"Super" star Bruce Willis' new comic book-inspired movie, Red (set to begin principal photography in January), has just had its release date moved up from November 19 to October 22. Summit Entertainment has not issued an explanation for the move. Typically, a release date change is made to avoid competition with other movies, but the new date has Red opening against Lionsgate's Saw VII and Warner's Prisoners.
Based on the three-issue, limited comic book series created by writer Warren Ellis and artist Cully Hamner, Red tells the story of a retired CIA Agent (Willis) targeted for assassination by the very agency he used to work for. When the agent realizes his life is forfeit, he goes "red" and decides to strike back.
Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler's Wife) will direct from a script adapted by Erich and Jon Hoeber (Whiteout). The Red cast also boasts Academy Award-winning actors Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ernest Borgnine. Posted 12.20.09 by BrentJS
Fans of Audrey Niffenegger's best-selling novel The Time Traveler's Wife have long awaited the movie adaptation. Both follow the complex love story between Clare Abshire and her time-traveling soul mate, Henry DeTamble.
Now that the movie is about to finally make it to the big screen, we asked fans of Henry and Clare to tell us their must-have moments. What are they? See the 5 scenes they consider crucial for the movie. Posted 08.13.09 by reelz
Whenever you hear the name The Time Traveler's Wife, do you automatically think it must be a sci-fi movie? Although the title would suggest it is, director Robert Schwentke wants you to know one thing: it isn't. Talking to Sci Fi Wire, he said:
"At the heart of every time-travel narrative there is a paradox, and at some point you just have to roll with it. Since Henry doesn't really change anything in the past that significantly affects anything but personal choices and personal outcome, we kind of tried to run the other way [from the sci-fi] as fast as we could."
On the subject of the sci-fi heavy effects, he explained how his team didn't let them get in the way of their story:
"We didn't have the luxury of having finished visual effects to put in, so we did these really primitive wipes. That's really what they were. We watched the movie with those effects and realized how very little hinged on these effects being fantastically, wonderfully done. Not that they're not wonderfully done, but we became very aware that we needed to downplay them, that they shouldn't get in the way of anything, so it didn't feel at any turn like you're watching a different movie.
It sounds like epic romance is the order of the day for Time Traveler's Wife promotion, with no mention of sci-fi anywhere to be seen. We have to agree. The book isn't about Henry's ability to magically disappear, it's about his relationships and how it affects those around him — and the movie should be, too. Posted 08.05.09 by reelz
With The Time Traveler's Wife release less than two weeks away, a handful of new stills and four new clips have finally appeared online.
See Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams in action as they cheat on the lottery, propose, receive some friendly advice, and meet in a library. This should keep time traveling fans happy until they can make it to their nearest theater on August 14th — just make sure you have your tissues handy, as this one's bound to make even the men shed a tear. Posted 08.04.09 by reelz
With The Time Traveler's Wife only a month away from its theater release, Eric Bana (Henry DeTamble) spoke to Sci Fi Wire about fans, the movie's delay, and the original source material.
When asked whether his Star Trek XI role delayed the movie's release, he said:
I was bald for Star Trek, so we had a couple things that we still had to shoot, and it didn't really matter. So I just thought, "Why not wait for me to grow it if you don't need it [earlier] anyway, rather than wearing a wig, basically?" It didn't have any effect on the film or the release date.
We're sure it's a relief to fans that Bana will be neither bald or remotely Romulan in the epic romantic time-travel flick — co-star Rachel McAdams (Clare Abshire) might have had a difficult time overlooking that small detail. Posted 07.23.09 by reelz
A trailer for New Line's The Time Traveler's Wife has been released online, as well as an image of the first teaser poster.
The Time Traveler's Wife is the story of Henry DeTamble, a man who involuntarily time travels between his past and future. Based on the best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger, it's a sci-fi story with a twist, and a romance to rival Titanic.
Starring Eric Bana (The Hulk) and Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls), and directed by Robert Schwentke, the movie looks sure to please fans of the book. Bana looks the part of a librarian, and we all know McAdams is a master of tugging at heartstrings — two minutes of The Notebook and most eyes well up. We're betting this will be huge with the female crowd — epic romance is all the rage these days. Posted 06.15.09 by reelz
Tim Allen has yet another project in the works. The comedian will star in Brothers, a comedy about two racially-mixed adopted brothers who have to team up after they are framed for a crime they didn't commit.
John Cusack has another action/thriller on his docket. Stopping Power is about a man (Cusack) who must rescue his kidnapped daughter. It will be directed by Jan de Bont (Speed, Twister) and will co-star Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Patriot) and Melissa George (Turistas, Derailed).
And the Audrey Niffenegger novel The Time Traveler's Wife is being adapted for the silver screen. Eric Bana (Lucky You, Munich) will star as a Chicago librarian who travels through time involuntarily. Ron Livingston (Swingers, Office Space) and Rachel McAdams (The Family Stone, The Notebook) will co-star and Robert Schwentke (Flightplan) will direct. Posted 08.22.07 by reelz