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New UK poster for John Wick

26 February 2015 1:18 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite opening at Christmas in the States, we’ve still got six weeks to go until the UK release of the Keanu Reeves action thriller John Wick, and following last month’s trailer, a new UK one-sheet has arrived online, which we have for you here…

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre.”

See Also: John Wick directors in development on a sequel

Joining Keanu Reeves in the cast of John Wick are Bridget Moynahan (Blue Bloods), Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Bridget Regan (Legend of the Seeker), Willem Dafoe (The Fault in Our Stars), Lance Reddick (The Wire), Daniel Bernhardt (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones »

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New Poster For John Wick Walks In

24 February 2015 4:02 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It’s helped give Keanu Reeves an action career boost, may spawn a sequel and launched stunt experts-turned-co-directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski into sought-after filmmakers. But Ott action thriller John Wick hasn’t even – officially at least – reached these shores after sparking so much interest in the States. He’ll finally arrive in April, with a new poster trumpeting his British presence. Reeves is the titular hard nut, who has given up bullet slinging for a quiet life after the death of his wife, who left him the gift of a beagle puppy named Daisy and instructions not to let go of love in his world.  But then he runs afoul of some gangsters who take a shine to his car. Rebuffed, they track him down and take everything, even killing the beloved pup. Enraged, Wick picks up the tools of his trade once more and soon no one is safe. »

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Hot projects on Screenbase

18 February 2015 1:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hot projects new to Screenbase include Nicolas Winding Refn feature The Neon Demon, Pope Francis biopic Francisco, Brady Corbet’s directorial debut The Childhood Of A Leader and a new adaptation by Wim Wenders.Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote and Jena Malone have signed on to co-star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s next feature.

“After making Drive and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of The Neon Demon,” Winding Refn said.

Principal photography will begin in Los Angeles on March 30. Gaumont and Wild Bunch are co-selling the title.

Wim WendersLes Beaux Jours D’Aranjuez

This adaptation of the play by Peter Handke was announced by Alfama’s Paulo Branco during the Efm. It will star Reda Kateb and Sophie Semin. Wenders is expected to shoot in June.

Brady Corbet’s [link »

- maud.le-rest@sciencespo-toulouse.net (Maud Le Rest)

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Joe Manganiello, Micky Dolenz, More Attend Larger Than Life Art Opening

16 February 2015 7:09 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

“There are no bad models, only bad artists. The best way for me to describe what happens when the match is just right is like rubbing two stones together — you get a spark! – Zhenya GershmanWhat do Anthony Hopkins, Bryan Cranston, Willem Dafoe and select other famous faces have in common? A face worthy of capturing in a crystallized moment of their stellar careers, caught in a mixed media composition that reflects an artistic moment for both the performer and the artist.  This is the criteria for celebrity portraiture and muralist Zhenya Gershman, whose “Larger Than Life” event drew […] »

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Willem Dafoe joins Matt Damon in The Great Wall

14 February 2015 1:07 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Willem Dafoe has joined the cast of The Great Wall.

The fantasy action film will embark on a story about China's great landmark, with Yimou Zhang directing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dafoe will star alongside Matt Damon, who is in final negotiations to join the film.

Damon will play a soldier who is part of a group of mercenaries travelling to China so they can find gunpowder to bring back to Europe.

The group then get attacked by mystical beasts, and Damon's character finds himself in a war between a secret warrior clan and the creatures.

Dafoe's character has not been revealed.

The Great Wall will start filming in April. »

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Willem Dafoe Joins Matt Damon in 'The Great Wall'

13 February 2015 8:48 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Willem Dafoe has signed on to join Matt Damon in Legendary East's The Great Wall. Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal was in talks to join the cast in December, but The Hollywood Reporter's story does not mention that he is involved, so it's possible he dropped out. No details were given for Willem Dafoe's character, but he may be taking over the role that Bryan Cranston was once in talks for before departing the project.

The story follows a soldier (Matt Damon) who is part of a group of mercenaries travelling to China on a mission to bring gunpowder back to Europe. His group is attacked by a number of mythical creatures, as they find themselves caught in the middle of a war between a secret warrior clan and these beasts. Production is scheduled to start this April in China.

Yimou Zhang (Hero) is directing from a »

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Willem Dafoe Enlists For Mercenary Thriller The Great Wall Opposite Matt Damon

13 February 2015 8:31 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Between The Grand Budapest Hotel, A Most Wanted Man and cult action favorite John Wick, last year proved to be an excellent twelve months for veteran actor Willem Dafoe, and going off of the star’s recent streak, 2015 looks set to be no different. With parts in My Hindu Friend not to mention voicework on Pixar sequel Finding Dory already in the pipeline, Dafoe has boarded Zhang Yimou’s upcoming mercenary thriller The Great Wall in an unspecified role.

That’s according to the Hollywood Reporter, who brought news of the casting late last night. As things stand, Dafoe will now star opposite Matt Damon, who joined the project last year to fill the boots of a soldier tasked with bringing gunpowder back to Europe. However, all is now what it seems when the character and his squadron are ambushed by a group of foul, mythical beasts, leaving only Damon »

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Willem Dafoe Joins Matt Damon for Legendary's 'The Great Wall'

13 February 2015 8:10 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The next couple years are going to be very busy for Matt Damon. In addition to the return of Jason Bourne in a new film directed by Paul Greengrass, he's working on The Martian for release this year, and is set to star in Downsizing with director Alexander Payne. In addition, he's also got The Great Wall at Legendary Pictures from director Zhang Yimou, and the action adventure has just gained a new cast member. THR reports Willem Dafoe has joined the film which features a fantastical retelling of the origin of The Great Wall of China. However, details on Dafoe's character are being kept under wraps for the now. More below! But the good news is we actually have some plot details as the trade reports Damon is playing a soldier in a group of mercenaries traveling to China in order to bring back gunpowder to Europe. But when »

- Ethan Anderton

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Nymphomaniac: Director’s Cut coming to UK Blu-ray this May

13 February 2015 6:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Artificial Eye, the UK Home Entertainment distribution company, has officially announced the Blu-ray release of Lars Von Trier’s controversial drama Nymphomaniac: The Director’s Cut. The critically acclaimed two-part film, grossed almost $20 million in its limited release across Europe and Us, stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stacy Martin, Stellan Skarsgård, Uma Thurman, Shia Labeouf, Christian Slater, Connie Nielsen, Jamie Bell and Willem Dafoe.

Passed completely uncut by the BBFC, the new two-disc Blu-ray set will be released on May 11th. You can already purchase the theatrical cuts of the films over at Amazon UK.

When the well-read and knowledgeable bachelor Seligman (Skarsgård) finds a beaten and bruised young woman in an alleyway, he takes her home to his flat to tend to her injuries. The woman introduces herself as Joe (Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, whose carefree and hedonistic lifestyle has led to her situation. Seligman presses Joe to tell her story »

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The best pro- and anti-Valentine's Day films on Netflix

13 February 2015 6:34 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Valentine's Day tends to split people into two camps - the lovers and the haters. It's doesn't just break down into couples and singles - there are a hundred reasons why you might be a fan or foe of Valentine's Day.

Not wanting to leave anyone out, here are our top picks of films - all available to watch now on Netflix - for anyone who wants to celebrate or forget Valentine's Day:

Pro-Valentine's Day

Pretty Woman

Sometimes the obvious choice is the best one. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts star in this modern day Pygmalion as the uptight businessman and the hooker with a heart of gold, as if we had to tell you.

There are few films with more memorable moments than this: the shopping scene, the cutlery, the day at the races and the dental floss. If you want something straightforward and heart-warming for Valentine's Day, you can't do much better. »

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Willem Dafoe Joins Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal in Zhang Yimou’s ‘Great Wall’

12 February 2015 7:24 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Zhang Yimou’s ancient-China action-flick “Great Wall” has added Willem Dafoe to its cast, which includes Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Chinese director Zhang is set to make his English-language debut with the film, which follows an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. Also Read: Oscars 2015: The Nominees (Photos) The film is expected to be the largest production ever shot entirely in China. Production is set to begin in the spring 2015, as Universal Pictures will release the film in 3D in the U. »

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Casting: Russell, Bates, Dafoe, Matteo

12 February 2015 6:21 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A Message From the King

Keri Russell ("The Americans") and Mahershala Ali ("House of Cards") have scored key roles in Gary Ross' historical drama "The Free State of Jones". Pre-production is currently underway in Louisiana.

Matthew McConaughey plays a soldier for the Confederacy during the Civil War who became disillusioned with the South's cause, fled the battlefield, rallied supporters and declared a safe haven in an area of southeastern Mississippi. Russell will play his first wife, Ali will play a runaway slave. [Source: THR]

Michelle Darnell

Kathy Bates is set to join Melissa McCarthy in Ben Falcone's upcoming comedy "Michelle Darnell" at Universal Pictures. Bates will play the tough, wealthy and eccentric mentor of McCarthy's character. Filming begins in March.

The story centers on a titan of industry (McCarthy) who is sent to prison after she’s caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to re-brand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, »

- Garth Franklin

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Willem Dafoe Heads For The Great Wall

12 February 2015 11:39 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Despite the backing of Legendary boss Thomas Tull, who co-created the basic idea and intends it to help his business in China and beyond, The Great Wall hasn’t exactly been the easiest film to develop. It appears things are running a little more smoothly now, as Willem Dafoe has joined the cast, and will co-star with Matt Damon. And with The Hollywood Reporter’s news on the casting comes a few more details about the film, which will see Dafoe and Damon as part of a group of mercenaries in an unspecified historical period travelling to China in order to bring back gunpowder. A nasty encounter with some mystical beasts leaves all but the two men dead, and caught in a war between a warrior clan and the creatures.Zhang Yimou is set to direct the film, for which World War Z novelist Max Brooks helped flesh out the story, »

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‘American Sniper’s Bradley Cooper On Less Is More, And Other Lessons Learned From Eastwood, De Niro And David O

11 February 2015 1:28 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive Q&A: It arrived too late to factor in guild and critics awards, but the Clint Eastwood-directed American Sniper has established such a connection with American movie audiences that its dark horse chances of upsetting the Oscar status quo cannot be ignored. It passed Saving Private Ryan to become the highest domestic grossing war movie ever; it even shot past the U.S. gross of Bradley Cooper’s previous biggest hit, The Hangover, and trails only The Passion Of The Christ for biggest-ever R-rated domestic grosser. This, for a hard R film about the wartime exploits and horrors faced by the most dangerous sniper in U.S. military history, and the price paid by Chris Kyle, wife Taya, and his fellow soldiers tasked with door to door searches in Sadr City when it was the most dangerous place in Iraq.

Nominated for Best Actor for his spare portrayal of the Navy Seal sharpshooter, »

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The 2014 RopeofSilicon Movie Awards

9 February 2015 9:54 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2014 RopeofSilicon Movie Awards It's hard to believe I've been doing my own brand of "awards" for seven years now. Perhaps because film awards seem to have grown increasingly irrelevant, but when you watch as many movies as I do per year it is nice to sit back and remember the finer moments of the past year, especially when we're stuck in the doldrums of the early year releases, dealing with the likes of Jupiter Ascending, Taken 3, Blackhat and Seventh Son. So, as we are now only a few weeks away from the 87th Annual Academy Awards, it's time to hand out the 2014 RopeofSilicon Movie Awards, looking back on a year that turned out to be much better than it initially appeared it may be. A hard question I'm trying to answer is just what kind of year in movies was 2014c Like previous years, blockbusters came and went. »

- Brad Brevet

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NonStop acquires seven at Efm

7 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Swedish distributor picks up The Duke of Burgundy, X+Y and This is England ‘90, among others.

Swedish distributor NonStop Entertainment has been on a buying spree, snapping up seven titles in the Efm.

The company has taken the Scandinavian and Baltic rights for Peter Strickland’s Bdsm-themed The Duke of Burgundy from Protagonist, as well as X+Y from Bankside films.

NonStop Entertainment is distributing X+Y in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the Baltics.

Another new acquisition is This Is England ’90 from Warp Films. 

NonStop Entertainment is distributing This is England ‘90 in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the Baltics.

Meanwhile, NonStop has also taken Julio Medem’s Ma Ma from Seville International. The film stars, and is produced by, Penelope Cruz.

Another new pick up is Dear White People from The Exchange. Justin Simien’s satire looks at the tensions between black and white kids at an Ivy League college.

NonStop has taken »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Wim Wenders to shoot new film in June

7 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Les beaux jours d’Aranjuez is an adaptation of the play by Peter Handke.

German auteur Wim Wenders is to shoot new movie Les beaux jours d’Aranjuez in June.

The project was announced by Alfama’s Paulo Branco during the Efm. The film is an adaptation of the play by Peter Handke. It will star Reda Kateb and Sophie Semin. Handke himself is likely to have a cameo. The film will be an Alfama/Road Movies coproduction, to be sold by Alfama.

The film marks a reunion between Wenders and veteran Portuguese producer Branco, who co-produced Wenders’ The State Of Things in 1982 and has worked with him several times since.

Wenders’ Every Thing Will Be Fine is screening out of competition, sold by Hanway.

Branco has also announced various other new projects. This year, Benoit Jacquot should finally be shooting Alfama’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 2001 novella, The Body Artist »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Lionsgate Planning ‘John Wick’ Sequel

6 February 2015 7:57 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate is planning a sequel to Keanu Reeves’ action-thriller “John Wick.”

CEO Jon Feltheimer made the announcement Friday during a conference call with analysts to discuss the studio’s earnings for the third quarter ended Dec. 31.

“We see ‘John Wick’ as a multiple-title action franchise,” Feltheimer said.

The movie grossed $43 million domestically and $35 million internationally following its October launch. Feltheimer noted that the title had performed well in ancillary markets.

John Wick,” directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, also starred Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, and Willem Dafoe. In the action pic, Reeves plays a retired hitman seeking vengeance for the killing of his puppy, a gift from his late wife.

The film was produced by Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road Pictures, Leitch, Eva Longoria and Michael Witherill. Stahelski and Leitch previously worked with Reeves as stunt doubles on The Matrix trilogy. »

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John Wick directors in development on a sequel

5 February 2015 11:09 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After a couple of subpart efforts in 47 Ronin and Man of Tai Chi, Keanu Reeves kickstarted his comeback over the holiday season with the release of the critically acclaimed action thriller John Wick, and it seems that directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are already working on a follow-up, with the duo revealing to Movies.com that they’re in the early stages of development now on John Wick 2.

“We’re in development right now,” states Stahelski. “If we could work with Keanu Reeves for 10 movies you’d have a really cool career. We have ideas for days and without blinking twice we know we can outdo the action from the original. It’s the matter of story and how much you like the character. That’s always the most important. If there’s great action but you have a character that no one likes and doesn’t have charisma »

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'John Wick 2' Is Being Planned

4 February 2015 9:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

John Wick was one of last year's biggest surprises, and quickly became a fan-favorite amongst action film enthusiasts. The film, starring Keanu Reeves as a legendary hit man who sets out to avenge the death of his beloved dog, hits Blu-ray and DVD this week. And with it comes news that directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are planning a sequel. Which seems quite inevitable, given how well the original was received.

Speaking with movies.com, the directors confirmed that they are planning to return Wick back to the big screen guns a blazing. But it will bring some challenges. After all the movie needs to be bigger and better than the first. Explains Chad Stahelski:

"We're in development right now. We have ideas for days and without blinking twice we know we can outdo the action from the original. It's the matter of story and how much you like the character. »

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