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The story deals with the foundation of legendary football club Celtic by an Irish priest in Glasgow in 1887. [Source: THR]
UK director Tom Harper ("The Woman in Black: Angel of Death") and scribe Jack Thorne ("How I Live Now," "A Long Way Down") are teaming for the London-set thriller "War Book" for Sixteen Films and Archer's Mark.
The story deals with the aftermath of an international nuclear attack, played out in the political backrooms of London. Lauren Dark is producing, and shooting kicks off on location in London in mid-July. [Source: Screen Daily]
The Girl With A Clock For A Heart
An adaptation of the upcoming novel by Peter Swanson, the story follows a »
- Garth Franklin
Directed by Goon's Michael Dowse, the romantic comedy stars Radcliffe and Kazan as twentysomethings who feel an instant connection after they meet at a party, despite the fact that Kazan's character has a boyfriend.
According to its official synopsis, The F Word will follow Wallace (Radcliffe) and Chantry (Kazan) as they struggle to be "just friends".
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Is the water-dwelling beast known as Nessie just an old salt's tale, or could there be something real to the legend of the mythical beast? That's the question posed by the new film looking to delve into those waters of mystery.
According to Screen Daily, director James Watkins (The Woman In Black) has a joint company with Altitude, which is launching its first production, The Loch, written by Watkins and Simon Duric. Watkins was initially attached to direct, but now Duric will take the helm. Peter Mullan (pictured; War Horse, Trainspotting) has come on board to lead the cast.
“The film is a character-driven horror thriller that is an update on the Loch Ness monster myth. The story follows a family hiding their own secrets who encounter dark forces on a weekend holiday near Loch Ness.”
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- Uncle Creepy
Loch Ness monster shenanigans are coming via a film called The Loch, which we first brought to your attention a year ago.
Duric will make his directorial feature debut and, today, the first cast member was revealed.
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Altitude also will be selling Peter Mullan-starrer “The Loch,” the first project to emerge from the partnership between its parent company, Altitude Film Entertainment, and James Watkins, the helmer of “The Woman in Black” and “Eden Lake.”
“Big Game” tells the story of Oskari, a shy, nervous 13-year-old boy, who must prove his manhood by spending a day and a night alone in the forest. That night, Air Force One is shot down by terrorists and Oskari discovers the U.S. President in an escape pod. With the terrorists closing in, Oskari and the President must team up to survive.
- Leo Barraclough
A fair amount of Hollywood’s output stems from The Blacklist. About 200, in fact. The F Word is one which found a place in 2008. The list is made up of the best as-yet unproduced screenplays, which are voted on by film industry development executives. It’s a chance for budding screenwriters to upload their spec scripts and see how Tinseltown responds.
One of those success stories, The F Word, was adapted by Elan Mastai, the writer behind, err, Alone In The Dark and Sam Jackson actioner, The Samaritan. Based on the play Cigars And Toothpaste by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi, the film captures the confusion between two friends who realise they quite fancy each other. That’s right folks, the F stands for friends. Not that other word you were thinking. Here’s the official synopsis:
The F Word. It’s not what you think. It means “Friends” as in, »
- Gem Seddon
Star Wars Episode 7 will be filmed in the UK.
The Jj Abrams-directed project is taking advantage of new tax reliefs brought in over the past several years, which have already seen the likes of Skyfall, Inception and The Woman in Black shot in the UK.
"We've devoted serious time and attention to revisiting the origins of Star Wars as inspiration for our process on the new movie, and I'm thrilled that returning to the UK for production and utilising the incredible talent there can be a part of that," Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement.
Photo credit: Colin Hutton
Ovation, America’s only arts network, has further grown its slate of arts-centric programming by completing a deal with BBC Worldwide for the highly sought after UK hit from Big Talk Productions, A Young Doctor ‘s Notebook, starring Jon Hamm (TV’s Mad Men, The Town) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman In Black).
“As a cause-based media company dedicated to the arts, Ovation is the perfect home for such a rich visual adaptation of this classic literary work,” said Robert Weiss , Ovation’s Chief Creative Officer. “It’s an honor to deliver work from artists as passionate about this project as Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe .”
Originally broadcast on Sky Arts in the UK last year, A Young Doctor ‘s Notebook became the highest-rated program in the network’s history, with audiences up over 1000% on the slot average and receiving universal critical acclaim.
- Melissa Thompson
DVD Release Date: July 16, 2013
Price: DVD $45.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
The thriller TV show that debuted on FX got kudos from critics for being smart, engrossing and intense. Close’s lawyer Patty Hawes and Byrne’s protegee Ellen Parsons battled for three seasons on FX then moved to DirecTV for its last two runs.
In the fifth and final season, Patty and Ellen fight it out in court as opposing lawyers in a wrongful death case against a charismatic international cyber hacker (Ryan Phillippe, The Lincoln Lawyer) and a custody battle pitting Patty against her own son.
Guest stars in the fifth season include Jenna Elfman (Friends With Benefits), Michael Gaston (TV’s Last Resort), Janet McTeer (The Woman in Black), Judd Hirsch (Tower Heist) and John Hannah (The Words).
This story first appeared in the May 17 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Nigel Sinclair and Guy East both made so much money during the early 2000s that neither really needs to work. Yet this year, the duo celebrates the fifth anniversary of Exclusive Media, an independent production, financing and sales company on a winning run thanks to such hits as George Clooney's The Ides of March, End of Watch, Snitch and The Woman in Black, a low-budget Daniel Radcliffe horror movie that grossed a whopping $127 million worldwide in 2012. Sinclair, 59, a Scotland-born entertainment attorney,
- Pamela McClintock
Kaleidoscope Film Distributors has released the full trailer for Paul Hyett's acclaimed new shocker The Seasoning House (review here), and we have a look at the goods for you right here. Check it out.
Written and directed by Paul Hyett (award-winning special makeup FX designer for The Woman in Black, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Attack the Block, Eden Lake, Centurion, and more) and starring Sean Pertwee (Equilibrium, Doomsday, Mutant Chronicles, Devil’s Playground, 22.214.171.124.), Rosie Day (Black Books, Fallen Angel, Harley Street), Anna Walton (Hellboy II - The Golden Army, 5 Days of War, Mutant Chronicles, Crusoe), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalker, The Magnificent Eleven, The Last Horror Movie), and Jemma Powell (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Symmetry of Love), The Seasoning House is produced by Michael Riley (Vampire Diary, Outlanders, Sugarhouse, Lava, In a Land of Plenty) of London-based Sterling Pictures.
- Uncle Creepy
We first highlighted that Paul Hyett’s (who did the FX for ‘The Woman in Black,’ ‘Eden Lake,’ ‘The Descent’) directorial debut, the horror thriller The Seasoning House, was on its way to a UK theatrical release. Well now the dates been announced, and right on schedule the official full length trailer has arrived. The Seasoning House arrives in cinemas 21st June with an 18 (That’s NC17 to you Stateside types) certificate. All in all it’s looking pretty damn brutal. Link to the fairly nsfw trailer below. Synopsis: Set in the war-torn Balkans, The Seasoning House is a grim and soulless place where young girls are bought and sold for men’s pleasure. Here we meet Angel, a young, mute, orphaned girl enslaved by Viktor. Unbeknownst to her master, she moves between the walls and crawlspaces of the house – silently observing, learning and planning for her escape. When her closest confident is savagely killed, »
I am appalled to learn that Film Education, the charity that provides curriculum-based teaching resources, teacher training and cinema-based events across the UK, has closed (Report, 23 April). Film Education has been a vital resource for me during seven years heading a media department at an outstanding north London comprehensive girls' school.
Every September I launch the Young Film Critic of the Year Award as part of my induction into the UK film industry and introduction to journalism courses. In October I take my As and A2 students in lesson time to National Schools Film Week, an astonishing network of morning film screenings that take place for a fortnight throughout the whole of Britain.
While my daughter's Lambeth primary class – many of whom have never been to the cinema before – were watching A Shark's Tale in Leicester Square, my As students attended a marketing event on Dear Wendy and my A »
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Images Of Black Women Film Festival, London
This festival has a clear mission: to promote women of African descent, in front of and behind the camera. The result is a spread of films from around the globe that you're unlikely to see anywhere else. Family drama Elza is the first female-directed feature from Guadeloupe; Pariah charts the coming out of a Brooklyn lesbian; and Black is a polished Senegalese action-thriller. There are docs on Nigerian women who protest against oil companies by threatening to strip naked, plus various art and children's events.
Various venues, Sat to 11 May
London Palestine Film Festival
History inevitably weighs heavily on Palestinian culture, but this festival regularly finds fresh perspectives on what feels like an age-old issue, both from the past and the present. Director David Koff revisits his once-controversial »
- Steve Rose
I'm not sure what I think of a live-action adaptation of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, especially if it were to be directed by Tim Burton, which was the original plan with Robert Downey Jr. set to star as Geppetto. As it turns out, that iteration of the story seems to have gone by the wayside, but now it seems Downey has a new helmer in line... his Tropic Thunder director and co-star, Ben Stiller. Recently Downey floated the idea to Sky Italia saying, "I would like to make it with Ben Stiller" and since then the rumor hasn't gone away to the point Deadline.com now reports Stiller is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct the picture. As far as the story, Downey was quoted in the recent GQ profile on the actor saying: My first pitch! I got real excited about it. I was just thinking about Geppetto as »
- Brad Brevet
The 23-year-old, who is reported to be in final talks for the Max Landis movie, confirmed in a new interview that he is 'committed' to the role.
Radcliffe told Empire that he thinks the off-the-wall retelling of the classic horror story is the "best script" he has read since Harry Potter.
"It's far and away the best script I've read coming out of a big studio in the time that I've been off Potter. It's definitely going to be unusual."
Radcliffe also spoke about his role in new movie Horns.
Daniel Radcliffe during the 'Harry Potter' years - photo gallery:
It seems unlikely that Daniel Radcliffe will ever escape the shadow of the Harry Potter franchise. For many movie-goers he will always be the boy wizard. However, the actor is doing a decent job of keeping busy and certainly isn't giving up on work, as many of us probably would in his position.
After being a successful focal point for the cinematic version of The Woman in Black and throwing himself into a number of stage roles, Radcliffe is continuing to diversify. According to Empire, he's now set to play the lead in Tokyo Vice, a thriller based on the memoirs of journalist Jake Adelstein. Radcliffe will play the idealistic American hack, working the crime desk at a Tokyo newspaper and delving into the dealings of one of the city's biggest gangsters, despite the personal risks.
Tokyo is known for its Yakuza gang culture and the city could provide Radcliffe's »
- Liam Trim
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The adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's zombified take on Jane Austen's classic novel is showing signs of life again. "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," following Elizabeth Bennet as she copes with life and love and the undead, has changed hands a few times. David O. Russell, Mike White, and Craig Gillespie were all rumored to direct at one point. Russell wrote the screenplay, and Natalie Portman was rumored to star in the film, but last we heard, Portman is now producing under her Handsomecharlie Films banner.
The latest rumor involves "Igby Goes Down" director Burr Steers and "Mirror Mirror" actress Lily Collins. The star is currently in negotiations for the role, which we hope goes well since it seems like a match made for zombified England. What do you think?
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- Alison Nastasi
Daniel Radcliffe is to star in Tokyo Vice.
Directed by Anthony Mandler, the fact-based thriller will star Radcliffe as American reporter Jake Adelstein, Deadline reports.
Adelstein was the first ever non-Japanese staff writer at the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and became involved with Japanese crime boss Tadamasa Goto while covering the Tokyo crime scene.
Adelstein co-wrote the screenplay, which is based on his own memoir detailing his investigation and eventual exposure of Goto, and the personal toll it took on him.
More like an Avengers Assemble sequel than a tired third instalment, the reinvigorated action hero powers in at No 1
As Disney prepared Iron Man 3 for release, the question was always: would it perform like the first two instalments in the Tony Stark series, or could it fly close to the astonishing success of The Avengers last summer? Iron Man opened in May 2008 with £5.47m including £667,000 in previews. Iron Man 2 followed two years later with £7.66m including previews of £877,000, an increase of 40%. Then April 2012 saw The Avengers soar away with £15.78m, including £2.55m in previews – more than double the Iron Man 2 debut.
With £13.71m including £2.32m in previews, Iron Man 3 is 79% up on the opening of Iron Man 2 and just 13% down on the equivalent number for Avengers. In other words, the film has performed more like a sequel to Avengers than to the Iron Man movies. »
- Charles Gant
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