Blumhouse Productions are certainly a production company that get around. This year alone they have had a hand in several titles including Whiplash, Unfriended, Insidious Chapter 3 and the forthcoming Sinister 2. Given the box office takings of all of the previously mentioned movies it’s clear that the company know a sound investment when they see one and The Gift seems like another sure thing.
Those familiar with Blumhouse’s usual pick of films (horror) will, after seeing the trailer, be expecting the usual run-of-the-mill fright bonanza, however this is not what The Gift is about at all. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have its share of scares thanks to some devious direction and editing, but The Gift is a much more grounded and terse affair. »
- Kat Smith
Pinewood Cardiff shoot for Relativity-backed remake put on ice.
Production on the remake of cult classic The Crow has been “suspended”, according to multiple sources close to the film.
Pre-production on the multi-million pound feature, which was due to be the first shot at Pinewood Cardiff, has halted, with crew having vacated the studio this week following months of preparation.
While the latest delay to the anticipated film correlates with the financial woes of the film’s Us backer Relativity Media, a source close to Relativity told ScreenDaily that the company still “intends to move forward with producing and releasing The Crow”.
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Johnny Depp crime-drama biopic will play out of competition at the 72nd Biennale.
Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, which tells the true story of notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, will receive its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival (September 2-12) on September 4 in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema at Venice Lido.
Johnny Depp stars as Bulger alongside Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Of Grey), Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead), Rory Cochrane (Argo), Jesse Plemons (Paul) and Kevin Bacon (Apollo 13).
Edgerton plays an FBI agent who forms an alliance with Bulger in an attempt to take down their mutual rival the Italian mob.
Producers are John Lesher, Brian Oliver, Scott Cooper, Patrick McCormick, and Tyler Thompson, with Brett Ratner, James Packer, Peter Mallouk, Ray Mallouk, Christopher Woodrow, Brett Granstaff, Gary Granstaff, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross serving as executive producers.
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Marking the feature-film directing debut of actor Joel Edgerton (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Warrior”), “The Gift” is a brilliantly bleak chiller, a horror film that simultaneously feels like it could go almost anywhere while still ending in a way that feels utterly ordained by everything that’s gone before. It’s a grim bit of business, but it’s also loaded with the kind of laughter that you need when you’re scared, like the vent on a pressure cooker. The story revolves around just three people, but it draws their world around them with exquisite detail and then as tight as a noose. »
- James Rocchi
Starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) in the title role and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (Monster) as Imperator Furiosa, Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film in the franchise’s epic history. A Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures production, Mad Max: Fury Road also stars Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (Conan the Barbarian) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz (Divergent) plays Toast; Riley Keough (Magic Mike) is Capable; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) is Splendid; supermodel Abbey Lee is The Dag; and Courtney Eaton is Fragile. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior. The cast is rounded out by well-known Australian actors John Howard and Richard Carter, supermodel Megan Gale, »
In the end, only the mad will survive when Mad Max: Fury Road arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on September 1 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker George Miller ("Happy Feet") and starring Tom Hardy ("The Dark Knight Rises") in the title role and Oscar winner Charlize Theron ("Monster," "Prometheus") as Imperator Furiosa, Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film in the franchise's epic history. The film will available early on Digital HD starting on August 11.
Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' Mad Max: Fury Road also stars Nicholas Hoult ("X-Men: Days of Future Past") as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne ("Mad Max," "Sleeping Beauty") as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones ("Conan the Barbarian") as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz ("Divergent") plays Toast; Riley Keough ("Magic Mike") is Capable; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ("Transformers: Dark of the Moon »
Are you ready to die historic on the Fury Road? If you missed out on one of the films of the Summer, or simply can't wait to see it again, you're in luck. Today, Warner Bros. has revealed details on Mad Max: Fury Road's blu-ray that's coming out in September. Come inside to learn more!
I've not been so enamored with a film, like I have Mad Max: Fury Road, in a very long time. It's just an amazing piece of cinema, andgorgeously crafted. Since the credits rolled I've been dying to take it home on blu-ray. Now, I know exactly when I'll be able to do that. Warner Bros. announced that Fury Road will hit store shelves on September 1st, which just so happens to coincide with the release of the upcoming Mad Max video game...Interesting. It's gonna be one Hell of a lovely day.
In the end, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
In an age of mega-blockbusters and star-studded dramas, it’s refreshing to see that some people are still wholly committed to middle-of-the-road thriller fare. Enter The Gift, the directorial debut of Animal Kingdom star Joel Edgerton, in which he stars as an unstable psychopath taking revenge on the guy (Jason Bateman) who bullied him back in high school.
The new trailer for the pic establishes an unsettling, edgy tone before segueing into actual footage from the flick, which finds Simon (Bateman) and his young wife Robyn (Rebecca Hall) tentatively reconnecting with Simon’s old classmate Gordo (Edgerton) before realizing there’s something very off about their new acquaintance.
No one’s expecting this flick to win any awards, but it looks like an appropriately tense thriller given the subject matter, albeit a somewhat silly one.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? »
- Isaac Feldberg
So you think Bollywood's action films cannot hope to equal the lofty standards of Fast & Furious and Avengers? Think again. The quality of stunts in our movies has undergone a drastic upgrading. Proof? For Brothers, the Bollywood version of Gavin O'Connor's 2011 actioner Warrior the same action team that did the famous boxing sequences and other stunts in the original has been roped in to do the action in the remake. Apparently, the Hollywood team feels the end-results in the remake are far superior to the original. Confirming this Akshay Kumar, the lead in Brothers says, "That's right. The stunt team from L.A which did our action scenes in Brothers said we surpassed the quality of fights that were shot in the original Hollywood film Warrior!! So that's definitely a film for the world audience to look forward to." Sources close to Brothers say, the film's producers Karan Johar »
- Subhash K. Jha
Stx Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions’ The Gift is a heart-stopping, thought-provoking psychological thriller from producers Jason Blum and Rebecca Yeldham and actor, writer, producer and first-time director Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior), that asks the question: What if someone you wronged long ago reemerged in your life through a chance encounter and what if they can’t get over the past?
Watch the creepy second trailer below.
Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin.
Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years.
As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, »
- Michelle McCue
While Joel Edgerton’s feature film work has been in front of the screen, starring in films such as Warrior and The Great Gatsby, the performer has been stretching his wings in short films for a number of years, exploring both directing and writing in the medium. Later this year, Edgerton will make the jump to feature filmmaking, pulling triple duty on the upcoming horror film The Gift, as he’ll write, direct, and star in the film. The synopsis for the feature can be read below.
A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.
- Deepayan Sengupta
20th Century Fox
“The name’s Bond… James Bond” – an iconic line that has graced the lips of a select few screen legends from the debonair highs of Sean Connery and David Niven to the rough and ready depths of Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig with a dollop of cinema’s finest cheese inbetween ala George Lazenby, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan. But with Daniel Craig’s contract up, everyone is wondering which actor will be next.
There’s no shortage of speculation but if you’re a betting (wo)man you’ll find yourself drawn to some of British film’s finest men of the moment.
In the frame for filling 007’s shoes (and the bookies’ betting cards) include: Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan, The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln, Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill, The Theory of Everything’s Eddie Redmayne, Avatar’s Sam Worthington, »
- Dave Lancaster
Netflix announced today the rollout of its original film initiative with Beasts of No Nation, the powerful new film written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre) and starring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) that will debut Friday, October 16, 2015 worldwide on Netflix, in all territories where the world's leading Internet TV network is available, and on the same day in select U.S. theaters. U.S. film distribution company Bleecker Street will partner with Netflix to distribute the film to theaters.
The Ridiculous Six will be the first of four Adam Sandler films available only on Netflix. The film stars Adam Sandler (Pixels, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Expendables 3, The Longest Yard), Jorge Garcia (Lost, Hawaii Five-0, The Wedding Ringer), Taylor Lautner (Grown Ups 2, The Twilight Series), Rob Schneider (50 First Dates, Grown Ups »
Netflix will roll out a batch of new movies this year, including Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” and “The Ridiculous Six” with Adam Sandler, as it tries to establish itself as a force in the feature film business.
With a ripped-from-the-headlines plot about child soldiers, “Beasts of No Nation” is looking to generate awards heat, scoring a key Oscar contender berth on October 16, 2015. It will go head to head with other awards hopeful “Bridge of Spies,” a Cold War thriller from Steven Spielberg, the horror film “Crimson Peak” and the family film “Goosebumps.” Idris Elba stars in the film, which Fukunaga, hot off “True Detective,” directs. It set off a bidding war that saw Netflix shell out $12 million for the rights.
The film debuts worldwide on Netflix, in all territories where the internet platform is available, and on the same day in whichever U.S. theaters will play it. »
- Brent Lang
Gone Girl meets Misery in a tense and unforgiving psychological thriller, starring Academy Award Nominee Rosamund Pike proving once again that she is the star to watch in 2015. Unafraid to break new ground, Return To Sender will leave audiences wanting more as it dares to challenge with unexpected turns and surprises.
Rosamund Pike stars as a small town nurse who gets brutally attacked and raped in her own home by a mysterious man (Shiloh Fernandez). Following his arrest, she starts to write to him but the letters all get returned unopened. Determined to confront him she then starts to regularly visit him in prison and seemingly befriends him, against her father’s (Nick Nolte) express wishes. Unable to understand his daughters intentions »
- Phil Wheat
Well, this hasn't taken long. The investigation into corruption at football's world governing body, FIFA, continues, and the ramifications to it are ongoing as well. But already, there's a movie on the way.
Gavin O'Connor, who helmed Warrior, has signed up to direct a film based around Chuck Blazer, the American executive who finds himself in the midst of the FIFA scandal. The project is based on the book Houses Of Deceit, by Ken Bensinger, and with the help of Ben Affleck - who's set to produce the film - the project has ended up at Warner Bros.
There had been something of a bidding war for the book rights, and Anthony Tambakis has already been signed up to write a screenplay for House Of Deceit (assuming »
The project is based on the upcoming book Houses of Deceit by BuzzFeed's Ken Bensinger, chronicling the role American FIFA executive Chuck Blazer played in the corruption scandal.
Warner Bros has won a bidding war for the rights, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Blazer rose through the football ranks, becoming executive vice president of the Us Soccer Federation, but in the 2010s, he was hit with allegations of bribery and tax evasion.
He later admitted to conspiring to accept bribes alongside other FIFA executives.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Warner Bros. is planning to explore the FIFA corruption scandal on the big screen, having secured the rights to Houses of Deceit, a book by investigative reporter Ken Bensinger.
The movie will focus on Chuck Blazer, the American FIFA exec turned FBI informant, whose arrest on bribery and tax evasion charges ultimately blew the lid on the corruption rife within the world footballing body.
“I love the con-man story and just love that this is about a very strong sense of good and bad,” Bensinger tells EW. “There’s not a lot of ambiguity about how these people behave. The IRS and FBI, and all these people who sort of did the good work and brought down something that was untouchable, because the power of FIFA internationally is unbelievable. It’s as if you combined the Mlb, NBA, NFL, and NHL into one organization. »
- Gary Collinson
An Indian adaption of the hugely popular hit, Warrior with Tom Hardy, Brothers is the hard-hitting action-drama surrounding a broken family forced to face up to one another mentally and physically, all within the world of mixed martial arts and underground street fighting.
Directed by trailblazer Karan Malhotra who brought us the hard hitting Agneepath, Brothers is set to hit theaters on August 14th. The director is once again going to take us on an emotional journey which we hear is a cinematic explosion of love, fraternal rivalry and high drama.
Just for you we have a short synopsis:
David (Akshay Kumar) is forced to confront his underlying problems when he finds himself reunited with his estranged family; his »
- Stacey Yount
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are nearing a deal to produce a movie about the FIFA scandal for Warner Bros., which has just won a bidding war for an upcoming book on the infamous subject, an individual familiar with the situation has told TheWrap. Gavin O’Connor will direct from a script by Anthony Tambakis. The duo previously collaborated on the excellent Mma movie “Warrior” and Natalie Portman‘s upcoming western “Jane Got a Gun.” The FIFA scandal made headlines around the world and inspired Buzzfeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger to write the book “Houses of Deceit,” which insiders claim will be the. »
- Jeff Sneider
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