New Films in Production, v.2

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#451 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:46 pm


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Re: New Films in (Pre-)Production, v.2

#452 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:59 am

I was surprised to find that there isn't a Hal Hartley thread, so I guess I'll post this here, rather than getting buried in the crowd-funding thread.

Currently running a Kickstarter campaign (over the xmas period seems a little risky, but when's a good time to fund a film I guess) for what will hopefully end up being his first feature-length film since Ned Rifle, Hartley's just posted one in a series of short video interviews, this time turning the camera on himself. Here, talking less about the film in question, Where to Land, and more about his filmmaking process over the years, and how it's maybe changed in recent times. Given the cast involved, it has a lot of potential.

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Re: New Films in (Pre-)Production, v.2

#453 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:48 am

Hal Hartley sent an email yesterday that adds a bittersweet note to what, sadly, is currently looking like a failed crowd-funding effort.
Where To Land is likely to be my last independently financed film. Times change, technology changes, tastes change. There are no longer many avenues open to filmmakers who want to support themselves by their craft and whose interests are outside the corporately manufactured and heavily mass marketed mainstream entertainment models (some of which I quite enjoy, by the way).

But my interests have always been elsewhere. And I have been lucky enough to connect with a sizable audience around the world, like you, who share those interests.

This Kickstarter crowdsourcing service has allowed me, late in my career, to make new work (Ned Rifle, 2014) and restore my old work (The Henry Fool Trilogy, The Long Island Trilogy, Surviving Desire & Company), making it available for the first time in years, subtitled in five languages.

This is an actual alternative to the corporate model described above. And I’m eager to give it one more solid shot and produce something well-made and meaningful on its own terms before rolling up my sleeves and figuring out what to do with the rest of my life.

If you haven’t already, please consider backing my Kickstarter for Where To Land and help me spread the word to people who, for instance, might like to receive credit as Executive or Associate Producer of a legitimate feature length motion picture likely to gain significant worldwide attention.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I’ve always made movies so I could share what I loved about the world around me with the people around me—and, also to express what I feared losing in that world.

Where To Land gets closer to this than anything I’ve ever done.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#454 Post by dda1996a » Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:20 am

It is sad, especially as someone who backed this and the last Kickstarter he had, and I hope some unknown force (or a very rich person) comes and chips in for the film to be funded.
Those words of his are kind of scary for a current film student though...


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#456 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:55 pm

Melanie Laurent to write and direct The Mad Woman's Ball, an intriguing-sounding period thriller:
The story of “The Mad Women’s Ball” takes place at the end of the 19th century in Paris, at a time when women deemed too rebellious or difficult were frequently labeled as insane and institutionalized. The action unfolds at the Salpêtrière hospital where these women diagnosed with different kinds of nervous system disorders were confined and put under the supervision of neurologists such as Jean-Martin Charcot. Each year, a prestigious ball was organized with the patients and attracted the Parisian elite; it was a place to see and be seen.

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[Producer Alain] Goldman said “The Mad Women’s Ball” will be lushly lensed and have a sophisticated visual style to reflect the 19th’s aesthetic. The producer cited “Eyes Wide Shut” as an inspiration for the film’s tone and atmosphere, weaving thriller and mystery.

“The Mad Women’s Ball” is currently in development and Laurent will soon be starting to write the adaptation. The film might shoot in French or English.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#459 Post by Never Cursed » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:11 pm

Bradley Cooper will co-write, direct, and star in a Leonard Bernstein biopic for Netflix, which reportedly focuses on Bernstein's relationship with his wife, Felicia Montealegre. Like The Irishman, the film was previously at Paramount (with Scorsese tapped to direct before he decided to commit to The Irishman) until Netflix bought the rights.


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#461 Post by knives » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:43 pm

Hopefully it will be better than those awful ads I've been seeing all over the T-stops.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#462 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:28 pm



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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#464 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:52 am

DarkImbecile wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 3:51 pm
Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness sounds fun:
A contemporary satire taking place in the world of fashion, “Triangle of Sadness” is set on a luxury yacht and ends up on a deserted island where hierarchies are turned upside down. The film is produced by Erik Hemmendorff at Plattform Produktion.

The movie, which marks Östlund’s English-language debut and his most ambitious feature ever, is approximately budgeted at 10 million euros.
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“’Triangle of Sadness’ is an existential candy-bag; reflecting, provocative and entertaining. The bar is as usual set high and we are currently planning the wildest scene ever in the history of film,” said Östlund. “On a luxury yacht, in a storm, passengers are struggling with sea sickness and table etiquette during a captain’s dinner. A really nasty dish will be served.”
I loved The Square, as I know some others here did, and this sounds solidly in that vein of ambitious comedy.
All right, I’m just going to issue a temporary ban in this case, but if certain people don’t start reading threads before posting, there may be more serious consequences in the future.


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#466 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:01 pm

Damn, I knew I should have put that ban in place faster


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#468 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:05 pm

Maggie Gyllenhaal announced on Instagram that she is playing Elvis Presley's mother in the upcoming bio-pic by Baz Luhrmann

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#469 Post by CSM126 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:38 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:05 pm
Maggie Gyllenhaal announced on Instagram that she is playing Elvis Presley's mother in the upcoming bio-pic by Baz Luhrmann
God is dead.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#470 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:09 pm

I'm just happy she's in a major movie. Tom Hanks as Col. Parker might be a good stretch for him and create some curiosity.


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#472 Post by swo17 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:43 pm

Rick Moranis wrote:I realized it was the only way I could get close enough to Josh Gad to murder him


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#474 Post by FigrinDan » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:10 pm

V2. Escape From Hell

Timur Bekmambetov is developing the world’s first vertical format blockbuster.
Did anyone ask for this? Who is its target audience? Why?
So many questions!

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#475 Post by Never Cursed » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:25 pm

That almost sounds like a compelling idea in isolation, but I'm not sure I trust the auteur behind Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to do it justice.

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