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'Sons Of Anarchy' Star Charlie Hunnam Lands KING ARTHUR Lead
Despite all current hopes for a third installment to the Sherlock Holmes franchise, instead, director Guy Ritchie will instead be working under Warner Bros. on the forthcoming production of a new six-film saga for King Arthur. The initial report came back in April, just a decade after director Antoine Fuqua released his own cinematic take on the legendary British king back in 2004 with actor Clive Owen in the lead.
An attempted reboot from Warner Bros. went through several transitions starting in 2010 with different actors, screenwriters and directors ever since. Four years later with Ritchie set to direct from a script by Awake (2007) scribe Joby Harold and producers Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell attached, Deadline brings the official first casting news for actor Charlie Hunnam in the title role.
Hunnam's casting comes on the heels of a possible return for Legendary Pictures' April 7, 2017 for director Guillermo del Toro's Jaeger/Kaiju war sequel, Pacific Rim 2, following an awesome announcement back in June. The news also arrived just in time as the seventh and final season of the FX original series, Sons Of Anarchy debuted its latest trailer for its start date on September 9.
Check it out below and stay tuned for more info on Pacific Rim 2, as well as King Arthur ahead of its July 22, 2016 release!
The past three years saw plenty of fluctuating news and updates surrounding The Expendables, The ExpendaBelles and as recently as this month, a forthcoming reboot of Hellboy. All three are housed at Millenium Films for which its founder recently sold 51% of his stake in the company for $100 million dollars, and this week, Avi Lerner sat down with THR to discuss the nature of his sale with respect to his career and the current film climate and landscape in which a company like Netflix has dominated in snatching up independent titles at the film markets, among other things.
Going forward in the interview, Lerner also revived talk of the aforementioned titles; A fourth film in the Expendables franchise had been long in the works following the intial trilogy which gave moviegoers The Expendables 3 in 2014. In March, Stallone left the franchise altogether as he did with Rambo last year, and has since moved on to other projects, including a second installment and likely third for the Escap…
Welp, it was to be expected. And it could be a good thing too with the current development of an Indian remake of muscle-bound action movie classic, Rambo, with Bollywood action star, actor and martial artist Tiger Shroff starring. Bang Bang! helmer Siddharth Anand will direct the film with the involvement of M! Capital Ventures, Original Entertainment, Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures.
via THR: The Indian Rambo will follow the last surviving member of an elite covert unit of the Indian Armed Forces who returns home to discover a war waging in his own land. Forced into the dangerous jungles and frozen mountains of the Himalayas, he unleashes mayhem and destruction, becoming the unstoppable machine he was trained to be.
The original film takes its cues from David Morrell's 1977 novel, "First Blood", lending a young Sylvester Stallone what would become one of the actor's most memorable, and incidentally iconic action movie franchises in the genre's history…
Action star and actor Wu Jing's Wolf Warrior was a box office hit in 2015. Going forward, it was anyone's guess what a sequel would entail until it was made clear early last year that a follow-up would come packaged with some major Hollywood muscle.
That element fashions itself accordingly in the wake of our first official full trailer for Wolf Warrior 2 with Wu front and centers as he faces off with more enemies in a fictitious war-torn African setting. Newly added are Wu's Legendary Assassin cohort Celina Jade, as well as Kingdom series star and Captain America 2 & 3 co-star, actor Frank Grillo, actors Han Geng and Gang Wu.
Rounding out the cast is, well... a montage of gun battles, explosions, close-ups, more tanks, even more tanks, slo-mo bullet animation, AC/DC, Wu Jing kicking ass and chewing out a few English words, intense stare-downs, hugging, and just a little bit of propaganda to bookend. This trailer, for the most part, sells it all in spades.
Check it out…