8 items from 2015
Sony has released several successful faith-based films for mainstream audiences; this one will be released through TriStar Pictures.
Based on the novel by Christy Beam, the story follows a young girl who is suffering from a rare digestive disorder and finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident.
Randy Brown is penning the script. Production begins this summer.
“Heaven is for Real” was a hit for Sony, taking in more than $100 million worldwide, becoming one of the biggest faith-based hits of all time. It was one of the top grossers on the studio’s slate last year. »
- Justin Kroll
If you don't believe awards season runs 365 days a year look no further than the news today that Alcon Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to "The 33." Based on the Copiapó mining accident in 2010, the new drama centers on 33 minters who were trapped for 69 days in a collapsed copper-gold mine in Northern Chile. Their plight captured the attention of the world and, surprise, Hollywood came calling. Independently financed by Phoenix Pictures and Half Circle, "33" is being distributed in Chile by 20th Century Fox, but not in the U.S. The news Alcon came on board and Warner Bros. will distribute makes this a somewhat unusual story. Alcon announced that WB will release "The 33" on Nov. 13 which is smack dab in the middle of Oscar season. Warner Bros. marketing and publicity teams have three other films that are expected to be awards players; Scott Cooper's "Black Mass," Jeff Nichols »
- Gregory Ellwood
The La-based company has acquired North America and most international rights to the Chilean mine collapse survival story and will channel the Us release via its Warner Bros output deal on November 13.
Warner Bros will distribute The 33 across the bulk of international markets. Good Universe, whom lead producer Mike Medavoy initially hired some time ago to sell international, continues to service the closed deals.
Fox International holds Latin American rights and will kick off in Chile on August 6 to mark the fifth anniversary of the San Jose mine collapse that took place in the Atacama Desert in the north of the country.
Chinese distribution will be set by Alcon and Alan Zhang, the film’s Chinese executive producer who invested in the project.
Patricia Riggen directed the drama starring Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Mario Casas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro, Gabriel Byrne and James Brolin. The producers sought out Riggen after they saw her work on »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The forthcoming movie dramatises the true-life events surrounding 33 miners becoming trapped in a San José mine in 2010.
Banderas portrays the public face of the trapped miners' 'Super Mario' Sepúlveda, who recorded video logs throughout the siege.
The 33 will be released in the Us later this year. A UK release is yet to be set.
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Today we have the first trailer for "The 33," which is about a group of trapped Chilean miners and stars Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, James Brolin, Gabriel Byrne, and Lou Diamond Phillips. Plot: The story revolves around a 2010 accident, which left thirty three Chilean miners stuck 2,200 feet underground for sixty nine days as rescuers worked on innovative drilling techniques to get them out. The new movie is directed by Patricia Riggen (Girl in Progress, Under the Same Moon). It's set to hit theaters in Chile on August 6th. A Us release date has yet to be set. Trailer: »
It wasn't all that long ago -- just back in 2010 -- when the world became enraptured by the plight of 33 Chilean miners who became trapped in a 121-year-old San José copper-gold mine for 69 days. After its conclusion, the story seemed naturally made for film. There were many heroes involved in keeping the miners alive and in the rescue, leading to an almost unbelievably triumphant happy ending to what began as pure horror. The 33, directed by Mexican filmmaker Patricia Riggen (Under the Same Moon) and written by Mikko Alanne (5 Days of War) and Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries), details the events of the mine collapse, the plight and survival of the 33 men who were trapped 2,300 feet underground and 3 miles from the mine's only entrance, and the government's role in stepping in to devise a plan to free them. James Horner also created the sweeping score. From the trailer, the film »
- Allison Keene
It's been five years since the world was captivated by the ongoing tragedy of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped a half-mile underground after an accident in a mine caused it to collapse. After 69 days, every single one of the trapped miners was rescued for a happy ending. Not long after, a feature film was put into the works, and now the first international trailer for that film has arrived. The 33 is based on that story, and while it takes place in Chile, the entire film is in English (which is annoying). Antonio Banderas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro and Juliette Binoche star in the film, and it looks pretty decent. Here's the first international trailer for Patricia Riggen's The 33 from 20th Century Fox Chile: The 33 is directed by Patricia Riggen (Under the Same Moon) and written by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera. The film follows the »
- Ethan Anderton
Guadalajara, Mexico — Mexican films held onto double-digit market share in 2014, taking 10% of ticket purchases, with eight local films selling more than a million tickets each.
Mexico’s box office pulled in a total of 11.237 billion pesos ($725.3 million) in 2014, 5% down from the 11.860 billion pesos ($765.6 million, in current currency terms) taken in 2013 when Mexico’s market share hit 12%, ignited by heartwarmers “We Are the Nobles” and the very boffo “Instructions Not Included,” which together represented 22 million of the 30 million tickets sold that year.
Last year’s s bottom line was that it showed broader success for Mexico’s industry, if local fare lacked box office breakout smashes.
Last year’s top domestic grosser was Luis Estrada’s politically charged dark comedy “The Perfect Dictatorship,” which bowed in October to win 189.2 million pesos ($12.2 million), putting it at No. 4 in the all-time take for a Mexican film, with runner-up Marco Polo Constandse’s romcom »
- James Young
8 items from 2015
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