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He's created a series of performances that have taken advantage of his intensity, his brutish physique and his way around a multi-syllable sentence – and now, Tom Hardy has somehow created a role for himself that feels more Tom Hardy than almost anything else he's done. In Taboo, the new FX series the actor co-created with father Chips Hardy and Peaky Blinders showrunner Steven Knight, he plays gruff protagonist James Delaney, an early 19th-century explorer who returns home to London to find out he's inherited land sought after by the East India Company. »
Tom Hardy has had a prolific acting career, and he usually has quite a few projects that he is working on. You may first remember him in his first role from HBO's Band of Brothers where he played John A. Janovec for 2 episodes, from his The Dark Knight Rises role as Bane, Mad Max: Fury Road, or his most recent movie role in The Revenant. This is what is on his plate now:
Star Wars: Episode VIII (post-production) / Stormtrooper - rumored (This interests me highly)Dunkirk / Farrier (post-production)Fonzo / Al Capone (pre-production)Mad Max: The Wasteland / Max Rockatansky (announced)Triple Frontier (pre-production) - rumored
After being presumed dead, adventurer James Delaney reappears in London seeking vengeance for the death of his father. »
- Drew Carlton
Fun Fact: Tom Hardy would really like to portray the theatrical super spy, James Bond, at some point in his career. Even if the Mad Max: Fury Road actor tries to downplay his zeal about his aspirations to suit up and request that his martinis be shaken, not stirred, Hardy can’t help but gush about the prospects of his oft-times collaborative partner, Christopher Nolan, directing a 007 thrill ride some time... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the most universally acclaimed movies we've covered here on Cbm, though it was only a moderate success at the box office. Perhaps this is the reason Warner Bros. has yet to officially announced a sequel - though various parties involved with the film have suggested there is something in the works. Now, Tom Hardy himself insists that it is going to happen at some point, stating that he loved making Fury Road and is "hungry" to re-inhabit the role of the monosyllabic madman: George Miller is a genius! The wheels were rolling from the beginning of Fury Road for three films, so I would assume it’s just crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s. There are other Mad Max vehicles and Furiosa vehicles that are out there—as far as the characters’ mythologies and stories—so it’s a little bit… »
A young boy with a magical gift sets out on a thrilling quest to discover his family’s legacy in Laika’s newest film, Kubo and the Two Strings. The latest masterpiece from the animation studio behind the Academy Award®-nominated films Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls is out now on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Ultimate Laika Collection box-set will be released on the same date.
To celebrate, we are giving away an official poster signed by director Travis Knight and Blu-ray, with two runner up Blu-ray prizes.
Hailed as “an exquisite, beautiful film,” (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood) Kubo and the Two Strings has captivated audiences of all ages, earning an extraordinary 97% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the best-reviewed films of the year!
From acclaimed animation studio Laika comes an all-new epic adventure starring the voice talents of Academy »
- Paul Heath
Casting the next James Bond isn’t the only task on the agenda for the producers of the 007 franchise, as Skyfall and Spectre director Sam Mendes has decided to pass on the torch and see what other filmmakers can do with the property for Bond 25. And, according to Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road), the heavy crown should next lie on his Inception, The Dark Knight Rises and Dunkirk director, Christopher Nolan.
“You know, there’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, and in the fellowship of my peer group, that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race, ” said Hardy when asked by The Daily Beast if he’d be interested in the role of Bond. “So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s gone. But Chris Nolan, what a fantastic director for a Bond movie. »
- Robert Kojder
Simon Brew Jan 16, 2017
It took a long time to get 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road to the big screen, the movie that set aside three months after production simply so they could watch the material they’d shot. It was worth it, though: George Miller’s film is arguably the best blockbuster of the past two to three years. But those plans for a fifth movie (and possibly a sixth), Mad Max: The Wasteland, haven’t really advanced. It was to be a prequel to the Mad Max story thus far, and Tom Hardy was linked with reprising his Fury Road role.
Panic not though, assured Hardy. This isn’t a case of missing presumed dead. Chatting to Collider, he said “I’m anxiously waiting to find out”, when quizzed about more Mad Max.
“As far as »
Most of us were thrilled in 2015 when Mad Max: Fury Road was released, giving us a further look into George Miller's post-apocalyptic world where Max Rockatansky, the protagonist played by Tom Hardy, is attempting to help Imperator Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron, free the harem of sex slaves from the villain Immortan Joe. The critics liked it as well, as the filmed garnered 6 Oscar wins and was nominated for 4 more, including Best Picture.
For awhile now we have wondered about the working title Mad Max: The Wasteland and the future of the franchise with Tom Hardy. Collider's Christina Radish was able to pick his brain as she sat down with Tom Hardy and was able to ask him some questions about his hopefully upcoming role. She starts with his excitement level about the next film of the series, and Hardy replies:
"I’m anxiously waiting to find out. There »
- Drew Carlton
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual visual effects bake-off sees each of the 10 final contenders for the Oscar present a five-minute introduction and a 10-minute reel. For the first time ever this year, the artists behind each entry answered questions in a panel-style Q&A.
At the close of the evening, though, visual effects legend Bill Taylor closed things out with a speech urging fellow members to vote for the “best visual effects in a movie, not the best movie with visual effects.” With internal criticism of last year’s “Ex-Machina” victory still on many members’ minds, his comments struck some as a “warning,” and others as unnecessary and inaccurate.
A24’s surprise winner took down four big studio and major effects house contenders at the 88th annual Oscars: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” This year, the »
- Dani Levy
When Mad Max: Fury Road hit theaters in May 2015, it was a rare summer movie that was not only a critical and commercial success, but sparked early awards season talk as well. While we do know a sequel is coming, tentatively entitled Mad Max: The Wasteland, it doesn't seem to be coming anytime soon, with director George Miller stating numerous times that he wants to make a smaller movie first, before diving back into the apocalyptic world of Mad Max. Today we have word from star Tom Hardy that the sequel is still pending, but even he doesn't know when it may happen.
Collider caught up with Tom Hardy at the TCA Winter Tour, where he was promoting his new FX TV series Taboo, which premiered earlier this week on the cable network. The actor confirmed that he has signed on for three Mad Max movies, although he isn't sure »
These days, I rarely make it to the theater to enjoy a film more than once. Not to sound like an ass, but I’m a very busy dude and my time spent at the theater is quite limited. However, one film that you can guarantee I saw more than once was George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, because holy shit, that movie is awesome! And, as much as I enjoyed the parched mumblings of Tom Hardy’s Max, it... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.
– Bleecker Street has secured U.S. distribution rights to Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s true-life story, “Megan Leavey.” The film is based on the life of Leavey (Kate Mara), a young marine corporal in the K9 unit whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.
Bleecker Street will release the movie on June 9, 2017.
The film co-stars Edie Falco, Ramon Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, and Common. Directed by Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”), the movie was written by Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo and Tim Lovestedt and produced by Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe. »
- Graham Winfrey
Just as George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” James Cameron’s “Avatar,” Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity,” and Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” were cinematic groundbreakers for the ages, I believe Oscar voters should take Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” more seriously.
Favreau and screenwriter Justin Marks took Rudyard Kipling’s classic tales of Mowgli and his brothers and, with help from James Cameron and Martin Scorsese’s go-to VFX master Rob Legato, created a seamlessly natural digital world with many vibrant animal characters — and one live boy (Neel Sethi).
Read More: Why Photographic Realism Makes Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ the VFX Oscar Favorite
Maybe Favreau makes it look too easy. This isn’t fantasy-world “Avatar.” This is digital India. He calls up fond memories of Disney’s 1967 animated musical, weaving in a couple of songs and creating a grand set piece led by Christopher Walken as a giant ancient orangutan (gigantopithecus, »
- Anne Thompson
Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next Secretary of the Treasury, said that he will divest his stakes in a number of businesses, including movies he has made for Warner Bros.
In a letter to an ethics official at the U.S. Treasury, Mnuchin said that he would divest his interests in Ratpac Dune Entertainment Holdings within 120 days of his confirmation.
“With regard to those interests, I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter that to my knowledge has a direct and predictable effect on the financial interests of the entity until I have divested it,” he wrote, adding that the exception would be if he obtained a written waiver or qualified for a regulatory exemption.
President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet Members (Photos)
Mnuchin also said that he would divest his interests in a number of other entities within 90 days, including Dune Entertainment »
- Ted Johnson
12 January 2017 12:28 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Steven Mnuchin, the president-elect's nominee to head the U.S. Treasury Department, will divest his interest in about 85 Warner Bros. films including Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Sully. The stakes in those movies could be up for sale soon.
Mnuchin's plan to exit RatPac-Dune Entertainment, the financing entity he launched in 2013 with Australian billionaire James Packer and filmmaker Brett Ratner, was revealed in a letter sent to an ethics lawyer at the Treasury Department and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. In the letter, Mnuchin also writes that he “will not participate personally and »
- Eriq Gardner
While you were probably distracted by Blake Lively battling a shark for the lean hour and a half of James Collet-Serra‘s mid-summer delight The Shallows, you may have missed just how much seamless CGI was utilized. While Steven Seagull captured our hearts, visual effect companies Oblique FX and Important Looking Pirates were creating the shark from scratch and filling in vast ocean landscapes and CGI crabs.
Discussions around CGI usually focus on creations that smack you in the face, but the underrated functionality of its usage lies in its ability to fill in landscapes and subtly enhance environments, which can be seen in the first reel below. For example, removing safety harnesses in Mad Max: Fury Road is enough of an argument for why CGI should be around as it allows for incredible stunt-work in real-life environments, while still keeping the safety people happy.
Oblique FX now adds to »
- Mike Mazzanti
When Thelma Schoonmaker won the first of her three Academy Awards for “Raging Bull,” she humbly told journalists that she believed she was being honored for work done by the director, Martin Scorsese.
“I won the Oscar for ‘Raging Bull’ for those fight sequences,” said Schoonmaker in a 1991 interview with Wide Angle/Closeup. “If you look at those fight sequences, those were so incredibly storyboarded and shot in an incredible way – that is the conception a good director has to bring.”
All below-the-line talent interprets a director’s vision through their crafts, but the editor’s work is most closely associated with the director’s. From 1981 to 2016, every Best Picture winner, except “Birdman,” was nominated for Editing. “Birdman” features long, unedited takes and elaborate camera movements; that might be the only way »
- Chris O'Falt
The film includes interviews with Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Trent Reznor, Randy Newman, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Jerry Goldsmith, Quincy Jones, James Cameron and the late James Horner and Garry Marshall.
“Score” debuted at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and will premiere in theaters in May.
“We wanted to create something that hadn’t been done before — the definitive look at the craft of film composing,” he said. “’Score’ is an ode to these modern maestros and the ever-evolving art form. »
- Dave McNary
Universal Filmed Entertainment Group top brass announced the development on Tuesday.
In the newly created position, deFaria will oversee all aspects of the studio’s feature animation business including slate strategy, development, production, innovation and technology and business affairs.
deFaria, who arrives from Warner Bros where he served as president of animation and innovative technology for the past four years, will report to Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley and work closely with Universal Pictures president Jimmy Horowitz.
Illumination Entertainment founder and CEO Chris Meledandri, who has been working closely with Langley and the Universal team since the studio acquired Dwa last year, will continue to act as senior advisor to Dwa.
deFaria oversaw the creation of Warner Animation Group and has been responsible for feature film animation as well as the application of emerging technologies to feature development and key hybrid projects.
Bonnie Arnold, president of DreamWorks Feature Animation, will continue in her role and reports to deFaria »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Tom Hardy is known for his dark and brooding roles in films like “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Revenant,” but he also starred in the 2012 romantic comedy “This Means War.” During TheWrap’s interview with the 40-year-old actor about his upcoming FX series “Taboo,” he discussed whether he would ever do another rom-com — something he’s sworn off in the past. “Yeah, of course I would, I would love that!” he said enthusiastically. “Also Read” link_title=”Tom Hardy on ‘Mad Max’ Sequels: ‘I’m Waiting for the Call to Come'” target=””] But in 2014, he told USA Today that »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
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