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Jodorowsky actor directorial debut to be presented at new co-production event; Reygadas curates for Filmfest Hamburg.
Argentinian actor Leandro Taub’s directorial debut The Dream of the Guest and Slovenian filmmaker Jan Cvitkovic’s new feature film Mercedes Fire Horse are among the projects to be presented at a new co-production event, the Matchbox Coproduction Lounge, during this year’s Oldenburg International Film Festival (Sept 14-18).
Taub, who was a lead actor in veteran Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Cannes competition film Endless Poetry this year, wrote the screenplay for the comedy drama which centres on how a family’s life changes dramatically when a special guest, claiming to be building a space ship, moves into their home to “confront them” with his strong belief in the possibility of the »
- email@example.com (Martin Blaney)
Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany enjoyed a fun-filled day on the beach in Formentera, Spain, with their 5-year-old daughter, Agnes, on Thursday. The couple seemed happy and relaxed as they spent time in the sand, and even though Jennifer looked to be nursing a finger injury (she was spotted with a splint on her right hand), it didn't deter her from hitting the ocean for a quick dip. The actress, who has been filming Granite Mountain with Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges, showed off her fit figure in a black Eres bikini, while Paul - who recently starred as Vision in Captain America: Civil War, went shirtless in a pair of swimming trunks. Jennifer and Paul met in 2001 while starring together in A Beautiful Mind and tied the knot two years later; we last saw them on the red carpet for a screening of Civil War with Paul's costar Robert Downey Jr. in May. »
- Brittney Stephens
Heralded as one of the greatest American novels of the last half-century, it was only a matter of time before Philip Roth’s “American Pastoral” made its way to the silver screen. And now that it finally has, the film looks like it offers some awards-worthy performances from its main trio of stars: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, and Dakota Fanning. Set against the backdrop of race relations and other social tensions in the 1960s, the novel-turned-feature film is the story of Seymour “Swede” Levov (McGregor) and his wife Dawn (Connelly), as they grapple with their teenage daughter Merry (Fanning) and her new political affiliations—affiliations that threaten to tear their seemingly perfect world and lives apart. Things come to a head when Fanning’s Merry detonates a bomb in protest of the Vietnam War and accidentally kills a bystander. Per the hints given in the first official trailer, the world »
The film will have its European premiere in competition at the September festival.
An adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel about an American family being torn apart by political and social upheaval in the 1960s, McGregor also stars alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning.
The Lincoln Lawyer scribe John Romano adapted Roth’s novel. Producers are Andre Lamal, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg of Lakeshore Entertainment. Oscar-winning Alexandre Desplat composed the film’s score.
Lakeshore are handling international sales. Lionsgate has Us rights and Entertainment One will distribute in Canada.
The film will play in competition in San Sebastian’s official selection, with further titles yet to be revealed. As previously announced, the European premiere of Oliver Stone’s Snowden will play out of competition.
McGregor attended »
Suicide Squad inspired Top 10 list: Villains We LoveSuicide Squad inspired Top 10 list: Villains We LoveScott Goodyer8/3/2016 9:42:00 Am
We here at Cineplex are very excited that Suicide Squad, the most buzzed about film of the summer is almost upon us!
This action-packed blockbuster is about a secret government agency that recruits imprisoned super villains to take on extremely dangerous missions in order to save the world, in return for clemency.
The massive and impressive cast includes: Will Smith (as Deadshot), Jared Leto (Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Adeale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Jai Courtney (Boomerang) and Viola Davis as Secret Agent Amanda Willer, who brings this motely crew together.
With so many fun villains in this movie, we decided to make our own fun list of movie villains we love! »
- Scott Goodyer
According to Deadline, Stults – best known for roles across Enlisted and, more recently The Odd Couples – has inked a deal to charge into the fiery mouth of madness as one of Lionsgate’s Hotshots, a group of seasoned firefighters who tragically lost their live three years ago during the Yarnell Hill wildfire.
Adapted for the big screen by Penned by Black Hawk Down scribe Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer, Granite Mountain has already enlisted the likes of Jennifer Connelly, Josh Brolin, Bleed for This star Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Hardy and James Badge Dale. But arguably the most notable talent can be found behind the lens – Joseph Kosinski.
Having made his break in Hollywood through cutting-edge science fiction (see Tron: Legacy and the Tom Cruise-fronted Oblivion), Kosinski is embarking on a marked creative shift with Granite Mountain and we couldn’t be more excited. »
- Michael Briers
Geoff Stults has joined the cast of Joseph Kosinski’s Granite Mountain, the true tale of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighter crew’s battle to douse the 2013 Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona, one of the deadliest in history. Nineteen of the crew’s 20 firefighters died when the wind changed and fire engulfed them from all sides. Jennifer Connelly, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Hardy and James Badge Dale star in the pic penned by Ken… »
Distributor has made four hires, including Mike Hewitt from Universal.
UK distributor Arrow Films has bolstered its head-office team with four hires.
Mike Hewitt has joined as brand marketing and business development manager. Having begun his career at distributor Revolver Entertainment, Hewitt worked on the acquisitions of titles including Iron Sky. Joining Universal in 2011, he oversaw the theatrical and home entertainment campaigns of films including Wild Bill, Spring Breakers and Kick-Ass 2.
Daniel Perry has taken up the position of digital strategy manager, having previously worked at ITV Studios and Disney, where he managing digital releases and marketing strategies for franchises including Toy Story and Thunderbirds.
Kevin Lambert will be the company’s head of catalogue production and acquisitions. He joins having spent the past 16 years as production manager for Eureka Entertainment, which owns Masters of Cinema, the publisher of classic re-releases on DVD and Blu-ray.
Finally, Darren Kerr has joined as finance and operations director. Kerr is »
We’ve been seeing lots of reboots lately, and it doesn’t look like Hollywood has any intention of slowing down.
It was announced today that a reboot of Rocketeer, the comic book-based film from the eighties, is in the works from Disney. The original film starred Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, and Alan Arkin, and follows a stunt pilot who discovers a rocket pack and ultimately uses it to fight bad guys.
Much of the plot is still under wraps and casting has yet to be announced, but we do know that there will be a black female lead, and it will follow her as she takes up where the old Rocketeer left off during the Cold War. It also has the slight title change of The Rocketeers. With Disney behind it, »
- Amanda Wood
Disney is developing a reboot of The Rocketeer, to be headlined by a young African-American woman. Based on the graphic novel by Dave Stevens, the 1991 film version starred Bill Campbell as Cliff Secord, a pilot who comes into possession of an experimental jet pack in 1938 Los Angeles. Directed by Joe Johnston, the adventure was spirited and wholesome, featuring Jennifer Connelly as an aspiring actress (changed from her job as a nude, Betty Page-ish model in the source material), Alan Arkin as Cliff's mechanic mentor, and Timothy Dalton as Neville Sinclair, a swashbuckling actor (like Errol Flynn) who turns out to be a Nazi spy. The movie was affectionately nostalgic, wonderfully propulsive, included a variety of splendid old-fashioned action, and sadly, proved to be...
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Here’s a blast from the past. Disney is looking to bring The Rocketeer back to the big screen in what’s being termed a sequel-reboot (whatever that means), this according to The Hollywood Reporter. The publication has equally interesting news — the next iteration of the 1991 movie will feature a black female as the main character. For those unfamiliar with the original flick, it starred Billy Campbell as a stunt pilot who unearths a jetpack which he uses to fly around and fight Nazis. The movie also featured Jennifer Connelly and Timothy Dalton. It was based on the graphic novel of the same name. The Rocketeer underperformed at the box office and received mixed reviews from critics. On a production budget of an unadjusted $35 million, the movie made just $46 million. The film, according to an interview with Rocketeer creator Dave Stevens, was initially supposed to be part of a trilogy, »
- David Eckstein
In what can only be described as welcome news, Disney has announced its plans to re-launch The Rocketeer with a sequel intended to reboot the property as franchise material – with a black woman as the central hero. The original film was released in 1991 to lacklustre response in theatres – but found a devoted audience later as it settled in to the home entertainment market. The new movie will be titled The Rocketeers.
The Rocketeer is a comic book character, created in 1982 by Dave Stevens, and was designed to be an homage to the heroes of the 1930s and 1940s. His real name is Cliff Secord, and he is a stunt pilot who stumbles upon a strange but functional jet pack. In the original movie, set in 1938 and directed by Joe Johnston, he uses the jet pack to fight Nazis as the Second World War commences. Secord is played by Billy Campbell, »
- Sarah Myles
Walt Disney Studios is continuing its reboot spree with the classic 1991 action adventure film “The Rocketeer.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is titled “The Rocketeers” and is in the early stages of development. It will be written by Max Winkler and Matt Spicer and is considered more of a sequel-reboot with a modern-day twist, toplined by a black female character.
The film will keep the story in a period setting and offer a fresh view on the characters. Set six years after the original “Rocketeer” and after Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African–American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.
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- Liz Calvario
Disney is launching a rebooted version of “The Rocketeer” with the project in early development with an African-American female pilot as the lead.
Tentatively titled “The Rocketeers,” the studio is calling it a “sequel reboot.”
Max Winkler and Matthew Spicer are writing. Brigham Taylor (“The Jungle Book”) is producing along with Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil of the Carolina Panthers. Griffin and Kalil are producing through their Mortal Media banner.
Tendo Nagenda and Chaz Salembier are overseeing for Disney.
The story is set six years after the original Rocketeer, Cliff Secord, vanished while fighting the Nazis. An unlikely new hero emerges – a young African–American female pilot – who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jetpack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.
The 1991 Touchstone-Disney film, based on a 1980s comic book, »
- Dave McNary
A new version of “The Rocketeer” is in the works at Walt Disney Studios, TheWrap has learned. In the very early development phase, filmmakers are seeking to cast a black female lead. The 1991 Touchstone-Disney film, based on a 1980s comic book, starred white actress Jennifer Connelly as the female lead. Also Read: 'Pete's Dragon' Review: Disney's High-Flying Remake Far Surpasses Original But in this new version, tentatively called “The Rocketeers,” the leading lady is no damsel in distress. Instead she takes over the mantel for Cliff Secord, who was last seen six years ago fighting Nazis. Billy Campbell played Cliff, »
- Meriah Doty
Walt Disney Studios has begun development of "The Rocketeers," a semi-sequel and semi-reboot of Joe Johnson's 1991 action adventure film "The Rocketeer". Max Winkler and Matt Spicer will pen the script which will be headlined by a black female character.
Based on the popular 1980s indie comic by Dave Stevens and a homage to the serials of the 1930s and 1940s, Billy Campbell starred in the original as Cliff Secord - a stunt pilot who discovers a rocket pack and becomes embroiled with mobsters and Nazis, as well as Howard Hughes and the FBI. Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin and Timothy Dalton also starred.
Brigham Taylor ("The Jungle Book"), Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil will produce the new take which keeps the story in a period setting. Set six years after the original Rocketeer Cliff Secord has vanished, an unlikely new hero emerges - a young African–American female pilot, who »
- Garth Franklin
A Rocketeer sequel/ reboot is on the way from Disney – will be titled The Rocketeers.
More on The Rocketeer sequel news below.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, who normally get it right being a trade paper and all, are reporting that The Rocketeer is getting a sequel! Or maybe a reboot – we can’t actually tell.
The trade says: “The new take keeps the story in a period setting and offers a fresh view on the characters. Set six years after the original Rocketeer and after Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African–American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jetpack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.”
The original movie, released all of the way back in 1991, starred Billy Campbell, »
- Paul Heath
Tiff 2016: Our top 10 most anticipated films from today's first announcementTIFF 2016: Our top 10 most anticipated films from today's first announcementAdriana Floridia7/26/2016 11:04:00 Am
It's our favourite time of year!
If you live in Toronto, you know that the Toronto International Film Festival makes for the most exciting time to be in the city. Celebrities wander the streets alongside us normal folk, red carpet premieres are happening everywhere, and some of the best new films see their first light of day to eager audiences who've waited for hours in line for a good seat. Yes, festival season is nearly upon us, and we could not be more excited.
This morning Cameron Bailey, the artistic director, and Piers Handling, the CEO, of Tiff, made the first announcement as to what films will be playing this year's edition of the festival, which we'll further refer to as #TIFF16. It was a giant announcement, »
- Adriana Floridia
Actor Jake Picking has joined the cast of Josh Brolin‘s Arizona wildfire drama “Granite Mountain,” TheWrap has learned exclusively. Picking will portray one of the heroic crew to battle a lethal 2103 wildfire in Prescott, Arizona. The film is currently in production in New Mexico. “Granite Mountain,” originally titled “No Exit,” also stars Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch, Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Connelly. Also Read: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller in Talks to Star in True Firefighter Tale 'No Exit' The film was written by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer. Joseph Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy,” “Oblivion”) is directing, with Black »
- Matt Donnelly
Like all the best fairy tales, Jim Henson’s 1986 film Labyrinth is a much more grown-up effort than its fantasy trappings let on. Sure, it’s directed by the man who introduced both The Muppets and Sesame Street to the world, but don’t be fooled by all of the puppets and cute creatures and catchy songs: this is a film geared at children but actually about the end of childhood. Bittersweet, that.
On its face, Labyrinth offers a traditional take on the hero’s journey codified by Joseph Campbell: Jennifer Connelly’s sixteen-year-old Sarah wishes her baby brother would be taken away by Goblin King Jareth (the late, great David Bowie) and, when he is, must travel to a fantasy realm to rescue him. On a deeper and darker level, however, the screenplay by Monty Python’s own Terry Jones is the story of a young woman maturing into an adult, »
- Patrick Bromley
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