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As Luc Besson's latest actioner "Lucy" shows us the potential of an unlocked human brain, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pitching the "science" side of filmmaking. They've enlisted Hollywood brainiacs Walter Murch, Darren Aronofsky, and Jon Favreau to dig into “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception,” a panel that mixes presentations and interacts with the audience in order to provide "a fascinating look at how experiments in neuroscience can advance our understanding of cinema, and how cinema can advance our understanding of the human brain.” How, exactly, this panel will illustrate this is a mystery to be solved. They'll be helped by scientists with more degrees than you or I can shake our measly Bachelor’s at who will examine the brain's reactions to various filmic elements such as editing, sound, cinematography and screenwriting. Furthermore, host Tim J. Smith “specializes in the study of visual. »
- Nick Newman
Darren Aronofsky, the Academy Award-winning director behind Requiem for a Dream (2000) and Black Swan (2010), takes the helm of this epic re-telling of the biblical tale, Noah (2014). Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars in the film inspired by the epic story of courage, sacrifice and hope. In addition, the supporting cast features such talents as Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman and Ray Winstone. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Aronofsky's bold take on a familiar tale, we have Five Blu-ray copies of Noah to give away. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
After experiencing visions of an apocalyptic deluge, Noah (Russell Crowe) takes extreme, ark-building measures to protect his family from the coming flood. However, his survival strategy could come to naught if his nemesis Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone) gets his way. Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky pulls out all the stops - from the barking to the brilliant - to offer up a genuine spectacle of biblical proportions. »
Darren Aronofsky tackles the Biblical epic Noah with the aid of visual effects and stars Russell Crowe, Ray Winstone, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins. Noah makes its Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD debut on July 29 and we've teamed up with Paramount Home Entertainment to hook up four readers with some great Noah prizing in this giveaway.
One grand prize winner will take home a Noah Blu-ray prize pack that includes the film on Blu-ray combo as well as a pen, notebook, umbrella, and a candle. In addition, three runner-ups will each win the Noah Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo.
To enter this Noah contest, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open. You must be a resident of the U. »
Finn Wittrock Joins 'Freak Show' Cast
Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of Freak Show!
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 24, 2014
Aside from American Horror Story and A Normal Heart, Wittrock is best known for his arc on Showtime's Masters of Sex and appearing in 2014 flicks Winter’s Tale and Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Later this year, Wittrock will be seen in Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut about Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini, »
We enjoyed Noah when it arrived earlier this year, and that’s why we’re happy to continue supporting the film here at We Got This Covered by exclusively debuting a new mobile game developed for Paramount Home Media Distribution. Titled Noah: Ark Builder, its release on the iTunes Store today ties in with the current digital availability and upcoming Blu-ray release of Noah on July 29th.
From the looks of the below images, which We Got This Covered is happy to be exclusively providing for our readers, this game is a fun puzzler in the vein of Bejeweled and other tile games. The objective of the Ark Builder app is to progress through multiple levels, gaining the tools and materials needed to construct an ark like the one Noah rode to safety with his family in the Darren Aronofsky-directed film.
In addition to the Bejeweled-esque tile-matching setup, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The first few pages of Frank Miller's script for the shelved Batman: Year One have a disturbed Bruce Wayne waking up from chronic nightmares, some nameless prostitutes being slapped around by their pimp, and Jim Gordon putting a gun in his mouth.
You can see why Warner Bros didn't ultimately go for the project, which was to be helmed by Darren Aronofsky and would have rewritten the Bat mythology even more radically than Miller already had in his comic book arc of the same name.
"Our take was to infuse the Batman franchise with a dose of reality," Aronofsky has said, citing The French Connection and Taxi Driver among his influences. "We tried to ask that eternal question, 'What does it take for a real man to put on tights and fight crime?'" It's an approach not far from the one ultimately taken by Christopher Nolan in Batman Begins, »
Noah is a stunning piece of filmmaking. Of course, that's to be expected when it comes to a movie about the construction of a giant ark intended to survive an apocalyptic flood, but Darren Aronofsky pushes his movie far beyond your standard biblical epic and turns it into a transcendent, engrossing spectacle. Seriously, there are just some downright gobsmacking visuals in this movie, with many of them coming before the big flood even happens. Noah is currently available on Digital HD and will hit Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on July 29. And on that Blu-ray you'll find a number of special features that dive into the making of the movie, including this snippet below that shows off some of the stunt work that yanked Russell Crowe and Ray Winstone around a very real, very large set...
- Peter Hall
Darren Aronofsky is interested in directing a sci-fi film project called Moonfall. The script was written by David Weil, and apparently it's hot shit in Hollywood right now. According to The Wrap there is a ton of buzz surrounding the script.
The story is described as a "Fargo-like thriller that is set on the moon." It's also said to feature a "unique angle rather than the typical point of entry to a sci-fi story set in outer space."
Aronofsky isn't the only filmmaker looking at developing the project. There are multiple studios and high-profile talent who also want to get their hands on it. Apparently Aronofsky has the upper hand at this point as he's already had "exploratory talks" regarding the material.
I wish we had more story details, but it sounds like the film has promise. »
- Joey Paur
In a preemptive deal with progress-to-production elements, Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder's new company Addictive Pictures has optioned Matthew Kennedy's feature spec “A Man Called Death,” TheWrap has learned. The script features a “Misery”-esque setup that evolves into a “Usual Suspects”-type non-linear storyline. Ackerman and Schoenfelder are former executives who previously worked with Guillermo del Toro and Scott Rudin, respectively. They have a first-look deal with Bloom, which is led by billionaire film financier Ken Kao. Also read: ‘Moonfall’ Spec Heating Up as Darren Aronofsky Considers Sci-Fi Project (Exclusive) Addictive landed the project over several financiers by pitching Kennedy a packaging strategy, »
- Jeff Sneider
David Weil is a young man on the cusp of very big things. As an actor he has delivered small roles in the TV show The Young And The Restless, and in little-known movies such as 5 Hour Friends. But the very big things that are about to happen revolve around screenplays he has written – most notably Moonfall, which is apparently being sized up by Academy Award nominated director and producer, Darren Aronofsky.
It seems that Moonfall may have developed quite a following of interested parties, as it has been doing the rounds of Hollywood studios. Weil has been a fixture on many radar screens since his script Half Heard In The Stillness was included in the 2013 Black List. That script featured a story in which a young man finds himself being rescued from the basement of a child predator, where he has been held for ten years. Apparently, Half Heard »
- Sarah Myles
Climb aboard the Ark for the complete experience with our exclusive Noah infographic and two behind-the-scenes featurettes. Director Darren Aronofsky's acclaimed biblical thriller is heading to Blu-ray (clickHere) on July 29 and is currently available on iTunes (clickHere). We celebrate with a look at how the Ark was made, what its capable of, and exactly how many animals it can store. We also get to see how the animals were created in a Efx clip, and then check out the set itself.
"One of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film" (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times), the thrilling story of courage, sacrifice and hope, Noah debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD July 29, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD July 15th. Visionary director Darren Aronofsky's (Black Swan) "action spectacular" (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal) is being »
Darren Aronofsky dipped his toe into sci-fi with the future scenes from his The Fountain, but he might be diving head first into the genre for his follow-up to Noah. The Wrap is reporting the director is interested in a spec-script from David Weil called Moonfall. Weils wrote the 2013 Black List script Half Heard In The Stillness, and his Moonfall is being described as a Fargo-esque thriller set on the moon. However, Darren Aronofsky isn't the only one who is impressed with David »
- Jesse Giroux
Joss Whedon spoke about Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is still filming in London, firstly discussing Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson's characters Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, saying: "They're on Team Ultron, which makes things really hard for the Avengers because all of sudden they're dealing with powers that they're not used to... With the first Avengers, everybody pretty much had the power of being able to punch somebody, and now we have a woman who can get inside your head and move objects, and a boy that can move faster than anything, and a robot Ultron who can self-replicate and is out of his mind. So all of sudden, it's a darker, weirder, tougher world that they're living in." Taylor-Johnson chimed in adding, "There's a lot of clashing. He's quick tempered. He gets agitated. He's impatient. But he's super protective... They're very yin-and-yang in that twin sense. In his power, »
- Brad Brevet
Darren Aronofsky is reportedly interested in David Weil's sci-fi spec script “Moonfall” which has been shopped around this week. The story is described as a "Fargo"-like thriller set on the moon, giving the project a unique angle rather than the typical sci-fi story.
Aronofsky is one of several high-profile talents who has read and liked Weil's script. He's said to have had exploratory talks regarding the material, but has yet to commit to the project and is not officially attached to produce let alone direct.
Weil's "Half Heard in the Stillness" was voted to the 2013 Black List of Hollywood's most liked un-produced screenplays. That film deals with a young man dealing with reassimillating into the world following a decade of captivity in the basement of the child predator who abducted him. The recent disappearance of another local boy ties back into his case.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
David Weil wrote a science fiction spec script titled Moonfall which has attracted a lot of interest around Hollywood this week. The Wrap is reporting that “several top filmmakers including producer Darren Aronofsky” are interested in making Moonfall, which has been described as a Fargo-like thriller set on the moon. The moon and a Fargo-like thriller? I’m […]
The post Hollywood Interested In Making ‘Moonfall’, Fargo-Like Thriller Set on the Moon [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
So, having crossed make-an-ambitious-Biblical-movie-with-major-studio-money off his bucket list, what will Darren Aronofsky do next? Well, over at HBO he's adapting Margaret Atwood's "MaddAddam," which he might helm as well, but it appears he's still keeping his eye on possible feature gigs. The Wrap reports that Aronofsky and "several top filmmakers" are taking a look David Weil's spec script "Moonfall." It's apparently a sci-fi flick set on the moon with shades of "Fargo" (wut?), but the screenwriter has been a name attracting Hollywood attention for a while now thanks to his "Half Heard in the Stillness” landing on the Black List in 2013. That said, Aronofsky has only had "exploratory" talks which means, it's way, way early in the game and it's as likely he won't do it as he will. Still, the possibility of Aronofsky doing sci-fi is pretty intriguing, but original sci-fi isn't exactly the kind of stuff Hollywood. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
David Weil's sci-fi spec script “Moonfall” has Hollywood buzzing this week, having piqued the interest of several top filmmakers including producer Darren Aronofsky, multiple individuals familiar with the situation have told TheWrap. Represented by CAA and Unified Management, Weil (pictured left) is an up-and-coming writer whose script, “Half Heard in the Stillness,” was voted to the 2013 Black List of Hollywood's most liked unproduced screenplays. “Moonfall” is described as a “Fargo”-like thriller set on the moon. Also read: ‘Noah’ Reviews: Is Darren Aronofsky's Biblical Vision Divine or Dumb? Aronofsky's has a first-look deal at New Regency, though the »
- Jeff Sneider
Every so often, a spec script will get filmmakers buzzing around it, agents jostling to get their clients involved and studios looking at it like hungry dogs. Right now, according to The Wrap, one of the hottest scripts is David Weil’s sci-fi Moonfall, with Darren Aronofsky seriously considering it.He’s just the only one, with others reportedly eagerly reading and pitching to make it. The project doesn’t yet have a studio home, but given the interest it has already generated, that’s hopefully only a matter of time.But despite half of Hollywood claiming to have read the thing, few details have emerged about the actual story, besides the fact that it is apparently an original angle on space colonisation and is described as a Fargo-style thriller on the lunar surface. The moon continues to be a tantalising prospect for studios, though most of the projects around »
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception,” a two-night event on Tuesday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
Actor-director Jon Favreau (“Iron Man 2), Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”), and neuroscientist and screenwriter Ari Handel (“Noah”) will be joined by esteemed cognitive scientists from around the world for a program exploring how experiments in cinematic perception have advanced our understanding of the human brain. Both evenings will be hosted by Dr. Tim J. Smith, a senior lecturer and leading researcher on visual cognition at Birkbeck, University of London.
Filmmakers, cognitive scientists and other special guests will come together for a unique two-night exploration into the science of how movies move us, discussing how filmmaking has evolved to carefully shape the mental and physical responses of audiences.
- Michelle McCue
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