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‘Shield of Straw’ English-Language Remake in the Works With Chris Weitz

25 August 2015 4:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

All Nippon Entertainment Works and Nippon Television are teaming with Chris Weitz for an English-language remake of Japanese thriller “Shield of Straw.”

Nippon TV’s Naoaki Kitajima and Depth of Field’s Weitz, Andrew Miano and Dan Balgoyen will produce. The husband-wife team of Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt (“Olympus Has Fallen”) is adapting the screenplay.

The original 2013 film, directed by Takashi Miike, centered on a team of five police officers charged with protecting an accused killer who has been marked for death by the billionaire grandfather of his latest victim. The film, starring Takao Osawa and Nanako Matsushima, unspooled in competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

“What struck us most about the original film was how at the core of this action thriller, there was an intense morality tale,” Weitz said. “It’s one that analyzed the gray area between the law and justice, as well as what rights »

- Dave McNary

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Gabriel Chavarria lands lead role in War of the Planet of the Apes

25 August 2015 7:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new report from Deadline has confirmed that A Better Life actor Gabriel Chavarria is in talks to play one of two human leads in 2017’s War of the Planet of the Apes.

The young actor, who made his feature film debut in 2007’s Freedom Writers, is a series regular on Hulu’s series East Los High. He is also set to star in Universal’s 2016 film Low Riders alongside Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) and Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight). 

War will be the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot franchise, which began in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes and continued in 2014 with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Rise was a surprise hit when it was released in theaters over four years ago, grossing more than $480 million on a $93 million budget; however, Dawn proved to be an even bigger box office success, »

- Justin Cook

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War Of The Planet Of The Apes Casts Gabriel Chavarria As Human Lead

25 August 2015 1:32 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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At the close of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jason Clarke was seen bidding farewell to Caesar, before squirreling his family away to safety in the face of impending war. That freed up space in the franchise for a new human lead, a hole we’re learning Gabriel Chavarria will fill for 2017’s War of the Planet of the Apes.

Chavarria has some feature credits to his name, including 2007’s Freedom Writers and 2011’s A Better Life, but is best known for his work in TV’s East Los High. I’m not familiar with the show, but did catch him in A Better Life, where he made a solid impression.

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Chavarria is only in his mid-20s, which makes him considerably younger than previous franchise heads James Franco (33 at the time of Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and the aforementioned Clarke »

- Daniel Kelly

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'War of the Planet of the Apes' Casts 'Lowriders' Star in the Lead

24 August 2015 5:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Gabriel Chavarria, who stars in Universal's upcoming drama Lowriders, is being eyed for one of the two main human roles in 20th Century Fox's Planet of the Apes 3. We reported back in May that the the sequel is now entitled War of the Planet of the Apes, and this movie title has now been confirmed by Deadline. No details were given about his character, but the role was compared to James Franco's role in 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

The War of the Planet of the Apes title certainly make sense, since last year's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes teased an all-out war between the apes and the humans. 20th Century Fox has already set a July 14, 2017 release date for Planet of the Apes 3, which currently has that release date all to itself, although there is plenty of competition around it. Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales »

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Watch the trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

12 August 2015 9:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following a couple of new posters released earlier this week (here and here), the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight has landed online.

Check out the trailer below:

In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, »

- Luke Owen

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Demian Bichir featured on new poster for The Hateful Eight

11 August 2015 11:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following yesterday’s release of a poster for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, IMDb has just unveiled another new poster for the film. While Kurt Russell’s John Ruth and Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Daisy Domergue were featured on yesterday’s poster, today’s shows Demian Bichir’s Bob by himself. See it here…

In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, »

- Justin Cook

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New poster for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

10 August 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new poster has arrived online for The Hateful Eight, the hotly-anticipated Western from director Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)…

See Also: Ennio Morricone to provide an original score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

See Also: New images from The Hateful Eight

In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, »

- Gary Collinson

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Demián Bichir Blasts Donald Trump: He Won't Be President!

13 July 2015 5:24 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Demián Bichir isn't worried that Donald Trump will become the next president of the United States. "I wouldn't really waste so much energy on small enemies. This guy will come in and out in two seconds," says the Mexican actor, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role as an undocumented immigrant facing deportation in the 2011 drama A Better Life. I caught up with Bichir at Comic-Con, where he was promoting Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. "It's a matter of ignorance, and he really does not know much about our culture and what Mexicans have done for this country and that we continue to do that," Bichir said of the Republican hopeful. "Just the fact that he »

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Sdcc: Ennio Morricone to provide an original score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

11 July 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Quentin Tarantino and the cast of The Hateful Eight are currently showcasing the upcoming Western in Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con, and as part of the panel it has been announced that legendary composer Ennio Morricone is set to provide an original score for the film.

See Also: New Comic-Con poster for The Hateful Eight

It will mark Morricone’s first original Western score in almost 35 years, having notably scored classic Spaghetti Westerns such as Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West., as well as many others.

See Also: New images from The Hateful Eight

In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive »

- Gary Collinson

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Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson in new image from Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

2 July 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International next weekend, a new image has arrived online from Quentin Tarantino’s western The Hateful Eight, which gives us a new look at Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson. Check it out here via EW…

See Also: More images from The Hateful Eight

In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, »

- Gary Collinson

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Tarantino Is Bringing 'Hateful Eight' to Comic Con

26 June 2015 5:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Weinstein Company announced today that Academy Award winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino and the cast of his upcoming feature The Hateful Eight are set to make a huge splash at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The beloved director and actors behind his hotly anticipated Christmas Day release will appear in a Hall H panel on Saturday, July 11th at 1:30pm. The presentation will include a discussion with Quentin Tarantino and the cast about the production, its upcoming roadshow release, the glorious 70mm format that it will be released in, and an exclusive premiere of footage from the film. The panel will be moderated by Chris Hardwick of Nerdist.

TWC will release The Hateful Eight in select theaters on December 25, 2015 with an exclusive two-week roadshow opening in 70mm. Following the two-week engagement, the film will open with a digital theatrical release nationwide on January 8, 2016, while continuing to be shown in 70mm as well. »

- MovieWeb

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First images from Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

8 May 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last night we got our first look at Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight thanks to the cover of the latest issue of EW, and now we’ve got a batch of images from the hotly-anticipated Western, which you can see here…

In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, »

- Gary Collinson

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Steven Spielberg to direct new sci-fi adaptation Ready Player One

25 March 2015 2:34 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Steven Spielberg is to direct an adaptation of science fiction project Ready Player One.

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker will steer the reworking of Ernest Cline's 2011 sci-fi novel of the same name.

Spielberg reuniting with Tom Hanks & John Williams on Bridge of Spies

The director will work with Warner Bros on the film, his first collaboration with the studio for 14 years.

Ready Player One tells the story of a gamer from 2044, who attempts to find a hidden Easter Egg in a virtual world that comes with a great prize. The gamer, named Wade Watts, must decipher a host of clues based on 1980s pop culture.

As Deadline reports, Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, The Avengers) has written the latest version of the script, having taken over from Cline and Eric Eason (A Better Life).

Spielberg re-teaming with Jurassic World director for new sci-fi film

Warner Bros' President of Creative »

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Chris Weitz Talks ‘Star Wars’ Standalone for the First Time: “Expect Everything”

2 March 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

On paper, Chris Weitz might seem like an unlikely choice to write a Star Wars movie. As a director, he’s best at realistic fare like About A Boy and A Better Life. He’s done bigger fantasy too, like The Golden Compass and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, but those are based on books. Even his latest film, […]

The post Chris Weitz Talks ‘Star Wars’ Standalone for the First Time: “Expect Everything” appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Berlin: Guillaume Canet Joins Jamie Dornan in War Drama ‘Jadotville’

29 January 2015 5:41 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guillaume Canet is joining “Fifty Shades of Grey” actor Jamie Dornan in war thriller “Jadotville,” directed by Richie Smyth.

Bloom will introduce “Jadotville” to foreign buyers at Berlin next week. Domestic rights are being repped by UTA Independent Film Group.

Smyth is directing from a script by Kevin Brodbin with Alan Moloney producing under his Parallel Films banner. “Jadotville” is an Irish-South African co-production, which will begin shooting in the spring in South Africa.

Dornan stars as Pat Qunlan, an Irish commandant who leads a stand-off with troops against French and Belgian mercenaries in the Congo during in 1961. Canet will portray a French commander.

Canet’s credits include “Tell No One” and “A Better Life.”

Smyth is represented by UTA and Canet is represented by CAA/Ubba.

 

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- Dave McNary

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Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars Spinoff Gets A New Writer

27 January 2015 11:38 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It was revealed not too long that writer Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) had left Gareth Edwards’ untitled Star Wars spinoff upon completion of the movie’s first draft. Various sites reported at the time that Simon Kinberg might be brought in as a replacement, but it is in fact Chris Weitz who has landed the job!

Even if the name isn’t familiar, his work should be.

The Academy Award nominated screenwriter’s writing credits include About A Boy and The Twilight Saga: New Moon. He also penned Kenneth Branagh’s (Thor) upcoming live-action remake of classic Disney fairytale Cinderella.

Weitz is also an author (he’s currently working on a new series of Ya novels) and director, and helmed the Oscar nominated A Better Life and The Golden Compass. That’s a varied and impressive CV to say the least!

It’s still not clear what this movie will focus on, »

- Josh Wilding

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'Star Wars' Spinoff Finds A New Writer

27 January 2015 8:01 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A few weeks ago, we received word that Gary Whitta joined Michael Arndt on the "I used to be writing a Star Wars movie" unemployment line. He, like Arndt, was granted a gracious departure that both sides claimed was mutual and amicable. He turned in his first draft, and that was the end of that. The Gareth Edwards-directed Star Wars spinoff has been searching for a replacement ever since, with the particulars being unclear (Is it for a page one rewrite? Is it to punch-up Whitta's script?). According to The Hollywood Reporter, they found their man.

Chris Weitz is something of a multi-talent. He's written several films. He's also directed several. His resumé as a writer includes an eclectic mix of films like AntzAbout A Boy, Nutty Professor II,  The Golden Compass, and Disney's upcoming live-action Cinderella (which shows that the Mouse House didn't have to go too »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Chris Weitz Will Pen Star Wars Spinoff

27 January 2015 7:32 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following The Book of Eli scribe Gary Whitta’s departure from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Star Wars spinoff, a new screenwriter has been recruited to explore the galaxy far, far away – About a Boy co-director/co-writer Chris Weitz (who received an Oscar nomination for his work on that screenplay).

Whitta left the untitled project after working on and completing a first draft over the course of a year, but it’s unclear how much of his vision for the spinoff will actually make it to theaters. The prolific Simon Kinberg was rumored to have replaced him as scribe, but it now appears that Weitz has been tapped to pick up the pen and take a swing at the Star Wars spinoff.

In addition to his work on About a Boy, Weitz is known for writing the upcoming Cinderella adaptation, directing and penning The Golden Compass, helming mega-blockbuster The Twilight Saga: New Moon »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'The Golden Compass' & 'A Better Life' Scribe Chris Weitz To Pen Gareth Edwards' 'Star Wars' Spinoff Pic

27 January 2015 6:44 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There’s a lot riding on the success of “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens,” not the least of which is the launch of a larger cinematic universe with spin-offs. Earlier this month, the first spin-off – to be directed by “Monsters” and “Godzilla” director Gareth Edwards – experienced a setback when screenwriter Gary Whitta dropped out of the project. While at the time it appeared that “X-Men” screenwriter Simon Kinberg would be taking over scripting duties, THR reports that another blockbuster vet will be taking over the reins. According to the trade, Academy Award-nominated writer-director Chris Weitz is officially joining the still-untitled project which is rumored to focus on bounty hunters’ efforts to steal the plans of the Death Star before the events of “A New Hope.” Although his last directorial outing was 2011’s great “A Better Life,” Wetiz’ last credited screenplay was 2007’s franchise non-starter “The Golden »

- Cain Rodriguez

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'Star Wars' Spinoff Gets 'Cinderella' Writer Chris Weitz

26 January 2015 4:38 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Less than a month after the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off parted ways with screenwriter Gary Whitta, the project has found a new writer with Chris Weitz signing on to take over writing duties. Gary Whitta completed a first draft on the project, although no story details have been confirmed, and it isn't known if Chris Weitz will start over completely from scratch, or if he will use elements of Gary Whitta's first draft. We reported last week that the spinoff may feature both Boba Fett and Han Solo, which will be reportedly shot in Mexico.

While nothing official has been released about the plot, a rumor surfaced last month that claimed the story centers on space pirates trying to steal the plans to the original Death Star. Of course, even if those details were true, the script could change drastically with this new writer on board. »

- MovieWeb

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