Posts Tagged ‘Bruce Dern’

Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT to Start Shooting This November

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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Quentin Tarantino has calmed down and is ready to make his Western The Hateful Eight. In short: Tarantino was planning another Western after Django Unchained, a film called The Hateful Eight that may have starred Bruce Dern and Christoph Waltz. Tarantino’s script was leaked and published online rightfully pissing him off to the point of packing it all in. A few days ago at Cannes he admitted that he had “calmed down” and that he was finishing the second draft and intended to do a third draft.

Well now it looks like Hateful Eight is set to start production this fall according to Showbiz 411. The report adds that all of the actors who participated in a recent live read of the script like Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, and Zoe Bell will star in the film, but sadly Christoph Waltz will not be a part of the cast. Tim Roth also participated in the live read, but he is not mentioned in the report so no word yet on his status.

The story of The Hateful Eight takes place in post-Civil War Wyoming and tells the story of a small group of stagecoach passengers who are stranded during a blizzard. A large chunk of the film takes place in a bar, and the characters include a couple of bounty hunters (Jackson and Russell), a Confederate general (Dern), a cowboy (Madsen), a transplanted Englishman (Roth), a soldier (Goggins), and a female prisoner (Tamblyn).

I for one welcome a QT return to the West; this great cast and the dialogue driven script should supply the director with another winner. We will keep you posted on all Hateful Eight news.

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The 2014 Oscar Nominees

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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Here are the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards or “The Oscars” is you’re nasty.  The leaders are American Hustle and Gravity lead with 10 nominations each, 12 Years a Slave has 9 nominations.  I’m happy to see Wolf of Wall Street earn five nominations including Best Picture, Director (Scorsese), Best Actor (DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill) and Adapted Screenplay.  Feel free to make your own assumptions about who got snubbed (Robert Redford) and shake your fist in the comments.

The 86th Oscars will be broadcast March 2nd on ABC.

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Trailer for Joe Dante’s THE HOLE

Monday, August 27th, 2012
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Joe Dante’s (Gremlins) The Hole was finished in 2009 at premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, so it’s been a long time coming you could say.  It’s about a family that discovers a padlocked door in their basement, they take the locks off and soon they are haunted by their darkest fears.

The Hole opens September 28th. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

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Trailer for Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Twixt’, Remember Val Kilmer?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

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The first trailer has been released for Francis Ford Coppola‘s new horror film Twixt starring Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning, Bruce Dern, and Ben Chaplin.  The voice-over of Tom Waits sets up the picture and it gets even more strange as it goes.

The film, inspired by the writing of Edgar Allen Poe follows a “writer with a declining career who arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He’s unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.”

The film is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, watch the trailer below

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