Netflix has come a really long way from what it was originally. Now it is in the service of making their own movies which are released exclusively on their streaming platform. Not only that, but they are attracting some A-list stars and filmmakers. Case in point, Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine.
Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie directs this medieval epic, which apparently had its runtime cut down from 137 minutes to 117 minutes. Now a new trailer shows us just how brutal sword clashing can really be. Check it out below.
Bond 25 recently lost its director in Danny Boyle and it is looking like the film will not make its production start date, regardless if they soon find a replacement director or not. But there is some good news. It looks like they have already compiled a shortlist of directors. According to the latest reports, Edgar Wright, David Mackenzie, Jean-Marc Valle, and Yann Demange are all in the running for the gig. More on the story below.
Netflix has released an official trailer for Outlaw King, the latest title from Scottish director David Mackenzie. The movie reunites Mackenzie with Chris Pine, who starred in his 2016 Academy Award nominee Hell or High Water.
The movie tells the untold true story of Robert the Bruce, with Pine starring as Bruce, who fought to see Scotland freed from English oppression. Also starring is Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Billy Howle, Stephen Dillane, Tony Curran, Alastair Mackenzie, and James Cosmo.
You can read more about Outlaw King and watch the official trailer below.
Now that James Bond 25 has a release date and Daniel Craig reportedly in line to return as the headlining agent, Eon Productions and MGM can focus on finding a director for the film. And as luck would have it, they are looking at three names. According to various reports, Yann Demange, Denis Villeneuve, and David Mackenzie are among the top names to direct the film. More on the story below.
Perfect Sense DIRECTOR: David Mackenzie
WRITER: Kim Fupz Aakeson
STARRING: Eva Green, Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Stephen Dillane, Connie Nielsen
RELEASE DATE: US: February 3, 2012 (limited); UK: DVD Pre-Order; Also available on VOD services now
When it comes to difficult decisions, choosing which of the best-known apocalyptic scenarios—post-nuclear, zombie, viral, alien invasion, natural disasters, the rise of the machines, and so on—you’d rather deal with is probably about as difficult as they come. None of those sound very fun at all. Unless of course you’ve seen too many movies or played too many video games and think that you could flourish in such an environment, in which case I wish you the very best of luck, Mad Max.
One of the scarier of these scenarios is of course the viral apocalypse because, along with post-nuclear, it seems like it’s something that could actually happen some day, if we’re a very, very unlucky species. Numerous movies have been made on such an apocalypse—some looking at it as a sickness quickly spreading, while others fuse it together with the basic idea behind zombie apocalypses and unleash the fury of them both. But none of them (at least that I know of anyway) has a love story at its core. Which brings us to Perfect Sense.