The first trailer for David Ayer’s Sabotage, formerly titled Ten as a nod to Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians”, only dropped about a month ago, but a new cut is now available. While the first trailer provided a good introduction to the story and established the feeling of camaraderie among the members of the DEA task force, this new version raises the stakes for all involved. Led by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the team makes a career bust when they take down a drug cartel’s safe house. When a big chunk of the money goes missing, members of the crew are assassinated one by one, and the real danger appears not from outside the group, but from within.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Joe Manganiello, Sam Worthington, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Max Martini, Josh Holloway, Olivia Williams, and Mireille Enos. Sabotage opens on April 11, 2014.
Thanks to social networking, we now have the first image of Arnold Schwarzenegger in director David Ayer’s new film, Ten. Schwarzenegger tweeted the image earlier today, one that shows off a new look for the former Governor as he’s sporting a new haircut and a variety of new tattoos. He’s also armed to the teeth and ready for battle in a police-issue bullet-proof vest, complete with knives, ammo and at least three guns. Back when it was titled Breacher, Ayer said he wanted to “reinvent Arnold” during an interview with Steve. You’ll have to decide for yourself whether or not he succeeded. Hit the jump to check out the first image and for more on Schwarzenegger’s character.
Opening this weekend is director David Ayer’s (Harsh Times) police thriller End of Watch. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as two Los Angeles beat cops who find themselves marked for death after a routine traffic stop turns into an epic drug bust that interferes with a notorious cartel. Unlike Ayer’s previous films which focused on corrupt police officers, Gyllenhaal and Peña play honest cops trying to make a difference. In addition, most of the movie was filmed with handheld cameras, and Ayer’s POV shots put the audience right in the middle of the action. Trust me, End of Watch is definitely worth your time and the chemistry between Gyllenhaal and Peña is a lot of fun. For more on the film, here’s Matt’s review, twenty things to know from my set visit, and all our previous coverage. End of Watch also stars Anna Kendrick, Natalie Martinez, America Ferrera, Cody Horn and Frank Grillo.
Last week at the Toronto Film Festival I was able to speak with David Ayer. We talked about premiering in Toronto, his motivation for making End of Watch, the unique camerawork, and more. In addition, Ayer talks about his next movie, Breacher, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington. He reveals they start shooting October 15, it will definitely be rated-R, and he says he wants to “reinvent Arnold. He’ll be a new guy.” Hit the jump to watch.
We have a few bits of casting news to share with you today. Here they are at a glance:
- Cobie Smulders (The Avengers) is in negotiations to star opposite Vince Vaughn in DreamWorks’ untitled Starbuck remake, directed by Ken Scott, who also directed the original.
- Josh Holloway (Lost) is in talks to join Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington in David Ayer’s action-thriller, Breacher, previously known as Ten.
- Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) has nabbed the female lead in Fellini Black and White, directed by Henry Bromell.
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We’ve got a few casting stories to share this afternoon. Briefly:
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Some macho Monday casting news for you today. Here it is in brief:
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Check out the latest casting news in brief below:
- Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead) has been cast The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, the first in a series of adaptations of the best-selling Cassandra Clare books. Directed by Harald Zwart, the film also stars Lily Collins, Lena Headey and Jamie Campbell Bower.
- Terrence Howard (Iron Man) and Dawn Olivieri (The Vampire Diaries) are in talks to join Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington in Breacher, formerly known as Ten. The picture, directed by David Ayer, follows ten DEA agents who begin to die off one by one after pulling a heist.
Hit the jump for more casting details.