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‘Narcos’ Season 2 Trailer: Pablo Escobar Escapes From Prison To Reign Again

21 July 2016 7:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Netflix series “Narcos” chronicles the life of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (played by Wagner Moura) and the two DEA agents desperate to hunt him down. As Escobar takes control of Colombia, cocaine from the country starts to take over America, and drug-related violence follows not far behind. The DEA sends Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook), Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal), and a whole task force to work with Colombian authorities to put an end to the drug trade. But as they arrive in the country, Escobar has problems of his own with rival gangs, business associates, and political violence that brings unwanted attention to his gang. At the start of the second season, Escobar escapes from prison untouched and has taken over the reigns of the drug business once again while the authorities are planning a full invasion to bring him down. Watch the trailer for the new season below. »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Narcos’ Season 2 Trailer Shows War in Colombian Streets (Video)

21 July 2016 6:44 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In the first “Narcos” Season 2 trailer, a war breaks out between Colombian law enforcement and the hired army of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. It begins by showing Escobar simply walking away from his prison sentence, with the Colombian army too afraid to stop him. After that, the government won’t take any more chances and begins an all-out assault on everyone and everything connected to the Escobar organization. The series stars Wagner Moura alongside Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. Also Read: Netflix's 'Narcos' Season 1 to Air on Univision in Historic Agreement José Padilha. »

- Joe Otterson

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Padilha Talks The Failure Of "Robocop"

21 July 2016 4:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Every other month it seems, a non-u.S. filmmaker takes their shot at a Hollywood film. In early 2014, "Elite Squad" and "Narcos" director Jose Padilha had his go with the reboot of "RoboCop" which sadly failed both critically and commercially.

From all reports during production, the film itself was a victim of compromised vision along with studio politics and economics. The very R-rated franchise tried to go PG-13 to appeal to a wider demographic and failed to find its target.

A few years on, Padilha has reflected on the experience with Screen Daily and from the sounds of it he's in no hurry to return to Hollywood studio or blockbuster filmmaking any time soon:

"I didn't have the creative freedom I needed. I spent 90% of the time fighting. It made me realize that making a studio movie is not the same as making a film. I will think a million »

- Garth Franklin

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José Padilha Laments ‘RoboCop’ Remake, Says ‘I Didn’t Have The Creative Freedom I Needed’

20 July 2016 1:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Brazilian director and producer José Padilha keeps himself busy nowadays with many film and TV projects after his big Hollywood break with a modern remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film “RoboCop.” Released in 2014, the film was a commercial success but garnered mostly mixed to negative reviews. N0w in an interview with ScreenDaily, Padilha admits that making “RoboCop” was a “stressful experience.” “I didn’t have the creative freedom I needed,” says Padilha. “I spent 90% of the time fighting. It made me realize that making a studio movie is not the same as making a film.” Padilha also says that he would “think a million times before getting involved in another production of that size again,” and that he’d “rather face the reality than make movies about superheroes.”

Read More: Review: ‘RoboCop’ Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton & More

Padilha previously directed the »

- Vikram Murthi

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José Padilha expresses disappointment with his RoboCop reboot

20 July 2016 10:36 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Back in 2014, the RoboCop reboot ended up being a disappointment, failing to live up to its predecessor and performing poorly enough both critically and financially that a sequel was never really an option. Now, it sits alongside Total Recall as a remake which never should have happened. However, it turns out that director José Padilha […]

The post José Padilha expresses disappointment with his RoboCop reboot appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Jose Padilha Says He Spent “90% Of The Time Fighting” On The ‘RoboCop’ Remake

20 July 2016 6:53 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s a tale as old as time: a director making their first big league Hollywood movie, studio executives trying to shepherd a valuable IP to franchise spawning success, and the inevitable conflict of commerce versus creativity that follows. More often than not, it leads to final product where an unclear vision and compromised ideals are […]

The post Jose Padilha Says He Spent “90% Of The Time Fighting” On The ‘RoboCop’ Remake appeared first on The Playlist. »

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RoboCop remake a "stressful experience" its director says

20 July 2016 4:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 20, 2016

Director Jose Padilha talks about the "stressful" experience of helming the 2014 RoboCop remake...

Two years ago, Brazilian director Jose Padilha made his big leap to American studio movie-making with RoboCop, the remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1987 classic. Inevitably, the mere notion of the film drew a certain amount of vitriol, and reviews were decidedly mixed.

While we found plenty to appreciate in the movie, it undoubtedly lacked the satirical bite of Verhoeven's original - and the last reel looked as though it may have been the victim of some late reshoots. While Padilha was diplomatic about the movie at the time, it's perhaps significant that he hasn't tackled a major Hollywood film since; rather, he's made the excellent TV series Narcos for Netflix.

Speaking to Screen Daily, however, Padilha admits that making RoboCop was a "stressful experience" that, according to him, was marred by creative disagreement.

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First Look Images of 'Narcos' Season Two is Here

19 July 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The folks over at Netflix have provided Lrm with some first look images from season 2 of their original series Narcos.  All ten (10) episodes of Narcos will premiere on September 2 at 12.01am Pst exclusively on Netflix.

Narcos chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. Its gritty storytelling details the many, often-conflicting forces - legal, political, police, military and civilian - that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world's most valuable commodities.

The series stars Wagner Moura (Elite SquadElysium) as Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña.

José Padilha (Elite SquadRoboCop) and Eric Newman (Children of Men) serve as executive producers of the series. Narcos is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix. »

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‘Narcos’ Season 2: Exclusive First Look at Netflix’s Pablo Escobar Drama

19 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Narcos” chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. Its gritty storytelling details the many, often-conflicting forces — legal, political, police, military and civilian — that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world’s most valuable commodities. The series stars Wagner Moura (Elite SquadElysium) as Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña

  José Padilha (Elite SquadRoboCop) and Eric Newman (Children of Men) serve as executive producers of the series. “Narcos” is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix .

Season 1 of “Narcos” is available for members to stream instantly on Netflix in Ultra HD 4K. Season 1 of “Narcos” premieres September 2 on Netflix. Related storiesJosé Padilha Laments 'RoboCop' Remake, »

- Kate Halliwell

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‘Narcos’ Season 2: Exclusive First Look at Netflix’s Pablo Escobar Drama

19 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Narcos” chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. Its gritty storytelling details the many, often-conflicting forces — legal, political, police, military and civilian — that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world’s most valuable commodities. The series stars Wagner Moura (Elite SquadElysium) as Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña

  José Padilha (Elite SquadRoboCop) and Eric Newman (Children of Men) serve as executive producers of the series. “Narcos” is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix .

Season 1 of “Narcos” is available for members to stream instantly on Netflix in Ultra HD 4K. Season 1 of “Narcos” premieres September 2 on Netflix. Related stories'Making a Murderer' Returning to Netflix for a Second Season, »

- Kate Halliwell

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‘The Young Pope’ Trailer: Jude Law Stars as the Titular Pontiff In Paolo Sorrentino’s Series

15 June 2016 8:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

 

In Paolo Sorrentino’s new series “The Young Pope,” Jude Law stars as the fictional Pope Pius Xiii, the first American Pope. Young and charming, Pius struggles with his new responsibilities as a man of God for the entire world, but Pius’ mysterious nature and internal contradictions brings him attention in the Vatican and raises some new questions about his righteous path. The series also stars Diane Keaton (“Annie Hall”) as Sister Mary, a nun who raised Pius and helped him reach the papacy, James Cromwell (“L.A. Confidential”) as Pius’ mentor, Silvio Orlando (“The Caiman”), Sebastian Roché (“The Last of the Mohicans”), Scott Shepherd (“Bridge of Spies”), Cécile de France (“The Jungle Book”), and more. Watch a trailer for the series above.

Read More: Cannes: Paolo Sorrentino on Why the Boos for ‘Youth’ Amused Him

Director Paolo Sorrentino’s body of work has been greatly acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. His directorial debut “One Man Up” won the Nastro d’Argento for Best New Director; his second feature “The Consequences of Love” competed at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and won five David di Donatello awards, including Best Director; his fourth film “Il Divo” won the Jury Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival; his sixth film “The Great Beauty” was a great success in the United States, winning the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Oscars and the Golden Globes. His latest film “Youth,” starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel, received positive notices and was nominated for an Oscar.

The Young Pope” is Sorrentino’s first TV series. It will air in October on Sky’ Sky Atlantic channel in Europe, and will premiere on HBO at an undetermined date.

Read More: Interview: Paolo Sorrentino Talks ‘Youth,’ The Happiest Moment Of Filmmaking, Michael Caine, Sun Kill Moon & More

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Related storiesWatch: Colin Firth, Jude Law, And Nicole Kidman Get Literary In First Trailer For 'Genius'This Week In Home Video: 'Creed,' 'Room,' and MoreWatch: First Trailer For 'Rio, I Love You' With Segments Directed By Paolo Sorrentino, Fernando Meirelles, José Padilha, More »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘The Young Pope’ Trailer: Jude Law Stars as the Titular Pontiff In Paolo Sorrentino’s Series

15 June 2016 8:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

 

In Paolo Sorrentino’s new series “The Young Pope,” Jude Law stars as the fictional Pope Pius Xiii, the first American Pope. Young and charming, Pius struggles with his new responsibilities as a man of God for the entire world, but Pius’ mysterious nature and internal contradictions brings him attention in the Vatican and raises some new questions about his righteous path. The series also stars Diane Keaton (“Annie Hall”) as Sister Mary, a nun who raised Pius and helped him reach the papacy, James Cromwell (“L.A. Confidential”) as Pius’ mentor, Silvio Orlando (“The Caiman”), Sebastian Roché (“The Last of the Mohicans”), Scott Shepherd (“Bridge of Spies”), Cécile de France (“The Jungle Book”), and more. Watch a trailer for the series above.

Read More: Cannes: Paolo Sorrentino on Why the Boos for ‘Youth’ Amused Him

Director Paolo Sorrentino’s body of work has been greatly acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. His directorial debut “One Man Up” won the Nastro d’Argento for Best New Director; his second feature “The Consequences of Love” competed at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and won five David di Donatello awards, including Best Director; his fourth film “Il Divo” won the Jury Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival; his sixth film “The Great Beauty” was a great success in the United States, winning the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Oscars and the Golden Globes. His latest film “Youth,” starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel, received positive notices and was nominated for an Oscar.

The Young Pope” is Sorrentino’s first TV series. It will air in October on Sky’ Sky Atlantic channel in Europe, and will premiere on HBO at an undetermined date.

Read More: Interview: Paolo Sorrentino Talks ‘Youth,’ The Happiest Moment Of Filmmaking, Michael Caine, Sun Kill Moon & More

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Related storiesWatch: Colin Firth, Jude Law, And Nicole Kidman Get Literary In First Trailer For 'Genius'This Week In Home Video: 'Creed,' 'Room,' and MoreWatch: First Trailer For 'Rio, I Love You' With Segments Directed By Paolo Sorrentino, Fernando Meirelles, José Padilha, More »

- Vikram Murthi

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Narcos: Netflix Announces Season Two Premiere

14 June 2016 5:37 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The hunt for Pablo Escobar begins. Below, watch the promo announcing the second season of the Narcos TV show premieres on Netflix, September 2, 2016.

The series stars Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar. Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal play DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. José Padilha and Eric Newman executive produce. Narcos is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.

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Netflix Sets "Narcos" S2 Premiere

13 June 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Netflix has made an official date announcement for the second season of its original series "Narcos". All ten episodes of of the new season will premiere on September 2nd exclusively on Netflix.

The series chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal star while Jose Padilha and Eric Newman are exeutive producers.

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- Garth Franklin

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Louis C.K., Damon Lindelof, Peter Gould Talk TV’s New Era of Dark Drama

6 June 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Darkness has been a core facet of storytelling in television’s prestige dramas since long before even “Hill Street Blues” premiered in 1981, but today’s television leans into the darkness in ways ’80s audiences never would’ve imagined.

From the graphic violence and rape in Westeros on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” to the constant (and frequently unsuccessful) battle to survive on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” TV’s biggest hits are more brutal than ever. And even a series as heavily comedic as Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” is classified as a drama by the TV Academy surely due in no small part to the way it touches on harsh realities in America’s prison system.

Talk to some of today’s top showrunners and you’ll hear why it seems that today’s dramas are darker than ever before. Hint: the emergence of digital outlets to »

- Brandon Shaw

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Cisneros Media Distribution To rep Brazil’s Movie Royalty, the Barretos (Exclusive)

24 May 2016 1:56 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Miami-based Cisneros Media Distribution (Cmd) has snagged exclusive worldwide representation rights to the award-winning slate of Brazil’s first family of cinema, the Barreto clan. Deal follows a similar pact recently unveiled at the L.A. Screenings with Brazilian indie production powerhouse, Medialand.

“We are extremely proud to represent these unique work of art that reflect so many different times of Brazilian cinema,” said Marcello Coltro, executive VP of Cisneros Media Distribution. “The Barreto family members – Luiz Carlos and Lucy and their children, Bruno, Fabio and Paula – are internationally renowned for having produced, written, directed and filmed movies that have received many awards and a vast gallery of fans in the globe,” said Coltro, who is also Brazilian.

Among the gems in the Barreto catalog is “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands,” helmed by Bruno Barreto and produced by his parents. Starring Sonia Braga, “Dona Flor” topped Brazil’s box office ranking for 35 years, »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Netflix Orders First Original Series from Argentina: Daniel Burman’s ‘Edha’ (Exclusive)

19 May 2016 12:38 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix has ordered its first original series from Argentina, the 13-part dramatic thriller “Edha,” created and directed by film-tv helmer Daniel Burman, a leading light of the New Argentine Cinema (“Lost Embrace,” “Empty Nest”) and now Latin American premium TV creation.

Filmed entirely in Argentina, “Edha” will start production in Buenos Aires, begin shooting early next year, and debut exclusively on Netflix around the globe in 2017.  Written by Daniel Burman, Mario Segade and the writers’ room at Oficina Burman, “Edha” is billed by Netflix and Burman as a story of dark secrets and overpowering attractions. It centers on Edha, a young, goimg-places fashion designer and single mother.

At a crossroads that could change her life forever, she is struggling to make a decision that will take her to a whole new level in the fashion world when she meets a handsome immigrant-turned-model. Their savage passion is mingled with his profound desire for revenge. »

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Gaumont Taps Cecile Gaget To Head International Production (Exclusive)

15 May 2016 3:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Leveraging its ties with high-profile talent and producers in the U.S. and in Europe, French mini-major Gaumont has tapped its head of sales Cecile Gaget to spearhead international production for the company.

Gaget, who’s been shepherding worldwide sales at the company since 2010, will be in charge of producing or co-producing English- and local-language movies. She will report to CEO Sidonie Dumas and vice-ceo Christophe Riandée.

International projects on Gaumont’s slate include Armando Iannucci’s “Death of Stalin” and “Ballerina,” which are produced by Quad Films (“Intouchables”) and North American shingle Main Journey; and Nicolas Winding Refn’s follow-up to “Neon Demon,” a revenge thriller set in Japan.

Gaumont is also co-developing “Montespan” (working title) with Alexandre Aja and Lgm. Gaumont has “Neon Demon” competing at Cannes.

“This new step totally made sense as Gaumont expands its footprint within and outside of France with production of both French- »

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‘Narcos’ Director Jose Padilha: ‘The True Story of Pablo Escobar is Too Hard to Believe’

12 May 2016 2:21 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The first Emmy campaign for Netflix’s “Narcos” has officially set sail. Wagner Moura and Boyd Holbrook reunited with director-producer José Padilha and executive producer Eric Newman for a special screening and panel discussion, moderated by Variety‘s Debra Birnbaum, Wednesday at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.

The series, created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, offered a fact-based glimpse into the ’80s cocaine trade, chronicling the escapades of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar (Moura) and the DEA agents (Holbrook and Pedro Pascal) hot on his heels.

Set and filmed in Colombia, the series adopts a documentary-like style, frequently cutting to archival video clips and voiceover narration provided by Holbrook’s character. According to Padilha, the historic footage was included to uphold the accuracy of the inaugural season.

“The true story of Pablo Escobar is too hard to believe,” Padilha told Variety before the event. “If I told it exactly the way it was, »

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‘Narcos’ Casts Florencia Lozano; Chris Greene Heads To ‘Atlanta’

10 May 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Florencia Lozano (One Life To Live) has booked a series regular role opposite Wagner Moura and Pedro Pascal in Season 2 of Netflix drama series Narcos. Written by Chris Brancato and directed by Jose Padilha, Narcos is the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. Lozano will play DEA agent Claudia Messina. Lozano appeared in feature Amok… »

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