Who doesn’t love Tom Hardy? If you’re a Hardy fan or a even a comic book fan, we’ve got good news. There’s a rumor floating around that he’s cutting a deal to star in a new comic-book movie based on 1999’s “100 Bullets” where revenge is the theme of the day.
In the comic, people looking for revenge are given the name of a person (or persons) who ruined their lives, a gun, and 100 untraceable bullets to enact their revenge. MoviePilot summarizes the concept as Men in Black meets the Matrix, with all the violence of a Tarntino film- times ten.
If you’re a book fan, you might recognize this concept at work in John Locke’s “Lethal Experiment“.
In the meantime, why not watch a little Tom Hardy in action?
|Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine. DiCaprio plays a professional thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets. He is offered a chance of redemption as payment for a task considered to be impossible: “inception”, the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious. Shortly after finishing Insomnia, Nolan wrote an 80-page treatment about “dream stealers” envisioning a horror film inspired by lucid dreaming and presented the idea to Warner Bros. Feeling he needed to have more experience with large-scale film production, Nolan retired the project and instead worked on Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight. He spent six months revising the script before Warner Bros. purchased it in February 2009. Inception was filmed in six countries and four continents, beginning in Tokyo on June 19, 2009, and finishing in Canada on November 22, 2009.|
|2. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES|
|The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan, and the story with David S. Goyer. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the final installment in Nolan’s Batman film trilogy, and the sequel to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Christian Bale reprises the lead role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, with a returning cast of allies: Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. The film introduces Selina Kyle, a sly, morally ambiguous cat burglar, and Bane, a mercenary bent on destroying Gotham City who forces an older Bruce Wayne to come out of retirement and become Batman again. Christopher Nolan was hesitant about returning to the series for a second time, but agreed after developing a story with his brother and Goyer that he felt would conclude the series on a satisfactory note. Nolan drew inspiration from Bane’s comic book debut in the 1993 “Knightfall” storyline, the 1986 series The Dark Knight Returns, and the 1999 storyline “No Man’s Land”.|
|3. MAD MAX FURY ROAD|
|Mad Max: Fury Road is an upcoming Australian post-apocalyptic action filmdirected, produced and co-written by George Miller, and the fourth film of Miller’s Mad Max franchise. The first film of the franchise in 30 years, Fury Road features actor Tom Hardy as Mad Max. The film is scheduled to be released on 15 May 2015.|
|The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.
Cast: Shaun Guttridge, Kurt Angle, Bryan Callen, Kevin Christy, Hans Marrero, Tom Hardy, Vanessa Martinez, Sam Sheridan, Maximiliano Hernández, Fernando Chien, Kevin Dunn, Frank Grillo, Jennifer Morrison, Noah Emmerich, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton
|Child 44 is an upcoming American-British thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa, written by Richard Price, and based on Tom Rob Smith‘s novel Child 44. The film stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, and Vincent Cassel. It is scheduled to be released on April 17, 2015.|
|6. THE DROP|
|The Drop is a 2014 American crime drama film directed by Michaël R. Roskam, from a screenplay written by Dennis Lehane. The film is based on Lehane’s 2009 short story “Animal Rescue”. Lehane also adapted the script into a 2014 novel of the same name. The film stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini, with Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz and James Frecheville in supporting roles. It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and was released theatrically on September 12, 2014. The film’s 2014 release marked the late Gandolfini’s final appearance in a feature film.|
|Lawless is a 2012 American crime drama film directed by John Hillcoat. The screenplay by Nick Cave is based on the historical novel The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant. The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, and Guy Pearce. Lawless explores the actions of three brothers: Forrest, Howard, and Jack Bondurant, who made and sold moonshine in Franklin County, Virginia, during Prohibition. The film was in development for about three years before it was produced. It screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was theatrically released on August 29, 2012.|
|Locke is a 2013 British drama film written and directed by Steven Knight. The film stars Tom Hardy, with Tom Holland, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Ruth Wilson, Ben Daniels, and Alice Lowe providing voices. The film premiered at the 70th Venice Film Festival on 2 September 2013. The film had a limited release in the United Kingdom beginning on 18 April 2014, and grossed $5 million worldwide against a budget of less than $2 million. Locke received critical acclaim, particularly for Hardy’s performance. Hardy won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his performance.|
|9. PEAKY BLINDERS|
|Peaky Blinders is a British historical crime drama television series starring Cillian Murphy as a gangster operating in Birmingham, England, during the aftermath of World War I. The series was created by Steven Knight, and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions. The first series aired on BBC Two on 13 September 2013 and ran for six episodes. The second series premiered on 2 October 2014. A third series has been commissioned.|
|10. THIS MEANS WAR|
|This Means War is a 2012 American romantic comedy spy film directed by McG. The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy as victims of a love triangle in which two CIA agents who are best friends discover that they are dating the same woman.|