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When Heitor Pereira was a boy growing up in rural, heavily forested Brazil, his grandfather — an avid birdwatcher — used to tell him, “Listen to the symphony of the birds and the life around us. Can you imagine a day without these melodies?”
Nowadays Pereira honors that memory within the context of moving pictures, whether mimicking nature or underscoring character and story.
“Melody is still where I start,” says the composer of such animated features as “Despicable Me” and “Minions,” and live-action films like “If I Stay” and “It’s Complicated.” “Even if it’s a birthplace for the score and then becomes textural. If I do that, I never get lost, because melodies have meaning. They are a musical conclusion of a conversation that we may have about a character.”
- Jon Burlingame
Gareth Edwards‘ Star Wars: Rogue One is still over a year away, but Disney has just released a first look at the cast of the upcoming spinoff film about a group of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans from the Death Star. Thanks to D23, the very first official photo has been revealed, featuring the cast which includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Donnie Yen. And if that isn’t enough to get you excited, Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk are also announced to be joining Star Wars: Rogue One, along with Forest Whitaker and Ben Mendelsohn.
Unlike the previous live-action Star Wars films, Rogue One will not revolve around the Jedi or the Force. The film is set between the films Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, during the »
Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.
The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in “The Theory of Everything”; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008’s Oscar-winning “Milk” and the critically acclaimed “Killing Them Softly”; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in “Bloodline” and co-starring in the upcoming “Mississippi Grind”; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in “Ip Man” and “Blade II”; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, »
- Michelle McCue
“Star Wars: Rogue One” released the first image of the full cast at Disney’s D23 Expo, confirming the stars as Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed.
“Rogue One” has begun principal photography with “Godzilla’s” Gareth Edwards directing. The standalone film tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy.
“‘Rogue One’ takes place before the events of ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the ‘Star Wars’ universe,” said Kennedy in a statement. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential ‘Star Wars’ feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director, »
- Laura Prudom
Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.
The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in The Theory of Everything; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008's Oscar-winning Milk and the critically acclaimed Killing Them Softly; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in Bloodline and co-starring in the upcoming Mississippi Grind; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in Ip Man and Blade II; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, produced , directed and starred in the award-winning Let »
On top of revealing that production has officially started on Star Wars: Rogue One during D23 today, Disney revealed more members of the cast, as well as the first official image of them in costume! Come inside to check it out.
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“Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe,” said Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that »
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It’s always exciting when there’s a new feature film being shot in St. Louis! We Are Movie Geeks was recently on the set of The Importance Of Doubting Tom, a romantic comedy set in the world of dart throwing where the “competitions play out echoing and mirroring the games that lovers play”. It’s loosely based on the classic Oscar Wilde play, The Importance of Being Earnest.
The Importance Of Doubting Tom is written and directed by Vanessa Roman, who has been actively working in the local theater and film industry for 15 years. Her first film, Play Dead, won Best Horror Short and Best Juvenile Actress at The St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase and her second, The Inheritance won Best Experimental film at the Toronto Female Eye Film Festival.
Vanessa has assembled a first-rate cast and crew for The Importance Of Doubting Tom.
Director of Photography Chris Benson has shot many commercials, »
- Tom Stockman
As Paramount plots to expand the Transformers franchise into a full-blown cinematic universe, it has assembled a crack team of Hollywood scribes led by Akiva Goldsman (Winter’s Tale), all of whom are tasked with laying the groundwork for the future of the franchise.
Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil) is one member of said writers room, which also includes Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk), Jeff Pinker (Lost), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Christina Hodson (Shut In), Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
Recently, at the TCAs for Daredevil, DeKnight discussed what it’s like to be a member of such a sprawling team of writers and how he’s liking the jump from television to feature filmmaking:
You know, it’s that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page »
- Isaac Feldberg
Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Michael Bay‘s Benghazi movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Based on the Mitchell Zuckoff‘s book about the dual 2012 attacks on American compounds in Libya, the story involves the attack which saw the loss of four American lives and created a political firestorm that continues to burn even after official […]
- Peter Sciretta
Josh Hartnett has landed an important new role: fatherhood!
"It's true and they are beyond thrilled," Josh's rep told the outlet.
Photos: 'Penny Dreadful' Season 2 Character Portraits
Josh and Tamsin's romance is a case of art imitating life, as the two first met in 2011 while filming "The Lovers." While the "Black Hawk Down" and "Pearl Harbor" star has previously been linked to other leading ladies, including Scarlett Johansson, ...
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Josh Hartnett is going to be a dad! The 36-year-old Penny Dreadful, Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down star's girlfriend, British actress Tamsin Egerton, is pregnant with their first child, the actor's rep told E! News. The two played love interests in the romance-adventure film The Lovers, which was released in February and was filmed in 2010 and 2011. Hartnett and Egerton sparked romance rumors in 2012 and stepped out as a couple a year later. While they have been spotted out together several times over the years, they have largely kept their love life under wraps. "I purposefully didn't want people to know too much about my personal life because »
Josh Hartnett's going to be a dad! The "Black Hawk Down" star, 36, and his 26-year-old girlfriend Tamsin Egerton are expecting a baby, the actor's rep confirmed to Page Six. "It's true and they are beyond thrilled," the star's rep confirmed to the outlet. Hartnett met British actress Egerton in 2011 on the set of The Lovers, but they didn't start dating until much later. As Us Weekly previously reported, they were first spotted stepping out together in May 2013, both in New York City's SoHo neighborhood, and [...] »
In April 2013, Disney Chairman Alan Horn made the dreams of millions come true when he announced a range of new plans for the iconic and beloved Star Wars film franchise. Beginning with a new trilogy of core sequels – headed up by Star Wars: The Force Awakens – the studio confirmed that there would also be several standalone, spinoff movies, giving a broader view of Star Wars action.
With this parallel Star Wars series quickly becoming known as the Star Wars Anthology films, the imaginations of fans ran wild – with such a rich universe to draw upon, the possibilities seemed endless. The schedule for these new plans was confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Iger – the intention being, to release of a new core film every two years, interspersed with an Anthology film. The result of this schedule means we will potentially see a brand new Star Wars film every year, for six years, »
- Sarah Myles
Sonny “Sundown” Garcia is the top cocaine distributor in the United States, which has made him a very rich and powerful man. It has also made him plenty of enemies. John Doe is just such a man. A nameless man of mystery, John lives to see Sundown not just dead, but to suffer six meaningful losses before his death—his fortune, his freedom, his love, his reputation, his most valuable possession and, finally, his life. John hires six hit-men, each one assigned to inflict one of the six meaningful losses upon Sundown. Starring: Vinnie Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand, Swordfish), Dominique Swain (Face/Off, Lolita), Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill, Independence Day), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down) & Bai Ling (The Crow, Anna and the King) »
The Transformers writer’s room has been making the headlines recently, adding more and more names to the list of storytellers who have been tasked with moving the franchise forward through a range of prequels, sequels and spin-offs. The final piece has now fallen into place with the announcement that Steven DeKnight will take the last seat at that table. DeKnight is riding a wave a success following the impressive debut of the first season of Daredevil on Netflix – a series for which he was showrunner, in addition to writing, directing and producing.
DeKnight joins a creative team that already consists of Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (whose script Hibernation was featured on the Black List), Christina Hodson (Shut In), newcomer Lindsey Beer, Andrew Barrer (Haunt), Gabriel Ferrari (Barrer’s writing partner), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Avengers Assemble »
- Sarah Myles
Fresh from his exploits in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it has been announced that former Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight has become the latest name to join the Transformers writers room over at Paramount Pictures.
Headed up by Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), the studio’s writers room now includes Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Christina Hodson (The Eden Project), Lindsey Beer (Dig), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Hibernation).
In addition to Transformers 5, the writers will all be pitching ideas for various spinoffs set in the Transformers universe, which will subsequently be turned into treatments should they meet the approval of Paramount, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.
- Gary Collinson
Further recruits have been added to the writer's room for the planned Transformers movie universe. The story so far on this is that Akiva Goldsman is heading up a collection of scribes, that already features The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Christina Hodson & Lindsey Beer, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (who worked on Ant-Man), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Pacific Rim), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2) and Jeff Pinker (Lost). So, including Goldsman, that's seven writing teams, and 10 individual writers.
But there's more. At the end of last week, Black Hawk Down's Ken Nolan signed up, as did Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who's been writing a space thriller for Roland Emmerich. And now we learn that Daredevil season one showrunner Steven DeKnight is on board as well. So, we make that 10 writing teams, »
IDic Entertainment and director Rene Perez (The Dead and the Damned) have released a trailer for Playing with Dolls 2. The film has been renamed Playing with Dolls: Bloodlust and the clip shows more torture and more unsuspecting characters. Likely to be released soon, the film stars Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down), Karin Isabell Brauns, Andy Espinoza Long, Colin M. Bryant and Elonda Seawood. An analysis of the film's first trailer is hosted here. Perez focuses on the gore. The first trailer shows one male character, being sawed into. Full of practical make-up effects, the man's leg looks unusually real. Actress Karin Isabell Brauns plays Stina. Stina is flown into an isolated reserve, in hopes of stardom. But, she finds a killer is stalking her remote cabin. She also discovers a body in the woods. Here, reality takes hold. At the top of psychopathic pyramid, Richard Tyson plays The Voyeur, a rich, »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
The Transformers franchise, the toxic waste dump of the blockbuster movie landscape, has put together a writers room led by Akiva Goldsman, the man who brought you Winter’s Tale. Like other studios trying to emulate the Marvel, Paramount wants to pull together an interconnected universe and do it through a system similar to a television model instead of a screenplay getting passed down from writer to writer until it lands in the hands of Michael Bay and becomes a stack of paper on which he can put his coffee. Per Forbes, the current Transformers writers room consists of Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk), Jeff Pinker (Lost), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Christina Hodson (Shut In), Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Goldsman told Deadline their approach for the expanded Transformers cinematic »
- Matt Goldberg
Dominican Republic actress Katherine Castro (The Maven) has joined academy award nominee, Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight) in the Alberto G. Rodriguez (Dark Power) directed thriller movie The Summoning, set to start filming next week in Sugarland, Texas.
The feature film follows law student, Rachel Iverson (Leila Almas) working on a century old murder case and discovers more than what she expected when spirits from the past begin to visit her, leading her towards an insidious truth that will put her own life in danger.
The project is being produced by two-time Emmy winner Christian Luna, of Luna Films, and stars Raz Adoti (Black Hawk Down), Jaime Zevallos (The Bridge), Leila Almas (Sweet Darling), Aaron Perilo (True Blood) and Rheagan Wallace (Deep in the Heart).
- Gary Collinson
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