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Cinelou Sets Jacob Tremblay’s ‘Burn Your Maps’ for February Release (Exclusive)

1 December 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cinelou Films has set an Oscar weekend release date of Feb. 24 for its Vera Farmiga-Jacob Tremblay comedy-drama “Burn Your Maps,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The film, directed by Jordan Roberts, centers on an American 8-year-old who declares to his parents that he is actually a Mongolian goat herder born in the wrong place. When he meets a similarly displaced Indian filmmaker, they journey east, seeking what they believe to be their true place in the world.

“It’s the same kind of quirky story as ‘Little Miss Sunshine,’ and we think mature audience will respond — particularly with an opening on the Oscar weekend,” said Mark Canton, who founded Cinelou in 2014 with Courtney Solomon.

Burn Your Maps” is the fifth title from Cinelou, founded as a prestige label specializing in character-driven adult-targeted movies in the $10 million range. Since then, it’s released Jennifer Aniston’s dark comedy “Cake” and »

- Dave McNary

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10 Surprises and Hidden Gems from the 2017 Sundance Lineup

30 November 2016 2:08 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

2016 is nearly over and most people can’t wait to reach the finish line, so the Sundance Film Festival lineup couldn’t arrive at a better moment to give us something to anticipate for the new year.

Read More: Sundance 2017 Announces Competition and Next Lineups, Including Returning Favorites and Major Contenders

With the announcement of the U.S. and World Competition sections as well as the ever-tantalizing Next category of edgier fare, the first set of Sundance announcements kick off a wave of expectations from new talent and veterans alike. There will be much to dig through, from potential sales titles to breakthrough talent, and more announcements to come (the midnight section, short films, and forward-thinking New Frontiers section are all around the corner). In the meantime, we’ve dug through the initial Sundance blast to unearth a few standouts worthy of anticipation.

David Lowery’s Secret Movie Isn’t »

- Eric Kohn and David Ehrlich

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Sundance Film Festival 2017 Reveals Competition Line-Up

30 November 2016 1:05 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Entering its 33rd year, Sundance Film Festival has unveiled its official competition and Next line-ups for the 2017 edition of the festival. At first glance, initial highlights include Alex Ross Perry’s Queen of Earth follow-up Golden Exits and two David Lowery projects (his small-budget A Ghost Story starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara as well as The Yellow Birds, which he co-wrote).

There’s also Beach Rats, the latest film from It Felt Like Love director Eliza Hittman, Obvious Child director Gillian Robespierre‘s Landline, and Blue Ruin and Green Room star Macon Blair‘s directorial debut I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.

Check out the line-up below and images as they become available.

U.S. Dramatic Competition

The 16 films in this section are all world premieres.

Band Aid” (Director and screenwriter: Zoe Lister-Jones) — A couple who can’t stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort »

- Leonard Pearce

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‘La La Land’ Comes to Morelia Fest as it Hosts Top Festival Winners and Demian Bichir’s Helming Debut

18 October 2016 11:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

World-class festival winners are bowing at the 14th Morelia Int’l Film Festival, including Damian Chazelle’s Oscar-buzzworthy “La La Land,” Nate Parker’s controversial Sundance hit “Birth of a Nation,” Ken Loach’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner “I, Daniel Blake” and Berlinale Golden Bear prizewinner “Fire at Sea” by Gianfranco Rosi.

The 10-day fest opens  Oct. 21 with Pablo Larrain’s latest opus, “Neruda,” which reps Chile at the Foreign-Language Oscar race, and stars Gael Garcia Bernal who will present the pic. Guests of honor this year include Willem Dafoe, Giada Colagrande and Audrey Tautou. Rising Venezuelan star Edgar Ramirez will be presenting two high-profile pics he stars in, “The Girl on the Train” and “Hands of Stone.”

But Morelia remains an important barometer of the latest in Mexican cinema. Mexican thesp Demian Bichir, Oscar-nommed for his lauded perf in 2011 drama “A Better Life,” is staging the world premiere »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Stephen King Novella ‘Hearts in Atlantis’ Set for Big Screen (Exclusive)

21 September 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British director Johannes Roberts is re-teaming with production and finance outfit The Fyzz Facility for coming-of-age drama “Hearts,” an adaptation of Stephen King’s critically acclaimed novella “Hearts in Atlantis.”

Set in 1966, “Hearts” is a bittersweet coming-of-age story about a group of college boys and their first time away from home, their obsession and self-destruction, and what it means to be an adult in a world where, in the face of a devastating war no one understands, adults can no longer be trusted.

Roberts adapted the story with his regular writing partner, Ernest Riera. The pair has recently come off of horror film “The Other Side Of The Door,” starring Sarah Wayne Callies and released worldwide by 20th Century Fox, and shark thriller “47 Meters Down,” starring Mandy Moore, which marked Roberts’ first collaboration with The Fyzz Facility. “47 Meters Down”is scheduled for U.S. release through Entertainment Freestyle in 2017.

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- Robert Mitchell

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Morelia Film Fest To Unveil Demian Bichir’s Debut ‘Un Cuento de Circo & a Love Song’

20 August 2016 3:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mexican thesp Demian Bichir, Oscar-nommed for his lauded perf in 2011 drama “A Better Life,” is staging the world premiere of his directorial debut “Un Cuento de Circo & A Love Song” (aka “Refugio”) at Mexico’s prominent film showcase, the Morelia Int’l Film Fest.

Produced by Ag Studios’ Itaca Films, “Un Cuento de Circo…” turns on a young man called Refugio who was born in a circus and journeys from Mexico to New Orleans in search for his lost love. Its cast is led by Bichir, his co-star in FX’s “The BridgeDiane Kruger, and Jason Patric and Eva Longoria.

Meanwhile, Sebastian Cordero, Ecuador’s most renowned helmer (“Europa”), has chosen Morelia for the Mexican debut of his latest pic, “Sin Muertos No Hay Carnaval,” a co-production between his shingle, Carnaval Cine, with producing partner Arturo Yepes,  Mexico’s Salamandra Prods. and Germany’s Atkis Film Prod. Bowing in Ecuador on Sept. »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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'Lost Boys' Television Reboot Picked Up by CW

19 August 2016 5:18 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

CW, facing life without their hit series The Vampire Diaries once that series concludes after its eighth season, has secured another blood-sucking property to glamour viewers: A television reboot of the cult Eighties film Lost Boys.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, CW won a bidding war to bring the 1987 vampire flick to the small screen, with Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas reportedly on board to guide the reboot. Thomas will write and serve as executive producer on the series, which takes an interesting, almost-anthology-like approach to the source material.

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The Lost Boys TV Series Reboot Is Headed To The CW

19 August 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The CW, known for its extensive superhero slate, is branching farther out into bloodsucker territory as Deadline reports a small screen reboot of The Lost Boys is on the way. Before you dab your brow in anticipation of a “why are they rebooting my favorite movie Ever?!” rant, hold fire. Plans for the series aren’t as dour as they might seem.

First of all, the show is being orchestrated by Rob Thomas, the man behind the superb Veronica Mars. That series, and its spinoff movie, demonstrated a rather special grasp of the material, making its lead likeable and fun without resorting to tired teen stereotypes. For The Lost Boys, Thomas plots to do something that should please fans of the 1987 film. He’s fashioning a fresh spin on the story. Yes folks: this is not a direct remake.

Word from the reporting outlet suggests that Thomas and The CW »

- Gem Seddon

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The CW Developing The Lost Boys Series

19 August 2016 5:33 AM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

The CW has revealed plans to develop a series based the 1980's horror cult classic, The Lost Boys from Veronica Mars  and IZombie creator Rob Thomas. The original 1987 film, directed by Joel Schumacher, starred Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.

The original Lost Boys was about two Arizona brothers, played by Jason Patric and Corey Haim, who move to a small California town where they encounter a gang of blood-thirsty vampires who terrorize the town by night.

The Lost Boys series will span seven seasons chronicling a decade each season. The first season will be set in 1960's San Francisco with each subsequent season featuring new heroes and new setting. The only characters that will remain the same are the vampires.

Source: Deadline »

- J.B. Casas

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‘The Lost Boys’ TV show officially on the way

18 August 2016 11:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Lost Boys TV show confirmed: The planned show will be based on the 1987 movie directed by Joel Schumacher.

More on The Lost Boys TV show below.

The Lost Boys TV show is now a thing after Deadline revealed that a small-screen version of the classic 1980s horror comedy is in the works over at The CW Stateside. The trade blog reveals that the nw show will come from Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas, Gulfstream TV and Warner Bros Television.

The producers and the network envision that The Lost Boys TV Show will run over a planned Seven seasons and tell a story spanning 70 years, each season chronicling a decade.

The Lost Boys starred Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman and was released all of the way back in 1987. If you can’t remember the plot, then here’s a reminder with its official »

- Paul Heath

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The Lost Boys: Veronica Mars Creator Developing Series for The CW

18 August 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Just when it seemed the upcoming end of The Vampire Diaries was going to leave The CW 50% more fang-free, news has broken that Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas is developing a TV series adaptation of The Lost Boys.Joel Schumacher's 1987 film of the same name was written by Jan Fischer, James Jeremias, and Jeffrey Boam. Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Jami Gertz, and Edward Hermann starred.Read More… »


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The CW Developing The Lost Boys TV Series

18 August 2016 5:14 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire.” The CW is looking to tap into the fun and frightening concoction of Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys, as they are developing a TV series based on the beloved film.

Deadline broke the news about The Lost Boys TV series, which is being developed and written by Rob Thomas (iZombie, Veronica Mars) at The CW in conjunction with Gulfstream TV and Warner Bros Television.

According to Deadline, the series is being planned by Thomas as a massive seven-season story that would follow an immortal group of vampires (the Lost Boys) as they live through the triumphs and tribulations of each decade. Each season would be set in a new decade, with the debut season expected to take place in San Francisco circa 1967.

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‘The Lost Boys’ Anthology TV Series in the Works at CW

18 August 2016 4:46 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Yet another remake is making its way to television.

The CW has put a re-imagining of the 1987 film “The Lost Boys” into development, Variety has confirmed.

The potential series hails from “Veronica Mars” and “iZombie” creator Rob Thomas, furthering his relationship with the CW, as his DC Comics zombie rom-com is heading into its third season at the network.

Based on the movie, CW’s “Lost Boys” will be an anthology of sorts, looking at vampires through a new lens, asking the question: what does it really mean to be immortal? The series will tell a story spanning 70 years, each decade a new season — meaning the plan is for the show to go on for seven years. Each season, the humans, the setting, the antagonist and the story all change — only the vampires, our Lost Boys, remain the same. The first season will be set in San Francisco during 1967 — the Summer of Love.

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Lost Boys Series From Veronica Mars Boss Rob Thomas Eyed at The CW

18 August 2016 4:19 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The CW is preparing for life after The Vampire Diaries: The network is developing a series adaptation of the vamp-themed 1987 horror-comedy The Lost Boys, shepherded by Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas.

RelatedNina Dobrev in ‘Discussions’ to Return for The Vampire Diaries‘ Final Season

According to Deadline, the project explores what it really means to be immortal, with each potential season chronicling a decade of the 70-year-old saga. The human characters, the setting and the main antagonist will change with each season, per Deadline. Only the undead Lost Boys will remain the same.

The Joel Schumacher film starred Jason Patric, »

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Wayward Pines: Season Three Still Possible for Fox Series

11 August 2016 7:44 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Is Wayward Pines coming back? Recently, Fox chief Dana Walden discussed the future of the supernatural drama, TVLine reports.From M. Night Shyamalan, Wayward Pines is set in a mysterious Idaho town where the human race is endangered. The cast includes Jason Patric, Djimon Hounsou, Nimrat Kaur, Josh Helman, Kacey Rohl, and Tom Stevens. Season two just ended in July.Read More… »


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Wayward Pines: Cancel or Renew for Season Three?

28 July 2016 12:50 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last summer, Fox launched Wayward Pines. The network announced that the last episode of the season was the "series finale" but later decided to order a second season anyway. Was that move a mistake? Should Wayward Pines be renewed for a third season?On Wayward Pines, the residents of the town must battle against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. Doctor Theo Yedlin (Jason Patric) is a new resident of the community. He awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of this rebellion. He tries to understand what Wayward Pines really is and while helping to preserve the endangered human race. The rest of the cast includes Djimon Hounsou, Nimrat Kaur, Josh Helman, Kacey Rohl, Tom Stevens, Hope Davis, Shannyn Sossamon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, Tim Griffin, Charlie Tahan, Melissa Leo, and Terrence Howard.The first season of Wayward Pines drew »


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Exclusive – Listen to two tracks from the Wayward Pines season 2 finale score by Charlie Clouser

26 July 2016 8:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The season two finale of Wayward Pines airs tomorrow (Wednesday, June 27th), and to whet your appetite we’ve got our hands on two tracks from the final score by Charlie Clouser; give them a listen here…

See Also: Exclusive: Composer Charlie Clouser talks Wayward Pines season 2

Starring Jason Patric (“Rush,” “Narc”), two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “In America”) and Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Hope Davis (“American Crime,” “The Newsroom”), the 10-episode, second season will pick up after the shocking events of Season One, with the residents of Wayward Pines battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation.

Dr. Theo Yedlin (Patric) – a new resident of Wayward Pines – awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of this rebellion, as he tries to understand what Wayward Pines really is and help preserve the endangered human race. Hounsou will portray Cj Mitchum, an »

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Promo and images for Wayward Pines’ Season 2 Finale – ‘Bedtime Story’

21 July 2016 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s the season two finale of Wayward Pines, this coming Wednesday, and Fox has released a batch of images and a promo for ‘Bedtime Story’, which we have for you here…

As the Abbies descend upon the town, Theo is forced to make a decision that could seal humanity’s fate in the all-new “Bedtime Story” season finale episode of Wayward Pines airing Wednesday, July 27 (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. (Pin-210) (TV-14 D, S, V)

Cast: Jason Patric as Dr. Theo Yedlin; Nimrat Kaur as Rebecca Yedlin; Djimon Hounsou as Cj Mitchum; Josh Helman as Xander Beck; Tom Stevens as Jason Higgins; Kacey Rohl as Kerry Campbell

Guest Cast: Christopher Meyer as Mario; Michael Garza as Frank; Emma Tremblay as Lucy; Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Arlene Moran; Amitai Marmorstein as Oscar


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Wayward Pines Season 2 Episode 8 Review – ‘Pass Judgement’

19 July 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Martin Carr reviews the eighth episode of Wayward Pines season 2…

This is a continuation of last week’s powder keg episode where Abbies had congregated outside the fence by the thousand. Inside remained a hot bed of in-fighting, finger pointing and slanderous exchanges. What episode eight gives us is more of the same except this time the female has escaped completely. Megan Fisher has bled out and sits prone undiscovered until ten minutes in, at which point there develops a number of dividing factions all out for their own ends.

Tim Griffin’s Adam Hassler who continues the unkempt, dishevelled, hobo chic is almost beside himself at the prophecy unfolding as panic runs rampant. Hidden entrances and exits from the town are discovered which smacks of convenience rather than poor planning. While man points are won and lost on both sides between Xander and Yedlin, in an episode which appears »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Lost Boys Is Getting A Comic Book Sequel

18 July 2016 7:43 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

1987’s The Lost Boy is a bona-fide cult classic, and one of the go to films when diving deep into the world of vampires on film. Fans have been thirsting for a sequel ever since the movie’s release, and before you ask the twenty years later direct to DVD sequels The Tribe and The Thirst don’t count. But it looks like we’re finally getting what we wished for with DC Comics imprint Vertigo (the mature readers arm of the company that brought us previous big screen adaption The Losers and current smash hit t.v. show Preacher) announcing a de facto The lost Boys 2 in the form of a comic book miniseries that picks up not long after the events of the original. Written by Tim Seeley, creator of the similarly horror tinged comic Hack/Slash, the story will see Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz »

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