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Now that the Weinstein Co. has pushed the release of the upcoming Killing Them Softly (formerly Cogan's Trade) from September to October, the first trailer for the thriller has arrived online.
Based on the 1974 novel Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins, Killing Them Softly follows Brad Pitt as mob point man Jackie Cogan, who is tasked with investigating the heist of a mob-protected poker game by two hapless up-and-comers (Monsters' Scoot McNairy and Animal Kingdom's Ben Mendelsohn). James Gandolfini co-stars as a hitman Pitt brings in for the job, Ray Liotta as the gangster in charge of the poker game and Richard Jenkins as Pitt's contact with the mob. Written and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), Killing Them Softly premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where it was nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or.
watch the trailer >> Posted 08.02.12 by Ryan
In what comes as a surprise to no one, Bruce Campbell will make an appearance in director Sam Raimi's The Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful. Campbell made the announcement himself via his Twitter page.
I. Am. In. Oz. Sam Raimi refuses to tell me what character I will portray. Just know that the role is PIVOTAL.
Campbell included a photo of himself and Raimi from the Evil Dead movies, which is where both the actor and director got their starts. Since then, Campbell has appeared in nearly every movie Raimi has directed since, including cameos in all three Spider-Man movies.
Oz: The Great and Powerful just started production at the end of last month in Campbell's and Raimi's home state of Michigan. James Franco is playing the title role of L. Frank Baum's beloved character, and was written by Mitchell Kapner (The Whole Nine Yards) and David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole). The cast includes Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams as the three witches Theodora, Evanora, and Glinda, respectively, along with Zach Braff as Franco's circus assistant and the voice of a CGI winged monkey named Finley, and Joey King as the voice of CGI character China Girl. The prequel opens on March 8, 2013. Paradise Lost, Nurse 3D, and Argo get more cast members >> Posted 08.05.11 by Ryan
Gareth Edwards's Monsters has impressed audiences since it debuted at the L.A. Film Festival, and was produced for only a $15,000 dollar budget, which was only possible because Edwards worked as writer, director, director of photography, and visual effects designer on the project.
Monsters follows a a photojournalist (Scoot McNairy) as he escorts his publisher's daughter (Whitney Able) through a quarantined area in Mexico filled with giant alien creatures. Edwards told Fangoria how he came up with the idea for the movie.
Edwards talks monster creation >> Posted 11.10.10 by Ryan
It was really a concept in search of a story, to start with. I was on holiday and watching these fisherman pull in a net from the ocean, and I just thought, "Wouldn’t it be funny if when they finally pulled this thing out of the water, it was this massive sea creature?" Obviously, the men weren’t actually reacting to anything, just pulling the net in, and it was like, "That would make an interesting premise—you have this crazy situation, but nobody reacts to it at all; it’s years down the line, and everyone’s gotten used to it."
Unknown British filmmaker Gareth Edwards' new sci-fi movie, Monsters, was the surprise hit of the L.A. Film Festival, earning many positive reviews and comparisons to last year's sleeper hit, District 9. Edwards kept the budget of the movie down to the practically incomprehensibly small sum of $500,000 by writing, directing, shooting and creating the visual effects for the movie himself, taking only a sound technician and the two main actors —Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able — on location with him. See what the buzz is all about by watching the newly released second trailer for Monsters after the jump. See what the buzz is all about >> Posted 08.19.10 by BrentJS