Some films come out of nowhere and today the first trailer has dropped for "The Girl with All The Gifts," a new British film that's being dubbed the next "28 Days Later".
Based on a novel by M.R. Carey, the story follows a young woman (Sennia Nanua) who may hold the secret to a cure and ends up traveling with a group of scientists and soldiers. Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine also star in the Colm McCarthy ("Sherlock," "Peaky Blinders") directed film which opens in the U.K. on September 23rd but hasn't scored a U.S. release yet.
- Garth Franklin
The UK trailer is now online for The Girl With All The Gifts starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, and Sennia Nanua. Film is directed by Colm McCarthy from a screenplay written by M.R. Carey.
The Girl With All The Gifts is set in a dystopian world, humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects
At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied, subjected to cruel experiments by biologist Dr. Caldwell. Despite having been infected with the zombie pathogen that has decimated the world, these children retain normal thoughts and emotions. And while still being subject to the craving for human flesh that marks the disease these second- generation “hungries” are able to think and feel »
- Kellvin Chavez
The first trailer for Colm McCarthy's (Peaky Blinders, Doctor Who, Ripper Street) adaptation of The Girl With All The Gifts has been released, and we think you'll agree this is one to keep a very close eye on. Starring Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine, the movie is set in a future filled with flesh-eating "Hungries", and focuses on a team of scientists/soldiers as they attempt to contain the spread of the fungal virus which causes the transformation. Check out the trailer and synopsis below and be sure to share your thoughts in the usual place. The near future; humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied, »
Ryan Lambie Jul 5, 2016
We're very much looking forward to the upcoming The Girl With All The Gifts, and since the release of the trailer and synopsis (see below), we've now got a new posters and a UK release date.
The adaptation will arrive in cinemas on September 23rd. And here's the new poster...
The Girl With All The Gifts: Trailer (June 2016)
Based on the book by Mr Carey, The Girl With All The Gifts is a British zombie horror thriller with a great cast - Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine all star in a tale about a near future where a disease has turned most of the population into cannibalistic "hungries". Holed up in an army base, the remnants of humanity attempt to find a cure by »
Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Whitehouse, Jeffrey Tambor and Adrian McLoughlin also star in the film which is shooting in England and Ukraine.
Based on Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin's graphic novel about true events, the action set in the days following Stalin's collapse. His core team of ministers tussle for control - some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They're all just desperately trying to remain alive. Iannucci says in a statemwnt:
"'The Death of Stalin' has everything: comedy, tragedy, truth, lies, life, death, bravery and cowardice. All under the shadow of Stalin's Terror. So I'm really pleased we have an amazingly multifaceted cast who can »
- Garth Franklin
Based on graphic novel The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, the drama is set in the days following the Russian leader’s stroke in 1953 as his core team of ministers tussle for control.
The film stars Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Simon Russell Beale (Into the Woods), Paddy Considine (Macbeth), Rupert Friend (Homeland), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion), Michael Palin (A Fish Called Wanda), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Paul Whitehouse (Alice in Wonderland) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) with Adrian McLoughlin (Thunderpants) as Stalin.
The Death of Stalin is a Quad, Main Journey production, in co-production with Gaumont.
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“Homeland” star Rupert Friend has joined the cast of “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s movie “The Death of Stalin,” which toplines “Boardwalk Empire’s” Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale (“Into the Woods,” “My Week with Marilyn”), and Paddy Considine (“Macbeth,” “The World’s End”). Pic is shooting in England and Ukraine.
Also in the ensemble cast are Jason Isaacs (“Fury,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”), Olga Kurylenko (“Oblivion,” “Quantum of Solace”), Michael Palin (“Life of Brian,” “A Fish Called Wanda”), Andrea Riseborough (“Birdman,” “Oblivion”), Paul Whitehouse (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) and Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent,” “Arrested Development”) with Adrian McLoughlin (“Thunderpants”) as Stalin.
Iannucci said: “‘The Death of Stalin’ has everything: comedy, tragedy, truth, lies, life, death, bravery and cowardice. All under the shadow of Stalin’s Terror. So I’m really pleased we have an amazingly multifaceted cast who can give us all these things and more. »
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The movie marks the feature debut of writer/director Zack Whedon, who is a producer and has penned episodes for “Halt and Catch Fire” and “Southland.” Whedon also co-created Neil Patrick Harris’ miniseries “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” with brothers Joss and Jed.
Whedon’s script appeared on the 2012 Black List. Paul plays a man who must track down the whereabouts of his mysterious girlfriend (Wallis), after he realizes she’s not who she was pretending to be.
“It’s surprising that this is Zack’s first feature,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “His filmmaking pulls together all the elements of a great thriller – intriguing characters, clever dialogue and expert pacing. It makes sense that the script attracted such A-list talent. We love this film and know audiences will, too. »
- Dave McNary
The BBC has handed out a slew of new drama orders with its period crime drama "Peaky Blinders" receiving a two season renewal. The series, currently in the midst of its third season in the UK, will score a fourth and fifth season of six episodes each.
Showrunner Steven Knight will once again pen every episode. Tom Hardy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle and Joe and Finn Cole are among the returning cast for the third season which also adds Paddy Considine. No word how many of them will return for the fourth or fifth outing.
Netflix has been handling the U.S. distribution with the third season to debut in full on May 31st. It's unclear if that relationship will continue for these two new seasons, though it'd be a surprise if it didn't. The series has been sold in 163 countries and is an international smash hit.
- Garth Franklin
Excellent news: the BBC is bringing Peaky Blinders back for two further series after the conclusion of its third run.
The 1920s gangster story starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson is currently airing its third series on BBC Two and is expected to start filming series four in 2017, with number five on the way after that.
There's no word on whether series five is planned to be the series' final outing, but few can argue that it would represent a decent number of episodes after which to say goodbye to the show. Creator Steven Knight has previously revealed plans to take the Shelbys all the way up to the outbreak of the Second World War, which would mean covering some serious time distance over the next two runs. »
The story centres on an assassin who is double-crossed and transformed by a rogue surgeon into a woman, whereupon she sets out to wreak vengeance on those who betrayed her.
In Cannes Saban Films acquired Colm McCarthy’s The Girl With All The Gifts starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, and Sennia Nanua; and John Michael McDonagh’s War On Everyone Starring Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård, Theo James, and Tessa Thompson. »
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The film follows an assassin, who’s double crossed by gangsters and finds himself in the hands of a rogue surgeon — played by Sigourney Weaver — who turns him into a woman. Rodriguez plays the assassin, who sets out for revenge.
“This is a revenge action thriller with a twist,” said Saban Film’s Bill Bromiley. “’Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale’ is a unique and clever film which will take audience in a cool adventure.”
- Dave McNary
Tommy seeks absolution while there’s dissent in the ranks in the latest instalment of the ever-stylish Peaky Blinders…
This review contains spoilers.
Stop swearing? You’d have more luck getting the Shelby men to wear tutus, Pol.
Despite Polly’s toast in the same scene, episode three found the Shelby family anything but united. Harmony is impossible this series because the Shelbys can’t agree on what they are now they’ve struck it rich. Their new circumstances have splintered the family’s self-image. Each has a conflicting idea on what it means to be a Peaky Blinder nowadays, and it’s pulling them apart at the well-tailored seams.
Arthur and John are dangerously resentful at their demotion, Polly’s aspiring to the bohemian classes, Michael’s being kept for best but gagging for violence and Ada is still half-civilian, half-Shelby with her head turned by »
Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, Veep) is assembling an all-star cast for his next feature film project, The Death of Stalin, which is based upon Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin’s 2011 graphic novel and explores the political infighting in the days following the death of the Soviet leader in 1953.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Dalton, Toby Kebbel, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine and Andrea Riseborough are all in advanced negotiations to join the satire. Buscemi is set to play Stalin’s successor Nikita Khrushchev, with Tambor portraying Georgy Malenkov and Dalton as Georgy Zhukov.
The Death of Stalin will mark Iannucci’s second feature film following 2009’s In the Loop, a spinoff from the BBC series The Thick of It.
- Gary Collinson
Cornerstone Films, the London- and L.A.-based production, finance and international film sales company, was launched in Cannes last year by Alison Thompson, former head of Universal’s Focus Features Intl., and Mark Gooder, former president of acquisitions at the Weinstein Co. At Cannes this year, they are back with footage from new films and are on the hunt for strong stories.
What are the highlights of your Cannes slate?
Thompson: Paddy is such a talented filmmaker and he’s been looking for the right piece to do (following his directorial debut “Tyrannosaur”) that will help broaden his audience. He definitely has a director’s voice, but he’s also a guy with a real commercial eye. »
- Leo Barraclough
Saban Films is close to a deal for U.S. distribution rights to “The Girl With All the Gifts,” the company said Friday. The film unfolds in an underground bunker, where children are being examined by scientists in the hopes of finding a cure for a fungal spore that has infected the planet.
The BFI (British Film Institute) and Creative England financed the film, with Camille Gatin and Angus Lamont producing the picture. Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films out of Cannes with Altitude’s Mike Runagall representing the filmmakers.
- Brent Lang
Saban Films is closing a domestic deal for Colm McCarthy’s The Girl with All the Gifts. Adapted by M.R. Carey from his own novel of the same title, the post-apocalyptic thriller stars Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans), Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum), Glenn Close (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Sennia Nanua. The film is set in a dystopian world where a seemingly normal and very intelligent little girl lives in an underground army bunker with other children her… »
American stars to play Soviet leader’s successors Georgy Malenkov and Nikita Khrushchev in film about power struggle that followed dictator’s death
Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Timothy Dalton, Olga Kurylenko, Toby Kebbel, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine and Andrea Riseborough will all join the cast of Armando Iannucci’s political satire The Death of Stalin, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Related: Armando Iannucci: 'What the BBC needs to do is to bite the bullet'
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- Ben Child
Our huge excitement for James Gray‘s next feature, The Lost City of Z, can partly be explained by this great filmmaker’s less-than-prolific output. You can imagine, then, how nice it is to hear yet another title — and possibly his most interesting endeavor yet — is soon to roll cameras.
For years, there’s been talk of a sci-fi feature known as To the Stars. As co-written by Gray and Ethan Gross, it concerns “an odyssey through the Solar System,” in which astronauts — using “a technology of space travel that would be believable today” — are tasked with bringing a “renegade” one of their own back to Earth. It’s supposedly inspired by both Heart of Darkness — by extension, probably Apocalypse Now, too; it’s a Gray favorite and touchstone for The Lost City of Z — and the emotional trauma endured by men who walked on the moon, a subject the »
- Nick Newman
Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Dalton, Toby Kebbel, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine and Andrea Riseborough are in advanced negotiations to join "The Death of Stalin" for Gaumont and Quad Films.
Armando Iannucci's first post-"Veep" feature, the story is adapted from the French graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin. Iannucci is producing alongside David Schneider and Ian Martin ("In the Loop," "Veep").
The action is set during the chaotic days of political infighting that followed the 1953 death of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Buscemi will play Nikita Khrushchev, while Tambor will star as Georgy Malenkov and Dalton as Georgy Zhukov.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
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