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Ben Wheatley In Talks For WAGES OF FEAR Remake


British filmmaker Ben Wheatley is certainly hot property at the moment. With his film HIGH-RISE due to hit UK cinemas in February and his latest project FREE FIRE scoring a major international distribution deal, Wheatley is in demand. No surprise then that the director is in talks with producer David Lancaster to remake the classic thriller THE WAGES OF FEAR.

Wheatley is said to be in negotiations to co-write the project with his wife Amy Jump, as well as direct the feature for Rumble Films/TF1...

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BFI #LFF 2015: HIGH-RISE Review

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Modern, edgy and deliciously dark, Ben Wheatley meets JG Ballard head-on in this savage and utterly brilliant adaption

As a fan of JG Ballard’s classic novel, I had high expectations for Ben Wheatley’s highly-anticipated adaptation of HIGH-RISE. Ballard’s cautionary tale of dystopia and societal collapse has taken nearly 40 years to make it to big screen. Thankfully, it was worth the wait.

Set in 1975, HIGH-RISE tells the story of Dr...

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Book Review: New British Cinema by Jason Wood and Ian Haydn Smith

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Jason Wood and Ian Haydn Smith analyse the resurgence of British film-making in new book New British Cinema from ‘Submarine’ to ’12 Years a Slave’

The golden age of British cinema is upon us. From The Kings Speech to 12 Years a Slave, British films have certainly been causing a stir at international film festivals over the past few years and rightly so...

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