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"Red Sonja" Film Gets A New Scribe

26 February 2015 10:35 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Christopher Cosmos has been brought onboard to write a brand new script for a "Red Sonja" movie.

Nu Image/Millennium Films has long been developing a "Red Sonja" movie based on the flame-haired female warrior character created by "Conan the Barbarian" author Robert E. Howard and comic writer Roy Thomas.

No director or actors are attached at this stage. Robert Rodriguez, Simon West, Rose McGowan and Amber Heard were linked to previous incarnations of the project.

Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, Christa Campbell, and Lati Grobman will executive produce.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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'Red Sonja' Moves Forward with a New Writer

26 February 2015 5:35 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After several years of delays without any significant movement, Nu Image/Millennium Films is finally moving forward with their Red Sonja movie, hiring screenwriter Christopher Cosmos to handle scripting duties. No details were given regarding the new writer's take on the project, which is based on the character created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith for Marvel, which was loosely based on the character Red Sonya of Rogatino in Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard's 1934 short story .

The project has been in the works for nearly a decade, with Robert Rodriguez initially developing Red Sonja as a starring vehicle for his girlfriend at the time, actress Rose McGowan. Douglas Aarniokoski (Nurse 3D) was also attached to direct at one point, but he is no longer involved as well. The last we heard about the project was back in 2011, when producer Avi Lerner revealed that Amber Heard was being »

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'Red Sonja' Moves Forward with a New Writer

26 February 2015 5:35 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After several years of delays without any significant movement, Nu Image/Millennium Films is finally moving forward with their Red Sonja movie, hiring screenwriter Christopher Cosmos to handle scripting duties. No details were given regarding the new writer's take on the project, which is based on the character created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith for Marvel, which was loosely based on the character Red Sonya of Rogatino in Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard's 1934 short story .

The project has been in the works for nearly a decade, with Robert Rodriguez initially developing Red Sonja as a starring vehicle for his girlfriend at the time, actress Rose McGowan. Douglas Aarniokoski (Nurse 3D) was also attached to direct at one point, but he is no longer involved as well. The last we heard about the project was back in 2011, when producer Avi Lerner revealed that Amber Heard was being »

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Henry Cavill To Star In Simon West-Directed Thriller Stratton

25 February 2015 1:18 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Before we catch sight of Henry Cavill reprising his Man Of Steel role in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, he’s committing to a variety of different projects, including this latest on from the director of Con Air. Variety reports that Simon West has signed to direct Cavill in Stratton, a special forces action thriller based on Duncan Falconer’s series of novels.

In the title role, Cavill will play a Special Boat Service operative who’s repeatedly sent into dangerous scenarios when British Intelligence are at their wits end. For Stratton, he will be sent across the globe as he’s tasked with tracking down an international terrorist cell. There are eight of Falconer’s books that chronicle Stratton’s adventures, but the movie is said to be based on the first, entitled The Hostage.

Here’s an abbreviated synopsis (via Amazon):

“When an undercover operation monitoring »

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Henry Cavill to Star in 'Expendables 2' Director's 'Stratton' Thriller

25 February 2015 12:03 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

While we're still waiting for the first glimpse of footage from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, we'll get to see Henry Cavill in a completely different light when he stars in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (watch the promising first trailer here). And this summer, he'll be taking on another film outside of the world of DC Comics as Screen Daily reports Cavill will star in Stratton, a special forces thriller form The Expendables 2 and Con-Air director Simon West. Cavill will play the title role in the film that is based on the first in a series of eight novels written by Duncan Falconer, a real ex-Special Boat Service operative. More below! The story follows Stratton as he and his team risk life, limb and national security to track down an international terrorist cell. Here's the official synopsis of the first book, called The Hostage, on which the film »

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Henry Cavill Takes on Action Thriller 'Stratton'

25 February 2015 10:16 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Henry Cavill has signed on to star in and produce the action-thriller Stratton, with Simon West (The Expendables 2) coming aboard to direct. The story is based on the first in a series of eight novels written by Duncan Falconer, a former operative in the Special Boat Services (Sbs). The story follows Henry Cavill's title character and his team, who "risk life, limb and national security to track down an international terrorist cell." Here's what Henry Cavill had to say about the project in a statement.

"I've long wanted to tell a story about the British Special Forces and finally the opportunity has come around. Duncan Falconer's work is fantastic and we are incredibly fortunate to be working with him so closely. We plan to convert the books to cinema as accurately as possible while keeping them topical. Simon West is »

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Simon West to Direct Henry Cavill in ‘Stratton’

25 February 2015 7:05 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Simon West has come on board  to direct Henry Cavill in action-thriller “Stratton” for Amber Entertainment, Promethean Productions and Gfm.

West, whose credits include “The Expendables 2″ and “Lara Croft,” is scheduled to shoot this summer in London and Italy.

Stratton” is based on the first of a series of eight novels by Duncan Falconer following a Special Boat Service operative tracking down an international terrorist cell through Central Asia, mainland Europe and London.

“I’ve long wanted to tell a story about the British Special Forces and finally the opportunity has come around,” Cavill said. “Duncan Falconer’s work is fantastic and we are incredibly fortunate to be working with him so closely. We plan to convert the books to cinema as accurately as possible while keeping them topical. Simon West is a perfect match for this movie with his ability to marry story telling and action, both of »

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Simon West will direct Henry Cavill in boat service commando flick Stratton

25 February 2015 4:46 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Not content with just being the man of steel or the man from U.N.C.L.E., Henry Cavill formed his own production company with his brother last year to bring another character to silver screens. That character is John Stratton, a Special Boat Service commando popularized in the Douglas Falconer novels that follow Stratton as he and his team track down a lethal international terrorist. Chosen to direct the first feature is Simon West, who more recently worked with Jason Statham in Wild Card. »

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Simon West Directs Cavill Sbs Thriller

25 February 2015 2:06 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Actor Henry Cavill is teaming with filmmaker Simon West ("Con Air," "The Expendables 2") for the special forces thriller "Stratton" for Amber Entertainment Ltd, Gfm Films and Cavill's production company Promethean Productions.

The film is based on the first of a series of eight novels by Duncan Falconer, an ex-operative for Britain's elite Special Boat Service (essentially the UK's Navy Seals). The story follows Stratton as he and his team risk life, limb and national security to track down an international terrorist cell.

Hothouse Music will provide the film’s music and filming will take place in the UK and Italy this summer.

Source: Screen »

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Simon West to direct Henry Cavill thriller

25 February 2015 1:43 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Expendables 2 director boards special forces action film.

Action director Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2) has come on board to direct Henry Cavill in special forces thriller Stratton, which is due to shoot in the UK and Italy this summer.

Man of Steel star Cavill star in the title role of  the film based on the first of a series of eight novels by ex-sbs (Special Boat Service is the sister arm to the Sas) operative Duncan Falconer

The story follows Stratton as he and his team risk life, limb and national security to track down an international terrorist cell.

The project was originally optioned and developed by Ileen Maisel and Lawrence Elman’s Amber Entertainment Ltd, who will co-produce with Promethean Productions, the production company created by Henry Cavill, his brother Charlie and producer Rex Glensy.

Gfm Films is providing finance and worldwide sales. Hothouse Music will provide the film’s music »

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

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Wild Card Movie Review

12 February 2015 8:03 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Wild Card Lionsgate Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  C+ Director:  Simon West Screenwriter:  William Goldman from the novel “Heat” by William Goldman Cast:  Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara Screened at:  Dolby24, NYC, 1/20/15 Opens:  January 30, 2015 If this is the best script that William Goldman can scratch out from his novel “Heat,” either he is wrongfully reinterpreting his own work or at the age of eighty-three he is slipping.  After all, Goldman, who has churned out Academy-award winning scripts, responsible for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “All The President’s Men,” “Marathon Man” (which made us  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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UK movie releases: March 2015

6 February 2015 8:58 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

March 6

Chappie

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Dev Patel

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

Kill the Messenger

Director: Michael Cuesta

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick

Running time: 112 mins

Certificate: 15

Still Alice

Director: Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore

Running time: 101 mins

Certificate: 12A

Unfinished Business

Director: Ken Scott

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

White Bird in a Blizzard

Director: Gregg Araki

Starring: Eva Green, Shailene Woodley

Running time: 91 mins

Certificate: 15

March 13

Far from the Madding Crowd

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

Run All Night

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Starring: Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

Suite Française

Director: Saul Dibb

Starring: Margot Robbie, Michelle Williams

Running time: 107 mins

Certificate: 15

Top Five

Director: Chris Rock

Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson

Running time: 102 mins

Certificate: 15

March 20

Insurgent

Director: Robert Schwentke

Starring: Shailene Woodley, »

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Goldcrest's Saboteur launches NY sales arm

4 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Saboteur will rep two films at the European Film Market.

Goldcrest’s New York-based doc distributor Saboteur Media is entering the international sales arena and will launch two films at the Efm.

Sales will be handled by Pierre Weisbein, formerly of Goldcrest, Canal+ and StudioCanal.

Screening in Berlin’s Panorama is Afghan war documentary Tell Spring Not To Come This Year, told from the Afghan perspective bydirectors Saeed Taji Farouky and Mike McEvoy.

Also on the slate is Shan Nicholson’s Rubble Kings about gangs and hip hop culture in new York between 1968 and 1975 . Saboteur will release day-and-date in the U.S. later this year.

Set up 18 months ago, Saboteur has handled the Us release of ten films including Sebastian Junger’s Korengal.

Nick Quested, executive director of Goldcrest Films, explained: “We aim to put our films in front of audiences wherever they are. Now with a broader reach, Pierre coming »

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

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Rickman, Holmes, Wood join Taxonomy

30 January 2015 8:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Cast rounds on Goldcrest’s Liz Garbus-Galt Niederhoffer comedy.

Alan Rickman, Katie Holmes, Evan Rachel Wood and Zosia Mamet have joined Liz Garbus comedy Taxonomy ahead of the Efm.

Goldcrest will be tempting buyers with the hot indie package, which is based on Galt Niederhoffer’s novel A Taxonomy of Barnacles.

Holmes, Wood and Mamet will star as the New York-raised Barnacle sisters who share a gigantic apartment overlooking Central Park with their self-made and Darwin obsessed father Barry.

Rickman will play Barry Barnacle who is increasingly frustrated by the unending chaos of being surrounded by beautiful, teenage daughters and their adventures in love and life.

Robot & Frank producer Niederhoffer will produce with Amy Hobby (Secretary) for Tangerine Entertainment

Production is due to get underway in New York this spring.

Acclaimed documentary director Garbus (Bobby Fischer Against the World) will direct Amy Lippman’s (Masters of Sex) script.

Goldcrest’s [link »

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

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Wild Card Review

29 January 2015 10:23 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jason Statham is one of the most magnetic action stars of his generation, although you wouldn’t know it from the middling to mediocre line-up of moderate-budgeted releases he has headlined over the last decade. The actor’s steely cool and casual intensity is often the best part of fleeting, forgettable genre films. However, if given a meatier character or some prime dialogue to chew on, Statham shows a drive, confidence and vulnerability that his other vehicles only hint at.

It turns out that Statham needed a refreshingly low-key slice of old-school noir from veteran screenwriter William Goldman, of All the President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame. Wild Card is certainly not a classic near the pantheon of those films, but it is above average for a high voltage flick with Statham’s name above the marquee. Goldman adapted the lurid thriller from his novel, »

- Jordan Adler

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Jason Statham in Wild Card: new UK trailer and poster

28 January 2015 4:28 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Statham stars as a tough Las Vegas bodyguard in action thriller, Wild Card. Here's the new UK trailer and poster...

In 1986, there was Heat, a thriller written by William Goldman and starring Burt Reynolds. Far from a hit critically or financially, Goldman later described the film as "One of my major disasters" - in no small part because its production was such a nightmare.

Heat was initially headed up by Robert Altman, but he was quickly replaced by Dick Richards, who got into a fight with Reynolds and left the set in an ambulance. Richards later returned, only to fall from a camera crane and depart, once again, on a stretcher.

Wild Card is essentially a remake of Heat, this time starring Jason Statham. But director Simon West says this is a more faithful version of William Goldman's original script, which was unfortunately compromised by the 1986 film's revolving door of directors. »

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Jason Statham Is Much More Badass Than Wild Card

27 January 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Sadly, the first film scripted by William Goldman to hit theaters since the anus-monster mess Dreamcatcher is no return to form, and this time, there's no ass-obsessed Stephen King book to blame. Goldman's script adapts Wild Card from his own 1985 novel Heat, a Las Vegas noir in which a tough with a gambling problem rents himself out to folks who need muscle — and, on the side, runs into lots of friends whose problems can only be solved through his skills weaponizing any sharp object he happens to clutch. Don't mess with him if he's got cutlery!

Director Simon West's film doesn't improve much on the 1986 version, the Heat that's not Michael Mann's, but star Jason Statham proves a more credible improv-killer than Burt Reynolds did. Overstuffed and »

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The Chips Are Down For Jason Statham In New Poster For Action Flick Wild Card

27 January 2015 9:02 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Given the cult status of The Mechanic, it’s no wonder that it has only taken four years for director Simon West to reunite with his no-nonsense star Jason Statham for another bout of high-octane action. Only this time around, the filmmaker is shifting the action to Sin City for Wild Card, which will see the Stath step into the shoes of an ex-marine with an uncontrollable penchant for gambling.

With a script from William Goldman — creative mind behind Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride – there’s certainly an air of promise with the pair’s latest outing. Centering around Nick Wild (Statham), Wild Card will see our protagonist get in deep with the sharks when he steps up to protect a friend, only to find that he has gotten on the wrong side of some of the most ruthless mob bosses in town.

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Weitz to Script 'Star Wars' Spin-off, West Directing 'Blob' Remake and Reynolds Happy 'Deadpool' is On the Way

26 January 2015 4:24 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Chris Weitz (About A Boy, Cinderella) is coming on to rewrite the script for Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spin-off after Gary Whitta bounced after completing a first draft. THR Simon West (The Mechanic, The Expendables 2) will direct a remake of the 1958 horror classic The Blob, which will likely be a complete nightmare with West saying things such as, "With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob. The world I create will be totally believable, immersive and emotionally satisfying. It's a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to a wider audience and a whole new era of fans." Ummmm, apparently you missed what made the first movie such a classic. Good luck with that as this won't be the first time it has been remade, but hopefully the last. Deadline Ryan Reynolds spoke with MTV about Deadpool finally getting off the ground telling the site, »

- Brad Brevet

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Con Air Director Simon West to Remake The Blob Horror Film

24 January 2015 1:07 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

"The Blob" horror film was originally released in 1958. Exactly thirty years later, in 1988, we got a remake. And now comes word that "Con Air" director Simon West is attached to remake "The Blob" again. The story focuses on a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everyone in its path. "With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of 'The Blob,'" said West. "The world I create will be totally believable, immersive and emotionally satisfying. It's a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to a wider audience and a whole new era of fans." The plan is to begin shooting this summer and start getting the word out at the Berlin film market next month. »

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