Eric Bana May Beware The Night
Cops are a hardy perennial when it comes to movie fodder. And horror is likewise a powerhouse genre. So it makes you wonder why the two don’t get combined more often. Scott Derrickson is currently developing just such a mash-up with police paranormal thriller Beware The Night. It appears he’s close to recruiting a lead, as Eric Bana is in talks to star.
If he signs, Bana would play a New York police officer who investigates real life demon possessions, exorcisms and other supernatural creatures, including werewolves. Sounds a little like The X-Files meets NYPD Blue.
Derrickson co-wrote the script with regular collaborator Paul Boardman, and Screen Gems is backing the movie. Mark Wahlberg was the first name courted for the lead gig, but he’s decided not to take it on – perhaps because his full schedule now also includes Transformers 4. Hence Bana being called.
The actor, last seen by most of us in Hanna and by a few in Deadfall, is currently shooting Peter Berg’s Last Survivor (which coincidentally also features Wahlberg), and will next crop up in legal terrorism thriller Closed Circuit alongside Rebecca Hall.
Source: Empire Online
Hello My Lovelies!
Before I called it a day and go to bed, I wanted to share one of the very first stills to surface of Eric’s latest project Deadfall. I haven’t really seen that much on the film, but hopefully more news pop up soon. In the meantime enjoy this lovely gem.
- Films > Deadfall (2012) > Stills (x1)
Here is a review from Eric’s new movie Deadfall.
“Deadfall” starts off strong enough – three criminals, led by Addison (Eric Bana) and his sexy sister Liza (Olivia Wilde) speed away from some unspecified job (it’s later revealed to be a casino heist). It’s icy out and their driver (the only black character in the whole movie) overcompensates, avoiding a deer, which sends their vehicle cartwheeling over a snowy embankment. As Addison and Liza climb out of the wrecked car they notice their very-dead driver, his head through the windshield. “He should have been wearing his safety belt,” Bana grumbles, dripping a syrupy Southern accent on top of his natural Australian drawl. It’s a perfect way to begin the movie – darkly comic, oddly thrilling, weirdly sexual (there’s definitely an incestuous vibe between the siblings) – but these opening moments are probably the strongest in the movie’s 94 minute running time. The rest of “Deadfall” is an arctic mess, a disjointed screenplay which hinges almost entirely on coincidence and iffy plot contrivances, filled out with wafer-thin characterization, and atonal dialogue. Given the option, freezing to death might be the more desirable choice.
To read the whole review, you can check out this article.
Edit: Please note that this is not my review.
“The Other Boleyn Girl” Blu-ray Screencaps
Remember I mentioned to you guys I would be capping Eric’s films in Blu-ray? Well…here is the next film to get redone and capped in Blu-ray, The Other Boleyn Girl. This is one of my favorite Eric’s films and it was great to cap this movie again. Enjoy these gorgeous screencaps!
- Films > The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) > Blu-ray Screencaps (x879)
“The Nugget” Still
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a very wonderful holiday season and that everything is settling back to normal after all the festivities.
I have an awesome update for all of you. I was going through my harddrive and found this lovely photo that I’m sharing will all of you. It’s a rare still from one of Eric’s earlier films, The Nugget. I haven’t seen anything of this sorts before, so I hope is new to many of you.
- Films > The Nugget (2002) > Stills (x1)