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Read More: Cannes Review: 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier Scores Again With Bloody 'Green Room' A couple of weeks after announcing they would be re-teaming with filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier for an adaptation of the William Giraldi novel "Hold the Dark" A24 has released the official theatrical dates for their first collaboration with the "Blue Ruin" writer-director. "Green Room," starring Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Alia Shawkat, will open in limited release starting April 1, before expanding nationwide on April 15 The official synopsis for the revenge thriller reads: "Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they »
- Zack Sharf
A24 will give writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s violent thriller “Green Room” a limited release on April 1, 2016 before the film expands on April 8 and opens nationwide on April 15, the distributor announced Monday. Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Alia Shawkat star alongside Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Eric Edelstein, Macon Blair and Kai Lennox. The film, which has not been rated yet, was produced by Anish Savjani, Neil Kopp, Victor Moyers. Also Read: Toronto's Midnight Madness: Nazis, Cyborgs, Slashers, Psychokinetics and Satan “Green Room” is a horror-thriller that stars Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against. »
- Jeff Sneider
Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and the film’s new villain Idris Elba are in Dubai shooting Star Trek Beyond. Under the direction of new director Justin Lin (Fast and Furious 4-7), the crew held a press conference this week to talk about their time at the location shooting the third film in the rebooted Star Trek franchise.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Super User)
Pat (Anton Yelchin) and the rest of his touring punk band The Ain’t Rights have just woken up in a cornfield, a low-impact casualty of late night white-line fever. They’re out of gas and money; their next gig was canceled before they even showed up. Pat, drummer Reece (Joe Cole), bassist Sam (Alia Shawkat) and singer Tiger (Callum Turner) are this close to calling off the disastrous road tour altogether, but a sympathetic promoter at their next stop in Oregon gets them a last-minute gig.
Unfortunately they’ll be playing for a predominantly white supremacist skinhead audience in a ramshackle bar tucked deep in the woods. Pat and company aren’t at all down with the Neo Nazi set, but they won’t have enough money to get home otherwise, so they knuckle up an [Continued ...] »
L-r: Executive Producer Jeffrey Chernov, Writer Douglas Jung, Director and Producer Justin Lin, Chris Pine, Writer and Actor Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin attends a press conference promoting ‘Star Trek Beyond’ at Burj Al Arab on September 30, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
The press conference, which was attended by more than 100 local and international media, included the film’s director and producer Justin Lin, executive producer Jeffrey Chernov, writers Douglas Jung & Simon Pegg and stars Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba.
Dubai Film and TV Commission announced that Star Trek Beyond, the latest film in the globally renowned sci-fi franchise, will »
- Michelle McCue
The cast of the Enterprise is heading into uncharted territories of deep space in Star Trek Beyond, and that means exotic locations will be needed. After filming in Vancouver, Canada, production moved to Dubai, where they will film for 13 days around the city and in studio space. What will this location serve? As the cast and crew teased during a press conference, it.s the world of tomorrow. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), Karl Urban (Bones), and Idris Elba (the unannounced villain of the film) will be setting up shop for scenes that include 200 extras. Star Trek Beyond producer Jeffrey Chernov said during the press conference that they came to Dubai searching for the future, and they found it. He also said that both the script dictating the location and the location dictating the script led the »
Directed by Jeremy Saulnier
Screenplay by Jeremy Saulnier
If one was to look at filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier’s filmography, he has three motion pictures to his credit and the first two could not be more different than The Green Room. Murder Party is a hilarious, low-budget, Halloween-centric comedy that also serves as an acerbic satire of the art world. Blue Ruin is a deep, tense, suspenseful revenge neo-noir with Oscar caliber performances. Saulnier’s latest film, Green Room, almost serves to fill in the gap between the ridiculous comedy of Murder Party and the deadly serious drama of Blue Ruin, in its own bizarre way.
The film follows a punk band, the Ain’t Rights, on the tail-end leg of their tour. Living out of their van, the group travels from venue to venue with siphon gasoline and prefers to book concert dates through old school »
- Trevor Trujillo
It’s not often that I succumb to a movie’s hype before walking into a screening, but Green Room is a glorious exception. Jeremy Saulnier earned my respect by creating Murder Party and Blue Ruin, two artfully breathtaking indie darlings, so Green Room shot up my must-watch list based on Saulnier’s name recognition alone. Then he announced a cast including Patrick Stewart, Macon Blair, Anton Yelchin, and Imogen Poots, which caused my simmering excitement to boil over. But the hype train continued to roll strong, as stellar, overwhelmingly positive reviews out of Tiff were the icing on Saulnier’s punk-rock cake. Anticipation had climaxed, and I couldn’t help but walk into my Fantastic Fest screening of Green Room expecting a powerful genre experience that could challenge the bleak humanity of Blue Ruin.
Green Room delivered all of that, and then some.
Saulnier’s nightmare beings with a »
- Matt Donato
During a chat with MTV to promote his new movie Beasts of No Nation, British actor Idris Elba has offered up a few words on the currently-in-production Star Trek Beyond, which sees him taking on the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise as the main villain.
“Simon Pegg and the team have written a very interesting, complex journey for my character. You’ve never seen me play a character like this. I think Star Trek has prided themselves as being quite classic when it comes to villains. He’s a guy who wants to end the world, there’s no doubt about that. But in this version of the film, there’s a slightly different twist to that. It’s quite an interesting journey, which I think is groundbreaking for the franchise. But, it still keeps with the ’classic bad guy is a classic bad guy’ tone.”
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- Gary Collinson
Ever since Idris Elba entered discussions to play an unspecified character in Paramount's Star Trek Beyond back in March, it was always rumored that he is playing the main villain. While we still don't know his character's name, actor/screenwriter Simon Pegg revealed earlier this year that Idris Elba is playing a brand new character who hasn't been established in any of the previous Star Trek movies or TV shows. While promoting his upcoming movie Beasts of No Nation, Idris Elba revealed to MTV that he has never played a character like this before.
"Simon [Pegg] and the team have written a very interesting, complex journey for my character. You've never seen me play a character like this."
Idris Elba confirmed in July that his unnamed character has a "confrontation" with Zachary Quinto's Spock, although Simon Pegg has confirmed that Idris Elba's character is not a Klingon. It's worth noting, »
Next month sees the arrival of SuperMansion, a new stop-motion animated superhero comedy from Crackle, which sees Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) leading a star-studded voice cast as Titanium Rex, the leader of the League of Freedom, a motley band of seen-better days super heroes, all living together in a SuperMansion.
The first three episodes are set to stream on Crackle from October 8th, but thanks to Cbr you can watch the first episode ‘Groaner’s Wild’ right here…
SuperMansion’s first three episodes will hit Crackle on October 8th, with additional episodes arriving weekly through December 18th. Also featuring in the voice cast are Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Key & Peele), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Famke Janssen (X-Men), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Breckin Meyer (Road Trip), Anton Yelchin (Terminator Salvation) and Nick Kroll (Adult Beginners).
SuperMansion is set to debut on Crackle on October 8th. »
- Gary Collinson
Following the critical success of “Green Room,” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, A24 and director Jeremy Saulnier are joining forces again on the adaptation of the thriller “Hold the Dark.”
Saulnier will direct and his longtime creative partner Macon Blair will write the screenplay. A24 will produce alongside their recurring partner Eva Maria Daniels of VisionChaos Productions and Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder of Addictive Pictures.
The film is is an intense tale of fate, family and revenge set in the remote Alaskan wilderness. When a child is taken from his village by a pack of wolves, an expert hunter is summoned to track and destroy them. His mission leads him down an increasingly dark and shocking path as he confronts the cruelty of nature and his own failures as a man.
CAA brokered the deal on behalf of Saulnier, Blair, and Giraldi. The trio are all managed »
- Justin Kroll
There’s no way around it folks…it’s truly festival season! Between the recently concluded Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival as well as the currently gearing up New York Film Festival, Oscar hopefuls are finding places to screen everywhere. Not all fests are designed to be Academy Award contender showcases though, with some meant to highlight independent film. The Sundance Film Festival is the cream of that crop (with some titles there developing into awards players), with the Tribeca Film Festival another of them. Next month though, a smaller fest is screening an interesting flick that I wanted to mention quickly. It’s the Aruba International Film Festival and the opening screening is The Driftless Area. I saw it back at Tribeca and enjoyed the work from Zooey Deschanel there, so I wanted to give it a moment in the sun. The film is an indie »
- Joey Magidson
As a first time attendee of the New York Film Festival, it’s difficult not to be overwhelmed by this year’s selection of films. I’ve been mentally preparing for the slew of world premieres and other festival favorites that will surely play a crucial part in the upcoming awards season. I’ve never attended a film festival in any sort of capacity before, so I plan on hunkering down, watching as many movies as humanly possible, and cutting off all social activity so I can write as fast as my hands can type. So without further delay, here are the film’s that I’m looking forward to the most at Nyff.
- Sarah Pearce Lord
The Aruba International Film Festival has announced its lineup with over 60 features and documentaries in competition at the fifth annual event.
“Driftless Area,” based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, centers on a budding love affair that causes a ripple effect in a quiet town. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.
This year’s lineup also includes the Caribbean premiere of “The Lobster,” starring Colin Farrell and Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz. Yorgos Lanthimos’ sci-fi comedy recently premiered at the Toronto and Cannes Film Festivals.
The Aruba Film Festival will be held October 7-11.
- Variety Staff
Trekkies who are impatiently awaiting the arrival of Star Trek Beyond will have to wait a few more weeks. Paramount Pictures has shifted the sequel's release date from July 8, 2016 to July 22, 2016. A two-week shift may seem inconsequential, but, this shift means you'll have a better chance of seeing the movie in the IMAX format next summer.
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has secured every IMAX theater for the release of Tarzan on July 1, 2016, which would have meant that Star Trek Beyond couldn't get an IMAX release. Shifting the release to July 22 means there will be an IMAX release for this Star Trek sequel, but it isn't known if Paramount plans on securing every IMAX theater or not. Whether or not this will impact the box office results remains to be seen, but the strategy has already worked on a different movie.
Paramount employed the same release strategy with the summer blockbuster Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. »
Kristen Stewart's new movie Equals pictures a sterile, Gattica- or Divergent-like future, of white and silver environs and white-on-white uniforms, in which the world's remaining population after a cataclysmic event has been forbidden from expressing emotion or touching other humans. However, this is a movie from director Drake Doremus, whose best-known work, 2011's Like Crazy, with Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin, explored the flourishing of young love and the tolls of long-distance relationships, so you know where this is headed as soon as you see Nicholas Hoult's piercing blue eyes take notice of Kristen Stewart's quivering hands. Yes, I'm talking about the steamiest small-space make-out sessions since Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano in that boiler room.Okay, I just rewatched those make-out sessions from My So Called Life, and they really weren't that erotic, or that plentiful — 1994 network television, go figure — but the tension was real. All »
- Jada Yuan
Paramount Pictures has pushed back the Justin Lin-directed "Star Trek Beyond" by two weeks, now opening the film on July 22nd next year. That date opens it up against "Ice Age: Collision Course" and Guy Ritchie's "Knights of the Round Table".
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella and Joe Taslim star in the project which boasts a script by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.
That also puts the film out a month and a half before the franchise's 50th Anniversary on September 8th.
Source: Paramount Pictures »
- Garth Franklin
It looks like we’re going to have to wait a little longer for the third instalment of Paramount’s rebooted Star Trek series, with Deadline reporting that Star Trek Beyond has been pushed back three weeks from July 8th 2016 to July 22nd 2016.
The release date switch puts Beyond in direct competition with Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur and the animated sequel Ice Age 5, although it does mean that Paramount will be able to secure IMAX screenings for the film, with David Yates’ Tarzan having secured these screens in early July.
Star Trek Beyond is set for release on July 22nd 2016, with Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) directing a cast that includes returning stars Chris Pine as James Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Zoë Saldana as Uhura, »
- Gary Collinson
There’s going to be a small delay to Star Trek Beyond’s release date, simply to be able to get space on IMAX screens…
Production is continuing on the next Star Trek movie, Star Trek Beyond, that sees Fast & Furious helmer Justin Lin directing this time around. Doug Jung and Simon Pegg have written the script, and the cast features Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Pegg, Idris Elba, Anton Yelchin and more.
The plan had been to release Star Trek Beyond on July 8th 2016, but Paramount has hit a problem. Simply, the film wouldn’t be able to get space on IMAX screens in the Us if it kept to that date. Warner Bros’ upcoming Tarzan film has them all booked up at that time.
Demonstrating the growing power of IMAX to box office, Paramount has thus delayed the release of the new Star Trek movie – in the »
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