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6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain – Review

Review by Jake Billingsley

Momentum Pictures will release 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain in select theaters and On Demand and Digital HD on October 13th.

6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain is about as predictable as its title. Director Scott Waugh (Need for Speed, Act of Valor) takes us into the world of Eric LeMarque (Josh Hartnett), a former pro hockey star that lost his way. While we gauge our eyes upon the true events that shape LeMarque’s story, we inherit the central focus of his drug problem. We learn that all he has is his addiction, which comes with flashbacks that are almost just as bad; the one positive thing he has is his snowboard. Although, all three of these things eventually bring Eric to a peak of deeper isolation. He gets stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains; what a shocker right? Eric’s mom Susan, played by Mira Sorvino,
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Why Josh Hartnett Left Hollywood

Why Josh Hartnett Left Hollywood
Josh Hartnett was everywhere in the late 90s and early 2000s, taking on project after project, but that all changed around 15 years ago when the actor packed his bags and moved back to his hometown of Minnesota. Many in the industry were stunned, Hartnett was the new heartthrob, the new sex symbol, and he seemed to get more selective with roles and almost disappeared completely around 2007. As it turns out, Hartnett didn't feel like he was in the driver's seat when it came to his career, so he decided to take a step back and reprioritize his life.

After the huge success of Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down in 2001 was when Josh Harnett started to realize that he needed to make a change. In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, the actor stated that he needed to get a better perspective of fame as well as the "pursuit of surface values.
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Film Review: ‘6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain’

Film Review: ‘6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain’
Call it “The Revenant Lite,” and you won’t be far off the mark. “6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain,” another fact-based tale of resilience and endurance in the frozen wilderness, has Josh Hartnett cast as Eric LeMarque, a former pro hockey player who picks the worst possible time to go snowboarding in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and winds up wandering the unforgiving landscape for eight days while facing frostbite, hypothermia, starvation, dehydration and close encounters with big bad wolves. Unfortunately, director Scott Waugh (“Act of Valor”) and screenwriter Madison Turner somehow manage to make this struggle to survive seem only slightly more exciting than being stuck in rush-hour traffic.

The real-life Eric LeMarque wrote (with Davin Seay) an inspirational account of his misadventure, “Crystal Clear,” in which he credits God for giving him the strength to endure his lengthy exposure to harsh elements — and to more or less simultaneously overcome a crystal meth addiction. In adapting
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New trailer & poster for ’6 Below’

A recreational trip to the mountains becomes a test of human endurance and a fight for survival in 6 Below, arriving in cinemas and on demand on October 13th courtesy of Signature Entertainment. Based on a true story, the film stars Josh Hartnett as Eric LeMarque, a snowboarder that went missing during a storm in the High Sierra Mountains.

Eric LeMarque (Josh Hartnett; TV’s Penny Dreadful, Lucky Number Slevin) is a thrill-seeking snowboarder with a weight of personal demons on his back. When he gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierra Mountains, LeMarque is pushed to the limit and forced to battle those demons head-on as he fights against the worst the elements can throw at him.

Directed by Scott Waugh (Need For Speed, Act Of Valour), 6 Below also stars Sarah Dumont (Don Jon, TV’s The Royals) and Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino (Summer Of Sam,
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New Trailer Lands For Josh Hartnett Starrer ‘6 Below’

Signature Entertainment has dropped the brand new trailer for the upcoming 6 Below, which stars Josh Hartnett. The film revolves around a recreational trip to the mountains which becomes a test of human endurance and a fight for survival. You can check out the new 6 Below trailer at the bottom of the post…

6 Below trailer: Josh Harnett leads the cast of this thrilling true story.

Here’s the full synopsis:

Eric LeMarque (Josh Hartnett) is a thrill-seeking snowboarder with a weight of personal demons on his back. When he gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierra Mountains, LeMarque is pushed to the limit and forced to battle those demons head-on as he fights against the worst the elements can throw at him.

Related: Penny Dreadful Season 3 Trailer: Fear Your Dark Side

Featuring a mesmerising tour de force from Hartnett as real-life hero LeMarque,
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‘6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain’ Trailer: Josh Hartnett Fights to Survive

‘6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain’ Trailer: Josh Hartnett Fights to Survive
Josh Hartnett recently did some of, if not the best work of his career with Penny Dreadful. Since the short-lived Showtime series wrapped up, he’s shot a few films yet to come out, including 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain. The snowy survival tale comes from director Scott Waugh, the stuntman-turned-director who helmed Act of Valor and Need for Speed. Below, check out […]

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Josh Hartnett in Official Trailer for '6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain'

"What do you want from me?!" Momentum Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for a survival movie called 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, telling the faith-based story of a former hockey player and adrenaline junkie who gets stranded in the mountains. He must "battle his own personal demons" in order to survive. Josh Hartnett stars as as Eric LeMarque, who ends up lost while snowboarding in the High Sierras when a massive winter storm hits. Also starring Mira Sorvino, Sarah Dumont, Kale Culley, and Jason Cottle. Despite this being billed as "one of the most amazing tales of survival" it looks pretty much like every other tale of snowy survival. Right down to the wolves. And that song makes my eyes roll big time. Here's a trailer (+ poster) for Scott Waugh's 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain Trailer, on YouTube: When a snowstorm strands former professional hockey player Eric LeMarque
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Sylvester Stallone And Jackie Chan To Team Up For Ex-Baghdad

Fans of action movies are in for a real treat today, as Deadline is reporting that Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone, both icons of the genre, are set to team up for for Ex-Baghdad, an upcoming thriller produced by Chan’s Sr Media company. With a budget of $80 million, it’s looking to be one of the most costly Chinese productions to date and though both actors are now signed on, no release timetable or shooting schedule has been revealed just yet.

From what we understand, though, the film will revolve around a “Chinese-run oil refinery located in Mosul, Iraq that gets attacked by terrorists.” The owners of the refinery then call in Chan – who plays a private security contractor – to rescue the workers being held hostage. However, he can’t do it alone, and so he recruits Stallone’s ex-marine, leading to the two teaming up to save the day.
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Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan join forces for Ex-Baghdad

Action icons Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan are teaming up for the action thriller Ex-Baghdad, an $80 million budgeted Chinese production, which is being directed by Scott Waugh (Need for Speed).

The official synopsis for Ex-Baghdad reads: “When a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul, Iraq, a Chinese private security contractor (Chan) is called in to extract the oil workers. He learns, however, that the attackers’ real plan is to steal a fortune in oil, and teams up with an American former Marine (Stallone) to stop them.”

Stallone can currently be seen in theaters as Stakar in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, while Chan has recently completed filming on Journey to China: The Mystery of the Iron Mask, which saw him appearing alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone Team for Action Thriller Ex-Baghdad

Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone Team for Action Thriller Ex-Baghdad
After Sylvester Stallone backed out of the fourth and final Expendables sequel back in March, the actor had a big hole in his schedule, which has now been fillled. The actor will be teaming up with international action icon Jackie Chan on a new action-thriller entitled Ex-Baghdad, which is said to be one of the biggest movies ever to come out of China. After Expendables 4 fell apart, Sylvester Stallone looked to this project to take on next, although it hasn't been confirmed when filming will begin.

Deadline reports that Scott Waugh (Need for Speed) has been set to direct, from a script by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco). The story follows a Chinese private security contractor (Jackie Chan), who is assigned to extract the Chinese workers of an oil refinery in Mosul, Iraq. When the contractor learns that the attackers plan on stealing a fortune's worth of oil, he teams
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Jackie Chan and Slyvester Stallone Team Up for Action Thriller ‘Ex-Baghdad’

Jackie Chan and Slyvester Stallone Team Up for Action Thriller ‘Ex-Baghdad’
Get ready for some adrenaline-pumping action: Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone are teaming up on the big screen for Ex-Baghdad, a politically-charged action thriller to be directed by Scott Waugh. The is the first time the two action stars have been paired onscreen, despite their similarly legendary careers throughout the ’80s and ’90s. It’s actually a […]

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Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan Teaming Up For Massive China-Produced Action Movie

Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan Teaming Up For Massive China-Produced Action Movie
Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan are teaming up for the first time to star in a two-hander action film to be produced in China, according to Deadline. The film will be titled “Ex-Baghdad” and it’s to be helmed by “Act of Valor” and “Need for Speed” director Scott Waugh. The $80 million project would be one of the biggest films to come out of China.

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“Ex-Baghdad” follows a Chinese private security contractor (Chan) and an American former Marine (Stallone) who team up to stop a group of delinquents who attack a China-run oil refinery in Mosul, Iraq, to steal a fortune in oil.

The script is by Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco,” “The Titan”). Chan will produce through his company Sr Media, with Qi Jianhong (“1911”), Talent International’s Esmond Ren (“Chinese Zodiac”), and Hans Canosa
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Stallone and Chan team-up for Scott Waugh’s big budget Ex-Baghdad

Author: Zehra Phelan

What happens when you put together a man known as a raw street fighter with a martial arts expert? A brand new action thriller called Ex-Baghdad which will be led by The Expendables and Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone and Rush Hour’s Jackie Chan.

The Need for Speed and Act of Valor director, Scott Waugh will take the helm in the big budget action. Waugh will have a staggering $80 million dollars to play with for this film which will mark it as one of China’s biggest budget movies to ever come out of the country.

Anyone would assume the two veteran action stars would go head to head in this new venture, which is said to be Stallone’s replacement after he parted way with The Expendables but the two will actually be working as a team according to the following synopsis.

When a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul,
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Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan to team for ‘Ex-Baghdad’

Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan will team for a new action-thriller called Ex-Baghdad for director Scott Waugh. Deadline reports that the $80 million production is written by Arash Amel (Grace Of Monaco).

The trade blog also added a synopsis for the film, which should kick off production this year.

When a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul, Iraq, a Chinese private security contractor (Chan) is called in to extract the oil workers. He learns, however, that the attackers’ real plan is to steal a fortune in oil, and teams up with an American former Marine (Stallone) to stop them.

This is the first time the two film legends have appeared on-screen together with Ex-Baghdad being the movie that Stallone chose to make instead of another Expendables sequel, a film that Chan was rumoured to be joining.

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Sylvester Stallone, Jackie Chan set for new action film

Simon Brew May 12, 2017

Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan are to make an action film set in Iraq, and around the Highway Of Death area.

For the first time, Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan are set to share the screen together, as the pair have signed up for the new action thriller, Ex-Baghdad. The movie is being produced by Sr Media, Chan's company, and Stallone is reported to have picked up this film as a consequence of his decision to quit The Expendables movie series.

The movie centres on a Chinese-run oil refinery that’s based in Iraq. When it gets attacked, its owners call in Jackie Chan to help free its workers. He in turn needs a bit of help from a former Us Marine – that’d be Stallone – and action ensues. It's being directed by Scott Waugh, who helmed the Need For Speed film. Waugh also worked as a
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Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone Team Up for Action Pic 'Ex-Baghdad'

Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone Team Up for Action Pic 'Ex-Baghdad'
Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone are teaming up for an action movie.

Scott Waugh, who helmed Need for Speed, is in negotiations to direct Ex-Baghdad, the action project in which Chan and Stallone will star.

Talent International is set to finance with Chan, Hans Canosa, Esmond Ren, and Joe Tam producing.

The story centers on two ex-special forces soldiers who must escort a group of civilians along Baghdad’s "Highway of Death" to the safety of the Green Zone.

The project is budgeted at $80 million, which sources say is one of the highest for a Chinese production.

The project is aimed...
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Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone Team For Scott Waugh-Directed ‘Ex-Baghdad’

Exclusive: Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone are teamed to star in Ex-Baghdad, a timely action thriller that Scott Waugh has been set to direct. It is an $80 million budget action film that becomes one of the biggest budget films to come out of China. Chan will serve as a producer through his company Sr Media, with Qi Jianhong and Talent International's Esmond Ren. Sr Media and Talent International will also finance the film. Hans Canosa is also producing. The film is a…
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Berlin: Josh Hartnett Survival Epic '6 Below' Goes to Momentum for Ultra-Widescreen Release in U.S.

Berlin: Josh Hartnett Survival Epic '6 Below' Goes to Momentum for Ultra-Widescreen Release in U.S.
6 Below is hot with Entertainment One’s Momentum Pictures, nabbing U.S. distribution rights for the Tooley Productions thriller.

The Josh Hartnett starrer, directed by Scott Waugh, will be released in late 2017. It will be one of the first films to be released in major market U.S. theaters in partnership with Barco’s Escape ultra-wide three-screen panoramic format for a fully immersive theatrical experience.

Based on a true story from 2004, the survival epic stars Hartnett as Eric LeMarque, the former Olympic hockey player who got caught in a storm while snowboarding and was stranded for eight days in subzero temperatures in...
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Momentum Acquires U.S. Rights To ‘6 Below’ Starring Josh Hartnett – Berlin

Entertainment One’s Momentum Pictures has taken U.S. distribution rights to Tooley Productions’ thriller 6 Below. A fact-based modern prodigal son survival story, it’s directed by Scott Waugh with Josh Hartnett playing former Olympic hockey player Eric LeMarque. A release is planned in late 2017. Momentum focuses on distributing multiplatform film, television and special interest content in the U.S. and globally. It will additionally release 6 Below in all Barco Escape…
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Josh Hartnett thriller '6 Below' secures Us deal

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Exclusive: Tooley Productions strikes Efm deal on Eric LeMarque feature.

Momentum Pictures has acquired Us rights to Tooley Productions’ thriller 6 Below starring Josh Hartnett and Mira Sorvino.

Good Universe represents international rights at the Efm to the true story of Olympic hockey player Eric LeMarque, who survives when he gets lost in a storm while snowboarding and must come to terms with his drug addiction.

Scott Waugh directed 6 Below and previously collaborated with producer Tucker Tooley on Act Of Valor.

Tooley Productions and Sonar Entertainment financed the film, which eOne-owned Momentum plans to release later in the year. Tooley Productions’ first-look partner SquareOne will distribute in Germany.

Tooley produces alongside Hartnett and Waugh as well as Simon Swart, Bradley Pilz and October Sky Pictures. Thomas Lesinski of Sonar Entertainment is an executive producer.

6 Below will be one of the first films to be released in major market Us theatres in Barco Escape, the three-screen
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