February 25, 2007
Michael to receive 2007 Maverick award...
The Method Fest independent film festival will present Michael Madsen the 2007 Maverick Award for his outstanding contribution to cinema, his commitment to independent film, and his versatility as an actor, producer, and writer. The award will be presented at the festival’s Sneak Preview Party, Thursday, March 1, at Pierce College’s Performing Arts Center (Main Stage Theater) beginning at 7 pm. Academy Awards nominee Virginia Madsen, Madsen’s sister, will make the presentation.
The selection of films for the 9th annual The Method Fest independent film festival will also be announced at the event. The 9th annual Method Fest is slated for March 29 – April 5 in Calabasas.
(Thanks to Ms. Chapel for the info!)
February 6, 2007
Michael auctioning off Reservoir Dogs car...
MICHAEL MADSEN is looking to turn the yellow Cadillac he drove in RESERVOIR DOGS into a personal windfall after agreeing to auction off the classic car online. The tough guy actor was given the classic 1964 car as a gift from Reservoir Dogs director QUENTIN TARANTINO - and now he's looking to sell it after realising how much it could be worth. He tells Maxim magazine, "I'm going to put it on eBay. They got 70 grand for the BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN truck, so I figure it should be worth a few pennies."
Michael's new Orange ad...
Click Here to watch Michael in the new Orange ad!
November 8, 2006
Vega Bros. Back On?
QUENTIN TARANTINO's PULP FICTION and RESERVOR DOGS spin-off is back on the drawing board, with JOHN TRAVOLTA and MICHAEL MADSEN lined up to play THE VEGA BROTHERS. Tarantino has been planning the film for some time, but the project looked set to flounder because the lead characters - Travolta's VINCENT VEGA from Pulp Fiction and Madsen's VIC VEGA from Reservoir Dogs - died in the original films, and both actors are too old for a prequel. But Madsen reveals the director has finally come up with a plan. He tells Moviehole.net, "Well, first he said he would do it, then he said he wasn't going to do it. Then he called me and said, 'You know, I've figured out a way to do it. It can't be a prequel because you and John don't look the same. It wouldn't make sense as a sequel because you're both dead.' "And he gave me an idea that would be really outrageous - that John and I would be the twin brothers of Vic and Vincent. We come from Amsterdam to LA to avenge the deaths of our brothers. I think that's pretty interesting. For me, I'd love to do it."
September 30, 2006
- Vice. Filmed in Vancouver with Daryl Hannah and directed by Raul Inglis. "A very dark police drama. Kind of like Bad Lieutenant or King of New York. All about redemption and forgiveness. It's pretty good I think, probably the best thing I've done in quite some time."
- All In. A poker film where Madsen plays a gambler whose daughter is very good at cards. "I got a big kick out of that (project)."
- Being Michael Madsen. Also stars Daryl Hannah and David Carradine. "I don't even know what to call it. I've never seen anything like it before. It's a very bizarre story about me being me, but in a fictional situation." The film is going to the Sundance Film Festival.
- Deep Winter. Best friends try to become the first to ski a dangerous Alaskan peak. Madsen plays a ski instructor and helicopter pilot in this made-in-Utah film that may also go to Sundance.
- Boarding Gate. A thriller filmed in Paris.
- Next project: Strength and Honor. Madsen is going to Ireland to play a boxer.
- Also in the works: Madsen says he may do "this big motorcycle thing" with Quentin Tarantino called Hell Ride. Madsen also plans to produce more of his own projects.
Yakuza video clip...
Click here for a video clip of Michael doing voice-over work for the Yakuza video game! Michael's clip is "Yakuza Official Movie 7".
September 9, 2006
Dead Man Running news...
Dead Man Running is back over at SPIKE, they are looking to maybe do the show. Perfect channel for it... so the violence can be left in!!!!!!!!!!! keep your fingers crossed !!!!!!!!!!
(Thanks to Ms. Chapel for the info)
August 17, 2006
New Reservoir Dogs game website...
The highly anticipated game adaptation of Tarantino’s cult classic movie, Reservoir Dogs is gearing up for launch and the time has come to unveil the brand new website which is bursting with assets and info for fans and gamers alike.
The official Reservoir Dogs website will be the number one resource to catch the true flavor of the game, featuring game information, screenshots, background on the original movie, as well as the first official Trailer! Stay tuned, because the site will be regularly updated with revealing new media in the lead-up to the game release.
Featuring the voice and likeness of Michael Madsen, the original and infamous Mr. Blonde, Reservoir Dogs gives you the opportunity to play through the events of the film from the perspective of each character. For the first time, you get to experience the events and scenarios that were only suggested in the original movie allowing you to delve further into the world of Reservoir Dogs and find out really what happened at the diamond store.
How did the Dogs escape the cops at the heist? How did Mr. Blonde get back to the warehouse with Marvin? Where did Mr. Pink stash the diamonds? Did Mr. Pink survive?
Click Here to check out the site!
New movie news...
Actor Michael Madsen has signed to star in director Mark Mahon’s upcoming film, “Strength and Honor.”
Madsen, whose career includes memorable performances in “Reservoir Dogs,” “Donnie Brasco,” and “Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” will play Sean Kelleher, a boxer who promises his dying wife he will retire after he accidentally kills a friend in the ring. But when his son is diagnosed with the same disease that killed his wife, he is forced to put on his gloves again to earn the needed money for his son’s medical treatment.
British actor Vinnie Jones, best remembered for his roles in “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch,” will play his opponent, Smasher O’Driscoll. Television miniseries mainstay Richard Chamberlain has signed on to play Keller’s trainer.
The film is Mahon’s directorial debut and is scheduled to begin production in Cork County, Ireland next month.
Madsen will turn 48 later this year. While he may be a little old to play a prizefighter, Madsen still has plenty of years on 60-year-old Sylvester Stallone, who returns to the silver screen this winter with “Rocky Balboa.”
August 6, 2006
Michael blasts pal Tom Sizemore...
KILL BILL star MICHAEL MADSEN has severed ties to his troubled former pal TOM SIZEMORE because the former drug abuser has become "too big for his britches".
Madsen has been a constant supporter of the BLACK HAWK DOWN star but now wants nothing to do with Sizemore after repeated offers of help fell on deaf ears. Madsen tells men's magazine Penthouse, "Sooner or later, everybody has to take responsibility for their own actions. He was given a tremendous number of breaks. "Once he got in trouble, he should have stayed the hell off TV... It was self-crucifixion. Why he would want to document his own downfall is a mystery to me. "Tommy got a little too big for his britches. I had to tell him a couple of times."
August 4, 2006
Reservoir Dogs 15th anniversary edition DVD...
Lionsgate Home Entertainment has sent us full details for their upcoming Reservoir Dogs: 15th Anniversary Edition. Due on October 24th, the two-disc set will include a newly remastered anamorphic widescreen transfer (thank goodness, 'cause the last one sucked), Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and DTS-ES 6.1 tracks.
Bonus materials will include select scene audio commentary, deleted scenes, a "Pulp Factoids Viewer" featuring insider info about the film and sources of inspiration, a "Playing It Fast and Loose" documentary studying the impact and ripple effect of the film, "Profiling the Reservoir Dogs" (a perspective of the criminal minds of the film's characters) and "Tipping Guide" (proper tipping etiquette Reservoir Dogs style) featurettes, K Billy's Sounds of the 70s and vintage interviews with Quentin Tarantino and others. The packaging comes in a limited edition matchbook case with a photo gallery, along with an outer metal case in the shape of a gasoline can. Retail is $19.98.
(thanks to myheromrchapel for the info!)
Michael slams Brad Pitt..
RESERVOIR DOGS tough guy MICHAEL MADSEN has attacked his one-time co-star BRAD PITT for not standing up for him and helping him land a leading role in his new movie. Tough guy Madsen was offered the chance to play Pitt's movie brother in new western THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, but the actor refused to audition for the role. Madsen felt sure that Pitt, who teamed up with him in THELMA & LOUISE, would vouch for his acting skills and attitude - but the FRANK JAMES role was offered to SAM SHEPARD. Upset Madsen says, "You would think Brad would speak up for me. He obviously didn't do that - all because I said I didn't want to read for this movie... I'm terrible at auditions." The KILL BILL star adds, "They gave the role to Sam Shepard who's twice my age and nowhere near the age of the real Frank James... It's just typical of the way things go for me."
"When you're shaking hands and signing autographs at a premiere, you can actually feel people physically trembling when you're near them."
-KILL BILL star MICHAEL MADSEN on his intimidating presence.