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Sherlock series 4: Steven Moffat promises a "tougher" series

29 March 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sherlock series 4, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, will be themed around "consequences" says Steven Moffat...

This is a round-up of news relating to Sherlock's fourth series. (We say news. We're being a tad optimistic there.)

To read about on the one-off Victorian-set Sherlock special, due to air at an as-yet-undisclosed-date-but-probably-Christmas this year, please see here.

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This Entertainment Weekly interview with Steven Moffat provided a few characteristic teases from the Sherlock showrunner, including the promise that series four would contain answers "to questions which nobody has asked" (Sherlock's Gcse results? Mycroft's shoe size? We're just spitballing here). Moffat continued, "we're very exultant about a little thing we've set up that no one is talking about". Fingers at the ready, people, and let the chin-stroking commence...

Asked what the theme of series four would be, Moffat said "It's consequences. Chickens come home to roost. It's dark in »

- louisamellor

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Cannes: New Movies From Pixar, Woody Allen Expected at 68th Film Festival

26 March 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There are still three weeks to go before the Cannes Film Festival unveils its official-selection lineup, but so far, the latest Pixar 3D animated extravaganza and new films from Woody Allen, Todd Haynes, Jeff Nichols, Denis Villeneuve and Arnaud Desplechin appear to be securing their positions in the event’s 68th annual edition (May 13-24).

In keeping with his longtime habit of avoiding festival accolades, Allen will likely receive an out-of-competition berth for his 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (who starred in the director’s “Magic in the Moonlight”). Among other U.S. fare, Cannes will get an early start on the summer blockbuster season with Disney/Pixar’s feature toon “Inside Out,” marking a second trip to the Croisette for director Pete Docter (who co-helmed with Ronaldo Del Carmen) after his “Up” opened the festival in 2009. As already announced, George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road, »

- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy

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And the Cannes line-up is…?

26 March 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gazing into the crystal ball, Screen rounds up its Cannes predictions.

With the unveiling of Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection now exactly three weeks away buzz over the titles that Thierry Fremaux and his team will select for the 68th edition is hitting fever pitch.

Official teaser announcements have started to roll this week, led by the confirmation on Wednesday that George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road would premiere in an Out of Competition screening on May 14.

Earlier the week, Cannes unveiled its poster featuring Ingrid Bergman to mark the centenary of the late big screen’s birth and it was announced that Stig Bjorkman’s documentary Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words would show in Cannes Classics as part of the commemorations.

For the rest of the Official Selection, except perhaps the opening film which is traditionally revealed in advance, Cannes watchers will have to wait for the announcement press conference in Paris on April »

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The Callow Way – Where Are The British Comic Book Movies?

22 March 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week Neil Calloway wonders why Britain doesn’t make films based on comics…

As someone who usually bemoans the apparent abundance of sequels and comic book adaptations, I was disappointed to hear Alex Garland’s announcement this week that there would not be a sequel to the 2012 film Dredd. Not just because I liked the film, and haven’t had a conversation with someone who didn’t like it (admittedly, I’ve only had a few conversations about it), not just because it was a messed up comic book film aimed squarely at grown ups, but because it was that rarest of things; a good British comic book movie.

Unfortunately, despite near universal good reviews, it made very little money – less than its $45 million dollar budget – and less than half, in fact, than the first Judge Dredd film, widely derided as a failure and released twenty years ago.

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- Neil Calloway

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Tom Hiddleston narrates High Rise audiobook ahead of movie release

20 March 2015 6:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tom Hiddleston has narrated a new audiobook of High Rise by Jg Ballard.

The Avengers actor stars in Ben Wheatley's upcoming movie adaptation of the novel, which also features Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss.

© Audible Studios, 2015

"I spent last summer holed up as Dr Laing on the 25th floor of the High Rise, as brought to life on film by Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump," Hiddleston said.

"The book was always, necessarily, our cornerstone. Ahead of the release of the film, it was great to go back to Jg Ballard's original text and to read it aloud."

He added: "Ballard was prescient about so many things: our seduction by (and reliance on) technology; our attempted colonisation of the sky, and his particular, distinguishing implication that modern civilisation is perhaps only a few neighbourly disagreements away from collapse and chaos."

Director of Content at Audible.co. »

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Protagonist hires former TF1 exec

11 March 2015 3:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Former TF1 sales exec joins London outfit as home ent exec.

Former TF1 International and Funny Balloons sales executive Marta Ravani-Lorber has joined Protagonist Pictures as director of video, digital and TV sales, effective immediately.

Based at Protagonist’s London headquarters, Ravani-Lorber’s remit will include sales to all platforms of the Film4 Library, which Protagonist has handled since 2008, and its own back catalogue of more than 50 titles.

Ravani-Lorber previously worked across sales, production and acquisitions, most recently as international sales manager for TF1 International in Paris and before that as sales acquisitions manager with Funny Balloons.

The valuable Film4 Library contains films from Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Peter Greenaway, Danny Boyle, Paul Greengrass and Michael Winterbottom while Protagonist’s own library includes films from Ben Wheatley, Shane Meadows, Terence Davies, Kevin Macdonald and Peter Strickland.

Ravani-Lorber will attend upcoming MipTV in her new role. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Photos: Eddie, High, State, Mojave, Eyes

9 March 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A couple of key new photos have gone online. First up, the first set photo from the Eddie The Eagle biopic which just began filming. "Kingsman" hunk Taron Egerton plays the title character and Hugh Jackman is his trainer in the story of the long-sighted UK ski jumper who won many fans around the world despite coming last.

Next up comes the first photo of Luke Evans in Ben Wheatley's adaptation of J.G. Ballard's darkly satirical novel "High Rise" which also stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Elisabeth Moss.

Then there's the first official image from Gary Ross' Civil War drama "The Free State of Jones". Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, and Mahershala Ali star in the story of a Southern farmer and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.

Next comes a new shot of Garrett Hedlund in William Monahan's "Mojave". The »

- Garth Franklin

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The Conversation: One Never Cannes Tell… 2015 Cannes Film Fest Predictions

9 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

With the world’s most prestigious film festival just around the corner, cineastes have been lasciviously salivating about what’s going to show up at Cannes, with wish lists appearing almost immediately after Berlin (a fest that had one of their most impressive line-ups ever) announced their awards. The remainder of the 2015 fest circuit looks to be a plentiful, diverse porridge, with many of the world’s most renowned auteurs’ sporting brand new titles. While many prognosticators will be sharing the same lists, more or less, hopes are incredibly high for a handful of sure bets, and a gaggle of hopefuls. The main competition always seems easier to postulate, though Thierry Fremaux always throws a few curves, (After the Battle in 2012, The Hunt in 2013 or last year’s Timbuktu, which won the Cesar for Best Picture recently, are a couple ready examples of under-the-radar titles).

Italy seems primed for saturation at the fest. »

- Nicholas Bell

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First Look: Luke Evans In Ben Wheatley's 'High Rise,' Will Play Gaston In 'Beauty And The Beast' With Emma Watson

4 March 2015 2:36 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you need any indication of just how high Ben Wheatley's profile has risen, you should know that none other than Martin Scorsese has attached himself as an executive producer on his next movie, "Free Fire." But before that, he's got the star-studded "High Rise" ready to go. It's an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel and features Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, Luke Evans, and Stacy Martin. The first look at Luke Evans in the movie recently dropped, so check it out above, and read the official synopsis below:  London, 1975. A slick apartment tower rises above the Thames, the beginnings of what will soon become the world’s biggest financial hub.Dominating the landscape, it is simply called the High-rise… its address a mark of exclusivity.Its newest resident is Robert Laing, an ambitious young doctor utterly seduced by the lifestyle and cutting-edge technology the high-rise has to offer. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Gets Luke Evans as Gaston

4 March 2015 2:00 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney has entered into negotiations with Luke Evans to play Gaston in their live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, alongside Emma Watson, who signed on to play Belle back in January. We reported last month that Disney had offered the Beast role to Ryan Gosling, but it isn't known if a deal was ever reached. In the original fairy tale, Gaston was the charming antagonist who tried to win over Belle, but when she ended up with the Beast, he lead an angry mob to kill him.

Like the 1991 Disney animated adaptation, which is one of the select few animated movies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, this live action Beauty and the Beast will also be a musical, although no further story details were given. The animated Beauty and the Beast grossed over $375 million worldwide and spawned a Broadway musical adaptation as well. This new »

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Luke Evans to Play Gaston in Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Exclusive)

4 March 2015 12:52 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Luke Evans is in negotiations to play the villainous Gaston in Disney’s live-action retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” which stars “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson.

Bill Condon is directing, with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films producing.

The script was written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and rewritten by Steve Chbosky.

Production will begin later this year. No release date has been set.

In the original tale, Gaston was the handsome antagonist who tried to win Belle’s heart and after losing it to the beast, led a group of townspeople on a hunt to kill the creature.

The studio’s 1991 animated feature version of “Beauty and the Beast” grossed more than $375 million worldwide, spawned a Broadway play and became one of the few animated pics to receive a best picture Oscar nomination.

Disney has several reboots of classic fairy tales in the works with “Cinderella” opening next Friday. »

- Justin Kroll

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Buyers flock to Protagonist slate

25 February 2015 2:19 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: New films from Ben Wheatley, Eleanor Coppola, Joshua Marston in-demand.

UK sales outfit Protagonist Pictures secured a slew of deals on their impressive Efm slate, including multiple deals on new films from Ben Wheatley, Eleanor Coppola and Joshua Marston.

Heading the company’s slate was Bonjour Anne, Eleanor Coppola’s road-trip romance-drama which is due to shoot later in the spring with Diane Lane, Yvan Attal and Nicolas Cage.

The project proved a hit with buyers, selling to Latin America and South Korea (California Filmes), Scandinavia (Svensk), Poland (Kinoswiat), Portugal (Lusomundo), South Africa (Times Media Films), Turkey (Tanweer), Former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria (McF), Middle East (Front Row Entertainment), Baltics (Hea Films), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Cinemart), and Airlines (Cinesky).

Frequent Coppola partner Tohokushinsha had already taken a host of territories in Asia including Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and India.

Rebecca Miller’s upcoming comedy Maggie’s Plan, starrring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and newly »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Protagonist secures Efm deals avalanche

25 February 2015 2:19 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: New films from Ben Wheatley, Eleanor Coppola, Joshua Marston in-demand.

UK sales outfit Protagonist Pictures secured a slew of deals on their impressive Efm slate, including multiple deals on new films from Ben Wheatley, Eleanor Coppola and Joshua Marston.

Heading the company’s slate was Bonjour Anne, Eleanor Coppola’s road-trip romance-drama which is due to shoot later in the spring with Diane Lane, Yvan Attal and Nicolas Cage.

The project proved a hit with buyers, selling to Latin America and South Korea (California Filmes), Scandinavia (Svensk), Poland (Kinoswiat), Portugal (Lusomundo), South Africa (Times Media Films), Turkey (Tanweer), Former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria (McF), Middle East (Front Row Entertainment), Baltics (Hea Films), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Cinemart), and Airlines (Cinesky).

Frequent Coppola partner Tohokushinsha had already taken a slew of territories in Asia including Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and India.

Rebecca Miller’s upcoming comedy Maggie’s Plan, starrring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and newly »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Oscars 2015: 87th Academy Awards - live blog

22 February 2015 3:55 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Good evening and welcome to the 87th Academy Awards, live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The biggest movie event of the year is with us once more, and Digital Spy will be bringing you comprehensive live coverage, from the first Manolos on the red carpet to the last teary speech from the stage.

Refresh your memory with this list of all the nominations and compare your prediction cards with our guesses for who will win all the major gongs.

16:29Meanwhile, Giuliana Rancic and Khloe Kardashian, both dressed in red, are back in the studio, deconstructing Anna Kendrick's red dress. They seem to like it (and her) but are unconvinced it's the right colour for the Oscars. What say you guys?

16:25Sienna Miller, who is looking stunning, natters to Seacrest about American Sniper. For all that movie's flaws, Miller gives a very solid performance. Combined »

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Oscars 2015: 87th Academy Awards: As it happened

22 February 2015 3:55 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Good evening and welcome to the 87th Academy Awards, live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The biggest movie event of the year is with us once more, and Digital Spy will be bringing you comprehensive live coverage, from the first Manolos on the red carpet to the last teary speech from the stage.

Refresh your memory with this list of all the nominations and compare your prediction cards with our guesses for who will win all the major gongs.

21:15What were your favourite moments from tonight? And what do you think of all the big winners, especially Birdman's victory over Boyhood? Do let us know in the comments box below, and stick around on DS for our full reaction to the ceremony.

21:14Neil Patrick Harris was undoubtedly a bit hit and miss, lacking confidence in the middle more than anything else, but there were »

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Hot projects on Screenbase

18 February 2015 1:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hot projects new to Screenbase include Nicolas Winding Refn feature The Neon Demon, Pope Francis biopic Francisco, Brady Corbet’s directorial debut The Childhood Of A Leader and a new adaptation by Wim Wenders.Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote and Jena Malone have signed on to co-star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s next feature.

“After making Drive and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of The Neon Demon,” Winding Refn said.

Principal photography will begin in Los Angeles on March 30. Gaumont and Wild Bunch are co-selling the title.

Wim WendersLes Beaux Jours D’Aranjuez

This adaptation of the play by Peter Handke was announced by Alfama’s Paulo Branco during the Efm. It will star Reda Kateb and Sophie Semin. Wenders is expected to shoot in June.

Brady Corbet’s [link »

- maud.le-rest@sciencespo-toulouse.net (Maud Le Rest)

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From 'The Thin Man' to 'Dogfight': A broken-hearted Valentine's playlist

14 February 2015 11:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It has not been an easy week. At the start of the week, we had our editorial meeting here at HitFix, as we do every Monday, to talk about both the week ahead and longer-term projects as well. For fairly obvious reasons, there was a fair amount of talk about Valentine's Day content, and I mentioned a few different ideas that I might write about, including one that I'll end up publishing at some point about Steve Martin. But even as I pitched a few ideas, I found myself uncomfortable with the entire idea of writing about romantic films right now. Honestly, I was hoping to spend this week with my head down and then just sail right through this weekend without writing about love at all, because for the first time in my adult life, I am no longer sure what I think about it. After all, I was with my wife for 14 years. »

- Drew McWeeny

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‘The Killing’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

12 February 2015 12:45 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Ted de Corsia, Marie Windsor, Elisha Cook Jr., Joe Sawyer, Timothy Carey, Kola Kwariani, Dorothy Adams | Written and Directed by Stanley Kubrick

It goes without saying that film fans know that Stanley Kubrick was a master of his art.  All masters though have a starting point where they were learning and in some respects were yet to evolve into the legends that they would become.  With the Arrow Academy release of The Killing on Blu-ray, which also includes Killer’s Kiss we get to see a director who had a vision, but was yet to perfect his style.

The Killing is a heist movie that when it was first released didn’t make that much of an impact, but not surprisingly when it comes to Kubrick’s work has grown to be respected and revered as a true classic of the genre. »

- Paul Metcalf

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Daily | In the Works | Herzog, Wenders, Téchiné

12 February 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

A quick overview of some of the more interesting projects that have been announced during the Berlinale: "Raoul Peck is on board to direct The Young Karl Marx, a period drama chronicling the turbulent youth and friendship between Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels," reports Elsa Keslassy for Variety. August Diehl and Alexander Fehling are slated to star. Martin Scorsese will executive produce Ben Wheatley's Free Fire. This June, Wim Wenders will shoot Les beaux jours d’Aranjuez, an adaptation of the play by Peter Handke. Werner Herzog will begin work on his super-volcano movie with Veronica Ferres, Salt and Fire, in April. André Téchiné, Robert Zemeckis, Joe Swanberg and David Lowery also have projects in the works. » - David Hudson »

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The Vicious Brothers’ Extraterrestrial Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

10 February 2015 8:40 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After touring the paranormal-plagued Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz, the writing/directing duo known as The Vicious Brothers, step out of the asylum’s haunted halls and into the woods for their latest film, Extraterrestrial. This spring, keep one eye on the skies and the other on store shelves, because on May 12th, Scream Factory is releasing Extraterrestrial on Blu-ray and DVD with a batch of bonus features:

Press Release - “From The Vicious Brothers, the creators of Grave Encounters, comes a pulse-pounding encounter of the deadly kind. On May 12th, 2015, the sinister alien abduction thriller Extraterrestrial makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight. Filled with dread and suspense, Extraterrestrial is a hair-raising homage in the tradition of classic alien abduction movies, with impressive visual effects that bring a visceral energy to the film. Scream Factory’s Blu-ray and DVD »

- Derek Anderson

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