Premiering In Competition at Cannes this month, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster has a lot of buzz surrounding it already. The film marks a return to the Croisette for the acclaimed filmmaker, having previously been at the festival with 2009’s Dogtooth, now making his English-language debut. Continue reading
Currently in post-production on his anticipated High-Rise, Ben Wheatley continues to be one of the most prolific filmmakers on either side of the Atlantic. Before shooting began on High-Rise, Wheatley was already prepping his follow-up, Free Fire, putting his cast together on that.
Unfortunately, Variety is reporting that Olivia Wilde has had to exit the project due to scheduling conflicts. But the good news is that Brie Larson will be coming on board in her place. Larson is another incredibly talented actress, who keeps the line-up just as promising as it was with Wilde as a part of it. Continue reading
Having made a name for himself creating Channel 4’s acclaimed dramatic thriller series, Utopia, writer Dennis Kelly is making his feature debut with Kevin Macdonald’s anticipated new movie, Black Sea.
Whilst the film opens in the US in January, and therefore won’t be eligible for this year’s Oscars, it will be opening here in the UK in December, qualifying it for the BAFTAs, where Macdonald has already won big twice over the years.
Jude Law and Scoot McNairy lead a very promising cast, and with just weeks separating us from its arrival, Film4 and Universal have launched the first trailer for our shores.
A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew after being laid off from a salvage company to go after a sunken treasure rumoured to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.
Black Sea is directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, How I Live Now) and produced by Macdonald alongside Charles Steel for Cowboy Films. The screenplay was written by Dennis Kelly, creator of the cult Channel 4 series Utopia.