7 items from 2016
Max Landis‘ directorial debut “Me Him Her” has had its domestic distribution rights licensed by FilmBuff, which will release the comedy in select theaters and on all major VOD platforms on March 4, TheWrap has learned. Luke Bracey (“Point Break”), Emily Meade (“The Leftovers”) and Dustin Milligan (“90210”) star in the movie, which hails from the prolific writer of “Chronicle” and “American Ultra.” “Me Him Her” follows twenty-something drifter Corey (Milligan) as he arrives in Los Angeles to help his semi-famous TV star friend Brendan (Bracey) take his first steps out of the closet. As the media watches their every misstep, »
- Jeff Sneider
Victor Frankenstein set to get second chance on home video. Director Paul McGuigan’s slick, stylized action-oriented, Max Landis-penned take on Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein story, the much-maligned Victor Frankenstein, may have bombed theatrically and suffered the slings and arrows of sneering, mocking fans and indifferent critics… …but it wasn’t bad. In fact, Victor Frankenstein was…
- Chris Alexander
DC has released a preview of Max Landis’ Superman: American Alien #3, which you can see here; click on any of the gallery images for hi-res versions…
When his plane crash-lands in the middle of the ocean, 21-year-old Clark Kent finds himself at a raging party on a massive yacht and is mistaken for the guest of honor: billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne!
Superman: American Alien #3 is out tomorrow, priced $3.99.
- Amie Cranswick
The eight-part series is from young-adult author Patrick Ness, who is known for writing the “A Monster Calls” books. The series is exec produced by “Doctor Who’s” Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin and is a co-production between BBC America and BBC Cymru Wales. It is filmed in Cardiff in the U.K.
“I’m astounded and thrilled to be entering the Doctor Who universe, which is as vast as time and space itself,” said Ness. “I can’t wait for people to meet the heroes of ‘Class,’ to meet the all-new villains and aliens, to remember that the horrors of the darkest corners of existence are just about on par with having to pass your exams,” he joked.
- Whitney Friedlander
“Dirk Gently” is a cult-favorite property from the novelist known for his “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series. The series is co-produced by AMC Studios, Ideate Media and comic book publisher Idw Entertainment with Circle of Confusion producing. Exec producers are Landis, Ideate’s Arvind Ethan David and Zainir Aminullah, Idw Entertainment’s Ted Adams and David Ozer and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion.
The series will follow the surreal adventures of the highly unconventional detective and his reluctant assistant Todd as they navigate one big metaphysical mystery per season.
- Cynthia Littleton
BBC America has given an eight-episode order for a new series adaptation of the Douglas Adams novel series "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" with "Chronicle" scribe Max Landis set to pen the script.
One of the other works from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" author Adams, the series will follow the surreal adventures of the highly unconventional detective and his reluctant assistant Todd as they navigate one big metaphysical mystery per season.
In this adaptation, the character will head to the United States in a storyline envisioned by Adams that the author was working on at the time of his unexpected death.
AMC Studios, Ideate Media, Idw Entertainment and Circle of Confusion will produce the series with Landis, Arvind Ethan David, Zainir Aminullah, Ted Adams, David Ozer, David Alpert and Rick Jacobs all serving as executive producers.
The project is separate from the four-episode BBC UK adaptation of the »
- Garth Franklin
Anghus Houvouras on film critics and whether they matter…
Do film critics matter?
It’s an age-old question. One that has been asked as far back as the creation of the movie medium. Maxim Gorky, a Russian writer, was one of the first ever to pen a movie review after seeing a collection of Lumiere films in 1896. Even after witnessing the birth of this new art form, after seeing moving images for the first time, he remained ever critical:
“Their smiles are lifeless, even though their movements are full of living energy and are so swift as to be almost imperceptible. Their laughter is soundless although you see the muscles contracting in their grey faces. Before you a life is surging, a life deprived of words and shorn of the living spectrum of colours — the grey, the soundless, the bleak and dismal life.”
The miracle of the motion picture presented »
- Anghus Houvouras
7 items from 2016
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