In a video that I'm shocked slipped from my radar, frontman of System Of A Down and solo artist Serj Tankian did a pretty awesome Game Of Thrones cover at a performance! Tankian, who has an awesome voice even when he's not screaming, pipes out "Rains Of Castemere," for an eager audience live at The Forum. Check it out below and let us know what you think!
Michael B. Jordan is in the running for a role in Fox’s remake of the South Korean action-thriller A Bittersweet Life. If Jordan’s deal closes, he will play a mobster in the movie. Kung Fu Panda director Jennifer Yuh Nelson will helm the project.
Jordan will be seen next in Marvel’s superhero movie Black Panther, in which he re-teamed with Creed director Ryan Coogler.
In the 2005 film, Lee Byung-hun played a loyal hit man for a crime boss, who assigned him to kill his young mistress if she turned out to be having an affair with another man.
Nelson is making her live-action directorial debut with Darkest Minds for Fox.
I've got an incredibly fun Halloween short film for you to watch today called The Witching Hour. It follows a fearful young boy named George who meets a spooky young witch named Susie. Together they embark on an adventurous night of Halloween mischief that leads them to a haunted house called Beauregard Manor. The short was directed by Riley Geis and I really enjoyed its playfully dark tone. I hope you all enjoy it!
Yesterday the big news hit that Lucasfilm was officially developing an Obi-Wan Kenobi film. This is something that a lot of fans were hoping were would see. It was also revealed that they were in talks with Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry to direct it.
There was also a little piece of big news tucked away in an article by Variety that I hadn't heard before. They say that on top of the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie and the Boba Fett movie that have been in development, they are also working on a Jabba The Hutt film!
I've never heard Jabba The Hutt being mentioned as a possible film before. The only time we've talked about the possibility of a Jabba The Hutt movie is when director Guillermo del Toro shared an idea that he had for it. When talking about it, he said:
“This is not real, this is me as a fat geek just geeking out and talking about it. I would do the sort of Godfather saga that Jabba the Hutt had to go through to gain control. One, because it’s the character that looks the most like me, and I like him. I love the idea of a Hutt type of mafia, a very complex coup. I just love the character.”
All I know is that I would love to watch a Jabba The Hutt Godfather-style gangster Star Wars movie! That would be amazing! You know what would be even more amazing!? If Del Toro actually came on board to direct it!
There's no information on how far in development they are with the project, but a movie based on the underworld of the Star Wars universe, with Jabba The Hutt as the central figure could be pretty damn cool. What do you all think?
John Boyega has confirmed three cameos for Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a recent interview with BBC Radio 4. During the interview, he says that he's sick of hiding secrets and offers up the names of three people who will appear in the film.
One is an actor that was previously rumored, and we've already seen photos of the other two on the set of the film. I'm just going to throw out spoiler warning just to be safe. Chances are you probably won't even see these actors in the film because they'll most likely be wearing Stormtrooper gear or be hanging out in the background.
Here's what Boyega revealed when he was asked about certain cameos:
"I've had enough with those secrets. They came on set. They were there. I'm sick of hiding it. I think it was leaked, anyway. There were images. Every time I get asked, I have to dodge it. I'm tired of dodging it. They were there. So was Tom Hardy."
The one I was actually really curious about was Tom Hardy, so it's awesome to see that is confirmed! According to the previous rumor, Hardy will play a trooper who recognizes John Boyega's Finn as FN-2187 from before Finn defected from the First Order. Here's a breakdown of how the scene will play out:
Finn will get quite the surprise as Hardy slaps him on the behind, completely unaware that he’s been spotted.
Thinking’s he been captured, Finn actually finds Hardy’s stormtrooper just remembers him from the First Order’s training days, and wants to catch up with his old friend.
Hardy then congratulates Finn on his apparent promotion as a Resistance Infiltrator, when actually he’s on their side.
Lucasfilm and the directors of these films are having fun throwing in big celebrity cameos. A couple of the big ones from The Force Awakens include Daniel Craig as the Stormtrooper that Rey hypnotized on Starkiller base, and Kevin Smith, who voiced a Stormtrooper.
As for the two princes, there's no word on how they might be utilized in the movie. What do you think about the confirmation of these three characters?
Via: Screen Daily
If you're excited about the upcoming CG animated film Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, I've got four new clips from the film for you to check out! This film is actually a direct sequel to the original Starship Troopers movie and Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer are reprising their roles of Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores.
Each of the clips features some exciting action-packed footage. This actually looks like it's going to be a pretty solid sequel worth checking out! The film was written by Ed Neumeier, who is the same guy that wrote the original Paul Verhoeven-directed film. Here's the story that the film will follow:
The movie sees Rico demoted and relocated to a satellite station on Mars, while the Federation moves to attack the home planet of the bugs — but Mars just so happens to be the target of a secret bug attack at the same time, and it falls to Rico and a group of new recruits to keep the planet safe while the Federation's fleet is far out of reach.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Fathom Events are partnering for the one-night-only theatrical debut. Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars theater screenings will take place in nearly 500 select theaters across the country on Monday, August 21st. There will be two screenings at 7:30pm and 10pm. It will eventually be released on Blu-ray.
I've given a brief description of each clip and also included a couple of featurette for the film as well.
Johnny takes on a whole group of bugs by himself.
Johnny and his team see a giant flock of the bugs heading there way.
The troops must decide to die on the crashing plane or choose to jump and take your chances.
Johnny tells his troops that they must kill all the bugs, so they send in the nukes.
Channing Tatum is set to star in and produce a new film project set up at Universal Pictures called Bloodlines. The film is based on a book by Melissa Del Bosque called Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty.
The story follows "two FBI agents — one of them a rookie — as they work to take down members of a drug cartel wrapped up with quarter horse racing in Texas."
Tatum will most likely play one of the these FBI agent characters. I'm a big fan of the actor and this seems like it will be a great new project for him to be a part of.
There's no director attached to the movie yet, but the script will be written by Jonathan Herman, who received an Academy Award nomination for Straight Outta Compton.
Here's the full detailed description of the story from the book:
Drugs, money, cartels: this is what FBI rookie Scott Lawson expected when he was sent to the border town of Laredo, but instead he’s deskbound writing intelligence reports about the drug war. Then, one day, Lawson is asked to check out an anonymous tip: a horse was sold at an Oklahoma auction house for a record-topping price, and the buyer was Miguel Treviño, one of the leaders of the Zetas, Mexico's most brutal drug cartel. The source suggested that Treviño was laundering money through American quarter horse racing. If this was true, it offered a rookie like Lawson the perfect opportunity to infiltrate the cartel. Lawson teams up with a more experienced agent, Alma Perez, and, taking on impossible odds, sets out to take down one of the world’s most fearsome drug lords.
In Bloodlines, Emmy and National Magazine Award-winning journalist Melissa del Bosque follows Lawson and Perez's harrowing attempt to dismantle a cartel leader’s American racing dynasty built on extortion and blood money.
With extensive access to investigative evidence and in-depth interviews with key players, del Bosque turns more than three years of research and her decades of reporting on Mexico and the border into a gripping narrative about greed and corruption. Bloodlines offers us an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the Zetas and US federal agencies, and opens a new vista onto the changing nature of the drug war and its global expansion.
The CW is developing a series adaptation of Lesley Livingston’s novel The Valiant, which is a story that revolves around a female gladiator.
The series will follow "a Celtic princess on the run from an arranged marriage and a sheltered life who is captured and forced into slavery under Julius Caesar. She ends up training among the first wave of female Gladiators to compete in the Colosseum for fame, fortune and, ultimately, her freedom."
It sounds like a cool project that could turn out to be an awesome series. But, it seems like the kind of show that would be better off being developed by a cable network or streaming service. Places like HBO, Starz, and Netflix tend to give their shows a decent budget and give the creative team more freedom to realize their vision. But, who knows, maybe The CW will surprise us and give us an epic series.
The series will be written and produced by Laurie Arent, who has worked on NCIS: New Orleans, NBC’s Life and Lifetime’s The Client List. I've never seen any of those shows, so I can't really comment on if she's a right fit for the job, but it definitely sounds like a great gig!
I'm actually really curious to see how this series turns out. I'm intrigued by the concept and I'll definitley be tuning in to watch.
Here's the full description from the book:
Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king and the younger sister of the legendary fighter Sorcha. When Fallon was just a child, Sorcha was killed by the armies of Julius Caesar.
On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her place in her father's war band. She never gets the chance.
Fallon is captured and sold to an elite training school for female gladiators—owned by none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, the man who destroyed Fallon’s family might be her only hope of survival.
Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, deadly fights in and out of the arena, and perhaps the most dangerous threat of all: her irresistible feelings for Cai, a young Roman soldier and her sworn enemy.
A richly imagined fantasy for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Cinda Williams Chima, The Valiant recounts Fallon’s gripping journey from fierce Celtic princess to legendary gladiator and darling of the Roman empire.
As we wait for more details regarding Star Wars and the Obi-Wan movie, there couldn't be a better time to watch this Ewan McGregor interview about his character. This is a must watch for anyone who has never heard McGregor talk about his character, and the passion he had for taking on a role once portrayed by Alec Guinness. Check out this awesome video below and let us know how psyched you'll be if McGregor signs on to be Obi-Wan!