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Stranger Things Star David Harbour Wants To Do A Con Air Reboot

Stranger Things star David Harbour recently took to social media to show off his new look, and also threw his hat into the ring to star in a reboot of action classic Con Air. Comparing his latest hairdo to the glorious mullet sported by Nicolas Cage in the 1997 blockbuster, Harbour also offered to pick up a white tank top and head to the desert.

Obviously, the 44 year-old’s comments are more than a little tongue-in-cheek, but in the age we live in where any movie with even the slightest hint of name recognition is being remade and rebooted, an update of Con Air has more than likely been floated in a boardroom somewhere in Hollywood on more than one occasion.

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One day, Sensei, One Day when the stubble returns and I Finally learn to wink, I will buy the ribbed white tank, and stand amidst
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Character Actor and Horror Legend Sid Haig Dies at 80

Tony Sokol Sep 23, 2019

House of 1000 Corpses star Sid Haig was a Roger Corman regular, First Lawgiver on Star Trek, and played 8 villains on Mission: Impossible.

Sid Haig, a character actor who appeared in all genres but is best known as a horror icon, died at the age of 80. "On Saturday, September 21, 2019, my light, my heart, my true love, my King, the other half of my soul, Sidney, passed from this realm on to the next," Haig’s wife, Susan L. Oberg, announced on Instagram."

"He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be. He adored his family, his friends and his fans. This came as a shock to all of us. He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be. He adored his family, his friends and his fans.”

Born Sidney Eddy Mosesian in Fresno,
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Sylvester Stallone Rumored To Be Starring In Guardians 3000 TV Series

Hey, remember when Sylvester Stallone joined the McU in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? The Rambo and Rocky legend only played a small role in the film as Ravager captain Stakar, but the post-credits scene which united him with his fellow space pirate leaders (more on them in a moment) teased a bigger part for him in the future of the franchise. Maybe even his own Disney Plus TV series, according to a new rumor.

The Lords of the Long Box YouTube channel has been sharing a lot of interesting intel of late, including that Dwayne Johnson could be in the running to play Namor and Deadpool may show up in Avengers 5. Their most recent story though, which we advise taking with the usual grain of salt, goes that Marvel is developing a Guardians 3000 show for Disney’s new streaming service.

The series will apparently feature Stallone as Stakar,
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From ‘Star Trek’ to ‘SpongeBob,’ Here’s All the Content in Play For CBS-Viacom Merger

  • Variety
Hollywood’s landscape has changed dramatically since Viacom and CBS were last married in 2005. Now that the two media giants seek a Wall Street reunion, there are endless possibilities for the future of its shared content pie.

Huge action franchises like “Mission: Impossible” and “Transformers” from Paramount Pictures could explore new origin stories or exploit quirky side-characters for streaming series on the CBS over-the-top platform All Access. All Access is also currently building out the “Star Trek” TV universe, with three shows under the franchise’s umbrella set to be on the streaming service in 2020. Signs of synergy are already cropping up as well. CBS, which owns the TV licensing rights to “Star Trek,” gave its blessing for a cartoon take on the sci-fi classic at Nickelodeon this year.

Not only would a flurry of development that leverages the well-known intellectual property of Viacom and CBS pacify shareholders in both companies,
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A Beginner’s Guide to Quentin Tarantino

In our latest beginner’s guide, Tom Jolliffe looks back at the films of Quentin Tarantino

With the recent Cannes premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s latest magnus opus, I thought it high time that the latest directors beginners guide focused on the cinematic legend. An auteur of invigorating flair upon breaking in, with an unconventional approach to the system, Tarantino appears to have had carte blanche since his debut. Such was the strength of his Reservoir Dogs screenplay, he managed to convince heavy hitters like Harvey Keitel to come on board, and despite the low budget, find a large audience. It was a long way from the days of working in a video store, or picking up dog shit off the beach whilst working as a production assistant on a Dolph Lundgren workout video called Maximum Potential. It didn’t take long for Tarantino to realise his maximum potential.

Reservoir Dogs,
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Watch Pulp Fiction Actor Peter Greene Break Up a Street Fight Between 2 Angry Women

Watch Pulp Fiction Actor Peter Greene Break Up a Street Fight Between 2 Angry Women
Veteran actor Peter Greene might best be known for playing villainous roles in various movies and TV shows, but the man is apparently a hero in real life. In a video recorded by underground rapper R.A. the Rugged Man, two women in New York City began brawling on the sidewalk in full view of NYPD traffic officers. It isn't exactly clear what started the fight in the clip, but according to R.A., the woman in the red shirt had assaulted another woman earlier and was spitting on others. Noticing that nobody else was going to step in and help stop the fight, none other than Peter Greene himself appeared to personally separate the two women.

Sternly telling the women to stop fighting, Greene places himself between them to finally separate the two. He finally manages to put an end to the brawl, though one spits at the other for good measure.
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Enter to Win a ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Blu-ray Signed by Tom Cruise

While some incredible movies premiered last year, I’d argue that one of the top films was writer-director Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Not only does the film feature some of the most incredible action set pieces I’ve ever seen, the movie shows off unbelievable work from every department, an incredible score by Lorne Balfe, and a script that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the final frame. Mission: Impossible – Fallout also boasts an epic cast fronted by Tom Cruise and including Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Vanessa Kirby, …
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Hollywood Flashback: Julia Roberts Debuted on 'Crime Story' in 1987

Homecoming, made her first appearance on television in 1987 as a juvenile survivor of sexual assault on NBC's Michael Mann-produced Crime Story. She was 19. "Julia was unusually magnetic," says writer David Burke. "She really popped when she was onscreen. You knew she was in it for the long haul, that was clear." The series (where Kevin Spacey at 28 and Ving Rhames at 26 got early TV acting jobs) had become something ...

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One of the Best Action Films of The 90s, Con Air, Gets an Honest Trailer

Nicolas Cage’s 1997 film Con Air is easily one of my favorite action films from the 90s. I love that flick, I still enjoy watching it! It was just such a great and entertaining film. We just don’t see movies like this anymore.

In the story, Cage plays a prisoner on board of a transfer plane that happens to be transporting some of the most deadly criminals in the world. Cage’s character, Cameron Poe, is being released and he just wants to get home for his daughters birthday. Unfortunately, the prisoners hijack the plane and he has to stop them from escaping.

The movie has such a wonderfully ridiculous premise, but it’s staked with an awesome cast that includes John Malkovich, John Cusack, Mykelti Williamson, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Dave Chappelle, M.C. Gainey, and Colm Meaney.

The Screen Junkies have released a new episode of
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‘Pulp Fiction’ 25: What It Was Like at Cannes When the World First Saw Tarantino’s Masterpiece

‘Pulp Fiction’ 25: What It Was Like at Cannes When the World First Saw Tarantino’s Masterpiece
After taking Sundance by storm with his uber-violent debut feature “Reservoir Dogs” in 1992, two years later the 31-year-old Quentin Tarantino hit the Cannes Film Festival in May with his tour-de-force neo-noir “Pulp Fiction,” which was entered in Competition.

I was knocked out like everyone else by this bravado exercise in cinema style, from the casting of John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson as wordsmith hitmen to Ving Rhames and Uma Thurman as a gangster and his moll to Bruce Willis as Butch the boxer. It’s hard to remember that these roles boosted all their careers, and it’s hard to quantify the impact this violent hardboiled comedy had on hosts of imitators to come.

But the career that truly exploded was high-school dropout Tarantino, whose film school was clerking at an L.A. video store. At Cannes, for my upcoming Entertainment Weekly feature, I whipped out my Sony tape
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‘Pulp Fiction’ 25: What It Was Like at Cannes When the World First Saw Tarantino’s Masterpiece

‘Pulp Fiction’ 25: What It Was Like at Cannes When the World First Saw Tarantino’s Masterpiece
After taking Sundance by storm with his uber-violent debut feature “Reservoir Dogs” in 1992, two years later the 31-year-old Quentin Tarantino hit the Cannes Film Festival in May with his tour-de-force neo-noir “Pulp Fiction,” which was entered in Competition.

I was knocked out like everyone else by this bravado exercise in cinema style, from the casting of John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson as wordsmith hitmen to Ving Rhames and Uma Thurman as a gangster and his moll to Bruce Willis as Butch the boxer. It’s hard to remember that these roles boosted all their careers, and it’s hard to quantify the impact this violent hardboiled comedy had on hosts of imitators to come.

But the career that truly exploded was high-school dropout Tarantino, whose film school was clerking at an L.A. video store. At Cannes, for my upcoming Entertainment Weekly feature, I whipped out my Sony tape
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Cannes: Martial Arts Franchise 'Undisputed' Being Rebooted for TV (Exclusive)

Cannes: Martial Arts Franchise 'Undisputed' Being Rebooted for TV (Exclusive)
Martial arts movie franchise Undisputed — the four-strong hit film series that began in 2002 and has starred the likes of Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames and helped break out Scott Adkins as major action name ­­— is being rebooted for the small screen, with original producer Millennium on board alongside London-based sales banner Empire Films, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal.

Sales are kicking off in Cannes, with the original director Isaac Florentine once again at the helm and a cast due to be announced soon.

Set in New York in the opulent world of international underground fight tournaments,...
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John Singleton Will Have Memorial at Alma Mater USC

  • TMZ
John Singleton Will Have Memorial at Alma Mater USC
John Singleton will get one last official sendoff from his fans, friends and family ... and it's going down where he graduated film school. TMZ's learned the late famed director will have a big memorial celebration at USC on May 21 from 11-2 Pm. We're told details are still being worked out regarding which celebs may speak or perform ... but several have already RSVP'd they'll be there.  As we reported ... a private funeral and Celebration of
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John Singleton's Celebration of Life Draws Family, Famous Friends

  • TMZ
John Singleton's Celebration of Life Draws Family, Famous Friends
John Singleton's closest friends and loved ones arrived at his private funeral to pay their final respects. The late director's Celebration of Life went down Monday at Angelus Funeral Home in L.A. where many of John's friends and family members honored him one last time. Ludacris, Ice Cube, Tyrese, Jim Brown, Tina Knowles and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were just some of the guests who attended. John will be buried at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills following the service.
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First Official Photos Released For Charlie's Angels with Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska

Thanks to EW, we have our first official look at director Elizabeth Banks’ upcoming reboot of Charlie’s Angels. This include photos featuring the main cast of Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska. As you’ll see they are sporting different outfits and the movie looks like it will have vibrant tone.

Stewart is taking on the role of Sabina Wilson, “the hard-partying, highly skilled wild card”; Balinska is playing Jane Kano, ”the ex-MI6 muscle of the group”; and Scott will play Elena Houghlin, “the MIT-trained scientist who, Banks says, serves as the ‘heart of the movie.’”

When talking about these character in the film and what she was looking to accomplish, Banks explained that she wanted to showcase the teamwork of the characters:

“It was important to me to make a movie about women working together and supporting each other, and not make a movie about
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Dave Bautista Starring in Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’ at Netflix

  • Variety
Dave Bautista Starring in Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’ at Netflix
Dave Bautista is joining Zack Snyder’s zombie movie “Army of the Dead” at Netflix.

Snyder, whose most recent credits are “Justice League,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Man of Steel,” made his directorial debut 15 years ago with “Dawn of the Dead.”

Shay Hatten and Snyder are writing the screenplay from Snyder’s story. “Army of the Dead” is set following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, when a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Snyder is producing the pic with his spouse Deborah Snyder through their Stone Quarry production company along with Wesley Coller. Principal photography is set to begin later this year.

Snyder’s “Dawn of the Dead” was a remake of George A. Romero’s 1978 movie, and starred Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, and Mekhi Phifer. It grossed $102 million worldwide on a $25 million budget.
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Autopsy Reveals Rapper Nipsey Hussle’s Cause Of Death

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Autopsy Reveals Rapper Nipsey Hussle’s Cause Of Death
Updated with cause of death: The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has released its findings after completing an autopsy Monday on slain rapper Nipsey Hussle.

The report said Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, died from gunshot wounds to his head and torso. His death was ruled a homicide.

Earlier: Rapper Nipsey Hussle has died after a shooting outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Hussle was shot multiple times and was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead. Two others were wounded, but their names have not been released.

Earlier today the Lapd HQ tweeted out a report saying, “At approximately 3:20 pm there was a shooting reported in the area of Slauson Ave and Crenshaw Blvd. 3 victims were transported to a local hospital where one was pronounced deceased. We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available.
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The Filmmakers Podcast #101: Scott Mann on Directing ‘Final Score’

  • Nerdly
Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar, with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. They also shoot the breeze about their new films, The Dare, World of Darkness,
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Rebecca Ferguson Confirms Mission: Impossible 7 Return

Rebecca Ferguson Confirms Mission: Impossible 7 Return
Rebecca Ferguson has chosen to accept her next mission, as she'll return as Ilsa Faust in Mission: Impossible 7. The actress made her debut in 2015's Rogue Nation, the fifth entry in the franchise, and the first to be directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who is set to write and direct the next two installments. With that in mind, it's not terribly surprising to learn that Ferguson will return, but for fans of the recent entries in the series, it still surely comes as welcome news.

The reveal was made by Rebecca Ferguson during a recent interview on a British talk show. The 35-year-old actress has been promoting her latest movie, The Kid Who Would Be King. Unfortunately, that hasn't been the hit that the recent M:i movies have proved to be. But that's another story entirely. Toward the end of the interview, she was asked if we'll be seeing her return in the next installment.
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‘Mission: Impossible’ 7 & 8 Release Dates Set For 2021 & 2022

After the massive critical and commercial success of Mission: Impossible – Fallout last year, Paramount has officially set release release dates for the next two installments in the long-running franchise. Fallout ended up grossing $791 million at the international box office, making it the most successful film in the franchise by a long shot, so this isn’t surprising. Although we recently learned that Christopher McQuarrie would return to write and direct both Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8, the specific release dates for each film were still unclear. Now, the franchise has accepted it’s two new missions in both 2021 and 2022.

Paramount has set Mission: Impossible 7 for July 23, 2021, which comes only a few weeks after Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones 5 is due to be released. Considering that Fallout came out around the same time as the now-inevitable sequel, this date makes sense. Similarly, Mission: Impossible 8, will hit theaters on
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