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Ridley Scott’s New Short Film With ‘Blade Runner 2049’s Sylvia Hoeks Is A Thriller For Turkish Airlines [Watch]

The Super Bowl featured all sorts of buzz-worthy ads and most of which, were actually pretty terrible, to be honest. There was the lackluster ‘Big Lebowski’-inspired Jeff Bridges ad for beer, there was something going on with Asmr and Zoe Kravitz. But then there’s Ridley Scott. And while his latest “short film” is nothing more than a six-minute ad, it’s still a short film from Ridley Scott featuring a great actress.

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Paul Lambert (‘First Man’ visual effects supervisor) ran ‘the entire gamut’ of effects techniques to recreate moon mission [Exclusive Video Interview]

Paul Lambert (‘First Man’ visual effects supervisor) ran ‘the entire gamut’ of effects techniques to recreate moon mission [Exclusive Video Interview]
First Man” visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert is nominated for an Oscar for his work on Damien Chazelle‘s docudrama, but the director “wasn’t really interested in trying to reimagine” the Gemini and Apollo missions that led up to the moon landing. Lambert explains that what Chazelle wanted was to “recreate that imagery” for modern audiences. Watch our exclusive video interview with Lambert above.

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In telling the true story of Neil Armstrong‘s historic lunar adventure, Lambert and his team used “different techniques to try and get the most believable image possible.” Those techniques ran “the entire gamut” of effects strategies, from “using a full-sized [space] craft, to using archival footage, to using miniatures, to using all C.G.”

But from the very beginning Chazelle was “adamant that he didn’t want the visual effects to take you out of the movie,
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2019 Mpse Golden Reel Awards: ‘A Quiet Place’ wins over Oscar frontrunner ‘First Man’

“A Quiet Place,” won the top prize, Sound Editing (Effects and Foley), at the Golden Reel Awards bestowed by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (Mpse) on Sunday. One of its Oscar rivals for Best Sound Editing, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” picked up up a pair of awards while another, “Roma,” won one (foreign language). “Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse” claimed both the animated and music awards.

The Oscar frontrunner in this below-the-line race, “First Man,” was shut out at these awards as was the fifth nominee, “Black Panther.” But fans of “First Man” should not be too disheartened. This guild’s track record at predicting the eventual winner at the Academy Awards is spotty.

Last year, all five of the Oscar nominees for Best Sound Editing numbered among the Mpse contenders. Eventual Oscar winner “Dunkirk” lost the category equivalent to “Blade Runner 2049.” The WWII epic did win for music over the sci-fi film.
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‘First Man’ vs. ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ for Best Visual Effects Oscar: It could be a numbers game

‘First Man’ vs. ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ for Best Visual Effects Oscar: It could be a numbers game
Avengers: Infinity War” is currently predicted to win Best Visual Effects at the Oscars with 82/25 odds. With Best Picture contender “Black Panther” not around to split the vote, this does seem like the perfect opportunity for the former film to become the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to ever win this award. However, fellow Visual Effects nominee “First Man” has more overall Oscars support than all four of its competitors. It is in second place with 19/5 odds. Is it primed for an upset?

First Man” is a biographical film about the life of legendary American astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. It explores the sacrifices made by the nation and by Neil himself during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel.

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Presidents Day Weekend $151M+ B.O. Is The Lowest Since 2001

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Talk about a terrible Presidents Day weekend at the box office.

The four-day frame, which has come alive in recent years with such opening hits as Universal’s Fifty Shades of Grey ($93M), Fox’s Deadpool ($152.1M) and last year’s Disney/Marvel epic Black Panther–the third-highest 4-day opener of all-time with $242.1M–is down a whopping 56% from a year ago with an estimated $151.1M.

A year ago at this time, Black Panther led all films to the 4-day holiday’s best result with $346.6M per ComScore. So much for playing outside the summer period, but it’s a product-driven business and when the goods aren’t there, few are leaving the house. The last Presidents Day Weekend stretch to gross this low was in 2001 with $147.1M per ComScore. The second weekend of MGM’s Hannibal ($33.5M) was the No. 1 film then.

Essentially this is what the February holiday
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Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Gets November 2020 Release Date

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Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Gets November 2020 Release Date
Warner Bros. has scheduled Legendary’s science-fiction tentpole “Dune” for a Nov. 20, 2020, release in 3D and Imax.

Aquaman” star Jason Momoa is in negotiations to join the “Dune” reboot with Timothee Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, and Zendaya. Production is expected to launch in the spring in Budapest and Jordan.

Dune” centers on the battle for control of the desert planet Arrakis. Chalamet is playing the leader Paul Atreides, who is forced to escape into the wastelands, where he eventually becomes the ruler of the nomadic tribes.

Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049” director Denis Villeneuve is helming and co-writing the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. The movie will be produced by Villeneuve, Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull, and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers.

Dune” is based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel. The
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‘Alita’ Has Edge Over ‘Lego Movie 2’ With $27M+ Four-Day – 2nd Midday B.O. Update

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6th Update, 1:39Pm Figures updated following 1pm post: More numbers came in, and the industry averages show that it’s not so much a dead heat yet between Fox/Lightstorm’s Alita and Warner Bros.’ Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (two reports showed a near No. 1 4-day finish of $27M). Now, it’s looking like she has the upper hand with $27M over Second Part‘s $25.5M during the Friday-Monday stretch, respective 3-day is $22.9M to $20M.

Alita is looking at $7M Friday, -18% from yesterday while Lego Movie 2 is clocking a second Friday of $4.5M. Over in Japan (the movie doesn’t open there this weekend), we’re hearing that fans are watching Alita previews as many as 4x. 5-day run for Alita stateside currently stands at $35.7M. Families are continuing to flock to Second Part is what’s going on here.

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Jason Momoa and Josh Brolin join the impressive cast of the ‘Dune’ remake

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The impressive cast list for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune remake just gets better and better, both Jason Momoa and Josh Brolin have reportedly entered talks to join the ever-growing cast.

Brolin would take the role of Warmaster for the Atreides family, Gurney Halleck while Momoa would take the role of Atreides family swordmaster, Duncan Idaho.

The pair would join Oscar Isaac and Rebecca Ferguson as Paul’s parents, Zendaya as love interest Chani, Javier Bardem as the Fremen leader Stilgar, Stellan Skarsgard as the villain Baron Harkonnen with Dave Bautista as his murderous nephew Raban, and Charlotte Rampling as the Reverend Mother Mohiam.

The story follows Paul whose noble family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only planet capable of producing the highly valuable resource known as the spice melange which allows for space travel, control of Arrakis is highly contested amongst the noble families.

When the Atreides are betrayed,
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Jason Momoa Joins Timothee Chalamet, Javier Bardem in ‘Dune’ Reboot

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Jason Momoa Joins Timothee Chalamet, Javier Bardem in ‘Dune’ Reboot
Aquaman” star Jason Momoa is in negotiations to join Legendary’s “Dune” reboot.

If a deal closes, he would join a cast that includes Timothee Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, and Zendaya.

Momoa will portray Duncan Idaho, a swordmaster in the house of Atreides who is the right-hand man to Chalamet’s father, played by Isaac.

Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049” director Denis Villeneuve is helming and co-writing the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts.

The movie will be produced by Villeneuve, Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull, and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers. Kevin J. Anderson will act as a creative consultant.

Set in the distant future, “Dune” follows Paul Atreides (Chalamet), whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over Arrakis
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‘First Man’ would be the rare Best Visual Effects Oscar winner with only supporting effects

‘First Man’ would be the rare Best Visual Effects Oscar winner with only supporting effects
First Man” has had a rocky road to the Oscars, but there is a good chance it walks away with the statuette for Best Visual Effects. The Neil Armstrong biopic is the only film in the Best Visual Effects race this year with additional nominations outside of the category, and recent trends show how often this helps films win. Yet, “First Man” would actually be bucking a different trend, in that its effects are less showy compared to most Visual Effects winners. The question is whether its realistic effects can win over the fantastical CGI showcases in “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Christopher Robin,” “Ready Player One” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

See‘Black Panther’ is out, but ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ visual effects can still make Oscars history for Marvel

First Man” just picked up its first industry win at the Visual Effects Society Awards, winning in Best Supporting Effects. Nominated visual effects supervisors Paul Lambert,
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Josh Brolin the latest addition to star-studded Dune cast

Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve continues to assemble a stellar cast for his upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, with Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War star Josh Brolin the latest to join the sci-fi epic.

THR reports that Brolin is set to portray Gurney Halleck, “a troubadour-swordsman loyal to the family who is instrumental in the wakening of Paul Atreides’ cosmic powers, which will start a revolution.”

Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) is set to lead the cast as Paul Atreides, alongside Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Dave Bautista (Avengers: Infinity War), Stellan Skarsgard (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), Charlotte Rampling (Red Sparrow), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Javier Bardem (Loving Pablo).

See Also: Timothee Chalamet says it’s “a dream come true” to work with Denis Villeneuve on Dune

Dune follows Paul Atreides, a member of a
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‘Dune’ Will Reunite ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Deadpool 2’ Star Josh Brolin With His ‘Sicario’ Director

‘Dune’ Will Reunite ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Deadpool 2’ Star Josh Brolin With His ‘Sicario’ Director
Josh Brolin, who recently played Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and Cable in Deadpool 2, is heading to outer space as part of the increasingly-awesome Dune cast. Blade Runner 2049 and Sicario director Denis Villeneuve is adapting author Frank Herbert’s acclaimed science fiction novel into two movies, and has already managed to lock down one of […]

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Dune Reboot Adds Another Avengers: Endgame Star

Though Josh Brolin’s run as Thanos might well be coming to a close in a couple of months with Avengers: Endgame, the star has already been snatched up for another major space adventure, with Deadline reporting that the Oscar nominee has joined the all-star cast of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune.

Legendary Entertainment has so far nabbed quite a few Marvel regulars for the upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic novel, having already enlisted Thor‘s Stellan Skarsgård and Dave Bautista of Guardians of the Galaxy fame. Starring as Paul Atreides, meanwhile, is Call Me by Your Name‘s Timothée Chalamet, who heads a cast that also features Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Rampling and Javier Bardem.

So far, Brolin’s role has yet to be specified, but if it wasn’t clear before that Legendary was going all out with the cast of this feature, then we sure know it now.
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Screen Engine/Asi Launches Turbine, Former Nrg CEO Catherine Paura And Angela Paura To Oversee

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Exclusive: Entertainment market research and analytics company Screen Engine/Asi is launching a new division called Turbine, which it says “will combine comprehensive data research and marketing execution strategies and they are bringing in former Nrg CEO Catherine Paura and her sister Angela Paura to run it.

Screen Engine/Asi is run by co-founder and CEO Kevin Goetz and its President Bob Levin. The Pauras will report to them.

The Pauras previously worked at Alcon Entertainment where they stepped in back in 2014 to replace the company’s President of Worldwide Marketing & Distribution Richard Ingber (who had been there 14 years). The two oversaw global campaigns for the company’s film slate, Blade Runner 2049. They also managed marketing for Alcon’s television division including the critically acclaimed (and Hugo award-winning) sci-fi thriller The Expanse which is now entering its fourth season on Amazon.

The new division, Turbine will service its filmmaker,
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Josh Brolin Joins the Cast of Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

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Josh Brolin Joins the Cast of Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’
Academy Award-nominee Josh Brolin is the latest actor to join the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptation of “Dune,” a novel written by Frank Herbert in 1965.

Brolin will play the role of Gurney Halleck. The role was previously portrayed by Patrick Stewart in David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation. He joins Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling and Javier Bardem, who will all feature in the film.

The film will be directed by “Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049” director Denis Villeneuve. The script was written by Villeneuve, Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, with Villeneuve producing alongside Mary Parent and Cale Boyter. Thomas Tull will executive produce along with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate and Kevin J. Anderson will serve as a creative consultant.

Also Read: Javier Bardem in Talks to Join Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune'

Set in the distant future,
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Josh Brolin Joins Timothee Chalamet in Star-Studded ‘Dune’ Reboot

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Josh Brolin Joins Timothee Chalamet in Star-Studded ‘Dune’ Reboot
Josh Brolin is joining the A-list ensemble of Legendary’s “Dune” reboot. He boards a cast that includes Timothee Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, and Charlotte Rampling, with Oscar Isaac and Zendaya in talks to join.

Brolin will portray Gurney Halleck, the warmaster for Chalamet’s family and a mentor to his character. Patrick Stewart played the role in David Lynch’s 1984 movie adaptation.

Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is directing and co-writing the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts.

The movie will be produced by Villeneuve, Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull, and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers. Kevin J. Anderson will act as a creative consultant.

Set in the distant future, “Dune” follows Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource,
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Trailer for Danny Boyle's Charming Beatles-Inspired Musical Rom-Com Yesterday

Today we have a treat for you with the trailer for Danny Boyle’s incredibly good-looking latest film, Yesterday. The main character, played by Himesh Patel (best known for his role in the popular British soap opera EastEnders), is in an accident on a night that the whole world loses electricity, and when he wakes up, he realizes that he is the only person on earth who knows who The Beatles are. So he begins to pass off their songs as his own, and his singing/songwriting career takes off as if… well, as if he were The Beatles.

His girlfriend is played by the charming Lily James, with Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Kate McKinnon, Lamorne Morris (New Girl), and Ed Sheeran. The story was written by Jack Barth, and the screenplay was adapted by Richard Curtis, who wrote Love, Actually, and my favorite movie, About Time, so I am incredibly excited.
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‘Bullets’ Creator on Writing for VOD and Subverting Nordic Noir

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“Bullets,” a Finnish, German and Belgian co-production from creator-producer Minna Virtanen and Antti Pesonen, held its market premiere screening on Monday at Berlin’s Drama Series Days, the TV component of the European Film Market.

In the series, ex-terrorist Madina Taburova, presumed to be dead, emerges in Helsinki looking for political asylum. Intelligence agent Mari Saari adapts a false identity and attempts to befriend Madina, as a means of keeping tabs on the once-dangerous woman. Krista Kosonen (“Blade Runner 2049”) and Sibel Kekilli (“Game of Thrones”) play the two main characters.

Virtanen and Pesonen spent five years co-writing and developing “Bullets.” The series is produced by Finland’s Vertigo Production, and co-produced by Germany’s Nadcon Film and Belgium’s Lunanime/ Lumière, and thanks to support from the Finnish tax incentive system, the show’s entire €5 million ($5.65 million) was in place before shooting began. TV show newcomer Pete Riski directed the series’ 10 episodes.
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Oscar Nominees Furious Over Exclusion From Telecast: ‘Another Slap in the Face’

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The Oscars have stepped in it again.

On Tuesday, Hollywood filmmakers and leading craftspeople roundly condemned a decision by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to hand out four awards during commercial breaks. The hope is that will trim the show’s run time and keep it to a relatively brisk three hours.

Nominees and their colleagues from the commercial-banished categories of cinematography, makeup and hairstyling, film editing, and live action shorts slammed the decision in interviews with Variety and via heated posts on social media. ABC, the network that airs the broadcast, said it would live-stream those categories online and air the speeches at a later point in the show. That did little to soothe bruised feelings.

“I find it depressing that they are doing this,” said cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, a nominee this year for “Never Look Away” from Sony Pictures Classics. “Hopefully it won’t be like
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Ana de Armas joins spy drama Wasp Network

Blade Runner 2049 actress Ana de Armas has become the latest addition to the cast of Wasp Network, an upcoming spy drama from director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper).

Based on Fernando Morais’ book The Last Soldiers of the Cold War, Wasp Network will tell the true story of “Cuban spies in American territory during the 1990s when anti-Castro groups based in Florida carried out military attacks on Cuba, and the Cuban government struck back with the Wasp Network to infiltrate those organizations.”

See Also: Rian Johnson’s Knives Out adds Ana de Armas and Don Johnson

De Armas joins a cast that also includes Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Pedro Pascal (Narcos), Penelope Cruz (Everybody Knows), Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) and Wagner Moura (Narcos).

Filming on Wasp Network is set to get underway later this month in Cuba.

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