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‘Transporter Refueled’ Moved Back to Sept. 4

13 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

EuropaCorp has moved the U.S. release of “The Transporter Refueled” back two and a half months from June 19 to Sept. 4.

The company said the fall release for “Refueled,” the start of a new trilogy in the Transporter franchise, will help capitalize on the cast’s ability to promote the film. It noted that the previous three “Transporter” films, starring Jason Statham, were also released during the fall, in 2002, 2005 and 2008.

“Transporter Refueled” stars Ed Skrein (“Game of Thrones”), Loan Chabanol, Radivoje Bukvic, Gabriella Wright, Anatole Taubman and Tatiana Pajkovic. Camille Delamarre directed from a script by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, based on the characters created by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen.

The new trilogy was announced at Cannes in 2013. Besson and Mark Gao from Fundamental Films produced the film.

The Labor Day date will also see the U.S. launches of Relativity’s “Jane Got a Gun,” Sony »

- Dave McNary

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Warm reception for two Aussie films in the Us

29 March 2015 5:41 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Sophie Hyde.s 52 Tuesdays and Kriv Stenders. Kill Me Three Times launched in the Us last week, generating copious publicity and another batch of favourable reviews from Us critics.

Hyde.s gender-bending drama premiered on Friday at the Quad cinema in New York City and on subscription streaming service Fandor.

Stenders. comedy thriller starring Simon Pegg as an assassin who encounters a group of increasingly violent locals, with Alice Braga, Luke Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey and Sullivan Stapleton, debuted on iTunes and other VOD outlets in the Us on March 26.

Released by Magnolia, the film will have its theatrical premiere in around a dozen cities on April 10.

Kino Lorber bought 52 Tuesdays after it won the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award at last year.s Sundance.

.Like almost all indie movies releasing at the moment in the Us they are starting with one city and will grow if the audiences come, »

- Don Groves

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Review: Kill Me Three Times

27 March 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

There is good news and bad news about Kriv Stenders’ neo-noir film Kill Me Three Times. The good news is that it’s fun to see Simon Pegg enjoying himself as a real scumbag of a hitman. The bad news is that if you’ve seen a handful of crime movies in the last 20 years, you’ve already seen most of what Kill Me Three Times has to offer.

Simon Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, a contract killer we meet as he chases down and executes some poor sap in the desert. He’s hired to take out Alice (Alice Braga, Predators) for reasons not made clear at first, but when he shows up to do the job he discovers that she’s already been rubbed out by married dentists Nathan (Sullivan Stapleton, 300: Rise of an Empire) and Lucy (Theresa Palmer, Warm Bodies). They’re looking to cash in an »

- Patrick Bromley

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Tommy Gargotta Joins Relativity EuropaCorp

26 March 2015 7:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution has appointed veteran Sony Pictures executive Tommy Gargotta as president of theatrical marketing.

He will oversee marketing for the company, which supports EuropaCorp’s film releases in the United States along with Relativity’s slate. Gargotta will report to Relativity president Tucker Tooley and EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert.

Gargotta stepped down in July as president of Sony Pictures Worldwide Creative Advertising in one of a long line of departures at the Culver City lot. During 13 years at Sony, Gargotta oversaw and conceived marketing campaigns for “The Da Vinci Code,” “Salt,” the “Jump Street” movies, “American Hustle” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise, along with the ad materials for the last three James Bond titles — “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Skyfall.”

He previously worked at Intralink Film Graphic Design and Trailer Park Inc.

Relativity’s upcoming films include “The Bronze”; “Masterminds,” starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis; “Kidnap, »

- Dave McNary

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Malina Weissman to Co-Star with Kevin Spacey in ‘Nine Lives’ (Exclusive)

25 March 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Malina Weissman is set to join EuropaCorp’s “Nine Lives” opposite Kevin Spacey.

Barry Sonnenfeld is directing the pic, which revolves around a workaholic businessman who has to figure out how to redeem himself after a terrible accident leaves him trapped in the body of his family’s cat.

EuropaCorp is distributing, financing and producing the film from a script by Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin.

Nine Lives” joins other upcoming EuropaCorp films including “The Transporter: Refueled,” the start of a new trilogy in the studio’s highly profitable action franchise that debuts June 19, 2015; “Shut In,” starring Naomi Watts, which will be released on Feb. 19, 2016; and “The Lake,” starring Sullivan Stapleton and J.K. Simmons, which will be released on July 15, 2016.

Weissman recently landed a role in the CBS pilot “Supergirl” as the younger version of the title character. She made her acting debut in Paramount’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles »

- Justin Kroll

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J.K. Simmons Heads into Action for Luc Besson Produced 'The Lake'

23 March 2015 4:59 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Last year, Luc Besson brought us the action thriller Lucy, and director Steven Quale delivered the silly Into the Storm. Now the two are teaming up, for better or worse, for a new action thriller called The Lake. Besson will produce through his Europa Corp. production banner, and the project is said to be one of the most expensive projects they've taken on to date. Now Deadline reports J.K. Simmons, fresh off his Oscar win for Whiplash, has joined the supporting cast of the film which follows a group of Navy SEALs who attempt to solve an age-old mystery involving a treasure underneath a lake in war-torn Serbia. Sounds cool. However, Simmons isn't one of the leads as he's taking the smaller role of the Rear Admiral and leathery boss to the Seals who doesn’t exactly approve of what his team is doing but supports them nevertheless. The Seal »

- Ethan Anderton

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The Lake: J.K. Simmons Joins Luc Besson's Navy Seal Treasure Film

23 March 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Deadline is reporting that J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) has joined the cast of Luc Besson's Navy SEALs action thriller The Lake. It will not be a large role for the recent Oscar winner but no one is probably better suited to play a Rear Admiral than he right now. Joining the cast of leads with recent addition Sullivan Stapleton on the ground in war-torn Siberia will be Charlie Bewley (Twilight) and Diarmaid Murtaugh (Sons of Liberty). Simmons has a smaller role as the Rear Admiral and leathery boss to the SEALs who doesn't exactly approve of what his team is doing but supports them nevertheless... Bewley is playing the soulful Stanton who has a love interest (yet to be cast) and daydreams about what life would be like outside of...

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J.K. Simmons Joins Action-Thriller ‘The Lake’

23 March 2015 2:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar winner J.K. Simmons, Charlie Bewley and Diarmaid Murtagh have joined the cast of Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp action-thriller “The Lake.”

Sullivan Stapleton stars in the story of a group of Navy SEALs attempting to uncover an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia. EuropaCorp has set a July 15, 2016, release date.

The project is being produced by Besson, Christophe Lambert and Lisa Elzey. “The Lake” is written by Besson and Richard Wenk and directed by Steven Quale (“Into the Storm”).

Simmons won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar last month for “Whiplash.” He will appear in “Terminator Genisys,” “The Accountant,” “The Meddler” and “Kong: Skull Island” with Michael Keaton.

Bewley appeared in the “Twilight” series. Murtagh starred in the “Sons Of Liberty” miniseries and “Dracula Untold.”

News was first reported by Deadline.com.

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- Dave McNary

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J.K. Simmons Leads Navy SEALs Charlie Bewley & Diarmaid Murtagh In Luc Besson’s ‘The Lake’

23 March 2015 1:29 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: This year’s Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) along with Charlie Bewley (Twilight series) and Diarmaid Murtagh (Sons Of Liberty) have joined the cast of The Lake, the action-thriller from Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp. The feature, which will be directed by Steven Quale (Into The Storm), is said to be one of the most expensive undertakings for EuropaCorp to date. The film is expected to open July 15, 2016. Bewley and Murtagh join Sullivan Stapleton (the Aussie star… »

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J.K. Simmons Heads For The Lake

23 March 2015 1:16 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Earlier this month 300: Rise Of An Empire’s Sullivan Stapleton signed up for The Lake, a new action thriller that bears the producing stamp from Luc Besson. The ensemble around him is beginning to fill out, with J.K. Simmons, Charlie Bewley and Diarmaid Murtagh reporting for duty.Into The Storm’s Steven Quale is handling the shot-calling for this one, which finds a group of Navy SEALs who discover a mysterious trove of treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia. Their quest becomes to find out who left it there and what its ultimate purpose might be. Naturally, that will lead to bullets flying and plenty of tough scrapes. It’s a Besson production: you were expecting quiet debate about war crimes? Simmons, who recently scored an Oscar for his performance in Whiplash, has several films due out this year, including Terminator Genisys (July 3), Worlds Apart and Rock Dog. »

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Kill Me Three Times Review

22 March 2015 10:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite an off-color performance by Simon Pegg as a psychopath with a smile, Kill Me Three Times wastes a perfectly good ensemble cast on a crime caper that lacks motivation, purpose and surprise. Not only that, but Kriv Stenders’ Australian thriller begs the question on everyone’s mind – there’s really another f*cking Hemsworth brother? Wait, that’s just me? Sorry, right.

The real question on everyone’s mind is how do you waste such a charmingly devilish performance by Pegg on more of the same colorful dramatics that everyone has been attempting to recreate since Pulp Fiction? Australia may be a beautiful oasis, and Stenders sure shows off those crystal-clear Aussie beaches whenever he and cinematographer Geoffrey Simpson get a chance, but you can only dazzle an audience with shimmering blue waters and clay-toned gulches for so long.

Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, a busy hitman taking care of »

- Matt Donato

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Naomi Watts’ ‘Shut In,’ Sullivan Stapleton’s ‘The Lake’ Set 2016 Release Dates

6 March 2015 2:22 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

EuropaCorp has set thriller “Shut In,” starring Naomi Watts, for a U.S. release on Feb. 19.

Luc Besson’s studio is co-producing and fully financing the Lava Bear Films title, directed by Farren Blackburn from the Blacklist screenplay by Christina Hodson. Watts stars as a widowed child psychologist who lives in isolation in rural New England and must find a way to rescue a young boy caught in a deadly winter storm.

EuropaCorp has also dated action-thriller “The Lake” for July 15, 2016. It’s written by Besson and Richard Wenk, directed by Steven Quale and stars Sullivan Stapleton in the story of a group of Navy SEALs attempting to uncover an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia.

The films are part of the year-old Red distribution and marketing joint venture with Relativity. EuropaCorp’s first title under the venture is “The Transporter Legacy,” set for a June 19, 2015, release in the U. »

- Dave McNary

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'Expendables' TV Show Planned with Stallone Producing

5 March 2015 11:13 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While there hasn't been any word yet on whether or not The Expendables 4 is moving forward, it was announced today that Expendables Franchise creator Sylvester Stallone is producing a new TV show based on the hit action series, this time uniting action icons of the small screen. This Expendables television event will follow a similar story as the movies, and is being produced for Fox. Sylvester Stallone will executive produce alongside the films' producer Avi Lerner. NCIS veteran Shane Brennan will serve as showrunner.

Ride Along duo Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward are writing and executive producing the TV adaptation alongside Shane Brennan. The show itself is described as 'a fun action drama that unites iconic TV stars as a new team of highly-skilled heroes who are on a mission to stop a dangerous terrorist.' Lionsgate TV will produce the miniseries along with CBS TV Studios, and Cbstv-based Shane Brennan Prods. »

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Luc Besson Eyes Sullivan Stapleton As New Action Star In The Lake

5 March 2015 9:12 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Somehow, despite toplining Cinemax’s Strike Back and starring in high-grossing follow-up 300: Rise of an Empire, Aussie actor Sullivan Stapleton has yet to break into the mainstream. That may be about to change, though, now that EuropaCorp hitmaker Luc Besson has set him to star in The Lake.

The thriller will focus on a group of Navy SEALs who get on the trail of a long-forgotten mystery after uncovering a treasure trobe in a lake in war-torn Serbia.

Besson, who previously launched Liam Neeson, Jason Statham and Scarlett Johansson to action super-stardom, penned the script for The Lake with The Equalizer scribe Richard Wenk. Steven Quale (Into the Storm) is set to direct.

EuropaCorp’s last box-office juggernauts, Taken 3 and Lucy, were both distributed by other studios, but The Lake joins a homegrown slate that also includes Kevin Spacey starrer Nine Lives, franchise reboot The Transporter Legacy (in »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Slyvester Stallone to Produce 'The Expendables' Event Series for Fox

5 March 2015 7:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"The Expendables" may be moving from the big screen to the small screen: Deadline reports that Fox is working on an event series based on the action franchise.

According to the trade, "Expendables" mastermind Sylvester Stallone is on board to executive produce the show, which would feature well-known television action stars of yore, in much the same way as the films have recycled '80s and '90s heroes. Per Deadline:

It is described as a fun action drama that unites iconic TV stars as a new team of highly-skilled heroes who are on a mission to stop a dangerous terrorist.

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There is no cast attached or approached yet but the producers have plenty of beloved TV action stars to choose from: 'Walker, Texas Ranger''s Chuck Norris, who already is part of 'The Expendables' feature franchise, '24''s Kiefer Sutherland, 'Magnum, P.I.''s Tom Selleck, 'Xena''s Lucy Lawless, »

- Katie Roberts

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Us ultra-VoD release for Oz thriller

3 March 2015 1:15 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Kriv Stenders. Kill Me Three Times will be released on iTunes and other VoD platforms in the Us on March 26, ahead of the theatrical premiere in around a dozen cities on April 10.

There is no Australian release date yet for the comedy thriller scripted by James McFarland, which stars Simon Pegg as an assassin who encounters a group of increasingly violent locals, together with Alice Braga, Luke Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer and Sullivan Stapleton.

The gap between the Us and Australian release raises the prospect the film will be susceptible to online piracy, which has recently blighted Wyrmwood: Road to the Dead, The Little Death and John Doe: Vigilante.

But producer Tania Chambers tells If, .We are looking forward to as many people as possible seeing our film. We continue to believe that some people understand that piracy doesn't support creative people to get our stories to Aussies and the world. »

- Don Groves

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News Bits: Lantern, Demange, Stars, Lake

3 March 2015 6:01 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Green Lantern

Latino Review reports that Warners and DC have settled on a new actor to play Green Lantern in the film, but there's been no announcement as yet, nor confirmation about which incarnation of Green Lantern we'll see. In regards to the latter, John Stewart remains the most likely option.

Untitled Yann Demange Project

New Regency and Plan B have acquired and are fast tracking an untitled dramatic thriller which "'71" director Yann Demange and writer Gregory Burke are set to re-team on. Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, Angus Lamont and Molly Smith will produce the film, but plot details are being kept under wraps. [Source: Deadline]

The Stars My Destination

Paramount Pictures is talks to acquire feature-film rights for Alfred Bester's classic sci-fi novel "The Stars My Destination" (aka. "Tiger! Tiger!") which Mary Parent will produce.

The story follows a man who is shipwrecked in space for years »

- Garth Franklin

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Sullivan Stapleton to star in Steven Quale's action thriller The Lake

2 March 2015 11:44 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sullivan Stapleton is to star in action thriller, The Lake.

The 300: Rise Of An Empire star will lead the cast with Into The Storm's Steven Quale at the helm, Deadline reports.

The Lake follows a group of Navy SEALs on their journey to solve an old mystery, while they uncover an immense secret treasure in a lake in war-torn Serbia.

The thriller has been penned by Taken scribe Luc Besson with The Equalizer screenwriter Richard Wenk.

Stapleton will also be starring in the Greg Berlanti series Blindspot for NBC.

It was also announced recently that the final series of Stapleton's military drama Strike Back will air this summer. »

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Sullivan Stapleton Dives Into The Lake

2 March 2015 3:33 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Luc Besson has developed something of a reputation for finding people you might not think would fit into action franchises – Liam Neeson, Scarlett Johansson etc. – and finding successful ways to do just that. His latest hire is a little more experienced with physicality, having worked on 300: Rise Of An Empire. Sullivan Stapleton is set to star in The Lake.Steven Quale, who made last year’s tornado thriller Into The Sky, is behind the camera for this one, which Besson cranked out with The Equalizer’s Richard Wenk. The Lake finds Stapleton as the head of a group of Navy Seals who discover a mysterious trove of treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia. Their quest becomes to find out who left it there and how many crates of beer it’ll buy. Okay, maybe not the latter bit. Besson’s EuropaCorp company has had hits with the »

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300: Rise Of An Empire's Sullivan Stapleton To Star In Luc Besson's The Lake

2 March 2015 2:30 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Luc Besson has found his new action star according to a report over at Deadline. Sullivan Stapleton, the lucky bastard who went a couple rounds, some more exciting than others, with Eva Green in 300: Rise of an Empire has been cast as the lead in Besson`s upcoming action thriller The Lake. He heads the cast in a thriller about a group of Navy SEALs who attempt to solve a long-forgotten mystery while they uncover an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia.Besson is producing under his Red production banner. He wrote the screenplay with Richard Wenk (The Equalizer). Steven Quale (the forgettable Into The Storm) will direct the film that begins production in April ...

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