How many endings are there to Black Mirror: Bandersnatch? Once Netflix viewers discover the interactive film — a standalone offering of the Black Mirror sci-fi anthology series — and press the play button, they will gradually learn how the choose-your-own-adventure story works. The longer someone “plays,” the better they will understand the world that Charlie Brooker has created and, inevitably, similar questions will arise about how many possible story paths — and endings — there are in Bandersnatch. “I don’t know how many endings there actually are — I think I’ve forgotten,” Brooker, the creator and writer of the Emmy-winning series, tells The Hollywood Reporter. When his producing partner, Annabel Jones, suggests to THR there are five “definitive” ends, Brooker interrupts: “No. There are more than that.” If you ask producer Russell McLean, there are 10 to 12 endings because some are less … [Read more...] about ‘Black Mirror’s’ Interactive Film: How to Navigate ‘Bandersnatch’
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In recent times, no other Kannada film has got the kind of attention that Yash's magnum opus, KGF, has. Chapter 1 of the film releases tomorrow, and although it clashes with biggies in other languages, such as Zero (Hindi), Maari 2 and Seethakaathi (Tamil), KGF is expected to leave a mark. Also See: KGF Movie Review Starring Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Ramya Krishna, Ananth Nag, Vasishta N Simha, Achyuth Rao and John Kokken, among others, KGF is a Homabale Films production, directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur. While Tamannaah has a cameo for a special number in the Kannada version, Mouni Roy features in the same in the Hindi version. A period drama, KGF: Chapter 1 narrates the 1,700-year-old history of oppressed waging wars against their oppressors. Set in the 70s and early 80s, it centers around the protagonist, Rocky (Yash), who leads a battle against oppressors. The film releases across the world tomorrow in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. It is the … [Read more...] about KGF preview: Much fanfare as Kannada’s biggest film releases tomorrow
Drew Pearce is a veteran of crafting crowd-pleasing studio films, but with Hotel Artemis he's doing something a little more intimate that intentionally is rougher around the edges. The Scottish screenwriter behind 2013's Iron Man 3 (which earned $1.2 billion globally) and 2015's Mission: Impossible — Rogue One ($682.7 million) steps behind the camera for the first time to create a stylish, high-concept action film that's as idiosyncratic as the '80s projects of Walter Hill and John Carpenter he came up loving. The film takes place in the near future-Los Angeles and centers on a nurse (Jodie Foster) who runs a top-secret hotel for criminals, where they can go to lay low and get patched up after scuffles with the law. There's a sense of anxiety in the film — both personal and societal — which is set against the backdrop of a water riot as people react against the privatization of water. Pearce, who also penned the script, notes that working on big … [Read more...] about ‘Hotel Artemis’ Director Crafted It to Be One Person’s Favorite Film
Hasbro's development of their own cinematic universe hasn't exactly progressed as quickly as they were hoping, but one of their projects has taken a big leap forward as Deadline reports that they've tasked F. Gary Gray (THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS) with developing and directing M.A.S.K. Standing for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, M.A.S.K. is a task force led by Matt Trakker whose goal is to take out the criminal organization known as V.E.N.O.M (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem). Deadline adds that Hasbro and Paramount Pictures are looking to quickly get a writer on the project in order to "hatch a contemporary subculture movie with a youth empowerment angle." Gray allegedly sparked to M.A.S.K. as it's "a vintage property that could be revamped and have something to say to a contemporary audience." Coming off of THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, which grossed $1.2 billion, F. Gary Gray has been in much demand, and M.A.S.K. isn't the only high-profile project which he has in the works as he's currently … [Read more...] about F. Gary Gray teams with Hasbro to develop and direct M.A.S.K.
Cannes is around the corner and that means that our friends at Frontières are gearing up for another joint venture with the famed festival. Returning after a successful debut year in 2017 Frontières returns with 16 genre projects looking for partnerships. Each project is at various stages of production, be it as a proof of concept, all the way to completion and looking for a little push into sales and distribution. Six projects will paticipate in The Frontières Buyers Showcase, showing footage to potential buyers, sales agents and festival programmers. Three of the films are from Canada, including Jovanka Vuckovic's (XX) Riot Girls which recently locked down the final cut. The remaining ten projects have all recently completed teaser trailers which will be shown at the Frontières Proof of Concept Presentation. This is where the rubber hits the road as the teasers will be shown to prospective partners. The ten projects recently participated in the … [Read more...] about Frontiè[email protected] Announces Sixteen Projects Vying For Production Partnerships