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100 Essential Action Scenes: Heists

14 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

Hollywood has had a long love affair with the heist sub-genre. Dating as far back as the silent film era with 1928’s Alias Jimmy Valentine, and transcending various genres like westerns (The War Wagon), war (Kelly’s Heroes) and even animation (Toy Story 3), the heist has tantalized our fantasies and outsmarted our wits for decades. Whether it’s for the very last time before retirement, gathering the gang back together for a big payday or for the thrill of pulling off the perfect robbery, all heist films share one key element: commitment to a plan. »

- Shane Ramirez

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Ron Howard’s Inferno Begins Photography; Stars Tom Hanks (Photos)

11 May 2015 5:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Principal photography has commenced on Inferno, the new film in Columbia Pictures’ Robert Langdon series, which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date. The film is slated for release on October 14, 2016.

In the film, Academy Award winner Tom Hanks reprises his role as Robert Langdon. He is joined by an international cast of actors, including Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, and Sidse Babett Knudsen.

The film is directed by Ron Howard and produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. The screenplay is by David Koepp, based on the book by Dan Brown. The project’s executive producers are David Householter, Dan Brown, Anna Culp, and William M. Connor.

Inferno continues the Harvard symbologist’s adventures on screen: when Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help »

- Michelle McCue

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Tom Hanks And Felicity Jones Take Venice In Inferno Set Photos

4 May 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though neither The Da Vinci Code nor Angels and Demons wowed critics, Universal execs were certainly thrilled with both films’ box office performance (the former was 2006’s second highest-grossing film, while the latter was 2009’s ninth), and so threequel Inferno is moving full steam ahead. Cameras are currently rolling on the film, with shooting having recently concluded in Venice, Italy, and director Ron Howard (who also directed the two previous installments) has been tweeting some snaps from the production.

Tom Hanks reprises the role of Professor Robert Langdon, who awakens in an Italian hospital with no memory of how he got there. Partnering with the brilliant and beautiful Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones, hot off an Academy Award nomination for her powerhouse performance in The Theory of Everything), Langdon attempts to recover his lost memories and in the process ends up hunting a madman with plans to release a deadly »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Time Machine: Paltrow Silvery Oscar Dress at 83rd Academy Awards

1 May 2015 6:03 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Gwyneth Paltrow silver dress on the Oscars' Red Carpet Gwyneth Paltrow at the Academy Awards Donning a shining silver dress, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Paltrow's latest movie, Country Strong, was up for a Best Song Oscar. It lost to the Toy Story 3 ditty "We Belong Together," by Randy Newman. More than a decade ago, Gwyneth Paltrow took home the Best Actress Oscar for John Madden's Shakespeare in Love (1998), a romantic comedy-drama also featuring Joseph Fiennes (as William Shakespeare), Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush, and this year's Best Actor Oscar winner, Colin Firth (The King's Speech). Paltrow's (moderately) gender-bending Shakespeare in Love heroine remains her only Oscar-nominated performance to date. Directed by Shana Feste, Country Strong fared decently at the U.S. box office, but not as well as some had expected. Besides Gwyneth Paltrow, the cast includes »

- D. Zhea

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First Inferno Pictures Feature Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in Da Vinci Code Sequel

29 April 2015 4:43 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Quite a few big upcoming movies started production this week, including the next film in Universal’s franchise of Dan Brown adaptations. The Da Vinci Code and its follow-up Angels & Demons were both sizeable box office successes, and director Ron Howard and Co. are indeed moving right along with the next entry, Inferno. Based on Brown’s novel of the same name, the story finds Tom Hanks’ Robert Langdon waking up in an Italian hospital with amnesia and subsequently teaming up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (played by Felicity Jones) to try and recover his memories. They also attempt to prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s Inferno. Inferno is actually the fourth book in Brown’s series of novels, and while a feature film adaptation of The Lost Symbol was developed, Universal ultimately opted to go with Inferno next. As filming is now underway in »

- Adam Chitwood

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Daily | Majewski, Koepp, Franju

28 April 2015 7:54 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

David Simon, creator of The Wire, has spent the night engaged in an online conversation about Baltimore. Also in today's roundup: Tilda Swinton and Chuck Close in conversation, Jonathan Rosenbaum on Mark Rappaport, David Bordwell on David Koepp, Harun Farocki on Michael Klier, interviews with Lech Majewski, Roy Andersson, Daniel Clowes and Ennio Morricone, essays on Georges Franju's Eyes Without a Face, Laura Mulvey, Orson Welles and Citizen Kane and John Schlesinger’s Darling, remembering cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, plus news of an unseen film by Manoel de Oliveira and more. » - David Hudson »

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Ron Howard's "Inferno" Begins Production

27 April 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filming has officially begun on "Inferno," the third film based on a Dan Brown novel featuring the character of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks). Ron Howard has posted the first behind the scenes images from the shoot which has kicked off in Venice.

In this chapter, Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s immortal tome.

Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy and Sidse Babett Knudsen also star in the film which boasts a script by David Koepp. The film is currently targeting an October 14th 2016 release.

Day one #InfernoMovie w/my pal @tomhanks on location in #Venice #Italy rolling cameras on the #canals pic.twitter.com/s262BubrX9

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) April 27, 2015

And so it begins. »

- Garth Franklin

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Irrfan Khan roped in for Hollywood film Inferno

14 April 2015 5:45 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Irrfan Khan, who was earlier seen in big ticket Hollywood films The Amazing Spider Man and Life of Pi, continues his association with the west with his next venture that will be helmed by Ron Howard. In fact Director/producer Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have cast an energetic company of some of the world's most talented and interesting rising international stars to join Tom Hanks in Inferno, the new film in the Robert Langdon series. The Imagine Entertainment production, which has a screenplay by David Koepp based on the book by Dan Brown, is slated for release on October 14, 2016 and will begin principal photography at the end of April. The project's executive producers are Dan Brown, Anna Culp, Bill Connor, and David Householter. Inferno continues the Harvard symbologist's adventures on screen, when Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Ron Howard to shoot Inferno in Rome, shares pre-production photos

3 April 2015 12:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Italian site Bad Taste has reported that director Ron Howard will begin shooting Inferno, the third Tom Hanks-led Robert Langdon story, in Florence at the end of April through mid-May when the production moves to Instanbul and Venezia.

Howard took to Facebook and posted some behind-the scenes looks at the decision-making process of he and his team as they choose shots for an opening action sequence. The foam-core models depict the spire of Badìa Fiorentina, which has historical ties to Dante Alighieri and plays host to a mysterious figure at the beginning of Brown’s novel.

Inferno is the third Dan Brown adaptation undertaken by Howard and producing partner Brian Grazer, and sees Robert Langdon waking up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, before he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague »

- Scott J. Davis

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'Da Vinci Code' Sequel 'Inferno' Shoots This April in Italy

1 April 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After the main cast was announced in February, production is about to get under way on director Ron Howard's Robert Langdon adventure Inferno. BadTaste.it is reporting that filming is set to begin at the end of April in Florence, Italy, where shooting will take place until mid-May. Production will then move to Venice, Italy and then Istanbul, Turkey.

Inferno is the third adaptation of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon novels, following The Da Vinci Code (2006) and Angels & Demons (2009). Tom Hanks returns as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia. Felicity Jones plays Dr. Sienna Brooks, who helps Langdon recover his memory and unravel a terrorist plot that has ties to Dante Alighieri's literary classic Inferno.

The supporting cast includes Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan and Sidse Babett Knudsen. We also reported earlier this month that Ben Foster is in talks to play the villain. »

- MovieWeb

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Trailer Watch: Julius Onah’s The Girl is Trouble

29 March 2015 3:56 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Executive producer Spike Lee’s name is all over this trailer, but I’m excited to finally see The Girl is Trouble because of its writer/director, Julius Onah, who I selected as one of our 25 New Faces way back in 2010. At the time of his selection, Onah was prepping this movie, and since its shooting, he became attached to a David Koepp-scripted thriller starring Jared Leto. The trailer seems a bit of a standard issue “guns and a girl” thriller, but I read the original script, which married a film noir storyline with a smart take on the Lower East […] »

- Scott Macaulay

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Snow White prequel The Huntsman finds three new dwarfs

19 March 2015 11:55 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has continued to push forward with its prequel tale to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman by adding three actors into the mix to form part of the new dwarfs set to feature in The Huntsman.

Similarly to the original film, three British actors have been cast in the roles alongside the returning Nick Frost as Nion. Gavin & Stacey stars Rob Brydon and Sheridan Smith have joined the cast, as has Alexandra Roach who co-starred in 2013’s One Chance.

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan makes his directorial debut with the film, which has Chris Hemsworth (The Hunstman) and Charlize Theron (Ravenna) reprising their roles from the original, joined by Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) and Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year).

The prequel is set in the same world as the previous film, but tells a new chapter in the story which focuses on the Huntsman and Ravenna’s lives before »

- Scott J. Davis

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'Da Vinci Code' Sequel 'Inferno' Wants Ben Foster as the Villain

10 March 2015 1:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one month after confirming the main cast for Sony Pictures' new Robert Langdon adaptation Inferno, Ben Foster is in talks to star in this sequel to the 2006 blockbuster The Da Vinci Code and 2009's Angels & Demons. Tom Hanks is reprising his role as Robert Langdon from the first two movies in this adaptation of Dan Brown's novel of the same name, which follows an unraveling conspiracy that centers on Dante Alighieri's classic poem Inferno, about the nine circles of hell.

Ben Foster is playing a villainous scientist obsessed with the novel, who is trying to hatch a scheme to unleash a virus that will solve the world's issues with overpopulation. Other confirmed cast members include Felicity Jones as Dr. Sienna Brooks, who helps Robert Langdon recover from amnesia after waking up in an Italian hospital, Omar Sy as Christoph Bruder, Irrfan Khan as Harry Sims, also known »

- MovieWeb

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Sony and Immersive Team Up for Diverse 5 Movie Slate

25 February 2015 4:55 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment has entered into a two-year, first-look deal with Josh Bratman's Immersive Pictures, it was announced today by Michael De Luca and Hannah Minghella, presidents of Production for Columbia Pictures. In the deal, Bratman is developing and will produce a number of films for the studio. Here's what Michael De Luca and Hannah Minghella had to say in a joint statement.

"Josh has been an important part of the Sony Pictures family for many years. This deal just cements that fact. He's an incredibly skilled producer, capable of the best work on many different kinds of films. We're thrilled that we'll be keeping him in-house as he continues to work on some of our most important development projects."

Here are the projects that Josh Bratman will develop for Sony through his Immersive Pictures company.

The Harlem Hellfighters, based on the bestselling graphic novel by Max Brooks (the »

- MovieWeb

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Sony and Immersive Team Up for Diverse 5 Movie Slate

25 February 2015 4:55 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment has entered into a two-year, first-look deal with Josh Bratman's Immersive Pictures, it was announced today by Michael De Luca and Hannah Minghella, presidents of Production for Columbia Pictures. In the deal, Bratman is developing and will produce a number of films for the studio. Here's what Michael De Luca and Hannah Minghella had to say in a joint statement.

"Josh has been an important part of the Sony Pictures family for many years. This deal just cements that fact. He's an incredibly skilled producer, capable of the best work on many different kinds of films. We're thrilled that we'll be keeping him in-house as he continues to work on some of our most important development projects."

Here are the projects that Josh Bratman will develop for Sony through his Immersive Pictures company.

The Harlem Hellfighters, based on the bestselling graphic novel by Max Brooks (the »

- MovieWeb

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Sony Signs First-Look Deal with Josh Bratman

25 February 2015 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed a two-year first-look deal with Josh Bratman’s Immersive Pictures.

Bratman will produce half a dozen projects for the studio under the deal:

–“The Harlem Hellfighters,” based on the graphic novel by Max Brooks (“World War Z”), with Overbrook Entertainment;

— “The Black Count,” based on Tom Reiss’ biography of General Alex Dumas, with John Legend’s Get Lifted Productions and Cary Fukunaga attached to adapt and direct;

— “The Sculptor,” based on Scott McCloud’s graphic novel, which Bratman will produce with Scott Rudin;

— “The Themis Files,” an upcoming sci-fi debut novel by Sylvain Neuvel, which David Koepp will adapt and on which Bratman will team with Matt Tolmach Productions;

— and “Descender,” based on Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s upcoming graphic novel.

Before founding Immersive Pictures, Bratman worked as an executive for Sony Pictures-based Michael De Luca Productions for over a decade, overseeing end executive »

- Dave McNary

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Irrfan Khan And Omar Sy Join Hanks & Howard For ‘Inferno’

18 February 2015 12:59 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’d already announced that Tom Hanks and Ron Howard would reunite for another Dan Brown adaptation last summer with Inferno and now they’ve added more big names to the dramatic cast and we’ve got the first promotional shots below.

With a screenplay by David Koepp, based on the book by Dan Brown, the film is set for release on October 14th, 2016 and begins principal photography at the end of April. Inferno continues the Harvard symbologist’s adventures on screen: when Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s “Inferno.”

With Felicity Jones previously confirmed as Dr. Sienna Brooks, they’ve added Irrfan Khan, best known for his roles in Slumdog Millionaire and Life Of Pi, who »

- Dan Bullock

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Irrfan Khan & Omar Sy Join Tom Hanks & Felicity Jones In Ron Howard’s ‘Inferno’

18 February 2015 6:38 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Columbia Pictures’ Robert Langdon series — featuring the $1.2 billion collective earning of “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons”— is a go again, with director/producer Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer at the helm. In the latest installment, “Inferno," Tom Hanks is back to star, and some new players are joining him. Written by David Koepp (“Mortdecai”), and based on the book by Dan Brown, it will begin principal photography at the end of April. Newly announced members of the cast include Irrfan Khan (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “Life of Pi,” and “The Lunchbox”) who takes the role of Harry Sims, also known as The Provost. French actor Omar Sy (“The Intouchables,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Jurassic World”) will play Christoph Bruder. And perhaps most excitingly is Sidse Babett Knudsen of "Borgen" and "The Duke Of Burgundy" fame taking the part of Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organization. »

- Edward Davis

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Cast Announced For Third Robert Langdon Movie Inferno

18 February 2015 4:29 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Director/producer Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have cast an energetic company of some of the world’s most talented and interesting rising international stars to join Tom Hanks in Inferno, the new film in Columbia Pictures’ Robert Langdon series, which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date. The Imagine Entertainment production, which has a screenplay by David Koepp based on the book by Dan Brown, is slated for release on October 14, 2016 and will begin principal photography at the end of April.  The project’s executive producers are Dan Brown, Anna Culp, Bill Connor, and David Householter. Inferno continues the Harvard symbologist’s adventures on screen: when Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s “Inferno. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Dan Brown's Inferno: cast confirmed for movie version

17 February 2015 11:28 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tom Hanks is to be joined by Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy and more for the adaptation of Dan Brown's Inferno...

As if there was any doubt, the movie adaptation of Dan Brown's Inferno is now moving ahead, with principal photography on the film set to commence in April.

The film will see Tom Hanks reprising the role of Robert Langdon for the third time - following The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, neither of which were much cop - with Ron Howard again directing.

David Koepp has written the screenplay for this one, and we've also got some confirmed casting for Inferno as well.

As had been previously reported, Felicity Jones (Oscar nominated for her work in The Theory Of Everything) is on board, and she's going to be playing Dr Sienna Brooks. Irrfan Khan meanwhile - who has Life Of Pi and Jurassic World »

- simonbrew

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