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'The Guest' Director Adam Wingard to Helm 'Death Note' Adaptation

27 April 2015 5:43 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After bringing some flare to indie thrillers and horror with The Guest and You're Next, director Adam Wingard has just been lined up to take on a studio project. THR reports the filmmaker has just signed on to direct an adaptation of the Japanese horror manga Death Note. Previously, directors like Shane Black and Gus Van Sant were linked to the project, but neither of them stuck with the adaptation. With Wingard signed, it sounds like he might finally be the one to make it happen along with producers Roy Lee and Dan Lin (The Lego Movie), as well as Jason Hoffs (Edge of Tomorrow) and "Heroes" series star Masi Oka. For those who aren't familiar with Takeshi Obata's manga, here's the official synopsis: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Adam Wingard Directing Death Note

27 April 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Following the success of You’re Next and last year’s The Guest, Adam Wingard has become a man in demand. He’s already got several projects in development and has now been hired by Warner Bros. to make the adaptation of horror manga Death Note.Wingard takes over the project from Shane Black, who was attached in 2011 but is now putting his energy into other things. Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s work focuses on Japanese high school student Light Yagami, who comes across a handy notebook penned by the death god Ryuk, which allows its owner to kill anyone he pleases by writing their name in the book and picturing their face. Light decides to use his newfound power to rid the world of evil, and the series follows his progress, and that of the cops on his trail. Killing in the name of altruism is all very well, »

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Adam Wingard to Direct Death Note Movie

27 April 2015 4:07 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Warner Bros. has penciled in a new name to direct their Death Note movie, which will be the latest adaptation of the popular horror manga series (originally published from 2003 – 2006) that followed a notebook with a very unusual and deadly ability.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Wingard (The Guest, You're Next) will direct Death Note for Warner Bros, a project that Shane Black was originally set to helm. Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs, and Masi Oka produce the latest film adaptation of the manga series that was written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

When Black was lined up for the director's chair, he was going to direct from a screenplay scribed by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, but since that time, Jeremy Slater (2015's Fantastic Four, The Lazarus Effect) has written a new draft that Wingard will work from.

For those unfamiliar with Death Note, it's a very popular manga, »

- Derek Anderson

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Wingard To Direct "Death Note" Film

27 April 2015 3:41 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Adam Wingard ("The Guest," "You're Next") has signed on to direct a film adaptation of the horror manga "Death Note" for Warner Bros. Pictures.

The story follows a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone by writing the victim's name in it.

He decides to cleanse the world of whom he deems evil and is soon being tracked by a reclusive police officer. A cat-and-mouse game soon ensues.

Wingard takes over from Shane Black who was previously attached to direct. Jeremy Slater ("Fantastic Four") wrote the more recent draft of the script.

Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing. The manga was previously adapted as a Japanese movie which also spawned a sequel.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Hollywood's Live-Action Death Note Film Revived With Adam Wingard

27 April 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Following Iron Man 3, director Shane Black seemed keen on making a live-action Death Note film for the West.  However, it appears that will not come to pass as Warner Bros. has replaced Black with Adam Wingard.  Created as a manga, writer  Tsugumi Ohba and illustraor by Takeshi Obata have witnessed their 2003 creation spawn a spinoff manga, anime, anime film and Japanese live-action film.  The story centers around a bright Japanese high school student who randomly discovers a notebook that lets him kill anyone just by writing their name in it.  Wingard is expected to shoot a horror movie for Lionsgate this Summer before tackling Death Note. »

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You’Re Next and The Guest Director Adam Wingard to Helm Death Note

27 April 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Going all the way back to A Horrible Way to Die, director Adam Wingard has proven himself to be someone who can ably work with lots of contrasting tones throughout the horror genre. He gets good performances from his actors, makes interesting choices, and generally makes the movies he's involved with look like they cost a lot more than they actually do. After You're Next and The Guest (both movies are lots of fun if you haven't seen them), I'm excited to see him go a little bit bigger budget with The Woods (which he starts shooting for Lionsgate quite soon). Now we're getting news he'll tackle Death Note for Warner Bros. after that. I hadn't actually heard of the original Japanese film of the same name until today, but the premise sounds fantastic. Per THR the film "centers on a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him »

- Evan Dickson

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Joel Silver finds financing to expand company

27 April 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

Former head of international and media finance at ICM Hal Sadoff joins as CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment, which now has the capital source to independently develop, produce, finance and package a slate of film, TV and digital projects.

Silver’s former Silver Pictures folds into the new venture and as such the veteran producer maintains his quarter-century relationship with Warner Bros, where he has set up the third Sherlock Holmes film and a Project X sequel. Additional titles under the arrangement include Logan’s Run, Ben 10 and The Galton Case.

Silver evp of production executives Ethan Erwin, svp of production Aaron Auch and svp of production Sarah Meyer continue to oversee production and development.

Silver has produced more than 70 films including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Matrix trilogy, four-part Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Joel Silver finds financing to boost company

27 April 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

Former head of international and media finance at ICM Hal Sadoff joins as CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment, which now has the capital source to independently develop, produce, finance and package a slate of film, TV and digital projects.

Silver’s former Silver Pictures folds into the new venture and as such the veteran producer maintains his quarter-century relationship with Warner Bros, where he has set up the third Sherlock Holmes film and a Project X sequel. Additional titles under the arrangement include Logan’s Run, Ben 10 and The Galton Case.

Silver evp of production executives Ethan Erwin, svp of production Aaron Auch and svp of production Sarah Meyer continue to oversee production and development.

Silver has produced more than 70 films including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Matrix trilogy, four-part Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Silver Pictures finds financier

27 April 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

Former head of international and media finance at ICM Hal Sadoff joins as CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment, which now has the capital source to independently develop, produce, finance and package a slate of film, TV and digital projects.

Silver’s former Silver Pictures folds into the new venture and as such the veteran producer maintains his quarter-century relationship with Warner Bros, where he has set up the third Sherlock Holmes film and a Project X sequel. Additional titles under the arrangement include Logan’s Run, Ben 10 and The Galton Case.

Silver evp of production executives Ethan Erwin, svp of production Aaron Auch and svp of production Sarah Meyer continue to oversee production and development.

Silver has produced more than 70 films including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Matrix trilogy, four-part Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Iron Man 3 Revisited: “Some People Say Progress Is a Bad Thing”

26 April 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

[With Avengers: Age of Ultron opening on Friday, I’m taking a look back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  These articles do not contain spoilers for unreleased Marvel movies. If you know any spoilers about the unreleased Marvel movies, please do not post them in the comments section.] Marvel’s Phase Two begins without a Marvel movie. It may have a “Marvel Studios” logo on it and technically follow the events of The Avengers, but Iron Man 3 is really a Shane Black film that stars Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Rather than invest further into the new world established by The Avengers, Iron Man 3 takes some big steps back and flies in the opposite direction by ignoring as much of Joss Whedon’s film, and even the previous Iron Man movies, as possible. After a prologue taking us all the way back to 1999 and Tony’s carefree, insensitive times, the movie does try to throw in a bit of post-Avengers “Ptsd” by explaining how he can’t sleep and it’s caused by his near-death experience during the Battle of New York. The movie doesn’t really expand on this in any significant way, and it functions more as “Yes, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Icons of Fright Interview With Everly Director Joe Lynch and Actress Jennifer Blanc

25 April 2015 3:51 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

It’s impossible to not like Joe Lynch. Quite easily one of the nicest guys around, you can definitely hear the passion for film in his voice, and the mere mention of a film that Lynch is a fan of sparks a lengthy conversation, which is always great to have. Having recently hit DVD/Bluray, Lynch’s newest film, the Salma Hayek-led action film Everly, is an intense and inventive spin on the modern day action film, and features not only good performances by Hayek and a lot of other great actors, but also Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (The Victim, The Divide).

We were able to have a chat with both Joe and Jen regarding Everly, what drew them to the project, and what’s coming next for them as well. Read on!

So the last time we spoke was right before the second season of Holliston arrived. You briefly mentioned »

- Jerry Smith

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Marvel movies ranked from worst to best: Iron Man to Guardians of the Galaxy

18 April 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's hard to believe it now, but a decade ago the Marvel Cinematic Universe was merely a twinkle in Kevin Feige's eye. Today, McU offerings are blockbuster staples, with the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more providing film fans with thundering entertainment and a connected universe culminating in the Avengers movies.

With Age of Ultron on the horizon, we've gone back through the 10 Marvel films to-date to rank them all from worst to best. Read on to find out our verdict, then join the discussion in the comments below.

10. Iron Man 2 (2010)

If Iron Man was a savvy exercise in kick-starting a shared cinematic universe, then its sequel brought everything crashing back down with a sharp, painful thud. Overstuffed with new characters, multiple plot strands and far-too-much in the way of Avengers set-up, Iron Man 2 is a step down from its predecessor in practically every way. »

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Ryan Gosling In Talks For Blade Runner 2

16 April 2015 9:10 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

While a sequel to one of Harrison Ford’s most iconic cinema associations was being celebrated yesterday, there was some stealthier news about another. Variety reports that Ryan Gosling is now in negotiations to join the once and future Rick Deckard in the Blade Runner sequel.Plot details for the new movie are scant at this point, though we do know it will take place after the events of the original and features Ford back as Deckard. As for what Gosling might do in the movie? That has yet to be released from the vault of security around the film.Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve is directing this follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 tech noir thriller, with Hampton Fancher and Michael Green providing the script. Scott is on board as executive producer and consultant for the film, presumably hoping this one doesn’t need 17 different cuts when all is said and done. »

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Ryan Gosling In Talks to Star In Blade Runner 2

16 April 2015 7:31 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Ryan Gosling’s been hot on his heels lately, running from one project to the next. He’s just finished his directorial debut Lost River, and wrapped on Shane Black’s (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) The Nice Guys, and Terrence Malick’s Weightless. He’s currently shooting an Adam Mckay film starring Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, titled The Big Short.  

Now he’s in talks to star in Blade Runner 2 alongside Harrison Ford (whose face graces the new and great Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer) returning as Deckard. Not much is known plotwise, but we know it’s been penned by Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, based on an idea between Ridley Scott and Fancher. It’s supposed to take place several decades after the original, meaning Deckard is appropriately much older (and perhaps still a replicant? But lets not get into that »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Aaron Hunt)

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Ryan Gosling Sets Sights on Blade Runner Sequel

16 April 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it was confirmed in February that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard in Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel, you may have immediately started wondering who would join him in the new neo-noir, as Deckard's sure to run into memorable characters of both the human and replicant varieties. Though we don't know who he'd play, it's been revealed that Ryan Gosling is in talks to star alongside Ford in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel that's slated to start shooting next summer:

Press Release (via The Hollywood News) -- "Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2015 – Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and executive produced by Ridley Scott.

Harrison Ford will co-star as Rick Deckard, the role he portrayed in the original directed by Scott.

Principal photography is set to start in summer of »

- Derek Anderson

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Looks like Ryan Gosling is joining Harrison Ford in new 'Blade Runner' sequel

16 April 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Not only is Denis Villeneuve heading to Cannes for the first time with "Sicario," but the Canadian filmmaker may have his second lead for his next film, the untitled "Blade Runner" sequel.   Alcon Entertainment announced today that Ryan Gosling is negotiating to star in the new "Blade Runner" opposite Harrison Ford who will reprise his role as Rick Deckard. The original 1982 film, directed by Ridley Scott, is a landmark film in cinematic and science fiction history.  Scott will return as a producer. The only detail revealed about the new film so far is that it takes place several decades later and that Deckard will return..  Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the original, and Michael Green have written a completely new screenplay for the movie based on an idea by Fancher and Scott. Gosling's directorial debut, "Lost River," finally hit American theaters and VOD earlier this month.  He'll be seen next in »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Ryan Gosling Has Joined The Cast Of ‘Blade Runner 2′

16 April 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

So here’s some surprising news. Ryan Gosling has reportedly joined Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2. According to reports the casting is a done deal with Gosling having already signed on the dotted line for the part in the film, which is being directed by Denis Villeneuve (the rather brilliant Prisoners).

As to whom Gosling will play remains a mystery as this isn’t confirmed in the press release, which we’ve posted below.

Shooting kicks off next year with Ridley Scott, the director of the original, opting to produce this time around.

Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2015 – Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and executive produced by Ridley Scott.

Harrison Ford will co-star as Rick Deckard, the role he portrayed in the original directed by Scott.

Principal photography is set to start in summer of »

- Paul Heath

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Ryan Gosling in Negotiations to Star in 'Blade Runner' Sequel

16 April 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Denis Villeneuve, whose new film Sicario was added to the 2015 Cannes Film Festival lineup this morning, is set to direct the as-yet Untitled Blade Runner Project, a sequel to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) with Harrison Ford already set to return as Rick Deckard. Now a press release has arrived from Alcon Entertainment reporting Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to co-star in the feature. As of now plot details are under wraps so there's nothing to go as to which character Gosling will be playing. All we know is the film is set several decades after the '82 version with Michael Green and Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the 1982 adaptation) writing the screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Scott. Principal photography is set to start in summer of 2016. Gosling will be seen next in Shane Black's The Nice Guys opposite Russell Crowe, and in Terrence Malick's Weightless. »

- Brad Brevet

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20 movie villains and the menacing stories they tell

15 April 2015 5:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

"How do you get rats off an island?" From Skyfall's Silva to Harry Lime, we took at the menacing little stories told by 20 screen villains.

Occasionally, a movie villain will pause for a moment to deliver a brief story or anecdote. And often, these apparently incidental tales tell us a lot about an antagonist's state of mind, experiences or warped worldview.

We've compiled a selection of 20 here. Some of them are blackly funny. Many are disturbing. One or two are even moving. The first one's very strange. All of them bring something unique to each particular film in which they appear, and all of them are laced with a delicious hint of menace.

20. Xander - Enemies Closer (2013)

"When I was a little boy at my grandmama's place, she had a lovely goose. I named her Edith, after the French singer Edith Piaf..."

We begin with a delightfully weird story from Peter Hyams' 2013 thriller, »

- ryanlambie

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The Third Man - A Haunting Noir

14 April 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

What is it that makes an artwork important? Relevance over time is one answer. This past summer in New York City, both the Museum of Modern Art and Film Forum ran a month-long series of Film Noir screenings. And this December of 2014, the Brooklyn Academy of Music ran a "Sunshine Noir" series of Film Noir shot in Los Angeles. Three revivals in one year speak to the continued pertinence of this genre: Film Noir is timeless. On the surface, Noir is stylized and sexy, but its hidden undercurrent illuminates something about our deeper vulnerabilities.

Most Film Noir is set in the seedy underbelly of a big city, like New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago. Shot in black and white, the blinking lights and cigarette smoke simmer in the darkness of night. These urban settings create a moody atmosphere for morally shady situations in the North American city. But, in 1949, one »

- Michelle Mackey

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