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Released on Monday 1st December, you can bring home the ultimate tale of strength and valour when Hercules is released on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD!
Director Brett Ratner has re-imagined the inspiring mythological adventures of the infamous half-man, half-god in this exhilarating epic, with the awesome Dwayne Johnson as the mighty Hercules in this thrilling story of fearlessness, courage and heroism. When a terrifying new enemy threatens the innocent people of Thrace, Hercules and his fearless team of warriors must lead their army in a battle against overwhelming odds. Hercules includes a sensational cast of acclaimed actors including Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell, and John Hurt.
When Hercules begins to doubt the King’s noble intentions, he is faced with an impossible choice between his life and his honour. Can our hero live up to his legendary name to uncover the truth and protect the innocents?
Check out this awesome new featurette:
- Dan Bullock
"...'The Doctor' is an alien 'Time Lord' from the planet 'Gallifrey' who travels through all of time and space in his 'Tardis'.
"His current travel companion is 'Clara Oswald', though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the 'Doctor' is able to 'regenerate' into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Eleven actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far.
"Now it's the 'North Pole' @ Christmas, and there's trouble..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Doctor Who"...
- Michael Stevens
American Horror Story Freak Show has a unique cast of characters many of whom closely resemble people who actually existed and in some cases who still exist. Still others may have others with similar skills who existed in the past but their appearance on Ahs is all about them. Over the centuries freaks shows have been real as with the 16th century conjoined twins Lazarus and Joannus Baptista Colloredo fake like the P.T. Barnum with the Feejee mermaid and tragic such as Joseph Merick the Elephant Man who ended up being the subject of a film starring John Hurt. Whether the toast of the town subjects of ridicule or fodder for fear and unease the freaks in the spotlight somehow found a way to make the most of the hand they have. »
We certainly aren.t hurting for dystopian book-to-movie adaptations, especially with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I releasing this weekend. However, I can.t help but get ridiculously excited whenever more news is released about the upcoming film adaptation of 1984, which now has a director. The Hollywood Reporter just confirmed that Paul Greengrass, who recently directed The Bourne Ultimatum and will most likely helm the next Bourne film , will be directing 1984. Appropriately, it's been since 1984 that we.ve had a big screen adaptation of Orwell.s classic book. The .84 production of Nineteen Eighty-Four had John Hurt playing the lead of Winston Smith. While there aren.t any casting announcements for this new book-to-screen adaptation quite yet, the team working to bring the book back to the screen is shaping up to be an awesome one. The script will be written by James Graham (he wrote the book to the »
Michael Radford's 1984 version of 1984 starring John Hurt is, in my mind, not only a powerful dystopian vision that holds up very well after 30 years, but one of my favourite films of all time. So Where Is The Blu-ray already!?
There was also an adaptation made in the 1950s.
Anyway, it am extremely interested to see what direction this adaptation takes. Radford's film set a gritty, apocalyptic visual style that is still prevalent today for this kind of material. In light of the current digital world and the state of surveillance, I'm sure a new take of the film will be very different. [Continued ...] »
Looks like a new adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian classic novel 1984 is on the way with quite the director behind the camera. Deadline is reporting that The Bourne Supremacy and Captain Philips helmer Paul Greengrass is working on a new version of 1984 from a script by James Graham. 1984 has been adapted twice before from the 1949 novel, most famously by Michael Radnor thirty years ago. That film starred John Hurt and Richard Burton. The visuals inspired the iconic Apple commercial »
- Alex Maidy
Bourne director Paul Greengrass is set to take on the upcoming 1984 remake for Sony Pictures.
Based on George Orwell's classic 1948 novel, 1984 is set in a futuristic world where individuality and privacy are outlawed. Citizens are forced to live in service to an all-seeing entity referred to as "Big Brother." The story follows a man tasked with rewriting history. He rebels after falling in love with a woman, which is considered a dangerous endeavor in his dystopian society. John Hurt played the lead in Michael Radford's 1984 version. Michael Anderson also directed a version of the tale in 1956. It is not known how this version of the story will be updated for today's surveillance encumbered social climate.
Scott Rudin and Gina Rosenblum are producing, with James Graham (Finding Neverland) set as the screenwriter. Rudin and Paul Greengrass previously teamed on the Oscar-nominated Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks. They are next »
George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is once again getting a feature film adaptation. The project is set up at Sony Pictures, and they’ve hired director Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) to adapt it for the big screen.
The first film adaptation was released in 1956, but most people remember the version that starred John Hurt, which was released in the year 1984. That was a great movie, and I’m curious to see what Greengrass’ vision of this story will be.
The story is set in a world where, due to a constant war, state surveillance is everywhere. The novel introduced the term “Big Brother” to the world, and the themes of the book have caught up with us as it’s a reflection of the modern day controversy of drones, CCTV, phone hacking, and government infringement of privacy laws.
The script is being written by James Graham, and »
- Joey Paur
It would appear that Hollywood have been playing close attention to our 1984 Retrospective series as the news breaks of a 1984 remake. Our series focussed on films released in the year 1984 with one of the elements of each article being whether or not more films were needed. Sadly the studios didn’t get to the end of the one that dealt with the John Hurt classic. If they had they would know that it would be a little silly to remake it now as the era has passed. Other reasons put forward by us include the fact that there are countless copycat films that deal with dystopia, the market starting to become saturated.
Our thoughts aside the project is picking up momentum, Paul Greengrass has been linked to direct. Based on the classic novel by George Orwell, the story follows Winston Smith, a resident of totalitarian state Oceania who finds himself »
- Kat Smith
“Big Brother is Watching You," wrote George Orwell in his eternal novel "1984." If only the author had lived to see "Citizenfour." As the age of Nsa snooping comes into the light, Orwell’s dystopian novel remains as pertinent as ever (this month, an Egyptian college student was arrested while carrying a copy of the novel, a move many reporters saw as a moment of life-imitating-art). Sony Pictures agrees: The studio has setup a new adaptation of the film with the project-hoarding Paul Greengrass attached to direct. Scott Rudin and Gina Rosenblum will produce the project, Deadline reports. "1984" follows the lead character Winston Smith as he rebels against the hellish bureaucracy of Airstrip One. Overpowering its citizens with surveillance, manipulation, propaganda, and legal action — any independent thinking is consider a "thoughtcrime" — the dream-prone Winston slips away from the oppressive government to encounter romance and freedom, paying the price when Big Brother catches him in the act. »
- Matt Patches
Paul Greengrass will direct a new film adaptation of George Orwell's 1984.
The Bourne Ultimatum director will take the lead on the Sony Pictures project, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Meanwhile, Matt Damon recently confirmed that he and Greengrass will return to the Bourne franchise for a new film, due out in 2016.
Watch the trailer for John Hurt's 1984 below: »
The last adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 saw John Hurt taking on the role of Winston Smith, with Michael Radford directing. Fittingly, that was released in 1984. Fast forward 30 years, and another take on the classic novel is coming, but this time with Paul Greengrass at the helm.
Greengrass, whose next project is set to be his return to the world of Jason Bourne (having previously helmed The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum), has been linked to the project by Deadline. Sony Pictures is funding the new 1984, and James Graham, who previously penned Finding Neverland, is currently on scripting duties.
Scott Rudin and Gina Rosenblum are attached as producers, The earliest we'd imagine the watchful eye of Big Brother could return to the screen would be 2017, assuming the next Bourne film takes priority for Greengrass. »
If I had to pick my favorite novel of all time, it would probably be "1984". I, like most people, picked up George Orwell's tale of a totalitarian government in high school, and I was hooked from the famous opening line: It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. If that does not get you hooked, I don't know what can. Orwell's view on a state of constant surveillance is so specific that the two previous film adaptations, Michael Anderson's in 1956 and Michael Radford's in 1984 (starring John Hurt), have struggled to fully capture it. They are not terrible movies, by any means, but they are working with such a dense, patient source material I think is very difficult to translate. amz asin="0451524934" size="small"Well, Big Brother is going to get another chance to scare people on the big screen. Deadline is reporting Paul Greengrass, »
- Mike Shutt
Given how paranoid we all feel now about government snooping, CCTV and drones, it seems like the perfect time for someone to mount a new, big-budget cinematic version of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984. Enter Paul Greengrass, who is attached to direct one for Sony.Orwell’s book, first published in 1949, posited a fever dream of a society in constant war that kept changing history and turned its citizens into mindless worker bees, has never seemed more prescient. It’s been adapted several times before, most notable in Michael Radford’s 1984 effort, where John Hurt played Winston Smith, the man who decides to take a stand and is cruelly oppressed for his efforts.Scott Rudin is producing the new version, and Finding Neverland stage show writer James Graham is aboard to work on the script. It’ll be sitting on Greengrass’ to-do list for a while, though, as he »
Thompson, who is the only person to have received an Academy Award for both acting and screenwriting, commented: “It is a very special award, in name of an incredible actor who inspired so many people during his career. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of my peers who have received this award before me.”
Thompson’s portrayal of Margaret Schlegel in the Merchant Ivory adaptation of E.M. Forster’s “Howards End” in 1992 netted her a BAFTA Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Award, New York Film Critics Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. She earned »
- Leo Barraclough
Oscar-winning UK actress and writer to receive Richard Harris Award.
The award, introduced in 2002 in honour of actor Richard Harris, recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor. Previous winners have included, John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Julie Walters.
Thompson is known for both acting and screenwriting and is the only artist to date to have received an Oscar for both acting and screenwriting.
Speaking about the Richard Harris Award, Thompson said: “This is a very special award, in name of an incredible actor who inspired so many people during his career. I am honoured to follow in the footsteps of my peers who have received this award before me.”
Thompson received her first Oscar in 1993 for her leading role in Merchant Ivory adaptation Howard »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
We’ve just received word that Britain’s own national treasure Emma Thompson is to receive the prestigious Richard Harris Award at this year’s Moet British Independent Film Awards. The top gong recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor, and has previously been won by the likes of John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Julie Walters just last year.
The awards are dished out on Sunday 7th December at a ceremony in central London. You can see the full list of nominees for this year’s awards here.
Here’s the full release.
- Paul Heath
Emma Thompson will get a special honor at the British Independent Film Awards. She will receive the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution to British film at this year’s awards ceremony on Dec. 7 in London. Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint directors of The Moet British Independent Film Awards, made the announcement on Wednesday. View more Emma Thompson Plays Charades With Jimmy Fallon, Bradley Cooper The Richard Harris Award was introduced in 2002 in honor of Richard Harris and recognizes outstanding contribution to British film by an actor or actress. Past winners include John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob
- Georg Szalai
"Yes he's confirmed" Moffat said regarding Peter Capaldi reprising his role as the twelfth incarnation (not counting John Hurt) of the Time Lord. He did, however, indicate that actress Jenna Coleman has not yet been confirmed for another season. Planning for the ninth series began shortly after the eighth wrapped production in August.
The eighth series ended with both The Doctor and Coleman's Clara Oswald seemingly going their separate ways, albeit both lying to each other in the process. Clara appears in the upcoming Christmas special, but the nature of her character's appearance in it is unknown.
The BBC has also issued ratings figures for Capaldi's first season in the role with the show averaging a »
- Garth Franklin
Jack O'Connell, who is the star of Angelina Jolie's upcoming World War II survival movie Unbroken, is set to star in Terry Gilliam's long awaited passion project, Don Quixote. I've been following this movie for years, and it's really good to see that this movie is actually moving forward and that Gilliam has found an actor to star in the film.
Even though it's not mentioned in the report on Variety, John Hurt is expected to play Miguel de Cervantes, the hero of the story. Last month in an interview with the Daily Mail, Hurt talked about O'Connell's potential casting, saying, "Jack's Derbyshire born and bred, so it will be fun to work with him." Hurt is also from Derbyshire.
Gilliam's new vision of this story is a modern and satirical twist on the classic Cervantes tale. O'Connell will play Toby, "a jaded commercials director who travels to »
- Joey Paur
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