The Bikeriders (2023), with writer/director Jeff Nichols
Film Stories with Simon Brew
by Simon Brew
3h ago
Originally set to be released by Disney in 2023, Jeff Nichols' new film - The Bikeriders - was dropped by the studio at the last minute, before finally landing a new home with Focus Features and Universal. Nichols joins us for a special podcast to discuss the film, with the conversation also taking in Take Shelter, Michael Shannon, and making a movie without too much money... The Bikeriders finally arrives in cinemas on 21st June 2024. --- EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/filmstories Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choice ..read more
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In conversation with Ishana Night Shyamalan
Film Stories with Simon Brew
by Simon Brew
1w ago
After enjoying success with the TV series Servant, for which she wrote and directed several episodes, Ishana Night Shyamalan was on the lookout for a story to turn into her feature directorial debut. The tale she found involved a pet store, a creepy forest, a trip to Ireland and some people watching. And in this Film Stories podcast special, she tells us about why she made The Watched (or The Watcher in the US) and tells us more of her story. The Watched is in UK cinemas now... — EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/filmstories Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back g ..read more
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1917 (2019) and The Girl On The Train (2016)
Film Stories with Simon Brew
by Simon Brew
2w ago
Sam Mendes didn't want to make another James Bond film after completing 2015's Spectre. As we discover in this episode, he had another film lined up that he backed away form. He decided to gamble on 1917, a movie that he had a plan to shoot in a really rather unconventional way. When Gone Girl hit, meanwhile, Hollywood went looking for more books that it felt might be along the same lines. It didn't take long to find The Girl On The Train, and it took seemingly even less time to get a film of it moving. Stories of both are told in this episode... --- EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordv ..read more
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Dungeons And Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023) and The Phantom Of The Opera (2004)
Film Stories with Simon Brew
by Simon Brew
1M ago
Two films in this episode that for different reasons needed a fair amount of time to come to the screen. Dungeons And Dragons: Honor Among Thieves didn't turn up until 2023, yet for many years, there was a rights battle over which studio could make a D&D movie. Even when the rights were sorted, challenges still lay ahead. With The Phantom Of The Opera meanwhile, the plan had originally been to have the movie filming by 1990. Yet a separation delayed the movie, and when it returned, an actor by the name of Gerard Butler was all set for his singing lessons... Stories of both are told in this ..read more
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In conversation with Fiona Shaw - IF, Terrence Malick, Super Mario Bros, The Avengers, Brian De Palma and more.mp3
Film Stories with Simon Brew
by Simon Brew
1M ago
In a special episode of the podcast, Fiona Shaw CBE is the guest, as she joins to chat about her career, and her latest movie, IF. Topics of conversation in this chat? The problem with her bathroom, plus working on films such as Super Mario Bros and The Avengers. Then there's her time working with Terrence Malick, her work with Brian De Palma, and a very special film too that's on the horizon for her. IF is in UK cinemas now. --- EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/filmstories Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit m ..read more
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Halloween (2018) and Rocky V (1990)
Film Stories with Simon Brew
by Simon Brew
1M ago
The Halloween franchise was at a crossroads after Rob Zombie's 2009 movie, Halloween II. There was only one logical thing to do next: er, Halloween 3D, which was set for the early 2010s. The first in a line of false starts, that'd eventually take us to 2018's wildly-successful reboot/reimagining. Some reshoot work on that was done for the ending too, and the ending of Rocky V (1990) was an area of much disagreement. Sylvester Stallone had wanted to take the Rocky films back to basics, bringing back director John G Avildsen too. Yet what was expected to be one of 1990's big tickets didn't go to ..read more
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In conversation with director Wes Ball - Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes and more
Film Stories with Simon Brew
by Simon Brew
1M ago
With his new film, Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes, now out in cinemas, director Wes Ball joins the Film Stories podcast for a long chat about the new film, and his career to date. From his early shorts, to his fast work on Celebrity Apprentice (and boy, is there a story there), we then move through to The Maze Runner, The Mouse Guard, and right the way through to Apes... --- EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/filmstories Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker (2019) and Road House (2024)
Film Stories with Simon Brew
by Simon Brew
1M ago
It's taken nearly 400 episodes, but a Star Wars film finally takes centre stage. It's 2019's saga-ending The Rise Of Skywalker, a film that was announced in 2012, and went through, well, 'changes' over the ensuing years. The planned remake of Road House actually started life roughly around the same time, and there were a couple of false starts. But when it was finally ready to go, filming seemed to go without too much trouble. It was only in post-production that the problems started to mount... Stories of both are told in this episode. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/filmsto ..read more
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In conversation with Drew Pearce: The Fall Guy, Iron Man 3, Hobbs & Shaw, No Heroics and lots more
Film Stories with Simon Brew
by Simon Brew
1M ago
In a special episode, Drew Pearce joins us for a chat about his journey from making British TV show No Heroics through to writing the brand new blockbuster The Fall Guy. Key moments? Getting stuck in Los Angeles thanks to an Icelandic volcano, landing the job of writing Iron Man 3, working out what his hourly rate was for penning a $1bn blockbuster, the last-minute call for Hobbs & Shaw and a whole lot more... --- EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/filmstories Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm ..read more
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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) and Sunshine On Leith (2013)
Film Stories with Simon Brew
by Simon Brew
1M ago
Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin had been asked questions many times about making a sequel to their 1996 smash hit Independence Day. Several times they came close to doing so over the years, including an ambitious plan to shoot two films back to back at one stage. Yet when it came time to move forward, the big question they faced: would Will Smith want to return? And could 20th Century Fox afford him? The story of Independence Day: Resurgence is told here. As a director, Dexter Fletcher announced himself with the impressive low budget success Wild Bill. But he was on the lookout for something d ..read more
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