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For a while, Lady Gaga was one of the most fascinating music stars that had come in a while, primarily because of her unapologetic bombast. Too often, though, she may have been written off as “weird”, from her odd fashion decisions, her performance art appearances on TV, and, of course, her music videos. Gaga, née Stefani Germanotta, through her strange videos presents a vision, often of powerful women and the subversion of fame, through each of her music videos. Sometimes straddling the line between film and music video, Lady Gaga, though not always the director of these videos, is always the auteur behind them.
Lady Gaga’s early music videos are nothing if not promotional material, with “LoveGame” and “Poker Face” being, for the most part, entirely generic within the context of her career. It was not perhaps until she employed the use of music video director Jonas Åkerlund that »
- Kyle Turner
Warner Bros. has been trying to develop the classic 1980s video game Space Invaders as a feature film for years. The project is once again being pushed forward, this time with producers Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, and Tory Tunnell.
Goldsman is the Academy Award winning writer of A Beautiful Mind, and has also worked on films such as I Am Legend, I Robot, The Da Vinci Code, and most recently Winter's Tale. He's a solid producer, and I think the film is in good hands.
There's no information on what story they will tell, but they could basically make it anything they want. There's no real mythology behind the 1978 game, it just featured several rows of aliens firing lasers at earth, and one ship toggling back and fourth shooting them back trying to stop them.
Source: The Wrap »
- Joey Paur
Cross another item off the list of “things I am marginally aware of that have yet to be made into a movie.” Space Invaders, the classic arcade game you’ve probably picked up at some point in your life, is getting the filmic treatment from Warner Bros. The Wrap reports Akiva Goldsman, of Fringe, I Am Legend and, most recently, A Winter’s Tale, is producing the great pixelated epic, along with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell. This isn’t the first time Warners has tried to get a Space Invaders movie off the ground. In 2010, the studio sent another band of producers to Taito, the Japanese company behind the game, to bend a knee and beg for the rights. It didn’t work out. This time, though, all the parties are aligned. Now, you may be saying to yourself, “What? No. Space Invaders has almost nothing of substance that could translate into a movie. It »
- Adam Bellotto
Unfortunately, this will cost more than a couple of quarters to see. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy classic arcade game Space Invaders as much as the next person, but it seems as if Hollywood is running out of ideas. Read on below to see who's signed on to produce the upcoming film project, as well as some other films they've produced! According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. Pictures has gotten a hold of film rights to the classic 1980s arcade game "Space Invaders," which has recruited some risky producers, for what will be a risky movie. Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend, Winter's Tale), Joby Harold (Awake), as well as Tory Tunnell (Holy Rollers) have all signed on as producers of the film. What are your thoughts of the project? Do you have hope for the film? Whatever your answers are, leave them in the comments below, and to check out the original article, »
Warner Bros. has acquired the long-gestating video game adaptation Space Invaders, and are ready to bring this 80s arcade classic to the big screen with I Am Legend writer and producer Akiva Goldsman.
Akiva Goldsman will co-produce alongside Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell for Weed Road and Safehouse Pictures. Weed Road/Safe House VP Matt Schwartz helped track down and secure the rights, with Warner Bros. executive Jesse Ehrman overseeing the project.
No screenwriter is in place at this time, and its unclear if Akiva Goldsman will take on those duties. He recently moved into the director's hot seat with Winter's Tale, which pulled wildly varying opinions from a full spectrum of movie critics. Let's just say audiences did not flock to theaters in droves.
The video game Space Invaders does not have a narrative other than the player is one lone gunman staving off an impending extraterrestrial invasion. There »
Akiva Goldsman has signed on to develop and produce a Space Invaders movie based on the classic Taito video game. Goldsman, who is known for I Am Legend and Hancock, and who just directed Winter’s Tale, will produce with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell. More details on the Space Invaders movie after the jump. Warners bought Midway […]
The post Akiva Goldsman Producing ‘Space Invaders’ Movie appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
While they're nothing new, the post-apocalyptic subgenre of films has grown an incredible amount, including zombie movies, young adult adaptations, and more. There are tons of movies out there painting a grim look at our future, and a new book from Schiffer Publishing is here to help movie lovers navigate the world of post-apocalyptic stories on the big screen.
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies by david j. moore with a foreword by Vern. Here are more details about this new title:
World Gone Wild: A Survivor's Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies
World Gone Wild: A Survivor's Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies - A loving ode to a universal genre of film. An entire subculture of end-of-the-world themes was spawned from films like The Road Warrior, Escape From New York, and The Terminator. While those »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Last weekend, Cargill and I did something we had never done before. (Watch good movies?) Quiet You! The good folks at Minneapolis’ CONvergence foolishly agreed to host the first ever live broadcast of Junkfood Cinema! Despite the ‘cast falling on July 4th, we sashayed around expectation and opted not to discuss Independence Day. Instead, we devoted our main topic to the late, great Richard Matheson. We chat about our favorite films based on his works as well as break down all three filmic versions of I Am Legend. We finish things off with a few questions from the audience, (people actually showed up, crazy right?), which leads to a nearly orgasmic conversation about the Thai actioner Born To Fight. Seriously, that film makes Gymkata look like…Gym…nada. Burn. If you weren’t able to listen live, please enjoy this cached audio of Junkfood Cinema Live! You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the show (@Junkfoodcinema »
- Brian Salisbury
Vampire. Envision the creature. Do you picture the classic cloaked version? Or the frilly shirt-wearing kind? Or the feral? Or god forbid the sparkly ones? Vampires come in all shapes and sizes, and with Rigor Mortis coming to Blu-ray and DVD on July 8th, we decided to take a look at some of our favorites.
Ever since Bram Stoker brought us Dracula, filmmakers and storytellers have been modifying vamps and making them into all sorts of unique beasties. Some are pretty and some are really, really ugly… but they all drink blood and use humans like we use cattle.
Rigor Mortis features a very unique type of vampire, and it's always fun to see a creature that expands the legend.
So let's take a look at some of the coolest types of vampires that have come into our lives.
For starters, we'll begin with the classic vampire. And what do we mean by "classic" vampire? »
- Scott Hallam
In 1999, Barry Sonnenfeld's Wild Wild West hit theaters. It had the twelfth largest opening that year and was banking on the rising star that was Will Smith after he made Bad Boys, Independence Day and Men in Black. The film was, in fact, the movie Smith made after turning down The Matrix... perhaps it was the $170 million budget versus the $63 million the Wachowskis were playing with, but whatever it was, it seemed Wild Wild West was discussed just as much as The Matrix fifteen years ago, though for entirely different reasons. With that $170 million, Wild Wild West went on to gross only $222 million worldwide, split almost evenly between domestic and foreign markets. Reviews were dreadful and all I can remember was that title song blasting on the radio every five minutes and I never ended up seeing the movie, which ended up becoming the 17th highest grossing movie of »
- Brad Brevet
Back in 2002 Akiva Goldsman (Batman Forever, I Am Legend) won an Academy Award for penning A Beautiful Mind, and he's gone on to executive produce the first three Paranormal Activity sequels. Next up, he plops down in the director's chair for a horror flick called Stephanie.
Per Deadline, Goldsman has been tapped to direct the Blumhouse-produced tale of supernatural thrills and chills, a story about a little girl with unworldly abilities who was abandoned before a man and woman show up claiming to be her parents, thereby interrupting her mysterious world.
The story was written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, whose script for this film a couple of years ago was noted as one of the best in The Blood List, »
- John Squires
Blumhouse Productions has lined up another film for its horror pipeline: Stephanie. Deadline says it will be a directing vehicle for Akiva Goldsman, writer of I Am Legend and director of this year's Winter's Tale (among the many other things he has done). Stephanie was a "Blood List" selection in 2012 (meaning it earned some kudos from industry insiders as a solid read). Written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, it was described as Paperhouse meets Carrie.
The post Blumhouse to Produce Akiva Goldsman-Directed Horror Film appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Though his feature directorial debut, Winter’s Tale, was an unqualified disaster on absolutely every level, Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman (for his script for A Beautiful Mind, which also won Best Picture) isn’t giving up the director’s chair just yet. This week, he signed on to helm a horror flick called Stephanie, for Blumhouse, Unbroken and The Gotham Group.
The film will tell the story of a “little girl with unworldly abilities who was abandoned before a man and a woman show up claiming to be her parents, thereby interrupting her mysterious world.”
Though that description doesn’t really give much insight into what Stephanie is actually about, we have reason to be hopeful. Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski’s script was noted as one of the best in The Blood List (like the Black List of most liked but un-produced screenplays, only for horror) a few years back. »
- Isaac Feldberg
It's hard to think of a producer more successful right now than David Heyman. Before anyone had even heard of them, he picked up the rights to the "Harry Potter" books from J.K. Rowling, and turned them into the biggest franchise in history. Beyond that, he's also been behind megahits "I Am Legend" and "Gravity," the latter of which brought critical acclaim as well as commercial success. And for his next trick, he's planning on introducing the world to a bear, in the shape of "Paddington," a new film version of Michael Bond's long-popular creation, who came from deepest darkest Peru, left at the London station that gives him his name, and adopted by the Brown family. The new film, directed by "The Mighty Boosh" helmer Paul King, is a live-action CGI mix starring Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington, and with Nicole Kidman as the villain, Hugh Bonneville »
- Oliver Lyttelton
After the curious case of Edge Of Tomorrow’s surprise critical popularity, Rob investigates a strange Hollywood happening…
The release of Edge Of Tomorrow - which opened in the Us this past weekend, following its bow in the UK a week earlier - has brought, not for the first time, a strange Hollywood trend to light. And it's this: do we trust big stars to make decent movies anymore?
Many people, this writer included, took a lot of convincing to venture out and see Tom Cruise in a hugely expensive sci-fi spectacular (notwithstanding the fact that Cruise has fine form in science fiction). The film in question, Edge Of Tomorrow, is directed by Doug Liman of The Bourne Identity, and based on a graphic novel with a cool title. So surely this should have been a movie which audiences were enthusiastically anticipating? Yet It didn’t seem that way, »
After debuting at the Cannes Film Festival last month, the delayed, once-hopeful awards contender Grace of Monaco will likely hit theaters sometime later this year. But if the reviews out of France are true, it likely won't be in the Oscar race. The film was once slated for a March release before being held for Cannes, and now we get a better look at the film starring Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth by way of a nearly 10-minute featurette that comes from Cannes. Kidman and Roth discuss the story and the real-life characters of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III, and we see plenty of footage from the film as well. Watch! Here's the featurette for Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco from Film 4: Olivier Dahan (La Vie en Rose) directs Grace of Monaco from a script by Arash Amel (who's writing the I Am Legend sequel). Nicole Kidman »
- Ethan Anderton
Madrid — Los Bragas, run by actress-producer-turned-director Alice Braga (“Elysium,” “I Am Legend,” “City of God”) and writer-director Felipe Braga (“Trash,” “Latitudes”), is seeking international broadcast TV outlets for “A Vida Fora dos Campos,” an intimate web/TV portrait of Brazilian soccer player Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. which marks Alice Braga’s directorial debut.
As the world girds up for June’s FIFA World Cup soccer tourney, “A Vida” (literally “Off-Field Life”) digital build takes soccer coverage to new levels.
Packing two seasons of six five-to-six minute episodes, first seen as web-segs, “A Vida” is produced by Njr, Neymar Jr.’s own label, and Los Bragas, marking Neymar Jr.’s entry into production. In April, using the content, the partners launched a Neymar Jr. YouTube channel, the first with original content co-produced by a soccer player himself, said Felipe Braga.
On June 11, the eve of the World Cup’s opening »
- John Hopewell
If news of the trilogy reboot of Stargate wasn't enough 90s nostalgia for you, how about a remake of Sylvester Stallone's 1993 mountain climbing thriller Cliffhanger? Because Deadline reports producer Neal Moritz (I Am Legend, Fast & Furious 6, 21 Jump Street) and Studio Canal are developing the project with fresh-faced writer Joe Gazzam hired to write the screenplay after his pitch stood out amongst a pack of various writers vying for the job. Gazzam has been working on his spec script Shadow Run which Original Film was developing after Sony Pictures bought the script a few months ago, and now he's here. Read on! The film doesn't have have a studio home, but Original Film is stationed in Sony Pictures, so they'll probably get the first chance to pick it up. Funnily enough, TriStar, the banner that was just revived by former Fox head Tom Rothman, distributed the film back in the 90s, »
- Ethan Anderton
StudioCanal and producer Neal Moritz (I Am Legend, Fast Five, 21 Jump Street) have teamed to remake Sylvester Stalone's 1993 "Cliffhanger" thriller, which revolved around a traumatized mountain climber forced back into an expedition after a plane crash leaves a lot of stolen cash and bad guys on the Rocky Mountains. Many writers pitched ideas for the remake, but in the end, Joe Gazzam's version was the one that Moritz liked. As a result, Gazzam is now working on the script. A director has yet to be hired. "Cliffhanger" cost $70 million to make and grossed $255 million worldwide. It was the film that resurrected Stallone's career after several box office bombs and a bad reputation for being difficult on set. In fact, the actor begged director Renny Harlin for the job. Harlin eventually gave it to him, but only after Stallone agreed to listen to him all the time and get him coffee when he wants it. »
Not even Neil Patrick Harris's comically camp performance (or his pooing twice inside a hat) could salvage the film, which was summed up by Digital Spy as "a giant tumbleweed of a comedy drifting aimlessly through a laugh-free desert".
1. Jonah Hex (2010)
This fantasy Western blockbuster derived from a DC Comics character fell flat on its (criminally disfigured) face upon its release, making a measly $10 million at the box office before sinking without trace. Despite Josh Brolin's best efforts as the lead and Michael Fassbender's brilliantly terrifying bowler-hat-wearing brute Burke, the movie was criticised for being edited within an inch of its short life, so »
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