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The Crow Reboot May Have It's Lead

27 February 2015 5:37 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Many fans of The Crow, myself included, were hopeful that a reboot could do justice to Alex Proyas dark, gothic vision of the James O Barr graphic novel, and Luke Evans seemed like a perfect fit for the lead role. However, after Evans dropped out last month with scheduling conflicts, the project was stalled and there were fears it may not get off the ground at all. Today then, comes good news in the form of Jack Huston, the man who may now don the white facepaint and go on a supernatural revenge spree as murdered musician Eric Draven. Huston is currently filming Ben-Hur with Timur Bekmambetov (that's gonna be one insane movie) and there are hopes he will accept the part and begin filming on The Crow as early as April. Corin Hardy is still on board to direct, and the movie is finally gaining traction again. Like the saying goes, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Dave Higgins)

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'The Crow' Wants 'Boardwalk Empire' Actor Jack Huston

26 February 2015 4:41 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just over one month after actor Luke Evans dropped out of Relativity Media's The Crow reboot, the studio is in early talks with Jack Huston to replace him. Nothing is set in stone at this time, but the Boardwalk Empire star is the studio's top choice to play Eric Draven. We reported earlier this month that Sam Witwer was the top choice of James O'Barr, who created the comic book the reboot is based on, to take over the title role.

Deadline reports that it isn't ultimately clear if Jack Huston will officially sign on, but "signs are looking good." Relativity reportedly wants to start production this spring, but that will likely depend on how quickly negotiations progress with Jack Huston. The original 1994 adaptation of The Crow starred Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, a rock star who is murdered alongside his fiancee, but then comes back from the dead to seek vengeance. »

- MovieWeb

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'The Crow' Wants 'Boardwalk Empire' Actor Jack Huston

26 February 2015 4:41 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just over one month after actor Luke Evans dropped out of Relativity Media's The Crow reboot, the studio is in early talks with Jack Huston to replace him. Nothing is set in stone at this time, but the Boardwalk Empire star is the studio's top choice to play Eric Draven. We reported earlier this month that Sam Witwer was the top choice of James O'Barr, who created the comic book the reboot is based on, to take over the title role.

Deadline reports that it isn't ultimately clear if Jack Huston will officially sign on, but "signs are looking good." Relativity reportedly wants to start production this spring, but that will likely depend on how quickly negotiations progress with Jack Huston. The original 1994 adaptation of The Crow starred Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, a rock star who is murdered alongside his fiancee, but then comes back from the dead to seek vengeance. »

- MovieWeb

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Podcast: 2015 Oscar Recap and Reactions

24 February 2015 8:40 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2015 Oscars are in the books and it's time to take a step back and see what we think of the show and the results as Laremy and I discuss everything from Neil Patrick Harris' performance as host, Eddie Redmayne's win, John Travolta's touchy-feely behavior and a wide variety of reactions from the big show. We also answer your questions and voicemails, play a few games and hey, look! The timeline is back! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and »

- Brad Brevet

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Berlin: Italy’s Indiana and Wildside Form Inside to Lure Foreign Shoots to Italy (Exclusive)

6 February 2015 10:12 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Emerging Italian production players Wildside and Indiana have joined forces to form Inside, a new outfit dedicated to luring foreign productions to Italy where a flurry of international shoots is starting to flock, including MGM’s “Ben Hur” and upcoming James Bond pic “Spectre.”

The new company, a first for Italy, is being conceived as a “one-stop-shop” to provide executive production services and also location scouting, casting, accounting, legal, fund-raising assistance and access to other Italian and European soft money resources, said Indiana’s Benedetto Habib.

Wildside is the producer of films such as Adam Driver-starrer “Hungry Hearts,” and Sky’s high-profile TV skein “1992,” which bows Feb. 9 in Berlin. Indiana is the shingle behind Paolo Virzi’s “Human Capital,” which screened at Tribeca last year, among other titles.

Wild side’s Mario Gianani underscored that the two companies “have broad shoulders” which “can help maximise obtainable resources and use »

- Nick Vivarelli

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"Ben-Hur" Remake Begins Production

2 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

MGM Pictures and Paramount Pictures have announced that principal photography has begun on the Timur Bekmambetov-directed "Ben-Hur" which is shooting in both Rome and Matera, Italy.

The film returns to the heart of Lew Wallace’s epic novel and follows a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him. Both must come to choose between retribution or forgiveness.

The cast includes Jack Huston as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman as Ilderim, Toby Kebbell as Messala, Nazanin Boniadi as Esther, Rodrigo Santoro as Jesus Christ, Sofia Black D’Elia as Tirzah, Ayelet Zurer as Naomi, Moises Arias as Gestas and Pilou Asbaek as Pontius Pilate. Keith Clarke and John Ridley adapted the script.

Sean Daniel, Mark Burnett, Joni Levin and Duncan Henderson will produce. "Ben-Hur" is slated to hit cinemas on February 26th 2016.

Source: Paramount Pictures »

- Garth Franklin

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Ben-Hur Starts Principal Photography in Italy

2 February 2015 1:42 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The next big biblical movie coming our way is “Ben-Hur” from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures. The film has announced that they have begun principal photography on the film in Rome and Matera, Italy. Jack Huston stars as Judah Ben-Hur and Morgan Freeman as Ilderim. The film also features Toby Kebbell as Messala, Nazanin Boniadi as Esther, Rodrigo Santoro as Jesus Christ, Sofia Black D’Elia as Tirzah, Ayelet Zurer as Naomi, Moises Arias as Gestas and Pilou Asbæk as Pontius Pilate. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and is written by John Ridley and Keith Clarke. The film is based on the novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ”  [ Read More ]

The post Ben-Hur Starts Principal Photography in Italy appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Will MGM's Return to 'Ben-Hur' Stand Up to the Oscar Winner?

2 February 2015 11:42 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

If you've never seen MGM's celebrated 1959 "Ben-Hur," starring Charlton Heston and an astonishing chariot race--remember, effects were special back then, not CGI --you're in for a treat. The winner of 11 Oscars still holds up. And after HBO's "Rome" and Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" (let's forget holiday flop "Exodus," shall we?) and the VFX toolkits available today, it's easy to see why a reboot is tempting. Luckily, MGM and partner Paramount have signed up a visually sophisticated director adept at rip-roaring action and VFX (see "Night Watch" and "Wanted"): Moscow-based director Timur Bekmambetov. "Boardwalk Empire" and "American Hustle" star Jack Huston is beefing up to take on the Heston role of Judah Ben-Hur, and principal photography on the new "Ben-Hur" (February 26, 2016) has begun in Rome and Matera, Italy.  Also starring are Morgan Freeman as Ilderim, Toby »

- Anne Thompson

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'Ben-Hur' Remake Begins Shooting in Rome

2 February 2015 11:34 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today that principal photography has begun on Ben-Hur starring Jack Huston (American Hustle) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption) as Ilderim, Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland) as Esther. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and written by Keith Clarke (The Way Back) and John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), the film is based on Lew Wallace's epic novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ. The producers are Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise), Mark Burnett (Son of God), Joni Levin (The Way Back) and Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World).

Serving as executive producers are Roma Downey (The Bible), Keith Clarke, John Ridley and Jason Brown. Filming will take place in Rome and Matera, Italy with the film set for release February 26, 2016. Ben-Hur also »

- MovieWeb

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Principal photography has begun on “Ben-hur” starring Jack Huston (“American Hustle”) as Judah Ben-Hur and Morgan Freeman (“The Shawshank Redemption”)

2 February 2015 10:44 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today that principal photography has begun on “Ben-hur” starring Jack Huston (“American Hustle”) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (“The Shawshank Redemption”) as Ilderim, Toby Kebbell (“Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes”) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (“Homeland”) as Esther. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”) and written by Keith Clarke (“The Way Back”) and John Ridley (“12 Years A Slave”), the film is based on Lew Wallace’s epic novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ. The producers are Sean Daniel (“The Mummy” franchise), Mark Burnett (“Son Of God”), Joni Levin (“The Way Back”) and Duncan Henderson (“Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World”). Serving as executive producers are Roma Downey (“The Bible”), Keith Clarke, John Ridley and Jason Brown. Filming will take place in Rome and Matera, Italy with the film set for release February 26, 2016. “Ben-hur” also »

- Josh Abraham

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Photography Begins on Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-hur

2 February 2015 10:24 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Ben-hur is returning to the big screen!

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on Ben-hur starring Jack Huston (“American Hustle”) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (“The Shawshank Redemption”) as Ilderim, Toby Kebbell (“Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes”) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (“Homeland”) as Esther.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”) and written by Keith Clarke (“The Way Back”) and John Ridley (“12 Years A Slave”), the film is based on Lew Wallace’s epic novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ.

The epic 1959 film was directed by William Wyler and starred Charlton HestonJack Hawkins, Stephen BoydHaya Harareet, Sam Jaffe and Hugh Griffith. It won 11 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. The magnificent score is by composer Miklós Rózsa.

Watch the trailer Here.

The producers are Sean Daniel (“The Mummy” franchise), Mark Burnett (“Son Of God”), Joni Levin (“The Way Back »

- Michelle McCue

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Cameras Begin Rolling on the Ben-Hur Remake in Italy

2 February 2015 10:23 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

If you were looking forward to seeing an updated version of the classic Ben-Hur story on the big screen, then you'll be happy to hear that principal photography has officially started on the epic, with a more full cast last revealed as well.  Come inside to see. 

I'm honestly not sure what to think about a Ben-Hur remake.  Done correctly, it could be pretty cool and a great way to introduce a new generation to this story.  It also has a good chance of sucking, but that's the risk you take with any remake.  Either way, I tend to hold off judgement until I've seen footage, which we've just taken a big step towards seeing as filming has officially started: 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today that principal photography has begun on “Ben-hur” starring Jack Huston (“American Hustle”) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (“The Shawshank Redemption”) as Ilderim, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Filming on Timur Bekmambetov's Ben-Hur begins in Italy

2 February 2015 6:23 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Ready or not, Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Wanted) is jumping behind the camera once more to bring his vision to the sword and sandal epic. Okay, maybe in this case it would be more of a charriot and sandal epic. Ben-hur begins principal photography in Rome and Matera, Italy with a planned release date of February 26, 2016. If you're not familiar with the Charlton Heston classic, the story follows that of Judah Ben-Hur, a falsely accused nobleman who survives »

- Sean Wist

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Lucy’s Pilou Asbæk Will Be Pontius Pilate In Ben-Hur Remake

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

Another key character has been cast in MGM’s upcoming Ben-Hur remake. Danish actor Pilou Asbæk, who had a small role in Lucy and previously stunned in the barely-seen Danish film A Hijacking (one of my top films of 2013), has joined the production in the role of Judean emperor Pontius Pilate.

Asbæk beat out Game of Thrones actor Pedro Pascal for the part in the Timur Bekmambetov-directed remake, about the titular Jewish prince (Jack Huston) who is forced into slavery by his villainous former friend Messala (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ Toby Kebbell). Bowed but not broken, Judah Ben-Hur vows to return for revenge.

Nazanin Boniadi, Sofia Black-d’Elia and Morgan Freeman are also in the cast, playing Ben-Hur’s mother Miriam, sister Tirzah and the Sheik Ilderim, respectively. In smaller roles, Rodrigo Santoro will play Jesus, Ayelet Zurer will portray Naomi and Moises Arias will play Gestas, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Casting: Robbie, Arias, Henrie, Martin, McShane

22 January 2015 9:53 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Dangerous Odds

"The Wolf of Wall Street" actress Margot Robbie is poised to play Marisa Lankester in the upcoming "Dangerous Odds" which Andrea Berloff is adapting the script for.

Lankester is a young woman who became an insider atop the largest illegal sports betting organization in the U.S., she eventually became a victim of this dangerous world of corruption and ultimately escaped to now live in Switzerland. [Source: Deadline]

Ben-Hur

Moises Arias ("The Kings of Summer") has joined the cast of Timur Bekmambetov's historical epic "Ben-Hur" at MGM and Paramount Pictures. Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, and Toby Kebbell also star in the film which begins shooting shortly in Europe.

Arias will play Gestas, a teenage Jewish zealot whose family has been murdered by the Romans, who is desperate to fight for his people’s freedom. [Source: THR]

Reagan

David Henrie ("The Wizards of Waverley Place") is set to play a young Ronald Reagan »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Lucy’ Star Pilou Asbæk to Play Pontius Pilate in ‘Ben-Hur’ (Exclusive)

21 January 2015 3:04 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Game of Thrones” actor Pedro Pascal was previously in talks for the role

MGM’s “Ben-Hur” has added “Lucy” star Pilou Asbæk to play Pontius Pilate, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Game of Thrones” star Pedro Pascal was previously in talks for the role in the Timur Bekmambetov film about the titular Jewish Prince, played by Jack Huston, who is forced into slavery by his former friend, Messala (Toby Kebbell).

The studio and Asbæk’s reps could not immediately be reached for comment.

Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to »

- Linda Ge and Jeff Sneider

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Black Sea | Review

21 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Lower Depths: MacDonald’s Latest a Tense Deep Sea Treasure Hunt

While it’s being treated to a December release in his native UK, director Kevin MacDonald’s latest feature film, Black Sea, gets plopped into Us theaters in January, perhaps signaling a wise move so that it will stand out amidst the litter of debris that constitutes the vein of awards fodder holdovers and studio doldrums flooding the theaters during that season. Fresh from his enjoyable dip into Ya dystopia with How I Live Now, MacDonald returns to a tale bearing a bit more historical baggage, spiriting us away into a homosocial space of mounting tensions and rival cultural attitudes. A likeable lead performance from Jude Law plus a handful of nervy twists and turns helps its claustrophobic narrative chug along to a finale of limited possibilities.

Being informed he’s about to be laid off by his employer, »

- Nicholas Bell

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‘Ben-Hur’ Adds Moises Arias; Luna Blaise Joins James Franco’s ‘Memoria’

20 January 2015 5:14 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: The Kings Of Summer actor Moises Arias has joined the cast of Ben-Hur, the historical epic Timur Bekmambetov is directing for MGM and Paramount Pictures. Arias will play Gestas, a teenage Jewish zealot whose family has been murdered by the Romans, who is desperate to fight for his people’s freedom. Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, and Toby Kebbell star in the production which will lens in Europe ahead of a February 26, 2016 release. Arias is an alumnus of Hannah Mon… »

- Jen Yamato

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‘Ben-Hur’ Adds Moises Arias; Luna Blaise Joins James Franco’s ‘Memoria’

20 January 2015 5:14 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The Kings Of Summer actor Moises Arias has joined the cast of Ben-Hur, the historical epic Timur Bekmambetov is directing for MGM and Paramount Pictures. Arias will play Gestas, a teenage Jewish zealot whose family has been murdered by the Romans, who is desperate to fight for his people’s freedom. Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, and Toby Kebbell star in the production which will lens in Europe ahead of a February 26, 2016 release. Arias is an alumnus of Hannah Montana and The Wizards of Waverly Place who starred in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-nominated The Kings Of Summer. He also lent his voice recently to Despicable Me 2 and appeared in Summit’s sci-fier Ender’s Game. Next up is a role in the Sundance 2015 drama Stanford Prison Experiment opposite Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, and Billy Crudup, in which Arias plays one of several university students tapped for the »

- Jen Yamato

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New Trailer for Cyber-Slasher Horror Film Unfriended

19 January 2015 11:56 AM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

This April revenge comes online in the new cyber-slasher film Unfriended. MTV launched the new trailer for the horror film recently (see above). And now, thanks to Universal Studios, the film finally has an official release date set for April 17, 2015.

Unfriended, you may recall, was originally called Cybernatural as it made its way through the genre festival circuit. The death-by-Skype tale of a group of friends being stalked online on the anniversary of their clasmate’s death looks to breath new life into the found footage genre and give everyone a reason to stay offline in the near future. For my money, this looks intriguing enough to give a look as something that could be a bit more enjoyable than the latest offerings in the field (I’m looking at you endless Paranormal Activity films).

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Unfirended: Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal PicturesUnfriended unfolds »

- Mike Tyrkus

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