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The Halcyon: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Ovation?

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Vulture Watch Should we book a reservation, elsewhere? Is The Halcyon TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on Ovation? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Halcyon, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A dark comedy-drama on the Ovation premium cable channel, The Halcyon stars Steven Mackintosh, Olivia Williams, Kara Tointon, Alex Jennings, Matt Ryan, Hermione Corfield, Mark Benton, Sope Dirisu, Liz White, Charity Wakefield, Annabelle Apsion, Jamie Blackley, Edward Bluemel, Nick Brimble, Michael Carter, Akshay Kumar, Imogen Waterhouse, Nico Rogner, Kevin Eldon, and Lauren Coe. A World War II period piece, The Halcyon centers on a five-star London hotel, its owner, Lord
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The Halcyon

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Network: Ovation. Episodes: Eight (hour). Seasons: One. TV show dates: October 2, 2017 -- November 20, 2017. Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Steven Mackintosh, Olivia Williams, Kara Tointon, Alex Jennings, Matt Ryan, Hermione Corfield, Mark Benton, Sope Dirisu, Liz White, Charity Wakefield, Annabelle Apsion, Jamie Blackley, Edward Bluemel, Nick Brimble, Michael Carter, Akshay Kumar, Imogen Waterhouse, Nico Rogner, Kevin Eldon, and Lauren Coe. TV show description: A British series from creator Charlotte Jones, The Halcyon TV show was cancelled by ITV in UK, prior to making its Us debut on Ovation. The WWII period drama centers on a five-star London hotel, its owners, staff, and guests, in 1940s London. Richard Garland (Mackintosh) takes great pride in his duties as The Halcyon's Hotel Manager.
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The early screenplays of Jj Abrams

Mark Harrison Sep 13, 2016

Before he hit big with Star Wars and Star Trek, Jj Abrams was penning films such as Forever Young, Regarding Henry and Armageddon...

Jj Abrams is one of the most powerful people in Hollywood right now. Over his career in the movies, he's written, directed, produced, acted and played a wicked keyboard solo on Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions, and through his production company Bad Robot, his name is counted among the credits of massive franchises like Cloverfield, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek and of course Star Wars. He's more of a household name than most filmmakers of his generation and we sometimes wish we wanted anything as much as he wants that Steven Spielberg status.

You can't blame him when you hear about his first paid job in the film industry. Returning a bunch of Spielberg's personal super-8 home movies that he discovered after his
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Revisiting Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves at 25

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The Kevin Costner-headlined Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves is a darker blockbuster than people seem to remember...

This article contains spoilers for Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. It is entirely illustrated with pictures of the late, great Alan Rickman. It was written and originally published before his death earlier this year.

It tends to be a forgotten fact that, in the late 1980s, there were actually three competing Robin Hood projects fighting for a greenlight. A trio of separate scripts were being developed by Tristar Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Morgan Creek Productions, and the only one that would go forward to become a movie would, ultimately, be the Robin Hood screenplay that Kevin Costner chose he wanted to make.

Of the three, the Tristar project was apparently barely in the running. But for a long time, it looked as if 20th Century Fox would win this particular race. It had a director on board, with John McTiernan – hot off the back of Die Hard and in the midst of The Hunt For Red October – set to make its Robin Hood film. And at that stage, it was the most advanced of the projects.

Costner, while this was going on, was making his directorial debut, Dances With Wolves, and was determined not to get boxed in on screenplay changes as he had done on the film before that, Tony Scott’s Revenge. He took a meeting or two with McTiernan with that in mind, and things looked like they might happen.

"Wait a minute. Robin Hood steals money from my pocket, forcing me to hurt the public, and they love him for it?"

The problem was that Fox’s script wasn’t ready enough, and also that McTiernan was also interested in a different, new project with Sean Connery (that ultimately didn’t get made). Upcoming independent Morgan Creek thus moved quickly (having originally sought and failed to get Mel Gibson for the role of its Robin), and pulled a masterstroke by hiring one of Costner’s best friends, Kevin Reynolds, to direct.

Reynolds had directed Costner before on the really very good Fandango, and his involvement – along with a screenplay from Pen Densham and John Watson that was willing to go broader than the traditional Robin Hood legend – led Costner committing to Prince Of Thieves. The Fox and Tristar projects shut down shortly after (although a competing Robin Hood movie, starring Patrick Bergin, would get a UK cinema release in 1991, heading straight to telly in the States).

Yet even with Costner and Reynolds on board, the difficult days were still ahead. It didn’t help that, when Reynolds signed on, he had just a month and a half to prepare a movie that was mainly shooting in the UK. Reynolds, a Texan, would also have to factor in that the movie was not only filming thousands of miles from home, but also that he was shooting in a British winter ("I think the weather in particular was a problem on that shoot because we were shooting in the fall, and especially up north, we had a lot of weather problems, all very rainy and all", he told us). The locations – not one of them the actual Sherwood Forest – would afford Reynolds and his crew comparably few hours of decent daylight a day. It would not be long before Robin Hood would run over schedule. And time was already tight.

Perhaps the first sign of problems came just ahead of shooting. Robin Wright had been cast in the role of Maid Marian, but discovered she was pregnant. Four days before cameras were set to roll, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was drafted in (the film would then overrun, causing - and don't say we never give you killer bits of trivia - her wedding licence to lapse), more than holding her own in the part. That said, she would pinpoint many people’s feelings about Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves when she said in a 2009 Sunday Herald interview that “It felt like different films, different attitudes, and I’d have much rather been in Alan Rickman’s film. I wanted to do what he was doing”. So let’s start there.

"You, my room, 10.30 tonight. You, 10.45... and bring a friend"

You don’t need us to tell you that the most fun moments in Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves centre around the last outright villain Alan Rickman has played on screen, the Sheriff of Nottingham. He turned the role down a couple of times before eventually agreeing (Sam Neill and Richard E Grant were considered, too), on the condition that he could have relatively free reign with the part.

There’s not a line in the film he doesn’t deliver deliciously, and the story goes that the film was re-edited to take bits of Rickman out, and put more of Costner in, such was the Sheriff’s dominance of the movie.

As it turned out, a longer cut would emerge later on DVD and Blu-ray, and it’s the 148 minute version that’s now available on the UK disc release. Oddly enough though, adding more Rickman makes the film a little weaker. The longer cut explores in more detail his relationship with the bizarre Mortianna, revealing more backstory - specifically that she's his mother - and adds in his worshipping at the altar of dual Gods. But it slows down an already bloated film, weakens the character a little and the leaner cut – which even then, isn’t too lean – is arguably the best.

Not that that either appears to be the director’s cut. Most stories about Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves tend to centre on the sizeable disagreement and falling out between Costner and Reynolds, that led to the latter having his cut of the film taken away from him. Costner (who reportedly did some second unit directing) and his producers instead assembled the final version – as they would do with Waterworld, Costner and Reynolds’ next collaboration – and the director was not impressed with it. However, he didn’t hold the cards here, and whilst the final cut was approved by a director called Kevin, it wasn’t the Kevin who actually helmed the film.

Again, we spoke to Kevin Reynolds back in 2008, and he admitted he was pleased that the longer version had seen the light of day in the end. "What you really wish is that the original version had been that, the original release had been your version. But yeah, to some extent I am happy that people saw more of what I intended", he told us. "But... you'd make yourself crazy if you constantly dwelt on it. I sort of don't understand filmmakers that can go back ten, fifteen years later and want to re-work their film or restore it, because you have to let it go".

"I had a very sad childhood, I'll tell you about it sometime. I never knew my parents; it's amazing I'm sane"

Rewatching Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, time hasn’t altered at all the rights and wrongs of it. Its introduction of Azeem, the Moor companion that Robin befriends in a savage scene in Jerusalem at the start of the movie (Costner had been keen that we saw backstory of Robin outside of Sherwood Forest) gave Morgan Freeman a decent, if unexpected role. It’s one of the biggest deviations from the Robin Hood legend, but in fairness, it lends the film its best non-Rickman comedy moments (co-writer Pen Densham went on to say in an interview abut including Azeem that "I was told it was a stupid idea by studios, so overcoming those objections made it worth the effort").

And at times, it needs that early comedy. It takes 40 minutes or so for Robin to finally set foot in pretend Sherwood Forest and meet those who will become his merry men, and the journey there is surprisingly dour. A cast iron example of its seriousness: the film has Brian Blessed appear in its opening ten minutes or so, and promptly kills him. What's going on there?

In fairness, we have met the two villains of the piece in that time. And we get our introduction to Alan Rickman's Sheriff. Take his gleeful promise to "cut out your heart with a spoon" as just one example of what he does right here. It's delivered with delicious, pitch-perfect villainy, one step short of winking at the audience (in fact the film does break the fourth wall, right at the end, with such a wink). But let's not forget Michael Wincott's hardly cheery and really quite intimidating Guy Of Gisborne. He rarely gets mentioned when people talk about the film and his work here is actually really good.

It's useful, because - and I say this as a huge fan of the man - Costner's isn't so much. He pitches his Robin as an anti-Errol Flynn, but the first time I saw the film, the cinema erupted in a guffaw when he said in his California tone "this is English courage". As the film went on, Costner wisely abandoned any attempt at an English accent, and his performance thus improved. Furthermore, his comedy moments are strong. Comedy has always been a Costner strength, and is again here.

That said, the accent criticisms would stick, and Mel Brooks would have fun with it in his spoof inspired by Prince Of Thieves, Robin Hood: Men In Tights. When his Robin Hood, Cary Elwes, says "this Robin speaks with an English accent", Men In Tights gets one of its few laughs right there.

"Cut out his heart with a spoon"

It'd be remiss too not to mention a few other standouts.

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves is the only film to date that brings Kevin Costner and Elmo from Brush Strokes together on the big screen (to date, anyway, depending on Howard Lew Lewis' schedule). And the merry men feature no shortage of fun characters: step forward Nick Brimble's grand Little John, Soo Drouet as his wife, Fanny (behave), and the marvellous Michael McShane as Friar Tuck. It's a grand ensemble.

There's also another American accent in the mix, this time belonging to Christian Slater's Will Scarlett (a role once earmarked for Johnny Depp). It's credit to the writers here that they tried to deepen the story with the twist about Will being Robin's brother, even if Slater's stroppy looks probably gave the game away a bit earlier. Slater also improvised the "fuck me, he cleared it" line, that had to be cut from the UK release to earn a PG rating (14 seconds were chopped in all).

That said, BBFC chief James Ferman would express that his only regret on his retirement was allowing Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves through with such a soft certificate. He had a point. This is a brutal, violent film, with a surprisingly nasty edge for a family movie. And there's also the ending of the film, which leaves a really sour taste.

Up until the final act, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves is generally enormous fun (appreciating the downbeat early scenes, and the remarkably adept blind man, Duncan). Reynolds - shooting his arrows at 300 frames a second - has a busy camera, that he's willing to point wherever he needs to keep the film moving. His action moments - clearly practical - are strong, and the arrows of fire being launched into the Sherwood camp make for an excellent sequence. He breathlessly mixes up action and comedy, and then takes time to set up a potentially brilliant final sequence, as Robin and chums must halt the Sheriff's wedding, and save ten of their men - one of whom is John and Fanny's son - from being hanged.

What leaves the sour taste is that it's underpinned by a prolonged scene of attempted rape. Even more sourly, it's shot from an audience point of view. And at the time of the film's release, nobody (including me) seemed to notice.

I certainly notice it now, and what makes it doubly unpleasant and disturbing is that it's played for comedy. As the Sheriff tries to have his way with Marian, he's firing out one liners. There's not a blockbuster film now that could or should get away with that as Robin Hood does here. Arguably, Robin Hood shouldn't have done either.

In an era where films such as Die Hard have been downgraded to 15 from 18, it's interesting that Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves is one of the few to have gone the other way. The disc release, with the original 142 minute cinema cut we saw in the UK is now a 12, and even then, there's a sense the BBFC is being a bit generous.

"God bless you, Fanny! And God bless Robin Hood!"

Before I wrap up, It'd be remiss not to touch on the music. Bryan Adams' infamous song would spend longer at the top of the British singles chart that any before it or since.

But more interestingly, Michael Kamen's energetic score to Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, is brilliant. Kamen died of a heart attack at the age of just 55, and it's one of several excellent scores he penned in his lifetime. It's a tragedy we never got to hear more.

Still, revisiting Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves has been interesting for me. I've always liked the film an awful lot, but my reservations about the ending grow with each viewing. It just doesn't feel right. It did not stop the film from being a massive hit, though.

For Costner, he wouldn't just come through the criticism of his performance unscathed, he'd emerge with a huge success. What's particularly notable about Kevin Costner at the height of his movie star days is that he didn't get there by being symbolised with a gun in his hand. Granted, he had a gun in scenes in a few of his films, yet that wasn't the image of him. At a point when Arnold Schwarzenegger was the world's other biggest movie star, the difference between the two was firmly pronounced.

Costner and Reynolds would patch up their differences, only to fall out in even more spectacular style on Waterworld (only to patch up their differences again and reunite for Hatfield & McCoys). But with Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, against considerable odds, they fashioned an often hugely entertaining - and hugely uncomfortable - blockbuster, with an immense villain.

And yep, even Sean turning up at the end still raises a smile. Even though his surprise cameo was widely leaked even before the world wide web routinely did that sort of thing for you...

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Revolver Entertainment Giving Their Soulmate a U.S. Release

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Ever since Axelle Carolyn's feature debut Soulmate hit DVD over in the UK, we've been anxiously awaiting word about a release date here in the States. Such an announcement is surely coming soon as we've just learned that Revolver Entertainment has scooped up the supernatural thriller...

... and will be releasing it sometime in the remainder of 2014. While we wait for a date with our Soulmate, check out the UK trailer and uncut opening scene below!

The film stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale), and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and was penned by Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday.

Soulmate is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Centurion) presentation for production company Sterling Pictures. Executive producers on the film are Michael Riley, John Wolstenholme, and Doug Abbott for Screen Projex alongside Belgian co-producer Title Media.
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Revolver finds Soulmate for Halloween

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Revolver finds Soulmate for Halloween
Revolver Entertainment USA has acquired North America to Genesis Film Sales thriller Soulmate, due for a Halloween release.

British psychological thriller Soulmate stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale) and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers).

The story centres on a young widow (Walton) who retreats to an isolated cabin after a failed suicide attempt, to recuperate. Still haunted by the tragic death of her husband and struggling with her psychosis, she begins to hear strange noises.

Writer-director Axelle Carolyn’s feature debut is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers) presentation for Sterling Pictures.

Executive producers are Michael Riley, Giles Daoust, John Wolstenholme and Doug Abbott for Screen Projex, alongside Belgian co-producer Title Media.
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Soulmate - Check Out The Opening Too Nasty for British Censors

So British censors have deemed the opening of Axelle Carolyn's Soulmate too nasty for public consumption. Well, here in the States we like nasty. We like it a lot. Check out the uncut opening right here.

Soulmate is currently available on DVD over in the UK with no Stateside release yet announced.

The supernatural thriller stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale), and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and was penned by Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday.

Synopsis:

Soulmate follows a young woman who retreats to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.

The film is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Centurion) presentation for production company Sterling Pictures.
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Here’s the UK Trailer for Axelle Carolyn’s Soulmate

Take a look at the UK trailer for Soulmate, the feature debut from Axelle Carolyn. The film recently played at the Etheria Film Festival here in Los Angeles; it's now available on DVD overseas. No word yet on domestic distribution, but we'll let you know when it lands in the States.

Soulmate stars Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom, Tanya Myers and Nick Brimble.

Synopsis: Recently widowed Audrey moves to the countryside in a bid to get her life back on track. When she realizes the cottage she's renting is haunted, she decides to stay and strikes up an odd relationship with the ghost.

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UK Trailer Introduces You to Axelle Carolyn's Soulmate

Here at Dread we couldn't possibly be any prouder of Axelle Carolyn, who is an alum of this very website. She makes her feature debut with the ghost story Soulmate, and on tap for you today is the UK trailer for the flick. Show your support by checking it out!

Soulmate is currently available on DVD over in the UK with no Stateside release yet announced.

The supernatural thriller stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale), and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and was penned by Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday.

Synopsis:

Soulmate follows a young woman who retreats to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.

The film is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent,
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‘Soulmate’ DVD Review

Stars: Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom, Tanya Myers, Nick Brimble, Emma Cleasby | Written and Directed by Axelle Carolyn

[Note: This review is of the full Uncut version of Soulmate shown at last years Frightfest Halloween All-Nighter, which is not the version being released on DVD. The BBFC requested cuts to the opening suicide scene due to "imitable technique" and so director Axelle Carolyn excised the entire scene from the home entertainment release - hopefully that scene will be made available online at some point]

Actress Axelle Carolyn first turned her hand to directing with the well-received short The Last Post in 2011, she followed it up with the short The Halloween Kid, which screened as part of the International Short Film Showcase at Film4 Frightfest in August 2012. Soulmate, her feature directorial debut, stars Anna Walton (who previously worked with Carolyn on The Halloween Kid and will be a familiar face in to genre fans, having appeared in Hellboy 2 in 2008 and The Seasoning House in 2012) and sees a woman, Audrey, retreat to a remote country cottage after attempting to commit suicide due to the sudden death of her husband. But once settled in she soon discovers her safe haven is haunted by its previous owner, and this spirit has some startling links to the nearby local community, especially the strange Zellaby family.
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Cannes Tidbits Offer the Latest on Zombeavers, The Master Cleanse, Soulmate and The Night Comes For Us

On tap for you today are lots of little morsels of info regarding four upcoming horror films, so let's waste no time and jump right in, shall we?!

First up, Screen Daily reports that the horror comedy Zombeavers has been picked up for distribution in a slew of different markets, including Europe (Splendid Films), Spain (A Contracorriente Films), France (Zylo), Australia and New Zealand (Roadshow) and the Middle East (Prime Pictures).

Epic is understood to be closing a multi-territory deal with a major distributor for the UK, Scandinavia, Latin America and Eastern Europe excluding Russia and a pan-Asian pay-tv deal with a studio. Negotiations are ongoing for Russia, Taiwan and South Korea.

Jordan Rubin directed the tale of girlfriends at a lakeside getaway who get attacked by mutant rodents. Evan Astrowsky, Chris Bender, Jc Spink, Christopher Lemole and Tim Zajaros produced.

The site also reports that Johnny Galecki, Chloe Sevigny
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Soda Pictures finds Soulmate

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Soda Pictures finds Soulmate
Exclusive: UK distributor nabs Neil Marshall–execed thriller.

Soda Pictures has acquired UK rights to completed Genesis Film Sales thriller Soulmate, now due for a July release.

Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale) and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) star in the story of a young widow who is disturbed by a cottage’s previous inhabitant after a failed suicide attempt.

Writer-director Axelle Carolyn’s feature debut is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers) presentation for Sterling Pictures.

Executive producers on the film are Michael Riley, Giles Daoust, John Wolstenholme and Doug Abbott for Screen Projex, alongside Belgian co-producer Title Media.

Genesis’ Cannes slate includes comedy-romance SuperBob, produced by Robert Jones, and drama Winter, executive produced by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and starring Stacy Martin in her follow-up to Nymphomaniac.
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Axelle Carolyn Reveals Her Soulmate at Etheria Film Night

We here at Dread Central are super excited about the debut feature from Axelle Carolyn, who is an alum of this very website. It's a supernatural thriller called Soulmate, and it's set to headline this year's Etheria Film Night. Read on for details!

From the Press Release

The 2014 Etheria Film Night is pleased to host the North American Premiere of writer/director Axelle Carolyn’s feature film Soulmate at the Egyptian Theatre on July 12th, 2014.

Etheria Film Night is dedicated to showcasing the best new genre films directed by women and screens only one feature-length film each year. In 2014 that film is Axelle Carolyn’s supernatural thriller Soulmate. The premiere will be followed by a red carpet cocktail reception and the official Etheria Film Night short film competition lineup (to be announced in May 2014).

Recently widowed Audrey moves to the countryside in a bid to get her life back on track.
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New One-Sheet for Axelle Carolyn's Soulmate

On tap right now is some beautiful artwork for Dread Central alum and fave Axelle Carolyn's latest film, Soulmate. This artwork comes courtesy of the uber-talented Graham Humphreys (who made the well-known UK posters for Nightmare on Elm Street and Evil Dead II). Dig it!

The supernatural thriller stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale), and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and marks the feature debut of director Axelle Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday. Carolyn also penned the script.

Synopsis:

Soulmate follows a young woman who retreats to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.

The film is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Centurion) presentation for production company Sterling Pictures.
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Afm 2013: Axelle Carolyn Finds a Soulmate

Some new sales art for the next flick from Dread Central alum and fave Axelle Carolyn, Soulmate, is here; and we have every haunting pixel of it for ya. Read on for the latest details, and look for more soon!

The supernatural thriller stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale), and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and marks the feature debut of director Axelle Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday. Carolyn also penned the script.

Synopsis:

Soulmate follows a young woman who retreats to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.

The film is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Centurion) presentation for production company Sterling Pictures. Executive producers on the film are Michael Riley,
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Frightfest 2013: ‘Soulmate’ Review

Stars: Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom, Tanya Myers, Nick Brimble, Emma Cleasby | Written and Directed by Axelle Carolyn

Actress Axelle Carolyn first turned her hand to directing with the well-received short The Last Post in 2011, she followed it up with the short The Halloween Kid, which screened as part of the International Short Film Showcase at Film4 Frightfest in August 2012. Well now she returns to to the Frightfest fold for her first feature film Soulmate, which opened the 2013 Frightfest Halloweeen All-Nighter.

The film, which stars Anna Walton (who previously worked with Carolyn on The Halloween Kid and will be a familiar face in to genre fans, appearing in Hellboy 2 in 2008 and The Seasoning House in 2012) sees a woman, Audrey, retreat to a remote country cottage after attempting to commit suicide due to the sudden death of her husband. But once settled in she soon discovers her safe haven is haunted by its previous owner,
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Afm 2013: Axelle Carolyn's Soulmate Headed to Sitges and Afm

Good things are coming up for Dread Central alum and fave Axelle Carolyn as her new project cooking Soulmate is picking up big time steam. Read on for the latest details and look for more soon!

According to Screen Daily Genesis Film Sales will commence global sales on Soulmate at this year’s American Film Market. It will follow Soulmate’s world premiere at the 46th Sitges International Film Festival this month.

The supernatural thriller stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale) and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and marks the feature debut of director Axelle Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday. Carolyn also penned the script.

Soulmate follows a young woman who retreats to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.
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Soulmate sales to begin at Afm

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Soulmate sales to begin at Afm
Supernatural thriller, presented by Neil Marshall, marks the directorial debut of actress Axelle Carolyn.

Genesis Film Sales will commence global sales on Soulmate at this year’s American Film Market (Afm). It will follow Soulmate’s world premiere at the 46th Sitges International Film Festival this month.

The supernatural thriller stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale) and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and marks the feature debut of director Axelle Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday. Carolyn also penned the script.

The film is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Centurion) presentation for production company Sterling Pictures.

Executive producers on the film are Michael Riley, John Wolstenholme and Doug Abbott for Screen Projex, alongside Belgian co-producer Title Media.

Ian Hall, CEO of Genesis said: “Director Axelle Carolyn successfully bridges the gap between actor and filmmaker, having written
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FrightFest Halloween All-Nighter Films Announced

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The full lineup for the FrightFest All-Nighter in London has been announced and includes Nothing Left to Fear and The Station:

“The FrightFest All-Nighter 13 returns to the Vue in London’s Leicester Square on Saturday October 26 for the third year, with six killer titles including UK premieres of The Station, Patrick, Nothing Left To Fear and Soulmate. So climb aboard FrightFest’s Halloween Express, with guests including Neil Marshal, Anna Walton, Renaud Gautheir and Michael Armstrong, for the night-ride of your lives.

Tickets for the London event go on sale Tues 1 Oct.

Horror fans around the country can join in the fearsome fun on Saturday 2 November, when the event travels to the Gft Glasgow and the Empires in Sunderland, Newcastle and Poole. On Sat November 16 the event hits the Watershed Bristol

London line-up:

18:30 Soulmate (UK Premiere)

Axelle Carolyn makes her impressive feature debut with a sophisticated ghost story. After
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Film4 FrightFest Announce All-Nighter Line-Up For Halloween

The FrightFest All-Nighter 13 returns to the Vue in London’s Leicester Square on Saturday October 26th for the third year, with six killer titles including UK premieres of The Station, Patrick, Nothing Left To Fear and Soulmate. So climb aboard FrightFest’s Halloween Express, with guests including Neil Marshal, Anna Walton, Renaud Gautheir and Michael Armstrong, for the night-ride of your lives

Horror fans around the country can join in the fearsome fun on Saturday 2nd November, when the event travels to the Gft Glasgow and the Empires in Sunderland, Newcastle and Poole. Then, on Saturday November 16th, the event hits the Watershed Bristol.

London line-up: 18:30 Soulmate (UK Premiere)

Axelle Carolyn makes her impressive feature debut with a sophisticated ghost story. After attempting to commit suicide due to the sudden death of her husband, Audrey (Anna Walton) decides to retreat to a remote country cottage. But she soon discovers
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