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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has acquired North American rights to the Keanu Reeves sci-fi thriller “Replicas” for $4 million. Alice Eve (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) also stars in the film, which is directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“The Day After Tomorrow”) from a script written by Stephen Hamel and Chad St. John. After a car accident kills his loving family, a daring neuroscientist (Reeves) will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science themselves. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
The newly formed media company has landed domestic rights to “Chappaquiddick,” a buzzy drama from John Curran about one of the most infamous political scandals in American history. The film sold for $4 million. Allen’s company has committed to spending $16 million on prints and advertising for the film.
“Chappaquiddick” stars Jason Clarke as Sen. Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne, the campaign aide who died in a car accident on Chappaquiddick Island, Mass. After his car drove off a bridge, Kennedy’s decision to leave the scene of and failure to report the accident to authorities for 10 hours effectively ended his chance of being elected president.
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- Brent Lang
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has shelled out $4 million for North American rights to “Replicas,” a thriller with Keanu Reeves and “Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch, Variety has confirmed.
The film centers on a neuroscientist who tries to replicate his family after they die in a car accident. Reeves produced the film along with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Stephen Hamel. Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“Traitor”) is directing the picture, which also stars Alice Eve (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and John Ortiz (“Kong: Skull Island”). Hamel wrote the film’s story and Chad St. John is credited with the screenplay.
The deal was hammered out at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was screening for buyers, though it is not in competition.
Reeves had a box office dry spell post-“Matrix,” but has rebounded a bit with the “John Wick” films. Allen’s company has moved aggressively into the film space in recent years, unsuccessfully »
- Brent Lang
8 September 2017 7:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Replicas takes place after a car accident kills the loving family of a daring neuroscientist — who will stop at nothing to bring them back.
Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel for Lotus Entertainment executive produced, along with Nik Bower, James Dodson, Deepak Nayar, Maxime Remillard, Clark Peterson, Walter Josten and Erik Howsam of Di Bonaventura Pictures.
- Tatiana Siegel,Mia Galuppo
Update: I’ve confirmed the Entertainment Studios deal is done for Replicas. Exclusive: The first big deal of the 2017 Toronto Film Festival is closing, with Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios making a commitment $4 million for North American rights to Replicas, the Jeffrey Nachmanoff-directed thriller that stars Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch and John Ortiz. Reeves plays neuroscientist William Foster, an expert on re-creating the human brain for what he… »
Coinciding with the news that it will hold a panel at the New York Comic Con in October, we’ve got a first look image from the upcoming sci-fi thriller Replicas. The film stars Keanu Reeves as a scientist who loses his family in an accident and sets out to bring his wife and children back through the use of cloning technology. Take a look at the first image here…
Replicas is directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow) from a script by Chad St. John (London Has Fallen), and sees Reeves joined in the cast by Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley).
The Nycc panel for Replicas will take place on October 5th, and we’ll hopefully get our first look at the trailer then too. »
- Gary Collinson
Keanu Reeves will return to New York Comic Con next month to promote his new film Replicas, where the first footage will be shown from this impending sci-fi thriller. As of now, a release date for Replicas has yet to be announced, but it seems possible that may be revealed during the panel. Here's the official description of the Nyccc presentation, including who will be joining Keanu Reeves at the Javits Center.
"Join Keanu Reeves and the team behind Replicas, for an exclusive first look and conversation about the film. Reeves developed and produced the Replicas with his producing partner, Stephen Hamel, and Transformers franchise producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura. The film is written by Chad St. John (London Has Fallen) from a story by Hamel, and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (writer of The Day After Tomorrow). Replicas is the story of a scientist (Reeves) who loses his family in a horrific accident, »
- Max Evry
6 September 2017 4:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Keanu Reeves is making a return trip to New York Comic Con.
Replicas stars Reeves as scientist who becomes obsessed with the idea of bringing his family back to life after they are killed in a car crash. His choice of resurrection? Cutting edge cloning technology. Alice Eve also stars as Reeves' wife, with Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch also among the cast.
Reeves will be onhand Thursday, Oct. 5 from »
- Aaron Couch
Thomas Haden Church (Divorce), Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story) and Alice Eve (She's Out Of My League) are set to topline comedy thriller Green Olds, which Max Mayer (As Cool As I Am) is directing from a screenplay by Dallas Mitchell Brennan. Myriad Pictures is on board to handle international sales and will present the project to buyers at the Toronto Film Festival starting this week; CAA will manage domestic sales. The story follows Oscar (Wittrock) who, after… »
Myriad Pictures will launch international sales at the Toronto International Film Fetsival. CAA is handling domestic sales.
Mayer is directing from a script written by Dallas Mitchell Brennan in which a young man who encounters a married couple soon finds himself swept into a strange and dangerous love triangle — played out on the road against the stark landscape of the American Southwest.
“I look forward with great joy to working with such a dynamically gifted team to tell a story I find so darkly funny, compelling, and emotionally truthful,” Mayer said.
“Green Olds” will be produced by Wild Invention Pictures with Wild Invention’s Dallas Brennan, Chris Gilligan, and Rabinder Sira serving as producers. George Parra (“Silver Linings Playbook”) will also produce along with Monolith Pictures’ Michael Goodin. Myriad Pictures’ Kirk D’Amico and PalmStar Media’s »
- Dave McNary
Content Media has picked up worldwide sales rights to Jean-Baptiste Thoret’s controversial documentary “We Blew It” ahead of its world premiere at the Deauville film festival. It also will screen at the Toronto Film Festival.
The documentary, which examines whether the social revolution of the ’60s and ’70s inadvertently led to the election of President Donald Trump, features entertainment industry figures such as Michael Mann, Peter Bogdanovich, Tobe Hooper, Paul Schrader, Fred Williamson, James Toback, Jerry Schatzberg and Bob Rafelson, among others.
“Jean-Baptiste has struck upon a compelling theory, which he sets against beautiful images of contemporary America. His observations are both dramatic and surprising, and it’s truly revealing to see America through his eyes,” said Content Media’s Jamie Carmichael.
- Elsa Keslassy
Content Media was acquired worldwide sales rights to British murder mystery comedy “Bees Make Honey,” the company said Wednesday. The film, which stars Alice Eve, is set to make its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Sept. 23. Content will introduce the film to buyers in Toronto next month.
The sophomore feature of Eve’s younger brother Jack Eve, who wrote, directed and produced the film, “Bees Make Honey” is set in England in 1934. It sees Alice Eve’s high-society widow, hosting her annual Halloween costume party for her friends, secretly employ a police inspector to solve the crime of the murder of her husband that took place at the same event one year earlier.
“Jack has taken a traditional whodunit format, infused it with a Baz Luhrmann-like energy, and combined it with a wonderful old school British comedy,” said Jamie Carmichael, president of film at Content.
- Robert Mitchell
According to departed "Star Trek: Discovery" showrunner Brian Fuller ("Star Trek: Voyager"), the producer was envisioning not another "to boldly go" "Star Trek" series, but multiple serialized anthology shows "...that would begin with 'Star Trek: Discovery', as a prequel to the first series, then journey past those eras of 'Captain James T. Kirk', 'Captain Jean Luc Picard'" and a whole lot more:
"The original pitch was to do for science-fiction what 'American Horror Story' had done for horror," said Fuller.
"It would platform a universe of 'Star Trek' shows."
"I’m not saying we’re not doing some violent things or doing a tiny bit of language, »
- Michael Stevens
It’s no mystery: Amazon is getting into the Agatha Christie business. The streaming service has added a series of adaptations from Agatha Christie Limited to its lineup of original dramas. The U.S. partnership will kick off with “Ordeal By Innocence,” which is already in production across the pond, and stars Bill Nighy, Alice Eve, Ella Purnell, Matthew Goode, Catherine Keener, Ed Westwick, Luke Treadaway, Eleanor Tomlinson and Morven Christie. In “Ordeal By Innocence,” old wounds are reopened for the Argyll family when a man suddenly turns up and claims that the black sheep of the family, Jack Argyll, »
- Tony Maglio
Amazon has struck a multi-show deal with Agatha Christie Productions for U.S. rights to the upcoming seven dramas based on the author's works. Ordeal By Innocence is the first adaptation out the door, with filming starting in Scotland this month. The three-part mini, produced by Agatha Christie Limited and Mammoth Screen for the BBC, has set its ensemble cast led by Bill Nighy, Catherine Keener and Matthew Goode. Alice Eve, Ella Purnell, Ed Westwick, Luke Treadaway… »
A new batch of Agatha Christie whodunits is coming to Amazon, which inked a deal for exclusive U.S. streaming rights to a series of adaptations from the British mystery maven’s estate.
Under the deal brokered by Wme-Img, Agatha Christie Ltd. continues its partnership with U.K. production company Mammoth Screen. In April, Img reached a deal with Agatha Christie Ltd. to handle international sales for the slate of seven new dramas.
The first adaptation under the deal is “Ordeal by Innocence,” based on Christie’s 1958 novel, which began production earlier this month in the U.K.
“We are thrilled to bring to our slate these adaptations from the world’s greatest mystery writer,” said Morgan Wandell, Amazon Studios’ head of international series. “With terrific talent, in front of and behind the camera, they are sure to delight our customers.”
- Todd Spangler
In a bid to bulk up its international productions, Amazon is going all in on Agatha Christie.
The streaming service is adding a series of adaptations to its originals lineup from Agatha Christie Limited, the company that manages the literary and media rights to the late English crime novelist's works.
The first show to come from the deal is an adaptation of Ordeal by Innocence, which began production earlier this month in the U.K. The drama will feature an ensemble cast that includes Bill Nighy (Love Actually), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar »
- Bryn Elise Sandberg
Deadline is reporting that Bill Nighy, Catherine Keener and Matthew Goode have signed on to lead the cast of Ordeal By Innocence, a three-part adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel, which is the first of seven dramas as part of a deal between BBC One and Agatha Christie Productions.
The 1958 book, said to be one of Christie’s personal favourites, “begins with the murder of wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll at her family estate, Sunny Point. Despite vehemently protesting his innocence, her adopted son Jack is arrested for the crime. Eighteen months later, Dr Arthur Calgary appears claiming to hold the alibi that can prove Jack’s innocence. But Jack died in prison before the case could come to trial, and the Argyll family is reluctant to dig up the secrets of the past. However, the shattering implications of Calgary’s story are too big to avoid: If Jack was not the killer, »
- Gary Collinson
My Dinner With Hervé stars Game of Thrones‘ Peter Dinklage in the title role, while Garcia will play Richardo Montalbán aka the Mr Roarke to Villechaize’s Tattoo on the aforementioned 1970s/80s ABC drama.
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