"It's a good sign when you feel a little bad."
Bundle up and brace for the cold climes of rural Michigan in winter to tag along with a brother-and-sister team of casino crooks whose luck has just run out. blood is thicker than water, but what about ice? >> Posted 11.15.12 by BrentJS
The family that robs together doesn't always stay together.
Germany has been the backdrop of most of Award-winning Austrian filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzy's (The Counterfeiters) movies to date, but the cold climes of rural Michigan fill the camera lens in his latest movie, the crime drama Deadfall (formerly Kin and Blackbird). Conceived by novice screenwriter Zach Dean while a passenger aboard a "seemingly doomed flight" from Burbank to New York, Deadfall is described as a heist movie that also "touches on the themes of love and loyalty."
The movie stars Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde as Addison and Liza, siblings who successfully rob a casino only to suffer a car accident that leaves their get-away driver and a state trooper dead. Forced to split up and head for the Canadian border during a near whiteout blizzard, the pair reunite at the home of a retired sheriff (Kris Kristofferson), his wife (Sissy Spacek), and their son (Charlie Hunnam), an ex-boxer who happened to pick up Liza along the side of the road. The movie received mixed reviews after debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival, but the new trailer that was just released makes a case for Deadfall being a sleeper hit. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.17.12 by BrentJS
Pretty soon, Hollywood is going to run out of moments to use for movies from late President Richard Nixon's life, but not yet.
Only three years removed from 2008's Academy Award–nominated Frost/Nixon, which focused on a series of post-Watergate television interviews Nixon gave to British TV personality David Frost, the latest project showcases Nixon's infamous White House meeting with Elvis Presley. Appropriately titled Elvis & Nixon, the movie was co-written by actor Cary Elwes, who will also make his directorial debut. Eric Bana (Funny People, Hulk) is set to play Elvis, while Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) will play Nixon.
ComingSoon reports that international rights have already been sold for Elvis & Nixon, which should start lensing soon in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Los Angeles. owen gets Recall; Jake Abel falls for an alien spirit >> Posted 11.10.11 by Ryan
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is needs some big-time help for one of his next movies and that help is coming from... Susan Sarandon?
Currently shooting G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, THR reports that one of Johnson's next projects is the action thriller Snitch, which sees the former wrestler-turned-action star play a suburban father who goes undercover to help capture a drug dealer when his teenage son is given a long prison sentence. Sarandon will play an ambitious U.S. attorney who thinks a drug bust will help her political ambitions.
Written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh (Felon), Snitch was originally written by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road), until Waugh became attached and rewrote the script, and is based on a Frontline documentary. No word on when Snitch will start shooting — oddly, no one is talking. More casting news >> Posted 09.28.11 by Ryan
If you've watched the recently released preview clips or the trailer for the upcoming thriller Hanna and thought, "is this like a teenage Bourne or something?" there is a reason. While Hanna and the movies do concern two expertly trained assassins, Hanna is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement), who had nothing to do with the Bourne movies. However, Hanna and the Bourne movies do share the same fight choreographer in Jeff Imada.
G4TV's Attack of the Show has revealed a behind the scenes featurette titled "Hanna: The Art of Attack" which features interviews with Wright and Imada as well as Hanna actors Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana as they discuss some of the movie's fight scenes without (hopefully) spoiling them. watch the video clip >> Posted 04.08.11 by Ryan
Hanna isn't the most traditional of family movies. Starring Saoirse Ronan as a young girl named Hanna (so far, so good), the movie is about a girl who is raised in relative seclusion by her ex-CIA father (Eric Bana) to be an ass-kicking teenage assassin. And who has directed this portrait into the world of home-schooled assassins? None other than Joe Wright, the director of similar action thrillers like...2009's The Soloist and 2007's Atonement? No need to worry, the first trailer for Hanna is devoid of homeless cellists or lascivious love letters. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.21.10 by Ryan
Writer Seth Grahame-Smith has only created two novels, but both have become best-sellers and both are being adapted into movies. The latest, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, blends history and vampires as it tells the story of the 16th President of the United States as if his mother was killed by vampires, and his life was dedicated to destroying the undead and their slave-owning helpers.
Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) will direct the movie and produce alongside fellow director Tim Burton. In August, Bekmambetov revealed that the adaptation will "be historically correct" and won't be a comedy, which seems impossible and unlikely given the undead twist given to actual historical events.
No cast has been announced yet, but The Wrap reports that Australian actor Eric Bana is "circling" the title role. Possible cast for pride and prejudice and zombies >> Posted 12.18.10 by Ryan
During the "Hulk debacle" leading up to the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con that resulted in Marvel Studios unceremoniously ousting Edward Norton as the "Jade Giant" in favor of Mark Ruffalo, the studio did not win over very many fans when it heaped insult upon injury by saying the decision to drop Norton was borne out of a "need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members," a very overt dig at Norton's ability to be a team player. Norton took the high road and did not strike back at Marvel for dissing him, and Ruffalo has generally avoided the subject, but did admit that he disagreed with the way Marvel handled it, saying that it wasn't "a great way for all that to go down." Now, the first actor to "Hulk out" on the big screen, Eric Bana, star of Ang Lee's The Hulk, has weighed in on the change in actors and confessed that he might be a little jealous that Ruffalo gets to star in The Avengers instead of him. what did bana have to say ? >> Posted 10.14.10 by BrentJS
If the rumors are true that MGM's financial troubles have caused the studio to cancel plans for James Bond 23 (working title), then this might be the perfect time for a new super-secret super-agent to hit the big screen. According to Pajiba, Hyde Park Entertainment is in the process of developing the first of a planned series of movie adaptations of Andy McNab’s 12-novel espionage series and they're looking at Eric Bana as the potential headliner of the franchise.
McNab's series of novels feature Nick Stone, a former member of Britain's elite Special Air Service (SAS) who troubleshoots problems around the world. The first movie, titled Echelon, is based on McNab's novel Firewall in which Nick Stone attempts to stop a terrorist organization from accessing the largest computer intelligence database in the world. The movie script is by John Connor, who is also co-producing the movie with Imagenation Abu Dhabi. No director is currently attached to the movie. Posted 07.12.10 by BrentJS
In anticipation of the upcoming Star Trek DVD release on November 17, a deleted scene was shown at the 2009 Scream Awards. The scene has Nero (Eric Bana) escaping from incarceration in a Klingon prison and saying "the wait is over," a line that was often featured in Star Trek's trailers.
Check out Bana's brawling skills and the helmeted faces of Klingons below.
Posted 10.29.09 by Ryan