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The Hateful Eight will be shot for a 70mm release, and The Weinstein Company is promising the widest release this shooting format has been offered in 20 years. TWC will also be offering releases in 35mm format as well as a digital release.
But future films are on notice: it will be forbidden to exhibit films with any bad language. It seems to put the kibosh on Leviathan, a critically-acclaimed Russian film that was a hit at Cannes earlier this year, but might not even reach our shores.
Samuel L. Jackson is certainly no stranger to the role of a hitman, and now he's getting ready to do it all again. The big difference this time will be that instead of gasps, he'll be going for laughs. The Academy Award-nominated star has signed a deal that will see him starring in the new action comedy The Black Phantom, which already has Kevin Hart attached in a co-lead role.
Truth be told, as remarkable as that passage is, the Ezekial speech from Pulp Fiction isn’t even the first dialogue chunk I think of when I recall Samuel L. Jackson’s Pulp Fiction character. I mean, his diner speech with Tim Roth in the closing moments of the Oscar-winning film might be my favorite Jackson scene.
Thanks to his important role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Samuel L. Jackson has spent plenty of time hanging around superheroes in the last few years - but what we've been really waiting for is the return of his own great superhero character.
It’s a good week for Samuel L. Jackson fans, who already got a first look at the actor in the upcoming action comedy Barely Lethal. People looking for something similar but far more extreme are going to be pleased with the above trailer and series of clips from the upcoming action drama Kite, the live-action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu’s 1999 anime A Kite. At least, I think they’ll be pleased.
Yates and Co. are hoping to get a greenlight from Warner after offering the studio a five-minute pre-visualization video detailing how the film could work. Something tells me casting one of the more popular character actors in Hollywood will help that along as well.
We do have to wonder if Jackson is a reliable source in this matter. The reality is that with no real connection to the film he doesn't really have any reason to lie about anything - unless he's been set up to create a smokescreen that will confuse fans and help keep all of Abrams' ideas secret. What do you think?
Harry is a former jazz virtuoso turned unreliable rollercoaster mechanic who lives in a forgotten train caboose in New Orleans. But after a drunken night celebrating an unexpected and massive inheritance, Harry finds he's hired a down-on-his-luck British butler to work for him.
This won’t be the first time Jackson and Cusack co-star in a King adaptation, as they were both in Mikael Håfström’s underseen 2007 horror mystery 1408>, though Jackson’s role was limited to one major scene. I can’t wait to see them share the screen together for most of a feature.
Have you ever dreamed of what it might be like to go camping with Samuel L. Jackson? Of course you have. Well, thanks to the upcoming thriller Big Game, we will all have the chance to experience this dream vicariously.
Though she has spectacular powers that include manipulating probability and creating hexes, Scarlet Witch was initially considered a surprising addition to the Avengers’ crew. Sure, in the comics she has been on the Avengers Unity Squad, but she is more often associated with X-Men comics, as her father is Magneto.
Jackson has signed on to be the villain for Matthew Vaughn’s soon-to-shoot espionage adventure The Secret Service. Based on a comic book series by Mark Millar and David Gibbons, the movie centers on a veteran MI6 spy who attempts to straighten out his screw-up nephew whose gunning for a criminal life in the hood. Millar has described the concept as My Fair Lady meets James Bond.
Samuel L. Jackson's most popular role nowadays is his regularly-recurring part as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but now it appears that he is ready to take on a much different kind of hero. The hard-working actor is now in final negotiations to star in Barely Lethal, a new action comedy has Hailee Steinfeld attached to play a teenage assassin.
In Big Game, the actor otherwise known as Nick Fury finally gets to play the President of the United States of America … only to find himself under attack. Jackson will escape from the downed aircraft in a safety pod, landing in the woods. There, he’ll be discovered and semi-recued by a 13-year-old boy who happened to be camping nearby.
In 2011, word hit that he was developing a live-action remake of the 1998 anime Kite. Unfortunately, Ellis died earlier this month, leaving the future of this remake uncertain. Preproduction for principal photography in Johannesburg, South Africa, was already underway, so producers scrambled to find a replacement for Ellis. They found one in South African director Ralph Ziman, who helmed to 2008 action crime-drama Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema
It's a sad off, ladies and gentleman! In this corner, we have one of Hollywood's biggest and blackest badasses, Samuel L. Jackson, defending America's dark history of racial injustice and slavery. And in that corner we have the waifish ingénue with the pixie cut and belting lungs, Anne Hathaway, fighting for the plight of impoverished and diseased prostitutes here and abroad! Watch as they square off in this festive and fucked up Funny or Die video
Samuel L. Jackson exited the Star Wars franchise in a pretty gnarly way. In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Mace Windu - Jackson's purple lightsaber-wielding Jedi character in the prequels - is doing battle Chancellor Palpatine and just when it looks like the good guys have won, Anakin (Hayden Christensen) chops Mace's arm off with his lightsaber and Palpatine shoots him out of a window using force lightning. Not a good way to go out...
The requirements for playing Tarzan aren't especially lengthy, but they are stringent. You must have excellently defined muscles. You must look half decent in a long, stringy wig. And you must be able to bellow the iconic Tarzan scream, preferably while swinging from vines and also wearing a loincloth
Peter Howitt, the director of films such as Antitrust, Sliding Doors and Johnny English, has found his two leads for his next film. Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper have both signed on the dotted line to star in the legal thriller Reasonable Doubt, originally known as The Good Samaritan.
Director Kasi Lemmons was scheduled to begin filming Nativity in New York City in October. But after several actors, including Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne, passed on the film’s male lead, Searchlight decided to postpone the start date … perhaps indefinitely.
An anonymous source would not elaborate on Jacksons’ involvement in the picture, though the Times elaborates that Sam would play a villain who is brutally tortured by Josh Brolin’s character – a man who has been detained by mysterious adversaries for years with no explanation.
With the first teaser for Quentin Tarantino's hotly anticipated Django Unchained, this line drawled out by a gleefully evil Leonard DiCaprio seemed to speak for eager movie-lovers across the web. Showcasing the riveting bravado of Inglourious Basterds Oscar-winning star Christoph Waltz as well as unveiling the bounty-driven plot of Tarantino's take on Westerns, that teaser made many of us desperate for more.
Being the fan that I am, I can't help but close this article out with another piece of Tarantino trivia. The last time that Oldman and Jackson appeared in a movie together was the 1993 Tony Scott movie True Romance, and who wrote the script for that movie? None other than Mr. Tarantino. In fact, that particular movie had Oldman dispatching Jackson with a high-powered shotgun - maybe it's time for some revenge?
Given the choice between good-guy Samuel L. Jackson and bad-guy Samuel L. Jackson, I think I prefer the former. But he sure does play a great villain when he wants to. From what we’re shown in the trailer for Meeting Evil, it looks like Jackson’s playing a man whose path you’d be better off avoiding. And Luke Wilson’s character may be learning that lesson the hard way.