Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of Eon Productions, the Brit-based company behind the James Bond movies, will act act executive producers on the project. Other producers include Priya Amritraj and Addison Mehr for Hyde Park and Danielle Robinson for G-Base. … [Read more...] about Berlin: Gerald Butler on ‘Remote Control’ for Hyde Park, STX
STX will distribute in the U.S. and launch international sales this week in Berlin on the movie which will follow Michael Rafter (Butler), a former war correspondent turned corporate security consultant, whose life is overturned when he receives a mysterious phone call from an unknown source. … [Read more...] about Gerard Butler To Star In Action-Thriller ‘Remote Control’ For Hyde Park, STX & Bond Producers Eon – EFM
While the story is said to be quite complex, yet simple at the same time, this epic drama based on true events from World War II is certainly more accessible that an exceedingly complex story like Interstellar, which could be another reason why Dunkirk out-grosses Interstellar. The director is also trying to tap into a new audience demographic with the casting of Harry Styles, the singer who became an international pop star with the group One Direction, who makes his feature film debut. The director recently compared the casting of Harry Styles to casting Heath Ledger as The Joker, a bold statement to be sure, although it will be interesting to see if any young fans of Harry Styles will check out a World War II movie like Dunkirk just for a glimpse at Harry on the big screen. The cast also includes Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, James D'arcy and Aneurin Barnard. … [Read more...] about Will Nolan’s Dunkirk Be a Hit or Miss at the Box Office?
He requested that Sneap, who is 48 and has played in the bands Hell and Sabbath, fill in for him on the road. It’s a turning point for the band since Faulkner, a 38-year-old with long blond hair, replaced founding guitarist K. K. Downing in 2011. For years, the dual guitars of Tipton and Downing were the benchmark of the Judas Priest sound. But Tipton has maintained that he’s not leaving the band. “I want everyone to know that it’s vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band – it’s simply that my role has changed,” he said in a statement. “I don’t rule out the chance to go on stage as and when I feel able to blast out some Priest! So at some point in the not too distant future I’m really looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful metal maniacs once again.” … [Read more...] about Judas Priest on Their Half-Century Heavy-Metal Odyssey
But definitely bands like that paved the way for all of us. And you know, to me, watching a band like Rush, especially when we were playing with them back then, it was not really cool to be a Rush fan. It was like a guilty pleasure. We actually got a lot of shit, especially from European press, for touring Europe with Rush. Because we were supposed to be this young, new… whatever the hell we were, but we were part of that alternative punk scene, and all of the sudden, here we were. I remember reading some British press, “What’s the hell’s Primus doing playing with these old prog dinosaurs?” … [Read more...] about Les Claypool on Primus’ Rush Covers Tour: ‘It’s About Admiration for These Amazing Musicians’