Latest John Landis News



Chronicle 2 Script Is 'Dark'

10th April 2013

'Chronicle 2' has a ''dark script''.Screenwriter Max Landis revealed the follow-up to 2012's surprise sci-fi hit is still a work in progress amidst speculation that studio 20th Century Fox wasn't happy with his proposed script...

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John Landis Settles Dispute With Michael Jackson Estate Bosses

1st September 2012

Moviemaker John Landis and the administrators of Michael Jackson's estate have settled their three-year legal battle over rights to the Thriller video.The promo's director Landis and producer George Folsey, Jr. sued Jackson and his company,...

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Historic Movie Studio Saved From Wrecking Ball

18th July 2012

Britain's famed Twickenham Studios has been saved. Twickenham -- where such films as the Beatles' Help and A Hard Day's Night were filmed (as well as such classics as The Private Life of Henry VIII,...

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Donald Sutherland Upset He Missed Kiefer Collaboration

24th March 2012

Donald Sutherland was a ''bit put out'' when he couldn't star alongside his son Kiefer in 'A Time to Kill'. The 'Hunger Games' actor always wanted to make a movie with the '24' star, but...

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Movie Reviews Chronicle

3rd February 2012

There will be something other than the Super Bowl that will be super this weekend. A movie about three dorky Seattle teenagers -- the sort who would never be seen dead in front of a...

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Mark Wahlberg Teams Up With Hill For Comedy

8th July 2011

Mark Wahlberg is to team up with Jonah Hill for new film 'Good Time Gang'.The pair have signed up to play two party-loving mercenaries in the action comedy movie, which is being made by RCR...

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Michael Jackson Jacket Snapped Up For $1.8 Million

27th June 2011

Michael Jackson's iconic 'Thriller' jacket fetched $1.8 million at an auction on Sunday (26th June 2011), reports Reuters. The famed piece of Michael Jackson memorabilia was bought by a Texas gold trader, who plans to...

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Michael Jackson's Thriller To Be Transformed Into New Movie

28th October 2010

MICHAEL JACKSON's seminal music video for his 1982 hit song 'Thriller' is set to get the Hollywood treatment after it was confirmed that KENNY ORTEGA is in line to direct a movie adaptation. The filmmaker,...

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John Landis: Inception Isn't Original

26th October 2010

John Landis believes 'Inception' is "not original". The 'Burke & Hare' filmmaker believes the Christopher Nolan-directed project - which was widely loved by critics on its release earlier this year - is "almost the same"...

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John Landis' Psycho Love Transformation

22nd October 2010

John Landis had to turn "psychopaths into romantics" on 'Burke & Hare'. The director - who cast Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as real life 19th century killers William Burke and William Hare in the...

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The Things They Say 17107

25th June 2010

"It was like working with a really gifted, brilliant 12 year old... He was like a kid... He was very sheltered... and he was very innocent and childlike." Moviemaker JOHN LANDIS on working with Michael...

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An American Werewolf In London Remake Planned

29th June 2009

Moviemaker JOHN LANDIS has confirmed reports a remake of his hit 1981 horror-comedy AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is planned.Dimension Films has acquired the remake rights to the movie, which Landis will release on Blu-Ray...

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Landis To Continue Fighting For Thriller Cash

29th June 2009

Moviemaker JOHN LANDIS is refusing to let MICHAEL JACKSON's death stop his bid to claw back royalties he claims he's owed for his work on the King of Pop's THRILLER video.Landis, who directed the video...

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Nederlander Hopeful For Speedy Thriller Settlement

29th January 2009

Theatre impressario JAMES NEDERLANDER is "confident" a lawsuit involving former collaborator MICHAEL JACKSON and THRILLER video director JOHN LANDIS will be settled amicably. Landis filed suit against Jackson in Los Angeles last week (ends23Jan09), claiming he's...

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Landis Sues Jackson Over Thriller

28th January 2009

Moviemaker JOHN LANDIS is suing MICHAEL JACKSON over cash he never received from the pop superstar's THRILLER video. Landis filed suit in Los Angeles last week (ends23Jan09), claiming he has a deal in place with the...

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Fascinating Fact 5641

17th July 2008

Moviemaker JOHN LANDIS has been added to WIM WENDERS' Venice Film Festival jury in Italy. Landis will join previously-announced judges VALERIA GOLINO, screenwriter JURIY ARABOV and Argentine director LUCRECIA MARTEL, among others on the panel...

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Jackson And Brown To Thrill UK Audiences

14th November 2006

Pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON has asked R+B star CHRIS BROWN to help recreate a spectacular live version of THRILLER at tomorrow's (15NOV06) World Music Awards in London. Organisers of the show, which is held at...

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Jackson To Reunite With Landis

1st September 2006

Pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON is in reunion talks with film-maker JOHN LANDIS to direct his comeback video. The 48-year-old famously worked with THE BLUES BROTHERS director Landis on the famous promos for his hits THRILLER...

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Madonna Tops Controversial Music Videos List

24th July 2006

MADONNA's smash hit single LIKE A PRAYER has topped an MTV poll of videos which "broke the rules". The 1989 video depicts the MATERIAL GIRL dancing around burning crosses and kissing a black Christ-like figure...

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Sutherland Still Regrets His Animal House Salary Decision

13th September 2005

DONALD SUTHERLAND still regrets demanding an upfront salary before working on NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE, because if he'd accepted a proposed percentage of the box-office take he would have made a fortune. The 70-year-old...

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Jackson's Thriller Video Voted All-time Best

8th February 2005

MICHAEL JACKSON's classic THRILLER video has beaten QUEEN and MADONNA to be crowned the best music promo of all time. The 1983 horror video - in which the superstar morphs into a werewolf...

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Landis Returns From Six-year Break

17th November 2004

Director JOHN LANDIS is returning to movie-making after a six-year hiatus from Hollywood. Landis disappeared from the big screen scene after his 1998 BLUES BROTHERS sequel BLUES BROTHERS 2000 failed to attract large cinema...

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