4 items from 2015
As the European Film Market approaches, Atlas Independent has set Noam Murro to helm Blink, the 2014 Black List script by Hernany Perla. Murro, who recently directed Warner Bros’ 300: Rise Of An Empire, is gearing up for a summer production start. Highland Film Group is launching international sales next week in Berlin.
Perla’s story centers on a man left fully paralyzed during an infamous, unsolved bank robbery. Years later, he is taken hostage for the secrets in his head. With only the use of his eyes, he must outwit his captors and solve the mystery of the heist. William Green and Aaron Ginsburg are producing with Jake Kurily of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment.
An eight-time DGA Award nominated commercials director, Murro made his feature debut with 2009’s Smart People. He is repped by CAA and Management 360. Perla is exec producing Sony’s action thriller Shadow Run and »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Highland Film Group will introduce the project at Berlin. Shooting will start this summer.
The story centers on a man who has been left fully paralyzed during an infamous, unsolved bank robbery. He’s taken hostage for the secrets in his head and — with only the use of his eyes — has to outwit his captors and solve the mystery of the heist.
- Dave McNary
Years after being left fully paralyzed during an infamous, unsolved bank robbery, a man is taken hostage for the secrets in his head. With only the use of his eyes, he has to outwit his captors and solve the mystery of the heist.
Atlas Independent’s William Green and Aaron Ginsburg are producing with Atlas Entertainment’s Jake Kurily. Highland Film Group will introduce the project to international buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. Production is slated to begin this summer. »
- Jeff Sneider
The actor told The Guardian that he chose to give his villainous character - internet billionaire Valentine - a noticeable lisp due to his own personal experiences.
"I did the lisp because people tend to dismiss people who have defects," he said. "In interesting sorts of ways. And especially... speech defects.
"I stuttered when I was a kid. People laughed at me when I talked. Smart people."
He added that chat show host Ross, whose wife Jane Goldman co-wrote the screenplay for Kingsman, became a type of model for his character's lisp.
"I remember the first time I met Jonathan Ross on TV, and even I was distracted by his speech impediment," he said. "I spent more time dealing with that than talking to him.
"And it's something [Goldman and I] talked about a lot. »
4 items from 2015
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