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Logan's Run remake back on, Simon Kinberg writing, producing

22 July 2015 10:43 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

X-Men and Star Wars writer Simon Kinberg is the latest to try and get a Logan's Run remake moving...

The planned remake of Logan's Run has been chuntered about now for over five years. At one stage, back in 2010, director Carl Rinsch was attached to the movie (he eventually made 47 Ronin instead), with producer Joel Silver wanting to make the film in 3D. Then, Drive helmer Nicolas Winding Refn was attached at one stage, with the idea being that Ryan Gosling would star. Previously, Bryan Singer and James McTeigue have been linked with the film too. 

And yet the Logan's Run remake never got going. At least until now.

The project has come back to life, with the news that X-Men: Apocalypse, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One and Fantastic Four writer Simon Kinberg has been hired to write and produce the new Logan's Run. Joel Silver remains attached to the project too. »

- simonbrew

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Simon Kinberg Spearheading The Latest Take On Logan's Run

22 July 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The new version of a film based on William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson’s sci-fi novel Logan’s Run has been eluding filmmakers and rights owners Warner Bros. for more than a decade now. But things could finally be turning around for the studio’s efforts, with writer/producer Simon Kinberg now aboard to jumpstart a fresh attempt. Warners has been trying to get this one moving for at least 15 years, hiring writers and directors including Alex Garland, Will Beal, Christopher McQuarrie, Bryan Singer and Nicolas Winding Refn to work on scripts and develop ideas, with the latter bringing Ryan Gosling aboard for one of the efforts that came closest to being realised. But try as they might, none of them managed to get it to production.Nolan and Johnson’s book – famously adapted for the screen in 1976 starring Michael York and Jenny Agutter – imagines a future society that appears idyllic, »

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‘Logan’s Run’ Remake Back on Track at Warner Bros.

22 July 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. is making another swing at “Logan's Run” with Simon Kinberg on board to write a treatment for the remake of the sci-fi actioner.

Kinberg will produce with Joel Silver, who was based at Warners until three years ago. Kinberg is a producer on “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Fantastic Four” and “Deadpool.”

Carl Rinsch was in talks in 2010 to direct “Logan's Run” for Warner Bros. with Silver and Akiva Goldsman producing. At that point, the project — focused on a man trying to escape a mandatory death sentence on his 30th birthday — had been in development at Warners for more than a decade, with Bryan Singer, Skip Woods, Robert Schwenke and James McTeigue associated at various points as possible directors.

The 1976 original pic, released by MGM and based on a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, starred Michael York as a man who tries to outrun cops »

- Dave McNary

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Full Us Trailer for Herzog's 'Queen of the Desert' with Nicole Kidman

2 July 2015 4:08 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"It is something that you in your world would never understand..." Atlas Distribution has debuted a new Us trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman as the legendary Gertrude Bell, who was an important figure in Middle East relations in the early 1900s. This isn't the first trailer we've featured, however the other trailer was an international version, this new one has a much more epic, Lawrence of Arabia-esque feel. Which is what they're really selling it like, with Robert Pattinson playing T.E. Lawrence and everything, but it's really a story about Bell's life. The cast includes James Franco, Damian Lewis and Jenny Agutter. This trailer does really give everything its got to try and sell tickets. Here's the official Us trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, found on Atlas' YouTube: The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, »

- Alex Billington

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Jackson Returns! Two-Time Oscar Winner and Former Labour MP to Star in Zola Adaptation

2 July 2015 4:06 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Glenda Jackson: Actress and former Labour MP. Two-time Oscar winner and former Labour MP Glenda Jackson returns to acting Two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson set aside her acting career after becoming a Labour Party MP in 1992. Four years ago, Jackson, who represented the Greater London constituency of Hampstead and Highgate, announced that she would stand down the 2015 general election – which, somewhat controversially, was won by right-wing prime minister David Cameron's Conservative party.[1] The silver lining: following a two-decade-plus break, Glenda Jackson is returning to acting. Now, Jackson isn't – for the time being – returning to acting in front of the camera. The 79-year-old is to be featured in the Radio 4 series Emile Zola: Blood, Sex and Money, described on their website as a “mash-up” adaptation of 20 Emile Zola novels collectively known as "Les Rougon-Macquart."[2] Part 1 of the three-part Radio 4 series will be broadcast daily during an »

- Andre Soares

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Trailer Trashin’: Nicole Kidman is Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert

22 June 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Hello again, dear readers. I’m guessing a lot of you got out to see Jurassic World this past weekend, considering how much money it made, and I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did. And as the summer movie season continues, the Trailer Trashin’ column is back from its recent absence, with a look at the international trailer for director Werner Herzog’s new film Queen of the Desert.

Premise: A chronicle of the life of Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman), an English traveler, writer, archeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

My take: German filmmaker Werner Herzog is a fascinating figure in every sense of the word. He has directed dozens of films, both fictional stories and documentaries, and established a style unlike that of anyone else in cinema. In the process, he has gone all »

- Timothy Monforton

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Oscar Nominated Moody Pt.2: From Fagin to Merlin - But No Harry Potter

19 June 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91.") Although British made, Oliver! turned out to be an elephantine release along the lines of – exclamation point or no – Gypsy, Star!, Hello Dolly!, and other Hollywood mega-musicals from the mid'-50s to the early '70s.[1] But however bloated and conventional the final result, and a cast whose best-known name was that of director Carol Reed's nephew, Oliver Reed, Oliver! found countless fans.[2] The mostly British production became a huge financial and critical success in the U.S. at a time when star-studded mega-musicals had become perilous – at times downright disastrous – ventures.[3] Upon the American release of Oliver! in Dec. 1968, frequently acerbic The »

- Andre Soares

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Nicole Kidman stars as Gertrude Bell in lavish Queen of the Desert trailer

15 June 2015 1:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nicole Kidman stars as Gertrude Bell in a lavish new trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert.

The Grace of Monaco actress appears in the biopic as the real-life explorer and political attaché, who played a major role in Middle Eastern politics during the early 20th century.

In the first trailer, Gertrude is seen yearning to escape from the day-to-day formalities of British high society, and is posted to Tehran.

James Franco and Damian Lewis join Kidman in the trailer, with Jenny Agutter also appearing.

Franco replaced Jude Law, who was previously cast as army officer and politician Henry Cadogan but dropped out following scheduling conflicts.

Twilight star Robert Pattinson also stars in the movie as Te Lawrence.

Naomi Watts was originally attached to star in the project.

No UK release date for Queen of the Desert has been announced, but it will open in Us cinemas in »

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Drive-In Dust Offs: An American Werewolf In London

30 May 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Werewolf film. A staple of the horror genre since Lon Chaney, Jr. got all out of sorts in The Wolf Man (1941), it’s popularity (like the moon itself) , has come and gone in cycles. Leading the pack in 1981, An American Werewolf in London showed the world that there was life in those old lycanthropes yet.

Released in August, An American Werewolf in London earned over 30 million in North America alone. It was a hit, and the reviews were generally favorable, especially in regards to the groundbreaking effects work by Rick Baker (he would go on to win the inaugural Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for this film – deservedly so).

Our tale goes like this: David (David Naughton - the Dr. Pepper guy from the TV commercials – ask your parents) and Jack (Griffin Dunne – After Hours), two Americans, are backpacking through the English countryside. They stop for a »

- Scott Drebit

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Time Machine: Sensational Scarlett J. in Purple

7 May 2015 8:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Scarlett Johansson Oscar dress Scarlett Johansson at the Oscars Looking great in a long purple dress, Scarlett Johansson displays her tight-fitting costume and bare back at the 83rd Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Oscar 2011 co-host and Best Actor nominee James Franco (for Danny Boyle's 127 Hours) thus introduced Johansson and fellow Oscar presenter Matthew McConaughey: "I am six degrees of Kevin Bacon away from our next two presenters. Figure it out on the Internet." Well, if you're lucky. Some have remarked that Franco was a more effective Oscar host online, where he tweeted some of the evening's to-dos, than on the stage of the Kodak Theatre. His fellow equally panned Oscarcast host was actress Anne Hathaway. Scarlett Johansson movies Scarlett Johansson has been featured in more than 40 films since her debut at age 10 in Rob Reiner's North, back in 1994. Johansson, in fact, »

- D. Zhea

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Jenny Agutter: ‘I’m not that young woman people have fantasised about’

16 April 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The knicker-waver from the Railway Children has been acting for 50 years. She talks about her new movie Tin, her optimism about roles for older women – and why fish and chips can be just as good as caviar

The life of the child actor is one begun under heavy pressure. The threat of corruption is intense, the risk of exploitation high. Any subsequent slide into depression, addiction and debauchery will be well-documented.

That didn’t happen with Jenny Agutter. Now 62, the knicker-waver from The Railway Children sailed through the experience without incident, then grew into an actor so normal it is sometimes a struggle to remember she is a star at all. Unlike her younger peers, frightened into blandly toeing the line, Agutter is open and unstuffy, frank in a way that leaves little scope for misinterpretation; composed but absolutely uncondescending.

Continue reading »

- Benjamin Lee

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Celebrating cinema's 15 less famous killer robots

30 March 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Never mind The Terminator and Ed-209, what about Eve, Hector or Warbeast? Here's a pick of 15 less famous killer robots from the movies...

"They say Zapp Brannigan single-handedly saved the Octillion system from a horde of rampaging killbots!" enthused Leela in classic the Futurama episode, Love's Labour's Lost In Space.

It was, reflected the alcoholic, cigar-smoking robot Bender, "A grim day for Robotkind", before adding as an afterthought, "Eh, but we can always build more killbots."

Killer robots are a longstanding staple of science fiction cinema, and if we were to compile the list of the best and most celebrated, it would probably read pretty much like everyone else's - The Terminator, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Sentinels from X-Men: Days Of Future Past would all get a mention.

But what about the less famous killer robots from film history - the ones that have been largely eclipsed by »

- ryanlambie

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Call The Midwife Returns To PBS March 29th With Season 4 – Review – Preview

27 March 2015 7:54 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Call the Midwife ended the third season by putting itself in a very tricky position, although it at least managed to get people very interested in how things were going to continue.

The last season ends with Jenny getting a new perspective on life when Chummy’s mother dies, and the result is that Jenny decides to leave Nonnatus House. There’s something both fantastic, and completely insane, about the move, especially considering that it’s supposed to be her story, and it’s her voice-over walking us through everything. It actually becomes a little unnerving to continue listening to Vanessa Redgrave talking about what’s going on as the fourth season plays out.

You have to expect big things to kick off the season, which is hard to put into perspective, because the show is nothing if not subdued in its overall progression.

For a show like Call the Midwife, »

- Marc Eastman

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Watch the thrilling new trailer for Spooks: The Greater Good

26 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spooks: The Greater Good has premiered a new trailer.

The spy thriller, based on the BBC and Kudos Film and Television's long-running TV series, sees Peter Firth return to the role of Harry Pearce with Game of Thrones star Kit Harington on board as a new character, MI5 spy Will Holloway.

The storyline focuses on Pearce being forced to resign after high-profile terrorist Adem Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody.

When Pearce disappears off a bridge into the Thames, Harington's former agent Holloway is drafted in from Moscow to foil a bomb threat from Qasim and uncover the truth surrounding his former mentor.

Spooks: The Greater Good was written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, with regular series director Bharat Nalluri behind the camera. The film will open in cinemas on May 8.

Spooks, known as Mi-5 in the Us, ran for 86 episodes from 2002 to 2011. It also spawned a short-lived spinoff, »

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Watch the thrilling new trailer for Spooks: The Greater Good

26 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Spooks: The Greater Good has premiered a new trailer.

The spy thriller, based on the BBC and Kudos Film and Television's long-running TV series, sees Peter Firth return to the role of Harry Pearce with Game of Thrones star Kit Harington on board as a new character, MI5 spy Will Holloway.

The storyline focuses on Pearce being forced to resign after high-profile terrorist Adem Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody.

When Pearce disappears off a bridge into the Thames, Harington's former agent Holloway is drafted in from Moscow to foil a bomb threat from Qasim and uncover the truth surrounding his former mentor.

Spooks: The Greater Good was written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, with regular series director Bharat Nalluri behind the camera. The film will open in cinemas on May 8.

Spooks, known as Mi-5 in the Us, ran for 86 episodes from 2002 to 2011. It also spawned a short-lived spinoff, »

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Film Nerd 2.0 digs into the notion of 'what is appropriate' between the PG and R

2 March 2015 9:45 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's been a strange couple of weeks of films with the boys. First, we had a period of almost three weeks where I didn't get to see them because of all sorts of different scheduling issues. The hardest part of adjusting to life as a divided family is making my peace with the very different way the kids and I spend time together now. I've gone from having hours with them every day to having a handful of hours every couple of weeks. It makes time feel much more precious, but it can add a layer of stress, as well, because I'm constantly aware of the ticking clock. I know the boys feel it, too. We talk when I don't see them, but it's not the same. You try having a serious conversation on the phone with a seven-year-old. It's just not satisfying, no matter what. Kids today don't really »

- Drew McWeeny

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Daily | Berlinale 2015 Diary #2

6 February 2015 1:30 PM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

In today's Berlinale Diary: Thoughts on Jafar Panahi's remarkable Taxi, the third film he's made and seen premiere at a major European film festival since Iranian authorities slapped him with a 20-year ban on filmmaking. Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damien Lewis and Jenny Agutter has its moments but is overall surprisingly bland; and Andrew Haigh's moving 45 years with Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay is an accomplished followup to 2011 breakthrough, Weekend. » - David Hudson »

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Spooks: The Greater Good posters unveiled, trailer arriving tomorrow

28 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Spooks: The Greater Good has unveiled a pair of first-look posters exclusively through Digital Spy.

The artwork for the spy thriller, based on the BBC and Kudos Film and Television's long-running TV series, show Kit Harington and Spooks veteran Peter Firth as Will Holloway and Harry Pearce.

The first trailer for Spooks: The Greater Good will be unveiled tomorrow morning (January 29) at around 8am.

The storyline focuses on Pearce being forced to resign after high-profile terrorist Adam Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody.

When Pearce disappears off a bridge into the Thames, Harington's former agent Holloway is drafted in from Moscow to foil a bomb thread from Qasim and uncover the truth surrounding the disappearance of his former mentor.

Spooks: The Greater Good was written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, with regular series director Bharat Nalluri behind the camera. The film will open in cinemas on May 8.

Spooks, »

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Spooks: The Greater Good posters unveiled, trailer arriving tomorrow

28 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spooks: The Greater Good has unveiled a pair of first-look posters exclusively through Digital Spy.

The artwork for the spy thriller, based on the BBC and Kudos Film and Television's long-running TV series, show Kit Harington and Spooks veteran Peter Firth as Will Holloway and Harry Pearce.

The first trailer for Spooks: The Greater Good will be unveiled tomorrow morning (January 29) at around 8am.

The storyline focuses on Pearce being forced to resign after high-profile terrorist Adam Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody.

When Pearce disappears off a bridge into the Thames, Harington's former agent Holloway is drafted in from Moscow to foil a bomb thread from Qasim and uncover the truth surrounding the disappearance of his former mentor.

Spooks: The Greater Good was written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, with regular series director Bharat Nalluri behind the camera. The film will open in cinemas on May 8.

Spooks, »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Call the Midwife, Mr Selfridge

25 January 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Call the Midwife: BBC One, 8pm

New arrival Barbara (Fresh Meat's Charlotte Ritchie) faces a challenge when she treats a first-time mother and the birth doesn't quite go according to plan.

Meanwhile, Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) is struggling with the increasingly desperate financial situation at Nonnatus House, until a mysterious benefactor comes to the rescue.

Top Gear: BBC Two, 8pm

Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May are back for a new series of the motoring show.

The Top Gear boys start the series off in Russia, where they go up against The Stig - all with different methods of transport - for an exciting race across Saint Petersburg.

Mr Selfridge: ITV, 9pm

The period drama returns for a third series, starring Jeremy Piven as charismatic department store owner Harry Selfridge.

Picking up where the last series left off, Selfridge mourns the death of his wife »

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