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The Oath: Crackle Unveils Trailer and Art for 50 Cent TV Series

"We're gonna play the game until we figure a way out." Crackle has just released a new trailer and key art for their upcoming TV show The Oath.Executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, the crime drama "explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join—only a select few make the cut—but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks." The cast includes Sean Bean, Jj Soria, Ryan Kwanten, Cory Hardrict, and Katrina Law.Read More…
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‘The Oath’ Stars, Creator Talk ‘Survivor’s Guilt’ of Leaving Puerto Rico During Hurricane Maria

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The new Sony Crackle drama “The Oath” was on location filming in Puerto Rico around the time the region was devastated by hurricanes late last year, an ordeal the cast and creator said bonded them as a group, and with their primarily Puerto Rican crew and host country. “I think that we all felt very connected to our crew,” star Katrina Law told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday. “We were really very grateful that Sony and Crackle allowed us to go back after each evacuation, to go back into that environment and stay committed to...
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‘The Oath’ Trailer: 50 Cent’s Crackle Series Exposes a Dangerous Game of Cops and Robbers (Video)

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‘The Oath’ Trailer: 50 Cent’s Crackle Series Exposes a Dangerous Game of Cops and Robbers (Video)
50 Cent got himself mixed up in some serious gang warfare when he signed on to executive produce Sony Crackle’s new scripted original drama series “The Oath.” Well, police gang warfare. In the first trailer for “The Oath,” we get a peek inside the world of cops who have sworn to protect and defend the public, but are also part of corrupt secret societies. The gangs are almost impossible to join, but once you’re in, you’re in. And members must protect each other from enemies on the outside — and within their own crew. It doesn’t look like a great workplace environment, but...
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Gary Oldman-Produced Crime Drama, Rob Riggle Comedy in the Works at Sony Crackle

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Sony Crackle has two new series in the works, the streaming network announced on Sunday: the crime drama “The Butcher,” produced by Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski, and “Rob Riggle’s Jet Ski Academy,” created by and starring comedian Rob Riggle. Written by Charles Burmeister, “The Butcher” follows Los Angeles homicide detective Mitch Dixon as he attempts to find, hunt down, and kill a serial killer who has discovered the key to immortality, the price of which is consuming human flesh. Also Read: 50 Cent Gang Drama 'The Oath' Coming to Crackle (Video) “We are incredibly pleased to be working with the wonderful...
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Movie Review – The Oath (2016)

The Oath, 2016.

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

Starring Baltasar Kormákur, Hera Hilmar, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, and Þorsteinn Bachmann.

Synopsis:

Icelandic auteur Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband, 2 Guns, Everest) directs and stars in this psychological thriller about a father who tries to pull his daughter out of her world of drugs and petty crime, only to find that danger can be found in unexpected places.

Is taking a life justifiable when the outcome is potentially saving a life, or more specifically, correcting the trajectory of a path set on drug abuse and crime? Such is the thematic pondering in Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur’s (101 Reykjavik, Everest, Contraband) The Oath, a Nordic thriller that sees a grieving father take matters into his own hands regarding his daughter’s relationship with a lowlife drug dealer and small-time criminal. Naturally, the environment has Anna hooked on illegal substances subsequently causing her future to spiral
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The Oath Exclusive Clip: No-Holds-Barred Parental Guidance

If you like your revenge stories centered around a strong emotional core, featuring well-defined characters, Baltasar Kormákur’s The Oath is one for you. In it, Kormákur directs himself as Finnur, a physician who finds his ethical standards tested when meeting his daughter’s new boyfriend, Ottar (Gisli Orn Gardarsson). Fed up with watching Anna (Hera Hilmar) waste her life on drugs and partying, Finnur decides to act in her best interest and attempts to break off the relationship with her drug-dealing lover. Violence ensues as Finnur’s professional and family life are put at risk. With fine performances in spades and lush cinematography to boot, The Oath is a thrilling character drama that forces viewers to contemplate the thin line between right and wrong. Check out an...

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Benedikt Erlingsson's 'A Woman At War' closes first three deals, starts shoot

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Exclusive: Follow-up to Of Horses And Men sells to France, Denmark, Ukraine.

Benedikt Erlingsson’s A Woman At War has been pre-sold to France, where Jour2Fête has boarded theatrical rights and Potemkine will handle home video. In Denmark, Camera Film will distribute.

Producers Slot Machine sealed both of these early deals but Beta Cinema will handle the film’s international sales.

In Ukraine, Ufd will distribute; that deal was negotiated by the film’s Ukrainian co-producer Solar Media.

The film, now shooting, is Erlingsson’s follow-up to his debut feature Of Horses and Men, which won more than 20 awards including best new director at San Sebastián, best director in Tokyo, grand jury prize at Les Arcs, six Icelandic Edda awards and the lucrative Nordic Council Film Prize. It was Iceland’s submission to the foreign Oscar race in 2014.

A Woman At War will shoot for eight weeks, firstly on location in Iceland until the end of
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Baltasar Kormákur acquires vast "film village" site in Iceland

Baltasar Kormákur acquires vast
Director’s RVK Studios, producer of TV series Trapped, buys space outside Reykjavik as potential home for local and foreign shoots.

Actor and director Baltasar Kormákur, founder of RVK Studios, has purchased four industrial buildings on 20,000 square metres of land on the outskirts of Reykjavik, where he plans to set up sound stages and post-production operations.

Speaking to Screen during the recent Reykjavik Film Festival, the Everest director said of the site, which sits within the borders of Iceland’s capital: “It’s a film village, but it’s also the beginning of a creative village, a village of creative industries for Reykjavik.”

RVK paid around $2.6m for the land and solid post-war buildings.

The former home of a fertiliser repository has at least one structure of 3,000 square metres, plus space in three other buildings for post-production of Icelandic and inward investment films shooting in the country.

Kormákur said that a hotel might also be built on the
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San Sebastian: Kormákur, Spanish co-producers team for crime feature

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Rvk Studios, Tornasol, Euskadi team on period crime story.

Baltasar Kormákur’s Icelandic outfit Rvk Studios has struck a co-production deal with Eduardo Carneros CEO of Euskadi Movie Aie, and Javier Lopez Blanco, CEO of Tornasol Films, to team on feature Red Fjords.

The period crime story is based on one of the most infamous episodes in Icelandic history: the murder of 32 Basque whalers in 1615.

Red Fjords will be directed by Basque director Koldo Serra (Gernica) and chronicles the adventures of Ishmael, a young hunter who enlists as a whaler and sets sail for Iceland. After unwittingly engaging in an illegal deal the whalers came under attack.

Recent Rvk Studios credits include San Sebastian competition entry The Oath, Everest, and well received TV series Trapped.

Tornasol Films has produced more than 130 features including 2009 Oscar winner The Secret In Their Eyes and San Sebastian 2016 Zinemaldia selection May God Save Us.
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‘Heartstone’ Trailer: Tiff Premiere Explores Raw Emotions of Bored Pre-Teens in a Small Icelandic Village

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‘Heartstone’ Trailer: Tiff Premiere Explores Raw Emotions of Bored Pre-Teens in a Small Icelandic Village
The new film “Heartstone” follows Thor (Baldur Einarsson) and Christian (Blær Hinriksson), two pre-teen best friends who live in a small village in rural Iceland. They both have rough home lives — Thor suffers from absentee parenting and Christian has a drunk and abusive father — but the two find refuge in each other and their time spent loitering in the neighborhood, avoiding bullies, and hanging around the local diner. But when the two strike up romantic relationships with girls, it threatens to completely destroy their relationship. The film will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival next week. Watch the trailer below and check out the poster as well.

Read More: Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’

It is the directorial debut from Icelandic director Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson. He has previously directed the short films “Þröng sýn,” “Jeffrey & Beth,
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Toronto 2016: Watch The Trailer And Clip From The Icelandic Thriller The Oath

The Oath, the latest film from Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur (Everest and Jar City) is coming to Tiff this weekend. We have a trailer and a clip from the film to share with you.    The Oath marks the first time in eight years that Kormákur is stepping back in front of the camera taking the lead role in the film.    In The Oath, Kormákur plays the part of a father who sets off on a mission to try to pull his daughter away from the world of drugs and petty crime, only to discover that danger can be found in unexpected places.    The film debuts in the festival Saturday night at the Lightbox, and screens again on the 11th at Scotiabank 3 and...

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‘The Oath’: Baltasar Kormákur Talks Directing Himself In Icelandic Thriller, Unveils Trailer – Toronto

‘The Oath’: Baltasar Kormákur Talks Directing Himself In Icelandic Thriller, Unveils Trailer – Toronto
Exclusive: Everest helmer Baltasar Kormákur has stepped back in front of the camera for the first time in eight years to star in The Oath. He also directs, produces and co-scripted the Icelandic psychological thriller that’s premiering on Saturday at the Toronto Film Festival as a Special Presentation (check out the subtitled trailer above). Kormákur plays Finnur, a doctor who sets off on a mission to pull his daughter away from the world of drugs and petty crime, only to…
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Film4 director Daniel Battsek: "We will always be led by our filmmakers"

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Exclusive: In his first official interview, Film4’s new chief talks strategy, challenges and striking a balance between UK and Us shoots

Two months into his new job as the director of Film4, Daniel Battsek is feeling confident that the transition period between himself and former head David Kosse - who stepped down this year to become president of international at Stx Entertainment - has been “as seamless as we could make it”.

While his official start was early July, Battsek says he has effectively been “part of the overall team” since Cannes. The first few months have been spent familiarising himself with the material on Film4’s slate at various stages of development, getting to know the team “some of whom I know very well, and some of who I don’t know at all”, and meeting with the UK industry.

“I’ve really enjoyed being in the office getting to know the films, the great team
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Film4 boss Daniel Battsek, first interview: "We will always be led by our filmmakers"

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Exclusive: Film4 boss talks strategy, challenges and striking a balance between UK and Us shoots

Two months into his new job as the new director of Film4, Daniel Battsek is already feeling confident that the transition period between himself and former head David Kosse - who stepped down this year to become president of international at Stx Entertainment - has been “as seamless as we could make it”.

While his official start was early July, Battsek says he has effectively been “part of the overall team” since Cannes. The first few months have been spent familiarising himself with the material on Film4’s slate at various stages of development, getting to know the team “some of whom I know very well, and some of who I don’t know at all”, and meeting with the UK industry.

“I’ve really enjoyed being in the office getting to know the films, the great team
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Daniel Battsek first interview: "We will always be led by our filmmakers"

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Exclusive: Film4 boss talks strategy, challenges and striking a balance between UK and Us shoots

Two months into his new job as the new director of Film4, Daniel Battsek is already feeling confident that the transition period between himself and former head David Kosse - who stepped down this year to become president of international at Stx Entertainment - has been “as seamless as we could make it”.

While his official start was early July, Battsek says he has effectively been “part of the overall team” since Cannes. The first few months have been spent familiarising himself with the material on Film4’s slate at various stages of development, getting to know the team “some of whom I know very well, and some of who I don’t know at all”, and meeting with the UK industry.

“I’ve really enjoyed being in the office getting to know the films, the great team
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San Sebastian: Baltasar Kormákur, Feng Xiaogang join competition

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San Sebastian: Baltasar Kormákur, Feng Xiaogang join competition
Lee Sang-il, Bartosz M. Kowalski and Emiliano Torres also help complete competitive line-up.Scroll down for full list of titles

San Sebastian film festival (Sept 16-24) has added five titles to its competitive official selection, completing the line-up of films in line for the coveted Golden Shell.

The titles include The Oath (Eiðurinn) by Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, who competed at San Sebastian with The Sea in 2001.

In his latest feature, the director - who made last year’s Venice opener Everest - tells the story of a heart surgeon whose family begins to unravel when his daughter gets mixed up with a drug-dealing boyfriend.

Also in the running for the Golden Shell will be China’s Feng Xiaogang with contemporary fable I Am Not Madame Bovary (Wo Bu Shi Pan Jinlian), starring Fan Bingbing.

Feng’s The Banquet competed at Venice in 2006 while Aftershock was China’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2011.

Other
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Tiff 2016. Lineup

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A selection of films from the 2016 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has been unveiled, with films by Jim Jarmusch, Maren Ade, Tom Ford, Paul Verhoeven, Damien Chazelle, and many more.Opening NIGHTThe Magnificent Seven (Antoine Fuqua)GALASDeepwater HorizonArrival (Denis Villeneuve)Deepwater Horizon (Peter Berg)The Headhunter's Calling (Mark Williams)The Journey Is the Destination (Bronwen Hughes)Jt + The Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme)Lbj (Rob Reiner)Lion (Garth Davis)Loving (Jeff Nichols)A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona)Planetarium (Rebecca Zlotowski)Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair)The Rolling Stones of Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (Paul Dugdale)The Secret Scripture (Jim Sheridan)Snowden (Oliver Stone)Strange Weather (Katherine Dieckmann)Their Finest (Lone Scherfig)A United Kingdom (Amma Astante)Special PRESENTATIONSLa La LandThe Age of Shadows (Kim Jee-woon)All I See Is You (Marc Forster)American Honey (Andrea Arnold)American Pastoral (Ewan McGregor)Asura: The City of
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'The Magnificent Seven' to open Toronto film festival

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'The Magnificent Seven' to open Toronto film festival
Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) programmers have served up the first picks from what will be a typically daunting menu in September.Scroll down for full list of Galas, Special Presentations

The world premiere of Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven will open the 41st Tiff on September 8. The western remake stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, and Peter Sarsgaard.

It marks a third visit to the festival for Fuqua, who previously screened Training Day and The Equalizer at Tiff.

The festival will close on September 17 with The Edge Of Seventeen, starring Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick.

The coming-of-age comedy-drama marks the feature debut of writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig and is produced by Oscar-winner James L. Brooks (Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets).

Gala world premieres

Unveiling its first wave of titles, Tiff announced that world premieres in its Gala strand would include
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Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’

Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’
The Toronto International Film Festival — aka Tiff — has announced its first round of picks for this year’s festival, including Galas and Special Presentations, along with the festival’s opening night selection, Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven,” and their closing night pick, Kelly Fremon Craig’s feature directorial debut “The Edge of Seventeen.” Filled with early awards contenders, returning filmmakers and favorites from other festivals from around the globe, it’s a meaty selection of offerings that firmly announces the imminent arrival of the cinematic bonanza otherwise known as the fall festival season.

There are plenty of familiar faces here, including Denis Villeneuve, who will be bringing his “Arrival” to the same festival that has also screened his “Sicario” and “Prisoners” in previous years. The year after debuting his “Being Charlie” at Tiff, director Rob Reiner will return with his Woody Harrelson-starring biopic “Lbj.” Lone Scherfig, who has
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