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7 items from 2015

Simon West’s The Blob heads to Efm

22 January 2015 7:16 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Golcrest to launch sci-fi remake at Efm; UTA rep Us.

Con Air director Simon West is to direct a remake of sci-fi classic The Blob.

Goldcrest will launch sales on the title at the Efm and will co-produce alongside Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten and co-financiers Taewon Entertainment & A-List Corporation.

Production on the remake of the 1958 sci-fi classic about an alien life-form that threatens a small town is due to get underway this summer.

Taewon Entertainment & A-List Corporation, based in Korea, will co-finance as their first major English-language project.

Jack Harris, the 96-year-old producer of the original 1958 film, will executive produce along with Judith Parker Harris, Shara Kay, and Laurence Freed.

Pascal Degove and Nick Quested will executive producer for Goldcrest; Tae Won Chung will executive produce for Taewon Entertainment and Ju Young You for A-List Corporation. Michael Roban, Michael Harpster, Kyu C. Lee, Armen Aghaeian, Edward Mokhtarian, Geno Tazioli, Holly Kobzina »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Independence Day 2: new story and character rumours

20 January 2015 10:35 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2 is set for a summer 2016 release - and we've got some clues as to what's going to happen...

This post may, inevitably, have what turn out to be some spoilers for Independence Day 2 in it.

Director Roland Emmerich starts shooting the long, long mooted sequel to Independence Day this year, with Independence Day 2 mooted for a summer 2016 release.

Thus far, most of the recent chatter about the project has been to do with the casting of it, specifically that Will Smith won't be returning to the lead role. But over at Film Divider, a few other details about the film have come to light.

It reports that the focus will once again be on "different small groups in their separate, awful situations", and that amongst the characters returning for the new movie will be those played by Judd Hirsch, Vivica A Fox and - of course - Jeff Goldblum. »

- simonbrew

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eOne TV Dives Into ‘Great Barrier Reef'; Goldcrest Boards ‘Stonewall’

19 January 2015 10:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Atlantic Productions has signed a distribution deal with Entertainment One Television for worldwide rights outside the UK, Australia and New Zealand for David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef. This three-episode hourlong series will use innovative camera technology and draw on the latest research to investigate the reef. It will use satellite scanning to show the 1,430-mile expanse of living coral and macro lenses that will capture the reef’s tiniest, normally unseen, life forms. Produced by Anthony Geffen, David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef will uncover the history and secrets of the richly bio-diverse landmark and global treasure.

Just ahead of Berlin, Goldcrest Films has boarded international sales on Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall. The drama is in postproduction, and a promo reel will be shown at the Efm. It previously was acquired by Warner Bros in Germany. The Jon Robin Baitz-scripted film tells the story of a young man »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Berlin: Goldcrest to Sell Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall’

19 January 2015 7:21 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Goldcrest Films is to handle international rights to Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall,” which will be introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin. Warner Bros. has acquired German-language rights, and a U.S. deal is set to be inked soon.

The film, which is in post-production, stars Jeremy Irvine (“Woman in Black: The Angel of Death,” “The Railway Man,” “War Horse”), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“Mission Impossible III,” “Tudors”), Ron Perlman (“Drive,” “Hellboy” I and II) and Joey King (“White House Down,” “The Conjuring”).

It recreates the events that culminated in the riots outside the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, in June 1969, which is seen as the birth of the gay rights movement.

The drama centers on Danny Winters (Irvine), a young man who is kicked out of his home by his parents and flees to NY where, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who »

- Leo Barraclough

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Roland Emmerich gay rights drama gets int’l deal

19 January 2015 2:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Goldcrest nabs rights to Stonewall starring Jeremy Irvine ahead of Efm.

UK sales outfit Goldcrest Films has nabbed international rights to Roland Emmerich’s gay rights drama Stonewall, starring Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King.

Warner Bros previously acquired rights in Germany while a Us deal is understood to be in the works.

Currently in post-production, Stonewall recreates the events that culminated in the riots outside the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, in June 1969. The events are considered by many as a turning point in the gay rights movement.

Irvine plays Danny Winters, a young man who is kicked out of his home by his parents and flees to New York where, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the watering hole of local drag queens, gays, lesbians and everything in between: the Mafia-run Stonewall Inn.

There he meets the suave Trevor (Meyers), but catches »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Enemy review: Jake Gyllenhaal leads sullen thriller

2 January 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Denis Villeneuve; Screenwriters: Javier Gullón; Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini; Running time: 90 mins; Certificate: 15

Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve teamed up to good effect in the tense thriller Prisoners, but before that they made the arty character study Enemy. Based on José Saramago's novel The Double, it sees Gyllenhaal play a college professor whose life gets flipped when he spots his doppelgänger as a background extra in an old movie.

Disinterested in his work and even more so in his long-suffering girlfriend (Mélanie Laurent), Gyllenhaal's Adam pursues his lookalike and discovers he's an actor called Daniel Saint Claire (now known as Anthony). This outgoing, charismatic alter ego lies in sharp contrast to the meek, internal Adam. The two lives eventually intertwine amid tarantulas, matching scars and swapped identities.

It all feels like a dark, surreal twist on a Twilight Zone segment - a sort »

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Best of 2014: Nicholas Bell’s Top 20 (Picks 20-11)

1 January 2015 8:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

As seems to be the usual case, many of my top 2014 theatrical releases were actually 2013 titles I caught on the festival circuit (nearly half of them, actually), a trend that will probably continue throughout the tradition of year end best lists. Still, they’re gems that surfaced through hundreds of less than satisfactory or better than average titles. Though only about a century old, the notion of what defines cinema continues to grow and expand, albeit not on such as scale as many would hope. Established auteurs like David Fincher, Bong Joon-Ho, and even the continually infamous Roman Polanski may all have premiered works reflecting their particular preferred conventions (add rising voice Adam Wingard to their ranks), yet, in intelligent, playful, and arresting ways. Meanwhile, others continue to recycle similar themes, a harder feat when taking into consideration their own body of work, yet the Dardennes continue to surprise.

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- Nicholas Bell

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