prequel News

Thursday Evening Box Office: "The Transporter Refueled" Moves Modest $365K

10:32 AM 9/4/2015 by Senh Duong
The Transporter Refueled
Last night, “The Transporter Refueled” received a modest $365K from action fans, according to Variety. Whenever these evening screening figures are less than a million, it’s nothing to write home about. The trade publication uses another Luc Besson production, “3 Days to Kill,” as a comparison. The Kevin Costner vehicle pulled in $325K in evening screenings and ended up with a weekend sum of $12M, a respectable opening for Costner nowadays.

"The Transporter Refueled" Still Running Low on Rotten Tomatoes

9:24 AM 9/4/2015 by Senh Duong
Ed Skrein in "The Transporter Refueled"
Critics, who were divided on “The Transporter” franchise, are united on their reviews of the reboot. The gauge on Rotten Tomatoes for “The Transporter Refueled” is at a near-empty 16%. The consensus on the reviews site reads, “The Transporter Refueled has little to offer beyond a handful of decent action sequences, leaving this reboot's title feeling more like wishful thinking than a restatement of purpose.”

"The Transporter Refueled" Review: Ed Skrein is solid; so is the film (until the silly climax)

11:15 AM 9/3/2015 by Senh Duong
The Transporter Refueled
I wasn’t expecting much from “The Transporter Refueled.” What’s a “Transporter” movie without Jason Statham? Not much, I thought. I was biased because I like Statham in those films. Although after three of them, I wasn’t asking for another one, but still, if he cranks out more of them, I wouldn’t mind watching. Apparently, “The Transporter Refueled” is a reboot.

Chinese Box Office: Tsui Hark's "Detective Dee" Prequel Uncovers $22M in Three Days

1:57 PM 9/30/2013 by Senh Duong
Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon
When Tsui Hark’s “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame” set the China box office on fire in 2010 with $43.7M, you know it’s just a matter of time for a sequel. But maybe because the producers couldn’t get its star Andy Lau to commit, we instead get a prequel with Mark Chao (“So Young”) in his role.

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Jennifer Aniston, Dennis Quaid In 'Switch' Talks

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Aniston and Dennis Quaid are in talks to join Ty Burrell, John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey in Switch, the adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch that will be directed by Dan Schechter. Aniston is in talks to play Mickey Dawson, and Quaid to play her crooked real estate developer husband. 5 years 40 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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'Cabin Fever' Prequel to Be Directed By Comic Book Artist (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com – Comic book artist-turned-director Kaare Andrews is in final negotiations to direct Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, a sequel being made by U.S. and Dominican Republic-based producer, financier and distributor Indomina Group. 5 years 40 weeks ago via jackiechan
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George Lucas talks Yoda swap

insidemovies.ew.com – George Lucas talks about adding a digital Yoda to 'The Phantom Menace'. 5 years 41 weeks ago via jackiechan

Life of Crime

Posted February 1st, 2012 by Binh Ngo

"Switch" takes place 15 years before the events in "Jackie Brown". John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey play the respective younger version of the characters played by Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson in "Jackie Brown."

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John Hawkes to star in 'Jackie Brown' prequel

variety.com – Fresh off his critically acclaimed turn in Sundance's audience award winner "The Surrogate," John Hawkes has committed to star opposite Yasiin Bey in the Elmore Leonard adaptation "Switch," from writer-director Dan Schechter ("Supporting Characters"). 5 years 42 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace 3D

Posted January 23rd, 2012 by Binh Ngo

Join the celebration as Star Wars returns to theaters. Discover how the epic story of Anakin Skywalker begins on the big screen for the first time ever in 3D. A young slave boy on the desert planet Tatooine, Anakin is strong in the Force, and an amazing Podracer pilot. Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discovers Anakin and sees his potential to be a great Jedi Knight.

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