"There's no honor in the busines no more. Shoot em."
Journey back to the days of Prohibition, when simply wetting your whistle was a punishable offense and bootlegging moonshine was a viable family business venture. bottoms up! >> Posted 11.27.12 by BrentJS
In director Pete Travis' (Endgame) new movie, Dredd, Karl Urban lays down the law in a dystopian future megalopolis in the grips of a drug war as Joseph Dredd, the most widely known and feared "Judge" in Mega City One, empowered to clean up the violent streets as judge, jury and executioner. In director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new movie, Lawless, Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy play Jack and Forrest Bondurant, two of a trio of bootlegging brothers who run afoul of the law during the Great Depression. So, what do the two movies have in common? New movie posters! check out the new posters >> Posted 08.03.12 by BrentJS
Director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new period crime movie, Lawless, is steeped in outlaw American history. The screenplay — written by Nick Cave (The Proposition), who also scored the movie — is based on Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World, which he wrote after researching his own family's background as bootleggers in rural Virginia during the Great Depression. But, even though the bootlegging Bondurant brothers — Jack (Shia LaBeouf), Forrest (Tom Hardy) and Howard (Jason Clarke) — and their defiance of Prohibition are the subject of the movie, Guy Pearce gives such a commanding performance in the new trailer that Lawless should almost be about Charles Rakes, Chicago law dog. watch the new trailer >> Posted 07.07.12 by BrentJS
Several new still images from director John Hillcoat's (The Road) upcoming movie, Lawless, appeared in the most recent issue of Empire and they have now been made available for viewing online. The images primarily feature Shia LaBeouf as Jack Bondurant — one-third of a trio of real-life bootlegging brothers who defied Prohibition in rural Virginia during the Great Depression — but we also get a fresh look at Tom Hardy as Jack's brother, Forrest, Mia Wasikowska as Jack's love interest, Bertha Minnix, and Academy Award-winner Gary Oldman as the gangster Floyd Banner. see the new images >> Posted 07.02.12 by BrentJS
The Weinstein Company has released a series of stylish character posters for director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new period bootlegging movie, Lawless, to help get you acquainted with the movie's gangsters, their dames, and the cop who pursues them.
Written by Nick Cave (The Proposition), who also provided the music for the movie, Lawless is based on Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World, which chronicled the story of his grandfather and granduncles, bootleggers in rural Virginia during the Great Depression. The story revolves around three brothers — Jack (Shia LaBeouf), Forrest (Tom Hardy) and Howard (Jason Clarke) — who defy Prohibition in their quest for the American Dream. The cast includes Gary Oldman as the gangster Floyd Banner; Mia Wasikowska as Bertha Minnix, a preacher's daughter who Jack desperately tries to impress; Jessica Chastain as Maggie, a woman with a mysterious past who puts a spell on Forrest; and Guy Pearce as Charles Rakes, the lawman determined to bring the brothers to justice. see the posters >> Posted 05.20.12 by BrentJS
George Miller would have already been shooting the fourth Mad Max movie, a Tom Hardy "relaunch and revisit" of the character "Mad" Max Rockatansky titled Mad Max: Fury Road. Like the other Mad Max movies, Miller planned to shoot in his native Australia, but heavy rains in the Broken Hill region of New South Wales, Australia, caused the sequel to suffer a delay. "Unfortunately for Mad Max, what was wasteland is now this wonderful flower garden," Miller explained last October.
In a recent interview with The Daily Telegraph, Miller said that he "will restart pre-production later this year and begin [shooting] early next year — weather permitting." Mad Max 4 is "locked in" >> Posted 03.05.11 by Ryan
John Hillcoat (The Road) is set to direct The Revenant and Christian Bale is in talks to star , according to Bloody Disgusting. This grim tale of survival and revenge is based on the true story of an adventurer who goes West with a group of fur trappers in 1822. When he's badly mauled by a bear, his companions bury him while still alive rather than trouble with returning to civilization. Miraculously, he survives ... and then proceeds to hunt down the men.
The movie has been once done before, in 1971 with Richard Harris. Then it was called Man in the Wilderness, although we're told that this isn't going to be a remake. Posted 05.27.10 by reelz
Some depressing news regarding the next project from Australian director John Hillcoat, who helmed The Road and The Proposition. Writing in a diary he kept for The Telegraph, Hillcoat confirmed that his next project is now kaput.
The Promised Land was written by Nick Cave, who adapted the screenplay from Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World. The story looks at a family of thieves and smugglers in Virginia during the Great Depression and is based in part on the experiences of Bondurant's family.
The project has had Shia LaBeouf, Ryan Gosling, Michael Shannon, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Dano, and Amy Adams all rumored as possible cast members.
The demise of Millenium Films is in large part responsible for The Promised Land's premature ending, and in the diary, Hillcoat expressed deep regret and pessimism, not only for his project, but for the fate of all quality smaller productions.
Posted 01.04.10 by reelz
My own new project — with a much-loved script by Nick Cave and a dream all-star cast — has fallen apart. The finance company that we began The Road with has also fallen apart, having to radically downsize to one remaining staff member. The great divide has begun, with only very low-budget films being made or huge 3-D franchise films — the birth of brand films such as Barbie, Monopoly: The Movie — who knows what's next, Coca-Cola: The Movie?
I end the year appropriately — gazing into the apocalypse of my own industry.
Earlier today, JoBlo posted some interesting news regarding the next project from Australian director John Hillcoat, who helmed The Road and The Proposition. According to a newly released poster, the title of the project is The Promised Land. Shia LaBeouf and Ryan Gosling are confirmed as cast members. However, Scarlett Johansson, who was also expected to star, is missing from the list. In her place is Amy Adams, who was nominated for an Oscar for her work in Doubt and most recently starred in Julie & Julia.
Nick Cave is adapting the screenplay from Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World, which tells the story of a family of thieves and smugglers in Virginia during the Great Depression. The novel is based in part on the experiences of Bondurant's family.
While LaBeouf and Gosling will likely play brother members of the "Bondurant Boys," it's unclear what Adams's role will be. No release date or other casting decisions have been announced. Posted 11.30.09 by reelz
A month before the release of The Road, director John Hillcoat's adaptation of the Pullitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy, a new trailer has been released showing more of the bleak, post-apocalyptic world that a father (played by Viggo Mortensen ) and son ( Kodi Smit-McPhee) must traverse to stay alive. Posted 10.31.09 by BrentJS