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Here we go! It’s Friday, time to kick back and enjoy the weekend and what better way than by cranking a killer tune to set the mood?! This post was inspired by artist Kawehi. Have you heard of her yet? In the last several weeks, she became an Internet sensation with her beautiful reinterpretation of Nirvana‘s single “Heart Shaped Box.” I love every thing about it! (Including her! Marry me, please? Dammit, she’s already married.) But on the Esquire article where I originally discovered her, they also embedded a cover of Nine Inch Nail‘s “Closer.” I’ve always been a huge, huge fan of Trent Reznor and company, and I enjoyed the hell out of their most recent album ‘Hesitation Marks’ (the vinyl mix is excellent, by the way), but hearing this cover got me to re-appreciate “The Downward Spiral” again. I even have an instrumental version of that entire album! »
- Rob Galluzzo
Bates Motel star Michael Vartan has taken the male lead in in New Line's upcoming thriller Crawlspace, Deadline reports. He joins recently attached True Detective co-star Erin Moriarty for the Phil Claydon film. Crawlspace, to be directed by Claydon from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, follows a family who moves into a new home in the suburbs and soon discovers the house has a very disturbing secret from the past. Vartan, also well-known for his role on Alias, has appeared on the big screen before in features like One Hour Photo and Colombiana.
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- Ryan Turek
"Bates Motel" star Michael Vartan has taken the male lead in New Line's upcoming thriller Crawlspace , Deadline reports. He joins recently-attached "True Detective" star Erin Moriarty for the Phil Claydon film. Crawlspace , to be directed by Claydon from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, follows a family who moves into a new home in the suburbs and soon discovers the house has a very disturbing secret from the past. Vartan, also well-known for his role on "Alias," has appeared on the big screen before in features like One Hour Photo and Colombiana . Rick Alvarez and Peter Safran are producing Crawlspace with Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter overseeing at New Line. (Photo Credit: FayesVision / WENN.com) »
The difficulty in counting down films so clearly influenced by Kubrick is that there are certain directors who are just tailor-made for it. So, you start to run into situations like this section of the list, where two directors have two films and two other directors had a film mentioned in the last section. But that’s the way it goes. Much of Kubrick’s style isn’t reflected in the work of, say, Todd Phillips. Or Todd Haynes, for that matter.
30. Inception (2010)
Directed by Christopher Nolan
What makes it Kubrickian? As directors go, few rival the sense of complete control over his films like Christopher Nolan, famous for his obsessive attention to detail, much like Kubrick. With Inception, Nolan dialed up the control, creating multiple worlds set within dream landscapes, painting incredibly stunning shots and moments. Focusing on Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his team of dream surveyors, Inception is »
- Joshua Gaul
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 27 Feb 2014 - 05:54
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2010, and another 25 overlooked gems...
By 2010, Hollywood’s obsession with 3D movies was in full swing. James Cameron’s Avatar may have given audiences a taste of what the cutting edge of stereoscope could look like, but it has to be said that the movies ushered into cinemas in its wake were a decidedly mixed bunch. Toy Story 3's 3D was extraordinarily effective, yet Clash Of The Titans looked like a blurry mess. How To Train Your Dragon came to life in its flying sequences, but the less said about the horribly murky Last Airbender, the better.
Unless we’re mistaken, none of the movies on this list were shot or released in 3D, and few of them did particularly stellar business. A few got a certain amount of critical acclaim, »
Peter O’Fallon has been tapped to direct TNT’s action-drama pilot Agent X, starring Sharon Stone. Penned by William Blake Herron, it centers on America’s first female Vice President, Natalie Maccabee (Stone), and her secret weapon, Agent X (Jeff Hephner). This marks the 14th pilot O’Fallon has directed, with 11 of the previous 13 ordered to series, including A&E’s The Glades and FX’s The Riches. CAA-repped O’Fallon spent the past two years as showrunner of FX comedy series Legit, which he co-created. Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) will direct ABC’s alien drama pilot The Visitors, based on Ray Bradbury’s short story Zero Hour. The project, from writer Soo Hugh, Amblin TV, ABC Studios and Dawn Olmstead’s Grady Girl, chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us. »
- ERIK PEDERSEN
The Boston Strangler has been the subject of a handful of films over the years, so named because of the way he strangled 13 female victims in the early-mid 1960s. Actually, it's never been proven for certain that it was only one man that was responsible for the murders...
...but that's neither here nor there. What we're here to talk about is the latest film based on the string of stranglings, which has its sights set on a director.
As reported by Variety, Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) is currently in talks to bring Warner Bros.' Boston Strangler, which is set to star Casey Affleck (pictured), to the big screen. Affleck will also executive produce the crime drama, with Kevin McCormick producing through his Langley Park banner.
- John Squires
Mark Romanek, director of One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go, is currently in talks to helm Casey Affleck's long in development movie about the serial killings attributed to The Boston Strangler. Affleck will star in the film and also produce. If Romanek comes aboard this would be his first film in four years. The tone of the film is being compared to David Fincher's Seven and Zodiac and would fit with Romanek's style. Boston Strangler will follow a detective investigating the multiple »
- Alex Maidy
One of the favourite stars in the Us appears to be in descent. Vince Vaughn, once a box-office record breaker, with a string of hits topped in 2005 by Wedding Crashers, has underperformed as a lead in his last few movies. The Dilemma and The Watch both disappointed financially, (just about making their money back with around $70m (£42.5m) and $68m, respectively, worldwide. Meanwhile, last year's much-hyped reunion with Owen Wilson, The Internship, made less than half of their Wedding Crashers haul ($93.5m worldwide). These films were also unpopular with critics: in a one-star review of The Internship, Peter Bradshaw found the comedy "creepy and undead … a dreary experience".
Vaughn's latest film, Delivery Man (out in the UK on 10 January), seems to be following the trend. It opened at No 4 in the Us, »
Casey Affleck recently became attached to star in and executive produce the Warner Bros crime drama.
Variety is now reporting that the Never Let Me Go director could join him on the project about the infamous serial killer.
Affleck will play a detective investigating the 13 women murdered in the early 1960s.
Although Albert DeSalvo confessed to the killings, it is still speculated that more than one person was involved.
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Although he sadly dropped out of what would have been an incredibly creepy adaptation of Cinderella, Never Let Me Go and One Hour Photo director Mark Romanek has signed onto directed crime drama the Boston Strangler for Warner Bros.
Mark Romanek is a talented director and has a very good eye for making the drab incredibly disturbing. Boston Strangler is yet to get an official release date, but we'll keep you updated with info as it comes. »
- Gary Collinson
Casey Affleck already signed on to play detective investigating deaths of 13 women between June 1962 and January 1964
• News: Romanek in talks to direct live-action Cinderella
• Never Let Me Go - review
Already the source of a 1968 film, which was criticised at the time as an example of exploitation, the case of the strangler remains one of the most terrifying in the history of American serial killers. The deaths of 13 women aged between 19 and 65 over a two-year period from June 1962 to January 1964 were attributed to the killer, with each victim sexually assaulted before being strangled with articles of clothing.
- Ben Child
Despite the macabre nature of such things, real-life based thrillers always go down a treat and after Casey Affleck was confirmed for Boston Strangler last month, it now looks like they’ve bagged former One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go director Mark Romanek to bring one of the most notorious Us serial killer’s story to big-screen life.
Both those two films mentioned are strewn with atmosphere, so this does seem like a perfect team-up if it’s all confirmed. The script is by Chuck Maclean, who first pitched the project, with Casey Affleck on-board as an executive producer and bagging himself a role in the process.
If those who don’t know, the story would be set in the early 1960s and based on the true story of Albert DeSalvo. There’s rumours of a tone similar to Seven and Zodiac and…to be honest…everything here »
- Dan Bullock
News Ryan Lambie 9 Jan 2014 - 06:52
Mark Romanek's One Hour Photo, which he both wrote and directed, was a superb psychological thriller, featuring a terrific leading performance from Robin Williams. 2010's Never Let Me Go was an effectively tear-jerking adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel, which failed to take off at the box office as it deserved to.
Those are reasons enough to be excited about this latest snippet of news: Romanek's signed on to direct a movie based on the infamous crimes of American serial killer Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler.
Lots of directors getting attached in the news to kick off the New Year. The latest is Mark Romanek, director of One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go, who is now in talks to direct the Boston Strangler movie for Warner Bros. Variety broke the news, reporting that he's in talks to direct with Casey Affleck attached to star, and Kevin McCormick producing through Langley Park. Romanek was last slated to direct the Cinderella movie for Disney, but he moved on last year. It looks like this might next, his latest since Never Let Me Go (2010) and the "Locke & Key" pilot, but he has been attached on a couple of other projects. The Boston Strangler movie is about the true story of serial killer Albert DeSalvo, who murdered 13 woman near Boston in the early 1960s. The film will follow a detective trying to solve the case. This serial killer »
- Alex Billington
Mark Romanek is a director we could use more of. It took eight years after "One Hour Photo" to make 2010's "Never Let Me Go," and we've been waiting ever since for his next feature. He was attached to Disney's "Cinderella" for a time, before money and a creative clash with the studio kiboshed the gig. But now a project is on his plate that sounds much more exciting than a mainstream tentpole, and it will find him working with an actor who has no problem signing on to great material. Variety reports that Romanek will direct Casey Affleck in "Boston Strangler." The actor first became attached the project just over a year ago, the Black List-approved script by Chuck Maclean ("Storming Las Vegas") follows a detective who was part of the Strangler Squad tasked with bringing down the titular serial killer of women, who notched at least 13 victims in the 1960s. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A little over a year ago it was announced that Casey Affleck would star in Boston Strangler for Warner Bros., but since then there hasn’t been a lot of progress made on the project. Now, however, it looks like things are finally starting to move on this one as today we’re hearing that Mark Romanek is in talks with the studio to direct the film.
Romanek, best known for One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go, was in the news last year when he exited Disney’s live-action Cinderella because the version he was working on was too dark for the mouse house. While his style may not have been the best fit for a Disney fairy-tale, it could be perfect for Boston Strangler.
For those who aren’t familiar, the film will tell the true story of a series of murders that took place in Boston in the 1960s. »
- Alexander Lowe
Casey Affleck is attached to star in and produce the crime drama, based on one of the most notorious serial killers in Us history.
The film will follow a detective trying to solve the case of a notorious serial killer in Boston in the early 1960s.
The setting is of course perfect for Affleck, who was born and raised in Massachusetts, and whose brother Ben Affleck has used the city as the setting for the first two of his three feature films at the helm, with Casey Affleck himself leading his brother’s directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone.
Chuck MacClean wrote the script after pitching the project to the studio, with insiders noting that the original pitch »
- Kenji Lloyd
Casey Affleck will play a Boston detective trying to figure out who this elusive killer is in the early 1960s for over a year and a half. Beantown native Chuck MacLean wrote the script after pitching the project to Warner Bros. Insiders claim that the writer's initial pitch was in the same vein as Seven and Zodiac, which fits the director's penchant for darker material.
The project is based on the true story of Albert De Salvo, who was arrested and eventually confessed to the killings. There are some who still believe there was more than one killer, and that Albert De Salvo was just a part of a larger operation. His story was previously adapted into the 1968 film The Boston Strangler, which »
Though we sadly won’t be seeing Never Let Me Go director Mark Romanek’s take on Cinderella, it appears that the filmmaker has found a promisingly dark piece of material for his next project. Variety reports that Romanek is in negotiations to take the helm of the crime drama Boston Strangler for Warner Bros. Casey Affleck came aboard to executive produce and star in the project last year, and the film tells the true story of a detective trying to solve the titular case of a notorious Boston serial killer in the early 1960s. The tone is described as being in the vein of Seven and Zodiac, which is fitting given that Romanek is good friends with David Fincher. The One Hour Photo filmmaker has flirted with larger properties in recent years, having developed both The Wolfman and Disney’s upcoming Cinderella before dropping out of both films over creative differences, »
- Adam Chitwood
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