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Carnaby acquires Simon West's 'Thunder Run'

18 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Iraq war action-thriller gets new sales company. Ray Liotta comedy-drama Sticky Notes also joins slate.

UK sales outfit Carnaby has acquired world rights to long-gestating Simon West (Con-Air) action-thriller Thunder Run.

Based on Pulitzer Prize winning correspondent David Zucchino’s non-fiction book Thunder Run - The Armored Strike To Capture Baghdad, the script has been adapted by Black Hawk Down screenwriter Ken Nolan and Robert Pot (Numb3rs).

Jib Polhemus and Harry Stourton will produce under the Simon West Productions banner together with Carnaby’s Sean O’Kelly and Andrew Loveday. Production is planned for Q1, 2017, with casting underway and Carnaby planning a buyer presentation in Berlin.

Set in 2003 Iraq, Thunder Run is the story of the capture of Baghdad by American forces at the onset of the Iraq War.

Carnaby has also boarded world rights to comedy-drama Sticky Notes starring Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Rose Leslie (Game Of Thrones), Justin Bartha (The Hangover) and Gina Rodriguez ([link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Horror Channel unleashes a fear-filled February of premieres

22 January 2016 4:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Horror Channel has announced eight petrifying premieres for Friday and Saturday nights this February, including the UK TV Premiere of Daric Gates’ possession thriller The Appearing and the Network premieres of Paul Hyett’s disturbing directorial debut The Seasoning House, Stephen King’s psychological thriller Secret Window, starring Johnny Depp and Renny Harlin’s supernatural cult favourite The Covenant.

Other network premieres for Friday nights include Christian Duguay’s dystopian Sci-Fi actioner Screamers and Robert Heath’s Brit revenge shocker Truth or Dare, whilst Saturday night’s exclusive line-up embraces haunting chiller Darkness Falls and Simon West’s frenzied pulse-racer When a Stranger Calls.

Full details in transmission order:

Fri 5 Feb @ 10.55pm – Screamers (1995) *Network Premiere

Based on Philip K. Dick’s short story “Second Variety”, this cult favourite stars Peter Weller as Cmdr. Joe Hendricksson, who sets out across the surface of Sirius 6B, hoping to settle a violent labour »

- Gary Collinson

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27 British films to look out for in 2016

7 January 2016 1:54 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Cheer on local talent with these potentially great UK films from 2016, including drama, comedy, action, horror, fantasy & more…

While Batman Vs Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse and other mega franchises are expected to dominate cinemas in 2016, let’s hear it for the films below. None are sequels, few have titanic budgets, all of them are British and each of them has the potential to be great.

2016 looks to be a particularly strong year for UK crime drama, with Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us and Michael Apted’s Unlocked on their way. Military thrillers are also well represented this year, with Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky, Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle, and Simon West’s Stratton incoming. There’s also comedy, fantasy, drama, horror and even a musical waiting for you below.

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- louisamellor

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