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Warner Bros. Grabs Worldwide Rights to Spanish Film ‘Toc Toc’ (Exclusive)

Warner Bros. Pictures Intl. has grabbed worldwide rights, including Spain, to Vicente Villanueva comedy “Toc Toc,” one of the highlights in the 2017 movie slate by Atresmedia Cine, the film production arm of Spanish TV giant Atresmedia Group.

Toc Toc” adapts the same-title stage play, written by French author Laurent Baffie, which has been successfully released in more than 20 countries. It turns on several patients suffering obsessive-compulsive disorder who interact while waiting at a doctor’s office for the arrival of their therapist.

Co-produced by Atresmedia Cine and Lazona, “Toc Toc” has just terminated a seven-week shoot in Madrid, and is scheduled for a summer release in Spanish theaters via Warner Bros..

Villanueva, who helmed “The Opposite to Love,” a 2011 romantic comedy backed by Atresmedia, Zeta and Sony Pictures, has directed in “Toc Toc” a high-profile Spanish cast led by helmer-actor Paco Leon, Rossy de Palma, Adrian Lastra and Alexandra Jimenez, along
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Warner Bros. Grabs Worldwide Rights to Spanish Film ‘Toc Toc’ (Exclusive)

Warner Bros. Pictures Intl. has grabbed worldwide rights, including Spain, to Vicente Villanueva comedy “Toc Toc,” one of the highlights in the 2017 movie slate by Atresmedia Cine, the film production arm of Spanish TV giant Atresmedia Group.

Toc Toc” adapts the same-title stage play, written by French author Laurent Baffie, which has been successfully released in more than 20 countries. It turns on several patients suffering obsessive-compulsive disorder who interact while waiting at a doctor’s office for the arrival of their therapist.

Co-produced by Atresmedia Cine and Lazona, “Toc Toc” has just terminated a seven-week shoot in Madrid, and is scheduled for a summer release in Spanish theaters via Warner Bros..

Villanueva, who helmed “The Opposite to Love,” a 2011 romantic comedy backed by Atresmedia, Zeta and Sony Pictures, has directed in “Toc Toc” a high-profile Spanish cast led by helmer-actor Paco Leon, Rossy de Palma, Adrian Lastra and Alexandra Jimenez,
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Cannes: ’100 Meters’ Sells To Germany, Asia, Poland (Exclusive)

Barcelona– Co-produced by Barcelona’s Filmax International and Lisbon’s Mgn Filmes, “100 Meters” has been sold to Germany, Yugoslavia, and Hong-Kong, among other territories.

Directed and penned by first-timer Marcel Barrena, “Meters” is an inspiring dramedy, channeling echoes of “The Intouchables,” which explores with humor people’s capacity to overcome the seemingly impossible.

In a flurry of early Cannes Film Market deals, “100 Meters” closed with German-Swiss distrib Ascot Elite for German-speaking Europe, with Zagreb’s Blitz Film & Video Distribution Blitz for former-Yugoslavia, Taipei’s Caichang for Taiwan, Edko for Hong Kong, Seoul’s Korea Screen for South Korea and Warsaw’s Monolith for Poland.

“Meters” is based on Bilbao-born Ramon Arroyo true story. An athlete diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 16 years ago, he was told that he wouldn’t be able to walk 100 meters in matter of days. Having decided to prove doctors wrong, he finally managed to complete a “super-hero
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Afm: ‘Spanish Affaire’ Stars Join Filmax’s ‘100 Meters’

Afm: ‘Spanish Affaire’ Stars Join Filmax’s ‘100 Meters’
Julio Fernandez’s Filmax Group will produce Marcel Barrena’s “100 Meters,” a real-life based dramedy, toplined by Dani Rovira and Karra Elejalde, stars of Spain’s B.O. juggernaut comedy “Spanish Affair.”

Filmax International, Filmax Group sales arm, will be presenting the project for the first time to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.

With French smash hit comedy “Intouchables” as its main film reference, “100 Meters” is an inspirational and feel-good movie on the emotional tale of Ramon Arroyo, a successful Spanish entrepreneur and happy family man who is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and told that soon he won’t be able to walk even 100 meters.

Ramon’s bravery and determination lead him not only to prove his doctors wrong, but to compete in several editions of one of the toughest triathlon events on the planet, the Ironman.

After starring in 2014’s comedy “Spanish Affair,” the highest-grossing Spanish film of all time in domestic,
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LIFF27: Ghost Graduation Review

Reviewed as part of the 27th Leeds International Film Festival (6-21 Nov, 2013)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Dir: Javier Ruiz Caldera, 2012

A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal…sound familiar? Unlike its central band of spectres, the influences on this supernatural Spanish comedy are plain to see. Opening and closing with a prom scene, Ghost Graduation (‘Promoción fantasma’) revisits the American high-school movies of the Eighties, emerging like a cross between Ghostbusters and The Breakfast Club- with more than just a dance montage as a nod to the latter.

Our humble, hangdog hero is Modesto (Raúl Arévalo), a high school teacher plagued with the ability to see the dead. Rather than realise his gift, he instead begins to worry that he’s losing his mind. Regular visits to a psychiatrist only seem to make matters worse- not least because Modesto is distracted by his
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Tiff 2012: Ghost Graduation Review

Javier Ruiz Caldera's Ghost Graduation mashes-up The Sixth Sense, Heart and Souls, and The Breakfast Club, and does so with a big smile on its face. Happily aware of the clichés of ghost films, Ghost Graduation has plenty of fun embracing the major rules of the genre (body possession, walking through walls, etc.) while still poking fun at the little quirks. Caldera and his charming cast have created a sweet film that never gets too saccharine, and a nice parody that never becomes too self-aware. Modesto (Raúl Arévalo) has seen dead people since he was in high school. As an adult, he has become a frequently-fired teacher as he continues to see ghosts despite medication and therapy. When a high school begins experiencing an irritating amount of supernatural activity, the open-minded principal, Tina (Alexandra Jiménez), hires Modesto, and they realize that he's not crazy because the school is haunted
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'Spanish Movie' Director's Ghostly 'Graduation'

'Spanish Movie' Director's Ghostly 'Graduation'
Opening in Spain on March 2, 2012 and featuring one of the worst posters since Can't Harldey Wait comes Spanish Movie director Javier Ruiz Caldera's latest genre outing, Promocion Fantasma (Ghost Graduation), which stars Raúl Arévalo, Alexandra Jiménez, Andrea Duró, Jaime Olías, Alex Maruny, Anna Castillo, Aura Garrido, Javier Bódalo, Joaquín Reyes, Carlos Areces, Silvia Abril, and Luis Varela. "The film focuses on Modesto (Arévalo), a mediocre teacher with a paranormal gift, who is given the responsibility of helping five singular students -- all ghosts -- pass their high school exams and finally leave school." Check out the one sheet and trailer after the break.
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Ghosts Graduate in Promocion Fantasma

It's comforting to know that the United States is not the only country that insists on churning out wretched looking horror comedies. Yep, just like Tribbles on the Enterprise, these things are everywhere. Behold in horror the one-sheet and trailer for Promocion Fantasma (Ghost Graduation).

Directed by Javier Ruiz Caldera (Spanish Movie), the zany flick stars Raúl Arévalo, Alexandra Jiménez, Andrea Duró, Jaime Olías, Alex Maruny, Anna Castillo, Aura Garrido, Javier Bódalo, Joaquín Reyes, Carlos Areces, Silvia Abril, and Luis Varela.

The film focuses on Modesto (Arévalo), a mediocre teacher with a paranormal gift, who is given the responsibility of helping five singular students -- all ghosts -- pass their high school exams and finally leave school.

Look for it on Spanish theatres on March 2nd, 2012.

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Trailer And New One-Sheet Unleashed For Spanish Horror Comedy Promocion fantasma

A new one-sheet and trailer have arrived for Javier Ruiz Caldera's new Spanish horror comedy 'Promocion fantasma' (Aka 'Ghost Graduation'). The new one-sheet for the movie makes it look more like an 'American Pie' sequel (or 'Spanish Pie' I guess), but at least the trailer moulds it more into supernatural territory. I'm certain that if any of us here at the Horror Asylum spoke Spanish we'd probably think everything being said in the new trailer would be hilarious! Perhaps one of our Spanish readers could give us a heads up on this. Either way the trailer features hot Spanish schoolgirls, possession and a Ouiji board so do we really care at this stage? Raul Arevalo, Andrea Duro (below), Javier Bodalo, Alexandra Jimenez, Jaime Olias, Alex Maruny, Anna Castillo and Aura Garrido. Check out the plot info, new one-sheet and the trailer below!...
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Ready to Attend a Ghost Graduation?

In a perfect world if there were such a thing as a ghost school, then Beetlejuice would be a teacher of Yoda-like proportions. Sadly, this world sucks and the ghost with the most has been missing since his initial outing. Good thing we have a new horror comedy on the way to cheer us up.

Variety is reporting that Mod Producciones, the producer of Alejandro Amenabar's Agora and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Biutiful, is teaming with Spain's Ikiru Films, Ciskul and Think Studio to produce Javier Ruiz Caldera's latest spoof, Ghost Graduation.

Described as "a high-school phantom comedy," the flick focuses on Modesto, a mediocre teacher with a paranormal gift, who is given the responsibility of helping five singular students -- all ghosts -- pass their high-school exams and finally leave school.

Ghost Graduation will be Ruiz Caldera's sophomore feature. His debut, the spoof Spanish Movie, grossed a strong
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Your Highness Triple Feature: RSVPs, Info, & Apologies

This is regarding the Your Highness: Swords & Sorcery Supreme event we posted on Facebook. If you’re just hearing about it now, the RSVPs are closed and counted and we will not be taking anymore. Thanks for your understanding.

Wow. We had quite a day trying to get this event set up, and due to some miscommunication, things got… well.. miscommunicated. Let’s start from the beginning! We get a lot of opportunities to bring you guys advanced promotional screenings for soon-to-be-released films. These opportunities usually come in the form of a studio request and are usually promoted via Facebook. Facebook isn’t necessarily the strongest system for managing the sheer volume of excited people RSVPing to these events, however, and this became very clear today.We are already moving forward on a new system that will allow us to announce RSVPs to our loyal Facebook followers but use
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