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Prolific Filmmaker Alan Parker Passes Away at 76

Prolific Filmmaker Alan Parker Passes Away at 76

Alan Parker, director of such diverse hits as Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone, Fame, Angel Heart, Pink Floyd – The Wall, Mississippi Burning, and The Commitments, passed away on the 31st of July after a long illness He was 76 years old.[caption id="attachment_1245287" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Director ALAN PARKER at the Los Angeles premiere of his new[...]

The Mandalorian Season 2: Robert Rodriguez Set to Direct [REPORT]

"The Mandalorian" Season 2: Robert Rodriguez Set to Direct [REPORT]

Disney +'s The Mandalorian is set to return for a second season in October 2020 with Jon Favreau back in charge, and viewers are already counting the days down - especially now that filming has wrapped.Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon) has been talking about the possibility of his Darksaber-wielding bad guy making a turn towards the[...]

The Mandalorian Season 2: Dave Filoni Directing Return Confirmed

"The Mandalorian" Season 2: Dave Filoni Directing Return Confirmed

Jon Favreau's back in charge for the second season (set to return in October 2020), looks like WWE pro-wrestler Sasha Banks hasa part this season, Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon) believes his Darksaber-wielding bad guy could make a turn towards the light in the near future, and that writer/director James Mangold (Logan & Ford v Ferrari)[...]

Kung Fu: Star Trek: Picard Director Hanelle Culpepper to Direct Co-EP CW Pilot

"Kung Fu": "Star Trek: Picard" Director Hanelle Culpepper to Direct, Co-EP CW Pilot

Kim and Martin Gero's reimagining of '70s cult actioner Kung Fu has signed high-profile director Hanelle Culpepper (Star Trek: Picard, Mayans MC) to direct and co-executive produce the CW pilot Jon Prasida (Hiding), Shannon Dang (The L Word), Eddie Liu (Silicon Valley), Tzi Ma (The Man In the High Castle), Kheng Hua Tan (Crazy Rich[...]

Wheres My Biopic Director Dorothy Arzner [OPINION]

Where's My Biopic? Director Dorothy Arzner [OPINION]

She is the first female director in the Hollywood system also having a hand at editing and writing Despite having only 20 films to her credit, Arzner launched the careers of some of the industry’s most talented actors.[caption id="attachment_1134050" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Paramount[/caption] Natural Talent Without Arzner, we may not have heard of Katherine Hepburn, Rosiland Russell, and[...]

Wonder Woman 1984 Director Patty Jenkins Inks Exclusive Netflix TV Deal

"Wonder Woman 1984" Director Patty Jenkins Inks Exclusive Netflix TV Deal

As "fun conspiracy theories" go, we think we have a pretty good one: the good-natured back-n-forth "jabbing" between American Horror Story co-creator (and Netflix-exclusive) Ryan Murphy and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins over the use of "1984" in the titles of their respective upcoming projects was what got the ball rolling Whatever the case, Jenkins[...]

Westworld Director Will Helm First Two Wheel of Time Episodes at Amazon

'Westworld' Director Will Helm First Two 'Wheel of Time' Episodes at Amazon

Okay yes, we could make all the jokes about just how long of a slog the original Robert Jordan (later finished by Brandon Sanderson) series actually is being indicative of the series taking it's sweet Two Rivers time, but, we're happy to report news about the show.According to showrunner Rafe Judkins (by way of Deadline), Westworld director Uta Briesewitz is on board[...]

Black Lightning Producer Salim Akil Sued for Domestic Violence Breach of Contract

Black Lightning Producer Salim Akil Sued for Domestic Violence, Breach of Contract

Black Lightning producer Salim Akil has been named in a lawsuit filed by Amber Dixon Brenner on November 20, 2018, with the actor alleging she had a years-long “physically and sexually abusive relationship” with the producer-director Brenner is also suing Akil for breach of contract over a script Brenner claims she wrote and Akil used for his[...]

Five Nights at Freddys: Harry Potters Chris Columbus to Write/Direct Film

Five Nights at Freddy's: Harry Potter's Chris Columbus to Write/Direct Film

[caption id="attachment_791515" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Harry Potter director Chris Columbus is set to trade in horcruxes and dementors for pizza boxes and homicidal animatronic animals, signing on to write, direct and produce Blumhouse’s big-screen adaptation of Scott Cawthon’s popular video game franchise Five Nights at Freddy’s.Blumhouse landed the rights in March 2017 after New[...]

La La Lands Damien Chazelle Lands New Series at Apple

La La Land's Damien Chazelle Lands New Series at Apple

[caption id="attachment_782066" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Looks like La La Land’s Damien Chazelle will be stepping out on the town with someone other than Netflix, with the award-winning director/screenwriter/producer receiving a direct-to-series order by Apple for a new dramatic series While details on the series are still under wraps, Chazelle will write and[...]

Vida: Starz Casts Mishel Prada Four More In New Drama Series

Vida: Starz Casts Mishel Prada, Four More In New Drama Series

Production on Starz's upcoming drama series Vida took a major step forward this week as the cable network new cast members to join previously-cast Melissa Barrera in the new half-hour series. Mishel Prada, Karen Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda, and Maria Elena Laas have been cast as series regulars; with Tanya Saracho serving as showrunner, […]

Pet Sematary Climbs Out Of The Grave At Paramount

Pet Sematary Climbs Out Of The Grave At Paramount

It's a somewhat surprising move, given that It director Andy Muschietti had recently expressed a strong interest in picking up the project himself.Jeff Buhler and David Kajganich have written the screenplay, and Alexandra Loewy is executive producing.This new project would be the second film adaptation of King's 1983 novel The first film was released in 1989[...]

James Bond Producer Would Consider A Female Director

James Bond Producer Would Consider A Female Director

We already know that such a casting jump isn't going to happen with this movie, since Daniel Craig is already confirmed to return, but the opportunity does exist that we could get a woman in the director's chair behind the camera Longtime James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli recently did an interview for her new movie Film[...]

Director Taika Waititi Says Thor: Ragnarok Is His Thor 1

Director Taika Waititi Says 'Thor: Ragnarok' Is His 'Thor 1'

When Taika Waititi decided to take on the challenge of directing the third Thor movie, he knew he needed to approach it in a different way. Thus far, the two previous Thor movies haven't been particularly great films on their own and have mostly gotten by on the charisma of their lead actors and actresses. […]

Acclaimed Actor/Playwright/Director Sam Shepard Dies At 73

Acclaimed Actor/Playwright/Director Sam Shepard Dies At 73

Variety is reporting that acclaimed actor, screenwriter and director Sam Shepard has passed away at age 73, following complications from his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) A spokesperson for Shepard's family confirmed that the actor/screenwriter/director died on Thursday at his home in Kentucky.Born Samuel Shepard Rogers III but known professionally as Sam[...]

The Fight Is On Godzilla Vs. Kong Finds Its Director

The Fight Is On! Godzilla Vs. Kong Finds Its Director

Kong as they have signed on Adam Wingard as director His previous works have been a range of lower-budget independent horror films, with V/H/S and it's sequel being the best known.King Kong and Godzilla both represent some of the oldest movie monsters and certainly some of the biggest Both have had recent reboots with the[...]

The Flash Speeds Toward Raimi Zemeckis Or Vaughn To Direct

'The Flash' Speeds Toward Raimi, Zemeckis, Or Vaughn To Direct

Warner Bros has lost two directors on the film already, and have had their release date delayed by nearly two years from 2018 to 2020 That isn't good, but the shortlist for this troubled production has emerged and maybe, this time, it'll work out okay The three names on the list, according to The Hollywood Reporter,[...]

Rodney Rothman To Direct And Write Female 21 Jump Street Spinoff

Rodney Rothman To Direct And Write Female '21 Jump Street' Spinoff

Rodney Rothman, who wrote 22 Jump Street and Grudge Match and a producer for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, has been hired to write and possibly direct the female spinoff of 21 Jump Street as reported by Deadline Hollywood. The movie is about "two female cops who go undercover as students in some sort of […]

The Secret Life Of Houdini Closes In On Dan Trachtenberg As A Director

The Secret Life Of Houdini Closes In On Dan Trachtenberg As A Director

After his highly successful (both at the box office as well as with critics) 10 Cloverfield Lane, director Dan Trachtenberg had thus far effectively vanished from the feature film scene Now Deadline's Mike Fleming has learned that Trachtenberg is now in talks to helm The Secret Life of Houdini, based on the book (similarly named, The Secret Life[...]