Robert Ryan (I) - News Poster

News

Martin Sheen To Narrate Documentary On JFK Death Probe From Original Oswald Investigator

  • Deadline
Martin Sheen To Narrate Documentary On JFK Death Probe From Original Oswald Investigator
Exclusive: Martin Sheen to is on board to narrate Rush to Judgment II, an update to the 1967 version, Rush to Judgment, which is being executive produced by Stephen S. Jaffe. He is a former staff investigator and last surviving member of the legal team run by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison who led a probe into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The original Emile de Antonio-directed documentary was based on the New York Times best-selling novel Rush to Judgment by attorney Mark Lane, in which he takes issue with the Kennedy investigation and exposes serious flaws in the conclusions made by the Warren Commission. Lane, died in 2016, will be credited posthumously as an executive producer.

The contemporary documentary, which will be produced by Dylan Howard via his Topixly label, aims to uncover the conspiracy of powerful men that resulted in the assassination of President Kennedy and
See full article at Deadline »

Michael Fassbender and Peter Dinklage in talks to star in Mel Gibson’s ‘The Wild Bunch’ remake

Michael Fassbender, Peter Dinklage and Jamie Foxx have all entered into negotiations to star in Mel Gibson’s remake of ‘The Wild Bunch’.

Gibson takes the helm on the project which he co-wrote with Bryan Bagby. Details of who Fassbender, Dinklage or Foxx will play have not been disclosed.

The original epic western was directed by Sam Peckinpah and starred William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sánchez and Ben Johnson. It followed an ageing outlaw gang on the Mexico–United States border trying to adapt to the changing modern world of 1913, but things get complicated when they are pursued by a posse led by a former partner they double-crossed.

Also in news – Robert Pattinson in talks to play the caped crusader in Matt Reeves’ Batman

The Wild Bunch’ was noted for its intricate, multi-angle, quick-cut editing using normal and slow-motion images, a revolutionary cinema
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Mel Gibson Looking to Cast Peter Dinklage, Jamie Foxx, and Michael Fassbender in The Wild Bunch Remake

Last year it was announced that Mel Gibson would write and direct a remake of the classic 1969 Sam Peckinpah-directed western The Wild Bunch.

According to Deadline, Gibson is looking to bring in an all-star cast for the film, and as of right now he is looking to cast Michael Fassbender, Jamie Foxx, and Peter Dinklage. They actors are currently in early talks to join the contemporary remake of the the film.

I’m a big fan of the original film, which followed an aging group of outlaws who are looking for one last big score “as the traditional American West is disappearing around them and the industrial age is taking over. They are pursued by a posse led by a former partner they double crossed.”

The original film was considered to be extremely violent back in the day but is now considered a cinema masterpiece. The movie starred Wiliam Holden,
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Noir City: Hollywood — The 21st Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film Noir

Noir City: Hollywood — The 21st Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film Noir
Noir City: Hollywood — The 21st Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film NoirBy Alex Divine DeleonThe Noir City Festival has now come of age and the 21st edition which opened at the venerable Hollywood landmark Egyptian Theatre on Friday, March 29, 2019, will this year display twenty uncut gems on ten consecutive nights running in strict chronological order from ‘Trapped’ (1949) to ‘Cry Tough’ (1959). In essence a cannily selected survey of the Hollywood decade of the fifties from an underbelly angle such as only the Film Noir Foundation has the guts and integrity to reveal. Many of these old pictures have been rescued from oblivion by the cutting edge preservation skills of the UCLA film department.

Think the 1950s were buttoned-down and conservative? Think again.

In the 2019 edition of Noir City: Hollywood you will experience the rush — through a lens, darkly — of a turbulent and transitional time in American history, culture, and cinema. Nothing would ever be the same.
See full article at SydneysBuzz »

"The Wild Bunch" Screenings In L.A. & Pasadena

  • CinemaRetro
By Todd Garbarini

Film historian Douglas Dunning has informed Cinema Retro that Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 and Ahrya Fine Arts will be presenting the 50th anniversary screening of Sam Peckinpah’s influential 1969 film The Wild Bunch and special guests are scheduled to appear at both locations. The film stars William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmund O’Brien, Warren Oates, L.Q. Jones, Jaime Sanchez, Bo Hopkins, Strother Martin, Albert Decker, Emilio Fernandez, and Alfonso Arau and runs 145 minutes.

Please Note:

Screening #1 is on February 26th at the Playhouse 7 at 7:00 pm, and at press time W.K. Stratton, the author of a new book, The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film, will participate in a discussion after the screening. He will also sign copies of his book at the theater.

Screening #2 is at the Ahrya Fine Arts on March 2nd at 7:30 pm.
See full article at CinemaRetro »

Julie Adams Has Died – Wamg Interview With the Star of The Creature From The Black Lagoon

Julie Adams, the beautiful, leggy brunette with the cascading curls best remembered as the ‘Girl in the White One-Piece’ in the 1954 horror classic Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954), has died. She was 92.

Julie will always be best known as Kay Lawrence, the beauty that the Gillman falls in love with the moment he spies her swimming above him in Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954). Mimicking her movements in the water, the Creature performs a lustful underwater mating dance – he’s directly beneath her but she’s unaware of his amorous overtures in the murky depths of the river. It’s a desire most men (and monster kids) could relate to and Julie Adams is the actress who will always be fondly remembered as the ‘girl in the white one-piece’.

Born Betty May Adams and raised near Little Rock Arkansas, Julie was bit by the acting bug early and moved to California to become an actress.
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

The Oscars made history 70 years ago with the first foreign Best Picture winner

The Oscars made history 70 years ago with the first foreign Best Picture winner
The first 15 years of the Academy Awards were banquet held at various swanky hotels in Los Angeles from the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt, the Cocoanut Grove and Fiesta Room at the Ambassador and the Sala D’Doro and the Biltmore Bowl at the Biltmore.

Because the ceremony had grown in attendance and importance, the Oscars finally graduated its 16thyear on March 2, 1944 moving to the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, which then had a capacity of 2,258.

When the ranks of academy members grew two-fold, the Oscars moved to the Shrine Auditorium for the 19thand 20thceremonies. The Shrine was so big-it holds 6,700 seats-the general public was even invited to buy tickets.

But everything changed with the 21stceremony which took place on March 24, 1949. The studio decided to withdraw financial support for the Academy Awards “in order to remove rumors that they had been trying to exert their influence on votes,” explained Robert
See full article at Gold Derby »

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Lineup: 63 World Premieres

  • Indiewire
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Lineup: 63 World Premieres
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 34th edition, which takes place from Jan. 30 to Feb. 9. Sixty-three world premieres will debut at the California fest, which is also hosting 59 U.S. premieres from 48 countries. “Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy” will open the festival, with “Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story” closing it.

Sbiff also serves as an awards-season stop, and this year’s honorees include Viggo Mortensen, Glenn Close, Melissa McCarthy, Yalitza Aparicio, Sam Elliott, Elsie Fisher, Claire Foy, Richard E. Grant, Thomasin McKenzie, John David Washington, Steven Yeun, and Michael B. Jordan.

Here’s the lineup:

Babysplitters, USA – World Premiere

Directed by Sam Friedlander

Better Together, USA – World Premiere

Directed by Isaac Hernández

The Bird Catcher, Norway, UK – World Premiere

Directed by Ross Clarke

Cemetery Park, USA – World Premiere

Directed by Brandon Alvis

Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy,
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Jurassic Park’, ‘The Shining’, ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Make Cut For National Film Registry List

  • Deadline
‘Jurassic Park’, ‘The Shining’, ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Make Cut For National Film Registry List
Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain and Disney’s 1950 animated Cinderella are among the 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. Wednesday’s additions to the registry, now in its 30th year, boosts the archive’s overall total to 750 movies selected for heir cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage.

The Library’s total moving-image collection is at 1.3 million pieces. Select titles from 30 years of the registry are available online in the National Screening Room.

Also making the cut today (see the full list below) is the Paul Newman-starrer Hud, musicals My Fair Lady and On the Town, James L Brooks’ Broadcast News, Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca, Kasi Lemmons’ 1997 indie Eve’s Bayou starring Samuel L. Jackson and the documentary Monterey Pop chronicling the seminal 1967 music festival.

In all,
See full article at Deadline »

"Mother of All of Us": Ida Lupino and the Label of Proto-Feminism

  • MUBI
Ida Lupino (c. 1952). Courtesy Film Forum via Photofest.Much has been written about Ida Lupino’s centenary this year, and the renewed critical attention is a cause for celebration. The veteran screen actor and director of Golden Age Hollywood has too often been a name casually trotted out in lip service to women’s historical impact in the film industry. She most certainly did have that impact, but her films have proven difficult to see and completism with her work has been equally challenging. This began to shift after Martin Scorsese wrote an affectionate obituary of Lupino in a 1995 issue of The New York Times. Not long after, restorations and DVD releases would follow—some by Scorsese’s Film Foundation itself. Now, in her centenary year, both the British Film Institute and New York’s Film Forum are holding retrospectives to celebrate her, including works like her mother-daughter sports saga Hard,
See full article at MUBI »

Mel Gibson Says His ‘Wild Bunch’ Remake ‘Started as a Bad Idea’ and Is About Violent Men and ‘Last Chances’

Mel Gibson Says His ‘Wild Bunch’ Remake ‘Started as a Bad Idea’ and Is About Violent Men and ‘Last Chances’
Even Mel Gibson wasn’t initially sold on his latest filmmaking project. Late last month, the “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Passion of the Christ” filmmaker was confirmed to direct and co-write a remake of the 1969 Western “The Wild Bunch,” originally directed by Sam Peckinpah, but at a recent event, he admitted that his take on the classic film originally sprung from “a bad idea.” Gibson will handle screenplay duties with Bryan Bagby and also executive produce the film, which is set up at Warner Bros.

On Tuesday evening, Gibson made a surprise appearance at the U.S. premiere of S. Craig Zahler’s film “Dragged Across Concrete,” in which Gibson stars alongside Vince Vaughn as a pair of crooked cops planning a major heist. Deadline reports that Gibson, Zahler, and the rest of the cast sat for a “lengthy post-screening stage interview,” during which talk inevitably turned to Gibson’s imminent remake.
See full article at Indiewire »

Mel Gibson On ‘The Wild Bunch’ Remake: “It Started As A Bad Idea”

  • Deadline
Mel Gibson On ‘The Wild Bunch’ Remake: “It Started As A Bad Idea”
Mel Gibson made a surprise appearance Tuesday night at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for the American premiere of Dragged Across Concrete, the brutal heist movie from writer-director S. Craig Zahler that stars Gibson and Vince Vaughn as compromised cops planning a score of their own.

A subdued and bearded Gibson joined Vaughn and fellow cast members Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White and Fred Melamed and Zahler (Brawl in Cell Block 99) for a lengthy post-screening stage interview. When the Oscar-winning firebrand figure mentioned his just-announced plan to direct a remake of Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch, he got an enthusiastic response from the crowd of genre fans.

“This film is related, it’s in that Peckinpah realm,” Gibson said about Dragged Across Concrete, which made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival but screened Tuesday night as the finale-night programming for this year’s Beyond Fest. The
See full article at Deadline »

Mel Gibson to take the reins on remake of classic western The Wild Bunch

  • HeyUGuys
Mel Gibson is set to extend his directorial resume with a remake of the classic 1969 western The Wild Bunch for Warner Bros.

The Hacksaw Ridge and The Passion of the Christ director is also set to co-write the new version with Bryan Bagby, as well as serve as executive producer.

The original epic western was directed by Sam Peckinpah and starred William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sánchez and Ben Johnson. It followed an ageing outlaw gang on the Mexico–United States border trying to adapt to the changing modern world of 1913, but things get complicated when they are pursued by a posse led by a former partner they double-crossed.

Also in the news – Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker comes to life in camera test video

The film was noted for its intricate, multi-angle, quick-cut editing using normal and slow motion images, a revolutionary cinema
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Mel Gibson Is Remaking ‘The Wild Bunch’

Here’s some interesting, and indeed exciting news from Deadline: the trade is reporting that Mel Gibson is looking to remake The Wild Bunch. The actor and filmmaker is reportedly co-writing and will direct the redo over at Warner Bros. and will be a complete redo of the 1969 movie, which was helmed by Sam Peckinpah. It is being reported that Gibson’s The Wild Bunch remake will be his next project behind the camera ahead of the movie Destroyer, a WWII movie which is in development with Mark Wahlberg leading the cast.

The Wild Bunch remake will be directed by Mel Gibson The Wild Bunch remake is being directed by Mel Gibson

The Wild Bunch was originally released in the UK in August of 1969. It was a very violent western, controversially so for its day, but has since become a classic.

Here’s the synopsis of the original:

In this gritty Western classic,
See full article at The Hollywood News »

The Wild Bunch remake on the way with Mel Gibson at the helm

As reported by Deadline, Mel Gibson is set to direct a remake of The Wild Bunch for Warner Bros. Pictures. This new version of the 1969 Sam Peckinpah-directed Western will see Gibson also co-writing with Bryan Bagby, as well as executive producing.

In the original version of The Wild Bunch, an aging group of outlaws are out for one last big score. The American West is quickly changing as the industrial age begins to take over. In pursuit of them is a squad led by a former partner they double-crossed. Sam Peckinpah directed the picture, which starred screen legends like Wiliam Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez, and Ben Johnson.

See Also: Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell to star in War Pigs

For the time, The Wild Bunch was considered by many to be a somewhat violent film – something Mel Gibson is comfortable with
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Mel Gibson to Write and Direct Wild Bunch Remake

Tony Sokol Sep 24, 2018

Warner Bros is putting Mel Gibson in Sam Peckinpah's saddle for a Wild Bunch remake.

"We all dream of being a child again, even the worst of us," Don Jose said in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch. "Perhaps the worst most of all." The director then took the most graphic violence and realistic gunshots to turn the wild south west into a beautifully tortured regression in time. Warner Bros. is handing the film over to Mel Gibson, who will co-write, executive produce, and direct a remake of the influential 1969 American epic Western movie, according to Deadline.

The Wild Bunch is about a gang of aging outlaws on the Mexico–United States border in 1913 led by William Holden. Lee Marvin was originally cast as the lead, but backed out to do the Western genre musical Paint Your Wagon. Veteran actor Holden was at the beginning of a major comeback.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Mel Gibson is Set To Write and Direct a Remake of The Wild Bunch

Regardless of what you think about Mel Gibson as a person, the guy is an extremely talented director that has made one great film after another. According to Deadline, his next film project is a remake of the classic 1969 western The Wild Bunch! He is set to direct the film from a script that he will co-write with Bryan Bagby.

I’m a big fan of the original film and I guess it was only a matter of time before it got remade. Warner Bros. has been trying to get the project off the ground for years. I guess if anyone is going to do it and do it right, it’s Mel Gibson. I normally don’t care for remakes, but I can’t help but be a little excited to see how Gibson handles this movie.

The Wild Bunch follows an aging group of outlaws who are looking
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Mel Gibson to Remake Sam Peckinpah’s ‘The Wild Bunch’ for Warner Bros., His First Directing Gig Since ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Mel Gibson to Remake Sam Peckinpah’s ‘The Wild Bunch’ for Warner Bros., His First Directing Gig Since ‘Hacksaw Ridge’
Mel Gibson is set to direct and co-write a remake of “The Wild Bunch,” the legendary 1969 Western originally directed by Sam Peckinpah. Gibson will handle screenplay duties with Bryan Bagby and also executive produce the film, which is set up at Warner Bros.

The Wild Bunch” follows a group of outlaws trying to carry out one last big score. The original film had starred an ensemble cast made up of William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez, and Ben Johnson. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has been trying to remake Peckinpah’s film for years. Will Smith was once set to star in a remake.

Gibson’s directorial career made a comeback in 2016 with the release of his World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge.” The movie earned six Oscar nominations, including best picture and best director. Gibson was one of the names Warner Bros.
See full article at Indiewire »

Mel Gibson to Write and Direct ‘Wild Bunch’ Remake at Warner Bros.

  • Variety
Mel Gibson to Write and Direct ‘Wild Bunch’ Remake at Warner Bros.
Mel Gibson is coming on to write and direct a remake of the classic Sam Peckinpah western “The Wild Bunch” at Warner Bros.

Gibson will co-write with Bryan Bagby and also exec produce the pic.

The project is based on the classic Peckinpah film that follows an aging group of outlaws look for one last big score even as what they viewed as the wild west is slowly passing them by. The pic had an all-star cast that included William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez and Ben Johnson.

Project marks the first directing gig for Gibson since 2016’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” which earned him an Oscar nomination as director.

It’s unknown if Gibson’s “Wild Bunch” will be a straight remake or a different story.

WB has been trying to get the reboot off the ground for years and at one point had Will Smith interested in starring.
See full article at Variety »

Mel Gibson To Co-Write & Direct 'Wild Bunch' Remake At Warner Bros.

  • Deadline
Mel Gibson To Co-Write & Direct 'Wild Bunch' Remake At Warner Bros.
Exclusive: Mel Gibson has been set by Warner Bros to direct The Wild Bunch, a new version of the 1969 Sam Peckinpah-directed classic Western. Gibson is writing the script with Bryan Bagby. Gibson will be executive producer.

In The Wild Bunch, an aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the traditional American West is disappearing around them and the industrial age is taking over. They are pursued by a posse led by a former partner they double crossed. Peckinpah wrote the script with Walon Green. The original starred Wiliam Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez and Ben Johnson.

The film was originally considered exceptionally violent, but it later came to be considered a stylistic masterpiece. Warner Bros has tried several times to mount a remake, but it seems in good hands with Gibson. From Best Picture winner Braveheart to films
See full article at Deadline »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed