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A remake of the invasion movie Red Dawn — with its villains now digitally modified from Chinese to North Korean — will finally hit American shores next year.
The new version of the Reagan-era classic will be released in the U.S. by independent studio FilmDistrict, according to people familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly. FilmDistrict is finalizing a deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the studio that produced the movie in 2009.
In the original Red Dawn, a group of teenagers in a Washington town battle invading Soviet forces; in the remake, the invaders were changed to Chinese. But that decision turned the film into a hot potato.
After MGM emerged from bankruptcy in late 2009 and decided it wouldn’t release the movie, no other studio wanted to touch “Red Dawn” for fear of offending the government of China, a hugely important market in the increasingly global film business.
As a result, the movie’s producers last winter used digital technology and creative editing to change most of the invaders to North Koreans. (Staunchly communist North Korea is economically isolated and not a market for any American products.) Still, it took most of the year to find a distributor willing to take the movie on.
FilmDistrict Chief Executive Peter Schlessel declined to discuss “Red Dawn.” Given that final details are still being worked out, however, it likely won’t hit theaters until 2012.
The new Red Dawn cost about $60 million to produce. It stars Chris Hemsworth, who played the title character in Thor, and was directed by Dan Bradley, second unit director on the last two “Bourne” movies and the upcoming “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.”
FilmDistrict, which is backed by finance and production company GK Films, launched in April with the horror hit “Insidious.” Its most recent release is the Ryan Gosling L.A. noir film, “Drive.” (Source)
In a country where the most successful movie about car racing is satire Talladega Nights, diving into the Formula 1 racing series, virtually non-existent in the eyes of America, with a serious movie about two of its leading men may not be the most well-advised idea. Nonetheless, legendary director Ron Howard is taking that risk along with financiers Cross Creek and Exclusive Media Group, producing alongside an army of others including Howard and Brian Grazer.
Rush will take a look at James Hunt and Niki Lauda, Formula 1’s most well known rivals in the 1970s, as they climb the ranks and eventually find themselves regularly battling for wins on the track. Set to star is Thor himself Chris Hemsworth who we’re going to be seeing quite a bit more of so get used to him, and Daniel Bruhl, a rising star in his own right, spending a lot of his career in German films, but finding an important role in Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. The pair will play Hunt and Lauda respectively, driving for McLaren and Ferrari.
Howard has just gotten to work filming in the UK and Germany, where the sport is a bit more relevant, focusing on two famous tracks in Silverstone and Nuremberg.
The team of producers at Cross Creek and Exclusive are hard at work trying to land distribution for Rush at the Toronto International Film Festival happening currently in Canada. Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairman at Exclusive, had this to say about teaming up with Ron Howard:
This is one of the greatest stories set in one of the world’s greatest sports; add Ron Howard’s singular ability to grip you with emotion, drama and thrill, and we are off to a Grand Prix race.
The list of talent working in front of and behind the camera, including writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon) and veteran German actress Alexandra Maria Lara, will undoubtedly produce a great film that will likely spark more interest in the Formula 1 sport than America has seen in a long while. No estimated release date has been announced, but a movie about racing and Chris Hemsworth sounds like summer, so expect this one a little over a year from now. (Source)
This weekend was the photos from The Avengers set, today it’s the videos. For anyone unfamiliar with the movie, it stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Chris and the cast of the upcoming film, The Avengers were photographed in New York City filming a scene for the highly anticipated movie. Spotted on set with Chris was director Joss Whedon as well as Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
We’ve got some Avengers news today, and I’m elated to tell you that it is not set images or videos. A new piece of promo art has been unveiled for Marvel’s upcoming collection of comics entitled The Road to The Avengers, in which we’ll get in-continuity stories for Iron Man, Captain America, and the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The promo art isn’t really anything special, but it’s still The Avengers.
Marvel’s The Avengers picks up when an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security. And Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.
With director Joss Whedon at it’s helm, and an ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, with Tom Hiddleston, and Stellan Skarsgard, the film releases worldwide May 4, 2012!
When MTV caught up with Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth after the Avengers D23 panel, the two were coy about any scenes other than the ones that have been revealed. Downey joked that his favorite scene in the movie was the one “in which we don’t reveal anything about the plot,” but Hemsworth admitted that his favorite was already revealed.
“One of our first days was the whole assembly,” he said, referring to the scene that was revealed at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger. “That was pretty crazy. Not only meeting Robert Downey and Scarlett and whatever, but it was meeting Iron Man and Black Widow and the Hulk. It’s exciting.”
Chris alongside the cast of the upcoming film, The Avengers attended the D23 Expo last night! The Disney Expo is a “family-friendly” version of Comic-Con for Disney to showcase their upcoming films. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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Last night, some new set photos from The Avengers arrived which feature Chris Evans as Captain America fighting an actor in a motion-capture suit, and another with Captain America holding a bizarre otherworldly weapon. It seems we may have some answers to those mysterious photos as an on-set insider confirmed that The Skrulls will be villains in The Avengers, alongside Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.
The involvement of The Skrulls has been rumored for some time now, with one report dating back to December 2010, and another report from March which alleged The Skrulls would team up with Loki. Those reports were never confirmed by Marvel.
The Skrulls, which first appeared in the Marvel comic books in 1961, are a shape-shifting race of aliens who can turn into any living creature or inanimate object. It isn’t known how they become involved with Loki in The Avengers story line as of yet, but their presence in the movie would explain the motion-capture actors and the bizarre firearms.
The Avengers comes to theaters May 4th, 2012 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston. The film is directed by Joss Whedon. (Source)
The explosions continue for director Joss Whedon and Marvel’s The Avengers production team out on the East Ninth Street set in Cleveland, which is doubling for 42nd Street in NYC. A video has popped up online recording the action. Check out the video below:
According to a new report, production on Snow White and the Huntsman has come to a standstill as the riots keep getting worse and worse in London! The riots have gotten so out of hand in London, England, many shops in the city are now closing at the 5 p.m. daily, while other businesses have stopped operating all together — including Kristen Stewart‘s latest film, Snow White and the Huntsman.
“A friend of mine is stuck in London w/ #KristenStewart’s team. They JUST stopped #SnowWhite prep work until riots die down. #prayforlondon,” Entertainment Insider and Social Media Expert Gregory Littley tweeted Aug. 9.
Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled to hit theaters in less than a year on June 1, 2012, so we hope they can resume pre-production soon and get back on track. Most importantly, we hope everyone involved stays out of harm’s way! (Source)
Thanks to my friend Holly we have screen captures of Chris presenting with Zoe Saldana at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards last night! Chris and Zoe present the “Choice Movie” to the Harry Potter franchise. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Chris was a presenter at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards tonight! Chris alongside Zoe Saldana presented the “Choice Movie” award to the Harry Potter film. The first batch of images have been added into the gallery – hopefully several more will be released shortly! In the meantime, head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
After tackling the fantasy genre with episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Brian Kirk is in early talks to direct Thor 2 for Marvel Studios and Disney. This would mark Kirk’s directorial debut on a major Hollywood production, which has already been skedded for a July 26, 2013 release.
The project will bring back Chris Hemsworth’s hammer-wielding superhero to the bigscreen for his next adventure after The Avengers.
Kirk rose to the top of the list of directors vying for the job after he showed his abilities to juggle large ensembles of thesps and complex storylines in his TV projects, while also grounding the fantasy genre via his work on “Thrones.” The “Thor” sequel is expected to feature a large cast of Aasgardians and creatures in the Norse mythology-set world.
A Marvel Studios spokesperson declined to comment. (Source)
The cast of the upcoming film, Snow White And The Huntsman are all headed to London, England for pre-production work on the film. Yesterday, producer Palak Patel confirmed the start date for principle photography on the picture: August 15th.
Patel also confirmed the castmembers chosen for each of the eight dwarves from the film (during Comic-Con, it was revealed that there would be eight dwarves and that one of them would perish).
The 8 dwarfs are: Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Bob Hoskins, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones, Johnny Harris, and Brian Gleeson.
Snow White And The Huntsman’s release date is set for June 1, 2012. Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, and Chris Hemsworth are the other leads for the picture. SWATH production is expected to take around three months. (Source)
Black Hat (2015) Chris as … Nicholas Hathaway
Released … January 16, 2015
Directed by … Michael Mann
Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary's "blackhat" follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.
Thor: The Dark World (2013) Chris as … Thor
Released … November 8, 2013
Directed by … Alan Taylor
Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
"Chris Hemsworth is like Christopher Reeve in that he can do two things: he can wear a big red cape without a shred of self-consciousness. But he's also funny as hell, and he's so sweet. So with all the fish-out-of-water stuff, he's so funny. So he does almost two jobs in a way." - Tom Hiddleston ("Thor") about Chris
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