Space City Comic Con, Houston’s self-described “outlaw” con because of its ongoing battle with the Greater Houston Convention & Visitor’s Bureau over name rights, has just secured Sons of Anarchy superstar Charlie Hunnam (Jackson “Jax” Teller) for a three-day signing appearance May 27-29. It’s quickly shaping up to be a Sons of Anarchy reunion, as he’ll be joining several actors from the popular and violently riveting television show (2008–2014).
Inner circle Sons cast members already signed include Mark Boone, Jr. (Robert “Bobby Elvis” Munson), Kim Coates (Alexander “Tig” Trager), Tommy Flanagan (Filip “Chibs” Telford), Ryan Hurst (Harry “Opie” Winston) and David Labrava (Happy Lowman), as well as stepfather turned nemesis Ron Perlman (Clarence “Clay” Morrow).
Also booked are Michael Beach (Taddarius Orwell ‘”T.O.” Cross), Rusty Coones (Rane Quinn), Michael Ornstein (Chuck “Chucky” Marstein), Niko Nicotera (George “Ratboy” Skogstrom), Christopher Reed (Philip “Filthy Phil” Russell), and Kristen Renton (Ima Tite).
Space City’s promoter George Comits says that he’s still holding out hope that show creator Kurt Sutter and wife, actress Katey Sagal (Gemma Teller Morrow), can make the con, which truly would turn Houston into a homecoming, but it’s too early to tell if their schedule will permit. “It’s not a bad thing; we’ve talked to them,” says Comits. “They’ve said ‘yes’ they want to come; they’re excited. Their problem is that they’re scouting locations for their new series, they don’t know their schedule yet; their schedule changes day by day. When they know what they can offer us, they’ll tell us. It could be running in for the big panel on Saturday and leaving.” Comits says their new project is a prequel, though it’s not clear yet whether it will focus on the early years with the Mayans, or perhaps the early days of the Sons of Anarchy. He has offered them the mike, and is even in discussions about a pay-per-view for a possible formal announcement about the series.
According to Comits, Theo Rossi (Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz) wants to come in, but he’s promoting a new film that opens the week after Memorial Day. “He may be flying in Saturday if he can get away, but he’s a gentle decline.” Lowriders, about the low-riding culture in Southern California’s Latino communities, is scheduled to open June 1.
The pop-culture expo includes all of our favorite things, including fan-culture convention and family entertainment, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, literature and art. Also included are costume contests, fan groups, LARP and a dealer room; additional fees apply for autographs and photo opportunities.
Noon to 8 p.m. May 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 29. Space City Comic Con, NRG Center, 8309 Fannin, 832-667-1400, spacecitycomiccon.com. $20 to $799.
Today April 10th marks Charlie’s thirty-sixth birthday and in light of this fact, I would like to wish Charlie a fantastic birthday. Happy Birthday, Charlie!! Xo
PARIS– Pan-European major Studiocanal has acquired James Gray’s anticipated “Lost City of Z,” starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Tom Holland, in multiple territories.
Studiocanal will distribute the action-adventure film in France, the U.K., Germany and Australia/New Zealand.
Sold by Sierra/Affinity, “Lost City of Z” is produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner via Plan B Entertainment along with Anthony Katagas and Dale Johnson.
Based on David Grann’s 2009 novel, “Lost City of Z” follows the adventures of Percy Fawcett, a soldier and explorer who embarked with his son on an expedition to find the mythical kingdom of El Dorado in the Amazon jungles of Brazil and disappeared.
The ambitious pic marks Gray’s follow-up to “The Immigrant,” his 2013 period drama with Marion Cotillard that world premiered in competition at Cannes. “Lost City of Z,” however, is not expected to play in Cannes since it’s still in early post and will not be completed in time for the festival.
MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan is exec producing with Mica’s Julie B. May and Glenn Murray. Mica Entertainment is financing.
“Lost City of Z” shot in Belfast, Northern Ireland and in Colombia. Sierra/Affinity unveiled a promo at the EFM.
I have to say I’m disappointed to hear that Charlie is no longer attached to this project. :\
Idris Elba is lacing up his parka for The Mountain Between Us, Fox 2000’s long-gestating adaptation of the Charles Martin best-selling novel.
The Beasts of No Nation star is in negotiations to star in the romantic drama that once saw Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike attached as a pair who fall in love while stranded in the wilderness after a plane crash.
But that pair fell out, and then Chris Weitz was brought in to do a rewrite and get the film in shape for an early summer shoot somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere, where it will be winter. The studio will move quickly to cast its female lead opposite Elba.
Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) is directing the film, which is being produced by Chernin Entertainment. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing the project, with Fox 2000’s Marisa Paiva overseeing it.
J. Mills Goodloe and Scott Frank wrote earlier drafts of the screenplay.
I’ve added captures of Charlie from the special features included on the official DVD of Crimson Peak. You can check those out in the gallery now.
Warner Bros. has pushed back Guy Ritchie’s untitled King Arthur movie, starring Charlie Hunnam, from the Presidents’ Day weekend on Feb. 17, 2017, to March 24, 2017.
The King Arthur movie, which also stars Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey as Guinevere, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou and Katie McGrath, will open against Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers” movie. It was previously going up against Sony’s “Bad Boys 3” and 20th Century Fox’s “Maze Runner: The Death Cure.”
It’s the second time that Warner Bros. has moved the King Arthur project backwards. It announced in December that it was going to open the film seven months after its originally scheduled launch on July 22, 2016.
The King Arthur movie is produced by Akiva Goldsman, Guy Ritchie, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell and Charlie Hunnam. Village Roadshow co-produced and co-financed.