Being at the head of a multi-billion dollar film franchise certainly comes with it perks, but for Daniel Craig, being James Bond doesn't mean riding the Aston Martin DB5 to Easy Street. The man cares about 007. If you've ever read an interview with Craig about the films, the upcoming "Skyfall" in particular, he talks about the movies as if he'll be personally held accountable if they suck.
When we spoke with Craig for "Skyfall," we wanted to find out just how much input he has on the individual films and direction of the series. Craig, of course, answered the question modestly.
One thing the makers of the "Evil Dead" remake have wanted to make clear in its debut during New York Comic-Con is that this is no pulled-punches, PG-13 redo of the Sam Raimi-Bruce Campbell classic. This thing has gore to spare.
When MTV News spoke with Campbell and the new lead, Jane Levy from TV's "Suburgatory," the blood and guts were not far from their mind. "We're going to have ratings problems out the butt," Campbell said. "We have a screening coming up later this month, and I'm like, 'Good luck, Chuck!' "
Levy appeared to share Campbell's concerns about the MPAA' s eventual decree. "I think it's going to be worse than an R," she said. "There's a lot of blood. There's so much blood that the blood got stuck in my ear and I had a terrible ear infection when I was there and couldn't hear for three weeks."
By Ryan Rigley
There have been a number of films based in or around Afghanistan in recent years, but none comes remotely close to the cold, hard realism that is "Special Forces." Starring Djimon Hounsou as Kovax, the leader of an elite team, and Diane Kruger as Elsa, a French journalist that gets kidnapped by the Taliban, "Special Forces" cuts straight to the core of terrorism and its effects on other countries.
"It was probably one of the toughest films, for me, that I've ever made," Djimon Hounsou said during a recent interview with MTV News. "I have yet to come across anything that would surpass this." Click past the jump for more from our interview with Djimon Hounsou!
Have you ever seen Christopher Walken wearing Elvis glasses with Sam Rockwell, talking about the "albino octopus" from "Prometheus" and the King's twin brother?
Well, you're about to.
During the Toronto International Film Festival, MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Walken and Rockwell, two of the stars of "Seven Psychopaths," to talk about literally anything.
Famke Janssen is most well-known for her roles as a femme fatale in Peirce Brosnan's first movie as 007, "GoldenEye," as Jean Grey in the "X-Men" movies, and as Liam Neeson's wife in "Taken," but most recently, she's turned her sights toward writing and directing, something she's been passionate about for 15 years.
Her first film, "Bringing Up Bobby," which stars Milla Jovovich, Bill Pullman, and Marcia Cross, opens in limited release tomorrow, and Janssen spoke with MTV News' Josh Horowitz about the pressures that come with finally revealing her personal work to the public.
"There are many mixed feelings going on because it took about five years from beginning to end, coming up with the idea, writing the story, getting the cast together, the financing, which was the biggest headache, as you can imagine, especially during an economic depression," Janssen said. "Traveling the world to festivals with it and now finally it coming out in New York, which of course is my city. This is where I live. It's fantastic."
The sheer mass of Sherlock Holmes-based material hasn't seemed to slow down the current big screen team behind the famous detective and Dr. Watson. MTV News caught up with Jude Law during the Toronto International Film Festival, where he was promoting his new film with Joe Wright, "Anna Karenina," to talk about the next installment.
"We were already, as with the first one, talking about the second," Law said. "On the second, we were talking about ideas for the third and where we could go.
The actor spoke fondly of the team behind the films and their passion for the material. From the way he talks about the series, it seems like "Holmes 3" is a foregone conclusion.
Brian De Palma has never shied away from dark subject matters, so when footage from his latest film, "Passion," featured Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace flirting with each other and horrific acts of violence, no one seemed particularly shocked. It was De Palma being De Palma.
But when MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with the legendary director to talk about "Passion," which is actually a remake of 2010's "Love Crime," we found out that the sensuality in the trailer may not have been entirely De Palma's doing.
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While Max Thieriot will be creeping people out on the big screen this weekend in "House At The End of the Street," on the small screen, he'll be playing the brother of one of cinema's ultimate creepsters, Norman Bates, in the A&E TV series, "Bates Motel."
The show is meant to be a prequel to the iconic Alfred Hitchcock film, "Psycho." The series has also nabbed Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga will play mamma Norma. It will run for ten episodes, and Thieriot explains to MTV News that he's looking forward to introducing the world to Norman's big brother Dylan.
When it comes to beards, mustaches, goatees, etc., as a woman, I can't say that I can ever fully wrap my head around the mystery, intrigue and artistry involved in growing facial hair. But because so many of the men around me are constantly obsessing over it, I understand that it's an important part of being a man and masculinity and stuff.
Case in point, a recent chat between MTV News' Josh Horowitz and facial hair-growing expert Jake Gyllenhaal during the "End of Watch" press day about how the actor manages to quickly change his look from role to role.
"Right now, I'm doing a play in New York City. This is for a part that I'm doing," Gyllenhaal said of the full beard he's currently sporting. When pressed further for his secrets to getting stubborn hairs to grow to their full potential, Gyllenhaal jokingly admitted that it requires patience and commitment.
The on-screen persona of Arnold Schwarzenegger is known for a few key ingredients. He's got muscles and Bond-like post-kill quips. That's how it has been since "Commando," and some action die-hards never want to see that change.
David Ayer has other plans. The "End of Watch" director will be working with Schwarzenegger next on "Ten," a still under-wraps production that will also star Sam Worthington, Joe Manganiello, and Josh Holloway.
When MTV News spoke with Ayer at the press day for "End of Watch," he promised to introduce the world to a different Arnold. "We're going to reinvent the guy. It's going to be a new Arnold," he said. "I'm going to transform him."