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Interview: Gina Carano Walks Us Along The Scorched Earth

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The fists and feet are quite recognizable, especially to her in-ring and cinematic opponents, and as time rolls on, the name of Gina Carano (should) hopefully become more of a commodity – anyone that’s watched her knows that she can handle herself in a defensive status. She’s already held her own in some box-office heavyweight films (Fast and Furious 6, Deadpool), and her latest starring role has her whooping ass in the apocalypse in Scorched Earth. She was kind enough to chat with us for a few minutes to discuss the role, as well as what she has in store for her future plans – grab a cold one, read on and enjoy!


DC: Gina, can you tell us about the film as well as the character you play, Gage?

GC: Atticus Gage was originally written as a male character, and she is an apocalyptic bounty hunter – she just tries to get the job done and really only looks out for herself. She finds herself in a situation where she’s a bit torn between doing what she normally does on a regular basis, and helping out someone who is in a bit of a tight situation. When she decides to step in and help out, things go bad. What was the highlight of the film for me was working with John Hannah, and in one scene, he had to give me mouth-to-mouth, and I had to throw up this goo into his mouth – it was hilarious. It really was a tremendous honor to have worked with him on the same set – it was awesome.

DC: You’re definitely no stranger to physical roles – when it comes to these particular scenes of beatdowns, do you just tell the director “let me do my thing” or are you more likely to be a bit restrained?

GC: No – on some sets I’ll be the first one to say “yo – the cinematographer is in the wrong position for this shot!” (laughs) It’s a very interesting thing, because usually for bigger movies like Deadpool and Fast and Furious 6, you’ve got cinematographers that know how to shoot action sequences, and sometimes with independent cinema, there are some people who don’t exactly know how to shoot these kinds of scenes – it is an art form, for sure. With all of the shots and angles, you’ve got to make sure that these shots are selling, and you want the stunt coordinator that you’re working with to be vocal enough so that they’re being heard. I’m definitely not shy when it comes to that, because that’s the part that I’m most confident with.

DC: You’ve acted alongside some pretty huge names in your career already, but who is the one person you’d love to have alongside you on film, and what kind of role would you be playing?

GC: A dream role for me would be something like Natural Born Killers, and I’d love to work with Garrett Hedlund – that would be a dream (laughs) – I mean if we’re talking about dreams here! To play a character that is just out of control and has no rules, and I always thought that I’d do really well with a partner, whether it’s a male or female or a child. I’d just think that I’d do really good with someone else there – like a buddy-role.

DC: Here’s a question that I’m sure you’ve never been asked before (sarcasm) – I know you’re loving what you’re currently doing, but is the cage calling you back for a possible return to MMA?

GC: I never like to put a cap on something, or to say I would or wouldn’t ever do something again. I’m like a new person all the time – I think that sometimes when people get older, their minds get older as well and the body follows, and right now I’m trying to tell my body that “we haven’t reached any prime yet.” I haven’t reached my prime in anything that I’ve done yet, and that’s for damn sure in acting – I’ve got so far to go, and while I reached a good place in fighting, I didn’t reach my prime physically, and I want to keep all of the prime in front of me.

DC: Last question, Gina – so what will be keeping you busy in the future after the release of Scorched Earth?

GC: We actually finished up on Scorched Earth about two years ago, and after that I kind of wanted to take a break – it was weighing me down a bit as far as the same scripts that were coming across my desk, and I really want to do something that is artistic and something that I’m really very proud of. I envision doing something that I can put out there to the world and when I do an interview about it I can tell everyone to get out there and see it because I’m so proud of it. It takes a lot of development and creativity and soul-searching and being humbled. Working on my craft and my acting and my body – that’s everything that I’m doing now, and I think that the next thing I sign onto is going to be something that I’m really excited about. I’m very glad where I’m at, because this is something that I’ve always wanted to do.

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Breaking: Jurassic World 3 Stomps Into Theaters June 2021!

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J.A. Bayona’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom doesn’t hit theaters until the June, but still, here comes Jurassic World 3!

Yes, Deadline just announced that the third entry in the massively successful Jurassic World series is going to be roaring into theaters come June 11, 2012.

Not only that but the film has already snagged a screenwriter in the form of Pacific Rim: Uprising co-writer Emily Carmichael, who will co-write along with Trevorrow.

The third entry’s script will be based off a story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, who wrote the first two Jurassic World films together, and Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow will return to executive produce, along with producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley.

“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive,” said Trevorrow in a statement. “I’m thrilled with the tension and beauty J.A. has brought to Fallen Kingdom, and I know Emily will add another layer of emotion to the concluding chapter of our trilogy.”

There have been no casting confirmations just yet, but we will let you know as soon as we hear anything further! Are you excited for Jurassic World 3? Let us know below!

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. The film stars Chriss Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

Look for it in theaters on June 22, 2018.

Synopsis:

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission.

Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure, and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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Jordan Peele’s Next Genre Movie Begins Shooting Later This Year

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I’m pretty sure that there aren’t many Jordan Peele haters out there.

The man is not only a brilliant comedian – as showcased in multiple seasons of his sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” – but the fact that he has earned Oscar nominations, along with boatloads of cash, for writing and directing his debut horror feature, Get Out, makes Peele damn near untouchable.

It is with this in mind that not only the horror community but the entire world are holding their breath in anticipation of Peele’s next film.

Well, today we have news on just that as Peele recently told THR that his next film will begin shooting later this year.

“I am currently writing it, and I’ll direct for Universal this year,” he said. “I’m just trying to entertain myself again.”

While the writer-director is being tighhtlipped about the details of his new film, he did tell the site that the new movie will tonally resemble Get Out.

“One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite,” he said. “That’s my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one.”

Again, I don’t think there are many people out there that aren’t intensely curious about what Peele cooks up next, so we will make sure to keep you guys up-to-date as word pours in. Until then let us know what you think of Jordan Peele below!

Get Out is nominated for multiple Oscars this year, and we will find out just which categories it wins come March 4, 2018.

BUY GET OUT HERE!

Synopsis:
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.

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Battle of the Hell Priests: Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s Idea for Hellraiser: Judgment Sequel

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I think it’s safe to say that many of us were pleasantly surprised by director Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser: Judgment. The film was a fun blast of twisted horror, and Tunnicliffe’s performance as The Auditor was a killer addition to the Hellraiser lore.

But has the director thought about a sequel to his film? Not during shooting evidently.

I had no concept of a sequel, a spinoff, nothing at all,” the director told Screen Rant. “People suggest, ‘Oh, you’re trying to write a sequel for The Auditor and stuff like that.’ It’s like, ‘Are you f***ng kidding?’ I was just trying to swim to the other bank and survive without being eaten by the sharks.”

But now that filming is long over with, Tunnicliffe says he does have some ideas for a sequel.

I have thought about it afterward, what I think would be great fun,” he says. “Maybe a new Cenobite ruler comes in or takes over, and a new head priest comes in, and it’s not working out and clearly this person, this Cenobite’s not doing a great job. And underhandedly, The Auditor is leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for the guy who is Pinhead to find his way back, and he gets pulled in. And then it’s like, he turns up, and it’s like a showdown between the newly born Pinhead and this guy who’s taken over his mantle… we do a bit of a standoff, and it’s like a battle of the Hell priests.

Battle of the Hell priests? Pardon the pun, but Hell, yeah! Would you like to see Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser sequel? Let us know below!

Hellraiser: Judgment stars Damon Carney, Randy Wayne, Alexandra Harris, Jeff Fenter, Helena Grace Donald, Grace Montie, John Gulager, Diane Goldner, Heather Langenkamp, and Paul T. Taylor as Pinhead.

The film is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital.

Special features:

  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Gag reel

BUY IT HERE!

Synopsis:
The dreaded Pinhead returns in the next terrifying chapter of the classic Hellraiser series. Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor, and the Jury await to pass judgment.

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