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David Gordon Green Says He Wants To Remake 'Prince Avalanche' As An Aussie Action Film Called 'Hit The Road Jack'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2013 3:59 PM
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While David Gordon Green's "Prince Avalanche" -- one of the best films of 2013 so far -- may have emerged as a surprise, it appears he's not finished with his remake of the little known Icelandic film "Either Way." His picture, which stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, centering around the relationship between two city workers spending the summer in solitude working on the roadways of a county highway ravaged by wildfire, is one that he wants to tackle again. And again. And again. Back in January, he told us he wants to remake it three more times (seriously), including a version in Australia. And recently in the country to promote the film, he spilled a few more details on what his ideas are for that particular do-over.

Kristen Stewart Joins Olivier Assayas' 'Sils Maria' With Juliette Binoche & Chloe Moretz; Mia Wasikowska Out

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2013 6:24 PM
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Things have been a bit quiet for Kristen Stewart after a pretty loud 2012. Of course the "Twilight" saga came to an end, "On The Road" hit the festival circuit, was sorta released in December and then sorta re-released again this past spring and then there was messy situation surrounding "Snow White And The Huntsman" and tabloid-fueled scandal regarding her dalliance with Rupert Sanders. All of this goes to say there are good reasons for her to have kept a low profile. While 2013 has seen her exit a couple projects -- Warner Bros. con-man rom-com "Focus" and "Lay Down In Darkness" (which Scott Cooper asserts she was never really attached to) -- now she's ramping up for two new movies.

Al Pacino Confimed For David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn,' Mandy Patinkin & Josh Gad Join Zach Braff Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 15, 2013 6:34 PM
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It's been rumored for a while, but it looks like it's actually happening, per Deadline: Al Pacino and David Gordon Green are teaming up. As reported a while back, the unlikely duo are pairing up on "Manglehorn," which will see Pacino as "an eccentric man who tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life." While Pacino's been doing some solid work on HBO, it's a full decade since his last great big screen performance (in Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia"), so the team up with Gordon Green couldn't have come soon enough, especially as we're hearing good buzz on "Joe," his next film, with Nicolas Cage. Photography will get underway in October

Watch: 2 ESPN Ads Directed By David Gordon Green & Roman Coppola's Windows Phone Commercial

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 13, 2013 4:53 PM
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Commercials can allow filmmakers to keep their muscles toned and play with a decent budget, and they can make some pretty decent money for themselves in the process. It's an attractive offer for those who might be waiting for their next feature to line up, or just looking to keep the skills honed between gigs. The ad circuit has been attracting high-caliber talent for a long time; the likes of Joe Wright for Chanel, Wes Anderson for Hyundai and Nicolas Winding Refn for Yves Saint Laurent and a couple more filmmakers familiar with the promo world have some new material to show off.

Watch: 55-Minute Talk With David Gordon Green About The Future Of Film

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • May 7, 2013 3:25 PM
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“Prince Avalanche” director David Gordon Green is considered a “genre jumper;” or at least that’s how moderator Chris Hardwick describes him during an interview with the director during Tribeca’s Future of Film series. Then again, the moniker is apropos if you take a look at Green’s oeuvre which includes comedy (“Pineapple Express“), medieval fantasy (“Your Highness“), and serious drama (“Snow Angels“).

David Gordon Green Explains His Move To Studio Films & Defends 'The Sitter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 6, 2013 9:42 AM
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What David Gordon Green will do next tends to be anybody's guess. From independent cinema to big studio comedies to animated shows on MTV to acclaimed fare on HBO, the director doesn't put up any boundaries or stick to anybody's preconceived notions about what he should be doing as a filmmaker. When it was announced last week that he was setting up a dramedy with Al Pacino sought for the lead, it was just another indication of the director's unpredictability. And indeed, Green's forthcoming "Prince Avalanche" was made largely off the grid, revealed when it was pretty much done filming and dropped into Sundance where it earned mostly positive praise (including our own review).

Al Pacino Sought For Lead In David Gordon Green's New Film 'Manglehorn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 3:24 PM
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David Gordon Green continues to be one of the most fascinating filmmakers to follow. From big studio pictures to low key indies to just shooting something on the sly with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch and dropping it just like that (his upcoming "Prince Avalanche"), the director zigs when others expect him to zag. He's also not afraid of being busy. With 'Avalanche' in the can, he's already completed shooting on this next movie "Joe," a gritty drama starring Nicolas Cage, and lest you forget Green's wide ranging interests, he's also attached to direct a movie version of "Little House On The Prairie." Seriously. And again, we didn't see this coming.

Watch: First Trailer For David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche' Starring Emile Hirsch & Paul Rudd

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2013 9:56 AM
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While technically speaking, David Gordon Green's indie "Prince Avalanche" is a remake of the Icelandic film "Either Way," to box it into that category alone is to miss the point. Shot pretty much in secret last year, and unveiled to great acclaim at Sundance, the filmmaker's latest is yet another sharp turn in a career that remains both exciting and unpredictable. And for those of you who couldn't make it to park city, the first trailer has arrived.

Berlin Interview: Nicolas Cage Explains Why 'Wicker Man' Is Misunderstood, His Career Choices & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 20, 2013 12:23 PM
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With “The Croods,” an animated family film from DreamWorks (our review here), premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival, lead voice actor Nicolas Cage was in town over the weekend, and we got to speak with him in a small group of journalists. About the experience of working on the film itself (“It’s like ‘Avatar’ meets ‘Yellow Submarine’ with these people who look like Neanderthals” he summed up) he had nothing but good things to say: “I feel like this is the best chance I’ve had to perform in an animated movie.” But he was also frank and forthcoming about other areas of his working life.

'Child's Pose' Wins Golden Bear, David Gordon Green & Richard Linklater Take Awards At Berlin Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2013 9:20 AM
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Ten days went by like a flash....and just like that, another year has closed on the Berlin International Film Festival. But before jury president Wong Kar-Wai packed his bags, there were some awards to hand out, so get out a pen and paper because these are some films you're going to want to keep on your radar over the coming year.

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