NEW YORK (AP) — RoboCop is coming back. Again.
MGM is developing the sequel "RoboCop Returns" with "District 9" and "Elysium" filmmaker Neill Blomkamp to direct. The film will be a sequel to Paul Verhoeven's 1987 original about a cyborg police officer in a crime-ridden Detroit. It's to be based on a never-made spec script by the 1987 film's writers, Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.
Director Tom Tykwer to head Berlin film festival jury
BERLIN (AP) — German director Tom Tykwer will head the jury at this winter's Berlin International Film Festival.
Festival organizers announced Thursday that they have chosen the German director of "A Hologram for the King," ''Cloud Atlas" and "Run Lola Run," among other films, to be jury president at the event's 68th edition in February.
Isabelle Huppert reveals approach to revenge role in Elle
Isabelle Huppert didn't want her character in 'Elle' to be a victim because of the rape revenge storyline.
The 63-year-old French actress recently won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama and earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance as Michèle Leblanc - the daughter of a psychopath who ends up playing a cat-and-mouse game with her rapist after she is assaulted in her own home.
Isabelle Huppert: ‘I’m not an artist, I’m the canvas’
NEW YORK (AP) — She's made more than 100 films over 45 years, not to mention her frequent stage work, and is recognized as not only one of the best actresses to come out of France, but as one of the leading actresses in the world.
And yet, Isabelle Huppert won't call herself an artist.
"No," she says in an interview, quickly brushing off the title. "I don't think actors are artists. We use that word too much. I am an interpreter — someone's universe is being expressed through me."
‘La La Land’: The curiously divisive Oscar front-runner
NEW YORK (AP) — These are divisive times. Agreement is hard to come by. Passions on both sides are inflamed. And "Saturday Night Live" is providing some of the most trenchant satire on the matter.
We are speaking, of course, about "La La Land." No film — not Mel Gibson's bloody Christian war tale "Hacksaw Ridge," not Paul Verhoeven's rape drama "Elle" — has sparked the kind of opinion clash that Damien Chazelle's toe-tapping musical about showbiz dreamers has.
Paul Verhoeven and Isabelle Huppert talk facing critics
Isabelle Huppert is shocked by win for controversial ‘Elle’
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — French actress Isabelle Huppert was as shocked as the rest of the room when presenter Leonardo DiCaprio announced that she had indeed won the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama for her role in the controversial film "Elle," in which she plays a woman who is raped.
"Oh my god! Thank you! Thank you!" Huppert gushed. "My heart is beating. If you could hear what is going on here!"
French thriller ‘Elle’ wins Globe for best foreign film
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The French thriller, "Elle," about a businesswoman who was raped and plans revenge against her attacker, won the Golden Globe for best foreign film on Sunday.
The filmmaker, Paul Verhoeven, thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for being open-minded in giving his movie them award, saying it "does not really invite you to sympathize with the characters."
Actress Isabelle Huppert is the film's star, and she applauded Verhoeven from the audience.
Sleep, mom time and English rock on menu for Globe nominees
LOS ANGELES (AP) — On this Golden Globes day, some nominees will be sleeping in, a few will be hanging with their moms, and one will be partying like it's 1975.
A rough estimate of about 100 nominees made at least brief appearances Saturday at the annual BAFTA Tea Party, an afternoon-before tradition hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts at The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.
French film ‘Django’ to open Berlin Film Festival
BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival has chosen "Django," a French film about jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt directed by Etienne Comar, to open this year's edition next month.
Festival organizers said Wednesday that the world premiere of "Django" will open the event on Feb. 9. It's the first movie directed by Comar, who made his name as a screenwriter and producer on films including "Of Gods and Men" and "My King."
Dutch director Verhoeven to head Berlin film festival jury
BERLIN (AP) — Paul Verhoeven has been named as president of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.
The Dutch director was nominated for an Oscar with his 1973 film "Turkish Delight" and a Golden Globe for 1977's "Soldier of Orange."
After moving to Hollywood, Verhoeven made blockbusters such as "RoboCop," ''Total Recall' and "Basic Instinct."
Review: In Verhoeven’s ‘Elle,’ an inferno of lust
"Inverted flame combustion." That's the kind of heat generated by a self-made furnace that makes a late cameo in Paul Verhoeven's highly flammable "Elle," a violently dark comedy in which passion and cruelty burn together in the same perverted, masochistic fire.
‘Certain Women’ named best picture at London Film Festival
LONDON (AP) — Writer-director Kelly Reichardt's spare and subtle Montana drama "Certain Women" won the best-picture prize Saturday at the London Film Festival, while "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen received a major career award.
A jury headed by Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari praised the masterful imagery and quiet modesty of Reichardt's film about three women — played by Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and Laura Dern — struggling with life in a chilly small town.