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9 items from 2014


The Squad flies to buyers

6 November 2014 2:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: French remake of The Sweeney, starring Jean Reno, is currently shooting in Paris.

Paris-based sales company Snd has been rounding up sales for The Squad starring Jean Reno, the French remake of the UK’s cult detective tale.

Following its launch at Toronto, the picture has sold to Japan (Klockworx), Germany (SquareOne Entertainment), Spain (Second Gen Picture), the Czech Republic (Aqs) and Freeman Distribution has acquired the film for Poland, Romania, Hungary and the ex-Yugoslavia. 

Principal photography began in Paris on October 27 and will continue until mid-December.

Reno plays the lead role of Buren – a tough, old-time Paris detective who is not scared to break rules to solve a case – with support from Caterina Murino, Alban Lenoir and Thierry Neuvic.

The Squad is produced by Snd, the production, distribution and sales arm of French broadcaster M6, French Capture [The Flag] Films and the UK’s Vertigo Films.

As well as handling world sales, Snd will distribute »

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Jean Reno to star in Sweeney remake

26 August 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French star takes on Ray Winstone role in Paris-set remake, The Squad.

France’s Snd and Capture [The Flag] Films are joining forces with the UK’s Vertigo Films on The Squad, an upcoming Paris-set remake of The Sweeney.

The feature, to be directed by Benjamin Rocher, is due to shoot in Paris this October with French star Jean Reno in the lead role of Buren, a tough, old-time Paris police cop who does not play by the rules.

“Director Benjamin Rocher and producers Snd and Capture [The Flag] Films have an incredible vision for this action packed movie set on the streets of Paris,” said Vertigo Films co-founder James Richardson.

“We are tremendously excited to be turning The Sweeney into this brilliant French version with the privilege of being able to work with one of our favorite actors, Jean Reno.

The film is a remake of British director Nick Love’s 2012 feature The Sweeney, starring [link=nm »

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Jean Reno to star Sweeney remake

26 August 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French star takes on Ray Winstone role in Paris-set remake, The Squad.

France’s Snd and Capture [The Flag] Films are joining forces with the UK’s Vertigo Films on The Squad, an upcoming Paris-set remake of The Sweeney.

The feature, to be directed by Benjamin Rocher, is due to shoot in Paris this October with French star Jean Reno in the lead role of Buren, a tough, old-time Paris police cop who does not play by the rules.

“Director Benjamin Rocher and producers Snd and Capture [The Flag] Films have an incredible vision for this action packed movie set on the streets of Paris,” said Vertigo Films co-founder James Richardson.

“We are tremendously excited to be turning The Sweeney into this brilliant French version with the privilege of being able to work with one of our favorite actors, Jean Reno.

The film is a remake of British director Nick Love’s 2012 feature The Sweeney, starring [link=nm »

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Fresh Meat, Dallas, Under the Dome: Tube Talk Q&A

14 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

So apparently summer's over for another year - but there's no need to stand outside brooding in the wet weather like a moody, mercurial TV anti-hero!

Come indoors, settle down in front of the telly and watch some cracking shows - the Tube Talk Q&A is back with all the latest scoop on when and where you can expect to see your favourite TV programmes.

Have any of the new season shows been picked up yet? Digital Spy used to have a planner which highlighted what had been picked up and by whom.

...and now we do again!

Yes, the Us TV Acquisitions scorecard is back and revamped for the 2014-15 television season. It's early days, so the whole thing's pretty much a sea of red right now, but that'll change as more and more UK channels announce which fresh Yank hits they'll be airing.

For the record, right »

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The Forgotten: "The Reckoning" (1969)

10 July 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Screening at Edinburgh International Film Festival as part of a retrospective on writer John McGrath, Jack Gold’s first two features, The Bofors Gun (1968) and The Reckoning (1969), made for punchy, exciting viewing.

Both films were made fairly fast and cheap—Gold, experienced in TV, keeps them moving with stabs of the zoom lens, an active camera and choppy, rough-hewn cutting. They’re not things of beauty, visually, but take their energy and spleen from Nicol Williamson’s manic performances.

The Bofors Gun takes place at a British army base in Germany, where David Warner has to command the night’s guard of the titular cannon without incident in order to get returned to Blighty the following day. His reluctance to discipline his men leads to horrific consequences, mostly caused by a drunken Irishman played by drunken Scottish actor Williamson (Merlin in Excalibur). Williamson’s capacity for loquacious, frenzied and diabolic grandstanding is exercised thoroughly. »

- David Cairns

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Why You Should Be Watching: Endeavour

7 May 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Endeavour

Returns June 29th, 2014

Masterpiece Mystery

On the surface, Endeavour may sound like it’s full of tired clichés. Inspector Endeavour Morse (a brilliant Shaun Evans) is an emotionally damaged young detective who investigates complex murders in 1960s London. But Endeavour remains one of the most endlessly fascinating characters on television.

Created as a prequel series to Inspector Morse, which ran for thirteen years and starred John Thaw as the detective in his later years, Endeavour begins in 1965 as the young detective is writing his resignation letter. He’s never been one for dead bodies; he actually gets sick around them and doesn’t care much about attention and flashy cases. He simply likes the puzzle that cases represent and he often attacks them with a zeal that’s made him an outcast with other police officers. They feel he’s been given too much too young and is just plain weird. »

- Tressa

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Endeavour series 2 episode 1 review: Trove

15 April 2014 12:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Gem Wheeler 1 Apr 2014 - 07:00

The new series of Endeavour maintains the tricky balance between satisfying Morse fans and drawing in new viewers...

This review contains spoilers.

2.1 Trove

Behind each of the cases solved by the young Endeavour Morse in 1960s Oxford lies a bigger mystery, one that taxes the audience’s puzzle-solving skills even as the detective remains blissfully unaware of the need to crack it. It is, of course, the enigma of Morse himself. John Thaw’s iconic portrayal of Colin Dexter’s dour, embittered yet thoroughly decent detective needs no real introduction, but Morse’s past exists for us only in outline: a broken engagement, a difficult Oxford career, an abiding resentment of the top brass who obstructed him at every turn.

Endeavour’s first series established Shaun Evans as a fine Morse, well able to capture the character’s established idiosyncrasies while making the role his own. »

- louisamellor

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No one else should play Inspector Morse, says his creator Colin Dexter

25 March 2014 6:33 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

First there was John Thaw, then there was young Shaun Evans. Now there must never be anyone else to take on the role of the detective, stipulates a clause in the writer's will

Name: Inspector Endeavour Morse.

Age: Deceased.

Appearance: Either old, grey-haired and cerebral or young, blondish and slightly less cerebral.

Nothing in between? Nope. Nothing at all. When Inspector Morse was in his late 20s, he looked a lot like the actor Shaun Evans. Then he vanished for a couple of decades, came back looking a lot like John Thaw and then he died.

What about the missing years? We'll never find out. Creator Colin Dexter has made it as clear as possible that Evans, star of the 60s-set ITV prequel series Endeavour, will be the last actor ever to play Morse.

How has he managed that? By writing a clause in his will forbidding anyone else from playing the detective. »

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Tamla Kari's favourite TV

24 February 2014 5:50 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Musketeers and Being Human star talks her toppermost TV picks

Unmissable show?

I like a good gritty drama. Broadchurch, or something by Jimmy McGovern. I think Shaun Evans does a amazing job in Endeavour. Following on from John Thaw means you've got massive shoes to fill. Comedy-wise, I think Brooklyn Nine-Nine is brilliant, and Girls of course. I haven't seen the third series yet, but the first and second, you'd just sit down and plough through them in one go.

Earliest TV memory

Postman Pat. I was always one for a great theme tune. My mum said that I used to dance around to the theme tune to Care Bears, and as soon as it finished I'd bugger off, I wasn't interested.

Bring back...

Gladiators. Saturday night viewing just isn't the same these days, is it? Gladiators, followed by Blind Date: that's what you want. I'm not into reboots. »

- Louis Pattison

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