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Danish up-and-comer Jonas Arnby, who made his feature debut with Cannes’ Critics’ Week player “When Animals Dream,” is set to direct “We Watched the Sun Disappear.”
Penned by Irish scribe Michael Kinirons, who co-wrote of the upcoming “Strangerland” with Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Joseph Fiennes, “Sun” is based on real events that took place on Greenland’s ice fields in early 19th century. It centers around a Danish rescue expedition that had gone horribly wrong, leaving two men isolated in Greenland, struggling against cold, a hostile environment and each other.
“‘We Watched the Sun Disappear’ contains some of the same elements that turned me on with ‘When Animals Dream.’ It has a very cinematographic backdrop and is set within the same kind of microcosmos,” Arnby said.
The director explained that he »
- Elsa Keslassy
Rob Stark himself, "Game of Thrones" star Richard Madden, will play gamekeeper Oliver Mellors in a TV movie adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" for BBC1. Jed Mercurio ("Line of Duty") helms the project which will come from "Sherlock" producer Hartswood Films
Queen of Earth
Dockery and Elisabeth Moss play two women who retreat to a beach house to get a break from the pressures of the outside world. Although they grew up as best friends, they soon realize how disconnected from each other they have become. [Source: THR]
- Garth Franklin
Ving Rhames has joined the cast of the beat-the-clock indie Operator, directed by sibling duo Obin and Amariah Olson (Unknown Caller). Mischa Barton, Michael Pare, and Luke Goss also star in the action-thriller about a 911 operator and her estranged cop husband whose daughter is abducted, forcing them to dispatch the city’s police and fire units to remote locations at the kidnappers’ bidding. Timothy Woodward Jr. and Larry Olson are producers. Story is by the Brothers Olson, Dwain Worrell, and Anthony Feole, while script is credited to Feole, Worrell, and Amariah Olson. Rhames is also set to return to the Mission Impossible fold for M:i-5 alongside Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner. He’s repped by Kramer Management.
Psychological thriller Threshold has set its cast with filming underway in L.A. Randy Wayne (To Save A Life, Honey 2), Trilby Glover (Righteous Kill), Leslie Stevens (A Chorus Line, The Young And The Restless »
- The Deadline Team
Firth will play Pontius Pilate opposite Fiennes (pictured) as an agnostic Roman Centurion tasked by Pilate to locate the missing body of Jesus in order to suppress an uprising at a time when rumours of the second coming are gathering momentum.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Exclusive: Lionsgate has bought The Three Tenors, an ensemble comedy spec by Johnny Rosenthal that will be produced by Patrick Aiello. Think A Night At The Opera meets Anchorman here as the comedy traces the rise and fall, and then another rise and fall and then rise, of a fictional trio of internationally beloved operatic superstars. This sounds pretty good; I always wondered why Adam Sandler never turned his Opera Man character into a feature.
Erik Feig, Co-President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, and Summit Evp Production Meredith Milton acquired the project and are overseeing for the studio. Rosenthal recently wrote Bad Santa 2 for Dimension and Iron Jack for Sony. Aiello just produced the Legendary Pictures/Universal thriller As Above So Below that will open August 28 and he is in production on director Kevin Reynolds’ first-century epic thriller Clavius, which stars Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton. Rosenthal is repped by Paradigm, »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Set in the first century, Joseph Fiennes will play an agnostic Roman Centurion tasked by Pontius Pilate to locate the missing body of Jesus in order to suppress an uprising at a time when rumours of the second coming are gathering momentum.
The feature, from Waterworld director Kevin Reynolds, is earmarked for release Easter 2015. Patrick Aiello wrote the screenplay and is producing alongside Ld Entertainment CEO Mickey Liddell and head of production Pete Shilaimon.
Reynolds shot The Count of Monte Cristo in Malta in 2002.
Clavius is one of several productions preparing to shoot in Malta in the coming weeks, in what is “an unprecedented level of filming activity in Malta and Gozo”, according to the government.
Minister Manuel Mallia, who is responsible for the film industry, said that the government remained committed to building »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Ian McShane and “True Blood” star Nelsan Ellis have joined jazz biopic “Bolden,” it was announced on Wednesday. “Downton Abbey” star Gary Carr is playing Buddy Bolden, who is considered one of the leading forces behind the New Orleans rag-time music that gave way to jazz. The film follows Bolden as he's awash in memories of his long-forgotten youth as a groundbreaking cornetist, when he played and improvised his way to the forefront of a new musical style, ultimately creating what would evolve into jazz. Bolden was later diagnosed with schizophrenia. Also read: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt. »
- Linda Ge
London — Carnival Films, the London-based production company behind “Downton Abbey,” has appointed Danielle Dajani as its head of production, and Tara Cook as development producer, working alongside Phil Temple, who has been promoted and also serves as development producer.
Dajani joins Carnival, which is part of NBCUniversal Intl. Television Production, from Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles, where she was exec VP. Before Raleigh, Dajani was VP of international physical production and production finance at Walt Disney Pictures in L.A., head of production at Aramid Capital in London, and general manager of Village Roadshow Production Management in Sydney.
Dajani takes over from Kimberley Hikaka, who departs after nearly seven years at Carnival.
In the role, Dajani will be responsible for overseeing all of the company’s productions across its U.K. and international businesses.
As development producers, Cook and Temple will be responsible for the origination, development and sale of Carnival’s upcoming U. »
- Leo Barraclough
Because Bible-spawned films are all the rage at the moment, it’s perhaps not that surprising that yet another one is busily gearing up. Waterworld director Kevin Reynolds is preparing to make Clavius and has Tom Felton and Joseph Fiennes set to star.Aiming to take a different track from the (relatively) more straightforward adaptations Noah and Exodus: Gods & Kings, Clavius is instead looking at the Jesus story from another angle. The script, from Paul Aiello and Reynolds, follows the titular agnostic Roman centurion (Fiennes) who is dispatched by Pontius Pilate to investigate the rumours that the Messiah has risen from the grave and to track down Jesus’ allegedly missing body.As he digs into the story, looking to subdue an uprising in Jerusalem, his doubts about the supernatural event begin to waver as he meets the apostles and other people. Felton’s role in the film isn’t specified, »
Scripted by Paul Aiello and Reynolds, Fiennes plays an agnostic Roman Centurion charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate rumors of a risen Messiah and locate the missing body of Jesus of Nazareth in order to subdue an uprising in Jerusalem.
During high-stakes mission, his doubts of such a supernatural occurrence are challenged as he encounters the Apostles and other historical characters while piecing together the mysterious events that unfolded after the crucifixion.
Patrick Aiello is producing and an Easter Weekend 2015 release is being targeted. Production begins in August in Malta and Spain.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Fiennes will play an agnostic Roman Centurion tasked by Pontius Pilate to locate the missing body of Jesus in order to suppress an uprising at a time when rumours of the second coming are gathering momentum.
Production is set to commence in August in Malta and Spain. The producers are out to cast for the role of Pilate.
Aiello recently produced Legendary Entertainment’s horror film As Above So Below that Universal will release on August 29.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
• Will Ferrell may play schlock film producer Russ Meyers in the indie film Russ and Roger Go Beyond. Written by Christopher Cluess (The Simpsons), the movie will explore the relationship between Meyers and film critic Roger Ebert as they collaborated on the 1970 satire film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. [Variety]
• Joseph Fiennes and Harry Potter’s Tom Felton will co-star in the first-century epic thriller Clavius. Kevin Reynolds (Waterworld) will direct the film told through the eyes of Fiennes’ character, an agnostic Roman Centurion forced to locate the missing body of Jesus of Nazareth. Production begins this month in Spain, »
- Jake Perlman
Joseph Fiennes will star and Tom Felton will co-star in Kevin Reynolds’ early first-century epic thriller Clavius. Patrick Aiello is producing with Ld Entertainment CEO Mickey Liddell and Head of Production Pete Shilaimon. Ld is financing the film and eyeing an Easter Weekend 2015 berth. Related: Biblical and Faith-Based Movies: In Hollywood To Stay? Scripted by Paul Aiello with additional writing by Reynolds, Clavius is told through the eyes of an agnostic Roman Centurion (Fiennes) charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate rumors of a risen Messiah and locate the missing body of Jesus of Nazareth in order to subdue an uprising […] »
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Dwayne Johnson is showing his strength as the title character in three new television spots for his latest adventure film, ‘Hercules.’ The videos, titled ‘Born,’ ‘Epic’ and ‘Rock,’ follows Hercules, the leader of a band of mercenaries, as he and his followers are fighting in action. The three clips are the most recent chronicle of the actor’s portrayal of the Greek hero in the film from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ director, Brett Ratner. The Paramount Pictures and MGM adaptation of ‘Hercules,’ which is now playing in theaters, also stars Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt. The epic movie is based on Radical Comics’ ‘Hercules’ [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
MGM and Paramount Pictures released their new "2014 Hercules" remake/action/fantasy flick into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was very entertaining, serving up plenty of hardcore action, drama, and more. It stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie, and Reece Ritchie. In the new flick, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) is the leader of a band of mercenaries formed by the prophet Amphiaraus (Ian McShane), the thief Autolycus (Rufus Sewell), the warrior Tydeus (Aksel Hennie), the archer Atalanta (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) and the storyteller Iolaus (Reece Ritchie). Hercules is believed to be the demigod son of Zeus, who completed the legendary Twelve Labors, only to be betrayed by Hera, who drove him insane and caused him to murder his wife Megara and their children when he visited King Eurystheus. After that drama, Hercules »
Chicago – I empathize with Dwayne Johnson and simultaneously don’t. Most people never get rich and famous once, let alone twice. Sure, it’s hard to re-brand people from the wrestling superstar you once were into the dramatic action star you’re trying to become, but your past is forever immortal.
Like Jackie Chan wants to be viewed as a dramatic actor instead of a funny karate man, so too does Dwayne Johnson want to drop his wrestling image as The Rock and be taken seriously as a real actor. The problem is he’s all over the place. It’s hard to be Hercules when you’re being remembered as campy in films like “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and the upcoming “Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon”.
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Thankfully, Hercules is not an origin film. Though it is about the titular hero from Greek myth, The Legend of Hercules (2014) from earlier this year already took that approach so it is just as well. Here, the fabled strong-man (Dwayne Johnson) has already performed all but one of his legendary labors when the story opens.
The newHercules was directed by Bret Ratner of Rush Hour (1998) fame and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) infamy. The screenplay was written by Ryan Condal and Evan Spillotopoulus. This is the former’s first feature film. The latter has primarily worked on Disney animated films like Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007). The storyline the screenplay is based on is a comic by Steve Moore. You might be thinking that this combination of folks behind the camera is a bit like the “potpourri” category on Jeopardy, and you would not be wrong – sounds weird, could be awful. »
- Steven Gahm
MGM and Paramount Pictures released their new action/fantasy remake flick, "Hercules" into theaters yesterday, July 24th, 2014. And the top, major movie critics have submitted their reviews. It ended up, getting mixed results with an overall 49 score out of 100 at the metecritic.com site. The movie stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie and Reece Ritchie. We've posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Gary Goldstein at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a decent 70 score, stating: "The mythically powerful demigod is back on the big screen in the simply titled Hercules and the results are canny, fast-paced, and, for what the film attempts to accomplish, enjoyable." Stephen Farber at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 grade. He said: "It may sound like a backhanded compliment to praise this sometimes cheesy movie for never taking itself too seriously, »
Director Brett Ratner explains why you should see Hercules on the biggest screen possible in a new IMAX featurette for this action-adventure, which opens in theaters today. Dwayne Johnson stars as the mythical demi-god, who now serves as a mercenary, fighting battles for others alongside his five trusted warriors. Watch the latest footage as the filmmaker discusses how he created massive sets for this 3D epic and describes why the IMAX format is perfect for Hercules.
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend...
Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, »
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