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Samuel L. Jackson wanted to play Django

Samuel L. Jackson wanted to play Django

Jan 10 2013, 10:16am CST | by

Samuel L. Jackson was upset he was too old for the lead role in 'Django Unchained'. The 64-year-old actor was thrilled to be asked to star in director Quentin Tarantino's new film as slave Stephen...

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Samuel L. Jackson wanted to play Django

Jan 10 2013, 10:16am CST | by

Samuel L. Jackson was upset he was too old for the lead role in 'Django Unchained'.

The 64-year-old actor was thrilled to be asked to star in director Quentin Tarantino's new film as slave Stephen but would have jumped at the chance to tackle the title part, which eventually went to Jamie Foxx.

Asked why he accepted the role, he said on UK chat show 'This Morning' on ITV1: ''The first thing is Quentin. Quentin Tarantino calls you on the phone and says hey, I just wrote a new script and I want you to read it.

''It's a western and I've always wanted to do a western and draw guns and shoot people and do all that kind of stuff. And then I kept reading it and Stephen didn't show up for a very long time. I was like, 'Where's Stephen?' And then when I got to him and I read it, I was, 'Oh, this is what he wants'. I called him back and said, 'OK, it's great, I'm sorry I'm 15 years too old to play Django'. 15 years ago I would have, yeah. I mean come on, that's an American kid's dream.''

Samuel also believes the strength of Tarantino's films lie in his ''real'' dialogue.

He said: ''Quentin has an affinity for writing dialogue that is interesting, but not only interesting but real. He's done that since he started making films where people discussed the world around them or they discussed how they feel about a specific person who has nothing to do with the plot whatsoever, it's just an attitude. And that's what we like about him, the uniqueness of his dialogue.''

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KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Comic-Con Panel Recap: Samuel L. Jackson Plays Eccentric Villain to Colin Firth’s Super Spy in a Colorful Bond Riff

Jul 25 2014 8:47pm CDT | Source: Collider

Affinity Real Estate Shooting Starts First Round
The last time director Matthew Vaughn adapted a Mark Millar comic, he gave us Kick-Ass.  Now the two are back together for another interesting-looking comic adaptation by way of Kingsman: The Secret Service.  The pic is a twist on the spy genre, as Colin Firth plays a veteran agent of the secretive Kingsman who is tasked with training a young prospect, played by Taron Egerton.  20th Century Fox presented some incredibly promising footage from the film during its Hall H panel at San Dieg ...
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Xena's Lucy Lawless Joins Agents Of SHIELD

Jul 23 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: Empire Online

From Lernaean Hydra to actual HydraDust off your chakram because Xena herself, Lucy Lawless, has signed up for the second season of Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD. ABC’s series now doesn’t just offer connective tissue with the Marvel Cinematic Universe now, it’s forever bonded with Xena: Warrior Princess too. Sure, it may sound like a tenuous connection but try telling that to the Comic-Con brigade as the geek streams cross and potentially explode the planet.Cylon Number Three in Battlestar ...
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Samuel L. Jackson's Kite Flies With First Trailer For Revenge Anime Adaptation

Jul 17 2014 8:09am CDT | Source: movie pilot

20th Century Fox Press Line - Comic-Con International 2014
Kite is a remake of the eponymous dystopian anime Kite by Yasuomi Umetsu. The animation expert is known for his action-packed, adult themed work - and this one looks to follow suit. The original movie depicted extreme violence and graphic rape scenes.Set in the near future, after a global financial collapse, the Kite remake centers on a young girl who's father, a cop, is slain by someone dirty inside the force, ...
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1 week ago

New Trailer For Samuel L. Jackson's Kite

Jul 17 2014 2:26am CDT | Source: Empire Online

20th Century Fox Press Line - Comic-Con International 2014
Say hello to OldgirlAfter a long and often painful journey, Yasuomi Umetsu’s hard-edged anime Kite is finally making its way to the screen in live-action form. Here, to pave the way, is a new trailer showing off its bloody wares, like a cat delivering a dead bird to your feet. Only a very violent cat. And not a bird, a person.With shades of Léon, the premise has an orphaned schoolgirl, Sawa (India Eisley), wrecki ...
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Kurt Russell all but confirms his HATEFUL EIGHT casting, says they'll be shooting early next year!

Jul 14 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Kurt Russell Visits "Extra"
Kurt Russell claims that HATEFUL EIGHT by Quentin Tarantino and possibly co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, and Tim Roth will shoot early next year. Read the full article on AICN #485718131 / gettyimages.com     Today, talking with Philadelphia Fox affiliate Fox 59 (via First Showing), Kurt Russell dropped this quote when discussing his upcoming projects:   "I've got a Tarantino project called THE HATEFUL EIGHT that looks like it may go somewhere around the beginni ...
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Blade IV? Netflix Show? Reboot?

Jul 9 2014 5:01pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

This is sort of a follow up to my previous post, Explaining The Many Marvel Universes.In that post I mentioned something about a possible 'Blade IV' being made and I put up a poll to see how many people would vote for the movie to be made and here are the results so far (the date is the 9th of July):Taken on the 9th of July 2014 (23 hrs after posted) Later two people, (by the way, thanks so much for this) informed me that 'Marvel Studios/Disney' now actually ...
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Brit Up-And-Comer Joins David Yates' Tarzan

Jun 18 2014 4:06am CDT | Source: Empire Online

David Yates, director of “Harry Potter a
Misfits and Fresh Meat star Osy Ikhile gets welcomed to the jungleA British actor to file firmly in the ‘one to watch’ bracket, Osy Ikhile has been recruited for the new 3D blockbuster take on Tarzan. According to The Wrap, Ikhile will be reporting for junglular duty alongside the double Oscar-nominated Djimon Hounsou.Ikhile is a man in a hurry. He’s appearing in Ron Howard’s whale tale Heart Of The Sea, in whic ...
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7 weeks ago

Djimon Hounsou cast in Tarzan

Jun 5 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Warner Bros have announced Djimon Hounsou as the latest addition to the cast of David Yates-directed Tarzan. Hounsou will play Chief Mbonga in the action adventure in a star studded cast, oozing class. Harry Potter veteran David Yates is directing the film, with Empire reporting that;"The plot will revolve around Alexander Skarsgard as the iconic ape-man after he has left the jungle and settled in London, only to be called b ...
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7 weeks ago

Djimon Hounsou Set For Tarzan

Jun 4 2014 2:17pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Carey Mulligan & Alexander Skarsgard Visit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
He'll play Chief MBongaIt may have lost the battle of the release dates with the 3D animated take, but Warner Bros.’ big budget version of the Tarzan story certainly seems to be gathering the superior cast. With filming on the action-adventure set for this summer, Djimon Hounsou is the latest addition.Harry Potter veteran David Yates is directing the film, which finds Alexander Skarsgard will as the iconic ...
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