Posts Tagged ‘news’

Netflix Pacts for Original Canadian Thriller Series ‘Between’

October 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Netflix has cut a three-way deal for original survivalist thriller series “Between,” under which the streaming service will premiere it alongside its debut on Canadian TV and subscription VOD. The first season of “Between,” with six hour-long episodes, will premiere on Rogers Broadcasting’s City stations and Canadian SVOD service Shomi as well as on Netflix... Read more

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Fox Trims ‘Mulaney’ to 13 Episodes

October 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It looks like there will be a little less “Mulaney” than originally planned. Fox has cut the new comedy from 16 episodes to 13. The call came as the series wrapped production on its 13th episode, before it started its 14th. A rep for the Lorne Michaels-produced show clarified that “Mulaney” will stay in its... Read more

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Russian Oscar Entry ‘Leviathan’ Takes Top Prize at London Film Fest

October 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It may have received only a screenplay award at Cannes, but Andrei Zvyagintsev’s stinging satirical drama “Leviathan” came out on top at the 58th BFI London Film Festival. At a lavish awards dinner in Westminster’s Banqueting Hall, the Russian critical favorite was presented with the festival’s sixth annual Best Film prize by this year’s jury... Read more

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Watch: Chris Hemsworth in First ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ Trailer

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“We were headed for the edge of sanity, like we were apparitions, phantoms,” Brendan Gleeson narrates over haunting vfx in the first trailer for Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea.” “Trust gave way to doubt. Hope to superstition.” Chris Hemsworth battles a bull sperm whale — and personal demons — in the movie... Read more

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Christopher Nolan: ‘Interstellar’ More Akin to ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Than Batman Movies

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The enigma that is the space odyssey “Interstellar” will get solved when the film hits theaters in November, but until then, Christopher Nolan has revealed a few clues. The director divulged in a cover story for Entertainment Weekly that the movie is more comparable to the Stanley Kubrick classic “2001: A Space Odyssey” than his... Read more

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‘Ten Commandments’ Sphinx Unearthed After 91 Years

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Archaeologists have rediscovered a 15-foot-tall, 91-year-old giant sphinx used as a prop in “The Ten Commandments” hidden in the sand dunes of Guadalupe, Calif., Live Science reports. The plaster sphinx was one of 21 featured prominently in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 epic. The legendary director remade the silent film in 1956, starring Charlton Heston as... Read more

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Robert Rodriguez Sues Over Unpaid $7.7 Million for ‘Sin City 2,’ ‘Machete Kills’

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has sued the financers of “Sin City 2″ and “Machete Kills,” alleging non-payment of $7.7 million. The suit was filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday by Rodriguez and his affiliate companies against Sergei Bespalov, Marina Bespalov, Maddartico Limited, Vrelonovama LLC, Aldamisa Entertainment and SC2 Productions. It alleged breach of contract... Read more

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IFC Buys Ethan Hawke’s Drone Warfare Movie ‘Good Kill’ for U.S.

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Ethan Hawke’s drone warfare drama “Good Kill,” seven weeks after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film, directed by Andrew Niccol from his own script, also stars January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood, and Jake Abel. Producers are Nicolas Chartier and Zev Foreman of Voltage... Read more

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Lifetime Cancels ‘The Lottery’

October 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The world of “The Lottery,” Lifetime’s scripted series set in a dystopian future that dealt with the threat of human extinction, has come to an end. Sources confirm that the cabler has pulled the plug on the project after one season. The 10-episode series, which hailed from “Children of Men” co-writer Timothy J. Sexton and was... Read more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix Partner on ‘Virunga’ Release

October 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way Productions shingle have partnered with Netflix on the release of “Virunga,” the documentary about endangered gorillas on the Congo that the digital network acquired exclusive subscription-video rights to in July. DiCaprio will serve as an executive producer on the film, which is slated for release on November 7 in... Read more

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