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L.M. Kit Carson, the Texan film legend best known for David Holzman's Diary, has passed away at the age of 73. For Filmmaker Magazine, Vadim Rizov gathers some valuable insight from Fabrice Aragno, the cinematographer of Jean-Luc Godard's Adieu au langage. Eric Hynes provides an excellent and authentic New Yorker take on Gangs of New York for Reverse Shot's Martin Scorsese Symposium. Above: we're disappointed to hear that Paul Schrader's latest film has been essentially taken out of his hands—in response the filmmaker has disowned the picture. For Film Comment, Violet Lucca interviews Ruben Östlund about his acclaimed film, Force majeure:
"Lucca: Like your previous work, Force Majeure is intended to foster a philosophical debate about what human behavior means or implies. Do you envision that being more of an internal process, or do you want people to talk it out?
ÖStlund: Yeah, in a group. »
Briefly: After dying in nearly everything that's he's starred in, it sounds like Sean Bean is poised to survive a feature film. THR has word that the Lord of the Rings and National Treasure star has landed a role in The Martian, the next sci-fi drama from Alien director Ridley Scott. The film follows an astronaut (Damon) who is stranded in a Martian colony and struggles to survive, hoping he can last long enough for Nasa to organize a rescue mission. Bean will play a Nasa flight director, presumably back on Earth, trying to sort things out. Bean joins an interesting assembly of talent that includes Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig and Donald Glover. The film arrives on November 25th, 2015. »
- Ethan Anderton
He’s been skewed by arrows in Middle Earth, beheaded in Westeros and drawn and quartered in medieval England, but do you know where Sean Bean hasn’t met a sticky end yet? That’s right – space. Alas, even the final frontier may end up as a resting place for the oft-killed actor now that he’s joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s The Martian.
Bean will reportedly play a Nasa flight director in the survival adventure, which was adapted from Andy Weir’s book of the same name by The Cabin in the Woods co-writer/director Drew Goddard. Though some of you may be wondering just how Bean’s character will wind up perishing given that he’s safely back on Earth, rest assured the actor will find a way. After all, he has a reputation to protect.
All jesting aside, word has it that, in a refreshing change of pace, »
- Isaac Feldberg
With Exodus: Gods and Kings hitting the big screen in November, Ridley Scott has turned his attention to his next movie, The Martian, based Andy Wier's 2012 e-book about an astronaut stranded on Mars after the first manned space mission to the Red Planet goes disastrously wrong. Matt Damon is taking the lead as stranded astronaut Mark Watney, with Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig, and Jessica Chastain providing support. Now this impressive cast has grown by one, with Sean Bean signing on the dotted line to appear in the movie, marking this as his third space tinged movie in a row after The Wachowski's Jupiter Rising and the Adam Sandler starring Pixels. No doubt the "Don't Kill Sean Bean" memes will be out in force as The Martian gets closer to its release date. The Martian is expected to hit U.S. cinemas on November 25th 2015, while taking a bow »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
We have some casting news for you today. First up, Sean Bean has signed on to Ridley Scott's The Martian. Scripted by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) based on an e-book by Andy Weir, Matt Damon stars as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough for Nasa to rescue him. According to THR, Bean will play a Nasa flight director. It seems like a safe job, but I'm sure Bean's character will find some way to die. He'll probably choke on a donut or something. The film also stars Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena and Kristen Wiig. The Martian opens November 25, 2015. Bean currently stars on the TNT series Legends and will next be seen in Jupiter Ascending and Pixels. Hit the jump for casting news regarding Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Ron Livingston (Office Space »
- Matt Goldberg
Damon plays an astronaut stranded on a Martian colony who struggles to survive long enough for Nasa to organize a rescue mission. Bean plays a Nasa flight director.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Damon will star as an astronaut stranded on Mars, who must figure out how to survive long enough to return home to Earth.
Bean will take on the role of a Nasa flight director.
The Martian will begin filming in November.
Watch a trailer for Jupiter Ascending below: »
THR has learned Sean Bean has been cast in the upcoming Ridley Scott movie The Martian. Bean will play a Nasa flight director in Scott's adaptation of the Andy Weir novel, and will star alongside Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig and Michael Pena. The Martian will follow Damon's Mark Watney, an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars after a disaster. Sean Bean might actually make it to the end of the movie since he's playing a Nasa flight »
- Jesse Giroux
Ridley Scott has obviously figured out a way to kill Sean Bean off in his upcoming adaptation of The Martian as the legendary British actor, known for dying in most of his films, has joined the cast as a ‘Nasa flight director.’ The film, based on Andy Weir’s source novel of the same name, starts shooting soon for a 2015 release.
The story revolves around the first people to land, and potentially die, on Mars.
Here’s the official plot:
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, »
- Paul Heath
Sean Bean has just been cast in Ridley Scott’s latest film, The Martian. He joins an already awesome cast which includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, and Kristin Wiig. Based on an e-book by author Andy Weir, which was published in 2012 and then published in paperback this year, the film will follow the first man on Mars. Bean will play the Nasa flight director.
Of course, all us Bean fans are wondering how the man of many deaths will meet his maker. Research shows that Bean’s film’s box office correlates directly with whether or not he dies, and the more gruesome his death, the higher the box office (*statistics yet to be verified by anybody of any importance). So how will Bean die in this latest offering from the Prometheus and Blade Runner director?
Well, it sounds as though Bean will remain on Earth, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The human movie spoiler returns. Sean Bean, next to be seen on the big screen in The Wachowskis' delayed Jupiter Ascending, has landed a role in Ridley Scott's upcoming adaptation of Andy Weir's book, The Martian.
Bean joins a cast that includes Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig and Jessica Chastain. And he'll be taking on the role of Nasa's flight director in the movie. Having read the book over the past week, unless there's a significant detour taking with the screenplay, this role is going to offer something radically different for Bean: survival chances.
The story of The Martian centres on astronaut Mark Watney, who finds himself stranded on Mars. He has finite resources. He's out of contact with Earth. And nobody is due to return to the planet for years. »
Matt Damon stars as an American astronaut who finds himself stranded on a Martian colony as he struggles to survive long enough for Nasa to rescue him. Sean Bean will play a Nasa flight director, joining a cast that already includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña and Jeff Daniels.
It hasn't been confirmed when shooting will begin, but we reported back in June that production will start sometime this fall.
“He’ll suffocate! He’ll experience explosive decompression! He’ll be roasted by a stray rocket booster! He’s playing the planet Mars and it blows up at the end!” Yes, we can almost hear the litany of 'How Will Sean Bean Die?' jokes being drawn up as we write this, but here’s the news anyway – he’s joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s The Martian.Matt Damon is starring in the film as Nasa astronaut Mark Watney, left stranded on Mars after his crewmates on the Ares 3 mission are forced to evacuate by a dust storm.To stave off death on the Red Planet, Watney tries to rustle up water and grow crops. Meanwhile, his fellow astronauts are kept in the dark about his survival during their voyage back to Earth on the Hermes spacecraft. Nasa struggles to find some way to rescue Watney, while the »
HBO has announced that the third and final season of The Newsroom will launch on Sunday, November 9th. There are just a half-dozen installments.
Here's the press release:
The third and final season of The Newsroom finds Will and Mac and the staff of "News Night" facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network looming on the horizon, and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm that threatens to topple more than one professional career.
Going beyond the headlines, the six-part season turns its attention inward, focusing »
Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) seems to be returning his focus back to feature film acting in full force (after the release of his "Stn Mtn" mixtape and "Kauai" Ep), joining Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels and Jessica Chastain, in Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi thriller "The Martian." Damon will star, playing an astronaut who is stranded on Mars solo, and must learn to adapt and survive, while he waits for a rescue mission from earth, led by Chastain. Glover has signed up to play a character described as a bright young Nasa employee in the 20th Century Fox project. Glover also recently joined the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
StreamFix fills you in on the essential viewing options on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Crackle. Here's what the web is serving up for your binge-viewing needs. We begin with a Netflix cornucopia of Woody Allen offerings. Netflix "Interiors" Woody Allen goes dark and deep in this Bergmanesque family drama from '78. Geraldine Page plays an interior designer who is basically the most depressed single figure you will ever see on the silver screen. Think about being an interior designer in '78; you can only choose beige or gray wall coverings. You understand her dourness. Diane Keaton and Mary Beth Hurt play her grim daughters, and Maureen Stapleton rules in a small role. "Manhattan" Never forget that Meryl Streep once seemed destined to play icy roles forever. In "Manhattan" she plays a lesbian who used to be in a relationship with Woody Allen. She is bitter and bad-ass here, so be sure to catch that. »
- Louis VIrtel
Jon M. Chu is directing the follow-up to the 2013 illusionist thriller which sees the return of Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Michael Caine. [Source: Heat Vision]
Pop star Ariana Grande, "X-Men" actor Nicholas Hoult and Katie Holmes are all set to voice the lead roles in Argentinean filmmaker Juan Jose Campanella's animated family comedy "Underdogs" for The Weinstein Company.
Matthew Morrison, Eugenio Derbez, John Leguizamo, Chazz Palminteri, Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan also star in the film about a team of foosball players who come together again to win back their dignity. The movie opens April 10th 2015. [Source: The Wrap]
- Garth Franklin
When Pulp Fiction opened in theaters 20 years ago today, the mainstream moviegoing audience was introduced to a dynamic new Hollywood talent. Quentin Tarantino was a 31-year-old hipster whose formal film education never rose much higher than working as a clerk in a Manhattan Beach video store. A walking encyclopedia of film history who fetishized some of the more obscure genres, Tarantino had a gift for dialog and his own visual toolbox that expanded the language of cinematic storytelling. Pulp Fiction was the culmination of a two-year stretch where the director went from Nobody to Wunderkind, beginning with the Sundance premiere »
- Jeff Labrecque
If it didn't already seem like everyone and their mother was planning to hop aboard Ridley Scott's The Martian, perhaps news that Donald Glover ("Community") has been added to the ever-growing cast will make you see it that way. According to The Wrap, Glover will join Matt Damon in the upcoming adaptation of Andy Weir's self-published science-fiction novel, which tells the story of an astronaut (Damon) who finds himself stranded on Mars with seemingly little chance of returning home. Glover, who was most recently seen in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and is currently filming Magic Mike Xxl, is set to play a bright young Nasa employee in the project. In addition to Glover, Aksel Hennie (Hercules) is reported to have accepted a role in the film, not as a Nasa employee but as an astronaut. Jessica Chastain, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, »
- Jordan Benesh
“Community” alum Donald Glover and “Headhunters” star Aksel Hennie have joined the cast of Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi movie “The Martian,” TheWrap has learned. The 20th Century Fox project stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return home to Earth. “The Martian” boasts an impressive ensemble including Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Mackenzie Davis and Jeff Daniels. Also read: ‘Magic Mike Xxl’ Adds Elizabeth Banks and Donald Glover Chastain will play the leader of the rescue mission, while Pena, Mara and Henne will play astronauts. »
- Jeff Sneider
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