The Playlist

Kronos Quartet Joins Clint Mansell To Score 'Noah' & Max Richter To Tune Up 'Paradise Lost'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • January 27, 2014 11:22 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Kronos Quartet
Despite the likes of Trent Reznor and Arcade Fire getting into the film scoring game, many film composers are often classically trained and more than a few have migrated from the contemporary/modern classical field. One of the most famous working in that field is Kronos Quartet and while they haven’t performed or composed a soundtrack in quite some time, it appears that they’ve heard the siren call of the silver screen.

Brady Corbet Joins Benicio Del Toro & Josh Hutcherson In Pablo Escobar Drama 'Paradise Lost'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • March 25, 2013 3:27 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Given that he starred in the disastrous "Thunderbirds," it's pleasing (but perhaps not that surprising) that Brady Corbet has grown up to be one of the more uncompromising actors of his generation. There's been the occasional "Law & Order" or "24" on the CV, but for the last few years, Corbet's stuck closer to films more like "Thirteen" and "Mysterious Skin," in which he made his name.

Josh Hutcherson Joins Pablo Escobar Movie 'Paradise Lost' With Benicio Del Toro

  • By Joe Cunningham
  • |
  • December 18, 2012 2:18 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
Is Josh Hutcherson the new Vincent Chase? The young actor, who has recently transitioned successfully to adult roles with strong showings in “The Kids Are All Right,” “The Hunger Games” and “Detention” among others, looks set to star in the upcoming Pablo Escobar film “Paradise Lost.” Fans of “Entourage” (yes, that show had fans) will remember that in the series their Pablo Escobar movie “Medellin” was an absolute clusterfuck, so fingers crossed for J-Hutch that this version doesn’t go the same way.

Exclusive: Jason Baldwin Of The West Memphis Three Evaluates His Public Perception In Clip From 'Paradise Lost'

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • November 20, 2012 1:45 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
If you don't know the story of the West Memphis Three, a trio of men who were wrongly convicted of murdering three young children, back when the defendants were still teenagers, it's one of the most compelling true crime tales in recent memory. And thankfully, documentarians Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky have been there for the whole ordeal, completing three riveting documentaries on the subject called "Paradise Lost," the last of which, "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," captured the sort-of happy ending for the three convicts. The movies have just been compiled into a deluxe DVD box set which hit stores earlier this month, and now we can bring you an exclusive clip from the set.

Benicio Del Toro To Play Pablo Escobar In 'Paradise Lost'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • November 14, 2012 1:23 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
There are few criminals that have captivated Hollywood quite like Pablo Escobar. Those "Entourage" dudes had a whole arc about making a movie about the crime lord, while folks like Oliver Stone, Antoine Fuqua, Brad Furman and Joe Carnahan have all been attached/tried to mount features over the years (the latter told us he still wants to get "Killing Pablo" off the ground). But if this bit of news plays out, it looks like some European filmmakers will get the jump with a pretty envious actor in the lead. Though it should be noted -- this is not a biopic, exactly.

Spinning 'Cloud Atlas': 5 Unfilmable Novels That Became Movies & 5 More On The Way

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • October 26, 2012 12:31 PM
  • |
  • 12 Comments
While it was a worldwide success, and displays some bold and ambitious storytelling that could look amazing on screen, it always seemed that there was little chance of David Mitchell's best-seller "Cloud Atlas" ever making it to screens. Indeed, Mitchell himself told the New Yorker recently, "As I was writing 'Cloud Atlas,' I thought, 'It's a shame this is unfilmable.' "

Benjamin Walker Talks 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight,' Discusses The Wushu Aspects Of The Aborted 'Paradise Lost' Adaptation

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • June 19, 2012 10:17 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
One of the crucial aspects of this Friday's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" was seeing a fresh face in the lead role, allowing him to become the bloodsucker-loathing President. However, the anonymity of Benjamin Walker, who stars as the axe-swinging badass, isn't expected to last, with the thesp involved in a number of high-profile projects.

In Memory Of 'Paradise Lost': 10 Lost Projects We'd Like To See Resurrected

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • February 16, 2012 1:00 PM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
Right now, studios seem to like cancelling movies more than they like making them. After a year in which the box office took a hit, and general economic problems continued, plugs were pulled on films from "At The Mountains Of Madness" and "The Dark Tower" to "Akira" and "Arthur and Lancelot." Only last week, Alex Proyas' Bradley Cooper-starring adaptation of "Paradise Lost," having already been pushed back in an attempt to bring the budget down, was canceled altogether by Legendary Pictures.

Legendary Realizes A Big Budget Movie Based On 'Paradise Lost' Not A Great Idea; Pulls Plug

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 9, 2012 2:54 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
The writing was on the wall for this one. Originally set to start a lengthy production in January in Australia, Alex Proyas' "Paradise Lost" was a massive endeavor, promising a 3D mo-cap take on the literary classic that would've required twenty weeks of pre-production, eight weeks of principal photography and seventy-two weeks of post-production. But as that start date loomed the studio got nervous, putting the film on hold, citing both budget and story issues. Perhaps feeling optimistic that they could get that $120 million budget whittled down, a summer start was still on the table, and the film's star, Bradley Cooper, said as recently as two weeks ago that the movie would be in front of cameras in June. But alas, it is not to be.

Bradley Cooper Says 'Paradise Lost' Is On Track To Start Shooting In June

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • January 27, 2012 1:00 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Bradley Cooper seems to making all the right moves of late. He wasn't an instant A-lister; his career saw him working away on TV shows like "Alias" and "Kitchen Confidential" before a supporting performance in "Wedding Crashers" put him on track to bigger things, with the smash comedy hit "The Hangover" finally providing him with the right stuff. Since that film, other than a blip with "The A-Team" (which can't really be blamed on him), he's been making sound choices; a giant sequel to "The Hangover," and a surprise hit, "Limitless," sold entirely on his name.

Email Updates

Recent Comments