We all love a good action/revenge flick, right? Especially when it’s starring a great actor like Mads Mikkelsen.
The talented people behind ‘Riders of Justice‘ released a new trailer for the Danish-language film, which stars Mikkelsen as a soldier recently deployed to Afghanistan.
He’s forced to return home to take care of his teenage daughter, following his wife’s death in a tragic train accident. When a survivor of the wrecked train surfaces, claiming foul play, Markus starts to suspect that his wife was murdered, and sets out to find those responsible, so that he can reap his revenge.
We’ve obviously seen similar stories before, but that doesn’t mean we’re tired of them. As long as they’re done right, they always produce some quality entertainment.
The flick was written/directed by Anders Thomas Jensen, who previously worked with Mads on the 2015 film, Men & Chicken.
Riders Of Justice is set to be released inside select theaters on May 14, followed by an On Demand release on May 21.
51-year-old actress Renee Zellweger is set to star in the upcoming golf comedy, The Back Nine.
She’s teaming up with Sex and the City’s Michael Patrick King, who has signed on to direct the project. He also co-wrote the script with Jhoni Marchinko and Krista Smith.
Zellweger plays Casey Jones, who gave up a golf career so that her husband could have one. When she wakes up one morning to find her 25-year old marriage in free fall and her son off to college, she dusts off the clubs she tossed aside years ago in an effort to finally turn pro and redefine the ‘back nine’ of her life.
Certainly sounds like it could be a clever little film, and I don’t know, for some reason, I’m already buying Renee in this role. She looks like a golfer/retired mom to me. Plus, we know she does comedy well.
It’s not exactly clear when filming will begin, but we imagine it’ll take place sometime this year, so a 2022 release date seems possible.
We’ll keep you posted on this film, as we’re sure more casting news will be released soonish.
Mike Flanagan has proven himself to be one of the top horror directors in the game. He’s the director behind Doctor Sleep, Gerald’s Game, and the creator behind the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House.
The dude has found his space, and now he’s thriving in it.
It was just reported this week that Flanagan has signed on to direct the upcoming horror film set on Mars, The Season Of Passage.
Universal picked up the feature pitch from Intrepid Pictures. It’s based on the 1993 Christopher Pike novel of the same name.
Plot details are being kept secret; however, the Season of Passage centers around celebrity Dr. Lauren Wagner who was involved in a manned expedition to Mars. The whole world admired and respected her. But Lauren knew fear. Inside―voices entreating her to love them. Outside―the mystery of the missing group that had gone before her. The dead group. But were they simply dead? Or something else?
Flanagan has been in love with this story for years. He revealed on his Twitter account that he has been wanting to adapt the novel since he was a teenager.
He will co-write the script alongside his brother James Flanagan. No word on when production is set to begin, but I’m betting they’re wanting to have it ready by fall 2022.
The fifth film in the Indian Jones franchise is slowly putting together a pretty talented cast. We already knew Harrison Ford was returning, so that’s covered.
And just last week, we heard that Phoebe Waller-Bridge would be joining him as the co-lead.
Now, a new report claims Mads Mikkelsen is joining the project as well. No word on who he will be playing, but the dude is such a talented actor, he could really play anyone.
As mentioned previously, James Mangold is taking over the directing chair from Steven Spielberg.
The hope is to start production this summer, with Mangold meeting with other talent for other roles in preparation for production. Plot details are still vague on what new adventure awaits Jones, as are details behind who Mikkelsen will play. The film is set to bow on July 29, 2022.
It should be a pretty huge, blockbuster type film.
It’ll be interesting to see if the franchise can get back on track following the less-than-stellar fourth movie, which co-starred Shia LaBeouf.
45-year-old actor David Oyelowo is perhaps best known for his portrayal as Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 film, Selma.
Now, he’s set to make his directorial debut with the upcoming adventure-drama, The Water Man.
The story follows the adventures of a young boy named Gunner Boone (Lonnie Chavis) who moves to a small, rural town with his mother (Rosario Dawson) and his father (Oyelowo). When his mother’s illness worsens, Gunner attempts to seek out the local legend known as the ‘Water Man,’ who is said to be able to cheat death.
So what attracted Oyelowo to this story?
I grew up loving family films that have adventure, fantasy and jeopardy whilst never patronizing their young protagonists. As a father to four children I want to share films with my kids that both entertain and equip them for the highs and lows that lie ahead. I relish watching films with them that both transport our family to a different world and then leave us having meaningful conversations. I love films that do that, so I set out to make one for them, other families and hopefully, the whole world!
The movie is expected to hit theaters on May 7. It first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and that is where RLJE picked up the rights.
As ‘The Fast and the Furious‘ franchise has continued on for years and years, they’ve progressively gotten lazier and lazier with the titles.
Now, with this ninth installment, the title is simply F9. And we’re sure the tenth film will just be, “F”
This ninth installment was originally supposed to be released in May of 2020, but was pushed back due to the coronavirus. It’s now set to be released on June 25, 2021. And if it doesn’t get pushed back, it’ll be the first major blockbuster to debut since Tenet last fall.
Vin Diesel‘s Dom is back in the driver’s seat, while Justin Lin (who helmed parts three through six of the series) returns to the director’s chair for F9. F9 sees the return of many favorite and not-so-favorite characters, with an ensemble that includes Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron.
After this ninth film is released, the studio has plans to release a tenth and eleventh film. It’s believed that number 11 will be the last one.
Check out this brand new trailer for ‘F9’ below, and be sure to take the entire family to watch this masterpiece in June.
When done right, the action-comedy genre is one of the best in all of film, with movies like Rush Hour, Nice Guys, Deadpool,Game Night, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Other Guys, and the list goes on and on.
Back in 2017, the action-comedy film ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard‘ was released, starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. The movie received mixed reviews from critics, but earned nearly $200 million at the box office.
And thanks to the strong performance at the box office, a sequel was requested.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife is set to be released on June 16, 2021. It was originally scheduled to be released back in August of 2020, but was pushed back due to the pandemic.
This sequel brings back the team of Reynolds, Jackson and Salma Hayek.
Sequel picks up after the events of the first movie, and finds bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) trying to recover from those events and recharge — call it a psychological sabbatical. But he is literally pulled back into action by his old friend/foe Darius’ (Jackson) even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Hayek) who need his help saving her husband. They get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful madman (Antonio Banderas).
When you think of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, you think of Kevin James, right? No? Yeah, didn’t think so, but James will be playing Payton in the upcoming film, Home Team.
The Netflix film, which is being produced by Adam Sandler, is based on a true story.
You see, back when Payton was suspended for the 2012 season, he stepped back to find himself by coaching his son’s youth football team.
When Payton was suspended, he served as the offensive coach for his son’s football team at Liberty Christian in Argyle, Tex. (That’s the same school where former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was recently named head coach.)
His son, Connor, was a star athlete on the team, but he wasn’t exactly the happiest kid. He constantly missed his dad due to his insanely busy NFL schedule.
It’s being reported that this movie will be more serious than humorous, although, we can’t confirm that report. They could go two ways with it. A goofy film about an NFL coach trying to teach a bunch of kids to play football, or a more serious film focusing on the relationship between father and son.
Filming is expected to begin next month in Louisiana.
It looks like the controversial voting laws recently passed in Georgia are now impacting its film industry.
Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua are pulling their upcoming Apple movie, Emancipation, out of Georgia due to the voting laws. It was scheduled to start filming in the state on June 21.
Fuqua and Smith released a joint statement…
At this moment in time, the Nation is coming to terms with its history and is attempting to eliminate vestiges of institutional racism to achieve true racial justice. We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access. The new Georgia voting laws are reminiscent of voting impediments that were passed at the end of Reconstruction to prevent many Americans from voting. Regrettably, we feel compelled to move our film production work from Georgia to another state.
No word on what state they have chosen. For those who don’t remember, Apple purchased rights to the project for around $125 million last year.
This story is described as a passion project for both Smith and Fuqua.
The film is based on William N. Collage’s script about ‘Whipped Peter,’ who was an actual enslaved person who emancipated himself from a Southern plantation and joined the Union Army. When the Army doctor examined Peter, he discovered terrible scars from numerous whippings over the years, and the subsequent photos that were published made shockwaves around the country, with one image becoming known as ‘The Scourged Back.’