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Reflections 2015: Most Anticipated Movies in 2016

New year, new movies, new trends, new expectations. 2015 saw us cry, laugh, dance and snooze like any other but we tried new things, we pushed our boundaries and we set new goals. 2016 in B-town is set to explode on the silver screen with bigger and hopefully better entertainment. So without further ado, Bollyspice brings you the most anticipated films of 2016.

1.) Saala Khadoos

Anyone on social media that follows Madhavan would be witness to the actor and his transformation. The actor has posted many pictures of his life but none received quite the surprise response as pictures of him as he was preparing for this film. Someone regarded as capable but not quite a mainstream actor, Madhavan films have always met with intrigue when he is the protagonist. Saala Khadoos brings out the angry young man that Madhavan has rarely shown in Hindi cinema. After back-to-back wins with Tanu Weds Manu,
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Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro to release on 12th August 2016

One of the films we are most intrigued about and absolutely cannot wait to see is Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro and we finally have a release date! Mohenjo Daro, which stars Hrithik Roshan and newcomer Pooja Hedge, will hit theaters on on 12th August 2016. Yes, sadly 2016!

Set during the Indus Valley Civilization, Mohenjo Daro is an epic adventure-drama love story, set in an ancient era but in a modern context.

In production now, the film brings together award winning international technicians including Costume Designer April Ferry Stunt-Coordinator Glenn Boswell and VFX Supervisor Karen Goulekas to bring the world and the time of the Indus Valley Civilization to life.

Talking about the film in an earlier interview Hrithik said, “I have done a couple of films earlier too which had drama, thrill and entertainment value. But Mohenjo Daro is not that kind of a film. It is based on an
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Award Winning Hollywood VFX Supervisor for Mohenjo Daro

Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro just keeps getting bigger in scale! Following the addition of Oscar-Award nominated and Emmy-Award winning Costume Designer April Ferry to the crew, Ashutosh has roped in one more Hollywood specialist. Award winning VFX Supervisor Karen Goulekas is on board to take over the VFX reigns for Mohenjo Daro.

Karen, who has won two BAFTA Awards for Best Visual Effects, first for The Fifth Element and once again for The Day After Tomorrow, has also worked on films such as Apollo 13, Godzilla, Spider-man, 10,000 BC and more recently The Green Lantern, Looper and Don Jon.

Says Karen, “Ashutosh is an amazing story-teller with a beautiful vision for Mohenjo Daro. And now our challenge, as his creative team, is to do whatever it takes to get that vision up on that big screen for audiences to share and enjoy.”

Ashutosh Gowariker, “I am super excited to have
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Award Winning Hollywood VFX Supervisor for Mohenjo Daro

Award Winning Hollywood VFX Supervisor for Mohenjo Daro
Ashutosh Gowariker's Mohenjo Daro keeps getting bigger in scale, following the addition of Oscar-Award nominated and Emmy-Award winning Costume Designer April Ferry to the crew, Ashutosh has roped in one more Hollywood specialist. Award winning VFX Supervisor Karen Goulekas is on board to take over the VFX reigns for Mohenjo Daro. Karen, who has won two BAFTA Awards for Best Visual Effects, first for The Fifth Element and once again for The Day After Tomorrow, has also worked on films such as Apollo 13, Godzilla, Spider-man, 10,000 BC and more recently The Green Lantern, Looper and Don Jon. Says Karen, "Ashutosh is an amazing story-teller with a beautiful vision for Mohenjo Daro. And now our challenge, as his creative team, is to do whatever it takes to get that vision up on that big screen for audiences to share and enjoy." Ashutosh Gowariker, "I am super excited to have on board VFX Supervisor Karen Goulekas,
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Women Prevailing Despite Sexism in Slowly-Changing Below-the-Line Industry

When Rita Lundin was working as a driver on “Men in Black 3,” the message from her Teamsters coordinator was blunt: We don’t like to work with women.

“He told me he wouldn’t be able to sleep, thinking I wasn’t going to make it to the set and that I wouldn’t be able to do the job,” she says.

It didn’t matter that Lundin, 55, was a third-generation member of the movie industry, and grew up on the sets of films and TV shows, even appearing as an extra on “Gunsmoke” when she was a girl. Nor were her prior credits as a driver — an impressive list that includes “Iron Man” and “The Hangover” — enough proof that she could handle a job that required her to move massive trailers, set up generators and keep the stars’ cushy offscreen homes clean and in shape.

“Being a woman,
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Immersed in Movies: Talking 'Looper' VFX

Immersed in Movies: Talking 'Looper' VFX
Rian Johnson, like many directors, hated CG without really understanding it. But no more, thanks to "Looper"'s VFX supervisor, Karen Goulekas ("Green Lantern," "The Day After Tomorrow," "Spider-Man"). In fact, she made it her mission to turn Johnson into a convert. But then Goulekas had no choice: she needed A-list VFXers to create convincing work for the futuristic thriller about time traveling hit man Joseph Gordon-Levitt confronting his older self (Bruce Willis) in an existential showdown. "I kind of understand where Rian was coming from," Goulekas suggests, "because there's so much bad CG that gets done out there and that's the stuff you notice unless it's a really good, in your face, CG character. But when it's done seamlessly, you don't notice it. That's why it was so important to me that we got good vendors, obviously for my own personal craft, but also in support of Rian's...
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More Green Lantern Concept Art

With director Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern set to shoot next month, images and info about the movie have been hitting the net almost every day. In the past few weeks we’ve learned the movie will be more Iron Man than Batman Begins, Sinestro, Kilowog, and Tomar-Re will all be in the film, Karen Goulekas (The Day After Tomorrow) Kent Houston (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Jim Berney (I Am Legend) will be the people in charge of the special effects, and we also got concept art of Kilowog last week.

Now, thanks to io9, we’ve got more concept art and it’s the Guardians of the Universe and what Mark Strong as Sinestro would look like. As you can see in the image above, they’re not straying too far from the comic. Expect plenty more Green Lantern updates over the coming months.
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Imageworks Tapped For Green Lantern FX

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Imageworks Tapped For Green Lantern FX
Warner Brothers have tapped Sony Pictures Imageworks to take the lead for the visual effects for “Green Lantern”. Karen Goulekas (”The Day After Tomorrow”), Kent Houston (”The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”). and Jim Berney (”I Am Legend”) from Imageworks will be overseeing the project, an adaptation of the DC comics character and title “Green Lantern”, an test pilot chosen to become a member of the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic peacekeeping force powered by fearlessness. Houston has previously worked with Martin Campbell on the recent Mel Gibson film “Edge of Darkness.” Imageworks has previously worked on superhero-related fare such as “Watchmen,” “Superman Returns,” and Sony’s “Spider-Man” franchise. “Green Lantern”, starring [...]
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New Green Lantern Concept Art Revealed! Sony ImageWorks To Do Visual Effects

We have been covering everything we can on The Green Lantern because its such an interesting project and a huge undertaking by the same studio that brought us Batman. Over last month we have gotten 3 major casting announcements (Blake Lively, Marc Strong and Peter Sarsgard) to follow the already known Ryan Reynolds who will be playing the title character.

Then we heard who director Martin Campbell will be bringing in to help with the production of this magnitude. Having read the script I can tell you how all the pieces are in place to make an Iron Man/Star Trek caliber style film. Released today is sort of the thought process that the filmmakers are taking to the look of some of the alien lanterns in the film. Keep in mind this is just a window into the process, the finished product may look completely different than what we get
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Sony Handling ‘Green Lantern’ Visual Effects

Over the past few months we’ve had pretty steady updates about the upcoming comic book adaptation, Green Lantern, from Mark Strong being in talks to play the villain Sinestro and Blake Lively being cast as Hal Jordan’s love interest, to the project getting an award-winning crew and (probably the most important news) the movie getting the official green light. Today we get another update that Sony has been tapped to handle the visual effects on the film.

Variety reports the news that Sony Imageworks will serve as the lead visual f/x studio on Green Lantern. The overall effects supervisors are still Karen Goulekas (The Day After Tomorrow) and Kent Houston (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), but we learn now that Jim Berney (I Am Legend) will be the lead effects supervisor for Imageworks.

If you’re not familiar with the name, Sony Imageworks is responsible for the
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Imageworks Signs On for Green Lantern

Are you sick of hearing about Green Lantern yet? I hope not, because you can surely expect the steady stream of news coming out of Warner Bros to continue. They.ve done a great job the past few months keeping their upcoming adaptation fresh in the minds of comic and film fans alike. It seems like once a week we.ve been getting casting updates, story details have begun to slowly trickle down, and now, in a bit of behind the scenes news, Variety is reporting that Imageworks will be working their digital mastery on the film.s visual effects. If you were hoping this would give you an idea of what the film will look like, unfortunately you.ll be sorely disappointed, since the VFX supervisors assigned to Lantern all have produced such different work. On board are Karen Goulekas and Kent Houston,who put together The Day After
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Green Lantern Hires VFX Crew: Karen Goulekas, Kent Houston and Jim Berney

With Green Lantern heading into production in the coming months, Warner Bros. has hired the VFX supervisors that will bring him to life. According to Variety, Karen Goulekas (The Day After Tomorrow) Kent Houston (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Jim Berney (I Am Legend) will be the people in charge of making the effects look real. Also, the studio has hired Sony Pictures Imageworks as the lead visual effects studio on the film. They’ve previously done Watchmen and Superman Returns and both of those films looked great.

With the combined experience of the team WB has hired for their next big comic book movie, I’m very confident this thing is going to look great. Green Lantern is scheduled for release June 17, 2011 with Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively as the leads.
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Warner Taps Trio for Green Lantern FX

Warner Bros. has announced Sony Pictures Imageworks as the lead visual effects studio on its superhero tentpole “Green Lantern.” Overall vfx supervisors on the project are Karen Goulekas (”The Day After Tomorrow”) and Kent Houston (”The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”). Jim Berney (”I Am Legend”) will be vfx supervisor for Imageworks. Project reunites Houston with helmer Martin Campbell; pair worked together on “Edge of Darkness.”

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Sony Pictures Imageworks Gives Visual Effects to Green Lantern

Green Lantern gets turned on by Sony. Warner Bros. has set Sony Pictures Imageworks as the lead visual effects studio for its superhero film Green Lantern, which stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard.

According to Variety, vfx supervisors on the project are Karen Goulekas (The Day After Tomorrow) and Kent Houston (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus). Jim Berney (I Am Legend) will be vfx supervisor for Imageworks.

The project reunites Houston with director Martin Campbell; the pair worked together on Edge of Darkness.

Green Lantern is slated for release June 17, 2011.
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Green Lantern Gets The Green Light

Following the news that Green Lantern has acquired an award-winning film crew comes the news that the project has officially been green-lit. I think you’ll agree that’s a very important piece of the puzzle to put into place!

Word of Green Lantern officially moving forward comes from the visual effects supervisor, Karen Goulekas (Spider-Man, The Day After Tomorrow), who announced it on her blog. She said the film got green-lit a couple of days ago (Wednesday) and that shooting will take place ten weeks from now. Here’s what Goulekas wrote:

“Wow! Been a long time since I posted! But today is a day worth posting about!

Green Lantern got the official green light today! And not a second too soon – only 10 weeks out from shooting!

While it’s great news we are a go – now we have to actually get our prep done in 10 weeks!

Doh!

But
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Green Lantern a go-go

Green Lantern a go-go
Talk about down to the wire. It’s a mere 10 weeks away from its March shooting date, but Ryan Reynolds superhero flick Green Lantern has finally been given the official go ahead by Warner Bros. Visual effects supervisor Karen Goulekas confirmed the good news on her blog. “Green Lantern got the official green light today!” she wrote. “And not a second too soon - only 10 weeks out from shooting! “While it's great news we are a go - now we have to actually get our prep done in 10 weeks! But we have an...

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'Green Lantern' Gets the Green Light

Green Lantern, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s adaptation of one of DC’s most popular superheroes, has officially been given the green light.

Not that there was ever any doubt. Over the past few months, numerous reports about film locations and casting have circulated, but no news is ever quite as encouraging as a start date, which visual effects supervisor Karen Goulekas posted about on her blog.

"'Green Lantern' got the official green light today," Goulekas reported. "And not a second too soon — only 10 weeks out from shooting!"

Filming of the superhero epic, which is set to star Ryan Reynolds as test pilot-turned-space cop Hal Jordan, will reportedly take place in New Orleans. The talent assembled by director Martin Campbell includes cinematographer Dian Beebe, who won an Oscar for Memoirs of a Geisha; Lord of the Rings’ production and costume designers Grant Major and Ngila Dickson, respectively
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'Green Lantern' Gets Green Light, to Start Shooting in March

Warner Bros. Pictures has moved forward with "Green Lantern". Visual effects supervisor Karen Goulekas recently posted an update about the film through her blog page that this movie adaptation of DC Comics character has got its official green light, MTV reported.

"'Green Lantern' got the official green light today," Goulekas wrote on Wednesday, January 6. She additionally hinted that the film will kick off its principal photography in March, claiming "And not a second too soon - only 10 weeks out from shooting!"

"The Proposal" actor Ryan Reynolds has been set to play the title character. Meanwhile, there was rumor that "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively and "Elektra" actress Jennifer Garner were among the candidates to be the leading lady. Other names which were also mentioned on the list of possible Green Lantern's love interest included James Bond's girl in "Casino Royale" Eva Green, Mission: Impossible 3" star Keri Russell
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Green Lantern reportedly starts filming in March - but where's the cast?

Despite a gaping hole where there should be a full cast list, the Warner Bros superhero movie Green Lantern is to start filming in just ten weeks.

In terms of casting, we know only that Ryan Reynolds is playing the lead role of Hal Jordan, a pilot who becomes the eponymous hero when he inherits a mystical ring whose green energy can be manipulated into solid shapes.

News that director Martin Campbell will begin filming in New Orleans sometime in March came from the film's visual effects supervisor Karen Goulekas.

In a posting on her blog, which has since been removed, she wrote:

"Green Lantern got the official green light today. And not a second too soon - only 10 weeks out from shooting.

"While it's great news we are a go - now we have to actually get our prep done in 10 weeks. But we have an amazing crew -
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Green Lantern sees the (Green) Light

Never in any serious doubt Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern adaptation, starring Mr. Scarlett Johnasson – Ryan Reynolds, was given the green light today, throwing yet another comic book movie into the ring.

This will be Warners and DC’s follow up to the Josh Brolin fronted Jonah Hex, due out sometime this year.

SuperheroHype broke the news today, reporting a post on visual effects supervisor Karen Goulekas’s blog which is neatly succinct:

Wow! Been a long time since I posted! But today is a day worth posting about!

Green Lantern got the official green light today! And not a second too soon – only 10 weeks out from shooting!

While it’s great news we are a go – now we have to actually get our prep done in 10 weeks!

Campbell’s edgy, dark thriller Edge of Darkness, starring Mel Gibson, is out soon and this should prove a suitable tangent to
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