Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese Writing ‘Micronauts’ For J.J. Abrams and Paramount | /Film
I am still waiting for a Sectaurs movie.
Rourke Abstains From EXPENDABLES 2 For Something Better In Every Way | CHUD.com
Sucks that the Mick-ster isn't going to be in E2, but Seven Psycopaths is a nice consolation prize. Last thing I saw Adgy post about it is that Roarke might have stepped away...
hurm...madman gangster who's beloved pooch gets dognapped by a bunch of wannabe losers...nahhhh that don't sound too much like it was written for the guy. Rockwell/Walken/Roarke in the same flick, time to call the toomuchcoolintheroom police!According to Deadline, Rourke is doing just that and plans to join McDonagh-veteran Colin Farrell as well as Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken in Seven Psychopaths, the director’s sophomore effort. The story focuses on a screenwriter who gets wrapped up with dog-nappers and gangsters in an effort to inspire his next script, which shares the movie’s title. Apparently Rourke will be reassuming his role as a tough guy dog-lover from the lets-just-not-talk-about-it Once Upon A Time In Mexico, and here will play an insane gangster who loses his shih tzu.
Mr. Fleming presumes that Rourke is hot for a little bit of that awards buzz again, but frankly I’m hoping he just sees a good opportunity and is leaping on it. The Expendables is fun and all, but it sounds as if they were always going to whack his character anyway. McDonagh’s In Bruges is certifiably amazing, hilarious, and a truly awesome directorial debut for the theater dramatist. His second effort is sure to get a lot of people (like me!) very excited, and he’s clearly got a great cast assembled to fill it out. These are all guys that, when working with a strong director, can do really spectacular work.
This is definitely one of those movies I want tomorrow– gonna be a rough wait.
Paul Walker in Talks for BRICK MANSIONS
Paul Walker is taking a break from the high-octane world of The Fast and the Furious to join the equally adrenaline-pumping heights of Parkour. Walker is currently in talks to star in Brick Mansions, the American revision of Banlieue 13 (District B13) with a script by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen (Taken). Besson co-wrote the original Paris-set film starring Parkour-creator David Belle (District 13: Ultimatum), who will reprise his original role in the remake.
Brick Mansions will be set in an American city, with Walker slotted to play an undercover detective tracking down a drug dealer who has stolen a weapon of mass destruction. The chase leads into the ghetto known as Brick Mansions, where he enlists help from Lino (Belle), who knows the streets better than anyone and isn’t afraid of the drug dealers. Hit the jump for more on Brick Mansions.
Deadline also reports that although the role of Lino in Brick Mansions was highly coveted, Besson would not make the film unless Belle was involved. The original French film was directed by Pierre Morel (From Paris With Love) who also directed Besson’s Taken. Though the directing job for Brick Mansions is confirmed to be another protégé of Besson’s, no name has yet been revealed.
First Look At Denzel Washington In ‘Safe House’ & Poster For The Film > The Playlist
Marking the Hollywood debut of “Snabba Cash” helmer Daniel Espinosa, and featuring a hot script by David Guggenheim, the film centers on a young U.S. intelligence agent (Ryan Reynolds) who must go on the run with a newly arrived prisoner (Denzel Washington, pictured looking quite badass) after his titular safe house comes under attack by assassins. We’ve read the script by Guggenheim—described as a mix between “Collateral” and “Three Days of the Condor”—and felt it was a solid thriller, though missing a bit depth, something we hope Terry George (”Hotel Rwanada,” “In the Name of the Father”) brought to the movie in his rewrite.
This one boasts a helluva supporting cast including Brendan Gleeson, Liam Cunningham, Sam Shepard, Robert Patrick, Tim McGraw, Vera Farmiga and Joel Kinnaman and with Espinosa at the helm, we’re anticipating some solid popcorn entertainment. “Safe House” hits theaters on February 10, 2012
Some serious potential in this one. Fingers crossed.
Gina Carano is the art house answer to Steven Seagal in Soderbergh's 'Haywire'
Really high hopes for this one.Though Soderbergh’s global pandemic thriller "Contagion" will likely serve as his awards offering, "Haywire" may be the stronger effort for some. Stronger in the sense that it accomplishes what it sets out to do in a more effective manner for it is the reality of Carano's abilities that interests the “Haywire” team. The film is meant to work as an entertaining stage to showcase her rough, ruthless and ultimately captivating mixed martial arts expertise.
Exclusive: Steven Soderbergh Spies Other Plans, Won't Direct 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | indieWIRE
****. This was my dad's favorite TV show ever and I liked it, too. Now I wonder if it will ever get made...With the studio already hemming and hawing over casting options, this week they delivered a low $60 million dollar budget proposal for what is supposed to be the first in a tentpole franchise threequel. Soderbergh felt the figure wasn’t enough for a ‘60s set period spy film that’s set on four continents, and with a March date looming, he could no longer wait for the studio to refine numbers or set cast, officially pulling out of the project.
Insiders indicate that Warner Bros. have been hedging their bets with casting for months now. When George Clooney dropped out of the project because of a bad back, the studio was relieved, wanting to start the franchise with a much younger actor.
When Soderbergh presented his top two choices – Michael Fassbender and “The Killing” star Joel Kinnaman – the studio were both positive and yet cold on the actors, only to hire them both for two other WB projects – “Londongrad” and “Arthur & Lancelot” – months later (which reportedly never sat well the filmmaker either).