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Luca Guadagnino's Italian-French thriller is set to screen at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival on September 6, and Indiewire is excited to premier exclusive new stills that give a peek into what happens when desire and pleasure clash in the most volatile ways. Read More: Cannes Wish List: 20 Films We Hope to See at the 2015 Festival The official synopsis reads: "Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of delirious nostalgia from which there can be no rescue." The film will have its U.S. premiere on May 13, 2016. Take a look at the stills below, which showcase the rugged, beautiful Mediterranean landscapes of Guadagnino's latest »
- Jessica Cariaga
20. Story of Ricky (Lik wong) – Starring Siu-Wong Fan as the titular character, Riki Oh, based on a manga series which eventually became an anime, marks the end of an era of Japanese exploitation flicks, before the new generation of filmmakers such as Takashi Miike took over. Unlike Miike’s movies, or other recent entries such as Tokyo Gore Police, Riki Oh’s tone borders on comedy, played up by bad voice dubbing, foolish plot lines, cartoonish gore and eccentric characters (including a one-eyed assistant warden with a hook for a hand). For a prison film, the movie never seems mean-spirited, and if anything it masquerades as a bizarre superhero flick. The effects are the main draw – Riki Oh exists simply to showcase several outlandish set pieces, ramping up the level of violence, gore and action with each new scene. Made before the days of CGI, director Lam relies simply on practical effects, »
The Venice Film Festival’s late-summer scheduling — a fixture since its inception 83 years ago — gives it sprocket-opera status it wouldn’t hold if it swapped places with, say, the Berlinale. (And not just because the skinny sandbar of the Lido is a lot less alluringly balmy in February.) As the American awards season has expanded, in the last couple of decades, into a six-month industry of promotion as restless as the speculation that surrounds it, this most venerably refined of festivals has become its near-accidental starting block.
Expense and distance protect it from the fever-pitch Oscar conversation that intensifies at Telluride and Toronto mere days after Venice raises its curtain, but these aren’t soundproof barriers: In an era when a film’s fate can be sealed on Twitter mere minutes after it first screens, contenders are swiftly anointed and annihilated in the Italian heat. Reigning Best Picture winner “Birdman »
- Guy Lodge
Swinton portrays a rock legend on holiday on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner, played by Matthias Schoenaerts. Their stay is disrupted when a record producer and old flame (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter, portrayed by Dakota Johnson.
The project is one of Variety‘s 30 most-anticipated films of Oscar season.
Swinton and Guadagnino collaborated on the 2009 film “I Am Love.”
- Dave McNary
The 59Th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme
You can peruse the programme at your leisure here.
The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes. With this year’s industry programme stronger than ever, offering international filmmakers and leaders a programme of insightful events covering every area of the film industry Lff positions London as the world’s leading creative city.
The Festival will screen a »
“A Bigger Splash” will hit U.S. theaters on May 13 in 2016, Fox Searchlight announced on Tuesday in conjunction with Lucky Red and Studiocanal. The independent film stars Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Dakota Johnson, and is directed by Luca Guadagnino. “A Bigger Splash” follows rock legend Marianne Lane, who is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her current partner, Paul. However, her world is turned upside down when her old flame Harry arrives with his daughter, Penelope. Also Read: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke Drama 'Everest' to Open Venice Film Festival Fox Searchlight has decided »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Fox Searchlight has dated "A Bigger Splash," director Luca Guadagnino's latest Mediterranean collaboration with Tilda Swinton after "I Am Love," to open stateside in limited release on May 13, 2016. The film, which wasn't ready for Cannes but landed a September 6th Venice premiere and a London slot and could show up in Telluride, is set on the volcanic island of Pantelleria, where rock legend Marianne Lane (Swinton) is languishing with partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when an old flame and record producer (Ralph Fiennes) interrupts their holiday. He arrives with his daughter (Dakota Johnson) — and plenty of nostalgia and unfinished business. Read More: 'The Danish Girl' and 'A Bigger Splash' Join 'Everest' and 'Black Mass' at Venice Film Festival With "A Bigger Splash" out of 2015 awards play, Fox Searchlight will focus on building North American buzz for "Youth," "He Named Me Malala" and "Brooklyn," all running the »
- Ryan Lattanzio
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Blade, Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit, Fantastic Four, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel 2, Batman, Suicide Squad, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Vixen, Supergirl, Booster Gold, Heroes Reborn and more…
Marvel’s first Phase Three offering Captain America: Civil War wrapped production this week, after which a selection of promotional art arrived online, showing which characters will be joining Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.) “teams” in the big superhero face-off. We’ll not spoil them, but you can take a look at the promo art yourself here, and click here to read Jeremy Renner’s comments on which side Hawkeye is on. »
- Gary Collinson
Doctor Strange: Veteran actor Mads Mikkelsen (TV's Hannibal) is in early talks to play an unspecified role in Marvel's Doctor Strange. Benedict Cumbarbatch is set to star as the good doctor, Earth's protector against "magical and mystical threats," while Tilda Swinton will play the doctor's mentor and Chiwetel Ejiofor will portray the doctor's chief nemesis; Mikkelsen would reportedly play a villainous character. Production is expected to get underway later this year, with the movie aiming for release on November 4, 2016. [Variety] The Titan: Sam Worthington (Wrarth of the Titans) and Ruth Wilson (The Lone Ranger) will star in The Titan, a love story set in the "not too distant" future. The film will revolve around a military...
- Peter Martin
Seriously, you might as well prime your browsers to book tickets for the premiere date now, because the words "high demand" are an understatement - especially when the Hannibal and Sherlock fandoms are involved.
An offer is due to be made to Mikkelsen soon, according to Variety - although Marvel has declined to comment.
Mikkelsen also joined the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story recently - and for once, he's not playing a nefarious ne'er-do-well.
"No, my character is actually not a bad guy, and I can't say any more, »
Mikkelsen's role is unknown but sources say he will be another antagonist to Strange. The most other notable villain from the comics is the powerful mystical being Dormammu who has been rumored for the film before.
Jon Spaihts penned the script and Kevin Feige will produce the film which begins production towards year's end ahead of a November 4th 2016 release. If he joins, it will be Mikkelsen's second big film of the period as he's »
- Garth Franklin
Not content with just starring in a Star Wars film, Hannibal alumni Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks for a role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie. Mikkelsen will appear in Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One movie in 2016, and now will play an unnamed part in Marvel’s Phase 3 flick.
Variety are reporting the news that Mikkelsen will assume one of the villain roles in the movie, which sees Benedict Cumberbatch star as Stephen Strange.
Before he met the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange was an unlikable and egotistical neurosurgeon. Everything changes when a car accident limits Strange’s use of his hands, sending him on a maddening quest for a miracle cure. This origin story introduces the magical and mystical realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. »
- Paul Heath
Production starts later in the year on Marvel's next production, Doctor Strange. Scott Derrickson is directing this one, which has long since now cast Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Further members of the cast include Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
And now another name can be added.
The latest to join the Marvel cinematic universe is Mads Mikkelsen, best known for his starring role in Hannibal, and for his villain role in Casino Royale (although check out The Hunt if you haven't, a really strong, impressive piece of work).
Mikkelsen is currently shooting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Variety now reports that he's set to take on one of the villain roles in Doctor Strange. The exact role hasn't been identified at this stage. Note that at one stage, »
Doctor Strange: Veteran actor Mads Mikkelsen (TV's Hannibal) is in early talks to play an unspecified role in Marvel's Doctor Strange. Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star as the good doctor, Earth's protector against "magical and mystical threats," while Tilda Swinton will play the doctor's mentor and Chiwetel Ejiofor will portray the doctor's chief nemesis; Mikkelsen would reportedly play a villainous character. Production is expected to get underway later this...
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While the trippy and... ahem....strange world(s) of Doctor Strange may add up to this latest project from Marvel Studios to take on the label of ‘Marvel’s biggest gamble’, the second instalment of the studio’s Phase Three may have hit on a great solution to get audiences’ bids on seat for director Scott Derrickson’s (Sinister) exploration of the mystical side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: populate it with an amazing cast of actors. Of course, the titular Master of the Mystic Arts will be played by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch, with Tilda Swinton taking on the role of his mentor, The Ancient One, and Chiwetel Ejiofor cast as his fellow student and eventual nemesis, Baron Mordo. Now, we can add another name to this already impressive list, with Variety reporting that Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks to take on a as yet unnamed villain role. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Dr. Lecter will live to eat again! Sort of. Variety reports that Mads Mikkelsen, who played the serial gourmand on NBC's recently departed Hannibal, is in early talks to play the villain in Marvel's Doctor Strange. He'll be joining a decidedly British cast that includes Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, and of course, Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Doctor Strange. Clearly, his character is just mad that he doesn't get to be the one with a Ph.D. in this franchise. »
- E. Alex Jung
Captain America: Civil War officially wrapped this past weekend. That means Marvel is ready to begin work on Doctor Strange. An exact production start date has yet to be announced. But the main cast is almost complete. Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title character. He is joined by Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who boarded the project earlier this year. Now we have word that another mysterious being is being added to the cosmic line-up.
Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen seems to be ditching his cannibal ways for Disney. It was reported earlier this month, during the studio's big D23 presentation, that the actor had joined the Rebel Alliance for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Now comes word that he is taking on a role in Doctor Strange. While Mads Mikkelsen has confirmed the unexpected, that he will actually be playing a hero in Rogue One, it seems that he'll »
Marvel is about to break the Internet – or at least Tumblr.
In the upcoming Marvel film, Dr. Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon, becomes involved in the mystical arts and starts jumping into alternate dimensions after a career-ending car accident. Under the tutelage of the “Sorcerer Supreme,” the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), Strange becomes Earth’s protector against all mystical enemies.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is already cast as Strange’s main foe, Karl Amadeus Mordo (a.k.a. Baron Mordon), the former “Sorcerer Supreme” disciple who eventually betrays Strange and the Ancient One.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange is slated for late 2016.
- Sasha James
Fresh from his casting in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it seems that Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen could be set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Variety reporting that he’s in talks to play a villain in Doctor Strange.
See Also: Description of Doctor Strange concept art shown at D23
This isn’t Mikkelsen’s first brush with the McU, as he originally signed on to play Malekith the Accursed in Thor: The Dark World, before a scheduling conflict forced him to drop out, with Christopher Eccleston then securing the role.
Doctor Strange is set for release on October 28, 2016 in the UK and November 4, 2016 in the Us, with Scott Derrickson (Sinister) directing a cast that so far includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo.
- Gary Collinson
Mads Mikkelsen has previously had connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as he was once in line to play Malekith The Accursed in Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World. That deal wound up not working out, with the actor committing himself to the brilliant NBC series Hannibal, but now it looks like the guy might have a second shot at the comic book movie world. Variety has gotten word that Mads Mikkelson is now in early talks to join Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton, in Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange. Unfortunately, at this time the trade doesn't have any information about the specific character that Mikkelson would play, and Marvel didn't comment on the news, but there is word that he could be playing a villain in the movie. This is definitely an interesting situation. Chiwetel Ejiofor is officially on-board to play Baron Mordo in the movie »
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