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Waking up to find a giant Extraterrestrial ship hovering overhead and the streets deserted sounds like a nightmare, but Nacho Vigarondo peered behind the smokescreen to discover the humour in the dark premise.
At this year’s FrightFest a little genre romance number with an Extraterrestrial flavour found its way into the Discovery Screen. The habitual behaviour when Extraterrestrial ships appear is panic or in the case of Roland Emmerich stuff gets blown up with high heroics, patriotic speeches and the world sitting, twiddling its thumbs until the American’s are ready to ride into battle. But Nacho Vigalondo’s Extraterrestrial is the antithesis of big explosive sci-fi action cinema, taking the shape of an intimate comedy where apart from a few explosions and a little effects work, it’s the reclusive relative of its more bashful cousins.
Alongside the thrill ride Open Windows whose visual aesthetic has been undermined »
- Paul Risker
This Week in TV:
Keanu Reeves and director Roland Emmerich team for a sci-fi series called New Angeles; CBS orders a pilot for the Stephen King adaptation The Things They Left Behind; TNT begins development on a Shooter adaptation; Penny Dreadful season 2 casts Patti LuPone as a guest star; and The Simpsons reveals an upcoming crossover episode will feature the old version of the Simpsons from The Tracey Ullman Show.
Slingshot Global Media announced it is developing a sci-fi series, titled New Angeles, with Keanu Reeves attached to star and Roland Emmerich (White House Down) attached to direct and executive produce.
Slingshot will produce and ...
- Daniel Johnson
Keanu Reeves plays a retired assassin drawn back into a world of violence and mayhem after his puppy — yes, puppy — is killed, in the first trailer for “John Wick,” released Friday. The film starts off with the star driving around town with in a muscle car with an adorable little dog. Soon enough nefarious forces take the life of his animal and it's enough to send Reeves over the edge. “I lost everything,” Reeves laments. “That dog was a final gift from my dying wife.” Also read: Roland Emmerich and Keanu Reeves Executive Producing New TV Series ‘New Angeles’ “John Wick” is. »
- Travis Reilly
A few days ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an exclusive video interview with Jeremy Irvine for his new cat-and-mouse thriller The Reach. Directed by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti (Carré Blanc), the film features Michael Douglas as a wealthy businessman determined to kill big game in the Mojave Desert. To help accomplish his goal, he hires a local guide (played by Irvine), but after a tragic accident they quickly become adversaries, and the rest of the film is about which person will survive. During the interview Jeremy Irvine talked about working with Douglas, the physically challenging shoot, the story, watching it for the first time with an audience, and more. In addition, he also talked about shooting Roland Emmerich's Stonewall (about the gay rights movement), his process as an actor, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, Fallen, Mary Shelley's Monster with Sophie Turner, and a lot more. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
A new honest trailer for Legendary's “Godzilla” takes the King of Monsters to task for only making a cameo in his own movie. According to Screen Junkies’ calculations for their latest movie preview parody (above), director Gareth Edwards only gave the big guy 11 minutes and 16 seconds of screen time. Also read: ‘Godzilla': 5 Things Roland Emmerich's 1998 Version Did Better “Get ready for the tease of the summer, bringing you the king of the monsters like you've never seen him before: Obscured by water, hidden in smoke, barely visible through masks, shot from really long distances on television, and shrouded in. »
- Greg Gilman
Keanu Reeves has teamed up with director Roland Emmerich to develop and produce a new TV series called New Angeles. They've hired Gregg Hurwitz, a New York Times bestselling author, to write the project. He's also written stories for Marvel and DC.
The show will be set in the future, and the story is "based around a young man who escapes the mundane reality of his life by entering an exciting virtual reality world called New Angeles. Once down the rabbit hole, he adopts a new identity, becoming the man he was always destined to be, and in the process, unlocking the keys to a mystery that has real world consequences for him and his family."
There's definitely similar plot elements in the story that we've seen in other movies, like Reeves' own film The Matrix, but I think it has the potential to be a good series.
Emmerich will »
- Joey Paur
Khloe Kardashian‘s latest relationship got “too heavy” too fast, Chloë Grace Moretz validates those dating rumors with some sweet words, Britney Spears spills on Zoe Saldana‘s pregnancy, and more of today’s First Dibs.
A source says Khloe Kardashian needed to take a “step back” from “needy” rapper boyfriend French Montana. [Us Weekly] Chloë Grace Moretz reveals what she loves about David and Victoria Beckham‘s son Brooklyn Beckham, including him being “passionate about what he wants.” [Teen Vogue] Kylie Jenner was spotted leaving a dinner date with rapper Tyga. [Entertainment Wise] Britney Spears reveals that Zoe Saldana is having twins. [Vogue] Last night’s Fashion Rocks event was a parade of A-list celebs, including J.Lo and her ridiculously toned legs. [CBS] Chris Pratt is hosting the Saturday Night Live season premiere on September 27 with musical guest Ariana Grande. [Vulture] This hilarious viral YouTube video explains why Starbucks baristas spell your name wrong. [Gothamist] Joe Manganiello reveals »
- Taylor Ferber
Keanu Reeves has been all over the TV news world recently. As well as the news that his film The Devil’s Advocate is getting a telly remake, we also recently learnt that Reeves will be starring in a TV adaptation of the John Rain novels.
Now, he’s added another TV series to his slate – New Angeles - which he will executive produce alongside Roland Emmerich. The science-fiction-tinged show will be based around concepts of virtual reality, but it's unclear if Reeves will star.
The plot will focus on a bid to escape ‘the mundane reality of his life,’ centred on a young male protagonist who will flee into ‘an exciting virtual reality world’ - the eponymous New Angeles. Destiny, mystery and long-sought answers await down the rabbit hole, we’re told. Despite some clickbait titles going around, »
Keanu Reeves is jumping on to the TV bandwagon with both feet. Last month brought word that’ll he star in and produce a series called Rain and today, the company behind that show, Slingshot Global Media, announced he’s working on New Angeles with Roland Emmerich.From the sounds of it, the pair – alongside Gregg Hurwitz, who will write the first episode and produce with them – are looking to blend The Matrix with something akin to Ernie Cline’s influential book Ready Player One.The story will take place in the future and focus on a young man who finds an escape from his mundane life in the titular virtual reality world. Inside, he crafts a new identity and becomes the person he was always destined to be. But his actions have consequences that extend back into the real world…“Gregg is an incredibly imaginative writer, and I’m »
Roland Emmerich is known for making action-packed popcorn flicks, the bigger the better. But one of his next projects will see him going small. He’s set to direct New Angeles, a sci-fi TV series about a bored guy who escapes into a virtual reality world. If that sounds a bit like The Matrix, this next […]
- Angie Han
Deadline is reporting that Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, 47 Ronin) and director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, White House Down) are teaming up to executive produce a New Angeles, a new sci-fi drama series from Slingshot Global Media set in a virtual reality world. Emmerich will also tackle directing duties on the pilot.
Created by novelist and comic book writer Gregg Hurwitz (who will also write and executive produce), New Angeles is set in the future and centres “on a young man who escapes the mundane reality of his life by entering an exciting virtual reality world called New Angeles. Once down the rabbit hole, he adopts a new identity, becoming the man he was always destined to be, and in the process, unlocking the keys to a mystery that has real-world consequences for him and his family.”
New Angeles is Reeves’ second upcoming TV project with Slingshot, with the star also »
- Gary Collinson
The story follows a young man who escapes the mundane reality of his life by entering a virtual reality world called New Angeles. In this alternate reality, he adopts a new identity and begins living up to his full potential. At the same time he starts unlocking a mystery that has real-world consequences for him and his family.
Emmerich and Reeves will executive produce the show for Slingshot Global Media and Centropolis. Emmerich will direct the pilot which "Don't Look Back" author and "Batman" comics writer Gregg Hurwitz will pen. Other executive producers include Hurwitz, Stephen Hamel, Kirstin Winkler and Aaron Boyd.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Keanu Reeves and director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, 2012) are teaming up to executive produce a new sci-fi series called New Angeles that Slingshot Global Media will produce and distribute. There's no word yet on whether Reeves will be acting in the series, but Emmerich will direct the pilot himself so we can expect it to look and feel pretty big. Gregg Hurwitz, who worked on the V television series, will write the pilot and executive produce as well. There's no word on when New Angeles will be hitting screens or if there's a full series order waiting after the pilot is shot, but the idea sounds sort intriguing in the sense that it more directly echoes The Matrix than you might expect. Hit the jump for more on New Angeles. Here's the official synopsis for New Angeles: The show will be set in the future, based around a young man »
- Evan Dickson
Any Keanu Reeves news is good news right? Well news has been brought forward today that he and Roland Emmerich are teaming up to executive produce a new sci-fi series called New Angeles. I was immediately looking to see if Reeves was going to star in the series but there’s no word on that just yet. Emmerich will direct the pilot himself, so if you’re a fan of his what I would call “the world is going to shit” movies (Independence Day, 2012) you can »
- Graham McMorrow
As Deadline first reported, the show will be distributed and produced by Slingshot Global Media, with Emmerich set to direct the pilot and executive produce the series while Reeves will serve as an executive producer. Emmerich is best known for his action films like The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day.
New Angeles will tell the story of a man who enters a virtual reality named, unsurprisingly, »
- Jonathon Dornbush
In a development with a distinctly Nineties flavour, The Matrix star Keanu Reeves is to produce a drama alongside Independence Day director Roland Emmerich set in the world of virtual reality. New Angeles is created by comic book writer Gregg Hurwitz and concerns a real world nobody who becomes enmeshed in an electrical mystery set against the alternate setting of the title. Slingshot Media are producing, though following the announcement of another Reeves collaboration Rain it’s unclear at this stage whether he’ll stay behind the scenes in this latest production.
Despite the well-worn subject matter Slingshot’s David Ellender has commented excitedly on the show, whose Emmerich-directed pilot hits the slate soon:
We’re thrilled to have Roland and Keanu on board for a project of this magnitude. Roland’s masterful vision for this is extraordinary and Keanu’s action work behind and in front of the camera speaks for itself. »
- Steve Palace
It’s been a whooping fifteen years since the Wachowski siblings introduced us to the weird and wonderful green-tinged world of The Matrix, and its effects are still being felt to this day. For Slingshot Global Media has just announced plans to launch a new virtual reality TV series called New Angeles.
The project will take place in the not-so-distant future where a young naive man escapes the humdrum nature of everyday life by venturing into an alternate reality known only as New Angeles. As our protagonist follows the white rabbit further and further, he adopts a whole new identity that has repercussions that stretch between the two worlds.
According to Deadline, Slingshot Global Media are set to produce and distribute the project, with Roland Emmerich on board to direct the pilot episode — from there, he will join Keanu Reeves on the role of executive producer. The script will be »
- Michael Briers
Well, "Stonewall" director Roland Emmerich hasn't completely changed his stripes. The man behind the upcoming, intimate gay civil rights drama who also brought us "Independence Day" and "The Day After Tomorrow" and "White House Down" is turning to the small screen -- on a new sci-fi series with co-executive producer Keanu Reeves. "New Angeles" will be set in the future, based around a young man who escapes the mundane reality of his life by entering the titular virtual reality world. Once down the rabbit hole, he adopts a new identity, and unlocks a mystery with real world consequences. So... "The Matrix"? In a sense. Emmerich will direct the pilot and remain involved in the series, to be distributed by Slingshot Global Media, as an executive producer. He's currently in post on "Stonewall." His company Centropolis and Reeves' Company Films are on board to produce "New Angeles." Nyt »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Slingshot Global Media announced today that they will partner with Centropolis. Roland Emmerich to direct and executive produce a science fiction television series, "New Angeles". Stephen Hamel and Keanu Reeves of Company Films brought the project to Centropolis and will executive produce alongside Emmerich. Kirstin Winkler and Aaron Boyd of Centropolis will serve as co-executive producers. Gregg Hurwitz was brought on board to write the project and will executive produce with the others. Slingshot Global Media will produce and distribute the series.
The show will be set in the future, based around a young man who escapes the mundane reality of his life by entering an exciting virtual reality world called New Angeles. Once down the rabbit hole, he adopts a new identity, becoming the man he was always destined to be, and in the process, unlocking the keys to a mystery that has real world consequences for him and his family. »
Roland Emmerich and Keanu Reeves are executive producing the new TV series “New Angeles” about a young man who escapes the mundane reality of his life by entering a virtual reality world called New Angeles. Sound a little “Matrix”-y? Bear in mind that in that world, Reeves character didn't initially realize he was living in the virtual world. Once down the “New Angeles” rabbit hole, our hero adopts a new identity and begins living up to his full potential — while unlocking a mystery with real-world consequences for him and his family. Also read: Keanu Reeves to Produce and Star in. »
- Tim Molloy
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