5 items from 2016
Last year, I reported on a planned relaunch of Alien Nation. The topical sci-fi flick from the 80s gave way to a TV show, and it's premise continues to be as timely today as it was then. When I reported on it back in March of 2015, I shared with you the idea that Fox wanted to reboot the film and expand the story into a Planet Of The Apes style franchise. Back then, it was Art Marcum and Matt Holloway who had been hired to bring this vision to life. Now it looks like Fox has made a creative shakeup, and it's a very intriguing one.
Deadline is reporting that Jeff Nichols has been tapped to write and direct Alien Nation. What makes that so intriguing? The fact that Nichols is a fairly serious filmmaker, and his films- up to this point- have been smaller, more thoughtful affairs. That's not »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
After directing a reboot (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), a remake (The Gambler), and the pilot for another remake (The Exoricist), director Rupert Wyatt is now developing an original project. After The Gambler, Wyatt wanted to start directing his own material again, as he did with his feature debut, The Escapist (co-written by Daniel Hardy). The filmmaker is sticking […]
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- Jack Giroux
Director Rupert Wyatt seems to be decidedly picky in terms of projects. After directing “The Escapist,” 20th Century Fox gave him the keys to “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes,” which he helmed to major, franchise starting success. He could have directed the sequel “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes,” but he turned down […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
Ryan Lambie Aug 25, 2016
There are a couple of exciting, original sci-fi movies on the horizon, with Denis Villeneuve's Arrival (based on the Ted Chiang short story Story Of Your Life) and Passengers (from Headhunters director Morten Tyldum) currently top of our must-watch list. Now, Rupert Wyatt - director of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and Mark Wahlberg drama The Gambler - has added another one: something called Captive State.
Precious little is known about the project other than that intriguing title, but Variety reports that Wyatt co-wrote the screenplay with his wife, Erica Beeney, and that studios are currently bidding to get their hands on it.
Wyatt's track record suggests that Captive State's well worth our attention; his debut, 2008's The Escapist, was a tense and economical »
Wes Anderson’s underrated 2004 film “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” follows Steve Zissou (Bill Murray), an eccentric oceanographer, and his large crew on a revenge mission to kill a rare “jaguar shark” that murdered his partner. In the film, Brazilian singer Seu Jorge plays Pelé dos Santos, a member of Zissou’s crew, who memorably sings Portuguese acoustic covers of David Bowie songs. Jorge later released a collection of these covers on an album entitled “The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions Featuring Seu Jorge.” Bowie himself remarked about Jorge’s covers, “Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.”
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Now, Jorge has announced a tour where he will play these Bowie covers live. According to Pitchfork, images from “The Life Aquatic” will play on screens shaped like boat sails. »
- Vikram Murthi
5 items from 2016
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