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Josh Hartnett thriller '6 Below' secures Us deal

13 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Tooley Productions strikes Efm deal on Eric LeMarque feature.

Momentum Pictures has acquired Us rights to Tooley Productions’ thriller 6 Below starring Josh Hartnett and Mira Sorvino.

Good Universe represents international rights at the Efm to the true story of Olympic hockey player Eric LeMarque, who survives when he gets lost in a storm while snowboarding and must come to terms with his drug addiction.

Scott Waugh directed 6 Below and previously collaborated with producer Tucker Tooley on Act Of Valor.

Tooley Productions and Sonar Entertainment financed the film, which eOne-owned Momentum plans to release later in the year. Tooley Productions’ first-look partner SquareOne will distribute in Germany.

Tooley produces alongside Hartnett and Waugh as well as Simon Swart, Bradley Pilz and October Sky Pictures. Thomas Lesinski of Sonar Entertainment is an executive producer.

6 Below will be one of the first films to be released in major market Us theatres in Barco Escape, the three-screen »

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China’s Hishow swoops on 'Hunter Killer', 'Escobar'

12 February 2017 1:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The deal is understood to be in the region of $10m, making it one of the biggest deals of the Efm.

In one of the biggest deals of this year’s Efm, China’s Hishow Entertainment has sealed a co-production and co-financing pact with Nu Image/Millennium Films for both Hunter Killer and Escobar.

The deal, understood to be in the region of $10m, sees Hishow take all Chinese rights to the two titles.

Previous Nu Image/Millennium Films titles such as The Mechanic, The Expendables franchise and London Has Fallen have all been decent hits at the China box office. The second and third installments in the Expendables series were co-financed by China’s Le Vision Pictures.

Directed by Donovan Marsh from a screenplay by Peter Craig, Hunter Killer stars Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman in the story of an American submarine captain who teams with Us Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president.

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China’s Hishow Snares ‘Hunter Killer,’ ‘Escobar’ from Nu Image/Millennium

12 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

China’s Hishow Entertainment has boarded a pair of upcoming movies from Nu Image/Millennium Films: “Hunter Killer” and “Escobar.” The deal is one of the biggest completed so far at the European Film Market, alongside the Berlin Film Festival, and also one of the biggest by a Chinese indie in recent months.

The Chinese distributor-investor has paid more than $10 million to buy into the two films. In both cases it is co-financing the movies and acquiring distribution rights for China. Nu Image/Millennium produces the “Expendables” series, which also has Chinese co-producers.

Directed by Donovan Marsh, “Hunter Killer” features Gerard Butler as an untested American captain who teams with Navy Seals for a mission to rescue the Russian president. Butler has significant name-recognition in China after the success there of “London Has Fallen.” Gary Oldman and Billy Bob Thornton also star in the action thriller, which was previously »

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Riding High, Independents Hope to Keep Up Momentum in Berlin

8 February 2017 9:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Buoyed by a robust performance at Sundance and an impressive number of Oscar nominations, the independent film industry is arriving at the Berlin International Film Festival with a spring in its step and with a clutch of movies starring the likes of Keanu Reeves, Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson and Gerard Butler.

The question is how much of the momentum built up during the past few weeks will carry over to Berlin’s European Film Market.

So far, the pickings at the Efm appear to be slimmer in terms of high-profile titles than in recent years, in contrast to Sundance, where a remarkable nine movies sold for at least $5 million each last month. “Berlin is still essential” as a marketplace, said David Garrett of Mister Smith Entertainment. “But its timing isn’t always conducive to having the biggest lineups.”

The smaller crop of films isn’t due to financing woes. “It »

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Exclusive: Joe Alwyn on starring in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

8 February 2017 3:28 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

Joe Alwyn begins his career in cinema with the lead role in an Ang Lee movie, which is certainly one way to introduce yourself. Taking on the title role in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, he speaks about his surprise, and joy, when being asked to take on this part, when we spoke to the actor in London to mark the release of the movie.

Telling the story of a young soldier who returns to the Us a war hero, despite feeling like anything but, we examine the inner mechanics of soldiers risking their lives in the Middle East, and Alwyn tells us what research he did to help get into that mindset.

He speaks about how unique an experience it is making a movie, and what it was like working opposite the likes of Steve Martin and Kristen Stewart, with the latter playing his on-screen sister, »

- Stefan Pape

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Gerard Butler joins Snow Ponies

5 February 2017 10:11 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 6, 2017

Gerard Butler is to headline a new action movie by the name of Snow Ponies...

Whilst work continues developing a third film in the Olympus Has Fallen series, Gerard Butler is set to busy himself in a new action movie, Snow Ponies. This one’s written by Pat Healy, and the script for it made the 2006 Blacklist of the best unproduced screenplays. The movie is now set to press ahead, with Darrin Prescott directing. It’ll be his directorial debut, following lots of second unit work on the likes of Captain America: Civil War, John Wick and Drive.

Snow Ponies tells the story of seven hardened men (it says here), as they travel across an unpleasant terrain to deliver a package. No idea what the package is, and seemingly, neither do they. Their journey is punctuated by encounters with bandits and assorted obstacles. And they must choose between loyalty to each other, »

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Gerard Butler signs on for action thriller Snow Ponies

5 February 2017 1:10 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

THR is reporting that Gerard Butler has signed on to appear in the action thriller Snow Ponies, which has been scripted by Pat Healy and will mark the directorial debut of Darrin Prescott.

The film revolves around “a crew of men who travel across difficult terrain to deliver a mysterious package, but are forced to choose between survival and honor when they face brutal obstacles and bandits along the way.”

Butler has several projects on the horizon, including Hunter Killer, Den of Thieves, Geostorm and Keepers, along with the third Olympus Has Fallen movie, Angel Has Fallen. »

- Gary Collinson

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Gerard Butler to lead out action film Snow Ponies

4 February 2017 6:29 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Gerard Butler has signed up for a new action movie named Snow Ponies, a film based on a screenplay that was on the Black List (the best screenplays of the year) back in 2006. Butler will also produce the film, along with Alan Siegel through their G-base production company.

In Snow Ponies, a crew of seven hardened men travel across a vicious landscape to deliver a mysterious package. Met by murderous bandits and brutal obstacles at every turn, they are forced to choose between survival and honor, loyalty and deceit, all the while wondering what secrets their precious cargo may contain.

Darrin Prescott, who is a renowned second unit director, known for his work on Black PantherCaptain America: Civil WarJohn WickJohn Wick: Chapter 2, and Drive, will make his directorial debut with the film.

The project, which is being financed completely by Sierra/Infinity, is being taken to »

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Efm: Gerard Butler to star in 'Snow Ponies'

4 February 2017 4:29 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sierra Affinity to launch international sales on action film in Berlin.

Gerard Butler is to star in the action film Snow Ponies, directed by second unit director Darrin Prescott (Captain America: Civil War) from a script by Pat Healy which was featured on the 2006 Black List.

Sierra/Affinity will launch sales on the title at next week’s European Film Market in Berlin.

Wme Global and CAA are co-representing Us rights.

Kelly McCormick will produce with action and stunt outfit 87eleven along with Butler and Alan Siegel via their G-base production company. Sierra’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg are executive producing, along with Pat Healy and Bryan Brucks.

Principal photography is due to get underway later this year.

In Snow Ponies, a crew of seven hardened men travel across a tough landscape to deliver a mysterious package. Met by bandits and obstacles at every turn, they are forced to choose between survival and honor.

Butler is currently »

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Gerard Butler to star in 'Snow Ponies'

4 February 2017 4:29 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sierra Affinity to launch international sales on action film at the Efm.

Gerard Butler is to star in the action film Snow Ponies, directed by second unit director Darrin Prescott (Captain America: Civil War) from a script by Pat Healy which was featured on the 2006 Blacklist.

Sierra/Affinity will launch sales on the title at next week’s European Film Market in Berlin.

Wme Global and CAA are co-representing domestic.

Kelly McCormick will produce with action and stunt outfit 87eleven along with Butler and Alan Siegel via their G-base production company. Sierra’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg are executive producing, along with Pat Healy and Bryan Brucks.

Principal photography is due to get underway later this year.

In Snow Ponies, a crew of seven hardened men travel across a tough landscape to deliver a mysterious package. Met by bandits and obstacles at every turn, they are forced to choose between survival and honor.

Butler is currently »

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Gerard Butler To Star In Action Pic ‘Snow Ponies’ – Berlin

3 February 2017 8:46 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Gerard Butler is back in action with the lead in Snow Ponies, the feature directorial debut of second-unit veteran Darrin Prescott (John Wick: Chapter 2, Black Panther). The script by Pat Healy was on the 2006 Black List. Sierra/Affinity is financing the project and will take it out to buyers at the European Film Market this month. Snow Ponies follows a crew of seven hardened men who travel across a vicious landscape to deliver a mysterious package. Met by murderous… »

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Gerard Butler to Star in 'Snow Ponies'

3 February 2017 8:18 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Gerard Butler is set to star in Snow Ponies, the action film that marks Darrin Prescott's directorial debut.

Sierra/Affinity is handling sales and will introduce the project to buyers this month at the Berlin Film Market.

The film follows a crew of men who travel across difficult terrain to deliver a mysterious package, but are forced to choose between survival and honor when they face brutal obstacles and bandits along the way.

The film, developed from a script written by Pat Healy, was featured on the 2006 version of the Black List.

Kelly McCormick will produce with 87eleven, with Butler and »

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Taraji P. Henson Assassin Movie Finds Director

2 February 2017 1:33 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Babak Najafi is in negotiations to direct Taraji P. Henson in the Screen Gems feature Proud Mary.

In the thriller, the Hidden Figures actress will play a hit woman who discovers her maternal side after meeting a young boy.

Najafi will direct from a script written by John Stuart Newman and Christian Swegal. Paul Schiff and Tai Duncan are set to produce.

Last year, Najafi directed Gerard Butler in the action movie London Has Fallen, a sequel to  Antoine Fuqua's 2013 film Olympus Has Fallen. He is repped by UTA.

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Mark Gill Out as President of Millennium Films

27 January 2017 1:57 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran Hollywood executive Mark Gill is exiting the presidency of Avi Lerner’s Millennium Films after six years in the post.

Lerner and Trevor Short will continue to operate Millennium, which was launched in 1996 as a subsidiary of Nu Image.

The most successful Millennium titles during Gill’s tenure included “The Expendables 2” and “The Expendables 3,” which combined for $530 million in worldwide grosses, along with Gerard Butler’s “Olympus Has Fallen” and “London Has Fallen” which took in more than $370 million. Gill also attempted to buy the company but was unsuccesful in making a deal.

Gill joined Millennium in 2011 after his company the Film Department closed down. That company’s top performer was “Law Abiding Citizen,” which grossed $133 million at the worldwide box office.

Gill also served as the founding president of Warner Independent Pictures, which was closed down by Warner Bros. in 2008. In that role, he oversaw “March of the Penguins »

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Dawn Olivieri, Mo McRae Join Gerard Butler In ‘Den Of Thieves’

26 January 2017 2:30 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: House Of Lies star Dawn Olivieri and Mo McRae (Fox’s Pitch) have snatched up roles in Diamond Film Production’s Den of Thieves, the crime thriller for Stx that stars Gerard Butler. Christian Gudegast is at the helm for this film, which he co-wrote with Paul Sheuring. Based on true events, Den of Thieves  is a bold action thriller in the tradition of Heat. It follows an elite crew of bank robbers who set out to pull off the ultimate heist and get to the money… »

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2017 Razzies Nominations Announced, 'Zoolander 2' Earns Most Nominations

23 January 2017 9:43 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Sorry, Ben Stiller -- according to the Razzies, Zoolander 2 was quite possibly the worst movie of 2016.

The Razzies revealed its nominations for the year's worst films on Monday, one day before the Oscar nominations. Zoolander 2 earned the most nominations with nine, followed by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which earned eight nominations.

And this year, the nominees have more competition for the dubious honor -- the categories were expanded from five to six contenders.

Watch: Gigi Hadid Does Her Best Blue Steel to Kick Off 'Zoolander 2' Fashion Show

The "winners" will be announced on Feb. 25.

Check out all of the nominations below:

Worst Picture:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Dirty Grandpa

Gods of Egypt

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Independence Day: Resurgence

Zoolander 2

Worst Actor:

Ben Affleck / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Gerard Butler / Gods of Egypt & London Has Fallen

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Zoolander sequel & Batman vs Superman lead the nominations at the 2017 Razzies

23 January 2017 8:26 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Awards season is here and in full swing, but we can’t always celebrate the great and wonderful, the downright awful needs a whole lot of loving too. That comes in the form of the 37th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards or better known to the masses, The Razzies.

Just announced for this year’s Razzies is the extensive list of nominees of crap cinema-goers had to endure throughout 2016 and hell did we have some corkers? To most, the leading contenders should be of no real surprise, leading the pack is Zoolander No. 2 with a staggering 9 nominations followed closely with the film that made sad Affleck into an internet sensation, Batman v Superman with 8 nominations seeing both nominated in Worst Picture and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel. Other films with an honourable mention in the worst picture category include Dirty Grandpa and Independence Day: Resurgence.

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Batman v Superman and Zoolander No. 2 Lead the 2017 Razzie Nominations

23 January 2017 8:13 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Award season is all about recognizing the best films from the past year, but there is one show that actually does the complete opposite. The Razzies honor the worst in film, so the fewer nominations a film gets, the better it must be. While movies like Suicide Squad and Allegiant only got a little bit of flak, others weren't as lucky. In fact, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice scored six nominations for the 37th annual Golden Raspberry Awards. Take a look at the rest of the nominees, and stay tuned for the winners to be announced on Feb. 25, the night before the Oscars. Worst Picture Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Dirty Grandpa Gods of Egypt Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party Independence Day: Resurgence Zoolander No. 2 Worst Actor Ben Affleck, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Gerard Butler, Gods of Egypt and London Has Fallen Henry Cavill, »

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Zoolander No. 2, Batman v Superman Lead 2017 Razzies Nominations

23 January 2017 7:43 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on ew.com.

One day before Hollywood honors the best films of 2016 by unveiling the Oscar nominations, the Razzies have revealed its contenders for the year’s worst.

Zoolander No. 2 has the dubious honor of earning the most nominations this time around, with a total of 9 — including Worst Picture, Worst Actor and Worst Director for Ben Stiller, Worst Supporting Actress for Kristen Wiig, and Worst Supporting Actor for both Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson.

Coming in second with eight nominations is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which also earned a nod »

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Razzie Awards Razz ‘Batman v Superman,’ ‘Zoolander,’ & ‘Dirty Grandpa’ — Nominations

23 January 2017 7:41 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Dishonoring the worst achievements in film every year, the 37th Annual Razzie Awards announced their nominations today, with “Zoolander No. 2” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” leading the pack. The organization called one a “15-years-too-late sequel,” and the other a “Wtf comic book battle-royale.”

Noting that “the crop of cinematic crap in 2016 was so extensive,” the Razzie’s expanded each of the nine categories to include six nominees rather than the usual five. Also wracking up significant digs were “Dirty Grandpa,” “Gods of Egypt,” “Hillary’s America,” and “Independence Day: Resurgence.”

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Some surprises this year include nominations for Shailene Woodley and Naomi Watts for their roles in the “Divergent” series, alongside Tyler Perry in the worst actress category for “Boo! A Madea Halloween.” Perry and “That Same Old Worn »

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