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‘Steve Jobs,’ ‘Black Mass’ and Sydney Pollack’s Swan Song Set for Telluride

3 September 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 42nd annual Telluride Film Festival promises yet another eclectic mix of fall Oscar hopefuls looking for a leg up on the season and international festival favorites hoping to make waves on these shores.

The four-day event kicks off Friday with a restored version of German filmmaker Fritz Lang’s 275-minute epic “Die Nibelungen” before diving headlong into a program that will feature the world premiere of Danny Boyle’s Michael Fassbender-led “Steve Jobs,” new documentaries from Oscar-winners Charles Ferguson and Davis Guggenheim and the final film from late director Sydney Pollack.

“We always say ‘all glory goes to the filmmakers,’ but we’re really lucky to have a bunch of beautiful, beautiful films,” Telluride executive director Julie Huntsinger said of the lineup, noting that passes sold out “stupefyingly fast” as the fest continues to be a popular mountain retreat for dedicated attendees.

In addition to “Jobs,” there will »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Comic-Con 2015: The Walking Dead Season 6 Key Art Revealed

23 June 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Walking Dead will be featured in Hall H at this year's San Diego Comic-Con and ahead of the convention festivities, AMC has revealed new Season 6 key art showcasing the cast of the living dead series.

"The image, which will appear on banner ads around the fan-based convention from July 8-12, features series stars (from L-r): Michael Cudlitz as Abraham, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Alanna Masterson as Tara, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Chandler Riggs as Carl, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha, Lauren Cohan as Maggie, Steven Yeun as Glenn, Norman Reedus as Daryl, Andrew Lincoln as Rick, Lennie James as Morgan, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Tovah Feldshuh as Deanna, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Alexandra Breckenridge as Jesse, and Austin Nichols as Spencer.

The Walking Dead” Comic Con panel will take place on Friday, July 10 at 12:00 p.m."

Image via Frank Ockenfels 3 »

- Derek Anderson

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Interview: Gregory Tripi Provides Insight Into the Music of Dark Places

22 June 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Cinelinx recently had the opportunity to talk with Gregory Tripi about his career composing music for film, television, commercials, and video games. His latest project is the score for the new mystery thriller, Dark Places, based on the Giillian Flynn novel by the same name.

Gregory Tripi has made a name for himself composing and contributing music for a variety of different high-profile entertainment and advertising projects. His credits include the films Drag Me To Hell, Contagion, Drive, Priest, and Spring Breakers, among many others. Gregory's compositions have been featured in national advertisements by Adidas, Lincoln Motor, Miramax Films, Ghost House Pictures, The Coca-Cola Company, and many more. He has been recognized with many awards including the Georges Delerue Film Scoring Award and the Thomas Dolby Production Award, and is the owner of eSonic Productions. Gregory is a frequent collaborator with composer Cliff Martinez.

Gregory created the score for the upcoming film Dark Places. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Comic-Con 2015: Hall H Panels Announced for The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead

16 June 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you're heading to San Diego Comic-Con this year, prepare to get zombified. AMC has announced respective Hall H panels for The Walking Dead and its companion series, Fear The Walking Dead.

Press Release: "What: The cast and producers of AMC’s record-breaking hit series “The Walking Dead” along with the upcoming highly anticipated series “Fear The Walking Dead” and “Into the Badlands” will participate in panels at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA.  

Who: “The Walking Dead” panelists include cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Lennie James and Sonequa Martin-Green along with Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Executive Producer David Alpert.  The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick

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- Derek Anderson

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Exclusive: Hear 2 Tracks From Gregory Tripi's Score For 'Dark Places' Starring Charlize Theron

11 June 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You might not know the name Gregory Tripi, but you've likely heard his work. He's provided additional music on projects such as "The Knick" and "Contagion," and was the soundtrack producer on Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive." But he's also worked as a composer in his own right and steps into his most high profile gig yet in that capacity with "Dark Places." And today we have two samples of his compositions from the upcoming thriller.   Charlize TheronCorey StollTye SheridanChloë Grace MoretzNicholas HoultSterling Jerins and Christina Hendricks starring in an adaptation of the best-seller by "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn that follows Libby Day (Theron), who witnesses her family get murdered as a youngster and testifies against her brother when he is tried for the crime. 25 years later, Libby is brought before the secretive, crime-solving Kill Club who want »

- Edward Davis

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‘Into the Badlands': First Look at AMC’s Martial Arts Drama

11 June 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

AMC has released the first photos for “Into the Badlands,” its upcoming saga that stars Daniel Wu as a well-trained warrior who embarks on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. Accompanying him on his journey is a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight).

Into the Badlands” was created by writer-showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “Smallville”) and is based on the classic Chinese story “Journey to the West.” It stands as another example of TV’s martial arts-focused drama trend.

“I think there’s a great variety of martial arts that you can call on,” Gough told Variety last year, adding, “Oftentimes, it’s a fight that comes down to two characters, and television has an intimacy that really lends itself to that.”

The six-episode series bows later this year. It is currently filming in New Orleans. Gough and Miller serve as executive producers »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Chin Han Joins Independence Day 2

2 June 2015 9:19 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Another day, another new face added to the burgeoning cast of Independence Day 2 – today brings word that Chin Han, the up-and-comer who appeared in Netflix’s Marco Polo and had a small part in The Dark Knight, has joined the blockbuster sci-fi sequel in a key role.

Han, who worked with ID2 director Roland Emmerich on disaster epic 2012, will play the leader of the Chinese Space Squadron, an invaluable asset in combatting a new extraterrestrial threat. His other projects have included ContagionRestless and IFC’s The Spoils Before Dying.

The actor joins a cast that currently includes franchise newbies Maika Monroe (The GuestIt Follows), Jessie Usher (Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse), Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Sela Ward (The Day After Tomorrow), Travis Tope (The Town That Dreaded Sundown), Garrett Wareing (Boychoir), William Fichtner (Drive Angry) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac) alongside returning actors Judd Hirsch, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox and Jeff Goldblum. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Chin Han Joins ‘Independence Day 2′ Exclusive

2 June 2015 9:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Singapore-Chinese actor Chin Han (“Marco Polo,” “The Dark Knight”) has joined the cast of “Independence Day 2,” which is now shooting in New Mexico.

The news was announced by director Roland Emmerich today via a message on his personal Twitter account.

The Twentieth Century Fox film is set for release on June 24, 2016.

Chin Han, who previously worked with Emmerich on “2012,” will play the leader of the Chinese Space Squadron. His other international roles include “Contagion,” “Restless” and upcoming IFC production “The Spoils Before Dying.”

Chin Han, who was nominated for Variety‘s Asian Star of the Year Award in 2013, is managed by Andrew Ooi of Echelon Talent Management and Van Johnson.

He joins previously announced cast including Maika Monroe, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Brent Spiner, Vivica Fox, Liam Hemsworth and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Super excited to officially welcome Chin Han to the cast of #IndependenceDay2 @TheChinHan pic.twitter.com/LMCu5gxJHk

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- Patrick Frater

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Graham Moore and Marc Forster’s Outbreak Drama Gets Series Order at NBC

28 May 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The outbreak drama from writer-creator Graham Moore (the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind The Imitation Game) and director Marc Forster, formerly known as Patient Zero, has been given a full order at NBC. Per Deadline, series will run for 10 episodes, with Forster slated to direct most if not all of them and Moore set as lead writer for the entire series. Details are vague but the general focus of the series is on a deadly virus that infects a young woman and has the possibility of decimating populations all around the globe if not contained and cured correctly. That plot will interweave with an FBI agent's hunt for terrorist in international territories, the stress and horror of which pushes him to the edge of madness. [caption id="attachment_111662" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Warner Bros.[/caption] The "deadly outbreak" storyline is a perennial thriller premise and it's one that could work very well on the small screen. »

- Chris Cabin

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The CW 2015-16 Schedule: Watch Trailers for Containment and Crazy Ex-girlfriend

14 May 2015 11:34 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The upfronts have ceased! They are no more! This morning, The CW finished up the annual ballyhoo and announced their three premiering series for the 2015-2016 fall season, including the highly anticipated Legends of Tomorrow, continuing the channel's newfound reputation as the home for DC Comics characters; you can find the trailer for Legends of Tomorrow and Allison's write-up here. As much as a certain contingency of the television-viewing public would wish it so, however, television cannot only be about costumed white dudes saving the world. So, in addition to Legends of Tomorrow, The CW has also dropped the trailers for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a new comedy series, and Containment, a new thriller-drama centered on the international outbreak of an unknown contagion. It's probably too much to ask that it's exactly like Steven Soderbergh's Contagion though, right? Gadnabbit. It's interesting to note that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has a similarly ambitious, bold tone to its comedy, »

- Chris Cabin

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Time Machine: Paltrow Silvery Oscar Dress at 83rd Academy Awards

1 May 2015 6:03 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Gwyneth Paltrow silver dress on the Oscars' Red Carpet Gwyneth Paltrow at the Academy Awards Donning a shining silver dress, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Paltrow's latest movie, Country Strong, was up for a Best Song Oscar. It lost to the Toy Story 3 ditty "We Belong Together," by Randy Newman. More than a decade ago, Gwyneth Paltrow took home the Best Actress Oscar for John Madden's Shakespeare in Love (1998), a romantic comedy-drama also featuring Joseph Fiennes (as William Shakespeare), Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush, and this year's Best Actor Oscar winner, Colin Firth (The King's Speech). Paltrow's (moderately) gender-bending Shakespeare in Love heroine remains her only Oscar-nominated performance to date. Directed by Shana Feste, Country Strong fared decently at the U.S. box office, but not as well as some had expected. Besides Gwyneth Paltrow, the cast includes »

- D. Zhea

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AMC Global Nabs International Rights to Daniel Wu’s ‘Into the Badlands’

9 April 2015 6:07 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — AMC Global has acquired the exclusive first-window international television rights to the AMC original series “Into the Badlands.”

The series is a genre-bending martial arts show inspired by the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” In a land controlled by feudal barons, a warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

Into the Badlands” stars Daniel Wu, who also serves as an executive producer. Wu is a Hong Kong-based Chinese-American actor, director and producer who has been featured in more than 60 films.

Series regulars also include Emily Beecham (“28 Weeks Later,” “The Village”), Sarah Bolger (“The Tudors,” “In America”) and Oliver Stark (“The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box,” “My Hero”).

David Dobkin (“The Judge,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Shanghai Knights”) will be the series director.

The project was created by writers/showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “Smallville”). They »

- Leo Barraclough

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AMC Global Nabs International Rights to Daniel Wu’s ‘Into the Badlands’

9 April 2015 4:48 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris — AMC Global has acquired exclusive first-window international television rights to “Into the Badlands,” the martial-arts drama produced by AMC Studios.

The series, which comprises six, one-hour episodes, will air on AMC Global within 24 hours of its fall premiere on AMC in the U.S.

Into the Badlands” toplines Daniel Wu, a Hong Kong-based Chinese-American actor, director and producer, who has appeared in more than 60 films. The cast is completed by Emily Beecham (“28 Weeks Later,” “The Village”), Sarah Bolger (“The Tudors,” “In America”) and Oliver Stark (“The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box,” “My Hero”).

The show, which is inspired by the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West,” tells the story of a warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

David Dobkin (“The Judge,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Shanghai Knights”) will be the series director. The show is created by »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Rep Sheet Roundup: Jennifer Ehle Signs With UTA

21 March 2015 5:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact rebecca.sun@thr.com. It’s Colin Firth’s Elizabeth! Jennifer Ehle has signed with UTA. She was previously at ICM. The British-American actress broke out with her BAFTA TV-winning performance as heroine Elizabeth Bennet in the BBC’s beloved 1995 miniseries adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, opposite Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. Ehle most recently appeared as Anastasia’s mother in Fifty Shades of Grey. Her other film credits include Zero Dark Thirty, Contagion and The King’s

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- Rebecca Sun

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FX Inks First-Look Deal with ‘Django Unchained’ Producer

19 March 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX has closed a first-look production deal with film and TV producer Stacey Sher and her production company Shiny Penny, the network announced Thursday.

Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, presidents of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, announced the deal. It will cover all projects developed for FX Networks.

“Stacey is a fearless storyteller whose remarkable run of feature films show a willingness to approach challenging topics with unflinching honesty and considerable artistry,” said Grad. “We look forward to working with Stacey and her team to build on this success and develop exceptional television for the FX Networks.”

A frequent collaborator of Quentin Tarantino’s, Sher was a producer on his films “Pulp Fiction,” “Django Unchained” and the upcoming “The Hateful Eight.” For TV, she is producing AMC’s martial arts drama “Badlands” and exec produced Comedy Central’s “Reno 911.” Her credits also include the Steven Soderbergh films “Contagion, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Film About Psychologists Behind CIA’s Torture Techniques In Works At HBO

13 March 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The December release of the U.S. Senate Select Intelligence Committee's so-called "torture report" shocked the nation with the gruesome accounts of extreme interrogation tactics employed by the CIA in the war on terror. HBO Films is examining the origins of the brutal tactics with Rorschach And Awe, a movie in development, which will be written and directed by Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum). Based on the 2007 Vanity Fair article of the same name by… »

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Marion Cotillard Reteams With Michael Fassbender For 'Assassin's Creed'

13 February 2015 11:44 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Marion Cotillard doesn't do blockbusters very often. She's done a couple with Christopher Nolan ("The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception") and Steven Soderbergh ("Contagion"), and had a bit of fun popping up briefly in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," but for the most part she doesn't step into big expensive pieces of entertainment, unless she has a good reason. And she seems to have found them for "Assassin's Creed." The actress will re-team with her "Macbeth" co-star Michael Fassbender and director Justin Kurzel for the video game adaptation — one of many that are on the way — that follows Desmond Miles, a bartender kidnapped by a corporation and forced to use a machine called the Animus, which allows him to relive the memories of his ancestor Altair, who was an Assassin in the Middle East during the Crusades. No word yet on Cotillard's role, but of course, if the movie is a »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Trailer Watch: Magic Mike Xxl Looks Very Soderbergh-y

4 February 2015 8:25 AM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Magic Mike Xxl is not directed by Steven Soderbergh, who has retired from feature filmmaking. But what’s in a name? Magic Mike Xxl is directed by Gregory Jacobs, Soderbergh’s regular 1st Ad since 1993’s King of the Hill, is crewed by Soderbergh regulars (production designer Howard Cummings and set director Eric R. Johnson have been onhand since Contagion), and was shot and edited by the man himself. The trailer’s color palette — muted and dark, with strong golds and shadows — is accordingly exactly what you’d get from a Soderbergh film, and it even opens with the same ’70s WB Saul Bass-designed logo that […] »

- Filmmaker Staff

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The Definitive Movies of 1995

30 January 2015 8:01 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

30. Sense and Sensibility

Directed by: Ang Lee

Ang Lee has gone in about eight different directions in terms of genre. His resume includes “The Ice Storm,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Hulk,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Life of Pi,” and this delightful Jane Austen adaptation, starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, and young Kate Winslet. “Sense and Sensibility” took home the Oscar for Adapted Screenplay for the story of the Dashwood family, a mother widowed and left in difficult circumstances after her husband has left his fortune to his first wife, instead of his current one. So Mrs. Dashwood (Gemma Jones) and her daughters Fanny, Marianne, and Elinor (Harriet Walter, Winslet, Thompson) have to find a way to survive in a world ruled by men and the rules that seem to create obstacle after obstacle for them. Unfortunately, given the era, they are viewed as “unmarryable,” since they have no fortune and no prospects. »

- Joshua Gaul

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