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‘Sin City’ Sequel Producers Sue The Weinstein Co. Over Alleged Distribution, Marketing Shorts

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‘Sin City’ Sequel Producers Sue The Weinstein Co. Over Alleged Distribution, Marketing Shorts
The producers of the film Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (aka Sin City 2) are suing The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and David Glasser, alleging the distributors pushed a similar movie during the time they should have promoted the Sin City sequel.

The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges TWC was promoting the sci-fi movie The Giver during the same period as Sin City’s release. TWC allegedly had a financial interest in The Giver, which starred Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, according to the complaint. TWC also allegedly had promised not to promote another film during the time period it was touting Sin City 2.

Read the court papers here.

“Because defendants held a substantial personal interest in The Giver’s financial success, Defendants took action to make certain The Giver achieved a profitable distribution, even though doing so directly harmed Plaintiff
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‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Exec Producer Kia Jam to Pay $500,000 to Settle Fraud Charges

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Exec Producer Kia Jam to Pay $500,000 to Settle Fraud Charges
Kiarash “Kia” Jam, an executive producer of “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” has agreed to pay nearly $500,000 to settle fraud charges by the SEC for his role in misrepresenting over $6 million raised from investors, the SEC announced Tuesday.

According to the SEC’s order, Jam and David R. Bergstein, who was convicted of fraud and sentenced to an eight-year prison sentence in June 2018, raised approximately $5.6 million from 11 investors between September 2012 and March 2013 with the plan of taking the publicly-traded auction site Bidz.com Inc. private.

Jam lied about the amounts raised, the number of shares for sale, and the timing of the acquisition of Bidz.com. According to the SEC, Jam also “stole over $200,000 of investors’ proceeds, using the majority of the stolen funds to pay for, among other things, expensive meals out, alcohol, and travel and entertainment.”

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‘Sully’ Writer and Producer Team on Thriller ‘Snow Dragon’ (Exclusive)

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‘Sully’ Writer and Producer Team on Thriller ‘Snow Dragon’ (Exclusive)
Sully” writer Todd Komarnicki has been tapped to write the international action thriller “Snow Dragon,” reuniting him with “Sully” producer Allyn Stewart.

Development is being financed through a joint partnership between Xinhua Pictures, Shune River and producers Stewart and John Benitz. For Xinhua Pictures, Zhang Xiao Hong will produce. Gao Cheng Sheng will co-produce and Han Sanping will serve as creative advisor. Komarnicki will executive produce.

The pic is the untold true story of a Chinese ice-breaker on a scientific expedition that heroically rescued a group of 74 Australian, British, and Russian nationals on a chartered Russian vessel, which had become trapped in Antarctic ice. When Snow Dragon received the distress call, it changed course immediately, powering through a cyclone and deadly winter conditions to the trapped ship. In an impossible race against the clock, the ship’s crew risked their own lives to save the passengers, who were between the
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All 18 Robert Rodriguez Movies Ranked, From Worst to Best (Photos)

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All 18 Robert Rodriguez Movies Ranked, From Worst to Best (Photos)
Robert Rodriguez has come a long way from his micro-budget breakout feature — a landmark of American independent cinema — in terms of scope and technology, but his interest in genre storytelling and satirical sensibilities have prevailed regardless of the resources at his disposal. The Mexican-American director has dabbled in ultra-violent homages to B-movies, family-friendly adventures, and graphic novel adaptations, as well as their respective and numerous sequels. Results vary in success, but his movie-loving imprint is always indelible. Are his films better when working with untested material and less financial certainty? A look at his filmography might reveal the answer:

18. “Four Rooms” (1995)

In an atrocious performance as a neurotic bellhop, Tim Roth binds together the quartet of farcical hotel-set short stories that form this ill-conceived anthology. Rodriguez’s segment, “The Misbehavers,” sees unsupervised minors getting their chaperone in trouble. It’s not utterly insufferable, as it comes across like an R-rated
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Movie Review – Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Alita: Battle Angel, 2019.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez.

Starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Michelle Rodriguez, Keean Johnson, Jackie Earle Haley, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein, Eiza Gonzalez, Mahershala Ali, Lana Condor, Casper Van Dien and Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

Synopsis:

An action-packed story of one young woman’s journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world.

The last time the world bore witness to one of Robert Rodriguez’s movies was the dull Sin City sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Rodriguez is better known for his smaller budgeted (by Hollywood standards) films, though he is no stranger to the young-adult sci-fi action genre. His Spy Kids franchise is a testament to that. Yet, the world hasn’t seen him at the helm of a conventional, mega-blockbuster, co-produced by none other than James Cameron.

Set 300 years after an apocalyptic event referred to as The Fall,
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Dread Central Presents: Zombies, Martial Arts, and Post-apocalyptic Action in Redcon-1!

Dread Central Presents and Epic Pictures are about to take you into post-apocalyptic England with the announcement that we will be releasing Redcon-1! The film comes from the mind of writer/director Chee Keong Cheung and is produced by Carlos Gallardo (Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico), Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and publisher of Heavy Metal. …

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New Trailer for Redcon-1 Features Martial Arts and a Mutating Virus

From some of the minds behind Desperado and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For comes the zombie thriller Redcon-1. Set in post-apocalyptic England, a virus released by the government has turned humanity into a stronger and more deadly beast, and we have a look at the trailer for Redcon-1 ahead of its release this May.

"Dread Central Presents and Epic Pictures are about to take you into post-apocalyptic England with the announcement that we will be releasing Redcon-1! The film comes from the mind of writer/director Chee Keong Cheung and is produced by Carlos Gallardo, Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and publisher of Heavy Metal.

“A government experiment is unleashed, releasing a mutated genetic virus which amplifies and enhances human abilities. Amidst pandemic chaos, humanity is reborn as a stronger, faster, far more deadly
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Trailer and Release info for British Zombie Actioner Redcon-1

From rising director Chee Keong Cheung comes Redcon-1, a post-apocalyptic, horror action/thriller punctuated by relentless fight action and bristling with real military hardware.

The film comes from the mind of writer/director Chee Keong Cheung and is produced by Carlos Gallardo, Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and publisher of "Heavy Metal".

Synopsis:

After a zombie apocalypse spreads from a London prison, the UK is
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Dread Central Presents: Zombies, Martial Arts, and Post-Apocalyptic Action Abound in Redcon-1!

Dread Central Presents is about to take you into post-apocalyptic England with the announcement that we will be releasing Redcon-1! The film comes from the mind of writer/director Chee Keong Cheung and is produced by Carlos Gallardo, Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), and Kevin […] The post Dread Central Presents: Zombies, Martial Arts, and Post-Apocalyptic Action Abound in Redcon-1! appeared first on Dread Central.
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Who Are the Worst Reviewed Actors and Actresses of the Past 20 Years?

Who Are the Worst Reviewed Actors and Actresses of the Past 20 Years?
A new study has determined that Jessica Alba and Mike Epps are the worst reviewed actors of the last 20 years. The study was conducted by Go Compare who attempted to determine which actors and actresses in movies had the worst track records based on reviews. This was done based on looking at the average Metacritic score for all of the movies the respective stars appeared in over the last two decades. The results are, in some ways, surprising.

Starting with the actresses, Jessica Alba, who had an average Metacritic score of 39 out of 100 for her movies, came out on top. Or at the bottom, depending on how one looks at it. Alba has been in a ton of poorly reviewed movies, from her pair of Fantastic Four movies, to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and, more recently, Mechanic: Resurrection alongside Jason Statham. That really just scratches the surface,
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Rumour: Lady Gaga wanted for Ursula role in The Little Mermaid

Fresh from earning rave reviews alongside Bradley Cooper in the acclaimed A Star Is Born, The DisInsider is claiming that Lady Gaga is wanted for the role of the villainous sea witch Ursula in Walt Disney PicturesThe Little Mermaid.

The live-action remake of the 1989 animated classic is being directed by Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns) from a script by Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service).

So far, there’s been no official word from Disney on casting, although Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman’s Zendaya has been linked to the role of Ariel – with the singer and actress expressing her interest in the part last month.

After appearing in the likes of Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, as well as American Horror Story: Hotel, Lady Gaga scored her first leading feature film role in A Star Is Born, which has seen her tipped for Oscar success.
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Lady Gaga, After 10 Years as a Fame Monster, Has Stopped Playing Characters and Started Acting

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Lady Gaga, After 10 Years as a Fame Monster, Has Stopped Playing Characters and Started Acting
No star is born out of nowhere, which means that every actor has a first notable on-screen appearance. For Stefani Germanotta, that was the meaty role of “Girl at Swimming Pool #2,” featured in “The Sopranos” Season 3 Episode 9, “The Telltale Moozadell,” airing April 22, 2001. The 15-year-old future Mother Monster doesn’t even get a full line of dialogue in the scene, and it’s hardly an indicator of what was to come for one of the world’s biggest pop stars. But “The Sopranos” is worth highlighting because on Lady Gaga’s resume, it’s one of the very few acting credits where she’s not essentially playing herself.

IMDb credits her with nearly 40 appearances as an actor, but the majority of these are tied to her music career and Gaga persona, including cameos in “Muppets Most Wanted” and “The Simpsons.” Which is understandable when you’re a performer releasing studio albums and touring constantly,
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‘Redcon-1′ Review

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Stars: Oris Erhuero, Carlos Gallardo, Mark Strange, Joshua Dickinson, Michael Sheehan, Katarina Leigh Waters, Martyn Ford, Akira Koieyama | Written by Chee Keong Cheung, Steve Horvath | Directed by Chee Keong Cheung

Its safe to say that zombie movies became all the more scary with the introduction of the free running zombies from movies like 28 Days Later, World War Z and I Am Legend but something I was not really prepared to see was a Doomsday-esque plot with free thinking militarised highly combative “pack mentality” zombies like they have in Redcon-1... That my friends is how you freshen a zombie genre that has been watered down an made pretty laughable by shows like The Walking Dead!

I have been a tad lethargic when it comes to the z”ombie survival thriller” moniker as of late but when you take a look at quotes like “The Raid meets 28 Days Later” and “A fast-paced,
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Eva Green and Eve Hewson to star in BBC Two’s The Luminaries

Deadline is reporting that Eva Green (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) and Eve Hewson (The Knick) have been cast alongside Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings) in the upcoming BBC Two adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Luminaries.

Produced by Working Title Television and scripted by Catton, the six-part series is described as “an epic story of love, murder and revenge” set in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush on New Zealand’s South Island.

The series “follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell (Hewson), who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. There she meets the radiant Emery Staines, an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. But Anna must survive the dangerous world, where shipwreck and murder, blackmail and betrayal, greed, gold and false imprisonment all conspire to keep her apart from Emery.
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Director Robert Rodriguez Sued For False Representation And Bad Faith For ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’

Director Robert Rodriguez Sued For False Representation And Bad Faith For ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’
Remember the 2014 “Sin City” sequel? Probably not, because honestly, no one really saw it. The film, titled “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Eva Green, just to name a few. But when the film was finally released, almost a decade after the first film, ‘Dame to Kill For’ only pulled in $39.4 million, falling far, far short of the $65 million budget.

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Four Years Later, Robert Rodriguez is Being Sued For ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

Four Years Later, Robert Rodriguez is Being Sued For ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’
Director Robert Rodriguez is known for his shoot-’em-up action movies like El Mariachi and Desperado, but now the filmmaker finds himself under fire regarding a dispute about a movie he made four years ago. One of the producers of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has filed a suit against Rodriguez for “causing production delays […]

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Robert Rodriguez is being sued over Sin City sequel

Director Robert Rodriguez is being sued over his film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Sin City was a big hit with fans and critics, with the visually spectacular film truly standing out upon release back in 2005. The 2014 sequel, however, didn’t go over so well, and A Dame to Kill has also caused problems for the director thanks to its expensive cost.

Producer Sergei Bespalov is suing Rodriguez over the film, as it reportedly went way over budget and cost Bespalov $20 million. According to the suit filed with the California Superior Court, Rodriguez exhibited a “pattern of misbehavior” which resulted in film going over budget.

“When the dust settled, SC2 Productions ended up financing almost $15 million in cost overruns over the approved budget Rodriguez had agreed to, and was obligated to, work within when filming Sin City 2,” the suit details (via Deadline). “SC2 Productions should not have to
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Director Robert Rodriguez Sued For Cost Overruns On ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

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Producer Sergei Bespalov is suing Robert Rodriguez, accusing the director of causing production delays that led to $20 million in cost overruns on the 2014 film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

The suit, filed Monday in California Superior Court, alleges a “pattern of misbehavior” that resulted in the film running over budget, and damaged its financial prospects. (Read it here)

“When the dust settled, SC2 Productions ended up financing almost $15 million in cost overruns over the approved budget Rodriguez had agreed to, and was obligated to, work within when filming Sin City 2,” the suit contends. “SC2 Productions should not have to shoulder the costs of Rodriguez’s false representations, failure to perform and many egregious breaches of various contracts related to the film.”

The Sin City sequel, starring Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba, brought in just $39.4 million in worldwide box office proceeds, well short of its $65 million budget, according to IMDBPro.
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Sin City film and TV rights revert back to Frank Miller

Comic book creator Frank Miller has regained the film and TV rights to Sin City, having reached a deal with Lantern Capital partners, who recently acquired the holdings of The Weinstein Company following the latter’s bankruptcy in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Miller had objected to Sin City being part of the TWC sale, and has now reached a settlement with Lantern which gives him the TV rights, as well as the rights to the first Sin City movie, which he co-directed with Robert Rodriguez in 2005. The 2014 sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, was not part of the settlement.

The Weinstein Company had announced plans for a Sin City TV series from Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead) and Len Wiseman (Underworld) back in May of last year, but the project did not move forward.

The world of Sin City seems ripe for a TV adaptation / anthology series,
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Frank Miller Gets Back the Film and TV Rights to ‘Sin City’ in Weinstein Co. Sale

Sin City is back in the hands of its creator. THR reports that Frank Miller has regained the film and TV rights for his celebrated noir comic book, which created in 1991. Robert Rodriguez adapted the graphic novels to film with 2005’s Sin City (including a scene directed by none other than Quentin Tarantino, which is a peak early-aughts collab). Rodriguez also returned to co-direct the sequel. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, with Miller in 2014. Now, Miller has regained the rights to the 2005 film as well as the rights to develop a TV …
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