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Olga Kurylenko to star in sci-fi thriller Android

9 November 2015 6:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trademark Films has announced that Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion, Momentum) has signed on to star in the sci-fi thriller Android, which is being directed by Niall Johnson (Keeping Mum).

The official description for the film reads: “On a lonely spaceship orbiting Neptune, Mason Anders fulfils his dream to rebuild his dead wife, Beth (Kurylenko), and their son, Spencer, as androids. But when the androids begin demanding a life of their own, Mason’s life is suddenly in danger. A battle of wits and strength ensues. Will Mason prevail against the superior intellect and abilities of the androids, and can he make the ultimate sacrifice and destroy his family to save humanity?”

Android is a masterfully crafted thriller that explores the very topical issues of artificial intelligence and ever-changing technology,” state Mike Wiluan and Ivan Mactaggart. “But more importantly, it’s a story about what it means to be human. We’re »

- Gary Collinson

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Afm: Olga Kurylenko’s ‘Android’ Scores First Sale

6 November 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

SquareOne Entertainment has acquired all German and Austrian rights to Olga Kurylenko’s sci-fi thriller “Android” from Fortitude International, Variety has learned exclusively.

The project, to be directed by Niall Johnson from a script he co-wrote with Matt O’Reilly, was unveiled this week at the American Film Market. Producers are Trademark FilmsIvan Mactaggart, Infinite Studios Singapore’s Mike Wiluan and Lindsey Martin and Magnet Management’s Jennie Frankel Frisbie.

Producers currently hold North American rights. The film will begin shooting at Infinite Studios Singapore in February.

Android” centers on a lonely spaceship orbiting Neptune, where an astronaut fulfills his dream to rebuild his dead wife (Kurylenko) and their son as androids. But when the androids begin demanding lives of their own, the astronaut’s life is suddenly in danger.

Kurylenko will next appear in “A Perfect Day” with Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins. Al Muntenau and Ingrid »

- Dave McNary

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Fortitude International’s Nadine De Barros On Building To Last; Adds ‘Android’ With Olga Kurylenko – Afm

5 November 2015 9:36 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: As the Afm kicks off, and Fortitude International nears its 2nd birthday, the company has built a slate of elevated genre, thrillers and comedies with the latest addition, Android, a space-set sci-fier that will star Olga Kurylenko. Keeping Mum's Niall Johnson is directing from a script he co-wrote with Matt O'Reilly that taps into the current A.I. zeitgeist. Trademark Films' Ivan Mactaggart is producing with Infinite Studios Singapore's Mike Wiluan and Lindsey… »

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Cmg to sell ‘Loving Vincent’

3 May 2015 10:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Edward Noeltner is Cannes-bound with world sales rights to the prestige Vincent Van Gogh ‘painted animation’ starring Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn and Chris O’Dowd.

Oscar-winning stables Breakthru Films and Trademark Films are behind Loving Vincent, which tells of the final months and mysterious death of the famously troubled 19th century Dutch post-Impressionist.

Production got underway last week at Three Mills Studio in London’s East End and principal animation will continue in Gdansk.

Eleanor Tomlinson, Helen McCrory, John Sessions and Aidan Turner round out the key cast on what the producers cite as the world’s first ‘painted animation’ feature.

They plan to bring Van Gogh’s masterpieces to life using the Painted Animation Workstation system patented by Breakthru Films, Hugh Welchman’s London and Poland-based company that won the best animation short Oscar for Peter & The Wolf in 2008.

The filmmakers will project live-action footage frame-by-frame onto canvas and deploy a team of »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Animated 'Loving Vincent' begins shoot

29 April 2015 5:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Vincent Van Gogh biopic will see 60 artists produce 57,800 oil paintings to make up the film, starring Douglas Booth and Saoirse Ronan.

Principal photography has begun on animated feature Loving Vincent at London’s Three Mills Studio.  The film tells the story of the final months and mysterious death of artist Vincent Van Gogh.

Billed as “the world’s first painted animation feature”, the film aims to bring Van Gogh’s masterpieces to life in a unique way.  Live action footage will be filmed and then projected, frame by frame, onto canvas and painted over in oils in the style of Van Gogh

A total of 60 painters will work for a year to complete the 57,800 oil paintings making up the film.

Loving Vincent stars Douglas Booth (The Riot Club), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Chris O’Dowd (Calvary), Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel), John Sessions (The Iron Lady), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), and Aidan Turner (The Hobbit).

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- (Michael Rosser)

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