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San Sebastian: Films in Progress Picks ‘Los Fuertes,’ ‘The Prince,’ ‘Sirena’

Madrid — Omar Zuñiga’s “Los Fuertes,’ Sebastián Muñoz’s “The Prince” and Carlos Piñeiro’s “Sirena” have been selected for the 34th, twice-yearly, Films in Progress, a Latin American pix-in-post competition which runs Sept.24-26 at Spain’s San Sebastián Festival, representing one of the event’s biggest industry attractions for arthouse sales agents and distributors.

Strong on co-productions – a reflection if the bi-lateral and minority co-production funds in place in Brazil, Argentina and Chile – this year’s selection packs five first features – six if you count Argentine Nicolas Savignone’s prior “Los desechables” as a medium-feature – a reminder of the hordes of filmmakers pouring out of film schools in Latin America, powering up production levels dramatically over the last decade.

Some of the first-time filmmakers are, however, already well-known. A New York University’s Graduate Film Program alum, Chile’s Omar Zuñiga co-founded Santiago de Chile-based Cinestación in 2008 with
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San Sebastian: Films in Progress Picks ‘Los Fuertes,’ ‘The Prince,’ ‘Sirena’

  • Variety
San Sebastian: Films in Progress Picks ‘Los Fuertes,’ ‘The Prince,’ ‘Sirena’
Madrid — Omar Zuñiga’s “Los Fuertes,’ Sebastián Muñoz’s “The Prince” and Carlos Piñeiro’s “Sirena” have been selected for the 34th, twice-yearly, Films in Progress, a Latin American pix-in-post competition which runs Sept.24-26 at Spain’s San Sebastián Festival, representing one of the event’s biggest industry attractions for arthouse sales agents and distributors.

Strong on co-productions – a reflection if the bi-lateral and minority co-production funds in place in Brazil, Argentina and Chile – this year’s selection packs five first features – six if you count Argentine Nicolas Savignone’s prior “Los desechables” as a medium-feature – a reminder of the hordes of filmmakers pouring out of film schools in Latin America, powering up production levels dramatically over the last decade.

Some of the first-time filmmakers are, however, already well-known. A New York University’s Graduate Film Program alum, Chile’s Omar Zuñiga co-founded Santiago de Chile-based Cinestación in 2008 with
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UK Sales Firm WestEnd Appoints Former AI Film Exec Toby Hill As Head Of Acquisitions & Development

  • Deadline
UK sales outfit WestEnd Films has appointed former AI Film and Icon exec Toby Hill as Head Of Acquisitions And Development, effective immediately. Hill began his career at Icon acquiring titles for UK distribution including Drive, Paranormal Activity, Precious, A Single Man and Man On Wire. In 2012, he joined AI Film, the film-financing arm of Access Industries as Head of Global Acquisitions, building a slate including Oscar-winner I, Tonya and Sundance hit American Animals (Hill was exec producer on both), Lee DanielsThe Butler and box office hit Hacksaw Ridge.

Maya Amsellem, WestEnd MD, said, “We are thrilled to have Toby join our team. His experience and commercial taste as well as his extensive understanding of the market will be very valuable to WestEnd. Toby has worked on a great number of films, including multiple Academy Award-winners and we are very happy to welcome him at WestEnd. We look forward
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Michael Shannon watched ‘The Shape of Water’ win Best Picture on mute in a dive bar

Michael Shannon watched ‘The Shape of Water’ win Best Picture on mute in a dive bar
Most of the cast and crew of “The Shape of Water” were on hand for the film’s Best Picture Oscar win, but one person was noticeably absent: Michael Shannon. Where was he? In a dive bar in Chicago watching the show on mute.

Shannon closed a production of Brett Neveu’s “Traitor” at A Red Orchid’s Theatre in the Windy City on Oscar Sunday and unwound at Chicago’s famed Old Town Ale House. Bruce Elliott, the bar’s owner and artist behind the bar’s quirky celebrity paintings, tweeted a photo of the actor — clad in a winter jacket with a beer in hand and sporting a ‘stache — watching the credits roll on the screen after “The Shape of Water”’s win.

Michael Shannon watching the film he starred in, "Shape of Water", win best picture while sitting in the Old Town Ale House. No sound on the TV,
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Michael Shannon Watched ‘The Shape of Water’ Win Best Picture at a Chicago Pub

Michael Shannon Watched ‘The Shape of Water’ Win Best Picture at a Chicago Pub
When “The Shape of Water” was named Best Picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards, Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, and Michael Stuhlbarg followed their director, Guillermo del Toro, onstage (watch below). Absent was their co-star Michael Shannon, who many thought deserved his third chance at Best Supporting Actor for playing the villain in this year’s most-nominated film. But Shannon wasn’t home sulking over his lack of a nod — his art kept him more than a thousand miles from Hollywood.

Oscar night coincided with the final performance of Brett Neveu’s “Traitor” at Chicago’s A Red Orchid Theatre, where the play ran for seven weeks. Shannon directed the production, for the theater company he co-founded in his late teens. Afterward, he went around the corner to The Old Town Ale House, a bar bedecked in portraits of nude politicians and favored by the ensembles of
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Nycc: Watch Keanu Reeves Tease His New Film ‘Replicas’ Live

Keanu Reeves is taking the New York Comic-Con stage to tout his new film Replicas, and you can watch the entire panel live as it happens right here. The sci-fi thriller is directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, the filmmaker behind Traitor, and was written by London Has Fallen scribe Chad St. John. Reeves stars as a synthetic biologist whose family is killed in a car accident. He decides to put science to good use and bring them back using a new cloning technology, even if it draws the ire of the government and law enforcement officials. The New York …
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Toronto: Keanu Reeves Thriller Sells to Byron Allen’s Company

Toronto: Keanu Reeves Thriller Sells to Byron Allen’s Company
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has shelled out $4 million for North American rights to “Replicas,” a thriller with Keanu Reeves and “Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch, Variety has confirmed.

The film centers on a neuroscientist who tries to replicate his family after they die in a car accident. Reeves produced the film along with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Stephen Hamel. Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“Traitor”) is directing the picture, which also stars Alice Eve (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and John Ortiz (“Kong: Skull Island”). Hamel wrote the film’s story and Chad St. John is credited with the screenplay.

The deal was hammered out at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was screening for buyers, though it is not in competition.

Reeves had a box office dry spell post-“Matrix,” but has rebounded a bit with the “John Wick” films. Allen’s company has moved aggressively into the film space in recent years, unsuccessfully
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First Look at Keanu Reeves in Replicas

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First Look at Keanu Reeves in Replicas
Keanu Reeves will return to New York Comic Con next month to promote his new film Replicas, where the first footage will be shown from this impending sci-fi thriller. As of now, a release date for Replicas has yet to be announced, but it seems possible that may be revealed during the panel. Here's the official description of the Nyccc presentation, including who will be joining Keanu Reeves at the Javits Center.

"Join Keanu Reeves and the team behind Replicas, for an exclusive first look and conversation about the film. Reeves developed and produced the Replicas with his producing partner, Stephen Hamel, and Transformers franchise producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura. The film is written by Chad St. John (London Has Fallen) from a story by Hamel, and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (writer of The Day After Tomorrow). Replicas is the story of a scientist (Reeves) who loses his family in a horrific accident,
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George A. Romero Is Planning a Nascar Zombie Movie

George A. Romero Is Planning a Nascar Zombie Movie
Horror legend George A. Romero is teaming up with a frequent collaborator for his next zombie movie, which will be seeking buyers at the Fantasia International Film Festival market this summer. The new project is entitled Road of the Dead, which George A. Romero co-wrote with Matt Birman, who is slated to direct this project. It isn't clear when production may begin, but this project will be just the director's second feature film, although he has spent decades in other areas of production.

IndieWire reports that this project originated from a Matt Birman pitch from roughly 10 years ago. The story is set on a remote island where zombie prisoners race cars in a modern-day Coliseum, all for the entertainment of affluent humans. The director describes the project as a hybrid of Road Warrior and Rollerball, set at a Nascar race, and that there is "significant inspiration" from the iconic 1959 classic Ben-Hur.
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Replicas helmer to direct Jackie Chan in Five Against a Bullet

Back in December it was announced that Jackie Chan had signed on to star in the action thriller Five Against a Bullet, and now comes word that Traitor and Replicas helmer Jeffrey Nachmanoff will be handling directing duties.

Five Against a Bullet has been in development for several years, with Bruce Willis attached to star at one point, and Joe Carnahan coming on board to direct in 2014. Carnahan recently exited the project, but remains credited as the screenwriter, although Matt Corman and Chris Ord (Covert Affairs) are currently penning a new draft.

The film will follow five world-weary bodyguards who are hired to protect a Mexican politician running for mayor after his father is murdered by a drug cartel. Previous reports have suggested that the project could potentially spawn a franchise following the team of bodyguards through their various assignments.
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Movie News: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen to Star in 'Flarsky'; Watch Charming 'Their Finest' Trailer

Flarsky: Charlize Theron (The Huntsman: Winter's War, above left) and Seth Rogen (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, above right) will star in Flarsky. Jonathan Levine will direct; he previously worked with Rogen on 50/50 and The Night Before; writer Dan Sterling previously penned Rogen's The Interview. Rogen will play an out-of-work journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush (Theron). The biggest obstacle? She is now "powerful and unattainable." [THR]   Five Against a Bullet: Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor, above right with Don Cheadle) will direct the action thriller Five Against a Bullet. Jackie Chan will star as one of five bodyguards hired by a Latin American dictator for protection during a potentially dangerous election. Joe Carnahan (Stretch...

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Jackie Chan’s ‘Five Against a Bullet’ Draws Jeffrey Nachmanoff to Direct

Jackie Chan’s ‘Five Against a Bullet’ Draws Jeffrey Nachmanoff to Direct
Jeffrey Nachmanoff has signed on to direct Jackie Chan’s upcoming action-thriller “Five Against a Bullet” for Sony.

The attachment of Nachmanoff — whose credits include Don Cheadle’s “Traitor” and Keanu Reeves’ “Replicas” — comes two months after Chan was attached to the project.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the project though his Di Bonventura Pictures for Sony along with Suretone Pictures, Jordan Schur through Mimran Schur Pictures and Chan through his Sparkle Roll production company.

Joe Carnahan came on to the project in 2014 to direct and re-write Alex Litvak’s script, set in a small Mexican town under attack by the drug cartel. The story centers on five the world-weary bodyguards who are signed on to protect a Mexican politician after his father is murdered by a cartel, ahead of an election.

Matt Corman and Chris Ord (“Covert Affairs”) are writing the latest draft under Nachmanoff’s supervision.

Bruce Willis
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25 underrated political thrillers

Rebecca Clough Jan 13, 2017

Samuel L Jackson, Colin Farrell, Kirk Douglas, Denzel Washington and more, as we explore underrated political thrillers...

Ask someone for their favourite political thrillers and you’re likely to get a list of Oscar-winning classics, from JFK to The Day Of The Jackal, Blow Out to Argo. But what about those electrifying tales that have slipped under the radar, been largely forgotten or just didn’t get the love they deserved? Here are 25 political thrillers which are underappreciated but brilliant.

See related Star Wars: Episode IX lands Jurassic World director 25. The Amateur (1981)

Generally, the first hostage to get shot in a heist movie is considered insignificant; luckily this time the young woman killed by terrorists has a devoted boyfriend who vows to avenge her death. Charles Heller (John Savage) already works for the CIA, so he’s able to use secret information to blackmail his bosses into
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‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Trailer: Keanu Reeves Returns for the Fight of His Life

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‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Trailer: Keanu Reeves Returns for the Fight of His Life
Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment has released the trailer for “John Wick: Chapter 2,” the sequel to co-directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch’s action thriller starring Keanu Reeves as a retired hitman. The 2014 film was a critical and commercial success, grossing $78 million at the worldwide box office.

Read More: ‘John Wick: Chapter Two’ Poster: Keanu Reeves Is Dressed for Success

The sequel to “John Wick” has been in the works since 2015 and sees several of the actors from the first film return, including Ian McShane (“Deadwood”), John Leguizamo (“Carlito’s Way”) and Lance Reddick (“The Wire”), among others. Stahelski directed the sequel based on a script from Kolstad.

“With such tremendous fan and critical support for ‘John Wick,’ we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell,” Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Lionsgate, said in a statement last year. “[We] promise to
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New Keanu Reeves Flick Replicas In Production

Actor Keanu Reeves may have been the butt of a lot of jokes back when the Matrix Trilogy wrapped up, but if there's an actor who's learn to cater his roles to his strengths, it's him. The 2014 film John Wick managed to bring just the perfect amount of stoicism and badassery to the title character to make it fall squarely in his range.

Now it sounds like another Keanu Reeves vehicle has just started production, namely the film Replicas. This isn't the first we'd heard of this. The film was first announced back in October of 2014, but since that time has pretty much disappeared from the public eye. It's unclear why it was stalled for so long, but today, Remstar Studios announced they would be co-financing the flick with Riverstone Pictures (via Coming Soon).

What's more is that principal photography began over a week ago on August 10. The movie is
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Alice Eve joins Keanu Reeves in sci-fi thriller Replicas

Way back in October of 2014 it was announced that Keanu Reeves had signed on to headline Replicas, and now we have some more casting news for the sci-fi thriller, with Deadline reporting that he’ll be joined in the project by Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness).

Replicas stars Reeves as “a daring neuroscientist who, after a car accident kills his family, will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science.” Eve will play his wife, Mona, who is cloned following the car crash, allowing her memories and mind to live on.

Replicas is being directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor, Homeland) from a script by Chad St. John (xXx: The Return of Xander Cage). It was originally slated to arrive later this year, but as yet there’s no official word on a release date.
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The top 25 films of Jeff Daniels

Dan Cooper Jul 8, 2016

From Dumb & Dumber and The Martian, through to Arachnophobia and Steve Jobs - we salute the screen work of Jeff Daniels...

They say that when you play the Game of Thrones, “you win or you die”. The Game of Jeff Daniels, however, is an undeniably different beast and for the most part is a definite “you win or you win”. After viewing dozens of Jeff Daniels movies and spending many, many hours with his on-screen personas, it’s fair to say that the maxim has been sorely tested but guess what? It still holds true. This list has been carefully curated to celebrate the veteran actor’s talent, versatility and wit and no matter which (if any) of these movies you decide to revisit or check out for the first time, Jeff is guaranteed to give you something to love in each and every one.

25. Dumb And Dumber To (2014)

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Said Taghmaoui talks his Wonder Woman role, plus first set pics

  • JoBlo
It appears Said Taghmaoui (Traitor, Three Kings) has joined the cast of Wonder Woman. The actor posted a since been deleted photo on his Instagram account of himself with Chris Pine on the set of the upcoming film that also seemingly confirms part of our spoilery scoop from last month. Taghmaoui actually revealed his involvement with the comic book movie in the October issue of Ultra, and apparently... Read More...
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Wonder Woman Set Snaps Feature Chris Pine And A New Cast Member

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Following the recent Wonder Woman villain details, we have our first couple of images from the set of the Patty Jenkins-directed DC Comics adaptation. These type of pics usually come from outside sources, but this time they were actually posted by a member of the cast: Saïd Taghmaoui (La Haine, Traitor, G.I. Joe : Rise Of Cobra, Three Kings), who added the images to his Instagram page. We had no idea Taghmaoui was even in the movie, but here he is decked out in Wwi garb, alongside Chris Pine as Steve Trevor.

Obviously the snaps confirm that at least part of the movie will be set during World War I, but they also strongly indicate that Steve Trevor will be a fixture of the past only, and won’t be around to fight alongside Diana in the present day. So, unless there’s going
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Go Behind the Scenes w/ Don Cheadle's 'Miles Ahead' Costume Designer Gersha Phillips

If you haven't yet read our interview with Don Cheadle about the project, you should. He fills in several blanks that you'll appreciate, if it's a film you're excited about. Read it Here.In the interview, he did say that he'd have a social media presence, at least throughout the course of the project's Indiegogo campaign, which includes behind-the-scenes video like the one below, introducing audiences to key crew members, like costume designer Gersha Phillips. As they share in the video, this is the 3rd project they've worked on together (she's also costume designer on "House of Lies," which Cheadle stars in, and was on his 2008 actioner "Traitor"). She does have a lengthy resume,...
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