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Taika Waititi's 'Wilderpeople' to star Sam Neill

15 May 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New Zealand director scored recent hit with What We Do In The Shadows; Protagonist Pictures selling international.

Taika Waititi, the New Zealand director who scored an international hit with vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows, has recruited Sam Neill and young Paper Planes star Julian Dennison for his next film, Hunt For The Wilderpeople.

The comic adventure movie starts shooting next Monday (May 18) in New Zealand. 

Madman Entertainment has acquired all rights to the film for Australia and New Zealand and will release in Nz in partnership with the producers.

Protagonist Pictures has taken on international sales rights.

Dennison plays a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.

Waititi, also known for Eagle Vs Shark and Boy, has also written »

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

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Cannes: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison Join Taika Waititi’s ‘Wilderpeople’

14 May 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sam Neill and young “Paper Planes” star Julian Dennison have joined the cast of “Hunt For the Wilderpeople,” which is directed by hot New Zealand director Taika Waititi, who scored an international hit with “What We Do in the Shadows.”

The comic adventure movie starts shooting next week in New Zealand. Madman Entertainment has acquired all rights to the film for Australia and New Zealand, and will release in Nz in partnership with the producers. Protagonist Pictures has taken on international sales rights.

Dennison plays a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.

Taika Waititi is one of the most exciting filmmakers in the world,” said Protagonist CEO Mike Goodridge. “His natural talent for warm comedy »

- Leo Barraclough

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What We Do in the Shadows stakes ourscreen record

17 February 2015 5:03 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: 33 screenings for vampire mockumentary, starring Flight of the ConchordsJemaine Clement, on audience-led screening platform.

Vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows has become the most booked film on audience-led screening platform ourscreen.

Metrodome released the film in cinemas on November 21 and accumulated box office of $525,000 (£341,838).

The distributor then booked a further 33 screenings of the film, on a revenue share basis, through platform ourscreen, which allows consumers to programme films at certain cinemas providing enough tickets are sold.

Sites to show the film to date include Hackney Picturehouse, City Screen York, Phoenix Oxford, Little Theatre Bath and Cambridge Picturehouse, with additional screenings likely.

What We Do In The Shadows stars Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle vs Shark). The pair also co-directed the comedy, which is filmed in a documentary-style and centres on a group of vampire housemates in New Zealand whose happy home is disrupted by a new member »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Interview With (Totally Lame) Vampires

10 February 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Ten years ago, Wellington, New Zealand, was less welcoming of vampires. When Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, two unknown comedians, walked the streets in velvet frocks and ruffles for a 2005 sketch, dudes would drive by and scream homophobic slurs. Says Clement, "We were constantly abused." Over the next decade, things changed. In 2006, Clement landed an Outback Steakhouse commercial. In 2007, he and college classmate Bret McKenzie launched the cult hit Flight of the Conchords and played the lead in Waititi's first feature, the cross-continental indie darling Eagle vs Shark. Their gang put a generation of New Zealand comics on the map. By the time Clement and Waititi had earned the clout to go back and expand their vampire short into a feature, <a href=" »

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