District 9 (2009)
Mixing pitches from creators who range from seasoned multi-prized director-writers to relative newcomers, the London TV Pitchbox, a jour venture of online platform Filmarket Hub, and London’s Raindance Film Festival, will take place Sept. 28 at the Century Club in Soho, London. Confirmed attendees so far include Entertainment One, Sky, Red Arrow Studios Intl., UKTV and Virgin Media. Additionally, Jamie Glazebrook, “Peaky Blinders” executive producer and creative director at Caryn Mandabach, will deliver a case study on the series.
Rolling off writing and executive producing 2016 ITV mini-series hit “The Secret,” starring James Nesbitt, Urban will unveil “His Majesty’s Interceptors.” Developed by Ingenious Media,
Directed by Ben Young.
Starring Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan, Mike Colter, Amelia Crouch and Erica Tremblay.
A father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. Fighting for their lives, he comes to realise an unknown strength to keep them safe from harm.
Accusing a film of delivering ‘’too little too late’’ is one of the most depressing criticisms that you can issue as a critic because it essentially implies that there is merit located somewhere, but unfortunately any such potential has been smothered beneath a viscous sludge of inadequacy.
This is always a frustrating observation to have to make, because you end up resenting any hint of promise if it muddies the waters. After all, when something is consistently poor, at least you can write-it-off with relative ease and a sense of clarity.
Responding to a question on Twitter about who should take on the role of the title character in RoboCop Returns, Blomkamp offered up a single name – that of the original RoboCop, Peter Weller.
— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) August 13, 2018
Weller of course portrayed Alex Murphy / RoboCop in the 1987 original, as well as reprising the role for 1990’s RoboCop 2. Weller did not return for 1993’s RoboCop 3 due to scheduling conflicts, with Robert John Burke taking over as the future of law enforcement.
Given that Weller is now 71 years of age, it remains to be seen whether the actor would be interested in donning the suit once again,
It was announced last month that RoboCop Returns, which will serve as a sequel to the original, is to be directed by Neill Blomkamp, known best for his work on movies like District 9 and Chappie. The script comes directly from franchise creators Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner and is currently being rewritten by Justin Rhodes. This is going to be
Last week, with Oscar telecast ratings trending downward at an alarming rate for ABC executives, Academy brass took action once again, announcing a half-baked plan to honor “popular” films with an Oscar in some manner to be adjudicated at a later date.
The thinking is that declining interest in the Oscar telecast is owed in part to under-seen art-house fare boxing out popular films at the ceremony year after year. Nevertheless, an analysis of the last nine years of nominees — the post-“Dark Knight” world, if you will — reveals a healthy balance of specialty fare and movies the masses flocked to see.
Academy president John Bailey and CEO Dawn Hudson wrote in a note to academy members, “We have heard from many of you about improvements needed to keep the Oscars and our Academy relevant in a changing world. The Board of Governors took this charge seriously.” But the academy didn’t specify what films would be categorized as “popular” or when this change would take effect.
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Television veteran Kellie Cyrus has been tapped to direct a movie adaption of Becca Fitzpatrick’s bestselling supernatural romance saga “Hush, Hush,” Variety has learned exclusively.
Cyrus will direct from an adaptation by Peter Hutchings. Producers are Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra, and Brian Keady of Bcdf Pictures, along with Irfaan Fredericks of Kalahari Film & Media. Fitzpatrick, Hutchings, Simon Swart, and Kalahari’s Michael S. Murphey are the executive producers.
“Hush, Hush,” published in 2009 as the first of a four-title series, was a New York Times Bestseller for more than 50 weeks. It has sold over five million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 35 languages. All four books — “Hush,
Will We Ever Get to See a District 9 Sequel?
Then, “The Reader” happened. The Stephen Daldry drama, steeped in Oscar-friendly Holocaust trappings, was muscled into the race by Harvey Weinstein at a time when the now-disgraced mogul’s Miramax glory days were fast-becoming a distant memory, and the awards outlook for his newly formed Weinstein Co. was increasingly dim. (Movies like “Mrs Henderson Presents” and “Bobby” had failed to connect with voters.) “The Reader” nailed down nominations for best picture, director, and adapted screenplay, effectively boxing out Nolan’s critically acclaimed blockbuster in the top fields.
It was the last time the
All the images portray James McAvoy returning as Kevin joined by Unbreakable’s Bruce Willis as security guard David Dunn, who is imbued with superpowers and Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price aka Mr Glass. Anya Taylor Joy – who starred opposite McAvoy in Split is also featured in her returning role as Casey Cooke, the only young lady to survive an encounter with The Beast. In the first look images, we also have our first look at Sarah Paulson as the psychiatrist treating the trio.
Also in the news – District 9’s Neill Blomkamp to take the helm on Robocop
A brief outline of the plot reads; The film finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while
The project will be based on an old script by Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, planned as a direct sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original, which will be rewritten by Justin Rhodes, screenwriter on the new Terminator reboot.
The logline for the new film, which will have no connection to the 2014 reboot, reads: “Anarchy reigns and the fate of Detroit hangs in the balance as RoboCop makes his triumphant return to fight crime and corruption.”
“The original definitely had a massive effect on me as a kid,” Blomkamp tells Deadline. “I loved it then and it remains a classic in the end of 20th Century sci-fi catalog, with real meaning under the surface. Hopefully that
Back in 1987, Orion released the memorable sci-fi picture about a Detroit cop, Alex Murphy, that is wounded so bad, he undergoes an experimental surgery, ultimately turning him into a cyborg. As we all know, that movie was known as RoboCop. During its run, the original earned over $50 million, which by that time's standards was pretty big, as well as several Oscar nominations and a win in Best Sound Effects Editing. 1990 and 1993 saw sequels to the 1987 original, in RoboCop 2 and 3, until ultimately becoming dormant until 2014's failed reboot, starring Joel Kinnamon (amassing $210 million worldwide). Now, MGM looks to bring back Alex Murphy & co. with a script from original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner
The film, which is titled Robocop Returns and acts as a sequel to the 1987 movie, is currently going through a rewrite by Justin Rhodes. The original script was written by Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner; the duo who wrote the original 1987 RoboCop. At this time, a plot line for the return is being kept under wraps.
The original Robocop was directed by Paul Verhoeven and starred Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, and Ronny Cox. Set in a crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan, in the near future, RoboCop centres on police officer Alex Murphy (Weller) who is murdered by a gang of criminals and subsequently revived by the megacorporation Omni Consumer Products (Ocp) as a superhuman cyborg law enforcer known as RoboCop.
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In a Twitter exchange, a fan tweeted at Neill Blomkamp to make sure that the RoboCop Returns movie will have an R-rating along with some satire and exploding Squibs. Blomkamp promptly responded and simply said, "there will be all of these things." The exploding Squibs might be a bit extreme, but a gritty R-rating will do wonders for the film as we see Alex Murphy come back yet again.
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