Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Statham in talks to join Susan Cooper

You may remember, a while back, that we reported The Stath had registered some interest in possibly doing a buddy cop comedy type film or some sort of comedy partnership and had mentioned Will Ferrell's name. NOW we have news that the Britkicker is eyeing a role in Paul Feig's (Bridesmaids, The Heat) new comedy spy actioner "Susan Cooper" starring Melissa McCarthy.
Obviously it's not quite the testosterone filled 48 hours type action comedy we may have envisaged but it would be fun to see Statham handle something like this so different in tone. It's also a wise move as Melissa McCarthy is hugely popular right now and it could give JS an even bigger boost into the Hollywood stratosphere after The Expendables franchise and Fast 7.

As the film is designed to be a female James Bond type deal, the studio is even whispering about a possible franchise should it prove successful.
Bond comedy rip offs are tricky and the likes of Austin Powers, Johnny English and Get Smart have all sort of failed to maintain an audience past their initial run, could Statham and McCarthy have the right comedy chemistry to make this fly?
What do you think?
Statham showed great comedic skill in the Crank films and proved a worthy sidekick in The Expendables, there's also a long history of action stars doing comedy films (with varying degrees of success) do you think and/or like this possible pairing and direction for The Stath's career??

- The Kick Ass Kid

Friday, October 18, 2013

3 NEW Grudge Match Posters

Telling the story of two old boxers who come out of retirement for one more fight, Grudge Match stars, Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone as Henry "Razor" Sharp and the Raging Bull, Robert De Niro as Billy "Kid" McDonnen.
Set for release on Christmas Day in the US, this week Warner Brothers released these awesome posters. Enjoy!

Official poster for Beyond Outrage

Thanks to our friends over at Magnet and Magnolia we have the poster for Takeshi Kitano's new action film Beyond Outrage, which premiered on Movies.com
Written and Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Starring Takeshi Kitano, Ryo Kase, Toshiyuki Nishida, Shun Sugata, Machiko Ono and Ken Mitsushi

The plot synopsis from the press release: With BEYOND OUTRAGE, action cinema master Takeshi Kitano returns to the hard boiled characters, black comedy and unflinching violence of his crime masterpiece OUTRAGE. This time, a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime has ignited a tricky power struggle in the yakuza underworld.

The Sanno crime family has grown into a massive organization dominated by young executives whose new approach to running the family is causing frustration and pent-up resentment with the old-guard members. This vulnerability in the Sanno hierarchy is exactly what anti-gang detective Kataoka has been looking for, as the police force prepares a full-scale crackdown.

Kataoka wants start a war between Sanno and the neighboring Hanabishi crime family in the hopes that they destroy each other. His trump card is Otomo (Kitano) – the rumored-dead boss of a defunct family that was destroyed by the Sanno, who has just been released from prison. Otomo wants to retire from a life of crime, but finds himself drawn back in through Kataoka’s manipulations as the Sanno and Hanabishi clans teeter on the brink of an all-out war.

Thankfully the film will be rated R
 For more info:

Magnolia Pictures will release BEYOND OUTRAGE on iTunes/On Demand November 28, 2013 and in theaters January 3, 2014.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Escape Plan videos

With Escape Plan coming to US Theatres on October 18th 2013 Sly and Arnie have been doing the rounds and giving some interviews. Here are those videos below!

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