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Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
Las Vegas - It's not an understatement to suggest that since they last presented their wares to the world's theater owners Sony Pictures has had a pretty dramatic 12 months . December's North Korean hacking scandal made the release of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's "The Interview" a global news story where the studio and exhibitors blamed each other for not screening the film in mainstream theaters. And, frankly, when Potus gets involved there better be a lot of water under that bridge to put all that behind you. Five months later Sony has a new Chairman (Tom Rothman) and, luckily, much better films to help heal some delicate wounds. The studio didn't have the star power to rival previous presenters Paramount and Warner Bros, but they did bring a lot of new footage and also made some news. First, let's get to the news. Sony revealed that a new "Jump »
- Gregory Ellwood
Following its Us premiere last weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival, the romantic comedy Man Up has been picked up by Saban Films, who will distribute the film in North America.
Directed by Ben Palmer, (The Inbetweeners Movie), the film stars Bell as Nancy, a single woman who is mistaken for Jack’s (Pegg) blind date under the clock at Waterloo Station, but decides to take fate into her hands and just go with it. Olivia Williams (Sabotage), Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) co-star.
Saban Films launched last year and picked up Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman from EuropaCorp. They have since picked up the U.S. rights to such films as How To Make Love Like An Englishman starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba; The Forger starring John Travolta and The Trust starring Nicolas Cage.
Man Up debuts in the UK on May 29th. »
- Scott J. Davis
The upcoming biographical comedy, Army of One, doesn't just echo a military recruitment motto, it plans to send Nicolas freaking Cage to a war-torn Middle East. Now, it looks like an impressive cast of comedic talent will join the man of maniacal mirth as he heads on an off-the-wall adventure to find the Osama Bin Laden. Deadline recently reported that Nicolas Cage.s Bin Laden bonanza, Army of One, received an impressive influx of cast members, headed by names like Russell Brand and Rainn Wilson. Notable talents like Denis O.Hare, Ken Marino, and Paul Scheer are also set to join the war romp. It.s shaping up to be a great cast, especially with the previously announced addition of Wendi McLendon-Covey from Bridesmaids and TV.s The Goldbergs. At the moment, no details have been revealed about any of their characters. Yes, as far as movies about Bin Laden, »
A favorite subject amongst film nerds is the movies that could have been made but never did. We have had Lost of La Mancha chronicling Terry Gilliam's attempt to make Don Quixote. Just last year, we had Jodorowsky's Dune, about the failed making of Dune by Alejandro Jodorowsky. The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happenedc takes a look at the could-have-been Superman movie from Tim Burton and starring Nicolas Cage, and there's a new trailer for the latter that you can watch below. I don't mind a little bit of "what ifc" dreaming. I do it all the time. What if this filmmaker had made this movie instead of the one that did sort of thing. The thing I do have an issue is when everybody just automatically assumes the movie that could have been made would have been amazing. Quite frankly, everyone talking about Jodorowsky's vision of »
- Mike Shutt
It’s no secret that Nicolas Cage is a big Superman fan —he named one of his sons Kal-El, Clark Kent's Kryptonian name. Way back in 1998, Cage was all set to star in a Superman re-launch moive directed by none other than Tim Burton. Not only that, but “Superman Lives” was to be an adaptation of the early '90s comic book arc “The Death of Superman.” Jon Schnepp’s new documentary “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?” explores this film that never was, and there’s a brand new trailer below. In the doc, Schnepp interviews Burton, costume designer Colleen Atwood, Kevin Smith (who wrote the first draft of the script), production designer Rick Heinrichs, Wesley Strick (who wrote later drafts), and many others involved in pre-production on the failed flick. Cage apparently only appears in the documentary in archival footage. According to the film's producer Jon Peters, »
- Zach Hollwedel
Saban launched a year ago and released The Homesman last November. The maiden slate includes How To Make Love Like An Englishman starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba; The Forger starring John Travolta; American Heist with Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody and Jordana Brewster; Tracers starring Taylor Lautner; and The Trust with Nicolas Cage. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Ahead of its premiere next week, a first poster and new trailer have arrived online for The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, the documentary from filmmaker Jon Schnepp, which delves into the ultimately aborted 90s Superman reboot from Tim Burton, which would have starred Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel.
The Death of Superman: Lives: What Happened? is set to premiere on April 30th at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, and will receive a limited theatrical release from May 1st.
- Gary Collinson
“Man Up” is co-produced by StudioCanal, Big Talk Pictures’ Nira Park, James Biddle, and Rachael Prior, and co-financed by BBC Films. Executive producers include Matthew Justice, Pegg, Dan Cheesbrough, Jenny Borgars, Danny Perkins, Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer.
Rory Kinnear and Olivia Williams co-star. The film is directed by Ben Palmer from a script by Tess Morris, in which Pegg’s character mistakes a woman (Bell) for his blind date — and she decides to take fate into her own hands and go with it.
- Dave McNary
Back at Comic Con last summer, a new trailer for director Jon Schnepp's documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? debuted, but we haven't heard anything about this exploration of Tim Burton's scrapped Superman Lives movie since then. Today, Schnepp released the final trailer on his YouTube page, which also reveals that the documentary will be released in limited theaters on May 1, before being released internationally on streaming platforms, VOD, Blu-ray and DVD on June 9. The trailer features plenty of new footage, with Tim Burton himself discussing the "painful memories" about the project.
The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? delves into one of Hollywood's most enthralling 'what could have been' stories. In 1996, Warner Brothers engaged Kevin Smith to write the screenplay (Superman Lives). Director Tim Burton assembled an elite group of artists to work on Superman Lives, including Nicolas Cage as Superman. Warner Brothers scrapped the »
The greatest movies never made is up for debate. Depending on your cinematic oeuvre, you might be more inclined to champion Vincent Ward’s ‘wooden planet’ concept for Alien 3. Or Joss Whedon’s Wonder Woman. For some fans, there’s only one unmade movie to contest. A movie that over the years has accrued such mystery and intrigue that the story of its unmaking has now been turned into a documentary: The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?
In case the spoiler-ridden title didn’t clue you in, the Jon Schnepp-directed piece revolves around Tim Burton’s Superman Lives reboot that never saw the light of day. Burton cast Nicolas Cage as the former resident of Krypton and completely rewrote the lore of the iconic character. The somewhat iconoclastic approach to Superman was considered a major departure from Burton’s earlier work on WB’s Batman movies, and »
- Gem Seddon
It’s back! Can you believe it’s been almost a whole year since we last left the Westeros realm? During that time the hype hasn’t died down any and we’ve all been clambering at the bit, excitedly waiting for Game of Thrones to return. Happily our not so patient waiting is finally over as season five has finally landed.
One of the best things about the show is of course the audience participation, we love to talk about Game of Thrones. Thn will be here every week post evening UK transmission to chat about all the inevitable twists, turns and tragic deaths in our Blog of Thrones.
Be warned, only read on if you have seen the second episode of season five The House of Black and White as this article contains spoilers.
Writers: David Benioff, D. B Wiess
Directors: Michael Slovis
- Kat Smith
The “What If’s” of Hollywood are endlessly fascinating to consider, especially when they concern massive, radical projects that never made it to production. The very definition of such a film was Superman Lives, a proposed Superman reboot to be directed by Tim Burton with Nicolas Cage in the starring role. The film was to be a fairly different take on the Superman from the comics, and was all the more interesting given that it was coming from the same filmmaker who ushered Batman into the modern era just a few years prior. If you never tire of hearing about this scrapped project, then the independent documentary The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? is of interest to you. Today, a new trailer for the film was unveiled, teasing interviews with the various Superman Lives screenwriters (including Kevin Smith and Dan Gilroy), costume designer Colleen Atwood, and even Burton himself. »
- Adam Chitwood
Tim Burton’s difficult attempt to make his version of a Superman movie is one of the most fascinating near-misses in cinema history. A lot has been said about it, but no-one has ever truly managed to round up all the key players to really tell the story of what happened to Superman Lives. Now filmmaker cappears to have done that with The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?, which has a trailer out in the world. Funded by Kickstarter, the documentary features Schnepp talking to the likes of Burton, producer Jon Peters, writers Dan Gilroy, Wesley Strick and Kevin Smith and others who would have contributed to bringing Burton’s vision to life, including regular collaborators in costume designer Colleen Atwood and production designer Rick Heinrichs. All talk wistfully of what could have been, even if the idea of Nicolas Cage playing the Man of Steel seems like a strange one now. »
If you’ve ever wondered what could have been had Warner Bros. followed through on a Superman movie directed by Tim Burton and starring Nicolas Cage, then you’ll want to watch “The Death of ‘Superman Lives': What Happened?” when the documentary gets its limited release on May 1. A new trailer for the film directed by Jon Schnepp (“Metalocalypse”) teases interviews with Burton, himself, as well as screenwriter Dan Gilroy (“Nightcrawler”). “Tim is really — I gotta be honest — one of the only people who could really do it justice, because he understands it. He’s lived it,” Gilroy says. “Man, »
- Greg Gilman
If you are a fan of films like Borat, The Dictator and Brüno, then chances are you are pretty excited for the latest directorial effort by Larry Charles — the Nicolas Cage-led comedy Army Of One. Now with the inclusion of some top-tier comedians, the project is looking even more promising.
The upcoming satire has just picked up a whole slew of hilarious comedians which, according to Deadline, includes the likes of Russell Brand, Rainn Wilson, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer and Denis O’Hare. The crew is set to join the already-announced Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) in the assassination comedy, which is now in production.
Army Of One was penned by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph and loosely based on a GQ article by Chris Heath. It’s inspired by the true story of Colorado handyman Gary Faulkner, who has no proper skills or prior military training, sees a vision that »
- William Fanelli
The project will mark Brand's first big screen project since 2012's Paradise.
Army of One has no release date at this time.
Long hair, don't care! Shailene Woodley was spotted on the set of the "Snowden" biopic in Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday ... though we barely recognized her with all that hair. The actress didn't look like herself, sporting long brown hair extensions for her role as Edward Snowden's girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. The young star was dressed down for the scene, rocking long denim shorts, a black T-shirt, minimal makeup and no shoes. The Oliver Stone directed biopic -- which will follow the life of Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked thousands of classified information to the press -- boasts a pretty impressive cast, too. Woodley stars alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Snowden), Nicolas Cage, Scott Eastwood, Zachary Quinto and Joely Richardson in the biographic thriller. While we think Woodley can rock any look, we've gotten used to her with slightly shorter tresses. What do you think about the 23-year-old's movie makeunder? Tell »
- tooFab Staff
Marwencol: Steve Carell will get to play with action figures again as Mark Hogancamp, the traumatically amnesic subject of Jeff Malmberg's 2010 documentary Marwencol, in a dramatic remake of that film. Malmberg is an executive producer on the new movie and Robert Zemeckis will direct it after finishing his other doc remake, The Walk, which revisits the story of Oscar winner Man on Wire. [The Wrap] Army of One: Larry Charles has assembled a comedic army of many for his next movie, which stars Nicolas Cage as a real-life American plumber who set out to assassinatie Osama bin Laden. He will be joined by Russell Brand, Rainn Wilson, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer, Denis O'Hare and Wendy McLendon-Covey. [Variety] Inside Out Clip: In honor of Inside Out being...
- Christopher Campbell
It's official, Dominic Cooper is set to star as Jesse Custer in AMC's pilot for their TV series adaptation of the acclaimed "Preacher" comics. Producer Seth Rogen confirmed the news a few hours ago in a tweet.
In the series, Cooper plays a conflicted preacher who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven, giving him the ability to make anyone do anything he says. He teams with his ex-girlfriend and an Irish vampire in an effort to find where God has gone.
The story centers on a man who recovers from an assault by building a miniature World War II-era village in his backyard. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
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