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NBC Plans Anthology Series "Manhunt"

8 September 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

NBC has given out a ten-episode order to Universal Television's anthology drama series "Manhunt".

Gavin Hood ("Tsotsi," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine") will direct the first season which deals with the mounting tension of an entire city on the hunt for a fugitive roaming the streets.

Each season will examine the moment an American or international city becomes a police state or a war zone, and the violent consequences that ensue.

Whit Brayton and Zack Rice will pen the scripts and executive produce. Hood, Michael SugarAlex Goldstone and Nicole Romano will also executive produce.

Dustin Hoffman and Casey Affleck were reportedly at one point attached to star but that is no longer the case. No other cast is in negotiations at this time.

Like other anthology series ("True Detective," "Fargo," "American Horror Story") it's expected to reboot itself each season.

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

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NBC Orders Anthology Drama 'Manhunt' Straight to Series

8 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is getting into the anthology game. Following a multiple-network bidding war, the network has handed out a 10-episode order to drama Manhunt, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The pickup is cast- and script-contingent, meaning if either fails to work out, NBC does not have to move forward with the series. Sources tell THR that Dustin Hoffman and Casey Affleck were at one point attached to star in Manhunt had the drama landed at a cable network. NBC is not negotiating with anyone to star at this time. Each season of Manhunt, which will be directed by Gavin Hood (Oscar-winning film Tsotsi), will dramatize the mounting tension of

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- Lesley Goldberg

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How Reese Witherspoon could end up with three Oscar nominations this year

12 August 2014 7:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Eight and a half years ago, Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar. It came for her leading performance as June Carter in James Mangold's Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line." But things fell off after that for a little while. Gavin Hood's "Tsotsi" follow-up, "Rendition," went nowhere with audiences or critics. James L. Brooks' "How Do You Know" stalled. Francis Lawrence's "Water for Elephants" didn't really move the needle. Holiday rom-com "Four Christmases" and spy caper "This Means War" completely bottomed out. And then early last year, that unfortunate Atlanta arrest incident. But all the while, the actress, who has virtually grown up in the film industry, has been priming the pump with a few projects that will make it to screens this year. At the end of the season, she could well end up with as many as three Oscar nominations. The stage has truly been set for a career turnaround. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Another Indie Director Looking at a $100 Million Movie for Sophomore Feature

3 June 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I'm sure there are other examples, but the news Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer) will direct the adaptation of the video game Metal Gear Solid for Sony has me thinking of Marc Webb going from 500 Days of Summer to The Amazing Spider-Man and Colin Trevorrow going from Safety Not Guaranteed to Jurassic World and I can't say I'm a fan of giving these indie directors these multi-million dollar, cookie cutter franchises as their second feature films. I'm not at all a fan of Webb's Spider-Man films, even if I thought The Amazing Spider-Man 2 showed a tiny bit of improvement, and as much as I enjoyed Trevorrow's Safety Not Guaranteed, it's one thing to direct a low budget sci-fi and quite another to step into the shoes of Steven Spielberg for a major, summer tentpole. Now, Vogt-Roberts is going to go from a "kids in the woods" coming-of-age dramedy to »

- Brad Brevet

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Wide Us release for Thalluri's One

18 May 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Main Street Films has committed to release Aussie writer-director Murali Thalluri.s post-Apocalyptic action adventure One on at least 600 screens in the Us.

That.s a remarkably wide Us release for the Adelaide-based filmmaker who has just one film to his credit, 2:37, a drama which chronicles a day in the lives of six high-school kids culminating in one.s suicide, which screened in Cannes. Un Certain Regard in 2006.

Main Street Films is co-producing and co-financing the film which will star Blood Diamond.s Djimon Hounsou and Pitch Perfect.s Alexis Knapp.

.We have a guaranteed release of a minimum of 600 screens in the Us, and have presold multiple key territories already, and we haven.t even shot the film yet. I.m pumped," Murali tells If.

Pre-production is due to start in Johannesburg and Cape Town in September, the first film shot under the Australian-South African co-production treaty signed »

- Don Groves

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Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul Join 'Eye in the Sky'

16 May 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Entertainment One (eOne) and Colin Firth and Ged Doherty's Raindog Films are pleased to announce that Helen Mirren (The Queen, Red) and Aaron Paul (TV's Breaking Bad, Need for Speed) are confirmed to join Colin Firth in the upcoming Eye in the Sky. In this contemporary international thriller set in the shadowy world of remotely piloted "drone" warfare, Mirren will star as Colonel Michelle Madden, a military intelligence officer in command of a top secret drone operation. Paul takes the focal role of American drone pilot Steve Watts.

As previously announced Firth, who is also attached as part of an ensemble cast, and Doherty will produce the film alongside Xavier Marchand who will oversee production for eOne, in close collaboration with eOne's Svp of Filmed Entertainment Benedict Carver. Academy Award winner Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Ender's Game, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is confirmed to direct.

Active sales negotiations are already well-underway »

- MovieWeb

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Gavin Hood to Direct Colin Firth in Drone Warfare Thriller Eye In The Sky

30 April 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Ender’s Game director Gavin Hood has settled on his next project.  Deadline reports that Hood will helm the contemporary action thriller Eye in the Sky for Entertainment One, with Colin Firth attached to produce and star in the military drone-centric pic.  Scripted by Guy Hibbert (Five Minutes of Heaven), the story revolves around a London-based military intelligence officer who is remotely commanding a top secret drone operation with the aim of capturing a group of terrorists in Nairobi.  When she realizes the terrorists are on a suicide mission, she must alter her plans.  Meanwhile, an American drone pilot (presumably played by Firth) is tasked with destroying the safe house, only to run into trouble when a nine-year-old girl enters the kill zone. Hit the jump for more on the timely project, including how soon it will come to fruition. This is certainly topical material for both Firth and the Tsotsi director, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Cannes: eOne Partners with Colin Firth, Ged Doherty on ‘Eye in the Sky’

30 April 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Entertainment One is partnering with Colin Firth and Ged Doherty’s Raindog Films to produce contempo international thriller “Eye in the Sky.” Firth is attached to star in the pic, which will be helmed by Gavin Hood (“Tsotsi,” “Ender’s Game,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”).

Entertainment One also has unveiled its global film production arm, which is led by Xavier Marchand, prexy, film production. The goal is to finance or co-finance up to eight films with strong international potential a year.

Firth and Doherty will produce “Eye in the Sky” alongside Marchand. eOne will distribute in the U.K., Canada, Benelux, Spain and Australia/New Zealand. Its international sales division under prexy Harold van Lier will handle sales in all other territories, including the U.S.

The film, which is penned by Guy Hibbert, is set in the shadowy world of remotely piloted “drone” warfare. It centers around London-based military intelligence officer Colonel Michelle Madden, »

- Leo Barraclough

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DVD Review - Ender's Game (2013)

10 March 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ender's Game, 2013.

Directed by Gavin Hood.

Starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley and Viola Davis.


Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.

Another week, another novella giving the Harry Potter/ Twilight treatment and big-screen transition. Created in the 1980s, Ender's Game has been on the Hollywood development table for a long while. Finally released last autumn to mediocre returns and reviews, it like many others has tried to replicate the success of the aforementioned franchises.  But where some saw tills ringing and franchise rights a-booming, Ender's Game fell into the “shot missed” category, along with other misfires like The Golden Compass or The Mortal Instruments.

Not that there isn’t at least something at least some appeal to avid fans of the book, »

- Gary Collinson

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Stream Them Now: Watch 18 Best Foreign Language Oscar Winners Online

11 February 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Foreign films too seldom get the U.S. distribution they deserve. Even those that manage to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film are often difficult to find. But for those who are looking forward to the upcoming 2014 Academy Awards, we've compiled a list of foreign films that have achieved not only Oscar glory, but a strong enough place in mainstream culture to earn them online distribution (directed by cinematic geniuses that include Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini and Ang Lee). Note that we've previously featured 11 Best Foreign Language Oscar Winners streaming on Netflix. The list below also features films on Hulu and Amazon. Check out the list of Oscar-winning foreign films available for online streaming below: Departures, (2008, Yojiro Takita) Tsotsi (2005, Gavin Hood) The Sea Inside (2004, Alejandro Amenabar) Nowhere in Africa (2002, Caroline Link) No Man's Land (2001, Danis Tanovic) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang »

- Ziyad Saadi

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