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‘It’ Producer to Develop Wilderness Horror Movie ‘Sunburnt Country’

A feature film adaptation of Gabriel Bergmoser’s novel ”Sunburnt Country” is in development from “It” producer Roy Lee alongside Jon Berg and Greg Silverman.The story centers on a pair of millennial backpackers who go off-roading in the Australian wilderness and stumble upon a reclusive backwater town where they quickly realize that the locals hunt and […]

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Warner Bros. Shuts Down Campaign to Remove Rat from ‘The Departed’ Over Copyright Infringement

The Kickstarter campaign to remove the rat from the ending of Martin Scrosese’s “The Departed” has come to an end, but not because it reached its goal. The Kickstarter page has been taken down because the campaign is now “the subject of an intellectual property dispute and is currently unavailable.” The campaign was launched by […]

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Netflix’s Announcement Video for ‘The Irishman’ Teases Martin Scorsese’s New Film

Netflix has wasted no time in looking ahead to the 2019 Oscars race. In a new video for their upcoming release The Irishman, the streaming service touts the Oscar-bait that’s both behind the camera and in front of it for the true crime adaptation. Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese (The Departed) directs from a script by Oscar-winner […]

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Don’t stop at The Departed’s rat: six other movie scenes that should be cut

The car visible in the background in Braveheart? Kevin Spacey in Baby Driver? The money must be raised via Kickstarter to excise these and other crimes against film-makingThe Departed is Martin Scorsese’s financially most successful film, and the only one to earn him a best director Oscar. And yet, thanks to its final shot, it […]

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‘Raging Bull’ editor Thelma Schoonmaker to receive Bafta Fellowship

Schoonmaker is a regular colaborator with Martin Scorsese, winning Oscars for Raging Bull, The Aviator and The Departed.Editor Thelma Schoonmaker will be honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) with the Fellowship at this year’s film awards (February 10).Schoonmaker has edited all of Martin Scorsese’s films since Raging Bull, including his […]

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Mark Wahlberg Is Into the Oscars’ Best Popular Film Award: ‘We’d Have Won a Couple’

Reactions to the Academy’s decision to create a Best Popular Film award have been almost universally negative, with many writing it off as a cynical attempt to increase ratings. At least one person is into the idea, however: Mark Wahlberg. “Maybe if they’d had the category before, we’d have won a couple of them,” the […]

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Warner Bros. Re-Signs ‘It,’ ‘Lego Movie,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Producer Dan Lin

Warner Bros. Pictures Group has renewed its first-look film deal with key producer Dan Lin, who has collaborated with the studio on the “It,” “Lego,” and “Sherlock Holmes” movies.The Warner Bros. deal, announced Wednesday, continues a decade-long partnership. Lin has changed the name of his production company Lin Pictures to Rideback, which relaunched earlier this […]

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Universal Wins Rights for Stephen King’s ‘Tommyknockers’ Movie

Universal Pictures has won an auction for Stephen King’s “The Tommyknockers,” which is being developed as a movie by producers James Wan and Roy Lee.The deal closed Friday afternoon. Netflix and Sony were also bidding. Wan, who’s directing “Aquaman” and produces “The Conjuring” franchise, will produce through his Atomic Monster company. Lee, whose credits include […]

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