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Philip Pullman Pens 1st Graphic Novel with art by Fred Forman

19 July 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

New York, NY—July 14, 2016—Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, will publish Philip Pullman’s first original graphic novel, illustrated by Fred Fordham in 2017. The full-color graphic novel, The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship, for ages 8-12 will be published jointly by David Fickling Books and Graphix, both imprints of Scholastic, in North America in June 2017.

World rights for the book were acquired earlier this year by David Fickling Books in the UK, which currently is serializing the story in The Phoenix, a weekly children’s publication available in the UK via newsstands and by subscription. The serialized comic will be collected into the full-color graphic novel, to be published simultaneously in the UK, Us, and Canada in June 2017.

“John Blake is a story that’s close to my heart,” said Philip Pullman. “In Fred Fordham, John and the crew of the »

- ComicMix Staff

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'The Dark Tower': First Look at the Hotly-Anticipated Stephen King Adaptation [Photos]

14 July 2016 12:37 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Dark Tower is one of those properties that's been in development for years. It's gone from a movie series to a TV show, to a movie/TV series hybrid, and now, it's coming out as a single film -- with the hope that it'll turn into a film series. Over the past few weeks, we've had a series of images come in from the set of the film, and now EW has the actual first look for the film, which consists of the image above, the cover below, another image of the villain, and a whole bevy of details, which we'll get into after the cover image!

As mentioned above, this film went through many iterations before it got to this point. While nowadays, it seems like this would most likely be a TV series, a film series, or a mix of both, they're going a much less ambitious route for this project. »

- Joseph Medina

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Can fantasy films escape Lord Of The Rings' shadow?

21 June 2016 4:18 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The world of J.R.R. Tolkien, brought to the screen by Peter Jackson, continues to cast a shadow over fantasy cinema...

One realm to rule them all. One realm to find them, one realm to bring them all and in the darkness bind them, in the land of Middle-earth where the shadows lie.

Now, far be it from me to ever describe Middle-earth as a dark shadow over anything, but for everyone else trying to make a mega-hit fantasy film, the very thought of competing with Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit must seem the equivalent of toppling literal evil on Earth.

It seems that any time a big-budget fantasy flick is released, they get sneered at as generic, lacking the richness of detail or story compared to Lord Of The Rings.

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Patrick & Vera conjure up a big opening weekend

12 June 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Don't be scared, Patrick. It's just money!

While The Conjuring 2 didn't quite equal its predecessor it came close which is saying a lot in this summer of underperforming sequels. It also helped that it's budget was only $40 million so it's already well on its way to profit. Contrast that to Warcraft's $160 million budget with a $24 million opening. Ouch. Still its foreign performance (nearing $300 million) should help it turn a profit. But one is reminded of The Golden Compass, another would be franchise that chose to end on a cliffhanger rather than telling a full story. Despite doing well overseas it never got a sequel.  Maybe let your audience decide if they like your movie before ending with "to be continued..."?

None of the new limited releases did particularly well including our beloved The Fits which earned $16K in just 4 theaters. Even Love & Friendship & The Lobster appear to have peaked last weekend but we'll see if they can hold screens or expand again next week.

Expect a ton of the current movies to lose all oxygen next weekend when probable behemoth Finding Dory swims into town.

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- NATHANIEL R

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Lesley Manville, James Norton join 'Hampstead'

13 May 2016 1:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jason Watkins and Simon Callow have also joined Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson in the Joel Hopkins drama.

Lesley Manville (Another Years), James Norton (Rush), Jason Watkins (The Golden Compass) and Simon Callow (Amadeus) have all signed up for Hampstead.

Inspired by a true story, the plot follows an American widow (Keaton) who becomes involved with an unkempt man (Gleeson) after she sees him attacked by a group of thugs, employed by property developers looking to evict him.

Joel Hopkins (Last Chance Harvey) will direct from a screenplay by Robert Festinger (in The Bedroom). Producers are Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae for Ecosse Films.

Executive producers are Leon Clarance, Mark Woolley, Laure Vaysse, Jo Monk, Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder.

Cornerstone Films is handling international sales. Motion Picture Capital will fully finance the production. »

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Simon West to Direct Fantasy-Action Movie ‘War Wolf’ (Exclusive)

4 May 2016 11:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran action director Simon West has been set to helm “War Wolf,” with shooting set for Italy in November, Variety has learned.

Producers are Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman and Jib Polhemus. West will direct from a script by Andy Briggs and Paul Finch.

Fortitude International will launch international sales in Cannes. “War Wolf” is the first in a planned franchise of films under a partnership between West, Fortitude International and Amber Entertainment centered around the magical world of the Loup de Guerre.

Finch, author of the “Heck” crime novels, is currently working on a novelization of the project.

War Wolf” is set in 1356, after decades of relentless war between the French and English armies, with English solider Earl Hugo awarded the castle of his enemy, the French assassin Mauchet. But in the walls of the castle and the lands that surround it, someone has reawakened the Loup de Guerre, the »

- Dave McNary

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Steampunk Convention Chugging into Boonton, NJ

2 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Steampunk Convention Chugging into Boonton, NJ

The art of steampunk culture, celebrated in films like Brazil (1985), The City of Lost Children (1995) and The Golden Compass (2007), as well as on Canadian rock band Rush’s 2012 outing Clockwork Angels,  will be the subject of an upcoming outdoor gathering of fans in Boonton, NJ on April 29 through May 1, 2016.  …

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- Jonathan Stryker

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Q&A: It's a zoo in here.

16 April 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Hello! It's your host Nathaniel checking in from a screening frenzy. I'm at the Nashville International Film Festival briefly to serve on their New Directors jury but coming back to you, dear readers, on Monday night. Meanwhile here in New York, Jason and Manuel have already lept into Tribeca Film Festival reporting.

For this week's Q&A column I asked readers for a few animal questions since Monty, my baby boy and the world's first Oscar predicting cat (unfortunately he was never a very committed pundit), has been ill. While he's on the mend (hopefully) it's hard to pull my thoughts away from our four legged friends. Herewith 9 reader questions, some animal themed some not...

James: Ever named a pet after an on-screen animal (or human)? 

My cat is named after Montgomery Clift and unfortunately the name suited him because he has been quite a moody thing from his teensiest days until now. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Rogue One sneak peek is here!

7 April 2016 12:31 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Even with the Tuesday release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on DVD/Blu-ray, I know you’re going through withdrawal from the Force. The next sequel doesn’t come out for Twenty Months. And that’s not even counting the rest of April! But to satiate your appetite, Disney has dropped a teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The stand-alone chapter in the space opera will fill in the blanks between Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope. With favorite actors like Felicity Jones (it’s weird to see her kicking butt, no??), Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Forest Whitaker, and Diego Luna, director Gareth Edwards (you have seen Monsters, right??), and screenwriter Chris Weitz (Cinderella, The Golden Compass), we’re in good hands. The only problem is it’s still eight months away. (Still: closer than 20!)

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Jack Thorne to pen the BBC’s His Dark Materials adaptation

5 April 2016 4:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in November, it was announced that the BBC is teaming up with New Line Cinema and Bad Wolf for an eight-part adaptation of Philip Pullman’s epic fantasy His Dark Materials, and now Deadline has revealed that the project has secured acclaimed screenwriter Jack Thorne (Skins, This Is England, The Last Panthers).

“It is such an honor and a privilege to be given this opportunity to delve into Philip Pullman’s world,” states Thorne. “The His Dark Materials trilogy are vast and glorious books full of beautiful characters and I’m going to work as hard as I can to try and do justice to them.”

“I’m delighted to welcome Jack Thorne as writer on the TV dramatisation of His Dark Materials,” adds Pullman. “Jack is a writer of formidable energy and range, and I’ve greatly enjoyed talking to him and learning about his plans for bringing »

- Gary Collinson

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Harker’s Hits: April 4

4 April 2016 6:06 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Hollywood hit the ground running this week. Let’s catch up on the new developments. There’s something for everyone! Rejoice!

• The first footage for the upcoming animated adaptation of Alan Moore’s classic comic Batman: The Killing Joke has been unleashed and it has us panting for more. Due to be released this summer, the 23-second teaser gives us mere glimpses into the Joker origin story. The one-off graphic novel was published in 1988 and was an instant classic, done with Moore’s trademark complex characters and story. Take a gander here and let me know what you think!

Warner Bros. has announced plans to give its most famous Mexican mouse the big-screen treatment. That’s right, folks, Speedy Gonzales is headed to a theater near you. First seen onscreen in a 1953 short called “Cat Tails for Two,” Speedy made his real splash of a debut in a self-titled short »

- Harker Jones

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"His Dark Materials" Adapted Into A BBC Series

4 April 2016 9:29 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following on from making history by scoring three BAFTA nominations last week, acclaimed British scribe Jack Thorne ("Skins," "The Last Panthers," "The Fades") has signed on to pen an event series adaptation of Philip Pulman's epic fantasy novel trilogy "His Dark Materials" for BBC One.

The novels follow an orphan girl who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Searching for a kidnapped friend, she uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In the second book, she is joined on her journey by a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds.

The "His Dark Materials" series has been published in more than forty languages and has sold worldwide close to 17.5 million copies. The first book, "Northern Lights," was adapted into the 2007 Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman film "The Golden Compass" which was a critical and commercial disappointment. »

- Garth Franklin

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25 great music scores composed for not very good movies

29 March 2016 3:26 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Some brilliant scores accompany movies that don't always deserve them. Here are 25 examples...

Can a film soundtrack rescue a movie that is otherwise a lost cause? One thing’s for sure: throughout the history of cinema, music has often been the redeeming feature of many an underwhelming movie. Here are 25 amazing film scores composed for films that, frankly, didn’t deserve them.

25) Meet Joe Black (Thomas Newman, 1998)

This somnambulistic three hour romantic drama should really feature an extra screen credit for star Brad Pitt’s fetishised blonde locks. Rising way above the torpid melodrama of the plot is one of Thomas Newman’s most hauntingly melodic and attractive scores, one that leaves his characteristic quirkiness at the door to paint a portrait of death that is both melancholy and hopeful. The spectacular 10-minute finale That Next Place remains one of Newman’s towering musical achievements.

24) Timeline (Brian Tyler, »

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'Ex Machina's Sara Bennett first woman VFX supervisor to win Oscar

29 February 2016 4:18 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bennett is only the third woman nominated in the category, also won by Suzanne Benson in 1986; UK VFX highlighted at awards.

On a night in which British talent dominated the field for best VFX Oscar, Sara Bennett, co-founder of UK studio Milk, became the first female VFX supervisor to win the award.

Along with artists from Double Negative, Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris and Mark Ardington, Bennett won for Alex Garland’s stylish sci-fi Ex Machina.

She is only the third woman to receive a nomination in the famously male-heavy category, which VFX artist Suzanne Benson won for Aliens (1986).

Bennett said: “I am beyond excited!! We are thrilled and honoured to be recognised by The Academy for our work on Ex-Machina. It was a privilege to work with Alex Garland, to bring his incredible vision to life, alongside Andrew Whitehurst and the Dneg team. I would love to see more women in prominent creative roles in our Industry »

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Ex Machina's Sara Bennett becomes first woman VFX supervisor to win an Oscar

29 February 2016 4:18 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bennett is only the third woman nominated in the category, also won by Suzanne Benson in 1986; UK VFX triumphs at awards.

In a night in which British talent dominated the field for Best VFX Oscar, Sara Bennett, co-founder of UK studio Milk, became the first female VFX supervisor to win the award.

Along with artists from Double Negative, Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris and Mark Ardington, Bennett won for Alex Garland’s stylish sci-fi Ex Machina.

She is only the third woman to receive a nomination in the category, which VFX artist Suzanne Benson won for Aliens (1986).

Bennett said: “I am beyond excited!! We are thrilled and honoured to be recognised by The Academy for our work on Ex-Machina. It was a privilege to work with Alex Garland, to bring his incredible vision to life, alongside Andrew Whitehurst and the Dneg team. I would love to see more women in prominent creative roles in our Industry – I was »

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Is The Hunt for Adolf Eichmann Chris Weitz’s Next Project?

25 February 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Chris Weitz has had a varied career. Weitz directed The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Golden Compass and co-directed About a Boy and American Pie with his brother, Paul Weitz (Being Flynn). Chris Weitz’s career is a little all over the map, but he’s clearly comfortable with drama, as exhibited by About a Boy and his last feature, A Better Life. For his next directorial effort, he might depict the hunt for […]

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- Jack Giroux

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Chris Weitz To Direct Thriller About The Hunt For Nazi Adolf Eichmann

25 February 2016 8:17 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The evolution of Chris Weitz has been interesting to watch. He started off directing broad comedies with his brother Paul Weitz, with fare like "American Pie," "Down To Earth," and "About A Boy." Then he went solo on two blockbusters, "The Golden Compass" and "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," before switching gears again, and making the intimate drama "A Better Life." Now, he's tackling a story which marks another intriguing change of pace for the filmmaker. Read More: 'The Golden Compass' And 'A Better Life' Scribe Chris Weitz Set To Write 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Deadline reports that Weitz will direct a movie about the hunt for famed Nazi Adolph Eichmann. Matthew Orton has penned the script that tells the story of the man who organized the transport of Jews to concentration traps, fled to Argentina after the war, and was the target of a manhunt »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Blade Runner 2' Gets Early 2018 Release Date

18 February 2016 11:45 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Alcon Entertainment's sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford (reprising his role as Rick Deckard), and directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners), will be released by Warner Bros. in North America on January 12, 2018, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo's Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media. The Untitled Blade Runner Project will be going up against Paramount's Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes in its new release date.

The story, written by Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green and based on a story by Fancher and Ridley Scott, takes up several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in July, 2016. Multi-Oscar nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Sicario, Prisoners) will reunite with Villeneuve on the project. The film marks Denis Villeneuve's third »

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Blade Runner Sequel Slated for January 12th, 2018 Release

18 February 2016 10:54 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans now know how long they'll have to wait for Rick Deckard's return to the big screen, as Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. have announced a January 12th, 2018 release date for the Blade Runner sequel:

Press Release (via The Playlist): Los Angeles, CA, February 18, 2016 – Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner, to star Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford (reprising his role as Rick Deckard), and to be directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sciario, Prisoners), will be released by Warner Bros. in North America on January 12, 2018, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media.

The story, written by Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green and based on a story by Fancher and Ridley Scott, takes up several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Gets Release Date

18 February 2016 9:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” has been set for a Jan. 12, 2018, release in North America by Warner Bros.

The sequel will star Ryan Gosling with Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Denis Villeneuve (“Sciario,” “Prisoners”) is directing. The untitled film will open at the start of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media.

The story, written by Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green and based on a story by Fancher and Scott, takes up several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original — which was set in 2019 Los Angeles with constant rain.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in July with cinematographer Roger Deakins reuniting with Villeneuve on the project. Deakins shot “Sicario” and “Prisoners.”

Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights in 2011 from the »

- Dave McNary

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