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Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Killing Gunther' lands at Saban Films

7 July 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Production wraps on action comedy about arrogant hitman.

Saban Films has picked up North American rights to the action comedy Killing Gunther starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Taran Killam directed and stars alongside the former California governor, who plays a showboating hitman who becomes the target of a group of jealous fellow assassins.

Production just wrapped on the project financed by StarStream Media and Ingenious Media. Imr International handles international sales and Saban plans a theatrical release later this year.

Killing Gunther also stars Bobby Moynihan, Hannah Simone, Cobie Smulders, Paul Brittain, Amir Talai, Aaron Yoo, Ryan Gaul, Allison Tolman Kim Leadford, Ash Sarohia, and Steve Squillante.

Schwarzenegger served as executive producer. Ness Saban and Bill Bromiley negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films with UTA Independent Film Group and CAA.

Saban Films’ slate includes Ethan Hawke action thriller 24 Hours To Live, Simon West’s Gun Shy starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko, and [link=nm »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Action-Comedy ‘Killing Gunther’ Lands at Saban Films

7 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Taran Killam’s “Killing Gunther,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The cast includes Killam’s fellow “Saturday Night Live” alum Bobby Moynihan, Hannah Simone, Cobie Smulders, Paul Brittain, Amir Talai, Aaron Yoo, Ryan Gaul, and Allison Tolman. The action-comedy is produced by Killam, Kim Leadford, Ash Sarohia and Steve Squillante, executive produced by Schwarzenegger, and financed by StarStream Media and Ingenious Media.

Saban is planning a theatrical release later this year. Imr International is handling the foreign rights.

Schwarzenegger portrays the titular Gunther, the world’s greatest (and most arrogant) hitman. After the assassin community tires of his antics, a group of eccentric killers from across the globe come together to set the perfect trap. Their master plan quickly turns into a series of embarrassing fails as Gunther always appears one step ahead.

The film, originally titled “Why We’re Killing Gunther,” just wrapped production.

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Patty Jenkins Reveals Her Initial Reaction to Gal Gadot Being Cast as Wonder Woman: ‘My Heart Sank’

10 June 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Gal Gadot is already synonymous with Wonder Woman, but at least one important person was initially resistant to her casting: Patty Jenkins. The director reveals in a new Playboy interview that her first reaction to the news that Gadot had received the role wasn’t positive: “I remember when I read in the news that Wonder Woman had been cast and my heart sank,” she says.

Read More: ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Has Not Signed on for a Sequel (Yet)

“I had been talking to the studio for so long about doing it and I was like, well, ‘That’s that,'” she added. “I’m sure we wouldn’t have made the same choice.”

Jenkins cites her childhood conception of the character as an “all-American” figure, but quickly came around to the idea of Gadot as the powerful Amazon: “I started paying attention to her, and watching her »

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Antonio Banderas action thriller 'Gun Shy' lands at Saban Films

8 June 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Carnaby International handles worldwide sales on action thriller.

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Simon West’s Gun Shy starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko.

Toby Davies and Mark Haskell Smith adapted the novel by Haskell Smith about an aging rock star whose supermodel wife is kidnapped on vacation in Chile.

The pampered superstar must drawn on untested resources as he follows the trail through the back alleys of Santiago and jungles of South America.

West and Jib Polhemus produced through Simon West Productions banner alongside Harry Stourton. 

Saban will release Gun Shy theatrically in select cities on September 8. Ness Saban and Bill Bromiley negotiated the deal with the film’s London-based worldwide sales agent Carnaby International.

Gun Shy is a supremely entertaining film,” Bromiley said. “Our audiences will delight in Antonio Banderas’ raucous performance and director Simon West’s unique and wild vision.”

Saban Films recently acquired John Travolta’s Speed Kills and Ethan Hawke »

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'Gun Shy' Starring Antonio Banderas Lands at Saban

8 June 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Simon West's Gun Shy, starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko.

The action film was written by Toby Davies and Mark Haskell Smith. West and Jib Polhemus produced under the Simon West Productions banner alongside Harry Stourton.

 

Adapted from the novel also written by Haskell Smith, Gun Shy (formerly titled Salty) follows Turk Henry (Banderas), an aging mid-level rock star whose supermodel wife (Kurylenko) is suddenly kidnapped while they are vacationing in Chile. Accustomed to his extravagant lifestyle and lacking basic life skills, Turk finds himself perplexed in having »

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Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko’s Actioner ‘Gun Shy’ Lands at Saban Films

8 June 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Simon West’s action movie “Gun Shy,” starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko.

West directed the film — formerly titled “Salty” — from a script by Toby Davies and Mark Haskell Smith, adapted from Mark Haskell Smith’s novel “Salty.” West and Jib Polhemus produced under the Simon West Productions banner, alongside Harry Stourton.

Gun Shy” follows an aging mid-level rock star whose supermodel wife (Kurylenko) is suddenly kidnapped while they are vacationing in Chile. Accustomed to his superstar lifestyle and lacking basic life skills, he finds himself having to navigate the back alleys of Santiago and South American jungles in order to save his wife from the renegades.

When the film was announced in 2014, the story was set in Thailand with the wife being kidnapped by pirates while elephant trekking.

“‘Gun Shy’ is a supremely entertaining film,” said Saban FilmsBill Bromiley. »

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Saban Films Acquires Simon West’s ‘Gun Shy’ Starring Antonio Banderas

8 June 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Saban Films has acquired the Antonio Banderas-starring film Gun Shy for theatrical release. The film, directed by Simon West and previously titled Salty, will be released on Sept. 8 this year. Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion) also stars in the actioner written by Toby Davies and Mark Haskell Smith. West and Jib Polhemus produced under the Simon West Productions banner alongside Harry Stourton. The film was adapted from the novel also written by Smith and… »

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Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’: 6 Pivotal Moments in the ‘Cursed’ Passion Project

5 June 2017 12:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After 17 years, Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” has finally turned the corner from cursed film project to completed movie, a historic and improbable milestone that has many people asking, “Is it really true?” One of the most troubled productions in the history of cinema, the project has been tormenting Gilliam for more than 25 years, since he first started tinkering with a screenplay adaptation in 1991.

Read More: Cannes 2016: Terry Gilliam on ‘Continual Failure’ and ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Despite several false starts over the years, Gilliam never bought into the idea that the project was doomed. “The curse is bullshit,” he said during an interview with IndieWire at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, a year that also marked the 400th anniversary of the death of “Don Quixote” writer Miguel de Cervantes.

Starring Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgard and Olga Kurylenko, the film tells »

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Terry Gilliam Finishes Shooting Don Quixote After 17 Years

5 June 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It took nearly two decades, 17 years to be exact, but filmmaker Terry Gilliam has finally wrapped production on his passion project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The filmmaker took to social media to announce that filming is finished, while posting one final photo from the set before returning home. Here's what the filmmaker had to say on his Facebook page about the production wrap.

"Sorry for the long silence. I've been busy packing the truck and am now heading home. After 17 years, we have completed the shoot of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Muchas gracias to all the team and believers. Quixote Vive!"

Terry Gilliam made this statement on Facebook, while posting a photo of a truck on the set, and another of a "Happy Ending Rainbow over Los Suenos, Don Quixote's village of dreams." The director first started working on the film in 1989, and had originally »

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Gal Gadot Has "Glamour"

5 June 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of "Wonder Woman" actress Gal Gadot in the latest issue of "Glamour" (Spain) magazine:

Gadot is noted for her role as 'Wonder Woman' in the 'DC Extended Universe', starting with "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016), continuing as the lead in "Wonder Woman" (2017), and thereafter in the first part of the "Justice League" films.

At the age of 20, Gadot carried out two years of service as an enlisted soldier in the 'Israel Defense Forces', serving as a combat instructor. She says of her time as a soldier: "You give two or three years, and it's not about you. You learn discipline and respect".

A casting director called her to audition for the part of 'Bond' girl 'Camille Montes' in the film "Quantum of Solace". Although she lost the part to Olga Kurylenko, the same casting director hired Gadot for the role of 'Gisele' in »

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Terry Gilliam has wrapped The Man Who Killed Don Quixote: First image!

5 June 2017 10:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Terry Gilliam has finally wrapped principal photography on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, 17 years after he initially started shooting it. The film has undergone many forms over that time with many actors attached to it, by the likes of Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgard and Olga Kurylenko have finally shot their final scenes for the film, which now moves into post-production.

There is even an official behind the scenes image, released as the final frames rolled.

“Don Quixote is a dreamer, an idealist and a romantic, determined not to accept the limitations of reality, marching on regardless of setbacks, as we have done,” said Gilliam to The Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve been at it so long that the idea of actually finishing shooting this ‘clandestine’ film, is pretty surreal. Any sensible person would have given up years ago but sometimes pig-headed dreamers win in the end, so thank »

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Terry Gilliam Finally Wraps 'Don Quixote' Project After 17 Years

5 June 2017 5:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Some 17 years after he first started pre-production, Terry Gilliam has finally wrapped principal photography on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a project once so notoriously beleaguered and stuck in near-mythical "development hell" that a documentary was even made about it. 

Starring Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgard and Olga Kurylenko, the film — inspired by Miguel De Cervantes' literary classic Don Quixote — has been shooting on location across Spain and Portugal, and tells the story of a deluded old man, convinced he is the famed horse-riding hero and who mistakes an advertising executive for »

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Terry Gilliam’s 17 year passion project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, finally wraps filming

5 June 2017 4:06 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Terry Gilliam’s 17-year passion project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote starring Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce has finally wrapped principal photography in Madrid.

A tale of fantasy and adventure inspired by the legendary protagonist of Miguel De Cervantes’ literary classic Don Quixote, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote tells the story of a deluded old man who is convinced he is Don Quixote, and who mistakes Toby, an advertising executive, for his trusty squire, Sancho Panza. The pair embarks on a bizarre journey, jumping back and forth in time between the 21st and magical 17th century. Gradually, like the infamous knight himself, Toby becomes consumed by the illusory world and unable to determine his dreams from reality. The tale culminates in a phantasmagorical and emotional finale where Toby takes on the mantle of Don Quixote de la Mancha.

Writer/ director Terry Gilliam, who has been »

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Terry Gilliam finishes 'Don Quixote' shoot after 17 years

5 June 2017 1:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director celebrates wrapping production on the long delayed project.

Terry Gilliam has finished shooting The Man Who Killed Don Quixote after struggling to make the film for nearly 20 years.

In a celebratory Facebook post, the director said: “Sorry for the long silence. I’ve been busy packing the truck and am now heading home. After 17 years, we have completed the shoot of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Muchas gracias to all the team and believers. Quixote Vive!”

Gilliam later said in a statement: ““Don Quixote is a dreamer, an idealist, and a romantic, determined not to accept the limitations of reality, marching on regardless of setbacks, as we have done. We’ve been at it so long that the idea of actually finishing shooting this “clandestine” film, is pretty surreal. Any sensible person would have given up years ago but sometimes pig-headed dreamers win in the end, so thank you to all of the ill paid »

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Terry Gilliam wraps production on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

4 June 2017 1:21 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Well, here’s some news you probably never thought you’d read: Terry Gilliam has taken to Facebook to announce that he’s wrapped production on his long-gestating passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote!

Gilliam has spent the best part of two decades trying to get his adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel off the ground. He came close in 2000 with a cast that included Jean Rochefort as Don Quixote and Johnny Depp as his lead character Toby, only for the production to encounter numerous difficulties before it was eventually abandoned (and documented in the 2002 film Lost in La Mancha).

This take on the project stars Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones) as Quixote and Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Toby, while the rest of the cast includes Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Joana Ribeiro (A Uma Hora Incerta »

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Biopic of F1 champion Alain Prost heads to Cannes

19 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: TF1 to unveil project in presence of Alain Prost.

Formula One champion Alain Prost flies into Cannes this weekend for a presentation of Julien Leclercq’s upcoming biopic Prost, retelling his life story through his close relationship with late brother Daniel and his on-track rivalry with Ayrton Senna.

“It’s a story of brothers in two parts. In the first part, we see his relationship with his brother Daniel, who was passionate about racing. He died around the time Senna came into Prost’s life. The pair were rivals, even when they were on the same team, but after Prost retired they became close,” said Paris-based Julien Madon, who is producing under his Labyrinthe Films banner which he runs with Leclercq. Mars Films is also on board as co-producer and French distributor.

TF1 Studio, which is handling international sales, will present the €17m project to buyers on Monday in the presence of Prost, Leclercq and Madon »

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BB88 and Mann Made Films Team for ‘The Vigilante’ (Exclusive)

15 May 2017 2:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British production companies BB88 and Mann Made Films are partnering to produce and finance revenge thriller “The Vigilante.” The feature is BB88’s first announced project outside of its three-film slate backed by the China-u.K. Film Fund.

“The Vigilante” is an action-packed revenge story that follows a young man with mental disabilities who rises up against some of the most notorious criminals in his danger-filled city. It will be produced by Scott Mann and James Edward Barker for Mann Made Films alongside Craig Conway for BB88. BB88’s Kirsty Bell will serve as executive producer alongside Julie Kroll.

Mann, who is also a director, co-wrote the script with David Slater and Jonathan Frank. It is yet to be confirmed if Mann will also direct “The Vigilante.”

“We are very excited to be joining forces with Craig and Kirsty and the BB88 team,” said Barker. “They have an incredible energy »

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Solution, Vmi Worldwide to Launch VOD Genre Group at Cannes (Exclusive)

11 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

International sales-production companies the Solution Entertainment Group and Vmi Worldwide have joined forces to establish a VOD genre group.

The untitled partnership was announced Thursday by Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson of the Solution and Andre Relis of Vmi Worldwide. The alliance will launch at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens May 17, with the companies rolling the VOD genre slate at The Grand Hotel Cormoran II.

The new group will focus on developing high-quality genre-themed films that the companies will co-produce and co-finance for VOD distribution. The Solution and Vmi will continue to operate separately as independent production, financing and sales companies, but will also use their new strategic alliance to sell through their library over the upcoming years.

Lisa Wilson, co-founder and partner of the Solution, will maintain sales for the company and Jd Beaufils, head of sales at Vmi Worldwide, will continue to manage sales for Vmi’s slate. »

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Armando Iannucci's 'The Death Of Stalin' gets UK deal

3 May 2017 1:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: eOne boards satirical comedy starring Steve Buscemi.

eOne has struck a deal for UK and Ireland distribution rights to Armando Iannucci’s upcoming feature The Death Of Stalin.

French outfit Gaumont is handling sales on the title, and previously struck a deal for Us rights with IFC.

Based on graphic novel The Death Of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, the drama is set in the days following the Russian leader’s stroke in 1953 as his core team of ministers tussle for control.

Steve Buscemi stars with Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Whitehouse, Jeffrey Tambor and Adrian McLoughlin.

Filming took place in England and Ukraine in summer 2016.

The film is a Quad, Main Journey production, in co-production with Gaumont. Producers are Yann Zenou, Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun and Kevin Loader.

Iannucci, Oscar-nominated for his political satire In The Loop, directed and co-wrote »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Gal Gadot Reveals the Secret Behind Her Wonder Woman Audition

15 April 2017 8:47 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While last year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn't exactly a critical success, the film did fare well at the box office ($873.2 million worldwide), while introducing Ben Affleck's Batman and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman into the Dceu. This summer, Gal Gadot will bring her Themyscira princess back to the big screen in the stand alone adventure Wonder Woman, which hits theaters on June 2. While promoting the upcoming movie, the actress revealed that she had a secret weapon that helped her prepare for her Batman v Superman audition, which obviously worked, while her Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins explained why the actress is the perfect choice for Diana of Themyscira.

W Magazine recently published a new profile on the actress, who says she didn't even want to get into acting after being crowned Miss Israel in 2004, when a producer approached her for the Bond girl role in Quantum of Solace »

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