1-20 of 225 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
Citing an explosive digital marketplace and an expanding production pipeline, New Form Digital -- the indie studio backed by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Discovery Communications -- has announced three new hires within its executive ranks.
First, Jodi Flicker, a former marketing consultant for Warner Bros., has been named VP and head of marketing for New Form Digital, where she will oversee all brand and consumer marketing initiatives. Prior to her work with Warner Bros., Flicker served as VP of marketing and audience development at CBS Interactive.
Additionally, Jessica Kantor will oversee all legal initiatives as the company’s new general counsel. Kantor most recently served as vice president of business and legal affairs at Legendary, while the studio’s development slate included Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, and the upcoming Warcraft film.
Visit Tubefilter for more great stories. »
- Geoff Weiss
Production is underway for the film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series with co-stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey at the helm. Though the film won't see the light of day until 2017, King has recently revealed in a podcast with EW that the film will not be a straight adaptation of the book. He says that the film "starts sort of in media res, in the middle of the story instead of beginning, which may upset some of the fans a little bit," but he's also confident that they "will get behind it, because it is the story." Read More: 'The Dark Tower' Starts Filming In Cape Town; Stephen King Saga Stars Matthew McConaughey & Idris Elba "The Dark Tower" series has been in development hell since 2007. Previously, J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard were attached to the project. The adaptation will be directed by Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel, »
- Vikram Murthi
The Dark Tower is one of those projects that I feel as if I've been covering and following forever. Once upon a time, I was really excited about the ambitious vision Ron Howard had for adapting Stephen King's work between feature films and miniseries... and those plans feel as if they were in place lifetimes ago. The Dark Tower has morphed and changed over the years and... look... it's... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Bookworms have gotten quite spoiled in the past fifteen years of filmmaking. Growing up, I remember that whenever there was a movie based on a book I loved, chances were good that they were going to butcher the hell out of it. They'd cut crucial scenes and scale back the ones that appeared so gloriously in my head.
However, in the wake of Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games, we've not only come to expect solid adaptations, but we've come to expect that a solid majority of the book will appear in the movies in some capacity. Given today's technology and rabid fan base, Hollywood has generally been pretty good about keeping the essence of what people love about the books in recent adaptations.
With a book series as extensive as The Dark Tower, it was inevitable that the film would receive more a chop than most. »
- Joseph Medina
New photos from the set of The Dark Tower, a 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s book of the same name, reveal Idris Elba in full costume as his character Roland Deschain aka the Gunslinger. The pictures were snapped by paparazzi in Cape Town, South Africa and can be seen below…
— Lights Camera Action (@lights_cam_act) May 16, 2016
The science fiction fantasy western takes place in the fallen land of Mid-World and revolves around a cat-and-mouse game between Elba’s Deschain and Matthew McConaughey’s ageless sorcerer the Man in Black, as they both attempt to reach a tower that stands at the nexus point in time and space.
- Justin Cook
It’s a sentence that we here at We Got This Covered have wanted to pen for an awful long time: Warner Bros’ long-gestating adaptation of The Dark Tower has finally entered production.
To prove it, British tabloid The Daily Mail has unearthed a pair of photos from the film’s set in Cape Town, South Africa, showcasing Idris Elba in costume as Roland Deschain (Aka The Gunslinger). Both snaps can be viewed after the jump.
More News From The Web
While one still teases a green screen backdrop set against an appropriately rusty, dilapidated set, it’s really Elba’s get up as the famed Gunslinger that will pique the interest of fans. Blinking into the sunlight, the Luther star can be seen sporting one of the Sandalwood guns, tucked away safely in a holster.
First Look Idris Elba rodando La Torre Oscura #TheDarkTower https://t.co/WyXtKXJJnV pic. »
- Michael Briers
During Sony Pictures' CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas last month, it was revealed that production has finally began on the studio's long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, which is set for release on February 17, 2017. We haven't heard any updates on the project since then, but today we have the first photos from the South Africa set, which offer our first look at Idris Elba in costume as The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain. Unfortunately, we don't get to see any of the actor's co-stars in these photos, but hopefully we'll get to see the rest of the cast in action quite soon.
These photos from The Daily Mail show the actor wearing a belt with two holsters on each side, along with numerous rounds of ammo affixed to the belt, as he walks to the set. Another photo shows the actor wearing a trench coat while standing in front of a large green screen, »
While most of the film world has been partying in Cannes this week, we at home got a great dose of movie news.
A bunch of new trailers dropped this week, most notably the first trailer for Assassin's Creed, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. We're also seeing the return of Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), our favourite symbologist in the first trailer for Ron Howard's Inferno.
Lupita Nyong'o is returning to the big screen, this time not as a CGI character (as she was in both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Jungle Book), for another pairing with Disney in Queen of Katwe. Ang Lee's new filmBilly Lynn's Long Halftime Walk looks incredible as it tells the story of a war hero and the differences of our perception of him and what he actually experienced.
Check out all of this week's new trailers below: »
- Adriana Floridia
Following what is quickly becoming an industry movement, National Geographic Channel said it would cut ads in new series and specials in the U.S. by 25% and air documentaries commercial free as it seeks to win revenue from advertisers as part of the “upfront” market.
The move will create “a TV experience that amplifies brands and commands maximum attention from viewers,” said Toby Byrne, president of advertising sales of Fox Networks Group, which controls National Geographic through a joint venture with the fabled exploration society.
Viacom and Time Warner’s Turner have announced efforts to trim the number of ads they run during certain shows or dayparts. Turner intends to cut ads on its TruTV network, for instance, and reduce the amount of commercials that accompany some new dramas set to launch on TNT. As a new generation of viewers grows accustomed to seeing fewer ads on streaming-video and video-on-demand, »
- Brian Steinberg
Actor Johnny Depp may have fallen short of an Oscar nomination for his raved performance as James “Whitey” Bulger in last year’s “Black Mass,” but he has a shot at TV awards recognition for a biopic of a completely different sort.
Funny or Die will be submitting parody film “Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie” for Emmy consideration, Variety has learned, marking the web production company’s first-ever submission in longform content categories for a project that premiered on its website.
In the 50-minute film — which was released online on Feb. 10 to coincide with the New Hampshire primary, but pulled within two weeks (it will be released again soon) — Depp stars as the now-presumptive Republican presidential nominee in a project “based” on his 1988 autobiography, “The Art of the Deal.” It was directed by “Drunk History” creator Jeremy Konner and written by Joe Randazzo (The Onion, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Rome — Italian media mogul and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has given the go-ahead for his Fininvest holding company to enter exclusive talks with a group of Chinese investors to sell off his beloved AC Milan, one of the planet’s most prominent soccer clubs and a longstanding symbol of his success.
Berlusconi’s green light for the exclusive negotiations comes after the tormented TV tycoon sat on the fence for months, reluctant to relinquish the club he often calls “my Milan.” Since Berlusconi acquired it thirty years ago, when it was on the brink of bankruptcy, A.C. Milan has won 28 trophies, including five European championships and eight Italian ones.
U.S.-based Galatioto Sports Partners is brokering the negotiations with a consortium believed to include China’s Evergrande Group, whose core business is real estate, and, indirectly, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, headed by Jack Ma, according to sources. »
- Nick Vivarelli
For many, the next Star Wars movie (Rogue One) is the most highly anticipated thing with Felicity Jones this year. But surely there are a lot of Dan Brown fans looking forward to Inferno even more. It's been seven years since the last adaptation of a book from Brown's Robert Langdon series (Angels & Demons), and a whole decade since The Da Vinci Code first brought the character to the big screen. The Oscar-nominated actress joins the series with this third movie, once again directed by Ron Howard. Tom Hanks also returns as Langdon, the master symbologist, and Jones plays a doctor treating him for amnesia in Florence who winds up going on the run with him. The puzzle this time involves a plague meant to treat the world's overpopulation problem...
- Christopher Campbell
Academy Award winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself.
When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
Check out the brand new trailer below.
In this latest video, Omar Sy shares his experience making the film.
inferno- Florence Omar Sy from We Are Movie Geeks on Vimeo.
Inferno opens in theaters on October 28.
- Michelle McCue
"Zobrist created a plague." Sony has debuted the first official teaser + a better international trailer for Ron Howard's adaptation of Dan Brown's Inferno, once again starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. This is the next film in the trilogy also featuring The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, which were directed by Ron Howard starring Tom Hanks. This time he wakes up in Italy and ends up on another crazy adventure involving history. The cast also includes Felicity Jones as Dr. Sienna Brooks, his sidekick this time, plus Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ana Ularu and Ida Darvish. This looks pretty much exactly as you would expect it to, with tons of weird action and lots of history flying at you, and exploding. The teaser is okay, but the international trailer (also below) is much better - watch both. Enjoy. Here's the first official »
- Alex Billington
The very first teaser trailer for Ron Howard‘s upcoming adaptation of Dan Brown‘s Inferno has graced us with its presence. The film, which once again stars Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, following appearances in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, will hit cinemas later this year.
Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
Inferno is released »
- Paul Heath
Here’s the first trailer for the third film based on the books by Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code) – Inferno. The movie sees Felicity Jones (Star Wars – Rogue One) as Dr. Sienna Brooks alongside Tom Hanks who returns for the third time as Robert Langdon. Director Ron Howard returns to helm the project which also stars Ben Foster, Omar Sy and Irrfan
- David Sztypuljak
Ron Howard returns to direct the latest story in Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself (of the Inferno fame, not Clerks). When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Here’s our first look at Inferno, director Ron Howard third adaptation of a Dan Brown mega-bestseller. Tom Hanks returns as Robert Langdon, mild-mannered symbologist-turned-unlikely hero; this time, nothing short of man’s future on Earth is at stake. Seems someone has prepped the release of cataclysmic virus, and the clues are all tied to Dante — who, Langdon reminds us, “define our modern definition of hell 700 years ago.” But why Dante? Why now this map of hell? And why… »
Today brings about our first real look at Inferno, the next Dan Brown book adaptation that has Tom Hanks reprise the Robert Langdon role from The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Come inside to watch the teaser trailer!
Personally, I never cared for The Da Vinci Code movie adaptation, though I know many enjoyed it. Angels & Demons, however, was pretty damn impressive and resparked my interest in the Robert Langdon adventures in general. Even so, my interest in Dan Brown's books have waned, and his last few didn't make much of an impression. So I'm not entirely sure how to feel about the Inferno movie at this point:
It's not really a bad trailer, but certainly makes it look more action-packed than the story really is. What's more intriguing to me, however, is so much of this trailer seems to use footage from the last act of the story, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Currently poised at three minutes to midnight – with the powers of the world citing fears of nuclear war and climate change – the Doomsday Clock stands as a symbolic countdown to humanity’s annihilation. It’s a barometer for destruction that ticks worryingly close to doomsday in today’s all-new teaser for Dan Brown’s long-awaited sequel, Inferno.
One man standing between humanity and the end of days is Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), the series protagonist that headlined both The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demos and here, we see the near-impossible task that awaits our religious professor.
Featuring a script by David Koepp (Angels & Demons), Inferno picks up at a time when deranged, transhumanist scientist Bertrand Zobrist aims to summon forth the powers of Dante’s Inferno – namely a devastating plague that would make even the bubonic plague seem like a mild affliction – to bring about global capitulation.
What doesn »
- Michael Briers
1-20 of 225 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners