Details regarding the upcoming Fast and Furious 9 film have been pretty scarce. So far the only thing we know is that its release datewas pushed back a year from April 19, 2019 to April 10, 2020 to make room for Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham's spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw, which is set to hit theaters on July 26, 2019. Still, the question on everyone's mind seems to be: will Johnson be in Fast and Furious 9?
Well, it turns out, Johnson doesn't know either. The actor dropped by Watch Happens Live on Thursday night to promote Skyscraper, and was asked if he was going to make an appearance in the upcoming film. "Will I be in Fast 9? I'm not quite too sure," Johnson said. "I think they're still working on that script now. So I don't know, kind of up in the air." Given his beef with costars Vin Diesel and Tyrese, it doesn't seem likely, but then again, you never know.
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Shout! Factory will release PLATOON(Limited Edition Steelbook) on September 18, 2018. The film itself has been remastered from a brand-new 4K scan approved by writer-director Oliver Stone. Limited to 10,000 copies, this collector must-have Blu-ray edition offers enticing packaging, stunning movie presentation, and special bonus content, including audio commentary by Oliver Stone, audio commentary with military advisor Dale Dye, deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Oliver Stone, “Flashback to Platoon”, documentaries “One War, Many Stories” and “Preparing for ‘Nam”, special featurettes (“Caputo & The 7th Fleet”, “Dye Training Method”, and “Gordon Gekko”), theatrical trailer and more!
PLATOON (Limited Edition Steelbook) is available for pre-order now exclusively on Amazon.
Inspired by his own experiences, Oliver Stone's anti-war epic tells the tale of PFC Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen, Wall Street), a young Army recruit sent to Vietnam, who witnesses the atrocities of war –many of which are carried out by those Chris calls "comrades." Heralded by critics as the best film of 1986, Platoon won four of the nine Academy Awards® for which it was nominated including Best Picture and Best Director for Oliver Stone, and earned Best Supporting Actor nominations for co-stars Tom Berenger (Inception) and Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire).
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/English SDH Subtitles/1986/Color/Approximate Feature Running Time +/- 120 Minutes
PLATOON (Limited Edition Steel Book) Bonus Features:
Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Oliver Stone
Audio Commentary by Military Advisor Dale Dye
Deleted And Extended Scenes With Optional Commentary by Oliver Stone
“Flashback To Platoon”:
Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots
*1986: Best Picture (winner), Director (Oliver Stone – winner), Best Sound (winner), Best Film Editing (winner), Actor in a Supporting Role (Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe), Best Original Screenplay, Cinematography
ARRIVING FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY™ AUGUST 28, 2018
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This August, SCREAM FACTORY™ invite loyal fans and horror enthusiasts to embark on an interactive trip to hell when 90’s science fiction horror cult classic, BRAINSCAN debuts on Blu-ray August 28, 2018. Produced by Michel Roy (EDtv, Senior Trip) and directed by John Flynn (Lock Up, Rolling Thunder), BRAINSCANstars Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Frank Langella (The Americans), Amy Hargreaves (Homeland), and T. Ryder Smith as “The Trickster.” Available for the first time on Blu-ray, BRAINSCAN is a must have for movie collectors and contains special features including new interviews with cast and crew, audio commentary, and more! Pre-order is available now at Amazon.com
When Michael, a lonely teenager (Edward Furlong), orders the latest interactive video game, the new high-tech wizardry penetrates his subconscious, where his darkest impulses lead him through a deadly maze of murder, deception and desire. Pursued by homicide detective (Frank Langella) and prodded by "The Trickster" (T. Ryder Smith) who materializes into his room, Michael is torn between the worlds of good and evil, of reality and fantasy and, ultimately, life and death.
BRAINSCAN Blu-ray Special Feature:
· NEW Audio Commentary with assistant to the director Tara Georges Flynn
· NEW A Virtual Debut – an interview with screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker
· NEW Talking With Trickster – an interview with actor T. Ryder Smith
· NEW Merging Realities featuring interviews with special make-up effects supervisor Steve Johnson and special make-up effects artists Andy Schoneberg and Mike Smithson
· NEW Musical Virtuosity – an interview with composer George S. Clinton
· Trickin’ With Trickster: Vintage Behind-the-Scenes Fun on BRAINSCAN
· Deleted Scene
· Behind-The-Scenes Footage
· Teaser Trailer
· Theatrical Trailer
· TV Spot
· Still Galleries
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo/1994/Approximate Feature Running Time: +/- 96 Minutes/English Subtitles.
Rated R [for strong violence and language and some sexuality].
T'Challa was the monarch of the African nation of Wakanda. As the Wakandan monarch, he was also the former holder of the Black Panther mantle. After his father was killed in a bombing attack orchestrated by Helmut Zemo, the new monarch set out to kill the Winter Soldier, whom was widely believed to be responsible for the attack. After being drawn into the Avengers Civil War and siding with Iron Man, T'Challa learned the truth about Zemo's deception and decided to help the Winter Soldier by granting him asylum in Wakanda and also help him get a cure for his mental programming.
After his coronation, T'Challa began hunting down Ulysses Klaue, only to be confronted by his cousin Erik Killmonger, who sought the throne for himself. After a lengthy campaign, T'Challa defeated Killmonger and decided to introduce Wakandan technology to the United Nations.
When you get a definition of a hero like that in the beginning you know it's time for another Diamond Select Toys review. This one covers the new Black Panther PVC Diorama based on the new film. I stress that because Diamond Select also made one a few years back based on the Captain America Civil War film. Before you ask, yes they are different. I have both but this new one I'm talking about today I display along side the Killmonger Statue I reviewed last week.
As you can see The Black Panther stands with his claws extended on a mountain base with water in the middle. It symbolizes the ground where he would battle those who challenged him on Wakanda. Much like Killmonger this statue is highly detailed. But in what can only be described as brilliant sculpting Black Panther is designed more smooth where as the Killmonger is more "rough" showing the difference between the good an the bad.
Let focus first on the head. As you can see this time I am actually holding it closer to the camera. It's not a simple white over on the eye hole on the mask. You actually can see the eyes perfectly painted. There so well done you can feel the stare of a hero ready to do battle against a villain. The mask itself it true to the film as it has a slight color variation from the costume. It's a little more noticeable here just due to the lighting I used. The markings are etched in and painted to give it the full effect.
Moving on to the torso you can see the Wakanda necklace design in sculpted on to, once again look just as it did in the film. The chest and stomach (sorry for my hand in the way) are perfectly done to reflect the anatomy of the hero. Showing each muscle underneath the costume. The costume itself has etchings and designs to show off the detail, as you can clearly see the elements where the vibraniam is infused through out
This side shot captured how graceful yet deadly the Black Panther is. From the "V" shaped position of the torso to the quads, which are also molded to amazing life-like detail, you see the hands outstretched, claws ready to strike out at the enemy. The way the body is formed and placed on the base gives it that full 3D effect that I think Diamond Select Toys has set the standard for. Trust me when I say this pic does not do it justice when it comes to looking at this in person. It feels like it's going to pounce at any moment.
One thing I really want to point out are the Panthers claws. You can see they are crafted into very fine points. Now when you touch them you can actually feel the tip on them. Nothing overly sharp but to me that's a fine point of detail. Most hands on statues are rounded off and simply painted. Diamond Select always goes above and beyond and this one is no exception. Perfectly pointed, shaped and painted the hands on this design helps set it apart.
Looking at the back you can clearly see the attention to not only the muscles but yo the etchings on the costume itself. Line after line is etched into the design to give it the full life like look. Forming a perfect V shape on top the Panther looks perfect in terms of not only flexing his muscles, but having the 3D look all around. Also notice how one foot is planted but the other is slightly raised and just planted down on the toes. The arch in the leg only highlights the pose it's set it.
I really like this base, and how the design has the waterfall in the center. Now one thing, and it may be hard to explain but look at the color of the water. It's not a bright blue like you would expect it to be. It's a unique color of almost a blue with green. The water is sculpted, shaded, and painted to give it a realistic look. You can see the highlights of white mixed into it to give it the splash and crashing wave look. Now at first I was like "this looks strange, it's too green" but then I saw how lights hit it. When the sunlight hit it, it looked about as real as you could get. My son has this next to Killmonger which happens to sit by his fish tank. When I happened to change the back light of the talk to a different color I could see all the elements of the water design which only adds to the realism of the rock base itself.
Once again we have another winner on our hands here. This is an amazing piece to add to your Marvel collection and it looks amazing next to the Killmonger Statue that came out a few weeks ago. I can't recommend picking this one up enough. There are other Black Panther Statues out there, some which cost a lot more, but out of the ones I have, and have seen this is definitely the nicest one to get. Perfect for a Collector and perfect for kids who loved the movie.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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District 9 director Neill Blomkamp and MGM are developing a new RoboCopflick called RoboCop Returns. The studio hopes to revive a franchise and original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner are producing and exec producing with Justin Rhodes (Terminator)rewriting the script that Neumeier and Miner wrote years ago as a planned sequel to Verhoeven’s hit that never happened.
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Joaquin Phoenix will play the Clown Prince of Crime in a Joker standalone movie. We more or less already knew this, but after months of rumor and speculation, it appears Phoenix has officially, finally signed on to the project. And now Warner Bros. will make it, with Todd Phillips directing.
THR confirms that Phoenix has officially decided to give the whole comic book movie thing a try. The film will be an origin story for Batman’s most infamous foe, and rumors in the past have suggested the story will be drawing on the iconic Alan Moore and Brian Bolland comic The Killing Joke. Todd Phillips, director of The Hangover, will helm the Joker movie, which THR says will have a budget somewhere in the “$55 million range, significantly lower than the tentpoles that dominate the form. And the standalone is meant to be darker and more experimental in tone and content (at least as experimental as a studio can be with established brands such as DC), which is described as being akin to a crime drama.”
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Djimon Hounsou will play the 3,000-year-old Wizard in DC’s “Shazam!”, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
In the comic book, the Wizard gives young Billy Batson his powers. Production has wrapped, so this casting was clearly kept under wraps. “This Is Us” actor Ron Cephas Jones was previously reported to have been cast in the role.
This isn’t the first time Hounsou will have a role in a superhero film — he played the Kree mercenary Korath the Pursuer in “Guardians of the Galaxy” as well as the upcoming “Captain Marvel.”
Shazam” is directed by “Lights Out” filmmaker David F. Sandberg from a script written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Production wrapped in May in Toronto.
The film will star Zachary Levi as the titular character, as well as Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews and Ian Chen.
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Jeremy Renner has been set to star alongside Jamie Foxx in Spawn, the Blumhouse film that marks the directorial debut of Todd McFarlane from his scripted adaptation of his comic book creation. In late May, Foxx was set to play the title character, who started out in the comics as Al Simmons, a member of a CIA black ops team who is twice betrayed: after being set up by his cohorts to be murdered with his corpse set aflame, Simmons is then double crossed in Hell. He is convinced to become a Hellspawn warrior in exchange for being able to be reunited with his wife, only to find himself stuck in his demonic creature shell, and that his wife moved on and married his best friend. Spawn turns his rage on street scum and revenge. He realized long ago that he can’t battle the constant evil permeating the globe alone, and must enlist the aid of humans to help him fight the war. Detective ‘Twitch’ Williams has the intelligence and intuition that Spawn needs most. This unconventional detective is near fearless and compliments Spawn’s demonic powers, and it is that combination that will help Spawn win his war.
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The zombies have returned! Writer/director Ken Wiederhorn (Dark Tower, A House in the Hills) churns a fun-and-gory spin on the zombie apocalypse movie in cult classic RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD Part II, starring James Karen (The Return of the Living Dead, Poltergeist), Thom Matthews (Jason Lives: Friday, the 13th Part VI), Dana Ashbrook (Twin Peaks), Marsha Dietlein (Little Children), Philip Bruns (Flash Dance), and Michael Kenworthy (The Blob). On August 14, 2018, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD Part II Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, which includes new 2K scan of the film, new interviews with cast and crew, and much more!
This definitive set includes a collectible slipcover featuring newly rendered artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art. A must-have for movie collectors, zombie horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD Part II Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com.
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RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD Part II Collector’s Edition
The horror begins again as mysterious barrels bounce off an Army transport as it passes through a new housing development and land near an abandoned cemetery. Mischievous neighborhood boys discover the barrels and open them, unaware of the evil contained within. A deadly green vapor escapes and turns the living into flesh-eating zombies and causes the dead to rise from their graves. As these hideous living dead hunt down the fresh human brains they need, man is pitted against man, and the living against the dead. It is a macabre struggle for survival!
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The San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, and Mondo is being extra cruel. They are only pressing 500. Which means they'll be gone in minutes. If you dare brave the possibility of getting your hands on one, they'll be available at Mondo's SDCC booth #435.vinyl reissue is being released as a 2xLP, featuring music previously unreleased to the public. The 180-gram release arrives in two colors. Though, you'll have to plan accordingly if you want to score the truly luscious 'clear lightening bolt" version. It's a
If you miss out on what is the better reissue, there's always the backup. Mondo will be releasing a second version in red vinyl. It will be available to purchase on the Mondo website at a later date shortly after Comic-Con has rolled up its tent and gone home. James Plotkin remastered the soundtrack release. And the album itself contains amazing new art from Phantom City Creative.
Last year, John Carpenter released his album Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, where he rerecorded some of his most iconic theme songs, including the one for . He also took his show on the road. He hasn't stopped making music either. This October, he will release the soundtrack for , a sequel to his 1978 horror classic. He is creating new music for this new tale about Michael Myers, which picks up directly after the first movie, and pretty much pretends like the rest of the sequels never existed.
You can check out the amazing artwork for the release here. It's all must-have, and probably makes your heart hurt a little knowing you'll most likely not be able to get your hands on that lightening edition. Oh, well. Such is the life of the collector. There's always the red release to daydream about.
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