Here’s the best indie film news of the week: A Prophet and Dheepan director Jacques Audiard is now going to direct the adaptation of a weird, funny, and touching Western novel called The Sisters Brothers. I love this book, which is set during the Gold Rush of 1851, and follows a violent pair of siblings as their contract-killing gig leads them to a man with an unusual plan to find gold.
John C. Reilly optioned the novel rights back in 2011, and he’ll be one of the two stars of the film, which will also be Audiard’s first English-language movie. Read More »
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Quentin Tarantino gave a wide-ranging interview that ran over the weekend, and the outspoken filmmaker had plenty to say about the state of the industry, in addition to speaking about his upcoming film The Hateful Eight.
The most interesting comments in Tarantino’s talk are about that new movie, as he says that it chiefly concerns racial conflict, and as such is very relevant to the strife we’ve seen as cities like Ferguson and Baltimore react to killings of young black men and women by police.
We’ve highlighted eight of the most interesting things Tarantino had to say about his new film, his career, and the state of the industry overall, and you can read those below. Read More »
There are seven posters representing the snow and the eight lead characters of Quentin Tarantino‘s new western, and the full set of The Hateful Eight posters is now out in the wild.
Two of those characters, John Ruth and Daisy Domergue, played by Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh, were featured on the first poster release, and over the last few days more sheets have been released. There’s now one each for the rest of the cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, and Demian Bichir.
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Yesterday, actor Garret Dillahunt tweeted “So uh…I’m hearing credible rumors about a #Deadwood movie.” I had the same reaction to that tweet that a lot of other people seemed to have: don’t even play around with this. Deadwood is serious business. Canceled in 2006 after three great seasons and a less than satisfying conclusion, there was talk at the time of two Deadwood movies to finish out David Milch‘s obsessive and idiosyncratic western vision. Those movies never happened.
But now HBO confirms that, yes, there has been some talk about a Deadwood movie. Really early talk, but that’s better than nothing. Read More »
Here’s the first real trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s eighth film, The Hateful Eight, which stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern as a collection of dangerous, unsavory, and possibly untrustworthy characters all holed up in a haberdashery to ride out a blizzard.
When all those people are stuck in a room together, things get tense, threats are made, and some bullets are almost certainly going to fly. And because this is a Tarantino film, you know some colorful dialogue will fill the air as well. With this cast, we can’t wait to hear it. And in case you had any doubt that Robert Richardson‘s 70mm cinematography would be incredible, this footage will set things straight, and quick.
This trailer is great; check it out below. Read More »
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We’ve got months to go before Christmas, and I’m in no hurry to see that time evaporate, but the promise of a new Quentin Tarantino film does make the end of the year seem pretty attractive. Now here’s a new The Hateful Eight poster to tease the tense battle of wills Tarantino has created to send off 2015 in style.
You probably know the film’s cast by now — Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Channing Tatum, and Zoe Bell — and that Tarantino and cinematographer Robert Richardson shot the movie in 70mm.
This poster shows John Ruth and Daisy Domergue, the shackled-together characters played by Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh. As the layout suggests, this is just be the first of a set of images presenting the full collection of eight hateful characters.
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Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: Sony has officially announced they will be releasing Stephen King’s Dark Tower directed by Nikolaj Arcel on January 13th 2017. The film is scheduled to go head to head with Fox’s animated film Boss Baby and Lionsgate’s Power Rangers movie.
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Last month brought the tragic and surprising news that Oscar-winning composer James Horner had died in a plane crash at 61 years old. It was certainly a crushing blow to the world of cinema that had been so touched by his incredible scores for films such as Titanic, Braveheart, A Beautiful Mind, Aliens, Field of Dreams and more.
At the time, it looked like his last two contributions to the big screen as a composer were going to be Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama Southpaw (in theaters this week) and the Chilean miner drama The 33, starring Antonio Banderas. However, we may hear even more new music from James Horner in the remake of The Magnificent Seven, because Horner secretly composed music for the film before he died.
Find out more about how James Horner composed The Magnificent Seven score already after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Do you prefer Westerns or martial arts actioners? Gritty dramas or medieval fantasies? The antebellum South or steampunk dystopias? Whatever your genre preference, you’ll probably find a bit of it in Into the Badlands, AMC’s completely batshit-looking new drama.
Loosely based on the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, Into the Badlands stars Daniel Wu as Sunny, a skilled fighter who takes a mysterious young boy (played by the majestically named Aramis Knight) under his wing in a land ruled by feudal barons. Watch the Into the Badlands trailer after the jump. Read More »