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Hayden Christensen horror 'Untöt' sells for 13 Films

18 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: 13 Films has sold multiple territories on action horror film Untöt starring Hayden Christensen.

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution will distribute in the UK and Splendid has acquired German and Benelux rights to the story of a Second World War German Army unit that encounters an undead force in a secret weapons facility.

13 Films president Tannaz Anisi also announced further deals in South Korea (Sookie Pictures), the Middle East (Eagle Films), Tanweer (Indonesia), Red Pictures (Malaysia) and South Africa (Ster-Kinekor).

Video game producer-director Kris Renkewitz makes his feature film debut and Greg O’Connor of Solaris Entertainment produces Untöt.

“We are thrilled with the positive response from overseas buyers on Untöt,” said Anisi. “Hayden Christensen has commercial appeal and Renkewitz has crafted a chilling and suspenseful tale which will leave audiences on the edge of their seat once this story is brought to life.”

13 Films’ slate in Cannes includes thriller Every Good Boy Does Fine set to star Michael Nyqvist »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cannes: 13 Films, Brand Inc. Sign Multiple Film Deal

16 May 2015 10:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

International sales and finance company 13 Films and film production shingle Brand Inc. Entertainment have signed a multi-picture, first-look deal.

Announcement was made by 13 Films’ president Tannaz Anisi and Brand Inc. partners Christopher Barish and Jim Valdez.

The pact has 13 Films handling international sales on all the Brand Inc.’s original productions, which cover a range of commercial genres including family, kids, faith, action and holiday films.  Cinedigm will handle all North American distribution rights for the titles under a 12-picture, three-year deal Brand inked in January.

The first film under the partnership is Brand Inc.’s family film “Christmas Switch,” written and directed by Joel Souza.  Pic stars William Baldwin, Denise Richards and Tom Arnold. Cinedigm will release the pic in November.  Anisi is presenting the project to buyers at Cannes.

13 Films is already handling international sales on Brand Inc.’s “Zoey to the Max,” “Little Loopers,” and “Ghost Squad. »

- Carole Horst

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“It’s My Last Time,” Says Hugh Jackman, Confirming Wolverine 3 As Character’s Swan Song

7 May 2015 11:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

17 years after he first appeared as Wolverine in 2000’s X-Men, Hugh Jackman will be saying goodbye to the beloved character in James Mangold’s upcoming third Wolverine movie, the actor confirmed today.

“This will be my last one,” he said of the 2017 pic when asked point-blank whether he would be hanging up his adamantium claws on the Dr. Oz show. “It is my last time,” he continued, adding:

“It just felt like it was the right time to do it. And let’s be honest, 17 years. I never thought in a million years it would last, so I’m so grateful to the fans for the opportunity of playing it. I kind of have in my head what we’re going to do in this last one. It just feels like this is the perfect way to go out.”

It makes sense that Jackman would want to move on to »

- Isaac Feldberg

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13 Films Talks Details on Every Good Boy Does Fine

6 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

13 Films Talks Details on Every Good Boy Does Fine

Michael Nyqvist (John Wick, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Famke Janssen (X-men franchise, Taken trilogy) are set to star in the new Hitchcockian thriller Every Good Boy Does Fine, it was announced today by producers Jana Edelbaum and Rachel Cohen (The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete, Dirty Girl) of iDeal Partners Film Fund, ...

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Sauna Helmer Aj Annila Makes His English Debut With Every Good Boy Does Fine

5 May 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

We have been fans and supporters of Finnish helmer Aj Annila (Jade Warrior, Sauna) in these pages for a great many years now and it would appear that the long wait for his (surprisingly difficult) third film may now be over. After a couple of false starts with other projects Annila will soon be moving into production on a new, English language thriller titled Every Good Boy Does Fine with stars Famke Janssen and Michael Nyqvist. Here's the full announcement:Los Angeles, CA (May 5, 2015) - Michael Nyqvist (John Wick, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) and Famke Janssen (X-men franchise, Taken trilogy) are set to star in the new Hitchcockian thriller Every Good Boy Does Fine, it was announced today by producers Jana Edelbaum and...

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13 Films to sell 'Every Good Boy Does Fine'

5 May 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Michael Nyqvist and Famke Janssen will star in the Hitchcockian thriller set to begin production in July.

Finnish filmmaker Aj Annila, who made his debut on Jade Warrior, directs his first English-language feature about a young piano prodigy who suspects his brilliant tutor might be a serial killer targetting musicians.

13 Films’ Tannaz Anisi will commence pre-sales on Every Good Boy Does Fine and heads to the Croisette a with newly appointed director of international sales Juliana Lubin, who arrives from The Exchange, and existing director Jae-woo Kim.

Jana Edelbaum and Rachel Cohen of iDeal Partners Film Fund produce the project with Margo Klewans.

The Us producers are partnering with Frederik Zander of Swedish post production house The Chimney Group and Jesse Fryckman of Solar Films in Finland. The producers hold Us rights to the project.

Steve Buscemi and Wren Arthur of Olive Productions serve as executive producers alongside Anisi.

“We’ve been working hard on this project »

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Cannes: Michael Nyqvist, Famke Janssen to Star in 'Every Good Boy Does Fine'

5 May 2015 12:14 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Michael Nyqvist and Famke Janssen will star in the thriller Every Good Boy Does Fine, Finnish filmmaker Aj Annila's English-language feature film debut. The project, slated to shoot in July, will be produced by Jana Edelbaum and Rachel Cohen of iDeal Partners Film Fund, and Margo Klewans. Steve Buscemi and Wren Arthur of Olive Productions are executive producing. Tannaz Anisi of 13 Films, who will introduce the film to buyers in Cannes, is executive producing the thriller and repping international rights. From a script by Jonathan Dees, Every Good Boy Does Fine centers on a young boy named Brian who is

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Michael Nyqvist & Famke Janssen To Star In Thriller ‘Every Good Boy Does Fine’ – Cannes

5 May 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Michael Nyqvist and Famke Janssen are set to star in Every Good Boy Does Fine, a thriller that will be executive produced by Steve Buscemi. Finnish filmmaker Aj Annila will make his English-language debut on the pic written by Jonathan Dees. It will go before buyers at Cannes this month via 13 Films, which adds this to its slate of pics on offer on the Croisette. The plot centers on a young boy Brian, verging on adolescence, a little angry and quite possibly a piano… »

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Famke Janssen, Michael Nyqvist to Star in Thriller ‘Every Good Boy Does Fine’

5 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael Nyqvist (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) and Famke Janssen (“X-Men,” “Taken”) are set to star in the Hitchcockian thriller “Every Good Boy Does Fine,” it was announced today by producers Jana Edelbaum and Rachel Cohen of iDeal Partners Film Fund and Margo Klewans. Emerging Finnish filmmaker Aj Annila (“Sauna”) will make his English-language feature film debut on the project, which Steve Buscemi and Wren Arthur of Olive Productions are executive producing with Tannaz Anisi, whose 13 Films will sell foreign rights at the Cannes Film Market. Written by Jonathan Dees, “Every Good Boy Does Fine” is a taut thriller about. »

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Michael Nyqvist, Famke Janssen Starring in Thriller ‘Every Good Boy Does Fine’

5 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Nyqvist and Famke Janssen will star in the independent thriller “Every Good Boy Does Fine” with shooting set to begin in July.

Producers are Jana Edelbaum and Rachel Cohen of iDeal Partners Film Fund, and Margo Klewans. Steve Buscemi and Wren Arthur of Olive Productions are executive producing.

Finnish filmmaker Aj Annila (“Sauna”) will make his English language feature film debut on the project, scripted by Jonathan Dees. 13 Films’ Tannaz Anisi is exec producing and representing international rights, which will go on sale at the Cannes Film Market. The producers hold the U.S. rights.

The story centers on a piano prodigy who hates practicing until he meets a music professor who recognizes the untapped potential in the adolescent boy — who increasingly suspects that his mentor is the serial killer that has been targeting musicians.

Nyqvist is most recognized for his role as Mikael Blomkvist in the original Swedish »

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Review: Taken 3

2 May 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

 

The Taken franchise has worked at all thanks to two people: Luc Besson and Liam Neeson. Besson has seemingly been coasting since 1994’s The Professional and certainly has returned to familiar territory with this franchise. Neeson has stopped showing his considerable acting chops by going the action route pretty much since he picked up a lightsaber. Despite its utter predictability, the first Taken proved enormously popular, especially considering its early 2009 release date.

The inevitable sequel, Taken 2, mined much the same ground although it varied things just enough that the rescued daughter (Maggie Grace) now helps dad find their missing mom Lenore (Famke Janssen). Enough seemed to be enough and Neeson thought a third chapter was out of the question. 20th Century-Fox thought otherwise and asked Neeson and cowriter Robert Mark Kamen for one more. We were told things would go in another direction but I doubt anyone anticipated it going even lower, »

- Robert Greenberger

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Do you feel the power of the Gladiators? 10 stars of the hit '90s show then and now

30 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

"Do you feel the power of the Gladiators? Can you face the challenge of the champions? Do you have the courage of the heroes?

"Do you have the will or the skill? Do you have the strength, the speed the heart to be a winner? Deep down in your Soul?"

These were the fundamental questions posed by ITV's original Gladiators, to both the audience and brave contenders who dared to take part. While this particular writer longed to be Lightning (her backflips were to die for), all the seemingly superhuman powerhouses were forces to reckon with - only occasionally tamed by strict referee John Anderson.

Originally hosted by John Fashanu and Ulrika Jonsson, Gladiators was what Saturday nights in the '90s were made of.

So as Saracen (aka Mike Lewis) returns to our small screens to tackle the Ninja Warrior UK obstacle course, we pick out some of the »

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Famke Janssen Signs With ICM Partners

27 April 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Famke Janssen, who is just wrapping up the third and final season of Netflix’s original series Hemlock Grove, has signed with ICM Partners. The model-turned-actress who got her start as Bond girl Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye had been with CAA. On the film side, Janssen starred in the X-Men trilogy playing Jean Grey/Phoenix and in the Taken trilogy opposite Liam Neeson. On the TV side, she co-starred in Ryan Murphy’s FX series Nip/Tuck. In 2011, Janssen wrote and made her… »

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Famke Janssen Signs With ICM Partners

27 April 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Famke Janssen, who is just wrapping up the third and final season of Netflix’s original series Hemlock Grove, has signed with ICM Partners. The model-turned-actress who got her start as Bond girl Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye had been with CAA. On the film side, Janssen starred in the X-Men trilogy playing Jean Grey/Phoenix and in the Taken trilogy opposite Liam Neeson. On the TV side, she co-starred in Ryan Murphy’s FX series Nip/Tuck. In 2011, Janssen wrote and made her… »

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Taken 3 Blu-ray Review

26 April 2015 8:20 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Liam Neeson continues to follow the footsteps of Bruce Willis by ending up in the wrong place at the wrong time in Taken 3, a twist on the previous two installments where Neeson's Bryan Mills finds himself on the run from the law for a murder he clearly did not commit, Fugitive-style. Give Neeson and reason to beat people up and he's instantaneously enjoyable to watch. Condense his butt-kicking to two action scenes in the film's latter half and something feels amiss.

With his international days of battling kidnappers behind him, Mills is trying his best to reconnect with his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace) and subtly rekindle a romance with his ex-wife, Lenore (Famke Janssen). After the film spends a half hour setting up the domestic situation that also involves a curiously large amount of time spent witih Lenore's new husband, Stuart (Dougray Scott), the brutal murder of Lenore sends »

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Taken 3 Blu-ray Review

26 April 2015 6:39 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Liam Neeson’s back with his certain set of skills as Taken 3 arrives on Blu-ray in an unrated version and loaded with enough action to keep fans of the franchise happy. The film’s formula breaks some new ground as Neeson’s Bryan Mills is set-up for the murder of his ex-wife and one the run from the police. Directed by Olivier Megaton from a script by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, Taken 3 sees Neeson joined by Forest Whittaker, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Dougray Scott, Sam Spruell and Leland Orser. The new film brings the action to Los Angeles as […] »

- Patrick Luce

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Time Machine: Lawrence Is Dazzling Woman in Red

24 April 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jennifer Lawrence in a long, red dress at the Oscars Jennifer Lawrence at the Academy Awards Stunning in a red dress, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Lawrence was a first-time Best Actress Oscar nominee for her first major film role: a near-destitute, young Ozark woman looking for her missing drug-dealing father in Winter's Bone, Debra Granik's generally well-received indie drama. Winter's Bone also earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini; based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell). Jennifer Lawrence's competitors in the Best Actress Oscar race were: Annette Bening for Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Michelle Williams for Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine. Nicole Kidman for John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole. Natalie Portman, the eventual winner, for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. »

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Unity Documentary Opens Worldwide Beginning August 12; Features 100 Celebrity Narrators

22 April 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Featuring an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators, the timely documentary Unity will be distributed by SpectiCast in select theatres worldwide beginning August 12.

Written and directed by Shaun Monson (Earthlings), produced by Melissa Danis and Monson, the film explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and our responsibility to do better. A production of Monson’s Nation Earth, Unity will is expected to premiere on 1000-1200+ screens across the globe. SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. Tickets and more information including participating theatre locations and global distribution partners coming soon.

Seven years in the making, Unity explores humanity’s impact on the world and our opportunity for transformation.  Presented in chapters, Unity takes an in-depth look at what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and, ultimately, hope.  Coupled with stunning cinematography, Unity is a singular and unforgettable cinematic experience. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Documentary ‘Unity’ Set for Aug. 12 Release with 100 Star Narrators

22 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Shaun Monson’s documentary “Unity,” featuring 100 celebrity narrators, will be distributed by SpectiCast at 1,000 to 1,200 screens worldwide beginning Aug. 12, Variety has learned exclusively.

The  film comes a decade after Monson’s documentary “Earthlings,” which explored humanity’s relationships with other animals. Produced by Melissa Danis and Monson through Nation Earth, “Unity” explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and hope.

SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. The deal was announced Wednesday at CinemaCon.

Celebrities lending their voices to this powerful film include Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Smart, Anjelica Huston, Anton Yelchin, Arian Foster, Arlene Martel, Balthazar Getty, Ben Kingsley, Ben Whishaw, Beth Hart, Brandon Boyd, Caroline Goodall, Carrie-Anne Moss, Casey Affleck, Catherine Tate, Claire Forlani, Cloris Leachman, Common, Damien Mander, David Copperfield, »

- Dave McNary

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: April 20 - April 26

20 April 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Taken 3"

On April 21st, Liam Neeson goes full fugitive when Bryan Mills is falsely accused of a murder that hits close to him. Cue those "particular set of skills," once again! Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, and Maggie Grace co-star. Check out this exclusive DVD clip:

"The Walking Deceased"

This is exactly what it sounds like -- a spoof of zombie films and the AMC show "The Walking Dead." If you're a hardcore zombie, fan it could be fun. Then again, it was absolutely trashed by critics, so watch at your own risk.

"Cake"

Jennifer Aniston earned raves for this drama, which had a digital release earlier in April. Now you can get it on DVD/Blu-ray, with featurette extras including "The »

- Gina Carbone

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