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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: District Voices Five Episode Series on YouTube

20 October 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lionsgate is teaming with Google to introduce District Voices, the latest campaign in Google’s Art, Copy & Code project to promote The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the two companies announced today.  Mockingjay – Part 1 is the third film in the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise that has already grossed more than $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office.

District Voices is a five episode series on YouTube that brings to life Panem, the fictional world of The Hunger Games, through videos featuring popular YouTube creators. Each episode of the series was created with a different creator, whose channel content aligns with a specific industry from one of the districts of Panem.

The videos were concepted and developed with the team from the YouTube Space La and filmed on location there, and around Los Angeles. They provide a window into an expanded world of The Hunger Games and deliver original content to »

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'Hunger Games: District Voices' Web Series Launches on Youtube

20 October 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with Google to introduce District Voices, the latest campaign in Google's Art, Copy & Code project to promote The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the two companies announced today. Mockingjay - Part 1 is the third film in the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise that has already grossed more than $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office.

District Voices is a five episode series on YouTube that brings to life Panem, the fictional world of The Hunger Games, through videos featuring popular YouTube creators. Each episode of the series was created with a different creator, whose channel content aligns with a specific industry from one of the districts of Panem.

The videos were concepted and developed with the team from the YouTube Space La and filmed on location there, and around Los Angeles. They provide a window into an expanded world of The Hunger Games »

- MovieWeb

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YouTube Creators Enter World Of Panem To Promote ‘Hunger Games’ Sequel

20 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

On November 20th, Katniss Everdeen will reintroduce herself to moviegoers with the release of Mockingjay - Part 1, the latest film in the Hunger Games franchise. And the marketing efforts for the flick are catching fire.

The Hunger Games is almost as big on YouTube as it is at the box office, and film distributor Lionsgate is taking advantage of that appeal by striking a partnership with Google. The studio worked with Google's Art, Copy & Code and the team at YouTube Space La to develop District Voices, a five-part video series set in the world of Panem.

Each video in the District Voices series was filmed at YouTube Space La, and will be distributed through Capitol TV, a web video platform and "the government-sanctioned television network of The Hunger Games." The videos profile various elements of the Hunger Games world, and each one feature YouTube content creators in starring roles.

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Open Grave DVD Review

17 October 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego

Cast: Sharlto Copley, Thomas Kretschmann, Joseph Morgan, Erin Richards

Certificate: 15

District 9’s Sharlto Copley awakens in a muddy pit full of corpses. How did he get there? He can’t remember. who is he? He can’t remember that either. After wrenching himself out of the pit he meets a group of people seemingly in the same predicament as him but can he trust them, and should they trust him?

The group are all suffering from memory loss, though pieces start to come back bit by bit. As snapshots of their lives start to flashback they find they all have a hidden skill. The cast are an electric mix of personalities and nationalities. Kretschmann will be familiar to many as the Captain of the ship in King Kong and plays a distrusting, potentially violent, man. Fans of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals will be pleased »

- Kat Smith

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Trailer For Sharlto Copley's Powers Superhero TV Series

12 October 2014 4:10 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Powers" TV series, which stars Sharlto Copley (District 9) and is based on comic books by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Check out the trailer below. Plot: Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, homicide detectives are tasked with investigating crimes involving superhuman powers. Copley and Susan Heyward play detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim. The rest of the cast includes Michelle Forbes, Max Fowler, Adam Godley, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin and Eddie Izzard. The new series is directed by David Slade (30 Days of Night, "Hannibal") and will launch on PlayStation this December. Trailer: »

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Cops Battle Supernatural Bad Guys in Sony's First 'Powers' Trailer

11 October 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

As if being a regular cop weren't difficult enough, the main characters in the new series Powers track down criminals who are equipped with superhuman abilities.  Sony PlayStation has released the initial trailer for its first-ever series Powers, based on the graphic novels. Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Michelle Forbes (True Blood) star as homicide detectives who track down the powerful baddies.  Read more PlayStation Poised to Leapfrog Xbox in Race to Launch Original Drama In a pivotal scene, Copley's character takes his emotions out on a car window, and it looks like the window wins.  The trailer debuted at

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PlayStation Unveils Powers Trailer

11 October 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation are showing off their Powers in a newly released trailer for their upcoming adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis-Michael Avon Oeming graphic novel series, which will be available this winter on the gaming platform.

Related NBC to Revive Heroes With 13-Episode Miniseries 

Powers follows two detectives, Christian Walker (played by District 9‘s Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (The Following‘s Susan Heyward), who are tasked with investigating homicide cases involving people with superpowers. Walker’s lost his flying abilities, and in case you can’t tell by his cursing in the video, »

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AUTÓMATA – The Review

8 October 2014 7:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Robots. Ever since the dawn of science-fiction arose from the industrial revolution, it seemed inevitable that technology would play a major role in the future evolution of mankind. Or, perhaps, as some would suggest, skip evolution all together as human beings become extinct and the fruits of our scientific prowess take over as the top of the Earthly food chain. Wherever we fall on that debate, the ultimate question remains… what will the continued advancement of technology look like and how would humanity fit into the long-term picture?

Writer and director Gabe Ibáñez returns five years after revealing his first feature film Hierro (2009) with AUTÓMATA. He dips his quill into the rich ink pot that is science-fiction to tackle the difference between man and machine, or the similarities that emerge beneath the blinding veil of fear and hatred. This may sound all too dramatic, but at its core, AUTÓMATA is »

- Travis Keune

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Partners launch Merced Media

8 October 2014 12:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Qed International CEO Bill Block and PalmStar Media Capital CEO Kevin Frakes have teamed up with Merced Capital L.P. to launch a $500m-plus development, production and financing feature fund.

The venture will seek to produce a slate over the next three to five years focused on wide-release, filmmaker and star-driven commercial features.

The parties said the plan calls for a robust development platform. Merced’s Raj Singh and Stuart Brown oversee the company’s media investments.

Media Content Capital, the backer of Block’s Qed International, will be involved in projects with Merced Media.

Merced Capital was established more than 20 years ago as an alternative investment entity and currently manages aggregate committed capital of more than $2.5bn.

Since 2012, Merced Capital has invested in such films as November Man, Rush, American Ultra, Sing Street and Term Life.

Block (pictured) has played an integral role in the creation of films like David Ayer’s upcoming Fury starring [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Bill Block, Kevin Frakes Partner on $500 Million Film Slate with Merced

8 October 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Production-financing veterans Bill Block (“Fury”) and Kevin Frakes have teamed with hedge fund Merced Capital L.P. to launch a $500 million slate of films under the Merced Media moniker.

The new venture will be a development, production and financing vehicle and unveil its first projects shortly.

The formation of Merced Media represents a vote of confidence in the independent sector with plans to produce a “filmmaker and star-driven”  slate over the next three to five years.

Merced Capital has already invested in “The November Man,” “Rush,” “Term Life,” “American Ultra” and “Sing Street.”

Block is CEO of production and sales company Qed International, financed by Media Content Capital, and producer of the upcoming Brad Pitt actioner “Fury,” Bill Murray’s “Rock the Kasbah,” “Elysium” and “District 9.”

Frakes is the CEO of PalmStar Media Capital and has been a film financing advisor to Merced Capital since 2012 with producing credits on »

- Dave McNary

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‘Fury’ Producer Bill Block, Kevin Frakes Launch Merced Media With $500 Million For Slate Financing

8 October 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Breaking: Qed International CEO Bill Block and PalmStar Media Capital CEO Kevin Frakes have teamed with Merced Capital L.P. to launch Merced Media, a new development, production and financing vehicle they said will invest $500 million in a three- to five-year program of pictures that focus on wide release. global-minded films. Merced’s Raj Singh and Stuart Brown oversee Merced’s media investments.

The venture is separate from Block’s Qed, which bought David Ayer’s Fury as a spec script and watched it turn into a big Sony film with Brad Pitt, and Frakes’ PalmStar Media Capital. Merced Capital has been around since 1988, and its recent film investments include the Relativity pic November Man, Universal’s Rush, Lionsgate’s American Ultra and Term Life and Sing Street with The Weinstein Company.

Qed films include District 9 and Elysium with Neill Blomkamp, the Ayer-directed Fury and the Barry Levinson-directed Rock The Kasbah, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Grimmfest 2014: ‘Open Grave’ Review

5 October 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Sharlto Copley, Thomas Kretschmann, Josie Ho, Joseph Morgan, Erin Richards, Max Wrottesley, Márta Szabó, Balázs Szitás, Zsuzsanna Szabados, Tofi Seffer | Written by Eddie Borey, Chris Borey | Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego

On paper Open Grave sounded like yet another “homage” to the likes of Buried. After all its the tale of a man who wakes up on the titular open grave – that alone was enough to spark comparisons for me. How wrong could I have been…

Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego (Apollo 18), Open Grave stars Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team) as a man who wakes up in a pit full of corpses with no memory. He’s rescued by a mute Chinese woman who leads him back to a house where there are four other people who have all “awoke” with the same loss of memory and total lack of idea who they are and why they are there. »

- Phil Wheat

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The top 25 must-see movies of 2015

2 October 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Next year’s full to bursting with potentially brilliant geek films, so to help, here’s our pick of 25 must-see movies out in 2015…

Compiling a list of next year's most exciting films is extremely difficult. What do you put in? What do you leave out? Those are some of the questions we've had to ask ourselves as we drew up the long-list of our most anticipated films of 2015. In an attempt to limit the number of sequels which can fill up a list such as this, we've left out something like Fast & Furious 7, even though we're fairly sure it'll be a lot of fun. With but two significant exceptions, we've excluded some of the films we were looking forward to this year that have been delayed until the next, such as Kingsman: The Secret Service and Frankenstein. 

What we're left with, we hope, is a fairly broad selection of action and comedy, »

- ryanlambie

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StreamFix: 'Gilmore Girls' and 15 Other October Musts

30 September 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Hope you like scares, because here comes a chilling fact: If "Gilmore Girls" began today, Lorelai Gilmore would've been born in 1982. Choke on that. Most of these streams are available beginning October 1. Check out our list of streaming musts from Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Crackle.   Hulu "South Park" Did you know Hulu has exclusive rights to "South Park"? It does. And did you know that "The Book of Mormon," which I finally saw, plays like a long, mostly good episode of "South Park"? Except unlike "South Park," my mother loves it? And she's the kind of person who tried banning "Salute Your Shorts" in my house because they sometimes made jokes about jockstraps? It's all confusing, but let's just sit back and watch "South Park" again. Remember Scuzzlebutt, the creature who had Patrick Duffy for a leg? Yeah, that's 17 years old. Fun newsflash: You'll be dead soon. "Scandal" Olivia »

- Louis Virtel

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New Images From The "Powers" TV Series

23 September 2014 5:03 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images from the Sony Pictures Television, "Powers" TV series, adapting Brian Michael Bendis' superhero comic book series:

Sharlto Copley ("District 9") plays 'Christian Walker' and Susan Heyward ("The Following") is 'Deena Pilgrim'.

"...two detectives, 'Christian Walker' and 'Deena Pilgrim' are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as 'Powers'.

"Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem and endorsement deals? 

"Enter the men and women of the 'Powers Division', the only people brave enough to go up against the overpaid, commercialized, superhumans who glide through the sky imposing their power over the crowds below who both worship and fear them..."

The first volume of "Powers" ran from »

- Michael Stevens

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New promo images from the Powers TV series

23 September 2014 3:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we got our first look at Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Susan Heyward (The Following) as Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim in the upcoming small screen adaptation of Powers, and now thanks to Coming Soon we have a few more images from the show which you can see right here…

 

Powers, an edgy dramatic series from Sony Pictures Television and inspired by the graphic novel series of the same name, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals? Enter the men and women of the Powers Division, »

- Gary Collinson

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First image from Powers features Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward

16 September 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Courtesy of USA Today, we now have our first look at Sony Television’s adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis’ Powers comic book series. The image features our first glimpse at Sharlto Copley (District 9, Maleficent) as Detective Christian Walker, and Susan Heyward (The Following) as his partner Deena Pilgrim…

Created by Bendis in 2000, Powers tells the story of Walker and Pilgrim, two detectives living in a world full of superhumans. The series will arrive on the Playstation Network in December. Joining Copley and Heyward are Max Fowler (The Killing) as Krispin Stockley, Adam Godley (Breaking Bad) as Captain Cross, Eddie Izzard (Hannibal, The Riches) as Wolfe, Oleysa Rulin (High School Musical) as Calista, Noah Taylor (Edge of Tomorrow) as Johnny Royalle, and Michelle Forbes (Battlestar Galactica, The Killing) as Retro Girl.

The post First image from Powers features Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- James Garcia

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Us miniseries to provide plenty of jobs in Oz

15 September 2014 7:05 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Childhood's End, a Us science fiction mini-series based on a classic Arthur C. Clarke novel which begins filming in Melbourne on December 1, will be a great gig for Australian cast and crew and, most probably, VFX houses.

A high percentage of the cast and crew will be Australian, according to Brett Popplewell, who is partnered with Jeff Hayes in HayPop, the service company contracted by Universal Cable Productions.

Popplewell and Hayes were approached by NBCUniversal executives in February/March to assess whether the six-hour series could be made in Australia and, if so, to work out a creative and financial structure.

The Docklands Studios and Melbourne locations won out thanks to a number of factors including the Victorian government.s financial assistance, the location rebate, cast and crew availability, locations and a weakening of the local dollar versus the greenback.

Film Victoria CEO Jenni Tosi .really drove [the project] and helped push it over the line, »

- Don Groves

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Snow Queen 2 sold to 10 territories, adds cast

11 September 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sharlto Copley and Sean Bean added to the voice cast of animation sequel, which has set a release date and will be overseen by Timur Bekmambetov.

Russian producer Wizart Animation has added announced the English voice cast for The Snow Queen 2, the 3D sequel to its 2012 CG animated feature.

The cast will include Sharlto Copley (District 9, Maleficent) as Orm, Bella Thorne (Blended) as Gerda, Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games, Orphan) as Alfida and Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) as General Arrog. Thorn will also sing an original song for the film.

The film, directed and co-written by Alexey Tsitsilin, is set for a day-and-date this December 2014 release in more than 10 countries: UK (Signature Entertainment), Poland, Israel, South Korea, the former Yugoslavia countries, Baltic States, Middle East, Turkey, Malaysia and Thailand. It will be released in China in 2015.

Timur Bekmambetov, the Russian director of Night Watch and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, will »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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‘Snow Queen 2′ Sells to 10 Territories, Adds Hollywood Cast

10 September 2014 2:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Wizart Animation and Timur Bekmambetov’s 3D toonpic “The Snow Queen: Journey Continues” has attached cast and lined up a day-and-date December release in more than 10 countries.

The second installment of the CGI franchise, features Sharlto Copley (“District 9,” “Elysium”) as Orm, Bella Thorne (“Blended”) as Gerda, Isabelle Fuhrman (“The Hunger Games,” “Orphan”) as Alfida and Sean Bean (“Lord of the Rings,” “Game of Thrones”) as General Arrog.

Thorn will also sing an original song for the film.

Inspired by the classic fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, “Snow Queen: Journey Continues” focuses on the exploits of Gerda and Orm, the troll whose victory over the Snow Queen has given his fellow trolls a taste for freedom. Comically exaggerating his exploits, Orm spins a web of lies and claims that he is destined to marry the princess and inherit her riches, only to find himself on another perilous »

- Leo Barraclough

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