Neidhart's wife Elizabeth told emergency personnel that her husband collapsed while apparently having a seizure, according to TMZ. Neidhart hit his head when falling.
Elizabeth added that Jim got out of bed after having difficulty sleeping, and went to change the thermostat. Jim went to touch the thermostat and "turned weirdly as if he were about to dance. He then fell towards the wall and ground," the investigation report states.
Elizabeth called 911 because she thought he was having a seizure as he "suffers from seizures and takes medication" for them.
Jim's last seizure was in December 2017 and doctors also believed that he may have had Alzheimer's disease, according to Elizabeth.
Emergency officials arrived at the Neidhart home in Wesley Chapel, Florida and found Jim on the floor with a four inch gash on his face. Investigators found medication at the home but it was noted that "none of the medication appeared to have been abused."
RoboCop Returns director Neill Blomkamp wants original star Peter Weller back for the new movie. The original RoboCop from 1987 is rightfully considered a classic of the sci-fi genre and added a futuristic twist to the Frankenstein story. The movie managed to blend action, satire, horror and a host of other genres seamlessly, but both sequels would prove disappointing. Director Paul Verhoeven stepped away from RoboCop 2, which has some inspired moments and action sequences, but lacked the wit and intelligence of the original.
RoboCop 3 made the ill-advised move to make the series more kid-friendly by watering the violence down for a PG-13 rating as well as giving RoboCop a jetpack and a kid sidekick. Weller opted out of the third movie to work with David Cronenberg on Naked Lunch and was subsequently replaced by Robert John Burke. A RoboCop remake starring Joel Kinnaman arrived in 2014, but despite a great cast and director, it also went the PG-13 route, and the satire felt somewhat toothless; a planned sequel failed to appear.
Fans of the series got excited when it was recently announced Neill Blomkamp had come onboard to direct RoboCop Returns, which will be a direct sequel to the 1987 movie. The story will be based on an unused draft for RoboCop 2 from the original screenwriters Michael Miner and Ed Neumeier, and now Blomkamp has confirmed his ideal pick for leading man on Twitter.
If RoboCop Returns is going to be a direct follow-up to the first film, it makes sense to have Weller reprise the role. Weller has remained active as an actor, and is also a prolific television director, having worked on shows like Sons Of Anarchyand Justified. Of course, he's currently 71 and may not necessarily be interested in coming back to what he’s admitted was a physically demanding role. That said, fans would love him to see him back, and there would be something poignant about seeing his version of Murphy 30 years later.
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John Rambo is coming back soon. Sylvester Stallone at one point said that he was going to retire as the battle-hardened badass who the world was introduced to in the classic First Blood. There have been talks of Rambo 5 ever since the previous movie was released a decade ago, with various iterations having stalled at various points over the years. Now, Rambo 5 appears to actually be happening and Stallone has taken to social media to tease fans, promising that he'll be back in the iconic role soon.
The 72-year old actor took to Instagram to provide this latest tease for Rambo 5. It was initially revealed in May that Sylvester Stallone had decided to come back once more as John Rambo and that he is working on the script for this new entry, with a teaser poster hitting the web soon thereafter. While Stallone still hasn't revealed precisely when we can expect to see the next installment of the enduring franchise, he gave us a pretty cool image of John Rambo, knife in hand and back turned toward us, with the following caption to go along with it.
"A savage rising!...soon"
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WWE Legend Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart passed away this morning at the age of 63. The news was first announced on Twitter by Cauliflower Alley Club President Brian Blair.
TMZ reports that Neidhart passed away early this morning after suffering a medical emergency at his home in Florida.
WWE remembered Neidhart with the following statement:
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart passes away
WWE is saddened to learn that Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart passed away.
The second season of The Punisher starring Jon Bernthal has finished filming. The Punisher follows Frank Castle, who, after the murder of his family, goes on a killing spree in order to find the people responsible for the death of his wife and children.
Not a whole lot is known about The Punisher season 2, but there are several rumors about the possible storyline. Early speculations pointed to season 2 adapting the Suicide Run storyline from the comic books. While this was a popular fan theory, some have thought that The Slavers storyline may be adapted instead, since Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, and Giorgia Whigham had all been cast in roles similar to those in the comics. Even though the official synopsis has yet to be revealed, fans could be expecting something soon now that season 2 has finished filming.
Likewise, Corbin Bernsen and Annette O'Toole have also been added to the cast as a wealthy couple. The biggest hint fans have gotten for what the Punisher will be facing next came out when a set video was posted online of Ben Barnes and Bernthal, which indicates that Castle hasn't seen the last of Billy Russo. As comic fans know, Russo turns into the supervillain called Jigsaw after his unfortunate fight with Castle. With The Punisher season 2 being predicted for a 2019 release date, superhero buffs will have to hold themselves over with the plethora of other superhero shows that Netflix has made available for viewers.
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Warner Bros.’ “The Meg” has snuck up on an unsuspecting box office and devoured a $44 million opening weekend from 4,119, well above the $25 million projected by box office trackers this past week.
While some analysts thought the film might end up having a front-loaded weekend with numbers dropping on Saturday and Sunday, “The Meg” was able to match its $16 million opening day total on Saturday. It is the only film this weekend with a per screen average of over $10,000 aside from the single-screen opening of Magnolia Pictures’ “Skate Kitchen,” and it is now Warner Bros.’ biggest opening of 2018, passing the $41.8 million of “Ready Player One.” While critics were mixed with a 52 percent Rotten
The film is also showing strong results overseas, giving the film a chance to find profitability with a reported net production budget of $130 million. Overseas, the film grossed $97 million from 42 markets for a global start of $141.3 million. Just under 10 percent of that gross came from IMAX screenings, with $4.1 million coming from the U.S. and a total of $13.6 million
All other films in the top five this weekend saw their estimates increase slightly after Saturday, starting with the third-weekend “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” which earned $20 million to push its total to $162 million. Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is in third with $12.7 million, pushing its 10-day total to just above $50 million.
In fourth is Sony’s low-budget horror film “Slender Man,” which opened slightly above expectations with an $11 million start from 2,358 screens but could be facing a sharp drop next weekend if the film’s D- CinemaScore leads to poor word-of-mouth. Critics also panned the film with a 15 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.
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Nicolas Cage has revealed that Friday the 13thslasher Jason Voorhees was an inspiration while he was working on his latest movie Mandy. The off-kilter slasher film has become a hit on the festival circuit, much to the surprise of nearly everybody involved. Cage plays Red Miller in the movie who goes on a bloody rampage to seek revenge on a religious sect who are responsible for killing the love of his life. While the premise sounds like a story that has been told numerous times, Mandythrows everything off and keeps things fresh and interesting, which is putting it lightly.
Before Nicolas Cage's Red Miller character ends up taking a "supernatural drug" in Mandy, the actor likened his fighting ability to that of a feral cat. But, that doesn't last for long as the drug takes hold. It's here that Nicolas Cagesays Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13thcame into play, which he attributes to director Panos Cosmato. Cage had this to say about the drug's effects on his Red Miller character and where the Voorhees influence helped.
"Whereas after the drug, there's a transformation where he becomes almost like a golem, the ancient Jewish golem that was a supernatural statue that came to life. And I think Panos wanted that, he wanted me to be almost like Jason-esque, you know, from those horror films that were so popular. Panos and I really both decided what the graph of the performance would be. How much more Jason-esque is he there? Or like a statue there? We built this both together."
Nicolas Cage was recovering from a broken ankle when production on Mandy started. The actor says that he didn't want to lose the part, so he dove head first into the project, which he claims was a form of rehabilitation for his ankle. Cage says that the stunt work helped with his recovery. He explains.
"I was coming off a broken ankle. I didn't want to lose the movie, but while doing all those fight scenes, and preparing for it, I was still kind of going through rehabilitation on my leg. Oddly enough, the stunt work actually helped with my recovery, because it got me using those muscles again, and got me functioning again, whereas I'd been in a wheelchair for three months."
Not only did Nicolas Cage channel Jason Voorhees in the upcoming Mandy, but the bloody stunt work also served a form of extreme physical therapy for his ankle. Cage attributes having to learn all of the stunts and fighting scenes in a short period of time the reason that he was able to do the movie and not sit in a wheelchair for a month. Whatever the case may be, Mandy is getting rave reviews, so look out for it when it hits theaters on September 14th
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Shark thriller “The Meg” will take a bite out of the North American box office with about $32 million in its opening weekend at 4,188 locations, early estimates showed Friday.
“The Meg,” starring Jason Statham and a 75-foot prehistoric shark, is over-performing forecasts, which had been pegged in the $20 million to $22 million range. The movie — which has been in development for two decades — generated a solid $4 million in Thursday night previews, double what “Skyscraper” took last month on its way to a $24 million opening weekend.
Paramount’s third weekend of “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” is declining about 57% to the $17 million range to finish second. Disney’s second weekend of “Christopher Robin” and the launch of Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” will be battling for third in the $11 million to $13 million range, followed by Sony’s debut of horror movie “Slender Man” with about $10 million.
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