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The 44-year-old actor is said to have signed up to play the lead in the sci-fi adventure film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Butler's character is a "stubborn but charming satellite designer" who is forced to try and save the world from a catastrophic storm when the world's climate-controlling satellites malfunction.
The Australian technicians. union has lost its case against the producers of Gods of Egypt, Alex Proyas. $150 million fantasy adventure starring Gerard Butler, Game of Thrones. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Geoffrey Rush and Brenton Thwaites.
The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance had sought to block the industrial agreement covering crew working on the production from being registered with the Fair Work Commission.
The union opposed the agreement because it was signed by a small number of crew employed during pre-production but applied to workers who were hired later, and it claimed the conditions meant significant cuts to overtime, night loadings and travel time.
The agreement has been registered with the Fair Work Commission following a Federal Court judge's ruling which the union says struck down an important Fwc precedent on which its objections rested.
In a newsletter to members, the Meaa said, .The Fwc had previously decided that in some circumstances it »
- Don Groves
Output deal covers distribution of Summit label films in Germany and Austria.
Lionsgate has secured an expanded multi-year output agreement with Tele München Group (Tmg) covering the distribution of its Summit label films in Germany and Austria in all media.
The expanded agreement was negotiated in Berlin and closed ahead of the release of Summit’s action adventure film Divergent in Germany and Austria on April 10.
The renewed deal will include other tentpole titles such as The Last Witch Hunter, starring Vin Diesel; Gods of Egypt, director Alex Proyas’ epic re-envisioning of mythical ancient Egypt; as well as the sequel to last year’s Now You See Me, which grossed more than $350m at the worldwide box office.
“Having been an early investor in Lionsgate when Jon Feltheimer and Michael Burns re-launched the company in 1999, I am pleased that our strong and long-standing relationships with both Summit and Lionsgate have now come full circle,” said Tmg Chairman »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
London — Lionsgate has inked an expanded multiyear output pact with Tele Muenchen Group covering the distribution of its Summit label films in Germany and Austria in all media, the two companies announced Thursday.
The deal was negotiated in Berlin and closed in anticipation of the release of Summit’s action adventure film “Divergent” in Germany and Austria on April 10, and will include other tentpole titles such as “The Last Witch Hunter,” starring Vin Diesel, “Gods of Egypt,” director Alex Proyas’ epic re-envisioning of mythical ancient Egypt, as well as the sequel to last year’s global sleeper hit “Now You See Me,” which grossed more than $350 million at the worldwide box office.
“We’re delighted to elevate our long-standing partnership with Tmg to the next level, and expand and fortify our relationship with a pipeline loaded with potential franchises and star-driven branded properties,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairmen Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman. »
- Leo Barraclough
Lionsgate has extended its multi-year output deal for Summit Entertainment titles with Herbert Kloiber's Tele Munchen Group. Under the expanded agreement, which Lionsgate and Tmg negotiated at the European Film Market in Berlin in February, Tmg will continue to take all rights for Summit titles in Germany and Austria. Photos: 'Divergent' Photos: 10 Stills From the Dystopian Sci-Fi Film The deal will cover upcoming Summit titles including Vin Diesel vehicle The Last Witch Hunter, Alex Proyas' period epic Gods of Egypt and the sequel to last year's sleeper hit Now You See Me. Tmg released Summit's Twilight Saga
- Scott Roxborough
The producers of Gods of Egypt have dropped a clause in the crew contracts which would have enabled them to access employees. work computers, emails and files.
The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance objected to this provision as unlawful and a breach of its members' privacy.
The producers had sought the right to carry out intermittent surveillance of crew members. work-related computers including records of internet sites and pages visited, files downloaded, video and audio files accessed and data input during work hours or for work purposes.
The union said this clause would breach the Nsw Workplace Surveillance Act 2005 because the surveillance methods had not been disclosed, the surveillance was unauthorised and it would capture the personal devices and equipment of the personal property of employees and contractors.
.While the Meaa understands that producers take certain steps to preserve and protect the intellectual property associated with productions, this clause well »
- Don Groves
Filming begins at the Fox Studios in Sydney with Alex Proyas at the helm and stars Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Geoffrey Rush (pictured, right) and Brenton Thwaites (pictured, left) heading the cast. French actress Elodie Yung (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”) and Chadwick Boseman also feature.
Entertainment One’s Australian unit, previously Hopscotch Films, will handle the local release as a result of an output deal with Summit.
- Patrick Frater
Gods of Egypt, Alex Proyas. fantasy action-adventure starring Gerard Butler, Game of Thrones. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Geoffrey Rush and Brenton Thwaites, started shooting on Thursday at the Fox Studios.
The budget is reportedly $150 million, financed by Us studio Summit Entertainment with support from the Nsw government.s Investment Attraction Scheme.
When he announced the grant, Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner said the production will create an estimated 400 jobs in the local industry and contribute around $75 million in direct production expenditure to the Nsw economy.
Stoner said several of the State.s visual effects companies would be used to create the film.s sets, landscapes and creatures.
Entertainment One (formerly Hopscotch eOne) gets the Australian rights via its output deal with Summit. Based on Egyptian mythology, the screenplay is by Proyas, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the team behind Universal.s Dracula Untold, which opens here in October.
Thwaites plays Bek, a young »
- Don Groves
In February of 2012, Legendary Pictures pulled the plug on Paradise Lost. It was to be a loose adaptation of John Milton's 17th century poem. Director Alex Proyas ("The Crow") had planned to use the most advanced 3D and motion capture technology to bring the biblical saga to life, but in the end budget concerns were too much to overcome. Legendary, tried numerous times to rework the numbers to get it below $120 million, but it was too daunting a task. At the heart of the issue, was the enormous amount of visual effects that were required for the celestial battles, that involved massive aerial warfare. It would've featured an all-star cast: Bradley Cooper as Lucifer, Benjamin Walker as the archangel Michael, Casey Affleck as Gabriel, Diego Boneta as Adam, Camilla Belle as Eve and Dijmon Hounsou as Abdiel, the Angel of Death. Concept Art by Kelton Cram Official Paradise Lost »
Showing the vitality of Liam Neeson carrying a gun and a broken heart, Non-Stop recently gave the new action hero one of his biggest box office weekends so far. Involving an air marshal using a particular set of skills to hunt and kill someone threatening his plane (to paraphrase Taken), the film may seem like a generic Neeson actioner. But while his character might be a composite of previous roles, the anxiety he tackles within this film is fresh. Considering its box office success (and my mother’s intense experience in watching the movie), Non-Stop works efficiently as a thriller in 2014 because it provides viewers with imagery of in-flight chaos not seen since before 9/11. It is also the indication of a natural progression for how Hollywood films are »
- Nick Allen
Phillip Noyce.s Rabbit- Proof Fence may seem to have nothing in common with his latest film, The Giver, a dystopian sci-fi drama which stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Steep, Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.
.Both are about insiders who finds themselves on the outside of their community,. the director told If from New York, where he.s working around the clock in an editing suite.
.Ïn The Giver, Jonas, the central character, lives in an overbearing, very doctrinaire society. He sets off on a very long journey to find a true home. Thematically that is similar to my earlier films Newsfront, Heatwave and Clear and Present Danger..
- Don Groves
Warner Bros. Pictures has announced a number of upcoming release dates today, including an October 23, 2015 release for their The Conjuring 2 . They've also set the date of this October 3 for their spinoff of the original The Conjuring , formerly titled Annabelle . Additionally, WB has set the recently-announced Mean Moms for May 8, 2015 and How to Be Single , starring Lily Collins, for February 12, 2016. The Conjuring 2 is the first film to claim the October 23 date, as is Mean Moms for it's May 8 date. How to Be Single , however, will contend with Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt and Illumination Entertainment's Untitled Pets Project , while the now untitled spinoff will see release opposite David Fincher's Gone Girl . »
Hong Kong – Summit Entertainment’s fantasy actioner “Gods of Egypt” to be directed by Alex Proyas (“I, Robot,” “The Crow”) is expected to shoot in Australia from next month. A union dispute remains to be resolved.
The decision to locate production in New South Wales was confirmed by Andrew Stoner, Nsw’s deputy premier (pictured right, with Proyas, left). The state had been in competition with Victoria to host the production. It is expected that sets will be used at the Fox Studios in Sydney.
“Great news for Nsw film industry with another Hollywood blockbuster, Gods of Egypt, coming to Sydney. 400 jobs & $75m boost to Nsw economy,” Stoner said on Twitter.
The film is understood be promised finance from the Nsw Trade & Investment’s State Investment Attraction Scheme. It will also be eligible for federal production rebates.
The film is be directed by Proyas, from a script written by Proyas, »
- Patrick Frater
The Nsw government has won a bidding war with Victoria for Gods of Egypt, Alex Proyas. fantasy adventure starring Gerard Butler, Game of Thrones. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Geoffrey Rush and Brenton Thwaites. Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner confirmed the production will shoot in Sydney, based at the Fox Studios, lured by Nsw Trade & Investment.s State Investment Attraction Scheme.
.Securing the production of Gods of Egypt for Nsw will create an estimated 400 jobs in the local film industry and contribute around $75 million in direct production expenditure to the Nsw economy,. he said. The production had built sets at the Fox Studios but the decision on whether to shoot there or in Melbourne has only just been made.. The action-adventure based on Egyptian mythology was written by Proyas, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Shooting starts at the end of March.
Stoner said several of the State.s visual effects companies would be used »
- Don Groves
French stunner Elodie Yung has joined the cast of Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt as the goddess Hathor. After raising her profile with a large supporting role in the big-budgeted action blockbuster G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Yung is taking another leap forward with this story about a thief and a god on a magical quest in ancient Egypt. Yung joins an already impressive cast including Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Chadwick Boseman, Brenton Thwaites and Geoffrey Rush.
Coster-Waldau, newly famous in the United States due to his role as Jamie Lannister in Game of Thrones, plays Horus, the god of the sky. He joins forces with Yung’s goddess of love and a human thief (Thwaites, who may be a big name by the time Gods of Egypt arrives due to his leading performance in this summer’s The Giver) in order to avenge the death of his father, Osiris. Gerard Butler stars as main baddie, »
- Dominick Grillo
The plot follows Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), whose father was killed by his uncle Set (Gerard Butler), the god of the Sun. He sets out on a journey to avenge his father's death, with the help of a common thief named Bex (Brenton Thwaites), who is in love with a slave girl named Zaya (Courtney Eaton). Elodie Yung is portraying the Egyptian goddess of joy and wisdom, Hathor, with Geoffrey Rush also starring as Set and Osiris' father, Ra.
Alex Proyas is directing from a script he co-wrote with Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama. Basil Iwanyk is producing through his Thunder Road production company, although it isn't known when production will begin.
Deadline report that French actress and former Wonder Woman candidate Elodie Yung has joined the cast of Alex Proyas' Gods Of Egypt as one of the Gods (or Goddesses in this case). Hathor - in ancient Egyptian mythology she's the goddess who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood. As well as starring as Jinx in the G.I. Joe sequel, Yung popped up as a gang lord in District 13: Ultimatum and also made a brief, but very memorable appearance in David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The story deals with a human thief (Thwaites) who cares little for the affairs of gods but when he discovers Zaya (Eaton) has been cursed by Set (Butler), he falls on the side of Horus (Coster-Waldau), hoping that Set’s death will break the curse. Proyas wrote the script with Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, who are »
The story follows photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), who strikes up an unlikely friendship with James Dean (Dane DeHaan) after landing an assignment with Life Magazine to take the movie star's picture. [Source: ]
The story centers on a special-ops team that fights supernatural beings that have taken over New York City. The tone is described as "Black Hawk Down"-esque. [Source: Heat Vision]
Untitled Heist Film
- Garth Franklin
Here's today's latest casting news: Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan will reunite with That Awkward Moment director Tom Gormican for his untitled heist movie set up at Warner Bros. Elodie Yung is the latest addition to Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt, starring Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. James Badge Dale is reported as being in negotiations for Legendary's supernatural thriller, Spectral, directed by Nic Mathieu. Hit the jump for more on both pictures. The Wrap reports that Jordan and Teller will reteam with Gormican for an untitled heist picture. Brett Ratner and John Cheng will produce with Warner's Scott Aversano. The film will be set in Macau and is said to be in line with comedic capers like Ocean's Eleven. The reunion project has been in the works for a few weeks, but was not announced earlier since That Awkward Moment star Zac Efron will not be involved. »
- Dave Trumbore
When Alex Proyas' Paradise Lost fell through, he turned his attention to a different mythology, and his Gods Of Egypt have been assembling at Summit Entertainment ever since. Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Courtney Eaton and Chadwick Boseman are already on board, and they're now joined by District 13: Ultimatum's Elodie Yung.The bonkers plot, set in Ancient Egypt, sees Butler playing Set, the god of the desert, storms and foreigners in the Egyptian pantheon. After killing and mutilating his own brother, Osiris (god of the afterlife, not yet cast), as part of his plan to murder their father Ra (the sun god, played by Rush), he faces the wrath of his nephew Horus (god of vengeance, played by Coster-Waldau). Never a good idea to anger a god of vengeance.Yung will be playing Hathor, the goddess of love, beauty, motherhood, foreign lands, mining, music »
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