By now, we all know the headline: in November 2017, Amazon Studios spent $250 million to outbid Netflix for television series rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world-renowned Lord of the Rings fantasy series. Produced in conjunction with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, publisher HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, the project will explore new storylines preceding The Fellowship of […]
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The Weinsteins have announced a deal with Netflix which ties up many of their foreign language and documentary films exclusively, and for “multiple years.” Interestingly, they’re baiting the hook with The Artist. Not only is this not a foreign language film nor a documentary, it’s also the front runner at Sunday’s Oscars, expected to pretty […]
A recent attempt to reboot The Crow movie series, the undead-rocker-revenge story, based on a comic by James O’Barr, collapsed amidst legal squabbles between the Weinsteins and Relativity Media – no prizes for guessing which of those parties was coming down on the other. Just yesterday, the two parties announced that the fight was over, […]
Michel Hazanavicius‘ screenplay for The Artist has been published online by The Weinsteins as part of their For Your Consideration campaign. What makes this script particularly interesting to read is that it lays down the blueprint for a silent film in nothing but action and the odd title card (well… more or less). Silent movie […]
I think it will be a very long time until we ever get a movie called The Six Million Dollar Man, emphasis on the Million, because that number just doesn’t seem high or low enough to merit any sort of reaction, not like it would have when the TV series screened in the 70s. There’s […]