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OREN MOVERMAN’s ‘RAMPART’ Update: STEVE BUSCEMI, ANNE HECHE, CYNTHIA NIXON, SIGOURNEY WEAVER, And ROBIN WRIGHT Join Cast – Movie Based On Corrupt LAPD Anti-Gang Program Scandal

September 14, 2010

'RAMPART' cast and crew: (from left to right) BEN FOSTER, director OREN MOVERMAN, and WOODY HARRELSON


Source: ComingSoon.net, ComingSoon.net, Wikipedia.org

Steve Buscemi, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver and Robin Wright have joined Woody Harrelson, Ice Cube and Ben Foster in Oren Moverman’s crime-thriller Rampart.

Set against the backdrop of the scandal within the L.A.P.D. Rampart Division in the late 1990s, the film is the fictional account of a veteran police officer (Harrelson) caught up in the scandal, and his search for redemption. Ice Cube and Foster will also play LAPD officers.

The [Rampart] scandal grew out of severe police misconduct in the late 1990s in the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) anti-gang program including unprovoked shootings, beatings, planting of evidence, framing of suspects, stealing and dealing narcotics, bank robbery, perjury and covering up evidence.

Read more HERE.

The Rampart Scandal is notable in popular culture because at least three Rampart police were found to be on the payroll of hip-hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight of Death Row Records, a convicted felon with known ties to the Bloods gang. Moreover, detective testimony and a wrongful death lawsuit filed on April 16, 2007, holds Rampart CRASH officers Nino Durden, Rafael Pérez and David Mack responsible for the 1997 drive-by murder of multi platinum-selling hip hop recording artist Notorious B.I.G.

Read more on the Rampart Scandal HERE.

The Rampart Scandal was also the inspiration behind the highly acclaimed F/X television series ‘THE SHIELD’ – what THRALL WORLD easily considers the greatest television series ever. Don’t read about it lest you stumble on spoilers – just watch it from beginning to end. You’ll be trounced with the amazingness.

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‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’ Update: JAMES MCAVOY Conformed For Young PROFESSOR X Role

May 28, 2010

JAMES MCAVOY


Source: HeatVisionBlog.com

James McAvoy (ATONEMENT, WANTED) has signed on to play a young Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, in “X-Men: First Class,” which Matthew Vaughn is directing for Fox.

Plot synopsis: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”

Read more HERE.

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MATTHEW VAUGHN Confirmed To Direct ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’, Release Date Set, Plot Details

May 5, 2010

MATTHEW VAUGHN


Source: ComingSoon.net

It’s been touch and go for the last week, but KICK-ASS director Matthew Vaughn has been confirmed to helm X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, 20th Century Fox’s prequel to the lucrative franchise based on the Marvel Comics super-team. Not only have they signed Vaughn, directing his third movie in a row based on comic material, but Fox is confident enough in his abilities to set a release date for June 3, 2011, a little less than 13 months from today.

Plot synopsis: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.”

Read more HERE.

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OREN MOVERMAN’s ‘RAMPART’: WOODY HARRELSON, BEN FOSTER, And ICE CUBE Will Star – Movie Based On Scandal Involving Corrupt LAPD Anti-Gang Program

April 29, 2010

'RAMPART' cast and crew: (from left to right) BEN FOSTER, director OREN MOVERMAN, and WOODY HARRELSON


Source: Variety, ComingSoon.net, Wikipedia.org

Ice Cube has joined Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster to star in Oren Moverman’s police drama “Rampart,” centered on the scandal at the LAPD’s division in the 1990s. [This] Project reunites Harrelson and Foster with Moverman, who directed them in “The Messenger,” his helming debut.

Harrelson’s set to portray the lead character, an LAPD officer on a redemptive journey as he finds himself embroiled in scandal. Ice Cube and Foster will also play LAPD officers.

The [Rampart] scandal grew out of severe police misconduct in the late 1990s in the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) anti-gang program including unprovoked shootings, beatings, planting of evidence, framing of suspects, stealing and dealing narcotics, bank robbery, perjury and covering up evidence.

Read more HERE.

The Rampart Scandal is notable in popular culture because at least three Rampart police were found to be on the payroll of hip-hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight of Death Row Records, a convicted felon with known ties to the Bloods gang. Moreover, detective testimony and a wrongful death lawsuit filed on April 16, 2007, holds Rampart CRASH officers Nino Durden, Rafael Pérez and David Mack responsible for the 1997 drive-by murder of multi platinum-selling hip hop recording artist Notorious B.I.G.

Read more on the Rampart Scandal HERE.

The Rampart Scandal was also the inspiration behind the highly acclaimed F/X television series ‘THE SHIELD’ – what THRALL WORLD easily considers the greatest television series ever conceived. Don’t read about it lest you stumble on spoilers – just watch it from beginning to end. You’ll be trounced with the amazingness.

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BRYAN SINGER Will Produce ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’ Instead Of Direct – Here’s Why

March 29, 2010

BRYAN SINGER


Source: Deadline.com

Following up on a previous post that said BRIAN SINGER would direct the next X-MEN movie franchise; ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’:

[Brian] Singer and 20th Century Fox have formalized his move from director to producer on X-Men: First Class. That is the bad news for X-Men die-hards who love the first two films Singer directed. Here’s the good part: he is leaving because Fox liked the script that Jamie Moss wrote from Singer’s treatment so much that the studio wants the film right away, envisioning it as the first leg of a trilogy. The hope is to have it ready for 2011 release.

Singer will join Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg as producers. He’s not available because Warner Bros and Legendary are locked into a summer production start on Jack the Giant Killer. They’ll begin casting shortly. It is a big CG project, and they are likely to either shoot 3D or convert it later.

Read more HERE.

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BRYAN SINGER Returns To X-MEN Franchise – Will Direct ‘X-MEN: FIRST CLASS’

December 20, 2009

BRYAN SINGER Returns To 'X-MEN' Franchise


Source: Variety

Twentieth Century Fox has set Bryan Singer to direct “X-Men: First Class,” returning him to the franchise that began with the first two installments of the mutant series.

“This is the formative years of Xavier and Magneto, and the formation of the school and where there relationship took a wrong turn,” Singer said. “There is a romantic element, and some of the mutants from ‘X-Men’ will figure into the plot, though I don’t want to say which ones. There will be a lot of new mutants and a great villain.”

Read more HERE.

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WOLVERINE 2 Update: “Working On It Now” In JAPAN – HUGH JACKMAN

August 11, 2009

HUGH JACKMAN

HUGH JACKMAN


Source: MTV

Japan is where we’re heading, [and] we’re starting to work on it now. We’re in the … first steps of developing that story,” Jackman said about adapting Frank Miller and Chris Claremont’s story arc.

He added: “I think the fans love that saga. It’s my favorite saga of the Wolverine stories.”

Read more HERE.

THRALL WORLD memo to FOX: Please put money into your SCRIPT this time!! X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE was such absolute shit and it’s a complete shame since here we have the rare occasion where the lead seems to have a genuine LOVE for his character…

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‘DEADPOOL’ Movie Update: RYAN REYNOLDS Speaks

June 1, 2009

RYAN REYNOLDS As DEADPOOL

RYAN REYNOLDS As DEADPOOL


Source: HitFlix.com

RYAN REYNOLDS on his involvement and the current state of the DEADPOOL movie:

“…I’m intimately involved with it. We’re just trying to break a story right now and figure out who the villain is going to be and all that stuff. But, it’s going to be just like the comic books. I’m gonna have a messed up face…”

Read more HERE.

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‘PANDORUM’ Update: New Trailer Posted

May 29, 2009

BEN FOSTER And DENNIS QUAID Star In 'PANDORUM'

BEN FOSTER And DENNIS QUAID Star In 'PANDORUM'


Source: PandorumMovie.com, Youtube

Plot synopsis: A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.

Directed by Christian Alvart, ‘Pandorum’ will hit theaters on September 4th, 2009 and stars; Ben Foster, Dennis Quaid, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue, Cung Le, Eddie Rouse, and Norman Reedus.

Visit the official ‘Pandorum’ movie site HERE.

'PANDORUM' Movie Poster

'PANDORUM' Movie Poster



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Confirmed: DEADPOOL Will Return!!! RYAN REYNOLDS Will Star In Spinoff

May 6, 2009

RYAN REYNOLDS

RYAN REYNOLDS


Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Fox has thrown into development a spinoff featuring Deadpool, the wise-cracking mercenary played in the film by Ryan Reynolds.

Reynolds is attached to reprise the character for what for now is simply being called “Deadpool.” Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel Studios would act as producers.

Read more HERE.

The Deadpool and Gambit scenes were the only thing interesting in the Wolverine movie. Conflicting reports on whether FOX or MARVEL STUDIOS will be producing the movie. With any luck it won’t be FOX whose track record on big budget comic book movies (FANTASTIC FOUR and its sequel, DAREDEVIL, ELEKTRA, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) is in the toilet.

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