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The Weinstein Company has bought the English language rights to remake the Italian comedy “Perfetti Sconosciuti” (“Perfect Strangers”).
The original Italian-language film was produced by Medusa Film S.P.A and directed by Paolo Genovese, who also wrote the script along with Rolando Ravello, Paolo Costella, Filippo Bologna and Paola Mammini. The remake is being produced by Gianni Nunnari and TWC is in the midst of signing on additional producers.
Fabrizio Lombardo, who brought the project to TWC, will executive produce along with Rick Yorn. TWC is developing the script and has worldwide distribution rights for the adaptation.
“Perfetti Sconosciuti” grossed over $16 million last year at the Italian box office. The film won two David di Donatello awards for best picture and best screenplay, and scored a total of nine nominations.
Film Review: ‘Perfect Strangers’
The film screened at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival where it won the best screenplay »
- Dave McNary
Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin has been named in a fraud lawsuit by financing company Rka Film Financing, stemming from his days as a board member of the now-defunct Relativity Media. The company, which has a long and contentious legal history with former Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, filed an updated claim on Thursday about the “repeated misrepresentations about an illusory investment opportunity” in the studio behind films like Henry Cavill’s “Immortals” and the recent Zach Galifianakis comedy “Masterminds.” In a claim filed in New York State Supreme Court, Rka said that Relativity borrowed money for P&A — prints, »
- Matt Donnelly
It was revealed today that Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Riddick, Oculus, Don't Knock Twice) will play the lead role of Mackenzie 'Mack' Wilson in the sci-fi thriller Origin Unknown, and that Content Media has come on board to handle worldwide sales. UK-based Coffee & Cigarettes who act as executive producers on the film brokered the deal with Content Media to represent the film. Here's what Eduardo Panizzo of Coffee & Cigarettes had to say in his statement about the new deal.
"We are delighted to be working with Content Media on this project, they have an exceptional track record and a proven history of success in the Sci-Fi genre."
Origin Unknown is being directed by Hasraf 'HaZ' Dullul (Project Kronos, Sync) an award nominated visual effects artist (Hellboy II, The Dark Knight) who recently signed on to direct the much-anticipated Robin Hood reboot, Robin Hood 2058, produced by Atlas Entertainment (Suicide Squad, »
Katee Sackhoff is no stranger to space. She’s faced otherworldly horrors before in Battlestar Galactica and Riddick, and now she’s setting her sights on Mars in the new sci-fi thriller Origin Unknown.
Press Release: February 2, 2017 – It was revealed today that Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Riddick, Oculus, Don’t Knnock Twice) will play the lead role of Mackenzie ‘Mack’ Wilson in the sci-fi thriller Origin Unknown, and that Content Media has come on board to handle worldwide sales.
UK-based Coffee & Cigarettes who act as executive producers on the film brokered the deal with Content Media to represent the film.
Eduardo Panizzo of Coffee & Cigarettes said, “We are delighted to be working with Content Media on this project, they have an exceptional track record and a proven history of success in the Sci-Fi genre.”
- Derek Anderson
Exclusive: Henry Cavill has flown to Wme. He had been repped by CAA, which made his deals for the Superman films at DC and Warner Bros. Cavill most recently starred in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will wear the cape in Justice League and more Superman and DC tie-in movies. Aside from that, he starred in such films as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Immortals. Cavill will continue to be managed by Dany Garcia and the Garcia… »
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Cult of Chucky, an all-new spellbinding chapter of the Child’s Play thriller franchise, begins principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on January 9, 2017. The seventh film in the blockbuster series will be released in a bone-chilling Unrated Version on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD in fall 2017 — just in time for Halloween. Packed with the franchise’s signature blend of horror and demented humor, Cult of Chucky is the latest production from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Cult of Chucky, an all-new spellbinding chapter of the Child's Play thriller franchise, began principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada this week, and today we have the first set photos, along with some new promo art. Stars Fiona Dourif and Jennifer Tilly took to social media to share the first images from the Winnipeg set, along with director Don Mancini. The seventh film in the blockbuster series will be released in a bone-chilling Unrated Version on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in fall 2017, just in time for Halloween. Packed with the franchise's signature blend of horror and demented humor, Cult of Chucky is the latest production from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Here's what Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment, had to say in a statement.
"It's hard to believe that it's been nearly 30 years since Chucky first terrified moviegoers in Child's Play. »
Kayti Burt Feb 8, 2017
This review contains minor spoilers and slight references to later episodes.
L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz and its sequels have been adapted for the screen for nearly as long as there has been cinema. There's something about the tale of farmgirl Dorothy Gale being swept into the strange, magical, and sometimes scary land of Oz that has stuck in American popular consciousness and never let go.
Emerald City is the latest addition to the long on-screen Oz tradition, but, for all of the ways it draws from its obvious source material, it's strengths and weakness are defined by other pop »
The world's deadliest Good Guys doll will return in Cult of Chucky, the seventh movie in the Child's Play series. Directed by Don Mancini and featuring the return of franchise stars Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Jennifer Tilly, and Brad Dourif, Cult of Chucky begins production on January 9th and is teased in official plot details and a new teaser trailer that you can watch right now.
Cult of Chucky is slated for a fall 2017 release on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Below, we have the official press release with full details and the new teaser trailer.
Press Release: Universal City, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cult of Chucky, an all-new spellbinding chapter of the Child's Play thriller franchise, begins principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on January 9, 2017. The seventh film in the blockbuster series will be released in a bone-chilling Unrated Version on Blu-ray »
- Derek Anderson
The announcement trailer for the upcoming Child’s Play movie Cult Of Chucky has landed. The film is coming to the home entertainment markets later in the year, courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Here’s the official plot.
Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, »
- Paul Heath
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