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DNA Films, Passion Pictures Team for Doc on Manchester United Manager Alex Ferguson

DNA Films and Passion Pictures are partnering for a feature-length documentary about legendary Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, the two companies announced Tuesday. The British production companies, whose credits include Oscar-winning narrative features “The Last King of Scotland” and “Ex Machina” and Oscar-winning documentaries “One Day in September” and “Searching for Sugarman,” will co-produce the […]

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Julian Schnabel’s Van Gogh Drama ‘At Eternity’s Gate’ Sells to CBS Films

CBS Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to “At Eternity’s Gate,” the new film from fine artist and director Julian Schnabel that was for sale at this year’s Cannes.The deal was for $1.75 million and the picture will star Willem Dafoe, fresh off an Oscar-nominated turn in “The Florida Project,” as Vincent Van Gogh. Oscar […]

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Alex Garland Script ‘Toymaker’s Secret’ Lands at TriStar Pictures With Paloma Baeza to Direct (Exclusive)

TriStar Pictures has landed the rights to “The Toymaker’s Secret,” the highly coveted spec from “Annihilation” and “Ex Machina” scribe Alex Garland.Unlike “Annihilation” and “Ex Machina,” Garland is only writing this pic, while Paloma Baeza will direct. Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, and Cara Speller will produce.“The Toymaker’s Secret” tells the story of an American […]

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Alex Garland’s New Project ‘The Toymaker’s Secret’ Finds Home at Tri-Star

Tri-Star Pictures has landed The Toymaker’s Secret, the latest project from Alex Garland, the sought-after filmmaker behind Annihilation and Ex Machina.Garland wrote the script but is not attached to direct the project. Instead, helming duties go to Paloma Baeza, a BAFTA and Annie award-winner who directed the animated short Poles Apart. Baeza is also Garland’s […]

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‘Annihilation’ Director Alex Garland Speaks Out on Screwing With Genre and Studio Panic Attacks

The brainy 47-year-old son of a British political cartoonist, Alex Garland made his name with novels “The Beach” and “The Tesseract” before moving on to a tortuous relationship with Hollywood. After Leonardo DiCaprio starred in Danny Boyle’s movie version of “The Beach” (Fox), Garland turned to screenwriting on two original grim visions of the future […]

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‘Tomb Raider’ Clips: Lara Croft Has Meetings, Solves Puzzles, Fights Walton Goggins, Raids Zero Tombs

Hey, a new Tomb Raider movie is a thing that’s happening this week. Alicia Vikander (Jason Bourne, Ex Machina) stars as Lara Croft, the main character from the long-running video game franchise that follows an explorer who always seems to get caught up in danger and intrigue among historical artifacts and ruins. Four new Tomb […]

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Karl Urban Claims Alex Garland Actually Directed ‘Dredd,’ Not Pete Travis

Rumors have persisted for years that the making of “Dredd,” the 2012 science-fiction film starring Karl Ubran, was plagued by confrontations between Lionsgate and director Pete Travis in the editing room. The studio apparently disliked the direction Travis was taking the movie so much that he was forced out of post-production. The rumor has never […]

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Alex Garland on the ‘Mistake’ That Led to Oscar Isaac’s Robot Dance in ‘Ex Machina’

As Alex Garland’s well-reviewed “Annihilation” steers into its second weekend at the U.S. box office, Tiff Originals just debuted a clip in which the writer-director details his motives for a beloved scene from his previous Oscar Isaac collaboration. Midway through “Ex Machina,” Bluebook CEO Nathan Bateman (Isaac) jolts his junior employee (Domhnall Gleeson) — and […]

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