Get Ready for Jurassic Park 4, Spider-Man Set to Make Big Bucks: Biz Break
Also in Thursday morning's round up of news briefs, French director Leos Carax will receive honors at the upcoming Locarno Film Festival and a pair of actors take lead in upcoming thriller The Machine. Also actors Susan Tyrrell and Richard Lynch have died and Cannes, San Sebastian form alliance with Argentine film market.
French Director Leos Carax to Receive Locarno Fest Honors
Carax will receive the Locarno Film Festival's Pardo d'onore prize. To mark the occasion, the filmmaker’s five features – Boy Meets Girl (1984), Bad Blood (1986), The Lovers on the Bridge (1991), Pola X (1999) and Holy Motors (2012) will screen. The latter screened in competition at last month's Cannes Film Festival.
Actors Board Sci-Fi Thriller The Machine
Caity Lotz (Mad Men) and Toby Stephens (Die Another Day) will play the leads in sci-fi action thriller the sci-fi thriller directed by Caradog James (Little White Lies), the film is produced by John Giwa-Amu from Red and Black Films. Jamie Carmichael of Content is Executive Producer. Start of principal photography is set for July 23rd in Cardiff, UK.
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Universal Readying Jurassic Park 4
Steven Spielberg will produce along with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver will write the fourth version which Spielberg will not direct. The three previous installments grossed over $1.9 billion collectively, Deadline reports.
Spider-Man Estimated to Pass $125M Over Holiday
Starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man's pre-release tracking is showing a six-day opening of $125M, the best of any summer film aside from The Avengers, THR reports.
Oscar-nominated Susan Tyrrell Dead at 67
Nominated for best supporting actress for her role in John Huston's 1972 boxing movie Fat City, she also appeared in an array of films and TV including Andy Warhol's Bad and John Waters' Cry-Baby. She died June 16th, reports Deadline.
Actor Richard Lynch Dead at 76
American actor Richard Lynch who was a staple of horror movies and used his scarred face to play villains died in Palm Springs. His face became scarred when he reportedly took LSD in Central Park in New York and set himself ablaze. He will appear in The Lords of Salem to be released next year, BBC reports.
Cannes, San Sebastian and Ventana Sur Create Alliance
The Cannes Film Market's producers network and Argentina's Ventana Sur have created a strategic partnership with the San Sebastian Film Festival. The Europe-Latin American triangle will "fast-tracking select movie projects from production conception to sales," Variety reports.