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Young helmsman Chazelle joined the film earlier this year and is hoping to attract Gosling to the project after working with the star on current musical project La La Land, which will be released in July 2016.
Gosling will be seen next in Oscar hopeful The Big Short, which hits cinemas in December.
- Tom Beasley
Universal Pictures are apparently looking at Ryan Gosling for their planned Neil Armstrong biopic that Whiplash‘s Damien Chazelle is set to direct. The two collaborated on the 2016 release La La Land, and hope to reunite for the biopic about the legendary first man on the moon.
Here’s a little about the book, a New York Times bestseller, from Amazon.
When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this »
- Paul Heath
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The Assassin dominated this year’s Golden Horse Awards, Variety reports.
“It was about the creative direction of the story. To me, it’s as perfect a story as you could ever want: a guy that learns how to kill to retrieve his wife that has been taken as a slave. That idea is perfect. And it was just that Quentin and I couldn’t see [eye to eye].” He adds, “I wanted to make that movie so badly, but I felt the only way was, it had to be a love story, not a vengeance story.”
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- Oli Davis
20th Century Fox has found its director for the upcoming remake of the classic Agatha Christie mystery Murder on the Orient Express, with Kenneth Branagh signing on to direct, produce and star in the project as the detective Hercule Poirot. The script is being penned by Michael Green, who has most recently written the screenplay for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel.
Published in 1934, the story sees Poirot attempting to solve the murder of a passenger as he travels from Istanbul to London on the famous train. The book was adapted for the big screen in 1974 with Albert Finney portraying Poirot, while Alfred Molina portrayed the character in a 2001 TV movie, as did David Suchet in ITV’s 2010 TV adaptation.
- Gary Collinson
The director will produce alongside Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon and is said to be talking on the role of Detective Hercule Poirot, who gets tangled up in a murder mystery aboard the titular train during a snowstorm. Michael Green, who is currently penning Blade Runner 2, will write the script, and Steve Asbell will oversee the project, which itself is a remake of the classic 1974 film.
Though he’s most well known for his Shakespeare work, Branagh is a talented director who’s shown that he has a style all to his own, as he’s given us impressive work in recent years with efforts like Thor and Cinderella. His Jack Ryan reboot may have fallen a bit short, »
- Josh Wilding
Think of a British detective novel. Now think of a British actor-director. If you guessed Murder on the Orient Express and Kenneth Branagh, so did Fox. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Branagh, known for such British things as starring in Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing and having a name like Kenneth Branagh, will direct the studio's new adaptation of Agatha Christie's famous novel Murder on the Orient Express, which will have a script by Michael Green (The Green Latern, Ridley Scott's upcoming Blade Runner project — no, we don't get it either). Branagh will also star as Christie's hero, the fastidious Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Branagh faces some stiff competition, as Sydney Lumet's 1974 adaptation of the novel earned an Oscar nomination for Albert Finney (as Poirot) and David Suchet's portrayal of the detective has been on British TV for more than 20 years (he even a did »
- Jackson McHenry
Five-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh will star as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s beloved mystery “Murder on the Orient Express” for 20th Century Fox. He had already been attached to direct the film, as TheWrap exclusively reported in June, from a script by Michael Green (“Blade Runner 2”). In Christie’s 1934 novel, Poirot is called upon to solve a murder on board the famous train — choosing from a wide array of suspicious passengers. Also Read: Kenneth Branagh in Talks to Direct Agatha Christie's 'Murder on the Orient Express' (Exclusive) Steve Asbell will oversee the production. »
- Thom Geier
Christie’s novel, published in 1934, revolves around a murder onboard the famous train and Belgian detective Poirot solving the case – in which a number of passengers could potentially be the murderer.
Variety reported in 2013 that Fox was developing the project for a remake of Sidney Lumet’s 1974 movie, which starred Albert Finney as the genius detective investigating the murder of an American tycoon aboard the train. The all-star cast of suspects included Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Colin Blakely, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave and Michael York.
- Dave McNary
The story revolves around a murder onboard the famous train of a rather nasty American tycoon. Belgian detective Poirot must figure out who is responsible before the train, currently stuck in the snow, is freed and allows for the potential suspects to disembark. The answer, which ties back to a famous child abduction case, is more complicated than he could have ever thought.
A large ensemble of A-lst stars are expected to be a part of the cast. The work was previous adapted onto a multiple Oscar-nominated film in 1974 with Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave and Michael York.
It was adapted again in 2004 as part of the long-running David Suchet-led TV series. »
- Garth Franklin
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- Oli Davis
33 years ago today, at age 7, Drew Barrymore hosted “Saturday Night Live,” making her the youngest ever host of the NBC sketch comedy show. She still holds that record today, and she’s hosted the show five additional times since. Her 1982 gig on the show came five months after the release of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestiral.” She reprised her “E.T.” role when she played a homicidal Gertie on “SNL.” Above she’s pictured in the iconic healing E.T. pose with “SNL” cast members Tim Kazurinsky, Gary Kroeger, Brad Hall and Joe Piscopo. As for the second and third youngest “SNL” hosts, Macaulay Culkin and Fred Savage hold those titles, respectively. Other notable November 20 happenings in pop culture history: • 1955: Rock and roll pioneer Bo Diddley made his television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” • 1959: “The Twilight Zone” episode “Time Enough at Last” — featuring first aired. It featured Burgess Meredith in his »
- Emily Rome
Taking a break from development on Alien: Covenant (a.k.a. the movie formerly known as Prometheus 2 and Alien: Paradise Lost), Ridley Scott has been discussing another of his upcoming projects in the Denis Villenueve-directed Blade Runner 2, going into plenty of detail about the opening scene:
“Turn around and you see a massive tree, just dead, but the tree is being supported and kept alive by wires that are holding the tree up. It’s a bit like The Grapes of Wrath; there’s dust, and the tree is still standing. By that tree is a traditional, Grapes of Wrath-type white cottage with a porch. Behind it at a distance of two miles, in the twilight, is this massive combine harvester that’s fertilizing this ground. You’ve got 16 Klieg lights on the front, and this »
- Gary Collinson
Ryan Gosling has finally confirmed that he will star in the heavily-anticipated Blade Runner sequel. Ryan Gosling In ‘Blade Runner 2’ Gosling decided to sign onto Blade Runner 2 upon learning that the film would be helmed by esteemed director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) and that Roger Deakins would serve as the cinematographer on the […]
- Chelsea Regan
Ryan Gosling recently confirmed that he will star in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, which arrives roughly 34 years after Ridley Scott's original sci-fi cult classic. On top of that, Scott, who is producing the film, also revealed the sequel's opening scene, and for fans with a deep knowledge of the original, it may seem familiar.
As Scott told the AFI Festival (via Slash Film), the sequel will have the same opening as the original film's script, a scene that ultimately wasn't used for the 1982 movie. In that sequence, Rick Deckard »
If you're a "Blade Runner" fan and are easily anticipating the upcoming sequel/prequel to the hit cyber-punk noir flick, this storyboard for the planned sequel that Ridley Scott had originally attached himself to will hold your appetite over. The new film will begin it's production in the summer and has switched hands from Scott to now Denis Villeneuve, the man behind the film "Sicario." The storyboard in question doesn't exactly reveal to much in terms of the second film's plot since it was originally the film idea for Scott's movie when he was in charge of everything, so it's safe to assume that the beginning scene we will get will be much different.
While Ridley Scott isn't in the director's chair for the film he is still standing by it's side and supporting it, even going so far as to have interviews discussing the upcoming film and how he »
- Nicholas Williams
The original is set in a dusky, dystopian Los Angeles which never sees the sunlight, but Ridley Scott has revealed that the forthcoming sequel to the cult 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner will open on a remote farm in the Wyoming countryside, in a landscape which appears to have been ravaged by environmental catastrophe.
Scott, who is producing the follow-up, detailed its opening scene during an appearance at the AFI festival in Los Angeles. He said that the scene was originally imagined for the first movie, more than three decades ago.
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- Ben Child
Ridley Scott isn't actually directing Blade Runner 2 (he'll be too busy directing the sequel to another one of his movies), but he is producing it and was instrumental in bringing back Harrison Ford and getting new director Denis Villeneuve on board. His influence on the sci-fi sequel doesn't stop there, though. Apparently the new movie will actually use the original opening for his 1982 film. Normally we wouldn't be all that interested in sharing the opening scene of a movie that hasn't even begun filming yet, but this one is noteworthy because it was written 30+ years ago and never used. Scott even had the sequence storyboarded out, but they axed it before it ever went in front of cameras. Here's how the director described it when speaking recently at...
- Peter Hall
If there is one genre that Hollywood just can’t seem to spin into a billion-dollar multi-studio phenomenon, it’s cyberpunk. Despite having all the cool tech of science-fiction and all the dystopian grittiness of a Ya mega-franchise, it just can’t seem to get a foothold in the industry. “Neuromancer” never materialized and somehow “Shadowrun” is still a niche property. But everyone know “Blade Runner.” Which means it’s ripe for a sequel. And now we have details from Ridley Scott himself. Scott was recently at the AFI Festival in Los Angeles when he was asked about “Blade Runner 2” (starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling) by MTime. They then sent an English translation of the interview to Slashfilm about the opening sequence. Image Credit: Warner Bros. “We decided to start the film off with the original starting block of the original film. We always loved the idea of a dystopian universe, »
- Donna Dickens
Of all the roles that Harrison Ford is on the verge of reprising – Han Solo and Indiana Jones included – one that has piqued our interest purely because it’s still shrouded in the thick plumes of smoke billowing from futuristic La is Rick Deckard. Yes, after toying with the idea for a number of years, Ford is now firmly on board for Blade Runner 2, with Ryan Gosling recently confirming his place on the long-gestating sequel to Collider.
With a summer start date now on the cards, Sicario‘s Denis Villeneuve has supplanted Ridley Scott in the director’s chair, though the latter will still be involved in a producing capacity. In fact, while he’ll soon be heading back to his Alien prequel trilogy with Covenant, the esteemed director continues to tease the opening sequence to the follow-up.
It’s by no means the first time that Scott has indulged »
- Michael Briers
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