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After years and years of development, it looks like Sony’s Uncharted movie is finally moving forward.
It was reported a few months ago that the film had dropped from Sony’s schedule, but Deadline are saying that Shawn Levy (Real Steel) has stepped into helm the film. Levy will be the project’s fourth director. The film’s latest screenwriter, Joe Carnahan, had expressed interest in directing but will be busy with Bad Boys For Life.
The latest game in the Uncharted series was praised by critics upon its release, with some calling it the best game ever made. Following the box office success of The Angry Birds Movie and Warcraft, a lot of video game adaptations are moving forward across various studios.
Sony have been trying to get »
- Luke Owen
According to Deadline Night at the Museum and Real Steel director Shawn Levy is Sony Pictures’ latest pick for their Uncharted video game adaptation. We’ve been hearing about this Uncharted movie for years now. At one point David O. Russell was going to write and direct it with Mark Wahlberg playing Nathan Drake (the main […]
Read Shawn Levy Will Direct the Uncharted Movie for Sony Pictures on Filmonic.
Sony’s adaptation of the video game Uncharted is back on course. Shawn Levy, the Night at the Museum director who executive produced and directed episodes of Stranger Things, is coming on board to helm Uncharted. Levy becomes the latest helmer on the long-gestating project that has seen Seth Gordon, David O. Russell and Neil Burger warm up the director’s chair only to leave after the heavy development process set in. This time, Sony is armed with a script by Joe Carnahan, who was flirting with directing but is now focused on the third Bad Boys installment, titled Bad Boys
- Borys Kit
Best known for his recent work on Netflix phenomenon Stranger Things, Shawn Levy’s credits also include Real Steel, Night at the Museum, and a producing gig on sci-fi movie Arrival. What’s more, Levy’s appointment also frees up screenwriter Joe Carnahan, who had climbed aboard the video game adaptation a few months back to hash out a script. Next up for him is 2018 action sequel Bad Boys for Life.
Uncharted, meanwhile, is still incubating in the nascent stages of development. Truth be told, Nathan Drake’s journey to the silver screen has been fraught with setbacks, with numerous writers and directors becoming involved only to make for the exit door before the project could gain a sense of momentum – in fact, Mark Wahlberg, David O. Russell and Baywatch helmer »
- Michael Briers
Jennifer Lawrence is everywhere these days, and while her big moneymakers are behind her for the moment (The Hunger Games, The X-Men, whatever David O. Russell makes), she’s doing some impressive branching out.
Now she’s adding a wild biopic into the mix playing Zelda Fitzgerald. The film is being developed by Ron Howard, who may yet direct, and is likely to land as an Oscar hopeful.
Lawrence has managed some good turns playing deeper, more layered characters, especially when working with Russell, but this one may push her limits. Dramatic “crazy” is hard to pull off in a way that isn’t insulting, or boring, and Fitzgerald’s struggle with schizophrenia is as challenging a role as you could take on.
Whether anyone is »
- Marc Eastman
dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award-winning actor, writer and director Mel Gibson will be honored with the “Hollywood Director Award” at the 20th Annual “Hollywood Film Awards® Presented by Virginia Black.” The prolific multi-talented artist directs Lionsgate’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Teresa Palmer, which is set to hit theaters November 4th, 2016. The awards ceremony, celebrating its 20th anniversary as the official launch of the awards season®, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden, and will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 6, 2016. The Hollywood Film Awards honors some of the most acclaimed films and actors, as well as artists in Cinematography, Visual Effects, Film Composing, Costume Design, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Makeup & Hairstyling. Its recipients over the past 20 years have included the world’s biggest stars and more than 110 have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and/or wins. »
Dick Clark Productions made the announcement on Monday. Gibson directed Lionsgate’s World War II action-drama “Hacksaw Ridge,” starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, and Teresa Palmer, which hits theaters on Nov. 4.
Gibson made his acting debut on “Mad Max” in 1979 and went on to star in “Gallipoli,” “The Bounty,” “Tequila Sunrise,” and the “Lethal Weapon” series. He founded Icon Productions in 1989 and made his directorial debut in 1993 with “The Man Without a Face.”
In 1995 Gibson produced, directed, and starred in “Braveheart,” which won Academy Awards for best picture and best director. He produced, co-wrote, and directed “The Passion of the Christ,” which grossed more than $600 million worldwide in 2004.
- Dave McNary
Director. Screenwriter. Producer. Environmentalist. Darren Aronofsky has many titles.
But the 47-year-old Brooklyn, New York, native may have a new title: Jennifer Lawrence‘s new man.
A source tells People Aronofsky and the 26-year-old Hunger GamesÂ star, who collaborated on a still-untitled project, “Â been hanging out and are casually dating.”
Here are five things to know about the acclaimed filmmaker who’s caught the actress’ eye. 1. He’s Oscar-nominated
Aronofsky has picked up a few festival awards along his career, for movies like 2008’sÂ The Wrestler,Â 2000’sÂ RequiemÂ for a DreamÂ and his debut film, »
- Dave Quinn
Last year, Denis Villeneuve’s “Sicario,” about an FBI agent enlisted by a government task force to bring down the leader of a Mexican drug cartel, garnered critical acclaim and commercial success and netted three Oscar nominations to boot. Now, Villeneuve returns with his sci-fi drama “Arrival,” starring Amy Adams (“The Master”) and Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker”). Based on Ted Chiang’s short story “Story of Your Life,” the film follows linguist Louis Banks (Adams) who’s hired by the government to help translate alien communications after a dozen extraterrestrial pods enter Earth’s atmosphere. Watch a trailer for the film below and check out the poster as well.
- Vikram Murthi
To many cinephiles Quentin Tarantino is a god. He has made interesting film after interesting film, and had it not been for the smashing success of Pulp Fiction many indie directors like Paul Thomas Anderson and David O. Russell would’ve had a harder time getting their movies made. But even gods like Tarantino owe a lot of credit to those who came before him, and the director will make that the subject... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
Kelly Reichardt’s films capture a sense of American identity that has lost its way. It began with her debut, “River of Grass” (1994, and newly restored last year), and continues all the way through “Certain Women,” which opens this month. “These characters are all trying to acquire something,” Reichardt said when we spoke at the Sundance Film Festival, where “Certain Women” premiered. “They all want something.”
But for Reichardt’s characters, fulfillment is always just beyond reach.
In “River of Grass,” a young man (Larry Fessenden) crashing at his grandmother’s house ignores the alarm clock in a mostly barren room, adorned only with a tattered American flag. Later, he hits the road with a bored housewife (Lisa Bowman), on the lam for a murder they didn’t commit, pursuing the romanticism of an escape.
- Eric Kohn
Chicago – The 2016 Fall Season of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema of Chicago kicked off on September 17th, with the South Korean film “Sori: Voice of the Heart.” The director behind this purposeful man-and-machine relationship movie is Lee Ho-Jae. The unusual story combined our modern tech world with a satellite turned robot who is sick of it all.
“Sori: Voice of the Heart” is a science fiction film, as a grief stricken father (Lee Sung-Min) uses the help of an artificial intelligent-loaded communications satellite – he finds it washed up on the beach – to find his missing and presumedly dead daughter. The road picture also features Nasa and South Korean officials looking for the downed satellite, and a grieving father finding some closure through the journey. This is the second feature from director Lee Ho-Jae, who through this film has an amazing eye for how humanity lives, amidst our tech madness and destructive nature. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
What’s Coming Oct. 1: “Queen of the Damned” Just in time for Halloween, Netflix is adding 2002’s adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel “The Queen of the Damned,” led by the late R&B star Aaliyah and Irish actor Stuart Townsend. What’s Coming Oct. 1: “Dazed and Confused” Following the release of director Richard Linklater‘s “Everybody Wants Some!!” earlier this year, its spiritual prequel “Dazed and Confused” hits Netflix next month. What’s Coming Oct. 1: “Unforgiven” Clint Eastwood‘s Best Picture-winner “Unforgiven” takes a frank look at how the uglier parts of the Old West have been forgotten through time. »
- Reid Nakamura
Having collaborated on I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings and The Fighter, actor Mark Wahlberg and director David O. Russell are set to team up for a fourth time, with Wahlberg revealing on Facebook that they are currently working on a script for a biopic about Father Stuart Long, a boxer who found God and became a priest.
“David O. Russell and I are working on developing a script about Father Stu, who was an amazing priest from Helena, Montana. He was a very tough guy who was a fighter, a football player…anything but a spiritual guy,” said Wahlberg. “He found his calling, and decided, after falling in love with a woman, that he wanted to become a priest. He suffered from this horrible muscular degenerative disease but was still ordained as a priest and passed away, but not before he was able to inspire thousands upon thousands of people. »
- Gary Collinson
Next month, Netflix offers up a big selection of films of all stripes — modern to classic, animated to live action, Best Picture winners to teen phenomenons — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch as soon as humanly possible, either for the first time or as part of a nostalgic little binge. Enjoy.
The winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture, Clint Eastwood’s 1992 film “Unforgiven” is the last Western he directed and starred in, and he made it count. About an aging outlaw tasked with one final job, the film examines the myths of the West and how they’re perverted and distorted over time, as well as the contradictions within established national archetypes. It’s arguably Eastwood’s defining masterpiece, and one of the very best films of the 90s. See it immediately.
The 1993 cult classic “Dazed and Confused »
- Vikram Murthi
And so it has been portended that, every five or six years, acclaimed writer-director David O. Russell and megastar actor Mark Wahlberg must come together, so that a new piece of cinematic art is brought to fruition. Since The Fighter came out back in 2010, it’s just about time for the prophecy to once again be realized. And, as Vulture reports, that’s precisely what’s happening. Wahlberg announced via Facebook Live yesterday morning that he and Russell are currently developing what will be their fourth together.
According to the Academy Award-nominee (yes, Mark Wahlberg was nominated for an Oscar), the film will be a sports biopic like The Fighter. The subject this time around will be football player turned Catholic priest Father Stuart Long, who found religion late in life and died two years ago at the age of 50.
“David O. Russell and I right now are ...
- Dennis DiClaudio
Mark Wahlberg has been on a roll with director Peter Berg, but a few years before the two started working together, Wahlberg was known more for his creative partnership with David O. Russell. The actor had a hand in the director’s big comeback with The Fighter, but after that drama, the two have yet to make another film together. […]
- Jack Giroux
Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell have made three films together, and it now looks as though they’re about to make a fourth. During a Facebook Live post recorded earlier today, the actor revealed that he and his frequent collaborator are at work on a screenplay about athlete-turned-priest Father Stuart Long.
“David O. Russell and I right now are working on developing a script on Father Stu, who was an amazing priest from Helena, Montana,” said Wahlberg. “He was a very tough guy who was a fighter, a football player…anything but a spiritual guy. He found his calling, and decided, after falling in love with a woman, that he wanted to become a priest. He suffered from this horrible muscular degenerative disease but was still ordained as a priest and passed away, »
- Michael Nordine
Even though they’ve made three films together, Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell never seem to be in any particular rush. Five years passed between “Three Kings” and “I Heart Huckabees,” and another six passed before “The Fighter.” It’s also been six years since that movie, with Russell making “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” and “Joy” in that time, along with the aborted “Nailed!
- Kevin Jagernauth
It may only represent the film’s Spanish distribution route, but there’s something entirely apt-feeling about the familiar Warner Bros. badge at the front of Alberto Rodriguez’s “Smoke and Mirrors”: This slick-as-Brylcreem political thriller may deal entirely in local affairs, but every gleaming nut and bolt of its assembly advertises its helmer’s suitability for U.S. studio fare. Following up his internationally acclaimed regional noir “Marshland” with a larger-scale study of institutional corruption, Rodriguez’s seventh feature proficiently borrows moves from Scorsese, Sorrentino and a surfeit of other stylists to tell the fact-inspired story of sometime spy Francisco Paesa, whose mid-1990s involvement in a former police chief’s embezzlement operation left no line un-double-crossed. A good yarn that nonetheless takes a while to disentangle itself from an overly convoluted setup, “Smoke and Mirrors” is possibly not as universally exportable as the directorial verve it showcases, »
- Guy Lodge
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