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Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
- Michelle McCue
"The speed of thought of this man and the people around him was extraordinary," proclaims "Steve Jobs" director Danny Boyle about his eponymous biopic of the Apple co-founder. "It was partly their brilliance but also his drive, pushing the future and trying to get at the future. He was not a perfect guy by any means, so it's a complex portrait as well." During our recent interview (watch below) he elaborates on his experience making the movie: "It's like a ride that you get on, and you emerge at the end of it to feel like you've been in the presence of a planet. The gravitational pull and these other characters are trapped almost in a way rotating around him." -Break- Related: Watch dozens of interviews with top awards contenders The film, written by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network"), has three acts set behind the scenes at key Apple product launches. »
The most fervent of the detractors of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. prefer to obsess over the group’s Golden Globes balloting lapses, while obstinately overlooking the org’s real awards voting history.
For every Pia Zadora, there are dozens of Globes winners that consistently demonstrate a seriousness of purpose that regularly matches or surpasses the Academy’s Oscar champions.
The HFPA’s track record of rewarding edgier, more demanding achievements in the dramatic film category is ironically the benefit of the group’s recognition of comedies and musicals.
Cynics will say having both film drama and comedy/musical Golden Globes categories means more stars on the HFPA’s red carpet and awards TV broadcast and more tables sold to the producers. Those are certainly byproducts, but the more significant impact of the acknowledgement of lighter efforts is the ability to double-down on rewarding the more demanding serious fare.
- Steven Gaydos
The Tracking Board are reporting that the untitled movie will focus on Alexey Pajitnov, the Russian creator of Tetris, who developed the game alongside Dmitry Pavlovsky and Vadim Gerasimov for a Soviet-funded company. Because of his Soviet connections, Pajitnov didn’t recieve royalities on the game until 1996, despite it being sold with every Game Boy.
Ratner will possibly direct the movie and will produce it with partner Jeremy Packner with their RatPac company. Their previous titles include Horrible Bosses 2, The Arrested Development Movie and The Revenant. The movie is being described in the same vein as The Social Network, which told the story of Mark Zuckerberg’s creation of Facebook.
- Luke Owen
Said to be akin to "The Social Network" in tone, the story follows Pajitnov and the inception of the game which was first developed with Dmitry Pavlovsky and Vadim Gerasimov in the Ussr back in 1984. At the time they were working for a Soviet-funded R&D center in Moscow.
The game was quickly exchanged between computer programmers, spread throughout the region, and blew up into a worldwide phenomenon. Pajitnov didn't get any money for his creation of Tetris until 1996, and there were massive battles both legal and even diplomatic over the rights to the game. Brett Ratner and James Packer will produce. »
- Garth Franklin
Read More: Where I Shot It: How the Filmmakers Found the Perfect Locations for 'The Revenant' [Editor's Note: This article is presented in partnership with the Montana Film Office, a central information source for on-location filmmakers. Click here to learn more.] In July of 2013, award-winning director Julian Higgins teamed up with actress-producer Abigail Spencer ("Rectify," "Mad Men," "Suits") and actor-producer Josh Pence ("The Social Network," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Draft Day") to create the short film "Here and Now." Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard selected "Here and Now" as the winner of Canon’s “Project Imaginat10n” Film Contest. Higgins, Spencer and Pence teamed up again for "Winter Light," a short film adapted from a story by acclaimed best-selling author James Lee Burke. The existentialist film stars Raymond J. Barry »
- Paula Bernstein
Alexey Pajitnov, the Russian video game designer and computer engineer that birthed Tetris, will be the center of a new origins movie depicting the creation of the seminal video game. According to The Tracking Board, Rush Hour director Brett Ratner and James Packer are developing the picture through their Ratpac Entertainment banner.
Similarly to the Monopoly-themed film brewing in development over at Big Beach, Ratner and Packer are gunning to shed light on the intriguing story behind Tetris‘ early foray on the market. Built within a Soviet-funded company in the Ussr during the late 80s, Pajitnov sought the help of fellow designers Dmitry Pavlovsky and Vadim Gerasimov, who together transformed the plotless puzzle game into a bona fide juggernaut, with various sequels iterating on the core formula of managing and arranging a perpetual stream of falling blocks.
But with great success, comes a great legal battle over the game’s rights – and sure enough, »
- Michael Briers
Director Ben Wheatley is in negotiations to write and direct a remake of the thriller “The Wages of Fear” with TF1 and eOne. The original 1953 film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot told the story about “a group of desperate men hired to transport a shipment of highly explosive nitroglycerin across the jungle.”
Wheatley’s latest film, “Free Fire” was purchased by Alchemy for an astounding $3million at last week’s American Film Market. The cast includes actors Brie Larson (“Room”), Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”), Cillian Murphy (“In the Heart of the Sea”), Jack Reynor (“Macbeth”), Sam Riley (“Maleficent”), Noah Taylor (“Powers”) and Sharlto Copley (“Chappie”).
Director Martin Scorsese is executive producing “Free Fire”, which follows “a woman (Larson) who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy and Smiley) and a gang (led by Hammer and Copley) who are selling them a stash of guns. But »
- J.B. Casas
A film based on the origins of the famous Gameboy game Tetris is being planned with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner producing. The movie will essentially be a biopic of Alexey Pajitnov, who designed the created the game whilst working in a Russian research and development centre. The game caused controversy after the rights to it became the crux of multiple complicated legal battles that spanned across the globe.
Eventually Nintendo bagged the rights and from 1991, packaged the game with every Gameboy, creating a global phenomenon. Pajitnov reportedly didn’t receive any money for the game until 1996, the same year where he was voted the fourth most influential computer game developer of all time.
The Tracking Board report the news of the movie plans, revealing that the film will have a very similar feel to The Social Network, which, of course, was a huge success a few years ago for »
- Paul Heath
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? Friday the 13th gets mashed up with Weekend at Bernie's, Dragon Ball Z gets a live action fan film and Liam Neeson teams up with Stephen Colbert for a Candy Crush movie parody. But wait, there's more! Another mashup brings Star Wars: The Force Awakens and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia together, and a 30 for 30 parody shows how Rocky Balboa ended the Cold War! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Last week, we reported that Activision Blizzard is launching their own movie and TV studio. They also recently made headlines by purchasing the company responsible »
Abhi Sinha has been cast in the role of Harry Whitmark in “The Conjuring 2,” TheWrap has learned. In the sequel to 2013’s “The Conjuring,” starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, Sinha’s character will assist Maurice (Simon McBurney) and Anita (Franka Potente), two paranormal investigators who work alongside the Warren’s, in their research. Sinha is best known for his roles as Vikram in 2010’s “The Social Network” and Daniels in “Blackhat” alongside Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis. He also starred on TV series like “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Greek,” “Bones” and “Scorpion.” Also Read: Warner Bros. Sued by 'The Conjuring' Homeowners Over Scary Fan. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
For The Social Network, the movie about Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin created a fast-talking, arrogant, emotionally illiterate genius-innovator obsessed with boardroom betrayal. For Steve Jobs, on the other hand, he’s created a fast-talking, arrogant, emotionally illiterate genius-innovator obsessed with boardroom betrayal. The tropes are familiar, but this is still another very exhilarating and exasperating two-hour guitar solo of a movie from Sorkin, an alpha male display of cerebral confrontation and conceit featuring a male diva to whom respect must be paid and with whom arguments are humiliatingly lost. Sorkin’s writing is a bipolar rush. For each of his films there must surely be another, unreleased one with all the same characters, who stay in bed all day and stare at the wall. »
- Peter Bradshaw
Steve Jobs is the second high-profile biopic of the computer pioneer brought to the silver screen in as many years. While the Ashton Kutcher version boasted an impressive cast that included Matthew Modine and future Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons, it didn’t warm with the critics, and Kutcher even got himself a Razzie nomination for his role as the title character. It’s wasn’t very good; so why make another?
Michael Fassbender assumes the role in this very different movie, directed by British helmer Danny Boyle (Trainspotting), and written by the legendary Aaron Sorkin, who scripted The West Wing and the more recent The Newsroom, as well as the similarly themed tech-story-biopic, The Social Network. Rather than opting to do a straight biography from Walter Isaacson, the source »
- Paul Heath
Andrew Russell Garfield (born August 20,1983) is an American-English actor. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., Garfield was raised in Epsom, England. He made his feature film debut in the 2007 ensemble drama Lions for Lambs. He is best known for his roles in The Social Network, for which he received Golden Globe and Bafta nominations, Never Let Me […]
The post Andrew Garfield Bio: In His Own Words appeared first on uInterview. »
- Patrick Culhane
Disney is adapting the upcoming fantasy novel “The Explorers Club” into a movie with producer Michael De Luca.
“The Explorers Club” is the first book in a trilogy by Adrienne Kress, with publication scheduled in North America for the fall of 2016.
The story revolves around two ordinary kids who discover a secret clubhouse for explorers. They set out to reunite and perhaps rescue a group of famous adventure-seekers named the Filipendulous Five.
Kress has also written “Alex and the Ironic Gentleman” and “Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate.”
The news was first reported by the Tracking Board.
- Dave McNary
As one of the great screenwriters of his generation, with a back catalogue that consists of The West Wing, The Social Network and Moneyball – Aaron Sorkin’s latest endeavour is the Steve Jobs biopic, where he teams with Danny Boyle for the very first time. We sat down with the man himself to discuss this
- Stefan Pape
Eager to keep the critical momentum from Carol trucking along – for which she won the coveted actress award at the Cannes Film Festival in May – Rooney Mara’s next picture is for Benedict Andrews’ “intense, unflinching” love drama, Una. Previously titled Blackbird up until a recent switcheroo, the film marks the directorial debut for Andrews, who has carved out a career working on stage drama up until this point.
In the film, Mara – known for eye-catching turns in David Fincher’s The Social Network and English-language Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – stars opposite Ben Mendelsohn as a young, wide-eyed woman. Attracting the attention of Mendelsohn’s Ray, Mara’s humble protagonist shows up into his life unannounced, digging up past memories that he believed to have been long buried in the sand. What follows is a passionate, yet illicit affair, one which leaves Ray in jail and Mara’s Una on the search for answers. »
- Michael Briers
The dramatic use of actors playing multiple characters is a bold and rather theatrical device that has its ups and downs. It goes at least as far back as Captain Hook being played by the same actor who plays the Darling children's father in stage productions of Peter Pan, a technique largely adopted in film adaptations of the story, too (hello to Jason Isaacs).
It's used a lot in cinema too. Done well, it's impressive, but when it's bad, it's Jack & Jill. Whether used in comedy or drama or outright horror, there are countless examples of actors delivering terrific performances in more than one role at once, and that's before we even get past Cloud Atlas. Still, we've had a go at totting up 25 of the best. »
Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) often writes about characters in the workspace, so it’s not surprising to learn he once half-envisioned a Pixar movie about office supplies. Back in the 1990s, Sorkin was approached about writing a movie for the studio, but nothing ever came of it. However, if you’ve ever wanted to know what that Aaron Sorkin […]
The post Aaron Sorkin Once Envisioned a Pixar Movie About Office Supplies appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
When casting the net in search of inspiration for a challenging, multi-faceted role, actors often cite a variety of sources as inspiration – be it past interpretations of a character or a particular performance. For Jesse Eisenberg, he’s on the verge of taking on a crucial role in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and from the trailers released thus far and the unofficial plot synopsis that debuted yesterday, we know that he’ll be stirring the tension between the Last Son of Krypton and the Caped Crusader.
But how did Eisenberg prepare for the role? Well, according to the man himself, The Social Network star channeled his own personality for the part, as he moulded his own individual interpretation of the famed supervillain.
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- Michael Briers
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