Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who first joined the Furious family in its 2011 instalment, "Fast Five," is now confirmed to be officially on board for the upcoming sequel of the franchise, "Fast and Furious 8."
The actor informing the press at a conference to promote his latest film, "San Andreas," which he starred with Carla Gugino.
When asked to shed light on the rumors about Luke Hobbs returning in Furious 8, he simply answered: more >>
Despite the obstacles it faced during its production, the Tom Hardy-led "Mad Max: Fury Road" finally hit the theaters this past weekend and it garnered tremendous reception both by movie-goers and reviewers alike.
A.O. Scott of the New York Times said that the movie was "all great fun, and quite rousing as well -- a large-scale genre movie that is at once unpretentious and unafraid to bring home a message."
Screen Rant's respondent Kofi Outlaw said that the title "is beautifully strange, violent and thrilling cinematic composition" which further proves its director, George Miller, to be a more "brilliant maestro than ever." more >>
Filming production for Marvel's upcoming big screen film "Captain America: Civil War" has already started. One of the earlier set videos leaked online featured Anthony Mackie taking flight as the Falcon as well as Black Widow and the titular character making their way in a densely-packed street.
An Instagram post from a user in Atlanta revealed the costumed hero. The footage shows Falcon using his hi-tech jetpack to take out a group of enemies. The actor's equipment did not have its signature wings attached, however.
It would be a huge inconvenience to have it worn in public, given the small area of the set. The issue can "very easily be CGIed" later in the post-production phase, according to Cinema Blend. more >>
Anyone who closely follows the news probably noticed the recent coverage of the very controversial bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1994, a tragedy that claimed 85 lives. After the mysterious death of Argentinean Prosecutor Alberto Nisman just one day before he was scheduled to appear before Congress to formally present evidence that would incriminate Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of covering up the perpetrators of that heinous bombing, many Argentinians – especially those in the Jewish community – began to wonder if the case of the 1994 attack would ever be solved.
"God's Slave" ("Esclavo de Dios"), an award-winning film directed by Venezuelan Joel Novoa and featured in this year's Santa Barbara International, Palm Beach, Huelva, Lleida and Sephardi film festivals, was based on true events and provided great insight into the reasons why cases like the AMIA attack are so difficult to solve. It also gave its audience a peek inside the life of an Arab terrorist and the Mossad operative determined to stop him.
Ahmed Al Hassam (the Islamic terrorist and suicide bomber trainee) and David Goldman (the Mossad operative) follow their convictions throughout the movie's reimagined execution of the AMIA bombing and its aftermath. Hassam spent his adult years training to be a suicide bomber to avenge the death of his parents, whom he saw murdered by a masked Israeli operative. Conversely, Goldman, the Israeli secret agent whose brother was killed in a suicide attack, is not willing to let one more person die at the hands of a suicide bomber and begins to track Hassam in the hope of preventing another mass murder. They are both enslaved to their cause. more >>
The "X-Men" cinematic universe is about to get even bigger. If reports are true, 20th Century Fox is working on a new spinoff title called "The New Mutants." The studio is set to expand the franchise by introducing solo films in 2016, with the likes of "Deadpool" and "Gambit" as well as the next "X-Men" film called "X-Men: Apocalypse."
According to a report in Deadline, 20th Century Fox has sealed a deal with up and coming director Josh Boone to co-write and helm "The New Mutants" movie. Boone is known for his box office hit "The Fault in Our Stars," a movie adaptation of a novel by the same title. The report said that Boone will write the screenplay with Knate Gwaltney.
"The New Mutants" is part of the "X-Men" comic series. It introduces a new breed of mutants who were born with special powers and undergo training to become super heroes. Initial reports about the new project only say that it will "explore a new part of the 'X-Men' universe," but one report on Cinema Blend predicts that it will take away some of the storylines from the comic series. The series includes characters such as Cannonball, Karma, Mirage, Sunspot and Wolfsbane. However, the report also noted that the studio may end up not including any or some of the characters at all. more >>
Warner Brothers recently confirmed that it is developing a new installment to the 1993 movie "The Fugitive," the Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones starrer about a surgeon who was running from the law after being falsely accused with his wife's murder. The feature film was one of the studio's biggest hits in the 1990s, grossing $369 million worldwide.
According to an exclusive report in Deadline, they have already identified a writer who will pen the script for the said movie. Christina Hodson, who also wrote "The Eden Project" and "Shut In," was reportedly signed on by the studio to work on the screenplay. Among the producers of the film are Arnold and Anne Kopelson.
It was not yet known whether the upcoming movie will be a sequel to the first movie or whether it will be a reboot with the same set of characters. The movie was an adaptation of a popular TV series by the same title. The TV series followed the story of Dr. Richard Kimble, a surgeon who was falsely accused of his wife's murder. He takes an opportunity to become a fugitive in order to prove his innocence. He is hounded by a team of U.S. Marshals, led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, who becomes his unlikely ally as he discovers who the real killer is. more >>