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Now, the news has been confirmed, and an actress has been named too – Elodie Yung. She’s been seen before in G.I. Joe: Retaliation and District 13: Ultimatum. She also popped up in the American Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie back in 2011.
“After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity,” said Marvel TV bigwig Jeph Loeb.
“Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous comic book relationships to life with »
Marvel has announced today that Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, District 13: Ultimatum) has joined the cast of Daredevil. Yung will play Elektra, a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle. The first season of Daredevil made reference to Elektra, but now Yung will portray one of Daredevil's fan-favorite characters. Elektra marks the most recent major addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as she will join Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in the upcoming season of the Netflix Original Series. "After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity," said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb in a statement today. "Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous »
The Marvel/Netflix series isn’t making an appearance at Comic-Con this year, but Daredevil still plans on getting attention. In the second major casting announcement in a month, Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, District 13: Ultimatum) has been tapped to play Elektra. Season 2 of Marvel's Daredevil, the first of four Marvel series for Netflix, will be released in 2016. Played by Jennifer Garner in the Daredevil feature, Elektra is a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock's… »
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A mysterious, thus far only referenced woman from Matt Murdock’s past, Elektra’s dangerous ways may be more than the lawyer-by-day/vigilante-by-night can handle. The character was portrayed on the big screen by Jennifer Garner, first opposite Ben Affleck in Daredevil and then in a standalone film.
Move over, Jennifer Garner—there's a new Elektra heading our way and we could not be more excited about it! E! News has learned that Marvel's Daredevil is going to introduce the major comic book character in season two. So who nabbed the game-changing role? Meet your new Elektra: French actress Elodie Yung! The G.I. Joe: Retaliation and District 13: Ultimatum star will take on the role previously played by Garner in the 2003 Daredevil movie and the 2005 Elektra spinoff film. The Netflix series' version of Elektra is described as a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock's (Charlie Cox) past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle. She was actually »
Hollywood producer Steven Paul has teamed with Thai real estate mogul Pimol Srivikorn to launch movie production company Good Times Films.
The company will focus on film production in Thailand with annual output of 2 or 3 movies per year. All will be shot in English. Movies will be jointly financed by Paul and Srivikorn and be made with fully financed budgets of $3 million-$50 million. Some are likely to be structured as co-productions with Chinese companies, in which case Good Times would provide up to 20% of the budget.
Distribution, including in Thailand, will be effected through the multi-territory deal between Paul’s Sp International and Sony Pictures Releasing that was signed earlier this year.
First up will be the previously announced “Born to Be Ghosts,” which will shoot from early 2016 predominantly in China and partially in Thailand and be directed by Patrick Alessandrin (“District 13: Ultimatum”). “Born” is a $35 million thriller being »
- Patrick Frater
Sp International and China’s C2M Media Group have agreed to co-produce “Born to Be Ghosts,” a stylized thriller that will be directed by France’s Patrick Alessandrin.
The film, pitched as a “new twist on the ‘Magnificent Seven’ genre,” is budgeted at $35 million. It will shoot predominantly in China in the first quarter of 2016.
C2M will handle Chinese and Asian rights and Spi the rest of the world. North American distribution rights will be handled through Spi’s deal with Sony Pictures. Release is set a year later, in the first quarter of 2017.
The agreement was completed in Cannes and is in addition to the earlier pact to
co-produce $50 million China-u.S. action film “High Speed.”
- Patrick Frater
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