News of the Week

Here’s the news we found interesting this week.

Drive will get a sequel
Looks like every kind of movie is getting a sequel these days. Just days after James Sallis, author of Drive,  released its sequel, Driven, he announced that a plan is being made to adapt that novel as well. In the sequel, the hero, using Paul West as a new identity, is living in Phoenix with his fiancĂ©e. But after an attack that leaves his girlfriend dead, violence reemerges. Nothing has been said whether or not both Winding Refn and Gosling would be back. But I doubt it could be otherwise.

Michael Emerson hired by Woody Allen

Nothing is known about Woody’s new project, as usual. But as always, there’s an incredible cast attached to it, the last member to join the club being the incredible Michael Emerson (Ben Linus in Lost). The rest of the cast includes Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Bradley Cooper, Sally Hawkins and Bobby Cannavale.
Michael Mann goes to Venice
The director will be President of the jury of the 69th International Venice Film Festival. These last few years, the festival has become the new “Cannes”, getting major quality pictures in competition. From Lust, Caution to La Graine et le mulet, Venice has managed to grab masterpieces that strangely didn’t make it in the Cannes competition. So this year, here are the films I hope we’ll see in Venice: The Master by Paul Thomas Anderson, Low Life by James Gray and To the Wonder by Terrence Malick.
The Master
Low Life
To the Wonder
David Cronenberg and his stars
David Cronenberg is hoping that his new project Map to the Stars will be his next film. He has apparently already gotten Robert Pattinson and Viggo Mortensen on board. The script tells the story of two former child stars destroyed by Hollywood. The film is described by Cronenberg as very “extreme”, ” difficult” and “satirical”. The director is hoping that this time he’ll get to film in the US as the Los Angeles setting is essential to the story. I hope that Cronenberg will manage to get this film done, because it sounds great!

Death of Kathryn Joosten
The actress whom we have had the pleasure to see in many TV shows, such as Desperate Housewives, which had won her two Emmys, The West Wing or Ally McBeal has died of lung cancer. She was 72.
Sad week for SNL
After the departure of the incredible Kristen Wiig, SNL is losing another of its great talents: Andy Samberg. Just the thought of not seeing anymore of Samberg’s great digital shorts makes me cry…

Viddy Well !


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