9 items from 2015
London — Goldcrest Films is to handle international rights to Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall,” which will be introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin. Warner Bros. has acquired German-language rights, and a U.S. deal is set to be inked soon.
The film, which is in post-production, stars Jeremy Irvine (“Woman in Black: The Angel of Death,” “The Railway Man,” “War Horse”), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“Mission Impossible III,” “Tudors”), Ron Perlman (“Drive,” “Hellboy” I and II) and Joey King (“White House Down,” “The Conjuring”).
It recreates the events that culminated in the riots outside the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, in June 1969, which is seen as the birth of the gay rights movement.
The drama centers on Danny Winters (Irvine), a young man who is kicked out of his home by his parents and flees to NY where, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who »
- Leo Barraclough
Writer Travis Beacham must have given up all hope of seeing his film script A Killing On Carnival Row brought to life. He sold it a decade ago, but producers New Line and Kopleson Entertainment couldn’t get the period fantasy horror off the cobbled ground. However his prayers have just been answered in an unexpected way, thanks to Legendary Television, who managed to land the project in the lap of visionary director Guillermo del Toro. Shifting the story to the small screen, it is now titled Carnival Row and the narrative will be expanded into a saga with Del Toro on co-writing/directing duties for the pilot. Sounding like a cross between From Hell and Sky’s Penny Dreadful, Carnival Row is a Victorian detective thriller set in a city where humans co-exist with monsters and mythological/fairy tale creatures. Naturally a murderer is at large, and the ensuing »
- Steve Palace
Film Music Reporter has dropped some news concerning two of this year’s Marvel releases, revealing which composers will provide the score for Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man 20th Century Fox’s The Fantastic Four, and both have extensive comic book movie experience.
The site reports that Christophe Beck (Elektra, Red, R.I.P.D.) will be composing the music for Ant-Man, while Marco Beltrami (Blade II, The Crow: Salvation, Hellboy, Jonah Hex, The Wolverine) has signed on for The Fantastic Four).
See Also: Watch the first trailer for Ant-Man here
- Gary Collinson
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1952 #2
Art by Alex Maleev
Colors by Dave Stewart
Letters by Clem Robins
Published by Dark Horse
With Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1952, Mike Mignola set out to give a fresh start to everyone’s favorite nice guy demon. He’s been writing the character since the mid-90s, but still finding new a interesting ways to present the character and his world. As he did with Hellboy In Hell recently, Mignola places the titular character here in places not previously traversed and it is much appreciated.
Hellboy has always been, of course, inherently religious. There are no demons without angels, no Satan without God. And when one writes about a demon on Earth, the other stuff will always be there even if not explicitly referenced. 1952 doesn’t shine a light on the fires of »
- Dan Black
Film Music Reporter has news of two upcoming, high-profile scores and their composers.
Christophe Beck is behind the score to the Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning film Frozen. The Frozen soundtrack, certified platinum 11 weeks after its release, has sold more than one million copies, and spent five non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Beck returned to the Muppets in Muppets Most Wanted after scoring The Muppets in 2011. He’s also scored the blockbuster Hangover trilogy, Tower Heist, Due Date, Date Night and Pitch Perfect. He staged the drama for such films as We Are Marshall, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Elektra, The Sentinel, Under The Tuscan Sun, and indie films Year Of The Dog, Phoebe In Wonderland, Saved! and the award-winning documentary Waiting For Superman. »
- Melissa Thompson
Anghus Houvouras on Hollywood’s big gambles of 2015…
2015 has the potential to be a landmark year for film. By now you’re familiar with the slew of big budget blockbusters being lined up at theaters this year. There’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Jurassic World, as well as new installments of Fast & Furious, Bond, and Terminator. The familiar franchises are being rolled out with marked regularity. The risk averse movies that have built in audiences and an almost zero chances of failure. But what about the other big budget films? The ones that aren’t such a ‘sure thing’ Here’s a look at some of 2015’s most interesting gambles.
I know, you’re skeptical. And you’re right to be. First off, it’s the Wachowskis who have been more ‘miss’ than ‘hit’ since The Matrix came out in 1999. Even if you liked the sequels, »
- Anghus Houvouras
After seeing the first photo of Jessica Chastain in Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming horror film Crimson Peak, we now have a glimpse of two more co-stars from the gothic haunted house flick. Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) and Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) also star in the film about a young woman (Wasikowska) who is swept off by her feet by a charismatic suitor (Hiddleston) and taken back to his ancestral home. There she finds more than she bargained for, including a jealous sister (Chastain) and more than a few skeletons in the closet. With del Toro at the helm, we're definitely excited. Here's the new Crimson Peak photos from EW and Empire magazine scans (via Collider): Check out the previous first look photo from Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak right here. Crimson Peak is directed by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim, The Devil's Backbone) from a »
- Ethan Anderton
Guillermo Del Toro jumps back into horror territory with his first feature film since his big-budget 2013 sci-fi "Pacific Rim." And the cast, including Jessica Chastain and "Only Lovers Left Alive" costars Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska (who shined in gothic pictures "Stoker" and "Jane Eyre") is delicious. Empire Magazine's 2015 movie preview has some intriguing new images (below) from the film, in which Wasikowska is seduced by Hiddleston's charming suitor, who brings her back to the ancestral home he shares with his jealous sister, played by Chastain. Malevolence ensues. Here's the official synopsis: "Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and »
- Ryan Lattanzio
An on-screen haunted house is more human than stone-and-wood structure, coming to life with a wicked personality to torment its inhabitants. Coming out next fall, Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak will feature a grand, gothic home that could be straight out of a Hammer movie, and new images from the upcoming film showcase Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska within a mansion’s cavernous, creepy confines.
A Legendary movie that will be released by Universal Pictures on October 16th, 2015, Crimson Peak sees co-writer/director del Toro returning to his horror roots, as evidenced in the foreboding photos below (first two courtesy of Empire Magazine via Collider):
“Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, »
- Derek Anderson
9 items from 2015
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