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STAR WARS EPISODE VII: David Fincher Latest Name In The Mix To Direct

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Deadline‘s Mike Fleming finally gets out of the curse to name some contenders he’s hearing are in the race to direct one of the upcoming Star Wars films.

Therefore, he said:

As much as I’ve heard the Vaughn rumor, I’ve also heard Jon Favreau is panting after this job, and even that David Fincher, who apparently worked for Lucas’s ILM in a menial job as a teen, might be game for one of these new films.

We have already learned that Favreau  expressed interest in the job at some point, but he never actually said anything outright, and Fincher’s engagement might be simply an expression of the mistaken belief due to his involvement with Return of the Jedi as an assistant camera man.

Playlist’s commentary adds to this:

We first heard about (Fincher) from our sources not long after the new Star Wars trilogy was announced, but we never reported it because it’s been very up in the air and not quite concrete.

One thing is sure, Michael Arndt is currently busy writing the screenplay based on treatments and notes from George Lucas. But new LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy said in a recent interview that they were looking at people they have worked with before for the Episode VII job. As I mentioned above, in his early days Fincher contributed to the effects for Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

However, asked how many people knew about Episode VII, Disney’s chairman Alan Horn told Vulture:

Not many. It was a very small group. Probably a smaller group than knew about the attack on bin Laden!

Wow! Disney is said to be planning a new film every 2-3 years and Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg have also signed on to write either Episode VIII and IX or spinoff films that will involve characters from the upcoming sequel.

The official announcement is expected soon. Mayday, mayday!

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STAR WARS EPISODE VII: David Fincher Latest Name In The Mix To Direct

Favreau-Fincher-Star Wars

Deadline‘s Mike Fleming finally gets out of the curse to name some contenders he’s hearing are in the race to direct one of the upcoming Star Wars films.

Therefore, he said:

As much as I’ve heard the Vaughn rumor, I’ve also heard Jon Favreau is panting after this job, and even that David Fincher, who apparently worked for Lucas’s ILM in a menial job as a teen, might be game for one of these new films.

We have already learned that Favreau  expressed interest in the job at some point, but he never actually said anything outright, and Fincher’s engagement might be simply an expression of the mistaken belief due to his involvement with Return of the Jedi as an assistant camera man.

Playlist’s commentary adds to this:

We first heard about (Fincher) from our sources not long after the new Star Wars trilogy was announced, but we never reported it because it’s been very up in the air and not quite concrete.

One thing is sure, Michael Arndt is currently busy writing the screenplay based on treatments and notes from George Lucas. But new LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy said in a recent interview that they were looking at people they have worked with before for the Episode VII job. As I mentioned above, in his early days Fincher contributed to the effects for Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

However, asked how many people knew about Episode VII, Disney’s chairman Alan Horn told Vulture:

Not many. It was a very small group. Probably a smaller group than knew about the attack on bin Laden!

Wow! Disney is said to be planning a new film every 2-3 years and Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg have also signed on to write either Episode VIII and IX or spinoff films that will involve characters from the upcoming sequel.

The official announcement is expected soon. Mayday, mayday!

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Brisbane International Film Festival: First Report

The 21st Brisbane International Film Festival is well and truly underway, and after the damp-squib opening night film (The Sweeney? WTF?! Evidently Skyfall was too much to ask), everything is up, up, up, headlong into a strong, eclectic program, blending festival titans (Haneke’s Amour, Kim ki-duk’s Pieta among others), with buzzing curios and must-see rarities.In the ‘grievous miscarriage of justice documentary’ category this year, it’s pretty hard to go past the Peter Jackson-produced West Of Memphis (which is by all accounts astonishing). I’m pretty certain it will get a general release quite soon, so I opted instead to see The Central Park Five, also running as part of BIFF’s really strong documentary program. Like pretty much anyone who watches them, I’m a big fan of Ken Burns’ PBS ‘American history’ documentaries – Jazz; The Civil War; and most recently Prohibition, among many others. This time, Burns shares writing and ...

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Brisbane International Film Festival: First Report

The 21st Brisbane International Film Festival is well and truly underway, and after the damp-squib opening night film (The Sweeney? WTF?! Evidently Skyfall was too much to ask), everything is up, up, up, headlong into a strong, eclectic program, blending festival titans (Haneke’s Amour, Kim ki-duk’s Pieta among others), with buzzing curios and must-see rarities.In the ‘grievous miscarriage of justice documentary’ category this year, it’s pretty hard to go past the Peter Jackson-produced West Of Memphis (which is by all accounts astonishing). I’m pretty certain it will get a general release quite soon, so I opted instead to see The Central Park Five, also running as part of BIFF’s really strong documentary program. Like pretty much anyone who watches them, I’m a big fan of Ken Burns’ PBS ‘American history’ documentaries – Jazz; The Civil War; and most recently Prohibition, among many others. This time, Burns shares writing and ...

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KICK-ASS-2 Behind-the-Scenes Video Featuring Olga Kurkulina

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One of the best scenes in Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s Kick-Ass 2 comic book is the brutal and thoroughly satisfying battle between Mother Russia and Hit-Girl, and how well director Jeff Wadlow captures that scene might be the deciding point in the film’s success.

Have a glimpse of that fight in new behind-the-scenes videos posted by the bodybuilder-turned-actress, Olga Kurkulina after the jump.

Kick-Ass 2 stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Jim Carrey, Lyndsy Fonseca, Yancy Butler, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, Lindy Booth, Olga Kurkulina, and Nicolas Cage in a cameo. The film hits domestic theaters on June 28th, 2013 and UK theaters on July 19th, 2013.

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Brisbane International Film Festival: First Report

The 21st Brisbane International Film Festival is well and truly underway, and after the damp-squib opening night film (The Sweeney? WTF?! Evidently Skyfall was too much to ask), everything is up, up, up, headlong into a strong, eclectic program, blending festival titans (Haneke’s Amour, Kim ki-duk’s Pieta among others), with buzzing curios and must-see rarities.In the ‘grievous miscarriage of justice documentary’ category this year, it’s pretty hard to go past the Peter Jackson-produced West Of Memphis (which is by all accounts astonishing). I’m pretty certain it will get a general release quite soon, so I opted instead to see The Central Park Five, also running as part of BIFF’s really strong documentary program. Like pretty much anyone who watches them, I’m a big fan of Ken Burns’ PBS ‘American history’ documentaries – Jazz; The Civil War; and most recently Prohibition, among many others. This time, Burns shares writing and ...

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Brisbane International Film Festival: First Report

The 21st Brisbane International Film Festival is well and truly underway, and after the damp-squib opening night film (The Sweeney? WTF?! Evidently Skyfall was too much to ask), everything is up, up, up, headlong into a strong, eclectic program, blending festival titans (Haneke’s Amour, Kim ki-duk’s Pieta among others), with buzzing curios and must-see rarities.In the ‘grievous miscarriage of justice documentary’ category this year, it’s pretty hard to go past the Peter Jackson-produced West Of Memphis (which is by all accounts astonishing). I’m pretty certain it will get a general release quite soon, so I opted instead to see The Central Park Five, also running as part of BIFF’s really strong documentary program. Like pretty much anyone who watches them, I’m a big fan of Ken Burns’ PBS ‘American history’ documentaries – Jazz; The Civil War; and most recently Prohibition, among many others. This time, Burns shares writing and ...

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