Inhuman monsters who kidnap young women for the purposes of human trafficking have families too. And, it turns out, they're just as inhuman and monstrous. In 'Taken 2,' the father of one of the many (MANY!) men Liam Neeson killed in the pursuit of his daughter in 'Taken' swears vengeance. "I don't care what he did," he tells Neeson's Brian Mills when they finally meet. "I'll never see his face again, or hear his voice again." Yes, that sweet angelic voice, no doubt cooing something about how he wants that new sex slaves' manacles tightened before she tries to escape again.
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It seemed that after 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' the sequel to the James Franco-starring 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' set a release date for May 23, 2014, the entire production fell into a short bit of chaos. Rupert Wyatt, who was originally pegged to direct the film, gave up the gig presumably in favor of 'Agent 13,' starring Charlize Theron. Thankfully, 20th Century Fox built up a shortlist of directors, and they've finally selected 'Cloverfield' helmer Matt Reeves to step in.
We want nothing more to fall in love with Ang Lee's movie adaptation of the 'Life of Pi.' The latest trailers and images dolled out to help promote the film are simply stunning to look at, and everyone seems to be hoping that the final product will match our preconceived expectations. Now, thanks to some early reviews and reactions coming in from the 'Life of Pi' debut at the 2012 New York Film Festival, we finally have some clue whether to expect the best or the worst from the theatrical release on November 21, 2012.
Comic books have pretty much dominated the movie world with fun-to-watch (if not incredible) film adaptations of the X-Men, Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Spider-Man and Fantastic Four story lines, to name just a few. Marvel Studios is currently in the middle of a renaissance of sorts when its box office hit 'The Avengers' becoming one of the top movies of summer 2012, thereby making the branched-off movies ('Iron Man,' 'Captain America,' 'Thor,' 'The Hulk') equally epic.
While Marvel is focusing now on the upcoming 'The Avengers 2,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and all the various sequels of the individual Avenger members, 20th Century Fox has some plans of its own. The studio has decided to bring on board comic book writer and 'Kick-Ass 2' creator Mark Millar as creative consultant for all the upcoming Marvel-adapted movies.
And yet another young adult novel about a dystopian future gets an adaptation -- this time, it's James Dashner's 'The Maze Runner' over at 20th Century Fox, and it looks like Wes Ball has been chosen to direct.
When we reported earlier today that Joe Carnahan's attempt to reboot 'Daredevil' was rejected, it seemed likely that the property -- which was controlled by 20th Century Fox -- would fall back into the hands of Marvel. With so little time left on the clock, that's exactly what's happening.
No way, dude! Gerard Butler just totally got paid to hang out at the ocean all day. Whoa. The Butster recently shot 'Chasing Mavericks' and now there's a brand new trailer out for the movie where Gerard Butler surfs and acts and acts like he's surfing.
In news that will surely rock the very foundation of Tinseltown, a writer/director/producer type is going to make a big screen movie based off of a property from something called a "graphic novel."