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Day 3 of Sdcc '14 marks the end of an era with "True Blood's" last panel. It's joined by fellow fangers "The Vampire Diaries," the witches of "Salem" and "Ahs: Coven," "Grimm," Sin City, "Constantine," Troma, and lots more.
Per usual, we have the horror highlights along with info on a few other panels that should be of general interest (plus a couple of things for the kids). Be sure to visit the official 2014 San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.
Day 3: Saturday, July 26, 2014
10 Am - The Simpsons
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.
Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am - Ballroom 20
10 Am - Idw: Summer Blockbusters!
- Debi Moore
Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro has made no secret over the years of his desire to do an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s influential horror story At the Mountains of Madness, but the dream project’s risky requirements seem to make it fall through the cracks every time del Toro gets close to reeling in a studio.
Universal backed away from it last year, amid buzz of difficulties with del Toro’s preferred budget and R-rating. However, now that Legendary Pictures are collaborating with Universal on the filmmaker’s Pacific Rim 2, del Toro is hopeful that he can bring the project over to Legendary - even if he has to tone it down to a PG-13. However, del Toro’s preference for At the Mountains of Madness, as it turns out, is to do two separate cuts in order to please both the studio and horror-lovers in the audience. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Showtime’s Homeland is preparing for its most impossible mission yet: Executing a total creative overhaul for its upcoming fourth season. You already know (Spoiler Alert: if you haven’t watched season 3, stop reading) that Damian Lewis exited the espionage thriller when his traitor-ish character Nicholas Brody was hanged in the season 3 finale. Coping with the loss of the show’s leading man is difficult enough, but Homeland will use Brody’s departure to radically shake up the show in other ways, too, with a new setting (Claire Danes’ Carrie Mathison is working in Pakistan and Afghanistan) and several cast additions (including Corey Stoll, »
- James Hibberd
Art by Keith Thompson
I'm so disappointed that Guillermo del Toro's At the Mountains of Madness didn't happen. This is a movie that has to be made, and Del Toro is the guy who needs to make it. I'm happy to report that the filmmaker still hasn't given up on the project! In fact, in a recent interview with Collider he talks about his plan to bring it to life.
Basically he wants to release two different cuts of the film — a PG-13 version and his unrated version. The reason the movie never got made in the first place is because Universal Pictures didn't want to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on an R rated film, but this way you get the best of both worlds. The studio gets their PG-13 movie, and the fans get their hardcore version. This is what the director said about it:
“The way I’m thinking is, »
- Joey Paur
Award winning actor Irrfan Khan, known internationally for his stellar roles in The Lunchbox, Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, Paan Singh Tomar and D-Day is delighted that his new film Qissa, directed by Anup Singh, has been selected for the 5th edition of the London Indian Film Festival (Liff, July 10-17). Irrfan was a big hit in London last year when he delivered a masterclass at the prestigious British Film Institute and was present at the sold out festival screening of D-Day.
Says Irrfan: “I’m delighted my film Qissa will be screened at Liff this year. What makes me even happier is that you’ll see something very different of me. I believe there is a quality of performance in Qissa that goes beyond skill or experience. What seems to emerge from the performances here is a gentle but powerful rhythm that will bring to your mind the music of our mystic traditions. »
- Press Releases
Know what's crazy? We can see Romero-level zombie violence on TV nowadays; yet, filmmakers like the great Guillermo del Toro still have to jump through hoops if they want to make a movie that's rated R.
Recently Del Toro talked about possibly doing his passion project, At The Mountains of Madness PG-13 to get a wider release. Today he elaborated.
"The way I’m thinking is, PG-13 goes a long way," Del Toro tells Collider. "It’s not that the novel is graphic, but people forget that there are crucial elements in the novel that are pretty horrific. Like the human autopsy, you know? I think that’s a dark moment. So what I would like to do is shoot it, as dark as it is, in an unrated cut and a PG-13 cut. Ideally they would be released simultaneously if that’s at all possible. We could release one »
- Steve Barton
Last month, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro revealed that his highly-anticipated sequel Pacific Rim 2 will hit theaters on April 7, 2017, while also announcing that he is working on a Pacific Rim animated series as well. In a new interview with Collider, the filmmaker revealed that he envisions the show as bridge which connects Pacific Rim to Pacific Rim 2, while offering an exciting possibility for his upcoming feature At the Mountains of Madness.
The animated series is still in the very early stages, with the filmmaker confirming that they are meeting with Japanese animation companies and writers.
"We are right now in the middle of talking and negotiating with a few Japanese companies for the animation. We are talking to a couple of showrunners that have a strong animation background, [we're] casting the writers room. What's great is it's a great set-up and a link between the first movie and the second movie. »
When Louis Zamperini, former Olympic distance runner and WWII prisoner-of-war survivor, died at the age of 97 on July 2nd, his passing was marked by heartfelt obituaries and an outpouring of public recognition of the man’s inspirational life and unbroken warrior spirit. This winter, however, the most rousing and wide-reaching tribute to Zamperini will arrive with the December release of Unbroken, an adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s book from In the Land of Blood and Honey director Angelina Jolie.
A second trailer for Unbroken has hit the web today, making a strong case for the WWII survival epic as one of the big players in this year’s awards race. Impressively mounted and featuring what’s sure to be a star-making turn from Jack O’Connell, Unbroken checks almost all the boxes. It’s emotional, scripted by Oscar faves the Coen Brothers, based on a true story of American heroism, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Released in the Us on 16th May, Million Dollar Arm is one of the highlights of the 5th London Indian Film Festival, which takes place at the capital from 10th to 17th July.
Disney produces this sports drama film directed by Craig Gillespie. Million Dollar Arm is based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Sharma, discovered by sports agent J.B. Bernstein through a reality show competition. The film portrays their journey and struggles until they became the first Indians to play in the American baseball league. The film stars Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi) and Madhur Mittal (Slumdog Millionaire) in the lead roles, as well as Aasif Mandvi, Lake Bell, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin and Pitobash Tripathy.
Sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) is going through a bad patch. His business is declining and he has just lost the opportunity to sign a celebrity sportsman. »
- Núria Bonals Hidalgo
Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects producer Allen Maris, production visual effects supervisor John Dykstra; visual effects supervisors Ken McGaugh, Guillaume Rocheron and Darren Poe, previs supervisor Eric Carney and designer Christian Pearce about the monstrous task of bringing a Toho Studios icon back to the big screen….
“I received a call from Kim LoCascio, Legendary’s VFX Executive, saying they had a cool project that was starting to gear up and asked if I’d like to meet for it,” recalls VFX Producer Allen Maris (Prometheus) as to how he became involved with reviving a Toho Studios iconic diakaiju (giant monster) called Gojira which is better known outside of Japan as Godzilla. “I met with her and Ty Warren and then they set up a Skype interview with Gareth [Edwards]. I started the week after that.” A major conventional presentation served as a starting point. “Coming into this one, they »
- Trevor Hogg
What hath "Slumdog Millionaire" wrought? The Oscar-winning heartstring tugger was a glimpse into a brand-new world for many moviegoers and, of course, as it is wont to do, Hollywood followed up on that success with several more films focusing in some way or another on India. In particular, it seems, Tinseltown has gotten fond of the east-meets-west motif. There was Ang Lee's worldwide Oscar-winner "Life of Pi," based on the spiritual bestseller. John Madden's "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," in which a parade of fantastic older British actors (including Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith) played a group of pensioners who travelled to India for a stay at an luxury hotel that ended up being not quite what they expected. (A sequel could well be on its way.) And then there was "Million Dollar Arm," Disney's feel-gooder that brought India to the U.S. through the story »
- Jacob Combs
Exclusive: Organisers behind the two-day event set to run July 14-15 during the International Festival Of Business 2014 (Ifb 2014) in Liverpool have announced the line-up of guests.
The film event is set to take place at Liverpool’s Foundation For Art And Creative Technology (Fact, pictured), the arts and media centre located in the Ropewalks district that houses state-of-the-art screens, art galleries and a café and bar.
Day One is focused on creativity and comprises three on-stage conversations with directors that will see Get Carter director Mike Hodges in conversation with The Independent’s Barry Forshaw; Four Weddings and a Funeral and Donnie Brasco director Mike Newell in conversation with Ford; and the Liverpool-born director of The Awakening, Nick Murphy, talking to Sampson.
The first day will include a masterclass in pitching led by »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The London Indian Film Festival (Liff, July 10-17) and The Walt Disney Company are delighted to announce that Madhur Mittal, the star of Million Dollar Arm, will participate in an exclusive Q&A alongside producer Mark Ciardi at the film’s UK Premiere at Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenue on July 14. Million Dollar Arm, which also stars Jon Hamm, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton is the London Indian Film Festival’s Centrepiece Gala.
Now in its fifth year, the London Indian Film Festival is the largest South Asian film festival in Europe. The festival opens with Sold, »
- Stacey Yount
If you're interested in an anniversary conversation that really has some bearing on today's film industry, I highly recommend American Cinematographer's recent chat with "Collateral" Dp Dion Beebe. It's been nearly a decade (if you can believe it) since Beebe and Paul Cameron carved out a serious place for digital with that film, earning an American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) nomination in the process. It got me thinking about the history of the industry's acceptance of digital as reflected in the nominations handed out by both the Asc and Academy's cinematography branch over the last 10 years. Academy members were a bit slower on the uptake, as you might recall. Beebe and Cameron were snubbed by the branch despite the Asc nomination. Of course, that was still a dicey time for the technology. The first feature films shot digitally were Lars Von Trier's "The Idiots" and Thomas Vinterberg's "The Celebration, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Without a "Gravity" this year, the wow factor might not be as strong but certainly the Oscar race is now wide open. Yet in surveying the first half of 2014, only "Godzilla" looks like a potential nominee. But there are still plenty of bake-off contenders, with solid VFX work on display in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Maleficent," and "Edge of Tomorrow." For the first CG "Godzilla," director Gareth Edwards wanted a more believable and empathetic creature, so Moving Picture Company (Mpc) delivered a photo-realistic Kaiju (under the VFX supervision of "Life of Pi" Oscar-winner Guillaume Rocheron). From the underlying bones, fat, and muscle structure to the thickness and texture of his scales, Godzilla was given lots of detail. With respect for Toho's original "man in a suit" version, Godzilla was animated as a fluid living and breathing creature with the addition of humanistic. »
- Bill Desowitz
Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard accepted the Spirit of Independence Award Monday at the Los Angeles Film Festival and discussed their paths into the industry as well as the relevance of foreign films on younger audiences.
The recipients participated in a panel at L.A. Live to discuss one of the company’s biggest successes — the 2000 film “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.” At the time of its release, the film grossed more than $213.5 million worldwide.
Despite its huge box office success, being the most successful foreign film of all time and wining over 40 awards — including the foreign language film Oscar — “Crouching Tiger” never made it to the top spot.
Barker and Bernard, who have more than 20 years of experience »
- Jordyn Holman
A major Ray Donovan character is about to take the worst kind of dirt nap.
As teased in the first official trailer for the Showtime drama’s upcoming second season (see below), the individual in question heads to his/her final resting place while still alive.
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Other spoilery takeaways in 140-second clip: Ray and Abby start seeing a shrink, there’s a new girl in town (plated by Vinessa Shaw) making trouble for (and love to) Ray, and Abby takes a ride on the infidelity train with the last person you’d expect. »
Jim Gianopulos is riding a big wave of success.
The chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox — who oversees the motion picture divisions of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., which include Fox 2000, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Animation Studios, Blue Sky Studios and Fox Intl. Prods. — has presided over the release of such hits as “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (which recently opened as the top grossing film in the world), “Life of Pi,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “Taken” and its two sequels, “12 Years a Slave” and — of course — record-breakers “Titanic” and “Avatar.”
Gianopulos will receive the Taormina Film Festival’s Arte Award »
- Peter Caranicas
Raza Jaffrey — who played Karen’s boyfriend Dev on the NBC musical drama — will heavily recur on Season 4 of the Showtime series, per The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor will play Aasar Khan, a decorated lieutenant-colonel in the Pakistan intelligence service who butts heads with Carrie.
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* USA Network has picked up the comedy »
Get ready London film fans! The fabulous London Indian Film Festival, running July 10th – 17th, will bring you an eclectic and cool mix of films! Now Europe’s largest platform for Indian cinema, the London Indian Film Festival returns to the Capital, in association with Pure Heaven, the British Film Institute, and official Hotel Partner Grange Hotels, celebrating the exploding movement of Indian Independent cinema and bringing to UK audiences a rare selection of cutting-edge films from some of the Indian subcontinent’s hottest independent talents. Going way beyond Bollywood, the festival presents a kaleidoscope of new films that challenge, shock, generate debate and present a more realistic view of India and the subcontinent today, in all its diversity.
- Stacey Yount
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