The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Rian Johnson decided to Tweet a response to a couple of fans who were having a bit of a conversation on Twitter about how much they hated the prequel trilogy. Common practice among Star Wars fans. In this case, not even just that they hated them, but more that
When J.J. Abrams delivered Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, he essentially brought life back to one of Hollywood's most beloved series. The movie was a critical smash, and would go on to become the all-time champion at the domestic box office. While some have chastised the film for relying too heavily on the legacy of the original trilogy, few can argue that the The Force Awakens didn't bring Star Wars back in a major way, and was a genuine crowd-pleaser for both longtime fans and newcomers to that galaxy far, far away.
The next film in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, may actually eclipse The Force Awakens because of a few key factors. Today, we'll explore why Rogue One is so huge, and why its performance is one that we'll have to pay close attention to.
"A New, New Hope"
From its inception, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
It was the spy thriller that revitalised the genre. But the production of 2002’s The Bourne Identity was far from an easy one...
Like so many budding filmmakers of his generation, Doug Liman got his start in movies by fiddling with his father's Super 8 camera. Then aged eight, Liman "Picked it up, started making movies with it, and never stopped."
By the time he'd reached his early 30s, Liman's ambitions had finally paid off. His films Swingers and Go, released in 1996 and 1999, were made cheaply and recouped healthy profits. Urgent and effervescently told, they were the product of a young, talented filmmaker on the rise. Liman's rising profile soon saw him land the kind of deal that a few dozen other hopefuls would have sold their souls for - Universal signed him up to make a film based on Robert Ludlum's spy thriller, The Bourne Identity.
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Sort of the bad-news post-graduate version of American Graffiti, Ivan Passer's Cutter's Way is a movie with a mindset and background that I partly lived through,
EW reports that "The X-Files Origins" is the series moniker by which a series of young adult prequel novels are being penned which will explore the separate lives of the two characters back in their teenage years.
In the TV series we learned Scully was a promising doctor from a military family who had various issues of faith throughout her life. Mulder of course was a kid whose existence was changed when his sister was apparently abducted by aliens.
The first novel is Kami Garcia's "Agent of Chaos" which follows a 17-year old Mulder, the second is Jonathan Maberry's "Devil's Advocate" which follows a 15-year old Scully.
The Ya novels, which are being aimed at tweens and teenagers, will follow a 15 year-old Dana Scully and a 17-year-old Fox Mulder. The first book is titled Agent of Chaos. The Second novel in the series is titled Devil's Advocate. Both stories are set in the spring of 1979.
Serial murder, the occult and government conspiracy will rest at the heart of these all-new tales. The subjects were all prevalent in the news of that era, and are certainly on the
Gal Gadot is playing the Amazonian princess opposite Chris Pine as love interest Captain Steve Trevor along with Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, and Ewen Bremner.
Nielsen will play Hippoyta, the queen of the Amazons and mother of Princess Diana, aka Wonder Woman. The film is currently shooting in the UK and Italy ahead of a June 23rd 2017 release.
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De Niro will play a toxic insult comic along the lines of a Don Rickles. Art Linson penned the script but Jeffrey Ross, a frequent celebrity roast guest and the writer of De Niro comedy "What Just Happened?," has penned the material that De Niro's character will spout.
Mike Newell recently signed on to the project but soon had to exit due to scheduling. Linson will produce alongside Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon. Casting is now underway and filming is slated to begin in mid-January in New York.
Featuring narration from The Craft's Fairuza Balk (and with clips of Robin Tunney, Devon Sawa and co), it made us feel a sudden pang of nostalgia and sent us on our own trip down memory lane to find out where they - and the rest of the '90s teen movie crew - are now.
So, here are 11 stars from some of our favourite '90s teen movies, and what they've gone on to do since:
1. Devon Sawa - Idle Hands (1999)
Dreamy Devon Sawa starred as lazy stoner Anton Tobias - who turns mass murderer after his hand becomes possessed - in the horror comedy Idle Hands.
He went on to play teenage prophet of doom Alex Browning in Final Destination (2000), and appeared as similarly unstable Stan in Eminem's controversial music
We reported in November that Martin Campbell (Green Lantern, Casino Royale) was being eyed to take the helm, but a deal never materialized. Jonathan Lemkin (The Devil's Advocate, Lethal Weapon 4, Shooter) signed on to write the script back in July, which will center on the Roadblock character played by Dwayne Johnson in 2013's G.I. Joe Retaliation. Paramount revealed in June that G.I. Joe 3 will be released in 2016, although it isn't
But the announcement this week that the two most recent "Game of Thrones" episodes (the epic ice battle episode "The Watchers on the Wall" and the shocking Season 4 finale "The Children") and a Season 5 trailer are coming to IMAX screens on Jan. 23 brings to mind another wall under assault -- the increasingly academic wall between movies and TV.
Granted, it makes sense for HBO to give theatergoers a healthy helping of its popular swords-and-skin fantasy series. After all, as large as George R.R. Martin's saga looms in pop culture chatter, there's still a majority of Americans who don't subscribe to the premium cable channel and haven't seen the show. The IMAX event is a good way to mobilize both newbies and longtime fans and to get both groups primed for this spring's new season.
The site claims official negotiations have not yet begun, but the job is essentially Campbell's if he wants it. Jonathan Lemkin ("Devil's Advocate," "Lethal Weapon 4") is penning the script which will center on Dwayne Johnson's character Roadblock. Adrianne Palicki is also expected to reprise her role as Lady Jaye.
In more concrete news, Deadline reports that Disney has set "Get Smart" helmer Peter Segal to direct the film adaptation of the children's book "Goblins" by Ari Berk and acclaimed illustrator Brian Froud. Tom Astle & Matt Ember will script the adaptation, while Sagal and Michael Ewing will produce.
Sources claim that Martin Campbell is the top choice of Paramount and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and while official negotiations have not begun yet, the job is basically Martin Campbell's for the taking, if he wants to sign on.
We reported in July that screenwriter Jonathan Lemkin (The Devil's Advocate, Lethal Weapon 4, Shooter) signed on to write the script, which will center on Dwayne Johnson's character Roadblock. Adrianne Palicki is also expected to reprise her role as Lady Jaye, although no other cast members have been confirmed.
Dwayne Johnson himself revealed back in
The only rules? No kids (see you, Rosemary's Baby), animals (laters, Devil Dog: Hound Of Hell) or metaphorical stand-ins (ciao, Keyser Söze). Let the Luci-face off commence...
Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) in Angel Heart (1987)
An espresso-sipping, egg-peeling businessman with a luxuriant mullet – well, it was the 1980s – Louis Cyphre (De Niro) casts a quietly seething shadow across Alan Parker's dank New Orleans noir. Despite his "dimestore joke" name ("Mephistopheles is such a mouthful in Manhattan," he tells Mickey Rourke's fall-guy Pi) and lethal talons, there's a subtlety to De Niro's El Diablo that means he only needs to raise an eyebrow to convey an eternity of egg-bound malevolence.
John Milton (Al Pacino) in The Devil's Advocate (1997)
More Gordon Gecko than genuine fiend,
You can blame the huge success of Fargo for this. Hollywood, even before that, had been moving more and more to exploiting movie properties on the small screen. But since Fargo married up critical acclaim to a good audience? All bets are off.
Here are 23 - count 'em! - currently in differing stages of production...
The film: Earning Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination, the beloved 1988 comedy drama Big saw him as Josh Baskin who, courtesy of a Zoltar machine, turns into an adult. Romance, work, and playing on a big piano follow.
The TV show: Big is set to be a half hour comedy show from 20th Century Fox Television. Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce are executive producing and writing, and Big the TV show is set to
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