Screen Junkies » mark steven johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:19:50 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Ghost Rider’ Director Doesn’t Pass On ‘Autobahn’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ghost-rider-director-doesnt-pass-on-autobahn/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ghost-rider-director-doesnt-pass-on-autobahn/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:02:48 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=223514 It will be like 'Cars 2' but exxxtreme.

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Ghost Rider director Mark Steven Johnson is sticking to what he does. Telling tales of revenge set to the backdrop of cars going VROOM!! He’s been attached to Inferno Entertainment’s Autobahn. The action film tells the story of a washed-up ex-Formula One driver who wakes up trapped inside a BMW on the side of the Autobahn. He finds a phone ringing in the glove box, and learns that he has 90 minutes to deliver the bomb-rigged car to a target or his wife and daughter are toast. Offers are out to actors now just Jason Statham had better check his voicemail.

The film was originally called I-95 but the setting was relocated to Germany‘s famed highway in order to appeal to an international audience. That and high-octane chase through New England while the leaves changed color didn’t seem as pulse-pounding. Breathtakingly beautiful, yes. Pulse-pounding, not so much. Too bad though. The Roy Rogers and Cracker Barrel product placements could have really helped with shooting costs. (THR)

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DJ Caruso May Direct ‘Preacher’, Shia LaBeouf Would Play Every Role http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dj-caruso-may-direct-preacher-shia-labouf-would-play-every-role/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dj-caruso-may-direct-preacher-shia-labouf-would-play-every-role/#comments Tue, 15 Feb 2011 02:25:07 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26929 The coupling of Caruso and the smart, deep story of 'Preacher' sounds as unnatural as sex between an angel and a demon.

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The rumor is that DJ Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) is in talks to direct Preacher, a feature film based on Vertigo’s acclaimed graphic novel series of the same name. I’ve never seen Caruso’s most famous movies, but my understanding is that they’re not exactly heady. So the coupling of Caruso and the smart, darkly satirical and deep story of Preacher sounds as unnatural as sex between an angel and a demon. That goes double for the first name on Caruso’s speed-dial, Shia LaBeouf, playing the weighty role of Jesse Custer. Though I would like to see him get hit over the head with a pool cue.

John August (Corpse Bride) wrote the most recent adaptation for Columbia Pictures, which is reportedly faithful to the original Garth Ennis comic. At one point, Sam Mendes was attached to direct, but he bailed for Bond. That’s what we know for sure, because the Caruso story is only a rumor. At this point, a Preacher adaptation has been “in the works” since 1998, and was at one time going to be an HBO mini-series directed by Mark Steven Johnson (Ghost Rider). So… anybody awesome wanna direct this instead? (/Film)

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