Who says that the movie-making business has to be all work and no play? Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Justin Lin seem to have missed the memo, because they look to be having a great time in the newest set photo for "Fast Six."
The image was tweeted by the "Fast and Furious 6" official Twitter account, teasing that "production has begun!" That's great news for fans of the franchise as the series returned to its roots in 2009's "Fast & Furious" by bringing back Diesel and Walker and has stuck to them ever since. Of course, the action films have also brought newcomers into the fold like Dwayne Johnson and badass leading lady Gina Carano.
A new book of photos chronicling the making of "Skyfall" is now available for pre-order. A few of the stills have shown up online, and they make filming a Bond movie actually seem like fun, instead of work.
Also, Terry Crews wants more Camacho, and Indy on Blu-ray gets some details in today's Dailies!
You might have to wait until tomorrow (October 4) to jump back into the driver seat with "Fast Five" when the Blu-ray and DVD hits shelves, but today, we’ve got an exclusive first look at two of the disc’s featurettes. Take a peek at what went on behind the scenes and how it felt for Dwayne Johnson to be the new guy on set.
The Big, Bald Showdown
It sounds like the kind of fight you imagine when you’re bored. Who would win in a fight, a grizzly bear or a gorilla? Big Foot versus the Lochness Monster? But it doesn’t much more epic than a rumble between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel, and "Fast Five" gives it to us.
Some good news and some bad news for "Die Hard 5," starting with the bad.
Director Noam Murro has left the movie, leaving the production without a director at the moment. Twitch Film broke the news, saying that Murro's commitment to the upcoming "300" sequel has led him to depart the project.
But Murro's departure comes equipped with a new short list of possible "Die Hard" directors. Deadline has learned that "Attack the Block" director Joe Cornish, "Fast Five's" Justin Lin, "Drive's" Nicolas Winding Refn and "Max Payne's" John Moore are all up for John McClane's latest adventure -- but if the folks at Twitch are to be believed, the job is supposedly Moore's to take or leave.
They say there can only be one in the "Highlander" universe, and when it comes to the franchise's upcoming reboot at Summit, it looks like "Fast Five" director Justin Lin is still the one to bring the movie to life — even if buzz on the project has slowed to a crawl in the past year.
"I've been working with ['Iron Man' writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway] on the script," Lin told MTV News in an exclusive interview, confirming that "Highlander" is still very much a priority for the filmmaker. "That's one where Summit has been really good [about letting it develop], and for me, it's about making sure that we can take it to the place where I feel comfortable and great about making it. I feel like I have a very good studio and team and we're working on it."
Of course, "Highlander" is just one of many projects that Lin has in the pipeline. In addition to the virtually guaranteed "Fast Six," Lin is also developing "Terminator 5" with Arnold Schwarzenegger attached. With so many balls in the air, it's hard to say which project the director will turn towards first.
Judgment Day is behind us, but the threat of Skynet still hangs heavy in the air as "Fast Five" director Justin Lin and original star Arnold Schwarzenegger join forces for "Terminator 5."
"I've talked to Arnold and I feel like there's a take that I'm excited about, a 'Terminator' movie there that I've always wanted to see and I still haven't seen," Lin told MTV News in an exclusive interview about the new "Terminator" outing. A lot has been reported about Lin and Schwarzenegger's approach to the post-apocalyptic action series, but the "Fast Five" director insisted that recent buzz about the franchise's original cast rising against the machines one more time simply isn't true.
"No. I don't know where that came from," he said of that particular report. "Everything has just been between me and Arnold, you know? Just us going out and trying to find the right partners. I have certain elements, but it's never been about, 'Hey, let's bring everybody back!' I just don't process that way. To me, thematically, there are certain things that I want to see in a 'Terminator' movie. A lot of that does draw back to creating this timeline that is an extension, closer tonally to the first and second movies. But to me, it's not as mathematical as, 'Hey, let's get everybody back together and we'll shoot the movie.'"
Lin, who says that his vision of "Terminator" is more in line with James Cameron's original movies than Jonathan Mostow and McG's more recent entries, added that he doesn't feel like he has to adhere to the continuity set forth by "Rise of the Machines" and "Salvation."
With a slate of midnight screenings planned in some cities, we’re less than twenty-four hours from the American debut of “Fast Five.” And as the starting pistol is readied, we’re in the final stretch as we cover the fourth movie in the franchise: “Fast & Furious.”
After two sequels and eight years, “The Fast and the Furious” franchise went from the West Coast to the East Coast – and then onto the Pacific Rim – but it was now time to come back home. This fourth film, simply titled “Fast & Furious,” saw the first full-scale reunion of the original cast since the original in 2001: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. Although the previous two films carried on the franchise, this fourth outing was the first real sequel to the story the street gang set up in the first place.
With just two days until the starting pistol is fired for the U.S. release of “Fast Five,” we enter day 3 of our week-long look back at the films that came before. Today we turn to the most exotic and unusual addition to the franchise: “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” featuring an all-new main cast and scenes primarily filmed overseas.
For the third installment of “The Fast And the Furious” franchise, the filmmakers broke away from the pack and relocated the series to the Tokyo streets that gave them the Asian-import cars from the original film. Just as Vin Diesel dropped out of the second film, his founding co-star Paul Walker opted out of this third film and pushed producer Neal H. Moritz to find a completely new cast to rebuild the franchise. For that he turned to noted independent actor Lucas Black, who became known for both his acting chops and Alabama accent in films like “Sling Blade,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Jarhead.” For directing this primarily Tokyo-based production, Moritz turned to Asian-American filmmaker Justin Lin, known at the time for his 2002 crime-drama “Better Luck Tomorrow.”
Finally, James Bond is actually coming to a theater near you some day soon, thanks to an agreement reached by Sony and MGM.
Deadline was the first to post a press release announcing that Sony is distributing "James Bond 23" alongside MGM, and that they're already looking at "Bond 24" as well. We're hoping this means we'll be seeing MGM's "Red Dawn" and "Cabin In The Woods" through Sony as well, though nothing is official yet. In exchange, MGM will co-finance several Sony pictures, including David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
After the jump, find out which unreleased robot movie already has a sequel in the works, the line-up for Cannes and what "Fast Five" director Justin Lin has to say about his "Terminator" plans.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, officially fielding offers for his long-awaited Hollywood return—and when he's finally in front of the camera, it could very well be in a familiar role.
Deadline reports that with Schwarzenegger back in the game, interest is picking up for a fifth "Terminator" film, particularly from Universal Pictures. The studio is reportedly considering an approach to the franchise that would put "Fast Five" filmmaker Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan behind the driver's seat, though their involvement is far from official at this early stage.