The final issue of Film Stories this year is nearly with us – here’s what’s in the latest issue of the UK’s slightly different film magazine.

Somehow, we’ve got to pretty much the end of 2020. With your thanks, our humble magazines are still going, and we’ve poured everything we’ve got into the final issue of the year. With a cover star we’ve been trying to get for ages too. Here’s that cover, and we’ll fill you in on the details underneath…

DAVID OYELOWO: Not only is he here to save cinema with four new films, but he chats to us about Come Away, Queen Of Katwe, and his move into directing.

THE HORROR OF 2020: Celebrating the films that burst through in what turned out to be ‘a bit of a year’

DAVID ARQUETTE: A big chat about wrestling. And making a movie about wrestling as well. Naturally, we dug out, er, ‘cutting edge Scream 5’ information (wouldn’t buy the magazine off the back of the Scream 5 stuff tbh)

THE HEROES OF CINEMA: Whilst most big studios packed up and left when it came to cinemas in the second half of 2020, we speak to the independent distributors who kept fighting.

OVERLOOKED DISNEY MOVIES OF THE 2000s: A salute to the Treasure Planets, Lilo & Stitches and Emperor’s New Grooves of the world.

TURNING PREDATOR 2 INTO A VIDEOGAME: How was it done? And how close did we come to an Edward Scissorhands videogame too?

BRANDON CRONENBERG: On making Possessor, his acclaimed new movie.

LUKE GOSS: On making The Loss Adjuster, and becoming the senior figure on set.

M J BASSETT: On Rogue, on giant animals, and on landing Megan Fox for her movie.

PAUL HARTNOLL: On making music, scoring Concrete Plans, and a bit of Doctor Who.

ELLIOT GROVE: On Raindance, and helping new filmmakers.

HAS THE CROWDFUNDING BUBBLE BURST?: And has Veronica Mars got much to answer for?

Plus! ScreenSkills, Debbie Moon, Hope Dickson Leach, how indie filmmakers got their films made, your letters, arts & crafts, and when Romesh let us kids watch Jurassic World. And a lot, lot more…

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