It’s unlikely that Top Gun 2 will come together now, in the wake of the tragic death of director Tony Scott. But Paramount has finalized plans to re-release the original 1986 Top Gun, with a 3-D transfer, on the biggest screen possible. Paramount announced in a press release that Top Gun will play in IMAX theaters for six days starting Feb. 8. The addition of 3-D promises to add incredible depth to the airborne jet scenes, while also adding important depth to the various pectorals in the volleyball scene. READ FULL STORY
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Breaking news… author Lee Child’s literary hero Jack Reacher is still six-feet, five-inches tall. And Tom Cruise is still not.
Ever since Cruise was announced to star in a film adaptation of Child’s best-seller, One Shot, some fans of the Reacher novels have dwelled on the fact that Cruise is… well, more point-guard than power-forward. When the Mission: Impossible star introduced the first footage of the Reacher movie at CinemaCon in May, he prefaced the clip by saying, “For those of you who know the books, I’m obviously not 6-foot-5, like Jack Reacher. But Lee felt that I was the right guy to drive fast cars and kick the s–t out of people onscreen.”
But until the movie opens on Dec. 21, Cruise is doomed to answer questions about it. At last night’s London premiere, he explained that Reacher’s size was a “characteristic” rather than a “character,” according to Reuters. “You know, [Child] created the character, I had my own opinion that I didn’t say to Lee, and then he came back and pretty much reflected what I had felt about it,” Cruise said. “But had he said ‘look I’d rather not’, I would not have played the character.”
Watch the Associated Press’s video clip of Cruise discussing Reacher on the red carpet. READ FULL STORY
A mere month after the universe granted us the explode-y first look at Tom Cruise’s sci-fi adventure All You Need Is Kill, Universal has released the first poster for Cruise’s other sci-fi adventure, Oblivion. Although the movies are superficially similar — Cruise plays some kind of space soldier in both — Oblivion looks like the quieter of the two, judging by the desolate image of a beautiful waterfall flowing out of a ruined Empire State Building in this poster. (Just for funsies, there’s also a robot-spaceship thing that looks like something out of Portal.) The poster bears a superficial similarity to the one-sheet for Star Trek Into Darkness, indicating that Spring 2013 will be a good time for mournful futurism. Check out the Oblivion image below, and click on it for a bigger look:
Tom Cruise clearly packs a powerful punch.
In a new clip from Jack Reacher, which opens in theaters Dec. 21, Cruise stares down — and then beats up — multiple baddies by himself. “Remember,” Cruise says before taking the ringleader down. “You wanted this.”
Based on Lee Child’s popular series of novels, Reacher features Cruise as a rogue ex-military cop. The film is adapted and directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
Check out the clip — with clocks an impressive amount of groin kicks — below: READ FULL STORY
After next year’s Oblivion, Tom Cruise will continue his sudden sci-fi kick with a film called All You Need is Kill, a March 2014 release wherein he plays a man named Bill Cage who has to fight a battle against an alien race. The twist: Bill keeps on dying and then being reborn to fight the same battle, kind of like a videogame character replaying the same level until he gets it right. The first image from All You Need is Kill has just hit the Internet. Check it out below, and treasure this beautiful moment in time when the movie is still actually officially titled All You Need is Kill. READ FULL STORY
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are pairing up for yet another Tom Cruise star vehicle.
EW can confirm that Paramount has closed a deal, with Skydance as a partner, to acquire the script Our Name is Adam, written by T.S. Nowlin, with Cruise attached to play an astronaut who goes back in time to meet his younger self. Shades of Looper abound.
Skydance and Paramount produced Cruise’s upcoming action thriller Jack Reacher and last year’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.
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In The Sessions, opening in theaters this weekend, John Hawkes plays late poet Mark O’Brien, who was paralyzed from the neck down due to polio, and sought, in real life, to lose his virginity by working with a therapeutic sex surrogate. Hawkes is beyond emotionally and physically adept as O’Brien, restricted to laying flat in a huge iron lung, or being wheeled around on a portable cot, his face shifted to the side, his arms pinned to his sides. He’s partially nude at times, staring up at his sex therapist, played by distant-then warm Helen Hunt, and by turns funny, sweet, neurotic and moving. Oscar buzz has been swirling around Hawkes, who told EW at Toronto last month that the role was a challenge, like hungry flies to honey.
If Hawkes is nominated for an Oscar, he’ll join a long line of able-bodied actors and actresses who have been nominated or snagged top acting Academy Awards playing physically disabled – or physically challenged, as others say – roles. While real-life deaf actress Marlee Matlin won a best actress Oscar in 1987 for her part as a deaf pupil in Children of a Lesser God, and Harold Russell, whose hands were amputated after an accident in 1944, nabbed a best supporting actor Oscar trophy in 1947 as a World War II vet in The Best Years of Our Lives, they’re less the norm compared to the long line of able-bodied actors inhabiting those kinds of parts. READ FULL STORY
Watch your back Liam Neeson. Tom Cruise is also a man with a very particular set of skills. In Jack Reacher, out Dec. 21, Cruise plays a maverick ex military cop who finds trouble when he starts asking questions about an Army murder conviction. (No, it wasn’t a Code Red.)
When a friendly lawyer (Rosamund Pike) gets… taken… he gets that phone call from the kidnappers. “Do you think I’m a hero? I am not a hero…” he says calmly. “I have nothing to lose, and if you’re smart, that scares you.”
Jack Reacher: “He doesn’t care about the law. He doesn’t care about proof. He only cares about what’s right.”
Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY
Tom Cruise is attached to star in a science-fiction movie titled Our Name is Adam. His spokesperson confirmed a Variety report that he’s teaming with Pacific Rim producer Mary Parent on a spec script from writer T.S. Nowlin. Cruise, whose next movie in theaters is December’s Jack Reacher, is currently filming Doug Liman’s All You Need is Kill, opposite Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton. He remains attached to several in-development productions, including a Van Helsing remake, and it’s unclear where Adam fits in at this point. Cruise has not announced a next film.
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