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Reply #15 on: February 23, 2019, 05:09:58 AM
Yorgos Lanthimos to Adapt and Direct Jim Thompson’s ‘Pop. 1280’
via The Playlist

Those looking for more trademark nastiness from Yorgos Lanthimos may not have to wait long. The director of Oscar-nominated “The Favourite” will next tackle an adaptation of Jim Thompson‘s “Pop. 1280.” Lanthimos will write the script, direct, and produce alongside Imperative Entertainment and Element Pictures, in association with Discovery Productions.

Lanthimos has been a fan of the novel for a while, and the plot description from the book’s publisher makes it clear why this is right up the filmmaker’s dark alley:

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"Nick Corey is a terrible sheriff on purpose. He doesn’t solve problems, enforce rules or arrest criminals. He knows that nobody in tiny Potts County actually wants to follow the law and he is perfectly content lazing about, eating five meals a day, and sleeping with all the eligible women.

Still, Nick has some very complex problems to deal with. Two local pimps have been sassing him, ruining his already tattered reputation. His girlfriend Rose is being terrorized by her husband. And then, there’s his wife and her brother Lenny who won’t stop troubling Nick’s already stressed mind. Are they a little too close for a brother and a sister?

With an election coming up, Nick needs to fix his problems and fast. Because the one thing Nick does know is that he will do anything to stay sheriff. Because, as it turns out, Sheriff Nick Corey is not nearly as dumb as he seems.
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This is the novel’s second time making it to the screen, previously in 1981 with Bertrand Tavernier‘s French film “Coup de Torchon.” Back in 2012, Andrew Dominik was attached to direct his own adaptation of the novel, which would’ve starred Woody Harrelson and Leonardo DiCaprio. There’s no word yet on who star this time around.


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Reply #16 on: July 10, 2019, 11:40:10 PM
September 3, 2019

Kino is reissuing Dogtooth (2009), and Alps (2011) is coming to blu-ray for the first time



In an effort to protect their three children from the corrupting influence of the outside world, a Greek couple transforms their home into a gated compound of cultural deprivation and strict rules of behavior. But children cannot remain innocent forever. When the father brings home a young woman to satisfy his son's sexual urges, the family's engineered "reality" begins to crumble, with devastating consequences.





A group of people start a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process.


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Reply #17 on: August 09, 2019, 04:50:02 PM
12 minutes, premiered today at Locarno



A professional cellist has an encounter with a stranger on the subway which has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life. Returning to the short film with Nimic, Yorgos Lanthimos proposes a refined and lighter version of his disturbing fantasy, preferring to outline the character or more broadly the personality rather than dystopia.



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Reply #18 on: November 20, 2019, 10:45:39 PM
Yorgos Lanthimos To Direct & Produce ‘The Man In The Rockefeller Suit’ Limited Series In Works At Searchlight TV
via Deadline

The Favourite and The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos is set to direct and executive produce an adaptation of The Man In The Rockefeller Suit based on Mark Seal’s New York Times bestselling non-fiction book, which is being developed as a limited series at Searchlight Television. Donald De Line and Element Pictures will exec produce with Lanthimos.

Written by David Gilbert, based on the book The Man In The Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor, the limited series adaptation tells the true story of Clark Rockefeller, a gregarious, successful, and mysterious descendant of the Rockefeller clan. When his wife Sandra begins to suspect that Clark isn’t who he says he is, his decades-long web of deception slowly begins to unravel.

This reunites Fox Searchlight and Lanthimos following their collaboration on The Favourite, which earlier this year was nominated for 10 Oscars, including best picture and director for Lanthimos, winning best lead actress for Olivia Colman.

The Man in the Rockefeller Suit adaptation, produced by De Line , was initially in development at Fox Searchlight as a feature written by David Bar Katz, with Benedict Cumberbatch at one point loosely attached to play the lead and Pablo Trapero before that attached to direct.

In TV, the case was the subject of the 2010 Lifetime movie Who Is Clark Rockefeller?, in which Rockefeller was played by Eric McCormack. Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter is an imposter who conned his way into various jobs on Wall Street — as well as a marriage — posing as a member of the Rockefeller family, until his past finally caught up with him.

Fox Searchlight Pictures launched Searchlight Television in 2018. This past spring, the studio landed its first series order at Hulu for The Dropout, a limited series starring and executive produced by Kate McKinnon based on ABC News/ABC Radio’s podcast about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos. The division also has projects in development at FX and Apple.



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Reply #19 on: December 17, 2019, 09:43:13 AM
Yorgos Lanthimos in Talks to Direct Gothic Western 'The Hawkline Monster'
via The Hollywood Reporter

Hal Ashby and Tim Burton previously took runs at trying to mount an adaptation of the novel by Richard Brautigan.

Yorgos Lanthimos, the filmmaker behind the acclaimed period drama  The Favourite , is in negotiations to direct New Regency’s adaptation of the novel The Hawkline Monster.

Roy Lee, one of the producers behind the horror hit  It ; Andrew Trapani (Winchester ); and Steven Schneider, who last worked on Glass and Pet Sematary , are producing the Gothic Western pic. Lanthimos will also produce with Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures, the shingle behind Lanthimos' films The Killing of a Sacred Deer and The Lobster.

The move kicks the decades-in-the-making project into a higher gear after Regency picked it up in June when it made a deal with the estates of both the author, Richard Brautigan, and filmmaker Hal Ashby (Being There).

Ashby spent over a decade trying to mount Hawkline Monster in the 1970s and 1980s but sparred with Brautigan over the script, even as he had Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman, and later Jeff and Beau Bridges, on board for the two-hander.

The book, first published in 1974, tells of two unlikely hero gunslingers hired by a 15-year-old girl named Magic Child to kill the monster that lives in ice caves under the basement of a house inhabited by a young woman named Miss Hawkline. What follows is a unique adventure where there is more to Magic Child, Miss Hawkline and the house than meets the eye.

After Ashby died in 1988, Tim Burton also tried to tackle the adaptation, this time for Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson, but that, too, got lost along the project’s long trail. If anything, it does show the project continues to attract top directing and acting talent.

Lanthimos continues that lineage and is also a director who draws acclaimed actors into his efforts. The Favourite starred Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, and earned Lanthimos a best director Oscar nomination as well as one for best picture. (The movie itself was nominated for 10 Oscars and won one.) The Killing of a Sacred Deer starred Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman.

(And with Hawkline Monster being unearthed anew by Hollywood, Brautigan's other novels are now being looked at as well.)

Ianthe Brautigan and Paul Swensen will executive produce the pic. Natalie Lehmann will oversee for New Regency.

Lanthimos is repped by CAA, Ilene Feldman Management and U.K.'s Sayle Screen.


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Reply #20 on: January 10, 2020, 05:09:03 PM
March 3, 2020

Kinetta (2005) is coming to blu-ray from Kino



Kinetta is the perversely fascinating second feature by Yorgos Lanthimos, who would later go on to international renown with Dogtooth, Alps, and The Favourite. A detective, a photo shop clerk, and a chambermaid stage re-enactments of the murders by a local serial killer. What at first seems to be an investigative experiment turns out to be more of an exploration into the depths of their own psychosexual obsessions.


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Reply #21 on: April 07, 2020, 02:10:46 AM
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