Since 2016, Paramount Pictures has been interested in producing a new version of The Saint, which began as a series of novels before becoming a TV series starring future James Bond actor Roger Moore and then a big budget movie in 1997 starring Val Kilmer. Now Paramount has finally found its The Saint remake director: Dexter Fletcher, the filmmaker behind last year’s Elton John musical Rocketman.
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On the February 18, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Leigh Whannell’s Escape from New York remake, The Saint reboot director, and Martin McDonagh’s new movie. Read More »
Update: In a piece for Variety reflecting on her experience interpreting for Bong Joon-ho over the past several months, Sharon Choi says she is not, in fact, writing a movie about awards season. Here’s an excerpt:
Empathy bridges the gap between the perpetual “others.” And to feel a little less lonely is why I want to be a storyteller. And no, I am not writing a feature on the awards season. This is a deeply personal experience I’ve yet to process, and it will find another time to seep into my stories. The one I am writing about is a small story set in Korea that’s close to my heart because, as director Bong quoted the sincere words of Martin Scorsese, “the personal is the most creative.”
You can read the entire piece here. Our original article follows.
Sharon Choi has been along for Parasite‘s wild ride for months, from it unanimously winning the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival to its historic win at last night’s Academy Awards. The 25-year-old aspiring filmmaker has been serving as Parasite co-writer/director Bong Joon-ho’s interpreter this entire time, and now a new report says that Choi is currently writing a feature length script set during awards season. Count me in. Read More »
In this edition of Theme Park Bits:
- Animal Kingdom prepares a multi-day Earth Day celebration.
- The expansion of Disney monorails may soon pause.
- And more!
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Three years after he shook up Hollywood and swept Oscar season with his 2017 hit Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, director Martin McDonagh is heading back home for his next film. In more ways than one: The British-Irish director’s next film, which will take place in his native Ireland, will reunite McDonagh with his In Bruges stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. The film will follow two lifelong friends in Ireland whose friendship comes to an abrupt halt.
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Graham Denman’s feature debut has all the makings of contemporary commentary on the filmmaking industry with a murderous twist. Horror fans always rave about well-executed practical effects, but why stop with warehouse replicas of exploding heads? Greenlight is about a director’s dream opportunity, except the last death in his picture – according to producers – must be a real execution. Are you willing to extinguish human life as a trade for your start in an already cutthroat and ruthless industry? Can’t make an omelet without tossing aside a few corpses as they say (or something along those lines).
Today on /Film we have an exclusive clip that features filmmaker Jack Archer (played by Chase Williamson) as he gets the bizarre news.
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The King Kong that most audiences are familiar with today is probably Peter Jackson’s remake from 2005. But the original King Kong from 1933 is a much bigger milestone in cinematic history, bringing a larger than life story to the big screen with old school movie tricks and special effects. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing the classic film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, there’s no better way to see it than on the big screen. Thankfully, Fathom Events is re-releasing King Kong in theaters next month for the first time in nearly 65 years. Read More »
After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2019, the indie coming of age comedy Big Time Adolescence starring Pete Davidson and Griffin Gluck is finally coming to select theaters and Hulu. It’s been a longer road than usual for the Sundance selected movie that received warm reviews early last year, but we’re glad it’s finally getting released next month. Watch the red band Big Time Adolescence trailer below. Read More »
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Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch director Joe Dante is feeding fans of the furry creatures with the confirmation that he will be consulting on the upcoming HBO Max animated prequel series, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. The filmmaker revealed to what degree he will be consulting on the series, which is set in 1920s Shanghai and will follow Mr. Wing, the shopkeeper from the first movie, as he first discovers Gizmo the Mogwai.
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Jurassic World 3 is very close to the start of production. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard were recently joined by returning cast members Jake Johnson and Omar Sy from the original Jurassic World, and now director Colin Trevorrow is showing off a completed animatronic baby dinosaur from behind the scenes of the blockbuster sequel. Read More »