Movie News in 60 Seconds: Denzel Washington as ‘The Equalizer,’ Tom Cruise and David Beckham Make Action Movies, ‘Easy Rider’ Producer Rides Into the Sunset

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Denzel Washington as ‘The Equalizer,’ Tom Cruise and David Beckham Make Action Movies, ‘Easy Rider’ Producer Rides Into the Sunset

Dec 14, 2011

 

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He’ll Set Things Straight: Get ready for Denzel Washington as ... The Equalizer! A big-screen version of the 80s TV series is under development wth Washington is attached to star; Richard Wenk (The Mechanic, The Expendables 2) is poised to pen the script. (Variety)

We Know He Can Kick ... Balls: Could soccer star David Beckham make the transition to the big screen? Tom Cruise thinks so, saying: “I’d love to do action movies with Beckham. He would be great, he could kick ass.” So get on that, Hollywood! (Daily Mirror)

‘Easy Rider’ Producer Dies: Producer Bert Schneider has died, aged 78. Among his many accomplishments, he won an Academy Award for Vietnam War protect documentary Hearts and Minds and produced Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, and The Last Picture Show. (The New York Times)

Police (Kinda, Sorta) Apologize to Trump Documentarian: Filmmaker Anthony Baxter and a colleague were arrested last year as they were investigating complaints about a golf resort owned by Donald Trump for a documentary eventually titled You’ve Been Trumped. Baxter has now received a partial apology from authorities for their actions. (The Guardian)

Japanese Movie Sets Twitter Record: Castle in the Sky, a lovely animated film by the great Hayao Miyazaki, aired on Japanese TV earlier this month, and excited fans “set a new record for the most Tweets per second,” according to social media company Twitter. The new record represents an average of more than 25,000 Tweets per second. (The Next Web)

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