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Miptv may be "reimagined" for 2020, say organisers

There may be an increased focus on content development.

Miptv organisers Reed Midem teased a major overhaul of its 2020 edition at a press briefing as the annual TV and content market kicked off in Cannes on Monday (April 8).

The event, which remains the second biggest TV sales and acquisition market in the world after sister meeting Mipcom, has come under pressure in recent years as TV business models move to focus on development and production.

Laurine Garaude, director of Reed Midem’s television division, said the organisation had already taken this shift on board with the creation of the In
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'Game Of Thrones', 'The Sopranos' director Alan Taylor boards Zdf, Beta’s 'The Swarm'

'Game Of Thrones', 'The Sopranos' director Alan Taylor boards Zdf, Beta’s 'The Swarm'
Eight-part show due to go into production in 2020.

Emmy-award winning director Alan Taylor, whose credits include Game Of Thrones, The Sopranos and Sex And The City, has signed on to direct the ambitious, German-backed, English-language environmental thriller series The Swarm (Der Schwarm).

Germany’s Intaglio Films, the new scripted joint venture between Beta Film and Zdf Enterprises, and ndF International Production, are joining forces to make the show for German public broadcaster Zdf.

They announced Taylor’s signing ahead of a special presentation of the project at Miptv in Cannes on Monday (8).

The series is based on an adaptation of
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‘The Sopranos’ Director Alan Taylor Boards Euro Drama ‘The Swarm’ – Mip TV

‘The Sopranos’ Director Alan Taylor Boards Euro Drama ‘The Swarm’ – Mip TV
The Sopranos director Alan Taylor has boarded international drama The Swarm from Game of Thrones exec producer Frank Doelger.

The director, who is currently directing The Sopranos’ prequel The Many Saints of Newark, will work on the series, which is being produced by Intaglio Films and ndF International Production for German broadcaster Zdf.

The eight-part series will start shooting in early 2020 and is the first first drama to emerge from Doelger’s nascent Intaglio Films.

Taylor has previously worked with Doelger on GoT and has also helmed episodes of Deadwood, Sex and the City and Boardwalk Empire.

The Swarm, based on Frank Schaetzing’s book, is a global environmental thriller set in a present day where anomalies and unnatural behavior in marine animals are causing upheaval all over the world. Millions of strange worms suddenly appear on the bottom of the North Sea, drilling their way through frozen methane, threatening
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‘The Sopranos’ Director Alan Taylor Signs On for Big-Ticket European Drama ‘The Swarm’

  • Variety
‘The Sopranos’ Director Alan Taylor Signs On for Big-Ticket European Drama ‘The Swarm’
Alan Taylor, who is currently directing “The Sopranos” feature for New Line, will helm “The Swarm,” the environmental drama that will be exec produced by Frank Doelger (“Game of Thrones”).

Taylor won an Emmy for an episode of “The Sopranos” and directed nine installments of the landmark HBO series. His extensive TV credits also include “Deadwood,” “Sex and the City,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and “Lost.” On the big screen he has helmed movies including “Thor: The Dark World” and “Terminator: Genisys.”

The Swarm” is for German pubcaster Zdf. It is the first project from Intaglio Films, the Berlin-based banner set up by Doelger with two other German-based entities, Beta Film and Zdf Enterprises, to work up big-ticket English-language series for the international market. It is making the series alongside Eric Welbers’ ndF International Production. The producers are presenting the drama at the In Development initiative at MipTV in Cannes. They said
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Miptv: 'GoT,' 'Sopranos' Director Alan Taylor Joins 'The Swarm'

Miptv: 'GoT,' 'Sopranos' Director Alan Taylor Joins 'The Swarm'
Alan Taylor, an Emmy-winning director best known for his work on The Sopranos and Game of Thrones, has signed on to direct the international series The Swarm, based on the best-selling environmental thriller of the same name by German author Frank Schatzing.

Set in the present day, The Swarm imagines a global environmental crisis where swarms of strange worms, mussels, toxic jellyfish, lobsters and whales suddenly emerge in the oceans worldwide, threatening humanity and the future of the planet itself.

An international group of scientists and military experts uncover the shocking fact that the coordinated attack is actually being directed by a ...
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Linda Hamilton Keeps It Real: ‘Terminator’ Sequels After ‘Judgment Day’ Were ‘Very Forgettable’

Sarah Connor is back and she’s taking no prisoners, including the polarizing “Terminator” sequels. Speaking to Variety on the CinemaCon red carpet, Linda Hamilton got brutally honest when asked about the three “Terminator” sequels that followed her last appearance in the franchise, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

“They’re very forgettable, aren’t they?” Hamilton said. “You start something and you’re invested in the franchise, but somehow the characters that you care about weren’t there. Too many people, too many story points. So I think we’ve done a good job of narrowing down the focus again so it will echo the first two films.”

Hamilton originated the iconic role of Sarah Connor in James Cameron’s “The Terminator” and its “Judgment Day” sequel. Those two films were the only entries directed by Cameron, as the franchise was handed to Jonathan Mostowfor the 2003 sequel “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,
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Terminator: Dark Fate footage description & new pics from CinemaCon!

  • JoBlo
Come with me if you want to see six new images from director Tim Miller's Terminator: Dark Fate and hear the full description for the footage shown at CinemaCon during Paramount's presentation (see video above!) Paramount is getting pumped up for the Terminator franchise to return to theaters, especially after the lukewarm reception to Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genisys (2015).…
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The Marvel Movies Debrief - Thor: The Dark World Recap, Legacy, and McU Connections

James Hunt Mar 28, 2019

Chris Hemsworth suits up for his second solo outing as the God of Thunder in one of the McU's least-celebrated instalments...

This article comes from Den of Geek UK. It contains spoilers for Thor: The Dark World and the wider McU.

After the one-two punch of The Avengers and Iron Man 3, the second Thor solo movie – Thor: The Dark World – was always going to struggle. Perhaps it would be viewed more favorably had it not followed two of the McU’s top entries, but the juxtaposition is no excuse.

Despite bringing back fan-favorite Tom Hiddleston as Loki and casting Christopher Eccleston as the sadly underdeveloped Malekith, the film struggles to find its feet and on any given day is likely to land squarely at the bottom end of anyone’s McU rankings.

Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s irredeemable. Even the low end
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Sopranos prequel Newark rounds out cast with Michela De Rossi

While production on Newark, the upcoming prequel film of HBO’s groundbreaking The Sopranos, is expected to begin soon, the film has just rounded out its cast. Per Deadline, the film has added Italian actress Michela De Rossi (Boys Cry) has filled the film’s final major lead role for the anticipated prequel.

Not much has been revealed about her character, but according to Deadline she will play an “ambitious Italian immigrant who comes to America and settles in Newark.” This will mark De Rossi’s first role in North America after appearing on television in Italy, namely the series I topi (The Rats) and the film Boys Cry.

Scripted by The Sopranos creator David Chase and directed by Alan Taylor, the film will take place during the era of the Newark riots in the ’60s when African Americans and Italian Americans in the city were at each other’s throats,
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‘The Many Saints of Newark’ Adds Italian Actress Michela De Rossi

Italian actress Michela De Rossi has been cast in a “pivotal role” in “The Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark” as the film begins production next week, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

De Rossi joins Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro and Michael Gandolfini in the ensemble drama set during in the Newark riots in the ’60s. She’ll play an “ambitious” Italian immigrant who comes to America to settle in Newark, New Jersey.

De Rossi is an up-and-coming Italian actress who made her cinematic debut in the 2018 film “Boys Cry,” a breakout at Berlinale that was directed by Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo. She’s never acted in the U.S., and her first trip to the States was to audition for the film.

Also Read: 'The Sopranos' Prequel Movie: Everything We Know So
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Michela De Rossi Lands Final Lead In ‘Sopranos’ Prequel ‘The Many Saints Of Newark’

  • Deadline
Exclusive: The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints Of Newark has set its final major lead role. Michela De Rossi, the Italian-born actress who made her debut in Boys Cry, has been set to join Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, Michael Gandolfini and the just-cast Leslie Odom Jr. in the ensemble drama for New Line. Production gets underway next week in New Jersey and New York.

Details have been scant on many of the big roles, but I’m told De Rossi will play an ambitious Italian immigrant who comes to America and settles in Newark. De Rossi has never acted in the U.S., and her first trip to the states was to audition for this role, which was highly sought after. The filmmakers sparked to a vivacity and authentic feel she brought to it. Boys Cry was a breakout at
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Hamilton Star Leslie Odom Jr. Joins The Sopranos Prequel Newark

Leslie Odom Jr., the actor who starred in the Broadway musical Hamilton, has joined the cast of David Chase‘s The Soprano’s prequel, The Many Saints of Newark, which is now just going by the title Newark.

It’s also been announced that Umbrella Academy star John Magaro has been cast in the film, but there’s no word on who he’s playing.

Odom Jr. joins the previously cast Ray Liotta, John Magaro, Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen, Corey Stoll, and Michael Gandolfini.

We don’t have a lot of details to share on the story, but we do know that the movie will be set in the era of the Newark riots in the ‘60s. "That was a time when the African-Americans and the Italians of Newark were at each other’s throats, and amongst the gangsters of each group, those conflicts became especially lethal.
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Leslie Odom Jr. joins The Sopranos prequel film Newark

The upcoming mob film Newark, a prequel to HBO’s groundbreaking series The Sopranos, has added another actor to its cast. Deadline has reported Broadway’s Hamilton and Murder on the Orient Express star Leslie Odom Jr. has joined the film in an unknown role.

Scripted by The Sopranos creator David Chase and directed by Alan Taylor, the film will take place during the era of the Newark riots in the ’60s when African Americans and Italian Americans in the city were at each other’s throats, and explores the rise of the Dimeo crime family. Alessandro Nivola is set to play Dickie Moltisanti, the father of Michael Imperioli’s Christopher Moltisanti from The Sopranos. Between himself and Tony Soprano, who will be played by James Gandoflini’s son Michael Gandolfini, other characters from the original series may also show up in the film.

Featuring in the cast of Newark
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‘Hamilton’ Star Leslie Odom Jr. Joins ‘Sopranos’ Prequel ‘Many Saints of Newark’

  • Variety
Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. has joined “The Many Saints of Newark,” the prequel movie to the television series “The Sopranos.”

Odom Jr. will play an unspecified role in the movie, which will open on Sept. 25, 2020.

Alan Taylor is directing the movie for New Line. The previously announced cast includes Cory Stoll, Billy Magnussen, Jon Bernthal, Alessandro Nivola, Ray Liotta, John Magaro, Vera Farmiga and Michael Gandolfini as the young Tony Soprano. The film will be set during the Newark riots in July 1967, when the acrimony between African-Americans and Italian-Americans became lethal as 26 people died and hundreds were injured in New Jersey’s largest city.

Series creator David Chase co-wrote the script with producer Lawrence Konner. Plot details are under wraps. Some of the other characters from the series besides Tony Soprano will appear in the movie. Nicole Lambert and Marcus Viscidi are executive producing.

Michael Gandolfini’s late father
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‘Sopranos’ Prequel ‘The Many Saints Of Newark’ Sets Tony-Winning ‘Hamilton’ Star Leslie Odom Jr. For Key Role

  • Deadline
Exclusive: New Line has set Tony-winning actor Leslie Odom Jr. for a starring role in The Many Saints Of Newark, the prequel film to David Chase’s iconic HBO series The Sopranos. He joins Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro and Michael Gandolfini, the latter of whom is reprising the Tony Soprano role originated by his late father, James Gandolfini.

No one is saying what role Odom Jr. will play, but the film is set in the era of the Newark riots in the 60s, when the African-Americans and the Italians of Newark were at each other’s throats. Among the gangsters of each group, that clash became especially lethal. I have heard that Odom figures directly into that conflict which involves Dickie Moltisanti (Nivola), who is the father of Tony Soprano’s lieutenant Christopher (played in the series by Michael Imperioli
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‘Newark’ The Sopranos Prequel Film Gets A Release Date

Guess what Sopranos fans? You better get to binge-watching all six seasons of David Chase’s amazing HBO series “The Sopranos” because the rumored prequel film is coming soon! The film titled “Newark” is slated to be released on September 25, 2020! In our opinion, it can’t get here soon enough!

HBO also went a step further to confirm that the upcoming film will be released in theaters rather than on the network, at least to start out. We are certain it will, of course, end up on HBO eventually … how could it not?

HBO also made the decision to shorten the movie title from “The Many Saints of Newark” to just “Newark“. Set in the sixties, the story will follow Dickie Moltisanti, regularly mentioned in The Soprano as one of Tony’s mentors and a highly respected mafioso during his time. Alessandro Nivola (American Bluff) was picked for the lead
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The Sopranos prequel movie gets a new title and release date

Warner Bros. has announced that The Sopranos prequel movie is set to arrive in theaters in September 2020, with the title also shortened to Newark from the originally announced The Many Saints of Newark.

Scripted by The Sopranos creator David Chase and directed by Alan Taylor, the film will take place during the era of the Newark riots in the ’60s and explore the rise of the Dimeo crime family.

Featuring in the cast of Newark are Alessandro Nivola (Disobedience), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Jon Bernthal (The Punisher), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Corey Stoll (The Strain), Billy Magnussen (Game Night) and John Magaro (Not Fade Away), while James Gandolfini’s son Michael Gandolfini (The Deuce) will play a young Tony Soprano.

Newark is set for release on September 25th 2020.

The post The Sopranos prequel movie gets a new title and release date appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Warner Bros Dates ‘Sopranos’ Prequel ‘The Many Saints Of Newark’ For Fall 2020 – Update

  • Deadline
Updated with official title: New Line’s Sopranos prequel feature now officially titled The Many Saints of Newark will hit theaters on September 25, 2020, the studio said. It hails from The Sopranos series creator David Chase who is co-producing and writing with Lawrence Konner.

The pic, directed by Alan Taylor, stars Alesandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro and Michael Gandolfini; the latter is playing the younger role his late father James Gandolfini made legendary: New Jersey kingpin Tony Soprano.

Nivola will play young Dickie Moltisanti, the late father of Christopher Moltisanti (played by Michael Imperioli in the HBO series) and cousin of Carmela Soprano. Dickie never appeared on the original series — he was whacked before the story’s timeline. His legend hangs large as a pivotal member, along with Tony and Uncle Junior, as someone who transformed the family into one to be
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The Sopranos Prequel Movie Has a Title — and a Release Date!

Sopranos fans are one step closer to seeing their favorite characters on the big screen.

New Line has announced the title and release date for the upcoming prequel movie: the film, titled The Many Saints of Newark, will hit theaters on Sept. 25, 2020, according to Deadline. The title is named after the capital city where the show was set.

The prequel, which will feature younger versions of the beloved characters, is set in the 1960s in Newark when the riots between Italian-Americans and African-Americans were at an all-time high.

Alesandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen,
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The Sopranos Prequel Movie Gets a Release Date and New Title

The Sopranos Prequel Movie Gets a Release Date and New Title
The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark is now officially titled Newark and it will hit theaters on September 25th, 2020. The release date puts the prequel in prime time for awards season and it will more than likely get a fall premiere at either Telluride or the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie was previously called The Many Saints of Newark, but they have decided against the lengthy title in favor of the simpler Newark, which keeps it in with The Sopranos style.

The Sopranos creator David Chase wrote Newark after initially being against the idea of revisiting the franchise for years. It wasn't until he was thinking back to his own childhood in Newark, New Jersey that he started to get the ideas for the prequel. Alan Taylor, who directed several episodes of the original series is back on board to helm the prequel, which has fans excited
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