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Olivier Megaton unveils conman doc at the Efm

11 February 2017 9:59 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at Efm. 

French action director Olivier Megaton is hitting the European Film Market (Efm) this weekend with a teaser screening of his upcoming documentary Roc, The World’s Greatest Con Artist, about infamous French con artist Christophe Rocancourt, which is currently in post-production.

The Taken 2 and Taken 3 and Transporter 3 director reveals that between big budget action pictures he likes to make documentaries.

“I started out as a painter, not a director. Documentary helps me return to something more human and artisanal that I had when I was painting,” says Megaton. 

“As time goes by the films I make are more and more heavy, complicated and pressured. When I am not making films, I need to do something different as I am addicted to work and find it impossible to stop. Documentary is something perfect for me. There’s not so much pressure and I love »

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Megaton unveils conman doc at the Efm

11 February 2017 9:59 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at Efm. 

French action director Olivier Megaton is hitting the European Film Market (Efm) this weekend with a teaser screening of his upcoming documentary Roc, The World’s Greatest Con Artist, about infamous French con artist Christophe Rocancourt, which is currently in post-production.

The Taken 2 and Taken 3 and Transporter 3 director reveals that between big budget action pictures he likes to make documentaries.

“I’m started out as a painter, not a director. Documentary helps me return to something more human and artisanal that I had when I was painting,” says Megaton. 

“As time goes by the films I make are more and more heavy, complicated and pressured. When I am not making films, I need to do something different as I am addicted to work and find it impossible to stop. Documentary is something perfect for me. There’s not so much pressure and I love »

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Film Acquisitions Rundown: Sony Picks Up Tom Hanks’ ‘Greyhound,’ Lionsgate Acquires ‘Rally Car’ and More

10 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

-Sony Pictures is acquiring the worldwide rights to “Greyhound,” the World War II drama written by Tom Hanks, Deadline reports. Hanks will also star in the film, which will be directed by Aaron Schneider (“Get Low”), and produce with his Playtone partner Gary Goetzman.

In the film, Hanks plays George Krause, the commander of a Navy destroyer called the Greyhound. Sony acquired the rights to the film at the Berlin International Film Festival’s European Film Market.

Read More: Shia Labeouf, Rooney Mara and More: 10 Hot Projects at Berlin’s European Film Market

-Lionsgate has acquired U.S. rights to action film “Rally Car,” starring Keanu Reeves. The film will be directed by Olivier Megaton (“Taken 2, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Keanu Reeves’ Nascar Actioner ‘Rally Car’ Nabbed by Lionsgate

9 February 2017 11:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Keanu Reeves auto racing movie “Rally Car” at the start of the Berlin Film Festival.

The movie will be directed by Olivier Megaton from a script by Jeremy Lott based on a treatment by Stephen Hamel. Reeves is starring and producing through his Company Films along with Stephen Hamel (“Passengers) and Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon of Fundamental Films. Gary Glushon will executive produce.

Rally Car” tells the story of a self-centered American Nascar driver who revitalizes his career by entering an international Rally Car race across the face of China, and learns to win as part of a team when he joins forces with a young Chinese woman who yearns to become a driver herself. The film will shoot in China and the United States.

Lionsgate opens “John Wick: Chapter 2,” which re-teams Reeves with “Matrix” co-star Laurence Fishburne, on Friday. »

- Dave McNary

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Lionsgate Acquires Keanu Reeves-Starring ‘Rally Car’ – Berlin

9 February 2017 10:26 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Lionsgate, which is releasing the Keanu Reeves-starring John Wick 2 nationwide tomorrow via its Summit label, has just acquired U.S. distribution rights to Reeves’ film Rally Car. Deadline revealed last month the distributor was in pole position to land the film. The China-centric movie will be directed by Olivier Megaton (Taken 2, Taken 3, Colombiana) and be shot from a script by Jeremy Lott based on a treatment by Stephen Hamel.  The film, described as in the vein of Can… »

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Berlin: Lionsgate Takes U.S. Rights to Keanu Reeves NASCAR Movie 'Rally Car'

9 February 2017 10:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On the first day of the Berlin Film Market, Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Keanu Reeves starrer Rally Car. The movie, which will be directed by Olivier Megaton (Taken 2, Taken 3, Colombiana) from a script by Jeremy Lott based on a treatment by Stephen Hamel, stars Reeves as an American NASCAR driver.

Rally Car will be produced by Hamel and Reeves of Company Films and Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon of Fundamental Films. Gary Glushon will executive produce.

The film tells the story of a self-centered American NASCAR driver who revitalizes his career by entering an international »

- Rebecca Ford

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John Wick Chapter 2 Review: Everything You Want and More

6 February 2017 11:04 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It is no secret that Hollywood is a little sequel and franchise happy at the moment. Most studios are leaving no stone unturned in the search for their next franchise, and many are trying desperately to cobble together some kind of cinematic universe in order to really try and cash in. John Wick: Chapter 2 is the latest entry in what looks to be a budding and extremely promising franchise, but prior to 2014, nobody would have suspected a Keanu Reeves action flick to be such a hit. That is where we are, and perhaps not since Die Hard have we come across an action series so deserving of a continued storyline. John Wick: Chapter 2 is everything audiences loved about the first John Wick, but it never feels stale or recycled. It's damn near perfect.

Lionsgate's John Wick: Chapter 2 once again follows legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) as »

- MovieWeb

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