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In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Premieres include Time Out of Mind, Black and White, Love, Rosie.
The Rome Film Festival (Oct 16–25) has announced the first English-language titles for its ninth edition. They include:
Time Out of Mind, Oren MovermanTrash, Stephen DaldryLove, Rosie, Christian DitterBlack and White, Mike BinderStonehearst Asylum, Brad Anderson.
Time Out of Mind stars Richard Gere as a man in dire straits who is forced to find refuge in a homeless shelter. The European premiere will screen in the festival’s Cinema d’Oggi (Cinema Today) section.
Daldry’s anticipated drama Trash, which will have its European premiere in Rome, charts the story of three Brazilian children who make a discovery in a garbage dump that leads to a chase with the authorities. Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen star.
Audiences couldn’t get enough of Rooney Mara as a punk hacker weirdo in David Fincher’s American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Although the director made a commitment to adapt the next two films/books in the series, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, there hasn’t been any news about their status for some time. Fincher has been busy as executive producer of the Netflix series House of Cards (directing a few episodes here and there), and he’s awaiting the release of the highly anticipated Gone Girl — an adaptation of the popular Gillian Flynn novel (in theaters October 3). But Vulture reports that despite Fincher’s workload, he’s still interested in filming the other Stieg...
- Alison Nastasi
A couple years ago, David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network) was knee-deep in location scouting for an adaptation of Jules Verne’s seminal science fiction novel, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea for Disney. After several delays and casting shakedowns, the project failed to materialize and Fincher moved on to adapting Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl instead.
It were those disputes over casting that eventually put the kibosh on the adaptation, according to Fincher. He was recently interviewed by Little White Lies and spoke candidly about the things going on behind the scenes that sunk 20,000 Leagues, saying:
“You get over $200 million — all motion picture companies have corporate culture and corporate anxieties. Once we got past the list of people we could cast as the different characters in the film, once we got past one or two names which made them very comfortable, making a movie at that price, it became this »
- James Garcia
Two years ago, David Fincher wasn’t immersed in the pages of Gillian Flynn’s acclaimed thriller Gone Girl; rather, the revered director was location shooting for another project that was between his crosshairs. That ill-fated production was a blockbuster adaptation of Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
And while the film looked on track following approved tax rebates from the Australian government, disagreements over casting choices irrefutably put the brakes on Fincher’s big screen rendition of Jules Verne’s eponymous novel. So, now that the director has seemingly moved on from the underwater adventure, Fincher spoke candidly with Little White Lies and revealed why the modern retelling of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea is still sleeping with the fishes.
“You get over $200 million — all motion picture companies have corporate culture and corporate anxieties. Once we got past the list of people we could cast as the different characters in the film, »
- Michael Briers
Sony Pictures and director David Fincher have been developing the sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for a couple of years already, but it has been slow moving. The sequel is called The Girl Who Played With Fire, and its script was written by Steve Zaillian. In case you were wondering what the status of this movie is, the director recently gave a brief hopeful update in an interview with Afton Bladet, saying:
"I think because it [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script so it will result in something. The script that we now have a huge potential, I can reveal as much as it is extremely different from the book."
It's good to hear that Fincher thinks they movie will eventually happen, and that the script has "huge potential." I'm really curious to see the "extremely" different changes they've made. I'm »
- Joey Paur
It's good to dream. Which is exactly what director David Fincher seems to be doing when it comes to a proposed sequel to his 2011 thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." The film came in like a sharp Swedish breeze, although it wasn't exactly the hit that Sony (or anyone else, for that matter) was expecting it would be, making just $102 million domestically on a production budget of at least that (plus marketing costs and whatever else goes along with launching a huge, starry, Oscar-contending tent pole). All of the principles involved in the film have pay-or-play deals in place, so even if the sequel, "The Girl Who Played with Fire," doesn't get made, they're still taking home fat checks (a screenplay by Steven Zaillian has been done for a while). But Fincher holds out hope.
Fincher, who has another adaptation of a best-selling novel set to open the New »
- Drew Taylor
David Fincher ("Fight Club") recently chatted with the Swedish film site, Afton Bladet (translations via Film Divider), regarding the chances of a sequel to his 2011 film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. "I think because it [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script so it will result in something. The script that we now have a huge potential, I can reveal as much as it is extremely different from the book." David Fincher It was based on the book by Stieg Larsson, which is part of a trilogy and it starred Rooney Mara ("The Social Network") as Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig ("Skyfall") as Mikael Blomkvist. The film pulled in $232 million at the worldwide box office. Fans of the book aren't going to be happy to hear that a sequel will be extremely different from the book as “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and »
While David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” pulled in $232 million in 2011, there’s been no official confirmations that the next two books in the Stieg Larsson trilogy, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Next,” will be adapted into English-language films (the Swedish versions came out in 2009). However, Fincher revealed recently that he has hope for the possibility.
The director said that Sony, the producer of “Dragon Tattoo,” would likely do “something” with the work that’s already been done on the sequels.
“I think because (Sony) already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script, it will result in something,” he told Swedish site Afton Bladet (via Film Divider, which provided translation), talking about Steven Zaillian’s screenplays.
“The script that we now have has huge potential. I can reveal that it is extremely different from the book, »
- Alex Stedman
When he’s not taking small roles in big blockbusters like The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Dane DeHaan spends most of his time in quirkier fare such as this new drama. He’s locked for the lead in musical Ziggy alongside Rooney Mara.Diesel Schwarze, a former protégé of Baz Luhrmann who worked for the Aussie director on Moulin Rouge and his Broadway version of La Boheme, will call the shots for Ziggy. It follows the rise and fall of a hunchback escape artist who arrives in New York and falls for the fiancée (Mara) of a powerful media mogul. Yeah, that old story…With Electric City providing production support, Schwarze – who honed his skills making ads before finally making the jump to films – will tear a leaf from his old mentor’s book and work with music producer Alex Da Kid to craft a contemporary soundtrack despite the movie’s period trappings. »
In 2011, David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en) co-wrote and directed an adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s highly acclaimed Swedish crime novel The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo starring Daniel Craig (Skyfall) as troubled journalist-turned-detective Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara (Her) as badass hacker Lisbeth Salander. Despite reaping a tonne of money and award nominations the general consensus is that Sony regarded the movie as a failure.
Speaking recently to the Swedish press while on tour promoting his latest film Gone Girl, Fincher provided a small update on the proposed sequel The Girl Who Played With Fire: “I think because [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script so it will result in something. The script that we now have [has] a huge potential, I can reveal as much as it is extremely different from the book.”
The assumption was that a second and third movie would instantly »
- Gavin Logan
Welcome, everyone, to the best movie news wrap-up on this or any other planet in our solar system, the WhatCulture.com News Brief! As usual, we’ve combed the net for the week’s biggest movie and TV news, and brought them all together here for your reading pleasure.
And what a week it’s been! Things got off to a slow start, but picked up steadily as the week went on. We’ve got plenty of stories from the worlds of both film and TV to share with you, including an epic new image of Zack Snyder’s Batmobile, updates on Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Underworld 5, news about a new Stephen King TV adaptation and an HBO series from David Fincher, several new Warner Brothers/DC Comics projects in development, and the tragic passing of Richard Kiel, who played iconic henchman Jaws in the James Bond films. »
- James Garcia
Schwarze is best known for being a Baz Luhrmann protege of sorts, having worked with the flashy director on projects such as Moulin Rogue and Luhrmann’s Broadway production of La Boheme. He’s also worked on a series of popular commercials. Ziggy will be the director’s debut feature.
The film’s plot centers around Ziggy (DeHaan), a hunchbacked escape artist who comes to New York in the midst of the late 1920s and the expanding culture of the city. He falls in love with the fiancee (Mara) of a media mogul and things spiral from there.
On the musical side of the project, Alex Da Kid is producing the original soundtrack, with Schwarze, DeHaan and Mara also collaborating to develop the music. »
- Alexander Lowe
Tyler Hoechlin ("Teen Wolf"), Blake Jenner ("Glee") and Wyatt Russell ("22 Jump Street") have reportedly been offered the leading roles in "Boyhood" director Richard Linklater's baseball-themed next film "That’s What I’m Talking About".
Set in 1980, the story follows a college freshman who moves into the baseball house at his college and experiences a fraternity like lifestyle with his hard partying teammates. Each of the trio has an offer to play one of the lead baseball players in the film which is said to have the same tone as Linklater's classic "Dazed and Confused". [Source: Deadline]
Andron - The Black Labyrinth
Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover have joined the cast of Francesco Cinquemani's sci-fi/action film "Andron - The Black Labyrinth" for Ambi Pictures. Michelle Ryan, Jon Kortajarena, Gale Harold and Leo Howard also star. Filming begins this month in Malta.
The story follows a »
- Garth Franklin
• Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover will lead the cast of Andron, a sci-fi/action film from writer/director Franceso Cinquemani. The movie follows a group of young men and women who wake up in a dark, claustrophobic maze and struggle to survive, while the rest of the world watches. Also entering the maze are Michelle Ryan (EastEnders), Skin (lead singer from the U.K. band Skunk Anansie), Jon Kortajarena (A Single Man), Gale Harold (Queer as Folk) and Leo Howard (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra). [THR]
- Jake Perlman
Well, you can’t accuse Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara of not wanting to try new things. The hot young stars have signed on for Ziggy, a musical Jazz Age love story from Diesel Schwarze. Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Alex Da Kid will help provide original contemporary music. If that sounds a bit like Baz Luhrmann‘s The […]
- Angie Han
Over the past few years, both Rooney Mara and Dane DeHaan have become quite the impressive young actors, with the former making waves in The Social Network, Ain't Them Bodies Saints and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the latter breaking through with Chronicle and expanding with Kill Your Darlings, Life After Beth and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Now the two will team up in a completely different genre for both of them as THR reports DeHaan and Mara will star in a 1920s set musical called Ziggy, which will be directed by Australian filmmaker Diesel Schwarze, a protégé of Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann. The film will follow the rise and fall of the title character (DeHaan), a hunchback escape artist who arrives in New York during the mass-culture boom of the late 1920s and falls in love with the fiancée (Mara) of a powerful media mogul. Sounds »
- Ethan Anderton
Dane DeHaan and Rooney Mara are attached to star in Australian writer-director Diesel Schwarze's original musical “Ziggy,” which is being produced by Lynette Howell and Jamie Patricof of Electric City Entertainment. The trio have teamed with Grammy-winning British music producer and songwriter Alex Da Kid to develop original contemporary music for the film. Alex Da Kid has collaborated with Eminem, Dr. Dre, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, among others. “Ziggy” centers on a hunchback escape artist (DeHaan) who arrives in New York during the mass-culture boom of the late 1920's. As he falls in love with the fiancé (Mara) of a powerful media. »
- Jeff Sneider
It seems we're in a mini-musical renaissance of sorts. "God Help The Girl" premiered at Sundance and opened recently, "Begin Again" rolled into theaters this summer, Anna Kendrick belted it out in "The Last Five Years" (review here) at Tiff and this holiday season "Annie" will do it blockbuster style. And now another project is on the horizon with two rising young stars looking prove their singing chops. Rooney Mara and Dane DeHaan will lead "Ziggy," in what sounds like a "The Great Gatsby"-esque production. Indeed, Diesel Schwarze—apparently a protegé of Baz Luhrmann—is writing and directing the 1920s set musical about a hunchback (DeHaan) who falls in love with a media mogul (Mara) who is engaged to someone else. What? Anyway, like Luhrmann's F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation, this movie will eschew music from the era, with producer/musician/Grammy nominee Alex Da Kid (Rihanna, Imagine Dragons and Nicki Minaj are. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The pair will star in Diesel Schwarze's period musical.
The film will be set in the 1920s, centring around a hunchback (DeHaan) who falls for the fiancée (Mara) of a powerful media mogul.
Ziggy charts his rise to the spotlight and subsequent fall from grace.
Ziggy is yet to set a release date. »
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