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De Palma Commits A "Crime Of Passion"

16 December 2011 7:53 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Director Brian De Palma ("The Untouchables") continues to develop "Passion", his English-language remake of the 2010 French feature, "Crime d'amour".

The original film, directed by Alain Corneau, starred Kristin Scott Thomas as an executive who mentors young ingénue (Ludivine Saginer) in business, until she evolves into a 'cut-throat' rival.

De Palma is considering Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace as his leads.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Crime d'amour"...


- Michael Stevens

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Rachel McAdams And Noomi Rapace have a 'Passion'

16 December 2011 12:57 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace will star in Brian De Palma's remake of the French thriller "Crime d'amour" (Love Crime) titled "Passion."According to, Said Ben Said's Paris-based Sbs Productions will produce the remake.Shooting will begin March 5 in Berlin.Alain Corneau directed the original, which starred Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier as two warring corporate executives, one of whom murders the other.DePalma, whose last film was the 2007 Iraq drama "Redacted," wrote the screenplay for the remake.His credits include "Carrie," "Dressed to Kill," "Scarface" and "The Untouchables."McAdams and Rapace can both be seen currently in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." »

- Adnan Tezer

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Rachel McAdams In Talks To Join Brian De Palma’s Passion With Noomi Rapace

15 December 2011 12:00 PM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Brian De Palma, director of such classic films as Scarface, The Untouchables, and Dressed To Kill, is set to go behind the camera for the first time since 2007’s Redacted, with Passion, a remake of the recent French thriller, Love Crime.

Noomi Rapace, famous for her role as Lisbeth Salander in the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo films, is set to star as one of the two female leads, and her co-star on the upcoming Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (due out tomorrow), Rachel McAdams, is now in talks to join as the other female lead, Collider report.

The original film starred Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier in the leads, and the trailer (which you can watch below) looks pretty intriguing, making the prospect of an English language remake under the direction of De Palma, with Rapace and McAdams in the leads, pretty damn interesting too. »

- Kenji Lloyd

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DePalma Targets McAdams And Rapace For Remake Of French Thriller

15 December 2011 11:03 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director Brian DePalma has been responsible for some of cinemas most legendary films as well as getting iconic performances from his leads. Pacino in Scarface and Carlito’S Way, Costner in The Untouchables, Caine in Dressed To Kill and Sissy Spacek in Carrie to name just a few. Now could he be about to do the same for Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace for an English-language remake of French thriller Crime D’Amour (Love Crime)?

The original film starred one of his Mission: Impossible stars, Kristin Scott Thomas alongside The Devil’S Double Ludivine Sagnier in a revenge-themed thriller surrounding a ruthless executive that decides to steal her assistant’s business idea with murderous consequences.

DePalma is working towards shooting in Berlin, beginning 5th March 2012. Both McAdams and Noomi Rapace will soon be seen together in Guy Richie’s sleuth sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows. The title of »

- Craig Hunter

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50 Reasons Why The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Might Just Be The Greatest Film of all Time

27 November 2011 5:36 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Following in the tradition of great What Culture arguments for films such as Jurassic Park, Star Wars and Jaws, it’s now time for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to step forward and shoot all contenders down for the prestigious title of greatest film of all time. No other film is as iconic, as epic or as purely cinematic as Sergio Leone’s 1966 spaghetti western, which combines everything that’s remarkable about about the work of the late Italian director into one astonishing piece of filmmaking.

Here’s 50 reasons why The Good, the Bad and the Ugly might just be the greatest film of all time.

1. Clint Eastwood as Blondie (Aka: The Man With No Name/The Good)

Where better to start than Clint Eastwood’s effortlessly cool return as The Man With No Name, or as he is actually named here, Blondie. A man of few words, »

- Stephen Leigh

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Iconic movie scene: The Untouchables’ Union Station shoot-out

16 November 2011 3:54 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Brian De Palma directed one of the finest sequences of his career in The Untouchables. Ryan takes a look at its Union Station shoot-out…

Brian De Palma's talent often shines brightest in self-contained set-pieces. Think back to the gory fireworks of Carrie, the extraordinarily excessive concluding shoot-out in Scarface, the pool-room stand-off in Carlito’s Way, or even the spectacular exploding John Cassavetes in his seldom discussed 1978 thriller, The Fury. These sequences exemplify De Palma’s brilliance as a creator of suspense or shock – a master of composing, manipulating and assembling images for maximum effect.

For me, that mastery reached its peak in one specific (and obvious) moment in The Untouchables. The movie as a whole ranks alongside Scarface and Carlito’s Way as one of De Palma’s most satisfying mainstream thrillers. But in a film full of stand-out scenes, it’s the Union Station sequence that is inarguably the most memorable. »

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Supernatural Scoop: X-Files' Nicholas Lea Is Eliot Ness, Once's Red Riding Hood Seeks Out Sam

10 November 2011 6:40 AM, PST | | See recent news »

The CW’s Supernatural has found its Eliot Ness aka the legendary, real-life G-man who led The Untouchables.

The X-Files vet Nicholas Lea will step into the iconic role for a Season 7 time-travel episode that we first told you about, TVLine has confirmed.

The CW Schedules Tree Hill‘s Final Season and New Remodeled Series, Plus Returning Favorites

Lea — a cult fave for his roles on sci-fi shows like V, Kyle Xy and the aforementioned Fox drama — will appear in Episode 12, which visits Ness’ professional heyday during the 1940s. There, it will be posited that the FBI agent also had another job — as a hunter! »

- Vlada Gelman

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TV-to-Movie: Bill Paxton in Talks to Direct Kung Fu; Martin Campbell Eyeing The Fall Guy

3 November 2011 7:31 AM, PDT | | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Like many of you, we occassionally find ourselves feeling a bit cynical about the derth of TV-to-movie adaptations streaming out of Hollywood studios today, especially when the series are so often ones that are near-and-dear to our hearts. But, for every hot, stinky mess that is Wild Wild West or The Avengers — the 1998 movie where Sean Connery dressed in a bear suit and plotted to steal the weather, not the Marvel superhero movie directed by Joss Whedon that is currently in post-production — there's a fresh and fantastic tour de force like The Fugitive or The Untouchables, which is why we think it best to reserve judgment until the final product is in theaters. That being said, get ready for two more classic TV series to gain new life as big screen movie properties...

According to Deadline, Bill Paxton is currently "in talks to direct" a movie adaptation of Kung Fu, »

- BrentJS Sprecher

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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Good Wife, Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, Gossip Girl and More!

27 October 2011 3:04 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Will Jennifer Carpenter bring Dex appeal to The Good Wife? Are Sam and Dean due to get involved in another fine Ness? And who is joining the crusade to out-snark Gossip Girl? Read on for those answers, plus other teases from TV’s hottest shows.

The Good Wife | If you were among those hoping for Jennifer Carpenter to play a love/lust interest for Kalinda… I am here to dash your (dirty) dreams. Instead, I have learned this about the Dexter vet’s role: In a 180-degree turn from Deb Morgan, J-Carp will guest-star as a soft-spoken university professor who »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Sean Penn to Direct Robert De Niro and Kristin Wiig in ‘The Comedian’

27 October 2011 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] I'm kind of a sucker for movies about fading stars (Sunset Boulevard is one of my all-time favorites), so I've been curious to see Art Linson's script The Comedian make it to the screen. I first heard about it this spring, when Martin Scorsese was rumored [2] to be directing with Robert De Niro in the lead, but that report's turned out to be only half true. De Niro is indeed set to star in the film, but it's Sean Penn who'll be taking over behind the camera. Additionally, the project has just seen the addition of Saturday Night Live veteran Kristen Wiig, in a rare (I'm assuming) dramatic role. More details after the jump. Linson's script revolves around an insult comic (De Niro) who once enjoyed fame as a beloved television character but now sees his career stalling. When he hits an audience member in the head with a microphone during a show, »

- Angie Han

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The top 10 Kevin Costner movies

27 October 2011 8:04 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon salutes the sterling work of Kevin Costner in a list of the 10 best films of his career so far. “Let’s do some good”…

It’s a topic we seem to return to on an annual basis at Den Of Geek, and we’re firm believers with an ‘on with the tradition’ philosophy here. But, of all the movie stars who have risen and fallen over the past few decades, have any had quite as much of an eye for a good risk, or taking a chance, as Kevin Costner?

It’s testament to his body of work just going through some of his quality films that didn’t make the following run-down of his top ten movies. For Love Of The Game is a woefully underrated baseball movie, for instance, while there’s a lot to like in Mr Brooks, too. And you’ll notice the almost-criminal omission »

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Looking back at Kevin Costner's The Postman

26 October 2011 3:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kevin Costner's epic adventure The Postman was released in 1997 to a mixed reception. Here, Michael Reed argues that still it has a lot going for it…

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." Edmund Burke 

The Postman is a post-apocalyptic adventure based on the David Brin novel of the same name. Director and star Kevin Costner delivered a film of epic proportions, both in terms of storytelling and its hefty 178-minute running time.

Although an ambitious and heartfelt effort, the film received negative reviews, and did woeful business at the box office. You can summarise reviewers' negative assessment in one word: overindulgence. In deference to those critics, it does feature periodic descents into over-sentimentality, an obese approach to the cutting of scenes and dialogue that often clunks.

However, I contend that if viewed as »

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A Conversation With Captain America: The First Avenger Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

22 October 2011 11:16 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

When the 2011 summer movie schedule started to take shape, it initially looked like Captain America: The First Avenger might get lost in the shuffle.

After all, it was slated to be the last of four superhero adaptations to hit screens. However, over $300 million worldwide and a great reception from critics and audiences alike, it's clear that the Sentinel of Liberty was more than able to stand out in the crowd.

As noted in our Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray review, a big part of the movie's success is owed to the work of its writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

With Captain America: The First Avenger slated to hit shelves on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, Markus and McFeely set aside a few minutes to talk with TheHDRoom about crafting a screenplay that shows true heroism to a cynical world, making it all fit with a much larger story, »

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Full trailer for Marvel's The Avengers

11 October 2011 7:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk and more assemble in the full trailer for Joss Whedon's The Avengers movie...

At last, the first full trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers movie has just been released. Granted, there was a trail at the end of the credit for Captain America, but this is the full trailer release.

It's looking bloody good, isn't it?

Take a look at the trailer below these very words, complete with Samuel L Jackson channelling a bit of Sean Connery from The Untouchables. And let us know what you think in the comments...

Follow Den Of Geek on Twitter right here. And be our Facebook chum here. »

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Actors who turn director: what drives on-screen talent behind the camera?

10 October 2011 8:06 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Paddy Considine is the latest actor to turn film-maker, with his highly acclaimed Tyrannosaur. Who else has made the switch?

Best known for his performances in Shane Meadows-helmed films such as A Room for Romeo Brass and Dead Man's Shoes, Paddy Considine is swapping his acting career – which includes stints in Hollywood in The Bourne Ultimatum and Cinderella Man – for the director's chair. His film Tyrannosaur, which he wrote and directed, was released on 7 October. But Considine isn't the first actor to sign up for a spell behind the camera. What drives other performers to make the switch?

The egoists

The need to take absolute control can be a powerful motivator. Charlie Chaplin began his film career working under the tutelage of Mack Sennett, who laid down the essentials of slapstick comedy, and directors such as Mabel Normand and Henry Lehrman. But pretty soon he was writing scripts, directing »

- Matt Thomas

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Creepy Casting: Drago Joins Lords Of Salem Ensemble

7 October 2011 5:08 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »


Rob Zombie is at it again.  Thanks to Zombie’s always-busy Facebook page, we can now count Billy Drago as part of the cast of The Lords Of Salem.  He joins the previously announced Dee WallaceBruce DernTorsten VogesErnest ThomasMeg Foster, and Jeff Daniel Phillips.  Here’s the full announcement:

On we go! Billy Drago has joined the growing cast of The Lords Of Salem. BIlly takes on the role of Judge Samuel Mather a key player int he history of the Lords. 

BIlly is best known for his roles in such films as Pale Rider, Freeway, The HIlls Have Eyes (2006) and The Untouchables. In addition to film he has also appeared in numerous TV show including : HIll Street Blues, T.J. Hooker The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr. and Walker, Texas ranger.

More announcements soon, perhaps?  Stay tuned!


- Marc

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Rob Zombie Announces Newest Lords of Salem Cast Addition

7 October 2011 9:00 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Rob Zombie will begin shooting The Lords of Salem in less than 2 weeks, and he has taken to his Facebook page to announce another addition to the cast. Billy Drago, who many will recognize from his role in The Untouchables, has been cast as Judge Samuel Mather:

“On we go! Billy Drago has joined the growing cast of The Lords Of Salem. BIlly takes on the role of Judge Samuel Mather a key player int he history of the Lords. 

BIlly is best known for his roles in such films as Pale Rider, Freeway, The HIlls Have Eyes (2006) and The Untouchables. In addition to film he has also appeared in numerous TV show including : HIll Street Blues, T.J. Hooker The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr. and Walker, Texas ranger.”

Billy joins previously announced cast members Dee Wallace, Bruce Dern, Trosten Voges, Ernest Thomas, Meg Foster, and Jeff Daniel Phillips. »

- Jonathan James

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The Lords of Salem Call for Billy Drago

7 October 2011 | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Who needs Variety or The Hollywood Reporter when you've got Rob Zombie using his Facebook page to spill all of the details about The Lords of Salem ? The writer-director posted the following casting update this morning. "On we go! Billy Drago has joined the growing cast of The Lords Of Salem. BIlly takes on the role of Judge Samuel Mather a key player in the history of the Lords. BIlly is best known for his roles in such films as Pale Rider, Freeway, The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and The Untouchables. In addition to film he has also appeared in numerous TV show including : HIll Street Blues, T.J. Hooker The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr. and Walker, Texas ranger." Very cool. I can see Drago as a stoic, gaunt judge who is part of the Salem witch trials. Meg »

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Billy Drago Judges 'The Lords of Salem'!

6 October 2011 11:19 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Joining the ever growing cast of Rob Zombie's The Lords Of Salem is Billy Drago. Per the announcement, "BIlly takes on the role of Judge Samuel Mather a key player int he history of the Lords. Billy is best known for his roles in such films as Pale Rider, Freeway, The HIlls Have Eyes (2006) and The Untouchables. In addition to film he has also appeared in numerous TV show including : HIll Street Blues, T.J. Hooker The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr. and Walker, Texas ranger." Drago joins recently added cast member Dee Wallace as well as Bruce Dern, Meg Foster, Jeff Phillips and Sherri Moon Zombie. "The story is about a local DJ who mistakenly unleashes a hellish curse on the town...." »

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Rob Zombie Casts Lords Of Salem

6 October 2011 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Slightly later than originally planned, Rob Zombie is finally about to get moving on his next horror opus The Lords of Salem. There have been copious casting announcements from the man himself over the last few days. Here's a brief roundup.House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects and the Halloweens all showed Zombie's penchant for casting recognisable genre faces and giving a shot in the arm to the careers of people - Sid Haig, Bill Moseley - who he wants to see more of. There's a similar principle at work here.Dee Wallace (The Howling, Et, Cujo) is playing a self-help guru called Sonny. She worked with Rob before on the first of his Halloweens.Veteran counter-culture character actor Bruce Dern, meanwhile, will be Francis Matthias, author of a book on the Salem Witch Trials that gets him into trouble.Horror legend Billy Drago (he was also Frank Nitti, »

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