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Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl To Be Released November 27th, 2015 For Awards Season

7 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Working Title FilmsThe Danish Girl, directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables) and starring Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables) and Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair, Anna Karenina), will be released domestically by Focus Features in exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles beginning Friday, November 27th, 2015, and by Universal Pictures International overseas. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made the announcement today.

The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener (being portrayed, respectively, by Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe.

The Danish Girl has been adapted into a screenplay by BAFTA Award nominee Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. »

- Michelle McCue

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Baby, It's Cold Outside - Frigid New York Festival 2015

12 hours ago | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

Erik: A Play About a Puppet

Directed by Jerrod Bogard and Written by John Patrick Bray  Rising Sun Performance Company  Kraine Theater 85 E 4th St., New York, NY 10003   Bi, Hung, Fit...and Married: An Erotic Journey Directed by Seán Cummings Written and Performed by Mark Bentley Cohen Kraine Theater 85 E 4th St., New York, NY 10003   300 to 1 Written by Matt Panesh and Directed by Gareth Armstrong Monkey Poet Kraine Theater 85 E 4th St., New York, NY 10003

This is the second of two dispatches from the theater festival whose name continues to reflect conditions in our fair city: Frigid New York. Frigid is in its ninth year, and all of its revenue goes directly to the artists involved. This year, there are 30 shows running for a combined total of 150 performances in two theaters. We have previously discussed Frigid's Dog Show, The Can Opener, and the excellent Richard the Third and Goal; here, »

- Leah Richards

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'Vikings' Season 3 Interview with Katheryn Winnick | Exclusive

2 March 2015 8:52 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

She's a force to be reckoned with! Katheryn Winnick returns as a shield maiden in Vikings, which had its Season 3 premiere last week. Not only that, Katheryn will soon be starring alongside Gerard Butler, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia in the thriller Geostorm, which hits theaters in 2016. To find out more about her upcoming projects, we caught up with this force of nature herself.

The Canadian-born Katheryn Winnick stars in History's breakout cable TV series Vikings as Lagertha. The gripping family saga tells the extraordinary tales of the lives and epic adventures of these warriors and portrays life in the Dark Ages, a world ruled by raiders and explorers, through the eyes of Viking society. The new ten-episode season begins with Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) as King and follows the great responsibility that now rests on the shoulders of the former farmer. New characters will be introduced, as alliances and loyal friendships are questioned, »

- MovieWeb

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The Tomb Raider Reboot Just Took A Huge Step Forward

25 February 2015 10:10 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

At the turn of the century, Tomb Raider was a franchise at the top of its game. As if that wasn't enough, the series had also spawned two moderately successful films starring the then up-and-coming Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig, and Gerard Butler. Unfortunately, by time the film franchise started to take off, the video game series had taken a serious blow with horrible reviews and a failing public image. A third Tomb Raider film was, sadly, never meant to be. Twelve years later, it looks like Lara Croft.s next is finally leaving development hell, and taking aim at the box office once more. Variety has reported that MGM, previously named custodian of the Tomb Raider film series, has struck a deal with Warner Bros. to bring their long-in-the-works reboot of the archaeological adventure series back to the big screen. It.s been over a decade since Paramount Pictures owned »

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Sony Pictures Hires Skydance Executive Matthew Milam as VP of Creative Production

20 February 2015 4:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Matthew Milam is joining Sony Pictures as VP of creative production. He previously served as VP of production at Skydance Productions, where he recently worked on the Gerard Butler movie “Geostorm.” Milam will report to Michael De Luca and Hannah Minghella, who serve as co-presidents of production at Columbia Pictures. Also Read: ‘Rush’ Star Alexandra Maria Lara Joins Gerard Butler in ‘Geostorm’ (Exclusive) “We are tremendously excited about Matt joining the Columbia team. We’ve followed his career from Warners to Skydance and have been utterly impressed with both his talent and his taste,” De Luca and Minghella said in a joint statement. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Two Night Stand review – back to the drumkit, Miles

12 February 2015 1:15 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Miles Teller (from Whiplash) and Analeigh Tipton hate each other, get stuck in a snowstorm and then don’t. Hate each other that is. But I do. Hate it that is

This is a medium-concept romcom, rush-released to capitalise on Miles Teller’s post-Whiplash visibility. Teller and Analeigh Tipton (from Damsels in Distress) at least bring mild freshness to this tale of a mismatched online hookup that is extended by freak snowstorms; in some infernal variation, we’d be trapped overnight with Gerard Butler and Kate Hudson. Until the overcompensating finale, however, there’s scant internal tension – one minute they loathe one another, the next it’s all ping-pong and fairylights – and the pseudo-frank sex talk repeatedly hits the same one note. Two Night Stand is a notch below popping to Nando’s on the list of things to do with a significant other this Valentine’s.

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- Mike McCahill

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Relativity updates key distribution deals

7 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Company signs new deals with Tele München Group, Viva and Imagem.

Relativity International, at Berlin’s European Film Market (Efm) selling the Gerard Butler thriller Hunter-Killer, has updated key relationships in its global distribution network.

The company has signed a new output deal with Tele München Group for Relativity Studios productions in Germany and Austria.

A new partnership in the Philippines will see Viva distribute both Relativity Studios films and third-party titles overseen by Relativity International.

Meanwhile, Relativity International president Camela Galano and Imagem have extended the Latin American deal covering Relativity Studios titles and third-party fare on the Relativity International slate.

Relativity International continues to expand its ability to bring both Relativity Studios’ films and our partners’ films to audiences around the world,” said Galano.

“Tmg, Imagem and Viva are all leaders in their respective territories and we are proud to be working with them.”

Tele Muenchen Group owner and CEO Herbert Kloiber added: “I am delighted »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Point Break delayed, Rocky spin-off due November

3 February 2015 11:23 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Creed arrives in November, and the new Point Break has been put back to December, Warner Bros announces.

Warner Bros has been shuffling its release dates around, with one film going back five months, and another having its debut confirmed.

The one that's been delayed is Point Break. The already controversial remake (mainly because it's a remake that at this stage, few people seem to like the idea of) was originally set for release on July 31st 2015, but Warner Bros has now pushed it back to December 25th 2015 in the Us. We'd imagine that Warner Bros in the UK will follow suit, and go for a December release as well.

No official reason has been given for moving the Ericson Core-directed remake back, but we can hazard a guess. Last week, Paramount moved Mission: Impossible 5 forward from December to a July 31st release date. Warner Bros, we'd wager, »

- simonbrew

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'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Wins Big at the Annie Awards

1 February 2015 12:38 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2 took Best Animated Feature top honors at the 42nd Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, January 31 at UCLA's Royce Hall. The Best Animated Special Production was awarded to Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (Voyager Pictures LLC); Best Animated Short Subject Feast (Walt Disney Animation Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial Flight of the Stories (Aardman Animations); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children Tumble Leaf (Amazon Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children's Audience Gravity Falls (Disney Television Animation); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production The Simpsons (Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television); Best Animated Video Game Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft); and Best Student Film My Big Brother (Savannah College of Art and Design, Jason Rayner).

The Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in a total of 36 categories from best feature, »

- MovieWeb

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Egypt's Biggest International Star, Amr Waked, Joins Dean Devlin's 'Geostorm' Cast

29 January 2015 7:51 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Egyptian multihyphenate Amr Waked has joined the cast of the sci-fi actioner "Geostorm," which stars Gerard Butler, and which will be directed by Dean Devlin, who teamed with Roland Emmerich to produce 1996’s "Independence Day." The project tells the very topical tale of catastrophic climate change that threatens to destroy the world. Currently shooting in New Orleans, "Geostorm" also co-stars Katheryn Winnick, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia and child actor Sterling JerinsAmr Waked has been cast to play a character named Ray Dussette, who's described as an impatient, intimidating security expert who works hard to keep everyone »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Amr Waked Steps into Geostorm

26 January 2015 7:37 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Egyptian Amr Waked has been cast in the forthcoming sci-fi action thriller Geostorm.According to The Hollywood Reporter Waked will play the head of security on the international space station.Geostorm’s plot centres around catastrophic climate change that threatens to destroy life on Earth as climate control satellites look set to cause a massive storm.Waked is a big star in Egypt and was seen in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and more recently in Luc Besson’s Lucy. Geostorm stars Gerard Butler, Katheryn Winnick, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia.The movie is currently filming in New Orleans with Dean Devlin (who was a producer on […] »

- James Wray

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Egyptian Star Amr Waked Joins ‘Geostorm’ Cast (Exclusive)

26 January 2015 4:24 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Egyptian multihyphenate Amr Waked (“Lucy”) has joined the cast of Gerard Butler sci-fi blockbuster “Geostorm,” in which he will play the French head of security at an international space station when the earth’s climate control satellites fail to function.

Geostorm,” which is currently shooting in New Orleans, will mark the feature directorial debut of Dean Devlin, who teamed with Roland Emmerich to produce 1996’s “Independence Day.” Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is producing with Skydance Productions. Key American cast besides Butler includes Katheryn Winnick, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia and child actor Sterling Jerins.

Warner Bros. has slated the sci-fi action thriller, centered on catastrophic climate change that endangers the world’s survival, for release on Oct. 21, 2016.

Waked’s character in “Geostorm,” is named Ray Dussette, an intimidating and rugged security expert with little patience for error and stupidity who works hard to keep everyone safe, according to pic’s publicity notes. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Amr Waked Heads For Geostorm

26 January 2015 2:26 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Amr Waked was last seen as a French cop wondering what the hell he’d gotten himself into during the madness of Lucy, and he’s not exactly putting his feet on the ground for a new assignment. The Egyptian actor has joined the cast of Gerard Butler sci-fi actin thriller Geostorm.Dean Devlin is making his film-directing debut on the movie, in which Butler plays a charming but stubborn satellite designer called in to help when the orbiting devices that control the Earth’s weather start to go haywire, leading to fears that the worst storm humanity has ever known could soon befall us all.Jim Sturgess will be Butler’s estranged brother, with whom he’ll have to work if he’s to stop the meteorological apocalypse. And Waked? According to Variety, he’s set to play tough international space-station security expert Ray Dussette, who will likely be an important ally for Butler. »

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Casting: Scodelario, Wakd, Cohan, Tucci, Brady

26 January 2015 1:31 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

She was rumored for the part last week, now Kaya Scodelario ("The Maze Runner") is officially set to play the female lead in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" at Disney Pictures.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer announced the news on Twitter, confirming her involvement in the film which begins shooting next month in Australia.

Geostorm

Egyptian star Amr Wakd ("Lucy") will join the Dean Devlin-directed, Gerard Butler-led sci-fi blockbuster "Geostorm" which is currently shooting in New Orleans.

Wakd will play the French head of security at an international space station when the earth’s climate control satellites fail to function. Katheryn Winnick, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia and Sterling Jerins also star. [Source: Variety]

The Boy

Lauren Cohan ("The Walking Dead") has signed on to star in William Brent Bell's horror thriller "The Boy" at Lakeshore Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment. »

- Garth Franklin

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FCC Fines Viacom and Espn $1.4 Million for Misuse of Emergency Alert Warnings

20 January 2015 11:09 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sports network used the system as a promotional tool for “Olympus Has Fallen,” but FCC says public needs it “to prepare them for real emergencies”

The Federal Communications Commission has fined Viacom and Espn $1.4 million for misusing the Emergency Alert System warning tones.

The network issued the warnings tones (Eas) as a promotional tool for the 2013 Warner Bros. film “Olympus Has Fallen,” starring Gerard Butler. A trailer for the movie, about a terrorist attack on the White House, is accompanied by the jarring tones normally reserved for state and national emergency warnings

“The public relies on this system to prepare them for real emergencies, »

- Matt Donnelly

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John Carpenter to executive produce Escape from New York remake

14 January 2015 11:34 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fresh from the news last week about a new Escape from New York Blu-ray release, word has reached Deadline that Snake Plissken will be returning to the big screen in a new remake.

News has emerged that 20th Century Fox has won the remake rights to John Carpenter’s cult 1981 action sci-fi film about a dystopian future where eye-patched convict Plissken (Kurt Russell) is sent into a maximum security prison built on what used to be Manhattan to rescue the President.

While a remake of a beloved classic never goes down well with fans, their anger may be cooled somewhat by the presence of John Carpenter, who has come on board as an executive producer.

There have been a few attempts over recent years to remake the film, with Joel Silver (The Matrix) at one point attached to produce, before New Line Cinema and Breck Eisner (The Crazies) were considering making it. »

- Scott J. Davis

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20th Century Fox Wins Remake Rights to 'Escape from New York'

14 January 2015 8:39 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

A remake of John Carpenter's then-futuristic action thriller Escape from New York has been gestating since as far back as 2007, with several attempts to get the project off the ground falling apart. Directors like Len Wiseman and Breck Eisner have been linked to the project along with leading men like Gerard Butler, Jeremy Renner and most recently Charlie Hunnam being linked to the role. However, none of those attempts had the cooperation of John Carpenter, and Deadline reports that's exactly what's happening with the latest attempt as 20th Century Fox has just won the remake rights to the 1981 film. More below! For those who aren't aware, the original film followed Kurt Russell played the bad ass Snake Plissken, an eye-patched convict who was tasked with rescuing the President of the United States after Air Force One goes missing after crashing in New York. That wouldn't be a big deal »

- Ethan Anderton

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Escape from New York Is Getting a Remake

14 January 2015 7:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sci-fi fans, rejoice! Fox has signed a deal to remake the 1981 futuristic action film Escape from New York. The original John Carpenter-directed film depicts a bleak futuristic world in which Manhattan has been converted into a maximum-security prison. Kurt Russell starred as Snake Plissken, a former soldier who was assigned to rescue the president after Air Force One crashes in New York. If he rescues the president, he saves the world. If he fails, he will explode. In the 34 years since the film was released, it has become a cult classic. The one problem with the original: It was »

- Steve Helling, @stevehelling

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Escape from New York Is Getting a Remake

14 January 2015 7:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sci-fi fans, rejoice! Fox has signed a deal to remake the 1981 futuristic action film Escape from New York. The original John Carpenter-directed film depicts a bleak futuristic world in which Manhattan has been converted into a maximum-security prison. Kurt Russell starred as Snake Plissken, a former soldier who was assigned to rescue the president after Air Force One crashes in New York. If he rescues the president, he saves the world. If he fails, he will explode. In the 34 years since the film was released, it has become a cult classic. The one problem with the original: It was »

- Steve Helling, @stevehelling

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‘McFarland USA’ To Close Santa Barbara Film Festival: Full Lineup

8 January 2015 9:48 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has unveiled its 2015 line-up which includes films representing 54 countries, 23 world premieres and 53 U.S. premieres. The U.S. premiere of Niki Caro’s McFarland USA will close out the 30th fest. Based on the 1987 true story and starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello, the film follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. The unlikely band of runners overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.

The festival runs from January 27-February 7.

Below is the list of World and U.S. Premiere films followed by the list of titles by sidebar categories.

World Premieres

A Better You, USA

Directed by Matt Walsh

Cast: Brian Huskey, »

- The Deadline Team

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