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CAA arranged financing and will represent North American rights to the project, currently in pre-production in New York and Toronto ahead of an anticipated July 11 start.
Anon takes place in near-future devoid of privacy, ignorance or anonymity where private memories are recorded and crime has almost been eradicated.
Owen will play a man trying to solve a string of murders who stumbles upon The Girl (Seyfried), a young woman without history or identity who may become the next victim.
“Teaming up with Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg on Anon just feels right as we are focusing more on production again,” said Simon and Baur. “We love their energy and enthusiasm for Andrew’s vision and are very happy »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) (June 15-26) has announced that the world premiere of Tommy’s Honour will open the 70th edition of the festival on June 15.
Shot entirely on location in Scotland, Tommy’s Honour is based on the true story of golfing pioneer Tom Morris and his turbulent relationship with his son Tommy.
Peter Mullan (Sunshine on Leith, War Horse) and Jack Lowden (War & Peace) take on the roles of father and son and lead a ensemble cast including Ophelia Lovibond (Man Up), Peter Ferdinando (Hyena) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) in the role of Alexander Boothby. Key cast are set to be in attendance on opening night.
Director Jason Connery said: “It’s so exciting! I remember standing in the middle of a field in Fife during the shoot and saying to Peter and Jack, Tommy’s Honour might get into the Edinburgh International Film Festival »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
The Oscar-winner’s troubled western Jane Got a Gun finally hits cinemas this week. But what have been her career highlights?
It was a star-making performance, with depth and genuine emotion, catapulting her into Hollywood and kicking off a career of mixed fortunes. She may have picked the wrong franchises (thankless roles in the Star Wars prequels and Thor films), but she’s won an Oscar and plaudits as both a producer and director.
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- Benjamin Lee
Director Luc Besson (Lucy, The 5th Element) has been gleefully sharing photos from the set of his upcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets on Instagram for months now. Each new image is another tantalizing glimpse into the technicolor sci-fi madness Besson is known for. From motion capture actors with labels like “Pauline Empress” stuck to their chests to complex wire rigging holding the cast aloft in “space,” the scope of Valerian lives up to its graphic novel roots. Now Besson is introducing us to the United Human Federation. How they play into this sci-fi trip through time and space is unknown, but as they’re all entering through the “Universal Docking Port,” it’s safe to say this a Space Meeting™. These two are probably just the tip of the iceberg. Indian Delegation Day 63 Indian delegation ???????? A photo posted by @lucbesson on Apr 20, 2016 at 8:48am »
- Donna Dickens
De Vesinne has been the leading force, along with Thomas Anagyros, behind EuropaCorp Television since its launch and has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Discrete and well-connected in France, De Vesinne will be based in Paris and will certainly play a key role in developing and maintaining relationships with the French film and TV industry.
“Edouard’s appointment as Deputy CEO represents a big addition to our senior leadership team. His deep experience, along with his knowledge of the Group, will be invaluable as we oversee the next chapter of EuropaCorp,” said Marc Shmuger.
- Elsa Keslassy
Paris – Three high-profile Gallic series – “Section Zero,” “The Frozen Dead” and “Contact” – feature at Coming Next From France, a Series Mania/Tvfi showcase which captures the French TV in evolution.
French broadcasters still have to think of their home markets. Of the six-scripted dramas, three are procedurals made in large part for France, where murder mysteries have a long tradition. All, however, show an ambition to also sell outside their country of origin, while others capture a burgeoning attempt at diversification of France’s scripted-tv offer.
Produced by the Luc Besson-owned EuropaCorp TV’s Bad Company, and a Canal Plus original series co-financed by Studiocanal, which sells world rights, and Belgium’s UMedia, tapping into Belgian tax breaks, “Section Zero” is budgeted at €2 million ($2.3 million) an episode, per Edouard de Vesinne.
That makes “Section Zero” one of the most expensive French TV shows ever made, doubling France’ average TV »
- John Hopewell
Bastille Day Review: If you’re in the market for a popcorn action-flick then this is the new release for you.
Bastille Day Review
Bastille Day stars Idris Elba as risk-taking CIA agent Sean Briar, operating out of France. After his team get intel of a terrorist cell with plans of an attack to take place in Paris on the national holiday that is Bastille Day (hence the title), he kicks into overdrive to do everything he can to stop it.
Also in the city is American con-artist Michael Mason (Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden), who after unknowingly stealing a bomb, becomes the number one suspect. In a bid to clear his name and get his freedom back, Mason finds himself with no choice but »
- Kat Hughes
Darren Aronofsky is on board to direct from his own script, which centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home and disrupt their tranquil existence.
Domnhall Gleeson is best known for appearing as Bill Weasley in the final two “Harry Potter” films and as the villainous General Hux in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The Irish actor also appeared in three other notable 2015 releases — “Ex Machina,” “The Revenant” and “Brooklyn” — and has joined Netflix’s “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” about the founding of National Lampoon.
Pfeiffer starred with Robert De Niro in »
- Dave McNary
London — Thirty years since the Edinburgh Film Festival opened with the U.K. premiere of Jean-Jacques Beineix’s “Betty Blue,” the fest is to devote one of its retrospectives to the Cinéma du Look wave of 1980 and early 1990s French filmmaking. Another retrospective, “Pow!!! Live Action Comic-Strip Adaptations: The First Generation,” delves into the evolution of the live-action comic-strip adaptation in cinema.
The Gallic retro will focus on the work of Beineix, Luc Besson and Leos Carax, the three directors around which Cinéma Du Look revolved. Titles in the strand will include Beineix’s “Betty Blue” (1986) and “Diva” (1981), Besson’s “Subway” (1985), “The Big Blue” (1988) and “La Femme Nikita” (1990), and Carax’s “Mauvais Sang” (1986) and “Les Amants Du Pont-Neuf” (1991).
The films showcase performances by Jean Reno, Christophe Lambert, Michel Piccoli, Isabelle Adjani, Juliette Binoche, Jeanne Moreau, Dominique Pinon and Julie Delpy. Several of the stars will attend the festival, which is headed by Mark Adams. »
- Leo Barraclough
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Writer/director Felix van Groeningen based Belgica’s script on his father’s experiences running a nightclub in Ghent. How closely the story hews to the real events is anyone’s guess, though the boilerplate “though inspired by true events, all persons depicted are fictitious” title card which opens the film suggests that it might hit too close to home for more than a few real-life people. »
- TFS Staff
Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced this year’s two retrospectives will be Look Again: A Celebration of Cinéma Du Look, exploring the wave of 1980s and early 1990s French filmmaking, and Pow!!! Live Action Comic Strip Adaptations: The First Generation, delving into the evolution of the live-action comic strip adaptation in cinema.
Artistic director Mark Adams said: “The Cinéma du Look retrospective marks 30 years since Eiff opened with the UK premiere of Jean Jaques Beineix’s iconic Betty Blue, so it is a real thrill to be able to screen this selection of iconic films.”
Focusing on the work of Jean Jaques Beineix, Luc Besson, and Leos Carax, the directors around whom the Cinéma Du Look revolved, titles will include Betty Blue and Beineix’s Diva (1981), Besson’s Subway (1985), The Big Blue (1988) and La Femme Nikita (1990) and Carax’s Mauvais Sang (1986) and »
- Amber Wilkinson
Marvel may be dragging their feet on a Black Widow solo movie, but Scarlett Johansson‘s already well on her way to sci-fi action stardom. After kicking ass in Luc Besson’s Lucy, she’s got another big genre film on her hands with Ghost in the Shell, Rupert Sanders‘ live-action adaptation of the iconic Japanese manga. Production on the long-simmering […]
The post ‘Ghost in the Shell’ First Look: Scarlett Johansson Is a Live-Action Cyborg appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
As well as critically acclaimed turns in smaller movies like Her and Under the Skin, Scarlett Johansson is making quite the name for herself as an action star. Not only is she Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Luc Besson’s Lucy grossed close to $400 million worldwide when it was released back in
The post First look at Scarlett Johansson in live-action Ghost in the Shell appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Josh Wilding
As we continue to pick apart the shotgun blast of trailers, TV spots, snippets and set videos that premiered during the MTV Movie Awards, the latest teaser to emerge from Sunday’s ceremony hails from the 28th Century.
For in EuropaCorp’s weighty sci-fi feature Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, hot up-and-comers Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan will take to the stars as a pair of time-travelling agents bearing one key mission: to safeguard the remnants of humanity. Currently in the midst of production, today brings forth the first set video for the film (see below), showcasing the 2017 blockbuster in motion.
Now that we’ve glimpsed each star in their futuristic battle suits, we know that Delevingne and DeHaan will headline Luc Besson’s (The Fifth Element, Lucy) lavish tentpole as Laureline and Valérian, tasked with defending “a utopian 28th century Earth and its neighboring planets from bad guys, »
- Michael Briers
In case you were busy doing something else, the MTV Movie Awards took place this past weekend, and while it’s not necessarily our thing, there’s no denying the awards show does boast some serious talent and gets some solid exclusives. On top of premiering the first clip from “Captain America: Civil War,” the new “Suicide Squad” trailer, the new “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” trailer and the first behind-the-scenes footage of “King Kong: Skull Island,” there’s more. The Movie Awards also scored the first behind-the-scenes footage of Luc Besson’s epic and ambitious sci-fi film, “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets” Based on a French graphic novel, Besson, the director of “The Fifth Element” and “Leon: The Professional,” is pulling a James Cameron with this one. It’s said to be the most expensive film to ever be made and shot in »
- Edward Davis
Luc Besson‘s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has been high on our must-see list since it was first announced, and it’s only gotten more intriguing with every casting announcement and promotional photo. Now, as if we weren’t excited enough already, we finally have a look at Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) […]
- Angie Han
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is set to be the biggest sci-fi extravaganza of 2017 (aside from that little sequel known as Star Wars: Episode VIII). Today, EuropaCorp and MTV have released an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look from the set of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. It debuted during last night's MTV Movie Awards! Watch the video below to see the making of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, straight from Director Luc Besson and stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne! Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets arrives in theaters on July 21, 2017!
Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga. The filmmaker has been a fan of the Valerian comics since he was ten-years-old, and the movie is a dream come true for the autuer, »
Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga.
Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.
Under directive from »
- Kellvin Chavez
Did you know the original 1967 Valerian comic book was an influence on Star Wars? MTV's Josh Horowitz paid a visit to the Paris set of the movie and spoke with stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, and director Luc Besson about bringing the sci-fi world to life. We also get our first glimpse of the character Rihanna is playing - though nobody is giving away any hints about the exact role she'll have in the story. Get More: 2016 MTV Movie Awards, Latest Movie News, Josh Horowitz Gets The Inside Scoop On The Set Of 'Valerian' - 2016 MTV Movie Awards Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, »
Coming off her Oscar win for Room, Brie Larson find herself heading to the jungle for her next feature. Kong: Skull Island, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer) is the rebirth of the franchise, leading up to what will be a square-off between King Kong and Godzilla in mash-up to debut in 2020. Also starring Tom Hiddleston, Toby Kebbell, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John C. Reilly, Tom Wilkinson, Thomas Mann, John Goodman, and Samuel L. Jackson, the first peek at the film has arrived thanks to a featurette.
It gives us a glimpse of the story and setting as we follow a ragtag group who venture to a remote island to discover Kong. We also get the first character details, with Larson playing a peace activist and photojournalist, Hiddleston taking the role of a former British Sas officer, Hawkins and Mitchell as soldiers. It looks to have major scale, especially considering what Vogt-Roberts last did. »
- Jordan Raup
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