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Chris Hemsworth Reunites With Avengers: Infinity War Directors For Dhaka

Given their first collaboration, Avengers: Infinity War, was a gangbuster at the box office, Chris Hemsworth has decided to reunite with Joe and Anthony Russo on the Netflix drama Dhaka.

According to Deadline, the Thor: Ragnarok star has signed on to portray a “physically brave” but “emotional coward” in the film, which will be penned by none other than Marvel Cinematic Universe mogul Joe Russo. Reportedly, Hemsworth will play a man who, amongst wrestling with “his identity and sense of self,” must liberate an Indian boy from capture.

Set in India, Dhaka will be produced by Joe and Anthony Russo under their Agbo banner. Also producing is Mike Larocca – executive producer on the upcoming Chadwick Boseman-led 17 Bridges – and Chris Hemsworth, through his Thematic Entertainment.

Behind the camera, long-time stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave – who served as the stunt double for Chris Evans in The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier – will make his directorial debut.
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Michelle Yeoh and Awkwafina set for interdimensional action film Everything Everywhere All at Once

Crazy Rich Asians co-stars Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery) and Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8) are set to reunite on Everything Everywhere All at Once, the new film from Swiss Army Man directors The Daniels – a.k.a. Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.

THR reports that plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film is described as “an interdimensional action film”. Avengers: Infinity War co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo are set to produce through their Agbo production company.

Yeon and Awkwafina can currently be seen in the hit comedy Crazy Rich Asians, which is proving to be a smash hit at the box office, having dropped just 6% in its second weekend in North America where it has grossed over $86 million to date.

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Movie Talk: Chris Hemsworth to Lead Russo Brothers-Scripted Netflix Thriller

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff, and Jeff Sneider discuss the following: Deadline is reporting that Joe Russo and Anthony Russo have negotiated a deal with Netflix for a kidnap extraction drama titled Dhaka starring Chris Hemsworth. THR is reporting that Michelle Yeoh and Awkwafina are in talks to star in Everything Everywhere All at Once, the next feature for directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Exclusive: Collider's Jeff Sneider reports that Damon Herriman, who is playing Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, will also be playing Manson …
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Michelle Yeoh & Awkwafina in talks for film from Swiss Army Man directors

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Crazy Rich Asians was released several weeks ago to much critical acclaim, and Warner Bros. is already looking to develop a sequel, but before they reunite for the follow-up, it seems that Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery) and Awkwafina (Ocean's 8) may first star in the next feature film from the directors of Swiss Army Man. [Seemore] Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, best known... Read More...
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Michelle Yeoh and Awkwafina in Talks to Reunite for New Movie from ‘Swiss Army Man’ Directors

Swiss Army Man is a joyous, delightful experience, and it’s kind of a wonder the movie even exists. We haven’t heard much from directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, aka Daniels, although their next movie will be Everything Everywhere All at Once. The film is an interdimensional action movie that would reunite Crazy Rich Asians stars Michelle Yeoh and Awkwafina. THR doesn’t have any details on what the plot would entail, but Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo will produce via their Agbo production company. Hopefully both Yeoh and Awkwafina, who didn’t really …
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Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina in Talks for Film From 'Swiss Army Man' Directors

Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina in Talks for Film From 'Swiss Army Man' Directors
Crazy Rich Asians is proving to be box-office gold, falling only 6 percent in its second weekend at the domestic box office where it has pulled in a total gross of $83 million to date.

Now two of its stars, Michelle Yeoh and Awkwafina, are in talks to reunite. This time for an interdimensional action film.

Everything Everywhere All at Once is the next feature for directing duo Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Better known as The Daniels, the filmmakers were behind the Sundance stand-out Swiss Army Man, the surrealist dramedy that saw Daniel Radcliffe play a flatulent corpse.

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Busy Agbo Sets India Kidnap Drama ‘Dhaka’ At Netflix: Chris Hemsworth Stars & Sam Hargrave Helms Joe Russo Script

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Busy Agbo Sets India Kidnap Drama ‘Dhaka’ At Netflix: Chris Hemsworth Stars & Sam Hargrave Helms Joe Russo Script
Exclusive: For a couple of guys whose summer entry Avengers: Infinity War became only the fourth ever to top $2 billion in worldwide ticket sales, and — at least until their sequel next summer — wiped out a good portion of the signature characters of the Marvel universe, Joe and Anthony Russo have been extreme multi-taskers, moving in overdrive to get their Agbo studio up and running. They’ve just firmed with Netflix plans for an India and Thailand shoot for Dhaka, a kidnap extraction drama that will star Chris Hemsworth — whose Thor character is central to the two Avengers films — and marks the feature directorial debut of Sam Hargrave. He has graduated from being Chris Evans’ stunt double in Captain America: The Winter Soldier to fight to stunt coordinator in Captain America: Civil War, to holding those jobs plus some second unit directing in Avengers: Infinity War. Dhaka is a script written
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Marches Toward $600M Profit; How The Russo Brothers Mapped Out The Marvel Hit

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Marches Toward $600M Profit; How The Russo Brothers Mapped Out The Marvel Hit
Spoiler Alert: This story contains plot details about Avengers: Infinity War.

Last weekend, Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War broke a profit in its theatrical window after just 10 days, a box office triumph uncommon with many rival studio movies, yet increasingly common for the Marvel and Lucasfilm titles.

While Disney does not disclose or comment on the profitability of its films, our financial analysts figure that Infinity War by the end of its run stands to make close to $600 million after all ancillaries, based off a final global gross of $1.88 billion.

Whether Infinity War gets to $2 billion worldwide depends on its ability to generate 65% of its global gross overseas in the weeks ahead. That’s reasonable given how Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story largely skew domestic. Then there’s the case of China, and though we’ve heard that Infinity War is hot there on social media and advance ticket sales,
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Sorry to Bother You Trailer: Boots Riley's Insane Directorial Debut

Sorry to Bother You Trailer: Boots Riley's Insane Directorial Debut
The new trailer for Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You has arrived and it's a bizarre sci-fi/comedy trip. Riley is best-known as rapper and producer of collective the Coup, who have an album that's also called Sorry To Bother You. The movie marks the directorial debut for Boots Riley, which he also wrote. In June 2017, it was announced Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Get Out), Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok), and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) had been cast in Sorry To Bother You, with the rest of the cast signing on later in 2017.

Sorry To Bother You stars Lakeith Stanfield as Cassius Green, a telemarketer in an alternate reality of Oakland, California. At the beginning of the trailer, we learn that Green is living in a garage and that he's struggling for money, going as far as to put pocket change in his gas tank. Stanfield's Cassius Green needs a job and he needs one quick,
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Vimeo Staff Picks: How to Get Your Film Seen By Hollywood Producers and Brands

With more than 240 million monthly viewers, Vimeo has grown into one of the best online platforms for filmmakers to share their work with the world and discover other talented artists. The site’s flagship channel, Vimeo Staff Picks, features the best videos on Vimeo, and is billed as a “never-ending film festival” that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The benefit of a Staff Pick can be getting your short film, music video or other short form work seen by production companies, advertising agencies and brands looking for emerging talent. Filmmaker Patrick Jean’s short film “Pixels” was chosen as a Staff Pick, went viral, and attracted the attention of Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, which hired Patrick to direct the feature-length version. Though Happy Madison ultimately brought Chris Columbus on board to direct, Patrick stayed on as an executive producer and co-writer of the script.

Timelapse cinematographer Drew Geraci’s “District Nights” similarly landed him a job shooting the opening credits sequence for Netflix’s “House of Cards,” while Daniel Mercadante’s two-minute short “Laughs” led to Volkswagen hiring him to shoot a second version for a TV commercial. Other Staff Picks alumni who have gained critical exposure through Vimeo include “Swiss Army Man” co-directors the Daniels (12 Staff Picks) and “Kong: Skull Island” filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts (2 Staff Picks).

Read More: John Early and Kate Berlant’s ‘555’ Just Raised the Bar for Every Short Form Comedy Ever

Curated by a five-person in-house team, Staff Picks is comprised of the core verticals of Drama, Comedy, Action Sports and Documentary, and also includes Music Video, Animation, Travel and Eye Candy. Vimeo selects around four Staff Picks per day and features the videos on its homepage. Out of the tens of millions of videos uploaded to Vimeo on a yearly basis, roughly 1,000 are chosen as Staff Picks. The site also selects around 10 “Best of the Month” videos per month.

Though Staff Picks are free to watch, Vimeo on Demand offers filmmakers a way to monetize their work via a 90/10 split, with 90 percent of revenue going to the creators. Launched in 2013, the site’s VOD content features more than 50,000 videos with more than 1 million paying customers. If a filmmaker wants to earn revenue off of his or her Vimeo Staff Pick, the film can be moved to the subscription-only platform.

So how can you secure a coveted Vimeo Staff Picks badge for your film? Here are five key factors paraphrased from a presentation by Meghan Oretsky, one of the company’s five curators, during an event at the company’s New York office.

Exceptional craft

Staff Picks should look good and sound amazing, but filmmakers should also ask themselves whether their work innovates and pushes the medium to a new level. Check out “Analogue Loaders” by from Raphael Vangelis.

Conversation starting

To get people talking about a short film, it should present provocative ideas and visuals that ideally appeal to a millennial audience. Vimeo knows a video is a winner when the curators anticipate it being shared and sparking conversations amongst friends. Check out “Black Holes” by Noodles.

Engaging storytelling

Stories should draw the viewer in, elicit an emotional response and ultimately be something that people want to the share with their friends. A good example is the short film “Con Amor” by Cole Webley.

Originality

Vimeo creators should have a unique style and story. A good question to ask is, have we seen this story told time and time again? If so, are they bringing any new ideas or a new voice to the genre? Check out Ilya Naishuller’s music video for Leningrad’s “Kolshick.”

Read More: Danny Devito’s Short Film ‘Curmudgeons’ Launches Vimeo’s Staff Pick Premieres

Diverse Voices

Vimeo’s curators attend niche festivals in order to find content from female filmmakers, the Lgbtq community, people with disabilities, the indigenous community and more. Check out David M. Helman’s music video for Michael Kiwanuka “Cold Little Heart.”

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Why the ‘Swiss Army Man’ Directors Backed the Psychedelic Comedy-Musical ‘Snowy Bing Bongs’

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Why the ‘Swiss Army Man’ Directors Backed the Psychedelic Comedy-Musical ‘Snowy Bing Bongs’
What is “Snowy Bing Bongs?” As with most projects involving “Swiss Army Man” co-directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — aka “Daniels” — you kind of have to watch it. Originally performed as a stage play by the dance-comedy trio Cocoon Central Dance Team, the 40-minute film that’s “part psychotropic performance art spectacle, part absurdist sketch show” premieres at Brooklyn’s BAMcinemaFEST. Its path to that point was as unpredictable as the movie itself.

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Cocoon Central founders Tallie Medel, Sunita Mani and Eleanore Pienta — aka the Bing Bongs — have been longtime collaborators with the Daniels, dating back to their days at Emerson College in Boston. That was before Kwan and Scheinert made names for themselves as the directors of visually-inventive music videos, which led to their surreal 2016 Sundance breakout.

“Basically, every movie I made
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‘Brigsby Bear’ Teaser Trailer: Kyle Mooney Introduces You to A Highly Original Summer Indie

‘Brigsby Bear’ Teaser Trailer: Kyle Mooney Introduces You to A Highly Original Summer Indie
Every summer movie season needs at least one completely original indie movie. Last year it was the Daniels’ outrageous “Swiss Army Man,” and this year that breath of cinematic fresh air could very well be “Brigsby Bear.”

Directed by Dave McCary and co-written by and starring “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kyle Mooney, “Brigsby Bear” is a highly unusual tale of self-discovery that demands no spoilers. The teaser below won’t give away the plot, but it will leave you scratching your head and very, very intrigued.

Read More: ‘Brigsby Bear’ Review: The Lonely Island’s Sundance Debut Is a Sweet Movie, But It’s a One-Joke Slog

Sony Pictures Classics’ official synopsis reads: “‘Brigsby Bear Adventures’ is a children’s TV show produced for an audience of one: James (Kyle Mooney). When the show abruptly ends, James’s life changes forever, he sets out to finish the story himself
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‘Coraline’ and ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas’ Director Henry Selick is Coming to Television

‘Coraline’ and ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas’ Director Henry Selick is Coming to Television
Henry Selick hasn’t released a feature film since “Coraline” debuted in 2009. While he’s been developing multiple film projects for a while, including the long-delayed “The Shadow King,” it appears new material from Selick will finally be coming soon as the animator makes a move to television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Selick will direct the pilot and potentially more episodes of “Little Nightmares,” from executive producers Anthony and Joe Russo.

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“Little Nightmares” will be based on the horror-adventure video game series of the same name. The story involves a 9-year-old girl named Six who must escape from the bottom of a ship by facing off against various evil villains. The video game was only released in April, but the Russo Brothers quickly acquired television rights. They will develop and executive produce
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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Director Started Out By Posting Short Films On Vimeo

After receiving generally positive reviews, the King Kong reboot Kong: Skull Island has made $559 million at the box office, making it the fourth-highest grossing movies of 2017 so far. The film’s director, however, wasn’t always a blockbuster guy. Instead, Jordan Vogt-Roberts got his start by making no-budget content he posted on Vimeo, as he recounted in a recent interview with the video site.

Vogt-Roberts, like many other young filmmakers, turned to Vimeo because the platform had fostered a reputation as the artist’s platform. “Vimeo was the one place that actually cared about the artistry and the craft and the quality,” Vogt-Roberts said. “It was like a beacon when the rest of the world was horrible, depressed, pixelated, artifacted videos.” He was not the only creator with that idea; other well known directors who got their start on Vimeo include Daniels, the duo behind the 2016 flick Swiss Army Man,
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Revisiting Prometheus and looking ahead to Alien: Covenant

Ryan Lambie Apr 26, 2017

To mark Alien Day, we look back at 2012's Prometheus, and wonder what lies ahead for the franchise in Alien: Covenant...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for Prometheus and speculation about Alien: Covenant.

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Talk about melodramatic. Having stepped out of a Saturday afternoon IMAX screening of Prometheus in June 2012, your humble writer fell into a steep pit of gloom. A picture of a torn cinema ticket with the caption, “My broken heart” (or something to that effect) was posted on Twitter. A pub was visited; consolatory beers were imbibed.

A film that seemed to have so much promise going in - Ridley Scott’s form in the sci-fi genre, those fan-baiting trailers, complete with the hooting space owls from the old Alien promos - had largely evaporated by the time the end credits rolled. Prometheus
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‘Swiss Army Man’ DVD Review

Stars: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead | Written and Directed by Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert

How do you write a movie about a farting corpse that leads a man home by a certain part of his anatomy? The answer to that is to watch Swiss Army Man and look beyond what you are seeing, then when that fails just go with wherever the film takes you.

When Hank (Paul Dano) finds himself lost in a deserted island, he gives up hope ready to kill himself. When Manny (Daniel Radcliffe), a dead body drifts onto the beach just in time to save him. Using Manny’s farts, Hank is able to ride the corpse back to the mainland, and is slowly led to civilisation by his new friend or to be more exact, his body.

It can be hard to follow Swiss Army Man if you take it too seriously,
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Giveaway – Win a Lionsgate Comedy DVD Bundle with Swiss Army Man

Lionsgate UK proudly presents Swiss Army Man starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 10th April 2017, and to celebrate we have a comedy DVD bundle to give away featuring Dirty Grandpa, Eddie the Eagle, Sing Street, and Absolutely Anything.

Bursting with limitless creativity, Swiss Army Man goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again. Hank (Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. Everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

Swiss Army Man creates a world like no other – a place of pure fantastical imagination, brimming with magical realism yet featuring
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Review: Swiss Army Man (2016)

The Daniels (Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) a music video directing duo, who unleashed the internet breaking visuals for DJ Snake’s Turn Down For What back in 2014, make their feature debut with this bromantic comedy between a marooned millennial and a farting corpse, hardly the easiest sell to a movie going safe-spacer. And it’s true, when Swiss Army Man, the hottest ticket at last year’s Sundance Film Festival unspooled before the sold-out audiences’ eyes, many just got up and left, totally disgusted. Okay, let’s be clear here, this isn’t Robert Zemeckis’s Castaway that’s for sure, but it ain’t Srdjan Spasojevic’s A Serbian Film either. Beneath their scatological obsessed humour, the Daniels have crafted a bizarre little indy film about isolation and sexual shame, which at times is beautifully lo-fi and tender.

We meet Hank (Paul Dano) a shaggy haired boy-man on a
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The Russos enlist Swiss Army Man directors for mystery sci-fi feature

The Russos are teaming up with The Daniels, with Deadline reporting that Joe and Anthony Russo have enlisted Swiss Army Man writer-directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan to write, direct and produce a new sci-fi feature.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the site reports that the movie will be as original as the Daniels’ award-winning (and divisive) Swiss Army Man. It will mark the first project from the Russos newly-formed production company back by the China-based Huayi Brothers Media Corporation.

Joe and Anthony Russo are incredibly busy at the moment; they are currently in production on Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel, which are shooting back-to-back ahead of release in 2018 and 2019 respectively. The brothers are also producing a TV adaptation of cult film The Warriors, and have recently signed on for a small screen adaptation of the Valiant comic book series Quantum and Woody.
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Jake Gyllenhaal to Lead ‘The Anarchists vs Isis,’ ‘Swiss Army Man’ Directors Find Next Film & More

With their pulpy, entertaining sci-fi film Life now in theaters, star Jake Gyllenhaal and director Daniel Espinosa are already set to re-team for another cinematic outing. According to The Tracking Board, the pair are set to adapt an article by Rolling Stone about a group of Americans who fight alongside the Ypg against Isis. Titled The Anarchists vs Isis, Gyllenhaal will lead the project, along as joining the film as a producer. Espinosa is set to direct and they are still on the hunt for a writer to adapt the article, hopefully one that adapts such a recent set of events in compelling form.

Next up, after crafting one of the wildest movies of last year with Swiss Army Man, Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (aka Daniels) have found their next project and it looks like they are expanding their scope in a big one. They’ve teamed with Joe
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