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19 items from 2015


Horror / Thriller Round-Up: Nick Carter’s ‘Dead West’, The Comedy of Terrors UK Blu-ray / DVD, USS Indianapolis Shark Attack Film

31 January 2015 4:09 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome to another horror/thriller round-up! This time around we have details on Backstreet Boy Nick Carter’s in-the-works zombie western movie, release details for Arrow Video’s UK Blu-ray / DVD of the Vincent Price-starring The Comedy of Terrors, and an update on Warner Bros.’ and Team Downey’s in-development film based on the real-life sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the subsequent shark attacks on the surviving crew members.

In an interview with Noisey, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter revealed that he will be directing and starring in a zombie western called Dead West (not to be confused with Joe R. Lansdale’s 1986 zombie western novel, Dead in the West) for Asylum this March. Carter also co-wrote the script and has a couple of potential cast members in mind (excerpts from Noisey via Shock Till You Drop):

“It’s called Dead West. [Laughs.] It’s a zombie horror western movie. »

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Tate Taylor to Direct Robert Downey Jr.'s USS Indianapolis Drama

29 January 2015 8:02 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Over three years ago, we learned that Robert Downey Jr. was producing a drama focusing on the tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II. The film will focus on the tragedy from the point-of-view of Hunter Scott, an 11-year old boy who embarked on a journey to exonerate the Indianapolis’ court-martialed captain in 1996. Now the film is finally making progress towards the big screen as The Wrap has learned The Help and Get On Up director Tate Taylor has signed on to direct the film. Downey still isn't starring in the film, but he'll produce with his wife Susan Downey through their Team Downey banner. In the story, the young boy was researching the tragedy as part of a History Day competition and learned how the warship was sunk by torpedoes with the crew stranded for five days and eaten by sharks. The incident was recounted by »

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Tate Taylor to direct USS Indianapolis shark-attack film

28 January 2015 8:51 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Warner Bros. and Team Downey are working on a film adaptation of the USS Indianapolis shark-attack story, known by many as the story Robert Shaw tells in the 1975 film Jaws. The project is not yet titled, but a source has confirmed that The Help and Get on Up director Tate Taylor is set to direct the film, with Mike Jones on to write the script. Deadline first reported the news. In 1945, the USS Indianapolis was sunk by torpedoes on its return from delivering the Hiroshima bomb. After the ship went down, the crew floated for five days, becoming ideal targets »

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Directors: Marsh, Taylor, Lee, Farrelly, Michell

28 January 2015 3:45 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A bunch of filmmakers have been linked to all sorts of new projects in the past day or two. Here are the details:

James Marsh ("The Theory of Everything") has been slated to direct the Blueprint Pictures and BBC Films untitled project about amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his attempt to win the first round the World Yacht Race in 1968. Firth will play Crowhurst, and shooting will begin in the spring.

Tate Taylor ("The Help") has come onboard to helm Warner Bros.’ untitled drama about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis which Robert Downey Jr. will produce. Mike Jones will write the script for the aftermath story of the 1945 sinking of the battleship in shark-infested Pacific waters.

Ang Lee has come onboard as director of the film adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk". Most of the film takes place during a Thanksgiving Day football game »

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USS Indianapolis film to set sail with Robert Downey Jr. and Tate Taylor

28 January 2015 2:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In development for some time, Warner Bros. Pictures appears to finally be moving forward with a big screen take on the harrowing true tale of the USS Indianapolis. TheWrap reports that Tate Taylor, the director behind The Help and Get on Up, has signed on to helm.

Outside of his Marvel commitments, which have swelled some more over recent months with his involvement in Captain America: Civil War in 2016, Robert Downey Jr. is selecting his newest projects, and one which has been involved with for a few years looks like it might finally set sail.

Downey and his wife, Susan, have been attached to the story of the USS Indianapolis since 2011 with their Team Downey company, but they and Warner Bros. Pictures have found a director for the project in the form of Taylor. But while the Iron Man star is on board as producer, it is unconfirmed if he »

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Robert Downey Jr. Is Going To Give Us A Really Sad World War II Movie

27 January 2015 5:37 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As famously recounted in Quint's dramatic monologue in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, the fate of the USS Indianapolis is one of the most horrific tales of World War II. It's a story of capsize, starvation, dehydration, shark-attacks and death, and while there was ultimately a light at the end of the tunnel, that doesn't make the events any less brutal. Now those events will be getting brought to cinematic life courtesy of producer Robert Downey Jr. and director Tate Taylor - though they will be unfolding through the filter of a young boy looking to find justice for a hero in the whole mess. The Wrap has the news out of Sundance at that the helmer of the Oscar-winning The Help and last year's Get On Up is now set to direct the USS Indinapolis-centric film, which does not yet have a title. The main story in the movie will »

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Robert Downey Jr. to Produce 'USS Indianapolis' Movie

27 January 2015 11:25 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Robert Downey Jr. is teaming up with director Tate Taylor for an untitled project based on the true story of the U.S.S. Indianapolis sinking in 1945, which marks its 70th anniversary this year. The actor has been developing the project with Warner Bros. since August 2011, with Mike Jones writing the screenplay. The harrowing tale of the U.S.S. Indianapolis was famously told by Robert Shaw in the 1975 classic Jaws.

The U.S.S. Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in 1945, with the crew stranded in shark-infested waters for over five days. Of the over 900 crew members on board, only 300 survived the ordeal, battling starvation, hypothermia and some of the most dangerous shark attacks in history. The ship's captain. Charles McVay was court-martialed over the ship's secret mission to deliver the Hiroshima bomb. The plot will be set in the year 1996, following the separate true story of an 11-year-old boy named Hunter Scott, »

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Tate Taylor to Direct USS Indianapolis Project for Team Downey

27 January 2015 11:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tate Taylor will direct Warner Bros.’ untitled drama about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, with Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey producing through their Team Downey banner.

Mike Jones will write the script for the aftermath story of the 1945 sinking of the battleship in shark-infested Pacific waters. Warner Bros. set up the long-in-development project in 2011 by acquiring life rights to Hunter Scott, who helped exonerate the court-martialed captain of the Indianapolis, and set it up at Team Downey.

The project first went into development in 1998 at Universal when Scott was 13 — two years after he’d begun research for a school history project that led to a re-examination of the case of Capt. Charles McVeigh, the only captain to be court-martialed for the sinking of his ship during WWII. The ship was torpedoed by a Japanese sub shortly after delivering parts for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

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Sundance: Tate Taylor to Direct USS Indianapolis Movie for Robert Downey Jr., Warner Bros.

27 January 2015 10:28 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tate Taylor has signed on to direct an untitled shark movie about the USS Indianapolis for Warner Bros. and Team Downey, an individual close to the project told TheWrap at Sundance.

Mike Jones will write the script for the film, which will be produced by Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey and David Gambino. Warner Bros. executives Jon Berg and Nik Mavinkurve will oversee the project for the studio.

See photos: Sundance 2015 Scene and Heard: Iggy Azalea, Keanu Reeves, Hailee Steinfeld, Diplo, Adam Scott (Photos)

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, which left its »

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Tate Taylor Sails To USS Indianapolis Project

27 January 2015 10:03 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

After trying for several years to float a film based on the real-life seaborne tragedy of the USS Indianapolis, Warner Bros. finally made waves in 2011 when Robert Downey Jr. and his producing partner/wife Susan Downey hopped aboard to steer the cinematic ship. They’ve now landed The Help’s Tate Taylor to direct the film.As most famously chronicled by Robert Shaw’s Quint in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, Japanese torpedoes sank the Indianapolis in July 1945. Approximately 300 of the 1196 crew went down with the ship and the remaining 880 faced dehydration, exposure and shark attacks while awaiting rescue. Only 321 were ultimately plucked from the water, and of those just 316 survived.Warner Bros. has the life rights to Hunter Scott, the 11-year-old lad who in 1996 was inspired by Spielberg's shark pic to write a report about the vessel and her ill-fated crew for a History Day competition. His research ended up vindicating captain Charles McVay, »

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Writers Guild Honors Margaret Nagle for ‘The Good Lie’ Script

20 January 2015 10:32 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Margaret Nagle has been chosen by the Writers Guild of America West to receive the 2015 Paul Selvin Award for her screenplay “The Good Lie.”

The award, named after the late general counsel to the WGA, is given each year to the WGA member whose script “best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties that are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere and to which Selvin devoted his professional life.”

Nagle will be recognized at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards L.A. ceremony on Feb. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

Margaret Nagle’s script for ‘The Good Lie’ raises profound issues of resilience and survival in the face of unspeakable atrocities,” said Wgaw president Christopher Keyser. “The struggles of the Lost Boys of Sudan in her film remind us how desperately all human beings strive for freedom. But what makes Nagle’s screenplay particularly heart-wrenching »

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees

14 January 2015 12:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

American Sniper,” “Big Hero 6,” “Birdman,” “The Lego Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been nominated by the Motion Picture Sound Editors for the 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, to be held Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

The Mpse announced nominees in 20 categories Wednesday.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

Darren Aronofsky will receive the filmmaker award, and Skip Lievsay will receive the career achievement award.

The entire nominations list:

Feature Animation

Big Hero 6

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations

14 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Hollywood’s sound pros nominated Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for three awards apiece as the Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled nods for its 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, honoring the best feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment work of the year.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

This year’s Golden Reels will additionally honor Noah director Darren Aronofsky with the Mpse’s annual Filmmaker Award. Oscar winner Skip Lievsay, known for his work »

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Blu-ray Review: James Brown Biopic ‘Get on Up’ Has No Soul

13 January 2015 12:45 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – When people yawn about the dullness of movies based on life stories, they are certainly referring to films like “Get On Up,” an absurdly uninteresting portrait of a key figure of music, or so this movie claims. From the “The Help’s” vanilla visionary Tate Taylor, this 140-minute ode to James Brown is a half-assed argument about his nonpareil greatness, and full evidence that the biopic may be the weakest genre in film.

Rating: 1.0/5.0

The brainchild of producer Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger, “Get On Up” does indeed have Brown’s catalogue. And they have a good Godfather of Soul too, played by “42’s” Chadwick Boseman, who is completely betrayed by a story that undercuts whatever expectations he’s trying to raise. Aging makeup looks him look goofy, and the story’s unholy jumble does his emotional work no service. Boseman is most distinct with his hustle, dancing his way through extended scenes, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Get on Up' Deleted Scene Featuring Chadwick Boseman | Exclusive

9 January 2015 9:19 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before he was announced as Marvel's Black Panther back in October, Chadwick Boseman took on the iconic role of James Brown in the Universal Pictures biopic Get on Up. With the drama currently available on Blu-ray and DVD, we have an exclusive deleted scene, where Chadwick Boseman gets some bad news from the parole board. Although he obviously went on to become an influential musician, James Brown wanted to become a mechanic after his release from prison. As you can see in this scene, the terms of his parole did not make that possible.

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42's Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves, and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from »

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 10 ‘Get on Up’ Blu-ray Combo Packs With Chadwick Boseman as James Brown

7 January 2015 7:03 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In our latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Combo Pack giveaway, we have 10 free Blu-ray and DVD combo packs up for grabs for the home release of the Grammy-nominated James Brown story “Get on Up” starring Chadwick Boseman (“42,” “Draft Day”)!

Get on Up,” which was released on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack on Jan. 6, 2015 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, Craig Robinson, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Fred Melamed, Jill Scott and Josh Hopkins. The film is directed by Tate Taylor (“The Help,” “Winter’s Bone”), written by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth and produced by Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger.

To win your free “Get on Up” combo pack courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget directly below. That’s it! The more social actions you complete below, the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases »

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Contest: Get On Up With One Of Five Swaggering Prize Packs!

6 January 2015 9:30 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Here at We Got This Covered, we’re suckers for the classics, and that’s why we’re thrilled to be able to bring you a toe-tapping giveaway in honor of today’s Blu-Ray release of Get On Up, a biopic about none other than James Brown, the Godfather of Soul and one of the most iconic musicians of all time.

Thanks to Universal and Way To Blue, we’re mounting one of our biggest contests yet. Check out all the goodies up for grabs here:

5 Blu-ray combo pack copies of Get On Up along with 5 Blu-ray copies of the classic, The Blues Brothers (which features both James Brown and Dan Aykroyd) 5 aviator sunglasses 5 copies of the film’s soundtrack

What do you have to do for a chance at all of this sensational swag? Simply like We Got This Covered on Facebook and retweet our contest message (below). It’s that simple. »

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VOD Spotlight: Get On Up

6 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

After his breakout performance as Jackie Robinson in 42, Chadwick Boseman initially wasn’t interested in reading the script for director Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic Get On Up. Boseman figured the last thing he should do was another biopic about a cultural icon. On top of that, regardless of his already having played Jackie Robinson, the idea of anyone playing James Brown seemed just about impossible to him. “James Brown was ahead of his time, and we still haven’t caught up with him,” Boseman says. “He lived the life of a thousand people in one lifetime.” Still, he talked to … Continue reading →

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Giveaway – Win A Copy of Get On Up

5 January 2015 1:53 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s our first contest to kickoff 2015 with!

To celebrate the Blu-ray release of Get On Up on January 6, Wamg is giving away copies to a few of our lucky readers.

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, Get On Up gives a fearless look inside the music, moves, and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Chadwick Boseman (42) stars as Brown, and is joined by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Jill Scott, Craig Robinson, and Dan Aykroyd in the Tate Taylor directed drama.

Answer the following:

What was James Brown’s first top 20 Pop hit?

Enter Your Name, Answer And E-mail In Our Comments Section Below.  We Will Contact You If You Are A Winner.

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