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Lionsgate Apologizes For Whitewashed ‘Gods Of Egypt’ Oversight
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By now, in 2015, you’d think that studios would have caught on to the idea that they would want to cast a film like Gods of Egypt with actors who are, I don’t know, Egyptian. Just so that the actors can properly reflect the ethnicity of that time period. But after seeing the first posters and trailer for the film, it’s no surprise that there was an uproar over the idea that headlining star Gerard Butler could even pass as a Egyptian. Let’s not forget that Nikola Coster-Waldau and Brenton Thwaites, who also star in this film, are both white as well.

As confusing as this may sound, the film still got made, and with the all the vitriol it’s already been getting with just the first trailer and posters alone because it is so whitewashed, director Alex Proyas and Lionsgate have come out to apologize for it. See what they had to say below.

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‘Gods Of Egypt’ Trailer: Humans Against CGI Ancient Egypt Backdrop
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Aesthetically, the first set of posters for Alex Proyas‘s Gods of Egypt did not look good, and obviously that should not be a representation of the film itself. Often times, it is though. But we should never let the look of posters cloud our judgement, even if this is a pretty white-washed film.

But holding out on the hopes that the film may be actually entertaining seems like a futile effort, especially since the look and feel of this new trailer gives off a wretched whiff of horribly bad CGI backdrops, with equally bad CG effects and even worse CG characters. Check out the full trailer for Gods of Egypt below.

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‘London Has Fallen’ Trailer: This Time Gerard Butler Saves The President Across The Pond
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Okay, so another trailer for another sequel to another generic action movie has come out. The first full trailer for London Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler as the secret service agent Mike Banning who saved the US President (Aaron Eckhart) in Olympus Has Fallen has gone online. While the first film received mixed to negative reviews, it was still enough of a success to warrant a sequel. It even beat out its summer tentpole competitor White House Down that same year.

So what happens in the sequel. Well now all the world’s leaders are gathering together for a major summit, and of course terrorists take the opportunity to strike by killing all but the President of the United States, where it is up to Mike Banning once again to protect him at all costs. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Edgar Ramirez Replaces Gerard Butler In ‘Point Break’ Remake
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Just a quick update on the remake of the 1991 Kathryn Bigelow action flick Point Break.

Recently it was reported that Gerard Butler, who was set to play the same role Patrick Swayze played in the original, had decided to exit the project due to scheduling conflicts and and creative differences.

Now comes word that Edgar Ramirez has entered into negotiations to take on the role and replace Butler.

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‘Point Break’ Remake Loses Gerard Butler
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The upcoming Point Break remake has lost its star.

It’s being reported that 300 and Olympus Has Fallen star Gerard Butler has dropped out of the movie, which will be a new take on the 1991 flick of the same name that starred Patrick Swayze as a surfer who’s part of a bank robbing operation and Keanu Reeves as an FBI agent who goes undercover as a surfer trying to find out who’s involved in the robberies.

Butler was in line to play the Swayze role.

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New ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’ Trailer Released
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By now you’ve likely seen a trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 if you were a fan of the first movie and excited about the sequel.

Now comes the second official trailer for the movie, which follows Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless five years after the events of the first movie.

You can read a synopsis for the movie and check out the new trailer below.

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‘Point Break’ Remake Adds Luke Bracey In Keanu Reeves Role
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Last month it was reported that 300 and Olympus Has Fallen star Gerard Butler would play Patrick Swayze’s Bodhi role in the planned remake of Point Break.

Now comes word that an actor has been chosen for the Johnny Utah character played by Keanu Reeves in the original. Australian actor Luke Bracey has been officially cast in the movie, which follows the same premise as the original, only set in the world of extreme sports instead of just surfing.

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Gerard Butler In Talks For ‘Point Break’ Remake; Will Play Patrick Swayze Role
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In 2012, Gerard Butler played a surfer in the movie Chasing Mavericks. As it turns out, this may have been something of an audition. According to sources, Butler is in final negotiations for one of the lead roles in Point Break, a remake of the 1991 action flick of the same name that starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.

Butler will play Bodhi, the character Swayze played in the original movie. Unlike Swayze’s character, who was a surfer, the new Bodhi is an extreme sports athlete who seeks to achieve great feats in various athletic endeavors, including surfing.

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First Official ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’ Trailer Released
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DreamWorks Animation has released the first official trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2, the follow up to their 2010 hit.

The sequel features the voices of returning stars Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, and Kristen Wiig, as well as newcomers Cate Blanchett, Kit Harrington, and Djimon Hounsou.

Check out the trailer and read a synopsis below now!

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New UK Trailer For ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ Released
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We’ve already seen a two-and-a-half-minute trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire, the much anticipated sequel to Zack Snyder’s 2006 stylized hit about King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and his brave 300 Spartans. But if you fear a trailer giving away too much and that first trailer is a little lengthy for your taste, here’s another option.

The UK trailer for Rise of an Empire has been released, and it clocks in at only about a minute. The movie follows the Battle of Artemisium, another battle involving the Persians, led by the God-King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), that unfolds around the same time that 300‘s Battle of Thermopylae. It sees Xerxes’ commander of the Persian navy Artemisia (Eva Green) doing battle on the seas against Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton), a Greek general attempting to unite all of Greece. Lena Headey also makes an appearance in the movie and in this trailer, reprising her role as Queen Gorgo.

You can check out the new UK trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire below.

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