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2010 Cannes Film Festival line up

Posted by LiveFor on April 16, 2010

No Inception and no Tree of Life, but some nice films showing and lots I’ve not heard of which is cool.

OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE
Robin Hood (US) – Ridley Scott

IN COMPETITION
Another Year (UK) – Mike Leigh
Biutiful (Spain-Mexico) – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Burnt by the Sun 2 (Germany-France-Russia) – Nikita Mikhalkov
Certified Copy (France-Italy-Iran) – Abbas Kiarostami
Fair Game (US) – Doug Liman
Hors-la-loi (France-Belgium-Algeria) – Rachid Bouchareb
The Housemaid (South Korea) – Im Sang-soo
La nostra vita (Italy-France) – Daniele Luchetti
La Princesse de Montpensier (France) – Bertrand Tavernier
Of Gods and Men (France) – Xavier Beauvois
Outrage (Japan) – Takeshi Kitano
Poetry (South Korea) – Lee Chang-dong
A Screaming Man (France-Belgium-Chad) – Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Tournee (France) Mathieu Amalric
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Spain-Thailand-Germany-U.K.-France) – Apichatpong Weerasethakul
You, My Joy (Ukraine-Germany) – Sergey Loznitsa

UN CERTAIN REGARD
Adrienn Pal (Hungary-Netherlands-France-Austria) Agnes Kocsis
Aurora (Romania) – Cristi Puiu
Blue Valentine (US) – Derek Cianfrance
Chatroom (UK) – Hideo Nakata
Chongqing Blues (China) – Wang Xiaoshuai
The City Below (Germany-France) – Christoph Hochhausler
Film Socialisme (Switzerland-France) – Jean-Luc Godard
Ha Ha Ha (South Korea) – Hong Sang-soo
Les Amours imaginaires (Canada) – Xavier Dolan
Life Above All (France) – Oliver Schmitz
Los labios (Argentina) – Ivan Fund, Santiago Loza
Octubre (Peru) – Daniel Vega
Qu’est-il arrive a Simon Werner? (France) – Fabrice Gobert
Rebecca H. (France) – Lodge Kerrigan
R U There (Taiwan) – David Verbeek
The Strange Case of Angelica (Portugal) Manoel de Oliveira
Tuesday, After Christmas (Romania) – Radu Muntean
Udaan (India) – Vikramaditya Motwane

OUT OF COMPETITION
Kaboom (US) – Gregg Araki
L’Autre Monde (France-Belgium) – Gilles Marchand
Tamara Drewe (UK) – Stephen Frears
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (US) – Oliver Stone
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (UK-Spain) – Woody Allen

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Abel – Diego Luna
Chantrapas – Otar Iosseliani
Draquila – L’Italaia Che Trema & Sabina Guzzanti
Inside Job – Charles Ferguson
Nostalgia De La Luz – Patrizio Guzman
Over Cities Grass Will Grow – Sophie Fiennes

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Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps – International Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on February 22, 2010

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Escape from New York – Remake gets a script

Posted by LiveFor on February 11, 2010

John Carpenter’s Escape from New York is a classic and deservedly so (we won’t mention Escape from LA). Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken is one of cinema’s greatest antiheroes. It is one of those films that still stands up today and you would be hard pressed to capture that kind of magic again.

Of course that means nothing to Hollywood who have been trying to get it remade for a few years now. Len Wiseman was set to direct it and Gerard Butler was rumoured to star as Snake. Things moved on and creative differences meant they were no longer attached and a workable script just didn’t seem to be possible. Everything put forward was just too expensive for the studios. John Carpenter also had a contract drawn up saying that in any remake the main character had to only be called Snake, always wear an eye patch, and, “always be a ‘bad-ass.” John Carpenter is always cool.

Scripts for the remake could never capture the essential bad-assedness needed for Snake. Until now.

Now Vulture have the news that writer Allen Loeb (Wall Street 2) has written a script has Snake Plissken as a bad-ass and is cheap enough for the studios.

Loeb nailed the humour in Plissken without slipping into camp, and he changed Snake’s rescue-mission target from a president to a female senator, thereby upping the banter quotient. But just as big a factor was economic: They found a much cheaper way to turn Manhattan into a giant prison.

This cheaper way was to keep the city in one piece, but the population evacuated.

This Manhattan was evacuated and turned into a privately run penal colony after the detonation of a crude radioactive dirty bomb on the outskirts of the city. “It is not a disaster movie,” says a source close to the project. “It is an exposé of an ecosystem, if you put a huge wall around Manhattan and then dropped in the most fucked-up, dangerous criminals on Earth.” This means New York will still be recognizable to audiences, à la I Am Legend, rather than an entirely new Armageddon Island.

Whack a great big wall around the place (CGI could take care of this) and there is your prison. I am not sure about changing the President to a female senator. Going to rescue the President (Donald Pleasance in the original) straight away told you how big a deal the mission was.

Like in the original movie, the authorities have set up shop in the Statue of Liberty (though this time it’s not the police, it’s a private, KBR-like security company), and now new prisoners are being processed through Ellis Island.

At least it sounds as if they have put a bit of thought into it all. Yet, it could so easily be terrible.

There is still no need for a remake, but it looks as if it is going to happen. Therefore, who should direct it, but more importantly, who has the balls to play Snake?

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – Poster

Posted by LiveFor on January 29, 2010

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Wall Street 2 – Photos of the cast by Annie Leibovitz

Posted by LiveFor on January 15, 2010


Vanity Fair have a preview of some lovely photos by the incredible Annie Leibovitz for Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.

First Showing have an update on the plot – Gekko (Michael Douglas) meets up with the “hungry young hedge-funder” Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf) who is also dating Gekko’s estranged daughter Winnie (Carey Mulligan – Doctor Who, An Education). Jake believes that his boss (Josh Brolin) somehow had a hand in the death of Jake’s mentor and they go after revenge.

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Wall Street 2 – Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf enjoy a snack while filming

Posted by LiveFor on October 8, 2009

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MovieWeb found some more on-set images of Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas from Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, which is currently filming and set for a 23rd April 2010 release. Click on the images below to see the full set of images from this Oliver Stone sequel.

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Gordon Gekko gets out of prison in Wall Street 2

Posted by LiveFor on September 25, 2009

geckoHere is good old corporate banker Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas)being freed from prison in the Wall Street sequel.

The scene was shot outside Sing Sing maximum security prison in New York state.

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, which also features the return of Sheen’s character, opens two decades later with Gekko being freed from federal prison.

Jacob, played by Shia LaBeouf, partners with the disgraced corporate raider for a mission to alert the financial community to the impending credit crisis.

Josh Brolin, Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon have all signed up.

Directed by Oliver Stone Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps is expected to be released in April 2010.

Thanks to Andy M for sending me the pic.

Source: Daily Mail

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Wall Street 2 – Michael Douglas talks about it on Ellen

Posted by LiveFor on April 30, 2009

Michael Douglas officially announces on Ellen that there be a Wall Street sequel, Wall Street 2. Oliver Stone will once again direct the film and the remaining cast has not yet been announced, but should be shortly.

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The Random – The Forgotten, Humpty Dumpty, Wall Street 2, McG vs Bay, Clash of the Titans, Gremlins 3, Flanimals, Star Trek,

Posted by LiveFor on April 29, 2009

– Producers John Wells and Don Murphy have optioned the rights to indie comic The Forgotten says The Hollywood Reporter. The comic centers on a man who, no matter what he does or whom he meets, is forgotten five minutes later. While it gives him great power and leeway as far as investigations and problem-solving, it leaves him incredibly alone. When the son of a long-lost friend is charged wrongly with murder, he uses his powers to get to the bottom of a conspiracy.

– Snakes on a Plane helmer David R. Ellis is in reports to direct the 3D sci-fi horror Humpty Dumpty reports Variety. The story follows a half-human, half-alien creature who embarks on a murderous rampage after his alien mother is abused by two rednecks in the Deep South. Billy Majestic penned the script and filming kicks off in September. Mark Ordesky is producing.

– Oliver Stone has officially signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to direct a sequel to the 1987 film Wall Street, according to Entertainment Weekly. Michael Douglas is also set to return as Gordon Gekko, a role which earned him an Academy Award. Shia LaBeouf is in talks to play a young wall street trader.

– The Michael Bay and McG fued escalates to schoolboy heights according to Men’s Style. “Michael Bay has a big cock,” McG says to Men’s Style. “But I’d like to believe mine is bigger.” McG smiles. “If he’s up for it, we can both reveal ourselves on the Spartacus steps at Universal and put the question to rest.”

– Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 21 Grams, The Aviator, Children of Men, The Number 23, and 30 Days of Night) is down to play Poseidon in Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans.

– Gremlins director Joe Dante tells Bloody Disgusting that while a third Gremlins movie or remake might happen someday, he won’t be involved.

– Universal Pictures’ Illumination Entertainment have announced that they are developing a 3D animated feature film based on the Ricky Gervais children’s book series Flanimals. Simpsons writer Matt Selman is working on the script based on the four volume series illustrated by Rob Steen. The books take readers to a “far, far away to a distant planet” inhabited by 50 species of “ugly and misshapen” creatures. Gervais will voice the lead character, a “pudgy, perspiring purple creature, goes on a mission to change the world.”

– J J Abrams explains to io9 why there is so much lens flare in his Star Trek reboot.

– Roger Donaldson (“The Bank Job”) is set to direct a screen adaptation of Seymour Reit’s novel The Day They Stole the Mona Lisa for Phoenix Pictures says Variety. The book centers on the theft of the world’s most famous painting from the Louvre in 1911. It was missing for more than two years before an Italian carpenter named Vincent Perugia showed up with the painting in Florence. The film will center on the conman who masterminded the theft.

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