After two missed shots, Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill will finally set their sights together on "Headshot."
Ain’t It Cool News received a direct message from Stallone that he's officially secured Hill to direct his upcoming film "Headshot." The cop and hitman team-up pic is a long time coming for this pair of filmmakers: Stallone said that he was close to working with Hill on two of the director’s previous films, 1982’s “48 Hrs.” and 1978’s “The Driver.” Although he might not be a widely-known name for modern moviegoers, Hill’s work in the '70s and '80s made him one of the most respected directors of action films and the late-20th Century revival of the Western. He's worked with some of Hollywood’s greatest action stars -- McQueen, Bronson, Schwarzenegger, Willis, Rourke, Snipes -- with Stallone being one of the few exceptions... until now.
Check out a highlight reel of Walter Hill’s work over his 40+ year career after the jump, and you’ll begin to see how a team-up with Sylvester Stallone on "Headshot" may be a perfect shot for both actor and director.
If you're just tuning in, "Scream 4" director Wes Craven has been joining us all week long as the special guest editor of MTV Movies Blog. He's supplied us with insight into the origin of his latest "Scream" movie, what he looked for in the casting process and his thoughts on the rules of a scary movie trailer.
But that's all current stuff. Today, we're looking back. A lot of time has passed since "Scream 3" arrived in theaters in 2000, with eleven years worth of horror films standing between then and now, the eve of the fourth "Scream" film's release. It's an undeniably new landscape dominated by sub-genres from found footage and torture porn, to frequently cited problems such as sequelitis and reboots.
"You named a lot of them," Wes told me when I listed off these prevalent themes and storytelling avenues that have seemingly defined the past decade of mainstream horror. And from where he's sitting, all of these things added fuel to the fire burning brightly within "Scream 4."
A legend has passed, as today we're mourning Elizabeth Taylor. Whether it was her iconic turn in "Cleopatra" or "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," in classics such as "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," or even in my personal childhood favorite "National Velvet," Taylor was one of the Hollywood greats. She'll most certainly be missed.
Of all her famous roles, though, the one that holds the most special place in my heart is when she starred opposite her then-husband Richard Burton in 1967's "The Taming of the Shrew." It captured everything we've come to know and love about Taylor, and is still just as much fun to watch.
A very happy birthday goes out to one of our personal favorites, William Shatner, who turns 80 years old today.
When he's not fouling up our television sets with "$#*! My Dad Says," Shatner has been hard at work creating some of the most iconic and nerdy characters in our pop culture history. From "Star Trek" to "Boston Legal" to "Miss Congeniality," the actor not only created a new pattern... of speech, but also wormed his way into our hearts and public consciousness as a man that we just love to love.
So here's a throwback, "old friend," to some of our favorite roles played by Shatner over his 60-year-long career.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, lads and lassies! Time to dust off your green garb and prep your palette for jade-tinted guzzling so you can properly rep the 0.064% of your genetics that lay claim to Irish heritage.
Since we’re of the mind that any proper pre-game should include the screening of a flick or two, we’ve compiled some of our favorite Emerald Isle-themed movies. And – as with today’s holiday – you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy ‘em.
Check out our list past the jump!
It’s Pi Day! (March 14…3.14…get it?) And what better way to pay homage to those first three digits in the number that never ends or repeats than by looking back at the aptly-named “Pi,” director Darren Aronofsky’s first feature film all about one man’s obsession with that pesky mathematical phenomenon.
“Pi” launched Aronofsky’s career, earning him the Directing Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, along with an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. It was a critical success at the time, and – despite very limited release in theaters – pulled in over $3 million at the U.S. box office. Not bad for a movie made with a $60,000 budget!
Read more about Aronofsky's feature film debut past the jump!