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Trailers From Hell Boards 'Snowpiercer'

23 March 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Director Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 follow-up to his cult-fave "The Host" was an across-the-board critical hit but suffered from its limited release in art-house theaters. The film’s action is entirely relegated to the interior of a massive train inhabited by the last remaining survivors of earth, the result of a climate change experiment gone tragically wrong. A high speed metaphor for class warfare, the film stars Chris Evans, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton as a memorably eccentric autocrat. Read More: 'Snowpiercer' Director Bong Joon-ho Lists 10 Favorite Films »

- Trailers From Hell

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Mel Brooks Receives British Film Institute’s Fellowship

22 March 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Mel Brooks has been awarded the British Film Institute’s highest honor, the BFI Fellowship, at a private dinner hosted by Greg Dyke, BFI chair.

John Hurt, BFI Fellow and star of Brooks’ films including “A History of the World Part 1″ and “Spaceballs,” gave a citation at the event. Alan Yentob, also a BFI Fellow, interviewed Brooks in front of guests that included Terry Gilliam, Mike Leigh, Simon Pegg and Salman Rushdie.

The Fellowship is awarded by the BFI board of governors, and it is presented for outstanding achievement in film and television. Previous recipients include Ralph Fiennes, David Cronenberg, Judi Dench, Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles.

Brooks said: “I am deeply honored to be the recipient of the BFI Fellowship and to be inducted into such distinguished company. When I was informed that I had been chosen, I was surprised and delighted. Not many Americans have been offered this prestigious award… »

- Leo Barraclough

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Mel Brooks receives BFI Fellowship

20 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The comedy great received the honour in person in London.

Us comedy writer, actor and director Mel Brooks has been awarded the highest honour of the British Film Institute (BFI), the BFI Fellowship, at a private dinner in London tonight (March 20).

Previous recipients include Sir Christopher Lee, Ralph Fiennes, David Cronenberg, Dame Judi Dench, Isabelle Huppert, Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles. The honour is awarded by the BFI Board of Governors and is presented for outstanding achievement in film and television

Ahead of the presentation, Brooks said: “I am deeply honoured to be the recipient of the BFI Fellowship and to be inducted into such distinguished company.

“When I was informed that I had been chosen, I was surprised and delighted. Not many Americans have been offered this prestigious award…and for good reason.”

BFI chair Greg Dyke, who hosted the event, said of Brooks: “His brilliant wit and satire have continued to surprise and delight »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Signature signs six including 'Dear White People'

17 March 2015 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Deals include The Trust and Dear White People.

UK distributor Signature Entertainment has added six titles to add to its slate for 2015, including action-thriller The Trust, starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood, and Sundance 2014 comedy Dear White People.

Violent crime-caper The Trust, about two corrupt cops, was acquired from Highland Film Group.

Dear White People, about a group of African American students navigating campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college, was acquired from The Exchange.

Also new to the slate is supernatural thriller Daughter of God from Fortitude International, starring Keanu Reeves as a detective investigating his partner’s mysterious death, and from 6 Sales and Moonrise Pictures, the Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko and James Purefoy action-thriller Momentum, about a ruthless femme fatale on the run from a deadly assassin squad.

Rounding out the new acquisitions are Damascus Cover from Carnaby International, in which Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars alongside John Hurt and Olivia Thirlby, in the »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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8 Famous Actors Who Were Almost In Doctor Who

16 March 2015 1:31 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Doctor Who has been lighting up our screens since 1963 and, throughout its half a century in operation, it’s firmly established itself as a formidable force to be reckoned with.

As one of the most successful and widely discussed franchises in history, it’s no surprise that even the likes of Hollywood actors have been known to hotly pursue a guest stint in the series and the opportunity to share the screen with a 2,000 year old alien is a prestigious accolade to say the least. In fact, the producers make no secret of the fact that they’re actively seeking the industry’s biggest names in the hope that they’ll concede to leave their reputable marks on the ongoing extra terrestrial escapades of TV’s favourite Time Lord. After all, if you don’t ask, you don’t get!

Sometimes, their persistence pays off. In recent years, for example, »

- Dan Butler

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‘The Alchemist’s Letter’ Short Film Trailer: John Hurt Has Built a Glorious Machine

5 March 2015 5:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Alchemist’s Letter is a new short film from animator Carlos Andre Stevens, based at Laika’s commercial subdivision, Laika/house. While Laika is known primarily as a stop-motion animation company, Laika/house did a variety of work, and this is a CG short (reportedly Laika/house’s last) featuring the voices of John Hurt and Eloise Webb. The Alchemist’s Letter trailer […]

The post ‘The Alchemist’s Letter’ Short Film Trailer: John Hurt Has Built a Glorious Machine appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Star Wars Actor Ford Injured in Plane Accident in Los Angeles Area

5 March 2015 4:43 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Harrison Ford injured in plane accident (image: Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff in 'Ender's Game') Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark actor Harrison Ford was supposed to be in critical condition – later reports have upgraded that to "fair" or "stable" condition – following an accident with a small airplane on Los Angeles' Westside. Earlier this afternoon (March 5, 2015), a vintage, one-engine two-seater crash landed at the Penmar Golf Course, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Venice, not far from the Pacific Ocean and just west of Santa Monica Airport. Its pilot, 72-year-old Harrison Ford, was found "seriously" injured. He was alone on the plane. There were no injuries on the ground. As explained in the Los Angeles Times, "fire officials would not identify the victim of the crash but said he was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived." Ford was later transported to an unidentified hospital. Eleven »

- Zac Gille

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Eddie Redmayne Chuffed For ‘Thomas The Tank Engine’

2 March 2015 4:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

His childlike glee was one of the highlights of this year’s Oscar ceremony and it seems Eddie Redmayne really is young at heart. Having secured Hollywood’s highest accolade, he’s jumped aboard a straight-to-dvd animated movie of evergreen kids’ favourite Thomas The Tank Engine.

With an unusual subtitle of Sodor’s Legend Of The Lost Treasure, the new production also stars John Hurt and Jamie Campbell Bower. Sodor is the fictional island location where the stories are set, though sounds for all the world like something out of Lord Of The Rings these days.

Created by the Rev W. Awdry in 1946, the brand has seen a few adaptations, most notably the TV series voiced by Ringo Starr. However its first and only feature length outing was Thomas And The Magic Railroad, a lamentable live action film starring Alec Baldwin and Peter Fonda.

Redmayne voices articulate train Ryan, and »

- Steve Palace

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John Boorman: The Hollywood Interview

27 February 2015 11:58 AM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

John Boorman: Memories of Queen and Country

By Alex Simon

John Boorman first made his name as a filmmaker to be reckoned with upon the release of 1967’s Point Blank, one of the seminal films of that decade. Classics such as Deliverance (1972), Excalibur (1981) and The Emerald Forest (1985) followed, with 1987’s Hope and Glory, Boorman’s personal memoir of growing up in Ww II London during the Blitz, being one of his career high points, garnering five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, as well as winning a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (comedy) and sweeping that year’s BAFTAs in every major category.

2015 finds John Boorman, now 82, releasing what he says might be his swan song as a filmmaker, Queen and Country, the long-awaited sequel to Hope and Glory. The film finds Boorman’s alter ego Bill Rohan (Callum Turner) serving in the British army during the Korean War, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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21th Century Fox’s European Pay-tv Giant Sky Ups Its Content Game

27 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rupert Murdoch’s recently reconfigured Sky paybox looks to have the makings to become a new force in the international TV drama landscape as it begins to flex its pan-European muscles.

At its foundation are 24 million subscribers and $16.7 billion in revenues created through the 2014 merger of the U.K.’s BSkyB and its sister companies in Italy and Germany. It has adopted a multiterritory release strategy, a la Netflix, for certain high-end (and pricier) projects and, to compete in international TV’s current scripted-content arms race, it has greenlit more complex productions aimed to travel.

“There are budgetary, logistical and temporal hurdles to be overcome before the new Sky can be viewed in the same way as an HBO or an AMC can,” cautioned London-based TV analyst Anna Stuart of research firm Ihs Technology, noting that the company still faces challenges as it seeks to become a major player. “But »

- Nick Vivarelli

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15 Famous People Who Turned Down Knighthoods

26 February 2015 10:28 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Twice yearly Queen Elizabeth II, as monarch of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, publishes a list of the names of those she is going to bestow honours upon – including the people who are going to be knighted.

At New Year and on the Queen’s official birthday in June, the list of the new “sirs” and “dames” – as well as those receiving other appointments to the Order of the British Empire – are announced, with the most-recent group including actor John Hurt and ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen.

However, there is a prestigious list of names of those who have rejected the chance to be knighted – including some of the best-loved actors, musicians, artists, writers and inventors – for varying reasons, some to much acclaim, others to much criticism.

The majority of rejections have been made privately, although there are a select few examples whereby the person has »

- Chris Waugh

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Eddie Redmayne to voice new Thomas the Tank Engine film

26 February 2015 4:07 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Eddie Redmayne is to star in a new Thomas the Tank Engine film.

The Oscar-winning actor will lend his voice to Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, which is being released to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Thomas & Friends.

Redmayne will voice new engine Ryan, while John Hurt and Jamie Campbell Bower will also record for the film.

"I grew up loving to watch Thomas and his pals getting caught up in unexpected and mischievous adventures," Redmayne said.

"I jumped at the opportunity to get involved and what fun it was! I have never voiced an animated character before, and I had a complete blast."

Hurt, who plays Sailor John, added: "I remember watching Thomas the Tank Engine with my children when they were young and I'm delighted that it continues to appeal to each successive generation.

"I enjoy working vocally and have voiced many animated characters. Sailor John was »

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Eddie Redmayne to voice new Thomas the Tank Engine film

26 February 2015 4:07 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Eddie Redmayne is to star in a new Thomas the Tank Engine film.

The Oscar-winning actor will lend his voice to Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, which is being released to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Thomas & Friends.

Redmayne will voice new engine Ryan, while John Hurt and Jamie Campbell Bower will also record for the film.

"I grew up loving to watch Thomas and his pals getting caught up in unexpected and mischievous adventures," Redmayne said.

"I jumped at the opportunity to get involved and what fun it was! I have never voiced an animated character before, and I had a complete blast."

Hurt, who plays Sailor John, added: "I remember watching Thomas the Tank Engine with my children when they were young and I'm delighted that it continues to appeal to each successive generation.

"I enjoy working vocally and have voiced many animated characters. Sailor John was »

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New 'Alien' Movie Coming with Ridley Scott Producing, Neill Blomkamp Directing

18 February 2015 4:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one month after director Neill Blomkamp shared his illustrations for a new Alien movie he was unofficially working on, the filmmaker revealed today that this will actually be his next project. The director revealed last week that he had this Alien movie in his head, while working in post-production on Chappie, commissioning a number of concept art illustrations featuring Alien star Sigourney Weaver as Ripley and Aliens actor Michael Biehn as Hicks. While he admitted that 20th Century Fox never knew about the artwork and his ideas for the movie, he hinted in recent interviews that the movie may actually happen. Now it seems that is the case, according to his brief message on Instagram earlier today, along with another illustration.

"Um... So I think it's officially my next film #alien"

Variety reports that Neill Blomkamp's Untitled Alien Sequel project is being developed separately from the 20th Century Fox sequel Prometheus 2, »

- MovieWeb

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Will Sigourney Weaver Return for New 'Alien' Movie?

11 February 2015 4:00 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After debuting concept art for an Alien movie he always wanted to make, Chappie director Neill Blomkamp revealed yesterday that the project may actually happen at 20th Century Fox. Some of the drawings featured Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, who is wearing a space jockey helmet in one illustration, and Aliens star Michael Biehn as Hicks. While also doing press for Chappie, Sigourney Weaver revealed that she would actually be interested in returning as Ripley, if this project ever comes to fruition.

"He kept sending me these brilliant designs and ideas and everything. We'll see what happens."

When asked if she felt there was more she wanted to explore with her beloved and iconic Ripley character, the actress had this to say.

"It's not that so much is that we just left it at such a creepy place, sort of stranded above Earth. I was quite happy to move onto other »

- MovieWeb

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Rhys Meyers thriller sold in Europe, Asia

9 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Carnaby inks multiple deals on espionage thriller.

London-based Carnaby International has inked deals on espionage thriller Damascus Cover, set to star Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Hurt and Olivia Thirlby.

Deals have closed with Flins y Piniculas (Spain), Gulf Films (Middle East), Pt Prima Cinema (Indonesia), ​Discovery (Former Yugoslavia), Mountain Pictures (South Korea) and Kru Group (Malaysia).

Xeitgeist Entertainment Group has joined UK-based Big Book Media as investment and production partner on the film, about a veteran spy sent to Syria to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist and his family out of Damascus.

Xeitgeist founder Joe Thomas takes on a producer role alongside Hannah Leader (Lucky Number Slevin) and Huw Jones.

Principal photography on the Daniel Berk-directed feature got underway in Morocco last week. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Buyers seek Rhys Meyers thriller

9 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Carnaby inks multiple deals on espionage thriller.

London-based Carnaby International has inked deals on espionage thriller Damascus Cover, set to star Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Hurt and Olivia Thirlby.

Deals have closed with Flins y Piniculas (Spain), Gulf Films (Middle East), Pt Prima Cinema (Indonesia), ​Discovery (Former Yugoslavia), Mountain Pictures (South Korea) and Kru Group (Malaysia).

Xeitgeist Entertainment Group has joined UK-based Big Book Media as investment and production partner on the film, about a veteran spy sent to Syria to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist and his family out of Damascus.

Xeitgeist founder Joe Thomas takes on a producer role alongside Hannah Leader (Lucky Number Slevin) and Huw Jones.

Principal photography on the Daniel Berk-directed feature got underway in Morocco last week. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Hot projects on Screenbase

9 February 2015 6:23 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hot projects on Screenbase this week include German-Canadian co-production In The Lost Lands, twin brothers Mohammed Abou Nasser and Ahmad Abou Nasser’s Dégradé, spy-thriller Damascus Cover and documentary Tomorrow.

Fantasy adventure In The Lost Lands

Milla Jovovich will star alongside Justin Chatwin in this new feature based on short stories from the creator of Game Of Thrones. The German-Canadian co-production is directed by Constantin Werner.

The story revolves around a series of magical and fantastic tales centring on a sorceress in search of a spell, a warrior girl on a quest and a young barbarian who encounters a witch in a spacecraft.

Steve Hoban, Oliver Luer and Nico Bruinsma produce. Myriad Pictures chief Kirk D’Amico will serve as an executive producer.

Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time

Malick’s documentary features the voices of Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Dede Gardner, Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad and [link »

- maud.le-rest@sciencespo-toulouse.net (Maud Le Rest)

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Laika’s The Alchemist’s Letter Short Get A Trailer

6 February 2015 11:48 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Laika (Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls) is bringing an insanely-inventive short film, The Alchemist’s Letter, and this is a trailer you have to see. You aren’t going to get that much, but it already looks so good that it will have you begging for more.

Given what we’ve seen come out of the studio, you have to think that there is a great story to offer here as well, and this looks like a short that could expand the abilities and delivery of the medium in much the way that Pixar‘s forced-view effort has.

Get the info below, and check this trailer out.

Pixel Veil Productions Release Trailer For Animated Short Film, The Alchemist’S Letter New Dark Fairy Tale Narrated by Academy Award-Nominated John Hurt Takes Viewers on Richly Inventive Journey Through the Power of a Person’s Memories

Today, Pixel Veil Productions debuted the trailer »

- Marc Eastman

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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's The Oxford Murders!

5 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the Tiff Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a February 8th screening of his The Oxford Murders and we want to give you tickets!De la Iglesia's second foray into English-language filmmaking stars Elijah Wood as Martin, an American student at Oxford who becomes involved in a string of mysterious murders that seem to involve his academic idol, legendary mathematician Arthur Seldom (John Hurt). When Martin discovers that the crimes seem to be planned according to mathematical sequences, he races to stop the killer's fatal, logical conclusion -- but as the sardonic Seldom insists, even mathematics cannot always give us the...

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