5 items from 2016
The 1990s was a good time to be a John Grisham fan. For a decade or so, the author had many of his novels successfully adapted. From The Client, A Time to Kill, The Firm, to even Robert Altman’s shaggy but atmospheric The Gingerbread Man, Hollywood was making some good dramas with Grisham’s material, and […]
- Jack Giroux
In the string of John Grisham adaptations that arrived in the 1990s —legal thrillers like “The Firm,” “The Pelican Brief,” “The Client” and “A Time To Kill“— Francis Ford Coppola‘s “The Rainmaker” starring Matt Damon might be better remembered than “The Chamber,” but it’s still considered to be among the less successful of the lot.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Graeme Robertson continues his series looking at directors who damaged their careers; next up is Michael Sarne (read the first part on Richard Kelly here, the second part on Michael Cimino here, the third part on George Lucas here, and the fourth part on Michael Sarne here)…
Joel Schumacher is a strange addition to this series, mainly because his career implosion occurred much slower than previous entries, and somehow managing to survive a colossal disaster of a film that would have ended most careers. Not only surviving, but also continuing to make films with significant backing, before almost completely finishing it off by making one stinker too many.
Schumacher originally made his name as a director in the 1980s; bringing us films featuring the then popular “brat pack” group of actors, directing successful movies like St Elmo’s Fire (1984), The Lost Boys (1987).
Schumacher continuing his winning streak into the 1990s »
- Graeme Robertson
The Tracking Board reports that Akiva Goldsman has been set to write the screenplay adaptation of King’s 2013 novel Doctor Sleep, which follows a grown-up Danny Torrance, who, with the Overlook Hotel and his father’s descent into madness decades in the rearview mirror, now works at a nursing home and must face a creepy collection of people known as The True Knot.
Stephen King will executive produce the Doctor Sleep film, with Jon Berg and Jon Gonda supervising the project on behalf of Warner Bros. A release date and director have yet to be revealed, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future details.
Goldsman is no stranger to King’s work, having contributed »
- Derek Anderson
Susan Sarandon will be honored with CinemaCon’s Cinema Icon Award.
The prize will be presented to the actress at the conference’s Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony on April 14 at Caesars Palace, it was announced on Monday.
Sarandon received Oscar nominations for her roles in “Atlantic City” (1980), “Thelma and Louise” (1991), “Lorenzo’s Oil” (1992) and “The Client” (1994). She nabbed her first Oscar in 1996 for her performance as Sister Helen Prejean in the crime drama “Dead Man Walking.” Sarandon has also acted on television, starring in the HBO TV movies “Bernard and Doris” (2006) and “You Don’t Know Jack” (2010), and guest starring on hit shows such as “Friends,” “Mike & Molly,” “Malcolm in the Middle” and “30 Rock.” Sarandon stars alongside Rose Byrne in the upcoming dramedy “The Meddler,” which hits theaters on April 22.
“Since making her feature film debut in 1970’s ‘Joe,’ Susan Sarandon has brought some of the most unforgettable and »
- Alyssa Sage
5 items from 2016
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