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Paul Greengrass 'honoured' to open BFI London Film Festival

Paul Greengrass 'honoured' to open BFI London Film Festival

Sep 4 2013, 8:06am CDT | by Bang Movies

Paul Greengrass says it's a ''big honour'' to open the BFI London Film Festival with his new movie 'Captain Phillips'. The BAFTA Award-winning director will launch the 57th annual movie gala on...

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Paul Greengrass 'honoured' to open BFI London Film Festival

Sep 4 2013, 8:06am CDT | by Bang Movies

Paul Greengrass says it's a ''big honour'' to open the BFI London Film Festival with his new movie 'Captain Phillips'.

The BAFTA Award-winning director will launch the 57th annual movie gala on October 9 with his Tom Hanks-starring high-stakes thriller about the 2009 hijacking of US Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates, and he is delighted by the distinction, especially as it will allow him to fly the flag for his home country.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the press launch of the London Film Festival today (04.09.13), he said: ''It's a very, very big honour. It's an absolute thrill. I'm a British filmmaker, I've always made films here, including this one. Although it wasn't shot here, it was a largely British crew. I believe passionately in British filmmaking and British talent, in front of and behind the camera, so to be asked to open the festival is a huge, huge honour.''

'Captain Phillips' leading man Tom Hanks will have the unique role of opening and closing the festival, as his Walt Disney biopic 'Saving Mr. Banks' will serve as the closing night gala on October 20.

Other films set to screen at this year's 12-day extravaganza include Alfonso Cuaron's breathtaking space adventure 'Gravity', starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney; Joel and Ethan Coen's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' with Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan, which took home the Grand Prix award at Cannes earlier this year; Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' starring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender; and 'The Dark Knight Rises' actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, comedy 'Don Jon'.

The 57th annual BFI London Film Festival is set to be the biggest yet, boasting 22 world premieres and 29 European premieres, and many of the films being shown will be vying for acclaim in the lead-up to the BAFTAs and Oscars.

BFI CEO Amanda Nevill told BANG: ''Producers want their films to be in the London Film Festival because it is very close to the awards season and it is the perfect opportunity to get that really important spotlight on the films.''

The BFI London Film Festival takes place between October 9 and 20.

For more information and the full festival line-up visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff.

Source: Bang Movies

 
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BACHELOR PARTY TV Series in the Works for ABC

Oct 21 2014 9:49pm CDT | Source: Collider

The film-to-TV trend continues with the 1984 comedy Bachelor Party.  Tom Hanks starred as the husband-to-be who has to survive the ultimate bachelor party while staying faithful to his fiancée.  This new rendition is only loosely based on the original narrative and will come in the format of a half-hour comedy anthology series geared towards examining relationships and the institution of marriage. ABC scored the show via a big put pilot commitment with Jaso ...
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Watch: EXCLUSIVE Clip of Hijack Thriller 'Default'

Oct 10 2014 5:58am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Shaky-cam, gun-wielding Somali pirates - no, this suspense-drenched clip isn't teasing the sequel to Captain Phillips.Instead, what is stirringly previewed is the similarly themed airplane-set thriller Default in which a group of Somali pirates hijacks the plane of an American news crew. The movie employs the "found footage" narrative device, meaning that this time there is a proper reason for the jiggling visuals. As some/most of you probably went to see Captain Phillips b ...
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Watch: EXCLUSIVE Clip of Hijack Thriller 'Default'

Oct 7 2014 5:25pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Shaky-cam, gun-wielding Somali pirates - no, this suspense-drenched clip isn't teasing the sequel to Captain Phillips.Instead, what is stirringly previewed is the similarly themed airplane-set thriller Default in which a group of Somali pirates hijacks the plane of an American news crew. The movie employs the "found footage" narrative device, meaning that this time there is a proper reason for the jiggling visuals. As some/most of you probably went to see Captain Ph ...
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Fox Developing BIG TV Show from ENLISTED Creators

Sep 30 2014 1:33pm CDT | Source: Collider

Mining familiar IP is not a new notion in the world of television, and fresh off the debut of its Batman semi-prequel series Gotham, Fox is now developing a Big TV show.  Deadline reports that Enlisted executive producers Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce have sold a half-hour comedy adaptation of Big to Fox that they will write and executive produce.  Loosely based on Penny Marshall’s classic 1988 film starring Tom Hanks, the potential series is described as a show that ...
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Ant Bully (Released in 2006) - Animation film - Voices by Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Paul Giamatti

Sep 7 2014 11:06am CDT | Source: classic english movies

Released in 2006, the Ant Bully is a computer animated movie produced by Tom Hanks. It is based on a children’s book of the same name. The movie has some big names who have lent their voice for the characters in the movie. These names include Julia Roberts, Nicholas Cage, Meryl Streep and Paul Giamatti.The movie is about a 10 year old kid named Lukas Nickle (voice of Zach Tyler), who gets beaten up by his neighborhood bullies all the time. ...
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The Making of the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie, From the Book ‘Console Wars’

Sep 2 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

The 1993 Super Mario Bros movie is infamous for many reasons. Mostly, we know it because the film is based on a hugely popular video game property, and the resulting movie is so, so bad. It’s also significant because the film was such a miserable experience for everyone involved — most of all the people at Nintendo — that we’ve since been denied films based on some of Nintendo’s other fantastic properties. So, what ex ...
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