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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that 12 Years a Slave and Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to star in the sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment.
The film will follow “a U.N. worker in a department that was created to represent humankind in the event of alien contact [who] falls in love with a mysterious woman who turns out to be an alien.”
- Gary Collinson
Weta Workshop has lifted the lid on its growing interactive division and its partnership with the Google-backed Magic Leap.
According to a statement, "Magic Leap is developing the next computing platform that will enable you to seamlessly combine and experience your digital and physical lives".
.Magic Leap holds the keys to new worlds for storytellers and creatives to play in,. said Taylor..
.The unique possibilities of Magic Leap.s Mixed Reality Lightfield have already sparked incredible creative evolutions within our company".
.Richard and the Weta Workshop team have been there since the beginning,. said Abovitz. .They.ve provided an incredible creative partnership and friendship that has helped set the stage »
- Staff Writer
Shock writer and columnist Nigel Parkin is also an accomplished poet. Here, Parkin lays a slew of sonnets on us, based on key moments from Steven Spielberg’s iconic1975 horror adventure Jaws. Enjoy… Universal Blackness We open with the Universal EarthIn space, suspended in blackness, betweenStars pulsing and singing with deep sea sounds.The alien world of…
The post Shocking Sonnets: Check Out These Jaws Inspired Poems! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Chris Alexander
For the first time in the 88-year history of the Oscars, no film nominated for cinematography was shot on 35 mm film. But fans of emulsion — who include top-flight directors like Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino — can take consolation from the fact that two of the nominated movies were photographed analog, albeit in nonstandard film formats: Super 16 (“Carol”) and Ultra Panavision 70, a 50-year-old large-format anamorphic film gauge resurrected by Tarantino, Panavision and three-time Oscar winner Robert Richardson for “The Hateful Eight.”
The move to digital in the industry overall has brought sharper imagery and, some say, less personality. Cinematographers are placing greater emphasis on the choice of lenses to lend a distinct personality to a given project, a trend that only gained momentum in 2015.
Old lenses like the Ultra Panavision 70 glass are being pulled out of storage, cleaned up and rehoused, while new glass is being designed and manufactured »
- David Heuring
News first came to light earlier today during the company’s investor call, confirming that Episode VIII has set down roots in London to commence principal photography.
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Technically speaking, sequences for the next chapter in Disney and Lucasfilm’s rejuvenated franchise have already been captured. Late last year, reports surfaced that Rian Johsnon and Luke Skywalker himself plot course for Skellig Michael – the primordial Irish isle glimpsed during the closing scenes of The Force Awakens – to film what will either be flashback sequences of Luke searching for the all-powerful first Jedi temple, or a continuation of Rey’s first encounter with the wayward Skywalker.
Now that production has officially eased into motion on Star Wars: Episode VIII, »
- Michael Briers
There was some worries that 2016 might be the year that the superhero genre imploded. In fact, Steven Spielberg ominously predicted last year that the genre would soon go the way of the western. These fears have already proven to be unfounded, though. Because I can reveal that all is still well within the comic-book genre. Why? Because of Deadpool. That.s why. Having been privy to an early screening of Deadpool, I can emphatically reveal that the beloved Marvel Comics character has brought a new edge and sharper, vitriolic wit to the genre. One that genuinely speaks to comic-book fans and delivers a new brand of gory and over the top violence that other films of the genre haven.t had the rating to showcase. Even Steven Spielberg himself will be impressed. Yet, Deadpool.s meta and subverted tone doesn.t just piss all over the genre that it.s »
In another round of forever-shifting-release dates, Warner Bros. have cowered away from the mighty behemoth that will be Star Wars Episode VIII by moving their highly-anticipated adaptation of Ready Player One back to March 30th, 2018. The Spielberg-led adaptation was originally presented with the fellow sci-fi opposition of Disney’s impending sequel to The Force Awakens, on that film’s new date of December 15th, 2017.
The move is a savvy business decision, as the lesser-known Ready Player One (based on the cult novel by Ernest Cline) would have lost a lot of business in the groundswell of Star Wars fervour. Any other sci-fi film big or small just simply wouldn’t be able to stand up to it. The extra three months added onto its production schedule also give Spielberg a little more wriggle room in order to get the adaptation just right.
In other news, The Flash »
- Dan Woburn
Lucy Bevan Casting are currently casting a feature film for Steven Spielberg and are looking for two roles: a 10-13 year old child to play a Chinese boy and an 18-24 year old boy to play a Japanese role in the film. The roles will film from the end of June in the UK. No previous acting experience is necessary! See the full breakdown below!
Feature FilmWarner Bros.Producers: Steven Spielberg, Donald De Line,Kristie Macosko, Dan FarahDirector: Steven SpielbergWriters: Zak PennUK Casting Director: Lucy BevanUK Casting Associate: Emily BrockmannStart Date: Approx. Mid June 2016Location: LondonPLEASE Submit Electronically Via
[Shoto] male, 10-13 yrs old, to play Chinese. Hip and knowing for his age. He speaks
Mandarin and English fluently. Wade’s friend in the Oasis who joins with him to
complete the competition. Please note: Actor should be bilingual, Mandarin and English.
(Applications must be »
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This one isn't a massive surprise, really. Disney recently shifted the release date of Star Wars: Episode VIII from May 2017 to December 15th 2017 instead. That date had already been earmarked by Warner Bros for the release of Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One. And, after due consideration, Warner Bros has now moved its film into 2018.
Based on Ernest Cline's novel, the mix of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and classic videogames (although that's a description that still manages to sell the book short a little) will now head to cinemas on March 30th 2018 instead. In the Us, that means it goes head to head now with Universal's planned remake of The Wolf Man. That too may move, though.
There comes a point in every popular comic actor's life when they give a straight dramatic role a shot, and it seems that time is arriving for the ascending Amy Schumer. Read More: 20 Comic Actors And Their Best Dramatic Roles Deadline reports that the actress is joining the Ptsd drama "Thank You For Your Service," starring Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith. Initially eyed by Steven Spielberg, the project will now mark the directorial debut of "American Sniper" screenwriter Jason Hall. Based on the book by David Finkel, the story follows three U.S. soldiers who struggle to adapt to home life after serving in Iraq. Here's the book synopsis: No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Marvin Peart, co-founder of Marro Media Co., is executive producer of the 2013 Weinstein Co. release “Escape from Planet Earth” and TV shows including “Mob Wives.” In a guest column for Variety, he calls for people of color in the entertainment business to join forces to create their own content and studios.
A color-free Academy Awards is indeed a strange anomaly, in an America more enriched every day by its people of color. But the problem is one that those less experienced in the art of filmmaking — and the art of the film business — might not recognize.
So I think we should put a magnifying glass on the larger problem — the offices of the studios where projects and budgets are approved.
Minority performers are being watched closely by fellow African-Americans and other communities of color for two reasons: first, they’re in a business they want to join; and second, they most resemble them physically. »
- Variety Staff
Briefly: This is exactly what we expected, and it's good to see Warner Bros making a smart move. WB has shifted and pushed back the release date of Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One adaptation from its original slot in December 2017 to spring of 2018 - specifically March 30th, 2018. This is mainly because Disney recently changed the release of Star Wars: Episode VIII (being directed by Rian Johnson) back to December 15th, 2017 (from May) - which was the exact same day that Ready Player One was originally set for release. It's always hard to tell whether Spielberg will make his release anyway, but this is just a big sigh of relief because there would be no point in seeing WB and Disney go head-to-head with these two massive sci-fi / fan-oriented projects. I'm excited to see both Star Wars and Ready Player One - three months apart. »
- Alex Billington
Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One was originally due to be released on December 15th, 2017. The sci-fi adventure is now after moving to March 30th 2018. No reason has been given as to why the movie has shifted dates, but considering a little space opera called Star Wars: Episode VIII is due to open on December 15th as well, this is a good move for all concerned. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
While some studios are using the opportunity of the now-annual "Star Wars" movie to try some counter-programming, others would prefer to steer clear of anything related to Wookies and lightsabers. And for Warner Bros. and Steven Spielberg, they are getting right out of the way. Last month, Disney announced they were moving Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII," originally slated to be released on May 26, 2017, to December 15, 2017. That put it on the same date as Spielberg's "Ready Player One." At the time, WB wasn't blinking, but perhaps a few weeks of consideration, and looking at their calendar, has made them change their tune, as they're now setting "Ready Player One" for March 30, 2018. It's a wise move, given that Spielberg's movie is going to be a big one too, an adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel, written by Zak Penn ("X-Men: The Last Stand"), that weaves a futuristic, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Originally scheduled to open on December 15, 2017, the sci-fi adaptation will now hit theaters on March 30, 2018. Yes, it seems Disney and Lucasfilm’s decision to bump Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII into late 2017 – December 15, to be specific – has had a resounding effect on Hollywood’s slate of blockbusters, setting off a domino effect that has now made an impact on Warner’s release plans for Spielberg’s futuristic tentpole.
Given that Ready Player One is still simmering in pre-production, news of delay shouldn’t prove too damaging for the studio’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s eponymous novel. At the time of writing, only Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn have been confirmed to star, with the latter on board to play the role of the film’s chief villain. »
- Michael Briers
In the wake of Star Wars: Episode VIII moving back to December 2017, movie studios have scrambled to readjust their calendars. Warner Bros. has moved back Ready Play One, which also shuffled The Flash a bit forward. Come inside to check out the new dates!
It was really only a matter of time before this happened. When Disney officially announced that Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII was being moved to December 15, 2017 movies started moving out of it's way. Ready Player One originally held the release date, which meant Steven Spielberg's adaptation would go directly against the Star Wars flick.
I had a strong feeling Warner Bros wouldn't keep RP1 in that slot, and today the move has been made official. Spielberg's big screen adaptation of the popular Ernest Cline novel is now set to hit theaters on March 30, 2018.
It's not a huge move, but plenty enough space »
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The domino effect of Disney’s decision to push Star Wars: Episode VIII back to December 2017 continues, with Warner Bros. announcing that it has moved Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One to March 30th 2018.
To make room for Ready Player One, Warner Bros. has also moved an untitled DC Extended Universe film – thought to be the Ezra Miller-headlined The Flash up one week from March 23rd 2018 to March 16th 2018, which will also allow it to play on IMAX.
- Gary Collinson
A few weeks ago, Disney bumped Star Wars Episode VIII from May 2017 to December 15, 2017. The move made perfect sense from a business standpoint: Episode VII had a record-breaking run in December, and why fix what’s not broken? But the announcement put the rest of the 2017 release calendar into disarray. Pirates of the Caribbean moved from […]
- Angie Han
Back in August, Warner Bros. issued a December 15, 2017 release date for Ready Player One, which has Steven Spielberg set to direct. At the time, this highly-anticipated adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel didn't have any direct competition, but last month, Disney and LucasFilm announced that it was moving Star Wars: Episode VIII from May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017, to give writer-director Rian Johnson more time to work on the script. As expected, Warner Bros. has now shifted Ready Player One's release out of 2017, issuing a March 30, 2018 release.
As of now, Ready Player One's only direct competition will be an unspecified Universal Monsters project, which has been rumored to be a remake of The Wolf Man. Warner Bros. also shifted the release date for their superhero adaptation The Flash, moving it up one week from March 23, 2018 to March 16, 2018, giving it some separation from Ready Player One. The Flash doesn't have any »
With the release of the seventh installment, we learned that Star Wars is still a bonafide cultural powerhouse. You probably guessed as much from the $2 billion-and-counting worldwide box office haul for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but that far, far away galaxy still has some fan cache. But so does Steven Spielberg. His most recent film, Bridge of Spies, may not have been a juggernaut, but it.s up for a Best Picture Oscar later this month. Still, even the master is wary of going head-to-head with Star Wars. Originally slated to open in March of 2017, the Rian Johnson-directed Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to continue the saga, but needing a script rewrite, it was pushed back to December 15 of that year. Steven Spielberg.s next movie, an adaptation of Ernest Cline.s novel Ready Player One, was scheduled for that same day, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, »
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