‘Under The Silver Lake’ Trailer: Andrew Garfield Adds It Up In Neo-Noir Thriller
David Robert Mitchell’s contemporary fever-dream thriller, Under The Silver Lake, is the latest from the writer/director of 2015 horror pic It Follows and 2010’s The Myth Of The American Sleepover. Andrew Garfield stars in the neo-noir story of a man searching for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood. Check out the first trailer above, set to the classic 1983 Violent Femmes tune “Add It Up.”
Sam (Garfield) is a… Read
Working Title Boards Satirical Novel ‘My Sister The Serial Killer’
EXCLUSIVE: UK production dynamo Working Title has optioned slasher satire My Sister The Serial Killer with a view to turning the upcoming book into a feature, I understand.
The debut novel of Nigerian writer Oyinkan Braithwaite follows a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has an inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. The Darkest Hour producer optioned the book and will produce it with Big Talk’s Nira Park and Rachael Prior. It’s early days and a screenwriter has… Read
China Film Industry To Be Regulated By Communist Party Propaganda Department
When China abolished the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television last week, state media said a proposed new body overseeing radio and TV management would fall directly under the State Council, i.e., more firmly under the thumb of the Communist Party. But a question mark was left over what was to become of film oversight. The situation is now gaining some clarity. A statement from China Film Group on Tuesday said film management will be… Read
As The Weinstein World Turns, Industry Asks: Who Is Lantern Asset Management?
Money comes to the entertainment business from all over the world and from every industrial sector. Oil, shopping malls, microchips and more have financed what the world watches on screens.
Still, even the savviest showbiz types have become more than a little curious about the identity of the Weinstein Co.'s potential savior: Lantern Asset Management. The Dallas-based company has put forward a $450 million offer ($310 million of it in cash) for the troubled assets of TWC… Read
Busy Sundance Producer Rachel Song Launches China Production Company
Rachel Song, the producer behind the Sundance Film Festival competition pics A Kid Like Jake starring Jim Parsons and Claire Danes and Nancy starring Andrea Riseborough, is opening up shop in her native China. She unveiled during Hong Kong’s ongoing Filmart the launch of XS Productions, which will focus on the development and production of Chinese-language film and TV projects with fresh creative talents and international appeal.
She will be president of the shingle… Read
No. 8 ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Box Office Profits – 2017 Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament
When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament for 2017, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources.
THOR: RA… Read
Bankruptcy Court Approves Weinstein Co.’s Plans To Keep Lights On, Employees Paid
A bankruptcy court judge in Delaware approved several interim measures today that will allow The Weinstein Company to continue to meet payroll and maintain business operations as it works through the sale of its film and television assets.
Judge Mary Walrath granted what are known as “first day” applications that accompany a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, which are designed to minimize the adverse effects of the proceeding until a company’s assets can be sold. She also… Read
‘Isle Of Dogs’ Review: Wes Anderson’s Weirdly Wonderful Canine Epic Is A Toon Worth Telling
No matter the subject matter, you can always count on Wes Anderson to come up with something unlike anything else out there. From his most recent Oscar-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel and past gems like Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic, Anderson’s movies may be an acquired taste for some but definitely belong on the must-see list for smart audiences. This also includes his occasional dalliances with animation, particularly the handcrafted… Read
Behind The MGM Shakeup Shocker! What Happened To Instigate MGM Chairman/CEO Gary Barber’s Ouster?
UPDATED 3:48 PM with more details: More information is coming to the surface about what caused MGM chairman and CEO Gary Barber to be ousted by MGM Holdings Inc yesterday. Sources with knowledge of the situation said it really came down to fighting about the direction of the company and a difference of opinion between Kevin Ulrich, chairman of the board of directors, and Barber. Ulrich did not want a sale and Barber thought it would be good to entertain offers for… Read
H Collective Lands Aaron W. Sala Horror Spec ‘The Beast’
EXCLUSIVE: In a preemptive mid-six figure deal, The H Collective has acquired the Aaron W. Sala's horror thriller spec The Beast. Busted Shark Productions' Sherryl Clark (Cloverfield, Super 8) will produce alongside The H Collective, who will also fully finance the feature. After a passenger plane goes down in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a woman finds herself washed ashore and the sole survivor on a mysterious island where she faces her worst fears.
A search for a… Read
‘Best F(r)iends’ Clip: Tommy Wiseau Makes Room For Another Cult Masterpiece In Bizarre Noir Thriller
EXCLUSIVE: It’s been about 15 years since Tommy Wiseau released The Room, which has since become a so-bad-that-its-good cult phenomenon that led to the critically acclaimed The Disaster Artist. Now Wiseau and his partner in crime Greg Sestero are back with Best F(r)iends, and based on the exclusive clip above, they are taking it to another level when it comes to serving us some disastrous brilliance.
Best F(r)iends touts itself as a Los Angeles-based noir thriller with… Read
Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon & Emily Mortimer Join ‘Honey In The Head’ Redo
Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon and Emily Mortimer will star in Honey In the Head, based on the German film Honig Im Kopf, directed by Til Schweiger, who is also aboard to direct the English-language remake. Nolte will play an Alzheimer's patient-turned-widower after 50 years of marriage. Dillon will play his son, an American born husband and father living in England suffering marital woes with his wife (Mortimer). Together, they raise their daughter. As the grandfather decides… Read