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IFC Films is taking U.S. rights to Manglehorn, the Al Pacino starrer helmed by David Gordon Green that premiered last month in Venice and Toronto. Pacino stars along with Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, and Chris Messina in the drama about a reclusive small town locksmith (Pacino) torn between mourning the love of his life and moving on via a new cautious friendship with a local woman.
Manglehorn was one of the hot titles left unbought at the close of Tiff, where CAA was repping sales. The Worldview Entertainment and Dreambridge Films production is produced by Green, Lisa Muskat, and Derrick Tseng and executive produced by Melissa Coolidge, Brad Coolidge, Todd J. Labarowski, Danny McBride and Jody Hill.
Green, who’s known to veer between character-driven dramas (All The Real Girls, George Washington) and lower-brow comedies (Pineapple Express, Your Highness, The Sitter), most recently directed the indie dramedy Prince Avalanche »
- Jen Yamato
It is seldom that the director, actors, and executive producer of a film beg the public to refuse to go see their movie. But in the case of Dying of the Light, this is neither a publicity stunt nor a weird request: Paul Schrader, Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin, and Nicolas Winding Refn have an apparently good reason for wishing audiences to boycott their latest film.
According to a recent Facebook post by Dying of the Light helmer Paul Schrader, the film was “taken away from me, edited, scored, and mixed” without the director’s input. This has resulted in Schrader, Cage, Yelchin, and Winding Refn deciding to make their annoyance known, down to wearing “non-disparagement” t-shirts that indicate they’re not allowed to say anything against the film.
The producer, Gary Hirsch, has claimed that the film was taken away from Schrader after he refused to make what were considered »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Manuel here bringing you what’s surely the weirdest buzz surrounding an upcoming project you didn’t know existed.
Paul Schrader’s (or rather, not-Schrader’s) new film Dying of the Light, set to open this December, is currently embroiled in one of the oddest bits of director/producer spats we’ve seen in a while. While the pic got a new trailer this week, Schrader, along with co-stars Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin (as well as exec producer Nicolas Winding Refn) has begun a tacit non-disparaging disparaging campaign against the film itself. In Schrader’s own words:
We lost the battle. Dying of the Light, a film I wrote and directed, was taken away from me, redited, scored and mixed without my imput. Yesterday Grindstone (a division of Lionsgate) released the poster and the trailer. They are available on line. Here we are, Nick Cage, Anton Yelchin, Nic Refn and myself, »
- Manuel Betancourt
Nicolas Cage has been, on average, in three movies a year over the last decade, espionage thriller Dying of the Light is just one of them and I bet you already know exactly what it’s going to be about. If you answered “veteran CIA agent suffering of dementia is forced to retire”, then you must […]
Paul Schrader, the Taxi Driver screenwriter and director of last year's Lindsey Lohan un-comeback The Canyons, has lost his battle to release his version of Dying of the Light. A trailer for the action thriller—which stars Nicolas Cage as a CIA veteran who's diagnosed with dementia but remains determined to hunt down the terrorist he thought he'd killed years ago—debuted on Wednesday, and it's officially slated for release on Dec. 5. The trailer proudly advertises itself as a Paul Schrader film, but he claims that the producers took the film away from him during the editing process. Despite being »
- Jeff Labrecque
I would like to see Nicolas Cage make a good movie again, and this may or may not be it. The poor guy has been on a downward spiral, making lots of really bad movies lately. We now have a trailer for an espionage thriller that he stars in called Dying of the Light. It was written and directed by Paul Schrader, who is the writer of classic films such as Raging Bull and Taxi Driver.
At first glance it seems as though he brought over some of that talent for this and made a great movie, but the main talent involved with the feature are currently protesting it, including the director. Here's a statement from the director, who also posted a poster with himself, Cage, Anton Yelchin, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn protesting the film. Here's a note from the director on why they are doing this:
We lost the battle. »
- Joey Paur
The first trailer for Paul Schrader's CIA thriller Dying of the Light starring Nicolas Cage just premiered this week, and it didn't look half bad. However, you might remember that when the first look photo from the film surfaced, there were rumblings that Schrader has been removed from the editing room because the movie he was trying to cut "was a completely different movie from the movie that was greenlit, the movie that was discussed and the movie that was shot." Now Schrader, along with Cage, co-star Anton Yelchin and executive producer Nicolas Winding Refn are quietly protesting the film as best they can. Read on! Due to contractual obligations, they can't bash the movie, so they're wearing these shirts instead: And this is what Paul Schrader posted on Facebook about the issue at hand: "We lost the battle. 'Dying of the Light,' a film I wrote and directed, »
- Ethan Anderton
Director Paul Schrader has led a protest against the release of his movie Dying of the Light.
Lionsgate has released a trailer for the film, which centres around a CIA operative (Cage) who fights to hunt down a master criminal while he battles a fatal brain condition.
Schrader posted a picture of himself, Cage, Yelchin and Winding Refn wearing T-shirts featuring a 'non-disparagement' clause from his contract.
"We lost the battle," he wrote on Facebook. "Dying of the Light, a film I wrote and directed, was taken away from me, redited, scored and mixed without my imput (sic).
"Yesterday Grindstone (a division of Lionsgate) released the poster and the trailer. They are available online.
"Here we are, Nick Cage, Anton Yelchin, »
We recently showed you the trailer for the troubled "Dying of the Light" thriller, starring Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin. The project is directed by Paul Schrader (The Canyons) and executive produced by Nicolas Winding Refn (director of "Drive" and "Only God Forgives"). Now comes word from Schrader that even though he wrote and directed the film, producers took it away from him by taking over the editing and scoring process. Refn has called this "artistic disrespect." Schrader, Refn, Cage and Yelchin are angry about what's going on, but are not legally allowed to say much, because they all signed a non-disparagement clause in their contracts. So to fight this, they have staged a silent protest by wearing shirts bearing the text of the contract. See photos below. "We lost the battle. 'Dying of the Light,' a film I wrote and directed, was taken away from me, re-edited, scored and mixed without my imput, »
Yesterday the first trailer was released for Paul Schrader's Dying Of The Light, and it actually looks like it might be a decent thriller. But the director isn't happy about losing control over the final cut, and stars Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin, and executive producer Nicolas Winding Refn have joined "Team Schrader" as well. Paul Schrader made a statement about the project yesterday on his Facebook, and also posted a picture showing he has support »
- Jesse Giroux
Paul Schrader isn’t going gently into that good night. The Taxi Driver scribe and veteran director has found a way to address losing control over his latest film, the Nicolas Cage thriller Dying of the Light, which he says has been taken away from him ahead of its December 5 debut just two months after Lionsgate Home Entertainment acquired the film.
“We lost the battle,” Schrader wrote on Facebook Thursday. “Dying of the Light, a film I wrote and directed, was taken away from me, redited, scored and mixed without my imput [sic]. Yesterday Grindstone (a division of Lionsgate) released the poster and the trailer. They are available on line.”
Schrader famously lost a similar battle in 2003 when Morgan Creek Pictures and WB hired Renny Harlin to re-direct his Exorcist prequel The Exorcist: Dominion. His cut of the film was eventually released after Harlin’s version bombed, to slightly better reviews. »
- Jen Yamato
Yesterday, Mike posted a trailer and poster for Paul Schrader's Dying of the Light, a thriller starring Nicolas Cage in a story about a veteran CIA agent (Cage) who embarks on an intercontinental mission to battle a dangerous terrorist. Along with the trailer and poster, he linked to a Variety story detailing the film's post-production troubles and a Facebook post by Schrader last month expressing his opinion (or lack thereof) about Lionsgate's latest cut of the film. Well, today comes news from Thompson on Hollywood (via The Playlist) that Cage, co-star Anton Yelchin, and executive producer Nicolas Winding Refn are standing in solidarity with Schrader, insisting nobody see the film when it is released December 5. According to a Facebook statement posted by Schrader earlier today, the film was taken away from him by the studio and re-edited, scored, and mixed without the director's input. In a picture included with Schrader's post (see bottom), Cage, »
- Jordan Benesh
Interesting story with this one. Paul Schrader, who wrote Taxi Driver (a classic) and recently conspired with Bret Easton Ellis to bring us The Canyons (by most counts not a classic) has a new movie coming out called Dying of the Light. Only he's not too thrilled about the way it turned out. Nor are his stars Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin. Nor is executive producer Nicolas Winding Refn (who was supposed to direct this a few years back with Harrison Ford in the lead role). Apparently Schrader was locked out of the editing room on the film and the movie that's being prepped for release is not his vision. Contractually he is forbidden to trash the movie given a non-disparagement clause in his contract, but he found a nifty way out of that and a way to get his message across. Hit the jump for the Dying of the »
- Evan Dickson
Yesterday we saw the trailer for Dying of the Light, the new film directed by Paul Schrader from his own script, with Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin starring as intelligence agents. But there’s some troubled backstory to the movie, and it isn’t really Schrader’s film now. He was locked out of the edit as the producers […]
- Russ Fischer
A poster and a trailer were released earlier this week for the thriller “Dying Of The Light,” and both state the picture is, “a film by Paul Schrader.” But in what may seem like an odd move on the surface, the director does not want you to see it. Nor does its star Nicolas Cage, co-star Anton Yelchin, or executive producer Nicolas Winding Refn. Why in god’s name would they do that? Well, you’ll recall last month it was reported that Schrader was battling his producers. They contend that he quit the film, while he asserts that he was locked out of the editing room and they made their own cut without his permission. After that brouhaha, most pundits expected some kind legal battle, which didn’t happen. Or it did and the creatives on the film lost. Schrader, his cast, and his executive producer, took to Facebook »
- Edward Davis
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Most people groan and roll their eyes when people talk about grammar and spelling but as I have to put up with the general mass bad grammar etc. that is Facebook and the internet en mass I expect better from pages such as yours. »
Today we have the official trailer for Nicolas Cage's troubled "Dying of the Light" thriller, co-starring Anton Yelchin, Alexander Karim, Irene Jacob, Adetomiwa Edun, Aymen Hamdouchi, Claudius Peters and Robert Slade. Check it out below. Plot: Evan Lake (Cage), a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protege (Yelchin) uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir (Karim), has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy. The new movie is written and directed by Paul Schrader, who recently directed Lindsay Lohan in "The Canyons." It will be released on VOD and in select theaters on December 5th. Trailer: »
Paul Schrader’s Dying Of The Light has gone through a whirlwind of interference. In fact, it’s starting to look like this could be another case of a troubled production overshadowing the actual film itself. After Nicolas Winding Refn downshifted from director to executive producer, Schrader set about creating a corking actioner with Nicolas Cage as a CIA agent suffering from dementia. During post-production, the film’s producers previewed an early version and decided it needed a re-edit; without Schrader’s consent. Now we’ve the chance to judge for ourselves if they did a decent job, with the film’s first trailer offering a glimpse at the remains of Schrader’s masterpiece.
Dying of the Light tells the story of Cage’s veteran agent, Evan Lake, who has been forced into retirement. None long after he welds his faux-fur slippers onto his feet and buys a new pipe, »
- Gem Seddon
In Dying of the Light Nicolas Cage plays an intelligence agent who wants to do something worth remembering. Based on the Dying of the Light trailer, Nic Cage may not achieve the same thing in this movie. We’ve followed the film’s strange history for a while: scripted by Paul Schrader, Dying of the Light was […]
The post ‘Dying of the Light’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage Wants to Do Something Worth Remembering appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Paul Schrader still is able to make movies. I do not understand how this can happen. Yes, I know he wrote Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Last Temptation of Christ, but unless he is working with Martin Scorsese, every other thing he has made has ranged from subpar to genuinely awful, much like his last film The Canyons. You know, the one with Lindsay Lohan and James Deen. The one I and six other people saw. Well, today we are "treated" to a trailer for his latest film Dying of the Light, starring the man who is willing to take on any role: Nicolas Cage. Now, I like Nic Cage. I think he is a legitimately good actor. He just has a knack for picking the worst material possible. He had a bit of luck with this year's Joe, David Gordon Green's movie that came and went, but »
- Mike Shutt
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