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Hollywood has been trying to bring the saga of Russ Meyer on the big screen, and why not? The filmmaker had an outsized life, and loved uh, outsized women, and put his own, weird mark on cinematic history. Way back in 2011, David O. Russell was planning a Russ Meyer biopic, written by “Lovelace” screenwriter Merritt Johnson, but that seems to have disappeared. However, last fall a new project popped up titled, "Russ & Roger Go Beyond," and it will detail one of most curious chapters in the lives of both Russ Meyer and legendary film critic Roger Ebert, with a big star eyeballing one of the lead roles. Deadline reports that Will Ferrell is circling the part of Russ Meyer in the Christopher Cluess (“The Simpsons,” “SNL”)-penned movie that will tell the tale of Ebert and Meyer, who traveled to Hollywood and the 20th Century Fox lot to write “Beyond Valley of the Dolls. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
An Evening with Isabelle Huppert, the star of Catherine Breillat's Abuse Of Weakness (Abus De Faiblesse) was held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center with John Waters. Discussing Michael Haneke's sense of humor, Barbara Loden's Wanda - Andy Warhol connection, working with Werner Schroeter and not Fassbinder, lead to Huppert wishing she had worked with Ingmar Bergman, Luis Buñuel, Jean Renoir, Douglas Sirk, Alfred Hitchcock and Waters himself. Marguerite Duras, Jean-Luc Godard, Nathalie Sarraute ending with a David O. Russell - Lily Tomlin moment rounded out the evening.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
It’s a thought that has persisted in cinema for well over a century. Love is what motivates characters; it’s a dream they want to realize, a reality they have to face, the content of their musings in their nightly diary entries.
Decades of cinema have seen the nature of other genres completely overturned. More and more, horrors are gearing towards high-concept supernatural thrillers over human killers; comedies are willing to get raunchier, with a whole lot more swearing; action movies are only too eager to show off brutal set-pieces; and comic book movies and sci-fi films have the effects capable of making the unreal real.
But romance? How much has that changed? And how much do we really want it to? »
- Kenji Lloyd
Over at Deadline Mike Fleming is reporting something that has been floating around in the ether for a while now: that Warner Bros. wants Oscar-winning "Argo" scribe Chris Terrio to pen the studio's planned superhero team-up film "Justice League." It seems natural that the studio would go in that direction. First and foremost, Terrio is a writer on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" with David Goyer. But they keep things tidy and in-house over there, sticking with a close relationship in Zack Snyder for the Superman reboot "Man of Steel," offering up the role of Batman in that film's sequel to Ben Affleck (who has made each of his directorial efforts at Warner Bros.), etc. It also lends an extra bit of cachet to the overall enterprise, as Marvel certainly doesn't have any Oscar-winning screenwriters on their projects. Not that this is a contest (heh). Last we heard from »
- Kristopher Tapley
Jacki Weaver is killing it. She already had a prolific career in Australia, but when Animal Kingdom came out and earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, she quickly became a hot commodity in America. Since, she’s delivered some chilling material in Stoker and also scored another Academy Award nomination for her work in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, and now she’s adding yet another noteworthy achievement to the list, appearing in a Woody Allen film. In Magic in the Moonlight, Weaver steps in as Grace, a grieving widow who misses her husband so much that she turns to a supposed psychic medium (Emma Stone) to put them back in touch. While in New York City promoting the film’s release, Weaver sat down with us to talk about the art of nailing a supporting character, working with Allen, whether or not she believes in psychic mediums, »
- Perri Nemiroff
Although at the moment the project only has a director attached - Horrible Bosses’ Seth Gordon – Sony has selected a release date of June 10th, 2016 for their blockbuster cinematic adaptation of the Uncharted line of video games.
The decision comes in the wake of a delay for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Pretty much everything about that franchise has fallen flat on its face, so maybe it’s a wise move on the part of Sony to test out something new as a summer tentpole release.
Uncharted is already arguably the closest video games have ever come to mimicking a cinematic movie-like experience, so adapting it to the big screen should feel natural and actually yield success; a trait not found in most film adaptations of video games.
If you are inexperienced with the line of video games, below is a synopsis of the first game in the franchise, which should »
- Robert Kojder
Sony’s adaptation of their best-selling video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune has been in the works for years. David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) was attached several years ago, and after he left the project, Neil Burger (Divergent) stepped in, but he eventually dropped out as well. Earlier this year, director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) signed on to direct, and last week he said he hopes to begin filming in early 2015. Now, THR’s Borys Kit has tweeted that the Uncharted release date will be June 10, 2016. For those unfamiliar with the franchise, it follow treasure hunter Nathan Drake, who is the descendant of famous explorer Sir Francis Drake. The games carry a blockbuster attitude as they take the player around the wisecracking, Indiana Jones-inspired protagonist around the globe to find fabled cities like El Dorado and Shangri-La. The Uncharted games are pretty much interactive movies if movies featured a »
- Matt Goldberg
Origin stories are all the rage these days, to the extent where even common housewares are getting them now. Jennifer Lawrence is helping chronicle the birth of the Miracle Mop for David O. Russell, and now Sandra Bullock will depict the rise of Tupperware for Tate Taylor. Bullock is attached to lead Taylor’s untitled drama […]
- Angie Han
For the second year in a row, “Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. tops the Forbes annual list of highest earning actors with an estimated $75 million since June 2013, the same amount that Forbes estimated the year before.
Downey Jr.’s “Iron Man 3” crossed the billion dollar threshold in 2013. His turn in Jon Favreau’s “Chef” was more of a favor than a moneymaker, but he also appears the mystery drama “The Judge,” opening Oct. 13.
Downey Jr. received notable press for holding out on his contract for upcoming sequel “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” due to salary concerns. Though he has agreed to star in both “Age of Ultron” and an upcoming “The Avengers 3,” neither role has been confirmed.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the only other actor from last year’s Forbes top five to make this year’s top five again, placing second with $52 million. Johnson will star in “Hercules, »
- Sebastian Torrelio
Fox has its Miracle Mop project Joy with Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell and now Sony Pictures’ has its Tupperware project. What’s next? Windshield wipers? Oh, wait, they made that movie already. Sony acquired author Bob Kealing’s non-fiction book Tupperware Unsealed for Sandra Bullock to star as the marketer extraordinaire behind the launch of Tupperware and its famous parties that made the storage product a household name and into the multi-billion company it still is today. Tate Taylor (The Help, Get On Up) will adapt, produce and direct this fun story about a divorcee from Detroit who convinced […] »
It looks like “Uncharted” is finally going to happen.
In an interview with Zap2it, he believes he could start filming “Uncharted” sometime during the beginning of 2015. The timing could be perfect, because Naughty Dog is planning to launch the next video “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” in 2015.
"I want it to be a great actor," Gordon said to Zap2it during the TV summer press tour. »
- Gig Patta
A big screen adaptation of the hit video game Uncharted has been in development for years, but it looks like it's almost ready to go into production. Director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) revealed in an interview with Zap2it that the film will start shooting in 2015.
The project has been in development since early 2008, and directors David O. Russell and Neil Burger have both been attached to it at one time, but it looks like Gordon is the lucky charm that will bring it home. According to Gordon, the team "just got the script to a really good place."
He was asked when he expects the feature to start shooting, and he replied with the following:
"I think very early next year. That's the plan. That's like tomorrow, essentially, because the prep is so complicated for the movie."
Gordon doesn't give much in terms of story, but he does say »
- Joey Paur
Amy Adams, best known for her comedic skills on the big screen, takes a more dramatic turn as the new face of Max Mara accessories. She goes high glam in the brand’s fall and spring campaign. Adams was a standout in the David O. Russell-directed comedy-drama “American Hustle,” and earned a best supporting actress nomination at the Oscars. Other Hollywood actresses such as Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Stewart have all landed major campaigns for fashion brands. [...] »
Jumping from average romcom to average romcom with all the enthusiasm of a bored teenager slogging through their homework, Jennifer Aniston just keeps on trucking. Romcoms are all well and good for some, but ever since Friends wrapped up at the turn of the millennium her’s has been a career in slow but steady decline. To that effect, Life of Crime is actually a pretty pleasant surprise, with Aniston swapping her usual Girl Next Door role for that of a beleaguered housewife taken hostage by a trio of barely competent crooks. That’s not to say the film’s any good, but I’d much rather watch Aniston try (and largely fail) to work outside her usual range than have to sit through Along Came Polly 2: Rodolfo’s Revenge.
- Dominic Mill
Harrison Ford is getting old, and Lucasfilm is still struggling to find ways to keep the Indiana Jones franchise going with or without the actor, but is there a new intrepid explorer already on the scene? Columbia Pictures certainly seems to think it has found one in Nathan Drake, as the studio appears to be moving full steam ahead with an adaptation of Uncharted, the video-game franchise in which that character stars.
A few filmmakers have come aboard and later departed the project, including Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell, Divergent helmer Neil Burger and This is the End duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, but now it appears that Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) has been locked in. While recently speaking with Zap2It, Gordon revealed:
“I think very early next year. That’s the plan. That’s like tomorrow, essentially, because the prep is so complicated for the movie… »
- Isaac Feldberg
An Uncharted movie has been in development for years. Fans of the video game series have been eager to see the adventurous story of Nathan Drake come to the screen, and a few different filmmakers have tried to get the project off the ground. David O. Russell was attached to direct for a while, then eventually dropped out. Neil Burger (Divergent) flirted with the pic as well, but he too fell by the wayside. Even Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were approached to pen an adaptation, but they subsequently declined. Finally, earlier this year, Columbia Pictures tapped Horrible Bosses and The King of Kong director Seth Gordon to take the helm. Gordon hasn't departed the project yet so things appear to be going smoothly, and in fact the filmmaker recently revealed that the plan is to start filming early next year. More after the jump. While speaking with Zap2It »
- Adam Chitwood
The long awaited Uncharted movie is still alive, so says director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, King Of Kong). In fact, he has revealed plans to start filming early next year! As a big fan of the games, I’ve been intrigued by the progress (or lack thereof) behind the scenes of this movie. David O. Russell was attached to direct at one point, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were approached to write the script but declined, and I shit you not there was even a crazy story about Joe Pesci »
- Graham McMorrow
Sony’s developing Uncharted video game movie went through a couple of directors – David O. Russell (American Hustle) and Neil Burger (Divergent) to be exact – before it found its new captain, in Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief helmer Seth Gordon. The plan, according to the filmmaker, is for him to direct an episode or two for the comedy series Marry Me and The Goldbergs – two shows where Gordon also gets executive producer credit – before he focuses on getting Nathan Drake’s big screen debut ready for production by 2015.
Gordon told Zap2it (via IGN) that he doesn’t expect the cameras to start rolling on Uncharted until “very early” in 2015, but also that that start date is basically tomorrow by Hollywood ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
Sony's adaptation of it's popular video game franchise from Naughty Dog has had a rough time getting to the big screen. It's cycled through a couple directors, been delayed and we haven't heard much about it in a long time. However, with a new video game announced (A Thief's End), the film's current director, Seth Gordon, is confident that they'll begin rolling cameras early next year. Come inside to check out all he had to say about the upcoming project!
Zap2It got the chance to talk with Seth Gordon about the project and how he's coming along with Uncharted in the midst of working on a pair of TV shows and the other "irons" he has in the fire:
"I'm doing several of these ['Marry Me' episodes] here this summer. 'Goldbergs' too," Gordon tells Zap2it while promoting "Marry Me" at the 2014 summer TV press tour. "I tried to do a chunk at the beginning, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Somehow, the 2015 Oscar race is already looking almost as promising as this fall’s. David O. Russell will be reteaming with his Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle star Jennifer Lawrence for the biopic Joy, Alejandro González Iñárritu will finally unveil his Tom Hardy/Leonardo DiCaprio revenge thriller The Revenant, Steven Spielberg will be in the mix with an untitled Cold War thriller set to star Tom Hanks and Scott Cooper is also set to release his Whitey Bulger pic Black Mass, which stars Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton. Now, we’ve got another exciting addition to the latter half of 2015 – Martin Scorsese’s Silence is being tentatively planned for release next November.
After years in development as one of Scorsese’s dream projects, Silence is finally gearing up to shoot later this year, and Paramount is gunning for U.S. distribution rights. Should Paramount land the movie, as seems likely, »
- Isaac Feldberg
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