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Going up against the big boys are we? Indie sci-fi The Signal, which screened at The Sundance Film Festival, follows a group of three friends who take a detour during a journey only for everything to suddenly go dark. The film has received many positive reviews and has set a limited release for 13th June, with further expansions in the weeks following that date. The Signal stars Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp and Laurence Fishburne.
Meanwhile, Bong Joon Ho’s much awaited Snowpiercer, which like a typical train will be running nearly a year late, has finally set a North American release date. It should be hitting cinemas on 27th June as a limited release with a possible, but as yet unconfirmed, same day VOD release. The film has been delayed for a long time and has already been released in some parts of Europe and Asia. Snowpiercer sees »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
I'm excited to tell you that Bong Joon-Ho's post apocalyptic thriller Snowpiercer has finally been given a release date, and that date is June 27th, 2014 in limited theaters. We've been reporting news on this movie for such a long time, and it's great that we'll actually be able to see it!
As previously reported, the Weinsteins bought U.S. rights to the film back in 2012 based on a script and and some test footage. The deal they made included a wide release, but the director turned in a film that was over two and half hours long. The Weinsteins wanted the director to cut the film down, but he wouldn't. As a result, the Weinsteins didn't want to release it.
Just a few weeks ago, the two parties recently came to an agreement that allowed the movie to be released in theaters. Basically, the director gets to keep his cut of his film, »
- Joey Paur
Could it be? Your eyes do Not deceive you! There is finally a release date set for Snowpiercer here in the States. Look for it in theatres on June 24, 2014, hopefully in its original form. At least that's the rumor. Look for confirmation soon.
The English-language directorial debut of Bong Joon-ho (The Host), the film stars The Avengers’ Chris Evans, The Help’s Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Alison Pill, Tilda Swinton, and Song Kang-ho.
Based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Snowpiercer is set in the not too distant future, where a new Ice Age has wiped out most of the human race. With a revolt brewing onboard, the Snowpiercer is a train of Earth’s lone survivors that travels around the cold world.
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- Uncle Creepy
Briefly: After getting picked up about a year and a half ago by The Weinstein Company, and getting jockeyed around with 20 minutes being cut from the film and a new edit being tested and shot down in favor of director Bong Joon-ho's original cut, Snowpiercer is finally coming to the United States. Last month we learned the director's cut of the film will see release, and Radius-twc has just given the film a limited theatrical release on June 27th, and if the distribution arm follows suit, the film will likely hit VOD the same day. With Captain America: The Winter Soldier coming in April, it's a good year for Chris Evans. »
- Ethan Anderton
Here are a couple of new release dates: Snowpiercer, from writer-director Bong Joon-ho, and starring Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, and Tilda Swinton, will make its U.S. debut on June 27th in limited release. Kill the Messenger, directed by Michael Cuesta and starring Jeremy Renner, opens October 10th. Hit the jump for more on both films. Snowpiercer has already played all around the world, but it looks like we'll finally get to take a look at it for ourselves when it graces American shores this June. Though it's opening that weekend in limited release, it does so opposite Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction. The other problem is that The Weinstein Company agreed on releasing the director's cut of the film, but in a strategy that increases the number of theaters it plays in each week being contingent upon box office performance. In other words, if Transformers drowns it out, »
- Dave Trumbore
After much debate over what cut would make it to theaters, Joon Ho-Bong's much anticipated "Snowpiercer" has finally received a release date from Radius-twc. American audiences can finally see the festival favorite on June 27, according to BoxOfficeMojo. The summer release date indicates at least some degree of optimism at the box office from Harvey Weinstein & Co. Starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, and John Hurt, "Snowpiercer" tells the story of evolving class systems onboard a train circling the world thanks to a perpetual motion engine. Dealing with social issues, global warming, and Chris Evans' mangy beard, the film carries the weight of a freight engine and hopes to attract audiences venturing out for blockbuster fare this summer with its commentary, clashes, and cast. Much has been made about the film's long journey to cinemas. Now that a date is finally here, how excited are you, dear readers? »
- Ben Travers
Hong Kong – “Snowpiercer,” the English-language sci-fi film by South Korea’s Bong Joon Ho, is to get a theatrical release next month in mainland China.
It is being imported through China’s quota system and will be released as a revenue sharing title by China Film Group in March. A precise date is being finalized and may be known next week.
It is currently unclear what, if any, parts of the movie will be trimmed by Chinese censors ahead of release.
The film was released in South »
- Patrick Frater
The deals are closing on the Fantastic Four cast. We brought you several possibilities last month in a list that included, Kit Harrington, Richard Madden, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Saoirse Ronan. So, who made the cut and who weaseled their way onto the list?
Meet the Human Torch, also knows as Johnny Storm who is being reimagined from the previously known version of the blonde white male to rising star Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle). He’s been pretty involved in this process for a while so we’re not surprised to hear this casting at all.
Next we’ll introduce you to Sue Storm, the Invisible Girl, Kate Mara. You’ll know her most recent work in House of Cards and the upcoming film Transcendence. Previously we’ve loved her work on American Horror Story: Murder House. This is the most interesting of the casting for me, »
- Jess Orso
Whether you call him Doctor number Nine, 8.5, the Other Doctor, or as my son refers to him, Doctor No More, we all love John Hurt and his portrayal of the War Doctor. Well the great man is in action again, though alas not as a Time Lord, in the forthcoming movie Snowpiercer, the story
Fox's 2015 reboot of "The Fantastic Four" has found its four leads. Per Deadline, none of this is absolutely set in stone, but it's looking likely that: Michael B. Jordan ("Fruitvale Station") is Johnny Storm the Human Torch; Kate Mara ("House of Cards") is Sue Storm the Invisible Woman; Miles Teller ("Whiplash") is Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic; and Jamie Bell ("Snowpiercer") is Ben Grimm the Thing. At the helm is Josh Trank (2012's "Chronicle," which also starred Jordan). The film is eyeing a June 2015 release date. Teller and Jordan currently star together, along with Zach Efron, in "That Awkward Moment." Our Toh! interview with Teller out of Sundance is here. »
- Beth Hanna
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Here's a pretty disturbing proposition for you to mentally chop down into easily digestible chunks - Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac makes its way into cinemas this week. The controversial Danish director's new ensemble movie revolves around the reminiscence of a sex addict named Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) who's found in the street by an academic (Stellan Skarsgård). Joe proceeds to tell him her personal story and the film plays out in flashbacks across different time periods, fleshed out by an array of well-known actors who engage themselves in graphic carnal activity.
Mere hours ago we reported on That Awkward Moment stars Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller signing up for a Warner Bros. heist film, and while that project was good enough to warrant an approving nod, we.re a hell of a lot more interested in the two actors reteaming for Josh Trank.s upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four for Fox. And what do you know, Fox has finally confirmed that both Jordan and Teller are entering final negotiations to star, and they.re being joined by House of Cards. Kata Mara and Snowpiercer.s Jamie Bell. The rumors are finally said and done. We now have an official Fantastic Four, and they.re actually fantastic actors! It.s been so long since this project began coming together, I don.t know if I.ll be able to properly adjust to it moving forward. Jordan has been loosely attached »
I already expect there to be something of a deflated expectation to Disney's Maleficent once people scroll down to see it just received a PG rating from the MPAA. The Angelina Jolie-led, live action Sleepy Beauty prequel story is one that has certainly gained attention since the first trailers began playing, but will the PG-rating sour some of you that had high expectations for what looked like a very dark storyc Additional ratings include an R rating for Joon-ho Bong's Snowpiercer, which is still without an official U.S. release date and I also don't have any running time information as debate over whether the director's cut or the Weinstein Co.'s edit will make its way to domestic theaters. Finally, the last notable title is a PG-13 rating for The Fault in Our Stars. You can check out the full bulletin directly below. Dragon Guardians Rated PG »
- Brad Brevet
The French comic series Snowpiercer originated in 1982 as Le Transperceneige, and is arriving for the first time in English courtesy of Titan Comics' two new volumes. The increasing interest in Jean-Marc Rochette, Benjamin Legrand and the late Jacques Lob's books - and almost certainly the move to finally translate them - is the result of South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's acclaimed film adaptation.
The setup of Snowpiercer is relatively straightforward. Following a cataclysm - rumoured to be man-made - which covered the globe in snow and ice, the rag-tag survivors of mankind have taken refuge on a luxury train designed to circumnavigate the globe, clinging to the warmth provided by the roaring engine that has become an object of worship for some.
The first volume, The Escape, centres around Proloff, a refugee from the rear of the train who seeks to find some sort of salvation in the front carriages. »
In case you’re not a totally dialed-in geek for this one, a battle has been raging in the press for several months over a movie that few journalists have actually seen. That film is South Korean auteur Bong Joon-Ho’s upcoming sci-fi graphic novel adaptation, “Snowpiercer,” featuring an international cast that includes Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Korean actors Song Kang-ho, Ko Ah-sung and many more. And the drama percolating over the last few months has been pitted as a classic David and Goliath story of art versus commerce. The bad guy: The Weinstein Company’s notoriously bullish CEO Harvey Weinstein, often dubbed “Harvey Scissorhands,” who has a reputation as a tyrannical honcho who has battled with several of his filmmakers over their cuts. The familiar narrative is that Weinstein is a despot and the filmmakers are the oppressed artists that he persecutes. »
- Rodrigo Perez
Publishing house to launch book pitching event Shoot the Book at Cannes.
French publishing house Gallimard has launched a drive to ramp up its adaptation rights business both at home and abroad.
“We’re already very active but we want to becoming even more proactive in terms of presenting our catalogue to producers,” said Frédérique Massart, director of Gallimard’s audiovisual department, told ScreenDaily.
Recent adaptations from the Gallimard catalogue include Norwegian Joachim’s Trier’s Oslo, August 31st, based on Drieu La Rochelle’s tale of an ex-junkie Feu Follet, and Korean Bong Joon Ho’s post-apocalyptic ice age tale Snowpiercer, which was adapted from Jean-Marc Rochette and Benjamin Legrand’s graphic novel Transperceneige, originally published by Gallimard subsidiary Castermann.
As part of the drive the company and its subsidiary labels Mercure, Castermann, Futuropolis and Flammarion were out in force at Ile de France Film Commission’s Location Expo in Paris on Thursday with a new pitching »
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A recent piece by Neil Young, an indictment of sorts of Rotterdam's programming, and the response it has garnered from those who do not share his negative view of the festival, generates an interesting question: to what extent can critics define and/or evaluate a festival from our subjective experience? With the massive, unwieldy array of films (Young's main gripe) to navigate at a fest like the Berlinale, the variety of possible trajectories is endless. To an extent, a critic can take whatever they view and familiarize oneself with what is happening peripheral to their own paths and come up with an impression. Each festivalgoer, is, in a sense, a programmer in their own right, choosing their own selection according to their interests (and/or professional pressures). Perhaps this personal micro-programming should be taken into account in the evaluative process.
As I assume is the »
- Adam Cook
Author: Jacques Lob
Artist: Jean-Marc Rochette
Hardcover: 110 pages
Publisher: Titan Comics
Snowpiercer is the enthralling and thought-provoking post-apocalyptic graphic novel that inspired the critically acclaimed movie starring Chris Evans (Captain America, Fantastic Four). Originally published in French, this marks the first time that Snowpiercer will be available in English.
In a harsh, uncompromisingly cold future where Earth has succumbed to treacherously low temperatures, the last remaining members of humanity travel on a train while the outside world remains encased in ice.
The surviving community are not without a social hierarchy; those that travel at the front of the train live in relative luxury whilst those unfortunate enough to be at the rear remain clustered like cattle in claustrophobic darkness. Yet, things are about to change aboard the train as passengers become disgruntled…
Until now, Snowpiercer has been what I can only describe as phenomenally inaccessible. »
- Jess Orso
Nominations for The Grandmaster included best film, best director, best actor (Tony Leung Chiu-wai), best actress (Zhang Ziyi), best screenwriter and best cinemtographer (see full list below). Snowpiercer’s nominations included best film, best director, best screenwriter, best production designer and best costume designer.
Also nominated for best film are Chinese director Ning Hao’s No Man’s Land, which is screening at the Berlin film festival, The Great Passage from Japan, The Lunchbox from India and Taiwan’s Stray Dogs.
Multiple nominees also included No Man’s Land, Stray Dogs, Cold Eyes and Rigor Mortis which each picked up four »
- email@example.com (Liz Shackleton)
Last week at the Critic’s Circle Awards, we spoke to an incensed John Hurt, speaking out against Harvey Weinstein, following reports that the renowned Hollywood producer was set to cut out a chunk of forthcoming dystopian thriller Snowpiercer, directed by Bong Joon-ho. However it has since been revealed that following on from public criticisms from the cast and media commentators alike – Weinstein has decided not to make the changes after all.
Speaking in Berlin Film Festival preceding the film’s public screening, notorious director, and producer of Snowpiercer, Park Chan-wook offered his thoughts on the controversial issue. “When it comes to releasing a film, each different territory has to decide what works best for their territory and depending on what territory you go, it’s just as valid for each distributor to say ‘ if you just change this or that, it will work much better’,” he said. “In this case, »
- Stefan Pape
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