Nov 25 2015

Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX have announced that Star Trek Beyond will be digitally re-mastered for the giant screen format and will hit IMAX screens the same day it hits traditional screens on July 22nd, 2016.

Both Star Trek in 2009 and Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013 were released on IMAX screens, with the latter being the first Star Trek movie to have footage that was shot in 3D and on IMAX cameras. The press release for the IMAX announcement doesn’t mention any footage being shot with IMAX cameras, so we’re left to assume that we won’t actually get the most out of the IMAX screen with Star Trek Beyond. Still, director Justin Lin gave a standard publicity statement to show his excitement for the Star Trek Beyond IMAX news:

“IMAX provides a one-of-a-kind movie going experience to audiences all over the world. I am excited to bring the newest journey into the ‘Star Trek’ universe to its screens.”

Star Trek Beyond just wrapped production back in October, and the release of the sequel was just bumped back a couple weeks this past fall, but it will still arrive in time for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek next year.

This time the script comes from Roberto Orci, John D. Payne, Patrick McKay with work done by Douglas Jung and Simon Pegg as well. The latter will be back on the Enterprise along with cast members Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho and Anton Yelchin, plus new cast members including Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson and Joe Taslim.

Source: /FILM

Nov 21 2015

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired U.S. rights and most international territories to romance “The Driftless Area,” starring Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel, Variety has learned.

The film is directed by Zachary Sluser from a script he co-wrote with Tom Drury, based on Drury’s 2006 novel of the same name. Producers are Keith Kjarval through his Unified Pictures and Aaron L. Gilbert through Bron Studios in association with CW Media Finance.

The film also stars John Hawkes, Alia Shawkat, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella and Ciaran Hinds. Deschanel stars as an enigmatic woman while Yelchin portrays a bartender who returns to his hometown after the death of his parents. When he falls in love with her, he is unwittingly pitted against a volatile criminal played by Hawkes.

Source: Variety

Oct 06 2015

A24 will give writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s violent thriller “Green Room” a limited release on April 1, 2016 before the film expands on April 8 and opens nationwide on April 15, the distributor announced Monday.

Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Alia Shawkat star alongside Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Eric Edelstein, Macon Blair and Kai Lennox.

The film, which has not been rated yet, was produced by Anish Savjani, Neil Kopp, Victor Moyers.

“Green Room” is a horror-thriller that stars Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band called The Ain’t Rights.

Finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, the band is about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown.

Source: The Wrap

Sep 20 2015

The Aruba International Film Festival has announced its lineup with over 60 features and documentaries in competition at the fifth annual event.

Zachary Sluser’s The Driftless Area, starring Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel, will open the fest. Paz Fábrega’s Viaje has also been announced as the closing film.

Driftless Area, based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, centers on a budding love affair that causes a ripple effect in a quiet town. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

This year’s lineup also includes the Caribbean premiere of The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz. Yorgos Lanthimos’ sci-fi comedy recently premiered at the Toronto and Cannes Film Festivals.

Also playing are Colombian drama La Tierra y la Sombra as well as Malin Ackerman-Nina Dobrev pic The Final Girls.

The Aruba Film Festival will be held October 7-11.

Sep 18 2015

Paramount, Skydance and Bad Robot have moved Star Trek Beyond back two weeks from July 8, 2016 to July 22, 2016, the studio announced Thursday.

Star Trek Beyond was going to open against Zac Efron‘s comedy ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ and Illumination Entertainment’s animated movie ‘The Secret Life of Pets,’ but it will now go head-to-head with Guy Ritchie‘s ‘King Arthur’ and Fox’s animated movie ‘Ice Age: Collision Course.’

Star Trek Beyond will now arrive one week after Sony’s Ghostbusters and one week before the next chapter in Universal’s Bourne franchise.

Source: The Wrap

Aug 20 2015

A24 has picked up the U.S. rights to Green Room, Broad Green’s horror thriller starring Patrick Stewart and Anton Yelchin, ahead of its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

A24 is planning a theatrical run in spring 2016.

Jeremy Saulnier, who generated acclaim with this thriller Blue Ruin, helmed the movie, which sees Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Alia Shawkat as members of a punk band that see something they shouldn’t while at a gig in an Oregon backwoods club. The club’s owners, led by a diabolical Stewart, decide this will be the band’s final appearance, leading to a life-or-death battle.

The film premiered at Cannes to reviews praising Stewart and Poots while noting the efficacy of the ultraviolence.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Jun 26 2015

Production is now underway in Vancouver on the tentatively titled Star Trek 3 (rumored to be called Star Trek Beyond).

Trek cast members Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Zoe Saldana (Uhura) took to their respective social media accounts to post photos of them getting made up for shooting a scene.

Fast and Furious veteran Justin Lin takes over the directorial reins from J.J. Abrams on this installment of the franchise. Trek 3’s on-location production code name is reportedly “Washington.”

Scotty actor Simon Pegg co-wrote the script with Doug Jung. The new cast reportedly includes Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella.

Source: IGN

Oct 30 2012

October 30, 2012Author: webmissComments Off on Anton to Star in ‘5 To 7’

Anton, alongside Diane Kruger, are attached to star in the romantic comedy 5 TO 7, written and to be directed by Victor Levin (AMC’s “Mad Men”), it was announced today by producers Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures and The Solution Entertainment Group’s (“The Solution”) co-founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel.

Wilson and Nestel are on board as co-executive producers of the film with the company also handling international distribution rights. The Solution will introduce the project to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.

Scheduled to start production in late February 2013, 5 TO 7 is set in New York, where an aspiring novelist (Yelchin) has a cinq-a-sept affair with the beautiful wife of a French diplomat (Kruger). Cultures, world views, personal ethics and dietary preferences clash as love deepens, with remarkable results in this romantic comedy.

“Vic Levin’s script has us in tears — we’re just not sure if it’s from laughing or crying. We’re excited about the grace and intelligence that he, Diane and Anton will bring to their interpretations of his beautiful story,” said Curtis and Lynn.

“This is just a great script with a wonderful cast attached and filmmakers involved who have a fantastic track record. It exactly matches our criteria of offering only the very best in independent filmmaking to our clients. The response to the project has been overwhelming,” said Wilson and Nestel.

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