Joe Carnahan death wish script

Writer-director Joe Carnahan (Narc) exited the Death Wish remake over creative differences. He wrote the lead role with his frequent collaborator Frank Grillo (The Grey) in mind, but Paramount and MGM insisted on Bruce Willis starring in the film. That idea didn’t fly with Carnahan, so he went on to pursue other projects. Eli Roth (Knock Knock) eventually ended up in the director’s chair, but Carnahan has hopes of one day reworking his script into a film of his own.

Below, learn more about Joe Carnahan’s Death Wish script.

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Office Christmas Party Clips

With December just around the corner, it’s time for your office to start planning their annual office party, but I can almost guarantee that yours won’t be quite as epic as the festivities that will unfold in Office Christmas Party.

The new R-rated holiday comedy is coming to theaters next week, and to help spread the cheer; three new clips have just debuted online. There’s no new peeks at the impending holiday party, but these are clips from earlier in the film leading up to the massive shindig that will go awry in Chicago. The first two are tame enough, but the last one has some potentially NSFW language if you’re not listening with headphones.

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arrival alien designs

The aliens in Denis Villeneuve‘s adaptation of Ted Chiang‘s Arrival are remarkably simple. Besides not sharing any glaringly obvious resemblances to any other aliens we’ve seen lately on film, there’s a gracefulness to how they move, communicate, and interact with their ship’s environment. Unsurprisingly, the final designs we saw don’t share a whole lot in common with some original designs concept artist Peter Konig made for the emotional sci-fi drama.

Below, see some of the alternative Arrival alien designs.  Read More »

Steven Knight Interview

Screenwriter Steven Knight‘s latest film, Allied, has shootouts, impeccable costumes, exotic locations, and two appealing movie stars, but there’s a fine conflict to go along with all the eye candy. Over 30 years ago, Knight was inspired to one day write about a Canadian intelligence officer (Brad Pitt) who learns his wife, a former French Resistance fighter (Marion Cotillard), might be a spy for the Germans.

Allied is based on a true story Knight was told in his 20s, but his version of the story plays out differently. Knight took the premise he heard, ran with it, and turned it into the movie we see today. His script ended up in the hands of director Robert Zemeckis, who crafted some top-notch sequences in the film we recently asked Knight about.

The screenwriter behind Eastern PromisesDirty Pretty ThingsPeaky Blinders, and next year’s Taboo took the time to discuss setting up challenges for himself, directing, rules, and some of Allied‘s standout scenes.

Below, read our Steven Knight interview.

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Fences Trailer - Denzel Washington

Awards season is heating up, and today we get a better glimpse at what is sure to be one of the key contenders.

Fences is an adaptation of August Wilson‘s play of the same name with Denzel Washington directing, not to mention reprising the role that won him a Tony Award back in 2010 for his performance on Broadway. His stage co-star Viola Davis is also joining him, and if the new Fences trailer is any indicator, the two have clearly delivered Oscar caliber performances that will likely land them nominations when the time comes next year.

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Silence trailer

Martin Scorsese has been working on Silence on and off since about 1990, and as of today, it’s just a few weeks from release. We’ve got the first trailer for the new drama, which stars Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as a pair of Jesuit priests who travel to feudal Japan in search of their former mentor, played by Liam Neeson. So is it worth the wait? Click through to watch the Silence trailer and find out. Read More »

Silence - Andrew Garfield

It only took 20+ years, but Martin Scorsese‘s Silence is finally coming to theaters next month. Ahead of the trailer’s premiere later this week, Paramount has unveiled the first Silence poster and a couple new Silence images.

Meanwhile, there’s a bit of bad news for another Scorsese project that’s been simmering for a long while. The Frank Sinatra musical biopic that he’s been developing on and off for the past several years is apparently dead, at least according to screenwriter Michael Chabon.

See the new Silence photos and get the latest on the Sinatra movie below.  Read More »

Dick Cheney Movie

After tackling the real-life drama of the real estate bubble burst in The Big Short, director Adam McKay is heading into biopic territory.

The director who was previously at the helm of comedies like Step Brothers and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy has set up a new movie about former Vice President Dick Cheney over at Paramount Pictures, and the project will re-team him with much of the creative team behind The Big Short.

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Ghost in the Shell Trailer Comparison

Last weekend, the first trailer for the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell arrived. Not all fans of the original anime are excited to see how director Rupert Sanders brings the original story to life on the big screen with Scarlett Johansson, but there were also plenty less familiar with the anime who were impressed or at least more curious after seeing the trailer.

Whether you’re familiar with the Ghost in the Shell or not, you might be interested to see how the footage in the live-action trailer compares to the anime, and a new video does just that.

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Monster Trucks Trailer

This weekend brings Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to theaters, which means millions of Harry Potter fans will be flocking to theaters to see if this new five film franchise will be worth their time. That also makes the release of the movie a prime opportunity for other studios to promote the movies they have coming up to a huge audience, and one of those appears to be Paramount Pictures looking to reduce their projected money loss from next year’s Monster Trucks.

Hoping to pick up some new excited viewers, a new Monster Trucks trailer has just arrived, and it is positively desperate to win over Harry Potter fans, even going so far as to use an orchestral arrangement that sounds like a rip-off of John Williams’ signature score. Find out what I mean after the jump. Read More »