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Martin Scorsese Teams With Lord Richard Attenborough To Produce Rolls-Royce Drama 'Silver Ghost'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 15, 2012 11:59 AM
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A focus on professional procedure has always proved strong in Martin Scorsese's work, from Robert De Niro's arduous training in “Raging Bull” to Henry Hill's daily paranoia in “Goodfellas,” so it should come as no surprise that the master director has signed on to produce a story involving the creation of one of the world's most respected and revered car brands.

Watch: 'The Dictator' Takes Martin Scorsese Hostage On SNL; Red Band Trailer Arrives

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 7, 2012 1:04 PM
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Jacknuhn! The Supreme Leader, All Triumphant General and Chief Opthamologist of People's Republic of Wadiya's Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) arrived on U.S. shores this weekend to drop by Weekend Update on "Saturday Night Live" with host Seth Meyers to discuss his upcoming film, "The Dictator" (a follow-up to his earlier films like "Planet Of The Rapes" and "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn's Legs").

Martin Scorsese's Long Developing 'Silence' Finds Backer In Cecchi Gori Pictures, To Be Produced First On Company's Slate

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 1, 2012 12:17 PM
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A little extra patience is all it takes, it seems. After the financial disappointment of “Hugo” reportedly divided Martin Scorsese and his producer Graham King, halting plans to bring his dream project “Silence” to the screen, we wondered whether the venture would ever recover given its long gestation, but it seems the European company responsible for “Il Postino” and “Life is Beautiful” has been waiting in the wings the entire time.

Has The Financial Disappointment Of 'Hugo' Killed The Chances Of Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' Getting Made?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 12:13 PM
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While the critical adulation -- eleven Oscar nominations and five wins -- for Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" put a nice finish on the film's journey to the big screen, in the cold light of day, and on a financial level, the film was a bust. While it didn't get the same kind of ink that something like "Men In Black 3" did, production on "Hugo" was rocky, with Scorsese struggling to adjust to 3D during the filming, forcing the production schedule that was loosely slated from July to November 2010 to get extended to February 2011. At when it was all tallied up, the final price tag of the movie was apparently somewhere in the neighborhood of $180 million, and with the film only taking in $182 million worldwide it was likely not the hit backers GK Films was looking for. And according to THR, this has put a strain on the relationship between producer Graham King and filmmaker Martin Scorsese, potentially putting the director's long-gestating dream project "Silence" in jeopardy.

10 Of Saul Bass' Greatest Title Sequences

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 25, 2012 12:22 PM
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The art of movie titles is becoming an increasingly lost one: aside from a few films (the Bond movies) and directors (Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and Jason Reitman always take particular care over their credit sequences), it feels like relatively little care is taken over such things, with many movies dumping them altogether. And it's hard not to put that down to the fact that we don't have Saul Bass around anymore.

Martin Scorsese Meeting With More Writers For Brewing Sinatra Biopic; Says He Could Go With An Unknown For The Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 2:32 PM
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While Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will be re-upping their bromance this summer, shooting the financial world drama "The Wolf Of Wall Street," one of the many brewing projects the director has bubbling in the background is his long gestasting biopic on the Chairman Of The Board, Frank Sinatra. Last we heard, powerhouse producer Scott Rudin ("The Social Network," "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") came on board last March and while the film had a script from Phil Alden Robinson (”Field Of Dreams,” “Sneakers”), the plan was to hunt for a new writer to take a stab at the material. And it seems those steps are being taken.

The Mix: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Gets Fully Expected PG-13 Rating; Katy Perry Was Eyeing A Role In 'The Help' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2012 3:29 PM
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Better batten down the hatches! "The Dark Knight Rises" has now landed an official rating and it's not that shocking, fully expected PG-13. The MPAA warns viewers the movie contains "intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language." In other news, the sky is blue and grass in green.

'Raging Bull 2,' Starring William Forsythe, Announced; Will Anyone Care?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 5, 2012 11:00 AM
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So far, for all the sequel mania that's swept Hollywood, the films of Martin Scorsese remain untouched. Sure, you could perhaps argue that "Casino" is a follow-up to "Goodfellas," in spirit rather than in content, but we've so far been spared "Cape Fear 2: Max Takes Manhattan," "Kundun 2: The Quickening" or "New York New York: Tokyo Drift," either from the director himself or from lesser helmers, even as we get follow-ups to everything from "Tron" to "Road House."

Author Don Winslow Says 'Frankie Machine' Film Still Moving Forward

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 3:00 PM
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Of the many projects that crossed the desk of Martin Scorsese over the years, "Frankie Machine" was one of the most promising. Based on the novel by Don Winslow, the book was optioned way back in the early 2000s and was initially eyed as a long awaited reunion between the director and his famed collaborator Robert De Niro. It didn't come to pass, and in 2007 Michael Mann came on board with Alex Tse ("Watchmen") tasked with revise the story which had a script by Brian Koppleman and David Levien. And not much has been heard since. Despite that, curiosity still lingers around the project...why? Because the concept is pretty great.

Martin Scorsese Gets Back On 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' With Leonardo DiCaprio; Shooting Stars In August

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2012 12:59 PM
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Well, it looks like Martin Scorsese's passion project "Silence" -- long expected to be his next film -- will have to keep waiting. Another film, which has been in the works for a while, is now on track to shoot later this year.

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