Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Karen Gillan Will Be Part Of The Circle
She's joining the tech thriller
Vincent Cassel Joins The New Bourne Film
He'll be a villain...
Josh Gad On To Play Roger Ebert
Joining Will Ferrell in Russ & Roger Go Beyond
Chloe Grace Moretz Battles Aliens In The First Promo For The 5th Wave
When ETs attack
Geostorm Flies To 2017
The Gerard Butler action thriller is on the move
First Trailer For Eddie Redmayne's The Danish Girl
Reuniting with Tom Hooper for the historic transgender drama
Risen Trailer Emerges Online
Joseph Fiennes' Roman crosses path with a mystery
Sam Neill Plays For Tommy's Honour
Starring in Jason Connery's golf biopic
Michael J. Fox Will Voice A Robotic Dog
In animated adventure A.R.C.H.I.E.
New Trailer For Macbeth Online
Is this Fassbender and Cotillard we see before us?
Pascal Chaumeil 1961-2015
French filmmaker dies aged 54
Full BFI London Film Festival Programme Unveiled
Ben Wheatley's High Rise to screen at Empire Gala
Attention! New Dad's Army Image Online
Walmington-On-Sea platoon form rank
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 August 2015
Peek Behind The Scenes Of Ash Vs. Evil Dead
'Shoot first. Think never.'
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009)
Empire Star Rating
My Name Is Bruce (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Changeling (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Sky High
Empire Star Rating
Bubba Ho-Tep
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Campbell's Burn Notice Movie Is Go!
Two-hour special for Sam Axe

01 December 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

This is TV-movie news, so don't get your hopes up about seeing it in the cinema. It's also slightly old news, since it was mentioned at Comic Con, but some further details and an official greenlight have now been forthcoming on the Burn Notice prequel film, centred around Bruce Campbell's ex-Navy SEAL Sam Axe.

The series itself is about Jeffrey Donovan's Michael Westen, a forcibly-retired secret agent scraping by in Miami as a private investigator. Campbell, for four years now, has been his sidekick: a Hawaiian-shirt-wearing, mojito-abusing lothario with a thing for older women, who's nevertheless handy for a spot of gunplay, martial arts, wiretapping, burglary, or whatever else this week's plot may require.

The as-yet-untitled movie, to be directed by Donovan, will fill in Axe's back-story, which we've heard about in the series but not yet seen. Specifically, it's about his last mission, taking down Colombian rebels. Jeff Wachtel, president of the USA channel's original programming, explained that, in San Diego this year, "We saw Bruce Campbell as the Bruce Springsteen of Comic Con. We saw the spectacular explosive fan reaction and realized that, in Bruce, we had not only a great actor but also a pop culture icon."

Foolish not to capitalise on that, of course. The bad news though, is that the Burn Notice movie will shoot during the hiatus between seasons four and five, putting it right in the way of Campbell having any time for his mooted My Name is Bruce sequel Bruce Vs. Frankenstein. And don't even talk to us about Bubba Nosferatu. This James Bond / Number Six stuff is all well and good, but we really want to see Bruce as Elvis again...


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Narnia Premiere Hits London
Her Maj, Aslan & co get glad rags on
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)