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Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta, Natalia Reyes Tapped for Sixth ‘Terminator’

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Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta, Natalia Reyes Tapped for Sixth ‘Terminator’
Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta and Natalia Reyes will join Skydance Media’s upcoming Terminator movie opposite Arnold Schwarzengger and Linda Hamilton.

Deadpool” director Tim Miller is attached with James Cameron and David Ellison producing. Specific details on the characters are being kept under wraps but the movie will be a direct sequel to Cameron’s 1991 film “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” with Schwarzenegger and Hamilton anchoring the story.

The untitled film will open Nov. 22, 2019, and be distributed domestically by Paramount Pictures and internationally by Fox.

Luna starred as Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider on the ABC action superhero series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” as well as the El Rey Network drama series “Matador” and the ABC crime drama series “Wicked City.” He also starred in the films “Freeheld” and “Transpecos.”

Boneta made his feature debut in the musical “Rock of Ages.” He currently stars in “The Titan,
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Gabriel Luna Is the New ‘Terminator’: Tim Miller and James Cameron Cast Marvel Star in Sequel

Gabriel Luna Is the New ‘Terminator’: Tim Miller and James Cameron Cast Marvel Star in Sequel
The search for the next Terminator is over. Tim Miller and James Cameron have cast Gabriel Luna in the title role of the sixth “Terminator” sequel, Deadline reports. Luna is best known for playing Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider on the ABC superhero series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” He also starred in the El Rey Network series “Matador” and the movies “Freeheld” and “Transpecos.”

The untitled “Terminator” sequel is the first to be overseen by Cameron since he directed, wrote, and produced “The Terminator” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” Cameron selected “Deadpool” director Miller to helm the new installment, which will see original stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton return to the franchise as the T-800 and Sarah Connor, respectively. Story details are being kept under wraps, but the film will serve as a direct sequel to “T2,” skipping the timelines of the three sequels.
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Gabriel Luna Is New Terminator; Natalia Reyes & Diego Boneta Also Set To Star In Tim Miller-James Cameron Skydance Reboot

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Exclusive: The search for a new Terminator to take over the first sanctioned Jim Cameron reboot since the original, is over. Director Tim Miller and producer Cameron have tapped Gabriel Luna for the role. Luna is best known for starring as Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider on the ABC action superhero series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, as well as the El Rey Network drama series Matador. On the film side, he starred in the films Freeheld and Transpecos.

Natalia Reyes and Diego Boneta (Scream Queens) also have been set to star in the film.

The Terminator was resurrected by Skydance’s David Ellison in concert with James Cameron, who gets back a lot of the reversion rights to the original 1984 movie, next year. They’ve tapped Tim Miller, the Deadpool director. Luna joins Blade Runner 2049‘s Mackenzie Davis, Diego Boneta and returning cast members Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton,
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Transpecos review – desert thriller cranks up the heat

Strong performances and commanding aerials of parched vistas elevate this Tex-Mex patrol guard drama

This Tex-Mex border outing starts off like sun-baked Clerks, with three patrol guards shooting the breeze at a remote checkpoint. One, though, isn’t what he seems – setting into motion a tightly marshalled thriller that at first goes toe-to-toe with last year’s The Shallows for logistical plotting. Strangely, this rigour suddenly dissipates on the halfway mark, and Transpecos spills what’s left of its curt running time in a more conventional desert odyssey. But director Greg Kwedar – maxing out a six-figure budget – remains inventive shot-wise, alternating between moody Sicario-style impressionism and commanding aerials of parched vistas. Gabriel Luna, as the Hispanic patrolman dragged unwittingly into hell, impressively escalates his dismay, with eye-catching support turns from Clifton Collins’ Jr’s un-pc old-timer and Julio Oscar Mechoso’s chippy cartel errand boy. Some of the intended moral
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Austin Film Critics Association Nominations

The Austin Film Critics Association (Afca) has announced the nominees for its yearly awards. Winners will be revealed on Dec. 28. Here's the complete list of nominees:

Best Film:

Arrival

The Handmaiden

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best Director:

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden

Best Actor:

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Colin Farrell, The Lobster

Denzel Washington, Fences

Joel Edgerton, Loving

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Best Actress:

Amy Adams, Arrival

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Ruth Negga, Loving

Best Supporting Actor:

Ben Foster, Hell or High Water

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress:

Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Min-hee Kim, The Handmaiden

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Viola Davis,
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DVD Obscura: The New Indie and International Movies You Need to Watch

New Indie Audience Award winner at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, the clever and unpredictable Transpecos (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) is the sort of scrappy indie that makes the most out of a few locations and a small cast by being intelligently written and unpredictably twisty. Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna and Clifton Collins Jr. star as three border patrol agents having what appears to be another mind-numblingly dull day on the job, but then what appears to be a random traffic stop escalates into something shocking and dangerous. You won’t see the curves coming in the screenplay by Greg Kwedar (who also directed) and Clint Bentley, and the film makes salient points about border, immigration and drug issues without letting them get in the way of a crackling plot. Keep...

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‘The Late Bloomer’ Exclusive Clip: A 30-Year-Old Sex Therapist Undergoes Puberty For The First Time

‘The Late Bloomer’ Exclusive Clip: A 30-Year-Old Sex Therapist Undergoes Puberty For The First Time
In 2001, entertainment journalist Ken Baker released the memoir “The Late Bloomer: A Memoir of My Body,” which tells the story of his battle with a prolactinoma, a testosterone-sapping tumor that inhibits puberty. Baker experienced late-onset puberty at age 28, undergoing rapid teenage hormonal changes well into his adult years.

Read More: Kevin Pollak on Dedicating ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ to Robin Williams

Now, Kevin Pollak has adapted Baker’s memoir into the indie ensemble comedy “The Late Bloomer” starring Johnny Simmons as Dr. Pete Newmans a 30-year-old sex therapist who discovers that he has a pituitary tumor that has delayed puberty for over half his life. After receiving a simple surgery, Pete must struggle with his body changes while trying to win over the girl he loves. The film co-stars Maria Bello (“A History of Violence”), Brittany Snow (“Pitch Perfect”), Jane Lynch (“Glee”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), and Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley
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Pet Acquired by Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films

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A kidnapper gets more than he bargained for in Pet. Starring Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, and Jennette McCurdy, the psychological horror film has been acquired by Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films, with Us theatrical, VOD, and DVD release dates slated for December.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (October 4, 2016) – Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today that they have acquired the psychological thriller Pet, directed by Carles Torrens and written by Jeremy Slater. The film stars Dominic Monaghan (Lost, The Lord Of The Rings Series), Ksenia Solo (Black Swan, Lost Girl), and Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat). Pet had its World Premiere at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin. Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the film in U.S. theaters and on demand on December 2, 2016, and it will be available on DVD on December 27.

In the vein of Hard Candy and Gone Girl, Pet
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Check Out the Short 'Dakota' That Inspired the Feature 'Transpecos'

"How many times have you done this? And how many times have you been caught?" The short film we're featuring this week is actually connected with a feature film arriving in theaters over the next few months. Titled Transpecos, the film is about three Border Patrol agents working a remote desert checkpoint - see the trailer here. Before making the feature, director Greg Kwedar and producer Clint Bentley made a short film titled Dakota, also about Border Patrol agents who aren't the stereotypical agents we've all heard about on the news. The story is about a discovery in a truck that causes one agent "to question the very nature of his job". It's an impressive little short film and it's cool to see that this was the inspiration directly leading to the feature-length film. This is also a good look at what it takes to make a career as a filmmaker.
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‘Transpecos’ Exclusive Clip: Three Border Agents Embark On A Dangerous Journey Through The Desert

‘Transpecos’ Exclusive Clip: Three Border Agents Embark On A Dangerous Journey Through The Desert
In the tense border drama “Transpecos,” the line between right and wrong blurs as the heat rises in the desert. The film follows three border patrol agents — the rookie Benjamin Davis (Johnny Simmons), the seasoned pro Lance Flores (Gabriel Luna), and the callous veteran Lou Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr.) — who man a check point on a remote highway. One day on a routine stop, Hobbs examines a suspicious vehicle, but when the car tries to take off Hobbs shoots the passenger as they discover a trunk filled with cocaine. Before they can call it in, Davis pulls a gun on the two agents and claims that he must smuggle the drugs to a drop-off point or else his family will die. Drawn into a violent journey, all three must contend with dark secrets, malleable morality, and a potentially terrible fate. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

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‘Transpecos’ Score: Listen To The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner’s Mesmerizing Compositions

‘Transpecos’ Score: Listen To The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner’s Mesmerizing Compositions
This September, Samuel Goldwyn Films will be releasing the 2016 SXSW Audience Award winner “Transpecos.” Along with the film’s release, the score will also be made available via Milan Records.

Composed by The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner, the soundtrack will come out on September 9 and feature 17 new songs, along with band’s track “Afraid of Everyone” from their 2010 album “High Violet.”

Read More: ‘Transpecos’ Trailer: Border Patrol Drug-War Thriller Debuts Footage After SXSW Award Win

Directed by Greg Kwedar, “Transpecos” stars Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna and Clifton Collins Jr. The thriller follows three border patrol agents who man a check point on a remote highway and their journey as the contents of one car change their lives in one night. Co-written by Kwedar and Clint Bentley, the movie premiered at SXSW to rave reviews and promises to be a nail-biting adventure.

Three songs from the soundtrack, “Final Theme,
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‘Transpecos’ Trailer: Border Patrol Drug-War Thriller Debuts Footage After SXSW Award Win

‘Transpecos’ Trailer: Border Patrol Drug-War Thriller Debuts Footage After SXSW Award Win
SXSW’s 2016 Audience Award winner “Transpecos,” from rookie director Greg Kwedar, has a new trailer. Samuel Goldwyn Films, which picked up the distribution rights to the border-patrol thriller back in April, has also announced the release date for the film.

The story follows three border patrol agents, rookie Davis (Johnny Simmons), seasoned Flores (Gabriel Luna) and callous, world-weary Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr), who man a check point on a remote highway. On what feels like another routine stop, the contents of one car suddenly throws their lives out of control. As dark secrets are revealed, each passing hour will bring them closer to a nightmarish conclusion that could cost them their lives, in a world where the line between right and wrong shifts like the desert itself.

Watch: Exclusive Clip from SXSW Premiere ‘Transpecos’ Leaves You in the Desert

The screen play was co-written by Kwedar and Clint Bentley. The
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Watch: Official Trailer for Border Patrol Agents Thriller 'Transpecos'

"They said that they'd kill my entire family... They even sent me a picture of my mom at the post office – you tell me what you would do?" Samuel Goldwyn Films has released an official trailer for an indie film called Transpecos, a tense thriller about Border Patrol agents that first premiered at SXSW. The cast features Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna, Clifton Collins Jr., David Acord and Oscar Avila. Three Border Patrol agents operate a remote checkpoint in the desert, and things get tense once they discover what's inside one car that appears. This took filmmaker Greg Kwedar six years to make, in hopes of telling human stories caught within the balance. This is a solid trailer, I like that it ends on a very tense moment. Here's the official trailer (+ a poster) for Greg Kwedar's Transpecos, in high def from Apple: Depicting corruption as unavoidable as the desert heat,
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‘Transpecos’: SXSW Award Winner Unveils Release Date & Poster

‘Transpecos’: SXSW Award Winner Unveils Release Date & Poster
Exclusive: Samuel Goldwyn Films picked up the border-patrol thriller Transpecos in late April, about a month after it won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at SXSW. Now rookie helmer Greg Kwedar’s pic starring Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna and Clifton Collins Jr has a release date: September 9 in theaters day-and-date with its digital bow. Transpecos follows three border patrol agents — rookie Davis (Simmons), the seasoned Flores (Luna) and callous…
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Samuel Goldwyn Films Cuffs SXSW Border-Patrol Thriller ‘Transpecos’

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Transpecos, the thriller starring Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna and Clifton Collins Jr that won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at SXSW last month. The distrib plans a theatrical release in the fall. Directed by first-timer Greg Kwedar, the film follows three border patrol agents — rookie Davis (Simmons), seasoned Flores (Luna) and callous, world-weary Hobbs (Collins) — who man a checkpoint on a remote highway…
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'Transpecos', 'Tower' among SXSW audience award winners

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'Transpecos', 'Tower' among SXSW audience award winners
Greg Kwedar’s Transpecos won the Narrative feature competition audience award and Keith Maitland’s Tower the documentary prize on Saturday night.

In the Headliners programme, Jean-Marc Vallée won for Demolition and Matthew Newton claimed the Narrative Spotlight award for From Nowhere.

The Documentary Spotlight audience award went to Mr. Gaga by Tomer Heymann, while the Visions and Midnighters categories were won by Caito Ortiz for Jules And Dolores and Shinsuke Sato for I Am a Hero, respectively.

The Episodic audience winner was Vice Principals by Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, and the 24 Beats Per Second prize went to Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend Of The Broken Spokeby Brenda Greene Mitchell and Sam Wainwright Douglas.

Ghostland by Simon Stadler prevailed in the Sxglobal category and the festival Favorites award went to Gleason by Clay Tweel.

SXSW ran from March 11-20 and screened 143 features. For the full list of juried winners click here.
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SXSW Audience Award Winners: ‘Demolition’, ‘Transpecos’, ‘Vice Principals & More

SXSW Audience Award Winners: ‘Demolition’, ‘Transpecos’, ‘Vice Principals & More
The South By Southwest Film Festival announced the audience award winners for 2016 today. Leading the pack in the Narrative Feature category is Transpecos, director Greg Kwedar’s debut feature starring Gabriel Luna, Johnny Simmons and Clifton Collins Jr. as border patrol agents embroiled in the region’s drug trade. Taking the prize in the Documentary Feature category is Keith Maitland’s Tower, which examines the infamous 1966 sniper shootings at the University of Texas…
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‘Transpecos,’ ‘Tower,’ ‘Demolition’ Win SXSW Audience Awards

‘Transpecos,’ ‘Tower,’ ‘Demolition’ Win SXSW Audience Awards
The U.S./Mexican border drama “Transpecos,” from director Greg Kwedar, has won the audience award as the best narrative feature at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival, SXSW organizers announced on Saturday. The film deals with three border patrol agents who decide that a car trying to cross the border is suspicious. It is Austin-based Kwedar’s directorial debut. Other SXSW audience awards went to Jean-Marc Vallee‘s “Demolition,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a man who careens out of control after the death of his wife; and Matthew Newton’s “From Nowhere,” which deals with immigration. Also Read: 'The Arbalest,
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SXSW 2016 unveils narrative, doc entries

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SXSW 2016 unveils narrative, doc entries
Top brass at the festival announced on Tuesday several sections of the features line-up for the 23rd edition, set to run from March 11-19, 2016 in Austin, Texas.

SXSW will screen 139 features of which 89 are world premieres, 13 are North American Premieres and 8 are Us premieres selected from 2,456 feature submissions (1,467 Us and 990 international). Fifty-two films hail from debutants.

Narrative Feature Competition selections are: The Arbalest by Adam Pinney; Before The Sun Explodes by Debra Eisenstadt; Claire In Motion by Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell; collective:unconscious by collective:unconscious (Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, Lauren Wolkstein); Donald Cried by Kris Avedisian; Hunter Gatherer by Josh Locy; Miss Stevens by Julia Hart; The Other Half by Joey Klein; A Stray by Musa Syeed; and Transpecos by Greg Kwedar.

Documentary Feature Competition entries are: Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America by Matt Ornstein; Alive And Kicking by Susan Glatzer; Best And Most Beautiful Things directed by Garrett Zevgetis; Goodnight
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