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Universal has picked it up from Sony's turnaround. Danny Boyle is still on board to direct the film, and now Michael Fassbender is no longer being eyed for the lead, but is officially attached to star.
Despite having the Academy Award-winning power of Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle behind it, the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic has been epically struggling through pre-production - and it has basically just hit rock bottom. Reports are coming in that Sony Pictures has decided to put the project in turnaround - essentially leaving it available for any other studio to pick up. The good news is that the developing film may already have a new home lined up.
What a difference 12 days makes. After only being confirmed as Steve Jobs on October 23rd, Christian Bale pulled out of the role on Monday and seemingly left Aaron Sorkin’s planned biopic in crisis. But don’t fret, because Michael Fassbender is here to save the day. The X-Men: Days of Future Past star is now believed to be the front-runner to replace the Welsh actor.
Christian Bale isn’t a flake who picks up and drops films at random. If he truly believes he’s wrong for the part, I can understand him passing on it.
Seth Rogen is reportedly in line to star in Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. That’s right: Seth Rogen might be starring opposite Christian Bale, who last week was confirmed as the lead in the hugely anticipated drama. Am I the only one who is a tad concerned for Rogen’s safety?
The year 2016 will mark the 20th anniversary of the release of Danny Boyle's Trainspotting, and it's slated to be the production start of it's long-awaited sequel. So says the star it launched, Ewan McGregor.
As if the idea of Christian Bale and Danny Boyle working on a movie wasn’t tantalizing enough, the duo will be adapting a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network, Moneyball, A Few Good Men and television’s The West Wing.
For those of you that have been waiting for the Danny Boyle-directed biopic based on the life of Steve Jobs, it's been a pretty rough road up until this point. It pains us to say this, but it just got a lot rougher.
Back in 2012 it was reported that the new Steve Jobs movie will be much different than the one starring Ashton Kutcher just through structure alone. The movie will be split into three chapters with each one taking place behind the scenes of one of Apple's famous product launches.
While it will probably touch upon her early life and later career, the bulk of the film will be about the classic 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” match featuring King facing a masculinity-heaving Bobby Riggs, who at that point was 26 years her senior. It was a definite high mark in tennis’ popularity, and King went on to conquer the sport for another 20 years, promoting gender equality with each step.
According to the trade's sources, Boyle saw the film recently and was inspired by its story to make it into a feature of his own. Made by director Havana Marking, the documentary follows a team of the most successful jewel thieves in the world, known as the Pink Panthers, as they run through operations in the Balkans, Europe, and Asia as well as the Interpol and global police officers who hunt them down.
In Trance, Rosario Dawson plays a hypnotist who is trying to get to the bottom of an art theft and the location of a missing painting. To prepare for the role, Dawson spent time with an actual hypnotist, even undergoing hypnosis at one point herself to get into the right mindset. In the clip, the actress talks about prepping for the gig, but Danny Boyle and others also speak out about the hypnosis that drives Trance throughout its narrative.
Prior to the limited release of the new film this past weekend, I was given the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Boyle to discuss his latest work, and discuss not only how the Olympics impacted the filmmaking process, but the psychology of the three main characters, the fascinating use of primary colors...
Hosted by NY Times columnist David Carr, the gathering felt like a cinematic celebration of Boyle’s stunning career achievements, running through clips on commentary from films like Shallow Grave, Trainspotting and a montage of snapshots from hits like 127 Hours, Millions, Sunshine and 28 Days Later.
It’s a question I posed to Boyle at the conclusion of a roundtable interview today at the South By Southwest film festival. When I asked about Bond, a large smile broke across Boyle’s face as he contemplated the answer...
Trance stars McAvoy as Simon, an art auctioneer who falls hard into the world of art theft. But when he forgets where he hid a highly valued work of art, the payday of his criminal partner (Vincent Cassel) is threatened. So in turn Simon's life is threatened. To help him recover the memory of painting's location, he rushes to a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) for help before it's too late. But can she be trusted?
Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling’s The East has been selected as the Closing Night film for the 2013 South By Southwest Film Festival, it was revealed today. The annual event also revealed a handful of new titles that finally complete this year’s Film Conference lineup, including screenings of Alicia Dwyer’s documentary Xmas Without China and James Ponsoldt’s Sundance hit, The Spectacular Now.
Though he toiled for a while making films that few audiences saw or went massively misunderstood, Danny Boyle has hit the big time, an Oscar-winner whose three-year absence from films to produce the Olympics opening ceremony was felt hard by movie fans of all stripes
Danny Boyle has been growing up a lot since he broke on to the international scene with Trainspotting, make everything from a sci-fi epic (Sunshine) to a Best Picture winner (Slumdog Millionaire) to the opening ceremony of the Olympics. But odds are he's still really good at telling gritty stories about Scottish blokes who get wrapped up in crime
Just days ago we got a first look at the film that stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Already Trance has found a UK distributor in Pathé and Twentieth Century Fox, and will hit theaters there on March 27th. Fox Searchlight will be bringing the British feature Stateside...
While the latest Bond venture, Skyfall, is a hit with critics and at the box office, it's still unknown if its helmer Sam Mendes will return to the director's chair for Bond's next adventure. However, before talk of replacements can begin to brew, Boyle is striking himself from any shortlists.
Back in April there was a report from The Sun, one of the most unreliable tabloid newspapers in Britain, that said director Danny Boyle had actually managed to get security clearance that would allow him to make a short film for the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games not only starring the Queen of England, but also Daniel Craig as James Bond.
With series 2 of Sherlock airing now on BBC America, and anticipation for Star Trek 2 ramping up every day, Benedict Cumberbatch is about as big a rising star as they come. And while Hollywood keeps calling him and keeping away from the theaters where he started making his name
I would love to see Danny Boyle tackle a feature length James Bond film. Sure, he doesn't have much experience in the action genre, but over the course of his career he has shown that he has never afraid of trying something new, be it the bloody horror of 28 Days Later, the trapped-in-one-location thriller 127 Hours, or the Bollywood-inspired, Oscar-winning phenom Slumdog Millionaire.
It's strange that any actor signing on to Danny Boyle's next film, Trance, is going to have to wait quite a while to see the finished result of their work. The director plans to start production on the movie this year, however the reels will be put on a shelf until after the director is finished with his responsibility to the 2012 London Olympic Games.