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Lionsgate has released the trailer for its upcoming “Black Butterfly,” starring Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Piper Perabo. The thriller is the remake of the acclaimed made-for-tv French film “Papillon Noir,” written by Hervé Korian. It marks the second directorial effort for actor Brian Goodman, who previously helmed the 2008 crime drama “What Doesn’t Kill You.”
In “Black Butterfly,” Paul (Banderas), a lonely screenwriter who lives in an isolated cabin, picks up a drifter named Jack (Rhys Meyers) and offers him a place to stay. But Paul soon realizes he’s made a huge mistake, as Jack starts to become really edgy and demanding, even taking Paul hostage and forcing him to write. With every action, including the murder of the local sheriff, Jack pushes Paul to the limit.
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- Yoselin Acevedo
Following in the footsteps of Deep Impact and Armageddon, Dante's Peak and Volcano, Red Planet and Mission To Mars, as well as countless others, we're about to witness dueling Winston Churchill movies later this year. Our first helping of the Prime Minster of the United Kingdom will arrive with Churchill, which sees Brian Cox taking on the title role. The Jonathan Teplitzky (Broadchurch)... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Codenamed Operation Neptune, the Normandy landings of World War II have gone on to inspire storytellers in the vein of Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan) and Darryl F. Zanuck, who was part of the creative team behind wartime epic The Longest Day.
It’s not hard to locate a film built around the infamous D-day landings, then, but it becomes more difficult to find a character-driven drama that sheds light on the politics behind the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France. Enter Churchill, Jonathan Teplitzky’s (The Railway Man) star-studded biopic that places the great Brian Cox in the shoes of the tenacious British Bulldog. Shackled with depression and a startling loss of confidence, by June 1944, Winston Churchill is “a shadow of the hero” he once was, and all of this feeds his reservations about shipping over a million soldiers to the European theater of war.
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- Michael Briers
Canadian horror fans can find The Autopsy of Jane Doe on Blu-ray today! Raven Banner Releasing is handling the home entertainment release. And, the film deals with a strange corpse, with supernatural qualities. The film centrally stars: Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch. Well rated and reviewed, The Autopsy of Jane Doe is sure to spread some dark joy, via a Special Edition version. All of the details on the film's Canadian release are hosted here. The official Blu-ray artwork can also be found here. It shows witchy sigils and a greyish eye. Lifeless, the eye looks on, with grey skin. The tagline: "every body has a secret" brings the film back to its centerpiece, a corpse. Meanwhile, long time horror writer Stephen King's short (possibly Twitter) review states: "visceral horror to rival Alien and early Cronenberg. Watch it, but not alone." And, this viewer recommends you see the film with all the lights off. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Hollywood history is littered with competing projects about similar subjects. The most famous example is probably the double-header of Armageddon and Deep Impact in 1998, but the phenomenon continues to this day. Remember how 2012 brought us Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror, Mirror? Now, 2017 is bringing us dueling biopics about Winston Churchill, […]
- Jacob Hall
As is so often the case in cinema, when one drama about a particular subject or figure comes along, another one arrives soon after. Before Joe Wright’s Gary Oldman-led drama Darkest Hour hits theaters later this year, another historical drama about Winston Churchill will arrive this summer. In the aptly-named Churchill, Brian Cox portrays the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the first trailer has now landed.
Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man), this drama takes place specifically right before D-Day and follows Churchill’s internal battle in making the decision to send troops to certain death. Scripted by Alex von Tunzelmann, Cox certainly seems fitting for the part, so this should be a worthy warm-up to Wright’s film, and even another WWII film this summer: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.
- Jordan Raup
Lionsgate has released the UK trailer for its upcoming historical drama/thriller “Churchill.” The film about the legendary British Primer Minister hails from Australian director Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”), from a screenplay by British author/historian Alex von Tunzelmann. Brian Cox toplines the film.
Here is the plot summary: In June 1944, allied Forces stand on the brink: a million soldiers are secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe. Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler’s Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he’ll be remembered as the architect of carnage.
- Yoselin Acevedo
Author: Jon Lyus
As with Deep Impact and Armageddon, White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen there are to be two films released in 2017 focusing on Winston Churchill. Joe Wright is following up his gaze into the Black Mirror with Darkest Hour, which looks at the fight against Hitler in the early days of World War II. An almost unrecognisable Gary Oldman is our Churchill in Wright’s film, alongside Lily James, Rogue One’s Ben Mendelsohn and the late John Hurt in his last filmed role.
Lionsgate have Brian Cox as their Prime Minister in the new film from The Railway Man director Jonathan Teplitzky. Unambiguously titled Churchill, the film sees Cox lead a cast which includes Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Richard Durden, Julian Wadham and James Purefoy.
- Jon Lyus
Winston Churchill is having a moment. The iconic British prime minster was portrayed winningly by John Lithgow in the first season of “The Crown,” and later this year, Gary Oldman will play the leader in Joe Wright‘s “Darkest Hour.” Coming right in between the two is the simply named “Churchill.”
Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man“), the film sees Brian Cox stepping into the title role, playing the politician in his later years, who must grapple with the life and death decisions behind the D-Day landing at Normandy.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Lionsgate has released the first trailer for Churchill, the upcoming biopic of the legendary British wartime Prime Minister, which is directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) and sees Brian Cox leading the cast alongside Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Richard Durden, Julian Wadman and James Purefoy. Take a look at the trailer here…
Churchill follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944. As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, »
- Gary Collinson
Paris-based Wild Bunch TV announces fresh deals to China and South Korea as well as major Svod sale to Asia and Mena.
Frank Spotnitz’s high-end Italian Renaissance drama Medici: The Masters of Florence is heading to Asia following a round of high-profile deals to the region.
Paris-based Wild Bunch TV has announced fresh sales to China (BlueMedia Times), the Philippines (Abs-cbn) as well as to South Korea, where it has been acquired by Green Narea Media.
The series has also been sold to burgeoning Malaysia-based Svod player Iflix for 80 territories across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Other new deals include to Finland (Yle), Russia (MTV Networks), the Balkins (Dexins), Greece (Tanweer Alliances), Netherlands (Benelux Film Investment) and Turkey (Fabula Medya) for first window rights.
The series broke rating records in Italy when it aired on state broadcaster Raiuno last October, with early episodes drawing more than seven million spectators, or 30% of »
Entertainment Weekly has debuted three first look images for the upcoming biographical drama Churchill featuring Brian Cox as the legendary British wartime Prime Minister, Miranda Richardson as his wife Clementine, and John Slattery as future Us President, General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, the film follows Winston Churchill in the 48 hours leading up to D-Day; take a look below…
May 23rd, 1944: as tensions mount in the 48-hours preceding D-Day, the now-beleaguered Prime Minister Winston Churchill, played by Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, X-Men 2, Zodiac, War & Peace, Troy), must prepare a final attempt to crush Hitler’s encroaching army. With the entire War effort ultimately hinging on this decision, the stakes have never been higher. As the Wartime leader clashes with his generals, tension builds with the Americans, and Churchill must wrestle his inner-demons in order to navigate the Allies to victory.
- Amie Cranswick
UK sales outfit Embankment Films has appointed former Celsius and Independent executive Calum Gray as head of sales with immediate effect.
At Embankment Gray will work on a slate including Andrew Garfield drama Breathe, James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander love story Submergence, Glenn Close drama The Wife and biopic Churchill starring Brian Cox.
Former head of sales Sharon Lee is to temporarily relocate to Amsterdam from where she will continue to oversee sales in a number of key territories, including all Asian markets.
Recently headed into production for Embankment are Melanie Laurent’s Galveston, written by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto and starring Ben Foster and Elle Fanning, and Ian Bonhôte’s Alexander McQueen feature doc McQueen.
Embankment co-chief Tim Haslam said: “Hugo and I value Calum highly - and our dynamic team thoroughly embrace his highly positive energy and multi-talented personality. And we’re thrilled »
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Don Kaye Mar 20, 2017
David Fincher’s Zodiac is now ten years old. The two-hour-and-38-minute film follows the years-long investigation by police and journalists of the Zodiac Killer, a serial murderer who cut short the lives of five people and injured two others during a spree that stretched across 1968 and 1969 in northern California. The Zodiac may have also been responsible for a number of other killings, going back as far as 1963 and as late as 1972, but those have never been confirmed. The Zodiac himself, who wrote a series of letters to the press, was never captured, and a long list of suspects that have surfaced over the years has yet to yield a conclusive answer to the question of his identity.
Author: Thomas Alexander
With an opening sequence depicting a crime scene with multiple victims and differing levels of brutality, you’d be forgiven to think The Autopsy of Jane Doe was another run of the mill horror destined for the bargain bin. Alas, this is a film that delivers the unexpected and does so with great aplomb, courtesy of director Andre Ovredal.
Amidst the bloodshed of the crime scene we are introduced to an unmarked, out of place, victim half buried in the basement of the house who hence forth is known as “Jane Doe”. It is through these events we are then introduced to father-son coroners, Austin and Tommy Tilden (Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox), who of course then meet Jane Doe. This then gives way to the paranormal as the pair begins to work on Jane Doe and her cause of death.
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- Thomas Alexander
This year’s ceremony will honor Robert McKee with the hall of fame award. Brian Cox, Quincy Jones, Margaret Nagle and Steven Pressfield will be on hand to present the award and speak to McKee’s contributions to the screenwriting community. Additionally, Issa Rae will receive the inaugural New Voice award, which recognizes a rising star in the industry.
“Robert McKee is one of the most sought-after screenwriting lecturers in the world,” said Scott McMenamin, president of Final Draft. “We are honored to celebrate his tremendous contribution to the art of screenwriting.”
McKee is a writer and instructor known for his Story Seminar inspired by his book “Story,” a vital work for screenwriters. His students have gone on to win more than 60 Academy Awards, 200 Emmys »
- Seth Kelley
The latest horror flick filled with immense badassery to be added to Shudder's library is the fifth sequel in the Phantasm franchise, Phantasm: Ravager. Also in today's Highlights: details on the Clive Barker Reel Fear Contest, Portland International Film Festival's After Dark program, release details for Slasher.com and The Eyes, a new poster for Atomica, and production news and photos for A Haunting at Silver Falls II.
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- Tamika Jones
Given a 10 episode series order, the show which is titled Succession will be a political drama about the saga of The Roys, a fictional family that owns an American media empire.
The show will explore international business, the dysfunctions of family run corporations and the perils of 21st century power.
McKay, who directed the financial crisis drama The Big Short, will direct the pilot which was ordered by HBO last year.
“Succession” stars Brian Cox as Logan Roy, the tough, powerful, and aging patriarch of the Roy family and head of a family-controlled international media conglomerate; Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy, eldest son from Logan’s second marriage, currently a division president »
- Samuel Brace
The series is described as the saga of the Roys, a fictional American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully dysfunctional. It will explore family loyalty, international business, and the perils of power in the 21st century.
Jesse Armstrong will serve as showrunner, writer, and executive producer on the series, with McKay directing the pilot, which HBO ordered last year. Additional executive producers are Kevin Messick, Frank Rich, and Ilene S. Landress.
“Succession” stars Brian Cox as Logan Roy, the tough, powerful, and aging patriarch of the Roy family and head of a family-controlled international media conglomerate; Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy, eldest son from Logan’s second marriage, currently a division president at the family firm and the heir apparent; Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy, Logan »
- Daniel Holloway
HBO has ordered Adam McKay’s “Succession” to series. “Succession,” written by “Veep” alum Jesse Armstrong and directed by McKay, follows the saga of a fictional American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully dysfunctional. The drama will explore family loyalty, international business and the perils of power in the 21st Century. The 10-episode drama series will star Brian Cox as Logan Roy, the tough, powerful, and aging patriarch of the Roy family and head of a family-controlled international media conglomerate; Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy, eldest son from Logan’s second marriage, currently a Division President at. »
- Linda Ge
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