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Exclusive Media has scored the international rights to two supernatural thrillers and a crime caper.
The first is Guillem Morales's "Shomer" which deals with a religious overnight vigil of a corpse that results in a demonic encounter. Aneurin Barnard stars in the film which is currently in pre-production.
The last is Gillian Greene's "Murder Of A Cat" which is also currently in post-production. It follows an oddball who tries to uncover the truth behind his murdered cat. Fran Kranz, Nikki Reed, Jk Simmons, Blythe Danner and Greg Kinnear all star in that one, while Sam Raimi is producing.
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- Garth Franklin
Three titles being repped by Exclusive Media at the American Film Market have been revealed. The first is Murder of a Cat , produced by Sam Raimi, Molly Hassell and Ivan Orlic. Currently in post-production and written by "New Girl" writers Christian Magalhaes and Robert Snow, the film stars Fran Kranz, Nikki Reed, J.K. Simmons, Blythe Danner and Greg Kinnear and is a comedic murder mystery full of hilarious hijinks as the story follows Clinton Moisey, an endearing oddball who sets out to uncover the truth behind the secret double life of his murdered cat and finds himself in the middle of a city wide conspiracy, unexpectedly finding love along the way. Next up is the supernatural thriller Shomer from producer Lawrence Bender and directed by Guillem Morales ( Julia's »
And the barrage of Afm news keeps rolling in even though it's still technically the evening before the show. Next out of the gate is word regarding three projects Exclusive Media will be shopping at this year's big dance.
According to The Wrap Exclusive Media has picked up the international rights to three new feature film titles and will be offering them to buyers, including a supernatural thriller titled Shomer that will star Aneurin Barnard. Exclusive Media will also be shopping Gillian Greene’s directorial debut Murder of a Cat, which is produced by Sam Raimi, as well as Participant Media’s Out of the Dark, which stars Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman.
Currently in pre-production, Shomer follows 25-year-old Isaac (Barnard), a shomer for the deceased who »
- Uncle Creepy
Three titles being repped by Exclusive Media at the American Film Market have been revealed. The first is Murder of a Cat, produced by Sam Raimi, Molly Hassell and Ivan Orlic. Currently in post-production and written by New Girl writers Christian Magalhaes and Robert Snow, the film stars Fran Kranz, Nikki Reed, Jk Simmons, Blythe Danner and Greg Kinnear and is a comedic murder mystery full of hilarious hijinks as the story follows Clinton Moisey, an endearing oddball who sets out to uncover the truth behind the secret double life of his murdered cat and finds himself in the middle of a city wide conspiracy, unexpectedly finding love along the way.
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The project was unveiled on the eve of the American Film Market. Exclusive Media has picked up international rights to “Shomer” and will be selling them at Afm.
“Shomer” is in pre-production and will be directed by Spanish filmmaker Guillem Morales (“Julia’s Eyes”) from a script by David Abram Nahmod. Len Blavatnik of Access Industries will exec produce with Aviv Giladi and Vince Holden of AI Film. Giladi is also financing “Shomer.”
Barnard will portray a 25-year-old man chosen to be a shomer, a person required by ancient biblical law to stay with a corpse and recite prayers until final burial. As he begins his overnight vigil with the body of a doctor, inexplicable occurrences begin to take place that show a powerful evil possessing the corpse. »
- Dave McNary
Lawrence Bender, Lauren Selig and Ray Ricord are producing Shomer, which is in pre-production and centres on a religious overnight vigil of a corpse that results in a demonic encounter. Guillem Morales will direct his follow-up to Julia’s Eyes from a screenplay by David Abram Nahmod. Aneurin Barnard stars.
Gillian Greene’s directorial debut Murder Of A Cat is in post-production and tells of an oddball who tries to uncover the truth behind his murdered cat. Sam Raimi, Molly Hassell and Ivan Orlic produce and Fran Kranz, Nikki Reed, Jk Simmons, Blythe Danner and Greg Kinnear star. CAA handles Us sales.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
When filmmaker Joss Whedon decided to take on Shakespeare for Much Ado About Nothing, now out on Blu-ray/DVD, the result was a contemporary and charming spin that was shot in just 12 days, in and around his house. The story of sparring lovers Beatrice (Amy Acker) and Benedick (Alexis Denisof) is a series of comic and tragic events that offer a dark, sexy and, at times, absurd view of the game of love. The film also stars Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher, Reed Diamond, Tom Lenk and Jillian Morgese. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, to promote the film’s release on Blu-ray, DVD and digital, actress Amy Acker talked about how surprised and excited she was about the reaction to the film, how nervous she was about her first meeting with Joss Whedon, back when she auditioned for Angel, that he still has the »
- Christina Radish
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week:
What's It About? Joss Whedon's ("The Avengers") modern retelling of the Shakespeare classic follows two couples with different takes on romance. Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Beatrice (Amy Acker) are older and disdainful of their love, while the sweet young Claudio (Fran Kranz) and Hero (Jillian Morgese) are deeply absorbed by their love.
Why We're In: Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" is a refreshing and charming take on the classic comedy for its unique blending of the Shakespearian dialogue with a contemporary setting and aesthetic. While it sticks to the original content and doesn't add anything wholly revolutionary, it's nonetheless an entertaining addition to the canon of Shakespeare film adaptations.
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- moviefone (@moviefone) October 7, 2013 Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of »
- Erin Whitney
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Much Ado About Nothing Leonato’s (Clark Gregg) home is visited by fellow dignitary Don Pedro and his two immediate officers, Benedick (Alexis Desinof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). The latter falls in love with Leonato’s daughter Hero, while the former has a friction-filled and antagonistic past with the man’s niece Beatrice (Amy Acker). It’s not all foreplay and country matters, though, as Don Pedro’s manipulative brother, Don John (Sean Maher), is intent on disrupting political relations by destroying relationships. Let the romantic hijinx begin! William Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy comes to life yet again, and it’s the best screen incarnation yet. Joss Whedon can be hit or miss at times, but when he’s on the result can be pretty damn incredible. His »
- Rob Hunter
To some, Joss Whedon doing Shakespeare is as random a notion as Michael Bay directing a Chekhov play. Whedon, known for his outstanding work on television shows and films such as Firefly, Dollhouse, The Avengers, and Serenity, seems like one of the last people who would suddenly slip over into the realm of the Bard’s classic repertoire of plays, but lo and behold, even with his extremely busy schedule on The Avengers, Whedon took 12 days to put together a modernized telling of Much Ado About Nothing, using his own house, a group of friends, a limited budget, and the high hopes that this wouldn’t turn out to be just a silly little home movie.
The story involves a group of soldiers returning from battle led by Don Pedro (Reed Diamond). After his reconciliation with his brother, Don John (Sean Maher), they have decided to stay at the home of a friend, »
- Jeff Beck
★★★★☆ A parade of familiar faces from the television work of Joss Whedon - including the long-running success Buffy the Vampire Slayer, its patchy spin-off Angel, the short-lived Firefly and the controversial Dollhouse - fill out the cast of Whedon's big screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Shot in just two weeks between the completion of principal photography and the start of post-production on Avengers Assemble (2012), Whedon's interpretation of the story is an intimate take on the material, falling somewhere between a screwball comedy and a stylish film noir.
Much Ado concerns the relationships of two distinct couples: the young pair Claudio (Fran Kranz) and Hero (Jillian Morgese) and the sharp-tongued Beatrice (Amy Acker) and Benedick (Alexis Denisof). As the evil Don John (Sean Maher) schemes to keep the former from each other, Beatrice and Benedick wage a "merry war" that consists mostly of putting each other down with the utmost wit. »
- CineVue UK
Avengers Assemble director Joss Whedon's critically acclaimed Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing (2012) comes to DVD and Blu-ray this coming Monday (7 October), following hot on the heels of his new hit TV series, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Much Ado, we have Two DVD copies of Whedon's lovingly crafted passion project to give away to a our loyal readers, courtesy of the team at UK distributor Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
When Leonato (Clark Gregg), the Governor of Messina, is visited by his good friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond), he is accompanied by two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). Claudio falls for Leonato's daughter Hero (Jillian Morgese), while Benedick »
- CineVue UK
Most horror films have a jokester, prankster, or trickster in them. Sometimes he or she is a disposable character who dies a gruesome death in the first half of the film; sometimes the role is fulfilled by the lead or main supporting character. Whether they live or die, the jokester is almost always responsible for breaking up the tense atmosphere with well-timed pranks, tricks, or smart-assery. Writers and directors have recognized the need for comic relief since the dawn of film, but it seems that the jokester role in horror has become more finely tuned over the last few decades. So for your reading pleasure, we bring to you nine of the most memorable jokesters in horror cinema... Marty – The Cabin in the Woods Marty (Fran Kranz) is the quintessential silver screen stoner, and represents almost every character that’s ever sparked up a joint in a horror film, but »
- Tyler Doupe
To mark the release of Much ado about nothing on DVD and Blu-ray on the 7th October we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.
Leonato (Clark Gregg – Avengers Assemble; Iron Man), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond – Moneyball; Good Night & Good Luck), who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher – Serenity; TV’s Firefly). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof – Avengers Assemble; TV’s Angel) and Claudio (Fran Kranz – Diary Of A Wimpy Kid; TV’s Dollhouse). While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero (newcomer Jillian Morgese), and Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice (Amy Acker – The Cabin In The Woods; TV’s Angel; Dollhouse), the governor’s niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange, with Leonato, their marriage.
Anthony Stokes on what Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. got wrong....
When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was announced last summer I thought it was the dumbest idea ever, then I remembered... it's Joss Whedon. Surely there had to be something of value here. As the premiere date drew closer I looked at the ads and promotions and thought "Wow, this looks horrible". Not to say that I expected it to be horrible, but let's be honest - without Marvel and Whedon's involvement nobody would have had faith in this show. It featured bland and boring-looking protagonists, cheap-looking scenes, some corny lines, and nothing to build my excitement. But I knew what to expect from a combination of reviews and Whedon's previous shows. The pilot would have some great moments and some good dialogue and character interaction, but the rest of it would feel like if The CW made it and come across »
- Gary Collinson
Want to check out Joss Whedon's Much Ado about Nothing, save $5 on your purchase and save the Unicorns? Well then today's your day, champ! Whedon himself tweeted out a promo link that will give you a $5 discount on a pre-order of his modern retelling of a Shakespearean classic. The micro-budget film, completed in just twelve days at his house, stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Clark Gregg, Tom Lenk, Ashley Johnson, Reed Diamond, Riki Lindhome, Sean Maher and Nathan Fillion. Here is Matt’s review and all our previous coverage which includes clips, posters, and images. Much Ado about Nothing will be released on October 8th, although you must complete your purchase by September 10th to lock in the Unicorn-saving discount. Hit the jump for more. Here's what Whedon Tweeted earlier today: Joss Whedon @josswhedon If you preorder Much Ado About Nothing on @AmazonVideo you will »
- Dave Trumbore
We've all been there. Someone in your life starts developing a habit that you just cannot stand. It doesn't even have to be an intimate partner, either. It can just be a friend who develops a particular quirk that will slowly but surely drive you over the cliffs of insanity. That's what Matt Spicer's delightfully twisted short film It's Not You, It's Me is all about. The dark comedy stars Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as a couple who just aren't cut out for each other. You can probably predict what happens next, but even if you think you've got this short figured out, just keep watching. It's got a pretty fantastic punchline at the end. It's only 11 minutes long, but it's worth every...
- Peter Hall
In the short film It’s Not You, It’s Me, a young woman’s (Gillian Jacobs) relationship takes a dark turn when every sound her boyfriend (Fran Kranz) makes starts to annoy her. And then, things start to get really messy. Directed by Matt Spicer, you can view the film through Jash, a comedy collective on YouTube that gives comedians and artists a platform to create and control their own digital content, at www.youtube.com/buh. During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Gillian Jacobs talked about how this project came about for her, being a big fan of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, how much fun she had working with Fran Kranz and Rob Huebel, how crazy it was to shoot so much content in only three days, and how the idea of Jash has inspired her to think about creating her own original content. She »
- Christina Radish
Why Watch? Aggressively well-crafted, this short from Matt Spicer uses invasive sound and camera design to make a dull life maddening before kicking it over the edge. Gillian Jacobs plays a young woman trapped in a crushingly mundane existence with an out-of-work boyfriend (Fran Kranz), but when she lets things get out of hand, it’s time to pack some very special suitcases. Everything here is first-rate, including the gut-punching comic story. Spicer and the team do something magical by using structured bits of disorientation to make the first shock pop like a starting pistol. From there it’s an intentionally jerky ride that alters the boring daily grind by erasing the rules. It also treats the Falling Down-style outburst and its consequences with a guilty sense of humor, so you may need to train your face to drop its jaw and smile at the same time before you see it. While »
- Scott Beggs
As Greendale Community College student Britta Perry, Gillian Jacobs has transformed over the four seasons (so far) of "Community" from a reluctant love interest of Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) to a character more complicated, funny and flat out weird than anyone would have expected when, in order to get in her pants, Jeff invented the study group that would become the core of the quirky NBC sitcom. The progressive would-be activist whose attempts to do good backfire so often her name becomes slang for screwing something up will be back when "Community" returns for its fifth year sometime in the upcoming TV season, with creator Dan Harmon back at the helm after a year off. In the meantime, you can see Jacobs in "It's Not You, It's Me," a short from filmmaker Matt Spicer in which Jacobs plays a woman whose boyfriend (Fran Kranz) has begun to get on her nerves, »
- Alison Willmore
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