For eight perfectly normal people, on perfectly normal days, life was upended. They were kidnapped – by Somali pirates; by rebels; by terrorists… – and held for ransom. If the ransom wasn’t paid they would die.
Doug Liman’s documentary, Captive, ‘examines the most challenging hostage situations of our times, from the highest-profile cases to those kept hidden from the public.’
Captive premieres on Netflix on December 9th. The incredibly intense trailer follows the break.
What would you get if you blended Groundhog Day with military sci-fi of the alien invasion variety? First you’d get the Japanese novel, All You Need is Kill, then you’d get the westernized Tom Cruise vehicle, Edge of Tomorrow (which would have kept its unique, imaginative, original title instead of its current, homogenized one if the movie wasn’t PG-rated).
Warner Brothers and village Roadshow have released an extended trailer for Edge of Tomorrow – the Doug Liman/Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt movie that combines military sci-fi with Groundhog Day to create an unusually rich spectacle. It contains a ton of new footage and looks amazing.
Check it out after the jump. Edge of Tomorrow marches into theaters on June 6th.
Warner Brothers has released the first trailer for the new Tom Cruise action movie, Edge of Tomorrow. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise), who has never seen a day of battle, finds himself dropped into a crucial battle against an invading alien force. He dies. Then, somehow, he’s back, in a time loop – and aware of what’s happening. But he’s not alone – Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) is also in the loop and undertakes training him.
Think of it as Groundhog Day on a battlefield – but the piano teacher is in the loop and it’s directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith). Edge of Tomorrow is in theaters on June 6, 2014. Check out the trailer after the jump.
USA Network has announced a drama development slate of nine titles, powered by some seriously talented creators. From Horizon – a period genre piece from Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, to The Arrangement – an expansion of an Elmore Leonard story from Numb3rs creators Cheryl Heuton, and one of two titles – the other being Bank – executive produced by Doug Limon and David Bartis (Covert Affairs), to Complications – a quasi medical drama from Burn Notice’s Matt Nix – the network is investing in proven creators with interesting ideas.
Check out the complete list of nine shows in development by following the jump.
As you might expect from executive producer Doug Liman, USA’s new series, Covert Affairs [Tuesdays, 10/9C], is a high-tempo ride that somehow manages to maintain a solid balance between character and action. Premiering after White Collar’s second season opener, Affairs introduces rookie CIA agent Annie Walker [Piper Perabo] – a gung ho trainee who is smart, uniquely attractive, speaks six languages and knows a fair amount of Krav Maga.
When USA’s Covert Affairs [Tuesdays, 10/9C] premieres on July 13th, it will mark the beginning of what should be a long and fruitful partnership between series executive producer Doug Liman [The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The OC] and the network. Liman took time out of his busy schedule to participate in a teleconference Q&A session to discuss his new series.
USA’s latest riff on an underserved TV genre is Covert Affairs [premieres Tuesday, July 13th] from Executive Producers Doug Liman [The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The OC] and Dave Bartis [The OC] – a fast-paced, relatively lighthearted action/adventure series set in the world of espionage.
Peter Gallagher [The OC, Californication], featured as Andrew Campbell, Director of Clandestine Affairs, chatted with a number of bloggers/journalists about the series.