Francois Perrier

  • Cary Fukunaga Offers New Details on Why ‘It’ Remake Fell Apart

    For a cover story this week on “Beasts of No Nation,” Cary Fukunaga explained to Variety why he bailed this summer on New Line’s horror movie remake of Stephen King’s “It.” Fukunaga had already written a script with Chase Palmer on the project, which he first boarded in 2012 (it started at Warner…

    Variety
  • Boba Fett escapes his fate in stunning, high-quality 'Star Wars' fan trailer

    After being trapped for 30 years in the Great Pit of Carkoon, infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett makes a death defying escape.

    Hitfix
  • Paul Haggis On Sweating Awards Season: “It’s So Childish”

    We all hate being judged — or, at least I do — but most of us don’t have that as a months-long requirement. If you’re a filmmaker though, that’s half your year. Double Oscar winner Paul Haggis ( Crash) has some experience with that, and in an exclusive clip from this week’s episode of…

    Deadline
  • Sony, Back In The Crosshairs, Defends 'Concussion'

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming Will Smith film about head trauma and the NFL, "Concussion."The question…

    Huffington Post
  • Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams will have 'an evening of fun' together this November

    Stephen Colbert is going to interview J.J. Abrams in Newark as part of a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival — and if you want in on the action, you'll have to move fast. Colbert and Abrams' conversation — which is being branded a "celebrity nerd-off" — is supposed to be "a wide-ranging,…

    The Verge
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  • Restoration Watch: Alger Theater Seeks Public Support for Restoration

    Photo via Friends of the Alger Theater A group working to restore the Alger Theater into a movie house with a public mission is looking for crowd-sourcing help via Patronicity. The Friends of the Alger Theater campaign, aimed at restoring...

    Curbed Detroit
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    Bryan Cranston on Jon Hamm: "His Role Was More Difficult Than Mine"

    The three-time Emmy Award winner, praises 'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm's work saying he deserves to win the top drama prize this year.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Peak cinema: 'Everest' kicks off Venice Film Festival

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke lead the cast but the mountain is the star of "Everest," a high-altitude thriller that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • Dan Fogelman Dramedy Gets Pilot Order At NBC With ‘Focus’ Duo Directing

    We have the first piece of new development from the 2015-16 broadcast cycle to get a pilot order. In a competitive situation, a dramedy spec by The Neighbors and Galavant creator Dan Fogelman has landed at NBC with a pilot green light. Fogelman has brought in  John Requa & Glenn Ficarra (…

    Deadline
  • China censors approve first film about gay couple

    China has approved for release the first film with gay principal characters, the movie's director said, in what some are calling a breakthrough in the country's heavily-censored media. Director Wang Chao announced on Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter, that censors had given "Seek McCartney"…

    AFP
  • Soap Opera Writers Forced By Producers To Get WGA Waivers For Less Work & Pay

    EXCLUSIVE: More and more soap opera writers are being "bullied" by producers into requesting waivers from the WGA to take pay cuts, according to guild sources, one of whom described it as a "particularly insidious" problem that's "cropping up regularly on daytime TV." The guild, however, has been…

    Deadline
  • Hulu Introduces $11.99 Commercial-Free Option, But Vows To Boost Ad Sales

    Hulu has finally responded to the chorus of subscribers who don’t want to put up with ads when they pay a monthly fee to stream movies and TV shows. The service today adds an $11.99-a-month ad-free option, while maintaining its $7.99 service with what it describes as “limited commercials.” Both…

    Deadline
  • Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods ... An Important Film

    Nick Nolte grabs this film and walks away with honors. Every second that he is on screen is memorable. A Walk in the Woods is a sensitive, delicate, seamless comedy. Not the guffawing laugh fest implied in its horrible trailer. No, A Walk in the Woods will leave you filled with gratitude and warmth…

    Huffington Post
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    Bryan Cranston on 'Better Call Saul': "It's Like Another Dish Created by the Same Chef"

    The 'Breaking Bad' star shares his thoughts on creator Vince Gilligan's latest television triumph.

    The Hollywood Reporter
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  • South Korea Selects ‘The Throne’ as Oscar Contender

    "The Throne," a period drama directed by Lee Joon-ik, has been selected by Korea as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards.

    Variety
  • ‘Black Mass’ Tops TV Ad Spending Charts

    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, Warner Bros. put “Black Mass” on top of the TV ad spending list. The Johnny Depp film, based on notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, replaces “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” which dropped to second after…

    Variety
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    Johnny Depp is a rock star looking for an answer

    Actor Johnny Depp is the star of Dior's short film Sauvage, in which he takes on the role of a rock star, leaving the city and hoping to find the answer to whatever it is he is looking for.

    Zoomin TV