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Baruchel, who hit theaters last year in the hit apocalypse comedy This is The End, will executive produce and star in The 10 O'Clock People, which is adapted from one of King's short stories.
Sequels are built on the concept of escalation, and Dragon 2 appears to raise its levels in almost every category. Instead of one main dragon, we’re seeing hundreds.
The deal was made at this year’s American Film Market, according to Bloody Disgusting. This news comes just a couple of weeks after mega producer Ivor Powell (Alien and Blade Runner) joined Gary Kurtz (Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back) behind the scenes, putting the first bit of life back in this project.
Based on an original screenplay written by Crowe, the new film stars Cooper as a defense contractor who is stationed in Hawaii and working to set up a weapons satellite launch. In a twist, however, Cooper's character is actually trying to " scuttle the launch," and he teams up with an Air Force pilot (Stone) to do so.
On some set visits, you spend a lot of time talking to the people who make the film look the way it does, from the production designers to the costumers to the director, all of them showing you their amazing special effects and the unique world they've created, usually within a soundstage. And while the effects on This Is The End will no doubt be impressive-- directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg still seemed slightly amazed that Sony even gave them the budget they had-- the movie is really all about the talking
Given how often apocalypse movies are set in Los Angeles, and the never-ending threat of an earthquake that will send all of California out to sea, you'd think at least a couple of famous people would have a disaster plan in mind. But as we can see in this brand-new clip from This is The End, apparently all there is is an assumption that they'll rescue the famous people first-- and a deep, totally understandable desire not to die in James Franco's house
Baruchel joins a cast that already includes Hugh Laurie, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish and Jackie Earle Haley. That’s a great group of actor eager to sign up for what originally sounded like a rehashed reboot of a popular franchise.
Here Baruchel, who co-wrote and co-stars in Goon, is in character as a loud and proud hockey fan and heckler. While other Goon promotional posters offer violence, and allude to "sex, drug and scorin' goals," this one drew ire. The posters had been up for two weeks before 38 of them were removed on Wednesday, the same day as the film's Toronto red carpet premiere. A citywide ban of the image now seems to be in effect.
Kurt Russell’s no stranger to the tough-guy act, nor is he unfamiliar with comedy, so his role in the upcoming film The Black Marks, which is described as a heist comedy, sounds like a good fit for the actor. The same could be said for Matt Dillon, who’s also on board to star in the movie, which now officially has a distributor.
When I see Jay Baruchel, I tend to throw him into the same category as Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg. It's not to say that his range is limited - same goes for Cera and Eisenberg - but he does have the tendency to play the weak, skinny nebbish who doesn't do well with confrontation. As a result it will be hard to see him as a hardcore punk rocker, but that's exactly what he'll be going for in The Rebel Kind.
The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing up in Canada and according to Cineplex hockey is a big player. Three films about the aggressively Canadian sport premiered last night, most notable of the group was Goon, co-written by Jay Baruchel, a name you be starting to recognize as the Canadian actor has made quite an impact in the past few years.
The title Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse has been floating around since June 2007, when it was a joke trailer starring Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel, who at the time were starring together in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up. A year later word got out that they were making an actual movie about it
An original member of the Judd Apatow crew, Jay Baruchel has established himself as - first and foremost - a comedian. From Undeclared to Knocked Up to Tropic Thunder, Baruchel has primarily used his career as an actor to make audiences laugh, but now he's going to try and make you tremble.
Baruchel is keeping busy as an actor too, acting for another Canadian treasure, David Cronenberg, in the upcoming Cosmopolis, but he seems like a smart enough guy that I'm just as interested in seeing how he turns out as a writer as well
Whenever I think of Jay Baruchel, I think of the awkward, nervous guy from the Judd Apatow movies and Undeclared. Whenever I think of David Cronenberg, I think about movies like The Fly,Videodrome, and Scanners. Needless to say, it's a bit weird writing about them in the same story, but here we go.