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‘RPG: Real Playing Game’ Trailer with Rutger Hauer | EXCLUSIVE

Jan 6, 2015 by B. Alan Orange

Rutger Hauer sets out to relive his glory days in the new sci-fi action thriller RPG: Real Playing Game. The cult icon takes on the role of a dying millionaire who discovers a way to reverse the aging process in this unique twist on the fountain of youth fairytale from writers and directors Tino Navarro and David Rebordão. We have an exclusive look at RPG with both the trailer and the new poster.

In a future not too far away, Steve Battier (Rutger Hauer), an elderly, terminally ill multi-millionaire, accepts the offer of a company, RPG, that in exchange for a high monetary sum, provides a very select group of clientèle the chance to be young again. For 10 hours, 10 millionaires from around the world, men and women of fame and power, are transferred to attractive and healthy younger bodies, to live in a world of temporary rejuvenation, in a game of real thrills, where every hour someone must die. After returning to the body of a man of 23 years, enjoying the pleasures of sex, and experiencing the adrenaline of violence and power over life and death, Steve is willing to do anything to stay young forever…But what we may have experienced is not always what appears to be.

Watch as Rutger Hauer pays the ultimate price for an unobtainable life in RPG: Real Playing Game. The film is being released on DVD and VOD February 10, and is a must-see for any true Rutger Hauer fan! There are ten players, but only one surviver…Will he be one of them?

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RPG: Real Playing Game will be released February 10th, 2015 and stars Cian Barry, Alix Wilton Regan, Nik Xhelilaj, Pedro Granger, Christopher Goh, Genevieve Capovilla, Dafne Fernández, Reuben-Henry Biggs. The film is directed by Tino Navarro, David Rebordão.

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Jim Mickle to Direct Esperanza for Legendary Pictures

Jim Mickle to direct Esperanza for Legendary PicturesLegendary Pictures has closed a deal for Jim Mickle to direct the upcoming film Esperanza, based on the book by John N. Maclean with a script by Sean O’Keefe. Legendary’s Alex Hedlund will oversee the project.  

Set against the backdrop of one of the most fire-prone areas in the world, Esperanza is the true story of a Spartan culture of firefighters battling the ‘perfect storm’ of wildfires.

Mickle’s most recent credits include Cold in July, a sensation at 2014 Cannes Director’s Fortnight and 2014 Sundance, 2013 Sundance and Cannes Fortnight nominee We Are What We Are and creator, co-writer, EP and director of “Hap and Leonard,” which was recently sold to SundanceTV and set to premiere in 2016.

Sean O’Keefe is currently writing the remake of The Escapist, which is set up at Studio Canal with Rupert Wyatt producing and Liam Neeson attached to star. He has Riders on the Storm at Fox with Davis Entertainment, and Joe Roth and Mir Bahmanyar are producing his 2012 Black List project The Paper Man.

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Matt Damon ‘Bourne’ Sequel Gets a New Release Date

Jan 6, 2015 by Brian Gallagher

Universal Pictures has pushed its Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel back two weeks from July 15, 2016 to July 29, 2016. The release shift comes in response to 20th Century Fox moving Planet of the Apes 3 out of the July 29, 2016 date and into the summer of 2017. As of now, the Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel is only going up against the 20th Century Fox comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

We reported back in September that Matt Damon is reuniting with The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass for a new Jason Bourne sequel. Nothing is known about the story at this point, and it isn’t clear if there is even a screenwriter attached, but Matt Damon confirmed in November that the project will be released in 2016. The sequel must be moving along smoothly, though, for Universal to only push the sequel back two weeks.

Frank Marshall, Jeffrey Reiner and Gregory Goodman are producing the sequel alongside Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass. What remains unclear is how the Untitled Jeremy Renner Bourne Sequel fits in. That sequel was originally slated for release in 2016, but was eventually put on the back burner once Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass came back. Jeremy Renner played Treadstone operative Aaron Cross in 2012′s The Bourne Legacy, but it isn’t known when the Untitled Jeremy Renner Bourne Sequel may go into production.

Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel comes to theaters July 29th, 2016 and stars Matt Damon. The film is directed by Paul Greengrass.

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First Look at Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots in Frank & Lola

Great Point Media, in association with The Supply Company, Parts and Labor, Lola Pictures, Killer Content and Preferred Content, have announced that principal photography has wrapped in Las Vegas on writer and director Matthew Ross’s feature film directorial debut, the romantic thriller Frank & Lola. The 2015 release stars Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots, Michael Nyqvist, Justin Long, and Rosanna Arquette.

John Baker, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen and Chris Ramirez are producing. Executive producers are Robert Halmi Jr., Jim Reeve, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa and Kevin Iwashina.

On Halloween night, Frank (Shannon), a chef in a Las Vegas restaurant, falls in love with Lola (Poots), a new girl in town. But Lola proves to be as mysterious as she is beautiful—a dangerous recipe. For Frank, love is the first step to obsession, which leads to betrayal, and ultimately to a pursuit half way round the world—from one City of Lights to another, Vegas to Paris—in search of revenge.

Matthew Ross’s short films such as Lola and Red Angel have screened at numerous festivals, including Slamdance, Tribeca and Woodstock. He also wrote and directed the viral short Inspired by Bret Easton Ellis, has worked as a story consultant on Larry David’s hit HBO show “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and has written for Playboy, Variety and other publications.

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Henry Cavill Hijacks a Vespa in ‘Man from UNCLE’ Photo

Jan 6, 2015 by B. Alan Orange

It’s unclear when we’ll get our first look at The Man from U.N.C.L.E. trailer, but Warner Bros. has been keeping a steady stream of images flowing forth. Today, we get yet another new photo featuring the film’s two leads, Henry Cavill (best known as Superman in the Man of Steel series) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger). This time they’ve hijacked a Vespa, which can only mean we’re getting that rarest of action scenes: The Scooter chase!

A fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War and centers on CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

Check out the latest look at director Guy Ritchie‘s espionage thriller, which promises to be as action-packed as his version of Sherlock Holmes. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. might just become your next favorite action franchise!

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. comes to theaters August 14th, 2015 and stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris, Luca Calvani. The film is directed by Guy Ritchie.

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‘Big Hero 6′ Is Coming to DVD and Blu-ray This February

Jan 6, 2015 by Brian Gallagher

From Walt Disney Animation Studios (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph), Disney’s Big Hero 6 introduces you to a lovable robot who will change your world. Join Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit) and Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) in a comic adventure that will make your heart soar as they learn about teamwork and becoming more than you thought you could be. Disney will release Big Hero 6 on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) formats starting February 3, with the Blu-ray and DVD arriving a few weeks later on February 24.

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy adventure that introduces Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends – adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred – who transform into a band of unlikely heroes. Bring home Disney’s Big Hero 6, featuring comic-book-style action and hilarious, unforgettable characters – it’s fun for the whole family! Take a look at the bonus features and artwork below, along with a new Easter Eggs video for Big Hero 6.

Bonus Features: Digital HD/3D/SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)

  • FEAST Theatrical Short
  • The Origin Story of Big Hero 6: Hiro’s Journey (hosted by Jamie Chung, voice of Go Go Tomago) – Join the team behind the team that brought Big Hero 6 to the big screen as they travel on research trips to Tokyo and San Francisco and go behind the scenes of this epic film. Explore everything comic-book about Big Hero 6, from director Don Hall‘s passion for comics to the story’s roots in a lesser known Marvel property. We’ll talk to Marvel’s Joe Quesada and Jeph Loeb, who were consultants on the film, to learn what makes a good comic-book story, and how these devices were used to help create Disney’s Big Hero 6.
  • Big Animator 6: The Characters Behind the Characters – Join the six lead animators of Big Hero 6 as they talk about each of the characters and how they came to be the heroes they are now.
  • Deleted Scenes (intro by Directors Don Hall & Chris Williams) – Includes two alternate openings and more.
  • Big Hero Secrets (Easter Egg) – The movie is filled with Easter Eggs, and this Buzzfeed-type list piece will give you a sampling of some of the hidden treasures in the film. See if you can find this Easter Egg about Easter Eggs! (BLU-RAY ONLY)
  • Gag Animations (intro by Directors Don Hall & Chris Williams) – For fun, animators made alternate versions of scenes they were working on and threw them into the mix at review sessions. The directors will present some of these gags for the first time to the public in this piece. (DMA ONLY)
  • Beatmax – Check out some of Baymax’s greatest lines auto-tuned like you’ve never heard before. (DMA ONLY)

DVD:

  • FEAST Theatrical Short
  • Big Animator 6: The Characters Behind the Characters
  • Big Hero 6 Theatrical Teaser

Big Hero 6 Blu-ray

Big Hero 6 DVD

Big Hero 6 was released November 7th, 2014 and stars Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell. The film is directed by Don Hall, Chris Williams.

Sources: Walt Disney Animation Studios

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Next Bourne Movie Takes Planet of the Apes’ Vacated Spot

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One day after 20th Century Fox moved the next Planet of the Apes movie from a July 29, 2016 release to July 14, 2017, Universal Pictures has taken the opportunity and moved back the Untitled Next Bourne Chapter from July 15, 2016 to that July 29, 2016 date. The only other comedy on that date is Fox’s Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role as Jason Bourne in the fifth installment of Universal Pictures’ “Bourne” franchise. Acclaimed director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Captain Phillips) also returns for this much-anticipated chapter, and Frank Marshall again produces alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment. Greengrass, Damon and Greg Goodman also produce.

The action-thriller is written by Greengrass, Damon and Christopher Rouse.

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Kevin Hart & Blake Shelton to Host January Episodes of SNL

Kevin Hart2With his new comedy The Wedding Ringer arriving in theaters on January 16, comedian Kevin Hart is pulling out all the stops by hosting “Saturday Night Live” for the second time the very next night on January 17. Australian singer-songwriter Sia will perform on that episode.

NBC's "The Voice" Season 7 Red Carpet EventThe next week finds “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton pulling double duty as both host and musical guest for the January 24 episode of SNL. Shelton’s latest album, “Bringing Back the Sunshine,” debuted at # 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Produced by Lorne Michaels, “Saturday Night Live” airs Saturdays at 11:30pm/10:30c on NBC.

(Photo Credit: WENN)

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