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Revenge is Never Clean in First Trailer for Sundance Thriller ‘Bad Day For The Cut’

18 January 2017 12:08 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The first trailer has arrived for the ultra-violent revenge thriller Bad Day For The Cut, which will make its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The feature debut of director Chris Baugh, the film follows Donal (Nigel O’Neil) who goes on a murderous quest after his mother is killed by some sort of gang (led by David Pearse). What ensues is a barrage of hammers, double-barreled shotguns, and fisticuffs in the wilderness of Ireland, all bound around the age-old concept of revenge.

Baugh also penned the script along with frequent collaborator Brendan Mullin, who have both worked on numerous shorts before taking the leap into Bad Day. Hopefully the film stands tall among some of its contemporary peers such as Blue RuinKill List, and Taken. See the full trailer below, along with a neat poster and synopsis, for the film that also stars Game of Thrones’ Ian McElhinney, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Sundance 2017: Revenge Gets Messy in New Trailer for Bad Day For The Cut

17 January 2017 6:29 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The murder of a grown man's mother turns a simple life into a blood-stained one in the new trailer for the revenge thriller Bad Day for the Cut, making its world premiere next week at the Sundance Film Festival.

Synopsis: "Donal is a farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother Florence. He works the fields during the day and drinks in the local pub at night. He seems content with a simple, quiet life. The only sense we get of his wish for something more is an old campervan, which he has lovingly restored. When Florence is killed in an apparent home invasion Donal sets off for Belfast in the little red van, looking for revenge. What he finds is a world of violence and brutality that he can’t understand and a secret about his mother that will shake him to his core. »

- Derek Anderson

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Update: Marvel adapting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, complete with material cut from the film

17 January 2017 9:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We all know that plenty of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ended up on the cutting room floor, and it seems we’ll soon to get to see some of the deleted material, albeit in comic book form, thanks to Marvel’s adaptation of the blockbuster Anthology movie, which is set to get underway in April.ick

EW has revealed that Marvel is set to publish a six-issue miniseries from writer Jody Houser and artist Emilio Laiso, which which “explore other facets of the story” and feature things “that didn’t make it into the film”.

“The comics will definitely expand on what was seen in both Rogue One the film and the novelization,” states Houser. “Lucasfilm and Gareth Edwards had a bunch of ideas for extra scenes and character moments that didn’t make it into the film. I’m having a lot of fun playing around with those. »

- Gary Collinson

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Sundance 2017: New Poster & Stills for Revenge Thriller Bad Day For The Cut

16 January 2017 2:39 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Starting later this week, Daily Dead will be providing live coverage of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and right now we have a look at a new poster and stills from Bad Day for the Cut, a revenge thriller set in the Irish countryside that is one of many films we'll be covering at the fest.

Synopsis: "Donal is a farmer who still lives at home in a little Irish village with his mother Florence. He works the fields during the day and drinks in the local pub at night. He seems content with a simple, quiet life. The only sense we get of his wish for something more is an old campervan, which he has lovingly restored. When Florence is killed in an apparent home invasion Donal sets off for Belfast in the little red van, looking for revenge. What he finds is a world of »

- Derek Anderson

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Rogue One overtakes Finding Dory to become the highest-grossing domestic release of 2016

15 January 2017 2:34 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may have lost top spot at the North American box office this weekend to Hidden Figures, but Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has now pushed U.S. gross to $488.3 million, making it the highest-grossing domestic release of 2016.

Rogue One has dethroned fellow Disney release Finding Dory, which now sits in second place with $486.3 million, followed by another Disney offering, Captain America: Civil War, in third with $408.1 million. The Anthology movie is expected to break the $500 million mark on home soil this Monday.

Globally, Rogue One now sits on $980 million, making it the third-biggest movie of the Star Wars franchise after Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.068 billion) and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace ($1.027 billion).

See Also: Darth Vader’s final scene in Rogue One was added during reshoots

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, »

- Gary Collinson

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Darth Vader’s final scene in Rogue One was added during reshoots

14 January 2017 12:36 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning: Spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story follow…

Although he was only used sparingly in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the scene of Darth Vader cutting down Rebel troopers in an effort to prevent the Death Star plans from falling into the hands of Princess Leia delivered one of the Dark Lord of the Sith’s most memorable moments of the entire Star Wars saga. And, it seems we almost didn’t get it, as editor John Gilroy has revealed that it was a late addition to the film during the reshoots.

“What was added — and it was a fantastic add — was the Vader action scene, with him boarding the ship and dispatching all those rebel soldiers,” Gilroy tells Yahoo Movies. “That was something conceptualized a little later. It was a really great punch in the arm and something I think fans wanted to see.”

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- Gary Collinson

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‘A Patch of Fog’ Exclusive Clip: A Security Guard Blackmails a Famous TV Host Into Friendship

9 January 2017 7:36 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What happens when our closest guarded secrets are exposed by someone with an ulterior agenda? That question is at the heart of the new thriller “A Patch of Fog,” about a sinister security guard (Stephen Graham) who blackmails a famous TV host (Conleth Hill) into friendship after he catches him shoplifting and threatens to expose it to the world. It co-stars Lara Pulver (“Edge of Tomorrow”), Arsher Ali (“Remainder”), Stuart Graham (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) and Ian McElhinney (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”). Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

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The film is directed by Michael Lennox, who’s best known for his short films. He was nominated for an Oscar for directing the 2014 short “Boogaloo and Graham,” about two boys who raise baby chicks amidst major changes in their family. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story video details Ilm’s digital recreations of classic characters

9 January 2017 4:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

ABC’s Nightline has released a video exploring Industrial Light & Magic’s work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, where the visual effects wizards were tasked with digitally recreating the likeness of Peter Cushing and a young Carrie Fisher for their appearances as Grand Moff Tarkin and Princess Leia Organa. Check it out here…

See Also: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story images hint at deleted scenes

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue One passes $900 million worldwide, Disney now has the five biggest movies of 2016

8 January 2017 11:17 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continues to dominate the multiplexes around the world, pushing its worldwide haul to $914.4 million in its fourth weekend to become the fifth biggest film of 2016, having overtaken Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Secret Life of Pets.

This means Disney now has the top five movies of 2016 worldwide, with Star Wars joining Captain America: Civil War ($1.153 billion), Finding Dory ($1.027 billion), Zootopia (1.023 billion) and The Jungle Book ($966.6 million). This caps off a wonderful year for Disney which has seen it become the first studio to gross over $3 billion in a single year, as well as the first to pull in over $7 billion worldwide in a single year.

Domestically, Rogue One is said to have grossed $21.9 million this weekend to narrowly edge out Hidden Figures ($21.8 million) and claim top spot for the fourth weekend in a row. Internationally, it added a further $56.6 million, »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story images hint at deleted scenes

6 January 2017 3:12 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continues to rake in the cash around the globe, a couple of new images from the blockbuster Anthology movie have arrived online which hint at some deleted / alternative scenes.

First up with have a look at Jyn and Cassian on the beach at Scarif (look closely and you’ll see the Death Star plans in Jyn’s bag), followed by a shot of Jyn with her kyber crystal and an image of Krennic with his blaster drawn. Presumably, the latter comes from his spat with Grand Moff Tarkin after CG Peter Cushing decides to take over command of the Death Star.

See Also: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story editors discuss how the reshoots changed the film

See Also: Ben Mendelsohn says there’s an “enormously different” version of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 360° video takes us behind-the-scenes of Jedha

6 January 2017 5:01 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The official Star Wars Facebook page has released a new 360° video which sees director Gareth Edwards taking us behind-the-scenes of the Jedha marketplace sequence from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and revealing a little suggestion from George Lucas which made it into the final movie; check it out here…

See Also: Gareth Edwards discusses Darth Vader’s introduction in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story »

- Gary Collinson

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Gareth Edwards discusses Darth Vader’s introduction in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

4 January 2017 4:15 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After months and months of speculation, we finally found out who was in the bacta tank last month with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with the sequence serving as the film’s introduction to Darth Vader as we see the former Anakin Skywalker sans suit as he attempts to repair his injuries from his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi from Revenge of the Sith.

Speaking to Empire (via Comic Book), director Gareth Edwards has been talking about his inspiration for the sequence, stating that:

“I’m jealous of moments like in The Empire Strikes Back where you see the back of [Vader’s] head and you just go, ‘oh my God, that is so cool,’ and wanted to try and find something like that in our film. He’s really a burns victim, and it’s not going to be fun for him when he’s not in the »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue One originally had the traditional Star Wars opening crawl

4 January 2017 6:46 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

One aspect that sets Rogue One: A Star Wars Story apart from the other films in the franchise was the absence of some traditional elements found in the saga films, such as the opening crawl and the transition wipes.

Speaking with Empire, director Gareth Edwards has now revealed that at one point in production the standalone film was originally set to have an opening crawl of its own before he and others nixed the idea.

Edwards said the idea of using the opening crawl was something they stuck to until filming had actually begun: “Probably like six months before we were filming we were in a meeting, and they talked about not having an opening crawl, because these are standalone films, not part of the sagas. And if I’m honest, there was an initial kind of like, ‘whaaaa? I want the crawl!'”

He explained that the reasoning behind »

- Ricky Church

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story editors discuss how the reshoots changed the film

3 January 2017 2:47 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While much has been made of the extensive reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it seems unlikely we’ll ever find out the full story behind the additional photography, or how much it altered the final film. However, speaking to Yahoo!, editors John Gilroy and Colin Goudie have given us some insight into what was changed through the reshoots, which seemed to revolve around fleshing out some of the characters, as well as overhauling the final act.

“They gave you the film that you see today,” said Gilroy. “I think they were incredibly helpful. The story was reconceptualised to some degree, there were scenes that were added at the beginning and fleshed out. We wanted to make more of the other characters, like Cassian’s character [Cassian Andor, the Rebel spy played by Diego Luna], and Bodhi’s character [Bodhi Rook, the defected Imperial pilot played by Riz Ahmed]. The scene with Cassian’s introduction with the spy, Bodhi traipsing through Jedha on his way to see Saw, »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story now passes the $800 million mark worldwide

3 January 2017 11:08 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Though its slowing down some, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is still pulling in a lot of money at the box office. Yesterday it earned another $27 million in total, bringing its North American gross to $440.9 million and $361 million internationally for a combined worldwide total of $801.9 million.

Rogue One already became the second-highest grossing film of 2016 in North America, overtaking Captain America: Civil War and coming in behind Finding Dory, while it topped Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the UK to become the biggest film of the year in that market.

Disney-Pixar’s animated sequel has earned a total of $486.2 in North America, making it the most successful film of the year. If Rogue One keeps going at the pace it currently is however, it could very quickly outperform Finding Dory to take the top spot.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, »

- Ricky Church

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Lucasfilm’s Doug Chiang on Darth Vader’s castle from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2 January 2017 8:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Darth Vader’s castle is a concept that can be traced back to the late 1970s, when Ralph McQuarrie was producing concept artwork for 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, and we finally got to see it on screen last month in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story courtesy of director Gareth Edwards, who took us back to Mustafar (the location of Anakin Skywalker’s duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi) to show us the Dark Lord of the Sith’s sanctum in all of its glory.

Speaking to the official Star Wars site, Lucasfilm concept artist and production designer Doug Chiang has been talking about the castle’s inclusion in Rogue One, the purpose it serves for Vader, and how he adapted McQuarrie’s original designs for its appearance.

“Vader’s castle was really fun. When I knew that we were going to possibly go back to Vader’s castle, I loved that idea of, »

- Gary Collinson

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Spencer Wilding says playing Darth Vader is “every actor’s dream”

2 January 2017 2:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although James Earl Jones is the voice of the most iconic villain in the galaxy Darth Vader, it took two other actors to physically reprise the prestigious role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Welsh actor Spencer Wilding (who we exclusively revealed as playing Vader back in April) took part in an interview conducted by ITV, stating that “This character has got so much presence… It’s unbelievable. I’m just one small element of Star Wars. It’s a massive production, and it takes a lot to bring the magic of that film. It’s just awesome.”

Getting the performance right was paramount, as Wilding went on to comment on his collaboration with his trainer, saying “We studied the movements of Darth Vader. We had a trainer who got it bang on. We wanted to keep it ‘Darth Vader!’ It’s every actor’s dream. I’m still pinching myself! »

- Robert Kojder

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story becomes the biggest film of 2016 in the UK, crosses $700 million worldwide

1 January 2017 8:22 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After just 17 days of release, Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has overtaken Warner Bros.Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to become the UK’s highest-grossing movie of 2016.

So far, Rogue One has pulled in £50.7 million from its run in the UK, topping off a phenomenal year for Disney on these shores; in addition to Rogue One, both The Jungle Book and Finding Dory are among the top five highest earners of the year, having both grossed over £40 million each.

On Friday, Rogue One also smashed through the $700 million mark worldwide and will have overtaken Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’s $750.2 million when the dust settles on this weekend. We’ll update this post when the weekend box office numbers come in.

See Also: Ben Mendelsohn says there’s an “enormously different” version of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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- Gary Collinson

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