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16 items from 2015


TV series based on 1966 western Django in the works

8 April 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Django TV series is being developed.

The new show will be based on the 1966 western Django, which tells the story of a gunslinger's feud with an outlaw chief.

France's Atlantique Productions and Italy's Cattleya are developing the English language drama series together, Deadline reports.

12 episodes are planned, and the series is expected to develop over multiple seasons.

Django starred Franco Nero in the lead role, and was directed by Sergio Corbucci.

Quentin Tarantino paid tribute to the 1966 Italian western with his 2012 film Django Unchained.

Watch a trailer for Django below: »

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'Django' And 'Suspiria' TV Shows In Development

8 April 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It seems, these days, television executives aren't taking meetings with young writers to hear new pitches. Instead, they're just looking to see what properties are still out there that might have a viable idea for a series. Which leads us to two cult movies getting thrown into the TV show development pile. Screen Daily reports that French and Italian producers Atlantique Productions and Cattleya are teaming up to bring Sergio Corbucci's Franco Nero-starring spaghetti western, "Django," and Dario Argento's horror classic, "Suspiria," to the small screen. Both titles have swirled around recently in the pop culture sphere, the former as one of the key influences on Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (Franco Nero even had a small role), while David Gordon Green tried to mount a remake of Argento's, only to see it fall apart. So what will these shows bring to the table? Read More: 10 Movies »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Django' And 'Suspiria' TV Shows In Development

8 April 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It seems, these days, television executives aren't taking meetings with young writers to hear new pitches. Instead, they're just looking to see what properties are still out there that might have a viable idea for a series. Which leads us to two cult movies getting thrown into the TV show development pile. Screen Daily reports that French and Italian producers Atlantique Productions and Cattleya are teaming up to bring Sergio Corbucci's Franco Nero-starring spaghetti western, "Django," and Dario Argento's horror classic, "Suspiria," to the small screen. Both titles have swirled around recently in the pop culture sphere, the former as one of the key influences on Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (Franco Nero even had a small role), while David Gordon Green tried to mount a remake of Argento's, only to see it fall apart. So what will these shows bring to the table? Read More: 10 Movies »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sergio Corbucci's Django Heads For TV

8 April 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Sorry, Quentin Tarantino fans, but the characters from Django Unchained are not headed for our telly boxes any time soon, at least outside of the movie showing on Netflix etc. Still, a French TV company wants to turn the idea of the 1966 inspiration for Qt’s film and a version of Dario Argento’s Suspiria into TV series.Django would reimagine Sergio Corbucci's cult 1960s Western, which helped turn Franco Nero into an icon and saw the coffin-dragging gunslinger take on a bandit chief. The concept was potent enough to spawn sequels, spin-offs and homages, which included Tarantino’s 2012 effort. It will be an English-language show with plans for an initial season of 12 episodes running 50 minutes each and, if successful, multiple follow-ups.There’s a similar hope for Suspiria, which would transform 19th century writer Thomas De Quincey’s Suspiria De Profundis into a series, working from the same »

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'Django' and 'Suspiria' TV series in the works

8 April 2015 5:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

France’s Atlantique Productions and Italy’s Cattleya enter into two-title co-development and production deal

French drama producer Atlantique Productions and Italian outfit Cattleya have secured a co-development and co-production agreement to turn 1960s Western Django and Dario Argento’s Suspiria into TV series. 

The first, Django, will be a re-imagining of the cult 1966 Western. Atlantique Productions acquired the rights to develop and produce an English-language television series based on Sergio Corbucci’s iconic Western.

The film, which made a star out of Franco Nero, was the story of a coffin-dragging gunslinger’s feud with a bandit chief. It has spawned sequels and homages, most notably Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 blockbuster Django Unchained.

The second, Suspiria De Profundis, is inspired by the 19th century English writer Thomas De Quincey’s eponymous book, which was made into the classic Italian horror film Suspiria in 1977 by Dario Argento. Argento will serve as the series’ artistic supervisor.

Suspiria De Profundis »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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'Django' and 'Susperia' TV series in the works

8 April 2015 5:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

France’s Atlantique Productions and Italy’s Cattleya enter into two-title co-development and production deal

French drama producer Atlantique Productions and Italian outfit Cattleya have secured a co-development and co-production agreement to turn 1960s Western Django and Dario Argento’s Suspiria into TV series. 

The first, Django, will be a re-imagining of the cult 1966 Western. Atlantique Productions acquired the rights to develop and produce an English-language television series based on Sergio Corbucci’s iconic Western.

The film, which made a star out of Franco Nero, was the story of a coffin-dragging gunslinger’s feud with a bandit chief. It has spawned sequels and homages, most notably Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 blockbuster Django Unchained.

The second, Suspiria De Profundis, is inspired by the 19th century English writer Thomas De Quincey’s eponymous book, which was made into the classic Italian horror film Suspiria in 1977 by Dario Argento. Argento will serve as the series’ artistic supervisor.

Suspiria De Profundis »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Comic Book Review – Millennium #2

27 March 2015 12:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Andrew Newton reviews Millennium #2…

Fifteen years ago, the end of the world—the anticipated “Millennium Event”—was avoided thanks to the efforts of Frank Black and FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Or was it? Frank’s psychic gifts have been showing him that evil has continued to grow unabated in the world, and he’s trying his best to ignore it. But soon the resurgence of the Millennium Group and their quest to find Frank’s daughter Jordan will pull him into the fray once again whether he likes it or not!

Millennium was always a popular series and the first issue of Millennium seemed to have joined in on that popularity.  The sales for the first issue went quite well so it is hoped that #2 will be equally successful.

In this issue Frank’s powers get stronger and signs are given as to the plans of the Millennium Group. »

- Andrew Newton

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Quentin Tarantino Lists His 20 Favorite Spaghetti Westerns

26 March 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Currently filming in rocky Colorado, Tarantino's 70mm western "The Hateful Eight" is headed for a Fall release from The Weinstein Company. Ahead of that, you can catch up on the movie-geek auteur's top 20 Italian-produced spaghetti westerns. (Hat tip: Open Culture.) Read More: Production Begins on Quentin Tarantino's "Hateful Eight" The list runs the gamut from under-seen obscurities to more obvious favorites, including the original "Django" series starring Franco Nero in the eponymous role. In 2007, Tarantino hosted a massive retrospective of spaghetti westerns at the Venice Film Festival and continues to program his favorites at his New Beverly in Los Angeles. His idol, Sergio Leone, makes more than one appearance throughout the countdown below. What did he leave off? Read More: 12 Must-See Modern Westerns 1. "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (Sergio Leone, 1966) 2. "For a Few Dollars More" (Sergio Leone, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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James Caan Exits Fox Pilot ‘Fantasy Life’

19 March 2015 6:52 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

James Caan has departed Fox's multi-camera/hybrid pilot Fantasy Life following its table read today. Caan was a last-minute addition to the project; he only closed his deal three days ago. Caan had a previous commitment to Sicilian Vampire, a movie written and directed by Frank D’Angelo, which is starting production in Toronto with Paul Sorvino, Daryl HannahMichael Madsen, Daniel Baldwin, Franco Nero and Eric Roberts co-starring. When Caan signed on for Fantasy Life… »

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My Indie Film: Django Away

17 March 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In the first of a regular indie filmmaker series, Daniel Hutchings talks about how he made his comedy western, Django Away...

Over the coming weeks, we'll be running a series of articles where independent filmmakers can describe the unique challenges of putting together their work, and what drove them to pick up a camera in the first place.

First up, British filmmaker Daniel Hutchings talks about his zero-budget comedy western Django Away, from his initial ideas 2012 to the thrill of the actual shoot...

For me, 2014 turned into 2015 in a haze of post-post-production euphoria and emailing as I worked through a specially compiled list of people I simply had to tell about my zero-budget feature film Django Away!.

This haze was effortlessly blown away when I received a reply from this very site, which, after watching the misadventures of my comedy character and his "Exifestern" (a mash of "Existential" “Sci-fi” and »

- ryanlambie

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Nymph aka 'Killer Mermaid' (2014) review

16 March 2015 11:36 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

MoreHorror.com

Nymph (2014)

Written by: Marko Backovic, Barry Keating, Milan Konjevic

Directed by: Milan Todorovic

Cast: Kristina Klebe (Kelly), Franco Nero (Niko), Natalie Burn (Lucy), Dragan Micanovic (Boban), Slobodan Stefanovic (Alex), Miodrag Krstovic (The Guardian), Sofija Rajovic (Yasmine)

As you can see from the very challenging names to spell in the cast, this film has an international flair. Some scenes were filmed in Montenegro and some in Serbia. As of this writing, this film is streaming on Netflix under the title “Killer Mermaid”. I tend to gravitate more towards “Nymph”, the films’ original title. It leaves a little more mystique and still lets the film hold on to that exotic flair I eluded to earlier.

If anyone remembers “She Creature”, it involved a killer mermaid as well. That’s the only other film that I know of that can be compared to this one. I liked it a lot, »

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'The Lesson' wins four in Sofia

16 March 2015 2:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Lesson by co-directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov was the big winner at this year’s Sofia International Film Festival in Bulgaria.

The duo’s feature debut became the second Bulgarian feature in Siff’s 19-year history to receive the international jury’s Grand Prix after Dragomir Sholev’s Shelter  in 2011.

The Lesson also picked up the Audience Award, the Fipresci International Critics’ Prize and the award for the Best Bulgarian Feature Film.

Accepting the award, Valchanov pointed to the importance of the Sofia Meetings where The Lesson had originally been pitched and said that this event should be ¨an example¨ to the Bulgarian state to develop a long-term and sustainable film policy for the future.

The sentiment was echoed by international jury president Stephan Komanderev (The Judgement) when he presented the ¨Sofia City Of Film¨ Grand Prix to the young directors.

The Lesson, which is handled internationally by Wide Management, premiered last year »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Killer Mermaids coming to DVD in June

6 March 2015 11:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment has announced that the Serbian creature feature Killer Mermaids (a.k.a. Nymph) is set for a DVD and Download release here in the UK on Monday, June 29th.

Directed by Milan Todorovic, the film stars Kristina Klebe (Halloween), Franco Nero (Django), Natalie Burn (The Expendables 3) and Dragan Micanovic (Layer Cake), and centres on a group of friends who find themselves hunted by the titular killer mermaids on a remote island. Here’s the trailer, followed by the official synopsis…

Friends Kelly (Kristina Klebe) and Lucy (Natalie Burn) travel into the depths of Montenegro to visit an old friend. While there, they decide to explore an abandoned military fortress located on a remote island.

As the summer sun quickly sets, the dark mystery of the night envelopes the girls as they realise they are not alone. There are secrets which must be protected and an evil darkness hidden beneath the island. »

- Gary Collinson

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L.A., Italia Awards: ‘Imitation Game,’ ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ Get Final Push at Felliniesque Ceremony

16 February 2015 8:06 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

With the clock ticking down to the close of Oscar voting at 5 p.m. Pt on Tuesday, nominees are clamoring for face time with Academy members who may not have cast their ballots yet, and Sunday night’s 10th L.A., Italia Awards — a part of the weeklong L.A., Italia Film Fashion and Art Fest, and a sister event to Italy’s Capri-Hollywood and Ischia Global film festivals — offered several of them just that.

The annual gathering draws several hundred people, including a not inconsiderable number of Academy members — many with ties of some sort to Italy (i.e., Camelot actor Franco Nero, Crash co-screenwriter Bobby Moresco and songwriter Tony Renis are members of the fest’s advisory board), but others as well (i.e. “Hound Dog” songwriter Mike Stoller) — and has been described by more than a few as “Felliniesque.”

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- Anjelica Oswald

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Patrick Gowers obituary

28 January 2015 9:46 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Composer renowned for his film and TV scores

A composer’s study might be expected to contain artefacts designed to encourage the muse, but you would be hard pressed to find a greater variety than those of Patrick Gowers, who has died aged 78. Music scores of every period, CDs of jazz, Bach cantatas and the French impressionists Debussy and Ravel, mathematical tomes, computers, the Bible, poetry, partially dismantled synthesizers and a battered Bechstein upright piano; this incomplete list reveals only some of Patrick’s eclectic passions, from which he picked certain elements and produced music of great originality.

It made its biggest impact through film and TV scores, from the late 60s onwards. An early break was Hamlet (1969), directed by Tony Richardson and starring Nicol Williamson. The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970) followed, with an impressive cast that included Franco Nero, Joanna Shimkus and Honor Blackman. Patrick’s ability to create »

- Christopher Gunning

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Comic Review: Millennium #1

23 January 2015 9:54 AM, PST | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Click To Buy/Preview

Millennium #1

Writer: Joe Harris

Artist: Colin Lorimer

Colorist: Joana Lafuente

Publisher: Idw Publishing

Price: $4

My experience with the world of Chris Carter’s TV shows consists of a few scattered X-Files episodes (specifically ones written by William Gibson or starring Tony Todd) and a half hour of the Millennium pilot (also about fifteen minutes of Harsh Realm). I remember absolutely loving these things but not being able to watch more because up until I was about 16, I wasn’t allowed to watch much TV, and certainly not the scary stuff. By the time I was 16, any interest I might have had in TV was scoured away by my devoted passion to my Super Nes. As I’ve gotten older, my caution in sampling The X-Files and Millennium has been due to the size of the commitment; I know the series are intertwined and that The X-Files »

- Chris Melkus

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