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'Thousand Cuts': Film Review | Rotterdam 2017

Vineyards flow red — with blood — in French-Belgian thriller Thousand Cuts (Le serpent aux milles coupures), in which director Eric Valette's steely panache counterbalances the convolutions of an overambitious screenplay. Starring Gallic draw Tomer Sisley as an injured fugitive who hides out in a young couple's isolated farmhouse, this is violent, adults-only fare which should pay its way on French release April 5 — subplots relating to rural racism will give it some topicality in the run-up to the presidential elections later that month — before profitable small-screen exposure. Elsewhere it will prove best suited to late-evening...
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Writer Jon Croker Finds His Prey

THR is reporting that Jon Croker has signed on to write DreamWorks’ The Prey, the remake of the 2011 French thriller with Charles S. Cohen producing and Daniel Battsek serving as executive producer. Read on for more.

The original film centers on a low-level crook who had to break out of jail in order to save his family from his former cellmate, who turns out to be a brilliant but deranged serial killer.

Eric Valette directed the original, titled La Proie, which was written by Luc Bossi and Laurent Turner and produced by Bossi with his company, Brio Films. StudioCanal co-produced and distributed the film.

Croker is an up-and-coming British writer who wrote The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, the sequel to the 2012 hit horror movie that is now in production. His other horror projects include developing a remake of The Abominable Snowman with Hammer Films as well as Black Palace for Pathe.
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Writer Found for Remake of The Prey

A remake of Eric Valette's 2011 thriller La Proie is in development at DreamWorks and The Hollywood Reporter is saying that James Croker has been brought on board to pen the script. The U.S. adaptation, The Prey, is being produced by Charles S. Cohen. Croker penned The Woman in Black: Angel of Death for Hammer.

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'The Prey' Finds Its Writer (Exclusive)

'The Prey' Finds Its Writer (Exclusive)
The Prey has caught its writer. Jon Croker has signed on to write DreamWorks’ The Prey, the remake of the 2011 French thriller. Photos: Second Time's the Charm: 15 of Hollywood's Most Notable Remakes Charles S. Cohen is producing the remake, with Daniel Battsek serving as executive producer. The original film centers on a low-level crook who had to break out of jail in order to save his family from his former cellmate, who turns out to be a brilliant but deranged serial killer. Eric Valette directed the original, titled La Proie, which was written by Luc Bossi and Laurent

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DreamWorks To Remake French Thriller ‘The Prey’

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DreamWorks To Remake French Thriller ‘The Prey’
Exclusive: DreamWorks Studios has acquired the rights to remake The Prey, the French film that was released in 2011 under the title La Proie. The deal was spearheaded by production president Holly Bario, and the rights were acquired from Brio Films, Studio Canal and Cohen Media Group. Cohen Media Group chairman/CEO Charles S. Cohen will produce the remake and Cohn Media Group president Daniel Battsek will be exec producer. Luc Bossi, one of the writers on the original, will be involved in developing the English language redo. Directed by Eric Valette, La Proie centered around a low-level crook who must break out of jail to save his family from his former cellmate and confidante, who, it turns out, is a sadistic serial killer. The original was written by Bossi and Laurent Turner and produced by Bossi’s Brio Films. StudioCanal coproduced and distributed the original film, and Cohen Media put
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DreamWorks Set To Remake "The Prey"

DreamWorks Studios has acquired the rights to remake Eric Valette's 2011 French film "The Prey" (La Proie).

That film followed a low-level crook who must break out of jail to save his family from his former cellmate and confidante, who, it turns out, is a sadistic serial killer.

The original film's co-scribe Luc Bossi will develop the English language version. Charles S. Cohen will produce the remake.

Source: Deadline
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Crime Thriller The Prey Coming to Blu-ray / DVD on January 21

A low-level crook must break out of jail in order to save his family from a deranged killer in the year’s biggest thriller import, The Prey. Albert Dupontel gives an unforgettable performance as a “good” bad man in director Eric Valette’s new hit, coming to Blu-ray and DVD from Cohen Media Group on January 21, 2014, with SRPs, respectively, of $34.98 and $24.98.

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Film Review: ‘The Prey’

Film Review: ‘The Prey’
The ironies keep piling up alongside the dead bodies in the pacey and preposterous man-on-the-run thriller “The Prey.” Gallic helmer Eric Valette (“State Affairs”) invests this giddily implausible crime yarn with a propulsive sense of energy, much of it derived from Albert Dupontel’s impressively physical turn as a bank robber whose escape from prison sets off an unpredictable whirlwind of violent mayhem. A 2011 French release making a belated Stateside bow, the film seems unlikely to travel much farther but could snare quite a few fans as a vigorous VOD item; remake potential is considerable.

“I don’t do trust,” Franck Adrien (Dupontel) says more than once, and it serves not only as a handy bit of character description but a clue as to how to watch “The Prey.” Almost every character in this harrowing story — good, bad or somewhere in between — has at least one occasion to hide the
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Thriller The Prey Remains Rooted in the Plausible

Thriller The Prey Remains Rooted in the Plausible
With the advent of bullet-cam and the various slo-mo elements used as visual punctuation, American blockbusters often veer into muscle-bound, shoot-'em-up fantasy. Eric Valette's action thriller The Prey (La Proie), on the other hand, roots itself in the realm of the possible, if not always the plausible. Convicted bank robber Franck Adrien (Albert Dupontel) trusts the wrong man in prison, and soon his former cellmate, sex offender Jean-Louis Maurel (Stéphane Debac), has placed his wife and child in jeopardy, and is framing him for a string of teen killings. When Adrien breaks out of prison to protect his family, detective Claire Linné (Alice Taglioni) is pulled away from dismantling a crime family and charged with tracking him down. DNA evidence points to <...
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Spiffy New U.S. Trailer for Eric Valette’s French Action/Thriller The Prey

If you were to just look at this U.S. trailer for “One Missed Call” director Eric Valette’s French action/thriller “The Prey”, you would swear it had nothing to do with the plot synopsis laid out below. But it’s the same movie. Which one is right and which one is misdirection? I dunno. I’m going with the synopsis, even if the trailer makes it look like some kind of caper/revenge film. They’re really selling the whole “The Fugitive” angle pretty hard, too. Nevertheless, it looks like a pretty cool movie, and putting a really attractive French policewoman on the poster with tight jeans and a belt buckle? Wow. Is this movie set in France or Texas? I dunno, but consider me intrigued. Franck Adrien (Albert Dupontel), a bank robber convicted of a heist and sentenced to six months in prison, shares a cell with seemingly weak Jean Louis Morel.
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Exclusive: Clip From The Prey Shows Tense Police Sting

Exclusive: Clip From The Prey Shows Tense Police Sting
French action thriller “The Prey” will be in select theaters nationwide June 7 thanks to Cohen Media Group. The film, directed by Eric Valette (“One Missed Call,” “Malefique”) will be a great fit for you if you’re a fan of “Taken;” it tells the story of a bank robber who has to catch a serial killer before it’s too late. Here’s more on “The Prey.” “Franck Adrien (Albert Dupontel), a bank robber convicted of a heist and sentenced to 6 months in prison, shares a cell with seemingly weak Jean Louis Morel. But once Morel gets released from behind bars, Adrien learns that Morel is really a sadistic serial killer [ Read More ]

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The Prey | Review

The Chase Begins: Valette’s Latest Shows Promise, Falls Short

French director Eric Valette, whose 2002 debut Malefique was an overbaked grindhouse misfire (even though it certainly didn’t lack in perverse flair), has made his most promising film yet with the poppy, pulpy and generically titled The Prey. While languishing in forgettable material since for some time now (including the English language version of One Missed Call), Valette still doesn’t transcend B movie trappings with this latest, but he manages to use his likeable lead in a slickly paced exercise stuffed with plenty of entertaining details to hold your interest.

We meet Franck Adrien (Albert Dupontel) in the middle of sexual interlude with his wife Anna (Caterina Murino), though we quickly realize that Franck is in prison and this is a conjugal visit. It turns out that Franck was responsible for a lofty bank heist, and he was never
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The Prey Movie Review

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The Prey Movie Review
Title: The Prey (La proie) Cohen Media Group Director: Eric Valette Screenwriter: Laurent Turner, Luc Bossi Cast: Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac, Sergi López, Nathacha Régnier, Serve Hazanavicius Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 5/29/13 Opens: June 7, 2013 One might guess that Eric Valette, who directs “The Prey,” was influenced by Tom Tykwer’s 1998 movie “Run Lola Run.” That one found a German woman needing to get a large sum of money to her boyfriend in twenty minutes before he robs a supermarket. “La proie,” as this film is called in its original French, does not follow the same concept but not since 1998 have I ever seen so [ Read More ]

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The Prey poster & images

See the poster as well as new images from Cohen Media Group's The Prey, starring Albert Dupontel and Alice Taglioni. The film opens in New York on June 7th, under the direction of Eric Valette. Scripted by Laurent Turner and Luc Bossi, the story follows Franck Adrien (Albert Dupontel), a bank robber convicted of a heist and sentenced to six months in prison, who shares a cell with seemingly weak Jean Louis Morel. Not long after Morel’s release, it is revealed that Morel is a sadistic serial killer, and knows private details of Adrien’s life. Adrien must break out of prison, pursue Morel, and evade the most elite French police teams hunting him.
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The 2000′s: A Vital Decade in Horror Cinema

Many film websites published “decade’s best horror films” lists in late 2009/early 2010. While these lists collectively provided a rough snapshot of the genre’s ups and downs during that time, with more time to reflect, it becomes increasingly clear what an important period the 2000’s were for the horror genre on a global scale.

Not only did this decade easily and obviously eclipse the comparatively arid 1990’s in both volume of production and overall quality, the 2000’s can also be looked at as a crucial one for horror cinema despite the justified outrage about the American film industry’s widespread strip-mining of classics and foreign films for remakes/re-boots and its saturation of the market with teen-friendly PG-13 rated horror films.

While by no means as groundbreaking as the 1970’s or as sentimentally regarded as the 1980’s, the 2000’s will be recalled as the decade that, despite well-founded criticisms
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DVD Review: 'The Prey'

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★★☆☆☆ Arriving on DVD this week following a limited UK theatrical release, French director Eric Valette's The Prey (La proie, 2011) attempts to be a jack-of-all-trades, gritty crime thriller - yet predictably ends up as master-of-none. Part-prison drama, part-police procedural and part-manhunt, Valette's film is a jumbled mishmash of different styles and sub-genres that sadly feels like it's making itself up as it goes along.

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This week's new films

Magic Mike (15)

(Steven Soderbergh, 2012, Us) Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn. 110 mins

The roles are reversed but the themes are familiar in this rise-and-fall tale of male strippers, making and losing their way in a (sort of) woman's world. It's like a cross between The Full Monty, Boogie Nights and Showgirls, sketching a landscape of exploitation and desperation – even as it participates in it by serving up the barely clad Tatum and other beef products.

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (15)

(Lorene Scafaria, 2012, Us) Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Patton Oswalt. 101 mins

Do passion and the apocalypse mix? Or Carell and Knightley? This faltering effort tries anyway.

Detachment (15)

(Tony Kaye, 2011, Us) Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden. 98 mins

No provocation left behind in this scathing schoolroom drama with a starry cast.

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (U)

(Steve Martino, Mark Thurmeier, 2012, Us) Ray Romano, Denis Leary.
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The Prey – review

A rough diamond con on the trail of a serial killer can't outrun this French thriller's weight of familiarity

The Prey runs in the footsteps of The Fugitive, doffs its cap to Seven and tips a wink to Tell No One. Its director, Eric Valette, is an exuberant market-stall trader, hawking knock-off ingredients as he sends rough diamond Franck (Albert Dupontel) busting out of jail on a mission to thwart a serial killer. Before long, Franck is bouncing off car bonnets, vaulting fences and surfing commuter trains, with les flics in hot pursuit. The only thing he can't out-smart is the film's weight of familiarity; the creeping sense that this caffeinated, cat-and-mouse narrative is actually turning round in circles.

Rating: 2/5

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Killer car genre refuels as 3D horror flick Hybrid revs up on to Blu-ray and DVD

Most cars run on fuel. This one runs on blood.

So says the tagline of Hybrid, the latest horror title from G2 Pictures, which is out on DVD and Blu-ray this week.

Vengeful vehicles that have their own evil motives - along with ordinary engines used as deadly weapons by human drivers - have long been part of the genre.

Hybrid is now hoping to refuel the concept, proclaiming 'the new generation of killer car movies is here'.

Directed by Eric Valette (One Missed Call) and starring Shannon Beckner (American Pie Presents: Beta House) and Oded Fehr (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns) Hybrid is described as "a suspense-filled thriller, boasting stunning special effects and fast-paced action." The Blu-ray includes full stereoscopic 3D as well as the DVD version.

The synopsis is as follows:

Since the beginning of time a breed of creature has lived unnoticed among human civilisation. This perfect
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Blu-ray & DVD News: Hybrid 3D (UK/R2)

Directed by Eric Valette (One Missed Call) and starring Shannon Beckner (American Pie Presents: Beta House) and Oded Fehr (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns) Hybrid (3D) is a suspense-filled thriller boasting stunning special effects and fast-paced action, which is released on DVD and 3D Blu-ray (which includes a stereoscopic conversion of the film too) on 13th February as part of the After Dark Originals range courtesy of G2 Pictures.

Since the beginning of time a breed of creature has lived unnoticed among human civilization. This perfect predator has successfully camouflaged its existence through an unparalleled ability to change form. Today the hybrid creature has found the perfect form – the automobile – allowing both anonymity and mobility with the ability to hunt virtually undetected…until now.
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