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David Puttnam Named Life President of U.K.'s National Film and TV School

8 July 2017 3:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The U.K.'s National Film and Television School officially opened two new facilities on Friday, while at the same time announcing David Puttnam as its new life president. Puttnam takes over from the late Richard Attenborough

The new buildings — the Channel 4 Rose Building and Sky Studios at the Nfts — are part of a £20 million ($26 million) development of the school, comprising a 4K digital content studio and two teaching buildings covering more than 20,000 square feet in total. 

"The Nfts is one of the world’s leading film schools, and these new facilities will ensure it continues to »

- Alex Ritman

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David Puttnam Named Life President of U.K.'s National Film and TV School

8 July 2017 3:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The U.K.'s National Film and Television School officially opened two new facilities on Friday, while at the same time announcing David Puttnam as its new life president. Puttnam takes over from the late Richard Attenborough

The new buildings — the Channel 4 Rose Building and Sky Studios at the Nfts — are part of a £20 million ($26 million) development of the school, comprising a 4K digital content studio and two teaching buildings covering more than 20,000 square feet in total. 

"The Nfts is one of the world’s leading film schools, and these new facilities will ensure it continues to »

- Alex Ritman

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Nfts launches £20m facilities

7 July 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

David Puttnam named school’s life president.

MP and former culture minister Ed Vaizey has officially opened two new National Film And Television School (Nfts) buildings on the school’s campus in Beaconsfield.

Titled the Channel 4 Rose Building, after the late senior commissioning editor and Channel 4 David Rose, and Sky Studios at the Nfts respectively, the buildings are part of a £20m development at the School.

At an event held this morning (July 7) on site, David Puttnam was named life president of the Nfts.

The new school facilities include a 4K Digital Content Studio, two teaching buildings, a second cinema, and supplementary teaching space.

Funding for the project form the Dcms (Department for Culture Media and Spor), Channel 4, Sky, and the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, with additional funding from partners including the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce), the British Film Institute (BFI), Creative Skillset, the Broccoli »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Early Buzz Says War For The Planet Of The Apes Is Summer’s Best Movie

16 June 2017 5:38 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Dubbed the “final chapter” in Fox’s prequel trilogy – for now, at least – there’s a profound sense of magnitude and importance resting on the furry shoulders of War For the Planet of the Apes.

Both Dawn and Rise drew praise for the ways in which they balanced spectacle with a sophisticated, fiercely compelling narrative – the franchise’s box office total is a testimony to that feat, too, which currently stands at $1.1 billion – but with War For the Planet, Matt Reeves and Fox’s threequel looks set to tip the scales ever so slightly in favor of a full-blown conflict.

That’s not to say that both parties have engineered a big, loud, and dumb blockbuster, far from it; merely that War For the Planet of the Apes has raised the stakes so high that it’s small wonder why it’s been called the darkest entry in Fox’s saga yet. »

- Matt Joseph

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Dinosaurs Roam Free in Jurassic World 2 Posters and Display

23 May 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Is life about to find a way again? That appears to be the case for Jurassic World 2, according to some newly revealed marketing materials for the movie. One of the new posters for the highly-anticipated sequel that has surfaced online reveals that the classic tagline, "Life finds a way," may have a part to play in the movie.

Universal has a display set up at the Licensing Expo, and they are going all in on director J.A. Bayona's Jurassic World 2. The studio has a massive section of the exhibitor floor dedicated to the next installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, which gives us a look at some of the stuff that may be appearing in the movie. One of the most interesting things on display is a banner that features the classic logo with the June 22, 2018, release date plastered over it, with the rest of the banner featuring the line, »

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James Cromwell’s character in Jurassic World 2 has an important connection to the original Jurassic Park

28 April 2017 12:07 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

James Cromwell’s character in the upcoming Jurassic World 2 has an interesting link to a key character from the original Jurassic Park. Sitting down with Larry King, he reveals that his character, Benjamin Lockwood, has a through-line all the way back to the 1993 original:

“The character Richard Attenborough played (John Hammond), I’m his partner, Benjamin Lockwood. We developed the technology of being able to clone the genes. And so I’m trying to deal with the blowback from what we have done.”

The sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World is getting very interesting. Recently, we found out that the legendary Jeff Goldblum is returning as the iconic Dr. Ian Malcolm, and now we are starting to see even more connections to the original. It seems that Jurassic World 2 is closely tied to the original Jurassic ParkChris Pratt has even revealed that the sequel will be darker, and scarier. »

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James Cromwell Explains Who He’ll Play In Jurassic World 2

28 April 2017 8:46 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Academy Award nominee James Cromwell has been gracing screens both big and small for over 50 years. His impressive career has spanned genre and medium, as much as it has spanned independent projects and Hollywood blockbusters. So, it is perhaps a logical step to include him in the cast of Jurassic World 2, in a role that sounds like it essentially replaces the story function filled by the late Richard Attenborough within the franchise narrative – that of ‘The Man With Whom The Buck Stops.’

There is precedent within the Jurassic Park series for characters from the first instalment to reappear. Jeff Goldblum, as Ian Malcolm, starred in the second film – The Lost World: Jurassic Park – and returns for Jurassic World 2. Sam Neill and Laura Dern, as Drs. Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler, respectively – returned for Jurassic Park III. Richard Attenborough, who played billionaire, theme-park-visionary John Hammond, passed away in 2014 – so it seems »

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Jurassic World 2 Ties Directly to Jurassic Park

27 April 2017 3:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday it was revealed that Jeff Goldblum has joined the cast of Jurassic World 2 and now we have new information about another tie to Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. Director J.A. Boyana and star Chris Pratt have both previously stated that the sequel will be much darker than Jurassic World and a little more like the first Jurassic Park. As previously reported, Goldblum will reprise his character of Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World 2 and the creepy Dilophosaurus as well as the T-Rex will also be returning. The sequel is filming now, so not much is known about specific plot points, but today we have a new piece of information that connects Jurassic World 2 to Jurassic Park.

In an interview with Larry King Now, James Cromwell elaborated about his role as Benjamin Lockwood in the film. Cromwell also sheds some more light on his character's relationship with John Hammond, »

- MovieWeb

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Newswire: James Cromwell joins Jurassic World 2 as one of the men who first cloned dinosaurs

27 April 2017 3:11 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Thanks to a cartoon DNA strand, the original Jurassic Park makes it clear that Richard Attenborough’s John Hammond is the guy who the entire project that made cloning dinosaurs possible, but it sounds like Jurassic World 2 might be throwing a new wrinkle into that backstory. As reported by Looper, James Cromwell stopped by Larry King Now this week and not only confirmed that he’s in Jurassic World 2, but also that he’s playing a character who could be hugely important to the core mythology of the series. He says that he’s playing a guy named Benjamin Lockwood, who was John Hammond’s “partner” back in the day and even helped him develop the dinosaur cloning technology that made Jurassic Park possible.

Assuming that’s all accurate, this is a pretty big retcon for the Jurassic Park series. Beyond John Hammond’s company, the original movie ...

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- Sam Barsanti

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Jeff Goldblum to Return for ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel

25 April 2017 7:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jeff Goldblum is coming back to the world of dinosaurs and will appear in Universal-Amblin Entertainment’s next “Jurassic World” film.

J.A. Bayona is directing the next installment. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning for the sequel to the 2015 blockbuster “Jurassic World.” The sequel also stars Justice Smith, James Cromwell, and Toby Jones.

Goldblum co-starred in 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and in 1997’s “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” but was absent from “Jurassic World.” He played the quick-witted mathematician Ian Malcolm, who managed to survive in both films.

At one point in “Jurassic Park,” he’s told by Richard Attenborough’s John Hammond, “All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!” Goldblum responded, “Yeah, but, John, if the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.”

Colin Trevorrow, who directed “Jurassic World,” wrote the script for the sequel with Derek Connolly. »

- Dave McNary

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Mahabharata will be India’s biggest ever Motion Picture

25 April 2017 9:07 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Setting a record in the Indian film industry, Dr. B.R. Shetty, UAE based billionaire businessman and philanthropist, is investing Rs. 1000 crores (Usd 150 million) to produce India’s biggest ever motion picture, Mahabharata. Noted advertising filmmaker, V.A Shrikumar Menon, is directing this magnum opus. Mahabharata will be produced in two parts and is scheduled to go on floor by September 2018 and will be released in early 2020. The second part of the film will be released within 90 days of the first part. The film will be shot primarily in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and will be dubbed into major Indian languages and leading foreign languages.

The film will be a coming together of the crème de la crème of Indian and global cinema, in terms of its cast and crew. The technical crew will include some of the great names in world cinema including Academy Award-winners. The cast »

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Brian Cox Will Fight Them On The Beaches In New Trailer For WW2 Biopic ‘Churchill’ [Watch

25 April 2017 8:52 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Let us pitch you something quickly. It’s a movie called “Crisis On Infinite Churchills,” and it’s an “Avengers”-style team-up movie where all the actors who’ve played the great British leaders — Michael Gambon, Albert Finney, Brendan Gleeson, John Lithgow, Timothy Spall, a CGI recreation of a young Richard Attenborough — reprise the role as the various parallel-universe versions of Churchill battle “Highlander”-style for supremacy.

Continue reading Brian Cox Will Fight Them On The Beaches In New Trailer For WW2 Biopic ‘Churchill’ [Watch at The Playlist. »

- The Playlist

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All new Doctor Dolittle has Robert Downey Jr all set to talk to the animals

21 March 2017 7:44 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

From egotistical flying superhero to animal whisperer – is there nothing Robert Downey Jr. cannot do? Yes, that’s right the Iron Man stalwart is hanging up the lycra to take on the part of the beloved Doctor Dolittle in the upcoming The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.

You’ve guessed it; it’s yet another reboot which Universal has gotten their mitts on. Doctor Dolittle is the age old story of a Doctor who can talk to the animals. It saw its first adaption from Hugh Lofting’s series of books, which were published nearly a century ago, back in 1967 as a musical with Rex Harrison as Dolittle and also starred Richard Attenborough. For younger audiences, you may be more familiar with Eddie Murphy’s venture back in the 1998 remake which subsequently saw a sequel released in 2001.

Oscar-winning Stephen Gaghan, who directed Matthew McConaughey in Gold this year, »

- Zehra Phelan

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Tom Hiddleston Narrates April The Giraffe’s Livestream

2 March 2017 6:31 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Leave it to the internet’s boyfriend to make the latest viral sensation even cooler. As the internet collectively bites their finger nails down to stubs waiting for April the giraffe to give birth, Tom Hiddleston has stepped in to calm everyone’s nerves with the soothing sounds of his dulcet voice. Channeling his best Richard Attenborough, […] »

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Exclusive Interview: Director Gurinder Chadha talks about Viceroy’s House

1 March 2017 8:54 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Set at the time of Indian independence and the Partition, Viceroy’s House arrives in UK cinemas this Friday.  Director Gurinder Chadha took time off from promoting the film to talk to Flickering Myth’s Freda Cooper about why the film was such a personal project, and to share memories of the late Om Puri.

Fifteen years on from her breakthrough as a director, Bend It Like Beckham, Gurinder Chadha is drawing on family history for Viceroy’s House, set during the late 1940s when the Indian continent went through substantial change.  India itself achieved independence and the separate state of Pakistan was also founded.

Brought up with her grandmother’s stories of those days, the idea of making a film on the subject only took hold when Chadha appeared on Who Do You Think You Are?  “My ancestral homeland was in the foothills of the Himalayas, the part of »

- Freda Cooper

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The outsider's story by Anne-Katrin Titze

10 February 2017 5:42 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

A United Kingdom and Belle director Amma Asante; "I love the idea that things aren't always what they seem." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The day before the red carpet Us Premiere at The Paris Theatre in New York, Amma Asante, the director of A United Kingdom, which stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike with Laura Carmichael, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Jessica Oyelowo, Terry Pheto, Abena

Ayivor, Vusi Kunene, Jack Davenport and Tom Felton, sat down with me for a conversation. Screenwriter Guy Hibbert, production designer Simon Bowles, costume designer Anushia Nieradzik, The Color Bar by Susan Williams, setting up the meeting of Ruth Williams and Seretse Khama, sisterhood, the importance of a speech, Brighton Rock with Richard Attenborough, and her next film Where Hands Touch with Amandla Stenberg and George MacKay were touched upon.

Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) and Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo)

The private obstructions for Ruth (Rosamund Pike) and Seretse (David Oyelowo »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Here’s an incredible Japanese poster for Kong Skull Island

7 February 2017 5:41 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

This may well be the best movie poster released this year. It’s certainly a far cry from the witless artistic meanderings thrown about by many of the big studios for their blockbusters. Kong Skull Island is building on some very solid foundations however, and the new Japanese IMAX poster is a wonderful throwback to the decades of over the top poster art. With just a few weeks to go until the mighty beast is unleashed now is a good time to catch up with what we’ve seen so far.

Related: The Biggest Monster Movies

Our initial trip to Skull Island was via a curiously tentative first trailer, which was superseded by a gloriously monster-focused Japanese version.  Then we had a very impressive IMAX poster inspired by the famous Apocalypse Now marketing, complementing an already fine selection of posters for Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ film. This new poster »

- Jon Lyus

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John Hurt: 10 key performances from Alien to Doctor Who

28 January 2017 2:06 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

John Hurt, who died on Friday, was a brilliant and versatile actor who made memorable film appearances over five decades. Here we look at ten of the best

Hurt’s first major film role was as the hapless Timothy Evans, executed for murders committed by his neighbour John Christie. Richard Attenborough, as Christie, set a world standard for creepiness, but Hurt excelled as the pathetic, wronged Evans.

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- Andrew Pulver

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John Hurt: 10 key performances from Alien to Doctor Who

28 January 2017 2:06 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

John Hurt, who died on Friday, was a brilliant and versatile actor who made memorable film appearances over five decades. Here we look at ten of the best

Hurt’s first major film role was as the hapless Timothy Evans, executed for murders committed by his neighbour John Christie. Richard Attenborough, as Christie, set a world standard for creepiness, but Hurt excelled as the pathetic, wronged Evans.

Related: John Hurt, versatile star of The Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter, dies aged 77

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- Andrew Pulver

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Watch Us Pull a Rabbit Out of our Hat

23 January 2017 7:10 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

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