Who knew this week was going get so David Fincher heavy? Disney is considering his 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, he released a new commercial for Halo 4 and now he’s reportedly signed an output deal with HBO. That means they’ve agreed to take on a body of work at a set price, but what exactly that work be?
At a French press conference, HBO executives Michael Lombardo and Richard Plepler said they’re considering a third World War II miniseries in the mold of Band of Brothers and The Pacific, this one focusing on the aerial battles in the Pacific during the war. Does that mean Fincher will be a part of it? It doesn’t seem likely, but read more after the jump. Read More »
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These days, it seems everything Guillermo Del Toro touches turns to gold. While the director is firmly focused on his big budget film Pacific Rim, HBO recently option a property he’s attached to and FX order a pilot based on a book series he wrote. The FX pilot will be based on The Strain, a trilogy of vampire novels co-authored by Del Toro, which will be overseen by Lost executive producer and co-show-runner Carlton Cuse. Del Toro will direct the pilot.
Then there’s The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death by Corinne May Botz, which HBO optioned for a possible series with Del Toro to executive producer and possibly direct too. Read more about both projects after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
We already know what Larry David‘s new film will be about (a marketing exec who misses out on a lucrative startup) and how it’ll be distributed (on HBO). Now we also know what it’ll be called and who’ll star in it.
According to a new report, the movie’s now going by the name Clear History, and the cast contains a healthy mix of comedians and non-comedians. In addition to David and the previously rumored Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton, the confirmed cast also includes Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Philip Baker Hall, Amy Ryan, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes, and JB Smoove. More after the jump.
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We’ve seen a couple brief teasers for The Girl, which describes the making of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. That was when Hitchcock (played here by Toby Jones) molded Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) as his latest icy blonde starlet, the latest “Hitchcock blonde” to follow actresses such as Grace Kelly, Eva Marie Saint, Janet Leigh, and Kim Novak. In the years that followed her films with Hitchcock, Hedren described a tense, difficult working relationship, and this film is based in part on her recollection. (Which is to say, don’t expect a particularly favorable portrait of the filmmaker.)
Now we’ve got the full trailer, which describes in brief how Hitch selected Hedren to star in the movie, after which he developed a sexual/romantic obsession with her. We see the director’s wife Alma Reville (Imelda Staunton) and the making of the technically demanding film, and there is a heavy, ominous air throughout. Read More »
The Rolling Stones began performing in 1962. That’s a superhuman 50 straight years of rocking, rolling and though they’ve been the subjects of some of the most famous documentaries of all time, a new one will now attempt to tell their five decade long story.
Crossfire Hurricane, directed by Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays In the Picture, June 17, 1994) will feature brand new historic footage from the band’s earliest days all the way through their 50th anniversary. It’ll open in the UK this October before premiering on HBO and the BBC later this year. Read more after the jump. Read More »
HBO programming is among the most in-demand, on-demand programming out there. Everyone wants to stream show like The Sopranos, Sex and the City and The Wire but they’re not available on any of the major sites. So when HBO annoucned their own service, HBO Go, fans got very excited. That excitement quickly faded when HBO revealed Go would only be available to current cable subscribers. You had to pay for HBO on TV for the option to stream it on your computer.
Well now HBO is finally offering people who have given up their cable bills a chance to see shows like Game of Thrones, Girls and Boardwalk Empire on demand. The only catch is you have to live inDenmark, Norway or Sweden. HBO Nordic, a new service available in the northern European area known as Scandinavia, will have an option to pay only for the on-demand service without a cable subscription. Is this just a test run for an eventual North American roll out? Read more after the jump. Read More »
Well, it’s a short tease, but here’s our first look at footage from The Girl, which is the first of two films dramatizing the career of Alfred Hitchcock. This one features Toby Jones as Hitch and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren, the model he chose to be the “new Grace Kelly,” beginning with her debut role in The Birds.
As we’ve seen images of Jones in this movie and Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock, the big question has been how both actors will do with Hitch’s voice and mannerisms. In the case of The Girl, this teaser suggests that Jones is doing a damn fine job. And there’s a great feeling to some of what we see here, to boot. Check out the footage below. Read More »
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Larry David is indeed making a movie and it will indeed premiere on HBO. This we now know to be 100% true. Greg Mottola is attached to direct, Jon Hamm will likely co-star but, like most projects the creator of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm is behind, everything else has been very hush hush.
However, now that the film is a go, a 40-page outline of the story had made its way into the wild revealing the major plot thrust of the film. The majority of dialogue will be improvised so it’s likely some things will change but, after the jump, we’ll tell you – in pretty spoilery detail – what Larry David’s HBO film is about. And yes, it sounds like an epic episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Read More »