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Duncan Jones Says He Won't Direct Star Trek 3

18 December 2014 11:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Moon and Warcraft director Duncan Jones recently popped up on a short list of directors that Paramount Pictures wants to direct Star Trek 3. After the news broke, Jones took to Twitter to explain that he's not going to do it because he's more interested in developing a project of his own. Here's what he had to say in a series of tweets:

"Very flattering being on short list for Star Trek, but won't be doing it. Absolutely Must make my own thing next, or I'll die of old age!""As for what that thing will be, pushing two to see which will go first. I'm equally in love with both scripts..."

It's very likely that Mute will be one  of the original projects that Jones wants to make next. He's been talking about it for years, and earlier this year he said that he'd like to make it after he's done with Warcraft, »

- Joey Paur

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James Franco’s ‘Don Quixote’ Among Palm Springs Fest World Premieres

18 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Palm Springs Film Festival announced its lineup Thursday, including the world premiere of “Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha,” starring James Franco.

The festival, which runs from Jan. 2-15, will feature 192 films from 65 countries, including seven world premieres. Along with Franco’s “Don Quixote,” world premieres include “Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson” (USA), “Some Kind of Love” (Canada), “Spirit / Will / Loss” (USA), “Walter” (USA) and “Twenty-Five Palms” (Luxembourg), a documentary directed by Fabrizio Maltese from the 25th anniversary of the Psiff in January 2014.

“This year’s lineup is particularly noteworthy not only for the overall excellence of the 190-plus films included, but for the extraordinary quality of storytelling involved,” said festival director Darryl Macdonald. “In this era of mega-blockbusters, filmmakers worldwide seem to be reacting by eschewing traditional genres and formats in favor of innovative and audacious new approaches to storytelling, »

- Kevin Noonan

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Lucifer, Eddie Redmayne win in Tallinn

1 December 2014 12:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Redmayne lauded for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Belgian director Gust van den Berghe’s Lucifer was presented with the Grand Prix – including a €10,000 grant from the City of Tallinn - at the 18th edition of the Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 14-30) at the weekend.

This is the first year that Tallinn’s International Competition was held with Black Nights now operating as a Fiapf-designated non-specialised competitive festival.

Van den Berghe’s third feature had its world premiere in Rome’s Cinema d’Oggi competition at the Rome Film Festival in October and is being handled internationally by the Paris/Mexico-based sales company Ndm.

The International Jury including Finnish actress Kati Outinen and film-makers  Andrei Proshkin (Russia) and Tomasz Wasilewski (Poland) awarded the prize for Best Cinematographer to Erik Põllumaa for his work on Estonian film-maker Martti Helde’s In The Crosswind and for Best Director to Kyrgyzstan’s Marat Sarulu for Move »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Lucifer receives Tallinn Grand Prix

1 December 2014 12:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other prizes included a Best Actor prize for Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Belgian director Gust van den Berghe’s Lucifer was presented with the Grand Prix – including a €10,000 grant from the City of Tallinn - at the 18th edition of the Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 14-30) at the weekend.

This is the first year that Tallinn’s International Competition was held with Black Nights now operating as a Fiapf-designated non-specialised competitive festival.

Van den Berghe’s third feature had its world premiere in Rome’s Cinema d’Oggi competition at the Rome Film Festival in October and is being handled internationally by the Paris/Mexico-based sales company Ndm.

The International Jury including Finnish actress Kati Outinen and film-makers  Andrei Proshkin (Russia) and Tomasz Wasilewski (Poland) awarded the prize for Best Cinematographer to Erik Põllumaa for his work on Estonian film-maker Martti Helde’s In The Crosswind and for »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Alvaro Brechner: ‘Mr. Kaplan,’ Dignity, ‘Scarecrow,’ a Phrase His Grandfather Once Used

24 November 2014 7:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mar Del Plata — Uruguayan, but Madrid-based, Alvaro Brechner, whose “Mr. Kaplan,” Uruguay’s Oscar entry, plays at the Mar del Plata Festival and then segues to Ventana Sur, is a young master of understated humor – as many of his compatriots – and man’s battle for that most basic – and Quixotic – of democratic rights, the right to dignity. In “Mr. Kaplan,” that entails a 76-year-old embarking, with his sidekick Sancho Panza-ish driver Contreras, on a Nazi hunt. The candidate for outing: An aged but still fit German who owns a bar on the beach. As Mar del Plata kicked into gear, Variety caught him Brechner in a reflective mood.

There’s a Bernardo Bertolucci film, “Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man.” “Mr. Kaplan” seems to me a deadpan comedy of a ridiculous man…

Deep down all men are somewhat ridiculous, because of the need to give a certain sense to our existence, »

- John Hopewell

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Manoel de Oliveira : ‘O Velho do Restelo,’ a Reflection About Mankind (Exclusive)

20 November 2014 11:44 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Manoel de Oliveira, the world’s oldest working film director, who turns 106 this December, had the world premiere of his most recent work, the 19-minute short film “The Old Man of Belem” in this year’s Venice Film Festival.

The film is produced by Lisbon-based production house, O Som e a Furia , in co-production with the French distributor, Epicentre Films, that has distributed Oliveira’s films in France since 2008.

Screening in the 29th Mar del Plata Festival, the film includes hallmark features of a Manoel de Oliveira film, in which four characters meet in a garden and develop a profound exploration of what it means to be human.

Enigmatic, with a haunting score composed by José Luís Borges Coelho, the short is stripped to the bare bones of filmmaking – a discussion between four characters – but its strength lies in the power of its dialogue, although its themes will strike many as esoteric. »

- Martin Dale

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Mar del Plata Fest Mixes Auteurs, New Talent, Looks to Build Industry Heft

17 November 2014 1:57 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Some things don’t change. Graced by Viggo Mortensen and Paul Schrader, the International Competition jury prexy, Argentina’s 29th Mar del Plata Festival will bow Nov. 22 with Abel Ferrara’s “Pasolini.”

Its choice as Mar del Plata’s opening night movie is pretty well a declaration of principles that Latin America’s only “A” grade festival will go on through thick and thin – and, with only 29 editions in 60 years, there’s been much of both – to forefront latest titles from and here even about heavyweight auteurs.

That is not necessary If Variety’s reviewers are to go by, 2014 in general has caught some of the great auteurs in world cinema at the top of their game. If Cannes Festival sales had any narrative this year, it was how fast its big art film winners sold – think “Leviathan,” “Winter Sleep” – compared to bigger budget U.S. indie projects.

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- John Hopewell

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Jack O'Connell to Star in Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote

16 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Jack O'Connell, who is the star of Angelina Jolie's upcoming World War II survival movie Unbroken, is set to star in Terry Gilliam's long awaited passion project, Don Quixote. I've been following this movie for years, and it's really good to see that this movie is actually moving forward and that Gilliam has found an actor to star in the film.

Even though it's not mentioned in the report on Variety, John Hurt is expected to play Miguel de Cervantes, the hero of the story. Last month in an interview with the Daily Mail, Hurt talked about O'Connell's potential casting, saying, "Jack's Derbyshire born and bred, so it will be fun to work with him." Hurt is also from Derbyshire.

Gilliam's new vision of this story is a modern and satirical twist on the classic Cervantes tale. O'Connell will play Toby, "a jaded commercials director who travels to »

- Joey Paur

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Jack O' Connell & Julia Roberts could join Money Monster with George Clooney

14 November 2014 1:37 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Jodie Foster’s upcoming Money Monster continues to take shape with the possibility of two more names being added to the project. Jack O’Connell who will star in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken next month and just last week landed the lead role in Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote is now up for a role in Fosters first directorial effort since The Beaver in 2011. The other name looking at joining is Julia Roberts who would be in familiar company with the »

- Graham McMorrow

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Jack O’Connell and Julia Roberts May Join George Clooney in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster

14 November 2014 11:48 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Jack O’Connell is having quite the year thanks to Starred Up and ’71, and he’s still got Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken on the way as well, but apparently things are only going to get bigger for the 2014 breakout star.  A little over a week ago it was announced that O’Connell scored the lead role in Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited Don Quixote and now he might snatch up another high profile project to go along with it, Jodie Foster’s Money Monster. O’Connell and Julia Roberts are both currently in negotiations to join George Clooney in the film for Tristar Pictures.  Hit the jump for more on Money Monster. Foster’s been involved in this one for a while.  In fact, she was first attached to direct over two years ago.  However, clearly the time has come for the project to finally get going and if Roberts and »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Casting Roundup: Terry Gilliam's 'Don Quixote' Finally Happening, Plus: Kevin Spacey As Nixon, and More

7 November 2014 3:45 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Hell didn’t freeze over, but it looks like Terry Gilliam is making his Don Quixote movie anyway. “Seven is my lucky number so let’s break the curse and make it!” the director quipped about his failed attempt to get The Man Who Killed Don Quixote off the ground — and then some. The unfinished film started lensing back in 1998, with a whopping $32.1 million European budget backing it, but disaster struck when lead Jean Rochefort became ill and flooding on set caused a slew of financial difficulties. But the incident did give us Lost in La Mancha starring Johnny Depp — a 2002 documentary that revealed more about the moviemaking process in many ways than anything else. It looks like Gilliam has pegged British star Jack O’Connell (Angelina...

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- Alison Nastasi

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Casting Round-Up: Terry Gilliam's 'Don Quixote' Finally Happening, Plus: Kevin Spacey as Nixon, and More

7 November 2014 3:45 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Hell didn’t freeze over, but it looks like Terry Gilliam is making his Don Quixote movie anyway. ““Seven is my lucky number so let’s break the curse and make it!” the director quipped about his failed attempt to get The Man Who Killed Don Quixote off the ground — and then some. The unfinished film started lensing back in 1998, with a whopping $32.1 million European budget backing it, but disaster struck when lead Jean Rochefort became ill and flooding on set caused a slew of financial difficulties. But the incident did give us Lost in La Mancha starring Johnny Depp — a 2002 documentary that revealed more about the moviemaking process in many ways than anything else. It looks like Gilliam has pegged British star Jack O’Connell...

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- Alison Nastasi

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Casting Net: Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn to star in 'Blackbird'

5 November 2014 5:31 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn are set to star in Blackbird. Theatrical director Benedict Andrews will make his feature directorial debut. David Harrower adapted the script from his play of the same name. The story catches up with two people who had a passionate affair 15 years prior; one has created a new life, while the other is seeking answers. The film will shoot in the U.K. next summer. [Deadline] • Naomi Watts, whose recent films include Birdman and St. Vincent, will star in the indie drama Shut In. Farren Blackburn is directing from a script by Christina Hodson. The film will »

- C. Molly Smith

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Jack O'Connell Takes the Lead in Terry Gilliam's 'Don Quixote'

5 November 2014 12:39 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jack O'Connell has signed on to star in Terry Gilliam's long-awaited Don Quixote, which will start shooting next spring for a May 2016 release. John Hurt is expected to appear as the title character, although he was not mentioned in Variety's article.

The project offers a modern-day satirical take on Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra's original novel, following a jaded commercial director named Toby (Jack O'Connell), who arrives in Spain for a shoot. There, a gypsy sneaks his student film, a "lyrical re-working" of Don Quixote set in a Spanish village, into Toby's possession. After watching the movie, Toby sets off on a quest to find the village where it was shot, getting in a series of misadventures along the way.

This is actually Terry Gilliam's seventh attempt at tackling the Don Quixote story. The director had started shooting The Man Who Killed Don Quixote in 2000, with Johnny Depp »

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Jack O'Connell to Star in Terry Gilliam's Long-Gestating 'Don Quixote'

5 November 2014 12:05 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

This winter, audiences will certainly become more familiar with the name Jack O'Connell after the film Unbroken shows off his lead performance, one that will likely be an Oscar contender when the time comes. Now the actor has already lined up his next role with a film that has been in the works for years and years. Not too long ago we heard that director Terry Gilliam was making another attempt to get his adaptation of Don Quixote off the ground after several failed attempts. And now O'Connell has been set to take the lead role in the project that will be pre-sold at American Film Market before production begins. More below! This new version of the classic Miguel de Cervantes tale brings the story into modern times with some satire too. Variety reports Jack O'Connell will play Toby, a jaded commercials director who travels to Spain for a shoot »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jack O'Connell Signs On For Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote

5 November 2014 11:46 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

If you have seen the documentary Lost in La Mancha, you should know all about Terry Gilliam's seemingly cursed passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which saw a modern day businessman transported back in time and becoming side kick to the delusional Spainish hero Don Quixote. It was a movie plagued by difficulties that forced the director to abandon shooting nearly fourteen years ago, and legal issues only presented another set of problems, including original star Johnny Depp unwilling to return. But with everything seemingly sorted out, Gilliam is embarking on his seventh attempt to bring the movie to life, bringing a couple of revisions to the project, including a name change to just Don Quixote. Variety are reporting that rising star Jack O'Connell (Starred Up, '71, and the upcoming Unbroken) will be taking the lead role of Toby, who, according to the new synopsis, is a »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Jack O’Connell Will Be Don Quixote For Terry Gilliam

5 November 2014 11:11 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At long last, it appears that Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote adaptation is finally happening. Today, Variety confirmed that rising star Jack O’Connell, whose terrific performances in Starred Up and ’71 have earned him awards buzz that should reach a fever pitch when he stars in the Angelina Jolie-directed Unbroken this December, will star as a young commercials director who gets wrapped up in a retelling of Miguel Cervantes’ classic story.

Gilliam has been trying to get this passion project off the ground for over a decade. The original iteration, titled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, was set to star Johnny Depp (in the role O’Connell now inhabits) and Jean Rochefort before it fell apart. Subsequent attempts piqued the interests of stars like Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall and Ewan McGregor but always fell through.

However, now that O’Connell is involved, the project is again alive and kicking. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Jack O’Connell Set to Lead Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote

5 November 2014 10:17 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Is it finally happening?  Is Terry Gilliam actually going to make his Don Quixote film?  He’s had big name stars like Robert Duvall and Johnny Depp attached without the project ever getting off the ground, but perhaps things will be different with rising star Jack O’Connell aboard.  It’s being reported that O’Connell will lead Gilliam’s long-gestating rendition of the Miguel de Cervantes novel, this time with a budget of $21 million.  Gregoire Melin’s Kinology is taking Don Quixote to Afm for pre-sales.  This will mark Gilliam’s seventh attempt at trying to make the film happen.  Hit the jump for more on the endeavor and O’Connell’s casting. Gilliam may have had a rough time with this one, but he isn’t deterred by it in the least.  In fact, here’s what he had to say about giving Don Quixote another go: “Seven »

- Perri Nemiroff

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O'Connell Set For Gilliam's "Don Quixote"

5 November 2014 8:20 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jack O'Connell ("Unbroken," "Starred Up") is now confirmed to have scored the lead role in Terry Gilliam's anticipated satirical film adaptation/reimagining of Miguel de Cervantes' classic novel "Don Quixote".

O’Connell plays Toby, a jaded commercials director who travels to Spain for a shoot and comes across a gypsy who gives him a copy of his student film - a lyrical re-working of the Don Quixote story set in a quaint old Spanish village.

Moved by the discovery, Toby sets off on a bizarre road trip to find the little village where the student film was shot. He soon gets caught up in a series of catastrophies.

Boasting a script by Tony Grisoni ("Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas," "Red Riding" trilogy) and budgeted at $21 million, this will mark Gilliam's seventh attempt to bring the project to the big screen.

Adrian Guerra is producing and filming aims to »

- Garth Franklin

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Jack O'Connell Set to Star in Terry Gilliam's Long-Delayed 'Don Quixote'

5 November 2014 7:31 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

If you haven't yet seen Starred Up (read my review) starring Jack O'Connell I would definitely recommend heading over to Amazon and giving it a rent. It's one of the best movies of the year featuring an actor you're going to be hearing a lot more about shortly once '71 and Angelina Jolie's Unbroken hit theaters later this year. And now he's got his eyes set on the title role in Terry Gilliam's long-delayed Don Quixote according to Variety. amz asin="B00N1Q6BG2" size="small"Described as a modern and satirical twist on the tale, "Don Quixote" stars O'Connell as Toby, a jaded commercials director who travels to Spain for a shoot and comes across a gypsy who gives a copy of his student film -- a lyrical re-working of the Don Quixote story set in a quaint old Spanish village. Moved by the discovery, Toby »

- Brad Brevet

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