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The Monopoly Movie Just Took A Big Step Forward

2 July 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Of all the absurd ideas for commercially motivated films based on known properties, the long-gestating Monopoly movie certainly distinguishes itself as one of the most prominent. However, it appears that after a nixed summer shoot, the board of this prospective big-budget game bonanza has been reset with the acquisition of a new scriptwriter, revealing an intriguing family-friendly direction. In an official announcement from the film's financier, Lionsgate, it was revealed that screenwriter Andrew Niccol has been tapped to pen the Monopoly script. Niccol is known as the rather eclectically focused scribe behind the groundbreaking Jim Carrey concept comedy, The Truman Show, dystopic sci-fi vehicle, Gattaca, Tom Hanks dramedy, The Terminal, and the 2013 failed Ya tent-pole attempt, The Host. The acquisition indicates a possibly wholesome direction for the Monopoly film. According to the film's official description: The story centers on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community »

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New Projects: ‘The Birds’, ‘Monopoly’, and ‘Ashley’s War’

2 July 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Every time it feels like Hollywood has decided to remake a property that couldn’t be more sacred, they one up the ante. Michael Bay has been prepping a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense/horror classic The Birds, and Variety reports that the project has now found its director: Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen. Van Rooijen has directed the thrillers Tape and Daylight previously, but never a film in the English language.

Hitchcock’s film from 1963, arguably his last great movie and the story of how birds terrorized a small town in Northern California, has never been officially remade, but its influences are everywhere. Heck, even Jurassic World has a scene with pterodactyls worthy of Hitch.

No details on additional plot points or when production is expected to begin have yet been revealed.

So far the list of movies based on board games includes Clue, Battleship, Jumanji, and maybe someday, »

- Brian Welk

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Andrew Niccol to Write Lionsgate's 'Monopoly' Movie in the Works

1 July 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Will they finally pass Go and collect $200? It sounds like it will happen this time! Lionsgate has announced officially that they're moving forward on development with a Monopoly movie, the next big franchise being readied based on a Hasbro brand. For years and years we covered development on Ridley Scott's version of a Monopoly movie at Universal, and it seemed like it was getting close to happening at one point. However, this new version doesn't have a director involved just yet. Instead, they say that writer/director Andrew Niccol (of Gattaca, Lord of War, In Time, The Host and Good Kill most recently) will be writing the screenplay. Not directing, just writing. That's the only bit of news other than that this is coming soon. Here's a quote from the news story, via THR, about Andrew Niccol's involvement in the Monopoly movie: "Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, »

- Alex Billington

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Lionsgate Lines Up 'Monopoly' Movie with Hasbro and Andrew Niccol Writing

1 July 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Lionsgate announced this morning they are resurrecting a film adaptation of the board game Monopoly, a project Ridley Scott was attempting to get off the ground for many years to no avail. The studio is teaming with Hasbro on the project and have brought aboard Andrew Nicool (The Truman Show, Gattaca, The Terminal) to write the screenplay, no word yet on whether or not he will also direct. "Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in 'Monopoly' that has multigenerational appeal," said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-President Erik Feig in a press release. "Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as The Truman Show, Gattaca and The Terminal. He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property into a big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, »

- Brad Brevet

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Good Kill movie review: American droner

15 May 2015 8:42 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

There are important issues running through this, but the film forgets to be sufficiently engaging in the course of being Significant. I’m “biast” (pro): like Andrew Niccol

I’m “biast” (con): …though he keeps failing to measure up to his earliest work

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

It’s desert warfare, but not as we’ve known it. From a room in the sands of suburban Las Vegas, drone pilots kill people in different deserts half a world away. It sounds like science fiction — and given that Good Kill is from writer-director Andrew Niccol, of The Truman Show and Gattaca and The Host fame, you might be forgiven for thinking that that’s what it is. But this is based on reality; in fact, it’s set half a decade ago, in 2010. Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke: Boyhood) is a former combat pilot »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Good Kill | Review

11 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Fatal Irony: Is There Anything Good About This Kill?

Nearly two decades after collaborating on the shrewd and subtly realized sci-fi allegory, Gattaca, Ethan Hawke again teams up with writer/director Andrew Niccol for Good Kill, which details the experiences of a drone pilot struggling with the implications of his vocation. It, like its predecessor, is an acutely analytical, slyly stylized work with social relevance. But unlike that more metaphorical genre piece, this very literal, accessible film has more of a manufactured, politically pointed feel to it.

Niccol, a director that’s made a career out of dissecting the fundamental ideals of socio-cultural trends and examining their inherent, fatal flaws, is again using the medium as a sounding board for social discussion. Having recently assessed the more oblique, ideological nature of the one-percent ethos (In Time) and the resurgence of Communist values (The Host), he’s shifted his focus to »

- Robert Bell

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35 Movies You Need to See This Summer

18 April 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Whether you like it or not, the summer movie season is right around the corner! Of course, blockbusters sprout up all throughout the year, with movies like The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Furious 7 setting the box office on fire even before the "official" summer movie season kicks off...But the four-month period between May and August is simply jam-packed with big-budget tentpoles, outlandish comedies and even a few memorable indie dramas. Before you start snatching up tickets to your favorite summer movies, we have a handy guide breaking down all of the major studio blockbusters, and even a few independent flicks that have the potential to break out into the mainstream. Here our the 35 movies you simply can't miss this summer!

1Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, »

- MovieWeb

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Woman in Gold movie review: more than just a pretty picture

10 April 2015 1:25 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A deeply moving and very satisfying piece of entertainment that knits up seemingly disparate elements in a tapestry of family pain and pride. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Maria Altmann just wants back that portrait of her aunt, the pretty one that used to hang in her family’s home when she was a child, and which reminds her of her aunt, who died far too young. Problem is, that home was in Vienna in the 1930s, and when the Nazis swooped in, they confiscated the painting and all her family’s other belongings. And despite Austria’s new spirit of reconciliation in the late 90s, including efforts toward art restitution, this painting is different. It’s Gustav Klimt’s famous “Woman in Gold” — now known as “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” — and it »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Sam Claflin on The Riot Club, Playing a Wanker, and His Pretty Woman Moment

27 March 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When The Riot Club debuted at the Toronto Film Festival last September, I predicted it would be your next favorite pretty-boys flick. Think The History Boys meets Skulls, but with satirical commentary on the English class system and a cast straight out of British GQ. Based on Laura Wade’s play Posh, the film follows a club of hedonistic wankers, including The Hunger GamesSam Claflin, Jupiter Ascending’s Douglas Booth, and The Host’s Max Irons. But no cast member has more to chew on than Claflin, whose character Alastair has spent his life living in the shadow of his older brother, and [spoiler] who actually stands on a table during a debauched formal dinner and makes a speech about how much he hates poor people. Claflin, for the record, grew up very much not posh in Ipswich, Suffolk. Vulture spoke to him by phone about playing the bad guy for once, »

- Jada Yuan

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The Good Kill Trailer Has Ethan Hawke Tormented By His Position In War

22 March 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } Writer/director Andrew Niccol (The Host) is teaming up with Ethan Hawke yet again for his new film Good Kill, this time sending him to war in the Middle East. Check out the upcoming film's below trailer, which sees Hawke tormented by the difficulties involved in his position as an Air Force drone warfare pilot. After watching the above trailer, it's clear Good Kill intends on exploring the many struggles military officers may encounter in the face of modern warfare. The film looks very serious, incredibly intense and promises more than a few edge-of-your-seat sequences. While there will surely be a number of scenes showing the extent to which combat has shifted in the 21st Century, the film promises to be more than just about war. From the looks of the trailer, it looks as though it will examine themes of love, family and most »

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Watch: Drone Warfare Plagues Ethan Hawke in Heart-Pounding 'Good Kill' Trailer

20 March 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Ethan Hawke Talks Drone Warfare in Clips from Tiff Talks IFC Films has released the first official U.S. trailer for Andrew Niccol's drone warfare drama "Good Kill." The film premiered in competition for the Golden Bear at the Venice Film Festival and also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Fresh off his Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for "Boyhood," Ethan Hawke steps into the role of an Air Force pilot who comes to miss the contact of combat when he's relegated to flying drones. Forced to fight using nothing but a remote controller for 12 hours a day, the pilot begins to question his mission as Niccol examines the psychology behind some of modern warfare's most instrumental procedures.  "Good Kill" marks Niccol's first film since the disastrous Ya-adapted "The Host" in 2013, though something about the timely and dramatic premise seems much more suited for the »

- Zack Sharf

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ITV's Beowulf casts Da Vinci's Demons & Downton Abbey actors

12 March 2015 4:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

ITV has found their Beowulf in the form of Da Vinci's Demons' Kieran Bew. Step this way for more casting news and a first look at the set...

ITV is getting in on Game Of Thrones' swords-and-dragons action with its forthcoming Beowulf series, a thirteen-part adventure due to arrive later this year.

The show, which is set to occupy similiar Anglo-Saxon territory as the BBC's new The Last Kingdom and The History Channel's Vikings, has announced its cast. Taking the title role of heroic monster-hunter Beowulf is Kieran Bew (Da Vinci's Demons, The Bletchley Circle), joined by William Hurt (The HostDark City) as legendary Danish king Hrothgar, Joanne Whalley (Wolf HallThe Borgias) as Rheda, Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) as Slean, David Ajala as Rate, and more.

The official press bumf describes the series as "essentially, a western set in the Dark Ages of Britain's mythic past", to »

- louisamellor

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The Grand Budapest Hotel movie review: best exotic nonsense

11 March 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A grownup storybook of a movie spun out of candy-colored nonsense that challenges you to embrace its falseness and deny its romance. I’m “biast” (pro): love Wes Anderson

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Thank god for Wes Anderson. Our entertainment ecosystem may be one of bland tediousness in which creatively bankrupt movie machines spit out the same stories over and over again, but once in a while Anderson will commute from the other plane of existence he lives on — I imagine the colors are brighter there, and the air always faintly redolent of baking cookies — to bestow upon us a cinematic bonbon such as The Grand Budapest Hotel. Anderson’s boons are a torment as much as a treat, of course, reminders of just how unoriginal almost everyone else making movies is. Somehow, I endure them anyway.

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- MaryAnn Johanson

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Diane Kruger Finds The Infiltrator

15 February 2015 9:39 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With Bryan Cranston and Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman locked in to reunite for a new thriller called The Infiltrator, they’ve now found someone to co-star with the artist formerly known as Walter White. Inglourious BasterdsDiane Kruger is that someone.Adapted by Ellen Brown Furman from customs and excise agent Robert Mazur’s autobiography, the film will find Cranston as Mazur, who must investigate dodgy dealings by going undercover as a man named Bob Musella. There’s no word on what part Kruger will be playing in the film, but she’s snatched the second lead role.While Furman had hoped to be rolling the cameras last month, he’s had to wait a little longer to get cracking on this one, with shooting set to start shortly.Kruger, most recently seen here as an alien in The Host, has several films in the works including Fathers And Daughters, »

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'The Infiltrator' Teams Diane Kruger with Bryan Cranston

13 February 2015 1:13 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Diane Kruger has signed on to play the female lead in Good Films' The Infiltrator, alongside Bryan Cranston. We first reported on this project back in October, when Bryan Cranston signed on to star. No details were given for Diane Kruger's character at this time

The film is based on the true story of Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston), a federal customs and excise agent who lived the high life of Colombia's most powerful cartels while using his undercover alias Bob Musella, all the while recording damning evidence that culminated in a major takedown at a staged wedding. His target under Operation C-Chase was bankers who manipulated complex international finance systems in order to launder money for drug lords like Pablo Escobar, and ultimately proved critical in the conviction of General Manuel Noriega.

Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner, Runner) is set to direct from an adapted screenplay by Ellen Brown Furman. »

- MovieWeb

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8 Actors Who Could Be the Next Spider-Man!

11 February 2015 | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Spidey's coming home!

After the groundbreaking announcement on Monday that Sony and Marvel reached a deal for the beloved Spider-Man to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we went from marvelously happy to a bit sad. Andrew Garfield will likely not reprise his role -- and let’s face it, he’s a perfect Peter Parker.

But at least we get to speculate on who should be the newest web-slinger.

Logan Lerman

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Logan Lerman is known for his title role in the Percy Jackson films, or as Charlie in Perks of Being a Wallflower. The 23-year-old actor’s gorgeous blue eyes and boyish charm are the perfect combo to perfectly encapsulate Peter Parker.

Daniel Radcliffe

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It’s been a trying road for Daniel Radcliffe to break out of his Harry Potter roots. But recent years have proven he’s much more than a wizard – and let’s be honest, as long as »

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Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger In Final Negotiations to Star in This Man, This Woman

28 January 2015 2:14 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Oscar winner Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, National Treasure) are in final negotiations to star in the romance feature film This Man, This Woman, to be directed by Isabel Coixet whose new film Nobody Wants The Night opens the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, it was announced today by Fortitude International co-founders, Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum, and producer Mike Lobell (The Freshman, Striptease).

Fortitude International is financing the film and will handle foreign sales on the project being introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next month.

De Barros and Barnum serve as executive producers. Lobell is producing the film.

The romance is written by Oscar winner Frederic Raphael (Eyes Wide Shut, Darling, Two For The Road).

CAA is representing domestic rights.

An estranged man, Matt Heller, and a woman, Martha Parks (Cruz »

- Michelle McCue

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Drones Go Off The Rail In Trailer For ‘Good Kill’ With Ethan Hawke

7 January 2015 2:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director Andrew Niccol teams up with his Gattaca and Lord Of War star Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) in another Taliban inspired war film, this time about drones.

Shot by Amir Mokri (Transformers: Age Of Extinction) and produced by the team from The Hurt Locker, Dallas Buyers Club and Killer Joe, the film centres upon fighter-pilot turned drone pilot Tom Egan (Hawke) who questions the ethics of his mission taking pot shots against an enemy half way around the world.

The film also stars Zoë Kravitz, January Jones, Jake Abel (The Host) and the legendary Bruce Greenwood. Here you go:

Good Kill opens in theatres on 10th April 2015.

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- Sacha Hall

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Ethan Hawke Stars In First Trailer For Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill

6 January 2015 7:11 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Director Andrew Niccol (Lord Of War, In Time, The Host, Gattaca) reunites with Ethan Hawke in this new trailer for Good Kill.

The movie had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September.

Guy Lodge (Variety) wrote Good Kill is, “a tense war drama notable for its tact and intelligence.”

A fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot, based in Las Vegas, fights the Taliban by remote control for twelve hours a day, then goes home to the suburbs and feuds with his wife and kids for the other twelve. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he fighting a war without end? One soldier’s tale with epic implications.

The film also stars Bruce Greenwood, Jake Abel, January Jones, and Zoe Kravitz and will open in 2015.

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- Michelle McCue

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Watch: New Trailer for 'Good Kill', Starring Ethan Hawke and January Jones

6 January 2015 9:47 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Remember when Andrew Niccol made Gattacac Seems like such a distant, fleeting memory, doesn't itc Because since then... let's just say his track record has not been the greatest. His last two films, the pretty bad In Time and the sh*t storm that is The Host, show a guy who just cannot seem to make anything worthwhile anymore. So, with all that being said, he has a new movie coming out called Good Kill, and you can watch the new trailer for it below. Niccol is reuniting with his Gattaca star Ethan Hawke for this one, so I guess that is a positive. Though, Hawke, in my opinion, does not have the best track record either as an actor, outside his work with Richard Linklater. He is fine in Gattaca, but I would not say those two sparkle and shine. The film also stars January Jones, Bruce Greenwood, and Zoe Kravitz. »

- Mike Shutt

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