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Now that he has his Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio can start making fun movies that are just excuses to hang out with his pals. Case in point, Variety is reporting that DiCaprio will soon be reuniting with his old friend Marty—a.k.a. acclaimed director Martin Scorsese—for an adaptation of true-crime thriller Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI. Of course, as hinted by the title, this doesn’t sound like a particularly fun movie, but at least Leo and Marty will be able to talk about how much they enjoyed making The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf Of Wall Street together.
The book is set in the 1920s, and it’s about a series of murders in Oklahoma targeting members of the Osage nation who recently discovered oil underneath their land. The mystery was one of the then-nascent FBI »
- Sam Barsanti
It was just a few days ago we learned that next month Martin Scorsese would begin directing Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, and the recently-added Ray Romano in his long-gestating crime epic The Irishman. With that Netflix production set to continue to the end of the year, it was reasonable to imagine much of 2018 would find Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker in the editing room. However, it looks like we may get another new Scorsese film sooner than expected.
Speaking to Variety, Scorsese’s long-time production designer Dante Ferretti says that the goal is to begin shooting their adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI this spring. Based on the book from David Grann, the author behind The Lost City of Z, Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Good Shepherd) has penned the script that follows »
- Jordan Raup
Her looks can be lethal for those unlucky enough to fall for them, and Scream Factory celebrates the alien hybrid from Species like never before with a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Roger Donaldson's 1995 sci-fi horror film. With the high-def release hitting shelves on July 11th, we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Species.
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- Derek Anderson
After making a profound impression in Zodiac, The Invitation, Shutter Island, and more, John Carroll Lynch has stepped behind the camera as a director for the first time with Lucky. Led by Harry Dean Stanton, it follows his character on a spiritual journey towards enlightenment as he meets a whole host of others along the way. Following a SXSW premiere and ahead of a release this fall, the first trailer has now landed.
As one can seen in the screencap above, Lucky also reteams Stanton with David Lynch, who pops up in a supporting role. Reviews for the film have been mighty strong since it premiered earlier this year and we look forward to seeking it out this September. Also starring Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt, and Beth Grant, check out the trailer below.
Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that »
- Jordan Raup
June ended up being a particularly busy month of releases, and here’s a look at three different indie films that I had the opportunity to check out over the last several weeks:
Camera Obscura: For his feature film directorial debut, co-writer/director Aaron B. Koontz concocts his own “weird episode of Goosebumps” (to borrow a phrase from the film) in Camera Obscura, which feels like a mash-up of Shutter (the original, not the remake) and Final Destination, with a bit of a slasher twist thrown in for good measure. Koontz deftly maneuvers through familiar genre tropes to create an unexpected horror treat, anchored by a strong performance from Christopher Denham (Shutter Island, The Bay).
In Camera Obscura, we meet photographer Jack Zeller (Denham), who has been struggling with Ptsd after returning from shooting photos in the Middle East. His supportive fiancée, Claire (Nadja Bobyleva), decides to pick him »
- Heather Wixson
A stellar cast leads the gripping edge-of-your seat thriller Security, available on DVD and Digital Download on July 3 from Arrow Films. Starring Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro, Once Upon A Time in Mexico, Shrek) as a down-on-his-luck security guard and Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3, Shutter Island) as the psychopathic criminal he’s up against, Security is a spectacular and explosive ride guaranteed to thrill action fans, and we have three copies of the film to give away on DVD.
An ex-special services veteran (Banderas), down on his luck and desperate for work, takes a job as a security guard at a run-down mall in a rough area of town. On his first night on the job he opens the doors up to a distraught and desperate young girl who has escaped and fled from a hijacking of the Police motorcade that was transporting her to testify as »
- Paul Heath
Starring Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro, Once Upon A Time in Mexico, Shrek) as a down-on-his-luck security guard and Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3, Shutter Island) as the psychopathic criminal he’s up against, Security is a spectacular and explosive ride guaranteed to thrill action fans.
An ex-special services veteran (Banderas), down on his luck and desperate for work, takes a job as a security guard at a run-down mall in a rough area of town. On his first night on the job he opens the doors up to a distraught and desperate young girl who has escaped and fled from a hijacking of the Police motorcade that was transporting her to testify as a trial witness in a big case. »
- Paul Heath
A good a fork in the tale is an art form. It’s that ah-ha moment in which those breadcrumbs finally form a concrete trail and the evidence makes sense. It’s a shock grounded in the realms of plausibility and it’s even better when you didn’t see it coming.
How can we forget the famous twists of cinema, like Kevin Spacey’s reveal in The Usual Suspects, or the moment we realize Teddy Andrews isn’t investigating a case of disappearance on Shutter Island, but is in fact embroiled in something much deeper? Or how about Agatha Christie’s classic plot twist in her famous novel, And Then There Were None? A good twist changes the prism through which the work is viewed and the good news is that video games have their own surprises in store for us.
- Edward Love
Her looks can be lethal for those unlucky enough to fall for them in Species, and Scream Factory will spotlight the alien hybrid like never before with a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Roger Donaldson's 1995 sci-fi horror film. In addition to a new 4K scan of the film's inter-positive, the Collector's Edition Blu-ray comes packed with plenty of special features that have just been revealed by Scream Factory.
Press Release: Beauty can be deceiving. Loyal fans of the popular sci-fi terror classicSPECIES know well that evil lurks beneath the beauty go unnoticed, especially in the form of a seductive alien-human hybrid. Directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, The Recruit) and produced by Frank Mancuso, Jr. (Stigmata, Friday the 13th Part II), Species stars Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island), Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight), Alfred Molina (Feud), Forest Whitaker (Arrival), Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and introducing Natasha Henstridge (The Whole Nine Yards »
- Derek Anderson
Usually I’m the one chasing down movies, but this time they were chasing me. I’d been through two tough films — well, they’re all tough, but these were marked by constant fighting with the producers and studio — and I was drained. I wasn’t playing hard to get; I just didn’t know if I could do it. But I liked the script by Bill Monahan, the cast was coming together; and maybe a gangster picture was just what I needed. I listened to the pitch by the young producer, Brad Grey, and agreed to direct “The Departed.”
Over the next month, red flags started to appear. The usual stuff — problems with scheduling, the budget, etc. — and I didn’t want to step into that maelstrom. I walked away. Then another meeting was set up. We went over the budget and schedule. It all seemed reasonable, and I »
- Martin Scorsese
Veteran executive lines up four initial projects at multi-platofrm content creator.
Brad Weston, who most recently served as president of production for New Regency, has launched global content creation company Makeready backed by eOne.
The venture will develop and produce original features and high-end television for premium cable, Ott and emerging platforms on a worldwide basis.
The plan is to release two features a year starting in 2018, with Universal handling worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution, while eOne will directly distribute in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
eOne will also handle international distribution on all television content. JPMorgan Chase will lead the production facility for the new enterprise, which is fully funded for the development and financing of premium content.
The first projects are television series Saigon from Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson’s Appian Way and writer David James Kelly; Black Lives Matter limited series They Can’t Kill Us All; a series based on the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The new venture plans to release two films annually, beginning next year through Universal, which is committed to handling worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution for the company’s feature films, with eOne handling theatrical distribution across Canada, the U.K., Australia/New Zealand, Benelux, and Spain.
EOne, the lead investor in Makeready, will also handle international distribution of all TV content. JPMorgan Chase will lead the production facility for the new enterprise.
Weston most recently served for five years as president and chief executive officer of New Regency, which he departed a year ago. He oversaw “The Revenant,” “Birdman,” “Gone Girl,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “The Big Short.” Prior to joining New Regency, Weston served as president of production for Paramount Pictures, overseeing “Star Trek,” “Cloverfield,” “The Fighter,” “Shutter Island, »
- Dave McNary
Unravel the truth when the suspenseful drama, based on the acclaimed novel, The Sense of an Ending, arrives on Digital HD May 23 and DVD and On Demand June 6 from Lionsgate.
Unravel the truth when the suspenseful drama, based on the acclaimed novel, The Sense of an Ending, arrives on Digital HD May 23 and DVD and On Demand June 6 from Lionsgate. Academy Award® winner Jim Broadbent (Best Supporting Actor, Iris, 2001) shines in “an outstanding performance” (Vanity Fair) as a man who becomes haunted by his past when given a mysterious legacy. The all-star cast also includes Academy Award® nominee Charlotte Rampling (Best Actress, 45 Years, 2015), Golden Globe® (Best Actress, Television – Drama, “Downton Abbey”, 2013) and Emmy® nominee Michelle Dockery, as well as Emily Mortimer and Harriet Walter. Adapted for the screen by the award-winning playwright, »
- Tom Stockman
Former Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey has died from cancer at age 59. Grey served as the head of Paramount for the past 12 years, stepping down just this past February. He died with his family by his side at his home in Holmby Hills, California.
Read More: Paramount First Looks: Garland’s ‘Annihilation,’ Payne’s ‘Downsizing,’ and Bay’s ‘Transformers’
Prior to joining Paramount, Grey co-founded management and production company Brillstein-Grey Entertainment with Bernie Brillstein. At Bge, he executive produced shows including “The Sopranos” and “The Larry Sanders Show.”
Grey also co-founded Plan B with Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston before the couple split and Pitt took control of the company, Deadline reported. Grey left Plan B for Paramount shortly before production began on Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed,” which won for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Plan B had a first look deal with Paramount for several years before »
- Graham Winfrey
Out Of Blue, based on Martin Amis’s neo-noir detective novel Night Train, will star Shutter Island star Patricia Clarkson in the lead role as homicide detective Mike Hoolihan, with Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio), Mamie Gummer (The End of the Tour) and Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq) also attached.
Further cast announcements are expected soon.
Developed with the support of the BFI, with National Lottery funding, and BBC Films, the film will be produced by Luc Roeg (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Cairo Cannon (Dreams Of A Life) and will be sold by Independent in Cannes.
In Out Of Blue, when Hoolihan is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, Jennifer Rockwell, she is affected »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
German composer Max Richter, whose ambient, post-minimalist style has made him popular with directors as from Michael Scorsese to Michael Bay, is the first artist to sign a long-term, global publishing deal with Universal Music’s newly launched Decca Publishing.
Richter has been the composer of record on HBO’s “The Leftovers,” now in season three, and excerpts from “On the Nature of Daylight,” from his 2004 album “The Blue Notebooks,” can be heard in Scorsese’s 2010 film” Shutter Island” and 2016’s “Arrival” (which its integral use to bookend the narrative resulted in Oscar disqualification for Jóhann Jóhannsson’s score).
Richter’s music was also a standout among Super Bowl 51 syncs, providing the evocative backing track to Paramount’s promo for this summer’s “Transformers: The Last Knight.” For all that, Richter is still a relative unknown in mainstream entertainment circles, something Universal and Decca plan to change.
“Max Richter »
- Paula Parisi
Screen legends Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio may be set to team with director Martin Scorsese on a new film. Both actors have worked with Scorsese multiple times in the past; De Niro on Mean Streets, Casino, Goodfellas and more and DiCaprio on Shutter Island, The Wolf Of Wall Street and The Aviator amongst many others, but they have never worked with each other on a Scorsese film, so reports Deadline.
Here’s the story from book’s synopsis:
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. »
- Paul Heath
Hollywood heavyweights Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio are possibly teaming up to make the highly-anticipated adaptation Killers Of the Flower Moon, based on the book by David Grann which will be published this week by Doubleday. The book was first picked up for a whopping $5 million by Imperative Entertainment last year, after a bidding war emerged, with Leonardo DiCaprio originally set to produce alongside J.J. Abrams, but it doesn't appear that Abrams is involved anymore. Our first report revealed that Paramount had the top bid at the time with $2 million, but they were eventually beat out by Imperative Entertainment's $5 million bid.
Deadline reports that no deals are in place with Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro or Martin Scorsese, but all three parties are "seriously considering" taking on the project. Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) wrote the screenplay adaptation based on David Grann's book, with Imperative Entertainment »
Tony Sokol Apr 24, 2017
David Grann's true-crime novel Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI may be adapted in a film that would bring together Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Variations on this teaming have, of course, brought us classic movies like Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Gangs Of New York, New York, New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Wolf Of Wall Street and the upcoming The Devil In The White City.
Imperative Entertainment bought the film rights to Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI for $5 million last year and want an A-list cast.
The story digs deep into a string of mysterious deaths that happened on »
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are obviously a little attached at the hip. They’ve made five movies together — “Gangs of New York,“ “The Aviator,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island” and “The Wolf Of Wall Street” and the short, “The Audition” — but it feels like any time a Scorsese project is announced, DiCaprio’s name is not far behind.
- Rodrigo Perez
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