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Director John Hillcoat Interview The Road

21 November 2009 9:02 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Australian director John Hillcoat creates a bleak universe on film and brings it to life with an incredible cast in his latest film, The Road, an epic post-apocalyptic tale about the survival of a father and his young son as they journey across a barren America destroyed by a mysterious cataclysm. Based on the best-selling Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy, The Road stars Academy Award-nominee Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce and young newcomer Kodi Smit-McPhee.

While The Road is a tough movie to watch, it’s an incredible story and something worth your time.  We recently had the pleasure to speak with John Hillcoat and our interview is after the jump.  He talks about making the film, casting, film stock, why did he shoot in Pennsylvania, working with Viggo, and a lot more.  It’s a great interview so take a look:

Q: How did you find Kodi? »

- Sheila Roberts

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Will Smith and Spielberg Remake of Oldboy Gets the Axe

10 November 2009 5:04 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Seriously, can you think of anything thing that sounds worse than Steven Spielberg (one of the most iconic-yet-conventional directors in history) crafting a movie based loosely on the edgy, stomach-churning Korean horror movie Oldboy? Oh yeah ... how about remaking it with Will Smith (one of the most-iconic-yet-conventional actors in recent years) as the star?

The 2003 Chan-wook Park-directed Oldboy won the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and became something of an instant cult classic among connoisseurs of exotic horror and Asian cinema. The story involves a man imprisoned in a room for 15 years under mysterious circumstances. When he finally emerges, he sets about trying to find the identity of his captor.

For some reason, Smith and Spielberg decided it would be a great idea to remake the movie for American audiences, with Smith as the star. Admittedly, they planned to base their version on the original manga rather »

- Rich Z Zwelling

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AFI's 100 Years ...100 Movie Quotes

4 November 2009 4:45 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Extra" brings you AFI's 100 Best Movie Quotes of all time! From "The Wizard of Oz" to "Taxi Driver," see if your favorites made the list!

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie QuotesGone with the Wind (1939)

“Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.” —Said by Clark Gable as Rhett Butler to Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara.

The Godfather (1972)

“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” —Marlon Brando as Don Corleone.

On the Waterfront (1954)

“You don’t understand! »

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Columbia Pictures Greenlights Ghosts In The Slammer Pic SuperMax

29 September 2009 4:34 PM, PDT | SciFiCool.com | See recent SciFiCool.com news »

Here’s the pitch. An elite prison guard gets assigned to the maximum security wing of a prison that incarcerates inmates of a supernatural nature. After a riot, the guard must buddy up with the baddest, most monstrous inmate in the wing. The film is called “SuperMax”, not to be confused with Super Max, where DC Comics Green Arrow must escape from a prison of superdudes. Mitch Rouse and Christopher Nelson wrote the script and I have to admit, it’s a fine idea who’s time has come. Plenty of room for wack tonnes of awesome. Fangoria has an interview with the fellas. Let’s listen in. Influenced by ’70s classics like The French Connection, Marathon Man, Alien and a whole lot of John Carpenter, the two writers are clear that they want Supermax to be, above all, fun. “Dark, rich, cavernous, heartbreaking and relentless,” Nelson elaborates, and Rouse adds, »

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Chris Nelson and Mitch Rouse talk Supermax

11 September 2009 6:44 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Special FX artist/actor Christopher Allen Nelson (pictured), whose onscreen credits include Kill Bill and the title role in The Tripper, and his writing partner Mitch Rouse have sold their original screenplay Supermax to Sony Pictures. The horror/action project is about a maximum security prison for the supernatural, and a skilled prison guard who, trapped during a riot, must team up with one of its monstrous inmates to survive. Fango got a chance to chat up the two writers and find out what’s in store for us when Supermax eventually hits screens.

“First off, this has nothing to do with the Green Arrow project!” says Nelson, who felt that needed clearing up, since the prison setting and title echo the stuck-in-development superhero movie Super Max. “That said, we wanted to write a movie with everything we like about the genre in it. Something we would want to see. »

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She Shot Hollywood

13 July 2009 8:45 AM, PDT | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

Mary Ellen Mark has documented some of cinema's most haunted, precocious and celebrated film sets in her 40 years as a stills photographer, including the fraught all-star environments of Apocalypse Now, Marathon Man (with Dustin Hoffman, pictured) and On Golden Pond. Her new book,Seen Behind the Scene recollects the stories behind the shots, a sampling of which are now available over at Vanity Fair. Go for the Fellini, stay for the three-way, mildly Nsfw (or hardly anywhere else, really) Jack Nicholson/Candice Bergen/Art Garfunkel kiss from their Carnal Knowledge days. The Harry Potter kids will be imitating them before you know it. [Vf.com] »

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Sam Mendes--The Hollywood Interview

14 June 2009 9:44 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Director Sam Mendes.

Sam Mendes Hits The Road With Away We Go

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Alex Simon

Sam Mendes is one of the rare hyphenates who remains active directing on the stage and in film, in a time when the two worlds have become largely segregated from one another. Having been lauded with virtually every prestigious award for stage and screen by time he was in his mid-30s, Sam Medes was a wunderkind almost from the start.

Born August 1, 1965 in Reading, Berkshire, England to a university lecturer father and a mother who authored children’s books, Mendes’ parents divorced when he was five. Upon reaching Cambridge University, he quickly fell in love with theater and film, joining the Chichester Festival Theater after graduation in 1987. Soon, he was directing Dame Judi Dench in Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, winning the Critics Circle Award for Best Newcomer. Following work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Drawing on Imagination: 'UFO - The Movie' Concept Art

9 June 2009 9:30 PM, PDT | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

In late May it was announced that The Robert Evans Co. has a first-look deal at Paramount with respect to the classic Gerry Anderson series UFO (1970). Evans' reputation certainly proceeds him; he brought the classics Chinatown and Marathon Man to the big screen. And while he might seem like an unorthodox choice to resurrect Anderson's first live-action television series into a feature film, he apparently seems to grasp its significance both to fans, and to the UK's ITV Global, the current property holder and Evans' partner in the project. "We know the importance of the UFO series brand to ITV Global, and we will work closely with them to build this into a franchise," Evans said.

Here at CinemaSpy we began to wonder what such a big screen version of UFO would look like. How much of it will adhere to the designs of the original and simply update them? »

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Gerry Anderson's 'UFO' Headed for Big Screen

24 May 2009 9:25 PM, PDT | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

It seems that the "aliens are upon us" theme is back in fashion in Hollywood these days. We just had the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, ABC is about to bring V back to television, and now, word comes from Variety that UK television producer Gerry Anderson's cult sci-fi series UFO is set to get a feature film re-imagining.

The Robert Evans Co. has a first-look deal at Paramount, which will be first stop for the project. "We know the importance of the UFO series brand to ITV Global, and we will work closely with them to build this into a franchise," Evans said.

Evans is the man who brought the classics Chinatown and Marathon Man to the big screen. He is producing with Avi Haas and Henri M. Kessler. Ryan Gaudet and Joseph Kanarek are penning a script.

The movie will be set in the »

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"UFO" The Movie

21 May 2009 7:58 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The 1970s British sci-fi series "UFO" is being turned into a big-screen adventure!

Legendary producer Robert Evans ("Chinatown," "Marathon Man") unveiled his plans to adapt the show created by Gerry Anderson ("Thunderbirds").

The original series was set in 1980 and told the story of an undercover military organization which kidnapped and killed humans.

The big screen version will be set in 2020. No word yet on the script, director, cast, and production.

For now, take a look at the opening scene of the TV series "UFO."

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- Manny

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Evans Takes UFO To The Big Screen

21 May 2009 12:00 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Movie legend Robert Evans has unveiled plans to turn 1970s British sci-fi series UFO into a new film.

The Chinatown and Marathon Man producer has bought the rights to the live action show, which was created by Gerry Anderson - the man behind Thunderbirds.The original series was set in the year 1980 and followed a covert military organisation that tracked aliens that kidnapped and killed humans.

According to Daily Variety, Evans has commissioned a script for the movie version, which will be set in 2020. »

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[DVD Review] The Boys From Brazil

31 March 2009 4:37 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

By nearly any standard of measurement, The Boys from Brazil is a massive disappointment. The plot, which involves the hunt for Josef Mengele (Gregory Peck), the famed ‘Angel of Death’ who performed absolutely horrific human experiments during his tenure at Auschwitz, could have veered into being a rather serious thriller with strong political overtones (in the style of Munich or Z) or into a hilariously campy masterpiece (you’ll see what I mean in a minute) along the lines of Surf Nazis Must Die. Unfortunately, the film is neither, taking instead a middle ground with no identity of its own. As a result, the film not only loses its credibility; it also becomes really boring.

Laurence Olivier (yes, that Laurence Olivier) portrays Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman who, acting on a tip from a lone hunter in Paraguay (a very young Steve Guttenberg), begins investigating a plot that is beginning to »

- Anders Nelson

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[DVD Review] The Boys From Brazil

31 March 2009 4:37 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

By nearly any standard of measurement, The Boys from Brazil is a massive disappointment. The plot, which involves the hunt for Josef Mengele (Gregory Peck), the famed ‘Angel of Death’ who performed absolutely horrific human experiments during his tenure at Auschwitz, could have veered into being a rather serious thriller with strong political overtones (in the style of Munich or Z) or into a hilariously campy masterpiece (you’ll see what I mean in a minute) along the lines of Surf Nazis Must Die. Unfortunately, the film is neither, taking instead a middle ground with no identity of its own. As a result, the film not only loses its credibility; it also becomes really boring.

Laurence Olivier (yes, that Laurence Olivier) portrays Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman who, acting on a tip from a lone hunter in Paraguay (a very young Steve Guttenberg), begins investigating a plot that is beginning to »

- Anders Nelson

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Nispel to helm clone movie 'Conception'

2 February 2009 1:12 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Friday The 13th remake director Marcus Nispel has revealed that he will direct a film about cloning. Speaking to Bloody Disgusting about the project, the German director likened it to John Schlesinger's Marathon Man. "There's a movie that I'm interested in," he said. "A great movie about cloning, it's called Immaculate Conception. A girl gets pregnant, doesn't know why. You think it goes like Rosemary's Baby but it's not a horror movie, though. "You find out that she's part (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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