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Sergio Diaz (‘Roma’ sound editor) on evoking the Mexico City of Alfonso Cuaron’s past, from the rich to the poor [Exclusive Video Interview]

Sergio Diaz (‘Roma’ sound editor) on evoking the Mexico City of Alfonso Cuaron’s past, from the rich to the poor [Exclusive Video Interview]
Because “Roma” is based on Alfonso Cuaron‘s own experiences growing up in Mexico City in the 1970s, sound editor Sergio Diaz spent a lot of time with the director talking about “his memories.” Together, they wanted to weave together “all the specific sounds in that period,” which required Diaz to do his “own research.” Watch our exclusive video interview above.

See Skip Lievsay (‘Roma’ sound mixer) on Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘insane approach to making movies’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Diaz did “many, many passes” on the soundtrack, providing “different options” for the director to choose from. He searched far and wide for “the bird sounds in Mexico City, for the car sounds, for the atmospheres, for the vendors,” keeping in mind the specific period he needed to convey in this story of a poor maid (Yalitza Aparicio) working for a middle-class family.

After amassing these various audio elements Diaz needed to “build specific
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Mel Gibson Says His ‘Wild Bunch’ Remake ‘Started as a Bad Idea’ and Is About Violent Men and ‘Last Chances’

Mel Gibson Says His ‘Wild Bunch’ Remake ‘Started as a Bad Idea’ and Is About Violent Men and ‘Last Chances’
Even Mel Gibson wasn’t initially sold on his latest filmmaking project. Late last month, the “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Passion of the Christ” filmmaker was confirmed to direct and co-write a remake of the 1969 Western “The Wild Bunch,” originally directed by Sam Peckinpah, but at a recent event, he admitted that his take on the classic film originally sprung from “a bad idea.” Gibson will handle screenplay duties with Bryan Bagby and also executive produce the film, which is set up at Warner Bros.

On Tuesday evening, Gibson made a surprise appearance at the U.S. premiere of S. Craig Zahler’s film “Dragged Across Concrete,” in which Gibson stars alongside Vince Vaughn as a pair of crooked cops planning a major heist. Deadline reports that Gibson, Zahler, and the rest of the cast sat for a “lengthy post-screening stage interview,” during which talk inevitably turned to Gibson’s imminent remake.
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Mel Gibson To Direct Remake Of Sam Peckinpah's "The Wild Bunch"

  • CinemaRetro
By Lee Pfeiffer

Mel Gibson has announced that he will co-write and direct a remake of Sam Peckinpah's controversial 1969 Western classic "The Wild Bunch". We can hear retro movie lovers around the globe shout "Oh, no!" But Gibson, who is enjoying a career renaissance since making some drunken, racist rants years ago, has a knack for making hit films out of seemingly unpromising ideas. He won the Oscar for Best Director for "Braveheart" and turned "The Passion of the Christ" and "Apocalypto" into surprise boxoffice hits. Still, tampering with Peckinpah's revisionist Western, which is better regarded today than it was at the time of its release, will be seen as treading on dangerous ground. No details are known at this time, as Gibson is working on a WWII film, "Destroyer" after which he is to commence work on "The Wild Bunch".  Gibson's co-scripter Bryan Bagby,  has a slim list of credits on IMDb.
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The Wild Bunch remake on the way with Mel Gibson at the helm

As reported by Deadline, Mel Gibson is set to direct a remake of The Wild Bunch for Warner Bros. Pictures. This new version of the 1969 Sam Peckinpah-directed Western will see Gibson also co-writing with Bryan Bagby, as well as executive producing.

In the original version of The Wild Bunch, an aging group of outlaws are out for one last big score. The American West is quickly changing as the industrial age begins to take over. In pursuit of them is a squad led by a former partner they double-crossed. Sam Peckinpah directed the picture, which starred screen legends like Wiliam Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez, and Ben Johnson.

See Also: Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell to star in War Pigs

For the time, The Wild Bunch was considered by many to be a somewhat violent film – something Mel Gibson is comfortable with
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Mel Gibson to Remake Sam Peckinpah’s ‘The Wild Bunch’ for Warner Bros., His First Directing Gig Since ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Mel Gibson to Remake Sam Peckinpah’s ‘The Wild Bunch’ for Warner Bros., His First Directing Gig Since ‘Hacksaw Ridge’
Mel Gibson is set to direct and co-write a remake of “The Wild Bunch,” the legendary 1969 Western originally directed by Sam Peckinpah. Gibson will handle screenplay duties with Bryan Bagby and also executive produce the film, which is set up at Warner Bros.

The Wild Bunch” follows a group of outlaws trying to carry out one last big score. The original film had starred an ensemble cast made up of William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez, and Ben Johnson. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has been trying to remake Peckinpah’s film for years. Will Smith was once set to star in a remake.

Gibson’s directorial career made a comeback in 2016 with the release of his World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge.” The movie earned six Oscar nominations, including best picture and best director. Gibson was one of the names Warner Bros.
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Mel Gibson To Co-Write & Direct 'Wild Bunch' Remake At Warner Bros.

  • Deadline
Mel Gibson To Co-Write & Direct 'Wild Bunch' Remake At Warner Bros.
Exclusive: Mel Gibson has been set by Warner Bros to direct The Wild Bunch, a new version of the 1969 Sam Peckinpah-directed classic Western. Gibson is writing the script with Bryan Bagby. Gibson will be executive producer.

In The Wild Bunch, an aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the traditional American West is disappearing around them and the industrial age is taking over. They are pursued by a posse led by a former partner they double crossed. Peckinpah wrote the script with Walon Green. The original starred Wiliam Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez and Ben Johnson.

The film was originally considered exceptionally violent, but it later came to be considered a stylistic masterpiece. Warner Bros has tried several times to mount a remake, but it seems in good hands with Gibson. From Best Picture winner Braveheart to films
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Rambo 5 Lands Get the Gringo Director Adrian Grunberg?

Rambo 5 Lands Get the Gringo Director Adrian Grunberg?
Rambo 5 is gearing up to begin shooting next month, and it was believed that Sylvester Stallone was going to be helming the project. Stallone directed the last installment in the franchise with mixed results. However, new reports state that Get the Gringo director Adrian Grunberg has been tapped to direct the project instead. Grunberg has also worked on several episodes of Narcos as a second unit director as well as the assistant director on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and on Sense8.

Adrian Grunberg's experience working on Narcos makes him a perfect fit for Rambo 5, since it will be dealing with some of the same themes. The official synopsis for the sequel has John Rambo living on a ranch in Arizona in an attempt to live the quiet life. That all changes when a human trafficking ring starts to abduct young women and bring them across the border.
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There Will Soon Be a List of Every Popular Movie You Can’t Watch Anywhere Online, From ‘True Lies’ to ‘Cocoon’

There Will Soon Be a List of Every Popular Movie You Can’t Watch Anywhere Online, From ‘True Lies’ to ‘Cocoon’
Screenwriter John August — a “Big Fish” BAFTA Award nominee and co-scribe of Disney’s upcoming “Aladdin” remake — is seeking help from fellow cinephiles. He is in the process of compiling a list of popular movies from the past few decades that are not available to legally buy, rent or stream online. The project began Thursday, after August tweeted at Ron Howard asking the whereabout of his fourth directed feature, “Cocoon” (1980):

Hey @RealRonHoward this is crazy. We want to see Cocoon. Do you know why it’s not on iTunes/Amazon/everywhere? https://t.co/lOj8f2u6SX

John August (@johnaugust) August 9, 2018

An hour later, August solicited other films that Internet-users cannot watch:

I’m curious how many other movies aren’t available online. So I’m starting a list. You can add to it. https://t.co/WUMx8TRFTW

— John August (@johnaugust) August 9, 2018

The growing record covers English-language
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Guillermo del Toro (‘Shape of Water’) may finally join his ‘Amigos’ Alfonso Cuaron & Alejandro G. Inarritu as an Oscar winner

Guillermo del Toro (‘Shape of Water’) may finally join his ‘Amigos’ Alfonso Cuaron & Alejandro G. Inarritu as an Oscar winner
Will Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”) finally join his filmmaking friends Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu in the pantheon of Oscar winners this year? If our odds are to be believed, he’s a strong front-runner to snag Best Picture, Best Director, and maybe even Best Original Screenplay for his romantic fantasy about a mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) in love with a fish man. And just think, it was a little more than a decade ago, in 2007, that the Three Amigos of Cinema, as they like to be known, were competing alongside each other for their 2006 films “Babel” (Inarritu), “Children of Men” (Cuaron) and “Pan’s Labyrinth” (del Toro). Two of them were first-time Oscar nominees that year. Now, by March 4, they could all be Oscar winners.

“There was a moment [in 2006] where we all felt like a historical weight,” del Toro recalled in our recent video interview
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What Mel Gibson's Rebound Really Says About Hollywood

What Mel Gibson's Rebound Really Says About Hollywood
About 11 years ago, the bottom began to fall out for Mel Gibson. In 2006, fans of the actor were stunned when details of his DUI arrest and subsequent anti-Semitic and misogynistic tirade were made public by TMZ, revealing that there were some serious issues bubbling just beneath the surface of the one-time People's Sexiest Man Alive winner. His marriage fell apart, some in Hollywood began writing him off, and yet his movies were still pulling respectable numbers at the box office.  Apocalypto, which debuted some six months after his arrest, grossed over $120 million worldwide, which is a feat when you consider it was ultra-violent, it didn't feature a word of spoken English or a single marketable...
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'Narcos' Location Manager Shot and Killed in Mexico

'Narcos' Location Manager Shot and Killed in Mexico
A location manager who worked on Narcos and movies like Spectre was shot and killed earlier in the week while scouting an area in rural Mexico.

Carlos Muñoz Portal was found murdered Monday inside his vehicle, the Hollywood Reporter writes. Portal was scouting solo at the time of his murder, which occurred near the Temascalapa municipality.

The 37-year-old veteran location manager often worked with Hollywood productions that filmed in Mexico, including Fast & Furious, Apocalypto, Man on Fire, Sicario and its upcoming sequel Soldado.

The upcoming fourth season of Netflix's Narcos
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‘Narcos’ Location Scout Carlos Muñoz Portal Found Shot and Killed in Mexico

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‘Narcos’ Location Scout Carlos Muñoz Portal Found Shot and Killed in Mexico
Variety reports that Carlos Muñoz Portal, a location scout for “Narcos,” was found shot and killed in in Hidalgo, Mexico. Muñoz had previously worked on such films as “Sicario,” “Spectre,” and “Fast & Furious” and was scouting locations for the upcoming fourth season of Netflix’s crime drama.

Read More:‘Narcos’ Season 3 Review: The Drug War Might Be Lost, but the Best Version of This Show Is Found

The streaming giant released a statement on the incident: “We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family. The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate.” 182 murders were reported in Hidalgo in July, and Muñoz and his car were discovered in a remote area — there were no witnesses to the crime.

Read More:‘Narcos’ Trailer: Season 3 Swaps Out One Drug Kingpin for Four More

“Narcos,” which
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Mel Gibson Is Selling His Jungle Vacation Home

  • ET Canada
Mel Gibson is ready to say goodbye to his dream vacation home. The house, featured on TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, was discovered by the director when he was scouting locations for a movie (2006’s “Apocalypto”). Gibson is selling the Costa Rica home, settled on a sprawling 403-acre jungle estate, for Us$29.75 million. Related: Johnny Depp Is Selling His […]
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Mel Gibson sues producers over 'The Professor And The Madman'

  • ScreenDaily
Lawsuit claims breach of contract, fiduciary duty.

Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey’s Icon Productions has filed a claim against the producers of The Professor And The Madman claiming among other things they did not provide a final budget or secure a completion bond.

The lawsuit, filed on Monday with the Los Angeles County Superior Court, has emerged after production on the drama about the origins of the Oxford English Dictionary began production in autumn 2016.

Papers lodged on behalf of Icon Productions accuse Voltage Pictures, Voltage Productions, Christchurch Productions and Voltage head Nicolas Chartier of breach of contract, fiduciary duty, and promissory fraud, among other complaints.

The plaintiffs said The Professor And The Madman, based on the book by Simon Winchester, has been a “labor of love” for Icon and writer-director Farhad Safinia for nearly two decades. Safinia wrote Apocalypto for Gibson and makes his feature directorial debut on Professor.

Gibson was cast
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Horror Highlights: Teen Wolf Pop! Vinyls, The Recall, Deep Shock, Tribeca Games Festival

Scott McCall (as a human and as his wild werewolf self) and best bud Stiles have their very own Funko Pop! figures now. Collect whichever vinyl figure tickles your fancy this spring! Also in today's Highlights: Wesley Snipes reveals The Recall's release date at CinemaCon 2017, a look at the teaser trailer for Deep Shock, and the Tribeca Games Festival announcement.

Photos & Release Details for Funko's Teen Wolf Pop! Vinyls: From Funko: “Teen werewolf Scott McCall and his best friend Stiles are coming to Pop! vinyl!

Bitten the night before starting sophomore year of high school, Scott is now a True Alpha werewolf! Collect Scott in his human form, or as a werewolf!

Add them to your collection this spring!

Coming in May!”

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The Recall Premiere Date Announced at CinemaCon 2017: Press Release: "Announced today by star Wesley Snipes at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Minds Eye Entertainment’s sci-fi
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‘Apocalypto’ Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested in Miami Casino

I’ve always felt that the movie Apocalypto was a masterpiece. When it comes to movies where the entire movie is essentially a chase scene I would have to put Apocalypto as one of the top movies on this list. I personally felt that it was one of Mel Gibson’s top three directed films. Braveheart would have to be number one and I’m a little iffy about what would go in the 2 and 3 spots but I’d put Apocalypto in one of them. Critics felt it was a little too violent and over the top. I happen to agree with

Apocalypto’ Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested in Miami Casino
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'Apocalypto' Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Disorderly Drunkenness in Miami Casino (Mug Shot)

  • TMZ
Rudy Youngblood -- best known for playing Jaguar Paw in "Apocalypto" -- was arrested for being drunk and obnoxious in a Miami casino. According to the police report ... the actor reeked of alcohol and was slurring when cops responded to a call from security at the poker room at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming. Youngblood was allegedly verbally abusive and threatening to other poker room patrons ... which means he probably spoke a lot more than Jaguar Paw ever did.
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The Berlin International Film Festival and the European Film Market, Part 2

The Berlin International Film Festival and the European Film Market, Part 2
As the film-business-crowds move through meetings designed to meet all sorts of movie-related objectives in this vast mix of people, and the movie-going public lines up for films in the Competition, Out-of-Competition, Panorama, Forum and Retrospectives; and families attend the Generation series, some for kindergarteners and others for preteens and some for those 14 and up, and as the constant exchange of ideas continues, there is lots of buzz, mostly positive about the Hungarian Competition film “On Body and Soul”.“On Body and Soul” by Ildikó Enyedi

Buzz continues the next day both pro and con about Oren Moverman’s Competition film, “The Dinner” which is definitely a must-see for each to decide on one’s own response to it. As Scott Roxborough in The Hollywood Reporter says, it “looks like just the political dish the times demand.” Produced by Caldecot Chubb, the script was originally to be written by Moverman for Cate Blanchett to direct.
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Hacksaw Ridge and our attitude towards violence

Henry Bevan on Hacksaw Ridge and our attitude towards violence…

A ultra-violent pacifist movie. That’s the oxymoron greeting you when you watch Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson’s film about Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), a conscientious objector involved in the Battle of Okinawa.

The film is open to multiple readings. Some are obvious, with Doss’s comparison with Jesus shown through Christ poses and self-sacrifice. You can’t accuse Gibson of subtlety. There are also some unnoticed readings, mainly how Gibson comments on how society has become desensitised to violence. This is why a film about a pacifist is full of blood and gore.

Normally this isn’t an issue. Hollywood’s output is often flippant towards violence. Some filmmakers have built careers off a casual gunshot. Superhero movies are filled with meaningless and rampant destruction. Gibson has called out the genre, and irony has reached new levels with the
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