After the announcement last week of Ryan Gosling confirming his role in David Leitch’s new project, it has now been announced that Emily Blunt will co-star in ‘The Full Guy’, inspired by the 80’s series of the same name.
Universal Studios are happy to say that the pandemic figures are drifting way behind them as they become the first studio to pass $3 billion at the global box office thanks to titles such as ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ and ‘Minions’.
Native American actress Sacheen Littlefeather was booed off stage at the Oscars nearly 50 years ago during her short speech in 1973, regarding the treatment of American Indians by the film industry. The Oscars organisation have now officially apologised.
Martin McDonahg’s new film ‘The Banshees Of Inisherin’ sees Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson playing life long friends and you can glance at the pair as the trailer has just landed for the film. Keep on reading to watch the trailer.
Disney+ is the first competitor in the era of the streaming service wars to have more paid subscribers than Netflix. Disney+ figures are soaring and the number of people subscribing to Disney+ topped 152 million, up some 31% from the same period a year earlier, the entertainment giant said in an earnings report.
Paramount's Top Gun: Maverick surpasses Titanic, which was the studios biggest film in its 110 year history, and becomes the seventh-biggest film ever at the U.S.A. box office last weekend after grossing $662 million in ticket sales.
The 66th BFI London Film Festival has confirmed ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’, starring Daniel Craig and Edward Norton, will close the prestigious UK film festival, which will serve as the films European Premiere on Sunday 16th of October at the Southbank Centre in the Royal Festival hall, ahead of it’s UK release.
It has been reported by Olivia Newton-Johns’ family that she died peacefully yesterday morning, surrounded by family and friends. Tributes have been paid from around the world being led by her Grease co-star John Travolta.
Christopher Nolan’s new movie ‘Oppenheimer’ has released the first teaser trailer and it’s literally on fire. The footage sees literal blasts of fire interwoven with black and white clips of Cillian Murphy's J. Robert Oppenheimer. Carry on reading to watch the teaser loop and see the impressive cast list for the film.
The streaming giant Disney+ added it’s first R-rated films in the US on Friday. They added to their slate ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘Logan.’ All these films do star Marvel superheroes but due to their ratings they are not child friendly.
Bernard Cribbins has died aged 93, just months after his late wife of 66 years. The beloved actor starred in The Railway Children, Doctor Who and narrated The Wombles in his incredible career that spanned over 70 years
The stage and screen veteran and Manchester born actor David Warner sadly passes away at age 80. The BBC reported that Warner died from “a cancer-related illness” and that his family confirmed the news “with an overwhelmingly heavy heart”.
Bridget Jones fans will be delighted to hear that Renee Zellweger is returning to her iconic character for the fourth film in the franchise as she tackles motherhood, instead of dating woes, six years after she gave birth to a baby boy.
The teaser trailer for the highly anticipated movie John Wick 4, which sees Keanu Reeves reprise his role, has finally landed and it looks amazing. The first trailer for the movie was a surprise reveal during San Diego Comic-Con at the weekend with Keanu Reeves making an appearance. The teaser features all the highlights fans would expect.
Jamie Lee Curtis has once jumped again into the shoes of her character Laurie Strode and will face off for the last time in the thirteenth instalment of the Halloween franchise against the masked killer Michael Myers.
'Gonzo Girl' , which will be Patricia Arquette’s debut feature, has just added Willem Dafoe and Camila Marrone to star in the movie. The movie is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, written by Cheryl Della Pietra.
Netflix have dropped the trailer for their latest Korean action movie offering. From the trailer alone, 'Carter' promises intense action and fans of this genre should not be disappointed. Check out the trailer.
Shinfield Studios Limited have secured a huge deal to the sum of £261 million for a new Hollywood style movie studio and has said it will create a staggering 3,000 jobs. The new 199 year lease will be on Thames Valley Science Park.
’Orphan: First Kill’ trailer for the horror prequel has been released. Thirteen years after ‘Orphan’ first came to the screen scaring us with the tale of a seriously problematic 9 year old, the psychological thriller is back.
London and the South East has the largest stock of film and tv studios, with Wales being next, according to research by Knight Frank and there are more developments expected across Wales in the next few years to accommodate the extra demand.
Today’s offerings of streaming services go way beyond the original and traditional giants such as Netflix and Hulu which have for a long time been the companies that dominated the space. Although with many new streaming services seeing more rapid growth the competition is hotting up, especially for U.S. subscribers.
The latest offering in the animated franchise ‘Despicable Me’ smashed the box office records last weekend on its first outing. The minions went bananas for family audiences bringing laughter to all cinemas.
Today it was announced in the press that Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’ the musical, Tim Michins’s adaptation of the classic novel, will open the UK’s biggest cinematic gathering of the year, the 2022 BFI London Film Festival.
Over the weekend, in Kingston Upon Thames, we saw films from all over the globe screened at KIFF, the new festival supported by BAFTA award-winning director Mike Newell and Dame Vanessa Redgrave. Lyndon Baldock of Templeheart Films handed out the award for Best Student Short Film
Sir Ian McKellen has joined the cast of 'The Critic'. The 83-year-old actor will play feared but respected theatre critic Jimmy Erskine in the thriller, which will also star Gemma Arterton and Mark Strong.
It’s been an extremely tough time for movie theatres, but they are now back to box office figures that are breaking the charts and there's much more to come. At long last there is a sure sign that audiences of all ages are returning to the silver screen.
The Martha Mitchell Effect - is another dark story in America’s history. She was once as famous as Jackie O. until she tried to take down America’s President. The documentary takes a look at the unlikeliest of whistleblowers through the voice of the woman herself.
‘The Quiet Girl’, an Irish-language film known as ‘An Caili Ciuin' in Gaelic, has broken box office records in both Ireland and the UK and become a standard-bearer for a language hardly ever seen on the big screen.
Zack Snyder is in production for his new film ‘Rebel Moon,’ for Netflix. Whilst they have been working on this a while now, there are still additions being made to the cast list. It was announced last week by the streaming service that Anthony Hopkins will be lending his talented voice to a character within the sci-fi action movie.
The U.K. Film and TV Charity has now launched the 2022 iteration of its landmark mental health Looking Glass Survey, alongside a new fundraising campaign to help towards the plight of mental health problems within the industry.
Lionsgate have just released an early teaser for ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes’. Although filming has only just started on the production there is no actual footage, although what it does reveal is the movie's logo and its stunning.
Thanks to a partnership with a UK digital identity startup, UK cinemas are set to embrace the digital world where all audience members aged 13 and above will be able to use a smartphone app instead of physically bringing a passport or driving licence with them, to prove their age.
The former Debenhams store, which has been empty since May 2021 when the chain closed all their physical shops, at Three Spires Shopping Centre in Lichfield, Staffordshire, has had plans put forward for consideration of turning the site into a new cinema in the shopping centre.
Ray Liotta, the actor perhaps best known for his roles in ‘Field of Dreams’ and the Martin Scorsese mob classic ‘Goodfellas,’ has died at the age of 67. Ray Liotta was working on a project in the Dominican Republic when he passed in his sleep.
Amazon’s AVoD platform Freevee which was formerly IMDb TV has now commissioned several scripted and factual series, including a second season of ‘Bosch: Legacy’, and gained a short-term licensing deal with Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. With this news they will be offering further films and an incredible original slate.
The box office is in bright lights once again as box office receipts keep continuing to increase as audience members flock to watch the latest offerings. With ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’, ‘Sonic 2’ and ‘The Lost City’ raking in the top figures.
The Film Foundation, which was founded by Martin Scorsese, is dedicated to film preservation and has just announced they are launching a virtual theatre where audition members can stream classic films for free.
Not only is Sir Anthony Hopkins the oldest Oscar Winner, he is also set to become the UK’s oldest actor in a lead role of a major movie, where he will play Sir Nicholas Winton in the upcoming title ‘One Life’. Anthony Hopkins hopes it will highlight the Ukraine’s refugee crisis.
Writer, Director, Actor and Producer, Anthony Hayes, has launched an innovative new streaming platform exclusively for short films entitled the Retrogression Film Crib to help give emerging filmmakers a platform.
The new media facility being built near Reading at the Thames Valley Science Park has now entered the next construction phase, which will see another five sound stages at the state-of-the-art Film and TV complex.
The quirky and sweet natured British comedy ‘Brian and Charles’, by first time feature director Jim Archer, which premiered in this year's World Dramatic Competition at Sundance, has a release date set for June 17.
The Oscar-winning director has sadly passed away at the age of 79 from heart failure on the 30th of March 2022. John Zaritsky won an Academy Award in 1983 for his documentary 'Just Another Missing Kid' about an Ottawa teenager who went missing in Nebraska. After this, he went on to direct a string of other hard-hitting documentaries.
It’s recently been announced Sharon Stone will be playing villain Victoria Kord in the upcoming superhero movie called ‘Blue Beetle’ based on the DC’s comics of the same name. The movie is due to commence filming soon.
Ryan Reynolds new movie ‘The Adam Project’ has sailed straight into Netflix’s list of the top 10 most popular English-language films produced by Netflix, which is currently sitting at number 7 and still has the opportunity to move up the ranks. It joins two other movies he stars in, making Ryan Reynolds the first actor to have three films in the top 10 on the Netflix roster.
The romantic comedy ‘The Lost City’ starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum opened in North America over the weekend with a great start, collecting $31 million in box office receipts. This score shows Rom-Coms are back in favour with this strong opening for the genre and fantastic news for the industry as a whole.
The Netflix original upcoming Marilyn Monroe biopic titled ‘Blonde’ directed by Andrew Dominik is set to be rated NC-17 due to some explicit sex scenes. The film which stars Cuban actress Ana de Armas as the world-renowned late actress and singer will become Netflix’s first film to be slapped with an NC-17 rating.
The writer, producer and actor Aziz Ansari gains his feature director debut with ‘Being Mortal’ at Searchlight. He will act in the picture, starring alongside Bill Murray and now it’s been reported Seth Rogen joins the cast.
Just as news comes in of Warner Bros. celebrating their 100th birthday in April next year, it has also been announced that the famous movie studio has submitted their plans and application to Watford Borough Council and Three Rivers District Council for a major expansion of their Leavesden studios, which includes their desire to build 11 new sound stages that would see the studios expand onto current green space.
Next April Warner Bros. turns a century old, which is no mean feat for any company and the famous studio has started their celebrations already with the revealing of a special commemorative logo “100 Years of Storytelling”.
Our upcoming psychological Sci-Fi drama ‘Blank’, which is represented by London based sales agent Film Seekers, has just had the trailer and new artwork drop. The film starring Rachel Shelley, Heida Reed and Wayne Brady also had a great reception at this year's Manchester International Film Festival (MANIFF).
‘The Batman’ starring Robert Pattinson has continued to take the box office by storm as it holds fast at the number one spot at the box office for three weekends in a row, with a huge $36.8 million bringing the overall takings past the $300 million mark in North America.
Last week, Disney + released the very first image of their live-action remake of ‘Pinoccho’, which stars Tom Hanks as Geppetto who carved himself a son. This new imagining of the story is inspired by the 1940’s film of the same name.
'The Batman’, which stars Robert Pattinson, is taking shape to be one of the most successful films post-pandemic and it’s now been heralded as the beginning of the post-pandemic blockbuster boom with UK box office sales forecast to double this year to £1.1 billion.
The in-person Independent Spirit Awards ceremony took place on the beach in Santa Monica on the 6th of March 2022 and was hosted by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. The outdoor ceremony honours great work done in the independent film world in 2021. Continue reading to find out the winners list.
Our fantastic new documentary ‘Never Forget Tibet’, narrated by ‘Downton Abbey’ star Hugh Bonneville and which tells the story of the Dalai Lama’s journey and escape into exile in 1959, will have a special cinema release on the 31st of March 2022 in 800 cinema screens across the United States by Fathom Events.
It’s been reported today by The Guardian that Amazon Prime Video has signed a deal for well over 10 years with Pinewood Group’s Shepperton Studios, which gives them exclusive use of new production facilities at the Surrey studios for their productions.
The UK film and TV industry has recovered tremendously from the pandemic with a record £5.6 billion spent making blockbusters such as Mission: Impossible 7 and big-budget dramas including Bridgerton in the UK last year.
Benoit Blanc played by Daniel Craig is back with a back with a new case to crack in the upcoming follow-up to Rian Johnsons’s 2019 whodunit movie, ‘Knives Out’. The first film in the franchise, went on to gain an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay as well as three Golden Globe nominations.
Our psychological Sci-Fi drama ‘Blank’ heads out for sales at this year's virtual EFM on February 10th to the 17th. Ahead of this, international sales agent Film Seekers releases first look images and a clip from the film via Screen Daily.
Director Justin Kurzel, best known for his movie ‘Macbeth’, has just cast the Oscar nominated star Benedict Cumberbatch to play the lead in his upcoming Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Morning’, alongside Laura Dern as his wife and Noah Jupe as the couple's son.
Sundance has just handed out its annual audience and jury prizes and there was no shortage of interesting new horrors. One film generated a word-of-mouth buzz following its premiere at the festival. An unsettling new horror ‘Speak No Evil’ from director Christian Tafdrup is as disturbing as they come and the trailer looks good too.
It’s a renowned fact that the Film and TV industry use many materials that are not all together environmentally friendly, with set builds and props and many simply discarded after use, never to be recycled. In recent years, the industry has been encouraged to reduce its environmental impact. So, could cardboard be the game changer here?
It’s a busy time for the renowned director, as his latest film ‘Nightmare Alley’ was released in UK cinemas on Friday and now the first proper look at Guillermo del Toro’s long awaited first animated feature, the update of the classic Pinocchio tale, has landed and it looks remarkable.
The battle of the streaming wars continues as Disney+ has moved to the next stage of its rapid international rollout and will launch in 42 more countries and 11 territories this coming summer, the streamer announced on Wednesday.
Our psychological sci-fi drama ‘Blank’ has been accepted into the BIFA accredited Manchester International Film Festival where it will receive its UK Premiere on the 15th of March 2022 at the Great Northern Odeon Cinema.
Spider-Man is back on top again after getting knocked off from the top spot at the domestic box office last week by the latest offering in the ‘Scream’ franchise, in its sixth weekend in cinemas. Not only this, ‘Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home’ becomes the 6th highest grossing film of all time.
'Batgirl' is the latest blockbuster movie to film in Scotland as they transfer Glasgow into a winter’s day in Gotham city over the weekend. The HBO Max movie actually started filming in late November but so far had seen scenes primarily shot indoors as a set was built within the old North Glasgow College in Springburn, but have now taken over the streets across the city centre.
In an interview with ‘Variety’ Berlin Film Festival chief explains they are going ahead with the 72nd Berlinale in what they call “a new concept” for an in-person event whilst other renowned festivals such as Sundance go exclusively online.
The latest Marvel blockbuster has been breaking records left and right. The recent global box office success of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ sees the film becoming the eighth highest-grossing film in box office history as well as becoming the third most successful film franchise ever, overtaking the Harry Potter universe.
The Pinewood Group have announced that Shepperton Studios has launched a £500,000 community fund which will support local individuals, non-profit, as well as voluntary organisations including charities, social enterprises and community groups. Shepperton Studios will be working together with the Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS).
The 79th Golden Globe Award winners were announced at a ceremony which took place on Sunday in LA behind closed doors without a red carpet or official press access. ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Power of the Dog’ win big. British winners include Kate Winslet and Andrew Garfield.
James Cameron has announced he is planning to make six-hour movies for streaming platforms, explaining he is excited by the chaos caused by the rise of streaming services such as Netflix and Disney in Hollywood.
Lionsgate has released the new trailer for its upcoming sci-fi disaster movie ‘Moonfall’ directed by the master of disaster movies Roland Emmerich. The trailer gives the audience a great insight as to what to expect when it’s released into movie theatres.
Peter Bogdanovich, the American film director, known for his films The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon has died aged 82. His agent and family confirmed on Thursday in a statement to the press that he died “from complications of Parkinson’s disease”. Stars, which include Barbra Streisand, Cher and Laura Dern, have led tributes to the late director.
Buckinghamshire Council’s Strategic Sites Planning Committee has granted planning permission for Pinewood Studios to expand the world-renowned screen hub and build a major film inspired visitor attraction.
Glasgow’s iconic Kelvin Hall is set to be transformed into a new film studio which will see it becoming the largest one in the region. It is said to be an £11.9 million project which will be a huge boost for the creative sector in Scotland.
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ debuts at No. 1 in North America, bringing in better than predicted sales, collecting $44 million from 4,315 venues. This figure is an encouraging sign that family audiences are returning to the cinema after the roll out of Covid-19 vaccines for children over 12.
After starring in the first four films, Mel Gibson has confirmed during an interview in London that he will direct the fifth 'Lethal Weapon' movie, as well as acting in the new instalment for the franchise.
Thanks to an “excellent slate of movies” Cineworld, the world’s second largest cinema chain, has reported it has now hit pre-pandemic levels of revenue in the UK and Ireland. The company hopes the host of movies yet to be released this year will strengthen momentum.
The announcement from Pinewood Group is an exciting one where their decision to expand the iconic Shepperton Studios, in Surrey, will add almost 1 million square feet of new production accommodation and comprise 17 sound stages making Shepperton one of the biggest film and TV studios in the world. They announced this exciting news alongside a new long-term contract with Netflix.
Steadily, as we continue to return to more normal times, more and more audience members are returning to the cinema to see the latest offerings, creating a surge in ticket sales, with ’No Time To Die’ crossing $700 million global and ‘Eternals’ accumulating $281 million worldwide as the film enters its third week.
October 2021 generated the best ticket sales at the domestic box office, gaining $637.9 million in ticket receipts, thanks to films such as ‘No Time T0 Die,’ ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage,’ ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Dune.’ With Cinemark announcing October was the company’s highest-grossing box office performance month in the Covid-19 era.
We are extremely happy to announce our Sci-Fi feature film ‘Blank’ has signed with the London based international sales agency Film Seekers, where they will launch the film for worldwide sales at this year's American Film Market (AFM).
The new James Bond Film ’No Time to Die’ is set to break the pandemic box office records, grossing to date just under $120 million as well as breaking it’s own record in the history of the Bond franchise by gaining the highest single day at the box office on Saturday.
We are super excited to report that Sony Pictures have released the trailer for ‘A Mouthful of Air’ and announced an exclusive theatrical release date for the film. We are proud to be part of this wonderful movie and the trailer looks brilliant. The film is led by Amanda Seyfried and also stars Fiin Wittrock, Paul Giamatti, Amy Irving, Jennifer Carpenter and Michael Gaston.
The trailer for the original Sci-Fi post-apocalyptic film ‘Finch’, starring Tom Hank, has been released by Apple TV+. The film by ‘Game of Thrones’ director Miguel Sapochnik is about one of the last men standing and his dog.
Currently there is a shortage of film and TV crew here in the UK due to high content demand. UK producers and companies are investing billions towards training as well as bringing in more diversity in all positions.
Netflix is signed up for a long-term lease at its second UK facility, as the streaming giant significantly increases its physical production footprint here in the UK, with a deal to work in and expand the Longcross Studios complex, just outside of London.
Perhaps the largest film company in the world, Walt Disney Co, has released in a statement that all of their 2021 film releases will screen exclusively in cinemas prior to becoming available on streaming platforms.
Two years after the Templeheart supported short film 'Being Keegan' was gaining accolades at many film festivals around the world, we are super pleased to announce the second short film we have supported, ‘Lead Belly’, has won the "Most Influential Short Film award at this year's Horsetooth International Film Festival in America. The film has also been accepted to a further three festivals.
‘Don’t Look Up’ directed by Adam Mckay (‘Step Brothers', ‘Vice’) delivers a super teaser trailer. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as supporting performances by Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill and Timothee Chalamet. What an enticing lineup.
The James Bond star Daniel Craig is to become the world's highest paid film star and is set to earn more than $100 million (£73 million) this year and is due to appear in two sequels to ‘Knives Out’ for the giant streaming service Netflix.
The Disney and 20th Century film declined in ticket sales only by 34% in its second weekend, adding a further $18.8 million between Friday and Sunday. To date, ‘Free Guy’ has generated $58.8 million in North America and $111.9 million worldwide. Remember, it's not based on a comic book hero or a sequel or prequel or part of any existing film franchise or universe. This is a good old fashioned, fresh, standalone movie and it's got people going to the cinema to watch it.
David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’, the acclaimed concert from director Spike Lee’s film, is heading to the US cinemas for one night only showing on the 15th of September 2021. Iconic Events Releasing, Participant, River Road Entertainment, Warner Music Entertainment and HBO Entertainment announced this week in the press.
It looks like Apple TV + has made history with its new original film ‘Coda’ for the theatrical release. In all UK and US cinemas, the movie will be shown with accessible-to-all ‘open’ subtitles which have been burned into the video with no need for special equipment to see them.
Marina Willer has revamped the sight and sound logo and look for the film magazine’s new look combining a 1970’s feel taking into consideration the heritage of Sight and Sound with a new digital outlook.
After only a couple of weeks into applying to festivals for our feature film ‘Blank’, starring Rachel Shelley, Heida Reed and Wayne Brady, we have earned a semi final place in an Academy Awards qualifying festival and a full acceptance into a festival in the U.S.A.
A Hollywood film and TV studios facility is set to arrive in Hertfordshire, creating over 4,500 permanent jobs. The development is reported to be worth £700 million and is backed by a Hollywood consortium which previously made ‘Zoolander’ and ‘La La Land’. The studio facility is due to be built just north of London with £120 million worth of land already purchased.
Some of the biggest stars of cinema have united to try and save Radio 4’s film show, with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan and Rosamund Pike signing a letter, which was published by the Observer, calling on the corporation to keep the film programme.
‘Lead Belly’, a film about mental health and homelessness, is the second short film we supported and it’s now up and running on the festival circuit and off to a great start, with two laurels recently added and both of which are in the U.S.A.
‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ starring the basketball favourite LeBron James, directed by Malcolm D. Lee hit the top of the box office last weekend, coming in ahead of expectations in North America with Marvel’s and Disney’s ‘Black Widow’ falling to second place.
Rumours of a possible sale have started to circulate within the industry, as A24 recently explored a possible sale, with the indie film studio looking at an asking price of between $2.5 billion to $3 billion and Apple expressing an interest.
The UK needs to build the equivalent of four new film studios to keep up with the huge demand for new content from companies like Netflix, other streaming giants and film productions according to a report.
Many congratulations to Heida Reed on her new role in the upcoming spin off series ‘FBI: International’. She is set to star alongside Luke Kleintank (The Man in the High Castle) and Vanessa Vidotto (Lucifer). This will be the third series in Dick Wolf’s hit FBI drama franchise on CBS.
The first trailer for the raw and darkly comic crime movie ‘The Toll’, directed by Ryan Andrew Hooper and written by Matt Redd, has landed and it looks fantastic. The movie stars the Irish Actor and comedian Michael Smiley as a mysterious ex-criminal working a toll booth in the Welsh countryside as he tries to move beyond his former life.
Noomi Rapace (‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’) latest film, the Icelandic biblical horror ‘Lamb’, will premiere on the 14th of July at Cannes film festival. Continue reading to watch the newly released trailer.
In the biggest deal yet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, STX Entertainment has acquired the worldwide rights to Gerard Butler’s upcoming film for a whopping $75 million. The film is the sequel to the 2020 distorter film titled ‘Greenland’, also starring Gerard Butler.
The physical event for the renowned film festival opened yesterday with the premiere of Annette, with the industry giving huge sighs of relief as the festival signals industry reopening for business again.
The renowned Hollywood director Richard Donner, whose films include 'The Omen', ‘Superman’ and ‘The Goonies’, has died and many people have taken to social media to pay their respects, including Mel Gibson who starred in the ‘Lethal Weapon’ movies directed by Richard.
Quentin Tarantino is currently working on a stage adaptation of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ prior to making his last movie and retiring as a film director. Quentin has also just announced he has bought another theatre in Los Angeles.
Amanda Seyfried has been cast as Elizabeth Holmes in the upcoming series ‘Dropout’ and the first photos from the set have been shared online. Amanda Seyfried was recently nominated at the Oscars for her role in ‘Mank’ and she also stars in our forthcoming feature film ‘A Mouthful of Air’.
The American actress, best known for her role as Laurie Strode in the ‘Halloween' franchise, is set to be awarded at this year's Venice Film Festival with a Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement at the Sala Grande on the 8th of September before the world premiere screening of her new film ‘Halloween Kills’.
The trailer for the sequel to ‘Don’t Breathe’ has landed with Stephen Lang back in his role of Norman Nordstrom. It was confirmed in the original horror thriller movie that you shouldn’t cross Stephen Lang’s character even though he is blind. The sequel to the 2016 horror thriller is nearly here and shows a new angle on the lead character. Read on further to watch the utterly chilling trailer.
Fourteen years after the series finale, the first trailer for the prequel feature film to the Sopranos has been released starring James Gandolfini’s son Michael as the young mobster. The trailer looks utterly fantastic.
Global spend on producing and licensing new content increased by 16.4% in 2020 to $220.2 billion and it’s expected to increase further in 2021 to an estimated $250 billion, according to research done by Purely Streamonomics.
‘Fast And Furious 9’ has broken more pandemic-era records for its opening release in the UK and Ireland as it tops the box office with £4.8 million sales and also took an estimated $70 million at the North American box office this weekend.
With restrictions being lifted in Los Angeles and New York for their theatre capacity for the first weekend, rays of hope shine on the limited release space with the films being screened blasting box office expectations and marking the real return of audiences to the silver screen. The fantastic Sparks brothers documentary was one such winner.
The American premium television network Showtime has given a series order to the series adaptation of ‘American Gigolo,’ with ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ actor Jon Bernthal attached to star and produce. The project hails from David Hollander (Ray Donovan) the American TV writer, director, producer and Paramount TV Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The series will also star Wayne Brady who just happens to be in our upcoming Sci-Fi movie ‘Blank.’
A response to both the global content boom and Australia’s success through the pandemic, the $438 million state of the art film making facility will be based in Coffs Harbour and is backed by Russell Crowe.
Our documentary ‘Never Forget Tibet’ based on the escape of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama from Tibet, has been picked up by Parkland Pictures where it has been announced today by the company that they have launched for worldwide sales.
During Geeked Week event, Netflix made a big announcement and revealed the award winning Game Show Host, Actor and Singer Wayne Brady will be joining the animated video game series as villain King Dice. This is fantastic news for Wayne as his career continues to rocket, he was also recently nominated once again for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host and the winners will be announced on the 25th of June 2021.
It’s been tough on cinemas and audiences alike, but the silver screen is back on track. The Paramount Pictures film, a nearly silent thriller ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ has gone up and beyond a notable box office milestone and is the first of the pandemic era to surpass $100 million in U.S. ticket sales.
Filming began this week on the new feature fantasy series ‘Dungeons & Dragons’, following their preparations which started on the 26th May. Reporters visited with their cameras and managed to capture some fantastic pictures.
Making his feature directing debut is writer and producer Bryan Fuller. Bryan has a solid CV in Sci-Fi being the creator of shows such as “Hannibal’ and ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ and now he is attached to write and direct the adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel ‘Christine’. Sony Pictures are on board and Jason Blum is producing with his horror powerhouse Blumhouse.
Universal’s high adrenaline franchise ‘Fast and Furious’ still has its fans as the new instalment ‘F9’ races to a major international milestone gaining a staggering $250 Million in box office sales, with the bulk of the sales coming from China alone with a huge $203 million.
UK cinemas came out all singing and dancing over the bank holiday weekend. Even with the glorious British sunshine audience members flocked back to the silver screen, a very much-loved familiar outing prior to the pandemic induced closures. The reported box office figures prove that cinema is still very much alive and kicking.
A true story comedy-drama feature film starring the Academy Award winners Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. ‘The Duke’ has just announced a September 3rd release date even though it first premiered at last year's Venice Film Festival. Pathe UK has also released the first official trailer for the kooky British crime comedy drama.
The very popular franchise of ‘Fast & Furious’ has released its ninth instalment. It’s already off to a fantastic start at the box office even though it does not open in theatres in the US until the 25th of June 2021 it has already gained the title of the biggest opening Hollywood film during the pandemic thus far.
A new documentary feature titled ‘Ride the Wave’, of nearly four years in the making, will follow the young surfing sensation Ben Larg from when he was crowned a Scottish champion at the age of 12 right up to him taking on a mammoth 30 ft high wave in Ireland.
The animated movie ‘Demon Slayer -- Kimetsu No Yaiba -- The Movie: Mugen Train’ based on the popular ‘Demon Slayer’ manga series has made history and became the first ever movie in Japan to surpass 40 billion yen ($367 million) at the box office, it was confirmed on Monday by the distributors.
UK cinemas have reopened indoors for the first time in six months, and Monday 17th May saw a surge of audience members returning to the silver screen. The box office reports revealed that ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ was at the top of the chart, according to the figures released via ComScore.
Back in March last year, prior to the first lockdown, the highly ambitious British Film ‘Boiling Point’ was filmed over just two days and all in one take, in order to complete before lockdown commenced. The film has just hit the news and has now been picked up for worldwide distribution with Vertigo Releasing taking the movie for the UK and Ireland.
The UK Sci-Fi Movie ‘Settlers’, written and directed by Wyatt Rockfeller and starring the Algerian actress Sofie Boutella, has gained distribution via their sales agent ‘Film Constellation’ in key territories.
The Disney+ series has already started filming in England, with lead actor Diego Luna and stormtroopers spotted filming on a beach in Cleveleys, Lancashire. Now the film crew are preparing the Dorset Winspit Quarry on the Purbeck coast for the next phase of the shoot on the epic space franchise.
It’s been over 50 years since the original classic children’s film ‘The Railway Children’ and it has now been announced there will be a sequel with Jenny Agutter reprising her role of Roberta Waterbury, with Sheridan Smith and Sir Tom Courtenay starring alongside her. Filming on the sequel started yesterday in Yorkshire.
Moviegoers across the U.K. will be able to claim 200,000 free tickets to watch any film screening at 500 sites on the weekend of June 19 and 20, as part of the National Lottery Cinema Weekend. The weekend celebration in June has been designed to acknowledge the contributions the National Lottery makes towards funding the arts in the U.K.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired global rights to ‘A Mouthful of Air’ by Maven Screen Media, with Templeheart Films and Lyndon Baldock Executive Producing, based on Amy Koppelman’s novel of the same name who also wrote and directed. The movie stars ‘Mank’ Oscar nominee Amanda Seyfried.
Netflix’s new movie ‘The School for Good and Evil’ starring Charlize Theron has begun shooting in Belfast. St Peter's Church on the Antrim Road is being used as a location for the big budget production, which stars Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, Laurence Fishburne and Kerry Washington.
Cara Theobold is currently shooting for her role in Amanda Sthers new upcoming movie ‘Promises’, adapted from her international bestseller novel of the same name, which was published by Grasset in 2015.
Stephen Graham has been cast alongside Andrea Riseborough to play Matilda's parents Mr and Mrs Wormwood in the new musical reboot of 'Matilda', where they will be showing fans their nasty sides after gaining the roles.
After BAFTA being pushed back by months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 BAFTA film awards was held on Saturday 10th April and Sunday 11th April 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall with nominees attending virtually.
A U.K. wide survey commissioned by the ‘Film Distributors Association’ has reported that the public are eager to return to the cinemas, with a staggering 59% confirming that cinema is their most missed entertainment activity.
The prolific Blumhouse Productions has signed a deal with the premium cable outlet Epix to produce a slate of original content in the form of horror and thriller TV movies. This is a first of a kind deal for the cable outlet.
The new Netflix movie and epic Arctic survival film will see Peaky Blinders star Joe Cole and Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau fight polar bears in the Arctic. Also getting in on the action will be Heida Reed (Poldark), who stars in our upcoming Sci-Fi Drama/Thriller ‘Blank' and Charles Dance.
We are delighted to announce our wonderful new feature documentary film ‘Never Forget Tibet’, based on the Dalai Lama’s remarkable journey and escape into exile in 1959, is selected on the shortlist for ‘Best Title Design’ at the SXSW Film Awards 2021.
BAFTA have announced the final shortlist of nominations which include British stars Riz Ahmed, Wumi Mosaku and Daniel Kaluuya. As usual, if you glanced through the categories for awards you would be forgiven for thinking that only nine or ten movies were made last year. 'Rocks' and 'Nomadland' have seven nominations each. 'The Father', 'Mank', 'Minari' and 'Promising Young Woman' all have six nominations each.
Nearly 18 months after filming ‘The Smiths’ inspired movie ‘Shoplifters of the World’, the trailer has been released. The comedy is based around the true story of a Smiths fan who went to hold a Denver radio station and DJ hostage in the 80’s, after hearing his beloved band had split up.
With the pandemic and Brexit, the challenges presented to the UK film and high-end TV sector have been extremely tough. However, the industry has managed to navigate its way through, adapt its ways and has come out the other end stronger and is thriving because of it.
Last week the US streaming service Paramount+ announced a slate of fascinating new and returning original content for its launch next month. They have also revealed their plans to more than quadruple it’s spending content over the next three years.
Boris Johnson set out on Monday evening the four-step lockdown exit plan, whereas he announced that cinemas could tentatively open in step three on the 17th May. Outdoor cinemas including drive-ins are allowed to reopen from 12th April, with no curfews set in place.
China’s Lunar New Year box office smashes $1.2 billion in ticket sales, which makes a tenth of the global 2020 box office in a mere six days. This has left many big players in the movie business optimistic for the life of cinema after COVID -19, that it’s still very much alive and buzzing.
Will Eubank and Christopher Landon have teamed up for the ‘Paranormal Activity’ reboot, with Eubank directing and Landon penning the script. Jason Blum’s company Blumhouse is on to help bring the terror back to the screen.
After successfully completing its festival run, our critically acclaimed short film 'Being Keegan' receives its online premiere via Film Shortage and it’s free to stream. Not only are we receiving the premiere, the film was also "pick of the day".
Amanda Seyfried is racking up the nominations and awards this year for her role in Netflix’s feature film ‘Mank’, starring Gary Oldman. Her most recent nomination is for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ at the Golden Globes and she’s also made it onto the longlist for the same award at ‘BAFTA’.
The UK Pay-TV broadcaster Sky is set to launch 30 new Sky Original Films this year with a view to increase this to one a week in 2022 to compete with Netflix and other streaming services to become the ‘best home cinema service in the world’.
Since the 1940’s the green screen has been a major aspect for film and TV sets. It worked well, allowing filmmakers to make futuristic settings and wonderful landscapes from a blank canvas in post-production. Now Hollywood is looking to adopt a new technology.
Neil Marshall returns to his roots with a new horror movie, ‘The Reckoning’, starring one of his (and our) favourite actors, Sean Pertwee. The film also stars Charlotte Kirk, Joe Anderson and Steven Waddington.
It has been extremely tough for many industries after the year we have all encountered, although the entertainment industry is set for a healthy surge throughout 2021. As Hollywood gears up for its largest growth since WWII.