Harrison Ford Injured In Plane Crash Landing

News is streaming in that Harrison Ford was injured in a plane crash this afternoon when he crash landed on a golf course in Venice, California.
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Bruce Willis to Star in Stephen King’s ‘Misery’ on Broadway

Bruce Willis will play an author who is held hostage by his biggest fan in a Broadway stage adaptation of Stephen Kings Misery.

Mar 5, 2015 by Brian Gallagher

Stephen King’s 1987 novel Misery, which was adapted into the hit 1990 movie, will be turned into a new play, with Bruce Willis set to make his Broadway debut alongside theater favorite Elizabeth Marvel. Bruce Willis will play novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by a nurse named Annie Wilkes (Elizabeth Marvel), who just happens to be the author’s biggest fan. Kathy Bates won an Oscar for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes in the feature adaptation, which also starred James Caan as Paul Sheldon.

William Goldman, who wrote the feature screenplay adaptation, is writing the script for this play, which will be directed by Will Frears. The director previously staged the world premiere of his Misery stage adaptation in 2012 at the Bucks County Playhouse. Johanna Day and Daniel Gerroll starred as Annie and Paul in that production.

The play is being produced by Warner Bros. Theater Ventures’ Mark Kaufman, Castle Rock Entertainment’s Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer, along with Raymond Wu. The play will open in a limited run sometime in the fall of 2015. This is just the latest movie-to-stage production mounted by Warner Bros. Theater Ventures, which has also put on stage adaptations of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and others in the works such as Dave and Beetlejuice.

On the big screen, Bruce Willis recently starred in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Vice. He will next be seen in Rock the Kasbah, Extraction and Wake. Would you be interested in a night at the theater to see Bruce Willis as Paul Sheldon in Misery? Let us know what you think below.

Misery was released November 30th, 1990 and stars James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, Lauren Bacall, Graham Jarvis, Clayton Moore, Thomas Brunelle. The film is directed by Rob Reiner.

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‘Furious 7′ Poster; Extended First Look Coming Tonight

Mar 5, 2015 by B. Alan Orange

Universal Pictures and USA Network are teaming up to promote the high-octane action-thriller Furious 7 by debuting a new extended first look during the series premiere of the upcoming event series Dig tonight, March 5. In anticipation of this sneak peek featuring star Vin Diesel, Universal has released a new poster. The one-sheet shows one of the film’s most exciting action sequences, as Dom’s team descend from the back of an airplane…In their cars!

After defeating Owen Shaw and his crew, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew are able to return to the United States and live normal lives again as they had wanted. However, Owen’s older brother, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), is after Dom and his crew, seeking revenge for his brother’s death and putting the entire crew in danger once more. After learning of Han’s death, the crew sets out to find the man who killed one of their own, before he finds them first.

Will you tune in to the Dig premiere tonight so you can check out the first clip from Furious 7? Check out the exciting new poster. Then stay tuned for more from this action-packed thrill ride, which rides into theaters nationwide April 3. The extended first look will be here shortly after 8:00 pm PST!

Fast Furious 7 poster

Furious 7 comes to theaters April 3rd, 2015 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Kurt Russell, Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black. The film is directed by James Wan.

Dig episode 1.1, “Pilot” stars Jason Isaacs, Anne Heche, Lauren Ambrose, Carlo Armendariz, Angela Bettis, Derek Blakeney, Rich Chavez, David Costabile} and is directed by S.J. Clarkson}.

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‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Director Takes on Disney’s ‘Overnight’

Jared Hess has signed on to direct Overnight at 42nd Street, about a father and son who spend the night in a toy store.

Mar 5, 2015 by Brian Gallagher

Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess has signed on to direct Overnight at 42nd Street, which was formerly known as Overnight. Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine 2) became attached to direct the project in June 2014, but it appears he is no longer involved at this time. Will Ferrell was also attached to star at one point, when his company Gary Sanchez Productions was set to produce, but he isn’t involved at this time either.

The story centers on a recently-divorced father and son who win the opportunity to spend the night in a toy store, reminiscent of FAO Schwartz. While trying to patch up his relationship with his son, the father must also try to defuse a hostage situation that develops at the store. The plot is described as Home Alone set in a toy store. Disney is looking to cast both the father and son before moving forward with the production.

Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street, The Kitchen Sink) wrote the screenplay, with Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur producing. It isn’t known when production may begin at this time. Jared Hess’ latest film Don Verdean was acquired for distribution by Lionsgate at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The filmmaker is also in post-production on the heist comedy Masterminds, which stars Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis.

Overnight at 42nd Street comes to theaters in 2015. The film is directed by Jared Hess.

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Harrison Ford Seriously Injured in Plane Crash

Star Wars star Harrison Ford is in serious condition at an L.A. hospital after he crash-landed a small plane earlier today.

Mar 5, 2015 by Brian Gallagher

Harrison Ford, who reprises his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens later this year, is in serious condition at a local Los Angeles hospital after he suffered multiple head injuries in a plane crash earlier today. The actor, a longtime and avid pilot, was flying a vintage two-seat plane today, when something apparently went wrong and he crash-landed at the Penmar Golf Course in Mar Vista, California. The actor did walk away from the crash, but suffered multiple head injuries, and was treated by two doctors who happened to be on the golf course, until emergency personnel arrived and transported him to a nearby hospital.

The actor has crashed multiple planes in the past, escaping with minimal injuries. TMZ reports the actor suffered “multiple gashes to the head and was bleeding” after the crash. Harrison Ford was the only person aboard the plane when it crashed. Here’s what Howard Tabe, an employee at the Penmar Golf Course, told NBC News about the crash.

“There was blood all over his face … Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him. I helped put a blanket under his hip.”

Sources first described the actor’s injuries as “critical,” but NBC News’ sources stressed that his injuries “are better characterized as serious, including lacerations to the head and possible fractures.” The crash happened at approximately 2:25 PM, shortly after the plane took off from the Santa Monica Airport, according to Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration. We’ll keep you posted with more news on Harrison Ford’s condition, and you can take a look at a photo of his crashed plane below.

That is a definitely a plane in front of the 8th green at Penmar in Venice. Pilot allegedly walked away. Wow.

— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) March 5, 2015

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‘Dredd 2′ Producer Explains How to Get a Sequel Made

You have probably heard a lot about producer Adi Shankar over the past few weeks, after he released two new short films from his “Bootleg Universe,” Power/Rangers and the 007 adventure In Service of Nothing. What you may not know is Adi Shankar has produced a number of major Hollywood movies, such as Machine Gun Preacher,The Grey, Killing Them Softly, Lone Survivor and last year’s A Walk Among the Tombstones. Out of all of his movies, though, 2012′s Dredd 3D remains the one that fans desperately want a sequel for. And now he is here to tell us how this can happen.

We’ve heard plenty of talk abut Dredd 2 over the past few years, with the fans even putting together an online petition to drum up support, which received over 100,000 signatures. Unfortunately, while Dredd 3D was a critical hit, it failed at the box office, taking in just $13.4 million domestically and $35.6 million worldwide. Yesterday, Adi Shankar posted a video on his YouTube page, where he lists the things that need to happen, in order for Dredd 2 to get made.

“For Dredd 2 to happen, two things need to happen. One, all of the distributors from the international territories need to re-acquire the film. Two, we need to get a U.S. distributor, Lionsgate, or somebody else, and that’s not something I’m concerned about. At it’s previous budget level, Dredd lost almost every distributor money, so there are only three options, as I see it. One, lower the f—ing budget. Maybe Dredd 2 is found footage? I don’t know. I wouldn’t watch it, but maybe it’s found footage. Two, bring out a filmmaker who would really move the needle, someone like David Fincher. But that’s not realistic. That’s not going to happen, because filmmakers who would move the needle aren’t in the business of directing sequels to someone else’s franchise. That’s just now how it works. Three, a movie star. Maybe we pair (Dredd 3D star) Karl Urban with another movie star who boosts the value of the film. Maybe we get The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) in and save the franchise, because The Rock saves everybody’s franchises.”

Sounds simple, right? It would likely be far more simple if Dredd 3D would have pulled in much more money at the box office, both domestically and internationally, but that didn’t happen. With that being said, if Adi Shankar was somehow able to convince Dwayne Johnson to star in Dredd 2, it would certainly do wonders to ease financiers concerns about the box office potential for the sequel. Adi Shankar does have a point about Dwayne Johnson “saving” franchises, since he brought both the Fast & Furious and G.I. Joe franchises to new heights after signing on. Would you like to see Dwayne Johnson star alongside Karl Urban in Dredd 2? Do you think there’s any chance that could happen? Chime in with your thoughts below, and take a look at Adi Shankar’s six-minute video where he breaks down film financing models below.

Dredd 2 is in development and stars Karl Urban.


‘Evil Dead’ Star Jane Levy Joins Action Thriller ‘Bushwick’

Jane Levy will play a young Brooklyn woman who suddenly finds her neighborhood under attack in the action-thriller Bushwick.

Mar 5, 2015 by Brian Gallagher

Jane Levy (Suburgatory, Evil Dead) has been cast to star in the action thriller Bushwick. The film tells the story of twenty-year-old Lucy (Levy), who emerges from a Brooklyn subway to find her neighborhood under attack. Lucy decides to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick – littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin – in order to get home and be reunited with her grandmother.

Levy will next be seen in Paramount’s Monster Trucks in December 2015. She starred in the 2013 box office hit Evil Dead and is well known for her role as Tessa Altman on ABC’s Suburgatory. Bushwick will be directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott. The directing duo are best known for their popular Sundance title Cooties, which stars Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill and Jack McBrayer. Cooties will be released by Lionsgate this year.

Bushwick was written by Nick Damici (Cold in July) and Graham Reznick, and will be produced by Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films and Adam Folk of Bullet Pictures. The film is scheduled to go into production in New York in early summer, with WME Global co-repping U.S. sales with XYZ. Here’s what XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin had to say in a statement.

“We are thrilled to finally be able to bring Cary and Jon‘s vision to life. Their creative instincts are spot on and Jane is absolutely perfect for the role.”

Producer Adam Folk also issued his own statement.

Cary and Jon are extremely talented and creative directors and came up with an amazing concept with Bushwick. I’m thrilled to be working with XYZ to make it into an even more amazing movie.”

Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott also offered their own joint statement.

We have been passionately developing this movie for six years. At its core, the film is a very simple story about a relationship, but there are some larger themes that we are addressing as well. Jane is such a tremendous actress; we’ve been a fan of her for years. She is fearless and brings depth and nuance to the characters she plays. We are extremely lucky to have her on board.”

Bushwick comes to theaters in 2016 and stars Jane Levy. The film is directed by Cary Murnion, Jonathan Milott.

Sources: XYZ Films

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‘Cymbeline’ Penn Badgley Character Poster

Mar 5, 2015 by Brian Gallagher

The March 13 theatrical and VOD release is rapidly approaching for Lionsgate’s Cymbeline, which was briefly known as Anarchy when the new trailer debuted in January. To get fans ready for the release, we have a character card for Penn Badgley’s Posthumus. While this is based on William Shakespeare’s classic play, this modern-day retelling is far more gritty and explosive than the source material.

Academy Award nominees Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor, Boyhood, 2014) and Ed Harris (Best Actor, Pollock, 2000) lead a powerhouse cast including Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin, with Bill Pullman and Delroy Lindo in a gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang. When extortion, betrayal, and fiery passions threaten his criminal empire, a drug kingpin (Harris) is driven to desperate measures in this explosive, modern retelling of Shakespeare‘s timeless play.

Cymbeline is directed by Michael Almereyda, who has already put a different spin on Shakespeare‘s Hamlet with his 2000 adaptation that starred Ethan Hawke. Do you think this modern-day take on Shakespeare will hit it big at the box office? Chime in with your thoughts after checking out the character card featuring Penn Badgley’s Posthumus below We also have the latest trailer in case you missed it:

Cymbeline Poster

Cymbeline comes to theaters March 13th, 2015 and stars Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Penn Badgley, Milla Jovovich, Anton Yelchin, Dakota Johnson, John Leguizamo. The film is directed by Michael Almereyda.

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