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The Lobster, 2015
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
They never tell you about this on Match or OKCupid. Such is the power and reliance on such technological advances in 2015 that we leave most of the hard work of finding a suitable partner to a strange algorithm that works out friends from potential foes. But what if, after the love of your life leaves you (in death or otherwise), you have just 45 days to reattach to a new partner before turning into an animal? We can hear you scratching your head from here. »
- Scott J. Davis
Reemerging after its Cannes Film Festival premiere — where we named it one of our favorites — Yorgos Lanthimos‘ English-language debut The Lobster has stopped by Tiff, Nyff, and more in the past few weeks. While Alchemy still has yet to set a U.S. release date (only word that it’ll arrive next spring), thanks to various international releases we have more previews from the film following the trailer.
Toplined by Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw and John C. Reilly, it follows the peculiarly fascinating story in which singledom is banned and people are forced to find a match within 45 days or they turned into the animal of their choice. Today brings a new featurette in which the filmmakers and cast discuss the making of the project, a “music video,” which highlights a great deal of new photos, as well as some fresh stills. Also, if you’d like to »
- Leonard Pearce
The Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them news has been ramping up in recent weeks, and now it has been confirmed that it will be filmed in Liverpool.
The Jk Rowling-penned film started shooting at Leavesden studios in August, but Liverpool will be the only non-studio location during production.
Producer David Heyman, who worked on all the Harry Potter films, said that using the city "works perfectly for our film", adding: "my mother is from Liverpool and, as a child, we would often visit family there".
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is to shoot scenes in Liverpool, it has been announced.
Liverpool is the only non-studio location that Warner Bros. Pictures is using for the Harry Potter spin-off, scripted by author Jk Rowling, with shooting set to start soon at key city centre locations.
Up to 530 cast and crew will be present in the city, with crew spotted preparing at sites including St George’s Hall, which was screened off with metal fences, and near the Three Graces (a set of three historic buildings on the waterfront at Liverpool’s Pier Head) over the past few weeks.
Filming on the production first began on Aug 17 at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The sardonic spirits of Charlie Kaufman and Roy Andersson hover somewhere over The Lobster, the new film from Yorgos Lanthimos, director of demented captive-family psychodrama Dogtooth. It feels, in a sense, sanctioned or liberated by the the former’s sheer imaginative audacity and the latter’s unremittingly grim comic worldview, part of a whole new mini-genre of iconoclastically weird, narratively antic, often upsetting comedies that have come our way since the release of Being John Malkovich, from the directors named above, and from Spike Jonze (Her), Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind) and Ruben Ostland (Force Majeure). Lanthimos is evidently very comfortable in this company.
- John Patterson
One of the highlights of the 2015 London Film Festival is the chance to catch Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film, The Lobster. It is the strangest romantic comedy you’ll see this year. Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz lead this odd tale of the dead-end dregs of society (i.e. single people) looking for love and hoping to
The post A Matter of Love or Death – Watch an Exclusive Clip from The Lobster appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Jon Lyus
Not content with a star-studded ensemble that currently includes Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell and Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne as the instrumental Newt Scamander, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is continuing to add to its impressive role call, with the latest casting nugget confirming that Hellboy and Pacific Rim star Ron Perlman has boarded the spinoff.
Cameras are already rolling on the Harry Potter offshoot in England, with franchise stalwart David Yates returning at the helm. There’s no official mention of what role Perlman will portray, though sources close to the outlet claim that he has joined the ranks to play a goblin.
News of Perlman’s addition comes mere days after THR broke word of Gemma Chan, Selma actress Carmen Ejogo and Jon Voight all being recruited for the fantastical feature, itself taking place a full 70 years before »
- Michael Briers
David Yates is directing the film, which is now shooting at Leavesden Studios in England. Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, Jenn Murray, Carmen Ejogo, Gemma Chan, and Jon Voight are already cast in the Warner Bros. produced film.
Eddie Redmayne is headlining the movie, and plays the lead role of Newt Scamander, who ultimately writes the Hogwarts School textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them following his travels as he encounters and documents a myriad of magical creatures.
It is thought that Perlman is playing a goblin in the movie, but that isn’t officially confirmed by the studio.
The film will hit cinemas on November 18th, 2016.
- Paul Heath
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Perlman has just signed on to the production. Though there were no plot details divulged -- they've been harder to crack than a Gringotts vault -- sources tell the trade that Perlman will play a goblin in the flick.
Perlman recently starred for several years on FX motorcycle drama "Sons of Anarchy," but has spent plenty of time in the fantasy realm, too. He led the "Hellboy" movie franchise, based on the comic series, also starred as the titular creature in the TV show "Beauty and the Beast" from 1987 through 1990.
That experience should come in handy in "Beasts," which stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who studies magical creatures of the wizarding world, and writes the titular textbook, »
- Katie Roberts
Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy actor Ron Perlman is set to join the stacked cast of the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will play a goblin in the film, but other details pertaining to his role are unknown at the time.
This news comes only days after the announcement that Academy Award winner Jon Voight (Midnight Cowboy), Carmen Ejogo (Selma) and Gemma Chan (Humans) are all coming on board the project, which is currently shooting in England, as well.
Perlman is no stranger to big budget, high-profile films such as this one, as he has starred in projects ranging from Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters to Pacific Rim. In the future, he will be popping up in such films as The Jesuit and Robodog.
J.K. Rowling, who wrote the book the film is based on, has penned the film’s screenplay. »
- Justin Cook
While we’re still waiting for Hellboy 3, Ron Perlman is diving deep into a slightly similar world of myth and magic with The Hollywood Reporter announcing the actor as the latest cast member to sign up for Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. Reportedly signing on to play a goblin (kinda tall there, aren’t you Ron?), the one and only Beast of the Apocalypse, and al round epic individual, is just another stellar addition to a pretty amazing cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson (Inherent Vice), Ezra Miller, (We Need to Talk About Kevin) Jon Voight, Dan Fogler (Balls of Fury), and Colin Farrell. Directed by Harry Potter veteran, and marking J.K. Rowling’s first stab at script writing, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them turns back the clock seventy years in the mystical world of everyone’s favourite boy wizard, as »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Beast of the Apocalypse himself will be playing a goblin in the Harry Potter spinoff.
His discoveries lead him to ultimately pen Hogwarts School textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Ron Perlman (Hellboy) has joined the cast of Warner Bros. upcoming Harry Potter spin-off film, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, which has David Yates (Harry Potter 5-8) on board as director and marks the screenwriting debut of Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling. Details on the film's plot are still scarce, but THR adds that Perlman will portray a goblin. He joins a cast that features Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything) in the lead as magizoologist Newt Scamander and also features a talented ensemble that includes Colin Farrell (True Detective), Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jon Voight (Mission: Impossible), and Samantha Morton (Minority Report), amongst others. Shooting is currently underway in England. What do you guys think of this latest casting? Sound off with your thoughts below! J.K. Rowling has said that the film will start in New York, »
Just a few days after Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo and Gemma Chan joined the cast of Warner Bros.' Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has added yet another cast member. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Ron Perlman has joined the burgeoning cast, portraying a goblin. No further character details were given at this time, and it isn't known how large his role is in this magical adventure set within the Harry Potter universe.
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world's preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures. The story takes place 70 years before Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione made their way to the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will become a textbook that is used by the students in their studies. »
We know he can play a beast pretty darn fantastically thanks to the Hellboy movies, but now Ron Perlman is instead acting in a film called Fantastic Beasts, which also adds And Where To Find Them, as the actor is part of the cast for the new Harry Potter spin-off. The spin-off, scripted by J.K. Rowling herself from her short tome, has Potter regular director David Yates calling the shot and is set decades before Harry, Hermione, Ron and the rest crossed the threshold of Hogwarts. Our hero here is magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who is on a mission to document the creatures filling the wizarding world. On a trip to New York, he meets several characters.Fantastic Beasts’ cast already includes Colin Farrell as a wizard named Graves; Katherine Waterston as Tina; Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Dan Fogler as Jacob; Ezra Miller as Credence; Samantha Morton »
The cult hero actor has been added to the wizarding world of Harry Potter, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He’s joined spinoff movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as a goblin, which is all very odd since Jk Rowling has described goblins as being a head shorter than Harry Potter.
So we’re presumably looking at a motion capture performance similar to those that brought the house elves to the main Harry Potter film line, which would recapture his iconic face and take advantage of his quite wonderful voice.
- Simon Gallagher
Nothing is too absurd for Yorgos Lanthimos. With his lauded 2010 feature "Dogtooth," the Greek director proved to be one of the most daring social satirists working today, leaving no taboos unturned in an attempt to mock the dysfunctional modern family. Now, Lanthimos is back with his newest effort, "The Lobster." Like "Dogtooth," it's a black comedy that inhabits the surreality of an extreme premise. But "The Lobster" is decidedly larger in scope. Nearly two hours long, it depicts a dizzying totalitarian world full of bizarre rules and even weirder characters (played by the likes of Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux and John C. Reilly). The target this time around? Romance. "It all starts from a little thing," said Lanthimos following a New York Film Festival screening of the film. "This time I wanted to do something about relationships, and how people are under so much pressure to be successful in that. »
- Emily Buder
Not having quite plundered all of the 80s for every possible remake, Hollywood is now starting to eviscerate the 90s. The latest quasi-classic to get the reboot treatment is Flatliners, which came out just on the cusp of the 1990's emerging into their own as a viable landscape for cinema. The original film contains elements from both eras, making it unique in the sci-fi horror genre. At this time, it's not known how the storyline will be skewered or altered, if at all.
Ellen Page is in talks to headline this version of Flatliners. It isn't known if she will play the role of Dr. Rachel Mannus, originated by Julia Roberts. It's possible that this version could introduce a whole new set of characters. The rest of the ensemble cast from the original included some heavy hitters from that time period, including Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt. »
With the cameras already rolling, director David Yates is continuing to add to the cast for Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Jon Voight, Gemma Chan and Carmen Ejogo are the latest recruits.The spin-off, scripted by J.K. Rowling herself from her short tome, is set decades before Harry, Hermione, Ron and the rest crossed the threshold of Hogwarts. Our hero here is magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who is on a mission to document the creatures filling the wizarding world. On a trip to New York, he meets several characters.Fantastic Beasts’ cast already includes Colin Farrell as a wizard named Graves; Katherine Waterston as Tina; Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Dan Fogler as Jacob; Ezra Miller as Credence; Samantha Morton as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray as Chastity; and young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty. As for the new additions, there is no »
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is set for release on November 11th, 2016 and sees Oscar Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) stars as Scamander alongside Colin Farrell (The Lobster), Katherine Waterstone (Queen of Earth), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Dan Fogler (Barely Lethal) and Samantha Morton (Control). David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, returns to direct.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
- Scott J. Davis
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