The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
While its unclear at this stage what period or characters the spin offs will deal it, HBO have created four teams of writers to maximise potential, the teams are:
His credits include writing the screenplay for Kong: Skull Island and 2014's Godzilla. On the TV side, he was the showrunner and creator of Fox's short-lived Minority Report reboot, which marks his lone small-screen credit. Borenstein next is readying Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Godzilla vs. Kong (2020).
Goldman's credits include writing the screenplay for Neil Gaiman's Stardust as well as adapting comic favorite Kick-Ass. Her geek cred includes X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
On paper, the choice is clear. The premium cable giant is waiting to read all the scripts before making a decision on which to pursue, but let’s see if you can figure it out based solely on who’s writing the four contenders. Your multiple choice quiz begins…now!
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A) Max Borenstein
Most recent project: “Kong: Skull Island,” which Borenstein penned alongside Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly.
TV Experience: “Minority Report,” the short-lived Fox adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s film,
Let’s be honest, if you’ve seen Free Fire, you’ll know it’s not particularly like a lot of the 1970’s crime films that, on the face of it, Ben Wheatley’s movie would sit alongside. This pulpy, lean slice of comic violence owes more to the early 90’s stylistics of down’n’dirty Tarantino than to Scorsese or Friedkin, but given i’ts set in the 70’s, was executive produced by Martin Scorsese, and certainly has plenty of now retro-connections to that decade, this seems a good place to analyse Free Fire in the context of the crime pictures of that decade. Where does it fit? Should it fit at all? Or should it rather tuck in behind Reservoir Dogs and, anachronistically, exist slightly out of the time it’s very much rooted in?
Crime thrillers of the 1970’s, for a start,
Exclusive Trailer Premiere for The Lightest Darkness: "The first ever female-directed Russian film noir with reverse chronology.
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Nitehawk Cinema's Holiday Horror Show Spectacular: "Every year,
Through his company Skip Film, Chaisson worked on the 2013 launch of El Rey. He then joined the network full time in 2014 as senior vice president, creative and on-air promotion.
“Skip is supremely talented,” said Daniel Tibbets, El Rey president and general manager. “He has a long history of working on projects for the biggest Hollywood filmmakers, including Tony and Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, James Cameron, Jerry Bruckheimer and Robert Rodriguez. He also created El Rey’s on-air look and style, which is unlike any other network’s. His sensibilities embrace the brand tenets and I am so pleased that he will be shepherding El Rey’s creative direction
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The film is the feature-length directorial debut of Sean Gannet, and was written by Lori Fischer. It boast a large ensemble cast,
Over 100 independent films will be shown from June 2nd through June 12th at the family Hollywood’s Tcl Chinese Theaters.
The festival based solely on merit and discoverability and mandating that all competitive films have no known actors, writers, directors or producers.
Legendary producer Steve Tisch joined the Dwf esteemed Advisory Board last festival season. One of the most successful producers in the motion picture industry, Steve has produced such films as Risky Business, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man, Seven Pounds, Knowing, The Taking of Pelham 123, The Back-Up Plan, and Hope Springs. A pantheon of industry heavyweights, Dwf’s Advisory Board also includes: Cindy Cowan, Jonathan Dana, Steve Elzer, Kevin Kasha, Eriq La Salle, Michael Lehmann, Mike Macari, Valerie McCaffrey,
Spotted Cow’s first project is “In Search of Fellini,” which recently wrapped production in Italy. The coming-of-age drama stars Ksenia Solo, Maria Bello and Mary Lynn Rajskub.
“In Search of Fellini” was directed by Taron Lexton and written by Cartwright and Spotted Cow President Peter Kjenaas. Ambi Distribution represents worldwide rights and is presenting the project to buyers at the the Berlin Film Festival’s European Film Market.
The movie was inspired by Cartwright’s early years in the entertainment industry, when she set off to “find herself” in Italy before establishing herself in Hollywood.
Spotted Cow is also partnered with Parkside Pictures and Dark Rabbit Productions on a film with James Franco entitled “The Institute,” to be released in late 2016. Cartwright is a producer on the project.
Robert De Niro and Jeffrey Dean Morgan lay it all on the table in this sizzling crime caper from Lionsgate Premiere! Heist is directed by Scott Mann, best known for his 2009 action thriller The Tournament. The rest of the amazing cast includes Kate Bosworth, Gina Carano, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, D.B. Sweeney, Morris Chestnut, Summer Altice and Dave Bautista. Heist hits theaters and premieres on-demand this November!
When their attempt to rob a casino owned by the feared gangster
Helgeland won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for “L.A. Confidential” and was nominated for “Mystic River.” He directed and wrote “Legend,” “42,” “A Knight’s Tale” and “Payback” and wrote “Man on Fire,” “The Taking of Pelham 123,” “Conspiracy Theory,” “Green Zone” and “Blood Work.”
Helgeland has also won awards from the Writers Guild of America, as well as the Pen Center Literary Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the USC Scripter Award. Universal launches “Legend,” starring Tom Hardy, on Oct. 2.
Previous Distinguished Screenwriter Award recipients include James L. Brooks, Lawrence Kasdan, Callie Khouri, Frank Pierson, Harold Ramis, Caroline Thompson and Steven Zaillian.
The festival, which launches Oct. 29, will also present a reading of Norman Lear’s un-produced teleplay “Guess Who Died?” The writing team, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber,
I Am Wrath follows "a man out for vigilante justice after a group of corrupt cops are unable to catch his wife’s killer." That's about as generic as it gets, so it's tough for me to really get excited about this. It seems like
Aniston has starred in such films as “Cake” (2014), “We’re the Millers” (2013), “Horrible Bosses” (2011), “Marley & Me” (2008) and “Bruce Almighty” (2003). She also starred in all ten seasons of “Friends,” for which she won the 2002 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Miller co-stars in “American Sniper” and “Foxcatcher,” both of which have garnered multiple Oscar nominations this year. She previously appeared in such features as “Factory Girl” (2006) and “Layer Cake” (2005). Her upcoming films include “High-Rise,” “Adam Jones” and “Lost City of Z.”
Oyelowo portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr. in this year’s Best Picture nominee “Selma.” His other recent feature credits include “A Most Violent Year” (2014), “Interstellar” (2014), “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (2013) and “Jack Reacher” (2012). He will next be
A prolific director who got his start in the 1950s, Sargent has more Emmy wins for television films or mini-series than any other director. He took home four Emmy awards for directing out of nine total nominations. He also won four Directors Guild of America awards out of nine nominations.
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The DGA proudly noted of the late director,
You don't see a lot of decent movies anymore. You see mediocrities all the time, movies that never get too good, but often stray into the below-average, but these decent movies that stay just above average but thoroughly entertain are a rare breed. Last Passenger (2014) does this quite convincingly on a budget of around £1.5 million. Tony Scott's The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009), another train-based film, cost about $100 million and provided roughly the same amount of gripe-free viewing. Economic though it may be, Last Passenger isn't breaking new ground in any other arena. The framework is incredibly familiar in both plot and character dynamic. This is a disaster genre movie through and through. But it's reliable. About as unaccountably reliable as those brake pads. How could they possibly have still worked?
The original series was set in New York, while the film version has driven a few hours up the I-90 to move the surroundings to Boston. While the change of leading man, from proper Brit Edward Woodward to all-American-ly handsome Denzel Washington,
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