Lionsgate has released three new Child 44 posters. Based on the novel by Tom Rob Smith, the film takes place in 1953 Soviet Russia and stars Tom Hardy as Leo Demidov, a secret police agent who is exiled to a provincial outpost when he refuses to denounce his wife, Rasia (Noomi Rapace). While working at the outpost, he and Raisa team up with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman), and must investigate a string of child murderers that are being covered up by the government. I’m not sure why this movie is flying so low under the radar. It’s got a great premise, the trailer looks solid, and it’s got an excellent cast. While I wasn’t a fan of director Daniel Espinosa’s previous movie, Safe House, I’ve got some hope for Child 44, and maybe it will be a nice bit of counterprogramming as we charge into blockbuster season. »
- Matt Goldberg
It’s Tom Hardy versus the Soviet Union circa 1953 in Child 44 – Bane versus Stalin, if you like - and it could go either way. Hardy’s Soviet police office find himself spun in a web that may have no obvious exit, bar the gulag or cemetery, as the movie’s new TV spot shows. It’s debuting here courtesy of Entertainment One.brightcove.createExperiences();Adapted from the first of a book trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, Child 44 finds Soviet police officer Leo Demidov (Hardy) investigating a serial killer who is targeting children. The twist? Stalinist Russia doesn’t recognise the existence of crime, so Demidov’s enquiries only arouse the suspicions of dangerous apparatchiks. And as he digs deeper into the case, his government begins to suspect him of treason when a colleague frames him.Noomi Rapace is playing his conflicted wife, Raisa, and Gary Oldman is the »
Liam Neeson's latest action flick, Run All Night, may have struggled at the box office, but earlier this year, Taken 3 proved that he still has pulling power. Never mind the fact that Taken 3 is a film best forgotten about. Quickly.
Neeson has now added another action film to his slate though, a submarine flick by the name of Narco Sub. This was a film that the late Tony Scott was once going to direct (Ridley Scott is one of the producers, alongside Simon Kinberg), and it's also a project that both Doug Liman and Antoine Fuqua came close to making.
Next month we'll see how Daniel Espinosa fares with his latest thriller Child 44 starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace (watch the trailer right here). But the director of Safe House is already looking ahead to his next project, and it's going to take him into the realm of sci-fi. The Wrap reports that Espinosa is in talks to be at the helm of Morningstar, a secretive sci-fi flick set up at Warner Bros. Pictures. Details are being kept under tight wraps, but the script from David Birke is said to have the potential for some world-building (which means potential franchise) and has a story in "the tradition of a Cold War thriller." That doesn't give us much to go on, but original science fiction ideas at the studio level are hard to come by, so count us intrigued for the time being. Espinosa hasn't exactly blown me »
- Ethan Anderton
20th Century Fox has enlisted RoboCop writer Joshua Zetumer to adapt Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge’s nonfiction book Boston Strong, which chronicles the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. The studio picked up the project in November and attached Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa to direct. The Fighter writers Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy wrote a draft of the screenplay that piqued Fox's interest enough to bite. The studio then turned to Zetumer, who is already working with Fox on X-Men spinoff Gambit as a star vehicle for Channing Tatum. The Boston Strong project is moving forward at
- Tatiana Siegel, Borys Kit
Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk has finalized a deal with 20th Century Fox to direct Narco Sub, with Liam Neeson being eyed to star. The project has been in development for several years, with filmmakers such as Tony Scott, Doug Liman and Antoine Fuqua attached to direct at one point. Now that the studio has a director in place, they will focus on securing a deal with Liam Neeson.
The story follows an Ecuadorian drug lord who forces a disgraced Naval officer (Liam Neeson) to navigate a Narco Sub filled with cocaine past the Coast Guard. These much smaller submersible crafts are typically used by drug cartels to ship their illegal drugs between Colombia and Mexico. The ships are so small they are unable to be detected by radar.
Liam Neeson is likely to star and "Game of Thrones" and "Luther" director Brian Kirk has closed a deal to direct the long in gestation action-thriller "Narco Sub" at 20th Century Fox, Scott Free and Genre Films.
The story follows a notorious Ecuadorian drug lord who forces a disgraced American naval officer to navigate a cocaine-packed submarine past the U.S. Coast Guard.
David Guggenheim ("Safe House") wrote the movie which Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg are producing. Tony Scott, Doug Liman and Antoine Fuqua are among the filmmakers who have circled early incarnations of the project.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
The film is said to be in the tradition of a Cold War thriller and requires a director capable of "world-building," but plot specifics are under wraps. David Birke ("13 Sins," "Elle") wrote the script while Doug Davison ("The Departed") is producing.
In other director news, Anders Walter (Oscar-winning short film "Helium") has signed on to makes his feature directing debut on a film adaptation of Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura's award-winning graphic novel "I Kill Giants" for Treehouse Pictures. Chris Columbus is slated to produce.
The story follows a young girl who escapes from her troubled reality into a fantasy world where she has much more power. Joe Kelly will write the adapted screenplay and production is slated for later this year.
- Garth Franklin
He flirted with the Assassin's Creed movie for a while, but Daniel Espinosa's desire to move off real-world thrillers and into something with a bit of a sci-fi tinge has ultimately led him in a different direction. He's in talks to direct Warner Bros.' top secret Morningstar project, from a screenplay by David Birke (13 Sins).Espinosa previously made the international hit Snabba Cash, followed by his mainstream debut Safe House, with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. Most recently he's been at work on Child 44, based on Tom Rob Smith's novel and sporting the pitch-hitting cast of Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace and Vincent Cassel. Ridley Scott is among the producers.In short, his is becoming an increasingly safe pair of hands where real-world thrillers are concerned, so something fantastical that calls for "world building" is a surprising tangent. While nothing is known about Morningstar's story, »
“Game of Thrones” director Brian Kirk has closed a deal to direct 20th Century Fox, Scott Free and Genre Films’ action-thriller “Narco Sub,” which will likely star Liam Neeson, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. David Guggenheim (“Safe House”) wrote the movie, which Ridley Scott is producing with Simon Kinberg of Genre Films, whose Aditya Sood will executive produce with Scott Free’s Elishia Holmes. “Narco Sub” follows a notorious Ecuadorian drug lord who forces a disgraced American naval officer to navigate a cocaine-packed submarine past the U.S. Coast Guard. See photos: 50 Actors Over 50 Who Are Still Conquering. »
- Jeff Sneider
It was reported back in mid-February that Warner Bros. and director David Ayer were looking at Joel Kinnaman (Run All Night, RoboCop) to replace the departed Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg in the DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad. Now we have official word from the actor via an interview with Allocine the he will indeed be in the film, though he isn't about to say which character just yet. "All I can say is that I'm going to be in the movie, and it's going to be amazing," Kinnaman said. In a separate interview he confirms he's playing Flagg. The following comes from Uproxx: You mention being aware of what the fans want, how does that play into what you want to do with Rick Flag in Suicide Squadc He's not a super known character, so maybe you don't have to worry about that as much and you can really own it. »
- Brad Brevet
Motion picture and television studio Stx Entertainment has begun principal photography on the theatrical feature The Free State of Jones in and around New Orleans, Louisiana, it was announced by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of Stx Entertainment's Motion Picture Group. The epic action-drama is written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and stars Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights), Keri Russell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, House of Cards).
The film is being produced by Scott Stuber (Ted, Safe House) through his Blue Grass Films shingle, with Jon Kilik (Foxcatcher, The Hunger Games) producing through his Jon Kilik Productions, and Ross producing through his Larger Than Life Productions. Stx Entertainment is producing the film and recently announced plans to release the movie nationwide on March 11, 2016. Im Global »
Tom Hardy. Gary Oldman. Noomi Rapace. A tale of Soviet intrigue. We know a lot of you have been looking forward to Child 44, so we’re happy to be offering a first look at the new UK poster for the movie, in one-sheet and quad flavours, because choice is good. Adapted from the first of a book trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, Child 44 finds Soviet police officer Hardy investigating a serial killer who is targeting children. But as he digs deeper into the case, his own government begins to suspect him of treason when a colleague frames him. Rapace is playing his conflicted wife and Oldman is the chief of police eventually assigned to investigate Hardy. Safe House director Daniel Espinosa is behind this one, working up a tale of paranoia, treachery and crime that is loosely based on real events. With Richard Price handling script chores and Joel Kinnaman, »
"Those who seek the truth will be silenced." The riveting Stalin-era crime thriller Child 44 will be hitting theaters this spring, and we have a powerful new poster. Based on the best-selling novel by Tom Rob Smith, this serial-killer drama follows a series of real-life child murders committed in 1953 Soviet Russia, during a supposedly "ideal" Communist state. The star-studded cast includes Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman as their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up.
Child 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up »
A new poster has arrived online for Child 44, the upcoming adaptation of Tom Rob Smith’s bestselling novel, which sees Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) directing a stellar cast that includes Tom Hardy (Locke), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop), Jason Clarke (Terminator Genisys), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Trilogy) Sam Spruell (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Paddy Considine (The World’s End)…
See Also: Watch the trailer for Child 44 here
A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, Child 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial »
- Gary Collinson
Tom Hardy has never met a funny accent that he hasn't fallen wildly in love with. His latest is a gruff Russian number for "Child 44," a new film based on Tom Rob Smith's best-selling historical thriller that follows a former secret policeman (Hardy) who is investigating a series of grisly child murders in Soviet Russia. And you can hear that accent and see Hardy in action in the gripping new trailer.
"Child 44" is based, in part, on a real life serial killer dubbed the Red Ripper who murdered more than 50 women and children in Stalin's supposedly perfect Russia. Hardy plays a man who is clued into the killer after a friend's child is murdered. This looks really intense. The all-star supporting cast includes Gary Oldman (Batman reunion!), Joel Kinnaman, Vincent Cassel (glimpsed briefly in the trailer), Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, Noomi Rapace (re-teaming with Hardy after "The Drop") and Dev Patel. »
- Drew Taylor
The big screen adaptation of Child 44 is described as a politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia. The movie chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor.
Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo’s psychopathic rival Vasili (Joel Kinnaman), who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.”
It’s an interesting sounding premise, and one many people will be familiar with due to the fact that movie is based on the 2008 novel of the same name. That was written by Tom Rob Smith, and was the first »
- Josh Wilding
The first trailer for Child 44 has been released.
Hardy stars as Soviet military police officer Leo Stepanovich Demidov, who loses his status and power when he refuses to denounce his wife (Rapace) as a traitor.
He then sets out to investigate a series of child murders with the help of General Nesterov (Oldman).
Child 44 will be released in the Us on April 17. »
Summit Entertainment has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Child 44" thriller, starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, and Vincent Cassel. Check it out below. Plot: Based on the first novel of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, the story is set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. An idealistic pro-Stalin security officer decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn't exist. The state would not hear of the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case. The new movie is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and is set to hit theaters on April 17th. Trailer: »
One of our most eagerly awaited films of 2015 is Safe House director Daniel Espinosa's take on Tom Rob Smith's novel, Child 44. The acclaimed book was first published in 2008, and the movie adaptation of it stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Vincent Cassel and Jason Clarke.
Both the film and book are set in 1953 Russia, with the story following a secret police agent who refuses to denounce his wife as a traitor. Exiled, he joins forces with Oldman's General Nesterov to try and track down a serial killer. As you might expect, they discover more than they thought.
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