New Films in Production

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Re: New Films in Production

#1851 Post by Matt » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:41 pm

Sounds like it will be an English-language production, so Gina McKee instead of Chiara Mastroianni or Emmanuelle Devos. Fair enough!


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Re: New Films in Production

#1853 Post by ianungstad » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:02 pm

Franco just needs to come out of the closet already. I saw the trailer for "I Want Your Love". Hopefully the porn is better than it looks. Whenever porn films try to incorporate the romance/love angle, it always comes across as phony. Trying to incorporate the inner emotional world through the physical act of sex has to be quite a challenge. I don't know that I've ever seen it done in a way that I would consider successful.

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Re: New Films in Production

#1854 Post by Matt » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:07 pm

I've only seen a rough cut of IWYL, but I wouldn't apply the words "porn" or "romance" to it. It definitely deals with different types of relationships (friends, lovers, acquaintances, neighbors)—including the sexual aspects of those relationships—and the blurring of boundaries between them. If you go into the movie expecting to see porn, you're going to be disappointed.

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Re: New Films in Production

#1855 Post by ianungstad » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:36 pm

Walter Hill announced at comi-con that he will write and direct a remake of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Seems like it will be an indie and is being made with the Aldrich Company.

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Re: New Films in Production

#1856 Post by ianungstad » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:10 pm

Community's Dan Harmon is teaming up with Charlie Kaufman on a stop motion animated film titled Anomalisa. It is an indie and they are trying to raise financing for the project on kickstarter.

I think kickstarter worked out pretty well for Paul Schrader's The Canyons. Best of luck to Dan/Charlie.

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#1857 Post by R0lf » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:59 am

ianungstad wrote:Walter Hill announced at comi-con that he will write and direct a remake of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Seems like it will be an indie and is being made with the Aldrich Company.
Now they just need FAYE DUNAWAY to play Blanche Hudson.

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Re: New Films in Production

#1858 Post by Matt » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:38 pm

If they actually want to make this remake interesting (and not just a retread of the original, the Redgrave sisters version, or the French and Saunders spoof), they'll cast the same actress in both roles. Guaranteed Oscar nom if it's done right.

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#1859 Post by knives » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:52 pm

Wouldn't that just turn it into a Morgiana redux? This is really well tread territory.

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#1860 Post by Mr Sausage » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:08 pm

knives wrote:Wouldn't that just turn it into a Morgiana redux? This is really well tread territory.
Yes, but it hasn't been tread recently, so $$$

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Re: New Films in Production

#1861 Post by eerik » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:06 pm

Pixar's sequel machine is now working at full speed. Finding Nemo 2.

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#1862 Post by tarpilot » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:23 am

I'm half-thankful, half-bitter that they're only sequilizing the Pixars I don't like

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Re: New Films in Production

#1863 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:03 am

I'm 100% thankful because I don't have to take it personally if it's bad. It's the Cars 2 effect. If this were Ratatouille 2 I would really be sweating it out.

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Re: New Films in Production

#1864 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:25 am

Don't you mean Rata-2ie?

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Re: New Films in Production

#1865 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:54 am

First images from and info about Pedro Costa´s segment of the Portuguese anthology Historias del Cinéma:
http://www.sentieriselvaggi.it/129/4733 ... 3%A4ki.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: New Films in Production

#1866 Post by ianungstad » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:07 am

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Dutch director George Sluizer has finally finished Dark Blood, the movie actor River Phoenix was working on when he died at age 23 of a heart attack on Halloween night 1993 outside the Viper Room in West Hollywood.

Sluizer will present the film for the first time at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht in September. It will compete for the festival's Golden Calf award. The Sept. 27 premiere will be in front of a special guest audience.

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the story last year that Sluizer was finishing the film he abandoned nearly two deacdes ago. The 80-year-old director secured postproduction and editing financing to complete the film from the Netherlands Film Fund as well as some cash via Dutch crowdfinancing site Cinecrowd.

Dutch production house Eyeworks helped Sluizer navigate the legal issues surrounding the film. After Phoenix's death, Sluizer confiscated the Dark Blood footage and took it back to the Netherlands. He kept it hidden, fearing, he said, that it otherwise might have been destroyed.

In the film, Phoenix plays Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. While he waits for the end of the world, Boy carves Katchina dolls that supposedly contain magical powers. His life is disrupted when a Hollywood jet-set couple traveling across the desert become stranded after their car breaks down. Boy rescues the couple and then takes them prisoner. Dark Blood also stars Judy Davis, Jonathan Pryce and Karen Black.

Sluizer is best known for his 1988 thriller Spoorloos, remade as The Vanishing (1993), starring Jeff Bridges and Kiefer Sutherland. Phoenix received an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in Sidney Lumet's Running on Empty (1988), played the young Indy in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and also starred in such films as Stand by Me (1986) and My Own Private Idaho (1991). He was the brother of two-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix.

In addition to the Dark Blood premiere, the 2012 Netherlands Film Festival also will screen a retrospective of Sluizer's work and will publish a book on the director's life.

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Re: New Films in Production

#1867 Post by Roger Ryan » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:33 am

I hadn't realized that Sluizer was 80 already and, according to him, not in the best of health which helped motivate him to finish DARK BLOOD. The death of Phoenix and the abandonment of the film pretty much derailed Sluizer's hoped-for Hollywood career. I'm curious how the film will play out.

Here's a trailer and a short interview with Sluizer discussing the project.

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Re: New Films in Production

#1868 Post by ianungstad » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:16 pm

Alejandro Jodorowsky just wrapped up production on his new film "The Dance of Reality". The film is supposedly autobiographical and he cast his son Adan Jodorowsky to play the role of a young version of his father. Hopefully with one film in the can, it will create some momentum to get his other projects off the ground. I really want that Jodorowsky/Lynch collaboration Kingshot! (They could drop Manson for all I care)

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Re: New Films in Production

#1869 Post by knives » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:22 pm

I'm just glad we've got anything new. With Moebius dead he doesn't have as many routes for expression as before.

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Re: New Films in Production

#1870 Post by stroszeck » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:23 am

A friend just emailed me this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1148205/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Ain't nothin sacred no more?

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Re: New Films in Production

#1871 Post by knives » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:32 am

It is no longer being called that plus it is technically a true story and therefore there is technically some more things that could be told, technically.

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Re: New Films in Production

#1872 Post by Alan Smithee » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:46 am

Pretty sure Lynch was just producing Kingshot. I'd still love to see it but don't expect his creative input. It seems like he's hinting at retirement even from his own films unfortunately.


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Re: New Films in Production

#1874 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:37 pm


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Re: New Films in Production

#1875 Post by bigP » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:42 am

Poster and a couple of images from Kim Jee-woon's Schwarzenegger vehicle The Last Stand. Based on the strength of Kim Jee-woon's recent films, I'm looking forward to seeing how he handles the Hollywood system, and indeed, to see if the Hollywood system can handle him without interference. The same goes for Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho, both working on their first major US productions this year.

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