Earlier this year, VICE Films and Grolsch Film Works teamed up with the directors Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko and Jan Kwiecinski to make a three-part film called The Fourth Dimension. Now, Grolsch Film Works have a new website where you can find out what they’ve been up to and read/watch interesting stuff about films. Every week we'll be plucking the highlights. This is that.
THERE'S A DAVID BOWIE AND IGGY POP BIOPIC IN THE WORKS
2013 belongs to David Bowie. Just last month we were treated to a brand new song (below) from his imminent album (the first in 10 years), and now he we are announcing that there's going to be a biopic of the great man (it's about time, right?) alongside fellow musical legend Iggy Pop. Now there's a two-for-the-price-of-one deal no one should miss out on.
Entitled Lust for Life (after Iggy's most famous song), and directed by Gabriel Range (Death of a President), the film will focus on the pair's most prolific and arguably greatest decade, the '70s, when Bowie helped Pop write and record his albums Lust For Life and The Idiot, while finding time to churn out his own masterpiece 'Low'. All of them were, of course, made in Bowie's beloved West Berlin.
AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL RUDD
This is 40 is Judd Apatow's fourth comedy feature as director. If it feels like the New Yorker has done more it's because he has, just while wearing a different one of his creative caps. See: producer, writer, general don of comedy. His latest offering sees Pete and Debbie from Knocked Up sharing centre stage with their smorgasbord of marital problems. Solidly backed by an ensemble cast of Apatow regulars and new blood alike – why hello there, Albert Brooks – the pair bring humour and pathos to the family table. Ahead of its Valentine's Day release (it's a more fitting prospect than A Good Day to Die Hard) we grabbed a few minutes with Paul Rudd who plays Pete opposite Leslie Mann's Debbie. The affable comic actor talked to us about returning to an old role, Judd Apatow's style of working and why he doesn't share Pete's problems.
THE ULTIMATE HORROR MOVIE CLICHES
Genre movies often have their fair share of traditions that become so entrenched they magically turn into that most feared of all things: the cliché. The horror movie, in particular, has a rich heritage in this field and we thought it time to investigate some of them. We’ll be right back…
THE GODFATHER OF MUMBLECORE IS BACK WITH 'COMPUTER CHESS'
There’s one film more than any other on the current festival circuit that we’re dying to see. It’s Andrew Bujalski’s nerdy, bizarre-looking Computer Chess.
Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation, Beeswax) has gone full-on retro for his latest, a 1980s-set film about a man vs. machine chess tournament. And to achieve that retro look, the 'mumblecore' director made the decision to shoot in grainy black-and-white, using Sony AVC-3260 video cameras from 1969!
Keep your peepers peeled for more Grolsch Film Works updates next week. Go to grolschfilmworks.com to see what’s happening right now.