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Paramount and The Film Arcade have announced a September 23rd release date for "Goat," Andrew Neel's fraternity drama which was a hit at Sundance. Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer star in the film which will open on September 23rd in New York, Los Angeles, and other select U.S. cities along with a digital and on demand release on that date. [Source: EW]
David Goyer is set to direct a remake of Baran bo Odar's German film "Who Am I". The story follows a man who falls in with a group of hackers in Berlin who attempt to gain notoriety by disrupting the public order. Dan Wiedenhaupt ("The Solutrean") is penning the script for the remake. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
The original “Who Am I,” directed by Baran bo Odar, centered on a computer hacker group in Berlin that gears towards global fame. It was shot in Berlin and Rostock, starred Tom Schilling and Elyas M’Barek and screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Goyer has also directed “Zig Zag, »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: David Goyer is set to direct a Warner Bros remake of Who Am I (Kein System Ist Sicher), the Baran bo Odar-directed film about a man who falls in with a group of hackers in Berlin who attempt to gain notoriety by disrupting the public order. The remake is being scripted by Dan Wiedenhaupt, who wrote the Albert Hughes-directed The Solutrean, the Ice Age survival tale that is Studio 8’s first major homegrown film. The film will be produced by Goyer and his Phantom… »
Open Road Films has released three first look photos from their upcoming film Sleepless.
Sleepless stars Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night he will have to rescue his son, evade an internal affairs investigation and bring the kidnappers to justice.
Sleepless is directed by Baran Bo Odar and is written by Andrea Berloff. The film also stars Gabrielle Union (Top Five, Bad Boys II), rapper T.I. (Ant-Man), Dermot Mulroney (The Grey, Mozart in the Jungle), Scoot McNairy (Batman Vs Superman, Argo) and David Harbour (Suicide Squad, End Of Watch).
- Michelle McCue
Open Road will release Sleepless starring Jamie Foxx on February 24, 2017, in the Us. Foxx plays an undercover Las Vegas police officer caught up in a high-stakes web of corruption.
Sony Pictures Entertainment top brass announced on Tuesday that Philip Rowley will be the studio’s new Chief Financial Officer. Rowley has worked in finance and entertainment for years, serving as Emi Music Worldwide and AOL Europe among others, and replaces current CFO David Hendler, who is retiring in June. Annapurna Pictures and Gloria Sanchez Productions have acquired film rights to The New York Magazine article The Hustlers At Scores by Jessica Pressler, about savvy former »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Jamie Foxx‘s thriller “Sleepless” will stumble out of bed and into theaters on February 24, 2017, Open Road Films announced Tuesday. Director Baran Bo Odar’s movie stars the Oscar winner as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night, he will have to rescue his son, evade an internal affairs investigation and bring the kidnappers to justice. Also Read: Jamie Foxx Shares Tearful Meeting With Father of Man He. »
- Thom Geier
High-end television series are on the rise in Germany, where they have been enthusiastically embraced by leading feature film talent and supported by federal and regional funders.
All of Germany’s major players — Ard, Zdf, Rtl, ProSiebenSat.1, Sky, Netflix and Amazon — are developing and producing ambitious series and miniseries. Contributing to this seemingly unprecedented level of production are such notable filmmakers as Tom Tykwer, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Baran bo Odar and Matthias Schweighofer. Majors like Ufa and Constantin Film have also joined the fray.
Tykwer’s €40 million ($44.2 million) “Babylon Berlin,” co-produced by Sky, Ard Degeto, X Filme and Beta Film, is an adaptation of German author Volker Kutscher’s “Der nasse fisch” (The Wet Fish), the first in a book series about a police inspector in 1920s Berlin. The series marks the first collaboration between Sky and pubcaster Ard. The 16-episode series will air on Sky in 2017 and on Ard in »
- Ed Meza
Baran Bo Odar will direct ten-part drama Dark.
VOD giant Netflix has ordered its first German original series, Dark, which will follow the fractured relationships among four families after the disappearance of two children.
Who Am I director Baran Bo Odar will direct the show, which comes from Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann of German outfit Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion, the producers of Oscar-winning drama The Lives Of Others.
The series will consist of ten one hour-long episodes and will debut exclusively on Netflix in 2017.
Director Odar commented: “As Dark will be an ensemble mystery series, I especially look forward to discovering and working with new German talent. This will be a fantastic ride and I can’t wait to get started.”
Erik Barmack, Vice President International Originals at Netflix, added: “Dark is an incredible German story that will appeal to a global audience.”net »
Dark, a family saga with a supernatural twist, will debut exclusively on Netflix in 2017.
The first German production from the world’s leading Internet TV Network is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten, hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.
Dark is directed by Baran bo Odar, whose latest critically-acclaimed film Who Am I - No Systerm Is Safe, starring Tom Schilling and Elyas M’Barek, was a German box office sensation. Who Am I premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, won three German Movie Awards and the Bambi for “Best German Film.” Odar’s next film will be Sleepless Night with Oscar®-Winner Jamie Foxx.
“We’re very excited to shoot the first Netflix original series made in Germany. »
- Kellvin Chavez
Netflix has set its first original German series Dark for premiere in 2017. Described as a family saga with a supernatural twist, Dark is set in a present-day German town where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986. Dark is directed by Baran bo Odar, who helmed German box office hit Who Am I… »
Marc Butan’s MadRiver Pictures and Reliance Entertainment’s Riverstone Pictures have pacted to finance, develop and produce a slate of movies in the $15 million-$50 million range. The pair aim to make between two and four director- and star-driven films per year.
Adding heft to the announcement, the nine-month old MadRiver revealed that Kimberly Fox has become a company partner. She will head a new international sales arm.
Founded by Deepak Nayar and Nik Bower, and backed by leading U.K. media investor Ingenious, Riverstone will also make a multi-million dollar start-up contribution in to a development fund for MadRiver. That will allow the company to accelerate its feature-film development drive.
“Our interest and business acumen are closely aligned with Nik and Deepak at Riverstone,” said MadRiver Pictures founder Butan. “We look forward to a successful collaboration on a bold slate of films with widespread international appeal.”
“We are delighted »
- John Hopewell
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