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UK’s Icon Film has released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming action-drama “6 Days.” Directed by “The Dead Lands” helmer Toa Fraser, the film stars Mark Strong (“Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Sherlock Holmes”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless,” “Bright Star”) and Jamie Bell (“The Adventures of Tintin,” “Billy Elliot”).
Written by Glenn Standring (“The Dead Lands”), “6 Days” chronicles the events that took place during the Iranian Embassy siege, from April 30 to May 5, 1980, when a group of terrorists occupied the Iranian Embassy in London and took everyone inside hostage. The historic standoff ended when a group of soldiers from the British Special Air Service stormed the building in what was called Operation– Nimrod. The film was shot on location in and around London’s Knightsbridge, as reported by Screenanarchy.
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- Yoselin Acevedo
Exploring the director’s fascination with spying.
The cinema of Steven Spielberg is one that’s built around fascination and a need to understand. As a director he is an explorer, but not one interested in unearthing grand artifacts, rather one in search of intimate treasures, an explorer of explorers, so to speak, someone to whom the process of discovery is much more interesting than the discoveries themselves.
As such, his films are rife with surveillance, characters spying on or otherwise surreptitiously watching other characters, tracking their behavior, their actions, their being, for the purposes of gathering information, good and bad. Think of the Nazis on the trail of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark peering over newspapers, or the future crime detectives in Minority Report scanning time for illegalities, or the government scientists after E.T. creeping about suburbia.
Spielberg is constantly exploring surveillance and the various mindsets behind it, and »
- H. Perry Horton
Steven Spielberg has always done a fine job of rotating between his entertainments and his more serious pictures. After all, we’re talking about a filmmaker who somehow managed to release Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List in the same year. Note how he balanced The Adventures of Tintin with War Horse and Bridge of Spies with The Bfg. It’s no […]
The post ‘The Post’ Assembles the Spielberg/Hanks/Streep Dream Team For One Relevant Story appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
A live-action adaptation of Royden Lepp‘s family-friendly graphic novel Rust has been in the works since the summer of 2011, a few months before it was even available to purchase. A year later, Attack the Block director and The Adventures of Tintin co-writer Joe Cornish was attached to direct the film, produced by Simon Kinberg, […]
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- Ethan Anderton
4 items from 2017
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