Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10
The Grapevine / Re: You Were Never Really Here
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on May 19, 2017, 09:18:00 AM »
I honestly thought this was a sequel to I'm Still Here.
News and Theory / Re: Assorted movie news
« Last post by Lottery on May 19, 2017, 08:38:49 AM »
That's for the Baywatch reboot, right?
The Grapevine / The Killing of a Sacred Deer
« Last post by wilder on May 19, 2017, 05:37:43 AM »

A teenager's attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family takes an unexpected turn.

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou
Starring Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Colin Farrell
Release Date - TBD

The Grapevine / You Were Never Really Here
« Last post by wilder on May 19, 2017, 05:32:10 AM »

A war veteran's attempt to save a young girl from a sex trafficking ring goes horribly wrong.

Directed by Lynne Ramsay
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Alessandro Nivola
Release Date - TBD

The Director's Chair / Re: Ingmar Bergman
« Last post by wilder on May 18, 2017, 06:00:22 PM »
Match Factory launches ambitious Bergman centenary project

EXCLUSIVE: The documentary will be available as a feature film or a TV series.

July 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Swedish auteur (14 July 1918) Ingmar Bergman, director of such classics as The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries, and the centenary is being marked with events, films and TV dramas.

In Cannes, The Match Factory is starting pre-sales on Bergman, a hugely ambitious Ingmar Bergman documentary conceived as a feature film and four-part TV series.

The project is billed as one the most comprehensive documentaries ever to explore the life of the director, whose work has influenced everyone from Woody Allen to Martin Scorsese and David Lynch. Produced by B-Reel Films in Sweden, the film is a co-production with Sveriges Television, Svensk Filmindustri, Motlys, Reel Ventures, Nordsvensk Filmunderhallning, Gotlands Filmfond, Film Capital Stockholm, and is directed by Jane Magnusson.

Bergman will look in detail at the legendary director’s career - with a special focus on his immensely productive period in 1957 - in his own words and those of his friends, colleagues and lovers. “It’s a challenging project, since we have the highest ambition and want to create a film that is both visually and dramatically on the same artistic level as the work of our subject matter,” says producer Mattias Nohrborg.

The film will be available in two formats: as a feature film and mini-series (4 x 1 hour). The promo is available to be seen at The Match Factory’s Cannes office.
The Director's Chair / Re: Terry Zwigoff
« Last post by wilder on May 18, 2017, 05:32:00 PM »
‘Ghost World’ Director Terry Zwigoff Runs Down All The Films He Couldn’t Get Made
via The Playlist

Terry Zwigoff hasn’t always had the best relationship with Hollywood. His films tend to be prickly human portraits (“Crumb,” “Ghost World“) that don’t make for easy marketing, and the biggest commercial film of his career, “Bad Santa,” saw him enter a heated battle with the Weinsteins, who wanted to soften its sharper edges (read our candid interview with Zwigoff for all the juicy details). After he flopped with 2006’s “Art School Confidential,” Zwigoff hasn’t made a feature film since, but it’s certainly not for lack of trying. In fact, it sounds like he’s had one movie after another fall apart.

Speaking with Vanity Fair, the filmmaker runs down the list of projects that nearly got made or just couldn’t get the pieces in place, and it’s all a bit staggering. Some of these we would’ve really loved to see. Here’s what he had to say:

Quote from: Terry Zwigoff
It’s been very difficult for all filmmakers trying to make small- or medium-budget movies. It started in 2007 — the housing bubble, the subprime mortgage crisis. The Hollywood business model shifted. They weren’t interested in making a modest amount of money, like $10 million. They wanted to make a billion.

So you can shoot your movie on your iPhone, or you can be one of the 10 guys making a Marvel film. I don’t have any interest in that, nor would I know how to do it. But what have I been doing? Am I pacing the house? Waiting for the mail? I’ve taken on whatever writing or development jobs I can that allow me to stay in San Francisco.

For instance, I was contacted by Johnny Depp, who was interested in adapting a book called ‘Happy Life.’ It was about a guy who visits an old folks’ home and falls in love with an older woman. I saw it as an opportunity to write for Jeanne Moreau. I worked on it with Jerry Stahl. We met in L.A. at Depp’s suggestion, and we both were like, “I don’t know about this — but gee, it’s a lot of money, okay.”

There was another project called ‘The $40,000 Man‘ all set up at New Line, and then [sighs] they had a regime change once I turned my script in. Then I had a deal to adapt a book by Elmore Leonard. I was sent it by his granddaughter. This was around 2010; the book was called ‘Maximum Bob‘….We had the deal, we had financing, we started adapting. Then we get a call: “Hang on, we just found out there was a short-lived TV show, and we can’t separate the rights.” [Laughs.]

Then there was something called ‘Edward Ford‘ [written by Lem Dobbs], something of a legendary script. It had the reputation of being the greatest script ever, which I don’t quite agree with, but I liked it very much. We had Michael Shannon attached to play the lead, then the money fell through. But it was such an uncommercial script, I sorta attached myself to it knowing it would never be made.

By the way, that’s not all. Other pictures at one time brewing for Zwigoff included “Lost Melody” starring Nicolas Cage, and “Justice For Al” starring Fred Armisen. But it’s not all bad news for the director: he’s currently got a show in Amazon‘s pilot season, “Budding Prospects,” and should it make the cut, we’ll be seeing a lot more from him.
The Grapevine / Loveless
« Last post by wilder on May 18, 2017, 04:35:43 PM »

In LOVELESS, Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears.

Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
Written by Oleg Negin
Release Date - TBD
News and Theory / Re: Assorted movie news
« Last post by jenkins on May 18, 2017, 01:00:14 PM »
this has been installed on Hollywood Blvd and now you know

The Grapevine / Re: Okja
« Last post by Drenk on May 18, 2017, 03:48:44 AM »
It's a shame we won't see it in a big screen.
The Grapevine / Re: Okja
« Last post by Lottery on May 18, 2017, 12:09:35 AM »
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10
DMCA & Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy