African History Y

American History X director Tony Kaye has another piece of history coming our way – African History Y. Specific details about the film are still under wraps, but we now know the project twill star Djimon Hounsou. Kaye had a notoriously difficult time making American History X, clashing with star Edward Norton as well as studio New Line Cinema. The filmmaker tried taking his name over the final film, but was denied his request by the DGA. Instead, he disowned the project, calling it a “total abuse of creativity.” He’s bound to have better luck this time, though…right?

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tony kaye next film

Nearly a decade after his last feature film, Tony Kaye is returning to the director’s chair to helm the Civil Rights drama Civil. The British filmmaker, best known for his explosive 1998 debut feature American History X, will be directing a script written by Austin Wright and Adam Knox, which follows two men from opposite sides of the racial divide in the 1950s.

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2nd born

The end is nigh. Humanity’s reign of terror is almost at an end. Let the robot revolution begin! American History X filmmaker Tony Kaye has found the lead for his next film, and here’s the thing: it’s a robot. Kaye wants to cast a robot as the lead actor in his film 2nd Born, and also hopes the robot will get SAG recognition.

I’m not making any of this up, by the way.

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Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe aren’t the only former Harry Potter stars getting their post-Hogwarts careers on. After the jump, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton find new roles, along with Chloe Grace Moretz and Keira Knightley in this mostly British edition of Casting Bits.

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Tony Kaye got a reputation for being hard-headed during the production of American History X, and though he released the incendiary abortion documentary Lake of Fire in 2006, the years since American History X haven’t been easy for the director when it comes to narrative films. His movie Black Water Transit has been on the shelf for years now, and Kaye seemed like he might be a permanent resident of director jail.

But his new film Detachment is finally getting a release. The film stars Adrien Brody as a substitute teacher who may have more problems than his studens do. The supporting cast is big: Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, and James Caan, and Brody’s work seems like it might even be as good as the bold pullquotes that decorate the new trailer would suggest. Check out the trailer below and see for yourself. Read More »

American History X director/cinematographer Tony Kaye is in negotiations to direct an adaptation of Carsten Stroud’s novel, Black Water Transit. The film reunited Pulp Fiction stars Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, and is scheduled to shoot early April in New Orleans.

After a 16-year legal battle, Disney has lost the rights to Winnie the Pooh in a court ruling yesterday. I don’t know exactly what this means in terms of money, but it sounds like things don’t look for Disney.

Web phenomenon Lonelygirl15 will be starring a movie with Lindsay Lohan, according to cnet. Looks like Jessica Rose is going to the big screen. I wonder what will happen to Bree?

Ron Howard is looking to make an American version of Cache for Universal.