Monday, September 10, 2012

More news...

Will the Star Trek sequel really be called "Star Trek Into Darkness"? Comingsoon has the scoop. Film comes out next summer.

Deadline reports that FilmDistrict will be distributing Spike Lee's Oldboy remake. Not that excited about this. I love you, Spike, but come on... Oldboy is a classic. Why is it that the only way for America to validate these classics is to remake them? If he does an interesting take on the material like with The Departed, that's one thing, but this just seems wholly unnecessary. Maybe he'll prove me wrong.

New Cloud Atlas poster:

and trailer:

BFI London Film Festival recently announced its lineup:

Official Competition
The inaugural Official Competition line-up, recognising inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking, includes four European premieres:

· Michael Winterbottom’s EVERYDAY
· Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa
· Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children
· Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths

Together with UK premieres of
· Michel Franco’s After Lucia
· David Ayer’s End of Watch
· Rama Burshtein’s Fill the Void
· Daniele Ciprì’s It Was the Son
· François Ozon’s In the House
· Cate Shortland’s Lore
· Pablo Larraín’s No
· Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone

Titles in consideration for the First Feature Competition recognising an original and imaginative directorial debut are:

3 European premieres
· Masaaki Akahori’s The Samurai that Night
· Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus
· Barry Berk’s Sleeper’s Wake

and 9 UK premieres
· Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild
· Tom Shkolnik’s The Comedian
· Maja Miloš’ Clip
· Gabriela Pichler’s Eat Sleep Die

· Sally El Hosaini’s My Brother the Devil
· Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighbouring Sounds
· Scott Graham’s Shell
· Andrey Gryazev’s Tomorrow
· Haifaa Al Mansour’s Wadjda

In the Documentary Competition category, in partnership with the Grierson Trust, recognising documentaries with integrity, originality, and social or cultural significance, the Festival is screening:

4 World Premieres
· Charlie Paul’s For No Good Reason
· Nick Ryan’s The Summit
· Sarah Gavron’s Village at the End of the World
· Greg Olliver’s Turned Towards the Sun

1 International Premiere
· Sébastien Lifshitz’s Les Invisibles

4 European Premieres
· Jay Bulger’s Beware of Mr Baker
· Shola Lynch’s Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
· Alex Gibney’s Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
· Amy Berg’s West of Memphis

3 UK Premieres
· Katja Gauriloff’s Canned Dreams
· Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns’ The Central Park Five
· Ulises Rosell’s The Ethnographer

Closing the Awards section is the prize for Best British Newcomer, in partnership with Swarovski, which highlights new British talent and is presented to an emerging writer, actor, producer or director. The recipient of this prize will also receive a £5,000 bursary, courtesy of Swarovski.

And lastly, Richard Linklater has wrapped shooting a sequel to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. It's entitled "Before Midnight" and of course Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy will star. They also had a hand in writing the script. Other exciting news is that it was filmed in Greece so if you were a fan of the first two films, there's another thing to get excited about. [deadline]

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