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‘Into the Storm’ Director Enlists in Navy Seal Thriller ‘The Lake’ (Exclusive)

11 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

EuropaCorp has hired “Into the Storm” director Steven Quale for its underwater action-thriller “The Lake.”

The upcoming project, written by EuropaCorp topper Luc Besson and “The Equalizer” screenwriter Richard Wenk, focuses on a group of Navy SEALs attempt to solve a long-forgotten mystery while uncovering an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia.

Quale, who directed WB’s $152 million-grosser “Into the Storm,” is no stranger to underwater projects. He co-directed “Aliens of the Deep” with James Cameron and also worked with him on “Titanic” and “The Abyss.”

EuropaCorp’s slate includes “The Transporter Legacy” and recent Toronto film Festival acquisition “Big Game.” It announced in February that it was forming the Red joint distribution venture for the U.S. with Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity.

Quale is represented by Resolution and Principato/Young.



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True Lies Rebooted in our latest podcast #186

29 September 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

We’ve got a pretty jam packed podcast for your listening pleasure this week. If you thought last week’s idea of our Ultimate Recast Reboot was insane, wait till you hear what we’ve done this week! James Cameron’s True Lies. Yup. We’ve gone there, and we’d pay money to see our reboot, as we’ve come up with a pretty damn fine cast. Besides that, copious amounts of swearing and loose hands we’ve also got all this… Listener Questions – We consume your questions in a meal of tangents and swearing! Tom’s Trivia Three – Like an overweight Yoda (still) , we teach you cool stuff about Iron Man, Titanic and Ghostbusters Reviews – What we did on our Holiday, Maps to the Stars, The Equalizer Shelf Life – Boondock Saints A critically acclaimed screen actor quotes lines from movies he hasn’t starred in – This week our »

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 10 years on: A ground-breaking blockbuster

27 September 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's 1994, and aspiring filmmaker Kerry Conran sits down with his Macintosh IIci to begin work on a short film that's a throwback to the buccaneering adventure serials of the '30s and '40s. In those post-Jurassic Park days, computer-generated visual effects technology was still in its infancy, but Conran, a former CalArts student, saw the potential to tell a story he'd dreamed about. After four years of painstaking work with blue screen and his already-obsolete Mac, he fashioned a black and white teaser trailer for The World of Tomorrow.

Alongside Conran for the entirety of the journey was his brother Kevin Conran, who served as production and costume designer on both the short and eventual feature film. Speaking to Digital Spy from his home in California, Kevin recalled the lightbulb moment when his brother first pitched him the idea.

"At the time I was working as a freelance »

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Jupiter Ascending — UK Trailer and New Poster

26 September 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Jupiter Ascending has great directors, a well known cast, and a large scope with lots of action. So why are very few people excited for this movie? Every post we've put out for Jupiter Ascending lands with a real thud, with hardly any clicks, comments, or shares.

The movie opens in February, which is where bad movies go to die. While very different, this feels like a repeat of John Carter to me, a movie full of cool ideas that alienates mainstream audiences — how did James Cameron turn Avatar into such a success?

Official Synopsis:

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in "Jupiter Ascending," an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix). Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold »

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James Cameron Talks Avatar Sequels

25 September 2014 1:56 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

During the Climate Summit in New York City, James Cameron spoke to NBC News about a show he’s exec producing “Years Of Living Dangerously”, and while it’s not a movie about the director and his passion of hanging out of helicopters with a camera (a cameraman didn’t want to do it on the set of True Lies, so Cameron grabbed the camera and went up instead) or diving to the deepest part of the ocean, it involves a bunch of celebs (inc Harrison Ford and Matt Damon) doing some investigative journalism into climate change. The director did speak about the Avatar sequels saying “First of all, you don’t want to deal with political issues in entertainment films. The Avatar films — and oceans will be an ongoing theme in all of the sequels, not just "Avatar 2"— are meant to create a sense of wonder and connection to the natural word. »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron & Gale Anne Hurd Reuniting for The Terminator 30th Anniversary Screening in Hollywood

24 September 2014 4:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The T-800 cyborg assassin is indeed coming back. Nearly 30 years after it premiered in theaters, The Terminator will return to the big screen in Hollywood with a few special guests along for the ride. This October, the Egyptian Theatre is hosting an anniversary screening of the film with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd in attendance to discuss the sci-fi classic after the end credits roll.

The 30th anniversary screening of The Terminator will take place on October 15th, with tickets priced at $25 apiece. To learn more, visit:

” “I’ll be back!”

The Terminator (1984)

Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, & Gale Anne Hurd In Person! 30th Anniversary!

Wednesday, October 15 – 7:30Pm Egyptian Theatre

Presented by the American Cinematheque, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Sked Tk

American Cinematheque Members have been given the exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets on Wednesday, September 24, before they »

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'Terminator' Screening Will Reunite Schwarzenegger and Cameron

24 September 2014 1:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The American Cinematheque, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Sked Tk celebrate the 30th anniversary of sci-fi thriller, The Terminator, with a special screening and panel discussion on October 15, 2014 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Arnold Schwarzenegger joins writer/director James Cameron and writer/producer Gale Anne Hurd for a conversation moderated by journalist Geoff Boucher.

In The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the most fierce and relentless killing machine ever to threaten the survival of mankind! An indestructible cyborg - a Terminator (Schwarzenegger) - is sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the woman whose unborn son will become humanity's only hope in a future war against machines. This legendary sci-fi thriller, fires an arsenal of action and heart-stopping suspense that never lets up!

Here's what writer-director James Cameron had to say in a statement.

"The Terminator was my first baby, and I'm pleased »

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The Terminator Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, and Gale Anne Hurd at the American Cinematheque

24 September 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

One of the benefits of living in Los Angeles, in exchange for the earthquakes and skyrocketing rent, is you get to see cool stuff more often than you would in most other cities.  Case in point?  This 30th Anniversary screening of The Terminator with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, and Gale Anne Hurd in attendance. The event will be held by the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on October 15th and will be moderated by Geoff Boucher. If you're a member of the Cinematheque you can get tickets Here today.  If you're not a member, you can buy them tomorrow.  They cost $25 but I'm sure it will be worth it to see this restoration on the screen and check out the Q&A.  Hit the jump for more on The Terminator 30th Anniversary screening. Here's the official press release: The American Cinematheque, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment »

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15 Terrible Mistakes That Almost Ruined Terminator For Everyone

24 September 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The Terminator franchise might not quite be a box office juggernaut on the level of, say, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s impossible to deny the iconic impact the series has had over the last 30 years, especially the first two movies directed by James Cameron. The latter two movies never managed to live up to the first two, but the series has always been a financial success, hence why a fifth movie, with the horrible title Terminator: Genisys, recently wrapped production and is due for release next year.

Though the series made Arnold Schwarzenegger a mega-star overnight and kick-started James Cameron’s extremely successful career, the franchise has had its share of ups and downs over the years, be it the painfully low budget of the original movie, or the unfortunate creative license the third and fourth movie took with what came before. As you might notice, »

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'A Most Violent Year' to Open AFI Fest

24 September 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

J. C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year will have its world premiere as the opening night film at AFI Fest on Nov. 6. The film stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain as a couple contending with the crime-ridden New York City of 1981. Also starring Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Elyes Gabel and Catalina Sandino Moreno, Year will be released by A24 on Dec. 31. "J.C. Chandor has put together a remarkable crime drama, which is also an immersive period piece and morality tale that resonates on an emotional level. Chandor is a talented director who takes

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- Gregg Kilday

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Jeremy Renner not clawing for a 'Hawkeye' movie, but kinda wants to be in 'Cap 3'

23 September 2014 6:09 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Oh, for those long-ago days when the season of Renner was first in bloom! In the span of one calendar year, two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner staged a franchise blitzkrieg, playing William “neo-Cruise” Brandt in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Aaron “neo-Damon” Cross in The Bourne Legacy. And the jewel in the crown: A role in The Avengers, the highest-grossing movie ever made by anyone besides James Cameron. And not just any role: Renner was playing an Avenger! What could be better!

Well, as Renner himself admits in a new interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, Hawkeye had a pretty »

- Darren Franich

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Ranking the Film's of David Fincher: From 'Alien 3' to 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

23 September 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I hadn't seen David Fincher's Gone Girl before creating this list. I felt I'd let his latest film simmer for a bit before attempting to figure out where exactly it fit within a filmography that now spans 22 years. I must also confess to being a David Fincher fanboy. It was Fincher's films before any other that got me to start looking at the way movies were made and who was making them rather than simply consuming one after the other. His leaning toward dark and brooding material is as much about his taste in the movies he makes and his approach to movie making. Even with films such as The Social Network, looking at the fellas behind the creation of Facebook, Fincher delivers a dark, moody and atmospheric piece of cinema. But let's not spoil the conversation of each film before getting to the list. What follows is »

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Watch: 'A Most Violent Year' Trailer Reveals One of the Worst Years in New York City's History

23 September 2014 11:46 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The first trailer for J. C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year—set during the winter of 1981, one of the most violent years on record in New York City -- has now arrived online, and it may be looking to join the Oscar race. Inside Llewyn DavisOscar Isaac stars opposite Jessica Chastain in what looks to be a moody, caustic picture. According to IMDb, the film is “centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on...

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Watch The Trailer For John Woo’s Epic Romance The Crossing

23 September 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

John Woo’s latest film The Crossing is already being billed as “the Chinese Titanic.” This is either an exciting prospect or a terrifying one, depending on how you feel about James Cameron’s hugely successful shipwreck epic. If the recent trailer is any indication, The Crossing is also lot more than a shipboard romance interrupted by a big iceberg.

The two-part film takes place in China during the 1949 revolution as three disparate couples flee the country on an ill-fated steamer bound for Taiwan. The trailer also features several battle sequences that demonstrate Woo’s love of slow-motion, along with a voiceover hoping for a safe return of some of our heroes. All in all, the trailer leaves impressions more than a sense of plot, as it’s difficult to follow who is connected to whom, and why each couple must get out of China. Based on the true story »

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Watch: 'A Most Violent Year' Trailer Reveals One of the Worst Years in New York City's History

22 September 2014 11:15 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

  We were a little disappointed when we found out that Javier Bardem dropped out of J. C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year—set during the winter of 1981, one of the most violent years on record in New York City. Bardem knows a thing or two about that kind of brutality (hello, No Country for Old Men). But after seeing the recently released trailer for the Margin Call director’s film, we’re feeling hopeful again. Inside Llewyn DavisOscar Isaac has since replaced Bardem, starring opposite Jessica Chastain in what looks to be a moody, caustic picture. According to IMDb, the film is “centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay and...

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5 Worrying Signs That Skynet Is Our Future

22 September 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With the impending (second or third, depending on your assessment of Rise of the Machines) reboot of the Terminator franchise, there’s a lot of speculation on what Terminator: Genisys will bring to James Cameron’s dystopian future scenario. But what about the real world?

Moore’s Law, named after Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, noted that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. Those of us who have grown up in the computer age have seen the wisdom of that observation, as we’ve gone from the giant computer rooms of the 1960s to the mighty chips that dominate our computers and electronic devices today. It’s staggering to think that the smartphone in your pocket has thousands more times computing power than what Nasa used to get astronauts to the moon in 1969.

So with the increases in processing technology and data collection, »

- Harry Thomas

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Entertainment Geekly: 'Super Smash Bros.' was the best and worst thing to happen to Nintendo

19 September 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Destiny is probably the most important videogame I am never going to play. Bungie’s new massively multiplayer space shooting adventure game resulted in the most successful franchise launch of all time, although every official number released by the videogame industry in the last few years has a “juke the stats” uncertainty. My colleagues wrote everything you need to know about Destiny; suffice it to say that, if you always hoped they would remake Halo with more decorative robo-ninja capes, then Destiny is the game for you, weirdo.

A few years ago, it felt like we were in the game industry’s Decadent Era, »

- Darren Franich

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Obscure comic book movies that nearly got the greenlight

19 September 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We have a look at some of the more obscure comic book movie ideas which nearly made it to the big screen…

We've recently been investigating the pile of nearly-made-its in the ever-growing world of cinematic comic book adaptations. You could be forgiven for thinking Hollywood will strap wads of cash to any old comic book writer who stumbles past their door, but so far we’ve written approximately 5,000 words that say otherwise.

First, we delved into DC’s chequered past and found heaps of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman projects that we’ll sadly never get to see (and some other projects we’re quite glad we’ll never have to sit through). We then did the same for Marvel, unearthing plans for a Paul McCartney Silver Surfer rock opera, James Cameron’s bizarre Spider-Man script ideas and an amazingly-cast Dazzler animation from the 1980s. 

Now, we turn our »

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‘Avatar’ Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Dismissed

18 September 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A judge ruled in favor of James CameronTwentieth Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment Thursday, finding that it could not be proven that they stole copyrighted ideas for the 2009 blockbuster “Avatar.” Also read: James Cameron Reveals ‘Avatar’ Sequel Script Plans During Reddit Ama United States District Judge Jesse M. Furman, Southern District of New York, dismissed the suit by artist Roger Dean, who alleged that Cameron had stolen ideas from several of his works. The pertinent opinion: The works are indisputably similar insofar as they present the natural world in a fantastical way by depicting airborne land masses. But Plaintiff »

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James Cameron Prevails Again in ‘Avatar’ Suit

17 September 2014 7:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Cameron has prevailed in another “Avatar” plagiarism lawsuit for the fifth time in less than two years.

U.S. District Court Judge Jesse Furman in New York tossed a copyright-infringement suit by artist William Roger Dean, who alleged Dean that the look of  the “Avatar” planet Pandora and its creatures were derived from his artwork.

Dean is best known for his art on album covers for the bands Yes and Asia.

In a ruling issued Wednesday, Furman said efforts to show similiarities were “misguided” and noted many of the “Avatar” images in the suit were not taken from the film itself but from books about the movie.

Dean had sued Cameron, 20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment seeking $50 million in damages. Furman found for the defendants.

“They contend that Plaintiff cannot show that a substantial similarity exists between ‘Avatar’ and the copyrightable elements of Plaintiff’s artworks,” he wrote. »

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