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No one at Naughty Dog has read the Uncharted movie script, says Neil Druckmann

24 February 2017 12:46 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday Joe Carnahan spoke about his screenplay for the upcoming Uncharted film adaptation, stating that: “I definitely didn’t write it as a PG-13 movie.”

The decision to go for an R-rating has caused some controversy, with one fan tweeting Naughty Dog’s creative director Neil Druckmann to express their opinion. However, it appears that Naughty Dog, the developer behind the Uncharted series has not been involved in development of the movie, with Druckmann responding to the tweet with the following…

No one at Naughty Dog has read the script. No idea what the movie is about let alone its tone. https://t.co/lc64Pevqyk

Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) February 23, 2017

So it appears that Naughty Dog has had no creative input into the movie so far, and with production set to get underway in the next few months under director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum), it would seem »

- Thomas Roach

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Shawn Levy And Fox Developing Big-Screen Adaptation Of The Three Dark Crowns Saga

24 February 2017 8:49 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The landmark success of Netflix’s Stranger Things coupled with Arrival, which bagged eight Oscar nominations ahead of Sunday’s main event, ensured Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps banner enjoyed a remarkable 2016. And things are only looking up.

Not only has Levy been tasked with dragging Sony’s long-gestating Uncharted movie out of development hell, but Variety brings word that the prolific writer-director-producer has signed on to develop an adaptation of Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns. 20th Century Fox swooped in to acquire feature film rights for Blake’s fantasy saga – along with its three yet-to-be-published sequels – before 21 Laps also pledged their support.

Three Dark Crowns is the title of the first novel, which graced store shelves in September. The second entry, One Dark Throne, is set to be published in September of 2017, with Blake and HarperLee seemingly adhering to an annual release schedule. As for the planned adaptation, we »

- Michael Briers

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Joe Carnahan hypes his Uncharted script, confirms R rating and talks Indiana Jones comparisons

24 February 2017 5:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony’s film adaptation of their groundbreaking video game franchise Uncharted has certainly regained life with Stranger ThingsShawn Levy coming aboard to direct a seemingly faithful script treatment from Joe Carnahan (The Grey). Speaking to ComingSoon, Carnahan discussed the likely MPAA rating, action, and inevitable Indiana Jones comparisons.

Carnahan states “When I wrote Uncharted I didn’t spare the rod. I wrote it the way the video game is. They swear in the game, they’re kinda foul-mouthed and I kept all that stuff intact and I definitely didn’t write it as a PG-13 movie, I wrote it the way that movie should be written. PG-13 in a lot of ways is a cop out, and I think its been exposed as such.”

What’s interesting is that although Uncharted does contain quite a bit of foul language, the F word is never uttered. Maybe he means that »

- Robert Kojder

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‘Three Dark Crowns’ Fantasy Novel to Get Movie Adaptation at Fox

23 February 2017 3:55 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox is developing a feature film based on Kendare Blake’s bestselling fantasy novel “Three Dark Crowns,” with Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps producing.

The studio acquired feature rights to the four-volume series. The first book, published in September by HarperTeen Books, follows triplets who are all equal heirs to the crown and have magical powers — one can spark flames or storms, another can ingest the deadliest poisons, and the third can bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

The second book, “One Dark Throne,” will be published in September.

Levy will produce with Dan Levine. Natalie Lehmann will oversee for 21 Laps, while Daria Cercek oversees for Fox.

21 Laps produced “Arrival,” which was nominated for eight Academy Awards, and the Netflix series “Stranger Things,” which won the top comedy series awards at the Producers Guild and SAG awards.

21 Laps’ credits also include the “Night at the Museum” franchise, »

- Dave McNary

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High-concept fantasy series Three Dark Crowns is coming to Fox

23 February 2017 2:13 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

We've still got some time until HBO's Game Of Thrones draws to its inevitably bloody conclusion, but one has to wonder what will then scratch that entertainment itch for fans of swords, sorcery, and high-fantasy action? Well, it could very well be that Shawn Levy, his 21 Laps Entertainment label, and Fox's Three Dark Crowns will answer the call. Hot off of acquiring the rights to A... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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Fox & Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Acquire ‘Three Dark Crowns’

23 February 2017 1:26 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Fox has acquired feature rights to Three Dark Crowns, the bestselling Kendare Blake novel published by Harper Teen Books. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment will produce. It is the second recent big book deal for Fox and Levy: they just won an auction for A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising. Three Dark Crowns is the first of four planned volumes, a fantasy series about magically gifted triplet queens who must use their powers against each other in a… »

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Joe Carnahan is scripting Fox’s X-Force movie

23 February 2017 9:28 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Joe Carnahan is a busy man at the moment. He’s writing Shawn Levy’s Uncharted movie, prepping his next directorial effort Bad Boys for Life, and recently announced a remake of The Raid with Frank Grillo.

Well, we can now add another project to his slate, as Collider is reporting that Carnahan is currently scripting an X-Force adaptation for 20th Century Fox. The site states that at present, he is only contracted for the screenplay, but could potentially direct should Fox like his script.

Fox was developing an X-Force movie a few years back, with Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) writing, but the potential X-Men spinoff was put on hold once the studio decided to move forward with Deadpool.

X-Force revolves around a team of mutants who adopt a more militant approach to that of the X-Men. In the comic books, the team has had a revolving roster of members, »

- Gary Collinson

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Uncharted Screenwriter Joe Carnahan Sheds New Light On Script And “Crazy” Action Sequences

23 February 2017 7:57 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A Thief’s End, Naughty Dog’s latest and arguably greatest entry into the swashbuckling Uncharted franchise, brought the curtain down on Nathan Drake’s saga with aplomb – but Nolan North’s wisecracking mascot is about to find new life on the big screen.

That’s right, after years spent simmering on the brink of production, Sony is finally beginning to make serious headway on a live-action adaptation after hiring both Shawn Levy and Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, The Raid) to direct and write, respectively. The latter turned in a first draft of the script late last year and now, during an interview with Coming Soon, Carnahan has shed new light on his pitch, the possibility of an R rating, and why his vision contains some of the “biggest, f***in’ craziest action sequences” he’s ever put on paper.

First up, here’s how Carnahan approached Nathan Drake’s »

- Michael Briers

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Uncharted Script Was Written as a Crazy, R-Rated Action Movie

22 February 2017 4:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After many years of false starts and a lot of creative people trying their hand at getting it done, Sony's Uncharted movie finally looks to be in good shape. Production is expected to start this summer now that the most recent draft of the script, which was written by The Grey director Joe Carnahan, is finished. Specific details on the movie have been a little sparse, but now the writer has opened up about his take on the popular video game and he didn't pull any punches. It looks like Uncharted is going to be an R-rated, full on crazy action movie.

Joe Carnahan recently spoke with Comingsoon about his script for Uncharted, which he reportedly finished last month. When talking about his approach, he revealed that the movie was definitely not written as a PG-13 version and that he wrote it the way he felt it needed to be done. »

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‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moana’ Win Mpse Golden Reel Awards

20 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” earned the top two sound editing awards Sunday night at the 64th Mpse Golden Reel Awards, while Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” and Disney’s “Moana” took musical and animation honors.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble” and “Warcraft: The Beginning” won for documentary and score.

Hacksaw Ridge” now becomes the favorite to beat “La La Land” in the Oscar battle.

TV winners included “Westworld” (for both long form and short form FX/Foley), “The Night of” “Part 1 The Beach,” “Penny Dreadful III” “Ebb Tide,” “Stranger Things,” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again,” and “Mozart in the Jungle.”

The Filmmaker and Career Achievement Awards were presented to Guillermo del Toro and Harry Cohen.

64th Mpse Golden Reel Award Highlights:

Best Sound Editing In Feature Film – Dialogue / Adr

Hacksaw Ridge

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- Bill Desowitz

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Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

17 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

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Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

17 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

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The Raid Is A Go With Joe Carnahan And Frank Grillo; New Version Pitched As A “Reimagining”

15 February 2017 11:33 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Six years on from the moment Screen Gems optioned rights for an English-language version of The Raid, and the project has officially been brought back from the brink by Joe Carnahan and Frank Grillo – just don’t call it a remake.

Instead, Carnahan and Grillo, who has become something of a revamped Hollywood action star thanks to The Purge franchise, are angling their new interpretation as more of a “reimagining of the same scenario.” That scenario being a water-tight thriller involving a Swat team staging a raid on a high-rise apartment block teeming with gangsters and blood-thirsty crooks. And if you’re worrying that the English-language redo of The Raid will tarnish the legacy of Gareth Evans’ cult original, don’t; not only is the Welsh filmmaker on board to produce, but Joe Carnahan took to Twitter to allay fears that the end product will be a forgettable, largely unnecessary experience. »

- Michael Briers

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Global Talent Expand Their Oscar Horizons

15 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s Oscar nominees are reflective of worldwide talent, many of whom were born outside of America. So while diversity in gender and color in awards season is still playing catch-up, diversity in foreign actors, writers, producers, and other moviemaking essentials is here to stay.

Oscar nominee “Lion’s” international pedigree cannot be argued with, taking noms for best picture (Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Angie Fielder), supporting actor (Dev Patel), supporting actress (Nicole Kidman), adapted screenplay (Luke Davies), cinematography (Greig Fraser), and original score (Hauschka).

“As producers we’re deeply committed to telling diverse stories like ‘Lion’ because cinema should reflect the world we live in,” Canning says. “We put together an incredibly talented group of actors and crew who were all hugely passionate about bringing Saroo [Brierley]’s story to life in India and Tasmania.”

Sherman, Canning’s partner at See-Saw Films, says: “The exciting thing about ‘Lion »

- Nick Clement

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Arrival

14 February 2017 5:47 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Yep, yet another fleet of giant alien spaceships has Earth surrounded, but Denis Villeneuve’s movie is not your garden variety invasion fantasy. Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner have a limited time to figure out how to communcate with alien creatures whose intentions are a complete unknown. It’s a rare sci-fi thriller that succeeds on a personal and emotional level — while teaching us how to converse in coffee stain hieroglyphics.

Arrival

Blu-ray + Digital HD

Paramount

2016 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 118 min. / Street Date February 14, 2017 / 39.99

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O’Brien, Tzi Ma.

Cinematography: Bradford Young

Film Editor: Joe Walker

Production Design: Patrice Vermette

Original Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson

Written by: Eric Heisserer based on The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang

Produced by: Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder

Directed by Denis Villeneuve

A few science fiction entertainments in the last twenty-odd years »

- Glenn Erickson

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Tracy Morgan on Filming ‘Fist Fight’ Post-Accident: I Could ‘Start Being Funny Again’

14 February 2017 8:36 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tracy Morgan was in a reflective mood Monday at the world premiere for New Line’s comedy “Fist Fight” at the Village Theatre.

Fist Fight” was shot in late 2015 in Atlanta — Morgan’s first movie after the near-fatal 2014 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, caused when his limousine was struck by a Walmart truck, which resulted in him requiring extensive therapy. He was accompanied on the red carpet by his wife, Megan, and their daughter, Maven, and said both were key in helping him heal after the accident,

“I am just happy to be alive,” he admitted. “The key thing for me was to forgive that driver.  My wife told me about forgiveness before I started back — that you have to forgive everything and everybody or you can’t move forward.”

Morgan also gave a shot0-out to co-stars Ice Cube, Charlie Day and Jillian Bell, and “Fist Fight” director »

- Dave McNary

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Netflix May Call Time On Stranger Things After Four Or Five Seasons

13 February 2017 12:03 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In fear that the über-popular sci-fi series will overstay its welcome, Stranger Things co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer believe that the Netflix original currently has enough mileage in the tank to last four or five seasons before bowing off the airwaves for good.

Word comes by way of Entertainment Weekly, where Ross Duffer stressed that, when it comes to the remaining episode count, nothing is concrete just yet: “Everything changes as we move forward so we’ll see.” Currently gearing up for its sophomore run, the Powers That Be over at Netflix will no doubt want to ensure Stranger Things remains a mainstay of the streamer’s digital portfolio for as long as possible.

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- Michael Briers

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First look images: Stranger Things – season 2!

13 February 2017 5:44 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve got quite a long time to wait until Stranger Things season two hits Netflix, but that hasn’t stopped the streamer from sharing some brand new images from the upcoming season.

A year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.

The new season of the show is now shooting but because of the massive fan interest in the show, producers have had to take extra precautions to protect plot spoilers this time around.

“We had no security protocols last season and we have extensive security protocols this season,” executive producer Shawn Levy said. “I can’t speak about what they are because then people could crack them. We protect every story point, every page of every script.”

You can check out the brand new images below. Stranger Things returns to Netflix on October 31st »

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Baftas 2017: Full list of winners

12 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

La La Land wins top prize at the ceremony.

La La Land was the big winner at the 2017 Baftas, winning five prizes, including best film, best director (Damien Chazelle) and best actress (Emma Stone).

Casey Affleck won leading actor for Manchester by the Sea, with Dev Patel (Lion) and Viola Davis (Fences) winning supporting actor and actress.

I, Daniel Blake won outstanding British film.

The 2017 Baftas took place on Feb 12 at the Royal Albert Hall and were once again hosted once again by Stephen Fry.

Read: Eight talking points ahead of the BaftasThe full list of winners

Winners in bold.

Best Filmarrival Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron RyderI, Daniel Blake Rebecca O’BrienLA La Land Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc PlattMANCHESTER By The Sea Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. WalshMOONLIGHT Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele RomanskiLEADING Actressamy Adams ArrivalEMILY Blunt The Girl on the TrainEMMA Stone La La LandMERYL Streep »

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Baftas 2017: Full list of winners - as they happen

12 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

La La Land, Arrival, Nocturnal Animals and I, Daniel Blake among films competing for Bafta glory.

The 2017 Baftas take place on Feb 12 at the Royal Albert Hall and are hosted once again by Stephen Fry.

The show is broadcast on BBC One on a time delay, but Screen will be following the action as it happens from around 6:45Gmt and updating the winners as they are announced, below.

Read: Eight talking points ahead of the BaftasThe nominations

Winners in bold.

Leading Actorandrew Garfield Hacksaw RidgeCASEY Affleck Manchester by the SeaJAKE Gyllenhaal Nocturnal AnimalsRYAN Gosling La La LandVIGGO Mortensen Captain FantasticCINEMATOGRAPHYARRIVAL Bradford YoungHELL Or High Water Giles NuttgensLA La Land Linus SandgrenLION Greig FraserNOCTURNAL Animals Seamus McGarveyORIGINAL Screenplayhell Or High Water Taylor SheridanI, Daniel Blake Paul LavertyLA La Land Damien ChazelleMANCHESTER By The Sea Kenneth LonerganMOONLIGHT Barry JenkinsOutstanding British contribution to cinemaCURZON Cinemassupporting Actoraaron Taylor-johnson Nocturnal AnimalsDEV Patel LionHUGH Grant Florence Foster JenkinsJEFF Bridges Hell or High »

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