far from men trailer

Viggo Mortensen has had a busy couple years, though he hasn’t been doing Hollywood films. The Two Faces of January (trailer) and Jauja (trailer) have premiered recently in Berlin and Cannes, respectively. Now he’s got a third film hitting a major fest this year. In Far From Men, French writer-director David Oelhoffen started with the Albert Camus short story The Guest to create what is, in many respects, a western — just one set in Algeria during the revolution of the mid/late 1950s. Check out the Far From Men trailer below. Read More »

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Jennifer Lawrence Hateful Eight

You’ve seen Jennifer Lawrence hold her own in films as diverse as Winter’s Bone, Silver Linings Playbook, and the X-Men and Hunger Games films. Now she may get a chance to do some really grim work in the new film from Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight, in which stagecoach travelers pass a blizzard holed up in a Wyoming store, where tensions between them come to a violent head.

(The film might be called The H8ful Eight, depending on how seriously you want to take the trailer’s title card.)

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Young Ones Trailer

“From writer/director Jake Paltrow comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative that’s steeped deeply in the values of the American West.” I’m in. Did I mention that the film has a great cast? Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and Kodi Smit-McPhee lead this story. Watch the Young Ones trailer embedded after the jump.

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Hateful Eight poster

Last week, /Film broke the news The Weinstein Company would be including a teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight with Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The filmmaker has yet to start shooting the film, so many were curious would the trailer would entail. Well, now we know.

The trailer has been seen and while the video isn’t online yet (and likely won’t be, at least officially) a detailed description is ours to share. There’s no footage, just a selection of character names and roles and some country music.

Read the first Hateful Eight trailer description below. Read More »

Hateful Eight trailer release

By all accounts, Quentin Tarantino hasn’t even started to shoot his new film The Hateful Eight. There’s already a poster, however, and now there’s reliable info that a teaser trailer is in the can. Even better, several reports say that the Hateful Eight trailer release is set for next week, attached to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Trouble is, that’s probably the only place you’ll be able to see it for a while.

Sure, trailer news and rumors are somewhat lame, but when it’s word on a trailer for a film that we thought might never be made? We’ll take it, especially after the movie script was leaked, leading to the film being cancelled, then revived for a live reading.

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The Hateful Eight poster header

The last eight months have been an awfully bumpy ride for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight. First it was leaked, then cancelled, then revived for a live reading. Then over the weekend Tarantino confirmed the movie was back on for good, and now the first Hateful Eight poster has arrived to add that the film is coming in 2015. Hit the jump to check it out.

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Blood Meridian James Franco

James Franco directed an adaption of the Cormac McCarthy novel Child of God, which opens in some theaters on August 1. But Franco also wanted to adapt McCarthy’s novel Blood Meridian, and even Franco admits the book seems like an “un-filmable” novel. That didn’t stop him from trying, and a few years ago Franco shot a test reel for the project. This 25-minute reel features characters from the novel that fans will very much recognize. Notably, the Judge appears, played by Mark Pellegrino. The Kid is played by Dave Franco, and Scott Glen and Luke Perry show up, too, as Tobin and Glanton.

This is very much a test reel — a rough edit, and lacking any polished sound mix — but it’s interesting to see Franco explore this particular sequence at length. If this was ever made as a traditional feature, this whole sequence would likely be condensed in a significant fashion. Additionally, the cast here may not have ended up in the feature. Note to anyone unfamiliar with Blood Meridian: this is not safe for work. Read More »

Hateful Eight 2015

If you want to see a new Kurt Russell film, there’s one waiting for you on Netflix right now, as the streaming service has premiered The Battered Bastards of Baseball. The title of the film almost sounds like it could be a Quentin Tarantino sports picture. In truth, the doc is really about the scrappy and successful independent baseball team run by Bing Russell, Kurt’s father, in mid-’70s Portland.

But Kurt Russell could really be in the next Tarantino movie, as he’s still set to have a role in Tarantino’s western The Hateful Eight. Russell was part of the cast when Tarantino staged a live-read of the script’s first draft earlier this year. And while the writer/director had originally killed off plans to make the movie after the script leaked, he has seemingly revived his own interest in The Hateful Eight. Now Russell suggests that cameras will roll on the project early next year.  Read More »

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