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Weta Workshop unveils Ghost in the Shell collectible figures for The Major and Robo Geisha

18 February 2017 5:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Weta Workshop has revealed its upcoming 1/4th scale mixed media figures for The Major and Robo Geisha from the live-action adaptation of the celebrated manga series Ghost in the Shell. The collectibles, which are both limited to 500 pieces, are available to pre-order now, priced at £359.20 each and are expected to ship in March in time for the film’s release; take a look below…

The Major’s thermoptic suit was to be a centrepiece of Ghost in the Shell and represented a benchmark for Weta Workshop’s creativity and innovation. Taking digital scans of actress Scarlett Johansson, the Workshop built an extraordinary physical effects suit unlike anything it had attempted before. Cast in a smooth, translucent silicone over a mesh fabric, it adhered to The Major like a second skin; a piece of technology, both practical and iconic. The artists of Weta Workshop have recreated Major’s stunning suit for you in this collectible statue, »

- Amie Cranswick

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'Jungle Book' Director Jon Favreau Says Sound Mixing Is Like Cooking

17 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Multihyphenate Jon Favreau — who has used sound so effectively in such films as Iron Man, Elf and, most recently, The Jungle Book (which has earned $996.6 million worldwide), is set to receive the Cinema Audio Society's Filmmaker Award during the 53rd annual Cas Awards on Feb. 18. Also during the ceremony, production mixer John Pritchett (Memoirs of a Geisha) will receive the Society's Career Achievement Award.

"Before you get involved in filmmaking, sound is an invisible art," says Favreau, who has both a Jungle Book sequel and a similar virtual-production The Lion King in the works for Disney. "It's »

- Carolyn Giardina

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Scarlett Johansson says a Black Widow movie is “just a case of timing at this point”

14 February 2017 6:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Scarlett Johansson is starting to make her way through the interview rounds for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of the popular manga/anime Ghost in the Shell, and naturally the actress was asked about the possibility – and potential – of a solo Black Widow movie.

Speaking to Total Film Magazine (via ComicBookMovie.com) Johansson stated: “We’re creatively really compatible. I think we both agree that the character is right for a standalone, it’s just a case of timing at this point for both Marvel and myself. If I did it, I would dedicate myself completely to making it amazing. It would have to be the best version that movie could possibly be. Otherwise, I would never do it. It needs its own style and its own story, and there’s a lot of great stuff that you could do with it.”

Many fans have long called for a Black Widow solo movie, »

- Robert Kojder

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The new Ghost in the Shell trailer gives us Villains and Violence

13 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The start of a brand new week and a brand new action-packed, futuristic kick-ass trailer for the iconic Japanese anime adaptation Ghost in the Shell has dropped, giving us a lot more of an insight into what to expect than its previous teaser during the Superbowl.

Related: Ghost in the Shell Superbowl Spot

Die-hard fans of the original anime story, who have been up in arms over the ‘white-washing’ of this guaranteed Hollywood blockbuster, may just throw out the boycotting ideas once they have indulged in Director Rupert Sanders visually spectacular and ambitious world. In the new trailer we get our first look at villain Kuze in a futuristic haze of imagery which could have dropped right out of a computer game – neon lighting in the backdrop almost gives a Tron: Legacy/Blade Runner-esque feel to the movie.

Scarlett Johannson, who plays the lead Motoko Kusanagi, »

- Zehra Phelan

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New trailer for the live-action Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson

13 February 2017 2:16 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Ghost in the Shell set to arrive in cinemas next month, Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for the Scarlett Johansson-headlined live-action adaptation of the celebrated manga series which you can watch below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Scarlett Johansson addresses Ghost in the Shell whitewashing accusations

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Michael Pitt (Hannibal), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Rila Fukushima »

- Amie Cranswick

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Mary Poppins Returns Begins Filming – Stars Emily Blunt And Lin-Manuel Miranda

10 February 2017 9:18 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Production on Mary Poppins Returns, the all new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins,” has commenced at Shepperton Studios.

The film, which stars Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train,” “Into the Woods”) and Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) and is directed and produced by Oscar nominee, Emmy and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” “Chicago”), is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

The film also stars: Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”), Emily Mortimer (“Hugo”) and Julie Walters (“Harry Potter” films) with Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”).

In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth).

Mary Poppins Returns introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”), Nathanael Saleh (“Game of Thrones”) and newcomer Joel Dawson. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Mary Poppins Returns Cast and Plot Revealed as Filming Begins

10 February 2017 8:19 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The sequel to Disney's 1960s classic, Mary Poppins, is currently underway as filming has officially started.  We already knew Emily Blunt was playing the titular role, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda as a co-star, but the rest of the stacked cast has been revealed with today's announcement.  Come inside to learn more! 

Frankly speaking, it's still a little odd to be writing about a sequel to Mary Poppins.  It's not something I thought would ever happen, but lo and behold...Mary Poppins Returns already started filming.  Today Disney brings the announcement for the start of production, giving us some more insight into the sequel's story as well as the impressive cast they've assembled. 

Mary Poppins Returns” is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Mary Poppins Returns Begins Shooting, Full Cast Announced

10 February 2017 8:03 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production on Mary Poppins Returns, the all new sequel to Disney's 1964 film Mary Poppins, has commenced at Shepperton Studios. The film, which stars Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train, Into the Woods) and Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) and is directed and produced by Oscar nominee, Emmy and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago), is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

The film also stars Ben Whishaw (Spectre), Emily Mortimer (Hugo) and Julie Walters (Harry Potter films) with Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins). In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth).

Mary Poppins Returns introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), Nathanael Saleh (Game of Thrones) and newcomer Joel Dawson. »

- MovieWeb

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Scarlett Johansson addresses Ghost in the Shell whitewashing accusations, new TV spot released

10 February 2017 2:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a new TV spot has arrived online for Rupert Sanders’ highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, which you can check out below…

Meanwhile, during a recent interview with Marie Clare, star Scarlett Johansson addressed recent accusations of whitewashing aimed at the movie: “I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person. Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive. Also, having a franchise with a female protagonist driving it is such a rare opportunity. Certainly, I feel the enormous pressure of that—the weight of such a big property on my shoulders.”

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Oscars: A Close Look at Costume Designer Colleen Atwood’s Career Thus Far

7 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Colleen Atwood (Rafael Pulido/Courtesy of Citizens of Humanity)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

When it comes to the best costume design category at the Academy Awards there are few who shine brighter than the legendary Colleen Atwood. This talented woman has been nominated 12 times — including this year — and, out of those times, has taken home the trophy three times so far. Let’s take a deep dive into Atwood’s career and see how she stacks against her peers.

As mentioned above, the 68-year-old costume designer has been up for numerous Oscars. Films for which Atwood was just nominated for include: 1994’s Little Women, 1998’s Beloved, 1999’s Sleepy Hollow, 2004’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, 2007’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2009’s Nine, 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, and 2014’s Into the Woods. Films for which Atwood has won, on the other hand, include: 2002’s Chicago, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Witness the Evolution of Cinematography with Compilation of Oscar Winners

6 February 2017 1:47 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

This past weekend, the American Society of Cinematographers awarded Greig Fraser for his contribution to Lion as last year’s greatest accomplishment in the field. Of course, his achievement was just a small sampling of the fantastic work from directors of photography, but it did give us a stronger hint at what may be the winner on Oscar night. Ahead of the ceremony, we have a new video compilation that honors all the past winners in the category at the Academy Awards

Created by Burger Fiction, it spans the stunning silent landmark Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans all the way up to the end of Emmanuel Lubezki‘s three-peat win for The Revenant. Aside from the advancements in color and aspect ration, it’s a thrill to see some of cinema’s most iconic shots side-by-side. However, the best way to experience the evolution of the craft is by »

- Jordan Raup

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Best Costume Design Oscar: ‘La La Land’ win would be first for contemporary film in 22 years

3 February 2017 11:15 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

As per the predictions of our Oscar experts, Mary Zophres is the frontrunner to win Best Costume Design for her contemporary creations on display in “La La Land.” This one-time Oscar nominee (“True Grit”) is favored to prevail over, among others, three-time past champ Colleen Atwood (Chicago,”2002; “Memoirs of a Geisha,” 2005; “Alice in Wonderland,” 2010). The latter reaped her 11th Oscar […] »

- Paul Sheehan

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Watch the Super Bowl spot for Ghost in the Shell

2 February 2017 6:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the Super Bowl set to take place this Sunday, Paramount Pictures has given fans an early look at the Big Game spot for the live-action Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson. Check it out here…

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Michael Pitt (Hannibal), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine), Kaori Momoi (Memoirs of a Geisha), Chin Han (Independence Day: Resurgence), Danusia Samal »

- Gary Collinson

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New poster for the live-action Ghost in the Shell

25 January 2017 2:25 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following today’s promo [watch it here], a new poster has now arrived online for the upcoming live-action adaptation Ghost in the Shell. Check it out here…

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Michael Pitt (Hannibal), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine), Kaori Momoi (Memoirs of a Geisha), Chin Han (Independence Day: Resurgence), Danusia Samal (Tyrant), Lasarus Ratuere (Terra Nova), Yutaka Izumihara (Unbroken) and Tuwanda Manyimo (The »

- Amie Cranswick

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Digital Mind promo for Ghost in the Shell

25 January 2017 9:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a new trailer expected any time soon, Paramount Pictures has unveiled a short promo for the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell entitled ‘Digital Mind’, which features Scarlett Johansson’s Major; check it out here…

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Michael Pitt (Hannibal), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine), Kaori Momoi (Memoirs of a Geisha), Chin Han (Independence Day: Resurgence), Danusia Samal »

- Gary Collinson

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Funko’s Pop! Vinyl figures for the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie revealed

24 January 2017 9:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During the London Toy Fair, Funko has unveiled its upcoming line of Pop! Movies vinyl figures for the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell which includes The Major, Batou, and Geisha; take a look at the official promo images here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Ghost in the Shell

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Michael Pitt (Hannibal), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Rila Fukushima »

- Amie Cranswick

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Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda Reveals Plans for Next Film

10 January 2017 10:03 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

International festival favorite Hirokazu Kore-eda's new film will center on a court case in which Masaharu Fukuyama plays a successful lawyer defending a convicted murderer, played by Koji Yakusho (Memoirs of a Geisha).

Fukuyama also starred in Kore-eda's Like Father, Like Son, which won the grand jury prize at Cannes in 2013 and was picked up by Steven Spielberg, who headed the jury that year, for a DreamWorks remake.

Kore-eda's films have been selected for competition at Cannes four times, the most recent entry being Our Little Sister in 2015.

The story is based on an original script »

- Gavin J. Blair

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Hirokazu Koreeda to Reunite With Masaharu Fukuyama for New Movie

10 January 2017 1:34 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hirokazu Koreeda, the Japanese director who is a darling of the international festival circuit (“Air Doll,” “Our LIttle Sister”,) has revealed that his next film will reunite him with Masaharu Fukuyama, star of Koreeda’s 2013 hit family drama “Like Father, Like Son.” The script is a Koreeda original.

Fukuyama plays a hotshot winning-is-everything lawyer who reluctantly defends a convicted killer and ex-convict played by Koji Yakusho (“The Last Ronin,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”) charged with another murder.

The film will shoot from mid-January to March with a September release planned. Distribution in Japan will be jointly by Gaga and Toho. The international sales agent has not yet been settled.

Describing the film’s protagonist, Koreeda said in a statement: “He is a person whose professional credo is that he doesn’t need to know the truth. He takes a certain pride in that. But in dealing with what looks at »

- Mark Schilling

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