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Jack O’Connell In Talks For The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

6 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s the movie that would not die! Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has seemed to be nothing more than the director tilting at windmills for a very long time. Back in 2000, Gilliam actually began filming the semi-adaptation of Cervantes’ Don Quixote, but the project rapidly fell apart in the wake of natural disaster, an over-ambitious production concept, scheduling conflicts with Johnny Depp, and the illness of lead Jean Rochefort. It was even the subject of a 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha.

But Gilliam has not given up hope; indeed, he’s been trying to relaunch the project for almost a decade now. Now, it looks like he might actually get the film off the ground, this time with John Hurt in the Quixote role and, possibly, Skins star Jack O’Connell in the role vacated by Depp.

In a rumor fueled by John Hurt himself, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Watch What Happens When an Alien Bursts Out of Some Guy's Chest in Real Life

7 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

YouTuber and magician MagicofRahat (aka Rahat Hussein, aka that guy who did that invisible driver drive-through prank) has his Halloween costume all sorted out. He created an alien chestburster, à la Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien. Modeled after John Hurt’s Kane in the film, the executive officer who becomes a host for the slimy creature that punches a hole through his chest, Hussein’s costume is a vivid remind of why Scott’s film still creeps us out. Hussein takes his grotesque getup to the streets to scare some passersby. Screaming ensues. Fun fact: the chestburster alien in Scott’s movie was inspired by Francis Bacon’s painting Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion and screenwriter Dan O’Bannon’s battle...

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- Alison Nastasi

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Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote eyes Jack O'Connell

8 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jack O'Connell is in line for a role in Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote adaptation.

Star John Hurt revealed that the Starred Up actor may join the famously troubled production.

Hurt told the Daily Mail that he hopes to team up with the fellow Derbyshire actor at the BFI London Film Festival Awards.

The veteran actor will play the title role in the adaptation of Cervantes's seminal novel.

It tells the tale of a minor nobleman whose obsession with tales of chivalry spills over into his waking life. Convinced he is a knight of old, he sets off on a series of quests both humorous and tragic.

The production has continued to be dogged by delays, and is currently expected to shoot in 2015. The latest version is a modern update on the literary classic.

O'Connell will next star in the Angelina Jolie-directed World War II movie Unbroken. »

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News Bits: Eye, Man, Witch, Jem, Exodus

12 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Eye in the Sky

The first photos are out from Gavin Hood's drone drama "Eye In The Sky". Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi and Iain Glen are currently filming the project in South Africa.

The thriller follows the complicated chain of authority that is firmly yanked when a new wrinkle enters a drone mission. Mirren plays a military intelligence officer remotely commanding a drone operation to locate terrorists in Nairobi. [Source: Empire]

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

"Starred Up" and "Unbroken" actor Jack O’Connell is being sought to star in Terry Gilliam's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote". The actor is said to be discussions about appearing alongside John Hurt in the project which could shoot next Fall. [Source: The Daily Mail]

Last Witch Hunter

The Vin Diesel-led "The Last Witch Hunter" has been given an October 23rd 2015 release date by distributor Lionsgate. Rose Leslie, Michael Caine and »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting: Jack O’Connell Eyed For Gilliam's 'Don Quixote,' Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins 'The Martian' & More

13 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Continually on the precipice of happening (or not), Terry Gilliam's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" appears to be flirting with a new cast member to join John Hurt in the troubled production. "Unbroken" and "Starred Up" star Jack O'Connell is apparently "in discussions" for the project, which is now tentatively aiming to shoot next fall. It would certainly be a major coup for Gilliam, with O'Connell sure to be more of a household name following Angelina Jolie's World War II later this year. But you never know with 'Don Quixote' how things will shake out, so we'll just have to wait and see. [Daily Mail] Ethan Hawke is getting in the jazzy spirit, taking the lead role in the Chet Baker biopic "Born To Be Blue." Writer-director Robert Budreau’s film follows "Chet Baker’s amazing comeback and roller coaster love affair that altered the way he »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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30 Behind The Scenes Shots That Completely Change The Tone Of Great Movies

23 October 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Movies have always been able to control our emotions, our thoughts, and our reactions. Certain movies have withstood the test of time because of the impression they have left on us through a great story, unique characters, or a shared experience. People who consider themselves “movie buffs” (which means you, since you’re reading this article) will oftentimes want to know the behind-the-scenes stories of their favorite movies and seek out production information, trivia, and actor experiences.

Thanks to the Internet, movie fans have been able to find never-before-seen photographs from their favorite movies and get a glimpse of what it takes to create an iconic moment in movie history.

Unfortunately, these looks behind the scenes can actually ruin moments in certain movies. For example, if the scene being filmed was a particularly dramatic death scene, seeing an actor goofing around backstage with his supposed murderer might change »

- Mike Shannon

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Watch: 'Spaceballs' Gets The 'Interstellar' Trailer Treatment, Matthew McConaughey Says Nolan's Film "Challenges Mankind"

23 October 2014 7:17 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Iif you can't roll with "Spaceballs," we don't know if we can hang with you. The 1987 Mel Brooks comedy, featuring Yogurt, Barf, Dark Helmet, Lone Starr, Princess Vespa, Dot Matrix, and John Hurt is a fantastic send up of the "Star Wars" series and sci-fi movies in general, and thus ripe for a trailer mashup. And so The Usual Suspect (via Live For Films) has pulled together paired clips from "Spaceballs" with the music and structure of the "Interstellar" trailer, and it makes us want to discover the Schwartz all over again. As for Nolan's movie, according to star Matthew McConaughey, its themes of science, humanity and the spirit of adventure which fueled humanity's greatest accomplishments are the basis of "Interstellar." "Those parts of the film are very relevant today. If you’re looking at Nasa, literally. This film challenges mankind, but at the same time has faith in it, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Snowpiercer,' 'Sex Tape,' 'The Purge: Anarchy' and More

21 October 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Snowpiercer - Radius TWC/Anchor Bay - Blu-ray and DVD Director: Bong Joon-ho Cast: Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Jamie BellJohn Hurt,Tilda Swinton. Full cast + crew 2014 has been a banner year for science fiction, and yet there's one movie that still stands apart from the crowd: Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, about a revolt on a train full of the last people on Earth that continually circles the globe lest it freeze to death and the human race dies. It's precisely the kind of weird, subversive, high-concept sci-fi that's so hard to find these days, because it takes a somewhat wacky premise and commits to it without over explaining itself or waiting for the audience to catch up. Chris Evans is just fantastic, turning his Captain America...

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- Peter Hall

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Contest: Win A 'Snowpiercer' Prize Pack With The Blu-ray Or DVD, Graphic Novel & More

20 October 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After no shortage of buzz, and concerns about the edit released in North America (we got the version director Bong Joon-ho intended, fyi), "Snowpiercer" finally made its ways to cinemas and VOD earlier this year, where it was a solid success. But if you missed it playing where you live, or you didn't get a chance to order it up, we've got a great package for those eager to see the film or ready to watch it all over again. To recap, the star-studded movie features Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and many more in an apocalyptic tale of the last survivors of humanity whirling through an Earth ravaged by cold on the titular train. But all is not kosher on board, and a revolution brews with the lower classes at the back of the train who look to right the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Hercules' Blu-ray Preview: Metal Weapons | Exclusive

20 October 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While fans still have a few more weeks before Hercules debuts on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, starting November 4, this action-adventure will be available on Digital HD October 21. We have an exclusive preview that takes fans behind-the-scenes with director Brett Ratner and star Aksel Hennie.

Aksel Hennie plays Tydeus, one of the deadly mercenaries in Hercules' group, who brandishes a pair of deadly axes as his primary weapons. This video is part of the "Weapons" featurette on the Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray, where we see footage of Aksel Hennie's Tydeus in action, using these twin blades to take out any enemy he sees in front of him.

We also hear from an unidentified crew member, who reveals that they came up with a device allowing Aksel Hennie to hang these weapons on his belt for easy access, and that the actor was rarely seen without the metal weapons on set. »

- MovieWeb

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Giveaway: Win A Snowpiercer Prize Pack – Available on DVD & Blu-Ray October 21

20 October 2014 5:39 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Snowpiercer will be available on Blu-ray and DVD October 21, 2014. Visionary director Bong Joon Ho’s “enormously ambitious and visually stunning,” (Scott Foundas, Variety) film has been widely praised as “a superb masterpiece of science fiction” (MTV).

Wamg is giving away prizepacks to celebrate the film’s Blu-ray/DVD release.

Two (2) of our lucky readers will win –

Copy of the graphic novel that inspired the film Snowpiercer buttons and stickers Copy of the DVD

Read Jim Batts’ review Here.

Enter Your Name And E-mail In Our Comments Section Below.  We Will Contact You If You Are A Winner.

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2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

*Prizepacks are subject to change. No purchase necessary. Contest ends Friday, Nov. 7

Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS are proud to announce the »

- Movie Geeks

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Leviathan wins top London Film Festival award

18 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other winners include The Tribe, a documentary about Syria and Catch Me Daddy actress Sameena Jabeen Ahmed.

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan has been crowned Best Film at the 58th BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

It saw off competition from the likes of Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy, François Ozon’s The New Girlfriend and Julius Avery’s Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor (click here for full list).

Leviathan tells the tragic tale of conflict between an individual and a corrupt system in a small Russian town.

It marks the fourth feature from Zvyagintsev and is Russia’s submission for the Best Foreign-Language Oscar. The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where many expected it to win the Palme d’Or, instead winning Best Screenplay.

It will be released in the UK by Curzon.

The award was announced at a glitzy ceremony held in London’s Banqueting Hall, Whitehall, and hosted »

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

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Stephen Frears to receive BFI Fellowship

7 October 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director of The Queen, Philomena and the upcoming Lance Armstrong biopic to receive honour at BFI London Film Festival.

British director Stephen Frears is to receive a BFI Fellowship on Oct 18, ahead of the close of the 58th BFI London Film Festival.

The BFI Fellowship is awarded to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to film or television and is the highest honour bestowed by the organisation.

BFI chairman Greg Dyke described Frears as one of the UK’s most important directors.

“Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen has produced a body of work which never fails to surprise – from sweeping costume drama to powerful social realism, his films strike a perfect balance between drama, humour and pathos helping to make them a hit with audiences and critics alike,” added Dyke.

Frears said he was “thrilled” to be receiving the honour. “I’ve spent much of my life in the cinema and quite a lot of it at »

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

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British Film Institute to Fete Stephen Frears with Fellowship

7 October 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Film Institute is to fete Stephen Frears with its Fellowship, the highest honor the organization can bestow.

The award will be given during the closing ceremony of the BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 18. The Fellowship is awarded to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to film or television.

BFI chairman Greg Dyke said: “Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen has produced a body of work which never fails to surprise — from sweeping costume drama to powerful social realism, his films strike a perfect balance between drama, humor and pathos helping to make them a hit with audiences and critics alike. He is one of the U.K.’s most important directors and we are delighted to honor him.”

Frears said: “I’ve spent much of my life in the cinema and quite a lot of it at BFI Southbank. I am thrilled by this Fellowship.”

Frears made his name in TV drama, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Final 'Alien: Isolation' Trailer Goes Searching for Ripley

6 October 2014 9:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With the highly-anticipated video game Alien: Isolation arriving tomorrow, October 7, Sega and The Creative Assembly have released a final launch trailer that offers new gameplay footage and takes fans deeper inside this terrifying world.

The game focuses on Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Sigourney Weaver's iconic character Ellen Ripley from the Alien movie franchise, who goes on a quest to find out the truth behind her mother's disappearance. Amanda boards a space station that holds the black box of her mother's ship, the Nostromo.

We also reported in July that the game will include two bonus missions that will feature Alien stars Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Yaphet Kotto (Parker) voicing their characters from original 1979 thriller.

Check out the latest footage from this highly-anticipated video game before you can pick it up and play it for yourself starting on »

- MovieWeb

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Jeffrey Tambor Re-Ignites Hope For Hellboy 3

6 October 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The story of the Hellboy movie franchise is an unusual one, to say the least. A comic book superhero, created by writer-artist Mike Mignola, the character was adapted for film by writer-director Guillermo del Toro as 2004’s Hellboy, with Ron Perlman in the title role. The movie was well-received, and a sequel followed in 2008 with Hellboy II: The Golden Army. It, too, was well-received but, bucking the trend of endless franchise instalments, everything fell quiet. The idea of Hellboy 3 seemed to grow more and more unlikely. Now, however, Jeffrey Tambor – who plays a prominent supporting role in the Hellboy franchise – has just hinted that a third chapter may finally on the way after all.

For the uninitiated, Hellboy is a demon summoned from Hell to Earth as an infant in 1944 by Nazi occultists (led by Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin) seeking a paranormal advantage in the final days of World War II. »

- Sarah Myles

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David Bradley Talks The Strain, Replacing John Hurt, The Master, Getting to Play a Hero After Game Of Thrones, and More

5 October 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

From filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and showrunner Carlton Cuse, The Strain was one of the most entertaining shows of the summer, telling the story of an epic battle for survival between man and vampire.  When Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control in New York City, and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak that is eerily similar to an ancient and evil strain of vampirism, they quickly realize that they are waging war for the fate of humanity itself.  The show also stars David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Kevin Durand, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown and Jack Kesy. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor David Bradley (who plays Abraham Setrakian, a man of few words who never leaves home without an arsenal and a bad-ass sword that’s perfect for vampire beheadings) talked »

- Christina Radish

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10 great milestone TV episodes

3 October 2014 7:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Doctor Who, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, The Simpsons... Juliette talks us through 10 great TV anniversary episodes...

With so many TV shows being cancelled after a season or two, it’s perhaps not surprising that those that keep going long enough to reach a significant milestone often want to mark the occasion in some way. Such celebratory episodes usually feature plenty of nods, in-jokes and references to past episodes and characters (frequently involving special guest stars from the show’s past returning in some form) and tend to be either light, sometimes metafictional comedy episodes, or extremely dramatic game-changers following which the show may never be the same again. If you’re not crying with laughter, you’ll probably be weeping at the emotional trauma inflicted by the story.

With Supernatural’s 200th episode coming up (fans have been promised a meta episode, brought to you by the show »

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Review: "The Shout" (1978) Starring Alan Bates, Susannah York And John Hurt, UK Blu-ray Release

3 October 2014 3:23 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

(This review pertains to the British Blu-ray release by Network)

By Adrian Smith 

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A mysterious Englishman with mystical powers, a sexy wife, a game of cricket and an insane asylum. In different hands these elements could have been combined to make an Amicus portmanteau film in the style of Tales From the Crypt or Asylum. In the hands of I, Claudius author Robert Graves and Palme d'Or-winning Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski it becomes a strange, hypnotic and fragmented tale that unsettles and confuses in equal measure.

Alan Bates, who could give Richard Burton a run for his money in the "brooding intensity" stakes, plays Crossley, a disheveled yet charismatic wanderer who bursts uninvited into the lives of Anthony and Rachel with devastating consequences. Anthony (John Hurt) is a Radiophonic Workshop-style musician who spends most of his time recording unusual noises and manipulating tape decks. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Warp readies heist drama with Morton, Rahim

29 September 2014 3:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Drama ordered by Sky and Canal+, to be co-produced by Warp Films and Haut et Court.

Sky Atlantic and Canal+ have commissioned six-part crime drama series The Last Panthers, starring Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahmin and John Hurt.

The series, based around real-life jewel thieves the Pink Panthers, will be developed and co-produced by Haut et Court TV (The Returned) and Warp Films (This is England, Four Lions).

The Last Panthers originated as an idea from French journalist Jerome Pierrat and the screenplay has been written by Jack Thorne, whose film and TV credits include Skins, This is England, A Long Way Down, Glue and The Fades.

The series will be directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead).

Filming will start on 27th October with the four key shooting locations in London, Marseille, Belgrade and Montenegro.

Worldwide distribution is being handled by StudioCanal-owned Tandem and BSkyB’s international division, Sky Vision »

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

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