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David Fincher talks Gone Girl, film career

20 September 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director discussed being “sodomised ritualistically” on Alien3, his reputation for multiple takes, the opportunities of TV and his latest film, Gone Girl.

Us director David Fincher opened up about his career to date at BAFTA in London last night, entertaining the sold-out ‘A Life In Pictures’ event with anecdotes surrounding the highs and lows of his filmmaking.

The visionary director behind Se7en, Fight Club and The Social Network is on the promotion trail with his latest feature, Gone Girl, a psychological thriller based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel that stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.

Flynn also wrote the screenplay based on her own novel, about a man who becomes a suspect in his wife’s disappearance after being the focus of an intense media circus.

“It begins as a mystery, it becomes an absurdist thriller and is ultimately a satire,” said Fincher. “I’d never seen someone try to juggle those things and actually do it. It »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Inside Pictures unveils La participants

27 August 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The European film industry business training programme has selected its 16 producers and executives for the week-long sessions with senior industry professionals in Los Angeles from September 15-19.

The participants span nine countries and represent all areas of the industry and will hear from and interact with Los Angeles-based studios executive and other professionals.

This year’s participants are:

Conor Barry, producer, Savage Production Ltd;

Sara Boss, senior sales executive, K5 International;

Morgan Bushe, co-owner, Fastnet Films / WildCard Distribution;

Helena Danielsson, executive producer, producer and CEO, Hepp Film International;

Katie Ellen, senior distribution manager, film fund, British Film Institute;

Simon Gillis, associate director, legal and business affairs, Universal Pictures International Entertainment;

Teun Hilte, managing director, Under The Milky Way UK;

Mark Lane, producer and company director, The Tea Shop & Film Company;

Graeme Law, finance director, Prescience Film Finance;

Anthony Mestriner, agent, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd;

Claire Mundell, producer, Synchronicity Film Ltd;

Natja Rosner, head of sales »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Paramount nabs Louis Xiv drama

15 August 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio has acquired Us rights to The Moon And The Sun starring Pierce Brosnan and will release on April 10, 2015.

Producer and Pandemonium Films CEO Bill Mechanic shopped the project to the studio. Good Universe has been selling international rights.

Brosnan plays the so-called Sun King, whose quest for immortality is challenged by his daughter after he captures and steals the life-force of a mermaid.

Sean McNamara directs from the novel of the same name by Vonda N McIntyre. Laura Harrington adapted the screenplay with revisions by Mechanic, Barry Berman, Harrington, James Schamus and Ron Bass.

Mechanic produces alongside Hong Pang, Wei Han, Paul Currie, McNamara, and David Brookwell.

The cast includes William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber and Fan Bingbing. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Paramount acquires Louis Xiv drama

15 August 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio has acquired Us rights to The Moon And The Sun starring Pierce Brosnan and will release on April 10, 2015.

Producer and Pandemonium Films CEO Bill Mechanic shopped the project to the studio. Good Universe has been selling international rights.

Brosnan plays the so-called Sun King, whose quest for immortality is challenged by hisn daughter after he captures and steals the life force of a mermaid, only to be

Sean McNamara directs from the novel of the same name by Vonda N McIntyre. Laura Harrington adapted the screenplay with revisions by Mechanic, Barry Berman, Harrington, James Schamus and Ron Bass.

Mechanic produces alongside Hong Pang, Wei Han, Paul Currie, McNamara, and David Brookwell.

The cast includes William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber and Fan Bingbing. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Paramount Lands Rights to Sean McNamara’s Louis Xiv Drama

15 August 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures has secured the domestic distribution rights to the pic “The Moon and the Sun” from Sean McNamara.

Paramount will release the film on April 10, 2015.

McNamara will direct the film, which stars Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber and Fan Bingbing.

The story follows King Louis Xiv’s quest for immortality that leads him to capture and steal the life force of a mermaid. But Louis’ plans are complicated by his daughter, who befriends the creature and defies the most powerful monarch on earth.

The film is produced by Bill Mechanic, Hong Pang, Wei Han, Paul Currie, McNamara and David Brookwell.

International sales are being handled by Good Universe.

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Paramount Sets Release for Pierce Brosnan's 'The Moon and the Sun'

15 August 2014 2:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paramount Pictures has picked up U.S. distribution rights to The Moon and The Sun, starring Pierce Brosnan as King Louis Xiv in a tale of how the French monarch tries to achieve immortality by stealing the life force from a mermaid. The studio is slating the historical fantasy for a wide release on April 10, 2015. The cast also includes William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber and Bingbing Fan. Sean McNamara has directed the film from the novel same name by Vonda N. McIntyre, with a script by Laura Harrington, with revisions by Bill Mechanic and Barry Berman, Harrington,

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Paramount Sets 2015 Date For ‘The Moon And The Sun’

15 August 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Paramount has locked U.S. distribution on period fantasy adventure The Moon And The Sun, starring Pierce Brosnan and Kaya Scodelario. The adaptation of Vonda N. McIntyre’s 1997 Nebula Award-winning novel follows King Louis Xiv’s quest for immortality as he captures and tries to steal the lifeforce of a mermaid, a quest complicated when his daughter befriends the creature. William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Pablo Schreiber and Bingbing Fan also star in the film helmed by Soul Surfer‘s Sean McNamara, which Paramount has slotted for April 10 against Fox’s Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Longest Ride. Pandemonium Films’ Bill Mechanic (Coraline) brought the pic to Paramount and produced alongside Hong Pang, Wei Han, Paul Currie, McNamara, and David Brookwell. Script is by Laura Harrington, with revisions by Mechanic, and Barry Berman, Laura Harrington, James Schamus and Ron Bass. Good Universe is handling international sales.

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China's Kylin ploughs $20.5m into Brosnan film

29 May 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Investors say their contribution to period drama The Moon And The Sun is China’s biggest financial contribution to a non-studio movie produced outside mainland China. [Exclusive first image]

Kylin Films’ investment in The Moon And The Sun, currently being filmed in Melbourne with Pierce Brosnan, is China’s biggest financial contribution to a non-studio movie produced outside Mainland China.

Speaking on behalf of James Pang, who owns 75% of the private film production and finance company, Leo Shi Young said: “The total investment (budget) is Us$40.5m and we, Kylin Films, put in $20.5m.”

He said an additional $3m has come from Evergrande Pictures, an unrelated Chinese player.

Director Sean McNamara’s The Moon And The Sun is based on Vanda McIntrye’s novel of the same name and is set in the court of Louis Xiv of France in 1682.

It is about a king (Pierce Brosnan), whose quest for immortality leads him to try and capture the life »

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Aacta hikes membership fees with expanded events

27 May 2014 10:59 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts is raising full membership fees by 18%--- but people can beat the price rise by joining or renewing their membership before July 1.

AFI|Aacta CEO Damian Trewhella justifies the increase by pointing to the added benefits of year-round events for members in Sydney and Melbourne as well as access to the Aacta Awards screenings and films streamed online on Aacta TV, and discounted cinema tickets.

Also, the organisation has just stipulated that only Aacta members can apply to sit on the juries. There was no fee increase last year.

.The value equation has increased enormously,. he tells If, citing the 8 or 9 events that have been staged in Sydney this year at the AFI.s base at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction, with 15-20 planned for the full year.

The annual fee for members from July 1 goes up from $110 to $130 and for guild members »

- Don Groves

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Aacta hikes membership fees

27 May 2014 10:59 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts is raising full membership fees by 18%--- but people can beat the price rise by joining or renewing their membership before July 1.

AFI|Aacta CEO Damian Trewhella justifies the increase by pointing to the added benefits of year-round events for members in Sydney and Melbourne as well as access to the Aacta Awards screenings and films streamed online on Aacta TV, and discounted cinema tickets.

Also, the organisation has just stipulated that only Aacta members can apply to sit on the juries. There was no fee increase last year.

.The value equation has increased enormously,. he tells If, citing the 8 or 9 events that have been staged in Sydney this year at the AFI.s base at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction, with 15-20 planned for the full year.

The annual fee for members from July 1 goes up from $110 to $130 and for guild members »

- Don Groves

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Walker, Palmer cast in Oz thriller

13 May 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.s Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer will play the leads in 2:22, a psychological thriller from Australian director Paul Currie.

Walker will play an air traffic controller who is spooked by an ominous pattern of events that repeats itself every day, ending at 2:22 pm.

Palmer is cast as the director of an art gallery who meets Walker's character after being a passenger in a plane which was involved in a near miss with another aircraft. Her life is threatened by these strange events and he must solve the mystery to save her. It's set in an unnamed Us city.

Shooting is due to start in either Melbourne or Sydney in October/November. International sales agent Good Universe is pitching the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Market.

It will be the La-based Currie.s second film as director; his first was One Perfect Day »

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Good Universe boards 2:22

13 May 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer will star in the psychological thriller 2:22 that Good Universe is introducing to buyers on the Croisette.

Lightstream Picture’s Paul Currie will direct from an original screenplay he co-wrote with Todd Stein and Nathan Parker and Currie.  

Walker plays a man whose life is permanently derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself every day, ending at precisely 2:22 pm. He must solve the mystery to protect the woman he loves.

Filming will begin in October on location in Australia.

Pandemonium’s Bill Mechanic produces alongside Walk The Walk Entertainment’s Steve Hutensky and Currie.

The trio recently teamed up on The Moon And The Sun starring Pierce Brosnan, which is currently shooting in Melbourne. Good Universe represents international rights on that title too.

Garrett Kelleher of Lightstream and Jackie O’Sullivan are executive producing.   

“Working with Bill, Steve and Paul On The Moon And The Sun has been such »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Benjamin Walker And Teresa Palmer Will Topline 2:22

13 May 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Cannes Film Festival is always chock full of deal reports, and today we’re hearing news about a psychological thriller titled 2:22, being shopped around at the festival by Good Universe. According to Variety, the film has just gained Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker and Warm Bodies actress Teresa Palmer in the leading roles.

Paul Currie (TV’s Twentysomething) is set to direct for his Lightstream Pictures. The script is written by Currie, Nathan Parker (Moon) and newcomer Todd Stein. We don’t know all that much about the story yet, but it sounds like a mix of sci-fi and action in the spirit of films like Source Code and, to a lesser degree, the upcoming Tom Cruise vehicle Edge of Tomorrow. According to Variety:

Walker will portray a man whose life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, »

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Cannes: Benjamin Walker & Teresa Palmer In Good Universe’s ’2:22′

13 May 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer star in 2:22, a psychological thriller 2:22 that Lightstream PicturesPaul Currie directs from a script by Todd Stein with Nathan Parker and Currie. Good Universe will sell at Cannes. Walker plays a man whose life is permanently derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 Pm. He falls for a woman (Palmer) whose life is threatened by these strange events, and he must solve the mystery to save her. Shooting begins in October in Australia. Producers are Pandemonium’s Bill Mechanic, Walk The Walk Entertainment’s Steve Hutensky and Lightstream Pictures’ Currie. They did The Moon And The Sun, in production with Pierce Brosnan. Walker is repped by Inspire Entertainment and Wme. Palmer is repped by Wme, Management 360 and Shanahan Management. »

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Cannes: Benjamin Walker, Theresa Palmer Starring in Thriller ’2:22′

13 May 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer will star in the psychological thriller “2:22″ with production set to start in Australia in October.

Good Universe is launching international sales in Cannes.

Producers are Pandemonium’s Bill Mechanic, Walk The Walk Entertainment’s Steve Hutensky and Lightstream PicturesPaul Currie, who is also directing from a script written by Todd Stein with Nathan Parker and Currie.

Walker will portray a man whose life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m. He  falls for a beautiful woman whose life is threatened by these strange events, forcing him to solve the mystery of 2:22.

The three producers recently teamed up on “The Moon and the Sun,” starring Pierce Brosnan and Walker. That project is currently filming in Melbourne.

Walker starred in “Abrham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and the upcoming “Heart of the Sea. »

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Pandemonium’s mermaid shoot moves to Australia

9 May 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Production on Pandemonium Films and Cosmos Filmed Entertainment’s The Moon And The Sun has moved from Versailles in France to Melbourne, Australia.

Good Universe handles international sales and Focus Features will release in the Us the story of Louis Xiv’s capture of a mermaid in a bid for immortality. The film is scheduled for release in 2015.

Pierce Brosnan stars as The Sun King alongside William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Pablo Schreiber. China’s Fan Bingbing plays the mermaid.

Sean McNamara directs the adaptation of Vonda McIntyre’s Nebula Award-winning novel.

Pandemonium’s Bill Mechanic produces with James Pang, Wei Han and Paul Currie.

“We have assembled a stellar cast and some of the best artistic and technical talent in the world to bring this book to life,” said Mechanic. “ The Moon And The Sun will hopefully create a lasting, iconic image of mermaids, now and forever.”

The Moon And The Sun is a Pandemonium »

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Us producer plans two more films in Oz

8 May 2014 7:56 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Shooting his first film in Australia, fantasy/adventure The Moon and the Sun, Us producer Bill Mechanic is so rapt with the Australian crew he.s keen to work with them again.

That may happen later this year as Mechanic plans to team again with La-based Australian producer Paul Currie on 2:22, a thriller about an air traffic controller who investigates a mysterious flash of light. Currie will direct from a screenplay based on an original concept by Todd Stein and Nathan Parker.

And Mechanic hopes to shoot another film, WW2 drama Hacksaw Ridge, in Australia next year.

The Moon and the Sun stars Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Fan Bing Bing, Kaya Scodelario, Benjamin Walker, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Pablo Schreiber, directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer, Bratz, Raise Your Voice).

The $40 million film is shooting at the Docklands after two weeks at the Palace of Versailles in France, where the »

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How Avi Arad Got 'Iron Man' Back From New Line

5 May 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Last night we posted the email that Avi Arad sent BusinessWeek in response to their profile about Kevin Feige which you can read here.

Arad had more to say today and gave Deadline the following update:

“We had a list of titles, but the slate didn’t have Iron Man or Hulk, and I had a very tough time getting Iron Man back from New Line, but we got it back. I always loved Iron Man. I left because I wanted to leave. It was nothing other than it was time to go. The company was growing and I didn’t like committees and I was 60 and was doing well as it was. I took a walk and thought, ‘I’m too old for this.’ And I thought if I keep nothing but Spider-Man, I will continue with Marvel, but I can do other things. I wanted to do other things … and I am now. »

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Casting change for fantasy/adventure

23 March 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

William Hurt has replaced Bill Nighy in one of the key supporting roles in The Moon and the Sun, a fantasy/adventure which starts shooting in Paris next week and moves to Melbourne in mid-April.

Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer, Bratz, Raise Your Voice) is directing the film based on a novel by Vonda McIntyre.

Pierce Brosnan heads the cast as King Louis Xiv, who is determined to protect the future of France by reigning for all eternity. His search for immortality leads him to capture and steal the life force from a mermaid, but soon his 18-year-old illegitimate daughter discovers the mystical creature and strikes up a friendship with her.

Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing portrays the mermaid, a Gollum-type digital creation. Kaya Scodelario (TV.s Skins) plays the daughter, Marie-Josephe. Hurt is Pere La Chaise, spiritual adviser to the king. The producers said Nighy dropped out due to a scheduling conflict. »

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French location business remains upbeat

17 February 2014 5:02 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Some 100 locations agencies attended the Ile de France Film Commission’s location expo in Paris last week.

 In spite of the recent alarm bells over French film production levels for the coming year, the mood at the Ile de France Film Commission’s annual location salon last week was quietly optimistic.

Some one hundred exhibitors attended the event unfolding over two days (Feb 13-14) at the City of Fashion and Design on the banks of the River Seine in Eastern Paris.

They ranged from historic sites such as the Chateau de Neuville, backdrop to classics such as Cyrano de Bergerac and Dangerous Liaisons, to the region of the Nord Pas de Calais, which hosted the shoots of Adele; Chapters 1 & 2 (aka Blue is the Warmest Colour) and the TV series The Tunnel.

Although French productions levels are expected to fall in 2014, the impact of changes to tax incentives for local productions and improvements to the Tax Rebate for International »

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