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David Fincher Will Officially, Actually Direct a ‘World War Z’ Sequel as His Next Film

Around the release of Gone Girl, I recall someone asking David Fincher why he wanted to adapt a pulpy best-seller instead of perhaps a more original project. His response was that he wanted people to actually show up to the multiplex to see his work, hinting at the rather cold initial response to his masterpiece. One has […]

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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Unbreakable’-and-‘Split’ Sequel ‘Glass’ Will Arrive in 2019

For seventeen years, fans of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable have wished for a sequel to the moody superhero drama. Now it looks like the filmmaker is making their wish come true: Shyamalan announced today on Twitter that his next film will be Glass, a sequel to both Unbreakable and his most recent film Split. This […]

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Watch: Video Compilation Evokes the Power of Jonathan Demme’s Close-Ups

The news of Jonathan Demme‘s death, while remarkably sad, has had at least one positive effect: across the film world and on social media we’ve seen an outpouring of love for one of our most versatile and effective filmmakers, one that’s unique for commending the artist and person. Take a quick look at the films and […]

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First Look at Juliette Binoche in Claire Denis’ ‘Let the Sunshine In’

After the best surprise possible to kick off the new year — the announcement that Claire Denis would be imminently beginning production on a new drama, one starring Juliette Binoche, Gérard Depardieu, and Xavier Beauvois — the Beau travail director was also able to finish it in in times for Cannes. Now set to open Directors’ Fortnight, […]

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Paul Verhoeven Sets ‘Elle’ Follow-Up With ‘Blessed Virgin’

Coming off one of his best films, the complex, twisted Isabelle Huppert-led drama Elle, director Paul Verhoeven has quickly found his follow-up. Another French-language film, he’ll be adapting Judith C. Brown’s Immodest Acts: The Life Of A Lesbian Nun In Renaissance Italy with Blessed Virgin (aka Sainte Vierge). Reteaming with producer Saïd Ben Saïd, according to a (slightly […]

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David Mackenzie, Ben Foster, and Chris Pine to Make ‘Hell or High Water’ Reunion with ‘Outlaw King’

A Hell or High Water reunion may be making its way to Netflix: Deadline reports that the studio’s finalizing a deal for director David Mackenzie to helm the epic period drama Outlaw King, which Chris Pine and Ben Foster would be headlining. Outlaw King will focus on Robert the Bruce, the king who led Scotland during the First War of […]

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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are Today’s Bogart and Bacall, According to Damien Chazelle

“Damien Chazelle‘s vibrant ode to musicals past, featuring the unstoppable chemistry between stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was a shining light for many at the end of a hard year,” we said when we named it one of the best films of 2016. “Exploring the hardships of a creative life, both in paying the bills […]

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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 […]

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Ang Lee to Direct Clone Assassin Thriller ‘Gemini Man’

Update: Cannes juror Will Smith is now in talks to star in the feature, according to THR. Riding off the success of Life of Pi, Ang Lee was able to explore his predilection for technology with Bill Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, and while that high frame-rate experiment didn’t connect with audiences, it thankfully hasn’t take long for […]

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Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ and Steven Spielberg’s Next Film Get Release Dates

Someone at 20th Century Fox should be getting some overtime pay as this Saturday they’ve revealed a whole host of new release dates. If one cuts through the white noise that are the sequels to Avatar and Deadpool, as well as X-Men spin-offs, there’s a few prominent additions to the their schedule. First up, Steve McQueen will […]