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Producer-director Christian Alvart’s Berlin-based production company Syrreal Entertainment has entered a working partnership with the Chinese production house Jiabo Culture to produce the $20m fantasy adventure film Fox Mission as the first of a slate of joint projects.
Steeped in Chinese mythology, the fantasy fairytale will be directed by Alvart at locations in Beijing and Berlin from this autumn.
Canadian executive producer May He, who will be liaising between the German and Chinese production partners on the project, pointed out that fantasy action films have “great potential“ in China and said that having Alvart on board as director for the Chinese story increased the probability of international success.
The partnership on Fox Mission is the latest of a number of alliances sealed between Germany and China in recent weeks following the announcement in April that Sam Raimi and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck had received backing »
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*an online screener of this film was provided by producer Laurie Sheldon. Director/writer: Travis Milloy. Cast: Christopher Soren Kelly and Cassandra Clark. The Latin word Somnio can be defined as looking into a dream. And, much of Travis Milloy's (Pandorum) first feature, Somnio, is somewhat like that of a daydream, but more of a nightmare. One protagonist is forced to relive a sequence of events, over and over again. Smallish in nature, this film is also a bit of mystery. Is the central character, Frank (Christopher Soren Kelly), guilty of governmental transgressions? Or, has he been wrongly imprisoned? Milloy's script will keep you guessing until the end as themes of surveillance and the over-reliance on tech' weave their way into the narrative. Somnio is a decent indie entry into the science fiction and mystery genres. There are a number of differences between indie titles and major productions. Major »
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Okay, from what I can piece together, Christian Alvart and writer Christoph Darnstädt (Das Experiment) have brought a long running German detective show called "Tatort" to the big screen in a Bourne kind of way. The first trailer for the Pandorum director's latest German genre piece has emerged and, not surprisingly, it's pretty awesome.
Warner Brotehrs is poised to release the film overseas on February 4, 2016, but I have no information on domestical releasing.
Action-packed and more elaborate than ever before, Til Schweiger plays forensic Chief Inspector Nick Tschill [Continued ...] »
How big a star is Til Schweiger in his native Germany? Well, how's this for an indicator: After appearing in just four episodes of long running German cop show Tatort - a series that has been more or less in continuous production since 1970 - the Inglorious Basterds support player has gone and landed himself a spinoff movie of his own. To put it in context that'd be like taking a four episode character from Law And Order and giving them their own film. Titled Tschiller: Off Duty in Germany - and apparently Nick: Off Duty everywhere else, because that title is going to inspire people to seek it out - Antibodies and Pandorum director Christian Alvart directs.Tough Hamburg cop Nick Tschiller lost his wife...
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4 items from 2016
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