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First Look at Chris Pine in Netflix's Outlaw King

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First Look at Chris Pine in Netflix's Outlaw King
Netflix announced that principal photography has begun in the UK on director David Mackenzie's Outlaw King. An epic, period drama about the legendary King of Scots Robert the Bruce, the film reunites director David Mackenzie with Chris Pine following the Academy Award&#174 nominated Hell or High Water. Pine stars as Robert The Bruce, alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals), Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), Tony Curran (Sons of Anarchy), Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones) and Billy Howle (Dunkirk). The feature film is produced by long time filmmaking partners David Mackenzie and Gillian Berrie via their production company Sigma Films, and Richard Brown and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content.

The screenplay written by Mackenzie (Young Adam), Bash Doran (Boardwalk Empire), James MacInnes, Mark Bomback and renowned Scottish playwright David Harrower takes place over the extraordinary historic year when Robert the Bruce fights to regain control having been crowned King of Scots, only
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First Look at Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in Netflix Film ‘Outlaw King’

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Filming has begun on the Netflix original film Outlaw King, and our first look at Chris Pine as historical figure Robert the Bruce has arrived. The film reunites Pine with his Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie, who co-wrote Outlaw King with Bash Doran, James MacInnes, Mark Bomback, and David Harrower and, while certainly weighing a number of projects in the wake of Hell or High Water’s success, opted to get this Scottish epic made first. The epic period drama chronicles the historic year in which Robert the Bruce fought to regain control having been crowned King …
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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Review

(AotN) The final installment to the Planet of the Apes trilogy, War for the Planet of the Apes, has opened up to mostly positive reviews and an estimated $134,613,493 domestically (according to Box Office Mojo). What bad could another positive review do? War for the Planet of the Apes is not only a really great film, it’s the best film out of the trilogy and here’s why…

Matt Reeves pulls double duty as director and co-writer of the film along with Mark Bomback. It’s the second Planet of the Apes film to be directed by Reeves with the first being Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. War for the Planet of the Apes continues the story of Caesar (Andy Serkis) as he avenges his family after an attack led by the Colonel (Woody Harrelson).

Although the premise of the film is a common one, Reeves and co.
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How 'Planet of the Apes' Writer Mark Bomback Got His Improbable Hollywood Start

He might be one of the most in-demand tentpole writers in Hollywood, but Mark Bomback began his showbiz career literally hauling piss.

On his first day on the job as Glenn Frey's assistant back in 1994, the War for the Planet of the Apes writer exchanged a quick hello with the late Eagles guitarist before being tossed a small black film canister. "It's hot and liquid inside. And he said, 'I need you to bring my daughter's urine sample to her pediatrician.’ It was that kind of job," Bomback recalls. "I was like, 'My pediatrician dad would completely cringe at...
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Matt Reeves Might Bring Planet of The Apes Screenwriter On Board The Batman

Seeing as Matt Reeves will be directing Warner Bros.’ upcoming Dark Knight solo film The Batman, fans have generally assumed that he would also be providing the script for the movie. This looked even more sure when Reeves confirmed that he’s disregarding the previous screenplay written by Ben Affleck, Geoff Johns and Chris Terrio – back when Affleck was still attached to direct – and will be starting from scratch. Still, a look at Reeves’ resume reveals that he’s only co-written three scripts in his career, which had people concerned.

Thankfully, it looks like there’s nothing to worry about, as Splash Report is claiming that “sources” have informed them that Reeves will be bringing on board Mark Bomback to complete the screenplay for The Batman. If true, this choice makes a lot of sense.

After all, the pair have previously worked together on both Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
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Rumour: Matt Reeves enlisting Planet of the Apes screenwriter for The Batman

While the reports that Ben Affleck’s future as Batman is in doubt will likely grab all of the headlines before Warner Bros.’ big DC Extended Universe panel at Comic-Con tomorrow, we now have another potential tidbit relating to Matt Reeves’ plans for The Batman.

According to Splash Report, Reeves is looking to reunite with his Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes screenwriter Mark Bomback on the DC solo movie, and will be enlisting him to pen a new script. Bomback does have previous experience in the genre, having written the screenplay for The Wolverine.

Now, this rumour could well just be guesswork based on the fact that Reeves has worked with Bomback on two films, both of which have achieved critical and commercial success, and recently said that he was ditching the original script from Ben Affleck, Geoff Johns and Chris Terrio to start afresh.
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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Writer Talks Building the Biblical End of Caesar’s Saga

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Writer Talks Building the Biblical End of Caesar’s Saga
Spoiler Warning: Do not read unless you have already seen “War for the Planet of the Apes” When forming the epic conclusion to the “Planet of the Apes” reboot trilogy and deciding how to end Caesar’s journey from research facility captive to legendary ape liberator, writer Mark Bomback, along with director and writing partner Matt Reeves, took inspiration from a couple of classic films starring Charlton Heston. And no, we’re not talking about the original 1968 “Planet of the Apes.” We’re talking about “Ben-Hur” and “The Ten Commandments,” a pair of epics starring Heston as Ben-Hur, a warrior on a quest.
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War for the Planet of the Apes Movie Review

War for the Planet of the Apes is the third installment in the Apes reboot series. The film is written and directed by Matt Reeves and with Mark Bomback assisting on the writing front.

I haven’t seen Rise and Dawn, can I watch the third edition? If that’s your question, maybe you could, but the satisfactory levels would be different. You may not know about the depth in the characters; the Caeser (the main lead) we have seen him go from innocent child to a heartless warrior, to seek revenge.

Having said that even those who missed Rise and Dawn...

War for the Planet of the Apes Movie Review

War for the Planet of the Apes is the third installment in the Apes reboot series. The film is written and directed by Matt Reeves and with Mark Bomback assisting on the writing front.

I haven’t seen Rise and Dawn, can I watch the third edition? If that’s your question, maybe you could, but the satisfactory levels would be different. You may not know about the depth in the characters; the Caeser (the main lead) we have seen him go from innocent child to a heartless warrior, to seek revenge.

Having said that even those who missed Rise and Dawn...
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Film Review: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Delivers Old Hollywood Glory

Chicago – Since the Golden Age of cinema, theaters have tried countlessly to deliver up big budget films. Summer is here and the public is showing that they are cooling off these blockbusters, no longer fooled by the thought that cost equates to quality. “War for the Planet of the Apes” shows us that blockbusters may still be redeemed by channeling some Old Hollywood magic.

Rating: 4.5/5.0

There is a nostalgic quality that Matt Reeves injects into the “Planet of the Apes” mythos in this prequel trilogy, but it becomes much more apparent in the closing entry that is “War for the Planet of the Apes”. Reeves borrows elements, both cinematic and narrative, from the big budget Hollywood films of old and gives the film a well-earned sense of grandeur. Together, screenwriters Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves turn this tale about apes into an epic of “King Kong” proportions. The story is
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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Review

Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Amiah Miller, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval | Written by Matt Reeves, Mark Bomback | Directed by Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves is telling us something: This is what happens when a blockbuster budget is used well. The third part of the Apes reboot, following Rupert Wyatt’s Rise and Reeves’ Dawn, may be the pinnacle of the series so far.

In a universe of cinematic universes, War for the Planet of the Apes bucks the trend and feels like a different beast to its predecessors: a true next chapter, with a different mood and a new rhythm, and the balls to bring beloved characters to the end of their arc.

Following the catastrophic events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, in which civil war broke out between the proud Caesar (Andy Serkis) and the hateful Koba (Tony Kebbell), relations between humans and apes are at an all-time low.
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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: Give Andy Serkis an Oscar for Caesar

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: Give Andy Serkis an Oscar for Caesar
When Andy Serkis talks about Caesar, the revolutionary leader of the simian origin saga, it’s always in mythic terms — part Bible, part Shakespeare. He has brilliantly played the sentient chimpanzee from infancy to advanced adulthood in this unique “Planet of the Apes” trilogy. But in the finale, “War,” he rises to Moses-like stature, grappling with his darkest demons before freeing himself and his tribe.

It should make no difference that Weta wizards “capture” Serkis’s performance to create Caesar. It’s acting — “a human in ape skin” — only with the benefit of, arguably, the best photorealistic animation in the industry. And it’s about time that the Academy honors Serkis with a Best Actor Oscar nomination. The emotional performance is much more nuanced and transformative. And it’s also about time that Weta win the VFX Oscar, too, for the franchise, after twice denied.

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With ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ Matt Reeves Crafts a Personal Blockbuster

With ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ Matt Reeves Crafts a Personal Blockbuster
Before he took the helm of the “Planet of the Apes” franchise in 2014, Matt Reeves had no intention of ever directing a studio blockbuster. In fact, he figured he had a foolproof plan for getting himself out of any potential tentpole assignment: Insist on doing the story he wanted to do, the studio’s franchise-development apparatus be damned.

So when he was approached to direct “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” the second entry in the rebooted series inaugurated by Rupert Wyatt’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” Reeves put his foot down right away.

“I was initially excited, and then I saw the [studio’s] outline and I said, this isn’t really the story I would want to tell, I don’t think this is for me,” Reeves says. “To my shock they said, ‘no, no, wait, just tell us the story you want to do.’ I said, ‘I
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War for the Planet of the Apes movie review: empathy for the ape

MaryAnn’s quick take… A triumph of science fiction storytelling: a sweeping tale of mythological scope told with astonishing FX wizardry that brings emotion and intelligence to nonhuman people. I’m “biast” (pro): love this series

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

A quick recap. First there was 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, in which sad scientist James Franco accidentally created a genius ape in Caesar, and his colleague mad scientists accidentally created and released a supervirus that killed most of humanity. Then there was 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, set 10 years later, in which the uneasy detente between the growing new civilization of smart apes and a small cluster of surviving humans was shattered by mistrust and unhealable pain on both sides. (The terrible and best forgotten 2001 Planet of the Apes, directed by
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War for the Planet of the Apes movie review: empathy for the ape

MaryAnn’s quick take… A triumph of science fiction storytelling: a sweeping tale of mythological scope told with astonishing FX wizardry that brings emotion and intelligence to nonhuman people. I’m “biast” (pro): love this series

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

A quick recap. First there was 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, in which sad scientist James Franco accidentally created a genius ape in Caesar, and his colleague mad scientists accidentally created and released a supervirus that killed most of humanity. Then there was 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, set 10 years later, in which the uneasy detente between the growing new civilization of smart apes and a small cluster of surviving humans was shattered by mistrust and unhealable pain on both sides. (The terrible and best forgotten 2001 Planet of the Apes, directed by
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'War for the Planet of the Apes' Review: Trilogy Ends With Best 'Apes' Movie Yet

'War for the Planet of the Apes' Review: Trilogy Ends With Best 'Apes' Movie Yet
It's no problem making a case for Matt Reeves' War for the Planet of the Apes as both an intimate, epic adventure and one of the best movies of the summer. But first let's heap praise on the landmark performance of Andy Serkis as ape-leader Caesar. The British actor created the role in 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Rupert Wyatt, and in 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Reeves. Now he plays the charismatic chimp – a born leader of monkeys
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Michael Giacchino’s War For The Planet Of The Apes Soundtrack Available July 7

Sony Music proudly announces the release of War For The Planet Of The Apes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with music by Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino.

The soundtrack will be released on July 7th and is available for pre-order here.

War For The Planet Of The Apes is the third chapter to the 2011 & 2014 movies Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. From acclaimed writer-director Matt Reeves and screenwriter Mark Bomback, War for the Planet of the Apes features Caesar and his apes being forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts andbegins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an
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Could The Batman Spark A New Trilogy Of Movies For The Caped Crusader?

War For the Planet of the Apes is almost upon us (July 14th) and for comic book fans, the threequel’s ongoing press tour has become a rich treasure trove of interviews and tantalizing tidbits relating to Matt Reeves and his approach to The Batman.

Now that the filmmaker is coming off the one-two punch of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the imminent War, all eyes are beginning to turn toward his next creature venture, which involves a dalliance with the DC Extended Universe. And for all of the drama that threatened to engulf The Batman four months ago – in short: Ben Affleck handed over directing duties to Matt Reeves – there is now a tangible sense of excitement swirling around the nascent project, which is expected to begin filming sometime next year, long after Justice League swoops into theaters in November.

Mining inspiration from Christopher Nolan, film noir,
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The Batman Helmer Matt Reeves On The Film’s Emotional Impact, Being Inspired By Nolan

Since taking the reins on Fox’s lucrative Apes franchise three years ago, writer-director Matt Reeves has delivered two expertly crafted and indeed visually stunning blockbusters in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the imminent War For the Planet of the Apes.

Balancing style with deep, provocative substance, each instalment arguably stands head and fuzzy shoulders above the CG-laden competition, and already moviegoers and DC fans, in particular, are beginning to look toward The Batman with hushed excitement.

After some deliberation, not to mention Ben Affleck’s decision to vacate the director’s chair – don’t worry, he’s still attached to headline as Bruce Wayne – Matt Reeves climbed aboard Warner’s spinoff, resulting in a total script overhaul and a delay to production. Word is that WB is now targeting a start date in 2018, after Reeves and writing partner Mark Bomback rewrote the screenplay “from the ground up.
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