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It’s kind of hard for me to undersell the impact Batman and Adam West had on me as a boy. I was six years old when the show premiered, and it was the first program I can remember seeing previews for and *begging* my mom to commit to letting me watch it when it finally came on. Like most every boy my age in the mid ’60s, I had a makeshift costume, a lunchbox, a plastic Batmobile, the Batman TV soundtrack (I still own the original LP), and of course the comic books, which never seemed quite as captivating to me compared to the vivid pop-art energy of the series. And hardly least of all, Batman introduced Julie Newmar’s Catwoman to me, who in turn introduced a whole other set of feelings to this six-year-old– fear and sex all rolled up into one inexplicable but ooh-la-la! package. (I’ll spare you, »
- Dennis Cozzalio
Domino: Brian De Palma (Passion, above) will direct Domino. Nikolaj Coster Waldau (Small Crimes) and Christina Hendricks (The Neon Demon) are in talks to star in the thriller, which follows a police officer who searches for his former partner's killer across Europe. [THR] Start shooting #TheNun this week. Hey @creepypuppet can I upgrade my trailer, feels a little cramped... pic.twitter.com/RxmG0TyyzD — Corin Hardy (@corinhardy) May 1, 2017 The Nun: Director Corin Hardy's latest project is the horror movie The Nun, which starts production this week. He shared a behind-the-scene photo via social media, referring to cowriter and producer James Wan (@creepypuppet), who soon replied. The movie is set to be released on July 13, 2018. [Twitter] Come on...
- Peter Martin
Domino: Brian De Palma (Passion, above) will direct Domino. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Small Crimes) and Christina Hendricks (The Neon Demon) are in talks to star in the thriller, which follows a police officer who searches for his partner's killer across Europe. [THR] Start shooting #TheNun this week. Hey @creepypuppet can I upgrade my trailer, feels a little cramped... pic.twitter.com/RxmG0TyyzD — Corin Hardy (@corinhardy) May 1, 2017 The Nun: Director Corin...
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Don Kaye May 5, 2017
Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame is set to star in Domino, a new thriller from director Brian De Palma (that's nothing to do with the Tony Scott movie of the same name). According to The Wrap, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones will co-star in the film.
The pair will play Danish cops who are on the hunt for the person who murdered Coster-Waldau's partner. What they don't know is that their chief suspect is an American CIA agent in pursuit of an Isis terror cell.
The movie does not have a distributor yet but will head to the film market at this year's Cannes Film Festival in search of backing.
Not all that long ago, Brian De Palma was a bankable A-list helmer, with hits like “Scarface,” “The Untouchables” and “Mission: Impossible” under his belt. But the last ten years have been a bit rough for the filmmaker: he’s only made two movies, the semi-experimental “Redacted,” which won the Golden Lion at Venice but proved divisive in the extreme with critics, and the little-seen Rachel McAdams thriller “Passion.”
The latter was five years ago, but De Palma’s been talked about in his absence from filmmaking, thanks to the patronage of younger filmmakers who grew up on his work, like Edgar Wright who frequently sings his praises, and Noah Baumbach, who made last year’s excellent documentary “De Palma” about the helmer and his work.
- Oliver Lyttelton
Project after project has come to Brian De Palma‘s door with no signs of movement past some sort of initial agreement — something good enough to get the trades and blogs writing, at least — thus making it easy (or easier) to accept that the 76-year-old’s filmmaking days have come to an end. (Which would be okay by me — Passion makes for a hell of a last note.) Now, though, it might just be time to split that diopter: there’s a title that has a script, backers, stars, and a supposed starting window.
Variety tells us De Palma, Christina Hendricks, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) have come aboard Domino, from a script by Kon-Tiki‘s Petter Skavlan and with a summer start thanks to the international efforts of Backup, Maestranza, Schønne Film, and Zilvermeer. It sounds like a De Palma picture in the basic outline: a cop (Coster-Waldau »
- Nick Newman
There appears to be no onscreen torture we can invent but some producer’s first thought is “I’d like to see Noomi Rapace undergo that in a movie.” Graphic sexual violence? Niels Arden Oplev’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” Excruciating self-surgery? Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus.” Strangulation by a dead woman’s identical twin? Brian De Palma’s “Passion.” And now we get “Rupture,” perhaps the sine qua non of the “let’s torture Noomi Rapace” subgenre in which she is tased, kidnapped, tied to a gurney, repeatedly drugged, forced to wear a helmet full of spiders and other things too spoilery, and too daft, to go into here.
But maybe the cruellest extreme rendition to be visited on Rapace is her ongoing, tantalizing proximity to the A-list, where despite an impressive resume, she’s never quite managed to establish herself. And that is one effort in which “Rupture” does her no favors. »
- Jessica Kiang
An idyllic day quickly transforms into the stuff of nightmares in a newly released trailer for “Rupture.” Renee (Noomi Rapace), a single mom, lovingly says goodbye to her son and drives to meet a friend on a particularly beautiful, sunny day. Before she reaches her destination, she gets a flat tire. Two men in a van offer to help but Renee declines their assistance and insists she knows how to fix a flat. But they don’t actually want to help her — and the flat was no accident. It’s there in broad daylight that the two tackle Renee, taser her, and cover her mouth with tape in what’s clearly a premeditated attack.
Renee’s life is “thrown into chaos when she is randomly abducted, drugged, and taken to a secret lab facility,” “Rupture’s” official synopsis hints. “As her captors traumatically experiment on her, Renee must discover why she was chosen and fight to escape her prison.”
“They need us,” Renee is told by a fellow prisoner. One of her captors explains, “You have something very special in you.” Watch the intense trailer to see what the lab wants from Renee — and how they plan to get it.
Trailer Watch: Noomi Rapace Is Abducted & Subjected to Experiments in “Rupture” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
The company has struck a deal with CNN Films to handle international sales ahead of the world premiere of Greg Barker’s documentary on Saturday.
CNN Films and Passion Pictures produced Legion Of Brothers, about the small deployment of Special Forces troops sent to Afghanistan immediately after the September 11 attacks to thwart the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
CNN retains Us broadcast, theatrical and streaming rights.
Content will take the film to the Efm in Berlin next month where president of film Jamie Carmichael and executive vice-president of sales and distribution Jonathan Ford will introduce to international buyers.
Barker directed Sundance 2013 selection Manhunt.
“We were immediately struck by the emotional power of Greg’s film,” said Carmichael. “We know that there’s a tremendous level of interest in all things ‘special forces’ and this »
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