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Two decades after an unproduced emergency room-set screenplay by Michael Crichton became the biggest show on television, NBC’s ER, another unproduced medical drama screenplay by the bestselling author and Harvard-educated MD is headed to television. CBS has given a put pilot commitment to Genes, from ER producer Warner Bros. TV. Written by Rick Eid based on a screenplay by the late Crichton, Genes, from Wbtv and CrichtonSun LLC, is described as a high-concept medical soap… »
HBO has long been known for pushing the envelope with their TV series, most notably Game of Thrones, which has come under fire several times for its depictions of lurid sex acts and several characters being forcibly raped. The pay cable network will seemingly continue this tradition with Westworld, as Business Insider reveals a document from Central Casting, which details some of the sexual acts that extras are being asked to perform on the upcoming sci-fi series. Here's an excerpt from the document.
"This document serves to inform you that this project will require you to be fully nude and/or witness others fully nude and participate in graphic sexual situations. By accepting this Project Assignment, you may be required to do any of the following: appear fully nude; wear a pubic hair patch; perform genital-to-genital touching; have your genitals painted; simulate oral sex with hand-to-genital touching; contort to form »
If you're a fan of "The Prisoner," I have a feeling you're going to really like Ben Wheatley's "High-Rise," adapted from the J.G. Ballard novel. One of the things I learned early on about "The Prisoner" was that it is not for everyone. While I love the look of the world and the way the stories are told and the heightened sense of reality, I have seen enough people reject the entire thing outright to get that it is a particular taste. When you're talking about adapting the work of British novelist J.G. Ballard into film, you're automatically starting from a place outside the mainstream. He wasn't writing books like Michael Crichton, hoping for a film deal to turn his barely-more-than-an-outline into a big summer blockbuster. Ballard wrote end-of-the-world science-fiction and he dealt with the darkest corners of the human heart in work like "The Atrocity Exhibition" or "Crash, »
- Drew McWeeny
Returning to Fantastic Fest with his second feature, following last year’s The Incident, Isaac Ezban’s sci-fi thriller, The Similars (Los Paracidos), will have its world premiere on September 25th, and in leading up to the big event the studio has released the first trailer which shows Ezban’s signature lo-fi sci-fi aesthetic. PopOptiq will becovering Fantastic Fest once again this year and we hope to bring you a review of The Similars which many people are already describing as a mind-bending Twilight Zone-tinged thriller that pays tribute to the great sci-fi films of the 1950s and ’60s. In an interivew with variety, the director had this to say about this sophomore feature:
My biggest influences on that genre, well, there’s obviously The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. I even took specific references from some specific episodes, as I did with Lost for The Incident. Hopefully »
Ellie Bamber ("Pride And Prejudice And Zombies") has joined the cast of the Tom Ford drama "Nocturnal Animals" at Focus Features. Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Isla Fisher, Kim Basinger, Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson also star.
The two-part story follows a woman (Adams) who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second part revolves around a man (Gyllenhaal) whose family vacation turns violent. Bamber will play Gyllenhaal's daughter. [Source: Variety]
Huston's character will be a new friend of Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) and could return for a third season as she says the pair have "palpable chemistry". [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
Westworld is beefing up its cast. The upcoming HBO sci-fi drama has added Selma and Dear White People star Tessa Thompson as a series regular. Thompson will play Charlotte Hale. No details are known yet about the character except that she has a “unique perspective” on Westworld and that she will be a type of “investigator” in the series. In addition her recent starring roles in films, Thompson has appeared on many TV series in the past. Her credits include Heroes, Detroit 1-8-7, 666 Park Avenue, and Copper. She joins Westworld‘s all-star cast, which includes Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs), Thandie Newton (Rogue), Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire), James Marsden (30 Rock), Ed Harris (The Rock), Eion Bailey (Once Upon a Time), and Evan Rachel Wood (True Blood). Westword is based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film and will be written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The series will focus on a futuristic, »
- Chris King
Tessa Thompson (Dear White People) has joined the cast of HBO’s upcoming drama series Westworld as a regular. Described as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin, Westworld, from Jonah Nolan and Jj Abrams, is inspired by the 1973 feature from writer-director Michael Crichton. Thompson will play Charlotte Hale, a mysterious and savvy provocateur with a unique perspective on Westworld. She joins previously cast Anthony Hopkins, Ed… »
Toronto sees the Sutherland father-son team appear on screen together for the first time, in a pure western that rejects revisionism in favour of unadulterated fun
In 1973, the bored urbanites of Michael Crichton’s Westworld left the office behind to play cowboys and indians in a luxury theme park staffed by robots. A podgy middle manager could live out his dreams in a fake frontier town: assuming the role of sheriff and protecting the terrified townsfolk by shooting it out with the bad guys – all without the threat of injury or death.
With Forsaken, a western about a lone gunman trying to resist violence to please his preacher dad, Kiefer and Donald Sutherland take the ride. Jon Cassar’s film rejects the recent revisionism that’s flooded the genre. His take – a straight rip-off of the classics – is weirdly refreshing as a result.
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- Henry Barnes
The year that gave us Gremlins, Ghostbusters and The Temple Of Doom also gave us these 20 underappreciated movies...
It's been said that 1984 was a vintage year for movies, and looking back, it's easy to see why. The likes of Ghostbusters and Gremlins served up comedy, action and the macabre in equal measure. James Cameron's The Terminator cemented Arnold Schwarzenegger's star status and gave us one of the greatest sci-fi action movies of the decade.
This was also the year where the Coen brothers made their screen debut with the stunning thriller Blood Simple, and when the Zucker brothers followed up Airplane! with the equally hilarious Top Secret! And we still haven't even mentioned Beverly Hills Cop, This Is Spinal Tap, The Karate Kid, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom and the unexpectedly successful romantic comedy, Splash. Then there was Milos Forman's sumptuous period drama Amadeus, which »
Shattering records globally, Jurassic World crushed the opening-weekend box-office, scoring the highest domestic, international and worldwide openings of all time. The film has taken in more than $1.6 billion globally to become the third-highest grossing film in history.
Now fans can experience the thrill and awe when Jurassic World arrives on Digital HD on October 1, 2015 and on 3-D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 20, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. More than two decades since Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park was released, fans of the original films and new moviegoers alike can witness the story come full circle as the park that was only a promise comes to life.
Now, 22 years later, an even bigger and enormously popular attraction has risen on Isla Nubar: Jurassic World. To keep attendance high, the park operators introduce a new, genetically modified hybrid creature called Indominus Rex. Bigger, stronger and far more intelligent than »
- Michelle McCue
Viewers will be able to enter the realm of dinosaurs from the comfort of their couches this fall, when Jurassic World comes out on Digital HD October 1st and 3-D Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray, and DVD October 20th.
Press Release: Universal City, Calif., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Shattering records globally, Jurassic World crushed the opening-weekend box-office, scoring the highest domestic, international and worldwide openings of all time. The film has taken in more than $1.6 billion globally to become the third-highest grossing film in history. Now fans can experience the thrill and awe when Jurassic World arrives on Digital HD on October 1, 2015 and on 3-D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on October 20, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. More than two decades since Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park was released, fans of the original films and new moviegoers alike can witness the story come full circle as the park that was only a promise comes to life. »
- Derek Anderson
In response to enormous popular demand, IMAX Corporation and Universal Pictures today announced that Universal and Amblin Entertainment's global-record-breaking film, Jurassic World, will receive a special week-long engagement in domestic IMAX® 3D theatres beginning Aug. 28. Since its record-setting global IMAX release on June 12, Jurassic World has become the second-highest-grossing film in IMAX's history, with $116 million and counting, second only to Avatar. Said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment.
"Starting with its record-shattering debut in IMAX theatres around the globe, Jurassic World truly has become a cultural phenomenon. We're proud to have been a part of this ground-breaking release and now we look forward to offering audiences another opportunity to experience Jurassic World in IMAX."
Said Nick Carpou, President of Distribution, Universal Pictures.
In response to enormous popular demand, IMAX and Universal Pictures today announced that Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s global-record-breaking film, Jurassic World, will receive a special week-long engagement in domestic IMAX 3D theatres beginning Aug. 28.
“Starting with its record-shattering debut in IMAX theatres around the globe, Jurassic World truly has become a cultural phenomenon,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We’re proud to have been a part of this ground-breaking release and now we look forward to offering audiences another opportunity to experienceJurassic World in IMAX.”
- Michelle McCue
Imagine you’re Detroit cop Alex Murphy. You’re an ordinary man in every respect: a loving husband and father with a home and a mortgage. But then you wake up one day and you aren’t Alex Murphy anymore. The hands you look down on are no longer your hands. Your memories have been replaced by directives.
The cinemagoers who made Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop a hit in 1987 probably weren’t expecting a film about the nature of human existence, and some may not have consciously noted its philosophical undercurrent at all. But it’s this existentialist edge that, when coupled with its searing violence and black humour, makes for such an irresistible sci-fi movie. »
Michael Crichton's Westworld took place in a high-tech amusement park by the name of Delos; the park consisted of three "worlds," Roman World, Medieval World, and Westworld, all populated by highly realistic androids. Crichton's film mostly took place in Westworld, duh, and followed two guests (played by James Brolin and Richard Benjamin) as they enjoyed their stay at the most... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
A major contender on HBO’s forthcoming TV slate is the sci-fi series Westworld. A revamped small screen adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, it’s packing in the pedigree both in front and behind the camera. So, why then has the network kept the show on such a short marketing leash? It’s likely due to the release date being pushed back from end of 2015 to the noncommittal “sometime in 2016.”
Nevertheless, yesterday saw the first new glimpse at the movie since December – when HBO included a brief shot at the show in its “year ender” promo – as a 30-second teaser clip aired during the True Detective finale. As opposed to a full-length trailer fleshing out the narrative beats, this is a tantalizing tonal appetizer of what’s to come.
It opens as Evan Rachel Wood’s character Dolores undergoes an interrogation, followed by momentary flashes of seemingly unconnected people. »
- Gem Seddon
Sneak Peek new teaser footage from HBO's upcoming "Westworld" TV series, created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, starring Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood, based on the 1973 film of the same name, written and directed by Michael Crichton:
"...the show is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin, set in the futuristic theme park, 'Westworld'..."
Cast also includes James Marsden as 'Teddy Flood', a newly arrived gunslinger in pursuit of a local beauty, Jeffrey Wright as 'Bernard Lowe', head of the 'Westworld 'Programming Division' and creator of artificial people, Thandie Newton as 'Maeve Millay', Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rodrigo Santoro, Ed Harris, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, Simon Quarterman, Ben Barnes, Jimmi Simpson, Clifton Collins Jr., Lena Georgas, Currie Graham, Ptolemy Slocum, Louis Herthum, Kyle Bornheimer, Demetrius Grosse, Steven Ogg and Timothy Lee DePriest.
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- Michael Stevens
This new vision of Michael Crichton’s film comes from J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot, Person Of Interest creator Jonathan Nolan, producer Jerry Weintraub and Warner Bros TV. Nolan directed the pilot for the series, which is described as a "dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin." Westworld stars stars James Marsden, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, James Marsden, Kyle Bornheime and Thandie Newton. »
Prior to last night’s season finale of True Detective, HBO aired a first look teaser for its upcoming drama series Westworld, and we have it for you right here…
Inspired by the motion picture Westworld, written and directed by Michael Crichton, the one one-hour drama series is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Jimmi Simpson, Clifton Collins, Jr., Simon Quarterman and Angela Sarafyan.
Westworld will debut in 2016.
- Gary Collinson
In 1973, author Michael Crichton wrote and directed a science-fiction movie called Westworld. Forty-two years later, HBO has released a trailer for its one-hour drama series inspired by Crichton's film. Starring Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, and Anthony Hopkins, the show is "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin." That's according to HBO's press release: the trailer doesn't give away much (or any) of the plot. In case you're wondering what might actually be happening, the trailer from the original movie (below) is pretty interesting. Of course, the series is only inspired by it, and things have clearly been changed. Take a look at the teaser above - the new show doesn't start until 2016. »
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