Jim Henson‘s 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal has gone down in history as a master class in puppetry magic. And it’s important to the creative team behind the new Netflix prequel series that they get that aspect right.
At New York Comic-Con, director Louis Leterrier and creative executive producer Lisa Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter, promised that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will preserve the practical techniques of the ’80s classic and revealed a few more details about the highly anticipated 10-episode series.
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Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
A few weeks ago, Marvel Studios hit Jimmy Kimmel Live with the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Shortly afterward, Warner Bros. followed suit with the new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now it’s Sony’s turn, and they’ve brought… The Brothers Grimsby?
The action-comedy directed by Louis Leterrier stars Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong as brothers separated at childhood. Sebastian (Strong) grew to be an elite MI6 agent, while Nobby (Baron Cohen) became a small-town soccer hooligan. When Nobby finally tracks down Sebastian, he accidentally sets off a chain of events that send the brothers on the run. Watch The Brothers Grimsby trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
2015 has been a huge year for movie spies, between Kingsman: The Secret Service, Spy, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and now Spectre. But here’s hoping you aren’t tired of them yet, because there’s still more to come next year.
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for The Brothers Grimsby, which stars Sacha Baron Cohen as an obnoxious soccer hooligan brother who must go on the run with his estranged brother, an elite black-ops agent (played by Mark Strong). Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) directed. Watch the Brothers Grimsby red-band trailer after the jump. Read More »
This year’s Furious 7 pulled in over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office, but Furious 8 has yet to find a director despite a release date set for April 14th, 2017. But a director for the eighth installment of the popular car heist series has been hard to nail down. Earlier this we reported that Universal Pictures had narrowed their Fast and Furious 8 director search to three finalists. But now Straight Outta Compton filmmaker F. Gary Gray confirms he has signed on to direct Furious 8.
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Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
Last week we heard Furious 8 was having a bit of trouble kicking into gear. One of the biggest sticking points was the question of who would steer the film, since scheduling conflicts put previous franchise directors Justin Lin and James Wan out of the running.
Now Vin Diesel‘s latest Facebook posts suggest two possibilities: Rob Cohen, who helmed the original The Fast and the Furious, and Diesel himself. Meanwhile, studio Universal is reportedly eyeing Ericson Core (of the Point Break remake) and Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me). Let’s run down the possibilities for the Furious 8 director after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Following the halftime shenanigans of Left Shark and the over-the-top silliness of Syfy’s Sharknado series, Louis Leterrier will try to make sharks scary again with In the Deep. The Black List script by Tony Jaswinski centers on a lone surfer facing a shark attack. Get all the details on the Louis Leterrier In the Deep project after the jump. Read More »
Briefly: The latest Sacha Baron Cohen movie has a talented new addition, as his comedy Grimsby has just recruited Penelope Cruz.
Unlike some of Baron Cohen’s other films, Grimsby is a scripted film about a soccer hooligan whose brother is a secret agent. He co-wrote the script and Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) is directing. Baron Cohen plays the hooligan, obviously, and Mark Strong is his brother. Also in the cast: Ian McShane, Rebel Wilson and Gabourey Sidibe.
The Wrap reported the news of Cruz’s likely involvement. She’s currently in talks. As for her role, they say it’s most likely a supporting role as a “Femme fatale.”
Grimsby is scheduled for release July 31, 2015. It’s now filming.
Posted on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
UPDATE: Variety now confirms that Jon M. Chu is in talks to direct Now You See Me 2.
Lionsgate didn’t necessarily expect Now You See Me to hit as big as it did. Once it saw how much money the magician thriller was raking in, though, the studio knew just what to do: It got the wheels turning on a sequel.
Now, those wheels are moving toward a new director. According to a new report, G.I. Joe‘s Jon M. Chu is now the frontrunner to direct Now You See Me 2. Hit the jump for all the details on this latest development.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
Sacha Baron Cohen‘s next comedy is casting up. Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, David Harewood, and Johnny Vegas have just joined the cast of Grimsby, a spy spoof being directed by Louis Leterrier. Mark Strong was previously cast as one of the leads. Hit the jump for more details on the project.
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Briefly: The spy comedy Grimsby, co-written and starring Sacha Baron Cohen, has just been given a release date by Sony Pictures. Yes, you read that right. Though Paramount (who released his previous films) recently re-upped their first look deal with the comedic genius, his latest film has switched distributors.
Directed by Louis Leterrier, Sony will release Grimsby July 31, 2015. Filming starts this summer on the comedy which stars Cohen as an English soccer hooligan whose (yet to be cast) brother is a secret agent. [Deadline]