10 items from 2016
With his new true story adaptation Sully currently playing in theaters, Tom Hanks is lining up his next project, entitled Greyhound. The actor has written the script for Greyhound, and is eyeing the starring role, with Get Low director Aaron Schneider coming aboard to take the helm. Nothing is set in stone at this time, but Tom Hanks' Playtone Pictures is reportedly in talks with FilmNation to provided financing for this drama.
Deadline first reported on this project, which will center on a longtime Naval officer who finally gets to command his own Navy destroyer in World War II. He must fight off his own demons and self-doubts to prove to himself that he belongs in command, while an enemy commander is going through a similar experience. The title of the movie is taken from the name of the ship itself.
Cementing his role as America’s puttering, typewriter-tinkering dad, Tom Hanks has announced yet another project combining his love of piloting big vehicles and expressing the stoic heroism of the second World War. Deadline is reporting that Hanks has written a script for Greyhound, a nautical drama about an untested U.S. Navy officer given command of a destroyer in Word War II.
In the interest of maintaining a healthy level of skepticism, we should probably note that the last time Hanks wrote his own script, he ended up making the utterly forgettable Larry Crowne. But that was also a self-directed project, whereas Greyhound has managed to lure in Aaron Schneider, helmer of the interesting Robert Duvall vehicle Get Low, to direct. Meanwhile, Hanks hasn’t been formally attached to star, but given that his partner Gary Goetzman is producing, and the current success of Clint Eastwood’s Sully—reportedly »
- William Hughes
It looks like Tom Hanks could be heading back to World War II, with Deadline reporting that the Saving Private Ryan star has written the script for Greyhound, which is being directed by Aaron Schneider (Get Low).
Greyhound will see Hanks as a career naval officer given the command of a destroyer, who along with the enemy fights his self doubts and personal demons to prove he belongs. The project will be funded by FilmNation.
- Gary Collinson
Hanks would be portraying a career officer given command of a Navy destroyer — named “Greyhound” — who has to deal with combat enemies and his own self doubts.
Playtone is in negotiations with FilmNation to finance “Greyhound,” which has a budget in the $35 million range. The project is being packaged by CAA, which reps Hanks and Schneider.
Hanks stars in Warner Bros.’ “Sully,” portraying Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and his successful 2009 landing of a damaged U.S. Airways jet on the Hudson River. The biopic-thriller, directed by Clint Eastwood, is performing above forecasts with an opening weekend gross expected to hit $32 million domestically.
- Dave McNary
Tom Hanks is receiving rave reviews for his performance in Clint Eastwood’s Sully, and the signs are all pointing to the movie being a hit at the North American box office this weekend. Like Bridge of Spies before it, that serves as further proof that audiences love the actor, and they may soon have another film to root for him in with Greyhound.
The World War II drama will take the Captain Phillips star back to sea as he’ll play a career officer finally given command of a Navy destroyer, who along with the enemy fights his self doubts and personal demons to prove he belongs. In case you’re wondering about the significance of the title Greyhound, that’s the name of the ship which he’ll be in charge of.
- Josh Wilding
Exclusive: The opening numbers for the Clint Eastwood-directed Sully shows once again that audiences like Tom Hanks behind the wheel of most any passenger vehicle, whether it’s a jetliner or a cargo ship like he steered in Captain Phillips. He is eyeing another big vehicle. He’s more then eyeing it, he wrote the script. I’m told that Hanks has written and hopes to star in Greyhound, a World War II drama that Get Low helmer Aaron Schneider will direct. Hanks’ Playtone… »
During his recent set at Mad Decent Block Party, Dillon Francis treated his fans to some unreleased material in the form of his upcoming collaboration with trap duo Flosstradamus. The “Get Low” producer has been rather fond of dropping IDs in his sets lately, unveiling a number of collabs over the last few months at his festival appearances at Paradiso and Spring Awakening.
The lucky Fort Lauderdale crowd at Mdbp got to test out the Francis/Flosstradamus single in the live arena, and it’s definitely one for the books. The video clip runs just under forty seconds, but in that short time frame we hear plenty of aggressive bass work and powerful trap beats. From what we’ve heard so far, the two production outfits have a certified banger waiting in the wings.
There’s no word when Dillon Francis will officially drop the Flosstradamus collab yet, but judging »
- Connor Jones
Teaching kids the value of helping others and introducing them to organizations that work to make everyone’s lives better is the focus of the live-action/animation hybrid “Mack & Moxy,” a new series geared for 3- to 7-year-olds and set to premiere on PBS stations nationwide on Friday. And the team behind the show, Brahm Wenger and Alan Green, don’t stop there. They allow the organizations featured in each episode free use of the intellectual property in their ongoing campaigns.
“We give free use of all of our intellectual property to all of our non-profit partners forever,” says Wenger, a composer known for his work in the “Air Bud” franchise of family films. For example, one episode this season features the National Park Service, which is celebrating its centennial this year. “National Parks asked us to brand a new theme song and a new mascot for them, and we did it in our show, »
- Terry Flores
There aren’t a great many artists big enough to help the top grossing nightclub in the world celebrate its seventh anniversary. Hip-hop and bass music icon Diplo fits the bill, though, and he’s uploaded his two-and-a-half-hour set from the March 21st celebration to his SoundCloud account for everyone who wasn’t able to attend.
Before going in, though, it’s worth noting that this was one of Diplo’s more mainstream-friendly performances. Las Vegas nightclubs go for a very specific sound – so where his recent Diplo and Friends set showcased his expert ear for hip-hop, his Xs performance predominantly consisted of big room house and ringtone rap edits.
That said, Diplo‘s DJ set at Xs Las Vegas’ 7th anniversary celebration certainly still had its gems. He was nice enough to scrawl out a tracklist as well, so if you hear something you like then find it by »
- John Cameron
Earlier this week, we heard that DJ Snake was prepping a remix Ep for his huge new single “Propaganda.” Now, the French producer has delivered it, and it’s absolutely massive. With a whopping 11 tracks, the Ep features work from Dillon Francis, Tjr, Kill The Noise, Getter and more.
Everything from electro to moombahton is heard throughout, as we get some very inspired and exciting takes on DJ Snake’s latest hit. Though most of the artists on here do good work, we’re leaning towards Snake’s “Get Low” collaborator, Dillon Francis’ remix, as being our favorite.
Obviously going with a moombahton vibe for his take on “Propaganda,” Francis delivers a banging interpretation of the track, as he strips away some of the trap elements found in the drop and instead sprinkles some of his signature sounds over it.
Again though, the whole Ep is solid and if you »
- Matt Joseph
10 items from 2016
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