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The film is said to be in the tradition of a Cold War thriller and requires a director capable of "world-building," but plot specifics are under wraps. David Birke ("13 Sins," "Elle") wrote the script while Doug Davison ("The Departed") is producing.
In other director news, Anders Walter (Oscar-winning short film "Helium") has signed on to makes his feature directing debut on a film adaptation of Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura's award-winning graphic novel "I Kill Giants" for Treehouse Pictures. Chris Columbus is slated to produce.
The story follows a young girl who escapes from her troubled reality into a fantasy world where she has much more power. Joe Kelly will write the adapted screenplay and production is slated for later this year.
- Garth Franklin
Daniel Espinosa is in talks to direct the sci-fi action movie “Morningstar” for Warner Bros., an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Representatives for Warner Bros. and Espinosa did not immediately respond to requests for comment. David Birke wrote the script, which calls for a director capable of “world-building,” as WB has high hopes for the project. While plot details are being kept under wraps, the film is said to be in the tradition of a Cold War thriller. Doug Davison (“The Departed”) is producing via his Quadrant Pictures along with Madhouse Entertainment. Also Read: Tom Hardy Hunts a Serial Killer. »
- Jeff Sneider
“Cake” producer Kristin Hahn has launched her own Los Angeles-based production company, Hahnscape Entertainment, which will focus on acquiring rights to and developing literary material she will write and produce.
Hahnscape’s first project to be developed under the banner will be “Tumbledown,” which was written by Desiree Van Til and directed by Sean Mewshaw. It will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18.
The film follows a young woman (Rebecca Hall) who is forced to confront the loss of her acclaimed folk-singer husband and the ambiguous circumstances surrounding his death when a brash New York writer (Jason Sudeikis) visits her hometown in rural Maine to investigate the tragedy.
The banner is also developing the film “In the Flesh,” which Hahn is currently writing. She will also produce the pic along with Temple Hill.
“I’m excited to build Hahnscape Entertainment into a home for compelling, character-driven stories with »
- Justin Kroll
After yesterday’s tantalising tease of the latest instalment of Mission: Impossible, now titled Rogue Nation, the first full trailer for the film has been released by Paramount Pictures, and you can watch in all its plane-surfing glory below…
Helmed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), the latest sequel sees the return of Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, as he and team take on “their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the Imf.”
Jeremy Renner (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Alec Baldwin (The Departed), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Simon McBurney (The Theory of Everything), Sean Harris (Prometheus) and Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules) co-star.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will hit 2D and IMAX cinemas July 31st.
- Scott J. Davis
Light the fuse. Based on a series of tweets from superstar Tom Cruise, director Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible 3; Ghost Protocol), Alec Baldwin (The Departed), and the official Twitter accounts for Mission: Impossible and Skydance Productions, it looks like we should expect our first official look at Mission: Impossible 5 tomorrow! Check out the tweets below and keep scrolling to read a little more: Light the fuse. — Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) March 21, 2015 Tomorrow… #MI5Diary (Final entry) — ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) March 21, 2015 A new mission awaits. #MissionImpossible — Mission: Impossible (@MissionFilm) March 21, 2015 @MissionFilm tomorrow. — Skydance Productions (@Skydance) March 21, 2015 Benji's going back to work. #MissionImpossible Sh — Pegg News (@simonpegg) March 21, 2015 Get ready for something big. #MissionImpossible — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 21, 2015 The squad is back, big #MissionImpossible news drops tomorrow.— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) March 22, 2015 It's currently unknown what we'll be getting, but when the film wrapped about ten days ago, McQuarrie did »
Here’s another movie review for the The Hollywood News. It’s a very loosely adapted remake of the 1974 James Caan (The Godfather’s Sonny Corleone) vehicle of the same name about an English literature professor with a compulsive gambling problem, this time starring Mark Wahlberg (The Departed, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch), Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar from The Wire), Brie Larsen (Rachel from Community), as well as veterans Jessica Lange (The postman always rings twice) and John Goodman (Barton Fink).
And this gambling problem becomes the driving force of the movie as Jim Bennett (Wahlberg) struggles between trying to achieve an iota of normalcy in his life and his overwhelming desire to have everything, visually represented by having Bennett place increasingly larger bets at casinos, doubling and tripling his winnings, »
- Paul Heath
China is certainly where the money is these days. With an ever expanding box-office take each year, and more and more foreign films being allowed a release, it’s no wonder that Hollywood and the big studios want a piece of the pie. Unfortunately this has lead to a lot of needless pandering, such as Chinese exclusive scenes in Iron Man 3 and lots of behind kissing in Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Legendary, the studio behind the likes of Pacific Rim and Godzilla, look to be taking a more organic approach with The Great Wall, an American/Chinese co-production with Universal Pictures, China Film Co. Ltd., and Le Vision Pictures.
The film, directed by the incredible Zhang Yimou, sees humanity making a last stand on the titular wonder of the world against mythical monsters in 15th Century China. Yimou is most famous for his wuxia films, Hero and House Of Flying Daggers. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who has collected three Oscars (“The Aviator,” “Raging Bull” and “The Departed") shares with Martin Scorsese, her collaborator on 22 movies over three decades, an infectious enthusiasm for the movies she loves. Last week I got on the phone with her in Taiwan, which Ang Lee suggested to Scorsese as a location for shooting “Silence,” which is set in 17th century Japan. They’ve been shooting for almost a month. I told her that when I was working for editor Richard Corliss at Film Comment Magazine in the early 80s, British director Michael Powell submitted via mail his typed Guilty Pleasures manuscript. “Marty probably put him up to that,” Schoonmaker said. I adore Powell and his writer-producer partner Emeric Pressburger’s output in the 40s and 50s, from the stunning color masterpieces “The Red Shoes,” “Black Narcissus,” and “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp” to the black-and-white »
- Anne Thompson
Today we have the first photos from the upcoming "Mojave" thriller, starring Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy), Mark Wahlberg and Walton Goggins. Check everything out below. Plot: Armed with little more than a knife and two handles of vodka, an on-edge desolated, violent Hollywood director (Hedlund) sets out to the Mojave Desert looking for solitude. But what he ends up finding is a homicidal, chameleon-like drifter (Isaac) brandishing a rifle and claiming to be the Devil. The new movie is written and directed by William Monahan, the writer behind such films as "The Departed" and "Body of Lies." It's set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
After scripting thrillers like The Departed, Body of Lies and Edge of Darkness, in addition to making his directorial debut with London Boulevard, screenwriter William Monahan is back behind the camera for his sophomore effort, a new thriller called Mojave. The film was just announced as being part of the line-up at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, and with that news comes the first photos of the film with future Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac and Tron Legacy lead Garrett Hedlund. There's nothing too revealing, but Hedlund is sporting a new look, and the photos give off a pretty gritty, almost western vibe. Look now! Here's the first photos from William Monohan's Mojave (via The Playlist): Mojave is written and directed by William Monahan, director of London Boulevard and Oscar-winning screenwriter of Martin Scorsese's The Departed, Edge of Darkness and Body of Lies. Armed with little more »
- Ethan Anderton
The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival will round out the second half of its 97-feature slate with a Spotlight section that includes the world premiere of a zombie movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and a documentary about New York’s “Cannibal Cop,” as well as a Midnight series and a handful of special screenings such as documentary “Mary J. Blige — The London Sessions,” to be followed by a concert performance by Blige.
A couple of work-in-progress screenings also will fill out the Tribeca lineup, following the announcement of the first half of the slate (including competition titles) earlier this week.
The 40 movies filed under Spotlight, which tend to feature the highest proportion of prominent creatives and star performers in Tribeca lineup, this year includes the debuts of films that star Mickey Rourke (Tony McNamara’s “Ashby”), Jessica Biel (Diane Bell’s “Bleeding Heart”), recent Oscar winner Patricia Arquette (Nick Sandow’s “The Wannabe »
- Gordon Cox
Veteran British actor Ray Winstone (The Departed) is set for a lead in Of Kings And Prophets, ABC’s drama pilot written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, which will be filmed in South Africa. The project, from ABC Studios, is described as an epic biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny… »
John Krasinski will reunite with one of his The Office co-stars for Michael Bay's 13 Hours. THR has learned David Denman will play an elite sniper named Boon in the upcoming film, joining Krasinski, James Badge Dale (The Departed), Max Martini (Pacific Rim) and Pablo Schreiber (The Wire). Besides playing Pam Beesly love interest Roy on the comedy series, Denman has also appeared in movies like After Earth, Fanboys and Big Fish, and he had a recurring role on NBC's Parenthood. »
- Jesse Giroux
Today, in an effort to combine the past and the present, I wanted to take a look at how the winners in the big eight categories of this most recent Academy Awards ceremony compare to the all time best. To try and figure this out, I’m actually going with the lists of the top 25 in each category that I put out last year. It’s an interesting exercise, since it’s impossible to know which will and which won’t stand the test of time, but there’s a few educated guesses that can be made. For my money, a few of the performances will certainly be remembered for years to come. I don’t think it’s impossible for you to have forgotten already, but here are the big eight winners: Best Picture went to Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, Best Director went to Alejandro González Iñárritu »
- Joey Magidson
Martin Scorsese is one of the most iconic directors of all time. He created such groundbreaking films like Taxi Driver and Gangs of New York. Yet it took him eight Oscar nominations, five Best Director nominations alone, until he finally received the Best Director Academy Award in 2006 for the film The Departed. Let's look back at the film that finally landed Scorese the gold.
Scorsese is one of those directors that has been creating for generations. He's the known for creating and depicting the worst antiheroes that you can't help but like and can't stop watching. You follow them on their twisted journeys and sometimes untimely demises, all while that same Rolling Stone song (“Gimme Shelter”) plays in the background. Your parents loved him, you love him, and I'm sure your children will or already do love him. There's always one particular movie of his that you discover that makes »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Kelly McInerney)
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7.80 The Lego Movie
6.96 Big Hero 6
6.51 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
6.40 American Sniper
- Jeff Bayer
With the 2015 Oscars coming up this weekend, we go back ten years to see if the 2005 awards still hold up today...
It was during an interview with Mark Kermode that I asked him how long someone really needs to gestate on a film, and come up with a proper review. "About ten years", he said. I get his point. Each awards season, it's about, at best, what feels like the best film right then. Not the one that settles over a period of time, or shows you new things each time you watch it. But the one that you watched once, and affected you once. It's the only way, anyway, I can think of why A Beautiful Mind won a Best Picture Oscar.
This weekend, then, is the Academy Awards once more. And I thought it'd be worth rewinding ten years, to see whether the Academy's choices on February 27th »
In case you haven't heard, there are a lot of reasons to get angry at the Oscars. In general, awarding a statuette to someone who actually deserves it isn't one of them.
But sometimes, a deserving nominee gets passed over so many times that they finally end up winning an award for something that's not their best work, in what amounts to a kind of unofficial lifetime achievement award.
Digital Spy looks back at seven times the Academy gave out the right award for the wrong movie.
For decades, Scorsese was the most glaring example of an undisputed great who was somehow yet to win an Oscar. Despite being nominated a total of six times, beginning with Raging Bull in 1981, Scorsese was the perpetual bridesmaid and never the bride (a dubious honour he's since passed on to regular collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio).
The seventh time turned out »
By Anjelica Oswald
Birdman has claimed a number of principal awards this season, including the top awards from the Directors Guild of America, Producers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild, and is one of the lead contenders in the best picture race.
The film has received nine nominations, including a supporting actor, supporting actress and leading actor nomination. Though the film probably won’t land Oscars in the supporting categories, Michael Keaton has situated himself as a frontrunner in the leading actor category, along with The Theory of Everything’s Eddie Redmayne.
Of the 86 films to win best picture, 36 (42 percent) won without procuring a single Oscar in the acting categories. Seven of those 36 won before the supporting acting categories were implemented at the ninth annual Academy Awards, and 11 of the 36 won without any acting nominations.
If Birdman wins for best picture but Keaton loses to Redmayne, Alejandro »
- Anjelica Oswald
Over the past decade, the BAFTAs have become an increasingly accurate barometer for the eventual Oscar winners, with the last six Best Picture winners in a row being pre-empted by an identical BAFTA winner.
But there have been several memorable – and telling – instances in which the two awards bodies have diverged, and often not for the obvious cultural reasons you expect.
It's easy enough to see, for example, why Four Weddings and a Funeral took the top prize at 1995's BAFTAs while Forrest Gump triumphed across the pond, and ditto The Full Monty over Titanic three years later. But the explanation isn't always so clear, and the discrepancy often highlights intriguing differences between Academy and BAFTA members' sensibilities.
Digital Spy looks back on six notable times BAFTA diverged from the Academy path, either for better or for worse.
1. Brokeback Mountain wins Best Film (2006)
Almost a decade on, this still stands as BAFTA's crowning achievement. »
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