That '70s Show alum Mila Kunis has joined the cast of Max Payne, the latest videogame to attempt the perilous leap to the big screen. Variety reports that Kunis will star alongside Mark Wahlberg in John Moore's (the Omen remake) adaptation of the popular "first-person shooter" from Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games. According to Variety, Kunis will be playing "an assassin who teams up with the title character (played by Wahlberg) to avenge her sister's death." Sweet.
Kunis can next be seen in Judd Apatow-produced rom-com Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which opens nationwide on April 18th.
Source: Variety Posted 03.10.08 by reelz
Fans of Scarlett Johansson can win the chance to meet the buxom actress, and it's all in the name of charity.
Johansson, who is an Oxfam Ambassador, is auctioning off two tickets to the New York premiere of her upcoming movie, He's Just Not That Into You, this July to benefit the charity. The winner will also get a meet and greet with Johansson, and be escorted to the premiere via chauffeured car after being dolled up at the Prive Salon.
100% of the proceeds from the auction will go to Oxfam America.
Bidding closes on Weds (Mar 12) at 8 PM PST, so to get your bid in under the wire, go to www.ebay.com/oxfam. Posted 03.10.08 by reelz
Roland Emmerich's prehistoric epic 10,000 B.C. overcame a critical drubbing to claim first place at the box office, earning a solid $35.7 million in its opening weekend. Coming in a distant second was the Martin Lawrence cross-country comedy College Road Trip at $15 million, followed by Vantage Point's $7.5 million tally. Rounding out the top five were the Will Ferrell comedy Semi-Pro and Jason Statham's heist flick The Bank Job, which grossed $5.9 million and $5.7 million, respectively.
Source: boxofficemojo.com Posted 03.10.08 by reelz
The trailer for The Incredible Hulk will debut across the Viacom networks (MTV, MTV2, VH1, Spike, Nick at Nite and CMT) at 9:56 pm EST. After the television debut, the trailer will be available in high definition at MTV.com.
The last time Warner Bros. picked up an Asian flick for remake purposes, it became a little Best Picture winner named The Departed.
The studio is hoping for similar success with their new pickup, the South Korean thriller hit The Chaser. The studio is taking a similar approach to Departed, with early talk of Departed screenwriter William Monahan writing Chaser and Leonardo DiCaprio as a possible lead.
According to Variety, the film is loosly based on the exploits of a real life serial killer. In the original, Ha Jung-Woo played the killer.
Source: Variety Posted 03.07.08 by reelz
We have an exclusive interview today with producer Charles Roven, whose impressive credit list includes 12 Monkeys, Three Kings and Batman Begins, just to name a few.
We caught up with Roven recently at the press day for The Bank Job. The interview took place only days after the passing of Heath Ledger, whom the producer worked with on The Dark Knight, so the mood was a somber one. He discussed the future of the Batman franchise, the upcoming Flash movie and his new heist flick, The Bank Job.
The Flash has been rumored for years, but now it is finally going forward with director David Dobkin. Dobkin is the director behind such comedies as Fred Claus and Wedding Crashers, so some Flash fans are worried about a tongue-in-cheek adaptation similar to 2004's Starsky and Hutch. Roven says not to worry:
"We think that we've come up with something that's going to separate it from other superhero movies..." says Roven. "We want it to be something different and we think we have that. It's going to have a different tone than The Dark Knight, but it's not going to be tongue-in-cheek. It will definitely be straight ahead."
For more on The Flash, Dark Knight and Bank Job, check out our full interview with Charles Roven. Posted 03.07.08 by reelz
Watch early fan reaction to Roland Emmerich's epic caveman fantasy 10,000 B.C.. The New York Post's Lou Lumenick calls it "a mammoth bomb." Get it? See if movie fans agree.
Next week we'll be at the first showing of Doomsday, a futuristic action thriller which looks like a mutated strain of equal parts I Am Legend, Escape from New York, and The Road Warrior. Posted 03.07.08 by Dack
The heist flick The Bank Job hits theaters March 7th starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows.
The movie is based on the Baker Street bank vault heist that took place in England in 1971 during which a group of part-time criminals unwittingly stumbled upon conpiracies involving Parliament and the Royal Family. The actual story has been kept under wraps for years because of a gag order on the press. It's a pretty wild story.
Check out our Review of The Bank Job for the full lowdown on the movie. Posted 03.06.08 by reelz