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Mel Gibson back with Shane Black in Cold Warrior

Posted by LiveFor on January 28, 2010

Mel Gibson is currently in talks to work with Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black for Universal’s spy thriller Cold Warrior according to Heat Vision.

This will be Black’s second directing job after the absolutely brilliant Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (one of my favourite films of the last decade). Cold Warrior is a story in which a Cold War spy (Gibson) comes out of retirement to confront a domestic terrorism threat from Russia by teaming up with a younger agent. Charles Mondry wrote the script so not sure whether it will have the usual cool funny dialogue that Black’s script often have.

The dealmaking is still in the early stages but it does further Gibson’s plan to get himself back in front of the cameras and back in the public eye.

Gibson is on the slow road back to winning over the public again after all his recent shenanigans. Edge of Darkness, his first on-screen performance since 2002’s Signs, opens this Friday. He has just finished the Jodie Foster-directed black comedy The Beaver and is prepping to shoot his Mexican prison-set thriller How I Spent My Summer Vacation.

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Edge of Darkness – Mel Gibson talks about the film and his character

Posted by LiveFor on January 15, 2010

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Edge of Darkness – Banner poster for Mel Gibson’s new thriller

Posted by LiveFor on January 4, 2010

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Edge of Darkness – TV Spot – Welcome to Hell

Posted by LiveFor on January 3, 2010

Directed by Martin Campbell

Starring Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston.

Due out on 29th January 2010

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Edge of Darkness – New poster for the Mel Gibson remake of the BBC series

Posted by LiveFor on December 18, 2009

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Leonardo DiCaprio to be Vicky the Viking for Mel Gibson

Posted by LiveFor on December 14, 2009

Okay, it’s not a remake of the old animated kids TV show, but it does involve Vikings.

Mel Gibson will direct and Leonardo DiCaprio will star in an untitled period drama about Viking culture. William Monahan is writing the script according to Variety.

Graham King will produce with Gibson and Tim HeadingtonShooting is expected to begin in fall 2010, meaning that if everything falls into place, it would be the next directing effort for Gibson.

The principals confirmed the project but would not divulge many details. DiCaprio, who has long been fascinated by Viking culture, will play one in a storyline that will be as unsparing as Gibson’s other period directing efforts, “Braveheart,” “The Passion of the Christ” and “Apocalypto.”

King teamed with DiCaprio and Monahan in the Oscar-winning drama “The Departed” and just worked with Gibson and Monahan in the Martin Campbell-directed drama “Edge of Darkness.”

The Viking film will be DiCaprio’s first picture with Gibson.

“This will be an awe-inspiring story, created with some of the industry’s finest cinematic talent, and I am just over the moon to be making this film with Mel, Leo and Bill,” said King.

Vikings are always cool, however recent films such as Outlander and Pathfinder don’t really show that. Gibson’s Apocalypto shows that he can do the period thing well with a dash of fighting and gore for good measure.

Early days on this one but it does have my interest.

Image on this post is from the excellent Northlanders comic

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Holy Shinzon! Tom Hardy is the new Mad Max. Charlize Theron is the pretty post apocalyptic female lead

Posted by LiveFor on October 30, 2009

bronsonfilmstill_450x300Well, well, well. One of these internet rumours turned out to be true. Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy are in negotiations to star in the next Mad Max film, Mad Fax:Fury Road from writer-director George Miller.

According to Heat Vision blog Mel Gibson is not reprising his iconic role of Max Rockatansky.

The new Max is to be Hardy, the British-born actor who was Shinzon, the clone of Capt Picard in Star Trek Nemesis, Handsome Bob in Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla, Charles Bronson in Bronson and he’s also working on Christopher Nolan’s Inception.

Charlize Theron is playing the female lead, but so far there’s no more info on her character.

Plot details are scarce but supposedly the movie does take place a short while after the story detailed in 1985’s “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,” which keeps Mad Max relatively young.

A shoot next summer in Australia is being eyed. The movie will be an Australian production which Warner Bros. will distribute.

“Road” has been in the works for more than a decade, with Gibson attached to star at one point. When the project finally began ramping up earlier this spring and summer, Miller began looking at and testing numerous actors who could step into the grim shoes previously worn by Gibson. Sam Worthington was the hot favourite, but it was not to be.

Not sure how I feel about Hardy playing Max. He is a good actor and Bronson shows he can really change for a role. Still it will be good to see a new Mad Max film.

How do you feel about Tom Hardy getting behind the wheel of the last of the V8 Interceptors?

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Mad Max: Fury Road revs up for next year

Posted by LiveFor on October 24, 2009

mad maxA new Mad Max film has been on again, off again over the past few years with no-one really sure what was going on. There has even been mention it was going to become an anime style film.

However, in the past week there has been a bit of movement on the Road Warrior front. Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy (Star Trek Nemesis, Bronson) are apparantly starring in it – as who I am not really sure. ABC News are saying Sam Worthington (Clash of the Titans, Terminator Salvation, Avatar) could be in the running to play Max – how many big budget genre pictures can one man do?

Now THR are reporting that the fourth installment in George Miller’s Mad Max franchise, “Fury Road,” is set to go into production in Sydney and outback New South Wales next year, according to local reports Saturday.

Miller, who also will produce the film through his production shingle Kennedy Miller, is quoted as saying that ” ‘Fury Road’ will put NSW back on the map as a filmmaking destination.

“Hollywood has cut its production in half. Big movies like ‘Fury Road’ and ‘Happy’ Feet are rare and competitively sought after in all the filmmaking regions of the world,” Miller told the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

“The production agreements have been a long time in the making and (NSW) Premier Rees and his team have worked like Trojans to ensure this substantial investment comes into this country. Not only does it help fuel the local economy but it means many talented people get a chance to practice their craft and lift their skills.”

News that “Fury Road” has been given the greenlight comes just 10 days after Warner Bros. announced was pulling production of “Green Lantern” out of Australia.

No studio backing for “Fury Road” was announced for the film which reportedly has a $100 million budget.

“The ‘Mad Max’ films are iconic,” Rees said. “In the hands of director George Miller, we will see one of the largest and most ambitious live-action films ever made in Australia. This is a clear vote of confidence in Australian expertise. This proves that Sydney is an international contender for major film production.”

The original Mad Max was filmed in Victoria, Mad Max 2 was filmed around Broken Hill and the third Mad Max was shot in Coober Pedy, South Australia.

Around 30 weeks of the filming of Fury Road will take place in and around Broken Hill.

Now 30 weeks is a long time in the world of shooting a film. That would suggest there will be an awful lot of action and stunt work as that can take the most time to do.

Should Mad Max ride again? Is Sam Worthington the right choice to play Max? Should Mel Gibson have a cameo?

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Edge of Darkness – Poster and trailer for the Mel Gibson remake of the Bob Peck BBC series

Posted by LiveFor on October 15, 2009

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Directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) Edge of Darkness is a remake of a classic TV series from 1985 – black flowers, melting ice caps, ghosts and more featured in that one – not many other sites seem to be mentioning that which is a shame. The series was also directed by Martin Campbell so at least the film is in good hands. You can buy the series here

The film is written by William Monahan (The Departed) and stars Mel Gibson. He plays a detective and after the sudden death of his activist daughter, he tries to find out why she was killed. He uncovers more than he bargained for. The film also stars Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic, and Shawn Roberts.

Edge of Darkness gets released 29th January 2010

Source: Collider

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The Beaver – Mel Gibson goes all Caddyshack on us

Posted by LiveFor on September 29, 2009

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Here we have our first look at Mel Gibson in the Jodie Foster directed film, The Beaver.

The film follows Walter (Mel Gibson), troubled father and husband and CEO of a stalling toy company [who gives voice to] The Beaver, a glove pupper that Walter finds, starts to wear without pause, and adopts as a kind of avatar through which he carries out all of his communication. Almost all of the dialogue given to the lead actor throughout the entire screenplay will have to come from the Beaver, and be delivered in what screenwriter Kyle Killen describes as a “crisp English accent.” All very Lars and the Real Girl
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As well as directing Jodie Foster also stars in the film which means the Maverick posse are together again.

I really do like the look of the Beaver puppet. More cartoony than I thought it would be and it is totally in the style of the Caddyshack gopher.

Source: First Showing

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