Steven Spielberg, who collaborated with the late filmmaker on Artificial Intelligence in 2001, is working with Stanley Kubrick's family on a script he abandoned in the 70s. Also in today's FilmLinc Digest: War Witch triumphs at Canadian Film Awards, Richard Burton finally gets his star, and China launches U.S. scriptwriting contest.
Closed Curtain co-director Kamboziya Partovi and actress Maryam Moghadam traveled to the Berlin Film Festival for the World Premiere of their film, which won a Silver Bear for filmmaker Jafar Panahi. Now, like Panahi, both face restrictions back home.
An investigation into the depiction of torture and sources of information for Kathryn Bigelow's film will not proceed, Seth MacFarlane and Tina Fey both say they will not host the Oscars next year, and rumors of a new David Lynch film on the way in our FilmLinc Digest.
Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis will take on the iconic role in new film adaptation, Cotillard to star in Deux Jours, Une Nuit, Iran censors cover up Michelle Obama's skin at Oscar appearance, and the Coen brothers are teaming up with Angelina Jolie.
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While accepting the visual effects Oscar for Life of Pi, Bill Westenhofer was cut off by the theme from Jaws when he started to talk about the bankruptcy of VFX house Rhythm + Hues; Casey Affleck joins IFFBoston as Creative Director; and the winners of France's César Awards in our FilmLinc Digest.