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‘Echo In The Canyon’ Trailer: Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson & The Late Tom Petty Plug In To 1960s Sound

  • Deadline
The just-released trailer for Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon is intended to reverberate with the signature sounds of 1960s era Southern California but it also echoes with the memory of a later rock icon: Tom Petty, the late, great Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who gave his last filmed interview for the music documentary.

Echo in the Canyon, which opens May 24 at Arclight’s Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles, puts a spotlight on the robust music scene centered in leafy Laurel Canyon in the 1960s, when the Byrds, the Beach Boys, the Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & the Papas were thriving.

Petty, a devoted disciple of the Byrds legacy, speaks in admiring tones about the musical moment and the influence of the California Sound, as do Jackson Browne, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Eric Clapton, Beck, Michelle Phillips, David Crosby, Cat Power, Lou Adler, Stephen Stills and others.
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Ryan Phillippe To Headline CBS’ Frankenstein Pilot ‘Alive’, Katrina Law & Aaron Staton Also Star

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Ryan Phillippe To Headline CBS’ Frankenstein Pilot ‘Alive’, Katrina Law & Aaron Staton Also Star
Former Shooter star Ryan Phillippe has been tapped as the lead in CBS’ drama pilot Alive (fka Frankenstein). Katrina Law (The Oath) and Aaron Staton (Mad Men) are set as co-leads in the project, a modern interpretation of the classic Frankenstein tale in a cop procedural setting.

Written/executive produced by Jason Tracey and directed/executive produced by Uta Briesewitz, Alive centers on Mark Escher (Phillippe), a San Francisco homicide detective who’s mysteriously brought back to life after being killed in the line of duty. But as he resumes his old life and he and his wife Elizabeth (Law) realize he isn’t the same person he used to be, they zero in on the strange man behind his resurrection: Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Staton).

Phillippe’s Escher, a San Francisco police investigator, was presumed dead after an attack and destructive fire at his home. Six months later, he shockingly
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In W.L. Goodwater's Breach, The Berlin Wall is Magic

Kayti Burt Oct 29, 2018

W.L. Goodwater blends spy noir with magical government agents in this clever twist on the Cold War espionage thriller.

The Berlin Wall's magic was supposed to last forever...

From Deutschland 86 to Atomic Blonde, the Cold War-era spy genre is enjoying a cultural resurgence, and W.L. Goodwater’s alternate history magical spy novel, Breach, is a delightfully supernatural addition.

“We seem to be inching back towards the Cold War,” Goodwater told Den of Geek at San Diego Comic Con. “I don't know how quickly fiction is following behind that. Certainly, when I started writing this, with my villains being Nazis and Communist Russia, I didn't realize that it was going to be so modern at the time. But I just think it's a time period that has always drawn people's imagination. The conflicts that come out of there have never really gone away.”

Exclusive First Look: Breach by W.
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Your (Geeky) Fall Book Guide

Kayti Burt Oct 4, 2018

From Mecha Samurai Empire to The Monster Baru Cormorant, we've got you covered with these nerdy book recommendations.

It's fall! Which means it's time to curl up with a good book. Need some recommendations? We've got you covered with these geeky titles.

From Hank Green's debut novel about a bunch of mysterious alien statues that show up in every city across the planet to Mackenzi Lee's much-anticipated follow-up to The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, there's something for every kind of nerdy fiction lover.

(And be sure to read through to the end for special features/interviews with Vengeful author V.E. Schwab and debut author W.L. Goodwater!)

Mecha Samurai Empire by Peter Tieryas, Out Now — Ace

Mecha Samurai Empire, set in the same world as The United States of Japan, follows Makoto “Mac” Fujimoto, a young man raised in Japanese-occupied California in a world
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Gfm Films hires sales director (exclusive)

Anthony Buckner joins from Kaleidoscope.

Anthony Buckner has been appointed sales director at London-based sales and financing outfit Gfm Films.

Buckner will join the company on October 1, 2018 and will lead the company’s sales activities across its Gfm Films, Gfm Animation and Gfm Evolution slates.

He joins from Kaleidoscope Film Distribution, where he held the position of director of sales, and has also had roles at Magnolia Pictures, the Solution and Icon Entertainment International.

Buckner has also worked as an executive producer on Ralph FiennesCoriolanus and Julie Taymor’s The Tempest and was an associate producer on David Blair
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First Trailer for J.J. Abrams-Produced Supernatural WWII Thriller ‘Overlord,’ Which is Not a ‘Cloverfield’ Movie

Most films are not Cloverfield movies, but when it comes to Paramount and Bad Robot productions from J.J. Abrams, the speculation runs rampant. That was certainly the case with Overlord, a new World War II supernatural thriller that had a quiet production and virtually nothing else revealed until the trailer, which has now arrived today ahead of a November release.

Back at CinemaCon, Abrams emphatically confirmed it was not a Cloverfield film, but rather a standalone feature from Julius Avery (Son of a Gun). Scripted by Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), the cast includes Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbæk, John Magaro, and Mathilde Ollivier. The first trailer sells a fun-looking, schlocky Medal of Honor-meets-Wolfenstein (or Saving Private Ryan-meets-The Thing, if we’re talking films) hybrid of WWII thrills and supernatural horror.

Check it out below.

Overlord opens on November 9, 2018.
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‘For Honor’s’ New Breach Mode is Full of Drama and Tension

  • Variety
After more than a year of fighting between samurais, knights, and vikings, “For Honor” players are finally getting a fresh batch of opponents.

The Wu Lin faction from ancient China is joining the fray this fall with the Marching Fire expansion. The four new hero classes — Jiang Jun, Tiandi, Shaolin, and Nuxia — increases the roster of warriors to 22, making it one of “For Honor’s” most substantial updates since its Feb. 2017 launch.

Marching Fire is a part of developer Ubisoft Montreal’s plan to create a deep, lasting experience for the competitive online brawler, which recently surpassed 8 million players. During an interview with Variety at E3 2018, creative director Roman Campos-Oriola explained that they try not to take that success for granted, especially after its initial growing pains. Among other problems, players complained of crippling connectivity issues and a painfully slow grind to unlock new characters.

Over the past few months,
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‘American Crime Story’ Season 4 Won’t Be About Monica Lewinsky, Ryan Murphy Says

  • The Wrap
‘American Crime Story’ Season 4 Won’t Be About Monica Lewinsky, Ryan Murphy Says
Ryan Murphy isn’t touching the Monica Lewinsky-Bill Clinton scandal after all.

The showrunner said he’s scrapping the proposed season of his FX anthology series “American Crime Story,” which would have followed the story that rocked the nation in the ’90s about a then-intern’s affair with the then-potus, according to an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday. The report came on the same day History decided to scrap the Clinton impeachment drama series “Breach.”

Jeffrey Toobin’s 2000 best-seller, “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President,” had been optioned as the source material for the season over a year ago. But Murphy decided against going through with his version of Lewinsky’s tale. And he said that to her face.

Also Read: Joan Collins in Final Talks to Star on 'American Horror Story' Season 8

“I told her, ‘Nobody should tell your story but you, and it’s kind of gross if they do,'” Murphy told THR of discussing the matter with Lewinsky at a party in Hollywood. “‘If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money.'”

Luckily, the “American Crime Story” team — which includes executive producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson — have at least one story locked in and ready to go. The upcoming third season, which centers on Hurricane Katrina, is currently in production and was originally slated for release ahead of the sophomore installment, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” but wasn’t ready in time.

Representatives for FX and 20th Century Fox declined to comment on Murphy’s decision to scrap the season when reached by TheWrap.

Read original story ‘American Crime Story’ Season 4 Won’t Be About Monica Lewinsky, Ryan Murphy Says At TheWrap
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Creative Skillset names Gareth Ellis-Unwin as head of film (exclusive)

Louise Jury also joins as director of marketing and communications.

Creative Skillset, the UK creative industries’ skills body, has appointed Oscar and Bafta-winning producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin as its new head of film.

Ellis-Unwin will lead Creative Skillset’s strategy and activities for the film sector. He will work closely with the BFI, especially in delivering the BFI’s Future Film Skills Strategy, supported by National Lottery funding.

Ellis-Unwin was previously co-founder and CEO of Bedlam Productions, formed in 2000, where he remains involved as a non-executive director.

He was producer of The King’s Speech, which won four Oscars including best picture. His other credits as producer include Zaytoun, Kajaki: The True Story and Exam. His most recent project is Steel Country which was screened at this year’s European Film Market (Efm).

During this week’s Efm, it was revealed that Ellis-Unwin would produce sci-fi thriller Breach for Gfm Films.

Ellis-Unwin has also worked
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'The King's Speech' producer plots sci-fi thriller 'Breach' (exclusive)

'The King's Speech' producer plots sci-fi thriller 'Breach' (exclusive)
The Shape Of Water DoP Dan Laustsen will shoot the space crew rescue mission.

Gur Benshemesh (Narrated By) will direct sci-fi thriller Breach for Gareth Ellis-Unwin’s Bedlam Productions (The King’s Speech) and Gfm Films, which is launching the project to buyers at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin. Shooting will commence this summer in Belgium, in co-production with uMedia.

The film follows a space crew on a 16-year research mission. On board, chief medical officer Sam Limkin uses a floating camera droid to record their expedition. When an alien insect dies on the ship, an accident during the post-mortem releases a tiny airborne pathogen into the ship’s atmosphere – what follows is recorded entirely by the small droid.

Crew include Oscar-nominated DoP Dan Laustsen (The Shape Of Water), VFX producer Tim Field (Ex Machina) and Cliff Wallace (World War Z) who is handling creature effects. Frank Walsh (The Mummy) has consulted as production designer.

“We
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Is Charlie Day’s Newt the Villain of Pacific Rim Uprising?

Yesterday, we got our first new trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising, and it came with some monumental revelations. The biggest, however, is that the reason for the Kaiju returning is someone from the human world reopened the Breach — and we think it’s a familiar face.

In the trailer, not only do we see heroic Jaegar Gipsy Avenger fighting against an evil Jaegar, we also see a Jaegar that’s been fused with a Kaiju. In fact, we later see many of them coming together to open up a portal, presumably to allow more villainous monsters to flow out.
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Terminator 6 getting a new writer

Simon Brew Nov 20, 2017

Billy Ray has been hired to brush up the script for Terminator 6....

Billy Ray, who penned and directed Shattered Glass and Breach (two terrific films), is doing a screenplay polish for the new Terminator movie. His job is to take the script that came out of the writers’ room that came up with it, and turning it into the final shooting version. Amongst those in on the writers' room process were David Goyer, Justin Rhodes and Josh Friedman. The new movie films next year.

Variety

Previously...

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been reiterating the state of play on the planned Terminator 6. It’s pretty well known now that James Cameron, the writer/director of the first two films, is back involved in the new movie. He’s developing what’s planned as a trilogy of films, although given his commitments to directing four Avatar sequels, it’s
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11 Questions: Caroline Dhavernas did a scene with a cockroach crawling up her neck, and you’ll never see it

Actor Caroline Dhavernas began her career in French-Canadian television, with roles that probably played big in Quebec but not many other places. After starring in some notworthy indie dramas like Edge Of Madness, however, she finally gained wider recognition on Bryan Fuller’s charming and addictive Wonderfalls, a short-lived delight of a series that almost no one saw when it was on but has found an afterlife as a cult hit. From there, she’s gone on to an impressive career, toggling comfortably between film and TV in projects like Hollywoodland, Breach, Off The Map, and most notably spending three seasons on NBC’s superlative Hannibal. We caught up with her at SXSW, where she was promoting her new indie Easy Living, about a self-destructive door-to-door makeup saleswoman. Also, her new Lifetime series, Mary Kills People, about an ER doctor who covertly moonlights as a Dr. Kevorkian type helping people
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25 underrated political thrillers

Rebecca Clough Jan 13, 2017

Samuel L Jackson, Colin Farrell, Kirk Douglas, Denzel Washington and more, as we explore underrated political thrillers...

Ask someone for their favourite political thrillers and you’re likely to get a list of Oscar-winning classics, from JFK to The Day Of The Jackal, Blow Out to Argo. But what about those electrifying tales that have slipped under the radar, been largely forgotten or just didn’t get the love they deserved? Here are 25 political thrillers which are underappreciated but brilliant.

See related Star Wars: Episode IX lands Jurassic World director 25. The Amateur (1981)

Generally, the first hostage to get shot in a heist movie is considered insignificant; luckily this time the young woman killed by terrorists has a devoted boyfriend who vows to avenge her death. Charles Heller (John Savage) already works for the CIA, so he’s able to use secret information to blackmail his bosses into
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Composers Mychael Danna And Jeff Danna Utilize Alternative World Music Instruments For The Good Dinosaur Score

Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur features an original score by Academy Award-winning composer Mychael Danna and Emmy-nominated composer Jeff Danna. The soundtrack is available today.

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Denise Ream (“Cars 2”), Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur opens in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.

Mychael Danna is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. Among his body
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[Review] Secret in Their Eyes

Foregoing the emotion at the core of Juan José Campanella’s Oscar-winning drama The Secret in Their Eyes, Billy Ray’s cold procedural remake (titled Secret in Their Eyes, evidently taking advice from Justin Timberlake’s Sean Parker) walks the walk, transplanting the story to a post-9/11 Los Angeles from 1970’s Argentina. The motivations are somewhat different this time around. Instead of writing a novel, Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) returns to his old stomping grounds to pay a visit to the one that got away: both his work crush Claire (Nicole Kidman) and a murder suspect whom he thinks he’s located.

The murder in question occurs adjacent to a mosque under surveillance by the joint counter terrorism task force. This partnership between the local FBI field office, in 2002, is led by a prosecutor with political ambition named Morales (Alfred Molina). The women raped and murdered is Carolyn Cobb (Zoe Graham
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Secret in Their Eyes | Review

The Eyes Have It: Ray’s Unnecessary Remakes Pales Next to Source

Thanks to mainstream America’s huffy dismissal of subtitles when it comes to cinema, we continue with another unnecessary remake of a foreign film, Secret in Their Eyes, an English language, celebrity studded face-lift of Argentinean Juan Jose Campanella’s 2009 title (which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film that year). Screenwriter Billy Ray, after snagging his own Oscar nod in 2014 for penning Captain Philips, makes his third directorial effort here, following 2007’s Breach and 2003’s Shattered Glass. Reworking Campanella’s pulpy subtext into a post 9/11 Los Angeles neo noir, kudos to Ray for revisiting a particularly awkward moment within a provocative framework. But the result is a glossy, Hollywood reworking which never feels better than a subpar rehash of something much greater. To be fair, Campanella’s original has its own set of problems, with
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Thrills in short supply for ‘Secret in Their Eyes’

Secret in Their Eyes

Written and Directed by Billy Ray

Based on the film El Secreto de Sus Ojos by Juan Jose Campanella and Eduardo Sacheri

USA, 2015

Thrillers that contain no thrills aren’t exactly a rarity in Hollywood. It comes as no surprise, then, that Secret in Their Eyes fails to quicken a pulse. More surprising is its complete inability to establish tone, mood, or any sense of escalating tension. Everyone, including writer-director Billy Ray and leading man Chiwetel Ejiofor, does acceptable work, but there’s just no pop here. The bar was simply set too high with Campanella’s 2009 Oscar Winner, making this tepid remake feel both ill-advised and ill-conceived.

“Passion always wins,” is an ironic mantra for Secret in Their Eyes considering what a dispassionate film it truly is. Perhaps a more accurate theme would be, “The past determines the present.” Every character seems doomed to travel
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How High Will 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' Fly?

How High Will 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' Fly?
The next 2015 blockbuster is upon us. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 marks the final installment in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' novels and looks to become the first $100+ million opener since Minions back in July. Joining the pre-Thanksgiving fray is the Secret in Their Eyes remake and The Night Before starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie. Meanwhile, Spectre hopes to maintain some kind of a foothold as audience competition heats up. Ending any kind of made up suspense, yes, Mockingjay 2 will become 2015's fifth $100+ million opener. Part 1 opened with $121.8 million last year and Part 2 should be in that same vicinity this year. The plus-minus, however, is up for debate. The first Hunger Games opened with $152.5 million back in 2012 and Catching Fire topped that by six million a year-and-a-half later and still holds the November opening weekend record with $158 million. Mockingjay - Part 1 was unable to match that,
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Ryan Phillippe Takes Mark Wahlberg Role in 'Shooter' TV Show

Ryan Phillippe Takes Mark Wahlberg Role in 'Shooter' TV Show
USA Network announced a pilot pick-up for the hour-long scripted drama Shooter and has locked in Ryan Phillippe (Secrets & Lies) to star. Shooter is based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg. The co-production with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions comes from executive producers Mark Wahlberg (Boardwalk Empire, Entourage) of Closest to the Hole Productions; Stephen Levinson (Boardwalk Empire, Ballers) of Leverage Entertainment; and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, The Real O'Neals). John Hlavin (The Shield) wrote the pilot and will also executive produce. Simon Cellan Jones (Ballers) is set to direct the pilot.

Ryan Phillippe is a producer on the project and will star as Bob Lee Swagger, an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he must call upon
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