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With production on Godzilla: King of Monsters starting next month in Atlanta, the cast continues to grow, with one returning star from 2014's Godzilla and a new cast member as well. Sally Hawkins, who played Monarch scientist Vivienne Graham, has come aboard to reprise her role, while Game of Thrones star Charles Dance has also signed on. No details have been given for Charles Dance's character at this time, but with filming scheduled to begin soon, hopefully we'll learn more about the story and the characters as production gets under way.
Deadline broke the news of both actors' casting, although it isn't clear how many more roles are left to be filled. They both join Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, who play a family that is reportedly integral to the central plot. O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton) has also come aboard, »
“King Kong” will roar onto Broadway in fall 2018 in a new play with music, producers Global Creatures and Roy Furman announced Wednesday. The production, which features giant animatronic versions of the great ape, will play the Shubert Organization’s Broadway Theatre — where the current revival of “Miss Saigon” is expected to depart for a North American tour. Jack Thorne, who received the 2017 Olivier Award and the Evening Standard Award for Best Play for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” wrote the script for “King Kong,” which is a contemporary take on the classic story based on Merian C. Cooper’s. »
- Thom Geier
17 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Broadway is readying for a monster of a musical.
The long-gestating musical adaptation of King Kong will roar in the Broadway Theatre in fall 2018, producers Global Creatures and Roy Furman announced Wednesday.
The titular ape is manifested through a combination of animatronics and puppetry developed by creature designer Sonny Tilders, as similarly executed in the Walking With Dinosaurs and How to Train Your Dragon arena shows. The stage show is based on the novel of the original 1933 screenplay by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace, and is described as "a contemporary take on the classic tale of beauty and the beast." It is »
- Ashley Lee
The hunter becomes the prey in Dario Argento's The Stendhal Syndrome, and this July, Blue Underground will release the film like never before in a three-disc limited edition Blu-ray that is packed with bonus features to go with the 2K restoration, including several new interviews.
Blue Underground will release The Stendhal Syndrome on July 25th, and you can check out the official details and cover art below:
"Dario Argento’S Masterpiece Of Terror – Uncut, Uncensored And Newly Remastered!
When beautiful police detective Anna Manni follows the bloody trail of a sophisticated serial murderer/rapist through the streets of Italy, the young woman falls victim to the bizarre “Stendhal Syndrome” – a hallucinatory phenomenon which causes her to lose her mind and memory in the presence of powerful works of art. Trapped in this twilight realm, Anna plunges deeper and deeper into sexual psychosis, until she comes to know the killer »
- Derek Anderson
When it comes to the deft art of performance capture, few Hollywood stars hold a candle to Andy Serkis. From the mercurial Gollum to Caesar, King Kong – and that’s Peter Jackson’s version, not Skull Island – to Supreme Leader Snoke (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), the English actor and director has garnered near-universal acclaim for his many roles in the mo-cap suit, and if a Tweet from Matt Reeves is any indication, Andy Serkis may be about to add another high-profile project to his impressive collection.
Andy Serkis in ANYthing! He is the Best! Regards back! https://t.co/Imt9oHh8wj
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) May 16, 2017
Now, before we get too carried away, »
- Michael Briers
The most-read book since Gone with the Wind looked at the coming of age struggle of an ambitious, upwardly mobile Jewish girl in the 1930s. This glossy film version gives Natalie Wood an ‘adult’ role and provides Gene Kelly with the seemingly optimal character of a troubled theatrical artiste. Good intentions aside, the show lacks guidance — and may have harmed Kelly’s acting career.
Kl Studio Classics
1958 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 128 min. / Street Date May 9, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95
Starring: Natalie Wood, Gene Kelly, Claire Trevor, Everett Sloane, Martin Milner, Carolyn Jones, Martin Balsam, Edd Byrnes, George Tobias, Jesse White, Paul Picerni, Ruta Lee, Shelley Fabares, Lana Wood.
Cinematography: Harry Stradling
Film Editor: Folmar Blangsted
Original Music: Max Steiner
Produced by Milton Sperling
Directed by Irving Rapper
When doing interviews for West Side Story we found out that »
- Glenn Erickson
Aardman co-founder Peter Lord grabbed a ball of clay before his conversation last week at the Fmx International Conference on Animation, Effects, Vr, Games and Transmedia in Stuttgart, Germany, and slowly molded a puppet of Morph, Aardman’s first creation, while discussing 40 years of stop-motion glory at its animation studio in Bristol, England.
From “Wallace & Gromit” to “Creature Comforts” to “Shaun the Sheep,” Aardman will be firmly dedicated to the hand-crafted technique of stop-motion as long as audiences continue to embrace it. For Lord, who co-founded Aardman with school chum David Sproxton before adding animator-director Nick Park to the creative team, it’s all about the comedy of manners and empathy.
Here are Lord’s five rules for stop-motion animation:
- Bill Desowitz
Author: Dave Roper
With Actors, Directors, Actresses and Screenwriters under our collective belt and Cinematographers still to come, we presently turn our eye towards Composers, whose music lends so much to the films they work on.
As with the other lists, credit is given for not merely one or two sterling scores, but rather a consistently excellent body of work with specific stand-out films. To be blunt, this is a trickier prospect than it at first appears. Just because a film is terrific or well-loved doesn’t necessarily mean that the score is itself a standout. We begin with perhaps the most obvious and celebrated film composer of them all…..
Goodness me. The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Long Goodbye, Catch Me If You Can, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Star Wars, Superman, Et, Born on the Fourth of July, »
- Dave Roper
Mark Harrison May 19, 2017
If you haven't caught up yet, Their Finest is currently playing in UK cinemas and it's a gorgeous little love letter to perseverance through storytelling, set against the backdrop of a film production office at the British Ministry of Information during the Second World War. Based on Lissa Evans' novel, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy play characters whose access to the film industry has been contingent on the global crisis that takes other young men away from such trifling matters, and it's a real joy to watch.
Among other things, the film got us thinking about other films about making films. We're not talking about documentaries, even though Hearts Of Darkness, the documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now, may be the greatest film about »
“My kids are at the age where teasing is just starting to begin the playground, and my kids have been teased,” Watts, 48, told People at the 3 Generations screening in New York Sunday night. “I’ve seen them say things they don’t mean to create a negative effect.”
The former couple was most recently spotted together at the Tribeca Film Festival, where they were promoting their new film Chuck — and Schreiber planted a »
- Mary S. Park
Jason from Mnpp here for another round of "Beauty vs Beast" - today is the 86th anniversary of the grand opening of the Empire State Building, aka the most famous building in the world. And so in its honor we're finally tackling the movie that not only birthed its legend but also gave this series its name...
"It was beauty killed the beast."
The Empire State Building was opened on May 1st 1931. President Hoover pushed a button in the White House in DC and the lights to the tower in NYC flicked on for the first time. Just under two years later the movie King Kong would be released (director Merian Cooper supposedly came up with the idea of the plane battle at its top), immediately branding the iconic skyscraper and its most famous big monkey occupant - and his little blonde friend (Fay Wray) - onto every human brain, »
Join us for some old-school 16mm Movie Madness! – It’s our monthly 16Mm Double Feature Night at The Way Out Club (2525 Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis)! Join Tom Stockman and Roger from “Roger’s Reels’ for complete films projected on 16mm film. The show is Tuesday May 2nd and starts at 8pm. Admission is Free though we will be setting out a jar to take donations for the National Children’s Cancer Society.
First up Is Mighty Joe Young (1949)
The producer –director team of Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack attempted to recreate the magic of King Kong in 1949 with Mighty Joe Young, which followed the Kong story closely but this time with more humor, affection and a big ape that kids could see as a hero. Again Robert Armstrong leads a safari to an isolated land to find a new attraction and again discovers a giant ape attached »
- Tom Stockman
Author: Zehra Phelan
Real life stories often make for a gripping cinematic experience and with any luck, director Toa Fraser has done the same justice to the forthcoming 6 Days starring Jamie Bell. To give us a small glimpse into this project four new character posters have been released.
Related: 6 Days Trailer and Images.
The feature, which chronicles the events that took place during the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege in London, focuses on the perspective of three people who played a vital part in the events at the time. The hostage negotiator Max Vernon (played by Mark Strong), the man responsible for communicating with the terrorists inside the building; news reporter Kate Adie (Abbie Cornish), who was covering the events for the BBC and Rusty Firmin (Jamie Bell), leader of one of the Sas assault teams that entered the Iranian Embassy to end the siege, all of which are depicted plus one, »
- Zehra Phelan
Its only been a month since the release of Kong: Skull Island, but already the king of the apes has a new project in the works, but not one you’d expect. King Kong will be heading to television for King Kong Skull Island. Not to be confused with the film, the series will be a separate entity and a serialized and contemporary continuation of the classic 1933 film with a female lead and a multicultural cast.
This will be the first time King Kong has come to television. MarVista Entertainment and Im Global are teaming up to produce the series from a script by The Bye Bye Man‘s Jonathan Penner and Stacey Title, who will also executive produce. It will be based on writer/artist Joe DeVito’s Skull Island property through DeVito Artworks and Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong, and will delve into the origins and mysteries of the dangerous island. »
- Ricky Church
Kong is big, both in terms of size as well as success, with this year’s Kong: Skull Island having grossed over half a billion dollars. But now, the giant ape-like monster is set to appear on the small screen. Mars Vista Entertainment and Im Global Television are working together to bring the first live-action TV series on Kong. The series will be based on a combination of Merian C. Cooper’s 1933 King Kong and Devito Artworks’ Skull Island, and will imaginatively be called King Kong Skull Island.
The originality doesn’t end with the show’s title, either, since King Kong Skull Island is the first live-action television programme in the Kong Universe. While there have already been three animated TV series on the same topic, the show creates a purpose for itself in that the Kong live-action TV series hasn’t »
- Sinéad McCausland
Kong: Skull Island came out this past March, the second part of the MonsterVerse which also includes 2014's Godzilla. The film wasn't a smash hit, but still a success, raking in $550 million worldwide so far, on a budget of $185 million. Not bad for a March release without "Batman" or "Superman" in the title. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is up next in 2019, with Godzilla Vs. Kong following the next year in 2020. Besides all that, no Kong solo-sequel has been announced, but now it looks like television may be the place to continue the story started in Skull Island.
Deadline reports that King Kong Skull Island (yes, that is the current title, putting the "King" back in "King Kong") will be the first live-action TV show set in the Kong universe. The writers of The Bye Bye Man, Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title, are writing the series based on the original »
- Nick Doll
MarVista Entertainment, a leading independent studio that produces, acquires and distributes premium film and television content, has partnered with Im Global Television, a joint venture between prolific independent studio Im Global, Chinese digital giant Tencent and Tang Media Partners, to develop, co-produce, and co-finance the tale of King Kong for series television. This new series will not be connected to Warner Bros.' movie Kong: Skull Island, or the upcoming Godzilla vs. King Kong. While it will not be connected to the film, it will have a familiar title, King Kong Skull Island.
Based on DeVito ArtWorks' Skull Island property and Merian C. Cooper's King Kong, King Kong Skull Island is a comprehensive King Kong Universe exclusively endorsed by Kong's creator. The series is a serialized, contemporary continuation of the classic with a female-led, multi-cultural ensemble that delves fully into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins. »
Kong: skull Island which released earlier this year has done quite well by pulling in a whopping $552million at the box office, with a budget of $185M. now these amounts are almost the same as what the movie cost when Peter Jackson released his remake of the original movie back in 2005.todays difference is that a renewed interest in Legendary’s Monsterverse and has spurred some interest in telling further tales of the Gigantic ape.
MarVista Entertainment and Im Global Television have teamed up to produce King Kong Skull island the first live action Tv series which is based on the 2017 movie. King Kong Skull Island is a serialized, contemporary continuation of the classic with a female-led, »
- email@example.com (Rob Bayne)
Im Global Television and MarVista Entertainment have teamed up to produce a King Kong TV series, the two companies announced on Tuesday. A live-action series based on DeVito Artworks’ Skull Island property and Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong, “King Kong Skull Island” is described as a “serialized, contemporary continuation of the classic with a female-led, multi-cultural ensemble that delves fully into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins.” Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title are attached to write and executive produce the series. Dannie Festa of World Builder Entertainment will also serve as executive producer. Also Read: »
- Reid Nakamura
Joseph Baxter Apr 20, 2017
Unrelated to the movies, King Kong Skull Island will be a contemporary series with a female lead...
It appears that the King Kong franchise is about to make a dramatic small screen leap for a new live-action series, marking the giant ape’s serial television debut. It’s certainly exciting news, especially in the aftermath of the recent cinematic release of reboot/prequel Kong: Skull Island. However, the television series might manifest as something different.
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