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This magazine was but a twinkle in the Papa Empire’s eye when George Miller first introduced Mel Gibson’s ‘Mad’ Max Rockatansky onto the big screen and injected the term ‘road warrior’ into the cinematic lexicon. Thirty five years on and we’re proud to carry a new Mad Max on the cover – this time played by Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road – as the cult sci-fi hero is reprised for a new generation. Click on the images below for a closer look at Max in subscriber and newsstand form. Go on, he’s a handsome devil.
The February issue’s cover story is a journey through Mad Max lore, with Miller himself acting as your escort across a two-decade-long Mad Max: Fury Road making-of that took in triumphs, disasters and even an invasion of rogue amphibians. The writer/director opens up about everything from Mel Gibson’s early involvement to Heath Ledger’s possible casting and finally Hardy’s take on Rockatansky. For fans of the character – and of singular sci-fi visions that have lasted the years – it’s unmissable.
Of course it’s not just about Hardy on screen. Charlize Theron steps into a bleached dustbowl as the bionic-armed Furiosa and Nicholas Hoult appears as a pale-skinned, tattoed rebel called Nux. Max and Furiosa will be travelling together across the wasteland and getting into the kind of auto-scraps that made the film’s recent trailer such an alloyed joy.
Pick up the new issue of Empire on newsstands from December 31. Mad Max: Fury Road hits UK cinemas on May 15.
Boyhood was named best picture Sunday by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
The film won four awards in total, including best director (Richard Linklater), actress (Patricia Arquette) and editing.
The critics group selected Locke’s Tom Hardy as best actor, Whiplash’s J.K. Simmons as its best supporting actor and Ida’s Agata Kulesza as best supporting actress.
LAFCA previously announced that it will honor actress Gena Rowlands (whose new film Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is releaesed Dec. 12) and former LAFCA president Leonard Maltin (who published the first edition of his Movie Guide book at age 18 and the final edition in September) at LAFCA’s awards dinner on Jan. 10 at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.
The full list of awards can be seen here.
Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are officially set to star in Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday.
Also cast in the movie based on the DC Entertainment villains-forced-to-be-heroes are Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne. Much of the castings have been previously reported, but the studio also confirmed which characters the actors will play.
Smith will play Deadshot, best known as a Batman villain, while Hardy plays the group’s leader, Rick Flagg.
Leto will take on the Joker, while Robbie will play Harley Quinn, his on-and-off girlfriend. Courtney will be Boomerang, while Delevingne, the model-turned-actress who is also in Warners’ Pan tentpole, will play Enchantress, a sorceress.
David Ayer is writing the script as well as directing.
Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are producing. Exec producing are Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, who are already shepherding many of the DC movies, as well as Colin Wilson and DC’s COO Geoff Johns.
Jesse Eisenberg, who was rumored to be involved with the movie, is not part of the official team, nor the official cast, according to sources. But that does not rule out a cameo appearance for him or other actors playing villains or heroes in the Warners’ other DC-based movies.
“The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one,” said Greg Silverman, president, creative development and worldwide production, in the announcement.
“David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote Training Day and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property with a cast of longtime Warner collaborators Will Smith and Tom Hardy, and other new and returning favorites: Margot, Jared, Jai and Cara,” Silverman continued. “We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”
The movie has a release date of Aug. 5, 2016.
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FX ORDERS DRAMA SERIES TABOO
From Award-Winning Producer Ridley Scott, BAFTA-Winning Actor/Producer Tom Hardy, and Academy Award-Nominated Writer Steven Knight, and Starring Hardy
Production of the Eight-Episode First Season Begins in mid- to late 2015 in the U.K.
BBC One commissioned the series and will air in the U.K.
LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2014 – FX will tempt viewers with Taboo, a drama series from award-winning producer Ridley Scott, Academy Award-nominated writer Steven Knight and award-winning actor/producer Tom Hardy who will also star, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. Scott Free Films and Hardy Son & Baker will commence production in mid- to late 2015 in the U.K., with the series tentatively slated to debut in mid-2016. The series is being produced for BBC One in the U.K., with Sonar Entertainment distributing internationally.
Set in 1813, Taboo is based on an original story by Hardy and his father, Chips Hardy. In Taboo, Hardy plays the lead role of “James Keziah Delaney,” a rogue adventurer who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a very dangerous game.
Taboo was created by Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises, Peaky Blinders), who most recently wrote and directed the feature film Locke starring Hardy. Scott and Hardy will both serve as executive producers on Taboo.
“We are privileged to have landed Taboo and to work with this exceptional team led by Ridley, Tom and Steven,” said Schrier. “Tom’s passion for this project, from conceiving the original idea with his father to portraying James Delaney, promises to infuse this epic story with great personal passion and credibility.”
Scott said, “FX is the perfect partner to engage with this dark, fantastic world that Tom and Steven have created. We¹re glad to have them on board.”
Hardy added, “Taboo is the first major production our company, Hardy Son & Baker, is setting sail on, and it gives me great pleasure to know that we are in partnership with FX and the BBC. I believe with the high standard of creative talent – with Steve Knight and Ridley Scott at the helm – and with the support and backing of these two great broadcasters, we have found the perfect home and team for Taboo.”
Taboo will be produced by Scott Free London and Hardy Son & Baker for BBC One and FX Productions/FX Networks, and distributed internationally by Sonar Entertainment. Executive producers are Ridley Scott and Kate Crowe for Scott Free; Tom Hardy and Dean Baker for Hardy Son & Baker; Steven Knight; and Gene Stein for Sonar.