Vin Diesel, who plays Dominic Toretto in the popular "The Fast and The Furious" franchise, recently unveiled the first official poster and the title of the eighth installment of the action/racing series of films, which will reportedly be called "Fast 8." An Instagram photo posted by Diesel also showed the film's tagline, "New Roads Ahead," and indicated that the latest "Fast & Furious" film will be set primarily in New York City.
Apart from all these details about "Fast 8," fans of the hit franchise also have something else to look forward to. Last year, NBC Universal Vice-Chairman Ron Meyer talked to Variety about the upcoming film and revealed that it will have several flashback scenes featuring the "Fast & Furious" lead character Brian Connor, who was played by the late actor Paul Walker.
The latest installment to the "Kung Fu Panda" franchise, "Kung Fu Panda 3," comes almost eight years after the first film was released and more than a decade since production on the original was started.
As such, it comes as no surprise that the animated film series has been "like a child" to its creators and that the making of "Kung Fu Panda 3" has turned into a family affair. It was previously reported that several of the main actors' children, including Jack Black's son Sammy, Dustin Hoffman's grandson Gus, and Angelina Jolie's children Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and Knox gave their voices to animal characters in the film.
"It's been 12 years since we first started the first 'Kung Fu Panda' movie," producer Melissa Cobb told The Hollywood Reporter from the film's world premiere at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood last week. "Angelina Jolie didn't even have her twins until the second movie had ended," she said. more >>
"Fast & Furious" star Vin Diesel has given the world its first peek into the poster, setting, title, and tagline of "Fast 8," the latest installment in the popular "The Fast and the Furious" series of action/racing films.
The actor took to social media to debut a new poster for the forthcoming addition to the franchise. The image, which features the New York City skyline, also shows the movie's premiere date and the words "New Roads Ahead."
According to Diesel's Instagram photo, the eighth "Fast & Furious" film will follow the style of the seventh film's title. "Furious 7" (2015) will be followed by what fans now know will be called "Fast 8." "Furious 7" (2015), which has grossed more than $1.5 billion worldwide, is the sixth-highest-grossing film of all time and has made "The Fast and the Furious" Universal's biggest franchise ever. more >>
NEW YORK — Actors Kevin Sorbo and Alan Powell who star in the film "Caged No More" reveal shocking statistics about sex trafficking, the world's fastest-growing crime, and how the newly released movie is educating and empowering people to take action and save lives.
"I knew it existed, I didn't know it was to this level. I always thought, 'Oh it's in Asia, it's in Russia, it's in some other country.' [But] not here," Sorbo said about human trafficking during an interview with The Christian Post. "It's always been there, we're just more aware of it now."
Much like his co-star, Powell also didn't realize how prevalent the horrific crime is. "I read the script and said, there's no way this really happens," he revealed. The young actor said it really hit him when he was sent articles of human trafficking incidents that happened in his home town just miles away from where he lives. more >>
Some of the children of the actors in "Kung Fu Panda 3" got to get in on the action, with E! News now reporting that Angelina Jolie's (Tigress) children, as well as Jack Black's (Po) son, and Dustin Hoffman's (Master Shifu) grandson can be heard voicing certain characters in the film.
The Jolie-Pitt children Pax (12), Zahara (10), Shiloh (9), and Knox (7) reportedly came into the studio to record voices for some animal characters in the third "Kung Fu Panda" film, as did Black's son Sammy (9) and Hoffman's grandson Gus.
"My boy actually has a voice in it," Black, who plays the lead role of Po, the Dragon Warrior, told E! News. "He plays one of the bunnies." The comedian added that he wished the movie only had one bunny since he had wanted to say, "My boy plays the bunny." Unfortunately, that was not the case as the movie probably has around "a thousand bunnies." more >>
Director Michael Bay cannot seem to keep away from the "Transformers" franchise, one that he was instrumental in bringing to the big screen, starting with the first trilogy of films starring Shia LaBeouf and a fourth film with a new lead star, Mark Wahlberg. According to a report in Time, Bay has finally agreed to helm the film after months of slowly being pulled into the franchise again. Months before, he was reported as one of the film's producers and later one, as creative consultant.
The Time report states that Bay also said that this was going to be the last film he will direct for the "Transformers" franchise. These words, however, were the same words he said the last two times he directed a "Transformers" movie.
According to another report in MoviePilot, fans of the franchise are naturally thrilled that the director who best knows the franchise is coming back. The report also cited an interview with Collider where Bay mentioned that despite his quitting the franchise early on, he was pulled back in again. He also noted that he had to find a workaround with his schedule in order for him to finish his other films, like "13 Hours." The studio behind the franchise is also set on getting Bay to helm all the films, as they seem to have big plans for the franchise. more >>