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“When facing a flat landscape I see nothing but eternity. Am I the only one to see it?” “Existence can’t be without reason.” – Vincent Van Gogh, 1888
Rocket Science announced today that Golden Globe Winner Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before Night Falls) will direct At Eternity’S Gate, which will star Academy Award Nominee Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, John Wick) as Vincent van Gogh.
Based on a screenplay by Schnabel and Jean-Claude Carrière, the story focuses on the time in Vincent’s life that he spent in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
Academy Award Nominee Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games franchise, Babel) will produce the film, which will be shot on location in France. Rocket Science is handling international sales and CAA is representing the U.S rights.
“This is a film about painting and a painter and their relationship to infinity. It is told by a painter. »
- Michelle Hannett
Even though the character was grossly mishandled in the god-awful Spider-Man 3, Sony Pictures have been trying to get a spin-off for fan favourite villain Venom for years now. The Hunger Games director Gary Ross was eyed to take the helm in 2007, and while no real word has been given as to why the project fell, you have to believe the poor critical and fan reaction to Spider-Man 3 has to have something to do with it. The film was resurrected in 2013 as part of a shared universe stemming out The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but again, no dice. Now, Sony are hoping third time’s the charm with the announcement that Reuben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) will be serving as director for the movie that will be part of its own universe and not associated with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which the studio is co-producing with Marvel Studios. But the big news »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
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The indie is being helmed by Robin Bissell — the longtime partner of filmmaker Gary Ross — who is making his directorial debut and comes with a slew of producers including Tobey Maguire and Danny Strong, the latter of whom showruns Henson’s Fox TV hit Empire. Also producing are Matt Berenson, Fred Bernstein, Dominique Telson, »
- Borys Kit
Simon Brew May 9, 2017
With summer blockbuster season 2017 in full swing, and with Fast & Furious 8 speeding over the $1bn mark already, a bunch of filmmakers are furiously putting together their films for release this time next year (or thereabouts). Here, as things stand, is the state of summer blockbuster season 2018. We’ve veered towards UK release dates on the whole, but as always, things can quickly change.
Also, we’ve not included unnamed films: Universal, for instance, has reserved a slot for one of its classic monster universe movies, but not told anybody what it is yet. As more information pops up, we’ll keep this list up to date…
March Tomb Raider (March 16th)
Summer blockbuster season effectively kicks off in March in 2018, with the Warner Bros-backed big »
Every year industry heavyweights descend on Champaign, Ill., to pay tribute to Roger Ebert’s lasting legacy in the world of film.
Ebertfest, the annual week-long celebration of all things cinematic, was founded by the late Chicago Sun-Times critic and his wife, Chaz, who presides over the event with fest director Nate Kohn in collaboration with the University of Illinois College of Media.
Such legends as producers Norman Lear and Irwin Winkler; actress Isabelle Huppert; cinematographer Caleb Deschanel; and directors Charles Burnett, Gary Ross and Robert Townsend will be feted by cheering fans at screenings and scholarly panels.
Yet hoopla aside, guests can’t stop talking about another legend: Roger, the man with the big thumbs-up, whose truth goes marching on.
“It was clear how much he loved film,” Lear says. “It’s one thing to criticize, another to criticize out of love. To know his work is to know »
- Bob Verini
Universal Pictures’ Classic Monsters shared universe is set to get underway this June with the release of The Mummy, and now it looks like the studio is stepping up development on another instalment, tapping Aquaman screenwriter Will Beall to pen Creature from the Black Lagoon.
The remake of the 1954 classic has been in development for several years at the studio, with The Hunger Games director Gary Ross (son of the original’s co-writer Arthur A. Ross) attached at one point, and previous rumours suggesting that Universal was courting Scarlett Johansson for the female lead. The last we heard about the project was back in August 2015, when Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) came on board to pen a new draft of the screenplay.
The original Creature from the Black Lagoon followed a group of scientists on an expedition to the Amazon, who discover the titular creature – a.k.a. Gill-Man »
- Gary Collinson
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.
– Exclusive: The 12th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival announced its official selections for the 2017 event featuring films with Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott, John Cleese, Daphne Zuniga and more. Opening night will feature Michael Mailer’s newest film, “Blind,” a romantic-drama, starring Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore and Dylan McDermott. Closing night will wrap up the festival with “Albion: The Enchanted Stallion,” a family fantasy adventure, starring John Cleese, Debra Messing, Jennifer Morrison and Stephen Dorff.
Retrospective Screenings will include Daphne Zuniga appearance at the festival honoring the 30th anniversary of “Spaceballs.” Also in this category will be “The Greatest Show on Earth,” from 1952 directed by Cecile B. DeMille, which won the Oscar for Best Pictures and Best Writing in 1953. The screening will honor the closing of the Ringling Bros. »
- Kate Erbland
Will Matt Damon ever return to the hidden underworld of CIA conspiracies and double-crossing agents? That largely depends on whether the next Jason Bourne movie comes packing a “pretty incredible story.”
Toronto Sun caught up with the Hollywood veteran recently in anticipation of Chinese epic The Great Wall, and it didn’t take long before the conversation veered toward Paul Greengrass’ blistering action series. After capping off their original trilogy of intellectual thrillers with the rather excellent Ultimatum back in 2007, Damon and Greengrass circled back to the series nine years later to craft Jason Bourne, a solid, if unremarkable franchise revival that garnered mixed reviews and a $415 million box office tally.
And though Universal is reportedly keen to push on with a Jason Bourne sequel, which would technically be the sixth entry in the high-octane juggernaut, Matt Damon seems to be hedging his bets, after telling Toronto Sun that he »
- Michael Briers
So far, the writer-director has tapped Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis (Fences), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez (The Fate of the Furious), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), and Andre Holland. But the casting spree doesn’t end there, as Variety brings word that Liam Neeson, star of Taken and upcoming thriller The Commuter, has entered negotiations to play the part of Davis’ husband.
Marking McQueen’s first foray behind the lens since collecting the Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, Widows heralds a creative collaboration with Gillian Flynn, the author best known for nervy page-turners in the vein of Gone Girl and Dark Places – two novels that went on to receive big-screen adaptations of their own. She’ll work closely with McQueen to adapt Lynda La Plante’s 1983 crime miniseries, »
- Michael Briers
"I've never been a goal-oriented person. I never have in my entire life set one goal, I don't think," admits Josh Hutcherson. We're meeting at his publicist's office in West Hollywood and I've just asked if, after spending half a decade playing, promoting and generally being Peeta from The Hunger Games, the 24-year-old wrapped up his time on the franchise with an idea of the next steps he wanted to take in his career. Hutcherson, his dark hair tousled and scruff dusting his square jawline, leans forward as he elaborates, "I think that the idea of a goal means that you're focused on getting there, instead of being in the moment."
While Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemswoth leveraged their franchise clout to land more blockbuster jobs, traversing the galaxy in action-adventure rom-coms or fighting off alien resurgences, Hutcherson took a step back. "It wasn't about, like, proving to people I could do something else, as much as »
By now, you’ve no doubt heard that the latest property in Hollywood to get the female-led treatment is Ocean’s 11. Coming to us from director Gary Ross in the form of Ocean’s Eight, the new spin on the heist story will star an enviable cast made up of Hollywood’s hottest actresses, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson and more. But it won’t only be the ladies who appear on screen.
We’ve head that Matt Damon, who starred in the Ocean’s 11 remake and its two sequels, will show up in some capacity as well. However, if you’re expecting him to have a substantial role in the film, you might be disappointed. That’s because the actor has revealed that it’s really just more of a quick cameo. While speaking to Collider about his new film The Great Wall, which is a bit of a disappointment, »
- Mark Cassidy
Directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.
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The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, February 26th. UK readers only please. To enter, »
- Gary Collinson
You’ve got a serious wait in store for you before you’ll actually get to see Ocean’s Eight, which is currently scheduled for summer 2018, but at least you get a pretty cool look at the movie.
You’ll probably have to wait quite a while before you even get further glimpses of the film, because I’m not sure it’s going to hit hard with a marketing window longer than a year, so it makes sense that if you’re going to release an image this early it ought to be a good one.
The crew takes a ride on a subway, and they look as disinterested as any group of insanely competent players about to take on a heist… I guess.
To keep the Ocean’s legend alive, our female cast is a fantastically wild group. All the better to make it seem unlikely that people »
- Marc Eastman
With director Gary ross (The Hunger Games) at the helm, the ultra cool Ocean’s Eleven is getting a gender bending makeover this Summer with Ocean’s 8 which sees Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempting to pull off the heist of the century at New York’s star-studded Met Gala. Our first look at this new gang of lady thieves has come our way, and as you can see quite a talented cast has been assembled. From left to right, we have Bullock, Cate Blanchett (Lou), Rihanna (Nine Ball), Mindy Kaling (Amita), Awkwafina (Constance), Helena Boham Carter (Rose), Anne Hathaway (Daphne Kluger0m and Sarah Paulson (Tammy). Now, it remains to be seen if Ocean’s 8 can capture the same ultra cool style as the Steven Soderbergh’s originals, but their spirit will be alive and well with a cameo from Matt Damon, presumably reprising his role as Linus Caldwell. Hopefully, »
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Warner Bros. has released a first look image for Gary Ross’ female-led spinoff to Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy, Ocean’s 8 featuring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter; check it out here…
The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when eight women plan and execute a heist in New York. Oscar winner Sandra Bullock stars in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross is directing.
Ross directs from a screenplay he wrote with Olivia Milch (upcoming “Dude”), with Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik producing, Michael Tadross, Susan Ekins, Sandra Bullock, Diana Alvarez and Bruce Berman executive producing, and Milch co-producing. Filming is taking place in and around New York City.
Collaborating with Ross »
- Amie Cranswick
Esteemed British screenwriter and director Steven Knight currently has his hands full with the Tom Hardy-fronted Taboo series, which premiered to relatively strong reviews earlier this month. But Knight is already plotting his next project, and Deadline reports that the writer-director has set sights on Interstellar duo Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway to headline.
It’s called Serenity, a “sexy noir” thriller that sadly doesn’t revolve around a group of interstellar bandits traveling through space in their prized Firefly-class transport ship – sorry, Browncoats. Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and Guy Heeley are attached to produce, and the project is expected to be snapped up at next month’s European Film Market in Berlin.
Plot-wise, little is known about the story that Knight has rustled up, but early morsels suggest that McConaughey will play the part of a “fishing boat captain whose past is about to »
- Michael Briers
Earlier this month, we reported that Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Ocean's 8 has added two more cast members, with Katie Holmes and James Corden coming aboard for unspecified roles. Ever since filming started in early November, we've gotten a few glimpses of the cast from set photos. Today we have the first official image and plot synopsis. This cast portrait features the eight leading women on a subway, with the synopsis confirming their character names for the first time. Take a look at the synopsis below, which also confirms earlier plot rumors.
"Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' first look at Ocean's 8 from one of New York City's most iconic locales: the subway. In Summer 2018, the tide will turn as Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble »
Details surrounding Ocean's Eight have been scarce as of late, but now we finally have some answers about the female-centric Ocean's Eleven spinoff. Not only does the cast look incredibly fierce in the first official still, but we finally know what the movie is about. Get all the tidbits (including the release date) below! Who Is Starring? The cast is so random, it will actually make your head hurt. Sandra Bullock will star as Debbie Ocean (who is rumored to be the sister of George Clooney's Danny Ocean) along with Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, and Cate Blanchett make up the eight-member crew, and there are some exciting cameos from the original cast already in store! Damian Lewis is also rumored to be playing the villain as Debbie's ex-boyfriend. What Is It About? According to an official statement, "the tide will turn as »
- Kelsie Gibson
Warner Bros.’ “Ocean’s 8” doesn’t come out until the summer of 2018, but the studio is already whetting fans’ appetites by releasing the first official image of the all-female cast. The “Ocean’s Eleven” reboot stars Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, Cate Blanchett as Lou, Rihanna as Nine Ball, Mindy Kaling as Amita, Awkwafina as Constance, Helena-Bonham Carter as Rose, Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger and Sarah Paulson as Tammy.
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- Graham Winfrey
If there’s one defining trait that underpins the Ocean’s franchise, it’s a suitably suave cast. More than five decades ago, Lewis Milestone gathered a crack team of well-tailored, fiercely intelligent crooks for an old-school heist movie. That tradition continued through Steven Soderbergh’s 2001 remake, one which birthed a trilogy of crime capers headed up George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon and many more well-tailored, fiercely intelligent crooks.
Now, the buck has been passed on to director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games), who has brought together an enviable lineup for his female-fronted spinoff, Ocean’s Eight. Billed as more of a continuation of the Ocean’s series than a full-scale reboot, we now have our first official look at Sandra Bullock and her fellow criminals riding on the New York City subway. She’ll take point as Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of George Clooney’s Danny Ocean, »
- Michael Briers
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