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The Important News Chris Pratt said he's doing some non-Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel movies. Reese Witherspoon will star in a live-action Tinker Bell movie. Peter Sarsgaard will play the villain in The Magnificent Seven. Pitch Perfect 2 topped the box office last weekend. Inside Out is getting great reviews. Jack Black will make another movie with Jared Hess. Ed Zwick will direct Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher 2. Roger Deakins will shoot Blade Runner 2. World War Z is coming in 2017. The Videos and Geek Stuff Trailers: Steve Jobs, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Pixels, We Are Your Friends, Cooties, The Gallows, Batkid Begins, A Very Murray...
- Christopher Campbell
The first clip for Denis Villeneuve's drug war thriller Sicario has arrived. The film stars Emily Blunt as an idealistic FBI agent enlisted by members of a government task force (Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro) to take out a Mexican cartel boss. Sicario reunites Villeneuve, one of the most promising young directors, with his Prisoners cinematographer, Roger Deakins, one of the greatest living directors of photography, making it one of my most anticipated films of the year. And having seen this clip, I'm even more thrilled by the idea of Villeneuve and Deakins teaming up for Blade Runner 2. As always, Deakins knows exactly what to bring to the table to fulfill the unique needs of each film. Sicario looks austere; a palette of taupe and desert sand with highlights of blue, and a huge contrast to the grey, green frostiness of Prisoners. I truly can't wait to see »
- Haleigh Foutch
You could sort of say we’re on his jock and we wouldn’t argue much. This is because French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has been non-stop killing it in recent years and he’s the kind of filmmaker we love because he uses genre as a Trojan Horse to explore the heart and soul of mankind. He’s a thinking man’s filmmaker and it shows in his work. The searing drama “Incendies” earned him a Foreign Language Academy Award nomination, “Enemy” with Jake Gyllenhaal was a nightmarish existentialist thriller, and “Prisoners” with Gyllenhaal again and Hugh Jackman was a bruising crime procedural. Since then, everyone wants to work with Villeneuve cause they’ve also seen the work and noticed he’s the real deal. Read More: Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel. He’s already bagged the coveted director’s chair for the “Blade Runner” sequel, »
- Edward Davis
In this day and age of film criticism, less of it is seemingly always a bad thing, and when a bastion like The New York Times announces they’re cutting back, it seems like a particularly painful blow. However, Variety Thursday obtained an email from Nyt Film Critic A. O. Scott explaining that the Times would no longer be reviewing every movie opening in New York, and the ironic truth is that this “new” policy may go a long way toward bettering the film coverage.
“Because of the increasing volume of new films released each year, the Times is no longer able to guarantee reviews of all New York theatrical releases,” Scott said in an email. He went on to add in a phone interview to Variety that the paper had already instated such a policy quietly earlier this year, and coyly confirmed as much on Twitter.
In 2013, the Times published nearly 900 film reviews. »
- Brian Welk
Read More: Denis Villeneuve on Seeing 'Enemy' For the First Time at Tiff and Pushing Hugh Jackman to the Limit in 'Prisoners' Life is pretty swell for Canadian director Denis Villeneuve. In 2010, he earned worldwide recognition for scoring a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nomination for "Incendies." Five years later, he's at the Cannes Film Festival with "Sicario," his first film to play in the main competition, and about to start work on a new "Blade Runner" movie starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. Like his last two films "Prisoners" and "Enemy," "Sicario" is taut, tense and bleak. It centers on a young female FBI agent (Emily Blunt), who teams with the CIA to take down a Mexican cartel boss. Indiewire sat down with Villeneuve in Cannes to discuss the portrayal of violence in his work, re-teaming with his "Prisoners" and "Sicario" Dp Roger Deakins for the "Blade »
- Nigel M Smith
Tomorrowland is a big-hearted film, a Disney-financed sci-fi blockbuster that, like Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, can be read as an eco-parable. It fuses Mouseketeer-style whimsy with extreme portentousness. With scenes of rocket-fuelled baths and hidden spaceships inside the Eiffel Tower, robotic villains and occasional moments of bleakness, the film plays at times like a cross between Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Blade Runner. »
This December, costume designer Michael Kaplan is set to add b to an impressive CV that includes the likes of Blade Runner, Se7en, Fight Club, Star Trek and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and during an in depth interview with Vanity Fair, the BAFTA Award winner has spoken about his work on December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“I went up to George Lucas’s archives—huge building—and just spent a day going through sketches and looking just to get the tone of the movie, you know, in my guts and veins so that when I went to London I felt equipped and inspired, which I certainly did,” states Kaplan when asked how he went about updating the look of the Original Trilogy costumes. “The old stormtroopers uniforms would not be usable. Audiences of today have become so sophisticated that a lot of things you could get away with in the past, »
- Gary Collinson
Over at the Cannes Film Festival, the buzz seems to change each and every single day to the fancy new toy, or in this case…movie. Recently, the big exciting debut was Sicario, which got some of the fest’s best reviews a day or two ago. Chief among the praise was the cinematography of Roger Deakins, a legend in his field. He’s my choice for the best Director of Photography in the business right now, and one of the most overdue people in the industry in terms of not having an Oscar on his mantle. Could Sicario give him his first Academy Award win? When I ran down my picks for the best cinematographers right now in Hollywood, I made Deakins my number one pick. This is what I had to say: “My pick for the best in the business right now, Deakins is the most overdue cinematographer ever, »
- Joey Magidson
When George Lucas launched Star Wars back in 1977, the film had an authentic, lived-in look and feel that went a long way towards selling the world he created. Updating that for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one of the challenges was to maintain that well-worn vibe, but also account for 30 years of fashion evolution. According to costume designer Michael Kaplan, he drew inspiration for the new stormtroopers from two very different sources to accomplish this: Apple computers and Nazi Germany. Vanity Fair has been all over The Force Awakens, and when talking to Kaplan, who has worked on tons of legendary movies, from Blade Runner and Flashdance to Fight Club and Star Trek, they went into great depth about his process for updating the Star Wars wardrobe. We.ve caught glimpses of the new stormtroopers, and while they.re easily recognizable as such, they have a new, streamlined look that, »
Denis Villeneuve to direct sci-fi sequel.
Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow (May 22) reteams with Villeneuve.
Deakins received his latest Oscar nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. He was previously nominated for Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo, The Man Who Wasn’t There, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men and True Grit; Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption; Martin Scorsese’s Kundun; Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; Stephen Daldry’s The Reader, which he shared with Chris Menges; and, more recently, Prisoners and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Apple inspired some of the futuristic ensembles in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' Costume designer Michael Kaplan, who previously worked on 'Blade Runner' and 'Fight Club,' has revealed the technology company heavily influenced the contemporary stormtrooper armour in the upcoming film. Asked how he approached the project, he said: ''With the stormtroopers it was more of a simplification, almost like, 'What would Apple do?' Jj [Abrams, director] wanted them to look like stormtroopers at a glance but also be different enough to kind of wow people and get them excited about the new design.'' Kaplan claims none of the original costumes were suitable for the new movie, which is set to be released on December 18. He explained: ''Audiences of today have become so sophisticated that a lot of things you could get away with in the past, you can't anymore. ''These new ones are much more heavy-duty, »
The 1982 original featured the classic line: “If only you could see what I’ve seen with your eyes.” That quote was never more apt, as Blade Runner 2 has hired cinematographer Roger Deakins to paint with light on the much-anticipated sequel.
Well-known for his diverse collaborations with directors such as the Coen Brothers, Deakins’ trip to a futuristic Los Angeles reunites him with helmer Denis Villeneuve. They previously joined forces on Prisoners and Sicario. The tale will take audiences back to the genre-defining urban setting of Ridley Scott’s oft-re-released masterpiece, and a world of dirty detectives and runaway replicants. Ryan Gosling is reportedly to star, alongside grizzled robot catcher par excellence Harrison Ford.
Alcon Entertainment are producing Hampton Fancher and Michael Green’s script, derived from Philip K Dick’s Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? and a story co-created by Scott. Though the lack of his unmatchable eye behind »
- Steve Palace
Ridley Scott may be stepping away from the director's chair for the long-gestating Blade Runner 2, but another filmmaking legend will be getting behind the camera, at least. Cinematographer. Roger Deakins, the director of photography who has been nominated for a total of 12 Oscars - yet inexplicably has yet to be awarded one by the Academy - has been tapped to reteam with his Prisoners collaborator Denis Villeneuve, the latter of whom has taken on directorial duties for Blade Runner 2.
While Deakins was not part of the 1982 original cult classic that featured Scott loosely adapting Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into a hypnotically noirish mood piece, the cinematographer has a long career that includes many genre films. Most recently, he was the director of photography on Skyfall, but his career also includes such unforgettable work as No Country For Old Men, »
There's good and bad news this morning for anyone following the tortuous and slow development of Neuromancer. The good news is that the adaptation of William Gibson's cyberpunk classic is still out there and has just secured some new funding. The bad news is that the long-attached Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) is no longer directing. And with him has gone the Gibson-approved screenplay that was supposed to have been cracked.The UK-based Gfm films remain in play on the project, and the company has now partnered with the Chinese C2M Media Group for co-financing and further development. Producer Lucas Foster (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Man On Fire) is currently in talks with unspecified new writers and a new director.Published in 1984 (two years after Blade Runner, which, when he saw it, almost caused him to stop writing), William Gibson's book was part of the vanguard of the cyberpunk movement. »
“Roger is an extraordinary talent and we are very excited that Denis and Roger have chosen to continue their collaboration in bringing the sequel to Blade Runner to the big screen,” state Alcon Entertainment co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Blade Runner 2 has been written by Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green (Green Lantern), with Ridley Scott producing. Harrison Ford is confirmed as reprising the role of Rick Deckard, while Ryan Gosling is reported to be in talks to co-star.
- Gary Collinson
While we know next to nothing about the plot for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, we do know that at the very least, it's going to look gorgeous, as renowned cinematographer Roger Deakins has joined the team. Come inside to learn more.
Blade Runner 2 is moving full steam ahead. Just a couple months ago it was announced Denis Villenueve had been hired on to direct the sequel, with Harrison Ford set to return, and it looks like they're starting to build up the rest of the necessary behind the scenes crew to get production moving. Announced at Cannes, Roger Deakins, the cinematographer behind Prisoners, Skyfall, Fargo, and Many others has been hired on as the Dop for the new movie. Deakins has worked with Villenueve on his last two movies, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
The original Blade Runner is still a visually striking movie, and »
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If you still have concerns about the Blade Runner sequel, you can now seemingly rest assured that it should look good. Because director Denis Villeneuve has hired regular collaborator (and even more regular Oscar nominee) Roger Deakins as his cinematographer for the film.The sequel is still in development, with Hampton Fancher and Michael Green at work on the script. While Ryan Gosling has reportedly been in talks to star in the movie, there is no confirmation of a deal or whether he even got to the negotiating stage. Plot details naturally remain scant, but we do know that Harrison Ford in aboard to reprise his iconic role as conflicted cop Rick Deckard.Deakins, who has now been nominated for 12 Oscars without a win, worked with Villeneuve on Prisoners and the director’s latest, Sicario, which has been premiering at Cannes. “Roger is an extraordinary talent and we are very »
This is when everyone should finally lose their sh*t. It has been officially announced that the new Blade Runner movie, being directed by Denis Villeneuve, will feature Roger Deakins as cinematographer. What?! Deakins?! Awesome, just awesome. Roger Deakins is one of the best cinematographers working today, only rivaled by the likes of Emmanuel Lubezki or Janusz Kaminski . He has been working with Denis Villeneuve on his last two films, shooting both Prisoners and Sicario (which just premiered at Cannes) for the Quebecois filmmaker. They'll move onto Blade Runner, even though it likely won't start shooting until 2016 sometime. No other details were revealed, and the press release doesn't even mention Gosling (yet). "Roger is an extraordinary talent and we are very excited that Denis and Roger have chosen to continue their collaboration in bringing the sequel to Blade Runner to the big screen," the producers said. Here's all we do »
- Alex Billington
The celebrated cinematographer will work with director Denis Villeneuve on the follow-up to the 1982 sci-fi movie.
In recognition of his achievements in film, Deakins is to be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) May 20, 2015
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