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“Provence” has sold to Concorde (Germany), Alpha Filmes (Brazil) and Victory (Benelux) based on its script.
Concorde has picked up several of Gaumont’s films. It recently acquired Guillaume Gallienne’s “Me, Myself and Mum” from the French company.
Gaumont’s international sales team is currently shopping the film, with the first images from the lensing, at the Afm, and is in negotiations to close further deals.
Exploring family ties and clash of generations, “Provence” turns on two teens and their younger brother who are forced to spend their summer vacation with their estranged grandfather (Reno) in the South of France, following their parents’ split.
Produced by Alain Goldman’s Legende, “Provence” lensed on location in the South of France and will be released April 2 in Gaul.
Bosch’s latest film, »
- Elsa Keslassy
Exclusive: French sales company to unveil teaser and first images of coming-of-age-horror tale.
Gaumont has picked up sales on Danish filmmaker Jonas Arnby’s When Animals Dream about a young girl who is hunted down by the inhabitants of her remote fishing village when it emerges she is a werewolf.
Newcomer Sonia Suhl stars as the tragic protagonist Marie, who wreaks a bloody revenge on her persecutors, with support from Lars Mikkelsen and Sonja Richter as her parents and Jakob Oftebro as her love interest.
Gaumont will unveil a teaser and photos for the production which started shooting in the remote Danish region of North Jutland in early September. The picture is due for delivery in time for Cannes next year.
The company »
If you’re a true Jean Reno fan, I suspect you’ve already seen Richard Berry’s crime pic “22 Bullets” (aka “L’immortel”). It’s only been out overseas for the last three years, after all. But hey, if you’re one of those latecomers, no worries, because Cinedigm is bringing the revenge thriller to U.S. theaters next month. Obviously we’re talking selected theaters here and nothing resembling a wide release, so sure to check your local listings and such. Until then, here’s a new U.S. trailer fresh from wherever it is they cut U.S. trailers. I particularly like the line in the trailer about how, after being shot 22 times, our hero decides to forgive them anyway, but then they had to go and try to kill his Family, too. Man, now that’s just not cool! (And oh, I reviewed the film way back »
On tonight's new episode Person of Interest episode, Finch, Reese and especially Shaw will come face-to-face with someone who challenges them in a brand new way.
And that someone is a 10-year old girl.
In “Razgover" - written by David Slack - Samantha Shaw is tasked with watching over Genrika (played by Danielle Kotch), who The Machine has identified as the latest Person of Interest. Turns out, the kid has some mad surveillance skills, which Shaw realizes could be the reason her number has come up.
“This is pretty much my turn at being Jean Reno in The Professional,” Shahi said, referencing the 1994 movie that launched the career of then-child Natalie Portman. “Shaw and this 10-year-old girl are paired up together »
- email@example.com (Jim Halterman)
To help celebrate the end of filming on director Peter Chelsom’s drama/comedy Hector and the Search for Happiness, Simon Pegg has tweeted the first official image from the film. Based on the book of the same name by François Lelord, the film stars Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgård, and Jean Reno. Here's the synopsis: "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." Hit the jump to check out the first image. Hector and the Search for Happiness doesn't have a release date, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Tyler Perry dons the leather jacket of the super-smart detective/ psychologist/ FBI consultant made famous by Morgan Freeman in Kiss The Girls. He's investigating the murder of a rich girl and her bodyguards, but when he starts to get too close, everyone he knows comes under threat. Original Fast and Furious director Rob Cohen helms while Ed Burns and Jean Reno provide able back-up and Lost star Matthew Fox is pumped-up beyond belief as the steroidal villain. »
*Update: Regrettably, Warner Bros. has asked that we remove the above video due to piracy concerns. You'll have to wait to see the "Godzilla" remake teaser's chilling bleakness when it's nice and legal. Instead, we offer you this heart-pounding video of Godzilla attacking a Golden Retriever. Enjoy!
So, you think you got your fill of giant monsters destroying large buildings (and other giant monsters) with this summer's profoundly awesome "Pacific Rim?" Well, think again. Because next summer, one of the most legendary creatures every to grace the silver screen returns in... "Godzilla." And based on the teaser trailer (via io9), it's going to be totally cool.
The teaser is mostly comprised of shots of large scale destruction (including, what appears to be another giant monster, only this one is very dead). Hauntingly, there is narration that's provided by an archival audio recording of J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was a participant »
- Drew Taylor
Shooting started last month on French production Benoit Brisefer: The Red Taxis, an adaptation of the classic comic strip created in 1960.
The story is about a 10 year old boy who has secret powers to fight evil, but loses them when he catches a cold. Newcomer Leopold Huet play the title role.
Manuel Pradal directs.
Walt Disney will release in France on Oct 22 2014. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
The cultest monster in Japanese cinema gets a blockbusting Hollywood makeover from the team behind Independence Day. Matthew Broderick is the scientist trying to stop the carnage when a huge mutant lizard rampages its way through New York. French secret service agent Jean Reno gives him some clues, but the military and his girlfriend's TV crew don't really help matters. »
Klaus Zimmerman is parting ways with Atlantique Prods., the drama production arm of Lagardere Entertainment, to pursue new ventures.
During his four-year tenure as co-managing director of Atlantique Prods, Zimmerman shook up Gaul’s TV production landscape with three higher bracket, ambitious English language shows: Tom Fontana’s edgy period skein “Borgia,” for Canal Plus; “Transporter,” based on Luc Besson’s action franchise, for M6; and Rene Balcer’s Paris based crime series “Jo,” toplining Jean Reno, for TF1.
Zimmerman’s ankling follows a difficult year for Antlantique Prods. Indeed, HBO did not come on board for season 2 of “Transporter” and the producers are struggling to get it financed; “Jo” pulled disappointing ratings and TF1 has not reupped it; meanwhile, “Borgia” is ending its run after season 3 which is currently in post production.
A well-seasoned German exec, Zimmermann joined Atlantique Prods. after producing various international mini-series, most notably the BAFTA »
- Elsa Keslassy
Tyler Perry dons the leather jacket of the super-smart detective/ psychologist/ FBI consultant made famous by Morgan Freeman in Kiss The Girls. He's investigating the murder of a rich girl and her bodyguards, but when he starts to get too close, everyone he knows comes under threat. The Fast & The Furious director Rob Cohen helms while Ed Burns and Jean Reno co-star. »
These days you can watch any movie you desire online. Yet there's still one thing the magical wonders of instant streaming haven't solved for indecisive movie-lovers: what the heck to watch! Moviefone is here to recommend the best streaming movies from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant each week in the Moviefone Stream.
This week's Moviefone Stream picks range from a goofball summer camp comedy to a violent shark thriller. We know you need something to help ease you out of your summer vacay, so check out our picks below. Happy streaming!
Comedy: 'Wet Hot American Summer'
The best way to end the summer is to go back to summer camp . This cult comedy may have been under your radar due to its handful of bad reviews, but "Wet Hot American Summer" has some ridiculously funny moments. It stars comedy favorites Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, »
- Erin Whitney
"The Family," co-written and directed by Luc Besson ("Leon: The Professional," "The Fifth Element"), stars De Niro as Giovanni Manzoni, a mob boss who moves his wife and kids to France (and changes their last name to Blake) under the witness protection program. But this seemingly sweet family is far from sweet, and when their violent tendencies come out, it threatens to blow their cover.
- Erin Whitney
Top 10 Patrick Sproull 29 Aug 2013 - 06:56
Critically derided they may be, but there's a lot to love in Steve Martin's two Pink Panther movies, Patrick writes...
To start with, it is probably worth noting that I rate The Pink Panther 2 over the preceding yarn. Unfortunately few agree - the sequel to the not-much-of-a-hit 2006 Steve Martin comedy is gauged even lower than the first on Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus being that in “underutilizing its talented cast, The Pink Panther 2 is little more than a series of lame slapstick gags.”
I, however, beg to differ, both episodes of the rebooted Pink Panther twosome are serviceable and convivial salutes to Peter Sellers’ original movies. Steve Martin takes the plum role of Inspector Clouseau, the clodhopping gendarme whose entire career seemingly pivots around the recovery of the precious Pink Panther diamond. Martin has perfect comic timing, conveying the good inspector’s heavy-handed, »
Arrow Films are pleased to announce the DVD box set release of French cult actor Jean Reno's hit Parisian cop drama Jo on Monday 5 August. In his first TV series role since the 1980s, Reno plays Jo St-Clair, a veteran detective in Paris' elite Criminal Brigade, tackling the city's most challenging murder cases. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Jo, we've kindly been provided with Three DVD copies of the series to give away to our regular readers, courtesy of the team at UK distributor Arrow Films. 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.
Jo's unique storylines take its audience behind-the-scenes at some of Paris' most iconic locations. Heinous crimes are committed in the picturesque settings of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Catacombs and Place Vendome. »
- CineVue UK
Let’s paint a dark picture: You’ve finally snapped and committed the heinous act of murder. The problem is that you let it happen without properly planning things out. Now, you have this nasty little human corpse lying around. How do you get rid of it? Movies and literature have offered clever ways to get rid of dead bodies for years. In Luc Besson’s Nikita, Victor “The Cleaner” (Jean Reno) uses acid to dissolve bodies in a tub. In Psycho, Norman Bates mummifies his mother and keeps her around for posterity’s sake. And in the Coen Brothers’ Fargo, Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) feeds Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi) to a woodchipper. Since concentrated acid is hard to come by (right, Mr. White?), and none of us at Fsr have very good taxidermy skills, we got to wondering: Is a woodchipper an effective way to dispose of a body? The »
- Kevin Carr
There's something undeniably satisfying about seeing the protagonist of a film exact sweet revenge upon those who wronged him or her. Even though what the protagonist is doing could be seen as wrong, we love to cheer them on and bear witness to their divine retribution. Just because two wrongs don’t make a right doesn’t mean that two wrongs can’t be fun. Retribution films appeal to our sense of justice. There's a basic belief ingrained in most people that those who do wrong must be punished, and those who are wronged must be vindicated. When we're subjected to watching the suffering of a seemingly reasonable person, we want nothing more than to see them exact swift and precise revenge upon their oppressor(s). Read on for our picks for ten of the most intensely satisfying retribution films in the horror, thriller, and suspense genres. Leon: the Professional »
- Tyler Doupe
Cinema can be a cruel mistress at even the best of times, presenting to us an awesome, insanely likable and quotable character, who is then killed or otherwise screwed over by film’s end, making the audience feel a considerable pang of anguish as a result.
It’s a testament to the quality of the writing in these movies that they made us like and then mourn or lament these characters within a 2-hour timeframe, but alas, we actually wanted to see these people succeed, making their abject failure all the more devastating.
Here are 10 awesome movie characters who we took an immense liking to, only for fate to have other plans and strike them down in one way or another. Sure, a happy ending for these guys wouldn’t have suited the narrative at all, but we can dream, right?
10. Leon – Leon
Why He’s Awesome: Leon (Jean Reno »
- Shaun Munro
Rome – Italian screenwriter, author, and playwright Vincenzo Cerami, who was Oscar-nommed for penning Roberto Benigni’s “Life is Beautiful” and worked with top Italo helmers, including Marco Bellocchio and Gianni Amelio, died on Wednesday in Rome.
He was 72. The exact cause was not disclosed, but Cerami had been sick for some time.
Born in Rome to Sicilian parents, Cerami had the good fortune of having Pier Paolo Pasolini, not yet a film director at the time, as high-school teacher in Ciampino, just outside the Italian capital.
In 1976 Cerami published his first novel “Un borghese piccolo piccolo,” the tale of a lower-middle-class Joe who joins a masonic lodge to ensure his son will get his ministry desk job. The book was adapted in »
- Nick Vivarelli
Madrid – Argentina’s Bernardo Zupnik, one of Latin America’s best-known and longest-standing film distributors, has been named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres — a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters — by French culture and communication minister Aurelie Filippetti.
Zupnik will receive the Order’s insignia — an eight-point asterisk medallion on a green-with-white-bars ribbon — at a ceremony that will take place in September or October in Buenos Aires.
Awarded to French citizens and foreigners for their contribution to or promotion of the arts and literature, the distinction goes to one of Latin America’s iconic figures in the distribution landscape who has battled since he entered the sector in 1968 to carve out a space for independent films from France, Argentina, the U.S. and beyond.
Zupnik has seen spectacular results in some recent years. His company, Distribution Co., which he runs with daughter Paula Zupnik, »
- John Hopewell
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