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Demonic possession movie number 36,149 is getting ready to compel you into watching it! Read on for the first artwork and word on the upcoming flick Forbidden Girl! Look for it on DVD August 12th from Inception Media Group.
From the Press Release
A young man must resist the seductive lure of an ancient witch or be condemned to an eternal life on the dark side in The Forbidden Girl, possessing DVD August 12th from Inception Media Group.
Toby (Peter Gadiot; "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," Night Wolf), a troubled young man who lost his girlfriend in a tragic accident, begins to put his life back together after spending years in a psychiatric institute. Upon his release, he takes a job tutoring a beautiful woman (Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen) who lives in her aunt’s lonely mansion.
When Toby suspects his student is possessed, his haunting memories return; and unexplainable, supernatural occurrences drive him from the house. »
- Steve Barton
Meryl Streep is being tipped to play famed opera singer Maria Callas in HBO's telemovie "Master Class". Mike Nichols helms the adaptation of Terrence McNally's play about Callas' days teaching students at New York City's Juilliard School in 1971. [Source: THR]
Alicia Vikander ("A Royal Affair," "The Seventh Son") is closing a deal to star with Michael Fassbender in the Derek Cianfrance-directed adaptation of M.L. Stedman's novel "The Light Between Oceans" for DreamWorks.
The story follows a lighthouse keeper on a remote island in Australia who, with his wife, rescues a baby they find in a rowboat and raise it as their own. The Swedish actress is expected to shoot both it and Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" this Fall. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Since breaking through with A Royal Affair and Anna Karenina, Alicia Vikander has been on an enviable run of good gigs. That streak shows no sign of slowing down, as she’s close to a deal to join The Light Between Oceans and is the top choice for The Danish Girl.The Light Between Oceans, as you may already know, boasts Derek Cianfrance adapting M.L. Steadman’s novel, with Michael Fassbender starring. Vikander would co-star in the story about a lighthouse keeper and his wife living on a remote, windswept island of the coast of Australia. When they find a baby in a rowboat after a particularly nasty storm, they start to raise it as their own, but it proves to be a test for both of them, not to mention their morality.As for The Danish Girl, that has Les Miserables’ Tom Hooper teaming back up with Eddie Redmayne »
Today brings news of not one but two buzzy new projects for Swedish actress Alicia Vikander. She’ll star alongside Michael Fassbender in Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of the M.L. Stedman novel, The Light Between Oceans, and has also been offered the lead female role in Les Miserables director Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, alongside Eddie Redmayne.
Vikander isn’t a huge name just yet, but may be familiar to stateside audiences for her roles in Anna Karenina and A Royal Affair. She also recently appeared in the Julian Assange biopic The Fifth Estate. Looking at the actress’s schedule, she’s gunning for a spot atop any new Hollywood A-List. In addition to these two hugely promising movies, she’s starring in Seventh Son, Son of a Gun, Ex Machina, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Tulip Fever.
We had cause to be excited about The Light Between Oceans even before Vikander came aboard, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The film will be based on David Ebershoff’s novel of the same name, a fictionalized account of the life of married Danish painters Einar and Gerda Wegener. In 1930, Einar Wegener underwent the surgery and became Lili Elbe.
Since breaking out in the critically acclaimed “A Royal Affair,” Vikander is moving to join the ranks of Hollywood’s next generation of leading ladies.
She is repped by UTA, »
- Justin Kroll
If one looks up the term “rising star,” there’s a great chance that Alicia Vikander‘s photo will be alongside it. Following her break-out roles in A Royal Affair and Anna Karenina, we just got done discussing how she has the major studio films (The Seventh Son, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), the romantic drama (Tulip Fever), the promising sci-fi drama (Ex Machina), […] »
- Leonard Pearce
I like Scott Derrickson's movies and he's a fun guy to follow on Twitter and for those reasons I'm not sure how to feel when it comes to the news he will direct Marvel's Dr. Strange. It's certainly a gig that can raise his profile and it's also a nice change of scenery as he's been directing horror films for some time now, including 2012's Sinister and his upcoming film this summer Deliver Us from Evil (7/2), but is that worth the trade-off that is working under Marvel's thumbc Kung Fu Panda scribes, Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger, were last known to be writing the script when names such as Mark Andrews (Brave co-director), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), Dean Israelite (Welcome to Yesterday) and Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) were said to be up for the directing gig. Levine, last we heard, was a possible candidate for the now-vacant Ant-Man chair. »
- Brad Brevet
The best actor award for Charlie.s Country.s David Gulpilil in Certain Regard and a standing ovation for David Michôd's thriller The Rover capped off a memorable Cannes Film Festival and market for Australian cinema.
It was that rare combination of critical acclaim for the Aussie films that screened in the festival and a solid volume of deal-making for films that were sold at the market.
.We had consistent feedback from sales agents and buyers on the calibre of Australian talent and projects, which they are tracking with real interest,. Screen Australia head of marketing Kathleen Drumm tells If.
.Producers reported fewer but quality meetings as momentum around Australia continues to enable good marketplace access. However it remains hard to raise finance without high profile cast, directorial talent, demonstrable marketing hooks, clarity on audience and a budget that matches a project's commerciality.
.Sales for Australian films were solid despite the reported soft marketplace, »
- Don Groves
If you're not following Mads Mikkelsen career as of late, well then, you're doing something wrong. He currently stars as Hannibal Lecter in NBCs stunning "Hannibal," can do period pieces a la "A Royal Affair" and is perhaps one of the best Bond villains of all time. Now, thanks to The Playlist, we have a clip of more Mikkelsen badassery from his upcoming film "Age Of Uprising: The Legend Of Michael Kohlhaas." Based on the novel "Michael Kohlhaas," by Heinrich von Kleist, "Age Of Uprising: The Legend Of Michael Kohlhaas" stars Mikkelsen as a sixteenth century man who resorts to crime when justice isn't served. In the trailer we see a silent Mikkelsen, staring intently at the man accusing him of having a wicked heart. He's also wielding a sword; a sword he will no doubt use eventually."Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas," which is directed by Arnaud des Pallières, »
- Eric Eidelstein
At least 17 Australian films look set to be released theatrically in the Us this year following the latest batch of deals announced in Cannes. If that's how it pans out, that will be an all-time record, or the highest in the last few decades. The previous high point was 1997 when 15 features were distributed in the Us, according to Screen Australia, whose records go back to 1985.
The preponderance of VOD-targeted deals with limited theatrical play-off partly explains the upswing this year. Only five Australian features got theatrical exposure in the Us in 2012 and seven in 2011, according to Screen Australia's research.
Main Street Films bought Tim Winton.s The Turning, A24 picked up Julius Avery.s crime thriller Son of a Gun and XLrator Media collared Tony Mahony and Angus Sampson.s dark comedy The Mule. Murali Thuralli.s post-Apocalyptic drama One will also be released in the Us by Main »
- Don Groves
At least 17 Australian films will be released theatrically in the Us this year following the latest batch of deals announced in Cannes. If that isn.t a record, it must be close, albeit that some of those deals are VOD-driven, with a limited theatrical release. Main Street Films bought Tim Winton.s The Turning, A24 picked up Julius Avery.s crime thriller Son of a Gun and XLrator Media collared Tony Mahony and Angus Sampson.s dark comedy The Mule. Murali Thuralli.s post-Apocalyptic drama One will also be released in the Us by Main Street Films but that won.t be until next year (see separate story). .The number of Us deals secured for the latest crop of Australian films demonstrates the strength and international audience appeal of Australian storytelling,. Kathleen Drumm, head of marketing at Screen Australia, tells If from Cannes. .Expanding platforms offer new ways into the »
- Don Groves
• Lionsgate has purchased the North American rights for Dark Blood, the last film starring River Phoenix (My Own Private Idaho) before he passed away in 1993. Directed and written by George Sluizer (The Vanishing), the upcoming thriller follows the story of Boy (Phoenix), a young widower living as a hermit on a nuclear testing site in the desert. While traveling solo on his “second” honeymoon, Boy discovers a stranded Hollywood couple. Desiring the woman, Boy decides to hold them captive because he finds himself under the impression that he can create a better world with her. The upcoming drama, set to be released via VOD, »
- Pamela Gocobachi
Altitude Film Sales is selling international rights and hosted a market screening for the film in Cannes. Timothy White at Southern Light Films produced the movie, which was backed by Screen Australia. Hopscotch Entertainment One will release the film in Australia and New Zealand.
Pic centers around the relationship between between Australia’s highest profile criminal and his young protege.
A former commercials director, Avery, is considered one of Australia’s most promising new helmers, along with David Michod. His 2008 short film “Jerrycan” won Cannes’ jury prize and best short at the AFI.
- Elsa Keslassy
The film will be directed by Swedish director Bjorn Runge and shot in Sweden next winter and spring. Producers are Rosalie Swedlin for Anonymous Content together with Meta Louise Foldager for Meta Film Stockholm and Swedish producers Maria Dahlin and Gila Ulfung.
Producers are starting the process of casting the male lead.
Wolitzer’s novel, published in 2003, centers on a 64-year-old woman deciding to leave her novelist husband during a trip to receive the fictional Helsinki Prize. Jane Anderson’s adaptation shifts the setting to Stockholm during the couple’s journey to the Nobel Award ceremony in Stockholm.
The film will shoot primarily in Stockholm in both English and Swedish languages.
“The first time I read ‘The Wife,’ I was instantly inspired by the story of love, »
- Dave McNary
Cannes– Aiming to ramp up its international TV activity and tap into Scandinavia’s booming talent pool, Studiocanal and pay TV giant Canal Plus are teaming with writers Soren Sveistrup (“The Killing”), Adam Price (“Borgen”), and producer Meta Louise Foldager (“A Royal Affair”) to launch Sam Production.
Named after the three key creative forces: Soren, Adam and Meta, Sam aims at partnering up with the strongest Scandinavian creative talents in the TV drama and film industries in order to deliver TV skeins for the international market.
Foldager will serve as partner, CEO and executive producer for the company. Soren Sveistrup and Adam Price, also partners and exec producers, will create and write their own TV series for the shingle.
A European major, Studiocanal handles co-production, acquisition, international sales and distribution in France, »
- Elsa Keslassy
Studiocanal and its parent Canal Plus Group are partnering with key Scandinavian talent to produce TV series for the international market. Together, they have created Sam Productions which is named after its three principals: Søren Sveistrup, Adam Price, and Meta Louise Foldager. Each of the three comes with significant credits. Sveistrup is creator and writer of the original Danish series The Killing and exec producer of the U.S. version. He will create and write his own series and executive produce other projects. Price created Denmark’s Borgen and is also the host of a TV cooking show and author of several cookbooks. He will be a partner in the same capacity as Sveistrup. Foldager, whose feature producing credits include A Royal Affair and Melancholia, will be CEO of Copenhagen-based Sam and a producer and exec producer on upcoming projects. She will also still run her own production shingle Meta Film. »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
To mark the release of The Ealing Studios Rarities collection Volume 13 on 19th May, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.
It Happened in Paris (1935)
In the City of Light, millionaire’s son and budding artist Paul falls in love with the beautiful Jacqueline. Believing she will find him more interesting if he can convince her he is poor, Paul finds himself in the midst of a romantic and rather amusing tangle.
Autumn Crocus (1934)
Jenny Grey, an attractive schoolteacher in her mid-thirties, has never had a meaningful romance – until she falls in love with Andreas Steiner, the cheerful, handsome owner of the guesthouse in which she is staying during her holiday in the Tyrol. Andreas, however, is a happily married man with a small daughter.
The Dictator (1935)
Loosely based on real events in eighteenth-century Denmark, The Dictator depicts the tempestuous marriage of King Christian VII and his English consort, »
Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is best known Stateside for playing the Bond villain Le Chiffre in Casino Royale and the cannibalistic Dr. Hannibal Lecter on television's Hannibal. More traditional hero roles come to him in his homeland, where he's fronted such acclaimed dramas as Suanne Bier's After The Wedding, the gorgeous historical romance A Royal Affair, and the Academy Award-nominated The Hunt. But now this Dane will take on the most American hero archetype with a new western, The Salvation. And you can get a taste of its tension in the above trailer. Directed by Danish filmmaker Kristian Levring, The Salvation is a co-production between Denmark, the United Kingdom and South Africa. And as you can see above, it has portions in English and Danish. But the screenplay by Levring and Anders Thomas Jensen is devotedly American Western, from its take of revenge, a rebellious cowboy, a desert setting and »
The ‘Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas’ has been unleashed in the film’s official trailer and photos. The historical drama, which was written and directed by Arnaud des Pallières, is set to be released on May 30 in theaters and On Demand. The following synopsis for ‘Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas,’ which was nominated for six César Awards, including Best Actor for Mads Mikkelsen in the title role, has been released: An arresting medieval epic starring Mads Mikkelsen (‘A Royal Affair,’ ‘Valhalla Rising,’ ‘Hannibal’), ‘Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas explores the high cost of vengeance. With the age of feudalism in decline, [ Read More ]
The post See the Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas in Offical Trailer and Photos appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
Many might recognize Mads Mikkelsen from his superb work on the sublime NBC series, Hannibal, but the veteran Dane has quite the list of feature film work to his credit as well. One of his latest works is writer-director Arnaud des Pallières' Age of Uprising: The legend of Michael Kohlhaas, an adaptation of German author Heinrich von Kleist's novella based on the 16th-century vigilante Hans Kohlhase. While none of the above names are likely to strike a chord with the American public at large, the themes that drive Age of Uprising should, since they center on the title character who is wronged by the ruling class, and then sets out in search of justice. The first look at the film in the new Age of Uprising trailer draws comparisons to Robin Hood and Braveheart, while showing (for many) a whole new side to Mikkelsen. Hit the jump to »
- Dave Trumbore
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