The long-gestating Artemis Fowl adaptation has finally taken a big step forward. Kenneth Branagh has signed on to develop the sci-fi fantasy YA property, and is additionally attached to direct. Get all the details on the Kenneth Branagh Artemis Fowl news after the jump. Read More »
UK Film Council Funds New Films from Oliver Hirschbiegel, Nick Hornby, Andrea Arnold and Man on Wire Director James Marsh
Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Making a small film in the US means raising money by whatever means are necessary, but other countries actually support the arts. Crazy idea, right? I’m sure there are issues with how public arts funding is doled out in the UK, but I love the fact that small films from proven talent can get some public money to help them along. The UK Film Council recently released information on what films are receiving grants from the council this year, and there are some interesting details in the list.
Some of the projects — and the ones getting the most funding — are ones we already knew about, like Joe Cornish‘s Attack the Block and Mike Leigh‘s Another Year. But in the list of funded films there are also quite a few new projects or things that we’ve only heard rumblings about. Much more detail after the break. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
This isn’t a Twilight trailer. If that’s what you’re hoping for, move along.
Instead, this is the trailer for The Eclipse, a ghost story with a literary bent and a solid cast. Ciarán Hinds and Aidan Quinn duel throughout this trailer, focused as they are on the interest and affections of Iben Hjejle. Writing and directing is Conor McPherson, the playwright who made his name in cinema as writer of the crime comedy I Went Down. Read More »