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Con Air director teams with The Who on TV series

4 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Simon West writing Mods and Rockers with iconic band.

Con Air and The Expendables 2 director Simon West is in development on a TV series about London’s music scene in the 1960s with iconic rock band The Who.

West is currently working on the script for Mods and Rockers (working title) with The Who band members including Pete Townsend and Roger Daltry.

The iconic UK band are set to handle music on the series and co-produce with West - who will direct and produce through his UK outfit Simon West Productions – and band manager and film producer Bill Curbishley (The Railway Man, Quadrophenia).

West envisages Mods and Rockers as an eight-part “international series”.

“We’re not remaking Quadrophenia but it’s that kind of world,” he told ScreenDaily. “It will also cover the rockers’ side of the story and spills out into the wider world of swinging ‘60s London, taking in gangsters »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Simon West turns to crowd-funding

15 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Expendables 2 director talks crowd-funding, a Con Air sequel and Tolkien & Lewis.

Con Air and The Expendables 2 director Simon West is turning to crowd-funding platform SyndicateRoom to help finance his upcoming action-comedy Salty.

In an unusual move for such a high profile film, UK investors are being invited to own a stake in the film by buying shares in company Salty Film Ltd via the equity crowd-funding platform SyndicateRoom.

According to West’s Simon West Productions, angel investors have already bought £450,000 of equity in Salty Films, with remaining shares available at a minimum of £1,000.

The production is aiming for crowd-funding investors to make up £1.8m of the film’s projected £5.9m ($10m) budget, with the remainder expected from pre-sales and tax credits.

West’s production outfit is in advanced negotiations with a Us sales outfit for the project, which the director hopes to shoot in 2015.

Salty follows a reformed sex-addict muso who is persuaded to take a »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Simon West to crowd-fund action-comedy Salty

15 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Expendables 2 director talks crowd-funding, a Con Air sequel and Tolkien & Lewis.

Con Air and The Expendables 2 director Simon West is turning to crowd-funding platform SyndicateRoom to help finance his upcoming action-comedy Salty.

In an unusual move for such a high profile film, UK investors are being invited to own a stake in the film by buying shares in company Salty Film Ltd via the equity crowd-funding platform SyndicateRoom.

According to West’s Simon West Productions, angel investors have already bought £450,000 of equity in Salty Films, with remaining shares available at a minimum of £1,000.

The production is aiming for crowd-funding investors to make up £1.8m of the film’s projected £5.9m ($10m) budget, with the remainder expected from pre-sales and tax credits.

West’s production outfit is in advanced negotiations with a Us sales outfit for the project, which the director hopes to shoot in 2015.

Salty follows a reformed sex-addict muso who is persuaded to take a »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Giveaway – Win The Legend of Hercules on Blu-ray

28 July 2014 3:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the UK DVD and Blu-ray release of The Legend of Hercules on August 4th, we’ve got two Blu-ray copies of the film up for grabs! Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

Kellan Lutz (The Expendables 3) stars as the mythical Greek hero, Hercules, in this epic origin story. The son of Zeus is betrayed by his stepfather, a tyrant King (Scott Adkins; The Expendables 2) and sold into slavery. Hercules must then embark on a legendary odyssey using his extraordinary strength to overthrow the king and restore peace to the land.

The Legend Of Hercules is an epic action adventure with mind-blowing thrills and an all-star supporting cast including Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: War of the Damned), Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones) and Gaia Weiss (Vikings).”

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- Gary Collinson

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Nymph Swims to DVD in September

26 July 2014 6:25 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Here's the thing... you put Kristina Klebe in a movie entitled Nymph, you immediately have our attention. Having killer mermaids in it? Well, that's just a bonus! Read on for all the fishy details.

Epic Pictures Group has announced a September 9 DVD/VOD release for the creature feature from Apocalypse of the Dead director Milan Todorovic.

Nymph stars screen legend Franco Nero (Tarantino’s Django Unchained), Kristina Klebe (Halloween, Proxy), and Natalie Burn (The Expendables 2).

Synopsis

The story tells the tale of two young women who go on a Mediterranean vacation and uncover the watery lair of a killer mermaid hidden beneath an abandoned fortress.

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'The Expendables 3' Leaks Online 3 Weeks Ahead Of Release

25 July 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Get ready for the debate over piracy to once again rear its head. Back in 2009, a work print (that turned out to be not all that different than the released version) of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" leaked online almost a month ahead of its release, and whether or not it damaged the box office is still up for debate. Despite Fox claiming the pirated copy was viewed 4.5 million times (which doesn't necessarily mean those people would've bought a ticket instead), the movie still opened to a massive $85 million at the box office and did pretty well overall considering how badly it was reviewed. Did it help, hurt or make no difference? Well get ready to see how this next bit of news is spun. A high quality version of "The Expendables 3," apparently ripped from a DVD screener, is now making the rounds of torrent sites, three weeks before the film is slated to hit theatres. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Denzel Washington's The Equalizer to open San Sebastian

23 July 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Denzel Washington in The Equalizer, which will open San Sebastian Film Festival. The European premiere of Antoine Fuqua's The Equalizer will open the 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival, it was announced today.

Denzel Washington - who stars as an ex-black ops commando who comes out of retirement to rescue a girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) from Russian Gangsters in the film - will receive a Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening gala.

The Equalizer will screen out-of-competition on September 19, with Fuqua also in attendance.

The film - based on the TV show starring Edward Woodward - was written by Richard Wenk (The Mechanic, The Expendables 2) and marks the second time Washington has teamed up with Fuqua. Their previous collaboration, Training Day, saw Washington win the Oscar for Best Actor.

Washington picked up his first TV film credit in 1977, with Wilma. He made his film debut in 1981 with the comedy Carbon Copy, »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Competition: Win Van Damme’s ‘Enemies Closer’ on Blu-ray

22 July 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Jean-Claude Van Damme is reunited with legendary filmmaker Peter Hyams (Timecop; Sudden Death) for a rare villainous turn even more gleefully deranged than his role in The Expendables 2, with Enemies Closer – out now on DVD and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay.

After a major shipment of drugs goes missing on the Us-Canadian border, forest ranger and former Navy Seal Henry is plunged into survival mode when the drug cartel, led by the ruthless killer Xander (Van Damme), forces him to help retrieve the downed package. Trapped in the wilderness with no communication to the outside world, Henry finds himself face to face with Clay (Orlando Jones), a man with a personal vendetta against Henry who has returned for retribution. Now, the two mortal enemies must make a choice: put aside their past and work together, or die alone at the hands of Xander and his ruthless gang who will stop »

- Phil Wheat

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DVD Review – Enemies Closer (2013)

21 July 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Enemies Closer, 2013.

Directed by Peter Hyams.

Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tom Everett Scott, Orlando Jones, Linzey Cocker, Christopher Robbie and Zahary Baharov.

Synopsis:

Deep within a forest on the Us-Canadian border, two sworn enemies must work together to escape a ruthless drug cartel hell-bent on retrieving a drug shipment which went missing there.

Having been given the lead villain role in Expendables 2, and become an internet phenomenon thanks to that fantastic Volvo truck advert, Jean Claude Van Damme may have expected slightly more of a career resurgence in the last year or so. Much like the follow-On from his career best (and what could/should have been redefining) performance in Jcvd, when you expected perhaps one or two big name directors or producers to take a shot on Van Damme, it didn’t quite happen. In the end, on both occasions he merely reverted back to his place as one »

- Gary Collinson

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Competing J.R.R. Tolkien Biopics In the Works

20 July 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

We're nearing the end of The Hobbit trilogy as The Battle of the Five Armies is slated to arrive in December 2014. The film will culminate director Peter Jackson's 13-year-long, six-film voyage into J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, and judging by the billions of dollars both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have generated worldwide at the box office, there is no end to the thirst among moviegoers for all things Tolkien. With that in mind, to help fill that Gollum void, two different movie studios are planning competing J.R.R. Tolkien biopics. »

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Two J.R.R. Tolkien Biopics In Development

17 July 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

In terms of cultural impact and influence, there are not many bigger writers than J.R.R. Tolkien and we’re also aware of the struggles that he had to produce those magnificent novels after experiencing the horrific realities of World War I and II.

There have been rumours of films being developed for a while and now it seems that two will be out there with one very specifically exploring his life, times and friendship with another classic author; C.S. Lewis.

Chernin Entertainment & Fox Searchlight have been backing Tolkien with a script from David Gleeson and now Attractive Films are behind Tolkien & Lewis, which is to be (unexpectedly) directed by The Expendables 2 helmer Simon West, who also did Con Air, and although we see the War/Action element, unless it’s done right I don’t think anyone want that kind of film about Tolkien’s turbulent life.

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- Dan Bullock

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West To Helm Film About Tolkien & C.S. Lewis

16 July 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Simon West ("The Expendables 2," "Con Air," "Tomb Raider") is attached to direct the $18 million indie feature "Tolkien and Lewis" for Attractive Films.

Set primarily at the beginning of World War II, the story centers on "The Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien's friendship with his University of Oxford colleague, the "Chronicles of Narnia" author C.S. Lewis.

Tolkien, a devout Catholic, converted Lewis to Christianity which became a key element of his 'Narnia' series and in turn made the author something of a poster boy for Christianity. On the flip side, Lewis encouraged Tolkien to finish his "The Lord of the Rings" volumes despite "The Hobbit" author being haunted by memories of the first World War.

The friendship is ultimately poisoned by jealousy, paranoia and creative and religious differences. The producers are aiming for an Easter release and will court the lucrative "faith-based" audience demographic. 

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- Garth Franklin

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J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis' friendship will be the subject of a new film

16 July 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

British fantasy literature has two towering figures: J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia. The two were longtime friends, and now their relationship will be the subject of a new movie: Tolkien & Lewis, an $18 million drama, will be produced by UK-based production outfit Attractive Films and directed by Simon West, known for The Expendables 2Con Air, and a certain Rick Astley music video.

Attractive describes the movie as “a drama fantasy set in war torn Britain in 1941 revealing the faith, friendship, and rivalry between J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. »

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Second biopic of The Hobbit's Jrr Tolkien in the works

16 July 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A second Jrr Tolkien biopic is in the works.

Attractive Films' independent film Tolkien & Lewis will target the faith-based market with the story of the writer's relationship with Cs Lewis, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Expendables 2 director Simon West is attached to the film, which centres around the Hobbit and Narnia authors' time at Oxford.

Devout Catholic Tolkien converted the formerly agnostic Lewis to Christianity, while the latter encouraged his friend to complete Lord of the Rings.

Set between the First and Second World Wars, it will also document the haunting of Wwi veteran Tolkien as Europe slides back towards conflict.

Tolkien and Lewis's relationship eventually soured.

"Lewis becoming the poster boy for Christianity upset Tolkien," said Attractive's Wernher Pramschufer. "And obsessive genius Tolkien is blocked, terrified of finishing The Fellowship of the Ring, for fear of the strange, psychotic visions which torture him."

Fox Searchlight is developing Tolkien, »

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Competing J.R.R. Tolkien Movies Race to Theaters (Exclusive)

16 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the July 25 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. J.R.R. Tolkien's novels have been dramatic source material for filmmakers, and now the author's own life is getting not one but two screen treatments. Chernin Entertainment is developing Tolkien for Fox Searchlight with a script from Irish writer David Gleeson, and now a smaller independent studio is aiming to beat that project into theaters. London- and Brisbane-based Attractive Films' Tolkien & Lewis, to be directed by Simon West (The Expendables 2), is an $18 million feature financed via U.K. tax credits, presales

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- Paul Bond

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Expendables 3 TV Spot And Motion Poster Offer Trainwrecks, Explosions And Crazy Mel Gibson

10 July 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The lineup that Sylvester Stallone has pulled together for the third installment of his Expendables film series is positively insane. Expendables 3's roster reads like a who's who of movie badasses from past and present, so why not show them all off with a little Sly swagger and explosions? Enter the brand new motion poster you see above. Sylvester Stallone co-wrote The Expendables 3, and in this action-packed adventure he reprises his role as Barney Ross. This time around, his titular team will have to do battle with an unhinged arms dealer. Joining Sly for this wild ride is Jason Statham (The Transporter), Jet Li (Unleashed), Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Dolph Lungren (Universal Soldier), Ufc Fighter Randy Couture, Mma fighter Ronda Rousey in her film debut, Kelsey Grammer (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Terry Crews (The Expendables 2), Kellan Lutz (The Legend of Hercules), Mel Gibson (Maverick), and Stallone's old Demolition Man »

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New clip for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For with Jessica Alba and Bruce Willis

3 July 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re only a short while away now from the release of the long-awaited Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Dimension Films have just dropped a new clip for us featuring Jessica Alba (The Fantastic Four) and Bruce Willis (The Expendables 2).

The film will have its UK premiere at Film4 FightFest.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves together two of Frank Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants. In Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dwight is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell. Chronologically, this story takes place prior to “The Big Fat Kill” (featured in the film Frank Miller’s Sin City) and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face. »

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The Expendables 3 Will Be PG-13

2 July 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Sylvester Stallone.s Expendables franchise saw a deep dip from its initial movie to its sequel. In fact, 2012.s The Expendables 2 couldn.t even cross the $90 million mark at the domestic box office (though it did bank $305M internationally). So with a third movie reaching theaters in August, Stallone and director Patrick Hughes are implementing huge changes to try and expand the fan base . though this next one, you might not appreciate. According to a Tweet posted by Exhibitor Relations, The Expendables 3 will head into theaters with a PG-13 rating for "violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language." And as the site adds: "Weak sauce." Expendables 3 rated PG-13: violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language. Weak Sauce.. Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) July 2, 2014 To be fair, Sylvester Stallone has been laying the groundwork for this disappointing news for weeks. »

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'The Expendables 3' Officially Rated PG-13

2 July 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A group of deadly mercenaries are cleaning up their act, with the upcoming action sequel The Expendables 3 officially given a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America. Exhibitor Relations first reported the news through their Twitter feed, which you can check out below.

Expendables 3 rated PG-13: violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language. Weak Sauce.

— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) July 2, 2014

The news comes as somewhat of a surprise, since 2010's The Expendables and 2012's The Expendables 2 were both given an R rating. Franchise star Sylvester Stallone revealed at the Cannes Film Festival last month that The Expendables 3 will be PG-13, though he claims it's "very close to an R."

"We want to reach as many people as possible. It's very close to an R, believe me, it's right there. But I think we owe it to the next generation. We »

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The Expendables 3 officially rated PG-13

2 July 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Just before the release of The Expendables 2, word leaked out that the movie could be rated PG-13 (the equivalent of a 12A or 15A on this side of the pond), a step down from the original's R rating, meaning a much more subdued affair with pretty much all of the bloody violence and salty language removed. This was something Sylvester Stallone had said he never wanted to happen when he first announced the franchise, which brought over the top 80's action back into cinemas. Well, the R rating stayed put for The Expendables 2, but not so The Expendables 3, which has been officially announced as PG-13 for, 'violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language'. Most fans will likely lament the watering down of their gore soaked action franchise, but what could bring about this change? Money, pure and simple. The first two movies »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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