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Director Adam Wingard has taken some heat for his adaptation of “Death Note,” which takes the Japanese manga and transports the story to the United States. The filmmaker has defended his movie, saying it’s a “fresh story,” and the approach is not unlike Martin Scorsese reconfiguring his remake of “The Departed” into a Boston-set story. Now, in an interview with IGN, Wingard reveals the difficulty he had in trying to bring the narrative stateside, and it resulted in making changes to the characters.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Channel 4 is making a four-part series on U.S. President Donald Trump and his journey from business to politics dubbed Trump: An American Story. The show, which has been announced as part of the channel's new slate of specialist factual programming, will tell the story of modern America through one man, showing how he has embodied many of the movements that have shaped U.S. society from the 1960s to present day, from turbo-capitalism and political disenfranchisement to… »
The four-part program for Channel 4 follows Trump across five decades as a businessman, developer, media star, and politician before he reached the White House.
The broadcaster said the series “tells the story of modern America through one man, showing how he has embodied many of the movements that have shaped U.S. society from the 1960s to the present day, from turbo-capitalism and political disenfranchisement to celebrity, reality TV, and social media.”
British broadcasting’s fascination with Trump, his background and motivations, is seemingly unabated. They have greenlit or bought several projects since he became president. The BBC has had programs including “Donald Trump: The People’s Billionaire,” ITV has shown documentaries including “Trump: The First 100 Days,” and »
- Stewart Clarke
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