Tag Archives: David Dobkin

The Toronto Film Festival has crowded the Oscar field in a big way

If there’s one thing you can count on from the Toronto International Film Festival each and every single year, it’s that the fest is going to launch a ton of major Academy Award contenders. This year, that was no exception, as the race really has begun to take its initial[...]

The Toronto Film Festival will again play host to scores of Oscar hopefuls

With today’s announcement that David Dobkin’s film The Judge will open the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, I figured that it was a good time to talk about the TIFF lineup. That Robert Downey Jr. vehicle will seek to become an awards player, and it’s not alone. Each year, scores[...]

Bennett Miller: 2015 Best Director contenders

As you folks all know, it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions at this point in the year in order to see what folks like myself think will happen six months from now, but it’s another thing entirely to actually know something about what will be in contention.[...]

King Arthur reboot “Arthur and Lancelot” fast-tracked

By Adam Frazier Hollywoodnews.com: Warner Bros. has fast-tracked the David Dobkin script, “Arthur and Lancelot,” a contemporary re-imagining of the King Arthur legend. The studio has already scheduled the film for a March 15, 2013 release, with a $90 million budget. It was only last month that Warner Bros. paid $2[...]

Peter Jackson being heavily courted to take over “The Hobbit”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: From the “no duh” department of breaking news comes our latest bit of information regarding the gestating, two-part “Hobbit” series. Guess who Warner and MGM really, really, pretty-please-with-sugar-on-top want to direct the films now that Guillermo del Toro has walked away from the project? If you guessed Peter Jackson,[...]