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Pusher Review (Four out of Five stars). Coyle thrills in edgy film

26 October 2012 4:32 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Director Luis Prieto reboots cult classic Pusher with plenty of gritty style and criminal thrills. Richard Coyle steps in Mads Mikkelsen’s shoes in edgy, thrilling Pusher The thin, blood red line director Luis Prieto walks with Pusher, hishigh-energy, English-language remake of Nicholas Winding Refn’s 1996 Danish movie, is to please fans of the original while exciting new moviegoers with his updated spin on the tale of a drug dealer fighting for his life. This time, British actor Richard Coyle steps into the role made famous by Mads Mikkelsen, playing Frank, a low-rung, London drug dealer trying to fix a deal gone bad to make good with his angry supplier Milo (Zlatko Buric from the original Pusher trilogy). Luis Prieto, who won the Best Narrative award for his film Bamboleho at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival, brings edgy thrills and neon beauty to the crime tale. »

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Pusher Review (Four out of Five stars). Coyle thrills in edgy film

26 October 2012 4:32 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Director Luis Prieto reboots cult classic Pusher with plenty of gritty style and criminal thrills. Richard Coyle steps in Mads Mikkelsen’s shoes in edgy, thrilling Pusher The thin, blood red line director Luis Prieto walks with Pusher, hishigh-energy, English-language remake of Nicholas Winding Refn’s 1996 Danish movie, is to please fans of the original while exciting new moviegoers with his updated spin on the tale of a drug dealer fighting for his life. This time, British actor Richard Coyle steps into the role made famous by Mads Mikkelsen, playing Frank, a low-rung, London drug dealer trying to fix a deal gone bad to make good with his angry supplier Milo (Zlatko Buric from the original Pusher trilogy). Luis Prieto, who won the Best Narrative award for his film Bamboleho at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival, brings edgy thrills and neon beauty to the crime tale. »

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Weinsteins Buy ‘Pusher’ Remake; Samuel Goldwyn Putting Up ‘Illusion’; ‘Giant Mechanical Man’ Goes to Tribeca

11 February 2012 6:00 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Nicolas Winding Refn became a real commodity real fast, though his immense talent as a filmmaker more than explains a) why this happened and b) why we care. He does, however, have his name on one project that we haven’t paid much attention to: the British remake of his debut, 1996′s gritty crime film Pusher. Directed by Luis Prieto and executive produced by the original creator himself, Pusher follows the same story as its original, wherein a drug dealer has to pay back a kingpin after screwing up a job. This time, in England.

Production wrapped sometime in the last month, and Deadline reports that The Weinstein Company has — through their new outlet, Radius — picked up American rights to the picture. And, in a somewhat poetic turn, the acquisition was partially made by Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, who ran Magnolia when the studio put out Winding Refn‘s »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Upstart Shingle Radius Acquires Redo Rights To Nic Refn’s ‘Pusher’: Berlin

9 February 2012 3:52 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Weinstein Co Names New Shingle Radius, Acquires Sundance Comedy ‘Bachelorette’ This is the second deal for Tom Quinn and Jason Janego’s Radius after they acquired the Sundance comedy Bachelorette. Here they will release the remake of Pusher, the 1996 debut film by Drive helmer Nicolas Winding Refn. The film’s about a London drug pusher grows increasingly desperate over the course of a week after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord. New York, NY, February 9, 2012 – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that its new label, Radius-twc, has acquired from Gaumont the U.S. and Caribbean basin distribution rights to Pusher, an English-language remake of the 1996 cult hit directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) and written by Refn and Jens Dahl. Refn was closely involved in the production of the remake, which is directed by award-winning young filmmaker Luis Prieto (Bamboleho) and written by Matthew Read. »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Weinstein Picks Up Pusher Remake

9 February 2012 1:02 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Film execs Tom Quinn and Jason Janego introduced Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn’s Danish crime movies the Pusher trilogy to U.S. audiences while based at Magnolia Pictures. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Quinn and Janego returned to the Pusher franchise a second time buying the U.S. and Caribbean rights to an English-language remake of Pusher for their new VOD label, Radius-twc at The Weinstein Co. Luis Prieto, who won the Best Narrative award for his film Bamboleho at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival, directed the Pusher remake with original director Refn on-board as an executive producer. Matthew Read wrote the script based on the original movie with Richard Coyle, Agyness Deyn, Bronson Webb, Mem Ferda and Zlatko Buric in the cast. »

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Weinstein Picks Up Pusher Remake

9 February 2012 1:02 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Film execs Tom Quinn and Jason Janego introduced Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn’s Danish crime movies the Pusher trilogy to U.S. audiences while based at Magnolia Pictures. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Quinn and Janego returned to the Pusher franchise a second time buying the U.S. and Caribbean rights to an English-language remake of Pusher for their new VOD label, Radius-twc at The Weinstein Co. Luis Prieto, who won the Best Narrative award for his film Bamboleho at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival, directed the Pusher remake with original director Refn on-board as an executive producer. Matthew Read wrote the script based on the original movie with Richard Coyle, Agyness Deyn, Bronson Webb, Mem Ferda and Zlatko Buric in the cast. »

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Weinstein Picks Up Pusher Remake

9 February 2012 1:02 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Film execs Tom Quinn and Jason Janego introduced Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn’s Danish crime movies the Pusher trilogy to U.S. audiences while based at Magnolia Pictures. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Quinn and Janego returned to the Pusher franchise a second time buying the U.S. and Caribbean rights to an English-language remake of Pusher for their new VOD label, Radius-twc at The Weinstein Co. Luis Prieto, who won the Best Narrative award for his film Bamboleho at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival, directed the Pusher remake with original director Refn on-board as an executive producer. Matthew Read wrote the script based on the original movie with Richard Coyle, Agyness Deyn, Bronson Webb, Mem Ferda and Zlatko Buric in the cast. »

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