18 items from 2012
Hopefully it has better luck than “The Forever War”. Not content with already one Joe Haldeman novel sitting in development hell (that title would be “The Forever War” in case you’re scoring at home), Hollywood via Sony Pictures has now acquired the movie rights to Haldeman’s “Seasons”, with the idea to turn it into a movie directed by former effects man Tim Miller, with Sebastian Gutierrez writing the screenplay. Gutierrez counts award-winning titles like “Snakes On A Plane” and “Gothika” among his credits. So, yeah, this movie adaptation is in great hands, indeed! Anyhoo. “Seasons” is a short novella that was published in 1985 as part of Haldeman’s “Dealing In Futures”, and would follow “an anthropological expedition to a planet with sentient humanoids that goes horribly awry”. Well, if it went “horribly right”, then it wouldn’t be much of a movie now, would it? Me, I’m »
We feel sort of cheated that humanoids haven't actually been discovered by now, but hey, put them into a movie, let the shit hit the fan, and you've got our full attention. Will this latest adaptation have yours?
According to Deadline, Sony Pictures has acquired the Joe Haldeman science fiction novella Seasons and will develop it for Michael De Luca to produce and Tim Miller to direct. Sebastian Gutierrez has been set to write the screenplay. The deal was made by Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad and production president Hannah Minghella, and Sam Dickerman will oversee it. Gutierrez’s scripting credits include Snakes on a Plane and Gothika, and he just helmed Hotel Noir. Alissa Phillips will be exec producer.
The novella, which is part of the 1985 Haldeman short story collection Dealing In Futures, focuses on an anthropological expedition to a planet with sentient humanoids that goes horribly awry.
- Uncle Creepy
Exclusive: Sony Pictures has acquired the Joe Haldeman science fiction novella Seasons, and will develop it for Michael De Luca to produce and Tim Miller to direct. Sebastian Gutierrez has been set to write the screenplay. The deal was made by Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad and production president Hannah Minghella, and Sam Dickerman will oversee it. Gutierrez’s scripting credits include Snakes On A Plane and Gothika, and he just helmed Hotel Noir. Alissa Phillips will be exec producer. The novella, which is part of the 1985 Haldeman short story collection Dealing In Futures, focuses on an anthropological expedition to a planet with sentient humanoids that goes horribly awry. Haldeman’s science fiction novels include The Forever War. This seems like the right visual tapestry for Miller, the visual effects wiz from Blur Studio who hasn’t yet directed a feature but is attached to several big-scale films that include »
- MIKE FLEMING JR.
Many film websites published “decade’s best horror films” lists in late 2009/early 2010. While these lists collectively provided a rough snapshot of the genre’s ups and downs during that time, with more time to reflect, it becomes increasingly clear what an important period the 2000’s were for the horror genre on a global scale.
Not only did this decade easily and obviously eclipse the comparatively arid 1990’s in both volume of production and overall quality, the 2000’s can also be looked at as a crucial one for horror cinema despite the justified outrage about the American film industry’s widespread strip-mining of classics and foreign films for remakes/re-boots and its saturation of the market with teen-friendly PG-13 rated horror films.
While by no means as groundbreaking as the 1970’s or as sentimentally regarded as the 1980’s, the 2000’s will be recalled as the decade that, despite well-founded criticisms »
- Terek Puckett
The actress feels that he hasn't apologized sufficiently about the incident and still avoids him around Hollywood.
"She didn't think he was sorry enough. He didn't even send flowers.. »
- Leon David
Halle Berry was taken to the hospital last night after she fell and hit her head on concrete while filming the upcoming movie, The Hive. But her rep tells ETonline that Berry is not only doing fine, but scheduled to be back on-set today!
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"Halle Berry suffered a minor head injury while shooting a fight sequence on the set of her film, The Hive. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but she checked out healthy and was released. She'll continue production as planned."
The Venezuelan expatriate writer and director in the United States, Sebastian Gutierrez (Judas Kiss, Gothika, Snakes on a Plane) has been submitted on time his new film, the crime drama Hotel Noir to Cannes. The cast is made up Rufus Sewell, Danny DeVito, Carla Gugino, Rosario Dawson, Malin Akerman and Robert Forster. The story is [...]
Continue reading First Look: Sebastian Gutierrez-Helmed Hotel Noir on FilmoFilia.
- Nick Martin
Open Road Films has acquired the distribution rights to the Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane) directed follow-up to the 2006 big-screen adaptation of Silent Hill, starring Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Deborah Kara Unger, Adelaide Clemens, Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell and Kit Harington.
Official Press Release:
Open Road Films Acquires Psychological Horror Film Silent Hill: Revelation 3D With Plans For Halloween 2012 Release Based On Iconic Video Game Franchise, Sequel To 2006′S Hit Film Silenthill Stars Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Sean Bean, Carrie-anne Moss And Malcolm McDowell
Los Angeles, CA, April 18, 2012 – Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, the highly anticipated sequel to 2006′s film Silent Hill, released by TriStar Pictures. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will be released wide October 26, 2012 in time for Halloween. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films and producers Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody.
- Jason Moore
Robert Downey Jr. just added another project to his to-do pile, and it doesn't require any fancy gadgets, period costumes, or special effects. Rdj is attached to star in and produce "The Judge," a little dramedy about family.
This isn't your typical big city son comes home and makes good type of deal, though; when Downey Jr.'s character goes home after his mother passes away, he finds out that his dad, the eponymous judge, is suspected of knocking her off. But there's a problem — he's got Alzheimer's.
While most family relationships are equal parts comedy and drama, if you're lucky, it will be interesting to see which side "The Judge" leans on. It sounds like it's got the potential for some tear jerking, but it's being directed by David Dobkin, who brought us "The Change-Up" and "Fred Claus."
On the other hand, the script has been through so many »
- Jenni Miller
It was a quiet 2011 for Abigail Breslin, having lent her voice to “Rango“ and pure name recognition to “New Years Eve,” but recently the young actress has lined up high-profile projects left and right, and we can now add Brad Anderson's “The Hive” to the list.
Breslin, having just wrapped crime drama “Perfect Sisters,” and currently shooting the much-anticipated “Ender's Game,” has clearly aimed her career in a darker direction, which “The Hive” and others exemplify. The maneuver could be considered obvious, but Breslin has shown the chops needed to handle such adult material with ease, even early on in her already impressive filmography.
Behind the scenes, Anderson revived “The Hive” after Joel Schumacher was fired and replaced by the “Session 9” director, who also landed Halle Berry to headline the film once scheduling got worked out. Berry, who initially dropped out but is now back on board, plays »
- Charlie Schmidlin
Young 'Zombieland' star Abigail Breslin has signed up to star alongside Halle Berry ('Gothika') in new thriller 'The Hive'. Berry stars as a female emergency line operator who, in trying to help a young girl (who'll be played by Breslin), comes up against a killer from her own past. Brad Anderson ('The Machinist') has since taken the directorial reigns for the project which was previously set for 'Phone Booth' helmer Joel Schumacher. He'll be directing from a script penned by 'Thir13en Ghosts' scribe Rich D'Ovidio. The 15-year old Breslin (below) is currently at work on Gavin Hood's new sci-fi flick 'Ender's Game' alongside Harrison Ford. »
So has Halle Berry been struck with the Oscar curse, or just been making mostly bad choices? Ever since winning for "Monster's Ball" a decade ago, she did the franchise thing in "Die Another Day" and the 'X-Men' trilogy of films and between those, she lined up a string of stinkers including "Catwoman," "Gothika" and "Perfect Strangers." Her attempted return to Oscar a couple of years ago, "Frankie & Alice," barely got a release and while "Things We Lost In The Fire" was a brief return to something substantial, this spring she toplines the dreadful looking shark movie "Dark Tide." So a thriller that takes place in a call center? That's right up her alley these days it seems.
- Kevin Jagernauth
The complete legacy of one deadly experiment, 'Mimic: 3-film Set' (which includes Guillermo Del Toro's Director's Cut of Mimic) will be unleashed to DVD and Bly-ray on May 1. Read the official details below.
Audiences will experience thrills and chills from the franchise that brought the epic battle of man and nature to life as Lionsgate debuts the Mimic: 3-Film Set on Blu-ray Disc this May. Available for the first time as an HD collection, the set includes Mimic: The Director’s Cut, along with Mimic 2 and Mimic 3: Sentinel – both on Blu-ray Disc for the first time and available exclusively in the set. Telling the complete story of one deadly genetic engineering experiment, each film includes a host of special features, certain to excite and terrify fans of the sci-fi series.
Mimic: The Director’S Cut Synopsis
Directed by Oscar® nominee Guillermo Del Toro (Best Writing, »
Berry injured her foot months ago while filming Cloud Atlas in September in Spain. According to Warner Bros., the accident occurred while "walking in Majorca on a day off from filming." People reported at the time that Berry was chasing after her then-3-year-old daughter, Nahla, who was chasing after a goat across the rocky countryside.
Although the injury occurred nearly six months ago, Berry was photographed just last week wearing a brace boot on her right leg.
The actress, while always glamorous on the red carpet, seems to be a klutz on set. Berry broke her arm while filming Gothika during a "physical scene" on set in Montreal, according to a Warner Bros. spokesman. She was also reportedly injured on the set of Catwoman, »
High-caliber talents inevitably have moved on to new projects by the time they find out they've been nominated for an Academy Award. But right after the awards attention hits, they often have a whole new set of options (along with a whole new salary), which can lead to either very smart or very regrettable decisions. Halle Berry, for instance, already had a role in the James Bond film Die Another Day sewn up when she was handed the best actress Oscar for Monster's Ball in 2002, but her next two choices, Gothika and Catwoman, killed the momentum. Conversely, Mickey
- Jay A. Fernandez
Another day another shark movie. Today we reveal the new one-sheet for John Stockwell's toothy thriller 'Dark Ride'. Stockwell is certainly experienced enough with shooting on the high seas after previously helming 'Blue Crush' and thriller 'Into the Blue' starring Jessica Alba and Paul Walker. And when you're directing Halle Berry ('Gothika') in a bikini then every days a helming miracle. Berry pops up on the new poster in her freshly selected bikini but sadly there's not much else to shout about on the asset. In all honesty it looks a bit tacky and very much has a 'seen it all before' feel to it. Lionsgate and Wrekin Hill Entertainment are preparing to unleash 'Dark Tide' on VOD from 8 March and is set for theatrical run from 30 March. Check out the new poster below. »
Robert and his wife welcomed son Exton Elias on Feb. 7! Better start calling Robert Downey Jr. Iron Dad! The star of blockbuster films Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes and his wife, Susan Downey, are proud new parents to son Exton Elias. Susan, a producer, gave birth to bouncing baby boy Exton on Feb. 7. This is the couple's first child. “Everyone is healthy and they couldn’t be happier,” a friend of the couple told People. Robert, 46, and Susan, 38, met on the 2003 set of Gothika. They were married in 2005. Downey, who will next star in the highly-anticipated big-budget adaptation of The Avengers, also has another son, Indio, 18, from a previous marriage. -- Josh Rosenblatt More Robert Downey Jr.: Robert Downey Jr. Says: We’re Having A Baby Boy Watch Out, Robert Downey Jr.! Justin Bieber Is The New ‘Ironman’ In Town! Robert Downey, Jr.: Everyone Should ‘Forgive’ Mel Gibson! »
Hollywood's former baddest bad boy, Robert Downey Jr., has become one of the silver screen's most respected stars in recent years, but it seems that his biggest role has just arrived.
People reports that the "Sherlock Holmes" star and his wife Susan, a producer, welcomed their first child together at 7:24 this morning in Los Angeles.
The baby boy, named Exton Elias Downey, weighted in at 7 lbs., 5 oz., and measured a lanky 20 inches.
The proud parents met in 2002 on the set of Halle Berry thriller "Gothika," while Downey was in the midst of divorcing his first wife, actress Deborah Falconer, with whom he has an 18-year-old son, Indio.
The couple married just two years later in Long Island, NY, and, despite his past bad behavior, Downey claimed that his wife had finally settled him down for good. "[She] has got me on a freakin' choke chain, and I love it."
- Sarah Crow
18 items from 2012
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