Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2 helmer David Leitch will direct actor Will Smith in Fast & Loose, a crime drama currently being auctioned among studios and streamers. The move comes following a decision to shop the film around in the months since its initial development at STXfilms last April from a script by Jon and Erich Hoeber (The Meg, Red, Red 2), no star, and with Leitch attached only as producer at the time news broke.
BAD BOYS FOR LIFE: Don’t Miss The Newest Red-Band Trailer For The Long-Awaited Action Comedy Threequel
I’m still not over how bland the first official poster is for the January release of Bad Boys For Life. The newest trailer now online as of Tuesday certainly has more appeal and with none other than Will Smith and Martin Lawrence leading the way as they tear through the streets, fighting all sorts of crime and shenanigans and what not.
Gage SkidmoreNetflix is setting up The Council for actor Will Smith to star in and produce. The Gemini Man star will lead from a script by Peter Landesman (Concussion, Parkland).
BRILLIANCE: Will Smith And Akiva Goldsman To Adapt Fantasy Sci-Fi Novel From Marcus Sakey At Paramount
Just weeks away from Gemini Man, actor Will Smith is staying the course for more sci-fi and fantasy with Brilliance for Paramount Pictures. Deadline‘s Mike Fleming Jr. reports the Bad Boys For Life star will be partnering for a fourth time around with Akiva Goldsman to build a vehicle based on the current literary trilogy from author Marcus Sakey.
BAD BOYS FOR LIFE Trailer: The Mike Lowery/Marcus Burnett Love-Hate Bromance Continues…One Last Time!
It may have taken 24 years, but it’s nice to see the zeitgeist in film fandom being met with some providence for film fans keen on seeing their favorite stars return to their roles.
It’s the ultimate battle for which Will Smith (a la Men In Black) “makes this look good” with visionary director Ang Lee’s Gemini Man scoring an October 11 release. Paramount Pictures has an impressive slate on its hands which also lists this particular sci-fi thriller that’s been long in the making with years of its constant on-and-off the shelf treatment between directors and studios.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon director Ang Lee’s new sci-fi thriller finally gets a first trailer with Gemini Man launching on Tuesday. The long-awaited action thriller that spent more than a two-decades in development hell at Disney before landing a new home at Paramount and Skydance in the last several years.
Big things are finally impending after more than two decades for Paramount and Skydance’s long-awaited production of fantasy action thriller, Gemini Man. Will Smith, cast early on as the lead will be joined by actor Clive Owen and actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead as trade news sources THR and Variety have noted in recent memory for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon helmer Ang Lee to direct.
The project was originally set up at Disney from a pitch by Darren Lemke in 1997 but remained on the backburner due to the lack of technology for the same actor to produce dual performances on screen. Nowadays with such tech on hand, the Bright star will lead the film as an over-the-hill assassin who becomes the prime target of a cloning program that assigns his killer, a rendition of himself 25 years younger, to take him out.
Owen will star as the head of the cloning program with Winstead playing the agent assigned with surveiling our aged assassin who pairs up with him to prevent his demise. Especially being noted in news cycles this week at Slashfilm and Omega Underground is the mention of industry stunt coordinator and swellest-dude-ever, J.J. Perry, who will serve accordingly next to recent credits like John Wick: Chapter Two, The Fate Of The Furious and the recently-wrapped Dwayne Johnson headliner, Skyscraper which opens this summer.
Slashfilm reported this week that production will commence next month with cameras rolling from February 26 through July 21 in Savannah, Georgia; Budapest, Hungary; and Cartegena, Colombia ahead of an October 14 theatrical release next year. Smith comes off having hit big this season with David Ayer’s Bright ahead of a sequel confirmed earlier this month.
From L to R: Joel Edgerton, Lucy Fry and Will Smith in BRIGHT (Matt Kennedy/Netflix)
Taken through the meat grinder by critics while heralded by viewers like myself, it was a likely matter of time before Netflix would officially plant its feet into sequel territory from David Ayer’s latest success story, Bright. Thus, the streaming giant made it official on Wednesday with a new comedy skit as seen below, and with reports that Ayer will direct, as well as pen the script in place of Max Landis who wrote the first film.
Stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton led the film set in an alternative Los Angeles where humans, orcs and elves co-exist in a fragile state of peace in seperate classes stemming from a tumultuous history of conflict. That history comes to a head when two embattled LAPD patrol partners, Daryl and Nick, find themselves on a collision course with a dark elf and her two deadly enforcers a bust gone wrong with a fugitive elf girl carrying a powerful wand in her care.
Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless are also returning to produce the new film while cast additions and further announcements remain pending. That being said, while it is okay to observe what the critics have said, it will also service you to take consumers’ responses into consideration as well. Granted, Suicide Squad was crap but Bright is definitely not the shitshow the naysayers are making it out to be. Recommended.
Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.
Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), and Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad) also star for the film’s December 22 release. Enjoy the trailer below because much of it looks like a purely promising holiday action flick.
Bright is also up for a hopeful sequel if the rumors are anything to say for it. Otherwise, there’s still time to stir the pot should Ayer’s latest effort of film labor suit your fancy.
Darren Lemke’s pitch for assassin thriller, Gemini Man has been in a development slump for twenty years before news finally picked up last Friday. Thus, with the film ultimately landing at Skydance and acclaimed director Ang Lee possibly game to helm the pic, it looks like the film could have its star.