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We told you at the end of April that Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp had signed on to play parts in Disney’s Into the Woods. Meryl Streep would be playing the witch made famous by Bernadette Peters in the Broadway production and at the time of our post, Johnny Depp’s part had yet to be named.
I was really hoping that he would take the part of the wolf and according to THR my prayers have been answered! If you haven’t seen the stage production, rest assured that this role is Perfect for him. That same article also names the two lads eying the roles of prince brothers.
Apparently Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code) have already sung for director Rob Marshall. I really hope they can sing, because they would be amazing as the competitive brothers.
We’ll keep you posted »
- Jess Orso
"I would love to make Dead Space, I'll tell you that right now," said John Carpenter last week, adding the celebrated director, expert moustache cultivator and avid gamer to the the swelling ranks of reputable film-makers (ie those whose names aren't spelled "Paul Ws Anderson" or "Uwe Boll") who recognise games as another viable well of narrative inspiration – equal in richness, if not yet in popular reputation, to any other artform.
And it's difficult to envisage a director better suited or more qualified to interpret the dank corridors and squelchy, shambling horrors of the Usg Ishimura. The Thing, The Fog and Halloween clearly influenced Visceral's icky franchise, and Carpenter's ideas feeding back into a mythology they helped create gives a pleasing sense of symmetry. His skill with suspense and »
- Luke Holland
Director David Jacobson's crime thriller Tomorrow You're Gone is set to arrive on DVD here in the UK this coming Monday, May 20th, and to celebrate the release we have two copies of the film to give away to our readers courtesy of Koch Media.
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Fresh out of prison, Charlie Rankin (Stephen Dorff - Blade, Immortals) sets out to exact revenge on two people who wronged him in the past. However, when things don't go as planned, Charlie seeks refuge with a porn actress named Florence Jane (Michelle Monaghan - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Source Code), all the while struggling to contain the violent urges inside of him. Also starring Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, The English Patient).
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- Flickering Myth
Though he’s known for films like The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Hard Candy, director David Slade has been spending his time in the world of television lately. He directed the pilot for Awake, he’s helmed three episodes of the Mads Mikkelsen starring Hannibal and has also taken a stab at an episode of Breaking Bad. Now, the director is returning to the big screen as THR reports that he’s on board to step behind the camera for The Widow, a psychological thriller from Vendom Pictures, who produced and financed Source Code.
Penned by Ray Wright (The Crazies, Case 39), the film follows “a young woman who befriends a lonely widow only to discover that their encounter was not a coincidence.” No casting has been announced just yet but the search for a lead actress is underway and Slade is hoping to start shooting later this year.
- Matt Joseph
Sneak Peek cinematic trailers supporting the game "World Of Warcraft", that filmmaker Duncan Jones, director of "Moon" and "Source Code" continues developing as a big screen adaptation for Legendary Pictures ("Man Of Steel").
Set in the game worlds of continents 'Azeroth', 'Kalimdor', 'Northrend' and 'Pandaria', "World of Warcraft" is Blizzard's massively multi-player online role-playing game (Mmorpg) involving the completion of quests, with rewards for the player after a combination of points, items and in-game money.
Quests also allow characters to gain access to new skills and abilities, usually by killing a number of creatures, gathering a certain number of resources, visiting specific locations and interacting with objects in the world.
Game elements include fantasy, steampunk and science fiction, with gryphons, dragons, elves, steam-powered automata, zombies, werewolves, time travel, spaceships and alien worlds.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "World Of Warcraft"...
- Michael Stevens
NBC’s Silence of the Lambs prequel series Hannibal has been holding on to pretty strong ratings since the show premiered last month, but the show hasn’t yet been given the official green light for a second season. In the meantime, executive producer David Slade – who also directed three of the episodes that have been aired so far – is keeping his schedule busy by returning to feature-film directing.
Slade has reportedly been brought on to direct The Widow, a new thriller for Vendome Pictures, the production company behind the 2011 sci-fi film, Source Code. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind studio Anonymous Content are also onboard to co-produce.
According to the synopsis, The Widow is about a young woman who befriends a lonely old widow, but then begins to suspect that their first encounter ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
After directing The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (arguably the best film in the franchise, which isn't saying much), 30 Days of Night and Hard Candy director David Slade stepped back into more comfortable territory on TV by directing the pilot for "Awake," three episodes of "Hannibal" with Mads Mikkelsen (worth checking out) and an episode of "Breaking Bad." Now the director is coming to big screen thriller territory as THR reports Slade is on board to direct a psychological thriller called The Widow for a company called Vendome Pictures, which financed and produced the Duncan Jones' film Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal. Ray Wright, who scripted The Crazies and Case 39, is behind the script which follows a young woman who befriends a lonely widow only to discover that their encounter was not a coincidence. And that's all the information we have. There's likely some sort of darker, twisted element to »
- Ethan Anderton
Photo credit: Erica FarjoHe walked from the now-abandoned Daredevil reboot a year or so ago, but the news that David Slade's next project will involve a Widow shouldn't get Marvel fans a-flutter that he's instead prepping a solo outing for Natasha Romanoff. Nope, The Widow in this case is a stand-alone psychological thriller, being set up at Vendome Pictures (Source Code), which Slade has just signed up to direct.Ray Wright (who penned the remake of The Crazies) has written the screenplay, which involves a young woman who befriends a lonely widow, but discovers that their initial encounter was not a chance occurance. She's been manipulated into befriending a widow? Why? By whom? Who is The Widow? These are questions that will only be answered in the fullness of time."We are thrilled to be working on this piece with David," says Vendome's Philippe Rousselet. "He is such a dynamic filmmaker, »
Lightning Entertainment, the Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company, has acquired international rights to the hit South by Southwest Film Festival comedy, Gus, starring Michelle Monaghan (Source Code, Gone Baby Gone) Radha Mitchell (Olympus Has Fallen, Silent Hill) and Michael Weston (Fox’s “House,” HBO’s “Six Feet Under”), it was announced today by Robert Beaumont, President of Lightning.
The film, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival to rave reviews in March, marks the feature film debut of Jessie McCormack, who directed from her own script.
McCormack is also a producer alongside Kathryn Himoff, Kevin Fitzmaurice Comer and Erik Van Wyck. The film is executive produced by Richard N. Gladstein (Finding Neverland, The Cider House Rules, The Bourne Identity). The deal was negotiated by Lightning Entertainment’s Joseph Dickstein and ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers. ICM Partners represents Monaghan and Mitchell and is also »
- Michelle McCue
Lightning Entertainment, the Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company, has acquired international rights to the hit South by Southwest Film Festival comedy, Gus, starring Michelle Monaghan (Source Code, Gone Baby Gone), Radha Mitchell (Olympus Has Fallen, Silent Hill) and Michael Weston (House, Six Feet Under), it was announced today by Robert Beaumont, President of Lightning.
Gus tells the story of Lizzie (Mitchell), who longs to start a family with her husband Peter, but is unable to conceive. Her best friend Andie (Monaghan), single and adrift, gets pregnant from a one-night stand and offers to give Lizzie the baby. Reluctantly, Peter agrees to be the child's father, and before he knows it Andie has moved into the guest room for the duration of her pregnancy. When Peter also invites his ne'er-do-well recovering-addict brother (Weston) to the house, hilarious chaos ensues, testing the limits of friendship, family and a marriage.
The film, »
Lightning Entertainment, the Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company, has acquired international rights to the hit South by Southwest Film Festival comedy, Gus , starring Michelle Monaghan ( Source Code , Gone Baby Gone ), Radha Mitchell ( Olympus Has Fallen , Silent Hill ) and Michael Weston (.House,. .Six Feet Under.), it was announced today by Robert Beaumont, President of Lightning. Gus tells the story of Lizzie (Mitchell), who longs to start a family with her husband Peter, but is unable to conceive. Her best friend Andie (Monaghan), single and adrift, gets pregnant from a one-night stand and offers to give Lizzie the baby. Reluctantly, Peter agrees to be the child's father, and before he knows it Andie has moved into the guest room for the duration »
• French director Luc Besson, who introduced the world to Natalie Portman in The Professional, has cast Scarlett Johansson as his lead in his newest film, Lucy. In the film, Lucy is forced to be a drug mule. But, when the drug gets into her system, she turns into a super-being with telekinesis abilities, martial arts skills, and the helpful bonus of being immune to pain. Johansson is certainly finding a new life as an action star ever since she took on the role of Natasha Romanoff for the Marvel universe. She also stars in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut (and festival favorite) Don Jon, »
- Lindsey Bahr
In celebration of dragon slaying, British patron saint, and all around great guy, Saint George, we figured that the best way to mark the occasion of his death than by celebrating immortality through film and listing not 2, not 6 but 50 of the greatest British directors who ever lived. For extra punch, the day is also known as Shakespeare Day, marking the date that the world lost the Bard’s artistic genius, and there’s a certain pride you can’t blame the Brits for when it comes to this day.
So what better way to mark the occasion than to herald those British film-makers who have made a difference to cinema’s history, past or present? This year will mark the second British Film Registry poll, which will ask film fans and critics to vote for the British films and talents who deserve to be preserved in the Bfr vault, and »
- Nikola Grozdanovic
they're not the stars but they steal the show. Chosen by the Guide's film writers, the prizes for the 23 best supporting actors of 2013 go to …
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There are times you feel as if Swinton has made it her mission to eradicate all traces of natural provenance. She's achieved an almost clone-like physical presence: an ageless, androgynous, translucent-skinned human blank, ready to be moulded into whatever role she's assigned. And boy does she get through them. She's been everything from a distressed housewife to the Angel Gabriel; corporate lawyer to Narnian ice queen. But in personality terms, she's the complete opposite of a blank. Malleable though she may be, Swinton has ironically become her own trademark. »
- Francesca Babb, Alex Godfrey, Andrea Hubert, Charlie Lyne, Phelim O'Neill, John Patterson, Steve Rose
Patricia Arquette has reason to raise a (contraband) glass: She’s nabbed a major recurring role in Boardwalk Empire‘s upcoming Season 4.
The Medium star will play Sally Wheet, the tough owner of a Tampa speakeasy who’s connected to local gangsters. Arquette’s role is a meaty one opposite series star Steve Buscemi, according to our sister site Deadline, which first reported the story.
- Kimberly Roots
Feature James Clayton 12 Apr 2013 - 06:17
Sci-fi thriller Oblivion has arrived in cinemas, and that means that audiences have a fresh sci-fi blockbuster to enjoy. Sometimes snubbed, misunderstood and casually dismissed to sulk in its own tech-interfaced ghetto, the genre has got a bit of a (micro)chip on its shoulder. It's therefore always nice to see original science fiction stories making waves on the movie scene and reaching wider cinema audiences.
Of course, the crucial draw of Oblivion for many isn't its vision of a future Earth ravaged by alien warfare, overseen by survivors who inhabit floating towns and »
News Glen Chapman 11 Apr 2013 - 06:58
The long in gestation World Of Warcraft movie, which was originally being developed by Sam Raimi, landed in the hands of Duncan Jones earlier this year, as things suddenly looked like they were moving forward. It'll be Jones' third feature, following the terrific duo of Source Code and particularly Moon, and he seems an excellent fit for the material.
In a recent interview the CEO of Legendary Pictures, Thomas Tull, has recently been chatting about the adaptation and here's what he had to say to Collider. “I think first of all is to lose the fact that it’s a video game movie and just concentrate on do you have a story that’s worth telling? Because if you look back to the 80s, comic book »
His last film mixed social commentary with fantasy but can Elysium, director Blomkamp's new sci-fi epic, retain the grit?
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It is never easy to impart complex social messages via all-action fantasy or science-fiction movies. Andrew Niccol has had a crack several times, most recently with the underrated In Time, and Christopher Nolan made a decent fist of seeding last year's The Dark Knight Rises with a hint of Occupy-style anarchy. Neill Blomkamp, who yesterday debuted the first trailer for his highly-anticipated new sci-fi flick Elysium, is at least willing to admit the limitations of his chosen oeuvre. "Basically, I think that in the realm of commercial popcorn cinema the amount of message or ideas you can get in there is quite limited," he said at a screening of footage for fans and bloggers in La earlier this week. "Like if you think you're »
- Ben Child
With a hugely successful premiere and continuing support and praise it was only a matter of time before AandE would greenlight a second season for the Carlton Cuse ('Lost') produced 'Psycho' prequel series 'Bates Motel'. AandE Network head Bob DeBitetto announced the renewal adding 'With superb writing and exceptional acting, led by the critically acclaimed performances of Vera Farmiga ('Source Code', 'Orphan') and Freddie Highmore ('Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'), we're incredibly excited to see where Carlton and Kerry take Norma and Norman Bates next.' The new season will begin pre-production later on in the year with another order of 10 episodes. The current premiere season, which is only 4 episodes in, continues to grip audiences so check it out if you can. Max Thieriot ('House at the End of the Street'), Nestor Carbonell ('Lost'), Mike Vogel, »
Does a trademark deal which would have headed off a conflict between the publisher and media conglomerate Fox mean there's more "Killer Instinct" in our future?
The Trademark Coexistence Agreement, spotted by NeoGAF user Rösti allows both Microsoft and Fox to use the "Killer Instinct" name should, you know, one of the companies has something they want to do with it. Fox ran a short-lived series back in 2005 called "Killer Instinct" which led to some branding conflict between the two companies when Ms set out to renew the trademark on the Rare-developed fighting game series last year.
It seems unlikely that Microsoft has been sitting on a new "Killer Instinct" announcement all this time, unable to release details because of a trademark conflict--i could imagine a situation where if Redmond wanted to make and release a new "Killer Instinct" and didn't have the name, they'd find some way to link it as a spiritual successor. »
- Charles Webb
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