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Premium cable network to adapt Vietnam War book into limited series.
The Vietnam War adaption will focus on lives on all sides during pivotal the Tet Offensive by Vietnamese forces. Characters include a seemingly innocent Vietnamese schoolgirl turned hardened revolutionary; a Marine captain from Pennsylvania who becomes a war hero; a Hanoi teacher who fights as an infantryman for the North Vietnamese army; and Us president Lyndon B. Johnson.
The network is reportedly planning to begin filming on the series at the end of this year in Asia.
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The film, directed by Barry Levinson, focuses on the sexual assault scandal that rocked the university and tarnished Paterno's legacy.
According to Variety, the film's synopsis states, "After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Joe Paterno is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims."
Pacino has been attached to a Paterno film since »
David Crow May 9, 2017
Clarence Darrow is certainly one of the most famous lawyers in American history. A leading figure in the Aclu’s infancy, Darrow was the defence lawyer during the first 'Trial of the Century' in 1925 regarding the killers Leopold and Loeb, and he famously defended the right to teach evolution against William Jennings Bryan in the Scopes Trial that same year. It hence stands to reason that more films about the legendary figure’s career would eventually make it to the screen beyond the fictionalised account of Scopes in Inherit the Wind (1960).
Thus enter Arc Of Justice, a new budding courtroom drama that explores the turbulent and still vital struggle of race in America during the NAACP’s early days. As according to Variety »
Vietnam War adaption will focus on lives on all sides during pivotal Tet Offensive.
Mann, the Oscar-winning director of Collateral, The Insider, and Heat, will direct multiple episodes and produce alongside De Luca, the Fifty Shades Darker producer who recently co-produced the Oscar telecast.
Hue 1968 took Bowden, the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down, five years to write and focuses on lives on all sides of the conflict during the pivotal Tet Offensive. Grove Atlantic will publish the book on June 6.
Characters include a seemingly innocent Vietnamese schoolgirl turned hardened revolutionary; a Marine captain from Pennsylvania who becomes a war hero; a Hanoi teacher who fights as an infantryman for the North Vietnamese army; and Us president Lyndon B. Johnson.
“Mark Bowden’s written a masterpiece of intensely dramatic non-fiction,” Mann said. “Bowden »
The wait is nearly over, as this week marks the beginning of the first-ever Overlook Film Festival. Daily Dead is proud to sponsor and attend the horror genre celebration, and fans and industry professionals alike will have plenty to look forward to, as new panels, juries for judging shorts and features, and an additional interactive game have now been announced.
We have the press release with full details below, and to learn more, visit the official website for The Overlook Film Festival.
Press Release: Whether you're coming up for the afternoon or the entire weekend: a full Overlook schedule is now available in one place so you can easily plan your festival experience and make sure you don't miss a thing! Of course, we're still adding incredible programing to the calendar so check back often.
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Newly added to Saturday: panel discussions! Available to all pass holders. »
- Derek Anderson
Screen legends Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio may be set to team with director Martin Scorsese on a new film. Both actors have worked with Scorsese multiple times in the past; De Niro on Mean Streets, Casino, Goodfellas and more and DiCaprio on Shutter Island, The Wolf Of Wall Street and The Aviator amongst many others, but they have never worked with each other on a Scorsese film, so reports Deadline.
Here’s the story from book’s synopsis:
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. »
- Paul Heath
The upcoming Dune reboot is now one step closer to becoming a reality. Legendary Pictures has already hired Arrival director Denis Villeneuve to helm the project, but now the movie has a writer as well. The studio has reportedly hired veteran screenwriter Eric Roth to pen the screenplay for this new version of Dune, which looks to be a major priority for Legendary Pictures moving forward.
Variety is reporting that the Forrest Gump writer has officially been brought on board to write the new Dune movie, which Legendary Pictures secured the rights to make last November. The studio closed a deal with author Frank Herbert's estate, not only for this new rebooted movie, but for TV projects related to Dune as well. But it will be Eric Roth who sets the tone for this new take on Dune. No pressure.
The good news for those hoping this new Dune »
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For casual viewers, the opening heist scene in which The Joker (Heath Ledger) steals from the mob has the most easily recognizable callbacks (and even features Heat star William Fichtner in the key role as the bank employee who takes a stand against the Joker's men).
Now, an excellently crafted video from Glass Distortion delves into the visual cues The Dark Knight takes from Heat, as well as other films in Mann's catalogue: L.A. Takedown, The Insider, and Collateral.
- Aaron Couch
Michael Mann’s one of those filmmakers whose greatest films inspire fierce debate. An argument can and has been made that nearly all of his movies (except for The Keep, maybe) is his masterpiece, whether its prestige period pieces like Last Of The Mohicans and Public Enemies or the gnarly digital pulp of Blackhat and Collateral. Nearly everyone agrees, though, that Heat is up there, an operatic meditation on cops and robbers that still manages to function as an all-time great action flick.
Chief among that movie’s fans is director Christopher Nolan, who cited it repeatedly as an inspiration for his own (arguable) masterwork, The Dark Knight. A new video essay explores just how much Nolan was able to match the tonal, topical, and even kinetic feel of that movie. (Collateral and The Insider are also featured, though to a much lesser extent.)
The Dark Knight: Visual Echoes »
- Clayton Purdom
Hi, how are you doing?
I’m doing well, how are you?
I’m good, yeah.
So, obviously, first of all – massive congratulations on the Oscar nominations for Hell or High Water.
Have you had a chance to see any of the other movies that have been nominated?
I have, I’ve seen – I mean, obviously I’m trying to see them all, but I’ve seen Moonlight, which I adored, because it’s a phenomenal film. I’ve seen Hacksaw Ridge, which again I was extremely surprised at how much I liked that, and I’ve seen Arrival, which I thought again was outstanding. And La La Land, which was… it’s hard to make an original – it’s so fresh, and yet it’s a musical. I really liked it. »
- Alex Moreland
“Times change,” director Michael Mann says of what prompted him to revisit his 2001 Muhammad Ali biopic “Ali” for a “commemorative edition” Blu-ray. The new cut hits shelves today, on what would have been Ali’s 75th birthday. “What I was interested in, particularly now, was making more tangible the forces that were raised against him, all his adversaries, and linking them in a strong way.”
A director’s cut of the film was released in 2004, injecting eight-and-a-half minutes of material that both amplified the political strife of the times and deepened Ali’s kinship with sports journalist Howard Cosell, among other things. For the new release, Mann has pulled some of those Cosell elements back while keeping the political material in tact, shaving and trimming elsewhere for the shortest cut yet — though one still clocking in at a robust 151 minutes.
“It’s a combination of expanding certain things and compressing others, »
- Kristopher Tapley
11 items from 2017
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