HBO rock drama Vinyl more than had our attention by its first trailers, but doubly so for Martin Scorsese’s direction of the two-hour pilot, much as he’d done for Boardwalk Empire. That said, where Scorsese never returned to direct more Boardwalk, the revered director hopes to stay much more actively involved in Vinyl, or so he says.
As if we couldn’t tell that HBO’s 2016 Jagger-Scorsese fronted Vinyl wouldn’t be one of the more exciting debuts in years, a new set of trailers and some seriously wall-worthy key art seal the deal. See (or hear) the future for rock and roll with our latest look at the February premiere!
While Sony continues struggling to get their Evel Knievel movie off the ground, Paramount is developing their own biopic about the life of the famed daredevil with The Departed scribe William Monahan on board to write the screenplay. And with Monahan scripting the project, the studio is reportedly hoping to get Martin Scorsese to re-team with the writer for the film, which is based on a book that caused a little bit of a fuss.
Seemingly in production forever (and without a name), HBO’s Mick Jagger-Martin Scorsese music drama Vinyl hit all the right chords by its first trailer, even if its February premiere managed to push back Game of Thrones. Now, a second trailer fleshes out a full cast the likes of Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, and many more.
It feels like we’ve been waiting a long, long time for Martin Scorsese’s next film, even though The Wolf of Wall Street hit theaters just two years ago. The director has been taking his time on the passion project, which stars Liam Neeson and hits theaters sometime next year. A new photo has emerged offering our first look at Neeson in Silence, while the actor has offered a few details on working with Scorsese and the intense commitment that entails.
Granted we’ve barely made it out of October, HBO has us accustomed to a certain winter premiere schedule, among it the girls of Girls heading back to Brooklyn in January. Now, HBO seems to have shifted its schedule a bit, pushing premieres of Girls Season 5, Scorsese-Jagger rock drama Vinyl, and Mark Duplass’ Togetherness to February 2016.
Like most visionary directors, Martin Scorsese consistently has several projects in mind, from the long-gestating The Irishman to more recent developments, like The Devil in the White City. The director has officially extended his deal with Paramount through 2019, which means a few of those movies he’s been thinking about making will get made pretty soon, and he’s just added another project to that growing to-do list.
The first Sunday of October brought with it some major premieres, among them HBO’s first look at The Leftovers Season 2, and opportunity shall not go to waste. Preview HBO’s next great drama in Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl, by way of a brand-new full-length trailer!
In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut spent a week in a room at Universal Studios talking about movies. That interview became the book Hitchcock/Truffaut, which proceeds systematically as the two explore Hitchcock’s career, analyzing each of his films one by one. The discussion wasn’t filmed, but the audio was recorded, and now that audio forms the spine of Kent Jones’ Hitchcock/Truffaut documentary, which doesn’t so much adapt the book as it does bring it to life onscreen. Hearing Hitchcock and Truffaut makes clear something that’s easy to forget reading words on a page: That this conversation — maybe the greatest ever on the subject of films and filmmaking — was conducted through a translator. Hitchcock didn’t know French; Truffaut couldn’t understand English. But both spoke the language of cinema, which transcends communicative limitations.
Michael Fassbender is undoubtedly one of our most exciting actors, making any project he considers just as exciting a prospect. The actor’s next potential project may see him teaming up with the director of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and producer Martin Scorsese for a detective thriller based on Jo Nesbo’s acclaimed novel The Snowman.