We've only gotten a couple first look photos from the period drama Child 44 starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, and while it was thought that the film might make a worthy awards season release this year, Summit Entertainment is holding onto the film until next year. However, it's not getting a prime release in awards season like Martin Scorsese's Silence and Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's The Revenant. Instead, the studio has announced the film will arrive on April 17th, 2015, just before blockbuster summer hits. We're not sure if that's a vote of confidence or lack thereof, but we're hopeful with Hardy on board. For those unaware, the film from Safe House director Daniel Espinosa follows Hardy as a security guard and former war hero in Stalinist Russia, investigating a series of child murders and catching the attention of the government that is trying to hide them for some reason. »
- Ethan Anderton
Tom Rob Smith's acclaimed and popular novel Child 44 has long since been picked up for a movie adaptation. So long, in fact, that production has now wrapped on the project, with Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Vincent Cassel all in the cast.
The film is in post-production now, with director Daniel Espinosa - he of Safe House fame - shaping his final cut. And now we know when we can expect the movie. Summit Entertainment has given Child 44 a release date of April 17th 2015 in the Us. No UK date has thus far been announced.
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Two new release dates were announced today: Summit scheduled Child 44 starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, and Joel Kinnaman for release on April 17, 2015. Director Mark Neveldine (Crank) announced his next feature The Vatican Tapes opens February 27, 2015. More on both projects after the jump. Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) directed the adaptation of the Tom Rob Smith novel, Child 44. Vincent Cassel, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, Josef Altin, Sam Spruell, Ned Dennehy, Dev Patel, and Nikolaj Lie Kaas co-star. Here's the official synopsis: Based on the first novel in author Tom Rob Smith’s best-selling trilogy, Child 44 tells the story of a man fighting to reclaim his humanity from a system that requires him to sacrifice it in order to survive. Michael Peña, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Kathleen Robertson, Peter Andersson, Olivia Dudley, John Patrick Amedori, Cas Anvar, and Alex Sparrow star in The Vatican Tapes. The story centers »
- Brendan Bettinger
“Child 44,” the movie thriller starring Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy, was set for an April 17, 2015, release by Summit Entertainment on Monday. Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”) directs “Child 44,” which is based on the novel by Tom Rob Smith and adapted by Richard Price. Jason Clarke (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Vincent Cassel co-star in the suspense drama from Scott Free Productions and Worldview Entertainment. Also read: Why ‘Dawn of Planet of Apes’ Reviews Mattered — and ‘Transformers’ Didn't at Box Office (Video) “Child 44” is set in Stalinist Russia. It tells the tale of a. »
- Todd Cunningham
Summit has set an April 17, 2015 release date for Child 44, the thriller from Swedish director Daniel Espinosa (Easy Money, Safe House) starring Tom Hardy as Leo Demidov, a Russian secret police officer in 1950s Stalinist Russia who’s framed for treason and sent to a remote outpost, where he uncovers a series of mysterious murders tied to a government conspiracy. Swedish thesps turned Hollywood stars Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman also star along with Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, and Vincent Cassel. Script is adapted by Richard Price from the novel by Tom Rob Smith. The Scott Free and Worldview […] »
Lionsgate has issued an April 17, 2015 release date for the upcoming thriller Child 44.
Tom Hardy stars as Leo Demidov, a member of the secret police in Stalinist Russia who is framed by a colleague and sent to a remote outpost. He discovers a string of grisly and mysterious murders as he vows to stop a dangerous serial killer. Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke and Paddy Considine round out the supporting cast.
In reviews, podcasts and tweets, it has become common in recent years for me to lament the influx of British and Australian actors masquerading as Americans, all perpetrating the same flat, generic accents as if Americans all come from the same state, which is no state at all, but rather some nether-region dialect coaches call Mid-Atlantic or something. I take semi-feigned umbrage at this infiltration and I am, indeed, a bit irked that a good 75 percent of the Brits and Aussies are trapped by exhaustively studied, but ultimately affectless accent work that leads them to give robotic performances they'd never tolerate from themselves in their native tongues. Yes, I get my hackles up, but I know it isn't actually important. The rise in work for Aussie and British actors is largely linked to the expanding TV universe, and even if this most recent upfronts season saw an encouraging uptick in »
- Daniel Fienberg
Based on the award-winning novel Mercy
Based on the award-winning novel Mercy, the first of the bestselling Department Q crime fiction series by Jussi Adler-Olsen, The Keeper Of Lost Causes stars Nicolaj Lie Kaas (The Killing), Sonja Richter (The Homesman) and Fares Fares (Zero Dark Thirty, Safe House) from the screenwriter of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Carl Mørck (Kaas) is a troubled detective who takes the fall when his partner is wounded during a routine operation. Reassigned to the newly created Department Q, a basement-bound job filing cold cases, he is allocated a new assistant, Assad (Fares), a smart young Muslim cop. »
"He's working on an outline right now. Hopefully we'll get him started on a screenplay shortly," he said.
Bruckheimer added that he is hoping to convince Bay to reunite with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence on the project: "We'd love to get Michael Bay [but] he's very busy right now. Hopefully we can twist his arm and get him in there."
"It's been in the works for 35 years!" he said of the former. "We really want to make it, Tom is engaged and so is Paramount, so we »
It’s been four years since Denzel Washington took centre stage on an action-thriller like this, more recently sharing the lead with Mark Wahlberg and Ryan Reynolds in 2 Guns and Safe House. But now he’s back, front and centre, and with audiences all around having unending love for his work, Sony is set to have a winner on their hands this September in The Equalizer.
The film is of course giving the cinematic treatment to the original hit TV series, and after launching an international trailer last month, the studio has treated us to the domestic version, giving us an extended look at what’s to come.
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Having blown the doors off the Danish box office - where it set multiple records - and with the sequel already deep into the production process, Mikkel Norgaard's big screen adaptation of Jussi Adler Olsen's crime thriller The Keeper Of Lost Causes is headed to UK cinemas and has a brand new trailer.Based on the award-winning novel Mercy, the first of the bestselling Department Q crime fiction series by Jussi Adler-Olsen, The Keeper Of Lost Causes is a powerful and gripping thriller starring Nicolaj Lie Kaas (The Killing), Sonja Richter (The Homesman) and Fares Fares (Zero Dark Thirty, Safe House) from the screenwriter of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Carl Mørck (Kaas) is a troubled detective who takes the fall when his partner is wounded...
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We’ve got an exciting new trailer to share with you this morning. The Keeper Of Lost Causes is from Mikkel Nørgaard, whose last feature was the pretty decent Klown back last year. ‘Lost Causes’ stars Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, and Sonja Richter and arrives in UK cinemas from 22nd August, 2014 from Picturehouse Entertainment.
Based on the award-winning novel Mercy, the first of the bestselling Department Q crime fiction series by Jussi Adler-Olsen, The Keeper Of Lost Causes is a powerful and gripping thriller starring Nicolaj Lie Kaas (The Killing), Sonja Richter (The Homesman) and Fares Fares (Zero Dark Thirty, Safe House) from the screenwriter of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Carl Mørck (Kaas) is a troubled detective who takes the fall when his partner is wounded during a routine operation. Reassigned to the newly created Department Q, a basement-bound job filing cold cases, he is allocated a new assistant, »
- Paul Heath
A witty, clever, character-driven bit of science fiction wonderfulness, full of suspense, surprise, tension, and an unexpected poignancy. I’m “biast” (pro): love sci-fi, was intrigued by what I saw at a footage reveal
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Oh, hooray. I am a happy geek today. Science fiction has made me happy. Because director Doug Liman has given us exactly the kind of sci-fi action drama we were hoping for — expecting, even — from the indie filmmaker who snuck up on the action genre and booted it into the 21st century with 2002’s The Bourne Identity. Edge of Tomorrow is, unsurprisingly, smart, cleverly playing with clichés it knows we’re familiar with and even goofing on its own storytelling. It is also, surprisingly, funny, an unanticipated treat since it’s set during »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Not much is known about the story, although the title refers to the illegal, submersible crafts that drug cartels use to smuggle their products, particularly between Colombia and Mexico. These underwater ships are so small they are able to sneak past radar systems undetected.
We first reported on the project back in November 2011, when late filmmaker Tony Scott was attached to direct. Joe Carnahan was rumored to be circling the project in February 2013, and we reported in October that Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) was in early talks to direct, although it doesn't seem that a deal was ever reached.
Following the death of Top Gun director Tony Scott, several projects were left in limbo. One such film was the crime thriller Narco Sub, set in the always-dangerous world of drug smuggling. The title refers to custom-made ocean-going self-propelled submersible vessel built by drug traffickers to smuggle drugs, usually from Colombia to Mexico. Following Scott's death in 2011, the project laid dormant until last fall when Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity director was in early talks to be at the helm. Now Deadline reports 20th Century Fox and Scott Free have set Antoine Fuqua to take over the project now. Fuqua is just coming off The Equalizer with Denzel Washington (watch the first trailer) and has the boxing drama Southpaw with Jake Gyllenhaal coming up next. The script comes from David Guggenheim (who wrote Safe House) and has Simon Kinberg producing the film as well as revising the script with Anthony Peckham. »
- Ethan Anderton
With "The Equalizer" coming this fall (check out the first trailer), and the boxing pic "Southpaw" starring Jake Gyllenhaal brewing, it looks like director Antoine Fuqua is putting another project on his plate. Deadline reports that Fuqua will take the helm of "Narco Sub," a movie formerly attached to the late Tony Scott, and one that once had Doug Liman taking a look at it. With a script from David Guggenheim ("Safe House"), with revisions by Simon Kinberg ("X-Men: Days Of Future Past") and Anthony Peckham ("Sherlock Holmes") the story will center around the submersible vehicles South American drug cartels use to smuggle cocaine into the United States. No word yet on if/when this might roll, and Fuqua is apparently also considering "The Magnificent Seven" remake at MGM (yep, it's still happening) so here's hoping "Narco Sub" is compelling enough to keep him away from that bad idea. And also catching Fuqua's eye? »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The long-gestating thriller Narco Sub has a new director. Tony Scott was initially developing the film as his next directorial effort before his unfortunate passing, then Doug Liman entered talks to take the helm last year. Liman subsequently moved on to a number of other projects, and now Deadline reports that Training Day and Olympus Has Fallen director Antoine Fuqua has become attached to direct the pic. Penned by Safe House scribe David Guggenheim, the Ridley Scott-produced 20th Century Fox film takes place in the drug world and revolves around the semi-submersible crafts that South American cartels use to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. Fuqua most recently directed The Equalizer, and based on early buzz for that Denzel Washington-fronted pic, Sony is already prepping a potential sequel. Fuqua is next set to direct the boxing film Southpaw and is apparently mulling over The Magnificent Seven remake at MGM, »
- Adam Chitwood
Call Gudrun Giddings the Scandinavia film whisperer. Ever since “Let the Right One In” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” delivered box office that headed straight north, Hollywood has been mining Nordic noir that’s fresh, dark and edgy from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. Among the filmmakers in demand for overseas gigs: Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”), Jalmari Helander (“Rare Exports”), Baltasar Kormakur (“2 Guns”), Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow”), Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (“Kon-Tiki”), Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive”) and Andre Ovredal (“Troll Hunter”). To help deal with the language barrier, L.A.-based Giddings has become key in linking Scandinavian and Hollywood production companies, agencies and studios with talent, projects and financing.
Backstory: Giddings studied to be a lawyer, and learned the ropes of the film biz at Samuel and Victor Hadida’s Davis Films and Metropolitan Filmexport (“Domino,” “Silent Hill”), and later Paradox Entertainment (“Conan the Barbarian »
- Marc Graser
Swedish production group Tre Vanner is moving along with an English-language of the hit Swedish crime trilogy "Easy Money" (aka. "Snabba Cash") after the rights reverted back to them from Warner Brothers. Screenwriters Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken will pen the script for the remake.
Director Daniel Espinosa ("Safe House") and star Joel Kinnaman ("Robocop") launched their careers of the success of the first film which a man who becomes a drug runner in order to maintain his double life, his fate becomes tied to both a fugitive and a mafia enforcer. [Source: THR]
- Garth Franklin
Swedish production group Tre Vanner is moving into English-language production, starting with a planned remake of their hit crime trilogy Easy Money. The Easy Money remake had been with Warner Bros. but now the rights have reverted back to Tre Vanner, which is developing the project on their own with screenwriters Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken. The first Easy Money film was a hit in Sweden and launched the international careers of director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and star Joel Kinnaman (Robocop). In addition to its Easy Money franchise Tre Vanner, which was recently acquired by Swedish major Svensk,
- Scott Roxborough
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