FAST & FURIOUS 7 Wraps Production; Shares Heartfelt Note and New Image Commemorating Tough Shoot

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Shooting has just officially wrapped on Fast & Furious 7.  The tumultuous, to say the least, production faced innumerable hurdles following the tragic death of star Paul Walker in November.  I imagine those involved are glad they pushed on but relieved that the ordeal is drawing to a close.  I also imagine director James Wan has a bear of a post-production schedule ahead of him. Assembling the film in the proper manner to respectfully work around Walker’s death (and the various methods employed in replacing him) has to be a pretty intense juggling act.

Hit the jump to read a heartfelt note from the team and see a new Fast & Furious 7 image.  The film also stars Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Nathalie Emmanuel, Lucas Black, John Brotherton, Djimon Hounsou, and Kurt RussellFast & Furious 7 opens in theaters on April 3, 2015.

Lucas Black Returns for FAST & FURIOUS 7, 8 and 9

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Fast & Furious franchise fans will be happy to hear that Lucas Black will return to the fold in James Wan’s Fast & Furious 7.  Appearing only in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Black will make up for his absence by not only starring in the upcoming feature, but the next two after that.  Black’s drift-racing character, Sean Boswell, will become a series regular for at least the next film trilogy.  For those of you who have been paying attention throughout the entire franchise, you’ll understand why it makes sense to add Black/Boswell back in now.  If you need a refresher, hit the jump.

The film also stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham and Djimon Honsou.  Check out Fast & Furious 7 when it opens July 11, 2014. 

Exclusive GET LOW Video Interviews with Producer Dean Zanuck, Director Aaron Schneider, Lucas Black, Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall

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Inspired by an American folktale that’s been passed down by storytellers for decades, Get Low is an entertaining and colorful tale about one man’s last-ditch quest for redemption.  The film is based on an eccentric 1930s Tennessee hermit known as Felix “Bush,” who famously came out of hiding to throw his own funeral party while he was still very much alive and kicking.  To draw a crowd to his highly irregular memorial, Felix sold lottery tickets offering his valuable plot of land as the prize.

An 8-year labor of love for producer Dean Zanuck (Road to Perdition), Get Low is directed by Aaron Schneider who makes his feature debut after winning the Academy Award for his short, Two Soldiers. Written by Chris Provenzano (Mad Men) and C. Gaby Mitchell (Blood Diamond), the film features a stellar cast that includes Robert Duvall as the mysterious backwoods recluse, Bill Murray as the fast-talking funeral home owner who senses a big payday in the offing, Lucas Black as his young apprentice, and Sissy Spacek as a lonely widow and the only person in town who ever got close to Felix.

We sat down this week with Dean Zanuck, Aaron Schneider, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Lucas Black to talk about their new film. They told us how they first got involved with the project, what it was like to work together on location in Georgia, and what they hope an audience will take from their film.  Hit the jump to watch the interviews:

GET LOW Trailer Starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, and Sissy Spacek

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I don’t know what to make of this trailer for Get Low.  It starts off looking like a quirky comedy about an old man (Robert Duvall) wanting a funeral party while he’s still alive.  But as the trailer progresses, the tone gets increasingly darker.  In her review from the Toronto Film Festival, Monika said the movie was, “undeniably smart, funny, and heart-wrenching piece.” Scott Weinberg over at Cinematical also saw the flick at TIFF and said the film was, “an excellent little dramatic piece that’s awash in humanity, warmth, insight, and wit.”  The Playlist‘s Luke Gorham said it was, “crowd-pleasing and solid, if ultimately unexceptional film.“  I’m certainly interested in seeing it and it looks like Duvall is going to turn in another great performance.  However, he does remind me of the SNL sketch where he played a character on a game show called, “Who’s More Grizzled?”  Sadly, I couldn’t find the video but here’s the transcript.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and the official synopsis.  Get Low hits theaters on July 30th.

Tyrese Gibson Video Interview LEGION

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Opening tomorrow is writer/director Scott Stewart‘s Legion. The movie stars Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton, Jon Tenney, Kevin Durand, Willa Holland, Kate Walsh and Dennis Quaid.  Here’s the synopsis:

Legion find a dusty diner in the Mojave Desert becomes ground zero for earth’s final showdown, in this startlingly original and terrifying vision of the Apocalypse. As mankind destroys itself in a savage fury, a small group of people trapped on the edge of nowhere prepare to make a last stand with the help of a mysterious and powerful stranger.

To help promote the film, I recently got to speak to one of the kings of Twitter…Tyrese Gibson.  During the interview, we talked about what got him involved in Legion, how many tweets is too many in one day, the Gladis scene, his thoughts on the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen reviews, and I tried to find out what’s up with Transformers 3.  It’s a great interview so take a look:

Katie Walsh Video Interview LEGION

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Opening this weeeknd is writer/director Scott Stewart’s Legion. The movie stars Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton, Jon Tenney, Kevin Durand, Willa Holland, Kate Walsh and Dennis Quaid.  Here’s the official synopsis:

Legion find a dusty diner in the Mojave Desert becomes ground zero for earth’s final showdown, in this startlingly original and terrifying vision of the Apocalypse. As mankind destroys itself in a savage fury, a small group of people trapped on the edge of nowhere prepare to make a last stand with the help of a mysterious and powerful stranger.

To help promote the film, I got to speak with the entire cast and today’s interview is with Katie Walsh.  During the interview we talked about Brazil, why she wanted to be in Legion, trying to do both movies and TV as she’s on Private Practice, and what else she’s working on.  Check the interview out after the jump:

Adrianne Palacki Video Interview LEGION

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Opening this weeeknd is writer/director Scott Stewart’s Legion. The movie stars Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton, Jon Tenney, Kevin Durand, Willa Holland, Kate Walsh and Dennis Quaid.  Here’s the official synopsis:

Legion find a dusty diner in the Mojave Desert becomes ground zero for earth’s final showdown, in this startlingly original and terrifying vision of the Apocalypse. As mankind destroys itself in a savage fury, a small group of people trapped on the edge of nowhere prepare to make a last stand with the help of a mysterious and powerful stranger.

To help promote the film, I got to speak with the entire cast and each day I’m posting one of them.  Today it’s with Adrianne Palacki.  During the interview we talked about the promotional process, social networking like Twitter and Facebook, making the movie, and her next film, Red Dawn.  Check out what she had to say after the jump:

Dennis Quad Video Interview LEGION

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Opening this Friday is writer/director Scott Stewart’s Legion. The movie stars Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton, Jon Tenney, Kevin Durand, Willa Holland, Kate Walsh and Dennis Quaid.  Here’s the official synopsis:

Legion find a dusty diner in the Mojave Desert becomes ground zero for earth’s final showdown, in this startlingly original and terrifying vision of the Apocalypse. As mankind destroys itself in a savage fury, a small group of people trapped on the edge of nowhere prepare to make a last stand with the help of a mysterious and powerful stranger.

To help promote the film, I got to speak with the entire cast and each day this week I’ll post one of them.  Up first is Dennis Quad.  During the interview he talked about making the movie, why he wanted to be involved, what’s up with G.I. Joe 2, and what else he has coming up.  Hit the jump to check it out.

6 Movie Clips From LEGION Starring Paul Bettany, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Kate Walsh and Dennis Quaid

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Opening on January 22 is writer/director Scott Stewart’s Legion. The movie stars Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton, Jon Tenney, Kevin Durand, Willa Holland, Kate Walsh and Dennis Quaid.  Here’s the official synopsis:

Legion find a dusty diner in the Mojave Desert becomes ground zero for earth’s final showdown, in this startlingly original and terrifying vision of the Apocalypse from director and writer Scott Stewart (Priest). As mankind destroys itself in a savage fury, a small group of people trapped on the edge of nowhere prepare to make a last stand with the help of a mysterious and powerful stranger.

To help promote the film, we’ve been given 6 clips and a featurette.  You can watch everything after the jump:

First LEGION Clip

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A few weeks ago I got to see about twenty minutes from Screen Gems upcoming movie Legion.  While I didn’t see enough footage to say if the final film is going to be worth our time, one of the clips they showed us was great, and it just so happens Screen Gems released a clip from the scene today.  Since I’d rather not spoil it, hit the jump and check it out.  But I will say it involves a grandma named Gladys…

New Images from LEGION Plus Steve Watches 20 Minutes of the Film

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Last week I went to Sony Studios for a set visit on Priest.  While I’m embargoed from saying anything on that film, while I was there, we were shown around 20 minutes from Screen Gems upcoming Legion, and we were also provided a number of new images from the film.

If you’re not familiar with Legion, it’s a supernatural action thriller where an out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race.  When God loses faith in Mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse.  Humanity’s only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany).   Legion also stars Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Kate Walsh, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton and Willa Holland.

Hit the jump for my thoughts on the footage and the images:

See Paul Bettany and the Saviors in the 6 New LEGION Banners

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There haven’t been a ton of trailers this year that have genuinely put a smile on my face.  The red-band trailer for “Legion,” however, was one of them.  I don’t know if everything I smiled at was the desired reaction, however I smiled and that means I’m going to see the film.  Anyhow, some new banner images have just been revealed for “Legion,” and they look pretty decent. Amongst them Charles S. Dutton does not appear, and that doesn’t speak too well for the mortality of his character. Hit the jump to see them:

GET LOW Review – TIFF ’09

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Sometimes patience is a virtue. While I’m not one to say “wait it out” often, I now implore you to keep you eye out for “Get Low,” see it at your earliest convenience, and be patient. This isn’t some quick-start film of immediate laughs and intrigue. Instead, it’s a wonderfully paced story that builds from the smallest morsel into an undeniably smart, funny, and heart-wrenching piece about one man’s quest to heal the pains of his past. And if big names are what will get you interested in the film, so be it: Robert Duvall. Bill Murray. Lucas Black. Sissy Spacek. Read on to learn about the magic of Aaron Schneider’s “Get Low.”

First Images from GET LOW and MOTHER AND CHILD

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Over the last week I’ve posted tons of new images from all the movies premiering at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. While I thought I was done, this morning I was able to snag a few new images from “Get Low” and “Mother and Child”. Both films have great casts, and Bill Murray is in “Get Low”, which means you should care about it. What can I say, huge fan. Anyway, after the jump check out the images along with synopsis’ for both films.

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