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Diane Kruger cast alongside Julianne Moore in After the Wedding

Last week it was reported that Oscar winner Julianne Moore (Still Alice) has been cast in After the Wedding, director Bart Freundlich’s upcoming remake of Susanne Bier’s Academy Award-nominated 2006 Danish drama, and now Screen Daily is reporting that Diane Kruger (In the Fade) has also joined the cast.

The site reveals that Kruger will play Isabel, who runs an orphanage in Calcutta. In desperate need of money to keep the orphanage afloat, she travels to New York to meet a potentially perfect benefactor, Theresa (Moore).

The project reimagines the original movie with two female leads; in Bier’s film, Kruger’s role was portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen, who starred alongside Sidse Babett Knudsen (Westworld). Filming is slated to get underway this Spring, and the project is being shopped to buyers at the European Film Market this week.

This is the second project that Kruger has added to her slate this week,
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Canon Of Film: ‘Back to the Future’

In this edition of Canon Of Film, we look back at Robert Zemeckis‘ time-travel classic, ‘Back to the Future‘. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

Back To The Future (1985)

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Screenplay: Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale

I’m looking at what I originally wrote years ago for my Canon of Film entry for ‘Back to the Future‘, and it’s clear to me as I read it, that, I don’t have any idea what the hell I’m talking about. (Note: Most of these “Canon of Film”, were written years earlier) Seriously, I start off on, some pandering about the possibilities of time travel and the sci-fi philosophical theories on the effects and aftereffects of the possibility of time, like the ancient theory of how, stepping on a cockroach during the stone age can lead to alternate universe in the the
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Paddingting director, Paul King in final talks with Warner Bros to take the helm on Willy Wonka

Author: Zehra Phelan

Paddington helmer, Paul King can do no wrong after the latest adventures of the Marmalade scoffing bear, so to hear the latest news that he is currently in final talks with Warner Bros to direct the reimaging the age-old classic Willy Wonka makes us very happy.

The 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was a musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film was adapted from the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. The film told the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) as he receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with four other children from around the world.

We spoke to Paul recently at the Critics Circle Awards about the success of the Paddington movies

In 2005, Tim Burton took the helm on the remake which starred Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka.
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Once Upon a Time's Josh Dallas, Valor Star Land Leads in NBC's Manifest Pilot

Once Upon a Time's Josh Dallas, Valor Star Land Leads in NBC's Manifest Pilot
Once Upon a Time alum Josh Dallas has landed the male lead in Manifest, NBC’s drama pilot about the mysteriously returned passengers of a plane that years ago went missing.

Penned by Mysteries of Laura creator Jeff Rake and counting Robert Zemeckis among its other EPs, Manifest is described as a character-driven, high-concept mystery thriller in which a plane disappears from radar and returns years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea. No time has passed for those aboard the plane, but for their loved ones at home, years have gone by. The series follows the passengers
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NBC Missing Plane Drama Pilot ‘Manifest’ Casts Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas in Lead Roles

The NBC drama pilot “Manifest” has cast Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas in its lead roles, Variety has confirmed.

In the series, described as a mystery thriller, a plane disappears from radar and returns years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea. No time has passed for those on the plane, but for their loved ones at home, many years have gone by. The series follows their personal lives as well as the larger mystery and purpose that is their destiny.

Roxburgh will play Michaela Stone. Wracked with guilt over a tragic accident, Michaela anguishes about whether she’s fit to be a police officer and fiancée. When she mysteriously returns years later after being missing, she finds her life with a strange new purpose. Dallas will play Ben Stone. The quintessential type-a father and intelligence analyst, Ben struggles against what he can’t control, whether it’s his son’s rare pediatric cancer or the
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‘Manifest’: Josh Dallas & Melissa Roxburgh Cast As the Leads Of NBC Pilot

Exclusive: Valor co-star Melissa Roxburgh and Once Upon a Time alum Josh Dallas have been cast as the female and male lead, respectively, of Manifest, NBC's missing plane mystery pilot from The Mysteries of Laura creator Jeff Rake, producer Robert Zemeckis, and Warner Bros TV. In Manifest, written by Rake and directed by David Frankel, a plane disappears from radar and returns five years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea. No time has passed for those…
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Willy Wonka Reboot Targets Paddington Director Paul King

Warner Bros. is in final negotiations with Paddington 2 director Paul King, to take the helm on a new Willy Wonka movie. Back in October 2016, the studio had acquired the rights to the franchise setting Simon Rich (The Secret Life of Pets) to write the screenplay for the movie, which was said to be a prequel following Willy Wonka's "early adventures." While this new report doesn't make any mention of this project being a "prequel," only stating that it's a "reimagining of Roald Dahl's classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Simon Rich is mentioned as the screenwriter, along with producer David Heyman, who was mentioned in the original story from 2016, so it seems like it is the same project.

The original report from October 2016 revealed that Warner Bros. spent most of that year trying to acquire the franchise rights from the estate of late author Roald Dahl, with David Heyman and Michael Siegel,
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Diane Kruger and Eric Bana recruited for spy thriller The Operative

Bethlehem director Yuval Adler has enlisted Diane Kruger and Eric Bana to star in the upcoming spy thriller The Operative.

Based on former Israeli intelligence officer Yiftach Reicher Atir’s bestselling book The English Teacher, the film will tell the story of a woman recruited by Israel’s Mossad to go undercover in Tehran, where she becomes entangled in a complex triangle with her handler and her subject.

Variety reports that Kruger will portray a rogue Mossad spy, who vanishes without a trace while attending her father’s funeral in London. The only clue to her whereabouts comes from a cryptic phone call she makes to her handler (Bana).

Kruger was last seen in the crime drama In the Fade and has recently completed filming on the biopic Jt Leroy and Robert ZemeckisThe Women of Marwen, while Bana’s last appeared in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and
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Robert Zemeckis producing new sci-fi Steel Soldiers

According to Variety, filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is set for a return to the sci-fi genre, having signed on to develop and produce Steel Soldiers for Stx Entertainment and China’s Alibaba Pictures.

Based on a script by Kev Kaufman (Space Cowboys), the sci-fi action movie takes place in a futuristic world where humans and androids fight shoulder to shoulder and follows “a disgraced Special Forces officer being forced to train a new team of high-tech, but imperfect android soldiers, turn them into elite military officers, and lead them in a deadly mission to rescue the robot’s creator.”

“Alibaba is a trailblazer in today’s highly competitive and rapidly changing consumer marketplace,” said STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson. “Together, we look forward to immersing audiences in the battlefield of the future.”

“Alibaba Pictures is committed to bringing the most exciting content to China and beyond,” added Alibaba Pictures president Zhang Wei.
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Robert Zemeckis Goes Back to Science-Fiction With “Steel Soldiers”

When you think of Director Robert Zemeckis, here is the short list of his best known works: Allied, Flight, The Polar Express, Contact, Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future, Romancing the Stone, Used Cars Now here is the corresponding list of leading men/women: Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Jodie Foster, Tom Hanks, Christopher Lloyd, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas-Kathleen Turner, Kurt Russell. Comparing the successes, the question is whether Zemeckis has earned his reputation from being a great director, picking the best of the A-list Hollywood stars, or a combination of both. The new Steel

Robert Zemeckis Goes Back to Science-Fiction With “Steel Soldiers”
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Meryl Streep in ‘The Bridges of Madison County’: A look back at her 10th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘The Bridges of Madison County’: A look back at her 10th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 10 of the 21-part Gold Derby series Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her at the Academy Awards, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

After steamrolling through the 1980s, racking up half a dozen Best Actress Oscar nominations, Meryl Streep experienced a more subdued reception in the early 1990s.

The decade started off on just the right note, with a ninth Oscar nomination for “Postcards from the Edge” (1990). Streep also garnered praise for her turn opposite Albert Brooks in “Defending Your Life” (1991). The picture, however, was not a box office success, drawing roughly the same interest in theaters as “She-Devil” (1989), which was deemed a bomb upon its release.

Streep’s next project was among her most ambitious to date – a big-budget horror-comedy from filmmaker Robert Zemeckis,
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Robert Zemeckis Goes Back to Science-Fiction With ‘Steel Soldiers’

Robert Zemeckis Goes Back to Science-Fiction With ‘Steel Soldiers’
Robert Zemeckis is going where they don’t need roads. After mostly working in prestigious dramas and adventure films for the past few decades, the Allied director is returning to the science-fiction genre. Zemeckis is still beloved for his Back to the Future trilogy, which has cemented itself as a staple of ’80s nostalgia, and he is now […]

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Robert Zemeckis sci-fi 'Steel Soldiers' backed by Stx, Alibaba Pictures

Partners plot theatrical distribution and beyond.

Stx Entertainment and Alibaba Pictures will co-develop and co-produce the action sci-fi film Steel Soldiers, which Robert Zemeckis will produce.

Stx will handle the film’s Us release and international sales and distribution, while Alibaba Pictures will retain rights for Greater China. The parties said they were already plotting to expand the project onto other platforms.

Steel Soldiers follows a disgraced Special Forces officer in a futuristic world who is tasked with leading a team of high-tech android soldiers in a mission to rescue the robot’s creator. Ken Kaufman wrote the screenplay.

Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, and Jackie Levine from ImageMovers will produce, along with David Styne. Stx’s senior vice-president of production, Sheroum Kim, will oversee the project with Shujin Lan-Shuster, Alibaba Pictures senior executive of international productions.

“Alibaba Pictures is committed to bringing the most exciting content to China and beyond,” Alibaba Pictures president Zhang Weix said. “We are delighted
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Robert Zemeckis, Stx, Alibaba Partner on Sci-Fi Film ‘Steel Soldiers’

Stx Entertainment and China’s Alibaba Pictures will partner to co-develop and co-produce the sci-fi action movie “Steel Soldiers,” with Robert Zemeckis producing.

Stx will handle U.S. and international distribution, while Alibaba retains rights in Greater China. Plans to expand the project beyond theatrical and onto other platforms are also underway.

STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson said, “Alibaba is a trailblazer in today’s highly competitive and rapidly changing consumer marketplace. Together, we look forward to immersing audiences in the battlefield of the future.”

“Steel Soldiers” is aimed at immersing audiences into a futuristic world where humans and androids fight shoulder to shoulder. The film follow a disgraced Special Forces officer being forced to train a new team of high-tech, but imperfect android soldiers, turn them into elite military officers, and lead them in a deadly mission to rescue the robot’s creator.

Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, and Jackie Levine will produce under their ImageMovers label, along with David Styne
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Stx & Alibaba Team On Sci-Fi Action Film ‘Steel Soldiers’

Stx Entertainment and China’s Alibaba Pictures have made a deal to co-develop and co-produce Steel Soldiers, an action/sci-fi film to be produced by Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers. Under terms of the pact, Stx will handle U.S. and international distribution, with Alibaba Pictures retaining rights in Greater China. The original screenplay written by Ken Kaufman (Space Cowboys) is set in a futuristic world where humans and androids fight shoulder to shoulder, challenging the…
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STX, Alibaba Pictures Partner on Robert Zemeckis-Produced Sci-Fi Film 'Steel Soldiers'

STX, Alibaba Pictures Partner on Robert Zemeckis-Produced Sci-Fi Film 'Steel Soldiers'
Bob Simonds' STX Entertainment is partnering with China's Alibaba Pictures to co-produce Steel Soldiers, an original sci-fi action movie set in a futuristic world where humans and androids battle side by side.

STX is taking U.S. and international distribution rights under the partnership, while Alibaba Pictures will handle the Greater China release.

Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) will produce the movie under his ImageMovers label, along with his partners Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight) and Jackie Levine (Allied, The Walk).

Based on an original screenplay written by Ken Kaufman (The Missing, Space Cowboys), Steel Soldiers follows a disgraced...
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Back to the Future Manga Is Coming from One Punch Man Artist

Back to the Future Manga Is Coming from One Punch Man Artist
Love Manga? Love Back to The Future? Then you're definitely going to want to get your hot little hands on this bad boy! A new Mange version of the beloved time travel sci-fi fantasy is coming. And it's in pretty good hands.

Bob Gale, who created, co-wrote and produced the Back to the Future trilogy is overseeing this new Manga take on his hugely popular 80s property. Even cooler than that, the Back to the Future Manga is coming from Yusuke Murata. The Artists is world renown for his illustrated work on iconic Manga One-Punch Man, for Weekly Young Jump.

The Manga isn't taking any wild new approach to the material. It will be directly based on the original film. And it will cull it's story from the screenplay. The Manga is titled Bttf. Murata made it known that he was working on Bttf a few years ago, on twitter.
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David Frankel To Direct NBC’s ‘Manifest’ Pilot From Jeff Rake & Robert Zemeckis

Two-time Emmy winner David Frankel has been tapped to direct and executive produce Manifest, NBC’s missing plane mystery pilot from The Mysteries of Laura creator Jeff Rake, producer Robert Zemeckis, and Warner Bros. TV. Written/executive produced by Rake, Manifest explores a hypothetical scenario surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. What if the plane and its passengers suddenly reappeared? In Manifest, a plane disappears from radar and returns…
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Who’s your favorite Best Director Oscar winner of the 1990s: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Director Oscar winner of the 1990s: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme … ? [Poll]
While lately we’ve seen splits between Best Director and Best Picture at the Oscars, the 1990s were full of the awards being paired together. In fact, there was only one instance in 10 years that there was a split — the infamous “Shakespeare in Love” vs. “Saving Private Ryan” year. Additionally, there are many well-known directors who won this category in the ’90s, including a pair of actors turned directors.

So which Best Director of the ’90s is your favorite? Look back on the winners and vote in our poll below! (See 2018 Oscar predictions for Best Director.)

Kevin Costner, “Dances with Wolves” (1990) — Kevin Costner won Best Director for his directorial debut, “Dances with Wolves.” He also plays the lead character in the film, Lieutenant John J. Dunbar, for which he was nominated for Best Actor. Costner won another Oscar as a producer on “Dances with Wolves” when the film won Best Picture.
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What’s your favorite Best Picture Oscar winner of the 1990s: ‘Titanic,’ ‘American Beauty,’ ‘Forrest Gump’ … ? [Poll]

What’s your favorite Best Picture Oscar winner of the 1990s: ‘Titanic,’ ‘American Beauty,’ ‘Forrest Gump’ … ? [Poll]
The 1990s were full of huge pop culture sensations being awarded Best Picture at the Oscars. From crowd-pleasing films like “Forrest Gump” and “Titanic” to weighty but popular dramas like “Schindler’s List” and “Braveheart,” this was a decade where the movie-going audience and the industry shared the same general opinion on movies. Now, 20 years later, which film do you consider your favorite Best Picture winner of the ’90s?

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and be sure to vote in our poll below. (See 2018 Oscar predictions for Best Picture.)

Dances With Wolves” (1990) — “Dances with Wolves” kicked off the 1990s with a Best Picture win, giving first-time director Kevin Costner a huge confidence boost. The film also stars Costner as Lt. John Dunbar, a Civil War soldier stationed at an outpost where he befriends a local Sioux tribe of Native Americans. “Dances with Wolves” earned six other Oscars,
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