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Netflix Unveils ‘Marseille,’ First French Drama Commission

28 August 2014 12:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Following months of speculations, Netflix has finally unveiled details about its first French drama commission: “Marseille,” a sprawling crime skein created and penned by “Carlos” co-scribe Dan Franck.

Shot entirely in France, “Marseille” will debut exclusively in all Netflix territories in late 2015.

A tale of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city, “Marseille” focuses on the story of Robert Taro, mayor of the city for 25 years. The coming elections have him face the man he chose as his heir, an ambitious youngster aiming high. Both candidates will fight mercilessly.

“Marseille” stages a fight around revenge, animated by drug lords, politicians, unions and the political players of the city.

“‘Marseille’ is an ambitious, diabolically smart fictitious exploration of local politics in one of the world’s most vibrant and fascinating cities.” said Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos. “We are delighted to be working »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Foreign Film Oscar Watch: Denmark, Germany, Venezuela, Nepal

27 August 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The trickle of foreign film submission info has become and soon it will be a flood. Over the new few days I'll be filling out a lot more of the foreign language submission charts which are written by me and my multi-lingual friend A.D. who knows so much about foreign cinema in so many atypical places he sometimes makes my head spin. But before all that charty speculation a handful of actual news items. 

Jhola from Nepal

New Official Submissions

Jhola is the official submission from Nepal. Nepal enjoyed one previous nomination in this category for Caravan (1999) but they haven't submitted regularly. Jhola is a period piece about the Nepali society custom of the wife having to set herself on fire when her husband dies and go with him. Horrific! Actress Kanchi Garima Panta is said to be very good in the lead role.

Beloved Sisters was announced today to represent Germany. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Jack Huston is the latest name rumored for Doctor Strange

26 August 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Take this news with a grain of salt, but according to This Is Infamous, Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston is in the running to play the Sorcerer Supreme in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange film.

While the up-and-coming actor’s reps refused to comment, the site claims that its sources “confirm that Jack Huston is under consideration to take the Doctor Strange lead and is definitely in the running.”

If true, Huston is now one of many in contention for the role. Over the last few months, several names have been added to the mix, including Benedict Cumberbatch (who has denied involvement), Tom Hardy, Johnny Depp, Jared Leto, Deliver Us From Evil‘s Edgar Ramirez, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jon Hamm, who This Is Infamous actually claimed had been cast with their last Doctor Strange scoop.

Who would you like to see take the role of Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme? Do »

- James Garcia

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Jack Huston in the Running for Doctor Strange?

25 August 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston was one of the actors up for the role of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy before Chris Pratt landed it. But, according to the site This Is Infamous, Huston is now in the running for Doctor Strange

According to the site, "out of all the properties that have been incorporated into Marvel’s big screen model, Doctor Strange is Feige’s baby, and he is handling this project with care to make sure it is about as close to perfect as possible. As a result, him and director Scott Derrickson have been kicking over a lot of rocks, seeing what they may turn up as they look for the ideal candidate."

They go on to say that the studio is very close to choosing their leading man, and Huston is definitely a great actor to throw in the pool of other actors that have included Jared Leto, »

- Joey Paur

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Deliver Us From Evil

21 August 2014 5:43 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

After Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, director Scott Derrickson returns to tingle more spines with this supernatural chiller based on the accounts of New York cop-turned-occultist Ralph Sarchie. Eric Bana plays the streetwise officer who is forced to put skepticism aside after making an unholy connection between a series of disturbing calls. Unable to explain what he's seeing, Sarchie hooks up with a young priest (Edgar Ramirez) who convinces him that the offenders are merely the vessels of darker forces »

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Deliver Us From Evil Review

21 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Scott Derrickson

Cast: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Joel McHale, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, Chris Coy,

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 118 minutes.

Synopsis: NYPD detective Ralph Sarchie (Bana) stumbles across a series of cases which all seem linked. As things appear to become stranger and stranger, Sarchie must confront the fact that perhaps these cases have a supernatural link.

When the trailer for Deliver Us From Evil hit, it came across as a cop procedural with elements of an exorcism film. Fortunately, the film earns its SE7EN meets The Exorcist comparisons by offering up a very tight and sinister film which effortlessly mixes genres throughout.

The first point to discuss concerning Deliver Us From Evil is the age-old “based on a true story” set-up. Cleverly, the film changes this to “based on accounts”, which seems to wash the film’s hands of any responsibility and even opens the door for much unexpected humour. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Deliver Us From Evil Review

21 August 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It’s another film involving an exorcism; something that writer-director Scott Derrickson is passionate about, having penned and directed none other than The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and the relatively comparable horror Sinister. The problem with dealing with the same supernatural subject matter, is Derrickson gets compared with his last demon-exercising flick, creating a rod for his back in having to up his game. Sadly, it’s not enough in this day and age to throw out the usual moniker “based on a true story” because it currently feels like every scary movie is. However, Derrickson has tried something a little different by blending the cop and horror genres and positioned the ever solid Eric Bana as the lead.

Based on real-life cop/occult investigator Ralph Sarchie’s accounts, Bana is Sarchie, the NYPD cop, too. Things get a whole lot sinister for father-of-one Sarchie after a dead baby is »

- Lisa Giles-Keddie

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‘Rush’ Star Alexandra Maria Lara Joins Gerard Butler in ‘Geostorm’ (Exclusive)

19 August 2014 6:25 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

German actress Alexandra Maria Lara, who recently starred in Ron Howard‘s “Rush,” has signed on to join Gerard Butler in Dean Devlin's sci-fi adventure movie “Geostorm,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Warner Bros. and David Ellison‘s Skydance are teaming on the project, which will start production in October in New Orleans. Also read: Edgar Ramirez in Negotiations to Replace Gerard Butler in ‘Point Break’ Remake Butler stars as a satellite designer who must team up with his estranged younger brother to save the world from an epic man-made storm when the world's climate-controlling satellites malfunction. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Deliver Us From Evil review

19 August 2014 12:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From the director of Sinister comes Deliver Us From Evil, starring Eric Bana. Here's Simon's review of a solid supernatural thriller...

Director Scott Derrickson likes his horror movies. His latest film, Deliver Us From Evil, isn't strictly an outright horror, yet it builds on his success with Sinister, and makes unhidden gesticulations in the direction of The Exorcist for a start. But this isn't a tribute act, as instead, he's uncovered a story inspired by a real life account, which he's subsequently shaped into an interesting, bumpy, but generally effective piece of cinema.

It centres on Eric Bana's Sergeant Ralph Sarchie, a New York cop who's had his fair share of dark days. Married to the job, but with a wife and child back home, Sarchie finds himself called to investigate an event you could best describe as not normal. Along with his partner, played by Community's Joel McHale, »

- ryanlambie

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Deliver Us From Evil Blu-ray to Deliver Scares This Halloween

18 August 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Demonic possession is no laughing matter in Deliver Us From Evil, the 2014 horror thriller from director Scott Derrickson that is based on accounts from an actual NYPD sergeant. Deliver Us From Evil is next headed to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on an October 28 release date based on an updated listing at Amazon.com, just in time for Halloween.

Sony produced Deliver Us From Evil starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn and Joel McHale for around $30 million and the film has gone to earn that same amount at the domestic box office. Worldwide ticket sales have reached $42.3 million.

I was anticipating Sony Pictures Home Entertainment formally announcing the home video debut of Deliver Us From Evil this morning after the release date appeared on Amazon over the weekend. It looks like the full announcement could take another week or more, and we'll be sure to pass along all the details once its out. »

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Interview: Jerry Bruckheimer Promises to Deliver Us from Evil

15 August 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Director Scott Derrickson ('Sinister') returns to the realm of horror with upcoming exorcism thriller 'Deliver Us from Evil'. Based on the novel by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool it lands here in UK theatres on 20 August and stars Eric Bana as an NYPD officer who joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorising their city. The project comes courtesy of Screen Gems' and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' and we have managed to snare an exclusive interview with producer Jerry Bruckheimer who disccusses.........'Deliver Us from Evil' also stars Olivia Munn, Edgar Ramirez, Sean Harris ('Prometheus'), Joel McHale ('Community'), Dorian Missick, Antoinette Lavecchia, Scott Johnsen and Valentina Rendon. Check out the interview below. »

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Warner Bros. Slots American Sniper, Moves Point Break And The Man From U.N.C.L.E

13 August 2014 6:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last week, Warner Bros. dropped a massive bombshell by scheduling nine new DC Comics films in addition to two Lego Movie follow-ups and two ‘WB Event Films’ which may or may not be Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequels. And though this week’s crop of release date announcements isn’t anywhere near as earthshaking, there are still some exciting projects that we now know when to mark our calendars for.

First up, the Clint Eastwood-directed American Sniper has been set for a limited bow on December 25th, 2014, suggesting that the studio believes in the drama’s Oscar chances. It stars Bradley Cooper as decorated marksman Chris Kyle, whose memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History was adapted by Jason Dean Hall (Paranoia). The film will follow that limited release by going wide on January 16th next year. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Rock Star L.A. Phil Maestro Gustavo Dudamel Scores First Film

12 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One of the most highly regarded and popular figures in the classical world, Gustavo Dudamel is best known for his talents as a conductor. But in October, the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will unveil his maiden voyage as a film composer.

The Liberator,” which opens Oct. 3, spans the critical decades that shaped Simon Bolivar into the leader who rallied a revolution in South America in the early 19th century. It’s a Venezuelan/Spanish co-production and stars Venezuela native Edgar Ramirez (who also produced) as Bolivar.

It was Dudamel’s friendship with director Alberto Arvelo that involved him as a music adviser in the film’s early stages. Both men also hail from Venezuela and met in 2006 when the director made a documentary about the country’s music education program, El Sistema — Dudamel’s alma mater and the model for the L.A. Phil’s Youth Orchestra »

- Tim Greiving

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New Tiff Pics: Benico del Toro & Josh Hutcherson In ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’

12 August 2014 8:09 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The story of Columbian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has long fascinated Hollywood. But aside from "Medellin," the Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) starring epic from "Entourage," the character has eluded Tinseltown thus far. But it’s certainly not for a lack of trying. Javier Bardem and Christian Bale were attached to a Joe Carnahan version of “Killing Pablo” back in 2003. That version eventually fell apart and as recently as 2012, Carnahan said he would make it his next movie with Edgar Ramirez likely in the lead role. That production fell through (Carnahan made “Stretch” next), but a completely different Pablo Escobar movie, “Escobar: Paradise Lost” has now been made, likely putting paid to Carnahan’s version. Starring Benicio del Toro, clearly a perfect casting choice to play Escobar, this rendition of the drug overlord's story is very different from the law-trying-to-take-the-crook-down iteration Carnahan hoped to make. Directed by Italian actor »

- Edward Davis

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Matthew Modine Is Campaigning To Play Marvel’s Doctor Strange

2 August 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We’ve heard several high-profile names tossed around for the part of Marvel’s upcoming film featuring the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange. Academy Award winner Jared Leto, fan-favorite Benedict Cumberbatch, Locke star Tom HardyDeliver Us From Evil star Edgar Ramirez, and three-time Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix have all been rumored for the role, but today a new name was added to the mix, and it’s… Matthew Modine

That’s right, The Dark Knight RisesWeeds, and Full Metal Jacket alum’s name has cropped up for Doctor Strange, but not in the way you might think. No trades reported his involvement, and no one has rumored him for the role. Instead, Modine has tossed his own name into the ring, and the actor is campaigning hard for the role on Twitter.

He actually tweeted Marvel Studios back in February, saying, “Marvel, I’d like to play Doctor Strange »

- James Garcia

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Benedict Cumberbatch sort of denies 'Doctor Strange' rumors

24 July 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Will Benedict Cumberbatch join the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe or not? While at the San Diego Comic Con to plug his new animated film "Penguins of Madagascar," the fan favorite "Sherlock" star was inevitably asked to confirm or deny rumors that he's in the running to play Marvel's "Doctor Strange" on the big screen. “As far as I’m aware, even if that was the case, it couldn’t work out because I’m doing a little play called ‘Hamlet’ in London," he told MTV. "So I don’t think I could even if that was in the cards. It sounds like a fantastic project. It’s a shame if I miss out, but who knows?” He also sidestepped a question about even meeting with Marvel. “I couldn’t possibly comment," Cumberbatch said, which many fans will no doubt translate as "I've met with them." It's not exactly a flat-out denial, »

- Dave Lewis

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Eric Bana Talks Deliver Us From Evil, the Origins of the Script, Exorcism Movies, Why He Can’t do a TV Series in America, and More

12 July 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now in theaters, is Deliver Us From Evil, a supernatural crime thriller that writer/director Scott Derrickson describes, “Serpico meets The Exorcist.”  While this may seem like the most unlikely pairing since Abbot and Costello first encountered The Wolfman, it’s actually a pretty good assessment of the film’s tone and style.  The Jerry Bruckheimer production tells the very-loosely-based-on-fact story of Ralph Sarchie, (Eric Bana) a hardboiled Police Sargent from the Bronx who, - with the help of a knife-wielding partner (Joel McHale) and the guidance of a Priest (Edgar Ramirez) carrying a dark past of his own - slowly discovers that the perp in his latest murder investigation just might be Satan himself.  As the walls close in and the bodies pile up, Sarchie and his cohorts race against time to find the culprit and protect his own family (Oliver Munn). Recently, Collider sat down with Eric Bana »

- Hunter Daniels

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Almost Arthouse #29: ‘Tammy’ & ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

12 July 2014 7:43 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

This week’s episode of Almost Arthouse comes to you after a disturbing four month hiatus. Hosts Ty Landis and Tom Stoup are back reviewing two new theatrical releases; first up, the new Melissa McCarthy road trip comedy Tammy, also starring Susan Sarandon,  Kathy Bates, and Mark Duplass. Later in the show, director Scott Derrickson is back with the exorcism thriller Deliver Us From Evil, starring Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez.

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‘Deliver Us From Evil’ Review

8 July 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Eric Bana, Joel McHale, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia MunnChris Coy, Dorian Missick, Sean Harris, Mike Houston, Lulu Wilson | Written by Scott Derrickson, Paul Harris Boardman | Directed by Scott Derrickson

Sometimes it can be easy to dismiss a horror film simply based on the premise. By now we have seen nearly every type or person and inanimate object possessed by some sort of demon or demonic presence. However, all genres are just as guilty of sticking with stereotypical tropes. The key is how those tropes are executed.   Director Scott Derrickson’s latest film Deliver Us From Evil  is far from groundbreaking, but it at least subverts expectations enough to create something worth watching.

In many ways Deliver Us From Evil  is a crime drama with a few occasional supernatural elements. Eric Bana plays Sarchie, a veteran police officer with a special talent for solving disturbing crimes. His partner, played by »

- Dan Clark

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Joel McHale Talks Deliver Us From Evil, the Superiority of Knife Fights, His Fear of Tom Selleck, and More

6 July 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Hitting theaters July 2, is Deliver Us From Evil, a new supernatural crime thriller that writer/director Scott Derrickson describes, “Serpico meets The Exorcist.”  While this may seem like the most unlikely pairing since Abbot and Costello first encountered The Wolfman, it’s actually a pretty good assessment of the film’s tone and style.  The Jerry Bruckheimer production tells the very-loosely-based-on-fact story of Ralph Sarchie, (Eric Bana) a hardboiled Police Sargent from the Bronx who, - with the help of a knife-wielding partner (Joel McHale) and the guidance of a Priest (Edgar Ramirez) carrying a dark past of his own - slowly discovers that the perp in his latest murder investigation just might be Satan himself.  As the walls close in and the bodies pile up, Sarchie and his cohorts race against time to find the culprit and protect his own family (Olivia Munn). Recently, Collider sat down with McHale »

- Hunter Daniels

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