January 18, 2011
Jason Statham Talks More Crank, Expendables 2
He's out promoting "The Mechanic," but that doesn't mean Jason Statham can't talk about other things -- like the possibility of "Crank 3" or what's going on with the "Expendables" sequel.
April 15, 2009
Exclusive: Bullets and Babes on the Crank High Voltage Set
In this week's super-charged sequel to the 2006 sleeper hit, Crank (60%), the writing-directing team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (known simply as "Neveldine + Taylor") continue the adrenaline-pumping adventures of hit man Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) -- who, as you may recall, experienced quite a rough 24 hours in the first film. You didn't think a little high-altitude fall from a helicopter could keep Chev down, did you? This Friday's Crank High Voltage picks up right where Crank ended, and Rotten Tomatoes was on set at various locations during production to witness manic action, public indecency, Bai Ling craziness, leather-clad biker shoot-outs and good old-fashioned fun -- all the makings of a true-blue Crank flick.
September 26, 2008
Exclusive: David Carradine Cameo in Crank 2 says Statham
It's not just Death Race that boasts a cameo from legend David Carradine. According to star Jason Statham, speaking to RT this week ahead of the UK release of Death Race, the action superstar let slip that Carradine would appear in Crank 2: High Voltage as well.
October 30, 2007
Crank 2 Details Revealed
Not long ago, we discussed Jason Statham's plans to reprise his role as hitman Chev Chelios in a sequel to Crank. Now, thanks to Variety, we know how the filmmakers intend to pull it off.
October 8, 2007
Jason Statham Ready to Crank Out a Sequel
The closing moments of 2006's Crank may not have seemed like the most perfect setup for a sequel, but where there's a will, there's a way -- and according to Empire, Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine, and Jason Statham will be reuniting for Crank 2.
September 6, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Crowe vs. Bale in Box Office Shootout
Batman takes on Cinderella Man at the box office as the Russell Crowe-Christian Bale Western remake 3:10 to Yuma heads into the multiplexes over what is traditionally a tumbleweed weekend in the marketplace. More action comes in the form of Shoot 'Em Up which pits Clive Owen against
Paul Giamatti while those craving comedy get the new laugher The Brothers Solomon.
August 30, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Halloween Strikes on the 31st
The four-billion-dollar-plus summer comes to a close over the long Labor Day holiday weekend with three new wide releases all targeting male moviegoers. Slasher fans get to relive old days with the latest incarnation of Halloween, teens looking for a laugh get the ping pong comedy Balls of Fury, and adults interested in Kevin Bacon's brand of revenge have the action thriller Death Sentence.
August 23, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: War Leads Army of New Releases
Action stars Jet Li and Jason Statham face off this weekend in the new crime thriller War which leads a flood of new releases pouring into North American multiplexes trying to catch the final dollars of the summer movie season.
May 2, 2007
Unlikely Sequel Report: "Crank 2" and The Return of "Maverick"
It's not a big surprise when we share the news of a "Spider-Man 3" or "Saw 4," but recently we've been hearing about a few possible follow-ups that we didn't see coming. Namely, the Jason Statham action flick "Crank" and the Mel Gibson comedy/western "Maverick."
September 25, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: "Jackass" #1, "Little Miss Sunshine" Crosses $50M
Young men returned to theaters in droves and powered the crude new stunts sequel Jackass: Number Two to the number one spot with the biggest opening weekend of any film in the past seven weeks. The martial arts actioner Fearless debuted impressively in second place playing to young men as well, but the new older-skewing period dramas Flyboys and All the King's Men were mostly ignored.
September 5, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Invincible Scores Another Win at #1
Moviegoers had football on their minds for the second straight weekend as Disney's true-life NFL tale "Invincible" remained atop the North American box office over the long Labor Day holiday weekend finishing off another summer movie season. New releases "Crank" and "The Wicker Man" opened in second and third, respectively, while the critically acclaimed films "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Illusionist" both scored strong per-theater averages in moderate release. The holiday frame marked the first weekend in six long months where no new film debuted with at least $15M. Hollywood was happy to close the books on a summer movie season that was slightly better than than last year's.
August 31, 2006
Critical Consensus: "Crank" Is Well-Ranked; "Illusionist" Is Magic, "Crossover" Is An Air-Ball, "Wicker Man" Gets Burned
This week at the movies, we've got hoopsters with big dreams ("Crossover," starring Anthony Mackie), scary goings-on on remote islands ("The Wicker Man," starring Nicolas Cage), fast, fast vehicles ("Crank," starring Jason Statham and Amy Smart), and magic ("The Illusionist," starring Edward Norton and Jessica Biel). What do the critics say?
August 30, 2006
"Crank," Wicker Man," "Idiocracy" Won't Be Screened For Critics -- Guess The Tomatometer!
The studios have been hiding movies from those pesky scribes all year long, but this time they've outdone themselves. This week, three movies won't be screened before getting tossed into the theaters: Neil LaBute's remake of "The Wicker Man," starring Nicolas Cage; "Crank," another high-octane actioner starring Jason Statham; and Mike Judge's "Idiocracy," a "Futurama"-esque comedy starring Luke Wilson.
August 25, 2006
"Saw 3" Prologue to Piggyback "Crank"
If you're planning to go see Jason Statham's "Crank," and you like horror movies, we have some good news. If you're going to see "Crank," and you don't like horror movies ... be sure to show up late to the theater.
July 20, 2006
Comic-Con: It Begins With "TMNT," "Saw III," and More!
Geeks from across the world will converge at the San Diego Convention Center today to get their annual fix of comics, movies, and pop culture, and RT will be right there bringing you coverage of the panels, major announcements, interviews, and the daily B.O. levels from the floor (and I don't mean Box Office).
July 13, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Crank
In "Crank," Amy Smart plays a girl who keeps making phony phone calls to strangers... Nah, just kidding. Apparently this slick-looking action flick is a take on the old "D.O.A." concept: A tough guy (Jason Statham) discovers he's been given a terrible poison, and he only has a small window of time in which to catch his murderers...
July 11, 2006
The Comic-Con is Coming!
I attend several film festivals each year, but there's always one movie-centric event that I'd really love to attend: The San Diego Comic-Con. Movie geek heaven is what I like to call it. Read on to find out why...