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Premiere Interviews: Orlando Bloom and Michael Apted on their new thriller Unlocked

25 April 2017 2:44 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

This evening the red carpet was unfurled for a special screening of Unlocked, the new thriller directed by Michael Apted, held at The Mayfair Hotel in London.

The film stars Orlando Bloom, Noomi Rapace, Toni Collette, Michael Douglas and John MalkovichBloom and Apted were present on the carpet, and were joined by producers Claudia Bluemhuber and Georgie Townsley.

Colin Hart and Scott David were there for us, here’s how they got on.

Unlocked Premiere Interviews

Unlocked movie synopsis

Once one of the CIA’s top interrogators, Alice Racine’s (Rapace) career was sidelined when she failed “to unlock” a prisoner in time to save the lives of dozens of innocent people from a terrorist attack in Paris.

Now leading a quiet life in London as a caseworker, Alice is unexpectedly called back into action when the CIA apprehends a suspect believed to have direct knowledge of another imminent attack. »

- Jon Lyus

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Win tickets to Unlocked VIP screening

22 April 2017 2:59 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

To mark the release of Unlocked on 5th May, we’ve been given 5 pairs of tickets to give away to a VIP screening on 25th April at a London location.

After being tricked to provide information to the wrong side, a CIA interrogator finds herself at the center of a devastating biological attack on London. Directed by Michael Apted.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 24th April 2017 at 10.00 GMT The prize draw is open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over, except employees of the Promoter, their families, agents or any third party directly associated with administration of the prize draw. The prize draw is free to enter and no purchase is necessary All entries must be submitted via HeyUGuys.com and only one entry per person is permitted. »

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TF1 Studio Celebrates One Year as French Film Banner

3 April 2017 9:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TF1 Studio is about to turn one year old. France’s largest commercial network launched the vertically integrated film banner in May as a way to consolidate their disparate acquisition, development and multi-platform distribution channels.

By centralizing its organization, unifying aims and offering partners a single point of contact, TF1 Studio execs say a clear brand and a steady hand will give them a competitive advantage in the country’s ever-difficult film distribution marketplace.

Run by Nathalie Toulza-Madar and Tristan du Laz, and overseen by TF1 Entertainment director Olivier Jacobs — he is also responsible for TF1 Films, a co-financing and production subsidiary that is nonetheless wholly apart — TF1 Studio will partner with local distributors for 12 theatrical releases this year, and up to 15 in the years to come.

In keeping with TF1’s mainstream brand, the slate has a decided focus on crowd-pleasing, wide-appeal features. Upcoming films “Dr. Knock,” a period »

- Ben Croll

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Interview: Director Danny Boyle Goes Back to ‘T2 Trainspotting’

22 March 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Rarely does a filmmaker have a long or influential enough career to revisit a story and characters that they’ve explored in a previous film. Oscar winner Danny Boyle has both qualifications, as he again takes on – 20 years after its 1996 release – his classic film “Trainspotting, which is elegantly titled “T2 Trainspotting.”

The boys of the original “Trainspotting” have reunited for the outing, portrayed by Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller. Middle age angst is the theme, as each of the characters are going through some life changes, but the spirit of their larcenous souls are still intact. The first film launched the uber-careers of Ewan McGregor and director Danny Boyle, and the re-exploration of the energetic style and quick-cutting scene work are back in the new story as well.

Jonny Lee Miller and Ewan McGregor in ‘T2 Trainspotting,’ directed by Danny Boyle

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Releasing »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Trailer & poster for action thriller ‘Unlocked’

11 February 2017 2:25 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Lionsgate have released the first poster and trailer for the upcoming action thriller Unlocked, which comes from director Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough, Gorillas in the Mist) and stars Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, and Michael Douglas.

Once one of the CIA’s top interrogators, Alice Racine’s (Rapace) career was sidelined when she failed “to unlock” a prisoner in time to save the lives of dozens of innocent people from a terrorist attack in Paris. Now leading a quiet life in London as a caseworker, Alice is unexpectedly called back into action when the CIA apprehends a suspect believed to have direct knowledge of another imminent attack.

Lionsgate will released Unlocked on May 5th.

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- Phil Wheat

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Noomi Rapace and Orlando Bloom Team Up in Trailer for ‘Unlocked’

10 February 2017 10:10 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Hot button topic: terrorism. Idea for a movie: Terrorists and… a spy! On the run! So comes the first trailer for Unlocked, a new double-crossin’, guy-on-the-inside thriller from Michael Apted (who has helmed episodes of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex, not to mention the James Bond film The World is Not Enough).

Led by Noomi Rapace, she plays aa fearless agent who, after a realization about her agency, must take matters into her own hands. Luckily, she has a friend she can trust in Orlando Bloom, as they sneak around and smash heads in the name of pure national security.

While Rapace is an incredible lead, the film will have to do a lot to stand out from a pack that is about as overcrowded as they come. See the trailer below, along with a poster and synopsis, for the film that also stars Michael DouglasJohn Malkovich, and Toni Collette. »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Noomi Rapace and Orlando Bloom action thriller Unlocked gets poster and trailer

10 February 2017 9:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate has debuted a poster and trailer for the upcoming action thriller Unlocked. Directed by Michael Apted, the film stars Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, and Michael Douglas; take a look below…

Once one of the CIA’s top interrogators, Alice Racine’s (Rapace) career was sidelined when she failed “to unlock” a prisoner in time to save the lives of dozens of innocent people from a terrorist attack in Paris. Now leading a quiet life in London as a caseworker, Alice is unexpectedly called back into action when the CIA apprehends a suspect believed to have direct knowledge of another imminent attack.

Unlocked is set for release on May 5th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Unlocked’ First Trailer: Noomi Rapace and Orlando Bloom Team Up to Fight Terrorism in CIA Thriller

10 February 2017 8:57 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Billed as a female-led, Jason Bourne-styled thriller, Michael Apted’s new film “Unlocked” sets burgeoning action star Noomi Rapace as the unwitting key player in a major terrorism plot, with bonus Orlando Bloom to boot.

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Unlocked” follows the story of Alice Racine (Rapace), a CIA interrogator, whose mission becomes compromised after she is tricked into giving terrorists vital information. Her mistake may put an American target in London at risk of a major biological terrorist attack. Alice has to team up with an MI5 agent, played by Bloom, to investigate the infiltration and prevent the attack.

Unlocked” features a top-notch cast that also includes Michael Douglas, Toni Collette, and John Malkovich.

Read More: Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning Turn on Each Other in ‘The Beguiled’ – Trailer

The thriller is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Claudia Bluemhuber. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Noomi Rapace and Orlando Bloom star in trailer for Unlocked

10 February 2017 7:58 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Noomi Rapace and Orlando Bloom enter the world of high octane violence movies with the brand new trailer for Unlocked, an action thriller centred on Rapace, terrorists and Bloom, who, from what we can gather, just tags along for the ride.

Related: Noomi Rapace Interview on The Drop

The trailer for Unlocked, has no thrills, airs or graces and quite frankly looks like a run of the mill action film with a badass female having to save the day all the whilst fighting off highly trained men in an effort to get the terrorist back to London? We’ve all seen Rapace in full blown action, Orlando Bloom – in a role that isn’t at all clear – just seems to have wanted to associate his name with an action film, maybe to get it back on track? Who knows but the proof will be in the pudding as they say. »

- Zehra Phelan

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New UK poster and trailer for Michael Apted’s Unlocked

10 February 2017 7:53 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Lionsgate have released a brand new UK poster and trailer for the upcoming action film Unlocked, which is directed by Michael Apted. The film stars Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Michael Douglas, Toni Collette and John Malkovich and comes to cinemas from May 5th 2017.

When a CIA interrogator unwittingly provides information to terrorists, she must race against the clock to stop a biological attack on London.

Watch the brand new trailer for the film below.

The post New UK poster and trailer for Michael Apted’s Unlocked appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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First Official Trailer for CIA Thriller 'Unlocked' Starring Noomi Rapace

9 February 2017 5:57 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We need your skill set. We need you back on the frontline." An official UK trailer has debuted for the CIA thriller titled Unlocked, from veteran English director Michael Apted. Swedish actress Noomi Rapace stars in this as a CIA interrogator who is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a big biological attack. Orlando Bloom also co-stars as an MI5 agent she works with to help figure out what's going on. The full cast also includes Michael Douglas, Toni Collette, Akshay Kumar, and John Malkovich. This looks like it has some solid action, along with intriguing espionage twists, but I'm not expecting it to be that great. It gets badass when Noomi busts her way out with two silenced pistols, but that seems to be only one scene. Here's the first official trailer (+ UK poster) for Michael Apted's Unlocked, originally from Empire: Noomi Rapace stars »

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Unlocked trailer, starring Noomi Rapace and Orlando Bloom

9 February 2017 1:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joseph Baxter Feb 10, 2017

The trailer for terrorism-teeming thriller Unlocked teams CIA agent Noomi Rapace and MI5 agent Orlando Bloom.

The upcoming action thriller Unlocked will soon arrive as a surprisingly low-key affair, especially considering the rather impressive cast it brings. While the film industry has collectively pumped out more than its share of post-9/11 dramas filled with nightmarish scenarios in which the threat of wanton Western destruction is on the table, Unlocked seems to throw in a pinch of the conspiracy thriller genre, with an oil-and-water partnership.

The debut trailer for Unlocked showcases a slick, fast-paced suspenseful affair starring a CIA operative played by Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, the original Swedish The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), who, after the interrogation of a captured terrorist underling, comes upon crucial information about a biological attack on London that suddenly makes her a target from ersatz agents working for the terrorists. Forced to go on the run, »

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Oscar Directing Nominees Help Us Trace Their DNA

7 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Directors influence each other with their work. Sometimes that influence is overt — “La La Land” clearly evokes “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Umbrellas of Cherbourg” — but other times it is more unexpected, hinging on storytelling choices or structure.

Variety asked this year’s directing nominees to help us trace the DNA of their movies, and all were happy to oblige.

Arrival

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In Villeneuve’s alien-invasion tale, humans eventually discover that the aliens “want to help you help us.”

Villeneuve’s choices:

“2001: A Space Odyssey” 1968: “Definitely ‘2001’,” Villeneuve says, of Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic in which Earthlings, searching for signs of intelligent life, are nearly outwitted by artificial intelligence.

Jaws” 1975: “It was Spielberg’s idea that you unveil slowly the entity, to create suspense,” Villeneuve says. “That very slow striptease is something I stole from ‘Jaws.’ ”

Our choices:

The Day the Earth Stood Still” 1951: Aliens caution »

- Marshall Fine

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DGA Leader Touts New Deal: It’s Where the Puck Is Going

3 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris Barclay, president of the Directors Guild of America, promises that the 69th iteration of the DGA Awards on Feb. 4 will be anything but stodgy.

“The program is about the future, and the future is now,” the 60-year-old Barclay says.

Indeed, all five competitors for the top DGA feature film award have been nominated for the first time: Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”), Garth Davis (“Lion”), Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”), Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”), and Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”). Additionally, all five films have been receiving praise for offering non-traditional takes: on song-and-dance in “La La Land”; using Google map technology to locate family a continent away in “Lion”; crack addiction and gay relationships in “Moonlight”; unexpected guardianship in “Manchester by the Sea”; and negotiating with aliens in “Arrival.”

In choosing these first-time feature nominees, the guild passed over industry stalwarts Martin Scorsese (“Silence”), Mel Gibson (“Hacksaw Ridge”), and Denzel Washington »

- Dave McNary

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Awards Roundup: Peter Morgan Set for BFI Fellowship, Richard Curtis Picked for WGA Humanitarian Award and More

3 February 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.

Awards

– The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced that director Johnny Ma has won the Academy’s Best First Feature award, sponsored by Telefilm Canada, for his feature film, “Old Stone.” This award celebrates the outstanding debut of a first-time filmmaker. The film had its North American premiere at Tiff in the Discovery Programme and was awarded the City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film. The film can be pre-ordered on iTunes for viewing after April 7, 2017.

The Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast live on CBC from Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, March 12.

– Acclaimed screenwriter-director Richard Curtis has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2017 Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his humanitarian efforts, charitable initiatives and world service, which have achieved a »

- Kate Erbland

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Sundance Review: ‘Quest’ is an Ambitious Documentary That Would Benefit From a Tighter Focus

31 January 2017 11:16 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

A portrait of one working class family living in north Philly over the course of nearly a decade, Jonathan Olshefski’s debut, Quest, strives to demonstrate the power and inner workings of an engaged community through the perspective of the Rainey family, but the documentary’s framing device is both its greatest success and biggest failure, giving the film a scattershot focus despite its ambitions. Quest couldn’t be more relevant to national conversations about poverty and gun violence in its empathy for marginalized communities, and boots-on-the-ground understanding of the effects of shootings, but as a whole, it lacks the context to be able to effectively communicate the scope of these problems beyond a personal level.

At its best, Olshefski’s film delves into the lives of the Rainey family with an intimacy that can only emerge from years of filming. The camera listens intently to the Rainey’s hopes for their future, »

- Michael Snydel

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Richard Portman, ‘Star Wars’ Sound Engineer and 11-Time Oscar Nominee, Dies at 82

31 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sound engineer Richard Portman, who received 11 Academy Award nominations and won for his work on Michael Cimino’s “The Deer Hunter,” died on Saturday at his home in Tallahassee, Fla. He was 82.

“He was an icon of his craft of motion picture sound re-recording, recognized with the highest honors of his field,” his daughter Jennifer Portman wrote on her Facebook page. “He was eccentric, irreverent, and real.”

Portman worked on nearly 200 movies and mixed the sound for George Lucas’ “Star Wars.”

Portman received two Oscar sound nominations in 1973 for Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” and Michael Ritchie’s “The Candidate.” He was also double-nominated in 1974 for Peter Bogdanovich’s “Paper Moon” and Mike Nichols’ “The Day of the Dolphin.”

Portman received his first nom in 1971 for “Kotch,” directed by Jack Lemmon. He was also up for Oscars for Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein,” Herbert Ross’ “Funny Lady,” Michael Apted’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter, »

- Dave McNary

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Directors Guild of America Members Ratify New Contract

25 January 2017 6:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Members of the Directors Guild of America have approved a three-year successor deal on the master contract with a major gain in streaming residuals.

The DGA made the announcement Wednesday night, saying approval was by an overwhelming margin. The national board approved the deal in late December and that triggered the ratification vote by its membership, which numbers more than 16,000. The new deal goes into effect on July 1.

“I am happy to report that the DGA membership overwhelmingly voted to ratify the new contract,” said DGA president Paris Barclay.

“Our major gains in Svod residuals, together with our improvements in wages and pensions, were the result of our forward-thinking preparation. With the groundwork already laid in previous negotiations, this new contract embodies what we knew was possible when we established our first New Media agreement nearly a decade ago. All our thanks go to our Negotiating Committee, led by Co-Chairs Michael Apted and Thomas Schlamme, »

- Dave McNary

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Directors Guild Executive Director Jay Roth to Step Down

18 January 2017 10:35 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jay D. Roth, the longtime national executive director of the Directors Guild of America, will retire in the late spring.

Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay made the announcement on Wednesday.

“Jay’s entire professional career has been dedicated to representing people and helping to make their lives better — early on as a civil rights and labor lawyer, and for more than three decades, as an essential part of the DGA’s life as its greatest adviser, defender, and coach,” Barclay said.

Barclay revealed that Roth’s retirement has been under discussion for some time, but that Roth had agreed to stay on to negotiate the DGA’s master contract. The guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached a tentative deal on Dec. 23; that pact — featuring a significant gain in streaming residuals — was ratified by the national board and sent out last month for approval by the DGA’s 16,000 members. »

- Dave McNary

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