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Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson play star-crossed lovers in The Space Between Us, a sci-fi romance which, shockingly, is not an adaptation of a novel by Nicholas Sparks or Stephenie Meyer. It's still full of the sort of contrivances that usually get explained away by some well-read fan as being faithful to the source material, but it comes from an original screenplay. However, when you realise that the screenplay was written by Allan Loeb, author of last year's feel-bad turkey Collateral Beauty, you might start to understand why it's utter nonsense.
In the not-too-distant future, 16-year-old Gardner Elliot (Butterfield) is the first human born on Mars. Raised by scientists and kept secret from the people of Earth by aerospace CEO Nathaniel Shepard (Gary Oldman), Gardner rails against his sheltered life and longs to »
Will Wernick will direct from a screenplay by Noah A.D. about a 30th birthday party in an escape room where participants must solve clues to get out of a locked room. The puzzles get harder and guests start to die.
“Escape Room is a well-crafted thriller that ticks all the boxes and is bound to satisfy genre fans everywhere,” said Voltage president of international sales John Fremes. Preferred Content represents Us rights.
In other Voltage news, the company will fully finance and co-produce with Bcdf Pictures the drama »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
This tale of interplanetary young love falls apart upon take-off with a storyline that offers no surprises and fetishises its protagonist’s debilitating illness
Here is a love story that quickly turns into an insufferable display of sucrose interplanetary Ya ickiness with the most guessable final twist of all time. It features a near-future space travel plot with an awful lot of corporate promotional branding from Nasa – like Ridley Scott’s The Martian but without that movie’s occasional sense of humour. There’s a persistent emo-fetishisation of illness, in the person of a teen visitor from Mars and his romantic infirmity. But it’s not so much The Man Who Fell to Earth as The Fault in Our Stars. Asa Butterfield steps up to his first adult lead as Gardner, whose astronaut mom died giving birth to him 16 years ago, en route to Mars. Since then, he’s been »
- Peter Bradshaw
Nicolas Chartier's Voltage Pictures has come on board to fully finance and co-produce the Maisie Williams- and Asa Butterfield-starrer Departures. The project, which also stars Nina Dobrev and Tyler Hoechlin, is being unveiled to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin this week. CAA is repping domestic rights. Voltage is co-producing the pic with Bcdf Pictures. Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra and Brian Keady will produce for Bcdf while Chartier and Alissa Phillips… »
Voltage Pictures is to fully finance and co-produce “Departures,” a drama featuring a teenager with a terminal illness who is helped by a geeky friend to gamely embark on a list of final things to do.
Production is by Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra, and Brian Keady for Bcdf and Nicolas Chartier and Alissa Phillips for Voltage. Voltage is handling international sales. U.S. rights are handled jointly by CAA and Voltage.
Asa Butterfield (“The Space Between Us”) stars alongside Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”,) with cast also including Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Flatliners”,) and Tyler Hoechlin (“Teen Wolf,” “Fifty Shades Freed”.)
Voltage is pitching the project as a sweet, uplifting tale in the vein of “The Fault in Our Stars. »
- Patrick Frater
Cady Coleman on ‘The Space Between Us,’ UFOs… by Uinterview Cady Coleman, former Nasa astronaut, served as advisor on the new film The Space Between Us. She reveals the details with with uInterview in this exclusive video interview. ‘The Space Between Us’ Interview The film is a romantic science-fiction film directed by Peter Chelsom, starring Asa Butterfield and […]
- Kate Chia
Author: Stefan Pape
Within the first 10 minutes of Peter Chelsom’s ambitious romantic sci-fi The Space Between Us, we learn that a small collective of astronauts are relocating to Mars to begin a new life for mankind. Then we find out the captain of the aircraft is pregnant. Then she has a baby, on Mars, and then she dies. This complex series of events is overwhelming, and happens before we’ve even had time to settle into our seats, and sadly, it’s a sign of things to come, as a convoluted endeavour that vies to fit far too much in to its already protracted running time.
Fast forward 16 years and the baby that was born is now a curious teenager called Gardner (Asa Butterfield), who has been denied a trip to Earth his entire life for his bones are too brittle to last the seven month journey. His birth »
- Stefan Pape
Author: Stefan Pape
Without wanting to make you feel old, Asa Butterfield is now 19 years of age, and in his latest endeavour, the sci-fi-rom-com The Space Between Us, he even indulges in an intimate, romantic narrative – and we discussed with the teenage actor about this new genre he’s now old enough to explore, when meeting him in London to mark the release of his latest production.
The film tells the story of a 16-year-old who is raised on Mars, secretly, before heading down to Earth for the very first time, where he meets up with Britt Robertson’s Tulsa. We asked the British actor where he’d want to visit first if coming to Earth for the first time, and what he loves most about our planet.
He also discusses with us what it’s like shooting in zero gravity, why he’d like to go to space in real life, »
- Stefan Pape
Brendon Connelly Feb 10, 2017
In UK cinemas this week is the extremely long-distance romance, The Space Between Us. This one stars Asa Butterfield as a Martian – a human being, in this case, born on Mars – who comes to Earth for the first time and gets into some scrapes alongside Britt Robertson as the girl he has been flirting with online. The film was directed by Peter Chelsom, of Hear My Voice and Funny Bones, and mixes its drama and comedy with a nice sense of scope and some sci-fi shenanigans.
Butterfield is one of the film's strongest assets, now about eight times the height he must have been during the production of Hugo and picking up acting experience at an amazing rate. I sat down with him to speak about the film, »
Most box office analysts predicted that Split would fail to win for a third weekend in a row, going up against Paramount's Rings and Stx Entertainment's The Space Between Us. A surprisingly small third frame decline and an underperforming crop of newcomers lead to Split winning for a third weekend in a row with $14.5 million. Its domestic total now stands at $98.7 million, with a worldwide haul of $142.7 million from just a $9 million budget.
Director M. Night Shyamalan's Split has already surpassed the totals for his last low-budget thriller, The Visit, which earned $65.2 million domestically and $98.4 million worldwide from just a $5 million budget in the fall of 2015. While it was a fairly close race, Rings came in a somewhat close second place with $13 million, debuting in 2,931 theaters for a middling $4,435 per-screen average, according to Box Office Mojo. Rings' debut failed to surpass both of its predecessors, with 2002's The Ring opening with $15 million, »
It was a squeaker, but Universal’s “Split” has edged past Paramount’s “Rings” to narrowly claim victory at the domestic box office. The low-budget thriller retained its first place position for the third consecutive weekend, earning $14.6 million. So far, “Split,” the story of a man with multiple personalities, has made $98.7 million stateside, while costing just $9 million, making it very profitable indeed. The film stars James McAvoy, was directed by “The Sixth Sense’s” M. Night Shyamalan, and produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, the maker of “Sinister” and “Paranormal Activity.”
“It’s a darn good movie,” said Nick Carpou, Universal’s domestic distribution chief. “It’s very satisfying for audiences. People seek out quality.”
It was a quiet weekend for Hollywood. After all, most of America’s attention has shifted away from the multiplexes to the coming battle between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. The »
- Brent Lang
Space – the final Ya-romance frontier. Having already used vampirism, lycanthropy, terminal diseases, time travel, dystopic futures and a televised to-the-death competition as obstacles to young love, the genre would seem to have nowhere left to go – at which point the makers of this sci-fi tearjerker looked to the cosmos and thought, "A-ha!" The fault is not in our stars, people. The fault is our stars.
While “Split” may well win its third straight weekend at the box office, Paramount’s newcomer “Rings” took the top slot on Friday with $5.6 million in earnings from 2,931 locations. “Split” followed closely behind with $4.8 million from 3,373 theaters. Both films should finish the sleepy Super Bowl weekend in the $13 to $14 million range.
“Split,” directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring James McAvoy, has performed very well for Universal, Blumhouse and Shyamalan, who self-financed the title for less than $10 million. After three weekends in release, the psychological thriller should be on the brink of $100 million domestically.
“Rings,” revives the franchise started by 2002’s “The Ring,” starring Naomi Watts, which was a remake of a 1998 Japanese horror film. It stars Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden and Bonnie Morgan. F. Javier Gutierrez directed “Rings,” and Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producers. The horror sequel, which has a $25 million price tag, »
- Seth Kelley
Take a bit of The Martian, throw in E. T. The Extra Terrestrial, add a touch of Starman, sprinkle it with Romeo And Juliet and a bit of The Fault In Our Stars and you have the recipe for The Space Between Us, a new sci-fi teen romance. The movie owes much to an engaging performance from Asa Butterfield (Hugo, The Boy In The Striped Pajamas) as teen-aged Gardner, who has grown up and lived his whole life on Mars. His mother, an astronaut, was part of a mission to the Red… »
Paramount’s opening weekend of “Rings” is creeping up on about $800,000 less with $12.7 million at 2,931 locations. Stx’s launch of teen sci-fi romance “The Space Between Us” looks to show little traction with $5 million at 2,812 screens, under-performing what were modest expectations.
Fox’s awards-season stalwart “Hidden Figures” — fresh from winning a SAG Award for best cast — is heading for a third-place finish at $10.3 million at 3,401 locations. That would mean a decline of only 27% from the previous session with the total U.S. box office hitting nearly $120 million by the end of Sunday.
Universal’s second weekend of Amblin’s doggie drama “A Dog’s Purpose” is chasing fourth place with $8.8 million at 3,178 screens, declining 52% from its opening frame — which was »
- Dave McNary
An Officer and a Gentleman, The Devil’s Advocate and Ray are just three of the movies in director Taylor Hackford’s illustrious career, although his one Oscar was for a short film he made much earlier in his career.
For Hackford’s latest movie, The Comedian, he directs Robert De Niro as Jackie Burke, a veteran comedian and star of a popular old TV sitcom, who is trying to find a new lease on life, which actually ends up with him being thrown in jail for assaulting a heckler. While doing community service, he meets Leslie Mann’s Harmony and he shares with her his love for stand-up, although her father (Harvey Keitel) doesn’t approve of the relationship.
If you ever wondered whether De Niro can do stand-up comedy, you get a lot of opportunities to see him performing mostly insult comedy ala Jeffrey Ross (who was involved »
- Edward Douglas
Men may be from Mars, but women are still from Earth in The Space Between Us, a movie that's part intergalactic rom-com, part road trip movie...and part science fiction film and thriller and melodrama. Maybe a few more. It's hard to keep count.
Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) is literally a Martian -- the first human baby born in Mar's first permanent colony, called East Texas. At 16, he's just as angsty as any teen -- albeit one experiencing puberty on a red rock hundreds of millions of miles away -- and after he falls for earthling Tulsa (Britt Robertson), no amount of space can keep them apart.
The Space Between Us, Rings, and the Flashback Film Fest top Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewThe Space Between Us, Rings, and the Flashback Film Fest top Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewTanner Zipchen2/3/2017 12:17:00 Pm
This weekend in theatres we have The Space Between Us, Rings, and the Flashback Film Fest is back with an incredible lineup of classics returning on the big screen!
The Space Between Us stars Asa Butterfield as the first and only child born on Mars, whose only interaction with Earth life is through a webcam. Upon finally travelling to Earth, he is determined to find both his father and the girl he knew through his computer. However, his Martian body can’t handle Earth’s gravity, so he literally risks his life to have a normal teenage Earth experience.
Rings is the next installment of The Ring franchise. Thirteen years after the horrid events from the original series, »
- Tanner Zipchen
Paramount’s horror movie “Rings” has opened with $800,000 in Thursday night preview showings at 2,155 North American locations. STX's sci-fi romance “The Space Between Us” took in a quiet $170,000 on Thursday night in its first showings.
Paramount is expanding “Rings” to 3,371 sites on Friday with muted expectations in the $10 million to $12 million range for the Super Bowl weekend as it battles the third weekend of Universal-Blumhouse’s sturdy “Split.” “The Space Between Us,” is looking at an even more muted debut of between $8 million to $10 million at 2,812 locations.
“Rings” is opening with a straight-forward pitch about an evil videotape — “First you watch it. Then you die.” Paramount is reviving the franchise 15 years after it launched “The Ring,” starring Naomi Watts in a remake of a 1998 Japanese horror film. “The Ring” was a major success with nearly $250 million in worldwide box office as was “The Ring Two” with $160 million in 2005.
- Dave McNary
Young teen girls who believe in sticky-sweet miracles may have an easy time sitting through the poorly-written and relentlessly mawkish The Space Between Us, but for many it will be hard to overlook the combination of cloying sentimentality and gaping plot holes. In 2018 astronaut Sarah Elliot (Janet Montgomery) departs on a mission to Mars overseen by wealthy scientist Nathaniel Shepherd (Gary Oldman) before she realizes she is pregnant (oops!). Shortly after landing on the Red Planet, she dies from complications related to childbirth. Her son Gardner (Asa Butterfield) thus grows up on Mars, reaching the age of 16 only having known only a handful of people in this space colony including Kendra (Carla Gugino), a scientist who looks after him and Centaur, a robot. Using the technology available, Gardner has connected via the internet with a sassy high school girl back on Earth named Tulsa (Britt Robertson) who lives with her »
- Tom Stockman
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