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Nicolás López Gains Traction at Mexico’s Box Office with First ‘No Filter’ Remake ‘A Woman Without Filter’

Nicolás López Gains Traction at Mexico’s Box Office with First ‘No Filter’ Remake ‘A Woman Without Filter’
Chilean director Nicolás López has found something of a golden goose at the Mexican box office. In 2017, his “Do it Like an Hombre,” pulled in nearly $11 million. Now in its first week, “A Woman Without Filter,” the Mexican remake of his 2016 Chilean hit original “No Filter” has sold 1.12 million admissions raking in more than $2.5 million, López confirmed.

It took Mexico’s favorite son Guillermo del Toro and his just-released “The Shape of Water,” to keep “A Woman Without Filter” from the number one spot.

López’s current run of form doesn’t look to be abating anytime soon either, as just last week it was announced that a Mexican remake of his current Chilean box office topper “I’m Not Crazy” is forthcoming from top Mexican production-distribution house Corazón Films. The original is presently dominating the Chilean box office, with its 379,000 admissions sold ranking ninth in the country’s history.

While Mexico
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Chile’s First 2018 Blockbuster, ‘I’m Not Crazy,’ Tops Box Office, Snags Netflix Deal (Exclusive)

Chile’s First 2018 Blockbuster, ‘I’m Not Crazy,’ Tops Box Office, Snags Netflix Deal (Exclusive)
After scoring number one openings with “No Filter,” and “Do it Like an Hombre” in Chile and Mexico, Nicolás López has topped Chilean charts again with “I’m Not Crazy.” Its stellar admissions numbers come as López is proving to be one of the biggest remake phenomenons in Latin America, with reversions of “No Filter” opening in Mexico, shooting in Spain and building to production in Argentina – with the later set to feature star Natalia Oreiro.

López told Variety that a Mexican remake of “I’m Not Crazy,” is already in the works, with leading indie production-distribution house Corazón Films producing. Netflix will handle U.S. distribution for the original Chilean version, a deal which furthers an already strong relationship between López and the streaming giant, Netflix having released and co-financed “Sin Filtro.”

“I’m Not Crazy,” opened Jan. 4 in Chile, and launched to the top spot in the weekend’s domestic box office with little resistance
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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ Dazzles 50th Sitges Festival

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ Dazzles 50th Sitges Festival
Sitges, Spain — Opening with Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” which dazzled critics and audiences alike at the Spanish Festival, the 50th Sitges Festival, a Mecca for genre fanboys and Europe’s biggest fantasy event, looks set to pack some weighty Spanish world premieres: “La Zona,” the fourth original series from Movistar + to see the light of day, a family and crime drama set in the wake of a post nuclear power station meltdown; and “Muse,” an English-language supernatural thriller from Filmax and one of its star directors, Jaume Balagueró, whose [“Rec”] franchise installments have proved a highlight of multiple Sitges events.

Sitges will also world premiere “Errementari – The Blacksmith and the Devil,” a Basque Country-set fantasy horror debut from Paul Urkijo, mentored by Álex de la Iglesia and again sold by Filmax.

The big TV premiere is a departure for Sitges. Del Toro’s humanistic horror and powerful local premieres are not so new to
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Do It Like An Hombre: Director Nicolas Lopez Talks About Converting Homophobia Into A Comedy

Mexican box office history has been made earlier this month as Director Nicolas Lopez’s comedy Do It Like An Hombre set a record for the highest Mexican movie box office total for 2017 with a local film.

The comedy is about three friends, Raul, Eduardo and Santiago, who led a happy and straight life since their childhood. Their relationships changed one day when Santiago confesses to them that he is actually gay.

The film stars Maruicio Ochmann, Alfonso Dosal and Aislinn Derbez.

Lrm sat down with director Nicolas Lopez to talk about the success of this comedy in Mexico and its culture.

Do It Like An Hombre will be released in Us theaters this Friday, September 1st.

Check out our exclusive interview below.

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Rumor: Joker Has A Permanent Smile In Joker Origin Movie

The verdict is still out on whether or not the DC Extended Universe will have a long and healthy life, but Warner Bros. is taking some interesting steps that an positively affect their properties, should it not. Last week, it was revealed that director Todd Phillips and producer Martin Scorsese were in talks to develop an origin story for the Joker.

Unlike any of the DC films that had hit in recent years, the Joker origin film won’t be a part of the Dceu. This will allow the filmmakers not to be restricted by any of the the preexisting canon, and will give them the room to actually tell the story they want to tell. Considering that Warner Bros. had considered themselves a director-focused studio, this is fantastic news, and could lead to more Dark Knight-caliber DC flicks.

But what would the Joker film actually entail? Obviously, it’s
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Robert Zemeckis Pitched A DC Film To Warner Bros.

Fans recently learned that Matt ReevesThe Batman will not be connected to DC’s shared universe. And about a week ago it was revealed that DC is planning a Joker origin movie that will not have Jared Leto in the role as the Clown Prince of Crime. This new film be the first under a new, and at this point, untitled DC banner. The new plan by DC will is supposedly going to be a collection off unusual of one off stories.

DC has been listening to pitches from directors on what type of movie they would make and their overall vision. According to Variety, Robert Zemeckis is one of the directors that made a pitch to the studio. This is in keeping with rumors earlier this year that stated that Zemeckis was one of the frontrunners to helm in the impending Flash movie. I have always enjoyed his
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Will Mexico’s number one movie, Hazlo Como Hombre, hit in America?

The Spanish language comedy Hazlo Como Hombre (“Do It Like An Hombre”) shattered records when it opened in Mexico. It only took 11 days to become the country’s number one movie of 2017 with $7.4 million and counting. This weekend, the film opens in the U.S. so what made audiences flock to the film in Mexico, and will it resonate with American viewers? Written and directed by Nicolas Lopez, Hazlo Como Hombre is a raunchy comedy about what happens when Santiago (Alfonso Dosal) comes out to his two friends, Raul (Mauricio Ochmann) and Eduardo (Humberto Busto). The joke is more
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Hazlo Como Hombre Director Nicolas Lopez On Why He Takes On Machismo In A Comedy

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In the Spanish comedy Hazlo Como Hombre, Mauricio Ochmann can't accept his best friend's new status as gay because of his machismo ways so he sets out to "cure" his friend's gayness. Chilean director Nicolas Lopez drew inspiration for the movie from a real-life situation. CineMovie sits down with director Nicolas Lopez who explain why he took the comedy route for the subject matter. Watch below.

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‘Do It Like an Hombre’ Is Mexico’s Highest-Grossing Local Film of the Year

‘Do It Like an Hombre’ Is Mexico’s Highest-Grossing Local Film of the Year
Some new Mexican box office history has been made as the comedy “Do it Like an Hombre” followed its 68.7 million Mexican pesos ($3.89 million) opening weekend with a two weekend total of $130.3 million pesos ($7.4 million), giving it the highest Mexican movie box office total of 2017, according to comScore.

In its first weekend, including a Thursday first-day bow, the film was the country’s second-highest Mexican release ever after the 2013 smash-hit “Instructions Not Included,” which holds the top spot, though off a Thursday rather than Friday opening. 2016’s “Que Culpe Tiene el Nino”? earned a three-day 65.6 million pesos ($3.7 million), according to comScore.

The recent success of local hits in Mexico has helped in recent years to justify a massive growth in the number of theaters across the country. It may also suggest a shift away from the near absolute choke-hold that Hollywood blockbusters, especially animated movies, have held on the region’s box offices for years. At
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Nicolas Lopez’s ‘Do It Like an Hombre’ Smashes 2017 Mexican Movie Records

Nicolas Lopez’s ‘Do It Like an Hombre’ Smashes 2017 Mexican Movie Records
Having directed Chilean smash hit “Sin Filtro,” Nicolás Lopez looks like he has done it again. But in a far bigger market than his native Chile and with a Spanish-language comedy which, distributed by Pantelion and starring Mauricio Ochmann (“El Chema”) and Aislinn Derbez (“Win It All”), has U.S. potential.

Bowing Aug.10 in Mexico, Lopez’s first Mexican movie as a director, “Hazlo como Hombre” (“Do It Like an Hombre”), which Pantelion releases Sept. 1 in the U.S., opened No. 1 on Thursday, punching $591,537 at the Mexican box office, over double the biggest U.S. bow, “Baby Driver” ($239,565).

That’s also getting on for double the first-day box office trawl for “Que Culpa Tiene el Niño?” – Mexico’s biggest local hit of 2016, which went on to earn $14.4 million in Mexico.

These are just opening night figures. But they do raise the question of how much “Do It Like an Hombre” could gross not just in Mexico but
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American Remake Of Chilean Comedy ‘Sin Filtro’ Set By Eva Longoria & Charles D. King

Exclusive: Eva Longoria's UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Charles D. King's MacRo will team on an American-set remake of Sin Filtro, the Chilean film by Nicolas Lopez. They hope to get into production in 2018 a comedy that follows a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Her life spirals out of control after an acupuncture treatment renders her unable to filter herself. King’s MacRo will finance the film, and he will produce with Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks along with…
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FilmSharks Takes Santiago Segura-Directed ‘Empowered,’ Starring Maribel Verdu (Exclusive)

Madrid — Santiago Segura, creator and star of the “Torrente” movie series and one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most popular comedians, is directing his first non-“Torrente” movie, a Spanish version of Nicolas Lopez’s Chilean smash-hit “No Filter.”

Spanish actress Marbel Verdú (“Belle Epoque,” “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”) stars. The production, “Empowered,” went into production in Madrid this Monday and will shoot for seven weeks in the Spanish capital.

Segura and long-time producing partner Maria Luisa Gutierrez will produce out of Bowfinger Intl. Pictures, in co-production with Atresmedia Cine, the film arm of Spanish broadcast network Atresmedia. The film will also use a tax vehicle, Sin Filtro La Pelicula Aie. Movistar + has acquired Spanish pay TV rights; Warner Bros. Pictures International España will distribute in Spain.

Guido Rud’s FilmSharks Intl. has acquired international sales rights to Segura’s “Empowered.”

The deal comes as FilmSharks, which
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Cannes: Fox Intl. Prods. to Remake Argentina Hits in Brazil (Exclusive)

Leading a flurry of film remake deals clinched by Buenos Aires’ sales company FilmSharks Intl. with powerful international players, Fox Intl. Productions has snagged adaptation rights for Brazil to recent Argentine hit comedies “I Married A Dumbass” and “No Kids.”

Redo rights by Ariel Winograd’s “No Kids,” an Argentine-Spanish co-production toplining Maribel Verdú and Diego Peretti, have also been licensed to Lionsgate-owned Globalgate for Germany, in partnership with Tobis, and for Korea, teaming with Lotte.

In Germany and Turkey, Sony Pictures optioned film remake rights to Nicolás López’s Netflix-backed Chilean blockbuster “No Filter,” also in advanced discussions for India and China, said FilmSharks CEO Guido Rud.

Juan Taratuto’s “Dumbass” makeover deals in France, China and India are under negotiation too.

“Dumbass” and “No Kids” form part of the IP library of Disney-backed Patagonik Film Group, Argentina’s biggest film production house, which FilmSharks represents for the international redo market.
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SXSW Teaser Debut | Aaron Burns’ Madre

Madre is directed by Aaron Burns (Knock, Knock, Green Inferno), who also wrote the original screenplay, and stars Chilean actress Daniela Ramírez (La Poseída, Los Archivos del Cardenal), Cristobal Tapia Montt (The Stranger), Matías Bassi (Pulseras Rojas) and Aida Jabolin. The film is produced by Nicolás López and Miguel Asensio Llamas. Madre follows the story …

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‘Madre’ Filmmaker Aaron Burns Inks With UTA & Kaplan/Perrone

Exclusive: Writer-director Aaron Burns, on the heels of the SXSW world premiere of his horror film Madre, which was picked up by Netflix, has signed with UTA and Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment. The pic, produced by Nicolás López and Miguel Asensio Llamas, will be available to stream at the end of this year. Starring Daniela Ramírez, Cristobal Tapia Montt, Matías Bassi and Aida Jabolin, the psychological thriller is about motherhood and the difficult circumstances that force…
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SXSW 2017: Watch the Teaser Trailer for Madre, Coming to Netflix This Year

A new teaser trailer for Aaron Burns' Madre, which recently made its world premiere at SXSW, warns that for one mother with a baby on the way, the terror is not only close to home, but inside it.

Check out the teaser trailer below, and keep an eye out for Madre on Netflix later this year, as the online service has acquired global streaming rights to the film, with a release planned for 2017. And, in case you missed it, check out more of our coverage from the SXSW Film Festival.

"Madre is directed by Aaron Burns (Knock, Knock, Green Inferno), who also wrote the original screenplay, and stars Chilean actress Daniela Ramírez (La Poseída, Los Archivos del Cardenal), Cristobal Tapia Montt (The Stranger), Matías Bassi (Pulseras Rojas) and Aida Jabolin. The film is produced by Nicolás López and Miguel Asensio Llamas.

Madre follows the story of Diana Prieto (Ramirez
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SXSW 2017: Watch The Teaser For Aaron Burns' Thriller Madre

Hey, we are going to put a bug in your ear about Aaron Burns' new thriller Madre. His new film is having its World Premiere this very moment at SXSW in Austin. Deadline announced earlier the news that Madre has been picked up by Netflix and the streaming service will air towards the end of this year. We were passed along the trailer for it which you can watch below.    Burns worked a bit with Eli Roth when that director went through his Chilean phase. He starred in Knock Knock and Green Inferno, and Nicolas Lopez (After Shock and Greeen Inferno) and Miguel Asensio Llamas (Knock Knock and Green Inferno) are producing this flick. A lot of the crew from After Shock, Knock Knock...

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Madre Trailer Brings Dark Thrills To SXSW

The main narrative section of the upcoming SXSW Film Festival is getting a burst of genre edginess with writer-director Aaron Burns' Madre. The first feature to come from producer Nicolas Lopez's new Purgatorio genre label this one paints a picture of family life gone very dark, indeed, and the trailer is very promising. Diana Prieto is pregnant and taking care of her first child, Martin who has a child development problem, has become overwhelming. She has no one to help her while her husband Tomas spends months working in Asia. Diana’s at her breaking point with Martin when Luz, a gifted caregiver from the Philippines, steps in to help. Martin quickly begins improving under Luz’s supervision, but Diana’s worried that he’s only being taught to...

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Animation Showcase Ventana Sur Announces 13 Projects in New Expanded Section

“Mandinga,” “The Metamorph” and “Aimbo” figure among 13 projects in a new section bowing this year at Buenos Aires’ Ventana Sur market: “Animation!”

Showcasing seven features and six TV series, all of which will be pitched at Buenos Aires, Animation! marks a significant and symbolic departure for Ventana Sur as it broadens its gamut to take in TV and target potential growth sectors, in artists and commercial terms, in Latin America’s content business.

Ventana Sur was launched by Argentina’s Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (Incaa) and the Cannes Film Market and Festival in 2009 as a Latin American film market. Animation! launches in partnership with Annecy’s Intl. Animation Film Market (Mifa), the biggest film-tv animation mart in the world, giving Ventana Sur a second alliance with a top-of-its-global-class partner based out of France.

“Ventana Sur may be an ideal tool for helping animation production growth in Latin America,
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‘Jackie,’ ‘Blind Christ’ Make Big Splashes for Burgeoning Chilean Film Business

‘Jackie,’ ‘Blind Christ’ Make Big Splashes for Burgeoning Chilean Film Business
Chile’s unprecedented dual presence in the Venice Film Festival’s official competition, and presence at Toronto, can only attest to the wealth and breadth of its burgeoning cinematic talent.

Venice’s and Toronto’s official lineup included “Jackie,” the first English-language pic from helmer Pablo Larrain, whose pics “No” and “The Club” repped Chile in the past two consecutive years at the Oscars, and whose recent “Neruda” preemed at Cannes and also reps Chile at the upcoming Oscars. The Lido fest also featured a relatively unknown Chile-born talent, Christopher Murray, and his sophomore pic, “The Blind Christ.”

Darren Aronofsky’s search for someone to direct the long-gestating “Jackie” project ended when he saw Larrain’s Berlinale grand jury prizewinner “The Club” while presiding over the Berlin festival jury last year. Natalie Portman, who plays the titular role of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the first four days after the assassination of her husband,
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