At Comic-Con last week, I was able to participate in roundtable interviews with Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and new series regular Amy Acker for Person of Interest season three. Chapman talked about Fusco’s role in the show and where he was at the end of season two, Shahi talked about what it’s like to do stunt scenes and a possible all ladies team up episode, and Acker discussed Root’s expanded role, and so much more. Hit the jump to watch the interviews.
Having just started production on their third season this last week, the producers and cast of Warner Bros’ Person of Interest took the time out of what is sure to be an action-packed season to present a panel at this year’s Comic Con. The series is one of TV’s most watched dramas, but in light of the recent leak about the NSA project Prism, the title sequence’s opening line “You are being watched,” might have a completely new meaning this season.
Executive Producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman were joined by stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and, along with the announcement that she is now also a series regular, Amy Acker. During the panel they discussed how the leak of NSA’s Prism might affect the show, what it’s how the character’s motivations have changed since the first season, and what the future might have in store for The Machine. Read more after the jump.
In this weekend’s Bullet To The Head, Sarah Shahi (Fairly Legal) and Sung Kang (The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift) co-star opposite Sylvester Stallone as his daughter and ‘partner’ respectively, the twosome forming an unlikely romance much to Sly’s chagrin. After Taylor Kwon’s (Kang) corrupt police partner is murdered, he teams up with the betrayed hit-man responsible (Stallone) to uncover who put the hit on in the first place. As the duo get closer to those responsible (Christian Slater, Jason Momoa, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), the villains attempt to get some leverage of their own turning their sights onto Sly’s estranged daughter Lisa (Shahi).
In the following interview with Shahi and Kang, the twosome talk working opposite Stallone, what drew them to the project and breaking conventional stereotypes. In addition, Kang discusses his ‘tragic’ Fast and Furious character Han and what to expect in Furious Six. For the full interview, hit the jump.
Even though we’re nearly three months removed from Halloween, I want to use this week’s opening paragraph to throw some support behind director Michael Stephenson‘s touching documentary, The American Scream. I recently caught the film via Netflix where it’s available to “Watch Instantly” and I was impressed to say the least. Stephenson’s previous entry, the indelible Best Worst Movie, quickly became one of my all-time favorite docs for the unexpected emotional punch it packed in following the lives of those impacted by Troll 2. Scream delivered on a similar level with its themes of family, community, and the pursuit of one’s passion (in this case, home haunting). If you haven’t seen it already, I recommend either checking it out on Netflix or picking up a copy for yourself from the film’s website.
All recommendations aside, much to the surprise of no one, this week’s Top 5 is headlined by the announcement that J.J. Abrams will direct/produce Star Wars: Episode VII with accompaniment by our Bullet to the Head set visit, Warm Bodies video interviews with Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and more, a G.I. Joe: Retaliation set visit preview and interviews with director Jon M. Chu and more, and all of our coverage out of Sundance 2013 to date. A brief recap and link to each is hidden in plain view after the jump.
In director Walter Hill’s upcoming action thriller Bullet to the Head, Sarah Shahi (The L Word) plays Sylvester Stallone’s daughter. On the New Orleans set last year, Shahi said the best way to play his daughter is to, “use your hands, puff up your chest a little bit, and sit with your legs slightly apart. And constantly practice your golf swing.” In addition to talking about playing Stallone’s daughter, Shahi talked about her character, her fight training, fake tattoos, what it’s been like working with Walter Hill, filming in New Orleans, and more. Hit the jump for what she had to say.
Warner Bros. has released a batch of high-resolution images from director Walter Hill’s upcoming action-thriller Bullet to the Head. The graphic novel adaptation stars Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo, a New Orleans hitman who teams up with a New York City cop (Sung Kang) to bring down the killers of their respective partners. These images show off plenty of Stallone toughness, as well as looks at supporting players Christian Slater, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sarah Shahi, Jon Seda, and of course Jason Momoa.
Hit the jump to check out 20 high-resolution images from the film, and click here to see 14 more images. Bullet to the Head opens on February 1st.
Warner Bros. has released a number of new high-resolution images from some of their upcoming 2013 titles. Briefly:
- Bullet to the Head – Written and directed by action veteran Walter Hill, the film stars Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, and Jason Momoa. The film opens on February 1, 2013.
- 42 – Directed by Brian Helgeland, the Jackie Robinson biopic stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, and Jon Bernthal. The film opens on April 12, 2013.
- The Great Gatsby – Directed by Baz Luhrmann, this 3D adaptation stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. The film opens May 10, 2013.
- We’re the Millers – Directed by Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball), this pot comedy stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, and Emma Roberts. The film opens on August 9, 2013.
- Getaway – Directed by Courtney Solomon and Yaron Levy, this thriller set within the confines of a car stars Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, and Jon Voight. The film opens on August 30, 2013.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.
Walter Hill’s Bullet to the Head has already released a few trailers for the film, but a slew of new images have just been made available online. The graphic novel adaptation stars Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo, a New Orleans hitman who teams up with a New York City cop (Sung Kang) to bring down the killers of their respective partners. The new images feature plenty of shots of Stallone and Kang, along with a bloodied-up Christian Slater. Also starring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jason Momoa and Sarah Shahi, Bullet to the Head is set to debut in theaters on February 1, 2013. Hit the jump to check out the new images.
It’s been over a month since the first trailer for writer/director Walter Hill’s Bullet to the Head dropped. Now we have a new look at Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang and Jason Momoa in this new international trailer. The tone is the same, but there are some new one-liners delivered by Stallone, accompanied by a more contemporary (and fitting) track by Motorhead. The international trailer is paced a bit better, but if you liked what you saw in the first cut then you’ll be pleased with the follow up. Bullet to the Head, also starring Christian Slater, Sarah Shahi and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, opens February 1st, 2013. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
Apparently it’s “old guys doing action things” week here at Collider. The geriatric throwdown The Expendables 2 opens this Friday, we just saw the first trailer for the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starrer The Last Stand, and now the first trailer for Bullet to the Head with Sylvester Stallone has landed online. Directed by Walter Hill (48 Hrs.) and based on the graphic novel of the same name, Stallone plays a New Orleans hitman who teams up with a New York City cop (Sung Kang) to take on the killers of their respective partners. I really wanted to see something special from the Stallone/Hill team-up, but this trailer doesn’t exactly inspire much confidence. The jokes are tired (Stallone thinks Kang fits every Asian stereotype, Kang thinks Stallone is old) and Stallone seems to be taking things a bit too seriously. I’d love nothing more than to be pleasantly surprised, so here’s hoping the finished film delivers the goods.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Jason Momoa, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sarah Shahi, and Christian Slater. Bullet to the Head opens on February 1st, 2013.
Sylvester Stallone is single-handedly trying to resurrect good old fashioned kick-ass action movies. He literally pushed himself to the breaking point on The Expendables and reprised his most famous roles in the films Rocky Balboa and Rambo. Now, Stallone is venturing into new territory with the graphic novel adaptation, Bullet to the Head, and it looks like he’ll be overseeing the final cut of the film. It was recently reported that Warner Bros. had erased the film from its April 13th release date without providing any information as to why or updating it with a new release. Sources now point to a November release date for the film due to Stallone needing the additional time to approve a final cut. Bullet to the Head follows a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) who teams up with a New York cop (Sung Kang of Fast Five) to track down the killers of their respective partners. Hit the jump for more on Bullet to the Head.
We have a couple of casting bits to bring you this afternoon. First up, Sarah Shahi (USA’s Fairly Legal) has signed on to star alongside Sly Stallone in the Walter Hill adaptation of Matz and Colin Wilson’s graphic novel Bullet to the Head. Variety reports that Shahi will make a turn as Stallone’s daughter in the action pic. As a reminder, Warner Bros. untitled adaptation will feature Sly as a New Orleans hitman who joins forces with a Gotham cop in order to take out those responsible for the deaths of their respective partners. In addition to her work on Fairly Legal, the lovely Shahi can also be seen alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan in the comedy I Don’t Know How She Does It due out later this year on September 16th.
Next, Andrea Riseborough (Never Let Me Go) has been tapped to star alongside James McAvoy and Mark Strong in the crime thriller Welcome to the Punch. Written/directed by Eran Creevy (Shifty), Welcome to the Punch centers on a criminal (Strong) and a detective (McAvoy) who become unlikely allies in the effort to expose a conspiracy. While details regarding Riseborough’s turn are sparse, Variety is confirming that she is indeed the female lead in the pic which is scheduled to begin production on July 18th in London. Along with Welcome to the Punch, Riseborough can also be seen in W.E. (co-written & helmed by Madonna) which opens on December 9th.
Now that Heroes is dead and buried, the cast has plenty of free time to move on to other projects, potentially even projects that have compelling storylines and logical character motivations. The Wrap reports that Milo Ventimiglia is moving on to the 3D thriller Static and will join Sara Paxton (Last House on the Left) and Sarah Shahi (The L Word). The story centers on “a young couple (Ventimiglia and Shahi) who are on the verge of divorce after the loss of their child, but their world changes when a young visitor arrives, bringing supernatural implications to the household.” So it’s like Rabbit Hole but in 3D with supernatural implications! Score!
Static will mark the feature directing debut of commercial director Todd Levin. Despite being in 3D, the film’s budget is set at less than $1 million and will control costs by using Sony’s PMW-F3 cameras, which are the company’s answer to the popular RED 3D camera.