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One of the summer movies we're the most excited about is the bold reinterpretation of "Godzilla," courtesy of "Monsters" director Gareth Edwards. The movie has an all-star international cast, which includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins and Ken Watanabe, and that initial teaser trailer, featuring sky divers jumping into a giant fire breathing monster-ravaged wasteland, was pretty thrilling. Now it's got an outstandingly cool new poster to get you even more excited.
Courtesy of the Empire Twitter feed, the new poster features the iconic monster from the back, which keeps the mystery alive but also makes pretty clear that the new design will be paying spirited homage to the original monster. Big Daddy Godzilla is stomping through San Francisco. You can see the Transamerica Pyramid and the skydivers from the original teaser... plus lots of fire and implied destruction.
It's nice to see a reverence »
- Drew Taylor
Herbert Kloiber, chairman of Germany’s Tele Munchen Group, has been named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor of France.
The order goes to one of French cinema’s staunchest supporters. At Berlin, for instance, Tmg’s Concorde, also Lionsgate’s Teutonic distributor, has sealed German-speaking territory rights to the Pathe-produced and sold “Sufragette,” with Carey Mulligan. It also pre-bought Pathe’s “Beauty and the Beast,” “La Famille Belier,” from helmer Eric Lartigau (“The Big Picture”) and produced by Vendome’s Philippe Rousselet and Stephane Celerier’s Mars Films, and Rose Bosch’s Gaumont’s ’ “A Summer in Provence,” with Jean Reno.
Concorde releases French hit “Me, Myself and Mum” in the spring.
Multiple film industry figures have become Chevaliers of the Order of Arts and Letters: Kloiber was bestowed with that honor in 1978. The Legion of Honor, an order established by Napoleon in 1802, is rarely won by foreign film figures, »
- John Hopewell and Leo Barraclough
From those lovely folk over at Koch Media UK (and Bankside Films) we’ve got a couple of new stills from the Simon Pegg-starring Hector And The Search For Happiness that definitely has that indie vibe from this first trailer, like a budget The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty with a more British feel and a truly great cast.
The film tells the story of Hector (Pegg), an eccentric yet lovable London psychiatrist who finds himself at a crossroads: His patients just aren’t getting any happier and his life is going nowhere. Trying to find himself again, and with support fro his girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike), Hector decides to break away from his sheltered life and go on a global quest to find out whether happiness truly exists – and more importantly, whether it exists for Hector.
I’ll be keeping an eye out for this one and here »
- Dan Bullock
Alexander Ignon wrote the screenplay about a colony of spoiled brats who fight back when armed invaders take over their remote boot camp. [Source: Screen]
Ventimiglia plays a small-time crim who pulls of a complex $1 million heist. His riches are soon the target of his ex-wife (Sackhoff), a partner he betrayed, his parole officer and two corrupt detectives. [Source: Digital Spy]
The actor plays play a former Swat leader who is being shadowed by an arrogant movie star. »
- Garth Franklin
Review Ryan Lambie 10 Feb 2014 - 06:10
One of the most oft-filmed cities on the planet, New York takes on a renewed sense of the exotic in Luc Besson's 1994 action drama, Leon: The Professional. Accompanied by Eric Serra's imaginative score, Leon's opening shots of Manhattan in the summer - a disembodied camera floating over the Hudson and Central Park - make the place look almost otherworldly.
This is entirely in keeping with the title character Leon (Jean Reno), a childlike foreigner who moves from apartment to apartment like a ghost, seemingly unnoticed among the city's bustle and thrum. An Italian migrant, Leon works as a contract killer for Danny Aiello's mafia boss Tony, who runs his operation from a restaurant in Little Italy. A solitary figure, Leon's »
I’m no fan of Simon Pegg, nor am I a fan of midlife crises feelgood comedies, so it doesn’t look as though Hector And The Search For Happiness will be for me. However, there’s always an audience, and I’m sure this trailer for the upcoming comedy in which a man searches the globe for happiness, will have many people excited. Based on the best selling novel by Francois Lelord, the film takes in many gorgeous locales as well as offering up a strong supporting cast in the form of Jean Reno, Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgard. The film looks sweet in its own way, but it also seems like some white middle class pandering. Surely a more fascinating take would have been to take the films budget and send a real person around the globe revisiting the places from the novel. Perhaps somebody less well-off, now that would certainly be inspiring. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
"Avoiding unhappiness is not the road to happiness."
This is the first trailer for Simon Pegg's new film called Hector and the Search for Happiness. If you couldn't tell by the title, it's a movie that examines the very nature of happiness. It looks like a really entertaining and inspiring film. It's based on the book by Francois Lelord, and it also stars Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jean Reno.
Pegg plays Hector, an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: his patients are just not getting any happier! He's going nowhere. Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins a colorful, exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey.
There's no U. »
- Joey Paur
Simon Pegg is an actor who often succeeds wildly in making us smile, in films like Shaun of the Dead and Run, Fatboy, Run. So, it is a relief to see that the actor likes to smile, too. Moving away from the dark comedy A Fantastic Fear of Everything, the British comic will be hitting UK movie screens this fall in Hector and the Search for Happiness. The first trailer for the film is up and it looks like it hits the sweet spot without being too saccharine.
The film follows Pegg’s Hector, a glum psychiatrist who is just as depressed and uninspired as the patients he speaks with every week. He finds the courage to pick himself up and travel across the world, trying to find the places and people that can turn his frown upside down. Among the ensemble he meets or rekindles a long-lost connection with are played by Jean Reno, »
- Jordan Adler
Simon Pegg has starred in the first trailer for Hector and the Search of Happiness.
The comedy drama is centred around London psychiatrist Hector (Pegg) who finds his life at a standstill, and decides to head off on a global journey to discover if happiness actually exists.
The film has yet to get an official release date, but is expected to be in UK cinemas in the autumn.
It is based on the novel Le voyage d'Hector ou la recherche du bonheur by French author François Lelord. »
Berlin — Jean Reno has joined the cast for Gerardo Olivares’ The Way of The Eagle, a movie that combines scripted narrative with wildlife footage.Reno joins Spain’s Manuel Camacho, the star of the 2012 Spanish box office hit Among Wolves, in the English-language drama. Billed as a “powerful tale of hope and discovery,” the script tells the story of a troubled boy called Lukas (Camacho) and an abandoned eagle chick. Lukas finds the chick, which has been thrown out of the nest by his older brother. Lukas names the eagle Abel and, together, they struggle to
- Stuart Kemp
Berlin – French superstar Jean Reno will head the cast of “The Way of the Eagle,” an upcoming feature about human and animal relationships that combines fiction and documentary footage.
The picture is being packaged by Red Bull Media’s Terra Mater Factual Studios with Spanish director Gerardo Olivares at the helm.
Reno will star alongside last year’s Spanish top newcomer Manuel Camacho (“Entre Lobos”) in a tale of a troubled boy whose own life parallels that of an abandoned eagle chick.
Wildlife directors Otmar Penker and Gerald Salmina have already delivered considerable amounts of documentary footage captured in Austria and the South Tyrol. Principal photography of the fictional material begins in June, with the completed movie scheduled for an early 2015 outing.
Terra Matter CEO Walter Koehler described the pic as “a legacy film whose use of real-life wildlife footage combined with poignant human drama will resonate with audiences the world over. »
- Patrick Frater
The first trailer for the upcoming film “Hector and the Search for Happiness” was released Wednesday, inciting a sense of déjà vu among viewers.
Similar to Ben Stiller’s hero in the recent “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” this film shows London psychiatrist Hector (played by Simon Pegg) embarking on a global quest to find out if happiness exists. Like “Mitty,” it is also based on a previously published work of fiction, (“Mitty” is adapted from a James Thurber short story that ran in The New Yorker in 1939 and “Hector” is based on French psychiatrist François Lelord’s debut novel from 2010).
“Hector,” which also stars Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jean Reno, was announced in 2012 and bows in the UK in the fall. A U.S. release date has not yet been set.
- Andrea Seikaly
Reuniting with Rosamund Pike having just starred alongside each other in The World’s End, Simon Pegg will soon be returning to the big screen in Peter Chelsom’s adaptation of the best-selling novel, Hector and the Search for Happiness.
The dramatic-comedy is set to arrive in our cinemas in the autumn, and the rather charming first trailer has debuted online.
Pegg plays Hector, an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: his patients are just not getting any happier! He’s going nowhere. Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins a colorful, exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey.
- Kenji Lloyd
First announced way back in 2012, we sort of forgot about this movie and to be honest weren't even sure if it got made. But alas, "Hector And The Search For Happiness" did go in front of cameras. The first look at it is here and... well, it'll give you a sense of déjà vu. Starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgård, and Jean Reno, and directed by Peter Chesholm ("Serendipity," "Shall We Dance") the story follows a London psychiatrist with a problem: none of his patients are getting any happier. So he does the logical thing and goes on a worldwide quest to find out if happiness exists and finds himself along the way or something. There's a manufactured air of yay-for-humanity this trailer projects that's not unlike "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty," complete with helpful monks. It's harmless we suppose, but we reckon there's »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Interview Ryan Lambie 7 Feb 2014 - 06:20
It's a weird coincidence that, as Den Of Geek waited in a London hotel to interview RoboCop remake director Jose Padilha, the news appeared on the television that the first top secret drone had been rolled out in the UK. For Padilha, whose new take on RoboCop explores the impact of automated warfare, it's a small example of how the science fiction in his film is just around the corner.
Dressed casually with round shades (not unlike those of a Jean Reno assassin), Padilha seems laid-back and upbeat when we're ushered in to meet him, and in conversation, his mind is restless and positively effervescent. In just ten minutes, our conversation swerves from Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop to Full Metal Jacket, from drone warfare to philosophy, and »
We here at Collider are very happy to exclusively debut the first trailer for director Peter Chelsom’s upcoming drama/comedy Hector and the Search for Happiness. Based on the book of the same name by François Lelord, the film stars Simon Pegg as the titular Hector, an eccentric psychiatrist who’s going nowhere and whose patients aren’t getting any happier. One day, he musters up the courage to set out on a quest to find out if happiness really exists. The pic looks to be an excellent showcase of Pegg’s comedic sensibilities while also touching on some promising dramatic themes as well, and it’s bolstered by an incredibly solid ensemble cast. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to check out a couple of new images. The film also stars Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jean Reno. Hector and the Search for Happiness »
- Adam Chitwood
Leon: The Professional, 1994.
Directed by Luc Besson.
Leon (Jean Reno) is a solitary assassin living under the employ of Italian gangster Tony (Danny Aiello). After hideously corrupt DEA agent Norman Stansfield (Gary Oldman) slaughters a mostly innocent family on his floor, he's forced to take in twelve-year-old girl Mathilda (Natalie Portman). The unlikely duo begin to bond and grow, as Mathilda asks Leon to train her in the art of assassination, so that she can claim revenge for the death of year 4-year-old brother.
Leon is a fantastic piece of cinema that simply doesn't get enough acclaim or recognition. This could be due to the sheer quality of films that were released in 1994, that simply overshadowed the more unknown Leon: The Professional. To name a few, 1994 spawned such milestones as; Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump and The Lion King. Although »
Almost a year and a half after it was slapped with $4 million breach of contract lawsuit over a show that they say they didn’t agree to take, Ion Media has emerged victorious. On Friday, a federal judge granted the company’s motion for summary judgment (read it here) against plaintiff Atlantique Productions over the French police series Le Grand. In October 2012, Atlantique claimed it had a multimillion-dollar multi-episode deal with Ion to make the cop show the broadcaster’s first original series. The French company alleged it had already sent more that $41 million in invoices to Ion but hadn’t seen a cent before Ion walked away from having anything to do with the Jean Reno-starring series. Ion said it never had a solid contract for Le Grand, and last week District Judge Dolly Gee agreed. “Absent a signed agreement, the parties did not have a valid, binding contract. »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
In a ruling that demonstrates that a deal isn't necessarily completed when one negotiator e-mails, "we're closed," Ion TV has prevailed in a $4 million lawsuit over Le Grand, also known as Jo, which stars French actor Jean Reno as a tough elite cop who stops at nothing to solve mysterious murder cases. Ion Media Networks owns a broadcast television network with terrific distribution reach around the United States. Here, the mystery was whether the TV company contracted for its first original series. In a lawsuit in October 2012, France-based Atlantique Productions said it had made a
- Eriq Gardner
Director: Luc Besson,
Running Time: 132 Minutes (Director’s Cut), 110 Minutes (Theatrical Cut)
20 years on and revisiting Leon is much like revisiting an old friend, it’s very much the classic you remember, but also seems to have changed in very subtle ways. Don’t fear though, if anything, Leon seems even more grand and spectacular as it not only stands up today, but still trounces all over many films that have been and gone since.
Jean Reno, in a career best, plays the titular child minded assassin who takes the young Mathilda (Portman) under his wing after her family is slaughtered by corrupt cops lead by Gary Oldman’s Stansfield. After giving us an almost supernatural opening, in which Leon simply blends in with the shadows and seems inhuman, Luc Besson gradually peels »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
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