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A new motion poster has arrived online for Shane Black’s upcoming reboot/sequel The Predator providing a better look at the one sheet that was revealed earlier this month at the London Brand Licensing Expo; check it out here…
The Predator is currently set for release on August 3rd, 2018 release and features a cast that includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Augusto Aguilera (The Fifth Man), Jacob Tremblay (Room) Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People v. O.J. Simpson), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica) and Jake Busey (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series). »
- Amie Cranswick
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer, poster and photos for 12 Strong, which sheds some new light on the aftermath of 9/11. On September 11, 2001, the world watched in terror. On September 12, 2001, they volunteered to fight. Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Nocturnal Animals) star in 12 Strong, a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers, it is a story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.
12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Negahban) to join forces with »
January has become a destination for opening Afghanistan War dramas, from the nationwide expansions of “American Sniper” and “Lone Survivor” to the release of Michael Bay’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” “12 Strong” will join the club next year. The film, formerly titled “Horse Soldiers,” is based on Doug Stanton’s non-fiction book of same name and stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, and “Moonlight” breakout Trevante Rhodes.
Read More:Why Chris Hemsworth Wants to Move Beyond Action Movies
“12 Strong” is set in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Hemsworth plays Captain Mitch Nelson, who joins other Us Special Forces members on a mission to Afghanistan to fight against the Taliban. The drama marks the directorial debut of Nicolai Fuglsig, who previously worked as a photojournalist covering the Kosovo War. Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the film’s producers.
The war drama opens in theaters on January 19 via Warner Brothers. »
- Zack Sharf
Variety is reporting that Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Danielle MacDonald (Patti Cake$) and Lil Rel Howery (Get Out) have signed on to the cast of the sci-fi film Bird Box, which already has Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich attached.
The film is being directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier (In a Better World) from a script by Eric Heisserer (Arrival), and is based on Josh Malerman’s 2014 novel. It sees Bullock as a mother who along with her two children are part of a small group of survivors after an alien force has driven the world’s population to deadly violence. Together, the three must make their way on a terrifying journey — 20 miles in a rowboat — while blindfolded, with nothing to rely on but the mother’s wits and the children’s trained ears.
- Gary Collinson
When a film is as extraordinary as director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, you suspend disbelief. It becomes impossible not to imagine that its characters, 24-year-old Oliver (Armie Hammer), a doctoral student working for a professor of Greco culture in northern Italy, and 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet), the professor’s son, are not out in the world somewhere. You picture them now the film is over, continuing to live their lives and picking up the pieces after the devastating love affair that brought them together in 1983. For although we have arrived at a moment in cinema history where – at last – there are more remarkable cinematic accounts of homosexual love than ever before (Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight, »
- Kate Kellaway
John Malkovich is also on board.
The story follows a woman and a pair of children who are blindfolded, and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river. Dylan Clark is producing with Chris Morgan and Clayton Townsend. The film was developed by Scott Stuber at Universal, before he moved to Netflix to head its feature film division.
It is unknown which character each actor will be playing.
This is MacDonald’s first major role since her critically acclaimed performance in Sundance pic “Patti Cake$.” She is repped by CAA.
Best known for his role in “Moonlight,” Rhodes can be seen next in Fox’s reboot of “Predator.” Paulson can currently »
- Justin Kroll
Head up to Harlem this fall and land yourself in a possible Oscar contender! “If Beale Street Could Talk,” an upcoming feature film from Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) set in 1970s Harlem, is currently seeking young actors for background roles. African American male and female talent, aged 8–16, are wanted to portray neighborhood kids. The production will shoot Oct. 25 in NYC. Some pay will be provided. Shuffle off to the casting notice and apply directly at Backstage here! Check out Backstage’s kids auditions! Save »
The film, directed by Iron Man 3‘s Shane Black (who also starred in the original Predator alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger as marine Hawkins), is set between Predator 2 and 2010’s Predators. Rather than being set in the jungle once again, The Predator is instead taking place in a suburban area and centered around a young son and his father.
Check out the poster seen at the Expo below…
The Predator is currently set for a February 9th, 2018 release and features a cast that includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Augusto Aguilera (The Fifth Man), Jacob Tremblay (Room) Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People v. O.J. Simpson), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones »
- Ricky Church
In a past episode of channel control, we talked about a show named Castle Rock. This upcoming 10 episode Hulu original series is a psychological thriller anthology and will be based off the fictional town of the Castle Rock, Maine which has been used in numerous Stephen King Novels. The town has been used as the back drop for The Dead Zone, Cujo, Needful Things, and at least 8 other stories by Mr. King. The town has even been mentioned in over 20 stories including Creepshow, The Stand, Gerald’s Game, & 11/22/63.
In the first teaser, we hear multiple voice-overs as the names of books, movies, or characters from his stories are shown on the screen. It ends with a dark map of the North-Eastern Us and the words Castle Rock across the screen. It’s pretty much standard fare for a teaser, which is nothing more than “Hey! We’re making a show. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Bayne)
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s question: In honor of “The Florida Project,” which has just started its platform release across the country, what is the greatest child performance in a film?
Jordan Hoffman (@JHoffman), The Guardian, Vanity Fair
I can agonize over this question or I can go at this Malcolm Gladwell “Blink”-style. My answer is Tatum O’Neal in “Paper Moon.” She’s just so funny and tough, which of course makes the performance all the more heartbreaking. She won the freaking Oscar at age 10 for this and I’d really love to give a more deep cut response, but why screw around? Paper Moon is a perfect film and she is the lynchpin. »
- David Ehrlich
The first teaser was revealed today at Nycc for the Hulu Original drama Castle Rock. From the mind of Stephen King and executive producer J.J. Abrams, the anthology series features a cast that includes Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), Andre Holland (Moonlight), Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe), Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Bill Skarsgard (It), Scott Glenn (The Defenders), and Terry O’Quinn (Lost); take a look below…
Castle Rock is set in King’s fictional town, and is described as a psychological horror series which ““combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.” It is slated to premiere in 2018. »
- Amie Cranswick
We’re not sure exactly what’s going on in the strange and beautiful first trailer for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, but the sheer amount of star wattage in Amazon’s upcoming sci-fi anthology really makes us want to try and figure it out.
The video, released Friday during the streaming site’s New York Comic Con panel, offers many evocative glimpses of the 10-episode series. Each episode will be set in a different world — “some of which lay in the far reaches of the universe and time, and others which are much, much closer to home,” the »
I’m always interested in new ways (and platforms) on which filmmakers can create and share new and compelling horror projects, so when I heard about Stage 13’s new series Two Sentence Horror Stories, I knew it was something I wanted to check out. And I must admit, if you’re a genre fan looking for some short-form doses of terror, then you should check out Tshs now that the first episode has debuted on Verizon’s go90 online channel (new episodes hit every Tuesday).
Earlier this week, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with the creator behind this new collection of short films, Vera Miao, who helped bring together the talent for Two Sentence Horror Stories and also wrote each of the scripts and directed two of the episodes, "Ma" and "Singularity." During our chat, Maio discussed what intrigued her about the Two Sentence concept, spearheading the series, »
- Heather Wixson
According to the site, the project will be an amalgamation of William Shakespeare’s Othello and the French play Cyrano de Bergerac. Oyelowo is also attached to produce alongside his wife Jessica Oyelowo and Yoruba Saxon (A United Kingdom).
Oyelowo is currently shooting the Ya adaptation Chaos Walking, and returns to voice the character of Agent Kallus in the fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels this month. His upcoming slate also includes the Blumhouse thriller Only You, and the as-yet-untitled 2018 Cloverfield movie. »
- Gary Collinson
Many film festivals, when they have been around for ten years, need a change of direction. The Bali International Film Festival, which concludes its 11th edition today, is all the better for the changes it has rung in.
The end of the first decade need not be an existential crisis. But a festival that does not move on risks becoming stale, irrelevant, or simply part of the furniture.
As it entered its second decade, the Bali festival, better known as the Balinale, has added a competitive section and a small industry conference.
“We felt that we needed to engage more with the Indonesian industry. The BalinaleX conference is a first step,” says Deborah Gabinetti. She was founder of the festival in 2007 and has been a constant force ever since.
With volcano Mount Agung, some 50 miles to the North, threatening to blow its top, the BalinaleX conference attempted to broach topics such as the state of the Asian »
- Patrick Frater
One of the country’s biggest specialty theater chains is under fire from competition. Leadership from numerous arthouse enclaves have banded together for an anti-trust lawsuit against Landmark Theaters and its parent company, 2929 Entertainment. The Sept. 27 complaint from Denver Film Society (Dfs), Cinema Detroit, West End Cinema and the Avalon Theatre alleges that the national chain of 51 outposts is “coercing agreements from film distributors for exclusive rights to screen art, independent, foreign and documentary films,” thus blocking the arthouse plaintiffs from showing what their audiences most want to watch.
Now, many of the key figures involved in the lawsuit are speaking out to elaborate on their concerns.
According to the complaint, filed in Washington, D.C. district court, distributors typically notified indie exhibitors from the outset that they could not present certain films, citing “clearances”—release-related agreements—with Landmark. Yet in several instances, distributors backtracked (either temporarily or permanently) on »
- Jenna Marotta
by Nathaniel R
Awards season is really heating up now that release dates (or lack thereof) are firming up, and various pre-Oscar honors are being announced. Last year, you may recall, The Film Experience was invited to attend the Middleburg Film Festival and we're invited for a second round next month.
The fest, now in its fifth year and closer to something like Telluride than Toronto or Cannes considering its Oscar focus and brevity, is growing each year and all takes place at one well-heeled resort. Last year they had big events for La La Land and Lion as well as very crowded talks with Cheryl Boone Isaacs on the Academy's diversity efforts as well as a fascinating discussion of Us presidents and cinematic depictions with Janet Maslin and David Gergen where the danger of Trump was discussed at length (before the election - sigh). At that event they spent »
- NATHANIEL R
Following his Oscar-winning masterpiece “Moonlight,” writer-director Barry Jenkins’ follow-up feature “If Beale Street Could Talk” is currently casting background actors for its upcoming shoot. There are also roles available in a production of the Tony-winning musical “Once” and a comedic student film! “If Beale Street Could Talk” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” a 1970s film directed by Academy Award–winner Barry Jenkins, is seeking background actors. Male and female talent, aged 18 and older, are wanted to portray Puerto Rican club goers and neighborhood types in the film. The production will shoot October–November in NYC. Some pay will be provided. Apply here! “Once” For The Engeman Theater Join an upcoming production of the eight-time Tony-winning musical “Once” at the Engeman Theater in Northport, New York. Male and female talent, aged 18–65, are wanted to play a variety of roles in the musical, including the lead roles of Girl and Guy. Talent »
At the 2017 Academy Awards, A24 earned an impressive 10 Oscar nominations from a trio of films: eight for “Moonlight,” and one apiece for “The Lobster” and “20th Century Women.” While the latter two lost their sole races, “Moonlight” claimed three biggies: Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Adapted Screenplay. For the upcoming 2018 […] »
- Paul Sheehan
By Max Covill
The article Disney’s Next Musical Brings Together Some Serious Talent appeared first on Film School Rejects. »
- Max Covill
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