Earlier this year, Steven Spielberg raised many an eyebrow when he revealed that he intends to turn Stanley Kubrick's famous unproduced Napoleon screenplay into an epic HBO miniseries.
Those eyebrows are likely to pop entirely off many a face, as it seems that Spielberg and HBO are talking to Baz Luhrmann about directing the massive mini based on the life of Napoleon Bonaparte.
As Maverick and Goose once said, “I feel the need … the Need for Speed!”
Scheduled to open in theaters on March 14, 2014 is the new racing film Need for Speed from Act of Valor director Scott Waugh. The movie is based on the popular video game of the same name by Electronic artists and was written by John Gatins (Real Steel) and George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau). Produced by Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Pictures, the film’s cast includes Aaron Paul (TV’s Breaking Bad), Imogen Poots (Fright Night), Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger), Ramon Rodriguez (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Kid Cudi (TV’s How to Make It in America), Rami Malek (Oldboy), Harrison Gilbertson (Beneath Hill 60), Dakota Johnson (21 Jump Street), and Michael Keaton (Batman).
The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Poots) looks like it will save Tobey's shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out west. Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge. He knows his only chance to take down his rival is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon — the Super Bowl of underground racing. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car.
I recently had an opportunity to visit director Scott Waugh’s Bandito Brothers offices in Los Angeles (along with several other members of the press) to screen 20 minutes of Need for Speed and speak with Waugh and actor Aaron Paul. While we will be posting our full coverage of the edit bay visit closer to the movie’s release, the project’s first action packed trailer was just released online and we wanted to let you know now what Waugh and Paul had to say about the movie’s practical stunts.
Last month, we had a headline that read "Josh Brolin Is Also Probably Heading to Jurassic World."
With hindsight, we can see that the headline should have been "Josh Brolin Definitely Won't Be Heading to Jurassic World." And now we need a whole other headline to declare "Chris Pratt In Early Talks to Join Jurassic World."
Jurassic World may have found a movie star with a rugged, stoic presence to join its human ensemble.
That man's man who might just stare down clever dinosaurs: none other than Josh Brolin.
A Jurassic Park movie needs plenty of humans to run from and/be eaten by rampaging dinosaurs and Colin Trevorrow is busy casting those humans in Jurassic World, the fourth installment in this long-dormant franchise.
The latest addition to the cast is another youngster, Nick Robinson, who starred in the excellent The Kings of Summer.
Whether they're hacking supercomputers, killing raptors with gymnastics, or doing whatever the kid in the third movie did, the Jurassic Park adventures always include at least one child in a major role.
The fourth installment, Jurassic World, has found its kid in the form of young Ty Simpkins, while a New Girl actor may be joining the sequel, too.
Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, may have found its first human castmember ready to contend with hordes of flesh-eating dinosaurs.
It's far from set, but apparently Bryce Dallas Howard is in early talks to play one of the leads in this return to Isla Nublar.
Leland Orser is one of those great actors that you might not recognize by name but would definitely know if you saw his face!
He’s been acting on film and television for over twenty years and raises the quality of any project he is a part of. He’s appeared on not one but three different Star Trek series including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Enterprise, as well as having guest roles on a string of beloved series like The X-Files, ER, 24, and Scandal. However, Orser is probably best known for his excellent film work in such popular movies as Seven, Independence Day, Alien Resurrection, Saving Private Ryan, The Bone Collector, Pearl Harbor, Daredevil, Runaway Jury, The Good German, Taken, and most recently Taken 2. Now, after years of being in front of the camera, Orser is putting his focus behind the camera from a new film that he directed, wrote, produced, and also stars in called Morning, which opens in select theaters on September 27th.
Morning is based on Orser’s short film of the same name and takes a look at the life of an American couple immediately following the accidental death of their child. The movie follows the divergent paths of Mark (Orser) and Alice Munroe (played by Orser’s real life wife Jeanne Tripplehorn) as they deal with their heart-breaking grief before finally coming to grips with their shared loss. In addition to Orser and Tripplehorn, the film also stars Laura Linney (Hyde Park on Hudson), Elliott Gould (Ocean’s Eleven), Jason Ritter (The East), Kyle Chandler (Zero Dark Thirty), and Julie White (Transformers series).
I recently had the absolute pleasure of speaking to actor turned writer/director Leland Orser about his work on Morning. The accomplished actor and first time filmmaker discussed his new movie, if he’s always had desires to direct, developing the screenplay, the process of getting the movie made, his terrific cast, working with his wife Jeanne Tripplehorn, directing himself, what he’s learned over the years from the amazing group of filmmakers he’s been fortunate enough to work with as an actor, and how his acting experience helped prepare him to direct.
A Jurassic Park movie needs human actors to look at the big dinosaurs in awe and eventually run from those same dinosaurs in terror.
With Jurassic Park 4 en route to theaters in 2015, fourteen years after the last installment, it's about time for casting rumors to start bubbling up online. The first of what will doubtless be many such rumors is here, and it asserts that John Krasinski might be hopping from Scranton, PA to Isla Nublar, where he would conduct elaborate pranks on Dwight-like dinosaurs.
One of the many mega-movie sequels on the horizon in 2015 is Jurassic Park 4, the first entry in the franchise since 2001.
Colin Trevorrow is the director set to fill shoes previously worn by Steven Spielberg on the first two installments and Joe Johnston on the last. Trevorrow, currently busy in pre-production, found the time to dance around some rumored story details and make his enthusiasm for Jurassic Park emphatically clear.