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14 items from 2014

2014 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: 46th Directors’ Fortnight

16 April 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Hovering around the twenty-one to twenty-four feature film mark with at least a quarter of those films belonging to first time filmmakers, the Quinzaine des Realisateurs (a.k.a Directors’ Fortnight) has in the past couple of years, counted on a healthy supply of French, Spanish and Belgium produced film items, and has been geared towards the offbeat genre items as with last year’s edition curated by Edouard Waintrop and co. To be unveiled on the 22nd, as we attempted with our Critics’ Week predix, Blake Williams, Nicholas Bell and I (Eric Lavallee) are thinking out loud and hedging our bets on what the section might look like or what the programmers might be looking at for 2014. Here is our predictions overview:


Six years after presenting Vinyan at the Venice Film Festival, Fabrice Du Welz finally returns with potentially not one, but a pair of works for the ’14 campaign. »

- IONCINEMA.com Contributing Writers

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Klaus Zimmermann Joins L.A.-Based Dynamic Television

17 March 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Well-seasoned German exec Klaus Zimmermann, whose credits include Tom Fontana’s “Borgia,” has joined Daniel March’s L.A.-based Dynamic Television as managing partner.

Zimmermann will spearhead the launch of two European offices, in Berlin and Paris. Dynamic Television bowed last October at Mipcom.

Zimmermann parted ways with Atlantique Prods., the drama production arm of Lagardere Entertainment, in September.

While at Atlantique, Zimmerman developed and produced higher bracket, ambitious English language shows, such as “Borgia” for Canal Plus, as well as “Transporter,” based on Luc Besson’s action franchise, for M6; and Rene Balcer’s Paris based crime series “Jo,” toplining Jean Reno, for TF1.

Prior to Atlantique, Zimmermann co-founded Zen Prods., where he produced a flurry of international miniseries including the BAFTA TV-nommed “The Sinking of the Laconia” with German pubcaster Ard, U.K. pubcaster the BBC and Canal Plus. The exec was previously in charge of international »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Sky Deutschland to Co-produce Bobby Moresco’s ’100 Code’ with Red Arrow

10 March 2014 4:25 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — German satcaster Sky Deutschland has inked a deal with Red Arrow Intl. to board Bobby Moresco’s crime series “100 Code” as a co-producer, marking Sky Deutschland’s first co-production.

The pact will provide Sky Deutschland with exclusive pay and free TV rights in German-speaking countries via all platforms, including distribution via mobile and on-demand services.

“100 Code” stars Dominic Monaghan (“Lord of the Rings”) and Michael Nyqvist (the Swedish version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), and was created and is directed by Moresco, who shared an Oscar with Paul Haggis for “Crash,” and created “The Black Donnelly’s.” “100 Code” starts filming in May.

The series has been developed by Red Arrow Entertainment’s L.A.-based scripted arm Fabrik Entertainment (“The Killing”), and is produced by 100 Code Ab and Zen Productions (“The Bible Code”).

Set between Stockholm and New York, “100 Code” follows New York detective Conley and Swedish »

- Leo Barraclough

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Miptv: Sky Deutschland Boards '100 Code' With Red Arrow

10 March 2014 3:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sky Deutschland, the German pay-tv channel controlled by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, has come on board the new crime drama 100 Code, joining the project as a co-producer together with Red Arrow International. Sky will take all free and pay-tv rights in German-speaking Europe to the project, which stars Dominic Monaghan (Lost) as a New York detective sent to Sweden to advise the local police on a series of brutal murders. He is pared with a by-the-book Swedish cop - played by Michael Nyqvist (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.) The 12-episode series was

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- Scott Roxborough

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Sky Deutschland To Co-Produce Bobby Moresco Serial Killer Series ’100 Code’

10 March 2014 2:49 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In its first such ageement, Sky Deutschland has pacted with Red Arrow International to join 100 Code as co-producer. The 21st Century Fox-owned outfit will take all exclusive pay and free TV rights in German-speaking territories fo all platforms. Lost alum Dominic Monaghan and Swedish-born Michael Nyqvist (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) star in the 12-episode drama created by Bobby Moresco (Crash). Shooting starts in May on the series that’s based on Irish author Ken Bruens’ novel Merrick. Set between Stockholm and New York, 100 Code sees New York detective Tommy Conley (Monaghan) sent to Sweden to advise the local police amid a rash of ruthless muders. He’s paired with veteran homicide detective Mikael Eklund (Nyqvist), a by-the-book Swedish nationalist with an aversion to America’s grab-and-go culture. The duo can’t stand each other but must learn to work together to stop the killings. The drama was developed by Red Arrow’s La-based scripted arm, »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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Europa Report VOD Review

1 March 2014 3:48 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Sebastian Cordero

Starring: Daniel Wu, Sharlto Copley, Christian Camargo, Karolina Wydra, Michael Nyqvist, Anamaria Marinca, Embeth Davidtz, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Dan Fogler

 Running Time: 87 Minutes

Certificate: 15

Journey with us to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter where there may be clues hinting towards our beginning and the beginning of life itself. Europa Report is a low-key take on a theme also covered in Ridley Scott’s overblown Prometheus. Although the more subtle approach will certainly appeal to the more scientifically minded, the fact that nothing of note happens throughout the laborious running time, added to the messy use of the found-footage genre, means that Europa Report makes itself very hard to connect with..

Once again the idea of los footage, now found, is used in a way that suggests the filmmakers have no idea why they are using it. Yes, it does add a sense of realism to »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #82. Marc Fitoussi’s Paris Follies

21 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Paris Follies

Director: Marc Fitoussi

Writer: Marc Fitoussi

Producer: Avenue B Productions

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Anais Demoustier, Michael Nyqvist, Marina Fois

Well, you can hardly have a proper list without an Isabelle Huppert vehicle, and her re-teaming with Marc Fitoussi (who directed her and daughter Lolita Chammah in 2010′s Copacabana, which premiered in Critics’ Week at Cannes) lands a spot on our list, though this sounds like the type of light-hearted melodrama that Huppert tends to avoid (though their previous work gave her a rare opportunity to be an effervescent air head). 2014 will be a light year for Huppert, as two delayed projects (Body Art with Luca Guadagnino apparently has been temporarily delayed while Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs just got back on tracks) means we will have to wait till 2015 to see her in multiple titles. But we’re more than »

- Nicholas Bell

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Europa Report Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

18 February 2014 5:03 AM, PST | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

In this suspenseful sci-fi thriller, a team of scientists - including District 9's Sharlto Copley and Michael Nyqvist of the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - are sent into space to explore Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter. Unfortunately, they realise too late that they are not alone. This refreshing spin on the found-footage genre sees video film shot by the crew 19 months earlier pieced together to provide a chilling lurch in the stomach. »

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Buska to Star in Queen Kristina Biopic (Exclusive)

7 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Finnish auteur Mika Kaurismaki will helm “The Girl King,” a biopic of 17th century Swedish Queen Kristina. Malin Buska (pictured) will topline opposite Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Hippolyte Girardot and Martina Gedeck.

Sold by the Yellow Affair, the film will start shooting on location in Turku, Finland, on Tuesday and will also lense in Sweden and Germany.

Michel Marc Bouchard (“Tom at the Farm”) penned the original screenplay while Linda Gaboriau adapted the English-language version.

“ ‘The Girl King’ is not intended as a traditional epic costume film but as an intense, actor-centered, psychological drama about one of the most interesting and mysterious personalities of all time,” Kaurismaki said.

Pic is produced by Marianna Films and Triptych Media among others.


- Elsa Keslassy

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TV News: 24, Dome, 100, Messengers

4 February 2014 11:31 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

24: Live Another Day

Citing personal reasons, Judy Davis has dropped out of a key role in multiple episodes of Fox's event series "24: Live Another Day".

Davis would've played Margot, a British national and the widow of a notorious terrorist. Casting has immediately begun to find a replacement as filming not he series is already underway. [Source: The Live Feed]

Under the Dome

Eddie Cahill ("CSI: NY") and Karla Crome ("Misfits") are set to serve as series regulars on the upcoming second season of CBS' summer hit "Under the Dome".

Cahill plays Sam, a reclusive former Emt and brother-in-law to Big Jim (Dean Norris) who forms a deep connection with Julia (Rachelle Lefevre). Crome plays a Rebecca, a beautiful teacher and Army brat who has lived around the world. [Source: The Live Feed]

100 Code

Dominic Monaghan ("Lost") and Michael Nyqvist ("Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol") are set to co-star in the 12-episode drama series "100 Code". Filming begins in Sweden in May. »

- Garth Franklin

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Dominic Monaghan & Michael Nyqvist Topline Red Arrow Series ‘100 Code’

4 February 2014 2:57 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Lost alum Dominic Monaghan is set to star and Swedish-born Michael Nyqvist (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) to co-star in 100 Code (aka The Hundred Code), a 12-episode drama series created by Bobby Moresco (Crash). The series, produced by Fabrik Entertainment and Red Arrow International, is based on Irish author Ken Bruens’ novel Merrick. Set in Sweden where young women have been turning up dead in a field of asphodel flowers over the course of 12 months, it centers on New York Detective Tommy Conley (Monaghan) who, through a special dispensation from the NYPD, is permitted to observe and advise the Stockholm Pd. There, he is paired with veteran homicide detective Mikael Eklund (Nyqvist), a by-the-book Swedish nationalist with an aversion to American’s grab-and-go culture. Both hate each other but have to learn to work together to stop the killings. Filming is slated to begin in Sweden in May. The series »


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2014 Guide to the Sundance Twitterverse

16 January 2014 3:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

It’s that time again. The biggest American film festival is upon us, and this year the Ioncinema crew will be descending on Park City with eight feet on the ground and eight eyes on Park City’s various and plentiful screens. Eric Lavallee, Nicholas Bell, Caitlin Coder and I will be covering just about every inch of this year’s festival here at Ioncinema.com, as well as on that ever increasingly vibrant instanews network – Twitter. Be sure to follow @ioncinema and, as stated above, my personal handle @Rectangular_Eye, as we’ll be tweeting throughout the festival with breaking news, reviews, and sightings, all the while trying to keep up with the massive amount of content sure to be coming from this year’s Sundance filmmakers themselves, most of which have their own Twitter accounts and are listed at length below (minus the world & short programs). Whether you »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Sundance Twitterverse 2014: Next & New Frontier

16 January 2014 8:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The last of our Twitterverse series, these are the films pushing the boundaries of independent cinema while keeping a pulse on cyber happenings. It seems most of Drunktown’s (@drunktown_movie) population is, if nothing else, keeping up with the times. Follow away! Full Twitterverse run-down to follow.


Appropriate Behavior – @AppropriateFilm

Writer/Director/Actress Desiree Akhavan – @DesiMakesMovies

Composer Josephine Wiggs – @josephinewiggs

Actress Halley Feiffer – @HalleyFeiffer

Drunktown’s Finest – @drunktown_movie

Writer/Director Sydney Freeland – @sydneyfreeland

Producer Mateo Frazier – @nuevosoul

Actress Carmen Moore – @Carmen_Moore

Actress Morningstar Wilson – @starshinegypsy

Actor Kiowa Gordon – @CircaKiGordon

Actress Shauna Baker – @ShaunaBaker

Actress Elizabeth Francis – @efrances03

The Foxy Merkins – @FoxyMerkins

Writer/Actress Jackie Monahan – @jackiemonahan

Writer/Actress Lisa Haas – @lisahaas

Actor Alex Karpovsky – @alexkarpovsky

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night – @AGirlWalksHome

Writer/Director Ana Lily Amirpour – @Lilyinapad

Producer Sina Sayyah – @sinasayyah

Co-producer Sheri Davani – @Sheri_The_AD

Cinematographer Lyle Vincent – @lylevincent

Actor Arash Marandi »

- Caitlin Coder

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3 Dragon Tattoo Girls: The Art of Adaptation

5 January 2014 6:41 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

How the hell do you make a book into a film? Over the years, we have seen a vast array of literary fiction transposed on to the big screen with results that vary both in creative success and sense of loyalty, some loving failures and others dismissive successes. Die Hard was based on a novel, not that you’d know it. Dune is considered a masterpiece of literature, but apparently cannot be accessed by the movies. So close and yet so far, books provide the license to visualized storytelling but cannot seem to transfer their secrets and feelings wholesale. Such different mediums and manners of expressions rarely come together in a manner that satisfies anyone. And you’ll never satisfy anyone. Usually to break even, you have to break the book or break your own film. There are only a handful of exceptions and one of them, done twice, presents »

- Scott Patterson

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