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J.K. Simmons joins Cinema Magagement Group Tiff animation sales title ‘Seal Team’ (exclusive)

J.K. Simmons joins Cinema Magagement Group Tiff animation sales title ‘Seal Team’ (exclusive)
New voice cast members include British musician Seal, John Kani (The Lion King).

J.K. Simmons has joined the voice cast of the animation Seal Team, which Cinema Management Group (Cmg) will continue to offer to worldwide buyers Toronto.

Simmons, who won the best supporting actor Oscar in 2015 for Whiplash, joins previously announced Jessie T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Sharlto Copley (District 9).

British musician Seal and John Kani, who voices Rafiki in global smash The Lion King, have also joined the feature from South African studio Triggerfish Animation, which is currently in production under the direction of Greig Cameron
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New RoboCop Movie Loses Director

Mike Cecchini Aug 17, 2019

Neill Blomkamp won't direct the new RoboCop sequel after all.

"Dick, I am very disappointed."

This was an unfortunately brief honeymoon. Last year it was announced that Neill Blomkamp had signed on to direct a new RoboCop movie. And not just any new RoboCop movie (and certainly not another dreaded reboot). No, Blomkamp was here to "serve the public trust" and deliver a direct sequel to the first (and classic) RoboCop movie. So, forget about the disappointing (and strange) turns the franchise has taken since 1987 and instead think of how last year's Halloween pretended the other seven sequels and the two ill-advised reboot entries never happened and that's basically the approach RoboCop Returns was going for.

But a mere 13 months later, Blomkamp has had to depart the project because he's shooting "a new horror thriller" and MGM is intent on shooting RoboCop Returns "now." Here's the director's full statement on the subject.
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Neill Blomkamp exits RoboCop Returns

It looks like Neill Blomkamp’s RoboCop ambitions have gone the way of his planned Alien sequel, with the District 9 filmmaker revealing on Twitter that he is no longer attached to direct RoboCop Returns due to scheduling issues with MGM.

Off Robocop. I am shooting new horror/thriller and MGM can’t wait/ need to shoot Robocop now. Excited to watch it in theaters with other fans. N

— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) August 15, 2019

RoboCop Returns was first announced back in July of last year and would have been a direct sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 action sci-fi classic, with Justin Rhodes (Terminator: Dark Fate) rewriting an old script from the late 80s by original RoboCop writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner.

Blomkamp had been keen to bring back Peter Weller as the former Alex Murphy, although Weller reportedly turned down the opportunity to reprise the role for the first time since 1990’s RoboCop 2.
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Neill Blomkamp No Longer Directing RoboCop Returns

  • Cinelinx
The upcoming RoboCop reboot, that would have worked as a direct sequel to the original franchise, has lost a director. Well this is a big ‘ol bummer. In the wee hours of the morning, director Neill Blomkamp announced on Twitter that he was no longer helming MGM’s planned RoboCop reboot/sequel. Off Robocop. […]

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Robocop Returns Loses Director Neill Blomkamp, He'll Direct New Horror Movie Instead

  • MovieWeb
Robocop Returns has lost its director, as helmer Neill Blomkamp confirms he is no longer attached to the sequel. On his official Twitter account, Blomkamp says he is "off" the project, citing a scheduling conflict with what he's currently working on. "Off RoboCop. I am shooting [a] new horror/thriller and MGM can't wait," Blomkamp explains in a tweet. The filmmaker adds that he's still excited to watch the new RoboCop movie "in theaters with other fans." While a new director has yet to be named, it appears the sequel is on the fast track to production, and it's likely someone else will soon be signed on.

Off Robocop. I am shooting new horror/thriller and MGM can’t wait/ need to shoot Robocop now. Excited to watch it in theaters with other fans. N

— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) August 15, 2019

Last year, many fans of the original movie from director Paul Verhoeven
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Robocop Returns Loses Director Neill Blomkamp

It may have only been ten years since District 9’s box office success and Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture put Neill Blompkamp on Hollywood’s radar in a huge way, but already people are predicting that the filmmaker will struggle to ever reach those heights again after his follow-up features Elysium and Chappie suffered from the law of diminishing returns with both critics and at the box office.

The 39 year-old spent a couple of years developing an Alien sequel that would have seen Sigourney Weaver return to the franchise, but the project was quietly abandoned after the disappointing reaction to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. Seemingly determined to reboot an iconic 1980’s sci-fi series one way or another though, Blomkamp then started working on what came to be known as RoboCop Returns, with the story reportedly based on a spec script by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner,
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Director Neill Blomkamp Drops Out of Robocop Returns To Shoot a Horror Film

Lots of fans seemed excited when District 9 director Neill Blomkamp jumped on board to direct RoboCop Returns, which will be a direct sequel to the the original 1987 RoboCop film.

This movie is based on a script that was written years ago by RoboCop's original screenwriters Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner. That movie never happened due to some issues. Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote Terminator: Dark Fate for James Cameron and Tim Miller, is rewriting that script, which was originally a planned sequel to Verhoeven’s film.

Well, Blomkamp has announced that he is no longer directing the movie. Instead his is going off to direct a horror thriller and MGM isn’t going to put the project on hold for him because they need to shoot RoboCop Returns soon.

Off Robocop. I am shooting new horror/thriller and MGM can’t wait/ need to shoot Robocop now. Excited to
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Neill Blomkamp Says He’s Off ‘RoboCop Returns’ & Is Now Directing A New Horror Film

Neill Blomkamp can’t seem to catch a break. After breaking onto the scene in a big way with his Oscar-nominated film “District 9,” the filmmaker was poised to be one of the next big things. After only moderate success with “Elysium” and “Chappie,” the filmmaker seemed to be ready to move into franchise work with “Alien 5.” Of course, that never happened, though Blomkamp worked on it for a while.

Continue reading Neill Blomkamp Says He’s Off ‘RoboCop Returns’ & Is Now Directing A New Horror Film at The Playlist.
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Neill Blomkamp is no longer directing Robocop Returns

  • JoBlo
Anyone hoping to see what Neill Blomkamp, the director behind such R-rated sci-fi flicks as District 9 and Elysium, would bring to the upcoming Robocop Returns will, unfortunately, have to put those hopes somewhere else, as the director is no longer attached to the project. Blomkamp is currently at work on an original horror/thriller, but with MGM wanting to get the project going that created…
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Lunchtime Poll: So, you're turning into an alien...

by Nathaniel R

Today marks the 10th anniversary of District 9 (2009), a major sleeper hit and Oscar success in its year. Remember that year when it seemed like anything was possible for the sudden extra Best Picture slots ... before the awards strategists and specialty distributors conquered the new system to make it more like the old system again in terms of what got a Best Picture nod. 

District 9 was totally snubbed in Best Makeup which was insane. What does the makeup branch have against body horror anyway? Which brings us to today's lunchtime poll. You've become infected and are turning into an alien. Choose which movie alien you'd like to become and why. Here are some of movie aliens for inspiration and to get the conversation started...
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Collection of Cool Movie Inspired Art From Hero Complex Gallery's Blacklight 3 Art Show

I’ve been buying movie pop culture art from Hero Complex Gallery for years. I love the work their artists pump out! Well, they recently reopened at a new location in Los Angeles and they celebrated with the Blackout 3 art show.

As you’ll see, the the show is filled with a collection of wonderfully vibrant poster art that comes to life when put under a blacklight. The collection of art here pays tribute to films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, John Wick, Blade Runner, It, Beetlejuice, Mandy, District 9, Skyfall, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Eyes Wide Shut, Psycho, and The Shape of Water. You can check out those pieces below.

The art comes from the following artists: Craig Drake, Neil Davies, Rhys Cooper, Yvan Quinet, Luke Preece, Dan Mumford, Barrett Chapman, Melvin Mago, Adam Cockerton, Danny Haas, Mainger, Aurelio Lorenzo, and more.

If you’re interested in purchasing any of these,
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The Hunger Games: The 10 Best Districts, Ranked

The country of Panem — home to the Capitol, twelve functioning districts, and the underground thirteenth one — is the stage on which the Hunger Games series is performed. With a new Hunger Games book and film on the way, we thought it was time for a review.

Every district comes with its own rich history, beloved victors, and primary export. And while they all provide the people of Panem with something valuable, they are not all equal.

Here’s a quick shout-out to our honorable-mentions including District 9 (Grain), District 10 (Livestock), and District 6 (Transportation). Also, shout-out to the Capitol for being so fancy and fascinating.

Here is how The Hunger Games’ districts stack up.
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History Taps Reel One Exec Adam Fratto As VP Scripted Programming

  • Deadline
History has named former Reel One Entertainment executive Adam Fratto VP Scripted Programming for the network. In his new role, Fratto will oversee development and production of History’s scripted slate, as well as develop projects for A+E Studios. Based in Los Angeles, he will report into Eli Lehrer, Evp and General Manager at History, and Tana Jamieson, Svp Programming at A+E Studios.

“Adam is a seasoned producer with a stellar track record of developing programming with epic storytelling,” said Lehrer. “He has the perfect creative instincts that will propel our scripted slate to the next level and I am confident he will be an asset to my senior team.”

Fratto moves to History from Reel One Entertainment, where he served as Svp. During his tenure there he launched a series division for the international distribution and production studio, and built and developed a slate of high profile projects,
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Neuchâtel festival to explore how games, transmedia and VFX are transforming filmmaking

The Niff Extended programme of the Swiss festival is attracting high-level international guests.

Nifff Extended, the section of Swiss festival Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (Nifff) probing the future of cinema, launches today with a wide-ranging programme exploring how games, transmedia and VFX are helping to change storytelling in feature filmmaking.

The programme is becoming the main industry focus of the festival, attracting high-level guests and featuring premieres and cutting- edge debates.

“The Neuchâtel festival has the name ‘film festival’ because it is a historical brand but we really have broadened our vision of what we show and what we discuss,
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Neuchâtel festival to explore how games, transmedia and VFX are transforming film-making

The Niff Extended programme of the Swiss festival is attracting high-level international guests.

Nifff Extended, the section of Swiss festival Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (Nifff) probing the future of cinema, launches today with a wide-ranging programme exploring how games, transmedia and VFX are helping to change storytelling in feature filmmaking.

The programme is becoming the main industry focus of the festival, attracting high-level guests and featuring premieres and cutting- edge debates.

“The Neuchâtel festival has the name ‘film festival’ because it is a historical brand but we really have broadened our vision of what we show and what we discuss,
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Neuchâtel festival to epxlore how games, transmedia and VFX are transforming film-making

Neuchâtel festival to epxlore how games, transmedia and VFX are transforming film-making
The Niff Extended programme of the Swiss festival is attracting high-level international guests.

Niff Extended, the section of Swiss festival Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival probing the future of cinema, launches today with a wide-ranging programme exploring how games, transmedia and VFX are helping to change storytelling in feature filmmaking.

The programme is ecoming the main industry focus of the festival, attracting high- level guests and featuring premieres and cutting- edge debates.

“The Neuchâtel festival has the name ‘film festival’ because it is a historical brand but we really have broadened our vision of what we show and what we discuss,
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RoboCop Returns Director Neill Blomkamp Confirms the Classic Suit

Joseph Baxter Jul 1, 2019

Director Neill Blomkamp’s developing RoboCop sequel is confirmed to feature the title character’s original robotic suit.

RoboCop Returns will be, as its title implies, a return to the sci-fi action franchise in classic form, as the latest news on the developing sequel now reveals. Not only will the film pick up from the continuity of director Paul Verhoeven’s iconic original 1987 RoboCop, but its director, Neill Blomkamp, has stated that his sequel will sport the original – never-topped – RoboCop armored exoskeleton suit!

Blomkamp, in a revelatory tweeted reply to a fan's question, proved that RoboCop Returns will live up to its billing in a big way, with his confirmation of the title character’s classic suit, which might just be donned by original star Peter Weller.

1 million% original https://t.co/1bgDvgMLHd

— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) June 29, 2019

This, of course, is a big deal, since moviegoers’ minds
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Neill Blomkamp Updates Status of Robocop Returns Scrip & Promises Original Robocop Suit

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten any updates on Neill Blomkamp’s RoboCop sequel/reboot. But all that changed over the weekend when the Chappie/District 9 filmmaker updated fans on the status of the script. Here’s his response on Twitter: “Script is being written. Going well! Imagine watching Verhoeven do a follow-up film.” Paul Verhoeven is, […] The post Neill Blomkamp Updates Status of Robocop Returns Scrip & Promises Original Robocop Suit appeared first on Dread Central.
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RoboCop Returns Will Bring Back the Silver Suit from the 1987 Movie

  • MovieWeb
RoboCop Returns Will Bring Back the Silver Suit from the 1987 Movie
Neill Blomkamp's Robocop Returns will feature the iconic original suit. The director gave a small status update on the project, which was originally announced last year. The District 9 director is still extremely excited about the movie and wants to do justice to the original. Fans of the franchise weren't too happy about the new suit used in the 2014 remake, so they should all be pretty happy to learn that Peter Weller's suit in Paul Verhoeven's original classic will be used yet again.

One of the things Neill Blomkamp has said since the beginning is he wants to make RoboCop Returns feel like Paul Verhoeven made it. He echoed the same sentiment when a fan on Twitter asked for a status update. Blomkamp answered and said, "Script is being written. Going well! Imagine watching Verhoeven do a follow up film." When another fan chimed in and asked
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Neill Blomkamp Assures That His ‘RoboCop’ Sequel Will Feature the Original Suit

Neill Blomkamp Assures That His ‘RoboCop’ Sequel Will Feature the Original Suit
He may not be making that Aliens sequel we’ve all been begging for but Neill Blomkamp (District 9) is most definitely making a sequel to RoboCop, and it’s set to be a follow-up to Paul Verhoeven’s original classic. As we learned last year, Blomkamp is rewriting a script penned by original RoboCop scribes Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner back in […]
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