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Before 2016, video game movies have never exactly struck it big at the box office. Before this year, only one movie, 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, had earned more than $100 million ($131.1 million) at the domestic box office, but this summer, The Angry Birds Movie took in $105.1 million domestically and $337.5 million worldwide, while Warcraft became the highest-grossing video game adaptation worldwide with $430 million and counting, although only $46.5 million of that tally has come from the domestic market. Later this year, another high-profile video game movie will hit theaters, Assassin's Creed, although it seems that the company behind the game itself isn't expecting it to be a huge hit.
Assassin's Creed features an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender in the dual role of Callum Lynch and his 15th Century descendant Aguilar, alongside Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Michael K. Williams. During a recent interview with McV, Ubisoft's European chief Alain Corre »
Brian Gleeson (brother of Domhnall Glesson) and Damien Molony star as two mercenaries teetering on the edge of sanity in Simon Dixon’s gritty debut feature, Tiger Raid. The film picks up when the two professionals take a job to kidnap the daughter of a powerful Middle Eastern politician, played by Star Trek Beyond’s Sofia Boutella, and the years of violence come crashing to a head. Tiger Raid premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, where early reviews praised its brashness, the performances of its three main leads, as well as the confluences of a surprising plot. The trailer certainly highlights a character driven story at the centre of a decidedly R-rated work. Heres the official synopsis: "Joe and Paddy are members of a private security crew...
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Yes, there is another actor from the Gleeson family. While his brother Domhnall and father Brendan Gleeson have worldwide attention for their various roles, Brian Gleeson has been receiving acclaim on the Irish TV and film circuit. Ahead of a part in Assassin’s Creed and Darren Aronofsky‘s next film, he’ll be seen in Tiger Raid, which screened at Tribeca Film Festival this year.
Directed by Simon Dixon, the first trailer has now arrived for the film, which follows Gleeson and Damien Molony (Kill Your Friends) as they are assigned to kidnap a character portraying by Sofia Boutella, who will be seen in Star Trek Beyond this month. The trailer paints an intense, small-scale drama, and will hopefully help it get in the eyes of potential distributors here in the United States.
Check it out below, along with the poster.
Tiger Raid tells the story of two mercenaries, »
- Leonard Pearce
"The end is coming, you know what I mean? Time to get paid!" A trailer has debuted online for a film called Tiger Raid, about two mercenaries hired to kidnap the daughter of a powerful man in the Middle East. That sounds like it might be a bit odd, but this actually looks interesting. Brian Gleeson (son of Brendan and brother of Domhnall) and Damien Molony star as the two mercs, who "ride a wave of pitch-black camaraderie as they travel through the desert night on their way to carry out" their job. Sofia Boutella (also starring in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond) plays the woman who is being kidnapped. It's rare to see a film that provides some empathy for mercenaries, but this looks like it is quite unique. Worth checking out. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Simon Dixon's Tiger Raid, direct from YouTube: Tells the story of two mercenaries, »
- Alex Billington
Bankside secures key deal following Tribeca world premiere.
Bankside Films closed the deal on the film, which received its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival and will have its UK premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 25.
The film centres on two cold-blooded mercenaries, played by Brian Gleeson and Damien Molony, who are on a mission in Iraq to kidnap a woman, played by Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service). But her abduction leads to complications and betrayal.
The deal was »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Altitude Film Distribution has acquired U.K. and Ireland rights to Simon Dixon’s “Tiger Raid,” following its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last month. Bankside Films is handling international rights.
Bankside describes the film, which will receive its U.K. premiere next month at the Edinburgh Film Festival, as a “tense and visceral thriller.” It tells the story of Joe and Paddy, members of a private security crew working in the Middle East.
“They have been assigned to kidnap the daughter of a powerful man as part of a major robbery — a Tiger Raid,” Bankside says. “Joe, the older of the two, carries a brutal and unrepentant view of the world, defined by fear and adoration of their invisible but omnipresent boss. Paddy is younger and recklessly ambitious, hungry to progress through the ranks of the crew.
“Neither man trusts the other as they tell half-truths and »
- Leo Barraclough
Will Clarke’s Altitude Film Distribution has acquired UK and Ireland rights to Simon Dixon’s Tiger Raid. Bankside is handling international sales. The film, which stars Brian Gleeson (Assassin's Creed), Damien Molony (Kill Your Friends) and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: Secret Service), tells the story of Joe and Paddy, members of a private security crew working in the Middle East. They have been assigned to kidnap the daughter of a powerful man as part of a major robbery – a… »
Exclusive: The Hobbit star to topline zombie thriller from The Babadook producer; Bankside launches sales.
Bankside is launching international sales on the project in Cannes and has pre-sold UK rights to Icon Film Distribution, which had success at the local box office with The Babadook. Umbrella Entertainment will release in Australia/New Zealand.
The feature is based on Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling’s short of the same name, which clocked more than 10 million views on YouTube. Howling will direct with fellow first-time feature director Ramke, who has also written the script.
Freeman, who stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in hit BBC series Sherlock, will play a father who, stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic and, infected himself, desperately seeks a new home for his infant child and a means to protect her from »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Since it was first announced, I've been excited for the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie. An adaptation of the best selling and long running Ubisoft video game, the franchise is now running on nine official entries with another near dozen supporting titles, the real attraction to the project, besides the interesting set-up, is the cast and crew.
Directed by Justin Kurzel of The Snowtown Murders and Macbeth fame, and re-teaming the powerhouse acting duo of Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender, the movie also stars Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Kenneth Williams and Brian Gleeson. Some heavy hitters here and one has to assume that to get Kurzel, Fassbender and Cotillard together for back-to-back projects, this script had to show promise.
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On the 100th anniversary of the Easter uprising in Ireland, Sundance TV debuts the miniseries “Rebellion,” which may only be of interest to students of Irish history. Even those viewers of this period piece should be prepared to have their patience tested.
“Rebellion,” which is set in 1916 in Dublin, only fitfully supplies a sense of excitement and momentum, and it regularly fails to provide meaningful context for the actions of Irish patriots hoping to free the nation from British rule during World War 1. “Rebellion” clearly aims to create a wide array of viewpoints on this tense period in Irish history, but manages to sabotage itself regularly with questionable pacing and an ungainly bunch of under-developed characters.
There is a slightly heavier focus on a few characters like Elizabeth Butler (Charlie Murphy), a rich young woman who sympathizes with the rebels, and Jimmy Mahon (Brian Gleeson), a socialist leader in the Irish Citizens Army. »
- Maureen Ryan
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SundanceTV and the Irish Consulate of New York are partnering to present the Us premiere of the Rebellion TV series. Rebellion is described as "an epic story" based on the 1916 Easter Rising. Rebellion will premiere on its 100th anniversary this year, as part of the New York Irish Consulate’s “Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.”
Rebellion kicks off on SundanceTV, Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 8:00pm and continues its three-night run on Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26 at 9:00pm. Rebellion stars: Brian Gleeson, Charlie Murphy, Michelle Fairley, Ruth Bradley, and Sarah Greene. Executive producing the series are writer Colin Teevan, Rob Pursey, Jane Gogan, David Crean, and Clare Alan.
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Tiger Raid is a grimy hour-and-twenty minutes of cut-throat, iron-sighted tension, until a vacuous ending drops all its subplots at once – like a juggler who raises his hands mid-act and declares “Done!” We’re drenched in the sinful hellishness of war, and dragged through a game of wits between two mercenaries who are constantly testing each other’s boundaries. Simon Dixon’s feature debut grabs our attention with morally ambiguous proclamations, but squanders unpaid debts on a finale that hurriedly explains a string of MacGuffins with the grace of The Incredible Hulk. Frantic psychological thrills sizzle under the Middle East’s vicious heat lamp, but Dixon simply runs out of gas a few miles too soon.
Brian Gleeson and Damien Molony star as Joe and Paddy, two guns for hire who are carrying out a hush-hush kidnapping mission. Their boss, Dave, arranges for ransoms once his solider teams secure their hostage, »
- Matt Donato
Domhnall Gleeson and Michelle Pfeiffer are set to join Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in the new and currently untitled film from acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky that's set up at Paramount Pictures.
The story follows a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. The tone is completely unknown at this point, meaning the film could run the gamut from being either a talky dark comedy like "Carnage" to a disturbing and even gory home invasion film.
Ed Harris and Brian Gleeson also star in the project which will shoot this spring for a 2017 release. Aronofsky is set to write, direct and produce through his own Protozoa Pictures along with Scott Franklin and Ari Handel.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Darren Aronofsky is on board to direct from his own script, which centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home and disrupt their tranquil existence.
Domnhall Gleeson is best known for appearing as Bill Weasley in the final two “Harry Potter” films and as the villainous General Hux in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The Irish actor also appeared in three other notable 2015 releases — “Ex Machina,” “The Revenant” and “Brooklyn” — and has joined Netflix’s “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” about the founding of National Lampoon.
Pfeiffer starred with Robert De Niro in »
- Dave McNary
Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson and Ed Harris are in negotiations to join Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in Darren Aronofsky‘s untitled drama at Paramount, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Gleeson’s brother, Brian Gleeson, is also in talks to join the cast, according to an insider. Aronofsky wrote the script, which follows a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests come to their home and disrupt their lives. Also Read: See Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer in First Look of HBO's Bernie Madoff Biopic (Photo) Aronofsky is producing under his Protozoa Pictures banner along with partners Scott Franklin and. »
- Jeff Sneider
Following up Noah, Darren Aronofsky is headed back to more modest-sized territory and getting back in business with Paramount. While we still don’t have a title for his next feature, we do know that Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem are leading the domestic drama, and ahead of a 2017 release, more casting has arrived.
THR reports that Domhnall Gleeson, his brother Brian Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris are all in talks to join the film, which “centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.” While we recently floated the idea that he was inspired by Michael Haneke for a Funny Games-esque drama, we could certainly see that dynamic play out with this new casting.
Since no character details are being provided, in our imagined scenario, the couples played by Pfeiffer & Harris and Lawrence & Bardem get terrorized by two menacing brothers. »
- Jordan Raup
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Get your Irish up. Check out these photos from SundanceTV's Rebellion TV series. Rebellion premieres 100 years after the historical Easter Uprising -- Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 9:00pm Et/Pt. The three night mini-series will air consecutive evenings, with the series finale airing Thursday, April 26.
In Rebellion, the Irish nationalism movement is shown from the perspective of three women and their families, lovers, and friends from Belfast, Dublin, and London. The cast includes Brian Gleeson, Charlie Murphy, Michelle Fairley, Ruth Bradley, and Sarah Greene. Executive producing the series are writer Colin Teevan, Rob Pursey, Jane Gogan, David Crean, and Clare Alan.
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Cannes — The Irish Film and Television Academy has revealed its Rising Star Award nominees, who are writer-directors Rebecca Daly, Alex Fegan and Stephen Fingleton, and actor Barry Ward. The winner will be announced at the Ifta Film and Drama Awards ceremony on April 9.
The award, sponsored by the Irish Film Board, puts a spotlight on Irish professionals who have “not only honed their crafts in the formative years of their career, but who have also excelled in their respective fields.” Previous recipients include Saoirse Ronan, Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, John Michael McDonagh and Jamie Dornan.
Daly made her feature debut “The Other Side of Sleep,” written with Glenn Montgomery and starring Antonia Campbell-Hughes, in 2011. The film was selected for the Cannes Résidence du Festival and premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.
- Leo Barraclough
Exclusive: Here’s a look at a gripping scene from Tiger Raid, an action thriller that will have its world premiere Sunday in the Midnight section at at Tribeca. It stars Brian Gleeson and Damien Molony as mercenaries traveling through the Iraq desert to carry out a kidnapping. They have forged a strong bond, but past misdeeds threaten to rip it all apart. And now one has his sights trained on the other as he gets troubling orders from his superiors. First-timer Simon… »
One of the most horrific and entertaining sections screening at the Tff is the over the top in every bloody fantastic sense of the word, Midnight section. From a frightful reimagining of our favourite holidays that extends to a Vr Christmas segment to scary movie fantasies and self-help cult buddies, this is the thrill ride you Do Not want to miss.
Here are the six films screening in Midnight:
Vincent Masciale (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative
In this referential horror-comedy thriller, horror junkie Joe Foster gets to live out his ultimate scary movie fantasy courtesy of Fear Inc., a company that specialises in giving you the fright of your life. But as lines blur between what is and is not part of the game, Joe’s dream comes true begins to look more like a nightmare. »
- Sacha Hall
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