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We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2012" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2013's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (roughly sorted in order of arrival)...
Movie 43 (dir. Virtually Everyone in Hollywood) - trailer here
Bullet the the Head (dir. »
Filmmaker Paul Greengrass, who was born in Surrey and directed such movies as The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and Green Zone, has received an honorary degree from Kingston University London.
Recognised for his outstanding contribution to television and cinema, Greengrass told an audience at the graduation ceremony that universities like Kingston had a vital role to play in preparing young people to work in the creative industries.
"Youngsters starting out probably aren't going to be supported and developed like I was in my early career, they're much more likely to be chewed up," he said. "This places a greater weight on universities like Kingston, which is a breeding ground for talent, to educate kids about the importance of point of view - it's the easiest thing to lose but the most important thing to hold on to."
Famous for his quasi-documentary technique, Paul is not only known for two »
- David Bentley
Tom Hanks has a problem with his dressing room.
The two-time Oscar winner and generally agreed-upon national treasure has just arrived backstage at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, dragging a duffel bag in each hand with his wife, Rita Wilson, trailing behind. (Wilson's wearing a neck brace, for some reason.) It's been 35 years since Hanks made a living in a place like the Freud – a 567-seat theater whose last big show was a student production of A Chorus Line – and though he has a reputation as a down-to-earth, easygoing guy, he's also, »
Director Paul Greengrass is certainly keeping himself busy at the moment with his forthcoming hostage drama Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks (Cloud Atlas), which centres on Captain Richard Phillips and his crew as they encounter Somali pirates, due to be released next year.
Greengrass has also been linked to Memphis, a project which focuses on civil rights activist Martin Luther King, and according to Variety, the Green Zone director is now also attached to a new crime drama written by Chris Terrio (Argo) and produced by George Clooney (The Ides of March) and Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck). There are no details about the story just yet and all we know so far is that the film takes place within New York crime syndicates.
Terrio is also keen to keep the momentum going after the huge success of Agro, with other projects including The Ends of The Earth, »
It's been a few years now since we've had a new Paul Greengrass film to look forward to. His next film, Captain Phillips, won't hit theatres until late next year, but in the meantime, he has no shortage of follow-up projects in development. His Martin Luther King Jr. drama Memphis fell apart last year after it lost studio backing, but recently it was revealed that he is in the process of securing independent funding. He also has an adaptation of Robert Harris' The Fear Index in development along with a documentary about the Fc Barcelona soccer team. Now another project has surfaced that could potentially trump all of these: an untitled crime thriller starring George Clooney. Read on for more details. According to Variety, Paul Greengrass is attached to direct and produce an upcoming film for Sony from the same team that brought us Ben Affleck's Argo. George Clooney »
Variety reports that English filmmaker Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum) is set to produce and direct an untitled crime thriller, involving New York crime syndicates, penned by Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio. The film will reunite Terrio with Argo producers Grant Heslov and George Clooney, with Clooney attached to star.
Greengrass’ last film was the 2010 thriller Green Zone, but he appears to be back in action. Next fall will see the release of his hostage drama Captain Phillips with star Tom Hanks, and his next effort will reportedly be a Martin Luther King Jr. biopic “Memphis.”
This will be the first collaboration between Greengrass and Clooney, who will be in theaters next starring opposite Sandra Bullock in Alfonso Cuaron’s sci -fi thriller Gravity. He’s also currently in negotiations to star in Brad Bird’s alien invasion film 1952, while simultaneously preparing for his next directorial effort, the WWII »
- Patrick Grieve
Paul Greengrass was recently linked to a film about the Martin Luther King assassination called Memphis and now it looks like the The Bourne Ultimatum director will lead another project which has already attracted some serious star powers. George Clooney is set to lead the untitled Crime-Thriller which will be set in New York and feature crime syndicates…and that’s pretty much all we know at this point. It is scripted by Argo screenwriter, Chris Terrio, and will be produced by several of Argo’s producers including Clooney himself.
It sounds promising, but obviously it’s hard to fully gauge with this little information. If it reaches anywhere near the quality of Argo though, it is sure to be amazing. Paul Greengrass next project, Captain Phillips, is scheduled to come out next year.
- Esben Evans
1.) Marvel has entered the casting stage with Guardians of the Galaxy, which I have to keep reminding myself has nothing to do with owls or the Easter Bunny. A shortlist has surfaced with the names of the actors auditioning for the part of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, the film's head protagonist. That list includes Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty), Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire"), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Lee Pace (Lincoln) and Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables). The studio is also said to be interested in Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), James Marsden (X-Men) and Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom). In the comics, Quill leads a team of alien superheroes who protect the solar system from an evil alien race. They have also worked with The Avengers, so there's plenty of crossover potential. And granted, I know nothing about the character, but does anyone else find it odd the ass-kicker from Warrior is up »
- Kevin Blumeyer
Clooney signed on to both produce and play the lead. The project is in development at Sony Pictures, where Clooney and Heslov’s Smoke House banner still has a first-look deal.
Smokehouse Pictures producers Heslov and Clooney are reteaming with Terrio, who became an in demand writer due to Argo, which has become an Oscar frontrunner.
Terrio got his start co-writing and directing his first feature-length film, Heights (Sony Pictures Classics, 2005). He’s also had three scripts on the Black List including Argo, Baltimore (unsold) and The Ends of the Earth with Jennifer Lawrence attached to topline and has already started »
- Nick Martin
Plot details are being held under wraps, but we do know that the story centers on criminal syndicates in New York. Chris Terrio wrote the script with Paul Greengrass set to direct. George Clooney will be staring and producing with Grant Heslov.
No production schedule has been released. »
Director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum) is set to helm an untitled crime picture written by Chris Terrio (Argo) and starring George Clooney (The Ides of March). Little is known about Terrio's script other than that it's an original story that centers on New York crime syndicates. Clooney will also produce with Grant Heslov through their Smoke House banner set up at Sony in a first-look deal. The team previously produced Argo and will once again team with Terrio for his new project and bring in Greengrass as director and producer. Hit the jump for more. Variety reported on the team-up of Greengrass, Clooney and Terrio. The up-and-coming screenwriter recently finished the first draft of Tell No One, the New York-set remake of French thriller for Warner Bros. Terrio also has A Murder Foretold in the works for Paramount and producers Mark Roybal and Steve Zaillian. In addition to Argo, »
- Dave Trumbore
After what seemed like a long period in the weeds following "Green Zone" and the collapse of 'Bourne 4,' Paul Greengrass looks poised for a comeback. Next fall brings his Tom Hanks-starring hostage drama "Captain Phillips" to the big screen, and just a couple of weeks ago it was reported that his Martin Luther King Jr. film is back on, with the wheels turning to make it his next effort. And now, he's got another movie percolating. Variety reports that Greengrass will direct an untitled crime movie penned by "Argo" scribe Chris Terrio, that will have George Clooney and Grant Heslov producing through their Smokehouse banner. The tie between Clooney, Heslov and Terrio is no surprise given that the actor was originally going to helm "Argo" before stepping down to produce instead. The project would mark the first pairing between Clooney and Greengrass, but it's certainly nice to see these two talents bringing their. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Paul Greengrass is attached to direct an untitled crime thriller with George Clooney signed on to both produce and play the lead. Variety has the news, saying that the script arrives from Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio. Details are few, but the Sony Pictures film is said to take place in New York and focus on criminal syndicates. The film will be a creative reunion of sorts for several members of the Argo team. In addition to Terrio and Clooney (who produced the Ben Affleck film), producer Grant Heslov is also attached, developing the project through his Smoke House pictures. Next October sees the release of Greengrass' latest, Captain Phillips and it was recently rumored that he was interested in next tackling the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination tale, Memphis »
Ok, so I’m not totally sure what to make of this Bad Kids Go To Hell movie just yet. We were sent the trailer via email; its got a catchy title, but is it horror? Do I post about it on the site? Or throw it under the “Beyond Fright” banner? At first glance of the following trailer, it looks like the filmmaker’s are attempting to do a modern day version of The Breakfast Club; hell they even have Judd Nelson in there in one of the adult roles. But then it looks like it takes a rather dark turn. Did they conjure up a nasty entity? Or is one of them killing the rest? Regardless, I’m not sure how to classify this flick but the press release under this video calls it The Grudge meets The Breakfast Club. So I figured it warranted a view. Check »
- Rob Galluzzo
When actors reach the end of their careers and look back on all that they achieved, it’s unlikely that many of them will be able to look out without at least a couple of mistakes rearing their ugly heads (unless we’re talking about Gary Oldman of course). For various reasons actors occasionally have to take on roles that end up being stinkers – to pay their mortgage perhaps, or because of the substances they might have taken to make their nights more entertaining, or simply because their agent was a filthy liar who convinced them of the most ludicrous of things – but it’s the roles that they missed out on that will probably really stick with them.
The annals of cinema history are riddled with stories of actors who almost played infamous roles, only to be dropped at the last minute, or during filming, or who chose consciously »
- Simon Gallagher
The long delayed Martin Luther King Jr biopic from Paul Greengrass looks like it is back in development and may be the director's next project. Greengrass has not directed a film since Green Zone in 2010. He was going to be making the Somali pirate movie A Captain's Duty, but that seems to have stalled as well. His Mlk movie, Memphis, was shut down at Universal a couple years ago due to pressure from the King family regarding the content of the screenplay. According to Deadline, the King »
- Alex Maidy
1.) Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) has been considered one of the frontrunners (at least among fanboys) to direct Star Wars: Episode VII since the project was announced a few weeks ago. The fact that fellow Pixar mind Michael Arndt was hired to write the script seemed to make the pairing all the more likely. But now, after posting a series of tweets over the weekend, Bird has joined the ranks of directors who have publicly confirmed they are not directing Episode VII. He'll instead focus on his own original science fiction film 1952, which has George Clooney attached to star. You can also add Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow to that list. He took to twitter to dispel the rumors that he might already have the job after a video from the Seattle-based The MacGuffin filmed in June began making the rounds. Here's the pertinent quote from the »
- Kevin Blumeyer
Martin Luther King was in Memphis to support poor sanitation workers the day before he was shot on Apr. 4, 1968. Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy) wrote the script called Memphis, which takes place during the final days of Dr. King’s life, but the biopic has been put on indefinite hold, due to financial issues.
However, the Memphis project is coming back around. Veritas is reportedly in negotiations to finance with Wild Bunch. Greengrass and producer Scott Rudin moved on to make the Sony drama Captain Phillips, and now it appears that the Mlk’s biopic is coming back around with Greengrass and Rudin hoping to make it their next project.
As I mentioned above, the story takes place during the final days of Dr. King’s life in the titular Tennessee city, juxtaposed with the manhunt for King’s assassin, James Earl Ray, ‘involving some of the federal authorities who, »
- Nick Martin
Now though, Wild Bunch is reportedly becoming involved in the project which will be Greengrass' next directorial outing post-Phillips.
Set in the days leading up to Dr. King's assassination in Tennessee in April 1968, this looks at the time late in the man's life when his marriage was faltering, his outspokenness on the Vietnam War had cost him his relationship with President Lyndon B. Johnson, and his recent interests put him on the fringes of the rising Black Power movement.
Greengrass wrote "Memphis" based on his own original research.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
After making two of the most successful films in the Bourne franchise, then scoring a Best Director Oscar nomination for the harrowing United 93, Paul Greengrass seemed capable of doing just about anything, the rare director who had the commercial clout and critical acclaim to get a movie made on his name alone. Then came Green Zone, a financial flop, and the end of plans to make a fourth Bourne, and with that Greengrass's momentum seemed to have slowed considerably. He got back to work recently on Captain Phillips, a drama starring Tom Hanks based on the real-life capture of an American shipping vessel by Somali pirates, and now he seems to have regained enough momentum to bring back a project that seemed dead. According to Deadline Greengrass and producer Scott Rudin are once again putting together Memphis, a drama about the final days of Martin Luther King, Jr. They »
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