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‘Rebecca’ Trailer: Lily James and Armie Hammer Take on Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic Classic

Ben Wheatley has emerged as one of contemporary cinema’s most dynamic genre filmmakers, thanks to projects such as “Kill List,” “Sightseers,” “High Rise,” and “Free Fire,” and now he’s taking on one of the most famous genre stories ever written: Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic classic “Rebecca.” Backed by Netflix, Wheatley’s “Rebecca” is the first major […]

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‘Rebecca’ Images and Release Date: Lily James and Armie Hammer Star in Ben Wheatley’s Netflix Adaptation

Ben Wheatley, the director of films like Free Fire, High-Rise, and Kill List, is going Gothic for his next film. He’s tackling an adaptation of Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel about a young woman who gets married to a rich widower and slowly learns that his late wife’s memory casts a long shadow over […]

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Ben Wheatley Set To Direct Alicia Vikander In ‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel; MGM Sets Release Date

Exclusive: Ben Wheatley has been set to direct MGM’s Tomb Raider sequel, with the studio setting a release date of March 19, 2021. Alicia Vikander is reprising her role as the lissome, treasure-hunting action heroine Lara Croft. Amy Jump is writing the sequel script and Graham King is producing through his GK Films banner, and […]

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Film News Roundup: Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel Dated for 2021

In today’s film news roundup, MGM dates its “Tomb Raider” sequel, President Obama’s production company makes a hire, a “Rambo” marathon is unveiled and Andrew Matthew Welch gets a lead role.Release DateMGM is moving ahead with its “Tomb Raider” sequel, hiring Ben Wheatley to direct and setting a release date of March 19, 2021.Alicia Vikander […]

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‘Rebecca’ Remake: Ben Wheatley Directs, Armie Hammer & Lily James To Star

British filmmaker Ben Wheatley, known for darkly comedic genre fare like “Free Fire” and “High Rise,” is about to remake an Alfred Hitchcock classic. The director, who most debuted the scaled-back family dramedy “Happy New Year, Colin Burstead” at the BFI London Film Festival has signed on to helm a remake of Hitchcock’s gothic romance […]

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Film Review: ‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’

“Reboot” is a word bandied about so much in the film industry these days that its meaning has become entirely elastic, referring to anything from a sequel to a remake to a mildly delayed franchise chapter. A lo-fi, high-volume original character piece from Ben Wheatley, “Happy New Year, Colin Burstead” is none of these things […]

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‘Strange Angel’ Trailer: David Lowery Heads to TV for Crazy Story of Occult Rocket Scientist

An innovative rocket scientist from humble origins who eventually came to be an occult disciple of Aleister Crowley: The story of Jack Parsons is so bizarre, it’s hard to believe it’s taken this long to turn it into a TV show. Given that it takes Parsons’ story from earth to the cosmos, it’s no surprise […]

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‘High-Rise’ Director Ben Wheatley Reportedly Working On Mystery Marvel Film

British filmmaker Ben Wheatley is one of those people that always gets brought up in the discussion of who would be a great filmmaker for a superhero movie. After impressing critics and audiences with films like “High-Rise,” “Sightseers,” and “Free Fire,” Wheatley’s brand of storytelling seems tailor-made for a big-budget superhero franchise. Well, according to […]

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