Martin Scorsese‘s current HBO series, Boardwalk Empire, is coming to a close soon, and he is now finishing the pilot for a show set in the decadent music scene of ’70s New York, but another plan is coming together to pair the filmmaker and cable network. Ashecliffe is the working title of a Shutter Island TV series that features a pilot script from Dennis Lehane, the author whose novel inspired Scorsese’s original film.
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Last week we reported on a set of directors who had petitioned film studios to help the ailing Kodak keep its motion-picture film stock division alive. Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Judd Apatow, and J.J. Abrams each lobbied studios to continue to buy film stock, leading to a deal in which studios will buy a set amount of stock each year. Now Martin Scorsese has chimed in with a letter celebrating film as a creative and archival medium.
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It is inevitable that Mike Tyson would punch his way to the big screen. Too bad the delivery method won’t be a film based on Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out (hey, it could happen) but a standard biopic will probably draw a crowd, too. Now just such a project is under way, and Jamie Foxx is set to play Tyson. The movie is in early stages of development; there’s not even a script. But Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street) is set to script. And because Foxx’s manager Rick Yorn is producing the film, we can expect that Foxx will stick around through the development process. Read More »
Many of us, in our preteen years, conceived stories in crayon and pencil, but most of us did not grow up to be among the most significant directors to work in the medium of film. Martin Scorsese did, of course, and that makes his preteen doodles a bit more interesting than most others. Here we have storyboards created by a very young Scorsese for The Eternal City, a Roman epic about “royalty in Ancient Rome,” for which he dreamt of casting Marlon Brando, Virginia Mayo, Alec Guinness, and Richard Burton. Read More »
Paramount Pictures, which released The Wolf of Wall Street last year, is now in talks to pick up US rights to the next Martin Scorsese film, Silence. Assuming the deal goes through, Silence would be released late next year, in November 2015. That would prime it for awards season, and a release window that is pretty much exactly what we’d expect to see for a film like this.
Scorsese has been poised to make an adaptation of the Shusako Endo novel for many years, with Silence long being among his tentative “next projects.” Now the movie has financing from Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Corsan Entertainment, and it will shoot soon in Taiwan with Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Ken Watanabe and Adam Driver in the lead roles. Read More »
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You may have heard that Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf Of Wall Street holds the record for the most F-bombs in a narrative feature film (the documentary “Fuck” obviously wins the all time record). ScreenJunkies decided to create a two-and-a-half minute cut of the film featuring only the F words said in the movie. But those jokers decided to focus on some of the less obvious f-words in the film, and not feature any of the movie’s record-breaking 506 F-bombs. Watch the The Wolf of Wall Street Just The F Words Edit supercut embedded after the jump.
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The best thing about the Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers are that the crew behind them actually like the movies they’re parodying. Their latest endeavor, The Wolf of Wall Street, shows plenty of reverence for director Martin Scorsese‘s hilarious yet disturbing story of excess. It points out much of what’s great about the movie while also poking fun at its pop culture relevance. It highlights co-star Matthew McConaughey beating Leonardo DiCaprio for the Oscar, the debut of Jonah Hill‘s penis, Scorsese’s love of DiCaprio, and how some audiences totally missed the point of the movie. It’s a super funny video. Watch The Wolf of Wall Street Honest Trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
The 2014 box office has not been kind so far to Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart. Teller’s That Awkward Moment had a disappointing opening this past weekend, while Eckhart’s I, Frankenstein completely bombed the week before that. But perhaps they’ll fare better when they join forces, with a bit of help from executive producer Martin Scorsese.
The pair are attached to star in Bleed for This, a biopic of boxer Vinny Pazienza being written and directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room, Prime). Teller will star as the athlete, while Eckhart will play his trainer. Learn more about Pazienza’s remarkable story after the jump.
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Even at 71 years of age, Martin Scorsese shows no signs of slowing down. He’s currently on the awards circuit with his masterful film The Wolf of Wall Street, and he will debut a new documentary in the coming months. Then he’ll follow all that with Silence, and adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel about Jesuits who attempt to spread Christianity in 17th century Japan. The film already has Andrew Garfield, Ken Watanabe and Adam Driver in key roles. Now Liam Neeson has joined the cast. Production will begin later this year. Read More »