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Award-winning British director John Guillermin died on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles aged 89.
The Towering Inferno is probably the film he will be remembered most for, with the Paul Newman-Steve McQueen-starrer winning three Oscars as well as grossing $116 million back in 1974, which accounts to over $514 million adjusted for inflation.
Guillermin’s wife Mary said on Facebook that her husband was “sensitive and passionate, full of a fierce rapture himself.”
Born in London in 1925, the director attended Cambridge University and won the Evening Standard British Film Award for »
- Scott J. Davis
John Guillermin, director of such films as “The Towering Inferno” and the 1976 remake of “King Kong,” died on Monday, his wife announced on social media. He was 89 years old. The British filmmaker was best known for big-budget action films, which also included “El Condor,” “Shaft in Africa,” “Death on the Nile,” “Sheena” and the sequel “King Kong Lives.” He has directed actors such as Paul Newman, Jessica Lange, Lee Van Cleef, Steve McQueen, Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Orson Welles, Angela Lansbury, George Peppard, David Niven, Jeff Bridges, Jack Warden, Richard Chamberlain, William Holden and Faye Dunaway. Guillermin was born in London, »
- Jordan Burchette
Fatal Attraction: Back in 1987, Fatal Attraction captured the zeitgeist of the nation, as cheating husband Michael Douglas pays a heavy price when he has a one-night stand with Glenn Close, who declares, "I'm not gonna be ignored." Adrian Lyne's thriller will now be transformed into an "event series" by Mad Men veterans Maria and Andre Jacquemetton, who will write and produce a new version for television that will once again explore the consequences of adultery. Maybe this time the rabbit lives? [Deadline] Kong: Skull Island: Sad to say, Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons have both departed Kong: Skull Island, a prequel set on the island where King Kong lives amidst an army of dinosaurs. Reportedly, it's because the production start date...
- Peter Martin
Did you know that Netflix have made their own shows about King Kong and Tarzan? Well, they have - here's some posters...
Netflix, as you may already know, is looking to branch further into children's programming with its original content arm. To meet this aim, new shows based around King Kong and Tarzan have been in development for a while at the online streaming service. Today we have some posters to share from both shows, and we'll splice in some plot information too.
First up, here's the poster for the King Kong series, dubbed Kong: King Of The Apes:
Here's the barmy-sounding synopsis for the show:
"In Kong, the future looks bright for San Francisco.'s Alcatraz Island since its transformation into the most impressive Natural History and Marine Preserve on the planet. But when the star attraction suddenly goes ape and Kong becomes public enemy number one, the villain »
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