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Why The Northman Has The Same Plot As The Lion King

Warning: spoilers ahead for “The Northman” (and also for “The Lion King” and “Hamlet“).First appearing in Saxo Grammaticus’s Gesta Danorum, “Deeds of Danes,” the story of Amleth has been told and retold since the early 13th century — and has now been brought to the big screen in Robert Eggers’ direct adaptation, “The Northman.” Over […]

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Hans Zimmer Wins Oscar for ‘Dune’ Score, Accepts in a Bathrobe

Hans Zimmer triumphed in Sunday’s best original score category at the Academy Awards, claiming the Oscar for the music of “Dune.”Zimmer did not attend the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre as he is on tour with his band in Europe.It is Zimmer’s second Academy Award; he previously won for 1994’s animated “The Lion King,” although […]

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The Future of Visual Effects with Guru Rob Legato — Q&a

IndieWire turns 25 this year. To mark the occasion, we’re running a series of essays about the future of everything we cover.As part of IndieWire’s 25th anniversary series, who better to forecast the future of VFX than three-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Rob Legato? The 2021 recipient of the Ves Award for Creative Excellence, Legato […]

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Oscars 2022: Best Original Score Predictions

The race for Best Original Score is marked by experimentation and invention, highlighted by the innovative frontrunner “Dune,” “The Power of the Dog,” “Spencer,” “Cyrano,” “King Richard,” “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” “Nightmare Alley,” and “Candyman.” Plus, two animated musicals — both graced by the songwriting chops of the very hot Lin-Manuel Miranda — experiment with […]

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Park Circus Renews Licensing Deal for Vast Disney, Fox Library (Exclusive)

All-rights sales agency and distribution company Park Circus has renewed a licensing deal for thousands of titles from Disney and Fox.The new distribution services agreement with The Walt Disney Company Limited allows Park Circus to grant exhibition licenses for screening of Disney’s repertory and library catalogue and other selected feature film releases in cinemas internationally. […]

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‘Dune’: How Composer Hans Zimmer Invented a Retro-Future Musical Sound for the Arrakis Desert Planet

Director Denis Villeneuve wasn’t alone in fulfilling a teenage dream to make “Dune.” Composer Hans Zimmer satisfied his own fantasy by composing an otherworldly score inspired by Frank Herbert’s hallucinatory 1965 sci-fi adventure novel. In fact, the Oscar-winning Zimmer (“The Lion King”), who has also amassed 10 nominations, could very well win his second award […]

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‘Dune’ Is One of Hans Zimmer’s Most Ambitious Scores, and It’s Now Streaming: Listen Here

Regardless of what you think about Denis Villeneuve’s massive sci-fi epic “Dune” when it hits theaters — and HBO Max! — on October 22, Hans Zimmer’s score certainly helps make the case to hear the epic film via the best possible sound system. The full soundtrack album is now streaming wherever you get your music, […]

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Broadway Returns! Best Gifts to Celebrate ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Wicked,’ and More Musicals

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.Broadway is back! September 14 marks the return of “The Lion King,” “Hamilton,” “Wicked,” and more fan favorite stage […]

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