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Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over $250k for Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation

7 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Wes Anderson has scored a major win for the cause of film preservation, raising more than a quarter of a million dollars for Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation. In December, Anderson released a video that announced his latest project, the stop-motion animation film “Isle of Dogs,” and also invited people to donate money to a campaign hosted by Crowdrise, the crowdfunding company co-founded by Anderson’s friend and frequent collaborator, Edward Norton. The campaign ended last week.

Read More: Wes Anderson Directs New Christmas Short Film With Adrien Brody — Watch

Among the prizes offered to donors were a trip for two to London for two nights to meet the director, get a tour of the “Isle of Dogs” sets and production and even record the voice of a dog in the film. “Barking, howling and whimpering may be required,” the campaign specified. Other prizes included signed Criterion Collection DVDs »

- Graham Winfrey

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Galloway on Film: Brad Grey's Paramount Exit and Studios in Turmoil

8 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It’s one of the worst-kept secrets in journalism that most public figures play a role in creating their obituaries. They don’t decide the wording of the stories, or even the angles such final assessments take; but prominent people usually grant major newspapers interviews about their lives and careers, often multiple times over the years, and in doing so subtly shape how they’ll be perceived.

Such luminaries as Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, not to mention local heroes like Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep, probably have already had conversations with The New York Times and other publications about their work and »

- Stephen Galloway

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Amblin picks up “female John Wick” project Ruthless

19 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the box office success of Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 2, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is getting into the assassin game, picking up the script for the action thriller Ruthless.

The project is being dubbed a “female John Wick” and follows “a retired assassin who returns to the game after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and needs one last job to provide for her daughter.”

Ruthless has been scripted by John Swetnam (Into the Storm) and has Brad Peyton (San Andreas) attached to direct. Peyton will also produce with Jeff Fierson through their Asap Entertainment production company.

Via THR »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Barry Jenkins (‘Moonlight’)

19 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Barry Jenkins (Courtesy: Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“I have this fundamental block — maybe I’ll always have it, maybe I’ll get past it — but I am essentially Chiron, I grew up like this kid and there are just certain ceilings that I never can imagine myself breaking through,” says Barry Jenkins, the writer and director of Moonlight, as we sit down in his downtown Los Angeles apartment to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. “When they happen,” the 37-year-old continues, “they genuinely are an extreme surprise. And for whatever reason, I can’t get through this block that Chiron does not grow up and make a film that gets eight Academy Award nominations.” He then pauses, smiles and quietly adds, “But I guess he does.”

Jenkins, for his work on the acclaimed drama about a young man growing up black »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Alibaba Pictures Warns of $140 Million in Potential Losses

19 February 2017 1:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alibaba Pictures Group has warned of massive losses for calendar year 2016 that could reach $137 million to $140 million (RMB950 million to RMB1 billion). The company blamed the losses on continuing start-up and promotional costs at its online ticketing business, Tao Piao Piao.

Alibaba Pictures Group, which is controlled by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba but has separate share listings in Hong Kong and Singapore, issued a profit warning to regulators in both markets.

In 2015, it managed to turn a profit of RMB466 million, but in the first half of 2016 it returned to losses of an almost identical RMB465 million.

Describing Tao Piao Piao as “a key operating asset,” Apg said that the unit “continued to use its financial resources to implement its marketing strategies in order to grow its business, and has further enhanced its user experience and strengthened its market position by the end of 2016.”

It is understood that video streaming business Youku Tudou, »

- Patrick Frater

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Hook Prequel Soars Past Kickstarter Goal, Full Movie Possible

18 February 2017 12:34 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, it was widely reported that one of the original Hook cast members was setting out to direct a short film called Bangarang, which will serve as a prequel for the Lost Boys seen in Steven Spielberg's cult classic from the 90s. Dante Basco, who played leader of the Lost Boys Rufio, launched a Kickstarter campaign to get the project off the ground, setting a goal of $30,000. Here we are just a few days later, and the short film has soared past its intended benchmark.

Bangarang currently has 831 backers, and there are still 24 days left to go in the campaign. Fans shouldn't give up just yet. Because if Basco can bring the full tally up to at least $200,000 or higher, he and his team will make a feature film prequel to Hook. Now, we're not completely sure how that will work, as Hook is owned by Sony Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. »

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Donald Glover and James Earl Jones join Disney’s The Lion King

18 February 2017 2:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has kicked off the casting on its upcoming remake of The Lion King, with director Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book) revealing on Twitter that Donald Glover is set to lend his voice to Simba, while James Earl Jones will reprise the role of Mufasa from the original 1994 animated classic.

I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI

Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017

Looking forward to working with this legend. #Mufasa pic.twitter.com/1LszbWrcYT

Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017

The Lion King marks another high profile role for Glover, who is currently shooting Lucasfilm’s as-yet-untitled Han Solo Star Wars spinoff, where he is portraying Lando Calrissian. And of course Jones is a Star Wars veteran, having voiced Darth Vader in the Saga, a role he reprised for December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The Lion King is being scripted by regular »

- Gary Collinson

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Today in Movie Culture: Rufio Wants a 'Hook' Spinoff, Heath Ledger's Joker vs. Jared Leto's Joker and More

17 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Dream Sequel of the Day:  Dante Basco, who plays Rufio in Steven Spielberg's Hook, is trying to make a spinoff prequel for his character via Kickstarter. Watch the campaign video:    Fake Movie of the Day:  Speaking of movies that won't happen, here's Andrew Garfield and Idina Menzel in a fake movie literally written by kids as featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:   Movie Character Battle of the Day: See if your favorite Joker, Heath Ledger's from The Dark Knight or Jared Leto's from Suicide Squad, wins in this fan-made mash-up short (via Geek Tyrant):    Cosplay of the...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Exclusive: Destry Allyn Spielberg Discusses Challenges of Launching a Career in Parents' Shadow

17 February 2017 3:17 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

When your father is literally the person who comes to everyone's mind when they think of "famous directors," it can be hard to make a name for yourself.

That's something Steven Spielberg and actress Kate Capshaw's daughter, Destry Allen, opened up to Et's Denny Directo about while discussing her burgeoning modeling career at Thursday night's "An Unforgettable Evening" benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund in Los Angeles.

"I have a stage name, which is Destry Allyn," the 20-year-old model explained. "And as much as I love my name, it is literally, my last name -- like any other person."

Watch: Steven Spielberg's Daughter Destry Lands Modeling Contract

Still, Destry recognizes what carrying the Spielberg name means.

"Unfortunately, and fortunately, it is an iconic name," she said. "When you hear 'Spielberg,' you think of Steven. And, starting to become a woman, and kind of shining light on me, I'm trying »

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Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

17 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

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Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

17 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Hook’ Star Dante Basco (Aka ‘Rufio’) Is Kickstarting A Prequel To Premiere On YouTube

17 February 2017 2:08 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Dante Basco, the actor who played Rufio in Steven Spielberg’s Peter Pan sequel Hook, is Kickstarting a fan-fic film that tells the backstory of his character, who serves as the leader of The Lost Boys. In addition to Basco, the writer/director Jonah Feingold -- who collaborated with Nash Grier on a YouTube series titled Confessions Of A Teenage Cupid last year -- is set to helm the project, which is called Bangarang.

The short film will follow 13-year-old Roofus, according to its Kickstarter page, with a pre-Neverland story that has been reverse engineered from Hook -- including how Rufio became the leader of the Lost Boys, where ‘bangarang’ -- a battle cry of sorts -- comes from, and how he got his famed mohawk.

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- Geoff Weiss

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‘Hook’ Prequel About Rufio Imagined as ‘Moonlight’ Meets ‘Jurassic Park’

17 February 2017 12:26 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ruffffiiooooo!

Earlier this week, “Hook” actor Dante Basco (best known for his turn as fan favorite Lost Boy Rufio in the 1991 new classic from director Steven Spielberg), launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of funding a short fan film about his character’s pre-“Hook” life, entitled “Bangarang.” The campaign is currently asking for $30,000 to fund the story of the orphaned “Roofus,” long before he added a kicky mohawk and headed off to Neverland. Added bonus? If the campaign hits its stretch goal of $200,000, Basco (who is serving as an executive producer on the project), along with writer and director Jonah Feingold, executive producer Rawn Erickson III and the rest of the “Bangarang” team, would set to work on a full feature.

IndieWire spoke with Basco, Feingold and Erickson just as the campaign was really taking off (as of this writing, the campaign has made over $23,000, and seems well on »

- Kate Erbland

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Great Job, Internet!: Get Involved, Internet: Hook’s Rufio is finally getting an origin story

17 February 2017 11:21 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

For better or worse, one of the most iconic elements of Steven Spielberg’s Hook is mohawked bad boy Rufio. Then-16-year-old Dante Basco played the Lost Boy leader with a chip on his shoulder who gets both a catchy chant and a big moment of noble sacrifice in the film. And now Basco is part of a Kickstarter to tell Rufio’s origin story. The project is called Bangarang (the rallying cry of Hook’s Lost Boys), and it’s described as a “short fan film about Rufio before Hook.” Basco has been talking about a Rufio prequel for years now, but this Kickstarter is the most concrete step forward yet.

Billed as an executive producer, Basco is working with young writer-director and Hook superfan Jonah Feingold, who crafted the story about Rufio’s pre-Neverland adventures. In the Kickstarter video, Feingold explains that Bangarang will center on Rufio’s »

- Caroline Siede

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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Isabelle Huppert (‘Elle’)

17 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Isabelle Huppert (Courtesy: Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“On the one hand they are extremely close to me, and on the other hand they have nothing to do with me,” the actress Isabelle Huppert says of the many characters that she’s played, as we sit down at the San Ysidro Ranch near Santa Barbara to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. The Frenchwoman — an Oscar nominee for the first time, at the age of 63, for her portrayal of a rape survivor in Paul Verhoeven‘s 2016 French-language drama Elle — continues, “I have nothing to do with this woman from Elle who runs a video game company — I don’t even know myself how to work my computer — so I’m completely far from the character. I’m not a philosophy teacher [as in Things to Come, her other 2016 film], I never killed my father or my mother [as in 1978’s Violette], so I have »

- Carson Blackwelder

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‘Hook’ Prequel: A Kickstarter Was Launched By Rufio Actor Dante Basco

17 February 2017 7:28 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Steven Spielberg’s fantasy/action movie “Hook” may soon have a prequel. Actor Dante Basco, who starred as Rufio in the 1991 Peter Pan sequel, wants to make a new film about his character, the leader of the Lost Boys who challenges an adult Peter Pan (Robin Williams) when he goes back to Neverland.

Read More: Cast and Director to Reunite for ‘Love Actually’ Sequel

Basco has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the short film, titled “Bangarang.” The actor is seeking to raise $30,000 for the film, which tells the story of an orphaned Rufio, before he had the mohawk and before Neverland, when his name was still Roofus.

Below is the official description of the film:

“Roofus is a 13-year-old kid who is destined to be more than he is. After his mother is forced to put him into a foster home, he and his rag-tag group of »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Cary Fukunaga Nears Deal to Direct Atomic Bomb Drama ‘Shockwave’

17 February 2017 6:56 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cary Fukunaga is in talks to direct “Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima,” an adaptation of Stephen Walker’s 2005 book about the dropping of the first atomic bomb. Working Title and Universal will produce the film, THR reports.

Read More: Ira Sachs & Cary Fukunaga Team Up For Limited Series Based On AIDS Crisis Book ‘Christodora

Screenwriter Hossein Amini, who wrote “Drive,” “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “47 Ronin” will write the script for the film. The book “Shockwave” focuses on the three weeks leading up to August 6, 1945, the day the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War II. The story is told from the perspective of the scientists who worked on the bomb, pilots in the war, and Japanese victims.

Erik Baiers, executive vice president of production at Universal, will oversee the project.

Read More: Cary Fukunaga In Talks To Direct Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon Project For HBO, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Cool Stuff: The Ultimate Collection of John Williams Music from Steven Spielberg’s Films

17 February 2017 5:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

You’d be hard pressed to find such an iconic pairing of director and composer as Steven Spielberg and John Williams. The two enormous talents have been working together for 42 years now, starting all the way back with The Sugarland Express in 1974 and stretching up through The Bfg last year. The only two Spielberg […]

The post Cool Stuff: The Ultimate Collection of John Williams Music from Steven Spielberg’s Films appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Hook Star Dante Basco Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Rufio Prequel

17 February 2017 4:25 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Considering all of the horrible movie ideas out there that actually make it to the big screen, I actually find this one to be completely legit.  While Steven Spielberg’s Hook never got any credit for being a good movie, I always thought it was kind of fun.  Far and away the best parts of the movie are when adult Peter Pan is trying to get his mojo back with The Lost Boys.  Their leader, Rufio, was one of the more dynamic characters of the movie.  Now some 26 years after Hook was released the actor who played Rufio, Dante Basco,

Hook Star Dante Basco Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Rufio Prequel »

- Nat Berman

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Jurassic World 2 Brings in James Cromwell

16 February 2017 5:16 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With production beginning soon in London on Universal's highly-anticipated Jurassic World 2, the cast continues to be filled out. Oscar nominated actor and Emmy winner James Cromwell has signed on for an unspecified role in this action-packed sequel. Much like all of the other new cast members, no details have been given for the character James Cromwell is playing, but he'll join Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Bd Wong, who return as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu, respectively.

Earlier this week, producer Frank Marshall revealed a photo from his new office, hinting that production has begun on this sequel. While pre-production is likely still happening, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that principal photography won't actually start until later this month, although a specific date wasn't given quite yet. It remains to be seen how many more roles need to be filled out before filming actually begins. »

- MovieWeb

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