May 9, 2007
Jessica Biel: "Street Fighter"?
Remember that pretty rotten Jean Claude Van Damme movie that was based on a video game called "Street Fighter"? Well, you can bet the producers of the new version wish you'd forgotten.
January 10, 2007
New Writers (& Director) for "The Mummy 3"
Yep, looks like Universal is finally about to get off its butt and make a third "Mummy" movie. Though not signed yet, Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are expected to return. And wait till you see who they got to writer and direct the sequel!
November 22, 2006
Rob Cohen Will Bring Bruce Lee Back to Life
A few months ago we learned that director Rob Cohen was working on a movie ("Rage and Fury") that would "feature" Bruce Lee in some fashion or another. And since Mr. Lee has been deceased for quite some time, a lot of us were curious to see what "feature" actually meant. And now we know.
July 27, 2006
Box Office Preview: Miami Vice Turns Up B.O. Heat
With cops, drug dealers, and lots of bullets flying, the action film Miami Vice hits theaters across North America this weekend with its aim squarely on the number one spot. Young kids, meanwhile, will be offered another animated film in the form of The Ant Bully while teens get a new high school comedy in John Tucker Must Die. The overall box office should continue to be much healthier than last year as the Jack Sparrow-dominated month of July comes to a close.
May 16, 2006
Michael Bay Buys His Very Own FX Company
Michael Bay already owns his own production company (Platinum Dunes), so obviously he has to own his own FX house! This explains why the "Transformers" director and a partner dropped what must have been a LOT of cash to purchase well-regarded FX company Digital Domain.
November 15, 2005
Stealth Stunk, Sony Struggles, Sinbad Squashed
John Horn of the LA Times delivers an interesting article on the sad state of affairs over at Sony Pictures. Seems that, aside from "Hitch," none of Sony's releases have found an overly receptive audience this year. (For those keeping score, Sony's 2005 releases include "Stealth," "xXx: State of the Union," "Lords of Dogtown," "Bewitched," and that "Deuce Bigalow" sequel.) Also, it seems that "Fun With Dick & Jane" is a merciless money-pit, and that alleged "Sinbad" movie starring Keanu Reeves and "Stealth" director Rob Cohen? Yeah, that project's dead now.
July 28, 2005
RT Critical Consensus: "Sky High" Soars, "Stealth" Crashes, and Diane Lane and John Cusack Go Dateless
The willing suspension of disbelief is often essential to the moviegoing experience. This week's wide releases provide no such relief. We will be asked to believe that a fighter plane develops its own intelligence (and downloads mp3s -- most likely by such bands as Jet and U2). We will be asked to believe any kid with superpowers would have a rough time in high school. And -- perhaps the greatest stretch -- we are asked to believe that there would be a moment in history in which both Diane Lane and John Cusack would be dateless. Which films do the critics believe you should see?
July 25, 2005
"Chocolate" Remains Sweet at the Box Office
Fending off a handful of newcomers this past weekend was "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and the family-friendly confection proved to have some serious staying power at the box office. The Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration pulled in an estimated $28.3 million in its sophomore session, thereby snagging the #1 spot for two consecutive weekends.
July 11, 2005
Pogue Pens Remake of a French Fright Flick
Screenwriter John Pogue has sold his pitch for a remake of the 2002 French horror film "Malefique" to Paramount, says Variety. Producer Neal Moritz ("Stealth") will be overseeing the project. Based on a somewhat obscure original film, "Malefique" is about...
June 24, 2005
Get Comfy and Settle Down with "Elizabethtown"
Click here to enjoy a long and lovely sneak peek of "Elizabethtown," which is the new film by writer/director Cameron Crowe. Starring Orlando Bloom ("The Lord of the Rings"), Kirsten Dunst ("Spider-Man"), Susan Sarandon ("Bull Durham"), Alec Baldwin ("The Cooler"), Judy Greer ("Cursed"), and Jessica Biel ("Stealth"), "Elizabethtown" tells the story of an outrageous memorial for a Southern patriarch, in which an unexpected romance blooms between a young woman and man.
May 19, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Stealth
Yahoo! Movies brings us the all-new trailer for the upcoming action thriller "Stealth." From director Rob Cohen ("The Fast and the Furious," "xXx") comes the tale of a computerized mega-jet that gets zapped by lightning and starts blowing up stuff it's not supposed to. Our heroes come in the form of three elite naval pilots, as played by Josh Lucas ("The Hulk"), Jamie Foxx ("Collateral"), and Jessica Biel ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre").
April 13, 2005
Rob Cohen Delivers Some "Sinbad" Details
Rob Cohen talks about his upcoming "The 8th Voyage of Sinbad" in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, and ComingSoon.net shares the relevant information with those of us who rely on the internet for our movie news. As reported earlier, Keanu Reeves will be stepping into the role of Sinbad, and director Rob Cohen ("XXX," "Stealth") has enlisted the assistance of legendary FX guru Ray Harryhausen, who will join the production is a creative consultant.