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November 24, 2008

Five Favorite Films with Jason Statham Opens in new window

Rotten Tomatoes spoke to Statham about his favorite films of all time, which surprisingly include a few Paul Newman classics and unsurprisingly include a Bruce Lee film. As our conversation continued, we also discussed the different feel of Transporter 3, Corey Yuen's diminished role in the film's action scenes, and his recently announced film, The Expendables, in which he'll star with action legends Sylvester Stallone (who will also write and direct) and Jet Li. More...

February 26, 2008

Transporter 3: Statham's Back With a New Director Opens in new window

For all your top-secret transportation needs (along with other job tasks like missile deflecting and miraculous midair bomb removal from the bottom of your car using a construction crane), Jason Statham will always be your man. He'll be returning as Frank Martin for The Transporter 3, though sans Transporter 1 and 2 director Louis Leterrier. More...

January 25, 2008

Jason Statham Talks Crank 2, Transporter 3, and...Sub-Mariner? Opens in new window

We all know Jason Statham is a bona fide action star -- poised to add to extend his credentials with The Bank Job, Crank 2, and The Transporter 3. But how long can he swim? More...

August 23, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: War Leads Army of New Releases Opens in new window

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. More...

April 24, 2007

Jason Statham Leads the "Death Race" Charge Opens in new window

If you're making a gritty action flick and you need a hardcore bad-ass for the lead role, heck, you could do a whole lot worse than Jason Statham. More...

March 12, 2007

"Transporter 3" to Shoot Next Year Opens in new window

With the success of "The Transporter" and "Transporter 2," completing the trilogy seems like a no brainer. Yet, there has been little confirmation about plans to move forward, until now. Producer Luc Besson suggested a start date for a third adventure of Frank Martin the Driver. More...

September 18, 2006

"Hulk 2" Director Talks Lou Ferrigno, Jason Statham & Indiana Jones Opens in new window

Louis Leterrier, he of "Unleashed," "Transporter 2," and the upcoming "The Incredible Hulk," was cool enough to sit down and answer some questions from the SuperheroHype.com readers, and while he didn't divulge all that much information -- it still makes for a pretty amusing interview piece. More...

September 7, 2006

Box Office Guru Preview: Covenant Brings Evil to Theaters Opens in new window

After welcoming in four new wide releases per week for seven straight weekends, the North American box office slows it down a bit on Friday with only one saturation release and a pair of moderate national bows. More...

September 5, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Invincible Scores Another Win at #1 Opens in new window

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. More...

August 31, 2006

Box Office Preview: "Crank" Closes Up Summer Movie Season Opens in new window

The summer movie season comes to an official end with the Labor Day holiday weekend unleashing three new releases plus the national expansion of a fourth. More...

August 31, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Crank" Is Well-Ranked; "Illusionist" Is Magic, "Crossover" Is An Air-Ball, "Wicker Man" Gets Burned Opens in new window

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? More...

August 14, 2006

"Ocean," "Dead," and "1408" Enlist New Cast Members Opens in new window

It's a pretty slow news day, so why not share a few of the latest casting tidbits from a sequel ("Ocean's Thirteen"), a remake ("Day of the Dead"), and a Stephen King adaptation ("1408")? More...

July 24, 2006

Comic-Con 2006: New "Hulk" Sequel to Be an "Abomination" Opens in new window

OK, we already knew that Abomination would be the new "Hulk" villain, and we just recently got word that "Transporter 2" director Louis Leterrier would be helming Marvel's "The Incredible Hulk," so what new information did the Comic Con panel have to offer? The promise of "no more poodles." More...

July 20, 2006

"Unleashed" Director to Helm "The Incredible Hulk" Opens in new window

With Comic-Con just underway, you can expect a lot of super-geeky news to start hitting the streets ... and here's #1: Louis Leterrier, who recently directed Jet Li in "Unleashed" and Jason Statham in both "Transporter" movies, will be in charge of "The Incredible Hulk" for Marvel Studios. More...

July 6, 2006

Some Juicy New Tidbits on the "DOA" Action Flick Opens in new window

It seems like I first saw a bootleg trailer for "DOA: Dead or Alive" about five years ago, but the flick looks to be (finally) penciled in for an August release date. The PG-13 girl-centric action flick boasts a rather colorful cast, but the producers seem to be most pleased about Jaime Pressly's newfound popularity, thanks mainly to her work on the hit sitcom "My Name Is Earl." More...

June 8, 2006

"Rogue" Set Visit: Corey Yuen on Action Directing, Plus a Fight Scene Report! Opens in new window

In between staging fight scenes on the set of "Rogue," famed choreographer (and director of the upcoming "DOA: Dead or Alive") Corey Yuen sat down with RT's Senh and Phu to chat about the Jet Li-Jason Statham pic, working with director Phillip G. Atwell, and which scene action fans should look forward to most. More...

September 12, 2005

Statham to "Crank" It Up for Lions Gate Opens in new window

Hot off his success from "Transporter 2," tough-guy Jason Statham has signed a deal with Lions Gate to star in the high-concept action-flick "Crank," says The Hollywood Reporter. More...

September 12, 2005

Emily's "Exorcism" Scares Up a Demonic $30 Million Opens in new window

Clever, albeit misleading, marketing tactics helped Screen Gems' "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" rakes in a rather impressive $30.2 million (from nearly 3,000 screens) at the weekend box office. More...

September 6, 2005

"Transporter 2" Kicks Some Labor Day Box Office Butt Opens in new window

Jason Statham in "Transporter 2" was the go-to guy over the holiday weekend, hauling in an estimated $20.2 million from 3,300 screens. This is a marked improvement over the debut of the original "Transporter," which opened to $9.1 million, eventually snagged a grand total of $25.2 million, and then became a bona-fide hit once the DVD was released. More...

August 29, 2005

Carell's "Virgin" Remains On Top (of the Box Office Chart) Opens in new window

Universal's "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" maintained its grasp on first place at the box office for a second consecutive weekend, beating out a trio of newcomers without exerting too much effort. "Virgin" pulled in $16.4 million in its second frame, which is a rather impressive 23% decline from its opening weekend. So far the 40-year-old has sold nearly $49 million worth of tickets. More...

July 6, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: The Transporter 2 Opens in new window

Kick on over to Yahoo! Movies for your first peek at Jason Statham in "The Transporter 2," which, as anyone with working eyeballs can plainly see, is the sequel to "The Transporter." Directed by Louis Leterrier ("Unleashed"), this sequel is about a bodyguard / chauffeur / professional butt-kicker who finds himself protecting a small boy from several nasty people with guns. More...

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