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In 'Houdini,' Adrien Brody wants to 'convey the truth of an illusion'

NEW YORK — Over a colorful career that's included an Oscar win for a Roman Polanski film, collaborations with unconventional directors such as Rian Johnson and Wes Anderson and — of course — that Halle Berry kiss seen 'round the world, Adrien Brody has pulled rabbits out of...

Denver Badasses: Rian Johnson Is Headed To Your Alamo Drafthouse

2 days agoOdd : Badass Digest

And he's bringing LOOPER, BRICK, BROTHERS BLOOM and one of his favorite movies of all time with him.

Rian Johnson Used 'Se7en' & 'Blade Runner' to Get 'Looper' Made

Nowadays, in order to make a great pitch for a potential film, a director needs a proof-of-concept video to convey the style and tone of a project that they hope to get in front of a camera. In the case of original films that don't have...Show More Summary

How Brad Ptt And Blade Runner Helped Looper Get Made

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's true. Director Rian Johnson has released his extremely interesting proof-of-concept video for his hit time-travel movie Looper, and it was footage of Seven and Blade Runner that helped show Hollywood what he was trying to do — and convince them to let him make his movie. Read more...

Star Wars Episode 7 Will Rely On Less CGI, Have More Practical Effects

Star Wars Episode 7 will have fewer CGI effects, according to director Rian Johnson. Johnson will be picking up the mantel of the s Star War films after JJ Abrams is finished with his chapter. Johnson said that Episode 7 is going to be relying more on practical effects and less those that are created

Star Wars Dreams Come True: Future Episode VIII/IX Director Rian Johnson Confirms Episode VII’s Sparing CGI Use - So no Episode VII: Return of the CGI, then?

last weekOdd : Geekosystem

The prequel trilogy didn't exactly make it easy to get excited about new Star Wars movies, but details of a return to form for the franchise have slowly trickled out and made things a lot more interesting. Now, Episode VIII and IX director Rian Johnson has said that the return to practical effects isn't just speculative wishful thinking.

Rian Johnson Talks ‘Star Wars’ Jitters & Practical Effects, Plus NEW SPOILERS

2 weeks agoOdd : Nerd Bastards

Forget J.J. Abrams and Star Wars Episode VII! What we really want to talk about is Episode VIII! Rian Johnson, a beloved director thanks to his contributions to Breaking Bad and cult movies like Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper, was announced as the man behind the next, next chapter of the new Star Wars […]

Rian Johnson Talks ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’: Downplays Pressure

Rian Johnson has been talking about Star Wars Episode VIII, the film he will direct that will ultimately be the sequel to JJ Abrams’ seventh instalment to the beloved franchise. Johnson was signed up to write and direct the blockbuster back in June 2014, which will be released in 2017, while it was also announced

‘Star Wars’ Roundup: OT Blu-ray Rumor Debunked; Rian Johnson & Adam Driver on ‘Episode 7?

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

A 'Star Wars' Original Trilogy rumor is probably not true. Plus, 'Star Wars 8' director Rian Johnson and new franchise star Adam Driver talk 'Episode 7.'

'Star Wars 8' Director Rian Johnson Talks Practical Effects and Fan Pressure

2 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' and 'IX' director Rain Johnson recent visited the London set of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' to see how things are working. [...]

Listen: Rian Johnson Talks ‘Star Wars’ Excitement and Doing Practical Effects Right

Today has been full of talk about Star Wars Episode VII, but for a moment let’s look even further into the future, towards Star Wars Episode VIII. We assume the movie will be released in 2017, and Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Breaking Bad) is already set to write and direct. Show More Summary

Episode VIII won't be out until 2017, so when asked about it, writer director Rian Johnson made the

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Episode VIII won't be out until 2017, so when asked about it, writer director Rian Johnson made the following joke: "With these films, I am trying to harken back to the original Star Wars… Christmas special. We do have Jefferson Starship." Funny. But painful. [Filmspotting via Sci Fi Now] Read more...

Star Wars: Episode VIII Director Reveals Two Classic Movies That Will Inspire His Film

If you aren't already excited for Rian Johnson's Star Wars movie, you're in good need of an attitude adjustment. Back in 2005, the young director exploded on the scene with his fantastic debut Brick, and has since brought us stylish and creative thrillers like The Brothers Bloom and Looper - not to mention some of the best episodes of Breaking Bad. Show More Summary

Star Wars: Episode VIII Drector Reveals Two Classic Movies That Will Inspire His Film

If you aren't already excited for Rian Johnson's Star Wars movie, you're in good need of an attitude adjustment. Back in 2005, the young director exploded on the scene with his fantastic debut Brick, and has since brought us stylish and creative thrillers like The Brothers Bloom and Looper - not to mention some of the best episodes of Breaking Bad. Show More Summary

‘Star Wars: Episode 8? Director Rian Johnson Teases His Franchise Plans

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' director Rian Johnson has spoken out a bit on his goals for the franchise and working at Lucasfilm.

Rian Johnson Jokes About 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Inspiration

If you look carefully at J.J. Abrams in his video released last week, in which he teased a new and improved X-Wing, there is a slight tremor in his voice. He reveals very little information, keenly aware of the Sith Lord studio exec’s open hand pointed directly at Abrams’s neck. Show More Summary

Director Rian Johnson Talks 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Inspiration

Director Rian Johnson does his best not to reveal any details while still getting you excited for the second new 'Star Wars' sequel. [...]

Rian Johnson on Star Wars Episode VIII: “I’m Really Excited About All the Things I Can’t Tell You”

Imagine being Rian Johnson. While we all sit out here and gossip about what’s happening in Star Wars Episode VII, he’s sitting at Lucasfilm with the full knowledge of that film, working on how the story will unfold after this first new chapter. Show More Summary

Trailer for OUT OF PRINT, a documentary about the New Beverly and the importance of preserving 35mm!

Trailer for OUT OF PRINT, a documentary about the New Beverly theater and 35mm featuring appearances by Kevin Smith, Joe Carnahan, Joe Dante, Rian Johnson, Seth Green, Richard Kelly, Patton Oswalt, and Edgar Wright. Read the full article...Show More Summary

This Short Film is a Worthy Successor to ‘Brick’

Why Watch? Almost a decade ago, Rian Johnson turned eyebrows with Brick by passionately sticking to noir conventions while subverting them just enough to breathe fresh life into a musty genre. To be fair to that genre, it’s one thatShow More Summary

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