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Open Road Films and Deepak Nayar’s Riverstone Pictures are teaming on a multi-picture production and financing pact that will cover all of Open Road Films’ productions in coming years.
The announcement was made by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, Nik Bower and Nayar, who are co-founders of Riverstone Pictures. The deal is expected to cover two to four films a year, with each picture getting a wide domestic release from Open Road, with Open Road International and Film Nation handling foreign sales.
Riverstone Pictures is part of India-based Reliance Entertainment and was founded by Nayar and Bower last year. It’s backed by Ingenious Media and is also funding “Genius” starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, »
- Dave McNary
Open Road Films and Riverstone Pictures have struck a multiyear financing pact that will pay for a slate of films produced by Open Road, beginning with Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan's Sleepless Night. The idea is to finance two to four films a year that will get a wide release in the U.S. Foreign sales will be handled by Open Road International and FilmNation. Riverstone is a Reliance Entertainment company founded by Deepak Nayar and Nik Bower and backed by Ingenious Media. The company was launched last year when it came aboard to finance Genius, starring Colin Firth. "Open
- Pamela McClintock
Open Road Films and Riverstone Pictures have struck a multi-picture production financing pact for all of Open Road’s own productions over the coming years, it was announced Tuesday by Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg and Riverstone co-founders Deepak Nayar and Nik Bower. The first film under the agreement will be Baran bo Odar’s remake of “Sleepless Night,” which stars Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan and will shoot this summer in Atlanta and Las Vegas. Two-to-four films each year are expected to fall under the deal, with each picture getting a wide domestic release via Open Road, with foreign »
- Jeff Sneider
Open Road Films and Riverstone Pictures set a multi-picture production financing pact for all of Open Road Films' own productions over the coming years. Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg announced the deal with Riverstone Pictures co-founders Deepak Nayar and Nik Bower. Pact begins with the Jamie Foxx-Michelle Monaghan pic Sleepless Night, which Baran bo Odar directs this summer in Atlanta and Las Vegas. Two to four films a year are expected to go through the deal, with each… »
Open Road Films has corralled a finance partner to build its home-grown slate over the “coming years”, kicking off with the previously announced Sleepless Night.
Two to four wide-release films a year are expected to stem from the deal with Reliance subsidiary Riverstone Pictures, founded in 2014 by Deepak Nayar and Nik Bower and backed by the UK’s Ingenious Media.
Open Road International and FilmNation will handle international sales. Riverstone’s first investment was the literary drama Genius, which FilmNation licenses internationally and Lionsgate acquired for the Us in Cannes following a deal with CAA.
Riverstone expects to finance eight to 10 productions in the $10m-$50m budget range each year outside its deal with Open Road.
“Open Road has quickly established itself as a major player in the domestic distribution market with excellent taste in material and a proven »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Playing It Cool is another installment in the slowly-growing sub-genre of rom-coms that aim to despise themselves. Chris Evans stars as a screenwriter who has managed to get hired for his worst nightmare, writing a romantic comedy.
Billed only as The Narrator (or Me in the official synopsis below), Evans is a man convinced that love doesn’t exist, which obviously leads to his believing that rom-coms are inherently stupid. Even if love were out there – he’s willing to concede that it’s a popular idea – the genre doesn’t show anything that relates to real life.
Then he meets Her (Michelle Monaghan) at a fundraising event, and finds that he can’t stop thinking about her. In a twist that has our man shaking his fist at the world, he now finds himself rolling through the cliches of the genre he can’t stand, and still has to write. »
- Marc Eastman
T.I., Dermot Mulroney, Scoot McNairy and David Harbour are set to join Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union and Michelle Monaghan in Baran bo Odar's action thriller "Sleepless Night". Andrea Berloff penned the script and filming begins June 15th in Atlanta and Las Vegas
Foxx plays a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop whose son is kidnaped by gangsters (Mulroney, McNairy) who want a shipment of cocaine he stole as payment. He races to save his child's life without getting caught by Internal Affairs and before the mobsters discover that he's actually lost the goods. [Source: Heat Vision]
Jennifer Hudson, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright and Alison Wright have joined the cast of "Confirmation," the TV movie about Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The join Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce and Eric Stonestreet in the project.
The story explores the explosive 1991 Supreme Court nomination hearings which brought the country to a standstill »
- Garth Franklin
Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our (semi) regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including some of the most anticipated Summer blockbusters and more, including: Crimson Peak, The Intern, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Pixels, The Gallows, Point Break, Pound of Flesh, and Minions.
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.
In “The Intern,” De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, »
- Phil Wheat
Gabrielle Union has joined the cast of Open Road Films' thriller, which stars Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan, and is titled "Sleepless Night," to be directed by Swiss filmmaker Baran Bo Odar. The project, which is a remake of the 2011 French film "Nuit Blanche," directed by Frédéric Jardin, centers on a character named Vincent Downs (played by Jamie Foxx), described as a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop, who races to save his son's life, when gangsters kidnap him for a shipment of cocaine Downs stole from them, all while Internal Affairs is investigating him. Monaghan plays an officer Jennifer Bryant, who is an Internal Affairs »
- Tambay A. Obenson
I’m more divided on Pixels than on any other blockbuster hitting screens this summer. On one hand, it boasts Chris Columbus at the helm, and initial trailers have made the alien-invasion action-comedy seem like quite a lot of fun. But on the other hand, it has both Adam Sandler and Kevin James, two of the most detestable comedians working in Hollywood today. Here’s hoping that their distinctively lazy brand of comedy doesn’t derail the movie.
In honor of the 35th anniversary of Pac-Man, Sony has unveiled a new clip from the flick, which isn’t really anything more than an extension of a scene we already saw in one of the film’s earlier trailers, involving Denis Akiyama as Pac-Man creator Tōru Iwatani. Still, it’s the only moment from the preview that really warranted any laughs, so there’s no harm in the studio sending it our way once more. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Sneak Peek more footage from director Chris Columbus' live-action comedy feature "Pixels", including popular video game characters, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox:
"...When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic 1980's arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.
"The President of the United States has to call on his childhood best friend, an ’80s video game champion...
"...to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Pixels"...
- Michael Stevens
When intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage & Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Michelle Monaghan plays the team's unique weapons specialist. Directed by Chris Columbus, Pixels stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and Michelle Monaghan, and is set to be released on July 24th. What do you think of this first clip? »
On May 22, 2015, Pac-man – one of the most iconic videogame characters in history – will celebrate his 35th birthday.
With the character coming to the big screen this summer in Sony Pictures’ Pixels, the studio is joining in to celebrate with a global birthday party of epic proportions. In cities around the world and online, film talent will join with moviegoers and special guests to celebrate with birthday cakes, free play of the Pac-man arcade game, and special events localized to each city.
Pixels is set for release in theaters nationwide on July 24, 2015.
As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.
In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of »
- Michelle McCue
There's definitely something fun about the idea of aliens attacking Earth using gigantic, evil versions of the classic arcade game characters we know and love, but Sony just unveiled the very first Pixels clip in honor of Pac-Man's 35th anniversary and, well, it's just not very funny. There's definitely something clever about the whole Mini Cooper/ghost idea, but the father-son relationship between Pac-Man and his creator, Tōru Iwatani (Denis Akiyama), is a little too bizarre and isn't particularly funny either. Check out the first Pixels clip for yourself below. The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan and Brian Cox, and is due in theaters on July 24th. Here's the official synopsis for Pixels: As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands »
- Perri Nemiroff
Sony Pictures just unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming "Pixels" action comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad and Kevin James. Check it out below. In the movie, aliens attack earth after they get a look at some old video games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war. Desperate to defend his country, the President (James) turns to his childhood friends for help. Sandler plays the President's friend, who's a former arcade champion. Dinklage is Sandler's former video game rival. Gad is a conspiracy theory-obsessed genius, and Monaghan is Sandler's love interest who is also a military weapons expert. "Pixels" is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) and is set to hit theaters on July 24th. Trailer: »
Sony and Adam Sandler might just have a hit on their hands with this one. Pixels, which arrives in cinemas in July, see Sandler and his chums (played by Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and, yep, Kevin James) becoming experts at videogames in the 1980s. Fast forward to the present day, and aliens discover feeds of said videogames, and decide that the planet Earth has declared war. As such gaming experts are required to lead the fight back, with the help of some iconic videogame characters.
A new trailer for the film has arrived, which gives further examples of how gaming characters and live action are weaving together. »
As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades.
Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.
In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-u.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders.
Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying »
- Michelle McCue
Years after the human race sends a time capsule into outer space, a response comes back - but it's not what we'd hoped for. Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage all star in Pixels, a live-action-meets-cgi movie about '80s video-game characters that attack the world. Somehow, they've lived in outer space all these years and are now bent on destroying the population. Listen, I'm not saying this plot makes complete sense, but the trailer is pretty funny. Pac-Man is evil, Donkey Kong is tossing barrels, it's just bananas. (See what I did there?) The movie is out on July 24, and you can watch the trailers below. Check out the first trailer: »
The fate of the world rests in the hands of a ragtag team of old-school gamers in the newest trailer for Sony’s “Pixels,” starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan. The stars play men who were experts at various classic arcade games in the 1980s – Sandler was a master of Pac-Man, Gad dominated Centipede, and it was on like Donkey Kong for Dinklage. James plays the president of the United States, who calls upon his childhood best friend (Sandler) and a team of middle-aged gamers to save the planet from an alien invasion that arrives. »
- Linda Ge
When intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage & Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Michelle Monaghan plays the team's unique weapons specialist. Directed by Chris Columbus, Pixels stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and Michelle Monaghan, and is set to be released on July 24th. What do you think of this new trailer? »
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