January 10, 2014
Weekly Ketchup: Films Formerly Starring Paul Walker Make Adjustments
This Week's Ketchup actually covers three full weeks since the weekend before Christmas (two editions of the Yearly Ketchup were published during that time -- the Freshest stories of 2013 and the most Rotten). Most of Hollywood took (at least) those three weeks off, but there was still a fair amount of movie development news, although some of it was in the "rumor" or "ambiguous tweet" category. The ten stories we're going with include a few true stories (Richard Pryor, Montezuma, and the Boston Strangler) and a few sequels (including Ice Age 5, Night at the Museum 3, and Paul Blart 2).
February 6, 2013
Paul Walker Is the New Hitman
He'll step into the role vacated by Timothy Olyphant in Fox's upcoming "Hitman" sequel/reboot-type thing, titled "Agent 47."
May 25, 2010
Fox Aims for Hitman 2
Fox is gearing up to film a sequel to "Hitman," with Spanish director Daniel Benmayor ("Paintball") set to direct.
October 28, 2009
Xavier Gens Will Cope with Fallout
"Hitman" director Xavier Gens is set to direct "Fallout," a post-apocalyptic thriller that's being touted as a film "that combines elements of 'Assault on Precinct 13' with 'Lord of the Flies' in a story of survival."
March 10, 2008
RT on DVD: Call It, Friend-O -- No Country For Old Men Hits DVD
The critically-acclaimed, Oscar-winning No Country For Old Men comes to DVD this week, accompanied by a litany of fellow Fresh films (Lake of Fire, Summer Palace, Dan in Real Life) as well as a gaggle of critical duds (Hitman, Bee Movie, August Rush, and more).
December 6, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Golden Compass Sets Course For #1 Debut
New Line hopes to breathe some life into the North American box office with the launch of its pricey adventure film The Golden Compass which stands as the frame's only new wide release. Directed by Chris Weitz (About a Boy), the PG-13 film aims to capture a large crowd including the family audience and fans of sci-fi and fantasy.
November 29, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Mr. Skywalker and Ms. Storm in New Thriller
Only one new film ventures into wide release. Studios typically avoid opening worthwhile pics during the weekend after the Thanksgiving frame since moviegoing subsides and holiday shopping becomes a bigger national priority. Overall ticket sales tumble by 40-50% from the previous frame and holdovers usually lead the way.
November 25, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Enchanted Conjures Up $50M Thanksgiving Debut
The box office bounced back over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend as moviegoers spread their dollars across a wide variety of films which collectively helped to bring the marketplace back to life after a mostly uneventful fall season. Disney led the way with its new family pic Enchanted, which ruled the multiplexes.
November 23, 2007
Total Recall: Thank Goodness For Hit Men
This week, Timothy Olyphant stars in Hitman, the tale of a skilled contract killer who finds himself in the midst of deadly political intrigue. Here at RT, we thought it would be a good time to explore the dark, disreputable cinematic world of the gun-for-hire.
November 21, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Enchanted Leads Packed Holiday Weekend
This weekend For the first time this decade, a new release seems set to take over the number one spot during the busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend at the North American box office. Studios are cramming a six-pack of new titles into multiplexes nationwide hoping the recent famine in the marketplace will be replaced by a feast.
November 6, 2007
Timothy Olyphant Addresses Hitman Rumors
About a month ago, we discussed a rumor regarding 20th Century Fox's supposed sacking of Hitman director Xavier Gens -- and the studio's rumored desire for a PG-13 film. Fox later refuted the rumor...but doth the studio protest too much?
October 12, 2007
Fox Assures Hitman Will Be Rated "R"
Once again, the Internet had us worried there for a minute. After yesterday's report that Fox would be retooling an "explicitly violent, very bloody cut" of Hitman for the Live Free or Die Hard crowd, Fox has jumped in for some much-appreciated damage control.
October 11, 2007
20th Century Fox Butchering Hitman?
A few weeks back, we discussed the news that 20th Century Fox had pushed back Hitman's release date, from October 17th to November 21st. Now, according to a report from Twitch, we might know what prompted the change.
August 27, 2007
New Release Dates for Hitman, The Spirit
If you're an action fan, chances are you've got your eye on Timothy Olyphant's Hitman and Frank Miller's The Spirit -- and Slashfilm is here to help you pencil in the appropriate dates on your filmgoing calendar.
August 8, 2007
Jonny Quest Coming to a Theater Near You
Once Warner Bros. announced plans for a Speed Racer movie, animation fans knew it was only a matter of time before the studio started raiding the vaults for more adaptations of classic cartoons. Well, that time is now: Variety reports that Warners will be bringing Hanna-Barbera's mid-'60s icon Jonny Quest to the big screen.
June 27, 2007
Trailer Bulletin: "Hitman" Teaser Up For Grabs
October's shaping to be an entertaining month, what with "3:10 to Yuma," "30 Days of Night," and "Hitman" all slated for release within a week of each other. And Fox has just put out the first teaser trailer to "Hitman" to whet the action appetite, which you can check out here.