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15 items from 2015


[Sundance Review] Strangerland

58 minutes ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s not easy to watch a family disintegrate before your eyes. Kim Farrant’s directorial debut, the Aussie drama Strangerland, follows Catherine Parker (Nicole Kidman) and her husband Matthew (Joseph Fiennes) as they fight together to hold on to their family and their sanity the wake of their children’s disappearance on the eve of a devastating dust storm. As […] »

- Heath Jones

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Sundance: Nicole Kidman Drama ‘Strangerland’ Heading to Alchemy

24 January 2015 8:56 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Kim Farrant directed the film, which co-stars Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving

Alchemy is in negotiations to acquire North American rights to director Kim Farrant’s drama “Strangerland,” which stars Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving, multiple individuals familiar with the negotiations have told TheWrap.

Alchemy is the company formerly known as Millennium Entertainment that recently rebranded itself under the direction of Bill Lee.

Also Read: Nicole Kidman Stalks a Bear, Charms Peter Capaldi in New ‘Paddington’ Clip (Exclusive Video)

The deal is worth at least $1.5 million and calls for a multi-platform release as well as a theatrical commitment in 15 U. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Watch: Nicole Kidman Talks 'Strangerland' at Sundance (Exclusive Video Interview)

24 January 2015 4:40 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Nicole Kidman is one of our most fearless actresses, from her Oscar-winning role as a depressed Virginia Woolf in "The Hours" and warbling woman of the night in "Moulin Rouge!" to the grieving mother in "Rabbit Hole,"  aggressive newswoman on the rise in "To Die For," and sexy turn in "Paperboy." I talked to her on a chilly balcony overlooking Main Street right before her latest film "Strangerland" made its debut in the World competition.   "Strangerland" is a gorgeously shot moody outback thriller shot in Alice Springs about a pharmacist (Joseph Fiennes, replacing originally cast Guy Pearce) and his wife (Kidman) who move to a new town after their sex-crazed 15-year-old daughter has an affair with a teacher. They haven't had a chance to settle down when the girl and her younger brother vanish during a dust storm, presumably into the desert, spawning all sorts of talk and suspicion as the town police. »

- Anne Thompson

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Sundance 2015: Films to look out for at this year’s festival

22 January 2015 9:53 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Scott Davis on films to look out for at Sundance 2015…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when many of Hollywood’s big hitters gather together to be awarded a variety of different prices on the Awards circuit, culminating with the 87th Academy Awards on February 22nd. But on Thursday weekend in west USA (namely Utah) the Sundance Film Festival kicks off again, and many of the world’s best independent films will get their debuts to the public, and the press, over the next few weeks.

Staff Writer Scott Davis takes a look at some of the films making their debuts, and digs deep to find the next gems that could be coming out way in 2015.

A Walk in the Woods

When an aging travel writer sets out to hike the 2,100-mile-long Appalachian Trail with a long-estranged high school buddy, the duo learn that some roads are better left untraveled. »

- Scott J. Davis

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10 Sundance Directors to Watch Includes Spike Lee Protege, ‘Yes Man’ Writers, ‘Martha Marcy’ Producer

21 January 2015 1:36 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bachelorette” filmmaker Leslye Headland returns to Sundance with a higher profile this time

Filmmaking careers are born at Sundance, as evidenced by directors Kevin Smith (“Clerks”), J.C. Chandor (“Margin Call”) and Damien Chazelle (“Whiplash”). This year’s festival features plenty of returning artists as well as new voices with something fresh to say. TheWrap talked to buyers and sellers before whittling down this list of 10 buzzworthy filmmakers on the eve of Sundance. Something tells us we’ll be hearing about them for years to come.

Also Read: 10 Hottest Sundance Sales Titles: J. Lo, Robert Redford, Keanu Reeves, David Foster Wallace

Nikole Beckwith, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Cmg to sell The Games Maker

19 January 2015 4:35 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Edward Noeltner has come on board to handle international sales excluding Latin America to the children’s fantasy, set to receive its Us premiere in Sundance next week.

The Games Maker has already generated more than $5m at the box office in Latin America, where Disney controls rights.

Joseph Fiennes, David Mazouz and Ed Asner star in the 3D story of a young boy whose love of board games catapaults him into a quest to find his missing parents, save the city of Zyl and overthrow the evil inventor in charge of the mysterious “games maker” competition.

Juan Pablo Buscarini directed The Games Maker from the children’s novel by Pablo De Santis. The film shot in Argentina and completed post-production in Canada. Tom Cavanagh, Valentina Lodovini and Megan Charpentier also star.

The film screens in the Sundance Kids programme on January 25 and 31.

Buscarini produced via his company Pampa Films Argentina alongside Kim C Roberts and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cinema Management Group to sell The Games Maker

19 January 2015 12:35 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Edward Noeltner has come on board to handle international sales excluding Latin America to the children’s fantasy, set to receive its Us premiere in Sundance next week.

The Games Maker has already generated more than $5m at the box office in Latin America, where Disney controls rights.

Joseph Fiennes, David Mazouz and Ed Asner star in the 3D story of a young boy whose love of board games catapaults him into a quest to find his missing parents, save the city of Zyl and overthrow the evil inventor in charge of the mysterious “games maker” competition.

Juan Pablo Buscarini directed The Games Maker from the children’s novel by Pablo De Santis. The film shot in Argentina and completed post-production in Canada. Tom Cavanagh, Valentina Lodovini and Megan Charpentier also star.

The film screens in the Sundance Kids programme on January 25 and 31.

Buscarini produced via his company Pampa Films Argentina alongside Kim C Roberts and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Murder in the First's Tom Felton: 'I thought my character was an alien'

15 January 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Murder in the First hits the UK on Friday, and thank goodness, because we've been dying for a whodunit to sink our teeth into in this miserable weather! The show stars Harry Potter's Tom Felton as Erich Blunt, a Silicon Valley wunderkind who gets himself in hot water when detectives link him to two murders. Bit awkward.

But did he or didn't he? We caught up with Tom to get some clues, including why he thought Erich was an alien and why he's not as much of a baddie as you might think...

Murder in the First is your first regular TV show – what was it about this show that made you want to sign up?

"It was tough, to be honest with you. I'm so not used to this idea of signing up to a ten-part series, and essentially we were signing up on the basis of a single episode, »

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Indie Thriller, Bad Trip, Gets an Official Trailer

9 January 2015 9:05 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Indie Beat's back for an all new year, and today it's bringing with it the first trailer for Bad Trip, and upcoming thriller set in the world of wild raves. Come inside to check it out.  

Here at Cinelinx we like to talk about all aspects of filmmaking and movie news. To that end, we have Indie Beat where we highlight some of the latest news, trailers, and PR releases from the indie filmmaker scene.  So if you're an independent filmmaker and want some coverage on our site, be sure to drop us a line at jordan@cinelinx.com.

A young street kid couple from Pittsburgh save up cash to go to Germany to get lost in the Electronic Dance Music scene. Things don't turn out as expected though. Jack wakes up dazed and confused after a rave, lacking most of his memories of the last rave and Sam is gone. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Liam Neeson to star in Hollywood remake of The Escapist

7 January 2015 8:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Liam Neeson will star in the Hollywood remake of The Escapist.

The actor will lead the cast of the Legendary Pictures project, which has yet to secure a director.

2008's The Escapist was directed by Rupert Wyatt, and starred Brian Cox, Damian Lewis and Joseph Fiennes. Wyatt will serve as a producer on the remake.

The film follows a convict serving a life sentence, who plots a prison break when he learns that his daughter is terminally ill.

Neeson can next be seen in Taken 3, which he has previously suggested will be the final instalment of the series.

Taken 3 is released in the UK tomorrow (January 8) and in the Us on Friday (January 9). Watch a trailer below: »

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Liam Neeson lands lead role in remake of Rupert Wyatt's The Escapist

6 January 2015 11:50 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

With it being Neeson Season and all, I guess it's only appropriate a new project is in the works starring the actor. It's being reported that Liam Neeson will star in Legendary Pictures' remake of the 2008 prisoner thriller The Escapist. The original U.K. film was Rupert Wyatt's (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, The Gambler) directorial debut, and it starred Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes and Dominic Cooper. No director has been announced, but Wyatt is attached to »

- Jesse Giroux

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Liam Neeson Set To Lead Remake Of British Prison Thriller The Escapist

6 January 2015 2:20 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Liam Neeson’s shift from solid drama actor to all-out action badass came rather late in his acting career. As this Friday sees the release of trilogy-closer, Taken 3, does this mean he might be heading for new waters? By the looks of his next project, the answer to that question is a resounding no. Just because Bryan Mills is retiring (we’ll see) doesn’t mean that Neeson has to relinquish his ass-kicking credentials, as he’ll be carrying on his action-packed antics in The Escapist.

A remake of Rupert Wyatt’s British thriller, Studio Canal are taking the reins on this Americanized take on The Escapist. It’s assumed that Neeson will tackle the role Brian Cox commandeered in the first movie, and it’ll be a change to see him dishing out orders while his lackeys do the heavy lifting.

In the 2009 original, Cox starred as a »

- Gem Seddon

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Liam Neeson Takes the Lead in 'The Escapist' Remake

6 January 2015 12:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Liam Neeson is attached to star in a remake of The Escapist, the 2009 film that served as the directorial debut of Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Gambler). Sean O'Keefe is writing the screenplay, but no director is attached at this time. It isn't known when production may begin on the StudioCanal action thriller.

The original film The Escapist starred Brian Cox as a convict serving a life sentence, who recruits his fellow inmates to stage a prison break, so he can visit his ailing daughter. Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Dominic Cooper and Steven Mackintosh rounded out the supporting cast in The Escapist, which helped pave the way for Rupert Wyatt to direct Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Actor Brian Cox revealed to us in a 2011 interview that he was so impressed with Rupert Wyatt's work in The Escapist, that he »

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Liam Neeson to Star in Remake of Rupert Wyatt’s The Escapist; Sean O’Keefe to Write the Script

6 January 2015 12:37 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Liam Neeson is set to reprise his wizened badass character yet again by starring in a remake of Rupert Wyatt's The Escapist.  Wyatt's U.K. prison thriller starred Brian Cox as an inmate with a life sentence who stages a prison break by recruiting fellow inmates so that he can see his sick daughter.  Considering the solid premise and strong cast—which also includes Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Seu Jorge, Liam Cunningham, and Dominic Cooper—I felt that the movie should have been much better than it was, but instead it feels very rote.  Perhaps the American remake can get it right, and putting Neeson in the lead is a good start. A press release from Legendary Pictures also notes that Wyatt will produce, and Sean O'Keefe will pen the script.  While some of O'Keefe's scripts have been picked up, they've been stuck in development hell for years (although »

- Matt Goldberg

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Liam Neeson To Star In "Escapist" Remake?

6 January 2015 12:26 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Liam Neeson is reportedly attached to star in a remake of the 2008 British prison thriller "The Escapist" for StudioCanal. Sean O'Keefe is writing the screenplay, but no director is attached at present.

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" helmer Rupert Wyatt made his directorial debut on the original which starred Brian Cox as a convict serving a life sentence. He recruits his fellow inmates to stage a prison break so he can visit his ailing daughter.

Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper and Liam Cunningham also starred in the original which led to Wyatt's gig rebooting the 'Apes' franchise. Neeson can be seen in cinemas this week with "Taken 3".

Source: Collider »

- Garth Franklin

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