Actor Kiefer Sutherland was on the road with father and actor Donald Sutherland late last year to promote his latest western pic, Forsaken. At the time, he made it pretty clear following Fox's renewal announcement of the hit series, 24, that he was done with the show, which left things in the air as to who would replace him.
Fast forward six months later and the trades, including Variety, are out and about with news that Non-Stop and AMC's The Walking Dead co-star, and Straight Outta Compton star, actor Corey Hawkins is taking the reigns for the impending season premiere of 24: Legacy. Series veterans, director Stephen Hopkins, and writers Manny Coto and Evan Katz are back and leading with Hawkins in the role of Eric Carter, whose troubled life once took a turn for the better with the Army Rangers. Now a military hero on his way home in Virginia to wife, Nicole, trouble has followed Carter to the states, pulling back in the line of fire with the Counter Terrorist Unit as his only means of salvation against a larger and deadlier plot on American soil.
Next to Hawkins's addition, the show will bring a newly refurbished cast along with a central strong female lead described as a former head of the CTU who shares a long history with the agency. The show tentatively does not plan to revive any previous characters unless otherwise stated.
Coto and Katz are executive producing along with Howard Gordon and Brian Grazer through 20th Century Fox TV, Imagine TV and Teakwood Lane Productions.
Popular posts from this blog
EXCLUSIVE: In the months since its evolution, the highly anticipated action thriller, Triple Threat (formely Makeshift Squad) has been a bookmark for many an Asian cinema fan looking to see just how this particular "Asian-Expendables" kind of movie this will bring about. The prospects have been good, too, and notably in the wake of its casting additions including headliners Tiger Chen (Man Of Tai Chi), Tony Jaa (Furious Seven) and Iko Uwais (Headshot), and particularly with 87eleven's own Chad Stahelski (John Wick: Chapter 2) behind the action scenes.
I think it's safe to say you know your movie sucks when you not only screw the rights holders whose name and content you base your unsanctioned film on, but when said rights holders join the chorus of critics panning your movie from literally every angle of the internet. That is the level of achievement you have reached if your name is George Nolfi and you've directed a film called Birth Of The Dragon, long hyped to be a hopefully legendary homage to Bruce Lee, the late founder of Jeet Kune Do and patriarch of American martial arts movie fandom.
SPEAK OUT: Which Femme Fatales Would You Like To See Starring Opposite Alain Moussi In KICKBOXER: SYNDICATE?
John Stockwell's Kickboxer: Vengeance is now available wherever movies are sold in the U.S. and Canada with other screenings pending. It's a film that otherwise garners caution for fans as a rebooted fanfare that nonetheless has actor and martial artist Alain Moussi leading the action vehicle next to the star of its original iteration, actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.