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‘Star Wars’ First A.D. Tommy Gormley Calls for New Studio Facilities in Scotland

21 November 2014 5:35 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tommy Gormley, the first assistant director and associate producer on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” has added his voice to calls for the building of a major film studio in Scotland.

Gormley, who has served as first A.D. on all of J.J. Abrams’ films, picked up BAFTA’s outstanding contribution to craft award on Sunday. His credits also include “John Carter,” “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” and Roland Emmerich’s “2012.”

In a statement, Gormley said: “Scotland is full of talented individuals and is blessed with being one of the most visually stunning countries in the world. It has incredible culture, varied architecture and spectacular scenery, making it an ideal filming location.”

He added: “More and more, the larger studios are looking away from Hollywood, and Scotland is ideally placed to take advantage of this, with the correct investment. There is huge potential here, but other similar-sized nations already have studio facilities, »

- Leo Barraclough

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J.J. Abrams Congratulates ‘Star Wars’ First A.D. on BAFTA Honor

17 November 2014 1:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” helmer J.J. Abrams was one of those to send a message congratulating the film’s first assistant director Tommy Gormley, who received the outstanding contribution to craft award at the BAFTA Scotland awards on Sunday in Glasgow.

“I’d like to say three things. One: BAFTA Scotland rules. Two: Scotland rules. And three: Tommy Gormley rules. Tommy Gormley is not just the most incredible first A.D. I’ve ever seen but is one of the greatest people I’ve ever met,” Abrams said in a video message.

Gormley’s credits also include Abrams pics “Mission: Impossible III,” “Star Trek,” “Super 8” and “Star Trek into Darkness.” He has also worked on “John Carter,” “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” and Roland Emmerich’s “2012.” Emmerich also sent a message congratulating Gormley, who received the award from thesp Simon Pegg, who appeared in “Star Trek,” “Ghost Protocol” and “Star Trek into Darkness. »

- Leo Barraclough

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J.J. Abrams Congratulates ‘Star Wars’ First A.D. on BAFTA Honor

17 November 2014 1:01 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” helmer J.J. Abrams was one of those to send a message congratulating the film’s first assistant director Tommy Gormley, who received the outstanding contribution to craft award at the BAFTA Scotland awards on Sunday in Glasgow.

“I’d like to say three things. One: BAFTA Scotland rules. Two: Scotland rules. And three: Tommy Gormley rules. Tommy Gormley is not just the most incredible first A.D. I’ve ever seen but is one of the greatest people I’ve ever met,” Abrams said in a video message.

Gormley’s credits also include Abrams pics “Mission: Impossible III,” “Star Trek,” “Super 8” and “Star Trek into Darkness.” He has also worked on “John Carter,” “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” and Roland Emmerich’s “2012.” Emmerich also sent a message congratulating Gormley, who received the award from thesp Simon Pegg, who appeared in “Star Trek,” “Ghost Protocol” and “Star Trek into Darkness. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Nolan Adapts Asmiov's "Foundation" For HBO

10 November 2014 3:25 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Memento" and "Interstellar" scribe and "Person of Interest" creator Jonathan Nolan is set to write and produce "Foundation," an HBO and Warner Bros. TV series adaptation of Isaac Asimov's original novel trilogy of the same name.

Asimov penned the books back in the early 1950s, though followed it up with four more books in the 1980s. The original trilogy follows mathematician Hari Seldon, a man who has dedicated his life to developing psychohistory - a concept that is able to predict the future on a large scale.

When he foresees the imminent fall of the Galactic Empire and a dark age that will last thirty millenia, he sets out to create a foundation of talented artisans and engineers to preserve and expand on humanity's collective knowledge with the hope of establishing a new empire.

Sony Pictures acquired the rights several years ago to the property with Roland Emmerich attached to direct and produce. »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Interstellar’ Screenwriter Jonathan Nolan Developing ‘Foundation’ TV Series for HBO

10 November 2014 3:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Isaac Asimov‘s trilogy of Foundation novels — Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation — is among the landmark works in science fiction. (There are further sequels and prequels, too.) We’ve watched development efforts come and go, with various people hoping to create a Foundation film adaptation. (Most recently, Roland Emmerich raised the ire of […]

The post ‘Interstellar’ Screenwriter Jonathan Nolan Developing ‘Foundation’ TV Series for HBO appeared first on /Film. »

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Interstellar Co-Writer Jonah Nolan Developing Foundation TV Show for HBO

10 November 2014 2:37 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While you’d be hard-pressed to find someone not familiar with Christopher Nolan’s work, his brother and frequent collaborator Jonathan Nolan is responsible for helping craft some of Christopher’s most beloved films.  He wrote the short story that served as the inspiration for Memento and co-wrote the screenplays for The PrestigeThe Dark Knight Rises, and the seminal The Dark Knight with his brother.  Most recently, Jonah collaborated on the screenplay for Christopher’s sci-fi epic Interstellar (which he initially wrote for Steven Spielberg to direct), and now he’s continuing on with the sci-fi theme in a TV series adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s book trilogy Foundation.  More after the jump.  Per The Wrap, Jonah Nolan is developing a Foundation TV series for HBO that he will write and produce.  While his brother keeps busy in the feature film world, Jonah has become well versed in the »

- Adam Chitwood

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Interstellar Scribe Jonah Nolan Developing Sci-Fi Series Foundation For HBO

10 November 2014 2:29 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The man behind the man behind Interstellar, Jonathan Nolan, is developing a new sci-fi series for HBO and Wbtv called Foundation. Based on the trilogy of futuristic novels by decorated genre author Isaac Asimov, Nolan’s adaptation will be his second collaboration with HBO following his current work on Westworld.

Foundation was originally set up over at Sony with Roland Emmerich lined up to direct. After they let the rights slip, HBO forked out a small fortune to acquire them and have now got Nolan, an unabashed fan of the novels, on board to write and produce.

The first in the series, Foundation “follows mathematician Hari Seldon, who has dedicated his life to developing psychohistory, a concept that uses the laws of mass action to predict the future on a large scale. When he foresees the imminent fall of the Galactic Empire and a dark age that will 30,000 years, he »

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Jonathan Nolan Reportedly Adapting Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation' Trilogy for HBO

10 November 2014 1:24 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Jonathan Nolan has been tied to his brother Christopher Nolan for the majority of this career, having co-written the screenplays for The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and, most recently, Interstellar. He has, however, started branching out on his own a bit having created "Person of Interest" for CBS and he's putting together Westworld for HBO. Now, he's continuing that partnership with HBO as The Wrap reports Nolan is set to write and produce an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" trilogy for the cable network. Here's the book's synopsis: For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists »

- Brad Brevet

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Jonah Nolan Developing Foundation Series

10 November 2014 1:06 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series of books has been a white whale of adaptations for Hollywood for years now, with Roland Emmerich most famously developing a take. It now appears that Interstellar co-writer Jonah Nolan might beat him to it, because The Wrap reports he’s quietly been working on a small screen version for HBO.Foundation is partly the story of a mathematician called Hari Seldon, who has invented a science called "psychohistory" which can predict the future for large-scale human concerns (so not whether you'll meet a mysterious stranger, but definitely whether civilisation will survive the next millennium). Sheldon sees that the Galactic Empire in which he lives is going to collapse, and that there will be a period of barbarism lasting 30,000 years, but he also predicts that, with the help of psychohistory and a planet called Foundation filled with experts in sciences and philosophy from all over the Empire, »

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60 Years of Godzilla: A History and Critique of the Greatest Monster Movie Series in Cinema

4 November 2014 3:35 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

**Massive spoilers for every Godzilla movie, with the exception of the 2014 reboot, and Mothra follow**

August 6th and 9th, 1945 forever changed the course of history. When the first nuclear bombs were dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, World War II ended, but a new fear was born that dominated the thoughts of all men, women, and children for decades to come. The Cold War, atomic bomb testing, a cartoon turtle telling children to “duck and cover”, and this new technology that had the actual potential to literally end the world changed the perception of what was scary. Art reflects life, so cinema began to capitalize on these fears. Gone were the days of creepy castles, cobwebs, bats, vampires, werewolves, and the other iconic images that ruled genre cinema in film’s earliest decades. Science fiction was larger than ever and giant ants, giant octopi, terror from beyond the stars, and »

- Max Molinaro

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Talent Agent Joey Stanton Joins CAA From Resolution

3 November 2014 11:03 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Joey Stanton has joined CAA as an agent in its motion picture talent department. Stanton joins the agency from Resolution, where he worked since 2013. He was previously with Paradigm. Among the clients joining Stanton at CAA are Caleb Landry Jones (Roland Emmerich‘s “Stonewall”), Sam Keeley (Ron Howard‘s “In the Heart of the Sea”), Glen Powell (“Expendables 3”), and Daniel Henshall (“Snowtown”), among others. Resolution chief Jeff Berg was forced to shut down Resolution last month. As a result, several of its agents have moved on to greener pastures, including Abram Nalibotsky and Pamela Goldstein to Verve as well as Rich Green and. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Godzilla Blu-ray review

27 October 2014 5:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gareth Edwards' rendering of Toho's classic kaiju arrives on Blu-ray. Here's our review of Godzilla...

As English-language versions of Godzilla went, Roland Emmerich's 1998 version didn't exactly set a high watermark. A movie that felt as though it was cobbled together in the wake of Jurassic Park's success, it fell far from the thought-provoking and poignant original, directed by Ishiro Honda in 1954, or even the increasingly goofy yet adorable sequels which followed.

Happily, Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla, released in time for the kaiju king's 60th birthday, is a far more fitting tribute to Japan's most famous giant monster. Viewing the movie again on its home release, it's interesting to note just how different it is from Guillermo del Toro's own kaiju movie Pacific Rim, which came out last year. Where Pacific Rim was a knowingly broad, camp sci-fi action film, with del Toro clearly revelling in childlike »

- ryanlambie

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DVD Review – Godzilla (2014)

27 October 2014 3:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Godzilla, 2014

Directed by Gareth Edwards

Starring Aaron Taylor-JohnsonElizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston, Carson Bolde, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche and David Strathairn

Synopsis:

The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Having torn up movie screens for 60 years, Godzilla is now a staple part of pop culture and an icon of the giant movie genre. Sadly however, he is perhaps best known outside of his homeland of Japan for the abysmal 1998 Roland Emmerich attempt to Westernise the King of the Monsters. Directed by a man who had no interest in the character or history, Emmerich’s Godzilla was more or less a rubbish remake of The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms rather than a new beginning for The Big G. Thankfully, the reigns of the franchise have been handed to British director Gareth Edwards, a man who »

- Luke Owen

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‘Godzilla’ Blu-ray Review

19 October 2014 5:28 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn | Written by Max Borenstein, Dave Callaham | Directed by Gareth Edwards

Godzilla is a movie that everyone has heard about, even if they have never seen it. There have been so many manifestations of Godzilla in cinema, from the original 1954 version, to his battles with Mothra, Mechagodzilla and Hedorah, to the terrible 1998 Roland Emmerich version, to this one, 2014’s Godzilla, directed by Monsters director Gareth Edwards.

I was excited about this film since first hearing about it last year, and have been following its progression over the past few months as casting and further details were announced. When the first trailer arrived on the scene a few months ago I was further intrigued, and by the time the film was released this week, I was thoroughly anticipating the re-emergence of one of cinemas most famous monsters. »

- Chris Cummings

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'In the Heart of the Sea' trailer: Chris Hemsworth survives a 'Moby Dick' disaster movie

16 October 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I never pictured Ron Howard as much of a Roland Emmerich guy, but that's the unexpected spirit exploding off the trailer for his latest film, "In the Heart of the Sea." The film tells the true story the American whaleship "Essex" and its ill-fated run-in with a mighty sperm whale in November 1820. The story became the basis for Herman Melville's contemplative novel "Moby Dick." Howard's version of the story looks more like that time the Kraken ate Jack Sparrow, a beefed up, seafaring 'Apollo 13.' That's not bad thing. Staring Chris Hemsworth as First Mate Owen Chase, the film recounts the crew's experience surviving the Jaws-on-steroids high seas encounter. Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Jordi Molla are all aboard as costars, with Tom Holland and Brendan Gleeson playing young and old versions of the narrator. Charles Leavitt ("Blood Diamond," upcoming "Warcraft") wrote the original draft of the script, »

- Matt Patches

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Fox Brings Independence Day 2 Forward As Hitman Reboot Suffers Delay

15 October 2014 7:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fox and Paramount have put the proverbial cards on the table and reshuffled several release dates for a variety of their upcoming films. Chief among them is Independence Day 2, with Fox pushing Roland Emmerich’s long-gestating follow-up off 2016’s Fourth of July weekend, meaning ID4-2 will now open on June 24th.

This now pits the sequel up against Universal’s revamped take on The Mummy and, perhaps more importantly, ushers Independence Day 2 away from Tarzan, Spielberg’s The Bfg and an as-yet-untitled Marvel film that is currently holding on to July 8th, 2016.

Sticking with Fox for the meantime and it’s understood the company has postponed the Rupert Friend-led Hitman: Agent 47, with the video game adaptation now expected to hit theaters on August 28th, 2015 as opposed to its original February release.

In terms of Paramount, we’ve learned that Christopher B. Landon’s upcoming zom-com Scouts Vs. »

- Michael Briers

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Independence Day 2 and Hitman: Agent 47 shift release dates

14 October 2014 10:50 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Independence Day 2 has moved forward, but Hitman: Agent 47 and Scouts Vs Zombies are pushed back several months.

There's been a bit of a jiggle around with regards release dates in the Us, that involves one or two films moving a few weeks, and others moving a few months.

Let's start with Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2, which has been moved just a little away from, er, an Independence Day release in America. It's been brought forward a week, from July 1st 2016 to its new date of June 24th 2016. There, it will do direct battle with Universal's reboot of The Mummy.

The two films with big release date shifts?

First up, there's the rebooting of the Hitman movie series, Hitman: Agent 47. That's been put back a good six months, from its original date of February 27th 2015 to August 28th 2015 instead. Moving back eight months, meanwhile, is Paramount's upcoming horror, Scouts Vs Zombies. »

- simonbrew

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'Independence Day 2' and 'Hitman: Agent 47' Get New Release Dates

14 October 2014 5:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox made a few tweaks to its schedule today, shifting Independence Day 2 from the crowded July 1, 2016 release date to June 24, 2016, while moving Hitman: Agent 47 up nearly six months from February 27, 2015 to August 28, 2015.

Independence Day 2, which is reportedly bringing back Jeff Goldblum to star, would have faced Sony's Angry Birds, Disney's The Bfg and Warner Bros.' Tarzan on July 1, but now it only has to contend with Universal's Untitled Mummy Reboot one week earlier. No story details have been given for Independence Day 2, which will not feature the return of Will Smith .

Hitman: Agent 47, which stars Rupert Friend as the title character, will now face the Dimension Films thriller Regression on August 28, 2015, instead of going up against Warner Bros.' Focus and The Transporter Legacy on February 27, 2015. The plot is based on the video game of the same name, which follows a sole assassin who works for a sinister corporation. »

- MovieWeb

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Indepdendence Day 2 Release Date Moved Up a Week; Hitman: Agent 47 Moved to Summer 2015; Paddington Pushed to January

14 October 2014 3:40 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’ve got a few release date stories to attend to this evening.  Briefly: The Independence Day 2 release date has been moved up a week, from July 1, 2016 to June 24, 2016. Fox’s Hitman: Agent 47 is being moved from February 2015 to August 28, 2015. The untitled Christmas comedy starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been moved up from December to November 25, 2015. The Weinstein Company’s family film Paddington is being pushed from this Christmas to January 16, 2015. More on these films and their new dates after the jump. Director Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day sequel now moves away from Warner Bros.Tarzan and Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg on its title appropriate weekend, as it will now square off directly against The Mummy reboot on June 24, 2016.  Cast has yet to be announced, but we do know that Will Smith will not be back. Fox’s video game adaptation Hitman: Agent 47 starring Rupert Friend »

- Adam Chitwood

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Jeff Goldblum Domination Continues with Silly Ads and 'Independence Day' Sequel Confirmation

10 October 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Jeff Goldblum recently took the Internet by storm with his cheeky Ge Link light bulb commercial (directed by comedy team Tim and Eric), in which the finely coiffed actor seduces viewers from a hot tub and makes a bedazzled Liberace-style smoking jacket sexy. The ad softened the blow for fans when they found out Goldblum wouldn’t be appearing in the 2015 sequel to Jurassic Park. News about the Independence Day sequel, however, has a happier ending. Time reports that things aren't official yet, but Goldblum has advised that director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin have a part for him in the actioner. “I had a meeting and have been talking over the last several months or year with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the producer, and they’ve been...

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- Alison Nastasi

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