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John Woo Launches A Manhunt He's back in the action gameJohn Woo has spent the last few years of his directorial career focusing more on epic histories such as the Red Cliff films and more intimate dramas like The Crossing. And while he hasn’t eschewed action elements all together, he’s had his attention elsewhere. But it appears he’s ready to get back into the thriller game with Manhunt.Based on Japanese author Juko Nishimura’s novel, Manhunt was originally adapted into a film in 1976, and became the first foreign film released in China following the Cultural Revolution.

Straight Outta Compton writer has the gigAlthough it risks the ire of anyone who has the image of Al Pacino as Tony Montana burned into their brains, Universal is firmly pushing ahead on a third stab at Scarface, the tale of an immigrant to America chasing success by any means necessary. The studio has now hired Straight Outta Compton co-writer Jonathan Herman to take the latest crack at the script.This version of a tale told previously by Howard Hawks in 1932 and Brian De Palma in 1983 will focus on a Mexican arrival into the US who will go to any lengths to pursue the American Dream.

‘Barely Lethal’ Trailer: Hailee Steinfeld Is a Teen Assassin Here’s a slightly different spin on the “deadly operative just wants to lead a simple life” trope. Kyle Newman‘s Barely Lethal stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenager who’s been trained since childhood to be an assassin. Kind of like Hit-Girl, or Hanna, or Marvel’s Black Widows. Only she decides she wants out so she can become a high schooler instead. As always happens in these types of movies, though, she discovers that leaving her old life behind isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. Among those on her tail are Samuel L.

‘The Crow’ Reboot Details; Jessica Brown Findlay May Join the Cast The reboot of the 1994 Brandon Lee-starring film/new adaptation of James O’Barr’s graphic novel, The Crow, has been in the works for over three years. In the director’s seat, Corin Hardy (The Hallow) recently took up the helm from F. Javier Gutierrez. As for the film’s star, Eric Draven, James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Tom Hiddleston (Crimson Peak) were attached to star before Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) signed on. However, Evans recently left The Crow and seems to have been replaced by Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire).

Jack Huston confirmed to star in Corin Hardy's The Crow remake A few weeks ago we learned that James Huston was being considered for the lead in Corin Hardy's THE CROW remake, and according James O’Barr (creator of The Crow graphic novel), the Boardwalk Empire star has joined the film. While speaking with Dread Central, O'Barr said "Jack Huston has definitely been cast,” and says he is “really happy with that... Read More...

‘Run All Night’: Neeson & Harris Bring Classic Theatrics to Modern Action Run All Night reunites Liam Neeson with his Unknown and Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra for another high-concept action film – this time set in the urban jungle of NYC, during one incredibly long chase, over one incredibly violent night. Neeson plays ex-hit man Jimmy Conlon, who spends his days under the wing of his (literal) partner in crime, Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), getting drunk and trying to forget sins of the past.

Liam Neeson Reads Five Little Monkeys Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, actor Liam Neeson (Taken) sat down to read a bedtime story to any of Jimmy’s viewers who where young children still awake. Neeson of course has a particular set of skills that comes out as he’s reading the classic nursery rhyme, Five Little Monkeys. Click here to view the embedded video. Liam Neeson Reads Five Little Monkeys

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Film Review: Run All Night

Latino Review - Fri, 2015-03-13 09:42

Film Review: Run All Night The gritty Liam Neeson-as-action-star renaissance continues. For his third film in a row, director Jaume Collet-Serra teams with Neeson in an action movie that, for all intents and purposes, positions the septuagenarian as a no-nonsense, down-on-his-luck guy hoping for redemption. Following the breakout success of Taken everybody seemed to want to jump on the Neeson train—with Serra desperately trying to be the one trying to drive it—but at this point nothing seems build on that initial Taken-led spark.

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