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Exclusive – Uwe Boll Sounds off On Berlin Lawsuit

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The other day I reported on a Hollywood Reporter story about how Uwe Boll is filing a lawsuit against the Berlin Film Festival over the matter of the fest’s differing requirements when it comes to the 125 euro ($170) entrance fee. The man himself then shot me off an email to clarify that his lawsuit is about more than him and a petty sum of money.

Here’s what Boll had to say (I cleaned up his English a little):

Uwe BollIf you read the guidlines to the festival it is clearly stated that everybody must pay the 125 euro or you cannot run in the festival. So what the festival says is in fact untrue. Because the (fest) director (Dieter) Kosslick waived the entry fee for a lot of movies he breached the rules and I and thousands of other filmmakers have the right to get their 125 euros back. We are talking millions of dollars.”

Basically, he’s fighting not just for himself. He’s fighting for every filmmaker that has ever had to pay the entrance fee and believes every last one of them should be issued a refund because the Berlin Film Festival’s entire financial set-up is corrupt.

Boll then forwarded me a German article that details the lawsuit from his perspective better clarifying what exactly this is all about. Here’s the link to the full length article. I think these selected paragraphs pretty much get to the heart of the matter.

“Now he raises new, serious allegations against the head of the Berlinale. “I raise this criminal complaint representatively for all the umpteen thousand candidates who pay the 125€ film admission fee from their pockets and think they’d have a fair chance – but in reality do not”, says Boll to “Welt Online”. “The whole pay system is just there to rob the small directors so that the Berlinale can cover its expenses.”

“He’s also meaning the trips abroad of the festival chief and his employees on which they watch films, which they consider interesting for the Berlinale. By his own statement Kosslick won the US western “True Grit” of director brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, which got nominated for 10 Oscars, for the Berlinale on one of these travels abroad. Boll: “A film, which I could have gotten for the Berlinale with an email, because it is showed in US cinemas for two months now and badly needs publicity in Germany! You don’t have to travel for something like that!”

But Boll is also talking about other trips. Kosslick is said to have told “Focus” about a visit of actress Cate Blanchett: “We know each other quite well now and became friends, I’ve even visited her and her family last year in Australia!” Boll to that: “So, guess who’s paid for that? Hopefully not the tax payer.”

Boll is sure that this way Dieter Kosslick is on up to 20 trips per year. “Of course always with the justification of having to screen films and meet people. If he was seeing the films which got handed in for the fee of 125€, he would not have to be out making sure the world is round indeed”, says Boll.”

Expect to hear more about this lawsuit in the weeks to come.

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The Duffer Brothers Have Begun Working on Stranger Things 3

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I wasn’t the world’s biggest fan of the first season of Netflix and The Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things” to tell you the truth. That said, I absolutely loved the second season (read out reviews HERE).

It is with his in mind that we are all looking forward to “Stranger Things 3”.

Recently Deadline reported that at Vulture Festival LA, the Duffer Brothers, producer Shawn Levy, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Reiser, and Linnea Berthelsen talked about season two and tease season three.

“We are [in] very early days on season three and we’re still figuring it out,” Ross Duffer said, before taking a beat, then adding: “I probably wasn’t supposed to say that. That’s not official, that wasn’t an official announcement — we’re just working on it, just for our own amusement…for fun!”

Whatever.

We all know at this point that there is going to be a “Stranger Things 3” and that The Duffer Brothers will one day begin working on it. Don’t worry so much, Ross Duffer.

After all, your brother already let us know that season three will begin after a time jump:

“Even if we wanted to hop into the action faster, we couldn’t,” says Matt Duffer. “Our kids are aging. We can only write and produce the show so fast. They’re going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting season three. It provides certain challenges. You can’t start right after season two ended. It forces you to do a time jump. It’s a long way of saying that yeah, we’re going to do a time jump.”

What did you think of “Stranger Things 2”? Did you dig it more (or less) than season one? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!

“Stranger Things 2” is currently streaming on Netflix.

Synopsis:

It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

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James Cameron’s Terminator Reboot/Sequel Hires Screenwriter

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The last word we brought you guys on producer James Cameron and Deadpool-director Tim Miller’s new Terminator film was when we let you know that Paramount had set the film’s release date for July 26, 2019.

Today we have news via The Wrap that the studio is bringing in screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) to pen the movie’s script based on a story crafted by Cameron.

You may remember that Cameron and Miller created a writers room a while back to plan out an all-new trilogy of films, but while that writer’s room included David Goyer, Charles Eglee, and Josh Friedman, it seems like Ray will be the first film’s sole writer. For now.

Story details are, of course, being kept under wraps, but Cameron and Miller are treating the new movie as a direct sequel to Cameron’s T2: Judgment Day.

“This is a continuation of the story from ‘Terminator 1’ and ‘Terminator 2.’ And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream,” Cameron told THR. “Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.”

We also know that Cameron plans to center the new film/trilogy around a new group of younger characters, who will eventually carry on the baton as it were.

“A lot of this is handing off the baton to a new generation of characters,” Cameron said. “We’re starting a search for an 18-something young woman to essentially be the new centerpiece of these stories. And then a number of other characters around her and characters from the future. We still fold time in the story in intriguing ways. But we have Arnold’s character and Linda’s character to anchor it.”

How excited are you for James Cameron’s new Terminator flick? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social mdeia!

The new Terminator film is produced by James Cameron and will be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool). The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

Terminator 2.5 is expected to hit July 26, 2019.

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The Strangers: Prey at Night Official Site is Live and Waiting

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It was just last week that we shared the all-new trailer and poster for the upcoming sequel to writer-director Bryan Bertino’s home-invasion thriller The Strangers.

If that trailer for The Strangers: Prey at Night wasn’t interactive enough for you then you’re in luck – the film’s official site has just gone live.

The site starts off playing the film’s trailer but you can click that shite off asap and get to the other goodies.

From there the site tells you that “They’re only Strangers until you tell them your name” and then asks you for your name, your email address, and your phone number.

Yeah. Right.

That’s how they get you.

Truthfully, I’m not brave enough to put my info on the site. Not that I’m scared of, you know, a knock at the door late at night or anything… Just… I don’t feel like it is all.

If you are brave enough to give the site your info, make sure to hit us up and let us know how it goes in the comments below or on social media! If you can… Moo-haha.

Visit the site HERE.

The Stranger: Prey at Night is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai. It stars Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.

The film hits March 9, 2018.

Synopsis:
A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit THE STRANGERS.

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