While I went in hopeful, I ended up hating Mark Pellington‘s last film, Henry Poole is Here. Hated it enough that hearing that the screenwriter, Albert Torres, had been hired to rewrite the live-action Akira adaptation all but killed my scant interest in that project.
But I’ve heard very good things about Pellington’s work on U2 3D (maybe not a surprise, given his music video background) and thought there was potential on display in earlier features like Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies. I’d like to see Pellington realize that potential, and wonder if I Melt With You, an ‘ensemble thriller’ that may now count Thomas Jane and Jeremy Piven among the cast, might be the ticket. Read More »
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We haven’t talked much about the film LOL, a remake of a French comedy, because it is a Miley Cyrus picture. Not really what most of our audience is clamoring to learn about. But on this Eclipse eve, why not report that Twilight co-star Ashley Greene is joining the cast along with everyone’s favorite sorta-tough guy, Thomas Jane. (I’m not being sarcastic there — I like Jane’s work quite a bit.)
They join Cyrus and Demi Moore in a film about “a teenage girl (Cyrus) who is dumped by her more sexually experienced boyfriend (George Finn) while her divorcee mother (Moore) struggles to move on with her life.” Jane plays the father of Cyrus’ character, while Greene will be “a high school bad girl.” [THR]
After the break, new roles for Angela Bassett and Heather Graham. Read More »
A few new movie posters have popped up on the interwebs today, including a teaser poster for Pixar’s Toy Story 3, a one-sheet for the $11,000 supernatural thriller Paranormal Activity, and the Thomas Jane‘s mystery thriller Dark Country. Check out previews of all three posters after the jump.
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Thomas Jane could finally have his real break-out role. HBO has premiered the (SFW) trailer for Hung, a series in which Jane plays a high-school basketball coach / gym teacher who realizes that he can become a star by exploiting his giant…sexual apparatus. Anne Heche co-stars as his ex-wife, and Jane Adams (Little Children) is aboard, too, as the woman who becomes, essentially, the pimp for Jane’s character. But the most notable creative name is Alexander Payne (Sideways, Election), who directed the pilot and will stay on as executive producer. Watch the trailer after the jump. Read More »
In March, we posted the first promo trailer for Give ‘Em Hell Malone. Set to the song “Bad to the Bone”, the trailer was basically a montage of blood squirting and guns firing. Yes, it was pretty frigging cool. AICN has a look at a new promo trailer, which was cut for the upcoming Cannes Film Market. This trailer is much more traditional, giving us a better look at the film’s story. The last trailer was just for fun, this ailer is to sell the film. I love the old school action movie look and feel of this film.
Directed by Russell Mulcahy, the filmmaker who brought us the Highlander series, the movie stars the very underrated and underused Thomas Jane as a tough as nails private investigator. Malone takes a job retrieving a case containing a mysterious secret, and goes through hell to protect the information but he dishes some hell as well… Bullets, fists, and blood fly as he fights through an army of thugs to protect the secret. I’ve embedded the trailer after the jump, leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Russel Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction) may be one of the last directors I would ever compare to John Woo, but I can’t help but think of Woo when viewing this promo trailer for his upcoming film Give ‘em Hell Malone, starring Thomas Jane. Set to the tune of “Bad to the Bone” (yes it’s been a while for me too), the promo shows us a well choreographed shootout with Jayne, his big-ass gun, and baddies galore. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2009 by David Chen
It’s been an interesting ride for Simon Hunter’s The Mutant Chronicles. According to Hunter, the movie has had many directors and actors attached over the course of the past decade, and has spent a lot of time in development hell. Hugely ambitious on a relatively modest budget, Hunter’s version of the film has already been released and reviewed in Europe, and has made the rounds at some film festivals and conventions here in North America. It will premiere in the U.S. on Video-On-Demand on March 27, 2009, before getting a limited release on April 24, 2009.
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Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the two madmen behind Crank, appeared on The Movie Blog Uncut and talked briefly about their upcoming adaptation of Jonah Hex.
For those of you who don’t remember, a few months ago, a photo of Thomas Jane made up to look like Jonah Hex leaked onto the internet. At first some believed it to be a concept photo for the actual film, but Neveldine and Taylor quickly denied any knowledge. Jane came out and publicly admitted that the concept photo was actually something he did on spec, in an attempt to convince Neveldine and Taylor to cast him in the film. So what is the outcome? Will Neveldine and Taylor cast Jane as the gunslinging anti-hero?
“He’s a great guy,” admitted Brian Taylor, later adding “But we… don’t see the guy as Jonah Hex, to be quite honest with you. But we like him.”
“It was a really huge compliment to us,” Mark Neveldine added. “And we’ll have him in one of our movies.”
So who is going to play Jonah Hex? The directing duo wouldn’t reveal any names.
“We have some options.”
And the casting process won’t really begin for a few more months. The duo are still hard at work editing Crank 2: High Voltage, and are planning to begin pre production in January 2009. Principal photography would begin in March 2009 in either Louisiana, Georgia or Arizona.
Another interesting tidbit that was revealed during the show was in relation to the lightweight consumer grade cameras that they used to shoot the Crank sequel. Apparently the cameras allowed for so much freedom, that they shot over 279 hours of footage in the 31 days of production, which is more footage than James Cameron shot on Titanic (138 days).
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