Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Watch: New Clip & Red Band Featurette For 'The Man With The Iron Fists'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • October 26, 2012 2:03 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
With only a week away, the kung-fu epic -- and RZA’s directorial debut -- “The Man with the Iron Fists” is pulling out all the stops to get people excited about the film. The studio has dropped a new clip and a red band featurette that showcase the film’s crazy action scenes.

Mark Millar Wants Bradley Cooper To Play Johnny Bolt In 'Supercrooks'

  • By Benjamin Wright
  • |
  • October 26, 2012 1:43 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Our distaste for comics writer and new 20th Century Fox creative consultant Mark Millar’s constant need to exaggerate is well-documented. While the man is certainly not without talent, his ability to ramble about projects that either never come to pass or arrive in a completely different form than he’s mentioned is uncanny, and sometimes he even comments on projects he has nothing to do with. Still, Hollywood loves adapting his comics like “Wanted,” “Kick-Ass,” and eventually “Nemesis,” and as we said, Fox pretty much just handed over the key to their Marvel heroes in some regards as he’ll be overseeing their films. Suffice to say, Twitter has aided Millar in spreading these exaggerations, and lately he’s been going on about his latest project, “Supercrooks,” which he now says is targeting an A-list star.

First Look At 'The Hangover' Writers' '21 & Over' Reminds Us Why Hollywood Is Placing A Bet On Miles Teller

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • October 26, 2012 1:22 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
When you see the same name popping up over and over again, you know something's up. Such is the case with 25-year-old actor Miles Teller, who has enough of a baby face to genuinely pull off teen roles, plus the chops to back it up. He's had decent-sized parts in "Project X" and "Footloose," but where he's truly shined and where everyone in Hollywood must have noticed him was alongside Nicole Kidman in John Cameron Mitchell's deeply underrated "Rabbit Hole." Kidman earned her third Oscar nomination for Best Actress in the role of a bereaved mother and Teller plays the teenage boy who accidentally killed her young son with his car. Their scenes together are poignant and moving and Teller held his own.

Eli Roth Lines Up The Cast For 'The Green Inferno,' Will Use Native Peruvians As Extras

  • By Benjamin Wright
  • |
  • October 26, 2012 11:24 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Consider it an early Halloween gift from writer-director Eli Roth that news of his latest horror flick is coming at us fast and furious. As we already know, it’s been five long years now since Roth gave us “Hostel: Part 2,” a film that, like much of his work, proved to be incredibly divisive, but certainly provided evidence that the relatively novice horror auteur was starting to branch out in his career – even if the sequel felt a bit like a spinning of the wheels. He’s spent the last five years starring in buddy Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds,” and producing everything from hits like “The Last Exorcism” to Chilean earthquake terror “Aftershock” (which he also acted in), but now he really is stepping back behind the camera.

Patrick Wilson, Matt Bomer & Liv Tyler Go Into Orbit For Sci-Fi Dramatic Comedy 'Space Station 76'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 26, 2012 10:16 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Occasionally when, in the midst of press rounds for other projects, an actor or director reveals an entire film has been shot under the radar for immediate release -- Noah Baumbach's “Frances Ha” or Joss Whedon's “Much Ado About Nothing” comes to recent memory -- the effect is sublime, eliciting a buzzing anticipation for the soon-to-be-approaching result. Then there's times when the news just settles into a hesitant simmer, such as when actor and playwright Jack Plotnick recently announced cast and plot details of his completed directorial debut, “Space Station 76.”

Mining For Gold: Sony Classics Sued For Paraphrased Faulkner Quote In 'Midnight in Paris' By Humorless Estate

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
  • |
  • October 26, 2012 9:42 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
If this year's long-standing theatre run of “Moonrise Kingdom” represented a financial change in winds to Wes Anderson's other work, then the box-office windfall behind “Midnight in Paris” last year proved a hurricane to Woody Allen's mainstream success. Clocking in as the director's highest-grossing film ever with $148 million made worldwide, it was a landmark for a career already rife with many, but naturally there are entities looking to carve out a piece for themselves, as the estate of one of American literature's giants now is taking legal action against Allen for an ill-paraphrased quote.

Wally Pfister Eyeing Christian Bale For 'Transcendence'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 26, 2012 9:19 AM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
Christopher Nolan's regular cinematographer Wally Pfister seems to have learned and mastered the art of secrecy from the helmer. Developing for most the year under the radar, and without a title, a minor shockwave hit earlier this week when it was revealed that Johnny Depp would be leading Pfister's directorial debut, which is now titled "Transcendence." Produced by Nolan and his wife and producing partner Emma Thomas, the project is being kept completely under wraps, but a few more morsels have been revealed.

'Skyfall' Screenwriter John Logan Returns To Pen Bond 24 & Bond 25

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 26, 2012 9:01 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Bond is back on duty in "Skyfall," which is now up and running and set to crush the box office overseas. The 23rd installment in the franchise, arriving on its 50th anniversary, is already earning rave reviews from those who have seen it this far (you can read ours right here) with many calling it one of the best in the franchise ever (though this writer thinks it's kind of mess, but I digress). Nontheless, it's not a shock that the producers want to get as much of the creative team back as they can for the next entry.

Jonathan Demme Will Stoke 'Old Fires'

  • By Joe Cunningham
  • |
  • October 25, 2012 10:54 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
You may think that Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme has had a quiet few years following 2008’s “Rachel Getting Married,” but that’s actually far from the truth. Since then Demme has directed a whole heap of documentary and concert films, and last year he was getting behind the camera for the pilot of “A Gifted Man” and a couple of episodes of “Enlightened.” In fact, there may be few busier directors out there right now, with Demme’s super low budget “Wally and Andre Shoot Ibsen” currently in post-production, and an animated adaptation of Dave Eggers’ “Zeitoun” and an adaptation of Stephen King’s time travel thriller “11/22/63” both in the works. Oh, and he also looks set to re-team with Anne Hathaway on “Song One,” which he’s producing.

Sorry Jason Momoa, Conan Getting Rebooted Again With Arnold Schwarzenegger In 'The Legend Of Conan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 25, 2012 5:46 PM
  • |
  • 18 Comments
Big things were supposed to happen with Jason Momoa. In the spring of 2011, the actor was prematurely given the CinemaCon Rising Actor Award. Five months later, the R-rated "Conan The Barbarian" reboot opened and flopped hard, earning a paltry $48 million worldwide on a budget of $90 million. Next, Momoa will be seen grunting with Sylvester Stallone in the cheap-looking "Bullet To The Head," and as for Conan, it looked like the character was dead. But no property is every truly dead in Hollywood.

Email Updates

Recent Comments