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British Independent Film Awards 2012 Winners and Presenter Interviews

9 December 2012 7:21 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Last night the fifteenth British Independent Film Awards were held in London and we were on hand to interview the nominees, awards presenters and the winners on a fantastic night celebrating the best of British independent film.

Among the winners we spoke to was this year’s recipient of the Richard Harris award, Sir Michael Gambon, Variety award winner Jude Law and Peter Strickland, director of Berberian Sound Studio which took away many of the night’s awards.

We also spoke to the rising stars of the British independent scene. We caught up with the winner of the Best Newcomer Award for his work in the powerful coming of age film My Brother The Devil, James Floyd, as well as Andrea Riseborough who won her Best Actress award for Shadow Dancer.

Other interviews we conducted include those with Harry Treadaway, Peter Capaldi, award winner (the always lovely) Olivia Colman, Holliday Grainger & James Norton, »

- Jon Lyus

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Nix vs. The Zombie Apocalypse II: Cockneys vs. Zombies, Dead Season and Devil’s Crossing

26 November 2012 3:13 PM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Cockneys Vs. Zombies (2012) Zombies invade the East End of London, where hapless brothers Andy (Harry Treadaway) and Terry (Rasmus Hardiker) plot to rob a bank with the help of their feisty cousin Katie (Michelle Ryan) in order to save their granddad’s (Alan Ford) old folks home. The robbery doesn’t exactly go without a hitch, as the boys’ psychotic friend Mickey (Ashley Bashy Thomas) shoots up the place, leading to a confrontation with the cops. Soon, though, the law is the least of everyone’s problem, because some construction dolts have unearth centuries old zombies that have now begun to infest the city. And oh yeah, back at that old folks home? Grandpa endeavors to save his fellow old folks from the walking dead. Not an easy job, given that half of them can only move at a snail’s pace. Directed by Matthias Hoene, the British “Cockneys vs. »

- Nix

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Shout! Factory Acquires Cockneys vs. Zombies

1 November 2012 9:06 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’ve been covering Cockneys vs. Zombies quite a bit and readers have been asking when they’ll be able to see it in the Us. Shout! Factory just announced that they have acquired Cockneys vs. Zombies and Tower Block, with plans to release both films next year:

Santa Monica, Calif., Afm – November 1, 2012 – Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, and Sc Films International have entered into an exclusive multi-picture deal to distribute U.K gore-drenched comedy feature Cockneys Vs. Zombies in both U.S. and Canada, and suspense thriller Tower Block in the U.S. Both features are written by notable cult film and TV scribe James Moran. The announcement was made by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Simon Crowe, Managing Director, Sc Films International.

Shout! Factory has secured all distribution rights to the films, including theatrical and digital distribution, home entertainment and broadcast for cross-platform releases. »

- Jonathan James

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Shout! Factory Acquires Cockneys vs. Zombies and Tower Block for Cross-Platform Distribution

31 October 2012 9:42 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, and Sc Films International have entered into an exclusive multi-picture deal to distribute UK gore-drenched comedy feature Cockneys vs. Zombies in both the U.S. and Canada and suspense thriller Tower Block in the U.S.

Both features were written by notable cult film and TV scribe James Moran. The announcement was made by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos and Simon Crowe, Managing Director of Sc Films International.

Shout! Factory has secured all distribution rights to the films, including theatrical and digital distribution, home entertainment, and broadcast for cross-platform releases. Shout! Factory plans a strategic rollout of Cockneys vs. Zombies and Tower Block on all packaged media, electronic-sell-through (Est), video-on-demand (VOD), subscription video-on-demand (Svod), television, and in select theaters in 2013.

“We are excited about this new relationship with Simon Crowe. We look forward to bring these highly »

- The Woman In Black

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Armie Hammer braided Johnny Depp's hair in 'magical experience'

31 October 2012 8:01 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Armie Hammer bonded with Johnny Depp on 'The Lone Ranger' by braiding his hair. The pair star together in the forthcoming adventure movie - as the titular character and his sidekick, Native American spirit warrior Tonto, respectively - and the 'Social Network' star said they built up a 'magical' friendship. Asked how they bonded, Armie said: 'I braided his hair! That was so nice. We would stay up talking till the sunrise. It was the most magical experience.' Shooting the western - which also stars Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, Barry Pepper and Harry Treadaway - led to a 'ton' of injuries for the cast, so the actors looked forward to relaxing baths at the end of each day's filming. »

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Toronto After Dark: “Cockneys vs. Zombies” (2012)

23 October 2012 10:12 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

You’ll need a good understanding of cockney rhyming slang and a clear ear to catch all the dialogue in Mathias Hoene’s Cockneys Vs. Zombies. What is very similar to Shaun of the Dead via Guy Ritchie’s films, Cockneys Vs. Zombies talks a big show at rapid-fire pace to mask a big heart. Full yet brisk, the lousy title undersells a fantastically funny film.

The madness begins when two construction worker open a vault that has been sealed since the great plague of 1666 and, well, what’s in there is after Barbara and all of us. As the plague spreads through the east end of London (famous for the Jack the Ripper murders and home to many infamous British gangs), Andy (Harry Treadaway) and Terry (Rasmus Hardiker) are assembling a team to rob a bank so they can save the old folks home that their grandfather (Alan Ford »

- FM Overlord

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DVD Review - Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

22 October 2012 11:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Cockneys vs Zombies, 2012.

Directed by Matthias Hoene.

Starring Georgia King, Michelle Ryan, Lee Asquith-Coe, Alan Ford, Honor Blackman, Richard Briers, Harry Treadaway and Tony Gardner.

Synopsis:

A group of cockney bank robbers fight for survival after the East End of London is overrun by a horde of zombies.

Does anyone else think that the zombie genre is a little played out now? Not a weekend goes by where I walk down the DVD isle of Asda to see another low-rent direct-to-dvd zombie movie effort from some first time filmmaker. However Cockneys vs Zombies is a film that comes with some credence. Several film critics gave it rave reviews when it had its short lived cinema run and the fan reaction to the movie has also been mostly positive. So with Cockneys vs Zombies being released on DVD and Blu-Ray today, should you consider picking it up rather than walking past it? »

- flickeringmyth

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Cockneys Vs Zombies DVD Review

21 October 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Matthias Hoene

Starring: Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Alan Ford, Honor Blackman

Running Time: 88 minutes

Certificate: 15

Extras: ’Behind The Scenes’ features

Perhaps the best thing you can say about Cockneys Vs Zombies is that it’s better than a film called Cockneys Vs Zombies has any right to be. A title that will send shivers down the spine of any Film Production lecturer, it’s actually a reasonably well-made, if fiercely derivative, horror comedy. It takes the vast majority of its cues from Shaun Of The Dead, a film that has more and more to answer to with every passing year. Opening on a pair of buffoonish construction workers stumbling into a pit that contains a zombie, it puts its Shaun-meets-lock Stock game plan into action immediately, cribbing the in-your-face editing styles of Edgar Wright and Guy Richie (who in turn take many of their techniques from others, »

- Josh Mills

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DVD Review: Cockneys vs. Zombies

20 October 2012 8:45 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Cockneys Vs. Zombies

Stars: Harry Treadaway, Rasmus Hardiker, Michelle Ryan, Georgia King, Alan Ford, Honor Blackman, Richard Briers | Written by James Moran | Directed by Matthias Hoene

I know, I know. You’re thinking this is yet another East-end gangsters vs the undead flick. We’ve seen them all before and they’ve all been pretty much terrible. However, before you gloss over Cockneys Vs. Zombies on the title alone, let me interject…

British cinema has produced some fantastic horror movies, British cinema has produced some fantastic comedies. However the meeting of the two has always been less than successful in recent years – unless you count uber-hits like Shaun of the Dead. However in Cockneys Vs. Zombies Britain has produced yet another Fantastic horror comedy, in my opinion easily on a par with the aforementioned Shaun and co. Blending British sensibilities with a slightly more glossy American-style of filmmaking, complete with animated titles, »

- Phil

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Cockneys vs Zombies stars to attend McM London Comic Con

19 October 2012 3:34 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Stars of British horror comedy Cockneys vs Zombies will be attending the McM London Comic Con.

Alan Ford and other members of the cast will be appearing on a panel alongside writer and producer James Moran on Sunday, October 28.

Cockneys vs Zombies follows a group of plucky cousins as they try to rob a bank to save their grandparents care home from developers. Little do they know that while they're cleaning out the vault, zombies are cleaning up the East End and shuffling towards Bow Bells' care home with an appetite for OAPs.

The movie stars a host of Britain's finest acting talent including Honor Blackman (Goldfinger, The Avengers series, Bridget Jones's Diary), Rasmus Hardiker (Starter for 10, I Want Candy, Saxondale), Harry Treadaway (Fish Tank, Control), Michelle Ryan (4.3.2.1, Bionic Woman), Ashley 'Bashy' Thomas (4.3.2.1, Shank), Jack Doolan (Cemetery Junction, The Green Green Grass) and Alan Ford (Snatch, Lock, Stock and »

- David Bentley

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As One Jeff Buckley Film Premieres, Another One Gets “Bogarted” Away from Its Original Director

14 September 2012 4:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Despite a similar project hitting screens before it could even go in front of cameras, Jake Scott‘s Jeff Buckley biopic, Mystery White Boy, sounded like it had everything going for it. Whereas that other Buckley pic, Greetings from Tim Buckley, managed to get made and hit the festival circuit quite quickly (the film just bowed at Tiff, where lead actor Penn Badgely appears to be taking most of the praise for the project), that film focuses mainly on the relationship between Jeff and his dad (Tim) and doesn’t feature much Jeff music, Mystery White Boy is considered to be the “official” Buckley biopic and will come complete with actual Jeff Buckley songs. Beyond that, Scott (Welcome to the Rileys) had lined up a solid cast made of a nice mix of talents – Reeve Carney was set to play Buckley, Patricia Arquette was in to play his mom, and rumors of Olivia Thirlby, Gemma Arterton »

- Kate Erbland

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Staff Change On Jeff Buckley Biopic "Boy"

14 September 2012 4:29 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

While "Greetings From Tim Buckley" premiered in Toronto recently, the other (and officially sanctioned) Jeff Buckley biopic "Mystery White Boy" still hasn't made it into production.

Now, Showbiz 411 (via The Playlist) seem to have discovered one possible reason why - a reshuffling of personnel behind the scenes.

At last report a few months ago, "Spider-Man" musical lead and "The Tempest" actor Reeve Carney was set to play the lead role while Jake Scott was directing. Now it seems "West Of Memphis" helmer Amy Berg has taken over directorial duties while Carney looks like he's out of the running.

Ryan Jaffe ("The Rocker") adapted the script from David Browne's book "Dream Brother". The story not only chronicles Buckley's life story, but also has access to his catalog of music.

Gemma Arterton, Olivia Thirlby, Harry Treadaway and Patricia Arquette were also previously linked to roles, whether that's still the case is unsure. »

- Garth Franklin

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Amy Berg Takes Over Jeff Buckley Film 'Mystery White Boy,' Reeve Carney May Be Out

13 September 2012 2:50 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

At one point this summer, the officially-sanctioned Jeff Buckley biopic "Mystery White Boy" was supposed to be shooting with "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" star Reeve Carney in the lead and Jake Scott directing, with Gemma Arterton, Olivia Thirlby, Harry Treadaway and Patricia Arquette all lining up for roles. And then...nothing. Well, it appears that not only has a new director come on board, but the project may also be looking for a new lead. Over at Showbiz 411, Roger Friedman has dropped a pretty vague report revealing that "West Of Memphis" helmer Amy Berg is now in the director's chair, with claims that she "Bogarted" the job from Scott. What that exactly means we're not sure, but apparently she's a big fan of Buckley. As for Carney, he "could be out" but again, it's not clear why. Either way, Berg has been on a bit of a roll following »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Cockneys vs Zombies Review

30 August 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Although the title may conjure up images of a crudely-made, unimaginative Dtv schlock fest with Danny Dyer’s ubiquitous mug adorning a blood-drenched cover, in reality, Cockneys vs Zombies is actually a well-made (and frequently humorous) horror comedy. While it may not reach the heady heights of something like Shaun of the Dead, it proves there’s plenty of laughs to still be found in this over-saturated sub-genre.

Andy and Terry (likeable performances from Harry Treadaway and Rasmus Hardiker, respectively) are two siblings from the same affable, happy-go-lucky Del Boy-school of dubious business dealings. Their grandpa Ray (permanent mockney gangster fixture Alan Ford) is the proprietor and resident of an old folk’s home which is on the cusp of closure, and the well-meaning, if clueless duo hit upon an idea to rob a bank in order to pay of the debtors.

Their scheme appears to be running (semi) smoothly until police arrive mid-way though, »

- Adam Lowes

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Cockneys vs. Zombies Interviews Part 2 – Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan & Rasmus Hardiker

30 August 2012 3:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Earlier in the year, I got to go along to a set visit that I’ll never forget. That set visit was for a movie called Cockneys vs. Zombies and by chance, it was shooting just down the road from where I live. I knew next to nothing about the project although when you have a title like ‘Cockneys vs. Zombies’, it doesn’t take long before your mind starts imagining the wonderful possibilities that this comedy could deliver.

The movie is set for release this Friday 31st August and I got to see it a few weeks ago. Suffice it to say, it definitely doesn’t disappoint! This is the second part of the interviews that I conducted on the Sutton set which was the location for the old people’s home where Honor Blackman, Alan Ford and Richard Briars character’s are all based. If you missed yesterday »

- David Sztypuljak

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Cockneys vs Zombies World Premiere Pictures

29 August 2012 8:11 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

We have added a new set of pictures from the event "Cockneys vs Zombies World Premiere".Harry Treadaway during the "Cockneys vs Zombies" world premiere during the Film 4 FrightFest 2012.Picture copyright by Landmark / PR Photos Michelle Ryan during the "Cockneys vs Zombies" world premiere during the Film 4 FrightFest 2012.Picture copyright by Landmark / PR Photos Harry Treadaway during the "Cockneys vs Zombies" world premiere during the Film 4 FrightFest 2012.Picture copyright by Landmark / PR Photos Michelle Ryan during the "Cockneys vs Zombies" world premiere during the Film 4 FrightFest 2012.Picture copyright by Landmark / PR Photos Michelle Ryan - Film 4 FrightFest 2012 - Day 1 - "Cockneys vs Zombies" World Premiere - Arrivals - Empire Cinema, »

- James Wray

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'Cockneys vs Zombies' on-set interviews: Michelle Ryan, Honor Blackman

29 August 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A "zomedy" about an undead outbreak that sweeps through London, Cockneys vs Zombies looks to tickle your funny bone while delivering a few horror movie jolts along the way. Digital Spy paid a visit to the Docklands set of the film last year to chat to stars Michelle Ryan, Honor Blackman, Harry Treadaway and Rasmus Hardiker about Matthias Hoene's movie.

"It is exactly what it says on the tin: cockneys vs zombies. It's a great premise, it's a great action film," Hardiker said. Ryan added that the movie makes use of the slow-moving zombies made famous by George Romero. "There seems to be an appetite for zombie movies," she said. "We have the slow-moving (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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Cockneys vs. Zombies Interviews Part 1 – Honor Blackman & Alan Ford

29 August 2012 3:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Earlier in the year, I got to go along to a set visit that I’ll never forget. That set visit was for a movie called Cockneys vs. Zombies and by chance, it was shooting just down the road from where I live. I knew next to nothing about the project although when you have a title like ‘Cockneys vs. Zombies’, it doesn’t take long before your mind starts imagining the wonderful possibilities that this comedy could deliver.

The movie is set for release this Friday 31st August and I got to see it a few weeks ago. Suffice to say, it definitely doesn’t disappoint! This is the second part of the interviews that I conducted on the Sutton set which was the location for the old people’s home where Honor Blackman, Alan Ford and Richard Briars characters are all based. We got to catch up with »

- David Sztypuljak

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Trailer for Sightseers, Opening Credits from Cockneys vs Zombies

28 August 2012 11:54 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We have two videos from upcoming horror/comedies Sightseers and Cockneys vs Zombies. Sightseers is the latest film from Kill List director Ben Wheatley and the official trailer has been released:

“Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way – on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina’s led a sheltered life and there are things that Chris needs her to see – the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that accompanies these wonders in his life.

But it doesn’t take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina’s meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris’s dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him up the wrong way, over a very jagged edge… »

- Jonathan James

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Ave A Butchers at the Opening Credit Sequence for Cockneys vs Zombies

28 August 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Alright my mucker! Why not treat yaself to watching a special new asset taken directly from the opening credit sequence from Matthias Hoene's new UK zombie comedy 'Cockneys vs Zombies'? The credit animation was created by Gianluca Fallone and is backed up by the vocal talents of The Automatic with their catchy tune 'Monster'. The flick hits UK theatres this Friday the 31 August so why not get in the mood before opening night and 'ave a butchers at the title sequence below. 'Cockneys vs Zombies' stars Rasmus Hardiker ('You Highness'), Harry Treadaway ('City of Ember'), Ashley Thomas, Jack Doolan ('Cemetery Junction'), Honor Blackman ('Goldfinger'), Alan Ford ('Snatch'), Richard Briers ('The Good Life'), Dudley Sutton ('The Football Factory') and the sexy ex-'Eastender' Michelle Ryan ('Bionic Woman'). »

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