3:06 PM 5/17/2013 by Jeff Giles
It's become something of a scapegoat for Hollywood's current love affair with loud, effects-reliant, mostly soulless tentpole pictures, but CGI spectacle isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's only when filmmakers use it to try and distract from under-developed ideas that it ends up feeling hollow; like any tool, it's only as effective as its user allows it to be.
1:08 PM 5/17/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
I may spoil by suggestion, inference, allusion and omission. That still spoiling? Like Harve Bennett before him, J.J. Abrams rebooted Star Trek for Paramount. Both took a loved but semi-popular franchise and had to reimagine it to serve the fair-weather fan and the audience who treated the mythology like a religion.
12:46 PM 5/17/2013 by Logan Falk
We are well on our way into this year’s batch of super-hyped summer releases—this week introduces one of the year’s bigger, more highly-anticipated titles. This week gives us a sequel to one of the greatest nerd franchises of all time—from the mind of J.J. Abrams, a man rapidly gaining esteem in the eyes of geeks everywhere, coming out this week is Star Trek:
11:23 AM 5/17/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Nothing I write could dampen the pleasures of Francis Ha. It’s charming and revelatory, energetic and wry, exuberant and endearing, but it’s also self-loving and bothersome. It gives you two choices: find it delightful or don’t: there is no unique, self-guided option. As frustrating as that conundrum may be, it’s still hard not to take option one.
9:53 PM 5/16/2013 by Binh Ngo
According to Vin Diesel, the seventh Fast & Furious movie will kick off a new trilogy, taking the series in a new direction. The next two movies after 7 have not been given the greenlight, but if the seventh one does well, it won't be too long before we'll be seeing number 8 and 9 in theaters.
7:18 PM 5/16/2013 by Binh Ngo
Legendary action choreographer Yuen Woo Ping is directing the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel, The Weinstein Company announced today. Titled Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II - The Green Destiny, the movie will begin production in March 2014.
5:24 PM 5/16/2013 by Binh Ngo
Johnny Depp has found his co-conspirator in the mob thriller Black Mass, Deadline has learned. Joel Edgerton is joining the movie as FBI agent John Connolly, who helps Depp's Whitey Bulger's Boston gang in clearing out the local competition. Barry Levinson is directing.
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deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company‘s Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters has added the final pieces to its casting puzzle. Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland and Vikings’ Gabriel Bryne will now also be sinking their teeth in the movie based on the books by Richelle Mead. Bryne will play Victor, the head of the Academy while Hyland will play Natalie, Victor’s daughter and the best friend of the lead Rose and Lissa characters. 1 day 2 hours ago via brucelee
darkhorizons.com – Grazeley Film Fund is set to fully finance the comedy "Killing Hasselhoff" for Lotus Pictures, Angelworld and Hoff Productions. The story follows a man trying to win money in a celebrity death pool who hires a hitman to kill former "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff. Peter Hoare penned the script. Hasselhoff and "Baywatch" producers Michele and Michael Berk are re-teaming for the project which also stars Jon Lovitz as Hasselhoff's agent. 1 day 3 hours ago via jackiechan
variety.com – Alanis Morissette and Shannyn Sossamon have been cast in “The Price of Desire,” a new romantic period drama based on the life of architect Eileen Gray that’s getting a little extra help from Kickstarter – but in an unexpected way. Sossamon will play Gray, who falls in love with the famous Swiss/French architect Le Corbusier,... 1 day 4 hours ago via theothersenhman
deadline.com – Myriad Pictures has tapped Richard Loncraine to direct Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton in Life Itself, a comedy based on the Jill Ciment novel Heroic Measures. Charlie Peters wrote the screenplay, about a long-married NY couple who find themselves swept into an emotional and comical real estate bidding war when they put their beloved downtown apartment on the market — and must come to terms with the possibility of moving from the home where they have spent most of their adult lives. 1 day 6 hours ago via jetli
'The Walking Dead' Alum Jon Bernthal in Negotiations to Join Brad Pitt in David Ayer's 'Fury' (Exclusive)
thewrap.com – "The Walking Dead" alum Jon Bernthal is in negotiations to star opposite Brad Pitt in David Ayer's "Fury," which Sony is onboard to distribute. The WWII movie follows the commander of a Sherman tank and its five-man crew on a mission behind enemy lines in April 1945 as Nazi Germany collapses. 1 day 19 hours ago via jackiechan
comingsoon.net – We have release dates for Ubisoft's anticipated video game movie Assassin's Creed , starring Michael Fassbender, as well as the next movies from director Ridley Scott-- Exodus , which tells the story of Moses--and Jason Reitman, the adaptation of Joyce Maynard's Labor Day , starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. 1 day 19 hours ago via jetli
deadline.com – Another Jason Reitman movie is getting prime awards-season placement. Paramount said the Juno and Up In The Air director’s latest, Labor Day, will open in limited release December 25 this year before expanding January 10 and going wide January 31. Tobey Maguire, Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, J.K. Simmons, James Van Der Beek, Brooke Smith, Gattlin Griffith, and Brighid Fleming star. 1 day 20 hours ago via jetli