15 items from 2017
John Carpenter just gave Michael Myers fans a huge reason to mark their calendars by announcing an October 19th, 2018 release date for Blumhouse and Miramax's new Halloween movie, which will be directed by David Gordon Green (Joe, Pineapple Express) from a screenplay he's writing with Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant, Eastbound & Down).
In addition to executive producing the new Halloween film, Carpenter might also help guide the franchise he began back in 1978 by providing the music for the film. Green and McBride will also be executive producing the anticipated project, along with Malek Akkad and Jason Blum. We have the official press release below with full details, including Carpenter's initial announcement of Green and McBride's involvement:
Press Release (via HalloweenMovies.com): Los Angeles, February 9, 2017 – John Carpenter announced today via his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarpenterTheMasterofHorror/) that David Gordon Green (Stronger, Our Brand Is Crisis, Joe, Pineapple Express »
- Derek Anderson
It’s a long-established maxim that fans of auto racing are (consciously or unconsciously) there to see what happens when things go bad. If high-speed racing didn’t involve the risk of crashes and rollovers, who knows what the attendance would look like. And like racing, awards season, especially when the rubber hits the Oscar road, has its own grisly thrills and chills.
And it’s not just accountants and bankers who find the sight of red ink flowing irresistible.
Today, the moment any awards or nominations are announced, the internet is buzzing with “snubs and surprises” stories. They’re the red meat of awards season, the kudos equivalent of the Formula One favorite hitting the wall, the Indy black sheep who comes from last place to take the Borg-Warner Trophy.
Oscar history is packed with “what just happened?” moments. Among the toppers:
Oscar night 1997, when Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall »
- Steven Gaydos
This past weekend, the American Society of Cinematographers awarded Greig Fraser for his contribution to Lion as last year’s greatest accomplishment in the field. Of course, his achievement was just a small sampling of the fantastic work from directors of photography, but it did give us a stronger hint at what may be the winner on Oscar night. Ahead of the ceremony, we have a new video compilation that honors all the past winners in the category at the Academy Awards
Created by Burger Fiction, it spans the stunning silent landmark Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans all the way up to the end of Emmanuel Lubezki‘s three-peat win for The Revenant. Aside from the advancements in color and aspect ration, it’s a thrill to see some of cinema’s most iconic shots side-by-side. However, the best way to experience the evolution of the craft is by »
- Jordan Raup
Kristin Scott Thomas will direct and star in “The Sea Change,” a romantic drama which will mark her directorial debut. Also starring Mark Strong, “The Sea Change” will be brought onto the international market by Thorsten Schumacher’s Rocket Science at next week’s European Film Market in Berlin.
Set on a remote Greek island, “The Sea Change” is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Elizabeth Jane Howard written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, whose writing credits take in Academy Award winning film “Ida” and “Disobedience,” with Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, which is in production. Barnaby Thompson (“The Importance of Being Earnest”) produces for London-based Fragile Films.
Scott Thomas (“I’ve Loved You So Long,” “The English Patient”) will play Lillian, witty, complex, married to Emmanuel, a successful London playwright. Their marriage, on the rocks, is rescued by the arrival of a outspoken young girl, Alice. Strong »
- John Hopewell
4 February 2017 11:32 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Kristin Scott Thomas, who earned a best actress nomination in 1997 for The English Patient, will make her directorial debut with the romantic drama The Sea Change, based on the novel by Elizabeth Jane Howard. She also will star in the pic, while Mark Strong is currently in talks to play her husband.
Rocket Science will handle worldwide sales at next week's European Film Market in Berlin.
The Sea Change focuses on a group of people who re-evaluate loss, love and human connection when they »
- Patrick Shanley
Rocket Science announced today that Academy Award Nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (I've Loved You So Long, The English Patient, The Darkest Hour) is set to make her directorial debut with romantic drama, The Sea Change, based on Elizabeth Jane Howard's critically acclaimed novel of the same name. Rebecca Lenkiewicz, writer of the Academy Award winning film Ida and Disobedience (currently shooting with Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams) has adapted the novel for screen, and Barnaby Thompson (Easy Virtue, The Importance of Being Earnest, St Trinian's) will produce for Fragile Films.
Scott Thomas will also star as Lillian, and Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty, Kingsman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) is in talks to play her husband, Emmanuel. Principal photography is scheduled to begin later this year in the UK and Europe. Rocket Science will handle international and Us domestic sales commencing at Berlin Efm.
The Sea Change is about a »
Na na na na na na na na Bat Merch! The Lego® Batman Movie hits cinemas February 10 and we’re giving you the chance to be more like Batman and win an awesome bundle of Gotham’s finest prizes including a Batman Cap, Activity Set, Batman/Robin/Batgirl kid’s T-shirt, Sticker Set, Umbrella and a Tablet Case!
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego® Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
- Paul Heath
Lerner and Trevor Short will continue to operate Millennium, which was launched in 1996 as a subsidiary of Nu Image.
The most successful Millennium titles during Gill’s tenure included “The Expendables 2” and “The Expendables 3,” which combined for $530 million in worldwide grosses, along with Gerard Butler’s “Olympus Has Fallen” and “London Has Fallen” which took in more than $370 million. Gill also attempted to buy the company but was unsuccesful in making a deal.
Gill joined Millennium in 2011 after his company the Film Department closed down. That company’s top performer was “Law Abiding Citizen,” which grossed $133 million at the worldwide box office.
- Dave McNary
“Lion” received nods for best picture along with supporting actor for Dev Patel, supporting actress for Nicole Kidman, adapted screenplay for Luke Davies, cinematography for Greig Fraser, and score for Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka.
The movie is based on the book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose, telling the story of Brierly’s life from his losing contact with his family in India at the age of five, being adopted by an Australian family, and reuniting with his Indian family more than two decades later.
Oscar Nominations: Complete List
- Dave McNary
Cmg is planning a theatrical release for June to coincide with the 73rd anniversary of the 1944 invasion. Miranda Richardson and John Slattery also star in “Churchill,” directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”) from a script by Alex von Tunzelmann.
The film is set in June, 1944, as a million Allied forces are assembled on the south coast of England on the brink of the greatest invasion in history with the landing on the beaches of Normandy, France – the first step in the campaign to free Europe from Nazi Germany. But Churchill fears that if the invasion fails, history will remember him chiefly as an architect of carnage.
- Dave McNary
‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)
By: Carson Blackwelder
It’s beginning to look like La La Land is going to sweep the entire awards season all the way through the Oscars — and to make history in the process. The L.A.-set musical that is chock full of Hollywood magic has been dominating every major awards show thus far and is poised to tie the record for garnering the most Oscar nominations — and potentially wins — for a film ever.
At this point La La Land has bested its closest competition — such as Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea — at the biggest award shows. For the Critics’ Choice Awards it led the pack with 12 nominations (ultimately winning eight of them) and for the BAFTAs it overshadowed the others with 11 nominations (with results coming on February 12). La La Land’s biggest achievement thus far, though, is probably becoming the most-awarded »
- Carson Blackwelder
We’re pleased to be sharing this podcast conversation with legendary editor Walter Murch, conducted by Glenn Kiser and including questions from other leading sound designers including Randy Thom, Gary Rydstrom, and Ren Klyce, for the Dolby Institute Conversations with Sound Artists series. In this first part, he discusses documentaries’ effects on contemporary films, as well as aspects of his work on four of his most famous films: Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The Godfather and The English Patient. We’ll post part two of the podcast tomorrow. »
- Filmmaker Staff
For the second week of January, horror and sci-fi fans have another relatively quiet week of home entertainment releases to look forward to this Tuesday. Scream Factory has given the underrated thriller Dead of Winter an HD overhaul on their upcoming Blu-ray, and Severin Films is resurrecting the cult classic The Survivor with a brand new 2K transfer.
Other releases for January 10th include Under the Shadow, B.C. Butcher, The Harrow, The Summoning, and the double feature Blu-ray of Crystal Lake Memories and Never Sleep Again.
Katie McGovern will do anything to make it as an actress…even if it kills her.
Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen* and Roddy McDowell star in the chilling Dead Of Winter. When struggling actress Katie (Steenburgen) is offered the opportunity to replace an actress who has suffered an emotional breakdown during a film shoot, she jumps at »
- Heather Wixson
Neck-chomping culebras will make house calls this February when Entertainment One unleashes the third season of El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series on Blu-ray and DVD, and we have a look at the cover art and sizable list of bonus features for the ravenous release.
Press Release: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Season Three
Street Date: February 7, 2017
Blu-ray/DVD Srp: $49.99/$38.99
The Loaded 3-Disc Set Features All 10 Unedited Episodes and Exclusive Extras from the Recently-Wrapped Third Season of the Action-Packed, Horror-Filled Series Starring D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González and Guest Stars Including Ana de la Reguara and Tom Savini
This February, home audiences will be whisked deep into the vortex of a culebra underworld on the verge exploding in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Season Three. Across 10 new horror-packed episodes, Miramax and El Rey's fan-favorite, supernatural crime saga returns on loaded blu-ray and DVD, »
- Derek Anderson
By: Carson Blackwelder
Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein have been fixtures in the film biz for decades and have produced some of the biggest movies that have hit the big screen. And when it comes to Oscars — particularly the best picture category — they’ve amassed numerous nominations and wins, from their time at Miramax to The Weinstein Company, with Lion poised to be the 27th to-date.
Lion is up against some big threats in the best picture category at the 2017 Oscars, but The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg — this site’s namesake — lists it as a frontrunner. Other films in contention include La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hell or High Water, Hacksaw Ridge, Fences, Hidden Figures, Arrival, and Sully. If nominated, Lion — directed by Garth Davis and features the likes of Dev Patel and »
- Carson Blackwelder
15 items from 2017
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