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‘Oldboy’ Director Boards Sci-Fi Thriller (Exclusive)

13 November 2014 1:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook (“Oldboy”) will direct and develop the sci-fi thriller “Second Born” for David Lancaster’s Rumble Films.

Lancaster, former president of Bold Films, launched Rumble in July on the heels of producing  Miles Teller’s “Whiplash” at Sony Classics and Jake Gyllenhaal’s crime thriller “Nightcrawler”at Open Road.

“Second Born,” based on an original screenplay by David Jagernauth, takes  place in a futuristic world in which neural microchip implants are used to store one’s consciousness, leading to black market body-swapping.

Derby Street will finance development. Lancaster will produce with Stephanie Wilcox for Rumble alongside Wonjo Jeong, Park’s producing partner. Executive producers are James Gibb and Derby Street’s CEO Nicola Horlick, as well as Jon Shiffman for Rumble.

Rumble is producing the film with D alongside Wonjo Jeong, Park’s producing partner.  Executive producers are James Gibb and Derby Street’s CEO Nicola Horlick, »

- Dave McNary

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Afm Kicks Off With Prestige Fare Amid Global Shifts & Hunt For The Perfect Fit

5 November 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

A decade ago, when the Afm forged in to replace Mifed in November, it was a bastion of B-movies with B-List stars hawking themselves in multiple films, and a slew of deals that often didn’t result in anything. Now, with studios only wanting to finance sequels and superhero movies, and requiring partners to fully fund or partly pay for everything else on their slates, indie companies have new currency and are dealing with some of the biggest films in the business, with everyone from Gary Ross (The Free State Of Jones) to Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful 8) in Santa Monica courting foreign buyers.

As it sheds the schlockfest stigma the Afm once bore, attendees are focused on the increased importance of offshore returns and a more disciplined approach to the business. There’s a lot of money in the market, but rigor is key while packaging has become tougher as »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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First Look: Helen Mirren & Aaron Paul in Drone Drama 'Eye in the Sky'

29 October 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Over the summer, we learned that Helen Mirren would team with Colin Firth for a military drone drama called Eye in the Sky from Ender's Game director Gavin Hood. Now some photos from the film have surfaced online from Empire showing off Mirren as military intelligence officer Colonel Katherine Powell, remotely commanding a drone operation to locate terrorists in Nairobi, and another photo with Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul has also been revealed as American Steve Watts one of the drone pilots in the story who questions his mission when a 9-year old girl enters the kill zone. Look! Here's the first photos from Gavin Hood's Eye in the Sky from Empire and The Wrap: Eye in the Sky is directed by Gavin Hood (Ender's Game, Rendition) and written by Guy Hibbert (Five Minutes of Heaven). An American drone pilot (Aaron Paul) finds himself at a »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul Is a Conflicted Drone Pilot in ‘Eye in the Sky’ (Exclusive Photo)

28 October 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Breaking Bad” Emmy winner Aaron Paul plays a morally burdened drone pilot in “Eye in the Sky,” Gavin Hood‘s modern warfare thriller set for a 2015 release. TheWrap‘s exclusive image above shows American Steve Watts (Paul) as he navigates the unmanned war vehicle with a world-weary look upon his face. The film, written by Guy Hibbert, tracks the entire “drone” operation his character is part of, which aims to capture a group of Nairobi terrorists. See photos: Emmy Parties 2014: Zoe Saldana, Michelle Dockery, Aaron Paul Break the Seal (Photos) The international thriller features a large crop of top-billed co-stars, »

- Travis Reilly

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News Bits: Eye, Man, Witch, Jem, Exodus

24 October 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Eye in the Sky

The first photos are out from Gavin Hood's drone drama "Eye In The Sky". Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi and Iain Glen are currently filming the project in South Africa.

The thriller follows the complicated chain of authority that is firmly yanked when a new wrinkle enters a drone mission. Mirren plays a military intelligence officer remotely commanding a drone operation to locate terrorists in Nairobi. [Source: Empire]

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

"Starred Up" and "Unbroken" actor Jack O’Connell is being sought to star in Terry Gilliam's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote". The actor is said to be discussions about appearing alongside John Hurt in the project which could shoot next Fall. [Source: The Daily Mail]

Last Witch Hunter

The Vin Diesel-led "The Last Witch Hunter" has been given an October 23rd 2015 release date by distributor Lionsgate. Rose Leslie, Michael Caine and »

- Garth Franklin

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Helen Mirren dons military fatigues for first look at Eye in the Sky

23 October 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dame Helen Mirren features in a first look at drone drama Eye in the Sky.

Barkhad Abdi can also been seen in the pictures from Gavin Hood's film, which were posted by Empire.

Mirren stars as Colonel Katherine Powell, a military intelligence officer in charge of an operation to track down terrorists in Nairobi.

Pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is given the order to take out the targets, when he spots a young girl entering the area.

What follows is a frantic scramble to confirm orders that goes all the way to the top of the chain of command.

Iain Glen and Alan Rickman will also feature in the movie.

Eye in the Sky is yet to set a release schedule but is expected to arrive in 2015. »

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First Eye In The Sky Images Featuring Helen Mirren as the Commander of a Top Secret Drone Operation

22 October 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Gavin Hood is in the midst of shooting his Ender’s Game follow-up, Eye in the Sky, in South Africa, but he’s already got some stills from the film to show off.  The movie stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a military intelligence officer remotely leading a drone operation to track down terrorists in Nairobi.  However, when Powell and co. come to realize that the terrorists are preparing for a suicide mission, it’s decided that the targets are to be taken out instead.  Trouble is, just when pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to get the job done, he sees a nine-year-old girl walk right into the kill zone.  Now he’s got to “pass the request for confirmation of the next step up to the highest levels,” which includes the foreign secretary played by Iain Glen. Hit the jump to check out the very first »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Exclusive First Look At Helen Mirren In Eye In The Sky

22 October 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With Ender’s Game director Gavin Hood and a cast that includes, Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi and Iain Glen busy shooting in South Africa, we’re happy to bring you the first, exclusive imagery from drone drama Eye In The Sky.The hot button thriller follows the complicated chain of authority that is firmly yanked when a new wrinkle enters a drone mission. The focus is on a few characters involved, including military intelligence officer Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren), remotely commanding a drone operation to locate terrorists in Nairobi.When the team discovers that their targets are planning a suicide mission, the targets are marked for death instead. Then, just as pilot Steve Watts (Paul) is set to destroy the safe house, he spots a nine year-old girl entering the kill zone and must pass the request for confirmation of the next step up to the highest levels, »

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Superman Returns & X-men Origins: Wolverine Concept Art

8 October 2014 2:40 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Conceptual illustrator Dorotka Sapinska worked on designs for Bryan Singer's Superman Returns (2006) and Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). The first set is from Superman Returns and includes various hairstyle designs for Lex Luthor's henchwoman, Kitty Kowalski (played by Parker Posey). Also, tattoo designs for Lex Luthor's henchman that is killed by a paino  Jason White (Tristan Lake Leabu), aka Superboy, happens to fling at him. The second set of images were for X-Men Origins: Wolverine and they feature tattoo designs for The Blob/Fred J. Dukes (Kevin Durand) and other mutant characters.  He's back. A hero for our millennium. And not a moment too soon, because during the five years (much longer in movie-fan years!) Superman sought his home planet, things changed on his adopted planet. Nations moved on without him. Lois Lane now has a son, a fiance and a Pulitzer for "Why the World »

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Letters: defending Wolverine, Heat, Blade Runner, Doctor Who

24 September 2014 6:46 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Our letters page is back! Are we doing a podcast? Is Heat overrated? Are we mean to X-Men Origins: Wolverine? The answers lie right here...

Ah, you've been busy. When we opened our special folder to see what new letters have come in, it turned out you'd sent us loads, and that the questions aren't getting any easier. As such, this is our longest letters page yet. Keep the correspondence coming - contact details are down at the bottom - and we'll crack on with the latest letters here...

Four Questions, Not All Of Them Easy

 

Having read your first few letters pages, it appears that a good way to start is to spend a paragraph or so gushing about [nice things redacted] which then gets deleted out, and then to start mid-sentence. So, here goes:

... but what I really wanted to do was ask you a few questions.

1. Why all the love for Heat? »

- simonbrew

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Steve Bertram joins eOne, Patrice Theroux departs

15 September 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Entertainment One reveals plans to reorganize global film structure.

eOne veteran Patrice Theroux is to leave the production-distribution powerhouse with former DreamWorks executive Steve Bertram joining the company as president, Global Film Group, reporting to Darren Throop, CEO.

Théroux, who joined eOne in 2007 to run the outfit’s film division, will continue to collaborate with eOne through a film and TV development deal.

Former Paramount and Relativity exec Bertram joins eOne from DreamWorks where he most recently led new business development and operations.

Reporting directly to CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Bertram was responsible for building and managing the company’s new technology initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Bertram will lead film activities globally for the acquisitive mini-studio eOne, including supervision of eOne’s direct distribution operations in Canada, the UK, the Us, Australia/New Zealand, Spain and the Benelux. 

He will also oversee the company’s growing film production and international sales operations and will work to expand the company »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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NBC Plans Anthology Series "Manhunt"

8 September 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

NBC has given out a ten-episode order to Universal Television's anthology drama series "Manhunt".

Gavin Hood ("Tsotsi," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine") will direct the first season which deals with the mounting tension of an entire city on the hunt for a fugitive roaming the streets.

Each season will examine the moment an American or international city becomes a police state or a war zone, and the violent consequences that ensue.

Whit Brayton and Zack Rice will pen the scripts and executive produce. Hood, Michael SugarAlex Goldstone and Nicole Romano will also executive produce.

Dustin Hoffman and Casey Affleck were reportedly at one point attached to star but that is no longer the case. No other cast is in negotiations at this time.

Like other anthology series ("True Detective," "Fargo," "American Horror Story") it's expected to reboot itself each season.

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

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NBC Sets Cast-Contingent Series Order for Drama ‘Manhunt’

8 September 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC placed a cast and script-contingent series order for anthological drama series “Manhunt” on Monday. The order will be 10 episodes, a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. Whit Brayton and Zack Rice will write and executive produce the project. Also read: Chuck Todd Makes His Debut as Moderator of NBC's ‘Meet the Press’ Also executive producing the project will be Michael Sugar, Alex Goldstone, Nicole Romano and Gavin Hood. Hood (pictured above) will also direct. Each season of “Manhunt” will dramatize the mounting tension of an entire city on the hunt for a fugitive roaming the streets at large, »

- Tony Maglio

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NBC Orders Anthology Drama 'Manhunt' Straight to Series

8 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is getting into the anthology game. Following a multiple-network bidding war, the network has handed out a 10-episode order to drama Manhunt, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The pickup is cast- and script-contingent, meaning if either fails to work out, NBC does not have to move forward with the series. Sources tell THR that Dustin Hoffman and Casey Affleck were at one point attached to star in Manhunt had the drama landed at a cable network. NBC is not negotiating with anyone to star at this time. Each season of Manhunt, which will be directed by Gavin Hood (Oscar-winning film Tsotsi), will dramatize the mounting tension of

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- Lesley Goldberg

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eOne, David Lancaster to partner

27 August 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

eOne and David Lancaster’s new Rumble Films have signed an exclusive multi-year first-look deal.

Under the terms of the deal, eOne will get first look at financing and distributing all Rumble films.

Lancaster will also consult on eOne’s productions handled through its global film production arm under president of film production Xavier Marchand and svp Benedict Carver, who will oversee the relationship with Rumble from eOne’s Los Angeles office.

“We wanted to sign this deal before David’s doors even opened and we are thrilled to be in business with Rumble,” said Marchand. “It’s incredibly rewarding to extend our partnership with David as he launches his new venture and attach the industry’s most experienced independent producers to our network to finance projects in new and resourceful ways that add great films to our pipeline worldwide.” 

Lancaster’s producing credits include Whiplash, the double Sundance winner that has been touted as an awards »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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eOne, David Lancaster to partner

27 August 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

eOne and David Lancaster’s new Rumble Films have signed an exclusive multi-year first-look deal.

Under the terms of the deal, eOne will get first look at financing and distributing all Rumble films.

Lancaster will also consult on eOne’s productions handled through its global film production arm under president and film production Xavier Marchand and svp Benedict Carver, who will oversee the relationship with Rumble from eOne’s Los Angeles office.

“We wanted to sign this deal before David’s doors even opened and we are thrilled to be in business with Rumble,” said Marchand. “It’s incredibly rewarding to extend our partnership with David as he launches his new venture and attach the industry’s most experienced independent producers to our network to finance projects in new and resourceful ways that add great films to our pipeline worldwide.” 

Lancaster’s producing credits include Whiplash, the double Sundance winner that has been touted as an awards »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Will Staples To Pen Poaching Picture For DiCaprio, Hardy And Maguire

15 August 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It seems that screenwriter Will Staples is at his most comfortable writing male ensemble pieces. The former videogame scribe has an as-yet untested body of work that seems to feature groups of men in all kinds of dramatic scenarios. Aside from Mission Impossible 5, Ben Affleck has apparently tapped him to write a film about a team of mercenaries hunting a brutal warlord in Africa; director Gavin Hood is attached to direct Staples’ Alaskan adventure, featuring a team of 20 men, 200 sled dogs and a race against time; the currently titled King Of Heists is Staples’ adaptation of J. North Conway’s book about the biggest bank robbery in Us history. Indeed, it appears to be the case that, if you give him an interesting team of guys, Will Staples can deliver a fascinating dramatic premise. That is certainly the case with the latest project to be added to his slate – an animal trafficking story, »

- Sarah Myles

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How Steven Soderbergh Made 'The Knick' Must-See TV

13 August 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

On the occasion of the Karlovy Vary Film festival tribute to Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Michael Sugar, I sat down with the veteran manager who handles the careers of Joe Wright, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Winona Ryder, Richard Linklater, Marc Webb, Gavin Hood, Patty Jenkins, Scott BurnsCary Fukunaga and Steven Soderbergh, among others. As we talked, HBO's "True Detective," entirely directed by Fukunaga, is competiing for multiple Emmys and coming up was Soderbergh's elegant new Cinemax series "The Knick," starring Clive Owen as a forward-thinking surgeon in 1900 trying to save lives under primitive conditions at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital.  How long have you been working with Steven Soderbergh? I’ve been working with him… it’s now been six years. And so you’ve navigated this interesting career trajectory. Soderbergh is like the canary in the coal mine: someone who sees the future sooner than others. What did he go. »

- Anne Thompson

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How Reese Witherspoon could end up with three Oscar nominations this year

12 August 2014 7:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Eight and a half years ago, Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar. It came for her leading performance as June Carter in James Mangold's Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line." But things fell off after that for a little while. Gavin Hood's "Tsotsi" follow-up, "Rendition," went nowhere with audiences or critics. James L. Brooks' "How Do You Know" stalled. Francis Lawrence's "Water for Elephants" didn't really move the needle. Holiday rom-com "Four Christmases" and spy caper "This Means War" completely bottomed out. And then early last year, that unfortunate Atlanta arrest incident. But all the while, the actress, who has virtually grown up in the film industry, has been priming the pump with a few projects that will make it to screens this year. At the end of the season, she could well end up with as many as three Oscar nominations. The stage has truly been set for a career turnaround. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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EOne Goes Toe to Toe With Hollywood Majors in U.K.

15 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Entertainment One is well-placed to retain its position as the U.K.’s top independent distributor after a strong first half of the year, and a muscular slate for the remaining months. But, as Alex Hamilton, managing director, eOne Films U.K., tells Variety, the company has aspirations to be considered on a par with the Hollywood majors.

EOne has been the top indie in the U.K. for three of the past four years, and last year finished ahead of two studios, Sony and Paramount, with its box office totaling more than £100 million ($171 million) for the first time.

The distrib’s slate for first six months of 2014 included “12 Years a Slave,” which took over $34.3 million at the U.K. box office, “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Divergent.”

Upcoming pics for 2014 include Daniel Radcliffe starrer “What If,” David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” and Jake Gyllenhaal starrer “Nightcrawler.” 2015 will »

- Leo Barraclough

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