Several new posters for upcoming movies have arrived online, including one for the thriller Contraband. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg as a former smuggler who has gone legit, but, as things usually go for a former criminal in movies, he is forced to return to the business when his brother-in-law (Caleb Landry Jones) runs into trouble. The poster for the movie shows that Wahlberg isn't going back to work quietly and may be looking to grab something for himself in the process of helping out his brother-in-law.
Contraband, which opens on January 13, 2012, is a remake of the 2008 Icelandic thriller Reykjavík-Rotterdam, and the cast includes Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, Kate Beckinsale, J.K. Simmons and Lukas Haas.
The thriller was directed by Baltasar Kormákur, who starred in and produced the Icelandic original. The first trailer for Contraband was released in September to good online buzz, prompting Universal to hire Kormákur for its upcoming comic book adaptation 2 Guns, also starring Wahlberg. more posters >> Posted 10.19.11 by Ryan
Actor Liam Neeson has proven that he can track down kidnappers in Europe, recover his identity (basically), and elude a detective obsessed with his capture, but can he survive a frozen tundra and a pack of hungry wolves?
Audiences will find out in The Grey, which sees Neeson as a leader of a group of oil-rig workers who find themselves stranded in the Alaskan wild after their plane crashes. With only a few days to escape their environs, the men will have to use their wits to survive the icy elements as well as a group of rogue wolves. Once again, Neeson proves he has a unique skill set and uses his wits to fashion his gloves with broken bottle pieces to fight off the surrounding wolves. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.22.11 by Ryan
Open Road Films has announced that director Joe Carnahan's latest movie, The Grey, will finally be released on January 27, 2012. The Grey is part of the inaugural slate of movies for the distribution company.
The action-packed survival thriller reunites Carnahan with his The A-Team star Liam Neeson, and may open in New York and Los Angeles before the end of the year to allow for a possible Oscar campaign for Neeson's performance. Ironically, Neeson's role was originally cast with Bradley Cooper, but after Cooper dropped out, Neeson took over. Bummer for Bradley, but the synopsis does sound like the actors had to withstand a great deal of cold weather (which makes it harder to keep your abs tanned). synopsis and cast for The Grey >> Posted 08.11.11 by Ryan
THR reports that Liam Neeson is the latest actor to join Universal's adaptation of the Milton-Bradley board game, Battleship. Directed by Peter Berg (The Kingdom) Battleship will concern an international naval fleet that is tasked with confronting an alien invasion. Such a plot seems far afield from the board game where random combinations of letters and numbers help to blindly sink an opponents piece. Neeson fights aliens and wolves >> Posted 09.09.10 by Ryan