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Altitude sells Spooks, Big Game

15 December 2013 4:01 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Multiple deals for Spooks film, Big Game, 47 Metres Down, more.

UK sales outfit Altitude Film Sales has confirmed a slew of sales on their growing slate.

Pre-sales on Spooks: The Greater Good, Shine Pictures’ action-thriller based on the hit TV series, have been inked with Constantin (German-speaking Europe), Swen (Latin America), Gulf Film (Middle East), Cinesky (airlines) and Cinemania (former Yugoslavia).

47 Metres Down, Johannes Roberts underwater thriller which is scheduled to shoot in Q2 2014 and has Screen Star of Tomorrow Vanessa Kirby attached, has been picked up by Entertainment One (UK), Square One (Germany), Wild Side (France), Vendetta (Australia/Nz), All Media (Cis), Dutch Filmworks (Benelux), Gulf Film (Middle East), Pictureworks (India), Suraya (Malaysia), Shaw (Singapore), Cmc (Taiwan), Impuls (Switzerland) and Cinemania (former Yugoslavia).

Launched at Cannes last year, the thriller from Tower Block and Cockneys vs Zombies producers James Harris and Mark Lane, has clocked up an impressive string of pre-sales and continues to generate interest »

- (Andreas Wiseman)

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The Star Wars News Roundup - 12.13.13

13 December 2013 | | See recent news »

The purpose of this roundup is to put the highlights of all things Star Wars from the last week in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars: Episode VII developments to the latest toys. And maybe you'll even share with them something that they might have missed. Let's get to it! Image from Honey Bee Revenge Party Episode VII Movie News Summary Bleeding Cool reported this week on a new casting rumor: Jack O'Connell, who was excellent in Tower Block, Harry Brown, Skins and many more, is a real contender for a key role in Star Wars: Episode VII. I believe that he's met with Abrams and the signs I'm getting are that this meeting went very well. »

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Jack O'Connell the latest name linked to Star Wars: Episode VII

11 December 2013 2:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Bleeding Cool, rising British actor Jack O'Connell "is a real contender for a key role in Star Wars: Episode VII" and is said to have met with director J.J. Abrams with a view to joining the cast of the eagerly-anticipated Star Wars sequel.

After making his debut in 2006's This Is England, O'Connell has gone on to appear in the likes of Eden Lake, Harry Brown and Tower Block, as well as a recurring role in the teen drama Skins. Next year he'll be seen in 300: Rise of an Empire, while he's also been pinpointed as a potential candidate for the role of Mister Fantastic in 20th Century Fox's reboot The Fantastic Four.

Of course, over the past year we've had so many names thrown up as potential additions to the cast of Episode VII, so at this point it's probably best to take everything with a »

- Gary Collinson

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Jack O'Connell Up for Role in Star Wars: Episode VII

10 December 2013 2:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Director J.J. Abrams is still in the process of casting Star Wars: Episode VII. I'm actually surprised that there have been no official casting announcements yet, but I imagine they are coming soon. 

There's a rumor that an actor named Jack O'Connell is up for a "key role" in the film. I'm not really familiar with the actor, but he's been in films such as Tower BlockHarry Brown, and Skins. According to sources at Bleeding Cool, the actor has "met with Abrams and the signs I’m getting are that this meeting went very well."

Up to this point, some of the names we've heard that are up for parts in the film are Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matt Smith, Rachel Hurd Wood, and Jason Flemyng

I'm excited to see who actually ends up being cast in the movie. In the meantime, all we have to go on are »

- Joey Paur

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Skins' Jack O'Connell rumored to be up for a role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII

10 December 2013 1:35 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Yup, another Star Wars: Episode VII rumor has surfaced, this time over at Bleeding Cool. The site is reporting that English actor Jack O'Connell (television's Skins, Harry Brown, Tower Block) is a "real contender for a key role" in the upcoming film. They also believe O'Connell has met with J.J. Abrams, and the site believes the meeting went extremely well. Bleeding Cool thinks Jack O'Connell's role might be the same one Matt Smith was »

- Jesse Giroux

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Jack O’Connell Heading To ‘Star Wars Episode VII?’

9 December 2013 10:32 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sources are reporting that one of the UK’s rising talents Jack O’Connell is reportedly in very heavy talks with J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm for a part in the planned sequel in the Star Wars series. Bleeding Cool report the news that the former Skins, Harry Brown and Tower Block star is a real contender for a key role in Star Wars Episode VII, and has already met with Abrams.

Of course, no word on what that role will be, but O’Connell is a great talent and was superb in the little known British horror Eden Lake (catch it if you can). Expect him to feature prominently in 2014 as he will be seen in 300: Rise Of An Empire in March and Angelina Jolie’s Starred Up later in the year.

Source: Bleeding Cool

The post Jack O’Connell Heading To ‘Star Wars Episode VII?’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Is 300: Rise of an Empire Star Jack O'Connell Testing for Star Wars 7?

9 December 2013 2:52 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production is scheduled to begin next month on Star Wars: Episode VII. With casting still in full swing, no one has been confirmed for this highly-anticipated sequel yet. Until that day comes, we only have the many casting rumors, the latest being that British actor Jack O'Connell is up for an unspecified role.

The actor has reportedly already met with director J.J. Abrams, and it is believed that the meeting went very well. It's also worth noting that the actors who have been previously rumored to be up for roles in the sequel all hail from England, including Saoirse Ronan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matt Smith, Rachel Hurd-Wood and Jason Flemyng.

It isn't known if the part Jack O'Connell read for is the same role that Matt Smith is vying for.

J.J. Abrams is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan, based on an original draft by Michael Arndt. »

- MovieWeb

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Jack O'Connell Up For Star Wars: Episode VII Role?

9 December 2013 1:04 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to sources for Bleeding Cool, English actor, Jack O'Connell, is now very much in the mix for a part in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. Jack O’Connell, who was excellent in Tower Block, Harry Brown, Skins and many more, is a real contender for a key role in Star Wars: Episode VII. I believe that he’s met with Abrams and the signs I’m getting are that this meeting went very well. O’Connell, 23, has made name for himself in Tower Block, Harry Brown and Skins. Though he is a name in the states just yet, that all might change when 300: Rise of an Empire and Angelina Jolie's Starred Up open in theaters next year. Release Date: December 18, 2015 »

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Indie Spotlight

8 December 2013 1:07 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes multiple teaser trailers, a call of submissions for the Hollywood Horrorfest, a Fear Clinic casting update, a Q&A with Hannah Cowley from Haunting of the Innocent, and much more:

Hollywood Horrorfest Details: “From the man who brought you both The Los Angeles Animation Festival and the Boobs & Blood Film Festival, comes the first annual Hollywood Horrorfest (March 28-29, 2014).

Hhf not only showcases new films in competition, but also helps guide filmmakers through the new digital age of filmmaking – from new approaches to financing and production to how to get sales and distribution.

Screenings, awards, red carpet photo opps, industry panels and networking – Hhf has it all, and under one roof, the legendary and now Quentin Tarantino owned, New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles.

“Our focus is on the filmmaker. »

- Tamika Jones

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The 'What's Your Favourite Jason Statham movie?' database

4 December 2013 3:20 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Den Of Geek 5 Dec 2013 - 10:34

We get the chance to interview famous people every now and them. We ask them their favourite Statham movie. Here's what happens...

With The Statham heading back to UK cinemas this week with Homefront, we finally got the chance to ask the man himself the question we've been asking lots of people for years: 'what's your favourite Jason Statham movie?'

Now that he's answered it, we've gathered together lots of the responses we've had in one document. And so here it is:

Jason Segel: "I guess it would have to be… oh man, there are so many. I’m going to go with The Transporter!"

Seth Rogen: "Crank. And then Crank 2."

Evan Goldberg: "It was him in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, right? That’s the best one."

Alice Lowe: "I've never seen any of his films. »

- simonbrew

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Sleeping Room using equity crowdfunding

30 October 2013 4:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Movie Mogul’s supernatural thriller to become the first UK film to use fundraising method provides backers with an actual return on their investment.

UK production company Movie Mogul have announced that their new project The Sleeping Room will use equity crowdfunding.

Written by Ross Jameson, The Sleeping Room is set in present day Brighton, and centres on a call girl who falls for a client who reveals himself to be more than first meets the eye.

The supernatural thriller is the first UK film to utilise equity crowdfunding, which will see backers receive a share of equity in the production. Movie Mogul will use in a bid to raise £25,000 towards post-production.

Director John Shackleton said: “It’s very exciting to be at the forefront of this new wave of fundraising for films, and it’s great to be able to offer actual equity to our supporters.

“Now almost »

- (Ian Sandwell)

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Creativity Capital gets credit facility

11 October 2013 5:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Creativity Media subsidiary gets £2m facility from Schneider Media Investments.

Fledgling financier Creativity Capital, a subsidiary of post-production outfit Creativity Media, has secured a £2m revolving credit facility with London-based financier Schneider Media Investments (Smi).

Creativity Capital, launched in spring 2013 and run by managing director Patrick Fischer, investment director Richard Kondal and investment executives Adam Lewin and Arjun Rose, provides loan finance and consultancy on film and TV projects.

As part of the deal Smi has acquired a minority stake in post specialist Creativity Media and Smi’s Sonny Schneider joins the Creativity Media board of directors.

The deal was negotiated by Creative Media co-founders Fischer and Kondal with Rose and Schneider.

Creativity Media has provided post-production services to twenty-two films including The Anomaly, Get Lucky and The Hooligan Factory for Universal; Fast Girls for Studiocanal; Plastic for Paramount; Tower Block and I Am Soldier for Lionsgate; and Anuvahood and Sket for Revolver Entertainment, as well as »

- (Andreas Wiseman)

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When Hollyoaks actors do horror

3 September 2013 3:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Top 10 James Stansfield 4 Sep 2013 - 06:27

There's long been a hidden link between Hollyoaks and horror. Here are 10 actors who've made the jump from soap to gore...

Nb: This article contains spoilers.

There’s a moment in one of comedian Simon Amstell’s stand up shows where he recounts a conversation he once had with the executive producer of Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks. Trading on the commonly held opinion that Hollyoaks is “rubbish”, Amstell enquired as to why the producer didn’t try to make it better. The answer came that they did make it better, but people stopped watching.

Even by the not-so-great standards that soaps are measured, Hollyoaks has always been firmly towards the bottom of the ladder. The fictional Chester suburb where the majority of inhabitants are extraordinarily good looking but also extraordinarily stupid has been identified by its often wildly outlandish storylines and impossibly pretty people. »

- ryanlambie

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – August 19th 2013

19 August 2013 4:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »


Each week we look at the best films and TV available on the various streaming and VOD services available. Here are our picks for this week.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Directed by: Christopher Nolan.

Available on Now TV.

The weird quick turnaround time-lapse between hyperbole and backlash that we have seen plague our blockbusters this summer can be traced back to this film. As a follow-up to The Dark Knight, it is a disappointment but it’s still a fitting finale and is definitely on a par with Batman Begins. A lot of the problems this film had on release have to do with it coming so soon after The Avengers. The Dark Knight Rises is epic filmmaking and has many breath-taking sequences in its own right; it just doesn’t have four superheroes fighting aliens. Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle »

- Chris Holt

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Tower Block (2012) (Blu-ray Review)

6 August 2013 11:19 AM, PDT | Horrorbid | See recent Horrorbid news »

Tower Block (2012) (Blu-ray Review) Directed By: James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson Starring: Sheridan Smith, Jack OConnell, Ralph Brown Rated: R/Region: A/1:85/1080p/Number of disc: 1 Available from Shout! Factory Several months after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival. Something fresh and creative is getting harder and ha… »

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Upie finds Noel Clarke’s Anomaly

15 July 2013 3:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Universal nabs rights UK rights to thriller starring Ian Somerhalder, Luke Hemsworth, Brian Cox.

Upie, the home entertainment division of Universal Pictures, has picked up UK theatrical and home entertainment rights to Noel Clarke’s thriller The Anomaly.

For full production details visit

The Anomaly

Clarke directs and stars alongside Ian Somerhalder, Luke Hemsworth in his first leading feature film role, Brian Cox and Alexis Knapp.

Simon Lewis’ screenplay follows the travails of a traumatised ex-soldier who wakes up in the back of a van, alongside a kidnapped boy, to find that he only has only nine minutes and 37 seconds of consciousness to work out why and how he got there.

The feature is produced under Clarke’s Unstoppable Entertainment banner alongside James Harris and Mark Lane of The Tea Shop & Film Company (Cockneys vs Zombies, Tower Block).

Filming took place in London and New York.

Eddie Cunningham, president of Universal Pictures International Entertainment said: “We are »

- (Andreas Wiseman)

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Fright At Home: July 2nd’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases!

2 July 2013 3:01 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Saying this is a dire week for home video releases is an understatement. It’s the middle of Summer, so people are either vacationing or checking out the latest $200 million blockbuster at their local cinema. However if you’re like us, you’re combing through your video collection in search of summer camp slasher & late night T&A comedies! We’ve got a couple of titles below to share (some classics, some not), but I’d say this is a good time to catch up on some discs you may have missed from previous weeks’. One title of most importance is Jaws, which sees another wide release now that the Blu-ray Book edition is no longer a Best Buy exclusive.

Read on for the rest of this weeks’ newest releases!

Fright At Home: July 2nd’s DVD & Blu-ray Releases

Purchase: Jaws (Blu-ray/Universal)

When the seaside community of Amity finds »

- Justin Edwards

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This Week on DVD / Blu-ray: July 2, 2013: Tai Chi Hero, Tower Block

2 July 2013 9:34 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Notable releases for today, July 2, 2013, include: Tai Chi Hero (2012), Tower Block (2012), Inescapable (2012), Venus & Serena (2013), The Producers (1968), and The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977). Well Go USA continues to expand its martial arts offerings with director Stephen Fung‘s Tai Chi Hero, the sequel to the sleeper hit Tai Chi [...]

Continue reading: This Week on DVD / Blu-ray: July 2, 2013: Tai Chi Hero, Tower Block »

- Romney J. Baldwin

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'The House I Live In' and More

1 July 2013 12:00 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

This week: The powerful documentary "The House I Live In" takes a serious look at America's War on Drugs and is the best new offering in what is annually a subdued week for home video releases.

Also new this week is the shelved shocker "6 Souls" with Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the thriller "Inescapable" with Alexander Siddig and Joshua Jackson and the Blu-ray debut of the comedy classic, "The Kentucky Fried Movie."

'The House I Live In'

Box Office: $210,752

Rotten Tomatoes: 93% Fresh

Storyline: Filmed in over 20 states, this comprehensive documentary about the United States' so-called War on Drugs of the past 40 years by "Why We Fight" director Eugene Jarecki captures emotional stories from all socioeconomic levels: the grieving mother, dealer, senator, inmate, federal judge and more. 'The House I Live In' provides a definitive and well-researched portrait of America's longest war and reveals its profound human rights implications. »

- Robert DeSalvo

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The Den of Eek! ebook is now available to buy

5 June 2013 1:58 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Den Of Geek 5 Jun 2013 - 10:31

A collection of original fiction based on our spooky storytelling event is now available for your Kindle

A few months ago, we gathered some of our favourite writers together in a dark basement to tell spooky stories. The event, called Den of Eek!, was a great success: we sold out the entire venue, made loads of money for charity, and had fun at the same time.

Why are we telling you this now? It’s not just to taunt you if you couldn’t make it. It’s because now we’re publishing an ebook of all the stories read that night. It features twelve short stories by twelve brilliant people – here’s the rundown:

"Grindr" by Clayton Littlewood (author of Dirty White Boy and Goodbye to Soho)

"The Double Walkers" by Leila Johnston (editor of The Literary Platform and author of Enemy »

- louisamellor

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