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Well, this was pretty inevitable. With the various scandals involving FIFA continuing to unfold, and with further embarrassment added by the flop of "United Passions" (our review), the movie produced by the soccer organization that now has the distinction of being the lowest grossing film in U.S. history, it was only a matter of time until the downfall of the group he led was brought to the big screen. And Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are going to make it happen. Read More: Review: FIFA Drama 'United Passions' Starring Gerard Depardieu, Sam Neill, And Tim Roth The duo will produce the Gavin O'Connor directed adaptation of Ken Bensinger's upcoming book "Houses Of Deceit." It will tell the story of American FIFA exec Chuck Blazer aka Mr. Ten Percent, who helped popularize soccer in the United States, but also became embroiled in bribery and corruption, with Bensinger »
- Kevin Jagernauth
As if there weren’t already an overwhelming number of amazing TV show and movie previews, cast panels and Q&As at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, it has just been announced that The Weinstein Co. has now added a panel for the highly anticipated revenge western The Hateful Eight. Attendees of Comic-Con International have yet another reason to get excited as the film’s writer-director Quentin Tarantino and some yet-to-be determined cast members are also expected to make appearances.
According to Variety, the panel will be moderated by Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick and will take place on Saturday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Hall H. Tarantino will deliver fans an exclusive look at his forthcoming film, after which he will take part in a Q&A session with the cast, where they will discuss the film’s production, its upcoming roadshow release and the film’s 70mm format. »
- William Fanelli
The Weinstein Company announced today that Academy Award winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino and the cast of his upcoming feature The Hateful Eight are set to make a huge splash at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The beloved director and actors behind his hotly anticipated Christmas Day release will appear in a Hall H panel on Saturday, July 11th at 1:30pm. The presentation will include a discussion with Quentin Tarantino and the cast about the production, its upcoming roadshow release, the glorious 70mm format that it will be released in, and an exclusive premiere of footage from the film. The panel will be moderated by Chris Hardwick of Nerdist.
TWC will release The Hateful Eight in select theaters on December 25, 2015 with an exclusive two-week roadshow opening in 70mm. Following the two-week engagement, the film will open with a digital theatrical release nationwide on January 8, 2016, while continuing to be shown in 70mm as well. »
Exclusive: The distributor is believed to be close to an Australian deal for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Western as the director and cast prepare to hit Comic-Con next month.
While the film’s international sales agent and Us distributor The Weinstein Company (TWC) did not return calls to comment on the Village Roadshow development, sources said the deal was likely to close imminently.
As Screendaily previously reported exclusively, Snd M6 Group will release The Hateful Eight in France, eOne Benelux Bv in Benelux and PVR Pictures in India.
Universum has subsequently confirmed it will release the film in Germany, while speculation is mounting that Entertainment will announce a UK deal.
All releases will take place in early 2016 after TWC launches The Hateful Eight in the Us in a limited 70mm theatrical run prior to wider digital theatrical rollout on January 8 2016. The film will continue to screen in the Us in 70mm at select venues.
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- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Harvey Weinstein is allowing Quentin Tarantino to take a break from the editing room on "The Hateful Eight" in order to share some footage with the Hall H hordes at San Diego Comic-Con (July 9-12). They did the same thing with western "Django Unchained," which went on to score $425 million worldwide after it opened on Christmas Day 2012, five Oscar nominations and two wins, for Tarantino's original screenplay and supporting actor Christoph Waltz. Surprisingly, Waltz is not in this one. Instead, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern are expected to appear at 1:30 Pm on July 11th in Hall H, where moderator Chris Hardwicke will welcome the cast and Tarantino to talk about the 70 mm holiday release and exclusive premiere footage from the film. This is welcome news in a year »
- Anne Thompson
The panel will take place in a Hall H panel on Saturday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m. and will include a discussion with Tarantino and the cast about the production, its upcoming roadshow release, the glorious 70mm format in which it will be released and an exclusive premiere of footage from the film.
The panel will be moderated by Chris Hardwick of Nerdist.
TWC is releasing the pic on December 25 with an exclusive two-week roadshow opening in 70mm. Following the two-week engagement, the film will open with a digital theatrical release nationwide on January 8, 2016, while continuing to be shown in 70mm as well.
- Justin Kroll
Quentin Tarantino and the cast of “The Hateful Eight” will appear at San Diego Comic-Con next month for a panel at Hall H. The panel, moderated by Chris Hardwick will discuss the movie, its production, the upcoming roadshow release and its 70mm format. Audiences will also get to view exclusive footage from the film. Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern star in Tarantino’s Western, set in the years following the Civil war. Also Read: Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' to Open Christmas Day Exclusively in 70mm The film, »
- Reid Nakamura
"...set after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter 'John Ruth' (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive 'Daisy Domergue' (Jennifer Jason Leigh) race towards the town of 'Red Rock' where Ruth, known in these parts as 'The Hangman', will bring Domergue to justice.
"Along the road, they encounter strangers 'Major Marquis Warren' (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned bounty hunter and 'Chris Mannix' (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff.
"Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at 'Minnie's Haberdashery', a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they »
- Michael Stevens
The Fifa film United Passions may have proved an unholy embarrassment for Roth, but this low-key kidnap drama shows he is still an excellent actor
At last, a smidgen of good news for Tim Roth, after the fiasco that is his Fifa film, United Passions. Another film, Mexican crime thriller 600 Miles, has come along to remind us that Roth is in fact – most of the time – a pretty good actor. Roth plays an Atf agent who finds himself shanghaied over the border to Mexico and, despite a wavering accent that lurches occasionally back to his native London, his quiet, intense presence is just right for the role.
600 Miles is actually Roth’s second Mexican film of recent vintage; Cronica, in which he played a palliative nurse, earned excellent notices when it premiered at Cannes. (But that was Bf: Before Fifa.) 600 Miles comes from the same stable: directed by Gabriel Ripstein, »
- Andrew Pulver
Last weekend, Jurassic World scored the biggest ever Us opening, while United Passions set a new low. The disparity shows that today’s cinema is no place for those without a sure grip on marketing, the media – and keeping on-message
One is a hubris-laden epic about a terrifying predator of reptilian cunning savaging his way to the top of the food chain; the other was the one that made $500m at the box office. In one of those twists of perfect statistical synchronicity, the week in which Jurassic World broke every opening-weekend record also saw United Passions – the magnificently ill-timed Fifa biopic starring Tim Roth as Sepp Blatter – register one of the lowest opening Us weekends in recent memory, taking just $918.
- Phil Hoad
Frederic Auburtin’s £17m drama made just $918 from 10 cinemas last weekend and has now been pulled from screens by its distributor
Fifa wanted to call it Men of Legend or The Dream Makers. But even a somewhat more toned down title has not been enough to stop United Passions being named as the lowest-grossing film in Us box office history.
The Hollywood Reporter has now confirmed the self-congratulatory project, starring Tim Roth as controversial outgoing president Sepp Blatter, scored the puniest total of all time in North America. With a final weekend return of just $918 from 10 cinemas, Frederic Auburtin’s £17m drama - Fifa paid most of the costs - lines up ahead of such titans of modern cinema as 2012 vampire rock musical I Kissed a Vampire ($1,380) and 2013 animated adventure Last Flight of the Champion ($1,493).
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- Ben Child
Exclusive: The first international deals on Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Western have emerged, more than seven months after The Weinstein Company (TWC) formally introduced the project to buyers.
Screen has learned that Snd M6 Group will release The Hateful Eight in France, while eOne Benelux Bv will handle in Benelux and PVR Pictures will distribute in India. All releases will take place in early 2016.
TWC did not return calls to confirm the deals. It is understood the individual distributors will announce in the coming days and the remaining as-yet-unnamed licensees will do so in due course.
International buyers got their first official bite of the cherry at the Afm last November during a launch that backfired somewhat.
Distributors in Santa Monica baulked at what were said to be high asking prices and the requirement to read the screenplay in a single sitting.
However irritation turned to anger when they learned they would have to revise their all-rights »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Sneak Peek the official synopsis of writer/director Quentin Tarantino's new western feature "The Hateful Eight", on the news the film will premiere December 25, 2015 in 70mm format, followed by a wide release January 8, 2016:
Cast confirmed includes Channing Tatum, Demian Bicher, Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth and Zoe Bell.
"...years after the Us 'Civil War', a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter 'John Ruth' (Russell) and his fugitive 'Daisy Domergue' (Leigh), race towards the town of 'Red Rock' where Ruth, known in these parts as 'The Hangman' will bring Domergue to justice.
"Along the road, they encounter two strangers: 'Major Marquis Warren' (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter and 'Chris Mannix' (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. »
- Michael Stevens
Frederic Auburtin has had to put up with a lot of abuse lately. As the director of United Passions, the movie about the founding of world soccer body FIFA, the French filmmaker behind such titles as The Bridge (1999) and San Antonio (2004), has received the worst reviews of his career. The film is “a ham-fisted...cringeworthy, self-aggrandizing affair” wrote The Hollywood Reporter critic Frank Scheck about the $30 million period drama starring Gerard Depardieu, Sam Neill and Tim Roth. Jordan Hoffman of the Guardian goes further, saying the movie, which purports to tell this founding story of
- Rhonda Richford
The Weinstein Co is debuting The Hateful Eight with a special 70mm film print on Christmas Day 2015.
Viggo Mortensen: 'I wish Tarantino's Hateful Eight had worked out'
A wider digital release is planned to roll out in more cinemas beginning on January 8, 2016.
The Hateful Eight has been shrouded in secrecy since Tarantino confirmed its production would go ahead in spite of a script leak.
Set in post-Civil War Wyoming, the film follows eight travellers who are brought together during a massive blizzard.
The title characters will be played by Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Demián Bichir, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Samuel L Jackson, with Channing Tatum and Zoë Bell also appearing.
A live script reading for the movie was held last year in Hollywood following the leak, »
The Weinstein Company has announced that Quentin Tarantino’s hotly-anticipated Western The Hateful Eight is set for a limited 70mm format release in the States from Christmas Day, before opening digitally nationwide from January 8th.
See Also: First images from The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight will open on Christmas alongside Will Smith’s Concussion, Oliver Stone’s Snowden and the Point Break remake. Meanwhile, all four new arrivals will have to compete with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which arrives a week earlier on December 18th.
In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter »
- Gary Collinson
The Weinstein Company (TWC) has unveiled its plans for the distribution of Quentin Tarantino’s next film.
The Hateful Eight will premiere in 70mm on December 25 in the Us as part of an exclusive two-week roadshow in select theatres.
The Civil War era ensemble about a group of dangerous characters holed up in a tavern during a blizzard will then go on nationwide release in today’s more conventional digital theatrical format on January 8 2016.
During this time it will continue to play in 70mm in what TWC brass claim will be the widest of its kind for the format in more than two decades.
TWC distributed Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master in 70mm in 2012. The company, along with Tarantino and a coterie of unnamed directors and studios, says it has negotiated deals with Kodak to continue production of 70mm and other film formats to honour the vision of those filmmakers who wish to use it.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Easily my most anticipated film of 2015 is Quentin Tarantino's latest The Hateful Eight. I may or may not have read that leaked first draft of the script, and if I did, I would say it was pretty terrific. It also does not hurt that Tarantino pushed for 70mm both in production and distribution. And we have been twiddling our thumbs, waiting to know when exactly we'd get to see this film. Well, we can now go over to our calendars and circle a day. Like his 2012 western Django Unchained, we will see The Hateful Eight on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. That is if your local cinema projects 70mm film. Luckily, I am one of those people. If you do not have this kind of projection around you, you will have to wait until Jan. 8, 2016 for the nationwide digital release. That is a surprising length of time between the two releases. »
- Mike Shutt
The Weinstein Company has slotted Quentin Tarantino’s latest genre-romp The Hateful Eight for a Christmas Day opening, exclusively in the high-resolution 70mm format, before opening the movie in more standard “digital” resolutions nationwide on January 8.
Tarantino shot The Hateful Eight on 65mm film with plans from the get-go to deliver the largest-scale 70mm projection release in decades. Though 70mm projectors are rare nowadays, seeing as theaters skew more digital, the director will be traveling to 50 theaters to personally retrofit them to correctly project the pic.
The Christmas Day opening is in line with his strategy of personally delivering the projectors so as to reward the theaters willing to take a stab at the high-resolution format.
Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Zoe Bell and Bruce Dern all star in The Hateful Eight, which kicks off as a motley crew »
- Isaac Feldberg
Christmas comes early today, folks. The Weinstein Company announced (via THR) that writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s Western The Hateful Eight will be released in theaters on December 25th (the same date as Django Unchained) exclusively in 70mm, followed by a nationwide (ie. digital) release on January 8th. The film is much more contained than Tarantino’s recent films, as it takes place a few years after the Civil War and revolves around a group of traveling strangers who are forced to take refuge together at a bar when a snowstorm hits the Wyoming landscape. [caption id="attachment_472325" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via The Weinstein Company[/caption] This release strategy is similar to how Christopher Nolan unveiled Interstellar, which opened in 35mm and IMAX film-projected theaters early, followed by a digital release later. Tarantino shot The Hateful Eight on 65mm film and always intended for the movie to have the widest 70mm projection release in decades, »
- Adam Chitwood
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