Otto Bathurst’s Robin Hood aims to out-Ritchie Guy Ritchie in this weirdly familiar take on Robin Hood – weird because it emulates Ritchie’s directing style; is influenced more than a little by Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins; Irish leading lady Eve Hewson sounds very American, and, like Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger, it’s a bit of a mess but still a fun ride.
Plus, machine gun crossbows; ninja-like moves and slow-mo archery.
Turner today announced M.D. Live (working title), the first live, non-fiction series that taps into the worldwide phenomenon of medical crowdsourcing.
The two-hour weekly event set to premiere in 2019 will feature patients battling various ailments that are undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or uncured – seeking help from a panel of doctors and medical crowdsourcing.
TNT has ordered 10 episodes of the series from Lionsgate Television.
Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor is inspired – from its Saul Bass-like question mark poster (above) to its double and triplecrosses – by the breezy sophisticated mystery-thrillers of the ‘60s and early ‘70s.
‘Five days ago, Emily went missing. I’m realizing I don’t know her as well as I thought I did,’ Mommy vlogger Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) – who is trying to find out what happened to her best friend (Blake Lively) in A Simple Favor.
I’m not sure exactly what elements of the trailer sparked the thought, but does it make the film seem very Hitchcockian.
A Simple Favor – directed by Paul Feig – opens on September 18th.
A kid finds something that looks like a futuristic gun in a ruined building; his adoptive brother – fresh out of jail – finds himself on the run from a criminal boss, and the creators of the gun are determined to get it back.
That’s Kin in a nutshell – check out the trailer below.
Kin stars Myles Truitt (the kid), Jack Reynor (the brother) and James Franco (the criminal) and will be in theaters on August 31st.
We’re entering the dog days of summer and the last of the summer blockbusters has opened (or maybe closed – it’s been that kind of summer). Into that void comes The Hitman’s Bodyguard – a movie that would be a B-movie if not for its high powered leads.
After his Triple-A rated protection agency goes ‘Pffft!’ following losing a client, Michael Bryce (the world’s top bodyguard) gets a major gig shepherding Darius Kincaid (the world’s top hitman) to the World Court in The Hague. Things do not go smoothly.
Lionsgate and Liberty global are partnering to produce a new supernatural series from Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer for Starz.
The Rook follows ‘a young woman pursued by shadowy paranormal adversaries while grappling with extraordinary abilities of her own.’
The series will air on the STARZ platform in the U.S. beginning next year. At the same time, Liberty Global will feature the series exclusively on demand across its footprint in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Lionsgate will distribute the series worldwide.