BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
When it was announced that the central story of Robert Rodriguez's upcoming Sin City sequel would be A Dame To Kill For the big question on fans' mind was, "What do you do about Dwight?" While the character was played by Clive Owen in Rodriguez's first Frank Miller adaptation, that story - The Big Fat Kill - is actually set after A Dame To Kill For and, most importantly, after Dwight underwent major plastic surgery to hide his real appearance.
With Spike Lee's remake of the Korean revenge classic Oldboy going into production, we've still got plenty of questions about how his take on the material will compare to Park Chan-wook's original-- and we're confident that, no matter what Lee does, some fanboys out there will just hate it regardless. But now all those fans will at least know how much time they have to sharpen their knives
The upstart distributor, which previously brought you the surprise hit Insidious and the arty favorite Drive, announced today that they have picked up the United States distribution rights to Oldboy, which they say is set for an expected 2013 release date. They also included a synopsis that gives us some hints at how this new version of the story will differ from the original
As follow-up to his last directorial effort, the biopic Into the Wild, Sean Penn is prepping to helm another drama inspired by a true story of man versus nature, though this one has a happier conclusion. Crazy for the Storm will tell the story of Norman Ollestad, who survived a plane crash that left him stranded and alone on atop 8,600-foot San Gabriel Mountains in a blizzard at the tender age of 11.
Based on Paul Lieberman's harrowing book, Gangster Squad centers on the battle that broke out in Los Angeles after the World War II between East Coast gangster Mickey Cohen and the secret police unit charged with bringing him down. At the time the West Coast was a gangster-free zone, making it ripe for the picking for an ambitious and merciless thug like Cohen.
The Ford-Firestone lawsuits of 2000 may become fodder for a movie, adapted from Adam Penenberg's book Tragic Indifference. Josh Brolin could play the Erin Brockovich-style lawyer who stuck up for the victims who were injured or killed when their Ford Explorers rolled over after the weak Firestone tires exploded
Racing through New York City, J is in familiar territory—trying to prevent the total annihilation of planet earth once more—but is back to being a fish out of water as he swerves through traffic on the wily IT while Clement's baddie fires something vile out of his wrists
The “Story” section of new Web site also says J’s mission involves saving the entire Men In Black agency, and humankind, itself. So the stakes are much higher thana early implied, and shots from the long trailer do suggest some type of alien invasion, though we can’t really tell if it’s happening in the past, or in the present day
The slapsticky gags of the Men in Black universe appear to be back in full force, along with a bunch of ever sillier jokes, like the hippie telling Will Smith to get high--literally-- and the jarring nonsense of Smith saying he will "slap the shiznit out of Andy Warhol."
The movie is reportedly finished and set for its May 25 release this year, and maybe now that they're out from the cloud of the actual production, director Barry Sonnenfeld and makeup designer Rick Baker are willing to speak out about how crazy the whole experience was
Do these images single-handedly make the movie look like a must see? Nah. But it does remind me of the main thing I'm looking forward to in this film, the rapport that Will Smith and Josh Brolin ought to be able to build that refreshes the cranky old man vs. young upstart vibe between Smith and Tommy Lee Jones from the first film
So while the role seems open again, who do you want to play the villain facing off against Brolin? Are there any English-speaking actors who can match the original? And don't say you want them to scrap the film entirely-- it might not be the most popular opinion, but this remake is still looking interesting
I wonder if the Korean director guided Wasikowska toward Lee’s project? She’s a fabulous actress who quietly shattered souls in Jane Eyre opposite Michael Fassbender and managed to be one of the bets things about Tim Burton’s bizarre Alice In Wonderland. But I’d never think of her for Oldboy, which means it could be a brilliant stroke of stunt casting.
Men In Black 3 suffered a notoriously tortured production process, and given how lame the second film was, there's no particular reason to believe they'll improve things with the third one. But even with such a brief appearance in the trailer, Josh Brolin has given me reason to look forward to the film
The best reveal of the trailer by far is the shot of Josh Brolin as the younger version of Tommy Lee Jones, and you can't blame them for saving it to the very end-- Brolin nails the delivery and the grim facial expression, and his facial expressions are better than any alien makeup or Will-Smith-leaping-off-the-Chrysler-building effect in the trailer
Lee directs from his own screenplay about an Atlanta resident who spends a memorable summer in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. The filmmaker also plans to revive his character of Mookie from his seminal, Oscar-nominated work Do the Right Thing, which came out in 1989
Back in 2008 it was rumored that Steven Spielberg was planning a remake of ark Chan-wook's Oldboy starring none-other-than Will Smith. In the years since the project fell apart and both Spielberg and Smith took their names off the list. With the project once again up and running under Spike Lee's direction, however, it now seems that one of Smith's Men In Black III co-stars has taken his place.
Brolin is likely on a list that includes any number of eligible, A or B-list actors who can hold their own in action. The character, named Dae-su Oh in the original Korean film but of course to be renamed here, is sent to prison for mysterious reasons at the beginning of the film
Jason Reitman is at work now on Young Adult, his follow-up to the Oscar-nominated Up in the Air that also reteams him with his Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody, but he's already setting up his next move too-- and has attracted a killer cast to join him
It's based on a series of articles that journalist Paul Lieberman wrote for The Los Angeles Times, and contains the kind of juicy, flashy history that would make a great movie even without a dynamite cast attached. Seriously, there must be something really great going on here to get Sean Penn committed
There are some stories out there that the film industry will always come back to, find a way to retell, and rake in the profits (hence Gnomeo and Juliet and the upcoming Beastly). One of these stories is Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Not only is it exciting that Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck will be reuniting with their Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford Andrew Dominik for the comic heist tale
It’s impossible to be surprised anymore when Joel and Ethan Coen put out an incredible film. Writing and directing roughly one project per year, the pair is never tied down to genre or type, instead always making the
The Coen Brothers remake of True Grit is fast piling up critical acclaim. With a few weeks to go till its release, expect to see a lot more. Though the original movie version of this tale earned John Wayne an Oscar, the truth is that aside from Wayne’s performance
I'm as excited for True Grit as i am for any movie that'll come out in the next five years, and while character banners aren't exactly the same thrill as seeing the movie, they're still one step