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Last month, production began on Warner Bros.' and Alcon's long-awaited Blade Runner 2, which brings back the iconic Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, along with a slew of new cast members. We have word that tragedy has struck the set in Budapest, Hungary, when one of the sets collapsed and killed a construction worker. None of the cast and crew members were present at the time of this accident, which took place earlier today.
Mashable reports that the unidentified victim was dismantling the sets at Origo Studios in Budapest, after filming wrapped at the studio. This individual was working underneath a platform that the set was constructed on, when it suddenly collapsed, killing him. The cause of the accident was not made clear, but there will likely be an investigation.
Another report from Deadline reveals he was not part of the film's crew, but a sub-contractor hired to tear down »
Almost a couple weeks ago, we reported on a rumor for Mashable reporter Jeff Sneider. In that report, he mentioned that actress Mackenzie Davis was the main name he'd heard being thrown around to play the character of Domino, a badass mercenary with ties to X-Force and Deadpool.
Given Davis' experience in such films as Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, and the upcoming Blade Runner 2, it was a name that had some credibility. Fans took this to heart, and some went so far as to throw together some concept art that showed what the actress may look like as Domino.
Read: Rumor: Which Actors Are Up For Cable And Domino In Deadpool 2?
Sadly, it doesn't sound like the rumor is true -- or at the very least, Davis herself hasn't been contacted about the role. When asked by GQ if she was involved in the film, Davis said:
"No! [laughs] It’s very interesting. »
- Joseph Medina
A construction worker was killed today in Hungary while tearing down sets for the still-untitled Blade Runner sequel. The film crew had wrapped production at a sound stage in Budapest and already moved to a new location when the accident occurred. A spokesman for Alcon Entertainment, which is producing the film, said the local worker was not a member of the film crew but was employed by a subcontractor to tear down the set. The still-unidentified worker was reportedly… »
Other than the collected works of John Carpenter, perhaps no other movie score looms so large over modern music as Vangelis’ Blade Runner, whose noirish synthesizer moods—a sort of darkly ambient, electronic blues—have been name-checked in half the electronic music releases of the past decade. Attempting to replicate it for an actual Blade Runner movie, such as Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sequel, would therefore seem to be incredibly intimidating. It’s not exactly necessary (though frankly, nothing about this project is), given that Vangelis is, in fact, alive—and even releasing new albums. But since the decision was reportedly made “a long time ago” to move forward without him, much like the decision to do it with a director besides Ridley Scott, Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has now stepped into that considerable void.
In an interview with Fact, Jóhannsson acknowledged that crafting a follow-up to Vangelis’ iconic soundtrack »
- Sean O'Neal
It's link time which also doubles as news catch up! (Yes, Oscar Chart updates are currently in progress. So more on that and the foreign submissions very soon)
Think Pieces, List Mania, Celebrity
• Movie City News launches another "Gurus of Gold" season where all of us have named our current top 20 "general field" predictions. Yes, I'm updating my charts over the next three days! Manchester by the Sea and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk are expected leaders
• Gawker Rich Juzwiack says goodbye to one identity through a George Michael lens. It's wonderful
• Mnpp Paul Bettany is vacationing in Ibiza
• Cinema Enthusiast polled film twitter on their favorite films of 1982. The results are interesting but weird. »
- NATHANIEL R
Iceland Monitor is reporting that Academy Award-winning composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything) is set to score the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, having previously collaborated with director Denis Villeneuve on Prisoners, Sicario and the upcoming Arrival.
The as-yet-untitled follow-up to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic is based upon a script by original scribe Hampton Fancher and Michael Green (Green Lantern), with Harrison Ford reprising the role of Rick Deckard alongside new additions Ryan Gosling (The Nice Guys), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Jared Leto (Suicide Squad), Carla Juri (Morris From America), Ana de Armas (Knock Knock), Dave Bautista (Spectre), Mackenzie Davis (The Martian), Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man), Hiam Abbass (Munich), Sylvia Hoeks (Tirza) and Lennie James (The Walking Dead).
The Blade Runner sequel is set for release on October 6th 2017.
- Gary Collinson
Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Icelandic composer behind the Academy Award-nominated scores for “Sicario” and “The Theory of Everything,” has just signed on to compose the music for Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner” sequel.
According to Iceland Monitor, Jóhannsson stated that the decision was made a long time ago to choose him to compose the score. The Golden Globe winner has previously worked with Villeneuve on “Prisoners,” “Sicario” and the upcoming sci-fi picture “Arrival,” starring Amy Adams.
“Blade Runner 2” is still over a year away and plot details for the film are being kept under wraps. What we do know is that the screenplay is written by Fancher and Michael Green and it will take place in Los Angeles, several decades after the original. Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard from Ridley Scott »
- Liz Calvario
There's a lot of elements that helped to make Blade Runner the classic it's considered today, and one of the most notable of those was the score from Vangelis. While most electronic scores from yesteryear generally date the film, Vangelis was able to create a sonic landscape that felt new, yet familiar. It goes hand in hand with the fantastic imagery, so I think we can all agree the music for... Read More »
- Sean Wist
With the addition of Jared Leto last week, Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner 2 finally finished casting. But we’re still learning about interesting hires behind the scenes. Recently, composer Jóhann Jóhannsson let slip that he’d be scoring the sci-fi sequel, having previously worked with Villeneuve on Prisoners, Sicario, and the upcoming Arrival. According to Iceland Monitor (via The Playlist) Jóhannsson told RÚV radio station that […]
- Angie Han
The currently filming “Blade Runner” sequel is certainly not lacking for talent. With Denis Villeneuve directing, Roger Deakins lensing, and Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, and Jared Leto among the cast, this has massive potential to be great (or misfire horribly). And now, another big ingredient […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
Frank Ocean: musician, visual-album releaser, list-making cinephile. Following on the heels of his latest album finally being made available to the eager public, Ocean has revealed his 100 favorite films. Originally posted on Genius, which has a breakdown of how movies like “The Little Mermaid” and “Eyes Wide Shut” made their way into his lyrics (“I’m feeling like Stanley Kubrick, this is some visionary shit/Been tryna film pleasure with my eyes wide shut but it keeps on moving”), the list contains a mix of familiar favorites (“Annie Hall,” “The Royal Tenenbaums”) and comparatively obscure arthouse fare (“Woyzeck,” “Sonatine”). Avail yourself of all 100 below.
“The Last Laugh”
- Michael Nordine
After a few delays, Frank Ocean‘s Channel Orange follow-up, Blond, has now arrived and, with it, not only an additional visual album, but Boys Don’t Cry, a magazine that only a select few were able to get their hands on. (Although, if you believe the artist’s mom, we can expect a wider release soon.) In between a personal statement about his new work and a Kanye West poem about McDonalds, Ocean also listed his favorite films of all-time and we have the full list today.
Clocking at 207.23 hours, as Ocean notes, his list includes classics from Andrei Tarkovsky, David Lynch, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Orson Welles, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Lang, Werner Herzog, Akira Kurosawa, Ridley Scott, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergei Eisenstein, F. W. Murnau, Luis Buñuel, and more.
As for some more recent titles, it looks like The Royal Tenenbaums »
- Jordan Raup
45 Movies To Look Forward To Before The End Of 2016 1 of 45
Click to skip The Light Between Oceans - Sept 2nd
Why You Should See It: Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are currently two of Hollywood's most in demand talents and seeing them lighting up the screen together, in a Derek Cianfrance film no less, should be a treat.
Morgan - Sept 2nd
Why You Should See It: Kate Mara heads to space again with a Scott. This time, however, it's Luke, Ridley's son, in what promises to be a thrilling sci-fi debut (in the vein of Ex Machina) for the filmmaker.
Yoga Hosers - Sept 2nd
Sully - Sept 9th
- Mark Cassidy
Director Damien Chazelle has demonstrated that he doesn’t like to be tied down to a single filmmaking genre. His last film “Whiplash,” about a sociopathic jazz instructor (J.K. Simmons) and his obsessive pupil (Miles Teller), was a dark drama about the limitations of ambition. His next film “La La Land” also focuses on ambition, but he takes the opposite route: a romantic musical.
Set in Los Angeles, “La La Land” follows aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) who dreams of making it big one day while serving coffee to movie stars. Dedicated jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) plays dingy bars to scrape by and have his talent be heard. The two meet and fall head over heels in love, but soon their respective ambitions threaten to tear them apart. Watch the new trailer below »
- Vikram Murthi
Feature documentary charting a year in the life of electronic pop star Gary Numan as he moves from England to La to record a new album.
A sense of mystery is key to promoting star appeal. Back in the 70’s and 80’s this was easier to create than today, what with modern celebs tweeting their opinions on every last political development while Instagramming their midnight snacks. It’s pretty tough to get some sort of unreachable persona out there these days…
Appearing as a bizarre pop oddity in the late 70’s, Gary Numan knows the precarious nature of fame better than most. Chancing upon the widespread appeal of synthesised music after playfully experimenting with a stray keyboard left in his band Tubeway Army’s rehearsal studios, Numan made the wise decision to move away »
- Robert W Monk
Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998.
This year’s honorees will be feted in the Oct. 4 issue of Variety, in conjunction with coverage of the Hamptons International Film Festival, which runs Oct. 6 to Oct. 10. This marks the fifth year Variety has collaborated with the festival to present Actors to Watch.
“The Hamptons International Film Festival has had the privilege of honoring rising talent for over 15 years. We are thrilled to once again partner with Variety to recognize this group of 10 diverse, talented actors for the incredible work they have done in their careers,” says Hiff Artistic Director David Nugent. “As we have seen our previous honorees blossom over the years, »
- Variety Staff
Sci-fi thriller stars Amy Adams.
The film, which will compete for the Golden Lion at Venice (Aug 31-Sept 10), stars Amy Adams as a linguist given the task of helping to communicate with aliens when they touchdown around the world.
Arrival, which will not compete for the audience award, will have a showing in the Velodrome prior to the broadcast of the closing gala.
The line-up of the Pearls strand was unveiled last week and includes Cannes winner I, Daniel Blake and Berlin winner Fire At Sea. »
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Jared Leto will be joining cast of the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, according to published reports. Jared Leto Will Star In ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Leto will reportedly play a “never before seen” character in the film and joins a cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, and Dave Bautista. Ford starred […]
- Shantel Whitaker
Suicide Squad‘s Jared Leto joins the cast of the Blade Runner sequel, a cast that already includes Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista. We don’t have any details yet regarding his part (or the plot of the film for that matter), but he apparently has a “key role” in the Blade Runner sequel. […]
Zendaya joins Spider-Man: Homecoming, a new Arrival trailer, and more in our weekly news round-up!Zendaya joins Spider-Man: Homecoming, a new Arrival trailer, and more in our weekly news round-up!Adriana Floridia8/19/2016 3:01:00 Pm
First off, we are absolutely loving the news that Disney actress Zendaya has been cast in the role of Mary-Jane Watson in the highly anticipated Spider-Man reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming. This is huge news and a major progressive step in casting. She will star alongside Tom Holland, who already has won our hearts as Spidey, as he stole the show in Captain America: Civil War.
- Adriana Floridia
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