Danny Boyle’s ‘Frankenstein’ Trailer

Danny Boyle‘s stage version of Frankenstein has been doing great business in London, and will soon have performances broadcast to cinema screens on March 17 and March 24. The play stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller, who switch between the roles of Doctor Frankenstein and the Monster each night. Here’s a trailer for the production which is a bit editing heavy, as it overlays each man’s performance over the other. But you can still see glimmers of what each actor offers in both roles. In addition, we’ve got a list of US theaters that will show the March 17 broadcast, after the break. Read More »

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Director Danny Boyle won’t be making a new film for the next year, because he’s got a National Theatre stage version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to direct in the UK, and then he’s got to work on pageantry for the London Olympics. The first ten weeks of Frankenstein are already sold out, but due to that success the production has been given a longer life, and tickets for performances into May will be on sale soon.

For everyone else, however, there is still a way to see Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, as an performance of the play will be broadcast to 375 screens around the world — 85 in the US — on March 17. Read More »

Thus far, the pairing of Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy has proven to be unstoppable. The writing/directing team already scored Academy Awards for their work on Slumdog Millionaire — for Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Adapted Screenplay, among others — and they’re currently in the running for a whole new batch of Oscars (Best Picture included) for 127 Hours. Now Beaufoy says he’s at work on his next screenplay — an adaptation of Toby Barlow’s darkly comedic horror poetry novel Sharp Teeth — and if he has his way, Boyle will be directing it. Learn more after the break. Read More »

Four days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announce their nominees for the 83rd annual Academy Awards, Fox Searchlight will be expanding Danny Boyle‘s 127 Hours, a visually stunning narrative retelling of one man’s battle vs nature starring James Franco. The film opened on November 5 and has since made just north of $11 million. At its widest expansion, the movie played on 433 screens. Starting January 28, though, the film will expand to 600 theaters because it’s expected to get at least a Best Actor nomination and possibly Best Director, Best Picture and other nominations as well. Read more after the jump. Read More »

VOTD: ’127 Seconds’

As people continue to pass out in theaters across the country watching the graphic, real life violence in Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, it’s about time audiences fought back, right? Since the film is so brutal and serious, there’s no better way to do that than to make it a punchline an the comedy troupe Dr. Cool Sex did just that with 127 Seconds. Check out the video after the jump but, from the image above, I think you get the jist. Read More »

Lot of small sequel rumblings and rumors are flying about, so let’s kick things off with one of the few bits that has a substantiated quote. Speaking to MovieMikes, Ernie Hudson says that Bill Murray is part of the holdup around Ghostbusters 3. “I know he really cares about his work,” the actor says, “which is probably why there hasn’t been another Ghostbusters as of yet. Dan and Harold are working on the script. If it happens we will see but Bill has been the hold up. His definition of good is a little bit different than everybody else’s.”

Fortunately, the balance of his work over the past few years (even factoring in stinkers like Garfield and Passion Play) Bill Murray’s definition of ‘good’ is pretty much…good. I’ll take a Bill Murray failure like City of Ember over Year One.

After the break, news and rumors on the long-rumored Trainspotting sequel, the Alien prequel(s) and Scream 4. Read More »

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In this mini-episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley review Danny Boyle‘s newest film, 127 Hours. Special guest Nathan Rabin joins us from AV Club. Check out Nathan’s newest book, My Year of Flops.

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One of the biggest potential remake projects of the past couple years was the much-derided Steven Spielberg / Will Smith version of Oldboy. Never mind that their film was said to be a new adaptation of the original manga, rather than a straight remake of Park Chan-Wook‘s widely praised (and quite excellent) film. The remake was proclaimed dead many months ago and fans cheered.

Did they cheer too soon? Pajiba has tweeted that Mandate Pictures is high on a new draft that Mark Protosevich is ready to turn in, and that it will go out to Steven Spielberg, Matthew Vaughn and, should they pass, Danny Boyle. Read More »

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