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Feature Ryan Lambie 11 Mar 2014 - 05:39
In the late 80s, Carolco was one of the biggest studios in Hollywood, but by 1995, it was gone. Ryan charts its dramatic rise and fall...
Paul Verhoeven is not a happy man. It's 1994, and the Dutch director of (among other things) RoboCop and Total Recall is in a pivotal meeting with executives at Carolco Pictures. They're in the boardroom to discuss Crusade: a lavish, $100m historical drama described as Spartacus meets Conan.
With a script by Walon Green (The Wild Bunch, WarGames), and a cast headed up by Arnold Schwarzenegger, it sounds like the kind of star-filled, opulent film Carolco Pictures is famous for making. The supporting cast includes Jennifer Connelly and Robert Duvall. The script is vibrant and brash. There are massive sets being built in rural Spain. But privately, Carolco's bosses are anxious; they have another hugely expensive project in the works »
Director: Errol Morris
Writer: Andrew Sodroski
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Documentarian Errol Morris has signed on to direct not one, but two fiction feature films (he’s only ever done that once before, back in 1991 with the Lou Diamond Philips starrer The Dark Wind). Initially, it looked like the Christopher Walken/Paul Rudd headlining Freezing People Is Easy was set to film first, but now it looks as if it will be Holland, Michigan, set to roll this spring. While that may be cutting it close for a reasonable 2014 release, the 65 year old Morris has an efficient track record, so we shall see. As for Ms. Watts, she’s currently filming with Noah Baumbach for a film set to be released in 2015. This would be her next project, and, then maybe, finally, she’ll get »
- Nicholas Bell
The pair join Naomi Watts who stars as a wife who starts an affair after she suspects her husband is cheating on her. She soon learns the truth - that her spouse isn't an adulterer, he's a serial killer.
Andrew Sodroski penned the script for the film said to be akin to "Fargo" in tone. Filming kicks off in April.
Morris revealed the news during a Reddit Ama. Morris has primarily been known for documentaries, this would mark his first narrative film since 1991's "The Dark Wind". »
- Garth Franklin
Most moviegoers know Errol Morris for his excellent investigative documentaries, but now the director is looking to return to narrative filmmaking as he’ll be behind the camera for the Naomi Watts led thriller Holland, Michigan, which has just added Bryan Cranston and Edgar Ramirez to its cast.
The news comes from a recent Reddit Ama which took place earlier today. Unfortunately, no details were revealed on who the two actors will be playing in the film but we do know what the premise is. Penned by Andrew Sodroski (whose script made the Black List), Holland, Michigan sees Watts as a woman who begins an affair when she suspects that her husband is cheating. As she digs around though, she finds that cheating isn’t the only thing she should be worried about. Her husband is also a serial killer.
Though this will be the first time that Morris has »
- Matt Joseph
4 items from 2014
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