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13 items from 2015


Safehouse Signs First-Look Deal With Sony, Splits With Weed Road

13 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell’s Safehouse Pictures has signed a two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures and split up with Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road Pictures.

During the Weed Road/Safehouse partnership, which was based at Warner Bros., Harold created and set up a six-film franchise based on the King Arthur legend.

The first film in the franchise, “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur,” will be directed by Guy Ritchie, with Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berger Frisby, Jude Law and Djimon Hounsou starring. Weed Road and Safehouse are producing with Ritchie’s producing partner Lionel Wigram. Harold is set to write the next installment.

Safehouse has hired Matt Schwartz as VP. He was previously VP of film and TV at the Weed Road/Safehouse collaborative.

Hannah Minghella and Michael De Luca, Sony’s co-presidents of production, said in a statement, “We are thrilled that Joby and Tory are making their home at Columbia Pictures. »

- Dave McNary

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The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum Eyed To Direct Sci-Fi Love Story Passengers

27 January 2015 12:59 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Oh what a difference an Oscar nod makes! Just recently, The Imitation Game helmer Morten Tyldum found himself nominated for the Best Director Academy Award. And now, the prestigious honor of simply being on the shortlist appears to have sent his Hollywood stock rising, as Deadline reports that Sony is keen for him to direct Passengers.

Dubbed a sci-fi love story, the project’s been kicking around for a few years now. Penned by Doctor Strange and Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts, it bears a compelling central premise, so it seems surprising this wasn’t already put into production:

Passengers takes place on a spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet and has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger, »

- Gem Seddon

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Giveaway – Win A Copy of Dracula Untold

26 January 2015 5:56 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

One of the most enduring and captivating figures of all time unveils his beginnings in Dracula Untold, a gorgeously realized, never before seen, story of the legendary vampire’s origin story.  Dracula Untold debuts on Digital HD on January 20, 2015 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, including Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™, and On Demand February 3, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures.

For almost a century, the legend of Dracula has mesmerized audiences with the story of a charismatic royal who feasts on the blood of innocents after the sun goes down. Dracula Untold reveals the man behind the myth in the thrilling, action-packed tale of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (Luke EvansThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Fast & Furious 6), who makes a terrifying deal with a supernatural ally that will allow him to save his family and his country – at the cost of his soul. »

- Movie Geeks

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Fifty Shades of Grey’s Infamous ‘Tampon Scene’ Is Officially Not in the Movie

21 January 2015 1:00 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Unsurprisingly, the R-rated Fifty Shades of Grey won't be quite as racy as its source material. Variety reports that the book's infamous "tampon scene" didn't make it to the screen. “It was never even discussed," says director Sam Taylor-Johnson. "The book needed to put you in Ana’s shoes to be a successful experience,” says producer Michael De Luca. "A lot of it was very literal. The movie didn’t need to do that. It’s a completely different medium." Do you remember the tampon scene? “When did you start your period, Anastasia?” he asks out of the blue, gazing down at me. “Err … Yesterday,” I mumble in my highly aroused state. “Good.” He releases me and turns me around. “Hold on to the sink,” he orders and pulls my hips back again, like he did in the playroom, so I’m bending down. He reaches between my legs and »

- Lindsey Weber

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Which Scene Won't Appear in the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie?

21 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Like any movie based on a book, not all details from the original make it into the film adaptation. And such is the case for E L James's Fifty Shades of Grey, out Feb. 13. The most notable moment fans won't see on the silver screen: the infamous tampon scene between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. "It didn't make it into the movie," director Sam Taylor-Johnson told Variety. "It was never even discussed." One of the movie's producers, Michael De Luca, defended the choice to leave out the interaction between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson's characters in which he »

- Dana Rose Falcone, @DanaRoseFalcone

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Which Scene Won't Appear in the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie?

21 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Like any movie based on a book, not all details from the original make it into the film adaptation. And such is the case for E L James's Fifty Shades of Grey, out Feb. 13. The most notable moment fans won't see on the silver screen: the infamous tampon scene between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. "It didn't make it into the movie," director Sam Taylor-Johnson told Variety. "It was never even discussed." One of the movie's producers, Michael De Luca, defended the choice to leave out the interaction between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson's characters in which he »

- Dana Rose Falcone, @DanaRoseFalcone

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The Iconic 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Scene that Didn't Make the Cut

21 January 2015 9:36 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Well, here's one piece of news that's sure to disappoint plenty of die-hard fans of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey.

In a new interview with Variety, director Sam Taylor-Johnson reveals that one of the more infamous sex scenes in the book -- in which Christian Grey pulls a tampon out of Anastasia Steele's body -- is not featured in the final film.

“It didn’t make it into the movie,” Taylor-Johnson says. “It was never even discussed."

Watch: The Second, Even Sexier Trailer for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Not surprisingly given the scene's graphic -- and let's face it, a little gross -- nature, the producers decided it was best of the film didn't go there.

“The book needed to put you in Ana’s shoes to be a successful experience,” producer Michael De Luca tells the outlet. “A lot of it was very literal. The movie didn’t need to do that »

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Fifty Shades Of Grey Cut Out The Book's Most Vulgar Scene, Here's Why

21 January 2015 6:56 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

What do you get when you cross Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and a tampon? An eye-popping scene that didn.t make it into the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, that.s what. With every book-to-movie adaptation there are bound to be a handful of moments that didn.t fit into the script, and the movie based on E.L. James. Bdsm love story decided to forego one of the more graphic scenes of the entire book. In an interview with Variety, Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson said her team never even discussed filming the tampon moment, and producer Michael De Luca shed a bit more light as to the reasoning. The book needed to put you in Ana.s shoes to be a successful experience. A lot of it was very literal. The movie didn.t need to do that. It.s a completely different medium. For those »

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Won’t Include Infamous Tampon Scene

20 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One of the most talked about scenes from E.L. James’ bestseller “Fifty Shades of Grey” — involving Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele and a tampon — won’t be featured in the film version.

“It didn’t make it into the movie,” says director Sam Taylor-Johnson, in an interview with Variety. “It was never even discussed.” The scene is a memorable moment between Christian (played by Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) on the page. Over the summer, MTV asked: “Should ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Include The Book’s Grossest Sex Scene?”

The producers decided if it was best if it didn’t. “The book needed to put you in Ana’s shoes to be a successful experience,” says producer Michael De Luca. “A lot of it was very literal. The movie didn’t need to do that. It’s a completely different medium.”

One of the challenges in bringing “Fifty Shades” to the bigscreen, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Shatters Sales Record for R-Rated Movies at Fandango

16 January 2015 5:59 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The sexy romance “Fifty Shades of Grey” doesn’t open until Valentine’s Day weekend, but it already has movie fans hot and bothered. The much-anticipated adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy bestseller is the fastest-selling R-rated movie in the 15-year history of Fandango, the online ticket broker reported Friday.

In its first week of availability, Universal Pictures’ erotic love story starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan has outstripped sales for R-rated blockbusters “Sex and the City 2,” both of “The Hangover” sequels and “Gone Girl.”

Also Read: Inside Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson’s ’50 Shades of Grey’ Casting: Chemistry Tests »

- Todd Cunningham

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' TV Spot Asks 'Are You Curious?'

13 January 2015 1:36 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the extended TV spot released over the weekend, and the soundtrack details and album cover that debuted today, Universal Pictures has given us yet another TV spot for Fifty Shades of Grey with new scintillating footage. We learn how the relationship between Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) progresses quickly, as Anastasia gets drawn deeper into Christian's exotic world. As if you couldn't already tell that Christian Grey is very well off, we even see this billionaire flying his own jet.

The adaptation is based on E.L. James' blockbuster novel, which, along with the sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, have sold more than 70 million copies worldwide. This footage also gives us a brief look at supporting cast members such as Luke Grimes as Christian's brother Elliot and Rita Ora as his sister Mia. Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, »

- MovieWeb

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New Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer Will Attempt To Make You Swoon

12 January 2015 1:54 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The worldwide popularity of the Fifty Shades Of Grey novel soon prompted the production of a film that’s about to land in cinemas across the globe. For every person who simply adored the book, there’s a fair few who thought it left a lot to be desired (oh, the irony considering its subject matter!) Whichever camp you’re in, there’s no mistaking that the big screen version is destined to be the kind of ‘event’ that will provoke polarized reactions from the public.

This latest teaser for the film debuted during last night’s Golden Globes ceremony, during which the two leading stars also presented an award. The fact that their moment of autocue shenanigans revealed them to possess no chemistry whatsoever is somewhat troublesome/amusing. That old ‘suspend your disbelief’ mantra is difficult to enact when Jamie Dornan (the clean-cut hunk) and Dakota Johnson (the impressionable »

- Gem Seddon

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Whitta Leaves 'Star Wars' Spinoff After Turning In First Draft

12 January 2015 8:53 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Maybe Michael De Luca from Columbia Pictures isn't the only person that thinks Gary Whitta "blows." 

A few weeks after an infamous e-mail was leaked from the Sony Hacking scandal, where the Columbia President of Production said "except Whitta whom I think blows," it looks like the writer and LucasFilm are parting ways. Whitta apparently turned in a first draft of the standalone Star Wars spinoff he wrote for Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), and that was the end of that.

The break-up appears to be amicable, with both sides expressing gratitude for the opportunity, but it stands to reason that if LucasFilm loved what they saw that Whitta wouldn't be going anywhere. They likely responded with a bunch of notes and critiques, or told him they'd be bringing in other writers to rewrite his work, and that was enough for him to walk off.

The After Earth writer may now be »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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