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Doug Liman (right) at the lens on the set of EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014)
The process of Fox's live-action Gambit movie has so far been very frustrating as it's one of the more deserving properties for film in the wake of well over a decade of X-Men movies. It's been a little over a month since Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt left the forthcoming Marvel adaptation, a daunting update at the time for fans with actor Channing Tatum and actress Spectre co-star Lea Seydoux tapped to star.
So what's happening now? Well, IGN came across a few tidbits from Deadline and The Wrap that the production is currently courting Doug Liman to sit the director's chair. Liman is currently directing Tom Cruise's newest, Mena, following the huge cult success of the live-action manga, Edge Of Tomorrow, which has since left its fanbase demanding what feels as a likely sequel should the momentum stay on course.
The topic of Liman's possible addition came when Fleming Jr. drew a point retorting Bart in Deadline regarding actress Jennifer Lawrence's essay on Lenny Letter regarding equal pay wherein the former also discussed actress Emily Blunt's return in Liman's hopeful Edge Of Tomorrow sequel along with Gambit.
Josh Zetumer wrote the script for the film while further casting details remain pending. As it stands, the film is arriving in 354 days, in which case, either filming starts REALLY soon, or the film could likely end up near the far end of next year or somewhere in early 2017.
Making a film of any kind takes some seriously hard work, especially one that pushes boundaries. I've never been in an editing booth, although I can imagine the tediousness that comes with putting together a project that can be physically and mentally demanding on its face. Throw in the bread and butter of special visual effects and although your time is your own, you're ultimately on a whole other battlefield. It's an emotion that's understandable for want of being a creative and to be able to share it with audiences. After all you've been through in life until now and investing a heavy portion of your time and energy on a project like Black Lightning: Tobias's Revenge, actor and filmmaker Choice Skinner is more than qualified on the matter after winning Best Fan Film at the Urban Action Showcase and Expo last November.
"The team and I were honored to have been selected and screened at such a prestigious event." says Skinner before giving praise to the…
Welp... it's been a less than ceremonious weekend for me. Being sick didn't help much for want of seeing Black Panther (guess who is avoiding Facebook to abstain from spoilers!), but it did give me a chance to do some important work for the site.
Ultimately, that includes introducing the week's entries for The Hit List now online and with none other than stuntwoman Tally Rodin getting our stunt playlist off to an explosive start. Following that are reels by Aidan Kennedy, Ronnie Shalvis, Nilo Ghajar-Williams, Thomas Lorber and a parkour jam sesh hosted by 3Run. Rounding it all out are Daniel Bodlák, Marco Falcone, Emily Tung, Jae Greene, Rebecca Ahn and Robin Calvo.
Making the trailer rounds this week we now have a look at an upcoming project over at the Lunar Stunts channel with Cabine Mortelle. Plot details are nil but the teaser itself is really all you need to figure it out as it somehow leads to some fantastic fight scenery among our cast listing Allen Quindiagan, Pa…
The days of video stores are long behind us, as are the days of distributors throwing literally EVERYTHING at the booming DVD market. In those halcyon days, independent distributors were lining up to partner with (see: take advantage of) indie filmmakers and help chains like Blockbuster and Hollywood Video fill the gaps in their shelves between big Hollywood releases. For those of us brave enough to wade through this swamp of content, the occasional diamonds felt like a gift from god.
For every 10 unmitigated disasters, there was a gem like Mean Guns or Extreme Heist to incentivize further exploration. Sadly those days are lost to time; a fading piece of nostalgia that older millennials will lament to future generations. But maybe those days aren't totally lost. The torch of obscure video store treasures may have been passed to an unlikely new champion... Amazon Prime!
From the beginning, Amazon Prime felt grittier than the other big dog of streaming, Netflix. It was a bit more …