Touchback (2011) - News Poster

(2011)

News

‘Knightfall’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On History, First Trailer – TCA

  • Deadline
‘Knightfall’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On History, First Trailer – TCA
History has set Monday, March 25 at 10 Pm for the season 2 premiere of its popular medieval drama series Knightfall from A+E Studios, Jeremy Renner’s The Combine and Midnight Radio. The date was announced Sunday at TCA along with the first trailer (watch above).

Mark Hamill makes his series debut alongside star Tom Cullen in the eight-episode Season 2 which embraces a more brutal view of this harsh time in history, and heads towards the ultimate demise of the Templar Order which occurred on Friday the 13th, 1307.

Knightfall goes inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages. The series goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to learn who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing. Season 2 focuses on themes such as power, redemption, revenge, betrayal, family, and
See full article at Deadline »

‘Knightfall’ Renewed For Season 2 With Mark Hamill Joining Cast & Aaron Helbing As Showrunner

  • Deadline
‘Knightfall’ Renewed For Season 2 With Mark Hamill Joining Cast & Aaron Helbing As Showrunner
History has ordered a second season of its medieval drama series Knightfall, with Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill joining the cast and Aaron Helbing set as showrunner and executive producer. Also joining the Season 2 cast is Tom Forbes and Genevieve Gaunt (The Royals).

Starring Tom Cullen, Knightfall, from A+E Studios, Jeremy Renner’s The Combine and Midnight Radio, goes inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most precious relics. Knightfall goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to learn who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing.

Hamill will play Talus, a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for 10 years in the Holy
See full article at Deadline »

‘The Art of the Steal’ Review: Kurt Russell and Whoever for Season Two of ‘True Detective’ Please

If there’s a more infectiously affable and charismatic actor than Kurt Russell then I don’t know of him or her. Sure there are performers with more dramatic range, others that are more consistently hilarious, and still others who look better in women’s clothing, but for my money none of them set me as instantly at ease as Russell. It’s what makes his near six-year absence from movie screens (2011′s little-seen Touchback aside) that much more frustrating. And it’s what makes the new heist comedy, The Art of the Steal, that much more enjoyable. Crunch Calhoun (Russell) is one of the best wheelmen in the business, but when his latest score goes bad he winds up serving hard time in a Polish jail. It’s not that he got caught, it’s that his brother Nicky (Matt Dillon) sold him out to save his own butt. A
See full article at FilmSchoolRejects »

ScreenCraft Announces Three Winners for First Time Screenwriting Fellowship

  • Indiewire
ScreenCraft Announces Three Winners for First Time Screenwriting Fellowship
ScreenCraft, which announced their first ever Screenwriting Fellowship contest in November, today reported three contest's winners. Presented by Celtx, the Fellowship offers career opportunities for rising screenwriters to meet with entertainment executives and talent managers. The winners are:t.A. Snyder, for his feature "Dead Men" Robert Haffey, for his feature "Men of Violent Means" Amanda Parham, for her drama pilot "D.O.C."  Of 1200 submissions from around the world, the three were selected with advice from NBC's Writers on the Verge instructor Jen Grisanti and "Touchback" director Don Handfield. The winners will be officially rewarded at the WGA East Awards on Feb. 1. "The level of talent in this group of writers really excited and inspired me," Grisanti said. "They have unique voices that show the potential of going the distance. Their stories reflect that they have something strong to say. I look forward to seeing their growth in the business.
See full article at Indiewire »

Trailer for the Heist Film The Art Of The Steal with Kurt Russell

This is the trailer for an Ocean's 11 style heist film called The Art of the Steal. The movie has a great cast that includes Kurt RussellMatt DillonJay Baruchel, Chris Diamontopolous, Kenneth WelshJason Jones, Katheryn Winnick, and Terence Stamp.

Russell has made only one film in the last five years, a film called Touchback. It's great to see him back in action, though. He is also has a role in the upcoming Fast and Furious 7 movie. In this film he plays a renowned art thief and former daredevil named Crunch Calhoun, who teams up with "a motley crew of international grifters to pull off the most elaborate double-crossing caper of a lifetime."

It looks like a fun movie, and it comes out on VOD on February 7th, 2014 and in theaters starting March 14th, 2014.
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Kurt Russell and John Brotherton Confirmed for Fast & Furious 7

  • MovieWeb
Kurt Russell and John Brotherton Confirmed for Fast & Furious 7
It's now confirmed by the studio that Kurt Russell and John Brotherton have joined the cast of James Wan's upcoming action sequel Fast & Furious 7. Vin Diesel revealed the addition of the former with a Facebook post on Tuesday, which included this behind the scenes peek at the production.

John Brotherton will be portraying Sheppard, who is being described as Kurt Russell's right hand man. No character details have been released for Kurt Russell's character, though judging from the above photo, he's one of the good guys. James Wan will be directing from a script by Chris Morgan.

Kurt Russell's long list of films include Escape From New York, Backdraft and more recently Don Handfield's sports drama Touchback. He will next be seen in S. Craig Zahler's western horror Bone Tomahawk. John Brotherton is best known for his role in The Conjuring.

The project has already begun production in Atlanta.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Kurt Russell in Talks for Fast & Furious 7

Kurt Russell in Talks for Fast & Furious 7
Kurt Russell is in negotiations for an unspecified role in the upcoming action sequel Fast & Furious 7. Insiders claim the part was offered to Denzel Washington before Kurt Russell entered talks, which likely means the character is an integral part of the story.

Franchise stalwarts Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return as Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Connor, alongside new additions Jason Statham as Ian Shaw, the brother of Fast & Furious 6's Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), Ronda Rousey and Tony Jaa. No story details have been given, except that the story will return back to Los Angeles where the franchise kicked off in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious.

James Wan is directing from a screenplay by Chris Morgan, with Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel producing. Shooting is scheduled to begin this fall in Atlanta.

Kurt Russell most recently starred in the football drama Touchback. This will not be the
See full article at MovieWeb »

Kurt Russell Eyes Fast & Furious 7

Another high-profile name is eyeing a role in director James Wan's Fast & Furious 7 as Variety reports that Kurt Russell is in talks to play an undisclosed role. He would join Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa and Tyrese Gibson with many more franchise favorites expected to be confirmed in the days to come. Russell's career has been relativity quiet since his role in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof in 2007. He was planning on re-teaming with Tarantino for last year's Django Unchained , but left that project mid-production. In 2011, Russell starred in the football drama Touchback . Although his role in Fast & Furious 7 is unknown, the trade notes that it was initially offered to Denzel Washington. Continuing from the cliffhanger tease...
See full article at Comingsoon.net »

Anchor Bay to Acquire The Possession of Michael King

Acquisition news continues to role in from Cannes and Anchor Bay has announced that they are in the process of picking up The Possession of Michael King:

“Cannes, Fr – Anchor Bay Films is finalizing the details of its latest agreement for all rights to the supernatural thriller The Possession of Michael King. The film stars Shane Johnson and will be the directorial debut of the film’s writer David Jung. Today’s announcement was made by Bill Clark, president of Anchor Bay Entertainment.

“Audiences love possession films and this one is filled with all the thrills they’re known for,” commented Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Co-Productions.

Grieving the shocking loss of his wife, Michael King (Johnson) sets out to disprove the existence of the supernatural but as he journeys deeper into the occult, he discovers that some questions are better left unanswered. The film co-stars Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3,
See full article at DailyDead »

Marc Blucas Joins Killer Women

ABC's Killer Women based on Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas has landed Marc Blucas alongside Tricia Helfer, reports Variety. Creator Hannah Shakespeare (The Raven) wrote the pilot which Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is helming. Project comes from Electus, ABC Studios and Latin World Entertainment, with Sofia Vergara, Campbell and Shakespeare in executive producer positions. Killer Women follows Molly Parker, the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers. The character is not only beautiful, but ballsy. Canadian actress Helfer is known for Battlestar Galactica, Burn Notice, Dark Blue as well as Tron: Uprising. Blucas of TV's Necessary Roughness, was last seen film-wise in Anchor Bay Films' Touchback with Brian Presley, Kurt Russell and Melanie Lynskey. He's up next in Justin Zackham's The Big Wedding which opens on April 26th via Lionsgate. That film stars Robin Williams, Amanda Seyfried, Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Susan Sarandon, Topher Grace, Diane Keaton, Ben Barnes and Christa Campbell.
See full article at Upcoming-Movies.com »

Marc Blucas Joins Killer Women

ABC's Killer Women based on Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas has landed Marc Blucas alongside Tricia Helfer, reports Variety. Creator Hannah Shakespeare (The Raven) wrote the pilot which Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is helming. Project comes from Electus, ABC Studios and Latin World Entertainment, with Sofia Vergara, Campbell and Shakespeare in executive producer positions. Killer Women follows Molly Parker, the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers. The character is not only beautiful, but ballsy. Canadian actress Helfer is known for Battlestar Galactica, Burn Notice, Dark Blue as well as Tron: Uprising. Blucas of TV's Necessary Roughness, was last seen film-wise in Anchor Bay Films' Touchback with Brian Presley, Kurt Russell and Melanie Lynskey. He's up next in Justin Zackham's The Big Wedding which opens on April 26th via Lionsgate. That film stars Robin Williams, Amanda Seyfried, Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Susan Sarandon, Topher Grace, Diane Keaton, Ben Barnes and Christa Campbell.
See full article at Upcoming-Movies.com »

Kurt Russell to Star in Bone Tomahawk

A few years ago, it seemed like Kurt Russell was poised for a career resurgence thanks to a starring role in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof (Aka the second half of Grindhouse). Unfortunately, Grindhouse ended up bombing and Russell went back to doing nothing for the next five years. Recently he turned up on screen again in Touchback, the poorly-reviewed Christian football movie, but here's some good news: he's just signed on to star in Bone Tomahawk, a horror-western that sounds much more in line with the Kurt Russell we used to know. I mean, the movie's called Bone Tomahawk... can you get more bad-ass than that? The movie also co-stars Richard Jenkins, Peter Sarsgaard and Jennifer Carpenter, and the plot synopsis is as follows: "The brutally violent, character-driven Bone Tomahawk follows a sheriff (Russell), a gunslinger, a befuddled oldster (Jenkins) and a cowboy (Sarsgaard) as they attempt to rescue a
See full article at FilmJunk »

Contest: Win Touchback on Blu-ray!

  • MovieWeb
Contest: Win Touchback on Blu-ray!
Football season is official in swing, and to celebrate, we're giving away copies of Anchor Bay Home Entertainment's recently released sports drama Touchback on Blu-ray. This inspiring look at high school football stars Kurt Russell and Brian Presley, and now you can take home this family favorite for your own collection. Don't let this great opportunity fly by like failed pass! Hurry and enter today. Details are below!

Winners Receive:

Touchback Blu-ray

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

If you already "Like" MovieWeb, just leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

Former high school football star turned farmer and family man, Scott Murphy (Brian Presley) finds himself with a unique opportunity to revisit his glory days during his high school state championship game where he
See full article at MovieWeb »

Top 35 Favorite Football Movies

The fans are in the seats, the fields have been lined in white and the players are ready for some football action. Can’t you smell it in the air? The early days of Fall are here and we’re in the thick of the hallowed football time of year – high school, college and NFL. Wamg is counting down our 35 favorite football films you need to see before the kickoff of pigskin season. It’s never too early or too late to talk the sport loved by fans everywhere. Many of these true stories can be found on DVD, Blu-ray and Video On Demand. Let us know in the comments section below how you would have ranked your favorite football movies or if we left any on the sidelines.

1. Rudy

“You’re 5 foot nothin’, 100 and nothin’, and you have barely a speck of athletic ability. And you hung in there
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Interview: Brian Presley Talks About ‘Touchback’

  • ShockYa
Interview: Brian Presley Talks About ‘Touchback’
Inspirational stories are one of the many types of films that audiences flock to see on a yearly basis. It provokes in them a sense of hope and determination in face of adversity in day-to-day life. Don Handfield’s sports-themed movie “Touchback” centers right on that inspirational feeling that lingers in us every time we see these types of films. It’s not necessarily a bad thing at all, but is rather refreshing amidst all the negativity the real world has to offer. We spoke with lead actor and producer Brian Presley about his latest film which was just released on DVD and Blu-ray today. For those of you who may not [ Read More ]
See full article at ShockYa »

Black Dynamite Director Lines Up Aztec Warrior Starring Luis Guzman

With a new trailer for the Black Dynamite animated series hitting the web just last week and two sequels still supposedly in the works, you might be wondering if writer/director Scott Sanders is ever going to get a chance to do anything that's not Black Dynamite related. As it turns out, he is actually in the process of setting up another project and it sounds like it will also be equal parts action and comedy. The movie is called Aztec Warrior and it involves the wacky and over-the-top world of Mexican wrestling. Here's the best part: Luis Guzman has just signed on for the lead role. According to Deadline, Luis Guzman will star as a luchadore named "the Warrior" in the upcoming film. He will face off against his rival El Diablo, played by Mexican comedian Eugenio Derbez (Jack and Jill, Beverly Hills Chihuahua). Terry Crews also reportedly has a role in the film,
See full article at FilmJunk »

Touchback Pictures

M&C has added production stills from Touchback . now in theaters. Brian Presley and Kurt Russell star in Anchor Bay Films. Touchback. Photo Credit: Wallace .Mike. Crouch, Property of Anchor Bay Films. Brian Presley and Kurt Russell star in Anchor Bay Films. Touchback. Photo Credit: Wallace .Mike. Crouch, Property of Anchor Bay Films. Brian Presley and Kurt Russell star in Anchor Bay Films. Touchback. Photo Credit: Wallace .Mike. Crouch, Property of Anchor Bay Films. Brian Presley and Marc Blucas star in Anchor Bay Films. Touchback. Photo Credit: Wallace .Mike. Crouch, Property of Anchor Bay Films. Kurt Russell and Brian Presley star in Anchor Bay Films. Touchback. Photo Credit: Wallace .Mike. Crouch, Property of Anchor Bay Films. (from left to right)
See full article at Monsters and Critics »

Review: Touchback

If we could go back and change one aspect of our past that would change everything about our future, how many of us would take that chance? Questions like that are obviously silly and they serve merely as discussion points rather than actual situations, but the question is an interesting one nonetheless. The football film Touchback even asks a great question with its tagline, "Would you give up everything you love for a shot at everything you've wanted?" When worded that way, a simple premise becomes infinitely more interesting.

Scott (Brian Presley) is the quarterback of the high-school football team in a small Ohio town, and in 1991 he leads the improbably successful team all the way to the state championship. On the final drive with his team down, he must take the ball and run down the field to score because he missed a wide open receiver. As he dives above the goal line,
See full article at Slackerwood »

Anchor Bay Films Picks Up Director Amy Heckerling’s Vamps; Stars Alicia Silverstone And Sigourney Weaver

Anchor Bay Films announced today the acquisition of all North American distribution rights to the latest film by Amy Heckerling (Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Vamps. Starring Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman & Robin), Krysten Ritter (.Don.t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,. Confessions of a Shopaholic), Wallace Shawn (Toy Story, Princess Bride) and Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Avatar), the film combines the fun of the classic hit Clueless with the tremendous popularity of vampires. A theatrical release is expected near Halloween. The deal was announced by Bill Clark, President of Anchor Bay Entertainment.

.We are excited to have picked up the rights to Vamps,. commented Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Anchor Bay Films. .It.s a hilarious story with the perfect cast..

Beautiful vampires Goody (Silverstone) and Stacy (Ritter) have been enjoying the good life in New York City. As upstanding, politically correct Extended Life Forms
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

New to Theatres This Weekend: The Three Stooges, The Cabin in the Woods, Lockout

There's a flood of new movies hitting theatres this weekend, but with The Hunger Games showing no sign of weakness, it's questionable whether any of them will be able to dethrone it. Perhaps the biggest challenger is The Farrelly Brothers' The Three Stooges, which could have some serious mainstream appeal but only if it manages to connect with younger audiences. A couple of genre flicks are also in the running including Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods and the sci-fi action flick Lockout starring Guy Pearce. The former has been getting fantastic reviews, the latter not so much. Also this weekend The Raid: Redemption is finally playing nationwide and The Weinsteins caved and released a PG-13 cut of Bully in over 100 theatres. Other movies in select theatres include Touchback starring Kurt Russell, Badass starring Danny Trejo, and the grunge documentary Hit So Hard featuring former Hole drummer Patty Schemel.
See full article at FilmJunk »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites


Recently Viewed