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Soda Pictures has acquired UK & Irish home video rights to Philip Ridley’s 1990 cult classic The Reflecting Skin, featuring Viggo Mortensen in one of his first starring roles and Scottish actress Lindsay Duncan.
The UK/Canada co-production, which has never been released on DVD or Blu-Ray in the UK before, will be released by the Anglo-Canadian distributor in a special edition later this year.
This release will be the worldwide video premiere of a new, director-approved high-definition transfer. Exclusive bonus material is currently in production, including newly-filmed interviews with Ridley and Mortensen.
Further details, including release dates, will be announced in the lead-up to the restoration’s UK premiere at Film4 Frightfest in August, which was announced yesterday.
The Reflecting Skin played at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival and went on to win 11 international awards.
Set in the Idaho farmlands of the 1950s, the film »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Munich has been a film-industry center for about a century. Camera company Arri launched there in 1917, and Bavaria Film Studios was established in 1919, although its founder, Peter Ostermayr, had been making movies in the city for several years before. Alfred Hitchcock shot his first released feature there in 1925, and was followed by such leading filmmakers as Billy Wilder, John Huston and Stanley Kubrick.
It is within that tradition that Diana Iljine, CEO and director of the Munich Film Festival, presents her event, which opens with David Oelhoffen’s Algeria-set Western “Far From Men,” starring Viggo Mortensen; the closing-night feature will be Matteo Garrone’s “Tale of Tales,” pictured above, starring Salma Hayek, fresh from its Cannes debut.
“Munich has always been a movie town,” Iljine says. The city remains one of the world’s great movie-business hubs, and that’s one reason why the festival attracts 2,000 or so film industry professionals, »
- Leo Barraclough
It’s only slow in the way a rattlesnake or a predatory killer is slow. This terrific film is actually tense, twisty and brilliant. Don’t be put off by the dull poster or the heartsinking critical talk since its Sundance premiere about it bringing a “European” sensibility to the western. Writer-director John Maclean makes a lethally stylish feature debut with this tale of murder and survival in the old west. He has put together a drum-tight picture with elegant and dust-dry humour; it’s wonderfully shot by cinematographer Robbie Ryan, and Maclean incidentally brings off a brutally outrageous digression that would make Quentin Tarantino proud.
- Peter Bradshaw
The inherent contradiction of landscaping – wherein nature’s splendor is manufactured through rigorous human interference – is likely one most filmmakers can sympathize with. Like gardening, making movies is about presenting a beautiful whole to the public, while hiding the dirty hands and sweated hours that went into making the attraction look natural and organic. A Little Chaos, the Versailles-set period drama, maintains itself effortlessly when drolly snipping at the garish French aristocracy, but as a heartfelt romance with a green thumb, it’s a forced arboreal labor.
“There is an outdoor ballroom in the gardens of Versailles. In what follows, that much at least is true,” reads the opening text of A Little Chaos. It’s a simple and arch preamble that lets director and co-writer Alan Rickman clear away any expectations of historical fidelity one might come to the film bearing. As further suggested by the opening minutes, which »
- Sam Woolf
The Ex Machina actress had been rumoured to be starring opposite Michael Fassbender in video game adaptation Assassin's Creed, but Deadline reports that scheduling conflicts will prevent her from committing.
Bourne 5 is expected to premiere on July 16, 2016.
If you don't know the name Alicia Vikander yet you likely will very soon, as she is on her way to becoming a household name in Hollywood. After wowing audiences with her gripping performance in Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, Deadline is reporting that Vikander has signed on to star in the next entry of the Bourne franchise known as Bourne 5. She will be sharing the screen with returning cast members Julia Stiles and Jason Bourne himself – Matt Damon. They will be directed by Paul Greengrass, who is also returning to the franchise. The film's villain will be played by Viggo Mortensen, who's reportedly in talks. This is yet another interesting choice for the Swedish-born actress. She had been in talks with star alongside Michael Fassbender in the upcoming adaption of the video game Assassin's Creed but she chose to do the Bourne film instead and passed on Creed. »
- Kevin Olson
Yesterday we heard that Paul Greengrass was seeking out some serious talent for his upcoming Bourne flick with both Viggo Mortensen and Alicia Vikander rumored to be up for leading roles. It looks as though one of them is a sure thing, as Vikander has officially signed on to star alongside Matt Damon. If you had the pleasure of checking out Alex Garland's Ex MacHina this year, you've seen... Read More »
- Sean Wist
It has long been assumed Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) would join Matt Damon in the upcoming Untitled Matt Damon/Bourne Sequel (aka Bourne 5), but it wasn't yet confirmed until today. Deadline reports Vikander will indeed join the cast, which recently saw Julia Stiles sign on to once again star as Nicky Parsons along with word Viggo Mortensen has been offered the villain role, but has yet to officially sign on. There's still no word on which direction the story will head. Meanwhile, Vikander's decision to star in the Bourne film means she won't have time in her schedule to shoot the video game adaptation Assassin's Creed alongside Michael Fassbenber for director Justin Curzel. If you're not yet familiar with Vikander this year should take care of that as she has already seen both Ex Machina and Testament of Youth hit theaters and still has The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Adam Jones, »
- Brad Brevet
Director Paul Greengrass might be looking at one hell of an actor to play the villain in the next Bourne movie. The Wrap's Jeff Sneider has heard that Viggo Mortensen has been offered the bad guy role in Bourne 5. This comes on the heels of last week's news that Julia Stiles will back back as Nicky Parsons in the fifth installment in the franchise, and Ex MacHina actress Alicia Vikander may be in... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
The return of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass to the Bourne movies has been definite for a while now (following their collaboration on The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum), and production on the film can't be far off. The movie, after all, is set for release on July 29th 2016, and Greengrass tends to shoot his movies for a long time.
It's been revealed over the weekend that also returning from the earlier Greengrass-Damon Bourne movies will be the terrific Julia Styles. She played Nicky in the movies, and appeared in the original trilogy. She was missing from the Jeremy Renner-headlined The Bourne Legacy, to which a separate sequel is still apparently being developed.
Also in Bourne 5 news, the identity of the film's villain may have been revealed. The »
This past Friday saw some big forward movement for Paul Greengrass' upcoming untitled Bourne 5, with it being revealed that Julia Stiles will be back to reprise her role as Nicky Parsons in the film. Obviously that won't be the end of the casting process, however, and there's news that the project is looking to add an absolutely fantastic actor to play the film's villain: Viggo Mortensen. A reporter from The Wrap has the scoop on this development, revealing the news on his personal Twitter account. As you can probably guess from the source of this news, there aren't a ton of details available about the character - though there's definitely a suggestion that this is hardly a done deal. Instead, the message merely says that Mortensen has been "offered" the part of the Bourne 5 antagonist, and it's unclear if he's looking to sign on, or even potentially interested in »
According to Variety, Julia Stiles has signed on to return alongside Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass for the upcoming fifth instalment of the Bourne franchise, reprising her role as CIA operative Nicky Parsons from the first three movies.
Damon and Stiles are set to be joined by Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) in the cast of Bourne 5, while the site also reports that Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings) has been offered the role of the assassin tracking Jason Bourne, although his participation is yet to be confirmed.
Bourne 5 is set for release on July 29th, 2016.
- Gary Collinson
Universal Pictures was working on a sequel to Jeremy Renner's "The Bourne Legacy" when Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum) decided to return for at least one more installment in the Jason Bourne franchise. "The Bourne Legacy 2" was immediately placed on hold in order to focus on Damon's version. Production is set to begin shortly, and now comes word that Julia Stiles has been brought back to reprise her role as CIA Agent Nicky Parsons, the character she played in the first three films. Meanwhile, The Wrap is reporting that Viggo Mortensen has been offered the main villain role. Regarding the story, very little is known, except that producer Frank Marshall confirmed that Renner's Aaron Cross character from "The Bourne Legacy" will not be in the new movie. However, Marshall added that "The Bourne Legacy 2" is still in the works. Damon's Jason Bourne film is set »
Stiles has signed on to return as Nicky in the next installment, while Mortensen has reportedly just been offered a villain role
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- Christopher Campbell
Just hours after we reported that Bourne franchise star Julia Stiles is reprising her role as Nicky Parsons in Universal's Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel, a new report has surfaced about who may play the bad guy. The Wrap's Jeff Sneider claims that Viggo Mortensen has been offered the main villain role, but it isn't known if the actor plans on accepting this offer or not. This will be the first time Matt Damon is returning to the beloved franchise since 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum.
Paul Greengrass is directing and co-writing the new Bourne screenplay with Christopher Rouse. No plot details have surfaced yet, but producer Frank Marshall recently revealed that they are in pre-production, with the filmmakers scouting locations and casting. It isn't known when production may begin, but the studio has already set a July 29, 2016 release date, so shooting may begin sooner than later.
This project is being »
It looks like Matt Damon (The Martian) and Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) won't be the only familiar faces returning for Bourne 5. Deadline is reporting that Julia Stiles (Dexter) has closed a deal to reprise her role as Nicky Parsons in Universal's next Bourne adventure. Stiles is the only cast member, outside of Damon, to appear in all three of the original Bourne trilogy films. Her character, Nicky, started out as a Treadstone technician before becoming one of Jason Bourne's most trusted allies/potential love interest throughout the course of the trilogy. Additionally, we may also have some news on who Jason Bourne may be going up against when he returns to the big screen in 2016. Jeff Sneider of The Wrap is reporting that Viggo Mortensen (The Lord Of The Rings) has been offered the lead villain role. This latest news comes a few weeks after Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) was »
Four months after publicly lobbying to return as CIA operative Nicky Parsons in Bourne 5, Deadline reports Stiles recently signed up for the project.
Bourne 5 is re-teaming Damon with director Paul Greengrass, who worked on the Supremacy and Ultimatum sequels.
Mortensen is apparently eying a role as an assassin who tails Jason Bourne in his latest mission.
Bourne 5 bows on July 29, 2016. »
With a release date set for just over a year from now, casting on the fifth Jason Bourne movie is underway. Matt Damon is set to reprise his role as Jason Bourne and he'll be collaborating with Paul Greengrass as director after the duo took a break while Jeremy Renner starring in The Bourne Legacy for franchise creator Tony Gilroy. Today brings word Julia Stiles will be back once again as covert agent Nicky Parsons whom we last saw in a cafe learning Bourne's body wasn't found after he took a leap in the East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum. Stiles is the only confirmed cast member beyond Damon with no new names added just yet, though it has been rumored Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) is being sought for a major role and now Jeff Sneider of The Wrap reports Viggo Mortensen has »
- Brad Brevet
The plot of Bourne 5 is still under wraps, but if nothing else we can expect it to involve an old friend and a new enemy. Julia Stiles is set to reunite with Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass for the film, while Viggo Mortensen is being eyed to play the villain. More on the Bourne 5 Viggo Mortensen and Julia Stiles casting after the […]
- Angie Han
Update: Variety reports that Viggo Mortensen, known for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, has been offered the villainous part of the assassin tracking Bourne, but he hasn’t accepted yet.
Original: The currently untitled Bourne 5 was already going to be a series reunion of sorts, with star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass both returning after having been absent for 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, and now another familiar face has been confirmed. Julia Stiles, who played Nicky Parsons in the first three Bourne movies, has just signed on to reprise her role in Universal’s “Untitled Next Bourne Chapter.”
Parsons, a covert agent, became a close ally of Jason Bourne’s (Damon) over the course of the franchise. Her return begs the question of whether Joan Allen, who also had a pivotal role in The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, will be re-enlisted for what seems like a franchise pivot. »
- Isaac Feldberg
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