In now-legendary director James Cameron's (Avatar) 1984 sci-fi classic, The Terminator, Linda Hamilton's Sarah Connor, the mother of the future leader of the resistance against the machines that would eventually seek to wipe out humanity, was a classic damsel in distress, relying heavily on Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) to save her from the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Seven years later, when Hamilton reprised the role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the demur waitress was replaced with a hardened combat veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder and killer biceps. Did Hamilton's badass portrayal of Connor in T2 help her career or hurt it? On today's Hollywood Uncensored, Sam Rubin discusses "tough" versus "dainty" female roles with Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff and Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt. watch a preview clip >> Posted 08.09.12 by BrentJS
Franchise star and producer Vin Diesel might as well add "publicist" to his list of titles as he continues to be the source of new information about the currently-in-production sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick, titled simply Riddick. Even before the movie went into production, Diesel began using his personal Facebook page to pimp the movie to his 31 million-and-counting fans by posting concept, storyboard and key frame art. After production began in Canada, Diesel continued to deliver, posting several photos of himself in costume as Riddick and even revealing the first still images from the movie instead of waiting for Universal to do it for him.
In the past week, Diesel's Riddick posts have been more revealing than ever, giving us our first look at the "Mercs!" that are hunting Riddick — including Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as Dahl on her last day on set — and also our first good look at a toothy-grinned monster that could be one of the "mud demons" that we've been hearing about for over a year. Of course, the movie is about Riddick so Diesel posted serveral more shots of himself in costume on the set, as well. see the new images >> Posted 03.17.12 by BrentJS
Only days ago, it was announced that Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) was in negotiations to join Vin Diesel in Riddick 3 (working title), the R-rated sequel to the oft-maligned The Chronicles of Riddick that briefly shut down because of money problems, but resumed production last month. Apparently, the ink on her contract has dried because Sackhoff, who made an appearance yesterday at the TCA Winter Press Tour to discuss her new A&E series Longmire, confirmed that she has joined the production and revealed that, even though she may have only landed the role because she "showed up" for the audition, she is "excited to go blow some sh*t up." what did Sackhoff say about Riddick 3? >> Posted 01.14.12 by BrentJS
With the live-action, Americanized adaptation of Akira currently on hold while it awaits a new script, Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), the only actor that was confirmed for the movie, has found time for another project. Luckily for Hedlund, that project happens to be Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest movie from Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo).
Variety reports that Hedlund is in negotiations for an unspecified role in the movie, which is loosely based on the life of Dave van Ronk, an American folk singer who was a part of the 1960s folk scene in Greenwich Village and was friends with Bob Dylan and other famed musicians. After his role in Country Strong, Hedlund has proved he can handle a musical role.
Hedlund joins a cast that includes Coen brothers regular John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink), Oscar Isaac (Sucker Punch), Carey Mulligan (Drive) and Justin Timberlake (The Social Network). Production is set to start soon in New York. Riddick 3 adds bounty hunters; Superman gets help from West Wing alum >> Posted 01.10.12 by Ryan
With The Dark Knight Rises not opening until December 2012, there's an upcoming movie to help fill the void: the direct-to-DVD Batman: Year One. MTV just debuted the movie's first trailer.
Based on the 1987 Batman comic book story arc written by Frank Miller and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli, Batman: Year One is considered by many to be the origin story for Batman, and is regarded as one of the best Batman storylines ever. Elements of the seminal work were used in director Christopher Nolan's first Batman movie, Batman Begins, including the characters of mobster Carmine Falcone (played by Tom Wilkinson), Gotham Police Commissioner Loeb (played by Colin McFarlane in both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight), and the corrupt Detective Flass (played by Mark Boone Jr.). The comic book arc also included the character of Catwoman, who will finally be featured in Nolan's Batman universe in The Dark Knight Rises. watch the trailer >> Posted 07.08.11 by Ryan
With a Deadpool spin-off confirmed, the question remains: what is the movie going to be about? Ryan Reynolds told IGN that he hopes the movie will stick as closely to the comic book as possible:
It's tough because when you have a character like Deadpool, to the greatest extent of your power, you want to bring as much authenticity to that character as possible. And by "authenticity," I don't mean that you'd want to make him somebody that you'd have a Starbucks coffee with, I mean that you want to make him as close to the comics as possible. But I'm really happy that the studio is as obsessed with making it as close to the comic book source material as possible. And that's all I really needed to hear.
As for whether Deadpool will have much to do with X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Reynolds said:
Without saying too much, I can't imagine that there's gonna be any tie-in to the Wolverine movie at all. There's that little teaser at the end, but for the most part, I can't imagine that they'd tie it in with the film too closely.
Deadpool will no doubt pull in other characters from the Marvel Universe, and one character Reynolds is really hoping to include is Deadpool's partner Cable. Reynolds told MTV:
That is all being discussed. I'm hoping Cable will be in it. Look, I've made no secret that I love that character. I also love some of the more preliminary characters at the beginning of the series. I like Ajax -- that's an easier character to put in. And Black Tom. I think there's a lot of different villains [we're considering]; you could do a whole bunch of villains, or you could just have Deadpool going up against one guy. We'll see.
Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefield suggested his own story for the movie, which seems to be close to what Reynolds is looking for:
We'll have an adventure with him in the present tense, dressed in hiscostume, probably breaking the fourth wall, with some kick-ass action. A past love story, a past spy story, his own story of vengeance -- when he said [in Wolverine] that "I brought swords to my girlfriend's wedding," there's something there.
This past love Liefield suggests could be either the Irish mutant Siryn, niece of the villainous Black Tom, or the assassin TyphoidMary, both of whom were romantically involved with Deadpool in the comics. We've got a strong feeling it will be the later, though, since Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff was recently seen researching the role of Typhoid Mary for an unspecified "Marvel movie." Posted 06.04.09 by Ryan
The Battlestar Galactica actress was spotted at an LA comic book store buying everything she could get her hands on featuring Daredevil villain Typhoid Mary. When asked why, she responded it was, "in hopes to get a part for a Marvel movie."
Is this just wishful thinking, or does Katte Sackhoff know something we don't? We're going to be optimistic and lean towards the latter.
She's a mutant with multiple personalities, who develops various powers depending on which personality inhabits her at the time. There have been rumors floating around for some time of a reboot/sequel to 2003's Mark Stephen Johnson movie, which starred Ben Affleck.
Another possibility is that Sackhoff's research is for the recently confirmed continuation of the X-franchise -- Ryan Reynolds' coming Deadpool movie. In fact, with Typhoid Mary's mutant connection, she could be a candidate for any future X-movie from Fox. Let the speculation begin! Posted 05.26.09 by reelz