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AMC Global Nabs International Rights to Daniel Wu’s ‘Into the Badlands’

AMC Global Nabs International Rights to Daniel Wu’s ‘Into the Badlands’
London — AMC Global has acquired the exclusive first-window international television rights to the AMC original series “Into the Badlands.”

The series is a genre-bending martial arts show inspired by the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” In a land controlled by feudal barons, a warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

Into the Badlands” stars Daniel Wu, who also serves as an executive producer. Wu is a Hong Kong-based Chinese-American actor, director and producer who has been featured in more than 60 films.

Series regulars also include Emily Beecham (“28 Weeks Later,” “The Village”), Sarah Bolger (“The Tudors,” “In America”) and Oliver Stark (“The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box,” “My Hero”).

David Dobkin (“The Judge,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Shanghai Knights”) will be the series director.

The project was created by writers/showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “Smallville”). They
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AMC Global Nabs International Rights to Daniel Wu’s ‘Into the Badlands’

AMC Global Nabs International Rights to Daniel Wu’s ‘Into the Badlands’
Paris — AMC Global has acquired exclusive first-window international television rights to “Into the Badlands,” the martial-arts drama produced by AMC Studios.

The series, which comprises six, one-hour episodes, will air on AMC Global within 24 hours of its fall premiere on AMC in the U.S.

Into the Badlands” toplines Daniel Wu, a Hong Kong-based Chinese-American actor, director and producer, who has appeared in more than 60 films. The cast is completed by Emily Beecham (“28 Weeks Later,” “The Village”), Sarah Bolger (“The Tudors,” “In America”) and Oliver Stark (“The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box,” “My Hero”).

The show, which is inspired by the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West,” tells the story of a warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

David Dobkin (“The Judge,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Shanghai Knights”) will be the series director. The show is created by
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AMC’s ‘Badlands’ to Star Hong Kong Actor Daniel Wu

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AMC’s ‘Badlands’ to Star Hong Kong Actor Daniel Wu
AMC cast Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu to star on its upcoming martial arts drama “Badlands,” it was announced on Friday.

Wu will play Sunny, a ruthless warrior who teams up with a young boy to traverse dangerous lands and find enlightenment. He will also executive produce the six-episode series, which was ordered by the network in July and is set for a late 2015 or 2016 release.

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The Chinese-American actor has starred in over 60 films, including “City of Glass” and “Around the World in 80 Days.” Wu also won the 2006 Hong Kong prize for
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Bad Editing and a Convoluted Story is the Real "Curse of the Midas Box"

As the Percy Jackson and the Olympians franchise has shown us, good intentions aren’t enough to take a young adult fiction novel series and convert them from the page to the screen in a way that isn’t a chore to watch. The success of Harry Potter, though, has made just about every studio willing to take that gamble in the hopes that their sloppy but serviceable first effort will attract enough attention to generate a blockbuster film series. And while some attempts from this frenzy have given us solid gems like The Hunger Games, far more often we get stinkers like The Golden Compass, Percy Jackson, and now The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, a film where poor direction and editing drown out any saving grace efforts the exceptional cast (Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill) might have given it.

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The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Venturing Home on DVD

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The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Venturing Home on DVD
Go on a fantastic journey with the DVD release of the family fantasy film, ‘The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box.’ Rlj/Image Entertainment will release the film on home entertainment on February 11. The movie stars Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd and Aneurin Barnard. ‘The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box’ was written by Christian Taylor and Matthew Huffman, and is based on the novel, ‘Mariah Mundi,’ by G.P. Taylor. The film was directed by Jonathan Newman. Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero’s quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic…In ‘The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box,’ seventeen-year-old [ Read More ]

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Film Review: ‘The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box’

Film Review: ‘The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box’
The first film adapted from British author G.P. Taylor’s young-adult trilogy, “The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box” bears pretty much the same resemblance to the Harry Potter movies as Taylor’s books do to J.K. Rowling’s: a serviceable imitation that doesn’t approach the gold standard, but should pass the time tolerably for some of the same viewers until something more inspired comes along. This juvenile fantasy adventure set in the Victorian era, about the hunt for a magical thingamajig whose possessor “can own the world,” is competently mounted and cast, but doesn’t cast as much of a spell as intended. Nonetheless, home-format exposure could drum up enough wider interest (the books won’t presell the pic outside the U.K.) to justify a second installment already teased here in the fadeout.

It’s 1885, and genteel Mr. Mundi (Ioan Gruffudd) and Mrs. Mundi (Keeley Hawes
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Opening: The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box Lacks Its Namesake's Touch

The Adventurer reminds me a lot of films from my youth like Something Wicked This Way Comes and Young Sherlock Holmes. Family oriented films, but slightly darker. But, perhaps just going by the title I expected a bit more... fun. Here is what the official synopsis has to say:Ancient mysteries.  Powerful evil.  And a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic... In The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box, seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped.  Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artifact that grants limitless wealth -...

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There's Magic In The Cards In Clip From The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box

In anticipation of its theatrical release this Friday we have been given an exclusive clip from the family adventure and fantasy film The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box. The movie is based on the novel Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box by G.P. Taylor. It has been adapted for the screen by Christian Taylor (Six Feet Under and Lost) and Matthew Huffman (The Hunters). It was directed by Jonathan NewmanAncient mysteries.  Powerful evil.  And a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic... In The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box, seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped.  Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince...

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Exclusive: Step Into The Healing Waters With A Clip From 'The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box'

Mysteries, magic and a battle against a powerful evil... it's all the ingredients that make up a ripping yarn, and for parents looking for a fantasy adventure to share with their family, the forthcoming "The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box" could fit the bill on a cold winter evening. Starring Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd and Aneurin Barnard, and based on the book by G.P. Taylor, the film tells the story of 17-year-old Mariah Mundi, whose life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. The clues all lead to the Prince Regent Hotel, and as we'll see in this clip, the healing waters of its therapeutic baths are just a hint of the powers contained within its walls. "The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box" opens on January 10, 2014. Watch the trailer below.
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The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Trailer Starring Michael Sheen and Lena Headey

Check out the trailer for The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, starring Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd and Aneurin Barnard. Jonathan Newman directs from the writing by Christian Taylor and Matthew Huffman, based on the novel by G.P. Taylor. Catch it ion VOD on December 5, 2013 before hitting theaters on January 10th, 2014. Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero’s quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic… In The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi’s life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel,
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The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Trailer Starring Martin Sheen and Lena Headey!

Check out the trailer for The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, starring Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd and Aneurin Barnard. Jonathan Newman directs from the writing by Christian Taylor and Matthew Huffman, based on the novel by G.P. Taylor. December 5, 2013 before hitting theaters on January 10th, 2014. Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero’s quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic… In The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi’s life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel
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New Poster and Images for The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box

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Due out in January next year, The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box boasts a stellar cast led by Aneurin Barnard, Michael Sheen, and Lena Headey.

The film was originally titled Mariah Mundi and the Curse of the Midas Box, and the new title and its colon would suggest that Image Entertainment could well be hoping for a franchise here.

With just a few more months to go before it hits cinemas, Yahoo Movies has launched the new poster, along with a handful of images.

17-year-old Mariah Mundi’s life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artifact that grants limitless wealth – but also devastating supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family at stake,
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Image Entertainment Acquires Rights To Stephen Sommers’ Odd Thomas; Stars Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe

Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to the thriller Odd Thomas, based on the original, critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling book by Dean Koontz under the same name.

Odd Thomas is the first in a series of seven books, six of which have already been released and have sold a total of over 20 million copies worldwide. The set includes Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, Odd Interlude, Odd Apocalypse and Deeply Odd.

The film was written and directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy franchise, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Van Helsing) and stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness, Fright Night), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man franchise, Platoon) and Addison Timlin (“Californication”, “Zero Hour”).

The film was produced by Sommers, John Baldecchi and Howard Kaplan. Budgeted at $30 million dollars, the film uses state of the art visual effects to bring the supernatural elements of the Koontz novels to the big screen.
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The Adventurer: The Curse of The Midas Box Lands at Image Entertainment

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Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment brand, and The Film Arcade have co-acquired the $25 million fantasy, action film The Adventurer: The Curse of The Midas Box at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The film is based on the best-selling novel "Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box" by G.P. Taylor. Directed by Jonathan Newman, the film stars Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon, The Twilight Saga), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Tudors), Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four) and Aneurin Barnard (The White Queen). The Adventurer: The Curse of The Midas Box will premiere on Ultra-VOD in Q4 2013 followed by a theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York and major markets across the country. The Film Arcade will take the film out theatrically, with Image Entertainment handling all other rights. The announcement was made today by Image Entertainment's Chief Acquisition Officer, Bill Bromiley, who had this to say in a statment.
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Image, Film Arcade buy Midas Box

Image Entertainment and The Film Arcade have struck a deal in Toronto for Us rights to $25m action fantasy The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box starring Michael Sheen and Lena Headey.

Jonathan Newman directed the adaptation of G P Taylor’s bestseller Mariah Mundi And The Midas Box, about a 17-year-old’s quest through a steam-powered land in search of his missing family.

Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd and Aneurin Barnard also star and Karl Richards, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé and Peter Bevan produced.

Mark Ward and chief acquisition officer Bill Bromiley negotiated the deal on behalf of Rlj Entertainment with Dreamcatchers’ Marina Fuentes and The Exchange’s Brian O’Shea and Nat McCormick on behalf of the filmmakers.

“With the novel’s strong following, there’s no doubt that The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box will be a hit with fans and general audiences alike,” said Bromiley.
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First Pictures Of Ray Winstone In ‘Moonfleet’

Sky’s new family drama Moonfleet has released it’s first pictures ahead of it’s release later this year. The drama, based on the novel by John Meade Falkner, sees Ray Winstone star as the head of a band of smugglers who welcome new blood in the form of Welsh actor Aneurin Barnard. They are on the hunt for a precious diamond and the journey sees them venture across land and sea in a tale of adventure and friendship.

The two-part adaptation has been penned by Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes writer Ashley Pharoah and the pictures show what’s in store as the troop set out on their adventure and also hint at the friendship that will be formed between the characters played by Barnard and Winstone.

Barnard has just been seen on our TV screens as King Richard III in BBC’s The White Queen
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Expendables, Mechanic, VHS Sequel News

The Expendables 3 & The Mechanic 2

Nu Media/Millennium Films posted a flyer at the current American Film Market with announcements and details of their projects. Two such projects on that slate though are high profile sequels.

The first is "The Expendables 3", not a surprise considering the success of the first two films. The more unexpected one is a follow-up to the Jason Statham-led 2011 remake of "The Mechanic". That film was both panned by critics and fared poorly at the box-office. [Source: Collider]

Mariah Mundi

Even though the first film is still in post-production, plans are already underway on a sequel to the steam punk teen adventure "Mariah Mundi And The Midas Box". Key cast including Aneurin Barnard and Michael Sheen will return, but director Jonathan Newman will be replaced.

The story follows a teen boy whose world is torn apart by the disappearance of his parents and the kidnapping of his younger brother.
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Great British Cast Announced for Mariah Mundi & the Midas Box – Aneurin Banard in Lead Role

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Yesterday I got to meet ad interview new upcoming talent, Aneurin Banard for his new movie, Elfie Hopkins where he plays a geek opposite non-geek Jamie Winstone (it’ll go live next week). I then get home only to find that the man who I tipped for great things has been cast in this brand new movie opposite the likes of Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd and Keeley Hawes. Aneurin will play the lead in this latest film called Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box which is based on the teen adventure series by G.P. Taylor.

Exciting news for him and we look forward to seeing more info from it when it’s released. In the meantime though, here’s the press release with all the ins and outs that you need to know!

Aneurin Barnard Joins A Stellar Cast In The Highly Anticipated Film Adaptation Of
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Mariah Mundi

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Spring Awakening star Aneurin Barnard is set to take the title role in Mariah Mundi and The Midas Box the film adaptation of G.P Taylor's novel, and the first film in a potential franchise.

The film is to be directed by Jonathan Newman (Foster) and is set to start shooting at the end of this month in Bristol and Bath. It will also star Keeley Hawes as Mariah's mother Catherine, and Ioan Gruffudd as his father Charles, Sam Neill as Luger, along with Michael Sheen and Lena Headey.

24 year old Aneurin (represented by Ken McReddie Associates), won an Olivier award in 2010 for best actor in a musical for his West End debut as Melchoir in musical Spring Awakening after graduating from Rwcmd in 2008, and has since had a busy couple of years with roles in Hunky Dory, starring as David Bailey in BBC4's We'll Take Manhattan, and he
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