Simon West, best known for directing Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and The Expendables 2, has been lined up to oversee forthcoming fantasy epic War Wolf. A 14th Century-set tale of derring do, castles and knights, it centres around the nightmarish ‘Loup de Guerre’, the ferocious War Wolf legend come to life in the middle of a war between English and French, stalking and killing soldiers from both sides. (more…)
Remember the dignity and the gravitas of the above scene in Simon West‘s Con Air? Where madman Cyrus The Virus (John Malkovich) threatens the life of the stuffed rabbit badass Army Ranger Cameron Poe (Nicholas Cage) bought for his daughter?
Well, say goodbye to this kind of serious, intelligent filmmaking if West has his way. The director has recently admitted that he’d like to set a sequel to his modern classic in space!
1997’s Con Air made $223 mil. at the box-office worldwide, and has become utterly ubiquitous on cable and broadcast television–odds are, it’s playing right now somewhere. Follow me after the jump for the bewildering plans Simon West has for Con Air 2: (more…)
Red Sonja; the femme fatale of skimpy chain mail and swords, has been in movie development hell for the last couple of years. Back when these rumors first started it was Rose McGowan set to star and Robert Rodriguez producing, that’s not the case now. When one door closes another opens and while Rose and Robert are no longer attached to the project it does mean that new faces need to fill the place. Their version of Red Sonja may be buried 6 feet under but that doesn’t mean another can rise up from the earth and cut off a few heads. Producer Avi Lerner spoke to Empire and revealed that Red Sonja is alive and kicking and he has a director lined up and an actress in mind for the role of the red-haired warrior.
Here is what he had to say:
“We will definitely shoot ‘Red Sonja’ in between Conan and Conan 2. We already chose the director: an English guy called Simon West,”
While the original Red Sonja was played Brigitte Nielsen in the 1985 Red Sonja, this reboot needs someone…I don’t know, less terrifying. Brigitte still looks awesome for her age but with all these remakes underway the most she might do is a cameo in relation to the new star Amber Heard (Zombieland).
“We’re talking to a few girls for the role of Sonja, but we just finished a movie called Drive Angry 3D with Amber Heard, and I want to see her. She’s my favourite for the role.” said Simon West
Going from being cast as 409 to Red Sonya of Rogatino, that’s like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and getting a free drink on the side.
Bah, West hasn’t done anything good since ‘Con-Air’. This doesn’t not please me. Amber Heard on the other hand, I’d fap to her decked out in red hair.