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Nick Love to direct remake of noir classic 'Night And The City'

19 May 2017 11:17 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film set to be made under UK-China co-pro treaty.

Jules Dassin’s London-set noir classic Night And The City (1950) is set to be remade under the UK-China co-production treaty.

Nick Love is to write and direct, with Kris Thykier producing on the UK side, Jeffrey Chan (Bona Film Group) handling the Chinese end and 20th Century Fox also on board. While the original featured wrestling, the remake will have a Mixed Martial Art fighting component.

Further details of the project were revealed by Michael Andreen, senior vice-president 20th Century Fox International, at the Winston Baker Film Finance Forum at Cannes Film Festival today (May 19).

“Given that the nature of the film allowed us to explore the international landscape, we decided to see what would happen to see if we could take the opportunity presented by this picture to develop a picture that starts in Macau,” Andreen explained. 

He revealed that the production would be set in London »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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9 Cannes Film Festival Game-Changers Now Streaming

16 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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Throughout its 70 year history, the Cannes Film Festival has been at the forefront of game-changing cinema. New directorial voices and international film movements have all used the festival as a launch pad to global recognition. If a film or artist has shaped cinema over the last seven decades, chances are they’ve been the toast of Cannes at least once. Many of these historic Cannes titles are streaming exclusively on FilmStruck, and we gathered up 10 of our favorites you need to watch below.

“Rome, Open City”

The first Cannes Film Festival was originally set for September 1939, but World War II caused a seven-year delay. »

- Zack Sharf

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Phaedra

21 March 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

 

Or, “Never on Sunday with Your Stepson.”   Director Jules Dassin’s monument to his beloved Melina Mercouri transposes a Greek tragedy to a modern setting. The pampered wife of a shipping magnate is like a queen of old — she can fling a priceless gem into the Thames on just a whim, and she goes in whatever direction her heart takes her. When her attractive stepson Anthony Perkins enters the picture, there will be Hell to Pay.

Phaedra

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Olive Films

1962 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 116 min. / Street Date March 21, 2017 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.95

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Anthony Perkins, Raf Vallone, Elisabeth Ercy.

Cinematography: Jacquest Natteau

Film Editor: Roger Dwyre

Original Music: Mikis Theodorakis

Written by Jules Dassin, Margarita Lymberaki from the play Hippolytus by Euripides

Produced and Directed by Jules Dassin

 

Anyone into amour fou, the romantic notion of a love without limits, beyond the harsh constraints of reality? »

- Glenn Erickson

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