New Films in Production, v.2

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#251 Post by Brian C » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:14 pm

Sometimes I wish I was stupid rich just so that I could lure unsuspecting filmmakers into my office with hopes of funding, only for me to laugh in their stupid faces.

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#252 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:38 pm

Paramount just seems like a mess, with exceptions like Arrival and Fences seeming to pass by.

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#253 Post by beamish13 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:55 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:Paramount just seems like a mess, with exceptions like Arrival and Fences seeming to pass by.
Like MGM, Paramount is running on fumes these days, and it wouldn't surprise me if Viacom eventually sold off the whole thing.


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#255 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:22 pm

Ten years after the Savages, Tamara Jenkins is finally back with Private Life

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#259 Post by Magic Hate Ball » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:21 pm

I'll be severely disappointed if that isn't just 90 minutes detailing Casey Affleck going into the ocean in a boat and shooting a fish in the head.

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#260 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:26 am

Kechiche's followup to Blue is the Warmest Color has become two films in the edit and he's been legally blocked from completing the edits by his funders

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#261 Post by The Narrator Returns » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:47 pm

domino harvey wrote:Edgar Wright to direct adaptation of YA book Grasshopper Jungle -- If you are not familiar with the source text, it is simultaneously the most insane book to try to describe and yet it's all surprisingly intuitive in its normative weirdness (for lack of a better term) if you actually read it. I can't imagine anyone better to capture the tone than Wright
Three years and one Wright film later, it finally looks like Wright will be making the film, with New Regency backing it

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#263 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:28 pm

domino harvey wrote:John C Reilly as Oliver Hardy
Holy crap, how good does he look....
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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#264 Post by Brian C » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:50 pm

I dunno, to me he looks like a guy wearing pounds of makeup. Not as bad as Anthony Hopkins in HITCHCOCK, but still not at all natural.


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#266 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:28 pm

Paul Verhoeven toning things down a bit with a drama about the persecution of a lesbian nun in the 1600s.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#267 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 19, 2017 7:57 am

Despite the cast, Carruth's film still hasn't managed to get off the ground according to Tom Holland. A 200 page script probably didn't assuage investors

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#268 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:35 pm

Borg/McEnroe, never thought I'd use "Shia LeBeouf" and "perfect casting" in the same thought, but there you go.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#269 Post by willoneill » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:09 am

James Mangold to direct a remake of Disorder. Maybe he'll make a version that isn't dull and inconsequential.


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#272 Post by knives » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:19 am

To the surprise of no one.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#273 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:43 am

Their existent slate in that article could be tl;dr-ed as "A fool and their money are soon departed"

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#274 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:21 pm

It's a matter of moments before they shut the door on the whole operation.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#275 Post by dadaistnun » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:01 am

Variety reports on two new Todd Haynes projects: a Velvet Underground documentary, and an Amazon limited series that will "“re-examine a figure who maybe we forget how radical they were in their thinking because they were so incorporated into our culture and outlook as a modern society."

Haynes doesn't say who the subject of the Amazon series is, but when I saw him at a Q&A for I'm Not There back in 2008, someone asked him what his next film would be about and he said (in an admittedly somewhat joking tone, and I'm paraphrasing here), "Oh, I don't know, something easy like Freud."

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