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True Romance – Cool Art Print

Posted by LiveFor on April 21, 2010

If you are a long time reader of the site you will know I like a nice bit of film related art and here is a lovely piece by Derek Gabryszak.

‘You’re so cool!’ is the first of three postershe is doing for his True Romance series.

Here is some more info from Derek:

The prints are 14”x17” on Canson fine art paper. I (silk screen) printed the three colors of the design by hand. ‘You’re so cool!’ has an edition of 45, and is being sold on my site for $25. Because the screen printing process is so involved, I’m hoping for success with the first print before I print the two remaining designs.

Head on over quick as I don’t think they’ll be around for long.

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Tell Tale – Poster for updated take on an Edgar Allen Poe tale

Posted by LiveFor on November 3, 2009

Brian Cox is joining Josh Lucas for “Tell-Tale,” a modern-day re-imagining of Edgar Allen Poe’s classic tale of a man’s murderous tendencies haunting him from beyond the grave.

Cox will be scouring the city for a vengeful psychopath with no control over his own carnal urges.

“It’s a retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,” enthused Lucas to MTV “[‘Tale’] is a modern-telling of it, about a man who gets a heart transplant, and then [after] the heart transplant, the heart that he gets makes him take revenge on what happened to [the donor] at the end of his life.”

“The guy gets a heart that is the heart of somebody who was murdered,” Cox added. “And the heart knows who the murderer is.”

“I am playing the old cop, like the Morgan Freeman part in ‘Se7en’ who comes in and tries to solve the case,” he revealed. “[The mystery is about] how this surgeon is finding body parts and bumping people off.”

The film is produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, and is budgeted at a modest $20 million. Mixing modern science with old-school Edgar Allen, the flick hopes to find a tone similar to films like “Jacob’s Ladder.”

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Zach Galifianakis and Amy Adams enter the Town House

Posted by LiveFor on October 28, 2009

zach-galifianakis1Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) and Amy Adams (Drop Dead Gorgeous, Enchanted) are in talks to star in Fox 2000’s dramedy Town House, which Once director John Carney is to direct.

According to Variety, Ridley and Tony Scott will produce through their Fox-based Scott Free banner.

The story is loosely based on Tish Cohen’s debut novel of the same name, which centers on an agoraphobic man, who lives with his teenage son in a historic Boston townhouse that he inherited from his rock star father. With royalties from his father’s work dwindling, the man is forced to come to terms with his life. A call girl strikes up a friendship with the man. Doug Wright and Carney adapted the screenplay.

Fox 2000 will start production sometime next summer.

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UPDATED: The A-Team – Sharlto Copley to be Murdock and Jessica Biel joins the cast

Posted by LiveFor on September 16, 2009

UPDATE 26/11/09 – Now Dirk Benedict has confirmed he has a cameo.

UPDATE: Dwight Schultz has got a cameo in the film

Now there is footage and interviews with the actors. Now the first official photo of the team is out.

Sharlto Copley, the star of this summer’s breakout hit “District 9,” is in final negotiations to portray “Howling Mad” Murdock in Fox’s A-Team feature film. Jessica Biel is also in negotiations to join the production according to THR Heat Vision.

They will join Liam Neeson (Hannibal), Bradley Cooper (Face) and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (BA) to round out the special forces team convicted of a crime they didn’t commit and on the run from government forces. Joe Carnahan is directing the adaptation of the 1980s television show, while Ridley and Tony Scott produce.

Copley seemingly came out of nowhere to star in “District 9,” landing the role in the movie due to childhood friend Neill Blomkamp’s fondness for Copley’s improvisational skills, skills which will be ideally suited to the Murdock character.

Murdock was the wild card of the group, the Army’s best chopper pilot who is also suffering, in an over-the-top manner, from delusions, memory loss, and hallucinations. Dwight Shultz originated the role in the TV series.

Biel would play the former love of Faceman (Cooper), an Army general who is now pursuing the team.

Copley as Murdock is inspired casting in my opinion and great to see him move on from District 9 to this.

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The A-Team’s Murdoch – Could it be Sharlto Copley?

Posted by LiveFor on September 10, 2009

copleyThrough a reliable source, has learned exclusively that an offer has been made to rising star ‘District 9’ Star Sharlto Copley for the role.

There is no confirmation that Copley has accepted as of yet.

Many names were being tossed for the role including the likes of Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Timothy Olyphant, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Chris Pine and Robert Downey Jr. Although we all know a whole heap of them won’t be taking the role.

Already cast in the film are Liam Neeson as Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus and Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck.

‘The A-Team’ revolves around the four members of a former commando outfit and current group of mercenaries. Their leader is Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, whose plans tend to be unorthodox but effective. Lt. Templeton “The Faceman” (usually referred to simply as “Face”) Peck is a smooth-talking con-man who serves as the team’s appropriator of vehicles and other useful items. The team’s pilot is Capt. H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock, who has been declared insane and resides in a mental institution for the show’s first four seasons. Finally, there is the team’s strong man and mechanic, Sgt. B.A. “Bad Attitude” Baracus.

Set for release next year, the film, which is being directed by Joe Carnahan has already begun shooting in Vancouver, Canada.

Director Carnahan and Tony and Ridley Scott say they will use the original premise of the series as the template for an action film. In the original, four Vietnam vets convicted of armed robbery escape from military prison and became do-gooder mercenaries.

The Middle East will replace Vietnam as the place the four did their tour of duty, but Carnahan said the origin story is the jumping-off point.

The original series, which ran from 1983-87 and starred George Peppard, Mr. T, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz, followed an unofficial team of Vietnam vets who will stop at nothing to get the bad guys. Sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit, these four commandos escaped from a maximum-security stockade and now survive in the Los Angeles underground as soldiers of fortune.

Having just watched District 9 last night I can totally see Copley playing Murdoch. In D-9 he goes from office nerd to fugitive to bad ass and I thought he was brilliant. The whole film was superb so go and see it if you haven’t.

Who do you think would make a good Murdoch?

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Tony Scott talks about The Hunger sequel, Alien and Hunter S Thompson

Posted by LiveFor on June 12, 2009 spoke to The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 director Tony Scott about his upcoming projects, one of which is a sequel to his 1983 vampire horror movie, The Hunger, which starred Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon. That’s the film that had the saucy scene when Deneuve seduces Sarandon..yeah, you remember it now.

Scott remained mum about whether or not any of the original cast would make it into the sequel–many of them are vampires after all–and how they’d accomplish that, but he did give a few tidbits: “I’m not going to tell you how we’re doing it, but I’m controlling it and it’s gone to the next level. It’s not a reinvention or reinterpretation, it starts in New York and it ends up in Sao Paulo, so it’s a very different movie, but it springboards off the original. We’re writing it right now and we’ve got a great writer, Erin Wilson.”

“My dance card is so full, I’m so lucky,” he said before listing off some of the projects that are at the front of his mind. “I’ve got ‘The Warriors,’ I’ve got ‘Hell’s Angels’ – I’ve owned the Hunter Thompson book for 12 years and Steve Gaghan is writing the script right now. I own all these great titles. Another one called ‘Lucky Strike’ about guys who repro aircraft. ‘Potsdamer Platz,’ which is by the guys who wrote ‘Sexy Beast.’ Now with all these movies that are ready to go. They’re scripted, they’re budgeted, and now I’ve gotta make them before I die. I’m getting old.”

He was also asked about the recent rumor that director Carl Rinsch, who Scott said was attached to direct the Alien prequel, was not who 20th Century Fox wanted. The studio reportedly want his brother, Ridley, to direct instead.”I’m going to call a time out on that one,” he said, though he still seemed optimistic things would work out. “I don’t want to get caught in the middle. We’re in process on that, but I don’t have enough information to bring it to this table, but we’re going to make it.”

At this point, it seems like Unstoppable may be next for Scott, although he was tentative listing that as his 5th movie with Denzel Washington as his lead despite Washington having been attached for some time. The plot involves a runaway train containing toxic chemicals being chased by an engineer and a conductor. Chris Pine (Star Trek) is also rumoured to star in it.

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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 – Tony Scott and Denzel talk about the remake

Posted by LiveFor on June 11, 2009

In The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, a New York City subway dispatcher draws on his extensive knowledge of the subway system in order to outsmart a dangerous criminal mastermind who’s hijacked a subway train in this remake of the 1974 thriller inspired by John Godey’s best-selling book. Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) was drifting through his daily routine when he received word that a heavily armed gang of four had hijacked a subway train and were now holding all of the passengers hostage. Led by the cunning master thief Ryder (John Travolta), the gunmen will begin executing everyone aboard should the authorities fail in delivering a sizable ransom in the space of just one hour. With the tension in the tunnels rising, Walter races to save the hostages before the shootings start. But through it all, there’s one part of Ryder’s plan that Walter can’t quite comprehend: Even if the thieves do succeed in getting their money, how could they possibly get out of the tunnels undetected?

MovieWeb had this interview with the films director, Tony Scott and Denzel Washington.

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The Warriors – They’re being called out again.

Posted by LiveFor on June 4, 2009

Rotten Tomatoes spoke to Tony Scott who is directing the reboot of the 1979 cult classic gang film, The Warriors. This time the gang will have to travel through the mean streets of Los Angeles.

He explains the reasoning behind moving the action from New York to Los Angeles.

“I love the original Warriors and I’m using the same basic story. It’s really still 10 guys stuck at point B and they need to get back to point A. But I’m going to set it in Los Angeles and it’s going to be a kind of study of gang culture in LA today.”

“I’m hoping to get a hundred thousand real gang-members standing on the Vincent Thomas Bridge for one shot,” Scott explains. But why move it to LA? “It’s a city which is horizontal. New York is vertical, all skyscrapers, and Los Angeles is horizontal.”

“I’ve been meeting the various gangs as part of the research,” he says. “I never meet the gang leader, always his second-in-command. I have to do this little tap-dance and sell the film to them. I’ve met them all, Crips, Bloods, The 18th Street Gang, The Vietnamese and so on. The all love The Warriors. So it was, ‘Yeah, fuck yeah we’ll be in that!'”

It sounds like it could be quite a good re-imagining of the original, if only for the huge amount of extras involved, but once again it is basically another remake pillaging classic movies of yesteryear.

How do you feel about yet another remake? Will the Warriors come out to play?

Source: First Showing
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 – TV Spot – 3 2 1

Posted by LiveFor on June 1, 2009

Director: Tony Scott

Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro

Release: 12th June 2009

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New Alien film will be a prequel

Posted by LiveFor on May 30, 2009

Collider was able to confirm the fact that the new Alien film will be a prequel from producer Tony Scott, who also confirmed that Carl Rinsch will be directing. Here’s an excerpt of what the producer had to say.

Collider: 20th Century Fox is talking about remaking or redoing the original Alien. What’s going on with that?

Tony Scott: Yes, Carl Rinsch is going to do the prequel to Alien. He’s one of our directors at our company.

Collider: I’m going to be blunt about this. Fox has not been doing a great job recently with their movies. They haven’t been an artist friendly studio. Are you guys going to have some creative control and make this a kick-ass film?

Tony: Yes! But Fox is our home. They finance our production company.

I’m glad it will be a prequel and not a remake of the first film. What do you want to see in an Alien prequel?

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