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Looks like we weren’t the only ones impressed by Edge of Tomorrow. Recently, it was revealed that Dante Harper, the first screenwriter to work on the Tom Cruise sci-fi action-adventure, has been hired by Warner Bros. to pen the script for a live-action Akira adaptation.
The troubled project currently has Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra set to helm, who previously said he’d backed away from the adaptation over concerns with the script. Evidently, Warner Bros. is still invested in moving Akira forward, and the studio has opted to stump up the cash to hire a red-hot writer to do just that. Edge of Tomorrow was a terrific, extremely well-written film, so I’m hopeful that Harper has what it takes to finally get this project off the ground.
- Isaac Feldberg
There has been a lot of talk about a Fight Club sequel, and the novel that David Fincher’s beloved 1999 movie was based on is about to get one…in comic book form! Chuck Palahniuk will release the 10-issue series in 2015 through Dark Horse Comics, and artist Cameron Stewart will join him.
Palahniuk will appear at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend at a Fight Club panel alongside Fincher, so we’ll likely hear a lot more about the project then. However, the author has already revealed some details, including the fact that it will take place in both the future and the past.
To begin with, it picks up a decade after the ending of the original book, and the protagonist (played by Edward Norton in the movie) is now married to Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter) and has a 9-year-old son named Junior. However, the narrator is failing »
- Josh Wilding
Buried in a Deadline article about Dante Harper signing on Fox 2000's The Secret of the Temple, is an aside that Harper is also working on Warner Bros.' live-action adaptation of the Katsuhiro Otomo's manga and 1988 anime, Akira. Yes, that on again, off again film just won't die. Back in January 2012, Warner Bros. shutdown production on the live-action Akira film, despite securing the talented cast of Garret Hedlund, Ken Watanabe, Helena Bonham Carter and Kristen Stewart. Now, it seems Serra is back at work and the studio has turned to Harper to craft the script for another tricky, Eastern intellectual property. Harper wrote the very first draft of All You Need Is Kill, the spec script which resulted in a bidding war that saw the studio purchase the script for $3 million dollars (however, the numerous changes to the script after the purchase resulted in Harper not being credited »
The film is about not only the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps but the work by army and newsreel cameramen to document the horrific scenes they found in 1944 and 1945. The footage had been planned to be used in a contemporary film spearheaded by Sidney Bernstein, which Alfred Hitchcock was asked to edit; but that project was scrapped. The Imperial War Museum has restored the original footage.
Helena Bonham Carter narrates.
The film is being slated for a UK theatrical release on Sept 19.
The film had a work in progress screening at the Berlinale and then had its UK premiere at Sheffield, where it won a jury special mention. It screens this week at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
The BFI deal was done with Spring Films and Angel TV; Cinephil is handling international sales. The BFI had »
- email@example.com (Wendy Mitchell)
‘I’m interested in films that scar’ February 96’ (Empire Magazine)
‘I’m not interested in the guy on his own, in a dark room sharpening his knives’ (Zodiac Commentary)
At the heart of David Fincher is a contradiction. Beneath his meticulous approach and need for perfection is a conflict of interest. With a history of visually striking music videos which often extend into short narrative films, Fincher’s unflinching focus on character and exploration of social agendas make him a true original. For someone defined in part by his use of darkness, that Fincher would feign indifference to those characters that exist within it is baffling. If we discount The Curious Case of Benjamin Button it becomes apparent that elsewhere, from Alien3 through to The Social Network, are pivotal characters with thematically dark undertones. So the question is, how can he be »
- Gary Collinson
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” swung into theaters and snagged an estimated $73 million domestic debut this weekend from audiences looking for a blockbuster with brains.
The 20th Century Fox release unspooled across 3,967 U.S. theaters and was fueled by a glowing reviews, with many critics calling it the summer’s best popcorn film.
“It’s one of those rare times when critics and audiences agree and the confluence created a perfect storm for a phenomenal opening,” said Chris Aronson, president of domestic distribution at 20th Century Fox. “A lot of the movies over the last couple of weeks have been received on the tepid side, shall we say, so the market was ripe for a high quality, visually-stunning film.”
Overseas, the film brought in $31.1 million from 26 markets, most of them smaller territories with the exception of Australia and South Korea.
Its U.S. debut exceeds the $60 million bow »
- Brent Lang
David Fincher‘s Fight Club wowed audiences with his typical technical brilliance and sharp use of CGI, but it remains an amazing piece of work fifteen years later for its narrative, social commentary and fantastic black humor. Misunderstood and under-appreciated by many upon its release, the film has gone on to earn legions of fans over the years, and listening to the commentary track featuring Fincher, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter (one of four commentaries on the disc) opens up an even more detailed appreciation of the film. It’s actually one of the very first commentary tracks (or “auxiliary tracks” as Fincher calls them) I ever listened to many years ago, and the discovery that we had yet to cover it here made it well worth a second listen. Keep reading to see what I heard on the commentary for Fight Club. Fight Club (1999) Commentators: David Fincher (director), Edward Norton & Brad Pitt & Helena Bonham Carter »
- Rob Hunter
Chicago – Some old TV favorites and some new online upstarts highlight the nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which takes place on Monday, August 25th, 2014. The Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” competes with stalwart sitcoms “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family” at this year’s ceremony.
The Emmy Awards Will Be Broadcast Live on NBC, August 25th, 2014
Photo credit: Emmys.com
The nominations were revealed by the Television Academy on the morning of July 10th, 2014, and were announced by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. Late night host Seth Meyers will host the 2014 edition of the Emmy Awards, to air live on NBC-tv. The complete list of nominations are as followed…
Best Series (Drama)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Detective (HBO)
Best Actor (Drama Series)
Jon Hamm »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
It is entirely possible that Planet of the Apes has the best batting average of any long-running movie franchise. In 46 years, there have been good Apes movies, and fascinatingly bad Apes movies, and at least one legitimate Hall of Fame masterwork (the original film, one of the most brutally cynical adventures in Hollywood history). The first film was based on a novel by French author Pierre Boule about a monkey planet—but the sequels set off in fascinating, frequently goofy, always energetic new directions.
The central running motif of Humans Wearing Ape Makeup (analog or digital) turned into a freefloating »
- Darren Franich
Now that the Emmy nominations are here, some of the day's deserving nominees are weighing in - many in wry fashion. • "I am so glad you love Violet so much ... These nominations keep her from kicking the bucket." - Maggie Smith, nominated for her role as the sharp-tongued Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey • "Sometimes acting is like inviting a new lodger in and she was definitely the most fun to have around. I miss her. And the diamonds." - Helena Bonham Carter, nominated for her role as Elizabeth Taylor in Burton and Taylor• "This is an embarrassment of riches, and boy, »
- Michelle Tauber
The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced today, with Game of Thrones and American Horror Story picking up quite a few nominations in top categories. The Walking Dead also picked up nominations for visual effects and sound editing. The official list is below and the winners will be announced live during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)
“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)
“The Normal Heart” (HBO)
- Jonathan James
The nominations for the 66th Emmy Awards were released this morning, and I’m surprisingly satisfied with the results. Though there were an overabundance of nominations for the so-so Netflix series House of Cards and not nearly enough (read: any) for BBC America’s criminally-underrated Orphan Black, including for lead actress Tatiana Maslany, the categories shook out in a mostly predictable, if fair way.
Of course, heavyweights Breaking Bad and True Detective will be duking it out in the Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series categories (the latter of which saw both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson swipe nominations). Other shows which scored big include American Horror Story: Coven, dominating the Miniseries categories, Game of Thrones, which has the most nominations at 19, and Fargo, trailing just behind with 18.
I’m particularly pleased to see Idris Elba squeak into Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie »
- Isaac Feldberg
This morning was like Christmas for TV and Emmy fanatics, and among the nominees this year, as usual, were a slew of former Oscar winners. In the acting categories this year, it was no surprise to see Matthew McConaughey chalked up for his work in HBO's "True Detective" just four months after completing a near run of the movie awards season table that culminated in a Best Actor Oscar win for "Dallas Buyers Club." Will HBO's decision to put the show in the drama series category rather than miniseries hold him back from an Emmy, given the potential bounty of goodwill for Bryan Cranston and the final season of "Breaking Bad?" We'll soon find out. Joining McConaughey in the category was "Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty" star Kevin Spacey, nominated a second-straight year for Netflix's "House of Cards. In the supporting actor ranks, Jon Voight, Oscar winner for 1978's "Coming Home, »
- Kristopher Tapley
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards this morning. The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air live on Monday, August 25 (8pm Et / 5pm Pt) on NBC.
Take a look at The Emmy Awards nominees below.
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced today, with the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones leading the pack with 19 nods in total, including Best Drama Series, where it will compete against Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Mad Men and True Detective. The small screen adaptation of Fargo pulled in 18 nominations, followed by American Horror Story with 17 and Breaking Bad and The Normal Heart with 16.
In terms of the broadcasters, HBO pulled in a whopping 99 nominations in total, while Netflix managed 31 nominations, thanks to strong showings for House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. Check out the full list of contenders here…
Lead Actor in a Drama
- Gary Collinson
The 2014 Emmy Award nominations were announced today and led by HBO's "Game of Thrones" with 19 total nominations. New show "Fargo" scored 18, followed by "American Horror Story", "Breaking Bad", The Normal Heart and not too far down the line "True Detective" with 12. The one show I love and continue to watch, "Hannibal" received zero nominations, but then again, I have never paid too much attention to the Emmys, primarily because people have to nominate themselves, something I've never understood. "Game of Thrones" 19 "Fargo" 18 "American Horror Story: Coven" 17 "Breaking Bad" 16 "The Normal Heart" 16 "Saturday Night Live" 14 "House of Cards" 13 "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" 12 "Downton Abbey" 12 "Orange Is the New Black" 12 From a network perspective, leading the pack was HBO, coming in just one nomination shy of a 100 and it wasn't even a close race with CBS coming in second with 47. HBO 99 CBS 47 NBC 46 FX Networks 45 ABC 37 The top shelf nominations are listed »
- Brad Brevet
It’s still near the crack of dawn on the west coast—but reactions from newly-minted nominees for this year’s 66th Annual Primetime Emmys have already begun to roll in. Here’s a partial list of tweets and statements; we’ll update it constantly throughout the day as more nominees react. (And keep an eye out for EW’s individual nominee interviews as well.)
Martin Freeman, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Fargo) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Sherlock): “Thank you, people of Emmyland. To be nominated in such company is an honour, »
- Hillary Busis
Is it that time again? Yes, awards season is always our favourite time of the year and America’s most glamourous TV awards show The Emmys have revealed all the nominations for their 2014 award season.
Mindy Kaling and Carson Daily took to the stage to reveal the nominations, and there were some big surprises (and big shockers too!). The Brits are also flying the flag at the Emmys too, with Luther, Game Of Thrones, Sherlock and Downton Abbey all earning big nominations. But the bigger winners of the nominees are definitely HBO, you only have to look at the list to see how many times one of their shows or TV movies pop up.
Check out the full nominations below. The actual award ceremony, hosted by Seth Meyers (pictured) will take place August 25th on NBC.
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
- Lucy Cave
Game of Thrones picked up the most Emmy nominations this year, winning a total of 19 nods.
The HBO fantasy drama, based on the books of George Rr Martin, will battle it out for the title of Outstanding Drama Series with Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Mad Men and True Detective.
True Detective also did well in the nominations - with both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson winning Lead Actor shouts - while Fargo grabbed a nod for Outstanding Miniseries and recognition for stars Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman and Colin Hanks. The FX drama was in second place in the total number of nominations, picking up 18.
Freeman was actually a double nominee, »
Breaking Bad‘s final season is also heading out on a swan song, earning a grand total of 16 nominations, including nods for Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Lead Actor Bryan Cranston, Supporting Actor Aaron Paul, Supporting Actress Anna Gunn and Outstanding Writing and Directing for creator Vince Gilligan.
Among the other nominees for Outstanding Drama were Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Mad Men and True Detective, all of which, with the exception of new series True Detective, have appeared in this category before.
HBO’s drama likewise picked up acting nominations for both Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in the Lead Actor in a Drama category. The new show scored a total of 12 nominations, just behind Netflix’s House of Cards with »
- Brian Welk
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