Archive for October, 2011

‘Die Hard 5’ gets 2013 release date…

Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Bruce Willis outside Red Hog restaurant after having a business meeting, Warsaw, Poland

Die Hard 5 has been confirmed for release on February 14, 2013.

The latest instalment in the Bruce Willis action franchise will be named A Good Day to Die Hard, and will centre around John McClane and his son getting involved in a prison escape.

Willis will return in the lead role, while Max Payne‘s John Moore will direct the film from a script drafted by The A-Team‘s Skip Woods.

20th Century Fox said in a statement: “Since the first Die Hard in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy number one for terrorists the world over.

“Now, McClane faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader, and father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.”

Filming is scheduled to begin in Russia in January, 2012.

Stephen Lang: ‘No-one understands Terra Nova time paradox’

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Stephen Lang

Terra Nova star Stephen Lang has claimed that “no-one” understands the show’s time paradox.

The Fox sci-fi drama follows an expedition of humans as they travel from a future Earth to the late Cretaceous period.

“No-one understands the time paradox on this show,” Lang told Assignment X. “Stephen Hawking doesn’t understand the time paradox on this show and neither did Albert Einstein, [so] of course I don’t.”

The actor, who plays Commander Taylor, claimed that it is not “absolutely crucial” to understand the paradox.

“I believe that the time paradox will be addressed over a period of time in this [show],” he ventured. “I think it has to be and one would want it to be.”

However, he added: “I’m not sure that it will ever be resolved or even successfully addressed.”

Terra Nova continues on Monday at 8/7c on Fox. The show airs on Mondays at 8pm on Sky1 in the UK.

‘Real Steel’ tops US box office with $27.3m

Sunday, October 9th, 2011
'Real Steel' still

Boxer robot epic Real Steel has topped the US box office in its opening weekend.

The Shawn Levy-directed film, which stars Hugh Jackman and Evangeline Lilly, took an estimated $27.3m to place it at the top of the charts.

Opening in second place is George Clooney‘s fourth directorial effort The Ides of March which took $10.4m, followed by last weekend’s box-office topper Dolphin Tale with $9.1m.

Remaining steady in fourth place is comedy drama 50/50 with $5.5m, while Christian drama Courageous rounds out the top five films with $4.6m.

Next weekend sees the release of Owen Wilson‘s latest comedy The Big Year, as well as remakes of Footloose and The Thing.

This week’s US box office top ten in full (studio estimates):
1. (-) Real Steel – $27.3 million
2. (-) The Ides of March – $10.4 million
3. (1) Dolphin Tale – $9.1 million
4. (4) 50/50 – $5.5 million
5. (5) Courageous – $4.6 million
6. (3) The Lion King 3D – $4.5 million
7. (6) Dream House – $4.5 million
8. (2) Moneyball – $3.2 million
9. (8) What’s Your Number? – $3.0 million
10. (7) Abduction – $2.9 million

‘Dolphin Tale’ climbs to top US box office

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Family drama Dolphin Tale has climbed the US box office to become this weekend’s biggest domestic release.

The Charles Martin Smith-directed film, starring Harry Connick Jr. and Ashley Judd, took $14.2m for its second weekend in cinemas.

Staying strong in second place is Bennet Miller‘s sports drama Moneyball with $12.5m, followed by The Lion King 3D with takings of $11m.

Entering in fourth place is comedy drama 50/50, starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which opened to £8.85m, while indie drama Courageous took $8.8m.

This week’s US box office top ten in full (studio estimates):
1. (3) Dolphin Tale – $14.2 million
2. (2) Moneyball – $12.5 million
3. (1) The Lion King 3D – $11 million
4. (-) 50/50 – $8.8 million
5. (-) Courageous – $8.8 million
6. (-) Dream House – $8.2 million
7. (4) Abduction – $5.6 million
8. (-) What’s Your Number? – $5.6 million
9. (6) Contagion – $5.0 million
10. (5) Killer Elite – $4.8 million