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Damon Lindelof Admits 'Star Trek' Strip Down Was 'Gratuitous,' 'Misogynistic' Moment
"Star Trek Into Darkness" co-writer Damon Lindelof has kind of, sort of apologized for anyone offended by the gratuitous display of Alice Eve's nearly-naked body in movie theaters (and the movie's marketing) around the world. "I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress," Lindelof wrote on Twitter on Monday night. Also read: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Can't Hit Warp Speed at Box Office Given the fact the image in question was featured in numerous trailers leading up to »
- Greg Gilman
'Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' release date moved up
Fans of Clary, Jace and Simon will get to see their Y.A. faves on the big screen 48 hours earlier than expected.
The release date for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has been moved up two days, from Friday, August 23 to Wednesday the 21st, EW has confirmed.
The book adaptation, based on the first novel in the popular Y.A. series The Mortal Instruments, stars Lily Collins as heroine Clary Fray, a normal-seeming teen who discovers that she’s part of a secret supernatural world that’s playing out in modern-day N.Y.C. Watch the trailer below:
- Erin Strecker
DreamWorks Move Benedict Cumberbatch Wikileaks Movie 'The Fifth Estate' To Oct., Push Vince Vaughn's 'The Delivery Man' To Nov.
Now that Cannes is underway, we're starting the nine-month tick towards awards season -- with the Coens' "Inside Llewyn Davis" already looking like a Best Picture potential, if the Cannes reviews are anything to go by. And DreamWorks is celebrating the gearing up of the Oscar-hunting machinery by shuffling around a couple of their release dates. First, and most importantly, is "The Fifth Estate," Bill Condon's tale of Wikileaks co-founders Julian Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg. The film's hotly anticipated not just because of its controversial subject matter, which threatens to draw heat both from the Establishment and from Assange's supporters, but also because it stars internet sensation and "Star Trek Into Darkness" villain Benedict Cumberbatch as Assange. He leads an ace cast, including Daniel Bruhl, Dan Stevens, Alicia Vikander, Carice Van Houten, Anthony Mackie, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney and Peter Capaldi, so it's no surprise that awards-watchers have had their eye on. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Cannes Review: Douglas and Damon Shine in Soderbergh's Funny, Poignant Melodrama 'Behind the Candelabra'
The Cannes Film Festival accorded Steven Soderbergh's lush period melodrama "Behind the Candelabra" a prime competition slot (his fourth) for a reason. While it's not the first time an HBO movie has played in the mainbar (Stephen Hopkins' "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" was in competition in 2004), it will be Soderbergh's last, if he sticks to his planned retirement from making films. With "Behind the Candelabra," the 50 year-old filmmaker is coming full circle at Cannes. He landed in competition with his first film in 1989, "sex lies and videotape," even though it had played Sundance, and took home the Palme d'Or. "It's not often you get the opportunity to arrange that kind of symmetry," Soderbergh told The Huffington Post. "It's funny to think about how long ago that was." If "Behind the Candelabra" is his final film, it's a winner, easily among the best of his 26 features »
- Anne Thompson
Spike Jonze’s Her Starring Joaquin Phoenix Set for November 20th Release; Mortal Instruments, Delivery Man, and Fifth Estate Shuffled
We’ve got a release date debut and a couple of shuffles to share today: Her – Director Spike Jonze’s next feature, a sci-fi romance between a lonely writer and his new operating system, has been slated for a limited release on November 20th by Warner Bros. Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson star. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – The Ya adaptation starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower has been moved up two days to August 21st. Delivery Man – Disney’s comedy remake starring Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, and Cobie Smulders has been pushed back from October 4th to November 22nd, where it opens wide opposite The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Fifth Estate – Director Bill Condon’s WikiLeaks/Julian Assange movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch has been moved up from November 15th to October 11th where it will open in limited release. »
- Adam Chitwood
Mary McCormack heads to ‘The Compound’ (Exclusive)
Story follows two star-crossed teens on a polygamist compound who fight their families’ religious tradition to be together.
The Gersh-repped McCormack continues to be seen on the USA skein “In Plain Sight.” »
- Justin Kroll
Barry Levinson To Direct Shanghai Love Story (Exclusive)
Barry Levinson has come on board to direct an untitled love story, set in Shanghai and Leningrad, with Shanghai Film Group financing and Mike Medavoy, Rafaella De Laurentiis and Edward McGurn producing.
Production will start in February in Shanghai with Shanghai Film Group fully financing the project, with a budget in the $40 million to $45 million range.
“I am thrilled to be working on another project with Barry,” he said. “This film is connected to my roots, and I can’t think of anyone I would trust more with it.”
- Dave McNary
Watch: Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn Mess Around With Jean-Ralphio In Viral For 'The Internship'
Making a movie at Google’s headquarters featuring a plot that’s largely centered around Google probably has its share of perks. One of which would be the extra (free?) online advertising from two of top three most popular websites on the internet, including the Google-owned YouTube, of course. Now that “The Internship” will be out everywhere in theaters in just two weeks, an amusing little short film featuring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Ben Schwartz (Jean-Ralphio from “Parks and Recreation”) has popped up on the site for YouTube Comedy Week, and it’s definitely not an advertisement for “The Internship.” Except of course it totally is. The short has Ben Schwartz playing a clueless studio exec trying to pitch movie ideas to Wilson and Vaughn. The ideas range from Vince Vaughn playing a hobbit to Vaughn and Wilson playing Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth respectively, and it would be a buddy comedy! »
- Ken Guidry
All-Ages ‘V/H/S/2′ Trailer: Great Intensity, Without Much Blood
I liked the original V/H/S because it was a small, weird collection of shorts. The sequel, V/H/S/2, is bigger and much more bold than the first, with bigger scope and some ideas that are far more weird. It doesn’t have quite the same sense of intimate disquiet, but it has some much more monstrous action. [...] »
- Russ Fischer
Mike Lobell Adds Cast To ‘Eisner,’ Plots Projects With Billy Crystal, Richard Gere
Exclusive: Mike Lobell, the veteran producer whose 14-years of persistence helped make the remake Gambit happen, is getting close on three other projects with strong elements. He has re-teamed with former partner, writer/director A Film By Alan Stuart Eisner, an ensemble comedy which so far has Project X‘s Oliver Cooper, Shirley MacLaine and Robin Williams attached, with Rob Reiner making a cameo. Lobell reports that the film has added Sienna Miller, Isla Fisher and Audra MacDonald. Eisner is a comedy dealing with a young man making a documentary to learn what happened to his family during WWII. He is out looking for financing. Gambit, by the way, ended up with Michael Hoffman directing a script by Joel and Ethan Coen. Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman star and CBS Films releases October 12. At the same time, Lobell is getting traction on This Man This Woman, the adult »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Leonardo DiCaprio Books Dennis Lehane to Write ‘Travis McGee’
DiCaprio is currently on board as a producer along with Peter Chernin though the project is being developed as a starring vehicle for him. THR broke the news.
Based on the book “Deep Blue Good-by,” the novel was part of 21 book series focusing on Travis Magee who is the central character in a series of mysteries by John D. McDonald. They are classic sleuth novels, set it Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Paul Greenglass is attached to helm.
Though this is Lehane’s second time writing a script »
- Justin Kroll
TV Actor Laurence Haddon Dead at 90
Laurence Haddon, who appeared onstage and in TV shows including “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” died in May 10, in Santa Monica from complications associated with Lewy Body Disease. He was 90.
Born in Philadelphia, he attended Syracuse U. After Pearl Harbor he left college to train on the Pennsylvania School Ship and then served in the merchant marine during WWII. After the war he did a brief stint in the aluminum business until he decided to become an actor. In New York, he landed numerous parts onstage and in the early era of live TV, and toured with “Tea and Sympathy” and The Warm Peninsula.”
In 1958 he married actress and model Jacqueline Prevost. He continued his career in film and TV in Los Angeles, with feature credits including “The Graduate” and “Fantastic Voyage.”
- Pat Saperstein
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mia Maestro Set for ‘Evita’ (Exclusive)
Gael Garcia Bernal and Mia Maestro (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2”) have joined the cast of Argentinian helmer-scribe Pablo Aguero’s “Evita” (working title), chronicling the odyssey of Eva Peron’s embalmed corpse around Europe from 1952 to its burial in Argentina 25 years later.
Even in death, Peron remained a strong symbol of Argentina’s struggle for freedom. This prompted the leaders of the military coup that ousted her husband, President Juan Peron, to steal her body, starting its unlikely journey, said Jacques Bidou, who is lead-producing the pic with Marianne Dumoulin at Jba Prods.
The pair is at the Cannes Film Festival to present the project at the Crc co-production meetings co-hosted by the Ile de France Film Commission.
Mexico’s Canana, founded by Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, is set to co-produce with Spain’s Tornasol, Argentina’s Haddock Films and Germany’s Rohfilm.
Bidou and Dumoulin said »
- Elsa Keslassy
Candelabra is tipped for Cannes success
Behind the Candelabra – a lavishly rhinestone-encrusted story about the pianist and entertainer Liberace – has charmed and delighted audiences at the Cannes film festival, just as its central character did so effervescently before he lost his life to an Aids-related illness in 1987. And, with its mesmerising central performances from Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, the film has a good shout at the Palme D'Or, with Douglas himself a strong contender for a Cannes best actor award.
But the film, and its actors, will never win an Oscar. The Hollywood studios refused to finance it, said director Steven Soderbergh, because they believed the film would find no audience "except for people who are gay". Instead, it was made by the TV company HBO and, though it will receive theatrical release in the UK on 7 June, »
- Charlotte Higgins
Spike Jonze's Sci-Fi Romance 'Her' Finally Gets A Release Date
It feels like an age since we've had a Spike Jonze movie in theaters. Of course the filmmaker has never had a particular sense of urgency to his output, with only three films in fourteen years, and a seven year gap between "Adaptation" and 2009's "Where The Wild Things Are." Even with terrific shorts like "I'm Here" to tide us over we've been looking longingly out the window for news of the director's next film, "Her." Turns out we should have been spending less time looking out the window, and more time keeping an eye on Box Office Mojo's release calendar, as it's revealed that Warner Bros will be releasing the film on Wednesday November 20th. The film, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as a man in the near-future who falls in love with his operating system, also features Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde. The film is opening the »
- Oliver Lyttelton
'Lone Ranger' Rides Through A Train In New Trailer
The new trailer for Disney's "The Lone Ranger" packs in even more CGI action than the previous previews. How is everyone feeling about this one? Is it a new "Pirates" or are we looking at "John Carter 2"?
Also, can you find the hidden Tobias Funke in today's Dailies?!
» Can you find Tobias in this "Arrested Development"-style Where's Waldo? puzzle. [Vulture]
» A sequel to "The Trip," entitled "The Trip to Italy," starts filming this week, so brush up on your Michael Caine accent. [Twitch]
» Zombie Parkour [io9]
» Sam Neill has an idea of what "Jurassic Park 4" will be like. [Collider]
» New trailer for "The Lone Ranger" [iTunes]
Welcome to the Dailies, where the MTV Movies team runs down all the film and television news, odds and ends that are fit to print! From awesome fan art to obscure casting news, this is your place to feast on all the movie leftovers you didn't know you were hungry for. »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
Dangerous Games: 'The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow'
The chair creaks as you settle onto it. The candlelight flickers. All around you the ravenous faces of your so-called friends twist in delight as you slowly open the box laid out on the table. Welcome to Dangerous Games! Each week, we'll feature a horror/thriller/monster tabletop game you should be playing. Don't be scared… roll the dice… what's the worst that could happen? The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow
You are a resident of the small hamlet of Miller's Hollow. You live a simple, workaday life in the quaint country town. Everything is peaceful in your town, you have a role to play just like everyone else, and all is as it should be. Until the werewolves attack! That's the setting for this card-based party game from 2001. Published by Asmodee games, The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow is a bluffing and deduction game about surviving through the night in the world's most dangerous small town. »
- Giaco Furino
Trailer For J.J. Abrams/Alfonso Cuaron Series 'Believe' Arrives, Ang Lee Bails On 'Tyrant' Pilot
As far as two people to create a TV series together, it'd be hard to do much better than J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron. The former is, obviously, the man behind hits like "Alias," "Lost" and "Revolution," while the latter is the acclaimed filmmaker behind "Children Of Men," who'll make his long-awaited return this October with "Gravity." The delayed post-production on the latter gave Cuaron the time to cook up "Believe" with Abrams, and direct a pilot, NBC picked up the show, and now a trailer has arrived, via /Film. The show seems to be a sort of blend of "The Fugitive," "Paper Moon" and Abrams' vaguely sci-fi conspiracy millieu (the show looks a lot like "Fringe" at this point -- good news for us, probably not good news when it comes to the ratings.) It follows an ex-con (Jake McLaughlin of "Warrior" and "Safe House,") who has to protect »
- Jason McDonald
Steven Spielberg Producing Halo TV Series
In the midst of the pomp and ceremony heralding the launch of the new Xbox One gaming console, Microsoft today dropped one nugget that will be of particular interest to fans of both TV and Steven Spielberg: the company announced that the director will produce a new series based on the Halo games for Xbox Live.Few actual details for the series were announced beyond Spielberg’s presence and the collaboration with games makers 343 Industries. But however it comes to life, it’ll likely focus on the central character Master Chief and his battles against the evil Covenant.Of course, this is hardly the first time someone has tried to turn the game into another format – there is already the live-action web series Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, which saw cadets from Unsc's Corbulo Academy of Military Science, dealing with various crises (see the first chunk below).And the »
Cannes Review: Killer Dance Moves and Crime In Simple, Formulaic 'Grigris'
France-based Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's last feature, the Cannes-winning "A Screaming Man," involved father-son tensions against the backdrop of civil war. By comparison, his followup "Grigris" is something of a letdown, though it works well enough on the scale of a basic character study. The movie has a lot less on its mind and makes no drastic attempts to overreach. A straightforward tale of overcoming personal and professional challenges with no fancy dressing, "Grigris" goes down easy but offers nothing remotely fresh. The title refers to the nickname of its slick protagonist, a young man named Souleymane (Souleymane Deme) whose killer dance moves make him a popular club presence in the small town in which he resides. Grigris' flexible physicality is especially impressive because of a bad leg that gives him a distinctive gait. Yet the disability isn't exactly a hindrance for Grigris, a seemingly well-liked presence who works for his ailing father. »
- Eric Kohn
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