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Steven Spielberg, Javier Bardem Bring ‘Cortes’ to Life as Amazon Limited Series

The epic saga of legendary conqueror Hernan Cortes has found a home at Amazon Studios, with Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) set to lead the four-hour miniseries Cortes. Developed by three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg (Ready Player One) through Amblin Television, the project is created for series television by Oscar-winning Schindler’s List writer Steven […]

The Night Of’s First Episode To Stream On HBO Go Ahead Of Premiere

It seems premiere episodes are getting time to breath via streaming options. Cinemax made Outcast‘s first episode available on a variety of streaming platforms two weeks ahead of its debut and HBO has announced it will offer its upcoming limited series The Night Of on its HBO Go and HBO Now streaming apps. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BnH0NyrwX0[/youtube] The […]




If David Fincher Gets To Make The Millennium Sequels, He’ll Shoot Them Back To Back

The chief US press conference for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was held yesterday, and it allowed the ever future-focused blogosphere to get a hold of some sequel-centric bits and pieces. Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara are both signed on to return should Sony greenlight adaptations of the remaining two Millennium novels, but director […]

Rather Long Trailer For Fincher’s Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

At almost three and three quarter minutes, the latest trailer for David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is quite the sit down meal. And here’s something to chew on: the accents. They’re nothing if not varied. Is there a system here? Or has each accent been settled on independently? The “babel fish” convention […]

Bone Up On Fincher’s Girl With The Dragon Tattoo And All Her Movie Chums

The official site for David Fincher‘s new adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has launched, and in doing so provided our first images of many of the film’s characters. You’ll also be able to listen to some music while you look at them and read their bios. I presume it’s a sample from […]

Moneyball Trailer – Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Baseball

Moneyball lost director Steven Soderbergh, and his screenplay, three days before shooting was due to start. Bennet Miller, Oscar-nominated for Capote, stepped in and shot the film from a draft by Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. I don’t think that looks too good. I’m thinking the film must be better than this flat and pedestrian […]

Jamie Vanderbilt Adapting Red Riding Into A Movie For Ridley Scott

Already filmed as a three-part TV series, masquerading as three TV movies,* David Peace‘s Red Riding novels are now set for a Hollywood adaptation, written by Jamie Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt is a writer on the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man, and the chap who wrote the script for Zodiac. Like that film, Red Riding tells a based-on-facts crime story, […]

First Good Look At Rooney Mara In Character As Lisbeth Salander

From the cover of W Magazine comes this image of Rooney Mara doing her best Girl With a Dragon Tattoo. Though the image is credited to Jean-Baptiste Mondino, the accompanying article seems to suggest Fincher was rather hands-on: “I think we need more blood,” Fincher said as he stared at Mara’s outstretched hands. Must be […]

VIDEO: Rooney Mara’s Lisbeth Salander Motorbike Rehearsal

Here’s a look at Rooney Mara at least partly transformed into Lisbeth Salander, practicing some motorbike activity (it’d probably be pushing it to call this action) for the imminent production of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Part way through, the helmet comes off and we get a good look at the all-important hair do. […]