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Emboldened, perhaps, by the life-affirming message of “Swiss Army Man,” Paul Dano is set to go behind the camera for the first time. The actor will make his directorial debut with “Wildlife,” an adaptation of Richard Ford’s 1990 novel that Dano has co-written along with Zoe Kazan.
Neither actor is expected to appear onscreen in the film, reports Variety. “Wildlife” tells of a teenager named Joe Brinson whose parents’ marriage slowly dissolves after the family moves to Montana in 1960. Dano and Kazan have been in a relationship since 2007 and co-starred in “Ruby Sparks” (which Kazan wrote solo) together four years ago. Kazan’s recent credits include “Our Brand Is Crisis” and the South by Southwest premiere “My Blind Brother,” while Dano has been seen in “12 Years a Slave,” “Prisoners” and “Love & Mercy.”
- Michael Nordine
Eric Heisserer bristles at the label of horror movie screenwriter. It’s understandable. While his produced credits include a Final Destination sequel and the remakes of The Thing and A Nightmare on Elm Street, Heisserer points out that he has authored 56 feature film scripts and only eight of them have been in the horror genre. That connotation may change later this year when Heisserer’s screenplay for the sci-fi film Arrival hits screens from Prisoners and Sicario director Denis Villeneuve. But for now Heisserer and I are talking about Lights Out, a new horror offering based on director David F. Sandberg’s […] »
- Matt Mulcahey
Variety is reporting that The Walking Dead star Lennie James is in talks with Alcon Entertainment to join the cast of the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, which is being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario).
James will join a cast that includes the returning Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard alongside new additions Ryan Gosling (The Nice Guys), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Carla Juri (Morris From America), Ana de Armas (Knock Knock), Dave Bautista (Spectre), Mackenzie Davis (The Martian), Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man), Hiam Abbass (Munich) and Sylvia Hoeks (Tirza).
See Also: You can check out concept art from the Blade runner sequel here and here
The as-yet-untitled Blade Runner sequel is set for release on October 6th 2017.
- Gary Collinson
Lennie James (The Walking Dead) is set to join the previously announced cast of Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass and Dave Bautista, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing the film to be released October 6, 2017. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.
The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details »
Hot off his turn in The Walking Dead season 6, it is Lennie James that will join the sci-fi sequel’s crowded roster. No word yet on who James will be playing (Replicant? Human?), all we know is that he’ll be rubbing shoulders with Harrison Ford’s Deckard, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Guardians fan-favorite Dave Bautista and Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi.
That makes for quite the enviable casting docket, which is reason enough for us to lend Warner and Alcon Entertainment’s long-rumored follow-up the benefit of the doubt. That, coupled with Villeneuve’s recent track record (read: Prisoners and the Emily Blunt-fronted actioner Sicario) which has witnessed the »
- Michael Briers
James will be joining an all-star cast that includes Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, and Dave Bautista. In addition to the impressive cast, the film also boasts director Denis Villeneuve at the helm, who is best known for Prisoners and, more recently, Sicario.
As of this writing, few details regarding the plot have made themselves known to the general public. All we really do know is that the film takes place decades after the first Blade Runner in a future Los Angeles where The Climate Has Gone Berserk and the "ocean, the rain, the snow is all toxic."
The original film's director, Ridley Scott, is serving as executive producer, and cinematography legend Roger Deakins is re-teaming with Villeneuve on this project after working with him on last year's Sicario. »
- Joseph Medina
In addition to bringing Morgan to life on The Walking Dead, Lennie James has played many memorable roles in films, including Snatch, 24 Hour Party People, and Get on Up. It’s now been announced that the actor will return to the big screen to play a yet-to-be-revealed character in Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel:
Press Release: Lennie James (The Walking Dead) is set to join the previously announced cast of Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner sequel which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass and Dave Bautista, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing the film to be released October 6, 2017. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories. »
- Derek Anderson
British actor Lennie James, of “The Walking Dead” fame, has been cast in the “Blade Runner” sequel, Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove announced Tuesday. The film, being directed by Denis Villeneuve (“Sicario,” “Prisoners”), already has Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass and Dave Bautista in the cast. To be distributed by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony in all overseas territories, the film opens in theaters on Oct. 6, 2017. Also Read: 'Blade Runner' Sequel Adds Barkhad Abdi to Cast The upcoming “Blade. »
- Meriah Doty
The Toronto International Film Festival — aka Tiff — has announced its first round of picks for this year’s festival, including Galas and Special Presentations, along with the festival’s opening night selection, Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven,” and their closing night pick, Kelly Fremon Craig’s feature directorial debut “The Edge of Seventeen.” Filled with early awards contenders, returning filmmakers and favorites from other festivals from around the globe, it’s a meaty selection of offerings that firmly announces the imminent arrival of the cinematic bonanza otherwise known as the fall festival season.
There are plenty of familiar faces here, including Denis Villeneuve, who will be bringing his “Arrival” to the same festival that has also screened his “Sicario” and “Prisoners” in previous years. The year after debuting his “Being Charlie” at Tiff, director Rob Reiner will return with his Woody Harrelson-starring biopic “Lbj.” Lone Scherfig, who has »
- Kate Erbland
The first official image from the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, which is still officially untitled, has been released by Warner Brothers/ Sony Pictures.
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing and principal photography is scheduled to begin this month. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.
“I’ve always been attracted to science-fiction films with strong visual signatures that lead us into unique parallel worlds and the original ‘Blade Runner’ is by far the best of all time,” Villeneuve said in an official release. “Ridley Scott had the genius to blend science-fiction and film noir to create this unique exploration of human condition. The new ‘Blade Runner’ is an extension of the first movie a few decades later.”
- Paul Heath
Want a look at what a futuristic Los Angeles will look like in the Blade Runner sequel? EW unveiled new concept art from the follow-up film that features the West Coast under siege by noxious snow and rain.
The concept art below (courtesy of EW) offers an intriguing look at a bleak Los Angeles set at least thirty years after the original Blade Runner that took place in 2019, placing the sequel in the late 2040s or beyond.
Scheduled for an October 6th, 2017 release, the Blade Runner sequel stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford (who will reprise his role as Rick Deckard), Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Dave Bautista, Carla Juri, Cameron Howe, and Barkhad Abdi.
An Alcon Entertainment movie, the Blade Runner sequel begins filming this month with Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) behind the camera and acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins on board to work his magic. Ridley Scott will executive produce the project, »
- Derek Anderson
With principal photography beginning later this month, EW have revealed our first look at Denis Vielneuve’s (Prisoners) thirty five years in the making Blade Runner sequel, capturing the future noir look of the original perfectly, and showing that after all this time it’s still raining in the far off future. Picking pup several decades after the events of the 1982 original, Harrison Ford once again reprises his iconic role of Rick Deckard, alongside lead Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Barked Abdi (Captain Philips), and David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man). The long awaited sequel is set for release October 6th 2017. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The studio pacted with YouTube to invite eight up-and-coming creators to shoot scary short films at YouTube Space New York, on new sets inspired by the “Lights Out” movie. The videos are slated to go live Friday, one week ahead of the July 22 debut of “Lights Out,” a New Line Cinema presentation distributed by Warner Bros. The shorts will appear on the individual creator channels, as well as the YouTube Space channel, the official Warner Bros. YouTube channel and promoted through social media platforms.
In 2013, for a short-film competition, »
- Todd Spangler
While Blade Runner wasn’t very well received upon its released in the early 1980s, it has held up over time and is now revered as a dramatic science fiction film to which all others are compared. It was slow, contemplative, and life-changing for a great number of people, not the least of whom was director Denis Villeneuve, who is set to helm the anticipated Blade Runner sequel.
“I remember the opening sequence perfectly,” Villeneuve told EW. And it’s not just the opening sequence he remembers. After watching the film “thousands of times,” he claims to know the whole thing by heart. “That note of music; seeing Los Angeles in 2019; that smog; that darkness. It’s really the movie that gave birth to my desire to become a director.”
While the world could have very much gone on just fine without a Blade Runner 2, if you were to give a sequel to a filmmaker, »
- Joseph Medina
Ryan Lambie Jul 18, 2016
Update: Following hot on the heels of the first pieces of Blade Runner 2 concept art published by Entertainment Weekly, a third piece of artwork has emerged via the movie's publicists.
Showing a distinctily familiar future city - all gaudy neon signs and inclement weather - it certainly looks of a piece with the Blade Runner universe dreamed up by Ridley Scott and his team back in 1982. We've added it to our gallery of images above, too, so if you want to see a larger version of it, click on the shiny buttons above.
More on Blade Runner 2 as we get it.
Blade Runner 2: new concept art and story details emerge
How do you follow up a movie like Blade Runner? A self-contained story and also one of the »
With just a week to go until its Us release, we’ve got a bunch of new TV spots and clips for the upcoming horror Lights Out, which is directed by David S. Sandberg, from his award-winning 2013 short of the same name; take a look below after the official synopsis…
See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Lights Out
When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out. »
- Amie Cranswick
Top of the Lake co-director Garth Davis has two films in the works, one in post and one in pre-production. While Lion will see a release this fall, the latter, Mary Magdalene, has just gotten some great news as Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to star opposite Rooney Mara, along with Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus Christ, Deadline reports. Ejiofor would play one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, Peter, who was also his lead disciple and denied Jesus three times before being forgiven after the Resurrection. Mary Magdalene is being produced by See-Saw films, with a script penned by Helen Edmund and Philippa Goslett. Before then, Ejiofor will play a role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
In comedy news, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Plan B Entertainment are set to produce Mike White‘s new feature Brad’s Status, THR reports. Ben Stiller is in final talks to star in the film following Brad, »
- Mike Mazzanti
David Dastmalchian (“The Dark Knight”) and Hiam Abbass (“Munich”) are set to join the previously announced cast of Alcon Entertainment’s untitled “Blade Runner” sequel, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.
Denis Villeneuve (“Sicario”) is directing the film to be released Oct. 6, 2017. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.
The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.”
Ridley Scott directed the original, which was set in 2019 Los Angeles, with Deckard »
- Dave McNary
The story is set amid an alien invasion and centers on a divorced couple who must travel on foot from downtown Atlanta to the suburbs, where their young children are home alone. No director or actors are on board yet.
Spielberg explored similar themes in 2005 sci-fier “War of the Worlds,” a contemporized version of the H.G. Wells novel. The film starred Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning, produced by his Amblin Entertainment and Cruise/Wagner, grossed nearly $600 million worldwide.
- Dave McNary
The long-accepted rule in the film industry is that established names bring in the box office gold. Hollywood has always relied on big-name actors to guarantee them big box office. But is the trend changing now? Are fans now becoming less interested in A-list actors than in the characters they play?
A-List Hollywood stars get the big money because they bring in big profits for Hollywood studios. Or at least, they have up until now. Is the era of the A-Lister starting to fade? It’s possible, because in recent years, it seems that film fans have more interest in the role and less in the person playing the role. Look at what’s been happening to many A-lister in recent years.
Let’s take Johnny Depp, for instance. He used to play a variety of roles and could draw in crowds with his name alone. More recently, however, his »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
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