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Should a deal place, the Swede would star opposite Will Smith and Joel Edgerton in the movie, which fast became one of the hottest packages in Hollywood before finding a home at Netflix in a deal said to have be worth north of $90 million.
Pitched as a buddy cop film in the vein of David Ayer’s End of Watch, Bright hails from Chronicle scribe Max Landis and is rooted in a fantasy realm where humans and Orcs co-exist. No details were given regarding Rapace’s role in the feature, though we do understand Smith’s human cop and Edgerton’s belligerent Orc will be the duo anchoring the story.
“The setting is a world where magical creatures live side by side with humans and the police have »
- Michael Briers
David Ayer is directing the pic.
Plot details are unknown, but sources say the project will be in the same vein of “End of Watch” (which was directed by Ayer), but set in a world where orcs and fairies live among humans. Sources also say the story is not set in present day.
Most felt that a major studio would land the project, given the star power and what reps were asking upfront for P&A. Netflix, however, swooped in, committing a massive $90 million for the budget, spending $3 million to acquire the spec.
Production is expected to start sometime »
- Justin Kroll
Paris — With the Nordic film and TV industry gaining more clout abroad, Scandi powerhouse Svensk Filmindustri is set to rebrand as Sf Studios as part of a move to leverage its worldwide ties and dive deeper into international production.
The banner, which has output deal with MGM, Fox, Warner, Stx and Studiocanal, will also be launching a U.K. office by the end of the year with soon-to-be-announced high-profile U.K. execs.
“The U.K. boasts a strong pool of creators and producers. Especially in London where there’s a cluster of talent. For Sf Studios, London is a very strategic base to develop and co-produce upscale English-language thrillers and work with local exec producers, producers and renown sales agents,” the company CEO Jonas Fors told Variety, adding that Sf Studios will gather all of the group’s sub brands and businesses.
One of the first drama series that will »
- Elsa Keslassy
Grim treats, mining suspense and urgency from intensely plotted dual timelines of brutal criminality. A must for fans of rumpled, cynical, bitter detectives. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
What’s the biggest movie — by a long shot — in Denmark at the moment? It’s not Zootopia or Batman v Superman. It’s A Conspiracy of Faith, the third in the series based on Jussi Adler-Olsen’s internationally bestselling Department Q crime novels… and that’s in its sixth week of release. Danish moviegoers love brooding, tenacious Copenhagen cop Carl Mørck so much that they made the first two films,The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) and The Absent One (Fasandraeberne), among the biggest hits the country’s film industry has ever seen.
I finally caught »
- MaryAnn Johanson
• only 22% of 2015’s movies had female protagonists
• best and worst representations of women on film in 2015 (and the average Watw score for the year)
• critics are slightly more likely to rate a film highly if it represents women well
• mainstream moviegoers are not turned off by films with female protagonists
• movies that represent women well are just as likely to be profitable as movies that don’t, and are less risky as business propositions
The Where Are the Women? project was designed to drill deep down into the films of 2015 in order to determine how well — or how poorly — they represented women. The project has now come to its end, and you can examine the final ranking here. The ranking includes 270 films released in the Us, Canada, and the UK, in both limited and wide release (including every wide-release North American film and most of the UK wide-release films). The »
- MaryAnn Johanson
We’ll be featuring Criminal a lot over the next couple of days, and we’ll even have a chat with the film’s director Ariel Vroman on these pages early next week, and of course, we’ll also have our review too. Here’s a bit more about the film.
Starring Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern, The Proposal) and Oscar-winner Kevin Costner (Draft Day, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Criminal follows a CIA operative (Reynolds), whose memories and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate (Costner) in a last-ditch effort to stop an international terrorist plot. »
- Paul Heath
According to Variety, Jake Gyllenhaal has set his sights on his next project, and it’s none other than Skydance’s sci-fi film Life, which is penned by Deadpool co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Gyllenhaal will co-star in the film alongside Ryan Reynolds, who will be reuniting with the Deadpool writing duo, and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation standout Rebecca Ferguson. Daniel Espinosa (Child 44) will direct the film.
Gyllenhaal has turned in some of the most impressive performances of the past few years, in films ranging from Prisoners to Enemy to Nightcrawler, and has proven himself to be one of Hollywood’s most reliable actors. Currently, Gyllenhaal has a slew of other projects on his slate and is attached to star in Nocturnal Animals, The Current War, Stronger and Okja. Additionally, he is sure to attract a decent amount of awards attention for his turn in this year’s Demolition. »
- Justin Cook
Fresh from his biggest ever box office hit in Deadpool, Variety is reporting that Ryan Reynolds could now be heading to Mars in the upcoming sci-fi Life, where he would star alongside Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation).
The project, which is being directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Child 44), follows “the crew of the International Space Station as it retrieves a sample from Mars and discovers that it displays signs of life more intelligent than ever expected.”
Reynolds will next be seen in the action thriller Criminal, where he stars alongside Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve and Gal Gadot. The film is set to open in April.Watch the trailer here.
- Amie Cranswick
The film has previously sold to North America (Magnolia), Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Koch), Italy (Minerva), Czech Republic (Film Europe Media Company), Middle East (Gulf Film), India (Pictureworks) and Estonia (Estinfilm).
Nils Gaup directs the historical drama about two Norwegian warriors who escape across the mountains in 1204 to bring the last remaining heir to the throne to safety. The cast includes Jakob Oftebro (Kon-Tiki) and Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Child 44). »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
Word comes by way of Screen Daily, revealing that the Oscar-nominated actor will star opposite fellow Briton Gerard Butler in the studio’s long-gestating feature, which is set to be offered to buyers at next week’s Berlin Film Festival. Adapted from George Wallace and Don Keith’s acclaimed novel Firing Point, Hunter Killer centers on a rogue Russian general who, upon kidnapping the country’s president, looks to spark a global conflict on the scale of the Cold War.
Despite developing a tendency of portraying Russians on screen (see Air Force One and Child 44), Oldman has boarded the thriller to oversee the efforts of a Navy Seal unit – Gerard Butler’s Joe Glass included – to scupper those aforementioned terrorist plans. »
- Michael Briers
The Netflix Original has been a big hit since its debut in 2013, scoring ratings of 9/10 on IMDb, and 83% of RottenTomatoes, leading to Netflix ordering a fifth season to follow the next release in March.
We will rejoin Us President Frank Underwood, presumably without wife Claire by his side, in what is looking like being the most gripping series to date.
It is believed that Campbell would be playing half of a couple who are set on challenging Frank and Claire for Office, leading to speculation that Kinnaman will play the other half.
The Swedish-American actor is scheduled to play military »
- Daniel Youde
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