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Midsommar Soundtrack Will Be Released Two Days After the Film Comes Out

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Midsommar Soundtrack Will Be Released Two Days After the Film Comes Out
Midsommar, the anticipated film from Hereditary director Ari Aster, is getting a soundtrack release on July 5th from Milan Records. The film, which dives deep into Swedish folklore and a kind of technicolor paganism, asked for a sonic universe that was both insular and oddly timeless-something by turns darkly ritualistic and deeply beautiful. The score created by Bobby Krlic aka The Haxan Cloak, achieves that.

Krlic has been releasing his own often-harrowing electronic music for the better part of the past decade under the moniker of The Haxan Cloak. It was his solo output that led to working with Aster on this new film: Aster had heard Krlic's work and wrote the whole script entirely to his music.

In addition to the more traditional underscore, Krlic was also responsible for the music that exists within the narrative of the film itself, the music that the characters play and sing inside the film.
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Rushes. New Trailers, Viggo Reads Camus, Re-Examining "Blackhat"

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSStephen Chow and Tsui Hark.Stephen Chow is currently filming King of Comedy 2, the sequel to his 1999 hit King of Comedy (about the blunders and tribulations of an aspiring actor). It is set to be released early 2019, during Chinese New Year. In the same article, China Film Insider also reports that master filmmaker Tsui Hark is mounting an epic Wuxia trilogy entitled Return of The Condor Heroes, based off of the first Wuxia novel he ever read.Grasshopper Film has announced its first music release, a compilation of tracks from the films of Bertrand Bonello: Nocturama, Saint Laurent, and House of Intolerance. Only 500 copies of the vinyl record are available for order here. Recommended VIEWINGThe first arresting trailer for Claire Denis' High Life is here, and it does not disappoint. You can
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New Images from Bi Gan’s ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ Reveal Our Most-Anticipated Cannes 2018 Premiere

Far and away our most-anticipated film at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival isn’t even premiering in the competition lineup. Bi Gan’s dreamlike odyssey Kaili Blues was one of the best films of 2016, and one of the greatest debuts of this decade thus far, and now the Chinese director is now back with Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which will debut as part of the Un Certain Regard lineup.

Starring Tang Wei, Sylvia Chang (Mountains May Depart), Huang Jue (The Final Master), Lee Hong-chi, and his Kaili Blues star Chen Yongzhong, Long Day’s Journey Into Night is a detective story that follows a man who returns to his hometown to find a mysterious woman whom he spent an unforgettable summer with twelve years earlier.

Check out a batch of stunning new images below, along with the synopsis, and return for our review.

Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the
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Director Michael Mann's Next Project Will Be About Hacker and Criminal Mastermind Paul Le Roux

Director Michael Mann (Heat, Last of the Mohicans) hasn't made a film since his 2015 cybercrime film Blackhat. It wasn't his best film, but for the most part, I'm a fan of most of the films that Mann has made in his career. It looks like the director has found his next project, and it will be based on the true story of criminal mastermind Paul Le Roux. Mann picked up the film and television rights to the book, so this project could either be adapted for film or TV.

The book was written by investigative reporter Elaine Shannon and it details the life and crimes of Le Roux, who was "the head of an array of ruthless transnational criminal enterprises. Linked to Iran, North Korea and terrorist groups, Le Roux has been described as one of the most dangerous transnational criminals of the 21st century."

La Roux was also a
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Michael Mann’s Next Project Will Be About Infamous Murderer Paul Le Roux

Legendary filmmaker Michael Mann hasn’t helmed a feature film since 2015, when he directed “Blackhat.” However, it looks like the director has lined up his next project, and it’s going to take him back to what he knows best, making crime films like “Heat,” “Manhunter,” and “Thief.”

According to a report by Deadline, Mann has purchased the film and TV rights to an upcoming book about infamous criminal Paul Le Roux.
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Malaysia Combines 30% Filming Incentive With Exotic Locations and Low Costs

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Malaysia Combines 30% Filming Incentive With Exotic Locations and Low Costs
Malaysia offers filmmakers tropical rainforests, beaches scattered among a wide variety of islands, the modern and bustling city of Kuala Lumpur with its iconic Petronas Towers, and enough budgetary savings to tantalize the most fiscally conservative of producers. And all this comes on top of a 30% rebate.

Comprised of 13 states and three federal territories separated by the South China Sea, the multi-ethnic nation also provides many cultures to serve as background for varied stories – including Chinese neighborhoods, Hindu temples and indigenous people.

Specifically, the incentives consists of a 30% rebate on qualified spend.

The minimum spend required is 5 million Malaysian ringgit, or about $1.27 million, for film productions. The minimum for post-production is 1.5 million ringgit, or approximately $382,000. And for television the amount offered is 385,000 ringgit, or about $98,000, per hour of TV. The compensation is set at $7.5 million ringgit, or about $1.9 million.

Applications must be submitted to Malaysia’s film office at least
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Broker: Watch David-Jan Bronsgeest's Short Film Thriller!

It has been quite some time since we first wrote about Broker, the short film from Dutch filmmaker David-Jan Bronsgeest. But here we are today, ready to share with you the complete short film which you will find below. Enjoy!   Worn down by a lonesome life of crime, a solitary organ broker (Yorick van Wageningen - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Blackhat) finds himself many sleepless nights looking for truth at the bottom of a bottle. When, after a chance encounter with a helpless victim of his diabolical business, he is presented with an opportunity to radically break free from his wayward existence. He sees no other option but to take it. Rescuing the victim - a young woman - from the ruthless...

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Guillermo del Toro Is Making a Documentary About Michael Mann, Which We Hope Will Be Called ‘Mann’s Labyrinth’

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Guillermo del Toro Is Making a Documentary About Michael Mann, Which We Hope Will Be Called ‘Mann’s Labyrinth’
While presenting the new director’s cut of “Heat” at the Lumière Film Festival, Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux made an announcement sure to please cinephiles: Guillermo del Toro is making a documentary about Michael Mann. That’s enough to make films about well-known auteurs a trend, what with Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s “De Palma” and Susan Lacy’s “Spielberg.”

No other information is available as of yet, though the news is in keeping with del Toro’s habit of pursuing as many different movies as possible. (His list of unrealized projects is longer than his actual filmography, with everything from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “The Hobbit” to “At the Mountains of Madness” and “Silent Hills” leaving fans to wonder “what if?” forever.)

Del Toro has sung the “Collateral,” “The Last of the Mohicans,” and “Blackhat” director’s praises on Twitter, calling “Heat” both “a film that is part of the lexicon of the medium” and “a stark Western set in a hyperreal LA.”

Film: Heat by Michael Mann. Top three Mann. A film that is part of the lexicon of the medium. A stark Western set in a hyperreal La.

Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) December 20, 2015

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Chris Hemsworth ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, Embracing the Comedy, the Thor/Loki Relationship and More

A funny thing happened in the past five years to Chris Hemsworth. The action star of Thor, Snow White and the Huntsman & Blackhat embraced smaller comedic supporting roles in Vacation & Ghostbusters, stealing these films from right under more established comedy names. Since then Hemsworth’s action franchises have utilized their leading man’s natural comedic timing – The Huntsman: Winter’s War reframed The Huntsman as a more buffoonish character and Thor: Ragnarok has followed suit, embracing the comedic leaning of its star. On the set of Thor: Ragnarok last year, everyone – director Taika Waititi, producer Brad Winderbaum, co-…
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Michael Mann on ‘Heat,’ 22 Years Later: What We’ve Learned from His Recent Interviews

Michael Mann on ‘Heat,’ 22 Years Later: What We’ve Learned from His Recent Interviews
22 years after attaining instant-classic status, “Heat” has been restored and rereleased on Blu-ray. Michael Mann has been making the rounds discussing his action masterpiece to mark the occasion, discussing everything from the performances of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro to more recent films like “Blackhat.” Here are some of his most interesting comments:

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On why he shot it in Los Angeles rather than Chicago, where the events that inspired it took place:

“L.A. is more balkanized than Chicago. There’s a unity to Chicago. It’s got north and south streets. It’s all in a grid. It has a downtown area. Then you have residential neighborhoods. Then it goes on to suburbs. L.A. is all these little cities put together. If you think of L.A. as the County of Los Angeles, it’s bigger than most countries.
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Director’s Cut Of Michael Mann’s ‘Blackhat’ To Make World Broadcast Premiere This Week, Filmmaker Teases Changes To ‘Heat’

It’s a good time to be a Michael Mann fan. The meticulous director is looking forward with a bunch of new projects, including the Vietnam War miniseries “Huê 1968,” and the biopic “Ferrari” starring Hugh Jackman and Noomi Rapace. However, it’s his past projects that are raising the most attention. The director is constantly reworking his films, and it has led to a new cut of “Ali” dropping earlier this year, and an upcoming redo of “Heat“ which hits streets tomorrow — the same day another Mann movie is finally seeing its new edition make a grand, public, and surprise appearance.

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Movie News: Madonna Bio-pic 'Blond Ambition' on Its Way; Watch Christopher Plummer in 'The Exception' Trailer

Blond Ambition: Madonna will head to the big screen in Blond Ambition. Universal has acquired rights to a screenplay by Elyse Hollander that follows Madonna after she moved to New York in 1978 and eventually found success with the release of her first album in 1983. The script was the most popular title on the 2016 Black List ranking of the best-unproduced screenplays. [THR]   Hue 68: Michael Mann (Blackhat, above) will produce a small-screen version of Mark Bowden's book Hue 1968. The book, which will be published on June 6, examines the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, known as the turning point for the U.S. during the years-long war. It's envisioned as an eight to 10-hour series; Mann plans to direct multiple episodes. [Deadline]   The War With Grandpa...

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News Briefs: Madonna Biopic 'Blond Ambition' Heads to Big Screen

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Blond Ambition: Madonna will head to the big screen in Blond Ambition. Universal has acquired rights to a screenplay by Elyse Hollander that follows Madonna after she moved to New York in 1978 and eventually found success with the release of her first album in 1983. The script was the most popular title on the 2016 Black List ranking of the best unproduced screenplays. [THR]   Hue 68: Michael Mann (Blackhat, above) will produce a small-screen version of Mark Bowden's book...

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Michael Mann Plans Return to Television with Vietnam War Drama ‘Hue 1968’

With the respected directors making their way to television, the medium is now luring Michael Mann back into its warming embrace. The Heat director, who cut his teeth on TV shows like Starsky and Hutch, Police Story, and Miami Vice, has, along with producer Michael De Luca, snapped up the rights to Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden’s Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam.

Deadline reports that Mann and De Luca will shape Bowden’s book into an an eight-to ten-hour miniseries event, with Mann directing “numerous episodes.” Hue 1968 focuses on the Tet Offensive that became a major turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War, and one can see the Amazon synopsis below.

By January 1968, despite an influx of half a million American troops, the fighting in Vietnam seemed to be at a stalemate. Yet General William Westmoreland, commander of American forces,
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Michael Mann to Adapt ‘Black Hawk Down’ Author’s ‘Hue 1968’ as a Miniseries

Michael Mann to Adapt ‘Black Hawk Down’ Author’s ‘Hue 1968’ as a Miniseries
Prepare for a Manniseries. Deadline reports that Michael Mann and Michael De Luca have purchased the rights to Mark Bowden’s forthcoming “Hue 1968: The Turning Point in the American War in Vietnam,” which they intend to adapt as an eight-to-10-hour miniseries.

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Mann has called “Hue 1968” “a masterpiece of intensely dramatic non-fiction” whose achievement “is in making ‘them’ into us.” Bowden is also the author of “Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War,” whose 2001 film adaptation was directed by Ridley Scott.

“We are them. There are no background people; people abstracted into statistics, body counts,” said Mann. “There is the sense that everybody is somebody, as each is in the reality of his or her own life. The brilliance of Bowden’s narrative, the achievement of interviewing hundreds of people on all
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Michael Mann Returns To TV With Vietnam War Miniseries ‘Huê 1968’

Michael Mann Returns To TV With Vietnam War Miniseries ‘Huê 1968’
Today, Michael Mann is predominately associated with the big screen — indeed, few filmmakers make movies quite as big and cinematic as things like “The Last Of The Mohicans,” “Heat,” “Public Enemies” and yes, our beloved “Blackhat” (you’ll learn to like it one day, fools). But the director made his name in TV, initially writing on “Starsky & Hutch” before creating the acclaimed “Police Story,” and helping to shepherd the iconic “Miami Vice” and the less well known, but highly influential “Crime Story.

Continue reading Michael Mann Returns To TV With Vietnam War Miniseries ‘Huê 1968’ at The Playlist.
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Sublime Obsessions Rule The Characters In Michael Mann Films [Video Essay]

We’re in something of a drought when it comes to quality crime cinema, so it seems even longer than 2009 since Michael Mann’s last proper effort, “Public Enemies” (yes, we’re going to act as though “Blackhat” never happened). So something like “Michael Mann: People, Places, Crimes” from Michael Couvaras is a handy reminder for what we’re missing from the guy.

Continue reading Sublime Obsessions Rule The Characters In Michael Mann Films [Video Essay] at The Playlist.
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Michael Mann’s Definitive Edition of ‘Heat’ Will Hit Blu-ray in May

Earlier this year, Michael Mann surprised us all when the Blu-ray release of Ali featured a new cut. Usually one to tinker with his films past the point of a release — as another recent example, a new version of Blackhat exists, but was only ever screened once — when the “Director’s Definitive Edition” of Heat was announced for Blu-ray, we wondered if Mann spent more time in the editing room.

Now that the release has been officially detailed, it looks like, if anything, only small edits were done as 20th Century Fox lists a runtime of “approximately 170 minutes,” the same as the previous Blu-ray release. Set to arrive this May, the new special features include a 35-minute Tiff talk by Mann from 2015 and last fall’s one-hour reunion Q&A moderated by Christopher Nolan (which one can see clips from here), where this new remastered 4K edition premiered. So, it
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Definitive Director’s Edition Of Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ Coming To Blu-ray This Spring

Michael Mann never stops fussing with his movies. Earlier this year, yet another cut of “Ali‘ hit Blu-ray, and this follows “Thief,” “Manhunter,” “The Last Of The Mohicans” and “Blackhat“ all getting new cuts (though the latest version of the latter hasn’t yet hit home video, but it screened last year in New York).

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Hugh Jackman and Noomi Rapace to Star in Michael Mann’s Ferrari Biopic

Hugh Jackman and Noomi Rapace to Star in Michael Mann’s Ferrari Biopic
Michael Mann’s Ferrari movie may make it to the finish line after all. Hugh Jackman is now in negotiations to star as Enzo Ferrari in the biopic, with Noomi Rapace playing his estranged wife Linda; Christian Bale was previously attached to the long-in-the-making film, but departed early last year due to a scheduling conflict.

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Troy Kennedy-Martin (“The Italian Job,” “Edge of Darkness”) wrote the screenplay, which takes place in 1957 and is based on Brock Yates’ book “Enzo Ferrari, the Man, the Cars, the Races.” Mann first began working on the project in the very early aughts, initially in collaboration with the late Sydney Pollack.

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