While the reception of his 3D Drama “Every Thing Will Be Fine” was fairly tepid at the Berlin International Film Festival, the ever-busy Wim Wenders is already gearing up for a new film project. This summer he’ll start shooting “Les Beaux Jours d’Aranjuez,” starring Reda Kateb and Sophie Semin, based on the play by Peter Handke who is expected to make a cameo. No word on plot details yet, mostly because my French isn’t up to scratch, and Google Translate makes things a further mess. [Screen Daily]
” ’71” director Yann Demange is going Hollywood. Sony has snapped up the buzz-making filmmaker for “The Seven Five.” Based on the documentary of the same name, the story “focuses on Michael Dowd, who was arrested in 1992 for leading a ring of dirty cops for the best part of eight years between 1986-1992. Their crimes included theft, abuse and drug dealing. Dowd’s case exposed widespread corruption in the NYPD and sent him to prison for 14 years.” Yep, we could see Demange making good work of that. Check out the trailer for the doc below. [Deadline]
Remember that recent report about Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s new movie “Endless Poetry“? Well, the Kickstarter has launched in earnest for the movie that will star Dante Jodorowsky, Adan Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, and Leandro Taub and chronicle the director’s teenage years in Chile, with a requisite dash of fantasy. Check out the video below.