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Ace to honour Frank Marshall

20 January 2015 1:47 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Frank Marshall will receive the American Cinema Editors’ Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker Of The Year Award in Los Angeles on January 30.

Prior Ace Golden Eddie honournees including Steven Spielberg, Norman Jewison, Alexander Payne, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Saul Zaentz and Paul Greengrass.

Margaret Nagle has been chosen by the Writers Guild Of America, West to receive the 2015 Paul Selvin Award for her screenplay The Good Lie. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Frank Marshall Selected as the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year by American Cinema Editors

20 January 2015 12:08 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Prolific filmmaker Frank Marshall has been selected by the Board of Directors of the American Cinema Editors (Ace) to be honored with the organization’s prestigious Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award.  The award will be presented at the 65thAnnual Ace Eddie Awards black-tie ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” stated the Ace Board of Directors.  “From “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Sixth Sense” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy, among so many others, Mr. Marshall has made – and continues to make – a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape.  We are honored to recognize him for his extraordinary accomplishments.”

Marshall joins a distinguished group of past Ace Golden Eddie honorees including Steven Spielberg, »

- Michelle McCue

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The Speed of Causality: Michael Mann's "Blackhat"

20 January 2015 11:39 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

“Look at where you are.”

(Spoilers abound.)

Michael Mann’s new film, Blackhat, is a paradox of magnitudes and proximities. The scale is global, as announced in the opening shots that rhyme with the Universal logo just prior and, thanks to the dissolves down to Earth, Charles and Ray Eames' 1977 Powers of Ten. Once on ground, in a nuclear reactor’s control room, the powers of cinema take us yet deeper, smaller, to see how fast data travels across minuscule relays inside a screen, a computer, a network. And this data, or code, is made visible as points of light—dots arrayed and racing in tandem with the image (itself a fiction of code, or data) of this new vast universe—given weight through the thunder and crackle of sound design—a truly cinematic sequence of movement/animation no text can replicate.

This opening serves to illustrate the mechanisms »

- Ryland Walker Knight

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Frank Marshall Honored by American Cinema Editors as Filmmaker of the Year

20 January 2015 7:29 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Frank Marshall has been selected by the American Cinema Editors as the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year.

The award will be presented at the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards on Jan. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Marshall has received five Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, including “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Color Purple,” “The Sixth Sense,” ” Seabiscuit” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” said the Ace Board of Directors. “From ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ ‘The Sixth Sense’ and the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy, among so many others, Mr. Marshall has made — and continues to make — a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape. We are honored to recognize him for his extraordinary accomplishments.”

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- Dave McNary

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Frank Marshall Wins Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker Of The Year Award

20 January 2015 6:47 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The producer whose credits include Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The Color Purple, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button will be handed the award at a ceremony in L.A. on January 30.

Frank Marshall has helped shape American film, treating audiences to some of the most well-loved, successful and enduring films in cinematic history,” says the board of Ace, an honorary society of film editors. He “has made – and continues to make – a profound and indelible contribution to the cinematic landscape.”

Previous Golden Eddie winners include Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Norman Jewison, Alexander Payne, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Saul Zaentz, Paul Greengrass and Stanley Donen.

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- The Deadline Team

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Q&A: Nicolas Saada Opens Up About Stacy Martin Starrer ‘Taj Mahal’

17 January 2015 1:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Variety caught up with Nicolas Saada, a former French film journo at the prestigious mag Les Cahiers du Cinema and a screenwriter who made his directorial debut with “Spy (es).” For his sophomore outing, Saada is tackling the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack with “Taj Mahal,” a psychological thriller toplining “Nymphomaniac” star Stacy Martin as a young woman who was trapped in one of the suites of the hotel during the assault. Sold by Bac Films and produced by Patrick Sobelman at Agat Films, the $8 million film is based on the true story of one of the survivors, taking place over one night inside Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, which was seized by terrorists who took guests hostage.

Variety: What made you want to make a film about this terrorist attack in Mumbai? 

When I was promoting “Spy (ies),” I lived the Mumbai attack minute by minute. And it happened »

- Elsa Keslassy

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DGA Nominations Give Boost to ‘Imitation Game,’ ‘American Sniper’ (Analysis)

13 January 2015 11:48 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tuesday’s DGA nominations are good news for Morten Tyldum, not so good for Ava DuVernay and David Fincher — though the exclusions don’t mean they don’t still have Oscar nomination possibilities.

With only five slots, some deserving folks didn’t make the cut. However, they shouldn’t give up hope: The nominees for the Directors Guild of America and Oscar have been identical only five times since 1970.

It’s an international race, with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Birdman”) hailing from Mexico; Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”) from Norway; two from Texas, Wes Anderson (“Grand Budapest Hotel”) and Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”); and one California native, Clint Eastwood (“American Sniper”).

The omission of DuVernay wasn’t a surprise, since the 15,000 voters of the DGA were not sent screeners of “Selma” (though Academy members were). And many pundits predicted a nod for Fincher (“Gone Girl”). Possible dark horses included James Marsh, “The Theory of Everything”; Damien Chazelle, »

- Tim Gray

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DGA Nominations: Eastwood is Fashionably Late Yet Again

13 January 2015 11:34 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Directors Guild of America have spoken and raised the Eastwood flag yet again. The 84 year old director cruised to a nomination for his conservative military drama American Sniper. It's his fourth nomination with the DGA. He has won twice before at the DGA and also received a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Academy has nominated him even more often for directing as American Sniper will be his fifth Best Director nomination should it come to pass. Eastwood has a habit of crashing the party late. He did it in 2004 with Million Dollar Baby when everyone was preparing for an Aviator sweep. He did it in 2006 with the tiny grossing nearly black and white foreign language film Letters from Iwo Jima and he looks like he'll do it again on Thursday for American Sniper.

DGA Nominees:

Wes Anderson, Grand Budapest Hotel

Clint Eastwood American Sniper

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman

Richard Linklater, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Predicting The Directors Guild Of America Nominees For Feature Film

12 January 2015 7:14 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Tomorrow, the Directors Guild of America will announce their nominations for their 67th annual awards, so let’s take a look at whose names we’ll most likely be seeing in those five coveted slots for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures.

Last year, it wasn’t particularly hard to narrow down the five finalists. We had solid locks with Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O. Russell (American Hustle), and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street). That final slot had a couple of potential names that could have filled it, but Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) seemed the most likely candidate, and indeed was chosen by the DGA. However, the Academy decided to replace him later on with Alexander Payne for the over-hyped and disappointing Nebraska.

This year is a completely different ballgame. As it stands, there are only two names that appear to be locks, »

- Jeff Beck

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Bourne film will not include Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner crossover

10 January 2015 10:05 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bourne producer Frank Marshall has suggested that Aaron Cross will not team up with Jason Bourne in the next movie.

Damon is returning to the thriller series having played CIA assassin Bourne in the first three movies, while Jeremy Renner starred as Cross in The Bourne Legacy.

Marshall told Collider when asked about a potential crossover: "We don't have plans for that. You never know. I never say never. But that's not the plan. They're on separate tracks.

"It was really the challenge of finding the story. If you look back five or six years ago, when we were maybe going on, we just didn't have a story. It's taken this long for us to come up with a story that everybody responded to."

Marshall appears to have changed his opinion, having previously stated in the lead-up to The Bourne Legacy's release: "You see there are several different [special ops] programmes »

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Jeremy Renner & Matt Damon's 'Bourne' Franchises Won't Meet

9 January 2015 1:16 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Ever since it was revealed that Matt Damon was returning to the Jason Bourne franchise with director Paul Greengrass behind the camera again, fans were already hoping that there would be some kind of cross over with The Bourne Legacy franchise that Jeremy Renner stepped into in 2012. However, if producer Frank Marshall is to be believed, that may not happen at all. Though Marshall once said that Damon and Renner may be able to team up sometime down the road, a conversation with Collider indicated a complete 180 on that prospect happening as the producer says, "We don’t have plans for that." Read on! Of course, Marshall doesn't close the door entirely as he continues, "You never know. I never say never. But that’s not the plan. They’re on separate tracks." In a way that makes sense, but since both Aaron Cross and Jason Bourne have turned on »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross Will Not Meet Matt Damon's Jason Bourne On The Big Screen Says Frank Marshall

9 January 2015 11:59 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"You see there are several different programmes in the movie with different skill sets. All possibilities are open. My dream is that in the next one we see Matt and Jeremy team up," producer Frank Marshall said, with a possible twinkle in his eye, in the lead up to the release of "The Bourne Legacy." That attempted spinoff was a disappointment both financially and creatively, and it left Universal, at least for a moment, with a franchise in trouble. Plans were still moving along for another installment starring Jeremy Renner, but then a miracle happened: Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass finally agreed to return for another 'Bourne' adventure, Renner's movie was postponed, and now it looks like Aaron Cross will be a distant memory for now.  Chatting with Collider, Marshall has now switched gears entirely, and it looks like it's a Bourne-only world after all, at least as far as movies are concerned. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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No "Bourne" Crossover, "Goonies 2" Update

9 January 2015 11:53 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Producer Frank Marshall is out doing press this week at the TCA Winter Press Tour and has spoken about both the next film in the Jason Bourne franchise, as well as the long-gestating sequel to the beloved family adventure film "The Goonies".

As we know, the next 'Bourne' film sees both Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return to the franchise, and as a result the next film featuring Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross character from "The Bourne Legacy" is being pushed back.

Collider spoke with Marshall and asked if there is any plans for Renner's Cross to crossover with Damon's Bourne. Marshall says: "We don't have plans for that. You never know. I never say never. But that's not the plan. They're on separate tracks."

Marshall says the main reason Damon and Greengrass are returning is that they now have a story everyone is keen to do: "It was »

- Garth Franklin

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Frank Marshall Talks about 'Bourne' Films and 'Goonies' Sequel

9 January 2015 11:11 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

During the TCA winter press tour, executive producer Frank Marshall was on hand to present the new documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing at All which will revolve around the life of the famous entertainer and which will be broadcast on HBO. Aside from the documentary, Marshall talked to Collider about how Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon are reuniting in a new Bourne film and that there are no plans for this film to crossover with the upcoming one featuring Jeremy Renner. He also discussed the possibility of a new Indiana Jones film (there is no plan in place) and a Goonies sequel.

Read his comments below:

How big of a challenge was it to get Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass back together, since it sounded like that wouldn’t happen again?Marshall:  It was really the challenge of finding the story.  If you look back five or six years ago, »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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Producer Frank Marshall Has No Plans For A Bourne Crossover With Damon and Renner

9 January 2015 11:08 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I enjoyed about 65% of The Bourne Legacy, the Jeremy Renner-starring spin-off of the original Bourne trilogy. The entire third act was a complete joke, but I was with it up until that point, and I thought it did a pretty good job pulling back the curtain to reveal some larger scheming and machinations that had been going on during the events of the first three films. Universal was all set to put out a sequel to that film with Justin Lin on board to direct, but against all odds, they were able to convince Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon to return to reprise their roles as director and star (respectively) in a brand new Bourne film, so the Legacy sequel was pushed back.

Considering that the two films already share the same cinematic universe (something that's all the rage in Hollywood right now), and that you have two Oscar-caliber actors attached in lead roles, »

- Ben Pearson

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'Bourne 5' Won't Bring Damon and Renner Together

9 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, Universal Pictures shifted the Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel from July 15, 2016 to July 29, 2016, which brings Matt Damon back as Jason Bourne for the first time since 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum. The actor had stated for years that he will not revisit the role unless Paul Greengrass comes back to direct, but back in September, Universal announced that this long-awaited sequel is finally happening. Ever since then, fans have been wondering if the studio plans on showcasing both Matt Damon's Jason Bourne and Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross from 2012's The Bourne Legacy in the same movie, since it isn't clear what is happening with the Untitled Jeremy Renner Bourne Sequel. During a new interview with Collider, producer Frank Marshall set the record straight, revealing that they have no plans to bring Jason Bourne and Aaron Cross together.

"We don't have plans for that. You never know. »

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Producer Says The Two Bourne Franchises Will Not Cross Over

9 January 2015 9:03 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I think we are all at least somewhat excited for the return of Matt Damon to the Bourne franchise, alongside director Paul Greengrass. But if you were expecting to see an overlapping of Damon’s Jason Bourne with Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross character from The Bourne Legacy, you are going to be disappointed. According to executive producer Frank Marshall, that crossover is not going to happen.

Speaking to interviewers following a panel about an upcoming Sinatra documentary, Marshall discussed the future of the Bourne franchise, as well as several other projects he has coming up. The producer is happy to have managed to get Damon and Greengrass back together for a new Bourne film, especially given that neither seemed to want to return to the franchise initially. But while Renner’s Aaron Cross will remain a part of the franchise itself, Marshall states that there are no plans to »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Frank Marshall says there are no plans for Jason Bourne to meet Aaron Cross

9 January 2015 8:50 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Ever since the word came that the Jeremy Renner led sequel to The Bourne Legacy was being pushed to accomodate Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass' return for Bourne 5, the internet has been abuzz with the potential cross-over of these two super-spies. No one had firmly ruled it out as a possibility. Until now, that is. Producer Frank Marshall was asked about whether or not we should get excited about seeing Aaron Cross and Jason Bourne facing off after each of their upcoming sequels. The »

- Alex Maidy

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Three more join Alexander Payne’s Downsizing

9 January 2015 6:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After delivering another knockout film last year with the sincere Nebraska, director Alexander Payne is busy at work gearing up to shoot his latest film, Downsizing, a science-fiction dramedy about a man  and his wife who try to reinvigorate their lives and voluntarily have themselves shrunk down. Unfortunately for the man, his wife backs out at the last minute.

During the last week, Oscar Winners Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting, The Adjustment Bureau) and Reese Witherspoon (Wild, Inherent Vice) have signed on to play the leading couple of the film, but The Wrap is today reporting that Jason Sudeikis (We’re The Millers), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) , and upcoming Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris (Gone Girl) have all signed on to join the project in unspecified roles.

Downsizing sees Payne re-team with co-writer Jim Taylor after their work together on Sideways and The Descendants, and is co-produced by Annapurna Pictures, the company behind American Hustle. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Jeremy Renner Won't Appear in Matt Damon's New Jason Bourne Film

9 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Universal Pictures recently announced that it's bringing back Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass for a new "Jason Bourne" installment. The studio then placed Jeremy Renner's "The Bourne Legacy" sequel on hold and gave the film's release date to Matt Damon's Bourne movie. Now comes word that Damon's movie has moved from July 15th, 2016 to July 29th, 2016, possibly to avoid competing against "Star Trek 3." And even though fans have been hoping that the new film will unite Damon and Renner, it turns out there are currently no plans for that. "We don't have plans for that," said producer Frank Marshall. "You never know. I never say never. But that's not the plan. They.re on separate tracks." Marshall went on to say that Renner's "The Bourne Legacy" sequel is still in the works. »

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