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'Slumberland' Director Francis Lawrence Explains Why He Chose Jason Momoa & How They Designed the Dreams

In director Francis Lawrence's newest feature for Netflix, Slumberland, a young girl named Nemo (Marlow Barkley) is introduced to a magical world that exists only in dreams. Having recently lost her father, Nemo's life is turned upside down when she's sent to live with her uncle (Chris O'Dowd), and she finds herself retreating into the mysterious Slumberland. When an old friend of her father's, Flip (played by Jason Momoa), offers to be Nemo's guide, he reveals to her a treasure that will grant the finder any wish, prompting Nemo to stop at nothing to see her father one more time.
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‘Sublime’ Biopic Director Francis Lawrence on Why He Wants to Use Brad Nowell’s Voice in the Film

It's a busy time to be Francis Lawrence. The Hunger Games franchise director is back in the world of Suzanne Collins' books with the prequel film The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes which is set to release next year, and, he recently boarded Netflix's BioShock adaptation as the director. On top of it all, it was announced back in September that he'll be tackling a bastion of 90s nostalgia with a Sublime biopic. With Lawrence in the midst of so many exciting projects, Collider's own Steve Weintraub sat down with the director to discuss it all while the director was doing press for Slumberland.
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'Slumberland' Director Francis Lawrence Discusses VFX Complications and Taking On New Material

From the director of blockbusters like I Am Legend and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Francis Lawrence, comes a fantastical tale that travels beyond audiences’ wildest dreams. In the upcoming Netflix original Slumberland, based on the 1905 comic strip by Winsor Mckay, a young girl named Nemo (played by Marlow Barkley) is grappling with the recent loss of her father when she’s enrolled in a new school and sent to live with her uncle. Having her entire reality upended, Nemo finds herself withdrawing into a whimsical dream world with her mischievous guide Flip (Jason Momoa), an old friend of her father’s. Together, the two embark on a treasure hunt that promises to reunite Nemo with her father one last time.
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Slumberland Interview: Director Francis Lawrence on Modernizing Little Nemo

ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke with Slumberland director Francis Lawrence about Netflix’s upcoming film. Lawrence discussed adapting Little Nemo and Jason Momoa’s range. Slumberland premieres on Netflix on November 18. “Slumberland takes audiences to a magical new place, a dreamworld where precocious Nemo (Marlow Barkley) and her eccentric...
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‘Constantine 2’ Is Aiming For A Hard R Says Director Francis Lawrence

It’s so satisfying when a movie I love at release, but is panned by critics, ends up becoming a cult classic. Such was the case with Constantine, released in 2005 the comic book adaptation with Keanu Reeves in the lead got the same treatment most comic book adaptations of the time got,….in other words not good. Personally, I thought the flick was really fun, sure it had it’s share of problems but the over the top world it occupied was perfect for Reeve’s patented acting style. Other highlights include the beautiful Rachel Weisz in all her glory, Shia LaBeouf in one of his best trademark “lil buddy” roles which were his bread & butter prior to Transformers and, my favorite part, Djimon Honsou filling the role of Voodoo king Papa Midnite. Alas, it was unappreciated in it’s time so no sequel was produced…until now.
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Francis Lawrence Updates on ‘BioShock’ Film Adaptation, Says Script is Currently Being Written

It’s been a long road for 2K Games’ BioShock to get that elusive film adaptation, but director Francis Lawrence believes he’s the one to do it. During a press tour for his upcoming film Slumberland, Lawrence chatted with Collider about the BioShock film being developed for Netflxi, and why he feels that the adaptation will succeed where other video game adaptations have fallen short.
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Francis Lawrence confident that BioShock movie will be a hit

Francis Lawrence believes that 'BioShock' can end the video game movie curse. Films based on video games have often struggled to satisfy fans but the director is convinced that the nature of the 'BioShock' series will be a hit with cinemagoers.