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Michael Mann to direct a Vietnam War TV series

7 July 2017 12:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jul 7, 2017

Michael Mann will return to TV for Hue 1968, a Vietnam War drama on FX....

Michael Mann is heading back to TV. Way back in his early days as a writer/producer, he worked on episodes of Starsky And Hutch and Miami Vice. Of course, he went on direct massive movies such as Heat, The Last Of The Mohicans, Ali and Collateral

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And now, with the golden age of 'peak TV' continuing, FX has snapped up Mann to helm a new war drama. The show will adapt Hue 1968, Mark Bowden's bestseller, all about American involvement in the conflict. (You might recognise Bowden's name - he also wrote the book that became Black Hawk Down.)

Mann will direct multiple episodes, including the first one. There are expected to be 8-10 episodes in total, »

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Michael Mann to Direct Vietnam War Limited Series ‘Hue 1968’ for FX

6 July 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Filmmaker Michael Mann is looking to return to the small screen in a big way. While Mann got his start as a writer/producer on shows like Starsky and Hutch and Miami Vice, his directorial efforts on TV have been limited to a single episode each of 1977’s Police Woman and 1987’s Crime Story, and then the pilot for HBO’s short-lived drama series Luck in 2011. Now, however, the Heat and Collateral director is aiming to enter the popular fray of “limited series” efforts on TV with a Vietnam War-centric effort for FX. Per Deadline, … »

- Adam Chitwood

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10+ Years Later: Miami Vice, Exotic, Experimental and Entertaining As Ever

6 July 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Never before in cinema have two men in expensive suits talking on cellphones on a downtown rooftop looked so beautiful. Perhaps never again. Michael Mann's gloriously expensive 2006 up-scaling of the quasi-camp TV show Miami Vice (on which he served as producer for five seasons) landed in the middle of the director's radical experiments with digital cinematography. If the 1980s series is remembered for its white suits, pastel shirts, and fast cars in the Florida sunshine, the film is remarkable for its twinkling twilight skyline and coral coloured clouds uniquely rendered with digital noise. Mann (and ace cinematographer Dion Beebe) initially dipped their lenses into the high-gain/high-grain look of digital video with 2003's Collateral. After his definitive crime drama Heat did such a superb job using the cities locations...

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Michael De Luca, Michael Mann project 'Hue 1968' lands at FX

6 July 2017 5:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Premium cable network to adapt Vietnam War book into limited series.

FX has landed the rights to turn Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden’s book Huế, 1968 into a limited event series that will range from eight-10 hours.

Michael Mann and Michael De Luca acquired the rights to the book in late April.

The Vietnam War adaption will focus on lives on all sides during pivotal the Tet Offensive by Vietnamese forces. Characters include a seemingly innocent Vietnamese schoolgirl turned hardened revolutionary; a Marine captain from Pennsylvania who becomes a war hero; a Hanoi teacher who fights as an infantryman for the North Vietnamese army; and Us president Lyndon B. Johnson.

Mann, the Oscar-winning director of Collateral, The Insider, and Heat, plans to direct several episodes and will produce alongside De Luca and FX Productions.

The network is reportedly planning to begin filming on the series at the end of this year in Asia.

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What Jamie Foxx Looks Like as Marvel's Blade

29 June 2017 1:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Blade, even before the first X-Men movie managed to bring superheroes into the modern age of cinema, was a successful comic book franchise. With the box office power that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has shown over the years, there has been talk of possibly bringing the vampire hunter back into the fold at some point. Wesley Snipes has expressed interest in returning to the part, but it may be too little, too late for that. So, who's next up? How about Jamie Foxx?

Prolific artist BossLogic decided to give us a look at what a new version of Blade, as portrayed by Jamie Foxx, could look like. Normally, BossLogic tends to do these as a response to people who've been recently cast in the role, or are rumored to be in the running. In this case, BossLogic has taken it upon himself to just throw out a name that might work and show us why. »

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Tom Cruise And Why Top Gun 2 Should Be Canned

18 June 2017 3:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway says it’s time Hollywood started saying no to Cruise…

It’s a cliché to say success has many fathers while failure is an orphan, but it’s no less true for that. The most recent example of this in Hollywood is everyone disowning The Mummy and blaming its poor box office on star Tom Cruise having too much control over the project. It’s easily done, and most films that fail will go through similar finger-pointing and blame spreading. The thing is, in this case, you can imagine its true.

Cruise can be a superb actor; when he challenges himself to get out of his comfort zone – an all too rare experience these days – he’s brilliant. He’s better than Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, amazing in Magnolia, the best thing in Collateral, but far too often he falls back on the same stock characters in ultimately forgettable films. »

- Neil Calloway

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5 Ways for Tom Cruise to Resurrect His Career

12 June 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tom Cruise’s latest starring role in a franchise-facing actioner may not be the out-and-out disaster so many pictured when the first reviews for “The Mummy” started rolling in (current Rotten Tomatoes score: 17%, his second-lowest of all-time), but it’s still worrisome for a tentpole film meant to launch an entirely new franchise. Box office aside, “The Mummy” points to another troubling element in Cruise’s career: woeful repetition.

Cruise remains one of Hollywood’s last big movie stars, a bankable talent who almost exclusively stars in major films that are expected to make a pretty penny at the box office. In recent years, Cruise has leaned hard on large-scale studio projects, from the enduringly popular “Mission: Impossible” franchise to pricey studio outings like “Oblivion” and “Rock of Ages,” and while he’s still a major marquee name, his career is lacking the kind of daring and exciting choices that once made it stand out. »

- Kate Erbland

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8 June 2017 5:10 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

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The Guardian thinks Tom Cruise should ditch the heroics and play an unsavory character again. We heartily agree. He seemed to lose all his artistic ambition (if not his general ambition) right around the time of the Kidman divorce. It's been almost a two decade stretch of franchise heroes only now with rare exceptions like Rock of Ages and Collateral.

Deadline Donald Glover talks Atlanta and taking on the famous role of Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise

Guardian Remember Blue is the Warmest Color? Director Abdellatif Kechiche is auctioning off his Palme d'Or and other memorabilia to pay for his »

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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Composers And The Scores That Made Them Great

10 May 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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…..

John WilliamsStar Wars

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

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‘Gears of War’ Screenwriter Worked On The ‘Avatar’ Sequels

4 May 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Over a decade ago, talk of a Gears of War movie started. Ever since its announcement, some notable writers have come and gone from the project. Chris Morgan (The Fast and the Furious franchise), Stuart Beattie (Collateral), and Billy Ray (Shattered Glass) all took cracks at the video game adaptation. With the project alive again, and this time at Universal, a new writer […]

The post ‘Gears of War’ Screenwriter Worked On The ‘Avatar’ Sequels appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Gears of War Movie Brings in Avatar Sequel Writer

3 May 2017 6:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that the long-awaited Gears of War movie found a studio home at Universal last October, the project is finally starting to come together. Universal has brought on screenwriter Shane Salerno, who co-wrote all four upcoming Avatar sequels with James Cameron, to work on on the screenplay. Dylan Clark will produce through his Universal-based production company, although no director is set in stone quite yet.

When Universal announced their partnership with The Coalition, the Microsoft-based company that develops the video game franchise, it was revealed that the movie wouldn't be based on a specific game in the Gears of War franchise, but an original story set in this established universe. Deadline broke the news of Shane Salerno coming aboard to write the script, but no story details have been given as of yet. This popular video game franchise has had a long road to the big screen, but now »

- MovieWeb

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Michael Mann, Michael De Luca line up 'Hue 1968' series

24 April 2017 12:25 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Vietnam War adaption will focus on lives on all sides during pivotal Tet Offensive.

Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have acquired rights to Mark Bowden’s upcoming book Hue 1968, which they will develop into an eight-to-10-hour miniseries.

Mann, the Oscar-winning director of Collateral, The Insider, and Heat, will direct multiple episodes and produce alongside De Luca, the Fifty Shades Darker producer who recently co-produced the Oscar telecast.

Hue 1968 took Bowden, the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down, five years to write and focuses on lives on all sides of the conflict during the pivotal Tet Offensive. Grove Atlantic will publish the book on June 6.

Characters include a seemingly innocent Vietnamese schoolgirl turned hardened revolutionary; a Marine captain from Pennsylvania who becomes a war hero; a Hanoi teacher who fights as an infantryman for the North Vietnamese army; and Us president Lyndon B. Johnson.

Mark Bowden’s written a masterpiece of intensely dramatic non-fiction,” Mann said. “Bowden »

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‘City of Tiny Lights’ Review

10 April 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Floyd, Roshan Seth, Cush Jumbo | Written by Patrick Neate | Directed by Pete Travis

I could watch Riz Ahmed in almost anything, but there are limits, tested here by this deeply mediocre British mystery thriller. Adapted by Patrick Neate from his 2005 novel, City of Tiny Lights is helmed by Pete Travis, who in 2012 nearly rescued Judge Dredd from comic book movie hell. But while Travis transposes some of Dredd’s style, he cannot bring its boldness, humour or efficiency.

Ahmed plays Tommy Akhtar, a “snoop” who is so underground that even his job description is unclear. Basically, he’s a private detective. One day he’s visited by a working woman named Melody (Cush Jumbo). Her flatmate is missing. Tommy investigates and finds the body of a Pakistani businessman. It’s a discovery that will bring him into close contact with two blasts from his »

- Rupert Harvey

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Pete Travis interview: City Of Tiny Lights, politics, Dredd

9 April 2017 3:39 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Apr 9, 2017

Director Pete Travis chats to us about City Of Tiny Lights, television, politics and Dred..

City Of Tiny Lights, starring Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper, is the latest film from director Pete Travis, known particularly in this parish for helming Dredd. We met up with him in London to chat about the movie, about politics, and about Dredd

I read an interview for City Of Tiny Lights where you were quoted as saying you wouldn’t make the film unless Riz Ahmed did it, and that he was the first choice for the lead role of Tommy. I can’t tell you the number of people I interview who say something like that and…

… mostly they’re lying when they say that!

Well, quite possibly!

There’s a rule about casting I learned a long time ago. The right person for the role is the person who »

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Ben Wheatley interview: Free Fire, Minecraft, Statham

29 March 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Mar 30, 2017

Free Fire director Ben Wheatley chatted to us about the film, Martin Scorsese, Freakshift and his Jason Statham double-bill theory...

We have a lot of love for Ben Wheatley here at Geek Towers. His films, from Kill List to the star-studded ilk of High Rise, never fail to impress. And on TV, he directed the stellar opening episodes of Peter Capaldi’s stint on Doctor Who.

And now he’s brought us Free Fire, a thrilling close-confines shootout movie which plonks Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Sam Riley and more in a warehouse full of semi-automatic and lets chaos ensue.

Wheatley wrote the script for Free Fire with his wife and writing partner Amy Jump, having been inspired by an FBI incident report from the 1980s. The mighty Mr Martin Scorsese was involved in the movie as an executive producer.

The resultant film is »

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‘Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo’: Brian Dennehy Tackles an All-Too-Real Issue in New Clip — Watch

21 March 2017 12:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“For far too long, our community has been divided,” declares Brian Dennehy in this exclusive clip from the upcoming episode of “Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo.” Currently in its second season, the SundanceTV original series looks to draw parallels between its storyline and current events.

Evoking far too many memories of recent police shootings, the upcoming episode of  the SundanceTV original series aims to tackle the all-too real issue as seen in this exclusive clip from the episode “Ticking Mojo.” The clip features the wealthy and powerful Sheriff Valentine Otis (Brian Dennehy) as he eulogizes a young boy in front of the African community he is supposed to protect, much to the chagrin of a mistrusting Hap (James Purefoy).

Read More: ‘Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo’: Sundance TV Favorite Returns This March — First Look

Adapted from the second book in Joe R. Landsdale’s popular “Hap and Leonard” series, »

- Juan Diaz

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‘Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo’: Brian Dennehy Tackles an All-Too-Real Issue in New Clip — Watch

21 March 2017 12:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“For far too long, our community has been divided,” declares Brian Dennehy in this exclusive clip from the upcoming episode of “Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo.” Currently in its second season, the SundanceTV original series looks to draw parallels between its storyline and current events.

Evoking far too many memories of recent police shootings, the upcoming episode of  the SundanceTV original series aims to tackle the all-too real issue as seen in this exclusive clip from the episode “Ticking Mojo.” The clip features the wealthy and powerful Sheriff Valentine Otis (Brian Dennehy) as he eulogizes a young boy in front of the African community he is supposed to protect, much to the chagrin of a mistrusting Hap (James Purefoy).

Read More: ‘Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo’: Sundance TV Favorite Returns This March — First Look

Adapted from the second book in Joe R. Landsdale’s popular “Hap and Leonard” series, »

- Juan Diaz

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Rushes. Orson Welles on Netflix, Malick Speaks, Michael Mann on "Heat" & "Collateral," Classic Takedowns

14 March 2017 1:51 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWSJohn Huston, Orson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich on the set of The Other Side of the WindWe're still holding our breath, but it looks like we may all get to see Orson Welles' beleaguered film project The Other Side of the Wind, to be released in some fashion by Netflix.The Tribeca Film Festival, running April 17 - 30, has announced its full lineup. Robert Osborne, Turner Classic Movies host and defacto representative in the United States for the appreciation of older films, has died at the age of 84. With his passing, the number of venerable, welcoming advocates for classic cinema is dropping precariously low.Recommended VIEWINGThe proof is the pudding: Director Terrence Malick actually participated in a public, recorded conversation! He was at SXSW to promote his new film, Austin-set Song to Song, and took place in a discussion with Richard Linklater »

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Hugh Jackman, Noomi Rapace for Michael Mann's Ferrari biopic

8 March 2017 1:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Mar 9, 2017

Hugh Jackman and Noomi Rapace are in talks to star in Michael Mann's Ferrari biopic. So start your engines.

Hugh Jackman may have finally said goodbye to the role that made him a movie star in Logan this past weekend, but he looks ready to celebrate by taking on a part that requires a whole lot more time in the kitchen than the gym with Ferrari, a new biopic from Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral). Deadline broke the news that Jackman and Noomi Rapace of the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Prometheus fame are in talks to take on the roles of Enzo and Linda Ferrari.

The film, which details a relationship that was apparently as high octane as Enzo’s famed sports cars, has been a project Mann has been developing for decades, originally starting work on it with the late great Sydney Pollack. »

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Just How Many Black Actors Have Won an Oscar? The Number Is Disturbingly Low

26 February 2017 10:15 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Lee Celano The Oscars have been plagued by obvious race issues since they began in 1929, and things seemingly came to a head with the #OscarsSoWhite discussion a couple of years ago; the overwhelming lack of diversity in nominees in both 2015 and 2016 resulted in Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs taking bigger, more noticeable steps to double the number of diverse members in its voting body by 2020. Nevertheless, a black actor (the incomparable Sidney Poitier) wasn't awarded until 1964, and it was only in 2002 that Halle Berry became the first black woman to win a best actress trophy. At this year's ceremony, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis won for their supporting roles, adding to a pretty short list. So, just how many black actors have won Oscars over the years? Sixteen. A whopping sixteen distinguished, talented people in 89 years. Scroll through to see who they are and learn about the records they've broken. »

- Brittney Stephens

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