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Christopher Nolan Says His Filmmaking Process a ‘Combination of Intuition and Geometry’

9 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Christopher Nolan described his filmmaking process as “some combination of intuition and geometry” in one of the Tribeca Talks series of public conversations at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

“I don’t write a story outline,” he told a packed house of festivalgoers during the discussion with fellow director Bennett Miller (“Foxcatcher,” “Moneyball”). “Usually my answer right off the bat is that I work intuitively, but I draw a lot of diagrams when I work. I do a lot of thinking about etchings by Escher, for instance. That frees me, finding a mathematical model or a scientific model. I’ll draw pictures and diagrams that illustrate the movement or the rhythm than I’m after.”

Intuition, he noted, comes to the fore in his editing process. “I’ve always edited in a huge hurry, tried to catch that lightning in a bottle, just so the energy is there,” he said. “I »

- Gordon Cox

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Dark Star: H.R. Giger’S World Documentary Opening May 15; In St. Louis June 5

19 April 2015 11:05 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After a successful film festival run, the definitive documentary Dark Star: H.R. Giger’S World opens in theaters across the U.S. and Canada starting on May 15th, released by Icarus Films and KimStim.

Surrealist artist H. R. Giger (1940-2014) terrified audiences with his Oscar-winning monsters in Ridley Scott’s Alien. Sci-fi, horror, music, album covers, tattoos and fetish art have been influenced by his dark, intricate paintings and sculptures depicting birth, death and sex.

Both a mesmerizing introduction to Hansruedi Giger’s oeuvre and a must-see for Giger devotees, Belinda Sallin’s definitive documentary Dark Star: H. R. Giger’S World shares the intimate last years of the artist’s life and reveals how deeply he resided within his own artistic visions.

The film will play in St. Louis from June 5 – June 10 as part of the Webster University Film Series.

Click here for a complete list of upcoming engagements. »

- Michelle McCue

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Dead & Buried

17 April 2015 5:08 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

1981 was an amazing year for horror. An American Werewolf in London. The Beyond. The Evil Dead. The Funhouse. The Howling. The list goes on and on. However, one that always seems to fall through the cracks of time and memory is Dead & Buried.

Released in May 1981, Dead & Buried did not set any box office records. This is due to the fact that it is very hard to categorize. Is it a slasher ala Friday the 13th Part 2? No, but there are some gruesome and realistic deaths courtesy of late effects whiz Stan Winston. Is it a monster movie like The Howling? Not exactly, but the movie involves transformations (of a sort). Is there a mystery to solve? Definitely, and this is what drives the story forward and through the disparate elements at play.

60’s and 70’s TV survivor James Farentino stars as Dan Gillis, Sheriff of the seaside town of Potter’s Bluff. »

- Scott Drebit

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Ryan Gosling Sets Sights on Blade Runner Sequel

16 April 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it was confirmed in February that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard in Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel, you may have immediately started wondering who would join him in the new neo-noir, as Deckard's sure to run into memorable characters of both the human and replicant varieties. Though we don't know who he'd play, it's been revealed that Ryan Gosling is in talks to star alongside Ford in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel that's slated to start shooting next summer:

Press Release (via The Hollywood News) -- "Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2015 – Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and executive produced by Ridley Scott.

Harrison Ford will co-star as Rick Deckard, the role he portrayed in the original directed by Scott.

Principal photography is set to start in summer of »

- Derek Anderson

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Ryan Gosling Has Joined The Cast Of ‘Blade Runner 2′

16 April 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

So here’s some surprising news. Ryan Gosling has reportedly joined Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2. According to reports the casting is a done deal with Gosling having already signed on the dotted line for the part in the film, which is being directed by Denis Villeneuve (the rather brilliant Prisoners).

As to whom Gosling will play remains a mystery as this isn’t confirmed in the press release, which we’ve posted below.

Shooting kicks off next year with Ridley Scott, the director of the original, opting to produce this time around.

Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2015 – Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and executive produced by Ridley Scott.

Harrison Ford will co-star as Rick Deckard, the role he portrayed in the original directed by Scott.

Principal photography is set to start in summer of »

- Paul Heath

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ABC’s Old ‘Alien’ Ad Is Laughably Strange

16 April 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

“When you’ve got nothing to lose, there’s nothing you won’t try.” When it comes to Alien, what the hell does that even mean? At no point during Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/horror masterpiece would I even once thing that was an appropriate tagline! However, back when ABC aired the movie on TV, the first time it appeared […] »

- JonathanBarkan

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Watch: 7-Minute Video Explores Ridley Scott's Awe-Inspiring And Awkward Filmography

13 April 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ridley Scott is well known as a prolific and versatile director with a deft visual modus operandi. His filmography, full of unforgettable classics, solid efforts and utterly forgettable mediocrities, amounts to a mixed bag over the last four decades. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a video tribute to Scott’s vast body of work is equally awe-inspiring and awkward. Vimeo user Martin Kessler switches from Hildegard of Bingen’s groovy 12th Century church tunes to Public Enemy’s “Can’t Truss It" while quickly editing tons of quality footage from Scott’s oeuvre. Of course there are a butt load of images from “Blade Runner” and “Alien," and the tribute begins with the famous Rutger Hauer speech from the former. What’s refreshing to see is that Kessler also gives some love to underrated Scott flicks like “Matchstick Men” and “Body of Lies." We also get »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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Exclusive: Thn Talks to Grace Phipps for ‘Dark Summer’

13 April 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We love a good horror here at Thn and were rather impressed with new release Dark Summer. The film stars It Follows actor Keir Gilchrist as Daniel, a teenage boy whose obsession with female classmate Mona. His obsession with her leads to some very dark places, including Mona’s death and being placed under house arrest for the summer. It is then that he realises that he is not alone, someone or something is haunting him, and he has no place to run.

Playing Mona is up-and-coming young actress Grace Phipps. Phipps started her career in the David Tennant starring Fright Night before going onto a regular role in American television show The Nine Lives of Chloe King. This was followed with a recurring stint on the phenomenally successful The Vampire Diaries. Then she landed a role in the newest Disney craze Teen Beach Movie. In-between Teen Beach and it’s sequel, »

- Kat Smith

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Former Bond Villain Yaphet Kotto Says 007 Shouldn’t Be Black

9 April 2015 8:32 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Yaphet Kotto, who once played the villain in a Bond film but who is probably best known for his role in Alien, is against the idea of Idris Elba being the next James Bond. He says “Political correctness be damned!” and that a black actor “cannot be 007.” Read on to hear why he thinks Bond should remain as is.

There have been a lot of rumors lately about Luther star Idris Elba (Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim) stepping into the role of James Bond in future films, despite the fact that Elba himself maintains that he has not spoken to anyone involved with the franchise about taking over the part. He blames current Bond Daniel Craig for starting the rumor, saying, "Daniel Craig actually set the rumor off. About four years ago he said Idris Elba would be a great Bond and then it started to creep. I blame Daniel.”

Whether »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Round-Up: Five Nights at Freddy’s Film Adaptation In the Works, Contamination (1980) Blu-ray / DVD

8 April 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

You might have seen your birthday party reflected in their gleaming surfaces once upon a time. As they sang, their glazed eyes may have caught your own lively ones, and perhaps you noticed a little life in the pupils of the animatronic animal on stage. In the Five Nights at Freddy's video game, those robotic performers walk and kill at night, and Warner Bros. has taken notice of this creepy premise, as they have acquired the adaptation rights to the popular survival horror game. In our latest round-up, we also take a look at the release information for Arrow Video's Blu-ray / DVD of 1980's Contamination.

Five Nights at Freddy's: The Hollywood Reporter reveals that a Five Nights at Freddy's feature film adaptation is in development at Warner Bros.

Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and KatzSmith Productions' Seth Grahame-Smith (author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and David Katzenberg will produce the movie. »

- Derek Anderson

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Movie Review – Blade Runner: The Final Cut

2 April 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Blade Runner: The Final Cut.

Directed By Ridley Scott.

Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer and M. Emmet Walsh.

Synopsis:

Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is the titular Blade Runner, tasked to track down human-looking, A.I. “Replicants”

Blade Runner bombed in 1982. It has since become a cult, and now firmly established, classic of science-fiction film-making. Directed by Ridley Scott, only three years after Alien, Blade Runner created a world that had never been seen before. In fact, a dystopia that seems to eerily resonate in 2015, as video-billboards and voice-activated technology has only become more common. At the cinema, this is a sight to behold. The vast angular Tyrell Corporation and never-ending urban city-scape that opens the film is the world we see, while the bustling crowds and multi-cultural street food stalls dominate the smoky atmosphere on the ground. This is Los Angeles. 2019.

No description is needed for Blade Runner. »

- Simon Columb

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Alicia Vikander to be "voice" of Ingrid Bergman

30 March 2015 4:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A Royal Affair, Ex Machina star to voice documentary set for Cannes Film Festival.

Fast rising Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is to be the “voice” of legendary star Ingrid Bergman in Stig Björkman’s documentary Ingrid Bergman - In her Own Words. 

Speaking to ScreenDaily, Björkman described Vikander as “the Bergman of today”.

The film, sold by TrustNordisk, receives its world premiere at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in mid-May prior to its Swedish release on August 28 - the day before the centenary of Ingrid Bergman’s birth. Cannes will also commemorate the centenary by featuring the late Casablanca star on its poster.

Vikander (A Royal Affair, Testament Of Youth) was apparently eager to join the film.

Björkman has unearthed unique personal records of Bergman - including home movies, films of her as a child, diary entries and many letters.

“I’ve met Alicia a couple of times over the years and I like her very much »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Indie Spotlight: The Dark Below, Pilgrimage, Hell Town

29 March 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes casting news for Pilgrimage, details on the 15th Annual Shriekfest Call for Entries, release details for 3 Easy Steps to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, new posters from The Events Surrounding a Peeping Tom & the Horror That Followed, and much more:

Exclusive Stills from The Dark Below: An update to our coverage from earlier this week, we now have new exclusive stills from The Dark Below. You can the view new stills and release details below, along with the recently released stills:

"Dead Wait Productions announce the completion of principle photography for their new genre film the Dark Below. Award winning genre director Douglas Schulze (Mimesis, Dark Fields) and Executive Producer Seth Willenson bring us a survival thriller that explores the fear of entrapment beneath a frozen lake.

The film »

- Tamika Jones

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Round-Up: Burnt Offerings Excerpt, Stanley Film Festival Now Casting Volunteers, The Dark Below

24 March 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It influenced Stephen King's seminal horror novel, The Shining, and was the basis for a 1976 film starring Karen Black and Oliver Reed. Valancourt Books is now paying tribute to one of the most notable haunted house stories ever put to paper with their new edition of Robert Marasco's Burnt Offerings, featuring an introduction by Stephen Graham Jones. If you haven't picked up a copy yet, we have an excerpt from the 1973 horror novel in our latest round-up, along with details on how you can be a volunteer at this year's Stanley Film Festival and a look at images from the Great Lakes-set horror film, The Dark Below, which recently wrapped principal photography.

Burnt Offerings: "Ben and Marian Rolfe are desperate to escape a stifling summer in their cramped and noisy Queens apartment, so when they get the chance to rent a mansion in upstate New York for »

- Derek Anderson

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Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Forced to Change Story Because of ‘Prometheus 2’

24 March 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  Despite a 30% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Chappie director Neill Blomkamp still would have you believe that he is the right man to have behind the wheel of the Alien franchise.    But there’s one part of the film series that he’ll have to steer clear of: Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2.   "I changed the one thing [Scott] felt was bumping Prometheus a little bit," Blomkamp revealed to Empire in a recent interview. “One thing that makes me feel good about it,” the filmmaker continued, “is that Ridley is producing it. He likes the idea of what I want to make.”   The filmmaker also told the UK publication that he has a title for his new film, and it’s not Alien 5.   "I sent...

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Neill Blomkamp Tweaked His ‘Alien’ Concept to Get Out of Ridley Scott’s Way

23 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Neill Blomkamp revealed his ideas for a new Alien movie, and soon after his deal to make them a reality, during the promotional runup to his latest film, Chappie. Now that Chappie has been out for a couple weeks, all the focus is likely to go to Alien in the months going forward. And in a […]

The post Neill Blomkamp Tweaked His ‘Alien’ Concept to Get Out of Ridley Scott’s Way appeared first on /Film. »

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Neill Blomkamp Assures That His Alien Sequel Isn’t Designed To “Tread On The Toes” Of Prometheus 2

23 March 2015 10:46 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Speculation is and will continue to swirl around Neill Blomkamp’s as-yet-untitled Alien sequel until either 20th Century Fox or the director himself divulges more information as to what we can expect. And while we’re still a long way out from a release date or even an official synopsis, the filmmaker has shared some intriguing tidbits about his approach to the sci-fi franchise and, crucially, how his installment won’t “tread on the toes” of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2.

Speaking to Empire, here’s what the South African director had to say about the film existing in the same space as Scott’s sequel and how the two filmmakers have been collaborating on Blomkamp’s vision.

“I changed the one thing [Scott] felt was bumping Prometheus a little bit,” reveals Blomkamp. “One thing that makes me feel good about it is that Ridley is producing it. He likes the »

- Michael Briers

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Neill Blomkamp to exec produce sci-fi project The Leviathan

23 March 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neill Blomkamp has joined sci-fi project The Leviathan as an executive producer.

Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson's three-and-a-half-minute concept video has already notched up 1.2 million views on Vimeo and hundreds of thousands of plays on YouTube.

Set in the early 22nd century, the film centres around slaves used to harvest the produce that mankind develops across the many worlds it has colonised.

The colonisation has been made possible since travel has become faster than the speed of light.

X Men writer and producer Simon Kinberg has also signed up for The Leviathan, according to Deadline.

Blomkamp is also developing another Alien movie starring Sigourney Weaver.

Watch Neill Blomkamp and Sigourney Weaver discuss the next Alien movie with Digital Spy below: »

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'Alien 5' Won't Interrupt 'Prometheus 2' Plans

23 March 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Anyone worried Alien 5 might take Prometheus 2 off course shouldn't be. The upcoming Xenomorph thriller from Neill Blomkamp will actually help tell the story of Prometheus 2 in the long run, as the director promises not to 'step on' Ridley Scott's toes. It also helps that Scott is producing both entries in the long running sci-fi horror franchise. Neill Blomkamp recently chatted with Empire, where he discussed how welcoming Ridley Scott was to the whole project. He also revealed more about the impending title reveal, and that he has changed his Alien so that it will fall in line with what is being planned for Prometheus 2:

"I changed the one thing [Scott] felt was bumping 'Prometheus' a little bit. One thing that makes me feel good about it is that Ridley is producing it. He likes the idea of what I want to make."

Neill Blomkamp »

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Blomkamp's 'Alien 5' Had to be Changed to Satisfy 'Prometheus 2'

23 March 2015 7:42 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I'd say it's fair to call Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) a visionary filmmaker, but as far as him being a quality storyteller, that's another thing. So, it's safe to say I'm a little wary of his upcoming Alien feature, which he recently discussed with Empire (via Den of Geek) and has said a few changes had to be made because Ridley Scott felt it "was bumping Prometheus 2 a little bit." Blomkamp made the change to minimize any kind of conflict with the Prometheus sequel. He also adds there is already a title for the film that is "kinda quite bold, but it gives away too much if I say the title." I'm not entirely sure what that means considering we're going to know the title sooner or later, but it seems safe to assume it isn't Alienses. As for any kind of plot, so far all he's said »

- Brad Brevet

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