Ahead of the film’s January 9th release date, this new international poster has arrived online for ‘Taken 3.’ The likes of Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Forest Whitaker star in the film, which sees ‘Taken 2′ helmer Olivier Megaton back in the director’s chair. Neeson recently had the following to say about Bryan Mills’ latest escapade, “I have to go on the run, I’ll put it that way, from the not-so-lawful types and the lawful authorities. Bryan Mills served his country faithfully, but now even they are after him. They must not like me.”
In the ‘Taken’ series, Liam Neeson stars as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent who used his brutal skills to track down his daughter after she was kidnapped in the first film, and who was himself taken hostage in the sequel. The initial ‘Taken’ cost around $25M and grossed more than $226 million with Pierre Morel directing. The Olivier Megaton-directed ‘Taken 2′ cost around $45M and took in more than $376 million – big money! As with both of those films, Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen wrote the screenplay for ‘Taken 3.’
With ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ director J.J. Abrams hard at work on ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ Paramount Pictures had originally pegged series producer-writer Roberto Orci to make his directorial debut on the tentatively titled ‘Star Trek 3.’ However, according to a new report from Deadline, Orci is no longer directing the film. And while they don’t give a reason for his departure, the outlet add that Edgar Wright is on the shortlist of directors to replace Orci in the director’s chair – a potential appointment that would sky rocket my anticipation for ‘Star Trek 3.’
The third entry in the rebooted sci-fi franchise is pegged to hit cinemas in 2016 – which also happens to be Star Trek’s big 50th anniversary…. so no pressure at all! While nothing has been confirmed to date, it is expected that the likes of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve and Karl Urban will return for ‘Star Trek 3.’
Hammer and Entertainment One have unveiled this new clip from the horror sequel, ‘The Woman in Black: Angel of Death.’ Starring Jeremy Irvin, Helen McCrory, Adrian Rawlins, Ned Dennehy and Phoebe Fox, ‘The Woman in Black: Angel of Death’ continues the story four decades later.
Back in 2012, ‘The Woman in Black,’ starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake), became the highest grossing British horror film of the past 20 years – grossing over $33 million in the UK and over $125 million worldwide. In ‘The Woman in Black: Angels Of Death,’ seized by the government during World War II, the sudden arrival of a group of evacuated children at Eel Marsh House awakens its darkest inhabitant. Tom Harper directs the film, which hits cinemas on January 1st in the UK and January 2nd in the US.
Cinematographer Larry Fong has revealed via his official Instagram that production has wrapped on ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ From ‘Man of Steel’ helmer Zack Snyder, the hugely anticipated film stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ opens on March 25th, 2016.
Out and about on the promotional campaign for ‘A Most Violent Year,’ Oscar Isaac opened to IGN about assuming the role of Apocalypse in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ his approach to the character, director Bryan Singer’s take, and possible comic book arcs the movie could explore. “In the early conversations we talked a lot about that [Apocalypse’s distinct point of view and agenda]. Of course, you read the comic book, and [Apocalypse is] not so shaded with gray — except his face. [Laughs] That’s the only thing gray about him. Just as Bryan’s done with the other films, I think he seeks to find something a little more interesting than the archetypal aspects of the characters, which work really well in print, but for a film I think you want to see a bit more of the — for lack of a better word — humanity in [Apocalypse]; because ultimately this is a story about humans. It’s just different symbols for different things that we feel, so with this character I am incredibly interested in the challenge of finding someone that’s psychologically interesting and compelling, and actually the spiritual aspects of the character.”
According to a new report, ‘Earth to Echo’ helmer David Green is in talks to direct 2016′s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.’ The original film, which starred Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub, has grossed almost $500 million at the worldwide box office. Michael Bay will again produce the sequel, which is set for a June 3rd, 2016 release date.
Jonathan Liebesman, who’s currently directing the 10-part event series ‘Shannara,’ directed this summer’s “Turtles” film. The first film left the door open for Megan Fox and Will Arnett to return alongside our reptilian heroes in a half shell — Leonardo (Pete Ploszek), Raphael (Alan Ritchson), Michelangelo (Noel Fisher) and Donatello (Jeremy Howard). David Green is also slated to direct the Dwayne Johnson movie ‘Lore.’