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As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
2013 wasn’t the best of years for Keanu Reeves, so he’ll no doubt be hoping that the upcoming action thriller John Wick helps to get his career back on track. Ahead of its October release, we now have our first look at The Matrix star in the title role of a former hitman who finds himself back in action and out for vengeance after an old friend takes on a contract to kill him…
John Wick is set for release in the States on October 24th, with David Leitch and Chad Stahelski directing a cast that also includes Bridget Moynahan (Blue Bloods), Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Bridget Regan (Legend of the Seeker), Willem Dafoe (The Fault in Our Stars), Lance Reddick (The Wire), Daniel Bernhardt (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Dean Winters. »
- Gary Collinson
Lionsgate had The Expendables 3 and Step Up All In in August, but the studio is actually only scheduled to release one more film prior to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 on November 21st, Addicted with Sharon Leal and Boris Kodjoe on October 10th. However, word recently got out that they’re going to slip one more in there, and it’s one that you might not even be aware of – the Keanu Reeves action thriller, John Wick. Reeves leads the film as a former hitman who goes back to work in order to track down the New York City gangsters that took everything from him. Minus a little casting news in October 2013, there’s been little to no talk about David Leitch and Chad Stahelski’s first feature, however, now that Lionsgate just set it for an October 24, 2014 debut, that’s about to change big time, starting with the »
- Perri Nemiroff
It was previously announced the upcoming action thriller John Wick starring Keanu Reeves was going to hit theaters on October 24 and now Lionsgate has released a new official image from the movie. Here, Reeves stars as the title character, a retired hitman whose murderous instincts are reawakened when a thug steals his 1969 Ford Mustang and in the process kills the dog given to him by his late wife. John Wick is described by the studio as a fresh and stylized take on the "assassin genre". Along with Reeves, the film stars Adrianne Palicki, Willem Dafoe, Michael Nyqvist and Bridget Moynahan and is directed by stuntmen turned directors, David Leitch (Jupiter Ascending) and Chad Stahelski (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire). Here's one more pic if you're interested. »
- Brad Brevet
Well this movie sort of came out of nowhere. I didn’t even know Keanu Reeves was starring in a new movie called “John Wick” until this official promo image for the flick landed in my in-box. Go figure. Reeves will play “an ex-hitman [who] comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.” The filmmakers promise “a fresh and stylized take on the assassin genre.” Really? Cause that premise sounds pretty generic to me. Anyways, the movie is directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, and written by Leitch. Besides Reeves, the film also stars Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Dean Winters, Bridget Moynahan, with Ian McShane, John Leguizmo, and Willem Dafoe. The film is scheduled for October 24, 2014. I have no idea if you’ll be able to check it out at your local theater, so like the old saying goes, check your local listings. »
Today we have the first official photo of Keanu Reeves from his upcoming "John Wick" action thriller, which co-stars Bridget Moynahan, Michael Nyqvist, Willem Dafoe, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki and Dean Winters. Check out the photo below. Plot: When a retired hit man (Reeves) is forced back into action by a sadistic young thug, he hunts down his adversaries with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend. The new movie is directed by stunt coordinators David Leitch and Chad Stahelski and is set to hit theaters on October 24th. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
Factory 25 has acquired North American rights to the comedy Hellaware, Michael M Bilandic’s comedy inspired by the New York art scene and the band Insane Clown Posse. The story of a photographer who becomes seduced by success stars Keith Poulson and Sophia Takal and will open theatrically on September 26, three days after digital launch. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Lionsgate has announced they'll be releasing John Wick starring Keanu Reeves on October 24, putting it up against Universal's board game adaptation Ouija and the Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy starrer St. Vincent. The film, directed by stuntmen turned directors, David Leitch (Jupiter Ascending) and Chad Stahelski (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), centers on a retired hitman (Reeves) whose murderous instincts are reawakened when a thug steals his 1969 Ford Mustang and in the process kills the dog given to him by his late wife. The film co-stars Adrianne Palicki, Willem Dafoe, Michael Nyqvist and Bridget Moynahan. I don't think the studio is thinking this is some sort of awards move, instead it appears to be a counter-programming decision and if the synopsis suggests anything, perhaps it will be a good dose of R-rated, tough guy entertainment. Just below is a video shot from the set and you can see some pictures right here. »
- Brad Brevet
Lionsgate brokered the deal with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers and will open John Wick on October 24 in wide release through its Summit label.
David Leitch and Chad Stahelski directed John Wick from a screenplay by Derek Kolstad about a retired hitman whose murderous instincts are reawakened when a thug steals his 1969 Ford Mustang and in the process kills the dog given to him by his late wife.
Wick tracks the man to New York, where the thug’s father, a crime boss, puts a bounty on his head.
Lionsgate International handled sales outside the Us and launched the project in Cannes 2013. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
If Alexander Payne had been born in Normandy rather than Nebraska, he might have made a film like “Paris Follies,” a gently comedic portrait of a rural cow farmer trying to cope when his restless wife, Brigitte, leaves him for a big-city fling. Though a bit too provincial to be much of a draw even in its native France, Marc Fitoussi’s slyly observant romance offers a welcome opportunity to re-enlist actress Isabelle Huppert after their keen collaboration on “Copacabana,” a superior film that remains undistributed in the U.S. — no doubt a discouraging sign for this relatively banal reunion.
Claudia Llosa’s recent Berlinale entry “Aloft” opened with a gritty scene of Jennifer Connelly plunging her arm deep into a cow’s insides to help pry forth a calf. As fearless an actress as they come, Huppert would no doubt welcome such a challenge, and though “Paris Follies” takes »
- Peter Debruge
Moresco, who won an Oscar with Paul Haggis for penning “Crash,” will direct several episodes.
The series toplines Dominic Monaghan (“Lost”) as NYPD detective Conley, who travels to Sweden to investigate a string of shocking murders. He is paired with Swedish cop Eklund, played by Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original Swedish-language “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” franchise.
“I am very excited about filming in Stockholm: the architecture, the light, the people and the atmosphere. Then, of course, the idea of a magnificently beautiful and safe city like Stockholm harboring evil just below the surface, an evil that is all encompassing just seemed like it would work,” Moresco said.
“For me it all begins with the script, which is fantastic and comes via a »
- Leo Barraclough
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:
- IONCINEMA.com Contributing Writers
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
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.
Set between Stockholm and New York, “100 Code” follows New York detective Conley and Swedish »
- Leo Barraclough
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
- Scott Roxborough
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
Director: Sebastian Cordero
Running Time: 87 Minutes
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
Director: Marc Fitoussi
Writer: Marc Fitoussi
Producer: Avenue B Productions
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
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
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. »
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.
“ ‘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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