LMS brings you the biggest movie industry news from the past week, in brief.
Mendes Back For More Bond?
After a list of high profile directors including Christopher Nolan (see last week’s news) were rumoured to be in line to take control of the next Bond movie, it seems that Skyfall director Sam Mendes will be coming back for more after all. While Mendes was initially reluctant, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson seem keen to see him direct the next Bond installment, and are prepared to wait until he has the time. DEADLINE
Iron Man 3 The 5th Highest Grossing Of All Time
A busy couple of weeks at the cinemas for Iron Man 3 and of course Fast and Furious 6 saw both movies raking in the dollars. At the global box office, Iron Man 3 has now made over $1.142 billion which sees it move to 5th in the list of the highest grossing movies of all time. COMING SOON
RED 3 Already Being Considered
The Retired and Extremely Dangerous gang are yet to hit the screens with RED 2, but it seems that plans for a third movie are already being considered. Providing the second film, which comes out in August, is successful, original writers Jon and Erich Hoeber have been hired to write the third installment. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
New Directors For Pirates of the Caribbean 5
Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg have been named to sail the high sees with Captain Jack Sparrow for the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. While some argue the franchise was getting old, the last movie pulled in more than $1 billion, proving that they chose correctly not to stop at the end of the trilogy. Johnny Depp will return once again which is good to see, as I don’t think the movie would work without him. DEADLINE
Cannes Film Festival 2013 Roundup
Palme d’Or (Best Film): Blue is the Warmest Colour by Abdellatif Kechiche (France)
Grand Prix (Runner-up): Inside Llewyn Davis by Ethan and Joel Coen (U.S.)
Jury Prize (Third Prize): Like Father, Like Son by Kore-Eda Hirokazu (Japan)
Short Film: Safe by Moon Byoung-Gon (South Korea)
Camera d’Or (Debut Film): Ilo Ilo by Anthony Chen (Singapore)
Best Director: Heli by Amat Escalante (Mexico)
Best Screenplay: Tian Zhu Ding (A Touch of Sin) by Jia Zhangke (China)
Best Actress: Bérénice Bejo in Le Passé (“The Past”) (France)
Best Actor: Bruce Dern in Nebraska (U.S.)
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Matt & Mark