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Liam Neeson lands lead role in remake of Rupert Wyatt's The Escapist

With it being Neeson Season and all, I guess it's only appropriate a new project is in the works starring the actor. It's being reported that Liam Neeson will star in Legendary Pictures' remake of the 2008 prisoner thriller THE ESCAPIST. The original U.K. film was Rupert Wyatt 's (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE GAMBLER) directorial debut, and it starred...

Review: The Gambler

PLOT: A literature professor ( Mark Wahlberg ) finds himself in debt to various underworld figures for $240,000 as a result of his hardcore gambling addiction. REVIEW: Itís always a shame when a film youíve been looking forward to underwhelms. Rupert Wyatt ís THE GAMBLER looked, on the outset, to be exactly the kind of gritty crime drama thatís like catnip to me. I...

Mark Wahlberg doesn't know when to fold 'em in the new The Gambler trailer

The first red band trailer for THE GAMBLER gave us very little from Mark Wahlberg and a lot from John Goodman and Jessica Lange . This new trailer puts a lot more of the plot into perspective while also showcasing Michael Kenneth Williams, Brie Larson , and Wahlberg himself. THE GAMBLER, a remake of the James Caan film, looks to be a nice thriller but also a deep performance...

Mark Wahlberg enters level f-bomb in this red-band trailer for The Gambler

Director Rupert Wyatt surprised audiences by delivering a very character-driven prequel in RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, and it's that kind of characterization that's really going to lend his newest flick, THE GAMBLER, some serious weight. Speaking of, actor Mark Wahlberg slimmed down to take on the role of Jim Bennett, a literature professor who borrows from everyone and his...

See the first images of a transformed Mark Wahlberg in The Gambler

The first images from Paramount Picturesí remake of THE GAMBLER have landed online. Director Rupert Wyatt ís (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) upcoming drama follows star Mark Wahlberg as a literature professor whose gambling spirals out of control. Looking at the images below you will likely notice how much weight Wahlberg dropped for the role; just a few months ago he took us to a...

Ink & Pixel: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, Iím always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fanbase, Ink & Pixel has been granted permission to broaden its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres. I hope that you enjoy this bold new...

The Good, the Bad & the Badass: Gary Oldman

Last week, we took a look at the career of Aussie actor Eric Bana , who first made a splash playing one of the screen's great psychopaths in CHOPPER. This week's guy knows a thing or two about that.... Gary Oldman     OK, so Gary Oldman got himself into a bit of trouble a few weeks ago by going off-the-cuff in his Playboy...

The Rupert Wyatt directed AMC series Turn gets a Revolutionary new trailer

With the occasional cancellations, AMC still reigns as one of the best sources of original programming on television. With BREAKING BAD ended and MAD MEN following soon, the network is looking for the next potential hit to compliment THE WALKING DEAD. TURN may be that show. Starring Jamie Bell (KING KONG, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN) in the lead, TURN follows the creation of America's...

Jessica Lange joins Mark Wahlberg in Rupert Wyatt's remake of The Gambler

It was only a matter of time before Jessica Lange 's career renaissance brought her to a big movie. Aside from her three amazing roles on AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Lange has only had two film roles: a supporting turn in THE VOW and the upcoming erotic thriller IN SECRET. Once again cast as someone's mother, Lange will join the cast of Rupert Wyatt 's remake of THE GAMBLER. THE GAMBLER...

Casting Round-Up Ladies Edition with Brie Larson and Rose Byrne

Here's another installment of Casting Round-Up Ladies Edition. This time we have Brie Larson and Rose Byrne up to the plate. I enjoy doing the "ladies edition" of Casting Round-Up because it allows me to find photos of these lovely ladies. Can we also discuss how perfect Rose Byrne is? Speaking of Byrne, this lovely lady has landed a role opposite Melissa McCarthy in...

Director Rupert Wyatt and Mark Wahlberg may team up for remake of The Gambler

I've got another remake for you guys, and it might be one that you don't mind seeing an update for. Paramount has been developing another go at 1974's THE GAMBLER which originally starred James Caan . The flick centered on Caan as "a college professor whose gambling addiction overcomes him even after he gets in big trouble with the wrong guys." The studio is apparently...

Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Rupert Wyatt to direct Star Trek 3? Plus news on who is writing the script

Good news everyone! Looks like those rumors yesterday about Jon M. Chu directing STAR TREK 3 are not true. A representative for Chu talked to the Huffington Post and told them that the director has not been contacted by the studio for the project. The list of other possible directors from yesterday didn't have one filmmaker that (according to Cinematallic ) is now a...
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