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Daniel Craig’s 007 Replacement Won’t Be Discussed Until 2022, Says James Bond Producer Barbara Broccoli

Daniel Craig’s 007 Replacement Won’t Be Discussed Until 2022, Says James Bond Producer Barbara Broccoli
James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, the long-time custodians of the iconic spy, have said the prospect of replacing Daniel Craig isn’t something they’re entertaining until 2022.

In an interview on BBC Radio 4’s popular Today program on Monday morning, the half-siblings and heads of Bond outfit Eon Productions were asked if they have decided who might replace Craig’s 007.

“Oh God no,” said Broccoli. “We’re not thinking about it at all. We want Daniel to have his time of celebration. Next year we’ll start thinking about the future.”

As for whether Craig, who has played Bond for 15 years, might have a say about the next iteration of the British spy, Wilson said, “He’s been such a great Bond. Those are big shoes to fill. I can’t even [think if it’s] possible.”

Betting company William Hill’s top favorites to play Bond are currently Tom Hardy,
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Box Office Milestone: ‘Shang-Chi’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Domestic Pic of Pandemic Era

Box Office Milestone: ‘Shang-Chi’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Domestic Pic of Pandemic Era
Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings continues to dazzle at the box office.

The Marvel Studios and Disney pic achieved a major milestone on Friday when hitting $186.8 million in domestic ticket sales, the highest gross of the pandemic-era despite the challenges posed by the delta variant. The record previously belonged to fellow Marvel title Black Widow, which topped out at $183.4 million in North America.

Bullish box office analysts believe Shang-Chi has a shot at approaching $240 million or more by the end of its run domestically. Disney opted to give the film an exclusive theatrical release versus opening it ...
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Tokyo film festival unveils competition line-up with 10 world premieres

Tokyo film festival unveils competition line-up with 10 world premieres
World premieres include debut from Happy Hour co-writer Tadashi Nohara and new works from Brillante Mendoza and Mikhail Red.

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced the full line-up for its 34th edition, including the main competition section of 15 films, among which 10 titles are world premieres. Other sections include Asian Future, Gala Selection, World Focus, Nippon Cinema Now and Japanese Animation.

The competition section includes the world premieres of two Japanese films – Third Time Lucky, the debut feature of Tadashi Nohara, who co-wrote Happy Hour and Wife Of A Spy; and Just Remembering from Daigo Matsui (Ice Cream And The
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David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive’ 20th Anniversary Restoration to Get Studiocanal, Criterion Release – Global Bulletin

David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive’ 20th Anniversary Restoration to Get Studiocanal, Criterion Release – Global Bulletin
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The 20th anniversary 4K restoration of David Lynch‘s iconic surrealist mystery-drama is to get a home entertainment and limited theatrical release from Studiocanal and the Criterion Collection.

20 years after the film’s world premiere at Cannes in 2001, the restoration, supervised by Lynch himself, premiered at the Cannes Classics selection earlier this year. In 2001, Lynch won best director at Cannes, an award he shared with Joel Coen for “The Man Who Wasn’t There.”

The film will be released on home entertainment, formats including a 4K Uhd limited collector’s edition with a new artwork by Krzysztof Domaradzki rolling out across Studiocanal’s territories in November, with additional theatrical releases planned in France and Germany.

Mulholland Drive” stars Naomi Watts (“The Impossible”) in her breakthrough double-role as well as Laura Harring (“Love in the Time of Cholera”), Justin Theroux (“The Girl On The Train”) and Melissa George (“Hunted”).

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Take part in Screen’s Stars of Tomorrow 2021 virtual event

Take part in Screen’s Stars of Tomorrow 2021 virtual event
The 2021 Stars of Tomorrow line-up will be revealed on Monday October 4.

Join Screen International editor Matt Mueller and Stars of Tomorrow curator Fionnuala Halligan on Tuesday, October 5 at 17.00 BST for a virtual event to meet the actors, writers, directors, producers and heads of department who have been selected as this year’s UK & Ireland Stars of Tomorrow.

Register for free here to take part in the webinar

The 2021 Stars of Tomorrow line-up will be announced on October 4.

The virtual event will see this year’s Stars take part in a live Q&a, and field questions from attendees, which can
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‘Fire on the Plain’ Review: Rising Talent Burns Up the Screen in Gutsy, Gorgeous Chinese Noir

‘Fire on the Plain’ Review: Rising Talent Burns Up the Screen in Gutsy, Gorgeous Chinese Noir
While Western cinema all too often equates film noir with retro pastiche and period fare, Chinese filmmakers continue to sustain the genre in bracingly contemporary, socially relevant ways — often sneaking a wealth of political and economic commentary past censors and straight into their sleek underworld narratives. Zhang Ji’s remarkable debut feature, “Fire on the Plain,” follows in this rich tradition: On the surface, it’s a grand, expansive yarn meshing cool policier with . A collective sense of yearning for other lives and other options runs through the well-oiled mechanics of the plot, elevating this San Sebastian competition standout from merely compelling to truly stirring.

Former cinematographer Zhang is best known for his work on Zhang Bingjian’s “North by Northeast,” and this is about as fully formed as first features come — matching the technical finesse you might expect, given his background, to real storytelling brio. If “Fire on the Plain
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Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Gensan Punch’ Set as HBO Original Movie (Exclusive)

Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Gensan Punch’ Set as HBO Original Movie (Exclusive)
“Gensan Punch,” the upcoming film by celebrated Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, has been set as an HBO Asia Original movie. It will become available on regional streaming service HBO Go in the next few months.

Ahead of that, the film will have its world premiere next month at the Busan International Film Festival, and follow that with an out-of-competition gala selection at November’s Tokyo International Film Festival. In Busan, it appears in the Window on Asian Cinema” section and is also one of seven Asian films nominated for the festival’s Kim Jiseok Award.

The Japan and Philippines coproduction film is a fact-based story about a Japanese man with a prosthetic leg who seeks to become a professional boxer. He did his training in the so-called Gensan Quarter of General Santos City, which has long been known for producing athletes, including former champion boxer and current presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao.
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Busan Builds Actors House as Monument to Thespian Craft

Busan Builds Actors House as Monument to Thespian Craft
The Busan festival has experienced its share of fandom in previous editions, with everything from frenetic crowds at guest visits in Haeundae, an overflowing Biff Square in Nampodong, through to star-struck teenagers camping in the entrance to the Grand Hotel. None of these are particularly appropriate in the age of Covid and social distancing.

With that in mind, the festival has built what it calls an ‘Actors House,’ a slightly more respectful and arms-length series of encounters between on-screen stars and their public. The series consists of six, more in-depth conversations with successful, younger talent.

They will be sharing stories that have never been heard before, including their acting philosophy and their most memorable scenes, organizers say. The sessions are moderated by Una Beck, the head of Una Labo Actorology.

Highest profile participants are actress Uhm Junghwa and actor Cho Jinwoong, who have established their filmographies across the silver screen and television.
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Busan and London Selection ‘Pedro’ Explores the Outsider in Society

Busan and London Selection ‘Pedro’ Explores the Outsider in Society
Feature debutant Natesh Hegde’s “Pedro,” which has its world premiere at Busan’s New Currents strand and has subsequent play dates at the BFI London Film Festival, explores the theme of outsiders in society.

The titular Pedro is a taciturn electrician in a forest village in the foothills of western India. He also does odd jobs and is frequently inebriated. An incident that he is in the thick of sets in motion a chain of events that exposes societal prejudices.

“A lot of things in the film are derived from my life or life around me,” Hegde told Variety. “Particularly ‘Pedro’ is a story of a person struggling to fit in the social norms. I have a fascination towards them. Many times I also struggled for acceptance so, when I thought of making a film, this subject was the first thing that occurred to me.”

“I was trying to
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Images Show Off Everyone's Favorite, Muncher

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Images Show Off Everyone's Favorite, Muncher
The trailer for "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," which hits theaters in November, shows kids in the Ectomobile, deploying a gunner's seat while chasing a new ghost named Muncher across a small Oklahoma town. If you want to get a better look at Muncher, you won't have to chase him all that far. Sony Pictures has released a couple of new promo images for the movie, one of which features the blue, Slimer-like specter in all his fire-hydrant-guzzling glory.

Our first look at Muncher came back in January in the unlikeliest of places: on an episode of "MasterChef Junior: Spain." These new images come our way via Empire, which has a "Ghostbusters" Celebration...

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Busan Apm: India’s ‘A Miracle of Love’ Takes a Deeply Personal Look at Autism

Busan Apm: India’s ‘A Miracle of Love’ Takes a Deeply Personal Look at Autism
Indian director Jiju Antony’s “A Miracle of Love,” selected at Busan’s Asian Project Market, is informed by the filmmaker’s own life experience.

“The script is heavily inspired by an episode from my personal experiences in raising my son who’s living with autism,” Antony tells Variety. “There are thousands of defining moments in our journey with him. A milestone incident from that journey became the crux of this project. It was such a fulfilling experience in real life, I was feeling blissful while writing towards that defining incident in the script.”

The film will take a peep into a family’s life on either side of a weekend, about the demons they fight in their heads and how relationships get stretched. At the same time, it will also explore how people with radically different perspectives of life can bring a positive change.

“I just want to say
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Licorice Pizza Trailer Breakdown: Meet Your LA Summer Mood Board

Licorice Pizza Trailer Breakdown: Meet Your LA Summer Mood Board
Paul Thomas Anderson has blessed us with another fun LA romp which will undoubtedly slide its way onto everyone's Summer 2023 mood board. Not to get into it before we get into it, but mark my words, you're going to find so many "You've come a long way, baby" DIY t-shirts on Depop. Anyway, the adorably named "Licorice Pizza" stars Cooper Hoffman (son of Phillip Seymour!) as Gary Valentine and Alana Haim (sister of the other two Haim sisters!) as Alana Kane as they grow up, find love, and f*ck around LA in the '70s. While this isn't Haim's first acting role, it is the first...

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage Vignette Introduces Audiences To Naomi Harris' Shriek

Venom: Let There Be Carnage Vignette Introduces Audiences To Naomi Harris' Shriek
The "Venom" news just won't stop. After confirming that the film's universe will be expanding with "Venom: Let There Be Carnage," and hearing director Andy Serkis describe the sequel as a "love story – but not the love story you might think," we've been gifted with a sweet new slice of the "Venom" news pie.

This time, it's a sneak peek at one of the new characters to make her film debut in the "Venom" universe: the aptly named Shriek (you'll see why in a second). Played by the always lovely Naomie Harris, who has clearly gone through a very punk makeover for the roll, Shriek...

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Star Wars: Andor Has Wrapped And Diego Luna Is Giddy

Star Wars: Andor Has Wrapped And Diego Luna Is Giddy
Diego Luna is out promoting his Amazon series, "Pan y Circo," and in the process of doing so, he happened to let slip that another little show called "Star Wars: Andor" has finished filming. In "Andor," Luna reprises his role as Rebel spy Cassian Andor from "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." The series is a prequel to "Rogue One" and it has twelve episodes in the bag for next year when it hits Disney+.

"Pan y Circo" is a show, similar to Jon Favreau's "Dinner for Five" on IFC, in which Luna and various guests — including his "Y Tu Mama Tambien" co-star, Gael Garcia Bernal —...

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IATSE Members Cancel Streaming Subscriptions Ahead of Strike Vote

IATSE Members Cancel Streaming Subscriptions Ahead of Strike Vote
As a strike authorization vote looms, some IATSE members have decided to cancel their streaming subscriptions in hopes of sending a message that would hit the studios in the pocketbook.

Workers in the below-the-line entertainment unions are gearing up to vote to authorize a strike this weekend, amid anger over long production hours without adequate break periods. The nascent campaign to cancel streaming subscriptions has spread online, but without the blessing or direction of union leadership.

“It’s purely grassroots, as a means of getting the attention of these streaming services,” said Terri Freedman, who works in craft services and is a member of IATSE Local 80. “The biggest place to affect a corporation is where their income lies.”

The move shows how the entertainment landscape has shifted, such that consumers now have a direct connection with the studios that make and distribute movies and shows, and an easy way to express their displeasure.
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Busan: Emmy Nominee Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s ‘No Land’s Man’ (Exclusive)

Busan: Emmy Nominee Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s ‘No Land’s Man’ (Exclusive)
Leading Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui (“Sacred Games”) is buzzing. He has just been nominated for a best actor international Emmy for Sudhir Mishra’s Netflix film “Serious Men.”

Siddiqui’s next big international splash is with Bangladeshi director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s “No Land’s Man,” where he plays the lead. The film has its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival, where it is nominated for the prestigious Kim Ji-seok award.

Farooki’s “Television” closed Busan in 2012. The filmmaker has been in the vanguard of Bangladesh’s new wave movement with films like “Doob – No Bed of Roses” (2017) and “Saturday Afternoon” (2019). “No Land’s Man” arose from an idea about identity that Farooki presented to Siddiqui at Kolkata some six years ago.

Siddiqui plays a man known as Naveen, or Sameer, who cannot tell the truth about anything, including his name, nationality, religion, family, and past, as he is harboring a potentially devastating secret.
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Busan: Aparna Sen on Kim Ji-seok Award Contender ‘The Rapist’

Busan: Aparna Sen on Kim Ji-seok Award Contender ‘The Rapist’
“The Rapist,” which has its premiere next month at the Busan International Film Festival is the hardest hitting film that Indian filmmaker Aparna Sen has ever made.

A chronicler of different aspects of Indian life, Sen has previously won global acclaim for her eclectic body of work, which includes “36 Chowringhee Lane” (1981), “Paroma” (1985) and “Iti Mrinalini” (2010) as a director.

Sen is also one of India’s most feted actors who has worked with the stalwarts of the country’s cinema including Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Rituparno Ghosh and internationally with Ismail Merchant and James Ivory.

Sen had the idea for “The Rapist” some 15 years ago, and decided to revisit the subject after the recent spate of rape incidents in India. “I began to wonder about why men rape. No one is born a rapist. They go through infancy, through the toddler stage and through boyhood in all innocence,” Sen tells Variety.
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Im Kwon Taek: Busan Honors an Old Master as Asian Filmmaker of the Year

Im Kwon Taek: Busan Honors an Old Master as Asian Filmmaker of the Year
Busan’s Asian Film Maker of the Year Award has become almost indistinguishable from a lifetime achievement award. But that need not diminish either the recipient or the festival.

Im Kwon-taek is arguably the best-known South Korean film director to have straddled both the modern era and the earlier time when the country and the film industry were under more authoritarian control.

At 85, Im is not only one of the oldest working directors, he has also been one of the most prolific. In a career that stretches from a 1962 debut with “Farewell Duman River” to 2014 title “Revivre” (aka “Hwajang”) he has made 102 features.

Born in provincial Gwangju in 1934, Im made his way to Busan and, eventually, Seoul where he found work initially as a production assistant. For the first two decades of his directing career, he earned a reputation as a reliable journeyman, able to deliver films according to the military government’s annual quota,
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14 Shows Like Rick And Morty That Are Worth Your Time

14 Shows Like Rick And Morty That Are Worth Your Time
From its first episode, "Rick and Morty" dared to push the science fiction genre beyond the final frontier and the bounds of so-called good taste. In this untamed universe, anarchic anti-heroes explore a wackier side of science fiction and a darker side of comedy. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the Adult Swim gem dazzled fans and critics alike by unfurling a cavalcade of eye-popping escapades, rich in meta commentary and centered around its outrageous grandfather-and-grandson team. 

With a portal gun and a devil-may-care attitude, Morty Smith and Rick Sanchez are a force to be reckoned with. Whether they're combatting cryptids for the US President,...

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Other Ryan Reynolds Movies You Should Watch After Free Guy

Other Ryan Reynolds Movies You Should Watch After Free Guy
2021 is the year of deja vu. It has conquered our airwaves; it has twisted our headlines; and it has massively entrenched itself in multiplexes, where last year's movies are current entertainment. A relief? Sure. Numbing? That too. It's hard to shake the sense that we've already seen everything that theaters have to offer, given that we got our first glimpses of "Black Widow" and "F9" more than a year a half ago. 

So, in this strange season, what does it take to renew a moviegoer's excitement? How about Ryan Reynolds? Reynolds' "Free Guy" has been as delayed as often any tentpole picture, yet that didn't slow its roll...

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