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2 New Actors Sign On For Death Wish Remake The Bruce Willis lead remake of the 1974 film Death Wish has added two more actors. Vincent D’Onofrio (Marvel’s Daredevil) and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) have signed on to the new Eli Roth adaptation of the book by Brian Garfield. The story follows a man named Paul Kersey (Willis) whose world is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. When the criminals are not brought to justice, Kersey takes to the streets to hunt them himself. Charles Bronson played Kersey the first time and in four sequels over twenty years.

James Wan Updates The Status Of The MORTAL KOMBAT Reboot At the Summer TCA Press Tour to promote his new Magyver reboot on CBS, James Wan also touched on the Mortal Kombat reboot  in addition to dishing on his Aquaman plans.  Said Wan, "It's still cooking away. With that particular project, that's a really cool property that I loved growing up as a kid.

Jason Momoa in talks to star in 'The Crow' remake In our golden age of spandex and superpowers, one superhero role has not proved enough for some actors. Ben Affleck, Ryan Reynolds, and Brandon Routh have each tackled two different heroes on-screen at this point, and now Jason Momoa looks ready to join their ranks. EW has confirmed that the once...

Zhang Yimou addresses the whitewashing controversy circling The Great Wall Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL is the most expensive movie to be shot entirely in China, and part of the reason they were able to throw so much money at the production was because they had a bankable star like Matt Damon headlining the film. When the trailer for THE GREAT WALL was finally released last week, there was an immediate backlash which accused the film of whitewashing, with Fresh Off the... Read More...

Watch Matt Damon Fight Monsters in China in 'The Great Wall' Trailer As the global box office (and especially China) continues to make a greater impact on a film's overall success, we're beginning to see how that might play out in future big-budget movies. One example is The Great Wall, an English-language film starring a major Hollywood star (Matt Damon) that's not only the largest film ever shot entirely in China, but also one featuring an eclectic ensemble full of international stars. Plus, it's also the English-language debut for...Read MoreRead Comments

What The Great Wall was Actually Built to Keep Out Okay American-Chinese co-production starring Matt Damon, you now have my attention. This is the debut trailer for action fantasy The Great Wall. As you can see in the trailer what they’re trying to keep out are some kind of monsters, dragon type things (okay, maybe not dragons as they don’t seem to fly, yet). Whatever […] Read What The Great Wall was Actually Built to Keep Out on Filmonic.

The Great Wall Casting Criticized By Fresh Off the Boat’s Constance Wu The White Savior trope is so-named for the cinematic trope wherein a white and typically male protagonist is a ‘savior’ who saves people of color from their oppression. Historical epics such as The Last Samurai and Dances with Wolves are frequently cited as examples of this widely-criticized trope, though it often pops up in fantasy and/or science-fiction fare too, where the white male protagonist protects a marginalized non-human population (symbolizing people of color) from their oppressors a la Avatar.

'The Great Wall' Trailer: Matt Damon Tries to Keep the Monsters Out Do you enjoy Pacific Rim but find yourself thinking, “Hmm, this would be better if it were set in ancient China and they didn’t have any robots”? Then Matt Damon has the film for you. Over four years after it was initially announced, The Great Wall finally has a trailer, offering our first real look at the epic monster film from House of Flying Daggers director Zhang Yimou. Continue reading…

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