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The novel is seen through Kelly.s eyes, scribbling his narrative on scraps of paper in semi-literate but descriptive prose as he fled from the police.
To his pursuers, Kelly was a monstrous criminal, a thief and a murderer. To many ordinary Australians, the bushranger was a hero, defying the authority of the English to control their lives.
Joe Penhall was listed as the writer when the project received development funding from Screen Australia.
- Don Groves
Way back in 2013 at Tiff, we first got a look at Tom at the Farm, a psychosexual thriller in a Hitchcockian vein by the prolific Canadian director still in his 20s, Xavier Dolan. Edgar Chaput championed Dolan’s vision and style as a young auteur, but felt it didn’t have the energy or coherence of some of his equally stylish earlier features.
The film however never got released in American theaters, and since Tom at the Farm first debuted, Dolan managed to put out yet another film, 2014’s Mommy. Now the chance to see it has finally arrived along with a new trailer, and unlike Mommy, it’s thankfully in the right aspect ratio.
- Brian Welk
A furious slew of titles in the works would seem to prophesize a robust main competition slate for Cannes 2016. Though our initial list will eventually be pruned down as the year progresses (Berlin may snag something in here, especially if their 2016 lineup looks anything like their landmark selection from this past January), we’re confident that we will be seeing another round of heavy hitting auteurs unveiling their latest bits on the Croisette.
Absent from the main competition in 2015 were the Romanians (Muntean and Porumboiu were assigned to Un Certain Regard) and any trace of Latin filmmakers. The 2016 edition looks to make up for lost ground. For the Romanians, a couple heavy hitting titans from the New Wave will be ready. Cristi Puiu, who previously won Ucr in 2005 with The Death of Mr. Lazarescu should hopefully be getting a competition invite for Sierra Nevada. Meanwhile, previous Palme d’Or winner »
- Nicholas Bell
Family history and popular history — with the opposing yarns each can spin — collide and collude to intriguing effect in “The Lost Aviator,” a bright, entertaining account of a scandal from the glossy annals of early 20th-century aviation. In relating (and subtly reframing) the story of his great-uncle Bill Lancaster, a dashing British pilot whose Roaring Twenties celebrity ended in a sensational murder trial before a tragic final flight in 1933, Australian helmer Andrew Lancaster has a personal stake in the material that is to be expected. More surprising is the filmmaker’s unsentimental needling of his relatives for harder interpretations of a legend laid to rest. Still retaining a romantic sweep that is all but inseparable from its milieu, this handsomely presented “Aviator” — which has already racked up miles on the festival circuit — should take off in ancillary.
Bill Lancaster’s story is too enticing not to have been told already »
- Guy Lodge
After a previous promo video focused mainly on the famed Scottish warrior, Marion Cotillard's scheming Lady Macbeth comes to the forefront in an extended teaser.
Manipulated by his wife to overthrow the king and driven by his own lust for power, Macbeth lives with constant doubts about who he can trust and how long his own reign will last.
Kurzel shot his version of the play on location throughout England and Scotland last year.
Macbeth opens on October 2 in the UK. »
Alicia Vikander of Ex Machina and Seventh Son was circling a role in the Assassin.s Creed movie, but ultimately dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. (You can blame Bourne for that one.) But now a new actress as stepped in to fill the vacant seat and that.s the Greek-born French starlet Ariane Labed. Deadline was first to report the news of Labed.s involvement, and she.ll be joining the already cast Macbeth buddies Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in Assassin.s Creed. As the trade notes, this is the most high-profile booking for Labed. The actress won the Best Actress awards at the Venice Film Festival, Hellenic Film Academy Awards and Angers European First Film Festival for her role in Attenberg, about a 23-year-old woman stuck in a boring factory town. She also won similar awards from Locarno International Film Festival in 2014 for Fidelio, Alice.s Odyssey »
Alicia Vikander‘s loss is Ariane Labed‘s gain. The Lobster actress has just been set for Assassin’s Creed, days after Vikander turned down the role. Justin Kurzel directs the video game adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. More details on the Assassin’s Creed Ariane Labed casting after the jump. Back in May, we learned that both Assassin’s […]
- Angie Han
Earlier this week, we reported that Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) had decided to go with Bourne 5 over Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of the hit video game Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Deadline now reports that Assassin’s Creed has quickly filled the role by casting The Lobster star Ariane Labed for the unspecified role, although knowing how Hollywood operates, the 31-year-old actress will probably play the love-interest since Cotillard has committed the heinous, unforgivable crime of being 39 (she’ll be 40 when filming begins in the fall, and after shooting wraps she’ll presumably be put on an ice floe and shipped into the Hollywood Reservoir). For those who are unfamiliar with the video games, they focus on assassins whose deeds are viewed through the ancestral memories of a mild-mannered bartender who’s been kidnapped by a shady corporation. I’ve only played the first game, which includes killing powerful figures, »
- Matt Goldberg
Titan Comics have just announced that it has secured the license to publish Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed comics!
For those that are unaware of this massive franchise, Assassin’s Creed is one of the most popular video games with more than 93 million units sold since its first appeared back in 2007. It has since gone on to reach into numerous homes via various gaming platforms and generate its on history and weave its own impressive lore. You can watch the trailer for the latest chapter Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate here at Flickering Myth which will be set in Victorian London; also currently in production is an Assassin’s Creed - The Movie, which is to be directed by Justin Kurzel and will be starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
Titan comics will be expanding the realm of Assassin’s Creeds visual storytelling with the creation of a brand new 5-part arc comic book series, »
French actress Ariane Labed has signed on to join Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in New Regency's video game adaptation Assassin's Creed. While no character details were given, the actress has landed the role that Alicia Vikander was once up for, before she was forced to drop out after landing a role in Universal's Bourne 5. The producers moved quickly to find a replacement, landing on Ariane Labed.
Michael Fassbender will star as a man who learns that he comes from a long line of assassins, after he is kidnapped by a clandestine organization which has ties to the Knights Templar. He is tasked with using his skills to travel back in time and recover important historical artifacts. There was a report that revealed Michael Fassbender is actually playing two characters in the adaptation, Michael Lynch in present day scenes, and an assassin named Aguilar de Agarorobo during scenes set in the Spanish Inquisition. »
"Macbeth" helmer Justin Kurzel and that film's stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are re-teaming for 'Creed' which deals with a centuries old war between two bitter rivals - the Templars and the Assassins. The games have sold over 91 million copies.
Labed will play the role that Alicia Vikander was circling at one point, a role she ultimately had to pass on due to her commitment to the upcoming fifth film in the Jason Bourne series at Universal.
Filming on 'Creed' is slated to begin in early Fall for a December 2016 release.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) was going to reunite with her The Light Between Oceans co-star Michael Fassbender in the film adaptation of the video game Assasin's Creed, but we learned only yesterday she will be unable to do so as she joined the cast of Bourne 5, which will be shooting at the same time. Well, it didn't take long for a replacement to be announced as Greek-born French actress Ariane Labed. Labed had a small role in Richard Linklater's Before Midnight during the dinner scene as shown above and starred in Yorgos Lanthimos' Alps in 2012 (pictured here) and made an impact in Cannes this year starring in Lanthimos' latest feature, The Lobster. There's still no word on which role Labed will be playing, but she joins not only Fassbender, but Marion Cotillard who is reuniting with both Fassbender and her Macbeth director Justin Kurzel for the film, which »
- Brad Brevet
“The Lobster” star Ariane Labed has landed the role in “Assassin’s Creed” opposite Michael Fassbender that was once earmarked for Alicia Vikander, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. New Regency and Ubisoft are behind the film, which is slated to start production this fall in advance of its Dec. 21, 2016 release. The film is somewhat of a “Macbeth” reunion with Justin Kurzel directing and Marion Cotillard co-starring opposite Fassbender. Also Read: 42 Summer Movies on Our Radar: From 'Avengers,' 'Jurassic World' to 'Magic Mike Xxl' (Photos) The plot, at least in the Ubisoft video game on which the movie. »
- Linda Ge
One out, one in... The endless game of musical casting chairs continues, as mere hours after news arrived that Alicia Vikander had chosen to commit to the new Bourne film instead of Assassin’s Creed, Ariane Labed has been hired to take her place.Labed, who has won praise for her work in quirky Cannes-premiered romantic drama The Lobster, is the new third lead alongside Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.Justin Kurzel is directing the game adaptation, with Fassbender starring the lead role of an everyman kidnapped by a mysterious, high-tech organisation and forced to relive the memories of his assassin ancestors as he locates powerful artefacts. As for how Cotillard and now Labed fit into the plot, that’s anyone’s guess right now, though Adam Cooper and Michael Lesslie are automatically banned from participating because they wrote the movie and could cheat. Kurzel should be rolling the cameras »
Exclusive: Ariane Labed, the Greek-born French actress who made such a stirring impression in Yorgos Lanthimos’ Cannes fave The Lobster, has boarded the cast of Assassin’s Creed. The Justin Kurzel-directed New Regency live-action adaptation of the Ubisoft video game stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. This would be the highest-profile role yet for the 31-year-old actress who already has a clutch of awards under her belt for her fearless work. She won the Best… »
We got our first look at Justin Kurzel’s (Snowtown) upcoming Shakespeare adaptation Macbeth earlier this month [see here], and now a new international trailer has arrived online for the film, which stars Michael Fassbender (Slow West) and Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) as Macbeth and his Lady…
Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of literature’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.
Macbeth is set for release on October 2nd, with Fassbender and Cotillard joined in the cast by Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Paddy Considine (The World’s End) and David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything »
- Gary Collinson
An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Vikander was Danish, not Swedish. The post has been updated to reflect the change.
Universal’s fifth Bourne installment is casting up, with Matt Damon set to reprise the role of amnesiac CIA assassin Jason Bourne in a new entry again directed by Paul Greengrass (who helmed the first three Bourne pics). Additionally, Julia Stiles has been recruited to again play Bourne’s ally Nicky Parsons. Now, it’s been officially confirmed by Deadline that Ex Machina breakout Alicia Vikander, previously in talks for a key role, has signed on for the tentpole.
The site simultaneously reports that the Swedish actress, who has been courted by just about every major studio in the wake of her star-making performance as A.I. Ava in Alex Garland’s sci-fi hit, will not be appearing in the Assassin’s Creed adaptation alongside Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. »
- Isaac Feldberg
“April and the Extraordinary World,” Franck Ekinci and Christian Desmares’ animated feature featuring Marion Cotillard’s voice in the title role, won the Cristal award for best feature film at Annecy Animation Film Festival.
Co-produced and repped by Studiocanal, “April and the Extraordinary World” is a 2D arthouse movie in the tradition of European auteur-driven toons. The movie was just picked up by GKids for U.S. distribution. GKids previously handled six best animated features that competed at the Oscars. Lead-produced by Paris-based Je Suis Bien Content, the animation studio on “Persepolis,” “April” is also being buzzed about as a potential Oscar candidate. Based on Jacques Tardi’s celebrated graphic novel, “April” charts a young girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny. The toonpic will be released by Studiocanal on Oct.14.
- Elsa Keslassy
The film has a noir style similar to “A Cat in Paris,” which was also distributed by Gkids following its 2010 Oscar nomination for best animated feature. The movie was produced by Jacques-Remy Girerd and Annemie Degryse, and is a co-production of Folimage, Lunanime, France 3 Cinéma and Rhône-Alpes Cinéma.
“Phantom Boy” is set in New York and centers on a boy whose mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he teams up with a police officer injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken »
- Dave McNary
Annecy – Linking two of Europe’s animation leaders, Melusine Production, producer of Annecy out-of-competition player “Extraordinary Tales,” has boarded Nora Twomey’s “The Breadwinner,” from Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon, which produced Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nommed “Song of the Sea.”
Twomey co-directed with Moore “Brendan and the Secret of the Kells,” also produced by Cartoon Saloon, which, like “Song,” scored an Academy Award nomination.
Confirmed to Variety at Annecy by Melusine’s Stephane Roelants, the deal will see Melusine taking charge of much of the animation and the backgrounds on the story of an Afghan girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to become her family’s breadwinner, after her father is imprisoned by the Taliban.
- John Hopewell and Emilio Mayorga
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