By the sounds of it, War Party could be the title of a fun satire that parodies war movie cliches. Or it could be a black comedy where Tom Hardy plays the owner of a small party supplies store that suffers once the locals start buying their birthday and baby shower decorations on Amazon. But War Party, a new project purchased by Netflix for seven figures, is neither of those things – one can dream! – but a historical film about Navy SEALs.
Tom Hardy successfully mumbled his way through a bonkers first season of FX and The BBC’s Taboo, so why not a second? Yes, James Keziah Delaney (and his hat) will be back for a second round, and no sister is safe.
Last month, it was announced that Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum were in talks to team up for Triple Frontier, a film set in the crime-ridden border zone between three South American countries. It looks like they’re not only both a done deal, they’re also getting a third member to round out the cast: Moonlight and Luke Cage star and recent SAG Award winner Mahershala Ali.
While all the parkour in the world couldn’t save Assassin’s Creed from pretty low returns at the box office, Ubisoft is moving forward with its next potential franchise-starter video game movie. Splinter Cell, based on the series of games and novels about a black-ops agent in a fictional NSA subdivision, is considered one of Ubisoft’s flagship franchises, along with Assassin’s Creed, and way back in 2012 Tom Hardy signed on to play protagonist Sam Fisher in the movie. It’s been a while since we’ve heard news about the movie, but it look like Ubisoft is moving ahead with production. One of the producers, Basil Iwanek, says that they’re going for a totally original action film that’s less of a video game movie and more of a high-octane thriller.
We all got ourselves into a bit of a tizzy last fall when it looked like Daniel Craig might step down from playing James Bond, or that he was thinking about stepping down, or that he was maybe offered a lot of money to stay, or a number of other rumors that turned out to be unfounded. Many still speculated about who would take his place, which led to countless interviews where it seemed every British actor was getting the question. Recently, when asked whether he’d like to step into 007’s shoes, Tom Hardy had another suggestion.
It’s January 2017, the start of a new year full of promising movies and movie news, not the least of which is today’s announcement that Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum are both circling a project from Paramount titled Triple Frontier.
FX and Tom Hardy’s Taboo will need all the trailers and footage it can get for audience to make any sense of its concept, though “sense” is nowhere to be found in the first official clip. Watch Hardy give some good crazy in an effort to reclaim a brothel, as we get closer to the Ridley Scott miniseries’ January 2017 premiere.
If you’ve managed to catch any of Tom Hardy’s straitjacket-worthy Taboo trailers, you know FX has lost a few marbles over the star-studded Ridley Scott miniseries. That said, at least we know when our descent into madness will begin with a January 2017 premiere, and a brand-new trailer at that.
Man, it must be nice to be Josh Trank. OK, so you’ve only ever directed two feature films before. Fine, Fantastic Four was such a bust that it caused studio executives to publicly attack you in the media. And yeah, your short tenure as a Star Wars director ended with you walking away from the franchise in favor of more personal projects. For many filmmakers, any of those three things would be enough to cross your name off the financing shortlist for future projects. But Josh Trank just takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’.
If you thought American Horror Story promos were bats— crazy, Tom Hardy has something seriously Taboo to show you. FX has come up with not one, but four new promos of the star-studded Ridley Scott miniseries, and they’re … uh … well, the word “nightmaresplosion” comes to mind.