Last week, we took note of a new business venture called Screening Room spearheaded by Napster founder Sean Parker. The proposed service would digitally stream the latest major-studio theatrical releases into the confines of private American homes for a hefty estimated fee of $50 on the same day as in-theater premieres, rendering a trip to the local cineplex less necessary than ever. Naturally, this radical new strategy would change the entire face of the industry, and has accordingly raised hackles on the production, distribution, and exhibition sides of Hollywood. As movie theaters struggle to stay relevant and profitable, Parker’s every press conference sounds like a death knell. And this weekend, both sides of this instantly contentious debate dug in their heels on their positions.
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Let’s face it, when Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger collaborate on a new rock drama at HBO, it’s getting a second season. Still, following an inauspicious start in the ratings, Vinyl has been confirmed for a second season to air in 2017, just one episode into its run.
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!