Based on the iconic toy line by Mattel, Heroes on Hot Wheels was also an American adaptation of the long-running French racing comic Michel Vaillant that started back in the 1950s where heroic racing champion Michael Valiant and his team/family traveled the globe competing in anything and everything that ties into racing.
Based on both the 1998 and 2004 versions of the action-comedy Taxi, Taxi Brooklyn found Supergirl’s Chyler Leigh starring as NYPD Detective Caitlin “Cat” Sullivan, who is forced to partner up with a taxi driver to solve crimes when her license is suspended.
Desperate for money to keep his martial arts gym afloat, a former soldier and martial artist French takes a side job working for LA mob boss Tommy, intimidating and beating down people who owe him money.
JCVD is a bouncer who goes to work in the criminal underworld in order to support his 8 year old daughter in the upcoming French action thriller The Bouncer aka Lukas.
Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne are intergalactic secret agents sent to prevent the peaceful utopia of Alpha from being destroyed by an unknown threat in this summer’s Luc Besson directed sci-fi epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
In the far off future, Valerian (Dane Dehaan) and his partner Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special agents sent to the city of Alpha, home to 17 million residents, to investigate a possible group looking to upset the peace and unity of the city in the latest sci-fi epic from Luc Besson.
When his son is kidnapped by a drug dealer he ripped off, cop Vincent Downs (Foxx) has to do whatever it takes to get his son back in next year’s thriller, Sleepless, a remake of French thriller Sleepless Night aka Nuit Blanche.
Jean Dujardin plays a 70’s police magistrate who works for six years to take down a massive crime operation called La French in the upcoming crime drama, The Connection.
Viggo Mortensen is a school teacher in 1950’s Algeria who is forced to bring a dissident to a local police station but he and his prisoner are soon caught in the middle of the civil war between the French and Algerians.
A possible Expendables 3 villain, the end of a fantastic HBO comedy, a classic video game character recast and Steven Seagal’s diplomatic mission to Russia are just some of the stories in this week’s News Shotgun.