‘Ordeal By Innocence’ To Kick Off Multi-Year Agatha Christie/BBC One Pact – Edinburgh

Agatha Christie Productions and BBC One have entered a deal for seven new Christie adaptations over the next four years. The first novel under the pact is Ordeal By Innocence which will be adapted by Sara Phelps. ACP is working with Mammoth Screen on the transfer. The book, which is one of Christie’s darker works and examines the psychology of innocence, is also said to have been one of the author’s personal favorites.
Other titles so far confirmed in the BBC deal include…

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Wild Bunch’s ‘150 Milligrams,’ from Emmanuelle Bercot, Opens San Sebastian

MADRID — Sold by Wild Bunch, Emmanuelle Bercot’s “La Fille de Brest” (150 Milligrams) will open the 64th San Sebastian Festival, the highest-profile movie event in the Spanish-speaking world. The Sept. 16 opening night berth marks another step-up in status for France’s Bercot, fast emerging as one of Europe’s most prominent writer-director-actresses after her annus… Read more »

Jack Thorne, David Farr, Kelly Marcel Join Writing Team On ‘Electric Dreams: The World Of Philip K Dick’ – Edinburgh

Channel 4 and Sony Pictures Television have enlisted a host of hot UK and U.S. writing talent for their upcoming 10-part anthology Electric Dreams: The World Of Philip K Dick. Each episode of the series will act as a standalone drama, and be adapted and modernized for global audiences from Dick’s distinctive short stories. The five new writers added to the series are Harry Potter And The Cursed Child‘s Jack Thorne; The Night Manager‘s David Farr; Fifty Shades Of Grey‘s Kel…

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Oscar-Winning Director Steve McQueen to Receive British Film Institute’s Fellowship

Oscar-winning director-writer-producer Steve McQueen will receive the British Film Institute’s highest accolade, the BFI Fellowship, at the BFI London Film Festival’s awards ceremony on Oct. 15 at London’s Banqueting House. Josh Berger, chair of the BFI, said: “He is one of the most influential and important British artists of the past 25 years and his… Read more »

You don’t have to wait 7 days to see the trailer for RINGS!

Samara on an airplane? Fuck it, why not?

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Looks to be a pretty good year for the Ring franchise. You got this Hollywood sequel and also the Japanese head to header that brings the Ring girl up against the Ju-On girl. I imagine their hair will get tangled together at least once.
I’m a pretty big fan of both original Ring films. Gore Verbinski knocked the US remake out of the water and that very first Ring film was a perfect fit at a perfect time. I remember being showed that movie actually on an unlabeled VHS before it came out. It actually felt dangerous.
The new sequel looks to be The Ring via Final Destination a little bit (and has the dubious honor of having Akiva Goldsman on the writing staff), but I’m pretty nostalgic for this particular monster, so I’ll cut it a little slack. I spent most of the trailer going “Fuck it, why not?” “A blind Vincent D’Onofrio? Fuck it, why not?” “Samara on an airplane? Fuck it, why not?”
So, hit play below and watch this bad boy. Fuck it, why not?
 

-Eric Vespe”Quint” quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter

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Ryan Lochte Teammate James Feigen Apologizes, Details Rio Gas Station Gaffe

James Feigen has become the third U.S. swimmer involved in the now infamous Rio gas station incident to give a detailed account of the events that cast a shadow on the American athletes’ performance at the Olympic games. Following Gunnar Bentz’s written statement and Ryan Lochte’s apology and TV interview, Feigen on Tuesday issued a statement through his attorneys, Austin, TX-based Mark Hull and Daniel Wannamaker.
In the missive, he chronicles a sequence of events in line…

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Capone has an audience with the Faux-bamas–SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU stars Tika Sumpter & Parker Sawyers

Capone has an audience with the “Obamas” (or is it the Faux-bamas?)–SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU stars Tika Sumpter & Parker Sawyers

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Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. Set for release this week is a supremely smart and charming date movie that just happens to be a re-creation of the first “date” between one Michelle Robinson and one Barack Obama. The two were co-workers at a Chicago law firm (she was his supervisor, so calling the full day they spent together a “date” probably wasn’t the best idea). But by the time SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU is over, you realize that all he was trying to do was impress her enough that she’d want to kiss him at the end of the day; and all she wanted was to not fall for this lean, intelligent young man who had a gift for reading the room, speaking off the cuff in front of people, and being a problem solver for his community. He was also a good listening and wasn’t afraid to challenge her beliefs about law and him. Since there’s no actual transcript of this first date, writer-director Richard Tanne had to capture the essence of the Obamas and what makes them identifiable to millions of people. But he’s also trying to make a truly romantic first-date movie, and it doesn’t really matter what your politics are, the movie succeeds on all of these levels and deserves to be spoken in the same breath as the ultimate walk-and-talk, get-to-know-you films of this type, Richard Linklater’s BEFORE… trilogy. But none of it works without two terrific actors in the lead roles.

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