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One Of The Most Terrifying Scenes In Unfriended Truly Cuts To The Quick

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: Matt champions "Unfriended" as the real fear.com, and Ariel grows resentful of Matt for his shenanigans.)At the dawn of Screenlife horror — a filmmaking movement coined by producer, writer, and director Timur Bekmambetov — where computer screens became a new terrifying frontier, "Unfriended" represented a cinematic r...
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Stan Lee's Horror Comics To Get The Cinematic Universe Treatment From Timur Bekmambetov

Timur Bekmambetov, the filmmaker behind the action banger "Wanted," is developing a new cinematic universe based on iconic comic book writer and publisher Stan Lee's work -- but this universe might hold more bumps in the night. Under Bekmambetov's production banner, Bazelevs, the "Night Watch" director is assembling a series of connected films based on Lee's unexplored horror works, with Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer, and Matt Greenberg taking care of the screenplay.Bazelevs will be working arm-i...
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Timur Bekmambetov Unveils Slate of Screenlife Titles in Toronto (EXCLUSIVE)

Russian-Kazakh multi-hyphenate Timur Bekmambetov has teamed up with MarVista Entertainment, Endeavor Content and Pulsar Content on a slate of feature films in his pioneering Screenlife format that will be presented to buyers at the TIFF market. Bekmambetov told Variety during the Toronto Film Festival, that the rapid growth, critical recognition and box-office success of Screenlife […]
Tags: News, Global, Toronto, Markets & Festivals, Toronto Film Festival, Variety, Timur Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Screenlife, MarVista Entertainment Endeavor Content


‘Profile’ Director Timur Bekmambetov Believes Screenlife is the Future of Cinema [Interview]

It’s fitting interviewing director Timur Bekmambetov over Zoom. Towards the end of the conversation, when the pleasantries and goodbyes were over, something about my reaction to finishing the call made him say “You see!” I didn’t see. Maybe he saw how exhausted I actually was the morning of the interview after I hit pause on the recording and was exiting the digital room. I imagined he got a kick out of seeing something surprising over Zoom, something he wouldn’t have gotten over a phone call –...
Tags: Isis, Hollywood, London, Movies, Interview, Features, Thriller, Mtv, Baz Luhrmann, Alex Ovechkin, Timur, Tony Scott, Night Watch, Focus Features, WACH, Profile


Timur Bekmambetov Wants to Make a ‘Night Watch’ Sequel Using the Screenlife Format

It can’t be understated what a big deal Night Watch was in Russia. It was the highest-grossing Russian film ever produced and changed the game there when it was released in 2004. With a small budget by Hollywood standards, director Timur Bekmambetov created an ambitious and morally ambiguous horror-fantasy film for adults. The sequel, Day Watch, expanded on the world, cranked up the action, and went wild with its candy store visuals. Hollywood wasted no time calling Bekmambetov, who went on to ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Russia, Fantasy, United States, Sequels, Adaptation, Hunter, Abraham Lincoln, Night Watch, Ben Hur, Sergei Lukyanenko, Profile, Timur-Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Day Watch


Trailer for Bekmambetov's Epic WWII Pilot Film 'V2 Escape from Hell'

"We'll escape by air." Sony Russia is about to released this new WWII action movie titled V2 Escape from Hell, which is a different English title - since in Russia it's just being released under the title Devyataev, the name of the pilot it's about. It's co-directed by acclaimed Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, known for Wanted and Black Lightning and plenty of other stylish action movies. The film is based on the true story of the Hero of the Soviet Union Mikhail Devyataev. He was captu...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Russia, Nazi, To Watch, Foreign Film, Timur Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Black Lightning, Sony Russia, Pavel Priluchny, Mikhail Devyataev He, Evgeny Serzin


First Trailer for Timur Bekmambetov’s Screenlife Thriller PROFILE

Bekmambetov continues to explore the 'Screenlife' format in this thriller. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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‘Profile’ Trailer: ‘Wanted’ Director Timur Bekmambetov Mines Real Dangers for Screenlife Thriller

Inspired by the 2015 nonfiction book In the Skin of a Jihadist, Profile takes the real story of ISIS recruitment to the screen. To the Screenlife format, specifically — the computer-screen “genre” that has been gaining recent popularity in films like Unfriended and Searching. Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov, who produced both of those films, takes the helm of his own Screenlife film with the thriller Profile, which follows an undercover British journalist who attempts to expose a terrorist re...
Tags: Isis, Movies, Thriller, Movie Trailers, John Cho, Focus Features, Profile, Timur-Bekmambetov, Anna Erelle, Bekmambetov, Valene Kane, Erelle, Britt Poulton, Shazad Latif Star Trek, Olga Kharina


Profile Trailer: The Profile is Fake, The Danger is Real in Screenlife Thriller

Profile Trailer: The profile is fake, the danger is real in Screenlife thriller Over two years after debuting at the Berlin International and South by Southwest film festivals, the first trailer for Timur Bekmambetov’s latest Screenlife thriller Profile has been revealed, teasing the dangerous journey inspired by a true story. The trailer, offering a look at the lengths its central journalist goes to get her story and the thin line she walks before going over the line, can be viewed below! ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Berlin, International, Belfast, Sony Pictures, Kenneth Branagh, Universal Pictures, Southwest, Amy, John Cho, ComingSoon, Movie News, Timur Bekmambetov, Anna Erelle, Bekmambetov


Profile: Focus Features Nabs Rights to Timur Bekmambetov Screenlife Thriller

Profile: Focus Features nabs global rights to Timur Bekmambetov’s screenlife thriller Focus Features has successfully acquired the worldwide distribution rights to director Timur Bekmambetov’s 2018 terrorist thriller film titled Profile. It had its world premiere three years ago at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival where it won an Audience Award. Focus Features will distribute the film domestically while Universal Pictures will distribute it internationally, excluding CIS/Russia. T...
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Ice Cube is Making a Screen Capture Sci-Fi Thriller with the Director of ‘Wanted’

Just two years ago, Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter director Timur Bekmambetov said he was developing no less than 14 movies that would use his Screenlife screen capture technology to tell stories that unfolded across the screens of computers, tablets, and phones. This narrative format has already been used with the likes of Host, Searching, Unfriended, and the sequel, Unfriended: Dark Web, which Bekmambetov produced. Now he’s got a new screen capture movie being fast-tracked at Univ...
Tags: London, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Los Angeles, Thriller, Sydney, Universal, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, Timur-Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Ice-Cube, Rich Lee, Patrick Aiello, Kenneth Golde


Could a ‘Wanted’ Sequel Happen in the Screenlife Format? Director Timur Bekmambetov Hopes So

For years, Hollywood was considering making a sequel to Wanted, the 2008 film starring James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie as assassins who can curve a bullet’s trajectory in mid-air. And even though the movie came out more than a decade ago, it seems like the idea for a Wanted 2 isn’t dead just yet – at least, not in the mind of the first film’s director. Timur Bekmambetov, the director of Wanted and the producer of films like Searching and Unfriended, now suggests that a Wanted sequel could be ma...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Fox, Sequels, Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Universal, Wesley, Action/Adventure, Timur-Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Derek Haas, Wanted-2, Deadline Bekmambetov


Universal Inks Five-Film Deal With Unfriended’s Timur Bekmambetov

Universal inks five-film deal with Unfriended’s Timur Bekmambetov Timur Bekmambetov became one of the most high-profile producers in Hollywood with the release of the first installment in the Unfriended horror franchise and after continuing that success in Screenlife storytelling with the 2018 follow-up, he has inked a five-film deal with studio Universal Pictures for more films in this genre, according to Deadline. RELATED: Searching Producer Developing 14 More ‘ScreenLife’ Movies The Scr...
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Don’t Worry, the World’s First Vertical Blockbuster Will Complete Production Remotely During the Coronavirus Outbreak

As the coronavirus shuts down film and TV productions and cinemas (among many, many other businesses) around the world, director/producer Timur Bekmambetov is finding a way around social distancing restrictions to keep hope alive for his World War II film V2. Escape From Hell. A new report says the Russian filmmaker will continue production on his war epic remotely, directing his lead actor in a dogfight scene using the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform. And you’ll be able to watch the fil...
Tags: Movies, Microsoft, War, St Petersberg, Hunter, Abraham Lincoln, Action/Adventure, Timur-Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Coronavirus, V2. Escape From Hell, Pavel Priluchny


The World’s First Vertical Format Blockbuster is Coming, Whether We Want It Or Not

The vertical format, which is common for short-form videos on mobile platforms, is making the leap to the big screen — by making the screen painfully small. Searching producer Timur Bekmambetov is developing the world’s first vertical format blockbuster with a film that is very aptly titled V2. Escape From Hell. Except this is a hell that we can’t escape. It was only a matter of time. Movie trailers were getting debuted in that godawful “mobile-friendly” dimensions that feature big black bar...
Tags: Movies, Russia, Mts, John Cho, Tech Stuff, Timur-Bekmambetov, Business and Industry News, Bekmambetov, Bazelevs, V2. Escape From Hell, Mikhail Devyatayev Pavel Priluchny


From Harvey Weinstein's 'bullying' demands to Martin Scorsese's last-minute rescue: Inside the resurrection of 'The Current War'

"The Current War" was the movie Harvey Weinstein was involved with when The New York Times exposé that detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against him was published in October 2017. The movie's director, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, and producer, Timur Bekmambetov, told Business Insider that before the Times report, Weinstein had taken over the film from them and had, at one point, edited the movie behind their backs. After The Weinstein Company went bankrupt following the reporting on Harvey We...
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‘Searching’ is the First “Computer Screen Movie” Where the Internet Isn’t the Villain

Most teenagers would rather die than submit to their dad going through their entire laptop, contacting all of their friends and watching their private videos. But Margot Kim isn’t most teenagers. In Searching,  David (John Cho) plays a recent widower whose daughter goes missing overnight. Detective Rosemary Vick (Debra Messing) volunteers to take on the case, but David can’t remove himself for the investigation, so he starts his own inquiry on his laptop and eventually logs into his daughter’...
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Why the Time is Right for “Screenlife” Movies Like ‘Searching’ and ‘Unfriended’

Everything happens on the internet now, and that poses problems for filmmakers. For decades, movies and TV have struggled with how to depict the decidedly un-cinematic act of using computers. In the ‘80s, ‘90s and early 2000s, the typical approaches were to hype up the user interface with animation and 3D graphics, put the user in virtual reality, or make the computer talk. None of these were particularly realistic, and as the internet became more familiar to everyday people through the 200...
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Searching Producer Developing 14 More ‘ScreenLife’ Movies

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Searching producer developing 14 more ‘ScreenLife’ movies Though he wasn’t the first to attempt the style, Timur Bekmambetov has been the driving force behind the resurgence of films told exclusively through computer screens on the big screen like the Unfriended films and the upcoming Searching. Speaking with The LA Times (Via SlashFilm) the filmmaker revealed that he is developing 14 more films in the same style. The genre, which Bekmambetov calls “Screen Life,” is simila...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Skype, Southwest, John Cho, Harold Kumar, ComingSoon, Movie News, Timur Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Unfriended, LA Times Via SlashFilm


Timur Bekmambetov Developing 14 Computer Screen Movies, Is This Format the Future of Cinema or Is He Nuts?

Computer screen movies – stuff like Unfriended and Searching – are becoming more and more popular, and we have one person to thank for that: Timur Bekmambetov. The filmmaker and producer is at the forefront of “Screenlife“, a technology that tells stories through computer screens. And Bekmambetov doesn’t plan on stopping – he’s currently developing 14 computer screen movies, across a variety of genres. The question is: does the general public want to see them? Computer Screen Movies The L...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Horror, Searching, Times, LA Times, Timur-Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Unfriended, Unfriended: Dark Web, Screenlife, Bekambetov


Berlinale 2018: Bekmambetov's 'Profile' is a Cautionary Internet Tale

There's another new film this year telling a thrilling story told entirely through computer screens. This one is titled Profile, and it's directed by Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Wanted, Ben-Hur), who also produced the other computer screen film Search (which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and I wrote a glowing review of here). Profile tells a completely different story than Search - it's about a journalist from London who tries to connect with an ISIS recru...
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How that insane chariot race in the new 'Ben-Hur' was shot with almost no CGI

In March, Paramount released the first trailer for its summer blockbuster, “Ben-Hur,” a remake of the Charlton Heston Oscar-winning classic, which follows the journey of a Jewish prince, named Judah Ben-Hur, who is betrayed, sent into slavery, and then seeks vengeance. Like the Heston movie, the latest adaptation of the Lew Wallace novel, out Friday, hinges on a thrilling chariot race in which Ben-Hur (played in the latest film by Jack Huston) battles the person who betrayed him, his adoptive br...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Trends, Italy, Henry, Abraham Lincoln, Jack Huston, Ben Hur, Heston, Timur Bekmambetov, Lew Wallace, Bekmambetov, Judah Ben Hur, Charlton Heston Oscar


CS Video: The Ben-Hur Cast and Crew

CS Video: The Ben-Hur cast and crew The film Ben-Hur (1959) is considered a cinema classic, winning 11 Academy Awards. On August 19, we’re getting a new version of the film based on Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.” The original was directed by William Wyler and starred Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet, Jack Hawkins and Frank Thring. The new Ben-Hur cast was directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Night Watch), meaning that we’re going to see some crazy came...
Tags: Feature, Movies, Rome, Jesus, Paramount Pictures, Mark Burnett, Nazanin Boniadi, John Huston, Jack Huston, Cinecittà, Judah, Pontius Pilate, Esther, William Wyler, Huston, Roma Downey


Ben-Hur Review

Rating: 5.5 out of 10 Cast: Jack Huston as Judah Ben-HurToby Kebbell as MessalaMorgan Freeman as Sheik IlderimNasanin Boniadi as EstherSofia Black’Delia as TirzahAyelet Zurer as NaomiRodrigo Santoro as JesusHaluk Bilginer as SimonidesMoises Arias as GestasPilou Asbaek as Pontius PilateMarwan Kenzari as DrusesJames Cosmo as Quintus Arius Directed by Timur Bekmambetov Ben-Hur Review: It’s hard to say exactly which is the most frustrating aspect of Ben-Hur; the catalog of terrible decisions on...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Movie Reviews, Jesus, John Ridley, Jack Huston, Freeman, Wallace, Judah, Pilate, Judea, Ben Hur, Keith Clarke, Lew Wallace, Bekmambetov, Messala


‘Godzilla 2’ Loses Director Gareth Edwards

Legendary and Warner Bros.’ nascent Godzilla / King Kong universe has just been dealt a monster-sized blow. Director Gareth Edwards has dropped out of Godzilla 2, which was recently delayed from summer 2018 to spring 2019. Edwards had signed on for the sequel back in 2014, shortly after the release of the last Godzilla movie, which he also helmed.  According to Deadline, who broke the news, the split was an “amicable” one, and in fact had already been confirmed behind the scenes before the 20...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Warner Bros, Godzilla, Skull Island, Warner Brothers, Kong, Gareth Edwards, Edwards, Action/Adventure, Timur Bekmambetov, Max Borenstein, Bekmambetov


How that insane chariot race in the new 'Ben-Hur' was shot with almost no CGI

In March, Paramount released the first trailer for its summer blockbuster, “Ben-Hur,” a remake of the Charlton Heston Oscar-winning classic, which follows the journey of a Jewish prince, named Judah Ben-Hur, who is betrayed, sent into slavery, and then seeks vengeance. Like the Heston movie, the latest adaptation of the Lew Wallace novel, out August 19, hinges on a thrilling chariot race in which Ben-Hur (played in the latest film by Jack Huston) battles the person who betrayed him. Based on wha...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Italy, Henry, Abraham Lincoln, Jack Huston, Ben Hur, Heston, Timur Bekmambetov, Lew Wallace, Bekmambetov, Judah Ben Hur, Charlton Heston Oscar


CS Video: Copley, Naishuller and Bekmambetov on Hardcore Henry

CS Video: Copley, Naishuller and Bekmambetov on Hardcore Henry There’s a lot of talking about nausea when it comes to Hardcore Henry, but not in a bad way. The unique action film replicates the feeling of a first-person shooter video game at the price of a wealth of issues average action films don’t have to worry about, like how to keep the audience from getting sick while the camera is constantly moving. First-time director Ilya Naishuller can appreciate the feeling as he prepares to wheel h...
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How Director Timur Bekmambetov Recreated the Classic ‘Ben-Hur’ Chariot Race Sequence

The chariot race sequence in William Wyler‘s Ben-Hur took a year to plan. The massive sequence, which was shot in five weeks, involved 7,000 extras and a set that cost $1 million to build. All that hard work paid off, because that sequence remains just as thrilling today as it probably was back in 1959. It’s inevitable the new adaptation of Ben-Hur will face comparisons to Wyler’s film, especially in regards to how the new chariot race holds up to the 1959 film’s classic set piece. Below, direc...
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Director Gareth Edwards’ Mystery Sci-Fi Project Could Still Happen

Before Gareth Edwards‘ breakout directorial debut, Monsters, even opened in theaters, he had another project in the works. Edwards was set to direct what was described as an “epic human story, set in a futuristic world without humanity.” The director instead moved on to make Godzilla, which led to him directing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Edwards’ schedule is pretty crowded at the moment, and he’s already set to direct Godzilla 2 next. But producer Timur Bekmambetov (Ben-Hur) is hopeful that ...
Tags: Sci-fi, Godzilla, Peter, Henry, Gareth, Gareth Edwards, Edwards, Timur-Bekmambetov, Dante Harper, Bekmambetov, Timur Bekmambetov Ben Hur


Don’t Expect to See Any Slo-Mo Chariot Races in the ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

“Action star” probably isn’t the first thing you think of when Judah Ben-Hur’s name comes to mind. He doesn’t believe in killing. Compassion is Ben-Hur’s true weapon, and that’s why he’s such a heroic character, especially in William Wyler‘s 1959 film. A few weeks ago we got our first look at the upcoming reimagining of the film, which is directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted). And although the trailer has plenty of excitement, according to the director, this version will not turn Judah Ben-Hur...
Tags: Drama, Morgan-Freeman, MGM, Remakes, John Ridley, Henry, Jack Huston, Wallace, Judah, Angie, William Wyler, Ben-Hur, Action/Adventure, Timur-Bekmambetov, Toby Kebbell, Judah Ben Hur Jack Huston