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If you build it he will come

Posted by LiveFor on March 25, 2010

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So cool. Steve McQueen and his wife taking a sulfur bath

Posted by LiveFor on March 5, 2010


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Rob Zombie tackles The Blob

Posted by LiveFor on August 28, 2009

the-blob-remakeAfter reviving the “Halloween” series of films, Rob Zombie will next reinvent The Blob according to Variety.

Zombie will write, direct and produce a remake of the 1958 horror classic that launched the career of Steve McQueen. It was remade in 1988 and starred Kevin Dillon and Shawnee Smith. If memory serves it had a great death with someone being pulled down a plughole.

Production will begin next spring. It will be R rated and have a budget of $30 million.

Zombie’s deal to make “The Blob” his next film comes as Dimension opens “Halloween II,” the Zombie-directed sequel to his 2007 hit “Halloween.”

In the original “Blob,” an object from space crashes into a field, containing a red blob-like substance that absorbs the humans it contacts and grows exponentially. While Zombie was a fan of the original, he’s formulated a decidedly different take that he would not reveal.

“My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing — that’s the first thing I want to change,” Zombie said. “That gigantic Jello-looking thing might have been scary to audiences in the 1950s, but people would laugh now.”

“I’d been looking to break out of the horror genre, and this really is a science fiction movie about a thing from outer space,” Zombie said. “I intend to make it scary, and the great thing is I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to.”

Zombie has begun writing. He’ll follow the release of “Halloween II” with a new album and tour this fall and get the script done at that time.

The questions is if they are not going to use a big red blobby thing for the Blob what on Earth will they use?

Are you ready for another remake of The Blob? Should it be a horror comedy or hard sci-fi horror?

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Hunger DVD Release – Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on February 24, 2009

Trailer for upcoming DVD release of Steve McQueen’s raw feature, winner of Camera D’Or Cannes 2008. Story of the last six weeks of the life of the Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender).

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Hunger – Interview with director Steve McQueen

Posted by LiveFor on February 24, 2009

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UPDATED: BAFTAS 2009 – Updates as the results get announced

Posted by LiveFor on February 8, 2009

The BAFTAS are currently still going on but here are the results as they are announced.

Bafta fellowship – TERRY GILLIAM

Best Film – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Christian Colson

Leading Actor – MICKEY ROURKE The Wrestler He had the best speech of the night so far

Leading Actress – KATE WINSLET The Reader

Best Director – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Danny Boyle

Orange Rising Star Award – NOEL CLARKE Adulthood, Dr Who

Best Supporting Actor – HEATH LEDGER The Dark Knight

Special Visual Effects – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Eric Barba / Craig Barron / Nathan McGuinness / Edson Williams

Best Supporting Actress – PENÉLOPE CRUZ Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Outstanding British Film – MAN ON WIRE Simon Chinn / James Marsh

Best Foreign Film – I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG Yves Marmion / Philippe Claudel

Michael Sheen and David Frost presented the best original screenplay – IN BRUGES

Cinematography – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Best adapted screenplay – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film – STEVE McQUEEN Director/Writer – Hunger

Michael Balcon award for outstanding contribution to British cinema – Pinewood and Shepperton studios

Make up and hair – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Jean Black / Colleen Callaghan

Best Sound – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Glenn Freemantle / Resul Pookutty / Richard Pryke / Tom Sayers / Ian Tapp

Best Music – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE A. R. Rahman

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Steve McQueen Biopic on the way – Who could play McQueen?

Posted by LiveFor on January 14, 2009

Variety have the news that producers Michael Cerenzie (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead) and Christine Peters are bringing a Steve McQueen biopic to the bigscreen. They picked up the rights to Marshall Terrill’s biography “Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel.”

Word is that the film will cover McQueen’s Hollywood career, which began in 1956 with the film “Somebody Up There Likes Me.” It will also delve into McQueen’s offscreen love for motorcycles, fast cars and drugs. Then of course there are his three marriages, including his stormy relationship with Ali McGraw, as well as his battle against lung cancer.

All in all McQueens amazing life should make for a great film.

There is no director attached but Cerenzie has secured the cooperation of McQueen’s widow, Barbara Minty.

The big question is, of course, who could play Steve McQueen? Who has the acting chops to be the Cooler King? Over to you guys.

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Danny Boyle cleans up at the 11th British Independent Film Awards. Could Slumdog Millionaire win him an Oscar?

Posted by LiveFor on December 1, 2008

After Trainspotting and zombies, a teaboy millionaire is tipped to win Boyle an Oscar: Happy-Go-Lucky and Hunger are big winners at independent film awards

In Bruges Best screenplay

Slumdog Millionaire Best film, best director, most promising newcomer

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Best actress

An uplifting yet grimly realistic tale of a young chai-wallah scraping a life out of poverty was last night being talked of as an Oscar contender after it took three awards at the British independent film awards (BIFAs).

Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, the story of a Mumbai teenage boy who astounds all around him by doing well on the Indian Who Wants To Be a Millionaire quiz show, won best film, best director and best newcomer for its British lead.

In a night when honours were spread about, there were also three wins for Hunger, Steve McQueen’s unflinching portrait of Bobby Sands and the hunger strikes; two for Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky; and one for In Bruges, Martin McDonagh’s comedy about two Irish assassins sent to Belgium.

But Boyle was the talk of the night. The former artistic director of the Royal Court theatre is already on many pundits’ Oscar prediction lists after a film career which has seen him happily flip genres: from Edinburgh heroin addicts in Trainspotting to Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach to zombies in 28 Days Later.

Last night he was named best director at the BIFAs and Slumdog Millionaire was best film. The film’s young lead, Harrow-born Dev Patel – best known to British audiences as Anwar in E4’s Skins – won best newcomer.

Slumdog Millionaire, written by The Full Monty’s Simon Beaufoy, tells the story of a Mumbai street child. As he does well on the quiz show, flashbacks chronicle his life, the realities of which Boyle does not flinch from showing.

Boyle’s film, a third of which is spoken in Hindi, opens in the UK on January 9 but has already gone down well on the festival circuit and opened to fantastic reviews in the US.

A Rolling Stone critic said: “What I feel for this movie isn’t just admiration, it’s mad love.”

USA Today was similarly won over: “The beautifully rendered and energetic tale celebrates resilience, the power of knowledge and the vitality of human experience. Horrifying, humorous and life-affirming, it is, above all, unforgettable.” The Los Angeles Times declared it “the best old-fashioned audience picture of the year”.

The Turner prize-winning artist Steve McQueen, who represents the UK at next year’s Venice Biennale, won the best debut director award for Hunger and the film’s cinematographer Sean Bobbit, won best technical achievement. Leading man Michael Fassbender won best actor for his astonishing – not least in the 33lbs of weight he had to lose – performance as Sands.

Hunger is not a film for a cheery romantic night out. It shows the reality of the dirty protests in the Maze prison in stomach-churning detail. Nothing from the Sands story is stepped away from: the brutality, the torture and the alarming effects starvation has on a man’s body.

At the other end of the movie spectrum, Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky, which follows a relentlessly cheerful London teacher called Poppy, won two acting awards. Eddie Marsan won best supporting actor for his role as the crazed racist driving instructor, and Alexis Zegerman won best supporting actress as Poppy’s best mate, Zoe.

The well-fancied In Bruges, featuring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as a pair of chalk-and-cheese killers sent by their psychotic boss (Ralph Fiennes) to Bruges, came away with the best screenplay award for its writer and director Martin McDonagh. It was the playwright’s film debut.

Vera Farmiga won best actress for her role in concentration camp drama The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas, while the Israeli animation Waltz With Bashir won best foreign film.

At the ceremony in Old Billingsgate Market, London, special awards were also given out. The actor David Thewlis was rewarded for his outstanding contribution to British film, while Michael Sheen – best known for being able to pass himself off as Kenneth Williams, Tony Blair and David Frost – was given the Variety award.

It was the 11th BIFA ceremony, with the awards seeming to grow in stature each year. Co-directors Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, said: “It’s been another stellar year for independent film in Britain, as represented by the diverse spread of nominations across the board.

Source: The Guardian

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