Tag Archives: Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes Exits Disney’s Live-Action “Pinocchio” (Exclusive)

Pinocchio Sam MendesThe next James Bond movie still doesn’t have a director, but now that Mendes has a hole in his schedule, we wonder if he could re-team with Daniel Craig one more time so they could ride off into the sunset together.

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Sam Mendes to Produce “Beautiful Ruins” at Fox 2000

sam mendes excerptSpectre director Sam Mendes has boarded Beautiful Ruins, the adaptation of the book of the same name, as a producer and potential director.

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Disney Set to Make Live-Action “James and the Giant Peach” with Sam Mendes Possibly Directing

James and the Giant Peach ExcerptContinuing their successful trend of live-action remakes, Disney is now developing a brand new version of James and the Giant Peach. Based on the book by Roald Dahl, the studio first adapted it as a live-action and stop-motion combo in 1996, directed by Henry Selick. Skyfall director Sam Mendes is currently in talks to helm this new version.

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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn orphan befriends human-like bugs who live inside a giant peach, and together they trek to New York City.

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Sam Mendes Chosen To Head The Venice Film Festival Jury

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Director Sam Mendes will take the seat at the head of the jury table at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31 to September 10.

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THE VOYEUR’S MOTEL (SALES)

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A Colorado man named Gerald Foos, a lifelong voyeur, opened a hotel primarily so he could watch guests having sex, through ceiling vents. He fancied himself as an observer of human behavior, but he sometimes did more than observe.

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THE VOYEUR’S MOTEL (FILM RIGHTS)

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A Colorado man named Gerald Foos, a lifelong voyeur, opened a hotel primarily so he could watch guests having sex, through ceiling vents. He fancied himself as an observer of human behavior, but he sometimes did more than observe.

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The Male “Bond”: How 007 Connects To An Ever-Changing Society

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With Spectre going wide this weekend, we’re taking a look back at the various incarnations of Bond, from Connery to Craig, to break down why each version suited his respective times–in a tailored tuxedo, to be sure.

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Spectre — Trailer 2 (Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci)

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James Bond springs into action when a cryptic message from his past provides a gateway to the powerful, deceptive, and sinister organization known as SPECTRE, while M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive.

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Spectre — Trailer (Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci)

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James Bond springs into action when a cryptic message from his past provides a gateway to the powerful, deceptive, and sinister organization known as SPECTRE, while M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive.

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SPECTRE – TEASER #2 (Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci)

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A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind the organization.

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SPECTRE – TEASER TRAILER (Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci)

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

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SPECTRE — BEHIND THE SCENES FEATURETTE (Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw)

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

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THE MAGIC FARAWAY TREE (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps but takes place in the enchanted forest where The Magic Faraway Tree, which grows large enough to reach the clouds and contain small houses.

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Sam Mendes To Direct “Untitled James Bond 24 Project”

Have faith, he directed “Skyfall”.

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BEAUTIFUL RUINS (SALES)

Logline: Set in 1962, story revolves around an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later.

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TV Sales, Renewals, Cancellations, Greenlights And Deals (01.18.13)

A round-up of the week’s TV news!

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SKYFALL — OFFICIAL TRAILER #2 (Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem)

James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when something from her past presents a threat to MI-6.

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SKYFALL — ADELE TRAILER (Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem)

James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when something from her past presents a threat to MI-6.

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SKYFALL — INTERNATIONAL TRAILER (Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem)

James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when something from her past presents a threat to MI-6.

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RUMOR MILL – BEN WHISHAW + IMITATION GAME + WEINSTEINS = OSCARS!

HOW TO WIN AN OSCAR – THE IMITATION GAME EDITION

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SKYFALL — Trailer (Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem)

James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when something from her past presents a threat to MI-6.

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SKYFALL — TRAILER (Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem)

James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when something from her past presents a threat to MI-6.

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SPECTRE (SALES)

Logline: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

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CASTING BITS (10.28.11) Jim Carrey, Robert Downey Jr., Arnold Schwarzenegger and More!

The weekly roundup of feature castings you may have missed.

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BLOOD (MURPHY) (SALES)

Logline: Two policemen kill a murder suspect and are then plunged into chaos when they are forced to investigate their own crime.

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FRIDAY’S RUMOR MILL RECAP AND NEW DETAILS – (SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL, THE BOURNE LEGACY, PREACHER)

An attempt to recap, decipher, and predict the rumored starring roles of three of Hollywood’s looming blockbusters!

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HUNGER GAMES: The Lisbeth Salander of Directing Gigs

The shortlist of directors for Lionsgate’s upcoming first installment of the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel THE HUNGER GAMES has fast become the must-land hot spot for directors, much akin to how the race for the Lisbeth Salander role was for GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. The project, which is being given early hype due to an excellent sales count on the novel side of things, has also been being the praise of being “the next Twilight, but with an edge.” So, exactly who are the directors Lionsgate thinks can deliver…?

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LOST IN AUSTEN (SALES)

Logline: The story follows a fan of Jane Austen who lives in modern times and suddenly finds she has swapped places with Austen’s fictional character, Elizabeth Bennet.

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SKYFALL (SALES)

Logline: James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when something from her past presents a threat to MI-6.

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