The story behind Brett Ratner continues to get worse. In a very long article posted yesterday we went into the allegations against the director filed by multiple actresses including Olivia Munn and Ellen Page. It appears that New Line might have known about Ratner’s behavior as far back as 2005 according to Variety. Terri Goddard […]
We live in a post-Harvey Weinstein world. That world is forcing all of us to have a conversation about the pervasive sexual harassment that has occurred to thousands of young women and men by powerful men who felt they were entitled. We’ve seen it happen with Weinstein, we’re watching the fallout affect Kevin Spacey and […]
Oscar winning actor Jared Leto claims he was never involved in the Brett Ratner directed Hugh Hefner biopic film announced earlier this year. Playboy Entertainment released a statement today that the Hef-centric biographical film would not be moving forward as intended with Ratner after a Los Angeles Times piece featuring first hand accounts from six different […]
Counted amongst the many crimes of X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner is contributing to the financing of Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman, so it’s no surprise that he would feel a sort of kinship with Snyder over the critical bashing of the latter film (plus, we hear both of their mothers are named “Martha”). […]
Every so often, Hollywood looks to the martial arts genre for inspiration. The films contain a certain energy — and box office muscle overseas — but it has proved difficult to reproduce in the states. There are rare exceptions and those success ultimately lead to another attempt at the genre in the US. But few […]
I'll be interested to see how much better this version is than the Kellan Lutz one that trickled out already this year. Surely this won't hurt Ratner's reputation any?
The director of The Ugly Truth, Killers and Legally Blonde seems to be making a very concerted effort to move into directing thrillers.
Except the fact that it's obviously a massively expensive production, everything about this film has a whiff of Cannon Films about it.
Also including an interesting anecdote about X-Men 3.
The Rock is going to be donning the lion headgear.
Emma Stone, Kate Winslet, Anna Faris...
Dwayne Johnson has signed on to play Hercules for Brett Ratner in an adaptation of Steve Moore‘s comic, The Thracian Wars. Google image search would suggest that Moore’s version of Hercules spends a lot of the time wearing the pelt of the Nemean lion, which I seem to recall was impervious to swords and arrows. […]
Linda Ge writes for Bleeding Cool. Well this is a no-brainer if we’ve ever heard one. Muscle bound wrestler turned action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to take on the role of legendary muscle-bound action hero Hercules. While in traditional Greek mythology Hercules, the demigod son of Zeus who has strength that surpasses […]
In short, the Academy have announced that Brian Grazer will step in as producer of The Oscars for next year, replacing Brett Ratner. Here’s Grazer’s statement: It’s very gratifying to be part of a show that honors excellence in the medium to which I have devoted so much of my career. [Co-producer] Don [Misher] is […]
Not only has Eddie Murphy stepped down from his role as host of this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, but also thanks to what can politely be termed a social faux pas by Brett Ratner, the job of producer has just been handed over to Brian Grazer. Everything’s getting a reshuffle and there’s an empty spot where a host […]
As many had expected, Eddie Murphy has decided to step down as host of next year’s Academy Awards. This follows the resignation yesterday of his friend and collaborator Brett Ratner. The beginnings of this unraveling, you probably know, was a casually homophobic comment by Ratner during a Tower Heist Q&A last week. He used the […]
It’s been a busy week or two for Brett Ratner, gadding about town and promoting his new film Tower Heist. And he’s done it in just the way you might expect: lying about who he has or hasn’t slept with, using casually homophobic language, losing his job as producer of The Academy Awards. A few […]
Here are the poster and first trailer for Brett Ratner‘s Tower Heist. I read a few drafts of the screenplay and, well, none of them were really quite right, but there were some fun situations and a lot of business that should come of well in the hands of a talented cast – which, give […]
It’s still an if, more than a when, but Brett Ratner is planning to bring Rob Liefield’s Youngblood to the silver screen. Should that time finally rock around, he’s even started filling up in audition dance card in preparation…. or maybe he’s just being polite. The scene played out on Twitter, an exchange between Ratner […]
The notably handsome and talented British actor Henry Cavill has been cast as Superman. Again. It’s been a while since he last had the role and, of course, that film never made it into production, but Cavill was selected to play the orphaned Kryptonian and his bespectacled alter ego back when JJ Abrams had written […]