Wes Anderson Is Making A Post-WWII Musical, And It’s Probably Going To Be Whimsical As Fuck

first_imgWes Anderson has become an iconic director of our time. Known for his distinct symmetrical shot frames (please do yourself a favor and check out Accidentally Wes Anderson if you haven’t already), pastel hues, meticulous details, and whimsical storylines, the critically acclaimed director surged into popularity after hits like The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and most recently, the stop-motion masterpiece Isle Of Dogs.Normally, Anderson takes his sweet time creating films, infrequently releasing movies in a close timeframe. However, as a followup to 2018’s Isle Of Dogs, a French newspaper, Charente Libre, reports that Anderson is currently creating a musical set in post-World War II France. While details about the new project are sparse, the movie is set to film in late 2018 or late 2019. Given Anderson’s past body of work, it’s likely that his go-to muse, Bill Murray, will make an appearance—a hunch that’s even more so likely given that Murray himself has been flexing his musical muscles as of late, touring as a contemporary classical musician with a string quartet.Regardless, if we know anything about Wes Anderson, this new film is going to be whimsical as fuck, and we’re here for it.[H/T Consequence Of Sound]last_img read more

Seoul plays down report over North Korean leader’s health

first_imgSome South Korean officials raised doubts about the credibility of the sourcing.Reporting from inside the isolated country is notoriously difficult, especially on anything to do with the North’s leadership, which is among its most closely-guarded secrets.Both the unification ministry — which handles inter-Korean relations — and the defense ministry declined to comment.Moon Chung-in, the security adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, told AFP that he had not heard anything on Kim’s health.The North’s state media last reported on Kim’s activities on April 12, but previous absences on his part from the public eye have also prompted speculation about his health.Analysts expressed caution over the Daily NK report.Ahn Chan-il, a defector-turned-researcher based in Seoul, said heart surgery required sophisticated medical equipment “only accessible in facilities in Pyongyang”, adding it was “unreasonable” to transport it elsewhere for the operation.”Nothing is confirmed at this point, and it’s too early to make a conclusion about his condition,” he added. Topics : “Excessive smoking, obesity, and fatigue were the direct causes of Kim’s urgent cardiovascular treatment,” it cited an unidentified source inside the country as saying.No confirmation of the report was immediately available.But it triggered widespread speculation, with CNN citing a US official saying that Washington was “monitoring intelligence” that Kim was in “grave danger after a surgery”. The report did not specify what the intelligence was.In a statement, a spokesman for the South’s presidential Blue House said: “We have nothing to confirm and no special movement has been detected inside North Korea as of now.”center_img South Korea played down a report Tuesday that the North’s leader Kim Jong Un was being treated after surgery, as speculation mounted over his absence from a key anniversary.Pyongyang marked the birthday of its late founder, Kim’s grandfather Kim Il Sung, on April 15 — by far the most important date in its annual political calendar — but Kim was not seen in attendance.Daily NK, an online media outlet run mostly by North Korean defectors, said Kim had undergone a cardiovascular procedure earlier this month and was recovering at a villa in North Phyongan province.last_img read more

IWG lands three-year instant win deal for Loterie Nationale

first_img Share Submit EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Instant Win Gaming (IWG) will drive the next phase of online lottery growth in Belgium through an extension of its partnership with International Game Technology (IGT).Loterie Nationale, the country’s National Lottery, has handed IWG a three-year contract to deliver its instant win content following a competitive procurement process.The supplier will, therefore, be integrating its own Progressive Play Remote Game Server (RGS) – complete with a portfolio of over 100 titles – into the existing IGT platform in Belgium.IWG has previously partnered with IGT to provide games to Norsk Tipping – the Norwegian state gaming operator which has selected Optima as its sportsbook platform provider – and Lotto New Zealand, with two further launches planned for the US before the end of 2019.This latest deal demonstrates the global appeal of content from IWG, whose games are live with lotteries from British Columbia to Pennsylvania and the UK to New Zealand.Rhydian Fisher, IWG CEO, said: “The opportunity to work with the team at Loterie Nationale, one of the world’s leading lotteries, is hugely pleasing and very exciting for us. The lottery’s plans to innovate, entertain and grow online are amongst the most inspiring we’ve seen, so we’re very much looking forward to the partnership.“Winning an opportunity like this through an open and competitive RFP process is a source of great pride for the whole company. With our partners at IGT, we’ll work tirelessly to help Loterie Nationale attract new players, entertain existing players and ultimately generate funds for good causes in Belgium.” Kevin Van Belle, Strategy and Change Management at Loterie Nationale, added: “Partnering with IWG is an important step for us as we ramp up our efforts to further evolve our games offering.“The IWG portfolio is a proven success in other national and state lotteries. We’re confident in IWG’s expertise in delivering quality and reliable instant win games and excited about the prospect of innovating together in the coming years.” Related Articleslast_img read more