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The American Film Market kicks off Wednesday with a kind of cautious bullishness, following the relatively robust business at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival in September.
With 402 films scheduled to screen — including 321 market premieres and 75 world premieres — more than 8,000 buyers and industry professionals are expected to attend, including some 100 distributors, producers and executives repping more than 50 companies from the hot Chinese market.
With “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” opening in two weeks and successes from indie-financed titles like “2 Guns,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Now You See Me,” “Insidious Chapter 2” and “Olympus Has Fallen,” Afm, which runs until Nov. 13, sees more ambitious slates from the indies at the beach mart.
In a move that underscored the growing clout of the independent sector, »
- Dave McNary
Worldview Entertainment has signed on to finance and produce Takashi Miike’s crime thriller, The Outsider, starring Tom Hardy. Andrew Baldwin wrote the screenplay based on an idea by Linson Entertainment’s John Linson, who will produce with Art Linson alongside Worldview’s Christopher Woodrow and Molly Conners and Qed’s Bill Block. Worldview’s Maria Cestone and Sarah E. Johnson will executive produce with Anton Lessine and Sasha Shapiro.
The Outsider is an epic crime thriller about an American former G.I. in post-wwii Japan who joins a Yakuza crime family.
Principal photography will commence in Japan in early 2014. Qed International will handle foreign sales and introduce the film to buyers next week at the American Film Market (Afm), while CAA, who packaged and arranged financing, will represent domestic rights.
- Michelle McCue
Review Kylie Peters Jan 14, 2013
This week's Once Upon A Time is pacey, well-written and packed with satisfying action. Here's Kylie's review...
This review contains spoilers.
2.11 The Outsider
Reading saves the day! It’s a Belle-centric episode of OUaT and finally, finally she gets to stop playing hero-bait long enough to do a little butt-kicking of her own.
This was a fabulous episode. The balance of action, character development, and plot movement kept it going at a brisk pace. If every episode of OUaT were like this, I could just write “Zomg awesome” a few times every week and slash my review-writing time to nothing.
Okay, so that’s an exaggeration. It was a little disappointing that there was no Bae this week, and the ending was sort of a buzz-kill after all that “I am Belle, hear me roar.” But I am willing to forgive all ills. The writing was clean and fresh, »
3 items from 2013
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