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In the latest Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys looks at the bizarre rumours coming out of Sony for the next film in the Spider-Man franchise, an update on next year’s Fantastic Four reboot and a big treat for Evil Dead fans!
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…features returning stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy) alongside new additions Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave) as The Rhino, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn, »
- Oli Davis
The Game of Thrones and Equalizer stars have joined director Eric D Howell's feature film debut, reports Flicks and Bits.
It tells the story of Verena (Clarke), a nurse drawn to a young boy who stopped speaking after the death of his mother.
He lives with his father (Csokas) in a huge stone manor in Tuscany, where the three find themselves drawn together by a powerful and malevolent force.
Csokas was recently seen in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Voice from the Stone will begin shooting in Italy this month. »
"The Secret In Their Eyes" remake is still happening and is getting a casting switcheroo. Nicole Kidman is replacing Gwyneth Paltrow in the brewing re-do that already has Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor attached. Billy Ray ("Shattered Glass") will direct the film about an FBI agent struggling to get over the murder of his daughter, which is nothing like the original, but whatever, right? [THR] "Game Of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke and Marton Csokas have lined up the thriller "Voice From The Stone." The story follows "a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy named Jakob who has fallen silent since the untimely death of his mother nearly a year ago. Living with his father in a massive stone manor in Tuscany, Jakob not only refuses to speak, he seems to be under the spell of a malevolent force trapped within the stone walls. As Verena’s relationship with the father and son grow, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The wheels are beginning to fire into motion for eerie supernatural thriller Voice From The Stone, as Marton Csokas has joined Terminator: Genisys and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke for the project.
13 Films is set to lend financial support all the while handling the international sales for the feature film, which is to be directed by Eric D. Howell, who is making his directorial debut. Voice From The Stone will be executive produced by sales agent Anisi, who spoke highly about the thriller’s premise and creative team.
“I was immediately drawn to the unique and haunting script of ‘Voice from the Stone’ and am thrilled to be partnering with established producers Dean Zanuck and Stefani Gallini-Durante on the project. The beautiful and talented Emilia Clarke is the perfect actress to bring life and freshness to the role of Verena.”
Drawing upon Italian novel La Voce Della Pietra, Howell »
- Michael Briers
Airing January 25, 26 and 27 at 9/8c, the mini follows a defiant and radical group of young men — Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren — as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.
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Nicole Kidman is in negotiations to replace Gwyneth Paltrow in Billy Ray's English-language remake of the Argentinian thriller "The Secret in Their Eyes". Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor also star.
Juan Jose Campanella's original film followed a retired attorney who pens book in an effort to seek closure for both an unsolved case and for an unrequited love for his former superior. In the process, decades-long secrets are revealed. [Source: THR]
Untitled Joel Edgerton Project
Details of the plot are being kept under wraps, though Edgerton wrote the script and will co-star. Rebecca Yeldham will produce and shooting begins early next year. [Source: The Wrap]
Voice from the Stone
- Garth Franklin
• Nicole Kidman is in talks to replace Gwyneth Paltrow in The Secret in Their Eyes. The film is an English-language remake of Argentine writer/director Juan Jose Campanella's 2010 movie of the same name, which won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film. The original follows a retired attorney who writes a novel about an unsolved case and his unreciprocated love, hoping to put both behind him. Billy Ray will direct from a script he wrote, with some updates from the original. Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor also star. [THR] • Magic City is coming to the big screen with Bill Murray »
- C. Molly Smith
Leading international sales and finance company, 13 Films, has signed on to co-finance and handle international sales on the supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone starring Emilia Clarke (HBO's Game of Thrones, upcoming Terminator Genisys) which is being produced by Dean Zanuck (Road To Perdition, Get Low) and Stefano Gallini-Durante (White Shadow, En La Caliente) and will be directed by Eric D. Howell (Ana's Playground), it was announced today by Tannaz Anisi, President of 13 Films.
Veteran sales agent Anisi will also executive produce the project which is set to start principal photography in November in Italy.
13 Films will introduce the hot title to foreign buyers at the upcoming American Film Market next week. Producers will retain Us rights.
Here's what 13 Films' Tannaz Anisi had to say about Voice from the Stone in a statement.
Elizabeth director Shekhar Kapur will helm Tiger’s Curse, an epic adventure adapted from the best-selling Ya novel series by Colleen Houck. Adding more Ya juice to the project is The Vampire Diaries and The Originals creator Julie Plec, who adapted the tale of a girl with a powerful connection to a beautiful white tiger that turns out to be a prince suffering from a 300-year curse. Ineffable Pictures’ Raphael Kryszek and Jesse Israel are producing along with Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel. Kapur is also a producer. Lotus’ D.J. Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian are exec producing; Lotus will rep foreign sales at Afm, where it’s also selling Keanu Reeves pic Replicas, Halle Berry vehicle Kidnap, the Arnold Schwarzenegger-Abigail Breslin zombie tale Maggie, and more.
- Jen Yamato
“The Equalizer” actor Marton Csokas has joined Emilia Clarke in the supernatural thriller “Voice From the Stone.” 13 Films has also signed on to co-finance and handle international sales on the supernatural thriller, it was announced Monday. Set in 1950s Tuscany, “Voice From the Stone” tells the haunting story of a nurse (Clarke) who helps a boy deal with the trauma of his mother's sudden death. As she works with the troubled child, she becomes ensnared by a malevolent force inside the family's castle. Also read: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke to Lead Thriller ‘Voice From the Stone’ Eric D. Howell. »
- Linda Ge
Sales-finance company 13 Films has signed on to co-finance and handle international sales and will introduce the title to foreign buyers at the upcoming American Film Market. Producers will retain U.S. rights.
Principal photography starts this month in Italy in Howell’s feature film directorial debut. Tannaz Anisi, president of 13 Films, is exec producing.
Clarke plays a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy named Jakob who has fallen silent since the untimely death of his mother nearly a year ago. The boy lives with his father (Csokas) in a massive stone manor in Tuscany and seems to be »
- Dave McNary
La-based 13 Films led by founder Tannaz Anisi (pictured) will co-finance and introduce Afm buyers to the story about a nurse hired to care for a boy who lives alone with his father in a haunted manor in Tuscany following the untimely death of his mother.
Eric D Howell makes his feature directorial debut and 13 Films president Anisi serves as executive producer.
“I was immediately drawn to the unique and haunting script of Voice From The Stone and am thrilled to be partnering with established producers Dean Zanuck and Stefani Gallini-Durante on the project,” said Anisi.
“The beautiful and talented Emilia Clarke is the perfect actress to bring life and freshness to the »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The Equalizer was an espionage television series that aired for four seasons on CBS from fall 1985 to spring 1989. It starred the late English actor Edward Woodward as Robert McCall, a middle-aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who used his skills to help people who were in trouble. The show took elements from popular spy films and private investigator shows and mixed them with gritty realism and violence. Now there’s a new feature film version of The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington as McCall and helmed by Antoine Fuqua, who directed Washington to his Best Actor Oscar for Training Day (2001). But despite the talent involved, The Equalizer ultimately never rises above being a solid but standard action thriller.
- Timothy Monforton
Marton Csokas is a 20-year veteran of Hollywood, but 2014 proved to be a banner year for him, having key roles in three films that opened atop the box office. Csokas has spent the past two years working with Antoine Fuqua on “The Equalizer,” in which he goes head-to-head with Denzel Washington; Darren Aronofsky on “Noah,” in which he plays Russell Crowe‘s father Lamech; and Marc Webb on “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” where he plays Dr. Kafka. Csokas also worked with Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller on “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” where he plays Eva Green's husband. »
- Jeff Sneider
Flickering Myth co-editor Oliver Davis and film boffin Sam Winchester discuss the Us Box Office Top 5 from the weekend 26-28th September, 2014, casting their English eyes across the pond!
The movies discussed are The Maze Runner (Dylan O’Brien), Dolphin Tale 2 (Morgan Freeman), The Boxtrolls (Simon Pegg), The Equalizer (Denzel Washington) and This is When I Leave You (Jason Bateman) – but in what order!? Find out in this week’s episode…
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Here’s a bit more information on the films discussed at the top of the Us Box Office…
…Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked »
- Oliver Davis
The Equalizer, 2014.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua.
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her.
There’s a scene towards the end of The Equalizer where the stakes should be at their highest. The bad guy is about to kill an innocent man and, right on cue, in walks our hero, Denzel Washington. Water pours down from the sprinkler system overhead, he has a nail gun raised and poised to pull the trigger. The entire scene takes place in slow motion, the thunderous and obnoxious score blasts out, and I believe »
- Gary Collinson
The last weekend of September was a good one for Denzel Washington as he reunited with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua for a new take on the '80s show The Equalizer (Sony), co-starring Chloe Moretz and Marton Csokas, which opened with a solid $35 million in 3,236 theaters. It averaged more than $10,000 per location and is the third biggest opening in Washington's career following 2007's American Gangster and 2012's Safe House. Laika Studio's stop-motion animated The Boxtrolls (Focus Features), featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright and more, opened with an estimate of $17.3 million in 3,464 theaters (about $5,000 per location) while also taking in $17.7 million overseas in ??? territories for a first weekend total of $34.9 million. »
Columbia Pictures (Sony) released their new action flick, "The Equalizer" into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was way better than I originally thought it would be. It featured great action scenes, cool plotline, and lots of suspense. It stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman, and Melissa Leo. In the new flick, character Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a middle aged, retired intelligent officer who believes he's put his Special Forces past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. However, he ends up meeting a hooker named Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), who is just a young girl that's been under the control of a violent Russian gangster. And when she comes up nearly beaten to death, Robert just can’t stand idly by and do nothing. So, from this point, we see Robert taking out »
Columbia Pictures (Sony) released their new action flick, "The Equalizer" into theaters this weekend, and the top critics have submitted their reviews. It ended up pleasing roughly half of them, getting an overall 57 score out of a possible 100 across 41 reviews over at Metacritic.com. The movie stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman, and Melissa Leo. We've included blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a nice 88 score, saying: "The Equalizer features some gruesomely creative violence, but it’s equally memorable for the small, gritty moments set in that diner, or on the rough-and-tumble streets of Boston. And most of all, it’s got Denzel going for it." Todd McCarthy from the Hollywood Reporter, gave it another nice 80 score, stating: " Ramping up his style to a more dynamic and elegant level than he’s achieved previously, »
The great Denzel Washington is always worth watching, even in his lesser films. But he's at his best when paired with material that fully utilizes his singular star power. In 2001, Washington picked up a Best Actor Oscar for "Training Day" (he previously earned a Supporting Actor trophy for 1989's "Glory"), so it makes sense that he'd want to reunite with director Antoine Fuqua for another gritty action film. But does their new collaboration measure up? Based on the 1980s CBS series starring Edward Woodward, "The Equalizer" also stars Marton Csokas, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman and Chloe Grace Moretz. HitFix's Gregory Ellwood and Drew McWeeny explore the Best and Worst of "The Equalizer," with some special references to Robert Downey Jr.'s "Sherlock Holmes" films and even "Home Alone." Here's are list of the Best and Worst of "The Equalizer." Do you agree with our assessment? What did we forget to mention? »
- Gregory Ellwood and Drew McWeeny
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