"I'm a woman and can't be taken for granted. Life's a bitch, now so am I."
Robert Rodriguez made us wait an agonizingly long seven years before he felt that the script for the follow-up to Sin City was good enough to go into production, but the extra three months it took for him to choose the actress to play the femme fatale in the movie were almost unbearable. It was recently revealed that Eva Green has been selected to play Ava Lord in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, inspired casting that already has fans of the original movie and of the comic books created by Frank Miller salivating for opening day.
You can't have a great hero without a great villain. After all, it's the dastardly actions of the villains that provide the necessary obstacles for the heroes to overcome to achieve their greatness. But, just because a villain is evil to the core, that doesn't mean that she can't also be incredibly sexy. Help us choose the movies that have the hottest, the sexiest, the deadliest female villains.
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Posted 02.27.13 by BrentJS
"No women, no kids, that's the rules."
In a civil society, there are few professions more reprehensible than that of hitman, cleaner, assassin, a job that, by definition, requires the death of another human being to exist at all. In real life, you wouldn't want to meet a hitman, let alone get to know one, but Hollywood hitmen are often far more interesting, engaging, relatable and...handsome, like Brad Pitt in his new movie, Killing Them Softly. Of course, it wouldn't be fair to dismiss Pitt's second go-round — the first being John Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith — as a contender for the movie hitmen hall of fame based solely on his looks, so we'll reserve judgment until Killing Them Softly debuts on Friday. In the meantime, help us determine what sort of competition Pitt's Jackie Cogan is up against by ranking the best movie hitmen of all time.
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Weeknights after the movies Posted 11.26.12 by BrentJS
Wanted impressed at the box office when it first opened, so much so that there was instantly talk of turning the movie into a trilogy. That was in 2008.
Three years later, and with Angelina Jolie admitting that she is not interested in having her character brought back from the dead, progress has slowed. In April, James McAvoy, who played office-worker-turned-assassin Wesley, said that he didn't think a sequel was likely, while, a year ago, comic book co-creator Mark Millar concurred, admitting that "if it happens, great" but that "if it doesn’t, I’m not bothered." Those aren't words that get fans confident for a Wanted 2, but now they can be. details on Wanted 2 >> Posted 09.28.11 by Ryan
Plans for Wanted 2 began as soon as Wanted scored $341 million in worldwide box office in 2008. Bringing back the principal cast would be difficult, but, a year later, director Timur Bekmambetov revealed that he had devised a plan that would bring back Angelina Jolie, even after her character perished in the original movie (sorry if that's a spoiler, but, really, the movie came out in 2008).
Whatever Bekmambetov's plan was, Jolie obviously wasn't in love with it, and pulled out of the sequel last February (she later explained that she preferred to stay dead since her character did, in fact, die). A decision was made to move on without Jolie, with comic book creator Mark Millar revealing that he didn't see why they couldn't replace Jolie's character with "another cool character."
More recently, Bekmambetov revealed last August that they were "discussing Wanted 2 every month" and that progress might resume the director finishes work on his upcoming adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Millar countered less positively a month later, remarking that "if it happens, great. If it doesn’t, I’m not bothered."
IGN recently spoke to Wanted actor James McAvoy about the possibility of Wanted 2, and McAvoy's comments didn't sound like a sequel was around the corner. Wanted 2 without McAvoy? >> Posted 04.15.11 by Ryan
Tomorrow, the action-packed Salt opens in theaters. To mark the occasion, tonight's Hollywood's Top Ten takes a look at Angelina Jolie's 10 best roles. Which movies made the list? Find out in the clip below. Then tune in tonight at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT to see the full episode, or catch one of its encore showings. ReelzChannel is 299 on Dish, 238 on DirecTV, and available on your cable system. Posted 07.22.10 by reelz
In comic books, it's become fairly common for characters who are killed off to return to life. When Superman died back in 1993, it made the front pages of major newspapers across the country, but when Batman bit the dust last year it barely rated an eyebrow raise. So, among fans, there's no reason why Angelina Jolie's Wanted character, Fox, who died at the end of the movie, couldn't return in Wanted 2—Wanted is, after all, based on the comic book series by Mark Millar. Apparently, Jolie doesn't share the comic book community's ambivalence toward death as evidenced by the recent explanation she gave for pulling out of Wanted 2 while doing press for her new movie, Salt. How dead is dead to Jolie? >> Posted 07.12.10 by BrentJS
Momentum on Wanted 2 got a serious bump on the nose when Angelina Jolie decided to ditch the sequel to 2008's runaway hit Wanted, which earned $341 million in worldwide box office. Wanted creator Mark Millar felt that the sequel would continue without Jolie, and in April, reports surfaced that Kristen Stewart would replace Jolie, with director Timur Bekmambetov reportedly meeting with Stewart at least once. MTV asked Stewart about Wanted 2, and the Twilight actress finally spoke out about the rumor. Read what Kristin Stewart says about joining the Wanted franchise >> Posted 06.18.10 by Ryan
When Angelina Jolie decided against appearing in Wanted 2 the project was seemingly scrapped. Wanted creator Mark Millar disagreed, claiming that the sequel would continue without Jolie. Millar continues to think that it was a great move to kill off Jolie, telling MTV in a recent interview that "it was so ballsy to kill off the one person you didn't expect to die." Millar also revealed that the way for Wanted 2 to move on after Jolie is to replace her.
What they're talking about is just moving on with the story and doing it properly. Just bringing in another cool character as this world opens up with all the different fraternities out there all across the world. This could change at any moment, but the last I heard two weeks ago, was that was the plan moving forward.
While the movie version of Wanted strays significantly from the source material — especially in the last third of the movie — Millar says he isn't bothered by the creative license taken with his comic books.
The way I look at it is, Raymond Chandler has a brilliant quote about his adaptations where he said, "No matter what they do to the movies, it doesn't change the book on my shelf." And primarily I'm a comic guy. People say, "Oh, you're going to go off and work in Hollywood" [and] I'm like, "Not really, no." It's a nice little extra job, but really I'm a comic book guy. I always say to people, I didn't get into it to get out of it. This was my dream job as a kid. So if they make movies of the stuff — brilliant. And if it's great movies, fantastic. I'm not precious about it. As long as the movie's good, that's my criteria.
Wanted 2 is reportedly going into production sometime this year with a projected 2011 release date, though Millar has admitted that production plans change "every day." Director Timur Bekmambetov and James McAvoy are expected to return. Posted 03.26.10 by Ryan
Writer Mark Millar, the creator of the "Millarworld" line of comic books that inspired the movies Wanted and the upcoming Kick-Ass, recently announced that he would be directing his next comic book adaptation himself, and shooting it in his native Scotland.
With that as-yet-untitled project planned for a June/July production start and Wanted 2 in active development, you'd think that Millar would have enough to occupy him at the moment. But, Millar recently told STV that he is already hard at work on his nextnext project, a concept that takes the superhero paradigm and flips it on end.
Nemesis, Millar's "killer" concept — though he couldn't legally describe it in these words without incurring the wrath of DC Comics and Warner Bros. — is basically: What if Batman were evil?
The idea of Nemesis is a reversal of the superhero movie. I just think there's been all these superhero pictures but no films about supervillains yet, and I love cinema about crime, cinema about the bad guys. Like Goodfellas, Godfather, all these things, The Departed, it's always about the bad guys and it's really interesting, so I thought to flip superhero cinema around on its head.
I think we hopefully reinvented superheroes with Kick-Ass, but now to do a complete inversion of it with Nemesis will be interesting, where the lead character in the thing is a bad guy. It's the trappings of a regular superhero: he's a billionaire by day, a glamorous socialite kind of guy who has an amazing plane, cars, all this sort of stuff, but at night-time he's the ultimate anarchist. He wears a mask and cape and he's the only super character in the city and the cops are all that stand between us and him.
I think it could be quite terrifying, a superhero up against the city, so if you can imagine Se7en with superpowers it's something like that. It's definitely an [R-rated idea], you know.
Claiming to have "reinvented superheroes" is a pretty bold statement, but with the possible exceptions of Frank Miller (300, Sin City) and Alan Moore (Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), no other contemporary comic book writer has had as much success in both the comic book medium and in Hollywood as Millar. Millar said that his goal is to have the kind of impact that creators like Stan "The Man" Lee had back in the '60s, but for a modern audience.
Stan Lee created all these amazing characters in the 1960s. Nobody gives him credit for this, but Stan is the cornerstone of modern Hollywood: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, the two artists that he worked with.
These guys created Spider-Man, The Hulk, X-Men, Avengers, all these things that are making billions, each franchise is making billions. He's like J.K. Rowling, Ian Fleming, and Robert Ludlum all rolled into one person, and nobody gives him the credit. It's pretty bizarre, he's bigger than Walt Disney to me, and has made more money now, probably, with those movies too, for the studios.
I just think it's weird nobody's done it for the modern day, so I'm trying to create a little wave: there's Wanted, Kick-Ass and the next one coming out. I've got about five or six on the go at the moment, and the next one coming out is Nemesis.
Millar said that he has already been approached by several directors who want to adapt Nemesis, but after working with such acclaimed directors as Timur Bekmambetov on Wanted and Matthew Vaughn on Kick-Ass, he plans to hold out until after Kick-Ass is released so that he can be sure to get the kind of quality director that he feels Nemesis warrants.
I want it in the right hands, I'm less concerned about the cash, and I want it to be a director as good as the first two directors I've worked with, so that the quality is there.
In addition to the STV interview, Millar also recently sat down with IGN to hype Nemesis. In the video interview below, Millar explains Nemesis' motivations and the basic plot of the comic book. The video also contains a few of the earliest pieces of Nemesis artwork from Millar's frequent collaborator, Steve McNiven. Posted 03.06.10 by BrentJS
Last month, Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar, who wrote the comics that became Wanted and Kick-Ass, admitted he is entering the world of writing and directing with a new superhero movie to be shot exclusively in Scotland. In an interview with STV, Millar explained that writing comics is similar to directing a movie.
Comics is an amazing training ground for directing. It's so similar, because as a comic writer people think you justput the balloons in, but really you've a blank piece of paper and youhave to tell the story visually: start with a close-up, pull-back andall the wee tricks that we employ when we make a film as well, so itfelt quite seamless actually, the idea of going into film.
Millar says he was inspired by movies like District 9 to try his hand at setting a superhero movie in his native country.
I thought that that was quite interesting to see something that peopledon't associate with South Africa, which is alien invasions, tojuxtapose two things and make something quite interesting and quiteodd, and I thought "wouldn't it be cool to do a superhero movie inScotland. "
So my plan is to start directing that in June, Juneand July. We're prepping it just now. We want to do it with an entirelynew cast, people nobody have seen before, young people from Glasgow andEdinburgh and work with local teams. Everyone that works on the moviewe want to try and keep Scottish and just create a superhero movie withits own unique flavor.
Millar is keeping the details on his superhero movie quiet, though he did reveal some plot details in an interview with Herald Scotland.
I want to make a 21st-century Trainspotting kind of thing about peoplewith superpowers and make it epic, make it big and grand in scope. It will be done totally straight and willbe a team of five teenage super-heroes each with superpowers in thewest of Scotland. You won't think you're watching a superhero film butthen something amazing will happen and it will be quite shocking. Youwill see someone moving at superspeed or someone flying through Glasgowcity centre. People will be taken aback.
Millar is independently financing the movie, which he told STV will help him from having to compromise, which he learned while Wanted was in production.
Posted 03.05.10 by Ryan
It was funny because they phoned me up and said "You know this thing you're doing, Wanted,we really like it but we'd like to radically change it, we want tochange half of it. I was just so pleased at the idea of getting a filmmade I was just like "Yeah, anything you want! Of course." The first hour's identical, then it goes off and does its own thing and then comes back again at the end to being like the book.
You compromise in film, it's just the way it goes. It's a collaborative process and everybody'sgot an opinion, and if you do something in the studio system you haveto defer sometimes.