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The Kidnapping Freddy Heineken Trailer Is Straight Up Anthony Hopkins Greatness

6 November 2014 2:01 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The first trailer for Kidnapping Freddy Heineken has been released and it just proves how the involvement of Anthony Hopkins makes any film instantly watchable. You can check out the Welsh titan in all of his glory below. There really is something just truly mesmeric about him. What a gem he is. Up until Anthony Hopkins' arrival, Kidnapping Freddy Heineken looked like a pretty run of the mill thriller, but The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets. Nest director Daniel Alfredson appears to have provided some great frenetic energy to the piece - and he especially looks to have handled the kidnapping sequences with aplomb. While Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess and Ryan Kwanten look adequate in their parts, though, it's the emergence of Anthony Hopkins as Freddy Heineken that truly brought an edge to the clip. The Oscar winning Silence Of The Lambs star goes from being frail to tough »

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Watch: New Trailer For 'Kidnapping Freddy Heineken' With Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington & Jim Sturgess

5 November 2014 2:14 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Not to rush to judgment, but it's generally not a good thing when a movie featuring big names like Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess, and Ryan Kwanten, and directed by Swedish "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" filmmaker Daniel Alfredson, doesn't have a U.S. distributor and opens abroad first. But such is the case with the crime flick "Kidnapping Freddy Heineken," and a new trailer has arrived. This one is actually based on the true story of a gang of criminals who kidnapped the titular beer baron and got the largest ransom ever paid out in history. But of course, it wasn't the easiest job in the world, and like we said, we don't want to rush to judgment. This does look like a decent little thriller that is perfectly fine being a (psychological) thriller with action beats, all framed with your usual genre trappings. And hey, if it's done well and entertaining, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Voltage brings Standoff to Afm

5 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Voltage Pictures arrives at the Afm with international rights to the thriller Standoff starring Laurence Fishburne and Thomas Jane.

The Last House On The Left writer Adam Alleca directs from his own screenplay.

Standoff centres on a grieving combat veteran played by Jane who offers shelter at his farmhouse to an orphan on the run from Fishburne’s sadistic assassin. Paradigm represents Us rights.

Glacier’s Tove Christensen is producing alongside Lee Clay, Eric Gozlan and Michael Wexler. The project is in post.

Christensen’s American Heist starring Adrien Brody and Hayden Christensen premiered recently in Toronto where Saban Films acquired North American rights.

Voltage Pictures’ Afm slate features action title Blunt Force Trauma with Ryan Kwanten, Freida Pinto and Mickey Rourke and the Cabin Fever remake.

The sales roster includes sci-fi thriller Prisoner Of War, which Voltage is producing with Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and 42’s Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh, and [link=tt »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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News Shorts: November 1st 2014

1 November 2014 5:09 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

James Franco has posted an Instagram photo of himself shooting his film adaptation of the novel "Zeroville" alongside cast mates Seth Rogen and Will Ferrell. Rogen plays Viking Man, a character who is a thinly-disguised take on legendary writer/director John Milius. Ferrell's role is unknown, but he looks kind of like he's doing a take on producer Robert Evans.

"Voltage Pictures has scored international rights to Ken Sanzel's action title "Blunt Force Trauma". The story is set in the world of underground gunfights in South America and Ryan Kwanten plays a young man and Freida Pinto a vengeful woman who meet on their quest to locate the clandestine scene's elusive champion..." (full details)

"Starz has scored the North American rights to the action-adventure film "Northmen: A Viking Saga" starring Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Anatole Taubman, Charlie Murphy, James Norton and Ed Skrein. The story follows a gang of »

- Garth Franklin

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Afm: Ryan Kwanten-Mickey Rourke’s ‘Blunt Force Trauma’ Heads to Voltage

31 October 2014 5:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures is on board the just-completed action film “Blunt Force Trauma,” starring Ryan Kwanten, Freida Pinto and Mickey Rourke.

Voltage will launch sales at the American Film Market next week. Filming wrapped earlier this month in Colombia.

In the film, Rourke portrays a champion of underground gunfights, while Kwanten’s character seeks the ultimate duel, and Pinto’s character seeks revenge for the death of her brother.

Ken Sanzel wrote and directed the film, which was produced by Eric Brenner and Gary Preisler.

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- Dave McNary

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Voltage boards Blunt Force Trauma

31 October 2014 3:16 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures has strengthened its Afm war chest with international rights to the action title starring Ryan Kwanten, Freida Pinto and Mickey Rourke.

Blunt Force Trauma centres on a deadly network of underground gunfights in South America called The Game.

Kwanten will play a young man and Pinto a vengeful woman who meet on their quest to locate the clandestine scene’s elusive champion.

Ken Sanzel of Numb3rs and The Replacement Killers fame wrote and directs Blunt Force Trauma, while Eric Brenner and Gary Preisler are the producers and hold Us rights.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Starz Plunders ‘Northmen: A Viking Saga’ For Domestic Theaters & Pay TV

30 October 2014 4:14 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Starz has locked up North American rights to the action-adventure pic about a gang of Viking marauders marooned in a hostile land. The deal for Northmen: A Viking Saga covers all platforms in the U.S. and Canada including theatrical, followed by an exclusive premium cable run on Starz networks. Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, Charlie Murphy, James Norton, Ed Skrein, Anatole Taubman and Johan Hegg star in the pic, which sees the Northmen shipwrecked off the coast of Scotland. They must journey to the safety of the Viking stronghold Danelag — with the Wolf Pack, the king’s ruthless mercenaries, hot on their trail. Bastian Zach and Matthias Bauer wrote Northmen, which was produced by Ralph S. Dietrich. The Salt Company worked the acquisition deal on behalf of Ascot Elite Entertainment Group. A sizzle reel for director Claudio Fäh’s film drew attention at this year’s European Film Market in Berlin. »

- The Deadline Team

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Starz brings Northmen to Us, Canada

30 October 2014 3:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The company has acquired North American theatrical and Us Pay-tv rights to Northmen – A Viking Saga from Ascot Elite Entertainment Group.

Claudio Fäh directed the saga about a group of banished Vikings who become stranded in hostile Britain.

Northmen – A Viking Saga stars Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, Charlie Murphy, James Norton, Ed Skrein, Anatole Tauban and Johan Hegg.

The film premiered recently at the Zurich Film Festival and is a co-production between Elite Filmproduktion, Two Oceans Production and Jumping Horse Film.

Ralph S Dietrich, Karin G Dietrich, Daniel Höltschi, Frank Kaminski, Ulrich Stiehm, Marco Del Bianco, Rolf Wappenschmitt, Giselher Venzke and Bertha Spieker produced.

Sam Horley of the Salt Company handles worldwide sales and negotiated the deal on behalf of Ascot Elite.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Full-Length 'Judge Dredd: Superfiend' Trailer

23 October 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the poster and teaser trailer released earlier this week, producer Adi Shankar has unveiled the full trailer for his mini-series Judge Dredd: Superfiend, along with four new photos.

Judge Dredd: Superfiend is the latest entry in Adi Shankar's "Bootleg Universe," which also includes short films The Punsher: Dirty Laundry, starring Thomas Jane, and last year's Venom: Truth in Journalism, starring Ryan Kwanten as Eddie Brock. This miniseries is not officially connected to 2012's Dredd 3D, but was made as a thank you for the fans who supported the film.

The producer released a statement to Collider, where he offers the two reasons he wanted to make this series, which you can take a look at below.

1. The "Bootleg Universe" is about viewing things through a fresh lens. I wanted to do something that played up the satirical tone of the Judge Dredd comics, an anti-establishment British comic about post apocalyptic America. »

- MovieWeb

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True Blood's Ryan Kwanten Is Totally Welcome to Help Us Move

20 October 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ryan Kwanten went shirtless while moving some furniture during a visit with his parents in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday. The True Blood hunk prepared for a day of lounging in the sun by rearranging a few chairs on the lawn, and naturally, his shirt just got in the way. Clearly, Ryan hasn't given up his workout routine since his role on the HBO show ended back in August; True Blood ended its seven-season run over the Summer, but not before Ryan's character Jason engaged in a supersteamy sex scene with Eric Northman, played by Alexander Skarsgard. Not long after the scene aired, we spotted Ryan flaunting his flawless physique on the beach in Malibu, CA, a moment that unsurprisingly landed him in the No. 4 spot of our 2014 Popsugar Shirtless Bracket. Keep reading to see why Ryan is welcome to help us out next time we move. »

- Brittney-Stephens

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Charlie Sheen Calls Off Engagement, Russell Brand Is Threatened with Arrest + More in Today’s Last Lap

17 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Charlie Sheen says “I don’t” to his fiancé, Russell Brand is kicked off Fox News’ property, Misty Upham died at 32, and more in today’s Last Lap.

Charlie Sheen calls it quits from former adult film star Brett Rossi just weeks before their wedding. [Et] Russell Brand was threatened with arrest after filming outside the Fox News building in New York. [Independent] August: Osage County actress Misty Upham died at 32. Her cause of death is currently unknown. [EW] Attention Lost fans: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje aka Mr. Eko is joining Game of Thrones. [Vulture] If you didn’t catch Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon’s “Breakdance Conversation” on The Tonight Show, you need to now. Kevin Hart tried to save a woman’s job as a bus driver after she was fired for taking a seflie with him. [Bet] Dane Cook throws shade at Jessica Simpson and her love making. [Fish Wrapper] True Blood star Ryan Kwanten visits sick kids in his hometown, »

- Taylor Ferber

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'Mystery Road' Blu-ray Featurette with Ryan Kwanten | Exclusive

14 October 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ryan Kwanten explains what drew him to writer-director Ivan Sen's story in our exclusive featurette for Mystery Road, which is available on Blu-ray and DVD today through Well Go USA.

The story centers on indigenous cowboy detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen), returning to his outback hometown to solve the murder of a teenage girl, whose body is found under the highway trucking route. Alienated from both the white-dominated police force and his own community, including his teenage daughter (now connected to the murdered girl), Jay stands alone in his determination to fight back - for his town, and his people.

Watch as Ryan Kwanten, who plays Pete, a kangaroo hunter implicated in the murder, explains how the script was quite the hot commodity around town, and how he was drawn to the character and Ivan Sen's writing, before picking up Mystery Road on Blu-ray and DVD.

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All-star cast for Aussie movie

13 October 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

An Australian movie featuring Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette, Robin McLeavy, David Wenham, Rufus Sewell, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman, Barry Otto and Barry Humphries sounds like a casting director.s dream.

All are lending their voices to The Blinky Bill Movie, Flying Bark Productions. CGI feature now in production in Sydney.

The script is by Fin Edquist, whose Maya the Bee Movie opens here on November 1. The co-directors are Deane Taylor (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Maya.s Alexs Stadermann.

Kwanten voices the title character with McLeavy as the koala.s best friend Nutsy. The plot sees the duo racing across the outback to find Blinky.s missing father and save his hometown.

Collette will voice emus Beryl and Cheryl with Sewell as The Cat, Humphries as Wombo the wombat, Wenham as Jacko the frill-necked lizard, Mailman as Blinky.s mother and Otto as the mayor of Green Patch.

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All- star cast for Aussie movie

13 October 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

An Australian movie featuring Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette, Robin McLeavy, David Wenham, Rufus Sewell, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman, Barry Otto and Barry Humphries sounds like a casting director.s dream.

All are lending their voices to The Blinky Bill Movie, Flying Bark Productions. CGI feature now in production in Sydney.

The script is by Fin Edquist, whose Maya the Bee Movie opens here on November 1, The co-directors are Deane Taylor (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Maya.s Alexs Stadermann.

Kwanten voices the title character with McLeavy as the koala.s best friend Nutsy. The plot sees the duo racing across the outback to find Blinky.s missing father and save his hometown.

Collette will voice emus Beryl and Cheryl, with Sewell as The Cat, Humphries as Wombo the wombat, Wenham as Jacko the frill-necked lizard, Mailman as Blinky.s mother and Otto as the mayor of Green Patch.

.The Blinky Bill »

- Don Groves

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‘Judge Dredd’-Based Series ‘Dark Judges’ Headed Online

8 October 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

As with most cult films, Dredd didn’t do well at the box office in 2012. But because dedicated fans wanted more, the film’s executive producer Adi Shankar has made a miniseries based on the Dredd universe called Dark Judges, and it will be debuting online in October 2014. In an exclusive with TheWrap, Shankar revealed the 7-part miniseries will be available for free online later this month (it’s yet to be revealed exactly where the series will be hosted). For over two years, Shankar has been working on the Dredd-based project, which he initially called a “short film” in a 2013 Ama on Reddit. On September 28, he released a video for the 2nd annual Day of Dredd, thanking the aficionados of his feature-length film and saying “they turned it into a success.” Dark Judges will join two other shorts Shankar has produced related to DC Comics characters as part of his Bootleg Universe. »

- Bree Brouwer

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"Dredd" Web Series Spin-Off This Month

7 October 2014 3:36 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Still keen on the idea of a sequel to 2012's "Dredd"? You may get it, but not in the way you expect.

The Wrap reports that executive producer Adi Shankar has been at work on creating a top-secret "Dredd" spin-off online web series which is due to be released online for free later this month.

The seven-part mini-series, which has been in the works over the past two years, centers on the Dark Judges of Dredd lore - a group of law keepers from an alternate dimension known for their viciousness as they considered all living individuals criminals and thus punishable by brutal death.

The project itself has been done "off-the-grid," much like Shankar's two shorts "Punisher: Dirty Laundry" starring Thomas Jane and "Venom: Truth in Journalism" starring Ryan Kwanten. »

- Garth Franklin

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Seven-part Dredd mini-series “Dark Judges” coming soon

7 October 2014 12:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fans who have been clamouring for a sequel to 2012’s Dredd might still be waiting for the good news, even with the #DayofDredd campaign doing well and Karl Urban’s recent talk of “development”. While we wait to hear of the next update, an online Dredd mini-series has been announced. But before you get too excited, it’s more a spin-off.

Dredd producer Adi Shankar has revealed that he has been working on a spin-off mini-series based on the Dark Judges. The series is set to start later this month and has been developed in complete secret. Best of all, the series will be shown for free!

Shankar told TheWrap about the project, saying it was going to be part of his “Bootleg Universe”, which has also included Thomas Jane reprising his role as Frank Castle in The Punisher: Dirty Laundry , and Venom: Truth in Journalism, which starred Ryan Kwanten as Eddie Brock. »

- Luke Owen

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'Dredd' Producer Will Launch 'Dark Judges' Miniseries Online

6 October 2014 6:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While fans still hold on to hope that a sequel to Dredd 3D will happen some day, producer Adi Shankar is giving fans a spinoff miniseries that will debut online for free later this month.

The seven-part mini-series will center on the Dark Judges from the original 2000Ad comic books, characters which Dredd 3D writer Alex Garland previously revealed would be the focus of a movie sequel, if it were to ever happen. The Dark Judges include Judge Death, Judge Fire, Judge Fear and Judge Mortis, who frequently clashed with Dredd and Cassandra Anderson in the comic book.

The mini-series won't be officially connected to the movie, but it is a part of Adi Shankar's Bootleg Universe, which includes the short films The Punsher: Dirty Laundry starring Thomas Jane and Ron Perlman, and Venom: Truth in Journalism, which featured Ryan Kwanten as Spider-Man's nemesis Eddie Brock/Venom.

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Dredd Resurrected in Seven Part Miniseries From Producer Adi Shankar

6 October 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I loved Dredd so much when it came out two years ago that I was fairly disheartened when it failed to connect with a massive audience.  I rarely approach celebrities in random situations, but the one recent exception was to tell Karl Urban how much I loved that movie.  So it's good to hear that we'll be getting a version of Dredd fairly soon, although it's not the cinematic sequel that some of us have been clamoring for. Instead, we're getting a seven part miniseries from producer Adi Shankar that will be released next month for free.  There's no word on if Karl Urban or Olivia Thirlby will be participating (though Thomas Jane came back for Dirty Laundry so I suppose it's a possibility) but I guess we'll all find out soon enough.  Hit the jump for more on the Dredd miniseries. Shankar has been working on this project in secret for almost two years. »

- Evan Dickson

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Dredd producer says new mini-series Dark Judges to debut online this month

6 October 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Dredd fans, it is time to get excited. While it may not be the theatrical sequel you wanted, we are getting more adventures in the same rebooted universe that the Karl Urban action flick took place in. Dredd producer Adi Shankar has been developing a new mini-series based on the Dark Judges and it is very close to seeing the light of day. Part of the same Bootleg Universe as the Thomas Jane short "Dirty Laundry" and the Venom short starring True Blood's Ryan Kwanten, "Dark »

- Alex Maidy

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