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How Much Six’s Bounty Is Worth In The Gray Man

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Chris Evans’ deplorable Lloyd Hansen offers a high bounty price for the capture or murder of Sierra Six, Ryan Gosling’s The Gray Man character.

WARNING! Spoilers ahead for The Gray Man!

The CIA orders a hit on The Gray Man’s Sierra Six with a bounty that’s too high for mercenaries to pass up. The Gray Man sees the CIA as somewhat of a villain, which begins when Sierra Six (Ryan Gosling) is given a drive containing dark secrets about CIA director Denny Carmichael (Regé-Jean Page). Carmichael recruits “sociopathic” rogue mercenary Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans) to arrange the hit on Six, which includes an international manhunt worth far more than the millions of dollars on the bounty.

Once the hit on Sierra Six, whose real name is Court Gentry, is ordered by the CIA, The Gray Man shows groups of mercenaries from around the world gearing up to capture the title character. The Russo brothers’ film reveals that Six is the last of the Sierra agents, a group of ruthless assassins whose prison sentences were commuted in exchange for lifelong commitments to the CIA. As one of the most skilled CIA mercenaries with a well-known resumé, the call to bring down Sierra Six offers a hefty bounty, but it’s unclear whether the reward would have ever actually been paid.

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When Sierra Six is captured by Laszlo Sosa, a man he believed to be helping him get a new passport and flee the United States, The Gray Man character reveals exactly how much Lloyd Hansen is offering for his capture. Laszlo states that Six is worth “a five and seven zeros,” revealing that the original bounty for killing or bringing in Ryan Gosling’s character was $50,000,000. However, Lloyd eventually increases this bounty once The Gray Man’s Sierra Six continues to evade his capture, adding $10 million to the bounty for the first person to put a bullet in Ryan Gosling’s character. Before The Gray Man’s ending, Six’s bounty was worth $60,000,000 – a fitting price for his codename. Of course, money wasn’t the only incentive to bring down Six, as his bounty also offered the prestige of being the person to kill the CIA’s most accomplished nameless assassin.


Was Lloyd Ever Going To Pay The Bounty For Six?

Netflix’s The Gray Man ending proved that none of the mercenaries, nor Lloyd Hansen himself, were a true match for Six, as the movie concluded with the character on the run with young Claire Fitzroy (Julia Butters). However, even when the drive was restored to the CIA’s hands or Six was briefly captured, Lloyd never paid out the bounty. When Laszlo asked for his money for capturing Six, Lloyd greeted him with three bullets in the chest. Similarly, when Lone Wolf brought back the drive, Lloyd told Suzanne to pay him, but then took back his word only moments later by saying “do not pay this a**hole.”


While Lloyd was able to break as many rules as he wanted with Denny Carmichael backing him, it seems there was absolutely no intention of paying whoever brought in Six. At the end of the day, Chris Evans’ character Lloyd was apt to keep the glory of killing Six to himself. However, The Gray Man ended with Suzanne killing Lloyd and taking Six in herself, with the CIA locking him up only for the talented assassin to miraculously escape. If Netflix greenlights The Gray Man 2 as has been suggested, it’s possible Suzanne and Denny will put another hit on Six in the sequel, though Ana de Armas’ Agent Miranda is apt to help him from the inside.





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Jamie Foxx Talks Franchise Plans For New Netflix Vampire Movie Day Shift

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Warning: SPOILERS lie ahead for Day Shift.

With the first film now streaming, Jamie Foxx is opening up about franchise plans for his new Netflix vampire movie Day Shift. Foxx stars in the action-horror-comedy as Bud Jablonski, a blue-collar father in the San Fernando Valley who moonlights as a pool cleaner while actually working as a vampire hunter. When Bud learns that his estranged wife is planning to move her and their daughter to Florida for financial reasons, he must put together as many vampire contracts together as he can over three days, inadvertently running afowl of a major threat in the area.

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Alongside Foxx, the ensemble cast for Day Shift includes Dave Franco, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Karla Souza, Meagan Good, Steve Howey, Scott Adkins, Snoop Dogg, Peter Stormare and Eric Lange. J.J. Perry, well-known for his work as a stuntman and second-unit director on the likes of The Town and the first two John Wick movies, is making his feature directorial debut on the film with a script from Tyler Tice and Army of the Dead and John Wick vet Shay Hatten. A year after shooting in Los Angeles, Day Shift has hit Netflix to mixed-to-positive reviews from critics and strong reactions to audiences and it appears Netflix may not stop there.


While speaking exclusively with Screen Rant ahead of the film’s release, Jamie Foxx talked franchise plans for his new Netflix vampire movie Day Shift. The executive producer/star confirmed ideas are being thrown around to expand the property at the streaming platform, especially after positive test screenings to the film. See what Foxx shared below:

“We talked last night about it and we got some great ideas. It’s not always normal for Netflix to do part twos, they don’t always do it, but we feel like with this one, we got a great chance on how everybody’s responding to it already. They’re responding to the trailer, they’re responding in the screenings and things like that. And it’s fun, you know what I’m saying, so I think we’ll definitely try to make it happen and I think if they do, it’ll be even better.”

While Foxx’s comments may not be a direct confirmation of the streamer ordering more of the property, it does indicate he and Netflix are open to the idea of a possible Day Shift franchise. Given the film introduces a world akin to the John Wick franchise with a union-like organization connecting vampire hunters together and multiple references made to Bud’s past with said Union, the door is wide open for further exploration of its universe. Additionally, with the final scenes of the film confirming Snoop Dogg’s Big John having survived his seeming demise at the hands of a group of vampires and Franco’s Seth now established as Bud’s field partner, while also hiding his new vamp status from Union leader Ralph, the groundwork has been laid for a potential Day Shift sequel as well as spinoffs for Adkins and Howey’s Nazarian brothers.


Should Netflix move forward with a Day Shift franchise, it would be the streamer’s latest efforts to land their own movie franchise in competition with other studios. The platform is slowly building out its Army of the Dead series, having already released one film spinoff and gearing up for an anime prequel to release later this year followed by a direct sequel, while also partnering with Zack Snyder for his epic space opera Rebel Moon, which is similarly expected to launch a major cinematic universe, and just recently began moving forward on both a Gray Man sequel and spinoff and multiple Red Notice sequels. Only time will tell if audiences feel Foxx’s vampire movie deserves the same treatment with Day Shift now streaming on Netflix.


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Ji.hlava’s Emerging Producers Deliver Pitches for Documentary Projects (EXCLUSIVE)

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Ji.hlava Intl. Documentary Film Festival has revealed to Variety the projects that the participants of its 2022 Emerging Producers program are working on. The producers were asked to deliver an elevator pitch for their projects.

Every year since 2010, the festival has selected 18 up-and-coming producers of documentary films (17 European and one representing a non-European guest country), which are then provided with educational, networking and promotional support.

There are almost 200 alumni of the program, many of whom have gone on to win awards at major festivals.

The 2023 participants will be announced by Ji.hlava during the Sarajevo Film Festival on Aug. 15.

“All Roads” (working title)
Producer: Charlotte Hailstone, Hailstone Films (U.K.)
Director: Laura Wadha
Synopsis: A decade after the war began, a Scottish/Syrian filmmaker tries to reconnect with her fractured Syrian family, scattered around the world. She embarks on a journey, exploring the breakdown in communication between loved ones she hasn’t seen since 2010, wondering to what extent this has actually been caused by the war.
Pitch: Laura’s debut feature builds on her successful short documentaries, including Berlinale Crystal Bear-winning “Born in Damascus.” This intimate film shows the audience what happens long after the initial upheaval of war. A timely light shone on the lasting impact this trauma has on lives and relationships.

“Ashes Settling in Layers on the Surface”
Producers: Natalia Libet (Ukraine), Victor Ede, Cinephage Productions (France), Petra Seliskar, Petra Pan Film (Slovenia)
Director: Zoya Laktionova
Synopsis: Based on diaries and photographs found in the houses destroyed during the Russian war against Ukraine, the film captures the stories of Mariupol including the director’s family. It centers on the value of human life over the nonsensical statements repeated by totalitarian regimes, as witnessed at the Azovstal plant.
Pitch: This film is about the physicality of memories: our presence in the lives of others through things we left behind. It was created by a director from the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, which no longer exists. It is about the cruelty of death and the meaningless systems we are placed inside; yet, also confirming our sensibility as human beings.

“Banking on Eggs”
Producer: Jin Jeon, J.J. Productions (South Korea)
Director: Jin Jeon
Synopsis: At time when Korea has recorded the lowest birth rate ever, women in their mid-thirties are opting for delayed childbearing by preserving their ovarian eggs. We follow the director and her friends in their quest to freeze their eggs before it’s too late.
Pitch: By weaving together the lives of three women living in Seoul, this film depicts the real issues that women in their mid-thirties face. Laced with wit and humor, it’s a story of empowerment, the stumbling block to making a family, and everything to do with freezing eggs.

“Birdhill”
Producer: Silvia Panáková, Dayhey (Slovakia)
Director: Eva Križková
Synopsis: The documentary reflects on the current state of housing, of the city, predatory real-estate development, and the need for intimacy of home and mutual relationships against the backdrop of personal stories of the residents of one neighborhood, using the metaphor of bird life as a basic formal principle.
Pitch: Developers in Bratislava build “inconsiderate architecture,” which is neither connected to people nor to nature. The Bird Hill, once the home of vineyards from Maria Theresa’s time and abundant bird life, is nowadays cast in concrete. The story of the film is local, but the problem is a metaphor for a global consumerist lifestyle.

“Brave New Switzerland”
Producers: Franziska Sonder, Ensemble Film (Switzerland), in co-production with Freihändler Filmproduktion (Switzerland)
Director: Benny Jaberg and Maurizius Staerkle Drux
Synopsis: A young generation of researchers is rewriting the genetic code of life with breath-taking experiments, thus creating new identities. Should this be allowed? Are we equal when it comes to questions of health and illness, life and death?
Pitch: By means of innovative, astonishing images and sound, the directors explore the possibility of altering human genetics using the revolutionary CRISPr technology, while critically questioning this intervention in nature. A sensual expedition into the very essence of human beings.

“Click the Link Below”
Producers: Audun Amundsen, GonzoDocs (Norway), Tondowski Films (Germany), Dare Pictures (U.K.)
Director: Audun Amundsen (GonzoDocs)
Synopsis: “Click the Link Below” is about the murky world of money-making gurus on the internet. The Norwegian filmmaker Audun Amundsen is fed up of being poor in a rich country, and starts looking for solutions online. He spends thousands of dollars on advice, but will he find wealth and happiness?
Pitch: The topic is relevant for young audiences worldwide. Since it is a universal topic the documentary will feature characters from the U.S. through Europe to Asia. We have good access to the characters and a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of the industry behind the facade.

“The Dream and the Violence” (Se fate i bravi)
Producer: Leonardo Barrile, Samarcanda Film (Italy), Stefano Collizzolli, Zalab (Italy), Kristian Van der Heyden, Harald House (Belgium)
Directors: Stefano Collizzolli, Daniele Gaglianone
Synopsis: The dream of G8 in Genoa 2001 is not over, because the themes of those days – growing inequality, finance that concentrates resources in a few hands and exploits or crushes others, robbery of the environment, large-scale migrations – are today’s problems, only more urgent. And the violence of Genoa 2001 is not over, because that violence has been spoken of repeatedly, celebrated or condemned, but never understood or resolved. Now is the right time to talk about it: to start from Genoa, to go beyond Genoa, and to understand what Genoa means.
Pitch: Now is the right time to talk about one of dark pages of our democracy. G8 is not the story of Italy, but of what is happening close to our comfortable homes.

“La Empresa”
Producer: Karsten Krause, Fünferfilm (Germany)
Co-producer: UVO Gruppe (Germany)
Director: André Siegers
Synopsis: El Alberto, Mexico: Unlike many previous film productions, the German crew fails to film the village’s attraction, the Caminata Nocturna – a night hike that simulates the dangers of illegal border crossing into the U.S. The crew is missing protagonists and slowly loses track of the story they set out to tell. They realize that they might not belong.
Pitch: We tend to believe that we are chosen to tell the stories of others. Especially from a European perspective this seems to be God given. But is it really? In a very humorous way, “La Empresa” questions this attitude, discloses its own intentions and reflects on how we are used to seeing and exploring the world.

“A Hole in the Wall”
Producer: Karolina Śmigiel, UNI-SOLO Studio (Poland)
Director: Arjun Talwar
Synopsis: Wilcza is a street situated in downtown Warsaw. It is just a little over a kilometer long, but it contains a whole universe. Arjun is a filmmaker from India. He observes the street and talks to neighbors to find his role within Polish society.
Pitch: There is a general atmosphere of homelessness and rootlessness in Europe today. This film is a way of countering that feeling by exploring one’s immediate surroundings and building a sense of identity through relations with one’s neighbors.

“In the Name of the Mother and of the Father”
Producer: Carla Fotea, Microfilm (Romania)
Director: Tudor Platon
Synopsis: After almost 30 years, the director’s parents decided to separate. Trying to cope with the loss of the family and the pain and shame that came along, they each found relief in different forms of spirituality. Despite this, the past love for each other made room for fear, revolt and despair.
Pitch: The film talks about the different shapes love can take and what is left of a family when love is gone. This is Tudor Platon’s second documentary, following “House of Dolls” (2020, Sarajevo Film Festival), and is a part of an extensive and very personal series of works related to his own family.

“In the Shadow of the Horns”
Producer: Dragana Jovović, Stefan Ivančić, Ognjen Glavonić, Non-Aligned Films (Serbia)
Director: Ognjen Glavonić
Synopsis: During their last year of high school, Vuk and Igor are focused on their black metal band while trying to overcome the prejudices of their surroundings – a community that hides deep secrets.
Pitch: After his Cannes debut “The Load” (2018) Ognjen Glavonić is developing his second fiction feature. By digging in his own memories he tells a coming-of-age story about how it feels to be different and unaccepted, while questioning the adult world, deeply rooted in hypocrisy. Where “The Load” ended – in the room of a teenager living in a small town, dreaming about starting a band – is where “In the Shadow of the Horns” begins.

“Land of Sar”
Producers: Victor Ede, Cinephage Productions (France), in co-production with PPFP Dooel (North Macedonia) and Petra Pan Film (Slovenia)
Director: Petra Seliskar
Synopsis: Two teenage brothers, 15 shepherd dogs and 600 sheep, all in summer on the wild heights of North Macedonian mountains. There are predators all around. Wolves, the irresistible call of the globalized world, the pressure of a traditional family: their life seems full of threats, illusions, and submission.
Pitch: Based on two teens’ feelings, hopes and fears, away from the modernized world, the storyline takes us from worries about their fate and future, to love for the magical world of their childhood, which they’re bidding farewell to.

“Lesbian Lines”
Producer: Evan Horan, Blinder Films (Ireland)
Director: Cara Holmes
Synopsis: An intimate docufiction about the power of listening. The Lesbian Lines were a network of underground telephone helplines first set up in Ireland in the late 1970s. The film reveals how and why these urgently needed helplines were set up by a small community of Irish lesbians. These lifesaving helplines are still in operation today.
Pitch: “Lesbian Lines” is a story of collective joy rather than collective shame, showing how a community came together to save themselves and in turn demonstrates the need that all of us have to feel heard in our search for connection and community.

“The Life of Wolf”
Producer: Dominiks Jarmakovičs, Studio Locomotive (Latvia)
Director: Kārlis Lesiņš
Synopsis: The world knows him as the villain “El Lobo Letón,” but his real name was Wolf Ruvinskis. Street brawler, soccer player, wrestler, actor, socialite, lover, husband and a father. The plot follows the spectacular journey of a lifetime from Liepāja through Argentina, Colombia to Mexico, from poverty to fame and glory.
Pitch: This is no simple biopic, but a journey through time. “The Life of Wolf” shows how one can reach the heights, and what is the price to pay? We are used to serious stories dealing with social issues, this time we revisit serious topics in a light and dynamic way.

“Narrow Path to Happiness”
Producers: Borbála Csukás, Makabor Studio (Hungary), Marc Smolowitz, 13thGen (U.S.)
Director: Kata Olah
Synopsis: A young Romani gay couple from a remote village in Hungary has a dream so absurd that it seems impossible: making a music film based on their lives. They move to Budapest just as the government is becoming increasingly hostile toward LGBTQ+ people. Suddenly, their goal becomes more urgent.
Pitch: It is a first-of-its-kind gay-themed intersectional documentary out of Hungary that bridges two worlds and focuses a lens on the Roma aspect of the LGBTQ+ experience. It is a dark time for these populations in Hungary so it is more important than ever before to share their story.

“The Society of the Spectacle”
Producers: Melissa Lindgren, Tobias Janson, Story Ltd (Sweden)
Directors: Göran Hugo Olsson, Roxy Farhat
Synopsis: A humorous adaptation of Guy Debord’s 1967 essay “La Société du Spectacle,” unpacking the dynamics of alienation, powerlessness and emptiness under the triumph of information technology and capitalism. Today, the act of consuming things we do not need has gone beyond a meaningless recreational activity; it has become a new spiritual world order. Created from contemporary images, found footage and original scenes, the film examines and illustrates the effect of consumerism and how the circulation of images creates desire and profoundly changes the way we see ourselves and interact with each other.
Pitch: Award-winning director Göran Hugo Olsson (“Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975,” “Concerning Violence,” “That Summer”) and acclaimed artist Roxy Farhat have joined forces to take on Guy Debord’s essay. The result is a visually daring, humorous and thought-provoking film that tackles everything from the climate crisis to self-surveillances and social media. Through renowned scholars and experts as well as contemporary examples, the directors will help us unpack the text and place it in a current context. A fresh take on The Situationists’ groundbreaking ideas and “infotainment” as a visual format.

“Slave Island”
Producer: Kristian Van der Heyden, Harald House (Belgium)
Directors: Jimmy Hendrickx, Jeremy Kewuan
Synopsis: Young women and children are threatened with rites of passing: to be chained to a wooden block until the demons are driven out of them. The filmmakers explore the hidden paradise of Sumba, a remote Indonesian island, only to discover the atrocities of present-day slavery.
Pitch: A documentary that deals with the sensitive subject of slave trade between families. A filmmaker and an activist join forces to confront us with both victims and enablers of slavery and human trafficking in an effort to better understand the moral landscape that justifies torture and abuse.

“The World of Jiri” (working title)
Producer: Jan Hubáček, Jan Bodnár, Gnomon Production (Czech Republic)
Director: Marta Kovářová
Synopsis: An authentic raw documentary from the perspective of a daughter, the director behind the camera, who helps her scientist father Jiri to spark a world debate about his plan to save the planet from climate crisis.
Pitch: We live in a time of impending ecological catastrophe. The example of the journey of our modern Don Quixote, Jiří, illustrates how difficult it is to find a solution to current problems.



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New Mortal Kombat Animated Movie Trailer Shows Kenshi Losing His Sight

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Warner Bros. Entertainment has released a trailer for the Mortal Kombat animated film, including footage of Kenshi Takahashi losing his sight.

Kenshi loses his eyesight in a first look trailer of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind, which also teases a team-up- between two fan-favorite characters. Mortal Kombat Legends kicked off in April 2020 with the popular animated film Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, which was a hit with audiences and critics alike. The film was followed by the less praised Battle of the Realms, which came out the following year. The third film in the series will follow Kenshi Takahashi, a fan-favorite character since his first appearance in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.

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A new trailer released by Warner Bros. Entertainment offers a first look at the next installment in the Mortal Kombat Legends series, which will be dubbed Snow Blind. In the trailer, boastful fighter Kenshi first appears with his eyes and vision intact. When he opens a well in search of a powerful sword and looks inside, the souls trapped within the well rush out, blinding him. Only then does the sword call out to him, and he begins to train. The very end of the trailer also features the arrival of Sub-Zero, teased as Kenshi’s ally in the film. Watch the full trailer here:


The origin story film is scheduled for an October release. Following the success of Scorpion’s Revenge and the mixed reception of Battle of the Realms, it will be interesting to see where Snow Blind falls. Based on the trailer, there is rich potential in Kenshi’s story. Though often relegated to a side character, Kenshi has a fascinating background. He is able to gain greater perspective and ultimately become a great warrior because of his blindness. The fight scenes and character appearances teased in the trailer, as well as the on-screen team-up of allies Sub-Zero and Kenshi, promises a fun ride. Voiced by Manny Jacinto, Kenshi will finally step into the spotlight in Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind.


Source: Warner Bros. Entertainment

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