The UK distributor has acquired psychological thriller Power of Few, starring Christopher Walken and Christian Slater, from Arclight.
Signature has also secured Chandran Rutnam’s terrorist thriller A Common Man, starring Ben Kingsley, from Myriad.
Also from Myriad, Signature has taken Ruba Nadda’s missing person drama Inescapable, starring Marisa Tomei, Alexander Siddig and Joshua Jackson.
Other acquisitions include spoof The Starving Games, from K5, and sci-fi horror Skinwalker Ranch, from Highland Film Group.
In A Common Man, which is set in Colombo, Sri Lanka, a mysterious man (Kingsley) has planted 5 bombs in the politically-scarred city that are set to explode unless four major terrorists are immediately released from prison. When he calls in his demands to the Deputy Inspector General of the Colombo Police Department (Cross), it sets in motion an ideological and deadly confrontation between the truth and duty.
Myriad CEO Kirk D'Amico is selling the title at the American Film Market this week. "Early response to our sales promo has been terrific," said D'Amico. "Ben Kingsley is a very big star internationally and the film
Written and directed by The Road from Elephant Pass helmer Chandran Rutnam, the film follows a man in Sri Lanka (Kingsley) who “has planted 5 bombs in the politically-scarred city that are set to explode unless four major terrorists are immediately released from prison.” He “calls in his demands to the Deputy Inspector General of the Colombo Police Department (Cross),” and this “sets in motion an ideological and deadly confrontation between the truth and duty.”
Sounds like it has the makings of a solid thriller, while the inclusion of Kingsley and Cross sets a certain
The movie "A Common Man" revolves around the character played by Kingsley. The plot features an attempt by terrorists to blow up Colombo, Rutnam told Xinhua.
The film is a co-production between Hollywood and.
Five slots, 65 countries, the competition is fierce! Our friends from Variety gave us this list, is your country of choice one of the 65 hopefuls?
I'm happy that my home country, the Philippines, has a fighting chance with the dramedy "Ded na si Lolo" ("Grandpa is Dead"). Take a look at the complete list.
Synopsis: A carefree Albanian student gets drawn into an ancient blood feud when he returns home for a funeral, only to find himself a wanted man.
Awards: Belgrade Film Festival B2B development grant
Sales: Wildart Film
El secreto de sus ojos
(Juan Jose Campanella)
Synopsis: An ambitious, complex work that combines two generation-spanning love stories, a noirish thriller, some
Variety says that a shortlist of nine semi-finalists will be unveiled in January, with the complete nominees to be announced Feb. 2 along with the contenders in the other categories.
The Academy Awards will be presented March 7 at the Kodak Theater.
And now, from Albania to Vietnam, see the complete list right now (I.m proud that my home country of the Philippines has an entry!!!):
Albania, "Alive!," Artan Minarolli, director
Argentina, "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," Juan Jose Campanella, director
Armenia, "Autumn of the Magician," Rouben Kevorkov and Vaheh Kevorkov, directors
Australia, "Samson & Delilah," Warwick Thornton, director
Austria, "For a Moment Freedom," Arash T. Riahi, director
Bangladesh, "Beyond the Circle," Golam Rabbany Biplob, director
Belgium, "The Misfortunates," Felix van Groeningen, director
Bolivia, "Zona Sur," Juan Carlos Valdivia, director
Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Albania, Alive!, Artan Minarolli, director;
Argentina, El Secreto de Sus Ojos, Juan Jose Campanella, director;
Armenia, Autumn of the Magician, Rouben Kevorkov and Vaheh Kevorkov, directors;
Australia, Samson & Delilah, Warwick Thornton, director;
Austria, For a Moment Freedom, Arash T. Riahi, director;
Bangladesh, Beyond the Circle, Golam Rabbany Biplob, director;
Belgium, The Misfortunates, Felix van Groeningen, director;
Bolivia, Zona Sur, Juan Carlos Valdivia, director;
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nightguards, Namik Kabil, director;
Brazil, Time of Fear, Sergio Rezende, director;
Bulgaria, The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner, Stephan Komandarev, director;
Canada, I Killed My Mother, Xavier Dolan, director;
Chile, Dawson, Isla 10, Miguel Littin, director;
China, Forever Enthralled, Chen Kaige, director;
Colombia, The Wind Journeys, Ciro Guerra, director;
Croatia, Donkey, Antonio Nuic,
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