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“I’m ready. I’ve got Bob. He’ll look after me.”
A true feel-good story based on the best-selling book of the same name, which sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Cleopatra Entertainment LLC, the movie division of famed indie record label Cleopatra Records, has acquired all domestic rights to the feel-good true story A Street Cat Named Bob, directed by Roger Spottiswoode (Turner and Hooch, Tomorrow Never Dies) and starring Luke Treadaway (Unbroken), Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain) and Joanne Froggatt (Downtown Abbey). The film, written by Tim John and Maria Nation, is based on the international bestseller by James Bowen and Garry Jenkins. Produced by Adam Rolston for Shooting Script Films, the uplifting story will be released domestically in theaters on November 18th, 2016. Check out the trailer for A Street Cat Named Bob:
When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, »
- Tom Stockman
When the Pivot channel folded in October of 2016, Us fans of the Fortitude TV show were afraid season two would be cancelled, or at least unavailable to them. Then, last month, Amazon swooped in to save the day. Now the streaming service announces Fortitude season two will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, April 14, 2017. In UK, the second season kicked off on Sky, in January.The second season of Fortitude stars Dennis Quaid, Richard Dormer, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Sofie Gråbøl, Luke Treadaway, Darren Boyd, Mia Jexen, Alexandra Moen, Verónica Echegui, Sienna Guillory, Ramon Tikaram, Parminder Nagra, Michelle Fairley, Robert Sheehan, and Ken Stott. Check out the new trailer and latest Amazon press release.Read More… »
Amazon has picked up a new season of Arctic thriller “Fortitude,” which originally ran on the now-dead Pivot TV. Dennis Quaid has been added to the cast for this run, starring opposite Richard Dormer. Sofie Gråbøl, Luke Treadaway, Darren Boyd, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Mia Jexen, Alexandra Moen, Verónica Echegui, Sienna Guillory, Ramon Tikaram, Parminder Nagra, Michelle Fairley, Robert Sheehan and Ken Stott are also counted among the cast. “In ‘Fortitude,’ our customers will experience Dennis Quaid in a remarkably compassionate role, joined by an ensemble cast that has resonated with audiences globally,” said Joe Lewis, head of Comedy, Drama and Vr, »
- Tony Maglio
Amazon has picked up where now-defunct Pivot left off: The streaming service has picked up Arctic noir drama “Fortitude” for a 10-episode second season.
Season 2 on Amazon will feature an ensemble cast, including originals like Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, and Luke Treadaway, and newcomers Dennis Quaid, Parminder Nagra, Michelle Fairley, Robert Sheehan, and Ken Stott. The 10 episodes will premiere on Prime Video in the U.S. later this year.
“Fortitude,” which originally aired in the U.S. on Participant Media’s Pivot cable channel, follows Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Dormer) of Fortitude, a small isolated community with a captive population in an environment that is undergoing change and upheaval due to parasite and pathogen activity. After shooting the woman he loved, Dan becomes consumed with guilt, disappears into the wilderness and was presumed dead. A new body is discovered on the other side of town and Eric must step up and lead this horrific investigation. As »
- Oriana Schwindt
Michael Noble Feb 13, 2017
This review contains spoilers.
When Fortitude arrived on our screens in 2015, it did so floating on a sea of publicity. Millions were spent announcing the arrival of Sky’s newest pitch at offering original drama to sit alongside its impressive roster of Us imports. Polar bears appeared at tube stations and posters of its snowbound stars, among them such luminaries as Michael Gambon, Sofie Gråbøl, Christopher Ecclestone and Stanley Tucci, appeared in hoardings both online and in the real world. The campaign caught attention but remained abstract, leaving little clue as to what the show was actually about.
The marketers can be forgiven for this approach, as the show itself seemed uncertain. »
Kayti Burt Jan 26, 2017
Little America will be set in a future where a "Trump-like" president has bankrupted America. Michael Bay is producing.
If you're looking for escapist entertainment to avoid thinking about the current socio-political climate, Universal's upcoming dystopian action thriller Little America might not be it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal just won the bidding war for Little America, the spec script written by Rowan Athale. Athale will direct the film, with Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes producing.
The premise of Little America? In a dystopian future where a "Trump-like" president has bankrupted the United States and China is calling in its debts, Americans begin immigrating to China to find work.
In the midst of this political climate, a Chinese billionaire hires a former American Force Recon member to rescue his daughter from an American ghetto. Action thriller or prophetic documentary? We'll let you decide. According to THR's sources, »
“Little America” is described as being reminiscent of John Carpenter’s iconic 1981 sci-fi action-thriller “Escape From New York,” starring Kurt Russell. “Little America” is set in a time where America is so bankrupt that China is calling all the shots.
Michael Bay to Develop Biopic on Drone Warfare Fighter (Exclusive)
- Dave McNary
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