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The Weinstein Company’s chief operating officer David Glasser has resigned after seven years at the independent studio.
Glasser said he’s leaving the company in search of a new opportunity. He will stay on to find a replacement as TWC prepares for awards season.
“It has been an incredible run at the Weinstein Company, but I have decided to take some time and explore my options in the industry,” Glasser said in a statement. “I will remain with TWC until November, where I will work closely with our team to set up the incredible slate for 2015/2016.”
Bob and Harvey Weinstein said in a statement that they were “disappointed” to hear of Glasser’s decision. “He has been one of the best executives we’ve had the privilege of working with and we have had a tremendous run together,” the Weinsteins said in a statement. “David will be missed at TWC, »
- Dave McNary
Over his twenty-three year career, Quentin Tarantino has made some of the most memorable, quotable and violent movies of all time. He is an astute student of film, an expert on using cinematic language and a marquee draw for moviegoers the world over. Audiences flock to their local multiplexes to watch his latest blood-soaked, foul-mouthed, gun-totting thriller as soon as itʼs released.
Itʼs become commonplace that once his latest offering has its theatrical run, rumours begin circulating as to what his next film will undertake. And there’s a lot to choose from.
Heʼs been linked with a childrenʼs movie; a Howard Hawkes-style screwball comedy; a Friday the 13th entry; a remake of 70s Italian psychological horror The Psychic; a Jimi Hendrix biopic; a medieval movie starring Helen Mirren; an Arnold Schwarzeneggerʼs comeback vehicle; a 1930s gangster movie; a remake of Russ Meyerʼs trashy Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! that wouldʼve starred Britney Spears, »
- James Armstrong
Another San Diego Comic-Con International has come and gone. This year was a great year for films, friends, and fun! Check out my Top 10 cinematic moments from this years con. Also, be sure to share your favorite moments from this year. I’d love to hear from you! Now, let’s get started!
Let me start off by saying that I have not been looking forward to this film. I’m not stoked on the new batsuit, and disagree with their casting of Lex Luthor, simply because I feel as though the character should be older. Having said that, this is the best trailer that I have seem thus far, and I really hope that they prove me wrong. Check out the all new trailer that debuted in Hall H and let me know what you think!
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, »
- Melissa Howland
Quentin Tarantino is back with his eighth film, The Hateful Eight, and tore Hall H up! Despite the rough start (such as a leaked script), Tarantino’s newest adventure is sure to be anything but ordinary! Filmed in Telluride, Colorado, this spaghetti western takes place roughly around a decade after the Civil War. Eight strangers find themselves stranded in a blizzard. They may survive the blizzard, but can they survive each other? Check out the video below!
The Hateful Eight features an amazing cast such as Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Madsen. Since it’s a Tarantino film, be ready for some next level gun slinging! I don’t normally camp out for Hall H, but I got in there for this one. It was worth it!
The Hateful Eight will be released on Christmas Day in 70Mm, for two weeks, and will expand on January 8, 2015.
- Melissa Howland
Fast-talking auteur Quentin Tarantino opened his panel at Comic-Con’s Hall H with a behind-the-scenes look at his upcoming Western, The Hateful Eight. Introduced by Samuel L. Jackson, who sent his regrets for not making it to the Con this year, the featurette took us into Tarantino’s mindset as he approached his latest film.
With the director and nearly all of the Hateful Eight – Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Demian Bachir, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, and Bruce Dern – on the Hall H stage, we got the inside scoop on what to expect when the Western shoots its way into theatres on Christmas Day.
Check out what we learned at The Hateful Eight panel:
Tarantino got over the early script leak of his first draft of the screenplay. When the script first leaked last year, the director vowed that he wouldn’t continue with the production. Luckily for us, »
- Rachel West
While quite a few other big trailers and some sneak peek footage did leak out of Comic-Con, one movie that has kept itself off the Internet is The Hateful Eight. And there might be a great reason for that. Back in 2013, right after director Quentin Tarantino finished the first draft of his screenplay, it leaked online. And soon thereafter, the acclaimed director decided to cancel the whole thing altogether. A successful live read of the screenplay changed his mind, though. The film is now in the can, and he showed off the first ever footage in Hall H to much acclaim. While we still don't have any of that footage to show you, we do have the full Comic-Con panel featuring the cast and the director himself.
Take another look @ images from director Quentin Tarantino's latest western feature "The Hateful Eight", including Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Madsen opening December 25, 2015:
"...set after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter 'John Ruth' (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive 'Daisy Domergue' (Jennifer Jason Leigh)...
"...race towards the town of 'Red Rock' where Ruth, known in these parts as 'The Hangman', will bring Domergue to justice.
"Along the road, they encounter strangers 'Major Marquis Warren' (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned bounty hunter...
"Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at 'Minnie's Haberdashery', a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they »
- Michael Stevens
Quentin Tarantino could make a move to the world of television if digital filmmaking continues to dominate the movie industry.
Tarantino expressed his distaste for digital filmmaking during the Comic-Con panel for his upcoming Western film The Hateful Eight.
"I'm not a fan of digital projection. We've ceded too much ground to barbarians," he declared in typically outspoken fashion.
Tarantino then compared the movie industry's interest in switching to all-digital filmmaking as like watching "HBO in public", and confirmed he might move to television if the trend continues..
"If I can't shoot on film, we'll see what happens," he continued. "My scripts get cut down anyway. If I wrote a script and it's eight hours, then we'll be all good."
The Hateful Eight follows a group of bounty hunters who must find shelter during a blizzard »
We've already seen lots of photos from Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "The Hateful Eight" western. And today, we have a Comic-Con poster for the film, which stars Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson. Check it out below. Plot: Set in snowy Wyoming a few years after the Civil War, the film focuses on the tension among a group of people trapped after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route. The group includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier and a female prisoner in a saloon. The film co-stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Demian Bichir and, possibly, Channing Tatum. It's set to hit select theaters on December 25th and then get a wide release on January 8th, 2016. Poster: (click to enlarge) »
Quentin Tarantino.s movies have long been famous for their soundtracks . though one thing that.s been notable throughout the filmmaker.s career is that he has always preferred the use of existing music instead of original scores. That will change in a huge way with his next project, as it.s been officially announced that legendary composer Ennio Morricone has been hired to craft the music that will fuel Tarantino.s newest western, The Hateful Eight. This amazing news was confirmed this afternoon during the San Diego Comic-Con panel for The Hateful Eight, where Quentin Tarantino was joined on stage by nearly his entire amazing cast, including Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason-Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bechir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern. Most of the presentation was focused on the fact that the writer/director used 65mm lenses to shoot the new movie, and the film will be going »
Ennio Morricone will officially score Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming western movie The Hateful Eight. Tarantino has, of course, used Morricone’s music in his films before, but his contribution to The Hateful Eight will be his first full, original score for Tarantino, and his first for a western in over 40 years.
Tarantino made the announcement following previewing seven minutes of footage from the movie in the 6,500 capacity Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con.
I want to make one announcement that people don’t know yet. It wasn’t for sure, but we just settled it. You guys know that I don’t use an original score in my movies, I kinda take scores from other movies and put ‘em in there. This one, I thought should have an original score. So I’m here to announce that »
- Paul Heath
San Diego - Quentin Tarantino returned to Comic-Con Saturday after a triumphant "debut" for "Django Unchained" in 2012. Actually, the Oscar-winning filmmaker has been to the convention many times, but usually just as an attendee.* Today Tarantino was on hand to talk about his upcoming thriller "The Hateful Eight" and begin what will clearly be a significant publicity push to inform moviegoers of its roadshow release (more on that later). *Tarantino revealed he was at Comic-Con two years ago, but wore a mask to disguise himself. He spent his time filling out the holes in his comic book collection on the convention floor. Along with Tarantino the Hall H panel featured a majority of "The Hateful Eight" cast including Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern. Longtime Tarantino collaborator Samuel L. Jackson couldn't make it in person, but was a part of »
- Gregory Ellwood
A new poster for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight at this year's Comic Con. It looks as if the lead up to the film's December 25 release will be heavily focused on the fact it was filmed in 70mm Ultra Panavision as denoted in the bottom right corner of this new poster. Additionally, Tarantino revealed (via Slashfilm) that Ennio Morricone will be providing an original score for the film. Tarantino has used plenty of Morricone music in the past, but all but one original track for Django Unchained came from Morricone's past films. Here's what Tarantino told the Comic Con audience: I want to make one announcement that people don't know yet. It wasn't for sure, but we just settled it. You guys know that I don't use an original score in my movies, I kinda take scores from other movies and put 'em in there. This one, I »
- Brad Brevet
The remarks came during an audience Q&A after the writer-director had danced around previous reports that he would quit directing after ten films.
“I quite like the idea of ten and done,” he said, adding that he tended to make three films every decade and might hang up his boots after 15. “I do like the idea of getting out and leaving you wanting a little bit more.”
Tarantino returned to the theme of digital filmmaking, a subject that stirs his passions as much as anything else and partly informed a long recorded segment at the start of the panel in which he extolled the virtues of 70mm projection.
“It’s just [becoming] HBO in public,” he said during the Q&A. “If that’s what movies become then I »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The fact that The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino’s hugely anticipated second Western, is even coming out is a bit of a miracle. Most people know about the controversy surrounding the leaked script, which nearly rendered the project unfilmable in Tarantino’s eyes, but thankfully, the iconoclast filmmaker decided to go ahead with the project. And after seeing the limited footage that was screened at Hall H, I’m ecstatic that the Django Unchained-helming madman went ahead with the film, as it similarly recalls a detailed, glowing view of a genre that has gone largely untouched, save a major masterwork like Unforgiven. Regardless, Tarantino and the cast that was on-hand for the panel, which included Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, seemed revved-up and excited while discussing the working process of making the film, the writing of the script, »
- Chris Cabin
News of the Italian composer's involvement was announced during a Hateful Eight panel at Comic-Con earlier today (July 11).
Huge News: The great Ennio Morricone will be doing an original score for #TheHatefulEight! #Sdcc pic.twitter.com/fiSoiJCwHP
— The Hateful Eight (@thehatefuleight) July 11, 2015
Tarantino has used tracks written by the composer in many of his films.
It was previously announced that the Weinstein Co is debuting The Hateful Eight with a special 70mm film print on Christmas Day.
A wider digital release is planned to roll out in more cinemas beginning on January 8, 2016.
The Hateful Eight has been shrouded in secrecy since Tarantino confirmed its production would go ahead in spite of a script leak.
Set in post-Civil War Wyoming, »
Director Quentin Tarantino returned to Comic-Con today to present his highly-anticipated Western The Hateful Eight with a Hall H panel. The director offered seven minutes of new footage, which has not been officially released yet, but he also debuted a brand new poster. He was joined by seven of The Hateful Eight, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern, although Samuel L. Jackson wasn't present.
Among the highlights of the panel was Quentin Tarantino confirming that legendary composer Ennio Morricone will compose the score for The Hateful Eight, which will be his first Western movie in 40 years. During the Q&A session, Bruce Dern revealed that the director has the greatest attention to detail of any living filmmaker.
"Quentin has greatest attention to detail as any director who ever lived. If he had a rival it would only be Luchino Visconti. »
Contributed by Melissa Howland and Michelle McCue
Quentin Tarantino & #TheHatefulEight are on their way to @Comic_Con! #Sdcc pic.twitter.com/kWONj5CCBT
— The Hateful Eight (@thehatefuleight) July 11, 2015
Tarantino told the audience the film was shot in Ultra Panavision with the same 70Mm cameras used on 1959’s Ben Hur. 7 minutes of special edited footage was shown that introduced the characters.
— The Hateful Eight (@thehatefuleight) July 11, 2015
“I fit into the story b/c the kid who made it grew up watching »
- Movie Geeks
Quentin Tarantino and the cast of The Hateful Eight are currently showcasing the upcoming Western in Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con, and as part of the panel it has been announced that legendary composer Ennio Morricone is set to provide an original score for the film.
See Also: New Comic-Con poster for The Hateful Eight
It will mark Morricone’s first original Western score in almost 35 years, having notably scored classic Spaghetti Westerns such as Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West., as well as many others.
See Also: New images from The Hateful Eight
In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive »
- Gary Collinson
Always a film festival that prides itself on giving its audiences a hell of a lineup, filled to the brim with standout titles every year and world premieres for films that are greatly anticipated, the 2015 Fantasia Film Festival has now revealed its final lineup. Like we’ve all come to appreciate, this year is no exception, with films such as Tales Of Halloween, Ant-Man, the greatly anticipated Cop Car (which will be screened with Kevin Bacon in attendance!!) and Jeruzalem all being standout films to look out for, along with a pretty epic list of other films that are sure to leave viewers entertained and excited throughout the entire event (July 14th-August 4th).
If the full lineup wasn’t already enough to make your horror loving heads explode, the new announcement that Fanstasia will host the July 30th premiere of Cody Calahan’s sequel to 2013’s Antisocial, Antisocial 2, »
- Jerry Smith
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