Constantine

(2005)

Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer and written by Kevin Brodbin, Mark Bomback and Frank Capello, "Constantine" tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine (Reeves), who has literally been to hell and back. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister (also played by Weisz), their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldy events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.

DC Comics Gives Updates on Their Movie Adaptations

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter there are some interesting updates to a bunch of DC Comics properties. At present there are currently more DC Comics adaptations happening than at any other point since the company was bought by Warner Bros. in 1969.

Currently, The Losers will be starting principal photography this week in Puerto Rico. Jonah Hex just finished production in Louisiana. The Green Lantern recently reported that Ryan Reynolds will play the popular superhero. Fox also picked up the television series Human Target and lastly, DC set up Red at Summit Entertainment.

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‘Constantine’ Comes Into the Light on Blu-Ray on October 14th

You can watch Keanu Reeves and his big arm tattoos in high-definition this October. Constantine will debut on Blu-Ray on October 14. The disc will be priced at $28.99 SRP. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf and Djimon Hounsou.

Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer graphic novels and written by Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello, Constantine tells the story of John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), a man who has literally been to hell and back. When he teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.

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Warner Bros. to Release ‘Constantine’, ‘The Perfect Storm’ and ‘Firewall’ on HD-DVD June 6

Warner Bros. continues to kick out HD-DVDs while Sony tries to pick up some steam as well.

In a story from The Digital Bits, it seems that Warner Bros. is going to be releasing HD versions of Constantine, The Perfect Storm and Firewall on June 6, 2006.

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‘Constantine’ Battles It's Way to the Top

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Home Video's Constantine has become the latest comic book-based movie to top the sales charts, entering VideoScan's First Alert chart at No. 1 its first week in stores.

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CONTEST: Win the Limited Collector's Edition of ‘Constantine’ on DVD!

Movie PictureNow on DVD, travel to hell and back as Constantine has come to DVD from Warner Home Video (WHV). This vivid, cinematic comic book adaptation from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures is an action-packed thriller from DC Comics'™ Hellblazer and stars Keanu Reeves (The Matrix trilogy) and Rachel Weisz (The Mummy films) and features Djimon Hounson, Shia La Beouf and Gavin Rossdale. Single Disc DVD bonus features include 18 minutes of additional scenes and alternate ending. Deluxe DVD bonus features include additional scenes, alternate ending, music video, extensive behind the scenes featurettes, filmmakers' commentary and more!

In celebration of this fine cinematic experience making it's way home, we're giving away copies of the 2 disc collector's edition!

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‘Constantine’ on DVD July 19th

Coming to DVD July 19th Constantine makes it's way into your home. Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer graphic novels and written by Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello, Constantine tells the story of John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), a man who has literally been to hell and back. When he teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.

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Warner Bros. prepares for another ‘Constantine’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is apparently pleased with this weekend's box office take of their Hellblazer comic book adaptation, Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz, and is in talks to prepare a sequel to the film..."Considering that this was an unknown quantity, we're obviously really pleased with the results and look forward to the sequel," president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman said. "The exits were excellent, which leads us to conclude that the film will continue to do well," he noted. Co-produced with Village Roadshow, "Constantine" skewed slightly more male with 56% but was equally balanced in the age demographic with a 50-50 ratio of those older and younger than 25.

Constantine took an estimated $34.6 million during this weekend's box office, ranking it as the nation's second highest grossing film.

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EXCLUSIVE: Part 4: The Cast of ‘Constantine’ Speak!

If Constantine does not resonate with you the way Superman or Spider-Man do, don't worry. Even star Keanu Reeves was not familiar with the comic book character. The film is based on the Hellblazer series and named after the lead character, John Constantine. Reeves plays the supernatural detective who can see demons and angels. He exorcizes those that try to cross over into our world, all the while trying to buy himself a place in heaven.

The script arrived on Reeves' slate while he was filming the Matrix sequels in Sydney, Australia. After he agreed to the project, it was still more than a year and a half before shooting began. During that time, Reeves worked with director Francis Lawrence and producer Akiva Goldsman on the script's portrayal of spirituality.

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