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‘Solace’ Trailer: Anthony Hopkins Tracks Down Killer Colin Farrell in Crime Thriller

‘Solace’ Trailer: Anthony Hopkins Tracks Down Killer Colin Farrell in Crime Thriller
Anthony Hopkins may be busy building Western-themed amusement parks in “Westworld,” but before he became Dr. Ford he was helping an FBI agent solve a a series of homicides in “Solace.” Lionsgate Premiere released the latest trailer for the psychological drama, which features Hopkins trying to get inside the killer’s mind.

Directed by Afonso Poyart, the thriller follows FBI Special Agent Joe Merriwether (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) after he enlists his former colleague Dr. John Clancy (Hopkins), a retired physician with physic powers, to help him track down a murderer. At first Clancy, who left his old life behind after the death of his daughter and subsequent break-up of his marriage, wants nothing to do with the case. He then changes his mind after seeing a disturbingly violent vision, which leads him to suspect Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). Though he soon realizes is that his abilities are no match against the killer.
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Efm: VOD players creating "nightmare" for market

The increasing popularity of VOD models is causing a shift in the release paradigm, and the culprits are not only Netflix and Amazon Studios.

Multi-platform distribution is wreaking havoc on international buyers who have seen the value of their rights dwindle as Us independent distributors turn their backs on wide theatrical releases in favour of VOD and streaming models.

The concern is one thread in a tapestry of gripes voiced by an international industry battling with change.

Pockets of monetary and economic woe in Asia and Latin America, plus consolidation in the sales agency business as companies struggle to find scarce commercial product continue to create challenges.

The changing release paradigm is causing plenty of headaches and the culprits are not just deep-pocketed Netflix and Amazon Studios.

Thomas Augsberger of Eden Rock Media, who buys for Telemunchen / Concorde, said that films that go out on VOD in the Us can affect the value chain for international buyers
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Anthony Hopkins Serial Killer Thriller ‘Solace’ Gets Release Date (Exclusive)

Anthony Hopkins Serial Killer Thriller ‘Solace’ Gets Release Date (Exclusive)
Solace,” a thriller with Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell, will hit theaters on Sept. 2, 2016, Variety has learned.

The film centers on a retired forensic psychiatrist who is drawn into the hunt for a serial killer. The twist is that both hunter and hunted are clairvoyant. Hopkins, no stranger to the world of the macabre from his work in “The Silence of the Lambs,” will play the doctor and Farrell, most recently in HBO’s “True Detective,” will take on the murderer role.

Solace” is being backed by Relativity Studios. The company is in Chapter 11, but announced this week that it has reached an agreement to acquire Trigger Street, the production label run by Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey. As part of the deal, Spacey and his partner Dana Brunetti will take over management of the film unit once Relativity exits bankruptcy protection.

No other films are currently dated to head off against “Solace.
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Abbie Cornish Feels ‘Solace’ With Hopkins and Farrell (Exclusive)

Abbie Cornish Feels ‘Solace’ With Hopkins and Farrell (Exclusive)
Abbie Cornish is re-teaming with her “Seven Pyschopaths” co-star Colin Farrell in the thriller “Solace,” also starring Anthony Hopkins.

Afonso Poyart will direct, with filming set to start in May.

Story follows an FBI agent who links up with a doctor with psychic abilities to hunt down a serial killer. It is unknown what role Cornish would play.

Beau Flynn, of Flynn Picture Co., Tripp Vinson and Thomas Augsberger will produce from a script by Sean Bailey, Ted Griffin, James Vanderbilt and Peter Morgan.

Solace” has been in development limbo for some time (Bailey wrote the script before becoming president of production at Disney) but it now looks ready to rev up.

Cornish has gradually moved into leading-lady status, and her roles in MGM’s “Robocop” reboot and Ridley Scott’s Discovery Channel miniseries “Klondike” seems to sustain that argument.

She is repped by Wme and Untitled Management. Farrell is repped by CAA.
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Abbie Cornish joins Solace

Afonso Poyart's Solace adds Abbie Cornish to Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins cast Cornish will join her Seven Psychopaths co-star Farrell after landing the female lead in the thriller which is set to start shooting in May this year. In the film, a doctor who has psychic abilities, teams with an FBI agent to hunt down a serial killer. At this time, it's unknown what part Cornish will have in Solace. Jeffrey Dean Morgan also stars in the film produced by Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson and Thomas Augsberger, Peter Morgan, James Vanderbilt and Ted Griffin. Cornish is in post-production phase on the RoboCop
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Abbie Cornish joins Solace

Afonso Poyart's Solace adds Abbie Cornish to Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins cast Cornish will join her Seven Psychopaths co-star Farrell after landing the female lead in the thriller which is set to start shooting in May this year. In the film, a doctor who has psychic abilities, teams with an FBI agent to hunt down a serial killer. At this time, it's unknown what part Cornish will have in Solace. Jeffrey Dean Morgan also stars in the film produced by Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson and Thomas Augsberger, Peter Morgan, James Vanderbilt and Ted Griffin. Cornish is in post-production phase on the RoboCop
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Abbie Cornish Finds Solace

Abbie Cornish has joined the cast of Afonso Poyart's Solace , Variety reports. She joins Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the thriller. The New Line Cinema project deals with a clairvoyant doctor, John Clancy (Hopkins), who is enlisted by the police to help catch a serial killer. Cornish recently starred opposite Farrell in Seven Psychopaths . She can be seen coming up in Jose Padilha's RoboCop . Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm are producing alongside Matthias Emcke and Thomas Augsberger from a script by Sean Bailey, Ted Griffin, James Vanderbilt and Peter Morgan. (Photo Credit: Mr. Blue / WENN.com)
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins Solace

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins Solace
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has joined the cast of Solace for director Afonso Poyart. We reported last month that Colin Farrell joined the cast.

The story centers on a former doctor with psychic abilities (Anthony Hopkins) who is recruited by the FBI to help them find a vicious serial killer (Colin Farrell). The doctor soon learns that this elusive killer also has psychic powers, and that both men can track each other's movements. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is playing the veteran FBI agent who enlists the psychic physician's help.

Afonso Poyart is directing from a screenplay that was most recently worked on by Peter Morgan (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Frost/Nixon). Sean Bailey, Ted Griffin, and James Vanderbilt previously worked on the script.

Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson, and Thomas Augsberger are producing the project. UTA is representing the domestic rights, with FilmNation handling international sales. The project was previously set up at New Line Cinema,
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins Solace

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is the latest name to join the cast of Afonso Poyart's Solace , says a story at The Hollywood Reporter . He joins Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell in the supernatural thriller. The New Line Cinema project deals with a clairvoyant doctor, John Clancy (Hopkins), who is enlisted by the police to help catch a serial killer. Morgan would play an FBI Agent that winds up working alongside Clancy. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm are producing alongside Matthias Emcke and Thomas Augsberger from a script by Sean Bailey, Ted Griffin, James Vanderbilt and Peter Morgan. Morgan, best known for roles in films like Watchmen and The Losers , is currently the lead on Starz's "Magic City." (Photo Credit: Apega / WENN.com)
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Colin Farrell Joins Anthony Hopkins in Solace

Colin Farrell Joins Anthony Hopkins in Solace
Colin Farrell is finalizing a deal to star in the crime thriller Solace for director Afonso Poyart (Two Rabbits). Anthony Hopkins signed on to star back in September 2011 when the project was at New Line Cinema. The film does not have a domestic distributor as of yet, with FilmNation shopping the rights at the Berlin Film Festival.

The story centers on an FBI agent who seeks out a doctor (Anthony Hopkins) with psychic powers to help solve a string of grisly murders. Colin Farrell will portray the serial killer who goes toe-to-toe with the good doctor. The FBI agent has not been cast at this time.

Sean Bailey, Ted Griffin, James Vanderbilt, and Peter Morgan wrote the screenplay. Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson, and Thomas Augsberger are producing. Production is scheduled to begin in May.

Solace comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell. The film is directed by Afonso Poyart.
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Colin Farrell Finds Solace

Colin Farrell has signed on to star opposite the previously announced Anthony Hopkins in the upcoming thriller Solace , Deadline reports. Originally announced for development in 2008 with Mark Pellington ( The Mothman Prophecies , Arlington Road ) directing, the New Line Cinema project deals with a clairvoyant doctor who is enlisted by the police to help catch a serial killer. Hopkins would play the doctor, John Clancy. Pellington is no longer attached, but Afonso Poyart will take over as director. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm are still producing alongside Matthias Emcke and Thomas Augsberger. When the project was originally announced, the script had been written by Sean Bailey and Ted Griffin with rewrites by James Vanderbilt. It has since been rewritten...
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Universal And Justin Lin Team On Sci-Fi Comedy Subdivision

Universal Pictures has attached their favorite Fast Five filmmaker Justin Lin to produce a sci-fi comedy Subdivision from writers Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles.

Lin who continues to helm The Fast and the Furious series will develop the Subdivision project as a potential directing vehicle.

Hot off of the success of Fast Five, Lin has already put together a directing and producing program that includes the action-adventure/spy flick Leading Man; an untitled project about a WWII Japanese American battalion that is the most decorated unit in American history; an untitled sci-fi/crime thriller project to be directed by Robert Glickert; and of course Fast & Furious 6, which is currently filming and already has a release date of May 24th, 2013.

He has inked a two-year first-look deal with the Universal studio for his newly created Barnstorm Pictures banner attached to Subdivision project as well.

Up-and-coming writers Jurgenson and Ankeles sold another sci-fi script,
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Afonso Poyart to Direct Anthony Hopkins in Solace

New Line Cinema is moving foward with the supernatural tale Solace , featuring Anthony Hopkins in the lead. Today, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Brazilian director Afonso Poyart is in talks to direct. Originally announced for development in 2008 with Mark Pellington ( The Mothman Prophecies , Arlington Road ) directing, the project deals with a clairvoyant doctor who is enlisted by the police to help catch a serial killer. Hopkins will play the doctor, John Clancy. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm are producing alongside Matthias Emcke and Thomas Augsberger. When the project was originally announced, the script had been written by Sean Bailey and Ted Griffin with rewrites by James Vanderbilt. It has since been rewritten by Peter Morgan. Poyart is best...
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Anthony Hopkins: Psychic Detective, M.D.

Anthony Hopkins: Psychic Detective, M.D.
When it comes to being awesome, Anthony Hopkins has got it down. Whether he’s playing the unsettling Hannibal in The Silence Of The Lambs, the all-powerful Odin in Thor, or the honorable Don Diego de la Vega in The Mask Of Zorro, Hopkins usually doesn’t disappoint, which is why it’s a pleasure to relay to you that he is currently in negotiations to star in New Line’s new serial killer film, Solace.

According to Variety, Hopkins’ character – John Clancy – is a former doctor with psychic abilities which he uses to help the FBI track down some sort of unique serial killer.

The project doesn’t have a director attached as of yet, but former Contrafilm partners Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing, while Matthias Emcke and Thomas Augsberger will exec produce.

The original screenplay was written by Sean Bailey and Ted Griffen, but has since
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Anthony Hopkins Hunting Serial Killer in Solace

For decades Anthony Hopkins has played some truly delicious villains, and now he's jumping to the other side of the fence to try and catch one. Read on for the info!

According to Variety, Hopkins is in final negotiations to star in New Line's serial killer film Solace.

Hopkins will play John Clancy, a former doctor with psychic abilities who works for the FBI and is drawn into a unique serial killer case that pits him against a formidable foe.

Though there's no director attached yet, former Contrafilm partners Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing the elevated genre pic, while Matthias Emcke and Thomas Augsberger (Mr. Brooks) will exec produce.

Sean Bailey and Ted Griffin wrote the original draft of the script, which was then rewritten by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac). Peter Morgan wrote the most recent draft, and production is slated to start early next year.

Look for more soon!
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Solace Lands Anthony Hopkins

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Solace Lands Anthony Hopkins
Sir Anthony Hopkins has joined the cast of New Line's crime thriller Solace.

The story will center on Anthony Hopkins' character, John Clancy, a former doctor who possesses psychic abilities, which he uses to help the FBI track down a serial killer.

Peter Morgan wrote the latest draft of the screenplay for Solace, which does not have a director attached yet. Sean Bailey and Ted Griffin wrote the original draft, which was rewritten by James Vanderbilt.

Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing Solace, with Matthias Emcke and Thomas Augsberger attached as executive producers.

Production will begin sometime next year on Solace.

Solace comes to theaters in 2011 and stars Anthony Hopkins.
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Anthony Hopkins Finds Solace

Anthony Hopkins is in final negotiations to headline New Line Cinema's Solace , Variety reports. Originally announced for development in 2008 with Mark Pellington ( The Mothman Prophecies , Arlington Road ) directing, the project deals with a clairvoyant doctor who is enlisted by the police to help catch a serial killer. Hopkins would play the doctor, John Clancy. Pellington is no longer attached, but Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm are still producing alongside Matthias Emcke and Thomas Augsberger. When the project was originally announced, the script had been written by Sean Bailey and Ted Griffin with rewrites by James Vanderbilt. It has since been rewritten by Peter Morgan. Hopkins most recently starred in Thor and is likely to reprise his role in some...
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Tucker & Dale vs Evil Gets a New Chainsaw and a Bloodier Poster

Maple Pictures, a Canadian film distribution company, has unveiled a newer, bloodier movie poster for Tucker & Dale vs Evil. This title will release on video-on-demand August 26th, before reaching theatres September 30th. This film is really a send up of the whole slasher-in-the-woods genre, with two rednecks acting as the unwilling killers. But dumb is the real murderer. Check out the latest film poster for Tucker & Dale vs Evil, which is very over-the-top like the film itself. A recently released film still is also below.

A short synopsis for Tucker & Dale vs Evil:

"Two awesome hillbillies, Tucker & Dale (Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine) are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy, elitist college kids" (Tucker).

Release Date: August 26th, 2011 (Video-on-demand), September 30th, 2011 (Theatrical).

Director: Eli Craig.

Writers: Eli Craig, and Morgan Jurgenson.

Producers: Thomas Augsberger, Deepak Nayar, and Rosanne Miliken.

Cast: Tyler Labine,
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Magnet to Distribute Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil

Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil was one of my favorite films up at the Sundance Film Festival back when I saw it in 2010. I'm shocked that it took this long to get distribution, because the film is hilariously awesome! I've been looking forward to seeing it again, and finally I will be able to enjoy it for a second time, and many of you will be able to enjoy it for a first. The horror comedy was written and directed by Eli Craig, and it stars Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine who were freakin' awesome. you can read my review for the film here.

Magnet has announced that they will distribute the film at the end of this summer, it will be released on VOD on August 26 and get a limited theatrical release on September 30th. This is a movie you definitley want to see.

Here's the plot summary:

Tucker and
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‘Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil’ Finally Gets a Distributor – What The Hell Took So Long?

One of our favourite films of 2011 was Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil, Eli Craig’s twisted throwback to backwoods horror that put everything in reverse. I wrote a raving review and we all said great things about it in episode 219 of the Sound On Sight podcast. Simon also had a chance to interview with Craig and the film’s two lead star Alan Tudyk (Serenity) and Tyler Labine (Reaper). Now almost a year later, Magnet Releasing has announced they have acquired the Us Rights to the film. I posted the trailer below but I strongly recommend you don’t watch it since it is extremely spoiler heavy. Here is the full press release.

Magnet Releasing Acquires Us Rights to Horror Comedy Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil

New York, NY – June 8, 2011 – The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today they have acquired Us rights to Tucker & Dale Vs Evil,
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