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20th Century Fox, Pinewood Ink Slate Deal

19 November 2014 8:52 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Pinewood Pictures, the production arm of U.K.-based Pinewood Studios, has struck a slate deal with 20th Century Fox, in which Fox will distribute Pinewood titles in the U.K. A key title from the upcoming lineup is Spooks: The Greater Good, the full-length feature based on the long-running BBC TV spy series developed by Kudos, part of the Shine group. The film, due for domestic release May 8, stars Game of Thrones star Kit Harington alongside Spooks regular Peter Firth. Pressure, starring Matthew Goode, Danny Huston and Joe Cole and directed by Ron Scalpello, is also

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The Spooks Movie Has Been Given A Release Date

19 November 2014 1:58 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Spooks: The Greater Good, the big-screen version of the British TV series Spooks, has been given an official release date in the UK. The film stars Game Of Thrones actor Kit Harington and will be released across the country on the 8th of May, 2015.

Here’s the official plot synopsis, which has also just been released.

When charismatic terrorist Adam Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody during a high profile handover, the legendary Harry Pearce (Peter Firth), Head of Counter-terrorism, is blamed. Disgraced and forced to resign, no-one’s surprised when Harry disappears one night off a bridge into the Thames…

With MI5 on its knees in the wake of the Qasim debacle and facing controversial reform, former agent Will Holloway (Kit Harington) is brought back from Moscow to uncover the truth they feared – Harry’s still alive. He’s gone rogue, and needs Will’s help.

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Release date confirmed for Spooks movie

18 November 2014 11:10 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Spooks: The Greater Good, starring Kit Harington, will arrive in cinemas in May 2015.

The spin-off movie from the television series Spooks has finally been given a release date. Spooks: The Greater Good has been in production this year, with Game Of Thrones' Kit Harington leading the cast. Also on board are Peter Firth (playing Harry Pearce once again, Elyes Gabel, Lara Pulver, David Harewood, Tim McInnerny and Tuppence Middleton.

Directed by Bharat Nalluri (The Crow: Salvation), from a script from Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, Spooks: The Greater Good will be arriving in cinemas on May 8th 2015.

Furthermore, a synopsis has been released, and it reads thus...

When charismatic terrorist Adam Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody during a high profile handover, the legendary Harry Pearce (Peter Firth), Head of Counter-terrorism, is blamed. Disgraced and forced to resign, no-one’s surprised when Harry disappears one night off a bridge into the Thames… »

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Spooks: The Greater Good release date confirmed for 2015

18 November 2014 7:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Spooks: The Great Good has been confirmed for release next year.

The spy thriller, based on the BBC and Kudos Film and Television's long-running TV series, will open in UK cinemas on May 8, 2015 through Pinewood Pictures.

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington will lead the cast of the movie, with Spooks veteran Peter Firth reprising his role as Harry Pearce.

The storyline focuses on Pearce being forced to resign after high-profile terrorist Adam Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody.

When Pearce disappears off a bridge into the Thames, former agent Will Holloway (Harington) is drafted in from Moscow to foil a bomb thread from Qasim and uncover the truth surrounding the disappearance of his former mentor.

Spooks: The Greater Good was written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, with regular series director Bharat Nalluri behind the camera.

Spooks, known as Mi-5 in the Us, ran for 86 episodes »

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Spooks: The Greater Good release date confirmed for 2015

18 November 2014 7:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spooks: The Great Good has been confirmed for release next year.

The spy thriller, based on the BBC and Kudos Film and Television's long-running TV series, will open in UK cinemas on May 8, 2015 through Pinewood Pictures.

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington will lead the cast of the movie, with Spooks veteran Peter Firth reprising his role as Harry Pearce.

The storyline focuses on Pearce being forced to resign after high-profile terrorist Adam Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody.

When Pearce disappears off a bridge into the Thames, former agent Will Holloway (Harington) is drafted in from Moscow to foil a bomb thread from Qasim and uncover the truth surrounding the disappearance of his former mentor.

Spooks: The Greater Good was written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, with regular series director Bharat Nalluri behind the camera.

Spooks, known as Mi-5 in the Us, ran for 86 episodes »

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A look back at the comet-based madness of Lifeforce

12 November 2014 8:37 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To celebrate the success of the Rosetta mission, we take a timely look at Lifeforce, an exceedingly strange comet-based sci-fi from 1985...

In olden times, comets were seen as portents of death and disaster, so goodness knws what they’d have thought of the Rosetta mission: the ambitious attempt to put a landing craft on the jagged bulk of a comet called Churyumov-Gerasimenko - a delicate procedure that’s still ongoing at the time of writing. Our ancestors probably would have thought we were completely mad. Or in league with the devil for creating such advanced machinery in the first place.

Then again, who knows what they would have thought of Lifeforce, the 1985 film about an exploratory mission to Halley’s Comet, which inadvertently causes a trio of space vampires to attack London - and all from the director Tobe Hooper, who brought us The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Lifeforce is, »

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Casting: Madden, Dockery, Rhames, Firth

22 August 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Rob Stark himself, "Game of Thrones" star Richard Madden, will play gamekeeper Oliver Mellors in a TV movie adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" for BBC1. Jed Mercurio ("Line of Duty") helms the project which will come from "Sherlock" producer Hartswood Films

Madden joins Holliday Grainger ("The Borgias") as Lady Chatterley and James Norton ("Happy Valley") as her war-wounded husband Sir Clifford Chatterley. [Source: The Guardian]

Queen of Earth

Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey") has joined the cast of Alex Ross Perry's indie psychological thriller "Queen of Earth". Joe Swanberg is producing.

Dockery and Elisabeth Moss play two women who retreat to a beach house to get a break from the pressures of the outside world. Although they grew up as best friends, they soon realize how disconnected from each other they have become. [Source: THR]

Operator

Ving Rhames has joined the cast of Obin and Amariah Olson's indie action-thriller "Operator". Mischa Barton, »

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Ving Rhames Boards ‘Operator'; ‘Threshold’ Ramps Up; Five Join ‘Clavius’

21 August 2014 7:52 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Ving Rhames has joined the cast of the beat-the-clock indie Operator, directed by sibling duo Obin and Amariah Olson (Unknown Caller). Mischa Barton, Michael Pare, and Luke Goss also star in the action-thriller about a 911 operator and her estranged cop husband whose daughter is abducted, forcing them to dispatch the city’s police and fire units to remote locations at the kidnappers’ bidding. Timothy Woodward Jr. and Larry Olson are producers. Story is by the Brothers Olson, Dwain Worrell, and Anthony Feole, while script is credited to Feole, Worrell, and Amariah Olson. Rhames is also set to return to the Mission Impossible fold for M:i-5 alongside Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner. He’s repped by Kramer Management.

Psychological thriller Threshold has set its cast with filming underway in L.A. Randy Wayne (To Save A Life, Honey 2), Trilby Glover (Righteous Kill), Leslie Stevens (A Chorus Line, The Young And The Restless »

- The Deadline Team

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Ld Entertainment’s Clavius cast bulks up

21 August 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Peter Firth, Spain’s Leonor Watling, Antonio Gil and Maria Botto and New Zealand’s Cliff Curtis have joined Ld Entertainment’s Biblical thriller.

Kevin Reynolds’ epic early first-century mystery-thriller stars Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton and has begun production in Malta.

Firth will play Pontius Pilate opposite Fiennes (pictured) as an agnostic Roman Centurion tasked by Pilate to locate the missing body of Jesus in order to suppress an uprising at a time when rumours of the second coming are gathering momentum.

Patrick Aiello produces alongside Ld Entertainment CEO Mickey Liddell and head of production Pete Shilaimon.

Ld is financing Clavius and has earmarked an Easter weekend 2015 release. Paul Aiello wrote the screenplay with Reynolds. »

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Germany’s SquareOne acquires Cannes market titles

2 July 2014 10:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Films include Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, Anton Corbijn’s Life, Boychoir starring Dustin Hoffman and Spooks feature.

German distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired all German-speaking rights to four upcoming films, which all generated major buzz at the Cannes Marché in May.

The titles include Knock Knock, Life, Boychoir and Spooks: The Greater Good, all of which SquareOne will release theatrically in 2015.

Knock Knock was acquired from Voltage Pictures. Eli Roth is currently filming the feature in Chile with stars Keanu Reeves, Ana de Armas and Lorenza Izzo, of which the latter starred in Roth’s upcoming horror The Green Inferno.

The film tells the story of two young women, who show up unexpectedly at the home of a married man (Reeves) where they seduce him and wreak havoc on his life.

The deal was negotiated by Al Munteanu on behalf of SquareOne Entertainment and by Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard on behalf of Voltage Pictures.

Life was acquired »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Germany’s SquareOne Nabs Pix Starring Robert Pattinson, Keanu Reeves, Dustin Hoffman

2 July 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Munich — Leading German distrib SquareOne Entertainment, which is headed by Al Munteanu, has nabbed all German-speaking rights to several high-profile pics, including films starring Robert Pattinson, Keanu Reeves, Dustin Hoffman and Kit Harington.

Pattinson starrer “Life,” which is in post, was acquired from FilmNation Entertainment. Anton Corbijn (“Control”) helms the pic, which also stars Dane DeHaan (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) and Joel Edgerton (“The Great Gatsby”). Producers are Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, who won an Oscar with “The King’s Speech,” and Christina Piovesan.

Pic chronicles the friendship that ensued when the strait-laced Dennis Stock embarked on a road trip with James Dean in 1955 for a Life magazine commission.

Reeves starrer “Knock Knock,” which is filming in Chile, was acquired from Voltage Pictures. Eli Roth’s pic, which also stars Lorenza Izzo (“The Green Inferno”) and Ana de Armas (“Hands of Stone”), tells the story of two beautiful young »

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On my radar: Christine Bottomley's cultural highlights

28 June 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The award-winning actress on Maxine Peake, Marina Abramovi and Alexander McQueen and why Ken Loach should be prime minister

Rochdale-born actor Christine Bottomley graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before landing her first TV acting role in 2001. She has since appeared in several prominent BBC productions including the Emmy- and Bafta-winning drama The Street (2006), as well as Land Girls and Hope Springs (both in 2009). She has also starred in ITV's Great Night Out and appeared alongside Peter Firth in recent crime drama Undeniable. In 2010, Bottomley was nominated for best supporting actress at the London Critics' Circle awards for her role in Clio Barnard's The Arbor, which was followed by further film roles in Nigel Cole's All in Good Time and Frances Lea's Strawberry Fields. Bottomley is in Keeping Rosy, in cinemas now, and will return to the small screen for Kay Mellor's »

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‘Spooks: The Greater Good’ Releases Kit Harington Image

23 May 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I had no idea about this one, but maybe in the covert world of international intrigue that’s an appropriate response. Recently-decommissioned BBC drama Spooks is getting made into a film, featuring Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington, here seen in full-on action mode. The programme was one of the corporation’s biggest hits, running across 10 series and hiring and jettisoning an array of photogenic spies, including Keeley Hawes (Ashes To Ashes), Rupert Penry-Jones (Whitechapel), Hermione Norris (The Crimson Field) and Richard Armitage (The Hobbit).

It’s one thing to have a successful TV product and quite another to pull off a cinematic transfer. While it doesn’t strike me as a great idea to bank on a long-running show having the momentum to hit the big screen just after it’s gone off air, the cast is promising. Series star Peter Firth (Lifeforce) returns, joined by Jennifer Ehle (Fifty Shades Of Grey »

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New look at Kit Harington in the Spooks movie

22 May 2014 11:20 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

See Game Of Thrones' Kit Harington run across a London rooftop in this early image from the Spooks movie...

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Fans of Kit Harington running were well served by the recently released Pompeii, and it looks as though more bouncing-haired action is coming their way in the currently filming Spooks movie, Spooks: The Greater Good.

Here's an early set photo showing the Game Of Thrones actor negotiating his way along a London rooftop, gun-in-hand, channelling the Bauers and Bournes of the thriller genre. We hardly recognised Jon Snow in civvies, without frost in his beard and an enormous wolf by his side.

Harrington plays Will Crombie in the film, due out later this year, with Spooks long-timer Peter Firth back in the role of Harry Pearce, joined by Jennifer Ehle, Tuppence Middleton and more. The official (somewhat spoiler-y, we estimate) synopsis is as follows:

"Terrorist Adam Qasim escaping from »

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Kit Harington is armed and dangerous in Spooks movie - picture

21 May 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new picture of Kit Harington from the Spooks movie has been unveiled.

Spooks: The Greater Good stars the Game of Thrones actor opposite original BBC cast member Peter Firth, who is reprising his role as MI5 chief Harry Pearce.

Will (Kit Harington) chases a bad guy across the rooftops, in an action scene from #SpooksTheGreaterGood. pic.twitter.com/9Xqp3u55Nh

Spooks (@spooksthemovie) May 21, 2014

The film adaptation will see MI5 agent Will Crombie trying to stop a terrorist attack in London following the disappearance of his mentor Pearce.

Harington joined Spooks: The Greater Good back in November 2013.

Jennifer Ehle has a supporting role in the movie, while original series director Bharat Nallur will oversee this movie spinoff.

Spooks: The Greater Good is slated to open later in the year.

The original Spooks television series aired from 2002 to 2011 on BBC One. »

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Kit Harington is armed and dangerous in Spooks movie - picture

21 May 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A new picture of Kit Harington from the Spooks movie has been unveiled.

Spooks: The Greater Good stars the Game of Thrones actor opposite original BBC cast member Peter Firth, who is reprising his role as MI5 chief Harry Pearce.

Will (Kit Harington) chases a bad guy across the rooftops, in an action scene from #SpooksTheGreaterGood. pic.twitter.com/9Xqp3u55Nh

Spooks (@spooksthemovie) May 21, 2014

The film adaptation will see MI5 agent Will Crombie trying to stop a terrorist attack in London following the disappearance of his mentor Pearce.

Harington joined Spooks: The Greater Good back in November 2013.

Jennifer Ehle has a supporting role in the movie, while original series director Bharat Nallur will oversee this movie spinoff.

Spooks: The Greater Good is slated to open later in the year.

The original Spooks television series aired from 2002 to 2011 on BBC One. »

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On 'Star Wars' Day, a look at the franchise's Oscar history

4 May 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Today is "Star Wars Day." You know, "May the fourth," because it sounds like "May the force (be with you)." Get It??? There has been plenty of "Star Wars" discussion this week as the people threatening to give us a seventh film in this storied franchise dropped a few casting details on the world. People like Oscar Isaac and Max von Sydow and Adam Driver will be joining old timers Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher for "Star Wars: Episode VII - Whatever Nifty Subtitle They Give It," and we'll probably be hearing about it constantly as the film forges on through production and post-production. To mark today's occasion, director J.J. Abrams and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan offered up a video howdy, which you can watch below if these movies are your thing. In case it's not readily evident, they're certainly not my thing, but I can't very well be »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Spooks film underway

15 April 2014 3:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kit Harington, Jennifer Ehle star in feature update of hit TV series.

Spooks: The Greater Good, the feature version of hit UK TV series, is underway this week.

Kit Harington, Jennifer Ehle and Peter Firth star in the thriller about the dangerous fallout after a charismatic terrorist escapes from MI5 custody.

Tuppence Middleton, Tim McInnerny, Eleanor Matsuura and Elyes Gabel are also among the cast.

Bharat Nalluri directs the feature written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent. DoP is Hubert Taczanowski, producers are Ollie Madden, Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett for Kudos and Shine Pictures.

Pinewood Pictures is financing in association with Altitude Film Entertainment, BBC Drama and Creative England. 

Pinewood Pictures and Altitude Film Distribution will distribute the film in the UK.  Altitude Film Sales will show first footage at Cannes. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Spooks: The Greater Good - Kit Harington in first-look photo

14 April 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kit Harington has featured in a new photo from Spooks: The Greater Good.

The Game of Thrones actor stars as an MI5 agent in the big screen spinoff of the BBC spy series, while Peter Firth reprises his role of MI5 chief Harry Pearce.

Original series director Bharat Nalluri will helm the movie version, which began shooting earlier this year. Jennifer Ehle will also star.

The story will be centred on terrorist Adam Qasim, who escapes from MI5 custody during a handover to the head of counter-terrorism. When Pearce vanishes, his protégé Will Crombie is tasked with finding out what happened as the clock ticks down to an attack on London.

Spooks: The Greater Good is written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, and will be produced by Kudos' Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett, as well as Shine's Ollie Madden.

Spooks, known as Mi-5 in the Us, ran for »

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Spooks: The Greater Good - Kit Harington in first-look photo

14 April 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Kit Harington has featured in a new photo from Spooks: The Greater Good.

The Game of Thrones actor stars as an MI5 agent in the big screen spinoff of the BBC spy series, while Peter Firth reprises his role of MI5 chief Harry Pearce.

Original series director Bharat Nalluri will helm the movie version, which began shooting earlier this year. Jennifer Ehle will also star.

The story will be centred on terrorist Adam Qasim, who escapes from MI5 custody during a handover to the head of counter-terrorism. When Pearce vanishes, his protégé Will Crombie is tasked with finding out what happened as the clock ticks down to an attack on London.

Spooks: The Greater Good is written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, and will be produced by Kudos' Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett, as well as Shine's Ollie Madden.

Spooks, known as Mi-5 in the Us, ran for »

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