Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
It only took 20+ years, but Martin Scorsese‘s Silence is finally coming to theaters next month. Ahead of the trailer’s premiere later this week, Paramount has unveiled the first Silence poster and a couple new Silence images.
Meanwhile, there’s a bit of bad news for another Scorsese project that’s been simmering for a long while. The Frank Sinatra musical biopic that he’s been developing on and off for the past several years is apparently dead, at least according to screenwriter Michael Chabon.
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Posted on Monday, March 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Were Frank Sinatra still alive, he’d be turning 100 this year. And it’s a testament to his immense talent, charisma, and importance that he’s no less beloved today than he was forty or fifty or sixty years ago.
The latest bit of Sinatra obsession is Sinatra: All or Nothing At All, a new documentary structured around the set list from his 1971 “Retirement Concert” in Los Angeles. Director Alex Gibney (Going Clear) weaves together a portrait from commentary by those closest to the singer, as well as archived interviews with Sinatra himself. Watch the Sinatra All or Nothing At All trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
We have a particularly murderer-heavy edition of TV Bits today, with news about Dexter, Hannibal, and The Killing. After the jump:
- Dallas, Veep, Rectify, and Orphan Black get renewed
- Vampire Diaries spinoff gets green light
- Julian Sands joins Dexter in mystery role
- Downton Abbey gets its first black character
- John Oliver will host The Daily Show this summer
- Bryan Fuller has Pushing Daisies movie ideas
- NBC affiliate axes Hannibal
- The Killing‘s new mystery will be solved within the season
- FX and Seth Rogen develop Bigfoot comedy
- Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Peter Berg team for HBO
- Alex Gibney will direct Frank Sinatra documentary
- The Arrested Development doc hits tomorrow; see more Season 4 stills
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Posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2012 by Angie Han
Hugo was Martin Scorsese‘s first foray into 3D, but given that that film was praised by many (myself included) as being among the best uses of 3D in recent years, it’s not surprising that the filmmaker is thinking of deploying that tool again for his next couple of projects. In a recent interview, Scorsese revealed that he’s “considering” 3D for a couple of upcoming projects — the Shusaku Endo adaptation Silence and his Frank Sinatra biopic. Of course, saying he’s thinking about it isn’t the same thing as confirming he’ll do it, but it’s an interesting possibility to think about as we look forward to his next steps. More after the jump.
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Martin Scorsese is still holding on to the idea of making a biopic about Frank Sinatra, and is talking more about his approach to the film. Quite a few names have been thrown out as possible Sinatras, but his dream team for at least one segment of the film would be to have Al Pacino playing Sinatra, with Robert De Niro as Dean Martin. Read More »
Martin Scorsese has added yet another film to his already overfilled plat of upcoming projects, but this one actually sounds like it could be all sorts of awesome. Universal Pictures and Mandalay Pictures have signed the Academy Award winning filmmaker to direct a biopic based on the life of Frank Sinatra.
Phil Alden Robinson is writing the screenplay, titled simply Sinatra. Robinson is probably best known as the writer/director of Sneakers and Field of Dreams, which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
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