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Ambitious Projects Mark Strong AFM Deals

9 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amid the profound changes in the movie business, the first half of the 35th American Film Market has been dominated by the tried-and-true — action, thrillers and sci-fi with A-list attachments — as the six major studios concentrate on mega-budget tentpoles.

No project was more ambitious than Foresight Unlimited’s $120 million sci-fier “Inversion” with director Scott Waugh making storyboard presentations and major territories (Asia, Australia, Benelux, Scandinavia, Spain) snapped up by the weekend.

“I think it’s great news that a picture of this dimension can come out of the indie sector,” said Foresight topper Mark Damon, who packaged “2 Guns” and “Lone Survivor.” “The indies are demonstrating that they can do this kind of movie.”

Lotus Entertainment brought Keanu Reeves and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to Santa Monica to meet with buyers on sci-fi pic “Replicas.” “Buyers have responded very well to our slate since these are all positioned to go wide,” said Lotus’ Bill Johnson. »

- Dave McNary

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Afm: Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling's 'Nice Guys' Sells Out Around the Globe (Exclusive)

8 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Director Shane Black's upcoming The Nice Guys, starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, is popular around the world. Alex Walton and Ken Kao's new sales and financing company, Bloom, has all but sold out of Nice Guys internationally. Foreign distributors were eager to get in on the high-profile project, from Kao's production company, Waypoint Entertainment, and Joel Silver's Silver Pictures. Warner Bros. has already scooped up North American rights, and will release the detective thriller in the U.S. on June 17, 2016, a prime summer berth. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, Nice Guys stars Gosling as down-on-

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- Pamela McClintock

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A brief history of Hollywood trying -- and mostly failing -- to adapt anime

7 November 2014 12:30 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

A weird truth: Even in the midst of the current comic book gold-rush, major studios can't seem to get a good anime or manga adaptation off the ground—although the influence of those works can be seen everywhere. This weekend's Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel comic that's heavily (perhaps even problematically) inspired by anime and manga. As tangentially connected to the art form as Big Hero 6 is, could it be the harbinger of a sea change in Hollywood's approach to manga and anime? Tackling this question can be kind of tricky—after all, "anime" and "manga »

- Joshua Rivera

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Relativity takes Us rights to Autobahn

3 November 2014 2:49 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley star in Im Global’s thriller from director Eran Creevy.

Autobahn centres on a young man on the run from crime lords who races across Europe’s motorways to save his sick girlfriend’s life.

Creevy of Welcome To The Punch fame co-wrote the screenplay with F Scott Frazier

The film’s international sales agent Im Global financed with China’s Dmg Entertainment, with additional financing provided by Sycamore Pictures and Ingenious Media. 

Joel Silver, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken of 42 produced alongside Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik and Daniel Hetzer of Germany’s Action Concept. 

The film shot in Germany and has subsidies from German Federal Film Fund Dfff and the North Rhine-Westphalia funding entity Nrw. CAA represented Us rights in the deal. »

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Relativity Takes Nicholas Hoult’s ‘Autobahn’ for U.S. (Exclusive)

3 November 2014 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Relativity Studios has acquired U.S. distribution rights to action-thriller “Autobahn” starring Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley.

Eran Creevy (“Welcome to the Punch”) directed from a script he co-wrote with F. Scott Frazier about a desperate man (Hoult) who schemes to pull a drug heist on an eccentric gangster (Kingsley) in order to pay for his girlfriend’s medical emergency.

Im Global and China’s Dmg Entertainment financed the film with additional financing provided by Sycamore Pictures and Ingenious Media. Producers are Joel Silver, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken of 42, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik and Daniel Hetzer of Germany’s Action Concept.

Im Global is selling international rights at the American Film Market this week. CAA is representing domestic rights.

The deal was brokered by Im Global topper Stuart Ford and Deborah Zipser.

“Relativity is the perfect home for this action-packed, adrenaline-filled international thriller and we »

- Dave McNary

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Looks Like Yaya Alafia Will Join Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling in Action Drama 'The Nice Guys'

30 October 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

An official press announcement has not been released yet, but according to Yaya Alafia's Instagram account, it looks like Alafia has joined the cast of the action drama "The Good Guys," written and directed by Shane Black ("Iron Man 3") and produced by Joel Silver. Alafia posted the following set picture with the caption "Keeping busy. Giving thanks and praise <3 #setlife," and which includes her very own chair, joined by those of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, who star in the Los Angeles-set film during the 1970's. In "The Good Guys", Gosling plays a detective who is hired by a gangster (Crowe) to search for a missing girl. Conflict arises »

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Brand, Winterbottom, Stassen Join Studiocanal AFM Lineup

27 October 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brit comedian Russell Brand and director Michael Winterbottom will join forces on “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” a docu feature expose of the financial crisis which, with Ben Stassen’s “Robinson Crusoe,” a family-targeting riff on the classic, rep the new titles on Studiocanal’s AFM lineup.

Brand has never made a secret of his political leanings, and has been promoting his latest book “Revolution,” whose proceeds will go to creating non-profit social enterprises that “represent an alternative to some of the systems that we currently labor under,” will join Winterbottom. one of Britain’s most prolific and most European of quality directors, for what Studiocanal described Monday as a “polemical” documentary about the financial crisis exposing the gross contempo social inequalities.

Produced by Revolution Films, Winterbottom’s longterm partnership with Andrew Eaton, “New Clothes” will mix documentary – interviews, archival footage and comedy – with Brand taking the spectator from the »

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'The Nice Guys' Casts Kim Basinger as the Chief Justice

21 October 2014 8:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kim Basinger has signed on to reunite with her L.A. Confidential co-star Russell Crowe in another crime noir thriller, The Nice Guys.

The story centers on a private detective (Ryan Gosling) who teams up with an ex-boxer turned hired muscle (Russell Crowe) to find a young girl who has gone missing in 1970s Los Angeles, and to solve the murder of a porn star, as they discover the two cases may be related. Kim Basinger is playing the chief justice who has mysterious interests at play. We reported yesterday that Beau Knapp and Keith David are playing the villains, with White Collar and Magic Mike star Matthew Bomer also joining the cast in an unspecified role.

Shane Black (Iron Man 3) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi. Joel Silver and Ken Kao are producing, with Hal Sadoff and Michael Malone serving as executive producers. It »

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Casting Net: Natalie Dormer signs on for 'The Forest,' Patrick Stewart joins 'Green Room;' more

21 October 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Natalie Dormer is set to star in Lava Bear Films and Phantom Four's The Forest, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed. Jason Zada is directing from a script rewritten by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca that was based on an original idea by David S. Goyer. Set in the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, the supernatural thriller tells the story of a young American woman who goes in pursuit of her missing twin sister. When she wanders off the path, she is met by the undead. Lava Bear is producing along with Goyer under his Phantom Four banner. »

- C. Molly Smith

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When Jean-Claude Van Damme played Predator

21 October 2014 6:50 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In 1986, Jean-Claude Van Damme was the title alien in Predator before he was hurriedly recast. Ryan looks back at what happened...

In the mid-1980s, Belgian martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme arrived in America with dreams of stardom. Possessing a finely-honed physique, thanks to years of training in (among other things) karate, kickboxing and ballet, he was ambitious and brimming with self-belief.

The acting bug bit Van Damme while he was still in his teens: he played “a bad guy with all the knives” in the 1984 French gangster movie Rue Barbare and, determined to further his goal of becoming an actor, hopped on a plane to Los Angeles. His first few years in America were, however, tough. He slept in a rental car for two weeks, and made money money by teaching aerobics and martial arts, delivering pizzas, and working as a doorman at a restaurant belonging to Chuck Norris. »

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'Nice Guys' Casts Keith David and Beau Knapp as the Bad Guys

20 October 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Nice Guys has cast its bad guys, with Beau Knapp and Keith David joining director Shane Black's noir drama.

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe headline this 1970s detective thriller set in Los Angeles. Gosling stars as a P.I. who must work with Crowe's hired leg-breaker to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star.

Beau Knapp is playing a motormouth hit man who evokes the gold-chain wearing styles of the day. He is also prone to accidents. Keith David will play his aging partner in crime. Matthew Bomer, of Magic Mike fame, joined the cast earlier in the month.

Shane Black wrote the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi for Warner Bros. with Joel Silver producing.

Beau Knapp most recently appeared in The Signal. Keith David is a very busy character actor who last appeared in Cloud Atlas.

The Nice Guys comes to theaters June 17th, »

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Susan Downey Talks The Judge, Radical Changes in Developing the Script, Sherlock Holmes 3 Status, Pinocchio, Yucatan, and More

14 October 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director David Dobkin’s The Judge.  Robert Downey Jr. plays an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral only to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder.  The film marks a departure for Dobkin, who has previously helmed comedies such as Wedding CrashersFred Claus and The Change-Up, and it’s also a big debut of sorts for Downey—The Judge is the first film released under his production banner Team Downey, which he runs with his wife and producing partner Susan Downey.  The film also stars also stars Vera FarmigaBilly Bob Thornton,Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy StrongDax ShepardLeighton MeesterKen HowardDavid KrumholtzBalthazar Getty, and Denis O’Hare.  For more on The Judge,watch the trailer or these eight clips. At the recent Los Angeles press »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Robert Downey Jr. And Wife Susan Downey Jr. On the Cover of The Hollywood Reporter

1 October 2014 11:37 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey are the yin to each other's yang.

Before The Judge hits theaters, the power couple covers The Hollywood Reporter's Oct. 10 issue. In a rare joint interview, they reveal why their polarity makes them perfect partners in business and in life.

The couple met in 2003 while Susan was producing her first movie for Joel Silver. Given that she'd been working at his Silver Pictures since 1999, she knew that Gothika could be her big break. As such, she was focused on work, not romance. "We were up in Montreal prepping for Gothika, and we had lunch with the director and Halle Berry," Susan recalls of their first encounter. "Everybody else ordered Japanese, but Robert told us how oatmeal was the 'superfood.' He brought his own packets of oatmeal to have at lunch. And he had this box of various herbs and stuff. And then he started doing these yoga moves. »

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Robert Downey Jr. And Wife Susan Downey Jr. On the Cover of The Hollywood Reporter

1 October 2014 11:37 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey are the yin to each other's yang.

Before The Judge hits theaters, the power couple covers The Hollywood Reporter's Oct. 10 issue. In a rare joint interview, they reveal why their polarity makes them perfect partners in business and in life.

The couple met in 2003 while Susan was producing her first movie for Joel Silver. Given that she'd been working at his Silver Pictures since 1999, she knew that Gothika could be her big break. As such, she was focused on work, not romance. "We were up in Montreal prepping for Gothika, and we had lunch with the director and Halle Berry," Susan recalls of their first encounter. "Everybody else ordered Japanese, but Robert told us how oatmeal was the 'superfood.' He brought his own packets of oatmeal to have at lunch. And he had this box of various herbs and stuff. And then he started doing these yoga moves. »

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Robert Downey Jr. And Wife Susan Downey Jr. On the Cover of The Hollywood Reporter

1 October 2014 11:37 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey are the yin to each other's yang.

Before The Judge hits theaters, the power couple covers The Hollywood Reporter's Oct. 10 issue. In a rare joint interview, they reveal why their polarity makes them perfect partners in business and in life.

The couple met in 2003 while Susan was producing her first movie for Joel Silver. Given that she'd been working at his Silver Pictures since 1999, she knew that Gothika could be her big break. As such, she was focused on work, not romance. "We were up in Montreal prepping for Gothika, and we had lunch with the director and Halle Berry," Susan recalls of their first encounter. "Everybody else ordered Japanese, but Robert told us how oatmeal was the 'superfood.' He brought his own packets of oatmeal to have at lunch. And he had this box of various herbs and stuff. And then he started doing these yoga moves. »

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Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey Reveal How They've Successfully Balanced Romance and Work

1 October 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey are the yin to each other's yang. Before The Judge hits theaters, the power couple covers The Hollywood Reporter's Oct. 10 issue. In a rare joint interview, they reveal why their polarity makes them perfect partners in business and in life. The couple met in 2003 while Susan was producing her first movie for Joel Silver. Given that she'd been working at his Silver Pictures since 1999, she knew that Gothika could be her big break. As such, she was focused on work, not romance. "We were up in Montreal prepping for Gothika, and we had lunch with the director and Halle Berry," Susan recalls of their first encounter. "Everybody else ordered Japanese, but Robert »

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Casting: Brosnan, Ory, Bomer, Simmons, Key

29 September 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Urge

Pierce Brosnan has signed on to star in Aaron Kaufman's dramatic thriller "Urge". Kaufman co-penned the script with Jason Zumwalt and Jerry Stahl. Filming begins this October in New York.

The story follows a group of friends holidaying on an island destination who try a new designer drug that makes them lose their ability to control their urges. Brosnan will play the creator and distributor of the narcotic. [Source: Deadline]

Dead Rising

Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe and Virginia Madsen will join the previously announced Dennis Haysbert in Zach Lipovsky's feature length "Dead Rising: Watchtower," an adaptation of the "Dead Rising" videogame franchise from Legendary Digital Media and Crackle. Filming begins September 30th in Vancouver.

Tim Carter penned the script that revolves around a zombie outbreak, and the pursuit of the root of the epidemic when a government vaccine fails to stop the infection. The project is Legendary's first »

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Matt Bomer Will Become One Of The Nice Guys For Shane Black

29 September 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casting’s heating up on Shane Black’s upcoming period actioner, The Nice Guys, as Matt Bomer has signed on to the Warner Bros. production.

Co-written by Black and Anthony Bagarozzi, the film harkens to the noirs of times past. Bomer will join Ryan Gosling, who plays Holland March, a troubled private detective in 1970s Los Angeles. When March hooks up with tough guy Jackson Healy – played by Russell Crowe – the pair unite to track down a missing girl and solve the seemingly-unrelated death of a porn star. Somewhere in the mix, Bomer’s character makes an appearance. As yet, we’re not sure who he’s slated to play.

We do know that as well as Gosling and Crowe, he’ll be joining The Leftovers’ Margaret Qualley who’s set to take the female lead. Currently back on set for Magic Mike Xxl, Bomer will start shooting after principal »

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Matt Bomer Joins Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe In ‘The Nice Guys’

29 September 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Matt Bomer has been set to star opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys, the action drama that Iron Man 3‘s Shane Black wrote and is directing with Joel Silver producing at Warner Bros. I would say that Bomer plays the heavy, but he’ll be carrying little if any body fat as he comes right from Savannah after he wraps the sequel Magic Mike Xxl. I can still remember when Bomer, a complete unknown, was verging on being The Guy when Brett Ratner tapped him to be Superman in the trilogy of films that got grounded. It has taken some time, but Bomer is getting his movie chance now. As his USA show White Collar ends this fall after its six-season run, Bomer now is focused on big-screen opportunities. That effort was helped by the chops he displayed in a heartbreaking turn as Felix »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Obscure comic book movies that nearly got the greenlight

19 September 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We have a look at some of the more obscure comic book movie ideas which nearly made it to the big screen…

We've recently been investigating the pile of nearly-made-its in the ever-growing world of cinematic comic book adaptations. You could be forgiven for thinking Hollywood will strap wads of cash to any old comic book writer who stumbles past their door, but so far we’ve written approximately 5,000 words that say otherwise.

First, we delved into DC’s chequered past and found heaps of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman projects that we’ll sadly never get to see (and some other projects we’re quite glad we’ll never have to sit through). We then did the same for Marvel, unearthing plans for a Paul McCartney Silver Surfer rock opera, James Cameron’s bizarre Spider-Man script ideas and an amazingly-cast Dazzler animation from the 1980s. 

Now, we turn our »

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