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Michael Ironside Didn’t Understand Why Paul Verhoeven Would Direct Starship Troopers

Michael Ironside’s strong jaw lost him the role of Robocop in Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi classic — he tells BFI that “Robocop” special effects creator Rob Bottin said, “If we were to do [the Robocop look] on Michael, he’d look like a Mack truck.” But his stern look has gained the Canadian actor plenty of work […]

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‘Scanners’: HBO Is Remaking Cronenberg’s Film Into A TV Series With ‘Black Mirror’ Writer, ‘Lovecraft Country’ Director

As David Cronenberg preps “The Shrouds,” he continues to shop around the TV adaptation of his 2015 novel “Consumed.” But now it looks like another Cronenberg-related project will hit TV before that, although the director isn’t directly involved.Read More: ‘The Shrouds’: David Cronenberg Describe His Next Film With Vincent Cassel & Léa Seydoux As “Autobiographical”The […]

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San Sebastian to honour David Cronenberg with Donostia Award

A screening of ’Crimes Of The Future’ will play at the festival’s award ceremony in tribute.David Cronenberg will receive the Donostia Award at the upcoming 70th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.The award, the festival’s highest honour, will be presented at a ceremony on September 21 in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, followed by […]

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David Cronenberg: Directing Franchise Films Like ‘Star Wars’ Is Not Creative Enough, More Like Playing ‘Traffic Cop’

David Cronenberg is famous for crafting body horror nightmares like “The Fly” and “Scanners” and hard-hitting dramas such as “Eastern Promises” and “A History of Violence,” but one thing the director has never done is join a franchise behind the camera. Cronenberg got close when he received a call from Lucasfilm for the directing gig […]

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David Cronenberg to preside over Neuchâtel Fantastic Festival Jury

The Fly director will grant the Hr Giger ‘Narcisse’ award for best feature.Writer-director David Cronenberg will be jury president at the 18th edition of Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (Nifff), which takes place in Switzerland from July 6-14.Cronenberg, who started his career in the fantasy genre with titles such as Shivers, Scanners and Videodrome, will […]

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