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Jeremy Renner Talks 'Hansel & Gretel 2' Return; Will It Happen?

2 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, news broke that writer-director Tommy Wirkola had finished the script for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2, but he was unsure whether or not star of the original, Jeremy Renner, would be able to return. Now, Cinema Blend has reached out to the actor for his answer, and while he doesn't know if he can squeeze this sequel into his schedule, he wouldn't balk at returning to the role of Hansel.

Jeremy Renner is not signed for a sequel. When Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters came out, it was not considered to be a franchise contender, and was even moved by the studio from its original March 2012 release date to January of last year, which is viewed as a dumping ground for films that are potential money losers. The movie proved to be a hit, though, pulling in $226 million worldwide from a $50 million production budget. A sequel was green lit, »

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Tiff 2014: How Chris Rock, New Distribution Blood Fueled Film Deals

21 September 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

As the final acquisition deals roll in on Toronto’s 2014 film festival movies, a couple of overriding themes emerged that bode well for the appetite for indie fare and have sellers smacking their lips for Afm, Sundance, Berlin and beyond. In a fest where Harvey Weinstein left his checkbook home and didn’t make a single splashy deal, I have never seen so many new players make statement buys at a festival than happened in Toronto.

The other intriguing development came on the fest’s biggest deal, when Paramount Pictures swooped into the auction of the Chris Rock-directed comedy Top Five, and blew buyers out of the water by paying $12.5 million for worldwide rights. It was the second straight fest where Paramount did this, after the studio made a precedent-setting pre-buy Cannes deal for the Denis Villeneuve-directed Amy Adams sci-fi film Story Of Your Life. Some established indie »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Pharrell is part Yoda and five other tidbits about 'The Voice'

18 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The Voice launches its seventh season next week, with Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams joining the well-established buddy comedy that is Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. At a press luncheon for the show earlier this month, the coaches and host Carson Daly—minus Williams—discussed the new group’s dynamic and how Levine and Shelton welcomed the two newcomers into the fold. (Levine claimed to be nice; Shelton said “I’m going to beat you.”) Stefani also revealed she has a great description of Williams up her well-tailored sleeve. (She was wearing pinstripes; Levine wore a Hawaiian shirt.) Here are »

- Esther Zuckerman

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15 Young Adult Novels Turned Into Movies

16 September 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Maze Runner will finally hit theaters this Friday, September 19th.

Published in October 2009 and based upon the first book in a bestselling series by James Dashner, the novel became a New York Times Best Seller and captured the imaginations of readers around the world. Fans have described it as a combination of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and the legendary television series Lost.

Books to film – especially young adult adaptations – are big bucks at the box office. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga franchises have collectively grossed more than $5 billion at the worldwide box office, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the 10th highest-grossing film of all time.

Over the weekend, Variety reported:

The 20th Century Fox release racked up a strong $8.3 million across five markets last weekend, with debuts that compared favorably to another young adult hit, “Divergent.” “The Maze Runner” is »

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'American Heist' Starring Adrien Brody Heads to Saban

12 September 2014 9:47 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc., announced today that Saban Films is closing in on a deal to acquire the U.S. distribution rights to Sarik Andreasyan action-thriller American Heist, starring Hayden Christensen, Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles and Aliaune Badara Akon Thiam. The film had its world premiere last night at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Saban Films is emerging as an aggressive buyer in Toronto, acquiring the U.S. rights to John Travolta's The Forger and the action-thriller Tracers, starring Taylor Lautner and Marie Avgeropoulos from Temple Hill Entertainment.

Here's what Saban Films president Bill Bromiley had to say in a statement.

"We were eager to see American Heist coming into Toronto and the film lived up to our expectations. It's just the type of commercial talent driven film we are looking for at Saban."

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Saban Films Acquiring Action-Thriller American Heist

12 September 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc., announced today that Saban Films is closing in on a deal to acquire the U.S. distribution rights to Sarik Andreasyan action-thriller American Heist, starring Hayden Christensen, Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles and Aliaune "Akon" Thiam. The film had its world premiere last night at the Toronto International Film Festival.

At Toronto, Saban Films has also acquired John Travolta's The Forger and the action-thriller Tracers, starring Taylor Lautner and Marie Avgeropoulos from Temple Hill Entertainment. »

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Toronto: Saban Buys Hayden Christensen’s ‘American Heist’

12 September 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films is near a deal to acquire the U.S. distribution rights to “American Heist,” starring Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles and Aliaune “Akon” Thiam.

The development was announced Friday, a day after the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Sarik Andreasyan directed from a script by Raul Inglis, in which two brothers with troubled pasts become embroiled in a high-stakes bank robbery.

It’s the third acquisition at Toronto for four-month-old Saban Films, which has also bought U.S. rights to a pair of thrillers — Taylor Lautner’s “Tracers” and John Travolta’s “The Forger.”

“We were eager to see ‘American Heist’ coming into Toronto and the film lived up to our expectations,” said Saban Films president Bill Bromiley. “It’s just the type of commercial, talent-driven film we are looking for at Saban.”

Glacier FilmsTove Christensen said: “Sarik pulled »

- Dave McNary

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'The Forger' Starring John Travolta Lands at Saban

10 September 2014 5:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc., announced today that Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Philip Martin's thriller The Forger starring John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Tye Sheridan and Abigail Spencer, Marcus Thomas and Jennifer Ehle. With a screenplay by Richard D'Ovidio, the film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, September 12th

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This marks Saban Films second acquisition of Toronto following the action thriller Tracers starring Taylor Lautner and Marie Avgeropoulos from Temple Hill Entertainment.

Released from prison so that he can spend time with his dying son (Tye Sheridan), an expert art forger (John Travolta) is coerced into participating in a major museum heist.

Said Saban Films President Bill Bromiley:

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"John Travolta was brilliant as a criminal who would go to any means to protect his son. We look forward to »

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Toronto: John Travolta’s ‘The Forger’ Bought for U.S. Distribution

10 September 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired U.S. rights to John Travolta’s art-heist drama “The Forger” for over $2 million — two days before its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

It’s the third major acquisition for the five-month-old distributor, which bought the Tommy Lee Jones-Hilary Swank Western “The Homesman” at Cannes and then snagged Taylor Lautner’s “Tracers” at Toronto.

The Forger” has been screening for buyers this week in Toronto. A24 and The Weinstein Co. also made bids.

See Also: Philip Martin Moves Into Fiction with Thriller ‘Forger’

Travolta stars as art forger released from prison to spend time with his dying son (Tye Sheridan), but is forced into taking part in a heist. Christopher Plummer, Abigail Spencer and Jennifer Ehle co-star.

Philip Martin directed from a script by Richard D’Ovidio. “The Forger” was shot in Boston late last year.

Producers are Code Entertainment’s Al Corley, »

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Why Taylor Swift Hasn't Gone on a Date in 18 Months

9 September 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She hasn't given up on love. But she's no longer dating, at least for now. After a string of failed relationships, most of whom influenced her music - Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal, Conor Kennedy and Harry Styles - Taylor Swift now says she's on hiatus from romance. In fact, she says she hasn't dated anyone since she and Styles, the One Direction singer, broke up more than a year and a half ago. "Like, have not gone on a date," the pop star, 24, tells Rolling Stone. "People are going to feel sorry for me when you write that. »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Toronto Festival Market Swells, But Will It Yield Any Hits?

8 September 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Two splashy deals have revived a slow market for films at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.

Buyers and sellers were getting concerned that no one would reach for their checkbooks until a pair of Scott Rudin produced pictures sparked bidding wars among distributors willing to shell out big bucks. U.S. rights for Noah Baumbach’s “While We're Young” sold to A24 for $4 million, while global rights to Chris Rock’s “Top Five” will likely be nabbed by Paramount for $12.5 million and a $20 million P&A commitment.

Those major paydays aside, there is a mounting sense among the Hollywood types who made the cross-continent trek to the Canadian city that this year’s festival will go down as a slow boil that never bubbled over.

“The market is a little disappointing,” said Bill Bromley, president of Saban Films. “There’s some commercial product here, but I’ve seen »

- Brent Lang

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Acquisitions: Bovary, Go, Years, Tracers, Alex

6 September 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Madame Bovary

Millennium Entertainment is closing a deal to acquire U.S. rights to the Sophie Barthes-directed "Madame Bovary" starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, and Ezra Miller.

The French period film focuses on two years of the life of the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor. She engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status. [Source: Deadline]

Just Before I Go

Starz has secured the North American rights to Courteney Cox's dark comedy feature directorial debut "Just Before I Go". Seann William Scott, Rob Riggle, Garret Dillahunt, Kate Walsh, David Arquette and Olivia Thirlby star.

David Flebotte's script follows a suicidal man who encounters a few surprises as he heads back to his home town and prepares to shuffle off his mortal coil. [Source: Screen]

The Last 5 Years

RADiUS-twc has scored North American rights to the Toronto world premiere film "The Last 5 Years" starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. »

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Toronto: Saban Films Buys Taylor Lautner’s ‘Tracers’ for North America

5 September 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Haim Saban’s newly minted Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to the action thriller “Tracers,” starring Taylor Lautner and Marie Avgeropoulos.

The deal was announced at the Toronto Film Festival and is the second for four-month-old Saban Films, which launched just before the Cannes Film Festival and acquired Tommy Lee Jones’ “The Homesman” as its first movie.

Tracers” reunited Lautner with “Twilight” producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment, who are producing with D. Scott Lumpkin.

Lautner plays a New York City bicycle messenger in debt to an organized crime gang. He’s lured into the world of parkour after crashing his bike into a sexy stranger (Avgeropoulos).

The film is directed by Daniel Benmayor (“Bruc”) and written by Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott.

Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated on behalf of Saban Films and Wme Global on behalf of the producers. »

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Taylor Lautner's Parkour Thriller 'Tracers' Heads to Saban Films

5 September 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc. ("Scg"), announced today that the company has acquired the North American distribution rights to the action thriller Tracers starring Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga, Abduction) and Marie Avgeropoulos (50/50, The CW's The 100).

Tracers reteams Lautner with Twilight producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment who are producing alongside D. Scott Lumpkin.

The fast-paced action thriller follows New York City bicycle messenger, Cam (Lautner) who is the hottest thing on two wheels, but is in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki (Avgeropoulos), Cam is immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the high-stakes world of parkour.

Saban President Bill Bromiley had this to say in a statement.

"We were immediately drawn to Tracers because it amplifies and expands on action storytelling and captivates the thrill seeker in all of us. »

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Tiff 2014 Acquisitions: What We Do In The Shadows, Tracers and The Last 5 Years

5 September 2014 11:37 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival is only just getting started, but we’ve already got a few new acquisitions to tell you about.  Here they are at a glance: Nearly eight months after premiering at Sundance, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows just scored a Us distribution deal with Unison Films and made a Us digital, DVD and broadcast distribution arrangement with The Orchard. Saban Capital Group, Inc. has acquired the North American distribution rights to the Taylor Lautner action thriller, Tracers. The North American rights to The Last 5 Years starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan just went to RADiUS.  The company will release the film on Valentine’s Day 2015. Hit the jump for more on all three films. First up we’ve got What We Do in the Shadows.  In addition to Unison Films taking the Us theatrical rights and The Orchard acquiring Us digital, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Saban Films Acquires Taylor Lautner’s Tracers

5 September 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Saban Films announced today that it has acquired the North American distribution rights to the action thriller Tracers starring Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga, Abduction) and Marie Avgeropoulos (50/50, The CW’s The 100).

Tracers reteams Lautner with Twilight producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment who are producing alongside D. Scott Lumpkin.

The fast-paced action thriller follows New York City bicycle messenger, Cam (Lautner) who is the hottest thing on two wheels, but is in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki (Avgeropoulos), Cam is immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the high-stakes world of parkour.

Saban Films, launched just prior to Cannes, acquired The Homesman, starring Academy Award winners Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank. The film had its world premiere in competition at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and Saban Films will release stateside with Roadside Attractions on November 7th. »

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Saban to Distribute Tracers, Starring Taylor Lautner

5 September 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc., announced today that the company has acquired the North American distribution rights to the action thriller Tracers, starring Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga, Abduction) and Marie Avgeropoulos (50/50, "The 100"). Tracers reteams Lautner with Twilight producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment who are producing alongside D. Scott Lumpkin. »

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Taylor Lautner's Parkour Movie ‘Tracers’ Heading to Saban Films

5 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Taylor Lautner‘s parkour-themed action-thriller “Tracers,” the new distribution company announced Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival. Daniel Benmayor directed the movie, which was produced by Temple Hill's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, who worked with Lautner on the “Twilight” movies. D. Scott Lumpkin also served as a producer on the movie. Also read: Zac Efron, Robert De Niro to Star in Dan Mazer's Comedy ‘Driving Dick Kelly’ (Exclusive) “Tracers” follows New York City bicycle messenger Cam (Lautner), who's in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, »

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Toronto: Saban Films Buying Taylor Lautner Thriller ‘Tracers’

5 September 2014 8:48 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Saban Films, the new distribution company hatched by Haim Saban and run by vet Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban, has made the first major deal on the ground at Toronto. It’s a 7-figure deal for U.S. rights on Tracers, the Daniel Ben Mayor-directed action thriller that stars Taylor Lautner and is produced by Temple Hill partners Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. That duo worked with Lautner on the Twilight Saga films. Lautner plays a New York City bike messenger who meets a girl and gets sucked into the world of parkour, and he gets caught up in an underworld element. Marie Avgeropoulos (50/50) plays the female lead. Wme Global brokered the deal with the Saban team.

Saban got on the map at Cannes when they acquired distribution rights to The Homesman, the Tommy Lee Jones-directed Western that’s being launched in Oscar season on November 7. Saban is releasing with Roadside Attractions. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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New Poster & Photos Of 'Camp X-Ray' Starring Kristen Stewart

4 September 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Okay, Taylor Lautner, it’s your move. The primary “Twilight” duo of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have used their Ya-vampire cache as a stepping stone to work with extremely interesting filmmakers: Walter Salles, Olivier Assayas, David Cronenberg, David Michod and many, many more. Lautner has fallen behind in that regard, but it’s possible he might have been legitimately interested in “Abduction” and “Grown Ups 2” (and/or, he just hasn’t found the right roles yet). That’s neither here nor there, but it does remind us that Kristen Stewart has another intriguing looking project coming up. Titled “Camp X-Ray,” the movie is an indie that premiered at Sundance earlier this year, and features the actress as in an unlikely, but challenging role of a Guantanamo Bay detention camp guard. Written and directed by first-time feature helmer Peter Sattler, the movie co-stars Tara Holt, John Carroll Lynch, Lane Garrison, »

- Edward Davis

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