19 items from 2016
According to The Hollywood Reporter, on April 27, five bison carcasses were arranged on set in Alberta, Canada. The animals had been slaughtered and partially skinned the previous day to be used in a specific scene. The American Humane Association prohibits the use of animals killed for the purpose of film production, and are now looking into the project to see if there was any foul play.
“We were alerted to allegations that, if true, are a clear violation of our standards,” said Aha rep Mark Stubis in a statement. “If, in the course of the ongoing investigation, the American Humane Association discovers that any laws were broken or violated, we will submit the evidence to the proper channels immediately, »
- Liz Calvario
Exclusive: Kaleidoscope to launch sales in Cannes on animation-musical.
UK sales outfit Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (Kfd) is to launch sales in Cannes on the project, which is based on Francesca Longrigg’s well-received audio book of the same name about a brother and sister who keep wishing for more, until the night before Christmas when the strange and mysterious Wish Collector appears and whisks them off to the Land of Sometimes, where all their wishes can come true.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
The TV documentarist answered your questions, from his regrets about not exposing Jimmy Savile to vomiting and falling asleep during interviews. Catch up with his answers here
Many thanks to Louis for his time and his answers, and to everyone who submitted questions. Until next time!
Thank you for your great questions. On Sunday night at 9 o'clock on BBC2 we have a show called A Different Brain about brain injury - please tune in. And Drinking To Oblivion is still available on iPlayer.
Who would be your Anne Widdicombe for this age Louis, someone unlikely you would like to follow around where others would fear to tread?
I have to say Trump, but he'd never agree. I think Lisa Marie Presley would be fascinating - I don't know about following her around, but the way she touches on different interests of mine, being married to Michael Jackson, »
- Guardian Staff
Documentary maker’s vast collection has been donated to the nation and will be made available at British Film Institute
With his debonair persona and neat moustache, Alan Whicker took television audiences to far-flung corners of the world long before the days of mass travel, a suave Englishman abroad who brought the famous and the infamous into Britain’s living rooms with his original interviewing style.
Now, almost three years after his death, the documentary maker’s entire personal archive has been donated to the public and will become available through the British Film Institute (BFI).
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- Dalya Alberge
Dan Ireland, who co-founded the Seattle Film Festival, served as an acquisitions exec at Vestron Pictures and directed films including “The Whole Wide World” (1996) and “Jolene” (2008), starring Jessica Chastain, has died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 57.
Chastain tweeted in memory of him.
“The sweetest angel left us. Called his voicemail just to hear his voice once more. I’ll miss you baby,” she wrote.
The sweetest angel left us. Called his voicemail just to hear his voice once more. I'll miss you baby. #DanIreland #Jolene
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) April 15, 2016
“The Whole Wide World,” starring a young Vincent D’Onofrio and Renée Zellweger, was a biopic of Texas-born pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard, who created Conan the Barbarian in the early years of the 20th century, and the woman in his life, played by Zellweger (the film was her movie debut).
Ireland was nominated for »
- Carmel Dagan
Back in 1990, a novel called Good Omens from a fantasy legend in Terry Pratchett and a then up-and-coming comic book visionary in Neil Gaiman provided a unique take on Biblical global destruction with an influential style of quirky levity that’s taken for granted today. Now, over a year after co-author Pratchett passed away, it appears that Gaiman will carry on the enduring legacy of their collaboration, adapting the novel for television.
According to The Guardian, Gaiman announced Thursday at a memorial event for Pratchett that he will adapt Good Omens for the small screen as a six-part television miniseries. The project will bring to life the novel’s unholy-ish dynamic duo in the demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale, whose shared a penchant for life on Earth »
Boom Bust Boom Bill and Ben Productions & Brainstorm Media Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya, d-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: B+ Director: Terry Jones, Bill Jones, Ben Timlett Written by: Terry Jones, Theo Kocken Cast: Theo Kocken, John Cusack, Paul Mason, John Cassidy, Andy Haldane, Daniel Kahneman, Robert Shiller, Paul Krugman, Alan Greenspan, Terry Jones, George Magnus, Laurie Santos, Sweder van Wijnbergen, Philip Bulcock, Andre Jacquemin, Zvi Bodie, Dick Bezemer. Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 2/29/16 Opens: March 11, 2016 Can you imagine a serious movie about a serious subject that uses a South Park cartoon to great effect? That results from the genius of Terence Graham Parry Jones, [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Anchor of the innovative programme Tonight in the 1950s and 60s
The broadcaster Cliff Michelmore, who has died aged 96, was the trailblazing anchorman of Tonight, the first nightly television programme to blend current affairs with light entertainment, which ran on the BBC for eight years from 1957. For 45 minutes at 6pm on weekdays – filling the space that came from abandoning the teatime “toddlers’ truce” break – Michelmore worked with idiosyncratic reporters, among them Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Alan Whicker, Macdonald Hastings, Polly Elwes, Chris Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Magnus Magnusson and Derek Hart, bringing in stories from all over Britain.
A virtue was made of the live studio setting, with TV cameras in sight, and Michelmore sometimes perched informally on the edge of his desk, directing the flow of items till signing off with: “And the next Tonight will be tomorrow night. Goodnight.” Technical breakdowns were negotiated unflappably, and in the early years »
- Dennis Barker
When Hollywood sees something different work, they don't wait long to try and duplicate its success. While the production was tough, the critical and box office success that greeted "The Revenant" has seemed to make suits bullish on survival narratives. Christian Bale just signed up for the survival tale "Hostiles," about the journey of an Army captain a Native war chief. And now comes a wintry epic about with some notes that feel very familiar. Read More: Directors Francis Lawrence, Albert Hughes, And Terry Jones Line Up New Projects Deadline reports that Albert Hughes, in his first solo jam outside of his partnership with Allen Hughes ("Menace II Society," "The Book Of Eli"), will direct "The Solutrean." Inspired by the idea tossed around by some folks that Europeans settled in North America over 20,000 years ago, the movie stars Jóhannes Haukur Johannesson, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jens Hultén, Natasha Wilson, Marcin »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We posted an article at the weekend that alluded to the fact that Tristar were planning a reboot of Labyrinth. Well, the film’s screenwriter, Guardians of the Galaxy’s Nicole Perlman has spoken out and said the film won’t be a remake at all. She spoke via Twitter.
“Not ‘rebooting’ anything, guys. No one is remaking Labyrinth. That movie is perfect as it is… Labyrinth is my favorite film from childhood, so I share your concerns that any continuation of the world be handled with love and respect.”
- Paul Heath
Last week, we reported that Tri-Star and The Jim Henson Company are moving forward with a reboot of the 1986 cult classic Labyrinth. The studios brought on Guardians of the Galaxy writer Nicole Perlman to write the script, although no story details were given at that time. Over the weekend, the screenwriter took to her Twitter page to clear the air on this new version of Labyrinth, which she says is not a reboot, but rather a "continuation." Take a look at her statement below.
"Not 'rebooting' anything, guys. Henson Co & I started talking in late 2014, so the timing of these rumors is so upsetting. I would never seek to profit from Bowie's death. Labyrinth is my favorite film from childhood, so I share your concerns that any continuation of the world be handled with love and respect."
A sequel to the 1986 cult classic Labyrinth, the Jim Henson-directed fantasy film that starred David Bowie as the Goblin King, is in the works. TriStar has inked a deal with the Jim Henson Company to produce a new version of the film, with Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman charged with penning the new Labyrinth script, The Hollywood Reporter writes.
The original movie was written by Terry Jones and revolved around the character of Sarah (Connelly), who travels to mystical land after accidentally offering up her brother to the Goblin King Jareth (Bowie). The good news is that Henson’s dughter Lisa is producing the planned redo/ sequel for Tristar.
How are we all feeling about this news? We can probably guess.
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- Paul Heath
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
The original musical fantasy movie, released in 1986, starred a 15-year-old Jennifer Connelly as the protagonist who has to navigate a maze to save her infant brother, who had been kidnapped by a goblin king — played by David Bowie, who recorded five songs for the film.
“The Labyrinth” carried a $25 million budget and underperformed at the box office, grossing less than $13 million for TriStar, but became »
- Dave McNary
Just days after the tragic passing of film and music icon David Bowie, one of the actor's most beloved movies is getting the remake treatment. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Tri-Star has closed a deal with The Jim Henson Company for a remake of Labyrinth. Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriter Nicole Perlman has signed on to write the screenplay, although no director is attached at this time.
The original Labyrinth centered on a young teenager (Jennifer Connelly) who is given just 13 hours to navigate a complicated maze in order to save her little brother, after her wish to take him away is granted by the Goblin King (David Bowie). The supporting cast was rounded out by Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson, Christopher Malcolm, Natalie Finland, Shari Weiser and Brian Henson. The original film only made $12 million at the box office and was plagued by negative reviews at the time, but it »
“Labyrinth,” the 1986 film starring the late David Bowie,” is heading for a remake at Sony’s Tri-Star division with “Guardians of the Galaxy” co-writer Nicole Perlman to write the script. The fantasy film followed the story of a teenager (Jennifer Connelly) who finds herself in a fantastical maze to save her young brother who was kidnapped by a goblin king (Bowie). Jim Henson directed the original film, with a script by Terry Jones. It was executive produced by George Lucas. Also Read: David Bowie's Spot-On Impressions of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits Unearthed in 1985 Recording (Audio) The movie was considered a cult classic. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Labyrinth, Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy film starring David Bowie, is getting rebooted for the 21st century. TriStar has closed a deal with The Jim Henson Co. to produce a new iteration and has hired Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman to pen the script. Labyrinth told of a teenager, played by Jennifer Connelly in one of her first roles, who has to navigate a fantastical maze in order to save her young brother, kidnapped by a goblin king (Bowie). It was the last film directed by Henson, had a script by Monty Python member Terry Jones and was exec
- Borys Kit
[Editors Note: Project of the Day is presented in partnership with Blackmagic Design, one of the world's leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology.] Here's your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. The Truthful Phone Logline: Imagine a Welsh Gremlins with shades of Guillermo del Toro. Based on a short story by Monty Python's Terry Jones, "The Truthful Phone" is an homage to eighties films like "Labyrinth," "The Goonies" and "Et." Elevator Pitch: The magic of "Labyrinth" meets the sumptuous fantasy of Guillermo Del Toro in this dark comedy about nasty old Mae Morris, who unleashes a gypsy curse that exposes her secrets to the very townsfolk she lives to torment. Children of the eighties, fantasy and »
19 items from 2016
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