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I know I'm a day late with this V For Vendetta fun facts list since the 5th of November was yesterday, but better late than never! This was such an amazing film, and it's one of my favorite from the Wachowskis, who wrote and produced it. They were such big fans of the graphic novel, that they actually had a script written for the movie before they started developing The Matrix. This is also one of those flicks that I never get tired of watching. It just has such a great and engulfing story that gives the audience food for thought. There are a ton of underlying meanings in the story. I've been enjoying doing these fun facts lists because I always tend to learn something new about a film, and that is true with V For Vendetta as well. So here are ten fun facts that you may or »
- Joey Paur
Alien Sleeper Cell emerges from development hell, as James McTeigue signs up to direct a sci-fi mix of Bourne and The Americans...
This one's been in gestation for a while. But now, James McTeigue, the director of the likes of V For Vendetta, The Raven and Ninja Assassin, has signed on to direct the science fiction thriller Alien Sleeper Cell. A project that was talked about nearly five years ago before things went quiet, it's described as a story that contains elements from The Bourne Identity and the TV show The Americans.
It's an alien invasion movie from writer Morgan Davis Foehl (who's penned Michael Mann's upcoming cyberthriller, Blackhat), and McTeigue is likely to tackle Alien Sleeper Cell as his next project. More as we hear it, because there's not much more information than that around at the moment...
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He’s dabbled in comic book conspiracies, martial arts action and historical fiction suspense, but now V For Vendetta director James McTeigue is looking to tackle science fiction, signing on to make Alien Splinter Cell for ScanBox Studios.Morgan Davis Foehl, who worked on cyber thriller Blackhat for Michael Mann, has written the script for this one, which has locked most of its plot details away for now. But The Hollywood Reporter has heard that it’ll mash up a spy thriller like The Bourne Identity with a story that finds aliens living amongst humans as their race builds up to a big invasion plan. Think Us drama The Americans, but with aliens instead of Russians.McTeigue, who last released Edgar Allen Poe detective pic The Raven, is juggling several potential projects, including a Bloodsport remake and a drama about Elliot Ness and Al Capone. He’s currently finishing up work on action thriller Survivor, »
It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard anything about the sci-fi thriller Alien Sleeper Cell, almost four years in fact, but it looks as though things are finally moving along again because it’s being reported that James McTeigue just signed on to direct the film. We’re still without concrete story details, but back when reports first surfaced, Alien Sleeper Cell was described as “a fresh and surprising take on the all-too-familiar alien invasion genre that features the tense tone of The Bourne Identity.” Hit the jump for more on Alien Sleeper Cell. According to the THR description, Alien Sleeper Cell has elements that “harken to Bourne Identity and TV’s The Americans but applied to an alien invasion scenario.” The script comes from Morgan Davis Foehl who’s been getting attention for Michael Mann’s Blackhat, a cybercrime film starring Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis. »
- Perri Nemiroff
The sci-fi thriller Alien Sleeper Cell is finally moving along as it's been reported that James McTeigue will now direct the film. It’s described as “a fresh and surprising take on the all-too-familiar alien invasion genre that features the tense tone of The Bourne Identity.” Those are the only story details we have at the moment but it sounds like they’re confident about making something we haven’t seen before when it comes to the »
- Graham McMorrow
The Wachowski’s golden boy, James McTeigue, has joined a new project from a new studio – Alien Sleeper Cell. Doesn’t that title give you the most delightful chills? Alas, it’s got nothing to do with xenomorph Alien franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will capture the same tone as The Bourne Identity and TV show The Americans. But in an alien invasion-style set-up. Consider us intrigued!
While there’s scant details about Alien Sleeper Cell, it’s known that McTeigue will direct the flick from a script by up-and-comer Morgan Davis Foehl. Foehl just completed work on Michael Mann’s Cyber script. As it stands now, new production outfit Scanbox Studios are currently putting together financing and brokering international deals for the pic. Prime Universe Films’ Adrian Askarich who recently finished work on Fox’s Hitman: Agent 47 will co-produce, and Felipe Linz will join as executive producer. »
- Gem Seddon
The first and last time we heard about Alien Sleeper Cell was way back in 2011, when we heard the project had been put into development. Truth be told, it’s been so quiet in the years since then that we basically forgot it existed at all. But it does, and now, at long last, it’s […]
- Angie Han
While specific plot details are being kept under wraps, the story has been compared to The Bourne Identity and the FX series The Americans, set within an alien invasion scenario. Morgan Davis Foehl, who wrote Michael Mann's upcoming cyber-thriller Blackhat, is penning the screenplay.
Joe Gatta and Jovi Sighvatsson are producing alongside Adrian Askarieh's Prime Universe Films, which has the Hitman: Agent 47 reboot coming out next year. Felipe Linz came up with the original concept and is serving as an executive producer. It isn't known when production will get under way.
After serving as First Assistant Director for Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski on The Matrix trilogy, James McTeigue made his directorial debut with V for Vendetta. His other directorial credits include Ninja Assassin and The Raven, »
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- Garth Franklin
James McTeigue, the Wachowski brothers protege who directed V for Vendetta, has boarded Alien Sleeper Cell, a sci-fi thriller from ScanBox Studios, the new company from Joe Gatta and Joni Sighvatsson. ScanBox has put together international financing deals for the project with multiple territories around the world, with most of Western Europe and the Middle East already sold. ScanBox is teaming up with Adrian Askarieh's Prime Universe Films, which recently wrapped Hitman: Agent 47 for Fox, to produce Cell. Plot details are being kept under wraps but elements harken to Bourne Identity and TV’s The Americans but applied to an alien
- Borys Kit
This summer’s Jupiter Ascending was supposed to mark the return of Andy and Lana Wachowski to blockbuster science-fiction, a genre they briefly defined in 1999 with The Matrix before a decade that saw the successful-yet-disappointing Matrix sequels and the somewhat calamitous Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas. On Tuesday, everything changed. Below, two EW writers with profound opinions debate what this means for the siblings. Warning: Certain infamous megaflops will be flagrantly defended.
Jeff Labrecque: Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that Jupiter Ascending, the Wachowskis’ science-fiction action movie with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, was bumped from July — the heart of summer blockbuster season — to February 2015, a. »
- EW staff
Projects by Stephan Elliott, The Babadook writer- director Jennifer Kent, Ben Elton, Rowan Woods, Trent O'Donnell and Jacqueline McKenzie are among the recipients of the latest round of development funding from Screen Australia.
The agency is investing more than $550,000 in 16 feature film projects, including 11 new ones and five that get continued support.
Screen Australia.s Head of Production Sally Caplan, said, .The funding decisions made in this last quarter reflect the breadth of stories coming out of this country and the depth of talent. It is great to be able to support such a spread of genres and ideas and such a range of established and emerging writing, directing and producing talent..
Elliott.s Madams is a comedy from the writers of Easy Virtue. Kent gets funding for Interior, a revenge thriller set in Tasmania in the 1820s.
Woods. The Phobos Experiment is a thriller in which people simulate training »
- Don Groves
Kiev, Ukraine -- Ukrainian born actress and model, Milla Jovovich, has thrown her weight behind efforts to raise money to help the victims of violence in Kiev. Jovovich, the daughter of a Serbian pediatrician and a Russian actress, was born in the city and has been following the tumultuous events that culminated this weekend in the collapse of President Viktor Yanukovych's control and the takeover of the capital by protestors. The Hollywood-based actress, who has recently been shooting night scenes on location in London for James McTeigue's Survivor, has been using what she terms "downtime" to lament the lack of
- Nick Holdsworth
“Symbols are given power by people. Alone, a symbol is meaningless, but with enough people, blowing up a building can change the world.”
When it was first released, critics decided that V for Vendetta was a good movie, but it wasn’t considered great. Since then, it has gained in popularity, become a symbol for protestors, infiltrated English classes, and influenced people everywhere. It certainly influenced me, and it stands tall as one of my all-time favorites. It’s a movie I find myself going back to again and again, and it provokes excellent discussions whenever I present it to the high school film classes I teach.
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Pierce Brosnan and Milla Jovovich filmed scenes for V for Vendetta director James McTeigue's new action-thriller Survivor in Central London today, and we've got photos from the shoot! Survivor follows an American woman working in London for the U.S. State Department. When her offices are bombed, she, the lone survivor, finds herself caught up in a conspiratorial plot, leading to her becoming a fugitive from the law. She only has until New Year's Eve to clear her name and stop another targeted attack. Angela Bassett, Emma Thompson, Dylan McDermott and Robert Forster also star in the Millennium Films project. Click the photos in the gallery for bigger versions! »
Philip Shelby script follows a State Department employee (Milla Jovovich) newly posted to the American embassy in the UK. Given responsibility for stopping terrorists from getting into the Us, she is soon targeted for death, framed for crimes she didn’t commit, and on the run.
Not only must she clear her name, but she must also stop a large scale terrorist attack targeting Times Square on New Year's Eve. Pierce Brosnan, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett and Robert Forster also star.
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- Garth Franklin
Survivor is a thriller about a State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London, where she is given responsibility for stopping terrorists from getting into the Us. That puts her in the line of fire: targeted for death, framed for crimes she didn’t commit, discredited and on the run. She must find a way to clear her name and stop a large scale terrorist attack set for New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times Square.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks ‘snubbed’: Oscar nominations 2014 (photo: Emma Thompson in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences uses the preferential voting system to select the nominees in the various Academy Award categories and — pre-1944, post-2009 — the Best Picture Oscar winners. When it comes to the nominations, that means an ardent minority has a good chance of selecting a nominee, whereas a widely popular — but not ardently popular — choice may be left out of the Oscar shortlist. Oscar 2014 non-nominees Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson likely had their names listed on numerous (perhaps even on a wide majority) of ballots; Hanks for Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips, Thompson for John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks. But if in most instances they weren’t listed at or very near the top, they’d have little chance of earning a nomination, especially if there was an — even »
- Anna Robinson
18 items from 2014
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