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Sam Raimi may direct remake of French crime thriller A Prophet

25 January 2016 7:35 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Sam Raimi hasn't directed a feature film since 2013's Oz The Great And Powerful, but according to Variety, he is currently in talks with Sony to helm a remake of Jacques Audiard's Oscar-nominated French thriller A Prophet. The script was adapted by Mystic River and Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane, and the studio's next task is to find someone to star in the planned film.... Read More »

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Sam Raimi in talks to direct A Prophet remake

23 January 2016 5:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Sam Raimi has entered talks with Sony with regards to directing the studio’s planned remake of the 2010 French crime drama A Prophet, which has been written by author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island).

A Prophet was directed by Jacques Audiard and tells the story of a petty criminal who is sent to prison and rises through the inmate hierarchy to become a mafia kingpin. The critically-acclaimed film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, and won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, as well as the BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language and nine Cesar Awards.

Raimi’s last film was 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, although he has since directed two episodes of Rake, along with the pilot for Ash vs Evil Dead.

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Sam Raimi linked with remake of A Prophet

23 January 2016 3:24 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Sam Raimi is jumping from superheroes and Oz, to possibly helming the mooted remake of A Prophet.

After spending a number of years with superheroes, fantasy characters and demonic gypsies, Sam Raimi might find himself at the helm of a gritty crime thriller. 

Variety reports that Raimi is in talks to direct Sony’s American remake of A Prophet, the masterful 2009 French film about a small-time Algerian convict who rises to become a criminal overlord inside the walls of a prison.

The script is being adapted by novelist Dennis Lehane, whose books include Mystic River and Shutter Island, and who recently wrote the screenplay for the indie crime drama The Drop (based on his short story Animal Rescue).

Raimi’s last film was 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, and his other recent directorial efforts include Drag Me To Hell and the Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire. »

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Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct Sony’s Remake of ‘A Prophet’

22 January 2016 3:20 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sam Raimi is in talks to direct Sony’s remake of “A Prophet.”

Dennis Lehane adapted the script with Neal H. Moritz is on board to produce. Toby Jaffe is overseeing for the Original Pictures. Insiders say Jaffe was the one who felt the film fit Lehane’s style and was the person who introduced him to the project.

The original followed an Arab man who is sent to a French prison and soon becomes a Mafia kingpin among the prisoners.

The film starred Tahar Rahim and went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. It was also nominated for best foreign film at the 2010 Oscars.

The studio will now move quickly to find its star as Raimi hopes to get the film into production by mid-2016.

While he is best known for his big-budget tentpoles like the “Spider-Man” pics and most recently “Oz the Great and Powerful, »

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Live action fairytale movies: UK release date calendar

21 January 2016 8:02 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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When to expect all the upcoming live action fairytale movies, including Dumbo, Beauty And The Beast and two Jungle Books…

You’ve probably noticed the influx of live action fairytales gracing cinemas in recent years. This isn’t about to stop any time soon, since re-spinning a recognisable fantastical yarn with real people instead of animated ones always makes big money for the studio behind it.

This process has become so popular that there are currently more of these live action fairytales in production than Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment or Star Wars movies. That’s a lot of films. (A whopping 21 by our count.)

Although it wadsn’t the first movie of this kind, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland – and its worldwide gross of over a billion dollars – can surely take the credit for kick-starting this trend. Here are all the in-development movies trying to repeat its success, »

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Sam Raimi to Be Honored by Motion Picture Sound Editors

19 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Motion Picture Sound Editors has selected Sam Raimi as this year’s recipient of its annual filmmaker award.

He will receive the award at the Mpse Golden Reel Awards ceremony on Feb. 27 in Los Angeles. Raimi is best known for directing the first three “Spider-Man” movies.

Mpse President Frank Morrone said Raimi embodies the spirit of filmmaking.

Sam Raimi has been the creative force behind some of the most popular, entertaining and scariest films of our time,” Morrone said. “He has been a major influence on other filmmakers the world over. We are very pleased to honor his work and many contributions to the entertainment industry.”

Past recipients of the Mpse Filmmaker Award include Darren Aronofsky, George Lucas, Ang Lee, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer and Gale Anne Hurd.

“My career as a director began with a low-budget horror picture that relied heavily on sound to »

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3rd Rock from the Sun Turns 20, Plus 10 Other Roles That Led Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Stardom

13 January 2016 8:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Twenty years ago this week, an oddball NBC sitcom introduced viewers to a family of space aliens who, in the grand tradition of Alf, Mork and Mindy and My Favorite Martian, were attempting to hide out on Earth. It was a silly premise, but 3rd Rock from the Sun ended up outlasting those other three shows, running a full six seasons. And we can credit its success to a talented comedic cast that included John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was only 14 when the show premiered. Seriously, look at him - babyfaced and long-haired and oh-so »

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3rd Rock from the Sun Turns 20, Plus 10 Other Roles That Led Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Stardom

13 January 2016 8:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Twenty years ago this week, an oddball NBC sitcom introduced viewers to a family of space aliens who, in the grand tradition of Alf, Mork and Mindy and My Favorite Martian, were attempting to hide out on Earth. It was a silly premise, but 3rd Rock from the Sun ended up outlasting those other three shows, running a full six seasons. And we can credit its success to a talented comedic cast that included John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was only 14 when the show premiered. Seriously, look at him - babyfaced and long-haired and oh-so »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Joey King to Star in Alzheimer’s Movie ‘January Rain’

4 January 2016 4:44 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joey King and Anthony Thorne have been cast in the independent drama “January Rain,” set to be shot in July in Los Angeles and Utah.

David Venghaus is directing “January Rain” with Steve Snyder and Joel Eisenberg producing and writing the script, based on Thorne’s idea about the impact of Alzheimer’s disease.

The story centers on a writer and wayward son, portrayed by Thorne, who reluctantly returns to his small town to take care of his estranged father, a victim of Alzheimer’s. Complications ensue with his girlfriend and his young sister, to be played by King, who lashes out in response to the circumstances while battling her own demons.

“This film explores a rarely considered aspect of Alzheimer’s — that of early detection and suffering,” Snyder said. “Several on our team have had family pass of the disease, so this is a personal project for all of us. »

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