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Rian Johnson’s Knives Out adds Ana de Armas and Don Johnson

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is gearing up to begin production on his next film Knives Out in November, and we have word on two new additions to the cast of the murder-mystery in Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049) and Don Johnson (Miami Vice).

Plot details on Knives Out are being kept tightly under wraps, but the film is described as a “contemporary version of the locked door mansion murder mystery” told in the classic Agatha Christie whodunit style.

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De Armas and Johnson joins a cast that so far includes Daniel Craig (Spectre), Chris Evans (Avengers: Infinity War), Michael Shannon (Waco) and Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You). In addition to directing, Johnson has also written the script and will produce the movie with his regular partner Ram Bergman.

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The Importance of Film Archives and Curated Selections

Tom Jolliffe looks at the importance of archiving seminal films, and giving new life to forgotten classics and cult titles….

Cinema history is etched with key figures. Mould breakers, revolutionaries, and visionaries. Fritz Lang, leading the German expressionist era. Orson Welles breaking tradition and Hollywood protocols. Maybe Brando thundering an arrow through the conventions of screen acting. Whether in front, or behind camera, there is a long and magnificent road map that takes us from the first moving images, through to the creation of montage, through from silence to sound, black and white to colour, and into the present day (and everything in between).

We now exist in the era of 4k resolution picture for distribution and display. Restorers can even go back to invigorate and polish the images of long standing classics. Meticulous cleaning, restoring, polishing and perfecting. We’ve seen it with impressive work on Lang’s Metropolis for example.
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Star Ana De Armas Joins Daniel Craig & Chris Evans In ‘Knives Out’; Shoot Begins Next Month

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Star Ana De Armas Joins Daniel Craig & Chris Evans In ‘Knives Out’; Shoot Begins Next Month
Exclusive: Blade Runner 2049 and War Dogs actress Ana de Armas is set to join Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield and Michael Shannon in writer-director Rian Johnson’s Knives Out.

Shoot is due to begin next month on the modern-day murder mystery which will see Craig star as a detective. Stanfield will also play a detective. Plot and character details are largely being kept under wraps.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Looper director Johnson and regular partner Ram Bergman are producing. House Of Cards and Ted backer Mrc is behind the project after splashing out big for it in Toronto. Distributors are expected to emerge for the hot package in coming months. Craig will most likely go from this to Bond 25.

De Armas will next be seen in the untitled Danny Boyle project and Three Seconds opposite Clive Owen and Rosamund Pike. Upcoming Mrc projects include The Great
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Animais’ First Series ‘7 Boxes’ Pitches Cyberpunk to Young Audiences

Animais’ First Series ‘7 Boxes’ Pitches Cyberpunk to Young Audiences
As science fiction, and dystopian cyberpunk in particular, surge in mainstream popularity – see “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dredd” or the upcoming “Alita: Battle Angel” – a question often asked is: Can this genre be adapted for younger audiences?

A possible answer might be that yes, and animation is the perfect medium with which to do so.

Portugal’s Animais, a company best-known for its award-winning animated short films, has a possible answer of their own. The company behind “Between the Shadows,” which pitched at Annecy before winning the Arte France Prize in 2016 and making it to the final cut of 12 films short-listed for that year’s Cesar Awards, is working on their first series, the 3D animated “7 Boxes,” which takes place in a rainy, neon-lit city which will be familiar to cyberpunk fans.

Pitched at Spain’s 3D Wire, an increasingly important Iberian and European animation festival held in Segovia each year,
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‘Halloween’ to Pour Gasoline on an Already Exploding October Box Office

What has already been an unprecedented October at the box office is about to get yet another jolt with Universal/Blumhouse’s “Halloween,” the direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic that could join “Venom” as one of October’s top two highest-grossing movie weekends in history.

“We’re well into the fall season, but this October feels more like a July,” said comScore’s Paul Dergarabedian. “We’re 50 percent ahead of last October and six percent ahead of the best October ever, and now here comes ‘Halloween’ to push us even further above that pace.”

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Independent trackers are projecting an opening for the film of $60-63 million, with Universal predicting a start in the $50 million range. Hitting tracker marks will give the film the second-best-ever October launch, sitting between this
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Beyond Christopher Nolan: ‘First Man’ Redefines In-Camera VFX

Beyond Christopher Nolan: ‘First Man’ Redefines In-Camera VFX
With inspiration from Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” Damien Chazelle set out to redefine shooting in camera for “First Man,” dramatizing Nasa’s mission to the moon, with Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong. “We had to create a gentle balance using a diverse mixture of visual effects, special effects, archival footage, and scaled models to help create the 1960’s documentary style film that was Damien’s vision,” said production VFX supervisor Paul Lambert of Dneg (this year’s Oscar winner for “Blade Runner 2049”).

The biggest challenge was how to shoot the space and in-flight elements with Dneg’s CG content to fit within the boundaries of a movie being shot 16mm and 35mm (the climactic lunar sequence was shot with IMAX cameras by cinematographer Linus Sandgren for a surreal “Wizard of Oz” effect).

“The effects had to be subtle and shot in a particular way to make it feel like footage from the day,
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Ryan Gosling movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘La La Land,’ ‘Blue Valentine,’ ‘Half Nelson’

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Full disclosure. Many years ago, I worked at the Disney Channel at the time producers were casting a revival of the kids show “The Mickey Mouse Club.” I don’t know who did the selection of the cast members, but among the then-unknown pre-teens they chose were Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Keri Russell and a gawky 13 year-old Canadian kid named Ryan Gosling. What a cast! All have gone on to great success as adults, but Gosling especially chose his own path to become one of the most respected film actors working today.

In the course of such films as “Half Nelson,” “Blue Valentine, ” and “The Big Short,” Gosling has been nominated for two Academy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has also been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, which includes a win for his performance in the Damien Chazelle musical “La La Land.”

Two years later,
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From Bradley Cooper to Clint Eastwood: How Box Office Could Impact the Best Actor Race

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From Bradley Cooper to Clint Eastwood: How Box Office Could Impact the Best Actor Race
October sees the wide release of two studio films starring actors vying for Oscars: Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”) and Ryan Gosling (“First Man”). A win for either would fit within Academy tradition: Actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, and Russell Crowe were honored for mass-audience Oscar movies after establishing themselves as commercial successes.

But what is unusual this year is that Cooper and Gosling are just two of at least eight blockbuster veterans who could factor in the upcoming race. In fact, it’s possible all five Best Actor nominees could be actors familiar to moviegoers worldwide, and starring in films that grossed $100 million or more. At a time when the Academy is anxious about audience interest, that’s got to make Academy president John Bailey and CEO Dawn Hudson happy. It’s a year when many industry folks are rooting for a big studio hit to win.
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‘Sherlock North’ & Sky-Backed ‘Bullets’ Help Finnish Weird Go Global – Mipcom

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‘Sherlock North’ & Sky-Backed ‘Bullets’ Help Finnish Weird Go Global – Mipcom
Finland has a reputation as a curious country filled with lakes, saunas and forests as well as the home of Santa Claus. Now it is hoping to be known for its ambitious television series with a swathe of big-budget dramas interesting international buyers and will be front and center at Mipcom in Cannes to demonstrate this.

Scandinavia has long been known for producing cutting edge scripted series such as Danish hits The Killing and The Bridge, Norway’s Lilyhammer and Skam and Sweden’s Wallander and Humans. However, despite many considering Finland a member of this gang, it is not actually part of Scandinavia, but rather part of the Nordic bloc with more in common with Iceland.

Finnish local producers are hoping that high-profile projects including a local Sherlock Holmes original, Sky-backed crime drama Bullets, sci-fi epic The White Wall and climate change thriller Sands of Sarasvati can replicate
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Film News Roundup: Dave Bautista in Talks for ‘Fantasy Island’

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Film News Roundup: Dave Bautista in Talks for ‘Fantasy Island’
In today’s film news roundup, Dave Bautista is in talks for “Fantasy Island,” “Glam Masters” exec producer Diana Madison gets her first movie role and Kino Lorber buys 10 Hungarian classics.


Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista is in negotiations to star in Blumhouse and Sony’s upcoming “Fantasy Island” movie.

Ricardo Montalban starred in the television series “Fantasy Island” as the white-suited Mr. Roarke who oversaw a mysterious island where people could live out their fantasies — for a price. The series, which ran for seven seasons from 1977 to 1984, often dealt with dark themes and the supernatural. If the deal goes through, Bautista would play a former guest who is still on the island against his will.

The TV show became best known for Mr. Roarke’s sidekick Tattoo (played by Hervé Villechaize), who would ring a bell in a bell tower and shout “Ze plane! Ze plane!
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Univision Alum Isaac Lee Acquires Mexico’s Redrum, Launches Exile Content (Exclusive)

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Isaac Lee, the former chief creative officer of Univision and Televisa, has formed an ambitious new company called Exile Content and he has acquired Mexican production services company Redrum.

Redrum founder Stacy Perskie will run Exile’s studio along with his team of partners, including Adrian Grunberg, who is currently directing “Rambo 5” and helmed Redrum’s first original in-house production, “Get the Gringo,” starring Mel Gibson. Exile Content will have offices in Mexico and Los Angeles.

Redrum has provided production services to some of the most prominent films to shoot in Mexico, including “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” “Blade Runner 2049, “Bel Canto,” “Spectre” and “Elysium.” On the TV side, it has worked on Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico” and season two of Amazon Prime’s “Mozart in the Jungle,” among others.

“Exile is about premium content and no one in the region has more experience producing with the highest production values then Redrum,
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Producer Shares In-Depth Production Journal Revealing Bts Secrets, Alternate Titles, & More

As many expected it would be, “Blade Runner 2049” was one of the most beautiful films of 2017, and some might say one of the best films of the year, period. And as we’ve covered before, the making of “Blade Runner 2049” was incredibly detailed and thorough. The assembly cut alone was over 4 hours long. And in a new behind-the-scenes look at the film, one of the ‘2049’ producers gives fans one of the most detailed looks behind the curtain of the film yet.

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Bautista Already Wants in on James Gunn's Suicide Squad 2

Bautista Already Wants in on James Gunn's Suicide Squad 2
It looks like Dave Bautista is eager to get in on Suicide Squad 2 now that James Gunn is on board to write and possibly direct. It's been a big and interesting day for the DC universe, as it recently came to light that Warner Bros. has tapped Gunn to take creative charge of the upcoming sequel. This comes after Disney fired Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a series of old, offensive tweets resurfaced online. With Gunn now on board, Bautista has already expressed his eagerness to make the switch from Marvel to DC.

Disney felt the need to stick to their guns when it came to firing James Gunn, who helmed the first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies to great success. However, the cast spoke out in his defense and wanted to see him re-hired by the studio. Dave Bautista has been particularly outspoken
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Production Diary Reveals Alternative Title and 9 More Things You Didn’t Know About the Sequel

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Production Diary Reveals Alternative Title and 9 More Things You Didn’t Know About the Sequel
Blade Runner 2049” didn’t set the box office on fire when it was released in October 2017, but the film has earned a devoted following over the last year. Denis Villeneuve’s epic sequel takes place three decades after the events of Ridley Scott’s original and centers around Ryan Gosling’s K, an Lapd blade runner who discovers that a replicant may have given birth to a child.

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When Villeneuve kicked off production on “2049” in July 2016, producer Cynthia Yorkin began her own side project by deciding to keep a running diary of milestones, setbacks, and overall observations from the set. Collider has exclusively published Yorkin’s production diary, which offers a fascinating in-depth look at the making of “2049” on a month-by-month basis. IndieWire has rounded up some exciting tidbits
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Exclusive: Read ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Producer Cynthia Yorkin’s In-Depth Journal Written During Production

Collider is excited to exclusively present the extensive, in-depth, and insightful production journal of Blade Runner 2049 producer Cynthia Yorkin. What follows below is a journal written by Yorkin detailing her experience making the ambitious Blade Runner sequel, presented in full. Enjoy. The following is a journal, or a ‘diary’ of sorts, reflecting my thoughts, observations, and experiences during the production of, and press events attendant to, Blade Runner 2049. The road to making this film was long and often arduous, but also thrilling, wonderful and one of the most exciting, and gratifying experiences of my life. List Of …
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From 'Widows' to 'Stan & Ollie': London Film Fest on Track for Strongest Year Yet

From 'Widows' to 'Stan & Ollie': London Film Fest on Track for Strongest Year Yet
Blade Runner 2049 may not have set the box office alight, but it would have been a rather high-profile and star-driven opener for the 2017 edition of the BFI London Film Festival. That's what the organizers were hoping for, anyway, with the film being among those in early dis­cussions to kick off the annual event. But when international distributor Sony decided to release the sci-fi sequel outside of the fest around the same time only outside Lff's walls, organizers instead opened with Andy Serkis' quickly forgotten directorial debut, Breathe. Many regular attendees were in agreement: It wasn't quite festival ...
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Moviegoers Go Gaga Over ‘Venom’ and ‘Star Is Born’

(Pictured above: Maine Senator Susan Collins)

The month of October got off to a rousing start for the North America box office this weekend as two highly anticipated films – Sony’s Venom and Warner’s A Star Is Born- both opened to big numbers.

Thanks largely in part to the arrival of Eddie Brock and Lady Gaga, the top ten surged a mighty 72%over last year at this time when Blade Runner 2049 started its underwhelming box office run with $32 million.

Launching on 4,250 screens, Venom scored a massive $80 million. The launch for the $100 million Sony production easily flew past the previous record holder for an October opening: 2013's Gravity with $55 million.The Marvel antihero’s arrival was also higher than the $75.8 million brought in a few months ago by Disney/Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp, which went on to leg it out to a solid domestic haul of $216 million.

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Titan announce new in-canon ‘Blade Runner’ comic

Titan have today announced that acclaimed Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Michael Green (Logan) will partner with longtime collaborator and comic writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek) to pen the highly-anticipated in-canon Blade Runner comic series for Titan Comics and Alcon Media Group.

In addition to co-writing the screenplay for Blade Runner 2049, the critically-acclaimed sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 celebrated classic Blade Runner, Michael Green’s recent writing credits include Alien: Covenant, Murder on the Orient Express, the hit Starz series American Gods, and Logan, which earned Green an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2018. Mike Johnson, Green’s co-writer on comics including Supergirl and Superman/Batman, will co-write the Blade Runner series. A veteran writer of the Star Trek franchise, Johnson’s other comic credits include Transformers and Fringe.

States Green:

Every iteration of the Blade Runner world throws the window open a little wider. Mike and I can
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Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter to pen new Blade Runner comic for Titan

Titan Comics has announced that Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Michael Green is teaming up with longtime collaborator and comic writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek) to pen the highly-anticipated in-canon Blade Runnercomic series for Titan Comics and Alcon Media Group.

“Every iteration of the Blade Runner world throws the window open a little wider,” states Green, whose recent screen credits include Alien: Covenant, Murder on the Orient Express, American Gods and the Oscar-nominated Logan. “Mike and I can’t wait to see what we find outside.”

“We’re very excited to have both Michael Green and Mike Johnson writing Titan Comics’ new Blade Runner comic book series,” adds said Titan’s co-founders, Nick Landau and Vivian Cheung. “We can’t wait for fans to see their vision.”

“Michael Green and Mike Johnson’s clear grasp of the tone and nuance that defines the Blade Runner universe makes them ideal partners on
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Blade Runner 2049 Comic Series Will Continue the Movie Story

Joseph Baxter Oct 4, 2018

Titan Comics will continue the story of Blade Runner 2049, set to satiate fans who were left wanting more.

Blade Runner 2049 will continue to tell its story… in illustrated form, thanks to the multimedia partnership of Titan Comics and Alcon Media Group.

A Blade Runner comic book series is officially in the works, set to arrive as a written collaboration between Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Michael Green and comic book writer Mike Johnson.

The comic series will continue to unravel the future-set continuity of the Blade Runner universe, picking things up after the events of the long-awaited 2017 movie sequel, director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, which followed the exploits of replicant blade runner K (Ryan Gosling), whose circuitous existential crisis leads him into the crosshairs of a radical group of replicant revolutionaries, steering him on a path that pairs him with original movie protagonist Rick
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