Photo Dump: Clash Of The Titans

5 10 2009

Clash Of The Titans

Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans looks like it’s going to give the 1981 original a swift kick in the pants. The first set photos of Sam Worthington as Perseus (courtesy of Empire) match the director’s promise of a grittier and more human story while giving the classic tale the respect it deserves. Lately, almost every director promises their modernization will be “darker and gritty” but in this case it’s actually warranted. If you remember seeing the Godzilla-like Kraken or just read Eric making fun of it in his review of Predator, you realize the pointless attempt at stop-motion special effects in that movie turned into more camp than it should have been. These stills set the tone for a movie that matches the myth, even though I’m not fully sold on Liam Neeson’s Zeus garb (via EW).

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First Photo: The A-Team

1 10 2009

A-Team

Thus far, all of the news about the new A-Team has come in bits and pieces, each actor for Joe Carnahan’s remake coming one soldier of fortune at a time. It all started with Liam Neeson’s casting as the team leader, Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith. Then Bradley Cooper as pretty-boy Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck. After a long break and thousands of rumors, the role of B.A. Baracus was given to MMA fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Then, in a flurry, it closed with the casting of District 9‘s Sharlto Copley as Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock as well as the addition of a villain and female lead, Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel. Then came the van. Now, after months of casting, the new A-Team has finally been photographed together thanks to Comingsoon.net. Read the rest of this entry »





A-Team Casting News and Van Photos

21 09 2009

A-Team Van - Patrick Wilson

Last week we reported that the final puzzle pieces for The A-Team were being put in place as Sharlto Copley was stepping into the roles of Howling Mad Murdock and Jessica Biel would be playing Faceman’s (Bradley Coopers) ex-lover and a general that is pursuing the team. Now that the dust has settled and those two have been officially signed, a new name has entered the cast list and some new photos of the team’s famous van have popped up online.

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Is This Our A-Team Cast?

16 09 2009

The A Team

With the announcement of Rampage Jackson being cast as B.A. Baracus for the remake of The A-Team last week, the four-man soldiers of fortune team came one man closer to completion, the only key character missing being ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, played by Dwight Schultz in the series. Now it is being reported that one of the breakout stars of this past summer may be close to landing the role as well as a pretty face to accompany them. Read the rest of this entry »





Even a Broken Clock Is Right Twice A Day: Rampage Jackson IS the New B.A. Baracus

8 09 2009

B.A. Baracus - Rampage Jackson(Um…both have a fondness for chains?)

A couple weeks ago I posted an article about how incredibly unreliable the British tabloids are in reference to announcements that Megan Fox was being cast in the next Batman film and that Robin Williams doing a Susan Boyle biopic. Literally as I was writing the article, The Sun printed a story saying that Rampage Jackson, the UFC fighter, was going to be taking the role of B.A. Baracus, made famous by Mr. T, in the A-Team movie due out next year. Out of the three stories, one ended up actually being true. Read the rest of this entry »





Weekend Preview: District 9 Has Arrived

14 08 2009

The secrets of District 9 can finally be revealed after months and months of secrecy. Expect a review on Monday. With that, your new releases this weekend are after the jump:

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Liam Neeson In Talks To Play Man Who Loses Something And Has To Get It Back…At All Costs

6 08 2009

Liam Neeson(I wonder what was taken from him before someone snapped this picture…)

Last week, with the premiere of the trailer for The Other Man, I made a joke that Liam Neeson is starting to get typecast as a “middle-aged man who discovers that someone close to them has been taken away and he is the one that has to hunt them down and get revenge”. Throw in the word coma and you have the plot of  Unknown White Male. This is no longer a joke. From Variety:

Liam Neeson is negotiating to star in “Unknown White Male,” the Dark Castle thriller that will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.

…Neeson will play a doctor who goes to Berlin for a medical conference and gets into a car accident. When he awakens from a coma, he discovers that his wife doesn’t recognize him — and she’s living with another man who has assumed his identity.

To make matters worse, the article reminded me that Neeson will also be playing Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith in The A-Team – a movie where a bunch of middle-aged men are hired to find someone that has been taken away and hunt down those responsible and get revenge.

I’m feeling a bit queasy. I may take a half-day.