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Denis Villeneuve Honors Jóhannsson Two Years After His Death: ‘He Was a Creative Brother’

Denis Villeneuve has emerged as one of the best directors working today, and one person moviegoers can thank for that is Jóhann Jóhannsson. The Icelandic composer was one of Villeneuve’s most important collaborators, starting with “Prisoners” and continuing to shape the tone of Villeneuve’s work in “Sicario” and “Arrival.” Jóhannsson even worked on “Blade Runner […]

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Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Posthumous Directing Debut Will Play at This Year’s Berlin Film Festival

Jóhann Jóhannson died in 2018, but as one of the most celebrated composers in Hollywood, he left behind a legacy and a body of work that included scores for Prisoners, The Theory of Everything, Sicario, Arrival, Mandy, Mary Magdalene, and more. Now there’s one more element being added to that legacy: Jóhansson’s feature directorial debut, […]

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Bragason Brings ‘Woman at War’s’ Geirharosdottir to ‘The Garden’ (Exclusive)

Acclaimed actress Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, best known for “Woman at War,” is set to star in writer/director Ragnar Bragason’s dark comedy “The Garden.”Currently in post-production and to be pitched at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films over Aug. 20-23, “The Garden” is Bragason’s sixth feature and his first one since the 2013 Toronto entry “Metalhead.”“I did two plays […]

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Dave Bautista Joins the Cast of Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

Denis Villeneuve, the brilliant filmmaker behind Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival and Blade Runner: 2049, is bringing Frank Herbert’s Dune back to the big screen for Legendary, potentially with a series of *at least* two movies. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson are already on board, and Deadline reports that Dave Bautista has just joined the cast as […]

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Rebecca Ferguson In Talks For ‘Dune’ With Timothée Chalamet

Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson, known for “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” (2015), this year’s sequel “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (2018), and Tomas Alfredson‘s crime thriller “The Snowman” (2017), is in talks to star in the upcoming remake of “Dune” for Legendary Pictures. French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, who led “Blade Runner 2049” and “Prisoners,” is […]

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Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Star Opposite Timothee Chalamet in ‘Dune’ Reboot

Rebecca Ferguson is in negotiations to co-star with Timothee Chalamet in Legendary’s “Dune” reboot, sources tell Variety.Denis Villeneuve, who helmed “Blade Runner 2049” and “Prisoners,” is directing from a script by Eric Roth. Legendary closed a deal with the Frank Herbert estate in 2016 for his iconic novel, granting the studio rights to both film […]

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‘Furlough’ Trailer: Tessa Thompson, Melissa Leo, Whoopi Goldberg Star In Prison Inmate Dramedy

Tessa Thompson and Melissa Leo are two actors we will watch in just about anything. While Thompson is a rising star in Hollywood, with major roles in “Creed” and “Thor: Ragnarok,” Melissa Leo is an Academy Award-winning actress and acting chameleon, turning in great performance, after great performance in films like “Frozen River,” “The Fighter,” […]

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‘Under The Tree’ wins big at Iceland’s Edda Awards

Iceland-Poland-Denmark co-pro picks up seven awards including best film and best director.Under The Tree was the big winner at Iceland’s Edda Awards on Sunday.The film won seven awards: best film, best director (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson), best actress (Edda Björgvinsdóttir), best actor (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson), supporting actor (Sigurður Sigurjónsson), best original screenplay (Huldar Breiðfjörð and Sigurðsson) […]

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Roger Deakins Wins Top Asc Award For ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Roger Deakins. A legendary cinematographer who has absurdly never won an Oscar, despite being nominated 14 times. His latest nod is for “Blade Runner 2049,” the painterly sci-fi sequel from director Denis Villeneuve, their third collaboration together. Much of the film’s atmospheric brilliance was due to Deakins’ work, and it certainly appears that Villeneuve gave […]

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