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A bunch of release date shifts and announcements have been revealed in recent days. The latest include:
The Iranian dancer biopic "Desert Dancer" will now open August 15th.
Relativity has picked up the Simon Pegg film "Hector and the Search for Happiness" which will score a September 26th release.
- Garth Franklin
Rapid fire release dates coming at you: The One I Love, August 15 - Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, and Ted Danson star in Charlie McDowell's feature directorial debut. Desert Dancer, August 15 - Reece Ritchie and Freida Pinto star in the biopic of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian. Hector and the Search for Happiness, September 26 - Simon Pegg plays a psychiatrist who sets out on a global quest to find out if happiness exists. Whiplash, October 10 - Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons star in the Sundance darling about a talented young drummer and his ruthless instructor. Mr. Turner, December 19 - Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Luck) directs the late-life biopic of British painter J.M.W. Turner, played by Timothy Spall. Mortdecai, February 6, 2015 - Johnny Depp stars opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor about a suave art dealer's race to recover a stolen painting said to lead to an account full of Nazi gold. Dates via Box Office Mojo. »
- Brendan Bettinger
Sony Pictures Classics is going to have a big showing at Cannes this year with five films playing the festilval beginning with Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher already set for a November 14 release and starring Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum. Yesterday it was announced the studio would release the Russian hockey documentary Red Army, of which I featured the trailer yesterday afternoon (watch it here) and they're already lined up to release Zhang Yimou's new film Coming Home (watch the trailer here) starring Gong Li. The studio picked up Damien Chazelle's Whiplash starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons out of Sundance, are taking it to Cannes and have now announced an October 10 release date. Finally, Mike Leigh's latest film, Mr. Turner will see the director return to the Croisette after bringing his wonderful Another Year to the feat back in 2010. Sony Classics has set a December 19 release »
- Brad Brevet
One question buzzing round the heads of attendees to WonderCon this year is probably: How is the new Fantastic Four movie going to turn out?‘
Whether this question takes the form of a quick ponder or a rambling inner-monologue, it’s a matter worth considering as the cinematic history of the biologically-enhanced quartet is patchy at best. The 1994 movie, made for contractual reasons and showcasing a Thing that at best looked like an angry ape’s lower appendage, has passed into legend for all the wrong reasons.
The characters were given a polish for two high profile outings in the Noughties, but these films were critically-derided and best remembered for having a Welshman as Mr Fantastic, an overly-distracting Sue Storm and a future Captain America as The Human Torch. Even Michael Chiklis, struggling to get his lines out through layers of rubber, couldn’t lend any gravitas to the project. »
- Steve Palace
After revealing its competition lineup on April 17, Cannes has now unveiled its Directors' Fortnight program for the 67th edition of the fest. Notably, two films that bowed at Sundance have made the cut, Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash," starring Miles Teller as a talented young drummer driven mad by his relentless and cruel teacher, J.K. Simmons; and Jim Mickle's Southern thriller, "Cold in July," starring Michael C. Hall. (A trailer for the latter recently dropped; watch it here.) Bruno Dumont's procedural "Li'l Quinquin" is part of the lineup, as is John Boorman's latest (his first feature in eight years), "Queen and Country," and a new Frederick Wiseman doc "The National Gallery." Full lineup below: Special Screenings The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Tobe Hooper Li’l Quinquin Bruno Dumont Feature Competition Halleluiah Fabrice Du Welz (Belgium/France) Next to Her Asaf Korman (Israel) Catch Me Daddy Daniel Wolfe (UK) Cold in July Jim. »
- Beth Hanna
A year ago, little-known writer-director-cinematographer Jeremy Saulnier was about to unveil his second feature, a low-budget revenge thriller called Blue Ruin, as part of Directors' Fortnight, a scrappy under-the-radar festival that's concurrently held down the street from the much-glitzier galas in Cannes. The Virginia native had worked on various aspects of others' below-the-radar films; his directorial debut, a Brooklyn-based horror movie called Murder Party (the tagline: "Everybody Dies….") won prizes at festivals in Canada and Colorado, then quietly disappeared. Before Saulnier made his new film, which charts the dark odyssey »
After winning the Audience and Grand Jury prizes in Park City, “Whiplash” is going international. Damien Cheazelle's feature film debut, about a young drummer (played by Miles Teller) and his abusive teacher (played by JK Simmons) was selected for the 46th annual Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced early Tuesday. It is joined by fellow Sundance hit “Cold In July,” a Jim Mickle-directed thriller starring Michael C. Hall. The festival sidebar event will be opened by French director Celine Sciamma's second feature film, “Girlhood,” and will close with the world premiere of British filmmaker/theater director Matthew Warchus. »
- Jordan Zakarin
20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four reboot will be an origin story.
"If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle," he told Crave Online.
"The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man. Raimi's Spider-Man, yeah, not Amazing Spider-Man.
"Josh Trank's instincts are to be as realistic and grounded and real with this stuff as possible. In many ways I would say it's definitely more of a drama than comedy."
Fantastic Four is scheduled for a June 2015 release. »
Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and Jim Mickle’s “Cold in July,” two well-received American dramas that world premiered at the recent Sundance Film Festival, are among the 19 features set to screen in the 46th annual Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at Cannes.
Selected by delegate general Edouard Waintrop in his third year at the helm, the Fortnight, a long-running parallel program to the official selection, will also fly the U.S. flag with the world premiere of Frederick Wiseman’s documentary “National Gallery,” a portrait of the London museum’s day-to-day operations, and a special screening of Tobe Hooper’s original “Texas Chain Saw Massacre” in a newly restored version.
As the winner of both the grand jury prize and the audience award in Sundance’s U.S. dramatic competition (where it was snapped up by Sony Classics), “Whiplash” had been widely expected to receive the Un Certain Regard berth typically reserved »
- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy
When the Cannes Film Festival's Official Selection was unveiled last week, many were surprised not to see one carry-over from the Sundance fest in the Un Certain Regard section -- in recent years, it's been something of a tradition for a Park City sensation (often the Grand Jury Prize winner) to compete again there, with the likes of "Precious" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" getting a second surge of festival buzz on the Croisette. This year, Thierry Fremaux's team clearly thought nothing from Sundance 2014 was suitable, but the Directors' Fortnight sidebar has made up for it, including both Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" and Jim Mickle's "Cold in July" in a name-heavy lineup. Starring Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer, "Whiplash" won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in the Us Dramatic section at Sundance, while Mickle's uproarious retro genre mash-up -- starring Michael C. Hall »
- Guy Lodge
While promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past at WonderCon over the weekend, producer Simon Kinberg revealed new details about The Fantastic Four reboot, confirming that this version of the Marvel comic books is more of a coming-of-age story, while teasing how Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) get their powers.
Since this is a much younger cast than the original 2005 Fantastic Four, the story is said to be reminiscent of the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics, where the four main characters are all in college. Simon Kinberg revealed in an interview with Den of Geek that the reboot is still an origin story, but they still have a lot of growing up to do.
"We're definitely telling a younger story that the original films did. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, »
(Cbr) Marvel’s First Family gets another shot at big-screen success next summer with director Josh Trank’s "Fantastic Four" reboot. Like it or not, the film is coming together, with a cast that includes Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Susan Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm. It’s a young cast, and a young director — and to hear writer Simon Kinberg tell it, it’s going to be a young story, with the idea to focus on the formation of the Fantastic Four. “We’re treating this as the origin of the Fantastic Four,” he told Crave Online, “so in future movies you’d have them on sort of splashier adventures to some extent but in this one we tried to ground the science as much as possible and make it feel like it could take place in our »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Back in February, The Fantastic Four finally nailed down its eponymous superheroes and a few weeks ago it got an actor for the villain. Now that we know who's playing Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), Invisible Woman (Kate Mara), Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), The Thing (Jamie Bell), and Doctor Doom (Toby Kebbell), we can move on to the many, many other questions about the movie. One question is how will the costumes compare to the previous Fantastic Four movies? Those costumes stuck fairly close to the comics with the heavy emphasis on blue spandex and the "4" badge. With a much younger cast set for the reboot, what other radical changes can we expect? Hit the jump for what Kinberg told us about The Fantastic Four reboot, the costumes, tone, shooting schedule, and more at WonderCon. The Fantastic Four opens June 19, 2015. Aside from confirming that the new movie will take place in the modern day, »
- Matt Goldberg
It seems like a lot of fans are not happy with how director Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot is coming together in terms of the casting, and what we can expect from the story. I'm open to their interpretation of these characters. For the most part, it seems like there are a lot of people already turning their back on the movie, which is understandable since the first two Fox made left a bad taste in a lot of fans' mouths. I'm curious to see what they are actually planning.
In a recent interview with IGN and Den of Geek, producer Simon Kinberg offered a few more details on what we can expect to see in the movie, and I imagine some of you aren't going to like what he had to say.
When talking with Den of Geek he said:
"We’re definitely telling a younger story that the original films did. »
- Joey Paur
Continuing the current trend, 2015 will bring plenty of sequels, reboots and superhero movies occupying big box office slots, and Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four ticks two of those boxes. Starring an eclectic cast that includes Miles Teller (Footloose) as Reed Richards, Jamie Bell (Jumper) as Ben Grimm, Kate Mara (Transcendence) as Sue Storm and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) as Johnny Storm, the Fantastic Four reboot was penned by Sherlock Holmes screenwriter Simon Kinberg, who has another high-profile superhero movie out this year.
Kinberg was in attendance at WonderCon over the weekend to promote the imminent release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and described ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
"We’re definitely telling a younger story that the original films did," Simon Kinberg revealed in an interview with Den of Geek recently when asked if the casting of Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm was an indication that the reboot will feature a take on the team similar to that of their Ultimate Universe counterparts. "They’re older than high school, but they’re not quite grown into the world. If anything, this is a coming of age story. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, that tell this story. So it is an origin story of the Fantastic Four, and it does follow them before they really know what a superhero is." Of all the comics in Marvel's Ultimate line, Brian Michael Bendis and »
Writer-producer Simon Kinberg was at WonderCon in Anaheim yesterday to talk about the upcoming mutant superhero sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past, but with Fox’s reboot The Fantastic Four due to kick off production this month, he also offered up a few words about the studio and director Josh Trank’s (Chronicle) plans for Marvel’s First Family.
“As Bryan Singer created with the original X-Men movies, Christopher Nolan created with the Dark Knight movies, Jon Favreau and Marvel created with the Iron Man movies, all the best superhero franchises – Sam Raimi did it with with Spider-Man – they create a tone and that is the thing that defines them,” says Kinberg (via HitFix). “It’s not the stories that differentiate them from each other. Sometimes the characterizations aren’t that distinct. It’s that the tone is different and in some ways [that's because of the] lessons learned from the original ‘Fantastic Four’ movies, »
- Gary Collinson
Anaheim - First thing's first. The new "Fantastic Four" movie is definitely happening. No delays, no recasting. Josh Trank's vision is going to come to fruition. That's the word from the movie's screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg who was on the Baton Rouge, La set two days ago and reveals that production begins in earnest in two weeks. Kinberg was at this year's WonderCon to speak primarily about 20th Century Fox's expected blockbuster "X-Men: Days of Future Past," but he also took a few minutes to talk about Marvel Comics' most famous family. He says the chance to create a "unique tone" is what excites him most about the reboot. "As Singer created with the original 'X-Men' movies, Christopher Nolan created with the 'Dark Knight' movies, Jon Favreau and Marvel created with the 'Iron Man' movies, all the best superhero franchises - Sam Raimi did it »
- Gregory Ellwood
When 20th Century Fox announced in 2012 that Mark Millar had signed to consult on and develop their Marvel properties such as The Fantastic Four reboot and their X-Men franchise, many hoped that would lead to a shared universe involving these characters crossing over. A "well-placed source" for Schmoes Know reveals that the studio has no plans of merging The Fantastic Four and X-Men characters.
The unidentified source claims that the studio really wants director Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four reboot, which stars Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Girl and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing, to stand on its own, without any help from the X-Men mutants.
The hope is that The Fantastic Four will do well enough to warrant multiple sequels. Of course, if the movie and its follow-ups do well, »
Oscar 2015 dates (Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced yesterday, April 17, 2014, the Oscar 2015 dates. The Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC on February 22, 2015 — or about ten days earlier than the Oscar 2014 ceremony. Key Oscar 2015 dates are as follows: Saturday, November 8, 2014 The Governors Awards (where Honorary awards are handed out). Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Official Screen Credits and music submissions due to the Academy. Monday, December 29, 2014 Oscar 2015 nominations voting begins 8 a.m. Pt. Thursday, January 8, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations voting ends 5 p.m. Pt. Thursday, January 15, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations announced. Monday, February 2, 2015 Oscar 2015 Nominees Luncheon. Friday, February 6, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners begins 8 a.m. Pt. Saturday, February 7, 2015 Scientific and Technical Awards. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners ends 5 p.m. Pt. Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015 87th Academy Awards begins 7 p.m. Et/ 4 p.m. Pt. As in previous years, the Oscar »
- Steve Montgomery
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