The TV reboot will star Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans.
ITV has bought the rights to broadcast new US series ‘Lethal Weapon’, the TV reboot of the popular eighties and nineties movie franchise which starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The series, which will premiere in October, will be given a primetime slot by the channel and is ITV’s first US purchase for primetime in three years.
Damon Wayans will take the Danny Glover role in the ‘Lethal Weapon’ TV reboot.
The series stars Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans as police partners Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, the roles made famous by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. It will also feature ‘Mad Men’s’ Kevin Rahm and Fast And The Furious actress Jordana Brewster.
Continue reading: ITV Bringing 'Lethal Weapon' Series To The UK In Primetime Slot
Ricky Gervais has been named as the host of the Golden Globes Award Ceremony, scheduled to take place in January 2016.
Ricky Gervais is hosting the Golden Globes once again. The news was announced on Monday (26th October) by the Hollywood Press Association, the ceremony’s co-producer, and confirmed by Gervais on social media.
Ricky Gervais with his partner, Jane Fallon, at the 67th Emmy Awards Ceremony in September 2015.
Continue reading: Ricky Gervais Set To Host The Golden Globes For Fourth Time
'Lethal Weapon' is the latest movie to get the small screen reboot treatment.
Lethal Weapon has become the latest movie to be rebooted for the small screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fox is said to have handed out a ‘hefty put-pilot commitment’ for a TV reboot of the classic cop franchise, after a bidding war between networks.
Mel Gibson starred as Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon.
THR writes that NBC was also interested in a series based on the film franchise, which starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The reboot is being produced by Warner Bros. Television whose film division, Warner Bros. Pictures, also helmed the original movies.
Continue reading: Fox Planning 'Lethal Weapon' Reboot For The Small Screen
Tom Hardy has proved his acting talent time and time again, but filming 'Mad Max: Fury Road' was a special challenge for him. Not just because of the desert, but because of the large shoes of Mel Gibson that he had to fill.
Tom Hardy has made a name for himself with films like 'Inception', 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'Warrior' and 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy', but nothing quite prepared him for the full-on challenge of taking over as Mad Max.
Tom Hardy took over from Mel Gibson in the Mad Max role
"When I got over the initial jubilation and excitement of being offered the role, I suddenly realised that Mad Max is synonymous with Mel Gibson," Hardy says. "That was a little bit daunting, and possibly people were going to dislike the change. So I thought the right thing to do was go and meet Mel Gibson, because he's part of the Mad Max family. It's like I'm the new wife who has to go and meet the old wife."
Continue reading: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Was A Special Challenge For Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' clocks decent first-day numbers, but the 'Pitch Perfect' girls are the ones in front.
The latest Mad Max film may well be one of the best-reviewed action thrillers of all time, with a huge Metascore of 89 - well above the average for the genre - but it seems Max isn't quite tough enough to beat the Barden Bellas to the number-one spot.
Anna Kendrick could be topping the charts this weekend
According to Deadline, first-day ticket estimates at the US box office put Fury Road at number two with $16.8m, while Pitch Perfect 2 is well ahead with $27.8m for Friday - that's almost double what its predecessor made over the full three-day period during its first weekend of nationwide release back in 2012.
Continue reading: 'Pitch Perfect 2' Outruns 'Mad Max' At US Box Office
As if filling the shoes of another actor in his most iconic character wasn't enough, Tom Hardy had to do that while also in the desert and saying fewer than twenty lines.
One of the most versatile actors in cinema at the moment, Tom Hardy has peppered his career with blockbusters like 'The Dark Knight Rises', indie dramas like 'Locke' and the gritty thrillers such as 'The Drop'. Now he blasts onto the screen as Mad Max in 'Fury Road', filling the shoes of Mel Gibson's most iconic role.
Tom Hardy in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
"In all honesty, it would be ridiculous to pick up where Mel left off," Hardy laughs. "He is Mad Max. I have to bring something entirely different and new to the stage."
Continue reading: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Gives Tom Hardy A Challenge
Original Mad Max star Mel Gibson made a surprise appearance at the premiere of Fury Road alongside Tom Hardy.
Film premieres are always exciting, star-studded events, but they don't usually feature a surprise appearance by one of the world's biggest movie icons. But last night (Thursday May 7), Mel Gibson decided to make an unannounced visit to the red-carpet premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road in Hollywood, Variety reports.
Gibson treated the Fury Road cast and crew to a surprise visit
The 59-year-old actor-director rose to fame as the original Max in the 1979 film and reprised his role in two sequels, in 1981 and 1985.
Continue reading: Mel Gibson Turns Up At Mad Max: Fury Road Premiere
Mel Gibson - Premiere of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 8th May 2015
An arch approach makes this bonkers thriller rather enjoyable, even if it never quite cracks the surface. The story comes from the Edgar Allan Poe story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, written in 1845, so director Brad Anderson (The Call) has fashioned the movie as bit of riotous Victorian mental institution nuttiness. Cue the mad-eyed acting, gothic production design and ludicrously batty plot. But if you take it for what it is, it's pretty entertaining.
It takes place in December 1999, as the new century is about to dawn and young doctor Edward (Jim Sturgess) arrives at Stonehearst Lunatic Asylum in a freakishly isolated corner of England. Instantly smitten with the inmate Eliza (Kate Beckinsale), Edward struggles to concentrate on the tasks given to him by his sinister boss Silas (Ben Kingsley), while being constantly watched over by the glowering groundsman Mickey Finn (David Thewlis). Silas' revolutionary system of treatment involves indulging the patients in their specific delusions, which has created a deranged sense of community in the sprawling hospital. Then one night stumbling around in the darkness, Edward discovers a group of people locked in prison cells in the basement, and their leader Benjamin (Michael Caine) claims to be the true head doctor. Yes, the inmates have taken over the asylum!
This premise allows the cast to indulge in a variety of hilariously shifty performances, hamming up every scene with constant innuendo. There isn't anyone in this place who looks remotely sane. Sturgess is fine as the dull Edward, while Beckinsale keeps her character's madness just out of sight, so both of them pale in this colourful company. Kingsley and Caine camp it up marvellously, while Thewlis adds a strong sense of menace and Sophie Kennedy Clark almost steals the film as an amusingly sex-mad virginal nurse. It's also worth watching the background players, as each has a ball his or her brand of craziness.
Continue reading: Stonehearst Asylum Review
Mel Gibson is reportedly in talks to direct 'Hacksaw Ridge'.
Mel Gibson, after eight years out of the director's chair, is in talks to direct Hacksaw Ridge.
Mel Gibson at the L.A. premiere of The Expendables 3.
Continue reading: Mel Gibson Reportedly In Talks To Direct 'Hacksaw Ridge'
The ‘Avengers’ actor thinks his friend deserves another chance from Hollywood.
Any Iron Man fans who might have had an emotional meltdown over the prospect of Robert Downey Jr not returning for a fourth movie can now dry their eyes, as it seems a compromise may have be found. The only problem is, that compromise involves Marvel allowing troubled actor Mel Gibson to step behind the camera.
Robert Downey Jr has said there are no plans for a fourth Iron Man movie
In an interview with Deadline, Downey was asked wether he thought the actor (who directed him in 2003’s The Singing Detective) should be able to star and direct major Hollywood films again. “He’s a fundamentally different guy,” began Downey.
Striking a tone somewhere between the po-faced original and the silly Part 2, this rampaging action nonsense is badly overcrowded and chaotic, but there's plenty of comedy and whizzy stuntwork to keep the audience entertained. It of course helps a lot that the film is packed to the rafters with iconic actors and lively newcomers. And their sassy dialogue helps make up for the idiotic plot.
It opens with a prison break, as Barney (Sylvester Stallone) and his team (Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Terry Crews) rescue their old cohort Doc (Wesley Snipes) then head off on a mysterious mission that turns out to involve their presumed-dead nemesis Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who is targeting Barney's team. So Barney and his pal Bonaparte (Kelsey Grammer) set about finding four new commandoes (Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell and Victor Ortiz) to take on Stonebanks, but of course nothing goes as plan. For the final face-off they're joined by the old team, CIA boss Drummer (Harrison Ford), former colleagues Trench and Yin (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li), and chatty newcomer Galgo (Antonio Banderas).
The ever-increasing cast means that some characters can't help but be pushed into the shadows (Crews and Li are barely in this film), while others hover around the edges of scenes injecting moments of sarcastic wit. Each of the characters gets his or her moment of eye-popping action, as the film lurches from set-piece to set-piece in a whirl of bombs, bullets and blades. All of this is fun because the actors are gleefully refusing to take any of this seriously. The scene-stealers this time are Gibson, terrific as the swaggering villain, and Banderas, who's hilarious as the only person who can string a sentence together.
Continue reading: The Expendables 3 Review
Mel Gibson saved 'The Expendables 3' from being a pumped up disaster.
The Expendables 3 isn't great -but you knew that already. It's essentially Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham shooting people's heads off, so it can't be good, but one little piece of inspired casting has ensured the movie will be at least filed under guilty pleasure, rather than utter disaster.
The cast of 'The Expendables 3'
In the team's third outing, Barney (Stallone) and Christmas (Statham) come head-to-head with Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) - the original founder of The Expendables who broke ranks and became a ruthless arms trader. In order to kill his former colleague, Barney must form a fresh team, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy.
Continue reading: 'The Expendables 3' Is Saved By Mel Gibson's Clever Conrad Stonebanks
Mel Gibson could have potentially returned for Mad Max: Fury Road.
George Miller, director of Mad Max: Fury Road, says he is "heartbroken" over the personal plight of Mel Gibson - the star of the original 1979 movie and its subsquent sequels. Miller picked Tom Hardy to lead the fourth film of the post-apocalyptic action franchise though has sympathy for Gibson, whom he describes as a "wonderful actor."
Tom Hardy replaced Mel Gibson as Mad Max
"I have a great affection for Mel. I was really heartbroken to see him go into that," Miller said in a recent interview.
Continue reading: 'Mad Max' Director George Miller "Heartbroken" Over Mel Gibson's Plight
The 58 year-old actor comes to the defence of the British star by calling him a "good dude"
But finally the ‘Braveheart’ actor has returned the favour by calling him a “good buy.”
Gibson further defends Oldman by just explaining that his words were simply taken out of context.
Continue reading: Mel Gibson Speaks On Gary Oldman's Controversial Playboy Interview
The ADL responds: this fight is far from over
Once you get involved in a Hollywood scandal, it’s not easy to pull yourself out - Gary Oldman is finding this out the hard way. After his controversial interview in Playboy, wherein he criticised Hollywood’s “political correctness gone mad” and stood by Alec Baldwin and Mel Gibson for their racist and homophobic remarks. A choice quote from the interview: “I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re all fucking hypocrites. That’s what I think about it.”
The Anti-Defamation League came down hard on Oldman's comments.
He then went on to use the same slurs that Gibson and Baldwin got busted for. Oldman later issued an apology of the “sorry you were offended” variety.
The English actor regrets striding into the Mel Gibson debacle.
Gary Oldman has issued a "heartfelt" and "genuine" apology for comments he made in an interview with Playboy magazine which recently surfaced in which he appeared to be condoning or perpetuating anti-Semitic views by defending Mel Gibson's infamous 2006 rant against Jews.
The apology was issued as an explanation to the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Weisenthal Center, in response to the ADL's charge that his words propagated anti-Semitic stereotypes.
"I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy Interview were offensive to many Jewish people. Upon reading my comments in print-I see how insensitive they may be, and how they may indeed contribute to the furtherance of a false stereotype," began the JFK star.
The British actor has said that he doesn't understand the furore surrounding Gibson's 2006 remarks.
Gary Oldman has become the centre of his own controversy after dipping into the enduring furore surrounding anti-Semitic comments that fellow actor Mel Gibson made in 2006. The Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy actor features in a new interview with Playboy magazine in which he airs his disbelief over the outrage that followed Gibson's outburst.
Describing those who chastised Gibson as "f**king hypocrites," Oldman added "We've all said those things." The 56 year-old continued "We all hide and try to be so politically correct. That's what gets me. I think it's like, take a f**king joke. Get over it."
Gibson was arrested for drink-driving in Malibu and after asking whether the police officer was Jewish, said "F**king Jews. The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." The filmmaker apologised, saying the comments were "blurted out in a moment of insanity" and branding the incident as "despicable behaviour."
Continue reading: "I Don't Get It": Gary Oldman Shields Mel Gibson's Anti-Semitism
Justin Bieber has apologised for using a racial slur in the punch line of a joke in 2011, but he's not the only celebrity that has been accused of racism.
There’s a lot of words we’d use to describe Justin Bieber, but “racist” wasn’t one of them. That was, until a video emerged of the pop star over the weekend, in which he tells a joke which includes the N-word in the punchline. In the video, Bieber asks, “Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?” Before simulating the sound of a chainsaw, but using the N-word, “Run n*****, n*****, n*****, n*****, n*****.”
Bieber has apologised for using the racist word in the punchline of a joke
The video was taken from footage that was filmed for Bieber’s 2011 documentary, “Never Say Never.” Unsurprisingly, it didn’t make the final cut, although that didn’t stop The Sun newspaper from finding and releasing it. Bieber is said to be “frustrated and sad,” and has released a statement regarding the leaked video: “I’m very sorry. I take all my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologise for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable behaviour. I thought it was OK to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but I didn’t realise at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance.”
Continue reading: Will Justin Bieber's Racist Joke Damage His Career?
Barney Ross is the fearless leader of elite New Orleans mercenary team The Expendables who are still as active and formidable as ever despite the ever nearing limitations of age. And it seems those limitations could be closer than ever as they face their most serious challenge yet. When The Expendables' co-founder Conrad Stonebanks became engulfed in a world of crime and arms dealing, Barney made the difficult decision to kill his partner. However, it seems Stonebanks isn't as dead as Barney thought and he's now hellbent on ending The Expendables once and for all. With such a deadly threat facing them, the team decide to recruit; enlisting a younger, fitter and smarter group to join them and bring down their nemesis. With fresh blood and higher numbers, The Expendables are sure to succeed in their latest mission - but will age differences get in the way of their solidarity?
'The Expendables 3' introduces an extended, all star ensemble cast in the final instalment of 'The Expendables' move series. Directed by Patrick Hughes ('Red Hill') and co-written by Katrin Benedikt, Creighton Rothenberger ('Olympus Has Fallen'), Dave Callaham ('Doom') and star Sylvester Stallone ('Rambo'), the movie will be unveiled in UK cinemas on August 15th 2014.
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