Screen Junkies » Tales From The Gangster Squad http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:43:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, and Ryan Gosling Join ‘The Gangster Squad’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sean-penn-josh-brolin-and-ryan-gosling-join-the-gangster-squad/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sean-penn-josh-brolin-and-ryan-gosling-join-the-gangster-squad/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 19:01:58 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=208165 Just imagine them in fedoras.

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Sean Penn is going to break his vow of never hurting the innocent.

He’s in talks to play Mickey Cohen in Ruben Fleischer‘s Tales From The Gangster Squad. Playing a former boxer who got mobbed up and started leaving dead bodies in his wake, Penn will be hunted by police officers played by Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling.

Because when you think of a tough as nails detective you think of Ryan Gosling. He looks like he should be doing commercials for children’s cough medicine, not getting into gun fights with Bugsy Siegel. (Deadline)

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‘Gangster Squad’ Writer Remaking ‘Logan’s Run’, Everything Else http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gangster-squad-writer-remaking-logans-run-everything-else/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gangster-squad-writer-remaking-logans-run-everything-else/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:46:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204944 Remaking classic films seems easy. Just take the original and add zombies. Or Rihanna.

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Will Beal is a remake machine. The Tales From The Gangster Squad writer has recently been given the keys to Hollywood with scripting duties on both the Logan’s Run and Lethal Weapon remakes.

Logan’s Run tells the story of a futuristic society where citizens are murdered off on their 30th birthdays and the one man who tries to escape the mandatory death sentence. There are no minivans in this society. Lethal Weapon, of course, tells the tale of mismatched partners who beat the crap out of each other and do cool things like kill bad guys with surfboards and pool covers.

As the former cop Beal’s work hasn’t hit theaters yet, it’s hard to form an opinion one way or the other about how well he’ll do with these iconic properties. But I’ll just go ahead and say good job because I don’t want any trouble with the police. Remakes are a good thing that should happen always forever. Also, that girl told me she was 25.

I would have never rented her that car otherwise. (THR)

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Ruben Fleischer Targets ‘The Gangster Squad’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ruben-fleischer-targets-the-gangster-squad/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ruben-fleischer-targets-the-gangster-squad/#comments Wed, 01 Dec 2010 23:36:57 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=10253 With zombies being so hot right now, it's likely Ruben Fleischer will jump on Zombieland 2 after he finishes up 30 Minutes Or Less. But not if Warner Bros has their druthers.

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With zombies being so hot right now, it’s likely Ruben Fleischer will jump on Zombieland 2 after he finishes up 30 Minutes Or Less. But not if Warner Bros has their druthers. The studio is currently negotiating to have the direct take on the directing duties of the rumored to be hot script that has had trouble locking down a director, Tales From The Gangster Squad.

Gangster Squad you’ll recall is about a team of 1940′s police mercenaries who target and curtail the spread of East Coast organized crime. I like that setup. Fleischer has a tough decision on his hands between this and Zombieland. Mobsters vs. Zombies. You know what? I think I’d really like to see THAT. Get on it, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies guy!! (Deadline)

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