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After 11 days of celebrating magnificent and electric movies, the 24th Annual St. Louis International Film Festival (Sliff) concluded on Sunday evening. At the closing ceremony the International Alliance of Women Film Journalists (Awfj) presented awards to two women filmmakers. Cate Marquis (St. Louis Jewish Light) and myself were on hand to announce our winners – chosen by a panel of Awfj members.
Actress Lucie Borleteau makes her feature directing debut with this insightful study of a woman situated in an almost exclusively male milieu. Sailor Alice (Ariane Labed) joins the freighter Fidelio as a replacement engineer, soon discovering that the captain, Gaël (Melvil Poupaud), is a man with whom she was once romantically involved. Though she leaves behind a fiancé on land (Anders Danielsen Lie, »
- Michelle McCue
Ever since production started on Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft's head of content Azaïzia Aymar has been providing intriguing photos from the set of this highly-anticipated video game adaptation. Last week, he gave us a look at Michael Fassbender's costume, although the star was facing away from the camera so we couldn't see his face. Earlier today, Azaïzia Aymar posted new photos on his Twitter page, revealing two ancient Templar swords, which are in a display case at Abstergo Industries. The second photo is a close up of the pommel on one sword, which features the depiction of a famous Templar knight. Here's what Azaïzia Aymar had to say on his Twitter page earlier today.
"Look at what I found on #assassinscreedmovie set! Those Abstergo guys just love Templars! Time for a close up! Who is the man on the pommel? #assassinscreedmovie #truetemplarwouldknow"
He later confirmed that the »
Production has been under way on the highly-anticipated video game adaptation Assassin's Creed since mid-September. We've already seen our first look at Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch, along with set photos that tease Abstergo Industries' involvement in the story. Unfortunately, we haven't seen any set photos with Michael Fassbender in action. But today, the actor's production company Dmc Film released a seemingly innocuous photo that teases a new detail about this mysterious character.
While we can't see the actor's face, Michael Fassbender is seen in costume as Callum Lynch, looking at a sign that reads "Progress requires sacrifice." If you look closely, though, you can see three marks on the back of his neck, that form a triangle. One Twitter user, Mike Wagner, reached out to Assassin's Creed Head of Content Azaïzia Aymar, theorizing that the marks may either be from the "Animus," or "he's doing that burning cup thing. »
Filming is continuing right now in Vancouver on "Assassin's Creed," the long-awaited film adaptation of the popular video game series and a new photo of the film's star Michael Fassbender has gone online courtesy of the Twitter account of Fassbender's Dmc Film production banner.
The scene shows Fassy's character Callum Lynch during a scene set in present day and the actor is sporting some dark marks on the back of his next in the scene which looks like it's a part of the Abstergo Industries setting for part of the film. In the film, the character uses a machine to revisit the past life of his ancestor - in this case a 15th century Spanish assassin.
Michael showing that progress really does require sacrifice. »
- Garth Franklin
Even on the eve of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate‘s global release – check out our thoughts of the Victorian adventure here – there’s no question that Ubisoft has major plans for the future of the clandestine franchise, which has quickly become one of the most lucrative and powerful series in the video game industry. How and ever, if Michael Fassbender has his way, that success won’t be limited to one medium.
He’ll head up Ubisoft Motion Pictures upcoming Assassin’s Creed adaptation as Callum Lynch, an everyday man from the modern era who discovers he has deep, familial ties to some of history’s greatest killers. Unlocking his past by way of the Animus machine, Fassbender’s lead is able to revisit various time periods gone by, with the feature film said to focus on 15th century Spain. But such technology naturally opens the door to a myriad of creative possibilities, »
- Michael Briers
The Lobster, 2015.
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen, Ariane Labed, Angeliki Papoulia, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, Michael Smiley, Ben Whishaw and Roger Ashton-Griffiths
In a dystopian hotel, recently-separated David (Colin Farrell) has 45 days to find a partner, before he turns into a lobster.
To any other species, humans are funny creatures. The Lobster takes our awkward relationships and places them under scrutiny. Yorgos Lanthimos’s third film, following Dogtooth and Alps, initially forces you to choose between a life of companionship or on-the-run singleness. The strange hotel that gives the opportunity to partner up sets up a surreal narrative, and we view the entire enterprise with comedic suspicion. With its farcical rules and awkward characters, they are aliens to us. But what burrows deep within the film is a self-awareness that connects to all our lives. Our own partnering »
- Simon Columb
Assassin's Creed is a ridiculously successful gaming franchise. Now it wants to be a ridiculously successful film franchise, following in the, um, total absence of any successful game-to-movie adaptations before it.
Sure, there was the Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider "series", but game studio Ubisoft and film studio 20th Century Fox are aiming a bit bigger than that, as the following details prove beyond a shadow of a doubt...
When's it out?
Assassin's Creed (the movie) hits multiplexes on December 21, 2016. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, the latest Assassin's Creed game, comes out on October 23 - don't get the two confused, or you'll have a very disappointing trip to the cinema.
The production kicked off late on August 31, 2015, with locations including Malta, London and Spain and the shoot lasting well into October. With a very secretive set - as you'd expect, considering the intense media attention - there have been no leaked photos or paparazzi shots as yet. »
The BFI London Film Festival is in full swing and a lot of great films from the festival circuit earlier in the year, like “Carol,” and “High-Rise” are getting a second or third wind. One of those pictures is Yorgos Lanthimos’ strange, but insightful sci-fi romance movie “The Lobster” — a film about a dystopian future where single people are forced to pair up into relationships and if they fail, are turned into the animal of their choice. It’s a hilariously deadpan and odd film, but it’s a interesting examination of the absurd notion of coupledom, why society forces us to mate, loneliness and much more (read our review) Read More: Watch: The Amazing First Trailer For Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster' The movie has a star-studded cast that includes Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux, John C. Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed, »
- Edward Davis
The long-awaited film adaptation of the video game series "Assassin's Creed" is finally becoming a reality and today the first set photos from the project have gone online.
Ubisoft's head of content Azaizia Aymar paid a visit to the film's set in Malta where shooting has been underway for just over a month. Though the production has to be kept under wraps, Aymar was able to take some snaps on set showing off some present day set sequences.
Specifically he snapped a look at the Abstergo Industries logo along with posing alongside director Justin Kurzel on set. In the games, Abstergo is a multinational front for the modern Templar Order. The film will be set within the video game world, but it will tell a quite different story.
- Garth Franklin
Ubisoft's highly-anticipated video game adaptation Assassin's Creed has been filming in Malta for just over a month, but, unlike many productions, we haven't seen too many photos from the set thus far. That all changed today when Ubisoft's head of content Azaïzia Aymar paid a visit to the set and shared the first photos from his Twitter account. Unfortunately, we don't get a glimpse at star Michael Fassbender or any of the other Assassin's Creed cast members in action, but we do get our first look at the Abstergo Industries logo, along with director Justin Kurzel.
In the Assassin's Creed video game, Abstergo Industries is a multinational corporate conglomerate, which also serves as the primary front for the modern day activities of the Templar Order. It isn't known exactly how Abstergo will fit into this video game adaptation, but at least now we know the corporation will be present. »
Video game adaptations have always struggled at the box office, a point which can be proven by the dreadful box office performance of Hitman: Agent 47, which has only taken in $22.4 million since opening in late August. There has only been one video game adaptation to earn more than $100 million domestically, 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ($131.1 million), but Ubisoft has high hopes of turning the genre around with Assassin's Creed, set to hit theaters on December 21, 2016. With production already under way, Ubisoft Motion Pictures president Jean-Julien Baronnet revealed in a new interview with Premiere that star Michael Fassbender signed on very quickly, while comparing the project to both Batman Begins and Blade Runner.
"[Michael Fassbender] accepted very quickly. And he was the only actor which we thought was obvious. So we started with the actor, which is incongruous. Even more incongruous, he engaged us with nothing. There was no script, no studio or anything. »
Dreams! Visions! Madness!: Maddin & Johnson’s Extravagant Symphony of Silent Cinema Fantasia
Those familiar with the works of auteur Guy Maddin, sometimes referred to as the Canadian David Lynch, know to expect strange hybrids of silence film techniques mixed with zany weirdness that often reflect delightfully perverse and sometimes queer dynamics mixed in with its dashes of visual inventiveness and extreme narrative playfulness. While he still creates a healthy amount of short film projects and is involved with other installations in-between feature films, including several notable unions with actress Isabella Rossellini, who has starred in The Saddest Music in the World (2003), Keyhole (2011) and as narrator of the brilliant Brand Upon the Brain! (2006), his latest has been in gestation over a period of several years, at one point known as Seances and Spiritismes, and it was uncertain whether this would ever be a theatrical release. Known finally as The Forbidden Room, »
- Nicholas Bell
Michael Fassbender in Assassin’s Creed movie
Jeremy Irons and Brendon Gleeson have joined the cast of the in-production Assassin’s Creed film, which is being led by Michael Fassbender. Deadline report the news of the two acting talents’ additions to the cast.
We don’t know who the two are playing in the film as yet, but with the likes of Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ariane Labed and these two appearing in the movie version of the video game, we’re in for a treat.
The Assassin’s Creed movie will be released in December of next year.
The post Jeremy Irons and Brendon Gleeson join the Assassin’s Creed film appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
There's some heavyweight talent aboard the Assassin's Creed film, that remains scheduled for release at the end of next year.
Based on the UbiSoft videogames, the movie is being headlined by Michael Fassbender, and already confirmed as part of the supporting cast are Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams and Ariane Labed.
Now comes the news that both Jeremy Irons and Brendon Gleeson are signing up for roles in the new movie. What those roles are? That's a good question, to which we don't have the answer at this stage.
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It’s father’s day for console game adaptation Assassin’s Creed. Which is to say that Brendan Gleeson and Jeremy Irons have jumped aboard the film to play a pair of dads.Macbeth director Justin Kurzel has his Bard starring pair Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard back for this one, which writers Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Michael Lesslie have adapted from the high-selling UbiSoft title. Fassbender is starring as an everyman kidnapped by a mysterious, high-tech organisation and forced to relive the memories of his assassin ancestors as he locates powerful artefacts. Gleeson is Fassbender’s father while Irons plays Cotillard’s pop.They join a cast that already includes Michael Kenneth Williams, Ariane Labed, Carlos Bardem, Javier Gutiérrez and Denis Ménochet, with Kurzel currently cranking the cameras ready for a December 30, 2016 release.Gleeson, most recently seen Stonehearst Asylum, will next crop up in Suffragette, out October 12 and »
With production already under way on Assassin's Creed, the cast is starting to fill out even more, with Brendan Gleeson and Jeremy Irons signing on to star. Brendan Gleeson has come aboard to play the father of Marion Cotillard's character, with Jeremy Irons playing the father of Michael Fassbender's Callum Lynch. They join a cast that also includes Ariane Labed, Michael K. Williams, Carlos Bardem and Denis Menochet.
The story is about a revolutionary technology that unlocks genetic memories. Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Fans got their first look at Michael Fassbender's Callum Lynch back in August with the first official photo.
Justin Kurzel is directing »
Assassin’s Creed is assembling a murderer’s row of big-name talents. The latest stars to board Justin Kurzel‘s video game adaptation are Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson, joining Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Ariane Labed. Get details on the Assassins Creed Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson casting after the jump. Deadline broke news of […]
- Angie Han
The cast of Justin Kurzel’s (Macbeth) Assassin’s Creed continues to get more and more impressive, with Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow) and Jeremy Irons (Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice) acting as the latest additions to the video game adaptation.
As the movie is set in the same world as the Assassin’s Creed video games rather than a live-action retelling of one of them, plot details are currently scarce. We do, however, know who the two aforementioned actors will be playing. Gleeson has been cast as the father of Michael Fassbender’s character, while Irons plays the father of Marion Cotillard’s character.
In Assassin’s Creed, Lynch (Fassbender) discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills, he’s poised »
- Josh Wilding
The cast of New Regency and Fox's big screen take on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed just got a lot more star-studded, as veteran actors Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson have signed on to star in the movie, which is set to begin shooting next week. According to Deadline, Irons will be playing Cotillard’s character's father, while Gleeson will portray Fassbender’s - though no additional information about their roles is given. The story follows Callum Lynch, who "attains the skills of a master assassin after finding out that he is a descendant of a master assassin who was part of a secret society of professional killers". Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth)will direct, and the film also stars Michael Kenneth Williams and Ariane Labed. Assassin's Creed slices its way into theaters on December 21, 2016. »
Ariane Labed plays an comely engineer onboard a container ship, navigating men as she goes in a slightly preposterous love triangle
Here’s a sexy film of enormous sexiness set in the sexy world of, erm, container ships. Ariane Labed plays Alice, an engineer on a freighter ironically named the Fidelio. She wears blue overalls and is sometimes fetchingly smudged with engine-y oil on her face. Alice has a boyfriend when ashore: a Norwegian graphic novel artist Felix (Anders Danielsen Lie). But onboard she’s having an affair with her captain and old flame Gaël (Melvil Poupaud) and also boinking a Romanian crew-member called Vali (Bogdan Zamfir). When not working or indeed shagging, Alice is reading the thoughtful diary of a engineer who died of a heart attack on board, a death that the captain is oddly covering up, pretending it was a man-overboard-type accident, for reasons never properly explained. »
- Peter Bradshaw
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