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19 items from 2016


BBC & Weinsteins Reteam For ‘SS-gb’ Miniseries In U.S. Rights Deal

22 June 2016 2:26 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Weinstein Company has acquired U.S. distribution TV rights to SS-gb, the upcoming alternate history thriller from UK-based production house Sid Gentle Films and the BBC, which will air the five-part miniseries in the UK. The project based on Len Deighton's 1978 novel was adapted by James Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and stars Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth. Jason Flemyng, James Cosmo, Aneurin Barnard, Maeve Dermody, Rainer Bock and Lars Eidinger co-star. The… »

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Weinsteins acquire Us TV rights to 'SS-gb'

22 June 2016 7:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Weinstein Company has acquired Us television rights to UK-based Sid Gentle Films’ upcoming alternate history thriller to star Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth.

SS-gb is based on Len Deighton’s 1978 novel of the same name and will air on BBC One in the UK.

James Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade adapted the speculative story, which takes place in a London in the 1940s occupied by the Nazis as a detective stumbles upon a web of intrigue.

Jason Flemyng, James Cosmo, Aneurin Barnard and Maeve Dermody also star alongside German actors Rainer Bock and Lars Eidinger.

Germany’s Philipp Kadelbach directs and executive producers are Sid Gentle FilmsSally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris

The miniseries marks the second partnership between the Weinsteins, BBC, Lookout Point, and Bbcww this year following War & Peace.

David Glasser, Negeen Yazdi, James Gold, Michal Podell Steinberg, and Talia Houminer negotiated the deal for TWC with Bbcww and Lookout Point. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Devilworks boards 'Monochrome', 'Welcome To Leith'

6 June 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: British thriller Monochrome is set to market premiere at the London Screenings this month.

UK genre specialists Devilworks has acquired worldwide rights to Monochrome, Thomas Lawes’ thriller starring 2013 Screen Star of Tomorrow Cosmo Jarvis (The Naughty Room), Jo Woodcock (Dorian Gray) James Cosmo (Braveheart, Game Of Thrones) and Lee Boardman (Longford).

The film tells the story of a female serial killer who targets the wealthy. Cosmo’s detective tracks her down using special abilities granted to him by his neurological condition synaesthesia, which confuses his senses, allowing him to hear colours and see sounds.

Suzie Norton is producing the project for Birmingham-based Electric Flix.

Monochrome is set to receive a market premiere at the London Screenings later this month.

Devilworks has also acquired international rights (excluding UK, Germany, Australia, Nz, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) to documentary Welcome To Leith, which premiered at Sundance 2015 and went on to pick up awards at HotDocs »

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Scottish films revealed for Edinburgh International Film Festival

17 May 2016 9:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Two Brian Cox-starrers and a documentary focus on female directors are amongst this year’s programme of films.Scroll down for list in full

The Edinburgh International Film Festival has unveiled the Scottish selection for its 70th edition (June 15-26).

As previously announced, the festival will open with the world premiere of Tommy’s Honour, starring Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden, and will close with the world premiere of Whisky Galore!, starring Gregor Fisher, James Cosmo and Eddie Izzard.

Veteran actor Brian Cox has two features in the selection, János Edelényi’s comedy The Carer [pictured] and Jon Cassar’s western Forsaken, in which he stars alongside both Kiefer and Donald Sutherland.

Scottish actor Rose Leslie will star alongside Ray Liotta and Gina Rodriguez in family drama Sticky Notes, from director Amanda Sharp.

Angus Macfadyen, known for playing Robert the Bruce in Braveheart, makes his directorial debut with Macbeth Unhinged, a black-and-white »

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Eiff unveils Scottish selection

17 May 2016 9:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Two Brian Cox-starrers and a documentary focus on female directors are amongst this year’s programme of films.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival has unveiled the Scottish selection for it 69th edition (June 15-26).

As previously announced, the festival will open with Tommy’s Honour (world premiere), starring Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden, and will close with Whisky Galore!, starring Gregor Fisher, James Cosmo and Eddie Izzard (world premiere).

Veteran actor Brian Cox has two features in the selection, János Edelényi’s comedy The Carer [pictured] and Jon Cassar’s western Forsaken, in which he stars alongside both Kiefer and Donald Sutherland.

Scottish actor Rose Leslie will star alongside Ray Liotta and Gina Rodriguez in family drama Sticky Notes, from director Amanda Sharp.

Angus Macfadyen, known for playing Robert the Bruce in Braveheart, makes his directorial debut with Macbeth Unhinged, a black-and-white retelling of the Shakespearian tragedy.

This year’s Scottish Documentary Institute’s Bridging the Gap series »

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First Look At Bel Powley Film Ashes In The Snow

13 May 2016 6:13 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lisa Loven Kongsli (upcoming Wonder Woman, Force Majeure), Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and Peter Franzen (History Channel’s ‘Vikings’, The Gunman) have joined 2016 BAFTA Rising Star nominee Bel Powley (upcoming Carrie Pilby, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl), Jonah Hauer-King, and Martin Wallstrom (FX series ‘Mr. Robot’) in Marius Markevicius’ riveting Ashes In The Snow, it was announced by Radiant Films International President and CEO, Mimi Steinbauer.

Rounding out the newly announced cast are Sam Hazeldine (The Huntsman: Winter’S War, Monuments Men), James Cosmo (HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’, upcoming Ben-hur), Adrian Schiller (The Danish Girl, Suffragette) and Tom Sweet.

Currently in production, Radiant will present the project to international buyers at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes.

Ashes In The Snow is the poignant story of a 16-year-old heroine Lina Vilkas (Powley) who is separated from her family amidst Stalin’s reign of terror in the Baltic region during WWII. »

- Michelle McCue

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Lisa Loven Kongsli, Sophie Cookson Join Bel Powley’s ‘Ashes in the Snow’

12 May 2016 9:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lisa Loven Kongsli, Sophie Cookson and Peter Franzen have joined Bel Powley in the World War II drama “Ashes in the Snow.”

Radiant International is launching sales at the Cannes Film Festival on “Ashes,” which is currently in production. Jonah Hauer-King, Martin Wallstrom, Sam Hazeldine, James Cosmo, Adrian Schiller and Tom Sweet also star.

Powley portrays a 16-year-old aspiring artist who is separated from her family amidst Stalin’s reign of terror in the Baltic region during World War II. She risks her life and uses her art to secretly send messages to her imprisoned father to let him know she is still alive.

Ramunas Greicius filmed the winter scenes earlier this year in Lithuania. The final summer scenes will shoot this May and June.

“Ashes” is based on Ruta Sepetys’ 2011 novel “Between Shades of Gray,” based on the true story of Irena Spakauskiene. The film adaptation is written by »

- Dave McNary

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'Whisky Galore!' world premiere to close Edinburgh

21 April 2016 5:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Remake of classic Scottish comedy set for world premiere as 2016 Edinburgh closing night gala.

The 70th edition of the Edinburgh Film Festival (Eiff) (June 15-26) will close with the world premiere of Scottish comedy remake Whisky Galore!.

A remake of Alexander Mackendrick’s 1949 feature of the same name, the story follows a group of Scottish islanders who enjoy a windfall of whiskey during the Second World War.

The original was based on Sir Compton Mackenzie’s novel of the same name, which was inspired by the shipwreck off the Scottish coast of a ship sailing for America with a cargo of export-only alcohol during World War II.

The home-grown production was filmed on location in Scotland and features Scottish actors including Gregor Fisher (Love Actually), James Cosmo (Braveheart), Kevin Guthrie (Sunset Song), Sean Biggerstaff (Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets), and Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie).

Gillies Mackinnon (Regeneration, Hideous Kinky) directed from Peter McDougall’s screenplay. Iain Maclean »

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'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Will Have These 2 Surprise Characters

18 April 2016 1:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While there still isn't much we know about Season 6 of Game of Thrones, the return of several characters has already been confirmed. After sitting out all of Season 5, Isaac Hempstead-Wright is back as Bran Stark, with other characters such as Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan) set to return after lengthy hiatuses. Today we have word that a character fans haven't seen for many seasons is coming back, while series star Liam Cunningham revealed in an interview with IGN that a character from George R.R. Martin's books will debut in Game of Thrones Season 6. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

Earlier this month, the new Game of Thrones trailer showed Liam Cunningham's Davos Seaworth issuing a stern warning to an unseen character that the "dead are coming." Davos reveals that the real war in Westeros this season will be between the living and the dead, »

- MovieWeb

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DVD Review – Estranged (2015)

11 April 2016 4:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Estranged, 2015.

Directed by Adam Levins.

Starring Amy Manson, Craig Conway, Simon Quarterman, James Cosmo, Bob Duff, James Lance, Eileen Nicholas, Nora-Jane Noone.

Synopsis:

A woman with amnesia from a crash returns to her family home and tries to work out who she was before her accident and why her family are behaving so strangely towards her.

Touching on the subject of class and the insular nature of family in the upper classes, Estranged is a curious British thriller about January (Amy MansonPumpkinhead: Blood Feud), a vibrant young woman having the time of her life travelling through Brazil with her boyfriend Callum (Simon QuartermanThe Devil Inside) when she is flung from their scooter during a crash. Surviving but suffering from amnesia and needing a wheelchair until she regains the use of her legs, January returns to her isolated family mansion deep in the British countryside with Callum but the »

- Amie Cranswick

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Neil Marshall Produced Dark Signal Gets a Trailer

22 March 2016 7:35 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

The first trailer for Edward Evers-Swindell's supernatural horror film, Dark Signal, has finally landed and it looks like a stylishly mounted production. The film is executive Produced by one of the very best names in horror, Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thones), so it's had my interest for a while.

The film stars Siwan Morris, Gareth David-Lloyd, Joanna Ignaczewska, Duncan Pow, Eleanor Gecks, Cinzia Monreale and James Cosmo and hits DVD and Digital HD in the UK on May 30th, 2016.

Synopsis:

Deep in the heart of the isolated Welsh valleys, an eerie hush spreads throughout the deserted wilds. Stranded and terrified, single mother, Kate (Joanna Ignaczewska), finds herself entangled in an ill-thought-out plan: a midnight robbery about to take a [Continued ...] »

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Latest 'Hur' Remake Gets a Loud, Bombastic Trailer for the Fast and Furious Crowd

18 March 2016 12:49 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Ben-Hur' 2016 with Jack Huston: Chariot race to the death. 'Ben-Hur' 2016 trailer: 'Gladiator' meets 'Fast Seven' meets 'Star Wars' meets… Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer have released the trailer for their 2016 Ben-Hur remake (or reboot or readaptation) – a.k.a. Fast and Furious A.D., as one wag called it in an online comment. Instead of grandiose spectacle featuring at its core a “human” story with Christian overtones, this chariot-and-sandals epic is being sold as Gladiator meets Fast Seven meets Spartacus: Blood and Sand meets Star Wars – with Morgan Freeman's Sheik Ilderim as the Roman Empire's dreadlocked version of Alec Guinness' Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi. Say what you will, the trailer-makers sure know their target audience. And that's not the same crowd that would go check out what's usually referred to in the U.S. media as “faith” (i.e., Christian) movies. One assumes that particular audience segment will be getting »

- Andre Soares

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Barney Thomson | Review

12 March 2016 3:30 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Demon Bumbler: Carlyle’s Serial Killer Comedy Hit or Miss

Actor Robert Carlyle directs his feature debut Barney Thomson from a first-time screenplay by producer and Ad Richard Cowan, an adaptation of novel by Douglas Lindsay. Released in the UK last year with The Legend of appearing as part of the title, the Us release divorces itself from such a lofty claim, reducing it instead to merely the name of its title character, hoping the star wattage of supporting players such as Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone will drive audiences to the film. A Glasgow set serial killer comedy, mild comparisons to another famed murderous barber, Sweeney Todd, the famed demon of Fleet Street, are completely superficial. Mildly amusing, Carlyle squanders the film’s focus, allowing his more flamboyant co-stars to score more perversely entertaining heights.

Opportunity has yet to present itself to the continually downtrodden Barney Thomson (Carlyle), a »

- Nicholas Bell

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Trainspotting: 20 years on

12 March 2016 3:47 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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What made Trainspotting so special? We take a look back at Danny Boyle's classic, as it heads towards its 20th birthday...

Trainspotting, by Irvine Welsh, was first published in 1993. The novel grew from a series of short stories into a collection of non-linear connected vignettes based around a group of heroin addicts from Leith and their acquaintances. Parts of the novel – which grew from Welsh's diaries after being inspired by the early Nineties rave scene – were published in a variety of journals and pamphlets across Scotland, including New Writing Scotland and Rebel Inc. One of these publishers passed on the work to Secker & Warburg, who published it despite not feeling it had much commercial value (though they had previously put out works by Orwell, Kafka, and Simone de Beauvoir).

Written from multiple characters' perspectives in a variety of accents, it was longlisted for the Booker Prize »

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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Estranged Blu-ray

10 February 2016 8:15 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

 “Blood is Thicker than Water, and Some Stains Never Come Out!”

Now you can own Estranged, the movie that Kat Hughes of The Hollywood News called:

“…a tense, claustrophobic thriller …”

and Dave Gammon at Horrornews.Net says is:

 “…a powerful, emotional roller coaster ride into the evil that lurks within family secrets.”

From Well Go USA:

Estranged, the Terrifying Debut Feature Film from Director Adam Levins arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital HD February 12. Bonus Features Include a Making of Featurette. From the producers of Insidious and The Devil Inside comes Estranged, the modern Gothic tale of dark secrets and shocking motives debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD February 12 from Well Go USA Entertainment. A young woman is forced to return home after a near-fatal accident has left her temporarily wheelchair bound and depleted of her long-term memory. Not only has she forgotten her family, but her childhood as well. »

- Tom Stockman

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Breakdown is Set to Entertain Gangland Film Genre Audiences - Now!

18 January 2016 3:34 PM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

The crime thriller Breakdown has released in the UK, recently. From director Jonnie Malachi, the film involves a traumatized hitman, whose family comes into jeopardy. The film stars Craig Fairbrass (The Bank Job), Emmett J Scanlan, James Cosmo, Mem Ferda and Tamer Hassan. And, the film was released, within the United Kingdom, this past January 15th, 2016. Release details for Breakdown are available here. Actor Mem Ferda (Pusher) has something to say to fans of gangland thrillers. He says of the genre and to its fans: "audiences that have become nullified by the British gangster genre films of late will be pleasantly surprised by Breakdown. It’s intelligent, intriguing and very entertaining." Promising action and exciting sequences, Breakdown stands out by focusing on the psychology of a hired killer. Available now, fans of British action thrillers can pick up their copy, from United Kingdom retailers, right now! Release Date: January 15, 2016 (UK). Director/writer: Jonnie. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Breakdown Sets New Bar for Indie UK Crime Thrillers [Review]

18 January 2016 2:22 PM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Craig Fairbrass, who has firmly positioned himself as an intense and formidable leading man in UK genre films recently, expertly heads taught and brawling thriller, Breakdown, along with a cast of other seasoned British talent including Game of ThronesJames Cosmo Emmett J. Scanlan, Mem Ferda and Tamer Hassan (The Business).

In what is certainly a gripping debut feature by writer director Jonnie Malalchi, Breakdown tells the story of Alfie Jennings (played by Craig Fairbrass, Rise of the Footsoldier, St George’s Day), a loving father, faithful husband and professional contract killer who spirals out of control when he’s haunted by visions of his violent past. With his work compromised, he reaches breaking point as he is forced to shield his family [Continued ...] »

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Breakdown review – generic gangland fare

17 January 2016 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Craig Fairbrass plays an enforcer who wants to spend more time with his family in this standard Brit-crim thriller

Taking the briefest of theatrical bows before coming to a video shelf near you tomorrow, this generic Brit-crim thriller finds Craig Fairbrass’s enforcer troubled by ghoulish visions after a lifetime of hardened career carnage. Wishing to concentrate more on family than killing people, he must first extricate himself from his gangland past – an endeavour that will involve killing lots more people first. Fairbrass does his best to look deeply troubled and conflicted, while James Cosmo enjoys himself in a garrulous “Godfather” role.

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- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Breakdown review – preposterous geezer-gangster panto

14 January 2016 1:45 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This embarrassing slice of British nonsense, featuring the assassination of nonces and drug dealers, is rescued only by a moment of climactic comedy

Here’s the year’s first Brit geezer-gangster nonsense panto, featuring a fair bit of torture porn. It features Craig Fairbrass, Tamer Hassan and James Cosmo; Danny Dyer’s duties in Albert Square probably prevented him from taking part. Fairbrass plays granite-faced Alfie, a tough ex-army guy made good, devoted to his wife and teenage daughter, but trying to keep them from the reality of his work: killing people for a military-style assassination unit with the fascistic name of Home Front, run by Albert Chapman, played by James Cosmo, whose monopoly on this kind of role in this kind of film is one of British cinema’s enduring curiosities. Alfie’s targets happen to be mostly nonces and drug dealers, which is why he’s supposed to »

- Peter Bradshaw

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