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Excerpt: Producer Sees New Opportunities for Independent Films in ‘Hope for Film’

29 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

I started using the phrase “a complete systems reboot” to describe what was needed for the film industry. Unless this happened, we were fated to stay mired in an outdated and unsustainable model. In the 1990s, two key tactics of independent producers were to make movies for underserved audiences and to differentiate ourselves in the marketplace. Independent film used to be a business of singles, not home runs — where a producer aimed for a million-dollar box office gross on a $200,000 spend. This approach allowed directors to experiment and take real risks in both form and content. And it worked because there were more newspaper film critics, arthouse theaters and foreign sales. But then “Pulp Fiction” exploded on the scene, and independent filmmaking became the business of profit margins rather than the underserved audience. You now had to make movies for everyone (be it “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Juno” or “Crouching Tiger, »

- Ted Hope

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‘Foxcatcher’ Teaser Trailer #3: Going for the Gold

28 August 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Those who are already familiar with the story of millionaire John du Pont and Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz will already know that upcoming biographical drama Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carell as the former and Channing Tatum as the latter, won’t be a happy-go-lucky kind of sports movie. Those who saw Carell’s name attached and were hoping for something along the lines of Cool Runnings should probably look elsewhere.

Carell is best known for his comedic roles in movies like The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Anchorman, but he’s also done his fair share of straight acting, perhaps most notably in the 2006 drama Little Miss Sunshine. In Foxcatcher Carell looks almost unrecognizable in the role of du Pont, and the film has already received a great deal of praise in early reviews.

The first teaser trailer for Foxcatcher had a distinctly foreboding tone and the second was even ...

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- H. Shaw-Williams

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Lionsgate Nabs Schwarzenegger Starrer ‘Maggie'; Oscilloscope Rocks With ‘Jingle Bell’ Docu

26 August 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

In a preemptive deal that knocked it out of the Toronto premieres line-up, Lionsgate has acquired North American rights to apocalyptic thiller Maggie. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator and Expendables franchises, Total Recall, Batman And Robin), Oscar-nominated Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Ender’s Game) and Joely Richardson (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Tudors, Nip/Tuck), Maggie tells the story of a deadly zombie virus that has put a plague on the world. When Maggie, a vivacious young woman becomes infected, her father brings her home to let her be with their family. As Maggie’s condition worsens, the relationship between father and daughter is tested. Henry Hobson is directing from the Black List script by John Scott 3. Bill Johnson and Ara Keshishian produced alongside Colin Bates, Joey Tufaro, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Matthew Baer and Schwarzenegger. Claudia Blumhuber and Jim Seibel are exec producers. Silver Reel and Gold Star Films »

- The Deadline Team

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A Tale of Fatherly Love and the Undead with Lionsgate's Maggie

26 August 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Lionsgate Entertainment has acquired distribution rights for the zombie thriller Maggie. This film was expected to premiere at the Toronto Int. Film Festival. However, this premiere date will be delayed. Instead, Maggie will be released later in 2015. This film, which is officially complete, involves a zombie virus, which infects a young woman; her father is powerless to save her. Fans will recognize several of the cast from the film, including Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Joely Richardson (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Laura Cayouette. A few more details on the film are below. Maggie is an emotional tale of family ties. A worldwide virus is reducing the populace to man-eating flesheaters. Also, a father's love is tested when his daughter becomes ill and Wade (Schwarzenegger) must decide if he can watch Maggie (Breslin) devolve into something less than human. A trailer is expected soon »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie ‘Maggie’ Releasing in Early 2015

26 August 2014 2:52 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

It kind of threw people for a loop when the first image of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the upcoming film Maggie first circulated the Interwebs. For those who weren’t aware of the project’s announcement or casting, the film stars Schwarzenegger (obvs) alongside Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) in a zombie movie that is decidedly different from something like Day of the Dead or even Zombieland (which Breslin also starred in).

Maggie uses the premise of the zompocalypse to tell a much more intimate, indie-style story about a girl named Maggie (Breslin) who is one of many people infected in the zombie outbreak. Knowing her impending doom is approaching, Maggie finds comfort at home on the family farm, in the ...

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- Kofi Outlaw

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Lionsgate Grabs Arnold Schwarzenegger and His Zombie Daughter Maggie

26 August 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Playing as part of the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival is the Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie film, Maggie, and right now we have the first Stateside distro news for you guys. Dig it!

From the Press Release

In a preemptive deal prior to the start of the Toronto International Film Festival, Lionsgate has acquired the North American distribution rights to the apocalyptic thriller Maggie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (the Terminator and Expendables franchises, Total Recall, Batman and Robin).

Academy Award-nominated Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Ender’s Game) and Joely Richardson (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the hit TV series "The Tudors" and "Nip/Tuck") co-star.

The announcement was made by Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President Steve Beeks and Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel, Co-Chairs of Lotus Entertainment, who produced and handled international sales.

The Black List script by John Scott 3 is directed by Henry Hobson. »

- Steve Barton

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Lionsgate Acquires Zombie Film ‘Maggie’, Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin

26 August 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Wade knows his daughter Maggie is succumbing to an infection that will inevitably turn her into a zombie, but he’s hoping his fervent love will keep her human for as long as possible. With its Tiff world premiere right around the corner, the zombie drama Maggie has been picked up by Lionsgate and will now forego playing at the festival, looking to debut instead via an early 2015 theatrical release.

The news of Maggie not playing at Tiff comes from The Hollywood Reporter. Lionsgate now holds the film’s North American distribution rights. We have the official press release with full details below (a big thanks to Collider for the press release!).

“A Midwestern farmer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) stays by the side of his beloved teenage daughter (Abigail Breslin) even as she slowly turns into a cannibalistic zombie, in this audacious, genre-bending debut feature from director Henry Hobson.”

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- Derek Anderson

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'Maggie' Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger Heads to Lionsgate

26 August 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In a preemptive deal prior to the start of the Toronto International Film Festival, Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, has acquired the North American distribution rights to the apocalyptic thriller Maggie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator and The Expendables franchises, Total Recall, Batman & Robin), Academy Award-nominated Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Ender's Game) and Joely Richardson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the hit TV series The Tudors and Nip/Tuck). The announcement was made by Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President Steve Beeks and Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel, Co-Chairs of Lotus Entertainment, who produced and handled international sales.

The Black List script by John Scott 3 is directed by Henry Hobson. Bill Johnson and Ara Keshishian produced alongside Colin Bates, Joey Tufaro, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Matthew Baer and Schwarzenegger. Claudia Blumhuber and Jim Seibel are executive producers. Silver Reel and Gold Star Films »

- MovieWeb

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Lionsgate Acquires Apocalyptic Zombie Thriller 'Maggie' Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

26 August 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In a preemptive deal prior to the start of the Toronto International Film Festival, Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, has acquired the North American distribution rights to the apocalyptic thriller Maggie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (the Terminator and Expendables franchises, Total RecallBatman and Robin), Academy Award-nominated Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Ender’s Game) and Joely Richardson (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the hit TV series The Tudors and Nip/Tuck).  The announcement was made by Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President Steve Beeks and Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel, Co-Chairs of Lotus Entertainment, who produced and handled international sales.

The Black List script by John Scott 3 is directed by Henry HobsonBill Johnson and Ara Keshishian produced alongside Colin Bates, Joey Tufaro, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Matthew Baer and Schwarzenegger.  Claudia Blumhuber and Jim Seibel are executive producers. Silver Reel and Gold Star Films »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie Maggie Acquired by Lionsgate for Early 2015 Release; Will Now Skip Tiff

26 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the more offbeat movies that was poised to premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival was Maggie, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a father who struggles to come to terms with the fact that his daughter (Abigail Breslin) is slowly becoming a zombie.  I say “was” because Lionsgate announced today that it has acquired distribution rights to the film and, per THR, will be pulling it out of Tiff.  Instead of debuting at the festival, the studio has set a Maggie release date for early 2015, though a specific theatrical bow has not yet been determined.  It's a bit of an odd move to pull the film out of Tiff, and not exactly a great sign if Lionsgate wants to control the flow of reviews for the pic. The Black List script was penned by John Scott 3 and directed by Henry Hobson, with Joely Richardson taking on »

- Adam Chitwood

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Lionsgate Acquires Distribution Rights to Apocalyptic Thriller Maggie – Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin

26 August 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In a preemptive deal prior to the start of the Toronto International Film Festival, Lionsgate has acquired the North American distribution rights to the apocalyptic thriller Maggie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (the Terminator and Expendables franchises, Total Recall, Batman and Robin), Academy Award-nominated Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Ender’s Game) and Joely Richardson (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the hit TV series The Tudors and Nip/Tuck).

The film tells the story of a deadly zombie virus that has put a plague on the world. When Maggie, a vivacious young woman becomes infected, her father brings her home to let her be with their family. As Maggie’s condition worsens, their relationship is tested, a father’s love holding on stronger than the disease. This heart-wrenching twist on the zombie apocalypse puts a human face on an inexplicable horror.

The announcement was made by Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and »

- Michelle McCue

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Are Vma Winners Daniels the Franchise Film Directors of Tomorrow?

25 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Last night, amidst the butts and the Feminism and the important message from Miley Cyrus, the VMAs bestowed its latest award for Best Direction to Daniels, aka Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, for helming the Lil Jon and DJ Snake music video for “Turn Down For What.” You didn’t miss that part of the show, because this category isn’t millennial-friendly enough for the telecast (nor was the one given to Oscar-nominated art director Anastasia Masaro), but somewhere in the night there were some Moonman statues given to a duo that might just be the franchise film directors of the future. In winning the award, Kwan and Scheinert follow in the footsteps of such notable directors as David Fincher (The Social Network), Spike Jonze (Her), Adam Yauch (Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That!), Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), Tarsem Singh (Mirror Mirror), Jake Scott (Welcome to the Rileys), Samuel Bayer (Nightmare on Elm Street), Steve Barron (the »

- Christopher Campbell

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7 Absurd Feel Good Movies That We Really Really Really Ridiculously Need Right Now

21 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

From Robin Williams’ suicide to James Foley to the shooting death of Mike Brown and the ongoing tension in Ferguson, Missouri, that it inspired, it’s been a really crappy month. The idea that there’s always something bad going on seems to have reached new heights, obliterating the Rule of Three and morphing social media into a daredevil experience – stay current if you dare. In times like these we need moments of recalibration, feel-good experiences that allow us a reprieve from the negative. As movie fiends, film is the perfect safe-haven, or so one would think. During the mess of drama this week I started Googling feel-good movie lists and was shocked to see how many required the viewer to feel bad before they felt good (if at all). Lists included the melancholic Little Miss Sunshine, Robin Williams’ own dark suicide comedy World’s Greatest Dad, the Holocaust drama Schindler’s List, and »

- Monika Bartyzel

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New Line Plans 'One Plus One' Adaptation

20 August 2014 4:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

New Line Cinema has acquired the rights to Jojo Moyes' new best-selling novel One Plus One for a feature adaptation, with the author set to write the screenplay adaptation herself.

The plot follows a single mother with two children, one who is constantly harassed by bullies at school, while the other is a math prodigy. When an amazing academic opportunity opens up on the other side of the country, the mother embarks on a road trip with her children, with the help of her eccentric billionaire employer.

The book was published in the U.K. in February before debuting in the U.S. last month, where it opened at the #11 spot on the New York Times best-sellers list. The story has been compared to cinematic hits such as Little Miss Sunshine, About a Boy and Bridget Jones's Diary.

The project doesn't have a director or producers attached at this time, »

- MovieWeb

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New Line Plans 'One Plus One' Adaptation

20 August 2014 4:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

New Line Cinema has acquired the rights to Jojo Moyes' new best-selling novel One Plus One for a feature adaptation, with the author set to write the screenplay adaptation herself.

The plot follows a single mother with two children, one who is constantly harassed by bullies at school, while the other is a math prodigy. When an amazing academic opportunity opens up on the other side of the country, the mother embarks on a road trip with her children, with the help of her eccentric billionaire employer.

The book was published in the U.K. in February before debuting in the U.S. last month, where it opened at the #11 spot on the New York Times best-sellers list. The story has been compared to cinematic hits such as Little Miss Sunshine, About a Boy and Bridget Jones's Diary.

The project doesn't have a director or producers attached at this time, »

- MovieWeb

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First Look at Arnold Schwarzenegger in Zombie Drama, Maggie

12 August 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

A zombie movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger could either be described as being a very fun or very dumb idea. However, Maggie looks like a very different type of zombie movie, and it should give The Expendables 3 and Terminator: Genesys star a chance to show off his serious side.

Maggie will see Schwarzenegger play a Midwestern farmer who cares for his teenage daughter (Zombieland and Little Miss Sunshine’s Abigail Breslin) as she slowly transforms into a zombie. Based on the images below, the movie will be a rather sombre outing, and it’s definitely an intriguing premise.

The images below (which you can see the full-size versions of by clicking on them) were released following the announcement that the movie will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Maggie also stars Joely Richardson, but there’s currently no word on a release date.

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- Josh Wilding

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First Look At Zombie Drama Maggie Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

12 August 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

“A Midwestern farmer stays by the side of his beloved teenage daughter even as she slowly turns into a cannibalistic zombie, in this daring, genre-bending debut feature.” Definitely a big departure for Arnie, so it'll be interesting to see how he fares. Maggie will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month (September 4 to 14) and also stars Abigail Breslin (Zombieland, Signs, Little Miss Sunshine) and Joely Richardson (Event Horizon, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). »

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New poster for stop motion animation The Boxtrolls

7 August 2014 11:48 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Focus Features has released a new poster for The Boxtrolls, the upcoming animated adaptation of Alan Snow’s fantasy adventure Here Be Monsters from Laika, the stop-motion specialists behind Coraline and ParaNorman…

The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are »

- Gary Collinson

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eOne secures Captain Fantastic

4 August 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Viggo Mortensen drama, directed by Matt Ross, adds cast including Steve Zahn, Kathryn Hahn, Missi Pyle and Erin Moriarty.

Entertainment One has secured the international rights to Captain Fantastic, the upcoming comedy-drama starring Viggo Mortensen, written and directed by Matt Ross. Wme Global represents Us rights.

eOne will handle sales of the film in all territories outside of the Us, as well as directly distribute Captain Fantastic in the UK, Canada and Australia/New Zealand.

It has also been revealed that Steve Zahn, Kathryn Hahn, Missi Pyle and Erin Moriarty have joined the film’s cast, which also features Frank Langella and rising stars George MacKay, Annalise Basso, Samantha Isler, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks and Charlie Shotwell.

Producers are Electric City Entertainment’s Lynette Howell and Jamie Patricof alongside ShivHans Pictures’ Shivani Rawat and Nimitt Mankad. Rawat is also financing the film via ShivHans Pictures. Executive producer is ShivHans’ Monica Levinson

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Kathryn Hahn, Missi Pyle, Steve Zahn, more join 'Captain Fantastic'

4 August 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Captain Fantastic, an upcoming comedy drama starring Viggo Mortensen, got some new cast members on Monday: Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club), Kathryn Hahn (Bad Words), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl), and Erin Moriarty (True Detective) are all set to co-star in the film, which Entertainment One acquired the international rights to on Monday.

Captain Fantastic follows a father (Mortensen) trying to teach his six kids the ways of the wilderness by immersing them into the forests of the Pacific Northwest. He himself struggles to adjust, however, when he’s forced out of the wilderness and into the real world. Frank Langella also co-stars. »

- Ariana Bacle

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