Movie News

Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull to Retire

Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull to Retire
Ed Catmull, a longtime leader at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, has announced plans to retire.

Pixar president Jim Morris and Walt Disney Animation Studios president Andrew Millstein will continue in his place, as the 73-year-old transitions to an advisory role to end in summer 2019.

Morris and Millstein will report up to Walt Disney Studios President Alan Bergman and the Pixar-Walt Disney Animation Studios Chief Creative Officers Pete Docter and Jennifer Lee. All roads lead to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Ethan Hawke, Charlie Sexton Launch New Record Label with 'Blaze' Star

Ethan Hawke, Charlie Sexton Launch New Record Label with 'Blaze' Star
Filmmaker and actor Ethan Hawke, musician-actor Charlie Sexton and Louis Black, co-founder of the Austin Chronicle and South by Southwest festival, have announced the launch of SexHawkeBlack, a label based in Austin and an imprint of the Nashville-based music company Dualtone.

As their first artist, the founders have signed actor and musician Ben Dickey, who portrayed singer Blaze Foley in Blaze, the critically acclaimed, Hawke-directed biopic released earlier this year. Black served as an executive producer on the film and Sexton appeared as another Texas music legend, Townes Van Zandt.
See full article at Rolling Stone »

David Tennant Joins Emily Watson in Psychological Thriller ‘Quicksand’

David Tennant Joins Emily Watson in Psychological Thriller ‘Quicksand’
David Tennant is joining Emily Watson in the psychological thriller Quicksand.

The film, due to shoot in April on the Greek island of Crete, re-teams the British actors, who starred as a couple in 2013’s "The Politician’s Husband," a three-episode British miniseries.

Quicksand follows a British couple living out their dream in the Mediterranean. But their paradise comes to an abrupt end when their visiting son is tragically murdered by a local youth. The husband is offered a chance at revenge by a dangerous stranger who won’t take no for an answer, but the price of revenge is one more murder.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Emma Thompson to Star in 'How to Build a Girl' (Exclusive)

Emma Thompson to Star in 'How to Build a Girl' (Exclusive)
The big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran's best-selling book How to Build a Girl has added double Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and Bridesmaids and Juliet, Naked star Chris O'Dowd to its cast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Thompson and O'Dowd join the film's already announced lineup, including Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) in the lead and Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Paddy Considine (The Death of Stalin) and Sarah Solemani (Bridget Jones' Baby).

The comedic coming-of-age story comes from U.K. producer Monumental Pictures, which optioned Moran's semi-autobiographical 2014 book and developed the project with Film4. Coky Giedroyc (The ...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot Moves to Vacated ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Slot

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot Moves to Vacated ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Slot
Sony is moving its “Charlie’s Angels” reboot back five weeks to Nov. 1, 2019, to fill the slot vacated by “Wonder Woman 1984.”

Sony made the announcement Monday night, a few hours after Warner Bros. decided it would move Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman 1984” to June 6, 2020, with the explanation that the original “Wonder Woman” opened at the same time last year.

Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska will portray the film’s three Angels working for a detective agency. Elizabeth Banks is directing and starring as their unseen boss, Bosley. Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou will play the other two Bosleys. Sam Claflin, Jonathan Tucker and Luis Gerardo Mendez are also on board for undisclosed roles in “Charlie’s Angels.”

Filming started in September. Banks and Max Handelman will produce under their Brownstone Productions banner, along with Doug Belgrad, who is also co-financing through his 2.0 Entertainment, and Elizabeth Cantillon.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot Being Explored by Disney With ‘Deadpool’ Writers

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot Being Explored by Disney With ‘Deadpool’ Writers
Disney is exploring a sixth iteration of its Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and has met with the Deadpool writing team of Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick about the pic, a source tells Variety.

Disney has no comment and no deal is in place yet. The five previous Pirates movies hauled $1.5 billion domestically and $3.07 billion internationally, with the North American market representing a progressively smaller share. The domestic total for 2017’s “Dead Men Tell No Tales” hit $172 million, while foreign markets delivered $622 million.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

‘Bad Taste’ and ‘Dead Alive’ 4K Releases Coming From Peter Jackson

‘Bad Taste’ and ‘Dead Alive’ 4K Releases Coming From Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson may be more well-known now for his epic Lord of the Rings films, but he started his career creating ultra-gory schlock horror. Films like Dead Alive and Bad Taste, loaded with bloody practical effects and a wicked sense of humor. As of now, the only versions of these films available to the general public are not […]

The post ‘Bad Taste’ and ‘Dead Alive’ 4K Releases Coming From Peter Jackson appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

Tiffcom: Hot Japanese Titles at the Tokyo Film Market

The Tiffcom market, a sales event adjacent to the Tokyo International Film Festival, always includes the latest film launches from Japan. This year the selection is especially varied and rich. Arranged by sales company, highlights include:

Kadokawa

“Chiwawa”

Scripted and directed by Ken Ninomiya, this mystery about a 20-year-old Instagram star who ends up dead in Tokyo Bay, is based on a popular comic. It features a cast that includes the internationally known Chiaki Kuriyama (“Kill Bill”) and Tadanobu Asano (“The Third Murder”).

“Hard-Core”

Festival favorite, Nobuhiro Yamashita has adapted a cult hit comic about a pair of misfits who are inseparable friends. They encounter a retro-looking robot with astonishing powers, and together embark on a bizarre hunt for long-buried treasure.

“The Antique: Secret of the Old Books”

Yukiko Mishima, director of the acclaimed 2017 drama “Dear Etranger,” has returned with a literary mystery, based on En Mikami’s best-selling novel.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Is Netflix Targeting Users By Race?

There’s something funny happening with your Netflix thumbnails. The streaming giant has perfected a recommendations algorithm that keeps its subscribers happy, or so they probably thought. Their latest innovation — which seemingly sees Netflix targeting users by race and gender — may be doing more harm than good. If you’ve scrolled through your Netflix homepage […]

The post Is Netflix Targeting Users By Race? appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

Shochiku Unveils Fantasy Sequel ‘Tokyo Ghoul 2’

“Tokyo Ghoul 2,” the sequel to the hit 2017 Kentaro Hagiwara dark action fantasy, started production this month, distributor Shochiku revealed. The film is set for release next year with Shochiku distributing.

Masataka Kubota stars as a college student Kaneki who becomes a “half ghoul” after being bitten by one of the flesh-eating creatures. He lives uneasily in the ghoul world, while trying to cling to his remaining humanity.

He is joined by new main cast members Shota Matsuda (“Dias Police”), who plays a sketchy ghoul, called Gourmet, and Maika Yamamoto (“Assassination Classroom”), who plays a server at a ghoul café and becomes a fighting ally.

Based on a hit comic by Sui Ichida that has sold 27 million copies worldwide in paperback edition, “Tokyo Ghoul” and its sequel are set in an alternative world where ghouls – entities who look like humans but survive on human flesh – live in hiding. Meanwhile hunters in
See full article at Variety - Film News »

The Witching Hour: Episode 13 – Five Essential John Carpenter Movies

Welcome to The Witching Hour! Collider’s horror podcast, co-created and co-hosted by Horror Editor Haleigh Foutch and Senior Editorial Producer Perri Nemiroff. This week, it's all about horror maestro John Carpenter and revisiting five of his essential films in celebration of the new Halloween movie. We don't talk about Halloween in this episode (though you can check out our full spoiler review of the new sequel here), instead we dive into five of our other favorites from Carpenter's killer resume: Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing, The Fog, Christine, They Live. We also …
See full article at Collider.com »

‘Tidelands’ Season 1 Trailer: Maybe There’s a Siren in the Water

Netflix is heading down under for its first Australian original series, Tidelands. The supernatural crime drama offers a dark twist on the mermaid, though you probably won’t hear anyone speak that word in the first Tidelands season 1 trailer. Tidelands Season 1 Trailer “This place isn’t normal.” You won’t find your usual small town drama in Tidelands, which stars […]

The post ‘Tidelands’ Season 1 Trailer: Maybe There’s a Siren in the Water appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

Disney Eyeing a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot from ‘Deadpool’ Writing Duo

It looks like the next franchise up on the reboot docket is Pirates of the Caribbean, by far the most profitable film series based on a Disney ride, followed at a considerable distance by the Splash Mountain shared universe I filmed alone in my basement. Deadline reports the studio is exploring options for an update on the swashbuckling franchise from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writing duo behind both Deadpool films and Ruben Fleischer's Zombieland. It makes sense on a business level, for sure. The Pirates movies have raked in some serious booty since The Curse of the …
See full article at Collider.com »

‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Reboot Being Explored by Disney, With ‘Deadpool’ Writers Handling the Script

If you thought the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise had sailed off into the wild blue yonder, think again! Disney is apparently exploring a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot, and they want the Deadpool writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to handle the script. Jerry Bruckheimer will still serve as producer, but there’s a good chance none […]

The post ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Reboot Being Explored by Disney, With ‘Deadpool’ Writers Handling the Script appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

Tokyo: ‘Wushu Orphan’ Strikes First Sales (Exclusive)

Newly-launched sales outfit, Autumn Sun Company has closed sales on “Wushu Orphan” ahead of the film’s world premier this week at the Tokyo International Film Festival. It will play in the festival’s Asian Future section.

The film is a high school martial arts drama directed by Huang Huang, and produced by China’s Alibaba Pictures and Dadi Century. It was licensed to MovieCloud for Taiwan and to Viswass films for India.

Autumn Sun, which is headed by veteran seller and producer Elliot Tong, also closed a sale on India’s “The Man Who Feels No Pain” to Japan’s Hakuhodo Dy Music and Pictures, ahead of the film’s India release. The film was directed by Vasan Bala and recently won the People’s Choice Award at Toronto’s Midnight Madness strand. It was produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s Indian outfit RSVP.

“There is a huge buzz now for Indian films in Asia,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Tiffcom: Shochiku Doubles up on Keigo Higashino Adaptations

Fans of Japanese novelist Keigo Higashino are in for a double treat in the next few months, as two more of his books make it to the big screen. Rights to both are being offered for sale by Shochiku at the Tiffcom market this week.

First in cinemas will be “The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps,” a drama about an already estranged couple who torment each other further when their daughter is put on to a new-tech life support system. The film is directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi and stars Ryoko Shinohara and Hidetoshi Nisjijima. Its world premiere is on Monday as a gala at the Tokyo International Film Festival. It releases in Japanese theaters on Nov. 16.

The book was written to commemorate Higashino’s 30th year as a novelist. And became an instant bestseller, with 270,000 copies sold in the first month alone. Prolific, Higashino has seen more than 20 of his books adapted as Japanese films,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

New ‘Halloween’ Coming to IMAX Theaters For One Week Only

New ‘Halloween’ Coming to IMAX Theaters For One Week Only
David Gordon Green‘s Halloween, the new sequel to John Carpenter’s horror classic, has already stalked into theaters and broken some box office records, but now it’s officially about to creep its way into IMAX theaters, too. But its IMAX run will only last for one week, so you’ll need to act quickly if you want […]

The post New ‘Halloween’ Coming to IMAX Theaters For One Week Only appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

Marriage Hunting Beauty snags deals in China, Taiwan (exclusive)

Romantic drama is directed by Akiko Oku, whose last film won the audience award at Tiff 2017.

Japan’s Free Stone Productions has sold romantic comedy Marriage Hunting Beauty to China’s Lemon Tree Media and CatchPlay for Taiwan.

Based on a popular web comic, the film is directed by Akiko Oku whose last film, Tremble All You Want, won the audience award at last year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (Tiff).

Mei Kurokawa heads the cast of the film, playing a web designer in her 30s, who tries online dating to find a husband, but finds herself torn between an
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Nikkatsu Unveils Youth-Driven Slate at Tokyo Film Market

Japan’s Nikkatsu is poised to be one of the busiest sales companies at the Tiffcom market this week. In addition to local hit “One Cut of the Dead” and festival favorite “Killing,” the company has a slate of titles in post-production that it is pitching at the autumn festivals and markets.

Youth drama, “We Are Little Zombies” is set for an early summer release in 2019. Written and directed by Makoto Nagahisa, who last year won a grand prize at Sundance for his short film “And So We Put Goldfish in The Pool,” the film is a story of four youngsters who all lose their parents around the same time. Realizing that they are devoid of emotion, they put together a kick-ass band to try to recover their ability to feel.

Written and directed by Indonesia’s Kimo Stamboel – one half of the so-called Mo Brothers – “Dreadout: Tower of Hell
See full article at Variety - Film News »

‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Reboot: Disney In Talks With The ‘Deadpool’ Writers

Think the “Pirates Of The Caribbean” franchise is dead following the underperformance of ‘Pirate 5,’ and given the (sort of) persona non grata status of Johnny Depp in Hollywood? Well, in its current form it could be toast, but evidently, Disney is exploring ways to keep the billion-dollar brand alive (naturally).

Deadline reports that Disney is currently in exploratory mode and talking to the “Deadpool” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick about a potential reboot.

Continue reading ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Reboot: Disney In Talks With The ‘Deadpool’ Writers at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »
An error has occured. Please try again.

Recently Viewed