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‘Zombillenium,’ ‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘The Ghosts of Pere Lachaise’ Among Cartoon Movie Highlights

9 March 2014 6:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– “Zombillenium,” “Song of the Sea,” “The Ghosts of Pere Lachaise” and “Yellowbird” were among the highlights presented at Cartoon Movie’s animation co-production forum.

Based on Arthur  de Pins’ eponymous comicbooks, “Zombillenium” (in development) is a CGI 3D feature turning on a little girl, Lucy, adopted by monsters tired of working in an amusement terror park. De Pins will direct, Henri Magalon’s Maybe Movies is producing with two other French shingles: 2 Minutes and Dupuis Edition & Audiovisuel. Toon has two assets: on top of having a strong concept, it taps into the current zombie-mania trend and is based on a popular franchise. Gebeka Films will release in France.

Repped by WestEnd, “Song of the Sea” (in production) is Tomm Moore’s follow up to Oscar-nominated “Brendan And The Secret of Kells.” Like “Kells,” “Sea” is hand-drawn, boasts bright colors and a rich, painterly visual style. It’s also based on Irish folklore. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Berlin: Gallic Shingle Haut et Court Sets Drug Expose Thriller (Exclusive)

10 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Haut et Court is moving forward on “Mediator” (working title), a medical thriller centering on Gaul’s own Erin Brockovich, a pneumonologist from Brittany called Irene Frachon.

Emmanuelle Bercot (pictured), who’s been working on-and-off on the project since 2011, will be directing.

Penned by Severine Bosschem and Bercot, the film will follow the journey of Frachon, who uncovered one of France’s biggest medical scandals in recent years, revealing the deathly damage caused by the diabetic drug Mediator before it was finally banned.

The script will be based on Frachon’s book “Mediator 150 mg, combien de morts.”

Bercot’s screenwriting credits include Maiwenn’s Cannes’ jury-prize winning “Polisse” (which she co-wrote), and previously helmed the Catherine Deneuve starrer “On My Way,” a 2012 Berlin player.

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- Elsa Keslassy

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Maïwenn sets March for next shoot

7 February 2014 8:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

StudioCanal and Les Productions du Trésor to produce Polisse director’s fourth feature.

Principal photography will commence on Maïwenn’s fourth feature on March 10.

Shooting for 11 weeks on location in the Paris area and the South-West of France, love story Rien Ne Sert De Courir is to be produced by Les Productions du Trésor and co-produced by StudioCanal and France 2 Cinéma, in association with Canal+ and France Télévisions.

Maïwenn [pictured] also co-wrote the script with Etienne Comar. Emmanuelle Bercot and Vincent Cassel are set to star.

StudioCanal handles all distribution rights, as well as international sales.

Comar previously scripted Xavier Beauvois’ Of Gods and Men. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Maïwenn's new feature to shoot in March

7 February 2014 8:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

StudioCanal and Les Productions du Trésor to produce Polisse director’s fourth feature.

Principal photography will commence on Maïwenn’s fourth feature on March 10.

Shooting for 11 weeks on location in the Paris area and the South-West of France, love story Rien Ne Sert De Courir is to be produced by Les Productions du Trésor and co-produced by StudioCanal and France 2 Cinéma, in association with Canal+ and France Télévisions.

Maïwenn [pictured] also co-wrote the script with Etienne Comar. Emmanuelle Bercot and Vincent Cassel are set to star.

StudioCanal handles all distribution rights, as well as international sales.

Comar previously scripted Xavier Beauvois’ Of Gods and Men. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Studiocanal, Les Productions de Tresor Team for Maiwenn’s ‘Rien’

7 February 2014 8:42 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Linking Europe’s biggest production force with one of French’s senior producers, European film-tv group Studiocanal has boarded the new film from French filmmaker Maiwenn, “Rien ne sert de courir,” which stars Emmanuelle and Vincent Cassel.

Described as a passionate love story, “Rien” is produced by Alain Attal at his Paris-based Les Productions du Tresor, which is best-known for producing all the films of Guillaume Canet, including the Music Box-released crime thriller “Tell No One,” which grossed $6.2 million  at the U.S. box office in 2008, plus Romain Duris’ toplined “Populaire,” and Maiwenn’s “Polisse.”

“Rien” will be co-produced by Studiocanal and France 2 Cinema, in association with Canal+ and France Televisions. Studiocanal handles all distribution rights as well as international sales.

Principal photography will commence March 10, for 11 weeks, on location in and around Paris and in the south-west France.

Maiwenn will direct and also co-wrote the script with Etienne Comar. »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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Bruce Willis Will 'Rock The Kasbah,' Lindsay Lohan Plans 'Inconceivable' Project & Much More

21 January 2014 11:44 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

New year, new news! (How will I introduce these news posts come February? I'd better start thinking of something now...) Let's kick it off with a double bit of casting news about Vincent Cassel, everyone's favourite menacing Frenchman, who has boarded two European flicks. First is the thriller, “Rien ne sert courir," the next film from French mono-name director Maiwenn, whose “Polisse” played Cannes to some acclaim in 2011. The other new gig for polyglot Cassel is Italian project “The Tale of Tales,” where he'll be joined by Salma Hayek and directed by Matteo Garrone, the filmmaker behind “Gomorrah” and “Reality.” And by the way, the original 17th century Italian title of the source material, is a collection of morality tales, “Lo cunto de li cunti.” Just in case that ever, uh, comes in handy. [Variety/Variety]Also coming in over the wires is some news about a couple of aging action men. »

- Ben Brock

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Vincent Cassel Boards Maiwenn’s Next Film

20 January 2014 9:06 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– French star Vincent Cassel (“Black Swan”) has boarded “Rien ne sert de courir,” Maiwenn’s follow-up to “Polisse.”

Cassel will star opposite Emmanuelle Bercot, who co-wrote and starred in “Polisse.” Project reunites Maiwenn with “Polisse” producer Alain Attal at Les Productions du Tresor, the shingle behind Guillaume Canet’s “Blood Ties” and Romain Duris starrer “Populaire.”

The plot of “Courir” is being kept under wrap. Its title is inspired by a famous Jean de la Fontaine fable.

Etienne Comar, who collaborated with Xavier Beauvois on the script of Cannes’ grand prize winner “Of Gods and Men,” co-wrote “Courir” with Maiwenn.

Lensing is skedded for March 3.

Since making her directorial debut with “Pardonnez-moi” (“Forgive Me”), Maiwenn has established herself as one of Gaul’s   leading femme helmers.

Polisse,” a gritty drama set at a Paris’ child protection unit, competed at Cannes, where it won a Jury award and earned warm reviews. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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