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Nicolas Cage Will Spend The Night in a Nightmarish Amusement Park in a Horror Film Called Wally's Wonderland

Nicolas Cage is set to star in a new horror film called Wally’s Wonderland, and this is going to be another great project for the actor that has been making some pretty crazy films lately.

Cage will take on the role of a janitor who is “forced to spend the night in a twisted amusement park where he is pulled into a living nightmare. As the threatening animatronic characters come to life, the janitor has to fight his way from one monster to another to survive until morning and get out of the park.”

That sounds like fun! I actually can’t wait to see Cage find himself battling a horde of animatronic characters! There’s no doubt that he’s going to have fun making this movie and that it’s going to entertaining audiences.

The film is being directed by Kevin Lewis (The Drop) from a script written by G.O. Parsons.
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Nic Cage Fights Evil Amusement Park Characters in New Movie

Kirsten Howard Oct 30, 2019

Cage will play an amusement park janitor who has a very bad night in Wally's Wonderland

Barely a week goes by here at Den of Geek where we don't hear about a new Nicolas Cage movie in the works. In recent months, we've had to emotionally process Pig, a movie where Cage's prize truffle-hunting pig is stolen and he sets out on a journey to recover her. There's Primal, set for release very soon, and in which Cage stars as a big game hunter trapped on a boat with a cargo full of wild animals released by an assassin. And now, there's Wally's Wonderland, a new project that will see Cage trapped once again, but this time in an amusement park where all the animatronic characters have come to life and have turned evil for reasons.

Kevin Lewis (The Drop) will direct Wally's Wonderland, per Deadline, from
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Nicolas Cage Enters the Twisted Nightmare of Wally's Wonderland

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Nicolas Cage Enters the Twisted Nightmare of Wally's Wonderland
Nicolas Cage has lined up his next movie, and it sounds like it's truly going to be something else. The Oscar-winner is set to star in a genre flick titled Wally's Wonderland. While the title makes it sound as though this could perhaps be a kid-friendly affair, it looks to be anything but, as Cage is said to be taking on animatronic monsters in a closed down amusement park.

According to a new report, Kevin Lewis has signed on to direct Wally's Wonderland, with Nicolas Cage on board to star in the lead role. The movie will center on a janitor, played by Cage, who ends up spending the night in a twisted amusement park where the animatronic characters begin coming to life. As such, Cage must fight off these various monsters, one at a time, to make his way out of the park with his life. G.O. Parsons penned the screenplay.
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Foresight Unlimited to launch Afm sales on Nicolas Cage horror ‘Wally’s Wonderland’

Foresight Unlimited to launch Afm sales on Nicolas Cage horror ‘Wally’s Wonderland’
Production earmarked for late January 2020 start.

Nicolas Cage will star in horror title Wally’s Wonderland as Foresight Unlimited prepares to launch world sales at Afm next week.

Landafar Entertainment, Jd Entertainment, Saturn Films, Almost Never Films, and Screen Media Ventures are producing the film, which is set to begin production in late January.

Cage will star as The Janitor, who is forced to spend the night in the twisted amusement park and must survive the night when animatronic characters come to life.

Kevin Lewis (The Drop) directs from a Blood List screenplay by G.O. Parsons. Grant Cramer, Jeremy Davis,
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Nicolas Cage To Star In Genre Thriller ‘Wally’s Wonderland’

  • Deadline
Nicolas Cage To Star In Genre Thriller ‘Wally’s Wonderland’
Exclusive: Nicolas Cage is set to star in Wally’s Wonderland, a genre film to be directed by Kevin Lewis (The Drop). Cage will play a janitor, forced to spend the night in a twisted amusement park where he is pulled into a living nightmare. As the threatening animatronic characters come to life, the janitor has to fight his way from one monster to another to survive until morning and get out of the park.

Landafar Entertainment, Jd Entertainment, Saturn Films, Almost Never Films & Screen Media Ventures are behind the film. The screenplay, which was high on the Blood List, a list of highly anticipated genre scripts, is written by G.O. Parsons. Grant Cramer (Lone Survivor), Jeremy Davis (The Street Racer), and Danny Roth (Anti-Life) will produce along with Cage and Mike Nilon.

Danny Chan, Foresight Chairman Mark Damon, and Screen Media’s Svp of Worldwide Acquisitions Seth Needle will executive produce.
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Cinematographer Jack N. Green’s Aerial Work Led to Gigs on Clint Eastwood Movies

  • Variety
Cinematographer Jack N. Green is proof that nice guys sometimes finish first — even in Hollywood.

Born in 1939, the San Francisco native traveled a long-rising arc in his career, which includes distinguished stints shooting aerial sequences for documentaries and some of the most iconic films of the 1960s, eventually becoming director of photography on a run of Clint Eastwood movies and more recent comedies such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Hot Tub Time Machine” and two “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movies.

Green’s parents, Trudy and John Sr., had a shared fascination for photography and rigged up a home darkroom that made a strong artistic impact on their son.

Graduating from high school and barber college at 17, Green planned to make that job his career. But all that changed when he was befriended by shop regular Joe Dieves, a former World War II combat cameraman. Enamored of Dieves’ stories, Green soon joined him,
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Billy Drago, Veteran Bad Guy Actor, Dies at 73

Billy Drago, Veteran Bad Guy Actor, Dies at 73
Veteran actor Billy Drago, perhaps best known for his role in the gangster movie The Untouchables, has sadly passed away at the age of 73. The circumstances surrounding his passing haven't yet been made clear, though his rep confirmed the actor died on Monday in Los Angeles. Drago is survived by his sister Patty, brother Steve, sons Darren and Derrick Burrows, and several grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, actress Silvana Gallardo, who passed away in 2012 after 32 years of marriage.

Born Nov. 30, 1945 in Hugoton, Kansas, Drago's given name was William Eugen Burrows Jr. When he pursued show business as he got older, the aspiring actor adopted his grandmother's maiden name, going professionally by Billy Drago. He first found work as a stuntman before later landing a gig as a radio host for a while, eventually joining an acting company which relocated him to Canada and then New York City.
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Billy Drago, Star of ‘The Untouchables,’ Dies at 73

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Billy Drago, Star of ‘The Untouchables,’ Dies at 73
Billy Drago, who played Frank Nitti in Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables,” died in Los Angeles on Monday from complications of a stroke, his agent confirmed to TheWrap. He was 73.

Born William Eugen Burrows Jr. in Kansas, Drago took his stage name from his grandmother’s maiden name. After a brief career as a radio host, he joined a theater company that took him to Canada and New York before starting his screen career in 1979 with the TV movie “No Other Love”

Drago had guest TV roles on shows like “Hill Street Blues” and “Walker, Texas Ranger,” and in 1985, he earned a role in Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider” as one of six corrupt deputies who meet their end at Eastwood’s gun. But it was in 1987 that Drago got his big break in “The Untouchables,” playing Al Capone’s ruthless right-hand man.

Also Read: Hollywood Remembers Albert Finney
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Billy Drago, ‘Untouchables’ Star, Dies at 73

  • Variety
Billy Drago, ‘Untouchables’ Star, Dies at 73
Billy Drago, who often played harming but chilling gangster roles and appeared in Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables” and Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider,” died Monday in Los Angeles of complications from a stroke. He was 73.

The character actor played Al Capone’s henchman Frank Nitti in 1987’s “The Untouchables.”

On TV series “Charmed,” he put his reptilian stare to good use as the demon Barbas in several episodes over five seasons.

Born William Eugene Burrows in Hugoton, Kan., his actor-director father was said to be of Native American origin. His mother’s family was of Romany extraction; he took their name Drago as his stage name. Starting out as a stuntman, he moved to New York and beginning his acting career.

Drago started acting in the late 1970s, appearing in films including “Cutter’s Way,” “No Other Love” and “Windwalker.” On television, he had guest roles in “Hill Street Blues,
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20 Wild Red Dead Redemption Theories That Change Everything

For decades, the Western remained one of the most popular genres in U.S. cinema, partially because it was rooted in U.S. history to a degree that other genres are not. During the Civil Rights movement, citizens began to re-evaluate the history of U.S. expansionism, which began to hurt the Western's popularity. Westerns produced in the 1960s and 70s often subverted the traditional good versus bad set-ups of their cinematic predecessors, and by the time the 80s rolled around, the genre was nearly extinct. For the next quarter century, rare films like Pale Rider and True Grit kept the Western on life support.

In 2004, the release of the Western video game Red Dead Revolver did little to help the genre's standing, garnering mediocre reviews and sales. Six years later, the sequel Red Dead Redemption was released, which blew its predecessor and most other video games out of the water.
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Key Grip Charlie Saldana Recalls His Long Career With Film/TV Greats

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Key Grip Charlie Saldana Recalls His Long Career With Film/TV Greats
Interviewing Charlie Saldana in the quiet of his North Hollywood home, the 79-year-old working key grip still exudes the cool confidence of someone who’s spent a lifetime in partnership with one of Hollywood’s great directors: Clint Eastwood.

Saldana still possesses an actor’s looks, with a salt-white mustache and a full silver mane. He began his career building scaffolding for Disney’s “Pollyanna” in 1960, following military service in the 101st Airborne Division. Joining the grip union, he was employed by Hollywood’s blossoming TV industry on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Gomer Pyle, Usmc” “Hogan’s Heroes” and “The Mod Squad.” The neophyte grip learned his craft well.

Born in 1939 to Charles and Josephine Saldana, Charlie was raised with a strong work ethic that drove his rise in the industry. “Gaining grip skill was a layered, educative process,” he says.

Five years on the series “The Rookies” produced
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‘Exorcist’, ‘Goodfellas’ & ‘A Clockwork Orange’ Poster Designer Bill Gold Dies At The Age Of 97

Bill Gold dead at 97. The film poster is one of the only original forms of marketing still employed by movie studios and distribution companies, and this past weekend we lost one of the greats. Bill Gold, the creator of some of the iconic movie posters of the last eight decades, passed away at the age of 97.

Bill Gold dead at 97 Legendary poster designer Bill Gold dead at 97.

Gold started his career at Warner Bros. in the 1940s and over the many decades that followed, created some of the most iconic works ever to grace the front of movie houses around the world. Gold, who passed away peacefully in his home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, was the man behind the likes of Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder, 1955’s East of Eden, Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2, Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch), Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller, and Martin Scorsese modern classic GoodFellas.
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The Best Clint Eastwood Movies and Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey

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Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of this week’s “The 15:17 to Paris,” what is Clint Eastwood’s greatest film (either as an actor, or as a director)?

Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow), The New Yorker

Almost impossible to choose, but something especially energized and deep-rooted results when a great filmmaker makes a movie about the practice of filmmaking, and something even more energized about Eastwood’s own incarnation of a John Huston-oidal director, as a vain blowhard and a squanderer, in “White Hunter Black Heart”; it’s the movie of a Hollywood filmmaker thinking equivocally about his industry and his confrontation with its ingrained practices and legends. Yet
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Interview: Tony Jopia discusses ‘Dawning of the Dead’

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Dawning of the Dead is the latest horror film for writer and director Tony Jopia who’s previous films include Cute Little Buggers (2017), Crying Wolf (2015) and Deadtime (2012). I got a chance to talk with Tony about why he decided to make a zombie film, never giving up and bringing the gore to the screen.

Hi Tony, thank you for joining me again today I appreciate you taking the time out to talk to me again. You are following up the critical success of Cute Little Buggers with your new film Dawning of the Dead. Why did you decide to make a zombie film?

We were working out way through the horror genres. We always said that we would make these films with the attitude that we would have fun making them. So, after doing a slasher with Dead Time, we then wanted to do a creature feature which we did
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Win a Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection boxset

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To mark the release of Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection, out now, we’ve been given a copy of the boxset to give away on DVD.

For nearly 40 years, Clint Eastwood has called Warner Bros home. This essential collection contains the extraordinary films created during his partnership with the studio, where Eastwood opened Malpaso Productions in 1975. The deluxe boxset includes: Where Eagles Dare (1968), Kelly’s Heroes (1970), Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), The Gauntlet (1977), Every Which Way but Loose (1978), Bronco Billy (1980), Any Which Way You Can (1980), Honkytonk Man (1982), Firefox (1982), Sudden Impact (1983), City Heat (1984), Tightrope (1984), Pale Rider (1985), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Bird (1988), The Dead Pool (1988), Pink Cadillac (1989), White Hunter, Black Heart (1990), The Rookie (1990), Unforgiven (1992), A Perfect World (1993), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Absolute Power (1997), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), True Crime (1999), Space Cowboys (2000), Blood Work (2002), Mystic River (2003), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima
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Clint Eastwood Is Returning to Acting

Clint Eastwood Is Returning to Acting
Clint Eastwood is one of those rare Hollywood stars who is a legend both in front of and behind the camera. While he's best known to most audiences as an actor, with decades of iconic performances, but he has also established himself as one of our finest filmmakers as well. In recent years, the multi-hyphenate has focused his energies more on filmmaking and less in acting, with his last on screen performance coming in his 2012 baseball movie entitled Trouble With the Curve, where he played an aging baseball scout. During an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, the Hollywood icon suggested that he eventually will make his return to acting.

Variety attended a master class being put on by the actor-filmmaker at the Cannes Film Festival, where he discussed a variety of topics. The filmmaker stated that he does miss performing "once in a while but not often," while hinting
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Clint Eastwood Promises to Return to Acting At Packed Cannes Masterclass

Clint Eastwood Promises to Return to Acting At Packed Cannes Masterclass
The toughest ticket at this year’s Cannes Film Festival? A masterclass with Clint Eastwood, which unfolded on Sunday afternoon to a packed auditorium and a crowd that warmly received the veteran actor and director with a three-minute standing ovation.

While the two-hour chat, led by Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan, surveyed the full scope of Eastwood’s career with a particular eye on his directorial efforts, Eastwood admitted the he missed acting in front of the camera and promised to return to it.

Read More: Cannes 2017 Unveils Official Schedule, Adds Masterclasses With Clint Eastwood and Alfonso Cuarón

Eastwood’s last major on-screen performance was in 2012’s “The Trouble With the Curve” (which, quite notably, came after a four-year acting hiatus). Per Variety’s report, he told Turan that he missed acting “once in a while but not often,” and added that he will return when he is ready.
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Cannes 2017 Unveils Official Schedule, Adds Masterclasses With Clint Eastwood and Alfonso Cuarón

Cannes 2017 Unveils Official Schedule, Adds Masterclasses With Clint Eastwood and Alfonso Cuarón
As is tradition, the Cannes Film Festival has unveiled its official schedule just days before the creme de la creme of festivals kicks off next week. Buried in an impressively stacked lineup are two brand new and delightfully unexpected additions: masterclasses with Clint Eastwood and Alfonso Cuarón, both listed as part of their Cannes Classics slate.

Eastwood’s class is slated for two hours on Sunday, May 21. The previous day, Cannes will screen Eastwood’s 1992 Western classic, “Unforgiven.” Eastwood is a long-time Cannes regular, screening films such as “Changeling,” “Pale Rider,” “Bird,” “Absolute Power,” and “Mystic River” at the festival over the years.

In 1994, he served as President of the Official Selection jury, which ultimately picked Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” as their Palme d’Or winner.

Read More: 17 Shocks and Surprises from the 2017 Cannes Lineup

On Wednesday, May 24, Cuarón will lead his own masterclass. The lauded Mexican filmmaker was
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Directors' Trademarks: Clint Eastwood

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Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. This month, we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Clint Eastwood as director.

Clint Eastwood became an american film star in the 1960’s thanks to his acting performances in a number of western films. As he began to branch out with new roles in front of the camera, he sought out to have more creative input into the types of film projects that he would be involved in. One way he was able to accomplish this was by creating his own production company which eventually allowed him to work behind the camera as director. His first film as director was 1971’s Play Misty For Me, which was well received by critics and did well at the box office. HIs second film as director was High Plains Drifter (1973), in which he also starred.
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