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First reported by The Film Stage, this is the first tangible tidbit to surface for Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s origin story in some time, and further proof that, although Disney and Lucasfilm are mere months away from launching the first Star Wars Anthology film in Rogue One, both parties are quietly assembling the necessary pieces as their vision for a grand cinematic universe begins to coalesce.
And though ticking off the cinematographer check box isn’t a coup likely to steal headlines left, right and center, Young is a fine candidate to shoot a Star Wars movie based on his stellar, diverse track record. Soon after overseeing production on Ain’t Them Bodies Saints three years ago, the prolific Dp executed the »
- Michael Briers
Collecting awards here and there for brilliant turns in Little Miss Sunshine and, more recently, as John Tibeats in 12 Years a Slave, one thing that’s been curiously missing from said résumé is a directing credit, but today, Variety brings word that Dano’s feature film debut has hit the ground running, casting both Carey Mulligan and Nocturnal Animals star Jake Gyllenhaal.
It’s called Wildlife, and will be based on Richard Ford’s eponymous coming-of-age novel that centers on a divorce as told through the lens of 16-year-old boy, Joe Brinson. While Variety didn’t disclose casting specifics, we fully assume that Mulligan and Gyllenhaal will play those parents teetering on the brink, with Zoe Kazan and Dano himself working on an adaptation of Ford’s novel. »
- Michael Briers
Actor Paul Dano is currently filming Bong Joon-Ho’s latest film “Okja,” but he has another project already in the works: His directorial debut “Wildlife,” based on the 1990 Richard Ford novel of the same name. Now according to Variety, Jake Gyllenhaal has signed on to star in the film alongside Carey Mulligan.
“Wildlife” follows a teenage boy who witnesses the decay of his parents’ marriage after their move to Montana when his mother befriends another man. It will be co-written by Dano and fellow actress Zoe Kazan, and will be produced by Andrew Duncan and Alex Saks for June Pictures, and Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker for Nine Stories.
“In Richard’s book I saw myself and many others,” said Dano. “I have always wanted to make films and have always known I would make films about family. »
- Vikram Murthi
Paul Dano has worked with plenty of great directors and talented actors, and when it comes to that latter category, he’s worked his Rolodex to get one of his former co-stars to join his directorial debut, with an acclaimed actress also coming on board for what already sounds like a very promising project.
Jake Gyllenhaal (who starred with Dano in “Prisoners” and Bong Joon-Ho‘s upcoming “Okja“) and Carey Mulligan (who had a small role in “Brothers” with Gyllenhaal) have both signed up for “Wildlife.” The adaptation of Richard Ford‘s novel follows a teenager dealing with his parents’ dissolving relationship, and it’s probably safe to venture the actors will be playing that couple.
- Kevin Jagernauth
In the span of just a decade, Paul Dano has worked with the likes of Paul Thomas Anderson, Spike Jonze, Ang Lee, Kelly Reichardt, Steve McQueen, Denis Villeneuve, Bong Joon-ho, Rian Johnson, and more. Presumably learning a thing or two from this batch of talented directors, he’s now set to make his debut behind the camera with Wildlife.
The script, penned by Zoe Kazan and Dano himself, is adapted from the 1990 coming-of-age novel by Richard Ford, following a boy who watches his parents marriage unravel after a move and his mom falls in love with another man. Variety now reports that he’s found his leads, as Dano’s Prisoners and forthcoming Okja co-star Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to the drama alongside Carey Mulligan.
While the boy hasn’t been cast yet, presumably Gyllenhaal and Mulligan will play the parents. “In Richard’s book I saw myself and many others. »
- Leonard Pearce
According to numerous sources, including Variety, Rings has been pushed back from an October 28th debut to February 3rd, 2017. The new Friday the 13th movie, meanwhile, has been moved on the calendar from January 13th, 2017 to October 13th, 2017.
Rings, which premiered its first trailer (see below) in August, stars Johnny Galecki, Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, and Aimee Teegarden. The third film in the American remake franchise based on 1998's Ringu, Rings was directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez and written by Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka and Jacon Aaron Estes:
"A new chapter in the beloved Ring horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven »
- Derek Anderson
This week, I’ll be heading out to Austin, Texas, for my first-ever Fantastic Fest, and I could not be more thrilled. Every single year, the festival introduces audience members to some of the most insane and boundary-pushing genre fare from all over the world, and I’m excited to get my first real taste of it starting this Thursday.
And while the entire Fantastic Fest slate looks incredible (seriously, I wish I could have three clones with me in Austin just so I could see everything), I’ve put together a look at the 11 films I’m ridiculously excited to see. One note: there are several films playing at Fantastic Fest that I have already seen at previous fests, including The Eyes of My Mother, The Greasy Strangler, and Phantasm: Remastered, so it didn’t feel fair to include them here.
The Dwarves Must Be Crazy (World Premiere, »
- Heather Wixson
As the Toronto International Film Festival comes to a close, our critics choose the 10 best movies (out of a whopping 296 features) unspooled this year. From Damien Chazelle’s magical musical “La La Land” to Barry Jenkins’ intense coming-of-age drama “Moonlight,” these are the films (in alphabetical order) that left an impact.
There were many fine documentaries at Toronto, but this one carries the force of revelation. It’s about the notorious case of the 20-year-old Seattle student who, in 2007, was tried and convicted of murdering one of her roommates in a hillside village in Italy. From minute one, she was so demonized that the name “Amanda Knox” came to symbolize a twisted mythology of guilt. Yet, as co-directors Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn demonstrate definitively, most of what we think we know about Amanda Knox emerged from the overheated imagination of Fleet Street tabloid newspapers (she was a sex fiend! »
- Owen Gleiberman and Peter Debruge
With four acclaimed films in the span of three years, Denis Villeneuve is on a streak like few other directors, and his biggest challenge yet will come next year with the release of Blade Runner 2 — but, first, he has Arrival. We were fans of it at Venice, saying in our review that it’s “a high-stakes, hard sci-fi action film.” According to a new interview, the two aforementioned titles certainly won’t be the last.
“I had been wanting to do sci-fi for a very long time. 2001: A Space Odyssey is a movie that really impressed me as a teenager. And also Blade Runner. And Close Encounters of the Third Kind is also one of my favorites,” he tells Variety. “I’m always looking for sci-fi material, and it’s difficult to find original and strong material that’s not just about weaponry.”
He also revealed one of his passion projects, »
- Jordan Raup
Few of the new releases lining the slates for both Tiff 2016 and Venice Film Festival enjoyed quite the worldwide premiere as Tom Ford’s upcoming thriller Nocturnal Animals did. Lauded with praise from our own Darren Ruecker, who championed the feature as “two dazzling stories that combine for one powerful movie experience,” Ford’s pic even nabbed the coveted Grand Jury Prize at Venice and it’s with great excitement that we bring you the very first teaser trailer.
At only 20 seconds in length – 16 of which contain actual footage – this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it snippet emerges from the night ahead of tomorrow’s full trailer reveal, and is really designed to spotlight Ford’s ensemble cast.
Anchoring Nocturnal Animals in central roles are Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal – on board to play Susan and Edward, respectively – as a divorced couple. Since their relationship took a turn for the worse, the former is »
- Michael Briers
The highly respected filmmaker Denis Villeneuve certainly seems to have settled himself into the genre of science fiction, having delivered the intense dramas of Enemy, Prisoners and Sicario in recent years. His latest release – Arrival – is currently wowing festival audiences with its imagining of a first contact situation with aliens, while he has already moved from that to his new project, Blade Runner 2. In promoting Arrival, however, he has spoken of his long-standing ambition to make a new adaptation of the 1965 James Herbert novel, Dune.
Many have tried to put the vast space epic onto the big screen – including Alejandro Jodorowsky in 1974 and Ridley Scott, in 1979. But David Lynch is, thus far, the only filmmaker to have made a theatrical version of the story – arriving at cinemas in 1984. In 2000 and 2003, the Sci Fi Channel broadcast Dune and Children Of Dune as television mini-series, but the big screen has eluded Dune for decades. »
- Sarah Myles
It's no secret that I have become a big fan of Denis Villeneuve over the years; Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy and Sicario, one after another they became some my favourite movies of the year, and now that he's putting his stamp on science fiction, well, I can't wait to see what he does with it. Arrival played at the Toronto International Film Festival (check out a review from our... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Plot: After mysterious alien ships appear around the globe, a linguist (Amy Adams) is recruited by an army colonel (Forest Whitaker) in order to help communicate with the visitors and learn their intentions. Review: Arrival is a major departure for director Denis Villeneuve. While already regarded as one of the great current directors thanks to his masterful recent efforts like Incendies, Prisoners and Sicario,... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
Cast one eye over the stacked lineup for Tiff 2016 and you’ll find scores of eye-catching features crammed with top-tier talent – be it Antoine Fuqua’s starry Magnificent Seven redo or Arrival, Denis Villeneuve’s intriguing sci-fi that finds Amy Adams attempting to make first contact.
Arrival isn’t the only motion picture on Tiff’s slate to feature the Batman V Superman star, though, as Adams also holds a role in Tom Ford’s domestic thriller Nocturnal Animals. Penned by late Cincinnati author Austin Wright, the November release marks Ford’s first foray behind the lens since firing A Single Man to Oscar glory back in 2009.
This time around, the filmmaker is juggling a much bigger ensemble cast – an ensemble cast that takes center stage in today’s fresh batch of character posters. At the forefront of that roster is Amy Adams as Susan, a happily-married woman who is »
- Michael Briers
Over the past few years, director Denis Villeneuve has rapidly become one of the more interesting voices in Hollywood. In 2013, he burst onto the scene with his first mainstream film, Prisoners, which not only starred the likes of Hugh Jackman and Terrence Howard, but also managed to spellbind viewers almost instantly. His next film, Enemy, was a bit less mainstream in its appeal, but was still well respected as the artsy film it was. Villeneuve's profile was raised to the next level last year when he released the Oscar-nominated film Sicario.
The next movie on the docket for release is the intriguing-looking Arrival, a film that takes a close encounter story and gives it a unique spin -- one that focuses on communication and language. How would we communicate with an extra-terrestrial species? What would happen if we mis-communicated with them? And even worse, what if we did something out of respect, »
- Joseph Medina
Canadian director Denis Villeneuve is back on Venice's Lido after his film Incendies premiered at the Venice Film Festival's Venice Days strand in 2010. The film went on to capture an Academy Award nomination and started Villeneuve's work on a series of acclaimed films from Enemy to Prisoners to last year’s Sicario. After exploring the darker side of humanity in the drama genre, Villeneuve is coming around to his one-true passion, sci-fi, with two back-to-back films. The first, Arrival, based on the short story “Story of Your Life,” world premiered in competition in Venice. It
- Ariston Anderson
Paramount Pictures' highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Arrival, which stars Amy Adams (Justice League), Jeremy Renner (Captain America: Civil War), & Forest Whittaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) in the lead roles, has been receiving universal critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival all week and now, the excruciating wait is officially on for its mid-November release date. However, luckily for those that can't wait to see more from Denis Villeneuve's latest, The Playlist has debuted the first two clips from the mysterious feature and they are as intriguing as they are downright spooky. Check them out below: Arrival is a provocative science fiction thriller from acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners). When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team — lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) — are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team »
Title: Arrival Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg. ‘Arrival’ is a dream come true for the talented director of ‘Sicario’ and ‘Prisoners.’ Denis Villeneuve himself said: “I’ve dreamed of doing science fiction since I was ten years old,” and with his latest film he succeeds in creating a sophisticated philosophical sci-fi thriller; based upon Ted Chiang’s ‘Story of Your Life,’ with a reminiscence of ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind.’ When a mysterious spacecraft enters our planet, an elite team ? lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) ? is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
One of the most anticipated films coming out this fall, in November, is the sci-fi thriller “Arrival” which is considered to be a serious Oscar contender this year. Directed by French/Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (“Prisoners” one of my absolute favorite… Continue Reading → »
- Sergio Mims
Arrival held its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival earlier today and the first wave of reviews for Denis Villeneuve‘s new science fiction drama have been nothing short of glowing. It seems that Villeneuve, who has previously directed terrific movies like Enemy, Prisoners, and Sicario, is adept at smart genre filmmaking as he is at intense human […]
- Jacob Hall
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