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Oscar nominee uses New York Film Festival appeal to take swipe at predecessor in role of the Apple titan and admit: ‘I’m not very interested in technology’
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- Nigel M Smith
"Steve Jobs, Danny Boyle’s scathing, scary, biographical portrait starring Michael Fassbender, may leave you with the creepy sensation that its subject has crawled inside your head and hijacked your mind," writes Stephen Holden in the New York Times. The film "has a voluble, fast-talking screenplay by Aaron Sorkin (working from Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography), and focuses on three moments in Jobs’s life, each constructed around the rollout of different products: the Macintosh, in 1984; the NeXT cube, in 1988; and the iMac, in 1998. Kate Winslet plays Joanna Hoffman, his marketing guru; Seth Rogen his early partner, Steve Wozniak; and Jeff Daniels the Apple chief executive John Sculley, with whom Jobs had a stormy relationship." We've got more reviews, interviews and the trailer. » - David Hudson »
With production already underway on the Assassin’s Creed movie, it has just been announced that two veteran actors are joining the cast.
Deadline is reporting that actors Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson are both set to to join the cast of the video game adaptation. With the story not following material from the games, both Irons and Gleeson will likely play original characters but as of yet there is no confirmation.
The duo join a cast which so far includes Michael Fassbender, who is also producing the movie, Marion Cotillard and Michael Kenneth Williams. Justin Kurzel is directing and reuniting with his Macbeth stars Fassbender and Cotillard.
Assassin’s Creed is set for release on December 21st 2016. »
- Thomas Roach
With Macbeth having just being released (read our review here), it seems like no better time than any to look at director Justin Kurzel and stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard next collaboration, video game adaption Assassin’s Creed. Deadline are reporting that the cast has received incredibly impressive additions, with Brendan Gleeson and Jeremy Irons signing on. Gleeson will play the father of Fassbender’s Callum Lynch, a man who discovers a technology that allows him to experience the life of his ancestor Aguilar in 15th century Spain, while Irons will be father to Cotillard’s as yet unknown character. Video games adaptions have usually been something to steer clear of, but the talent attached to Assassin’s Creed is really promising. Kurzel brought a striking visual style to Macbeth which would lift this movie above the rest, and the cast is impeccable. Of course, time will tell, but »
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I.ve been a longtime fan of Kate Winslet so it was an honor to finally meet the Oscar-winning actress! I.ve loved her since 1994.s .Heavenly Creatures!. In .Steve Jobs,. Winslet disappears into the role of Joanna Hoffman, Apple.s head of marketing and Jobs. confidante. In this interview, we talked about the movie about a genius made by geniuses, working with Michael Fassbender, scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin, and director Danny Boyle. We also talked about the three-act structure of the movie, letting go of the character after shooting ended, and her character of Joanna Hoffman. Oh, and one more thing, what is her favorite Apple product?
Katherine Waterston is refreshingly honest! When I sat down with her for this interview, she revealed that she hasn.t seen .Steve Jobs. yet! Boy, is she in for a treat! The film is simply.brilliant! Waterston plays the on-again/off-again girlfriend of Jobs named Chrisann Brennan. She is also the mother of Jobs. daughter Lisa.
In this interview, we talked about her initial reaction to reading Aaron Sorkin.s script, her main attraction to making the film, how she researched the role, and working with Michael Fassbender who stars as Steve Jobs.
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Danny Boyle
Director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) divides this character study of contentious public figure Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) between three product launches, focusing on key pressure-cooker moments of his career that portray him at his most capable and least compassionate. The camera stares cynically as he betrays and keeps any potential closeness at a distance in order to uphold his greatness in the public eye. A parade of forsaken relationships creates a chasm between him and the rest of the world that the well-meaning people in his life continuously try to remedy. Although the indictment of his failings significantly softens by the third act, this is by no means a sympathetic account of the rise of the late guru behind Apple’s high-tech domination. Instead, it drives home the cruel single-mindedness that made Jobs an exceptional taskmaster. The film »
- Lane Scarberry
Now is as good a time as any to re-familiarize yourself with the work of British director Danny Boyle. His Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic is set to hit theaters next week, with Michael Fassbender’s starry performance already prompting utterances of the O-word. The director also recently announced that his next feature will be a proper sequel to his breakout, the watershed junkie odyssey “Trainspotting.” Read More: Danny Boyle Aiming To Film And Release 'Trainspotting 2' In 2016 While he has his fans and his detractors, Boyle is a singular creative voice in the moviegoing climate. He possesses a flashy, propulsive style all his own, and he’s managed to incorporate said style into a variety of genres. A new video retrospective from Hello Wizard looks at Boyle’s filmography more or less in its entirety, and it ought to be a useful primer for those looking to bone »
- Nicholas Laskin
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. He won't be alone, however, as... Read More »
- Sean Wist
With production already under way on Assassin's Creed, the cast is starting to fill out even more, with Brendan Gleeson and Jeremy Irons signing on to star. Brendan Gleeson has come aboard to play the father of Marion Cotillard's character, with Jeremy Irons playing the father of Michael Fassbender's Callum Lynch. They join a cast that also includes Ariane Labed, Michael K. Williams, Carlos Bardem and Denis Menochet.
The story is about a revolutionary technology that unlocks genetic memories. Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Fans got their first look at Michael Fassbender's Callum Lynch back in August with the first official photo.
Justin Kurzel is directing »
"Steve Jobs" came out of Telluride with a good head of steam, and now will get a boost at the New York Film Festival. I spoke to Kate Winslet at Telluride, below, who told me how her makeup artist turned her on to the movie, and how she chased down director Danny Boyle at just the right time, telling him "I will be the person you never have to worry about." Winslet should easily score her seventh nomination (she won Best Actress for "The Reader" in 2009) for her crucial role as Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, who helps to show Jobs (and us) his humanity. She told Boyle, "Joanna had to have Steve's back the whole time." Winslet admits that she and co-star Michael Fassbender had to use all their combined wisdom and acting chops to maneuver with an extraordinary text by "The Social Network" Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin, who structures a dense, »
- Anne Thompson
Assassin’s Creed is assembling a murderer’s row of big-name talents. The latest stars to board Justin Kurzel‘s video game adaptation are Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson, joining Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Ariane Labed. Get details on the Assassins Creed Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson casting after the jump. Deadline broke news of […]
- Angie Han
Justin Kurzel is directing, with production set to begin in the early fall for a Dec. 21, 2016, release through Fox. The studio decided last September to move the project out of the 2015 summer window.
The Assassin’s Creed video game has sold over 91 million units. The film follows a man who attains the skills of a master assassin after finding out that he is a descendant of a secret society of professional killers.
Irons plays Cotillard’s father. Gleeson plays Fassbender’s father.
“Assassin’s Creed” is co-financed by RatPac and Alpha Pictures. Producers are Frank Marshall, Arnon Milchan, Jean-Julien Baronnet, Conor McCaughan, Fassbender and Pat Crowley. Ubisoft Motion Pictures developed the project and is producing with New Regency. »
- Justin Kroll
The cast of Justin Kurzel’s (Macbeth) Assassin’s Creed continues to get more and more impressive, with Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow) and Jeremy Irons (Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice) acting as the latest additions to the video game adaptation.
As the movie is set in the same world as the Assassin’s Creed video games rather than a live-action retelling of one of them, plot details are currently scarce. We do, however, know who the two aforementioned actors will be playing. Gleeson has been cast as the father of Michael Fassbender’s character, while Irons plays the father of Marion Cotillard’s character.
In Assassin’s Creed, Lynch (Fassbender) discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills, he’s poised »
- Josh Wilding
Exclusive: Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson are joining the cast of Assassin’s Creed starring opposite Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard for director Justin Kurzel, New Regency and UbiSoft Motion Pictures; Fox is distributing. The live-action film is an adaptation of the wildly popular Ubisoft video game. Irons plays Cotillard’s father. Gleeson plays Fassbender’s father. This is one heck of a lineup as the production companies are very smartly reaching beyond the… »
The story follows a man who learns he is a descendant of a master assassin who was part of a secret society of professional killers. With the use of an Animus machine, he is able to see into the past of his descendant.
Gleeson and Irons will play the fathers of Fassbender and Cotillard's characters respectively.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Ridley Scott may currently be doing the press rounds to promote his latest film, The Martian, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting the wheels in motion for his next project. The follow-up to 2012’s Prometheus, now titled Alien: Paradise Lost, is already lined up as Scott’s next film as director, and will – as indicated by the title – have connective tissue with both Prometheus and the Alien franchise.
Understandably, some people are ambivalent about Scott returning to the realm of Alien and Prometheus, especially when the 2012 movie drew such a mixed response. Though it received mostly broadly positive reviews, and was generally admired for its invention and wealth of ideas, Prometheus still left many underwhelmed thanks to its plethora of plotholes, some dodgy story turns and a few underwritten supporting characters. Where most basically thought the film passed muster, others were indifferent, while some outright hated it.
- Brogan Morris
The Oscar race for Best Actor is turning into a runaway for Michael Fassbender ("Steve Jobs") with 9 of our 19 experts from Yahoo, Variety, Rollling Stone, IMDb and other top media predicting him to prevail. "Michael Fassbender is fascinating in a complex role, rarely sympathetic but always interesting," notes Tim Gray (Variety). "He's kind of miscast, which makes his performance even more impressive." See the individual predictions of all 19 Oscar Experts here. -Break- That support for Fassbender in Danny Boyle's biopic of the computer whiz translates into odds of 3/1 for this Irish import to win his first Oscar; he contended in supporting two years ago for "12 Years a Slave," losing to Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club"). Four experts are betting on four-time also-ran Leonardo DiCaprio to win for "The Revenant." As Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair) wryly observes, »
Brutal. Ferocious. Intense. If you think those words apply to the latest technical challenge on Bake Off, then Justin Kurzel's visually stunning adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Scottish play' should set you straight. Spearheaded by Michael Fassbender's mesmerising lead performance, this tragic tale grips your senses from the beginning and never lets go.
Fassbender initially cuts a traumatised yet courageous figure, leading his men into bloody battle before encountering three witches armed with a prophecy. They tell him that he's destined to become the King of Scotland, an ambition later fuelled by the malevolent manipulations of his wife (Marion Cotillard). Deception, murder and madness ensue, amidst a gritty and breathtaking landscape that alternates texturally between fire and ice.
When such a familiar text (the scourge of many a Gcse English Lit student) is subject to yet another adaption, you have to question its purpose. What new elements can it bring? »
Kate Winslet found shooting the 'Steve Jobs' biopic ''pretty gross'' because the filming days were so long. The 39-year-old actress admitted she moaned to one of the crew members on set because of the ''ridiculous'' 12-hour shifts she and her co-star Michael Fassbender had to put in, and the props woman told her to ''shut the f**k up'', as they had to stay on even longer. She explained: ''We worked some ridiculous hours. We filmed in the opera house in the centre of San Francisco, which is a functioning opera house, so we'd start at midnight and film until midday. That's pretty gross.'' And recalling complaining to the filming hand, she said: ''I remember saying out loud, 'God, I'm so knackered.' And the props woman, who I knew from a couple of other jobs, said, 'Honey, we're here for a lot longer than you are. »
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