5 items from 2013
Kids. Such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape or Reservoir Dogs before it, and such as Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine and Fruitvale Station after it, Larry Clark & Harmony Korine’s seminal film is forever connected in “spirit” to the lieu where it received its secret midnight premiere screening in 1995. The Sundance Film Festival might be known as the birthplace of U.S indie filmmaking innovation, avant-gardism, a larger definition of the low budgeted film response to Hollywood in not only narrative but in the non-fiction form, but it is a festival made strong by its renewal and familiarity. That close acquaintanceness exists in Kids‘ starlets Rosario Dawson and Chloë Sevigny filmography/career path trajectory and connection to Park City (both have several indie films slated for ’14 – of which I’ve included in our predictions list) and it is that “familiarity” that is visibly noticeable in how I map out my annual predictions list. »
- Eric Lavallee
Seann William Scott ( American Renunion , Role Models ) is set to join Jackie Chan ( Rush Hour , The Karate Kid ) and Fan Bingbing ( X-Men: Days of Future Past ) in Academy Award-nominated director Sam Fell's action comedy Skiptrace . Based on Chan's original idea, Skiptrace is written by Jay Longino and co-written by The Sitter scribes Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka and David Posamentier and Geoff Moore ( Better Living Through Chemistry ). The film follows Bennie Black (Chan), a Hong Kong detective who has been tracking notorious crime boss Victor Wong for over a decade. When Bennie's young niece Bai (Bingbing) gets into trouble with Wong's crime syndicate, Bennie must track down the only man who can help him: fast-talking American gambler Connor Watts (Scott). Bennie »
Seann William Scott (American Reunion, Role Models) has joined Jackie Chan (Rush Hour, The Karate Kid) and Fan Bingbing (X-men: Days Of Future Past) in Academy Award nominated director Sam Fell’s action comedy Skiptrace, it was announced today by Exclusive Media’s Co-Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East and Beijing based Talent International Film Co., Ltd.’s President Esmond Ren.
Set to start production on January 13, 2014, Skiptrace will be produced as a Sino-Foreign co-production by Exclusive Media and Talent International (北京唐德国际电影文化有限公司) (Chinese Zodiac 12), who will also co-finance the film. In addition to starring, Chan is a producer on Skiptrace.
Based on Chan’s original idea, Skiptrace is written by Jay Longino and co-written by The Sitter scribes Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, and David Posamentier and Geoff Moore (Better Living Through Chemistry).
The film follows Bennie Black (Jackie Chan), a Hong Kong detective who has been tracking notorious crime »
- Michelle McCue
It’s not super often that Hollywood editors make the jump from the editing suite to the director’s chair, but Debra Neil-Fisher, editor of such films as The Hangover Trilogy, Austin Powers 1 & 2, and Due Date, is set to make that very jump.
Her directorial debut will be called London Calling and is, not surprisingly considering her experience as an editor, a comedy about ‘a tightly-wound fellow forced to go on a road trip across Europe with an eccentric woman so that he might propose to his girlfriend in London‘.
As an rookie editor myself, I am all for more editors getting the chance to make a jump like this, even if the plot itself to this film sounds a bit forgettable. »
- Esben Evans
Exclusive: Millennium Films has acquired London Calling, a script by David Posamentier & Geoff Moore, with Debra Neil-Fisher attached to direct. The comedy focuses on an uptight guy who is desperate to propose to his girlfriend in London. To get there, he must share a car with a free-spirited woman on a road trip across Europe. Neil-Fisher will make her directorial debut after serving as editor on films that include The Hangover trilogy, Ted, Due Date, and the first two Austin Powers installments. London Calling will be produced by Occupant Films’ Felipe Marino and Joe Neurauter, The scribe team wrote and directed their Black List script Better Living Through Chemistry, which stars Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Ray Liotta, and Jane Fonda. Occupant also produced that. Neil-Fisher is repped by Resolution and Kaplan/Perrone while Posamentier & Moore are repped by Verve and Kaplan/Perrone. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
5 items from 2013
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