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Producer Basil Iwanyk Talks John Wick, Script Changes, Keanu Reeves, Gods Of Egypt, Sicario, Civilian, Splinter Cell, and More

27 October 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

As I’ve said again and again, I absolutely loved John Wick.  Filmmakers Chad Stahelski and  David Leitch have crafted a fantastic action thriller that’s absolutely worth your time and money.  In the film, Keanu Reeves stars as an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.  Trust me, if you like action movies, this is a must see film.  For more on John Wick, watch this trailer, see Evan shoot people in the face, and here’s all our previous coverage. At the New York City press day I landed an exclusive video interview with producer Basil Iwanyk.  He talked about how the project came together, how the script changed, casting Keanu Reeves, how Leitch and Stahelski came on board to direct their first movie, the role of a producer, shooting in NYC, Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt, Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Luke Evans’ Long-Gestating The Crow Reboot Hopes To Start Shooting Next Year

24 October 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After simmering on the brink of development for almost two years, producer Ed Pressman (American Psycho, Wall Street) confirmed that the rebooted version of The Crow is aiming to enter production in spring of next year, with Luke Evans still on board to play the iconic lead role.

In an interview during the opening night of the Abu Dubai Film Festival, Pressman spoke briefly with The Hollywood Reporter about the long-gestating project, claiming that the property still has a considerable fanbase even to this day.

“We’re doing a new Crow film. We’re doing a whole reinvention of The Crow, which will be starting next spring. It’s developed. We have the script. We can’t say who’s starring in it, but we have one. It starts shooting in the spring. It still has a big fan base even though it was so long ago. But the generation »

- Michael Briers

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The Crow Remake to Start Production in 2015

24 October 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It's been a long road to get the remake of The Crow into production, but according to producer Ed Pressman (Wall Street, American Psycho), they are finally looking to start shooting in 2015. The Crow reboot started its journey to the big screen back in 2010, and it's set to star Luke Evans (Dracula: Untold).

Regardless of whether you're excited about this reboot or not, Evans is a great actor, so there's no doubt that he'll give a great performance in it. The movie is being directed by F. Javier Gutierrez, and the creator of the gothic comic, James O'Barr, is on board to help steer the movie in the right direction. One of the last things we saw from this film was some concept art that you can check out here. O'Barr previously talked about his pitch for the movie.

"I love the story and I told them I'd do it because I love the story, »

- Joey Paur

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The Crow Remake Aims to Start Shooting Next Year, Luke Evans Still Attached

24 October 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This remake refuses to really go away.  I really liked Alex Proyas' take on The Crow back when it came out in 1994, but the film and the accompanying material are just so much of that time that it's difficult to see how it would work as well today.  I think back to that movie and I think of Nine Inch Nails, Thrill Kill Kult, the death of Brandon Lee and the catchphrase, "it can't rain all the time."  I don't think back to the film's quality, which was patchwork at best (Proyas would do better work later on). Maybe that's where this remake could make some improvements.  If they could find another, more relevant, cultural signpost than mainstream 90's goth and make a more consistent film, then it might be worth it.  Producer Ed Pressman is certainly trying to make it happen.  Hit the jump for more on The Crow remake. »

- Evan Dickson

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Who Was Charles Dance’s Character Originally Supposed to Be in Dracula Untold?

12 October 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The following contains spoilers for Dracula Untold and talks about specific characters as well as a character who never made it to the screen. If you haven't seen the film yet, don't say I didn't warn you.

Dracula Untold marks the end of a long journey for the script formerly known as Dracula: Year Zero. Its progress has been well chronicled here at Shock, since the film has been in development since the birth of this site back in 2007. Initially, it was going to serve as a directing vehicle for Dark City and I, Robot's Alex Proyas and, for a spell, Sam Worthington was circling to star as Vlad (aka "Dracula").

The post Who Was Charles Dance’s Character Originally Supposed to Be in Dracula Untold? appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Who Was Charles Dance’s Character Originally Supposed to Be in Dracula Untold?

11 October 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The following contains spoilers for Dracula Untold and talks about specific characters as well as a character who never made it to the screen. If you haven't seen the film yet, don't say I didn't warn you.

Dracula Untold marks the end of a long journey for the script formerly known as Dracula: Year Zero. Its progress has been well chronicled here at Shock, since the film has been in development since the birth of this site back in 2007. Initially, it was going to serve as a directing vehicle for Dark City and I, Robot's Alex Proyas and, for a spell, Sam Worthington was circling to star as Vlad (aka "Dracula").

The post Who Was Charles Dance’s Character Originally Supposed to Be in Dracula Untold? appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Israel Six Day War Victory Gets Film Deal

10 October 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road has acquired screen rights to the Steven Pressfield hybrid history The Lion’s Gate: On The Front Lines Of The Six Day War. The producer will use the book as a template to tell the story of how Israel, faced with extinction as Jordan, Syria and Egypt prepared to attack, routed the enemy in less than a week in 1967 with a brilliant battle plan. By the time the smoke cleared, Israel had gained hold of three times as much land as it started with, taking over the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula, and Judaism’s holiest site, the Western Wall that was part of the ruins of Solomon’s Temple, real estate that hadn’t been in Jewish hands for 1900 years.

Though a period tale, it certainly is a topical one, because the repercussions are still felt today in the constant tension between Israel and its neighbors. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Automata | Review

6 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

I, Robot: Ibanez Saddles Asimov for Arresting A.I. Concoction

Spanish director Gabe Ibanez makes an impressive sci-fi entry with his sophomore feature, Automata, an exploration of ethical treatment of more technologically advanced creations that supersede our own intelligence. Meanwhile, the end of mankind is nigh. Though it’s sure to be compared to any number of classic sci-fi efforts, most notably Isaac Asimov’s famed robot in revolt chronicle I, Robot, which received the Hollywood gloss treatment a decade ago with Alex Proyas at the helm, Ibanez strikes an interesting comparison to another recent indie sci-fi release, James Caradog’s The Machine, an exploration of the inevitable outcome of self-awareness in creatures artificial or otherwise. In a sea of recycled cinematic endeavors, Ibanez stands out as an exciting new voice in the genre with this emotionally resonant and thematically rich film.

In the not too distant future, the depletion of the ozone, »

- Nicholas Bell

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31 Netflix Instant Titles to Get You Ready for Halloween

1 October 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With every horror fan’s favorite time of year just right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of 31 genre-related titles currently available on Netflix Instant that undoubtedly will get you ready for the Halloween season.

Happy Haunting!

Invaders from Mars (Tobe Hooper)

David is the only one who knows the truth about the aliens invading his small town in this remake of the 50s science-fiction classic.

Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon)

Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, this campy send-up follows an egotistical medical student who develops a serum that miraculously revives the dead.

Fright Night (Tom Holland)

When Charley Brewster discovers that his suave new neighbor is a vampire, he seeks help from actor Peter Vincent, famed for portraying a ghoul hunter.

Creepshow 2 (Michael Gornick)

Join the rotting but amiable Creep as he introduces this anthology of three gruesome tales written by the master of horror, »

- Heather Wixson

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Directors' Trademarks: David Fincher

1 October 2014 5:42 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. With the release of Gone Girl this week, let’s examine the trademark style and calling signs of David Fincher as director.

Fincher’s love for film started at an early age, when, like Steven Spielberg, he made home movies with an 8mm camera. He was able to translate this love for film into a career. In the 1980’s he worked for several production companies, including Industrial Light and Magic. Later he joined Propaganda Films and began to direct music videos and commercials. Propaganda Films was also a starting point for directors such as Michael Bay, Spike Jonze, Gore Verbinski, Alex Proyas, and Zach Snyder. All of these directors, understandably, have a focus on visuals, and David Fincher is no exception. 

His feature debut was Alien 3 »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Awards for Coote, Lapaglia, Robbie and Thwaites

18 September 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The late Village Roadshow executive Greg Coote, Anthony Lapaglia and rising stars Margot Robbie and Brenton Thwaites will be honoured in the annual Australians in Film (AiF) awards.

Animal Logic CEO Zareh Nalbandian and veteran 20th Century Fox production executive Fred Baron will also be feted at the AiF.s gala dinner in Los Angeles on October 26.

Coote, who passed away in June, is a former chairman and CEO of Dune Entertainment, which co-financed more than 60 movies with Fox. He is the recipient of the AiF Orry-Kelly Award, which recognises Australians who have contributed to the success of other Australians in the industry.

.Greg Coote was an important advisor to Australians in Film from the beginning, helping to shape our early strategy, with a particular focus on supporting emerging Australian talent in Hollywood,. said AiF president Simonne Overend.

.He played such a major part in our success and really did »

- Don Groves

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Shelf Life: Dark City

14 September 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Every week, Shelf Life sees Tom White select and talk about a movie that lives on his DVD shelf, one he thinks we should all see. With The Crow, director Alex Proyas made a huge mark on the main stream showing a lot of promise with his signature style and dark tone. While the likes of I, Robot and Knowing have seen his styleget diluted throughout the years, it was his third feature that showed Proyas at his best, and gave us a great sense of what he could achieve. That movie was 1998's Dark City. One full year before The Matrix (which also used some of the same sets), Dark City explored many similar themes and even shared many plot beats with The Wachowski's sci-fi classic, but while that movie went big and flashy, Dark City went smaller and deeper, with Rufus Sewell's John Murdoch discovering the city »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Universal Buys Thriller Pitch From Chadwick Boseman

5 September 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled pitch from the studio’s Get On Up star Chadwick Boseman. Boseman played James Brown for the studio this summer after breaking out as Jackie Robinson in 42. He sold the thriller pitch with writing partner Logan Coles and is attached to star in a story described as being in the vein of The Fugitive. Universal-based Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce for Marc Platt Productions and Coles will serve as co-producer.

Boseman and Coles most recently collaborated on the 2012 short Heaven, which Boseman directed and Coles produced. Boseman next stars in Summit’s Gods Of Egypt from helmer Alex Proyas. He’s repped by Greene & Associates, Management 360 and Ziffren Brittenham.

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- Jen Yamato

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eOne, Lionsgate renew output deals

3 September 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Upcoming slate includes franchises The Hunger Games and Divergent, Gods of Egypt and Now You See Me 2.

Entertainment One (eOne) and Lionsgate have extended their feature film output agreements in Canada, Australia and Spain.  

The agreements extend eOne distribution across all media through 2018 for Lionsgate and Summit label films in Canada and Spain and Summit films in Australia.

The collaboration has already been responsible for launching The Hunger Games, Twilight and Divergent: franchises in the three territories.

The upcoming pipeline covered under the agreements includes The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2; the next three films in the Divergent series (Insurgent and Allegiant Parts 1 & 2); Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt, which just wrapped production in Australia; and Now You See Me 2, which starts production this fall.

Lionsgate recently relocated its international sales operation to London. The move is aimed to allow the studio to better servce its numerous output partnerships.

Lionsgate International recently expanded output agreements with Studiocanal and Tele »

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

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Dracula Untold International Trailer Reveals New Footage And Much Rage

2 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Maybe you think you know the story of Dracula, but Dracula Untold is unfurling a drama-packed revamp of the classic vampire tale full of gruesome war, family loyalty, and heinous curses. In the trailer above, see Luke Evans (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Fast & Furious 6) as Vlad Tepes, a man who will risk anything to save his family from the greedy maws of war, even if it means becoming a monster. Dracula Untold, or Dracula: Year Zero as it seems it's being called overseas, is intended to be a key step in Universal Pictures effort to reboot their classic monsters, like Dracula, Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, Creature From the Black Lagoon and the Wolfman. While the announcement of that plan is relatively recent, this particular re-imagined origin story has been a long time in coming. Back in 2007, The Crow's helmer, Alex Proyas, was hired to direct the project. »

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McAuliffe takes the indie route

29 July 2014 7:01 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Callan McAuliffe in Beneath The Harvest Sky.

After Callan McAuliffe landed roles in two studio films, Flipped and I Am Number Four, several years ago, the teenager says he naively expected a glittering Hollywood career would ensue.

That.s now how the actor.s career has panned out but he shot four indie movies around the world in the past 18 months, working with Samuel L. Jackson, Sir Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson.

.I am no A-lister,. the Los Angeles-based McAuliffe, 19, told If today on a visit to Sydney as a national ambassador for Unicef promoting children.s rights. "I would rather be a working actor than a mega-famous star..

.I have to audition for every role but when you get the job, it.s very rewarding. I.ve been very fortunate, with a bit of luck and hard work. I have done some diverse movies, although some are not my type of movie. »

- Don Groves

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EOne Goes Toe to Toe With Hollywood Majors in U.K.

15 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Entertainment One is well-placed to retain its position as the U.K.’s top independent distributor after a strong first half of the year, and a muscular slate for the remaining months. But, as Alex Hamilton, managing director, eOne Films U.K., tells Variety, the company has aspirations to be considered on a par with the Hollywood majors.

EOne has been the top indie in the U.K. for three of the past four years, and last year finished ahead of two studios, Sony and Paramount, with its box office totaling more than £100 million ($171 million) for the first time.

The distrib’s slate for first six months of 2014 included “12 Years a Slave,” which took over $34.3 million at the U.K. box office, “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Divergent.”

Upcoming pics for 2014 include Daniel Radcliffe starrer “What If,” David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” and Jake Gyllenhaal starrer “Nightcrawler.” 2015 will »

- Leo Barraclough

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eOne reveals growing UK ambition

15 July 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

“We can compete with some of the studios,” says MD of eOne UK, which is aiming to release around 35 films per year.

eOne UK is aiming to release around 35 films per year going forward as it looks to cement its position as one of the top five distributors in the UK.

Upcoming films on the slate include The Rover (August 15), A Walk Amongst the Tombstones (September 19), The Homesman (October), Mr Turner (October 31), Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey? (November), Foxcatcher (January 9) and The Water Diviner (January).

Also on the impressive roster are Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg (July 22, 2016), J.A Bayona’s A Monster Calls, Denis Villeneuve’s A Story Of Your Life, Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees, Gavin Hood’s Eye in the Sky, Jay Roach’s Trumbo, Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt, John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine, Daniel Espinosa’s Child 44, court-room drama The Whole Truth and franchise sequel Insurgent. 

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- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Dracula Untold Re-Emerges [Trailer]

27 June 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

I like Luke Evans. He's talented, he's handsome and it was only a matter of time before he had a chance to lead a movie. I'm not convinced Dracula Untold is going to raise him into superstardom but it likely won't sting too badly either. Or so I hope.

Written by newcomers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the pair also responsible for the script of Alex Proyas' upcoming Gods of Egypt, Evans stars as Vlad Tepes, a prince who rebels against a Sultan (Dominic Cooper) who is raising an army. Rather than allowing his young son to be recruited, Vlad stands against the Sultan and in a last ditch effort to keep his family safe, he strikes a deal with a creature that turns him into a vampire.

It's not exactly a new take on the vampire story, it's basically the [Continued ...] »

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Faerie Evil: The Making of Maleficent

24 June 2014 11:14 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with director Robert Stromberg, production visual effects supervisor Carey Villegas, visual effects supervisors Seth Maury and Kelly Port, digital effects supervisor Darren Hendler, and previs supervisor Mark Nelson about reviving a Disney classic…

“There are not many production designers/visual effects people who have made the leap which doesn’t make sense to me because it seems like the perfect breeding ground to moving up into directing,” reflects filmmaker Robert Stromberg who started as a matte painter and became the Oscar-winning production designer for Avatar [2009] and Alice in Wonderland [2010].  “On Master and Commander [2003] I met Peter Weir and we hit it off.  I came in as a Visual Effects Supervisor and spent so much time with Peter that I became a liaison between him and Ilm.   We started talking about other things especially about characters and what it is like to direct.  I learned so much from »

- Trevor Hogg

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