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Rising indie distributor A24 harbors high awards hopes for Lenny Abrahamson's intense prison escape drama "Room," and so they took the film to world premiere at Telluride, where it popped with audiences and critics, and then to Toronto, where it took home the coveted audience award, which often presages a strong Oscar contender. It's holding its own at the box office with $3 million in the till so far. The film's rising star, Brie Larson, has landed both Gotham and Indie Spirit nominations, with more kudos sure to follow. Read More: 'Room' Wins Toronto's Audience Award, Oscar Bellwether Finally, with "Room" (October 16) Larson, who was so fine as a conflicted social worker in "Short Term 12," after supporting roles in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," "The United States of Tara," "The Spectacular Now," "21 Jump Street," and "Don Jon," gets a role worthy of her abilities (unlike »
- Anne Thompson
Edgar Wright is heading over to Dreamworks Animation to direct a film based on the concept of shadows. British comedian David Walliams is co-writing the planned film with Wright, with the Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Hot Fuzz helmer making his feature animation directing debut with the picture.
“Edgar will spearhead a new approach to this fascinating concept and we’re ecstatic to have him onboard as director along with David as co-writer,” said Arnold and Soria in a joint statement. “We’ve always been intrigued by a film concept involving shadows, and now with Edgar’s signature comedic style and abilities as a natural storyteller, audiences will be treated to a truly captivating and energetic tale.”
“My first endeavors in film-making as a teenager were in animation, so »
- Paul Heath
DreamWorks Animation has found their man in acclaimed filmmaker Edgar Wright, who is set to direct and co-write the screenplay for an original animated feature centered on the concept of shadows. Wright will co-write the film with acclaimed comedian and author, David Walliams.
The project, a new approach to a previously developed concept, marks the feature animation directorial debut for Wright.
For DreamWorks Animation’s Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, the hiring of Wright is the latest example of the studio’s focus on working with a diverse group of the industry’s most gifted filmmakers. Wright’s distinctive comedic voice has spawned a legion of loyal fans, with beloved films including “Shaun of the Dead,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” and “Hot Fuzz.” The multi-talented filmmaker also co-wrote the Golden Globe winning, “The Adventures of Tintin.”
Co-writer David Walliams is a celebrated comedian, actor, author, »
- Michelle McCue
DreamWorks Animation has found their man in acclaimed filmmaker Edgar Wright, who is set to direct and co-write the screenplay for an original animated feature centered on the concept of shadows. Wright will co-write the film with acclaimed comedian and author, David Walliams. The Untitled Shadows Movie, a new approach to a previously developed concept, marks the feature animation directorial debut for Wright.
For DreamWorks Animation's Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, the hiring of Edgar Wright is the latest example of the studio's focus on working with a diverse group of the industry's most gifted filmmakers. Wright's distinctive comedic voice has spawned a legion of loyal fans, with beloved films including Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and Hot Fuzz. The multi-talented filmmaker also co-wrote the Golden Globe winning, The Adventures of Tintin.
Co-writer David Walliams is a celebrated comedian, actor, author, »
DreamWorks announced the project, with Wright teaming with comedian and author David Walliams on the screenplay for the yet-to-be-titled project.
The effort comes under the guidance of the co-presidents of feature animation for the studio, Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, who have been charting a new course since Bill Damaschke left as DreamWorks chief creative officer at the start of the year.
Wright has gained a following as the director of a string of off-beat films including “Shaun of the Dead,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” and “Hot Fuzz.” He also co-wrote the Golden Globe winning, “The Adventures of Tintin.”
- James Rainey
Oni Press, the Portland-based comics publisher behind such books as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, is restructuring its screen entertainment division. The company, run by Joe Nozemack and James Lucas Jones, is untethering Closed on Mondays, its previous production arm presided over by Eric Gitter, and creating Oni Entertainment. The new banner will now take over responsibilities for pursuing opportunities in Hollywood and beyond, according to Oni, focusing not just movies and television but digital and gaming as well. "The creator-owned comics industry and its relationship with other media has changed dramatically in the last ten years,"
- Borys Kit
Title: Uncanny Rlj Entertainment Director: Matthew Leutwyler Writer: Shahin Chandrasoma Cast: Mark Webber, Lucy Griffiths, David Clayton Rogers and Rainn Wilson Running time: 91 minutes Rated: Unrated (Language, sex, partial nudity) Special Features: Deleted Scenes Available on DVD and Digital Video Nov. 3, 2015 Tech journalist Joy Andrews (Lucy Griffiths, True Blood) is given access to a high level security laboratory/apartment to interview the reclusive genius wunderkind David Kressen (Mark Webber, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). David introduces Joy to his assistant Adam (David Clayton Rogers, Nashville). She immediately believes Adam to be some sort of autistic genius, and is almost horrified when David reveals Adam to be an android. [ Read More ]
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Logan Miller (“Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”), Mark Webber (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”), Will Patton (“Falling Skies”) Bonnie Bedelia (“Die Hard”), Justin Chatwin (“Shameless”) and Aaron Poole (“The Samaritan”) have joined the cast of the indie movie “The Scent of Rain and Lightning,” TheWrap has learned. Maika Monroe, Maggie Grace and Brad Carter star in the feature adaptation of Nancy Pickard’s book, which is currently filming in central Oklahoma. Veteran actor Blake Robbins (“The Sublime and Beautiful”) is directing the film, which follows a young woman who learns her parents’ killer has recently been released from jail, »
- Jeff Sneider
Uncanny star Lucy Griffiths was kind enough to answer some questions for us, and the Q&A we conducted with her kicks off the round-up. Also: domestic acquisition news for Emelie, details for One Eyed Girl on Blu-ray / DVD, and Vault of the Macabre II video.
Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), David Clayton Rogers (Bloody Sunday), Lucy Griffiths (TV’s “True Blood”) and director Matthew Leutwyler are available for interviews on behalf of the film’s release.
For ten years, inventor David Kressen has lived in seclusion with his inventions, including Adam, a robot with incredible lifelike human qualities. When reporter Joy Andrews is given access to their unconventional facility, she is alternately repelled and attracted to the scientist and his creation. But as Adam exhibits an emergent behavior of anger and jealousy towards her, she finds »
- Tamika Jones
A few years ago, Edgar Wright was looking to team with Johnny Depp in The Night Stalker, a redo of the series that aired in the mid-1970s, which focused on supernatural cases including a mix of zombies, vampires, werewolves and aliens. With no update on that project for some time, it was looking the two wouldn’t find a chance to collaborate, but that won’t be the case.
THR is reporting that the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director has been attached to Fortunately, the Milk, an adaptation of the Neil Gaiman story by Flight of the Conchords‘ Bret McKenzie. Set up over at 20th Century Fox, Depp plans to lead and produce the project, which will be a mix of live-action and animation, the latter process headed up by Animal Logic Entertainment, the talented group behind The Lego Movie.
As for the story, it centers on a father, »
- Leonard Pearce
After tackling zombies, corrupt cops and forlorn teenage rock gods, director Edgar Wright is finally taking on a genre very near and dear to his heart. Time Travel! Yes, following a week long celebration of the hit sci-fi comedy classic Back to The Future, it has been announced that the filmmaker behind such fan-favorite hits as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World is setting out to create his own unique time tripping adventure.
Fortunately, the Milk has Johnny Depp in early negotiations to star. This will be the first time Johnny Depp and Edgar Wright have worked together. Based on the children's book of the same name, this story comes from acclaimed author Neil Gaiman.
Animal Logic Entertainment, which is based in Australia, will produce this live-action/animation hybrid movie. Best known for The Lego Movie, Ale will have Zareh Nalbandian overseeing the production. »
If you’re a fan of the work of author Neil Gaiman (Coraline), when you hear the talent coming together for an adaptation of his children’s book Fortunately the Milk, you’re going to flip your lid. Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright is teaming up with superstar Johnny Depp […]
- Ethan Anderton
If you’re reading /Film, we’re guessing there’s a pretty good chance you’ve watched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and the Cornetto trilogy. Maybe you’ve even seen Spaced, the British TV series the first assembled the Edgar Wright / Simon Pegg / Nick Frost dream team. But there’s a good chance even Wright’s biggest fans haven’t seen […]
- Angie Han
Just weeks after winning his first Emmy Award for the final season of Mad Men, Jon Hamm has signed on to star in writer-director Edgar Wright's new action-comedy Baby Driver. Variety reports that Jamie Foxx has also joined the cast, which includes Ansel Elgort and Lily James. No details were given for Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx's characters at this time.
The story centers on a young getaway driver, dubbed "Baby" due to his boyish looks, who uses his own "personal soundtrack" as he strives to become the best in this illicit business. His life is turned upside down when he's coerced into working for a mafia boss, and, after a heist goes bad, he is forced to go on the run, putting his life on the line. The story is partially inspired by the music video for Mint Royale's Blue Song. Edgar Wright directed the video »
Just in time for the holidays, Ant-man will available early on Digital 3D, Digital HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere November 17 & on 3D Blu-Ray Combo Pack, Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Sd and On-Demand December 8, 2015.
In his review, Wamg’s Jim Batts wrote, “Ant-man proves that good, fun things really do come in the teeny, tiniest of packages (and heroes).”
Marvel, the Studio who brought you The Avengers, now brings to life one of the original Avengers — Marvel’s Ant-man. Bring home the epic heist as Ant-man embraces his inner hero and harnesses the unique ability to shrink in scale to save not only the world, but his daughter.
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces the newest member of the Avengers: Marvel’s Ant-Man. Armed with the amazing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang joins forces with his new mentor Dr. »
- Michelle McCue
Lego Batman has found its Batgirl! In a move that will only add on to her already illustrious Cbm career, Rosario Dawson has signed on to voice Barbara Gordon a.k.a. Batgirl in Warner Bros.' upcoming The Lego Movie spin-off. She joins an impressive cast that already features Will Arnett (Arrested Development) reprising his role as the Dark Knight, Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) as his sidekick Robin, and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) as the villainous Joker. This will be Dawson's latest foray into the Cbm genre after her role in two Sin City movies, voicing Wonder Woman in DC's animated feature Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis, and voicing Artemis in DC's animated Wonder Woman film. In addition to those roles, she also currently stars as the Night Nurse on three of Marvel's Netflix series: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, & Luke Cage. Chris McKay (Robot Chicken) will direct »
I’ve always expressed that film is one of the true art mediums that if done perfectly, you can create something truly special and Lenny Abrahamson’s film adaption of Emma Donoghue’s critically acclaimed novel, Room, is just that. Room focuses around a young woman called Joy (Brie Larson), also known as Ma, and her five year old son Jack (Jacob Tremblay) who have been held captive in a garden shed known as room, after Joy was kidnapped by a man referred to as Old Nick (Sean Bridgers). After being in the room for seven years, Joy is itching to get out and give Jack the life he deserves.
The subject matter of Room is sadly very common nowadays. Every year we hear stories of women who have been held captive by men and are forced to bare their children. »
- Sean Narborough
Mary Elizabeth Winstead will star in BrainDead, a new comedic thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics, to be broadcast in summer 2016. The series comes from Robert King and Michelle King, creators and executive producers of The Good Wife. The actress is the first cast member to sign on for BrainDead, which was given a straight-to-series order by CBS
Mary Elizabeth Winstead will portray Laurel, the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left Washington, D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, but is pulled back into the family business when her brother, the senate majority whip, needs her help running his senate office. Now a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer, Laurel discovers two things: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to Earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of congressmen and Hill staffers. Here's what Robert King and Michelle King had »
Careful, Mary Elizabeth Winstead: Aliens are coming, and they want to eat your brain.
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Billed as a cross between The Strain and The West Wing, BrainDead stars Winstead as Laurel, the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, but is pulled back into the family business when her brother needs political help. Now a young, »
The network made the casting announcement on Thursday.
Winstead will play Laurel, the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty. The character left D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, but she is pulled back into the family business when her brother, the senate majority whip, needs her help running his senate office. Now a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer, Laurel discovers that the government has stopped working, and that alien spawn have come to Earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of congressmen and Hill staffers.
“We’ve been fans of Mary going back to ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,’ but it was really »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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