The August issue of Movie News Deadline contains some great articles and announcements. One article focuses on a new organization dedicated to the creative and artistic contributions of camera operators in the Motion Picture and Television industries. Another article covers the announcement that Matt Reeves is set to direct an English-language remake of the Russian horror film Sputnik. Finally, the August issue features a report on Jason Hall writing the screenplay for “American Sniper.”
SOC is dedicated to the advancement of the art and creative contributions of the Camera Operator in the Motion Picture and Television Industries
In 1979, thirteen camera operators formed the Society of Operating Cameramen (SOC), a non-profit organization devoted to the profession. The SOC was incorporated in California in 1981 and changed its name to The Society of Camera Operators in 1982. The society holds an annual banquet to recognize outstanding members. Its black-tie awards dinner supports the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which supports the work of young people in timesweb.
The SOC recognizes outstanding contributions to the filmmaking industry by honoring its members. The organization’s annual CAMMY Award recognizes outstanding work in the camera department, and the Technical Achievement Award honors contributions to the development of camera techniques and equipment. The SOC also recognizes contributions to the corporate community through the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Matt Reeves is set to direct an English-language remake of Russian horror film Sputnik
Village Roadshow, the company behind films like The Matrix and The Joker, is teaming up with Reeves to bring Sputnik to the big screen. The sci-fi thriller is set during the 1980s, during the Cold War in the Soviet Union, and follows a young female doctor recruited by the military to test an alien and astronaut. The remake is currently in development. Producers include Adam Kassan and 6th & Idaho, and Reeves himself.
Reeves is already busy with The Batman, and now Sputnik is his next project. His production company, 6th & Idaho, is collaborating with filmdaily and Village Roadshow Pictures, which are known for films such as The Matrix and Joker. The remake is expected to be released this summer. Reeves has also been working on a Batman spin-off series for HBO.
Metal Gear Solid movie director Jordan Vogt-Roberts
It is still unclear when the Metal Gear Solid movie will be released, but Vogt-Roberts wants to stay as true to Kojima’s spirit as possible in toonily. In a recent interview on the IGN YouTube channel, the director said he wants to keep the film’s “Kojima” aesthetic but also add elements of “punk rock.” Vogt-Roberts is currently directing a $30 million movie and is attempting to drum up support for his film by releasing concept art.
The film adaptation of the series has been in the works for years, with Oscar Isaac reportedly in negotiations to play lead character Solid Snake. The series began with action-adventure stealth games in 1987 and has since expanded into more than just action games. It culminated with the 1998 game Metal Gear Solid. Ultimately, the Metal Gear franchise became one of the most popular video game franchises in history.
Jason Hall wrote the screenplay for “American Sniper”
Before the production of the film, Hall spent several years writing the screenplay. Eventually, he met Chris Kyle, a real life SEAL sniper, and he decided to write the script for the film. While working on the screenplay, Hall also spent time in the SEAL training program, studying their weapons, and learning about the culture in hiperdex. While writing the script, Hall communicated with Kyle to develop a close friendship.
Earlier this year, Hall was a guest star on Without a Trace, where he played the role of Jesse. Hall studied cinema, business, and English at the University of Southern California. He also co-wrote the screenplay for Paranoia, which won a Pulitzer Prize. Hall’s script was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.