Archive for June 20, 2012
A biopic about jazz musician Miles Davis has been on Hollywood’s to-do list for a while now. Last fall, director George Tillman Jr. (Notorious) was tapped to bring Davis’ story to the big screen. However, not too long thereafter, word got out that Don Cheadle was developing his own project, based on the highly-influential trumpeter/composer’s life.
In a recent interview, the heads of the Miles Davis Estate – his son Erin Davis and nephew Vince Wilburn Jr. – revealed that they are actively pushing for Cheadle’s Davis biopic to happen. Furthermore, the duo are now saying that Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) is onboard to direct Cheadle in the film.
The aforementioned Wall Street Journal interview with E. Davis and Wilburn (tip of the hat to Shadow and Act) marks the first indication that Cheadle ...
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Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming blockbuster monster movie Pacific Rim has been snagging the attention of film geeks ever since the Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth director first announced it. From the onset, the project sounded like a bold attempt to make something akin to the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion as a live-action, blockbuster film. No pressure there.
A recent official synopsis has conveyed an even deeper plot, involving an odd-pair of pilots – played by Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam and Babel star Rinko Kikuchi – who must use a mind-melding device to co-pilot a giant robot, used to defend humanity against giant monsters that begin to invade the planet.
That all sounds epic enough in concept, but Guillermo del Toro recently described battle scenes from the ...
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Director Joe Wright and actress Keira Knightley’s previous collaborations (Pride & Prejudice and Atonement) were certainly beautiful films, in terms of production values and visual style. However, the duo appear to have outdone themselves with their latest period drama adaptation, Anna Karenina.
Oscar-winning screenwriter/playwright Tom Stoppard (Brazil, Shakespeare in Love) penned the script for Wright’s take on Leo Tolstoy’s 19th century novel – which is widely considered a crowning achievement in literary realism. The film’s cast isn’t exactly shabby either, including, Knightley, Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes), Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), Kelly Macdonald (Brave), Matthew Macfadyen (Pride & Prejudice), Ruth Wilson (Luther), Emily Watson (War Horse), and Olivia Williams (Hanna), among other celebrated actors and actresses.
Wright’s Anna Karenina retains ...
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It’s almost time for The Amazing Spider-Man to hit theaters, and the film has a LOT to prove – both as a worthwhile reboot of a franchise that’s only a decade old, and as the middle child of the summer 2012 superhero movie trifecta (which includes The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises on either side of Spidey).
First reviews of The Amazing Spider-Man have emerged online, giving the world its first sense of how critics feel about director Marc Webb’s contemporary vision of Peter Parker and his alter-ego, the web-slinging Spider-Man. In addition to the reviews, we have some clips, TV Spots and featurettes for the film.
Below you’ll find some quotes from some early reviews of Amazing Spider-Man - which are mostly ...
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GTI, which has a production deal with Refn, is currently producing two of his upcoming films – including the crime thriller Only God Forgives, which reunites the Drive director with star Ryan Gosling. Looking to do more than just produce films, GTI wants take film directors and expand their profile by presenting them with unique properties to develop across other mediums; to that end, the company is currently producing Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal for NBC.
Based on the cult comic from Jean-Claude Forest, Barbarella tells the story of a femme fatale who travels from planet to planet having galactic battles and adventures. Forest’s character was most memorably portrayed by Jane Fonda in Roger ...
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