Movie News: Two Van Damme Remakes; Sam Rockwell's 'Single Shot' Trailer Thrills

Movie News: Two Van Damme Remakes; Sam Rockwell's 'Single Shot' Trailer Thrills

Jul 25, 2013

The Counselor

The Counselor: What we've seen from Ridley Scott's upcoming legal thriller The Counselor has impressed us as cool and sexy, but new images add some wild ingredients to the mix; check out the groovy threads and Western-style headgear. Michael Fassbender leads the all-star cast that includes Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz. The movie opens on October 25. [The Film Stage]

The Counselor

Kickboxer/Bloodsport: Jean-Claude Van Damme, who played his own twin not once, but twice (Double Impact, Maximum Risk), will now see two of his movies remade without him. New versions of both 1989's Kickboxer and 1988's Bloodsport are being developed separately, the former with Hong Kong actor-turned-director Stephen Fung at the helm, and the latter under the direction of James McTeigue (V for Vendetta). May the best kickboxing fighter win! [Deadline]

The Heat 2: Sandra Bullock claims "a miracle" would be required for her to make a sequel to The Heat, the box office success ($155 million and counting, worldwide) in which she stars with Melissa McCarthy. Bullock, who early in her career did the the rather awful sequel Speed 2: Cruise Control and later made Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, has learned her lesson: "If you look back on my illustrious sequel work [Laughs], nothing has proven successful." [EW.com]

A Single Shot Trailer: Sam Rockwell, who's often been cast in lighter material like The Way, Way Back, plays a grizzled hunter who makes a fateful mistake one day, turning his life upside down in the thriller A Single Shot. Rockwell looks dark and dangerous in the first trailer for the movie, which also stars William H. Macy, Kelly Reilly, Jason Isaacs and Ted Levine. It will be available via various Video On Demand platforms beginning on August 20, ahead of its limited theatrical opening on September 20. [YouTube]

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