Screen Junkies » brian taylor http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:50:09 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Big Screen ‘Twisted Metal’ Is In Good Hands http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-big-screen-twisted-metal-is-in-good-hands/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-big-screen-twisted-metal-is-in-good-hands/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:30:01 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245409 Looks like there's a new Paul Thomas Anderson in town.

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Depending on the level of regard you hold for plot, character depth, and symbolism, you might be groaning now that you heard a film adaptation of the videogame Twisted Metal is in the works. And that’s okay considering the story involves a flame-haired clown riding a motorcycle while simultaneously wielding a chainsaw. But rest assured, the studio matched the project with the perfect director. Crank, Gamer, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor will helm the adaptation that surprisingly has nothing to do with Paul Thomas Anderson. 

I see this as good news. Brian Taylor goes miles out of his way to make his movie completely over the top and high octane, and if there was ever a project that requires that, it’s Twisted Metal. I’m not saying I’ll watch it, but I will at least get a kick out of the trailer. (Deadline)

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‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ Trailer Is An Improvement http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/ghost-rider-spirit-of-vengeance-trailer-is-an-improvement/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/ghost-rider-spirit-of-vengeance-trailer-is-an-improvement/#comments Fri, 19 Aug 2011 20:02:37 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=225152 Much better than the first attempt.

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Here’s our first look at what Crank directors Mark Nevaldine and Brian Taylor cooked up for Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance. There’s no shortage of crazy here. However, there is a shortage of restraint. On the one hand, the action looks pretty cool in the over-the-top way that you’d expect, but then you’re treated to seeing Ghost Rider eat and regurgitate bullets before peeing a stream of fire. I guess Nicolas Cage didn’t get that out of his system in Bad Lieutenant.

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‘Crank’ Duo Wants to Direct (Amp Up!) ‘Ghost Rider’ Sequel http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/crank-duo-wants-to-direct-amp-up-ghost-rider-sequel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/crank-duo-wants-to-direct-amp-up-ghost-rider-sequel/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "Is that boy's head on fire?"Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the two directors behind the tweeked-out Crank films, are negotiating to stab their hypodermic needle of creativity into the heart of the Ghost Rider sequel, entitled Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance. Nic Cage will return as Johnny Blaze, the stuntman with a serious dry scalp problem.The film needs to go into production before November or Columbia loses the rights, so who better to take a chokehold on the project than the guys who directed two movies where speed is a major component. I can't imagine the sequel to Ghost Rider could turn out any worse than the original. Neveldine and Taylor are basically getting permission to play with fire, and I fear not even the craft services table would be safe from their wrath. When Neveldine spots crafty serving up bananas foster across the stage, you know he's gonna want to bathe in those flames. (THR)

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"Is that boy’s head on fire?"

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the two directors behind the tweeked-out Crank films, are negotiating to stab their hypodermic needle of creativity into the heart of the Ghost Rider sequel, entitled Ghost Rider The Spirit of Vengeance. Nic Cage will return as Johnny Blaze, the stuntman with a serious dry scalp problem.

The film needs to go into production before November or Columbia loses the rights, so who better to take a chokehold on the project than the guys who directed two movies where speed is a major component. I can’t imagine the sequel to Ghost Rider could turn out any worse than the original. Neveldine and Taylor are basically getting permission to play with fire, and I fear not even the craft services table would be safe from their wrath. When Neveldine spots crafty serving up bananas foster across the stage, you know he’s gonna want to bathe in those flames. (THR)

 

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LEONIDAS VS. DEXTER IN ‘GAMER’ TRAILER http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/leonidas-vs-dexter-in-gamer-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/leonidas-vs-dexter-in-gamer-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The new trailer for Gamer, Neveldine & Taylor's answer to Running Man, Death Race and The Matrix is out now.  The film stars Gerard Butler as a death row inmate named Kabel, who's become an unwitting pawn in a multi-player simulation game called "Slayers," created by evil genius Michael C. Hall (TV's Dexter).  We know where this is going, but Neveldine/Taylor always seem to find a way to increase the A.D.D. appeal in ways never thought possible.  The film also stars Amber Valetta, Ludacris, John Leguizmo and Terry Crews (The Expendables & Terminator Salvation).   Check it out after the jump if you're still even reading this.

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The new trailer for Gamer, Neveldine & Taylor’s answer to Running Man, Death Race and The Matrix is out now.  The film stars Gerard Butler as a death row inmate named Kabel, who’s become an unwitting pawn in a multi-player simulation game called "Slayers," created by evil genius Michael C. Hall (TV’s Dexter).  We know where this is going, but Neveldine/Taylor always seem to find a way to increase the A.D.D. appeal in ways never thought possible.  The film also stars Amber Valetta, Ludacris, John Leguizmo and Terry Crews (The Expendables & Terminator Salvation).  

Check it out after the jump if you’re still even reading this.

 
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NEW ‘GAMER’ MOTION POSTER http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-gamer-motion-poster/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-gamer-motion-poster/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Crank writing/directing duo Neveldine & Taylor’s next movie (shot prior to Crank: High Voltage) is a futuristic thriller called Gamer, and features everyone's favorite Spartan Gerard Butler as a "star player" in a game called "Slayers," in which humans - like Butler - control other humans in online gaming environments.  Such a meta-actioner.  A metactioner.  I just coined it.  Send me money!!!Royalties aside, I think the new interactive poster for the film is worth showing you guys.  You can move your mouse over Butler's face and, instead of drawing a mustache like normal, you get to peel away layers to show the mastermind controlling him in the film.  Actually, he doesn't look super authoritarian, so maybe he's more of a middle managemind.Get to playing with Butler's face after the jump

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Crank writing/directing duo Neveldine & Taylor’s next movie (shot prior to Crank: High Voltage) is a futuristic thriller called Gamer, and features everyone’s favorite Spartan Gerard Butler as a "star player" in a game called "Slayers," in which humans – like Butler – control other humans in online gaming environments.  Such a meta-actioner.  A metactioner.  I just coined it.  Send me money!!!

Royalties aside, I think the new interactive poster for the film is worth showing you guys.  You can move your mouse over Butler’s face and, instead of drawing a mustache like normal, you get to peel away layers to show the mastermind controlling him in the film.  Actually, he doesn’t look super authoritarian, so maybe he’s more of a middle managemind.

Get to playing with Butler’s face after the jump

Gamer is set for a September 9th, 2009 release. Find out even more at the official site.

 

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GAMER http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gamer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gamer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Directors: Mark Neveldine/Brian TaylorCast: Gerard Butler, Milo Ventimiglia, Alison Lohman, Michael C. Hall, Efren Ramirez, Terry CrewsSynopsis: Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player (Butler) from a game called "Slayers" looks to regain his independence while taking down the game's mastermind (Hall).(Formerly known as Citizen Game).

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Directors: Mark Neveldine/Brian Taylor

Cast: Gerard Butler, Milo Ventimiglia, Alison Lohman, Michael C. Hall, Efren Ramirez, Terry Crews

Synopsis: Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player (Butler) from a game called "Slayers" looks to regain his independence while taking down the game’s mastermind (Hall).

(Formerly known as Citizen Game).

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