EXCLUSIVE: This is a quite a bombshell — I have learned that Frank Darabont, the creator, executive producer and director of AMC ’s smash hit The Walking Dead , is stepping down as showrunner of the series, which is now in production on its upcoming second season. The news is even more surprising given the fact that Darabont was on hand for Walking Dead’ s Comic-Con panel just this past Friday alongside fellow executive producers Robert Kirkman, on whose graphic novel the series is based, and Gale Anne Hurd and appeared excited about Season 2. There is speculation that Darabont might be off the show completely, but I hear talks are still ongoing about him possibly staying on in some capacity. Darabont, who spent five years trying to get a TV version of the zombie saga off the ground and wrote and directed the AMC pilot, hails from the feature world, and I hear that he never quite adjusted to the daily grind of producing a TV series. Last December, he considered forgoing a … [Read more...] about ‘WALKING DEAD’ SHOCKER: Frank Darabont Steps Down As Showrunner
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Ten years ago, when Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara starring Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin hit the theatres, fans went crazy over the film. Before Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara , it was Farhan Akhtar's Dil Chahta Hai that became a sensation among youth. Both films were based on three friends and a road trip, which plays an important role in the film's script. Now, we hear that Farhan is keen to direct a female version of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and wishes to cast Alia Bhatt in the lead role along with two other A-list actresses. "While Farhan acted in ZNMD, this time around, he will be directing this yet untitled film. It is written by him and Zoya, and though the concept of road trip remains the same, the narrative is diametrically different from what they did in the 2011 film. They have locked on the broad idea of this story through the lockdown," (sic) revealed a source close to Farhan. ALSO READ: … [Read more...] about Farhan Akhtar To Make Female Version Of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara With Alia Bhatt & Two Other A-List Actresses?
The widow of a man wrongfully executed for murder seeks justice in all the wrong places in Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam’s Iranian drama. Adding another strong voice to the chorus of anti-capital-punishment films coming out of Iran is Ballad of a White Cow ( Ghasideyeh gave sefid ), a drama almost entirely centered on the wife of a condemned man who is wrongfully executed for murder in the opening scene. Played with huge amounts of feminine dignity by Maryam Moghaddam, who co-directed with Behtash Sanaeeha, the widow Mina is shown to be refreshingly capable of raising her deaf daughter on her own and navigating the minefield of a highly misogynistic society — and even (gasp) of finding love. But as hostility against Mina builds from her family, neighbors and the authorities, disaster looms and the story grows more suspenseful, teetering on the edge of melodrama. Fortunately, the realism of the acting and the classic, restrained camerawork keep things on a believable … [Read more...] about ‘Ballad of a White Cow’: Film Review | Berlin 2021
While Star Wars parodies are many and varied, Star Trek has also inspired its own fair share of space-centered films. One of the best of the bunch was 1999's Galaxy Quest , featuring an eclectic cast of space adventurers including Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Sigourney Weaver. In a recent interview with Collider, Weaver confirmed that a revival of the franchise is currently in the works. "They were in the middle of reviving it. First of all, there was another script. There was a sequel written by our writer, Bob Gordon. The movie was so witty, and when they released it, DreamWorks cut a lot of the wittiest scenes because they wanted to put it out as a children's movie at Christmas. I think that was disappointing for everybody, so he decided not to let them have the second one. However, it was about four years ago, Bob and (producer) Mark Johnson and the whole group, started to develop a series. We lost the wonderful Alan [Rickman] unexpectedly, … [Read more...] about Sigourney Weaver Confirms Galaxy Quest Sequel Is in the Works
Avengers: Age of Ultron may be the most epic sequel ever created for human eyeballs. The film went on an expansive world tour as production continued throughout last year, hitting various landmarks across earth to ensure that this latest Marvel tale appeals to everyone on the planet. It's a global affair that is explored and explained in an all-new Avengers: Age of Ultron featurette that offers up plenty of never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage. With Avengers: Age of Ultron , the team has to deal with the issue of there being a global entity. It's a different playing field, and in every way, it is a much bigger film than the original. Director Joss Whedon takes fans on this world tour, along with insight from Scarlett Johansson , Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans as we see them traipse around various different countries gladly welcoming their vast fan base. These guys cover more ground than they ever have before, and esthetically speaking, everything has been … [Read more...] about Avengers 2 Featurette Sends the Team on a World Tour