When last we heard about Viva La Madness, a follow-up to the 2005 cult crime thriller Layer Cake starring Daniel Craig, it was set to be a feature length movie starring Jason Statham. The action icon confirmed in an interview earlier this year that the movie was set to start shooting in 2016. That part was true. Except now, instead of a movie sequel, Viva La Madness has been reconfigured as an episodic TV crime drama. The good news is that it will still star Jason Statham. This may be the true reason he dropped out of Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 talks, which would have seen him playing the villain Bullseye.
Gaumont International Television is developing Viva La Madness as an hour-long TV show that will be directly based on J.J. Connolly's novel of the same name. The company is also behind the now canceled NBC horror-crime series Hannibal and the Netflix horror series Hemlock Grove, which is preparing to launch its third and final season later this year. There is no network yet attached to Viva La Madness, so the level of violence has yet to be determined.Read More
Just yesterday, we reported that Marvel, Disney and Netflix were courting http://movieweb.com/daredevil-season-2-jason-statham-bullseye/Jason Statham for the role of Bullseye in Daredevil. Now, it's being said that he has walked away from negotiations. And we can all thank the Internet. Apparently it was this early leak of talks between the actor and the studios that caused him to drop out before he had a chance to sign on.
Many are pointing the finger at Latino Review for letting the cat out of the bag. It's highly suspected that their exclusive report has ended up causing a fan favorite actor to walk away from a very popular Netflix series, and fans are clearly disappointed this morning. Apparently, the actor was heavy into negotiations for the role. It's speculated that, perhaps, Jason Statham's agent saw all the positive buzz and upped his asking fee, which killed the deal. Or, on the flip side of that, the studio may have seen the positive reaction, and terminated the deal fearing they would have to dole out more money. However it happened, money clearly seems to be a factor, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.Read More
After proving his comedy chops in this summer's Spy and getting ready to take over for Daniel Craig in a sequel to Layer Cake, is Jason Statham finally ready to head to series television? No, he's not headlining The Expendables planned TV series on Fox. Today's rumor suggests he is wanted by Marvel, Disney and Netflix to take on a main villain role in Marvel's Daredevil Season 2.
The action icon is rumored to be up for the popular role of Bullseye as Marvel's Daredevil begins to prep for 13 all-new episodes. The news has not yet been confirmed, with Latino Review putting a call out to Reps that has gone unanswered. This isn't the first time Jason Statham has been wanted for a role in Marvel's Daredevil. As you may remember, before the rights reverted back to Marvel, 20th Century Fox was planning a reboot with director Joe Carnahan which never happened. Jason Statham is said to have been up for a role in that canceled movie.Read More
Maybe you didn't know, but Jason Statham has long wanted to take the lead in a sequel to Layer Cake, based on the novel Viva La Madness. In a recent interview, the action icon revealed that the movie is still happening, and he calls it "the most exciting thing" on his plate at the moment. The film will even shoot as early as 2016.
JJ Connolly will adapt the screenplay from his own novel. The story is set ten years after Layer Cake, and will track an unnamed protagonist as he returns to London. There, his friend Mister Mortimer attempts to drag him back into the criminal world. Before returning to the world of gritty crime action, Jason Statham will next be seen in the action comedy Spy, which is in theaters this summer.Read More
Spy centers on Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster. The supporting cast includes Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Serafinowicz, 50 Cent, Morena Baccarin and Miranda Hart.
This action comedy marks the third collaboration between director Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy, following Bridesmaids and The Heat. They will reunite once again with Sony's upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, which is set to begin production this summer. Check out the latest scene from Spy, in theaters June 5.Read More
This will be a big summer for Jason Statham. He has Furious 7 opening today, where he'll get to show his villainous side. And then he'll get to display his comedic chops in the Paul Feig directed Spy starring opposite Melissa McCarthy. Talking to EW about both projects, the action icon reveals that he still very much wants to make Crank 3.
Its not clear when or if Lionsgate will ever green light Crank 3. The first movie was a hit, grossing $42 million of a modest $12 million budget. But the second film didn't fare quite as well, pulling only $34 million off a $20 million budget. And Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have recently gone their separate ways, with Mark Neveldine flying solo on the horror thriller The Vatican Tapes. What do you think? Do you want to see Crank 3?Read More