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London — Mark Webber (“Green Room”), Rachel Hurd-Wood (“An American Haunting”) and Lorant Deutsch (“The Visitors: Bastille Day”) have signed on to star in chiller “Labirintus,” which is directed by “The Howling” and “Gremlins” helmer Joe Dante. Goldcrest Films is handling international sales.
“Labirintus” tells the story of a paranormal investigator (Webber), psychiatric researcher (Hurd-Wood) and engineer (Deutsch) who join forces to explore an abandoned subterranean Soviet research facility, hidden within the dark twisting catacombs beneath Buda Castle. When supernatural forces confound and torment the group they begin to question their own sanity. To escape they must quash their fears and lead their team to find and destroy the dark heart of the maze.
Written by Alan Campbell, “Labirintus” is produced by Fabrice Lambot of France’s Metaluna Prods., Lucy Mukerjee-Brown of Mukerjee-Brown Prods., Elizabeth Stanley of Elizabeth Stanley Pictures and Jean-Charles Levy of Forecast Pictures. Nick Quested and Pascal Degove, »
- Leo Barraclough
Niall Johnson is directing the New Zealand-set period adventure film.
Set during the country’s gold rush of the 1860s, Eve will play an upper class British woman searching for her kidnapped child in a perilous wilderness inhabited by ex-cons, with Davenport playing her romantic charge.
Also starring are Richard O’Brien (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Graham McTavish (The Hobbit trilogy), Ariadna Cabrol (Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer), Gillian MacGregor (A Lonely Place To Die) and Cohen Holloway (What We Do In The Shadows).
Alan Rickman, veteran actor and beloved for his performance in the "Harry Potter" franchise as the chilly villain Severus Snape, died today at 69. His roles, from "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" to "Love Actually" to "Die Hard," display his vast range; though he excelled at embodying nefarious characters, Rickman was a renaissance actor. Today, Hollywood mourns the loss of a legend. His "Harry Potter" co-stars and other celebrities took to social media to express their grief. "Harry Potter" FamilyCelebritiesREAD More: Remembering Alan Rickman: 9 Essential Performances Now Streaming Online »
- Emily Buder
A Hologram for a King
Director: Tom Tykwer
Writer: Tom Tykwer
Primarily known for his famed 1998 title Run, Lola Run, which shot actress Franka Potente into international stardom, German director Tom Tykwer’s been involved with a variety of international co-productions since, each seeming to find a minor cult following, such as Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), The International (2009), and most infamously, Cloud Atlas (2012), which he co-directed with Andy and Lana Wachowski (however, we were most impressed with his less discussed return to Germany with 2010’s well performed Three). Now, Tykwer’s adapated David Eggar’s (screenwriter for Away We Go and Where the Wild Things Are) novel, A Hologram for a King, a political allegory set in an up-and-coming Saudi Arabian city. The comedy-drama tells the story of an American businessman who makes a last-ditch attempt to stave off bankruptcy and finally accomplish something big. He wants to »
- Nicholas Bell
4 items from 2016
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