We have a new Jackie Chan.
His certain set of skills continue to come in really handy.
Neither are a good idea.
As some directors are artists with specific genres, the action genre has become subdivided into directors who are better at specific types of action. John Woo was known for gunplay;…
Admit it. This movie was written while drunk.
Poor Paul Rudd.
Woody Allen, Tyler Perry and David Cronenberg will direct them. In different projects, though I’d be curious to know what the six of them would accomplish together.
Rule 4: Expand the franchise to television.
The star of ‘Taken’ may not be back to reprise his role in ‘Taken 2′. Maybe sequel co-writer/producer Luc Besson will kidnap Liam Neeson’s daughter until he says “yes?”
When I first read that Luc Besson was filming a lady in secret, my gut reaction was, “Sicko! Them French, man. That lady should sue.” Then I read up on it a little more and it turns out that ‘The Lady’ is actually a film project he’s working on.
Hey, do you guys wanna see a sequel to The Professional? Well, too bads. It's scripted and good to go and Natalie Portman wants it to happen (although she's refused to read it), but it's just one of those things that will probably never come together. The obstacle here is Luc Besson. Portman will only take part in the sequel if the semi-retired director steps behind the lens, but he only seems interested in crapping out more Transporter films.
To further impede production, Columbiana director and "Ben 10" villian Olivier Megaton says that the company who holds the rights has no interest in a sequel. Which causes me to question, why do they hate awesome? (MTV)
Space prison is much like Earth prison.
Maggie Grace and Luc Besson last worked together on Taken, which Besson produced and co-wrote and Grace starred in as Liam Neeson's stupid daughter who shares cabs with strange Frenchman just because they smile at her. Now Deadline reports that they're reteaming for Lockout, a film with one of the coolest loglines I've heard in a long time:
Guy Pearce is attached to play a man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. He's offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter (Grace) from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.
He has to save her from a space prison riot? Awesome! Prison riots in general kick-ass, as evidenced by Face/Off, but imagine what one would look like with zero-gravity, once the device in the film that sustains gravity inevitably gets shut off. If they cast Charles S. Dutton, who's familiar with space prison from Alien 3 and Earth prison from real life, this film is sure to blow up bigger than Taken. I can hear Guy Pearce saying the lines now… "I will find you. And I will kill you. In space." Good luck.
Zoe doing her best assassin pose. If this is what death looks like, I welcome it. Zoe Saldana is in talks to star in Colombiana, to be produced by Luc Besson of Taken producing fame. THR has the scoop:Written by Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, "Colombiana" is set in Latin America and the U.S. Saldana would play a young woman who, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents' death. So…it's another revenge flick. Or it's Batman without all the philanthropy. I was a big fan of Taken so I'll give Besson and Kamen the benefit of the doubt. I enjoyed watching Liam Nesson crack skulls for 90 minutes, what's to say I won't like Zoe Saldana doing the same thing in a tight pleather body suit? Note to director: take my note.
The full-length trailer for Luc Besson's Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adele Blanc-Sec gives us a really in-depth look at whatever the hell this is. All I really know about it is that it stars hot weather girl turned actress Louise Bourgoin and a pterodactyl. Commercials in France are awesome. I'd love to see how they'd market Easy Curves. Here's a description from Twitch: The year is 1912. Adèle Blanc-Sec, an intrepid young reporter, will go to any lengths to achieve her aims, including sailing to Egypt to tackle mummies of all shapes and sizes. Meanwhile, in Paris, it's panic stations! A 136 million-year old pterodactyl egg on a shelf in the natural history museum has mysteriously hatched, and the bird subjects the city to a reign of terror from the skies. But nothing fazes Adèle Blanc-Sec, whose adventures reveal many more extraordinary surprises… Oh. I guess the trailer makes sense now. Doesn't explain all the funny hats though. (Twitch) Check out -0:24 for a flash of NSFW action. After the jump…
"Don't get fresh with me Richard Belzer." Luc Besson's latest French language film, Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adele Blanc-Sec (rough translation: French Tomb Raider) has a new teaser. Not much is shown in this first look. We see a guy with awesome Mythbusters-esque facial hair, a French Wilford Brimley, and a pterodactyl. We do not get to lay our eyes on hot French weather girl turned movie star Louise Bourgoin, but I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot of her in the new year. Early reports are that this film has a 95% chance of being mostly kick-ass. (/Film) Get out your French-to-English dictionary and check out the trailer after the jump…