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Phase 4 will release the film in autumn. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Michael Socha (This is England, Spike Island), Alexandra Roach (Cuban Fury, The Iron Lady), Kate Bracken (Being Human) and Jack Lowden (The Tunnel) are attached to star in comedy Moon Dogs, the feature debut of Downton Abbey and Being Human director Philip John.
Proctor was at the Efm in Berlin to discuss Moon Dogs with potential investors and sales companies and is aiming for a late summer shoot.
Moon Dogs charts the adventures of two warring brothers from Shetland who set out on a road trip to Glasgow in order to bring back one of the boy’s girlfriend »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Not to be confused with another Fantastic project on the way, Deadline is reporting that The Lord of the Rings trilogy star Viggo Mortensen is in talks to play the lead in writer/director Matt Ross' ( 28 Hotel Rooms ) indie drama Captain Fantastic . Set to shoot this summer, Captain Fantastic follows a father who, having spent six years in the remote woods of the Pacific Northwest, has to return to society with his six children. Mortensen can next be seen in writer/director Hossein Amini's The Two Faces of January opposite Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. Captain Fantastic will be produced by Electric City Entertainment's Lynette Howell and Jamie Patricof. (Photo Credit: WENN.com) »
Here’s all the information you need to secure your copy of Keanu Reeves latest action adventure, 47 Ronin. If you need a refresher on the amazing warrior tale, here’s the trailer, followed by the official press release.
Trailer: 47 Ronin
Keanu Reeves Stars In The 3D Epic Action-Adventure 47 Ronin Be The First To Own It On Digital HD March 18, 2014 And Bring Home The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack Including Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD With Ultraviolet™ On April 1, 2014 Now Movie Fans Can Watch 47 Ronin Anywhere On Their Favorite Devices
Universal City, California, February 4, 2014— Keanu Reeves (The Matrix trilogy, The Day The Earth Stood Still) stars in a reimagining of one of Japan’s timeless tales, 47 Ronin, available on Blu-ray™ 3D and Blu-ray™ Combo Packs, DVD, Digital HD including UltraViolet™ and On Demand on April 1, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Based on an epic story, this extraordinary tale of inspiring courage has its »
- Jess Orso
Paris – Bucking Berlin’s market downturn, Euro film/TV group Studiocanal is closing a weighty deal on its market debut “Man Up” and has sold much of the world on its major auteur crossover offering at Berlin, “Untitled Stephen Frears Project.”
Starring Simon Pegg (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) and Lake Bell (“In a World”), and produced by the U.K.’s Big Talk, Ben Palmer’s “Man Up” is the subject of advanced negotiations for a multi-territory deal with a Hollywood studio taking in Latin America and a sizeable portion of Europe.
A romantic comedy in the vein of “When Harry Met Sally,” “The Proposal” and “The Five Year Engagement, »
- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy
Mixer whose credits include Le Weekend and Calvery to join film and drama division.
He has been BAFTA nominated twice and has also won two UK Screen Awards for Sound.
Halo’s David Turner said: “Paul is already booked to mix a number of prominent - but currently still confidential - film and drama projects this year.”
It has also carried out Adr for features such as Rush.
Halo’s recent expansion into film and drama also now includes additional Di services »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Patricia Highsmith's novels have provided fodder for more than two dozen film adaptations, a pantheon that now includes "The Two Faces of January." This 1964 suspense thriller has been memorably realized by writer-director Hossein Amini with an eye for film noir tropes. While it won't knock Anthony Minghella's "The Talented Mr. Ripley" from its pedestal, Amini's directorial debut is a quiet and graceful achievement that suffers from a number of shortcomings but still works on its own terms. Set in Athens, the story revolves around Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a handsome American expat living in Greece who's acting as a tour guide for a group of young, affluent college girls. While he's talking about the "cruel tricks gods play on men," a rich American couple walking around the ruins catch his eye: Chester and Colette MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst). When they meet and have dinner together, Rydal can't take his eyes off Colette, »
- Tara Karajica
Scott Foundas: Well, Peter, another film festival draws to a close. It seems we were only just at Sundance, and now Berlin is but a memory. Time goes by so quickly…why, it’s almost like being one of the characters in Richard Linklater’s widely admired “Boyhood,” who age a dozen years in the course of two-and-a-half-hours of screen time. On the other hand, in Berlin’s Greek competition film, “Stratos,” a relatively short amount of time passes for the characters, but the movie itself creeps along so slowly that watching it calls to mind the title of a far better Greek film by the late master Theo Angelopoulos: “Eternity and a Day.”
Meanwhile, over in the parallel festival section known as the Forum, the international press finally got its long-overdue chance to see Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s terrific “Snowpiercer,” which opened in Korea last summer »
- Scott Foundas and Peter Debruge
Though the film noir genre has spawned some of the finest movies ever made, illuminated by the likes of Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon and The Third Man – it seems to be a classic style mostly confined to the past, encapsulating the treasured 1940s era of cinema.When tackled in contemporary film, we tend to see subversions of the genre, with the likes Sin City and Drive, for example. However, Hossein Amini’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s eponymous novel, The Two Faces of January, is noir in its purest form, as a real attempt to recreate the quintessential pictures of old, and remain faithful to the discernible tropes and conventions. Though admiring Amini for giving it a go, this particular endeavour is uninspiring and forgettable.
Set in Athens, Oscar Isaac plays Rydal, a tour guide by day and chancer by night, always looking to make a cheap dollar off a »
- Stefan Pape
Patricia Highsmith provides the plot and writer-director Hossein Amini supplies the culture in “The Two Faces of January,” a gripping old-school suspenser starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac that plays like “The Talented Mr. Ripley” minus the sultry sexual chemistry among its three leads. While the love-triangle dynamic lacks spark, this tony adaptation should have no trouble seducing Hitchcock fans and smarthouse types with its golden-hued tour of southeast Europe. What better way to see Turkey and Greece than in the company of such beautiful law-breakers as they try to stay two steps ahead of the local authorities?
Originally developed through “Ripley” director Anthony Minghella’s Mirage shingle, this lesser-known Highsmith novel has been smoldering on Amini’s to-do list for nearly 15 years. Best known as the screenwriter of such subtext-rich adaptations as “The Wings of the Dove” and “Drive,” Amini excels at conveying the subtle, unspoken tensions between characters, »
- Peter Debruge
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 1, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98, Blu-ray 3D Combo $49.98
47 Ronin retells ancient Japan’s most enduring legend.
The action adventure movie stars Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) as Kai, who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada, The Wolverine), the leader of 47 outcast samurai whose master was killed and dishonored by a treacherous overlord. Together they seek revenge and try to restore honor to their homeland.
Critics panned 47 Ronin, giving it only 12% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Los Angeles Times‘ Mark Olsen called the movie “overlong” and “underwhelming.”
Moviegoers liked it better, but were still mixed, giving it 55%. 47 Ronin grossed an underwhelming $38 million in wide release in theaters.
The DVD contains one bonus: the featurette “Re-forging the Legend.”
Writer Hossein Amini (Drive, Snow White And The Huntsman) is making his directorial debut with The Two Faces Of January, an adaptation of the novel by Patricia Highsmith, who is best known for her books Strangers On A Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. The thriller stars Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac as three people intwined in a murder/conspiracy who end up on the run from authorities. The first trailer for the film presents a mysterious and suspenseful vibe and looks like »
- Paul Shirey
It’s a little disconcerting to see Oscar Isaac in a 1960s period piece and find him without cat, guitar, or mop of overly cynical dark brown curls. Yet that’s exactly what lies within The Two Faces of January: an Isaac who’s cleanly shaven and clearly takes care of his hair. Also, he’s a tour guide in Greece who occasionally cons his customers out of their cash. And it’s in Greece where Rydal, Isaac’s character, will happen upon Chester and Colette MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst), an American couple who happen to be doing a little conning of their own. One murder later and they’re all tangled up in each others’ various crimes; forcing Rydal and the happy(ish) couple to go on the lam together. Intrigue, sexual tension and gun violence ensue. Based off a novel by Patricia Highsmith (the author whose previous work became Strangers on a Train and »
- Adam Bellotto
Today we have the first trailer for the upcoming "The Two Faces of January" thriller, starring Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Dunst, and Oscar Isaac. Check it out below. Plot: In 1962, the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife Colette (Dunst), arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinthian Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter Rydal (Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming tourists on the side. Drawn to Colette's beauty and impressed by Chester's wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner. However, all is not as it seems with the MacFarlands and Chester's affable exterior hides darker secrets. "The Two Faces of January" is directed by Hossein Amini, the writer of "Drive" and "Snow White and the Huntsman." The new movie is playing at the Berlin Film Festival, but has yet to be acquired for distribution. Trailer: »
An adaptation of the 1964 suspense novel by "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and "Strangers on a Train" author Patricia Highsmith, the story follows an American con artist (Mortensen), his wife (Dunst), and a stranger (Isaac) they meet while traveling in Athens.
After one of them kills a police officer, the trio enter a high-stakes game with the authorities and one another as they attempt to cover up the crime and flee to Istanbul.
Empire has debuted both the first trailer and a new poster for the film which is screening at the Berlin Film Festival ahead of a May release in the UK. Check out the clip below, and follow the link for the poster.
- Garth Franklin
This is the first trailer for Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst's new thriller The Two Faces of January. The movie was written and directed by screenwriter Hossein Amini, and it's based on the 1964 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. Amini is best know for writing films such as Drive and 47 Ronin. This looks like a solid movie, and you can't go wrong with Mortensen. The guy always chooses great projects to work on. Here's the synopsis:
In 1962 the American couple Chester MacFarland (Mortensen) and his wife Colette (Dunst) tour Greece and visit the Acropolis of Athens. There, they meet Rydal (Oscar Isaac), who works as a tour guide but scams tourists in the process. The MacFarlands invite Rydal to dinner, and Rydal, entranced by the couple's wealth and beauty, accepts their invitation. While Rydal visits the MacFarlands' hotel, Chester presses him to help move an unconscious body. »
- Joey Paur
Ahead of its debut at the Berlin International Film Festival tomorrow, the first trailer and poster has been released for The Two Faces of January. Screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive, Snow White and the Huntsman) makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel, which follows an American con man (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife (Kirsten Dunst), who rope a young Greek man (Oscar Isaac) into helping them move a dead body. Check out the first footage and one-sheet from this thriller, which is set for release in the U.K. on May 16, although a domestic release date has not been set.
1962. A glamorous American couple, the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst), arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinthian Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, »
The trailer for The Two Faces of January, a new film starring Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst, has been released in anticipation of its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival this week. The movie is an adaptation of a novel by Patricia Highsmith, who also wrote The Talented Mr. Ripley. If you were a fan of that ominous tale of envy, obsession, and murder, then this story promises a similar smorgasbord. If you read “Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst” and just skipped to the trailer, then great. I would’ve done the same.
January revolves around a tense love triangle »
- JoJo Marshall
Oscar Isaac has reunited with “Drive” writer Hossein Amini to star in his directorial debut, “The Two Faces of January.” Based on the first trailer, it appears to be another promising step in Isaac’s blossoming career. The suspense thriller, based on a book by the author of “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” co-stars Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst as a married American couple on the run in Greece in 1962. Isaac plays a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide and scamming tourists on the side. He agrees to help the mysterious couple find new identities and dispose of a. »
- Greg Gilman
Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises) and Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia) star as a couple on the run abroad where they meet local guide Oscar Isaacs (Inside Llewyn Davis) and the three work together to flee the country after the murder of a police officer. The trailer looks interesting and with the talents of Mortensen, Dunst and Isaacs, The Two Faces of January should be an interesting little thriller.
The Two Faces of January premieres at the Berlin Film Festival tomorrow and is set for release in the UK on May 16th.
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- Gary Collinson
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