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Sequel Bits: ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Jumanji,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Dredd,’ and ‘Saw: Legacy’

4 October 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In today’s edition of sequel bits: A Back to the Future comic creates an origin story for Needles. Dwayne Jonson posted a video from the set of Jumanji. Alex Garland wanted Judge Death in Dredd. IP Man 4 has been announced. And more. Needles (Flea) is not a good friend to Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy. What exactly […]

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- Jack Giroux

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Event Report – 2000 Ad Prog 2000 signing at the Travelling Man, Manchester

4 October 2016 4:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last Wednesday – 28th September – marked a rather momentous day in British Comic Industry as 2000 Ad celebrated a mammoth landmark with Prog 2000 – that’s correct 2000 issues of Earth’s mightiest comic!

Not only was there a rather excellent celebratory comic released for this day [read Mark Allen’s review here], which saw the excellent likes of Brian Bolland, Kevin O’Neill, Pat Mills, John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra etc etc. gracing the pages, but all across the globe there was a mass signing event hosted in numerous comic book stores on October 1st.  I was lucky enough to attend one at the Travelling Man in Manchester, UK, which was being attended by Leigh Gallagher, John Reppion, Leah Moore, Steve Yeowell, Peter Doherty and Andy Diggle.

Arriving at the Travelling Man fashionably early hoping to beat the queues, and also to secure an interview, I was greeted with a queue that was snaking from the 2000Ad table – ladened down »

- Villordsutch

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Dredd: Fox passed on a Judge Death movie

3 October 2016 9:56 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Oct 4, 2016

Judge Dredd creator John Wagner on a Dredd sequel, and the day Fox passed on Judge Death...

For one day, we wish we were in charge of greenlighting movies at 20th Century Fox. We’d have used up our day on the one that Alex Garland took a script for a Judge Death movie into the studio, only for Fox to pass on it.

This nugget of news has come from Dredd’s creator, John Wagner, at the mighty 2000Ad’s 2000 issues celebration. Screen Geek got to chat with Wagner at the event, and he affirmed that he still believes that there’ll be another Dredd movie at some point.

“Well, there will be a sequel, I just don’t know when or who’ll do it but it’ll happen”, he said of a Dredd 2. “It would work very well as a television show – it just »

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Judge Dredd Co-Creator John Wagner Reveals That Fox Passed On A Judge Death Film

3 October 2016 7:36 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Fans of Judge Dredd have been rabid for a sequel to the 2012 reboot film, Dredd, starring Karl Urban as the title character. Urban himself has campaigned for a long time for a sequel, despite the marketing failures, but stated this past June that "Unfortunately a sequel is no closer to happening , options have been discussed but there is no sequel in 'development'." This past weekend at 2000 Ad’s 2000th Issue Celebration, Screen Geek caught up with Dredd co-creator John Wagner, who revealed that he believes that there will be a sequel to the film, but that he just doesn't know when or in what way it will be presented. "Well, there will be a sequel, I just don’t know when or who’ll do it but it’ll happen. It would work very well as a television show – it just depends on how it’s done. It could work very as a film. »

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Comic Book Review – 2000 Ad Prog #2000

29 September 2016 1:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mark Allen reviews 2000 Ad Prog #2000…

It’s a miracle for any publication to reach its 2,000th issue, let alone a cult British sci-fi anthology known for its weird sense of humour and pulpy six-pager Future Shocks. Most superhero comics undergo dozens of reboots, renumberings and reproduction of new fans just to keep up interest in the books. Yet here we are, and 2000 Ad Prog 2000 is a sterling example of why the comic’s outlasted its competitors.

This prog is a bumper-sized monster featuring writers and artists from across the book’s history, including Dave Gibbons, Brian Bolland, John Higgins and Carlos Ezquerra returning to fan-favourite characters. We get a duo of Mega-City One stories with Judge Dredd and Anderson: Psi Division in which both lawbringers are dragged into mind-bending situations.

Anderson’s story is beautifully executed in elegant black and white, although the story – a sleep-pod-inspired nightmare featuring Judge Death – leaves something to be desired. »

- Mark Allen

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‘Leda’ Brings a Modern 3D Twist to a Classic Greek Myth

27 September 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.


Logline: The line between dream and reality begins to fade when newlywed Leda, living in her groom’s arboreal estate, finds herself impregnated by a supernatural force taking the form of a swan.

Elevator Pitch:

Leda” is a 3D, black and white original film inspired by the controversial myth Leda and the Swan. The subject of thousands for pieces of art from painting to poetry, the myth now sets the stage for a tragedy of love, madness, and the divine. Leda and her husband begin a life together in a dream-like world of the past. »

- Steve Greene

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Comic Book Review – 2000Ad Prog 1998

15 September 2016 10:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mark Allen reviews 2000Ad Prog 1998…

This week’s prog brings us five stories of betrayal, subterfuge and violence – perfect for those midweek blues when you want to blow everything up!

In Judge Dredd, the character’s creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra conclude their latest story, Ladykiller, with the eponymous lawman chasing down a cross-dressing terrorist through zoom tunnels before a final showdown. Ezquerra’s chunky motorcycles and weaponry are a distinct pleasure to see, and both the script and jagged panels keep the action at a frenetic pace. Wagner casts a villain of vast difference to Dredd: where the Judge is stoic and decisive, the jittery Pj Maybe is a pathetic nervous wreck. Needless to say, things don’t end so well for him.

Jaegir: Warchild continues a dystopian story that sees its lead discovering a massacre in her underground home before discovering the disturbing, all-too familiar source of the violence. »

- Mark Allen

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Toronto Film Review: ‘City of Tiny Lights’

15 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Down-at-heel London-based private detective Tommy (Riz Ahmed) is investigating the disappearance of a Russian sex worker when he stumbles across a corpse. The body’s identity pulls him into a shadowy web of intrigue tangentially related to a tragedy that took place during his teenage years, and to which the narrative keeps flashing back. If the essential elements of “City of Tiny Lights” seem familiar, it’s because they are. Yet director Pete Travis’s film is distinguished by some transposition of noir tropes into cultural spaces not traditionally associated with the genre — from the London bar scene to a mosque — that keeps things from feeling too déjà vu.

On paper, this downbeat thriller is a surefire winner. Riz Ahmed, one of the best and fastest-rising of the current crop of young British actors (and probably about to go properly stellar in “Star Wars: Rogue One”) plays a Pi »

- Catherine Bray

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[Tiff Review] City of Tiny Lights

12 September 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Small-time private detective Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed) has all the swagger of a hard-boiled snoop: leather jacket on his shoulders and cigarette in his mouth, leaning against London architecture in the darkened night. His office resides above some shops, he makes friendly with local convenience store owner Mrs. Elbaz (Myriam Acharki), and asks new clients where they found him because he’s not advertising in the paper. But while he’s good at his work and enjoys the struggle if only to get out of his father’s (Roshan Seth‘s Farzad) house when the old man starts using cricket metaphors to explain life, Tommy has yet to completely run away from his past. It is the “googly ball” of his life, a blind spot that’s never been more apparent until now.

Based on his novel of the same name, screenwriter Patrick Neate‘s City of Tiny Lights plays »

- Jared Mobarak

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Watch: Riz Ahmed is On the Case in First Tiff Clip for ‘City of Tiny Lights’

31 August 2016 8:21 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If you didn’t see his break-out role in one of the century’s best comedies, Four Lions, then we imagine Riz Ahmed first landed on your radar as the doomed assistant to Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler. Along with his high-profile performances in The Night Of, Rogue One, and Jason Bourne this year, one of the two Tiff films he has is the starring vehicle City of Tiny Lights, as noted in our fall festival preview.

Directed by Dredd‘s Pete Travis, it follows Ahmed as a London detective who gets entangled in a missing-girl case as a complex web of lies bubble up. We now have the first clip thanks to THR, which shows Ahmed on the case as he visits his ex-girlfriend at a local bar. Check out the clip below for the film also starring Cush Jumbo, James Floyd, Billie Piper, and Roshan Seth.

Tiff Synopsis:

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- Jordan Raup

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‘City of Tiny Lights’ Clip: Riz Ahmed Gets Bruised and Bloodied for ‘Dredd’ Director Pete Travis

31 August 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Night Of may be over and done, but the year of Riz Ahmed continues. Following his supporting role in Jason Bourne and ahead of his blockbuster turn in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the British actor has not one but two films premiering next month at Tiff. Today we’ve got an intriguing look […]

The post ‘City of Tiny Lights’ Clip: Riz Ahmed Gets Bruised and Bloodied for ‘Dredd’ Director Pete Travis appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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From film to TV: A composer’s return to trippy ‘Limitless’ music earned him an Emmy

29 August 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

“Second verse same as the first” isn’t exactly how you could describe composer Paul Leonard-Morgan’s life and career, but you could say some of his life’s melodies repeat now and then. Whether it be twice writing music for a thriller about a brain-enhancing drug or annual fundraising for a hospital while clad in a kilt, there are a few refrains in Leonard-Morgan’s life, though he’s found ways to make those familiar experiences fresh each time. Leonard-Morgan composed music for the 2011 thriller Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper. CBS also hired him when the network was developing a TV adaptation of the movie, about the people who discover the powers of a mysterious drug called Nzt-48 that gives users access to every neuron in their brain (based on the myth that humans only use 10% of their brain). Limitless, which premiered last fall, didn’t get renewed for a second season on CBS, »

- Emily Rome

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Our 25 Most-Anticipated Fall 2016 Festival Premieres

29 August 2016 10:54 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After highlighting 50 titles confirmed to arrive this fall, we now turn our attention to the festival-bound films either without distribution or awaiting a release date. Looking over Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and New York Film Festival titles, we’ve rounded up 25 movies — most of which we’ll be checking out over the next few weeks — that we can’t wait to see.

Check out our 25 most-anticipated festival premieres below, and let us know what you’re most looking forward to.

The Age of Shadows (Kim Ji-woon)

Returning to South Korea after his foray into Hollywood action with the Arnold Schwarzenegger-led The Last Stand, Kim Ji-woon‘s next feature is The Age of Shadows, which marks WB’s first-ever produced feature in the country. Led by Song Kang-ho (Snowpiercer, The Host), this ’20s-set thriller follows the Heroic Corps, an anti-Japanese independence organization that existed under the »

- The Film Stage

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Thor: Ragnarok: Karl Urban Reveals Step One In His Skurge Transformation

26 July 2016 7:02 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Production for Thor: Ragnarok is in full swing, and we've been treated to several small bits of behind-the-scenes goodness thanks to Mark Ruffalo's newfound fondness for social media. Now another actor from the production is getting in on the social fun, as Karl Urban has officially arrived to begin filming his work as Skurge, now that he's done promoting Star Trek Beyond.

Urban arrived in Australia, where Thor: Ragnarok is filming, on Sunday. When he did so, he teased fans about a new look he was about to get:

Just landed in Australia for Thor Ragnarok , get a new haircut today »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Star Trek Beyond: Karl Urban and John Cho interview

19 July 2016 3:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Karl Urban and John Cho chat to us about playing Bones and Sulu in Star Trek Beyond and the franchise's meaning on its 50th anniversary...

Appropriately, the opening of Star Trek Beyond sees Kirk (Chris Pine), now a little older and wiser, wearily pondering what the point of his five-year mission really is. "My dad joined Starfleet because he believed in it," he says to his old friend Bones (Karl Urban). "I joined on a dare."

With Star Trek as a whole celebrating its 50th birthday this year, perhaps it's the right time for a film that takes stock of the Federation, the Enterprise, and even the franchise itself. Is the world now too divided and cynical for something as idealistic and utopian as the United Federation of Planets? As fans of the series, I think we know the answer to that question, but it was exciting »

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Karl Urban is sure we’ll get more Dredd, with or without him

18 July 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past few months the fan campaign to bring back Dredd has shifted gears from a sequel to the cult 2012 movie to a TV series featuring the return of Karl Urban as the Mega-City One lawman. Urban has previously that “it would be a privilege to make another Dredd“, and he’s reiterated his interest in bringing the character to the small screen during an interview with Comic Book, stating that he’s sure we’ll get more Judge Dredd at some point, whether it’s with him or not.

“What’s clear to me is that there is an audience demand to see more and if we can find a way to have a legitimate and worthy successor to Dredd,” states Urban, who returns to the big screen this week as Bones in Star Trek Beyond. “I’d love to be a part of it. You know, it »

- Gary Collinson

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Mike Gold: The Cursed Earth Is Whole Again!

13 July 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored • Writers: Pat Mills, John Wagner, Chris Lowder • Artists: Brian Bolland, Mick McMahon • Rebellion A/S, $35.00 hardcover, $15.00 Kindle edition. 208 pages.

Almost 40 years ago, I was sitting in my office at DC Comics in Rockefeller Plaza creatively shirking my work when the mail room guy wheeled up to my desk and dropped off a package. It was from my friend Richard Burton, then a major comics fanzine editor in England. It contained the first three issues of a brand new weekly comic book titled 2000 Ad, along with a note from Richard noting he would be curious as to my opinion. Hey, free comics for a letter? Fine by me.

I proceeded to read this new anthology comic. Lucky for me, it is perfectly legitimate to read comics on the job when you’re working at a comic book publishing house. The first issue was great fun, »

- Mike Gold

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Photos Tease Garland's "Annihilation" Feel

7 July 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following his work writing the scripts for "Dredd" and "28 Days Later," Alex Garland made his directorial debut with last year's acclaimed sci-fi feature "Ex Machina".

For his next go behind the camera, he's adapting Jeff VanderMeer's acclaimed work "Annihilation" which stars Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh as members of the twelfth expedition into a mysteriously cut-off area of the planet called Area X - a surrealist landscape where physics don't apply and in which previous expeditions have gone missing.

With the film having just wrapped, a few beautiful photos from the location shooting have gone online courtesy of cinematographer Rob Hardy on his Instagram account. Hardy's quotes indicates that works such as Tarkovsky's "Stalker" and art like Umberto Boccioni's "States of Mind 2: Those Who Leave" are serving as inspiration for the film's look and feel.

My boo. #annihilationFilm. by director Alex Garland.

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- Garth Franklin

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U.K. and South Africa Ink TV Co-Production Deal

7 July 2016 7:11 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — The U.K. and South Africa have inked a new television co-production agreement, which will aim to strengthen ties between the two countries’ broadcast industries, it was announced Thursday.

Under the new agreement, which builds on an existing treaty, both territories will be encouraged to share knowledge, ideas and drive economic growth through television co-production.

Terms for the agreement were negotiated by the British government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Dcms) and the British Film Institute with the Department for Arts and Culture for the Republic of South Africa.

TV co-pros that will qualify under the terms will be able to access benefits from each territory, such as a higher production-rebate rate in South Africa, which can range from 20% to 25%, while in Britain, qualifying co-pros will be able to access the U.K.’s high-end television tax relief, the animation tax relief or the children’s television tax relief, all »

- Diana Lodderhose

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Watch: Star Trek Beyond trailer recut with Peter Gabriel ‘Sledgehammer’; it’s much better than Rihanna’s

2 July 2016 4:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis boldly goes where no Star Trek Beyond trailer has gone before…

“Wanna sign my Dredd petition?”

Star Trek Beyond’s most recent trailer debuted pop star Rihanna’s latest single, Sledgehammer.  It’s a rather clunky collaboration. Rihanna, an icon of aloof coolness and overt sexiness… and the Star Trek franchise – one of the most mocked pieces of geekdom for the last half century.

And while watching that trailer, with Rihanna space ballading about tears and stuff, I remembered another, much better song with the same name: ex-Genesis musician Peter Gabriel’s 1986 single Sledgehammer. Turns out it fits the teaser perfectly.

Move aside, RiRi.

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Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious »

- Oli Davis

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