Movie News: How Pixar Saved an Indie Film; 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel; New 'Wolf of Wall Street' Trailer

Movie News: How Pixar Saved an Indie Film; 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel; New 'Wolf of Wall Street' Trailer

Oct 30, 2013


Pixar: The career of acclaimed independent filmmaker Ken Loach is drawing to a close, but thanks to Pixar, he'll be able to finish what may be his last project, a drama titled Jimmy's Hall. Loach made it known that he needed film-numbering tape, a product that is no longer being made due to the worldwide move to digital production, in order to finish editing his movie; editors at Pixar, all fans of Loach, responded by sending him everything they had -- as well as a hand-drawn picture wth their best wishes. [Screen Daily]

London Has Fallen: The financial winner in 2013's 'presidential thriller' sweepstakes proved to be Olympus Has Fallen -- mostly because it had a much lower budget than White House Down -- and now a sequel will send the principal players overseas to do it again. Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart are all returning for London Has Fallen, which will find the Secret Service agent, speaker of the House and U.S. president, respectively, attending the funeral of the British prime minister. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Steve McQueen: The British director of Hunger, Shame and 12 Years a Slave is developing a series for HBO. Steve McQueen, an established visual artist before he turned to film, is writing the script with Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z). The series, not yet titled, would revolve around "a young African-American man with a mysterious past as he experiences life in New York high society." If all goes well, McQueen will also direct the pilot episode. [The Live Feed]

The Wolf of Wall Street Trailer: The first trailer for Martin Scorsese's new movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill felt like a bolt out of the blue. The new trailer is straightforward and, frankly, rather ordinary, laying out the story and not much more. Still, it's Scorsese and DiCaprio, so anticipation remains high for the release of The Wolf of Wall Street on December 25. [Apple]



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