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Christopher Nolan Headlines Lff Connects; Fortissimo Weds ‘La Novia’ – Global Briefs

28 August 2015 4:18 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Christopher Nolan (Inception) will headline a new series of industry talks launched by the BFI London Film Festival titled Lff Connects. The events will aim to explore the future of film and how film engages with other creative industries such as TV, music, art and games. Artist Tacita Dean, whose exhibitions include the grand-scale Film at the Tate Modern, will join the Batman Begins director for the new series, which launches with a conversation event on October 9 at… »

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Christopher Nolan Headlines Lff Connects; Fortissimo Weds ‘La Novia’ – Global Briefs

28 August 2015 4:18 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Christopher Nolan (Inception) will headline a new series of industry talks launched by the BFI London Film Festival titled Lff Connects. The events will aim to explore the future of film and how film engages with other creative industries such as TV, music, art and games. Artist Tacita Dean, whose exhibitions include the grand-scale Film at the Tate Modern, will join the Batman Begins director for the new series, which launches with a conversation event on October 9 at… »

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8 Ways Batman V Superman Could Be A Total Let Down

24 August 2015 4:09 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros.

With the way a lot of fans are gushing over Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, it seems they’ve forgotten that Man Of Steel was something of a disappointment. Promoted as Superman’s Batman Begins, it was a movie with lush visuals, awesome action scenes, a cracking score, and a terrible story courtesy of regular comic book movie hack David S. Goyer.

While Batman v Superman has the advantage of having Argo’s Chris Terrio on writing duties, there’s nothing to say he’ll find success with a superhero project as plenty of writers and directors have crashed and burned when it came to moving into this genre (just look at what happened with Josh Trank). Zack Snyder meanwhile has a solid enough track record, but he too can be a little hit and miss.

Despite all of that, Batman v Superman is shaping up to be something great… »

- Josh Wilding

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Comics on Film: Life After Hugh Jackman's Wolverine

21 August 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It’s been said before and it’ll probably be said again: the current comic book movie craze may have had its seeds planted in 1998 by New Line Cinema’s Blade, but it was 2000’s X-Men that catapulted the genre to new heights of success and acceptance by moviegoers everywhere. X-Men was quickly followed by other successful, genre-defining films like Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man, 2003’s X2: X-Men United, 2004’s Hellboy and Spider-Man 2, and 2005’s Batman Begins. Through all of this – including reboots of the Spider-Man, Superman, Daredevil, Punisher, Hulk, and Fantastic Four franchises – one actor has stood as a guiding beacon...

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- Chris Clow

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A24 and David S. Goyer Team Up for New Horror Film

13 August 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

A24 and David S. Goyer team up for horror film A24 announced today that it is teaming with filmmaker David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Blade, The Unborn) and his production company Phantom Four, led by President Kevin Turen, to bring a high concept original idea to screen. Described as “an elevated horror story in a very…

The post A24 and David S. Goyer Team Up for New Horror Film appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Spencer Perry

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See Marilyn Manson Play Native American Hit Man in Movie Trailer

12 August 2015 6:17 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Let Me Make You a Martyr, the upcoming, harrowing new crime movie about an abusive father, is set to reunite Sons of Anarchy's Mark Boone Junior with shock rocker and erstwhile Sons actor Marilyn Manson. While the film won't arrive until next year, check out an exclusive trailer featuring Manson as a Native American hit man.

Boone plays Larry Glass, a character whom the movie's producers describe as "a drug dealer, pimp and all-around scumbag," who hires Manson's character Pope, a hit man (or "bogeyman," as Manson describes it »

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Franchise Reboots: A Necessary Evil

11 August 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the aftermath of this weeks disastrous Fantastic Four release, David Opie argues that reboots are still essential to modern day filmmaking…

Remake. Reimagining. Reboot. The Three dreaded R’s of Hollywood.

Every day, it seems that studios announce plans to launch yet another a new franchise reboot and every day, the internet responds with a collective groan louder than the sound of Fantastic Four crashing and burning at the box office.

See Also: Fantastic Four Clobbered At The Box Office

“How dare they mess with a classic!?”

“Is there no originality left in Hollywood!”

“Too Soon!”

In the harshest backhanded compliment ever given, critics are describing the new Fantastic Four movie as the best so far, yet the reviews are overwhelmingly negative, seemingly confirming the fears that fans held about the project ever since it was first announced. Fantastic Four isn’t the only reboot suffering from a backlash though. »

- David Opie

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Tom Hardy Attached To Produce And Star In New Line’s Comic Book Adaptation 100 Bullets

11 August 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For the longest time, reports have been doing the rounds linking Tom Hardy with a role in a DC property. After the Mad Max: Fury Road star pulled out of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad due to his commitment to The Revenant, fans had stipulated that the British actor could be in line for another superhero flick of the same calibre. But today, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that project to be an adaptation of Vertigo comic 100 Bullets.

Lifted from Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s acclaimed comic book of the same name, the report states that Hardy is in line to produce and star in the picture, which has set up shop at New Line. It’s understood that the studio has already made a fair chunk of progress on its big-screen rendition of 100 Bullets, having hired Chris Borrelli to pen an early draft of the script, which was »

- Michael Briers

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The Perils of Passion Projects

11 August 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Christopher Nolan recently announced a new project entitled Quay, a documentary short about two British stop-motion animators. Set to premiere next week, it’s a far cry from Nolan’s blockbusters in both scope and subject matter. Yet it’s clearly a personal project, with Nolan using his clout and money to promote two obscure filmmakers.

Every artist – director, star, screenwriter – has some project that they want to make above all. A deeply personal, original idea; an autobiographical story; a favored story or hero they wish to celebrate. If a filmmaker is successful or lucky enough, they get a chance to produce them. Yet sometimes the reaction isn’t what they expect.

Francis Ford Coppola started his career directing exploitation films for Roger Corman, notably the horror film Dementia 13 (1963). Then he toiled as screenwriter and occasional director, helming the musical Finian’s Rainbow (1968) and the more personal The Rain People »

- Christopher Saunders

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Movie Review – Fantastic Four (2015)

10 August 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fantastic Four, 2015.

Directed by Josh Trank.

Starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, and Tim Blake Nelson.


Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

10 years ago Batman Begins introduced the term ‘reboot’ and became the shining example of how to introduce audiences to a character and their world. Since then, mainly due to Marvel, we’ve been spoilt with the overall quality of comic book films. A golden age you might say.

Fantastic Four is sad proof that the genre is still capable of creating a stinker. The troubled production has been well documented; just yesterday director Josh Trank had a tweet clearly aimed at supposedly meddling Fox execs hastily deleted. »

- Chris Cooper

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Bob Hoskins' Wolverine, Will Smith's Superman and the other superhero films that might have been

9 August 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Over the last week, it looked like the Lynchian fever dream of a Gambit film might not come to pass, with star (and producer) Channing Tatum apparently on the brink of exiting the X-Men spinoff.

It turns out Tatum is still on board, but the incident got us thinking of some other superhero castings that nearly were but never will be:

(Nb Please take it as read that Jude Law was considered for all of these roles.)


Hugh Jackman has become so synonymous with the iconic X-Man that it's strange to think of anyone else taking on the role (even if they inevitably will). But before he had been cast, Russell Crowe was considered to play the angry Canadian mutant, and is credited with directing Bryan Singer's attention towards his fellow Aussie.

A-list hopeful Dougray Scott came even closer, and was actually cast in the role before shooting on Mission: Impossible 2 overran, »

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Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly and Tom Wilkinson heading to Skull Island?

7 August 2015 1:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After last month’s departure of actors Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons due to scheduling problems, Deadline is reporting that Legendary Pictures has identified their replacements for the upcoming new King Kong tale Kong: Skull Island.

Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) is repotedly in talks over the role previously taken by Simmons, with Step Brothers star John C. Reilly top of a wishlist to replace Keaton. In addition, Brit Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins) is also in talks to take on another lead role in the film.

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer), Kong: Skull Island has already enlisted Tom Hiddleston (Crimson Peak), Brie Larson (Trainwreck) and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) and is set to “fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary’s story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Avengers Star Samuel L. Jackson In Talks For Kong: Skull Island

6 August 2015 7:34 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to Deadline, Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age Of Ultron), John C. Reilly (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins) are all in early talks to star in Legendary Pictures' Kong: Skull Island. The site reports that Jackson would take over the role vacated by Jk Simmons, and Reilly tops a "small list" of actors that are being lined up to replace Michael Keaton. Wilkinson has apparently been offered a different lead role.  Though the movie has been referred to as an origin story for the great ape, it's also been called a reboot and is not expected to tie into Peter Jackson's 2005 King Kong remake. The plot will focus on "a team of explorers venturing deep inside the treacherous, primordial island." Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce with Alex Garcia, and Eric McLeod is on board as exec producer. Universal Pictures will »

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Casting: Egerton, Mara, Powley, Stanfield, Murray

6 August 2015 2:42 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Robin Hood: Origins

Rumored last week, it now appears "Kingsman" star Taron Egerton has beaten out the competition and has entered talks to star in "Robin Hood: Origins" for Lionsgate.

The origins story that has been likened to "Batman Begins" with Robin Hood returning from fighting in The Crusades to find that Sherwood Forest is rife with corruption and evil. He forms a band of outlaws and they take matters into their own hands. [Source: Deadline]

Untitled Megan Leavey Biopic

Kate Mara ("Fantastic Four," "House of Cards") has signed on to star as Iraq war hero Megan Leavey in "Blackfish" director Gabriela Cowperthwaite's upcoming biopic about the marine K9 bomb sniffing unit member and her dog Rex.

The pair served two tours in Iraq together but were separated for five years. When he was scheduled to be euthanized, she fought hard to save him and ultimately did - caring for him »

- Garth Franklin

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Raising Caine on TCM: From Smooth Gay Villain to Tough Guy in 'Best British Film Ever'

5 August 2015 11:27 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Michael Caine young. Michael Caine movies: From Irwin Allen bombs to Woody Allen classic It's hard to believe that Michael Caine has been around making movies for nearly six decades. No wonder he's had time to appear – in roles big and small and tiny – in more than 120 films, ranging from unwatchable stuff like the Sylvester Stallone soccer flick Victory and Michael Ritchie's adventure flick The Island to Brian G. Hutton's X, Y and Zee, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth (a duel of wits and acting styles with Laurence Olivier), and Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men. (See TCM's Michael Caine movie schedule further below.) Throughout his long, long career, Caine has played heroes and villains and everything in between. Sometimes, in his worst vehicles, he has floundered along with everybody else. At other times, he was the best element in otherwise disappointing fare, e.g., Philip Kaufman's Quills. »

- Andre Soares

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Gyllenhaal Talks Passing On Batman, Spidey

2 August 2015 9:22 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One person who has been offered comic book movies in the past and has turned them down has been Jake Gyllenhaal. At times the actor was under heavy consideration for perhaps the two biggest superheroes there are - Batman and Spider-Man.

Gyllenhaal was being lined-up for "Spider-Man 2" after Tobey Maguire was injured and looked like he would not be returning to the role. Maguire ultimately was able to return to do the work. Gyllenhaal was also up for the lead in "Batman Begins," a role that ultimately went to Christian Bale.

He didn't get either role, and speaking with The Daily Mail he says it didn't really impact his career or life one way or another:

"I believe whatever happens, happens for good. I was definitely open to both the roles (of Spider- Man and Batman). However at a certain point you realise there is always someone more interesting, »

- Garth Franklin

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Actor Transformations: Why going skinny or buff is such a big deal

1 August 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It’s impressive enough that most actors can go from role to role in quick succession. But the world likes to freak out when that transition is visible. With the release of the new boxing film Southpaw last weekend, the internet has been filled with videos and gifs of Jake Gyllenhaal’s transformation into a boxer. It took five months of training for Gyllenhaal to go from his skinny, un-muscled frame that we saw in Nightcrawler to his extremely toned and six-packed self in Southpaw. An impressive feat, but that doesn’t totally explain the complete awe and fascination. Sure, it is Jake Gyllenhaal we’re talking about. Attractive: yes. A talented actor: heck yes. So why are people really only talking about the physical transformation and not so much the mental?

Obviously this isn’t the first time people have fawned over an actor who has gone through such »

- Sarah Pearce Lord

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Egerton, Hoult Wanted For "Robin Hood"

31 July 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With numerous Robin Hood-themed projects in the works, Lionsgate is looking to get ahead of its rivals and is moving fast on its "Batman Begins"-style take on the dashing Nottingham hero which is currently titled "Robin Hood: Origins".

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" star Taron Egerton heads up a shortlist that includes Dylan O'Brien ("The Maze Runner"), Nicholas Hoult ("X-Men: First Class"), Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire") and Jack Reynor ("Transformers: Age of Extinction") for the title role in this gritty, revisionist version of the Sherwood Forest outlaw which Joby Harold has penned.

Scheduling is said to be a major issue but reportedly Reynor had a successful session with director Otto Bathurst ("Peaky Blinders") and is said to have been the only actor of the bunch who has done such a meeting. No decisions have been made yet but filming is aiming to begin in the first quarter of next year. »

- Garth Franklin

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Watch: Full Length 'Making Batman Begins' Doc, Christopher Nolan Talks Legacy Of Film On 10th Anniversary

31 July 2015 7:35 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ten years ago, Batman was a Warner Bros. property that had run its course, and needed a reboot delivered with fresh, creative insight. That job landed in the lap of Christopher Nolan, and on June 15, 2005 his vision of The Dark Knight arrived with "Batman Begins," and it was a game changer. Gone were the toy-sale-oriented incarnations of the past, and instead there was an adult, thematically rich approach that went far beyond its darker surface. Speaking with Forbes, Nolan reflects on how he and screenwriter David Goyer decided to tackle the iconic character. "I think the idea that Bruce Wayne perceived of Batman as a symbol that could rally the good people of Gotham was something that very much came to David Goyer and myself as we explored the logic behind his actions. We were setting out to try and tell a more realistic version of the story, and of the origin story, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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A Letter to Everyone Who Won't Shut Up About Game of Thrones

30 July 2015 2:50 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Since it premiered, Game of Thrones has basically taken over the world and created a ton of superfans in the process. So it's only natural that those who aren't as infatuated with the show might get a little annoyed with the constant character references, episode recaps, and just overall viewer obsession. Read on to find out why blogger Geraldine DeRuiter of The Everywhereist has vowed to never start watching Game of Thrones. Like, ever. Source: HBO Dear Game of Thrones-Obsessed Friend, You know I love you, right? And that I always have? Well, maybe not always. To be honest, when we first met, I sort of found you annoying. But over time, you've become someone who I've grown to love and tolerate. Someone with whom I can be honest. And in that spirit of honesty, I have to tell you: I'm never, ever going to watch Game of Thrones. I know. »

- Kelsey-Kennick

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