Brian De Palma to Direct Thriller THE KEY MAN
by Adam Chitwood Posted: August 18th, 2011Director Brian De Palma hasn’t stepped behind a camera since 2007’s Redacted, but it looks like he may be returning to the director’s chair soon. Deadline reports that the Untouchables director has been set to direct the thriller The Key Man for QED International and Safehouse Pictures. The story revolves around a father who is targeted by authorities because his body “contains answers to important national secrets,” and is said to be in the vein of 70’s paranoid thrillers like Marathon Man and Three Days of the Condor.
Joby Harold (Awake) wrote the script and will produce alongside Bill Block, Paul Hanson, and Tory Tunnell. Back in January we reported that De Palma would be directing Passion, a remake of the 2010 Gallic psychodrama Crime d’amour, as his next film. There’s no word as to the status of that project, but it sure sounds like De Palma is itching to get behind another “psychologically unsound” project. When we first reported on The Key Man, the plan was to begin shooting later this year, and that still seems to be the case, so it’s looking like The Key Man will mark De Palma’s return.
New Trailer for TEXAS KILLING FIELDS Starring Sam Worthington and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
by Jeff Ames Posted: August 18th, 2011
If you’re into true life murder mystery/thrillers, then you might want to check out the slick new trailer for Ami Canaan Mann’s long-delayed Texas Killing Fields. Starring Sam Worthington and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the film concerns a small-town cop and a New York City detective who team up to capture a serial killer – one with a knack for disposing the bodies of his victims in a Texas marsh. I’ve been curious about Mann’s film since watching the Italian trailer a few weeks ago. Thankfully this new trailer is in English, and features a nice overall view of the story and characters. Plus it’s got the ever talented Chloe Moretz staring ominously into the camera. What’s not to like?
Texas Killing Fields also stars Jessica Chastain (The Help), Jason Clarke (Public Enemies) and Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire). The film is set to play in competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival and will open on October 7.
New Images from MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL, MELANCHOLIA, THE BIG YEAR, and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
by Matt Goldberg Posted: August 18th, 2011
New images have gone online for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia, the bird-watching comedy The Big Year, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Hit the jump to check out all the images along with synopses and brief descriptions for each film.
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6 Clips from THE DEBT Starring Sam Worthington and Helen Mirren
by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub Posted: August 18th, 2011With director John Madden’s (Shakespeare in Love) The Debt finally getting released August 31, Focus Features has provided us with six clips from the film. The reason I say finally, is that Focus acquired the flick from Miramax, so it’s release date was pushed back from last year. Starring Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, and Ciaran Hinds as older versions of the characters played by Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, and Marton Csokas, The Debt is about three retired Mossad secret agents and what happened to them in the past. From what I understand, the film cuts back and forth between 1966 and 1997, which is the reason you have two actors playing the same character. Hit the jump to watch the clips.
Ridley Scott to Direct New BLADE RUNNER Movie [Updated] [Update #2: Possibly Filming in 2013, Ford Unlikely]
by Matt Goldberg Posted: August 18th, 2011
Ridley Scott is returning to the Alien franchise (or at least with a film that has “Alien‘s DNA”) with the upcoming sci-fi flick Prometheus. Now he’s revisiting another classic from his past as Alcon Entertainment has sent out a press release announcing that Scott will direct and produce a new installment of Blade Runner. For those unfamiliar with the original, the 1982 sci-fi thriller was loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s short story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” [Correction: It's a novel, not a short story] and starred Harrison Ford as Richard Deckard, a burnt-out “Blade Runner” assigned to track down and destroy rogue superhuman androids known as “replicants”. However, he then falls in love with one and there’s also some ambiguity as to whether or not Deckard may be a replicant himself.
Hit the jump for more details on this intriguing project. [Update: We've updated the story with the press release, which you can check out after the jump.] [Update #2: Alcon producer Andrew Kosgrove has stated that the earliest production could begin would be 2013, with a possible 2014 release, and said that it's unlikely that Harrison Ford would be involved in the film. His quotes have been included after the jump.]