All Nippon Entertainment Works and Nippon Television are teaming with Chris Weitz for an English-language remake of Japanese thriller “Shield of Straw.” Nippon TV's Naoaki Kitajima and Depth of…
Shield of Straw
HONG KONG — "Beyond Beauty," a big budget documentary detailing the clash between civilization and the natural environment, will kick off the first edition of the Taoyuan Intl. Film Festival in…
HONG KONG — Nakata Hideo, the Japanese helmer of the "Ring" horror series and "Dark Water," will next direct a remake of Korean sci-fi chiller "Haunters" (pictured). Using the working title…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Eugenio Mira's "Grand Piano," a piano concert-set psychological thriller starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack, will open the 46th Sitges Intl. Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Europe's biggest…
Tom Hardy has come on board Yakuza drama “The Outsider” with Takashi Miike in negotiations to direct what would be his first English-language film. Linson Entertainment and Silver Pictures are…
Naked capitalism hit the screen at Cannes, but it was steamy "Blue" that bared the fest's soul.
What was the best film at Cannes Film Festival this year? Variety Film Critics Scott Foundas, Justin Chang and Peter DeBruge weigh in on their favorites when they talk with Variety’s Steve Gaydos…
An enticing blockbuster concept gets a lackluster execution from Japanese genre director Takashi Miike.
Celluloid Dreams/Uconnect has snatched up international sales rights to Japanese helmer Takashi Miike's next feature project, a contemporary take on “Yotsuya Kaiden,” a famed Japanese ghost story…
David Hasselhoff addresses fake reports of his death at the Variety Studio in Cannes.
The City of Rio de Janeiro is set to build a $50 million film and TV studio, Rio Polo de Audiovisual, located a few minutes drive from Brazil's 2016 Olympic Games stadium.