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We've already gotten one look at Simon Pegg as an assassin in the forthcoming comedic thriller Kill Me Three Times, and now the film is poised to premiere at Tiff 2014. And to hype up the unveiling of the film at the festival, a special animated poster has been released for the film that also stars Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Bryan Brown, Callan Mulvey and Luke Hemsworth. This is one is just for Tiff because you'll notice that the smoking matchbook (the only animated part of the poster) says Tiff on it, which is pretty cool. Apparently the film is a "must-see" according to Tiff programmer Jane Schoettle. We'll see if that's true soon enough when we hit the Canadian festival. Look! Here's the animated poster for Kriv Stenders' Kill Me Three Times: Kill Me Three Times is directed by Kriv Stenders (Australia's hit Red Dog) and written by newcomer James McFarlan. »
- Ethan Anderton
Empire's winter preview issue showcases some new photos from David Fincher's thriller adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel "Gone Girl" starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Fincher calls it a date movie that will "end 15 million marriages," and we'll see for ourselves in early October. [Source: Empire]
Release Date Changes
Warner Bros. Pictures have moved up the release of the "Magic Mike" sequel by two days. The film is now slated for release on July 1st 2015.
The Jason Bateman-narrated "Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary" has been slated for an April 24th 2015 release.
The Grey Ghost
One iconic element of "Batman: The Animated Series" was The Gray Ghost, a TV superhero character played by an actor named Simon »
- Garth Franklin
Premiering next month at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Simon Pegg starring comic thriller Kill Me Three Times has debuted a pretty sweet looking animated poster. Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, an assassin who comes to a sun baled surfing town for a job, only to find his target has more than himself after her. From that, he thrust into three tales of murder, blackmail, and revenge. Also starring Sullivan Stapleton, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Bryan Brown, and Luke Hemsworth (yes, a third Hemsworth brother), the movie has no distribution at the moment, and is hoping to find support after it's premiere. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Ahead of its September 6 world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Simon Pegg released a unique motion poster for the thriller Kill Me Three Times on his Twitter page earlier this week. Take a look at the animated action, which features co-stars Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Callan Mulvey and Luke Hemsworth, then read on for more details...
Ooh ooh check it out! Coming to a Toronto Film Festival near you. http://t.co/bjTDaLNhYa
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 24, 2014
Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge.
Please to take a look at the new animated poster (well, a small part of it is animated, anyway) for Kris Stenders’ hitman black comedy “Kill Me Three Times,” making its premiere at Toronto International Film Festival later this year. Also, check out a pic of Pegg from the movie. Nice porn ‘stache, brah. Kill Me Three Times is a darkly comedic thriller from rising star director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog). Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge. With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film also stars Sullivan Stapleton (as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam), Teresa Palmer (as a »
Kriv Stenders' thriller Kill Me Three Times, starring funny man Simon Pegg, is all set to have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 6, 2014. We have a new animated poster to share with you. Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge. With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film also stars Sullivan Stapleton (as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam), Teresa Palmer (as a small town Lady Macbeth), Callan Mulvey (as a wealthy beach...
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While the bulk of modern cinematic animation lives inside computers, with Pixar-style CG characters dominating the box-office, Laika has carved out its own creative space, with advanced stop-motion animated films like Coraline and ParaNorman that are breathtaking to behold. With The Boxtrolls, the old-school technology is as pristine and delightful as ever, and author Alan Snow’s literary characters spring to vivid life. Game of Thrones’ Isaac Hempstead Wright voices Eggs, an orphan human child who is raised by a band of trash-collecting underground creatures, and Ben Kingsley gives the proper snarl to Archibald Snatcher, who wants to exterminate the »
- Jeff Labrecque
We’ve seen Simon Pegg kill a lot of people on screen – but those were largely zombies or villains. For comic thriller Kill Me Three Times, he’ll play a more morally dubious type. The first poster for the film has arrived, complete with a smoking gun. Sorry, smoking matchbook. Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, a mercurial assassin hired to take out a beautiful woman (Alice Braga) in a sun-baked surfing town. But he soon discovers that he’s not the only person trying to kill her and he’s quickly entangled in three strange tales of murder, blackmail and revenge. There’s Sullivan Stapleton as a gambling addict who is looking to score a hefty pay-out to settle his debts through a risky life insurance scam, Teresa Palmer as a Lady Macbeth type scheming her way through a small town, Callan Mulvey as a jealous beach club owner, Luke Hemsworth »
Writer-actress-helmer Lake Bell is getting back into the director's chair. We need as many talented women directors as possible. So this is welcome news. Her follow-up to her debut "In a World" is "The "Emperor's Children," adapted by Noah Baumbach from Claire Messud's novel set around 9/11 among New York's young Liberal intelligentsia. Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing; Baumbach was at one point going to direct. "In a World" won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Bell also earned a nomination for best first screenplay at the Indie Spirit Awards. Next up: Bell stars with Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan in thriller "The Coup" for Weinstein Co., and co-stars with Simon Pegg in "Man Up." »
- Anne Thompson
After making her directing debut with In A World, Lake Bell will take her sophomore turn behind the camera with The Emperor’s Children for Imagine Entertainment. Noah Baumbach adapted the script from Claire Messud’s 2006 book about three friends in their early thirties living in NYC in the months leading up to September 11, 2001. Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing for Imagine. Bell wrote, directed, and starred in In A World, which nabbed her Sundance’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award along with an Indie Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay. She stars in the upcoming The Coup for TWC and in Man Up opposite Simon Pegg.
Neophyte thesp Jack Kilmer will play one of a handful of infamous college research subjects in The Stanford Prison Experiment, now filming in L.A. The film directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez from Tim Talbott’s script chronicles the notorious 1971 experiment conducted at Stanford University, »
- Jen Yamato
Lake Bell has scored her second directing gig following “In a World,” signing on for New York City story “The Emperor’s Children.”
The novel, published in 2006, centers on a trio of entitled but unsuccessful NYC residents in their late 20s who orbit the life of a famous journalist in the months before and after the events of 9/11.
“In A World,” which Bell wrote and starred in along with directing, premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. She was also nominated for an Indie Spirit Award for best first screenplay.
- Dave McNary
September 5, 2014
Director: Jake Kasdan
Running time: 94 mins
Director: Rowan Joffe
Running time: 92 mins
Director: Adam Wingard
Running time: 100 mins
Director: David Wain
Running time: 81 mins
September 12, 2014
Running time: 97 mins
Director: Anton Corbijn
Running time: 122 mins
Director: Matthew Warchus
Running time: 120 mins
September 19, 2014
20,000 Days on Earth
Running time: 97 mins
Director: Phillip Noyce
Running time: Tbc mins
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Colin Firth, »
After making a successful move into directing with voice-over comedy In A World… Lake Bell has tracked down a follow-up. She’s now on board to make the adaptation of Claire Messud’s novel The Emperor’s Children for Imagine.Messud’s book, unusually for a title in development, hit shelves way back in 2007. The story follows three Brown College graduates in their late 20s looking ahead to their lives with no little trepidation. The story takes place a few months before and then a few months after 9/11 in New York.Noah Baumbach was attached back in 2010, wrote a script and was in the process of looking for a cast, with Keira Knightley, Richard Gere and Eric Bana all mooted. Bell may give the screenplay her own spin, or she may decide to direct it as is, but it remains to be seen if she’ll push it closer to the screen than Baumbach managed. »
Production for Christopher McQuarrie's highly-anticipated action sequel Mission: Impossible 5 is in full swing, and now the behind-the-scenes footage is starting to pour in. This latest set of videos feature Tom Cruise and actress Rebecca Ferguson performing some rooftop stunts as they jump off the Vienna Opera house. They were reportedly shooting on set until 4 am Sunday night. Watch as they both jump off this roof in their full harnesses.
Mission: Impossible 5 is not only taking advantage of shooting on top of the Vienna Opera house, it will also be the first movie to ever shoot inside of Great Britain's Houses of Parliament. The franchise has become well known for shooting in unique locations, such as Vatican City in Mission: Impossible III and the Burj Khalifa tower in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.
Mission Impossible 5 - Picture From Set http://t.co/SIz7T7qaj1pic.twitter.com/YBmewLxKgY »
Only ten years have passed since Canadian comedy Seducing Doctor Lewis was released, and yet now comes a remake in the form of Don McKellar’s The Grand Seduction. It’s not the first time that a screenplay by Ken Scott has been recomposed for a more luminous cast, having been the man behind Starbuck – and then its Vince Vaughn reimagining, Delivery Man. Sadly, this is also not the first time that such an endeavour has seemed somewhat superfluous.
Set in the intimate harbour of Tickle cove, we shine a light over a washed up society, struggling to make ends meet as the residents all collect their welfare cheques, with so few job opportunities available to them. However when a new factory is proposed to the locals, they realise that for it to become a reality, they need to have a doctor – and so when Dr. Lewis (Taylor Kitsch) arrives for a month, »
- Stefan Pape
Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie took a break from their schedule to record an ice bucket challenge in support of Als.
Cruise produces through Tom Cruise Productions alongside Jj Abrams and Bryan Burk through Bad Robot. Skydance Productions’ David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger will serve as executive producers.
The fourth installment in the franchise scored the biggest hit so far after it opened in December 2011, grossing more than $694m worldwide.
The franchise kicked off in 1996 and to date has amassed approximately $2bn worldwide.
The film is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Ving Rhames will return with Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner in "Mission: Impossible 5," as announced by director Christopher McQuarrie last week. Rhames, who has appeared in the 4 previous M:i films (the only cast member other than Tom Cruise to do so), will be back to reprise his role as former Imf computer hacker Luther Stickell, Newcomer Rebecca Ferguson ("Hercules") has joined the 5th installment cast as well. McQuarrie will direct from a script penned by Drew Pearce ("Iron Man 3"). "Mission: Impossible 5" is set to open on Christmas Day, 2015, with shooting set for London and Vienna. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Doc of the Dead, 2014
Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe
The definitive zombie culture documentary, brought to the screen by the makers of The People vs. George Lucas.
Walk into your local HMV on new releases day and what do you see? A new batch of zombie movies with a variety of different titles, scenarios and takes on the genre. Like the movies themselves, zombie films have become a pandemic and there seems to be no slowing down (no pun intended) on this dead rising from the graves and taking over horror filmmaking. Doc of the Dead takes a look into the genre’s humble beginnings and how it has become a beloved part of the horror community and at times it’s an interesting look at the history, but it also a touch tedious.
Doc of the Dead features some great interviews from those who really know the zombie »
- Luke Owen
Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) confirmed earlier this week that production had kicked off on Mission: Impossible 5, and more set photos from the movie have found their way online. The latest once again feature leading man Tom Cruise, but this time in costume as actual shooting takes place. They also feature relative unknown Rebecca Ferguson playing what has been described as an assassin and femme fatale. Both will be joined by a cast which includes Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin and Ving Rhames. Mission: Impossible 5 is set to be released on December 25th, 2015, just one week after Star Wars Episode VII (it's going to be interesting to see how that plays out at the box office). To see the full gallery of images, head on over to ComingSoon.net. »
Directed by Red Dog’s Kriv Stenders along with a debut original screenplay by James McFarland, the film will see Simon Pegg play a methodical assassin hired by a wealthy husband (Callan Mulvey) to end the life of his wife. It’s all set in the Australian surfing town of Eagle’s Nest, where that young woman is the thread that binds three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge.
Check out the first shot of Pegg looking hardcore as the killer and here’s your poster – click play in the middle of the image…
Icymi -Ooh ooh check it out! Coming to a Toronto Film Festival near you. http://t.co/bjTDaLNhYa
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August »
- Dan Bullock
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