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Rumour: Avatar screenwriter working on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic movie

Back in April, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed that the studio is looking to explore the Old Republic era inside the new Star Wars canon with early development underway on a Knights of the Old Republic project, and now it seems we may have some additional details.

According to a report from Buzzfeed, Avatar and Shutter Island screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis has been writing a screenplay for a Knights of the Old Republic movie and is now close to completing the script.

First explored in the acclaimed 2003 RPG video game from BioWare and LucasArts before spinning out into further games, books and comics, Kotor takes place some 4000 years before the rise of the Galactic Empire as the Sith Empire launch a war against the Republic and its Jedi Knight protectors.

Disney and Lucasfilm recently set release dates for three Star Wars movies in December 2022, December 2024 and December 2026, confirming that the 2022 release
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Star Wars: The Unique Challenge of Making a Knights of the Old Republic Movie

Rob Leane May 29, 2019

Knights Of The Old Republic is one of the best Star Wars games, but it won't be easy translating it into a movie...

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

This article contains spoilers for the Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic game.

As if thousands of fans' wishes were suddenly heard and acted upon, a Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic movie could finally be happening. Shutter Island writer Laeta Kalogridis has been tasked by Lucasfilm with penning a script for the first film in a potential trilogy of KotOR movies.

Although Kalogridis's Star Wars project is said to be inspired by BioWare's iconic RPG from 2003, we don't yet know how closely her script will stick to the plot beats of the game. As with a lot of game-to-movie adaptations, cramming everything from Knights of the Old Republic into a film (or
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Movie Brings in Alita: Battle Angel Writer?

A Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic movie is reportedly in the works at Lucasfilm. There has been much speculation in regards to a possible Old Republic project. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, in an interview during Star Wars Celebration confirmed, "Yes, we are developing something" within the Old Republic. It wasn't clear exactly what that would be or when it would be happening. Now we have word that Laeta Kalogridis has been hired to pen the screenplay, and it gets even better for fans who want to see this happen.

According to multiple reports, Lucasfilm hired Laeta Kalogridis last year to write a movie based on the popular video game of the same name. Kalogridis has apparently already nearly finished her first draft of the first movie. The hope is that this may kickstart a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic trilogy. It also should be noted that
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‘Star Wars’ Plans ‘Knights of the Old Republic’ Film Trilogy With First Female Writer Since 1980 — Report

It looks like the “Star Wars” film franchise following the release of “The Rise of Skywalker” later this year is slowly coming into focus. According to a new report from BuzzFeed, Lucasfilm is gearing up for a potential new trilogy based on the video game series “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” that started in 2003. Sources close to the studio say Laeta Kalogridis is finishing the script for the first movie after coming on board the project in spring 2018.

Lucasfilm’s hiring of Kalogridis is a historic one for the “Star Wars” movie franchise as no sole female screenwriter has ever been behind a “Star Wars” script. The only credited female writer in the “Star Wars” movie universe is Leigh Brackett, who shared a credit with Lawrence Kasdan on 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back.” Since then, only men have written “Star Wars” movies and the franchise has come under
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Knights Of The Old Republic Trilogy Officially In Development At Lucasfilm

Though we’re still several months away from closing out the Skywalker Saga with The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm is already looking towards the future and tonight, it’s been confirmed that they’re indeed working on a movie based on Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic.

It’s been a long, long time since EA and BioWare first launched the cult RPG video game and over the years, we’ve seen two more additions added to the Kotor universe in the form of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords and Mmo spinoff, Star Wars: The Old Republic. However, despite intense demand from fans, we’ve still never seen a proper film or TV adaptation.

That’s all about to change, though, as the studio’s hired Laeta Kalogridis to pen a script for a Knights of the Old Republic movie. The news comes from BuzzFeed,
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Lucasfilm is Reportedly Considering a Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Trilogy and The First Script is Being Written

I’ve got some exciting news for all you Star Wars fans today! According to a new report, Lucasfilm is developing a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic movie. In fact, there is a script reportedly being written by Laeta Kalogridis. She has worked on films such as Avatar, Alita: Battle Angel, and Shutter Island.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy previously was specifically asked about a Knights of the Old Republic project and confirmed that Lucasfilm is working on something for them to look at, saying:

"You know, we talk about that all the time. Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now I have no idea where things might fall..."

Well, now thanks to BuzzFeed, we know that the project is in active development. This could actually end up happening! The report goes on to say that Kalogridis is close to finishing the first script of what
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‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’ Movie In the Works at Lucasfilm

While Disney and Lucasfilm plan to take a brief respite from Star Wars movies after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, they’re already looking to the future. For instance: a Knights of the Old Republic movie is currently in the works, being penned by Laeta Kalogridis, writer of Alita: Battle Angel and Shutter Island. The film would be an adaptation of the […]

The post ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’ Movie In the Works at Lucasfilm appeared first on /Film.
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Movie Reportedly in the Works

John Saavedra May 24, 2019

A Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic movie is finally in the works! Here are the details...

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is being adapted for the big screen, according to Buzzfeed, which reports that the popular game and comic book series will be the basis of a trilogy of movies. Screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis is currently in the process of finishing the script for the first installment, per the outlet.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy previously confirmed that the studio was working on something related to Knights of the Old Republic: "Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now I have no idea where things might fall, but we have to be careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn't start to feel like too much."

Buzzfeed's report follows another rumor that the trilogy of movies to be helmed by
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Working in concert by Anne-Katrin Titze

Ira Spiegel on Brian DePalma's Carlito's Way: "A wonderful effects film with a grand shootout in Grand Central Terminal. Sound editors love violence and noise." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

When I met with Aviva Kempner, the director of The Spy Behind Home Plate, at Soundtracks F/T, where she and Martin Scorsese mainstay re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman were putting in the final touches on her documentary, I had the chance to borrow her sound editor Ira Spiegel (Ken Burns's longtime collaborator) for a short while to clue me in on his work in creating the velvety flow of the picture.

Ira Spiegel with Aviva Kempner while re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman works on The Spy Behind Home Plate. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan and Carroll Ballard's The Black Stallion, executive produced...
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Scorsese: De Niro introduced me to DiCaprio

Acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese revealed that he was introduced to Leonardo DiCaprio by Robert De Niro after the actors worked together on The Boy's Life in 1993. At the Tribeca Film Festival, Scorsese said: "(He told me) 'There's this kid, Leo DiCaprio. He's really good. You've gotta work with him sometime'."

The filmmaker first acted on the advice with 2002's Gangs Of New York, and then worked with DiCaprio on The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and 2015 short film "The Audition", which also featured De Niro, reported femalefirst.co.uk.

Scorsese added: "It was extraordinary fortune, because he liked the kind of images we made. And he wanted to make movies like that, in a way. In other words, not being afraid of certain topics."

"And he was more concerned with the truth of a character, and of a situation. And he wasn't afraid to go anywhere with this stuff."

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Viacom Expanding Svod Service Paramount+ Globally With First Mobile Deal In Latin America

Viacom is expanding its subscription video-on-demand service Paramount+ globally and has struck a mobile distribution deal in Latin America.

The service is currently available in the Nordics and across Central and Eastern Europe where it offers the exclusive first pay-window for Paramount movies such as The Godfather, Shutter Island, True Grit, Star Trek Into Darkness and The Ring as well as MTV and Comedy Central titles including Inside Amy Schumer, Geordie Shore, Broad City, Teen Mom and South Park.

From May 1, the service will be available in Brazil via Net, its first mobile distribution partnership. It will also be available to Net subscribers and non-subscribers via Android and iOS apps and will roll out across Latin America through Clara Video with the company hoping to reveal a raft of additional pay-tv, internet and mobile deals.

In Lat Am, it will offer titles including The Handmaids’ Tale and Yellowstone, as well
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Athiran Movie Review

Athiran, directed by Vivek and written by P.F Mathews (scenarist of the poignant tragicomedy Ee. Ma. Yau) positions it's protagonist M.K Nair (played by Fahadh Faasil) as a man possessing a sleuth-like job description who thinks a few steps ahead of the rest. The film's opening stretch feels like a nod to Martin Scorcese's Shutter Island, where a brown-coated outsider comes to investigate a mansion-like hospital. These initial glimpses of promise somehow leads to a middling payoff as we see an atmospheric psychological drama slowly ascend into an unconvincing mystery.

Set in the early seventies, Athiran follows the...

Mike Medavoy Honored With Legends Award at Beverly Hills Film Festival

Mike Medavoy Honored With Legends Award at Beverly Hills Film Festival
Hollywood film veteran and producer Mike Medavoy was honored with the Legends Award during the 19th annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival on Monday night.

The producer's credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Rocky, Apocalypse Now, Raging Bull, Sleepless in Seattle, The Terminator, Platoon, Black Swan, Zodiac, Miss Potter and Shutter Island. Medavoy's career has spanned more than five decades, and he has been involved with more than 300 feature films. Seven of his films went on to win the best picture Oscar.

Festival president and founder Nino Simone presented the award to the night'...
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Joker Trailer Arrives, Joaquin Phoenix Is DC's Clown Prince

Joker Trailer Arrives, Joaquin Phoenix Is DC's Clown Prince
It was just yesterday that we passed along the first poster for The Hangover and Due Date co-writer-director Todd Phillips' gritty Joker origin film starring Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck aka The Clown Prince of Crime. That poster came to us from Phillips himself over on Instagram, and in his post, he promised us that the powers that be behind the scenes at Warner Bros. and DC would be dropping the teaser trailer on all of our heads today. And low and behold the director is a man of his word as today we have, you guessed it, the teaser trailer for Joker!

This teaser obviously gives us our first look at Phillips' new "dark and gritty" character study of the man who would be Joker. Set in Gotham City way back in 1981, Phillips' version of Batman's ultimate super-villain starts out as the rather simple tale of a
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Park Chan-wook To Direct an Ultra Violent Western Thriller For Amazon Called The Brigands Of Rattlecreek

Oldboy director Park Chan-wook is set to direct an ultra violent western thriller for Amazon called The Brigands of Rattlecreek. The script for the film comes from S. Craig Zahler who wrote the awesomely insane film Bone Tomahawk. If you liked that movie, then you’re definitely going to want to see this one!

The story for the film follows a sheriff and a doctor “who seek revenge against a group of bandits who use the cover of a torrential thunderstorm to rob and terrorize the occupants of a small town. Zahler’s script topped the 2006 Black List but has languished in development, likely due to its violent content.”

Amazon and producer Bradley Fischer (Shutter Island) are also trying to get Matthew McConaughey to star in the film as the doctor, and they are also looking to cast another A-list star as the sheriff. This seems like the kind of
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Exclusive: Amazon Picks Up Park Chan-wook’s ‘The Brigands of Rattlecreek’

Seven years ago, I reported that South Korean helmer Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) was in talks to direct the ultraviolent western thriller The Brigands of Rattleborge from Bone Tomahawk writer S. Craig Zahler, and today I've confirmed with multiple sources that the long-gestating project has a new home and a new title. Amazon Studios has picked up the project, which is now being referred to as The Brigands of Rattlecreek. Bradley Fischer (Shutter Island) will produce the film, which follows a sheriff and a doctor who seek revenge against a group of bandits who use the cover of …
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‘Utopia’: Ashleigh Lathrop, Desmin Borges, Farrah Mackenzie & Christopher Denham Join Amazon Drama Series

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‘Utopia’: Ashleigh Lathrop, Desmin Borges, Farrah Mackenzie & Christopher Denham Join Amazon Drama Series
Ashleigh Lathrop (Sirens), Desmin Borges (You’re the Worst), Farrah Mackenzie (Ascension) and Christopher Denham (Billions) have joined the cast of Utopia, Amazon’s straight-to-series adaptation of the British drama, written by Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn.

Utopia follows a group of young adults who meet online that are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult underground graphic novel. Within the comic’s pages, they discover the conspiracy theories that may actually be real and are forced into the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.

Lathrop will play Becky. Bright and big-hearted, she uses her kindness and empathy as a way to get closer to the graphic novel she desperately needs to save her life. Borges is Wilson Wilson, a brilliant, paranoid and eccentric conspiracy theorist who is obsessed with Utopia and convinced that it
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14 Unexpected Family Films From Major Directors

Mark Harrison Feb 20, 2019

Revisiting the family-friendly films of Martin Scorsese, Robert Rodriguez and others who usually make more grown-up fare…

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

This feature contains mild spoilers for all the family films discussed, so if you haven’t seen one then proceed with caution.

Some family-friendly films come from the least expected sources. From Steven Spielberg to Robert Zemeckis, there are a fair few filmmakers whose output spans from grown-up films to G and PG-rated movies, but in the main, directors tend to become attached to films for similar demographics to their previous work.

This could be due to several big family-friendly properties, from franchises to adaptations of beloved stories, grouping in the four-quadrant center of the movie market. For instance, Transformers might have been a departure for the director who brought us the Bad Boys movies, except that all of Michael Bay's
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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Review: A Cyberheroine Story Way Past Its Sell-By Date

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Review: A Cyberheroine Story Way Past Its Sell-By Date
If you want to know what James Cameron has been up to since he achieved worldwide box-office dominance with Avatar 10 years ago — besides tinkering away on a bunch of Avatar sequels we still don’t have release dates for — you may want to check out Alita: Battle Angel. Cameron didn’t direct this cyperpunk epic adapted from Yukito Kishiro’s manga comics, one with a reported budget of $200 million and heavy-lifting from Peter Jackson’s FX team; he handed off that job to B-movie maestro Robert Rodriquez (Sin City). But
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese developing ‘The Devil in the White City’ series for Hulu, so earmark some Emmys for them

Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese developing ‘The Devil in the White City’ series for Hulu, so earmark some Emmys for them
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are bringing their talents to Hulu. The longtime collaborators are developing a series adaptation of Erik Larson‘s best-selling book “The Devil in the White City,” Craig Erwich, Hulu’s Svp of originals, announced Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Erwich did not provide any more details, except that it will be produced by Paramount TV.

DiCaprio and Scorsese, who will serve as executive producers, had been trying to bring the thriller to the big screen for a decade, with the former having acquired the rights to the book in 2010 (Tom Cruise had first acquired the rights in 2003). It’s unclear if DiCaprio will also act in the project, as was originally planned for the film version.

See Leonardo DiCaprio’s best films, ranked from worst to best

Set in 1893, “The Devil in the White City” follows Daniel H. Burnham, the architect behind the World’s Fair,
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