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Back in 1980, the cast of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” was gearing up for an old-fashioned press junket. Riding high on the popularity of “A New Hope,” audiences were clamoring for the second installment. As the only person who knew the big reveal hiding near the end of the story — the other actors were given a dummy script and saw Vader’s declaration only when they first watched the film — Hamill teased out the connection between Luke and Vader without giving anything away. A deft interviewee, Hamill turned a question about his then infant son Nathan into a chance to hint at the future of the Star Wars franchise, including a few nuggets about the original prequels. Twenty years earlier, in the third story, you see how Darth Vader came to power and fell from grace, and how the Obi-Wan character battled with Darth, and why he was forced to wear this mask. »
- Donna Dickens
Harrison Ford has been on the mend since March 5, when he crashed a small, vintage World War II airplane near Santa Monica. He was "battered but Ok" after the accident, according to son Ben Ford, and received treatment at a local hospital for undisclosed minor injuries. Before the end of the month, though, the 72-year-old Star Wars hunk was spotted driving around the Pacific Palisades and even reportedly popped in for a visit at Steven Spielberg's house! And just last week, Calista Flockhart's hubby was photographed for the first time out and about in L.A., once again behind the wheel of a Tesla and looking no worse for the wear! Phew! This hasn't been Ford's only scare in the past year, »
It ain't the Millennium Falcon, but hey ... it's baby steps for Harrison Ford, who was back at the stick -- of a Tesla last week. It's the first time photogs have spotted Ford out in public since he ditched a plane on a Santa Monica golf course back in March, heroically missing nearby homes. Ford was cruising around L.A. in the luxury electric vehicle with a friend. The 72-year-old looks to have healed well »
- TMZ Staff
Read More: Denis Villeneuve on Seeing 'Enemy' For the First Time at Tiff and Pushing Hugh Jackman to the Limit in 'Prisoners' Life is pretty swell for Canadian director Denis Villeneuve. In 2010, he earned worldwide recognition for scoring a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nomination for "Incendies." Five years later, he's at the Cannes Film Festival with "Sicario," his first film to play in the main competition, and about to start work on a new "Blade Runner" movie starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. Like his last two films "Prisoners" and "Enemy," "Sicario" is taut, tense and bleak. It centers on a young female FBI agent (Emily Blunt), who teams with the CIA to take down a Mexican cartel boss. Indiewire sat down with Villeneuve in Cannes to discuss the portrayal of violence in his work, re-teaming with his "Prisoners" and "Sicario" Dp Roger Deakins for the "Blade »
- Nigel M Smith
The making of threequels can be a thorny business, especially when it comes to the most beloved of franchises, but that hasn't held back the creation of some truly phenomenal third films.
With the recent arrival of the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in Sky Store, we're celebrating some of the best threequels out there:
The Harry Potter series gave us a unique chance to watch a group of young actors growing up over more than a decade from cute little kids to major stars with some serious blockbusters under their belts.
As with Jk Rowling's original novels, The Prisoner of Azkaban revealed the full potential of the series. It is darker and scarier, sure, but also richer and more complex with some great character moments from its young cast.
Director Alfonso Cuarón brings a touch of magic to »
This December, costume designer Michael Kaplan is set to add b to an impressive CV that includes the likes of Blade Runner, Se7en, Fight Club, Star Trek and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and during an in depth interview with Vanity Fair, the BAFTA Award winner has spoken about his work on December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“I went up to George Lucas’s archives—huge building—and just spent a day going through sketches and looking just to get the tone of the movie, you know, in my guts and veins so that when I went to London I felt equipped and inspired, which I certainly did,” states Kaplan when asked how he went about updating the look of the Original Trilogy costumes. “The old stormtroopers uniforms would not be usable. Audiences of today have become so sophisticated that a lot of things you could get away with in the past, »
- Gary Collinson
Denis Villeneuve to direct sci-fi sequel.
Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow (May 22) reteams with Villeneuve.
Deakins received his latest Oscar nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. He was previously nominated for Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo, The Man Who Wasn’t There, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men and True Grit; Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption; Martin Scorsese’s Kundun; Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; Stephen Daldry’s The Reader, which he shared with Chris Menges; and, more recently, Prisoners and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall.
Film is scheduled »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Castle season 7 bows out on a sentimental note, and lacking in suspense. But here's hoping that season 8 will be an improvement...
This review contains spoilers.
7.23 Hollander's Woods
One of the things about trailers and previews (and other glimpses of television and film stories to come) is that they are rife with misdirection—and rightly so. If you are too upfront with the audience about what’s going to happen in the movie you are promoting, then there’s really no reason to see it in the first place. Anyone who saw the trailer for 1999’s Double Jeopardy, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd, could have skipped pretty much the entire film, since there was little in the movie that wasn’t in, or loudly telegraphed by, the previews. Quarantine suffered from another but related problem. The most shocking scene from the trailer—the one where something grabs a terrified »
The 1982 original featured the classic line: “If only you could see what I’ve seen with your eyes.” That quote was never more apt, as Blade Runner 2 has hired cinematographer Roger Deakins to paint with light on the much-anticipated sequel.
Well-known for his diverse collaborations with directors such as the Coen Brothers, Deakins’ trip to a futuristic Los Angeles reunites him with helmer Denis Villeneuve. They previously joined forces on Prisoners and Sicario. The tale will take audiences back to the genre-defining urban setting of Ridley Scott’s oft-re-released masterpiece, and a world of dirty detectives and runaway replicants. Ryan Gosling is reportedly to star, alongside grizzled robot catcher par excellence Harrison Ford.
Alcon Entertainment are producing Hampton Fancher and Michael Green’s script, derived from Philip K Dick’s Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? and a story co-created by Scott. Though the lack of his unmatchable eye behind »
- Steve Palace
Ridley Scott may be stepping away from the director's chair for the long-gestating Blade Runner 2, but another filmmaking legend will be getting behind the camera, at least. Cinematographer. Roger Deakins, the director of photography who has been nominated for a total of 12 Oscars - yet inexplicably has yet to be awarded one by the Academy - has been tapped to reteam with his Prisoners collaborator Denis Villeneuve, the latter of whom has taken on directorial duties for Blade Runner 2.
While Deakins was not part of the 1982 original cult classic that featured Scott loosely adapting Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into a hypnotically noirish mood piece, the cinematographer has a long career that includes many genre films. Most recently, he was the director of photography on Skyfall, but his career also includes such unforgettable work as No Country For Old Men, »
“Roger is an extraordinary talent and we are very excited that Denis and Roger have chosen to continue their collaboration in bringing the sequel to Blade Runner to the big screen,” state Alcon Entertainment co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Blade Runner 2 has been written by Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green (Green Lantern), with Ridley Scott producing. Harrison Ford is confirmed as reprising the role of Rick Deckard, while Ryan Gosling is reported to be in talks to co-star.
- Gary Collinson
While we know next to nothing about the plot for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, we do know that at the very least, it's going to look gorgeous, as renowned cinematographer Roger Deakins has joined the team. Come inside to learn more.
Blade Runner 2 is moving full steam ahead. Just a couple months ago it was announced Denis Villenueve had been hired on to direct the sequel, with Harrison Ford set to return, and it looks like they're starting to build up the rest of the necessary behind the scenes crew to get production moving. Announced at Cannes, Roger Deakins, the cinematographer behind Prisoners, Skyfall, Fargo, and Many others has been hired on as the Dop for the new movie. Deakins has worked with Villenueve on his last two movies, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
The original Blade Runner is still a visually striking movie, and »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
If you still have concerns about the Blade Runner sequel, you can now seemingly rest assured that it should look good. Because director Denis Villeneuve has hired regular collaborator (and even more regular Oscar nominee) Roger Deakins as his cinematographer for the film.The sequel is still in development, with Hampton Fancher and Michael Green at work on the script. While Ryan Gosling has reportedly been in talks to star in the movie, there is no confirmation of a deal or whether he even got to the negotiating stage. Plot details naturally remain scant, but we do know that Harrison Ford in aboard to reprise his iconic role as conflicted cop Rick Deckard.Deakins, who has now been nominated for 12 Oscars without a win, worked with Villeneuve on Prisoners and the director’s latest, Sicario, which has been premiering at Cannes. “Roger is an extraordinary talent and we are very »
This is when everyone should finally lose their sh*t. It has been officially announced that the new Blade Runner movie, being directed by Denis Villeneuve, will feature Roger Deakins as cinematographer. What?! Deakins?! Awesome, just awesome. Roger Deakins is one of the best cinematographers working today, only rivaled by the likes of Emmanuel Lubezki or Janusz Kaminski . He has been working with Denis Villeneuve on his last two films, shooting both Prisoners and Sicario (which just premiered at Cannes) for the Quebecois filmmaker. They'll move onto Blade Runner, even though it likely won't start shooting until 2016 sometime. No other details were revealed, and the press release doesn't even mention Gosling (yet). "Roger is an extraordinary talent and we are very excited that Denis and Roger have chosen to continue their collaboration in bringing the sequel to Blade Runner to the big screen," the producers said. Here's all we do »
- Alex Billington
The celebrated cinematographer will work with director Denis Villeneuve on the follow-up to the 1982 sci-fi movie.
In recognition of his achievements in film, Deakins is to be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) May 20, 2015
As if we weren’t already excited enough about Blade Runner 2, today brings word that cinematographer Roger Deakins has signed on to shoot the long-awaited sci-fi sequel, reteaming with director Denis Villeneuve after two extremely fruitful collaborations on Prisoners and Sicario.
The 12-time Oscar-nominated lenser is without a doubt the best in the business. Over the years, he’s teamed with everyone from Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) to Stephen Daldry (The Reader). A frequent collaborator of the Coen Brothers and Sam Mendes, Deakins has excelled in every genre he’s ever attempted, never failing to create atmospheric, fully realized worlds for filmmakers to explore.
He’s certainly not best known for futuristic dystopias, having shot just two films – In Time and Nineteen Eighty-Four – that can be considered sci-fi, but it’s going to be absolutely thrilling to see how Deakins recreates the world of Blade Runner (previously lensed by »
- Isaac Feldberg
Deakins will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22. Deakins teamed with Villeneuve on Alcon’s “Prisoners” and “Sicario,” starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro, which is in competition at Cannes.
Deakins received his latest Academy Award nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken.” He was previously nominated for “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “No Country for Old Men,” “True Grit,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Kundun,” “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “The Reader,” “Prisoners” and “Skyfall.”
- Dave McNary
Good news, everyone! When it was announced that Denis Villeneuve would be directing Blade Runner 2, my first thought was, “Hey that’s pretty cool!" And my second thought was, “Wait, does this mean Roger Deakins is going to shoot a Blade Runner movie?!” Indeed. Alcon Entertainment announced today that the 12-time Oscar nominated cinematographer will be reuniting with Villeneuve on the project, marking their third collaboration after Prisoners and the upcoming Sicario. Deakins is quite possibly the best director of photography who’s ever lived, so the prospect of him capturing the world of Blade Runner is beyond enticing. A frequent collaborator of the Coen Brothers, Deakins has shined in a variety of genres from Western (True Grit) to comedy (The Big Lebowski) to James Bond (Skyfall). While he did shoot 2011’s In Time and 1984’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, we haven’t seen much from Deakins in the realm of sci-fi, »
- Adam Chitwood
Roger Deakins' work on Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners" was so good that we dedicated an entire piece to what turned out to be our favorite single shot in 2013. The duo have reteamed on the director's latest procedural "Sicario" (review here), but we've had our fingers crossed they would jump into sci-fi together. And hell yes, it's happening. Deakins has been hired to shoot the untitled "Blade Runner" sequel to be helmed by Villeneuve and to star Harrison Ford and reportedly Ryan Gosling. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have penned the story that takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Shooting kicks off in summer 2016 and now I'm getting pretty excited. Full press release below. ---------- Los Angeles, CA, May, 20, 2015 – Twelve-time Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will join director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) on Alcon »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The development of Blade Runner 2 has been a roller coaster. First, we had Ridley Scott back as director and then we didn't. Then we got Harrison Ford back but only in a minor capacity. Then, Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve came on board and rumors that Ryan Gosling may take the lead. But, despite all of these, I am still optimistic that the movie will be good. With this latest news, I am more certain than ever. Deadline has just learned that Denis Villeneuve will reunite with »
- Alex Maidy
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