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The Naked Ambition of ‘Eastern Promises’

3 April 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Creating cool fight scenes has never been easier in the current age of filmmaking. Special effects have evolved to the point where the eye can rarely discriminate between what is real and what isn’t, while choreography is much more sophisticated than it was in the past, and there’s no shortage of cash to throw at action films to get everything done just right. So with all of these advances going in modern film’s favor, why aren’t more fight scenes memorable?

Rumors swirled around the Toronto International Film Festival as Eastern Promises debuted in 2007, with word that director David Cronenberg had introduced perhaps the most perplexing fight scene into the collective consciousness of movie fans everywhere. No, I’m not referencing the opening to the film, where a graphic throat-slashing takes place, but a brutal knife fight that takes place later on. A film ostensibly about the »

- Colin Biggs

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'Fantastic Four': Miles Teller on Humor, Wolverine Crossover

14 March 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Josh Trank's Chronicle wasn't without it's humorous moments. But overall, it was a dark, gritty and somewhat realistic take on the superhero genre. From what we've seen so far, his Fantastic Four reboot sounds like it will bring more of the same. Some fans are worried that it will be too dark, like some of the DC Comics movies. Especially since it has been compared to David Cronenberg films like The Fly and Scanners. Star Miles Teller, who plays superhero team leader Mister Fantastic, doesn't wan't you to worry about that too much. The film has also been likened to the Amblin movies of the 80s, and it will have some funny moments set against its bleak backdrop. The actor says:

"You should have some laughs in there. You want to see some enjoyment and The Thing better say 'It's clobbering time'."

Many believe this will be a »

- MovieWeb

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'Fantastic Four' Cast Suit Up in 4 New Images

12 March 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox and Josh Trank have not been shy about showing us the new superhero costumes from the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Gone is the bright blue spandex adorned with a giant 4. In its place is a black tactical suit that looks like it would be worn by a member of S.W.A.T. or someone about to do some very dangerous stunts on a BMX bike. Total Film has released 4 more images from the summer adventure, giving us a better look at Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Miles Teller as Reed Richards and Kate Mara as Sue Storm.

This new Fantastic Four is said to be inspired by Marvel's Unlimited Fantastic Four comic books, the Amblin films of the 80s and David Cronenberg's 'body horror' masterpieces such as The Fly and Scanners, which should prove to be an interesting mix. The story follows four young outsiders who teleport »

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'Fantastic Four' Director Talks Thing and Human Torch

26 February 2015 8:49 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After the first trailer's release last month, it became immediately clear that the Fantastic Four reboot was going to be much different than the first two films, especially since this new version is inspired by the early works of David Cronenberg, such as Scanners and The Fly. During a new interview with Empire, director Josh Trank say he wanted to stay away from the tone of the first two Fantastic Four movies, which he thought were too "cartoonish," adding that he is steering this reboot in a darker direction, as opposed to the comic books.

"The original two films to me are very similar to a lot of recent movies that have come out, in terms of that kind of cartoonish. It's just not something that me and Simon (Kinberg) are interested in as storytellers. There's the opportunity to make something that is challenging and tragic and dramatic. The opportunity »

- MovieWeb

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'Fantastic Four' Director Talks Thing and Human Torch

26 February 2015 8:49 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After the first trailer's release last month, it became immediately clear that the Fantastic Four reboot was going to be much different than the first two films, especially since this new version is inspired by the early works of David Cronenberg, such as Scanners and The Fly. During a new interview with Empire, director Josh Trank say he wanted to stay away from the tone of the first two Fantastic Four movies, which he thought were too "cartoonish," adding that he is steering this reboot in a darker direction, as opposed to the comic books.

"The original two films to me are very similar to a lot of recent movies that have come out, in terms of that kind of cartoonish. It's just not something that me and Simon (Kinberg) are interested in as storytellers. There's the opportunity to make something that is challenging and tragic and dramatic. The opportunity »

- MovieWeb

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The Imaginary Documentaries of Montreal Filmmakers Frank Vitale, Allan Moyle, and Stephen Lack

20 February 2015 10:09 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Bitter Ash

A rather precious thing happened in Montreal in the mid 1970s. Canadian cinema had been dominated by the National Film Board since its formation in 1940, and the generally-perceived character of Canadian film was all educational documentary, and not a lot of fun. Directors such as Claude Jutra, Don Owen, and Gilles Groulx struck off on their own to make the first Canadian new wave fiction films (A tout prendre [1963], Nobody Waved Goodbye, and Le chat dans le sac [both 1964] respectively), on the back of independents like Sydney J. Furie’s groundbreaking A Dangerous Age (1959) and Larry Kent’s student feature The Bitter Ash (1963), but for all their youthful, semi-bohemian trappings, these were still quite po-faced affairs. Then came the “genial loser” films of the 70s, led by Owen’s Goin’ Down The Road (1970), and others such as The Rowdyman (Peter Carter, 1972) and Paperback Hero (Peter Pearson, 1973), for the »

- Tom Newth

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Watch: Wild Red Band Trailer for Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars'

17 February 2015 11:21 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Even though we've seen plenty of footage from Maps to the Stars, thanks to the Canadian trailer, the United Kingdom trailer and most recent Us trailer (just to name a few), we have one more quick, wild red band trailer for the skewering of Hollywood as only director David Cronenberg can deliver. It's not all that crazy of a red band trailer, with only hints of nudity and one f-bomb dropped by Mia Wasikowska, but it's certainly frenetic and full of some weird imagery, including one curious shot of Robert Pattinson. But it's Oscar nominee Julianne Moore stealing the trailer with her crazy actress character again. Watch! Here's the final red band trailer for David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars from Yahoo: You can still watch the Us trailer for David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars right here. Maps to the Stars is directed by David Cronenberg (Scanners, »

- Ethan Anderton

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David Cronenberg on Influencing the 'Fantastic Four' Reboot

16 February 2015 1:22 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fantastic Four reboot director Josh Trank revealed in an interview last month that his "hard sci-fi take" on the Marvel comic books was similar to the early films of David Cronenberg. While we'll have to wait until August 7 to see if that comparison is valid, David Cronenberg himself revealed in an interview with Collider that he thinks it's a compliment that his work helped influence Josh Trank's theme and tone on Fantastic Four. Here's what he had to say below.

"It's fine. Once you've contributed your voice to the cinematic conversation, it's out there and it's up for grabs, absolutely. So I don't complain. In fact, I take it as a compliment."

He also added that this is nothing new for him, stating the 1979 classic Alien "ripped off" certain aspects of his 1976 film Shivers, which also featured an alien parasite that bursts out of the host's chest.

"As far back as Alien, »

- MovieWeb

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David Cronenberg on Influencing Josh Trank’s ‘Fantastic Four’

16 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

David Cronenberg isn’t a name you’d typically associate with big-budget Marvel adaptations, but Josh Trank made the connection when speaking about his upcoming Fantastic Four. Trank cited the filmmaker as a major influence on his film, specifically referencing Scanners and The Fly. So how does the idiosyncratic Cronenberg feel about his style getting chewed up by a big studio […]

The post David Cronenberg on Influencing Josh Trank’s ‘Fantastic Four’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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David Cronenberg talks influencing Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot

13 February 2015 1:24 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Last month director Josh Trank and screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg shared a few new details on the The Fantastic Four, and one of the things that raised a few eyebrows was Trank's comment about taking a "Cronenberg-ian" approach to the comic book movie. Trank specifically mentioned that David Cronenberg's The Fly and Scanners were big influences on the look of the film, and he also said he is a huge fan of the director. David Cronenberg has been out »

- Jesse Giroux

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Watch: Explore David Cronenberg's Dangerous Method With 7-Minute Look At His Films

12 February 2015 8:09 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

David Cronenberg. From “Stereo” to “The Fly” to “Crash” (no, not that one, the one from 1996), to “A Dangerous Method” and beyond, it’s hard to argue that the (sometimes) writer, (more often) director has had an eclectic career. And with his first credited short nearly fifty years ago, perhaps that isn't surprising. Vimeo user Shaun Higgins (d.b.a. Hello Wizard) has paid homage to the uniquely varied director via a new seven-minute tribute supercut. The short splices shots from 21 of Cronenberg’s films together, lending some semblance to what defines a Cronenberg picture. In chronological order, going all the way back to 1969 and up through the present, Higgins includes: “Stereo,” “Crimes of the Future,” “Shivers” (a.k.a. “They Came From Within”), “Rabid,” “Fast Company,” “The Brood,” “Scanners,” “Videodrome,” “The Dead Zone,” “The Fly,” “Dead Ringers,” “Naked Lunch,” “M Butterfly,” “Crash,” “eXistenZ,” “Spider,” “A History of Violence,” “Eastern Promises, »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Movie News: First Official Look at 'The Fantastic Four'; 'Star Wars' Spin-off Finds a New Writer

27 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Fantastic Four: Director Josh Trank has shared the first official behind-the-scenes photos from The Fantastic Four. Due in theaters on August 7, the movie teams Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell as the titular superheroes. Trank confirms that it's an origin story, and adds that David Cronenberg's Scanners and The Fly were "big influences on the look of the film." We'll have to wait a few more months to see what, exactly, all that means. [Collider]   Star Wars: A couple of weeks ago, we heard that Gary Whitta, the writer for the first Star Wars spin-off movie, had departed the project. Now comes word that an Academy Award-nominated writer Chris Weitz (About a Boy, Disney's upcoming Cinderella) is replacing him. The...

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- Peter Martin

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Josh Trank and Simon Kinberg Provides Details on ‘The Fantastic Four’ Reboot

27 January 2015 12:11 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The only thing everyone knows is “The Fantastic Four” reboot will definitely be different from the previous movie versions. The secrecy about the film is a bit tight, until now.

In an official interview with Collider, director Josh Trank and screenwriter Simon Kinberg gave some juicy details about the upcoming movie.

According to the interview, the details are as follows:

The storyline will be “a modern telling of how these four iconic characters came together and came to be,”Additional photography was for some “bits and pieces,” and not some new huge ending;Movie is “heavily influenced” by David Cronenberg with “Scanners and “The Fly” influencing the look of the film;Final cut of the film will be between 2 hours and 2 hours and 20 minutes;Composer Philip Glass is scoring the movie with Marco Beltrami;It is an origin story with influences from Jack Kirby and Stan Lee on what they »

- Gig Patta

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Fantastic Four: trailer news, first images, details

26 January 2015 10:46 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Details and official pictures from Fox's Fantastic Four reboot land, with the first trailer now due in the next day...

Finally, as promised, the wraps seem to be coming off Josh Trank's much talked about reboot of The Fantastic Four. The movie is due for release this coming August, yet everything that has been seen of it so far is strictly unofficial (with lawyer's letters reinforcing that). However, we now learn that the first trailer for the film should be with us at some point in the next 24 hours. That's when we'll finally get to see some footage from the film.

Director Josh Trank has been chatting to Collider about why they've held back so far, saying that they've to this point "consciously decided to not release anything official". Confirming that the film was on schedule and on budget, he also said that the movie would be "a modern »

- simonbrew

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News Briefs: 'The Fantastic Four' First Look Behind the Scenes; 'Star Wars' Spin-off Gets Writer

26 January 2015 9:17 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Fantastic Four: Director Josh Trank (Chronicle) has shared the first official behind-the-scenes photos from The Fantastic Four. Due in theaters on August 7, the movie teams Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell as the titular superheroes. Trank confirmed that it's an origin story, and revealed that David Cronenberg's Scanners and The Fly were "big influences on the look of the film." We'll have to wait a few more months to see what, exactly, that...

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Icons of Fright Interview With Turbo Kid’s Michael Ironside!!

26 January 2015 1:34 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Chances are, if you’re reading anything on Icons of Fright, Shock Till You Drop, Dread Central or any other genre site (or hell, even if you don’t typically read such sites), then you already know who Michael Ironside is. An actor that has played so many not just memorable but truly iconic roles in films such as Scanners, Total Recall and a personal fave of mine, Prom Night II, Ironside has created a body of work that is legendary and worthy of every ounce of recognition he has gotten. Making its debut as part of this year’s Sundance Film Festival “Midnight Selection”, the Rkss-helmed Turbo Kid (Rkss is the trio team of directors Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell) is set to give fans yet another Ironside role that is one for the books, with his villainous character Zeus. Icons of Fright talked Turbo Kid with Ironside recently, »

- Jerry Smith

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Interview: Michael Ironside About Sundance Selection Turbo Kid

24 January 2015 7:58 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Michael Ironside is one of the most recognized faces among genre fans. He’s become known as the fearsome baddie who gives everyone’s hero a run for their money. Among his 229 film credits, many of those include appearances in sci-fi and horror productions like Scanners, Total Recall, Highlander II: The Quickening, Terminator Salvation, and many more.

The Canada-born actor has also racked up a number of roles in mainstream Hollywood fare. He starred in Top Gun, The Next Karate Kid, Free Willy, and others. His many appearances on television include, ER, The A-Team, V, SeaQuest 2032, Vegas, Community, and many more.

One of Ironside’s latest projects was an apocalyptic sci-fi gore fest entitled Turbo Kid. He plays the sadistic and self-proclaimed leader of the Wasteland named Zeus. The movie revolves around the Kid, a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books that must face his fears and become »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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The Horror Channel to Screen their New Mad Science Season

16 January 2015 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Head exploders, deadly serums, deviant doctors, radioactive dope...Horror Channel presents a Mad Science Season, an 80's tinged collection of cult scientific shockers featuring the Network premieres of David Cronenberg's Scanners and Stuart Gordon's Re-animator. Also guaranteed to get the horror sparks flying are Basket Case and Class Of Nuke 'Em High. The season jolts into action from Friday 6 Feb 22.50 with the Network Premiere of David Cronenberg's hugely influential sci-fi horror Scanners (1981). »

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Scanners & The Brood Vinyl Soundtrack Release Details & Cover Art

12 January 2015 1:30 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Out of all the films created by David Cronenberg, perhaps the two most vividly disturbing entries are 1981’s Scanners and 1979’s The Brood. These cinematic offerings from Cronenberg still haunt viewers today with their palpable practical effects, thought-provoking psychic themes, and skin-crawling scores by Howard Shore, which will be newly released on vinyl tomorrow by Mondo.

Mondo’s Scanners / The Brood 180 gram vinyl will be available for $30 beginning tomorrow at a random time. Side A of the vinylc consists of nine pieces from the Scanners soundtrack, while Side B comprises a 12+ minute song from The Brood. Sam Wolfe Connelly created the new packaging artwork as well as multiple colorway options. Stay tuned to Mondo’s Twitter for the big announcement:

https://twitter.com/MondoNews

From Mondo: “Tomorrow, in collaboration with Howe Records, we’ll be releasing a special “two cover” LP for director David Cronenberg’s classic mind and body-bender »

- Derek Anderson

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Mondo Shore: The Brood & Scanners Get Vinyl Release

12 January 2015 1:01 PM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible arts arm, dips further into vinyl this week with a two-cover LP edition of Howard Shore’s Scanners and The Brood scores.  Mondo announced today: Tomorrow [January 13th], in collaboration with Howe Records, we’ll be releasing a special “two cover” LP for director David Cronenberg’s classic mind and body-bender films Scanners

The post Mondo Shore: The Brood & Scanners Get Vinyl Release appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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