Clint Eastwoods movie ’Hereafter’ has been removed from Japanese cinemas. The movie which opened in Japan in late February was set to playthrough till late March. However Satoru Otani official spokesperson for Warner Entertainment Japan has announced that certain scenes in the movie were ‘not appropriate’ for Japanese movie goers at this time.
Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter was not the only movie to be pulled from Japanese cinemas during their time of crisis.
The Chinese disaster film ‘AfterShock’ is also pending release in Japan due to the nature of the movie. The Chinese movie created by Feng Xiaogang follows the destruction caused by 2 historical earthquakes in China.
This is not the first time cinemas have had to pull movies due to disastrous events. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Collateral Damage (which was a disaster of a movie on its own) was pulled from cinemas in the US after September 11, due to the fact it depicted a skyscraper being destroyed.
On a sombre note Relief International is just one of the many sites accepting donations for Japan in their time of need. Do your part and help in any way you can.
Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Bill Paxton and Gina Carano are just some of the cast set for Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming thriller Haywire.
Lem Dobbs (Dark City) has scribed the movie and is set to hit the silver screens sometime this year.
The story follows a Mallory Kane, a highly trained black ops soldier who tries to seek revenge after she was double crossed during a mission.
The plot sounds interesting (a female Jason Bourne…maybe) and with Michael Douglas and Antonio Banderas on board, its gonna be a must watch for me.
With such a star packed cast , I wonder if most of them will get much screen time at all. A good example was seen with the short roles Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger had in the Expendables.
The movie still sounds amazing and if Gina Carano (Natasha Volkova for you C&C geeks out there) is playing the lead it will definitely be worth watching.
The Black-and-white science fiction noir series RASL written and drawn by Jeff Smith (famous for Bone) has been picked up by Lionel Wigram of Warner Bros. for a silver screen adaptation. Lionel Wigram who previously introduced Warner Bros. to a similar graphic novel (Sherlock Holmes) is on the lookout for a good scribe to pen the upcoming movie, and is positive it would become a money making franchise for Warner Bros.
The comic book RASL launched in 2008 follows the adventures of a inter dimensional art thief (named RASL) who use to be an ex-military scientist. After being discovered during one of his ‘parallel universes art jobs’ by his former boss, he becomes a fugitive evading his ex-boss while trying to protect one of humanities greatest secrets.
There are 2 reasons why I have no choice but to watch this movie once Warner Bros. decides to release it. For starters Robert Downey Jr. was awesome in Sherlock Holmes (Violence+Wisecracks=FUN). The second reason is that I am a sucker for comic book adaptations. The plot sounds interesting and hopefully it will be a good watch.
The movie is still in its early stages hence the cast and the release date have yet to be announced.
Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand are set to play mother and son duo in the new comedy My Mother’s Curse. Dan Fogelman scribe of the comedy flick has based the movie on his own experience while travelling with his mother.
The new comedy will be Directed by Anne Fletcher and will follow the story of an inventor who invites his mother on a cross-country trip as he tries to sell his new product while also reuniting her with a lost love.
Seth Rogen’s latest movie’s include The Green Hornet, which had mixed reviews from both Audiences and critics alike. He also made an appearance as the wise cracking alien in Paul.
Barbra Streisand has lately appeared on the silver screen in the sequel’s to Meet The Fockers (which i personally found to be an incredible waste of time).
The premise seems to have comedy gold written all over it, but will the two have onscreen chemistry?
The movie is scheduled for release in late March 2012.
Matthew McConaughy is set to star in The Dallas Buyer’s Club, a biopic about AIDS victim Ron Woodroof.
The movie will be Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, Strike Entertainment (Children Of Men) have been rumoured to be on board in producing the movie.
The Biopic follows the story of Ron Woodroof, an electrician who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 and given six months to live.
Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz have been cast to play Harry Deane and PJ Puznowski in the remake of the 1966 comedy thriller Gambit.
Michael Hoffman will be Directing the remake with the Coen Brothers Screenwriting the film.
The film based 1966 comedic thriller starred Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine. The remake follows Harry Deane a London art curator (Firth) who enlists a Texas Rodeo Queen (Diaz) in a plot to con the richest man in England, into buying a phony Monet painting.
Cameron Diaz will be working alongside Colin Firth who recently received and Oscar for his role in The King’s Speech. Both roles seem suited for the actors and hopefully this would be a remake that would be worth watching.
CBS Films studio will be producing the remake, with a release date still to be announced.
Robert Downey Jr. is one of the first actors to be cast in the upcoming DreamWorks adaptation of the 1950′s classic cartoon ‘Mister Peabody & Sherman’ originally created by Jay Ward.
The original series was first featured on 1960s television animated series Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show. The show revolved around Mr. Peabody who is the world’s smartest person who happens to be a dog. He and his “pet” boy Sherman travel through time to learn and sometimes fix problems.
The remake will be Directed by Rob Minkoff and screen played by Craig Wright. It is scheduled for release in late March 2014.
Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone are just some of the stars that have signed up for DreamWorks new animated comedy adventure The Croods.
The animation is set in an undiscovered era in the history of our planet known as the Croodaceous.
DreamWorks is working on a new animated movie ‘Turbo’. The movie follows a snail who has an impossible dream, to become the fastest snail in the world. After an accident (gamma ray’s, radioactive cheetah bite?), the snail begins to show signs of enhanced speed. The snail decides to pursue his dream, and finds love along the way.
Dreamworks famous for their animated productions Shrek, Madagascar and Kung-Fu Panda have revealed the movie is still in its early stages of production.
David Soren will be Directing the production and will be screenplaying ‘Turbo’ along with Darren Lemke. The movie is slated for release in early June 2013.
According to 24 Frames, Sylvester Stallone has announced that he would not be Directing the upcoming Expendables sequel. Stallone is still on the lookout for a Director to helm the project. The Screenplay for the sequel was penned down by David Agosto and Ken Kaufman, Millennium Films will be Producing the sequel.
The first installment of the action/star packed movie, which was Written and Directed by Stallone earned $274.5 million in theaters worldwide.
The movie follows a group of bounty hunters, led by Stallone’s character Barney Ross. The film lined up action A-listers from past and present.
Fans of the movie can look out for more action packed scenerios, where the only way to resolve a conflict is with a punch to the face. So has JCVD signed up yet?