Two UC Davis Students Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For L.A. Crime Film

Fans of crime and noir movies might finally feel a breath of fresh air in the sea of recycled Hollywood plots as two UC Davis students are using crowdfunding to bring a new L.A. crime film to life. Daniel Johnson O’Connor and Rashad Hurst, creative forces behind this new project and students at UC Davis,…

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Debut Crime Novel “August Snow” Gets On Hollywood Hot List

The debut crime novel of Stephen Mack Jones titled “August Snow” has grabbed the attention of famous Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as he wants to make a TV show out of the story. Stephen Mack Jones, 62, narrates the story of a black Latino ex-Detroit cop in his novel who testified against a crooked mayor…

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South Korean Crime Thriller “The Merciless” Sold To 80+ Markets

The South Korean crime thriller film ‘The Merciless’, directed by Byun Sung Hyun and starring veteran actors Seol Kyung Goo, and Kim Hee Won has been sold to more than 80 markets around the world, according to Korean film studio CJ Entertainment which is handling the sales. The movie is also in line for a midnight…

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Michael Mann And Reed Farrel Coleman To Co-Write Prequel Novel To Crime Film ‘Heat’

After a long process which involved interviewing with various novelists, Michael Mann has secured four-time Edgar Award-nominated author Reed Farrel Coleman to co-write a prequel novel with him to his landmark crime film Heat, which starred Al Pacino and Robert De Niro and was written, produced and directed by Mann. The novel will be published…

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Jonathan Demme, Director of Silence of the Lambs, Dies At 73

Jonathan Demme, celebrated director and creator of magnificent suspense films such as The Silence of the Lambs has died at the age of 73. The legacy that Demme (pronounced DEM-ee) leaves behind showcases not only adrenaline boosting thrillers such as The Silence of the Lambs but also a signature style centering on tension and pathos…

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Icelandic Baltasar Kormakur To Direct Jo Nesbo Movie “I Am Victor”

SF Studios, a Swedish Film Production Company, has announced that Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur (Trapped) is to make “I Am Victor”, an English language feature based on Jo Nesbo’s forthcoming novel. The book will be adapted by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade for movie production. The two writers have been 007’s go-to script writers for more than…

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14 Neo-Noir Movies to Watch Over Your Weekends

If you are a huge fan of neo-noir movies, you are not alone: With dark themes, morally ambiguous characters, and twisted plots which usually feature broken detectives or femme fatales, these films are among the favorites of many. Below you can find 14 films from this genre which we love above many others: 14. Memento…

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Swedish Director Daniel Alfredson To Make Hakan Nesser Intrigo Trilogy

Hakan Nesser (born 21 February 1950) is a familiar name for the fans of Scandinavian Crime Fiction. The Swedish author and teacher who has written a number of successful novels, has won Best Swedish Crime Novel Award three times, and his novel Hour of the Wolf won the prestigious Glass Key award in 2000. His…

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Books and the Movies They Inspire: Is Hollywood Finally Getting It?

You’re in the movies and already excited! You have your ice-cold drink and your large buttered popcorn.  The smell is making your mouth water.  You’ve got your favorite seat so you can see every scene in the movie and miss nothing! 

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Amazon Prime Is Bringing Bryan Cranston Back With The Infiltrator

Bryan Cranston, who is very well-known among thriller fans know for his stellar performance as Walter White in Breaking Bad, is now available on Amazon Prime with a new thriller movie titled The Infiltrator. The new drama / thriller film which first went on the big screen in 2016 tells the story of an undercover U.S.…

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Historic Estonian Crime Novel To Be Turned Into Movie

Film production company Exitfilm is currently working on turning Estonia's first gothic crime fiction "Apothecary Melchior and the Mystery of St. Olaf's Church" into a full feature film.  According to the Estonian Public Broadcasting, the script is currently in development and an idea of creating a six-episode TV series based on the novels has also…

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