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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Rule Saturn Awards Nominations

Disney dominated the Saturn Awards nominations on Thursday morning.Marvel’s “Black Panther” nabbed a leading 14 noms, followed by Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with 13.The winners of the 44th annual awards show will be announced by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films in June.Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” and […]

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Director Denis Villeneuve Says ‘Dune’ Will Be At Least Two Films

When “Blade Runner 2049” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve stepped on stage in Montreal’s Place des Arts’ Théâtre Maisonneuve for the Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois this week, he expected a small crowd for an “intimate cinema lesson.” What he ended up stepping into was a packed house that holds more than 1,400 seats. Needless to say, Villeneuve […]

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The New ‘Terminator’ Sequel Casts ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and ‘The Martian’ Star Mackenzie Davis

The untitled Terminator sequel has just added a fresh face to its cast. Mackenzie Davis is in negotiations to join the cast of the Terminator sequel/reboot, which will see the return of franchise stalwarts Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. The Terminator Mackenzie Davis casting poses an intriguing possibility about what direction the latest Terminator movie […]

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How ‘Blade Runner 2049’ VFX Supervisor John Nelson Brought Rachael & Pic’s Holograms To Life

A self-described science-fiction fan, visual effects supervisor John Nelson saw a “dream gig” and rare opportunity in Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049. Getting the chance to work on a sequel to a revered sci-fi film—one of the pillars of the genre—Nelson would construct surreal cityscape shots out of real aerial footage shot across the globe, […]

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Queen Latifah to Star in Inspirational True-Life Drama ‘Hope’s Wish’

Queen Latifah will star in the inspirational true-life drama “Hope’s Wish.”Production will start on April 9 in North Carolina.Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson made the announcement on Monday. Los Angeles-based finance and production company Torridon/16:14 will finance and produce with Alcon Entertainment, continuing the companies’ collaboration that began with “Blade […]

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Cinematographer Roger Deakins Made Light “Feel Alive” With Computer-Controlled Rigs

Teaming with Denis Villeneuve on Blade Runner 2049—a well-received sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic—cinematographer Roger Deakins took on what the director has called “the most expensive art house movie in cinema history,” seamlessly recreating the aesthetic of the original film while building out its world. Back in the running at the Oscars this […]

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Production Designer Dennis Gassner Gets His “All-In,” ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’ Moment With ‘Blade Runner 2049’

An Oscar nominee for Blade Runner 2049—a sequel to Ridley Scott’s ’80s sci-fi classic—production designer Dennis Gassner saw challenges everywhere when he first signed on to the project. “It was going to be particularly demanding in lots of ways. You think about trying to remake a film 35 years later. What is that going to […]

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Queen Latifah to Star In Inspirational Drama ‘Hope’s Wish’

Queen Latifah has been set to topline Hope’s Wish, an inspirational drama based on a true story from the Blade Runner 2049 team of Alcon Entertainment and Torridon/16:14, along with Walden Media. Laurie Collyer will direct the film, which begins production April 9 in Charlotte, NC.Adapted by Brokeback Mountain co-scribe Diana Ossana and based on […]

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Cas Awards 2018: ‘Dunkirk’ Wins Top Sound Mixing Honor

After losing the Mpse Award for sound editing, “Dunkirk” grabbed sound mixing honors Saturday night at the 54th Cas Awards at the Omni. Pixar’s “Coco” and National Geographic’s “Jane” took the animation and documentary prizes.With the Oscars a week away, will Christopher Nolan’s audio tour-de-force win both sound editing and sound mixing? Or will it […]

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‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing

Christopher Nolan’s World War II thriller “Dunkirk” walked away with top honors for sound mixing from the 54th annual Cinema Audio Society Saturday night, hosted by “The Daily Show” correspondent Michael Kosta.The film, which received eight Oscar nominations including best sound editing and best sound mixing, previously received the British Academy’s sound prize and an […]

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