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Photos: Peter Weir’s The Way Back

23 December 2009 5:00 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Peter Weir’s second film of the 21st century follows his bombastic nautical epic Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and is based on the true story of a band of prisoners escaping a Siberian labour camp in 1940.

The collected stills from The Way Back epitomise all that is great about Weir’s cinematic vision; the desperate and the desolate in an uneasy harmony as the journeys taken are of unrelenting discovery.

The always excellent Mark Strong is joined by Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess and, fresh from Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, Saoirse Ronan in front of the camera and Weir has been fortunate to draw together a talented cast, and his beautiful cinematography is in evidence below.

The images are available below, and come to us from Quiet Earth.

The Way Back will be released sometime in 2010. »

- Jon Lyus

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Peter Weir Finds The Way Back to Cinema With WWII Film

23 December 2009 2:03 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Peter Weir hasn’t made a film since Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World in 2003, and after six years of wondering in the wilderness, he has finally unveiled pictures of his newest film, The Way Back, which is based on a memoir from Slavomir Rawicz about seven multi-national prisoners who escape from a Siberian camp in 1940 and trek thousands of miles across hostile terrain to India. It stars Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan, and Mark Strong. The pictures are courtesy of Quiet Earth. The film sounds less like a WWII movie and more of a survival movie that happens to use WWII as a backdrop. But knowing Peter Weir, this is bound to be material rife for his talent, and in the pictures there is certainly something unique in the squalid and rugged conditions. »

- Jacob

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First Images from Peter Weir’s New Film The Way Back Starring Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess and Saoirse Ronan

22 December 2009 11:35 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It’s been six years since Peter Weir’s last film, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and that length of time combined with a filmmaker of Weir’s talent makes for tremendous anticipation.  It looks like that anticipation will finally pay off as the first images of Weir’s new film, The Way Back, have landed online.  Here’s the brief synopsis of the film:

When they escape a Siberian labor camp in 1940, seven courageous multi-national prisoners discover the true meaning of friendship as their epic journey takes them across thousands of miles of hostile terrain en-route to India and their freedom.

The film stars Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan, and should be on your must-see list of 2010, although we don’t know the film’s exact release date yet.  Hit the jump to check out the new images.

Thanks to Quiet Earth for finding these images. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Official “Creation” Trailer

21 December 2009 10:10 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Today we have the trailer for “Creation” a biopic movie telling the life of Charles Darwin.

From director Jon Amiel (The Singing Detective, Entrapment) and writer John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) comes “Creation”. A psychological, heart-wrenching love story starring Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) as Charles Darwin, the film is based on “Annie’s Box,” a biography penned by Darwin’s great-great-grandson Randal Keynes using personal letters and diaries of the Darwin family. We take a unique and inside look at Darwin, his family and his love for his deeply religious wife, played by Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind, Requiem for a Dream), as, torn between faith and science, Darwin struggles to finish his legendary book “On the Origin of Species,” which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.

The film co-stars Toby Jones (Frost/Nixon, »

- Allan Ford

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Mel Gibson’s New Film Revealed – Leonardo DiCaprio to Star

15 December 2009 2:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Ever since it was revealed last week that Mel Gibson will be shooting a new film next year, rumors have been spreading across the Internet as to what the film will actually be about, with many people suggesting that it may possibly be the story of Jesus Arriaga due to a location being revealed as Ignacio Allende prison in Mexico.

Variety have now revealed that Gibson’s film will in fact be an epic Viking period drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The film will be written by Oscar winner William Monahan, who adapted The Departed (starring DiCaprio) and Edge of Darkness (starring Gibson). Gibson will produce alongside Tim Headington (the natural resources billionaire who has recently started producing movies) and Graham King, who has produced numerous films starring DiCaprio over the past decade, as well as Mel Gibson’s upcoming Edge of Darkness.

Obviously the location in Mexico is for an entirely different project, »

- Andrew Peters

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Pirate Radio

13 November 2009 4:07 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Pirate Radio

Directed by: Richard Kurtis

Cast: Tom Sturridge, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh

Running Time: 1 hr 55 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: November 13, 2009

Plot: A rogue group of rock and roll deejays are on the high seas outside of England keeping music alive. This is the story based in some fact of a “pirate radio” boat that inspired 1960s Britain.

Who’S It For? Do you like music? More specifically, the rock and roll that truly mattered? Then you’ll love this. Beyond that though, this film is filled with a great cast of characters that provide enough laughs for any adult to enjoy.

Expectations: This is the director who wrote Notting Hill and directed Love Actually … but romance isn’t center stage. So I was hopeful, but not expecting much.

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Actors:

Tom Sturridge as Carl: Who’s he, right? After all, »

- Jeff Bayer

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“Creation” Movie Poster and Trailer

3 November 2009 10:37 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Check out the poster for “Creation,” a biopic movie telling the life of Charles Darwin.

A psychological, heart-wrenching love story starring Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) as Charles Darwin, the film is based on “Annie’s Box,” a biography penned by Darwin’s great-great-grandson Randal Keynes using personal letters and diaries of the Darwin family. We take a unique and inside look at Darwin, his family and his love for his deeply religious wife, played by Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind, Requiem for a Dream), as, torn between faith and science, Darwin struggles to finish his legendary book “On the Origin of Species,” which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.

The film is directed by Jon Amiel (The Singing Detective, Entrapment) and writed  by John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World).

Co-stars Toby Jones (Frost/Nixon, »

- Allan Ford

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Best Movie Title Punctuation Marks: Go!

24 September 2009 2:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Today is National Punctuation Day, the most important non-religious nerd holiday that doesn't involve talking like a pirate.  Just think how different our lives would be without the comma, not to mention the semi-colon; we'd be lost without the period. Or the exclamation point! What about the question mark? (Seriously, we'd be screwed: see here.) To celebrate, we've assembled a list of our favorite punctuation marks in movie titles. Call them the Punctuaties (pronounced "Punk-shoe-Ay-shees" [on second thought, don't call them anything]). Best use of a comma in a bad movie by a great director White Hunter, Black Heart Lust, Caution Best use of a comma in a great movie by a great director Sex, Lies, and Videotape One, Two, Three Best use of a comma in the weirdest movie ever: O Brother, Where Art Thou? Best use of a possessive apostrophe: Schindler's List Jacob's LadderAdam's RibPrizzi's Honor Ocean's 11 Best use of a colon: Dr. Strangelove: »

- Darren Franich

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Newmarket Films Acquires U.S. Rights to Creation

24 September 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Newmarket Films announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to director Jon Amiel's Creation , a film which focuses on Charles Darwin and his family as he struggles to finish his legendary book "On The Origin of Species," which went on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology. The screenplay was written by John Collee, based on the biography "Annie's Box" which was penned by Darwin's great-great grandson Randal Keynes using personal letters and diaries of the Darwin family. The film was produced by Jeremy Thomas at Recorded Picture Company ( The Last Emperor , Sexy Beast ), with BBC Films and Ocean Pictures. Creation stars real-life couple Paul Bettany ( A Beautiful Mind , Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World ) and Academy Award »

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Newmarket Films Picks Up Creation

23 September 2009 6:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Newmarket Films announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to director Jon Amiel's Creation, a film which focuses on Charles Darwin and his family as he struggles to finish his legendary book "On The Origin of Species," which went on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology. The screenplay was written by John Collee, based on the biography "Annie's Box" which was penned by Darwin's great-great grandson Randal Keynes using personal letters and diaries of the Darwin family. The film was produced by Jeremy Thomas at Recorded Picture Company (The Last Emperor, Sexy Beast), with BBC Films and Ocean Pictures.

Creation stars real-life couple Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World) and Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly (Requiem for a Dream, A Beautiful Mind) as Darwin and wife. Newmarket plans to release the film in December.

In Creation, Amiel (The Singing Detective, »

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Production Update #1: Global Production Commences

23 July 2009 11:39 PM, PDT | Nolan Fans | See recent Nolan Fans news »

Principal photography began on July 13th on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Inception” being directed by Christopher Nolan. Filming got underway in England, with future locations spanning three continents. Principal photography will also be accomplished on locations in Paris, Tangiers, Calgary, and Los Angeles.

A contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind, “Inception” stars multiple Oscar® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (“Blood Diamond,” “The Aviator”). The international cast also includes Oscar® nominee Ellen Page (“Juno”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”), Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard (“La vie en rose”), Joseph Gordon Levitt (“Brick”), Tom Hardy (“RocknRolla”), Cillian Murphy (“Batman Begins”), Oscar® nominee Tom Berenger (“Platoon”) and Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”).

Nolan also wrote the script and is producing the film with his producing partner Emma Thomas, with whom he most recently teamed on the blockbuster “The Dark Knight.”

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes three-time »

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Production Update #1: Global Production Commences

23 July 2009 2:38 PM, PDT | Nolan Fans | See recent Nolan Fans news »

Principal photography began on July 13th on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Inception,” being directed by Christopher Nolan.

Filming got underway in England, with future locations spanning three continents. Principal photography will also be accomplished on locations in Paris, Tangiers, Calgary, and Los Angeles.A contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind, “Inception” stars multiple Oscar® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (“Blood Diamond,” “The Aviator”). The international cast also includes Oscar® nominee Ellen Page (“Juno”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”), Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard (“La vie en rose”), Joseph Gordon Levitt (“Brick”), Tom Hardy (“RocknRolla”), Cillian Murphy (“Batman Begins”), Oscar® nominee Tom Berenger (“Platoon”) and Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”). Nolan also wrote the script and is producing the film with his producing partner Emma Thomas, with whom he most recently teamed on the blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The behind-the-scenes creative team includes three-time »

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Master And Commander 2?

20 July 2009 6:11 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Despite a Best Picture nomination and a respectable $93 million domestic gross, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World isn't exactly one of those movies from earlier this decade that legions of audiences are dying to revisit. And yet, if the AP has their story right, Russell Crowe is considering revisiting sea captain Jack Aubrey in another movie based one of the 20 books in the Master and Commander series. Crowe told the AP that "There's still a long way to go" in developing the project, and that the conversation thus far has been between himself and the person who owns the rights to the books. And it's still one of a number projects Crowe is considering, which really suggest we may never see the thing at all. But Master and Commander is one of those glossy period piece I actually wouldn't mind seeing a sequel to, given that the »

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Russell Crowe is Considering Master & Commander 2

19 July 2009 7:32 PM, PDT | newsinfilm.com | See recent newsinfilm news »

Russell Crowe is in early negotiations to reprise his role as Jack Aubrey, the British captain in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.  Crowe has never been a part of a movie sequel.

The 2003 movie was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won two (cinematography and sound effects editing).  It was released the same year as The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which swept all 11 of its nominations leaving only two remaining awards for the Crowe starrer.  It earned $212 million worldwide during its theatrical run.

The first movie was based on several books from the 20-novel series written by Patrick O’Brian based on adventures at sea during the Napoleonic Wars.  A script has been written for another film based on the eleventh book “The Reverse of the Medal.”  Discussions are taking place to acquire the rights from the owner (O’Brian died in 2000).

“The Reverse of Medal, »

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More Master And Commander?

19 July 2009 3:51 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He said as much to our good selves in an interview a couple of months ago, but Russell Crowe has once again talked up the possibility of returning to the seafaring world of Master and Commander.Crowe first played Patrick O'Brien's Captain Jack Aubrey, the protagonist of twenty novels, in 2003, when Peter Weir's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World was released to critical approval, reasonable box office and ten Oscar nominations.The film contained elements of three of the original novels: the two namechecked in the franchise-starter title, plus the chase around Cape Horn from Desolation Island. That still leaves a good eighteen and a half novels ripe for movie attention however, and USA Today reports Crowe confirming that a script based on 1986's The Reverse of the Medal has been completed. The Reverse of the Medal is the eleventh in the sequence of novels, »

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Master and Commander 2? Please Let It Be So

18 July 2009 10:14 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Currently one of my top 10 movies, Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World is a film that was set up perfectly for a sequel to be made quickly. Despite mostly solid reviews, a pair of Oscars and a worldwide box-office gross of $212 million, the sequel I wanted to see didn’t come to be.

There have been rumblings of work towards a sequel for quite some time now and this weekend, we may have even more movement on that front.

 

According to Crowe, yesterday he revealed that there’s a written script for a sequel based on The Reverse of the Medal, Patrick O’Brian’s eleventh book of the Master and Commander series and that they’ve begun early discussions for the project.

“There’s still a long way to go”

The first film was incredible and it featured two stellar actors and performances in Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany. »

- Rob Keyes

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Russell Crowe Ponders 'Master and Commander 2'

17 July 2009 9:00 PM, PDT | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

According to the Associated Press, Russell Crowe is in the early stages of negotiations to reprise the role of Jack Aubrey as a British sea captain in a new movie version from the "Master and Commander" series of novels.

Crowe told the AP on Friday that a script based mostly on the eleventh novel of Patrick O'Brian's 20-novel series, "The Reverse of the Medal", had been written, but that discussions were at a very early stage.

"There's still a long way to go," Crowe told AP at a cricket match between England and Australia in London. He said talks had been taking place with the owner of the rights to the novels.

Crowe gave no indication of when filming could start but said it was one of a number of projects he is considering.

The original 2003 film took place during the Napoleonic Wars, as brash British captain Jack Aubrey »

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Russell Crowe Wants More 'Master and Commander'

17 July 2009 4:58 PM, PDT | GetTheBigPicture.net | See recent Get The Big Picture news »

In a discussion of recent underrated films go - and granted, my definition of recent may differ from yours - I would still bring up Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. I might be the only person who believes a movie that earned ten Oscar nominations and over $200 million around the world is underrated, I realize, but honestly, did you know it made that much and was so heavily nominated?

Russell Crowe wants another Master and Commander movie, and in theory, I'm all for it. Crowe tells the AP (via USA Today) "there's still a long way to go" in adapting the Patrick O'Brian book The Reverse of the Medal into a film. O'Brian wrote over 20 novels based on Crowe's character, Capt. Jack Aubrey and Paul Bettany's low-key doctor, Stephen Maturin. At issue is acquiring the film rights to the novel.

Now, I said that in theory I support this. »

- Colin Boyd

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Russell Crowe to Set Sail with Another Master and Commander Film?

17 July 2009 7:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It seems that Russell Crowe might be hitting the high seas once again. According to the Associated Press, Crowe has entered into early negotiations to star in sequel to Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World.

Crowe revealed that there is a script already written, largely based off of the 11th novel in the 20-book series, The Reverse of the Medal, but it's too early to tell if the deal will come together or not.

The Reverse of the Medal sees Crowe's Captain Jack Aubrey sailing into the Carribbean with his Hms Surprise ship, where he discovers his illegitimate son, Samuel Panda, now a Catholic priest.

The first Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World film took material from several of the books, written by Patrick O'Brian, so it isn't clear if this is the storyline the film will be centered on.

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Crowe Considering New Master & Commander Movie

17 July 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The Associated Press is reporting that Russell Crowe is in early talks to reprise the role of Jack Aubrey in a follow-up to 2003's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World , directed by Peter Weir and co-starring Paul Bettany. Crowe said on Friday that a script based mostly on the eleventh novel of Patrick O'Brian's 20-novel series, "The Reverse of the Medal," had been written. "There's still a long way to go," Crowe said, adding that he had been talking with the owner of the rights to the novels. "The Reverse of the Medal," published in 1986, sees Aubrey in the Caribbean in his ship Hms Surprise, where he meets his illegitimate son Samuel Panda, a Catholic priest born from an illicit liaison. »

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