Demolition Man (1993)
This fall will see the clowntastic horror of It Chapter Two and the potentially equally blooddrenched Rambo: Last Blood running amok in September. October is even more stacked, from Joaquin Phoenix's standalone Joker prequel from Warner/DC to The Addams Family reboot, plus new entries in the Maleficent and Zombieland franchises.
Add to that some holdovers from the summer blockbuster season like Hobbs & Shaw, The Lion King and Spider-Man: Far From Home and you may be wondering how exactly you'll be able to afford seeing everything you need to see as All Hallow's Eve gets closer.
Out on the home formats from this week is the brilliant Destroyer, a crime drama featuring a stunning performance from Nicole Kidman, who is virtually unrecognisable in the movie. The story revolves around Erin Bell, a hardened Los Angeles cop, who is haunted by her past, and on the hunt for an old nemesis who has suddenly resurfaced. What follows is a relentless pursuit of the criminal, Erin looking to bring down him down while finally laying to rest her own personal demons before it is too late. To celebrate the release, we take a look at five of the best female cops from the movies, past and present.
Nicole Kidman stars as Erin Bell in Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer, an Annapurna Pictures release.Credit: Sabrina Lantos / Annapurna Pictures
Anne Lewis (Nancy Allen), Robocop (1987)
One of the greatest sci-fi movies of modern times, Robocop is a masterclass from filmmaker Paul Verhoeven.
Stallone filed suit in April 2017, claiming he had not received any profit participation from “Demolition Man” for a period of 18 years. Under his contract, Stallone was entitled to at least 15% of gross profits from the film.
The suit alleged that Warner Bros. stopped paying his profit participation in 1997, and did not resume until after he complained in 2014. The studio’s initial response was that the film was $67 million in deficit. The studio later acknowledged that Stallone was entitled to additional profits, and sent him a check for $2.8 million.
Stallone filed suit, alleging that he still had not been sufficiently compensated. Warner Bros. attorneys countered in June 2017, arguing that the suit was a “transparent attempt to grab some headlines and wring more money out of Warner on
Set against a backdrop of the moon and stars, both Sting and Fallon sported astronaut suits, while the host sported the singer’s icy-blonde hair. Together the duo joked about “Uranus” and chanted the chorus, “We’re two Stings on the moon.”
Later in the show, Sting took the stage to perform a raucous,
As per THR, the film is described as a cross between Ocean’s 11 and Free Fire, and takes place in a small-town casino which is turned into a battleground as two different crews attempt to rob it on the same night. Snipes will portray the leader of one of the two groups, a team of ex-soldiers.
Apparently, the plan is for the production to be environmentally friendly, with Snipes stating that: “This is a vehicle to demonstrate the next generation of indie filmmaking in a 5G powered world. It is our goal to show how a
First off, let's talk about what Payline is about. According to a new report, the movie is described as a cross between Ocean's 11 and Free Fire. For those who perhaps didn't see Free Fire (which was quite underrated), it centers on an arms deal gone wrong in a warehouse, leading to a deadly and entertaining,
Snipes will play the villain in the film, which will be the first time Snipes has taken a villain role since 1993’s “Demolition Man,” in which he starred opposite Sylvester Stallone.
Described as a project in the vein of “Ocean’s Eleven” and Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire,” “Payline” centers on a small-town casino that turns into a battleground after two groups of criminals attempt to rob it on the same night. Rob Robol and Jay S. Boyd wrote the screenplay.
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Allan Ungar, who directed the fan film “Uncharted” starring Nathan Fillion based on the popular video game series, will produce alongside Richard Switzer and Jason Cherubini of Dawn’s Light.
“Originally, I wanted to be a film critic because I love movies so much,” Daniel explained. “But what I began to realize was that when it came to the movies that were coming out during the ’80s, I just felt like the movies of the ’70s were much better. Also, I was obsessed with the films of Stanley Kubrick, who directed these completely cold and clinical, but brilliant dark comedies like Dr.
Dystopian sci-fi classic The Matrix recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary and it’s safe to say there’s still a viable market for its uber-cool brand of futuristic cyberpunk action. Though talk of a possible reboot at Warner Bros. has somewhat simmered down, there’s still a possibility that the studio is in the process of pursuing a sequel. Nonetheless, a fascinating piece of casting news has recently come to light courtesy of Lorenzo di Bonaventura, a Hollywood mega producer who was instrumental in getting the original 1999 movie off the ground.
Interestingly, when the pic was in early development, key filmmakers – The Wachowskis – found it difficult to get the script into the right people’s hands. Thankfully, di Bonaventura wholeheartedly believed in the project and as a result, the producer pushed for the film to be fast-tracked at Warner Bros. His one caveat, though, was that a major star
My Songs finds Sting interpreting songs from across his career, both as a solo artist and a member of the Police. The three tracks he unveiled capture the spirit of the project, especially his new take on “Demolition Man,” in which he turns the reggae-tinged tune – first performed by Grace Jones, then later the Police on Ghost in
Well, Smith isn’t the only person they were looking at casting before Reeves was cast. According to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, they also wanted to cast Sandra Bullock in the role! She starred alongside Reeves a few years prior in Speed.
She was one of a few A-list actors that were considered for the role. Some of those other actors included Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. The producer told The Wrap that they would have changed Neo from a male to a female for her if she wanted it:
“We went out to so many people I don’t remember. We were getting desperate. We went to Sandy Bullock and said ‘We
The producers of The Matrix offered to gender-flip the role of Neo to get the actress locked down.
Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock had a hit on their hands in 1994 with Jan de Bont's "bomb on a bus" outing, Speed. The movie grossed over $350 million off a $30 million budget, and generated a sequel, which Reeves wisely chose to eschew involvement in. Five years later, he had another low-ish budget hit with The Matrix, which made a terrific profit and spawned two sequels through Warner Bros.
But there was a deeper link between Speed and The Matrix than just Reeves at his action best - The Wrap has a new interview with Matrix producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who's revealed that way before Reeves was involved, they were desperately trying to cast Bullock as Neo in the Wachowskis groundbreaking sci-fi hit.
“We went out to so many people I don’t remember.
This comes from Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who is a mega-producer in Hollywood and was one of the key figures that helped get The Matrix made in the first place. At the time, virtually nobody saw the potential in what the Wachowskis were trying to do. It simply wasn't jumping off the page in the way it needed to for most people who read it.
“We went out to so many people I don’t remember. We were getting desperate,” di Bonaventura told The Wrap. “We went to Sandy Bullock and said ‘We’ll change Neo to a girl.’ [Producer] Joel Silver and I worked with Sandy on ‘Demolition Man’ and she was and continues to be a very good friend of mine. It was pretty simple. We
Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who fought to get “The Matrix” made at Warner Bros., said the studio insisted on a big name for the Wachowskis’ epic, especially since they had only one prior directing credit prior to their dense, philosophical masterpiece.
He said Bullock, who starred alongside Reeves just a few years earlier in 1994’s “Speed,” was one of several A-listers considered for the part, including Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith.
“We went out to so many people I don’t remember. We were getting desperate,” di Bonaventura said. “We went to Sandy Bullock and said ‘We’ll change Neo to a girl.’ [Producer] Joel Silver and I worked with Sandy on ‘Demolition Man
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the arrival of The Matrix, a film that thoroughly blew my mind with it’s heady concepts and stunning action. As a nerdy kid and a Martial Artist, there were a lot of concepts that spoke specifically to me. As the years have gone by, however, it’s easy to see the impact the film has had on the film industry, in general. Garrett detailed many of these in his article the other week, but I wanted to take the
The ads introduce this figure as "Colonel RoboCop" and, again, while it hasn't been clarified, the figure in the commercials sounds identical to Peter Weller, who starred in Paul Verhoeven's 1987 sci-fi classic as the titular character. The videos reveal that RoboCop has been tasked with protecting KFC's ever so precious secret recipe for their chicken. The law enforcement figure went so far as to take the recipe to an underground storage facility,
Paramount is moving ahead with sequel Coming 2 America, with Eddie Murphy returning to star as Akeem.
Good morning, my neighbors! Coming to America 2 is actually a thing that's really happening!
Craig Brewer is set as director, as first reported by Deadline. The sequel, which we now know will be titled Coming 2 America, continues the story of Akeem, an African prince who blew off his arranged marriage to seek true love in Queens. Brewer has just finished directing a movie with star Eddie Murphy, called Dolemite Is My Name, and the pair are very keen to work together again on this long-in-gestation follow-up flick.
Kenya Barris, the creator of Black-ish, rewrote a screenplay by original movie writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. We previously heard the movie was about Murphy’s Akeem being a king who must take his son to America to sow his wild oats,
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