As evidenced by The Lord of the Rings, we can all expect some structural or content-related surprises from director Peter Jackson once the first part of The Hobbit arrives this Christmas. One of those surprises however may have been given away by cast member Benedict Cumberbatch.
If at any point during The Expendables (or its sequel) you thought that there was a little bit too much testosterone or you reminisced about the numerous female ass-kickers that could have stood tall alongside Sylvester Stallone’s mercenary boy’s club then your wish may have been granted. An all-female take on that action franchise is now being planned.
By now you’ve already read a hundred accounts of how Tony Scott’s suicide was a great loss to film, and how he was an amazingly talented film maker, in addition to a massive commercial success.
These things are true. I could talk about the need for speed, Bruce Willis dancing a jig, the commodity value for a human life. I could give sympathy for Tony Scott’s surviving wife and 2 children. I could write for hours.
But this isn’t an obituary. You can read those anywhere else on the internet, and Andy has written a great one here. This is about a film called True Romance, and how it made me the person I am today.
Die-hard comic book fans can often be quite precious about big screen depictions of their favourite characters. While Christopher Nolan’s take on the Dark Knight is certainly the grittiest superhero adaptation yet, it can still be quite galling to see the kiddy friendly tie ins, such as Christian Bale adorning the side of a lunch box.
One (soon to be) film franchise that has unashamedly embraced the more "mature" outlook of its literary inspiration is Kick-Ass.
Tony Scott, the popular director of Top Gun and True Romance, has died at the age of 68 by way of suicide. Terrible, shocking news.