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Film Review: ‘Drones’

26 June 2014 11:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Drones” is a middling real-time thriller that chronicles a fictive crisis for two Air Force personnel, who find themselves at loggerheads when they spot an apparent terrorist thousands of miles away on surveillance video. Should they annihilate him with a button-push, no matter the cost in additional civilian lives? Originally conceived as a play by scenarist Matt Witten, the pic is efficiently helmed by veteran Rick Rosenthal (making his first bigscreen feature since 1988), but feels like an action movie struggling to escape being a single-interior two-hander. Limited theatrical launch June 27 will serve primarily to boost awareness of the pic’s simultaneous VOD/iTunes release; cable sales are possible.

Lt. Sue Lawson (Eloise Mumford) aced flight school but has been temporarily grounded due to an eye injury. Ergo, it’s her first day sweltering in a Nevada base trailer where she and more experienced subordinate Bowles (Matt O’Leary) share a »

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Watch: Exclusive Clip From Military Thriller Drones

11 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Rick Rosenthal's military thriller Drones opens in cinemas and on iTunes and VOD on June 27. We have a clip to share with you. Though I have not seen the film yet, it would appear that Eloise Mumford's character, Sue Lawson, has become conflicted with her mission when through their observations their target is surrounded by family members. Sounds like that one scene in Clear and Present Danger played out for 82 minutes. And I am a bit perplexed by the poster as well. Because it looks like it was designed for a video game. Then that got me thinking because that is really what these soldiers are doing, playing an elaborate video game. Though the stakes are higher than a decent Kdr. ...

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Jinga’s Drones strike in Us, UK

13 May 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Jinga inks deals for Us, UK and Germany on thriller.

UK sales outfit Jinga has struck deals on Rick Rosenthal’s thriller Drones with Signature Entertainment for UK, Ksm for German speaking Europe and Phase 4 Films for a North American release scheduled for June.

The film stars Eloise Mumford (Fifty Shades Of Grey) as a rookie pilot confronted with the moral dilemma of ‘collateral damage’ before launching a missile strike on a top Al Qaida operative.

The UK and German deals were brokered by Jinga’s Julian Richards and the North American deal by Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films.

Jinga’s slate also includes The Canal, western Blood Man, Ford Brothers sequel The Dead 2 and Venezuelan horror The House at the End of Time. »

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Have An Exclusive Look At Military Thriller Drones

3 May 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The military thriller Drones opens in cinemas and on VOD on June 27. We have been given a series of exclusive key set stills to share with you. Drones stars Eloise Mumford (50 Shades of Grey) and Matt O'Leary (the upcoming Xyz Films creature feature Stung). The thriller was directed by Rick Rosenthal (Halloween II and Halloween Resurrection) and written by Matt WittenTwo soldiers are tasked with deciding the fate of a terrorist with a single push of a button.  As the action plays out in real time, their window to use a deadly military drone on the target slowly closes. With time running out, the soldiers begin to question what the real motives are behind the ordered lethal attack.Both Rosenthal and Witten have long histories...

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Jinga set for monster Cannes

23 April 2014 3:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Genre outfit adds zombies, werewolves and supernatural features to its Cannes slate.

Jinga Films has added three new titles to its slate ahead of next month’s Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25).

Jeremy Wooding’s werewolf western Blood Moon starring Shaun Dooley is currently wrapping post-production and will receive its world premiere in Cannes. Filmed on location in the UK but set in North America the story follows a stagecoach full of passengers and an enigmatic gunslinger stalked through the prairies by a mythical beast.

The Dead II is the sequel to The Ford Brothers debut feature and follows a zombie pandemic as it spreads from Africa to India. Joseph Milson stars as an engineer working in Rajasthan  who has to fight his way across 300 miles of ferociously infected countryside to save his pregnant girlfriend. The film received its world premiere at FrightFest and was recently acquired for North America by Anchor Bay, which will release »

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