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Aftrs' Friday on My Mind to feature Greg McLean in conversation at Acmi

19 July 2016 5:12 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Greg Mclean on the set of The Belko Experiment.

Greg McLean will appear in conversation at Acmi this Friday July 22 as part of Aftrs' Friday On My Mind talks series..

The Wolf Creek director will be in conversation with Acmi's Head of Film Programs, James Hewison.

McLean will discuss the impact of the original film, the process of adapting the original story into graphic novels as well as the six-part TV series that premiered recently on Stan (on which McLean served as an executive producer) and the opportunities afforded by digital platforms.

McLean's other Ep credits include.Red Hill, Crawlspace, Down Under and The Legend of Ben Hall.

He established Emu Creek Pictures, a production company based in Melbourne, after the success of Wolf Creek.in 2005. His next film, Rogue, was produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein and starred Sam Worthington and Mia Wasikowska..

In 2013 he directed Wolf Creek 2, »

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Greg McLean in conversation at Acmi in Aftrs Friday on My Mind talk

19 July 2016 5:12 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Wolf Creek.

Greg McLean will appear in conversation at Acmi this Friday July 22 as part of Aftrs' Friday On My Mind talks series..

The Wolf Creek director will be in conversation with Acmi's Head of Film Programs, James Hewison.

McLean will discuss the impact of the original film, the process of adapting the original story into graphic novels as well as the six-part TV series that premiered recently on Stan (on which McLean served as an executive producer) and the opportunities afforded by digital platforms.

McLean's other Ep credits include.Red Hill, Crawlspace, Down Under and The Legend of Ben Hall.

He established Emu Creek Pictures, a production company based in Melbourne, after the success of Wolf Creek.in 2005. His next film, Rogue, was produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein and starred Sam Worthington and Mia Wasikowska..

In 2013 he directed Wolf Creek 2, which Margaret and David famously declined to review, »

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First poster for Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge

2 July 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mel Gibson returns to the director’s chair this year for the World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, and the first poster has arrived online today; check it out below…

Hacksaw Ridge is the extraordinary true story of conscientious collaborator Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He believed the war was just, but killing was nevertheless wrong; he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic, Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. He was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Hacksaw Ridge is set for release on November 4th in the States and features a cast that includes Andrew Garfield, »

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Okinawa Looms In Stirring First Poster For Mel Gibson’s WWII Drama Hacksaw Ridge

1 July 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When the order came to retreat, one man stayed. That man is, of course, Desmond Doss, a pacifist and conscientious objector who staged one of the most remarkable rescue missions of World War II when he pulled 75 men from the rubble of Okinawa – all without firing a gun.

It’s this outstanding act of valour that will anchor Hacksaw Ridge, the new wartime thriller helmed by Mel Gibson that currently occupies the award-friendly release date of November 4.

Charging into battle without a gun to call his own, it is 99 Homes star Andrew Garfield that takes point in Hacksaw Ridge, becoming the solo American soldier who fought on the frontlines sans weapon. Such an act of defiant bravery may have drew the ire of his squad, but it was Doss who had the last laugh; rescuing more than 70 men from the clutches of the Axis forces and eventually going on to »

- Michael Briers

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First Poster: Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge"

1 July 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lionsgate has released the official poster for director Mel Gibson's latest feature "Hacksaw Ridge", a WW2 true story tale starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths and Vince Vaughn.

The film is the story of Corporal Demond Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive the Us congressional Medal of Honor and who single-handedly saved the lives of seventy-five men. Gibson himself recently spoke about the film and Doss himself, telling iF Magazine:

"He was the first conscientious objector to be given the Medal of Honor. He never fired a gun. He was criticised by his peers, the army tried everything to kick him out, and he endured that because he wanted to serve as a combat medic in the worst place on earth.

Okinawa was a bloodbath. The highest death-toll in the Pacific. And when nobody else would go in there, he went »

- Garth Franklin

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Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten Join Toby Kebbel’s ‘Category 5’

22 June 2016 3:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten and Ralph Ineson are joining Toby Kebbell in Rob Cohen’s action/thriller “Category 5.”

Cohen is directing from a script he co-wrote with Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon, Anthony Fingleton, and Carlos Davis. The movie follows a team of tech hackers embarking on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. Mint facility the same time a disastrous Category 5 storm is set to strike.

Kebbel plays a meteorologist left in the deserted beach town along with a treasury agent (Grace) and his brother, an ex-Marine played by Kwanten. Ineson heads the team of thieves trying to accomplish the heist of the century.

Producers are Damiano Tucci, Danny Roth, Karen Baldwin, Howard Baldwin, Michael Tadross Jr. and Rob Cohen. Bill Immerman, Mark Damon, Tamara Birkemoe, Christopher Conover and Allie Greenleaf Maldonado are executive producing.

Randy Couture (“Hawaii Five-0”), Melissa Bolona (“Dog Eat Dog”) and Jamie Andrew Cutler »

- Dave McNary

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Mel Gibson on chasing Hugo Weaving for Hacksaw Ridge and shooting in Oz

19 June 2016 9:25 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Mel Gibson.

In conversation last week at the Sydney Film Festival, Mel Gibson spoke at length with Fairfax's Garry Maddox about his upcoming directorial effort Hacksaw Ridge.

Shot in Sydney late last year, Gibson called his fifth directorial outing a "100 percent Aussie film.".

"The crew and most of the cast [were Aussie], it was part-financed here and shot here. Portaying a story that takes place in Lynchburg, Virginia and Okinawa, and they totally pulled it off."

Gibson has just returned from test screenings in Lynchburg (the home town of the film's main character, Desmond Doss) and said the locals "wondered how we got in and shot there without them knowing."

The story of Virginia farmboy Doss (played by Andrew Garfield) landed on Gibson's desk after a long development process, and appealed to the Oscar winner for Braveheart because of Doss's "singular" nature.

"He was the first conscientious objector to be given the Medal of Honor. »

- Harry Windsor

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The Keeping Room review – intriguing, absorbing American civil war drama

16 June 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This beautifully photographed film is a slow burner about two sisters who come into traumatic conflict with two renegade Union soldiers

Daniel Barber is the British film-maker who directed the urban thriller Harry Brown in 2009, with Michael Caine as a pensioner who takes on local thugs. His latest film (from 2014, getting a belated UK release) is a siege drama set towards the bitter end of the American civil war, written for the screen by the smart first-timer Julia Hart. Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld play two sisters in the south, Augusta and Louise, whose menfolk have all been killed; they live with their slave, Mad – a very good performance from Muna Otaru. These women are to come into traumatic conflict with two renegade Union soldiers, Moses (Sam Worthington) and Henry (Kyle Soller), crazed and bored with the horror of war. This is an intriguing slow burner of a film, whose pace sometimes decelerates to an almost Bergmanesque adagio: it’s beautifully photographed by the German cinematographer Martin Ruhe. However, I felt it didn’t come fully to dramatic life, and nothing in it quite lived up to its fascinating and shocking opening. Its two most charismatic performers, Otaru and Steinfeld, are the ones with the least to do. A serious and absorbing piece of work, nonetheless.

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- Peter Bradshaw

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The Flickcast 327: Crisis Mode!

16 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | The Flickcast | See recent The Flickcast news »

It’s time for a brand new episode of The Flickcast. It’s a great day, right? We think so. On this week’s episode Chris and Joe discuss the crisis that is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,  the “talents” of Richard Lester, the new Sam Worthington(s), Suicide Squad being PG-13, Pacific Rim 2, Superman coming to […] »

- The Flickcast

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I'm linking out... ♫ I want the world to know, gotta blog it so...

10 June 2016 2:40 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Guardian Carrie Fisher is doing an advice column? What happy potentially hilarious news

Salon They're prepping a Rumi biopic and the filmmakers want Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Downey Jr for the leading roles of Rumi and his mentor Shams. Those were real people and Persian muslims. Here we go again with Hollywood's tone deaf casting imperatives... (sigh)

Coming Soon Jennifer Lawrence to star in a movie about Elizabeth Holmes, once estimated to be worth $4.5 billion and now nothing. Adam McKay to direct so we're guessing he got a taste for Oscar with The Big Short and wants more.

MTV Teo Bugbee looks at the career of James Wan from Saw (2004) to The Conjurer 2 (2016)

Village Voice Angelica Jade Bastién on the female gaze of American Psycho

Pajiba gets vicious with a list of 'female equivalents of Sam Worthington' (i.e. generically attractive & completely unmemorable but they keep getting big roles) including Zoey Deutch, »

- NATHANIEL R

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'Temple', 'Drone', 'The Titan' among Signature's Cannes deals

7 June 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The UK outfit has revealed five acquisitions made in Cannes.

UK distributor Signature Entertainment has revealed five all rights acquisitions secured at the Cannes Film Festival.

It has struck two deals with Voltage Pictures, including for Lennart Ruff’s sci-fi epic The Titan, which is set to star Sam Worthington (Avatar), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins), Agyness Deyn (Hail, Caesar!) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game Of Thrones).

The film follows a military experiment designed to genetically evolve a man to be sent into space that goes horribly wrong, with the side effects threatening humanity itself. It is set for a release in 2017.

The company has also picked up John Stockwell’s thriller Temple from Voltage, which sees Wesley Snipes (Blade) leading a team of trained military operatives who find themselves trapped in an isolated compound where they begin to experience horrific phenomena.

It has also struck a deal with Fine Cut for »

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25 underappreciated family movies of the last 20 years

26 May 2016 8:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Flushed Away and Hunchback to Titan A.E. and Sky High - the family movies that don't get the love they deserve...

When I sit through a film such as Zootropolis, Rango, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Eddie The Eagle or Coraline, I can’t help but be thankful somebody has bothered. As a parent as well as a movie lover, I’ve grown to really dislike family movies that just turn up to act as a surrogate babysitter for 90 minutes, with no intention of becoming anybody’s favourite film. The films I'm going to talk about are the family movies therefore that I think both try and do something a bit more, yet continue to fly under many people's radar. 

A bonus mention before we get going, and number 26 in the list, much to my surprise: Alvin & The Chipmunks 4. I was expecting next to zero from it, courtesy »

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Noomi Rapace to Star in Science-Fiction Thriller ‘Boy’ (Exclusive)

12 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Noomi Rapace will star in the science-fiction thriller “Boy” with Danish helmer Jonas Arnby on board, Variety has learned.

Lotus Entertainment is launching international sales for “Boy” at the Cannes Film Festival.

Mattson Tomlin’s script for “Boy,” which was named to the 2015 Black List, centers on a teenage boy who is born with special abilities and spends his childhood switching names and cities to keep his identity hidden. When his conservative, suburban neighborhood discovers the risk he poses and blames him for a mass, tragic event, he and his mother must flee from the authorities who are looking to destroy him and seek the trust and support of an underground rebellion group.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Ben Pugh and Leon Clarance are producing. The trio worked together on “The Titan,” starring Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling and Tom Wilkinson. Kavanaugh-Jones and Clarance also produced “Come and Find Me,” starring Aaron Paul and Annabelle Wallis. »

- Dave McNary

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Us Briefs: Lionsgate dates 'Hacksaw Ridge'

5 May 2016 4:58 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Sundance Institute names eight participants in Directors Lab; San Francisco International Film Festival unveils Golden Gate Award winners; and more…

Lionsgate will open Hacksaw Ridge directed by Mel Gibson and starring Andrew Garfield on November 4, in wide release.

Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, and Vince Vaughn also star in the Cross Creek Pictures, Demarest Media, Icon Productions, Pandemonium, and Permut Presentations drama about of Desmond Doss, the WWII serviceman who became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal Of Honor.

Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, David Permut, Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, and Tyler Thompson produce.

The Shack will open on March 3, 2017, in wide release, from Summit Entertainment and was originally set for November 18 this year.

The 59th San Francisco International Film Festival has wrapped and announced the juried winners of its Golden Gate Awards. Philippe Lesange of Canada won the New Directors (Narrative Feature) Prize for The »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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"Hacksaw," "Hell," "Bleed," "Shack" Set Dates

5 May 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lionsgate has announced a November 4th wide release date for the Mel Gibson-directed WW2 true story feature "Hacksaw Ridge" starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths and Vince Vaughn. The story follows Corporal Demond Doss (Garfield), the first conscientious objector to receive the Us congressional Medal of Honor.

Summit Entertainment has pushed back the Sam Worthington-led horror tale "The Shack" from November 18th to March 3rd 2017. The film, which reportedly tested well recently, follows a grieving man who receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called 'The Shack'.

Lionsgate and CBS Films have set an August 12th limited release ahead of an August 26th wide release for "Starred Up" helmer David Mackenzie's heist thriller "Hell or High Water" starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Taylor Sheridan ("Sicario") penned the film about a »

- Garth Franklin

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Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge Plants Flag On Awards-Friendly November Release

5 May 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With each passing week, Hollywood’s awards corridor is only becoming increasingly crowded, and Lionsgate has added another horse into the race by slating wartime drama Hacksaw Ridge for release on November 4.

Directed by Mel Gibson in his continued comeback effort, Hacksaw Ridge will have Andrew Garfield lead an all-star cast that comprises Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths and Vince Vaughn.

Featuring a script from Robert Schenkkan and Randall Wallace, early buzz for Gibson’s atypical war movie is reportedly through the roof, balancing awards-friendly themes of heroism, faith and rip-roaring action. Chronicling the remarkable true story of Desmond T. Doss, Andrew Garfield will deploy onto the frontlines as the first conscientious objector in U.S. history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Throughout his harrowing term, Doss defied the odds by saving 75 men without firing a gun during the infamous Battle of Okinawa. »

- Michael Briers

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Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge' Gets Fall Release Date

5 May 2016 10:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Director Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge will hit theaters on Nov. 4, the heart of awards season. The World War II film stars Andrew Garfield as conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss. Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Theresa Palmer and Luke Bracey also star. Lionsgate will open Hacksaw Ridge‚ the first film Gibson has directed since 2006's Apocalypto, nationwide. Doss, who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing a gun, believed that the war was just but killing was nevertheless wrong. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon.

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- Pamela McClintock

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Avatar: The Franchise That Keeps on Spawning

18 April 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on James Cameron’s ever-expanding Avatar series…

James Cameron just won’t let this go, will he? Having spent the last decade almost in development and finally pre-production on a sequel to Avatar, his 2009 3D science-fiction epic which remains the most lucrative film ever made (only second even to Gone With the Wind, adjusted for inflation) what then expanded to three sequels making up a trilogy has now expanded to four, a quadrilogy, all of which presumably will shoot simultaneously and leave Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and co. effectively locked up for surely a couple of years reacting to green screen (to which Twitter reacted wonderfully, incidentally). Who’s to say Cameron will stop at four? Before now and the start of filming, this could spawn the Avatar Extended Universe the way the self-professed ‘King of the World’ is going. The strange thing about the Avatar sequels is »

- Tony Black

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James Cameron says there will be four Avatar sequels

14 April 2016 2:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

James Cameron made a surprise appearance at CinemaCon today during the 20th Century Fox presentation, with the filmmaker announcing that we’ll be getting Four sequels to his 2009 box office behemoth Avatar. The filmmaker revealed that the plan is for each sequel to work as an individual story, but forming “a complete saga” together.

Prior to the release of the first movie, Cameron had suggested that he had plans for a further two sequels, before upping that to three in 2012. Avatar 2 was initially announced for release in December 2014 but has been pushed back several times, most recently to avoid Star Wars: Episode VIII. The current plan is for Avatar 2 to arrive in 2018, followed by Avatar 3 in 2020, Avatar 4 is 2022 and Avatar 5 in 2023.

See Also: James Cameron says Avatar sequels have to prove the original wasn’t “some big fluke”

Cameron has been chipping away at the scripts »

- Gary Collinson

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'Avatar' Expands to 4 Sequels, 'Avatar 2' Delayed Until 2018

14 April 2016 12:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Will we ever really get to see an Avatar sequel in our lifetime? That notion gets further and further away every time James Cameron publicly talks about the proposition of farthing this franchise. The acclaimed director is currently giving a presentation at CinameCon in Las Vegas as part of the 20th Century Fox panel. And it was here that he officially confirmed Avatar 2 is being delayed from its originally intended December 2017 release date to December 2018. Though there was no mention on whether or not the movie is still set to start shooting this spring. But it's not all bad news. There will be even more Avatar movies in the future.

Yes, as was discussed by James Cameron in a previous interview, the possibility of Avatar expanding to four sequels from the previously announced three is becoming a reality. At CinemaCon, the filmmaker officially announced Avatar 5. This news comes along »

- MovieWeb

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