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I Feel The Need, The Need For 3D: 'Top Gun' 3D Re-Release In The Works

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2011 5:45 AM
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The honeymoon has certainly been over for 3D in 2011; U.S. audience have been staying away from the format in droves, choosing to seek out 2D screenings of blockbusters, and it all culminated in August in a goggled-clusterfuck where "Final Destination 5," "Conan," "Fright Night" and "Spy Kids 4" all cannibalized each other, while 2D pictures "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "The Help" dominated the box office. But Hollywood executives aren't done with wringing every penny that they can from the format. The next phase? taking proven blockbusters and giving them the headache-y, pop up book treatment.

Tony Scott Plots Remake Of 'The Wild Bunch' But Wants To Do 'Hell's Angels' Next

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 18, 2011 10:43 AM
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Not content to have his brother hog the spotlight today, Tony Scott has some news he wants to share -- and you're probably not gonna like it.

Interview: 'Life In A Day' Director Kevin Macdonald Talks The Influence Of 'Listen To Britain' Docs

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 29, 2011 3:21 AM
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Working With Matthew Hebert, Ridley Scott & More From The Filmmaker"Life In A Day," the jaw-dropping new documentary, edits 4,500 hours of YouTube footage, submitted from people just like you, into a cohesive whole about our globalized lives and intimate love affair with everyday technology. The man tasked with corralling that footage was Kevin Macdonald, a talented filmmaker who oscillates gamely between documentaries (like the Oscar-winning "Munich" precursor "One Day in September") and narrative features ("Last King of Scotland," the outrageously underrated "State of Play").

Scott Free Working On Christmas Film From 'Black Death' Director, Emma Thompson Rom-Com & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 13, 2011 5:18 AM
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Ridley and Tony Scott (pictured above, with Jerry Bruckheimer) are prolific enough as directors -- the former currently shooting his return to the sci-fi world that turned out his best film, with the intriguing "Prometheus," the latter coming off his best film in years, the hugely enjoyable actioner "Unstoppable." But they're also hugely prolific producers, through their Scott Free banner, being behind not only their own projects, but also those for other filmmakers, like "In Her Shoes," "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," "The A-Team" and "Cyrus," as well as TV work like "The Good Wife" and "The Pillars of the Earth."

TV News: Ridley & Tony Scott Go Racing ; Liz Meriwether & Stephen Gaghan Get Pilot Pick Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2011 8:03 AM
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Yes, all the exciting news is coming out of Utah for the past week, but the television world has quietly been pushing forward. Here's a wrap up of some of the more intriguing film-related stuff that's been happening.

The Films Of Tony Scott: A Retrospective

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • November 10, 2010 7:49 AM
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One thing we know for certain: Tony Scott is bold to the point of absurdity.

Review: 'Unstoppable' Is One Of Tony Scott's Most Enjoyable Films In Years

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2010 3:45 AM
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"Unstoppable" is about a runaway train on a collision course to wipe out a mid-sized Pennsylvania town and that streamlined premise might be the best thing to happen to director Tony Scott in years. The schizophrenic director, given to rapid edits, multiple filters, and cameras stuck in a wide array of angles has never done well with scripts with any degree of complexity or multiple narrative threads (please see the disaster that is "Domino") so it's no surprise that the narrowly focused "Unstoppable" is one of the Scott's most enjoyable pictures in a long time.

Tony Scott Evidently Not Sequelizing 'Top Gun 2,' He's "Rethinking" It

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 29, 2010 6:02 AM
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Director Has Round About Way Of Saying New Film Will Focus On New Generation Of Fighter PilotsYou've obviously heard the news by now. There's a "Top Gun" sequel on the way, Tony Scott, while apparently not officially signed on yet (according to a recent Deadline aside), is still very interested in reprising his role as the director — obviously he's a big part of what made the original so iconic, so you can understand why he'd want to see that through — and despite original reports, screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie — who's sort of become Tom Cruise's go-to script doctor these days — says that Maverick (Cruise's role in the original), will indeed be the lead character (evidently the thought is how can you possibly make a sequel without Mav as the lead).

Christopher McQuarrie Says The Lead Role In 'Top Gun 2' Belongs To Tom Cruise's Maverick

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 8:30 AM
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Are you ready America!?! Are you read for the return of Maverick!?! Well you better be because "Top Gun 2" isn't going to be some sissy way-after-fact sequel with a bunch of guys you don't know with Tom Cruise popping his head in to give a thumbs up. No siree. The Maverick himself is going to be leading the charge on this one.

Tony Scott Confirmed To Direct 'Top Gun' Sequel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 25, 2010 12:59 PM
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Every so often, particularly every time Tom Cruise makes a film that disappoints at the box office, the rumors of a potential sequel to "Top Gun," the film that transformed Cruise from cocky teen star to a true icon, start up. 22 years on from the original, with "Knight & Day" tanking at the domestic box office over the summer, rumors began to surface over the summer and, as usual with reports on this one, we rolled our eyes a little.

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