7 items from 2015
There's good and bad news this morning for anyone following the tortuous and slow development of Neuromancer. The good news is that the adaptation of William Gibson's cyberpunk classic is still out there and has just secured some new funding. The bad news is that the long-attached Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) is no longer directing. And with him has gone the Gibson-approved screenplay that was supposed to have been cracked.The UK-based Gfm films remain in play on the project, and the company has now partnered with the Chinese C2M Media Group for co-financing and further development. Producer Lucas Foster (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Man On Fire) is currently in talks with unspecified new writers and a new director.Published in 1984 (two years after Blade Runner, which, when he saw it, almost caused him to stop writing), William Gibson's book was part of the vanguard of the cyberpunk movement. »
Exclusive: Gfm Films hopes to feed film through UK-China co-pro agreement.
C2M, a co-production partner of Cj Entertainment, recently backed successful Chinese-Korean productions A Wedding Invitation and Miss Granny.
William Gibson’s influential sci-fi novel from 1984 follows a smooth ‘computer cowboy’ who is banished from cyberspace after double-crossing the wrong people until a shadowy conspiracy offers him a second chance at redemption.
Foster said: “William Gibson’s books have been very prescient on the topic of Super Intelligence, which people variously call Machine Intelligence or A.I. As we surrender more and more of our thinking and imagining over to software, we lose something important and tangible in ourselves »
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Dakota Fanning's in the hot seat! The actress stopped by "Watch What Happens Live" on Tuesday, where she was grilled during a game of "Plead the Fifth" and "Never Have I Ever Whatsoever." Check out the video above to see what the "Man on Fire" star said about Tom Cruise and which "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star she thinks should get the boot! So who would the blonde beauty like to see off the reality show? "Brandi [Glanville]," Fanning confessed. "She's just a little aggressive for me on the show, I think." Dakota was also grilled about working with the 52-year-old action star and asked what was the weirdest thing he ever did on the set of their movie "War of the Worlds." "Nothing," the 21-year-old admitted, "Honestly, I have nothing odd that he did." But the fun didn't stop there, host Andy Cohen also convinced Fanning and fellow »
- tooFab Staff
This week, Shondaland's jaw-dropping Thursday shows delivered more Omg moments than we could count! The doctors on Grey's Anatomy gave sight to a blind man, Scandal First Lady Mellie announced her lofty political aspirations, and a new suspect was introduced (and arrested) in the murder of Sam Keating on How to Get Away with Murder.
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Tonight’s episode was a heartbreaker for Jackson and April, as they had to say both hello and goodbye to their baby boy, who was diagnosed with the much more dire type 3 osteogenesis imperfecta. However, the real Omg moment came at the episode's end, in the hospital’s chapel. Owen walked »
Controversy struck Michael Mann’s new cyberhacker actioner from within this week when composer Harry Gregson-Williams accused the director of “slicing and dicing” his work on the film. So who wants credit for Blackhat’s hacked-up score?
“I would like it to be known for what it’s worth that the ‘score’ for Blackhat maybe credited to me, but contains almost none of my compositions,” Gregson-Williams declared Monday on Facebook, four days after the Chris Hemsworth starrer premiered in Los Angeles. It was only during Thursday’s premiere, Gregson-Williams wrote, that he “discovered, to my horror, music that shocked and surprised me…quasi emotional (synth) string pieces that I’d never heard in my life before.
“I knew of at least one other composer, a good one at that(!), that had put in months of work on this movie just as I had, but this appeared to me to be »
- Jen Yamato
The Sundance Film Festival announced today that it will hold a series of panels titled the "Art of Film Weekend" which will take place Jan. 29-31. This new initiative should create more buzz worthy moments during a period when the Festival is traditionally winding down. The slate will kick off with a conversation between Festival founder Robert Redford and George Lucas that will be streamed online at Sundance.org. In a release, Festival Director John Cooper noted, "Exploring cinema, body and soul, Art of Film Weekend will take aspiring filmmakers and film-loving audiences behind the scenes to see the creative, collaborative spirit of artists at every stage of the independent filmmaking process that is so core to our Festival." A full rundown of the panels are as follows: Power of Story: Visions of Independence — Kicking off Art of Film Weekend, join Robert Redford and George Lucas—two iconic filmmakers who »
- Gregory Ellwood
The Sundance Film Festival is launching an “Art of Film Weekend’ series of programming, kicking off Jan. 29 with Sundance founder Robert Redford and George Lucas discussing their careers and creative process with Leonard Maltin.
“Exploring cinema, body and soul, Art of Film Weekend will take aspiring filmmakers and film-loving audiences behind the scenes to see the creative, collaborative spirit of artists at every stage of the independent filmmaking process that is so core to our festival,” said festival director John Cooper.
The first panel — “Power of Story: Visions of Independence” — will be live streamed on sundance.org.
Other panels include “Art of the Score: A Performance and Discussion with Harry Gregson-Williams.” His credits include the “Shrek” series, “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, “The Town,” “Man on Fire,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Spy Game” and the upcoming “Blackhat.”
A panel on “A New Language in Filmmaking: Virtual Reality” will include Chris Milk (Beck’s “Sound and Vision, »
- Dave McNary
7 items from 2015
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