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‘Mad Max’ Gets Bollywood Treatment In Wild ‘Ranveer Ching Returns’ Trailer — Watch

18 August 2016 9:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fans of “Mad Max: Fury Road” would probably call George Miller’s film a sort of rock opera, with its stellar score and the outrageous flamethrowing guitar player. Now, add to that choreography and more original tunes and you have the Bollywood version: “Ranveer Ching Returns.”

The project is directed by Rohit Shetty, known for helming movies such as “Chennai Express” and “Dilwale,” which is currently the sixth highest grossing Bollywood film worldwide. His latest directorial venture has a spectacular trailer starring Bollywood star Ranveer Singh and actress Tamannaah Bhatia as the leading lady. The sneak peek shows a dystopian future where the world is running out of food and there is only one King who can save them… Ranveer Ching! While this is not “Mad Max: Bollywood Edition,” after watching the trailer, it’s hard not to see the resemblance.

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- Liz Calvario

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Tropfest announces move to Parramatta after rocky 12 months

14 August 2016 11:34 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

After securing a new sponsor last year the short-film festival will reside for the next three years in the four-hectare Cattle Paddocks area of Parramatta Park

The short-film festival, which began in a Darlinghurst cafe in Sydney’s east, has announced it is spreading its wings in its 25th year and moving to Parramatta.

Mad Max director and Tropfest board member George Miller and Jurassic Park actor Sam Neill attended the announcement on Monday at Parramatta Park, the festival’s new home for the next three years.

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Roger Corman: 5 Reasons He’s Optimistic About the Film World and His Legacy

12 August 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There are some figures in film history who fade away along with the era in which they produce the bulk of their work. And then there’s veteran B-movie producer and director Roger Corman, still chipper than ever at 90. As a filmmaker, Corman was responsible for a string of vibrant Edgar Allen Poe adaptations in the early sixties (most of which starred Vincent Price). He also directed William Shatner in his best pre-“Star Trek” performance as a race-baiting lunatic in 1962’s “The Intruder.” But Corman more or less stopped directing movies in 1970 (with the exception of 1990’s “Frankenstein Unbound”) and shifted focus to producing a string of low budget genre efforts — several of which introduced some of the great American filmmakers still working today, including Martin Scorsese, Frances Ford Coppola, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme, and many others.

Read More: ‘Doomed!’ Exclusive Clip: New Documentary Explores Roger Corman’s Ill-Fated »

- Eric Kohn

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Mel Gibson and Sean Penn Teaming Up for Unlikely Roles in 'The Professor and the Madman'

3 August 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Both Mel Gibson and Sean Penn broke out big in the summer of 1982. Gibson soared as a haunted loner in action thriller The Road Warrior and Penn stood out as a stoned high school student in the goofy comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Both had already shown their skills -- Gibson in Mad Max and Gallipoli, Penn in Taps -- and the roles they played in the following years showed the wide range of their dramatic talents. Thanks to the popular Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series, Gibson became known as an action star. He balanced that out with roles in intense dramas and light comedies, and eventually turned to filmmaking, winning two Academy Awards for Braveheart. His latest directorial project, the wartime drama Hacksaw Ridge, is due for release on November 4.   For his...

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- Peter Martin

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Sean Penn and Mel Gibson Team-Up for Dictionary Creator Biopic

2 August 2016 2:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After developing a passion project for nearly 20 years, Mel Gibson is finally ready to move forward, bringing another A-list star along for the ride. Sean Penn is in talks to star alongside Mel Gibson in the unique biopic Professor and the Madman. Both stars will play the two men who helped create the Oxford English Dictionary, under amazing circumstances.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Mel Gibson purchased the rights to Simon Winchester's book of the same name back in 1998, and has been developing it ever since. For many years, he had planned to direct the biopic himself, but this new report reveals that he has handed the directorial reins over to Farhad Safinia, who co-wrote Apocalypto with Mel Gibson. Farhad Safinia wrote the screenplay, with Todd Komarnicki and John Boorman writing an earlier draft.

Mel Gibson will star as Professor James Murray, who, in 1857, started compiling entries for the »

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Mel Gibson, Sean Penn Set To Star in ‘Professor and the Madman,’ About the Creation of the Oxford English Dictionary

2 August 2016 7:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mel Gibson is having a busy year in 2016, with his new action film “Blood Father” set for commercial release next month and his latest directorial effort “Hacksaw Ridge” to be in theaters by November. Now, The Hollywood Reporter announces that Gibson and actor Sean Penn will star in a new film entitled “Professor and the Madman.” Gibson acquired the film rights to Simon Winchester’s book of the same name back in 1998, and now it will soon see the light of day.

Read More: Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Emerges as Surprise Awards Contender

“Professor and the Madman” is a tale of two obsessive men trying to complete a project larger than both of them, infusing madness and genius together in the process. Gibson stars as Professor James Murray, a man who in 1857 set out to compile the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived at the time. »

- Vikram Murthi

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6 Must-Watch Movies & TV Shows on HBO Now in August 2016: ‘Brooklyn,’ ‘The Aviator,’ and More

31 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

New Original Programming:

“Meet the Donors” (8/1)

“Dios, Inc.” - Season 1 Finale (8/5)

“Hitchcock/Truffaut” (8/8)

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the La Rams” (8/10)

“El Negocio” -  Season 3 Premiere (8/12)

IndieWire Pick: “The Night Of” (Series Finale) (8/28)

HBO’s well-received limited series “The Night Of” will wrap up its eight-part whodunnit in late August. Steve Zaillian’s gritty drama, which examines a man’s fate after he wakes up charged with the murder of a relative stranger, debuted to rave reviews from critics and audiences. IndieWire’s Ben Travers writes, “By actively engaging on personal and political levels, Zaillian sucks the viewer into a nightmare scenario wholly dependent on two verdicts: first, whether or not Naz is found guilty, but also if he really did it.” Here’s hoping the series can maintain its slow burn thrills all the way to the end.

Read More: Review: ‘The Night Of’ ‘Serial’-izes ‘Law & Order, »

- Kate Halliwell

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6 Must-Watch Movies & TV Shows on HBO Now in August 2016: ‘Brooklyn,’ ‘The Aviator,’ and More

31 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

New Original Programming:

“Meet the Donors” (8/1)

“Dios, Inc.” - Season 1 Finale (8/5)

“Hitchcock/Truffaut” (8/8)

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the La Rams” (8/10)

“El Negocio” -  Season 3 Premiere (8/12)

IndieWire Pick: “The Night Of” (Series Finale) (8/28)

HBO’s well-received limited series “The Night Of” will wrap up its eight-part whodunnit in late August. Steve Zaillian’s gritty drama, which examines a man’s fate after he wakes up charged with the murder of a relative stranger, debuted to rave reviews from critics and audiences. IndieWire’s Ben Travers writes, “By actively engaging on personal and political levels, Zaillian sucks the viewer into a nightmare scenario wholly dependent on two verdicts: first, whether or not Naz is found guilty, but also if he really did it.” Here’s hoping the series can maintain its slow burn thrills all the way to the end.

Read More: Review: ‘The Night Of’ ‘Serial’-izes ‘Law & Order, »

- Kate Halliwell

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Luc Besson found guilty of plagiarising John Carpenter's 'Escape from New York'

29 July 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Luc Besson and his EuropaCorp production company are out $500,000 (or 450,000 euros) following a ruling in a French appeals court Friday that the writer/director had plagiarized John Carpenter's Escape from New York with his 2012 sci-fi actioner Lockout, Deadline reports.  The judgment, which found that Lockout "massively borrowed key elements" from Carpenter's 1981 cult classic, came down after Besson appealed an initial court ruling that ordered he and the film's co-writers and directors Stephen St. Leger and James Mather to pay Carpenter, screenwriter Nick Castle and Escape from New York rights-holder StudioCanal a measly $95,000 (or 85,000 euros). Whoops! Carpenter sought $3.3 million in his original suit, alleging Besson (who wrote Lockout's story and co-wrote the film's script in addition to producing the film) copied his 1981 hit and its 1996 sequel Escape from L.A. with its plot about a wrongly-convicted former CIA agent (Guy Pearce) who is offered his freedom if he can successfully rescue the U. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Trailer: Mel Gibson’s WWII Drama Stars Andrew Garfield As A Conscientious Objector On The Front Lines

28 July 2016 7:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s been ten years since Mel Gibson directed his last feature, the epic film “Apocalypto,” but now Gibson returns behind the camera with a WWII drama about the first conscientious objector to ever win the Medal of Honor. The film follows Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield), a Seventh Day Adventist whose religious beliefs prevented him from picking up a weapon. He goes through training, taking the brunt of abuse from his fellow soldiers who believes he’s a coward, but eventually lands on the front lines without a weapon in hand. Doss ended up saving 75 of his comrades during the Battle of Okinawa and was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor by President Truman for his bravery. The film also stars Vince Vaughn (“Swingers”), Sam Worthington (“Avatar”), Luke Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”), Hugo Weaving (“The Lord of the Rings”), Ryan Corr (“Where The Wild Things Ar”), and more. »

- Vikram Murthi

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'Van Helsing' screenwriter: Mad Max was our inspiration for the character's new iteration

18 July 2016 3:54 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Not much is yet known about Universal’s Marvel Cinematic Universe-style Monster reboots, which have been racking up quite the cadre of A-list stars over the last several months. While shooting on The Mummy starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella is already complete and two of the other installments -- The Wolf Man and another untitled monster project -- have been given release dates, there are a total of six other films in the series that remain in some phase of development.  One of those developing projects is Van Helsing, which is being scripted by Eric Heisserer and Jon Spaihts and will serve as a big-screen vehicle for the eponymous monster-hunter who has been portrayed in various incarnations by Peter Cushing (Hammer’s Dracula series), Laurence Olivier (1979’s Dracula), Anthony Hopkins (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), Christopher Plummer (Dracula 2000) and Hugh Jackman, who embodied the character in Stephen Sommers' »

- Chris Eggertsen

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McTiernan Slams "Mad Max," Superhero Films

12 July 2016 9:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In the late 1980s to early 1990s, filmmaker John McTiernan unleashed a trio of films in a row that are still considered formative films of the Hollywood action genre - primal but smart blockbusters which changed how those kind of movies were made.

Those films were "Predator," "Die Hard" and "The Hunt For Red October". McTiernan has had a few success stories since then, most notably "Die Hard with a Vengeance" and his "The Thomas Crown Affair" remake, but otherwise has yet to be able to recapture that elusive spark - making headlines more for legal woes than anything in recent years.

Even so, McTiernan remains an Academy member with strong opinions and has unleashed those opinions in a new interview with Premiere (via The Playlist) where he offers both the superhero genre and George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" some harsh words. Though he says he likes the first "Mad Max, »

- Garth Franklin

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Amazon Prime Day Deals: 18 Great Films And Television Shows To Buy Right Now

12 July 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon Prime Day is here, and with it, a bevy of deals for your entertainment-loving heart. In order to plow through the massive list of deals being offered to Amazon Prime members — it is called Amazon Prime Day for a reason — we’ve narrowed down some of the many offerings for 18 tried and tested IndieWire favorites, spanning both film and television, available with some very special streaming deals today only. Take a look, and start saving now.

Edge of Tomorrow” ($0.99, 80% off)

In a summer full of lousy Hollywood fare, go back to 2014 and re-experience Doug Liman’s brilliant sci-fi romp. Written by master screenwriter Chris McQuarrie, “Edge of Tomorrow” pushes Tom Cruise to rock bottom and kills him off in the first 10 minutes. And then does it again, and again and a few dozen more times. Consider it a video game movie that doesn’t need video game source material to make it work, »

- Russell Goldman and Sarah Colvin

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Mel Gibson Shows No Mercy in ‘Blood Father’ Trailer

7 July 2016 12:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If you’re looking to mess with anyone close to Mel Gibson’s character in his new film “Blood Father,” you’re going to have to deal with him first.

Directed by Jean-François Richet, the film stars Gibson as John Link, an ex-convict tattoo artist who’s estranged daughter suddenly reenters his life — but not for breezy reasons.

His daughter, played by Erin Moriarty, hasn’t seen her father in years, but suddenly stumbles back in to his life when a drug cartel — helmed by Diego Luna — is hunting her down for murder.

Set in an almost post-apocalyptic desert setting, reminiscent of Gibson’s 1979 action-thriller “Mad Max,” Gibson will fight to the death to protect his daughter. The film also stars William H. Macy, Michael Parks and is penned by Peter Craig.

Coming five years after his attempt to redirect his acting career with Jodie Foster’s “The Beaver,” and after several public blunders, »

- Maria Cavassuto

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‘Blood Father’ New Trailer & Poster: Mel Gibson Will Do Anything To Save His Estranged Daughter

7 July 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Blood Father” follows John Link (Mel Gibson), an ex-convict and recovering alcoholic who runs a tattoo parlor out of his dusty trailer on the outskirts of Los Angeles. When his estranged daughter (Erin Moriarty) shows up out of the blue on the lam after a drug deal gone bad, Link is forced to protect her when a roving drug cartel comes after her with everything they’ve got. The film also features William H. Macy (“Fargo”), Elisabeth Röhm (“Angel”), Diego Luna (“Y tu mamá también”), Thomas Mann (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”), Dale Dickey (“Winter;s Bone”), and more. Watch the new trailer for the film below and check out a new poster as well.

Read More: Cannes Review: Mel Gibson is Officially a B-Movie Star With ‘Blood Father

Mel Gibson is best known for his roles as renegade cop Martin Riggs in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise and »

- Vikram Murthi

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Iconic Movie & TV Cars Get ‘Mad Max’ Makeovers in Scott Park’s Adorably Deadly Illustrations

6 July 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

There’s a lot to love about George Miller’s Best Picture nominated action adventure Mad Max: Fury Road. Every facet of the film is impressive, but undoubtedly one of the coolest elements of the film are the post-apocalyptic vehicles that all the characters right around in. There are classic hot rods turned into fast-moving tanks, semi-trucks […]

The post Iconic Movie & TV Cars Get ‘Mad Max’ Makeovers in Scott Park’s Adorably Deadly Illustrations appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Mad Max: Fury Road Black and White Version Is Finally Getting Released

5 July 2016 3:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Leading up to the release of Mad Max: Fury Road last May, director George Miller revealed that he planned on including his black & white cut on the Blu-ray and DVD, but that never happened. As it turns out, this version is apparently included in an upcoming Blu-ray set dubbed the High Octane Collection, which includes all four Mad Max movies along with a "Black and Chrome" version of Mad Max: Fury Road. However, it seems this may not be available everywhere when it's released this fall.

Empire noticed a pre-order link for this High Octane Collection on Amazon Germany, which will be released on September 29 in that country. In the product description for this six-disc collection it's revealed that the "Black and Chrome" edition will be "the surreal black-and-white film version of Fury Road." The runtime for this edition will be 120 minutes the same as the theatrical cut. Here's what »

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ ‘Black & Chrome’ Cut Gets German Release

5 July 2016 1:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Over a year after it hit theaters, “Mad Max: Fury Road” has kept its grip on the hearts and minds of moviegoers everywhere. It grabbed a half-dozen Oscars, a Best Picture nomination, $378 million at the worldwide box office, and countless “Witness Me!” and “Mediocre!” internet memes. Now the long-awaited “Black-and-Chrome” director’s cut that director George Miller has been promising for months will finally arrive on Blu-ray. Film blog Refocused Media discovered a page on Amazon Germany for a soon-to-be released box set called “Mad Max: The High Octane Collection.” The six-disc set contains all four “Mad Max” films, »

- Jeremy Fuster

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15 Great Ways Filmmakers Found Their Independence In The Last 20 Years

4 July 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Subverting the Unexpected

At the end of the 20th century, Bobcat Goldthwait’s legacy read like a cheap joke: He was a screaming comedian from the eighties best known as Zed in the “Police Academy” franchise who once tried at his hand at directing a movie (“Shakes the Clown”). Those achievements barely skimmed the surface of Goldthwait’s ability, as the ensuing years made clear, when Goldthwait completely transformed his career into one of the most provocative American filmmakers working today. With the microbudget “Sleeping Dogs Lie” (aka “Stay”), Goldthwait showed his potential to funnel taboo subject matters into oddly touching, relatable human dramas, a proclivity he kicked up to a whole new level with the subversive black comedy “World’s Greatest Dad,” which features Robin Williams in one of his all-time great roles.

Goldthwait has kept innovating, with each new movie offering a fresh perspective on the naive assumptions »

- Indiewire Staff

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Mad Max: Fury Road Gets Black And White Cut Via High Octane Collection

30 June 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

George Miller teased it, the fans quickly demanded it and now, thanks to the High Octane Collection, Mad Max: Fury Road will finally get its long-rumored Blu-ray cut.

That’s according to a listing by Amazon Germany – as relayed by Empire – confirming that said bundle will include Fury Road Black and Chrome, a “surreal black-and-white version of Fury Road” that clocks in at the same length (120 minutes) as its theatrical brethren.

Comprising all four mainline Mad Max movies with hours upon hours of bonus material to boot, the High Octane Collection looks set to be the definitive version of George Miller’s post-apocalyptic franchise, and fans will be able to enjoy Max’s defining journey as the Road Warrior all the way Beyond Thunderdome across a total of six Blu-ray discs.

First released in 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road scooped a handful of Oscar for its eye-popping cinematography and stuntwork. It »

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