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Cannes: Lionsgate Intl. Rolls Out ‘Marrowbone’ Across the World (Exclusive)

20 May 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — Marking one of the sales hits at this year’s Cannes market, Lionsgate Intl. has closed over 30 territory deals – 50-plus territories breaking out Latin America – on psychological thriller “Marrowbone,” exec produced by J.A. Bayona, and the directorial debut of Sergio G. Sanchez, his scribe on “The Orphanage” and co-writer on “The Impossible.”

Belen Atienza, who produced Bayona’s “The Impossible,” one of the highest grossing of recent independent titles,  and his upcoming “A Monster Calls,” produces with Guislain Barrois and Alvaro Augustin at Spain’s Telecinco Cinema. The powerful film production arm of Mediaset España, Telecinco Cinema has a longstanding relationship with Bayona, co-producing “The Orphanage,” “The Impossible” and “A Monster Calls.”

Licensed to major independent distributors outside Lionsgate Intl.’s output deals, “Marrowbone” has closed France (Metropolitan Export), U.K. (eOne) Latin America (Imagem), Australia (Roadshow) and Italy (Leone Film Group). Universal Pictures Intl. (Upi ) will release in Spain. »

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Telecinco, Upi Re-Team on Sergio G. Sanchez, De la Iglesia’s Projects

19 May 2016 6:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Telecinco Cinema, Spain’s most successful movie producer, and Universal Pictures Intl. Spain have inked local distribution rights to two of the most awaited Spanish films of 2017: Sergio G. Sanchez’s terror thriller “Marrowbone” and Alex de la Iglesia’s dramedy “Perfectos desconocidos.”

Pact deepens a fruitful relationship which has seen recent milestones such as the local release of record-breaking Tc-produced comedies “Spanish Affair 1” and “Spanish Affair 2,” which notched up a combined $105 million B.O. over 2014-15 in Spain, both handled by Upi. Both partners also launched in 2015 Alejandro Amenabar’s “Regression,” scoring a solid $10.2 million Spanish B.O.

Godfathered by J.A. Bayona as exec-producer, “Marrowbone” marks the feature film debut of Sergio G. Sanchez, scribe of Bayona’s “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible,” pics produced by Belen Atienza, alongside Alvaro Augustin and Ghislain Barrois at Telecinco Cinema, the film production arm of Spain’s TV giant Mediaset España. »

- Emiliano De Pablos

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Liam Neeson set for In Order of Disappearance

15 May 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Liam Neeson has added a new action project to his upcoming slate, with the Irish actor signing on for a remake of the hit 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance.

The project will be directed by Hans Petter Molland from a script by Frank Baldwin, and will see Neeson taking on the Stellan Skarsgard role as “snowplow driver who doesn’t get worked up about much, until his son is murdered and it is made to look like an overdose, by criminals involved in drug deals. It turns the mild-mannered man’s attention from snow to body removal and becomes a tense action thriller with Dirty Harry-esque intensity, where bad guys pile up like snow drifts when the killers suspect a rival gang.”

Neeson will next be seen in J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls, which is out in October, followed by Martin Scorsese’s Silence in November. »

- Gary Collinson

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Spanish Film Industry Gets a Boost From TV Nets, Movistar Plus

13 May 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For Spain’s top movie players, TV production could prove their salvation.

When Spain’s largest telco, Telefonica, bought total control of its biggest pay TV operator, Canal Plus Spain, in May 2014, it was an unprecedented move for Europe’s “big five” movie territories.

The positive consequences of that telco-content convergence, compounded by Netflix’s launch in Spain last October and HBO promising a Spanish streaming service by this year-end, are now playing out all over Spain’s content industry.

Co-producing and promoting 10-15 titles a year, Spain’s biggest broadcast networks Mediaset España and Atresmedia have helped fire up Spanish films’ domestic market shares to 25.5% in 2014 and 19% last year — both modern highs.

Led by “Julieta,” Pedro Almodóvar’s fifth competition entry, Spain boasts its biggest festival presence at Cannes for years with four features. But all the other films — Catalan Albert Serra’s “The Death of Louis Xiv,” a »

- John Hopewell and Emiliano De Pablos

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Rob Cohen Disaster Pic Category 5 Adds Toby Kebbell

13 May 2016 12:54 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Undeterred by Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot resulting in a financial and critical calamity, Toby Kebbell has teed up two tentpole blockbusters in 2016 in the form of Warcraft: The Beginning and Timur Bekmambetov’s bold remake of Ben-Hur. Neither are guaranteed hits, of course, and it’ll be interesting to see how those movies pan out among fans and critics alike.

Looking further afield, though, Kebbell has began snapping up roles in a variety of projects, with the latest being Rob Cohen’s white-knuckle ride, Category 5. Pitched as a hurricane heist move, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Kebbell’s casting on the Croisette, where Foresight Unlimited are currently handling foreign sales.

Alas, there’s no mention of which role Kebbell has snatched, though THR clarifies the general premise for Category 5. As the director behind the original The Fast and the Furious movie, it’s hardly surprising that Cohen »

- Michael Briers

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Jurassic World Scribe Derek Connolly Boards Pacific Rim 2

12 May 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In 2015, Derek Connolly and director Colin Trevorrow were bound for Isla Nublar for Universal’s Jurassic World, crafting a tentpole blockbuster that stormed past the $1 billion dollar mark and confidently resurrected a franchise that had slowly began to fossilize on the proverbial shelf.

Both are involved in the planned 2018 sequel – Juan Antonio Bayona is primed to pick up the mantle to direct – as well, though Trevorrow has been elected to helm Star Wars: Episode IX for Disney. Now, Connolly has teed up another blockbuster beyond the vistas of Isla Nublar: Pacific Rim 2.

News comes by way of The Hollywood Reporter, confirming that Connolly has been brought in to work on the embryonic script. Guillermo del Toro, meanwhile, remains attached in a producing capacity, but directing duties have now been passed on to Steven DeKnight of Daredevil fame. It’s understood Zak Penn and Jon Spaihts both had passes on the screenplay, »

- Michael Briers

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Locarno Film Festival to Honor David Linde

11 May 2016 12:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Locarno Film Festival will fete U.S. producer David Linde with its Raimondo Rezzonico prize, given to a producer who epitomizes the indie ethos.

Linde’s long illustrious career dates back to his first major executive position at Miramax Films and Miramax Films International, where he oversaw the acquisition of several internationally renowned pics such as Peter Jackson’s “Heavenly Creatures,” Woody Allen’s “Bullets over Broadway,” and international distribution for Quentin Tarantino’s” Pulp Fiction,” among other titles.

After Miramax, Linde became partner of production company Good Machine, which Universal acquired to become the specialty film studio Focus Features which he ran with co-president James Schamus. During his time at Focus, Linde and Schamus produced a varied slate of top notch indie pictures including Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s” Biutiful,” “Happiness” by Todd Solondz, Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist” and Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Auteurs Go A-List: Arthouse Directors Drive Genre Films at Cannes

10 May 2016 8:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

From indies to studio fare, genre films are being driven by auteurs in the Cannes festival lineup and marketplace as never before.

The trend comes on the heels of two record Cannes deals: Paramount’s $20 million North America/China pre-buy of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi pic “Story of Your Life” in 2014, and Focus Features’ $20 million-plus worldwide pre-buy of Tom Ford’s thriller “Nocturnal Animals” (with a hefty $10 million P&A commitment) last May. With directors like Colin Trevorrow jumping straight from his $4-million-grossing debut, “Safety Not Guaranteed,” to the $1.67 billion-hauling “Jurassic World,” producers are taking bigger chances on smaller, artier names in genre films. And buyers seem willing to gamble along with them.

“We are operating in a world where we typically have to find less-proven talent than studios,” says Glen Basner of FilmNation, which co-produced and co-financed “Story” with 21 Laps Entertainment and Lava Bear Films, and negotiated the “Nocturnal” deal with CAA. »

- Gregg Goldstein

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'Now You See Me 3', 'L.O.R.D.' on monster Lionsgate slate

10 May 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Unveiling his “deepest and most diverse” Cannes sales roster, Patrick Wachsberger and his team arrive on the Croisette with eight titles.

The slate includes Now You See Me 3, the latest episode in the heist franchise whose second episode is about to open worldwide on June 10.

3D motion capture fantasy adventure L.O.R.D. hails from writer-director Guo Jingming. China’s LeVision produced with Original Force and financed with other partners.

The roster includes the Lionsgate/CBS Films action drama Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon and J.K. Simmons in the story of the manhunt that followed the Boston Marathon bombing.

The Summit Entertainment/Black Label action drama No Exit stars Josh Brolin and Miles Teller in the true saga of the firefighters who battled one of the most dangerous wildfires in history.

Wachsberger and the team will introduce Lionsgate/Hasbro film My Little Pony: The Movie starring Emily Blunt and Kristin Chenoweth, and Lionsgate »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Lionsgate International to sell 'No Exit' in Cannes

10 May 2016 6:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Patrick Wachsberger and his team will kick off sales on the Croisette on the firefighter drama to star Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.

The Summit Entertainment/Black Label action title is one of several new additions to a monster eight-film slate that will be unveiled in full later on Tuesday.

Joseph Kosinski of Tron: Legacy and Oblivion fame will direct No Exit, which follows the efforts of firefighters battling a historic wildfire in Arizona. The film will go out in the Us on the Summit label through Lionsgate.

As previously announced exclusively on Screendaily, Lionsgate International will also commence sales on Marrowbone.

J.A. Bayona serves as executive producer on the feature directorial debut of regular screenwriter Sergio G. Sanchez about siblings in a haunted family manor house.

Sanchez wrote the screenplay and collaborated with Bayona on The Orphanage and The Impossible. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cannes: Lionsgate Selling ‘Now You See Me 3,’ ‘My Little Pony’

10 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has unveiled an eight-film sales slate, including “Now You See Me 3,” “My Little Pony: The Movie” and  Mark Wahlberg’s “Patriots’ Day,” for the Cannes Film Festival.

The lineup includes Summit Entertainment/Black Label action drama “No Exit,” starring Josh Brolin and Miles Teller in the saga of firefighters who battled one of the most dangerous wildfires in history; “American Assassin,” starring Michael Keaton and based on Vince Flynn’s book series; and coming-of-age drama “Wonder,” starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay.

The slate includes two international titles — “Marrowbone,” which teams executive producer J.A. Bayona, producer Belen Atienza and writer-director Sergio G. Sanchez in the story of four children who hide from the world in a farm that holds a terrible secret; and China’s first 3D motion capture film, the fantasy adventure “L.O.R.D.,” writer-director Guo Jingming’s follow-up to his Tiny Times franchise.

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- Dave McNary

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Twitter Buzz: Captain America: Civil War

8 May 2016 8:52 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Curious about how some of your favorite celebrities from the geek community viewed Civil War? Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds definitely enjoyed the film.  Kevin Feige revealed he's #TeamCap, not #TeamIronMan.  Likewise, Justin Hammer actor Sam Rockwell also revealed his  Civil War allegiance.  Drax actor Dave Bautista says the pressure is on, following the high bar set by The Russos.  Director J.A. Bayona, who will helm Jurassic World 2, has high praise for  Spider-Man actor Tom Holland.       I remain, #TeamHelloKitty -- but Civil War was so fucking good. Crisp high fives all around. pic.twitter.com/KvleIgs88Y — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 8, 2016 .@CaptainAmerica I stand with #TeamCap. #TweetMe https://t.co/THmiCX3mdC — Kevin Feige (@Kevfeige) May 6, 2016 I love Evans and Rdj both so much it's hard to say if I'm #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan #CivilWar is Sooo good tho. I do know that! U tell me! — chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) May 6, 2016 Is Sam Rockwell #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan? »

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Daisy Ridley In Talks To Play Ophelia In Title Role

4 May 2016 10:42 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts (Divergent series, The Impossible) and rising superstar Daisy Ridley (Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens) are in final negotiations to star in Ophelia, the highly-anticipated and dynamic reimagining of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” focusing on the untold story of Ophelia’s (Ridley) tragic romance with the prince and her relationship with his mother Queen Gertrude (Watts), it was announced today by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson.

To be directed by Claire McCarthy (The Waiting City), Ophelia is based on the award winning novel by Lisa Klein and adapted for the screen by the acclaimed and award-winning writer Semi Chellas (“Mad Men,” “The Eleventh Hour”).

“Ophelia is brimming with youth-fueled charisma, exploring the nature of true love and beauty, and I’m so excited to bring this fresh mythic spin to Hamlet from a female perspective, »

- Michelle McCue

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Lionsgate and J.A. Bayona Dig Deep into the Marrowbone

2 May 2016 12:10 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Horror movies released in the past ten years don’t get much better than The Orphanage, which was written by Sergio G. Sanchez and directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. It’s for this reason that we’re delighted to report that the Spanish… Continue Reading →

The post Lionsgate and J.A. Bayona Dig Deep into the Marrowbone appeared first on Dread Central. »

- John Squires

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Lionsgate International, J. A. Bayona prepare 'Marrowbone'

1 May 2016 2:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: A Monster Calls and The Impossible director J.A. Bayona is reteaming with Lionsgate International as executive producer on the upcoming Cannes sales title Marrowbone.

Regular Bayona collaborator Sergio G. Sanchez wrote the screenplay and will make his feature directorial debut on the psychological thriller, described as being in the vein of Bayona’s The Orphanage as well as The Others.

Sanchez wrote the screenplay to The Orphanage and co-wrote the story to The Impossible.

Marrowbone (working title) centres on a young man and his four younger siblings plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor where they live and have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together.

Bayona collaborators Belén Atienza, Álvaro Augustin and Ghislain Barrois will produce.

The project is in pre-production. Us rights allocation are to be determined.

“I cannot imagine a better producer and a better screenwriter to collaborate with, so from the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Lionsgate International, Bayona prep 'Marrowbone'

1 May 2016 2:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: A Monster Calls and The Impossible director J.A. Bayona is reteaming with Lionsgate International as producer on the upcoming Cannes sales title Marrowbone.

Bayona collaborator Sergio G. Sanchez will make his feature directorial debut on the psychological thriller, described as being in the vein of Bayona’s The Orphanage.

Sanchez wrote the screenplay to The Orphanage and co-wrote the story to The Impossible.

Marrowbone (working title) centres on a young man and his four younger siblings plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor where they live and have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together.

Bayona produces with regular collaborators Belén Atienza, Álvaro Augustin, and Ghislain Barrois.

The project is in pre-production. Us rights allocation are to be determined.

A Monster Calls starring Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell and Geraldine Chaplin, is scheduled to open in the Us via Focus Features on October »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Why Spain's Largest Studio Complex Is Set to Be Liquidated

29 April 2016 2:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Valencia’s regional government declared the auction for the Ciudad de la Luz studio complex on Spain’s Mediterranean coast “deserted” this week, forcing the venerable complex to be liquidated. Ciudad de la Luz, or "City of Light," located near the Spanish port city of Alicante, was the crown jewel in the regional government’s public spending, worth an estimated €500 million ($570 million) investment. When running, it featured state-of-the-art technology, huge soundstages, an enormous lighted backlot and a natural horizon water tank where Juan Antonio Bayona’s tsunami drama The Impossible was shot. Ridley Scott once called the studio

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- Pamela Rolfe

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That "Jurassic World 2" Poster Ain't Real

24 April 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Over the weekend a popular "Jurassic World" social media account teased an image that seemed to suggest the title for the upcoming J.A. Bayona-directed sequel had been decided on. It caught on across several threads and comment boards on numerous sites. Check out the original below.

#somethingiscoming pic.twitter.com/MyaXu1mBIC

Jurassic World (@jurassicparkiv) April 23, 2016

Well it turned out that the tease wasn't related to the new film, the account has since clarified that it has something to do with a new website saying: "We have a new website coming soon!!! Layout and name inbound. We couldn't be more excited! #somethingiscoming."

The fifth film in the "Jurassic" franchise is currently targeting a June 22nd 2018 release. »

- Garth Franklin

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J.A. Bayona to Direct Jurassic World Sequel

19 April 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Juan Antonio Bayona is officially the director of Jurassic World 2, or whatever they end up calling the sequel to last year’s 2nd highest grossing movie. Previously the Spanish director helmed The Orphanage (2007) and The Impossible (2012) and is currently finishing A Monster Calls (opens October 14th, starring Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver […]

Read J.A. Bayona to Direct Jurassic World Sequel on Filmonic.

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Juan Antonio Bayona to direct ‘Jurassic World 2’

18 April 2016 11:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Impossible and A Monster Calls director Juan Antonio Bayona is set to helm the sequel to Jurassic World, taking over from Colin Trevorrow.

Trevorrow and Derek Connolly are writing the screenplay for the film, which is already set for a 2018 release. Bayona was attached to direct the sequel to World War Z, but departed that project back last year. He’s been hard at work on A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the novel of the same name, which will be released later this year.

Once that movie is out there, we expect it to be full throttle on Jurassic World 2 ahead of that big summer 2018.

Here’s how the news dropped on social media late yesterday.

We are pleased to announce that @filmbayona will direct the Jurassic World Sequel. 6.22.18. pic.twitter.com/TdC7vjqYBC

Jurassic World (@JurassicPark) April 18, 2016

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- Paul Heath

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