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News Bits: Wars, See, Jobs, Beasts, Wanted

5 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Star Wars: Episode VIII

Tim Burton's regular production designer Rick Heinrichs has come onboard Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII" in that capacity.

Heinrichs has served as production designer on films such as "Sleepy Hollow," "Fargo," "The Big Lebowski," the second and third "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, "The Wolfman," "Frankenweenie" and "Captain America: The First Avenger". [Source: Variety]

Now You See Me 2

The sequel to the illusionist heist thriller "Now You See Me" has scored an official title - "Now You See Me: The Second Act".

In the new film, the Four Horsemen resurface and find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet. [Source: Coming Soon]

Steve Jobs Biopic

Universal has officially picked up the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic about tech visionary and late Apple chief Steve Jobs, nabbing the project after Sony put it in turnaround last week. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Star Wars 8' Gets 'Captain America' Production Designer

5 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As anticipation grows for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, arriving in theaters this weekend, Star Wars: Episode VIII is firming up its behind-the-scenes team. Rick Heinrichs has officially come aboard the project to serve as production designer. His previous movies include Captain America: The First Avenger and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Aside from the June announcement that Rian Johnson will write and direct both Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, Rick Heinrichs is the only other confirmed crew member announced regarding these follow-ups to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We reported in August that Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley will be back for the sequels. That has never been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilm.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is slated to hit theaters sometime in 2017, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off, »

- MovieWeb

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Below the Line Bookings

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked production designers Rick Heinrichs (above left, “Captain America: The First Avenger”) on Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and Carol Spier (above right, “Pacific Rim”) on Hulu’s “11/22/63”; and cinematographer George Steel (“The Honorable Woman”) on BBC miniseries “War and Peace.” The agency has also booked production designer Joseph Garrity and costume designer Karyn Wagner, who both worked on “Cake,” on Bruce Beresford’s “Cook.”

Apa has booked editors Wyatt Smith (“Into the Woods”) on Scott Derrickson’s “Doctor Strange”; Alan Cody (“Black Sails”) on TNT’s “Lumen” pilot, helmed by Joe Johnston; Alex Marquez (“Savages”) on Netflix’s “Narcos” series, directed by Guillermo Navarro; and Andy Keir (“Crossbones”) on season 1 of We TV’s “South of Hell,” directed by Eli Roth. The agency has signed costume designer Christopher Lawrence (“Ray Donovan”) and first Ad Atilla Salih Yucer (“Rosewater”).

Worldwide Production Agency has placed d. »

- Peter Caranicas

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Below the Line Bookings

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Sandra Marsh & Assoc. has booked production designers Rick Heinrichs (above left, “Captain America: The First Avenger”) on Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and Carol Spier (above right, “Pacific Rim”) on Hulu’s “11/22/63”; and cinematographer George Steel (“The Honorable Woman”) on BBC miniseries “War and Peace.” The agency has also booked production designer Joseph Garrity and costume designer Karyn Wagner, who both worked on “Cake,” on Bruce Beresford’s “Cook.”

Apa has booked editors Wyatt Smith (“Into the Woods”) on Scott Derrickson’s “Doctor Strange”; Alan Cody (“Black Sails”) on TNT’s “Lumen” pilot, helmed by Joe Johnston; Alex Marquez (“Savages”) on Netflix’s “Narcos” series, directed by Guillermo Navarro; and Andy Keir (“Crossbones”) on season 1 of We TV’s “South of Hell,” directed by Eli Roth. The agency has signed costume designer Christopher Lawrence (“Ray Donovan”) and first Ad Atilla Salih Yucer (“Rosewater”).

Worldwide Production Agency has placed d. »

- Peter Caranicas

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Watch: 20-Minute Auteur Analysis Of The Coen Brothers’ Career

24 November 2014 10:34 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Among the most influential and important filmmakers of their generation, The Coen Brothers continue to pump out modern masterpieces (“Fargo," “No Country For Old Men," “Barton Fink," “A Serious Man”), solid genre-subverting efforts (“True Grit,” “Miller’s Crossing,” "The Big Lebowski," perhaps the greatest noir-comedy of all time), as well as the occasional dud (“The Ladykillers,” “Intolerable Cruelty”). As filmmakers, Joel and Ethan Coen find a sweet spot between technical and thematic predictability and subversive originality. There are many visual approaches, character archetypes and themes that link their films, yet they still manage to construct works that are original and unpredictable, especially when those works are expected to fit inside the mold of a certain genre. Vimeo user Grant Pichla’s twenty-minute dissection covers the brothers’ use of similar themes, characters, dialogue and visual styles, their tendency to create »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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AFI Fest Announces Jury and Audience Award Winners

13 November 2014 6:50 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

AFI Fest 2014 presented by Audi today announced this year’s Jury and Audience Awards for features and short films included in the festivals New Auteur and Shorts programs. The New Auteurs section highlights first and second-time feature film directors and the Shorts selections represent diverse and varied international perspectives. Grand Jury Awards were presented to Self Made (Boreg), which received the New Auteurs Critics’ Award, and to The Tribe (Plemya), which received the Vizio Visionary Special Jury Award. Buffalo Juggalos by Scott Cummings received the Live Action Short Award, and Yearbook by Bernardo Britto received the Animated Short Award. Special Jury Award winners went to GÜEROS and Violet. Red Army, GÜEROS, 10,000 Km and The Midnight Swim received Audience Awards.

Select award-winning films will screen again today at the Chinese 6 Theatres. Admission is available to AFI Fest 2014 pass holders and the general public via the rush line, which begins forming one »

- Michelle McCue

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Oscar Buzz: Can Roger Deakins Finally Win A Best Cinematography Oscar With 'Unbroken'?

12 November 2014 9:03 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Roger Deakins is about as close to being a household name as you can get for a cinematographer. That's a relative term, obviously: the man or woman on the street probably can't pick him from a line-up. But anyone with even a little bit of cinephile DNA will know that Deakins is one of the top Directors of Photography in the world, a man who's collaborated with the Coens (most regularly), Martin Scorsese and Andrew Dominik, who's lensed Bond movies and Oscar winners, and who's seemingly incapable of making  an unattractive movie. He's also an eleven-time Oscar nominee, and a zero-time Oscar winner, marking him among the most prominent permanent awards bridesmaids around. Deakins was nominated for "The Shawshank Redemption," "Fargo," "Kundun," "O Brother Where Art Thou," "The Man Who Wasn't There," "No Country For Old Men," "The Assassination Of Jesse James," "The Reader," "True Grit," »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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First Look At George Lucas' 'Strange Magic'

12 November 2014 1:20 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

George Lucas' Strange Magic will be released by Touchstone Pictures next January. The animated comedy is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The film feature popular songs from the past six decades. This will be the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

With a story by George Lucas, Strange Magic is directed by Gary Rydstrom (Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation, Lifted), produced by Mark S. Miller (associate producer Mars Attacks!) and executive produced by Lucas, with a screenplay by David Berenbaum (Elf), Irene Mecchi (Brave, The Lion King) and Rydstrom. 

Strange Magic will be voiced by Alan Cumming (CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Broadway’s “Cabaret”), Evan Rachel Wood (“The Ides of March”), Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway’s “Wicked”), Maya Rudolph (“Big Hero 6,” “Bridesmaids”), Sam Palladio (ABC »

- Laura Frances

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Disney and Lucasfilm Team Up Brings You Strange Magic

11 November 2014 5:48 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney and Lucasfilms are teaming up to bring us a new film called Strange Magic.  Check out the details.

You heard right, Disney is working with Lucasfilm and George Lucas himself for the animated film Strange Magic.

Set to hit theaters on January 23, 2015 Lucas has writen the film and Gary Rydstrom will direct.

Check out the details from the Press Release:

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015.  “Strange Magic” is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream.”

Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award®-winning film “Rango,” bring to life the fanciful forest »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Mike Petty)

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Lucasfilm Announces Animation Strange Magic For This January

11 November 2014 3:10 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Well, that was unexpected. Today, Lucasfilm announced that it will be bringing us an animated film titled Strange Magic in just three short months. Touchstone Pictures will be releasing the project, inspired by William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” into theaters on January 23rd, 2015.

Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Alfred Molina, Peter Stormare and Elijah Kelley all lend their voices to the film, playing magical creatures such as goblins, elves, fairies and imps who come to blows over a magic potion. Musical interludes help to tell the story, with Strange Magic incorporating “popular songs from the past six decades.”

Gary Rydstrom, a seven-time Oscar winner for his work as a sound designer on films as diverse as Saving Private Ryan, Titanic and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, will direct from an original idea by George Lucas. Rydstrom’s experience isn’t limited to sound work – he also helmed Oscar-nominated, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Lucasfilm Ltd.’s Strange Magic Gets A January 23, 2015 Release Date

11 November 2014 12:08 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Strange Magic © & Tm 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Here’s your first look at the new animated film Strange Magic.

Walt Disney Studios announced today that the movie, from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015.

The film is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award-winning film Rango, bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects.

With a story by George Lucas, Strange Magic is directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”), produced by Mark S . Miller (associate producer “Mars Attacks!”) and executive produced by George Lucas, »

- Michelle McCue

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Disney Announces George Lucas Animated Musical 'Strange Magic'

11 November 2014 9:58 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney announced today that George Lucas has secretly been working on an animated musical for release early next year. Strange Magic is a new film from Lucasfilm Ltd. that will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015.&#160

Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.&#160

Lucasfilm Animation Singapore&#160and&#160Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011's Academy Award&#174-winning film Rango, bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects.

With a story by George Lucas, Strange Magic is directed by Gary Rydstrom ("Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation," "Lifted"), produced by Mark S. Miller&#160(associate producer "Mars Attacks!")&#160and executive produced by George Lucas, »

- MovieWeb

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William H. Macy, Joan Allen join Brie Larson in captive drama 'Room'

11 November 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Emma Donoghue's "Room" is a tremendous book. Centering on a mother and son locked up against their will in a finished shed, under watch by a man they know little about, the story blossoms from a self-contained kidnapping narrative into an emotionally complex character study as psyches crack. The novel’s structure would prove difficult to adapt in typical three-act screenplay structure. That isn’t stopping "Frank" and "What Richard Did" director Lenny Abrahamson, who starts shooting his adaptation of "Room" with a cast capable of tacking its physically demanding roles. Brie Larson will star in the film alongside just announced castmembers William H. Macy, Joan Allen, and "Smurfs 2" actor Jacob Tremblay as the son. Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park also join the cast. Hoping for Gillian Flynn-like results, Donoghue adapts from her own novel. The film begins shooting this week at Pinewood Studios. A24 picked up U. »

- Matt Patches

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Afm: Brainstorm Media Picks Up U.S. Rights To ‘I Am Here’ From TrustNordisk

7 November 2014 12:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

La-based distributor Brainstorm Media has acquired North American rights to Anders Morgenthaler’s drama “I Am Here” starring Kim Basinger.

Deal was negotiated between Susan Wendt, TrustNordisk’s head of sales and Meyer Shwarzstein, Brainstorm Media’s president.

“We feel privileged to have acquired this film. Anders Morgenthaler’s filmmaking is imaginative and Kim Basinger’s performance is enthralling.  We are convinced it will be well-received by critics and audiences alike,” said Brainstorm Media prexy Meyer Shwarzstein.

Basinger stars as a successful business exec who struggles to have a child and sets out on a desperate and perilous quest to realize her dream of motherhood.

I Am Here” stars Peter Stormare (“Fargo”), Jordan Prentice (“Mirror, Mirror”) and Sebastian Schipper (“Run Lola Run”).

Pic is produced by Zentropa Entertainments32, co-produced by Zentropa Entertainments Berlin, One Two Films, exec produced by Zentropa, Network Movie/Zdf.

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- Elsa Keslassy

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Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail Caesar!’ To Start Filming Monday

7 November 2014 3:24 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest feature Hail Caesar! is to start filming Monday in Los Angeles on location and in studios. The film, which boasts a starry cast including George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Jonah HillRalph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johannson and Alden Ehrenreich, is a Hollywood satire set in the 1950s.

As usual, the Coen brothers wrote and directed the film, which is a Working Title/Mike Zoss production.

Hail Caesar! represents the eighth collaboration between the Coen brothers and Working Title production powerhouses Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The quartet previously worked together on A Serious Man, Burn After Reading, The Man Who Wasn’t There, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, Fargo and The Hudsucker Proxy.

Universe will release the film domestically February 5, 2016.

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- Ali Jaafar

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Coens’ Hail, Caesar! to begin shooting Monday

7 November 2014 3:10 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

George Clooney and Josh Brolin star in the film set in 1950s Hollywood.

Hail, Caesar!, Joel and Ethan Coen’s next film is set to begin principal photography on Monday (Nov 10) in studios and on location in Los Angeles.

Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Alden Ehrenreich and Jonah Hill star in the film set in Hollywood in the 1950’s.

The Coen brothers wrote and will direct the film.

Brolin plays Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who works to keep the studio’s stars in line. Clooney plays a movie star who is kidnapped while filming a Roman epic and spends the film dressed in period garb.

The film is a Working Title/Mike Zoss Production and is being produced by the Coens and Working Title FilmsEric Fellner and Tim Bevan

It marks the eigth film collaboration between the Coen Brothers and Working Title following »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’ to Start Shooting Monday

7 November 2014 3:05 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Hail, Caesar!” is to start shooting Monday in studios and on location in Los Angeles, sources close to the production have confirmed.

Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Alden Ehrenreich and Jonah Hill star in the film set in Hollywood in the 1950s.

The Coen Brothers wrote and will direct the film, which is a Working Title/Mike Zoss Production, and is being produced by the Coen Brothers and Working Title FilmsEric Fellner and Tim Bevan.

“Hail, Caesar!” marks the eighth film collaboration between the Coen Brothers and Working Title following “A Serious Man,” “Burn After Reading,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Fargo” and “The Hudsucker Proxy.”

Universal has dated the film for a February 2016 release date in the U.S.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Afm 2014: Eli Roth’s Clown Ready for His Close-Up

31 October 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The first bit of artwork for the Eli Roth-produced flick Clown, starring Peter Stormare (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Fargo) and Laura Allen (From Within, The Collective), has arrived to get in your face. Check it out if you dare!… Continue Reading →

The post Afm 2014: Eli Roth’s Clown Ready for His Close-Up appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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Coens' 'Hail, Caesar!' gets a release date, Roger Deakins talks going back to film

29 October 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Universal Pictures has announced that the Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!," starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes and Scarlett Johansson, among others, will be released on Feb. 5, 2016. That effectively removes it from much awards season discussion that year, but you could sort of gather that, given the subject matter and apparent tone of the film. Like "The Hudsucker Proxy," "The Big Lebowski" and "Burn After Reading" — romps that came after heady prestige pics like "Barton Fink," "Fargo" and "No Country for Old Men" — "Hail, Caesar!" looks like the boys just having a bit of fun. What's interesting about the film, which begins shooting in Los Angeles next month, is that it marks cinematographer Roger Deakins' first trip back to the world of celluloid since his last collaboration with the filmmaker siblings, "True Grit." That was four years ago. He has since embraced digital photography, preferring the Arri Alexa camera on films like "In Time, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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The Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Sets Early 2016 Release Date, Official Synopsis Revealed

29 October 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The stigma of a movie being released in the first few months of the year seems to be fading. Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects" hit in February 2013, Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" arrived this past March, and Michael Mann's "Blackhat" is coming next January. And now, a pair of auteurs are also looking at a winter release. Universal has set the Coen Brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" with a February 5, 2016 release. The starry comedy now has an official synopsis too. Check out all the details in the press release below. ----- Universal Pictures’ Hail, Caesar! will be released on Friday, February 5, 2016. About Hail, Caesar! Four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old MenTrue Grit,Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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