Harmony Korine Wants To Present ‘The Beach Bum’ In Odorama
Originally planned to start shooting in July, cameras are still waiting to get rolling on Harmony Korine‘s next film, “The Beach Bum.” The project has Matthew McConaughey lined up to star in the stoner comedy that will follow the misadventures of the rebellious and lovable rogue Moondog. Previously, the director has described the movie as “a cross between a Cheech and Chong movie and that movie ‘Scarecrow,’ ” but it looks like he has one more element up his sleeve to make it truly special.
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘The Sinner’ Ep Antonio Campos Tapped To Write & Direct ‘Splitfoot’ Horror Film Based On New Yorker Article
Exclusive: Antonio Campos (Afterschool) has signed on to rewrite and direct the upcoming horror film, Splitfoot (fka Voices Through the Trumpet), based on a 1936 article in The New Yorker about the first documented haunted house, written by journalist and bestselling author Carl Carmer. It follows the true story of a deeply damaged New Yorker reporter who, in the 1930s, travels upstate to the remote town of Lilydale, NY, the mecca of American spirituality, a place where a… »
Cher Joins ‘Mamma Mia!’ Sequel ‘Here We Go Again’
Cher has joined Universal’s “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!” The multi-hyphenate hinted at her appearance in the movie over the weekend in a tweet and Variety has confirmed that she has been cast in the film.
— Cher (@cher) October 15, 2017
Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, and Christine Baranski are returning, with Ol Parker writing and directing. The film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present. Lily James will play the role of Young Donna. Young versions of Rosie and Tanya will be portrayed by Alexa Davies and Jessica Keenan Wynn, respectively. Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine, while Young Bill is Josh Dylan and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner.
- Justin Kroll
‘Veep’ Actor Reid Scott in Talks to Join Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’ (Exclusive)
Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”), Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”), and Kelly Marcel will write the script for “Venom.” Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the movie, along with Amy Pascal. Palak Patel and Eric Fineman are overseeing the project for Columbia Pictures.
The studio has made it clear that Spider-Man will not be in these standalone films, but has left the door open for Venom to possibly appear in other “Spider-Man”-related movies. “Venom” hits theaters on Oct. 5, 2018.
Since its inception in 1988, the alien symbiote Venom has been one of “Spider-Man’s” most popular characters, making the film a top priority for Sony. The villain made his first big-screen appearance in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 3,” where »
- Justin Kroll
Paramount Horror Movie 'Eli' Gets January 2019 Release Date
Paramount is kicking off 2019 with Eli.
The studio announced on Monday that the horror movie will get a wide release on Jan. 4, 2019. The film from Sinister 2 director Ciaran Foy tells the story of a secluded clinic, where a boy with a rare disease is being treated. Soon, the clinic becomes a haunted prison without a way out. In addition to Eli, Foy is writing and directing the upcoming project The Shee for Blumhouse.
David Chirchirillo penned the script for Eli, which made the 2015 Black List. Screenwriters Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, known for their 2016 supernatrural horror film The Autopsy of Jane Doe, revised »
- Ashley Lee,Aaron Couch
‘Blade Runner’ Nears $100M Offshore, Has Soft Korea Open; ‘Kingsman’ Closes In On $200M – International Box Office
Update, Writethru: Alcon/Sony's Blade Runner 2049 leads studio movies abroad this session, although it again has butted heads with Chinese comedy success Never Say Die coming in slightly ahead to win the international box office weekend. BR2049 grossed a Sony estimated $29.3M in 64 markets this session, taking its overseas total to $98M. Tied in with domestic, that brings the worldwide cume to $158.6M through two frames. Holds were very solid in some markets on the sequel… »
‘The New Mutants’ Will Be the First in a Trilogy of X-Men Horror Movies
The New Mutants director Josh Boone is nothing if not efficient, beginning production for his X-Men spin-off film earlier this summer, releasing a trailer last week, and now revealing that the horror-inspired superhero movie is the first in a planned trilogy. In the superhero genre, where films are planned years in advance, this is nothing new. But Boone’s […]
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- Hoai-Tran Bui
David Fincher Says There’s Not Much “Sustenance” Working For Marvel
Marvel‘s massive machine may be dominating the multiplex and growing like crazy on the small screen, but no one would call the efforts high art. While Kevin Feige has certainly done a tremendous job rounding up top-tier talent for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are no illusions that the movies are anything more than well-executed, but still largely disposable, entertainment. But David Fincher sees hope on television for those who want to do something richer, without having to serve a blockbuster machine.
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- Kevin Jagernauth
Netflix Wins Bidding War for ‘Power,’ White Hot Spec Script (Exclusive)
Netflix has swooped in and nabbed “Power,” a spec script from Mattson Tomlin that was drawing a lot of interest and bids from multiple studios.
Details of the project are being kept under wraps, as is the sale’s price, but this was a hot one. “Power” is a sci-fi thriller and will be directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. The pair are long-time collaborators. They recently partnered on 2016’s “Nerve,” a thriller with James Franco and Emma Roberts that was a sleeper hit for Lionsgate. They also directed “Viral,” a twisty horror movie about a deadly contagion that came out the same year.
Joost and Schulman got their start with “Catfish,” a 2010 documentary about a young man whose internet romance takes an unexpected turn. The film was later turned into an MTV series of the same name. In addition, the pair directed “Paranormal Activity 3” and “Paranormal Activity 4.”
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- Brent Lang
‘Icarus,’ ‘LA 92’ Among Initial IDA Documentary Awards Nominees
The International Documentary Assn. has announced its initial round of nominees for the 33rd annual IDA Documentary Awards.
Nominations for best feature and short, along with awards for creative recognition, will be announced on Nov. 1.
The 33rd annual IDA Documentary Awards will take place on Dec. 9.
Pare Lorentz Award
“Watani: My Homeland” (Recipient)
Director: Marcel Mettelsiefen
“Intent to Destroy” (Special Mention)
Director: Joe Berlinger
ABC News VideoSource Award »
- Kristopher Tapley
Hollywood Film Awards to Honor 'Coco,' 'Mudbound'
The honors will be handed out Nov. 5 at a ceremony hosted by James Corden at the Beverly Hilton.
Disney-Pixar's Coco, directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, stars Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt in a story about a boy who, inspired by his idol, the late, great musician Ernesto de la Cruz, sets off on an adventure of music and mystery, resulting in the most unusual family reunion.
- Kimberly Nordyke
Luca Guadagnino Planning ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel For 2020
Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy is famous for checking in on the relationship between Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) every 9 years, and Elio and Oliver from “Call Me By Your Name” will operate similarly on the big screen if Luca Guadagnino has his way. ScreenDaily reports that the Italian filmmaker is planning a sequel to his Sundance darling in which the movie will pick up with the characters three years later. Similar to the “Before” trilogy, actors Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer will match the ages of their characters.
“I want to do a sequel because Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel – they are all gems,” Guadagnino said during the BFI London Film Festival. “The texture we built together is very consistent. We created a place in which you believe in the world before them. They are young but they are growing up. »
- Zack Sharf
Guillermo del Toro Is Making a Documentary About Michael Mann, Which We Hope Will Be Called ‘Mann’s Labyrinth’
While presenting the new director’s cut of “Heat” at the Lumière Film Festival, Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux made an announcement sure to please cinephiles: Guillermo del Toro is making a documentary about Michael Mann. That’s enough to make films about well-known auteurs a trend, what with Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s “De Palma” and Susan Lacy’s “Spielberg.”
No other information is available as of yet, though the news is in keeping with del Toro’s habit of pursuing as many different movies as possible. (His list of unrealized projects is longer than his actual filmography, with everything from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “The Hobbit” to “At the Mountains of Madness” and “Silent Hills” leaving fans to wonder “what if?” forever.)
Del Toro has sung the “Collateral,” “The Last of the Mohicans,” and “Blackhat” director’s praises on Twitter, calling “Heat” both “a film that is part of the lexicon of the medium” and “a stark Western set in a hyperreal LA.”
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) December 20, 2015
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- Michael Nordine
Producers Guild Votes Unanimously to Terminate Harvey Weinstein’s Membership
Harvey Weinstein’s membership to the Producers Guild of America is on track for termination. “This morning, the PGA’s National Board of Directors and Officers decided by unanimous vote to institute termination proceedings concerning Harvey Weinstein’s membership,” the guild said in a statement. Guild leadership met Monday in an emergency session originally called for Saturday, following two explosive reports of sexual misconduct by Weinstein including multiple allegations of rape. Also Read: The Weinstein Company in Sale Talks With Colony Capital, Gets Emergency Cash Infusion “As required by the PGA’s Constitution, Mr. Weinstein will be given the opportunity »
- Matt Donnelly
African American Film Critics Assn. Proclaims 2017 ‘Year of the Woman’
For its ninth annual awards program, the African American Film Critics Association has proclaimed 2017 the “year of the woman in cinema.”
“There is no argument that women have made a bold step forward this year in Hollywood,” said Aafca president Gil Robertson. “The evidence demonstrated during the past year speaks for itself both in terms of box office and critical recognition by women, and we predict that there will be continued momentum going forward. We are also pleased that African American women are a part of this progress and are taking advantage of increased opportunities to make their cinematic imprint.”
Filmmakers like Dee Rees and Ava DuVernay have already made considerable waves this year. Netflix acquired Rees’ “Mudbound” out of Sundance for $12.5 million and set it on a crash course for Oscar season, while DuVernay’s “13th” (also a Netflix title) picked up an Oscar nomination and an Emmy this year.
“Women wrote, produced, »
- Taryn Nobil
Academy’s Third Annual Careers in Film Summit Inspires Young Creatives
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hosted its third annual careers in film summit on Saturday in Beverly Hills in an effort to inspire and educate the next generation of filmmakers.
“It is the beginning for a lot of dreams and clarity for students; today is both a reality check and a day of inspiration,” Randy Haberkamp, the managing director of preservation and foundation programs for the Academy, told Variety.
“The important part is seeing audience reactions and hearing the buzz of their ideas in the hall,” he went on, smiling. “To see people sitting all day with stars in their eyes it makes you stop thinking about bad news and start thinking about possibilities.”
Haberkamp acknowledged the current tension in Hollywood regarding Harvey Weinstein and said that in times like these, stories are necessary “to measure whether we feel we’re being true to ourselves or whether we’re challenging ourselves.” He continued, »
- Taryn Nobil
Netflix Wants to Release 80 Original Movies in 2018
The reigning streaming giant is looking to get even bigger. During Netflix's third-quarter investors interview, chief content officer Ted Sarandos revealed that they're looking to achieve the kind of success they've found in television programming by upping their cinematic content in a big way. How big? According to Sarandos, Netflix plans to release around 80 original films in 2018. (h/t: Variety) The streaming service is coming off a big Q3 win, growing its subscriber base by 5.3 million new members during the quarter; 850,000 members in the U.S. and 4.45 million … »
- Haleigh Foutch
Netflix Plans 80 Movies In 2018, Up From Eight In Current Quarter; “People Will Start Seeing The Potential”
Aiming for a level of output not seen since the two-reeler silent movie days, Netflix plans to put out a new original movie on average every four and a half days in 2018, for an eye-popping total of 80 releases, content chief Ted Sarandos said after today’s release of third-quarter earnings. That level compares with eight in the quarter that ended September 30, Sarandos said. His brief comments came during a 40-minute video conversation between a single analysts and the… »
Cher Dances Her Way Into ‘Mamma Mia!’ Sequel
The Abba movie musical sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! has added the legendary Cher to the cast. The Oscar-winning actress has been posting tweets teasing her involvement in the film. Details about her role have been kept under wraps, but the single-named icon took to Twitter to post lyrics to Abba’s “Fernando” and tweeted “Just went through two dance numbers. Everyone’s great” leading us to believe that she was rehearsing for the Ol Parker-directed Universal movie… »
‘Better Call Saul’s Michael Mando Joins Jesse Eisenberg In ‘The Hummingbird Project’
Exclusive: Michael Mando, currently part of the main cast for AMC’s Better Call Saul, has been cast in Kim Nguyen’s drama, The Hummingbird Project, along with previously announced Jesse Eisenberg, Salma Hayek, and Alexander Skarsgard. The film follows New York native cousin, Vincent and Anton, who are players in the high-stakes game of High Frequency Trading, with a dream to build a fiber-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. Nguyen… »
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