This reunion of actor Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg feels like a natural successor to their previous collaboration Lone Survivor, another true story adapted into a movie that wallows in both heroism and violence. This film recounts the events of April 2010, when a drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana exploded, creating the biggest oil-spill in US history. It's the story of the people who were working there, and while there's a clear attempt to honour the memory of the 11 men who died that night, the cast and crew also want to create an entertaining action-disaster movie.
Wahlberg plays Mike, the chief technician on the Deepwater Horizon, an oil platform more than a half-hour flight from land. As the film opens, he kisses his wife (Kate Hudson) and daughter goodbye and heads off for a three-week shift alongside boss Jimmy (Kurt Russell), drilling foreman Jason (Ethan Suplee) and pilot Andrea (Gina Rodriguez). When some discrepancies delay their work, Mike finds himself under pressure from the corporate boss (John Malkovich) to get on with the work and get back on schedule. Under order to ignore some questionable safety tests, they carry on drilling until the well erupts, triggering a massive ball of flame.
After the increasingly tense build-up, the movie becomes a more traditional disaster movie, as characters run for their lives or dive into the inferno to save someone. Some of this is cleverly conceived and played out, including several striking set-pieces. But the main focus here is on rah-rah courage. The most heroic roles go to Wahlberg, Russell, O'Brien (as a driller) and Kirkpatrick (as a crane operator). While Malkovich chomps deliciously and villainously on the scenery. But the most engaging role goes to Rodriguez as a woman who is genuinely terrified about what's happening but still manages to do her job. She's the only person on-screen who feels like a real person, and the irony isn't lost that she's also the only woman among this crew of macho tough guys.
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O’Brien was injured when a stunt went wrong during filming back in March.
The release of Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been pushed back by studio Fox by nearly a year to January 2018, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The change of date comes as star Dylan O’Brien continues to recover from injuries he suffered on the film’s set in March after a stunt went wrong.
Dylan O’Brien stars in The Maze Runner franchise.
The film was originally scheduled for release on February 17th 2017. The Death Cure, directed by Wes Bell, is the third and final film in the popular young adult franchise and sees O’Brien’s character searching for a cure for a deadly disease called the “Flare.”
O’Brien was injured in an accident on the set of the film on March 18.
Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been shut down indefinitely, following an on set accident involving actor Dylan O’Brien back in March. According to E! News filming has been halted to allow the actor more time to recover from his injuries, which included a "concussion, facial fracture and lacerations.”
Dylan O’Brien is still recovering from injuries sustain on the set of The Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
In a statement studio Fox said: "The resumption of principal photography on Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been further delayed to allow Dylan O'Brien more time to fully recover from his injuries. We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting production as soon as possible.”
Deepwater Horizon is an American disaster film that is based upon the true story of the BP Oil Spill on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico that happened 20th April 2010 claiming the lives of eleven of its employees. Mark Wahlberg is cast as the main protagonist Mike Williams who was the last individual to escape the inferno and this film follows his extraordinary story of how he saved himself and others during the explosion.
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The actor was reportedly struck by car when a stunt went wrong on Thursday (March 17th).
Actor Dylan O’Brien is recovering in hospital after suffering ‘multiple injuries’ when a stunt went wrong on the set of Maze Runner: The Death Cure. The 24-year-old was taken to hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia for treatment following the accident and is expected to make a full recovery.
Dylan O’Brien in The Maze Runner.
Deadline reports that O’Brien fractured ‘either his cheekbone or orbital socket’, after he fell off the back of a set which had been designed to look like the rear of a train. Details on the exact injuries O’Brien suffered are still unclear.
With the film market arguably already saturated with teen dystopian movies, The Maze Runner is the latest to throw its hat into the overcrowded ring.
It's another month, and another group of teenagers is taking on yet another oppressive post-apocalyptic society. Based on the first in a trilogy (of course!) of books by James Dashner, The Maze Runner is slightly unique due to its decidedly male approach: three dozen boys trying to navigate an imposing conundrum. And the film even includes a cast of rising-stars who make it worth a look, including Dylan O'Brien (Teen Wolf), Will Poulter (We're the Millers) and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Love Actually), plus Kaya Scodelario (Skins) in the token female role.
Dylan O'Brien stars in 'The Maze Runner'
Already this year, we've had Divergent with Shailene Woodley and The Giver with Brenton Thwaites, and next month we get the third instalment in the big mama of teen-dystopian movies: The Hunger Games with Jennifer Lawrence.
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'The Maze Runner' will pass the $100 million mark worldwide by next week.
Young-adult adaptation The Maze Runner outpaced the competition at the box-office this weekend to record one of the biggest September openings ever. With $32.5 million , the movie is now sixth - just behind Rush Hour - in all-time best openers for the month and Fox will be hugely satisfied with those numbers.
Dylan O'Brien in 'The Maze Runner'
The movie also opened overseas last weekend and so should be looking at a total haul of around $81.5 million so far - that's without the UK and China markets, where The Maze Runner is yet to open. The next instalment of the movie - The Mazer Runner 2: Scorch Trials, is ready to takes its bow on September 18, 2015.
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'The Maze Runner' is worth a try this weekend, though Liam Neeson and Kevin Smith also have decent offerings.
The Maze Runner, the latest dystopian young-adult adaptation hits theaters this weekend on the back of a clever viral marketing campaign that should see it come out on top at the box-office. It follows the story of Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) who wakes up trapped in a huge maze with a group of other boys.
Dylan O'Brien in 'The Maze Runner'
Thomas has no memory out of the outside world and must try and navigate himself out of the labyrinth while fitting into the maze's own society.
Continue reading: 'The Maze Runner' Is Probably Your Best Bet, This Weekend
'The Dark Moon', the premiere of season 4 of 'Teen Wolf', saw Scott and co. head to Mexico in order to rescue Derek.
The season premiere of Teen Wolf season 4 aired on Monday (23rd June) on MTV. The episode saw the supernatural gang continue on their journey to find werewolf Derek.
Tyler Posey stars as Scott McCall on Teen Wolf.
The show which first aired in 2011 is in its 4th season. The series, based on the 1985 film of the same name, stars Tyler Posey (Scott McCall) as a high school student juggling his nocturnal werewolf activities and his everyday life. Dylan O'Brien co-stars as Tyler's close friend Stiles whilst Tyler Hoechlin plays another werewolf Derek Hale. The core cast are supported by Holland Roden, Shelley Hennig and Arden Cho.
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'Teen Wolf' star Dylan O'Brien stars in the upcoming movie 'The Maze Runner', but is it a contender for the other young-adult movies?
Just as everyone was beginning to get really hyped up for Shailene Woodley's upcoming flick Divergent it looks like another movie may be just about to steal its thunder. You've got to act fast in this business (or you'll get hunted down, if these movies are anything to go by!). Based on the series by James Dashner, The Maze Runner certainly looks like it will be worthy of joining the list of big box office movies based on young adult books. Over the past few years movies aimed at a young adult audience, such as the Harry Potter series, Twilight franchise, The Hunger Games and currently Dviergent, have been vastly popular, drawing in huge audiences of young adults and adults alike. They've definitely become a guilty pleasure, whether you're 15 or 50 years old.
Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien will star in The Maze Runner
Starring Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brien, The Maze Runner seems to be a solid contender to challenge The Hunger Games and Divergent in action and story, although unlike the other two movies, this one has a male lead. We think we’ll allow a boy to take control for once, there has been a lot of girl power in movies lately, we feel like we've had our fix! Although no one could rival The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen in our eyes.
Continue reading: Is 'The Maze Runner' The Next Big Young-Adult Movie?
Former salesmen Billy and Nick are left unemployed after the owner of the company that they work for decides to become an internet only business rendering their door-to-door techniques obsolete. In a bid to get back on the career ladder, Billy manages to land them an online, webcam interview with internet giant Google which, admittedly, could've gone better. After initially establishing themselves as illiterate in the way of computers by shouting at their potential employers through a machine at a public library, they managed to cause them great alarm, not to mention confusion, with an animated description of what they would do if they were shrunk to the size of a nickel and placed in a blender. An odd question for a job interview, but possibly not one this wacky duo haven't thought about before.
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