Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights stars Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan have signed on for the new sequel Shanghai Dawn, which is moving forward at MGM Studios. Jonathan Glickman will oversee the project for MGM, which is currently seeking a screenwriter to craft a new story. No plot details were released at this time, and it isn't known when production may begin.
Owen Wilson's Roy O'Bannon, a small-time thief, and Jackie Chan's Chon Wang, an Imperial Guard, first teamed up in 2000's Shanghai Noon, which was coming off the heels of Jackie Chan's success in teaming up with Chris Tucker in 1998's Rush Hour. The story followed the unlikely team of O'Bannon and Wang as they joined forces to save a kidnapped princess. The movie only made $99.2 million worldwide from a $55 million budget, but it spawned the sequel Shanghai Knights in 2003, which took the action to London. The sequel earned $88.3 million worldwide from a $50 million budget.Read More
The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for No Escape, starring Owen Wilson. This intense international thriller is set for release on September 2. What begins as an American uprooting his family to a foreign land quickly turns into a nightmare beyond comprehension, as you'll witness in this first look footage.
No Escape centers on an American businessman (Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city. Pierce Brosnan, Lake Bell and Claire Geare round out the supporting cast.Read More
Legendary director Peter Bogdanovich returns with the new dramatic comedy She's Funny That Way. The first trailer has arrived, and it brings a star studded cast that includes Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Imogen Poots, Quentin Tarantino, Lucy Punch, Kathryn Hahn, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte and Debi Mazar.
She's Funny That Way follows a married Broadway director named Arnold (Owen Wilson) who falls for prostitute-turned-actress named Izzy (Imogen Poots) and tries to help advance her career. Along for the ride is Izzy's therapist Jane, Jane's husband and and Arnold's wife. Its sure to be one wild ride that fits right in with such Peter Bogdanovich classics as Paper Moon and What's Up Doc?Read More
The Weinstein Company has won a heated bidding war for the rights to the action-thriller The Coup, starring Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan, Lake Bell and Claire Geare.
The studio beat out Relativity Media and Paramount Pictures in a bidding war for the rights to this movie, financed by Bold Films, which follows an American family who relocates to Southeast Asia, where they find themselves in the middle of a violent government coup. The deal is expected to close today, with the studio acquiring the movie for $5 million, the second-largest deal at this year's Cannes Film Festival, behind the whopping $20 million Paramount Pictures paid for Story of Your Life starring Amy Adams. The deal marks the second project Bold Films has sold at Cannes, following Open Road Films' acquisition of Nightcrawlers.Read More
Kristen Wiig has signed on to star in Relativity Media's Untitled Heist Comedy, formerly known as Loomis Fargo, alongside Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis.
The project is based on the true story of four dim-witted Southerners who pulled off one of the biggest heists in American history, robbing over $20 million from a Loomis Fargo armored truck. Zach Galifianakis plays an unhappy armored truck driver, who is convinced by his workplace crush (Kristen Wiig) to join her crew in their plot to rob a bank vault, although neither her nor her accomplices plan on meeting up with him after the big score. Jim Carrey was previously attached to star, but he is no longer involved at this time.Read More
If you were a turkey, wouldn't you concoct a way to travel back in time, attack the Pilgrims, and get yourself off the Thanksgiving menu for good? That's the premise behind the upcoming animated comedy Free Birds, which features the voice talents of Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler. Relativity Media has released a photo gallery for this family adventure, which features over 50 new images.
Free Birds was released November 1st, 2013.Read More
On behalf of Relativity Media, we are pleased to announce the release of Back in Time, the first song off the Relativity Music Group soundtrack for the upcoming animated film Free Birds. Ten-year-old rapper and YouTube sensation MattyB, recently named one of Billboard.com's "21 Under 21", has just released the single on his YouTube Channel. Look out for the full Free Birds soundtrack on October 29th, before the movie hits theaters nationwide on November 1st!
In case you missed it, we also have four new character posters from Free Birds with Jake (Woody Harrelson), Reggie (Owen Wilson), Jenny (Amy Poehler) and the Tuff Puffs.Read More
Tired of having turkey for Thanksgiving? Vegetarians Jake (Woody Harrelson) and Reggie (Owen Wilson) sure are! In the second trailer for the animated holiday adventure Free Birds, these two fowl set out to turn the tables on an age old tradition, and get caught in a time travel mishap that might just pull their entire ancestry off the chopping block for good.
Free Birds was released November 1st, 2013.Read More