Thunder Road (1958)
Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver opens Wednesday, June 28th. Baby (Ansel Elgort), is an innocent-looking getaway driver who gets hardened criminals from point A to point B, with daredevil flair and a personal soundtrack running through his head. That’s because he
On the eve of the election, Lady Gaga took the stage in North Carolina, addressing Clinton backers at a midnight rally.
“If we are true, true Americans, we must go from viewing his followers as our adversaries to viewing them as our allies. What does she say? What do we say? We are stronger together. And what I see in this remarkable woman is that she is ready to restore peace in this country.
Thunder Road optioned the graphic novel. J. P. Davis (“The Neighbor”) is writing. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (“The Huntsman: Winter’s War”) will direct.
“Naja” centers on a beautiful assassin, who is all the more deadly because she is unable to register pain. Her mercenary ways get upended after she finds herself targeted by contract killers. The story is said to be in the vein of action hits such as “Lucy,” “Le Femme Nikita,” and “John Wick.”
“Naja” was written by Jean-David Morvan and illustrated by Bengal. It was published in France by Dargaud, whose roster of properties includes “Valerian,” the graphic novel currently getting the big-screen treatment from Luc Besson. Magnetic Press published “Naja” in the U.S.
The deal was
The studio began offering a seven-minute preview of the first-person shooter game for the Htc Vive Vr headset on Thursday at New York Comic Con as part of the campaign for “John Wick: Chapter 2,” which opens on Feb. 10. The game will launch that month on the digital distribution platform Steam.
The preview is titled “John Wick Chronicles: An Eye for an Eye.” Lionsgate also announced that it’s offering pre-orders of the game along with the original “John Wick” as part of an exclusive U.S. bundle.
Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the original with David Leitch, is helming the sequel. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk is returning to produce.
Lionsgate began selling foreign markets for the sequel at Cannes. The original movie grossed $43 million domestically and
So says actress (and former dancer and, yes, that little bit of trivia will become very important very soon) Margaret Qualley of her turn in the Spike Jonze-directed short film-and-also-commercial for the company’s new fragrance Kenzo World. The latest snippet of cinematic expression from the fashion house is a short entitled “My Mutant Brain” that has been helmed by Jonze — and his stamps are all over the very funny, very energetic short — with Qualley starring as a charmingly bored young socialite who quite literally breaks free of the trappings of what looks to be a dreadfully boring event, all to dance her troubles away.
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Thriller 24 Hours To Live stars previously announced Ethan Hawke and China’s Xu Qing. CAA handles Us rights and Sierra/Affinity international sales.
Brian Smrz directs from a screenplay by Zachary Dean based on an original script from Ron Mita and Jim McClain and principal photography is underway in Cape Town, South Africa.
The story centres on an assassin who is given a chance at redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily when he dies on the job.
Fundamental Films is fully financing the project and Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road, Fundamental chairman Mark Gao and international president Gregory Ouanhon serve as producers
Jon Kuyper, Kent Kubena, Jonathan Fuhrman and Gary Glushon are the executive producers.
Fundamental and Thunder Road are also collaborating on Outlaws Inc., announced earlier this year. Fundamental is also the lead financier on [link
There is no dialogue in the two-minute clip that has surfaced online, just battle scenes that play to the sound of Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries.” (Something tells us Spielberg was not able to license the rights to the music.) Spielberg’s sister Anne Spielberg is the only person credited in the cast on IMDb, which states that the entire short is 40 minutes long.
Though the production value is exactly what one would expect from a teenage filmmaker, Spielberg’s eye for dramatic action scenes and swiftly-paced editing are apparent even at this young age. “Escape
Cartel Land director Matthew Heineman has been tapped to direct Charlize Theron-produced biopic Marie Colvin, about the eponymous Us war correspondent who died in 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict.
Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures is producing the prestige package with Theron’s Denver & Delilah Productions and What Maisie Knew executive-producer Marissa McMahon.
Screen understands that the production could get underway at the end of the year however there is still no official word on whether Theron will also take on the lead role in the film, something she has done on most films produced by Denver & Delilah to date, including Aileen Wuornos biopic Monster, for which Theron won an Oscar.
Script comes from Arash Amel (The Titan) and is based on Marie Brenner’s Vanity Fair article about Colvin’s revered life as a war correspondent
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Clarkson, Hammond and May co-presented the highly popular BBC series for more than a decade until their joint departure last year. This new venture continues in a similar vein, with the three hosts traveling the world and driving around in various exotic locales. Naming the show proved difficult, with “Gear Knob” being floated as a possible title before the three eventually settled on “The Grand Tour.”
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Little is known about the specific plot of Trigger Warning but, unsurprisingly, it is described in broad terms through comparison to well-known male-led movies. This is almost unavoidable, since the genre has historically been dominated by male-centric tales and so, Trigger Warning is characterised as a female Rambo: First Blood, with a dash of John Wick thrown in.
The significance of this project cannot be overstated. There has, for some time, been an increasingly vocal call for better female representation in leading roles in movies,
Last year's Sicario is set in the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, where an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is exposed to the brutal world of international drug trafficking by members of a government task force (Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro
Tilda Cobham-Hervey is joining Dev Patel and Armie Hammer in Hotel Mumbai, a film about the 2008 attacks on the Taj Mahal hotel.
The script was co-written by Hopscotch's John Collee (Happy Feet, Master and Commander) and South Australian Anthony Maras, who will direct.
The four-day siege on the hotel killed 160 people, with many more injured.
As first reported by THR, Basil Iwanyk is producing through his Thunder Road banner alongside Arclight's Gary Hamilton and Mike Gabrawy..
Andrew Ogilvie and Julie Ryan will also act as producers, with Kent Kubena and Jonathan Fuhrman executive producing.
Cobham-Hervey broke out in Sophie Hyde's 2013 feature 52 Tuesdays, and had a small role in Rosemary Myers' Girl Asleep, which premiered at Adelaide Film Fest last year before world premiering at the Berlinale.
She's repped by CAA and Australia's United Management.
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