9 items from 2015
Marc Streitenfeld — the composer of “Prometheus,” “American Gangster” and the upcoming “Poltergeist” — can trace his musical roots back to a 19th-century troubadour whose family was executed after he wrote a song mocking the emperor of Germany.
“Which is funny, you know?” he says, laughing in his spacious, comfortable Venice, Calif., studio just days after completing the mix for the “Poltergeist” soundtrack. “That’s the only family musical connection I can find.”
It must have been enough.
The 40-year-old German native has joined the ranks of billion-dollar composers with five films for director Ridley Scott, including “Gangster” and “Prometheus,” and four more for other directors including “The Grey,” “Killing Them Softly” and “After the Fall.” He’s now scoring the series “Hand of God” for Amazon.
It seems like a meteoric rise, considering he’s only been composing for nine years. But this ex-guitarist has been working in various capacities in »
- Jon Burlingame
Having made his mark as one part of the Neveldine/Taylor filmmaking duo (co-directors of Crank, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance), Mark Neveldine’s first solo effort, the Michael Peña-led good vs. evil film The Vatican Tapes, is set to possess horror audiences when it hits theaters this July 24th, via Pantelion Films. The official one sheet and trailer for the demonic horror film has made its way online, and judging from the trailer, it looks like Neveldine is applying the same breakneck speed, frantic pacing that he and Taylor have become quite well known for executing in their films. I’m curious to see how he does as a solo director, and this could very well be quite the entertaining possession flick.
- Jerry Smith
British director Gil Kenan proved his atmospheric take on the horror and fantasy genres with his movies Monster House and City of Ember. Now, with legendary filmmaker and producer Sam Raimi (Spiderman, Evil Dead, The Grudge), Kenan directs the remake of the classic 1982 horror movie Poltergeist.
Poltergeist contemporizes the scary tale about a family – starring Sam Rockwell (Moon, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) and Rosemarie DeWitt (Cinderella Man, Rachel Getting Married) – whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces.
When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter (Kennedi Clements) captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
- Michelle McCue
Kids and parents across North America will soon be enamored by the world famous little bee named Maya and her insect friends when the international smash hit Maya The Bee Movie makes its buzz-worthy debut on DVD and on two-disc Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and digital) from Shout! Factory Kids on May 19, 2015.
Already a great box office success in much of the world, Maya The Bee Movie, based on the well-known children’s novel and popular animated series in Europe, Australia and Asia, offers an immersive cinematic adventure into a spectacular macroscopic world. This highly anticipated animated feature brings to life an enchanting story of »
- Michelle McCue
The Imf is fighting to survive and Tom Cruise hangs off the side of a plane in the first trailer for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, previously titled Mission: Impossible 5. After rock climbing in John Woo’s Mission: Impossible 2, then skyscraper climbing the tallest man-made structure in the world in Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible […]
Read The Debut Trailer for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation on Filmonic.
Paramount delivered the first Mission Impossible 5 trailer yesterday with the promise of a full trailer today and it has arrived as the first full look at Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is directly below. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Rogue Nation sees Tom Cruise back as Ethan Hunt as he and his team take on a mission to eradicate the Syndicate, an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the Imf. I couldn't help but see the first trailer as it played all over television yesterday and it seemed a little like a mash-up of all the other Mission: Impossible films to this point. There are the massive action set pieces, complete with the motorcycle chase mimicking the car chase at the beginning of Mission: Impossible 2 and, of course, the high-flying Cruise on the actual wing of an airplane during takeoff and landing. Then the »
- Brad Brevet
"Where is Hunt?" After some trouble seemed to be brewing over getting a real ending together for Mission: Impossible 5, which was worrisome since the film was moved to a July release instead of the later December arrival, the film now has a title, poster and a quick teaser trailer. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation sees the Imf team battling a secret organization that is basically the antithesis to everything the team has been fighting for, and everyone is at risk. The teaser trailer shows action that's bordering on the silliness of Mission: Impossible 2, but there's also stylistic flares of the first film, so I'm not sure what to think. Watch! First teaser trailer for Christopher McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation from YouTube: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) and written by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) and video game scribe Will Staples. »
- Ethan Anderton
Based on the novel by Juko Nishmura, the story follows a prosecutor who is framed for robbery and rape and sets out on a one-man mission to clear his name.
“When I found out that John was a huge fan of the late Ken Takakura, I immediately gave him a call, trying to convince him to direct the film for us.”
Woo adds: “By chance I was mourning the loss of Takakura when Peter called and I accepted the challenge in a heartbeat.”
Manhunt is set to go before the cameras later this year. You can watch the original »
- Scott J. Davis
The project, produced by Hong Kong’s Media Asia, sees a prosecutor framed for robbery, rape and multiple murders. He sets out on a strenuous solo mission to clear his name.
The book “Kimi yo Funnu no Kawa o Watare” (aka “Hot Pursuit”) by Juko Nishimura was previously adapted as a movie in Japan in 1976, directed by Junya Sato, and starring Ken Takakura (“Black Rain”) as the prosecutor. In 1978 it was the first foreign film released in China after the end of China’s ‘Cultural Revolution,’ and became a massive hit.
Media Asia confirmed that the film will start shooting in 2015, which makes it Woo’s next film after he completes two part wartime epic “The Crossing.” Woo was previously attached to an ambitious aerial project “Flying Tigers” focused on how Chinese and U. »
- Patrick Frater
9 items from 2015
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