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Final Poster for 'The Giver' Released

26 June 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Giver, the sci-fi period piece starring Jeff Bridges, has gotten itself a new poster. It can be viewed below, in anticipation of its August 15 release:

The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. The Giver is based on »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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9 movies that prove why nostalgia isn't always a good thing

18 June 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Remember that thing you loved from your childhood? It's coming back. We're not talking specifics here, we're talking everything.

New movies or TV shows revolving around everything from Scooby Doo to Ninja Turtles, Danger Mouse and Bananaman are on the horizon - you could accuse producers of running out of new ideas, but how long before they run out of old ideas?

Nostalgia can give you a warm and fuzzy feeling, but sometimes it isn't always a good thing. Digital Spy suggests 9 instances when looking back to the past resulted in a questionable present:

The Saint (1997)

A movie adaptation of popular TV series The Saint had been mooted for some time. It finally limped into cinemas in 1997 with Val Kilmer as Simon Templar - he was no Roger Moore, but let's face it, who is?

The film, which is a relatively low-key (if somewhat eccentric) spy caper, suffered because it »

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9 movies that prove why nostalgia isn't always a good thing

18 June 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Remember that thing you loved from your childhood? It's coming back. We're not talking specifics here, we're talking everything.

New movies or TV shows revolving around everything from Scooby Doo to Ninja Turtles, Danger Mouse and Bananaman are on the horizon - you could accuse producers of running out of new ideas, but how long before they run out of old ideas?

Nostalgia can give you a warm and fuzzy feeling, but sometimes it isn't always a good thing. Digital Spy suggests 9 instances when looking back to the past resulted in a questionable present:

The Saint (1997)

A movie adaptation of popular TV series The Saint had been mooted for some time. It finally limped into cinemas in 1997 with Val Kilmer as Simon Templar - he was no Roger Moore, but let's face it, who is?

The film, which is a relatively low-key (if somewhat eccentric) spy caper, suffered because it »

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Brenton Thwaites Discovers Color in Full Trailer for Sci-Fi 'The Giver'

4 June 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"When the elders need guidance, I provide wisdom, using memories of the past." Following the batch of character posters that featured just a stripe of color running through the black and white images of various characters from The Giver, the sci-fi adaptation gets shown off even more in the full theatrical trailer. The film seems to unfold as a science fiction sort of Pleasantville as the black and white world of Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is invaded by color, as he learns more about the all too ideal community in which he lives, thanks to the wisdom of Jeff Bridges, the titular guide and keeper of wisdom from the past. Watch! Here's the full trailer for Phillip Noyce's The Giver, originally from Yahoo: The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Saint, Catch a Fire, Salt) and adapted by newcomer Michael Mitnick. The haunting story, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Taylor Swift Has an Evil Twin on Eight 'The Giver' Character Posters

23 May 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Even when there's plenty of characters that fans will know in films like X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Hobbit, The Avengers or other blockbuster films with ensemble casts, the idea of character posters is just wasteful and pointless. But here we are with some character posters for the adaptation of the revered sci-fi young adult novel The Giver. This has an impressive cast, but not necessarily worthy of character posters, especially when most general audiences don't know these characters. Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites & Taylor Swift looking like her evil twin from another dimension are here and more. Here's the character posters for Phillip Noyce's The Giver from Imp Awards: The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Saint, Catch a Fire, Salt) and adapted by newcomer Michael Mitnick. The haunting story, adapted from Lois Lowry's young adult book of the same name, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Indian Film Festival of Melbourne celebrates India Cinema Down Under

15 May 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2014, presented by the Victorian Government, finally came to a close on Sunday. The 11-day celebration brought Melbourne to a stop as people from all walks of life and ethnicity joined in to enjoy the films and the various events.

The festival was opened by the one and only Amitabh Bachchan with the Australian premiere of Sholay 3D. Bachchan interacted with his fans and answered questions about his films and career with his inimitable wit and candour. The 600-strong audience was left mesmerised as he recited some of the most loved poems written by his father. Bachchan was also honoured by the Victorian government and the festival at the glittering inaugural Iffm Awards night at Melbourne’s iconic Princess Theatre.

The heritage listed theatre came alive with roaring appreciation as the awards were given out to the much-loved stars from Bollywood – Bachchan (International Screen Icon »

- Stacey Yount

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‘The Saint’ To Be Resurrected By The Writer of ‘Prey’?

30 April 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Those enjoying ITV chase thriller Prey here in the UK may be interested to know that writer Chris Lunt is attached to a prospective remake of classic character The Saint. Created by Leslie Charteris in 1928, Simon Templar (aka the title character) is a gentleman criminal for hire who gets into numerous jet-setting scrapes, with the brand’s infamous and vaguely effeminate stick man logo recognized across the globe.

There have been numerous adaptations, but the best known is the 1960s Itc series starring Sir Roger Moore. Val Kilmer was cast in a successful but unsatisfying movie in 1997 and a pilot was shot last year with British actor Adam Rayner and Eliza Dushku, produced by and featuring Moore, which failed to take off.

Now Lunt and co-writer Ed Whitmore (Hallam Foe) hope to relaunch the brand with an as-yet unknown star. Lunt remarked:

I think we need to find a Roger Moore-type character. »

- Steve Palace

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The Saint: New TV series being developed by Prey's Chris Lunt

30 April 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A new version of classic TV series The Saint is being developed.

Prey writer Chris Lunt revealed on BBC Radio 5 Live today (April 29) that he has been hired to write a brand new version of the classic spy series starring Sir Roger Moore.

"I'm doing a reboot of The Saint, just script commissions at the moment, they are not guaranteed at the moment, but yes - that's quite exciting," he said.

Lunt explained that he will be heading to Hollywood with writer Ed Whitmore (Silent Witness), and that it will "have a very British feel" and will be "shot half in the UK and Europe and half globally".

He continued: "It's been produced by this American production company but they're looking for a British broadcaster to come attached. I've got a meeting with Sky soon."

Last year, The Saint was adapted for a new series by production company Mpca, starring Adam Rayner as Simon Templar. »

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Prey writer tackling reboot of The Saint

30 April 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 30 Apr 2014 - 15:34

Chris Lunt, along with Ed Whitmore, is working on a new TV show of The Saint. Calling Simon Templar...

Work is underway on the latest reboot of The Saint, the role and series made famous by Roger Moore in the 1960s. He defined the part of Simon Templar in the show, and thus when Val Kilmer had a go with an ill-fated movie version in 1997, a torch was not held to the mighty Moore.

The new version is being penned by Chris Lunt, with the news breaking off the back of the raging success of his new endeavour, Prey, of which episode one was screened on ITV on Monday. Prey, if you missed it, is worth catching up on.

Lunt broke the news in an interview on Radio Five, and has also confirmed that he's working on the show with Ed Whitmore. At this time, »

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Watch: Brenton Thwaites is the Receiver in Short New 'The Giver' Spot

21 April 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following the recent original horror flick Oculus, we're still due for quite the dose of newcomer Brenton Thwaites this year. The young actor leads the sci-fi indie The Signal, has a supporting role as Prince Phillip in Maleficent and stars alongside Jeff Bridges in the adaptation of the revered sci-fi novel The Giver. Now a new trailer has arrived for the film that also features Meryl Streep and Katie Holmes, combining some footage from the original teaser with some of the new bits that popped up in the recent featurette. While the book is held in high esteem, we're not sure if the film can offer anything fresh in the Ya market. Here's the new trailer for Phillip Noyce's The Giver straight from The Weinstein Company: The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Saint, Catch a Fire, Salt) and adapted by newcomer Michael Mitnick. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: Jeff Bridges is 'The Giver' in Ya Sci-Fi Adaptation First Trailer

19 March 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"There's something missing from our lives, something that has been stolen." With Divergent poised to hit theaters this weekend, a more iconic young adult sci-fi book is coming to theaters later this year with The Giver. Based on Lois Lowry's Newbury Medal winning book of the same name, the film follows Jonas (Brandon Thwaites), who lives in a content, future dystopian society that feels a little too familiar to the rest of the young adult adaptations we've been seeing. But after being given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory, he begins to unravel the secrets behind his community, and they might be rather disturbing. Maybe Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep will give this iconic tale the weight it needs. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Phillip Noyce's adaptation of The Giver from The Weinstein Company: The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, »

- Ethan Anderton

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The Saint, The Champions: What was the secret of '60s cult TV?

21 January 2014 6:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The sad passing of actress Alexandra Bastedo earlier this month saw many recalling and celebrating her work on '60s spy-fi series The Champions - just one entry in the canon of cult programme makers Itc Entertainment.

Though it also branched out into film production - with the likes of 1976's The Eagle Has Landed and 1982's The Dark Crystal - Itc was best known throughout the 1960s and '70s for its raft of cult TV programming, with shows like The Champions making an indelible screen icon of Bastedo and others like her.

These shows are now world-renowned - The Saint, The Prisoner, Thunderbirds - but the team behind them still go sadly unsung.

This week, the Week in Geek is looking to redress the balance with a fond tribute to Itc Entertainment - one of the UK's very best, most influential production teams.

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