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WWE’s Randy Orton to Star in ‘The Condemned 2′ (Exclusive)

27 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

WWE Studios is adding “The Condemned” to its roster of film franchises, with the company tapping Randy Orton to star in “The Condemned 2: Desert Prey,” that Lionsgate will co-produce and distribute.

Roel Reine (“Death Race: Inferno,” “The Scorpion 3″) will direct the actioner from a script by Alan McElroy (“The Marine 4″).

Film follows a former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that’s broadcast to the public.

Orton, one of WWE’s top stars, reunites with Reine on “The Condemned” sequel after having previously worked together on “12 Rounds 2: Reloaded.”

The Condemned 2″ will start production in New Mexico later this year.

Stone ColdSteve Austin starred in the original, which Lionsgate released in 2007. The film generated $8 million at the box office but went on »

- Marc Graser

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WWE Studios and Lionsgate Announce Lockdown, Starring Dean Ambrose, In Second Installment of Duo’s Action Six Pack

15 August 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lionsgate and WWE Studios announced today the second film in their action six pack deal which extends the long standing partnership between the two companies and serves as starring vehicles for WWE Superstars as well as incubators for new and emerging talent.

Directed by Stephen Reynolds (Tomb Raider Ascension) and featuring WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose, Lockdown is the second installment of the action six-pack series to follow the recently wrapped Vendetta. The film was written by Nathan Brooks and Bobby Lee Darby (See No Evil 2) and is set to commence principal photography this August. WWE Studios will leverage its extensive multi-platform reach to promote the film.

Lockdown follows a police officer who returns to duty after recovering from a gun shot wound to discover incriminating evidence of illegal activities against those closest to him. He quickly finds himself trapped inside his own precinct, hunted and in search of the truth, »

- Michelle McCue

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WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose Takes the Lead in Action Thriller 'Lockdown'

15 August 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate, the premier next generation global content leader, and WWE Studios announced today the second film in their action six pack deal which extends the long standing partnership between the two companies and serves as starring vehicles for WWE Superstars as well as incubators for new and emerging talent.

"The latest installment in our six pack has it all -- powerful suspense, nonstop action and a brand name WWE Superstar"

Directed by Stephen Reynolds (Tomb Raider Ascension) and featuring WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose&#174, Lockdown is the second installment of the action six-pack series to follow the recently wrapped Vendetta. The film was written by Nathan Brookes and Bobby Lee Darby (See No Evil 2) and is set to commence principal photography this August. WWE Studios will leverage its extensive multi-platform reach to promote the film.

Lockdown follows a police officer who returns to duty after recovering from a gun shot »

- MovieWeb

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WWE’s Dean Ambrose to Star in Action Movie ‘Lockdown’ (Exclusive)

14 August 2014 5:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Lockdown” will become the second action film that WWE Studios and Lionsgate will co-produce and release through their “six-pack” movie deal.

WWE star Jonathan Good, known in the ring as Dean Ambrose, will headline the film, to be directed by Stephen Reynolds (“Tomb Raider: Ascension”). Production starts this month.

Good, who made his debut on WWE’s main roster in 2012, has generated a major fan following after breaking out as a member of the group The Shield, and quickly proved his abilities on the mic and in story lines in and outside of the ring. WWE is now betting that he may be able to cross over into films, as well. “Lockdown” will be his first starring role in a movie.

Written by Nathan Brooks and Bobby Lee Darby (“See No Evil 2″), “Lockdown” follows a police officer who finds himself trapped inside his own precinct and hunted after »

- Marc Graser

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Martin Kemp shooting Age of Kill

1 July 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography has started on UK action-thriller Age Of Kill, from director Neil Jones and writer Simon Cluett.

Jones’ sophomore film stars Martin Kemp (The Krays) as a sniper forced to murder six random people in six hours to save his kidnapped daughter, played by Dani Dyer (Vendetta). He later realises the murders are part of a political coup and attempts to unmask the kidnappers.

The cast also features Phil Davis, April Pearson, Anouska Mond, Nick Moran, Tony Denham, Donna Air and Patrick Bergin.

“We have assembled a fantastic cast to do justice to Simon’s script: a fast-paced page-turner, which feels much more like an American picture than your standard British film,” said Jones.

The film is being produced by indie Richwater Films along with Anchor Bay UK. Jones will produce the film, alongside Luke Fairbrass and Richwater’s Jonathan Sothcott.

Simon Cluett’s fast-paced, edgy script never lets up and Neil Jones’ vision for the »

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Conversations wraps London shoot

19 June 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Conversations, a comedy co-directed by Haider Zafar [pictured] and Marcus Flemmings, has wrapped production in London after shooting over the past year.

The quirky black comedy is set in contemporary London and follows as Muslim stand-up comedian (Zafar) who falls in love with an American blonde (Daniella Down). The cast also features Anna Brophy and Michael Keane.

Zafar and Flemmings make their feature directorial debuts. Zafar previously served as cinematographer on films including Top Dog and Vendetta; photographer and author Flemmings wrote the screenplay and also co-produces with Zafar. Jon Thompson of Picture Worx serves as executive producer. »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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“They don’t write them like this any more…” Our Set Visit Report of We Still Kill the Old Way

9 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

“They don’t write them like this any more, they really don’t” says a grinning Ian Ogilvy, sitting back casually in his dressing room on the set of Sacha Bennett’s dark crime thriller We Still Kill the Old Way. The actor, now in his 70s, once starred alongside the likes of Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis in Death Becomes Her, and Christopher Plummer and Orson Welles in Waterloo – yet the talented performer admits that work tends to dry up, in what can be a shrewd and unforgiving business.

Men and women of my age don’t work that much any more, and in Hollywood, we work even less,” he said. “So I’ve done other things – I’ve been writing books, plays, I teach, I direct – I’ve found alternative ways of making a living. Which was lucky, because the business dries up for you. If you rely on acting at my age, »

- Stefan Pape

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An Early Concept Poster for Paul Hyett's Howl Promises Blood!

16 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Make-up artist and special effects guru Paul Hyett (The Descent) is the lead director on an upcoming horror feature, titled Howl. This title will go into production late in 2014 and production companies Starchild Pictures and Av Pictures will jumpstart this horror feature. Casting has been partially completed and the film will star Rosie Day (The Seasoning House), Ryan Oliva (Vendetta) and Sam Gittins. An early concept poster for the film has recently been released. As well, a few story details have been released for Howl. The film is set on a railcar and several passengers are attacked by a hairy beast. Now, the survivors must band together to fight against an unimaginable horror! Howl is expected to release in 2015. The film is being described as a werewolf film. And, fans of horror can find all available details on Howl below. Release Date: 2015. Director: Paul Hyett. Writers: Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Highland Group Sets Sail with Anchor Bay UK at Cannes

13 May 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Some quick sales news has hit our desks coming out of Cannes 2014. The Highland Group has joined forces with Anchor Bay UK to work together on several titles including the long talked about World War Dead. Read on for details.

From The Press Release

Highland Film Group has joined forces with Anchor Bay UK to introduce three genre titles to international buyers at the upcoming Marché du Film at Cannes. The slate of UK produced titles includes World War Dead, We Still Kill The Old Way, and Age Of Kill.

World War Dead stars Ray Panthaki (28 Days Later), Wendy Glenn (You’re Next) and Kacey Barnfield (Resident Evil) and is about a TV documentary team travelling to the Somme to uncover new mysteries in relation to World War I. However, what they unearth is far from a new story, but an army of the undead and a brand new war. »

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Dani Dyer lands lead role in British gangster film

4 May 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

17 year old Dani Dyer, daughter of actor Danny Dyer, has landed her first lead role in a British gangster movie called We Still Kill The Old Way.

Dani (represented by Sainou) previously featured in British crime drama, Vendetta alongside her father Danny (currently playing Mick Carter in Eastenders).

In We Still Kill The Old Way, described as "a blood-spattered urban revenge movie", Dani will play Lauren, a young girl who is rescued from an attempted assault by a vicious postcode gang by retired gangster Charlie Archer.

Producer Jonathan Sothcott said: "Having known Dani since she was a kid I have seen her grow into a remarkable young actress. She has a very natural, honest quality and really impressed us on Vendetta. I have no doubt she has what it takes to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a bona fide film star and I’m really excited to »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Occupied!: Tamaryn Payne talks Stalled

24 February 2014 1:03 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sophie West talks with Tamaryn Payne on working on comedy zombie movie Stalled...

Since our ★★★★★ review of the movie at last year's FrighFest, Flickering Myth have been keeping a close eye on Christian James and Dan Palmer's zom-com-in-a-john Stalled. Ahead of its DVD and Blu-Ray release tomorrow, Sophie West sits down with Tamaryn Payne to discuss what it was like working on the movie...

Sw: You have worked with Stalled's writer/actor before, right? How did you first meet him and director Christian James?

Tp: Yes eons ago! When I was back home in Bournemouth, Dan was looking for 2 girls for a slasher film and he found me at a local drama school, which led to me playing Shaz in Small Town Folk which was a brilliant experience for a 17 year old looking to go to drama school.

You are probably best known as Analise Appleton from Hollyoaks. »

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Buyers have Vendetta

10 February 2014 12:36 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Manifest records sales on Danny Dyer thriller to North America and Germany, among others.

Manifest Film Sales, the newly re-branded sales arm of Intandem Media Group, has clocked sales on Danny Dyer thriller Vendetta.

The Richwater Films production has sold to North America (Inception), Germany (Universum), Japan (Klockworx), Middle East (Falcon Films), Poland (Vitra Film), Korea (J&J Media), Greece (Odeon), Scandinavia (Another World), Turkey (Sinema) and Benelux (Premiere TV).

Vendetta stars Dyer, Vincent Regan and Ricci Harnett in the story of a special ops interrogation officer who tracks down the gang who killed his parents.

The film was recently released by Anchor Bay in the UK.

Manifest is headed up by Andrew Brown and Billy Hurman.

Director of sales Brown said: “Vendetta is the first of a number of exciting thrillers - including Top Dog, Assassin, Reign of the General - that we are representing for Richwater Films and we are looking forward to our »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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