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First still from Guardians of the Galaxy

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:45 pm 
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Takashi Miike's take on Yotsuya Kaidan is now in post-production.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:26 am 
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Paul Schrader states on his FB profile he begins principal photography for his next film Dying Of The Light on January 27. Irene Jacob is in the cast.


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Peter Bogdanovich is shooting a new movie this spring. It's titled One Lucky Moon and the cast includes Burt Reynolds, Cybil Shepherd, Willie Nelson and Tom Petty. The logline sounds loopy but potentially fun:

Peter Bogdanovich will direct “One Lucky Moon”, a Luck Films venture about a small town that’s outfitted as a Westworld-style amusement park, complete with staged shootouts and bank robberies, but it’s running dangerously low on real money. Attendance has been waning, resources are nearly tapped, and the show is about to lose its main act to Vegas. On top of everything else, the horses are sick. Harry Joe Hart, a Dallas Real Estate Mogul, has his sights set on Willow as the prime location for a massive shopping complex. He holds property titles to the surrounding residential area and knows he can make a killing with the mall, but in order to build it he must first tear down the town of Willow. But how does he get rid of those pesky thespians?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:12 am 
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I hope beyond hope that this is a really bad prank, but they're redoing 1984 as a romance by the director of Like Crazy.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:12 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:48 pm 
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Roger Deakins will not return in Bond 24


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:45 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:22 pm 
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Forthcoming from Werner Herzog: An adaptation of a violent Booker winner, starring, among others, Russell Brand, Pamela Anderson and Mike Tyson. Ample evidence that Herzog means what he says when he opines that "one must not look away" from the vulgarity of mass culture. Here's hoping they won't need to rename this one Worse Lieutenant.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:35 pm 
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Forthcoming from Werner Herzog: An adaptation of a violent Booker winner, starring, among others, Russell Brand, Pamela Anderson and Mike Tyson. Ample evidence that Herzog means what he says when he opines that "one must not look away" from the vulgarity of mass culture. Here's hoping they won't need to rename this one Worse Lieutenant.

Too bad the book is beyond execrable. The laziest, dullest, and loudest satire of American culture imaginable.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:44 pm 
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Ha! That's exactly what the literary blog I first read this in said. Then again, they also noted that bad books sometimes make good movies. And Herzog has never been particularly respectful of any text. Though the listed screenwriter is Andrew Birkin (brother of Jane, uncle of Charlotte Gainsbourg), who adapted and directed the excellent, underrated film of The Cement Garden.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:31 am 
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Fairly old news now, but in case you missed it, Colin Farrel and Rachel Weisz have been cast in Yorgos Lanthimos' new project, The Lobster. Great, so my favorite young director casts perhaps my least favorite male actor.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:16 pm 
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Edward Norton's film adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn will finally go into production later this year.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:12 pm 
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Julianne Moore plays Ellen Page's lover, oh my


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:35 pm 
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David Fincher may direct Aaron Sorkin's three-scene Steve Jobs screenplay


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:54 pm 
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Jack Black to star [as R.L. Stine?] in very meta in-production Goosebumps movie

Not that I can think of anyone on this forum who might be remotely interested by this news...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:33 am 
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Ringo Lam is back in what is the first of two potential movies, and the as-of-now secretive project has a title (in Chinese, at least).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3602278/reference
http://www.filmbiz.asia/news/ringo-lam-to-direct-new-action-film

Along with John Woo and Tsui Hark considering teaming up again and, based on Woo's nostalgic comments, possibly making another "Heroic Bloodshed" film, it's beginning to feel like '89 in here.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:23 pm 
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Wow! What has Ringo Lam been doing for the last 10 years?

I actually liked his section of Triangle the most of the three--it seemed like a sneak-peek at a kind of masterful, mature Ringo. But when no films were forthcoming, it felt as if that what seemed to be an increased subtlety in his filmic style was never going to get further explored. Hopefully now we get to see some of that.

Has Ringo been directing TV? Commercials?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:19 pm 
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It seems Phantasm V has been shot


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:17 pm 

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dwk wrote:

Holy moly! Never thought this would happen; the surprising news has easily been the highlight of my day. The original is a huge cult favorite of mine [I even like the fourth one, and the second one isn't terrible either (although the third one certainly is)]. I've long been hoping for a proper conclusion to the series... Let's hope this turns out to be the case.

Edit: Upon some further research, it seems that Coscarelli did not direct nor write this sequel (although he does have some involvement). An epic buzz kill, if you ask me...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:03 pm 
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Has Ringo been directing TV? Commercials?

I don't think he's been involved in filmmaking at all. He seems to be one of the last of his pre-'97 peers in refusing to make Mainland co-productions. The recent revival of genuine Hong Kong productions probably goes a long way in explaining why he chose to do this now, although he's supposedly been planning projects and working on screenplays since at least 2011.

The thing about Lam is that while, yes, he did a couple of questionable Van Damme films, people forget that he still worked in Hong Kong and made a few films among his best, so its never been a case of him losing his touch. It's also easy to overlook that he is the exact same age as Johnnie To (who's a close friend), which kind of makes you wonder what decade Lam could have had during the naughts had he been working steadily.

Now if only Kirk Wong could get a project off the ground...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:45 am 
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My favorite of Lam's films is Victim, which does come right in there during the Van Damme era. The interest in a morbid past that worked in uncanny ways upon a contemporary situation was something Ringo carried over from this film into Triangle. If anything, these films felt like a development of greater subtlety and sophistication on Ringo's part. To me that made his decade MIA more unexpected and odd.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:30 am 
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Steven Spielberg to direct adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG, as well as Tom Hanks spy thriller, hopefully leaving Roboapocalypse to die once and for all


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Jeff Nichols' New Film 'Midnight Special' Set to Open November 2015


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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 8:19 pm 
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"Hitchcock/Truffaut" This looks pretty awesome!!!!!!!!!


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