Per Menegoz, "Michael Haneke talked to me about this project five years ago, but we ultimately decided to do 'The White Ribbon' first."
Whether political or emotional, contempo subjects reveal key truths about our times.
"Steven was producing the millenium celebration in Washington, D.C., and met (historian) Doris Kearns Goodwin," Kennedy remembers. "He asked what she was going to do next, and she said, a book on…
Though Matt Damon co-wrote "Promised Land" as a potential directorial debut, scheduling problems forced him to call in his old friend -- and "Good Will Hunting" helmer -- Gus Van Sant to take over.
Quentin Tarantino rides to the Weinsteins' rescue, delivering a bloody hilarious (and hilariously bloody) Christmas counter-programmer, which Sony will unleash abroad.
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While Peter Jackson's prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" delivers more of what made his earlier trilogy so compelling -- it doesn't offer nearly enough novelty to justify the three-film, nine-hour…
As director of rapid prototyping at Portland, Ore.-based Laika, McLean is literally changing the face of stop-motion animation.