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Liam Neeson’s The Commuter is taking on more passengers. Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern and Jonathan Banks have joined the cast of the action thriller being helmed by Neeson’s Non-Stop helmer Jaume Collet-Serra. Lionsgate has set a October 13, 2017 release for the pic in the U.S. Vera Farmiga co-stars with Neeson and will play a mysterious woman who boards a commuter train and proposes an enticing opportunity to Neeson's character — one that has dire circumstances if he… »
Director Jaume Collet-Serra’s action-thriller backed by Studiocanal begins production this month.
Studiocanal will distribute in UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. Lionsgate will release in Us on October 13, 2017.
UK release is set for October 20, 2017. »
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The studio announced on Wednesday it had scheduled an untitled instalment for October 27, 2017, marking a return to the horror series last seen in 2010.
Like each of the previous seven films in the $871m global horror franchise, Untitled Saw Movie will be produced by Twisted Pictures and is set to open just before the Halloween weekend.
It remained unclear at time of writing whether Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chair and Lionsgate International chief Patrick Wachsberger and his team would pre-sell the title and, if so, when they would introduce it to international buyers.
Further details including cast remain under wraps although some outlets have referred to the latest episode as Saw Legacy. According to horror site Bloody Disgusting, production is scheduled for September-October in Toronto.
The studio could not be reached for comment on Wednesday evening.
In other scheduling »
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Tim George Jul 14, 2016
B-Movies. Exploitation flicks. Genre cinema. Someone has to make them, and here is a list compiling the best of the today’s crop of filmmakers who are unabashed in their love of genres, and have honed their talents producing enjoyable and sometimes great B-Movies. While all the movies they make may not be great, do not dismiss them. The seeds of great things are contained in their filmographies, and it would come as no surprise if one or two of these guys are able to attain the same heights as luminaries like Hill, Carpenter, Craven and Corman.
One of the most consistent directors of mid level Hollywood genre fare, Collet-Serra has quietly turned into a solid genre filmmaker without too »
Shark movie The Shallows opened domestically over the weekend [read our review here], and while it was never going to compete with giants like Finding Dory and Independence Day: Resurgence, it performed very well.
Opening on just under 3,000 screens, the Blake Lively-starring film brought home an estimated $16.7 million (an average of $5,500 per screening). With a rumoured budget of $17 million, The Shallows has almost already made back its money back and is well on its way to turning a solid profit. The film scored a B+ on CinemaScore and has come out pretty favourably with critics, so it should drop around 60-70% next weekend.
The Shallows has only opened in the Us so far, and all other territories will open in the next few weeks and months.
A young woman who is dealing with the recent death of her mother is surfing on an isolated beach and gets stranded 20 yards off shore on a buoy. »
- Luke Owen
Filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra earned my eternal vote of confidence after The Shallows, because he did the unthinkable – he got me to care about a shark thriller constructed almost entirely with computer graphics. The tropical paradise is mostly fake. The shark is totally fake. Blake Lively…kidding – she’s real, and she Kills It – but you catch my drift. Here I am, an advocate of practical effects in almost all my horror reviews, yet I’m left shocked senseless by a digital shark that’s worth every audible gasp.
The Shallows is a bit of white-knuckled underwater terror, brought to life by director Jaume Collet-Serra and writer Anthony Jaswinski. Blake Lively may not look like a fighter, but there’s an undeniable star-power she brings to her rock-perched lone survivor – and tremendous strength to boot. You’ll never be bored – between gorgeous scenic shots and Lively’s ferocious fight for survival – and more importantly, »
- Matt Donato
Despite numerous setbacks over the past decade, it seems that Warner Bros. is still very keen on its live-action manga adaptation Akira, with a rumour from Jeff Sneider on Meet the Movie Press suggesting that the studio is looking to Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6, Star Trek Beyond) as the man to finally bring the project to life.
Lin recently signed on to direct Space Jam 2, but Sneider claims that the studio is willing to shuffle the schedule, stating that: “All I know is that Warner Bros. really seems to believe in Justin Lin and he is the target to direct Akira at this time.”
See Also: George Miller turns down live-action Akira movie
Warner Bros. first acquired the rights to Akira in 2002, although it wasn’t until 2013 that a director boarding the project in Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop), but the project stalled amid budgetary concerns and controversies over casting. »
- Gary Collinson
$200-million sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence” (20th Century Fox), among the most expensive summer 2016 releases, will test the idea that the public demands something new in a sequel in order to rush out to see it.
With the studio largely skipping pre-release screenings for domestic critics (London reviews were mixed), Fox is banking that two-decade-plus memories of the first film (whose star Will Smith did not return) and selling a surplus of action, effects and 3D beyond what was available in 1996 would give it life.
The first version was the biggest film of 1996, with an adjusted domestic gross of $594 million off a $97 million opening. That made it the fifth-ranked gross of the 90s, and until now was one of the few live-action blockbusters of recent years to lack a sequel.
- Tom Brueggemann
Identity crisis. Airplane hijinks. Killer sharks. Is there a common thread here? “All my movies have a concept,” director Jaume Collet-Serra recently explained to IndieWire when asked about how his latest film, “The Shallows,” fits into his oeuvre of thrillers like “Non-Stop” and “Unknown.”
This time around, however, the Catalan filmmaker had much bigger fish to fry than “it takes place all in one night” or “everything happens on a plane,” as the Blake Lively-starring nail-biter features a single beach-set location, a compressed timeline and a giant, very angry shark.
Set entirely on a secluded beach in Mexico, “The Shallows” stars Blake Lively as the resourceful Nancy, who has sought out the isolated surf spot because it’s the place that her recently deceased mother loved when she was younger. What starts as a personal pilgrimage swiftly becomes a bloody fight for survival when a rogue shark attacks Nancy, »
- Kate Erbland
With The Shallows, director Jaume Collet-Serra may have taken on his biggest challenge yet as a filmmaker. The director of Orphan, Non-Stop, and Run All Night made a film primarily set on the water, featuring an entirely CG antagonist, a great white shark, and a co-star that’s a seagull, whom Blake Lively‘s character names Steven Seagull. All these factors added up […]
- Jack Giroux
The sun is shining on a pristine, secluded beach — a kind of cove consisting of white sand, a coral reef, and an outlying island that looks like a woman in repose. As the tide goes out, a small rock appears from out of the crystal-clear waters, ringed in fire coral and crawling in small crabs. A woman, bleeding and terrified, finds purchase upon this rock and tends to the wound on her leg. In the water surrounding her small slice of sanctuary, a 15-foot great white shark circles, crazed with the scent of her blood, waiting for the rising tide to sweep her back into its domain. The beach is empty, the sun is setting, and no one knows where she is.
Such is the refreshingly simple set-up of The Shallows, the newest film from director Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop, Run All Night). There are plot and character details that flesh out the narrative, »
- Brian Roan
As Jean-Luc Godard famously never said: “All you need for a movie is a girl and a great white shark.” “The Shallows” presupposes is that adding a cute seagull, a rotting whale, and a few GoPro cameras to the mix probably doesn’t hurt. Unequivocally the best shark movie since “Jaws” (yes, even better than “Open Water” and “Deep Blue Sea”), this back-to-basics thriller either eliminates or reclaims all of the excess and gimmickry that have watered down the genre since Steven Spielberg first invented it — there’s only one killer fish, she’s shot in beautiful 2D, and it doesn’t appear as though the beast has developed the ability to swim backwards as the result of reckless genetic modifications. The film flirts with found-footage, but only in small and supremely effective doses; the shark is a digital effect, but a glorious one whose artificiality is only clear in »
- David Ehrlich
The giant dorsal fin of Steven Spielberg‘s “Jaws” casts a shadow on every other movie about human beings facing off against deadly sharks in the ocean. And while “Jaws” transcended its genre trappings to become art, “The Shallows” is a rousing, effective B-movie, and that’s an art in and of itself. Director Jaume Collet-Serra isn’t a household name — in most non-Catalan-speaking households, anyway — but he’s a modern master of popcorn thrills. From the oh-no-you-didn’t twist of “Orphan” and the shameless horror of the “House of Wax” remake, to Liam Neeson‘s best post-“Taken” movies (“Unknown, »
- Alonso Duralde
Welcome to another “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the week’s upcoming wide-release movies. We wrote last week that this summer has seen very little originality, and this week continues that trend as another sequel to a beloved film finally hits theaters. The Will Smith-less Independence Day: Resurgence debuts twenty years after the original became a summer blockbuster phenomenon. There are two original films hitting screens this week as well, the Matthew McConaughey starring Free State of Jones and the Blake Lively versus shark thriller The Shallows.
What we are excited about:
Independence Day is one of the more beloved summer blockbusters of the last twenty years, and there have always been murmurs of a sequel for some time now. Fans have been patiently waiting, and after twenty years, the wait is finally over. It does seem like the perfect time to release another »
- Scott Davis
Just last week, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media debuted the trailer for their new sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The first look footage arrived as an exclusive for Entertainment Tonight, and had several key scenes missing. Now, the studio has finally premiered the full-length uncut trailer, which brings Tom Cruise back in all of his action-packed glory!
Jack Reacher 2 follows an Army major named Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders), who took over as a Military Police commander after Jack Reacher walked away from the armed forces. After Susan is accused of espionage, Jack springs back into action to help her, while dealing with his own personal issues. All hell breaks loose as Jack and Susan team-up. Soon, they are on the run, and stay that way for the duration of this action drama. The story is based on author Lee Child's 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, »
Two things are gonna happen in the next ninety seconds.
First, you’re going to read this sentence. Second, you’re going to watch this trailer:
Ack Reacher: Never Go Back starring Tom Cruise is in theaters October 21, 2016
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, a sequel to 2012’s Jack Reacher, is based on author Lee Child’s 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, Never Go Back. The film is written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Equalizer”), Marshall Herskovitz (Love And Other Drugs, The Last Samurai) & Zwick.
Tom Cruise is producing alongside Don Granger (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher), Skydance Media’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Eostorm), and Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Valkyrie). The executive producers are Paula Wagner (War Of The Worlds, »
- Tom Stockman
Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop, Run All Night) will be directing from a screenplay written by Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi. He will co-executive-produce alongside partner Juan Sola from his own Ombra Films production house, with Studiocanal’s Ron Halpern and The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman co-producing.
Collet-Serra - whose new film, The Shallows, is heading to cinemas shortly, has worked with both Farmiga and Neeson before. In Orphan, Farmiga played the adoptive mother of a doll-faced but demonic little girl, while Neeson traded his desk job for a high-altitude nightmare in Non-Stop and regained consciousness from a coma to »
Hot off the back of The Conjuring 2, Vera Farmiga is saddling up to co-star alongside action hero du jour Liam Neeson in Lionsgate and StudioCanal’s thriller The Commuter. News of Farmiga’s casting arrives via Deadline, the same outlet that also revealed that the film would mark the fourth collaboration between Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra. After kicking ass for the filmmaker in Unknown, Run All Night, and Non-Stop, Neeson’s still game for more.
As for Farmiga, she previously worked with the helmer on Orphan, and now finds herself in just as intriguing a predicament for The Commuter. She plays a “mysterious woman” who approaches Liam Neeson’s character on board a commuter train and proposes an “enticing opportunity” for him that has potentially dire circumstances should he accept.
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Off the bat it shares more than a passing similarity to Alfred Hitchcock »
- Gem Seddon
Jaume Collet-Serra's (Unknown, Non-Stop) The Shallows is one movie that has snuck underneath my radar to become one of my most anticipated movies of the Summer. One hell of a feat when you condor Summer 2016 features the return of Jason Bourne and Independence Day. Our American friends get to see Blake Lively face off against a shark this coming Friday, while we have to wait till August, but to tide us over Sony have released the first clip form the movie which teases the events leading up to the fate full shark attack. Check it out below. Released: 29th June (U.S.)/ 12th August (Irl/U.K.) Synopsis: In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude »
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The decision to catch just one last wave almost costs Nancy (Blake Lively) her life in the first of two clips from Sony's new thriller The Shallows, hitting theaters June 29. This clip shows Nancy interacting with two fellow surfers who plan on calling it a day, when Nancy reveals she wants to stay out for just one more run. Little does she know that a deadly shark is lurking in these seemingly-peaceful waters.
The second clip , which surfaced on YouTube, features Nancy showing off her surfing skills for these strangers, before this killer shark is seen stalking its prey. With just a few weeks left until The Shallows hits theaters on June 29, it isn't known if another trailer will be released from this upcoming thriller. Blake Lively leads a minimalist cast that also includes Oscar Jaenada, Sedona Legge and Brett Cullen.
This taut thrill-ride centers on Nancy (Blake Lively), who is surfing on a secluded beach, when she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. We learned in an earlier trailer that Nancy has come to this beach after her mother passed away, but there isn't much else we know about the story. This project was formerly known as In the Deep, which previously had Louis Leterrier set to direct.
Sony Pictures has set a June 29 release date, which falls on the Wednesday before The Bfg, The Purge: Election Year and The Legend of Tarzan are set to hit theaters. Jaume Collet-Serra directs The Shallows. The filmmaker was first introduced to audiences with his 2005 remake House of Wax, but he has become better known for his collaborations with action icon Liam Neeson. They first worked together on 2011's Unknown, before reuniting on Non-Stop and last year's Run All Night. They will next team-up for The Commuter, which arrives in 2017.
Anthony Jaswinski wrote The Shallows, a script that wound up on the coveted Black List. He also wrote the 2010 thriller Vanishing on 7th Street, Kristy and his directorial debut Killing Time. Weimaraner Republic Pictures partners Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem are producing. Take a look at these new clips from The Shallows, and stay tuned for more as we get closer to the June 29 release date.
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