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Film Acquisition Rundown: Strand Releasing Picks Up ‘The Transfiguration,’ Oscilloscope Takes ‘The Alchemist Cookbook’ To BitTorrent And More

16 September 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– L.A.-based outfit Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Michael O’Shea’s Cannes premiere “The Transfiguration.” The film was sold by Protagonist Pictures at Toronto, and it marks the feature debut of writer-director Michael O’Shea. The atmospheric feature puts a new spin on the vampire movie.

“Mr. O’Shea’s film is a unique hybrid that audiences and critics will be compelled by,” said Strand Releasing’s partner Jon Gerrans, who discovered the film at Cannes. No word yet on release plans.

– Oscilloscope Laboratories has announced that Joel Potrykus’s latest dark comedy, “The Alchemist Cookbook,” will be available worldwide for pay-what-you-wish via BitTorrent Now on October 7, before it screens in select theaters across the country. »

- Kate Erbland

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Saban Films Acquires Jonathan Mostow’s ‘The Hunter’s Prayer’

9 September 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Two days after acquiring Sean Penn’s The Last Face, Saban Films has now picked up U.S. distribution rights to Jonathan Mostow’s The Hunter’s Prayer starring Sam Worthington and newcomer Odeya Rush (The Giver, Goosebumps). The action thriller, which was directed by Mostow (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), will be released sometime in the first quarter of 2017. The Hunter’s Prayer follows a solitary assassin (Worthington) hired to kill a young woman (Rush) who is… »

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Saban Films picks up 'The Hunter's Prayer'

9 September 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Saban Films has acquired Us rights to Jonathan Mostow’s action-thriller starring Sam Worthington and newcomer Odeya Rush.

John Brancato and Michael Ferris adapted the screenplay to The Hunter’s Prayer from Kevin Wignall’s novel For The Dogs, about a hitman who forms a bond with a target and sets out to find her family’s killers.

Wme Global and CAA co-represented Us rights and Sierra/Affinity handles international sales.

Navid McIlhargey produced with Anthony Rhulen, Chris Milburn, John Schwarz, Michael Schwarz, Sam Worthington, Tove Christensen, Michael Wexler, Juan Garcia Peredo, Jimmy Costas, Paul Rock and Paul Leyden.  

Executive Producers include Gavin Poolman, Duncan Reid, Hugo Heppell, Norman Merry, Peter Hampden, IIdiko Kemeny, David Minkowski and Jack L. Murray.

Earlier in the week Saban announced it had picked up North American rights to Sean Penn’s The Last Face. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto: Sam Worthington Thriller ‘Hunter’s Prayer’ Bought by Saban

9 September 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the thriller “The Hunter’s Prayer,” starring Sam Worthington and newcomer Odeya Rush, for an undisclosed price.

“Prayer” is directed by Jonathan Mostow from a script by John Brancato and Michael Ferris, based on  Kevin Wignall’s novel “For the Dogs.” Saban announced the deal on Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Worthington portrays a solitary assassin, hired to kill a young woman (played by Rush), who is unaware that her family’s questionable business dealings have cost them their lives. But when he can’t bring himself to pull the trigger, the two form a bond and escape across Europe together, hunted by those responsible for her family’s murder.

“The Hunter’s Prayer is a global adventure, with the talented Sam alongside one of the hottest up-and-comers Odeya,” said Saban FilmsBill Bromiley. “The film is action packed »

- Dave McNary

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Avatar Sequels Pitched As A Family Saga With Jake And Neytiri At The Core

8 September 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

To say that Avatar 2 and its many, many sequels have been a long time coming may read as a colossal understatement, but given James Cameron’s extensive plans for the franchise moving forward, it won’t be much longer before moviegoers find themselves inundated with all things Pandora.

After shuffling around the proverbial slate, the first follow-up has been tentatively slated for Christmas of 2018, though that may well change to prevent a potential box office clash with Disney’s Star Wars. Release plans aside, Cameron revealed to Variety that his vision for Avatar‘s future very much revolves around Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and their children.

Said he: “The storyline in the sequels really follows Jake and Neytiri and their children. It’s more of a family saga about the struggle with the humans.”

Anchoring the sci-fi series with a family dynamic is certainly wise, and »

- Michael Briers

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Cameron Calls Avatar Sequels 'A Family Saga,' Talks Release Schedule, And Hollywood

8 September 2016 7:55 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

"The King Of The World" James Cameron is in my stomping grounds at the moment, promoting a live Cirque du Soleil show based on his smash hit film Avatar. The show, which is called "Toruk: The First Flight" and serves as something of a sequel, will explore the dragon-like creatures from the film. It just kicked off a four-night run in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center. While chatting with Variety about "Toruk," Cameron took some time to talk about his ambitious Avatar sequels- of which there are four.

For starters, Cameron dropped a tidbit about the point of view of the next Avatar films, describing them as a family saga. Here he is, in his own words:

"The storyline in the sequels really follows Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and their children. It’s more of a family saga about the struggle with the humans."

He also took »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge gets a new poster

7 September 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Lionsgate has released a new poster for the Mel Gibson-directed World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, which stars Andrew Garfield as Us Army medic Desmond T. Doss, a conscientious objector who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic deeds at the Battle of Okinawa. Check it out here…

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Hacksaw Ridge is the extraordinary true story of conscientious collaborator Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He believed the war was just, but killing was nevertheless wrong; he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic, Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. »

- Gary Collinson

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Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Is His Power Ballad To Violence and Pacificism – Venice Film Festival Review

4 September 2016 12:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A blood-soaked, bone-crunching hymn to religious devotion and faith, “Hacksaw Ridge” doesn’t hum Mel Gibson’s favorite themes; it shouts them. Coming 10 long and eventful years since his last directorial effort, Gibson returns with a film that is on the surface about a real-life World War II hero – Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to win the Medal of Honor – but is really about all the denigrated true believers who held their head high through the carnage and chaos and came out the other side a hero – be they named Wallace, or Jesus, or Mel.

As he’s proven with “Apocalypto” and “Braveheart,” Gibson has an incisive eye for action, knowing what to block, where to shoot, and when to get out of the way. He puts those skills to full use in the outrageous war scenes that make up the second half of “Hacksaw Ridge.” But you’ve »

- Ben Croll

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Venice: Mel Gibson talks 'Hacksaw Ridge', Hollywood and faith

4 September 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield discussed WWII drama following Venice world premiere screening.

Director Mel Gibson made his directorial comeback on the Lido today [Sept 4] with the world premiere screening of WWII drama-biopic Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield.

Gibson’s first film as director since action-adventure Apocalypto ten years ago, charts the true story of American army medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa.

Doss, a Seventh Day Adventist, refused to bear arms due to religious beliefs but during the conflict managed to save the lives of at least 75 men, becoming the first conscientious objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

Garfield’s co-stars include Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Sam Worthington and Vince Vaughn.

Described by Screen as “a potent reminder of sacrifice, heroism, and the power of faith”, Lionsgate’s charge received applause folowing its two press screenings and is on course for an awards corridor release in the »

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

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George Clooney’s Black Comedy Suburbicon Rounds Out Cast With Two New Additions

1 September 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a whirlwind 2016 for young Noah Jupe, and things are only looking up. Some months after The Night Manager breakout landed a role alongside Julia Roberts and Room‘s Jacob Tremblay in Wonder, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Jupe has now enlisted for Suburbicon, the urban black comedy hailing from George Clooney.

Jupe’s addition to the starry cast is part of a two-fold casting coup, with THR confirming that Glenn Fleshler (True Detective) has also come aboard as a reticent hitman. That means the two newcomers cap off an ensemble that boasts Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Woody HarrelsonJosh Brolin and Star Wars: The Force Awakens alum, Oscar Isaac.

A crime caper at its jet-black core, Suburbicon is set against the Los Angeles of the 1950s, where a confounding mystery disturbs the quaint family town. Spotlighting the very best and very worst of humanity, it is »

- Michael Briers

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Colonel Quaritch Plays a Big Role in All 4 Avatar Sequels

31 August 2016 6:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in 2013, director James Cameron made the surprising revelation that Avatar star Stephen Lang will reprise his role as Colonel Quaritch, despite seemingly dying in the original blockbuster. Since then, the filmmaker has expanded his massive franchise from three sequels to four, with Avatar 2's release pushed one full year to Christmas 2018. While these sequels appear to be constantly evolving, Stephen Lang revealed that James Cameron is still planning on bringing this character back for all four sequels.

During his interview from 2013, James Cameron wouldn't exactly say how Quaritch would be back, only teasing that this sequel is "a sci-fi story," hinting there are any number of ways he could be resurrected. The filmmaker also teased that his characters will "evolve into unexpected places" over the course of this franchise, but those statements were over three years ago. During an interview with Mashable, Stephen Lang made it clear »

- MovieWeb

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Stephen Lang Talks Avatar 2 Delay

28 August 2016 4:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just like Titanic and the first Avatar before it, Avatar 2 is another James Cameron movie that has been constantly delayed. It was originally set for release way back in 2013. But it has now since been pushed to December 2018, nearly a decade after the original debuted in 2009. Villain Stephen Lang is set to reprise his villain role as Colonel Miles Quaritch, a job that is keeping him from becoming Cable in Deadpool 2. In a recent interview with Aint It Cool News, Lang confirmed that the movie will begin shooting early in 2017 to make it's intended release date. He had this to say about the delay.

"Yeah, the reading of things. We're getting there. We're in good shape. We'll be starting certainly early in the new year. But you know, the thing is, as you can imagine with a film like Avatar, it's not like the work hasn't been going on. »

- MovieWeb

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A Lesson of the ‘Ben-Hur’ Debacle: Movie Stars Still Matter

20 August 2016 11:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Up until recently, when a movie turned out to be a major bomb — not just a financial failure but a symbol of waste, a legend, a stink bomb — there was usually a movie star’s name imprinted on it. The star became part of the movie’s infamy, and he also took on some of the blame. Just think of a folly like “Ishtar” (1987), in which the combined star wallop of Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty couldn’t add up to a hill of beans in the desert, or “Battlefield Earth” (2000), which proved that John Travolta in the middle of the Travoltassance couldn’t sell a sci-fi epic that was really an obsequious vanity project. “Heaven’s Gate,” the movie that brought down a movie studio, was the exception that proved the rule: No one really thought of it as a Kris Kristofferson film, but that’s because there was »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Hacksaw Ridge Gets A New Movie Poster

2 August 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The film is based on the true story about Us Army medic Desmond T. Doss, a Seventh-Day Adventist conscientious objector who refused to bear arms, yet was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman for single-handedly saving the lives of over 75 of his comrades while under constant enemy fire during the brutal Battle of Okinawa in World War II. The new movie stars Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Corr, Teresa Palmer, Richard Pyros, and Rachel Griffiths. Directed by Mel Gibson. “Hacksaw Ridge” hits theaters everywhere on November 4.

The post Hacksaw Ridge Gets A New Movie Poster appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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Hacksaw Ridge Gets A New Movie Trailer

1 August 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The film is based on the true story about Us Army medic Desmond T. Doss, a Seventh-Day Adventist conscientious objector who refused to bear arms, yet was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman for single-handedly saving the lives of over 75 of his comrades while under constant enemy fire during the brutal Battle of Okinawa in World War II. The new movie stars Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Corr, Teresa Palmer, Richard Pyros, and Rachel Griffiths. Directed by Mel Gibson. “Hacksaw Ridge” hits theaters everywhere on November 4.

The post Hacksaw Ridge Gets A New Movie Trailer appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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Trainspotting 2, Split, and The Great Wall top our list of trailers you might have missed this week!

29 July 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Trainspotting 2, Split, and The Great Wall top our list of trailers you might have missed this week!Trainspotting 2, Split, and The Great Wall top our list of trailers you might have missed this week!Amanda Wood7/29/2016 2:48:00 Pm

If you’re like us and absolutely love trailers, then this was your week.

The tail-end of Comic-Con at the beginning of the week saw tons of new trailers for some of our most hotly-anticipated movies like Wonder Woman, Kong: Skull Island, and Justice League. There were so many new trailers that we made an entire post catching you up on what you might have missed: read it here.

Even after the Comic-Con excitement died out, we saw a bunch of new trailers for a variety of films being released over the next little while. Check them out below to see what you missed!

Trainspotting 2

Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller »

- Amanda Wood

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Hacksaw Ridge to premiere at the Venice Film Festival, trailer debuts

28 July 2016 5:55 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Mel Gibson.s Hacksaw Ridge will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September.

The announcement coincides with the release of the official trailer for the film.

Shot in various locations across New South Wales last year, Hacksaw.stars Andrew Garfield and Vince Vaughn joined by Aussies Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Ryan Corr, Teresa Palmer, Rachel Griffiths, Richard Roxburgh, Luke Pegler, Ben Mingay, Firass Dirani, Nico Cortez, Harry Greenwood, Milo Gibson and Nathaniel Buzolic..

It marks Gibson.s return to directing for the first time since 2006's Apocalypto..

The film will be released in cinemas across Australia and New Zealand by Icon on November 3 - one day ahead of its North American release. »

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Andrew Garfield Is Featured In Emotional First Trailer For Mel Gibson’s Drama Hacksaw Ridge

28 July 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Hacksaw Ridge is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong.

As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

From Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson (Braveheart), here’s a first look at the powerful new trailer. The film will open in November – prior to Veterans Day 2016.

Learn more about this American solider at undertheradar.military.com/2016/07/the-bravest-conscientious-objector

The movie also stars Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, »

- Michelle McCue

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Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge Trailer Takes Andrew Garfield to War

28 July 2016 10:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After portraying the iconic superhero Spider-Man in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man and the 2014 sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Andrew Garfield will play a real life hero later this year in Hacksaw Ridge. Today we have the first trailer from this true story adaptation, which marks the directorial return of Mel Gibson, in his first movie behind the camera since 2006's Apocalypto. While Mel Gibson doesn't star in this movie, there is still a star-studded cast in place.

Hacksaw Ridge is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved »

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First Trailer: Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge"

28 July 2016 10:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Shot in Australia throughout much of last year, Mel Gibson returns to directing with the WWII tale "Hacksaw Ridge" with the first trailer for the film released today.

Andrew Garfield stars as conscientious objector Desmond Doss who, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun and was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, Rachel Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey, and Sam Worthington also star in the film which will premiere at the Venice Film Festival before opening everywhere on November 4th.

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- Garth Franklin

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