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‘The Sonata’: First Footage Of European Co-Pro Horror Starring Freya Tingley

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‘The Sonata’: First Footage Of European Co-Pro Horror Starring Freya Tingley
Here’s some good-looking first footage I can reveal of mystery-horror The Sonata, starring Freya Tingley (Hemlock Grove), Simon Akbarian (Casino Royale), James Faulkner (Atomic Blonde) and Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner).

The completed film, which is set in London and France, follows young virtuoso violinist Rose (Tingley). After the death of her estranged but famous composer father (Hauer), she inherits the old mansion in which he lived. There, she discovers her father’s final work: a mysterious music score marked with strange symbols. With the help of Charles (Abkarian), her agent and manager, she deciphers the symbols and, little by little, starts to unlock secrets concerning her father’s past, setting in motion the mechanisms of a plan imagined on the day she was born.

Andrew Desmond makes his feature directorial debut and co-wrote the script with Arthur Morin. Arri Media handles sales. Producers are Laurent Fumeron, Rodolphe Sanzé and
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‘Origin’ Review: YouTube’s Sci-Fi Series Is Basically ‘Lost’ in Space

Somewhere, it is written in the great Sci-Fi Handbook that every science fiction story—be it film or TV series—must under penalty of cancellation look at least a little bit like Blade Runner. Them's the rules, and it's certainly a law that Youtube Premium's new series Origin sticks to in its first episode. But the hodge-podge doesn't quite end there; in the two episodes I watched, both directed by Resident Evil franchise-driver Paul W.S. Anderson, the show's inspirations are so very clearly gleaned from everything like Alien and The Thing
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Robert Zemeckis Returns To Science Fiction With ‘Project Blue Book’ & ‘Bios’

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Robert Zemeckis Returns To Science Fiction With ‘Project Blue Book’ & ‘Bios’
Exclusive: Now this has a familiar ring to it: Robert Zemeckis is revisiting the 1950s to rewrite history with one new project and then he’s going back to the future to prove the power of love with a second project.

No, Zemeckis isn’t revving up the DeLorean for more Marty McFly sequels — however, the director of the Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990) and Contact (1997) is making a relatively rare return to science fiction with the two projects. This time around, however, his foray into the genre is in a producing role. On Monday, Zemeckis talked about the two projects: Bios, the upcoming feature film; and Project Blue Book, a television series that premieres in January on History.

Bios, scheduled to start filming early next year, reunites Zemeckis with one of his most celebrated collaborators. “We’re producing a really magnificent science fiction project called Bios with Tom Hanks,
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Review: Muse Get Lost in the Eighties on ‘Simulation Theory’

The first LP from Muse since their 2015 album Drones is a throwback to the first seven years of the Eighties. The tom-toms are cavernous like a Jan Hammer or Phil Collins production on the Miami Vice soundtrack. The dystopian, technophobic action movie narrative seems in the same vein as films like The Running Man and The Terminator. A band that’s logged nearly 20 years in the major label rock sphere, Muse mixed Radiohead’s alt-rock shirt-pullers with Queen’s triumphant heft in epic jams about theoretical physics, systems science and environmental philosophy.
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Q&A: Artist Boo Cook on Celebrating His 50th Cover for Elephantmen and His Five Favorite Covers That He Has Created for the Comic Book Series

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Back in October, the fifth issue in the comiXology Originals series Elephantmen 2261: The Death of Shorty was released online, and it marked the 50th Elephantmen cover by artist Boo Cook. To celebrate the milestone, Daily Dead was recently provided with a Q&A with Cook for our readers to enjoy. In his wide-spanning reflection on his work, Cook discusses the creative approach to his artwork, collaborating with writer Richard Starkings, and he selects his five favorite covers that he's done for the Elephantmen series.

"Boo, you've been the cover artist on Elephantmen for 50 issues now. What's that mean to you, having such consistency with a series?

Boo Cook: In all honesty, I was quite surprised to discover I’d notched up 50 covers for Elephantmen! Life as a freelancer is kind of a blur plunging from one job to the next, radically changing tack with each new cover or strip,
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Link Tank: Tesla Pickup Truck Will Have Cyberpunk "Blade Runner" Design

Nov 2, 2018

Tesla, Google, Peter Thiel, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

Elon Musk Says Tesla Pickup Truck Will Have Cyberpunk "Blade Runner" Design.

Elon Musk is working on a pickup truck, and it’s going to be “heart-stopping.” In an interview published Friday, the Tesla CEO shared more details about his mysterious passion project, which he names as the upcoming vehicle he’s most excited about.

Read more at Inverse.

Chris Evans and Paul Bettany Are Obsessed With This Picture of Mark Ruffalo.

"Want some wholesome Avengers content to make your day brighter? Look no further than the Twitter accounts of Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, and Chris Evans! The Avengers: Infinity War stars all decided to give each other a bit of light ribbing while also being exceptionally sweet about each other’s awkward years—which means that we’re all crying over how cute it is."

Read more at The Mary Sue.
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Ridley Scott Planning ‘Gladiator 2’ with ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Screenwriter

The day is young, but this has got to be the forerunner of news I did not expect to hear today. After returning to Alien and Blade Runner as a director and producer, respectively, on the recent sequels, Ridley Scott is teeing up a return to his Best Picture-winning film Gladiator. Deadline reports that Scott has “begun forward progress” on a sequel to the 2000 film, which starred Russel Crowe in the Best Actor-winning role of the Roman soldier-turned-gladiator-turned-resistance leader Maximus. Of course, Crowe’s haunted hero died at the end of Gladiator, and …
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’2001: A Space Odyssey’ 4K Uhd 3-Disc Edition Review

Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Douglas Rain, Leonard Rossiter | Written by Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick’s mid-period masterpiece is almost as remarkable for how it has not influenced sci-fi filmmaking as for how it has. While special effects took a giant leap in 1968, to this day we still have the sounds of swooshing of ships and zapping lasers in the vacuum of outer space. Then there is the small matter of awe. It’s hard to think of another example of a science fiction movie with such an unflinching commitment to wonder.

Now 2001: A Space Odyssey is being re-released in honour of its 50th anniversary, with a pristine 4K remaster in its original, super-stretched 70mm aspect ratio.

After endless Star Wars instalments and Star Trek variations, there’s been nothing in mainstream sci-fi cinema that looks or sounds
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‘Suspiria’: Stream Thom Yorke’s Full Score to Luca Guadagnino’s Horror Fantasia

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‘Suspiria’: Stream Thom Yorke’s Full Score to Luca Guadagnino’s Horror Fantasia
Not to be outdone by bandmate Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has made the jump to feature-film composing with the just-released “Suspiria.” Luca Guadagnino’s reimagining of Dario Argento’s horror classic has divided audiences since premiering at the Venice Film Festival, but even those who are mixed on the film itself have taken kindly to Yorke’s score. Now, thanks to the mysterious powers of the internet, you can listen to said score with the click of a button.

“It’s absolutely terrifying,” Yorke told BBC Music 6 earlier this year about his process. “It’s hard because I’m way out of my comfort zone, and I can’t read music so it’s not like I’m writing for orchestra. I’m building it all myself. In fact, I watched ‘Blade Runner’ twice at the weekend. ‘Oh, that sound, I could do something like that, that’s quite easy…
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October Horrors 2018 Day 22 – The Hunger (1983)

The Hunger, 1983.

Directed by Tony Scott.

Starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young, and Beth Ehlers.

Synopsis:

A scientist specialising in the research of ageing and sleep finds herself at the centre of a love triangle between two centuries old vampires.

One of my running themes this year has been to look at a few big screen adaptions Bram Stoker’s iconic novel Dracula. However, as a change of pace for this week we’re going to take a step away from the Count and take a very different kind of vampire film. This time we ditch the Gothic castles and cobwebs of the 1880s and instead head into the glitzy nightclubs and Goth bands of the 1980s as we take a look at Tony Scott’s ultra-stylish The Hunger.

The late Tony Scott was, I think it’s fair to say, a director who largely favoured style over substance.
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Most Memorable Movie Scores

In any action movie, a powerful music score is essential to set pulses racing and crank up the intensity. A movie moment can be transformed with the use of one simple chord when struck at the right moment – and can turn a movie into an instant classic.

Fast-paced action films are nothing without a pulsating movie score to raise the stakes and maintain the momentum throughout the most dramatic sequences. A brilliant example is the powerful theme “The Beast” by the late composer Jóhann Jóhannsson for the Oscar®-nominated film Sicario, which was re-imagined for the sequel Sicario 2: Soldado by composer Hildur Guðnadóttir.

To celebrate the release of Sicario 2: Soldado on digital download from 22nd October and on 4K Uhd, Steelbook, Blu-Ray & DVD from 29th October 2018, we are rounding up the top movies with the most memorable scores that continue to stir the senses time after time.

The Dark Knight
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Don Johnson In Advanced Talks For Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

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Don Johnson In Advanced Talks For Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’
Exclusive: Don Johnson is close to joining Media Rights Capital’s Rian Johnson murder mystery whodunit Knives Out. We hear the deal is nearly done, and the actor’s schedule is being figured out as he’s currently shooting HBO’s Damon Lindelof series Watchmen.

The Django Unchained and Miami Vice actor joins a growing cast that includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon and Lakeith Stanfield as well as Blade Runner 2049 star Ana De Armas which Deadline scooped yesterday. Johnson’s role is being kept under wraps, which is the case with the film’s story line and its dramatis personae.

Production begins next month on the independent feature that Mrc scooped up global rights to out of Toronto in a auction held by CAA Media Finance and FilmNation, with the Baby Driver producer committing north of $40M. Distributors are expected to emerge in the near future for Knives Out.
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Lff 2018: ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Review

Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Kate Berlant, Michael X. Sommers, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer, Robert Longstreet | Written and Directed by Boots Riley

With Cassius Green’s (Lakeith Stanfield) newly discovered talent, it’s not long before he rises through the ranks of his company, moving closer to the inner circle of coke-snorting entrepreneur Steve Lift (Armie Hammer). But as Cassius soon discovers, Steve has some disturbing ambitions for him and the cost of success could be more than just alienation from both his colleagues and activist girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson). Bursting with ideas, visual panache and caustic wit, Riley acerbically lampoons office life and offers savage commentary on the young African-American experience. Joining a triumphant new wave of radical black cinema, Sorry to Bother You establishes Riley as a filmmaking force to be reckoned with.

Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You
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ITV’s Strangers: finally, a drama that reflects Hong Kong's ethnic diversity

The fear was that it would go down the ‘stranger in a strange land’ cliche. Instead, it depicts the territory’s mixed population that Hong Kong’s own media ignores

Using Hong Kong as the setting to ITV’s primetime drama Strangers with Chinese actors is a big deal. With so few roles for Chinese and east Asian actors in the UK, Strangers offered an opportunity to redress the balance. But there was also apprehension about how the city would be represented and whether we would have another Lost in Translation, where the far east becomes the exotic set for a lonely white character to explore their personal dramas, interspersed with sped-up cutaways of city traffic.

But I found myself pleasantly surprised. The show’s confusing plot twists surrounding Jonah’s wife Megan Harris’s murder left me scratching my head, but the real appeal was seeing my parents’ homeland
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"The Man In The High Castle" on Amazon Prime

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Take a look at Season 3, plus recaps of Season 1 and Season 2, from "The Man in the High Castle", depicting a dystopian alternate history, created by Frank Spotnitz, produced by Amazon Studios and Scott Free Productions, based on the 1962 novel by Philip K. Dick of "Blade Runner" fame, now streaming on Amazon Prime:

"...in Season 1, in the alternative 1962, the 'Axis' powers have won 'World War II' and divided the Us into the 'Greater Reich'...

"...comprising more than half of the eastern part of the continent...

"...and the 'Japanese Pacific States' to the west, separated by a neutral zone that encompasses the Rocky Mountains.

"The series follows characters whose destinies intertwine after they come into contact with a series of propaganda films that show different histories..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Man In The High Castle"...
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Listen to Thom Yorke's Haunting New Track from His Suspiria Soundtrack

Listen to Thom Yorke's Haunting New Track from His Suspiria Soundtrack
Thom Yorke's score for Suspiria takes a haunting turn with the premiere of his song "Volk." We had been previously treated to two songs from the upcoming score, which both contained the trademark high pitched melodies of Thom Yorke, with last week's "Has Ended" sounding like a leftover track from Radiohead's 2001 Amnesiac album. "Suspirium" was released first and features some awesome piano and synth work from the artist. However, "Volk" brings us closer to what you'd expect from a new score to Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria.

Thom Yorke's "Volk" has a creepy repeating melody played on a few synths that recall some of John Carpenter's best work. The over 6-minute track mostly plays of the same motif through different sounds and later introduces some drums and bass before pulling the rug out again. While it doesn't sound like Goblin's score for Dario Argento's original Suspiria,
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‘Mfkz’ Review

Features the voices of: Kenn Michael, RZA, Vince Staples, Danny Trejo, Michael Chiklis, Giancarlo Esposito | Written by Guillaume Renard | Directed by Shoujirou Nishimi, Guillaume Renard

Released under the name “Mutafukaz” in international territories. Mfkz is a collaboration from French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party and Mind Game. The Tekkonkinkreet dream team of Shoujirou Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision that mixes anime, film noir, Lucha Libre, and gang culture in an orgy of first-person shooter mayhem.

I honestly thought I had seen the best this year had to offer by way of animated movies after having seen Teen Titans Go: To The Movies… that was of course till I received a trailer for the Mfkz. Now I have been known to get a little bit excited
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Secret Cinema chief talks future plans and global expansion

Cirque du Soleil-esque model is eyed for forthcoming Us launch of popular UK immersive cinema event company.

Secret Cinema – the wildly popular immersive cinema event company in the UK – is heading into new territories both geographically and in terms of ambition.

“The future of Secret Cinema is to grow it around the world,” founder and chief creative officer Fabien Riggall said during a keynote at Connext, the Flanders Image industry event in Ghent.

For the Us expansion, he said, “Secret Cinema we’ll be starting in New York and La and then there can be touring shows as well as static shows,
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Production Diary Reveals Alternative Title and 9 More Things You Didn’t Know About the Sequel

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Production Diary Reveals Alternative Title and 9 More Things You Didn’t Know About the Sequel
Blade Runner 2049” didn’t set the box office on fire when it was released in October 2017, but the film has earned a devoted following over the last year. Denis Villeneuve’s epic sequel takes place three decades after the events of Ridley Scott’s original and centers around Ryan Gosling’s K, an Lapd blade runner who discovers that a replicant may have given birth to a child.

Read More: Denis Villeneuve’s Editor Looks Back at That Four-Hour ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Cut, Teases How He’s Approaching ‘Dune

When Villeneuve kicked off production on “2049” in July 2016, producer Cynthia Yorkin began her own side project by deciding to keep a running diary of milestones, setbacks, and overall observations from the set. Collider has exclusively published Yorkin’s production diary, which offers a fascinating in-depth look at the making of “2049” on a month-by-month basis. IndieWire has rounded up some exciting tidbits
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Ridley Scott is Directing His First TV Series with a Sci-Fi Project Called Raised By Wolves

Ridley Scott is set to direct his first TV series ever with a new sci-fi project being developed for TNT called Raised By Wolves. Scott will also serve as an executive producer. This definitely sounds like the kind of story that Scott would have fun with bringing to life.

Raised By Wolves is a serialized drama about “two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.”

Scott is no stranger to telling stories with androids with film franchises such as Blade Runner and Alien under his belt. Scott had this to say in a statement:

“I’m always searching for new frontiers in the sci-fi genre and have found a true original in Raised by Wolves — a wholly distinct and imaginative world,
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