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- The kids at Austin’s Film Critics Association did drink the Kool-Aid. The group has become the first and perhaps the only ones to nominate Nolan’s The Dark Knight as the best picture of 2008. Interesting category wins include Colin Watkinson’s cinematography work for The Fall, the Breakthrough Artist Award which went to Danny McBride for his work in Pineapple Express, The Foot Fist Way and Tropic Thunder…and finally best First Film went to Nacho Vigalondo for Timecrimes. See the complete list of winners below:… Top 10 Films:"The Dark Knight"Slumdog Millionaire""Milk""Synecdoche, New York""The Curious Case of Benjamin Button""The Wrestler""Wall*E""Frost/Nixon""Let the Right One In""Gran Torino" Picture:"The Dark Knight" Director:Christopher Nolan, "The Dark Knight" Actor:Sean Penn, "Milk" Actress:Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married Supporting Actor:Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight Supporting Actress:Taraji P. Henson, »
Steven Zaillian and Agnes Metre are producing the feature, a noirish thriller about a man who travels back in time half an hour to prevent a serious crime. UA picked up the remake rights back in January, when the original film -- for which Magnolia holds the U.S. distribution rights -- played the Sundance Film Festival.
Sexton, repped by Endeavor, scored the sought-after assignment on the strength of his work on the feature Children of Men, nominated for an Academy Award, and TV projects like HBO's Live From Baghdad. »
In what marks the first deal to be made since signing an interim agreement with the WGA, United Artists has picked up the remake rights for the Spanish film Los Cronocrimenes, which will be produced by Steve Zaillian.
Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, Cronocrimenes (Timecrimes) is a jigsaw-style thriller about a man who accidentally travels back in time one hour and finds himself facing multiple dangers, including his own doppelganger.
The Spanish movie, slated to play at Sundance, is being distributed in North America by Magnolia.
Sources said Zaillian wll likelyould not write the adaptation but could pen the outline and oversee the writing.
The deal put the new UA, which bills itself as filmmaker-friendly, in business with one of the most respected scribes in town. Oscar winner Zaillian's most recent credit is American Gangster. He is repped by Endeavor.
ICM, which reps Vigalondo, brokered the sale to UA for remake rights, along with Agnes Mentre, who will also be a producer on the English-language movie. »
3 items from 2008
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