4 items from 2015
While Mads Mikkelsen is no stranger to blockbuster movies, having roughed up Daniel Craig is in his first Bond outing "Casino Royale," it's only recently that he's really become a major player. He'll be taking a role in the upcoming "Star Wars: Rogue One," and it seems Disney's other world-beating fantasy factory is interested in the actor. Variety reports that Marvel wants Mikkelsen to play the villain in "Doctor Strange." Early talks are underway for the actor to join Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor (holy geez, that cast!) in the movie playing an unknown antagonist to the titular sorcerer. Any guesses? (Ed Note: Yes! Baron Mordo.) Read More: Interview: Mads Mikkelsen On 'Hannibal' Season 2, 'The Salvation,' And The Scandinavian Filmmaking Renaissance I'd wager Mikkelsen's participation will depend on his scheduling for "Star Wars: Rogue One," and whether or not he wants to sign a multi-picture. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Director John Frankenheimer.
I'm often asked which, out of the over 600 interviews I've logged with Hollywood's finest, is my favorite. It's not a tough answer: John Frankenheimer.
We instantly clicked the day we met at his home in Benedict Canyon, and spent most of the afternoon talking in his den. A friendship of sorts developed over the years, with visits to his office for screenings of the old Kinescopes he directed for shows like "Playhouse 90" during his salad days in live television during the 1950s.
We hadn't spoken for nearly a year in mid-2002 when the phone rang. It was John, who spoke in what can only be described as a "stentorian bark," like a general. "Alex!" he exclaimed. "John Frankenheimer." He could sense something was amiss with me. It was. My screenwriting career had stalled. My marriage was progressing to divorce. I had hit bottom. John knew that »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
2015’s roster of prestige dramas is particularly dense, but the BBC’s take on Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall might just have already claimed its crown as the most controversial. It arrived freighted with the baggage always attached to adaptations of acclaimed novels, and further burdened by some thorny controversies all of its own. Mantel’s spirited attack on philosopher-saint Thomas More and equally fervent defence of his nemesis and her hero, Thomas Cromwell, was always bound to ignite debate. That, of course, is before we even touch on the subject of that rogue c-word and the choice to film night-time scenes by candlelight. We want accuracy, but only on our terms; when it jars with our perceptions of the past, out it goes.
Despite its name, Wolf Hall is »
A fantasy film, “The Room” follows Kate and Matt, a young urban couple in their thirties who leave the city and move into an old house in the countryside. And they soon discover a hidden room that has the extraordinary power to materialize their every wish.
Les Films du Poisson is in advanced negotiations with Wild Bunch to hand out international sales rights.
Slated to start shooting during this year’s second half, “The Room” will mark the sophomore film of Volckman, whose debut “Renaissance” sold to more than 40 countries.
Moreh’s follow-up to Oscar-nominated “The Gatekeepers,” “Corridors of Power” will »
- Elsa Keslassy
4 items from 2015
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