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11 items from 2015


Cannes: Film Factory Takes Oriol Paulo’s ‘The Invisible Guest’

15 May 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Backed by Warner Bros. and a combo of top-notch Spanish producers, Orio Paulo is set to direct suspense thriller “The Invisible Guest,” his follow-up to 2012 box office hit “The Body.”

Film Factory Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to “The Invisible Guest” and will introduce it to buyers at Cannes.

With principal photography scheduled for September, Warner Bros. will release “Guest” in Spain in 2016.

Think Studio (“Three Many Weddings”), Atresmedia Cine (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “Marshland”), Nostromo Pictures (“Buried”) and Colose Producciones produce.

Mario Casas, once a Spanish teen heartthrob who has grown into character parts,  stars with Barbara Lennie (Carlos Vermut’s “Magical Girl”). “Body” star Jose Coronado also toplines.

Also written by Paulo, “The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one »

- John Hopewell

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News Bits: Dirty, Ghost, Smoke, Liars, 33

29 April 2015 4:23 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Dirty Grandpa

Zac Efron let it pretty much all show on the Georgia set of the upcoming comedy "Dirty Grandpa" this week. The actor flashed not just his chiseled torso but was running around in a pair of very tight flesh colored undies that got a little 'crack happy' at points. He did have a stuffed toy covering his manhood though for the scene.

Check out Just Jared for over two dozen photos. Speaking of Efron, his next film due for release "We Are Your Friends," has locked in an August 28th release date.

Ghost in the Shell

Walt Disney Pictures has moved up the release of DreamWorks' 3D film adaptation of the Japanese manga "Ghost in the Shell" by two weeks and will now open March 31st 2017. Rupert Sanders helms the project which stars Scarlett Johansson and will now go up against Sony's untitled Smurfs animation film.

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- Garth Franklin

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Alcon swoops on 'The 33'

28 April 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The La-based company has acquired North America and most international rights to the Chilean mine collapse survival story and will channel the Us release via its Warner Bros output deal on November 13.

Warner Bros will distribute The 33 across the bulk of international markets. Good Universe, whom lead producer Mike Medavoy initially hired some time ago to sell international, continues to service the closed deals.

Fox International holds Latin American rights and will kick off in Chile on August 6 to mark the fifth anniversary of the San Jose mine collapse that took place in the Atacama Desert in the north of the country.

Chinese distribution will be set by Alcon and Alan Zhang, the film’s Chinese executive producer who invested in the project.

Patricia Riggen directed the drama starring Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Mario Casas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro, Gabriel Byrne and James Brolin. The producers sought out Riggen after they saw her work on »

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Alcon Entertainment swoops on 'The 33'

28 April 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The La-based outfit has acquired North America and most international rights to the Chilean mine collapse survival story and will channel the Us release via its Warner Bros output deal on November 13.

Warner Bros will distribute across the bulk of international markets after lead producer Mike Medavoy concluded what he called “amicable” talks with Good Universe to take back the rights.

Fox International handles Latin America, while Chinese distribution will be set between Alcon and a Chinese party that made an investment in the project.

Patricia Riggen directed the drama starring Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Mario Casas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro, Gabriel Byrne and James Brolin.

The 33 is based on true events surrounding the 69-day ordeal of a group of mostly Chilean miners trapped more than 200 stories below ground in 100 degree heat. As the world watched, every miner was eventually rescued.

Banderas plays Mario Sepulveda, the miner who became known as ‘Super Mario’ for his »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Alcon Acquires Chilean Mine Disaster Pic ‘The 33′

28 April 2015 1:23 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Alcon Entertainment has acquired North American and the majority of international distribution rights to The 33, the Patricia Riggen-directed drama about the 2010 Chilean mine disaster that trapped the miners for 69 days at the bottom of a gold and copper mine in 2010. Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Mario Casas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro, Gabriel Byrne and James Brolin star. Warner Bros, where Alcon has its output deal, will release the film November 13… »

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Chilean Mining Drama ‘The 33′ Set for Nov. 13 Release in U.S.

28 April 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alcon Entertainment has acquired North American and the majority of international distribution rights to Chilean mining rescue drama “The 33″ and set a Nov. 13 release date in the U.S. through Warner Bros.

The 33,” based on the 2010 Chilean mine disaster, is directed by Patricia Riggen (“Girl in Progress”) and stars Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Mario Casas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro, Gabriel Byrne and James Brolin.

Mike Medavoy, who lived in Chile for 10 years, developed the project in cooperation with the miners, their families and rescuers, and produced the film with Robert Katz (“Crash”) and Edward McGurn.

The film tells the longest underground survival story in history, of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped for 69 days more than 200 stories underground, enduring heat of 100 degrees Fahrenheit beneath a megaton boulder twice the size of the Empire State Building. The film was shot in real working mines in Colombia and Chile. »

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Chilean Mine Disaster Film 'The 33' Gets Fall Release Date

28 April 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove's Alcon Entertainment has snapped up North American rights, as well as the majority of international rights, to Chilean mine disaster movie The 33, setting a Nov. 13 release date via Warner Bros. Directed by Patricia Riggen, the drama stars Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Mario Casas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro, Gabriel Byrne and James Brolin. Producer Mike Medavoy developed the project in cooperation with the miners, their families and rescuers. He produced 33 alongside Robert Katz and Edward McGurn. “We don’t acquire many films, but we’re particularly excited to bring this incredible true story of

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- Pamela McClintock

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The 33 Trailer: The Emotional Story of the Chilean Mining Disaster

31 March 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It wasn't all that long ago -- just back in 2010 -- when the world became enraptured by the plight of 33 Chilean miners who became trapped in a 121-year-old San José copper-gold mine for 69 days. After its conclusion, the story seemed naturally made for film. There were many heroes involved in keeping the miners alive and in the rescue, leading to an almost unbelievably triumphant happy ending to what began as pure horror. The 33, directed by Mexican filmmaker Patricia Riggen (Under the Same Moon) and written by Mikko Alanne (5 Days of War) and Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries), details the events of the mine collapse, the plight and survival of the 33 men who were trapped 2,300 feet underground and 3 miles from the mine's only entrance, and the government's role in stepping in to devise a plan to free them. James Horner also created the sweeping score. From the trailer, the film »

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Telefonica Studios Boards Kike Maillo’s ‘Toro’

25 March 2015 7:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Adding another awaited title to a powerful 2015 production slate, Telefonica Studios has boarded action thriller “Toro,” the second feature from Kike Maillo whose 2011 debut, “Eva” starring Daniel Bruhl, was sold by Wild Bunch and is seeing a belated U.S. release from the Weinstein Co.

Aligning once more with some of the movers and shakers in Spain’s motion picture business, Telefonica Studios will co-produce “Toro” with “The Impossible” producers Apaches Entertaintment and Atresmedia Cine, the film arm of TV network group Atresmedia whose production credits include “I Want You” and “Red Lights.”

Already teaming with Telefonica Studios, Argentina’s K & S and Pedro and Agustin Almodovar’s El Deseo to finance, produce and sell Damian Szifron’s Oscar-nominated Cannes competition player “Wild Tales” and Pablo Trapero’s upcoming “The Clan.” Film Factory, a preeminent Spanish sales company, is handling world sales on “Toro.”

Written by up-and-coming scribes Fernando Navarro »

- John Hopewell

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Alex da la Iglesia Kicking Off My Big Night With Segura, Silva, Casas And More!

22 February 2015 1:00 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Rejoice, fans of Alex de la Iglesia, for the Spanish madman shows no signs of slowing down. The Accion Mutante director kicks off his latest production next week with a cast sure to keep fans old and new very happy.Single named Spanish singer Raphael takes the lead role in My Big Night, playing a media hungry diva taping a New Years Eve special well in advance on a sweltering August evening. Regular collaborator Jorge Guerricaechevarria co-writes with the director while the cast includes stars Santiago Segura, Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, and Blanca Suarez.Segura and de la Iglesia partnered often in the director's early days but have worked together far less frequently in recent years, so his presence alone is enough to grab attention. Throw in...

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Berlin: Telefonica Studios, Film Factory Board Alex De la Iglesia’s ‘My Big Night’ (Exclusive)

5 February 2015 10:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At a Berlin festival boasting a record-high 60-plus Latin American features in different sections, Telefonica Studios, the Spanish telco giant’s film/TV production arm, and Film Factory, a preeminent Spanish sales company, have boarded one of the highest-profile productions from the Spanish-speaking world: “My Big Night,” the next big comedy from Alex de la Iglesia (“Witching & Bitching”).

Telefonica Studios has taken substantial minority equity on “My Big Night”; Vicente Canales’ Film Factory introduces the title, produced by Enrique Cerezo, at Berlin.

Pic stars Spanish crooner Raphael, and goes into production on Feb. 23, aiming for a fall fest berth.

Co-written with Jorge Guerricaechevarria, De la Iglesia’s career-long co-scribe, “My Big Night” unspools at a lavish New Year’s Eve TV show, where the frenzied fake bonhomie contrasts with the shoot date – a sweltering mid-August – the participants’ actions and sentiments, and the solitude of the studio’s setting. Raphael plays a sadistic, »

- John Hopewell

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