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London — U.K. production company Catalyst Global Media has attached writer Chris Boyle, a frequent collaborator with Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” scribe Simon Beaufoy, to its rock-and-roll movie “The Hype,” about a notorious public-relations stunt.
The film, which starts in late 1969, tells the true story of how a charismatic rock-band manager, Dave Robinson, joins forces with one of Jimi Hendrix’s former roadies to hatch and execute the “Brinsley Schwarz Hype.” The two men set out to present an average folk band, Brinsley Schwarz, whose usual venues are bars, as the “next big thing,” climaxing in a concert supporting Van Morrison at leading New York rock-venue Fillmore East. They invite the world’s top music journalists to witness what they hope will be a public-relations triumph, but it turns into a disaster as the band’s performance fails to live up to the hype.
The action ricochets between London, Ireland, New York and Toronto, »
- Leo Barraclough
Can “Assassin’s Creed” break the video game movie curse?
That’s the question finding its way around the internet with the release of the first trailer for the “Assassin’s Creed” movie, starring Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch. The first look debuted during “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday night.
“Where am I?” Fassbender asks Marion Cotillard’s Sophia Rikkin as he wakes in an unwelcoming room. She proceeds to tell him that he was executed the night before. “You no longer exist,” she tells him.
He’s informed that he’ll experience the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, who’s been dead for 500 years. It then cuts to 15th Century Spain — and a shot that will look awfully familiar to fans of the popular video game series.
With the soundtrack of Kanye West’s “I Am a God,” a ripped Fassbender hops from building to building, fights enemies and »
- Alex Stedman
One glance at Michael Fassbender’s decorated and ever-growing resume will tell you that the actor isn’t one to shy away from difficult roles. From his breakout as Bobby Sands in Hunger almost a decade ago to numerous turns as the mercurial Magneto, Fassbender continues to be a compelling screen presence, making him the perfect fit to play Jack Unterweger in true crime story, Entering Hades.
Setting up shop at Broad Green Pictures, with production help from Storyscape Entertainment and Fassbender’s own Dmc Film, the real-life drama will pull inspiration from John Leake’s novel recounting Unterweger’s remarkable and frankly harrowing story. A celebrated journalist and best-selling author, the Austrian moonlit as a serial killer, racking up a body count of 11 – most of which were prostitutes – across multiple countries across Europe before he was convicted in 1974.
- Michael Briers
The rights to John Leake’s true crime novel Entering Hades have been acquired by Broad Green Pictures, and while Oscar-winning Birdman screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris is set to pen the script, Steve Jobs and X-Men: Apocalypse actor Michael Fassbender is in talks to star.
If the deal goes through, Fassbender will portray real-life Australian serial killer Jack Unterweger, who lead a double life as a celebrated journalist and ruthless murderer. Unterweger amassed a kill count of 11 people across the world before he was sentenced to a life in prison and hung himself as a result in 1994.
In 2015, Fassbender continued to prove himself as one of the best actors working in the industry today, starring in three critically acclaimed films, Slow West, Macbeth and Steve Jobs, the latter of which earned him his second Oscar nomination.
Few actors are as prolific as Fassbender as well, seeing as how he consistently appears »
- Justin Cook
The company has acquired rights to John Leake’s true crime novel and set the Irish star to play the lead. Mister Smith Entertainment will handle international sales.
Oscar-winning Birdman screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris (who shared the Academy Award with Alejandro Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone and Armando Bo) is rewriting the screenplay from Bill Wheeler’s original script.
The project is the first announced under the first-look deal between Broad Green and Storyscape. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Broad Green Pictures has closed the rights to Entering Hades, a project based on John Leake’s true crime novel, Bloody Disgusting learned. Storyscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper (Amistad, John Tucker Must Die) and Richard Saperstein (Se7en, Hancock, 1408) have teamed up with Conor McCaughan (Assassin’s Creed, Slow West) and Daniel Emmerson (Assassin’s Creed) of Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender’s Dmc Film to produce […] »
Broad Green Pictures has acquired Entering Hades, a John Leake true crime novel that will be rewritten by Oscar-winning Birdman scribe Alexander Dinelaris as a potential star vehicle for Michael Fassbender. Fassbender’s Dmc Films partners Conor McCaughan and Daniel Emmerson will produce along with Storyscape Entertainment's Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein. Bill Wheeler wrote the original script. It’s the true story of Jack Unterweger, a celebrated Austrian journalist… »
“Entering Hades” is based on John Leake’s true crime novel about Jack Unterweger, a celebrated Austrian journalist and best-selling author who led a double life investigating murders by day and killing by night – amassing a body count of 11 people across multiple continents.
Alexander Dinelaris, who won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar as one of the four screenwriters on “Birdman,” is rewriting the screenplay with Fassbender eyed to star. Bill Wheeler wrote the original script.
“With Bob and Richard’s vision and Michael’s keen ability to bring captivating characters to the big screen, we are »
- Dave McNary
The story follows Jack Unterweger, a celebrated Austrian journalist and author who led a double life investigating murders by day and killing by night – amassing a body count of eleven people across multiple continents.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Assassin's Creed is going to be one of this Christmas' biggest releases. And it will be the second big video game adaptation coming this year following this summer's Warcraft. Ubisoft has released a new photo from Assassin's Creed. It features Michael Fassbender as his modern-day character Callum Lynch hunched in a cell, vigorously working on something. What? We do not know.
Michael Fassbender plays dual roles in Assassin's Creed. Lynch will relive the genetic memories of a 15th century Spanish Assassin named Aguilar, experiencing his adventures. The actor is joined by Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson. Justin Kurrzel (Macbeth) is directing the film.
Filming on Assassin's Creed began in Malta this past September. The story is about a revolutionary technology that unlocks genetic memories. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on »
You can stop worrying about that Assassin's Creed movie, at least for the moment. Apparently producers are so happy with it, they are wasting no time in moving forward on Assassin's Creed 2. And Michael Fassbender will return as Callum Lynch, the descendant of a mysterious secret society of Assassins, who must use his deadly skills to battle the powerful Templar organization.
Producers feel they have a massive hit on their hands, though that can only truly be confirmed by the ticket buying audience. Assassin's Creed arrives in a very crowed Christmas market this December, opening just one week after Lucasfilm's first spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith. It will debut in theaters the same day as the big sci-fi epic Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. As well as the animated family comedy Sing, which follows a group of animals in a singing competition. »
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