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Gunsmoke – The studio wants Pitt

Posted by LiveFor on February 5, 2010

Back in August last year was the small piece of news that the old TV show, Gunsmoke, was being made into a feature film. It was a little story, just the beginning of a project, although big for the fans of the original show.

Turns out that the studio, CBS Films, want this to be a very big deal as it looks as if they are after some big names to fill those boots. The original show starred James Arness, but a number of names have been mentioned to be in the running for the role of Marshal Matt Dillon.

The LA Times have said that Brad Pitt is the top contender and he has the benefit of having done a spot on turn in the Western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Another name on the list is Ryan Reynolds who is going on to bigger and better things with Green Lantern.

Time to say “Whoa!” a moment as all of this is just a list. As far as I can tell there is nothing definite and the film still has to find a director.

Personally I think they should go totally meta with it and get the actor Matt Dillon to play Marshall Matt Dillon. Imagine the punnage and funny looks to the camera. Oh the comedy. No, just me. Let us move quickly on.

Dillon is the Western hero charged with maintaining law and order in a period Kansas town filled with colorful vagrants, misfits and desperadoes. He carries on in these adventures with the help of town physician Doc Adams and tavern owner Miss Kitty Russell.

A few other actors are apparently in the running, but I feel this could be a lot of talk from the studio at the moment to drum up interest for what they want to be a big film.

Gregory Poirier (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) has written a draft of the Gunsmoke feature script, which the studio is said to like.

CBS Films wants to contemporize the look and feel of Gunsmoke while maintaining the period American West setting. I’ve never seen the original so I am not too sure what the set up of the show was like or what to expect with a remake.

Are you a fan of the original series? Do you want to see a film based on it and who do you want to play Marshall Matt Dillon.

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Armored – TV Spot from the guy who’ll be directing Predators

Posted by LiveFor on November 18, 2009

Nimrod Antal is the director of Armored, the heist thriller starring Laurence Fishburne and Matt Dillon. Antal is also the bloke that Robert Rodriguez picked to direct the Predators film so here is a chance to see what his style is all about.
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Over the Edge – The lost teen rebellion movie starring a 14 year old Matt Dillon

Posted by LiveFor on September 25, 2009

I had honestly never heard of this film by Jonathan Kaplan, but reading through the oral history of it that Mike Sacks put together is amazing. Below is the intro to the article, make sure you head on over and read the full thing. Great stuff

In the spring of 1979, a small-budget movie with a somewhat corny-sounding name was released in just a handful of theaters in New York and Los Angeles, only to be pulled a few days later due to concerns that audiences would riot. Based (loosely) on a true story about suburban youth gone wild in the suburbs of San Francisco in the early 70s, Over the Edge would never receive wide distribution. In fact, over the next 25 years, the film would be shown in only a few art houses and on cable TV, until its eventual DVD release in September 2005.

The film, as certain critics like to label it, is a “lost classic,” and yet—unlike the majority of lost or “cult” classics—Over the Edge is actually worth seeking out. Filled with scenes that are difficult to shake, with teen characters played by real-life teenagers (how often does that happen anymore?), and with an authenticity so intense that it appears at times as if the film could very well be a documentary, Over the Edge remains as thrilling today as it must have appeared three decades ago. While somewhat raw and certainly not without imperfections, it’s easy to understand why Kurt Cobain claimed that the movie “pretty much defined my whole personality,” and why it so heavily influenced Richard Linklater in making his own ode to restless youth, Dazed and Confused.

Starring a 14-year-old Matt Dillon in his first screen role, as well as a cast of mostly young unknowns (discovered, for the most part, while they were ditching school), Over the Edge manages to highlight a problem that has only grown and become more problematic since the 70s: kids, stuck in the suburbs, far from any city center, with nothing much to do beyond the usual Teen Axis of Evil: drugging, drinking, and petty-criminal acts. (That the film was shot in Greeley, Colorado, less than an hour from where the Columbine High School massacre would take place 20 years later, is, at the very least, a sad, if bizarre, coincidence.)

The plot is simple: Carl (played by Michael Kramer), a decent teen who feels estranged from his distracted parents, befriends a miscreant from the poorer section of the community (Richie, played by Matt Dillon). The two, along with friends, including a druggie and a mute, attend parties, fire stolen guns, drink in abandoned, half-built houses, and get arrested (in a scene that birthed the classic line, sneered by Matt Dillon, “A kid who tells on another kid is a dead kid.”). Continually harassed by the local policeman Sergeant Doberman (Harry Northup) and looking for adventure, Carl and Richie attempt to run away in a stolen Jeep. They are caught, and Richie is killed when he aims an unloaded gun at Doberman. Carl escapes back to the development, where, later that night, a group of angry teens attack the junior high school while a parents’ meeting on youth violence is taking place. The teens lock the adults inside as they burn cars, shoot guns, and cause mayhem in the parking lot. They are subsequently arrested and sent off to “the Hill.”

On this, the movie’s 30th anniversary, Vice spoke with nearly 20 of the film’s cast and crew to try to piece together the often arduous making of Over the Edge, the frustrations felt upon its initial release, and how the film, all these years later, still manages to influence generation after generation of filmmakers.

Read on here.

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Takers – Truly dreadful poster. No honestly it is awful

Posted by LiveFor on September 10, 2009

takers-posterI have seen some bad photoshop work on film posters but this one is really, really bad.

Paul Walker’s head and a smug looking Hayden Christianson are just the beginning. Idris Elba how could you? Why did they never continue the brilliant Ultraviolet vampire series? Why Idris Why?

Oh and Chris Brown is in it so I assume his character will get to beat up some random female character…..too soon?

The tagline is “Everybody is After Something” – I guess that means the Studio are after someone who can make a decent poster. Can any of the many talented people out there make a better one for this film?

Source: I Watch Stuff

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Armored – Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on August 27, 2009

This is directed by Nimrod Antal who is at the helm of the Predators reboot/sequel.

It stars Matt Dillon, Jean Reno and Laurence Fishburne.

Due out on 18th September 2009.

A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist… against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and hell breaks loose; all bets are off and each man must fight to survive on a dog-eat-dog battleground made of steel.

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Armored – Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, and Laurence Fishburne have a plan to make some money

Posted by LiveFor on April 16, 2009

A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist….against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.

Starring Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Amaury Nolasco (who is currently filming The Rum Diary with Johnny Depp in Puerto Rico), Fred Ward, Skeet Ulrich, Columbus Short (who is down to star in the adaption of The Losers) and Milo Ventimiglia it certainly has got some big name action stars in there.

Always good to see Fred Ward. I loved him in Tremors and Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous (Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins if you live in the USA).

Armored (keep wanting to type Armoured) is directed by Nimród Antal who, not only sharing a name with a mutant killing robot from the X-Men comics, also made Vacancy.
Collider had the poster and photos and Trailer Addict had the trailer. Watching it this looks like it will be of the old school variety and there’s nothing wrong with a bit of old school action now and again.

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Nothing but the Truth – Poster

Posted by LiveFor on December 9, 2008

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