‘Doctor Strange’ star Mads Mikkelsen to replace Johnny Depp aka Gellert Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’? Find out

Popular star Mads Mikkelsen, who has worked in several blockbusters like ‘Casino Royale’, ‘Doctor Strange‘ and many more, is reported to be in talks to replace Johnny Depp aka Gellert Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3‘.
While Depp recently announced that he is no longer a part of the fantasy film franchise post his loss in libel case to ex-wife and actor Amber Heard, Warner Bros’ are reported to be in early negotiations with Mikkelsen.

‘Fantastic Beasts’ is a spin-off to JK Rowling‘s popular Harry Potter franchise. While the shoot of the third instalment was halted in March due to the pandemic, the makers have reportedly resumed the shoot in the UK.

According to reports, Depp had just shot one scene for the film till date but according to his pay-or-play contract, the makers of Fantastic Beasts will need to compensate him fully whether or not the film is made or even if he is recast.

‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ is currently scheduled to be released on July 15, 2022. The film which is being helmed by David Yates will also star Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Ezra Miller in pivotal roles.


Chris Pert and Wu Jing star in the western remake of Saigon Bodyguards

After agreeing with Universal, Chris Pert and Wu Jing are set to star in the western remake of Saigon Bodyguards, produced by the Rousseau brothers

In the latest  movie and TV news , a Western remake based on Vietnam-based Saigon Bodyguards is being made, with the first cast identified. Chris Pert and Wu Jing are set to star in the English-language version of the action comedy being produced by Universal Pictures. Wu Jing, a popular Chinese actor, is set to star in Hollywood after the commercial success of Wolf Warrior.

Anthony and Joe Rousseau, who previously starred with Chris Pert in Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War, will co-produce the remake of Saigon Bodyguards. The film is based on a Vietnamese film released in 2016, which follows the story of two bodyguards who must find the heir to a company that was abducted hours before their eyes.  Alex Gregory and Peter Hyuk will write the screenplay for the remake of Saigon Bodyguards.

No further details are available at this time about the remake of Saigon Bodyguards, including when it will begin, director or release date. Perth recently starred in The Tomorrow War and Jurassic World: Dominion, which has just completed production on the third installment of Jurassic World. Perth is also set in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 also return

Rousseff Sutherland has joined the cast of Orphan: First Kill

Possessor actor Rousseff Sutherland has been cast in the premiere of Orphan, starring William Brent Bell.

Among the most recent film and TV we learned that Rvsyf Sutherland in the film Orphan: First Kill (orphan: the first murder) to actors such as Isabelle Fuhrman and Julia Stiles has joined the helm in the hands of William Brent Bell , director of the film The Boy ( Boy), The Devil Inside and Stay Alive. According to Deadline, filming for the premiere began nine years after the first film was released in Winnipeg. Rousseff Sutherland One of the sons of Donald Sutherland, Golden Globe Award-winning actor for his roles in Path to War and Citizen X, starring in Timeline, Edge of Winter, and The Con Artist. He also starred in the recent sci-fi horror film The Possessor, directed by Brandon Cronenberg .

Prey (hunting) writer David Kojshal has written the screenplay for Orphan: First Kill. In this film, Lina Kramer successfully escapes from a Russian psychiatric center and goes to America by falsifying the missing daughter of a rich family named Esther. But Lina’s new life is accompanied by an unexpected event and she is confronted by a mother who protects her family at all costs. The creators apparently use a combination of “a high-level makeup team” and “Force Perspective filming technique” to bring Isabel Foreman back to the forefront as Esther. The premiere of Orphan is produced by Entertainment One and Dark Castle Entertainment, and is overseen by Jen Gorten and Josie Liang on behalf of Entertainment One.

Alex Mace , Hall Sadvf and Ethan Erwin behalf of the company, “Dark Castle Entertainment” along with James Tomlinson task of the film’s producers Orphan: First Kill the bear and David Leslie Johnson as executive producer operates. Orphan hit theaters in 2009 and grossed $ 78.8 million worldwide with a budget of $ 20 million. The film stars Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard as a couple who take custody of a 9-year-old girl from an orphanage following the loss of their child, but she is by no means an innocent child she claims. The director of “Orphan” was Jaume Kuwait-Sara , and the screenplay was written by David.Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick wrote a story based on Alex Miss

The release date of Jordan Peel’s next horror film has been announced

Jordan Peel is set to direct and write the screenplay for another horror film that has just been released

Last October,
Jordan Peel directed acclaimed films such as  Get Out  , for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and  Us  , a five-year contract with Universal to make two more valuable films. Signed more than $ 100 million . Now, in the latest  cinema and television news , the release date of Jordan Peel’s next film, which is supposed to be another horror film, has been determined. Universal has announced that the anonymous horror film is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2022 (July 31, 1401).

Although no information is available about the film, including the story or the cast, and we only know that it is supposed to be a horror film, Universal noted that it is one of two films being made under an agreement with Jordan Peel, and that he is Is in charge of directing and writing the script of this film and will also be present in this project as a producer. The collaboration followed the box office success of Us, which grossed more than $ 255 million at the box office.

Peel is best known for directing Get Out, the first film he directed, which grossed $ 176 million in North America, with a budget of only $ 5 million. Jordan Peel’s new film in July will have to compete with strong rivals such as Captain Marvel 2, Fantastic Beasts 3 and the fifth installment of Indiana Jones

Best International Film Oscar nominee Turkey, Mehmet Ada Öztekin directed to his starring starring İynemli Bulut Aras’ 7. It was the movie called ‘Miracle in the Ward


At the meeting held today by the Selection Committee, 23 films that applied to the Cinema Power Union were evaluated.

Directed by Mehmet Ada Öztekin, ‘7. Miracle in the ward ‘of Turkey founded by film was determined as the Best International Film Oscar nominations.

Culture and Tourism Ministry General Directorate of Cinema with a selection committee consisting of 16 people from the professional organization representatives in the field of cinema, 93’ünc Academy Awards (Oscar) nominated for Best International Film Department has set Turkey.

At the meeting held today by the Selection Committee, 23 films that applied to the Cinema Power Union were evaluated.

Directed by Mehmet Ada Öztekin, ‘7. Miracle in the ward ‘of Turkey founded by film was determined as the Best International Film Oscar nominations.

‘7. Miracle in the Ward ‘

Turkey’s Oscar-nominated film that broaches the subject of the daughter of a father seeking justice with the same mental age.

In the movie, a little girl dies in the Aegean town in 1983. The deceased little girl is the daughter of the martial law commander and the responsible for her death is “Memo”, a 7-year-old daughter who lives with her grandmother.

Nobody believes him, even though Memo explains that he is not guilty. While the relatives of Memo, who was sentenced to death, struggle for justice, the only thing Memo and his daughter Ova want is to be together.

Will Memo be able to escape the death penalty by a miracle?

Directed by Mehmet Ada Öztekin, the film features actors such as Aras Bulut İynemli, Nisa Sofiya Aksongur, Celile Toyon, İlker Aksum, Mesut Akusta, Deniz Baysal, and Yurdaer Okur.


“Wolfwalkers” Is A Stunningly Animated Family Tale

Animation comes in all shapes and sizes. From independent features and shorts to the family blockbusters that littered theaters, back when going to the movies was a thing. We even had the occasional raunchy animated comedy. What we don’t have a ton of, at least recently, is animated works where the visuals truly take center stage. Enter Wolfwalkers, the effort from Apple Original Films (as well as GKIDS) that hopes to break into the Oscar race. Given the weak year, as well as how elegantly done this feature is, and the streaming service is poised to score an Academy Award citation. Releasing this week, it’s something the whole family can enjoy, even if the youngest of viewers may not be as enthralled as others will be.

The film is an animated adventure, set within a magical version of Ireland. This is the official synopsis: “In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the WOLFWALKERS and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.” Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart co-direct, while also co-writing the screenplay with Jerrica Cleland and Will Collins. Bruno Coulais composes the score, with the voice work including the likes of Sean Bean, Honor Kneafsey, Simon McBurney, Eva Whittaker, and more.

This is a stunningly animated flick, which goes without saying, considering its pedigree. Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart are talented filmmakers, directing this impeccably and co-writing a mature script with the aforementioned Cleland and Collins. The voice work is strong, the world is well realized, and the events occur with a narrative heft. This isn’t paper thin entertainment, to be sure. At the same time, it’s incredibly easy to fall under the spell of this movie, especially in terms of the animation. Moore and Stewart are supremely confident storytellers, so it’s no surprise that the story flows as it does. One can argue that it runs a little longer than it needs to, but when it’s so nice to look at, that’s not really too huge of an issue, overall.

Wolfwalkers only really suffers due to a sluggish pace (and the 100+ minute running time) that could try the patience of younger viewers. Aside from that, it’s largely a success, one that will probably translate into a healthy awards season haul. The Oscars will likely nominate it in Best Animated Feature, and depending on how Soul is received, it has a fighting change of pulling off the upset win. There are voters who especially like this type of animation, so keep any eye out on how that race evolves once the year comes to an end. If it’s a battle to the end between those two, we’ll be the winners, regardless of the ultimate victor in the category.

This week, animation fans would do well to check out Wolfwalkers. Especially if you are normally a GKIDS fan and/or were into The Secret of Kells over a decade ago, this traffics in largely the same kind of territory. Again, the smallest of viewers might be put off by some of the content, or outright bored, but kids with some attention span should be won over by the animation. It goes without saying that adults will be, and that largely is where the perceived audience is. Give the film a look and see what you think…

‘Extra Sauce’ to be screened at German filmfest.

Extra Sauce’ is about Hans, a mediocre heartbroken actor, who is greeted by an Angel of Death after attempting to take his life an hour before his play’s premiere. A sarcastic dark humor conversation begins as Hans tries to convince the Angel that he should be brought back to the world of the living while the Angel enjoys delicious cheeseburgers and lemonade and gives the actor relationship advice.

After winning best screenplay and best actor awards at Canberra Short Film Festival in Australia, as well as receiving an honorary mention for ‘Best Short – Comedy’ at Queen Palm International Film Festival, ‘Extra Sauce’ will now take part at the 22nd edition of the Sarasota Film Festival in the US.

Festival des Deutschen Kinos, also known as FILMZ – Festival of German Cinema, has been presenting current, German-language productions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland every year since 2001.

This year’s edition of the festival will be held from November 4-15.

Iranian short film ‘Retributive Minds’ wins at NYC shorts

The festival was held on October 24-25 in Manhattan.

The film that had its world premiere at the American festival is about a man who returns to his home country expecting to grieve his sister’s death but instead finds himself struggling to reconcile his ideologies.

Ahmad Saatchian and Farid Sajjadi Hosseini play the lead roles. Ali Valiani, Ali Ashmand, Azadeh Khorshid Doust, Kourosh Shahouneh, Hossein Touhidian, and Iman Haj Azimian are also in the cast.

Mehrtash Mohit is an independent Iranian-Canadian filmmaker based in Toronto. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Iran where he directed a few short fiction and experimental films. Mehrtash moved to Canada in 2011 to follow his passion in an academic environment.

He finished an 18 months-long film production diploma at Toronto Film School where he created a strong portfolio in directing documentaries. After this diploma, he pursued his M.F.A in Film Production at York University.

Mehrtash directing credits include the films, Perspective (nominated in multiple Iranian film festivals), Trees Between Us (nominated for the best avant-garde film in Scandinavian film Festival), More Vivid than Sculpture (nominated for best film in Looking for China film Festival),  Fariba (screened at many festivals including, Images International film festivals) and other short films that have traveled the film festival circuits around the globe.

The New York City Short Film Festival (NYC Shorts) is an international competitive short film festival created by filmmakers and dedicated to the short form. This year’s festival was the 16th edition of the event.

Iranian Film “Forty-seven” to vie at Sofia MENAR FilmFest

Iranian Film “Forty-seven” directed by Ahmad Otraghchi will be screened at the competition section of the 13th Sofia MENAR Film Festival in Bulgaria.

Forty-Seven narrates the story of three middle-aged women from different social classes who inadvertently affect each other’s lives on the longest night of the year.

Sofia MENAR Film Festival makes audience familiar with the culture and traditions of the Islam world. The program of Sofia MENAR Film Festival presents the best of Middle East and North Africa cinema productions, including feature films, documentaries and short projects. A lot of accompanying events are organised within the frames of the festival. These events are particularly selected and bound up with the countries of this region, representing traditions and customs of the ethnic groups that inhabit its lands.

Milano IntI. FICTS Filmfest. to host 3 Iranian documentaries

The 37th Milano International FICTS Festival has taken place virtually from November 7 to 11 in Milan, Italy.

The Iranian documentaries “No Place for Angels” directed by Sam Kalantari, the “Sailors do not go to the sea alone” directed by Allah Karam Rezaeizadeh, and “Shahsavar” directed by Ali Shah Mohammadi will be screened at this international sports festival.

No Place for Angels’ is about the stories of the national Iranian women’s hockey team and the major events that take place in their lives. The film depicts the hopes, fears, and dreams of these girls, and narrates the story of their participation in Asian games.

Iranian documentary “Sailors do not go to the sea alone” depicts the victories of Malavan Bandar Anzali Football Club in the history of Iranian football and narrates the unique solidarity between the team the people of Bandar Anzali

“Shahsavar” shows the hidden aspects of the sports, social and political life of Gholamreza Takhti (August 27, 1930 – January 7, 1968), Iranian wrestling champion who won an Olympic medal.