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AMC Renews Into The Badlands for a 16-Episode Third Season

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If you've been enjoying the martial arts mayhem of Into the Badlands, then you're in luck, because AMC has renewed the series for a 16-episode third season that is set to premiere in 2018.

Press Release (via TheFutonCritic.com): New York, NY - April 25, 2017 - AMC today announced that it has renewed the martial arts drama "Into the Badlands," one of the highest-rated dramas on cable, for an expanded third season of 16 episodes, returning to AMC in 2018.

Midway through its current second season, "Into the Badlands" is averaging 3.6 million viewers per episode, including 2.1 million adults 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings. In the current television season, the series ranks as the #4 scripted drama on cable and the #4 returning drama, behind "The Walking Dead," "American Horror Story" and "Fear the Walking Dead."

"'Into the Badlands' looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions,
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‘Into the Badlands’ Renewed for Season 3 by AMC

‘Into the Badlands’ Renewed for Season 3 by AMC
AMC has renewed “Into the Badlands” for a third season.

The expanded 16-episode season is set to premiere in 2018. The renewal comes in the middle of the martial-arts drama’s second season, which is set to end May 21.

“‘Into the Badlands’ looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Thanks to series creators and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, the terrific cast, led by Daniel Wu, the amazing martial arts team guided by the incomparable Master Dee Dee and fight directors Stephen Fung and Andy Cheng, and everyone else involved who brings this thrill ride to the fans.”

Into the Badlands” is averaging 2.1 million viewers ages 25-54, according to Nielsen live-plus-three ratings, making it the fourth most-watched returning drama on cable in the demo. Those numbers are thanks in part to the significant lead-in that the
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Liam Neeson, ‘Departed’ Scribe William Monahan Team Up for Philip Marlowe Movie (Exclusive)

Liam Neeson, ‘Departed’ Scribe William Monahan Team Up for Philip Marlowe Movie (Exclusive)
Liam Neeson has attached himself to the spec “Marlowe” to play the iconic Raymond Chandler character Philip Marlowe. “The Departed” scribe William Monahan penned the script with Nickel City Pictures and Gary Levinson producing.

Based on the book “The Black-Eyed Blonde” by Benjamin Black, the story follows the tough as nails private detective the early 1950s where Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. That is until a beautiful blonde client comes in and asks Marlowe to find her ex-lover. He soon comes to find out that the ex-lover’s disappearance is just a part of bigger mystery and soon has Marlowe wrapped up with one of the more powerful families in Bay Cities who are willing to go to any length’s to protect their fortune.

“The book by Benjamin Black was a pleasure to adapt, and with Marlowe there’s no
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John Doman Joins ‘Hard Powder’; Alessandra Ambrosio Returns For ‘Daddy’s Home’ Sequel

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John Doman Joins ‘Hard Powder’; Alessandra Ambrosio Returns For ‘Daddy’s Home’ Sequel
Gotham actor John Doman has come aboard Hans Petter Moland’s Hard Powder from Michael Shamberg and StudioCanal. It stars Liam Neeson as Nels who, seeking revenge for his murdered son, gets entangled in a turf war between a local gangster and a Native American mafia boss. Emmy Rossum and Laura Dern also co-star in the film, which was written by Frank Baldwin. In addition, Doman has landed a series regular role in Season 2 of the Epix series Berlin Station, produced by…
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Laura Dern Set To Co-Star In Hans Petter Moland’s Thriller ‘Hard Powder’

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Laura Dern Set To Co-Star In Hans Petter Moland’s Thriller ‘Hard Powder’
Exclusive: Laura Dern has been tapped to play Liam Neeson character’s wife in Michael Shamberg/StudioCanal’s revenge thriller Hard Powder with Hans Petter Moland at the helm. She joins Emmy Rossum, William Forsythe, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Domenick Lombardozzi and Tom Bateman in the English remake to Moland’s 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance. Frank Baldwin wrote this upcoming adaptation, which follows snowplow driver Nels, whose son is murdered by the…
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TV Ratings: ‘Into the Badlands’ Season 2 Premiere Fights to 40% Boost Over Season 1 Finale

TV Ratings: ‘Into the Badlands’ Season 2 Premiere Fights to 40% Boost Over Season 1 Finale
Into the Badlands” came out swinging in its Season 2 premiere on Sunday. The AMC martial arts series rose significantly in both key ratings measures over the Season 1 finale, which aired back in December 2015.

Airing at 10 p.m., the action-centric series’ sophomore opener drew a 1.42 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 3.435 million viewers. Compared to the Season 1 finale, that is approximately a 42% improvement in the demo and approximately a 37% improvement in total viewers. In addition, the series drew 1.972 million of its total viewers in the adults 25-54 demographic, making it the the number one returning drama for 2017 to date in both broadcast and cable in that demo.

To be fair, the Season 2 premiere did have the advantage of airing immediately after “The Walking Dead,” while the Season 1 finale did not. In addition, the Season 2 premiere was down compared to the Season 1 premiere. Season 1’s opening episode drew a 3.15 rating and 6.39 million viewers, meaning
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Benjamin Hollingsworth Cast In Thriller ‘Hard Powder’; Malina Moye Signs Up For ‘The Samuel Project’

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Benjamin Hollingsworth Cast In Thriller ‘Hard Powder’; Malina Moye Signs Up For ‘The Samuel Project’
Benjamin Hollingsworth has boarded the Liam Neeson-starring action thriller Hard Powder from StudioCanal and producer Michael Shamberg. Hans Petter Moland is directing the pic, which is an English remake to his 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance. Written by Frank Baldwin, it follows Nels (Neeson), an upright snowplow driver in a glitzy ski town whose life is turned upside down when his son is murdered by the powerful local drug kingpin. He then seeks to…
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Emmy Rossum Enlists For Liam Neeson Revenge Thriller Hard Powder

Revenge thriller Hard Powder is beginning to judder with life now that William Forsythe and Shameless alum Emmy Rossum have closed deals to star.

Per Deadline, the new recruits now join Liam Neeson – Hollywood’s rejuvenated action icon if ever there was one – for Hans Petter Moland’s Rocky Mountains-set actioner, itself an English-language remake of Moland’s own Norwegian pic, In Order of Disappearance. Frank Baldwin is on board to hash out a screenplay with the Scandanivan filmmaker, while Michael Shamberg will produce on behalf of StudioCanal.

Details on how Forsythe and/or Rossum factor into the plot remain few and far between; so far, the only logline confirms Neeson as Nels an “upright snowplow driver in a glitzy ski town whose life is turned upside down when his son is murdered by the powerful local drug kingpin. He then seeks to dismantle the cartel, but his vengeful crusade
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Emmy Rossum joins Liam Neeson in revenge thriller Hard Powder

Get ready for another Liam Neeson revenge-laden action movie. Deadline is reporting that Shameless star Emmy Rossum has joined Neeson in the cast of the revenge thriller Hard Powder.

The movie is a remake of the Norwegian feature film In Order of Disappearance, directed by Hans Petter Moland. Moland will also direct the English-language remake with Frank Baldwin penning the script and Michael Shamberg producing.

Hard Powder sees Neeson as Nels, a snowplow driver who lives a fairly ordinary life in a ski-town until his son is murdered by a local drug lord. This event spurs in Nels a desire to seek vengeance and destroy the cartel. His mission quickly starts a turf war between the local gang and a Native American mafia boss as he searches for vengeance.

There’s no word on who Rossum is playing, but it may be too early to rule out a kidnapped daughter role.
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Emmy Rossum, William Forsythe Join Liam Neeson in Revenge Thriller 'Hard Powder'

Emmy Rossum is ready for some revenge.

The Shameless star has signed on to co-star with Liam Neeson in the Rocky Mountains-set action thriller Hard Powder, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. William Forsythe has also joined the cast.

Hans Petter Moland is directing the adaptation of his Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, from a screenplay by Frank Baldwin. Michael Shamberg will produce the Studiocanal pic.

Hard Powder sees Neeson playing Nels, an upright snowplow driver in a glitzy Colorado ski town whose life is turned upside down when his son is murdered by the powerful local drug kingpin. He then seeks to dismantle the...
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Emmy Rossum Joining Liam Neeson In ‘Hard Powder’

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Emmy Rossum Joining Liam Neeson In ‘Hard Powder’
Exclusive: Emmy Rossum is joining the cast of Hard Powder, StudioCanal and producer Michael Shamberg's revenge action pic starring Liam Neeson. The film is an English-language remake of the 2014 Norwegian feature In Order of Disappearance from director Hans Petter Moland who also is helming the remake. The storyline: Nels (Neeson) is an upright snowplow driver in a glitzy ski town whose life is turned upside down when his son is murdered by the powerful local drug…
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Liam Neeson Thriller Denied Park Shooting Permit Over Indigenous Character Portrayal

Liam Neeson Thriller Denied Park Shooting Permit Over Indigenous Character Portrayal
Liam Neeson's Hard Powder, a Rocky Mountains-set action thriller, has been denied a permit to shoot some locations in Canada's Banff National Park over how an indigenous character, played by First Nations actor Tom Jackson, is portrayed.

The indie, from European group StudioCanal and producer Michael Shamberg, was denied a permit by Parks Canada, the federal agency that oversees government-owned recreational parks, to have locations in Banff and Jasper, Alberta double as Colorado.

"In addition to some administrative details and outstanding documentation, Parks Canada’s commitment to reconciliation and respect for indigenous peoples was an important factor in the agency’s final...
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Liam Neeson in Talks to Play Viola Davis’ Husband in Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ (Exclusive)

Liam Neeson in Talks to Play Viola Davis’ Husband in Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ (Exclusive)
Liam Neeson is in talks to play Oscar winner Viola Davis‘ husband in Steve McQueen’s heist thriller “Widows.”

Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya, and “Moonlight” actor Andre Holland are also on board. “Gone Girl” screenwriter and novelist Gillian Flynn will write the script with McQueen.

Based on the 1983 British miniseries about a caper gone wrong, the story follows four armed robbers who are killed in a failed heist attempt, leaving their widows to finish the job.

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Berlinale: Liam Neeson, Studiocanal, Michael Shamberg Team for ‘Hard Powder’ (Exclusive)

The movie will be produced by McQueen, and Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films, who teamed with McQueen on “Shame” and also produced the best picture Oscar winner “The King’s Speech.” Film4 is co-financing with New Regency.

The movie marks McQueen’s first feature since winning the best picture Academy Award for
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Studiocanal Senior Exec Rodolphe Buet Exits, Anna Marsh Takes Over

Paris – Studiocanal’s head of international distribution, Rodolphe Buet, is stepping down from the vertically integrated film banner, to be replaced by Anna Marsh, currently head of international sales.

Buet, who joined Studiocanal in 2005, has been working out of the Vivendi-owned company’s French headquarters as president of international distribution and marketing for films, library and TV series since March 2015. Marsh will take over as executive vice president of international distribution.

In her new role, Marsh, who previously sold movies only, will be handling distribution activities for films and TV series as well as catalogue titles in all international territories, including those where Studiocanal runs direct distribution operations (France, U.K., Germany and Australia/New Zealand).

Marsh will report to Didier Lupfer, Studiocanal’s president.

Educated in New Zealand and Paris, Marsh joined Studiocanal as head of international sales in 2008 after working at Télé Images International and TF1 International. Among
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Berlinale: Liam Neeson’s ‘Hard Powder’ Nearly Sells Out Internationally (Exclusive)

Upcoming action thriller “Hard Powder,” starring Liam Neeson, has sold almost all international rights, with the U.S. under negotiation, European film-tv group Studiocanal said Monday.

The sale of the Rocky Mountains-set movie to nine of the dozen biggest markets for international productions marks the first to independent distributors for a big title at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.

Hard Powder,” which is fully financed and sold by Studiocanal, will be distributed directly by the company in its four home territories: U.K., France, Germany and Australia-New Zealand. The other major licensing deals comprise Italy (Eagle), Spain (A Contracorriente Films), Latin America (Leda Films), China (Bona Films) and Scandinavia (Svensk).

Other territories sold include Benelux (The Searchers), Poland (Monolith), Eastern Europe (Freeman), Greece (Spentzos), Middle East (Salim Ramia), South Africa (Times Media), Indonesia (Pt Amero) and Singapore (Shaw).

Japan is in final talks. A number of other territories are still in negotiation,
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Liam Neeson returns to the Vengeance! Action! genre with Hard Powder

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Author: Jon Lyus

Founder of the modern Mature Assassins Guild (or the Old Age Punishers) Liam Neeson is taking on another hard-edged action film. Hard Powder is directed by Hans Petter Moland and written by Frank Baldwin and will go into production in March, according to the report from Variety.

The go on to report the synopsis, which sounds a touch familiar.

Neeson plays ‘ Nels, an upright snowplow driver, awarded a Citizen of the Year prize by his glitzy Colorado ski town, whose life is turned upside down when his son is murdered by a powerful local drug kingpin.

Fueled by an unwavering drive for vengeance and armed with heavy machinery, this unlikely hero sets out to dismantle the cartel with extreme prejudice, and he’s not stopping until he gets to the top of the food chain,” “Hard Powder’s” synopsis reads.

Nels’ vengeance sparks a turf war between
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Liam Neeson to lead revenge film Hard Powder

Liam Neeson is apparently heading back to the action genre for a new revenge thriller called Hard Powder.

According to Variety, Neeson is looking to play Nels, an upright snowplow driver, awarded a Citizen of the Year prize by his glitzy Colorado ski town, whose life is turned upside down when his son is murdered by a powerful local drug kingpin.

Fueled by an unwavering drive for vengeance and armed with heavy machinery, this unlikely hero sets out to dismantle the cartel with extreme prejudice, and he’s not stopping until he gets to the top of the food chain.

Production will kick off as early as March in Banff, Alberta, Canada, with the film being sold at next month’s Berlin-bound European Film Market.

Michael Shamberg is producing with StudioCanal, while Hans Petter Moland directs from a script by Frank Baldwin.

The post Liam Neeson to lead revenge film
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Liam Neeson to Star in Revenge Thriller 'Hard Powder'

Liam Neeson to Star in Revenge Thriller 'Hard Powder'
Liam Neeson is ready for some more revenge in Hard Powder, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The actor is set to star in the Rocky Mountains-set action thriller from European group Studiocanal and producer Michael Shamberg. Hans Petter Moland is directing from a screenplay by Frank Baldwin.

Adapting Moland’s Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, Hard Powder sees Neeson playing Nels, an upright snowplow driver in a glitzy Colorado ski town whose life is turned upside down when his son is murdered by the powerful local drug kingpin. He then seeks to dismantle the cartel, but his vengeful crusade sparks a turf war between...
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Berlinale: Liam Neeson, Studiocanal, Michael Shamberg Team for ‘Hard Powder’ (Exclusive)

Berlinale: Liam Neeson, Studiocanal, Michael Shamberg Team for ‘Hard Powder’ (Exclusive)
Paris – Liam Neeson, European group Studiocanal and producer Michael Shamberg are teaming for “Hard Powder,” a Rocky Mountains-set action revenge thriller that is likely to prove a hot ticket at next month’s Berlin Film Festival market.

Directed by Hans Petter Moland and written by Frank Baldwin, “Hard Powder” will go into production in March in and around Banff, Alberta, and other locations in Canada.

It stars Neeson as Nels, an upright snowplow driver, awarded a Citizen of the Year prize by his glitzy Colorado ski town, whose life is turned upside down when his son is murdered by a powerful local drug kingpin.

“Fueled by an unwavering drive for vengeance and armed with heavy machinery, this unlikely hero sets out to dismantle the cartel with extreme prejudice, and he’s not stopping until he gets to the top of the food chain,” “Hard Powder’s” synopsis reads.

Nels’ vengeance
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‘Into the Badlands’: First Look Photos From Season 2 Feature Daniel Wu and Nick Frost Ready for Action

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‘Into the Badlands’: First Look Photos From Season 2 Feature Daniel Wu and Nick Frost Ready for Action
AMC has revealed first-look photos from Season 2 of “Into the Badlands,” which returns in March.

New pics of the martial arts drama feature Daniel Wu (as Sunny), Nick Frost (as Bajie), Emily Beecham (as The Widow) and Sarah Bolger (as Jade).

The five images are from the first couple of episodes, which sees both Sunny and M.K. (Aramis Knight) separated and imprisoned in unlikely places.

The ten-episode second seasons will pick up with M.K. struggling to control his powers, while Sunny is determined to fight his way back into the Badlands to find his family. Aside from action and adventure, the upcoming episodes will include new alliances being struck, friendships betrayed and per the show’s synopsis, “by season’s end, Sunny and M.K.’s lives will be forever altered with devastating consequences.”

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