Screen Junkies » james patterson http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Summit Nabs Tyler Perry Detective Film That Won’t Be The Next ‘Twilight’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/summit-nabs-tyler-perry-detective-film-that-wont-be-the-next-twilight/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/summit-nabs-tyler-perry-detective-film-that-wont-be-the-next-twilight/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2011 01:50:53 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203590 'I, Alex Cross' will star non-teen heartthrob Perry. In fact, an image of Madea is a good romantic mood killer for people of all ages.

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If Summit is looking to distribute the next Twilight, they probably won’t get it with I, Alex Cross. Though they’re both based on a series of books – the Alex Cross series is by James Patterson – Tyler Perry is hardly a teen heartthrob. In fact, an image of Madea is a good romantic mood killer for people of all ages.

In the film, directed by Rob Cohen (Stealth), Perry plays detective Cross, who disrupts a murderer’s plans. So the psycho killer, played by Matthew Fox (“Lost”), decides to send the detective a tersely-worded letter — actually, he kills the poor guy’s wife. Now Cross has to bring him to justice once more, with the help of his partner Tommy Kane (Ed Burns).

Summit CEO Rob Friedman managed to get the rights partly because he oversaw the last set of Alex Cross movies at Paramount, which starred Morgan Freeman and not a guy who dressed up like a fat woman dressing up like Snooki. (Deadline)

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‘The Wire’s’ Idris Elba Is the New Alex Cross http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-wires-idris-elba-is-the-new-alex-cross/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-wires-idris-elba-is-the-new-alex-cross/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Stringer Bell from "The Wire," actor Idris Elba, is taking over for Morgan Freeman as Dr. Alex Cross in Cross. The new installment of the James Patterson best selling novels will be directed by David Twohy, who will also rewrite the Kerry Williamson penned script. Morgan Freeman chased after psychopaths as Cross in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider, and he did it with class and a soothing tenor. Idris should carry the torch nicely, as he is a great talent who demonstrated on "The Wire" he can pop a cap in an ass, while on "The Office" he showed off his comedic chops. As a side note: doesn't it wrinkle your brain when British actors who you didn't know were British speak with a British accent? Quit fooling us, Red Coats! (Deadline) 

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Stringer Bell from "The Wire," actor Idris Elba, is taking over for Morgan Freeman as Dr. Alex Cross in Cross. The new installment of the James Patterson best selling novels will be directed by David Twohy, who will also rewrite the Kerry Williamson penned script.

Morgan Freeman chased after psychopaths as Cross in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider, and he did it with class and a soothing tenor. Idris should carry the torch nicely, as he is a great talent who demonstrated on "The Wire" he can pop a cap in an ass, while on "The Office" he showed off his comedic chops. As a side note: doesn’t it wrinkle your brain when British actors who you didn’t know were British speak with a British accent? Quit fooling us, Red Coats! (Deadline

 

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