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Thomas Schlamme Elected Directors Guild President

24 June 2017 6:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran TV director Thomas Schlamme has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America for a two-year term, succeeding Paris Barclay.

Schlamme was selected by acclamation of the 147 delegates at the DGA’s convention on Saturday at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles.

Barclay announced earlier this year that he would not seek a third term in accordance with the DGA tradition of presidents only serving two terms. The DGA represents more than 17,000 members.

Related Content Hollywood Bids Adieu to Retiring Directors Guild Chief Jay D. Roth

Schlamme has been on the DGA national board since 2005 and was most recently third VP. He was co-chair of the 2014 and 2017 negotiating committees together with secretary-treasurer Michael Apted.

In February, the DGA honored Schlamme with the Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award for service to the DGA and its membership. Schlamme joined the DGA in 1978.

“It is a tremendous honor to be chosen by my peers to lead our Guild, and »

- Dave McNary

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Critics Pick the Worst Movies They’ve Ever Reviewed

19 June 2017 1:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. 

This week’s question: “The Book of Henry” has been assailed by critics. But let’s look beyond this particular reviled new release. What’s the worst movie you’ve ever reviewed?

Alissa Wilkinson (@alissamarie), Vox

It’s unfortunately not even a contest: “God’s Not Dead 2,” which I reviewed for Flavorwire and then wrote about it further for Thrillist. (The first movie is actually far worse, but I didn’t review it.) They’re actually not the worst-made movies I’ve seen, but as a Christian and a film critic, I find them so actively offensive and cynical that it’s somehow even more depressing. I didn’t derive any joy from the process, but it felt important that I write about it.

Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko), Pajiba/Cbr.com »

- Eric Kohn

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Mary Tyler Moore Honored at Intimate Memorial Attended by Oprah Winfrey, Dick Van Dyke & Valerie Harper

15 June 2017 11:42 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mary Tyler Moore‘s family, friends and A-list admirers gathered over the weekend to pay tribute to the late actress in an intimate memorial ceremony, People has learned.

Oprah WinfreyDick Van Dyke, Valerie HarperBernadette Peters, Julia Louis-Dreyfus were among those who gathered at the home of director James L. Brooks on Sunday, where they shared memories and honored Moore’s life.

The groundbreaking actress passed away at the age of 80 in January surrounded by her loving husband and close friends, after being on a ventilator and hospitalized with pneumonia due to complications from her decades-long battle with diabetes. »

- Julie Jordan and Mike Miller

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TV Hijacks Film Fests for High-Profile Bows

12 June 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As rival top-tier film festivals across the globe began to program episodic television, Cannes’ artistic director Thierry Fremaux remained a notable holdout — until recently.

Earlier this year, he relented and invited David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” TV reboot and Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake 2: China Girl” to the Croisette for special screenings, the former with full red-carpet treatment. In April, Fremaux explained to Variety that while he is “not a big fan of series,” he justified the inclusion of Campion and Lynch as auteurs who are experimenting with “new narrative means.”

“Cinema remains a singular art, and we want to emphasize this while keeping our eyes open on the world that surrounds it,” Fremaux says. “And this world is more and more about TV series and virtual reality.”

Fremaux’s desire to keep the “film” in “film festival” was admirable, but possibly futile. Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, South by Southwest, Berlin »

- Addie Morfoot

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Ice Cube Talks ‘Death Certificate,’ ‘Friday,’ and His Star on the Walk of Fame

12 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When he was a teenager back in the mid-1980s, O’Shea Jackson split his time between playing football for William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, and writing his earliest rhymes as a South L.A. rapper named Ice Cube. He didn’t yet have a car, and his bus route to school involved making a pit stop on Hollywood Boulevard, where the now-storied rapper-actor will receive a star on the Walk of Fame on June 12.

“I had to catch the 210 bus down Crenshaw, then you would change buses in Hollywood,” Cube remembers. “And it’s dope, because I walked through Hollywood as a kid, trying to catch a bus to the Valley on my way to football practice. Now I’m gonna have a star there, and some kid like me, on his way to practice or whatever, is gonna see my name down there, and have »

- Andrew Barker

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Universal’s new “Monster-verse” officially titled ‘Dark Universe’

23 May 2017 1:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Universal Pictures have announced that its series of films reviving the studio’s classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as Dark Universe. The motion logo (pictured above – video at end of this article) for the new initiative features a musical theme composed by Danny Elfman and will debut in theaters preceding The Mummy, which will be released on June 9th.

The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal’s iconic characters into modern cinema, as well as confirmations of superstar cast and that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct Bride of Frankenstein. Universal announced that it will not release a Dark Universe film as previously planned for April 13th 2018, and that Bride will instead be the next chapter in the unspooling series of movies following this year’s The Mummy. The actress chosen to play the lead role in Condon’s version of this »

- Phil Wheat

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Dark Universe revealed, Uncharted movie casting, Han Solo set video and more – Daily News Roundup

22 May 2017 11:56 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We would like to kick off today’s Daily News Roundup by sending out our best wishes to Zack Snyder and his family, and the victims of the Manchester attack. Stay safe and hug those close to you.

Dark Universe

Since its announcement, we’ve never really known what to call Universal’s Classic Monster’s Universe. It was a bit… clunky, you know? Well, the studio have announced we can officially call it The Dark Universe, and they also revealed Bride of Frankenstein will be the next entry following The Mummy. The studio released an image of the Dark Universe cast, which revealed Johnny Depp as The Invisible Man and Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s Monster. No word yet on whether Angelina Jolie has been cast as The Bride, which was rumoured last year. Read more here.

Good Feelings From Hellboy

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- Luke Owen

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The 'Uncharted' Movie Will Be a Young Nathan Drake Story Starring New Spider-Man Tom Holland

22 May 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Sony has been trying to make a movie out of the Uncharted video game franchise for quite some time now. An adaptation of the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake has had quite a few high profile attachments over the years. A quick recap: 2011 - David O. Russell (The Fighter) directing a version that would star Mark Wahlberg and Robert De Niro. 2011 - Neil Burger (Limitless) replaces O. Russell. 2012 - Burger drops off. The Wibberleys (National Treasure) are hired to write a new script. 2014 - Seth Gordon (Baywatch) is brought on to direct. Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) is hired to write the script. 2015 - Seth Gordon drops off. 2016 - Joe Carnahan (The A-Team) is hired to write a script. Shawn Levy (Real Steel) is set to direct. And that brings us to today and the...

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Tom Holland Takes Lead In Uncharted

22 May 2017 3:44 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Spider-Man: Homecoming hasn’t even hit the cinemas yet, but Sony seem to have a lot of faith in young star Tom Holland that they are willing to thrust him to the fore of another big franchise, this time as the lead in the big screen adaption of the best selling Playstation vide game series, Uncharted, according to Deadline. This particular project has been doing the rounds in Hollywood for years with David O. Russell (Three Kings, Joy) and Joe Carnahan (Narc, The A-Team), amongst many others, attached at one point. In fact, Carnahan had written the most recent draft of the script for director Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Real Steel), envisioning it as an R-Rated adventure flick. While Levy is still on board, this most recent draft is being rewritten to de-age the hero, roguish Indiana Jones-alike Nathan Drake, presenting an origin story as he grows into his role as a famed treasure hunter. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Oliver Stone Makes the Jump to Scripted Television with ‘Guantanamo’

22 May 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Over the past few years, more and more high-profile film directors have been fleeing the uncertain world of cinema in favor of longform television shows. David Fincher, Cary Fukunaga, Steven Soderbergh, Woody Allen, David O. Russell, the Wachowskis, Baz Luhrman, Jonathan Nolan…pretty soon, it’s going to be difficult to name a filmmaker who hasn’t made […]

The post Oliver Stone Makes the Jump to Scripted Television with ‘Guantanamo’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Ben Pearson

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February 14, 2019 Bride Of Frankenstein Hits Theaters; Danny Elfman To Compose Score

22 May 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters. Welcome to Dark Universe.

Universal Pictures announced today that its series of films reviving the studio’s classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as “Dark Universe.”

The motion logo for the new initiative features a musical theme composed by Danny Elfman and will debut in theaters preceding The Mummy, which will be released on June 9. The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal’s iconic characters into modern cinema, as well as confirmations of superstar cast and that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct Bride of Frankenstein.

Dark Universe was begun by core creatives Alex Kurtzman, who also serves as director and producer of The Mummy, the inaugural film in the new classic monster series, and The Mummy producer Chris Morgan, who recently saw The Fate Of The Furious, the sixth film he wrote for the Fast & Furious franchise, »

- Michelle Hannett

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Dark Universe Trailer Announces Universal's Rebooted Monsters Franchise

22 May 2017 11:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures announced today that its series of films reviving the studio's classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as Dark Universe. The motion logo for the new initiative features a musical theme composed by Danny Elfman and will debut in theaters preceding The Mummy, which will be released on June 9. The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal's iconic characters into modern cinema, as well as confirmations of superstar cast and that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct Bride of Frankenstein.

Dark Universe was begun by core creatives Alex Kurtzman, who also serves as director and producer of The Mummy, the inaugural film in the new classic monster series, and The Mummy producer Chris Morgan, who recently saw The Fate of the Furious, the sixth film he wrote for the Fast & Furiousest opening in history at the global box office when it opened on »

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The 'Uncharted' Movie Will Be a Young Nathan Drake Story Starring New Spider-Man Tom Holland

22 May 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Sony has been trying to make a movie out of the Uncharted video game franchise for quite some time now. An adaptation of the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake has had quite a few high-profile attachments over the years. A quick recap: 2011 - David O. Russell (The Fighter) directing a version that would star Mark Wahlberg and Robert De Niro. 2011 - Neil Burger (Limitless) replaces O. Russell. 2012 - Burger drops off. The Wibberleys (National Treasure) are hired to write a new...

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Universal Pictures Announces Dark Universe Franchise, Confirms Casting, Reveals Bride Of Frankenstein as Next Film

22 May 2017 10:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We knew that Universal Pictures was planning a shared cinematic world with their upcoming films featuring new takes on the classic Universal Monsters, and they've now collectively named the slate of movies "Dark Universe," confirmed some of the actors who will be involved, and revealed the official release date for Bride of Frankenstein.

In addition to the official logo and announcement video for Dark Universe (see below), Universal announced that Johnny Depp will play The Invisible Man and Javier Bardem will play Frankenstein's Monster, confirming previous reports of the actors being lined up for those respective roles.

Following the June 9th release of The Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein will be the next Dark Universe film to come out with a release date set for Thursday, February 14th, 2019. Bill Condon (2017's Beauty and the Beast) will direct from a screenplay by David Koepp. The actress who will play the lead role »

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Tom Holland play young Nathan Drake in the long-awaited Uncharted film

22 May 2017 10:09 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

In a weekend that has already provided one surprisingly but very exciting bit of casting – Tom Hardy playing Venom in the new Sony/Marvel universe film – we now have another one and it’s strangely connected to the Spider-Man universe as well with news that Tom Holland is set to play Nathan Drake in the long-gestating Uncharted film, says Deadline.

Based on the video game of the same name by Naughty Dog, the big-screen adaptation has been in development for many years through many different iterations but now the film is seemingly moving forward after securing Holland’s services for the lead role. And while you may be forgiven for thinking that the British actor is too young for the role, the film version has evolved into a prequel to the video game series with Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) in the director’s chair.

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- Scott Davis

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Tom Holland to Star in Shawn Levy's 'Uncharted' Adaptation

22 May 2017 9:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ahead of the July release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, star Tom Holland has already lined up another major franchise.

The British actor is attached to star in Sony's adaptation of the Uncharted video game from director Shawn Levy.

The movie will not follow the plot of the Naughty Dog game, but will be a prequel that follows protagonist Drake as a young treasure hunter learning the tricks of the thieving trade from his will-be mentor, Sully. The latest script comes from Joe Carnahan.

The long-gestating project has seen numerous directors — including Seth Gordon, David O. Russell and Neil Burger — try their »

- Mia Galuppo

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Tom Holland To Lead Long Developing Video Game Adaptation ‘Uncharted’

22 May 2017 8:23 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As much as I’ve run down the crazy history of Sony‘s long brewing video game adaptation “Uncharted” multiple times, for those of you just playing catch up, here’s what you need to know. The studio has been trying to make a feature film out of the hit platformer for years now. At one time, some pretty big names kicked the tires, including David O. Russell who ambitiously wanted to bring in names like Mark Wahlberg, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Scarlett Johansson.

Continue reading Tom Holland To Lead Long Developing Video Game Adaptation ‘Uncharted’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jean Smart’s Supernatural Thriller ‘Awaken the Shadowman’ Lands at Gravitas

16 May 2017 5:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gravitas Ventures has acquired all North American rights to the supernatural thriller “Awaken the Shadowman,” starring James Zimbardi, Skyler Caleb, and Jean Smart, Variety has learned exclusively.

Gravitas will launch a limited theatrical release July 21, followed by a digital and on-demand release on July 25.

Awaken the Shadowman,” formerly called “The Ones Above,” centers on two brothers who reunite after their mother’s mysterious disappearance. In their search, they uncover a hidden cult and supernatural force.

The film also stars Emily Somers, Andrea Hunt, and Robert R. Shafer. It was written and produced by Woodrow Wilson Hancock III, Caleb, and Zimbardi under their WildStory Production Company. J.S. Wilson directed.

“The film’s concept is based on actual phenomena, and the story is in part inspired by true life events from my early childhood,” said Hancock. “We’re thrilled to be debuting a new villain to the world this summer through Gravitas Ventures. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Making Film at Annapurna

16 May 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annapurna has forged a two-year film production deal with Pastel, the Oscar-winning company behind “Moonlight.” As part of the pact, Annapurna will get the rights to a feature film from Barry Jenkins, the director behind the coming-of-age Oscar best picture winner. That movie is already in development.

Jenkins is writing a script, which will serve as the first project under the deal. Details are being kept under wraps. The pact will also include future films from Pastel partners Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy, and Mark Ceryak.

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Annapurna is backed by Megan Ellison, a film producer and heiress. After making a name for itself backing auteur-driven pictures from the likes of Paul Thomas Anderson (“The Master”) and David O. Russell (“American Hustle”), Annapurna has been staffing up and is looking to be a full-fledged distribution company. “Detroit,” a drama from Kathryn Bigelow, »

- Brent Lang

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Cannes 2017 Lineup is High On Auteur Intrigue, Low on Safe Awards Bets

13 May 2017 11:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ask just about any critic heading to next week’s Cannes Film Festival for their thoughts on the lineup and you’ll get much the same verdict: On paper, at least, it’s one of the tastiest in years. Usually we speak of Cannes programmes being “front-loaded” or “back-loaded” in terms of major auteur works; this year, it’s simply loaded.

The first two days of this year’s fest alone see premieres from Todd Haynes (“Wonderstruck”), Andrei Zvyagintsev (“Loveless”), Arnaud Desplechin (“Ismael’s Ghosts”) and Claire Denis (“Black Glasses”). The last two days, by which point the crowds usually thin out, have Lynne Ramsay (“You Were Never Really Here”) and Roman Polanski (“Based on a True Story”), not to mention David Lynch’s feverishly awaited “Twin Peaks” reboot.

In between is an all-you-can-eat cinephile’s buffet boasting new works from Michael Haneke (“Happy End”), Sofia Coppola (“The Beguiled”), Noah Baumbach »

- Guy Lodge

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