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The original starred Guy Pearce as a man trying to solve his wife's murder, whilst battling severe memory problems. Co-starring Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano, the film earned a pair of Oscar nominations, and continues to enjoy high acclaim.
However, the rights to Memento have been acquired by Ambi Pictures, and the firm's Andrea Iervolino said that "Memento has been consistently ranked as one of the best films of its decade. People who’ve seen Memento 10 times still feel they need to see it one more time. This is a quality we feel really supports and justifies a remake. The bar is »
Earlier this week, we reported that Wonder Woman producer Geoff Johns had arrived in the U.K., along with set photographer Clay Enos, sparking speculation that production has already begun on Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated superhero adaptation. Gal Gadot also shared a photo from one of her workout sessions, which also hinted that principal photography has either started, or will commence very soon. Collider recently spoke with producer Charles Roven, who confirmed that production will start on Wonder Woman at the end of this month in both the U.K. and Italy, with Justice League Part 1 set to start filming in the U.K. early next year.
"We're actually gonna start shooting [Wonder Woman] towards the end of [November]... We are shooting in the U.K. and in Italy. We're making most of Wonder Woman [in the U.K.] and we're also making most of Justice League there, Jl One... We're definitely gonna be shooting Part One »
Back in September, producer Deborah Snyder confirmed that production on Wonder Woman was set to begin in November, although an exact date was not given. While it still isn't ultimately clear when principal photography may begin, it seems that it may happen soon, if we're to believe cryptic tweets from producer Geoff Johns. On Monday, the producer tweeted to director Patty Jenkins, stating "It's The Day". And yesterday, he sent out a photo from "Ricksmansworth England," which is apparently "very very nice." On Sunday, set photographer Clay Enos sent a photo from his flight while crossing the Atlantic Ocean, and while he doesn't specifically state that he's going to London to work on Wonder Woman, it certainly seems possible. If that wasn't enough, Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, released a photo from her morning workout earlier today.
Do all of these clues mean that Wonder Woman is shooting soon with production already underway? »
Quentin Tarantino is no stranger to controversy.
Since bursting on the scene with “Reservoir Dogs” in 1992, the video store geek turned cinematic bad boy, has inspired blowback over everything from the use of racial slurs in his films to his penchant for disposing of his characters in gruesome fashion. But nothing has prepared him for the firestorm he’s unleashed over the last few days.
Tarantino’s appearance at an Oct. 24 rally in New York against police brutality led to boycott threats by law enforcement unions of his next film, “The Hateful Eight.”
Tarantino inspired their ire by remarking at the event,”When I see murder I cannot stand by. And I have to call the murdered the murdered and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”
And his comments at the gathering have kicked off a media backlash, landing him in the crosshairs of conservative pundits like Bill »
- Brent Lang
There are perhaps few filmmakers more contradictory and ultimately more fascinating than Abel Ferrara. The American director, most famous for crime dramas like Bad Lieutenant and King of New York, could be compared to an older auteur like Nicholas Ray who blurred lines not just between genres, but between art and industry. While Ferrara has often been forced to work outside both Hollywood and the United States in the past decade of his career, with many of his most recent films never receiving proper American releases, he’s often down to tackle studio assignments. Despite his acceptance of studio productions and interest in genre fiction, Ferrara is also fascinated by morality and corruption in a way that links him to European filmmakers like Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Pier Paolo Pasolini. In this sense, despite his films’ visceral and stark depictions of violence, sexuality, and substance use, he’s heavily informed by Catholicism, »
- Nathan Smith
Fright film fans can now take a trip down a horror-infused lane with the Horror Made Here experience from Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. Open now through November 1st, the Horror Made Here tour features historic horror film props, costumes and more, including the titular doll from Annabelle, Freddy Kruger's bladed glove, and much more.
Horror Made Here's extensive collection of props and costumes are teased in the photo gallery below, and we also have the press release with full details on the event:
Press Release: Burbank, CA – October 5, 2015 – Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood unveiled a brand new experience for fright fans as Horror Made Here made its debut. Featured inside the newly-opened Stage 48: Script to Screen and available for a limited time only especially for Halloween, Horror Made Here offers guests the opportunity to discover behind-the-scenes filmmaking secrets from some of Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s more sinister titles. »
- Derek Anderson
Read More: Exclusive: Watch a Gaunt Edward Furlong in Trailer for Gravitas Horror Film 'The Last Light' Cinedigm has acquired all North American distribution rights to the film "Full of Grace." The film is directed by Andrew Hyatt and stars Noam Jenkins, Bahia Haifi and Kelsey Chow. The official synopsis of the film reads: "Full of Grace is an artfully made biblical epic in the spirit of The Passion of the Christ which tells the story of the New Testament from the perspective of Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. There is only one person in the Gospel that had the experience of living 30 years with Jesus, from birth through the Resurrection: his mother Mary. After a full life shared with her Son, fleeing into Egypt, losing him in the Temple, seeing him placed upon the cross, Mary is living her final days on earth pondering her life with Jesus. »
- Ryan Anielski
Cinedigm has acquired North American rights to biblical epic Full Of Grace. Written and directed by Andrew Hyatt, the pic examines the final days of Mary of Nazareth. It’s slated for an early 2016 release, preceded by an extensive church screening program. In addition to the film's theatrical release, Full Of Grace will stream on Cinedigm’s newly launched faith-based Dove Channel. Full Of Grace, described as a biblical epic in the spirit of The Passion of the Christ… »
What we've heard is true. Wonder Woman will begin shooting this fall. Production is set to get under way in November. Producer Deborah Snyder (wife of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder) confirmed this important production detail while speaking at the Geena Davis Institute last week. This is what she had to say about hiring a director and getting the project off the ground in time for its 2017 release date.
"We still wanted a female director and we found Patty Jenkins, who had the right vision and the same vision that we had for the character. We're really happy that we're going to be going into production in November, it's been a really great process. We've tried to hire as many female members of the crew as possible."
Back in February, we reported that Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Wonder Woman begins production this fall, but we were never given any specifics about where shooting may take place. During last week's episode of Meet the Movie Press, it was revealed that the superhero adventure has landed a cinematographer, with Interstellar's Hoyte Van Hoytema signing on, while Yahoo! Italy reports that Wonder Woman will be partially shot in Basilicata, Italy. These reports haven't been confirmed at this time, but if shooting is scheduled to commence sometime this fall, we should get confirmation soon.
Hoyte Van Hoytema first made his mark with director Tomas Alfredson's 2008 thriller Let the Right One in, which lead to more high-profile work in The Fighter, Tomas Alfredson's English language debut Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Her and Interstellar. He also served as the Dp on the upcoming James Bond action-thriller Spectre, arriving in theaters »
The paparazzi have been busy this year chasing stars filming in the Eternal City, as Hollywood has rediscovered Italy, making the country — and Rome’s storied Cinecitta Studios — a hot destination for foreign shoots.
Competitive tax breaks, a great euro-to-dollar exchange rate, and Italy’s depth of crew and craftsmen recently lured Paramount’s “Zoolander 2” as well as MGM and Paramount’s “Ben-Hur” remake, marking the first time in at least a decade that Cinecitta has hosted two big Hollywood productions. Ron Howard’s “Inferno” and the next James Bond installment, “Spectre,” have also shot in Rome and other parts of Italy.
Growing its production sector could be a shot in the arm for the nation’s ailing economy — after all, as former prime minister Giulio Andreotti famously said of an earlier epic film shoot, “ ‘Quo Vadis’ did more for Italy than the Marshall Plan.”
It was only a »
- Nick Vivarelli
Gibson’s role was announced at a press event held by Shanghai Kuailu Investment Group at the movie’s Xiangshan production base on July 7.
“Mel is interested in what happened during that period of time, and provided relevant suggestions on how to make the movie,” said Shi Jianxiang, founder and CEO of Kuailu. “He is very insightful.”
The producers pegged the film’s production budget at $65 million. Previous reports had put it at $90 million.
The story focuses on the World War II bombing of the city of Chongquing by Japanese forces. »
- Patrick Frater
Religious films have been gaining a foothold in mainstream cinema in recent years. Starting with Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ, we have seen several Biblical epics hit the screen while Christian independents have been making good profits with smaller, spiritual films that cater to a largely untapped audience. Captive represents the first major studio release with top tier talent to get a wide... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
The independent cinema guru arrives at the company as head of movies distribution and marketing while former ABC digital executive Albert Cheng is named COO.
Berney most recently served as CEO at Picturehouse, a company he brought back to life in 2013 from the ashes of the specialty label he helped launch with New Line and Warner Bros back in 2005.
Ironically the executive signed the new-look Picturehouse to an output deal with Amazon Studios’ rival Netflix.
Berney’s arrival will be a major coup for Amazon Studios. He famously orchestrated breakout campaigns for the likes of The Passion Of The Christ, Pan’s Labyrinth and My Big Fat Greek Wedding and served in senior roles at Newmarket Films, Film District, Apparition and IFC Films.
Cheng most recently served as Disney ABC Television Group evp and chief product officer of digital media. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Bob Berney and Albert Cheng joined Amazon Studios Monday in key roles: Berney will head movie distribution and marketing, while Cheng hops aboard as chief operating officer. Berney, the now-former CEO of indie film marketing and distribution company Picturehouse, will be responsible for overseeing distribution and marketing for all Amazon Original Movies in his new role. The division, announced in January, is where Amazon Studios will produce and acquire original movies for theatrical release and early window distribution for Prime members. The new department chief was previously behind the marketing and distribution for “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Passion of the Christ »
- Tony Maglio
Master cinematographer and television director Caleb Deschanel will receive AFI's 25th Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, which has previously gone to the likes of Darren Aronofsky, Patty Jenkins, David Lynch, Wally Pfister and fellow Dp Janusz Kaminski. This honor recognizes the extraordinary creative talents of an AFI Conservatory alum who embodies the qualities of filmmaker Franklin Schaffner, the Oscar-winning director of 1970's "Patton." An AFI grad from the class of 1969, Deschanel is a five-time Oscar nominee for "The Passion of the Christ," "The Patriot," "Fly Away Home," "The Natural" and "The Right Stuff." AFI cinematography alumni have been nominated 17 times across the past 12 years — winning five times. Deschanel won the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) Award for "The Patriot" and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Asc in 2010. His directing credits »
- Ryan Lattanzio
American Film Institute top brass have chosen Caleb Deschanel to receive the 2015 Franklin J Schaffner Alumni Medal.
The honour recognises the creativity of an AFI Conservatory alumnus “who embodies the qualities of filmmaker Franklin Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality filmmaking.”
The presentation of the Schaffner Medal will take place as part of the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Steve Martin in Hollywood on June 4.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Deschanel is a 1969 alumnus of the AFI Conservatory. He’s been nominated for best cinematographer Oscars for “The Right Stuff,” “The Natural,” “Fly Away Home,” “The Patriot” and “The Passion of the Christ.”
The presentation of the Schaffner Medal will take place as part of the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Steve Martin on June 4. Past recipients of the medal include cinematographers Darren Aronofsky, Patty Jenkins, Janusz Kaminski, David Lynch and Wally Pfister.
Deschanel won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for “The Patriot” and was honored with the lifetime achievement award by the Asc in 2010. He was also in the first class of the AFI Conservatory, »
- Dave McNary
“Big Stone Gap” was shot entirely on location in the coal-mining Virginia town of the same name, which is also Trigiani and Wilson’s hometown.
“We made not just a great movie, but a beautiful movie,” Goldberg said. “It looks lush.”
- Dave McNary
Movies that make money don’t always do so because they’re good. Here’s our list of underwhelming movies that happened to overwhelm the box office.
While the box office is a good, general representation of the popularity of a film, it is not necessarily an indicator of quality. Yes, it is true that most of the highest grossing movies have also received favorable reviews from critics and audiences alike, that’s often what makes them a hit, but there are some exceptions. This is a list of those exceptions. This is a list of those movies that did spectacularly well at the box office, but ended up being an inferior product.
So why would so many people want to see a terrible film? Why would they waste their hard-earned money and fleeting free time? The answer is actually pretty simple. Many of these films share a lot of common traits. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
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