As much as the thought of an American remake of Chan-wook Park's 'Oldboy' makes our skin crawl, we can't help but remain interested in this project. Sure, the very concept sounds like a train wreck on paper, but when you put a virtuoso like Spike Lee in the director's seat and actors like Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley and Elizabeth Olsen in front of the camera, you've gone and got our attention. The lastest news has only further piqued our interest: Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast.
Samuel L. Jackson
NBC is catching a lot of flack in the media and on Twitter (where the #NBCFail hashtag is consistently trending) for their coverage of The Games of the XXX Olympiad (as Bob Costas repeatedly reminds us it is to be called). But w
'Django Unchained' is already ramping up its marketing campaign despite not hitting theaters until Christmas. Last night during the BET Awards, Quentin Tarantino and The Weinstein Co. debuted an extended :60 TV spot for the film with some new footage (including new looks at Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson).
In a recent profile for the New York Times Magazine, Samuel L. Jackson was asked about his many movies and the frequent proclamations that he is both the busiest actor on the planet and the highest-grossing actor in history (the latter of which is backed up by the Guinness Book of World Records). In response, Jackson responded, "I get paid all day, every day."
That seems to be the only explanation Jackson has for taking such varied film roles from the wildly successful to the WTF. Such is the case this very weekend when Jackson stars in two films hitting theaters. One - 'The Avengers' - a film you can't stop hearing about and another - 'Meeting Evil' - a film you've probably never heard of.
While 'The Avengers' opens this weekend in over 4,000 theaters, Jackson's other film, 'Meeting Evil' will open in just one.
Celebrity personal assistants are surely sweating bullets after seeing Apple's latest Siri ad, in which Zooey Deschanel and Samuel L. Jackson are seen consulting the monotone oracle on mundane tasks like ordering tomato soup, tracking down organic mushrooms and confirming that the water falling from the sky is indeed rain.
Somewhere, Samuel L. Jackson is dropping a steady stream of MF-er bombs.
That’s because an actual snake was found on a plane flying over Australia. And while Jackson wasn’t needed to dispatch the lethal stowaways, the pilot did say he was justifiably spooked.
'The Avengers' has a release date of May 4 - close to a month away - so prepare to be bombarded with more images, product-placements, commercials and toys than ever before. Though the film should perform well regardless, it's still a make or break picture for Marvel Studios, and the film they have been building toward for at least five years, cinematically speaking. Here are some images of making that dream come true, including this one of Jeremy Renner performing in front of a green screen.