Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Tony Scott: Yes, Carl Rinsch is going to do the prequel to Alien. He’s one of our directors at our company.
Collider: I’m going to be blunt about this. Fox has not been doing a great job recently with their movies. They haven’t been an artist friendly studio. Are you guys going to have some creative control and make this a kick-ass film?
Tony: Yes! But Fox is our home. They finace our production company.
Collider: And I’m very happy that you guys have the financing. But a lot of the films they’ve been doing at the studio level, they’ve been nickel and diming and not giving fandom what they want. So I guess my question for you is…are you a little nervous about reengaging the franchise or are you excited.
Tony: I’m excited cause Ridley created the original and Carl Rinsch is one of the family.
Collider: When do you envision this film getting in front of cameras?
Tony: Hopefully the end of the year.
Collider: Will it be a summer of 2011 movie?
Tony: Honestly, I don’t know.
'Loki's like a comic book version of Edmund in King Lear, but nastier,' Tom observed.
How much nastier? 'Well, Loki's skilled in black magic and scorcery. He's a shape-shifter and has all sorts of super powers from the dark arts. He can turn clouds into dragons, things like that.'
Between now and January, when Thor begins shooting, Tom has to keep himself fit and healthy.
'Ken (Kenneth Branagh) wants Loki to have a lean and hungry look, like Cassius in Julius Caesar. Physically, he can't be posing as Thor.'
Friday, May 29, 2009
"I am absolutely over the moon at being chosen to play the Doctor's new companion. - I just can't wait to get started," she said.Writer and executive producer Steven Moffat said they saw some "amazing actresses" but Gillan "walked through the door the game was up". "When she auditioned alongside Matt we knew we had something special," he said. Describing her as "funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy".
"The show is such a massive phenomenon that I can't quite believe I am going to be a part of it.
"Matt Smith is an incredible actor and it is going to be so much fun to act alongside him," she added.
"A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too," he added.
Head of Drama, BBC Wales, Piers Wenger said she brings "energy and excitement" to the role.
Karen Gillan As Soothsayer In 'The Fires Of Pompeii'
Based on the 2004 book by Kathryn Mackel, the story centers on a couple desperate to have a child who find themselves in an unbearable position when they find out the surrogate they hired to carry their baby is insane.
McBride will play a football player who suffers a career-ending injury and needs a job. He signs on as henchman to a successful villain. The graphic novel was created by Adam Beechen and Mario Bello.
The Foot Fist Way
But lucky for us in Ireland and the UK we will get it first at in late October/early November 2011, which is nice.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Seann William Scott & Adam Brody Join Couple Of Dicks
DreamWorks Announces New Animation Slate, 5 Features Every 2 Years
Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz To Reunite On Screen For 'Wichita'
John Stockwell To Direct 'Roadkill'
Jake Kasdan Set To Direct 'Bad Teacher'
Dustin Hoffman To Star Opposite Paul Giamatti In 'Barney’s Version'
Al Pacino To Portray Jack Kevorkian AKA Dr. Death In 'You Don’t Know Jack'
Dan Aykroyd Talks 'Ghostbusters 3'
'G.I. Joe' International Poster:
T2 Is Arnies Fave Film & He Thought Terminator Salvation Was Good
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Pegg and Frost, who wrote the script for Paul, will star as two sci-fi geeks who encounter an alien near Area 51 while on a road trip across the US. Rogen will voice the eponymous extraterrestrial.
Greg Mottola will direct the movie, which is scheduled to go into production next month.
The Thorn in the Heart had its world premiere screening in the official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Oscilloscope will open the film in theaters, with a DVD and digital release to follow.
Michel examines Suzette's years as a school teacher and her life in rural France. During the course of filming the documentary, Michel unearths new family stories and uses his camera to explore them in a subtle and sensitive way. The film was produced and financed by Partizan Films.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
BBC entertainment correspondent Lizo Mzimba said there were no guarantees a film would be made and that, if the project went into full production, a release would be a long time away.
Exiting head writer Russell T. Davies commented back in September that he thinks the BBC will get around to greenlighting a film "some day", although at the moment the corporation is at its "absolute limit".
"I'd be very interested in going back for it. I think it could be lovely and could work as an idea. They did one in the 1960s and that worked and it didn't affect the TV series at all"New incoming head writer Stephen Moffat also said a movie was a possibility:
"A movie is one 90 minutes a year. So yes, so long as it never gets in the way of the show. If it gets in the way of the show that's appalling."Exiting Doctor, David Tennant has also hinted he would be keen to return to the role for a movie incarnation of the timelord.
"It's been in the cinema, with Peter Cushing. It would be good to see it in the cinema so long as it's great and fantastic."
It was also announced today that David Tennant is to appear as the Time Lord in Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Tennant will appear over two episodes of a new 12-part series of the CBBC show, which starts in September.
Russell T Davies, executive producer of The Sarah Jane Adventures and Doctor Who, said it would be a "full on appearance" and "not just a cameo".
The show follows the adventures of the investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith - a former Doctor's companion.
Smith is played by actress Elisabeth Sladen, 61, who also played the character in Doctor Who opposite Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker between 1973 and 1976.
Sladen said she was "absolutely over the moon" to be co-starring alongside Tennant.
"It's fantastic news that Sarah Jane is going to spend some time working with the Doctor again and is testament to just how successful this CBBC series is."Davies said:
"Viewers thought they may have to wait until November for the next full episode of Doctor Who, but this is an extra special treat.
"And it's not just a cameo from David.
"This is a full-on appearance for the Doctor as he and Sarah Jane face their biggest threat ever."
EW: What do you think about this Buffy movie they're making without you?For fans of Buffy there is some good news and some very bad news, the good news is THR are reporting that a 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' film is in the works and & coming to the big screen, unfortunately the bad news is Joss Whedon will not be involved and it will be a remake of the film not the hit cult TV show.
JOSS WHEDON: I hope it's cool.
The new incarnation of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" will not have any input from creator Joss Whedon and it's not set up at a studio, but Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment are working with original movie director Fran Rubel Kuzui and her husband, Kaz Kuzui, on what is being labeled a remake or relaunch, but not a sequel or prequel.
Brad Copeland is writing the remake, which is being produced by Mandeville partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.
The 1986 original told the story of a 12-year-old boy who is abducted by an alien spacecraft in 1978 and reappears eight years later, still the same age and with no memory of what happened. NASA scientists discover a connection between the boy and a downed spacecraft and try to exploit the boy, who ultimately escapes with the ship and attempts to reunite with his family.
Flight Of The Navigator Trailer
Monday, May 25, 2009
“The White Ribbon” (Michael Haneke, Germany-France-Austria-Italy)
“A Prophet” (Jacques Audiard, France)
Lifetime achievement award
Alain Resnais, “Wild Grass” (France)
Brillante Mendoza (“Kinatay,” France-Philippines)
“Fish Tank” (Andrea Arnold, U.K.), “Thirst” (Park Chan-wook, South Korea-U.S.)
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds” (U.S.-Germany)
Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Antichrist” (Denmark-Germany-France-Sweden-Italy-Poland)
Mei Feng, “Spring Fever” (Hong Kong-France)
UN CERTAIN REGARD JURY AWARDS
“Dogtooth” (Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece)
“Police, Adjective” (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania)
“No One Knows About Persian Cats” (Bahman Ghobadi, Iran), “Father of My Children” (Mia Hansen-Love, France)
OTHER MAIN JURY AWARDS
“Samson and Delilah” (Warwick Thornton)
“Ajami” (Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani, Israel-Germany)
Critics’ Week Grand Prix
“Farewell Gary” (Nassim Amamouche, France)
“The White Ribbon” (Michael Haneke, Germany-Austria-France-Italy)
Un Certain Regard
“Police, Adjective” (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania)
“Amreeka” (Cherien Dabis, Canada-Kuwait-U.S.)
SHORT FILMS JURY PRIZES
“Arena” (Joao Salaviza, Portugal)
“The Six Dollar Fifty Man” (Mark Albiston, Louis Sutherland, New Zealand)
“Baba” (Zuzana Kirchnerova-Spidlova)
“Goodbye” (Song Fang)
“Diploma” (Yaelle Kayam)
“Don’t Step Out of the House” (Jo Sung-hee)
“Looking for Eric” (Ken Loach, U.K.-France-Italy-Belgium-Spain)
PRIX VULCAIN TECHNICAL AWARD
Aitor Berenguer, sound mixer (“Map of the Sounds of Tokyo,” Spain)
Sunday, May 24, 2009
In an interview with BBC's Newsbeat he was asked:
Do you have plans to make an I'm Alan Partridge movie?An Alan partridge film has long been expected since the tv series finished, two years ago details of a film plot emerged in which Partridge’s latest attempt at a comeback would be thwarted when Middle Eastern terrorists storm the BBC offices.
Yeah, we are planning on making a movie. We're talking at the moment. What it is we're not quite sure. But yes, there are plans afoot to make a film.
Have you got a storyline yet?
We have but I'm not going to tell you what it is.
What about the original cast members?
Some of them, hopefully. We'll see. I've got to sit down and decide what it is yet. People who like the TV series won't be disappointed.
Are you worried about making Alan Partridge funny in a feature-length film rather than just in a normal half-hour TV show?
That's a very good point. That's just something you need to be aware of. You need to be aware of that and it might mean you readdress the character, make him slightly more subtle or build up to it in a different way. But that's certainly something that's going to be on our minds but I think Alan is complex enough to sustain something longer.
Armando Iannucci (In The Loop), who Co-created Partridge, said back in 2005 he did not want to be involved in any Alan Partridge movie:
"Steve wants to do an Alan Partridge film, but I couldn't bear to go through that again. For me, the idea of spending two more years in a room with that voice is more than I can take."Alan Partridge Talking To Irish Television Producers
Friday, May 22, 2009
“He (Tarantino) called me from Cannes to explain that my scenes had to be cut to ensure the film’s length. I really thought it was no big deal,” Cheung told reporters as she and her boyfriend Ole Scheeren showed up at an art event in Hong Kong.
“It’s quite common for actors,” Cheung added.
‘We have started work on the new film, which I can’t say anything about. Daniel Craig is very keen to get going.’
‘I would love to get Duffy to sing the next tune,’ he said. ‘I think she is wonderful. Amy Winehouse would be good too.’
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Overture Films and Paramount Vantage have announced that Oscar-winner Michael Moore’s new documentary feature will be released domestically on October 2, 2009. The as-yet-untitled film will explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore has described as "the biggest robbery in the history of this country" – the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.
On this, the 20-year anniversary of his masterpiece Roger & Me, Moore returns to the issue that began his career: the disastrous impact that corporate dominance and out-of-control profit motives have on the lives of Americans and citizens of the world. But this time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors, and the crime scene far wider than Flint, Michigan.
Says Moore: "The wealthy, at some point, decided they didn't have enough wealth. They wanted more -- a lot more. So they systematically set about to fleece the American people out of their hard-earned money. Now, why would they do this? That is what I seek to discover in this movie."
Moore's new documentary, his first since 2007's widely-praised Sicko, was first announced by Overture and Paramount Vantage International in May 2008 at the Cannes Film Festival and production began shortly afterward.
Chris McGurk and Danny Rosett, Overture's CEO and COO respectively, previously worked with Moore when they oversaw the release of Bowling for Columbine at MGM/United Artists.
"Everyone can relate to this subject matter and all have been affected," said McGurk and Rosett. "We think there should be plenty of people interested in hearing Michael's take on how exactly we got here and what we can do to move forward."
John Lesher, President of Paramount Film Group, added, "Michael is a master at capturing the most timely and critical issues shaping our world today. His unique, thought-provoking method of filmmaking is sure to bring dynamic insights into the state of the global economy that will have mass appeal to audiences worldwide."
The release date is a year and a day after the United States Senate voted to hand Wall Street a $700 billion bailout.
Moore has made three of the top six highest-grossing documentaries of all time including Cannes Palme d'Or winner Fahrenheit 9/11, 2008 Academy Award® nominee Sicko, and Bowling for Columbine, the Academy Award® winner for Best Documentary in 2003. His debut film was 1989’s groundbreaking Roger and Me. Moore also created the Emmy-winning TV show, "TV Nation," and the Emmy-nominated show, "The Awful Truth," both of which featured his trademark style of presenting serious documentaries in humorous and engaging ways.
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