17 items from 2014
Australian actress Georgina Haig has scored the key role of Queen Elsa of Arendelle, the icy powered character from Disney's "Frozen," in the upcoming fourth season of ABC's "Once Upon a Time". The character was previously teased in the third season finale.
In the series, Elsa has long struggled to control her 'chilling' powers and once unleashed an eternal winter upon her town. Ultimately she realized her bond with younger sister Anna (Elizabeth Lail) helps keeps her powers in check.
Haig has had an interesting career so far starring in Australian films like the horror truck tale "Road Kill" with Twilight's Xavier Samuel and The 100's Bobby Morley, the nihilistic school teen drama "Wasted on the Young" with Chronicle's Alex Russell, the feel good musical "The Sapphires" with Chris O'Dowd, and the upcoming drug smuggling drama "The Mule".
She's probably best known though for her TV work such »
- Garth Franklin
Sony Pictures just unveiled the first trailer for David Ayer's upcoming WW2 tank film "Fury. Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal play a five member American tank crew moving through Germany in the final days of World War II. Jason Isaacs and Xavier Samuel also star.
Shot on film rather than digitally, the production also sports the last surviving operational Tiger I tank in existence, borrowed from a museum. It's the first time a real Tiger tank, not a prop version, has been used on a film set. The film is set to open in November.
- Garth Franklin
Despite their importance in war in the 20th century, there have been fewer films about tanks than you might expect - because how do you make a small group of men in a tin seem exciting? Well, David Ayer may have figured it out with Fury, as you can see in the first trailer below. The key, if this is representative, seems to be not claustrophobia but some seriously stacked odds. brightcove.createExperiences();Brad Pitt's Sergeant 'Wardaddy' Collier is the tank commander on a mission behind enemy lines. He has kept his crew alive through the War, but in the final push into Germany things are about to get tougher. Logan Lerman's the new guy just assigned to the crew, and it looks from this like he is going to have to overcome an entirely natural reluctance to blow people away as the tank trundles on.Michael Peña, »
Damn… this first trailer for director David Ayer's Fury is incredible. It gave me goosebumps, and the movie itself looks absolutely amazing. There's a lot of gritty badassery and emotional intensity packed into this trailer. Ayer has made some great movies in his career, one of his more recent ones being End of Watch, but Fury is going to be his masterpiece. My hell, I can't wait to watch this movie.
The story follows "a crew of Americans who embark on a brave mission. As the Allies make their final push, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic »
- Joey Paur
"Ideals are peaceful... History is violent." Yes - finally! Columbia has debuted the first full-length trailer for David Ayer's awesome WWII tank movie titled Fury, starring Brad Pitt as "Wardaddy", along with Shia Labeouf (hidden in this trailer), Logan Lerman, Scott Eastwood, Jon Bernthal, Xavier Samuel and Michael Peña. The story follows a tank platoon in Europe on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. The footage looks spectacular - an intense, gritty, badass but heartfelt WWII film set around/inside a Sherman tank. I love it, everything about it, and I cannot wait to see it. I'll let the footage speak for itself. Fire this up! Here's the first official trailer for David Ayer's Fury, in high def from Apple: Written & directed by David Ayer (Street Kings, End of Watch), Fury follows a crew of Americans who embark on a brave mission. As the Allies make their final push, »
- Alex Billington
The Santa Monica-based company has reported a flurry of market and post-market activity on its Croisette slate.
Lightning evp and general manager Ken DuBow announced deals on the crime thriller have closed in the Middle East (Eagle Films), Portugal (Media Page), Scandinavia (Atlantic Film), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), South Korea (Zecon Plus Corp), Thailand (Ipa), Turkey (Moviebox), Mexico (Renaissance) and Israel (Yes/Dbs).
Herschel Faber’s comedy Cavemen starring Chad Michael Murray and Camilla Belle and Alexis Knapp has been licensed to Benelux (Koch Media), China (Melting Culture), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), South Korea (Zecon Plus Corp), Turkey (D Productions), Germany (Lighthouse Home Entertainment) and UK (Bskyb).
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
War Never Ends Quietly. Oh man I'm looking forward to this so much. A new poster has debuted for David Ayer's WWII tank movie Fury, starring Brad Pitt as well as Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Scott Eastwood, Jon Bernthal, Xavier Samuel and Michael Peña. However, it is only Brad Pitt who shows up on this poster, slouched over the turret of his tank. Hopefully this means we'll see a character poster for each of these guys, but aside from that, I really like this poster. It's simple, but has a gritty edge to it, and evokes the sadness and fatigue of war. Early footage for this looks awesome, one of my most anticipated fall films. In full below. Here's the new poster for David Ayer's Fury featuring just Brad Pitt, first found via The Film Stage: Written & directed by David Ayer (Street Kings, End of Watch), Fury follows »
- Alex Billington
There's been a lot of talk already around "Interstellar," "Birdman," "Unbroken" and "Foxcatcher" in the Best Picture race, but one movie that should not be discounted is David Ayer's "Fury." Based on Ayer's original screenplay, "Fury" is a departure for the "End of Watch" filmmaker. It's a period piece centered on a crew of American soldiers operating a Sherman tank during the last days of WWII. The script was strong enough to entice Brad Pitt to top-line and features an impressive ensemble including Logan Lerman, Xavier Samuel, Michael Peña and, yes, Shia Labeouf. It also promises to differ from Ayer's recent handheld style, which gained him so much acclaim with "End of Watch" in particular. Now, on paper, "Fury" could absolutely be just another war movie thriller. Ayer earned some critical acclaim for his "Training Day" screenplay, for the underrated "Harsh Times" and the aforementioned "Watch." Plus, Pitt is »
- Gregory Ellwood
The pair play two evil cops who discover a strangely hidden and guarded safe filled with mysterious contents. Their lust for it unexpectedly thrusts them into a deadly well of corruption leaving them fighting for their lives. [Source: THR]
Forest Whitaker is in talks to join Antoine Fuqua's boxing drama "Southpaw" at The Weinstein Company. The story follows a former fighter (Jake Gyllenhaal) who tries to overcome a personal tragedy to recapture glory and help his young daughter.
- Garth Franklin
Craig previously wrote the 2011 original Stephan Elliott-directed film (pictured) and has also scripted the new picture.
Kevin Bishop, Kris Marshall and Xavier Samuel will return as the leads in a new story about wedding mayhem. The story is said to involve three men in ill-fitting wedding tuxedos, a coffin and travel plans gone inexplicably awry.
Laurence Malkin, Share Stallings, and Arclight’s Gary Hamilton, the team behind the original hit movie, have partnered with producer Tania Chambers on the sequel. Josh Kesselman will Executive Produce and Daniel Findlay will Co-Produce.
The start date is set for January 2015 in Western Australia.
Arclight Films is again handling international sales.
- Patrick Frater
Craig wrote the sequel, which is said to involve three men in ill-fitting wedding tuxedos, a coffin, travel plans gone inexplicably awry, and more wholly inappropriate behavior.
The script development was funded by Arclight Films, which is launching sales at the Cannes Film Market, and ScreenWest..
Producers Laurence Malkin, Share Stallings and Gary Hamilton, the team behind the original, have partnered with producer Tania Chambers on the sequel. It's the second collaboration in Wa between Malkin, Stallings and Chambers following Kill Me Three Times, the Kriv Stenders-directed darkly comedic thriller starring Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, »
- Don Groves
Exclusive: Arclight arrives in Cannes with sales rights to A Few Less Men, the sequel to its 2011 comedy A Few Best Men.
Kevin Bishop, Kris Marshall and Xavier Samuel will reprise their roles and Dean Craig, who wrote the script with development funding from Arclight Films and ScreenWest, will make his feature directorial debut.
The sequel is set to go before the cameras in Western Australia in January 2015.
Plot details remain under the proverbial wraps but what is known is the story will involve three men in ill-fitting wedding tuxedos, a coffin, travel plans gone inexplicably awry and more wholly inappropriate behavior.
“A Few Less Men is destined to be a success,” said Hamilton.
“We have an extremely talented cast and crew who all work incredibly well together, the result »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
This past Sunday, The Wolverine director James Mangold revealed on Twitter that 20th Century Fox plans to shoot Wolverine 3 shortly after X-Men: Apocalypse wraps. The catch is, Hugh Jackman, who has played the character in seven movies over the span of fifteen years, might not return. As of yet, he is not even confirmed for X-Men: Apocalypse. What does this mean for the franchise? Well, according to Mangold, Wolverine will go on with or without the actor. Like James Bond before him, Logan is a character that will continue to live on the silver screen, just like he has in the comic books and the movie storyline itself, no matter who is swinging those antimantium claws. So, who might replace Jackman, an actor who unquestionably owns the role and is synonymous with it at this point?
Today, we look at 6 actors that could pull it off.
After all, Hugh was »
From Remstar Films, Sneak Peek director Anne Fontaine's Australian-French dramatic feature "Adore", starring Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, James Frecheville and Xavier Samuel, now available on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD:
"...'Roz' and 'Lil', the best of friends since childhood, grow up as neighbours in an idyllic beach town.
"As adults, their teenaged sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers.
"One perfect summer the boys, along with their mothers, are confronted by the simmering emotions that have been mounting between them.
"Deeply emotional, 'Adore' is a story of family, sensuality, compassion, morality and above all love..."
"... a provocative drama about two lifelong friends who find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Adore"...
- Michael Stevens
Director Craig Monahan.s first film in 10 years is an intelligent and satisfying drama.
That.s according to the first reviews for Healing, which is screening at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Don Hany, Hugo Weaving, Xavier Samuel and Anthony Hayes star in the film scripted by Monahan (who last directed Peaches in 2004) and Alison Nisselle, inspired by a real-life alliance between the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and Prisons Victoria.
.A group of conflicted men, prisoners and inmates discover the majesty of great birds . and through them, the cleansing power of redemption . in the deeply felt outdoor drama Healing,. said Variety's Eddie Cockrell.
.The first film in a decade from director and co-writer Craig Monahan, whose 1998 psychological thriller The Interview remains an uncommonly smart genre piece, this equally intelligent and satisfying item will prove therapeutic to distribs on the hunt for quality fare..
Hany plays Viktor, a crim of Iranian »
- Don Groves
A group of conflicted men, prisoners and inmates discover the majesty of great birds — and through them, the cleansing power of redemption — in the deeply felt outdoor drama “Healing.” The first film in a decade from director and co-writer Craig Monahan, whose 1998 psychological thriller “The Interview” remains an uncommonly smart genre piece, this equally intelligent and satisfying item will prove therapeutic to distribs on the hunt for quality fare.
The film is inspired by the formation of the real-life alliance between the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary in the outback, northwest of Melbourne, and the state-run penal system Prisons Victoria. This partnership took the form of the Raptor Rehabilitation Program, in which inmates transitioning from lockup to life cared for wounded eagles and other big birds in a minimum-security prison farm that looks like nothing so much as a country motel.
Into this facility comes Viktor Khadem (Don Hany, extraordinary), who, after 18 years behind bars for murder, »
- Eddie Cockrell
Since the early 1980s supernatural monster films have utilized more and more action elements to captivate an adrenaline-hungry audience who might not be so entertained by the boogie man jumping out off the screen. This then increased in the 1990s with the popularity and success of films such as Army Of Darkness and Blade. However, since the start of the 2000s there has been a huge surge in supernatural action films that have taken classic movie monsters and combined them with over-the-top, extremely stylized fight sequences usually consisting of leather-clad women. I should probably state now that by ‘supernatural’ I’m referring to any films involving vampires, zombies or werewolves, because no matter how much pseudo-scientific nonsense is thrown at us we all know that those classic monster-baddies will forever belong in the supernatural category. Like them or not, this new sub-genre of films – from Underworld to Resident Evil – is here to stay, »
- Ben Read
17 items from 2014
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