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‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ from Ang Lee Is a Game Changer

26 August 2016 6:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For director Ang Lee, “Life of Pi” was only the beginning in pushing cinematic boundaries.

The three-time Oscar winner (“Life of Pi,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) is back four years later with the harrowing drama about war and remembrance: “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” which assaults the viewer with immersive, hyper-real battle footage unlike anything ever depicted on screen, shot by Oscar winner John Toll (“Braveheart”) for the first time at 4K 3D 120 fps.

Billy Lynn’s” will debut October 14th at the New York Film Festival in all its visual glory at the AMC Lincoln Square. They will have to convert a screen in order to show it at 120 in 3D. Christie provided a full sneak peek at Nab with its dual projector laser system, but it’s unconfirmed if they will perform the same upgrade for New York.

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45 Movies To Look Forward To Before The End Of 2016

23 August 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

45 Movies To Look Forward To Before The End Of 2016 1 of 45   

Click to skip The Light Between Oceans - Sept 2nd

Why You Should See It: Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are currently two of Hollywood's most in demand talents and seeing them lighting up the screen together, in a Derek Cianfrance film no less, should be a treat.

Morgan - Sept 2nd

Why You Should See It: Kate Mara heads to space again with a Scott. This time, however, it's Luke, Ridley's son, in what promises to be a thrilling sci-fi debut (in the vein of Ex Machina) for the filmmaker.

Yoga Hosers - Sept 2nd

Why You Should See It: Kevin Smith's name should be enough to get you into theatres for Yoga Hosers. But if it's not, you can also look forward to Mr. Johnny Depp reprising his role of Guy Lapointe.

Sully - Sept 9th

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- Mark Cassidy

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Ang Lee's 'Billy Lynn' to Launch at Nyff

22 August 2016 4:03 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

By Chris Feil

Though New York Film Festival has already announced its splashiest titles for opening (Ava DuVernay's documentary The 13th), centerpiece (Mike Mills's 20th Century Women), and closing (James Gray's The Lost City of Z) galas, they still have another big world premiere up their sleeves. The fest has announced they will also host the first premiere of Ang Lee's high-tech satire Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

Nyff was a successful launching pad to Lee's Life of Pi a few years back, so the hope for repeated success is evident. Curiously, the film is premiering outside of the fest's three big slots but this could be a last minute addition. The initial whispers were that the film wouldn't be ready to play the festivals at all thanks to the post-production constraints of Lee's 120-frames-per-second lensing.

The premiere will also be the launching pad for the high frame rate speed, »

- Chris Feil

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Ang Lee's latest to première at New York Film Festival by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2016-08-22 21:50:38

22 August 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Ang Lee with Life Of Pi producer Elizabeth Gabler, star Suraj Sharma and novelist Yann Martel Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Ang Lee's Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli, based on Ben Fountain’s novel, starring Joe Alwyn with Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin, will have a Special World Première Presentation at the 54th New York Film Festival. In 2012, Ang Lee presented the World Première of Life Of Pi in 3D on the opening night of the 50th New York Film Festival.

Ang Lee's Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones: "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk astonished me, and it moved me deeply—in the grandest way, as a story of America in the years after the invasion of Iraq, and on the most intimate person-to-person wavelength. Ang Lee has »

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'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk' to premiere at Nyff

22 August 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ang Lee’s drama will receive its world premiere as a special presentation on October 14 in what will be the first public screening of a narrative film shot in 4K, native 3D and 120 frames per second.

TriStar Pictures and Studio 8 film produced Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in association with LStar Capital, Film4, Bona Film Group and Fosun Media. TriStar will release the film in a range of 2D and 3D formats in North America on November 11.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk astonished me, and it moved me deeply – in the grandest way, as a story of America in the years after the invasion of Iraq, and on the most intimate person-to-person wavelength,” said New York Film Festival director and selection committee chair Kent Jones.

“Ang Lee has always gone deep into the nuances of the emotions between his characters, and that’s exactly what drove him to push cinema technology to new levels. It’s all »

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Nyff 2016 Adds Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,’ His Ambitious 4K Fast Frame Narrative Feature

22 August 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has added, as expected, Ang Lee’s latest technological advance, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”  The special world premiere presentation of the film will screen on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square. The Nyff presents the first public screening of a full-length narrative film shot in 4K, native 3D at the ultra high rate of 120 frames-per-second.

At CinemaCon, Sony studio chairman Tom Rothman, much as he did when he introduced Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” — in his old guise at Fox — in 2012 as a potential Oscar contender and game-changer, launched the Sony show with Lee’s follow-up, a true-life drama about an Iraq War vet who is turned into a hero. Kristen Stewart co-stars as his sister. Nyff opener “Life of Pi” went on to win Lee the Best Director Oscar; Sony will push for Lee’s new film as an Oscar contender. »

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Nyff 2016 Adds Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,’ His Ambitious 4K Fast Frame Narrative Feature

22 August 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has added, as expected, Ang Lee’s latest technological advance, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”  The special world premiere presentation of the film will screen on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square. The Nyff presents the first public screening of a full-length narrative film shot in 4K, native 3D at the ultra high rate of 120 frames-per-second.

At CinemaCon, Sony studio chairman Tom Rothman, much as he did when he introduced Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” — in his old guise at Fox — in 2012 as a potential Oscar contender and game-changer, launched the Sony show with Lee’s follow-up, a true-life drama about an Iraq War vet who is turned into a hero. Kristen Stewart co-stars as his sister. Nyff opener “Life of Pi” went on to win Lee the Best Director Oscar; Sony will push for Lee’s new film as an Oscar contender. »

- Anne Thompson

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New York Film Festival 2016 Announces The World Premiere Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Directed by Ang Lee

22 August 2016 9:43 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Ang Lee’s newest film will premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival. The new movie was the first to be shot natively in 4K digital HD and 3D at 120 frames-per-second. This is Ang Lee’s first film since he won an Academy Award for Best Director for “Life of Pi.” Lee’s stunning adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel is the story of an Iraq war hero who comes home with his fellow members of Bravo Company for a victory tour. This culminates in a halftime show at a Thanksgiving Day football game—a high-intensity media extravaganza summoning memories of the trauma of losing his beloved sergeant in a firefight. Lee’s brave,  [ Read More ]

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Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Premiering at New York Film Festival

22 August 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” will debut at this year’s New York Film Festival.

The film is expected to be a major Oscar contender given that Lee has scored two previous Academy Awards for “Brokeback Mountain” and “Life of Pi,” and the film grapples with such weighty topics as war and the home front. But it’s also drawing attention because of its technological innovations. “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” is the first full-length narrative film shot in 4K and native 3D at an accelerated rate of 120 frames-per-second. The idea is that the image will be crisper and more life-like. In an interview with Variety last April, Lee said he was eager to push the limits of cinema.

“Our head is still in the film world,” he said. “Not to put down film in the past, because it’s brilliant, I love it. But if we do digital, »

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‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Restoration Comes To Blu-Ray: See Ang Lee Discuss His Classic Martial Arts Film

22 August 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ang Lee’s martial arts film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” was a critical and commercial success upon release in 2000, garnering numerous awards and grossing over $200 million. It is now considered a modern classic and led to a boost in popularity of Chinese wuxia films. Now, an all-new 4K restoration of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” will soon debut on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD. Watch an exclusive clip of Ang Lee discussing his film and how martial arts movies owe a debt to musicals.

Read More: Watch: The Battle Begins In New Trailer For Netflix’s ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny’

The new release will be loaded with all-new bonus content in both releases. The Blu-ray release will include six never-before-seen deleted scenes, all-new retrospective interviews with director Ang Lee, producer James Schamus and editor Tim Squyres, an archival making-of featurette and the “A Love Before Time” music video. »

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Newswire: Allegations emerge that Sausage Party was more like a sausage sweatshop

15 August 2016 1:49 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Reports of conflict between the producers of CGI-heavy films and the VFX artists who bring those effects to life bubble up every few years. Recently, effects artists protested the 85th Annual Academy Awards, where Ang Lee failed to mention effects house Rhythm & Hues—which had filed for bankruptcy days before—in his acceptance speech for Best Director for Life Of Pi. Now a new, and more difficult to verify, controversy has arisen around the making of the R-rated “adult animation” comedy Sausage Party.

The trouble started with an interview with directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan on Cartoon Brew, in which Tiernan, a former Dreamworks director, discussed the challenges of making an animated feature on a relatively dirt-cheap $20 million budget:

[W]hen Conrad pitched the movie to us, and we made our pact and vow to Conrad, and to Seth and Evan, and eventually to Megan Ellison at ...

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One actor has got to return to ‘Narnia’ for the ‘Silver Chair’ reboot

10 August 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A fourth cinematic journey to Narnia is a go. The Silver Chair will be the next Chronicles of Narnia book adapted for the big screen. With 2010’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the magic, awe, and wonder captured in the previous two films was sucked out of the franchise. So I hope the new team on Silver Chair fixes that. Silver Chair is a darker book, though, and there’s an insidiousness to the Queen of the Underland that arguably surpasses that of the White Witch. The bulk of Silver Chair takes place in underground tunnels, so an adaptation of this one may not have the same striking grandeur of the snow-capped Wood of Wardrobe and the great battles of Prince Caspian. In the wonderfully wonky timeline of Narnia, Silver Chair is set several decades after The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Narnia, where Caspian is now king and an old man, »

- Emily Rome

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Movie News: 'Rogue One' Planet, Pilot Details Revealed; Watch 'Arrival' Teaser, First 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' Trailer

10 August 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: In advance of a new trailer dropping tomorrow, more details about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have been revealed. Director Gareth Edwards says that a new planet called Jedha speaks "to the themes of losing your faith and the choice between letting the Empire win, or evil win, and good prevailing." Jedha is also the home of new character Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed, above), a cargo pilot working for the Empire whose loyalties are tested. [EW.com]   The Silver Chair: The fourth installment in The Chronices of Narnia series, The Silver Chair, is finally on its way, six years after the previous episode (above) opened in theaters. David Magee (Life of Pi) is writing the screenplay, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis, which revolves around two...

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TriStar picks up The Chronicles of Narnia franchise reboot The Silver Chair

10 August 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Way back in 2013 it was reported that The Mark Gordon Company and The C.S. Lewis Company were developing a reboot of The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, bringing in Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee to pen an adaptation of The Silver Chair, and now Deadline is reporting that Sony-based TriStar Pictures has come on board to finance alongside Entertainment One.

“Developing this project with The C.S. Lewis Company has been immensely exciting and a real joy,” states Gordon. “We are so pleased to team up with our good friends at TriStar and our partners at eOne to introduce this new, magical chapter of the Narnia franchise to fans around the world, both old and new.”

“Reading The Chronicles of Narnia was one of the formative experiences of my childhood, just as it has been for children around the world for generations,” adds TriStar’s Hannah Minghella. “To have the opportunity »

- Gary Collinson

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'The Chronicles of Narnia' will finally have a fourth installment

10 August 2016 6:47 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Six years after the last installment of Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the franchise is finally being revived with an adaptation of the fourth book. According to Entertainment Weekly, TriStar Pictures announced that The Silver Chair will be adapted into a feature film.  David Magee (Life of Pi) will write the screenplay. A director has yet to be announced and it's also unknown if the original cast — which includes Will Poulter and Liam Neeson — will return, though TriStar says the aim is to generate a "fresh approach" to the popular series.  »

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Narnia to get a reboot; The Silver Chair going ahead at Sony and eOne

9 August 2016 11:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sony’s Tristar Pictures and Entertainment One are rebooting The Chronicles Of Narnia series with The Silver Chair, the fourth book in the series. The Mark Gordon Company will also board the project to co-finance with the film set to be a new, fresh approach with a new creative team behind it.

The Mark Gordon Company and The C.S. Lewis Company are developing and producing the film version of the novel, which will be adapted by David Magee, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Life of Pi and Finding Neverland.

Here’s the story (from the source material).

Narnia…where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans, where a prince is put under an evil spell…and where the adventure begins.

Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor… »

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The Chronicles Of Narnia Revival Finds A Home At TriStar

9 August 2016 3:11 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It is going on six years since Voyage of the Dawn Treader limped miserably into theaters, when underwhelming reviews and lowly box office returns effectively doused any chance that another iteration of C.S. Lewis’ beloved fantasy series – The Silver Chair, specifically – would light up the big screen anytime soon.

If you’re one of the few clinging onto hope that The Chronicles Of Narnia would get the overhaul treatment, you’re in luck; Deadline is reporting today that TriStar Pictures and The Mark Gordon Company are officially joining forces to finally bring that Silver Chair movie to life.

Considered a soft reboot behind the scenes – following Disney’s spin on The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and 2008’s Prince Caspian, followed by Fox taking the reins on Voyage of the Dawn Treader – TriStar is now the third major studio to have a crack at The Chronicles of Narnia series, »

- Michael Briers

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Silver Chair Movie Will Reboot Chronicles of Narnia Franchise

9 August 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Chronicles of Narnia will receive new life on screen as TriStar Pictures, the literary-focused label, has teamed with The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One (eOne) to continue the Narnia story in theaters with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair. The picture will be financed by TriStar, eOne and The Mark Gordon Company with Sony and eOne distributing the picture. No release date has been given at this time.

The Mark Gordon Company and The C.S. Lewis Company are jointly developing and producing the film, adapted by David Magee, the two-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Life of Pi and Finding Neverland. Mark Gordon, C.S. Lewis' stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams serve as producers. With the move, the franchise, which has taken in nearly $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office, receives a new creative team that will tackle the continuing story with »

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We're going back to Narnia for The Silver Chair

9 August 2016 2:21 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Looks like someone is taking another crack at bringing us back to Narnia.  Sony's TriStar Pictures, is teaming up with The Mark Gordon Company, eOne and The C.S. Lewis Company to resuscitate The Chronicles Of Narnia series, picking the story back up with The Silver Chair. David Magee, who penned the screenplays for The Life Of Pi and Finding Neverland, is writing the script.... Read More »

- Billy Donnelly

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The Chronicles Of Narnia Gets A New Life With Screen Adaptation Of The Silver Chair

9 August 2016 12:28 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Chronicles Of Narnia will receive new life on screen as TriStar Pictures, the literary-focused label, has teamed with The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One (eOne) to continue the Narnia story in theaters with The Silver Chair. The picture will be financed by TriStar, eOne and The Mark Gordon Company with Sony and eOne distributing the picture.

The Mark Gordon Company and The C.S. Lewis Company are jointly developing and producing the film, adapted by David Magee, the two-time Oscar®-nominated screenwriter of Life Of Pi and Finding NeverlandMark GordonC.S. Lewis' stepson Douglas GreshamVincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams serve as producers.

With the move, the franchise, which has taken in nearly $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office, receives a new creative team that will tackle the continuing story with a fresh approach to capture a broad global audience.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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