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Tom Hardy Series 'Taboo' Gets Director

31 July 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Tom Hardy's latest (and long-gestating) collaboration "Locke" writer/director and "Peaky Blinders" creator Steven Knight is "Taboo," an eight-episode miniseries starring Hardy as a rogue adventurer seeking vengeance for his dead father. The first four episodes will be directed by Kristoffer Nyholm, who steered episodes of the moody Scandinavian original series "The Killing." Hardy worked with his own father to shape this story. It's produced by Ridley Scott via his Scott Free London Banner, and Hardy's Hardy Son and Baker for BBC One and FX. The project centers on James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a rogue adventurer who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a very dangerous game. Hardy also stars in the second season "Peaky. »

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Cruise Classic: Mission Impossible

31 July 2015 5:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Every Friday for the last few weeks we’ve been looking at a different cinematic classic featuring a certain Tom Cruise. Past editions have focussed on Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, and Minority Report, now our attention turns to his one franchise, the Mission Impossible series.

Tom Cruise had his first taste of fame in the 1980’s and, unlike many of his peers, has never really left the spotlight. His body of work features an impressive 38 films giving him the opportunity to work with many acclaimed directors such as Steven Spielberg, Cameron Crowe, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Oliver Stone, and Stanley Kubrick. He’s also done pretty much every genre under the sun, giving him a wide ranging show-reel. He’s also been the first actor to get his own Sky movies channel devoted purely to films he stars in (available now for a limited time). This week sees his latest »

- Kat Smith

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News Bits: Martian, Edge, Exorcism, Boy

30 July 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Martian

Total Film has posted a bunch of new photos from 20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott's science fiction action adventure "The Martian". Matt Damon stars in the film as an astronaut presumed dead after a fierce storm on Mars. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity to stay alive. The film opens October 2nd and click here for the shots.


Max Martini ("Pacific Rim") and Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood") will star in Shane Black's Kansas-set western drama pilot "Edge" for Amazon. Black will pen, direct and executive produce.

Martini plays Josiah Hedges (aka. Edge), who goes on a bloody mission of vengeance when his younger brother is killed by a group of his former Union army comrades lead by his nemesis, a prominent senator and psychotic sadist named Merritt Harknett (Kwanten). [Source: Variety

Exorcism: Live

Destination America is set to host the first »

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‘The Killing’ Director Signs on for Tom Hardy Event Series ‘Taboo’

30 July 2015 9:41 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Danish director Kristoffer Nyholm has signed on to direct the first half of “Taboo,” the eight-part event series that stars Tom Hardy as a 19th century Londoner who is struggling to build a shipping empire while also avenging his father’s death.

Nyholm is known for directing the original version of “The Killing” TV series as well as the popular Danish series “The Village.”

Hardy developed the story of “Taboo” with his father, Chips Hardy, and it’s the first project to come from their Hardy Son & Baker banner. Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”) wrote the series.

Sonar Entertainment is handling worldwide distribution. Ridley Scott and Kate Crowe are exec producing under their Scott Free shingle, Tom Hardy and Dean Baker are exec producing for Hardy Son & Baker and Gene Stein is exec producing for Sonar Entertainment. Knight is also exec producing, with Timothy Bricknell serving as producer. Chips Hardy is serving as consulting producer. »

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Matt Damon Is A Long Way From Home In New The Martian Screenshots

30 July 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Seeing Matt Damon in an astronaut suit may evoke bad memories for Interstellar fans, but forget Dr. Mann, for in Ridley Scott’s Oscar-tipped space oddity The Martian, the actor is playing an intrepid explorer cast astray on the Red Planet.

With no option but to “science the shit” out of his surrounding supplies, Damon’s lone astronaut is forced to carry out a mini-terraforming mission, growing food on a hostile environment that is designed for anything but. First off, his Mark Watney will be forced to send out an Sos signal from the sun-scorched planet, before hunkering down for a gruelling 4 years as the Ares 3 crew return for the man they left behind.

Lifted from the pages of Andy Weir’s eponymous best-seller, there’s already tremendous amount of buzz surrounding The Martian following its spine-chilling first trailer. With a cast that includes Jessica Chastain, »

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Hardy-Led "Taboo" Gets A "Killing" Helmer

30 July 2015 7:23 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Danish director Kristoffer Nyholm, who helmed the original acclaimed Scandinavian version of "The Killing," has boarded Tom Hardy event TV series "Taboo". Nyholm will direct the first four episodes of the eight-part series.

Hardy stars as James Keziah Delaney, who returns to London in 1813 after a decade in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. He finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company and playing a dangerous game between the warring British and Americans.

Steven Knight, who previously worked with Hardy on "Peaky Blinders" and "Locke," has created and written the series while Ridley Scott and Hardy will executive produce. Filming begins in November in the United Kingdom.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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'The Martian' Photos Strand Matt Damon on Mars

29 July 2015 4:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the first trailer for Warner Bros.' The Martian that debuted last month, the studio has released new photos, courtesy of Total Film. These images show Matt Damon's Mark Watney, stranded on the Red Planet all by himself with no way back to Earth. We still have just a few months until Ridley Scott's sci-fi adaptation hits theaters, so these photos will surely be the first of many.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring The Martian home, »

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Get your ass to Mars with Matt Damon in these new Martian images

29 July 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm on Mars and left behind by his crew, where he must draw upon his ingenuity and wit in order to survive. Enter Ridley Scott and Matt Damon in a film that's Apollo 13 meets Cast Away. For those of you who read the book, you know it's just as entertaining as it sounds! Here's a few images of our hero(es) on Mars, as well as some... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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'Endless Love' to 'Eyes Wide Shut' - All of Tom Cruise's films ranked

29 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Two film franchises, both just now reaching their fifth film, but nothing alike in overall execution. What makes "Mission: Impossible" so rich and robust as a series, and why is "Vacation" such a drag? The answer to the first part of that question has to do with Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner, and anyone looking to understand how to build a 21st century franchise would be wise to closely study the model that they've established. Not only has it proven incredibly limber, it seems like they're still just picking up steam. All they have to do now is figure out how to keep Tom Cruise alive and looking exactly like he does right now for the next 100 years. Since it's the Imf we're talking about, I assume they will succeed. When you look at Tom Cruise's career, he came out of the gates really strong. He made his screen debut in "Endless Love, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Two new images from Ridley Scott’s The Martian

29 July 2015 7:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Total Film, we’ve got two new images from The Martian, the upcoming sci-fi drama starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars after a mission goes wrong…

See Also: First trailer and poster for Ridley Scott’s The Martian

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. »

- Gary Collinson

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The Martian, Demolition and The Danish Girl head 2015 Toronto International Film Festival lineup

29 July 2015 5:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After this morning’s announcement of the line-up for the upcoming Venice Film Festival, news has also arrived about the schedule for the Toronto International Film Festival, which begins on September 10th.

While the full line-up is available on the festival website, Tiff will play host to several films hoping to make a splash come awards season: Eddie Redmayne-starrer The Danish Girl will feature as well as world premieres of Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall, Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic The Martian, and Stephen FrearsLance Armstrong biopic The Program, starring Ben Foster as the disgraced cyclist.

Cary Fukunaga’s Netflix film Beasts of No Nation will also be screened, as well as Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams; Johnny Depp’s Black Mass, and Jean-Marc Vallee’s drama Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, which is set to open the festival on »

- Scott J. Davis

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Toronto Film Festival Unveils Initial 2015 Schedule

28 July 2015 4:32 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off once again in September, and has now announced a batch of the films that will premiere or screen there. Among this year’s crop? Jean-Marc Vallee's Demolition, Ridley Scott’s The Martian and Tom Hooper’s The Danish GirlDemolition, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, is scheduled to open the event, and we can also expect the likes of Stephen Frears' Lance Armstrong biopic The Program, Peter Sollett’s Freeheld, which features Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, and Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation, which stars Idris Elba, was bought by Netflix and will show there once its festival run is complete. Films scoring galas including Kray twins drama Legend, which has Tom Hardy playing both lead roles and Jay Roach’s Trumbo, featuring Bryan Cranston as the blacklisted writer. Denis Villeneuve’s drug war thriller Sicario will follow »

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup: The Martian, Demolition, Legend, and More

28 July 2015 3:27 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Toronto Film Festival just announced a few dozen movies of the eventual hundreds of titles that will screen at the September festival this year. Toronto unofficially kicks off prestige season, and this year's crop brings the usual blend of biopics, auteur-driven dramas, and acting showcases. Among the latter is the festival's opening-night film, Jean-Marc Vallee's Demolition, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a talented banker going off the rails after the loss of his wife. (It's not to be confused with the recent Southpaw, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a talented boxer going off the rails after the loss of his wife.) The festival's other world premieres include: Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic The Martian; Roland Emmerich's gay-rights period piece Stonewall; the Julianne MooreEllen Page lesbian legal drama Freeheld; Gavin Hood's drone thriller Eye in the Sky; Michael Moore's new documentary Where to Invade Next; and »

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The Martian and Black Mass lead the first wave of TIFF15 announcements

28 July 2015 2:38 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) announced its first slate of films heading to the Festival this year.  And, boy, are we excited!

Some of the year’s most hotly-anticipated films will play the festival including Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne’s taking on a transgender role in the biopic The Danish GirlDenis Villeneuve’s Sicario with Emily Blunt andBenicio del Toro, Cannes’ favourite The Lobster with Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, and Ridley Scott’s The Martian starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars, and the Johnny Depp gangster thriller Black Mass co-starring the one and only Benedict Cumberbatch.

Canadians are well represented in the first selection of films revealed in the Gala and Special Presentations categories with films including Deepa Mehta’s Vancouver-set Beeba BoysAtom Egoyan’s Remember starringChristopher Plummer, and the team-up for father-son acting team Donald and Kiefer Sutherland in Forskaen.  The full »

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Toronto 2015: First Wave Of Films Arrive, Vallée's Demolition To Open

28 July 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival is just around the corner (September 10 - 20), so with that our first wave of films arrives today. Leading the pack in Galas is Jean-Marc Vallée's latest Demolition, with screening spots for Ridley Scott's The Martian, plus new work from Atom Egoyan, Julie Delpy, Stephen Frears and more.The Special Presentations offer an even richer palette with high profile premieres including Lenny Abrahamson's Room, an adaptation of Emma Donahue's best-selling novel starring Brie Larson, Black Mass starring Johnny Depp, and the Canadian premiere of Sebastian Schipper's one-take action wonder Victoria.The entire list of announced films follows:Opening Night"Demolition," directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, USA, World PremiereGalas"Beeba Boys," directed by Deepa Mehta, Canada, World Premiere"Eye in the Sky," directed by Gavin Hood,...

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The Martian, Sicario, Legend and more announced in first wave of Tiff titles

28 July 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Piers Handling, CEO and Director of Tiff, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, have announced the first round of titles premiering in the Galas and Special Presentations programs of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival. Of the 15 Galas and 34 Special Presentations announced, this initial lineup includes films from such acclaimed directors as Ridley Scott, Brian... Read More »

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Toronto: Festival Slate Brings Fall Landscape Into Focus

28 July 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scott Foundas: Well, the cat is really out of the bag now. After weeks of intense blogosphere speculation about the fall festival season and palate-whetting gala announcements from the New York Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival kicked things into high gear this morning when it announced more than 40 titles that will comprise the festival’s Gala and Special Presentations categories come September. It’s a typically starry list, full of A-list names in front of and behind the camera, some very obvious Oscar bait, and a few Toronto stalwarts to satisfy the requisite quota of local Canadian talent, including Atom Egoyan, who makes a bid for a comeback (after the career-pummeling one-two of “Devil’s Knot” and “The Captive”) with “Remember,” starring Christopher Plummer as a Holocaust survivor trying to track down the former Nazi guard responsible for murdering his family.

Egoyan’s film is listed by the »

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Podcast: Talking The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Lineup

28 July 2015 11:07 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This morning, the fall festival season got its first dose of excitement, with the Toronto International Film Festival unveiling their initial slate of what will end up being over 300 films. So there's a lot to talk about. Read More: Tiff 2014 Lineup Includes 'The Imitation Game,' 'While We're Young,' 'Nightcrawler,' 'Men, Women & Children' And More And that's just what I did, jumping on the phone with Brad Brevet at Rope Of Silicon to discuss the films that we were surprised to see in the lineup, the others that missed out, and what we're eager to check out in Toronto in September. And with World Premieres slated for Ridley Scott's "The Martian" and Jean-Marc Vallee's "Demolition" among others, it's going to be a heckuva 40th anniversary for the fest. Take a listen below.  »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Toronto international film festival: the early lineup's big surprises

28 July 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

There’s a packed slate of films including Ridley Scott’s The Martian and gay rights drama Stonewall, but many heavy hitters may have chosen to show elsewhere

The race for next year’s Oscars is officially on. On Tuesday, the Toronto international film festival (Tiff) revealed the first tranche of films to make the cut for the October event. On Monday it was announced that Danny Boyle’s surefire Academy Award contender Steve Jobs will screen at the New York film festival a month later.

Related: And the Oscar may go to … 40 key movies in contention for 2016 awards

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Tiff 2015. Lineup

28 July 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

A selection of films from the 2015 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival have been unveiled, with films by Terrence Davies, Pablo Larraín, Deepa Mehta, Charlie Kaufman, and many more!GalasBeeba Boys (Deepa Mehta, Canada)Demolition (Jean-Marc Vallée, USA)The Dressmaker (Jocelyn Moorhouse, Australia)Eye in the Sky (Gavin Hood, United Kingdom)Forsaken (Jon Cassar, Canada)Freeheld (Peter Sollett, USA)Hyena Road (Paul Gross, Canada)Legend (Brian Helgeland, United Kingdom)Lolo (Julie Delpy, France)The Man Who Knew Infinity (Matthew Brown, United Kingdom)The Martian (Ridley Scott, USA)The Program (Stephen Frears, United Kingdom)Remember (Atom Egoyan, Canada)Septembers of Shiraz (Wayne Blair, USA)Stonewall (Roland Emmerich, USA)Special PresentationsAnomalisa (Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, USA)Beasts of No Nation (Cary Fukunaga, USA/Ghana)Black Mass (Scott Cooper, USA)Brooklyn (John Crowley, United Kingdom/Ireland/Canada)The Club (Pablo Larraín, Chile)Colonia (Florian Gallenberger, Germany/Luxembourg/France)The Danish Girl (Tom Hooper, »

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