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Screen canvasses industry opinion on Langan’s tenure and the prospects for one of the UK’s cornerstone funders.
Attention is also now beginning to turn to who is likely to be her successor and what plans the BBC has for its film arm in the long run.
“Christine leaves BBC Films in good shape,” commented producer Stewart Mackinnon of Headline Pictures, who worked with the broadcaster’s film arm on titles including Quartet and The Invisible Woman, among other projects.
“The thing I remember particularly about Christine is her giving very good notes about the final editing of the film (Pride). She was very clear and very precise, and with a light hand on the tiller,” Livingstone said.
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A spokesperson for BBC Films told Screen the organisation “could not comment on speculation” but Screen sources have subsequently confirmed the departure, which was first revealed by Screen’s sister publication Broadcast.
Langan’s contract and a timetable for the exit are currently being ironed out but Screen sources have indicated that a late October departure is possible.
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Are we about to get a Silver Sable movie? Sony has been in control of everything related to any and all Spider-Man movies for quite some time, but they recently struck a deal with Marvel Studios to allow Spidey into the McU. Sony still owns the rights to the character and his rogues gallery, but they seem to be letting Kevin Feige and Co. drive the ship. That said, Sony still never much has hopes of making more movies with other Spider-Man characters. As it turns out, we may already know one of the movies that Sony is planning as a Spider-Man spinoff for what has widley become known as 'The Spider-Verse'.
A new report from ComicBookMovie suggests that Sony is planning a Silver Sable movie, with Abi Morgan, the writer of The Invisible Woman, attached. The rumor comes from former editor of The Wrap Jeff Sneider, who is claiming »
Sony’s Spider-Man movie universe received a boost yesterday when chairman Tom Rothman confirmed that the studio still plans to push forward with some of those long-rumored webslinger spinoffs. Sinister Six and Venom were two projects in development years ago that may be back on the table, and according to a new rumor, there’s another fan favorite character earmarked for a solo outing: Silver Sable.
Silver Sable hails from Marvel comics, and as part of Sony’s Spider-Man licensing deal from decades ago, the studio is entitled to use her on the big screen. She’s a spy, mercenary and generally a bit of an antiheroine, so that makes her perfect franchise fodder. After material like Deadpool proved audiences are happy to back an antihero, Silver Sable’s a solid choice for a Spidey spinoff.
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This was first mentioned in those infamous Sony email leaks, and now rumor has it that the studio is making moves again. On this week's episode of Meet The Movie Press, former The Wrap editor Jeff Sneider says he's heard that Sony still want to move forward with a Silver Sable movie, and are talking with screenwriter Abi Morgan (Shame, The Hour, The Invisible Woman,The Iron Lady) with a view to her penning the script. Silver Sable is a marvel Comics antihero/mercenary who has been both an ally and enemy of Spider-Man and several other characters. She has no actual superpowers, so it might be the case that Sony is interested in developing a Punisher-like female-led comic book movie that would eventually crossover with the rebooted Spider-Man/Marvel universe. No other details are provided, but watch this space for updates. »
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In the months leading up to the release of last year's James Bond adventure Spectre, franchise star Daniel Craig made more than this fair share of disparaging remarks about both the franchise itself and the title character, 007. It seemed clear from many industry observers that Spectre would be Daniel Craig's last James Bond movie, although nothing has been set in stone quite yet. While we wait for the official announcement, it seems another actor has thrown his hat in the ring as a possible replacement, Fantastic Four star Jamie Bell.
Deadline reports that Jamie Bell has been in discussions about the role with producer Barbara Broccoli, one of the longtime 007 producers alongside Michael G. Wilson, who is also producing Jamie Bell's new project Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool. Nothing is confirmed, and this report reveals that there isn't even a working script for James Bond 25 yet. »
Several months before 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four hit theaters, the studio announced plans for The Fantastic Four 2, setting a 2017 release date for the sequel. Unfortunately for the studio, Fantastic Four was a colossal bomb, taking in just $11.3 million in its opening weekend last August, en route to a disappointing $56.1 million domestic gross. The movie fared a bit better internationally, with a worldwide total of $167.9 million, but it still wasn't the big hit that the studio envisioned. Shortly after the release, rumors swirled that the sequel was canceled, and in November, the studio pulled the movie from its 2017 release schedule. As it turns out, though, the sequel may still happen.
There were other reports last year that the studio was pulling Fantastic Four 2 in favor of Deadpool 2, which is now certainly happening, after Deadpool took in $762.1 million worldwide. The last we heard about Fantastic Four 2 was in January, when star Michael B. »
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He's played a pirate, an outcast, and a mobster, and now that Johnny Depp is set to star in The Invisible Man, the prolific actor could add "iconic Universal Monsters character" to his list of memorable roles.
Deadline reports that Depp is lined up for the lead role in The Invisible Man. The character was created by legendary author H.G. Wells in his 1897 novella, The Invisible Man. In the novella, a scientist named Griffin engages in criminal activities after performing an irreversible experiment on himself that causes his body to become unseen by the human eye.
It's not yet known who is writing The Invisible Man script or who will direct the movie, but it is a part of Universal's new shared cinematic universe featuring iconic characters from the studio's history, including Wolf Man, Dracula, Van Helsing, the Bride of Frankenstein, and The Mummy.
The lattermost of those characters will »
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Exclusive: Former WestEnd Films sales director relocates to Beijing.
Based in Beijing, Liao will report to Jo Yan, managing director and evp of Universal China and London-based Jj Lousberg, vice president, international production, Upip.
Liao will be responsible for sourcing, securing, and managing local and international development projects for coproduction, as well as for acquisitions.
During her five-year tenure at WestEnd Liao worked on titles including Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, Oscar-nominated titles Song Of The Sea, Footnote and Albert Nobbs and Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman.
The fluent Mandarin and English speaker was selected as a BFI official representative for the UK film industry trip to Beijing in 2014 and Shanghai in 2015.
Liao told Screen: “I’m thrilled to join Universal and to move to Beijing – a place I spent some of my early years and visited »
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New year, same problems. As part of their preview of their 2016 movie preview (preview-ception!) released this photo released of the casts from Fox’s ‘X-Men’ universe taken by Sarah Dunn at Sdcc last year and augmented by illustrator John Royle. Actors from “X-Men Apocalypse,” “Deadpool,” “Gambit,” and the untitled Wolverine sequel were all on display. Well, not everyone. Some Very key players were missing. And the Internet noticed…immediately. Image Credit: 20th Century Fox/Empire Magazine Do you see it? Do you see who’s missing? The young mutants, including Storm (Alexandria Shipp), Jubilee (Lana Condor), are nowhere to be seen. Considering the microscope Hollywood has been under over diversity — or lack thereof — in recent years, it seems a gross misstep to remove two WoC (Women of Color) from the group shot. But wait, it gets weirder. With Twitter questioning just how this happened, eagle-eyed user TASK1ne noticed something very familiar about this photo. »
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12 items from 2016
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