Cameras are set to roll this Spring in New York and New Jersey for dark comedy crime pic, The Kill Room, according to Deadline’s Andreas Wiseman reporting on the addition of actor Joe Manganiello (Archenemy, Zack Snyder’s Justice League) to the cast.
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It’s been three years since the completion of Todd Robinson’s new military war drama, The Last Full Measure. Casting switcheroos and production length aside, the film finally screened for veterans last October in Westhampton and Roadside Attractions has since taken the mantle to host its release this weekend.
Michael Keaton (American Assassin), Maggie Q (Divergent franchsie), and Samuel L. Jackson (The Hitman’s Bodyguard) will star in The Asset for Millennium Media (The Expendables franchise).
Imaginably, I would have thought director Tim Story’s follow-up from John Singleton’s 2000 continuation of the Shaft franchise would be a bit darker than what’s presented in the first official trailer. Usual comedy aside, what we get here seems a bit extra and feels more like a fish-out-of-water crime romp written by someone trying to grow from their previous workdesk at Disney.
While two seasons away from its release next year, it’s safe to say the first official trailer for the new third-phase MCU outing, Captain Marvel, has gained a foothold. Directing pair Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are at the helm for the new chapter of the continuing saga now preceding the events of Avengers: Infinity War, with actress Brie Larson front and center.
Things are already stirring at Cannes with deals and announcements readying from now through next week. Millenium is on hand as well and with a revealing photo gone viral in its wake, we now have some context regarding a second title per Alex Ritman’s exclusive at The Hollywood Reporter.
A script remains yet to be written whilst both Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are expected to reprise their roles for The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, according to the report which also cites the tagline: “The Good. The Bad. And the Batshit cray.” The film follows last summer’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard from director Patrick Hughes, telling of a disgraced bodyguard whose troubled past with a hitman sees the two on a raucous journey of survival while a mad dictator – the subject of a war crimes investigation by the Hague – sends for their deaths.
Millenium’s package also includes director Ric Roman Waugh’s Angel Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler and Sylvester Stallone’s long-awaited return for Rambo V announced over the weekend, in addition to a fourth Expendables film which has been in development for the last several years, as well as The Mechanic 3 following Simon West’s 2011 reboot of the Charles Bronson classic, and Dennis Gansel’s 2016 sequel – both headlined by Jason Statham.
New Line Cinema is still moving forward with Tim Story’s installment of the iconic 1970’s action franchise vehicle, Shaft, and the word now is that its found its star in Independence Day: Resurgence actor Jesse T. Usher. Also of note is the return of star of John Singleton’s 2000 Shaft reboot, actor Samuel L. Jackson, along with that of actor Richard Roundtree who cameoed in the movie.
Titled Son Of Shaft, Davis Entertainment’s own John Davis is producing the film along with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris whose script will see Usher as the once estranged son of Jackson’s character, an FBI agent and a cyber expert forced to reluctantly pair up with his father, ensuing a clash between the old school and new school ways of crimefighting. The original film, directed by Gordon Parks and heralded by its popular title track from award-winning recording artist Isaac Hayes, was a phenomenon with Roundtree starring in the title role – a badass New York detective who infiltrates the criminal underworld to rescue a mob boss’s daughter.
Filming is expected to commence later this Fall. (Deadline)
Lest you fall sleep on The Expendables 3 helmer Patrick Hughes’s latest R-rated affair, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, a brand new trailer has arrived ahead of its August 18 release.
In the spirit of keeping the summer movie hype going, director Patrick Hughes’s new action comedy, The Hitman’s Bodyguard is back to boast a little more of its promising thrills apart from its first red-band trailer last month. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live took to its audience late Thursday evening to unveil an exclusive look at the second official trailer ahead of its August 18 release.
I don’t think anyone generally knew that the marketing for director Patrick Hughes’s latest action thriller, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, was going to be such a hilarious pisstake. Given the latest official artwork debut however, it appears they’re not kidding.
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Patrick Hughes gets it. Sure, The Expendables 3 may have been a measurable misfire, but judging by the first trailer for his latest endeavor, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, you get the feeling you’re on familiar territory and especially after taking in so much of actor Ryan Reynolds through all of the Deadpool fan fervor. It’s a good move. A smart move, and right next to casting Samuel L. Jackson to keep the buddy formula going, the film looks nothing short of the very promise we missed out on three years earlier.
The world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson]. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator [Gary Oldman] who is out for blood.
Everly star Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife with a cast that rounds out nicely featuring Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell and Richard E. Grant. August 18 is the date to mark on your calendar for the film’s theatrical release, otherwise whetting the appetite with even more gut-punching toilet humor, rip-roaring action and all other sorts of R-rated antics that will keep Hughes in your good graces.
Watch the new trailer below now!
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