Thomas Jane to Lead THE EXPANSE, Syfy’s Series Adaptation of James S.A. Corey’s “Leviathan Wakes”

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While Syfy may suffer from the occasional Sharknado, every once in a while they attempt to bring some real science-fiction onto the screen.  Case in point: The Expanse, a new series adapted from James S.A. Corey’s “Leviathan Wakes” series.  The story follows a veteran detective and the captain of a ship in their search for a missing girl … oh, did I mention that it happens 200 years in the future and takes place in space?  Yeah.  There’s asteroid mining, space colonies, revolutionaries, and interplanetary intrigue.  And who better to lead this series?  Mr. Thomas Jane.  Hit the jump for more.

Promo Poster for VICE Starring Bruce Willis, Ambyr Childers and Thomas Jane

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The latest installment of promo posters from Steve’s visit to Berlin’s European Film Market gives an early look at the sci-fi action-thriller, Vice.  While a lot of promo posters pop up for movies that will never see the light of day, Vice managed to sell to over 37 countries in one week, nearly selling out completely.  The recent news that Bruce Willis joined the picture likely helped sway buyers.  Also starring Ambyr Childers and Thomas Jane, Vice is set in a luxury resort of the future in which synthetic staff members tend to each and every whim of their rich and famous guests.  When a glitch allows one staffer to relive her previously wiped memories, she sets off on a path of revenge against those who have harmed her.  Hit the jump for more on Vice and to take a look at the promo poster.

Trailer for DRIVE HARD Starring John Cusack and Thomas Jane

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The first trailer has gone online for the action-comedy Drive Hard.  The film stars John Cusack as a bank robber who forces a driving instructor/former race car driver (Thomas Jane) into being his wheelman.  I hadn’t heard a thing about this movie until now, and it’s not like Cusack and Jane are some no-name actors, although neither is a stranger to B-movies. This one looks like it could be fun provided it doesn’t push its wacky premise too hard.  As Jane’s character asks at one point in the trailer, “What kind of stupid do you think I am?” I’m hoping it’s the right kind of stupid.

Hit the jump for the trailer. Drive Hard opens later this year.

Robert De Niro and Reese Witherspoon Circle THE INTERN; Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane Join SOMNIA; IF YOU SEE HER Adds to Cast

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

Hit the jump for more on each project.

Check Out Posters for the Thomas Jane Short DIRTY LAUNDRY and the New Short TRUTH IN JOURNALISM, Which Stars Ryan Kwanten and Debuts Tomorrow

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A little over a year ago, Thomas Jane and friends shocked Comic-Con by premiering a very cool short film based on The Punisher titled Dirty Laundry.  Directed by Phil Joanou, scripted by Chad St. John, and produced by Adi Shankar, the short was a slow burn that eventually erupted into bloody and brutal violence.  If you’ve never seen it, I strongly suggest watching it here.

If you’re like me and thought Dirty Laundry was extremely well done, I’ve got some cool news to share: tomorrow morning, producer Adi Shankar is releasing his next short film titled Truth in Journalism, and it stars Ryan Kwanten.  Written and directed by Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn II, Knights of Badassdom), the film is sure to excite comic book fans, and I have a feeling everyone will be watching it within the first twenty-four hours.  While I really want to go into more details about why you should be excited, just trust me.  Anyway, with the short hitting the net tomorrow morning, Shankar is letting us premiere the posters for both short films.  Hit the jump to check them out.

First Trailer and Poster for PAWN SHOP CHRONICLES Starring Paul Walker, Norman Reedus, Brendan Fraser, Matt Dillon, Elijah Wood and Thomas Jane

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I’m rarely at a loss for words on this site, but today’s new trailer for Wayne Kramer’s Pawn Shop Chronicles has managed to scramble my brains.  The R-rated action comedy has plenty of drug use, gun play and strangeness, but … I just don’t know what the hell is going on here.  You’ll have to sort this one out for yourselves.

Starring Paul Walker, Norman Reedus, Matt Dillon, Elijah Wood, Vincent D’Onofrio, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, Brendan Fraser and DJ QuallsPawn Shop Chronicles opens in limited theaters and on demand staring July 12th.  Hit the jump to watch the first trailer and check out the film’s poster.

TOP 5: End of the Year Edition – Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Limited Paper, Lessons from BATMAN: THE MOVIE, THE COLLISION Podcast, Thomas Jane’s THE PUNISHER Short Film

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In this, the final Saturday of 2012, it’s time to extract five topics from a year’s worth of Top 5‘s for our second annual “End of the Year Edition”. Given that this is a year-end list that exists on the Internet, I’m fully prepared for obligatory statements regarding my choices and how they prove my own ineptitude. That said, in an attempt to preempt such backlash, I’d like to welcome any and all readers to respectfully disagree with me in the comments section. Let’s keep it classy and enjoy a highlight reel of some of the best 2012 had to offer after the jump.

Benicio del Toro to Play Pablo Escobar in PARADISE LOST; Scoot McNairy Joins THE ROVER and FRANK; REACH ME Cast Led by Berenger, Stallone, Sedgwick

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A few casting notices:

  • Benicio del Toro is in final negotiations to play Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in Paradise Lost, which is not exactly a Pablo Escobar biopic.
  • Scoot McNairy booked two roles.  He will star opposite Michael Fassbender in Frank, and joins Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in The Rover.
  • The full cast list for Reach Me features Tom Berenger, Kevin Connolly, Thomas Jane, Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Kelsey Grammer, Nelly, Terry Crews, Ryan Kwanten, and more.

Details on each project after the jump.

Kim Basinger Joins GRUDGE MATCH with Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro; Nick Nolte, Thomas Jane and Jeremy Irons Ride for A MAGNIFICENT DEATH

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Some major veteran casting announcements to announce today:

Hit the jump for more on both pictures. 

TOP 5: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Thomas Jane’s THE PUNISHER Short Film, THE MASTER, Joss Whedon in SCARY SMASH, Our Comic-Con 2012 Coverage

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collider-top-5-sliceAnything that I write this week will ultimately prove miniscule and severely unimportant in the wake of the Aurora, CO tragedy. While it’s an unfortunate truth that lives are senselessly lost every day for reasons that defy any and all logic, the fact that this particular incident took place in an atmosphere so many us of cherish and during an event that was so genuinely anticipated has made this all too familiar story one that really hits home. All of this said, I’ll refrain from pretending to know or understand the first thing about what the victims of the shooting are going through. Instead, I’ll just offer my sincerest condolences to all those involved.

In an impossible segue, this week’s Top 5 is headlined by The Dark Knight Rises while also shining our weekly spotlight on The Punisher‘s new short film Dirty Laundry, the first poster and new trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master, Joss Whedon taking out a giant one-eyed monster in the 5-year-old inspired short film Scary Smash, and an ode to our nearly infinite supply of Comic-Con 2012 coverage. A link and brief recap for each rests after the jump.

Watch DIRTY LAUNDRY, the PUNISHER Short Film Thomas Jane Brought to Comic-Con; Plus 10 Images and a New PUNISHER Logo

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Thomas Jane put together one of the most fun surprises of Comic-Con.  Jane recruited director Phil Joanou to make a new short based on The Punisher—titled Dirty Laundry—on the down-low and screened it at the panel for his RAW Studios.  That was in a small room, so few actually saw the short.  But Jane and Co. posted Dirty Laundry online for all to see, and you can now watch it after the jump. Ron Perlman also makes an appearance in the short scripted by Chad St. John and produced by Adi Shankar.  Check out our recap of the panel here.

Comic-Con: Thomas Jane Unveiled a New PUNISHER Short Film with Special Guest Ron Perlman!

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Do you know the difference between justice and punishment?  Thomas Jane does and he proved it to the relatively small audience gathered at a Comic-Con panel for RAW Studios.  In an intimate setting in a small convention room that wasn’t titled Ballroom 20 or Hall H, Jane ran the show for the independent studio presentation.  Their projects included a Bad Planet videogame adaptation of their comic series with gaming company Red Fly Studio (check out the awesome early footage on their Kickstarter page), a short conceptual film for a Western they’re producing called A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand and, to the delight of Punisher fans in the audience, a fantastic short film featuring Jane as the Marvel anti-hero.  That was awesome enough, but a special guest star also joined the presentation: Ron Perlman, who recently proved how great a human being he is, had a small cameo in the film.  Hit the jump for a recap of the Punisher short film featuring Jane and Perlman.

Elijah Wood, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser and Vincent D’Onofrio Join PAWN SHOP CHRONICLES

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When last we reported on Running Scared-director Wayne Kramer’s Pawn Shop Chronicles, the picture had attached Paul Walker to star with Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst set to direct.  That’s old news.  What’s current is the casting of Elijah Wood, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser and Vincent D’Onofrio in the dark comedy.  The plot seems pretty much the same, which involves a local pawn shop in a small Southern town that is a link between a man searching for his kidnapped wife, two white-supremacist meth addicts and a down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator.  Production on the Adam Minarovich screenplay is underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Hit the jump for more casting news on Pawn Shop Chronicles.

Thomas Jane Joins Cast of Frank Darabont’s New TNT Series L.A. NOIR

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As we reported a few months back, writer/director Frank Darabont cushioned his ousting from AMC’s The Walking Dead by swiftly landing a gig with TNT to helm their period drama L.A. Noir. The project is based on the book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City which focuses on the decades-long conflict between Los Angeles police chief William Parker and mobster / former boxer Mickey Cohen.

Darabont already succeeded in pulling several exited cast members from his former series to his new project (to avoid spoilers for anyone behind on their viewing, names will be revealed after the jump). Now, Darabont is in talks with Thomas Jane (Hung), whose HBO series was recently cancelled after three seasons, to play mobster Bugsy Siegel.  For more on the project, hit the jump.

Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet Talk DARK COUNTRY, ALIEN PIG FARM Movie with David Gordon Green, THE MAGNIFICENT DEATH, and the Future of Comics

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The first time I met Thomas Jane, he was swaggering barefoot through a hall at Comic-Con, answering questions for an hour after the midnight screening of his film, Give ‘Em Hell, Malone.  During our first interview, last year at the Saturn Awards, he told Joel Silver and Sylvester Stallone to go shoot themselves before lamenting some of the lesser films he has been a part of and promising to only make projects he wanted to make from now on.  “If someone’s gonna screw it up, it should be me,” said Jane.

But it doesn’t look like he’s screwing anything up just yet.  Yesterday afternoon, I got on the phone with Jane (The Punisher, Hung) and his Raw Studio’s compatriot, Tim Bradstreet (Eisner Award-winning cover artist for, Hellblazer) to discuss their company’s new digital distribution deal with Comixology and their premiere release, a graphic novel adaptation of Jane’s directorial debut, Dark Country.   During our exclusive interview, the pair discussed the future of digital comic books and how it relates to David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, Jane’s next directorial effort, The Magnificent Death, why boutique companies have an edge on the majors, a proposed Alien Pig Farm movie that has David Gordon Green attached, Vampire: The Masquerade, a whole slew of upcoming comic books, the importance of patience, and much, much more.   Hit the jump for our exclusive interview and some art from the duo’s upcoming projects.

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