Continuing with screen captures, one of my favorites, Magnolia. From 1999, Tom plays Frank T.J. Mackey.
Oh! Mission: Impossible 5 gets an earlier release date!
Tom Cruise will be back in theaters as Ethan Hunt sooner than expected.
Paramount and Skydance Productions have moved up the release of Mission: Impossible 5 from Christmas Day of this year to July 31, 2015 — the same weekend used to launch Guardians of the Galaxy, proving that August can be a lucrative corridor for event films.
Since MI5 will be completed earlier than expected, the studio decided to distance the film from J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which rolls out in theaters Dec. 18. (Abrams, who directed Cruise in Mission: Impossible III, is a producer on MI5.)
MI5 also gets out of the way of MGM and Sony’s James Bond sequel Spectre, which opens Nov. 6, according to insiders.
In its new home, the latest installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise will go up against Alcon and Warner Bros.’ Point Break redux, as well as Southpaw, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Christopher McQuarrie, who teamed with Cruise on Paramount’s Jack Reacher, directs MI5. The last film, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, released in December 2011, earned nearly $650 million globally, a franchise best.
Possible new project for Tom! Via Empire
Edge Of Tomorrow team set for 1980s drug tale
Universal pounced on Gary Spinelli’s based-on-truth drug pilot spec script Mena last year, throwing down a million dollars to secure the rights. Ron Howard briefly considered making it, but now Edge Of Tomorrow star and his director, Doug Liman, are in talks to take over instead.
The title refers to Mena, Arkansas, the site of much of the action in the extraordinary life of Barry Seal, the focus of the film. Seal was a pilot for TWA in the 1970s who lost his job when he was caught flying plastic explosives from Miami to Mexico for an anti-Castro group. He subsequently went solo as an aviation consultant, and began a lucrative second career smuggling cannabis and cocaine between South and North America, eventually getting entangled with the notorious Colombian Medellin Cartel.
When he was caught, he made deals with the CIA and DEA to continue his activities as an informant and spy. His adventures saw him encounter infamous names like Pablo Escobar and Jorge Luis Ochoa Vasquez, expose political corruption in Nicaragua and have no small part in kicking off the Iran-Contra Affair. Seal was assassinated in Baton Rouge by the Medellins in 1986.
This could be a meaty, controversial role for Cruise and Liman feels like the right man to make it. It will all depend, however, on whether they actually lock in deals. Should that happen, expect the cameras to roll later this year.
Summit has been developing a Highlander reboot for years now but there were a few bumps in the road. Last year, the studio hired visual effects artist Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to make Highlander his feature directorial debut. Now Summit has set their sights on their dream casting centerpiece: Tom Cruise. The Wrap reports the studio is courting Cruise to play the mentor role that Sean Connery took on in the 1986 film. Cruise is busy shooting crazy stunts for Mission: Impossible 5, so it’s unclear if the in-demand actor is interested. A Cruise representative is direct that the actor is “far from talks” for Highlander: “He is offered tons of projects.” At the very least, this suggests Summit has higher aspirations for the property than I would have guessed. If they do land Cruise, I picture the rest of the casting falling into place sooner than later so Summit can rachet up the development process.
Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Melissa Rosenberg contributed to the Highlander script. Neal H. Moritz, Peter Davis, and Justin Lin will produce. More after the jump.
Tom Cruise does a crazy stunt for the upcoming Mission: Impossible movie. And yes, it’s him doing the stunts. Head over to Daily Mail for the video and more photos
Edge of Tomorrow is now available to buy on DVD and Blu-Ray and here’s a deleted scene from the movie which is featured on the Blu-ray, you can buy it over at Amazon.com:
The studio seems to be marketing the movie with it’s tagline “Live, Die, Repeat“, since Edge of Tomorrow wasn’t a very explanatory title.
Edge of Tomorrow Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and Limited Edition Steelbook contain the following special features:
• Operation Downfall – Adrenaline Cut
• Storming The Beach
• Weapons Of The Future
• Creatures Not Of This World
• On The Edge With Doug Liman
• Deleted Scenes
Edge of Tomorrow Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
• Weapons Of The Future
• Creatures Not Of This World
Edge of Tomorrow is available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Limited Edition Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray Combo Pack Steelbook on 13th October.
Spoiler Alert: Tom Cruise dies a lot in Edge of Tomorrow. Ok, that’s barely a spoiler, as the premise of the film involves Cruise’s character living the same day over and over, as it resets every time he dies. With that said, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you might want to skip this video, as this darkly amusing “death edit” is kind of spoilery. You know he dies a lot, but seeing those scenes for the first time is better in context.
Edge of Tomorrow really does have a high re-watchability factor. I confirmed as much the second time I saw the film in the theater. But watching the video above has me feeling especially excited for the home video release, which is presumably the intention of the Edge of Tomorrow Live. Die. Repeat death edit. The video was shared this week on the EoT Facebook page, along with a caption that reminds us that Edge Of Tomorrow makes its Blu-ray debut on October 7.
The supercut highlights some of the best death moments for Tom Cruise’s Major William Cage, a man who’s dropped into an intense battle against invading aliens almost completely unprepared. When Cage inherits the aliens’ ability to reset the day, he eventually figures out how to improve his fighting skills. So yeah, it’s Groundhog Day with aliens, and this is obviously a sci-fi action film, as opposed to a Bill Murray comedy. But the video highlights, Edge of Tomorrow isn’t without its lighter moments. In fact, it’s willingness to acknowledge the humor of the situation — and Cruise’s ability to capture that tone and work it in favor of his character’s slow but noticeable evolution — is one of the big reasons Doug Liman’s film works so well.
“On your feet, maggot!”
It’s unfortunate that tone didn’t come through as much in the original promos for Edge of Tomorrow, as the thriller might have secured a bigger audience stateside. Alas, perhaps it’ll pick up more steam with its home video release. As mentioned, the Blu-ray arrives next week. However the film is already available to purchase digitally. And of course, those who want to read the book on which the story was based can check out Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s All You Need Is Kill. It’s different from the film, but a pretty great (and relatively quick) read.