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Liam Neeson on using his 'Taken' clout to get 'Walk Among The Tombstones' made

14 September 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Excalibur" was a formative theatrical experience for me. It was one of the first R-rated films I specifically decided I wanted to see in a theater. I'd seen other R-rated films before that, but always at random and because someone else decided I was going to see it. With "Excalibur," I was crazy to see it, and the film landed on me like a ton of bricks. Surreal, violent, beautiful, explicit, and for a mythology nut, seeing how the film dealt with each of the characters, each of the Arthurian archetypes, I was in love. One of the guys who made an impression in the film was a young Liam Neeson, and for the rest of the '80s, he racked up a number of performances where, good film or bad, he made an impression. How could he not? No one else looked like him. Slightly over eight feet tall, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Toronto: FilmNation Hires Vet Ben Browning

5 September 2014 5:44 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

FilmNation CEO Glen Basner comes to Toronto with several films in the festival, a crowded slate of percolating pictures, and a new co-president of Production & Acquisitions to help handle that volume. FilmNation has hired indie film finance fixture Ben Browning to take that newly created position, relocating to La to join co-president Aaron Ryder. This comes as Basner’s projects continue to get more ambitious. They include The Good House, which will reunite Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro, the Tate Taylor-directed In The Event Of A Moon Disaster, and the Denis Villeneuve-directed Amy Adams-starrer Story Of Your Life, the film that sold for a precedent setting $20 million in Cannes.

After sealing $50 million in additional capital with an equity-backed, revolving multi-bank credit facility with Bank Of America Merrill Lynch and Union Bank, FilmNation’s scope has expanded. In Toronto here, they’re selling the Noah Baumbach-directed »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Review: Low-key drama in the English fenland propels debut feature 'The Goob'

26 August 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Venice - NBC's "The Office" rang frequent laughs from Dwight Schrute's beet farm, with glimpses of backwards Cousin Mose and his feral antics proving particularly fertile ground for comedy ("And as of this morning, we are completely wireless here at Schrute Farms, but as soon as I find out where Mose hid all the wires, we'll get all that power back on.") This kind of vaguely unsettling boys-on-the-farm vibe is played straight in "The Goob", a character piece that has atmosphere to spare, and whose minimal plot is helped along by the happily original setting; this might be the first film shot in Norfolk to premiere at Venice. Self-described as "a psychological Western" and set largely on farmland of sorts in the flat formerly marshy Fens in the East of England (think the reclaimed bits of the Everglades without the redeeming features of exotic wildlife or sunshine), The Goob is »

- Catherine Bray

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Liam Neeson heading to Zurich

21 August 2014 3:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Taken star to present new thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones.

Oscar-nominated actor Liam Neeson is to present crime drama A Walk Among the Tombstones at this year’s Zurich Film Festival (Sep 25 - Oct 5).

The film, written and directed by Scott Frank (Out of Sight), will screen as part of the festival’s gala premieres strand on Oct 3 at the Cinema Corso.

Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, the films stars Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law.

When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and brutally murdered his wife, the Pi learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime. Scudder races to track them through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

The thriller »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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'Fault In Our Stars' Director Josh Boone To Helm 'Lestat' Reboot?

18 August 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Wrap, Filmmaker Josh Boone ("The Fault in Our Stars") is reportedly in early talks to direct the reboot of Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" which is in development at Universal Pictures.

The site cliams that Boone is being eyed to both write and direct and that Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have signed off on Boone's hiring, while Universal's approval is expected to be a mere formality.

Recently Universal acquired the entire body of existing and future novels in Rice's “The Vampire Chronicles” series, including the adapted screenplay for “Tale of the Body Thief,” written by Rice's son, author Christopher Rice.

Rather than a remake of “Interview With the Vampire,” the new plan is to to draw from the second and third books in Rice's series, “The Vampire Lestat” and “The Queen of the Damned” and will be faithful to the source material.

Boone is currently prepping the three-hour, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Josh Boone To Tackle The Vampire Lestat

18 August 2014 5:03 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As announced last week, Universal have snapped up the rights to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, with a view to mining a franchise from the material that so inspired Neil Jordan twenty years ago. Now, The Wrap believes, the studio has its director: Stuck In Love and The Fault In Our Stars' Josh Boone is reportedly in the frame to man the cameras. (A spokesperson for Imagine Entertainment has denied the reports, but The Wrap remain confident they know better.)Rice’s Chronicles run to 13 books at the moment, with a new one, Prince Lestat, due for publication in October this year. Universal's deal also includes the screenplay based on The Tale Of The Body Thief, which Rice’s son Christopher sold to Imagine (a partner on the new effort) two years ago.Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are attached to produce, and Boone, according to source, will write his own screenplay. »

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Anne Rice's 'The Vampire Chronicles' Brings Its Bite Back to the Big Screen

8 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In case you haven't heard, vampires are cool again. They're haunting art houses in movies like "Only Lovers Left Alive" and the upcoming Iranian film "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," not to mention "True Blood." Now Universal is getting into the fang-bangin' game with its acquisition of Anne Rice's series of novels, "The Vampire Chronicles." The deal encompasses everything from 1976's "Interview with the Vampire" and Christopher Rice's screenplay for "Tale of the Body Thief," to any future fang-tastic novels Rice might pen.

Although Rice had given up on vampires for a while, she's back in the bloody saddle again with "Prince Lestat," which is coming out just in time for Halloween. It will also be a handy way to jumpstart Rice's momentum. For a lot of us, Anne Rice is the O.G. author of the modern vampire novel, but she's also written about witches, werewolves, »

- Jenni Miller

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Universal makes a deal for full run of Anne Rice's 'Vampire Chronicles' novels

8 August 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's going to be an interesting next few years for fans of Anne Rice and, specifically, her most famous creation, the Vampire Lestat. I still remember the furor around the first attempt to adapt the character to the bigscreen, with Rice basically freaking out over the casting of Lestat. Neil Jordan's "Interview With The Vampire" is a beautiful movie, perverse and strange and gorgeously made, and I'd argue it's about as good a film as anyone's ever going to make from that source material. Right now, though, studios are desperate for properties that allow them to plot big multi-movie franchise arcs, and considering Rice is getting ready to, at long last, publish a 14th book in the series, "The Vampire Chronicles" looks like exactly the sort of investment Universal should be making. After all, they're one of the few studios that doesn't have a Marvel property they're planning to exploit to death… »

- Drew McWeeny

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Universal Grabs Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles"

7 August 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, and producer Brian Grazer have acquired the rights to Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" novel series.

The deal spans all eleven of the novels in Rice’s series: "Interview with the Vampire," "The Vampire Lestat," "The Queen of the Damned," The Tale of the Body Thief," "Memnoch the Devil," "The Vampire Armand," "Merrick," "Blood and Gold," "Blackwood Farm," "Blood Canticle" and this year's "Prince Lestat".

The books center around 18th century French nobleman Lestat de Lioncourt who becomes a vampire. The first book was previously adapted into the acclaimed 1994 Neil Jordan film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt which became a massive box-office success.

Parts of the second and third were combined into the less well-received 2002 film "Queen of the Damned" starring Stuart Townsend and the late Aaliyah.

"Transformers" and "Star Trek" writing/producing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are on board to produce. »

- Garth Franklin

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Anne Rice Vampire Movies Coming From Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci

7 August 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s been 20 years since Neil Jordan’s film version of Interview With the Vampire saw Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt sucking blood, and now Universal is getting back into monsters in a big way. Not only are Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan spearheading a relaunch of the old Universal Monsters line, beginning with a new […]

The post Anne Rice Vampire Movies Coming From Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Interview with the Vampire 20th Anniversary Blu-ray Announced, Cover Art Revealed

23 July 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“I’m flesh and blood, but not human. I haven’t been human for 200 years.” A reporter wants to know Louis de Pointe du Lac’s life story, and with a lifespan stretching back to the 1700′s, Louis has plenty of life to discuss. Based on the novel by Anne Rice, 1994′s Interview with the Vampire has a bit of life to celebrate itself, as a 20th Anniversary Blu-ray of the star-studded film has been announced for this fall.

Set for a September 30th release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the 20th Anniversary Blu-ray of Interview with the Vampire comes with a new conversation with author Anne Rice about how her work has affected the depictions of vampires in modern-day entertainment, as well as the special features included in the 2008 Blu-ray edition.

Directed by Neil Jordan off a screenplay by Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire stars Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, »

- Derek Anderson

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Interview with the Vampire 20th Anniversary Blu-ray coming

22 July 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have announced a 20th anniversary re-release of Neil Jordan’s much-loved vampire tale, Interview With The Vampire, in time to celebrate the film’s big anniversary. The brand-new version will include a new exclusive featurette, as well as all the extra features that were included in the 2008 release. No technical specifications have yet been announced.

When grieving 18th century mortal Louis (Brad Pitt, 12 Years A Slave, World War Z) accepts an offer of everlasting life from charismatic vampire Lestat (Tom Cruise, Edge of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher), he quickly realizes that his dark gift is also a curse that requires him to kill to survive. An eternity of blood, lust and torment awaits in this thrilling and visually stunning film that redefined the vampire genre.

The Blu-ray will include:

Lestat, Louis, and the Vampire Phenomenon: A conversation with author Anne Rice about her influence on the new »

- Scott Davis

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Il Cinema Ritrovato 2014

7 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

"Nobody's really captured the quality of a film festival," observed musician/composer Neil Brand, "You're doing something that's pleasurable, but then the fatigue sets in..." It's true—a celluloid feast like Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna is a particular case, too, since so many of the films are rarities. It's like being a cake specialist and suddenly somebody offers you fifty magnificent cakes of unique recipe but says "You have to eat them all in an hour or I'll take them away and you'll never see them again." You plunge in, and even when nausea starts to replace pleasure you can't bring yourself to stop...

Cinephiles like to grumble, and the venues of Bologna attract a certain amount of criticism (one has a bar which runs between the front row and the screen, cutting the subtitles in half; air conditioning is switched on and off at random; and then there's »

- David Cairns

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Remembering Anton Furst, Gotham’s Dark Architect

23 June 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

When Tim Burton’s Batman hit theaters 25 years ago, it was more than just a pivotal film in the superhero genre. It was a pivotal film in any genre — largely due to its phantasmagorical sets and vehicles. The 1989 vision of Gotham City, the Batmobile and the Batwing all sprang from the dark, fertile imagination of the film’s Oscar-winning production designer Anton Furst. Watch some of Furst’s earlier films and it’s easy to see how his and Burton’s aesthetics would play well with each other. For The Company of Wolves, Neil Jordan’s 1984 horrific take on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, Furst created a world that merged storybook fantasy with gothic gloom. For Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, he created crumbling sets and morphed actual locations in the UK into a war-ravaged Vietnam. In Batman, Furst’s vision would synthesize fantasy and realism into a dystopia crawling with life. Like »

- J.L. Sosa

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Fearnet Movie Review - Only Lovers Left Alive

16 May 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

While horror fans frequently bemoan the painfully toothless state of modern vampire cinema (aka Twilight, Vampire Academy), the sub-genre's popularity has allowed some very good filmmakers to acquire funding for movies that deal with the bloodsuckers. Neil Jordan's Byzantium and Zoe Cassavetes' Kiss of the Damned are great examples: what's profitable for the big studios can sometimes lead to good things for independent productions. Which brings us, quite neatly, to Jim Jarmusch's frankly excellent vampire story called Only Lovers Left Alive.

The formula of {Jim Jarmusch + vampires + Tilda Swinton + Tom Hiddleston} should be enough to entice any half-literate horror junkie, but as a film freak who has been a Jarmusch fan since the 1980s, it's exciting to note that Only Lovers Left Alive is the writer/director at the top of his game. (If you're not familiar with his work, I'd start with Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Down By Law »

- Scott Weinberg

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Joe Carnahan: Death Wish remake "may be coming back"

6 May 2014 10:40 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It sounds as if director Joe Carnahan is going to have another go at getting Death Wish remade...

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There's a strong argument that Michael Winner's Death Wish, starring Charles Bronson, has been remade several times already. Notwithstanding the collection of sequels, there have been plenty of films that have effectively told the same story. Take the Neil Jordan movie The Brave One, starring Jodie Foster, for a start.

But an official remake? At one stage, it was a project that Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) was circling. Then it seemed to fall apart. However now, the new Death Wish may be back on the cards.

Chatting to Slash Film, Carnahan was asked about Death Wish, and he told the site that "you know what's interesting about that? [Death Wish] may be coming back around because that script, to me, is so special and so… that’s one that I’ll pay them to do, »

- simonbrew

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What Were Hoskins' Best Films and Performances?

30 April 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Bob Hoskins dead at 71: Hoskins’ best movies included ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ ‘Mona Lisa’ (photo: Bob Hoskins in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ with Jessica Rabbit, voiced by Kathleen Turner) Bob Hoskins, who died at age 71 in London yesterday, April 29, 2014, from pneumonia (initially reported as “complications of Parkinson’s disease”), was featured in nearly 70 movies over the course of his four-decade film career. Hoskins was never a major box office draw — "I don’t think I’m the sort of material movie stars are made of — I’m five-foot-six-inches and cubic. My own mum wouldn’t call me pretty." Yet, this performer with attributes similar to those of Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, and Lon Chaney had the lead in one of the biggest hits of the late ’80s. In 1988, Robert Zemeckis’ groundbreaking Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which seamlessly blended animated and live action footage, starred Hoskins as gumshoe Eddie Valiant, »

- Andre Soares

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R.I.P. Bob Hoskins, 1942-2014

30 April 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Bob Hoskins, the celebrated English actor who brought gravitas and a wicked smile to any genre he worked in, from crime thrillers like The Long Good Friday to fantasy comedies such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Hook, died from pneumonia Tuesday. He was 71.

The actor claimed to have never taken any acting lessons – according to him, he was waiting at a theatre bar for a friend to finish an audition when someone gave him a script and said, “You’re next.” He scored the part at that audition and soon after, the short-statured Hoskins became a giant on the stage and screen, beloved by audiences around the world.

Hoskins appeared in various UK television series and mini-series during the 1970s, when he also found a calling on the British stage. However, the actor broke through on the big screen in the 1980s. His first major role was in the »

- Jordan Adler

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'The Long Good Friday': The late Bob Hoskins' best performance

30 April 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Long Good Friday is not the most successful film to star Bob Hoskins, who has died at the age of 71. (That would be the 1988 blockbuster Who Framed Roger Rabbit.) It may not even be the British actor’s best gangster movie; a case can be made for Neil Jordan’s superlative Mona Lisa. But as a reminder of Hoskins’ volcanic, yet subtly-applied talents, it is impossible to beat this 1979 thriller from director John Mackenzie.

Hoskins plays Harold Shand, a gangster whose (hugely prescient) plan to become a legitimate businessman — by developing the docklands area of East London — is repeatedly, »

- Clark Collis

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'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' Star Bob Hoskins Has Died at Age 71

30 April 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Nearly a couple years ago, British actor Bob Hoskins quietly retired from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, the same affliction which Michael J. Fox has been fighting for years now. Hoskins wanted to spend more time with his family, but sadly, Chicago Tribune reports the star of favorite childhood films of mine like Hook and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? has passed away at 71 years old after succumbing to a bad bout of pneumonia. Hoskins has been acting for over 40 years, and while his more recognizable roles came in the late 80s and early 90s, he leaves behind an impressive array of performances. Hoskins never took home an Academy Award, but a performance in Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa at least earned him a nomination, not to mention a win at the Golden Globes at BAFTAs. The actor also earned Golden Globe nominations for his perfect turn in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? »

- Ethan Anderton

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