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The article originally appeared on EW.com.Adele began her six-night run at New York's famed Madison Square Garden on Monday, which the British star suggested the crowd treat as a Friday instead. She certainly did, as she ran through a wide-ranging set list that featured recent hits like "Hello" and "When We Were Young" and old favorites like "Someone Like You," "Set Fire to the Rain," and the thrilling closer, "Rolling in the Deep." But these days, Adele fans don't go to Adele concerts just to hear that gorgeous voice. They're hopeful for a hilarious ad-libbed moment, a potential engagement, »
- Jessica Goodman, @JessGood
Director Antoine Fuqua was provided with a surprising gift when he began making his contemporary remake of “The Magnificent Seven”: Seven themes composed by the late Oscar-winning composer James Horner (“Titanic”), who died last year in a plane crash. Horner didn’t live long enough to screen any footage, but he read the script and provided the backbone of the score for Fuqua. Indeed, after collaborating on “Southpaw” together, Horner convinced the director to make “The Magnificent Seven” when he was ambivalent about the project and worried about financing.
Horner, in fact, was on such a steady ascent before his fatal crash (including Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” and “The Great Wall”), that he discussed greater collaboration with producer-composer-arranger Simon Franglen (the Grammy-winning “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic”). They also worked together on the gritty, electronic-tinged “Southpaw,” and Franglen later arranged “Skyfall” and “Spectre” for composer Thomas Newman. »
- Bill Desowitz
For those that missed the final onscreen adventures of John Logan's literary characters or want to experience their trials and triumphs again, Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment, and Paramount Home Media Distribution will release Penny Dreadful: The Final Season on Blu-ray and DVD on October 4th with several special features:
Press Release:hollywood, Calif. (September 12, 2016) – Experience the thrilling conclusion to the Showtime® original series when Penny Dreadful – The Final Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 4 from Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The final episodes of the psychological thriller from three-time Academy Award® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator)1 will also arrive with a collection of bonus material that dive into the making of the historical fantasy drama, including three special features only available on Penny Dreadful – The Final Season Blu-ray and DVD collections.
Penny Dreadful, a co-production with Showtime® and Sky, features »
- Derek Anderson
A decade ago, “Kidulthood” — a tough, multiracial British teen drama, written by and starring eventual BAFTA winner Noel Clarke — was justly praised for its vibrant energy; two years later, follow-up “Adulthood” saw the actor-scribe step up to add directing duties to the mix. Opening with a montage sketching the salient events of the story so far, third installment “Brotherhood” sees the return of West Londoners Sam Peel (Clarke), nemesis Uncle Curtis (Cornell John) and other familiar faces from the first two films. In this par-for-the-course conclusion to Clarke’s “‘Hood” saga, the key transition is the evolution of the main character’s philosophy: From a trenchant warning not to mess with a boy that has nothing to lose, to the realization that perhaps “the only person more dangerous than someone with nothing to lose is someone who stands to lose everything.”
Having served his time for killing a boy with »
- Catherine Bray
After a week and a half of Mediterranean sun, fun and countless Aperol Spritzs, the Venice Film Festival came to a close this evening, with the annual awards ceremony ahead of closing film “The Magnificent Seven.” And as usual, the jury (headed this year by “Skyfall” and “American Beauty” director Sam Mendes) delivered some surprises. […]
- Oliver Lyttelton
Amid reports of ridiculous contract negotiations – contract negotiations that seemingly resulted in Daniel Craig being offered an eye-watering $150 million to reprise the role of 007 for a further two movies – and talk of Sam Mendes vacating the director’s chair, Bond 25 is, at least for the time being, very much up in the air.
Sony and MGM are clearly keen to set the wheels in motion, but there are still some creative hurdles to overcome, meaning that James Bond isn’t likely to strut onto your local cinema screen – be that Craig’s Bond or some new actor entirely – for some time yet.
That’s something that Spectre star Christoph Waltz touched upon while chatting with German magazine Zeit-Magazin Mann (via CommanderBond), stating, “right now, nobody even knows which studio will produce the next and if Daniel will return. All of that is filed under ‘carry on’.” As we mentioned before, »
- Michael Briers
Daniel Craig’s Bond movies have been hit and miss, to put it lightly: Casino Royale is a stunning action flick, worthy of being placed in the character’s top five outings; Quantum Of Solace...has some cool action scenes; Skyfall is—not simply by the standards of the action genre—a tremendous movie; and Spectre...has some cool action scenes. So, if we’re... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
It’s the ‘will he, won’t he?’ debate that refuses to relent. Daniel Craig, having donned the famous tuxedo and license to kill four consecutive times, looked set for the exit door after reportedly turning down $99 million to reprise the role of James Bond.
But Craig’s hesitance has only fuelled Sony’s desire to suss out a contract, it seems, with celebrity news website Radar reporting that the studio has now tabled a $150 million offer, which would seemingly secure Craig to the title role for a further two movies extending his tenure as 007 to six installments.
It’s hardly surprising that Sony is eager to put pen to paper – between them, Skyfall and Spectre pulled in close to $2 billion worldwide – but as Radar notes, getting Daniel Craig back on board for the immediate future would afford the studio ample time to zero in on a long-term replacement, thereby »
- Michael Briers
Daniel Craig seems to be my kinda dude.
He signed on to the James Bond franchise around a decade ago, and while he's definitely served his time fairly well, it's no secret that he's been emotionally checked out of the character since Skyfall.
During the promotional circuit for the latest Bond film, Spectre, the British actor was famously quoted the Red Bulletin that viewers could learn nothing from Bond, and went on to call him a mysoginist. Prior to that, Time Out also quoted him, saying he would rather "break this glass and slash my wrists" than do another James Bond film. He clarified to state that that was how he felt in that burnt-out moment, but either way, it was very clear that another 007 film wasn't too high on his priority list.
Craig then took it one step further and said, “if I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money. »
- Joseph Medina
Back in May, Sony Pictures reportedly offered Daniel Craig a whopping 68 million pounds, or close to $100 million, to return as the title character in James Bond 25. Today we have word that the studio is "desperate" to keep the actor on board for two more movies, while they continue their search for a younger, "long-term replacement." This new report claims that the studio has offered Daniel Craig a whopping $150 million to come back for two more 007 movies.
Radar Online has this latest news, but it isn't clear if Daniel Craig plans on accepting this offer to return as 007. Back in May, it was rumored that the actor was "undecided" about returning as Bond, and we haven't heard anything official about whether or not Daniel Craig has made up his mind yet. Here's what an unidentified source had to say about the studio's huge offer.
"The studio is desperate to secure »
I’m not quite how much to believe this, but various sources are reporting that Daniel Craig has been offered an extortionate amount of money to return to the role of James Bond. The deal, which is for a reported $150 million, is for two more Bond movies, which, according to my estimates, is one more that he is actually contracted for.
The next Bond movie, which we’re expecting in 2018, is actually the 25th in the series – quite a significant milestone in the series – and would be Craig’s fifth, following Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and last year’s Spectre. Those four movies are the highest grossing in Bond’s history (accumulating to a huge $3 billion in worldwide box-office).
RadarOnline is reporting the new Bond rumour with a source telling the outlet, “The studio is desperate to secure the actor’s services while they phase in a younger long-term successor. »
- Paul Heath
If Daniel Craig has been playing hard to get, his strategy may be paying off. In the latest tremor in the question of Who Will Be James Bond, Radar reports that Sony is ready to offer Craig $150 million to keep going with the franchise for two more films.
Read More: Why Daniel Craig Will Return as James Bond
“The studio is desperate to secure the actor’s services while they phase in a younger long-term successor,” says Radar‘s source.
Craig’s casting was initially met with resistance by fans, owed largely to the fact that the actor sports lighter hair than his predecessors, but his take on the enduring character has become one of the most acclaimed during his four-film tenure.
“Daniel’s the key for a seamless, safe transition as far as Sony and Bond bosses are concerned, and they’re prepared to pay a king’s ransom to make it happen, »
- Michael Nordine
It has been nearly a year since Spectre hit theaters and though it didn't quite live up to the lofty expectations placed on it by Skyfall, fans still want to see Daniel Craig return as James Bond. The problem is, we still don't know if that is going to happen, so the studio is reportedly looking for his replacement, should Craig pass on the opportunity to continue on as 007. Now, a shortlist has emerged, and it is a very mixed bag of potential candidates to take on the role of James Bond.
UK Celebrity gossip site The Sun is reporting that Sony and MGM have narrowed their search to six potential names for the next James Bond movie, which will be the landmark 25th installment of the franchise. The list includes long rumored names like Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hiddleston. The rumored list also includes a couple of less talked about, »
More on the Moulin Rouge musical news below.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moulin Rouge – the stage musical – is being developed by Global Creatures and Alex Timbers (Oh, Hello; Peter and the Starcatcher; Rocky) is set to direct. John Logan (Red, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers – but also Skyfall, Spectre and the upcoming Alien: Covenant) is writing the book.
“I first encountered Alex Timbers through the remarkable and inventive production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and the brilliance of Here Lies Love. I immediately recognized the young director’s creative »
- Paul Heath
Global Creatures, the outfit behind Walking With Dinosaurs — The Arena Spectacular, announced this morning that it’s signed up a top-rank duo of director Alex Timbers (Rocky – The Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher, Here Lies Love) and writer John Logan (Spectre, Skyfall, Red) to develop Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 pop fantasia Moulin Rouge! into a stage musical. Timbers most recently made news when Disney dropped him as director of its forthcoming Broadway adaptation of the… »
According to Deadline Skyfall and Spectre helmer Sam Mendes is in early talks to direct a live-action adaptation of Disney’s James and the Giant Peach. But wait a minute, wasn’t James and the Giant Peach already partially live-action? Why yes it was, you are completely right. Then again, Disney made a live-action The Jungle Book in […]
James and the Giant Peach: Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Spectre) is in early talks to develop and then direct a live-action version of James and the Giant Peach, based on a book by Roald Dahl. First published in 1961, the book follows a young orphan boy and his adventures inside a gigantic peach. Henry Selick directed a stop-motion animated version in 1996 (above). Nick Hornby (Wild; Brooklyn) has been tapped to write a new script for Disney. [Deadline] Inner City: Denzel Washington (The Magnificent Seven, above) is considering a starring role in legal drama Inner City. Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) wrote the original screenplay and is attached to direct. If things work out, Washington will portray a lawyer dealing with a major change at his company. The movie is said to be...
- Peter Martin
One of my favorite movies growing up was 1996's James and the Giant Peach, an adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic tale. It told the story of an orphan who lives with his two mean aunts, because his parents died from a wild Rhino. James befriends human-like bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they journey to New York City.
The delightful tale may be making a comeback as James Bond director Sam Mendes is in early talks with Disney to develop and direct a live-action James and the Giant Peach, according to a report by Deadline. The screenplay is being written by "Brooklyn" screenwriter, Nick Hornby.
Since it's in such an early stage, there aren't many details to uncover. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
Director Sam Mendes may be done with James Bond, but now he’s in early talks to take on another familiar James from the pages of literature. The Skyfall and Spectre director is currently negotiating with Disney to develop and direct a new live-action take on James and the Giant Peach[/link], based on the book of […]
- Ethan Anderton
Director Sam Mendes in early conversations to come aboard a live action version of “James and the Giant Peach[/link]” for Disney, Deadline reports. Nick Hornby is writing the screenplay for the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1961 children’s novel.
Henry Selick previously directed the 1996 animated feature “James and the Giant Peach” for Walt Disney Animation. The film grossed $28.9 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo. Dahl’s story follows an orphan living with his two cruel aunts when he meets and befriends a group human-like bugs living inside a giant peach. Together, they embark on a trip to New York City.
Mendes’ latest feature directing job was last year’s James Bond film “Spectre,” his second of the franchise after 2012’s “Skyfall.” He has stated publicly that he’s done with the Bond franchise, however. Other projects listed as “in development” on IMDb Pro for Mendes include the drama-thriller “The »
- Graham Winfrey
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