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Press Release: Santa Monica, Calif. September 28, 2015 – From the imaginative mind of Bryan Fuller (TV’s “Heroes” and “Pushing Daisies”) comes the final chapter of the smash hit series Hannibal: Season Three, keeping viewers’ spines tingling on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) December 8th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Based on the series of novels by Thomas Harris that sparked a cult following and major motion picture franchise, the deliciously dark and twisted series brings Hannibal Lecter’s chillingly genius insanity to life.
Based on the characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, Hannibal, from Gaumont International Television (in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks), stars Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt) as the iconic Hannibal Lecter, Emmy® Award nominee »
- Derek Anderson
With the October 1 Oscar submission deadline looming, Denmark has finally made its choice. Nordisk's Venice debut "A War," written and directed by Tobias Lindholm (who directed "A Hijacking" and wrote "The Hunt" and TV series "Borgen"), follows company commander Claus M. Pedersen ("Borgen" and "A Hijacking" star Pilou Asbæk), who is stationed in Afghanistan as his wife Maria (Tuva Novotny) tries to hold their three kids together back in Denmark. During one mission, in order to save his soldiers caught in heavy crossfire, Pedersen makes a grave decision. Read More: Foreign Oscar Submissions So Far (Trailers) To compete in the Oscar race in the foreign film category, a film that is not in English must screen in theaters (and not first on TV) between October 1 2014 and September 30 2015. (It's possible for a movie like Turkish "Mustang" to be a French co-production that is not in »
- Anne Thompson
War drama to be submitted for the Best Foreign-Language Film category.
Denmark has selected Tobias Lindholm’s A War as its entry to the Best Foreign-Language Film Category at the 88thAcademy Awards.
The feature, which premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival in the Horizons competition, is the story of a Danish military commander who is captured by the Taliban and accused of a war crime when he returns to Denmark.
The national selection commitee selected the film, which was released in Denmark on Sept 10 and is headed for festivals in Zurich and Reykjavik.
Henrik Bo Nielsen, CEO of the Danish Film Institute and chair of the committee, said the committee chose Lindholm’s drama as it believed the film “would have the greatest chance to seize the attention »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Now, Saban Films have announced a December release date for the film in the United States, and the film will go by the same name as the series was given in its U.S. release - "Mi-5". [Source: Deadline]
The story follows a group of West Germans attempting to sneak into East Berlin with the aid of American news networks. Lindholm will write the screenplay. [Source: Deadline]
With just over $440 million in box-office revenue, $350M of which is from overseas audiences, "Terminator: Genisys" has reportedly edged out the »
- Garth Franklin
Tobias Lindholm, whose A War recently debuted at the Venice Film Festival, will team with director Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips, The Bourne Ultimatum) on The Tunnels, an adaptation of author Greg Mitchell’s upcoming nonfiction book about a group of West Germans attempting to sneak into East Berlin with the aid of American news networks. Lindholm, a writer and director best known for his scripts for director Thomas Vinterberg’s A Hijacking and The Hunt, wrote and… »
Variety reported in October that Paul Greengrass was attached to direct. Lindholm’s “A War,” which he wrote and directed, premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
“The Tunnels” is based on Greg Mitchell’s book about the untold true story of an escape forged by a group of West Germans trying to get their loved ones out of East Berlin, with the unlikely help of American news networks.
The film will be produced by Mark Gordon, who brought the idea to Greengrass and attached him to direct. Gordon and Michele Wolkoff then brought the project to FilmNation’s Aaron Ryder who will also produce. Ben Browning and Glen Basner from FilmNation Entertainment and Christos Konstantakopoulos will executive produce.
- Dave McNary
Read More: 7 Hidden Gems from the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival LineupIn the latest acquisition announcement from Tiff, Drafthouse Films has snagged North American distribution rights to the dark Danish comedy "Men & Chicken." The film is written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen ("In A Better World") and stars Mads Mikkelsen ("Casino Royale," "The Hunt") and David Dencik ("Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy," "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"). The wonderfully-titled "Men & Chicken" sees the pair reunite for their father's funeral, only to find out that it was not their father after all. The ensuing story follows these bumbling brothers along a wild trip to meet their long-lost family in which they unearth countless comedic and disturbing familial secrets. "We've loved Anders' work since we first saw 'Flickering Lights,'" says Drafthouse Films COO James Emanuel »
- Tarek Shoukri
★★★★☆ Thomas Hardy gets a hearty update in the newest adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd (2015). A faithful adaptation of Hardy's most notable work, this is a film built on realism, bringing the farmlands and estates of Dorset to life in the richest of Victorian palettes. Director Thomas Vinterberg, fresh from the success of quiet Danish thriller The Hunt (2012), and screenwriter David Nicholls have created a period drama centred, appropriately, on a cast of endearing but fallible characters that bring freshness to a classic story. Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) has grown up on her own. Despite being in the care of relatives, she has formed her own opinions of the world, choosing independence over tradition.
- CineVue UK
Production starts later in the year on Marvel's next production, Doctor Strange. Scott Derrickson is directing this one, which has long since now cast Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Further members of the cast include Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
And now another name can be added.
The latest to join the Marvel cinematic universe is Mads Mikkelsen, best known for his starring role in Hannibal, and for his villain role in Casino Royale (although check out The Hunt if you haven't, a really strong, impressive piece of work).
Mikkelsen is currently shooting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Variety now reports that he's set to take on one of the villain roles in Doctor Strange. The exact role hasn't been identified at this stage. Note that at one stage, »
The D23 Expo over the weekend delivered tons of Star Wars news, including the confirmation of Colin Trevorrow directing the third film in the new sequel series. We also got word that the first stand-alone Star Wars movie, Rogue One, will now be called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, rather than The Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.
Director Gareth Edwards or indeed any of the cast were present at the show, as they are currently shooting the film over in Pinewood, but an official cast photo was released.
Take a look at this.
Check out the full cast list as displayed at the Expo below.
D23 Expo 2015 – D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event, brings together all the past, present and future of Disney entertainment under one roof. Taking place August 14-16, this year marks the fourth D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center and promises to be the biggest and most spectacular yet. »
- Paul Heath
From Star Wars and Captain America to Pirates Of The Caribbean and Alice Through The Looking Glass, Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 Expo 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The presentations, which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, were aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted the highly anticipated biennial event.
“It’s quite something to be able to have Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm all on the same stage, and it’s tremendously gratifying to unveil our upcoming projects to our most dedicated fans first,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “We always have an incredible time at the D23 Expo.”
- Michelle McCue
Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.
The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in “The Theory of Everything”; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008’s Oscar-winning “Milk” and the critically acclaimed “Killing Them Softly”; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in “Bloodline” and co-starring in the upcoming “Mississippi Grind”; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in “Ip Man” and “Blade II”; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, »
- Michelle McCue
Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.
The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in The Theory of Everything; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008's Oscar-winning Milk and the critically acclaimed Killing Them Softly; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in Bloodline and co-starring in the upcoming Mississippi Grind; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in Ip Man and Blade II; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, produced , directed and starred in the award-winning Let »
Danish performer Mads Mikkelsen has become a familiar face to North Americans over the past decade, whether it’s because of his film role as Bond villain Le Chiffre in 2006’s Casino Royale, or as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in NBC’s Hannibal over the past three seasons. Mikkelsen, however, has continued to be active in the Danish cinema industry, even garnering international acclaim for his role in 2012’s The Hunt.
Mikkelsen’s latest Danish feature sees him make a turn towards the comedic, reteaming with After The Wedding scribe Anders Thomas Jensen. Titled Men & Chicken, the film sees Jensen once again take on writing duties, as well as returning to the director’s chair for the first time since 2005. The film’s synopsis is as follows.
Gabriel and Elias are two very different brothers. Gabriel is a worn down university professor and Elias is a man whose only concern is women and trivial knowledge. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Recently, NBC released the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Hannibal" episode 9 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "And The Woman Clothed In Sun," and it turns out that we're going to see some very intense stuff go down as a vicious serial killer becomes the focus of a major FBI hunt, and more! In the new, 9th episode press release: Will Faces Hannibal As The Hunt For A New Serial Killer Heats Up. Press release number 2: The FBI's search for elusive serial killer Francis Dolarhyde (guest star Richard Armitage) is going to intensify as Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) begins envisioning himself in Dolarhyde's tormented psyche. Wading deeper into dangerous territory, Will is going to enlist the help of Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) to assist with the killer's profile. In the meantime, Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) is going to remind Will that the last time that he and »
- Andre Braddox
The kids are not all right in “The Here After,” a cold, controlled, minimalist drama about the aftermath of a crime committed by a teen in contempo rural Sweden. Mirroring the milieu of his tale, where repressed emotions eventually run amok, Sweden-born, Poland-trained helmer-writer Magnus von Horn withholds traditionally expected narrative information, revealing only gradually the reason for the locals’ hostility toward his protagonist, thus making spoilers an inevitable part of any synopsis. This style of storytelling will not be to all tastes, but the pic should serve as a calling card for fests on the lookout for new talent.
The action kicks off as John (Ulrik Munther) leaves an unidentified, locked-down institution in the company of his controlling father (Mats Blomgren). Back at the family farm, John wrestles with young brother Filip (a winning Alexander Nordgren) and helps with chores. But there’s no discussion of where he has been, »
- Alissa Simon
Thomas Vinterberg was a Palme d'Or contender, and an Oscar nominee, for 2012's "The Hunt," which won Mads Mikkelsen Cannes' Best Actor prize. After "Far From the Madding Crowd," the Dogme 95 pioneer turned humanist filmmaker returns to his Danish-language roots with "The Commune." Shot in Denmark and Sweden last Fall, this 1970s-set period piece turns on Erik (Ulrich Thomsen, star of Vinterberg's shrieking "The Celebration") and Anna (Trine Dyrholm), a young academic couple who move into a Danish commune with their daughter — all is sweet serenity until Erik's younger lover is invited to join them. From the looks of it, this film co-written by fellow Dane Tobias Lindholm (who wrote "The Hunt" and directed 2012's intense "A Hijacking") also brings Vinterberg back to the kind of complicated group dynamics that made "The Hunt" and "The Celebration" so compelling. According to THR, "The Commune" »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Just the most recent adaptation of Thomas Hardy's romance novel, director Thomas Vinterberg's Far from the Madding Crowd is a painterly film, every image of it captured and displayed on screen is so rich and neatly framed, colors vibrant, landscapes captivatingly photographed. I don't know much about the technical craft of shooting a film but this new take on the story results in a very appealing picture to look at from its first frame to its last. Unfortunately, the film's beauty is too often found on the surface and not beneath it, a polished veneer without the underlying heart to fully sustain it. Based on Hardy's Brit-lit classic, Far from the Madding Crowd is set during the late 1800s, a time when men ran everything. Err, almost everything. Enter Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), a successful, headstrong woman and the sole heir to one of the largest farms in the region, »
- Jordan Benesh
Listing the Coen Brothers, Spike Jonze, and Paul Thomas Anderson as her Bucket List of directors with whom to work, Juno Temple’s film choices are best described as eclectic. The daughter of rock and roll filmmaker Julien Temple, Juno had a creative, rebellious spirit instilled in her at an early age, and her career has reflected that greatly.
Starring opposite Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe and Daniel Radcliffe in Horns, she’s never been one to back away from darker roles. On the other hand, she’s also completely willing to play dress-up every once and a while. You may remember her as a fairy in Maleficent or as Queen Anne, dripping in pearls and lace, in Paul W. S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers.
- Sasha James
Carey Mulligan proves that she can carry a movie as the incandescent and powerful Bathsheba in "The Hunt" director Thomas Vinterberg's gorgeous realization of the Thomas Hardy classic "Far from the Madding Crowd," now in theaters. We also discuss Robert Downey Jr.'s recent take down of indie film. Read More: How They Did It: Bringing the Hardy Atmosphere to "Far From the Madding Crowd" »
- Anne Thompson
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