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Well, it had to happen sooner or later, right? I mean, why fabricate sets or use CGI when you can just shoot a rocket into the cosmos to nab yourselves some bitchin' footage! Read on for your first details regarding Newcomers.
According to THR, production, acquisition, and distribution company Cinipix is joining forces with Patricia Beninati and Michael Anderson’s Centerboro Productions to produce the sci-fi action film Newcomers and will send Xcor Aerospace’s commercial spacecraft The Lynx into space to shoot exclusive footage for the film.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but Newcomers will center on a former Nasa astronaut who saves Earth from an alien invasion with help from the commercial space industry.
“We knew we could approach this film in a new, »
- Uncle Creepy
Around these parts we love our nature-run-amok flicks. The bigger and bloodier, the better. One flick that's hit our radar recently is Stealth Media's new flick The Hatching, and as you'll see by the sales art, it's right up our alleys!
Tim Webber, a teenager at boarding school, and his friends Baggy and Nick take a dare to sneak out of the dormitory one night and steal crocodile eggs from a nearby zoo, but the prank ends in tragedy with Nick being killed and Tim taking all responsibility. Fifteen years later, after the death of his father, Tim returns home to Somerset to run the family stone masonry, but there is a sinister undercurrent to the idyllic village setting that seems to harbor a dark secret. »
- Uncle Creepy
With the Cannes film market upon us, Stealth Media has revealed that is in pre-production on The Hatchling.
The film is expected to be delivered in the 2nd quarter of 2014.
Set on the Somerset moors, The Hatchling marks the feature film debut of veteran commercials and documentary director Michael Anderson.
The screenplay is the work of Sabre Films originator, Nick Squire, who has based the concept of two Somerset dwelling, man-eating crocodiles - a true story circulating since his school days.
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Refn has now confirmed to Screen Daily that the remake is on hold, while he and Gosling look into making a comedy together.
Gosling stars in Refn's upcoming thriller Only God Forgives, which premieres next week at the Cannes Film Festival.
Only God Forgives will be released in the Us on July 19, and in the UK on August 2.
> Ryan Gosling, Refn 'mentally f**ked' »
Alfredo Landa, Cannes Best Actor winner dead at 80 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor winner Alfredo Landa, who was featured in more than 100 Spanish movies, died May 9 in his birthplace of Pamplona, in the Spanish province of Navarra. Landa, who underwent colon cancer treatment in 2004 and suffered a stroke in 2009, was 80. The son of a Civil Guard officer, Alfredo Landa quit his law studies to enter show business in the mid-’50s. According to the IMDb, he was an extra in Michael Anderson’s 1956 Best Picture Academy Award winner Around the World in 80 Days, though Landa’s first credited role was in Rafael J. Salvia El puente de la paz ("The Bridge of Peace") two years later. Landa kept busy throughout the ’60s, coming into his own as a star of lowbrow, post-Francisco Franco sex comedies in the mid-’70s, e.g., Mariano Ozores’ Los pecados de una chica »
- Andre Soares
Pope Movies (photo: Anthony Quinn in ‘The Shoes of the Fisherman’) [See previous post: "Pope Francis Movie in the Works?"] Now, do we need another Pope Movie? Well, actually there haven’t been that many. Most notable among the Pope Movies of decades past are Michael Anderson’s widely lambasted The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), with Anthony Quinn as what one pundit called "Zorba the Pope," and Nanni Moretti’s widely acclaimed comedy-drama We Have a Pope, with Michel Piccoli as a cardinal who reluctantly is elected chief of the Catholic Church. Here are a few more: Rex Harrison hammed it up as Pope Julius II to Charlton Heston’s equally risible Michelangelo in Carol Reed’s The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965); Liv Ullmann played the title role in Michael Anderson’s critically massacred Pope Joan (1972), about the alleged medieval female pope; and Finlay Currie reverentially incarnated the official first pope, St. Peter, in Mervyn LeRoy’s dreary (and »
- Andre Soares
In the late 1960s and early 70s, few actors stood as tall in their heroic roles as Ron Ely.
The 74-year-old actor stands just as tall today, commanding audiences with his tales of those golden days of pulp fiction on film. Warner Archive Collection has brought Ely’s best-loved roles back into the
spotlight, making the classic titles available on DVD and through its new live-streaming service, Warner Archive Instant.
aforementioned Mr. Ely) continued the more recent (and more authentic) interpretation of Lord Greystoke as a sophisticated, »
- ComicMix Staff
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