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9 items from 2015


FCC Fines Viacom and Espn $1.4 Million for Misuse of Emergency Alert Warnings

20 January 2015 11:09 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sports network used the system as a promotional tool for “Olympus Has Fallen,” but FCC says public needs it “to prepare them for real emergencies”

The Federal Communications Commission has fined Viacom and Espn $1.4 million for misusing the Emergency Alert System warning tones.

The network issued the warnings tones (Eas) as a promotional tool for the 2013 Warner Bros. film “Olympus Has Fallen,” starring Gerard Butler. A trailer for the movie, about a terrorist attack on the White House, is accompanied by the jarring tones normally reserved for state and national emergency warnings

“The public relies on this system to prepare them for real emergencies, »

- Matt Donnelly

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John Carpenter to executive produce Escape from New York remake

14 January 2015 11:34 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fresh from the news last week about a new Escape from New York Blu-ray release, word has reached Deadline that Snake Plissken will be returning to the big screen in a new remake.

News has emerged that 20th Century Fox has won the remake rights to John Carpenter’s cult 1981 action sci-fi film about a dystopian future where eye-patched convict Plissken (Kurt Russell) is sent into a maximum security prison built on what used to be Manhattan to rescue the President.

While a remake of a beloved classic never goes down well with fans, their anger may be cooled somewhat by the presence of John Carpenter, who has come on board as an executive producer.

There have been a few attempts over recent years to remake the film, with Joel Silver (The Matrix) at one point attached to produce, before New Line Cinema and Breck Eisner (The Crazies) were considering making it. »

- Scott J. Davis

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20th Century Fox Wins Remake Rights to 'Escape from New York'

14 January 2015 8:39 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

A remake of John Carpenter's then-futuristic action thriller Escape from New York has been gestating since as far back as 2007, with several attempts to get the project off the ground falling apart. Directors like Len Wiseman and Breck Eisner have been linked to the project along with leading men like Gerard Butler, Jeremy Renner and most recently Charlie Hunnam being linked to the role. However, none of those attempts had the cooperation of John Carpenter, and Deadline reports that's exactly what's happening with the latest attempt as 20th Century Fox has just won the remake rights to the 1981 film. More below! For those who aren't aware, the original film followed Kurt Russell played the bad ass Snake Plissken, an eye-patched convict who was tasked with rescuing the President of the United States after Air Force One goes missing after crashing in New York. That wouldn't be a big deal »

- Ethan Anderton

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Escape from New York Is Getting a Remake

14 January 2015 7:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sci-fi fans, rejoice! Fox has signed a deal to remake the 1981 futuristic action film Escape from New York. The original John Carpenter-directed film depicts a bleak futuristic world in which Manhattan has been converted into a maximum-security prison. Kurt Russell starred as Snake Plissken, a former soldier who was assigned to rescue the president after Air Force One crashes in New York. If he rescues the president, he saves the world. If he fails, he will explode. In the 34 years since the film was released, it has become a cult classic. The one problem with the original: It was »

- Steve Helling, @stevehelling

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Escape from New York Is Getting a Remake

14 January 2015 7:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sci-fi fans, rejoice! Fox has signed a deal to remake the 1981 futuristic action film Escape from New York. The original John Carpenter-directed film depicts a bleak futuristic world in which Manhattan has been converted into a maximum-security prison. Kurt Russell starred as Snake Plissken, a former soldier who was assigned to rescue the president after Air Force One crashes in New York. If he rescues the president, he saves the world. If he fails, he will explode. In the 34 years since the film was released, it has become a cult classic. The one problem with the original: It was »

- Steve Helling, @stevehelling

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‘McFarland USA’ To Close Santa Barbara Film Festival: Full Lineup

8 January 2015 9:48 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has unveiled its 2015 line-up which includes films representing 54 countries, 23 world premieres and 53 U.S. premieres. The U.S. premiere of Niki Caro’s McFarland USA will close out the 30th fest. Based on the 1987 true story and starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello, the film follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. The unlikely band of runners overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.

The festival runs from January 27-February 7.

Below is the list of World and U.S. Premiere films followed by the list of titles by sidebar categories.

World Premieres

A Better You, USA

Directed by Matt Walsh

Cast: Brian Huskey, »

- The Deadline Team

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Coraline, ParaNorman & The Boxtrolls Props, Puppets & More Featured in Laika Auction

7 January 2015 1:58 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They took us to Neil Gaiman’s haunting “Other World” of button-eyed residents in Coraline, traveled to a town besieged by zombies and ghosts in ParaNorman, and most recently introduced a world where underground and humans struggle to co-exist in The Boxtrolls. Fans of Laika’s stop-motion animated features can partake in an upcoming auction in Beverly Hills of over 250 items from the studio’s films.

Press Release – “[Portland, Or and Beverly Hills, CA; January 6, 2015] – Laika, the visionary animation studio behind the Golden Globe and Annie Award-nominated The Boxtrolls and the BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, will open its archives for the first time for a limited auction of over 250 puppets, models, props and art in The Art of Laika, to be held by Heritage Auctions on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in Beverly Hills.

A portion of the proceeds of the auction will be donated to The Art of Elysium, a non-profit arts organization that works to »

- Derek Anderson

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Josh Hutcherson, Gerard Butler: See 5 awkward movie audition tapes

6 January 2015 6:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

If Eddie Redmayne is lucky, his unsuccessful Lord of the Rings audition tape - which he treated us to a rendition of this week - will never see the light of day.

Sadly, some actors aren't so fortunate...

1. Josh Hutcherson

If nothing else, this audition is certainly… elaborate. A pre-Hunger Games, and inexplicably spotty, Josh Hutcherson went up for the lead in The Amazing Spider-Man – a role which eventually went to Andrew Garfield.

It's not the most cerebral of auditions. In three minutes, Josh only manages to say "Thanks" and "Late for class", followed by another "Thanks".

Not that it's important when your tape features you beating up three men, doing a backflip and jumping about seven foot in the air. Backwards.

2. Gerard Butler

Or is that Ross Noble? Sporting offensive amounts of eyeliner and a dodgy accent, Gerard Butler gave this pretty bad audition for the role of Dracula in Wes Craven's 2000 movie, »

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'Geostorm' Child Actress Sterling Jerins -- Only 10 But Making It Rain

6 January 2015 12:20 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

There's nothing sci-fi about Sterling Jerins' payday in the upcoming Gerard Butler blockbuster "Geostorm" ... it's real, and it's big.Producers are handing the 10-year-old actress $125K for her role as Hannah in the flick -- she'll also have plenty of privacy off set in her trailer -- one half of a huge WiFi ready "double-banger." If you don't know her name you will -- the young star best known for roles in the show »

- TMZ Staff

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