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Arnold Schwarzenegger shares Viy-2 set photo alongside Jackie Chan

13 November 2016 12:29 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this month it was announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan have joined the cast of the Russian-Chinese film Viy-2, and now to commemorate Jackie’s Honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Arnie has shared a photo of the two in full costume on the set of the fantasy adventure. Take a look…

Viy-2 is the sequel to the 2014 adaptation of Russian writer Nikolai Gogol’s horror novella and follows English explorer Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng), who “sets out for a long journey full of incredible adventures that will eventually lead him to China. The cartographer will face many breathtaking discoveries, encounter bizarre creatures, meet with Chinese princesses, and confront deadly martial-arts masters and the Dragon King.” Also featuring in the cast are Charles Dance, Martin Klebba, Rutger Hauer and Christopher Fairbank. »

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Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in Viy-2

2 November 2016 3:39 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Action legends Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger have signed on to appear in the Russian-Chinese fantasy adventure Viy-2, Variety is reporting.

Viy-2 is the sequel to the 2014 adaptation of Russian writer Nikolai Gogol’s horror novella, and sees Chan and Schwarzenegger appearing alongside Jason Flemyng, Charles Dance, Martin Klebba, Rutger Hauer and Christopher Fairbank.

See Also: Arnold Schwarzenegger signs on for $200 million Chinese blockbuster The Guest of Sanxingdui

The film follows English explorer Jonathan Green (Fleming), who “sets out for a long journey full of incredible adventures that will eventually lead him to China. The cartographer will face many breathtaking discoveries, encounter bizarre creatures, meet with Chinese princesses, and confront deadly martial-arts masters and the Dragon King.” »

- Gary Collinson

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan Join Russian-Chinese Movie ‘Viy-2’

2 November 2016 6:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan have joined Rutger Hauer in the cast of Russian-Chinese fantasy adventure movie “Viy-2,” producer Alexey Petrukhin has told Variety.

The film is the sequel to the 2014 Russian box-office hit based on a horror novella by the Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. It grossed $33.2 million in Russia, and was released in multiple international territories.

The cast on “Viy-2” is led by Jason Flemyng (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”), who also starred in the first film, Charles Dance, Martin Klebba and Christopher Fairbank. The director was Oleg Stepchenko, and the screenplay was by Stepchenko, Dmitry Palcev, and Petrukhin.

The movie was shot in China, and is now in post-production. The film, which is budgeted at $48 million, is expected to be released early next year.

The movie centers on English explorer Jonathan Green (Flemyng), who receives an order from Peter the Great to map the Russian Far East. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Flowers: Channel 4's peculiar, poetic comedy treat

24 April 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Sad, strange and very funny comedy drama Flowers, feat. Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt, starts tonight on Channel 4

Julian Barratt has news for you: “We’re all going to die.”

“Spoiler!” says Will Sharpe.

“We’re all in a bit of a horrifying situation” continues Barratt. “The reality of our predicament on the planet is…” he laughs, “quite bleak.”

We’re discussing death and new six-part comedy drama Flowers, written and directed by Sharpe, starring Barratt and Olivia Colman as Maurice and Deborah, heads of the dysfunctional Flowers family. The subject becomes relevant once you see the opening seconds of episode one.

“I used to really like and still do, The Odd Couple, the film with Jack Lemmon and Walther Matthau” says Barratt. “It starts with him wandering about trying to kill himself and he puts his back out. I always find that funny, sort of »

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David Oakes, Simon Callow to star in Russian period drama 'The Portrait'

11 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: David Oakes and Simon Callow will both feature in Anastasia and Elena Baranoff’s adaptation of The Portrait.

UK actors David Oakes and Simon Callow are among the cast in Anastasia and Elena Baranoff’s $3m adaptation of 19th Russian writer Nikolai Gogol’s short story The Portrait.

Oakes - whose credits include The Pillars of Earth and The White Queen - will appear as the portrait painter Andrei Chartkov opposite Russian actor Stanislav Ryadinskiyy (Pechorin) as writer Alexei Pravdin in the Baranoffs’ feature debut, which they will be producing through their own company Tempera Movement.

The UK and Russian cast is yet to be finalised, but will also include actress-director Louise Salter and rising star Oliver Dench, great-nephew of veteran actress Judi Dench.

There will also be a Russian-uk mix behind the camera with Kuzma Bodrov composing the score and the UK’s John Lee (the ITV series Victoria) serving as DoP.

Principal photography »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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David Oakes,Simon Callow to star in Russian period drama 'The Portrait'

11 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: David Oakes and Simon Callow will both feature in Anastasia and Elena Baranoff’s adaptation of The Portrait.

UK actors David Oakes and Simon Callow are among the cast in Anastasia and Elena Baranoff’s $3m adaptation of 19th Russian writer Nikolai Gogol’s short story The Portrait.

Oakes - whose credits include The Pillars of Earth and The White Queen - will appear as the portrait painter Andrei Chartkov opposite Russian actor Stanislav Ryadinskiyy (Pechorin) as writer Alexei Pravdin in the Baranoffs’ feature debut, which they will be producing through their own company Tempera Movement.

The UK and Russian cast is yet to be finalised, but will also include actress-director Louise Salter and rising star Oliver Dench, great-nephew of veteran actress Judi Dench.

There will also be a Russian-uk mix behind the camera with Kuzma Bodrov composing the score and the UK’s John Lee (the ITV series Victoria) serving as DoP.

Principal photography »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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