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‘Paradise Lost’ Teaser: Benicio del Toro Is Pablo Escobar There are several Pablo Escobar projects in the works at the moment, including a movie from Brad Furman and a TV show from Netflix. But the first one out of the gate is the one that’s not really a Pablo Escobar project per se. Directed by Andrea Di Stefano, Paradise Lost centers on a young American surfer named Nick (Josh Hutcherson) who falls for a Colombian woman named Maria (Claudia Traisac). Their romantic idyll falls apart when she introduces him to her uncle, Pablo Escobar (Benecio del Toro).

Joel Silver Still Developing Lethal Weapon Reboot, Matrix 4

11:09 PM 7/14/2014 by Fred Topel
Joel Silver
Joel Silver is producing a new TV show for Esquire Network called “My Friends Call My Johnny,” featuring businessman Jean Pigozzi interviewing the celebrity friends he’s made around the world. Silver and Pigozzi were on a panel for the Television Critics Association this week, and after the panel Silver spoke briefly about some of his gestating film franchises.

Scarlett Johansson tears through Paris in new clip from Lucy: watch now A new clip has arrived online from Lucy, in which Scarlett-Johansson’s titular heroine takes a police car for a spin through the heart of Paris. Despite having never driven a car before, Lucy takes to it like a duck to water, albeit at the expense of most every other vehicle unfortunate enough to cross her path. The reason for her outrageous reflexes and reaction times? An accidental course of drugs that end up allowing her to use far more than the 10% of her brain popular culture would have us believe is the human average.

Joe Carnahan Will Revise Death Wish Remake Script, Still Wants Frank Grillo

12:59 PM 7/13/2014 by Fred Topel
Joe Carnahan
Joe Carnahan is still working on a remake of the Charles Bronson film Death Wish, which became a lucrative franchise for Bronson. It would require a rewrite, since MGM passed on Carnahan’s first script. Carnahan spoke with the Television Critics Association today for his upcoming NBC show State of Affairs and we asked him if he would still cast his The Grey star Frank Grillo as Paul Kersey, the vigilante of Death Wish.

Rose Leslie Joins The Last Witch Hunter She'll fight the supernatural with Vin DieselIt’s been a couple of years since we heard anything about The Last Witch Hunter, which promised to pit Vin Diesel against the crone-tastic forces of supernatural evil. To be honest, we were beginning to wonder whether it had boiled dry in the development cauldron. Not so! Summit is adding eye of newt Game Of Thrones’ Rose Leslie to the mix.Breck Eisner is still attached to direct the film, which will see Diesel as a semi-immortal witch hunter who finds himself in modern-day New York continuing the mission he’s sworn to complete.

Scarlett Johansson Escapes in This Clip From Luc Besson’s Lucy Scarlett Johansson has no problems shooting people in Lucy it seems, also she pulls a bullet out of her shoulder without any tools, only fingers, hardcore stuff. Lucy makes Black Widow look like the nicest person in the world, and Black Widow is definitely not be messed with. Also, better know English if you don’t […] Read Scarlett Johansson Escapes in This Clip From Luc Besson’s Lucy on Filmonic.

Scarlett Johansson Escapes in This Clip From Luc Besson’s Lucy Scarlett Johansson has no problems shooting people in Lucy it seems, also she pulls a bullet out of her shoulder without any tools, only fingers, hardcore stuff. Lucy makes Black Widow look like the nicest person in the world, and Black Widow is definitely not be messed with. Also, better know English if you don’t […] Read Scarlett Johansson Escapes in This Clip From Luc Besson’s Lucy on Filmonic.

We're pretty darn excited about Scarlett Johansson's next actioner, Lucy. It sees the awesome actress teaming with Leon director Luc Besson to tell the tale of a woman transformed into a mega-minded assassin after a drug deal goes South. It's a fairly globe-hopping story, and Scarlett (and her director) discuss the film's locations in the UK exclusive featurette below. The clip also features a behind the scenes look at a key (and explodey) set-piece in the film, which looks fairly badass / cool.   Check it all out below, then let us know what you think in the comments!

This summer, Barney Ross is going to have to account for his past sins. An old friend has become a new enemy, and its up to Ross and his merry band of mercenaries to hunt down and save a group of new recruits. Will these 10 men be up to the task? Watch as Sylvester Stallone is issued a new mission in the latest TV spot from The Expendables 3, which pits him against longtime big screen rival Mel Gibson. It's their last ride!

Scarlett Johansson stars in new red-band clip from Lucy: watch now A new red-band clip has arrived online for Lucy, in which Scarlett Johansson shows off her badass credentials as the titular gun-toting heroine. The new clip sees Lucy in full Natasha Romanoff mode, as she manages to turn a seemingly impossible predicament into a fist-pumping action sequence. However, while the Black Widow favours neck-crushing acrobatics, our girl Lucy takes the more straightforward approach offered by a trusty pistol.

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