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Director Michael Bay has wanted to make the upcoming body-building comedy Pain & Gain since 2009, when he said he wanted to make a "small movie" in between shooting Transformers" Revenge of the Fallen and what would become Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Clearly, Paramount was able to convince Bay to stick with the Autobots for a bit longer than he initially planned, but, with the arrival of Pain & Gain's first trailer, it looks like Bay is on track to finally deliver his passion project next year, right before Bay starts shooting, you guessed it, Transformers 4. pumping up the latest trailers
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In the wake of the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colo., last month Warner Bros. ordered reshoots on their upcoming mobster movie, Gangster Squad, so they could replace a scene where a group of mobsters shoot into a crowded Grauman's Chinese Theatre, a scene that was deemed too similar to the July 20 massacre. The studio then delayed the movie until 2013 while screenwriter Will Beall came up with different scenarios for the movie's ending. Apparently, Beall has come up with an agreeable alternative, with reshoots scheduled to begin on August 20 according to The Hollywood Reporter. what will be changed? >> Posted 08.12.12 by Ryan
Now that we know the Captain America sequel is called Captain America: The Winter Soldier following Marvel Studios' Comic-Con announcement, the studio has revealed its first casting, and the fans of the comic book are likely going to be very happy about it.
THR reports that Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) is in negotiations to join the sequel as Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, though Marvel has yet to confirm if that will indeed be Mackie's role. A longtime friend of Captain America and an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Falcon was Marvel's first African-American superhero and was Captain America's partner throughout most of comic book continuity of the 1970s. While the Falcon can telepathically communicate with birds, his costume also gives him the ability to fly. more about Winter Soldier >> Posted 07.16.12 by Ryan
Throughout its promotional campaign, both the historical and genre sides of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter have been played up. The trailer released Memorial Day weekend had Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) reading the Gettysburg address over footage from the movie, while the red band trailer featured a series of short clips of Honest Abe slaying vampires.
The movie's new preview clip combines both elements. We see Lincoln and friend William Johnson (Anthony Mackie) take a train trip to Gettysburg that requires both men to chop up as many vampires as they can. watch the clip >> Posted 06.14.12 by Ryan
We usually don't get too excited for movies about historical US presidents, but we have a feeling that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is not going to be your typical biopic. Mainly because it has Vampire Hunter in the title.
Up until now, all we have seen from the fictional retelling of our 16th president is two movie posters showing Abe with his iconic top hat and an ax, presumably his choice of weapon for killing creatures of the undead.
But now we have the first video look at the movie's set, from MTV News. While it doesn't show any actual footage of the movie, it does include interviews with Benjamin Walker, who plays Lincoln, and Anthony Mackie, who plays William Johnson, Lincoln's childhood friend. Mackie compares the relationship between Johnson and Lincoln to 48 Hours' Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy. watch the video >> Posted 01.16.12 by Chris
Say you're a cop who is framed for a crime you didn't commit, what would you do if you found a chance to escape? If you're Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) in the upcoming thriller Man on a Ledge, the plan is simple: step out on the ledge of a building in New York and feign a suicide attempt while actually coordinating the theft of a $30M diamond and convincing a hostage negotiator to believe he's innocent as SWAT team members swirl around ready to rain down bullets. See? Simple.
If the plot seems convoluted, don't worry, the cast is tight. Worthington is surrounded by such notables as Elizabeth Banks (Our Idiot Brother) as the hostage negotiator; Jamie Bell (The Eagle, Jumper) and Genesis Rodriguez (Entourage) as Worthington's co-conspirators; Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's The Closer) as a news reporter; Ed Burns (Saving Private Ryan) as a cop; Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) as possibly another cop (he drives in an unmarked police car for no more than half a second); and Ed Harris as a guy who tries on suit jackets and says things like, "Find them" and "Tell me it's done" (the villain, of course). From the looks of the icy blue poster and teaser trailer, the movie looks promising, since the story sounds like Inside Man and Negotiator stuffed inside Phone Booth. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.23.11 by Ryan
The Gangster Squad is growing.
In May, Anthony Mackie was reportedly up for a role in either Gangster Squad or director Marc Forster's adaptation of Max Brooks' best-selling novel, World War Z. Mackie later dismissed the casting rumors as "speculation," but Variety reports that at least one of them had some truth to it as Mackie will join the cast of Gangster Squad as former LAPD lieutenant Rocky Washington. Fleischer moving on to Zombieland 2 next? >> Posted 06.11.11 by Ryan
Director Ridley Scott has assembled an excellent ensemble for his upcoming sci-fi movie Prometheus that includes Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba. Could that cast also include Guy Pearce?
No official confirmation has Pearce joining the cast of Prometheus, though CHUD received word that Pearce had joined the cast via an email from an anonymous reader. While the CHUD report seems dubious, the site claims that two other emails have arrived that support Pearce's casting.
The Playlist has also confirmed through Pearce's reps that the actor has indeed been cast in the movie in an unspecified role.
Prometheus began its development as a prequel to Scott's 1979 classic Alien but after a new draft from screenwriter Damon Lindelof arrived, Scott claimed the script created "a new, grand mythology and universe" that would use "strands of Alien DNA." Prometheus is still rumored to feature Scott's chest-bursting, acid-bleeding aliens, but no confirmation on that has been revealed either. We'll find out for sure when Prometheus opens on June 8, 2012. anthony mackie to hunt gangsters or zombies >> Posted 05.03.11 by Ryan
In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the former President becomes a master slayer of the undead after his mother is murdered by one of the bloodsuckers. The Timur Bekmambetov-directed adaptation has been busily assembling its cast, hiring its Lincoln (Benjamin Walker), Lincoln's wife Mary Todd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Lincoln's best friend, and fellow vampire killer, Will Johnson (Anthony Mackie) and Lincoln's mentor in the ways of the undead, Henry Sturges (Dominic Cooper), but what about that vampire that started it all? Could it be played by industrial and goth rock icon Trent Reznor? Historically accurate? >> Posted 03.03.11 by Ryan
Upon first glance, the adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter might seem a touch silly as it involves the late U.S. President wielding an axe to kill vampires during the Civil War. However, the project is attracting some serious talent with Tim Burton producing, and Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov taking the helm. Broadway actor Benjamin Walker has landed the lead role while actors Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) and Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!) were recently added as Lincoln's best friend and vampire-killing mentor, respectively.
In a recent interview with Collider, Mackie talked about how he fought for the part of Will, Lincoln's best friend and fellow vampire slayer.
Mackie reveals his weapon of choice >> Posted 02.22.11 by Ryan
I met with the producers and the director about three or four months ago. When I first heard about it, it sounded kind of ridiculous. I was like, "There’s no way they can make this into a good movie — a viable project." That’s when I read the script, and I talked to the director, Timur, and I was really blown away by what he put together and the idea — the premise of the story. It’s actual historic accounts of Abraham Lincoln in the past. And they just put in this vampire subplot which actually works really well. I was really surprised by what they were able to do with this script.