by Matt Goldberg Posted: January 4th, 2011
An image of the cast from the upcoming remake of Red Dawn has found its way online. The film was in limbo due to MGM’s ongoing financial troubles, but now that the company has declared bankruptcy and begun restructuring, it’s possible the film will finally be released sometime this year. This image [via The Daily Blam] looks like it’s either a costume test or for promotional purposes, but I don’t think there will be a scene where the main characters gather to strike a pose and look directly into the camera.
For those who have never seen the original 1984 film, it centers on a group of teenagers that band together after America is invaded by the USSR. The remake of Red Dawn stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights), Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right), Josh Peck (The Wackness), Isabel Lucas (Daybreakers), Connor Cruise (Seven Pounds), Edwin Hodge (Take Me Home Tonight), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub Posted: January 4th, 2011
Sony has released 7 movie clips from Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet which stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz and Tom Wilkinson. If you’re asking how can Seth Rogen be an action hero, these clips will show you. As you’ll see, The Green Hornet is a twist on the superhero genre since it’s the sidekick who does most of the fighting.
I caught an early screening of the film and liked it a lot. While there was some bad buzz online awhile ago, I promise you the film is going to surprise you. Not only does The Green Hornet feature a number of impressive action scenes, it’s really funny. Hit the jump for the clips. Look for video interviews with the cast next week:
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), son and heir to Los Angeles’ largest newspaper fortune, is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato (Jay Chou). They realize that they have the resources to do something worthwhile with their lives and finally step out of James Reid’s shadow. Kato builds the ultimate weapon, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car with every weapon imaginable and Britt decides that in order to be heroes, they will pose as villains. With the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). He has united all the gangs under his power, and he quickly sees that the Green Hornet is a direct threat to the prosperous criminal underworld he controls.”
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by Bill Graham Posted: January 4th, 2011
The holidays have run their course for most people, which means the brief break that isn’t often afforded production already in progress is over. Director Brad Bird’s first foray into live action is back on track in Vancouver, Canada, where Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, and some cast and crew were photographed on set of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. What is clear is that the weather there isn’t quite as accommodating to Bird compared to working inside a studio–he looks pretty cold. Luckily for him, with a December 16, 2011 release date pegged for the fourth iteration of the franchise, they won’t have to shoot in the winter again. Hit the jump for all of the set photos and a recap of what we know so far.
While this might be Bird’s first live-action film, he carries quite a bit of weight in the industry. That’s because his animated films, The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille, are among the best animated films of the last decade. So it’s no surprise when Bird assembled quite an impressive cast, including Cruise, Pegg, Paula Patton (Precious), Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, and Josh Holloway (Lost). The film is supposedly set up as a quasi-reboot, with Renner being groomed to keep the franchise rolling in future films.
While there is no firm word on the plot itself, the talented team behind and in front of the lens are enough at this point to keep me interested. Additionally, with Michael Giacchino (Up) set to do the score and Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood) as the director of photography, I know Bird’s first live-action experience is set up to be a success. If any Lost fans need more connections to the show, J.J. Abrams co-wrote the story that the film is based on and is producing. This will be one to watch for when it hits theaters December 16, 2011.
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