Greeting from Oliver Ojeil
Analysis | How AI comes to life through movies - Washington Post
2023-10-04Terminator 2: Judgement Day
"Stories about artificial intelligence have been with us for decades, even centuries. In some, the robots serve humanity as cheerful helpers or soulful lovers. In others, the machines eclipse their human makers and try to wipe us out."
Read the full article (The Washington Post).
Birthday wishes from Hélène Lénoir
Automat Pictures "RAMBO" Interview with Mario Kassar
The following paragraph is an excerpt of a transcript from an interview Automat Pictures did with Mario Kassar on January 27, 2002.
How did you meet Andy Vajna?
MK : I met Andy Vajna about, God, 25 years ago, maybe? He
start a company in, um, in Hong Kong, uh, called PanAsia, where he
was releasing, um, fore-- uh, foreign, uh, films like from the --
from Europe or for -- from the States in the Far East, and I was
at that time based in Europe. And then I was working, uh, for,
um, another person in the Far East called Arthur -- the Arthur
Davis Organization, something like this. And then I met Andy
Vajna and I was not very happy where I was -- uh, with the person
I was working with, so Andy asked me, he said, "To -- do you wanna
do something together? Do you want me -- you -- can you find me
movies for, um, the Far East, Hong Kong, Thailand," you know, all
those places. I said, "Sure, why not?" And then, you know, from
that day on, then I introduce him to everybody in Europe and got
him the movies for Hong Kong, and that's how I met him.
Read the full interview here (PDF, 22 pages)
Mario Kassar visits Egyptian Media Production City
James Cameron fought with Mario Kassar over the ending of Terminator 2
2023-08-09Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The best sci-fi action movie ever made celebrates its birthday today
2023-07-04Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Milton Mendes » Film Retrospect; remembers the good old days
RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD (1982) What Happened To The Cast After 40 Years?! (Then And Now 2023)
Tribute to Movie Producer Mario Kassar - VHS Tape Collection
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Total Recall (GQ)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Terminator 2: Judgement Day (GQ)
2023-02-28Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The troubling legacy of the Lolita story, 60 years on
"The dubious aesthetic of Kubrick's film has endured in pop culture. But is it the film or the original book that is to blame for this perplexing phenomenon, asks Steph Green?"
Read the article on BBC.com
Rambo First Blood 40th anniversary website
Cinema's Next Quantum Leap
An interesting article about the industry and its potential next quantum leap, read it at Alpha1Media
Universal Soldier - publicity stunt @ Cannes '92
This took place at the screening of Robert Altmans The Player after Jean-Claude Van Damme had an idea to generate publicity for Universal Soldier a few months before the release.
Read the full story at Screenrant
Mario featured in a video about the 100 most famous lebanese people
StudioCanal: The special effects of Total Recall
Adrian Lyne on the ending of Jacobs Ladder
Collider Adrian Lyne interview Jacobs Ladder
"What you see is unique in the world"
Alan Parker's website for Angel Heart
Mario Kassar Visits the Egyptian Media Production City
Why JACOB'S LADDER Nearly Broke Me
Top 8 Underrated Gems from Carolco Pictures
PERSPEKTIF - Produser Foxtrot Six Bongkar Rahasia!
Justis Greene on Mario Kassar's picture First Blood (1982)
Total Excess: How CAROLCO Pictures changed Hollywood
Analyzing Evil: Asami Yamazaki From Audition
@movieweb: Terminator 2: Judgment Day Was Released in Theaters 30 Years Ago Today
2021-07-03Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Tin Man Gets His Heart: An Oral History of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'
2021-07-01Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Michael Pohorly sent a greeting and a link:
Reading about how you changed the future of Cinema:
The Tin Man Gets His Heart: An Oral History of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'
#1675 - Quentin Tarantino (The Joe Rogan Experience)
The Billionaires Secret: Fantastic article about Mario Kassar's Cutthroat Island
From a friend and a great italian director.
Thank you for the kind words my friend.
Terminator 2 hype trailer mentioned
2020-08-04Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Great article (and artwork) in the latest @empiremagazine on @MKassarOfficial and Carolco Pictures!
Arnold Schwarzenegger says original Total Recall producer didn't want him in lead role
Verhoeven: "We shook hands, Arnold and I, and said, 'We're going to do this.' And that was it.
"No talk about money or anything. It was just looking at each other and believing that Mario could finance it and that Arnold and I were a good team."
Read the article here
American trailer for Foxtrot Six released
Read and comment on Wanyi Pratiknyo's tweet here
Mario interviewed on American Badass - A Michael Madsen retrospective
Foxtrot Six (USA Trailer)
When MAVO meets Mario Kassar - the interview
TEN Hollywood: Mico Saad Mario Kassar episode
Teaser: GODDESS - The Fall and Rise of Showgirls
LIFE Beyond Borders 2019
Hasta la vista, Andyska
Mario Kassar Interview Teaser - In Search of The Last Action Heroes
In Search of the Last Action Heroes
Mario Kassar to exec produce english language adaptation of Audition
Terminator, Rambo, and Basic Instinct exec producer Mario Kassar is assembling an English-language adaptation of Audition, the infamous 1997 novel by Japanese author Ryu Murakami about a lonely widower who gets more than he bargains for when he puts out a fake casting call to find a new girlfriend. Audition was, of course, adapted in 1999 into a cringe-inducing cult film in its own right by Japanese helmer Takashi Miike. The new Kassar-produced version is based on the original Murakami novel and will transplant the story to an American setting.
In this version, Audition's unlucky protagonist is Sam Davis, who lives alone with his son following the death of his wife seven years prior and is convinced by a filmmaker friend to stage the fake auditions. The former ballerina with a mysterious past he falls for is now named Evie Lawrence, but otherwise details fall closely in line with Murakami's best-seller.
They adapted the script and will tackle a fall shoot for Audition after filming wraps on his current project, thriller Sugar Mountain starring Jason Momoa. He also helmed and produced the Justin Long crime thriller The Lookalike, which Well Go USA is releasing this summer.
Audition (2000, Japan) on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235198
Original article on Deadline: https://deadline.com/2014/06/audition-remake-mario-kassar-murakami-miike-797419/
T2:Judgement Day 3D
2017-08-25Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The updated blockbuster super hit Terminator 2 3D is set for worldwide theatrical release august 24-25 2017!
Under preparation: Nocturne In Black
2017-05-26Nocturne In Black
Nocturne in Black tells the story of a young man who rebuilds his piano after it is destroyed by Jihadists while showing his community the strength and uplifting power of music in times of hopelessness.
The feature-length version is based on the Award-winning short film Nocturne in Black winner of the Gold Medal in the 2016 Student Academy Awards and the D.G.A. student film awards.
Nocturne in Black was also shortlisted for the 2017 Oscars in the Live Action Shorts category as well as the 2017 BAFTA Awards.
Work in progress: Foxtrot Six
The first ever Southeast Asian Hollywood-style franchise, developed with Rapid Eye Pictures and East-West Synergy.
Production to take place in Indonesia and the US.
Work in progress: Audition
A remake of the 1999 horror by Takashi Miike, Director TBA.
When the 1999 film was screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2000 it had a record number of walkouts. At the Swiss premiere a member of the audience passed out and needed emergency room attention.
Work in progress: The Wall
The story is set in the middle kingdom, China and takes off when a roman legion reaches the Great Wall.
Work in progress: Ataturk
A beautiful story about the father of modern day Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
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