Arriving in theaters this April is the reportedly extra-insane Crank: High Voltage, the sequel to the massively entertaining (and amazingly offensive) Crank. I'm a big Jason Statham fan (go rent The Bank Job -- awesome movie), and after watching what filmmakers Neveldine/Taylor brought to their first installment, I'll be in the theater opening weekend to see what they've recently cooked up. Nothing beats the original's "needle-in-the-heart" poster design, but this one is appropriately nuts.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I love the work of director Tony Scott. Just love his output. Nobody makes action flicks the way he does. From Top Gun to The Last Boyscout, from Enemy of the State to Domino, the guy brings it every single time. He's been refining his signature style over the last few years, and this summer brings his latest action-fest, a reimagining of the 70's classic The Taking of Pelham 123. Starring frequent collaborator Denzel Washington (Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, Deja Vu) and John Travolta (in bad-guy mode), the film is about a cop (Washington) who tries to stop a domestic terrorist (Travolta) from hijacking a NYC subway car. The script is by David Koepp (at the very least) and the release date is 6/12/09. I cannot wait to see it.