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The Crow Reboot Production Start Teased by Jason Momoa

The Crow Reboot Production Start Teased by Jason Momoa
Sony Pictures' long-awaited project The Crow Reborn may be finally ready to go before cameras, after delays that spanned multiple years and even multiple studios. Sony Pictures picked up the rights to The Crow Reborn back in September, and the last we heard on this project was a few weeks ago, when The Crow comic book creator James O'Barr stated that The Crow reboot pre-production will start in February, but an actual shooting date wasn't given. However, Jason Momoa sent out an image of some Crow artwork with the following message that seems to indicate shooting may start earlier than planned.

"I've been waiting for sooooo long. @corinhardy let's do this brother aloha j."

While Jason Momoa doesn't exactly come right out and say that shooting is starting soon, it seems that he's definitely ready to get started. Perhaps the actor is just expressing his enthusiasm for the project and
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San Sebastián: Manuel Martín Cuenca Talks about ‘The Motive,’ Creation, Actors

San Sebastian — After the measured family psychodrama (2011’s “Half of Oscar”) and a plush horror-romance (2013’s “Cannibal”), Manuel Martin Cuenca, a maybe still underrated Spanish autor, returned to Toronto this September with his third feature to world premiere at the Canadian festival: “El autor” (The Motive), which won the Special Presentations Fipresci Critics Prize from a Jonathan Rosenbaum-headed jury.

Sold by Filmax International, and produced by Spain’s Lazona Films (“Spanish Affair”), Icónica Producciones (“The Dead Man and Being Happy”) and Cuenca’s own label, La Loma Blanca – “Instructions Not Included”’s Alebrije Cine y Video co-producing out of Mexico – “The Motive” now has its European premiere playing in main competition at San Sebastián.

Set in a sunny Seville, and written with longtime co-scribe Alejandro Hernández, “The Motive” marks another departure in register, a sometimes laugh-out-loud dramedy about a would-be writer Alvaro who, bereft of imagination and talent but, lectured
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Film Review: ‘The Motive’

The idea that art should be taken from life is taken all too literally by a protagonist with no imagination whatsoever in “The Motive.” This adaptation of prominent Spanish scribe Javier Cercas’ short novel revolves around a would-be author who begins manipulating people in his apartment building to provide fodder for the fiction he’s always wanted to write.

There’s an undeniable lurid pull to this premise and its increasingly odd progress. But director Manuel Martin Cuena’s neutral tone does little to maximize the black comedy or suspense in the story, making for a film with a great hook that plays as just a mildly outré divertissement. Nonetheless, it won the Fipresci critics’ prize at Toronto in the Special Presentations category.

Alvaro (Javier Gutierrez) is a 40-ish notary who toils daily in a particularly irksome law office, yet has always dreamed of being an author. It’s more annoying, then,
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‘The Motive’ (‘El Autor’): Film Review | Tiff 2017

A high-risk shot at a screen adaptation of a novel within a novel, The Motive is entertaining and buzzes with fun ideas, but as an involving drama, it never gets past the first chapter. Manuel Martin Cuenca’s films have mainly been about weirdo outsiders living in an offbeat, slightly alien world that’s all the Spanish director’s own, and in his last outing, he was able to pull off the remarkable feat of eking out a little sympathy for a cannibal. But this time, and despite a more-than-willing performance from the dependable Javier Gutierrez, such sympathy is crucially absent.

Which means...
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Jason Momoa's Crow Remake Gets Revived at Sony

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Jason Momoa's Crow Remake Gets Revived at Sony
After languishing in development for years at Relativity Media, which has been going through bankruptcy proceedings, The Crow reboot has finally found a new studio home. Sony Pictures has acquired the distribution rights, which comes almost a year after Samuel Hadida's Davis Films teamed up with the Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow to finance the film. Despite the project changing studios, it is believed that star Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy may still be involved in the project.

Deadline reports that this reboot, which was given the new title The Crow Reborn last year, is expected to keep star Jason Momoa attached as Eric Draven, with Corin Hardy, who has been attached to direct since December 2014, reportedly still on board as well. While nothing is official regarding the director and star remaining on board, Corin Hardy sent out a photo on Instagram earlier this month with Jason Momoa,
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Filmax Group Handles Toronto-San Sebastián Title ‘The Motive’

Filmax Group Handles Toronto-San Sebastián Title ‘The Motive’
Madrid — Spain’s Filmax Group is handling international sales rights on “The Motive” (“El autor”) which has just been selected as a Special Presentation at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival. “The Motive” will then segue to a main competition berth at San Sebastian.

As already announced, Filmax, the Barcelona-based production-distribution-sales house behind horror movie franchise “[Rec]” and TV series “The Red Band Society,” will release “The Motive” in Spanish theaters on Nov. 17.

Written by Martin Cuenca and longtime co-scribe Alejandro Hernandez, and based on an early, 1987 novella by Spain’s Javier Cercas, who went on to write “Soldiers of Salamina,” inspiring David Trueba’s 2003 Cannes Un Certain Regard player, “The Motive” turns on a wanna novelist, stuck in a dead-end job as a notary in Seville, who desperately wants to write a great novel but, bereft of imagination, begins to manipulate the lives of his friends and neighbors to inspire his prose. But,
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San Sebastian: ‘El Autor,’ ‘Handia,’ ‘Life and Nothing More’ Make Competition Cut

San Sebastian: ‘El Autor,’ ‘Handia,’ ‘Life and Nothing More’ Make Competition Cut
Madrid — “Marrowbone,” the awaited directorial debut of Sergio G. Sanchez, screenwriter of “Jurassic World 2” director J.A. Bayona’s “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible,” will screen at this year’s San Sebastian Festival, the highest-profile film event in the Spanish-speaking world.

As will Florida-set “Life and Nothing More,” Spaniard Antonio Mendez Esparza’s follow-up to Cannes Critics’ Week winner “Aquí y Allá”; “Fe de Etarras,” Netflix’s second original movie in Spain, and Aitor Arregi and Jon Garaño’s anticipated “Handia,” a flagship of new Basque cinema.

San Sebastián’s Perlas, a fest standouts section, closes with Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s “Loving Pablo,” announced yesterday as Venice-bound and a true-event tale of Pablo Escobar’s love affair with a TV presenter. Javier Bardem plays Escobar, Penelope Cruz his unlikely lover.

“Handia,” “Life and Nothing More” and “El Autor,” directed by Manuel Martin Cuenca (“Canibal”), vie in San Sebastian’s main competition for its top Golden Shell award
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San Sebastian: ‘El Autor,’ ‘Handia,’ ‘Life and Nothing More’ Make Competition Cut

San Sebastian: ‘El Autor,’ ‘Handia,’ ‘Life and Nothing More’ Make Competition Cut
Madrid — “Marrowbone,” the awaited directorial debut of Sergio G. Sanchez, screenwriter of “Jurassic World 2” director J.A. Bayona’s “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible,” will screen at this year’s San Sebastian Festival, the highest-profile film event in the Spanish-speaking world.

As will Florida-set “Life and Nothing More,” Spaniard Antonio Mendez Esparza’s follow-up to Cannes Critics’ Week winner “Aquí y Allá”; “Fe de Etarras,” Netflix’s second original movie in Spain, and Aitor Arregi and Jon Garaño’s anticipated “Handia,” a flagship of new Basque cinema.

San Sebastián’s Perlas, a fest standouts section, closes with Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s “Loving Pablo,” announced yesterday as Venice-bound and a true-event tale of Pablo Escobar’s love affair with a TV presenter. Javier Bardem plays Escobar, Penelope Cruz his unlikely lover.

“Handia,” “Life and Nothing More” and “El Autor,” directed by Manuel Martin Cuenca (“Canibal”), vie in San Sebastian’s main competition for its top Golden Shell award
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Amityville: The Awakening Quietly Retreats From Summer Release Date

Had things panned out differently, 2017 would have been a year long remembered for horror revivals – for better or worse.

Twice delayed, F. Javier Gutiérrez and Tsutomu Hanabusa’s Rings movie crawled its way onto the big screen back in February and was, quite frankly, dead on arrival. Lionsgate’s Saw: Legacy, meanwhile, (or should that be Jigsaw?) will hope to sidestep those creative pitfalls this October with a dark new chapter in the twisted story of one John Kramer.

And that’s before you even factor in Paramount’s long-in-development Friday the 13th reboot. Not unlike the aforementioned Rings, the Jason Voorhees origin story has been beset with production woes from the get-go – so much so, in fact, that production purportedly shut down earlier this year to lend those writers involved enough time to whip the screenplay into shape.

That brings us to another of 2017’s potential horror pics: Amityville: The Awakening.
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Cannes: Latido, Morena, Movistar + Team on Javier Fesser’s ‘Campeones’ (Exclusive)

Cannes: Latido, Morena, Movistar + Team on Javier Fesser’s ‘Campeones’ (Exclusive)
Madrid — Madrid-based Latido Films has acquired worldwide sales rights outside Spain to “Campeones,” an anticipated comedy-drama directed by Academy Award-nominated Javier Fesser (“Binta and the Great Idea”) and produced by Morena Films (“Altamira,” “Cell 211,” “Comandante”). Telefonica pay TV division Movistar Plus and Fesser’s Películas Pendleton.

Universal Pictures Intl. (Upi), which has scored heavily with Spanish movies’ domestic release, will handle distribution in Spain.

In a sign of strong TV backing, the key to a film getting made on a good budget these days in Spain, Movistar + and public broadcaster Tve have acquired pay and free-to-air rights respectively to Spain.

Campeones” marks the fifth feature from a director whose “Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure” garnered €22.9 million ($25.0 million) in Spain in 2003, becoming one of its highest-grossing films ever.

An upscale mainstream director who has often championed marginalized or socially-challenged minorities in films which broke out to considerable audiences, Fesser won Oscar
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Cannes: Latido, Morena, Movistar + Team on Javier Fesser’s ‘Campeones’ (Exclusive)

Cannes: Latido, Morena, Movistar + Team on Javier Fesser’s ‘Campeones’ (Exclusive)
Madrid — Madrid-based Latido Films has acquired worldwide sales rights outside Spain to “Campeones,” an anticipated comedy-drama directed by Academy Award-nominated Javier Fesser (“Binta and the Great Idea”) and produced by Morena Films (“Altamira,” “Cell 211,” “Comandante”). Telefonica pay TV division Movistar Plus and Fesser’s Películas Pendleton.

Universal Pictures Intl. (Upi), which has scored heavily with Spanish movies’ domestic release, will handle distribution in Spain.

In a sign of strong TV backing, the key to a film getting made on a good budget these days in Spain, Movistar + and public broadcaster Tve have acquired pay and free-to-air rights respectively to Spain.

Campeones” marks the fifth feature from a director whose “Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure” garnered €22.9 million ($25.0 million) in Spain in 2003, becoming one of its highest-grossing films ever.

An upscale mainstream director who has often championed marginalized or socially-challenged minorities in films which broke out to considerable audiences, Fesser won Oscar recognition for “Binta and the Great,” a
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The Crow Reboot R Rating and Budget Confirmed

It's been a while since we last heard any updates about the reboot of the cult classic The Crow. But it seems there is still a flicker of hope that it will come to be. In a recent interview with Forbes.com executive producer and former director F. Javier Gutiérrez (Rings) says they are still developing the movie which has a $40 million dollar budget. He also confirmed it will be rated R:

"...we are going to do an R-rated movie. I come from Europe, I’m very dark so I’m going to go for it. If any movie has to be R-rated then it’s The Crow. That’s how I got James O’Barr, the creator of The Crow, involved in the project because he said that if R-rated is the way that I wanted to go, he’s in. Even though I’m not directing it now,
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The Crow Remake Is a $40 Million R-Rated Revenge Movie?

The Crow Remake Is a $40 Million R-Rated Revenge Movie?
There are few movies that have been stuck in development in such a seemingly hopeless way as The Crow remake. For years, the project has been a revolving door of directors and actors trying to get this movie going. At one point, F. Javier Gutierrez (Rings) was attached to direct and, though he hasn't been involved in that capacity for a while, he is still set to be an Executive Producer on the movie. He has now revealed that, whenever the movie does actually get off the ground, it will be R-rated and it will have a budget of around $40 million. Which is pretty low for a superhero movie of this stature.

F. Javier Gutierrez recently spoke with Forbes and he was asked about The Crow remake and the reported $40 million production budget. He admitted that he hasn't heard much about it recently, but he didn't dispute that dollar figure
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F. Javier Gutiérrez Says The Crow Reborn Will Take The Form Of An R-Rated, $40 Million Feature

Can The Crow remake ever take flight in Hollywood? That’s the question that has plagued said reimagining for years, as Relativity’s horror/fantasy pic ricocheted from one director to another in what quickly became a truly torrid saga of false hope and non-starts.

It was during this time that Jack Huston, Luke Evans, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Bradley Cooper all came attached to the part of Eric Draven – a part that was originally brought to life by Brandon Lee all those years ago – at various stages, only to drop out before The Crow remake could garner a sense of momentum. And that’s before you even factor in Relativity’s financial woes, which resulted in the project uprooting for a new home at Davis Films, Highland Film Group, and Electric Shadow. Between them, those three parties have pledged their combined support to the re-adaptation,
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McU crosses a box office milestone, Dark Tower trailer, possible The Last Jedi spoilers and more – Daily News Roundup

$11 Billion

James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was released overseas this past weekend [read our reviews here and here], and the film’s box office opening of $100 million has pushed the Marvel Cinematic Universe past a very big milestone. Starting with its launch in 2008 with Iron Man, the McU has now earned $11 billion worldwide. It surpassed Harry Potter and Star Wars quite some time ago, and with Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok later this year, it’s certainly going to extend its lead. Read more here.

Guardians: Infinity War

Speaking of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Chris Pratt has been talking about the team’s role in Avengers: Infinity War, downplaying the impact they will have on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. “We definitely will have a strong presence, but we are playing supporting cast – you know what I mean?” Pratt said. “We’re there to help them tell an awesome Infinity War story.
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The Crow reboot is eyeing an R-rating

The long planned reboot of The Crow is looking to garner an R-rating, according its executive producer.

While there have been plenty of false starts for the project, Rings director F. Javier Gutierrez is still attached to the movie, albeit as executive producer, having vacated the director’s chair back in 2014.

The reboot of the comic, which was also a Brandon Lee film, will reportedly cost $40 million to produce, and in a interview with Forbes, Gutierrez was asked about the movie’s rating.

“With The Crow, I haven’t talked to them in a while so I don’t know what is going on with that, but we are going to do an R-rated movie. I come from Europe, I’m very dark so I’m going to go for it. If any movie has to be R-rated then it’s The Crow. That’s how I got James O’Barr,
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The Crow remake will reportedly have an R-rating

The Crow remake R-rating: Director F. Javier Gutiérrez says that the new film will go the way of Deadpool and Logan and aim for the higher MPAA rating.

More on The Crow remake R-rating below.

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A remake of The Crow has long been in the offing and some new news reared its head over the big bank holiday weekend. The film is to be directed by Rings helmer F. Javier Gutiérrez and will reportedly cost around the $40 million mark. With the success of the likes of Deadpool and this year’s Logan, both obviously comic-book movies, and indeed very R-rated, a question was put to the filmmaker by Simon Thompson over at Forbes as to whether the planned redo of the Brandon Lee movie and indeed James O’Barr’s 1989 comic book of the same name will go the same route. The director was happy to answer the question.
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Rings: F. Javier Gutiérrez, Matilda Lutz and Alex Roe – Exclusive Video Interviews

Samara’s latest outing is crawling from the big screen and into your living rooms as Rings is hitting Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD this week! To celebrate we have exclusive video interviews with director Javier Gutiérrez, alongside stars Matilda Lutz… Continue Reading →

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Contest: Win Rings on Blu-ray / DVD

Keep one eye on your TV screens, because Samara is looking to make house calls with Paramount Home Media Distribution's Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD release of Rings on May 2nd (following its April 21st Digital HD release), and we've we've been provided with two Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers who are ready to brave the seven-day curse.

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Rings Invites You to "Watch Me" in this Home Entertainment Release Preview

Rings was released in many theatres in early February. Since then, this sequel has released through Video-on-demand. There are now plans to release this fourth? film via a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack. This third release will take place in early May. Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe and Johnny Galecki each star in this latest sequel, which follows The Ring Two (2005). Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall, 2008) has directed this latest picture. More details on the film's home entertainment launch are hosted her This latest Rings title follows Julia (Lutz). She is worried about her boyfriend, Holt (Roe), who has recently watched a cursed video tape. The curse states that he has only seven days to live. But, this time, there is a "movie within a movie" and it might be too late to rescue Holt. Paramount will handle the home entertainment launch. Extras on this release include: 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio,
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