Jason Momoa’s Helming Debut ‘Road To Paloma’ Gets Multi-Platform Berth

By | Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 12:40pm PDT
Mike Fleming

momoaWWE Studios and Anchor Bay Films have set Road To Paloma for a release in L.A. on July 11, before coming out on-demand and on DVD July 15. The film marks the directing debut of Jason Momoa, … Read More »

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Cary Elwes & Jason Momoa Climb On Indie Pic ‘Sugar Mountain’

By | Wednesday March 12, 2014 @ 4:23pm PDT

CaryElwesSundance Channel's Premiere Screening Of New Series "The Red Road"Cary Elwes, Jason Momoa, Drew Roy, Haley Webb and Shane Coffey have been cast in the dark comedy/thriller Sugar Mountain, … Read More »

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Ketchup Ent. Acquires U.S. Rights To David Hayter-Helmed ‘Wolves’

By | Tuesday January 28, 2014 @ 4:55pm PST
Mike Fleming

WOLVES Day 30EXCLUSIVE: Ketchup Entertainment today acquired U.S. distribution rights on Wolves, the action thriller that marks the feature directorial debut of X-Men and Watchmen scribe David Hayter. Written by Hayter, the film stars X-Men: First Class‘ … Read More »

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TCA: Sundance’s ‘The Red Road’ Creator Aaron Guzikowski Defends Affability; Star Martin Henderson Defends New Zealand Birthplace

Red Road: Aaron GuzikowskiAaron Guzikowski is probably used to critics wondering “what kind of sick, twisted mind” (LAT) could dream up  his dark, psychological thrillers, like Prisoners and Sundance’s new drama series The Red Road.

“You’re an affable guy” one TV critic noted with surprise this morning Guzikowski came to Winter TV Press Tour 2014 to talk about the Sundance project debuting February 27. The critic wondered how such an affable guy could “relish your darker side” and asked him to speak about this “passion.”

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“For darkness? I came from a pretty happy upbringing,  but my mother was obsessed with horror novels and my father with science fiction,” he responded, affably. “Horror and darkness always felt comfortable to me — an escape from the banalities of things that drag me down. There’s something kind of beautiful about it.” Read More »

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WWE Studios, Anchor Bay Team For Jason Momoa’s Directing Debut ‘Road To Paloma’

By | Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 10:38am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios and Anchor Bay Films has acquired distribution rights in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia/New Zealand to Road To Paloma, the directorial debut of Jason Momoa. Momoa played the title role in … Read More »

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Jason Momoa To Star In Sundance Channel Series ‘The Red Road’

By | Friday July 19, 2013 @ 11:41am PDT

Jason Momoa, who toplined 2011′s Conan reboot and appeared on HBO’s Game Of Thrones, has been cast in Sundance Channel‘s second original scripted series The Red Road. The … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Bullet To The Head’

By | Monday August 20, 2012 @ 4:40pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Fresh from a strong opening on The Expendables 2, Sly Stallone is the headliner in another action film, this one Bullet To The Head. It’s directed by action specialist Walter Hill and pits Stallone against a killer played by Conan the Barbarian’s Jason Momoa. Here’s the trailer:

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Autopsy Report: LG’s ‘Conan The Barbarian’

Lionsgate execs today are despondent as they try to figure out what went wrong for Conan The Barbarian to only earn a dismal $10.5M from 3,015 theaters. “It’s one of those weekends that gives me a stomach ache,” one Lionsgate exec told me Friday night. “It’s a headscratcher, but it won’t kill us.” But they also know that with Carl Icahn back breathing down Lionsgate’s mane by buying up company shares, and the annual stockholders meeting scheduled for Sept. 13, this is a really lousy time for this secondary studio to have such a box office bomb. Over the last two weeks, Icahn has acquired 756,840 shares in Lionsgate, growing his ownership to 33.2% from 32.6%, presumably in his so-far-unsuccessful effort to gift his son Brent with a Hollywood studio. Last year, Icahn tried but failed to seize control and, after a brief respite, he’s trying yet again, all the while carping about Lionsgate’s profligate management and moviemaking strategy. Here’s more ammunition for him. First off, being in business with Avi Lerner’s Nu Image/Millennium film company is a dicey proposition at best. Especially when this reboot cost nearly $90M, which makes this weekend’s opening disastrous even if Lionsgate’s exposure was mitigated by the co-production and co-release. Not even spreading the buzz that previous Conan the Barbarian Arnold Schwarzenegger was treated to a private screening and “really liked it” helped box office, which didn’t come near to even Lionsgate’s low-ball expectation of $15M from a wide release. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Conan The Barbarian’

By | Thursday May 5, 2011 @ 3:59am PDT
Mike Fleming

A new trailer is up for Conan the Barbarian, the reboot of the Robert E. Howard hero that has Jason Momoa replacing Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film franchise that first established Arnie as action-hero material. Momoa has become a formidable and intimidating presence on HBO’s terrific Game of Thrones series, … Read More »

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Hot Teaser: ‘Conan The Barbarian’

By | Monday March 14, 2011 @ 3:17pm PDT
Mike Fleming

One of the trailers attached to Battle: Los Angeles in theaters over the weekend was the remake of Conan the Barbarian, the film that marks the biggest bet yet made by Avi Lerner’s Millennium Films. There was a whole lot of back and forth on who might play the role that … Read More »

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Will Dr. Strange Be Marvel’s First Superhero To Fly Under the Disney Banner?

Mike Fleming

dr20strangeEXCLUSIVE: Marvel Studios has hired Conan scribes Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to write Dr. Strange, marking forward progress on a long-gestating superhero property which will likely be among the first Marvel films generated under the Disney banner.  Aside from Conan–the … Read More »

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