Author Archives: Edward Douglas

Why Even the World’s Greatest Directors Are Only as Good as their Scripts (Opinion)

SpielbergScorseseScottZemeckisSteven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese and others have had erratic filmographies in their later years, but it’s not because they’re any less talented as filmmakers.

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Are Film Festivals Really Helping the Independent Film Biz? (Opinion)

FestivalLogosEast Coast Editor Edward Douglas looks at the pros and cons of the festival circuit and if it really helps independent films find an audience.

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“A Quiet Place” Should Pull Off a Surprise Second Weekend Win over The Rock’s “Rampage”

AQuietPlaceBluntRampage will win Friday with $11.5 million including $2.4 million from Thursday previews, but A Quiet Place should still be able to steal a second weekend victory.

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Paramount Wins Rights to Bestselling “Aru Shah and the End of Time” as Possible Collaboration with Allspark Pictures

ParamountAruShahRoshani Chokshi’s bestselling novel tells the story of a 12-year-old girl who inadvertently releases a spirit bent on destroying the world unless she can stop it.

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LILY AND THE OCTOPUS (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)About the relationship between a man and his dachshund Lily using an octopus that attaches to Lily to grapple with ideas about illness, death and holding on (and letting go) to the pets we love.

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“Limelight” Club Owner Peter Gatien to get Memoir, Biopic Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

PeterGatienAlfonsoGomezRejonThe director of Me and Earl and the Dying GIrl will helm the biopic about the Canadian owner of some of New York City’s most notorious nightclubs in the ’90s.

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Sundance Fave “A Kid Like Jake” Gets a Touching First Trailer (Video)

AKidLikeJakeTrailerDirected by Silas Howard, the June 1 release stars Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer and introduces Leo James Davis as 4-year-old Jake whose parents are concerned with his/her gender identity questions.

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Disney-Pixar Releases an Exciting and Funny New “Incredibles 2” Trailer (Video)

Incredibles2Teaser2Elastigirl has a job as a full-time superhero leaving Mr. Incredible at home with the kids including a super-powered baby Jack-Jack.

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Bill Hader, James McAvoy in Talks to Join Jessica Chastain in New Line’s “It” Sequel

HaderMcAvoyItHader is in talks to play the adult version of Jaeden Lieberher’s Bill, while McAvoy would play Finn Wolfhard’s Richie. Plans are to start filming in Toronto this July.

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“The Rider” Filmmaker Chloé Zhao on Writing For and Working With Non-Actors (Interview)

TheRiderBOPZhao’s feature about a badly-injured cowboy, played by real-life cowboy Brady Jandreau, was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, and has played dozens of film festivals since its Cannes debut.

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Kristen Bell Joining STXfilms’ Musical Comedy “Fantasy Camp”

KristenBellSAGAwardsBell starred in STX Entertainment’s hit comedy Bad Moms and its 2017 sequel A Bad Moms Christmas with the Sid Karger-scripted Fantasy Camp returning her to her musical background from Frozen.

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Disney’s Live-Action “Mulan” Casts Two of China’s Biggest Stars

GongLiJetLiGong Li and Jet Li join the live action film based on the 1998 animated feature, which will be directed by Whale Rider director Niki Caro.

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David Leitch Directing Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham “Fast and Furious” Spin-Off

HobbsLeitchShawJohnson’s Hobbs and Statham’s Deckard Shaw are branching off from the blockbuster Universal franchise for a buddy action-comedy set in the same universe. Leitch’s Deadpool 2 opens next month.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s “Rampage” to Run Rampant at Box Office This Weekend

RampageTruthOrDareFriday the 13th should give a big boost to last week’s “A Quiet Place” and might keep “Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare” from completely bombing.

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Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett’s Big Plan Comes Together in New Trailer for “Ocean’s 8” (Video)

Oceans8TrailerSandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett do most of the plotting for a planned jewelry heist at New York’s annual Met Gala. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, James Corden, Sarah Paulson and many more.

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USA Orders “Bourne” Prequel Series “Touchstone”, Denis Leary Crime-Thriller “Erase” and Two More

BourneLearyMr. Robot creator Sam Ismael brings Ross Thomas’ Briarpatch to USA, while Meg Abbott adapts her own cheerleading novel Dare Me into an hour-long drama.

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Timothée Chalamet Becomes a Pot Entrepreneur as A24 Releases First “Hot Summer Nights” Trailer (Video)

HotSummerNightsBannerIn Elijah Bynum’s debut, Chalamet plays a young man who gets involved with selling drugs while trying to win the girl, in this case played by It Follows star Maika Monroe.

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2018 Cannes Film Festival Announces Line-Up with Spike Lee, David Robert Mitchell, Godard in Competition

CannesGodardBannerForty-four films have been announced so far with more films to be added for the 71st annual film festival which takes place from May 8 through May 19.

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“Chappaquiddick” Writers Taylor Allen, Andrew Logan on Separating Truth from Rumor (Interview)

ChappaquiddickWritersThe duo’s first produced screenplay unwraps the mystery surrounding a fateful night for Senator Ted Kennedy in 1969 that would affect the rest of his political career.

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“Rampage” Director Brad Peyton on Pairing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with Giant, Mutated Animals (Interview)

RampageDwayneGeorgeBased on the ‘80s arcade game, the filmmaker behind San Andreas continues his attempt at making “elevated genre” with one of the world’s biggest A-list stars.

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Ben Falcone Directing Wife Melissa McCarthy in Action-Comedy “Super-Intelligence” for New Line

McCarthyFalconeGettyIt will the fourth collaboration between the husband-wife team after the upcoming comedy Life of the Party, as they make another movie from a script by The Boss writer Steve Mallory.

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THE TOYMAKER’S SECRET (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMFollows an American family who move into an old Victorian house in London and begin to believe it might be haunted.

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Damian Lewis Playing Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in “Run This Town”

DamianLewisRobFordThe controversial Toronto mayor was caught on camera smoking crack cocaine, and he died in early 2016 from cancer.

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Jim Henson Company Adapting Stacey O’Brien Memoir “Wesley the Owl”

JimHensonWesleyThe touching tale of a biologist and the baby owl she took in and cared for is being adapted by Dolphin Tale co-writer Karen Janszen.

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Apple Wins Isaac Asimov “Foundation” Series from David Goyer, Josh Friedman

FoundationGoyerFriedmanThe series of science fiction novels have been influential on everyone from George Lucas to George RR Martin, but previous attempts to turn it into a feature film or television series have generally failed.

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AMC Greenlights Horror Series “NOS4A2” Based on Joe Hill Novel

AMCNOS4A2The series follows a young artist who discovers she has the supernatural powers to track an immortal that feeds off the souls of children.

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Peter Dinklage, Director Jon S. Baird Lined Up for Legendary Comedy “O’Lucky Day”

DinklageBairdDinklage will produce the comedy through his Estuary Films banner and is in talks to star in the comedy which presumably he will shoot after finishing Game of Thrones.

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Tony Gilroy, Brad Anderson Discuss Their Political Thriller “Beirut” Starring Jon Hamm (Interview)

JonHammBeirut2The screenwriter and director of the period thriller talk about how Gilroy’s script, written 27 years ago, was revived and revised for modern audiences.

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“Star Trek: Discovery” Adds Anson Mount for Second Season

AnsonMountGettyThe actor who recently played Black Bolt on Marvel’s The Inhumans will play a popular character that appeared both in the original Star Trek series and in J.J. Abrams’ first two movies.

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Ellen Shanman Adapting Ken Liu Sci-Fi Thriller “The Hidden Girl” for Studio 8

Studio8LogoThe prolific author’s short story first appeared in last year’s fantasy collection The Book of Swords, along with stories by George RR Martin, Robin Hobb and Garth Nix.

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