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Original Sci-Fi Movie Captive State Casts John Goodman

1 December 2016 9:37 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Often held up as one of the most dependable supporting actors in the business, John Goodman is poised to cap off another stellar year in cinema with the release of Peter Berg’s Boston marathon drama, Patriots Day, in a few weeks’ time. Of course, for many, it is the actor’s colossal, downright terrifying performance in 10 Cloverfield Lane that will be fondly remembered for years to come.

Looking further afield, Goodman’s upcoming 2017 slate is no slouch either, what with roles across Kong: Skull Island, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Coldest City and Valerian, Luc Besson’s lavish sci-fi in which the actor will play the part of an extra-terrestrial via motion capture. If nothing else, it certainly won’t be the actor’s last foray into the genre, now that Variety brings word that John Goodman has signed on for Captive State.

Headed up by The Gambler‘s Rupert Wyatt, »

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John Goodman to Star in Rupert Wyatt’s Sci-Fi Film ‘Captive State’ (Exclusive)

30 November 2016 4:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Goodman will star in Rupert Wyatt’s next film, “Captive State,” sources tell Variety.

Wyatt, whose past credits include “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Gambler”, will direct from a script he co-wrote with his wife, Erica Beeney. David Crockett will produce along with Wyatt. Participant Media recently won a heated bidding war for the spec, beating out a handful of suitors, including FilmNation Entertainment.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film will have a sci-fi angle. It is also unknown what role Goodman would be playing in the film.

Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media will executive produce. The movie will be released through Participant’s output deal with Amblin Partners, with Focus Features releasing domestically and eOne launching it in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and the Benelux countries.

Goodman most recently starred in Dan Trachtenberg’s »

- Justin Kroll

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Catch-up and download: From The Passenger to A Stab In The Dark

26 November 2016 1:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

All 4’s latest offering of Gallic crime thriller provides a gripping six-part whodunnit, while UKTV’s Podcast follows a discuss on female crime-fighters

The Passenger

The latest Euro drama from All 4’s munificent foreign-language curator Walter Presents is a Gallic crime series not set in built-up Paris or Marseille but among the sprawling, verdant vineyards of Bordeaux. In this unlikely locale, a serial killer recreates images from classical mythology – first up, severing a man’s head and replacing it with that of a bull to create a grim approximation of a minotaur. A gripping, six-part whodunnit with impressive producer and writer credits in the form of Luc Besson and crime writer Jean-Christophe Grangé respectively.

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- Phil Harrison and Hannah J Davies

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Exclusive Interview: Actor and director Adi Spektor on A Miracle of Hanukkah

23 November 2016 9:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In an exclusive interview, Flickering Myth sat down with actor/director Adi Spektor to talk about his latest award-winning film A Miracle of Hanukkah…

You have been an actor for many years now, was it always your dream to be an actor? How did acting come about for you?

I don’t know if I always knew. I always had a curiosity about being an actor, so I wanted to try it to see if I liked it. It wasn’t a simple task for me though. I grew up in communistic Poland, in a small town called Legnica.

In my hometown, there wasn’t an acting school and my parents’ dream for me was to become a doctor. I did have some artistic outlet to express myself, since my parents enrolled me into a music school, which I attended for 10 years studying the cello, piano and the theory of music. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Jessica Chastain Reveals How She Lobbies for Powerful Women — Including Herself — As ‘Miss Sloane’

23 November 2016 12:30 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

There’s an embarrassment of riches in the Best Actress Oscar race this year and that’s often because women are doing it for themselves. It’s basic math: since studios have a rotten track record for delivering juicy parts, smart actresses take a more active role in pursuing them. Their agents know they are willing to go independent in order to expand their range, if not their paychecks.

Jessica Chastain has been crazy in demand ever since 2011, when she was featured in six radically different movies. She starred in Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” opposite Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, played Brad Pitt’s ethereal wife in Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life,” and scored a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination as a ditzy Southern belle in “The Help.”

Clearly, this is a woman who won’t be put in a box.

One of the Juilliard grad’s first roles was in John Madden’s “The Debt, »

- Anne Thompson

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Jessica Chastain Reveals How She Lobbies for Powerful Women — Including Herself — As ‘Miss Sloane’

23 November 2016 12:30 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s an embarrassment of riches in the Best Actress Oscar race this year and that’s often because women are doing it for themselves. It’s basic math: since studios have a rotten track record for delivering juicy parts, smart actresses take a more active role in pursuing them. Their agents know they are willing to go independent in order to expand their range, if not their paychecks.

Jessica Chastain has been crazy in demand ever since 2011, when she was featured in six radically different movies. She starred in Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” opposite Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, played Brad Pitt’s ethereal wife in Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life,” and scored a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination as a ditzy Southern belle in “The Help.”

Clearly, this is a woman who won’t be put in a box.

One of the Juilliard grad’s first roles was in John Madden’s “The Debt, »

- Anne Thompson

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China Box Office: ‘Bovary’ Defies Controversy for $29.5 Million Weekend

20 November 2016 8:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

I am not Madame Bovary,” director Feng Xiaogang’s satirical drama about China’s justice system, dominated the Chinese box office in its opening weekend. It managed that despite – or because – of a controversy over access to screens.

The film, which has done the round of international festivals and is experimental in format, scored $29.5 million in its opening three days, according to data from Ent Group. It toppled “Doctor Strange” which scored $11.0 million in its third week and now has a cumulative total of $102 million after 17 days.

On its Friday release day Feng used his social media accounts to blast Wanda Cinema Line for not programming the film in as many screens as he felt the film justified. That sparked a row which played out online. It underlined the rivalry and animosity between the Wanda group and Huayi Brothers Media, one of China’s largest film studios and a producer on the “Bovary. »

- Patrick Frater

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Trailer Premiere: Ahmed Sylla Climbs Mt Everest in the Name of Love in French Dramedy ‘L‘Ascension’

15 November 2016 7:04 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

French comedian/actor Ahmed Sylla stars in French filmmaker Ludovic Bernard’s feature directorial debut, “L‘Ascension” (“The Climb”), which premiered its first trailer today. Bernard is actually a veteran assistant director who’s worked on several Luc Besson produced or directed action films… Continue Reading → »

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[Media] - "Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets" First teaser trailer !

13 November 2016 6:48 AM, PST | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

Arriving a full two decades after his "The Fifth Element" and coming off the tremendous box office success of "Lucy" (the Scarlett Johansson-led actioner took in more than $460 million worldwide), director Luc Besson is prepping "Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets", a science fiction spectacle that has to be seen to be believed ! Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha's seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same »

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New Trailer Arrives For Luc Besson’s Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

12 November 2016 7:36 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo credit: Vikram Gounassegarin.© 2016 Valerian Sas Ð TF1 Films Production.

EuropaCorp has released a brand new teaser trailer for Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets. Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga.

Check out the teaser trailer below to get a glimpse into this imaginative and breathtaking universe. Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu. Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets will be in theaters on July 21, 2017.

The teaser trailer features an original master recording by The Beatles, marking the first time a Beatles master has been licensed for use in a movie trailer. Recorded by The Beatles in 1969, “Because” debuted on the Abbey Road album (1969) and “Because” (A Cappella Version), which appears in »

- Michelle McCue

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Cara Delevingne In "Valérian And The City Of A Thousand Planets"

12 November 2016 12:47 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new footage, plus images from director Luc Besson's $180 million budgeted feature "Valérian And The City Of A Thousand Planets", adapting the popular French comic book series:

"...'Valerian' (Dane DeHaan) and 'Laureline' (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe.

"Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner – blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. 

"But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.

"Under a directive from their 'Commander' (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the intergalactic city of 'Alpha,' an ever-expanding metropolis of thousands of different species. 

"Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time – uniting their talents, technology and resources.

"Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, »

- Michael Stevens

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‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ Trailer Released [Video]

11 November 2016 3:11 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

A trailer for Luc Besson‘s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, based off of the Valerian and Laureline French comics, was released on Thursday. Writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mezieres, have written and produced the series since in 1967. The film stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as Valerian and Laureline respectively. The trailer, featured below, shows […]

The post ‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ Trailer Released [Video] appeared first on uInterview. »

- Sean Fahey

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The Teaser for Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

11 November 2016 10:39 AM, PST | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is writer/director Luc Besson going back to his The Fifth Element sci-fi roots and this teaser trailer definitely looks intriguing. “Valerian and Laureline are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional […]

Read The Teaser for Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets on Filmonic.

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Rogue One: Loads Of New Footage In New Japanese Trailer

11 November 2016 7:30 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

While we were all playing Luc Besson's Valerian trailer on constant repeat yesterday a certain other science fiction film also slipped out a new trailer with a new spot for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story rolling out in Japan. There's loads of new footage in this one as it balances out back story, with a bit of Vader, battle sequences both large and small and footage of the Death Star being tested from the perspective of the target site, which I believe is the first time that's ever been put on screen. An interesting factor here - to me, at least - is that this new Japanese promo entirely plays up the serious, epic nature of the story and it's that element that is...

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First Look at Luc Besson's "Valerian".

10 November 2016 7:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Chris here. With the events of this week, some cheesy intergalactic journey doesn't sound too bad if it means we get to escape our planet for a little while. Here for a quick distraction is next year's scifi saga from Luc Besson Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets:

Some quick thoughts:

I can't quite decide if these visuals are exciting or ugly/boring. It's certainly energized, but still nothing we haven't seen before. Dane DeHaan is a strong young talent, but action movie material? Curious casting. But my goodness was he sultry in Kill Your Darlings, so maybe at best he won't be bland here. Speaking of casting, this romantic pairing is a bit icky considering they look like they could be siblings. This will come around the 20th anniversary of Besson's The Fifth Element. I'm not a fan, but Valerian might be a fun way to »

- Chris Feil

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Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Trailer, Minds Blown

10 November 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Space operas have had a tough go of it lately, finding it hard to gain acceptance of a movie-going public that wants escapism but not if it is too weird. Perhaps Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets can find a way to crack that nut.  Besson was the director of one of the greatest space operas in the late 90s, The Fifth Element, and here we are 20 twenty years later with what we can only call the spawn of that great movie, all grown up and ready to show the World what it's got. And wow, oh wow, does this trailer impress us with jaw dropping visuals and art design.  I have alway felt that I was in the minority...

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Watch: 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' Trailer Teases a Very Wild Ride

10 November 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Of all the potential blockbusters on the release calendar, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is arguably the most tantalizing. It's an adaptation of a French comic book series about time travel agents who visit the capital of a vast planetary system to determine whether it might prove to be a danger to Earth. What makes the movie so potentially exciting is that Luc Besson is directing. Besson is a prolific filmmaker who may be best known for his head-spinning work as a producer and/or writer of action movie series like the Taken, Taxi and Transporter franchises. As a director, he most recently hit it big worldwide with the trippy and very fun Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson. He's often played around with fantasy and sci-fi themes in his movies, most notably...

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Watch: 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' Teases a Very Wild Ride

10 November 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Of all the potential blockbusters on the release calendar, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is arguably the most tantalizing. It's an adaptation of a French comic book series about time travel agents who visit the capital of a vast planetary system to determine whether it might prove to be a danger to Earth. What makes the movie so potentially exciting is that Luc Besson is directing. Besson is a prolific filmmaker who may be best known for his head-spinning work as a producer and/or writer of action movie series like the Taken, Taxi and Transporter franchises. As a director, he most recently hit it big worldwide with the trippy and very fun Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson. He's often played around with fantasy and sci-fi themes in his movies, most notably...

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- Peter Martin

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First trailer for ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’

10 November 2016 1:15 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

EuropaCorp have today released a teaser trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – the latest film from writer/director Luc Besson, which stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, along with Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu.

Besson based his screenplay on the French science fiction comic series “Valerian and Laureline” created by artist Jean-Claude Mézières and writer Pierre Christin, which tells the story of Valerian and Laureline, special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe.

Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him. »

- Phil Wheat

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Luc Besson, Lexus Co-Pilot Design on ‘Valerian’ Spacecraft

10 November 2016 11:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp and Lexus have unveiled their design for the car of the future, the Skyjet, which marks the start of an ongoing partnership between the companies. The 28th-century vehicle made its debut Thursday in the teaser trailer for the French director’s sci-fi epic “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”

The look of the single-seat pursuit craft, which is seen in the trailer maneuvering through the intergalactic citadel of Alpha, was hatched after meetings between the movie’s creative team, Lexus’ chief engineer, Takeaki Kato, and the Lexus design team. They were able to “discuss incorporating believable, imaginative technologies and contemporary design cues into the final iteration of the Skyjet,” according to a statement.

The design incorporates an adapted interpretation of Lexus’ signature “spindle” grille, and a similar headlight design to that of the 2018 Lexus Lc coupe, “defined by an athletic and aerodynamic shape.”

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- Leo Barraclough

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