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7 items from 2015


Ridley Scott’s The Martian Highlight of 20th Century Fox’s CinemaCon 2015 Event

25 April 2015 6:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Following the exciting presentation at CinemaCon last week, 20th Century Fox released some new details for their upcoming releases. Check out the official synopses along with some photos for all their 2015 and 2016 films.

The highlight of the event was the must-see film of 2015 – Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, »

- Michelle McCue

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Michael Bay’s 451 Media Group Receives Chinese Investment

1 April 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Transformers” director Michael Bay is partnering with Chinese toy and entertainment company Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co. Ltd. through his newly launched 451 Media Group intellectual property concern.

451 Media announced Wednesday it has received a strategic investment of an undisclosed amount from the Chinese company, which already distributes in China for Hasbro and Mattel. The deal will give Alpha Animation distribution rights and merchandising rights to 451 Media properties for China, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

“It’s a great opportunity to shape and develop entertainment properties that lend themselves to numerous platforms, an ability to cultivate franchises,” said Bay in a statement.

Bay co-founded 451 Media with John and Anthony Gentile, the creators of brands such as Micronauts, Visionaries, Sky Dancers and Power Glove; and Douglas Nunes, who serves as the company’s chief operating officer.

Bay directed all four “Transformers” films. Chinese companies China Movie Channel and Jiaflix Enterprises co-produced last »

- Dave McNary

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'Hitman: Agent 47' Poster Featuring Rupert Friend

2 March 2015 7:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Rupert Friend has run into some big trouble on the latest poster for Hitman: Agent 47. Based on the popular video game series, 20th Century Fox is rebooting the action-packed adventure, which hits theaters at the tail end of summer. And if this latest sneak peek is any indication, we're about to see some epic gunfire as Agent 47 goes to work!

Hitman: Agent 47 follows an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits 47 of a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. His latest target is a young woman on the run from powerful and clandestine forces. The mission brings startling revelations about the lethal agent and his prey, hurtling them on a collision course with their pasts. And this time, his number may be up.

Aleksander Bach makes his directorial debut with Hitman: Agent 47, from a script by Skip Woods, Kyle Ward and Michael Finch. »

- MovieWeb

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Fox Releases ‘Hitman: Agent 47′ Trailer, Takes Down Fans in Viral Video

11 February 2015 9:40 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Six months before its Aug. 28 opening, Fox has released the first trailer for “Hitman: Agent 47,” its upcoming video game adaptation starring “Homeland’s” Rupert Friend as a genetically engineered assassin.

Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Thomas Kretschmann and Ciaran Hinds star in the film, directed by Aleksander Bach. It’s a sequel to 2007’s “Hitman,” which starred Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott and Olga Kurylenko.

Fox also released a satirical viral marketing video in which the assassin prevents YouTube stars and fans from leaking the film’s official trailer by killing them in a variety of ways:

Producers are Charles Gordon, Adrian Askarieh, Alex Young and Skip Woods.

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- Dave McNary

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First Trailer for 'Hitman: Agent 47' is Full of Crazy Action & Cliches

11 February 2015 7:30 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"He's an engineered human being. Strong. Faster. And more intelligent than normal people." Imagine if The Bourne Identity was a mindless action movie. You should be picturing this first trailer for Hitman: Agent 47, the latest attempt to bring the popular video game franchise to the big screen. This time, Rupert Friend plays the title assassin who starts to learn about his origins in the middle of a bunch of explosions and crazy action. This just looks like cookie-cutter silliness, but enough so that it might be fun. However, the script just sounds awful even from the little dialogue in the film, with one egregious theft form Watchmen. Here's the first trailer for Aleksander Bach's Hitman: Agent 47, originally from Apple: Hitman: Agent 47 is directed by Aleksander Bach, making his feature directorial debut with a script from Kyle Ward (Machete Kills), Skip Woods (The A-Team) and Michael Finch »

- Ethan Anderton

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Umedia Aims for Further Expansion in Second Decade

4 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A multicultural entrepreneur at heart, Adrian Politowski has turned his Belgium-based Umedia venture into an international film financing powerhouse over the course of 10 years. The company, which started with three employees in a Brussels basement, now employs over 100 people and boasts subsidiaries in London, Los Angeles, Paris and Brussels.

A Sweden-born, Oxford-educated businessman who has Polish and Bangladeshi origins, Politowski — with partners Nadia Khamlichi, Jeremy Burdek — has recently expanded Umedia’s scope, diving into film production and developing TV series

“When we started a decade ago we were only providing services, raising money from tax rebates, and through the years we’ve gained knowledge of the film industry and cultivated a large network that we’re now able to tap into to produce our own content,” Politowski says. He adds that he would like Umedia to lead-produce or co-produce six to eight projects a year.

To date, he’s been involved via Umedia in 230 films, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Die Hard: ranking the movies in order of quality

14 January 2015 10:55 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

You know what the best Die Hard is. You know what the worst is. But where do the others sit in the Die Hard league table?

A quick preamble. Over the course of the coming weeks and months, we're going to be exploring many of our favourite movie franchises, and ranking the films in order. Mainly because it gives us a further chance to talk about many of our favourite films.

Inevitably, the ordering in these cases isn't always going to come as a surprise - we go into this with the first and last place in most of these lists immediately obvious - but it's interesting to see how the movies stand in the context of each other. Police Academy week in particular should be a hoot.

When it comes to ranking the Die Hard films then, the battle is really between Die Hards 2 and 3 for second place. But »

- simonbrew

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