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Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo, Ruben Fleischer of claudeismydog, and Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson of Demarest Films produced. UTA handled the domestic sale while The Solution was selling international markets at the American Film Market.
Max Nichols, the son of Mike Nichols, shot “Two Night Stand” in his feature debut a year ago from Mark Hammer’s script. The film was lensed in 19 days in Brooklyn and centered on a couple going through a regrettable one-night stand and waking up trapped together in a tiny apartment in a New York City blizzard.
“We shot it a year ago during Hurricane Sandy, which really played into the movie,” Flynn said recently. “It was a Black List script and »
- Dave McNary
As Bruce Campbell proved to us all last week when he debunked the previous week’s announcement that Army of Darkness 2 was on its way, news of impending horror sequels should probably always be taken with a grain of salt. Countless sequels have been announced over the years, only to drop off the face of the earth shortly thereafter. It’s just the nature of the game, in a fickle business like the movie-making one.
Back in August we took a look at ten of those sequels that we’re still waiting to see, and today I’ve got ten more for ya. They were all planned, they were all announced, but none of them ever actually happened!
28 Months Later
A few months before the 2007 DVD release of 28 Days Later’s sequel 28 Weeks Later, the now defunct company Fox Atomic teased a third film, implying that the future of the »
- John Squires
Italian distribution company Adler Entertainment is making its Afm debut with ambitious plans to release between 15 and 18 titles a year, just as the country’s movie market is in flux following a drastic downsizing of Silvio Berlusconi’s Medusa film unit.
Unlike Eagle, which was purchased by Franco Tunisian entrepreneur Tarak Ben Ammar in 2007 after Italo banks claimed it had become financially overexposed, Adler is financed by private capital.“Italy is a very strange market, full of opportunity right now,” says Dammicco, noting that neither the majors nor anyone else has stepped in to fill the gap left by Medusa since the Italo box office has been sagging partly due to the country’s economic crisis. That, in turn, has caused pic »
- Nick Vivarelli
Veteran producer Beau Flynn has truly been operating in two opposite worlds of filmmaking as the American Film Market launches.
He’s only a few weeks from having wrapped on “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” with MGM and Paramount splitting a $100 million-plus budget and Dwayne Johnson starring. And his micro-budget comedy “Two Night Stand” is for sale at Afm with The Solution Entertainment Group handling foreign markets and screening for distributors; UTA is handling domestic sales.
“I just finished ‘Hercules,’ which is about as different from ‘Two-Night Stand’ as can be,” Flynn said. “ ‘Hercules’ is the anti-micro romantic comedy — it’s set in 358 B.C. with a crew of 1,100 and a 93-day shoot in Budapest.”
- Dave McNary
Jose Pablo Cantillo and director Neill Blomkamp have form together, since Cantillo is on screens now as Sandro in the District 9 director’s latest sci-fi film Elysium. So it’s not shocking to learn that the actor has scored a role in Blomkamp’s new project, Chappie.Blomkamp regular Sharlto Copley is already aboard to voice the title character, an advanced robot designed for law enforcement that is stolen by two gangsters (Die Antwoord’s Ninja and Yolandi Visser) for their own criminal ends.Cantillo’s playing a fellow criminal named Yankie who also has plans for the stolen machine. Blomkamp’s in pre-production on the film now, and plans to kick off shooting in Johannesburg later this year. Blomkamp and Copley stopped by our Pod-booth recently, and you can listen to their entertaining chat below.As for Cantillo, he’ll next show up in psychic thriller Solace alongside Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins, »
Colin Farrell plays a brutal serial killer with possible supernatural powers in Solace, due out next year, but on Monday, Aug. 5, he was all cuddles and sweetness while enjoying a day at the beach with his son Henry. The 37-year-old dad was photographed looking incredibly fit and perfectly tanned in Malibu as he held his adorable 3-year-old after playing in the surf. (Henry's mom is ex-girlfriend Alicja Bachleda. Farrell is also father to 9-year-old James with ex-girlfriend Kim Bordenave.) Father and son sported matching wet hair, but [...] »
Exclusive: After a strong start with the Richard Linklater-directed Before Midnight, Castle Rock Entertainment is extending its relationship with Jacob Pechenik’s Venture Forth Productions to finance more films. The next two film projects in this burgeoning relationship are the Amy Herzog-scripted Daughter Of The Bride and the Frank Baldwin-scripted crime thriller Pure. They are out to directors and intend to shoot both films early next year. Crp retains its first look deal at Warner Bros, where it has long been based. Scripted by Obie Award-winning playwright Herzog, Daughter Of The Bride is a romantic comedy is a romantic comedy centering on a fiercely independent single woman whose values are shaken when her similarly independent mother impulsively decides to get remarried and asks her daughter to plan the wedding. Herzog’s plays include 4000 Miles and Belleville and this is her first film script. Marc Lawrence and his Banter »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
"Elusion," a heady young adult novel revolving around two teens in love, is set for release in March but Silver Reel films and FlynnPictureCo already snatched up the movie rights. The story is about the young couple who enjoy participating in a game their friend created where hypnosis is used to take someone's mind to a virtual world. However, as these things go, there's something nefarious going on. The book is being compared to Inception and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Authors Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam are already at work on the book's sequel "Etherworld" is set to hit shelves in 2015. The production companies together made the movie Solace starring Colin Farrell and Abbie Cornish. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Exclusive: Silver Reel and FlynnPictureCo have preemptively closed a deal for screen rights to Elusion, an upcoming young-adult novel written by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam that is to be the first in a two-book series. Elusion gets published next March as a lead title for Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins. The sequel, Etherworld, comes out in 2015. Beau Flynn will produce through his Fpc banner along with Claudia Bluemhuber, who will oversee for Silver Reel. Wendy Jacobson will oversee for FlynnPictureCo. Elusion is a contemporary sci-fi thriller about two love-struck teenagers who discover that the wildly popular game created by their wunderkind best friend, which uses deep hypnosis to transport users to a virtual alternate world, is actually much more sinister than it appears. It visits territory covered in Inception and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. ICM Partners and Fletcher & Co repped the authors. Fpc is currently in production on »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Today we have the first photo from the upcoming "Solace" mystery thriller, giving us a look at Anthony Hopkins and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film also stars Colin Farrell and Abbie Cornish. Check out the photo below. In the movie, Hopkins plays a psychic crime analyst called out of retirement to help an FBI agent (Morgan) and his young partner (Cornish) solve a series of grisly and bizarre murders by a killer (Farrell) with supernatural powers. "Solace" is directed by Afonso Poyart (2 Rabbits) from a screenplay by Ted Griffin (Ocean's Eleven), James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man), and Peter Morgan (The Queen). A release date has yet to be set. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
Pic is based on the true story of Gary Webb, a reporter who becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Close will play a fellow reporter with the L.A. Times and close friend of Webb.
Pic is currently in production.
- Justin Kroll
A first look photo of Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in Philomena, Anthony Hopkins and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the supernatural serial killer thriller Solace, and some beautiful concept art from Thor: The Dark World and Elysium.
There's also two new one-sheets for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, character posters for Seventh Son, and a new one-sheet for 300: Rise of an Empire.
"A breakdown of the 'Man of Steel' novelisation reveals one key scene that didn't make the cut - a young Clark going to the doctor's for a hearing test and in the process blasting out the medical center's windows when he screams too loud…" (full details)
- Garth Franklin
Anthony Hopkins watches as Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish draw their guns on a suspect in the first photo for Solace. Afonso Poyart directs this indie thriller, which is wrapping principal photography in Atlanta this week, about a retired crime analyst with psychic abilities who is brought in to help the FBI catch a killer (Colin Farrell). Take a look at the photo, then read on to see what director Afonso Poyart had to say about the story.
The script was co-written by some of Hollywood's biggest writers, with Ted Griffin (Ocean's Eleven), James Vanderbilt (White House Down), and Disney production president Sean Bailey sharing a screenplay credit, and Peter Morgan (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) polishing the most recent draft. Afonso Poyart revealed that he was drawn to the balance of the story and the characters.
"This film has the perfect balance of structure, story and strong characters. I »
Universal Pictures has released a new image from director Jeff Wadlow’s upcoming sequel Kick-Ass 2, and this time it’s all about The Mother F%&*^r. Christopher Mintz-Plasse is seen checking out his new look as the aptly-named supervillain, sporting an outfit that is at once sinister and sexually suggestive. The film’s red-band trailers promise that Wadlow isn’t holding back for the R-rated follow-up, and I’m eager to see more of the character interplay between Mintz-Plasse, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Chloe Grace Moretz. The film opens in theaters on August 16th. Additionally, the first image from the supernatural thriller Solace has been unveiled. The film centers on a former doctor with psychic abilities who gets roped in by the FBI to aid in a serial killer case. Anthony Hopkins plays the doctor, while Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish are FBI agents working to track down the killer, »
- Adam Chitwood
Colin Farrell also stars. Afonso Poyart (Two Rabbits) directs. Solace was written by Sean Bailey, Ted Griffin, James Vanderbilt, and Peter Morgan. It originated at New Line but never came together so producers Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson, and Matthias Emcke got it back and obtained financing through Claudia Blumheuber’s Silver Reel.
The story centers on a former doctor with psychic abilities (Hopkins) who is drawn into a serial-killer case, only to find that the killer (Farrell) is a psychic as well - so the two men can detect each other's moves. Morgan is playing a veteran FBI agent heading the investigation of a series of grisly murders. He recruits Hopkins' character to help catch the killer.
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- Uncle Creepy
The indie supernatural thriller Solace is finishing shooting this week in Atlanta and just debuted a first look photo featuring Abbie Cornish, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Anthony Hopkins. Afonso Poyart‘s supernatural thriller was written by Sean Bailey, Ted Griffin, James Vanderbilt, and Peter Morgan and also stars Colin Farrell as a killer with supernatural powers along with Marley Shelton, Xander Berkeley, Sharon Lawrence, Janine Turner and Matt Gerald. This time Hopkins is on the right side of the law as a former doctor and psychic crime analyst who comes out of retirement to help two FBI agents (Cornish and Morgan) solve a string of mysterious...
- Nick Martin
It's not often that indie films dabble in the supernatural or sci-fi elements, but when they do, that's when some of the greatest movie magic can happen. One intriguing new indie on the way is Solace, from 2 Rabbits director Afonso Poyart, which is finishing shooting this week in Atlanta and just debuted a first look photo on line. Anthony Hopkins is on the right side of the law as a psychic crime analyst called out of retirement to help a seasoned FBI agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his young partner (Abbie Cornish) solve a series of grisly and bizarre murders by a killer with supernatural powers played by Colin Farrell. Here's the first look at Afonso Poyart's Solace from THR: Poyart says, "This film has the perfect balance of structure, story and strong characters. I was particularly attracted to the opportunity to explore the cinematic potential of the script »
- Ethan Anderton
Today we have our first look at Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish and Anthony Hopkins in the upcoming thriller Solace. Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, the image shows the three actors in their FBI outfits confronting what looks to be a suspect.
Production is now wrapping up on the film, which was directed by 2 Rabbits helmer Afonso Poyart and scripted by James Vanderbilt and Peter Morgan, who gave the original script (by Ted Griffin and Sean Bailey) a re-write.
The story follows “a retired psychic crime analyst (Anthony Hopkins) who comes back for one more job with a younger agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). With the help of a woman played by Abbie Cornish, they must solve bizarre murders carried out by a serial killer (Colin Farrell), who has a few supernatural powers.
Depending on the route they go with this one, it could turn out to be a silly, forgettable thriller or, »
- Matt Joseph
Solace has unveiled its first image.
Hopkins plays a psychic crime analyst who comes out of retirement to help two FBI agents (Cornish and Morgan) solve a string of mysterious murderers.
I’m always a sucker for murder mysteries and the dark thriller Solace could be another one for myself, and many others, to seek out.
We’ve the first official image from the film still shooting in Atlanta. It stars Anthony Hopkins as a former doctor with psychic capabilities, drawn into the case with a team of FBI agents, which include Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish, as they hunt down sadistic serial-killer Colin Farrell. Making things a little more interesting is the fact the dangerous man they’re attempting to track down also boasts the same talent as the man brought in to help.
- Craig Hunter
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