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'Trance' co-writer begins shoot on thriller 'B&B'

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'Trance' co-writer begins shoot on thriller 'B&B'
Exclusive: Creative England backs feature about gay couple who plot revenge against a conservative B&B owner.

UK production outfit Hummingbird Films has begun shooting in Bristol on thriller B&B, the directorial debut of Trance co-writer Joe Ahearne.

Paul McGann (Withnail & I), Tom Bateman (Jekyll & Hyde) and Sean Teale (Reign) star in the story of a gay couple who return to bait the owner of a remote B&B one year after they successfully sued him for not allowing them to share a bed.

However, events take a deadly turn when a guest with even more sinister intentions arrives.

B&B is backed by Creative England, Ffilm Cymru Wales and Isabelle Georgeaux of Pont Neuf Productions. 4SquareFilms handles international sales.

Joe Ahearne writes and directs the feature, which is produced by Jayne Chard (Dartmoor Killing) of Hummingbird Films. Ahearne, creator of BBC TV series The Secret Of Crickley Hall and Apparitions, was also a
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Verve Signs ‘Doctor Who’ Director Joe Ahearne, Brit List Writer Malachi Smyth

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Verve Signs ‘Doctor Who’ Director Joe Ahearne, Brit List Writer Malachi Smyth
Verve has signed two high-profile writers in Joe Ahearne and Malachi Smyth, TheWrap has learned. Ahearne is a writer-director who wrote Danny Boyle‘s thriller “Trance,” starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Ahearne has directed a number of “Doctor Who” episodes, one of which earned him a BAFTA nomination. He also wrote and directed the BBC miniseries “Apparitions” and has written on “Da Vinci’s Demons” for David Goyer. Also Read: Verve Launches Global Business Development Initiative Verve Ventures Smyth is the writer of “Gateway 6,” which topped the 2014 Brit List. Tanel Toom is attached to direct the film for producers Sentinel.
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Doctor Who 10 years on: Where are the class of 2005 now?

The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.

But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?

Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.

The Cast

After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.

Post-2005, the Northern actor went Stateside to take on the role of invisible man Claude in the Us series Heroes. From there, he popped up in a very amusing Doctor Who-esque cameo as Dr.
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New Featurette for Danny Boyle’s Trance with James McAvoy

We’ve got just over a week to wait for Danny Boyle’s Trance, and all that we’ve seen so far has our interest piqued for the psychological crime-thriller.

James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, and Rosario Dawson take the lead here, making up an impressive leading trio. And after catching the first TV spot, MSN have debuted a new featurette, taking us behind the scenes of Boyle’s return behind the camera.

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Starring alongside McAvoy, Cassel, and Dawson will be Tuppence Middleton, Danny Sapani, Lee Nicholas Harris, and Wahab Sheikh.

Boyle is directing from a script co-written by Joe Ahearne (Apparitions) and John Hodge (Trainspotting), partly inspired by Ahearne’s 2001 TV movie of the same name.
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First TV Spot for Danny Boyle’s Trance with James McAvoy – ‘Heist’

Danny Boyle’s Trance is pretty much guaranteed to be awesome, and earns its place and then some amongst our must-see movies of the month.

The psychological crime-thriller stars James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, and Rosario Dawson as the leading trio, and that’s definitely a cast we’re looking forward to seeing.

The latest red-band trailer debuted last month, giving us a brilliant new look at the film. And now Fox have released the first slightly more work-friendly TV spot ahead of its release in the Us in a few weeks’ time.

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Starring alongside McAvoy, Cassel, and Dawson will be Tuppence Middleton, Danny Sapani, Lee Nicholas Harris, and Wahab Sheikh.

Boyle
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Disney Planning Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Movie

The news that Disney intends to produce a live-action Beauty and the Beast retelling (probably in 3D) might come across as sacrilege for those who grew up loving the company’s traditionally-animated version, but shouldn’t be a surprise following the successful (as in cash cow) fairy tale revisionist blockbusters Alice in Wonderland and Oz the Great and Powerful.

Mouse House executives are calling the project The Beast and have recruited Joe Ahearne to write the script. Ahearne co-wrote the upcoming Danny Boyle-directed thriller Trance (loosely based on the screenwriter’s 2001 TV movie), in addition to previously writing for the TV series Ultraviolet and Apparitions and the forthcoming Da Vinci’s Demons. His resume suggests Ahearne was brought aboard to write a darker fairy tale re-imagining – something which pushes Disney’s family-friendly boundaries further ...

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Disney Unleashes The Beast

Disney Unleashes The Beast
It may only be in the early stages of development, and Disney may currently be referring to it as The Beast. But we’re calling it right now: any new take on the classic fairy tale (brought to the screen in Oscar-winning animated form in 1991) must surely be called Re-Beauty And The Beast. Because reboot…. Re-beauty? Oh, please yerselves.The Mouse House certainly is, raiding its back catalogue once more for another title it can turn into a live-action story in the hopes of making a mint a la Alice In Wonderland and, if its early figures are any guide, Oz The Great And Powerful, as well as other upcoming fairytales like Maleficent.Joe Ahearne, a veteran of writing or directing This Life, Doctor Who, Apparitions and, one of this writer’s favourite vampire tweaks, Ultraviolet, has been tasked with finding a new way into the Beauty story with,
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New Red-Band Trailer for Danny Boyle’s Trance with James McAvoy

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Danny Boyle’s Trance has fast become one of our most anticipated films of the spring, with a brilliant leading cast in James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent Cassel.

The first trailer landed earlier in the year, only serving to fuel our anticipation. And now Yahoo Movies have released a new red-band trailer. And as you can imagine, this one’s not suitable viewing for work.

“A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.”

McAvoy, Dawson, and Cassel are joined in Trance by Tuppence Middleton, Danny Sapani, Lee Nicholas Harris, and Wahab Sheikh.

Boyle is directing from a script co-written by Joe Ahearne (Apparitions) and John Hodge (Trainspotting), partly inspired by Ahearne’s 2001 TV movie of the same name.
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New Quad Poster for Danny Boyle’s Trance

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Danny Boyle’s Trance is fast becoming one of the spring’s most anticipated movies. The psychological crime-thriller marks the director’s eagerly-awaited return behind the camera for his first film since 127 Hours, and following his work directing the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympics last year.

The first trailer for the film landed earlier in the month. And since then, we’ve seen three teaser posters, with one for each of the leading trio in James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, and most recently Vincent Cassel.

Now the first quad poster for the film has arrived, giving us another great look at the film. (Albeit with Cassel’s pose on the poster somewhat reminiscent of that of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Rian Johnson’s Looper.)

“A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion
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New Teaser Poster for Danny Boyle’s Trance – ‘Do You Feel Safe?’

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Danny Boyle’s return to the big screen this spring with Trance has been building momentum and anticipation nicely in recent weeks.

We saw an excellent first trailer earlier in the month. And that’s since been followed with the first two teaser posters in a new set, with some great new taglines, adding to the intrigue surrounding the film.

Those first teasers gave us a look at James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson, and now Orange have (somewhat colour-appropriately) debuted the third in the set, with Vincent Cassel buried beneath the circles.

“A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.”

McAvoy, Dawson, and Cassel star as the leading trio, with support coming from Tuppence Middleton, Danny Sapani, Lee Nicholas Harris,
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New Teaser Poster for Danny Boyle’s Trance

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Danny Boyle makes his eagerly-anticipated return to the big screen this spring with Trance, following the time off he took to direct the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympics last year.

The New Year brought with it a rather brilliant first trailer, giving us a great first full look at the film.

And following it up was the first teaser poster, which launched a new set earlier in the week. Now Yahoo Movies have given us the second in the set, which sees the face of Rosario Dawson buried beneath the circles.

“A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.”

James McAvoy, Dawson, and Vincent Cassel star in the leading trio, with support coming from Tuppence Middleton, Danny Sapani,
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First Teaser Poster for Danny Boyle’s Trance with James McAvoy

  • HeyUGuys
Danny Boyle’s Trance is fast becoming one of the most anticipated films of the spring. Coming off the back of directing the Opening Ceremony of last summer’s Olympics, we can’t wait to see what Boyle brings to the table on his return to the big screen.

We got a handful of great first-look images late last year. And the New Year brought with it the awesome first trailer. And now the first teaser poster has debuted over at Total Film, giving us the first in a new set of three.

“A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.”

James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, and Rosario Dawson star as the leading trio, with Tuppence Middleton, Danny Sapani, Lee Nicholas Harris,
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First Look Images: Danny Boyle’s Trance with James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson & Vincent Cassel

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Danny Boyle’s Trance is a film we’ve been looking forward to for a long time. The writer-director boarded the project back in May last year, following on from the Oscar-nominated 127 Hours.

Since then, Boyle has been involved with a staged production of Frankenstein, as well as directing the Opening Ceremony to this summer’s Olympics.

But with both now firmly behind him, we have Trance back in centre position. The release date has recently been set for March 2013 here in the UK, and now USA Today have given us the first images from the film.

“A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.”

James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent Cassel take the lead in the heist-thriller, with support coming from Tuppence Middleton,
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The Secret of Crickley Hall

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A BBC adaptation of James Herbert's best-selling ghost story, The Secret of Crickley Hall, a haunted house chiller, full of scares but underpinned by the moving tales of children and parents separated 70 years apart, is underway.

The three episode drama is to be directed by Joe Ahearne (Apparitions, Doctor Who, This Life) who has also written the script, for BBC Drama Production North, and is set for broadcast around Halloween 2012.

The story is about a family who relocate to a rain-swept house in a Devonshire town called Devil’s Cleave – It turns out that during World War II, the village was decimated by a flood. Crickley Hall was home to a group of poor orphans evacuated from London who lived under the care of the sadistic Augustus Cribben, who terrorised, starved and beat them. The orphans were seemingly washed away by the flood and now their lost spirits haunt the hall,
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Holy smoke: religion and television's uneasy pact

Comedy priests, Songs of Praise and Thought for the Day: is there more to religious broadcasting than satire and 'God slots'? Mark Lawson reports on TV's modern crisis of faith

The most commonly accepted measures of success in television are longevity and prizes. By these lights, religious broadcasting is currently in impressive shape. Songs of Praise, BBC1's televised church service, has just celebrated its 50th anniversary, a Methuselah-like span in a medium of brief fashions, while ecclesiastical sit-com Rev returns to BBC2 for a second series tomorrow, having won not only a specialist gong (a Sandford St Martin award for religious broadcasting) but also a Bafta for best comedy.

Older members of the viewing congregation will, however, note that there is now far less religious – or, today's preferred term, "faith" – programming than there was. A believer time-travelling to the 1980s would find a devotional show in every section of
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‘Trance’ Scribe Joe Ahearne Makes Thriller Pitch Deal To Warner Bros

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‘Trance’ Scribe Joe Ahearne Makes Thriller Pitch Deal To Warner Bros
Exclusive: Hot off co-writing Trance for director Danny Boyle, Joe Ahearne has sold an untitled supernatural thriller pitch to Warner Bros. Dan Lin will produce under his Lin Pictures banner. Lin’s veep Jon Silk came up with an idea they are keeping under wraps and Ahearne expanded it before they pitched it to the studio and came away with a deal. Silk will be co-producer and WB’s Matt Cherniss is overseeing it. It’s the British writer’s second deal with Warner Bros, which recently hired him to rewrite Elf Quest for Rawson Thurber to direct. Thurber wrote the original draft. Ahearne will write Elf Quest and start the new pitch at the same time. Trance, which stars James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson, is currently in production in London. Boyle will complete the shoot, then put it down to focus on directing the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Danny Boyle Sets Michael Fassbender In ‘Trance’; Story Details Revealed

With the announcement only a few days, director Danny Boyle has already found a star for his next project. He is currently in talks with Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Jane Eyre) to join his art heist thriller Trance. [THR, Variety]

The modestly budgeted film (think Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours) is actually a remake of Joe Ahearne‘s 2001 British thriller of the same name. Ahearne has worked on Doctor Who and This Life, as well as creator of Ultraviolet and Apparitions. Described in the “dark, sexy, hard-edged tone of Boyle films like Shallow Grave and Trainspotting,” check out a synopsis below. Fassbender would be playing “the shady leader of the gang who partners with the assistant.”

An assistant at an auction house masterminds the heist and teams up with a gang of thieves, but suffers a blow to the head and wakes up with amnesia. He is the only one who knows where
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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases: December 7th - Whale Watching With the Cronos Videodrome

It is a very light week for horror DVDs with a few re-releases on Blu-ray of newer classics, starting with the "New Flesh" that is Videodrome as well as Guillermo del Toro's Cronos.

Other releases this week that are worthy of any mention include a blood-soaked whale-watching trip, an entomologist who started a human collection instead, and a television mini-series about exorcism.

Videodrome (Criterion Collection) (1983)

Directed by David Cronenberg

Starring James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson

When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome. As he unearths the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation. Renn's ordinary life dissolves around him, and he finds himself at the center of
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BBC's 'Apparitions' still struggling

Controversial BBC drama Apparitions had another fall in the ratings last night (Thursday). Episode three of the supernatural series, which stars Martin Shaw as a priest specialising in exorcisms, drew just 2.71m (11.6%) in the 9pm hour. The figure is down significantly on the 4.62m (20.6%) who tuned in for the first episode a fortnight ago. Comfortably winning the slot was ITV1's I'm A Celebrity, with 7.54m (32.3%) for the hour. On BBC Two, Never Mind The Buzzcocks pulled in 1.83m (7.8%), then The Graham Norton Show kept 1.32m (5.6%). At 10pm, Lead Balloon drew 0.99m (5%). On Channel 4, The Jacksons Are Coming - a documentary following members of the Jackson 5 looking for a house in Devon - interested 1.52m (6.5%). ITV1 also won the 8pm hour last night with The Bill, which took 5.13m (22.9%). BBC One's Little (more)
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'Apparitions' takes a ratings dive

The BBC's controversial drama Apparitions lost almost 2 million viewers last night (Thursday), plummeting below the 3 million mark. The second episode of the series, which stars Martin Shaw as a priest who practices exorcisms, drew 2.88m (12.6%) to BBC One in the 9pm hour. Last week the drama opened with an encouraging 4.62m (20.6%). Apparitions lost out to the might of I'm A Celebrity, which pulled in an impressive 8.05m (35.5%) for ITV1 between 8pm and 10pm. Earlier on BBC One, the latest episode of Little Dorrit drew 3.81m (17%) at 8pm, then The People's Hospital brought in 2.43m (10.6%). BBC One had the most-watched show of the day with EastEnders, which pulled in 8.1m (38.2%) at 7.30pm. ITV1's Emmerdale managed 6.95m (34%). Hollyoaks picked up 1.71m (8.5%) for Channel 4 at 6.30pm (+1: 60k, 0.3%), (more)
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