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Tom Holland’s Secret Role in ‘A Monster Calls’ Revealed

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These days, Tom Holland is best known as the new Spider-Man. But in between his web-slinging exploits in Captain America: Civil War and next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, you’ll get to catch his work in a very different kind of movie. Only you won’t actually be able to see him or hear him. As revealed by director J.A. Bayona, […]

The post Tom Holland’s Secret Role in ‘A Monster Calls’ Revealed appeared first on /Film. »

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'Spider-Man' Actor Tom Holland Has a Secret Part in a New Movie This Year

23 September 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Since his debut as Peter Parker and Spider-Man earlier this year in Captain America: Civil War, actor Tom Holland has completely associated with his superhero role. A lot of that is because he's been shooting and promoting next year's Spider-Man: Homecoming all summer. But he's actually got other movies out this year, including the already released drama Edge of Winter.  There's also James Gray's latest, The Lost City of Z, which is premiering at the New York Film Festival next month and due in theaters in 2017, plus a movie titled Pilgrimage that could also arrive before Holland's full outing as Spidey in July. One more much bigger movie he was secrely a part of comes out in December: J.A. Bayona's highly...

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- Christopher Campbell

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San Sebastian: Latin America, Post-Toronto News, a Basque Surge and Studio Coin

23 September 2016 9:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Sebastian — Following on eOne Seville Intl., which announced last week its acquisition of world sales rights on Aritz Moreno’s “Advantages of Travelling By Train,” Barcelona-based Filmax has confirmed it has acquired international sales and Spanish distribution rights to another prime Basque film property, crime caper “Operacion Concha.”

Lead-produced by Bilbao’s Abra Produczioak, structured as a co-production with Mexico, and shooting in February, “Operacion Concha” is a film industry scam comedy set during the San Sebastian Festival, in the line of “Ocean’s Eleven,” said Abra’s Joxe Portela.

For Filmax’s Carlos Fernandez, the “Operacion Concha” pick-up forms part of the company’s bet on Spanish cinema, which paid off with “Truman.” Filmax, for example, has also taken Spanish and world sales rights to Patxo Telleria’s conniving bank manager comedy “Igelak,” which received a Basque gala screening at San Sebastian.

Both deals also confirm that the »

- John Hopewell and Emiliano De Pablos

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Nine movies that popped at autumn festivals

21 September 2016 3:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen’s chief film critic Fionnuala Halligan notes the films that stood out from the pack at this year’s Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals.1. La-La Land

La La Land

It opened the Venice Film Festival, charged into Telluride and continued to draw queues throughout its Toronto Film Festival run where it won the coveted Audience Award. Saturation coverage for Lionsgate’s uber-romantic Damien Chazelle-directed musical was assisted by Emma Stone’s Best Actress win at Venice. Now it heads to the Zurich and London film festivals before a limited release in the Us on December 2, opening wide on the 16th. Happy Christmas for all concerned: by the end of the fall festival guzzle, La La Land seems to be the one to beat for Best Picture.

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2. Nocturnal Animals

Tom Ford won Best Director at Venice for his adaptation of Austin Wright’s narratively snakey novel Tony And Susan, and deservedly »

- finn.halligan@screendaily.com (Fionnuala Halligan)

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A Brutally Honest Festival Breakdown: Winners, Losers, and Oscar Frontrunners

20 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Three weeks of film festivals and hundreds of movies later, one stands as the clear winner. Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” won a prize for Emma Stone in Venice, wowed Telluride, and walked away with the Audience Award in Toronto —and by the end of that festival, people paid “Hamilton”-premiums for tickets to the last screening,

Now, that’s word of mouth.

Of course, “La La Land” isn’t alone in its accolades. Here’s how the players came out at the end of the three festivals.

Winners

A24

Established studio players like Sony Pictures Classics aim their sights at the loyal theatergoers who tend to be older; getting younger cinephiles to come to a theater is harder than ever. Nevertheless, A24 seems to have figured out a way. They acquire movies like excoriated Cannes entry “The Sea of Trees” to go out via their deal with DirectTV and iTunes, »

- Anne Thompson

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A Brutally Honest Festival Breakdown: Winners, Losers, and Oscar Frontrunners

20 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Three weeks of film festivals and hundreds of movies later, one stands as the clear winner. Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” won a prize for Emma Stone in Venice, wowed Telluride, and walked away with the Audience Award in Toronto —and by the end of that festival, people paid “Hamilton”-premiums for tickets to the last screening,

Now, that’s word of mouth.

Of course, “La La Land” isn’t alone in its accolades. Here’s how the players came out at the end of the three festivals.

Winners

A24

Established studio players like Sony Pictures Classics aim their sights at the loyal theatergoers who tend to be older; getting younger cinephiles to come to a theater is harder than ever. Nevertheless, A24 seems to have figured out a way. They acquire movies like excoriated Cannes entry “The Sea of Trees” to go out via their deal with DirectTV and iTunes, »

- Anne Thompson

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The 20 Best Films at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

19 September 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

When a few hundred films stop by the 41st Toronto International Film Festival, it’s certainly impossible to cover everything, but we were able to catch over 120 features — and, with that, it’s time to conclude our experience, following the festival’s own award winners. We’ve rounded up our top 20 films seen during the festival, followed by a list of the complete coverage.

Stay tuned over the next months (or years) as we bring updates on films as they make their way to screens. Note that we didn’t include films screened at other festivals in our “best of” round-up, but you can see Venice, Cannes, Berlin, and Sundance wrap-ups at those links, which feature some of the most-praised films of the festival, including La La Land, Arrival, Manchester by the Sea, Certain Women, Elle, Things to Come, Nocturnal Animals, and many more.

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- The Film Stage

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Jurassic World 2 Will Have a Monster Budget, But How Big Will It Be?

19 September 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Make no mistake, Jurassic World 2 will probably be a lot bigger in scale than the first Jurassic World, but maybe not so much in the budget department. While a report has been floating around that claimed Jurassic World 2 would have an astronomically high budget of $260 million, it seems like that won't be the case. At the moment, production reportedly isn't even far enough along to determine a budget. So let's unpack this rumor, shall we?

This all started with a Spanish language magazine called El Pais Semenal. Recently, director J.A. Bayona did an interview with the publication and via a translation from the JurassicWorldSpain Twitter account, it seemed like the director revealed the budget for the Jurassic World sequel would be $260 million. That would be a significant increase from the $150 million reported budget for the original Jurassic World. However, /Film has now discovered from a "reliable source" that this reported »

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Jurassic World 2 to cost over 50% more than Jurassic World

19 September 2016 10:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The Jurassic World sequel will spare no expense upping the ante, operating with a $260 million budget.

Well, expect a fair few dinosaurs to pop up in the next Jurassic Park film then. The sequel to Jurassic World – or Jurassic Park 5 – starts filming early next year, with director Juan Antonio Bayona taking over from Colin Trevorrow in the director’s chair. It's currently going under the working title of Ancient Futures.

Bayona will welcome back Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard to lead the cast, in a story that picks up after the events of Jurassic World. But the early suggestion is that the film is going to be a far more expensive movie than the last, and by some distance.

Bayona has been chatting to Spanish magazine El Pais Seminal, and has revealed that the working budget for the new movie is a cool $260m. That’s »

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No, The Jurassic World 2 Budget Is Not $260 Million

19 September 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Thanks to his involvement in fantasy adaptation A Monster CallsJuan Antonio Bayona has spent a fair chunk of the film’s PR pizazz soliciting questions for 2018 sequel Jurassic World 2.

Just last week, for instance, the filmmaker reaffirmed that those early trilogy plans are still in place at Universal, with Bayona’s monstrous sequel poised to pick up the story strands left in place by Colin Trevorrow – he’ll soon be busy helming a little known sequel called Star Wars: Episode IX.

Indeed, early reports have claimed that J.A. Bayona’s follow-up will be monstrous in every sense of the word, after Spanish language magazine El Pais Seminal appeared to confirm that Jurassic World 2 will be tethered with a production budget of $260 million. That’s a significant bump up from the original’s $150 million, sparking online speculation that Universal are going all-in on a lavish, effects-heavy continuation. But don’t »

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The Jurassic World Sequel Reportedly Has A $260 Million Budget

19 September 2016 9:21 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to SciFied [via /Film] Jurassic World 2 director  J.A. Bayona revealed to a Spanish magazine that the sequel to the 2015 blockbuster will have a budget of $260 million.  According to most estimates, the first film only had a $150 million production budget.  Universal is clearly confident  that a $1.6 billion performance at the worldwide box office can be repeated if they're increasing the budget by $110 million.  However, there's definitely a few questions surrounding the project, with Colin Trevorrow dropping out of the sequel to helm Star Wars: Episode IX (although he returned to pen the script, along with Derek Connolly).   Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are expected to reprise their roles in the sequel.  Filming is expected to begin in February in Hawaii. In terms of the most expensive films ever made, the top spot goes to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which cost $387.5 million.  Second, is Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, »

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Updated: ‘Jurassic World 2’ Budget Hasn’t Been Determined

19 September 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Update: A reliable source in the Jurassic World camp has revealed to us that J.A. Bayona did not reveal the budget for Jurassic World 2. In fact, development hasn’t even reached a point where a budget can be finalized, though our source said that the budget will not be anywhere near $260 million. Despite the […]

The post Updated: ‘Jurassic World 2’ Budget Hasn’t Been Determined appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Toronto: How Focus Features Got Its Art House Mojo Back

18 September 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” a suspenseful tale about a Texas kidnapping gone wrong starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, had audiences squirming and squealing at the Toronto Film Festival. Jeff Nichols’ “Loving,” about a married multi-racial couple in ’60s Virginia, received a heartfelt standing ovation. And J.A. Bayona’s “A Monster Calls,” a special effects-laden allegory with the voice of Liam Neeson in the title role, had everybody bawling, even the chairman of Focus Features, which is distributing all three films this fall season.

“The first time I saw ‘A Monster Calls,’ it was borderline embarrassing, sitting with the staff,” says Peter Kujawski, the longtime Universal executive who has run Focus Features since February. “It wasn’t like I had a gentle tear rolling down my face. I needed a minute. That’s happened every time,” including the premiere last weekend in Canada’s Roy Thomson Hall, where star »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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The Must-See Movie That Had Everyone Sobbing at the Toronto Film Festival

13 September 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It doesn't take a lot for a movie to make people cry, but when a PG-13 fantasy film about a boy and a tree monster turns a theater of film critics into sniffling, weeping messes, well, that's saying something. A Monster Calls premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, treating audiences to an early peek at one of the most beautifully heartbreaking films of the year. The film was written by Patrick Ness, who also penned the novel of the same name, and directed by J.A. Bayona, who is best known for The Impossible. Newcomer Lewis MacDougall leads the film as Connor, a 12-year-old boy who is dealing with more than his fair share of issues both at home, where his mother (Felicity Jones) is dying of cancer, and at school, where he is being constantly bullied for being different. One night Connor is visited by a monster (voiced by »

- Becky Kirsch

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Director J.A. Bayona Confirms That ‘Jurassic World 2’ Will Be The Middle Part Of A Trilogy

13 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Trilogies — everybody, it seems, wants to do one. It was pioneered cinematically, mostly, by “Star Wars” (some might argue “The Godfather,” but that left a decade and a half between its second and third instalments, with the third only tacked on because Coppola had money troubles), but had few imitators, only becoming really popular after the back-to-back success of “The Matrix” and “Lord Of The Rings.”

Suddenly, every movie was seemingly being envisioned as a trilogy, something that continues to this day.

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Jurassic World 2 Director J.A. Bayona Reaffirms Trilogy Plans, Colin Trevorrow Still Actively Involved

12 September 2016 2:57 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Before vacating the director’s chair soon after Disney’s Star Wars universe came calling, Colin Trevorrow had seemingly mapped out trilogy plans for Jurassic World alongside producer Steven Spielberg – plans that appear to be very much still in place even after Juan Antonio Bayona was appointed at the helm.

Doing the rounds to promote a very different, more intimate breed of creature feature in A Monster Calls, Bayona revealed to Latino-Review that Jurassic World 2 is currently being aligned as the second chapter ahead of its bow in 2018. Hardly surprising, really, given that its predecessor stormed to $1.6 billion worldwide, but here’s the latest status report from Bayona himself.

I think they love The Impossible and The Orphanage—especially Colin (Trevorrow) loved those movies. It’s very interesting. The whole Jurassic World is a trilogy that Colin Trevorrow has envisioned. We’re writing the second chapter, and it’s very »

- Michael Briers

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‘Jurassic World 2’ is Chapter Two of a Jurassic World Trilogy, Colin Trevorrow Still Heavily Involved

12 September 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s been over a year since Jurassic World arrived and shattered every box office expectation, grossing an absurd amount of money and proving that yes, there is still a healthy audience for movies where dinosaurs run amuck and eat tourists. And it’s been five months since director J.A. Bayona was hired to take over the […]

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Tiff 2016: J.A. Bayona's 'A Monster Calls' is a Rapturous Experience

12 September 2016 12:47 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Confronting the real world through imagination is at the heart of the new fantasy film A Monster Calls, the new visual feast from Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayona (of the films The Orphanage, The Impossible previously). Bayona, along with screenwriter Patrick Ness (adapting his own novel), have taken the fairly mundane story of a child coming-of-age and given it a colorful makeover mixing excitement and real-world heartache. The story is about Conor O'Malley (played by Lewis MacDougall, also seen in Pan) who is only 12 years old but he's already dealing with adult problems involving his family and his life at school. Conor's mother (Felicity Jones) is slowly battling cancer and his dad (Toby Kebbell) is on his way back to his second family after being out of the picture for most of his life. Add to that the bullying he receives at school plus his introverted nature and the results are far from pleasant. »

- Marco Cerritos

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How Tiff 2016 Rocked The Oscar Race: Why ‘Moonlight’ Glows, ‘Birth’ Struggles, and More Revelations

12 September 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This year’s Oscar race is in crazy flux, moving and changing every day. Every year the Toronto International Film Festival pushes a new slate of high-profile Oscar hopefuls, adding more players—and media—to the season’s ongoing awards trajectory. And many movies that don’t make the grade fall by the wayside.

Jackie,” which tells the JFK assassination aftermath from the perspective of widow Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman), was not a Tiff debut; that honor went to Venice, where it was a hit and Noah Oppenheim won for best screenplay. However, it was Tiff’s Sunday night screening where the bidding began in earnest — and with it, the possibility that Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain’s  film would be an Oscar contender.

Fox Searchlight, which has first and last dibs on the movie, may want to rush it into the awards season, as they’ve done in the past »

- Anne Thompson

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How TIFF 2016 Rocked The Oscar Race: Why ‘Moonlight’ Glows, ‘Birth’ Struggles, and More Revelations

12 September 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This year’s Oscar race is in crazy flux, moving and changing every day. Every year the Toronto International Film Festival pushes a new slate of high-profile Oscar hopefuls, adding more players—and media—to the season’s ongoing awards trajectory. And many movies that don’t make the grade fall by the wayside.

Jackie,” which tells the JFK assassination aftermath from the perspective of widow Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman), was not a TIFF debut; that honor went to Venice, where it was a hit and Noah Oppenheim won for best screenplay. However, it was Tiff’s Sunday night screening where the bidding began in earnest — and with it, the possibility that Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain’s  film would be an Oscar contender.

Fox Searchlight, which has first and last dibs on the movie, may want to rush it into the awards season, as they’ve done in the past »

- Anne Thompson

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