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From finished films in competition to big packages on the horizon, here’s the hottest titles from around the world up for grabs at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Director: Marc Forster
Film centers on a blind woman and her husband who, upon restoration of her sight, begin to discover previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives.
Director: Andrea Arnold
Key cast: Shia Labeouf
A runaway teenager gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard-partying, law-bending and young love.
Sales: Protagonist Pictures
Director: Ewan McGregor
- Variety Staff
Hot off the British General Elections comes the destruction of Big Ben, one of London’s most famous landmarks in this first teaser poster for the late-Fall opener London Has Fallen.
The film, which is the sequel to the 2013 success Olympus Has Fallen, sees Gerard Butler return as Secret Service agent Mike Banning who travels to England’s capital with Aaron Eckhart’s President Benjamin Asher, Angela Bassett’s Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs and Morgan Freeman’s Speaker Trumbull for the funeral of Britain’s Prime Minister, where it all starts to kick off.
As you can see from this destructive poster, our lovely city takes a bit of a battering, and it’s up to Banning to save the day. Die Hard in London indeed.
- Paul Heath
Well, this was predictable. Whenever a big Hollywood action film so much as thinks to visit London, you know destruction can’t be far behind. And it wasn’t tough to guess what might get it in the neck – or the clock face – first given the title of London Has Fallen. Say buh-bye to Big Ben (or, more accurately, part of the Elizabeth Tower) in this teaser poster. Following on from 2013’s surprise victor in the White House-in-peril box office arms race, Olympus Has Fallen, the new film heads across the pond to cause trouble here. Christian Gudegast, Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt are behind the script, which finds Gerard Butler’s Secret Service agent Mike Banning, Aaron Eckhart’s President Benjamin Asher, Angela Bassett’s Secret Service director Lynn Jacobs and Morgan Freeman’s Speaker Allan Trumbull among those who travel to London to attend the funeral of the Prime Minister. »
Today we have the official poster for the upcoming "Olympus Has Fallen" sequel, called "London Has Fallen," which brings back Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. Charlotte Riley joins the cast. Check out the poster below. Plot: After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world's most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent (Riley) who rightly trusts no one. The new movie is once again directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and is set to hit theaters on October 2nd. Poster: (click to enlarge) »
The first film, Olympus Has Fallen, was a hit in 2013, grossing over $160 million worldwide. Original director Antoine Fuqua has moved on to be replaced by Babak Najafi (Banshee), but original cast members Gerald Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo and Morgan Freeman return, joined this time by Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow), Alon Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises) and Colin Salmon (24: Live Another Day).
After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the »
- Scott J. Davis
Big Ben suffers an embarrassing blow out in the first teaser poster for London Has Fallen! It seems the world's leaders have assembled in England, and as luck would have it, so have their enemies. Its up to the President and his dashing intelligence team to stop this threat and save the world this fall.
London Has Fallen is the sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, and is a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world's most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart »
London Has Fallen.s latest poster has been released and it proves that the film isn.t going to treat the English capital.s landmarks in the nicest fashion. In particular, Big Ben, which it looks as though will be trashed during the blockbuster. You can check out the stunning poster for London Has Fallen below. Brutal, tragic stuff from Focus Features. I mean how are the people of London going to be able to tell the time now? Also, I.m going to put it out there, Big Ben In Big Trouble probably should have been the film.s title. London Has Fallen will re-team Gerard Butler.s sensational Secret Service agent Mike Banning with Aaron Eckhart.s President Benjamin Asher. However, rather than being stuck inside the White House, this time round they.ve travelled across the pond and have to stop the world.s most powerful men »
Part of 2013’sympus was a tense and gritty affair two man war of the White House set action movies, Olympus Has Fallen was a pretty tense and gritty affair, with Gerard Butler on hand to ably fill the action hero role. Now a sequel is coming our way, but how do you top trashing the home of the most powerful man in America? Go international, of course. The first poster for London Has Fallen doesn’t hide the fact that the British capital is in for one hell of a time, with Big Ben getting destroyed while the rest of London burns, and it’s one hell of an image to announce a movie with. The original played it’s premise, which was essentially Die Hard, completely straight, which added a welcome dose of realism. The sequel, while definitely going bigger, will hopefully carry that over. Released: 2nd October Synopsis: »
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Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman return in the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen. This time, they’re over in the UK, as the title London Has Fallen implies. Just hours after the elections that locked in David Cameron at Downing Street with a new conservative majority government behind him, Focus Features has released a teaser […]
The post ‘London Has Fallen’ Teaser Poster Destroys Big Ben appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
There goes Big Ben. Considering the results of the election in the UK today, it's a particularly perfect time for Focus Features to drop this poster for London Has Fallen. This sequel to Olympus Has Fallen is not the Roland Emmerich one (that was White House Down), instead it's the one with Gerard Butler. Who, believe it or not, is back for this sequel being directed by Babak Najafi. The massive cast includes: Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Charlotte Riley, Sean O’Bryan, Alon Aboutboul and Waleed Zuaiter. None of them are seen on this poster, because it's just a shot of the Big Ben clocktower being blown out. I guess we'll find out who did this later? Here's the first teaser poster for Babak Najafi's London Has Fallen, provided directly by Focus Features: The sequel to the »
- Alex Billington
I wouldn't typically choose to put these two posters in the same post, but they arrived at the same time and, well, I guess I'm lazy. Either way, just below are the posters for the Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen as well as the Kurt Russell-led Western Bone Tomahawk and they are about as far apart from one another in effort and quality as could possibly be. First for London Has Fallen, a sequel to the Antoine Fuqua film Olympus Has Fallen that once again find Gerard Butler playing a Secret Service agent only this time he's across the pond when trouble arises. After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world's most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests »
- Brad Brevet
There were two “Die Hard in the White House” movies in 2013: Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down. Sadly, it’s the former—which is more self-serious and therefore more disturbing—that’s getting the sequel. Focus Features has now released the first London Has Fallen poster, and unsurprisingly, it highlights the destruction on a major monument. Specifically, Big Ben is being blown out in this international teaser poster, but you can see that the rest of London is burning in the background. It will be interesting to see what others tourist destinations will be destroyed: London Bridge? Buckingham Palace? Piccadilly Circus? By the way, this isn’t me joking. This is literally from the original plot synopsis [emphasis mine]: However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, »
- Matt Goldberg
Here’s your first look at the poster for London Has Fallen – the sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity.
The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future.
The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one.
Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.
- Michelle McCue
As he starts work on his new film, Exam director Stuart Hazeldine is building quite the cast. With Octavia Spencer already attached to play no lesser role than God, Sam Worthington is now aboard as the lead.Adapted by John Fusco from William Paul Young’s 2007 novel, the story follows a man (Worthington) whose youngest daughter is kidnapped during a family holiday. Evidence turns up in an abandoned shack to suggest she was murdered, which stymies the case. But then, four years later, he receives a note, apparently from God, inviting him to go back to the ruined building. He accepts, against his better judgment, and what he finds there changes his life forever. Given whom Spencer is playing, we’re guessing it won’t be a false lead.Hazeldine has been busy setting up the film, which has yet to lock in a release date. As for Worthington, he »
Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers” movie has been moved back six months to Jan. 13, 2017, from its original release date of July 22, 2016.
“Power Rangers” creator Haim Saban is producing the film along with Brian Casentini, head of development and production for Saban Brands, and Allison Shearmur, who oversaw “The Hunger Games” as president of production at Lionsgate.
Saban launched “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” in 1993 as a live-action TV series. It has been in continuous production ever since, with the series renamed each year — the latest iteration is “Power Rangers Super Megaforce,” which began airing in February.
Details have yet to emerge on plans for the new film franchise other than that the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will be portrayed as a group »
- Dave McNary
The 1973 classic supernatural horror Don’t Look Now starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie is getting a remake courtesy of StudioCanal. According to THR Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona have signed on to produce but no writer or director has been attached as yet.
The original movie – which still stands today as one of the best horror movies ever made – was directed by Nicholas Roeg and based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier, who also wrote Rebecca and The Birds, both famously adapted for the big screen by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. Sutherland and Christie play a grieving couple desperate to move on after the tragic death of their young daughter. The couple come in contact with a nun who claims to be receiving messages from the afterlife and tries to reconnect the parents with their deceased daughter.
- Gavin Logan
Sam Worthington is to star in 'Den of Thieves'. The 'Avatar' actor has signed up to appear alongside Gerard Butler in the heist movie, which has been in development since 1998 but will now start shooting in Los Angeles and Puerto Rico in January 2016. The heist movie follows a crew of notorious bank robbers who target the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles under the nose of a corrupt sheriff's deputy, and will see Butler - who is executive producer - play the thief figuring out the plan. While The Wrap revealed Worthington's casting, they didn't give any information on the character he will play. Christian Gudegast co-wrote the script with Paul Scheuring and, following a number of changes, including Peter Berg being lined up to take the helm, in 2008 it was agreed he would also direct the project. Worthington was last seen in 'Kidnapping Freddy Heineken' and can next »
A little less than a year ago, we reported on Gerard Butler agreeing to star in the long-developing heist thriller Den Of Thieves. It’s taken some time, but the film should finally be shooting this year as The Wrap reports that Sam Worthington is on board to co-star. Writer/director Christian Gudegast originally co-wrote the script with Paul Scheuring back in 1998 and watched it tumble through a void of meetings, drafts and decisions. At one point, Peter Berg appeared set to direct it, but moved on to other things. Then, in 2008, Gudegast was handed the chance to call the shots himself.Butler, who is also an executive producer, is playing the thief figuring out his most audacious robbery yet, taking down the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles under the nose of a corrupt sheriff’s deputy. The plan becomes even more complicated when he’s caught between two groups of criminals. »
Gudegast directs from his own script which follows a notorious crew of bank robbers who target the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles, right under the nose of a rogue sheriff’s deputy. Mark Canton, Alan Siegel, Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley will produce. [Source: The Wrap]
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Aubrey Plaza ("Parks and Recreation," "The To-Do List") is set to join the cast of Jake Szymanski's comedy "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. Zac Efron and Adam DeVine play brothers who place an online ad to find dates for a wedding, only to have the ad go viral. Anna Kendrick also stars. [Source: Variety]
Break my Heart 1000 Times
- Garth Franklin
“Avatar” star Sam Worthington is set to join Gerard Butler in Relativity Studios’ crime drama “Den of Thieves,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Christian Gudegast will direct from his own screenplay. The heist movie follows a notorious crew of bank robbers who target the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles, right under the nose of a rogue sheriff’s deputy. Representatives for Worthington did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Also Read: James Cameron's First 'Avatar' Sequel Pushed Back to 2017 Mark Canton and Butler’s G-Base producing partner Alan Siegel are teaming with »
- Jeff Sneider
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