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Faster – First look at Dwayne Johnson

Posted by LiveFor on March 17, 2010


Faster is the film about an ex-con (Johnson) who is out to avenge his brother’s murder. The film, directed by George Tillman, also stars Billy Bob Thornton and Carla Gugino as cops working to stop Johnson from completing his deadly to-do list.

USA Today had this first photo from the film.

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Faster – Carla Gugino steps in for Salma Hayek

Posted by LiveFor on February 18, 2010

Carla Gugino (Watchmen, Sin City) has taken over the role recently vacated by Salma Hayek in the cast of Faster, the George Tillman Jr. directed revenge thriller starring Dwayne Johnson.

Johnson plays Driver, an ex-con out to avenge his brother’s murder. Billy Bob Thornton plays Cop, a veteran policeman who trails Driver as he races to settle with those responsible for the murder. Also in the mix is Killer, an egocentric hitman who’s after Driver.

Gugino will play the detective in charge of the investigation, “hot on his trail and hell-bent on connecting the killings with a decade-old case.” Also in the cast is Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) as Johnson’s girlfriend; Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who will be one of the killers on the Rock’s trail, and Maggie Grace (Taken) in an unspecified role.

Source: /Film

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Billy Bob Thornton joins The Rock on Faster

Posted by LiveFor on October 28, 2009

bbtBilly Bob Thornton is set to star opposite Dwayne Johnson in the George Tillman-directed action drama Faster according to Variety.

Johnson plays Driver, an ex-con out to avenge his brother’s murder. Thornton plays Cop, a veteran policeman who trails Driver as he races to settle with those responsible for the murder. Also in the mix is Killer, an egocentric hitman who’s after Driver.

Killer is still to be cast. Now I am not sure whether the characters will have actual names mentioned in the film, but the fact that they are just Cop, Driver and Killer makes me think that this film could well be a little different to other action films.

We’ll have to wait and see.

Joe and Tony Gayton wrote the script.

Production will begin early next year.

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The Zero Theorem – Full synopsis for Terry Gilliam’s mysterious Sci-Fi film

Posted by LiveFor on April 11, 2009

Quiet Earth dug up this juicy synopsis for the Terry Gilliam directed sci-fi film, The Zero Theorem, starring Billy Bob Thornton.

Qohen Leth, a socially maladjusted “cubicle zombie” with a genius for computer work, is waiting for a phone call. His entire life has been consumed with the wait for this call. He doesn’t know the nature and origin of the call, but he knows it will provide him with the purpose that he has long lived without.

Qohen is given a special project by his corporate managers. His task is to solve a mysterious theorem that has stumped, and mentally broken, the long list of computer geniuses that were previously assigned the job.

Living in an Orwellian corporate world where “mancams” serve as the eyes of a shadowy figure known as Management, Qohen works on a solution to the strange theorem while living in isolation in his home—the shattered interior of a fire-damaged chapel.

His isolation and work are interrupted by a gorgeous, sexy woman who has recently befriended him named Bainsley. They communicate and make love via a tight, translucent, red virtual reality suit. An unlikely torrid romance develops, in which Bainsley has gotten Qohen to open up and come out of his shell like never before.

Qohen is occasionally visited by Bob, the rebellious whiz-kid teenage son of Management. These visits seem to be orchestrated by Management to keep control of Qohen’s progress on the project. But Qohen and Bob become friends, and start to dig deeper into the meaning of the Zero Theorem. Bob lets it slip that Bainsley has been hired by Management to help control him, and, as a result, when Bainsley earnestly tells Qohen she’s going to run away and pleads with him to come with her, he coldly rejects her.

As work on the project reaches a critical point, it becomes clear that the key to both the theorem’s final solution and the source of a much-awaited phone call actually reside within Qohen himself. He holds the answer to the theorem and his own long-awaited epiphany. Bob modifies the virtual reality suit and creates a program that will carry Qohen on an inward voyage, a close encounter with the hidden dimensions and truth of his own soul, wherein lie the answers both he and Management are seeking. The suit and supporting computer technology will perform a sort of inventory of Qohen’s soul, either proving or disproving the Zero Theorem.

But the program doesn’t work and Qohen must find the answer within himself, as no machine can truly search the human soul. Qohen is now able to solve the Zero Theorem and find the meaning of his life. He burns the church and takes off with Bob on a search for Bainsley, the one person who has given his life true meaning.

Sounds pretty amazing and I can see Gilliam bringing his vivid imagination to good use.

Photo by Eddy Briere.

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Billy Bob Thornton doesn’t like being called an actor anymore

Posted by LiveFor on April 9, 2009

Q was visited by country-pop band The Boxmasters. The Boxmasters’s biggest claim to fame is that their singer is Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton. If you were listening, you heard what could best be described as a ‘showdown at the Q corral’ when Mr. Thornton took offense to their mention of his cinematic accomplishments. Here is what happened on camera.

Way to win new fans for The Boxmasters! Next week on Q, Joaquin Phoenix.

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The Informers – New trailer

Posted by LiveFor on February 27, 2009

In such works as Less Than Zero and American Psycho, Brett Easton Ellis brilliantly dissects contemporary American society, a culture in which too much is never enough. Now, adapting his own acclaimed novel for the screen, he returns to the Los Angeles of the early 1980’s with a multi-strand narrative that deftly balances a vast array of characters who represent both the top of the heap (a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster) and the bottom (a voyeuristic doorman, an amoral ex-con).

Connecting all his intertwining strands are the quintessential Ellis protagonists—a group of beautiful, blonde young men and women who sleep all day and party all night, doing drugs—and one another—with abandon, never realizing that they are dancing on the edge of a volcano.

Filmed with uncommon glamour and grit by acclaimed Australian director Gregor Jordan, The Informers is an alternately blistering and chilling portrait of hedonism run amuck.

Director: Gregor Jordan
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Winona Ryder, Mickey Rourke, Austin Nichols, Amber Heard, Brad Renfro.

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Terry Gilliam to make Zero Theorem with Billy Bob Thornton. One of them won’t be going to the toilet right for a week!

Posted by LiveFor on January 25, 2009


/film have the news that Terry Gilliam has also been working with producer Richard Zanuck and screenwriter Pat Rushin on Zero Theorem.

Tout Le Cine now have the news that the film will start shooting on 1st May. Gilliam has also got to get The Man Who Killed Don Quixote out of the way as well.

Zero Theorem is set to star Billy Bob Thornton as a tormented, reclusive genius trying to find final answers to the many enigmas of existence.

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Billy Bob Thornton was almost Iron Man

Posted by LiveFor on January 24, 2009

They talked to me about Iron Man for just a minute — just for a minute,” Thornton told MTV News.

The actor who was also almost cast as the Green Goblin in the first “Spider-Man” movie said “Iron Man” filmmakers talked to him about the role — and it didn’t seem all that unrealistic, as he explained.

“Iron Man wasn’t a superhero type, really,” said Thornton of the superhero’s very human alter ego. “[When he was] inside the suit he was.”

While Thornton acknowledged Robert Downey Jr.’s amazing performance as Stark, he said he would’ve been more than capable of suiting up in ol’ shellhead’s armor, too.

“I could’ve done it,” said Thornton.
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The Informers – Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on January 22, 2009

Bret Easton Ellis adapts his own acclaimed novel for the screen, returning to the Los Angeles of the early 1980’s with a multi-strand narrative that deftly balances a vast array of characters who represent both the top of the heap (a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster) and the bottom (a voyeuristic doorman, an amoral ex-con). Connecting all his intertwining strands are the quintessential Ellis protagonists—a group of beautiful, blonde young men and women who sleep all day and party all night, doing drugs—and one another—with abandon, never realizing that they are dancing on the edge of a volcano.

Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Winona Ryder and Mickey Rourke.

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Photos from Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are

Posted by LiveFor on November 19, 2008

AICN have these photos along with a huge interview with Spike Jonze about many things. They include Where the Wild Things Are, his adaption of the great children’s book which has been wrapped up in problems for so long.
/film picked up on a few main points from the interview:

  • They “spent months just working on that voice shoot before we even shot a frame of the film.”
  • Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is working on the film’s score.
  • Picture locked three weeks ago, and all the effects will be done by May.
  • Framestore is doing the effect shots (the same team that did baby scene in Children of Men)
  • Warner Bros will be releasing a behind the scenes art book
  • One of the Wild Things is Voiced by Billy Bob Thornton.

It’s looking pretty good. Go ahead and have a read of the full interview. What are your memories of the book?
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