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Bruce Campbell and Edgar Wright will be on hand for a groovy 35mm double bill of The Evil Dead and Evil Dead II at this October's Beyond Fest, held in Los Angeles and presented by Shudder. Other screening highlights include the Kurt Russell-starring Bone Tomahawk, Karyn Kusama's The Invitation, the Henry Rollins-starring He Never Died, and much more.
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA - Thursday, September 3, 2015- Beyond Fest, the highest attended genre film festival in the Us, is excited to announce its full slate of 2015 programming featuring 25 events of mind-bending, movie madness. Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood's famed Egyptian Theatre for 11 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Thursday, October 1st - Monday, October 12th to generate funds for co-presenter, the nonprofit American Cinematheque.
With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to present »
- Derek Anderson
David Hill and Reginald Hudlin have been named producers of the 88th Oscar telecast, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said Tuesday. Hill, an Emmy Award winner and former senior vice president of 21st Century Fox, and director Hudlin will mount the live show from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016. Hudlin directed last year’s Governors Awards, which honored the likes of Harry Belafonte, and is said to be a longtime favorite of Boone Isaacs. He was nominated for Best Picture in 2012 as a producer of “Django Unchained,” and also directed the 1992 Eddie Murphy comedy “Boomerang.” Also Read: Edward Norton Slams. »
- Matt Donnelly
As Hannibal closes out its run on NBC tomorrow night, it also puts the six-episode Red Dragon arc to rest. The story line comes from Thomas Harris's novel Red Dragon, where FBI agent Will Graham tries to catch the serial killer by enlisting the help of another — one Dr. Hannibal Lecter. With Bryan Fuller's interpretation, there have now been three major screen adaptations of the book, including Michael Mann's Manhunter and Brett Ratner's Red Dragon. In the former, William Petersen and Brian Cox play Will and Hannibal, and in the latter, it's Edward Norton and Anthony Hopkins. Video editor Matthew Morettini found that the dialogue in each one remained remarkably faithful to Harris's book, which allowed him to seamlessly re-create the scene where Will first approaches Dr. Lecter to ask for his help. The edit is remarkable, and it allows you to see the distinct variations in each interpretation. »
- E. Alex Jung
When you think of David Fincher.s 1999 film Fight Club, a number of words may come to mind: macho, violent, soap. Chances are, however, when you think of the Brad Pitt and Edward Norton-starring flick, the first description you think of is not adorable. Well, that may very well change after you watch this new video: G-Rated Fight Club. This video comes from folks over at Fine Brothers Entertainment, and if you ever ventured to imagine an animated, elementary school version of Fight Club, you know, without the sex, swearing, violence, and general mayhem, this is probably pretty much what it would look like. And it.s a lot of goddamn fun. Edward Norton.s Narrator or Jack or whatever you want to call him, is transported from the mundane life of a cubicle drone to the mundane life of a suburban 4th grader. While in a Cootie support group, »
Cannibalistic skyscraper tribes, a punk band forced to fight for survival, and 17th century-set supernatural happenings will grace the big screen this fall at Fantastic Fest 2015, as High-Rise, Green Room (co-starring Patrick Stewart), and The Witch are among the films announced in the festival's second wave of programming.
Taking place September 24th–October 1st at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar theater in Austin, TX, Fantastic Fest 2015 celebrates an abundance of titles spanning multiple genres (as well as those that don't fit into one specific genre). Stay tuned to Daily Dead for the upcoming final wave of Fantastic Fest 2015 programming, and to read about the first wave of the festival's programming, visit:
Press Release: Austin, TX - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the second wave of programming featuring the Us Premiere of Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster as the opening night film. »
- Derek Anderson
The series depicting the epic early American journey of Meriwether Lewis (Casey Affleck) and William Clark (Matthias Schoenaerts) is back on schedule, Deadline reports. In early August production was halted due to "creative" and "weather-related" reasons, and director John Curran and director of photography Rob Hardy were taken off the project. Now it is set to resume filming in the spring in Calgary with the original cast, though this Plan B, Playtone and Class 5 co-production is still shopping for a director. Curran was to be HBO's latest filmmaker turned television-maker. HBO has tussled with uncompromising filmmakers before, including most recently David Fincher, who had a rash of projects fall off the network. Read More: Lynch, Fincher, 'True Detective' and the Unknowable Future of Auteur TV Playtone, Plan B and Class 5 produce, with Michelle Ashford, Curran and Edward Norton as writers. Executive producers are Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Norton, Brad...
- Ryan Lattanzio
The series depicting the epic early American journey of Meriwether Lewis (Casey Affleck) and William Clark (Matthias Schoenaerts) is back on schedule, Deadline reports. In early August production was halted due to "creative" and "weather-related" reasons, and director John Curran and director of photography Rob Hardy were taken off the project. Now it is set to resume filming in the spring in Calgary with the original cast, though this Plan B, Playtone and Class 5 co-production is still shopping for a director. Curran was to be HBO's latest filmmaker turned television-maker. HBO has tussled with uncompromising filmmakers before, including most recently David Fincher, who had a rash of projects fall off the network. Read More: Lynch, Fincher, 'True Detective' and the Unknowable Future of Auteur TV Playtone, Plan B and Class 5 produce, with Michelle Ashford, Curran and Edward Norton as writers. Executive producers are Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Norton, Brad »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Warner Brothers is holding talks with state-backed China Media Capital with a view to Chinese-language movie production.
The talks may lead to the establishment of a joint venture company that invests in or produces films for the local Chinese audience.
“We confirm that Cmc is now in talks with WB to create a Jv. The talks have been going well, but we cannot disclose more details at this stage,” a spokesman for China Media Capital told Variety on Tuesday. Sources close to Warner Bros. in Los Angeles also confirmed the talks.
If the talks are successful, the move would be Warner’s second venture into the Chinese film production sector. It was previously involved in production and distribution in a joint venture with China Film Group.
The Chinese film market has boomed in recent years driven by a massive expansion of the multiplex circuits and a growing middle class with greater disposable income. »
- Patrick Frater
This story first appeared in the Aug. 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Early this year, Tony Kaye — the director who had gone to war with Edward Norton and New Line Cinema on 1998's American History X — sent Daniel Day-Lewis a letter asking him to consider a screenplay he wanted to shoot. Kaye, 62, who hasn't made a studio movie since X, never heard back. "I am — excuse my French — f—ed," he tells THR. "I am in jail. I am totally in jail." Kaye isn't
- Stephen Galloway
Fans of Stephen King will be happy to hear that Mile High Horror Film Festival is screening Dan Attias' Silver Bullet. Also: details on Danai Gurira's (Michonne, The Walking Dead) charity and an update on the DVD release of A Plague So Pleasant.
Silver Bullet: Press Release: "Denver, Co -- This past month, the Mile High Horror Film Festival has been making exciting announcements in our media partnership with Fangoria, including a live edition of Fangoria's We'll See You In Hell Podcast, a 30th Anniversary VHS Screening of The Return Of The Living Dead with a live Q&A with Linnea Quigley as well as Mile High's 90th Anniversary screening of The Phantom Of The Opera with an appearance from Ron Chaney. However, in our joint efforts to bring fright fans an essential horror fest experience, Mhhff '15 and Fangoria are proud to exclusively announce another »
- Tamika Jones
In this brief introduction to a screening of Fight Club at Locarno, Edward Norton recalls that the film premiered to boos at the Venice Film Festival in 1999, a far cry from its assured cult status at this point. He then goes on to compare the film’s initially poor reception to what it must’ve been like to watch Rossellini’s Rome, Open City one year after the end of World War II, as something too raw and recent to process. The comparison’s probably ill-advised, but there you go. »
- Filmmaker Staff
People keep saying cinema is dying. Tell that to the 18 young directors at the 2015 Filmmakers Academy at the recently wrapped Locarno Film Festival. The Academy is providing fertile soil for a new generation of serious filmmakers setting sail into the unknown world of 21st century cinema. Read More: Edward Norton Discusses the Collaborative Process in Highlights from Locarno Film Festival Panel One of those directors is Vietnamese-born and Singapore-based filmmaker Linh Duong. Bleakly enigmatic and dream-like, her works exist in the space between art and film. Though she has only made a handful of short films, a pattern has already been established: mythical, abstract and emotive stories that push the limits of narrative. Duong spoke with Indiewire in Locarno about collaborating with musicians, serving storytelling through song and the process of creating soundscapes. Though cinema is undoubtedly an audio-visual genre, music can be one of the most daunting aspects for. »
- Lauren Carroll Harris
Anghus Houvouras on superhero movies and the military-industrial complex…
To say that comic book movies have become formulaic is like saying that Michael Bay enjoys explosions and hot women. It’s painfully obvious and hardly a revelation.
I sat through Fantastic Four last week, and like many of you checked out around the halfway point, and began to pick apart some of the lazy choices and uninspired bits. This was easier that finding Waldo in an orgy. There were so many comic book movie mainstays that felt cribbed from the superhero movie playbook, but one of them started to needle me the more I thought about it.
After our group of super-intelligent young people get bestowed super powers, they are immediately whisked away to a secret bunker to be experimented on by the Government. It’s a highly plausible scenario in the super-grounded reality that so many of these movies are trying to achieve, »
- Anghus Houvouras
Marvel Studios has been showcasing its Phase Three launching Captain America: Civil War at D23 this afternoon, and thanks to IGN we’ve got a detailed description of the footage that was shown to those lucky enough to be in attendance.
The footage opens with Captain America, Black Widow, and Falcon dealing with Crossbones as the villain attempts to blow up a truck. During the fight, Crossbones tosses a magnetic explosive at Cap’s shield, and the hero throws it into the air so that the explosion avoids the crowd. Crossbones removes his mask and reveals his scarred face, turning to Cap and saying, “He remembered you, you know. You’re little pal Bucky.” The footage then cut to the scene during the credits of Ant-Man, where Cap and Falcon are talking to Bucky. Bucky »
- Gary Collinson
A few years ago Edward Norton was sitting on a stoop in New York listening to Bruce Springsteen. Actually listening to Bruce Springsteen: the singer was sitting on the step next to Norton giving the actor some relationship advice. At the time Norton had already established himself as one of the world’s leading actors, following up his Oscar-nominated debut in Primal Fear with turns in American History X and The People vs. Larry Flynt, and one of the all-time great performances in Fight Club. »
Awards Locarno Film Festival Announces 2015 Open Door Awards Interviews Edward Norton Has a Solution to the 'Monetization' of the Oscars Features & Analysis Edward Norton Discusses the Collaborative Process in Highlights from Locarno Film Festival Panel Some of the Best Discoveries of the Year Are About to Screen in Switzerland Film Reviews Locarno Review: 'Right Now, Wrong Then' is Hong Sang-soo's 'Groundhog Day' Locarno Review: 'Chevalier' is a Buddy Comedy With a Bigger Purpose From Athina Rachel Tsangari Locarno Review: Romantic Comedy or Philosophical Debate? Jose Luis Guerin's 'The Academy of Muses' is Both Locarno Review: Satire and Surrealism Meet in Otar Iosseliani's Delightful 'Winter Song' Locarno Review: 'Schneider vs. Bax' is a Hilarious Dark Comedy of Errors Locarno Review: Andrzej Zulawski's First Film in 15 Years, 'Cosmos,' Delivers the Crazy Locarno Review: If Louie C.K. Were a Struggling Bosnian Actor, He Would Star in 'The Waiting Room' Locarno. »
Locarno – “Tikkun,” “Schneider vs. Bax,” “Wonderful” lead early business announcements at an ever busier Locarno Fest Industry Days, now packed with a full roster of events, where Philippe Le Guay’s “Floride” and Catherine Corsini’s “Summertime” both gleaned positive reviews, boding well for sales off what one sales agent called the “Locarno-Toronto express.”
Energized by a rising presence of Hollywood stars – Edward Norton, Andy Garcia and Amy Schumer, in town to tubthump “Trainwreck” – Locarno’s industry presence shows no signs of curbing growth hitting 1,200 attendees for its Aug. 8-10 Industry Days, 14% up on 2014.
In a banner industry deal at Switzerland’s Locarno Festival, L.A-based Bleiberg Entertainment will represent U.S. and world sales rights on “Tikkun,” from Israel’s Avishai Sivan, one of the outstanding titles – it swept top honors at July’s ever-more relevant Jerusalem Fest – to hit Locarno without an international sales agent.
Marking another key deal, »
- John Hopewell and Emilio Mayorga
Read More: Edward Norton Discusses the Collaborative Process in Highlights from Locarno Film Festival Panel The 2015 Locarno International Film Festival has announced the awards for its Open Doors Co-Production Lab, organized with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Sdc) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. This year's Open Doors was devoted to films from the four Maghreb countries: Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. The Co-Production Lab (August 8 – 11) aimed to bring together the finalist directors and producers with potential partners, in order to facilitate obtaining the financial support needed for completing their projects. In addition, prizes were awarded by the Open Doors Jury that serve to support production (allocated to the production company) and development (allocated to the filmmakers). The 2015 Open Door Awards include: Open Doors Grant (50,000 Chf) Production Grant (30'000 Chf) "Le Fort Des Fous" by »
- Zack Sharf
As an actor, Edward Norton is synonymous with modern masterpieces thanks to his list of iconic roles. At the Locarno Film Festival, Norton received the Excellence Award from Moet & Chandon. Following an interview with Indiewire Chief Film Critic Eric Kohn, in which Norton discussed the "monetization" of the Oscars, he participated in a panel discussion. Read More: Edward Norton Has a Solution to the 'Monetization' of the Oscars Kohn also moderated the panel and questioned Norton on the highlights of his career. Featuring Norton reflecting on his collaborations, the creative process and his various roles, here are all of the highlights from the discussion below. "Star Wars" and Spike Lee inspired him. Norton's memories of career-inspiring films stuck out in phases. "When I was a child, I was really affected by Disney movies. I was very affected by 'Star Wars.' I remember seeing it in a wonderful old cinema »
- Conor Soules
The awards community is abuzz about some comments made by Edward Norton regarding the Oscars. He has a lot to say on the topic, including how hard it is to »
- Sasha Stone
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