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Carnaby's Afm deal-making includes German 'Offenders' deal, 'Kids' sale to China

11 November 2016 3:52 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Carnaby International Sales & Distribution has confirmed a number of deals on its slate at the Afm.

Carnaby’s first market with Irish comedy The Young Offenders saw deals for Germany (Studio Hamburg) and Former Yugoslavia (Discovery). 

Coming-of-age drama Kids in Love, starring Cara Delevingne and Will Poulter, was acquired for China (Shanghai Shining Media) and Latin American Pay TV (Cdc Network).

Action adventure title Mercury Plains, starring Scott Eastwood, closed a deal with Program Store for France.

Simon West’s forthcoming action comedy Salty, starring Antonio Banderas, sold to Tanweer for Greece.

Tanweer also bought parts 2 and 3 of the Rise of the Footsoldier crime franchise.

The Iggy Pop starring thriller Blood Orange sold to Sky for the UK.

Danny Dyer thriller Assassin sold to Trans World Associates for Japan. 

Carnaby joint CEO Sean O’Kelly said, “This Afm seemed quiet in the Loews in terms of people milling around but, importantly, all of »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Carnaby's Afm boom includes German 'Offenders' deal, 'Kids' sale to China

11 November 2016 3:52 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Carnaby International Sales & Distribution has confirmed a number of deals on its slate at the Afm.

Carnaby’s first market with Irish comedy The Young Offenders saw deals for Germany (Studio Hamburg) and Former Yugoslavia (Discovery). 

Coming-of-age drama Kids in Love, starring Cara Delevingne and Will Poulter, was acquired for China (Shanghai Shining Media) and Latin American Pay TV (Cdc Network).

Action adventure title Mercury Plains, starring Scott Eastwood, closed a deal with Program Store for France.

Simon West’s forthcoming action comedy Salty, starring Antonio Banderas, sold to Tanweer for Greece.

Tanweer also bought parts 2 and 3 of the Rise of the Footsoldier crime franchise.

The Iggy Pop starring thriller Blood Orange sold to Sky for the UK.

Danny Dyer thriller Assassin sold to Trans World Associates for Japan. 

Carnaby joint CEO Sean O’Kelly said, “This Afm seemed quiet in the Loews in terms of people milling around but, importantly, all of »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Dinard festival sets Brexit panel, Claude Lelouch as jury president

20 September 2016 5:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Competition films include Alice Lowe’s Prevenge and John Carney’s Sing Street.

The programme and jury for this year’s Dinard British Film Festival (Sept 28 – Oct 2) – the annual celebration of British cinema hosted on the French coast – has been revealed.

Presiding over the 2016 jury will be Oscar-winning French writer and director Claude Lelouch (A Man And A Woman), who will be joined by actor James d’Arcy (Master And Commander), actress and scriptwriter Victoria Bedos (La Famille Bélier), actress Julie Ferrier (Heartbreaker), distributor and producer Eric Lagesse (Beijing Bicycle), actor and director Jalil Lespert (Human Resources), actress Anne Parillaud (La Femme Nikita), producer Colin Vaines (Coriolanus), actor Phil Davis (Notes On A Scandal), and actress Florence Thomassin (Mesrine).

Among the festival’s industry events will be a round table discussion titled Brexit… What next? Following a screening of documentary Versus, The Life And Films Of Ken Loach, proceedings will be led by regular Ken Loach producer »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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‘Mechanic: Resurrection’ Critical Roundup: Reviews Are Mixed On Jason Statham’s Latest Thrill Ride

26 August 2016 10:10 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 2011, “Con Air” director Simon West directed the Jason Statham action vehicle “The Mechanic,” a remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson film, about professional assassin Arthur Bishop who makes his hits look like accidents. The film garnered mixed reviews and grossed over $60 million worldwide. Now, Statham returns as Bishop in the sequel “Mechanic: Resurrection” and critics are still mixed on the latest high-octane action fare.

Read More: ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’ Trailer: Jason Statham Kicks Ass & Takes Names in Action-Packed Sequel

Los Angeles Times‘ Noel Murray says that when the film clicks “it becomes action cinema in its purest visual form: just one buff, taciturn dude doing major damage to his enemies,” but that only constitutes about half the movie. He suggests to “fast-forward to the stunts” when it comes out on home video, arguing that you “won’t miss a thing.”

The Hollywood Reporter‘s Frank Scheck claims that “Resurrection” is “certainly »

- Vikram Murthi

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Jason Statham’s 7 Best Performances

23 August 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been a rubbish summer at the multiplex, and with the best will in the world, we can’t necessarily see it being rescued this weekend with the debut of “Mechanic: Resurrection.” It’s a needless sequel to Simon West‘s unacclaimed 2011 title “The Mechanic,” which is itself an unsought remake of the unremembered 1972 Michael Winner […]

The post Jason Statham’s 7 Best Performances appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Jessica Kiang

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Coming Distractions: Dominic Cooper fixates on terrorists and maybe some boats in the Stratton trailer

3 August 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Ian Fleming’s character James Bond was ostensibly a commander in the Royal Navy, but we rarely saw him get much action on any sea vessels aside from the odd shag after blowing up an island base. John Stratton, likewise, maintains a somewhat tenuous connection to boats, despite being a Special Boat Service operator in the British Secret Intelligence Service. At least so far as we can tell from this trailer. Maybe 90 percent of Simon West’s new spy thriller Stratton takes place on the deck of ships, and they just chose not to focus on that for this trailer. Fair enough.

Dominic Cooper (Preacher) stars as the title character, a slightly reinvented version of the author whose books inspired the film. Duncan Falconer is the pseudonym of an actual former Sbs commando who spun his own autobiography out into a series of fictional novels to presumably show how ...

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- Dennis DiClaudio

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Awfully Good: Con Air

3 August 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Before DC unleashes Suicide Squad on the public, let's look back at another time a group of bad guys got loose and stole the show…   Con Air (1997)   Director: Simon West Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich The touching story of a convict with a heart of gold and his struggle to get his stuffed rabbit home to his daughter. Now before... Read More »

- Jason Adams

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Stratton Trailer: Dominic Cooper Fights Terrorism in Simon West's Latest

2 August 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Based on the Duncan Falconer book series, Stratton began life as a vehicle for Superman himself, Henry Cavill, before the Man of Steel bowed out of the project and Dominic Cooper took over. With his performance in AMC's Preacher getting a decent reception, the change up may not have been such a bad thing in the end. In the film, Cooper plays a Special British Boat Service commando tasked with tracking down a terrorist cell.  Stratton is directed by Simon West (Expendables 2, Con Air) who's no stranger to big action and the screenplay was writer by novelist Duncan Folconer.  Along with Cooper, the film stars Gemma Chan, Austin Stowell, Tyler Hoechlin, Tom Felton, Thomas Kretschmann, Derek Jacobi, Connie Nielsen and Jake Fairbrother. There is no official...

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Dominic Cooper Headlines High-Octane Trailer For MI6 Thriller Stratton

2 August 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Once packaged as a Henry Cavill vehicle before the current Man of Steel was forced to bow out due to scheduling conflicts, Simon West’s (The Mechanic) MI6 thriller Stratton is still barrelling down on its 2016 release date, only this time it is Dominic Cooper that takes up arms as the titular agent.

Thanks to AMC’s live-action Preacher series, Cooper’s stock is rising and rising fast, and this time he’s delving into the secretive world of espionage action and biochemical weapons. Loosely based on Duncan Falconer’s novel of the same name, Stratton reads like your typical flick of a one-man-army going up against the odds, pitting Cooper’s Special Boat Service operative – yes, that appears to be a real job title – against a band of unruly terrorists.

Rounding out the casting docket are Gemma Chan, Austin Stowell, Tyler Hoechlin, Tom Felton, Thomas Kretschmann, Derek Jacobi, Connie Nielsen, »

- Michael Briers

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Martin Dingle Wall Joins Simon West’s ‘Salty’; Carter MacIntyre Climbs Aboard ‘Hunter Killer’

13 July 2016 8:14 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Australian actor Martin Dingle Wall has joined the cast of Simon West’s Salty opposite Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko. Known for such Oz TV series as Upper Middle Bogan, Home And Away and Cops Lac, he also recently starred in feature Strangerland. Salty, which began principal photography last month in Chile, sees Banderas as an aging rock star and reformed sex addict married to a supermodel who is abducted by pirates while on vacation. The story is adapted… »

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Five Directors Who Could Direct ‘Top Gun 2’

7 July 2016 6:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

As you may have determined, there will be a Top Gun sequel at some point in the very near future. Jerry Bruckheimer teased an image with Tom Cruise a little while ago via his Twitter account, but since then things have gone a little bit quiet.

Cruise is currently shooting The Mummy for Universal and then he’ll reprise his role as Ethan Hunt in a sixth Mission: Impossible movie for Paramount. In between he’ll hit the road to promote the Jack Reacher sequel and then, hopefully, we hope he’ll turn his attention to Top Gun 2 – after all, the original film is thirty years old next year.

What we haven’t considered is who will direct it. As we all know, Tony Scott sadly passed away a couple of years ago, and his legendary shoes are going to be really difficult to fill.

Scott was a truly unique, »

- The Hollywood News

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Nicolas Cage: examining his recent straight-to-dvd movies

4 July 2016 9:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Jul 5, 2016

We dig through the ten recent straight-to-dvd films of Mr Nicolas Cage. Can we find a gem in there?

The first Nicolas Cage movie I saw wasn’t one of the cool ones. It wasn’t Wild At Heart, Raising Arizona or even Valley Girl. It was the Cher rom-com, Moonstruck.

My mum, having just gone through an acrimonious divorce, was trying to drum up the optimism to find love again, and apparently that involved watching a lot of rom-coms where an idealised – or at least intrinsically whimsical – version of love prevailed over boring old steadfast responsibility.

She would watch Dirty Dancing three or four times in a day, rewinding the ending relentlessly and bawling her eyes out. A VHS of Baby Boom was worn down until the tape resembled a type of grey, flimsy nylon. I hesitate to imagine what she was projecting with repeated viewings of Overboard, »

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Olga Kurylenko joins Antonio Banderas in Simon West’s 'Salty'

27 June 2016 5:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shoot underway in Chile on crowd-funded action-comedy from Con Air director.

Olga Kurylenko (Quantum Of Solace) will star opposite Antonio Banderas in Simon West’s (Con Air) action-comedy Salty, which begins principal photography today in Chile.

Kurylenko will play Sheila Enry wife of Banderas’ Turk Enry, an ageing rock star and reformed sex addict married to a supermodel who is abducted by pirates on holiday in Chile.

The partly crowd-funded film is being produced by Los Angeles and UK-based production company, Simon West Productions and is adapted from the novel by Mark Haskell Smith.

Producers are Jib Polhemus (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) and Harry Stourton (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) with screenplay by Mark Haskell Smith (TV series Star Trek Voyager) and Toby Davies (The Mitchell and Webb Look).

Director West said: “‘I’m delighted Olga has joined Antonio and the rest of the cast. Her talents in both action and comedy make her the perfect ‘Sheila’. I’m excited »

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

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First Trailer For Mechanic: Resurrection Arrives

23 June 2016 5:07 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Remaking the 1972 Charles Bronson flick of the same name, 2011’s The Mechanic proved to be pretty sick action thriller, with Jason Statham in full bad ass mode as the titular hit man, Arthur Bishop. Swapping out original director Simon West for We Are the Night’s Denis Gansel, Mechanic: Resurrection sees Bishop make his triumphant return to the world of contract killing, bringing Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones along for the ride, with a tale that sees him tasked with pulling off a series of seemingly impossible assassinations on the most dangerous men in the world. Even though there’s a new guy at the helm, there’s no denying that Resurrection captures the style of the original perfectly, and Statham is on top form doing what he does best. As well as promising some bad ass action beats (the opening with the glass bottomed pool looks suitably impressive »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Mechanic: Resurrection – first poster for The Statham’s latest

16 June 2016 10:58 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We've had to wait until August for the first Jason Statham film of the year - but The Mechanic sequel isn't too far away...

This year, chums, has seen a sad state of affairs. The mighty Jason Statham has not yet appeared in a feature film on our cinema screens, and hasn’t since last year’s terrific Spy.

But thankfully, the drought is coming to an end.

This August, he’s returning for The Mechanic sequel, entitled Mechanic: Resurrection. He’s leading quite a cast, too. Alongside him this time are Tommy Lee Jones (with some quite excellent facial hair, Jessica Alba and Michelle Yeoh.

Dennis Gansel is taking over directing from Simon West, and the movie is earmarked for cinemas on August 26th.

The first poster for the film has landed, which suggests that a trailer can’t be too far away. You can see »

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Casting: Meyers, Bruhl, Redgrave, Banderas

14 May 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The 12th Man

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has signed on to play German commander Kurt Stage in Harold Zwart's WW2 drama "The 12th Man". The story follows Jan Baalsrud, a Norwegian resistance fighter, one of a dozen saboteurs trained by British intelligence to carry out a raid on an air traffic control tower in the Norwegian city of Bardufoss in 1943. [Source: THR]

Mafiya

Daniel Bruhl has signed up for the ten-episode TV series "Mafiya" for The Weinstein Co. and ITV Studios. William Nicholson ("Gladiator," "Shadowlands") penned the script which is set around the fall of the Soviet Union as criminal gangs and private armies clashed over wealth and control. Bruhl plays a man who goes from street trader to one of the richest and powerful individuals in the country. [Source: THR]

Aspern Papers

Mother and daughter Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson are teaming to star in Julien Landais' "Aspern Papers" for Film House Germany. »

- Garth Franklin

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Cannes 2016 Market Roundup: Marion Cotillard, Idris Elba and More Set New Projects (Updated)

14 May 2016 5:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 5 Ways the Cannes Market Will Impact Indie Film The Cannes Market is an oftentimes overwhelming source of breaking news stories, so we're sorting through the clutter this year to present a roundup of the biggest and best breaking news stories. From major casting announcements to filmmakers boarding exciting new projects, you can find a complete rundown of the stories below. Content will be updated as news breaks straight from the Cannes Market.  Wednesday, May 11 - Antonio Banderas will play the lead in Simon West's action-comedy "Salty." The actor will play an aged rock star and sex addict who must save his supermodel wife after she is kidnapped by pirates. According to THR, the film is being billed as "'The Hangover'-meets-'Spinal Tap'" West is best known as the director of "Con Air" and "Tomb Raider."  - Idris Elba and Naomie Harris are teaming up to star »

- Zack Sharf

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Antonio Banderas To Star In ‘Salty’; Frank Grillo Is ‘Wheelman’ – Cannes Briefs

11 May 2016 2:25 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Antonio Banderas has been set to star in Simon West's action-comedy, Salty. Principal photography begins next month in Chile. Banderas will play Turk Henry, an aging rock star and reformed sex addict married to a supermodel who is abducted by pirates while on vacation. The story is adapted from the novel by Mark Haskell Smith. Carnaby Sales & Distribution is handling world rights on the film which is said to be the largest equity crowd-funded project ever. Deals are… »

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Simon West To Helm "War Wolf"

4 May 2016 2:21 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Veteran action director Simon West ("Con Air," "The Mechanic") has been set to helm the supernatural period war drama "War Wolf" for Fortitude International and Amber Entertainment.

Set in 1356, after decades of relentless war between the French and English armies, an English solider is awarded the castle of his French assassin enemy. But in the walls and the lands that surround it, someone has reawakened the Loup de Guerre, a nightmarish creature on a killing spree.

West will direct from a script by Andy Briggs and Paul Finch for what is a first in a planned franchise. Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman and Jib Polhemus are producing and filming begins in Italy in November.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Simon West to Direct Fantasy-Action Movie ‘War Wolf’ (Exclusive)

4 May 2016 11:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran action director Simon West has been set to helm “War Wolf,” with shooting set for Italy in November, Variety has learned.

Producers are Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman and Jib Polhemus. West will direct from a script by Andy Briggs and Paul Finch.

Fortitude International will launch international sales in Cannes. “War Wolf” is the first in a planned franchise of films under a partnership between West, Fortitude International and Amber Entertainment centered around the magical world of the Loup de Guerre.

Finch, author of the “Heck” crime novels, is currently working on a novelization of the project.

War Wolf” is set in 1356, after decades of relentless war between the French and English armies, with English solider Earl Hugo awarded the castle of his enemy, the French assassin Mauchet. But in the walls of the castle and the lands that surround it, someone has reawakened the Loup de Guerre, the »

- Dave McNary

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