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Caliber Media and Naa coproduced Milo and the latter made Cheap Thrills, both of which sold during SXSW. Caliber is in pre-production on horror Western Bone Tomahawk to star Kurt Russell and Timothy Olyphant while Naa is producing Why Now with Parts »
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Dig on the new trailer and poster for the Christian Slater driven Stranded. While youre at it make a notation on your calendar as weve got a release date for you. Stranded looks a bit like Alien meets The Thing with a significantly less endearing ensemble. You wont find a Sigourney Weaver or Kurt Russell here instead weve got Christian Slater fronting the ensemble. Despite Slaters sometimessketchy career decisions (Alone in the Dark Hollow Man II anyone) Stranded looks like it could surprise. »
It's impossible to talk about horror films, specifically the slasher genre, without mentioning director John Carpenter, the man behind the classic Halloween. Plus, the filmmaker made waves with his remake of The Thing and cult classics like They Live. Though the later years of his career haven't offered much in the vein of quality, there's no denying the man's influence over horror, and filmmakers in general, working today. So how about taking a look back at Carpenter's prolific career with an hour-long documentary called John Carpenter: Fear Is Just The Beginning. It's from 2004, but it's still very interesting. Watch it! Here's John Carpenter: Fear Is Just The Beginning via The Film Stage: Complete with interviews from collaborators like Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Kurt Russell (Escape from New York) and the equally influential horror filmmaker George Romero, this is a truly fascinating look at a filmmaker who is usually private, »
- Ethan Anderton
If you have a spare hour and forty minutes today, you may want to spend it watching a couple of documentaries about a few beloved directors. First up, there's the 40-minute BBC 2 documentary about The Coen Brothers that was made during the production of O Brother, Where Art Thou? At times, Joel and Ethan Coen have been mistakenly cited as "reclusive" when really they just don't seem to seek the spotlight, and don't feel the need to talk endlessly about their work. Nevertheless, getting to watch them work is a rare opportunity, and a valuable insight into their superb filmography. There's also an hour-long documentary entitled Fear Is Just the Beginning, which focuses on the career of John Carpenter. Made in 2004, the documentary has Carpenter looking back on his career as well as interviews with Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, George Romero, and more. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance »
- Matt Goldberg
In the right hands, an epic movie death can be one of the defining aspects of a given film, bringing finality to a situation, or on a more basic level, simply thrilling the Hell out of us. In other instances, the mere shock value of the death, either through its speed, unexpected arrival or bizarre nature, can lodge a film far deeper in our consciousness than it otherwise would be.
What these 10 deaths have in common is that in some way or another they defied expectations, and therefore shifted that we would come to expect from the film thereafter. If nothing else, these 10 films made it clear that all bets were off…
- Shaun Munro
Say hello to his little Wookiee? According to Al Pacino, Al Pacino almost played Han Solo in "Star Wars."
"It was mine for the taking but I didn’t understand the script," Pacino said in London over the weekend during an event called "An Evening With Al Pacino." Harrison Ford apparently did understand the script; he, of course, played Solo in three "Star Wars" films and is expected to reprise his role in the 2015 sequel directed by J.J. Abrams.
Pacino wasn't the only acclaimed actor to turn down the role of Han Solo. James Caan, Kurt Russell and Christopher Walken were all up for the part. Sissy Spacek, Jodie Foster, Cindy Williams and Amy Irving were among those actresses considered for the role of Princess Leia. That one eventually went to Carrie Fisher.
For more roles that Pacino almost had, head over to The Telegraph. For a list of other »
- Christopher Rosen
Those up on their Star Wars trivia likely already know that Harrison Ford only won the role of Han Solo after seemingly every other viable male actor of the ’70s was considered, a roster that's been rumored to include Nick Nolte, Kurt Russell, Burt Reynolds, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Walken, Perry King, Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, James Caan, and even Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, and Steve Martin (with Martin’s near-miss continuing to cause confusion to this day). Al Pacino was also famously in that mix, and at London’s recent “An Evening With Al Pacino” (just an evening »
While Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher formed the core that would go on to create one of the biggest sci-fi franchise in history with "Star Wars," things could have played out much, much differently. Sissy Spacek or Cindy Williams could have been Princess Leia, while a gallery of tough dudes like Kurt Russell, Nick Nolte, Sylvester Stallone and Christopher Walken were all in the running for Han Solo. Another actor in the mix? Al Pacino. Yes really. Had the actor taken the role, he would've been coming off an incredible run of movies including the two "The Godfather" films by George Lucas' good friend Francis Ford Coppola, "Serpico" and "Dog Day Afternoon." While Pacino did take a look at the part, he recently explained why he ultimately didn't sign on. "It was mine for the taking but I didn’t understand the script," he told an audience »
- Kevin Jagernauth
2 Autumns, 3 Winters
Film Movement has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Sebastien Betbeder's "2 Autumns, 3 Winters." The story follows two friends in their early-thirties over two falls and three winters, as one falls in love while the other has a stroke.
Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Guillaume Canet’s English-language directorial debut "Blood Ties" in a $2 million deal. Lionsgate's Roadside Attractions will release the film, a remake of "Les Liens Du Sang," which follows two brothers, one a cop and one an ex-con. Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Zoé Saldana, James Caan, Matthias Schoenaerts and Mila Kunis star.
Blue Is The Warmest Color
Sundance Selects has acquired U.S. rights to Abdellatif Kechiche's French-language drama "Blue Is the Warmest Color" starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos. The story deals with a young girl's first love and includes explicit lesbian sex scenes. It has also drawn rave reviews at Cannes. »
- Garth Franklin
At Cannes, Magnolia acquired the promising sounding horror western, Bone Tomahawk. The film has a fantastic cast that includes Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Olyphant and Jennifer Carpenter. S. Craig Zahler will direct the movie, which has the following synopsis:
“Bone Tomahawk” follows an outlaw who unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope. When the monsters kidnap several settlers, including a rancher’s wife, a small rescue party consisting of the injured rancher, the sheriff, his aging deputy and a strong-willed gunslinger, journey into hell to try and rescue them. They soon find themselves in dark unknown territories where savage inbreeds armed with the ultimate weapon leave no hope of survival.
Production begins in August. »
- Andy Greene
Wyatt Russell, son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, has joined the family business! After five years in professional hockey, Wyatt's taken up acting full time and appears in We Are What We Are. Wyatt chatted with us at the Cannes Film Festival this week about falling into acting and talking shop with his parents and sister Kate Hudson and confirmed that the ladies in their family do, indeed, as Kate put it, "throw down!" On Allie: Zara. »
- Allie Merriam
Magnolia Pictures has picked up Bone Tomahawk, the horror-western starring Kurt Russell (from everything awesome), Peter Sarsgaard (Green Lantern), Richard Jenkins (The Cabin in the Woods) and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter).
S. Craig Zahler will direct the horror-Western for Caliber Media.
According to The Wrap, the film "follows an outlaw who unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope.
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More distro news is coming out of Cannes as Magnolia Pictures had acquired U.S. rights to S. Craig Zahler's Western Bone Tomahawk, which will be fully financed by 2929 Entertainment. Read on for details.
Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Richard Jenkins, and Jennifer Carpenter will star in the feature directorial debut of S. Craig Zahler. Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller are producing through their Caliber Media Co. banner. Production is slated to begin this August in Utah.
Bone Tomahawk follows an outlaw who unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope. When the monsters kidnap several settlers, including a rancher’s wife, a small rescue party consisting of the injured rancher, the sheriff, his aging deputy, and a strong-willed gunslinger journeys into hell to try to rescue them. They soon find themselves in dark unknown territories where savage inbreeds armed with »
- Uncle Creepy
Magnolia Pictures had acquired U.S. rights to S. Craig Zahler's Western "Bone Tomahawk," which will be fully financed by 2929 Entertainment. Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Jennifer Carpenter and Timothy Olyphant are attached to star in the film, which Constantin has acquired for German-speaking European territories. Celluloid Dreams has also already pre-sold France (Wildside), Australia (Transmission), Russia (Luxor) and Thailand (Ipa Asia). "Bone Tomahawk" follows an outlaw who unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope. When the monsters kidnap several settlers, including a rancher's wife, a »
- Jeff Sneider
Kate Hudson posed with a newspaper for a fun photoshoot in Beverly Hills yesterday. She was accompanied on the set by her pregnant sister-in-law, Erinn Bartlett, who is married to Kate's brother Oliver Hudson. Erinn looked after Kate's son Bingham Bellamy while Kate got pretty for the cameras. Kate mixed work and family after taking time out to focus on those closest to her earlier this month. She visited a winery in Santa Barbara in the company of her fiancé, Matthew Bellamy, and her stepdad Kurt Russell last week and also spent a sunny day with Bing and Matthew at the beach. Kate will soon have even more to juggle since she's due to begin filming her new project Good People with James Franco in London this month. View Slideshow › »
- Meghan Rooney
Kate Hudson continues to prove why her kids are just the coolest. The mother-of-two's son Ryder was spotted with grandma Goldie Hawn in Malibu Saturday, where the adorable 9-year-old was snapped showing off his new pink and blue 'do. The big brother to baby Bingham clearly had a lot of energy saved up for the Saturday outing, sprinting around the Cross Creek center as Goldie kept a watchful eye on her grandchild. Grandpa Kurt Russell was also present for the family outing, although mama Kate was nowhere in sight. Despite Ryder—whose father is Hudson's ex-hubby Chris Robinson—being just shy of his double digit years, the former couple's son is no stranger to »
Ryder Robinson is a rebel in the making! Kate Hudson's 9-year-old son with ex-husband Chris Robinson rocked pink and blue streaks in his hair while bonding with grandparents Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell over lunch in Malibu May 11. Though the Reluctant Fundamentalist actress was nowhere in sight, Ryder had plenty of fun with his other famous relatives. After a family meal, Hawn and Russell bought their grandson some educational games at Toy Crazy. Uncles Oliver Hudson (with son Bodhi, 2) and Wyatt Rusell also joined in [...] »
Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy spent a sunny day with their son, Bing, in Santa Monica yesterday. The family is back in the La area after they took a short trip to Santa Barbara with Kate's stepdad, Kurt Russell. Kate, Matthew, and Kurt visited a winery on Monday while Kate's fashionable Hollywood peers were busy in NYC attending the 2013 Met Gala. She may have opted to skip the Big Apple bash to spend time with her family as she will be back to work again soon. Kate will pack up and head off to London by the end of this month to begin filming for Good People with James Franco. However, before she leaves for London, Kate will spend Mother's Day with her mom, Goldie Hawn. Kate and Goldie told Popsugar Beauty that they are planning to spend the weekend together at a spa in the desert, complete with pampering, »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Here’s some good news for any East Coast horror fans out there! New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center, located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is gearing up to bring back their “Midnight Movies” series in June, and judging from the initial lineup, it sounds like a lot of fun, read on!
“The return of the Midnight Movies series in June will be bookended by two John Carpenter/Kurt Russell crowd pleasers, with The Thing (1982), the edge-of-your-seat thriller of a body-duplicating alien versus a handful of men, re-opening the series on Friday, June 7, and Big Trouble In Little China (1986), which both begs definition while it gleefully mixes genre, closing out the month on Friday, June 28. In between, Midnight Movies will screen Wes Craven’s Deadly Blessing (1981), a tale of horror in Amish country and Richard Donner’s anti-Christ horror staple, The Omen (1976).”
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Kate Hudson swung by a winery in Santa Barbara, CA, with fiancé Matthew Bellamy and stepdad Kurt Russell on Monday. The threesome made their way through the grounds as Kate swapped laughs with Kurt and sweet embraces with Matthew throughout the day. Kate, who recently returned from a promotional stint in NYC for her film The Reluctant Fundamentalist, was missed on the Met Gala red carpet Monday night, but she did display her punk side ahead of schedule. On Saturday, Kate showed off her supertoned stomach in a cutoff Strokes tee as she and Matthew made a stylish trip to early Cinco de Mayo celebrations. The actress is in La for the time being but will head back to London soon, since she is set to begin filming Good People with James Franco this month. View Slideshow › »
- Ivana Dukanovic
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