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First teasers for Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson

22 September 2016 1:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures has released five teasers for the upcoming live-action manga adaptation Ghost in the Shell; take a look below after the official synopsis…

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.

Update: You can watch all five teasers together below:

And here’s the official logo…

Ghost in the Shell is being 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 »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch the First Teaser Videos for Live Action Ghost In The Shell Movie, Starring Scarlett Johansson

21 September 2016 9:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of its release on March 31st, 2017, Paramount Pictures' live action Ghost in the Shell movie is briefly teased in several videos, including a few featuring Scarlett Johansson as the extremely skilled—and deadly—cyborg known as Major.

From the Previous Press Release: Hollywood, Calif.-- Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that production is underway on “Ghost In The Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” “Lucy”) and directed by Rupert Sanders (“Snow White And The Huntsman”). The film is shooting in Wellington, New Zealand.

Paramount Pictures will release the film in the U.S. on March 31, 2017.

The film, which is based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, is produced by Avi Arad (“The Amazing Spider-man 1 & 2,” “Iron Man”), Ari Arad (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”), and Steven Paul (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”). Michael Costigan »

- Derek Anderson

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‘The Promise’ review [Tiff ’16]

13 September 2016 4:22 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Promise review: Oscar Isaac gains leading man status in this extensive historical epic set at the end of the First World War when Turkey executed over 1.5 million Armenians.

The Promise review by Paul Heath, Toronto International Film Festival 2016.

The Promise review

The film opens with a truly eye-opening and terrifying title card – one that states that 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Turkish during World War I. I was aware of the terrible genocide that occurred during the war, but my sheer ignorance wasn’t aware of its horrific scale.

Terry George directs this epic, ambitious depiction of this horrific mass genocide from one hundred or so years ago. Set in Turkey, the film follows medical student Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant young man who takes the firm decision to settle down with a local girl (Angela Sarafyan) to secure his position at a prestigious school in Constantinople (now »

- Paul Heath

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‘Howards End’: Emma Thompson and James Ivory Reveal 5 Lessons Hollywood Should Learn From The Classic

31 August 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Back when Sony released Rob Marshall’s overwrought and glossy $85-million flop “Memoirs of a Geisha,” I remember saying, “Merchant Ivory could have made a better version of this for $12 million.”

The production company founded by the late, great New York producer Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, his directing partner for 40 years, produced a remarkable collection of low-budget indie dramas from 1963 through 2005, the year Merchant died. Their films were so instantly recognizable that “Merchant Ivory” became not only a brand but also a description of an art film genre often identified in ads with ivy trellises.

Cohen Media recently acquired (with some difficulty) the rights to most of their library (21 films, 10 shorts and several documentaries). New York cinephile and real estate mogul Charles Cohen said he acquired the Merchant Ivory brand “to raise the profile in the minds of a new audience and remind older audiences of the high quality films Merchant Ivory embodied. »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Howards End’: Emma Thompson and James Ivory Reveal 5 Lessons Hollywood Should Learn From The Classic

31 August 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Back when Sony released Rob Marshall’s overwrought and glossy $85-million flop “Memoirs of a Geisha,” I remember saying, “Merchant Ivory could have made a better version of this for $12 million.”

The production company founded by the late, great New York producer Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, his directing partner for 40 years, produced a remarkable collection of low-budget indie dramas from 1963 through 2005, the year Merchant died. Their films were so instantly recognizable that “Merchant Ivory” became not only a brand but also a description of an art film genre often identified in ads with ivy trellises.

Cohen Media recently acquired (with some difficulty) the rights to most of their library (21 films, 10 shorts and several documentaries). New York cinephile and real estate mogul Charles Cohen said he acquired the Merchant Ivory brand “to raise the profile in the minds of a new audience and remind older audiences of the high quality films Merchant Ivory embodied. »

- Anne Thompson

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Leaked images from Ghost in the Shell featuring Scarlett Johansson and Section 9

25 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A batch of character images from the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell movie has leaked online, which reportedly give us a new look at Scarlett Johansson’s The Major, along with her team at Section 9: Yutaka Izumihara as Saito, Pilou Asbaek as Batou, Lasarus Ratuere as Ishikawa, Beat Takeshi as Daisuke Aramaki, Tawanda Manyimo as Boma and Chin Han as Togusa; check them out here via Kotaku…

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 being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that »

- Gary Collinson

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Tiff Platform Jury Revealed: Brian De Palma, Zhang Ziyi and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun to Judge Selections

25 August 2016 9:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Toronto International Film Festival, which begins in just two weeks from today, has announced the jury for its esteemed Platform section. The three-person international jury is composed of directors Brian De Palma and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and “Memoirs of a Geisha” actress Zhang Ziyi.

This year, 12 films have been selected for the directors-focused section, which aims to take on complex and bold narratives from a variety of genres.

Read More: Tiff Announces Platform Titles, Including ‘Jackie,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Daguerrotype’ and More

“We are honored to have De Palma, Haroun, and Zhang on the Platform Jury for the programme’s second year. Each one of them brings a breadth of expertise and experience in visionary filmmaking, artistic direction, and unprecedented, bold narratives,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of Tiff. “We are thankful to our esteemed jury for making the time to be here this September to celebrate our renewed commitment to artistically ambitious filmmaking with Platform. »

- Liz Calvario

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Alice Through the Looking Glass Comes Home October 18

8 August 2016 1:12 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, Calif., August 5, 2016 — Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland forever changed the landscape of children’s literature; Disney’s animated “Alice in Wonderland” embraced this fantasy world filled with peculiar characters; and Tim Burton directed a visually-stunning, live-action film that mesmerized audiences worldwide. On Oct. 18, 2016, the enchanting and beloved franchise that has captivated generations of adventurers continues when Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

In Alice Through the Looking Glass, the all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story. Sacha Baron Cohen joins the ensemble as Time, a magical being that is part human, »

- ComicMix Staff

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Disney Dates Alice Through the Looking Glass for Blu-ray, DVD and Digital

6 August 2016 8:58 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Disney has announced the Alice Through the Looking Glass Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release date for the franchise's second and likely final live-action film in its current incarnation.

Alice Through the Looking Glass stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Mia Wasikowska. Despite the star power and success of the original, the $170 million sequel floundered at the Us box office and currently sits at $287.1 million in gross worldwide ticket sales.

Disney will look to recoup some of the Alice Through the Looking Glass box office losses when the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital home video versions arrive on an October 18th release date.

Pre-order Alice Through the Looking Glass on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo for a discounted price at Amazon.com.

The Blu-ray edition will feature 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio and an extensive selection of bonus features:

A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland – Three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland, »

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Alice Through The Looking Glass on Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere October 18th

5 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

   Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” forever changed the landscape of children’s literature; Disney’s animated “Alice in Wonderland” embraced this fantasy world filled with peculiar characters; and Tim Burton directed a visually-stunning, live-action film that mesmerized audiences worldwide. On Oct. 18, 2016, the enchanting and beloved franchise that has captivated generations of adventurers continues when Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass  arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.   In Alice Through The Looking Glass,  the all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story. Sacha Baron Cohen joins the ensemble as Time, a magical being that is part human, »

- Tom Stockman

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Scarlett Johansson featured in new Ghost in the Shell behind-the-scenes image

10 July 2016 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Production I.G. has shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the set of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, which sees director Rupert Sanders and star Scarlett Johansson joined by Mamoru Oshii (director of the original anime), Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, a.k.a. Tricky, Kenji Kamiyama (director of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and composer Kenji Kawai

See Also: Ghost in the Shell producer addresses Scarlett Johansson casting controversy

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 being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading »

- Gary Collinson

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'Ghost In The Shell' Production Calls In Japanese Giants To Offer Blessing, Amidst Controversy

6 July 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

If you've been anywhere near a computer or a smart device in the last few years, you've heard about the hot button issue that is "Hollywood Whitewashing." It's been a buzzing trend a lot lately, and the latest project to draw the ire of the people who care about that sort of thing is Ghost In The Shell. Based on the Japanese manga by the same name, the film is set to star the very caucasian Scarlett Johansson, and people. are. Pissed.

Perhaps in a bit of ingenious damage control, the crew behind this new live-action Ghost In The Shell recently called in some giants from the property's past to help smooth things over. Production I.G. recently tweeted a photo that revealed that Mamoru Oshii, Kenji Kamiyama, and Kenji Kawaii had all visited the Hong Kong set of Ghost In The Shell. Oshii directed a revered trilogy of animated film based on the manga, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Ghost in the Shell producer addresses Scarlett Johansson casting controversy

2 July 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in April, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks released the first image of Scarlett Johansson as The Major in the upcoming live-action manga adaptation Ghost in the Shell, prompting a wave of criticism towards another instance of Hollywood “whitewashing”. Speaking to Buzzfeed, producer Steven Paul has addressed – and attempted to play down – the controversy, stating that it is an “international story” and that they have done “great honour” to the source material.

“I think everybody is going to end up being really happy with it,” states Paul. “They’re going to be very, very happy with it when they see what we’ve actually done with it, and I don’t think anybody’s going to be disappointed. There [are] all sorts of people and nationalities in the world in Ghost in the Shell. We’re utilizing people from all over the world…There’s Japanese in it. There’s Chinese in it. »

- Gary Collinson

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Fantastic Beasts Preview Introduces a New Wizarding World Hero

23 June 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Come one, come all! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander. This all-new fantasy arrives under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four "Harry Potter" blockbusters. Today, Warner Bros. has released a special sneak peek that introduces a new kind of hero.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926. Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. &#160Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident...Were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble »

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Catherine Deneuve to Receive the 2016 Lumière Award

20 June 2016 3:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve will receive the 8th Lumière Award at France’s 2016 Lumière Grand Lyon Film Festival, a unique event which focuses near totally on film classics.

Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodovar and Martin Scorsese figure among past recipients of the Lumière Award. They all travelled to Lyon to pick up the award, granted by Lyon’s Institut Lumière, run by French director Bertrand Tavernier and Cannes head Thierry Fremaux.

“This year’s Lumière Award goes to Catherine Deneuve for what she is, has done, says, acts, sings and delights from time immemorial and forever,” the Institut Lumière said Monday in a press statement.

“The face of French cinema,” according to Scorsese, Deneuve’s career is remarkable for its longevity, great films, the directors she has worked with, and the contrasting facets of a figure which confounds easy categorisation.

Deneuve began making films before France’s Nouvelle Vague, »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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AFI Honoree John Williams Looks Back on Six Decades of Iconic Themes

9 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Wars.” “E.T.” “Jaws.” “Indiana Jones.” “Superman.” “Harry Potter.”

Admit it: You can’t think of any one of those films without hearing the score in your head.

John Williams, who wrote all those classic themes [and dozens more] will receive the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award on June 9 from frequent collaborator Steven Spielberg. It will be the first such honor given to a composer in the 44-year history of the award.

“This man’s gifts echo, quite literally, through all of us, around the world and across generations,” says AFI president-ceo Bob Gazzale. “There’s not one person who hasn’t heard this man’s work, who hasn’t felt alive because of it. That’s the ultimate impact of an artist.”

Over six decades in Hollywood, Williams has written some of the most memorable music in movie history. His 100-plus features have earned 50 Academy Award nominations [making him the most-nominated living person] and he’s won five times. »

- Jon Burlingame

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Scarlett Johansson featured in live action Ghost in the Shell set photos

8 June 2016 4:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s a film not without controversy, but the live-action adaptation of the hugely successful anime and manga Ghost in the Shell is currently shooting in Hong Kong. Thanks to HK01 (via Twitch), we’ve got some set photos from the movie featuring Scarlett Johansson and Pilou Asbaek.

Check them out below:

See Also: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ming-Na Wen is very unhappy with “whitewashing” Ghost in the Shell casting

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 being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast »

- Luke Owen

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Chris O'Dowd & Zhang Ziyi are the latest to join J.J. Abrams' God Particle

27 May 2016 6:25 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Director Julius Onah will be working with one hell of a cast once filming starts for God Particle. THR has learned that Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, The It Crowd) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs Of A Geisha) have signed up for the J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi thriller, joining David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The film will follow "crew... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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The Wolverine star Rila Fukushima joins Ghost in the Shell

26 May 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

DreamWorks’ Ghost in the Shell movie has added Japanese actress Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine, Arrow) to its cast, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

The film, which is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), has come in for criticism for “whitewashing”, having cast Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) and other white actors as characters originally depicted as Japanese in the original source material.

See Also: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ming-Na Wen is very unhappy with “whitewashing” Ghost in the Shell casting

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 being directed by Rupert Sanders »

- Gary Collinson

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13 Hours Preview Goes Behind-the-Scenes with Michael Bay | Exclusive

24 May 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the past few years, director Michael Bay has had a tendency to make smaller, more personal films in between installments of his monstrous Transformers franchise. In 2013, he brought the incredible true story of Pain & Gain to theaters, before setting the box office on fire once again with Transformers: Age of Extinction. This year, the filmmaker brought us the harrowing true story of the soldiers who fought against terrorists in the Benghazi raid in 13 Hours. This action-thriller debuts on Digital HD today, ahead of its Blu-ray and DVD release on June 7, and we have an exclusive preview that offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the production.

This two-minute preview offers plenty of insight regarding the different types of cameras that were used on 13 Hours, from Oscar-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe (Memoirs of a Geisha, Edge of Tomorrow. The cinematographer reveals that they used the Sony A7S cameras to "simulate night vision, »

- MovieWeb

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