Sylvester Stallone has been making action movies since the 1970s, but even though he's now 66, age hasn't stopped the actor from continuing to work in the action genre. This weekend saw the opening of Bullet to the Head, Stallone's latest action movie. Stallone plays a New Orleans hitman who seeks revenge for the murder of his partner and joins forces with an unlikely source — a Washington, D.C. cop (Sung Kang) who's seeking vengeance on the same people.
"We've created every kind of incredible action hero there is — there's nothing left to do," said Stallone of his Bullet to the Head character to MTV. "So we're trying to create flesh-and-blood heroes. They're flawed. They're the guys you grew up with."
Stallone has certainly had his fair share of playing tough guys, from average, working-class heroes, to futuristic super cops. While Bullet to the Head will show Stallone's latest offering to the action genre, you'll need only 8 hours to become an expert in Stallone's career and find out how the actor has remained an enduring action star for all these years. the "essential" stallone >> Posted 02.03.13 by Ryan
2006's The Departed was, at the time, the third collaboration between director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The movie, a remake of the Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs, won Academy Awards for both Scorsese and screenwriter William Monahan.
Since The Departed, the actor and director have also worked on last year's Shutter Island, and the pair are looking to reunite for a fifth time with a remake of the gritty, 1974 drama The Gambler. Deadline reports that Monahan is writing the script for Paramount for Scorsese with DiCaprio now attached to star. The original starred James Caan as a professor whose addiction to gambling gets the better of him and flees to Las Vegas to escape the mob.
While fans of The Departed have to be pleased at the potential of a re-teaming between the movie's screenwriter, director and star of the original movie, there is one person who isn't happy about the remake at all: The Gambler screenwriter James Toback. Toback sent Deadline a message outlining his displeasure over the remake, which no one had bothered to tell him about. toback not pleased with the "rudeness" of the remake >> Posted 08.29.11 by Ryan
Director Simon West's last move was 2006's When a Stranger Calls, a remake of the 1979 horror classic. West is dipping into the 1970's again with his latest movie, The Mechanic, which is a remake of a 1972 action movie that starred Charles Bronson as a hitman who takes on an apprentice (Jan-Michael Vincent).
Fans of the original movie probably find a remake to be sacrosanct, but West told CraveOnline that his version was based entirely on the original's screenplay after producer Irwin Winkler brought West on board the project. Con Air 2? >> Posted 01.26.11 by Ryan