Liam Neeson - News Poster

News

Liam Neeson in Cold Pursuit Now Available on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand

The action/comedy film, Cold Pursuit hass arrived on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (Plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand. Liam Neeson is back to his roots… hunting down those who have wronged him and his family! Follow the carnage in this “cool” revenge flick!

Academy Award® nominee and mega-action hero Liam Neeson stars as a father in search of answers after his son is mysteriously murdered in Cold Pursuit, now available on Digital and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand from Lionsgate. Based on his 2014 Norwegian film, Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance), director Hans Petter Moland delivers thrills and chills in what critics call “an excellent film”, written for the screen by Frank Baldwin. The edge-of-your-seat thriller also stars Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Sequel to Independent Movie Hit ‘After’ Launches in Cannes

  • Variety
Sequel to Independent Movie Hit ‘After’ Launches in Cannes
“After,” the highest grossing independent film of the year so far, is set to return with a sequel, with stars Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin reprising their roles. Voltage Pictures is selling the new pic in Cannes.

The first film, which had a reported production budget of $14 million, grossed more than $50 million at the international box office, with an additional $12 million contributed in the U.S.

After opening number one in 17 countries, the film has gone on to take $7.7 million in France, $8.2 million in Germany and $7 million in Italy. Other high performing territories included Russia, where it took $2.8 million, Benelux, which delivered $1.4 million, and Scandinavia, where it generated $2.7 million.

The film and its sequel are based on Anna Todd’s young adult romantic novel series.

Producers of the new film are Todd, Jennifer Gibgot, Wattpad’s Aron Levitz and Eric Lehrman, CalMaple’s Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon. Voltage
See full article at Variety »

‘John Wick 3’ Wins the Box Office, but Weekend Totals Dropped $60 Million from 2018

“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” opened to a domestic total of $57 million; after “Us,” it’s the best opening for a non-Marvel release this year. That’s encouraging as we approach a summer that largely features sequels to previous hits, but — after three very strong weekends — it’s the first weekend in which the total gross lagged behind last year, when “Deadpool 2” debuted to $125 million.

In total, all films grossed around $150 million, for a $60 million shortfall against 2018. For the year so far, grosses are running $400 million short, or 9% below — a gap that would be much worse without “Endgame.” Memorial Day weekend lies ahead, with “Aladdin” leading the way. But advance predictions of its gross place it below what “Solo: A Star Wars Story” did last year, so we could see another falloff before some of June’s major openers come around.

In the meantime, there is nothing but positive vibes from “Parabellum.
See full article at Indiewire »

Voltage Pictures launches sales on 'After' sequel

Voltage Pictures launches sales on 'After' sequel
Original Ya romance has grossed more than $50m at international box office.

Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes will reprise their roles in After as Voltage Pictures launched worldwide sales in Cannes on the sequel to the international box office hit.

After Ya author Anna Todd and Voltage Pictures COO and president Jonathan Deckter announced the sequel on Sunday (19) on the back of the original’s $50m-plus box office success this year.

The Ya romance opened at number one in 17 countries and has gone on to gross more than $7.7m in France, $8.2m in Germany and $7m in Italy. Russia has produced $2.8m,
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

Ricky Church on the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace…

For children of the 1980s and 90s, the Star Wars trilogy was exciting, groundbreaking and amazing, but it was all we would ever get of the galaxy far, far away. That is until this day 20 years ago on May 19th, 1999 when dreams came true for Star Wars fans young and old with the release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, the first in a new trilogy from George Lucas that would detail the fall of the Jedi Order and rise of one of the most well known villains in cinema, Darth Vader. I’ve written previously on my love of the Prequel Trilogy, flaws an all, but none of its success, nor the continued longevity of the Star Wars franchise, would be possible without The Phantom Menace.

I was graduating sixth grade and a
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Men in Black: International gets a new poster and TV spot

Sony Pictures has released a new poster for Men in Black: International featuring Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Nesson, Emma Thompson, Frank the pug/Remoolian, and a couple of alien creatures; check it out below along with a TV spot which teases more to come from the sci-fi action comedy during the NBA finals…

“The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.”

F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious) is directing Men in Black: International from a script by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (Iron Man) while the cast includes Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson alongside Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Liam Neeson (Taken), Rafe Spall (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Rebecca Ferguson (Misson: Impossible – Fallout) and Emma Thompson,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Cannes Film Business Is Buoyant — If Films Are Made for a Price

  • Variety
Cannes Film Business Is Buoyant — If Films Are Made for a Price
“The dead don’t die,” Constantin CEO Martin Moszkowicz joked on Thursday afternoon on Cannes’ Grand Hotel terrace, one of the Cannes Film Festival’s favorite industry haunts.

Moszkowicz wasn’t just quoting the title of Jim Jarmusch’s Festival Cannes opening movie, a zombie film set in small-town America. He was also implying that there are more movies coming to Cannes with commercial potential. And the good news for distributors like Moszkowicz is that these movie are cheaper to buy. To be sure, that’s not such a positive development for producers hoping to make a big profit on their latest projects.

After several years of cautious dealmaking at Cannes, there are signs that a larger number of movies are being sold at this year’s festival. Whether that points to full market rebound, however, is questionable. The larger picture is mixed. You could almost hear the industry collectively
See full article at Variety »

Ventana Sur’s Blood Window Aims to Frighten at Cannes Film Market

  • Variety
Blood Window, Argentina’s most important Latin American genre film market, launched by Argentina’s Incaa film-tv agency as part of Buenos Aires’ Ventana Sur meet-mart, will host a showcase of Ibero-American genre films and works in progress at the Cannes Festival Film Market, running May 17-20.

The showcase includes three screenings sponsored by three of the world’s leading genre festivals: the U.K.’s Fright Fest, Mexico’s Morbido Fest and the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.

Additionally, the Upcoming Fantastic Films section for Ibero-American works in progress facilitates representatives from eight nearly-finished films to screen clips and pitch to buyers, sales agents and representatives from other festivals from around the world. This year eight works in progress will present, up from seven last year.

The Argentine films participating in the works in progress pitches include Pablo Parés’ “I am Toxic,” a post-apocalyptic tale in a world torn asunder by biological warfare.
See full article at Variety »

Michelle Rodriguez Joins ‘Fast & Furious 9’ After Getting Series to Hire First Female Writer

Michelle Rodriguez Joins ‘Fast & Furious 9’ After Getting Series to Hire First Female Writer
The long-running “Fast and Furious” franchise has never lacked powerful female characters onscreen, from Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty to Gal Gadot’s Gisele, but it has struggled to be as representative behind the camera. No woman has ever directed a “Fast and Furious” movie, nor has a female screenwriter ever worked on a “Fast and Furious” script. Fortunately that’s about to change, and it’s all thanks to Michelle Rodriguez.

According to Bloomberg, Rodriguez has officially signed on to reprise her role of Leticia “Letty” Ortiz in “Fast & Furious 9.” The deal was made after Rodriguez secured an agreement to have a female screenwriter join the production. The actress made headlines in June 2017 for an Instagram post in which she threatened to leave the franchise unless producers showed “some love to the women of the franchise on the next one.”

“I felt like there was not enough of
See full article at Indiewire »

Megan Fox Korean War Movie ‘Jangsari’ Picked up by Finecut

  • Variety
Seoul-based sales firm Finecut has picked up international rights to the “The Battle of Jangsari,” a Korean-produced war action film starring Megan Fox and the K-pop star Choi Min-ho and star of Netflix film “Illang: The Wolf Brigade.”

“Jangsari” is directed by renowned Korean filmmaker Kwak Kyung-taek (“Friend”) and Kim Tae-hun, with production by Taewon Entertainment, and presentation by Warner Bros. Pictures Korea. Taewon previously produced 2016 hit “Operation Chromite,” another Korean War movie, which starred Liam Neeson as U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

“Jangsari” depicts the 1950 Jangsa Marine landing operation during the Korean War. It involved 772 student soldiers — whose average age was 17 and had only received two weeks of boot camp training — who were deployed to pave the way for the larger Incheon Landing Operation, which was led by MacArthur and turned the tide of war against communist-backed forces from the North.

Fox depicts Marguerite Higgins, a war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune.
See full article at Variety »

Watch at Home: Never look away from ball culture while synchronized swimming

Nathaniel R giving you the heads up on what's available to you now to screen at home.

New on DVD/Blu-Ray

• Fighting With My Family - Rising star Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) leads the ensemble in this film about a female wrestler

• Her Smell - Elisabeth Moss won raves for playing a punkrock addict in this indie with a riot grrrl style soundtrack.

Never Look Away - the least discussed and last-released nominee for last year's historically popular Foreign Film competition at the Oscars (all five were hits which just about never happens)

Also new: Liam Neeson in Cold Pursuit, the popular documentary Apollo 11, and the horror flick Happy Death Day 2 U. New to streaming after the jump...
See full article at FilmExperience »

Will Hollywood Mega-Mergers Impact Cannes Film Market?

  • Variety
Will Hollywood Mega-Mergers Impact Cannes Film Market?
The U.S. movie business is undergoing a wave of dramatic consolidation.

Major studios are being swallowed up and indie players are dropping like flies. Though the Cannes Film Festival is unfolding an ocean and several time zones away from Hollywood, the aftershocks from the mega-mergers and bankruptcies currently roiling the entertainment industries will likely be felt by the executives and agents prowling the Croisette in search of movies to buy.

“There aren’t a lot of U.S. distributors, period,” said Martin Moszkowicz, CEO of Constantin Film, the producer of “Resident Evil.”

Twentieth Century Fox Film has been subsumed into Walt Disney Studios as part of a larger $71.3 billion deal. Under its new ownership, it is expected to release fewer than six movies annually, roughly half of what it once fielded in a typical year. That means that the number of major studios have shrunk from six to five.
See full article at Variety »

Cannes 2019 Preview & Hot List: If Winter Is Here For Indie Film Biz, Maybe It’s Not So Bad After All…

  • Deadline
Cannes 2019 Preview & Hot List: If Winter Is Here For Indie Film Biz, Maybe It’s Not So Bad After All…
Winter is coming. That has been the mantra for some time at the major film markets. So the slew of sizable packages announced for this year’s Cannes film market has left some scratching their heads. If, as has been the conversation, these are the last days of Rome for the independent film business, maybe things aren’t so bad after all.

“It’s up there with the highest volume of packages I can remember,” one financier told us.

“It is surprisingly buoyant,” a studio buyer remarked. “Last year wasn’t bad either with projects like Midway, 355 and Ironbark, but bearing in mind the supposed death of the indie film biz, it seems positive.”

Roland Emmerich is in town against with his $150 million sci-fi pic Moonfall, Rocket Science is launching a string of high-profile projects including a female-fronted, big-budget reboot of Cliffhanger, the Russo brothers will be talking to buyers
See full article at Deadline »

Book Review – Star Wars: Master & Apprentice

Ricky Church reviews Star Wars: Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray

While Star Wars fans hold The Phantom Menace in different levels of regard, one element of George Lucas’ first prequel film most fans agree on is how great Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn was. Obi-Wan’s master, as played by Liam Neeson, was thoughtful, compassionate and one of the most level-headed Jedi Knights in all of the Order. Notably, Qui-Gon actually disagreed with the Jedi Council, Yoda included, on several matters relating to the Order’s future. Despite his standing among fans, however, very little is actually known about Qui-Gon’s past. Star Wars: Bloodline author Claudia Gray returns to the galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: Master & Apprentice and delivers one of the best Star Wars books to come out of the new canon yet. She pulls back the layers on Qui-Gon’s character and makes him more endearing through her writing.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Keanu Reeves’ 10 Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

This week’s question: “John Wick” actor Keanu Reeves has been a movie star for almost 30 years, and low-key perhaps one of the defining Hollywood screen presences of that time period.

What is his best performance, and how does it speak to his unique persona?

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Lindsey Romain (@lindseyromain), Nerdist

I’m cheating a little, because it may not be his best, but it’s certainly my favorite. I was mostly unaware of Keanu Reeves’ before his turn in “Bram Stroker’s Dracula,” which remains in consistent rotation in my own personal cinematic library. I love him in the film, as daffy and poorly accented as he is. I find him beautiful, fascinating, and wholly his own in the role of Jonathan Harker.

Constantine

Clint Worthington (@clintworthing), Consequence of Sound,
See full article at Indiewire »

Liam Neeson Will Star in Another New Action Thriller Called The Minuteman

Liam Neeson seems to be showing no signs of slowing down as an action star. It’s pretty incredible to see what his career has become. For the most part I love the action films that he’s made over the years. The actor has now signed on to a new action thriller called The Minuteman.

The movie is set to be directed by Robert Lorenz (Trouble With the Curve), who has also collaborated with Clint Eastwood as a producer on the three Oscar nominated films- American Sniper, Letters From Iwo Jima and Mystic River.

The Minuteman, “tells a fast-paced story of a retired Vietnam veteran who finds himself responsible for the life of a young boy who is being hunted by a cartel, shades of the protector character Neeson nailed in his threeTaken films.”

Voltage CEO Jonathan Deckter had this to say in a statement:

“Fans love to see
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Chris Pine to take the lead in action thriller ‘Violence of Action’

Chris Pine has signed up to take the lead in the action thriller ‘Violence of Action’ from Thunder Road Films and 30West.

The Nile Hilton Incident’s Tarik Saleh will take the helm on a script from J.P. Davis.

The story will follow James Reed (Pine), a marine who was voluntary discharged, as he joins a paramilitary organization in order to support his family in the only way he knows how. Reed travels to Poland with his elite team on a black ops mission to investigate a mysterious threat. Barely into his first assignment, Reed finds himself alone and hunted in Eastern Europe, where he must fight to stay alive long enough to get home and uncover the true motives of those who betrayed him.

Also in news – Stanley Tucci joins the cast of Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches

Production is due to commence in the Autumn.

Known for his work
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Kaleidoscope adds 'Sooty' kids feature, elephant documentary to Cannes slate (exclusive)

Sales outfit also adds pair of food documentaries to slate.

London-based sales outfit Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has added four titles to its slate ahead of next week’s Cannes market.

They include family feature Sooty And The Trifle Of Doom, based on the children’s TV show characters Sooty, Sweep and Soo, which is in pre-production. This is the first feature film based on the property, it is directed by John Stephenson produced by long-standing Sooty Show host Richard Cadell with Simon Wright.

Kaleidoscope has also picked up feature documentary Elephant Refugees, which follows two people who for many years
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Liam Neeson to star in 'The Minuteman' as Voltage prepares Cannes launch

Liam Neeson to star in 'The Minuteman' as Voltage prepares Cannes launch
Production set for September in New Mexico, Ohio.

Liam Neeson will star in Robert upcoming action-thriller The Minuteman and Voltage Pictures will introduce the hot package to buyers on the Croisette next week.

Production is scheduled to begin in September on location in New Mexico and Ohio. CAA and UTA Independent Film Group will jointly represent Us rights.

Lorenz directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Chris Charles and Danny Kravitz about a retired Vietnam veteran who finds himself responsible for the life of a young boy who is being hunted by the cartel.

The Minuteman is produced by Zero Gravity Management
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Liam Neeson gets back in action for The Minuteman

  • JoBlo
Since the release of Taken back in 2008, Liam Neeson has appeared in dozens of action/thrillers which play into a very particular type of revenge-driven character, and although there have been several occurances of the actor claiming to be done with the genre, he just can't help returning. Liam Neeson's next venture into the action/thriller genre will be The Minuteman, which…
See full article at JoBlo »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed