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Paramount Pushes ‘Cloverfield Movie’ Back to 2018

21 July 2017 9:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount and J.J. AbramsBad Robot Productions have moved the science-fiction thriller “2017 Cloverfield Movie” back by more than three months to Feb. 2, 2018, from Oct. 27. The studio has also moved George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” forward a week from Nov. 3 to Oct. 27.

This is now the second delay for the “Cloverfield” threequel, which had been originally titled “God Particle,” after it was pushed back for the first time from its initial Feb. 24, 2017, date.

“The 2017 Cloverfield Movie,” which will most likely be retitled, will become the first title to launch on Feb. 2, just two days before the NFL’s 52nd Super Bowl.

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Oren Uziel Discusses Directorial Debut ‘Shimmer Lake,’ ‘God Particle’ Joining ‘Cloverfield

The story, set in the near future, centers on a team of astronauts on a space station making a terrifying discovery that challenges all they know about the fabric of reality, all while desperately trying to fight for their survival.

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Director Oren Uziel Plays With Expectations With ‘Shimmer Lake’ [Interview]

21 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The small, friendly town of Shimmer Lake isn’t as innocent as it looks. Neither are some of the characters in writer-director Oren Uziel‘s crafty crime thriller, which shows a crime gone wrong in reverse time. The robbery involves a moralistic Sherrif (Benjamin Walker), a desperate lawyer on the run (Rainn Wilson), two D-list FBI agents (Ron Livingston and Rob Corddry), […]

The post Director Oren Uziel Plays With Expectations With ‘Shimmer Lake’ [Interview] appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Netflix Original Movie Review: Shimmer Lake Is a Backwards Tour de Force

15 June 2017 10:07 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Told backwards, Shimmer Lake is the kind of crime drama that very much revels in keeping it's audience in the dark. There is no hand holding here. No re-explaining things that the audience might miss. This film, from first time director Oren Uziel, is the kind of calling card that has been used to launch careers, like that of Quentin Tarantino.

In order to describe this film, the plot must be kept deceptively simple. First of all, telling this story backwards only serves to underscore what we are seeing on screen. By dint of the fact that we want to know why a scene is starting the way that it is, and the shock we feel when it ends abruptly, is palpable throughout this entire film. Not only is this story told backwards, it is is also told over the course of a week. It follows a local sheriff trying »

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Writer/Director Oren Uziel Talks His R-Rated, ‘Avengers’-Esque Take On ‘Mortal Kombat’

7 June 2017 11:49 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You might have forgotten that Paul W.S. Anderson‘s 1995 video game adaptation “Mortal Kombat” opened at number one at the box office and went on to earn over $120 million worldwide. Still, the movie isn’t quite revered more than two decades later,and there has been persistent chatter about booting up a new big screen version. Just last fall, commercial director Simon McQuoid became linked to the project, but there has been radio silence since then.

Continue reading Writer/Director Oren Uziel Talks His R-Rated, ‘Avengers’-Esque Take On ‘Mortal Kombat’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Shimmer Lake’ Writer/Director Oren Uziel on His Reverse Crime Story, ‘God Particle’, & ’22 Jump Street’

7 June 2017 8:03 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Making a directorial debut is hard, but making one with a story told in reverse is a specific kind of challenge. Just ask filmmaker Oren Uziel, whose directorial debut Shimmer Lake hits Netflix on Friday, June 9th. The film is one of the first scripts Uziel ever wrote, before he’d go on to work on movies like 22 Jump Street and the upcoming Cloververse movie formerly known as God Particle, and it’s a crime story told in unique fashion. The film stars Benjamin Walker as a local sheriff hunting down three bank robbery suspects, two of which are … »

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‘Shimmer Lake’: Rainn Wilson, Benjamin Walker, and Rob Corddry On Netflix’s Wild New Crime Thriller — Watch

6 June 2017 2:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For his first time behind the camera, seasoned screenwriter Oren Uziel (who has penned scripts as diverse as “22 Jump Street” and the recently announced “Mortal Kombat” reboot) went for the chills, with an inventive twist.

His new Netflix crime thriller, “Shimmer Lake,” follows a motley crew of small town citizens and one preternaturally calm local sheriff as they attempt to untangle the mystery of a bank robbery gone terribly wrong. Told backwards, with each day ticking back through a particularly eventful week to reveal not just whodunit, but whytheywould, the film packs some big twists and some well-earned reveals.

Read More: ‘Shimmer Lake’ Trailer: Rainn Wilson Turns Into a Clueless Criminal in New Netflix Comic Crime Thriller

In our star-packed exclusive featurette, stars like Rainn Wilson, Rob Corddry, Ron Livingston, Adam Pally, John Michael Higgins, Wyatt Russell, Stephanie Sigman, and Benjamin Walker, along with director Uziel and producer Adam Saunders, »

- Kate Erbland

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Netflix releases trailer for Shimmer Lake starring Rainn Wilson

27 May 2017 12:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just two weeks to go until Shimmer Lake arrives on Netflix, a trailer has been released for the upcoming comedy crime thriller.

Written and directed by Oren Uziel, the film features a cast that includes Rainn Wilson, Benjamin Walker, Adam Pally, Stephanie Sigman, Wyatt Russell, Rob Corddry, Ron Livingston, and John Michael Higgins; watch the trailer here…

Unfolding in reverse time, this darkly comic crime thriller follows a local sheriff hunting three bank robbery suspects, one of whom is his brother.

Shimmer Lake is set for release on June 9th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Shimmer Lake’ Trailer: Another Heist Gone Wrong You’ll Want to See

26 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Shimmer Lake is one of the funniest thrillers in recent memory. Oren Uziel‘s directorial debut, which plays out in reverse time, has a ton of laugh-out-loud moments to go along with some bloodshed and betrayal. It’s a story of a heist gone wrong in a small town where everybody knows everybody and, from beginning to end, it […]

The post ‘Shimmer Lake’ Trailer: Another Heist Gone Wrong You’ll Want to See appeared first on /Film. »

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Oren Uziel Discusses Directorial Debut ‘Shimmer Lake,’ ‘God Particle’ Joining ‘Cloverfield’

25 May 2017 5:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s death. Men on the run. Multiple betrayals. Then, a heist.

So unfolds “Shimmer Lake,” the feature directorial debut from Oren Uziel, a stylish thriller that ups the ante by telling its story backwards. Available on Netflix beginning June 9, the film begins on the last day of the tale, then proceeds to go back and show what happened each day before, until the day of the robbery. And if it sounds like a gimmick, don’t be fooled: Uziel’s smart script only works when told in reverse, revealing secrets and confidences at just the right times. “The problem with a lot of these movies that don’t work is it’s just a gimmick,” Uziel concurs. “Here, there’s no movie if it’s not told this way.” The film is also bolstered by fantastic performances from a cast that includes Benjamin Walker as a small-town lawman and »

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Official Trailer for Netflix's 'Shimmer Lake' Film with Benjamin Walker

25 May 2017 3:14 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Once you open that door there's no going back!" Netflix has unveiled an official trailer for a new film titled Shimmer Lake, the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Oren Uziel. This small-town crime mystery is told in reverse, going backwards day-by-day, telling the story of the local sheriff's attempt to solve a bank robbery and find the criminals. Benjamin Walker (from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) stars as the sheriff, with an eclectic cast of indie actors including Rainn Wilson, Stephanie Sigman, Rob Corddry, Wyatt Russell, Ron Livingston, Adam Pally, and John Michael Higgins. This seems like it's riding the coattails of all the buzz about small-town crime TV shows and films, but I'm still curious to check it out. Here's the official trailer for Oren Uziel's Shimmer Lake, direct from Netflix's YouTube: An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a »

- Alex Billington

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‘Shimmer Lake’ Trailer: Rainn Wilson Turns Into a Clueless Criminal in New Netflix Comic Crime Thriller

25 May 2017 2:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix has released the trailer for its original comic crime thriller “Shimmer Lake,” starring Rainn WilsonBenjamin Walker and Wyatt Russell. The film marks the directorial debut of “22 Jump Street” and “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” writer Oren Uziel.

Read More: Netflix: Full List of Movies Arriving in June 2017 Includes ‘Okja’ and ‘The Sixth Sense

Written by Uziel, “Shimmer Lake” follows local sheriff Zeke Sikes (Walker) as he attempts to untangle the mystery of three small-town criminals and a bank robbery gone wrong. Wilson plays Andy, the sheriff’s brother who recklessly attempts to rob a bank, and the two unknowingly embark on a game of cat-and-mouse. The story, which involves many shady characters, is told backwards, reversing day by day through a week. The film also stars Rob Corddry, Ron Livingston, Stephanie Sigman, Adam Pally, John Michael Higgins, Mark Rendall, Angela Vint and Isabelle Dove as Andy’s daughter Sally.

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‘Shimmer Lake’ Trailer: Rainn Wilson Turns Into a Clueless Criminal in New Netflix Comic Crime Thriller

25 May 2017 2:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has released the trailer for its original comic crime thriller “Shimmer Lake,” starring Rainn WilsonBenjamin Walker and Wyatt Russell. The film marks the directorial debut of “22 Jump Street” and “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” writer Oren Uziel.

Read More: Netflix: Full List of Movies Arriving in June 2017 Includes ‘Okja’ and ‘The Sixth Sense

Written by Uziel, “Shimmer Lake” follows local sheriff Zeke Sikes (Walker) as he attempts to untangle the mystery of three small-town criminals and a bank robbery gone wrong. Wilson plays Andy, the sheriff’s brother who recklessly attempts to rob a bank, and the two unknowingly embark on a game of cat-and-mouse. The story, which involves many shady characters, is told backwards, reversing day by day through a week. The film also stars Rob Corddry, Ron Livingston, Stephanie Sigman, Adam Pally, John Michael Higgins, Mark Rendall, Angela Vint and Isabelle Dove as Andy’s daughter Sally.

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- Yoselin Acevedo

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Netflix's Shimmer Lake Trailer Unravels a Backwards Mystery

24 May 2017 6:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just a few weeks until it debuts on the streaming service, Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming indie Shimmer Lake, which is slated to arrive June 9. This dark comedy is set during the aftermath of a bank robbery in a small town, but nothing is as it seems, including the actual format of the movie itself. While we can't exactly tell from the trailer, this movie is told in reverse time.

Netflix debuted the trailer for this darkly comic crime thriller on YouTube today, which follows a local sheriff named Zeke Sikes (Benjamin Walker) hunting three bank robbery suspects, one of whom is his brother Andy (Rainn Wilson). From the trailer's opening moments, we can tell that Zeke is a straight shooter, so to speak, telling his young niece Sally (Isabel Dove) that everyone in town thinks they can do whatever they want with no repercussions. »

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Crime Goes Backwards In Trailer For Netflix’s ‘Shimmer Lake’ Starring Rainn Wilson & Benjamin Walker

24 May 2017 1:48 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Whichever side of the Netflix debate you’re on, there’s no arguing that sometimes they’re not the greatest advocates of their own original programming. Case in point: “Shimmer Lake.” The movie drops on the service in two weeks, and it’s only now getting a trailer, and something you might’ve only noticed if you were paying attention to YouTube.

Rainn Wilson and Benjamin Walker star in the directorial debut of screenwriter Oren Uziel (“22 Jump Street“), which tells a crime story with a narrative twist.

Continue reading Crime Goes Backwards In Trailer For Netflix’s ‘Shimmer Lake’ Starring Rainn Wilson & Benjamin Walker at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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God Particle screenwriter explains how it became a Cloverfield movie

21 May 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Much like The Cellar, which eventually became 10 Cloverfield Lane, the upcoming sci-fi God Particle is set to fall under the Cloverfield banner, a Twilight Zone-esque series of movies taking place within the Cloverfield universe. And, speaking to Collider, screenwriter Oren Uziel has revealed how his original script came to be a part of the ‘Cloververse’.

“It was written before 10 Cloverfield Lane and the expanded Cloverfield universe even existed as a thing,” said Uziel. “It was a spec that I wrote probably a year or so after Shimmer Lake, so it definitely existed as its own science-fiction. And then after years of, you know how scripts kind of hang around—people like them but for whatever reason they decided to make it and then suddenly everything fell into place with J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot, and Paramount. I don’t know exactly when it became a Cloverfield movie, but I suspect »

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Mortal Kombat Reboot Writer Calls It an R-Rated Avengers

19 May 2017 10:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mortal Kombat was one of the movies that helped kicked off a long line of not-so-great movie adaptations of video games. After the sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997, the franchise died, but a reboot has been in the works for a handful of years. Now screenwriter Oren Uziel has revealed some details on the script that he wrote for the in-the-works Mortal Kombat movie, which is being compared to an R-rated, violent version of The Avengers.

The writer/director recently spoke with Collider about his upcoming Netflix thriller Shimmer Lake. During the course of the chat, he was asked about his take on Mortal Kombat, which he wrote several years ago, and Oren Uziel, without laying out any specific plot points, gave us an idea of what we might be able to expect from this movie, should it ever actually get made. Here's what he had to say.

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Mortal Kombat reboot writer says his script was The Avengers with “over the top violence”

19 May 2017 6:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mortal Kombat was one of the first video games to get translated onto film, and depending on who you ask, the result wasn’t half bad (that’s not counting the infinitely worse Mortal Kombat: Annihilation). Two decades later, and we are now hearing about the franchise returning to the big screen in the form of a hard reboot. Now, this isn’t new information: an unused script for the reboot was written back in 2011 by Oren Uziel, and talking to Collider during a press tour for his upcoming Netflix film Shimmer Lake, Uziel described the script that he wrote several years back:

“Well, and again I don’t know what remains of this, but I know that it was going to be—it’s almost like if you took The Avengers, or if you took a storyline like that and set it in a sort of hard-r, over-the-top »

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Oren Uziel Compares Original Mortal Kombat Movie Pitch To R-Rated Avengers

18 May 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though he acknowledges that his original spec script has likely been tinkered with ever since it was first turned in to Warner Bros., God Particle scribe Oren Uziel has shed new light on his proposal for the Mortal Kombat movie, which he compares to an R-rated version of The Avengers.

Per Collider, Uziel began by detailing his long history with the video game adaptation, which tapped Simon McQuoid to direct almost six months ago – for what it’s worth, Aquaman helmer James Wan is also attached to produce. Oren Uziel was actually one of the first writers to take a crack at the live-action Mortal Kombat reboot, but an internal changeover at Warner resulted in his pitch sitting on the shelf for years, eventually leading to Uziel becoming involved in the online short film, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.

I have a long history with that Mortal Kombat project. It was kind »

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Watch a clip from Netflix’s comedy thriller Shimmer Lake

18 May 2017 2:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its arrival on Netflix next month, the streaming service has released a clip from writer-director Oren Uziel upcoming comedy thriller Shimmer Lake which stars Rainn Wilson, Benjamin Walker, Adam Pally, Stephanie Sigman, Wyatt Russell, Rob Corddry, Ron Livingston, and John Michael Higgins; check it out below…

Unfolding in reverse time, this darkly comic crime thriller follows a local sheriff hunting three bank robbery suspects, one of whom is his brother.

Shimmer Lake is set for release on June 9th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Why God Particle Became Cloverfield 3

17 May 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company have hatched a pretty clever plan to unleash some original sci-fi movies on the world. Last year, they under-the-radar released a sort-of-sequel to Cloverfield by the name of 10 Cloverfield Lane. The movie was a big success, so the "Cloververse" is expanding. This year will see the release of Cloverfield 3, which originally started out as a sci-fi movie called God Particle. Now, screenwriter Oren Uziel has explained how his original movie became the next movie in the Cloverfield movie universe.

Oren Uziel recently spoke with Collider about his upcoming Netflix movie Shimmer Lake. During the course of the conversation, he was asked about God Particle and when it actually became Cloverfield 3. It turns out, his movie was written long before the idea of this Cloverfield universe even existed. Here's what he had to say about it.

"It was written before 10 Cloverfield Lane and »

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