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Image source: Joecomposer.com Spoiler warning: This interview discusses specific scenes from The Raid 2. Pay attention to the score in The Raid 2: composer Joe Trapanese's work here provides so many moments that inform (or at least help us get a shorthand understanding of) its large cast of killers, criminals, and other underworld type crowding director Gareth Evans' martial arts sequel. You've heard some of his work: Trapanese has served as the composer for the animated Tron: Uprising and Oblivion with director Joseph Kosinski, and he's worked on everything from Fast 5 to TV's Dexter. Trapanese's work in The Raid 2 - largely a mix of electronic and symphonic elements - serves the film in a way that is coherent, yet allows each scene to...
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After having an early look at Evans’ film, my fellow Movie Geeks are raving about it.
Tom Stockman, calls the R-rated movie, “a hyper-violent, adrenaline-fueled epic!” Jim Batts says, “Raid 2 is a non-stop thrill ride that will have your heart pumping almost from the first fade-in to the final fade-out! It’s an action film lover’s fever dream!” Look for Wamg’s review in the coming weeks.
Here’s what goes down in The Raid 2 -
He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen – a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls – rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. »
- Michelle McCue
While a sequel for Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s smash hit The Lego Movie is already in the works over at Warner Bros, we may see the world’s favourite building blocks hit the screen in another form before that project comes to fruition – in the form of the long-gestating Lego Ninjago movie, centred around the Danish toy company’s ninja-themed world.
Warner is currently deciding which film to go ahead with first, as they currently only hold the rights to one sequel or spin-off – so it’s a question of which they want to move ahead with more, against which is more likely to secure them the rights to further films. At the moment, producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee have the option to take future movies to other studios, but by committing to the Lego world with Ninjago, Warner can strengthen their relationship with Lego to ensure future films. »
- Chris Wharfe
News Simon Brew 20 Feb 2014 - 06:40
Things might be about to get a bit expensive for Warner Bros. With The Lego Movie proving to be an international smash-hit, it's already moving ahead on The Lego Movie 2. But The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the studio faces a slight problem: it only has the rights, as things stand, to make one sequel.
Furthermore, it looks as if The Lego Movie 2 won't be the next Lego film that the studio releases. Instead, a Lego Ninjago film is closer to production (although this appears to be under a different deal), with the studio having already been giving an extension to get the film into production. Under the original terms, Warner Bros had to greenlight a Ninjago film »
With the runaway success of "The Lego Movie," the fact that Warner Bros. Pictures wants a sequel is no surprise. Now though they've hit a minor snag.
Warners has to decide in the next few weeks whether to go forward with not just a "Lego Movie 2," but also a stand-alone "Lego Ninjago" spin-off movie. Dan and Kevin Hageman were hired to pen a script for the latter and began work in June last year.
If they don't go through with a Ninjago film, Denmark-based Lego may not want to continue on with Warners for further films beyond the "Lego Movie" sequel.
If they do go through with it, it would strengthen the relationship between Warners and Lego. »
- Garth Franklin
As The Lego Movie is nearing a $200 million worldwide box office with no signs of slowing, a sequel is pretty much a given. However, a direct sequel to Phil Lord and Chris Miller's animated family adventure film might have to wait until another Lego sub-franchise has had its time to shine. A little while back, we reported that Warner Bros. was developing a Ninjago film to feature the ninja-themed title world. The studio will soon decide whether to move forward with both the Lego sequel and the stand-alone Ninjago films, along with which film will come first. Hit the jump for more. As THR reports, Warner Bros. only has rights to one Lego sequel at the moment. After that, the toy company and producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee are free to shop future installments to other studios. One way to strengthen the relationship between Warners and Lego is »
- Dave Trumbore
Studio Ghibli and Polygon Pictures are teaming to produce the animated TV series "Ronia the Robber’s Daughter".
Based on the novel by "Pippi Longstocking" author Astrid Lindgren, the story is set in medieval Europe. Ronia is the only child of a robber clan's chief who live in a large, ancient castle in grand woodlands.
Under the loving care of the clan, she grows to be a strong and active girl. One day, she is finally allowed to go into the woodlands for the first time and discovers the many mysterious creatures who live there.
She learns how to live in the wildness with the help of her parents, and has a fateful encounter with a boy named Birk.
Goro Miyazaki ("From Up on Poppy Hill," "Tales from Earthsea"), son of acclaimed filmmaker and Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, will direct the series. Though the show has a Ghibli-style look, Polygon Pictures ("The Clone Wars, »
- Garth Franklin
Park City, Utah - Joseph Trapanese barely had time to sigh relief once he was done with the score to "The Raid 2," one of the toasts of the Sundance Film Festival this year. The composer -- along with the filmmakers including director Gareth Evans -- was still editing the action flick only 48 hours before its premiere at the Park City fest. And compared to the first film, this sequel was even more of a marathon, considering it was an hour longer than the original "The Raid." And, actually, "the first cut was 3.5 hours long," Trapanese admitted during our chat at Sundance last week. It seems like Joe Trapanese hasn't had many breathers at all in the last five years, as he's composed, conducted and arranged for big budget, edit-sensitive projects including "Oblivion" with M83, "Tron: Legacy" with recent Grammy winners Daft Punk and "The Raid's" American cut from 2012 with »
“Game of Thrones” still reigns supreme with the Motion Picture Sound Editors.
The HBO fantasy drama received the most nominations from the Mpse for its upcoming 61st annual Golden Reel Awards. While “Thrones” leads with three, “Boardwalk Empire,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead” and “Sons of Anarchy” trail closely behind with two noms each. The Golden Reel Awards take place on Feb. 16 at Los Angeles’ Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites.
Although Mpse announced its film nominations (which included “Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Captain Phillips”) on Wednesday, it released the TV, computer entertainment, direct-to-video, special venue and student categories on Friday.
Here’s a full list of the nominees:
Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue And Adr Animation In Television:
Supervising Sound Editor: Heather Olsen, Mpse
Supervising Sound Editor: Heather Olsen, Mpse
Supervising Sound Editor: Matthew Wood
- Maane Khatchatourian
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