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17 items from 2016


Shout takes 'Blinky Bill' for North America

19 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shout! Factory has acquired a package of rights to the Australian animated feature and plans a multi-platform release.

Shout! Factory has picked up Australian animated feature Blinky Bill: The Movie for North America from Munich-based sales agency Studio 100 Film.

With a package of exclusive rights including theatrical, broadcast, video-on-demand, digital and home entertainment, Shout! Factory plans a strategic launch of the film across multiple platforms through its Shout! Factory Kids imprint.

Produced by Studio 100’s Sydney-based animation studio Flying Bark Productions, Blinky Bill: The Movie has a voice cast headed by Ryan Kwanten, Rufus Sewell, Toni Collette and David Wenham. It tells the story of mischievous koala Bill’s search for his dad in the outback, in the company of a zoo koala and a frill-necked lizard. Deane Taylor directed and Alexs Stadermann co-directed.

Introduced in a 1933 book series, the character has appeared in 1992 film Blinky Bill, The Mischievous »

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Maggie Grace And Ryan Kwanten Swept Up For Rob Cohen’s Category 5

23 June 2016 9:43 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen has settled on his latest pair of storm-chasers, with news emerging today that Ryan Kwanten and Taken star Maggie Grace have landed roles in upcoming disaster pic, Category 5.

Kwanten and Grace now join a cast that already features Ben-Hur and Fantastic Four‘s Toby Kebbell, who closed a deal to headline the drama late last month. He’ll play the part of a meteorologist who, alongside his ex-Marine brother (Kwanten) and a Us Treasury agent (Grace), must pull together to thwart a devastating hack on the U.S. Mint Facility during one of the greatest storms on record.

Blending genres in the hope of creating a pulse-pounding thriller, Category 5 is based on an original script penned by Cohen himself, with help from Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon, Anthony Fingleton, and Carlos Davis.

Here’s the official pitch for the feature film: »

- Michael Briers

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Kwanten, Grace Join Cohen's "Category 5"

23 June 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson, Randy Couture, Melissa Bolona and Jamie Andrew Cutler are set to join Toby Kebbell in Rob Cohen's action/thriller "Category 5".

The story follows a team of tech hackers embarking on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. Mint facility the same time a disastrous Category 5 storm is set to strike.

Kebbel plays a meteorologist left in the deserted beach town along with a treasury agent (Grace) and his brother, an ex-Marine (Kwanten). Ineson heads the team of thieves trying to accomplish the heist.

Cohen helms from a script he co-wrote with Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon, Anthony Fingleton, and Carlos Davis. Damiano Tucci, Danny Roth, Karen Baldwin, Howard Baldwin, Michael Tadross Jr. and Rob Cohen will produce.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Here is what the director of the first ‘Fast and Furious’ is doing 15 years later

22 June 2016 4:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As we pointed out this morning, it’s been 15 years since The Fast and the Furious opened in theaters. Now the director of that first film in the franchise is capitalizing on that anniversary and announcing the casting for his new movie by invoking the street racing movie that launched what’s now a behemoth of a heist action franchise. “Coinciding with the 15 Year Anniversary of Rob Cohen’s 2001 blockbuster hit…” this press release begins. Maggie Grace (Taken, Lost) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) are joining Cohen’s Category 5. Here’s what the upcoming action-thriller is about:  Category 5 follows a team of tech hackers embarking on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. Mint facility the same time a disastrous Category 5 storm is set to strike. The remaining people left in the deserted beach town are a meteorologist (Toby Kebbel), a treasury agent (Grace), and the »

- Emily Rome

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Rob Cohen’s ‘Category 5’ Adds Maggie Grace, Others To Cast

22 June 2016 4:09 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Maggie Grace, who starred opposite Liam Neeson in the Taken trilogy, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Ralph Ineson (The Witch, The Huntsman: Winter’s War) have been set to star alongside Toby Kebbell (Ben-Hur) in Rob Cohen’ new action/thriller Category 5. Scripted by Cohen, Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon, Anthony Fingleton, and Carlos Davis, Category 5 follows a team of tech hackers embarking on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. Mint facility the same time a… »

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Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten Join Toby Kebbel’s ‘Category 5’

22 June 2016 3:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten and Ralph Ineson are joining Toby Kebbell in Rob Cohen’s action/thriller “Category 5.”

Cohen is directing from a script he co-wrote with Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon, Anthony Fingleton, and Carlos Davis. The movie follows a team of tech hackers embarking on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. Mint facility the same time a disastrous Category 5 storm is set to strike.

Kebbel plays a meteorologist left in the deserted beach town along with a treasury agent (Grace) and his brother, an ex-Marine played by Kwanten. Ineson heads the team of thieves trying to accomplish the heist of the century.

Producers are Damiano Tucci, Danny Roth, Karen Baldwin, Howard Baldwin, Michael Tadross Jr. and Rob Cohen. Bill Immerman, Mark Damon, Tamara Birkemoe, Christopher Conover and Allie Greenleaf Maldonado are executive producing.

Randy Couture (“Hawaii Five-0”), Melissa Bolona (“Dog Eat Dog”) and Jamie Andrew Cutler »

- Dave McNary

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Alicia Silverstone's 'Who Gets The Dog?' closes key deals

15 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Family film stars Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten.

Epic Pictures has closed key territories here on family film Who Gets The Dog? featuring a cast led by Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten.

Rights have gone in Australia (Roadshow), Spain (MediaSet), Germany (Polyband), Italy (Minerva), Turkey (DigiTurk), and Russia/Cis (Mgn).

Further deals closed in Canada (Vvs), Brazil (Globo), Middle East (Eagle Films), former Yugoslavia (Stars Ent), Spanish Latin America (Alebrije), Asia pay TV (Fox), and airlines (Captive).

Who Gets The Dog? follows the escapades of a career-focused woman and her unemployed husband on the brink of divorce at war over who should get custody of their beloved pooch. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Must Watch Trailer for Aussie Crime Thriller Goldstone

29 April 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Goldstone is Ivan Sen's sequel to his acclaimed 2013 thriller Mystery Road, which introduced the world to a character called Jay Swan, an aboriginal detective who worked cases in the outback.

I haven't seen Mystery Road yet, which stars Ryan Kwanten, Hugo Weaving and Aaron Pedersen, but I'm am hellbent on tracking it down now after watching this gorgeous and emotional trailer.

Goldstone was recently Selected as the opening film of the Sydney Film Festival .

About the film:

Director Ivan Sen’s new feature Goldstone sees the excellent Aaron Pedersen (Myster [Continued ...] »

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‘Flight 7500′ Review

14 April 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ryan KwantenAmy SmartJerry FerraraScout Taylor-ComptonChristian Serratos, Leslie Bibb | Written by Craig Rosenberg | Directed by Takashi Shimizu

Whenever a movie sits on the shelf for more than a couple years before being released, it’s hard not to wonder if the reason is because it turned out poorly. But when you look through the history books, or run a quick Google search, you’ll realize that many exceptional horror movies have languished in pre-release hell over the years. Films like You’re Next, The Cabin in the Woods, and Trick ‘r Treat took their sweet time entering our lives, and the same can certainly be said about Flight 7500 (formerly 7500).

But was this one worth the wait?

Written by Craig Rosenberg and directed by Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge), and originally set for release way back in 2012, Flight 7500 centers on the passengers of a doomed flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo. »

- John Squires

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'Ride Along 2,' 'Krampus,' 'The 5th Wave' and This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

13 April 2016 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Forest (horror; Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney; rated PG-13) Flight 7500 (horror; Leslie Bibb, Jamie Chung, Ryan Kwanten; rated PG-13) Bill (comedy; Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby; premieres 4/15 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated PG) I Am Wrath (action; John Travolta, Christopher Meloni; premieres 4/15 on cable Mod weeks before theatrical release; rated R) The Adderall Diaries (drama; James Franco, Amber Heard...

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Attempted theft in Exclusive Clip From Flight 7500; Arriving April 12th

11 April 2016 4:05 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Flight 7500 is a film we’ve been paying attention to for quite some time. Originally scheduled for an August 2012 release, the thriller in the sky film was postponed time and time again, until now. The folks at Lionsgate are releasing the Ryan Kwanten/Amy Smary-led film on April 12th, and we have a brand new Exclusive clip from the film, from us to you fright fanatics. Looks pretty intense, right?

 

From the director of The Grudge comes this spine-chilling journey into fear. On a flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo, a plane is shaken by severe weather. When the turbulence subsides, a passenger suddenly dies — and a supernatural force is unleashed, overtaking the passengers as they desperately fight to figure out what it is and how to stop it.

 

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- Jerry Smith

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Collette, Cornish join Heath Ledger scholarship jury, new prizes added

30 March 2016 3:07 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Heath Ledger.

The judges for this year's Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship are Toni Collette, Ledger's Candy co-star Abbie Cornish, head of casting for Paramount Joseph Middleton (Donnie Darko, The Bourne Identity), producer Basil Iwanyk (The Town, Gods of Egypt, Sicario), casting director Sherry Thomas (The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul) and director Phillip Noyce.

.The Heath Ledger Scholarship is AiF.s flagship education program and represents everything the foundation stands for", said Australians in Film's president Simonne Overend. "This is a potentially life changing moment for a young actor and AiF is thrilled to be able to give this opportunity to someone".

"The incredible group of influential judges assembled to select this year.s scholarship.s recipient is a testament to the level of regard to which the scholarship is held in Hollywood".

.I am happy to be involved in this initiative., said Collette. .I liked Heath very »

- Staff Writer

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Poster and trailer for Rio, I Love You

8 March 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Us release next month, a new poster and trailer have arrived online for the third instalment in Emmanuel Benbihy’s ‘Cities of Love’ series Rio, I Love You which stars Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Rodrigo Santoro, Emily Mortimer, Vincent Cassel, Vanessa ParadisJason Isaacs and Ryan Kwanten. Take a look below…

The third episode of the Cities of Love franchise, Rio, I Love You is an anthology, created by 10 visionary directors from across the globe. The story line of each segment focuses on an encounter of love in a different neighborhood of the city, demonstrating the distinctive qualities and character of that location. The film serves to bridge gaps between cultures, educating and entertaining the audience, while celebrating unique and universal expressions of love.

Rio, I Love You is set for release on April 15th in the States.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Watch: First Trailer For 'Rio, I Love You' With Segments Directed By Paolo Sorrentino, Fernando Meirelles, José Padilha, More

1 March 2016 10:08 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The concept is a good one: gather up some top shelf filmmakers and have them create an omnibus of shorts centered around a particular city. Previously we've seen "Paris, je t'Aime" and "New York, I Love You," and as it goes with the format, some segments are always better than others. Now the focus goes to Brazil for "Rio, I Love You," and the first trailer has arrived. Read More: Interview: Paolo Sorrentino Talks 'Youth,' The Happiest Moment Of Filmmaking, Michael Caine, Sun Kill Moon & More  Filmmakers Guillermo ArriagaStephan ElliottIm Sang-sooNadine LabakiFernando MeirellesJosé PadilhaCarlos SaldanhaPaolo SorrentinoJohn Turturro and Andrucha Waddington have each crafted shorts taking place in the lively city, and Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro, Harvey Keitel, Vincent Cassell, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten and Fernanda Montenegro appear in the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Casting the Inevitable Masters of the Universe Movie Reboot

24 February 2016 9:25 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Remember when the Masters of the Universe movie was out of developmental purgatory and moving forward?  Warner Bros. selected John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) to direct the film.  Unfortunately it never happened.   But come on, this thing is inevitable right?  Frankly I’d love to see Dolph Lundgren come back but we know that’s not possible. Assuming it’s not animated, I’ve cast actors and actresses in the roles of Eternia’s bravest warriors and most evil beings right here.  He’s what it would look like: Ryan Kwanten as He-Man Ryan Kwanten was one of the best things about True Blood, and he’s

Casting the Inevitable Masters of the Universe Movie Reboot »

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How Hulu’s ‘11.22.63’ crafted a more intimate look at Lee Harvey Oswald than Stephen King’s book did

15 February 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

John F. Kennedy’s assassination: It’s a part of American history that launched over 50 years of debate and speculation. The questions of what really happened at Dealey Plaza and who this man Lee Harvey Oswald was have been the subjects of countless books. Stephen King added his own book to that collection — a fictional take on this history, though one with a lot of historical research involved. The Master of Horror blended together elements of political intrigue, suspense, mystery, and romance with his 2011 book 11/22/63, about a schoolteacher who travels back in time to prevent JFK’s assassination. The eight-part series based on the book and produced by J.J. Abrams debuts today on Hulu. New episodes will be released weekly on Mondays on the streaming service. During the three years (five in the book) that James Franco’s time-traveling Jake Epping spends in the past, leading up to the fateful »

- Emily Rome

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You Will Board Flight 7500 Only Once: Release Details

29 January 2016 11:50 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Japanese director Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge) returns to horror with Flight 7500. This film, formerly titled Flight 75, takes place on a haunted airliner. Here, an eclectic cast of characters do their best to survive the flight and touch down on Earth, once again. Completed in 2012, the film stars Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood"), Jerry Ferrara ("Entourage") and Scout Taylor-Compton. The film's release details are available here. For more on the story, Flight 7500 starts with a ten hour trip. Flying out of Los Angeles, this trip is destined for Tokyo. But, there is a short pit stop in hell, at 30,000 feet as a supernatural force attacks the passengers. This title had a theatrical release in 2014? That release was missed by this horror fan. But, Flight 7500 will see a second release on DVD, in April. Lionsgate Home Entertainment will distribute this title. And, a trailer for the film is hosted below. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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