Chan-wook Park (Oldboy; pictured above) recently wrapped up Stoker for Fox Searchlight and now he turns his attention to, the much more violent, The Brigands Of Rattleborge. I read this script about 5 or 6 years back (back when Mel Gibson was considered a viable name to direct) and it’s pretty hardcore! Park will be right at home!
Per Variety, “South Korean helmer Chan-wook Park (“Oldboy”) is in talks to direct Craig Zahler‘s Black List western ‘The Brigands of Rattleborge,’ which Red Granite Pictures has come on to fully finance and co-produce with Mythology Entertainment. Red Granite toppers Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland will produce with Mythology’s Bradley Fischer (“Shutter Island”). The other Mythology principals are Laeta Kalogridis and James Vanderbilt, who will likely be involved in a producing capacity, though their exact credits, along with those of Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer and Zahler, are still being worked out.”
The film is an “ultra-violent thriller that follows a sheriff and a doctor who seek revenge against a group of bandits who use the cover of a torrential thunderstorm to rob and terrorize the occupants of a small town.”
The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis bring Dredd back to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film. Filmed in 3D with stunning slow motion photography sequences, the film returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.
Seriously, I missed this screening at Comic-Con by a hair and instantly regretted it once I spoke to those who had attended. Everyone was praising the balls on this thing, how it didn’t flinch or shy away from any of the violence implicit in the character.
And now we’ve got 12 new images, courtesy of Geek Tyrant. Sort of a hodgepodge of banners, stills and scans. Dredd splatters on screens September 21st. Head inside for the new gallery! READ MORE
Lionsgate’s reboot Dredd premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con last night. It stars Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Bourne Supremacy), and was directed by Pete Travis (Endgame) and written by Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine). For those of you unfamiliar with Judge Dredd, it follows a team of futuristic police officers who act as judge, jury, and executioner, taking down crime in the meanest way possible.
While many people thought the the trailer looked a bit like The Raid, well apparently they were right. The protags have to battle their way out of a giant building. But it’s not like Dredd ripped that movie off – it started production 2 years ago.
More to the point – apparently this thing is insanely hardcore and gory. Head inside for some online reactions. Dredd hits theaters on September, 21st. READ MORE
Opening in limited theaters July 8 from ARC Entertainment is Jonathan English’s Ironclad, which stars Paul Giamatti, Jason Flemyng and Brian Cox. We haven’t been covering the film because, well, does it really look like we should? Still, our website name IS “Bloody” “Disgusting”, so any film that’s shrouded with gore deserves a bit of recognition. Below you’ll find a supercharged clip jam-packed with bloody carnage, while you can also read our official review by clicking the title above.
“With the standoff covering months of stasis and starvation, English extends Ironclad past its expiration date. After a rousing opener, the picture settles into a routine of exposition and conflict that weakens the overall pace. It limps to a conclusion, yet Ironclad sustains a convincing posture of heroism and self-defense. Though derivative, it remains hearty and vividly destructive to the final moments.”