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Kevin Smith will make a cameo in the independent film celebrating his own rags-to-riches Hollywood story. Shooting Clerks is a crowd-sourced biopic of how Smith bankrolled his grainy $27,000 first film with maxed-out credit cards and became the darling of the Sundance Film Festival when Clerks debuted there in 1994. Smith gave the project his blessing when it was announced in February, and the filmmakers announced today that Smith will be part of the film. He'll also provide narration and play a small role as a Canadian reporter named Larkin Eve (an anagram for Real Kevin). The film, directed by Christopher Downie, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Arriving in homes post-Christmas at the end of next month is Kevin Smith's twisted monster movie 'Tusk'. It'll be getting the typically common same day triple release across Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on 30 December with the home entertainment release coming complete with a few special features. One of which includes the original podcast (or SModcast) where the concept of the movie is discussed between director Smith and co-host producing partner Scott Mosier. 'Tusk' stars Justin Long ('Drag Me To Hell'), Michael Parks ('Red State'), Haley Joel Osment ('The Sixth Sense') and Genesis Rodriguez ('Man on a Ledge'). Head below to check out the Blu-ray artwork. »
The story comes from The Guardian, stating that McConaughey will play the antagonist in a film series deemed the “American version of Lord of the Rings”.
Rabid fans across the globe learned in an interview on Kevin Smith’s Hollywood Babble-On podcast last week that The Stand director Josh Boone has plans to adapt Stephen King’s 1978 novel into four parts:
“So I think we are going to do like, four movies. I can’t tell you anything about how we’re going to do them, or what’s going to be in which movie. I’ll just say we are going to do four movies, and we’re going to do The Stand at the highest level you can do it at, with a cast that’s going to blow people’s minds. »
- Jamie Mulvaney
Back in August it was reported Warner Bros. was eyeing Matthew McConaughey to play villain Randall Flagg in their big screen version of Stephen King's The Stand, however director Josh Boone later tweeted he has always wanted McConaughey to play Stu Redman, with Christian Bale as Flagg. Well now The Guardian has learned the actor is currently in talks to play "The Walkin' Dude" in Boone's adaptation of the King novel. Boone recently told Kevin Smith »
- Jesse Giroux
The Paris International Fantastic Film Festival has come to an end, and the big winner of its Oeil d’Or (Golden Eye) for Best Film has been awarded to the American-Italian film Spring, directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Unlike most festivals, the audience is the jury in the feature films categories. Benson later took to Twitter to thank the French audience for its support. The closing ceremony ended with a screening of Kevin Smith’s rather disappointing Tusk, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. Justin Long stars as comedian-turned-podcaster targeted by a sadistic killer who wants to transform him into a walrus. Not even Johnny Depp as the alcoholic ex-cop can save this horror of a film. Pifff is also known for its selection of short films. Some would be interesting to see some as full-length movies. The shorts competition included two selections: international and French, »
- Talia Soghomonian
The Fault in our Stars director Josh Boone confirmed that, yes, it's official: Warner Brothers is allowing him to turn what many consider to be Stephen King's greatest work (it's No. 1 on our list!) — or "The Godfather of post-apocalyptic thrillers" — into not just one film, but four. During an appearance on Kevin Smith's podcast, "Hollywood Babble-On," Boone explained that after turning in an epic script, the studio asked him if he would want to turn it into a franchise. Um, Yes. I said, 'Fuck yes!' I loved my script, and I was willing to drop it in an instant because you’re able to do an even truer version that way. So I think we are going to do like four movies ... I’ll just say we are going to do four movies, and we’re going to do The Stand at the highest level you can do it at, »
- E. Alex Jung
Mick Foley is a former WWE Champion and one of the most recognizable names in wrestling lore. However, he is no stranger to projects outside of the squared circle and has pursued comedy, book writing, TV shows and many other things. Mick is the star in holiday documentary, I Am Santa Claus and recently chatted with BuzzFocus to share all things from being Santa to being beaten down by The Rock.
Thanks Mick for chatting with us today. So the first question is how does I Am Santa Claus stand out against everything else you’ve accomplished on TV and movies.
Mick Foley: Oh man, any documentary is a labor of love and you set out with realistic goals to make a really good movie that you hope people will eventually find. I really enjoyed being a part of it not only on screen, but also behind the scenes helping to shape it. »
- Francois Chang
Those who are naughty are going to get something a lot worse than coal in Krampus, an upcoming horror-comedy film from Michael Dougherty, the writer/director of the cult Halloween film, Trick ’r Treat. The movie will follow a demon from Alpine folklore who snacks on misbehaving children during Christmastime and now the first two actors are set to do battle with the creature.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allison Tolman (FX’s Fargo) and Emjay Anthony (Chef) are set to star in Krampus. They will play a mother and son who must defend their home from the malevolent Krampus, with Anthony in particular having to dig deep in a heroic role.
A Legendary Pictures film, Krampus will be released in theaters by Universal on December 4th, 2015 (it was previously slated for a November 25th, 2015 release). Michael Dougherty will direct off a screenplay he co-wrote with Todd Casey and Zach Shields. »
- Derek Anderson
I don't think I've ever seen a cast list that has ever blown my mind as much as I've occasionally been, "Hmmm, I like that casting, that person should do well in that role." Apparently that's about to change as Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) stopped by Kevin Smith's Smodcast to talk about his upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand" an adaptation he says they are going to break into four movies "with a cast that's going to blow people's minds." Oh dear! As someone that has read King's novel, I can actually understand splitting it up into multiple parts. It would probably be best suited for an eight episode television series such as how HBO treated "True Detective", but they can more-or-less do the same with four, two hour movies. Problem is, that means we're going to be dealing with getting these four movies »
- Brad Brevet
Since the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's epic novel "The Stand" was announced several years ago, there has been a lot of confusion regarding how many films it will take to adapt the 1152-page book.
"The Fault in Our Stars" director Josh Boone has been attached to write and direct for some time so he has been asked the question in various interviews. Up until now he had indicated that the studio was only targeting a one or two-part film adaptation.
However, in a new interview with Kevin Smith's Hollywood Babble-On podcast, he clarified that the actual film count will be higher. In fact, the adaptation will now reportedly span four movies. Here he explains the expansion and how the project is a bit further along than you may expect with some of the cast already in place:
"I really wanted to do an A-list actor, really grounded, »
- Garth Franklin
Back towards the beginning of the year, The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone was tapped as the new director of Warner Bros. Pictures' gestating adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Stand. We'd heard that casting was eyeing Matthew McConaughey for a pivotal role in August, but since then there's been no word on any new names associated with the project. That may be because instead of a single film, the studio has decided they want Boone to make multiple films to properly adapt the novel. Boone revealed the change in plans on Kevin Smith's Hollywood Babble-On podcast, and this will be much bigger than originally thought. Here's what Boone said (via SlashFilm) about his initial version of the film he wanted to make: “I sold them on a single, three hour movie. I went and got [Stephen] King sold on it, everybody’s really excited…I told »
- Ethan Anderton
Warner Bros. has been working on an adaptation to Stephen King's The Stand for a while now and seemed to be making some serious progress when they hired Josh Boone last year to write and direct the feature. Now, however, it's been revealed that the film has turned into a franchise that will span across four movies. Come inside for the latest report and our thoughts on it.
Josh Boone was brought on last year to help bring an adaptation of The Stand to life for Warner Bros. While on Kevin Smith's Babble-On podcast, the writer/director did a lot of talking about the upcoming film, discussing how he got the job, the film's budget, and the fact that now, it's bloomed into a franchise instead of one 3 hour long film:
I really wanted to do an A-list actor, really grounded, credible version of the movie. I sold »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
We’ve known for some time that Josh Boone’s The Stand — Warner Bros.’ long-gestating adaptation Stephen King’s seminal tome — would span more than one film in its transition from novel to screen, but in a recent interview with Kevin Smith on Hollywood Babble-On, the Fault in Our Stars helmer revealed that the adaptation would stretch to no less than four movies.
Here’s what Boone had to say on the matter:
“We’re going to do four,” Boone told Kevin Smith, “and we’re going to do The Stand at the highest level you can do it at, with a cast that’s going to blow people’s minds. We’ve already been talking to lots of people, and have people on board in certain roles that people don’t know about…”
It’s intriguing that Boone has cast key roles at this early stage. Last we heard, »
- Michael Briers
Back in October, Stephen King was talking about director Josh Boone’s vision of The Stand, and how much he liked his take. He also teased that the movie would be told in a very innovative way and that it might end up being more than one film.
Well, Boone, who directed The Fault in Our Stars, confirmed that in an interview with Kevin Smith on his Hollywood Babble-On Podcast. It seems like Warner Bros. is definitely planning something big. While talking about the film and how it all came together, the director revealed that the studio is looking at adapting this book into four films, which is insanely awesome!
I’m surprised WB would do that, especially since they weren’t even willing to give Ron Howard's The Gunslinger adaptation a trilogy of films. But here’s Boone’s explanation of how this epic film project fell into place. »
- Joey Paur
There's confidence, there's hubris, and then there's Warner Bros.' developing big screen adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand." If making the leap from smaller character driven dramas to what was previously described as a three-hour, R-rated movie wasn't enough, "The Fault In Our Stars" director Josh Boone says the plans for the project just got a helluva lot bigger. Stopping by Kevin Smith's Hollywood Babble-On podcast (via Slashfilm), Boone revealed how his single movie version has now morphed into a massively-scaled quartet of films. "I really wanted to do an A-list actor, really grounded, credible version of the movie. I sold them on that and they hired me…I sold them on a single, three hour movie," Boone explained. "I went and got [Stephen] King sold on it, everybody’s really excited…I told the story non-linear and that was the way I was able to compress that »
- Kevin Jagernauth
In an interview with Boone on Kevin Smith's Hollywood Babble-On podcast, the filmmaker described his approach to the originally planned, one-film project, and Warner Bros' suggestion about where to take development.
"They came back and said, 'would you do it as multiple films?' and I said 'F**k yes!' I loved my script, and I was willing to drop it in an instant because you're able to do an even truer version that way," said Boone (via Slash Film).
"So I think we are going to do like, four movies. I can't tell you anything about how we're going to do them, or what's going to be in which movie. I'll just say we are going to do four movies, »
Well, we started the week with reports that Warner Bros was looking to split its new King Arthur project across six movies. This one seems quite economical by standards. We're talking about the new screen adaptation of Stephen King's sizeable tome, The Stand. It's being adapted by Josh Boone, who most recently directed The Fault In Our Stars. And, chatting to Kevin Smith, he's been talking about how to get the 1000 page book into a film.
"They came back and said 'would you do it as multiple films'", he told Smith on the Hollywood Babble-On podcast. And he went on to add that "I'll just say we are going to do four movies, and we're going to do The Stand at the highest level you can do it at, with a cast that's going to blow people's minds. »
Warner Bros. Pictures’ plans to adapt Stephen King’s massive 1978 novel The Stand into a single film are no more. Instead, attached writer/director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) reveals to Kevin Smith’s Hollywood Babble-On Podcast (via /Film) that he’s now looking at adapting the book into four features.
- Ryan Turek
Since 2011, the upcoming feature adaptation of The Stand has been evolving, and like any good viral plague it's resistant to any efforts to try and destroy it. It's already gone through three directors, as well as various format changes. In particular, the question of just how many movies would be made out of the incredibly long Stephen King novel has been one of the greatest sources of debate, as both a multi-film arc and a single, three-hour long film have been mentioned in the run up to production. As of today, it looks like the multi-film approach has worked out, and to the tune of four movies. Kevin Smith's podcast Hollywood Babble-On had current director Josh Boone -- who also directed this summer's smash hit adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars -- on the show, and what he had to say about the long in-gestation adaptation's history was »
Earlier this year it was revealed that Josh Boone will direct the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, in addition to re-writing the script. The fervent Stephen King fan initially said The Stand would be a three-hour movie, but in a recent interview he revealed that he’s collaborating with Warner Bros. to do a four-film adaptation and also discussed the layout of his first script for the scrapped three-hour movie.
Earlier this week, Josh Boone was interviewed by Kevin Smith on episode #000 of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, discussing his experience helming The Fault in Our Stars and the status of Warner Bros.’ The Stand adaptation. Here’s what Boone had to say about his initial script for a three-hour film adaptation of The Stand (via /Film) *Spoiler Warning* The fourth sentence in the paragraph below contains a spoiler for those who haven’t read the book / seen »
- Derek Anderson
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