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Holt McCallany would like to tell a story about Ed Kemper. The cops that the friendly-seeming homicidal maniac talked shop with at his local watering hole usually called him "Big Ed"; after he was convicted of murdering six young women in Santa Cruz, California, he earned the name "The Co-ed Killer." This particular Kemper tale has the bulky, 6-foot-1 actor up on his feet, moving around the room in the most animated way imaginable; Jonathan Groff, his acting partner-in-crime – and cohort in based-on-a-true-story TV-show criminal profiling – watches quietly, his eyes »
Liam Hoofe takes a look at potential actors for the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid movie…
Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of Kong: Skull Island, confirmed this month that he is committed to making the “truest, most balls to the wall, Metal Gear version” of Metal Gear Solid, the popular game franchise which looks finally set to get a big movie adaptation.
An adaptation of the successful video game series has been on Hollywood’s to-do list for years, and it makes a lot of sense. The game is one of the most cinematic of all time, with a complex narrative spanning decades and strong, detailed characters that really jump off the screen.
One thing that is essential to making the movie work, as with most video game adaptations, is making sure the main character is cast correctly. Solid Snake is one of the most iconic video game heroes of all time, »
- Liam Hoofe
Netflix's 1922 is an adaptation of Stephen King's short novella of the same name from the Full Dark, No Stars collection and the legendary author is claiming that the rough cut that he saw of the movie is "super creepy" and that it "won't leave his mind." Netflix quietly announced that the adaptation of 1922 was underway in November of last year and that the project would be helmed by Zak Hilditch (These Final Hours) and star Thomas Jane (The Punisher, The Mist) and Molly Parker (The Road) with Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian D'Arcy James, and Neal McDonough. The project is apparently near completion and even in the rough-cut stage, it has Stephen King's seal of approval.
Not much has been reported about Netflix's 1922, but King seemed pretty excited to bring it up during a recent interview. King spoke to Yahoo Movies about 1922 as well as the many other »
A look at 5 movies that you might not have known were written by famous authors. Sometimes they worked out, sometimes they did not.
Writing a movie can be a lot different from writing a book. Unlike a movie script, a novel is freeform. The author can take any style or format they would like to convey their ideas. A script, on the other hand, has to be able to be interpreted by the actors, filmmakers, and the audience. Therefore, it is typically structured in a certain way to help people working on the movie do their job and people watching the movie comprehend what is happening. Furthermore, a major difference between writing novels and movies is that movies are (mostly) restricted to the visual realm. It’s not easy to show audiences what characters are thinking, which severely limits plot and character development techniques. Overall, there are unique challenges to »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
‘Black Mirror‘ is a show that I absolutely love. In what is the closest thing to a modern day ‘Twilight Zone‘, creator/show runner Charlie Booker‘s hypnotic series has managed to captivate audiences in it’s first three seasons. The show – which was originally aired on BBC – was expanded to a six episode format after Netflix picked up the show for it’s third, and now fourth season, and is highly anticipated to say the least.
Season 3 was backed by some incredible talent, and based on the trailer for season 4, this trend seems to be continuing. In particular, this upcoming season provides a hefty dose of talent in the director’s chair that includes: Jodie Foster, John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless), David Slade (Hannibal), Colm McCarthy(Peaky Blinders) and Toby Haynes (Dr Who), Tim Van Patten(The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire).
Here’s the full trailer for »
- Taylor Salan
Netflix revealed new details about the fourth season of its tech-horror anthology Black Mirror in a brief preview. The six stories – all penned by series creator Charlie Brooker – are called "Crocodile," "Arcangel," "USS Callister," "Metalhead," "Black Museum" and "Hang the DJ," which is likely a reference to the Smiths' hit "Panic."
Jodie Foster directed the "Arcangel" episode. The Road and Lawless director John Hillcoat helmed "Crocodile." Game of Thrones and Sopranos vet Tim Van Patten directed "Hang the DJ." Season Four cast members include Jesse Plemons, Christin Milotti and Jimmi Simpson »
Netflix has just announced an October 20, 2017, release for 1922, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novella that follows the events after a man kills his wife. Thomas Jane (The Punisher, The Mist) and Molly Parker (The 9th Life of Louis Drax, The Road) stars in the adaptation with Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian D’Arcy […] »
- Brad Miska
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis have been in the composing game for quite some time now, making their mark in the very specific kind of sub-genre Wind River sits within; the American thriller, be it traditional Western such as The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, the neo-Western such as last year’s Hell or High Water, or the post-apocalyptic drama such as The Road. In each of these films they’ve brought the same underplayed, haunting sensibility, and that’s precisely what they deliver for Wind River. Having not seen the movie yet (it’s out in the UK in September), whether it works in tandem with the film is in question, but given it works as a listening experience separately is a damn good sign it will.
Cave & Ellis balance undulating electronics with a sense »
- Tony Black
Netflix has released a new trailer for its upcoming series “Mindhunter,” which is created by Joe Penhall (“The Road”) and stars Jonathan Groff. It’s certainly a change of pace for the actor following his stints in “Glee” and “Looking” and a Tony nominated role in “Hamilton.” Far from the realms of musicals and comedies, the […] »
- Daniel Montgomery
31 July 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The acclaimed survival videogame The Long Dark is ready to jump to the big screen.
The game has already sold 1.3 million copies ahead of its official Playstation 4 release Tuesday, and has been building buzz for several years after an alpha version was released to ravenous fans.
"My goal with Hinterland — starting with The Long Dark — has always been to create original entertainment properties that could »
- Aaron Couch
Much is being written that Nick Cave's current tour of Skeleton Tree may be his best yet. Seeing Mr. Cave and The Bad Seeds' performance last night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, I would agree. Playing every song from that album except "Rings of Saturn" plus another eleven classic songs (set list here) from his catalog, it was a show that will be difficult to rival by any touring act this year or quite possibly until Mr. Cave decides to tour again. Quite remarkable given that he's a few months shy of his 60th year on Earth.
Channeling both rage and ragged beauty, he is singer of staggering charisma. Plunging himself into the open arms of adoring fans almost from the start, his rich, booming baritone never missed a note in any of songs, even those »
- Dusty Wright
The story is set in 1962 and follows Tony Lip, one of the best bouncers in New York City who is in need of work after his nightclub, the Copacabana, shuts down. He takes a gig chauffeuring a highly educated piano-playing prodigy who wants Lips to go on tour with him in the Deep South. While the two clash at first, a bond eventually grows as they travel deeper into the racially charged region.
While a deal has not yet closed, the filmmakers hope to begin production sometime this fall. »
- Justin Kroll
Clay McLeod Chapman doesn't just write horror, he performs it in The Pumpkin Pie Show, an immersive storytelling experience that recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing Chapman perform (which our own Daily Dead Editor-in-Chief Jonathan James experienced at The Overlook Film Festival), you can certainly read his work anytime in a number of books, including his new short story collection, Nothing Untoward: Stories from The Pumpkin Pie Show. To celebrate the release of his new collection, we caught up with Chapman for our latest Q&A feature to discuss his literary influences, twenty years of The Pumpkin Pie Show, writing The Tribe trilogy for Disney press, and his upcoming Marvel project that he describes as "a love story between Deadpool and Venom."
What authors and storytellers were you drawn to in your formative years that influenced your own writing and performing?
Clay McLeod Chapman: First off… »
- Derek Anderson
The Overlook Film Festival closed with the surprise world premiere of “It Comes at Night” last night, and early reactions to Trey Edward Shults’ “Krisha” follow-up are highly positive. IndieWire’s Eric Kohn gives the film an A- and writes that “there are many movies about horror in the woods, but ‘It Comes at Night’ stretches that trope into a paranoid headtrip.” He’s hardly alone in his praise.
Time Out New York’s Joshua Rothkopf gives it a rare five stars:
“A major statement on the subject of civilization in freefall, writer-director Trey Edward Shults’s nerve-shredding domestic thriller joins the rarified company of Cormac McCarthy’s 2006 novel ‘The Road’ and the small handful of intimate post-apocalyptic scenarios that puncture through to our deepest fears.”
Keith Phipps of Uproxx »
- Michael Nordine
According to Pitchfork, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, members of the Bad Seeds and composers behind the music of films like Hell Or High Water and The Road, have already written their next score. The duo’s music will appear in War Machine, Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Michael Hasting’s book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War. Directed and written by Animal Kingdom’s David Michôd, the film stars Brad Pitt as a thinly fictionalized version of former General Stanley McChrystal, the controversial commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan who was ousted after Hasting’s reporting revealed the friction between his camp and that of then-president Barack Obama. War Machine’s Netflix premiere is set for May 26, and the film also stars Ben Kingsley, Tilda Swinton, Topher Grace, and Anthony Michael Hall, among others.
- Matt Gerardi
While Marvel Studios and Warners/Dceu were busy fighting over which of their superhero battle movies was better, the comic book movie that really had the biggest impact of 2016 was probably 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, which went from an R-rated action-comedy that no one wanted to make to the global smash of a movie that grossed nearly $800 million worldwide.
A lot of that had to do with Ryan Reynolds' dedication to the character and his screenwriting collaborators Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland), who continued to grind away at writing the best script possible for Marvel’s snarkiest superhero.
After Deadpool became such a hugely popular hit, putting Reynolds back in the spandex was a given, and in the past few months, we’ve started to hear what is planned for Deadpool 2 with John Wick’s David Leitch directing, Drew Goddard (The Martian) helping »
- Edward Douglas
The way to a sci-fi’s heart is through its stomach.
At the beginning of Mad Max: Fury Road, Max Rockatansky crushes a double-headed gecko beneath his heel, wipes it off his boot, and eats it. It is a perfect moment — the panicked scuttling of the gecko over the sand as it fatally scurries towards Max’s foot; the crunches; the way the squirming lizard dangles helplessly from Max’s mouth as he turns to the camera. It’s a brief lull before we’re whisked away into 120 minutes of high-octane car theatrics — and it tells us everything we need to know about Max, ever the opportunist, and his hostile, crusty world. As NPR’s Jason Sheehan notes, a similar scene takes place in Road Warrior, in which Max chows down on some dog food; “a history of lack and desperation completely told with nothing more than a hungry stare, a »
- Meg Shields
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- Indiewire Staff
We are exactly one month away from the season 3 premiere of “Better Call Saul.” In preparation for the beloved series’ return, AMC has released a new teaser trailer via Entertainment Weekly, which gives viewers a sneak peek of what’s to come, including the long-hinted-at return of Gustavo “Gus” Fring (Giancarlo Esposito).
Read More: ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Trailers Tease New Drama and the Return of Gus Fring
The 30-second spot teases some more misadventures for Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), including a stay in jail. It also shows Mike (Jonathan Banks) enlisting Jimmy’s help in some kind of criminal operation. And, at the very end, Fring makes an appearance. Dressed in a crisp yellow shirt and black tie, the owner of the chicken joint/drug front Los Pollos Hermanos asks, “Is there anything else I can do for you?,” undoubtedly leaving viewers wanting more.
Read More: ‘Fargo’ Season 3 Trailer: »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Some brand new images from Black Mirror's fourth season have been released. Have a look...
Black Mirror will be heading back to Netflix very soon for its fourth season, and ahead of the show's no doubt grim-but-triumphant return, we've got some first look pics for you to have a squint at.
Here's the first, from the episode 'USS Callister', starring Fargo's Jesse Plemons and Jimmi Simpson, from It's Always Sunny and Westworld. The idea of two of them together on screen is just irresistible; we can't wait for this one.
It seems that when creator Charlie Brooker hinted that we may be heading to space in season 4, he wasn't just whistling dixie...
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