August 5, 2014
Now Streaming: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Need for Speed, and More
This week on streaming video, we've got a big blockbuster sequel and a video game adaptation for motorheads leading the bunch. Then, Netflix offers up a couple of action classics, well-received remake of a French comedy, a bodybuilding documentary featuring a young Governator, and a period action film set in an alternate 1939. Read on for details.
August 10, 2006
Box Office Preview: "World Trade Center" Arrives in Theaters
Another frame packed with four new national releases is led by Oliver Stone's 9/11 drama "World Trade Center" from Paramount. A trio of lower profile pics round out the weekend - Sony's family adventure "Zoom," Buena Vista's teen drama "Step Up," and The Weinstein Company's horror flick "Pulse." Despite all the new entries, Will Ferrell will try to win the box office title for the second consecutive time with his comedy "Talladega Nights" which has been racing well ahead of its competition since opening last weekend.
May 18, 2005
John Woo Makes a "Stranglehold" On Video Game Property
The Hollywood Reporter brings news of an upcoming non-movie project for acclaimed director John Woo ("The Killer," "Face/Off"). It was announced at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo that Mr. Woo will be developing a next-generation platform game entitled "Stranglehold." The game will be "a third-person, action-adventure game set in Hong Kong and Chicago that stars international action film star Chow Yun-Fat ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") in his video game debut.
May 17, 2005
Screen Gems Gets Rolling With Its "Tekken" Adaptation
Variety brings news of the next video game movie to hit production. The title is "Tekken," and the property was picked up by Screen Gems (from Dimension), with a production date scheduled for late fall. Director Charles Stone III ("Drumline," "Mr. 3000") is an admitted fan of the "Tekken" video game, which is news that might give other fans some high hopes for the movie version.
May 10, 2005
Clive Barker & John Woo Make a "Demonik" Pair
The Hollywood Reporter brings news of an odd-yet-interesting filmmaking duo: Clive Barker ("Hellraiser") and John Woo ("Face/Off") will join forces to deliver a movie / video game project entitled "Demonik."
February 28, 2005
Screenwriter Michael Werb Talks "Tekken" and "Face/Off 2"
Screenwriter Michael Werb spoke with Screenwriting Magazine about the "Tekken" movie and a possible "Face/Off" sequel, Dark Horizons reports. Werb said Brian White is in talks to play the lead role. "You get guys like White, and whoever else, and suddenly you've got people that look like they belong in the world." However, since the movie is based on a videogame, the movie needs "more than effects and skirmishes on screen to hold an audience."