4 items from 2015
Writer-director Jesse O.Brien.s debut feature Arrowhead has been sold to distributors in Japan, Germany and the UK.
The sci-fi adventure which stars Dan Mor as Kye, a military prisoner who embarks on a psychological and emotional journey after his spacecraft crashes on a desert moon, will get a limited theatrical release in Japan via New Select.
The film will be released on home entertainment in the UK by Metrodome and in Germany by Capelight.
The deals were negotiated by Odin.s Eye Entertainment.s Michael Favelle, who tells If, .The response to the film has been fantastic. Jesse is a great talent and we look forward to working with him on future projects..
Australian release plans are yet to be finalised. The film was commissioned by the now-defunct Australian cable channel TV1 and produced in association with Eric Johnson and Eric Machiela of Us-based Gorilla Pictures.
- Don Groves
Director: The Spierig Brothers
Running Time: 97 minutes
Ethan Hawke’s second collaboration with The Spierig Brothers sees him playing a Temporal Agent sent on a series of time-travel journeys. As an agent his main job is to prevent crimes before they happen and on his final assignment he must stop the person who has evaded him throughout his career.
Warning: Ethan Hawke is Not the main character. I repeat, Ethan Hawke is not the main character. As it has been indicated by all the posters and DVD covers…they’re all misleading. Hawke is actually a supporting character – it is in fact Sarah Snook who deserves her face plastered over the film for her superb performance.
- Louise Tooth
Directed by The Spierig Brothers.
The life of a time-travelling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
Time is linear and moves forward, so says the “science”. Most recently, it was Christopher Nolan and his black-holes, tesseract’s and singularities that have brought time and destiny to the big screen as he examined how we perceive time and its ever-ticking destination. With a slightly different take on the time, destiny and the paradoxes that come with the manipulations of time are directors The Spierig Brothers with Predestination, one of the bravest, craziest but supremely entertaining sci-fi’ers of recent years.
Predestination is a film that takes many chances, enjoying its almost shackle-free production from the Hollywood system who may have thought different to a film about time paradoxes, »
- Scott J. Davis
A ‘Temporal Agent’ who travels through time to prevent major crimes attempts to capture the infamous ‘Fizzle Bomber’, who has thus-far eluded him, on his final assignment.
Remember the first time you saw Memento and couldn’t work it out, secure in the knowledge you’d be going back again and again to piece it all together? Or perhaps, like me, you’re one of those people who’s still trying to make sense of the labyrinth that is Donnie Darko. While neither of these films relate directly to time travel, an inherently complex template, both stand out as clear examples of films which push the boundaries of narrative complexity. But “move over” say The Spierig Brothers, the directorial duo responsible for the impressive Daybreakers, “we’ve made a »
- Edward Gardiner
4 items from 2015
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