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Press Release: Austin, Texas, February 22, 2017 - South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals (March 10-19, 2017) announced the World Premiere of Life directed by Daniel Espinosa as its Closing Night Film on Saturday March 18, 2017 at the Zach Theatre. Columbia Pictures and Skydance’s Life is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
- Derek Anderson
Well geez, SXSW, you’re really bringing the heat this year. With the fest scooping Terrence Malick‘s “Song To Song” to kick things off, and featuring highly anticipated pictures ranging from Edgar Wright‘s “Baby Driver” to James Franco‘s “The Disaster Artist,” organizers have landed two more big movies.
Read More: The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2017
Set to close things off in Austin this year will be the sci-fi “Life.” Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds, directed by Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House“), and written by “Deadpool” duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, this one follows a mission to Mars that goes wrong.
- Kevin Jagernauth
The film will world premiere as the fest’s closing night movie on March 18.
“Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa, also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya. The film, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, centers on a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
“We are thrilled to close out the 2017 SXSW Film Festival with such a special film as ‘Life,'” said Janet Pierson, SXSW’s director of film. “Our audiences will love this taut space thriller’s twists and turns »
- Dave McNary
Festival top brass unveil several features and Vr projects ahead of the jamboree in Austin, Texas, that runs from March 10-19.
“We are thrilled to close out the 2017 SXSW Film Festival with such a special film as Life,” director of film Janet Pierson said. “Our audiences will love this taut space thriller’s twists and turns as well as its amazing cast.”
“I’m so honoured that Life has been chosen as the closing film at South by Southwest,” Espinosa added. “The people that flock to Austin each year are some of the most engaged and passionate fans of film out there and are the perfect audience to introduce »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Despite the crazy success that Deadpool was in the theaters — making over $750 million in its $58 million budget — Deadpool 2 didn’t get off to the most auspicious of starts. You’d expect that, on the heels of such an overwhelmingly positive response, the filmmakers would be holding hands and skipping through the daisies. Unfortunately, that didn’t appear to be the case, and soon after development began on the superhero sequel, Deadpool director Tim Miller departed from the project.
20th Century Fox, however, did not sit idly by. They quickly went to work in search of a new director, and went on to hire David Leitch, the uncredited co-director of John Wick. Given John Wick’s low budget and stylized nature, it seemed like a perfect fit that one of the talents involved in bringing that picture to life would make his way over to a Deadpool film. However, despite this new director, »
- Joseph Medina
Next month, Hugh Jackman will don the adamantium claws one final time for James Mangold’s Logan. It’s set to be an absolutely electrifying outing for the character and early reviews are praising it as one of the best comic book movies of all-time. As such, it seems that we’re in for something pretty special, but one thing that we know it will not include is a cameo from the Merc with a Mouth.
Though early rumors pointed to Ryan Reynolds shooting a scene for the threequel, Mangold quickly put paid to that idea, as did Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. And while they certainly weren’t lying, there was one important detail that they left out.
- Matt Joseph
It has been a little more than a year since Deadpool hit theaters and absolutely obliterated expectations on every level. The movie not only crushed it at the box office, but it more than met fans expectations and was a big hit with critics. Fox gave the green light to Deadpool 2 way before they even knew just how big of a success their R-rated superhero experiment would be. Now, we may finally know when Deadpool 2 will start shooting.
According to a new listing on My Entertainment World, Deadpool 2 is set to begin filming in Vancouver on May 1. Though this isn't an official report from the studio, My Entertainment World has become an increasingly reliable source for filming dates recently and they currently have the movie listed under the working title "Love Machine." That gels with a report from last year that revealed "Love Machine" would be the »
Domino and Cable, two characters considered to be instrumental in Deadpool 2, have fuelled debates online ever since the turn of the year.
Casting on the David Leitch-directed sequel is still in the early, early stages – The Merc With a Mouth’s founding father, Rob Liefeld, is confident that the appointment of Domino and Cable will be enough to blow people’s minds – but there have been rumblings of former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan landing the role of Nathan Summers. After all, Brosnan was pictured alongside both Ryan Reynolds and Logan star Hugh Jackman not so long ago, indicating that, at the very least, the actor was approached by 20th Century Fox about a potential role.
- Michael Briers
Yesterday evening, the Writers Guild of America handed out their awards, marking one of the season’s final precursor stops and last guild ceremony. As with many of the guilds this year, a slight curveball was tossed our way, namely in that one potential frontrunner is nominated in a different category at Oscar. You’ll see what I mean shortly, along with a few other precursors that went down over the weekend. Ballots for the Academy Awards are due by tomorrow, so voters are making their final decisions literally as you read this. It’s very much the moment of truth, with the results of it all less than a week away now… Below you will see not just the WGA winners, but also the Cinema Audio Society, which basically predict Best Sound Mixing at the Oscars, as well as the victors from the Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists guild. »
- Joey Magidson
Joe Matar Feb 20, 2017
Girls delivers a confusingly uneven episode that feels all over the place...
This review contains spoilers.
6.2 Hostage Situation
I was down on the first bunch of episodes in the previous season of Girls. I found the comedy too broad and the tone unreal. However, last season regained its footing about halfway into its run to become one of the show’s best.
I mention this because, although the final season has plenty of time to turn things around, as of right now… hoo-boy. If I thought that the season premiere got a little too goofy (I did), I didn’t know what goofy was until I saw Hostage Situation. But it’s actually worse than that because at least the premiere was clearly trying to be funny sometimes and dramatic at others. »
Live from New York! And also Los Angeles! It’s the 2017 Writers Guild Awards, honoring the best in writing for television, film and new media. This year’s big winners included some of the season’s most lauded productions — including “Moonlight,” “Arrival,” “Atlanta” and “The Americans.”
While “Moonlight” and “Arrival” will compete against each other in the Adapted Screenplay category at the Oscars, they were entered in the WGA Awards in different categories, allowing both to make off with an award. “The Americans” pulled out a win for Drama Series, while “Atlanta” snapped up both Comedy Series and New Series. Other winners included “Command and Control,” “Saturday Night Live,” “BoJack Horseman” and “This Is Us.”
Read More: The IndieWire 2016-17 Awards Season Winners Guide
Check out our full list of winners — noted in bold — all updated live as the awards were announced at concurrent ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles this evening. »
- Kate Erbland
Now that’s a loaded title! Perfectly designed to stand out amongst all the glowing Logan reviews in your MySpace timeline. Some will call it ‘clickbait’. Those people probably don’t understand what ‘clickbait’ is.
I write the title with a heavy heart, though. I wanted to love Logan. Everybody else seemed to. It’s a superhero Western with blood and swearing and Jean-Luc Picard. It’s like James Mangold looked up my Netflix viewing history, saw High Noon, Star Trek: The Next Generation and RuPaul’s Drag Race and thought, ‘let’s make a Wolverine solo movie specifically for this guy!’
Actually, ignore that whole RuPaul’s Drag Race part.
My reasons for not enjoying Logan are coming, but before we get there, I need to devote at least 500 words to over-establishing context. »
- Oli Davis
Mike Cecchini Feb 20, 2017
Kevin Smith is going to write, direct, and executive produce Sam And Twitch, a detective series for BBC America. Smith as a showrunner is news in itself, but when the show in question is a Spawn spinoff, it becomes even more interesting.
“They were originally introduced in Spawn, and it’s Todd McFarlane’s comic book series about these big-city homicide detectives who face a series of super grizzly crimes that are connected to the occult,” BBC America President Sarah Barnett told Deadline.
The idea is to treat Sam And Twitch like a detective procedural but, as you would expect, horror elements, and "certain character-serialized aspects."
As well as some of you, I'm excited to see Daniel Espinosa's Life, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, and Rebecca Ferguson. While it doesn't come out in theaters until next month, a new vignette has been released courtesy of Sony Pictures that gives us a closer look at the "encounter."
Synopsis: "Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected."
Directed by Daniel Espinosa from a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Life stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Ryan Reynolds. Columbia Pictures will release Life in theaters on March 24th, »
- Tamika Jones
Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a new preview and poster for their sci-fi thriller Life, which examines some of the big issues the film tackles. Instead of having stars such as Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal talk about the movie, the studio has enlisted a pair of real-life scientists, Dr. Kevin Fong, a space and emergency medicine expert, and Dr. Adam Rutherford, who shed some light on the plot and discuss how the issues told in this film would be examined in real life. This should certainly pique the curiosity for sci-fi fans out there, as we get closer and closer to the March 24 release date.
Life is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth. »
Deadpool 2 details are still reasonably scarce, but the movie is expected to shoot this year and the production team is currently casting some major roles for the upcoming sequel. The movie is going to be adding the time-traveling mutant Cable, who is a fan favorite and has long been someone X-Men fans have wanted to see on the big screen. The movie is also bringing in Domino, a very powerful female mutant/mercenary. Recently, it was revealed that Scandal actress Kerry Washington is the frontrunner for the role and thanks to some excellent fan art, we now know what that could look like.
Artist BossLogic decided to do a rendition of Kerry Washington as Domino shortly after the news broke and took to his Twitter account to share what he came up with. The results are pretty hard to argue with. Not only does the 40-year-old actress really look the part, »
Leave it to PhotoShop genie BossLogic to produce a mock-up of Kerry Washington as Domino. On the heels of yesterday’s Deadpool 2 casting rumor, the prolific concept artist has published a new piece of fan art that imagines Washington, who is purportedly in talks for the villainous part after Sienna Miller (The Lost City of Z) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw dropped out of the race, as the badass Neena Thurman.
Per Screen Rant, this is by no means BossLogic’s first rodeo in the superhero genre, after envisioning what Megan Fox would look like as Poison Ivy in Gotham City Sirens. Now, the spotlight has shifted over to Deadpool 2 and, specifically, the currently vacant role of Domino. We know that Thurman is all set to feature in David Leitch’s follow-up alongside long-time love interest Cable – Pierce Brosnan is the latest (and final?) candidate to emerge for that one »
- Michael Briers
It’s worth noting that Ths’ report goes on to stress that negotiations are still ongoing, but it would seem Washington has come into contention after Sienna Miller (The Lost City of Z) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beauty and the Beast) both passed on the role. What’s interesting here is that this purported shortlist emerged alongside a description of Domino as she’ll appear in the David Leitch-directed sequel. If nothing else, it gives us some indication of the criteria Fox is adhering to during Deadpool 2‘s ongoing casting process, and providing today’s report holds true, fans of Marvel Comics can look forward to a faithful rendition of the hardened mercenary.
The purported character breakdown reads as so:
“Female, All ethnicities; Late 20s – early 30s. »
- Michael Briers
With screenwriting comes notes — from stars, directors, producers and studio executives — and stories about notes that make no sense.
Nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards bonded Thursday night on a panel that delved into many topics including the “worst notes ever” — helpful hints from collaborators that were not helpful at all.
“Moonlight” writer-director Barry Jenkins shared a couple of “worst notes” memories from the making of his film about a young African-American man growing up poor in Miami. The biggest clunker: “So where are the white people?”
That non sequitur drew peals of laughter from the crowd at “Beyond Words,” the Writers Guild of America West’s annual panel with the wordsmiths nominated for awards the organization will give out on Feb. 19.
Jenkins appeared with eight other writers and one producer at the event in Beverly Hills, which was co-presented by the Writers Guild Foundation, in partnership with Variety. »
- James Rainey
A new trailer has come our way for the Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal starring Life, a new sic-fi thriller from the minds of scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (the mad geniuses responsible for the script to Deadpool) and director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House). Carrying a serious Alien vibe with it, there is something genuinely unnerving about Life, continuing the fine tradition of close quarters sci-fi-horror that began with Ridley Scott’s aforementioned classic. Check it out for yourself below. Released: March 24th Synopsis: Life is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
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