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News Bits: Horns, Brownie, Devil, Mercy, Run

18 July 2014 5:41 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »


The first poster is out for Alexandre Aja's upcoming thriller "Horns" which opens at Halloween. Daniel Radcliffe plays a young man who is the prime suspect in the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, though he's innocent.

Soon, horns starting to grow from his own head - horns with the ability to make people confess their darkest sins and unspeakable impulses. He uses them on his quest to find the killer and learn the truth.

Brownie Wise

Oscar winner Sandra Bullock will star in Tate Taylor's new film "Brownie Wise" for Sony Pictures. Bullock will play the home marketing pioneer and businesswoman who created the Tupperware home party strategy.

Taylor will write, produce and direct the film based on Bob Kealing’s non-fiction book "Tupperware Unsealed". David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Tom Shelly will also produce. [Source: Screen]

The Devil In The Kitchen

Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio and »

- Garth Franklin

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New Images Arrive From 'The Hobbit 3,' 'Exodus,' 'Goosebumps' & Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck'

18 July 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With summer starting to wrap up (after "Guardians Of The Galaxy" in two weeks, blockbusters get considerably thinner on the ground), it's time to start looking even further ahead to big movies planned for the fall, or even for next summer. And happily, with Comic-Con just around the corner, the studios have obliged, releasing a slew of images for some new upcoming movies. First up is "Exodus: Gods & Kings," Ridley Scott's first attempt at the Biblical epic. The first live-action big-screen version of the story of Moses since "The Ten Commandments," Scott's picture is taking the big-budget "Gladiator"-style approach, but has drawn controversy due to casting Caucasian actors in Jewish and Egyptian roles, and for casting Australian actor Joel Edgerton as a tangerine with eyebrows drawn on with a magic marker. Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Mendelsohn and Indira Varma star alongside Edgerton, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Moonfall May Land With Darren Aronofsky

18 July 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

David Weil is a young man on the cusp of very big things. As an actor he has delivered small roles in the TV show The Young And The Restless, and in little-known movies such as 5 Hour Friends. But the very big things that are about to happen revolve around screenplays he has written – most notably Moonfall, which is apparently being sized up by Academy Award nominated director and producer, Darren Aronofsky.

It seems that Moonfall may have developed quite a following of interested parties, as it has been doing the rounds of Hollywood studios. Weil has been a fixture on many radar screens since his script Half Heard In The Stillness was included in the 2013 Black List. That script featured a story in which a young man finds himself being rescued from the basement of a child predator, where he has been held for ten years. Apparently, Half Heard »

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Ridley Scott Gets The Devil In The Kitchen

18 July 2014 11:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When chef Marco Pierre White published his autobiography in 2006, his infamously tumultuous life was guaranteed to be a dramatic read. Originally titled White Slave, the book was released in America under the new moniker, The Devil In The Kitchen, and readers were not disappointed. Now, it seems the story of the man widely regarded as the first ‘celebrity chef’ may be headed for the screen, as Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio and Colet Abedi have optioned the work for development.

Following the man from his humble and tragic beginnings in Leeds, UK, to the height of fame and fortune at the centre of London’s restaurant scene, The Devil In The Kitchen depicts the genesis of “the godfather of modern cooking.” Earning his stripes from some of the best chefs in the country, such as Albert Roux and Raymond Blanc, White himself would go on to train Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal, »

- Sarah Myles

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Ridley Scott to produce Marco Pierre White biopic for big screen

18 July 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ridley Scott will produce a biopic based on the life of television chef Marco Pierre White.

Scott, Giannina Facio and Colet Abedi have optioned the rights to White's memoir The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef, Deadline reports.

It isn't yet clear if Scott will also serve as director on the project, which will chart White's rise to fame as one of the first celebrity chefs.

The memoir focuses on White's tumultuous early years and his success as a chef in 1980s London.

The 52-year-old - who trained Gordon Ramsay - was the first and youngest chef to win three Michelin stars. He has appeared on cooking shows like Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef and Marco Pierre White's Kitchen Wars.

Last month, it was reported that The Martian will be Ridley Scott's next project. The 20th Century Fox's sci-fi adventure, starring Matt Damon, »

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Ridley Scott to Produce and Possibly Direct 'The Devil in the Kitchen'

18 July 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio and Colet Abedi have picked up rights to chef Marco Pierre White's 2010 memoir entitled The Devil In The Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness And The Making Of A Great Chef.

Marco Pierre White is a chain-smoking, pot-throwing rock-star chef that is a legend in the world of food. He is the first and youngest British chef to win three Michelin stars, which he gave back once he retired. His memoir gives us an account of his ascent from a working-class chef to becoming one of the best known chefs in the food industry. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the business including Mario Batali, Gordon Ramsay, Albert Roux, Raymond Blanc, Michael Caine and many more.

The producing trio will be working on the film together with Ridley Scott possibly directing. He is currently helming Exodus: Gods and Kings, which will be in theaters December 12th. »

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Week in Review: Tommy Wiseau might have a TV show (or not)

18 July 2014 6:32 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Week in Review rounds up the best of the rest of film and TV news hitting the web this week. Check out the rest of the Sos Blog for more news updates. 

When Tommy Wiseau, the director of self-proclaimed masterpiece The Room (i.e. one of the best worst cult movies ever made), isn’t touring around college campuses and dodging chucked spoons at midnight screenings of his own film, or better yet, trying to play a video game, he’s presumably still out there being the auteur he thinks he is. Those desperate to know what he’d be up to next need wait no longer, as Wiseau has shared a clip from an upcoming sitcom he’s made called The Neighbors. Naturally, it looks awesome.

The clip for the show, as well as the show’s website, says it will premier on “Comedy.TV” this September. Except that might be a total lie, »

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Ridley Scott Options Raucous Chef Marco Pierre White's Memoir The Devil In The Kitchen

17 July 2014 10:46 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It.s no secret that huge fans of Jon Favreau.s Chef around these parts, which means not at all surprised that chef movies are on the rise - though maybe from places we didn.t expect. Blockbuster filmmaker Ridley Scott has teamed up with his oft-collaborative actress Giannina Facio and Iranian screenwriter Colet Abedi (Fashion House) in optioning The Devil in the Kitchen, the excellent memoir from the original culinary genius asshole Marco Pierre White. If read The Devil in the Kitchen, or if you keep up with world-renowned chefs in general, aware of Marco Pierre White. In 1994, he became (at 33) the then-youngest chef to earn 3 Michelin stars, arguably the highest honor in the land. This was done by dedicating a large portion of his life to the kitchen, where he often turned boys into men in a sense, while holding »

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Microsoft's Missed Opportunity in Hollywood: ‘What a Zero, the Whole Thing’

17 July 2014 5:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Microsoft stormed Hollywood two years ago armed with its Xbox and one of the most powerful executives in the television business. It leaves with nothing to show for it. Microsoft will close its Xbox Entertainment Studios in the coming months, the company said Thursday, laying off some 200 employees. President Nancy Tellem and lieutenant Jordan Levin will hang around to finish off a couple of shows, but producing TV shows is no longer in Microsoft's long-term plan. So ends a fitful two-year experiment with an enterprise that never found its footing. Despite partnerships with Steven Spielberg, Sarah Silverman and Ridley Scott, »

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Ridley Scott Options The Devil In The Kitchen

17 July 2014 11:22 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Ridley Scott always has so many projects bubbling away in his development kitchen that it’s a wonder he has time to monitor them all. Still, that’s what a production company like Scott Free is for. The delivery truck has backed up to the loading bay, bringing yet another new possibility: Marco Pierre White’s memoir The Devil In The Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness And The Making Of A Great Chef.Scott has splashed some cash alongside fellow producers Giannina Facio and Colet Abedi to buy the rights to White’s tome, which somewhat unsurprisingly, chronicles his rise to become one of the pioneers of the celebrity chef archetype. It has all the usual ingredients: a riotous childhood, rock star status in the 1980s kitchen scene bristling with other trendy types and his work training the likes of Mario Batali and Gordon Ramsay. Oh, and the fact that he »

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Casting Net: Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons join 'Race,' Jacki Weaver eyes 'Equals'

16 July 2014 5:04 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons have joined the cast of the Jesse Owens biopic, Race. Focus Features acquired U.S. distribution rights of the Stephen Hopkins-directed film. Stephen James will portray the racing legend with Sudeikis as his obsessive coach, Larry Snyder. Irons will play the head of the American Olympic committee, Avery Brundage, who argued for the 1936 Olympics to take place in Berlin. Shooting begins July 24 in Montreal and at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where Owens won a record-breaking four Olympic gold medals. Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel wrote the script. Jean Charles Lévy (Forecast Pictures), Luc Dayan »

- C. Molly Smith

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10 Reasons Prometheus 2 Should Be Scrapped For Alien 5

16 July 2014 6:25 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

20th Century Fox

Believe it or not, it’s already been two whole years since Ridley Scott’s Prometheus graced our screens and…produced one of the most venomously divisive reactions to any blockbuster in recent memory.

Even ignoring that, its box office gross was a solid $403 million, ensuring Fox were eager to press on with a follow-up, tentatively titled Paradise, which would presumably see sole survivor Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) carrying android David’s (Michael Fassbender) head with her to the Engineer homeworld in order to find out why they wanted to wipe out humanity.

Though we can’t deny that there’s at least some interesting potential there, we’re still waiting on tenterhooks for a fifth Alien film, something both James Cameron and Ridley Scott expressed an interest in pursuing last decade (with Cameron writing and Scott directing), though Cameron has changed his mind since the AvP movies happened, »

- Jack Pooley

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Release Dates: ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Child 44,’ ‘The Vatican Tapes’

15 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Briefly: Monday, Martin Scorsese’s latest was  slotted on the release schedule. Tuesday, three other movies join the calendar. First up is Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, which will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. It’s aiming at a prime December 25, 2015 release date from 20th Century Fox. Next up is the Ridley Scott produced Child […]

The post Release Dates: ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Child 44,’ ‘The Vatican Tapes’ appeared first on /Film. »

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6 Best & 6 Worst Historical Movie Epics Of The 2000s

15 July 2014 5:41 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The first trailer for Ridley Scott’s upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings landed earlier this week, and it certainly seems like a return to familiar territory for the veteran director, who has helmed several big-budget epics over the last decade. While the trailer itself was a little underwhelming, it did boast the stunning visuals we’ve come to expect from Ridley Scott movie and an impressive cast led by Christian Bale that also features Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul and Sigourney Weaver.

Ever since the director resurrected the genre with Gladiator at the turn of the millennium, the historical epic has had a patchy track record at the box office to say the least, and it remains to be seen how his latest effort will fare. Exodus will need to be a great movie to stand any chance of commercial success, with a release »

- Scott Campbell

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New stills from Exodus: Gods and Kings

15 July 2014 1:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot on the heels of the first teaser trailer [which you can see here], Century Fox has released a trio of stills from its upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, which see Christian Bale’s (American Hustle) Moses joined by director Ridley Scott (Prometheus)…

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Exodus is set for release on December 12th 2014 and also features Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), John Turturro (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Ben Kingsley »

- Gary Collinson

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Hardy, Oldman-Led "Child 44" Set For April 2015

14 July 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It has taken them some time to select one, but Summit Entertainment has finally announced an April 17th 2015 release date for Daniel Espinosa's much anticipated adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's novel "Child 44".

Set in Stalinst Russia in the 1950s, where the official decree of the state is that "there is no crime," Tom Hardy plays a disgraced Mgb agent investigating a series of child murders. He soon finds himself the target of his own government when he learns the elusive killer may have connections to the highest levels of the party.

Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, and Vincent Cassel also star in the film which Richard Price wrote and which Ridley Scott and Michael Costigan produced. Shot late Summer last year, there was hope the film might get a late 2014 release.

Source: Summit Entertainment »

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Tom Hardy’s Thriller ‘Child 44′ Set for April 17 Release

14 July 2014 6:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate will open the thriller “Child 44,” starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, on April 17 in the U.S.

Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Vincent Cassel also star in the thriller, directed by Daniel Espinosa from a script by Richard Price. Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Greg Shapiro produced.

The story, set in Stalinist Russia, centers on a senior member of the secret police framed by a colleague for treason and exiled to a remote outpost, where he unearths a series of mysterious murders and vows to catch the elusive killer.

Child 44″ opens against Sony’s “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2″ and Focus’ sci-fier “Selfless.”


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When Will Charlton Heston's Character Show Up In This Planet Of The Apes Series?

14 July 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Here.s the unusual part of being a prequel to one of the seminal works of science-fiction cinema. Audiences will look at you and wait to see how you connect to the movie they have burned into their imaginations. A slight disconnect of materials plagued Ridley Scott.s Prometheus. All anyone wanted (the director, as well, it seems) was an explanation as to how it tied to Alien. And a similar issue is starting to crop up with our current box-office leader, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Where is the ape-hating Charlton Heston? We found out. Knowing that Matt Reeves already has committed to another Apes movie, I started to ask him during a recent, exclusive interview, if some of the important pieces had moved into place yet. I wanted to know if they had yet discussed a title, but he says they have not. But when I »

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Child 44 to open spring 2015

14 July 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lionsgate has set the release date for the Summit Entertainment thriller starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.

Child 44 will arrive on April 17 2015 in wide release.

The cast includes Joel Kinnaman, Vincent Cassel and Gary Oldman and Jason Clarke from the current number one North American release Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

Daniel Espinosa directed the Scott Free Productions and Worldview Entertainment film, which takes place in Stalinist Russia as an exiled member of the secret police defies government forces as he probes a series of murders and seeks to clear his name.

Richard Price produced with Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Greg Shapiro »

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Tom Hardy's 'Child 44' Gets Spring 2015 Release Date

14 July 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate has issued an April 17, 2015 release date for the upcoming thriller Child 44.

The adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's novel will go up against the Disney documentary Monkey Kingdom, Sony's comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Focus Features' Selfless on April 17.

Tom Hardy stars as Leo Demidov, a member of the secret police in Stalinist Russia who is framed by a colleague and sent to a remote outpost. He discovers a string of grisly and mysterious murders as he vows to stop a dangerous serial killer. Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke and Paddy Considine round out the supporting cast.

Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is directing from an adapted screenplay by Richard Price (Ransom), with Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Greg Shapiro producing.

Child 44 comes to theaters April 17th, 2015 and stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Paddy Considine, Gary Oldman, Philip Seymour Hoffman. The »

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