Tornatore's Leningrad Gets Its Financing

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Leningrad, the long-in-development English-language WWII epic by Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore, the director of the Oscar-winning 1998 drama Cinema Paradiso, has found its $100 million financing in the form of producer Avi Lerner and Millenium/Nu Image, according to Variety. The film documents the 900-day Nazi attack on the Russian city now known as St. Petersburg, which was one of the most destructive sieges in history in terms of damages and casualties.

Responding to the downbeat topic of the film, Lerner told the trade, "We have had discussions about the screenplay with Tornatore. We have agreed to make it more upbeat."

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Crazay4520d ago

"We have had discussions about the screenplay with Tornatore. We have agreed to make it more upbeat."

How the hell do you make this subject matter "Upbeat"?


‘Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle’ Reboot Feature In Works At Millennium Films


Millennium Films is looking for the next Gal Gadot. With the success of female superhero feature Wonder Woman having smashed box office records, another female heroine is running headlong with sword in hand to the big screen. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, the fictional American comic book jungle girl, is now poised to return after 33 years, courtesy of Millennium Films. And what better timing? Wonder Woman proved that a female hero can pull in four-quads; it has taken in a total of $813.2M worldwide.

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'Rambo' Reboot in the Works With 'Criminal' Director (Exclusive)


One man army John Rambo is poised for a return the big-screen.

Nu Image/Millennium Films is plotting a reboot of the classic 1980s action franchise that starred Sylvester Stallone, tapping Brooks McLaren to pen the script and Ariel Vromen to direct the feature.

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dauntingpixel2526d ago

just bloody well stop. you don't do reboots well hollywood. quit taking classics and crapping on them. next thing we'll know the character will be named Jane Rambo.

Porcelain_Chicken2526d ago (Edited 2526d ago )

I honestly find most reboots amusing. They are all god awful sure but it's kinda comedic to see someone do something so well that other people try to (very literally) recreate it but fail miserably. Maybe that's just me! :D There's still original movies out there! And sure the new Ghostbusters was one giant pile of poo but we still have the original. And that's good enough for me! >_<

Me personally, I think this is gonna be hilarious.

FlyingFoxy2525d ago

Remakes/Reboots don't have the best reputation, though i will say that The Fly (80's version) is way better than the original 50's version.. Though they turned it much more into a horror film, the original fly kinda looks like really old and fake compared to the remake. A bit like the early Star Trek series, it was just blindingly obvious and kinda funny to see how fake the monsters and stuff looked.

Lord_Sloth2525d ago

No, because we aren't forced to watch them and they don't magically remove the others from existence. Best case scenario I have 2 fantastic films. Worst case scenario I still have 1 fantastic film. It seriously does no harm.

annoyedgamer2525d ago

Ruined franchise in 3..2..1...

1Victor2524d ago

Lol there wouldn't be a Rambo if the sheriff left him alone in the first movie


Ryan Reynolds’ Pic ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Adds Elodie Yung, Salma Hayek, Sam Jackson, Gary Oldman

Millennium Films has added Elodie Yung and Salma Hayek to join Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman in Hitman’s Bodyguard. The high octane action film will start production April 2 in London, directed by Kick Ass 2‘s Jeff Wadlow from a script by Tom O’Connor. Lionsgate is distributing in the U.S. Reynolds plays the world’s top protection agent who gets a new client: a hit man who came in from the cold (Jackson). They’ve been on the opposite ends of a bullet for years and hate each other. They become stuck together and have 24 hours to get to the Hague. They have to get past a murderous Eastern European dictator (Oldman), and all the bad guys he can throw at them. The film will also shoot in Amsterdam and Sofia.

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alycakes2774d ago

I like the sound of this. Lots of action and shoot em up....kind of like Safe House.