9 items from 2012
Exclusive: Veteran director Gregory Hoblit has signed with ICM Partners. Hoblit was the go-to director of Steven Bochco in the 1980s and 1990s. He helmed the pilots and multiple episodes of Bochco’s dramas La Law and NYPD Blue and comedies Hooperman and Cop Rock. He received Emmy nomination for his directing work on all four pilots, winning for La Law and Hooperman. (As a producer, Hoblit also shared in Hill Street Blues‘ four best drama Emmy awards.) On NYPD Blue, Hoblit, who was at Wme, pioneered the “loose camera” look that is used today. His feature credits include Hart’s War and Frequency. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Close calls in movie casting history always fascinate me. The possibility of some other actor inhabiting what has become the definitive version of that character in your head is mind boggling. The reasons why people turn down roles, especially in successful franchises, are especially confusing. Those last minute casting changes are heartbreaking at times, especially when you see the aftermath of events, and how the actor's careers were affected.
With all of the casting switch-ups there have been, we've decided to aim our sights at recasting in movie trilogies. We've broken it up by recasting of characters that took place during filming, between a film and its sequels, and before the actor began filming their part. We've also included a close call, and some honorable mentions, as well as rare some footage and photos. Enjoy!
Marty McFly (Back To The Future Trilogy)
- Eli Reyes
Chicago – Warner Brothers likes to pull handfuls of titles out of their immensely deep catalog and they’ve come back with a unique, interesting wave of releases at low prices to spice up your Summer this year. The films have little in common (although several could be classified as sci-fi) and vary wildly in quality but all are likely to have a fan or two out there wondering why they haven’t been released on Blu-ray. Now they have.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Director Ken Russell passed away last year leaving critics and movie lovers to continue to debate his unique style and best pictures. Personally, I’ve always been a fan of his 1980 adaptation of the legendary Paddy Chayefsky novel “Altered States,” featuring one of William Hurt’s most fearless and interesting performances. It’s both classic Russell in its unique style and a »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Remember the movie Frequency where Jim Caviezel uses a freak atmospheric storm to talk to his dad, Dennis Quaid, in the past? This is kind of like that, except instead of a ham radio, it's a VHS tape, and instead of Caviezel and Quaid it's a single man: Jeremiah McDonald. Okay, so it's not really like Frequency at all. It's better. When McDonald was 12-years old, he made a VHS tape of himself talking to his future self. Now, 20 years later, he dug out that VHS tape and used it to hold a rather sobering conversation with himself. The result is pretty great stuff. Even though his isn't your childhood, prepare to get hit with a wave of nostalgia. But that's not the only vintage gem McDonald has put on YouTube. You can watch one of his early films as...
- Peter Hall
A struggling author, penniless and wrestling with writer.s block? Sounds like the autobiography of Internet bloggers everywhere (except very few of us look like Bradley Cooper, and have girlfriends who look like Zoe Saldana). Instead, it.s the premise behind The Words, Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal.s co-directorial effort about literary accomplishment, accusations of plagiarism, and behind-the-scenes scandal as an author slowly loses his cool. Still sounds like Internet bloggers to me. Here.s the first official trailer: The presence of Dennis Quaid has me flashing back to Frequency, where characters conversed from different eras in time. But I don.t think that.s what The Words is aiming for. Based on the trailer, it appears that Cooper.s character, a struggling novelist, somehow steals a manuscripts penned decades earlier by an author who is wrestling with many of the same demons. I.m sure there.s another »
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MoreHorror in Hollywood has announced the availability of a recent discussion with the creative team intent on bringing The Devoted to the big screen. In the new video segment Dawna Lee Heising questions the team about the reason they chose to “The Devoted,” the story’s plot, the estimated opening date and the goals of filmmaker Richmond Riedel, his producing partner Thom Michael Mulligan and writers Eric Shapiro and Rhoda Jordan.
The Devoted was written by Eric Shapiro and Rhoda Jordan. Shapiro and Jordan co-produced the film Rule Of Three, and which, like Target Practice, was released in 2010 by Big Screen Entertainment Group. Earlier this month, Ravenous Shadows, »
Veteran filmmaker John Badham is ready to get back on the feature saddle again. He’s in talks to take on In The Rough, written by Leslie Boehm (the man who’s given us Dante’s Peak, Daylight and The Darkest Hour). Rough is an action-adventure concerning a retired hunter, a female Red Cross employee and a CIA agent searching for priceless jewels in the Indian jungles. Adventure ensues [Moviehole].
Badham began his career in the early 70s directing television, both episodes and movies, until 1977, when he broke out as a film director with Saturday Night Fever. Since then he’s helmed a vast variety of entertainment, at least one of which you probably love. His films range from Short Circuit to WarGames to Stakeout to the Point Break-wannabee Drop Zone (which is a personal guilty pleasure).
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
Aniston and Quaid will appear opposite Ty Burrell (The Incredible Hulk), John Hawkes (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Yasiin Bey (The Italian Job) in the adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel of the same name.
Switch, which serves as a pseudo prequel to Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, centres on two career criminals (Hawkes and Bey) who successfully kidnap the wife (Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Quaid), but have to come up with a new plan when the husband decides not to pay the ransom.
Dan Schechter will direct from his own adapted screenplay. Filming is expected to begin in May.
- Jamie Neish
Martin Guigui's 'Beneath the Darkness' will enjoy a limited theatrical run across the Us starting this weekend. And to help entice potential audience members into theatres, and away from the likes of William Brent Bell's 'The Devil Inside' - which also opens this Friday, a brand new trailer from Image Entertainment has been released revealing a little more of the spooky mystery flick. 'Beneath the Darkness's headline stars are Dennis Quaid ('Frequency'), Tony Oller and the gorgeous Aimee Teegarden -below ('Scream 4'). Stephen Lunsford, Devon Werkheiser, Brett Cullen, Conrad Gonzales, Wilbur Penn, Amber Bartlett, Sydney Barrosse, Dahlia Waingort and Gabriel Folse also star. Check out the new trailer below. »
9 items from 2012
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