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Xavier Samuel’s Modern-day ‘Frankenstein’ Bought for U.S. by Alchemy

22 April 2015 3:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Independent distributor Alchemy has acquired U.S. rights to Bernard Rose’s modern-day “Frankenstein,” starring Xavier Samuel (“Twilight”), Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd and Danny Huston.

The film won the Golden Raven award at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. “Frankenstein” is set in Los Angeles and told from the perspective of the monster, who’s been left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists.

Producers are Gabriela Bacher for Summerstorm, Heidi Jo Markel for Eclectic Pictures, Jennifer Holliday Morrison for Bad Badger, and Film House Germany’s Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann. Avi Lerner is exec producing, and Nu Image is handling international sales.

Alchemy specializes in independent distribution and owns a catalog of 665 titles. It rebranded itself late last year, changing its name from Millennium Entertainment to Alchemy. It recently acquired worldwide rights to director Mitch Dickman’s marijuana documentary “Rolling Papers” following its premiere at SXSW »

- Dave McNary

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4/20: ‘Kid Cannabis’ Sequel Blazing Ahead for 2017 Release

20 April 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Stockwell is in talks to write and direct a sequel to last year’s drug-fueled dark comedy “Kid Cannabis,” which starred Jonathan Daniel Brown as real life marijuana kingpin Nate Norman, it was announced Monday. Production is slated to start in early 2016 in advance of an April 20, 2017 release date, according to producer Gordon Bijelonic. “Kid Cannabis” co-starred Kenny Wormald, Ron Perlman and John C. McGinley. The first film depicted the true story of Idaho teenager Nate Norman, who became entrenched in a multi-million dollar marijuana trafficking ring, leading to high times for Nate and his friends, and ultimately »

- Jeff Sneider

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"The Virginian" On DVD - April 21, 2015

19 April 2015 9:45 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from director Thomas Makowski's western action feature "The Virginian", starring Trace Adkins, Ron Perlman, Brendan Penny and Victoria Pratt, available on DVD April 21, 2015 through Anchor Bay Entertainment:

"...raised by powerful cattle baron 'Judge Henry' (Perlman), 'South' aka 'The Virginian' (Adkins), lives his life as a ranch enforcer with bravery and steely determination. When a big-city writer (Penny) raises questions about the fierce treatment of rustlers, South is quick to defend the brutal realities of the 'Code of the West'. 

"But as he looks deeper into the latest string of horse and cattle rustling, he finds his convictions questioned by a new schoolteacher (Pratt). South begins to wonder if the Judge had ulterior motives in raising him to a life of bloodshed and violence..."

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- Michael Stevens

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International trailer for Skin Trade starring Dolph Lundgren and Tony Jaa

4 April 2015 2:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new international trailer has arrived online for the upcoming action thriller Skin Trade starring Dolph Lundgren and Tony Jaa, and you can watch it below after the official synopsis…

New Jersey detective, Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren) heads to Bangkok where he teams up with Thai detective, Tony Vitayakui (Tony Jaa) to hunt down Viktor Dragovic (Ron Perlman) and destroy his human trafficking network. Nick had inadvertently killed Dragovic’s son in a sting operation on the New Jersey docks, and Dragovic responded by attempting to kill Nick and his family. Nick miraculously survived the brutal attack, but his wife and daughter were killed. With nothing but vengeance to live for, Nick and Tony traverse their way through the Bangkok underworld in search of the elusive Dragovic. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Eddie Reed (Michael Jai White) is sent in to bring Nick home. But as the crossfire ensues, Nick has to »

- Gary Collinson

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The Stanley Film Festival Announces Special Events, Including Musical Acts, Horror Trivia, Scare Zones

31 March 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For decades, Estes Park, Colorado has been a destination for road-tripping horror hounds, as Stephen King was struck with the idea for The Shining while staying at the Stanley Hotel. But since 2013, fright fans have had another big reason to pay the famous hotel a visit: the Stanley Film Festival.

After screening feature films both old and new and hosting special guests galore in their first two years, the third annual Stanley Film Festival is quickly approaching, and we're teaming up with the festival for live coverage and special opportunities for Daily Dead readers.

Today, we have the first details on the special experiences and events that will be taking place during all four days of the festival, including musical acts, scare zones, trivia, and a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show:

"March 31, 2015 (Denver, Co) - Set at the historic Stanley Hotel, inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining, »

- Jonathan James

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Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall' is arriving just in time for awards season

25 March 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Roland Emmerich is entering the awards season fray once more.  The filmmaker behind such blockbusters as "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Independence Day" attempted to make a smaller, more serious film with 2011's "Anonymous."  That Shakespearean era tale was touted as a possible awards player before it debuted at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival to mostly negative reviews.  Any hopes for prestige recognition were quickly dashed. Now, after segueing into more familiar territory with "White House Down," Emmerich is returning with a slightly more personal tale, "Stonewall." Roadside Attractions announced today it had acquired the period drama for a release later this Fall (which pretty much means at least a Toronto debut).  "Stonewall" is a fictional drama set around the real events that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City during 1969.  The Stonewall Riots found the gay community fighting back in a series of violent protests after »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Roadside Attractions Acquires Roland Emmerich Historical Drama 'Stonewall'

25 March 2015 11:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall,' Gets An Official Synopsis; Casts a Bunch More White People Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich's historical drama "Stonewall," starring Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp.  The drama centers around Danny Winters (Irvine), a fictional young man caught up in the 1969 Stonewall Riots. After being forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent's home, Danny takes refuge in Greenwich Village, New York and befriends a group of street kids who introduce him to the local watering hole, The Stonewall Inn. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born. »

- Zack Sharf

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Scorsese's 'Macbeth', Campbell is Ronnie in 'Fargo', Stiller Says No to Directing 'Good Will Hunting'

25 March 2015 11:07 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Roadside Attractions has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich's Stonewall, a drama set against the 1969 Stonewall Riots when the gay community rioted against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King. Deadline Speaking of Emmerich, he revealed on Twitter that Vivica A. Fox, recent star of Sharknado 2: The Second One, would be reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow, the stripper with a heart of gold, in Independence Day 2. Fox took to Twitter with her own response. https://twitter.com/MsVivicaFox/status/580221878695899137 You want a Super Troopers sequelc Well, the Broken Lizard troupe is lining up Super Troopers 2, but they need your help via an IndieGoGo campaign looking for $2 million with $1.8 million raised as of this posting. 20th Century Fox is reportedly lined up to distribute. »

- Brad Brevet

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News Bits: Rim, Friday, Girl, Stonewall, Max

25 March 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift

Legendary Comics has unveiled the first details on the upcoming comic "Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift". Joshua Fialkov penned the four issue title which will debut in November this year and is expected to help fill the gaps between the first film and the upcoming sequel due out April 2017. [Source: Shh]

Friday the 13th

Nick Antosca, a writer on TV series like "Teen Wolf" and "Believe" and co-producer on "Hannibal," has been set to write a new draft of the script for the "Friday the 13th" reboot at Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes. The film is currently targeting a May 13th 2016 release.

David Bruckner will helm the new film which will deal with the decades-old question of why slasher Jason Voorhes can't be killed. Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg wrote the previous draft. [Source: Heat Vision]

Paris Call Girl

Commercials director Jake Nava is set to »

- Garth Franklin

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Roadside Attractions acquires 'Stonewall'

25 March 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Centropolis Entertainment’s gay rights drama directed by Roland Emmerich has found a Us home.

Roadside plans an autumn release for Stonewall, which stars Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp. Goldcrest Films handles international rights.  

John Robin Baitz wrote the story about a young man caught up in the 1969 Stonewall Riots, sparked by ongoing police harrassment of customers at a gay Greenwich Village watering hole.

Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall is an explosive, dramatic story set againstone of the monumental events of the twentieth century, The Stonewall Riots,” said Roadside Attractions co-president Howard Cohen. “Roadside is so proud to bring this stirring film to audiences.”

“I was always interested and passionate about telling this important story, but I feel it has never been more timely than right now,” said Emmerich, who produced alongside Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman and Carsten Lorenz.

“I am excited to work with Howard, Eric and the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall’ Bought for U.S. by Roadside

25 March 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Centropolis Entertainment’s “Stonewall” and plans a fall release.

Roland Emmerich directed from Jon Robin Baitz’s script, set amid the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York. Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp star. Goldcrest Films is handling the international rights.

The story is set at a local watering hole, the Stonewall Inn, where a rage begins to build among gays, lesbians and drag queens over discrimination and repeated police harassment.

Producers are Emmerich, Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman and Carsten Lorenz; and executive producers are Kirstin Winkler, Adam Press and Michael Roban. The film also stars Joey King, Karl Glusman, Vladimir Alexis and Alexandre Nachi.

The film was shot in and around Montreal, including the re-creation of Greenwich Village circa 1969 in a former train repair facility.

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- Dave McNary

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Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall’ Acquired By Roadside Attractions

25 March 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Roadside Attractions has snapped up U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall and is planning a fall release for the drama that stars Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp. Goldcrest Films is handling international rights. Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment produced Stonewall from a script by John Robin Baitz. Pic is set against the 1969 Stonewall Riots when the gay community rioted against a police raid that took place at… »

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Alchemy Teams With Swirl Group for Urban Movies

24 March 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alchemy has formed a multi-year joint venture with the Swirl Group to partner in the creation and acquisition of material geared toward African-Americans.

Alchemy has acquired home entertainment rights to seven of Swirl’s completed films with plans for the two companies to produce and acquire 10 to 15 films per year in the urban independent space. Alchemy CEO Bill Lee made the announcement with Swirl CEO Eric Tomosunas and Brett Dismuke, Swirl’s president and chief operating officer.

The seven completed films Alchemy acquired from the Swirl Group are “Saving Westbrook High,” “Where’s the Love?,” “My Dad’s a Soccer Mom,” “The Dempsey Sisters,” “The Love Letter,” “Marry Me for Christmas” and “Comeback Dad.”

Tomosunas founded Atlanta-based Swirl Films in 2008 and has since produced close to 70 original productions. As part of this deal, the company will also maintain offices at Alchemy’s headquarters in Los Angeles.

Alchemy announced three acquisitions recently — Milla Jovovich’s “Survivor, »

- Dave McNary

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'Moonwalkers' and Life After 'Harry Potter' for Rupert Grint

20 March 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Daniel Radcliffe has transitioned successfully from leading boy to leading man with films like The Woman in Black and Kill Your Darlings. Emma Watson has focused on working with interesting directors like Sophia Coppola and Darren Aronofsky. So, that accounts for two of the three leads from the Harry Potter film franchise, but where’s Rupert Grint? We’ve spotted him at SXSW! He’s starring in the new comedy Moonwalkers, a drug-fueled, hyper-violent, swinging-sixties story of CIA agent Kidman (played by Ron Perlman), deeply troubled by visions of those he’s killed in foreign wars, who’s sent across the pond to solicit the assistance of Stanley Kubrick to fake the moon landing in case the real one goes awry. Inept hustler Jonny (Grint, feeling 100...

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- John Gholson

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Milla Jovovich Thriller ‘Survivor’ Acquired by Alchemy for Us Distribution

20 March 2015 5:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alchemy has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Milla Jovovich’s action-thriller “Survivor” for a multi-platform release this year.

James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”) directed from Phil Selby’s script. Pierce Brosnan, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett and Robert Forster also star.

Jovovich plays a Foreign Service officer in London who tries to prevent a terrorist attack set in New York, but is forced to go on the run after she is framed for crimes she didn’t commit.

Producers are Charles Winkler, Irwin Winkler, Matt O’Toole and Les Weldon. Exec producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Jason Bloom.

It’s the third acquisition that Alchemy has announced this week. The company acquired worldwide rights to director Mitch Dickman’s marijuana documentary “Rolling Papers” on March 16 following its premiere at South by Southwest.

Earlier in the festival Alchemy picked up Antoine Bardou-Jacquet’s action-comedy “Moonwalkers, »

- Dave McNary

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'Moonwalkers' (2015) Movie Review

19 March 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We all know the famous conspiracy theory suggesting Stanley Kubrick helped the government fake the moon landing. For some reason, this myth lives on in the minds of some people, but no one has really capitalized in the movies with exploring this theory. Moonwalkers looks to play with that even more by saying the request never even got to Kubrick but ended up in the hands of a lousy British band manager (Rupert Grint) and a violent CIA agent (Ron Perlman). What follows hopes to be a raucous comedy but ends up being a miserable, unfunny sit you just want to end. Everything is in place for some laughs. You have the fish out of water aspect with Perlman playing Kidman, a straight laced, very violent man in among a group of hippies. You have the 1960s drug culture to exploit for jokes. You have the absurdity of these talentless »

- Mike Shutt

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SXSW 2015, The Good: ‘Manglehorn,’ ‘Hello, My Name is Doris,’ ‘Spy,’ ‘Love & Mercy’ and More

19 March 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

SXSW 2015 Film Review

complete coverage of the SXSW Film Festival 2015

The Overnight

Director/Screenwriter: Patrick Brice

Two families meet at the park and set up a playdate that has unexpected outcomes for all. Cast: Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling, Judith Godrèche. (film synopsis from sxsw.com)

Overall

It’s hilarious. The boundaries of bromance, marriage, friendship and even penis comedy are pushed to a very funny limit with this film. It’s great to see Schilling doing great work outside of “Orange is the New Black.”

Final Score: 8/10

 

Manglehorn

Director: David Gordon Green, Screenwriter: Paul Logan

Reclusive small town locksmith, A.J. Manglehorn, who has never recovered from his losing his true love embarks on a new tenuous relationship with a local woman he meets at the bank. Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina. (U.S. Premiere)

(film synopsis from sxsw.com)

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- Jeff Bayer

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‘Rolling Papers’ Marijuana Documentary Picked Up by Alchemy at SXSW

16 March 2015 4:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alchemy has acquired worldwide rights to director Mitch Dickman’s marijuana documentary “Rolling Papers” following its premiere at South by Southwest.

“’Rolling Papers’ is a must-see documentary about how the media and society deal with the rapid cultural shift to marijuana legalization,” said Alchemy topper Bill Lee. “The film couldn’t be more timely and we look forward to bringing it to a worldwide audience.”

The documentary centers on the Denver Post’s introduction last year of the Cannabist section — led by Ricardo Baca, the world’s first marijuana editor — as he sets out to report history in the making with a team of straitlaced staff writers and offbeat freelancers.

Producers are Britta Erickson, Daniel Junge, Karl Kister, Alison Greenberg-Millice and Katie Shapiro. Executive producers are Dave Berlin, Joni Eddy, Chad Troutwine and Walker Diebel.

Rolling Papers” will be released later this year.

Alchemy’s Jeff Deutchman negotiated the »

- Dave McNary

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Alchemy Buys Us Rights to Rupert Grint’s ‘Moonwalkers’ at SXSW

16 March 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alchemy has acquired all North American rights to director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet’s action-comedy “Moonwalkers” following its world premiere at South by Souhwest.

Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan star in “Moonwalkers,” based on the premise that Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the U.S. government. Perlman portrays a CIA agent who teams with Grint, the manager of of a seedy rock band.

The film was written by Dean Craig. Georges Bermann (Partizan Films) produced and Sylvain Goldberg, Serge de Poucques, Peter de Maegd, Tom Hameeuw and Grégoire Melin served as co-producers.

Alchemy’s Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal with Melin and Ram Murali of Kinology and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

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- Dave McNary

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Alchemy takes Us on 'Moonwalkers'

16 March 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Antoine Bardou-Jacquet’s action-comedy stars Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan.

Alchemy has acquired all North American rights to Moonwalkers.

Antoine Bardou-Jacquet’s action-comedy stars Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan, and centres on the premise that Apollo 11 never made it, telling the story behind the hoax.

The film world premiered at SXSW on Saturday [March 14].

Moonwalkers is a wildly imaginative, one-of-a-kind action movie,” commented Alchemy CEO Bill Lee. “Antoine Bardou-Jacquet has crafted something truly original that we look forward to bringing to a wide audience.”

The deal was negotiated by Alchemy VP of acquisitions Jeff Deutchman with Grégoire Melin and Ram Murali of Kinology and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

Written by Dean Craig, Moonwalkers was produced by Georges Bermann (Partizan Films) and co-produced by Sylvain Goldberg, Serge de Poucques, Peter de Maegd, Tom Hameeuw and Melin. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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