After teasing audiences with the possibility that the contentious Rose Garden enthusiast Mel Gibson would direct The Expendables 3, series creator Sylvester Stallone has revealed that a calmer and more untested Australian will helm the picture.
The ﬁrst trailer for R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department) has been released online and it's quite a doozy, I have to admit.
Some things are just meant to be. In 2005, Lethal Weapon and Last Boy Scout screenwriter Shane Black directed his first feature: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. The film combined two supremely powerful catalysts to explosive effect, namely Black’s ear for hilariously snarky banter amidst violent gun-play and the phoenix-like post rehab Robert Downey Jr. Whilst not a huge blockbuster hit, the film has gone on to be a widely loved cult favourite and directly led to Jon Favreau’s casting RDJ as the titular Tony Stark. Meanwhile, in comic book land, Warren Ellis was writing his “Extremis” arc for Iron Man. Extremis is recognised as the point at which a previously silly, 2nd tier Marvel hero was given a Grim’n’Gritty new millennial reboot and has been cited as a major influence on Favreau’s Iron Man movie.
Olympus Has Fallen finds 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue under attack from North Korean forces and destroyed in quite spectacular fashion. Still recovering from a tragic accident, former Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is forced to work in the Treasury, away from estranged friend and former charge, President Asher (Aaron Eckhart). The attack finds him back in the building, the only man left who can find the President's son Connor (Finley Jacobson) and get to the bunker before the head bad guy (Rick Yune) can carry out his diabolical plan.
Two of the most anticipated blockbusters of the summer go head to head here, with new images of Man of Steel's Superman and Star Trek Into Darkness' John Harrison/Khan/Whatever.
The official 300: Rise of an Empire website has updated with new images, including details on the heroic Themostikles and the villainous Artemisia, played by Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green respectively.
Reality and cinema become intermeshed in a heart pounding look at the machinations of an emergency call center in the thriller The Call. In the lead is emergency operator Jordan (Halle Berry), who fields hundreds of desperate pleas day in and day out, while wrestling with her own inner turmoil to stay composed. On a less than extraordinary day, she receives a phone call that throws her façade of controlled demeanor into peril and tests her mettle in ways she could never have conceived.
Benedict Cumerbatch's "John Harrison"/Khan has a warning.
Fans of 21 Jump Street will be pleased to hear that a second film is on the way. Sony has announced that 21 Jump Street 2 will be coming to screens in 2014 with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum expected to play the lead roles again.
The new Lone Ranger trailer is a considerable improvement on the one that has been knocking around cinemas for a while. The newest trailer makes the film look action packed, dramatic and pretty funny – explosions, chases on horses and plenty of guns all feature.