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One of the most fascinating and bizarre thrillers of the fall, Nightcrawler, continues to pique our interests with its very strange, off-kilter trailers. The teaser, which featured a lot of Jake Gyllenhaal addressing the camera, emphasized the film’s dark comedy. A more recent trailer highlighted its disorienting psychological themes. Now, we have the newest preview for the film, which reveals more about the crime elements of the story. Nevertheless, the different types of marketing are probably suitable for a movie about a man with a very offbeat personality.
Jake Gyllenhaal has been on a roll in the last two years, with acclaimed turns in End of Watch and Prisoners. His role in Denis Villeneuve’s duality drama Enemy was the finest of his career and signalled the arrival of more daring performances from the Oscar-nominated actor. Nightcrawler, which premieres at Tiff (like Prisoners and Enemy did last year), is »
- Jordan Adler
Universal Pictures has set a 2015 date for horror comedy Krampus, the Christmas-set flick to be directed by Trick ‘R Treat‘s Michael Dougherty. The yuletide frightener co-written by Dougherty, Todd Casey and Zach Shields is based on the ancient legend of a pagan demon who punishes wicked children – a really bad Santa. Producers are Legendary’s Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia. Krampus will hit theaters Wednesday, November 25, 2015 just in time to go up against Disney’s The Good Dinosaur, Fox’s The Martian, and WB’s Midnight Special for the Thanksgiving crowd.
Universal and Legendary have additionally set an August 12, 2016 date for the 3D thriller Spectral, about an elite Special Ops team on the trail of a phantom threat that can’t be explained. Nic Mathieu is directing James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini and Bruce Greenwood in the pic scripted by Ian Fried, George Nolfi and John Gatins. »
- The Deadline Team
The good news is that now that all the singing and the farting around is done in Hobbiton and the story has kicked in good and proper, the majority of this second in Peter Jackson’s portrayal of a slim Tolkien story overblown to epic proportions is mostly action with a minimum of plot. It’s still got various story beats it has to hit of course and is very much a middle chapter, but this has a momentum which was really missing from An Unexpected Journey.
In this second Hobbit film you can start to see the stuff that was added in to pad out the two films into a trilogy with characters who do not appear in the books introduced and a weird elf/dwarf romance along with a more angsty and badass Legolas, strangely enough it doesn’t feel out-of-place. Once »
- Chris Holt
Jake Gyllenhaal is front and centre in the anticipated thriller, and after recently seeing a preview video of Gyllenhaal in character, the first official trailer and poster have landed online.
Nightcrawler is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Fresh from the viral teaser that was released online over the last weekend, the first poster and teaser trailer for Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Enemy, Prisoners) have been released online, and we’ve got them right here…
Nightcrawler is the directorial debut of Dan Gilroy, the brother Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy), who has been in amongst Hollywood for many years, most famously contributing to the abandoned Superman movie, Superman Lives, which was famously to star Nicholas Cage (Joe).
The movie is a thriller set in the underground world of crime reporting in Los Angeles. Below is also the official synopsis.
Nightcrawler is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, »
- Scott Davis
The film follows Gyllenhaal, who prowls the streets of Los Angeles as a driven man who discovers the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles.
“I believe good things come to those who work their asses off,” his character says in the trailer. “If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy a ticket.”
Dan Gilroy wrote and directed the pic. Gyllenhaal also produced along with Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Bold Films’ chairman Michel Litvak and David Lancaster. Bold Films financed and its CEO Gary Michael Walters exec produced with Betsy Danbury.
“Nightcrawler” was shot in Los Angeles and was allocated a $2.3 million tax credit from the state of California.
The film will screen at the Toronto Film »
- Dave McNary
Open Road Films, like most studios or producers, are wasting no time. After yesterday’s Toronto International Film Festival announcement, the trailers and press materials for each film have come pouring in fast and furious. And so that means, the first trailer for “Nightcrawler” has arrived starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The movie is the directorial debut of Dan Gilroy, the brother Tony Gilroy and co-writer “The Bourne Legacy,” but a screenwriter and producer who’s had a long and rich career in Hollywood for more than two decades (he co-wrote the Dennis Hopper-directed comedy “Chasers,” the 1992 thriller “Freejack” and Gilroy was also one of the many writers to contribute to unmade Superman film “Superman Lives.” The movie is a thriller set in the underground world of crime reporting in Los Angeles. A viral teaser with a gaunt and unemployed Gyllenhaal surfaced over the weekend. Here’s the official synopsis. Synopsis: »
- Edward Davis
After co-writing the franchise-reboot The Bourne Legacy to great success, Dan Gilroy decided to take a leaf out of his brother Tony’s book and turn to directing, making Nightcrawler his next priority.
Jake Gyllenhaal came on board early last year, and it wasn’t long before the independent thriller kicked off production.
Continuing in the indie vein, Open Road has taken to Craiglist to launch the first teaser preview of the film, which stars Gyllenhaal as a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal world of La freelance crime journalism.
The ad describes him as a hard worker seeking employment:
My name is Louis Bloom. I’m looking for full-time employment. No job too big or too small. I have my own car and phone. Persistent, punctual, polite and hardworking. Will work nights.
Please take a look at my video resume
- Kenji Lloyd
It can be hard out there in the job market nowadays. Maybe you need something to help you stand out to potential employers. Why not a video résumé? That's what Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), the protagonist of the upcoming indie drama Nightcrawler is trying in the odd bit of viral marketing above. Tipped by The Playlist, Nightcrawler's trailer is angling to be a sly bit of advertisement. The name of the movie it's from is never presented, not in the title, Youtube user name or the video itself. The title is "Hard Worker Seeking Employment." The user name is that of the character, Louis Bloom. And the caption below the video reads only "My video resume." So, did it work? Nightcrawler marks the directorial debut of Dan Gilroy, co-writer of Tarsem Singh's The Fall and Tony Gilroy's The Bourne Legacy. The screenplay is Dan Gilroy's own, »
You may remember earlier this year seeing a rather rail-thin Jake Gyllenhaal at red carpets and other public appearances. You may also remember reports that the actor had gone to the hospital because he had badly cut his hand with glass after punching a mirror. No, this wasn’t the sign of Hollywood excess or a troubled actor in a downward spiral— it was all for a role in a new movie. Titled “Nightcrawler,” the crime thriller is the directorial debut of screenwriter Dan Gilroy, the writer of “Freejack” and “Chasers,” the co-writer of "The Bourne Legacy" and brother of Tony Gilroy (the screenwriter behind the ‘Bourne’ series, “Michael Clayton” among many others). “Nightcrawler” is about an out of work man (Gyllenhaal) who man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism. A new viral clip has emerged and it hints at the desperation in unemployment that »
- Edward Davis
Dan Gilroy, writer of The Bourne Legacy and Real Steel as well as brother to Tony Gilroy, is making his directorial debut with Nightcrawler, a crime drama, which he also wrote, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a driven young man who finds a home in the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. Gyllenhaal reportedly lost 20 pounds for the role. In an interesting marketing move, Open Road Films has gone and opened a YouTube account under Gyllenhaal's character's name, Louis Bloom, as well as submit a "job wanted" listing on Craigslist, all pointing to the first viral trailer for the film that would appear to at least feature some footage from the film, but it's unclear just how much may be from the film and how much was shot specifically for this trailer. It's widely expected Nightcrawler will make an appearance at at least one, if not several of »
- Brad Brevet
Earlier today, a report surfaced that Matt Damon, who played Jason Bourne in Universal Pictures' action trilogy The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, will reprise his popular role in the studio's sequel to The Bourne Legacy. Producer Frank Marshall has now debunked that report, stating that the decision to move the sequel from August 2015 to July 2016 was not because Matt Damon is coming back, but because the script is still not ready yet. Here's what the producer had to say in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, confirming that the story centers on Aaron Cross, played by Jeremy Renner in 2012's The Bourne Legacy.
"It's simply not true. [Director] Justin Lin is working with Andrew Baldwin on an Aaron Cross script/story that they pitched us a few months ago. I talk to Justin all the time and the script is not ready. It's a summer movie, »
Earlier this week, Universal Pictures announced that its sequel to 2012's action-thriller The Bourne Legacy has been shifted from a August 14, 2015 release to July 15, 2016, reportedly to make room for the studio's biopic Straight Outta Compton which took the August 14, 2015 slot. An unconfirmed report from Latino-Review claims the real reason for the delay is that Matt Damon has finally agreed to reprise his role as Jason Bourne.
It isn't clear how director Justin Lin managed to convince Matt Damon to come back, especially since the actor has repeatedly stated in the past that he will only return to the franchise if The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass is back at the helm. The actor did reveal last month that he is open to returning, if he and Paul Greengrass can find a story they like, even suggesting that fans submit their own stories to Universal Pictures.
Universal Pictures has shifted its Untitled Jason Bourne Sequel, a follow-up to 2012's The Bourne Legacy, from August 14, 2015 to July 15, 2016. The action sequel will go up against 20th Century Fox's Ice Age 5. The studio handed out the original August 14, 2015 release date back in December, although it isn't known why the push to 2016 was made
Jeremy Renner is reprising his Aaron Cross role from The Bourne Legacy, although no other cast members have been announced yet. Justin Lin is directing, with Andrew Baldwin coming aboard last month to rewrite the original script by Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes).
The Bourne Legacy earned $276.1 million worldwide during its 2012 theatrical run, from a $125 million production budget.
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Audiences will have to wait a little longer than expected to get their next dose of meds and Aaron Cross.
Universal Pictures announced Wednesday that the fifth installment of the Bourne series has been pushed to a July 15, 2016 release — 11 months after its original August 2015 release date. Instead, the studio will release Straight Outta Compton on Aug. 14, 2015. The biopic recounts the rise and fall of the hip-hop group N.W.A. It stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube (Jackson’s real-life father), Dr. Dre, and Eazy-e.
Justin Lin, best known for reviving the Fast & Furious franchise, »
- Lindsey Bahr
Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Nightcrawlers, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo and written and directed by Dan Gilroy (previous writing credits include Real Steel, The Fall, The Bourne Legacy) in his directorial debut. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films and Gary Michael Walters, CEO of Bold Films.
Nightcrawlers tells the story of a driven young man (Jake Gyllenhaal) who finds a home in the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. Along with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed also star in the film.
Producers are Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bold Films' Chairman Michel Litvak and David Lancaster. The film was financed by Bold Films, with Gary Michael Walters and Betsy Danbury serving as executive producers.
Said Tom Ortenberg,
"We are thrilled to re-team with Jake Gyllenhaal, with »
Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to "Nightcrawlers," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo, from Bold Films, the companies announced today.The film was written and directed by veteran screenwriter Dan Gilroy ("The Bourne Legacy") in his directorial debut. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Weinstein Co., Focus Features, A24 Films and Fox Searchlight were also interested in the film.Read More: Cannes Bible with Every Review, Interview and News Story from the FestivalThe film tells the story of a driven young man (Gyllenhaal) who finds a home in the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. Along with Gyllenhaal and Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed also star in the film.Producers are Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bold Films' ChairmanMichel Litvak and David Lancaster. The film was financed by Bold Films, with Walters and Betsy Danbury serving as executive producers."We are thrilled to re-team. »
- Paula Bernstein
The project marks the directorial debut of Dan Gilroy, who wrote “Real Steel” and “The Bourne Legacy.” Gilroy’s script tells the story of a driven man, played by Gyllenhaal, who discovers the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles.
Gyllenhaal also produced along with Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Bold Films’ Chairman Michel Litvak and David Lancaster. Bold Films financed and its CEO Gary Michael Walters exec produced with Betsy Danbury.
Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales at Cannes.
“Nightcrawler” was shot in Los Angeles, starting in October. It’s been allocated a $2.3 million production tax credit from the state of California.
- Dave McNary
Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz are expected to return for the next entry in Universal’s popular Bourne series, but just about everything else is changing for the untitled follow-up to 2012′s The Bourne Legacy. Tony Gilroy, who has been with the series since The Bourne Identity, is no longer involved, and it’s highly unlikely that either director Paul Greengrass or star Matt Damon will return in the near future.
Instead, Fast & Furious 6 helmer Justin Lin was brought in last year to direct Bourne 5, and Sherlock Holmes scribe Anthony Peckham took over script-writing duties. However, now we’re hearing that Universal has nominated Andrew Baldwin, a Black List scribe (for his unproduced Western The West is Dead) once attached to pen the now-dead Logan’s Run reboot, to rewrite the script.
That’s not great news, considering the film is currently set for release next summer and is »
- Isaac Feldberg
Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman began a new age of covert agent movies with 2002′s The Bourne Identity. In the wake of the increasingly-silly Pierce Brosnan-era James Bond films, Liman’s initial go at the character – created by novelist Robert Ludlum – starred Matt Damon as an amnesiac special operative, who exploree his unexpected skill-set while attempting to regain his life and identity. Damon went on to headline two blockbuster sequels – Supremacy and Ultimatum - both directed by Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), which eschewed Identity‘s sense of heightened reality for a “gritty” and “grounded” tone augmented by Greengrass’ patented shaky-cam.
All three installments were written by Michael Clayton writer-director Tony Gilroy, who stepped in to helm the Damon-less sequel/reboot/spinoff The Bourne Legacy, which starred Jeremy Renner as a genetically-enhanced renegade super spy ...
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- Anthony Vieira
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