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Oscars Rejecting Anthony Hopkins’ Zoom Was a Slap in the Face to This Viewer with Chronic Illness

“For anybody who’s on the downside of advantage and relying purely on courage… it’s possible.”On that closing line of Russell Crowe’s 2001 Best Actor acceptance speech for “Gladiator,” I fell in love with the Oscars. I was also too sick to leave the house; at 14 years old, I was recovering from double pneumonia. It […]

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Rome Mia Market Announces Film, TV Series Projects Including David Franzoni’s ‘Lafayette’

Rome’s Mia market, the growing showcase for international TV series, feature films and documentaries, has announced a first batch of projects being pitched to prospective buyers during its sixth edition on track to take place both physically and online Oct.14-18 in the Italian capital.They include “Lafayette,” a costume drama set during the the American Revolution […]

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‘Raised By Wolves’ Trailer: Ridley Scott’s HBO Max Series Sets Premiere Date

One of HBO Max’s most highly-anticipated projects will be premiering in just a few weeks: The streaming service has released the trailer for Ridley Scott’s “Raised By Wolves,” which will premiere on HBO Max on September 3.Per HBO Max’s synopsis, the series centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin […]

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How a Painting Wooed Ridley Scott into Directing ‘Gladiator’

It’s been 20 years since Gladiator asked one of the most famous questions in cinematic history: “Are you not entertained?” According to Oscar-winning producer Douglas Wick, Ridley Scott was born to make their historical epic from 2000 that collected five Academy Awards including best picture. Because of Scott’s knack for world building and visual storytelling, […]

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Gerard Butler to Star in Action Thriller ‘Remote Control’ for STXfilms

Gerard Butler is an international action hero, so you probably won’t be surprised to learn that he’s set to star in the international action thriller Remote Control, which will mark his third picture with Stx following Den of Thieves and the upcoming Ric Roman Waugh film Greenland. Two-time Oscar nominee John Mathieson, who earned his […]

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‘No Time to Die’: Hans Zimmer Takes Over as Composer on Bond Movie (Exclusive)

Hans Zimmer is James Bond’s new composer, multiple sources tell Variety.The composer of “Gladiator,” “Inception” and “The Da Vinci Code” is already believed to be working on “No Time to Die,” the 25th film in the 007 franchise starring Daniel Craig. He replaces Dan Romer, the American composer who had previously been announced as scoring […]

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Russell Crowe Starring in Road-Rage Thriller ‘Unhinged’

In a pre-Cannes Film Festival signing, Russell Crowe has come on board “Unhinged,” a psychological road rage thriller which will start production July 15 in New Orleans.Rights to the film, which is the first Solstice Studios movie to go into production, will go on sale next week at the Cannes Film Festival.“Unhinged” is directed by […]

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Pop Culture Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Battle, ‘Gladiator 2′ In the Works, and More

Welcome back to The Collider Pop Culture Review, in which Collider’s weekend editor Vinnie Mancuso wakes up only slightly hungover on a Saturday to rate the week’s biggest stories in film and television on a scale from 1 to 10. This week: Game of Thrones is going to end on a pants-shittingly large battle scene, […]

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