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10 Most Outlandish Spectre Rumours

23 May 2015 1:58 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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In a year with movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens all being released, it’s easy to forget that this November will see James Bond, 007 return to the big screen in Spectre, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Skyfall.

Daniel Craig will play the iconic Ian Fleming creation for a fourth time, while Sam Mendes is directing. That alone is reason enough to be excited, and it’s going to be very interesting to see how this instalment of the 53 year old franchise matches up to its predecessor.

As with any movie this big or highly anticipated, there are a lot of rumours surrounding Spectre. The “Sony Hack” is responsible for many of them thanks to some leaked emails and even a rough draft of the script, and they all offer up a fascinating insight into the »

- Josh Wilding

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Roger Deakins to shoot 'Blade Runner' sequel

21 May 2015 3:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Denis Villeneuve to direct sci-fi sequel.

Cinematographer Roger Deakins will join director Denis Villeneuve on Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner sequel

Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow (May 22) reteams with Villeneuve.

It marks their third feature collaboration, having previously worked together on Prisoners and Sicario, which is in Competition at Cannes.

Deakins received his latest Oscar nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken.  He was previously nominated for Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo, The Man Who Wasn’t There, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men and True Grit; Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption; Martin Scorsese’s Kundun; Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; Stephen Daldry’s The Reader, which he shared with Chris Menges; and, more recently, Prisoners and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall.

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

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Blade Runner 2 is Going to Look Very Pretty

20 May 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

While we know next to nothing about the plot for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, we do know that at the very least, it's going to look gorgeous, as renowned cinematographer Roger Deakins has joined the team.  Come inside to learn more. 

Blade Runner 2 is moving full steam ahead.  Just a couple months ago it was announced Denis Villenueve had been hired on to direct the sequel, with Harrison Ford set to return, and it looks like they're starting to build up the rest of the necessary behind the scenes crew to get production moving.  Announced at Cannes, Roger Deakins, the cinematographer behind Prisoners, Skyfall, Fargo, and Many others has been hired on as the Dop for the new movie.  Deakins has worked with Villenueve on his last two movies, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.  

The original Blade Runner is still a visually striking movie, and »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Cinematographer Roger Deakins Shooting Blade Runner 2

20 May 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As if we weren’t already excited enough about Blade Runner 2, today brings word that cinematographer Roger Deakins has signed on to shoot the long-awaited sci-fi sequel, reteaming with director Denis Villeneuve after two extremely fruitful collaborations on Prisoners and Sicario.

The 12-time Oscar-nominated lenser is without a doubt the best in the business. Over the years, he’s teamed with everyone from Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) to Stephen Daldry (The Reader). A frequent collaborator of the Coen Brothers and Sam Mendes, Deakins has excelled in every genre he’s ever attempted, never failing to create atmospheric, fully realized worlds for filmmakers to explore.

He’s certainly not best known for futuristic dystopias, having shot just two films – In Time and Nineteen Eighty-Four – that can be considered sci-fi, but it’s going to be absolutely thrilling to see how Deakins recreates the world of Blade Runner (previously lensed by »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Michael Shannon Joins Noomi Rapace In The Price

17 May 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Cargo Entertainment announced today that Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Take Shelter, Revolutionary Road) and Matthias Schweighöfer (Valkyrie) have been added to the cast of writer-director Siofra Campbell’s thriller The Price.

Shannon and Schweighöfer join Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus), who plays the frantic mother of a kidnapped child who realizes that her ex-partner, played by Shannon, is the instigator and must deal with the fall-out when he is double-crossed.

Under the recently announced partnership between Marina Grasic’s Cargo Entertainment and Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International, Steinbauer, in her new role as Cargo’s President of Distribution, is handling foreign sales on the project at the ongoing Cannes Film Market.

Cargo represents worldwide rights to the film.

“I’m thrilled that Michael and Matthias have come on board to join Noomi on this remarkable film. Siofra has written a mind-blowing edge »

- Michelle McCue

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John Ostrander’s Writing Class: Our Characters, Our Selves

17 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I’ve had a chance recently to catch some, not all, of Showtime’s series, Penny Dreadful, and I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit. It takes the same concept of Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (combine genre characters from the Victorian Age into a single story) and uses it with mostly horror and supernatural characters and elements, again in Victorian London.

The “real” penny dreadfuls were the pulp fiction of their day, precursors to the pulp magazines and also comics. The TV series was created by John Logan (who, among other things, wrote Skyfall and will be writing the next two James Bond films as well) and is the co-executive producer along with James Bond director Sam Mendes (he also directed The Road to Perdition).

There are also other Bond connections, including Timothy Dalton as the African explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, who is the father of Mina Murray, »

- John Ostrander

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Corporate Greed Is Bad for Your Health and for the Health of Democracy

13 May 2015 6:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Insider' movie: Al Pacino and Russell Crowe 'The Insider' movie: 1999 exposé of CBS news show barks, but doesn't bite Michael Mann's 1999 movie The Insider quote exchange: "It's old news. ... We'll be ok," says Don Hewitt (Philip Baker Hall), the creator of the CBS news show 60 Minutes. "These things have a half-life of 15 minutes." "No, that's fame," replies 60 Minutes anchor Mike Wallace (Christopher Plummer). "Fame has a 15-minute half-life. Infamy lasts a little longer." The infamous "things" referred to by Hewitt and Wallace are the series of scandals that erupted in early 1996, when it was revealed that CBS had refused to air an interview with a tobacco company whistleblower because the network feared the (financial) consequences. What Freedom of the Press? Based on Marie Brenner's Vanity Fair article about the events that led up to that embarrassing – and disturbing – incident, The Insider tells the story of scientist Jeffrey Wigand »

- Andre Soares

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Time Machine: Bening Smiles Radiantly Though a Four-Time Oscar Loser

12 May 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Annette Bening and Warren Beatty on the Oscars' Red Carpet Best Actress nominee Annette Bening and husband Warren Beatty Smiling radiantly, Best Actress Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and husband Warren Beatty are seen above as they arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre, located in the world-renowned (but locally not all that prestigious) Los Angeles suburb of Hollywood. Annette Bening was in the running for her performance as a lesbian companion/wife to Julianne Moore and mother/adoptive mother of Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson in Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Bening lost the Best Actress Oscar to Natalie Portman for her mentally unbalanced ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. See also: Pregnant Natalie Portman on the Oscars' Red Carpet. Annette Bening: Four Oscar nominations The Kids Are All Right was Annette Bening's fourth Academy Award nomination. »

- D. Zhea

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Everything we know about Spectre including spoilers, trailers and the latest rumours

12 May 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spectre trailer embraces Bond movies past: Who's lurking in the shadows?

Daniel Craig will make his 007 comeback later this year with the release of Spectre, a continuation of the story started in Sam Mendes's Skyfall. Craig has re-energised the Bond franchise since his debut in 2006's Casino Royale, and all signs point towards Spectre being another worthy addition to the series.

Digital Spy runs down everything you need to know about Spectre ahead of its cinema debut on October 23.

A threat from James Bond's past will return

It's all in the title. Crime syndicate Spectre (Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion), headed up by Ernst Stavro Blofeld, regularly attempted world domination in Sean Connery's '60s outings, but they've been absent for decades due to an ongoing legal dispute with Thunderball co-creator Kevin McClory.

McClory passed away in 2006 and his Bond rights were eventually regained by Eon/MGM, »

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Christoph Waltz to Direct and Star in The Worst Marriage In Georgetown

6 May 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Christoph Waltz will direct and star in The Worst Marriage in Georgetown, marking the Academy Award-winning actor's feature directorial debut. Per Variety, David Auburn's (Proof) script is based on a New York Times Magazine article by Franklin Foer about Albrect Muth (Waltz), "an eccentric social climber who seduced and married a wealthy older widow, Viola Drath." Muth falsified his background and became a prominent social figure in the upper echelons of Washington, D.C.. The couple hosted opulent parties and events in their home, which were attended by D.C.'s political elite. When Drath was found dead, Muth's lies were uncovered and he was put on trial for the murder of his wife. Production will begin on October 15, 2015 with Voltage Pictures on board to fully finance and produce the picture. In addition to directing and acting, Waltz will produce alongside Erica Steinberg (Inglorious Basterds) and Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier. »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Christoph Waltz To Make Directorial Debut With 'The Worst Marriage In Georgetown'

6 May 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Logging time with Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Roman Polanski, and currently Sam Mendes, Christoph Waltz has certainly been guided by filmmakers with distinctive voices and visions. It's good schooling as the actor now ventures behind the camera for his first stab at moviemaking. Screen Daily reports that Waltz will direct and star in "The Worst Marriage In Georgetown." Based on the New York Magazine article (read it here) by Franklin Foer, and adapted by David Auburn ("Proof," "The Lake House"), the story follows the social climbing Albrect Muth, who ran in some of the most elite circles of American power and influence, but soon ran into trouble when his wealthy wife was found murdered. It's a meaty role that's well suited for Waltz's more flamboyant tendencies, but directing a movie is hard. And directing yourself is even harder. Read More: Christph Waltz May Play The Villain Role In »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Spectre's Fast and Furious Movie Cars

5 May 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

As usual, the latest James Bond movie features fast, exotic cars and with that comes a chase in the new movie Spectre. In the latest 007 vlog from the Spectre set, Dave Bautista, the Bond villain, director Sam Mendes  and the car specialists give the viewer a behind the scenes look at the Aston Martin DB10 and the Jaguar C-X75 in a car chase around Rome.

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- info@cinemovie.tv (Super User)

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New look at Dave Bautista’s Mr. Hinx from Spectre

1 May 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following yesterday’s supercar video featurette, a new behind-the-scenes image from Spectre has arrived online, showcasing Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as the henchman Mr. Hinx…

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.

Spectre is set for release in the UK on October 23rd in the UK and November 6th in the States. The film sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, alongside franchise newcomers Andrew Scott (Pride) as Denbigh, Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour) as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Mr. »

- Gary Collinson

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Spectre: 5 Big Clues From The New Featurette

1 May 2015 8:26 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The new Spectre featurette is one sure to set fans’ hearts racing. Detailing (one of) the movie’s car chases, it has the hallmarks of a classic Bond action sequence: high speeds, an iconic location, and a pair of absolutely outrageous vehicles.

Oh yeah, this is one for car buffs as well as Bond fans. Specially designed for the movie itself, Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 and Mr Hinx’s Jaguar C-X75 bring a new level of sleekness and power to the franchise, hurtling around the streets of Rome in a thrilling cat-and-mouse pursuit.

Although there’s no sign of Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista appears to share a few words after his hotly-anticipated casting as the primary henchman. Director Sam Mendes doesn’t give much away in the video beyond the location of the chase, the exclusive nature of the cars, and the general excitement of the scene. »

- Jack G King

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Latest Spectre Bts video blog teases Rome car chase between Bond & Mr. Hinx

1 May 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

A new Spectre video blog has been released, and this one has the cast and crew (including director Sam Mendes and star Dave Bautista) sharing a few details on a car chase in Rome between Daniel Craig's James Bond and Mr. Hinx (Bautista). Bond is behind the wheel of an Aston Martin DB10, with Hinx in hot pursuit in a Jaguar C-X75. There's some great shots of both vehicles zooming through the empty streets of Rome, and I couldn't help but chuckle at Bautista's »

- Jesse Giroux

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Mr. Hinx Chases James Bond in New 007 Spectre Video And Images

30 April 2015 3:33 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sony Pictures has released a new video and photos from the set of Sam MendesSpectre focusing on a car chase in Rome between James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 and the Jaguar C-X75 driven by Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista).

In Spectre, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization.

While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.

The cast features Daniel CraigChristoph WaltzLéa SeydouxNaomie HarrisBen WhishawDavid Bautista, with Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes as “M”.

Spectre is produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

Spectre, the twenty-fourth installment in the James Bond franchise, will be released in IMAX theatres globally on November 6, 2015.

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- Michelle McCue

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New 'Spectre' Video Blog Reveals Fast Cars & the New Bond Henchman

30 April 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I have immersed myself in James Bond lately, taking the time recently to begin diving into Ian Fleming's original novels for the first time (I'll be finishing "Casino Royale" later today) and also purchasing the "Bond 50" Blu-ray set. The goal is what will be nearly six months of features surrounding the Bond franchise leading up to the Nov. 6 global release of Spectre, the 24th Bond film in the franchise. To say I'm excited about it would be an understatement and I'm growing increasingly excited reading Fleming's origin of the character, particularly because I'm learning just how well Martin Campbell handled Casino Royale, though I'm equally anxious to return to that movie as well, but I digress... Today we have a few new pictures and a new video blog for the upcoming Spectre, this one coming from the set of the new film focusing on a car chase through the »

- Brad Brevet

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See the supercars of Spectre in latest featurette

30 April 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Filming on the latest instalment of the James Bond franchise is still taking place, and so to whet our apetities for the hotly-anticipated follow-up to Skyfall a new featurette has been released which focusses on the supercars of Spectre

Spectre is set for release in the UK on October 23rd in the UK and November 6th in the States. The film sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, alongside franchise newcomers Andrew Scott (Pride) as Denbigh, Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour) as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) as Lucia Sciarra, Stephanie Sigman (The Bridge) as Estrella and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) as Oberhauser.

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- Thomas Roach

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Behind the scenes of Spectre with Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, and more!

30 April 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Director Sam Mendes and the guys behind the next James Bond installment, Spectre, are taking advantage of the cold winter months by shooting in the mountains of Austria.

Daniel Craig – Mr. Bond himself – joined director Sam Mendes on set, and the cast and crew were kind enough to give fans an inside look behind Spectre. In the two below vlogs, Craig and Mendes are joined by 007’s new castmates, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour).

Naomi Harris, our Moneypenny as per Skyfall’s last reveal, makes a brief appearance as well. Ralph Fiennes – best known for Harry Potter or Schindler’s List, depending on your age – returns as M, taking over the reigns on MI6 from Judi DenchBen Whishaw, clad in a toque, parka, and stripped socks, also continues with his affable nerdy/hipster “thang” as our generation’s perfect Q. »

- Sasha James

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'Spectre' Vlog Teases Rome Car Chase Between James Bond and Mr. Hinx

30 April 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

One thing we've learned from the movies is you can tell a lot about your hero or villain from their choice of cars and how they drive. Thus, you can bet there's a lot more riding on the nighttime Rome car chase between James Bond's silver Aston Martin DB10 and Mr. Hinx's orange Jaguar C-X75 than the need for speed. But for now we can only speculate that there's something more under the hood in terms of Bondian wit and wiles because all we get is a brief introduction to the two new super sports cars in the latest "Spectre" vlog featuring Sam Mendes, Dave Bautista (Hinx), Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould, Stunt Coordinator Gary Powell and Action Vehicles Technical Coordinator Neil Layton. "I love the idea of this fantastic car being in a one-on-one battle with another incredible car from Jaguar, which is similarly extraordinary actually," said Mendes. "So »

- Bill Desowitz

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