Prestigious director David Fincher has left Sony Pictures' high profile Steve Jobs film following a breakdown in talks. The dispute is over how the "Fight Club" director would be remunerated for his time in charge of the Steve Jobs biopic, with $10 million up front said to be his requirement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Adapted from the Walter Isaacson biography and with the cooperation of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak secured, "Steve Jobs" was a tantalizing prospect coming from the same trio that brought Facebook film "The Social Network" to theaters. One of the anonymous sources who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, and one with links to Sony's side of things, said that the amount requested was "ridiculous," adding that "he should be rewarded in success but not up front."
The Italian actor remembered for his roles in "La Dolce Vita" and "8½" is featured on the poster for the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Created by Hervé Chigioni and Gilles Frappier for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the poster features a photogram from Federico Fellini's "8½," which was presented in the Official Selection at Cannes in 1963. The choice of Marcello Mastroianni suggests organizers' desire to pay tribute to an actor whose name is inextricably linked to the Cannes Film Festival, where he won the Best Actor award twice for his performances in "The Pizza Triangle" (1970) and "Dark Eyes" (1987). The 67th Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 14-25.
(Reuters) - YouTube network Maker Studios said on Monday a majority of shareholders had approved its purchase by Walt Disney Co, making clear it was not for sale to Relativity Media, which made a surprise bid of up to $1.1 billion for the company. Disney agreed to buy Maker on March 24 for $500 million in cash, a price that could rise to $950 million if Maker hits certain performance milestones. "The agreement has been approved by Maker Studios' Board of Directors and the majority of its shareholders and is expected to close in the next few weeks, subject to regulatory approval," Maker said in a statement on Monday.
Film director Michael Bay has confirmed that "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will indeed mark the start of a new trilogy. Crucially, and unlike the rest of the robotic race, Lockdown isn't allied to the Autobots or the Decepticons. And that opens up a whole other gigantic world for Transformers.” And if you see "Transformers 4" upon its mid-July release, look out for Lockdown-related hints about the next two films, especially inside Gun Face's ship.
The 33-year-old French filmmaker will preside over the juries dedicated to emerging talents during the International Critics' Week (May 15-23), one of the main parallel sections of the Cannes Film Festival, organizers announced Monday. The director behind "Dear Prudence" (2010) and "Grand Central" (2013), Rebecca Zlotowski will follow in the footsteps of Mia Hansen-Løve as the head judge in the competition for the Discovery Prize (Prix Découverte), awarded to a short film, and the Visionary Award (Prix Révélation), given to a feature. Zlotowski will be joined on the jury by British filmmaker Andrea Arnold, who was named president of the Grand Prize jury in late March.
"Star Wars" and "Blade Runner" actor Harrisson Ford conducted an Ask Me Anything on Reddit over the weekend and answered a few choice questions about his past career and future aspirations. "The set for Blade Runner was maybe the hardest set I've ever worked on because I think we worked 50 nights in a row, and it was always raining," he recalled. That said, Ford still retains interest in a rumored sequel. "I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another," he revealed.
The Scottish actor is attached to headline the sci-fi adventure movie, The Hollywood Reporter indicates. According to the website, Gerard Butler will play an engineer specialized in satellite design. Produced by Skydance Productions in tandem with Warner Bros, "Geostorm" will be directed by Dean Devlin. One of Roland Emmerich's frequent collaborators, Devlin was a writer and co-producer on "Independence Day" (1996) and "Godzilla" (1998).
The actor and producer will take part in "Tusk," the forthcoming feature from the director who gained a cult following in the 1990s with "Clerks" and "Mallrats." News of Johnny Depp's involvement was revealed by Justin Long, the star of "Tusk," in an interview with Long-island.newsday.com. According to Thewrap.com, the 50-year-old actor will likely play a French Canadian police officer, Guy Lapointe, in this off-beat suspense movie. Slated for release in late 2014 in the US, "Tusk" revolves around the investigation led by a journalist (Justin Long) into the intriguing life of Mr. Howe, an adventurer with a bizarre fascination with walruses.