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'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' First Look: Do we even care anymore?

3 July 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The most surprising thing about "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"? That they actually ended up making it. After losing three directors and at least one major star (Natalie Portman), the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's bestselling mashup novel is finally headed to the big screen, and EW has the exclusive on the first official images from the film, which director Burr Steers ("Igby Goes Down") says will be played without the tongue-in-cheek tone readers of the book may have been expecting: “The idea was that it was Pride and Prejudice set in this alternate world and then for everyone to play it straight,” Steers told EW. “The movie’s big wink is that there is no big wink.” Added star Lily James ("Cinderella"): “It’s definitely not camp.” You can view the images below. But first, here's a capsule history of the long-in-the-works production: April 2009: Seth Grahame-Smith's »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Britons And Brain-Munchers In New Images From Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

3 July 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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The latest take on Jane Austen’s classic love story is a little, how should we say… revisionist. In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, out next February, it is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.

Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, which riffed raucously on Austen’s classic, this new Pride and Prejudice imagines Elizabeth Bennet and her corset-clad sisters as warriors of the Victorian era, searching for husbands while simultaneously fending off hordes of the undead.

“Rather than knitting and crocheting, they’re polishing muskets,” says Lily James, the Cinderella actress who plays Elizabeth, to EW, which debuted the above images. Of Lizzy, James says, “She’s the most badass zombie slayer there is.”

Even more fascinating than the reimagined Elizabeth, though, may be the tone director Burr Steers is aiming to strike. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Oscars: Biopics, Diversity Dearth Shape Midyear Race

2 July 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As 2015 hits the halfway mark, it’s encouraging that so many upcoming films look promising — because so far, the Oscar possibilities are meager, to say the least.

Once again, fact-based dramas will dominate awards buzz. There are at least 14 with scheduled dates, and another three possibilities for this year. Six of these earn the highest possible praise: People from rival studios like them.

That roster includes “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp as Boston mob kingpin Whitey Bulger; “Concussion,” about the NFL’s efforts to deny the repercussions of players’ repeated concussions; “Spotlight,” with Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams as the Boston Globe reporters who uncovered child abuse in the Catholic Church; “Trumbo,” about Dalton Trumbo and the House Un-American Activities Committee; “Truth,” the Dan Rather-George W. Bush scandal pic; and “The Walk,” about high-wire artist Philippe Petit, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Other reality-based pics that are »

- Tim Gray

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Exclusive interview with actress Stephanie Vogt on her new role in The Royals

2 July 2015 3:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Scott Davis chats with actress Stephanie Vogt

In an exclusive interview with Flickering Myth, actress Stephanie Vogt sits down with Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis to discuss her new role in hit television show The Royals, as well as her career so far which has seen her work on Entourage, The Voices and The C-Word…

Scott Davis: Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to me and Flickering Myth about your exciting new role!

Stephanie Vogt: My pleasure! Thank you for the opportunity.

Sd: You have just been cast in the hit show The Royals, you must be delighted?

Sv: Ecstatic! I’m just coming off of a dark thriller and an action film, so it will be great fun to wear some stilettos and dig into The Royals.

Sd: How did you gain the role in the show? Was there a lengthy audition process to get the role? »

- Scott J. Davis

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Midway Through 2015, My Best Picture Oscar Ballot & Predictions

1 July 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We've hit the midway point of 2015 so it's time to start taking the 2016 Oscar race a little more seriously. Cannes is behind us and coming up are the Toronto and Venice Film Festival announcements at which point we'll see just what kind of strategies the studios will be taking with their upcoming Oscar contenders. Over the last month or so I've been tweaking my Best Picture predictions in the background, adding a movie here and there, shuffling a few around as I see fit to the point I am now at 51 contenders. Yeah, such is the price you pay when you start predicting this early. However, this year I'm going to set out to keep track of my own personal Oscar ballot as we go through the year, offering up a list of the top five films I believe should be nominated for Best Picture in hopes of maybe keeping »

- Brad Brevet

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Haunting Teaser For Snowden Shines A Light

30 June 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Oliver Stone is notorious for his button-pushing depictions of U.S. history, and this Christmas will see the W. director add another incendiary chapter to his filmography in Snowden, a biopic about the “most wanted man in the world.”

Shot in May and quickly edited as to get into the awards race this year, Snowden looks at the unusual life of former CIA employee and government contractor Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked information from the National Security Agency (Nsa) that uncovered invasive and unconstitutional global surveillance programs carried out in conjunction with telecommunications companies and European governments. The revelations led to a global outcry and Snowden being branded a traitor, forcing him to flee the United States for Russia.

The story of his whistleblowing was the subject of Laura Poitras’ instantly iconic documentary Citizenfour, which is a must-watch for any self-respected U.S. citizen. What Stone has to add is still unclear, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Mark Wahlberg versus Mark Wahlberg: A tale of two actors

26 June 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

How many Mark Wahlbergs are there? I ask because I like the guy who showed up in this week's "Ted 2." I like goofball Mark Wahlberg. I like belligerent Boston Mark Wahlberg. I like dancing silly Mark Wahlberg. I like dim bulb but well-meaning Mark Wahlberg. I do not, however, care for "I'm smarter than I look" Mark Wahlberg. I do not like humorless Mark Wahlberg. I do not particularly care for serious action mode Mark Wahlberg. And when I look at the ones I don't like side-by-side with the ones I like, I find it hard to reconcile that this is all one person. So again… I ask… how many Mark Wahlbergs are there? When Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" was released, it was a breakthrough for the young actor, part of a banner year in his nascent acting career. He had made a few films before that, including »

- Drew McWeeny

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Seth Gordon exits Uncharted movie

26 June 2015 6:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Sony has suffered another setback with its plan to bring video game franchise Uncharted to the big screen, with The Wrap reporting that Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) has now vacated the director’s chair owing to a dispute with studio boss Tom Rothman over the creative direction of the project.

Uncharted has passed through the hands of several filmmakers including David O. Russell (The Fighter) and Neil Burger (Divergent), while Mark Wahlberg have been mentioned as potential candidates for the lead role of treasure hunter Nathan Drake. The most recent draft of the script has been Oscar-winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty).


- Gary Collinson

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Sony’s Uncharted Movie Loses Director – Again

25 June 2015 9:31 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Nathan Drake may be enjoying a fruitful boon in the video game medium, with Naughty Dog prepping to bring back the grizzled treasure hunter early next year for A Thief’s End, but his journey to the silver screen for an Uncharted movie has been anything but smooth sailing. And now, Heroic Hollywood brings word that Horrible Bosses‘ Seth Gordon is the latest director to leave the troubled project.

According to sources close with the stalled production, Gordon’s exit is consequence of Sony steering the adaptation in a whole new direction. It’s a change of heart purportedly born of budgetary constraints, with newly-appointed Head of Sony Pictures Tom Rothman supposedly claiming that the allotted budget for the finalized Uncharted movie will be more in line with Resident Evil than Indiana Jones, despite many believing that the company would nurture Nathan Drake into a bona fide franchise lead.

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- Michael Briers

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'Uncharted' Movie Loses Director Seth Gordon

24 June 2015 9:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After more than five years in development, many fans hoped the video game adaptation Uncharted was on the right track, with Oscar-winning writer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) coming aboard to pen the script late last year. Unfortunately, the project has hit yet another speed bump, with Heroic Hollywood reporting that director Seth Gordon is backing out the project, after signing on in February 2014. The report reveals that Sony's new studio head Tom Rothman asked the filmmaker to deliver this adaptation on a smaller budget, reportedly causing him to walk. The Wrap reports that Tom Rothman wanted to take the movie in a new creative direction, which is what caused the departure, which could mean that the studio is seeking another writer.

Regardless of how it happened, Uncharted is still without a director, and a star, after Chris Pratt passed on the project in November. We also reported in December »

- MovieWeb

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"Uncharted" Film Drops Director, Changes Course

24 June 2015 7:32 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The film version of the popular video game series "Uncharted" has had a rocky voyage through development, and today it appears to have crashed onto the rocks yet again.

Heroic Hollywood and io9 report that Seth Gordon, the latest filmmaker who has been attached to the Sony Pictures project for some time, is no longer onboard the movie.

Initial reports suggest he left over budget cuts, however follow-up repots now indicate the budget is remaining the same and the film is "simply going in a new direction". What that means is unclear.

David O. Russell and Neil Burger were attached to previous versions of the film which follows treasure hunting adventurer Nathan Drake.

The trilogy of previously released games are being remastered ahead of a release on PlayStation 4 in early October, whilst the fourth and apparently final title in the series hits early next year. »

- Garth Franklin

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Seth Gordon Exits Uncharted as Sony Plans New Creative Direction

24 June 2015 4:08 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The long-gestating Uncharted movie is on the back burner once again as director Seth Gordon has exited the project. The adventurous story of Nathan Drake has been in development for more than half a decade now, with a number of filmmakers attached to the project over the years. David O. Russell was attached to direct for a while with Mark Wahlberg set to star as Drake. Neil Burger (Divergent) tried his hand at the pic as well, but he too fell by the wayside. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were reportedly approached numerous times to pen an adaptation, but they subsequently declined. Nathan Fillion even campaigned for the lead role at one point. Finally, Horrible Bosses and The King of Kong director Seth Gordon was hired to take the helm in early 2014, and it seemed this one might stick as Zero Dark Thirty scribe Mark Boal was brought in to touch up the script, »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Seth Gordon The Latest Director To Exit Sony's 'Uncharted'

24 June 2015 3:47 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Uncharted" continues to be Sony's white whale. David O. Russell and Neil Burger have already come and gone on the long brewing adaptation of the hit video game. But things seemed to start coming together last year, with Seth Gordon ("Identity Thief," "Horrible Bosses") signing up to direct and a summer 2016 release date slated. However, Sony is not going to make that target. Gordon has exited the movie once again putting the entire project back at square one. Sony's new head Tom Rothman apparently wanted to change creative direction, rather than cut the budget for the flick, but that still sounds euphemism for getting this thing made more cheaply. And one does have to wonder how much money has been burned into development costs so far. Read More: Marc Forster To Direct Futuristic Thriller 'Red Riding' & Seth Gordon Will Helm Lewis Carrol Pic 'Queen Of Hearts'  The plan »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Seth Gordon Leaves Uncharted

24 June 2015 3:41 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Sony’s attempt to turn the Uncharted game series from PlayStation success into potential movie franchise just can’t seem to get past the loading screen. In another blow for the project, director Seth Gordon has decided to move on. Treasure hunter Nathan Drake would seem to be a good fit for cinema, with his Indiana Jones-style attitude and scope for adventure. But try as it might, the studio just hasn’t been able to make it work. Writers such as Kyle Ward, David O. Russell (who also wanted to direct), Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, David Guggenheim and Mark Boal have all tried to crack it and Neil Burger briefly considered directing before heading off to do Divergent. What’s the hold up this time? As originally reported by Heroic Hollywood, it’s apparently financial issues, as Sony boss Tom Rothman wants to change the creative direction of the film »

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Comic-Con 2015: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Patient Zero Footage to Debut at Screen Gems’ Hall H Panel

24 June 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Early next year, zom-rom-com fans will finally be able to see the living dead roam the 19th-century English countryside in the manners/zombie mash-up, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Ahead of its big screen release in February, the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel will be teased next month in Hall H at Comic-Con.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Screen Gems will bring two end-of-the-world projects to Comic-Con's Hall H at 12:15pm on Saturday, July 11th:

"Screen Gems will premiere exclusive first look footage from Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, bringing Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston and Matt Smith to the stage along with director Burr Steers, and the book’s author Seth Grahame-Smith. Screen Gems will also be debuting the first look footage from Patient Zero, which stars Smith and Natalie Dormer. Director Stefan Ruzowitzky and screenwriter Mike Le will also take the stage. »

- Derek Anderson

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

24 June 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It's still a while off before we'll have the answers to the few questions of this year's race that are developing from films that have actually already screened. Whether Sundance breakouts "Brooklyn" and "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" pull a "Boyhood" or "Whiplash," for example? Or what about Todd Haynes' "Carol"? Can it ride its Cannes buzz to finally nab the director a Best Picture nomination? Will "Inside Out" return Pixar to the big race? Does "Mad Max: Fury Road" have what it takes to be an extremely rare summer blockbuster slash Best Picture nominee?  These questions cannot be answered until the many potential legends of the fall arrive at film festivals or in theaters.  Like "The Hateful Eight," "Joy," "The Revenant" and "Bridge of Spies."  Will they quickly return Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell, Alejandro González »

- Peter Knegt

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Director

23 June 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Alejandro González Iñárritu seems like a pretty reasonable bet to be back in the race a year after he won for his 1800s Wild West adventure "The Revenant," but it's pretty extreme to predict a double win. Especially with Todd Haynes (the safest bet from films we've seen), Steven Spielberg, David O. Russell, Quentin Tarantino, Danny Boyle and all potentially in the mix as well. It sadly looks -- at least right now -- like another boys club in this category, with Sarah Gavron currently looking the best bet to change that for her women's rights saga "Suffragette" (fingers crossed). Check out predictions in other categories here. The Three To Beat From What We've Seen: Todd Haynes, "Carol" John Crowley, "Brooklyn" George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road" Longer Shots From What We've Seen (But They Could Rally): Pete Docter, "Inside Out" Andrew Haigh, "45 Years" Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, »

- Peter Knegt

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay

23 June 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A year after not one woman was nominated in either screenplay category, it looks like we're heading toward a much needed change of pace. Believe it or not, Amy Schumer could very well be able to call herself an Oscar nominee a year from now if "Trainwreck" can ride its extremely strong reviews to some deserved Oscar buzz (like "Bridesmaids" did when it got a nomination here).  And Schumer could be joined by "Bridesmaids" co-scribe Annie Mumolo (teaming with David O. Russell to write the "Joy" script), previous winner here Diablo Cody ("Ricki and the Flash"), Greta Gerwig (who co-wrote "Mistress America" with Noah Baumbach"), Abi Morgan ("Suffragette") and none other than Angelina Jolie (who wrote her next directorial effort, "By The Sea"). Imagine that lineup of nominees? Best Original Screenplay predictions below. Check out predictions in other categories here. The Lock: Bob Petersen & »

- Peter Knegt

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Movie Review – Accidental Love (2015)

22 June 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Accidental Love, 2015.

Directed by David O. Russell (as Stephen Greene).

Starring Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Marsden, Catherine Keener, Tracy Morgan and James Brolin.


A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, D.C., where sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause – but what happens when love interferes with what you stand for?

Every other film released today seems to come with a narrative built around it, filling the minds of audiences with predestined verdicts before the film is even seen; It’s a remake, it’s a reboot, it’s a restarting franchise, it’s been pushed back, it’s blown its budget etc. In the case of Accidental Love, the chequered history to get the film seen is a story unto itself, with all involved having moved on »

- Gary Collinson

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Accidental Love review – toothless, bawdy and aggravatingly zany

21 June 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This Washington farce about an uninsured waitress seeking redress for a workplace injury is never less than annoying

“I have a nail in my head so I need a Moon Base.” In the days before The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook, David O Russell started shooting the healthcare satire Nailed (from Kristin Gore’s novel Sammy’s Hill), only to see the production shut down amid financial chaos. Now, seven years later, we have the retitled Accidental Love, completed (without Russell’s further input) under the pseudonymous director credit “Stephen Greene”.

Unsurprisingly, it’s a mess. Fleeting fragments hint at a superior work while others suggest it was a misfire from the outset. Jessica Biel is rollerskating Indiana waitress Alice who goes to Washington seeking help from congressman Howard Birdwell (Jake Gyllenhaal) following a medically uninsured accident. With a nail lodged in her skull causing mood swings and inhibition loss, »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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