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Warp readies heist drama with Morton, Rahim

29 September 2014 3:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Drama ordered by Sky and Canal+, to be co-produced by Warp Films and Haut et Court.

Sky Atlantic and Canal+ have commissioned six-part crime drama series The Last Panthers, starring Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahmin and John Hurt.

The series, based around real-life jewel thieves the Pink Panthers, will be developed and co-produced by Haut et Court TV (The Returned) and Warp Films (This is England, Four Lions).

The Last Panthers originated as an idea from French journalist Jerome Pierrat and the screenplay has been written by Jack Thorne, whose film and TV credits include Skins, This is England, A Long Way Down, Glue and The Fades.

The series will be directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead).

Filming will start on 27th October with the four key shooting locations in London, Marseille, Belgrade and Montenegro.

Worldwide distribution is being handled by StudioCanal-owned Tandem and BSkyB’s international division, Sky Vision »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Samantha Morton, John Hurt to Star in ‘The Last Panthers’

29 September 2014 3:07 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London – Samantha Morton, John Hurt and Tahar Rahim will topline the cast of six-part crime drama “The Last Panthers,” which has been greenlit by U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB and French counterpart Canal Plus.

The series opens with a diamond heist before plunging into the dark heart of Europe where a shadowy alliance of gangsters and crooked moneymen — “banksters” — now rules.

Morton plays Naomi, a British loss adjustor charged with recovering the stolen diamonds whatever the cost, while Hurt is Tom, her nefarious boss. Also in pursuit is a French-Algerian policeman Khalil, played by Rahim.

The series is produced by Peter Carlton of Warp Films, and Caroline Benjo and Jimmy Desmarais of Haut et Court. It is based on an idea by French journalist Jerome Pierrat, and the screenplay is from Jack Thorne (“Skins”).

The series will be directed by Johan Renck, whose credits include “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead” and “Bates Motel. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim and John Hurt To star in The Last Panthers

29 September 2014 3:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim and John Hurt are to lead the cast of new crime drama The Last Panthers.

Sky Atlantic will team up with Canal+ for the series, which focuses around the pursuit of stolen goods following a diamond heist.

Morton plays a determined loss adjustor, while Hurt stars as her disreputable boss.

Rahim plays a French-Algerian policeman also in pursuit of the diamonds.

Director of Sky Atlantic Zai Bennett said: "As Sky continues to invest in more original programming, The Last Panthers is the perfect series to add to Sky Atlantic's exciting drama slate.

"It has all the ingredients to ensure our customers will love it and it will flourish on the channel - on and off screen world-class talent combined with a gripping and thought provoking story.

"We're delighted that the support of Sky Deutschland means that The Last Panthers will also air on Sky Atlantic in Germany. »

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Jewelry Thieves Pink Panthers to Get Euro TV Series Treatment

29 September 2014 2:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Vivendi's CanalPlus and BSkyB's Sky Atlantic are teaming up on a new series, The Last Panthers, starring John Hurt, Tahar Rahim and Samantha Morton. The heist thriller will tell the story of the infamous Pink Panthers gang, which is responsible for high-profile jewel heists all over the world and previously also got the movie treatment. The gang is suspected to have been behind a big jewelry heist during the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. Based on an idea from journalist Jerome Pierrat, Panthers will be written by Skins scribe Jack Thorne and directed by Johan Renck, who has directed

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Hurt, Morton, Rahim Join "Panthers"

28 September 2014 11:23 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

John Hurt, Samantha Morton and Tahir Rahim are set to star in the heist thriller TV series "Panthers" from CanalPlus, Sky Atlantic, Haut et Court and Warp Films.

Based on an idea from journalist Jerome Pierrat, the story is inspired by the infamous Pink Panthers gang, a group responsible for high-profile jewel heists all over the world. The group is suspected to be behind a major heist during the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.

Jack Thorne ("Skins") will pen the six-episode series which opens with a diamond heist and follows the goods as they move throughout Europe. We see the story unfold from different perspectives including government officials and war criminals along with people from the worlds of organized crime and high finance.

Morton plays an insurance expert, Hurt her boss, and Rahim a French-Algerian policeman who are all on the hunt for the missing jewels.

Johan Renck ("Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead") will helm. »

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'Alien: Isolation' Extended TV Trailer Takes You Into the Game

26 September 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, Alien: Isolation launched a new video series entitled How Will You Survive, that explores the challenges players will face in the upcoming game. Today, they launch an extended TV trailer that continues to shows how this deadly Alien is as it stalks the members of a space station.

Check out this chilling look at Alien: Isolation as Amanda Ripley lands on the station that holds the Nostromo's black box, potentially the object that holds the secret to her missing mother's past. She quickly discovers that things are not as they seem. Underpowered, underprepared, will you, playing as Amanda, be ready to face the challenges of Alien: Isolation. Watch the latest footage, which pulls you directly into the game itself:

It was announced back in July that Alien: Isolation will include two bonus missions featuring Alien stars Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas »

- MovieWeb

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Week in Review: Alex Winter reveals ‘Bill and Ted 3′ plot details

26 September 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Remember before Keanu Reeves was a badass in The Matrix he was that doofus in a ’80s comedy about time travel that probably isn’t as good as you remember it? You know, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure! It was totally excellent and featured life lessons to live by like “Be Excellent to Each Other” and “Party On Dudes” as eloquently delivered by Abraham Lincoln in a high school auditorium. Yeah, it was totally excellent and probably ruined your ability to pronounce “Socrates” correctly.

The film was so popular that it also got a sequel and children’s cartoon, and now 23 years in the making, people are still talking about Bill & Ted 3, even though George Carlin is dead and you’re not quite sure what happened to Alex Winter.

Now Winter has revealed additional plot details for the third film to Yahoo, saying the characters will be all-grown up and »

- Brian Welk

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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray Review

26 September 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Starring: Matt Smith, David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, John Hurt, Paul McGann, Jenna Coleman, Arthur Darvill, Karen Gillan, Billie Piper, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy

Running Time: Huge

Certificate: PG

Your usual review would look at the pros and cons but in this case it’s all positive as the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition is truly stupendous and full of everything good that happened during the celebrations. Obviously, the first port of call for ‘gift ideas’ will be for Whovians everywhere and this is a fine 50th year collection of the world’s longest running Sci-Fi show from BBC Worldwide UK.

On four Blu-rays, you’ll find The Day of the Doctor, Matt Smith’s Farewell; The Time of the Doctor, the Series 7 finale; The Name of the Doctor, and the Eighth Doctor’s (Paul McGann) exciting, and surprising regeneration into John Hurt’s War Doctor »

- Dan Bullock

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The Rock’s Hercules Comes to Home Video November 4

25 September 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Hollywood, Calif.  – “Fast-paced and packed with eye-popping action” (Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News), Paramount Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ wildly entertaining epic adventure Hercules debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and DVD November 4, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.    The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD October 21.  Global superstar Dwayne Johnson delivers an unforgettable performance as the mighty Hercules in this thrilling story of strength, courage and heroism.  When a terrifying new enemy threatens the innocent, Hercules and his fearless team of warriors must lead their army in a battle against overwhelming odds. Hercules boasts a sensational cast of acclaimed actors including Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Joseph Fiennes (TV’s “American Horror Story”), Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist), and John Hurt (Immortals).

The Hercules Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs with Digital HD include both the theatrical version of the film, as »

- ComicMix Staff

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Al Pacino receives BFI Fellowship: "I'm overwhelmed"

24 September 2014 3:27 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Al Pacino has received a BFI Fellowship tonight (September 24).

The Godfather actor was given the prestigious award in honour of his achievement in film by BFI chair Greg Dyke and CEO Amanda Nevill.

"This is such a great honour... the BFI is a wonderful thing, how it keeps films alive," Pacino told the gathered crowd at the Corinthia Hotel in London.

"It's an honour to be here and receive this. I'm overwhelmed – people I've adored have received this award. I appreciate this so much, thank you."

BFI Fellowship winner John Hurt, Terry Gilliam, Richard E Grant, Joan Collins, Ian Holm and Steven Berkoff were among the stars in attendance for the gala dinner.

Pacino has earned many prestigious awards over the course of his career, including a Best Actor Oscar and two BAFTAs.

Previous recipients of the BFI Fellowship include Christopher Lee, Tim Burton, Judi Dench and Ridley Scott.

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New "Weapons" Featurette For Hercules Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

24 September 2014 5:33 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules. Also starring, Aksel Hennie, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson and Tobias Santelmann, Hercules is set to hit DVD and Blu-ray on November 4th. »

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Hercules Extended Cut Starring The Rock Headed to Blu-ray 3D, Digital and More

23 September 2014 1:14 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Brett Ratner's Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson, otherwise known as The Rock, will be hacking and slashing its way to Digital HD on October 21, followed by a November 4 release date for Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD.

Johnson plays the titular character who leads a mission with other warriors into a battle with overwhelmingly impossible odds. The film also stars Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell and John Hurt.

The home video debut of Hercules features an additional three minutes of footage spliced into a new "extended cut" for Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray 3D version is strictly the theatrical cut; however, since the Blu-ray 3D edition is a combo pack, you can watch the extended cut on the Blu-ray from the same package. Paramount and Ratner didn't bother with 3D-encoding the extra minutes of footage.

Audio is being presented in English Dolby Atmos (7.1 Dolby TrueHD compatible), the second Paramount title »

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Vanishing director George Sluizer dies

22 September 2014 5:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dutch director was best known for The Vanishing and River Phoenix’s last film, Dark Blood.

George Sluizer, the Dutch director best known for The Vanishing and Dark Blood, River Phoenix’s last film, died in Amsterdam on Saturday (Sept 20) following a long illness, according to Dutch media. He was 82.

“Sluizer had been ill for a long time. In 2007 he barely survived a ruptured artery and after that his health remained fragile,” according to Dutch public broadcaster Nos, quoting relatives.

The director, producer and screenwriter was born in Paris, where he attended the Idhec film academy.

He made his first film in 1961, Hold Back the Sea, a documentary that won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

Up until the early 1980s, Sluizer produced and directed many documentaries and TV specials. He also worked as a producer on numerous films, including Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo and Cancer Rising with Rutger Hauer.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Competition: Win 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

16 September 2014 5:16 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

With an all-star cast including Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska and Anton Yelchin, Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) is the apotheosis of American independent cinema and underground music combined, from acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Dead Man). To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Jarmusch's latest this coming Monday (15 September), we've kindly been provided with Three DVD copies of Only Lovers Left Alive to give away, courtesy of the our friends at UK distributors Soda Pictures. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

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Video On Demand: Five Great New Releases You Can Now Watch

15 September 2014 7:55 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

September tends to be a relative dead spot at the theaters. Multiplexes are still housing the last vestiges of the onslaught of the summer and quietly preparing for the slow march of prestige pictures that come with the fall and winter months. So instead of spending the time and effort to make your way out to your local theater to catch a screening of Dolphin Tale 2, why not stay in and watch one of these stellar movies from earlier this year on demand?

Ida

Director Pawel Pawlikowski made not only the most somber road movie of the year, but shot it in gorgeous black and white. The film follows its titular character (Agata Trezbuchowska), an orphaned nun, who must travel to visit her only living relative before she is allowed to take her vows. Pawlikowski uses this fish out of water tale to explore the complexity and sinful nature »

- Jj Perkins

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‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ Review

15 September 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Dazi, Carter Logan | Written and Directed by Jim Jarmusch

It’s fair to say that after Twilight many horror fans thought it was time to retire the vampire for a while. The fact is the point about the fanged ones is that they tend not to die when they are meant to, so what they need is something to make them a little more relevant in the world of monsters. A very good way to do just that is to take Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston and make one of the best vampire movies in years, though don’t expect too much horror in Only Lovers Left Alive, it’s much too sophisticated for that.

When Adam (Tom Hiddleston) an underground musician reaches the pits of depression it takes his lover Eve (Tilda Swinton) to give »

- Paul Metcalf

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Blu-ray Review – Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

15 September 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Only Lovers Left Alive, 2013.

Written and Directed by Jim Jarmusch.

Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Anton Yelchin, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Jeffrey Wright.

Synopsis:

A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance – which has already endured several centuries – is disrupted by the arrival of uncontrollable younger sister.

Christopher Marlowe, 16th century playwright, lives in modern day Tangier. He reminisces about his plays and discusses his former friends and contemporaries like Byron and Shakespeare. He also looks great for a man over 400 years old and drinks blood because he is a vampire. Welcome to a new kind of vampire tale, Jim Jarmusch style.

Marlowe is a friend of Eve (Tilda Swinton), a vampire who is parted from her lover Adam (Tom Hiddleston) when the film begins. Adam lives in Detroit, an underground musician, unwilling to move on to the digital age but this isn’t the only aspect in which he is disgruntled. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Alien' 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Details Unveiled

12 September 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A word of warning.... This Halloween revisit one of the scariest films of all-time as Alien: 35th Anniversary Edition arrives on Blu-ray October 7 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. This Limited-Edition Set includes both the theatrical version and director's cut on Blu-ray, along with audio commentaries, deleted scenes and more - Plus - a reprint of the original Alien illustrated comic and all-new, collectible art cards as a tribute to the late H.R. Giger, creator of the iconic movie monster that started it all.

When the crew of the space-tug Nostromo responds to a distress signal from a barren planet, they discover a mysterious life form that breeds within human hosts. The acid-blooded extraterrestrial proves to be the ultimate adversary as crew members battle to stay alive and prevent the deadly creature from reaching Earth. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver in her breakout performance as Ripley, »

- MovieWeb

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'Alien: Isolation' Launches 'How Will You Survive?' Video Series

9 September 2014 11:22 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

From October 7th, fans will be able to explore the world of the upcoming video game Alien: Isolation and survive the horror that awaits. With that being just around the corner, you can take a closer look at some of the varied environments and challenges you'll be facing in a series of gameplay videos entitled #HowWillYouSurvive. The game is set 15 years after the events of Alien, following Ripley's daughter Amanda, who travels to a space station on a mission to retrieve the Nostromo's flight recorder.

In the #HowWillYouSurvive series, you can check out footage showing different areas of the space station as Amanda tries to outmaneuver the desperate situations she comes up against. Underpowered and underprepared, it will take all your wits to stay alive. When the time comes to face the challenge, will you be ready? When cornered and with no escape, how will you survive? Take a look at this new video, »

- MovieWeb

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Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs at Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ September 19th at The Moonrise

8 September 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“What’s the matter, Colonel Sandurz? Chicken?”

Exciting news for both movie lovers and gastronomes! After a brief hiatus, Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by the talented chefs at Tenacious Eats, is back in a new location and a fresh slate of films to write menus around. Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal (and five unique cocktails from Eclipse Mixologist Seth Wahlman) while enjoying one of your favorite movies! That’s the Tenacious Eats way! The movie starts at 8pm. The doors open at 5:30 for the pre-show which includes live music and an hour of Super-8 Movie Madness!

The hot new locale is The Loop – specifically the main dining room at Eclipse, on the ground floor of the Moonrise Hotel in the University City Loop (6177 Delmar Boulevard, St Louis, Mo 63112). Chef Liz Schuster will begin the newest incarnation of the series with a screening of the »

- Tom Stockman

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