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Denis Villeneuve‘s career thus far has been marked by a desire to pursue original storytelling. From his breakthrough, Oscar-nominated “Incendies,” the filmmaker has climbed his way up the ladder, taking on a great scripts, and turning out unique, intelligent, and stylish films like “Prisoners,” “Enemy,” “Sicario,” and “Arrival.” But for the first time in his nearly three-decade career, Villeneuve is being lured by blockbusters. Continue reading Daniel Craig Reportedly Wants Denis Villeneuve To Direct Next James Bond at The Playlist.
One sure lesson to be learned from the relatively tepid reception and box office of “Detroit” earlier this summer is that wrangling racial flashpoints on-screen is no easy task. If Kathryn Bigelow faltered somewhat in her attempt, then we can safely call Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s “Kings,” a chronicle of the 1992 L.A. riots, an absolute face-plant. Starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig, Ergüven’s sophomore film is a tonal disaster, jerking from shrill melodrama to screwball comedy and always at the most inappropriate of moments. Continue reading ‘Kings’ Starring Halle Berry & Daniel Craig Is A Disastrous Faceplant [TIFF Review] at The Playlist.
In a world where intellectual property barely exists if it doesn’t exist in multiple formats across multiple platforms, the James Bond franchise remains a remarkable anomaly: longtime producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are basically interested only in making theatrically-released films about the iconic British spy. But Apple and Amazon stand poised to test the character’s potential on streaming and broadcast formats after joining the bidding war for rights to the series after Sony’s deal to produce 007 adventures expired in 2015 with “Spectre.” According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, the tech giants are courting longtime rights holder MGM for the rights to Bond, in an effort to anchor their respective ventures into content creation in one of the most enduring and beloved franchises in cinema history. Continue reading Watch Out Studios: Apple And Amazon Are Vying For James Bond Film Rights Too at The Playlist.
Neither film, however, could stop domestic summer revenue from continuing to fall as Hollywood and theater owners endured the lowest-grossing weekend of the year to date. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office
We know, you’re tired of hearing about it, and we’re tired of writing about it. It was only yesterday that Daniel Craig continued to demur about whether or not he was returning as James Bond, saying that “nothing is confirmed.” However, by the end of the night, he had a much more definitive answer. Dropping by “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to promote “Logan Lucky,” the actor finally got real about his future with 007. Continue reading Daniel Craig Now Says He’s Back For One More James Bond Movie at The Playlist.
The saga of the next James Bond movie seems to have no end. The one thing we can say with clear certainty, is that a new movie is officially scheduled for 2019. Beyond that, details are up in the air. There are plenty of rumors that the film will be called “Shatterhand,” and Yann Demange, Denis Villenueve and David MacKenzie are apparently on the shortlist to direct the movie. Continue reading Daniel Craig Says “Nothing Is Confirmed” For His Return As Bond at The Playlist.
Yesterday came the surprising news that the next installment in the James Bond franchise had been put on the calendar for 2019. However, the big question remained whether or not Daniel Craig would reprise his role as 007, particularly after a particularly grumpy press tour for “Spectre,” where it seemed he’d rather do anything else than play the iconic character again. Well, now we know. The New York Times reveals that Craig is set to reprise his role as James Bond, and once again drink his martinis shaken, not stirred. Continue reading Daniel Craig Is Back As James Bond at The Playlist.