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Chad Stahelski took the Aliens approach when it came to John Wick: Chapter 2 It's a hard task to follow up a successful film and after JOHN WICK blew us all away and a sequel was announced, we were left hoping that JOHN WICK: CHAPTER TWO wouldn't wind up falling short. Sequels which are as good, or even better, as their predecessors do exist, but they're definitely a rare breed. JOHN WICK: CHAPTER TWO director Chad Stahelski spoke with Collider... Read More...

Matt Damon Explains Why Audiences Need to See 'The Great Wall' A few months back, the first teaser for The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, appeared online. Directed by the great Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, the teaser showcased gorgeous cinematography; as we noted at the time: "Just those shots of men disappearing into the monstrous fog has us ready to devour whatever comes next." By its very nature, the teaser was only meant to raise curiosity and awareness about the movie. Instead, it stirred instant controversy. Though The Great...Read MoreRead Comments

Watch: 'John Wick: Chapter 2' Teaser Trailer Brings All the Guns "Do you want a war, or do you just want to give me a gun?" The first teaser trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2 is here, and it is the most badass thing you will watch today. Check it out. In it, John Wick heads to Rome, Italy for some kind of party... with guns. What else do we know? Well, he's got a new dog (see image above) and part of the film will also take Wick to the streets of New York City, all while checking back in to the mysterious Continental Hotel, a safe...Read MoreRead Comments

The Great Wall: Matt Damon Addresses Whitewashing Controversy It’s no secret that Hollywood has a problem with acknowledging diversity, but Matt Damon was shocked when his upcoming film, The Great Wall,was criticized for “whitewashing” the characters. The Great Wall is the first English-language film from legendary Chinese director Zhang Yimou and boasts a multinational cast. However, the film has been labeled as offensive for its “white savior” stereotyping. At a press conference during New York Comic-Con, Damon responded to the film’s critics.

First Trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2 Has Us Ready for 2017 Our favorite hitman returns with a new dog and a new nemesis.Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

News Briefs: 'Gears of War' Video Game Heads to Big Screen Gears of War: An adaptation of the popular Gears of War video game series is heading to the big screen. Producers Scott Stuber (Ted) and Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) are developing the project; the series began following the adventures of a soldier fighting an invading force and since branched off into different stories. The latest game, Gears of War 4, will be released on October 11. [Variety]   Guardians of the Galaxy: Our first look at Guardians of the Galaxy...Read MoreRead Comments

Wolf of Wall Street writer to tackle script for Antoine Fuqua's Scarface Terence Winter is no stranger to tackling the criminal element after his work on The Sopranos, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET and Boardwalk Empire (which he created), so it should come as no surprise that the writer is now set to board Antoine Fuqua's remake of SCARFACE which will follow a Mexican immigrant fighting for his version of the American Dream in Los Angeles. Per Variety, Winter... Read More...

Ed Skrein Joins James Cameron's ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL According to the Hollywood Reporter, Deadpool actor Ed Skrein has signed on to play the villain in director Robert Rodriguez' Alita: Battle Angel. Skrein joins Rosa Salazar (Insurgent), Christoph Waltz (Spectre), and Jackie Earl Haley (Preacher). Rodriguez is adapting the Japanese manga with famed director James Cameron on board as producer through his Lightstorm Entertainment, along with his producing partner John Landau.Skrein will play the villain cyborg, Zapan, who wields a powerful weapon known as the Damascus blade.

Antoine Fuqua's remake of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN hits theaters in just a few days but the director already has his eye on a remake of Brian De Palma's SCARFACE. The 1983 crime drama which starred an over the top Al Pacino was itself a remake of a 1932 film which went by the same name, but Antoine Fuqua recently told Fandango that the story of an immigrant fighting for his version... Read More...

‘The Crow’ Reboot Will Shoot in January 2017 Relativity’s The Crow reboot has had so many stops and starts over the years, it’s gotten hard to keep track. It’s gone through several potential directors and as many potential stars, it’s weathered legal troubles and financial woes, and all along it’s suffered the deep skepticism of fans. So I totally understand if you don’t quite believe this next sentence.

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