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Light House – January 2016 Programme

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Kicking off the new year and the 25th anniversary of Light House within the confines of the Chubb Buildings, with an almighty swish of a lightsabre and tip of a hat, the box office juggernaut that is Star Wars: The Force Awakens will continue to dazzle fans along with Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies, his latest effort led by Tom Hanks.

Another dynamic duo re-teaming this month is director Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) and Eddie Redmayne, tackling the remarkable story of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, which also stars Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander. Outdoing the former with now their third collaboration together, the trio of David O.Russell, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper attempt to bring some post-Christmas Joy to the screen.

Attempting to prove he’s far from washed up away from his fellow Avengers, Ron Howard dumps Chris Hemsworth and co. In The Heart Of The Sea, whilst Emma Donoghue’s heartbreaking best-seller Room is given a tremendous adaptation by Frank director Lenny Abrahamson.

Fresh from his Best Picture win at the Oscars with the biting Birdman, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu looks to break the award curse for his leading man Leonardo Dicaprio with The Revenant, as the incomparable Quentin Tarantino provides us another distinct cinematic vision, with his fittingly titled eighth film The Hateful Eight.

With awards season looming large, we will also see the welcome returns of various British hopefuls, in the form of womens’ rights drama Suffragette, The Lady In The Van headed up by Dame Maggie Smith and the critically acclaimed Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley.

Saturday 2nd January – Thursday 7th January

SUFFRAGETTE (Sarah Gavron)

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Saturday 2nd January – Thursday 7th January

BRIDGE OF SPIES (Steven Spielberg)

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Saturday 2nd January – Thursday 14th January

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (J.J Abrams)

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Friday 8th January – Thursday 14th January

THE DANISH GIRL (Tom Hooper)

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Friday 15th January – Thursday 21st January

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (Ron Howard)

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Friday 15th January – Thursday 21st January 

JOY (David O.Russell)

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Friday 22nd January – Thursday 28th January

THE REVENANT (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)

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Friday 22nd January – Wednesday 27th January

THE LADY IN THE VAN (Nicholas Hytner)

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Friday 29th January – Thursday 4th February

THE HATEFUL EIGHT (Quentin Tarantino)

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Friday 29th January – Thursday 4th February

ROOM (Lenny Abrahamson)

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*Back By Popular Demand* Saturday 30th January

BROOKLYN (John Crowley)

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James Wan to Produce ‘Train to Busan’ Remake

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Gary Dauberman will write and James Wan will produce an English-language remake of popular zombie flick ‘Train to Busan’.

Dauberman recently scripted  The Nun, and coming on the heels of his script work on the Andy Muschietti-directed It and its sequel. I’m hearing that five bidders are circling or have made bids, and that the rights package will sell this week for a seven-figure sum. New Line, Universal (which just stepped out), Paramount, Lionsgate and Screen Gems are all in the mix.

The original was directed by San-ho Yeon and was a monster hit in South Korea, grossing $85 million overseas and only $2 million in the U.S. The setup: While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Though he’s not attached right now as director, Dauberman wrote Annabelle and is now directing the next installment which he also scripted. That films is at New Line, which is chasing this one like a zombie on a slow-moving human. Stay tuned.

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Disney set to use James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3’ Script

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One of the many questions surrounding Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is whether Disney will use the script completed by writer/director James Gunn shortly before his firing in July. An early report suggested the studio likely intends to do just that, something now confirmed by the filmmaker’s brother Sean Gunn.

The actor, who plays the Ravager Kraglin and provides the motion-capture performance for Rocket Raccoon, assured Tulsa World the plan is to eventually move forward with Guardians 3, with James Gunn’s script.

“I know Disney still wants to make the movie,” he said. “I know that they have every intention of using the script that my brother wrote.”

Disney severed ties with James Gunn in July after old tweets, some dating back more than a decade, resurfaced in which he made offensive comments about rape and pedophilia. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was targeted to being production in early 2019, but last month Disney placed the project on indefinite hold

“Obviously, that was a very unfortunate situation for everybody, most of all him,” Sean Gunn told the newspaper, “but I am also somebody who had been preparing to spend half a year making that movie and now that’s up in the air. Obviously, I think it’s a tricky proposition for them to find another director to step in — and also the scheduling of a lot of other actors who are incredibly busy can’t be easy. But I know that they plan on making the movie. I had not been contacted at all for a while, but I was recently contacted by Marvel saying, ‘Yeah, we do plan to make this movie. We’re just not sure when yet.’”.

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Mel Gibson To Write, Direct The Wild Bunch Remake

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Controversial actor and director, and noted anti-Semite, Mel Gibson still somehow seems to be getting work. The What Women Want star has signed on to write and direct a remake of The Wild Bunch.

Gibson will co-write the new version of the Sam Peckinpah western with Bryan Bagby, and the feature will tell the tale of a group of legendary criminals looking for a final score during the twilight days of the great wild west.

The Wild Bunch will be the Mel Gibson’s first stab at directing since Hacksaw Ridge (back in 2016), which starred Andrew Garfield, and for which Gibson earned an Oscar nomination.

Warner Bros. have reportedly been attempting to force the feature through to the production stage for over a decade now, at one point even having Will Smith tentatively on board to star. Gibson was previously trying to get WWII thriller Destroyer into production instead, though that seems to have been put on a temporary hold.

It is currently unknown when The Wild Bunch will begin shooting, and no release date has been finalised.

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