‘Isle Of Dogs’: Kunichi Nomura On The Asian Authenticity Of Wes Anderson’s Stop-Motion Canine Adventure
In Wes Anderson’s latest pic, Isle of Dogs, he continues to give his diorama storytelling whimsy to tell the story of a young boy (Koyu Rankin) in Japan looking for his lost dog after all the canine pets have been exiled to a garbage dump. The stop-motion animated feature has all the Wes Andersonisms expected from his arsenal of curio cabinet parable charm, but all of it is elevated by Kunichi Nomura, an actor-writer-radio personality that came on board as a co-writer to… Read
Megan Fox & Josh Duhamel To Star In DDI’s ‘Think Like A Dog’
Transformer stars Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel are reuniting for the family film, Think Like A Dog, written and directed by Gil Junger (10 Things I Hate About You). The pic, which hails from Double Dutch International, follows 12-year- old tech prodigy, Oliver, whose science fair experiment goes awry and creates a telepathic connection between himself and his dog, Henry. The connection brings them even closer as the duo join forces to comically overcome complications of… Read
‘Motherless Brooklyn’ Building Fire Claims Life Of New York City Firefighter
UPDATED with video: A New York City firefighter died last night in a blaze at the Harlem apartment building being used as the set for the Edward Norton film Motherless Brooklyn.
“Our city lost a hero tonight,” New York mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted today. “Firefighter Michael R. Davidson was a 15-year veteran of @FDNY. The prayers of 8.5 million New Yorkers are with his wife, his four children and his loved ones.”
The fire started around 11 PM Thursday at the five-story… Read
Cannes Nixes Press Screenings Ahead Of Evening World Premieres & Officially Bans Selfies
Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux says there will be no press screenings ahead of the evening red carpet premieres at this year’s event. He's also confirmed to Deadline that there will be no selfies on the red carpet — something the festival has previously evoked a distaste for but has officially banned for the first time.
Fremaux discussed the changes in an interview with French trade magazine Le Film Français, which was published today (in French).
In a move… Read
Cate Blanchett Speaks Out On Woody Allen Allegations: “I Don’t Think I’ve Stayed Silent At All”
Cate Blanchett is the latest actor to speak out about allegations aimed at Woody Allen, telling CNN she didn’t know about the claim of abuse leveled at the filmmaker when they worked together. Blanchett, who won a best actress Oscar for her role in Allen’s 2013 drama Blue Jasmine, was asked during the network’s Amanpour show how she could marry being a #MeToo supporter with “staying silent” about working with the director. The actress replied, "I don't think I've stayed… Read
Former BBC & FA Boss Greg Dyke To Replace Mike Leigh As Chairman Of London Film School
Greg Dyke, the former Director General of the BBC, is to replace filmmaker Mike Leigh as Chairman of the London Film School. Mr. Turner director Leigh stepped down this week after 18 years in the role.
Dyke, who will assume the role of Chair next month, takes over at a time of flux at the prestigious venue, whose alumni include Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Duncan Jones, Tak Fujimoto and Leigh himself. The LFS has been trying to relocate from its Covent Garden home for some… Read
‘Sherlock Gnomes’ Review: It’s No Mystery Why This Lazy Animated Sequel Is Just For Kids
Executive producer Elton John’s imprint is all over Sherlock Gnomes, the sequel to his 2011 animated effort, Gnomeo & Juliet, a cutesy toon take on Shakespeare that inevitably has sparked another literary-inspired sequel riffing on the legend on Britain’s most famous investigator, Sherlock Holmes. You can almost see the committee meeting to decide where to go next: "Hey, what rhymes with gnomes? Oh wait. Holmes! Let’s do it and just figure out some sort of story to go… Read
DOJ’s Lead Witness Against AT&T Knocks Time Warner Deal But Gets Grilled: “You Should Have Done Some Homework”
The government's lead witness in the Department of Justice lawsuit against AT&T derided an arbitration offer designed to show good faith to cable programmers as it looks to close its $85 billion acquisition of Turner parent Time Warner. In his relentless cross-examination, defense attorney Daniel Petrocelli scoffed that she “should have done some homework” before testifying.
Suzanne Fenwick, VP of content acquisition for Cox, said an offer to allow any carriage disputes… Read
Actor Anton Yelchin’s Family Settles Wrongful Death Suit Against Fiat Chrysler
Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin’s parents have settled their lawsuit against the makers of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV that crushed and killed their son in 2016.
Terms were not disclosed on the settlement, which was filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court. There are reports that the settlement will go to the Anton Yelchin Foundation and to the filming of a documentary on the young actor’s life.
Victor and Irina Yelchin sued Fiat Chrysler because the Cherokee model… Read
Brandon Flynn, Julia Goldani Telles & Ki Hong Lee To Topline Dark Comedy ‘Looks That Kill’ For American High
EXCLUSIVE: Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), Julia Goldani Telles (The Affair), and Ki Hong Lee (Maze Runner franchise) are set to lead the American High’s third feature, Looks The Kill, the feature directorial debut from Kellen Moore, who also penned the screenplay. Will Phelps, Glen Trotiner, Austin Sepulveda, and Jeremy Garelick are producing the pic, which will go before cameras this month.
The film tells the story of sixteen-year-old Max Richards who is forced to live… Read
Fox Searchlight Giving Movie Treatment To Choreographer Alvin Ailey
EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight has closed a deal to develop a film based on the life and work of Alvin Ailey, a groundbreaking figure in American culture and one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century. The project is fully supported by the Ailey organization, which controls the rights to Ailey's choreography.
Fox Searchlight and the producers will be working closely with Artistic Director Robert Battle and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison, to bring… Read
No. 6 ‘Wonder Woman’ 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.
WONDER W… Read