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'Masters of the Universe' casting update: Umm, okay

5 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I recently re-watched the original Masters of the Universe on a big-screen, and let me just say, there’s a reason that movie wasn’t a hit. The narrative is clunky, Dolph Lundgren’s acting as He-Man is abysmal and the production’s budgetary limitations are painfully apparent in every frame. While there are things to love about it -- not least Frank Langella’s scenery-chewing performance as Skeletor -- it sadly hasn’t gotten any better with time. You may have heard that a new adaptation of the 1980s animated series is in the works and has been for nearly a decade, but the project was injected with new life back in January when it was revealed that Charlie’s Angels and Terminator: Salvation helmer McG had signed on to direct. Look, I get it! McG is no Christopher Nolan. But he’s made some fun films in the »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Rumor Patrol: Will 'Fast & Furious' Director Helm 'Akira' Remake?

6 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

One year ago, we heard that Marco Ramirez (TV's Daredevil) would be writing a new screenplay for Akira, based on a manga series about a biker gang and psychic powers. The series was first published in Japan and was adapted into a Japanese-language feature film in 1988. The project has been in development for years, with Leonardo DiCaprio attached as a producer. A few months later, we heard a rumor that a trilogy of films would be produced and that filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Interstellar) was involved. Nolan has since moved on to make war movie Dunkirk, due out on July 19, 2017, but rumors persist about Akira. The latest report from Meet the Movie Press (via SlashFilm) claims that Warner Bros. wants Justin Lin to direct the project. Lin is best known for helming four...

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- Peter Martin

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Will Suicide Squad Runtime Prove Shorter Is Better?

9 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After the disappointment that was Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. has done a lot of shifting around and a lot of attempted course correction for their future DC Comics movies. Their next release, the highly anticipated Suicide Squad, wasn't able to undergo as much retooling because it was already so far into production. Either way, the movie is coming out in just over a month, and we have now learned what the run time of the movie is going to be. And it might just be for the best.

According to a new report from Collider, they have learned what the exact running time of the movie will be, including the credits. Their sources have told them Suicide Squad will be 130 minutes. So, considering that there are usually around 10 minutes worth of credits, it sounds like the movie will be right at the two hour mark for this super villain adventure, »

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Report: Suicide Squad Runtime Clocks In At 130 Minutes

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Sources close to Collider claim that Suicide Squad will stretch for just over two hours when David Ayer’s anti-hero feature lands in August.

Closing in on the end of post-production, with tie-in music videos already beginning to surface, a report emerging today seemingly reveals that Warner Bros.’ hotly-anticipated tentpole will run for exactly 130 minutes, credits included.

Take this one with a pinch of salt, of course, considering that David Ayer’s latest status report from WB noted that the production team still have a handful of last-minute tasks to tick off (read: final mix and coloring).

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For the sake of perspective, and assuming Collider’s sources are on point, at 130 minutes in length, Suicide Squad would clock in as one of the shorter superhero movies to emerge from the genre in recent times. Green Lantern, for instance, »

- Michael Briers

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Rumor Patrol: Will 'Fast & Furious' Director Helm 'Akira' Remake?

16 hours ago | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

One year ago, we heard that Marco Ramirez (TV's Daredevil) would be writing a new screenplay for Akira, based on a manga series about a biker gang and psychic powers. The series was first published in Japan and was adapted into a Japanese-language feature film in 1988. The project has been in development for years, with Leonardo DiCaprio attached as a producer. A few months later, we heard a rumor that a trilogy of films would be produced and that filmmaker Christopher Nolan...

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Tom Hardy to play war photographer Don McCullin

25 June 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Hardy has signed on to play acclaimed war photographer Don McCullin in an upcoming adaptation of McCullin’s memoir Unreasonable Behaviour, Entertainment Weekly has revealed.

London-born photojournalist McCullin was lead photographer for The Sunday Times between 1969 and 1984, during which he covered the likes of Beatlemania, the construction of the Berlin Wall, the Vietnam War, The Falklands War and the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

Unreasonable Behaviour has been adapted by Gregory Burke (’71), while Hardy will produce the film alongside Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title.

Hardy will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic Dunkirk, which is currently shooting now ahead of a release on July 19th 2017.

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- Gary Collinson

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Is Warner Bros. Courting Star Trek Beyond Director Justin Lin For Akira?

25 June 2016 8:42 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite simmering in development hell for what seems like forever now, it looks like Warner Bros. still wants to get their live-action Akira adaptation off the ground at some point. Numerous directors have been attached to helm over the past few years, including Jaume Collet-Serra, Gary Whitta and Albert Hughes, but now we’re hearing that the studio has someone else in their sights.

According to former editor of The Wrap, Jeff Sneider, Warner Bros. wants Justin Lin to direct the long-gestating project. Coming off the back of several successful entries into the Fast and Furious franchise, not to mention Star Trek Beyond, Lin is a hot commodity in Hollywood these days, having proven that he can handle big budget action blockbusters. Given this, it’s not hard to see why the studio would want to rope him in for Akira.

Last we heard about the film, Daredevil showrunner Marco J. »

- Josh Wilding

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Bucheon Fantasy Festival Unveils Huge Anniversary Line-up

23 June 2016 9:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Asia’s largest genre film festival, announced a huge 302 title lineup for its 20th edition.

American actor-director Matt Ross’s Cannes prize-winning family drama “Captain Fantastic” will open the festival on Jul. 21. Closing the festival will be Yeon Sang-ho’s latest animated feature “Seoul Station,” a prequel to Yeon’s Cannes live action film “Train to Busan.”

In celebration of the 130th anniversary of Korea-France bilateral relations, the festival will dedicate a showcase to French company Gaumont. Other special programs include a David Bowie tribute, and a Nakashima Tetsuya retrospective.

BiFan will also take a look back on its own past twenty years through a program titled “20 Years, 20 Favorites.” The section features earlier works of major film makers including Darren Aronofsky’s “Requiem for a Dream,” Christopher Nolan’s “Memento,” and Na Hong-jin’s “The Chaser.”

The festival’s industry program, BiFan Industry Gathering, »

- Sonia Kil

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Harry Styles Signs a Solo Record Deal - Is This the End of One Direction?

23 June 2016 8:04 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Harry Styles has signed a solo record deal with Columbia, the same label behind his successful band One Direction, Billboard exclusively revealed on Thursday. No further details on the deal or plans for a solo album have been released. The singer, who is currently filming Christopher Nolan's World War II drama Dunkirk, has been taking time off from music since the band went on hiatus earlier this year. He also recently made headlines for cutting his signature long hair off. While you wait to hear if your One Direction dreams are shattered forever, take comfort in this recent reunion between Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson. »

- Caitlin Hacker

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Watch the Trailer for Slamdance Co-Founder’s Book ‘The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking’

23 June 2016 3:58 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Not a lot of books have trailers, but then again, not a lot of books are written by co-founders of independent film festivals. Dan Mirvish, one of Salmdance’s founding fathers, has penned “The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking” as a how-to for aspiring filmmakers. Check out the trailer below.

Read More: Here’s Why the Co-Founder of Slamdance Invented a New Lens System

In an email to Indiewire, Mirvish describes his tome as a “non-fiction, comprehensive guide to the craft and culture of making indie films” that “also serves as something of an oral history of the last 25 years of Slamdance and our alumni (everyone from Chris Nolan, the Russo Bros and Rian Johnson, to Lynn Shelton and Benh Zeitlin). The book covers everything from financing and casting, to directing and festivals, to distribution and piracy — all from my particularly skewed perspective.”

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- Michael Nordine

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Tom Hardy Will Capture Images of War as Famous Photojournalist Don McCullin

22 June 2016 5:57 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After heading to WWII for Christopher Nolan‘s Dunkirk, which has recently kicked off shooting, Tom Hardy will return to the battlefield, in a different form. He’s strapping on a camera to play British war photographer Don McCullin, Deadline reports. Along with Dunkirk, Hardy is no stranger to fictionalized wartime, with some of his first features being Black Hawk Down and The Deserter.

The film will be an adaptation of McCullin’s autobiography, titled Unreasonable Behavior, but whether or not the film will share the same name is yet to be seen. The script is penned by screenwriter Gregory Burke, who made a name for himself with last year’s Jack O’Connell-led drama ’71.

The autobiography charts McCullin’s firsthand account of his journey from living in poverty to becoming a famous photojournalist. The book (which one can pick up here) is said to be unflinching in its depiction, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Tom Hardy Clinches Lead Role In Working Title’s Don McCullin Biopic

22 June 2016 3:03 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

According to Deadline, The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road star Tom Hardy has closed a deal to headline Working Title’s Don McCullin biopic as the titular war photographer.

Lifting inspiration from McCullin’s autobiography Unreasonable Behaviour, and adapted for the screen by Gregory Burke (’71), Working Title’s real-life period drama will chronicle McCullin’s remarkable journey from the working classes of London’s stricken suburbs to becoming one of the most decorated and respected war photographers of the 20th century.

Hopping from Vietnam to Cambodia, and Biafra to Uganda, it’s a story befitting of a cinematic adaptation and though Deadline didn’t disclose details of a potential director to take the reins, we imagine it won’t be long before Working Title closes in on a filmmaker to helm the biopic.

As for McCullin’s Unreasonable Behaviour, the outlet pitches the non-fiction work as “an unflinching account »

- Michael Briers

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Tom Hardy To Play A War Photographer

22 June 2016 2:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Tom Hardy is set to play legendary British war photographer Don McCullin in an adaptation of his autobiograpy "Unreasonable Behaviour" for Working Title.

"'71" scribe Gregory Burke penned the project following McCullin's journey from a poverty-stricken childhood in wartime London to becoming one of the most famous war photojournalists in Vietnam, Cambodia, Biafra and Uganda.

Hardy, Dean Baker, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce. Hardy is currently shooting Chris Nolan's "Dunkirk" and will be seen later this year in the TV series "Taboo".

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- Garth Franklin

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Tom Hardy To Star As War Photojournalist Don McCullin In New Drama

22 June 2016 1:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tom Hardy will channel his inner artist in his upcoming project. According to Deadline, The “Mad Max: Fury Road” actor will portray legendary British war photographer Don McCullin in a new project produced by Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

The yet untitled film is being adapted by Gregory Burke from McCullin’s autobiography “Unreasonable Behaviour,” which chronicles the photographer’s journey from a poverty-stricken childhood in wartime London to finding success as one of the most sought after war photojournalists.

Read More: Tom Hardy Musical ‘London Road’ Lands Distributor

Hardy and Dean Baker of Hardy, Son & Baker will also serve as producers with McCullin and Mark George as executive producers.

McCullin’s work is monumental. He worked as an overseas correspondence for the Sunday Times Magazine and traveled to Biafra in 1968, photographed the victims of the African AIDS epidemic and risked his life covering the wars in Vietnam, »

- Liz Calvario

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Tom Hardy to play war photographer Don McCullin in new biopic

22 June 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

British actor Tom Hardy has signed up to play war photographer Don McCullin in a brand new biopic for Working Title Films. News of the movie, which will be written by ’71 screenwriter Gregory Burke, adapted from McCullin’s autobiography Unreasonable Behaviour, hit the web via trade blog Deadline.

The website reports that the ‘book is an unflinching account of McCullin’s journey from a poverty-stricken childhood in wartime London to becoming one of the most famous war photojournalists. Working for the Sunday Times from the late 60’s to the early 80’s, he risked his life to photograph the harsh realities of war from Vietnam, Cambodia, to Biafra and Uganda, one black and white image at a time.’

Here’s the official synopsis of the source material from Amazon.

From the construction of the Berlin Wall through every conflict up to the Falklands War, photographer Don McCullin has left a trail of iconic images. »

- Paul Heath

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3-Minute Supercut Dives Into The Darkness Of Christopher Nolan’s Films

22 June 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Few filmmakers working today are as meticulous as Christopher Nolan (see also: David FincherWes Anderson). The director, who has given us many of the best blockbusters in recent history, is known for having a precise vision, one that he will stop at nothing to translate to the screen. Which has been great for us, the moviegoers […]

The post 3-Minute Supercut Dives Into The Darkness Of Christopher Nolan’s Films appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Gary Garrison

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Chris Pine Says Star Trek Fans Don’t Want Intelligent Movies

20 June 2016 4:31 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

The rebooted cinematic Star Trek franchise has gotten a great deal of criticism for focusing more on action than on the social and moral theme of the 1960s TV series. One person who defends the less thought-provoking style of the modern franchise is Chris Pine, who says a cerebral Trek movie wouldn’t go over well with modern fans.

 

When the original Star Trek TV series debuted in 1966, creator/showrunner Gene Roddenberry insisted that the show be an allegory for socio-political and cultural issues that America was facing during that turbulent error. The show dealt metaphorically with issues like the Vietnam War, racism, woman’s rights, communism, drugs and the “hippie” culture of the late 60s; all under the guise of sci-fi stories.

 

The rebooted Trek franchise, overseen by J.J. Abrams (who is also the man behind the new Star Wars films) has been criticized by critics and fans of »

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Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy vs. The McU Captain America Trilogy

18 June 2016 6:56 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Which is the best comic book inspired trilogy? Christopher Nolan’s revered Dark Knight trilogy has become the gold standard for turning comic book super heroes into serious art. However, the three McU Captain America films have been called the best of all the McU franchises. Both are excellent trilogies. Which is better? Let’s take a look.

When Christopher Nolan took over the Batman cinematic project, he revived a character who had been diminished in his previous film appearance (Batman and Robin) and resurrected the Bat, showing the world that comic book films could stand up with other genres in terms of artistic quality, critical praise, box office clout and franchise sustainability. He helped make comic adaptations credible. In his own words, he said, “We wanted to show things that people wouldn’t expect to see in that kind of film”. Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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‘Anthropoid’ Trailer: Cillian Murphy & Jamie Dornan Conspire to Take Down the Third Reich in Nazi Thriller

16 June 2016 1:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The day may come when we run out of true World War II stories to make movies about, but it is not this day. Like “Valkyrie” before it, “Anthropoid” dramatizes an attempt to assassinate a high-ranking Nazi — only instead of fellow Germans conspiring against Hitler, it’s exiled Czechoslovak soldiers trying to take down SS General Reinhard Heydrich, third in command of the Third Reich. Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan lead the way in Sean Ellis’ (“Metro Manila”) thriller, the first trailer for which is now available.

Read More: ‘Anthropoid’: Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy Prepare For War In New Images Of The Thriller

Set in Prague in 1942, “Anthropoid” follows Murphy and Dornan as they plot to kill Heydrich, one of the main architects of the Holocaust and leader of occupying Nazi forces in what was then Czechoslovakia. Toby Jones, Harry Llyod and Charlotte Le Bon all co-star.

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- Michael Nordine

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Emmy Quickie: ‘StarTalk’ Host Neil deGrasse Tyson Exclusive StudioWrap Portraits (Photos)

16 June 2016 12:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

On Neil deGrasse Tyson’s radio and television show “StarTalk,” the astrophysicist — joined by special guests like former President Bill Clinton, George Takei, Susan Sarandon, Christopher Nolan and Arianna Huffington — delivers the perfect blend of space, science and pop culture. But even Tyson, who is typically the one dropping truth bombs about the world, found himself surprised by an interview he had with Crosby, Stills & Nash rock legend David Crosby. “Here’s a line I just would not have ever thought would come out of David Crosby’s mouth: ‘I was a fan of science fiction before I ever wrote my first. »

- Photographed by William Callan for TheWrap

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