Archive for February 10, 2011
In the summer of 2009, Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment drudged through our collective 1980s nostalgia treasure box and pieced together, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, an over-the-top adrenaline-fueled action film with Stephen Sommers at the helm.
Today, we’re getting word of the three potentials names that could replace Sommers’ on the director’s chair for the upcoming G.I. Joe sequel.
Latino Review reports that Jaume Collet-Serra (House of Wax and The Orphan), F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen and The Negotiator), and John Chu (Step Up 3-D and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) are all in the running to pilot the H.A.V.O.C., I mean sequel.
F. Gary Gray is the most obvious choice for the position. G.I. Joe would be his biggest budget to date but it wouldn’t be much of a stretch from ...
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Two weeks ago the first official look at the cast of X-Men: First Class hit the net in what can only be described as a messy concoction of negative reactions, even from the director of the film, who did not approve of the amateur photoshop work.
Matthew Vaughn did his best to spin something positive out of the situation, by talking about the film’s story, characters and costumes, while releasing some better images (actual stills) from the film. While Vaughn made a good effort to paint the film in a better light, inevitably our best measure of this film is going to come from the official X-Men: First Class trailer.
Adding to its roster of great TV programming (Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead), AMC will premiere its newest show, the mystery/crime series The Killing in April.
Based on the Danish TV series Forbrydelsen, The Killing will focus on a Seattle police investigation into the murder of a young girl.
The twist with this show is that it will have a pretty unique format for a crime procedural: each of the 13 episodes in the season will encompasses one day and the focus of the episodes will rotate between the lead detectives on the case, the murdered girl’s grieving parents, and a city council president who is running for mayor. Through this rotating focus secrets will be exposed, we’ll learn about what drives the respective characters, and ultimately the city, the people ...
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A remake of the 1976 sci-fi hit Logan’s Run has languished in development hell for almost twenty years, but it looks like the project might finally be gaining some much needed traction.
Rinsch departed the production earlier this year to focus on Universal’s upcoming adaptation of 47 Ronin, which unfortunately sent Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver back to square one with Logan’s Run. However, it looks like Nicolas Winding Refn (Valhalla Rising, Bronson) has been brought on board to help steer the project back on track – and Deadline is reporting that he’s already found his leading man.
Evidently, WB is finalizing a ...
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It’s been a while since anyone has talked about the Red Sonja reboot/remake. Robert Rodriguez has long since abandoned it as a possible directorial effort; his proposed star and former fiancee Rose McGowan ended up joining Conan the Barbarian instead; and last year’s rumors about Megan Fox starring turned out be nothing but hot air, not-so-shockingly enough.
Now producer Avi Lerner (who’s involved with the Conan reboot as well) has spoken out about the fiery-haired warrior’s next cinematic outing and says that it has a director in Simon West (Con Air, The Mechanic) and a possible starlet as well – in the unexpected, but pleasant form of Amber Heard.
Red Sonja was based off a character created by Robert E. Howard, but her first official appearance was in Marvel’s Conan the ...
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