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Ron Howard shares images from the set of Inferno with Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones

30 April 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Inferno, the latest adaptation of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon novels, has recently gone into production and the film’s director Ron Howard has shared some images from the set via his Twitter account…

Inferno is set for release October 2016, with Tom Hanks returning as Robert Langdon alongside Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi), Omar Sy (The Intouchables), Sidse Babett Knudsen (The Duke of Burgundy) and Ben Foster (3.10 to Yuma).

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- Thomas Roach

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Why 1980 Was the Best Year in Movie History

27 April 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others?  History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies?  So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »

- Richard Rushfield

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Ang Lee's Next Movie Will Use an Even Higher Frame Rate than 'The Hobbit'

23 April 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Ang Lee is one of a small number of filmmakers we trust with seemingly gimmicky innovations. His adaptation of Life of Pi provided us with further reason to accept that 3D can be an artistic tool and not just a means for Hollywood to increase ticket prices. Now, we can put our faith in the concept of high frame rate, as Lee's next feature, the 3D war movie Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, will reportedly be shot digitally at 4K resolution and 120 frames per second.  You are probably now thinking of Peter Jackson, another filmmaker we've tended to trust with new cinema technology. He shot all three Hobbit movies at 48 frames per second, but after viewers reacted negatively to its employment on the first installment, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Fear The Gourd In Fantastic Creature Short Evil Nature

23 April 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Heads up, creature feature fans, because director Darin Beckstead is brewing up a little something special with Evil Nature. Enlisting the help of the practical FX wizards behind James Gunn's Slither with VFX work by Walt Jones - he's only got stuff like Life Of Pi on his resume - and a skeleton crew shooting for just one night, Beckstead has unleashed a stellar Halloween themed proof of concept for what he hopes will become a full blooded feature film.The image above should give you a good sense of what lies in wait, so click on through and check it out below....

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Ang Lee Confirms He's Already Shooting His Next Film in 120Fps 3D

22 April 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

We all thought we were done with High Frame Rate projection after The Hobbit, but it looks like that's not the case. During Sony Picture's annual presentation at CinemaCon this week, director Ang Lee appeared in a recorded video from the set of his new film based on the book Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. He talked about how making Life of Pi in 3D taught him how remarkable of a filmmaking tool 3D is. He has since explored new filmmaking technology even further, deciding to shoot this next film at 120 Fps (frames per second) and in 3D (again). No footage was shown, and they didn't mention anything else about it being released in Hfr, but it sounds like Lee is now getting into Hfr after James Cameron and Peter Jackson. It was also mentioned this is the first time any film has been filmed fully in 120Fps. Cameron and »

- Alex Billington

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Ang Lee Shooting ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ at 120 Frames Per Second, in 3D

22 April 2015 7:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ang Lee is shooting all of military drama “Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk” at the ultra-high frame rate of 120 frames per second and in 3D.

Lee discussed the film — his first since he won an Oscar for directing “Life of Pi” — as part of Sony’s CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday in a special video message from the set in Georgia. He said it will be the first film ever shot entirely at the 120 frames per second rate, which is aimed at immersing viewers in modern-day military combat that soldiers experience.

Sony executives have been touting the notion that they are pushing ahead on the technical front in filming. Lee had previously announced that he is using the Sony F65 camera and shooting at the ultra-high frame rate — more than twice the rate at which Peter Jackson shot the last two Hobbit films.

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- Dave McNary

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The Big Short begins filming, cast officially announced

22 April 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment have today announced the start of production on The Big Short, their A-list ensemble piece that is currently filming in New Orleans.

Anchorman 2 director Adam McKay is directing the film which stars Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Brad Pitt (Fury), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) and Ryan Gosling (Drive), as well as newly announced additions Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler) and Melissa Leo (The Fighter).

McKay re-wrote the film from a previous script from Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs), which is based on bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. The book tells the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.

Tracy Letts (Homeland), Hamish Linklater (The Newsroom), John Magaro (Unbroken »

- Scott J. Davis

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Pitt, Carell and Gosling are making 'The Big Short' for Paramount

21 April 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Via press release Paramount announced today that Brad Pitt, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling have joined director Adam McCay's The Big Short

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Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for “The Big Short,” with Christian Bale (“American Hustle,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Ryan Gosling (“Drive,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”) and Brad Pitt (“Fury,” “World War Z”) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the “Anchorman” films, “The Other Guys”). The film also stars Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”) and Marisa Tomei (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Wrestler”). The film’s screenplay is written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph (“Love And Other Drugs”), based on Michael Lewis’ bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. “The Big Short” is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, »

- Philip Sticco

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Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling To Star In The Big Short Film

21 April 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for The Big Short, with Christian Bale (“American Hustle,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Ryan Gosling (“Drive,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”) and Brad Pitt (“Fury,” “World War Z”) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the “Anchorman” films, “The Other Guys”). The film also stars Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”) and Marisa Tomei (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Wrestler”).

The film’s screenplay is written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph (“Love And Other Drugs”), based on Michael Lewis’ bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.

The Big Short is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.

Rounding out the cast is Tracy Letts (“Homeland,” “Elvis & Nixon”), Hamish Linklater (“The Newsroom, »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch Now: Darin Beckstead’s Evil Nature Proof of Concept & Exclusive Q&A

21 April 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Every October, we stab them with knives, killing their regular appearances and bringing them to new life with sharpened teeth, ghoulish gazes, and impossibly wide, sinister smiles. We make pumpkins into little monsters every year, but what if they came to life on their own... and wanted revenge for the years of jack-o'-lantern carvings, discarded guts, and baked seeds? Darin Beckstead's Proof of Concept for his planned feature film, Evil Nature, expertly explores this unnerving "what if?" with ample amounts of holiday humor and creature-centric horror. We've been provided with the fun and frightening Evil Nature Proof of Concept to share with Daily Dead readers, along with an exclusive Q&A with director Darin Beckstead.

Press Release -- "The brainchild of filmmaker Darin Beckstead has been unleashed! This two-minute Proof of Concept was inexpensively lensed during a single evening in Los Angeles and Executive Produced by Gilbert Adler (Constantine, »

- Derek Anderson

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New Tomorrowland Trailer Features Time Portals, Lasers, & Killer Androids

21 April 2015 5:59 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.” Bird has gathered a great team behind the lens with Oscar® winning director of photography Claudio Miranda (“Life of Pi,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Cowboys & Aliens”), Oscar® nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Ocean’s Eleven”) and Academy Award®-winning editor Walter Murch (“The English Patient,” “Cold Mountain”). Tomorrowland will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on May 22, 2015. »

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Tribeca Diary, Days Four and Five: Nightmares

20 April 2015 10:18 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The big opening at Tribeca on Sunday was Name’s Maggie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in his first indie role, as a father in a zombie-style apocalypse who has to deal with the infection of his daughter. However, your humble correspondent won’t be able to see that film until later this week. Fortunately, there were no shortage of films to report on Sunday and Monday, and one of them actually did star a Teutonic titan.

That film is Virgin Mountain, whose title in Swedish is Fusi, after the main character played by Gunnar Jonsson. Fusi is a sexless 43-year-old, but no one should confuse this film with The 40-Year-Old Virgin. There’s no slapstick in play here, and not even that much fun; most shots in the film are what I like to call “Sad Verb” shots, where the lead character morosely performs alone in a scene designed to make the audience say “awwwww… »

- Mark Young

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Check Out These Four Character Posters For Disney's Tomorrowland

20 April 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.” Bird has gathered a great team behind the lens with Oscar® winning director of photography Claudio Miranda (“Life of Pi,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Cowboys & Aliens”), Oscar® nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Ocean’s Eleven”) and Academy Award®-winning editor Walter Murch (“The English Patient,” “Cold Mountain”). Tomorrowland will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on May 22, 2015. »

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Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Set for Veterans Day 2016

17 April 2015 6:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TriStar Pictures has slated Ang Lee’s military drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” for release on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2016.

The “Life of Pi” director has tapped newcomer Joe Alwyn to star in the title role in the film, which is based on the Ben Fountain novel. Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker and Garrett Hedlund round out the cast.

Billy Lynn” will be co-financed by Jeff Robinov’s Fosun-backed Studio 8, together with Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group and Film 4.

The story centers on 19-year-old private Billy Lynn and his company, who survive a harrowing battle that’s captured by news cameras. They are brought home by the U.S. administration for a promotional tour, culminating at the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game — while facing an imminent return to the war.

The film is the first to be dated for Nov. 11, 2016.

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- Dave McNary

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Irrfan Off To Hollywood for ‘Inferno’

14 April 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Irrfan Khan, who has starred in Hollywood hits like Life Of Pi (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), is now off to the USA to begin the first round of preparations for American film-maker Ron Howard’s next. The actor tells us about his homework for the film — the third installment in Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series.

The talented actor hopes to meet author Dan Brown and co-star Tom Hanks as he prepares for the film. The actor adds, “This trip is to decide my look in the film, what I will wear etc. Ron and I have been discussing how we will approach the role. We’ve also spoken about the character’s accent. His nationality is not important, but he definitely has some British influence. While I was looking for references for the role, Ron sent me some links, and he even got Dan to look for some material, »

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Irrfan Khan roped in for Hollywood film Inferno

14 April 2015 5:45 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Irrfan Khan, who was earlier seen in big ticket Hollywood films The Amazing Spider Man and Life of Pi, continues his association with the west with his next venture that will be helmed by Ron Howard. In fact Director/producer Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have cast an energetic company of some of the world's most talented and interesting rising international stars to join Tom Hanks in Inferno, the new film in the Robert Langdon series. The Imagine Entertainment production, which has a screenplay by David Koepp based on the book by Dan Brown, is slated for release on October 14, 2016 and will begin principal photography at the end of April. The project's executive producers are Dan Brown, Anna Culp, Bill Connor, and David Householter. Inferno continues the Harvard symbologist's adventures on screen, when Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker join Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

9 April 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Vin Diesel is no doubt on cloud nine right now. Having only been released for less than a week, Diesel’s Fast & Furious 7 has already grossed over $400 million worldwide, paving the way for more high-speed car high-jinks in the coming years. But for now, the actor is stepping out of the driver’s seat and into something a little more mellow.

Deadline is reporting that Vin Diesel and comedy-actor Chris Tucker (Silver Linings Playbook) are set to join the already stellar cast for director Ang Lee’s (Life of Pi) newest project, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

The film tells the story of 19-year-old soldier Billy Lynn and his squad, who survive an Iraq battle that is captured by embedded news cameras, causing them to become celebrated as heroes. They are brought home by the Us administration for a promotional tour that culminates at the halftime show of »

- Scott J. Davis

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No joke: Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker set for Ang Lee's 'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk'

8 April 2015 10:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Vin Diesel is jumping back into the prestige movie world.  And, yes, that's "back."  Diesel has made his name in the "Fast and Furious" and Riddick franchises, but many forget he actually has a Steven Spielberg movie on his resume ("Saving Private Ryan").  He also starred in the cult drama "Boiler Room" and voiced the title character in the classic animated film "The Iron Giant."  What many have already forgotten, however, is that Diesel earned the best reviews of his career in Sidney Lumet's 2006 courtroom drama "Find Me Guilty."  Now, Diesel is getting serious again by teaming up with another cinematic master, Ang Lee. According to Deadline, Lee has cast Diesel and Chris Tucker to star in his adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk."  The drama focuses on a group of American soldiers, including Lynn, who are being celebrated for their heroism during the Iraq War. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker Join Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

8 April 2015 4:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker are in talks to co-star in Ang Lee’s Iraq War drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” for TriStar.

The “Life of Pi” director has tapped newcomer Joe Alwyn to star in the title role in the film based on the Ben Fountain novel. Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin and Garrett Hedlund have also been cast.

Billy Lynn” will be co-financed by Jeff Robinov’s Fosun-backed Studio 8, together with Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group.

The story centers on 19-year-old private Billy Lynn and his company, who survive a harrowing battle that’s captured by news cameras. They are brought home by the U.S. administration for a promotional tour, culminating at the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game — while facing an imminent return to the war.

Lee is using the Sony F65 camera and shooting in native 3D, high resolution and »

- Dave McNary

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Vin Diesel Joins 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk,' Being Shot in 3D

8 April 2015 3:57 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following the addition of Kristen Stewart to the cast of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, a new drama from Life of Pi director Ang Lee, the project has gained two new co-stars, and some information about how the film will be shot has also come to light as well. Deadline reports Fast & Furious franchise star Vin Diesel and Rush Hour franchise star Chris Tucker have both landed roles in the film about a 19-year old soldier whose squad survived a battle that was captured on embedded news cameras, making them instant heroes. But there time in the war is told in flashbacks during their leave back home for a promotional tour. Lynn (played by newcomer Joe Alwyn) and his team get brought back to the United States for a trip that will last up until the halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game in Texas. The tour unfolds with »

- Ethan Anderton

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