14 items from 2015
Today we have a restricted trailer for Alchemy's "Moonwalkers" action comedy, starring Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter). Check it out below. Plot: What if Apollo 11 never actually made it? What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the Us administration? This is the premise of a totally plausible conspiracy theory that takes us to swinging sixties London, where a stubborn CIA agent (Perlman) will never find Kubrick but instead is forced to team up with a lousy manager (Grint) of a seedy rock band to develop the biggest con of all time. The new movie is directed by first-time helmer Antoine Bardou-Jacquet from a script by Dean Craig (Death at a Funeral). It's set to be released in select theaters and on VOD on January 15th, 2016. Trailer: »
Meta upon meta upon meta. That’s one of the best ways to describe “Con Man,” the delightfully self-referential new web series created by “Firefly” alum Alan Tudyk. The series, available to view on Vimeo, is about an actor named Wray Nerely, who, much like Tudyk, played a spaceship pilot in a short-lived sci-fi TV show that got canceled 10 years ago but has a cult following that just grows and grows. Tudyk plays Nerely, who has a much more begrudging attitude toward his life on the fan convention circuit than his real-life counterpart does. Nerely resents the fact that his canceled show (called “Spectrum” in the world of “Con Man,” where, amusingly, “Firefly” also exists) is the best thing he’s ever done. Tudyk’s resume has no shortage of greatness — from the hilarious British comedy “Death at a Funeral” to ABC sitcom “Suburgatory” to voices in “Frozen” and “Wreck-It-Ralph. »
- Emily Rome
Adele Exarchopoulos ("Blue Is the Warmest Color") and Matthias Schoenaerts ("Rust and Bone") are set to star in Michael R. Roskam's noirish romance thriller "The Faithful" at Wild Bunch, Savage Films and Pathe.
Thomas Bidegain and Noe Debre's script is set against the backdrop of crime gangs in Brussels. Filming is slated to begin next year. [Source: Variety]
MacLaine will play a controlling woman who wants to pre-write her obituary and is teamed up with a young writer at a local paper. The writer, however, wants to find out the real story and the reluctant partners begin a journey that will reawaken the older woman’s passion for life. [Source: THR
- Garth Franklin
Producers are Laurence Malkin, Tania Chambers and Share Stallings. The film’s financiers include Ingenious, Screen Australia, ScreenWest and LotteryWest, Arclight Films, New Oz and The Post Lounge. Daniel Findlay is the co-producer. Executive producers are Dean Craig, Gary Hamilton, Mark Lazarus, James Vernon and Josh Kesselman.
Arclight Films is handling sales for the film and has already sold the film to Lucky Red for Italy, Modus Vivendi for Pan Eastern Europe, Eastwood Holdings for Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Columbia, Italia Films for Pan Middle East and Galaxy for Vietnam. Studio »
- Dave McNary
L'Etrange just released their 2015 festival line-up and there are a ton of great looking films to add to our must watch list. The first that jumped out at me is Moonwalkers starring Ron Perlman as a CIA agent and Rupert Grin as a rock manager who join forces to help famed filmmakers Stanley Kubrick fake the moon landing.
This kind of "what of" scenario can yield some pretty fun movies and this European funded film looks like a ton of it.
July 1969, Tom Kidman, a CIA agent, is sent to London to find Stanley Kubrick and convince him to shoot a fake moon landing in case the Apollo mission fails.
He doesn’t find Kubrick. He finds Jonny instead, the loser manage [Continued ...] »
Fresh from her critical success in Marielle Heller's The Diary Of A Teenage Girl, Bel Powley has signed up for another adaptation of a novel. She'll play the titular Carrie Pilby, as director Susan Johnson brings Caren Lissner's book to the screen. Eddie Izzard, Tom Wilkinson and Jason Ritter are also among the cast.The coming-of-age tale involves the precociously talented Carrie graduating at 19 from Harvard, but struggles to fit in with and make sense of the wider world when she's cut free from the Ivy League institution. Visiting a shrink once a week at her father's urging, she's given a project: name the things she loves, do some of them, join something, celebrate New Year and go on a date with someone. We follow her awkward progress as she ticks the boxes.Kara Holden (Meant To Be) and Dean Craig (Death At A Funeral) wrote the screenplay, »
The English-language picture will start pre-production next month and shoot from late October.
The story involves the innocent discovery of a well preserved mummified emperor from 200 BC that unlocks a 2,000 year old nightmare and secrets that should have remained buried.
Production is by Gary Hamilton and Ying Ye through Nest Holdings with Mike Gabrawy and Elliot Tong as executive producers. Sydney- and Los Angeles-based Arclight will handle international sales. The identity of the Chinese partner has not yet been revealed.
The budget also remains undisclosed, though federal funding body Screen Australia Tuesday confirmed that the film will receive production finance.
Rendall previously made “Bait 3D,” which was a complicated Australian-Singaporean treaty co-production, that also used Chinese finance. The film struggled at the box office in most »
- Patrick Frater
Backing also allocated to China-Australia co-production The Nest.
At the same board meeting, the government agency also backed Kimble Rendall’s The Nest, a China-Australia co-production to be primarily made in Australia.
Arclight Films International will represent both films.
A Few Less Men will see Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall and Kevin Bishop return to their roles as hapless friends, who become stranded in the Australian bush with a friend’s body after their plane makes a forced landing.
Peter Templeman will take on directing duties, marking his second »
- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)
The agency is investing $3.19 million in the three projects, a remarkable economic multiplier as the combined budgets are $38.4 million.
An official Australian/Chinese co-production, The Nest tells of the discovery of a well-preserved mummified Emperor from 200 BC China, which unleashes a 2,000 year-old nightmare.
Shooting in Australia and China is due to start in the fourth quarter with an international cast. Tait Brady.s Label is the Australian distributor.
- Don Groves
You may have heard the big news yesterday that Seinfeld will start streaming exclusively on Hulu in June. In the meantime, here are the movies and shows that are new on Hulu in May for your streaming enjoyment. Available May 1 Backstrom Season 1 Finale (Fox) Antitrust (2001) Barbershop (2002) Beauty Shop (2005) The Birdcage (1996) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Death at a Funeral (2007) Bleach (English Dub) Season 22 (Adult Swim) No, You Shut Up! Seasons 1-3 (Fusion) Available May 2 Mistresses Season 2 Premiere (ABC) Auction Hunters Season 6 Premiere (Spike) Available May 4 The Last Man on Earth Season 1 Finale (Fox) Available May … Continue reading →
The post What’s new on Hulu: May 2015 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Jeff Pfeiffer
The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.
But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?
Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.
After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.
We all know the famous conspiracy theory suggesting Stanley Kubrick helped the government fake the moon landing. For some reason, this myth lives on in the minds of some people, but no one has really capitalized in the movies with exploring this theory. Moonwalkers looks to play with that even more by saying the request never even got to Kubrick but ended up in the hands of a lousy British band manager (Rupert Grint) and a violent CIA agent (Ron Perlman). What follows hopes to be a raucous comedy but ends up being a miserable, unfunny sit you just want to end. Everything is in place for some laughs. You have the fish out of water aspect with Perlman playing Kidman, a straight laced, very violent man in among a group of hippies. You have the 1960s drug culture to exploit for jokes. You have the absurdity of these talentless »
- Mike Shutt
The 14th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival taking place from April 15 to April 26 in New York City has announced the films selected for screening in the Spotlight screening section.
Co-sponsored by Brookfield Place and The Lincoln Motor Company, Spotlight is destination for today’s most talked about themes and filmmakers and will feature 40 films: 23 narratives and 17 documentaries with 24 of those films being world premieres. Debuting new work from master directors such as the Taviani Brothers (Caesar Must Die), Michael Winterbottom (The Trip To Italy), and Neil Labute (Death At A Funeral), audiences will also be introduced to new voices like first time director Henry Hobson’s Maggie and Pray The Devil Back To Hell producer Abigail Disney’s directorial debut The Armour Of Light.
- Sacha Hall
In addition, Silver Reel Partners - the Zurich-based film financier that has put money into Under the Skin and the upcoming Maggie and A Hologram For the King - has come aboard to finance the film, which is based on an Andy McNab novel.
As previously annouced, SquareOne Entertainment has distribution rights for German-speaking territories but other presales include Odeon for Greece, Pt Amero for Indonesia, Sahamongkol for Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, Silverline for the Philippines, Gulf for pan Middle East, and D Production for Turkey.
The film will start shooting on April 13 in London, Paris and Budapest with Hungarian production company Pioneer Stillking Films.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
14 items from 2015
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