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Watch: Trailer For 'The Bronx Bull,' The Unofficial & Unsurprisingly Awful-Looking 'Raging Bull' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2014 9:50 AM
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Dear Joe Mantegna, Paul Sorvino, Natasha Henstridge and Penelope Ann Miller—you should know better. Martin Scorsese's "Raging Bull" is without question a masterpiece and one of his finest accomplishments, so why participate in a movie that doesn't have his blessing and had MGM successfully sue the filmmakers, forcing them to change the name from "Raging Bull II" (you gotta at least admire the hubris) to "The Bronx Bull"? Anyway, the first trailer is here, and yes, it looks exactly as terrible as you thought.

'Raging Bull II' Retitled 'The Bronx Bull,' Is Now Officially An Unofficial Sequel To Martin Scorsese's Film

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 2, 2012 2:34 PM
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There’s been some talk of the William Forsythe-starring “Raging Bull II” as of late, only we’d be lying if we said it was due to any sort of anticipation for the film’s release. In fact the conversation has mostly circled around the lawsuit between MGM and famed boxer Jake LaMotta -- the subject of the 1980 Martin Scorsese-directed classic “Raging Bull” starring Robert De Niro – due to the fact that LaMotta and producers of the unofficial sequel were looking to crib off of some of the cultural cachet of Scorsese’s original film by making it appear to be a direct sequel.

MGM Suing To Halt Production On 'Raging Bull II' Because, Obviously

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2012 12:43 PM
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Well, this was bound to happen sooner or later. With production underway on "Raging Bull II," MGM has pulled out the big guns, suing to not only halt the production of the movie, but also be awarded punitive damages “in an amount sufficient to punish the RB II defendants and to deter those who would commit or knowingly seek to profit from similar actions, now or in the future.” Ouch. But let's rewind on this a bit first.

Zoe Aggeliki Inches Closer To 'Catching Fire'; Jackie Chan To Kick People In English; Cloris Leachman Joins 'Raging Bull II' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2012 3:11 PM
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Todlja? We guess? Even though we first reported Zoe Aggeliki was in the mix for the role of Johanna Mason in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" a week ago, with EW tossing Jena Malone as a contender in there a few days later, Deadline has buried their head in the sand a bit and dropped an exclusive that Aggeliki is now in talks. Okay, but we kind of knew that a while ago -- as of last week, she was apparently close to signing, and from what we hear she's 'Catching Fire' director Francis Lawrence's number one choice. But whatever, this moves the needle slightly more in her direction we guess. Either way, her Google ranking has likely gone way up in the past week.

First Images From 'Raging Bull II' Confirm Sequel's Existence; William Forsythe Says It Will Have "More Heart"

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 21, 2012 9:03 AM
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In a world where Robert De Niro increasingly shares more screen time with 50 Cent than any other actor throughout his career, the idea that a “Raging Bull” sequel is lensing now in Los Angeles is sadly not too shocking. However, cause for alarm clearly shows when neither de Niro nor Martin Scorsese offers their involvement, and based on the first look at writer/director Martin Guigui's continuation of boxer Jake LaMotta's story, any fears may prove to be more than justified.

'Raging Bull 2,' Starring William Forsythe, Announced; Will Anyone Care?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 5, 2012 11:00 AM
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So far, for all the sequel mania that's swept Hollywood, the films of Martin Scorsese remain untouched. Sure, you could perhaps argue that "Casino" is a follow-up to "Goodfellas," in spirit rather than in content, but we've so far been spared "Cape Fear 2: Max Takes Manhattan," "Kundun 2: The Quickening" or "New York New York: Tokyo Drift," either from the director himself or from lesser helmers, even as we get follow-ups to everything from "Tron" to "Road House."

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