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6 items from 2016


'Logan's Run': Sci-fi reboot is back on, lands 'Colony' creator to write script

1 June 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If it had taken much longer to get this reboot going, the sandmen might have come after it. After upwards of 20 years in development and redevelopment, Logan’s Run is back on again. Deadline is reporting that the remake of the 1976 movie has added Ryan Condal (Colony) to write the script. For those unfamiliar, Logan’s Run is a cult sci-fi film in which people who reach 30 are killed by “sandmen” as a way to control the population. When Logan 5 (Michael York), a sandman, finds out that he’s soon to be “controlled,” he runs. The movie also featured Farrah Fawcett-Majors and Peter Ustinov. The Oscar-winning flick (Special Achievements in Visual Effects) grossed an inflation adjusted $104 million. The reboot will be produced by Simon Kinberg (Deadpool), Joel Silver (Sherlock Holmes) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow). »

- David Eckstein

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Guy Hamilton, James Bond Director, Passes Away at 93

21 April 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guy Hamilton, who directed four James Bond movies including the 1964 classic Goldfinger, passed away earlier today at the age of 93. The filmmaker died on the Spanish island of Majorca where he lived. No details about the cause of death were given at this time, but we'll be sure to keep you posted with more updates as soon as they come in.

Guy Hamilton was born September 16, 1922 in Paris, France, and he got his start in the film business in the late 1940s. He served as director Carol Reed's assistant for five years, before becoming an assistant director on his 1949 classic film The Third Man. He also served as an assistant director on The Angel With the Trumpet, The Great Manhunt, Outcast of the Islands and the John Huston classic The African Queen, before making his directorial debut in 1951 with The Ringer.

He went on to direct An Inspector Calls, »

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James Bond director Guy Hamilton dies, aged 93

21 April 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Guy Hamilton, who transformed James Bond, dies at the age of 93.

Guy Hamilton, best known for the his work on the James Bond movies, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun, has died at the Hospital Juaneda Miramar in the city of Palma de Mallorca on the Spanish island of Mallorca. He was 93.

Hamilton raised the profile of the James Bond movies through his work with original film 007 actor Sean Connery and Roger Moore, who played the spy starting with Live and Let Die and in 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun, which Hamilton directed.

"Incredibly, incredibly saddened to hear the wonderful director Guy Hamilton has gone to the great cutting room in the sky. 2016 is horrid," Moore wrote on Twitter.

Hamilton worked with Michael Caine on Battle of Britain and Harrison Ford on the 1978 adaptation of Force 10 from Navarone. »

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R.I.P. Guy Hamilton

21 April 2016 7:14 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

British filmmaker Guy Hamilton has died in Majorca at the age of 93. Hamilton set the template for the James Bond franchise when he helmed 1964's iconic "Goldfinger".

He returned to the franchise in the early 1970s for Sean Connery's final outing with "Diamonds are Forever," and then ushered in Roger Moore's start to the series with "Live and Let Die" and "The Man with the Golden Gun".

In a statement, Bond series producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson say: "We mourn the loss of our dear friend Guy Hamilton who firmly distilled the Bond formula in his much celebrated direction of 'Goldfinger' and continued to entertain audiences with 'Diamonds Are Forever,' 'Live and Let Die' and 'The Man with the Golden Gun.' We celebrate his enormous contribution to the Bond films."

Hamilton's work stretched far beyond Bond as well including directing "Funeral in Berlin, »

- Garth Franklin

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James Bond Director Guy Hamilton Dies at 93

21 April 2016 6:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Guy Hamilton, the director of four James Bond films, has died on the Mediterranean island of Majorca at the age of 93. Hamilton was at the helm of iconic 007 movies “Goldfinger” in 1964 and “Diamonds are Forever” in 1971, both starring Sean Connery, as well as 1973’s “Live and Let Die” and 1974’s “The Man with the Golden Gun,” both with Roger Moore as Bond.

In a statement, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson told Variety: “We mourn the loss of our dear friend Guy Hamilton who firmly distilled the Bond formula in his much celebrated direction of ‘Goldfinger’ and continued to entertain audiences with ‘Diamonds Are Forever,’ ‘Live and Let Die’ and ‘The Man with the Golden Gun.’ We celebrate his enormous contribution to the Bond films.”

Hamilton’s career started when he was 17 in the accounts department of a film studio in Nice, France, but he soon gravitated to a lowly production role. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Weekly Rushes. 6 April 2016

6 April 2016 6:37 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.NEWSThe great French essayist Chris Marker remains on our minds nearly four years after his death—the mystery of his life and his work remains haunting. Which is why we're very intrigued by the news that his adopted daughter has penned a new book about their relationship, Chris Marker (le livre impossible).Okay, Sofia Coppola's A Very Murray Christmas was pretty wretched (though we can't help but love that it was shot in New York's Bemelmans Bar), but we adore Don Siegel's Southern Gothic, Civil War-set, Clint Eastwood-starring kinky horror film (!), The Beguiled—and so are tremendously curious about the news that Coppola will remake that 1971 film with Nicole Kidman.Speaking of films in the works, Terry Gilliam may...finally...start...shooting Don Quixote, produced by Paulo Branco, »

- Notebook

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