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Justice League: Director’s Cut, Lord & Miller break silence on Han Solo firing, Ant-Man and The Wasp set photos and more – Daily News Roundup

Justice League: The Director’S Cut

It was revealed earlier this year that Zack Snyder was stepping down as director on Justice League, with Joss Whedon filling in for him. However one of the bigger complaints from film goers about the rather disappointing DC team-up movie was that Whedon’s jokes and Danny Elfman’s music were misplaced in Snyder’s work. As such, some fans have started a petition for Warner Bros. to release Snyder’s original cut of the movie – which they feel will be a better version. Read more here.

Justice League Deleted Scenes

In a new interview with Gamespot, Ray Fisher has spoken about a deleted scene – seen in the trailers – of a pre-Cyborg Victor Stone. “There were some things that you’ll probably end up seeing later on, that didn’t make it into this version of the film,” he said. “There’s a scene with Victor Stone,
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Denis Villeneuve says his Dune movie won’t take inspiration from David Lynch’s adaptation

Following his work on Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is set to return to the sci-fi genre for his next project, an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic novel Dune.

Villeneuve’s adaptation won’t be the first time that the 1965 book has been brought to the screen, with David Lynch helming a rather divisive take on the material in 1984, which was slammed by many critics and fans of the book, but has since developed its own cult following.

Speaking to CinemaBlend, Villeneuve has revealed that he won’t be taking any inspiration from Lynch’s film, and is instead looking to make “the adaptation of my dreams”.

“It will not have any link with the David Lynch movie,” said Villeneuve. “I’m going back to the book, and going to the images that came out when I read it. I mean David Lynch is one of the best filmmakers alive,
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Denis Villeneuve Teases ‘Dune’ Passion Project: ‘It Will Not Have Any Link With the David Lynch Movie’

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Denis Villeneuve Teases ‘Dune’ Passion Project: ‘It Will Not Have Any Link With the David Lynch Movie’
Blade Runner 2049” was a financial disappointment for Warner Bros. this fall (it still hasn’t even crossed $90 million domestically), but for many critics and fans it will remain a major artistic achievement for director Denis Villeneuve. After making three acclaimed movies in three years with “Sicario,” “Arrival,” and “2049,” the director is set to take a small break before moving on to revive another ambitious science-fiction property: “Dune.”

Read More:Denis Villeneuve Preps First LoveDune’ as ‘Bond 25’ Beckons

Villeneuve is set to adapt Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel for Legendary Pictures, and he’s already gone on record saying the movie will be “the project of [his] life.” The decision to tackle “Dune” is a risky one, considering the material often gives filmmakers a ton of trouble behind the camera. Alejandro Jodorowsky famously tried and failed to adapt the book in the 1970s, while David Lynch disliked his 1984 adaption so
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Bond 25 nearing distribution deal

With Sony’s deal having expired with the release of Spectre, it seems that Bond 25 is closing in on a new distribution deal, with Deadline reporting that MGM and Annapurna Pictures are close to announcing that they will team on the U.S. release of the next instalment in the long-running spy saga.

The outlet reports that producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are calling the shots alongside Gary Barber of MGM, with Erik Lomis executing the domestic distribution and Marc Weinstock the marketing for the domestic release.

However, it’s also said that Eon is looking for a more established partner for international distribution, which accounts for around 70% of Bond’s typical box office, and that Sony, Warner Bros. and Universal are battling hard for those rights.

See Also: Christoph Waltz suggests Blofeld has been recast for Bond 25

Bond 25 will see Daniel Craig returning for
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Denis Villeneuve is interested in directing Bond 25, but Dune is his priority

With Sam Mendes opting against a return for Bond 25, Eon is currently searching for a director to take the reins on Daniel Craig’s final outing as super spy 007.

A few months back, it was reported that Yann Demange (’71), David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) and Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) topped Eon’s shortlist, while a subsequent rumour suggested that Villeneuve is Craig’s favoured choice to take up the reins.

Well, during an interview with The Playlist, Villeneuve has admitted that he’d love to collaborate with Craig on Bond 25, however his priority remains his planned adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece Dune.

“The thing is I don’t now about that, but listen,” said Villeneuve when asked about the Bond 25 interest. “Daniel Craig is a very inspiring actor and I had some contact and the thing is that I’m busy right now doing Dune.
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Denis Villeneuve Preps First Love ‘Dune’ as ‘Bond 25’ Beckons

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Denis Villeneuve Preps First Love ‘Dune’ as ‘Bond 25’ Beckons
Blade Runner 2049” director Denis Villeneuve confirms that he has been approached to helm “Bond 25.” But the French Canadian’s first priority is making his passion project “Dune.” The Legendary Pictures adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic is currently being scripted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”).

Yet Villeneuve remains linked to “Bond 25,” whose shortlist of directors also includes Yann Demange (“71”) and David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water”). “I cannot comment on [making it], but I would say about Bond that it’s a character I grew up with,” he said.

His first childhood memory of 007 was watching Roger Moore’s “The Man with the Golden Gun.” “What I remember but didn’t understand was there was this discussion about [Sean] Connery not being Bond anymore,” said Villeneuve.

He singled out “Goldfinger,” “Thunderball,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” and “Casino Royale” as Bond faves. “If ever I had the privilege to do a Bond movie,
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Bond Watch: Denis Villeneuve Confirms Bond 25 Director Talks; Will Make ‘Dune’ First

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Bond Watch: Denis Villeneuve Confirms Bond 25 Director Talks; Will Make ‘Dune’ First
Denis Villenevue‘s Blade Runner 2049 may have underperformed at the box office, but the filmmaker is soldiering on with his next big flick: an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic Dune. In a recent interview, however, Villenevue confirms a rumor that’s been making the rounds: he’s been in contact about helming the next James Bond film. Will Denis Villenevue […]

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Denis Villeneuve Is Interested in Bond, but Says ‘Dune’ Is Next

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Back in July, we reported that the short list of James Bond 25 directors included Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival), Yann Demange (’71), and David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water), and any of them would make an exciting choice for Bond’s latest adventure. [caption id="attachment_664365" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Alcon Entertainment / Warner Bros./caption] Speaking to The Playlist, Villeneuve says he’s interested in Bond and working with Daniel Craig, but his new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune is what takes priority: “The thing is I don’t now about that, but listen,” Villeneuve says. “Daniel …
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Sliff 2017 Interview: Donald Rosenfeld – Producer of Cradle Of Champions

Cradle Of Champions screens Sunday, November 5th at 4:00pm at The .Zack (3224 Locust St.) as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Producer Donald Rosenfeld will be in attendance. Ticket information can be found Here

Made with a dream team of documentary talent — the crew’s past films include “Citizenfour,” “Cameraperson,” “Queen of Versailles,” “Racing Dreams,” and “Cartel Land” — “Cradle of Champions” captures the epic story of three young people fighting for their lives in the oldest, biggest, and most important amateur boxing tournament in the world: the New York’s Daily News Golden Gloves. “Cradle of Champions” follows three inspiring individuals on an urban odyssey through the 10-week Golden Gloves. Though boxing has come under increasing criticism in the past few decades, the tournament — which has produced more professional world champions than the Olympic Games — has taken legions of at-risk kids off the streets and given them discipline,
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The New Golden Age of Studio Science-Fiction is Upon Us

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The New Golden Age of Studio Science-Fiction is Upon Us
“Blade Runner 2049” is going to struggle to make it past the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, hardly the response Warner Bros. was looking for given the film’s estimated $300 million production and marketing budget. In a way, the odds were always against “2049” given that its predecessor was also a financial disappointment and only went on to become a cult classic with a very specific demographic of moviegoers. “Blade Runner” is no multi-generational favorite a la “Star Wars” or “Jurassic Park.”

But while the sequel is a box office dud, it’s unquestionably a huge step in the right direction for studio filmmaking.

Read More: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Was Never Going to Be a Blockbuster, But It Can Become Something Cooler: a Cult Classic

In a blockbuster age dominated by comic book fare and endless cash-grabbing sequels, it has become increasingly rare to see a big-budget studio film
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Why Was Sean Young’s Role So Minimal in Blade Runner 2049?

Sean Young is an American actress who has appeared in a number of well-known movies such as Dune, Wall Street, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. However, her single most famous role was the replicant named Rachael in Blade Runner, who managed to shake some of the titular character’s most fundamental beliefs. With that said, Young’s minimal involvement in Blade Runner 2049 has been noted, which stands out all the more because Harrison Ford returned to reprise his role as the ex-blade runner Rick Deckard. What Was Sean Young’s Role in Blade Runner 2049? Since Blade Runner 2049 has not been

Why Was Sean Young’s Role So Minimal in Blade Runner 2049?
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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Denis Villeneuve on the Challenges of Three-Way Sex Scenes and His Very Real Need for a Nap

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Denis Villeneuve on the Challenges of Three-Way Sex Scenes and His Very Real Need for a Nap
With “Blade Runner 2049” playing on the big screen (where it must be seen in all its glory) amid debates about mismarketing and spoiler phobia, director Denis Villeneuve was relieved to be able to sit down and talk openly about making the movie — with a few well-placed spoiler alerts.

Like “Life of Pi,” and “Mad Max: Fury Road,” along with its main Oscar rival “Dunkirk,” critically hailed “Blade Runner 2049” pushes the state of motion-picture making to its apex. And the Academy — from the picky directors branch and the crafts to actors with a fondness for long-overlooked Harrison Ford — should reward the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 “Blade Runner” with multiple nominations. (The original landed just two craft nods.)

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’ Could Finally Nab Harrison Ford and Roger Deakins Those Elusive Oscars

I’m not the only one who came out of this complicated two-hour, 43-minute
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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Denis Villeneuve on the Challenges of Three-Way Sex Scenes and His Very Real Need for a Nap

‘Blade Runner 2049’: Denis Villeneuve on the Challenges of Three-Way Sex Scenes and His Very Real Need for a Nap
With “Blade Runner 2049” playing on the big screen (where it must be seen in all its glory) amid debates about mismarketing and spoiler phobia, director Denis Villeneuve was relieved to be able to sit down and talk openly about making the movie — with a few well-placed spoiler alerts.

Like “Life of Pi,” and “Mad Max: Fury Road,” along with its main Oscar rival “Dunkirk,” critically hailed “Blade Runner 2049” pushes the state of motion-picture making to its apex. And the Academy — from the picky directors branch and the crafts to actors with a fondness for long-overlooked Harrison Ford — should reward the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 “Blade Runner” with multiple nominations. (The original landed just two craft nods.)

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’ Could Finally Nab Harrison Ford and Roger Deakins Those Elusive Oscars

I’m not the only one who came out of this complicated two-hour, 43-minute
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October 3rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Cult Of Chucky, 976-evil, The Hidden (1987), Jackals

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Happy October, gang! With the Halloween season now officially underway, we have an incredible day of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases to enjoy. Arrow Video has put together three stunning special edition sets for Children of the Corn, Don’t Torture A Duckling, and The Suspicious Death of A Minor, but we also have several other modern cult titles debuting as well, including Popcorn, 976-evil, and The Hidden.

For all you Charles Lee Ray enthusiasts out there, Cult of Chucky and the Chucky: Complete 7-Movie Collection both come home on Tuesday, and Scream Factory is also releasing the recent indie horror thriller Jackals on Blu-ray.

Other notable home entertainment titles bowing on October 3rd include American Horror Story: Roanoke, A Ghost Story, Haunters: The Art of the Scare, Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut, iZombie: The Complete Third Season, and Vampyr: Special Edition.
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David Lynch as Actor: How His Onscreen Persona Has Evolved From ‘The Cleveland Show’ to ‘Lucky’

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David Lynch as Actor: How His Onscreen Persona Has Evolved From ‘The Cleveland Show’ to ‘Lucky’
Here’s a strange thought: David Lynch has been in front of the camera more often in the last 10 years than he’s been behind it. Though rarely thought of as an actor in the same manner as other on-camera directors, Lynch has appeared not only in several of his own projects — most recently the “Twin Peaks” revival, in which his Gordon Cole became one of the main characters — but an expectedly far-flung range of others as well. Though he only lends his voice to some of them, he imbues each role with his nonpareil essence.

Read More:Why ‘Lucky’ Should Earn the Late Harry Dean Stanton His First Oscar

Lynch made no feature-length films or TV series in the 11 long years between the release of “Inland Empire” and this new “Twin Peaks,” but he did grace us with his presence onscreen several times. Most prominently — and weirdly, and hilariously — that
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Exploring Nowhere: The Weird Worldbuilding of ‘Eraserhead’

By Jacob Oller

David Lynch’s constructions are coherent in their craziness. raserhead is unforgettable. It’s also unforgettably weird, a trip to another dimension just off-center from our own. That uncanny creation is a David Lynch specialty that the director has forged outside of its typical homes of fantasy and sci-fi (except for Dune, which is what happens when […]

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Denis Villeneuve is the frontrunner to direct Sony’s Cleopatra

Denis Villeneuve’s career certainly is on the rise, especially coming off chatter that Blade Runner 2049 will be hailed as a ‘masterpiece’, and now comes word that the director may be attached to another big, long-developed film over at Sony. Deadline has reported Villenueve is being courted to direct Cleopatra, based on the infamous Egyptian queen, with Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal producing.

The script, written by David Scarpa, Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland, is based upon Stacy Schiff’s biography on Cleopatra. The project has been over at Sony for many years, with directors such as James Cameron and David Fincher orbiting it, along with Angelina Jolie being eyed for the title role.

The last member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, Cleopatra ruled over Egypt for much of her life, surviving a civil war with her brother, Ptolemy, and making an alliance with Rome under Julius Caesar and later
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Denis Villeneuve Is Eyeing ‘Cleopatra’ Remake After Conquering ‘Blade Runner 2049’

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Denis Villeneuve Is Eyeing ‘Cleopatra’ Remake After Conquering ‘Blade Runner 2049’
Following ecstatic early reviews for “Blade Runner 2049,” Denis Villeneuve is in talks to helm Sony Pictures’ epic “Cleopatra” remake. Producers Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal optioned the best-selling 2010 biography “Cleopatra: A Life,” by Stacy Schiff. James Cameron, Paul Greengrass, and David Fincher were previously in the running, but Deadline reports that Villeneuve is at the top of the list. Villeneuve is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s most coveted directors, with “Prisoners,” “Sicario,” “Arrival,” and now “Blade Runner 2049,” which has critics raving. The director is also developing a remake of “Dune,” the sci-fi classic by Frank Herbert, with Legendary Entertainment.

It has been rumored that Angelina Jolie would play the legendary Egyptian queen, but Sony would be wise to heed recent charges of whitewashing that have tanked other blockbusters. The script has seen three different scribes so far: David Scarpa, Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland.

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Daniel Craig reportedly wants Denis Villeneuve to direct Bond 25

Now that Daniel Craig has renewed his license to kill for a fifth and final outing as 007, the search is on for a director to succeed Skyfall and Spectre helmer Sam Mendes for 2019’s as-yet-untitled Bond 25.

While there has been talk that producer Barbara Broccoli is considering a female filmmaker, it was reported back in July that three candidates top Eon’s list: Yann Demange (’71), David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) and Denis Villenueve (Blade Runner 2049).

Well, according to The Daily Mail, Sicario and Arrival helmer Villenueve is reportedly the favoured candidate for Daniel Craig, and has held meetings with Craig, Broccoli and producer Michael G. Wilson about boarding the film.

Villeneuve is currently attached to a big screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, which was thought to be his next project. However, he did state earlier this year that he was looking to take a break after Blade Runner 2049,
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Gorgeous New Character Posters For Blade Runner 2049 Surface

How on earth do you follow a film as iconic and generally amazing as Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner? We’re about to find out, as Denis Villeneuve’s hotly anticipated sequel, Blade Runner 2049 is now just under a month away from release.

After a series of moody and beautiful trailers that give every impression that Villeneuve has done what some said was impossible, expectations are through the roof. Now adding a little more fuel to the fire are these new character posters that give us a detailed look at our cast of characters.

Seen in the gallery below, you’ll probably agree that they’re hardly the most inspiring one-sheets in history, especially considering the visual delights we see in the trailers. However, given that the design brief was presumably to produce a series of posters explaining to audiences who’s who in the movie, I guess you
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