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23.05.2024 / 17:41

Mary In The Junkyard are writing mini indie rock horror epics

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Korea Box Office: ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’ Dashes to Day One Lead - variety.com - France - Sweden - South Korea - Thailand - Belgium - Denmark - North Korea - Indonesia - Singapore - Taiwan - Philippines
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23.05.2024 / 04:59

Korea Box Office: ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’ Dashes to Day One Lead

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Fresh from its Cannes premiere George Miller’s “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” dashed into the lead at the South Korea cinema box office. In doing so, it deposed “The Roundup: Punishment,” the local crime actioner that has dominated Korean cinemagoing for the past month. “Furiosa” earned $575,000 from 75,400 ticket sales on Wednesday, giving it a Korean total of $597,000, including a sprinkling of preview showings, according to data from the Kobis tracking service that is operated by the Korean Film Council (Kofic).

Kongkiat Komesiri’s ‘Delivery Man’ Picked up for Pre-Sales by EST N8 (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Los Angeles - Thailand - North Korea - city Bangkok
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21.05.2024 / 09:07

Kongkiat Komesiri’s ‘Delivery Man’ Picked up for Pre-Sales by EST N8 (EXCLUSIVE)

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief “Delivery Man,” the next film project for hit-making Thai director Kongkiat Komesiri has been picked up by Los Angeles- and Bangkok-based EST N8. The company is launching it at the Cannes Market, adjacent to the Cannes Film Festival. Komesiri, known for his hit “Khun Pan” film trilogy, popular BL series “KinnPorsche” and horror films including “Slice” and “Art of the Devil II.” The new film, which he also wrote, is pitched as “a spine-chilling horror experience [..

Jacob Moran To Reteam With ‘The Black Phone’s Madeleine McGraw On Horror Pic ‘The Necklace’ - deadline.com - Atlanta - county Scott - city Amsterdam - Michigan
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20.05.2024 / 20:33

Jacob Moran To Reteam With ‘The Black Phone’s Madeleine McGraw On Horror Pic ‘The Necklace’

Jacob Moran is set to reteam with Madeleine McGraw, his co-star on the hit Blumhouse/Universal horror pic The Black Phone, on a new horror pic titled The Necklace that enters production in Atlanta in late May. Details as to Moran’s role are under wraps. Madeleine’s sister, Violet McGraw of M3GAN fame, will also star.

Sean Cronin’s Magnificent Films Unveils Brace of Vampire Projects at Cannes Market (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Britain - London
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20.05.2024 / 13:17

Sean Cronin’s Magnificent Films Unveils Brace of Vampire Projects at Cannes Market (EXCLUSIVE)

Naman Ramachandran British filmmakers Sean Cronin and Peter Stylianou’s latest feature, “Drained,” has wrapped post-production and is being sold by Cronin’s Magnificent Films at the Cannes Film Market. Cronin is also an actor who has appeared in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” He has played villains in some 89 films, besides directing several titles. “Drained,” a vampire film, co-directed and produced by Cronin and Stylianou from a screenplay by Stylianou, follows Thomas, a jobless post-graduate artist who falls for Rhea, a mysterious woman who is revealed to be a vampire.

Asian and European Film Associations Seek Common Ground at Cannes – Global Bulletin - variety.com - South Korea - Thailand - Japan - North Korea - Indonesia - Malaysia - Singapore - city Singapore - Taiwan - Philippines - city Busan - Mongolia
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20.05.2024 / 13:17

Asian and European Film Associations Seek Common Ground at Cannes – Global Bulletin

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief The 27-member European Film Agency Directors Association and the Asian Film Alliance Network, which was established this time last year and currently has seven members, have agreed to work together on topics of common interest and to jointly develop a better world film ecosystem. At a meeting this week held on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival, EFAD and AFAN promised to enhance understanding and collaboration between Asian and European national film agencies. Topics included: dialog on policy and regulations; the development of the film industry in both regions; and addressing new media and challenges ahead. Separately, the founding AFAN members convened for a closed-door roundtable discussion on May 16.

Sergei Loznitsa’s ‘The Invasion’ Picked Up for France Following Cannes Premiere (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Ukraine - Russia - Netherlands - city Odessa
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19.05.2024 / 21:39

Sergei Loznitsa’s ‘The Invasion’ Picked Up for France Following Cannes Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor Atoms & Void, the Netherlands-based production and sales company run by Sergei Loznitsa and Maria Choustova, has closed a French sale on Loznitsa’s most recent feature documentary “The Invasion,” which premiered on Thursday as a Special Screening in Cannes. Potemkine Films has taken all rights for France, while the film’s French co-producer ARTE France maintains its exclusive TV/VOD window.

‘Oh, Canada’ Review: Richard Gere And His ‘American Gigolo’ Filmmaker Paul Schrader Reunite For Reflective Drama About Truth, Regrets And Mortality – Cannes Film Festival - deadline.com - USA - Canada
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17.05.2024 / 21:55

‘Oh, Canada’ Review: Richard Gere And His ‘American Gigolo’ Filmmaker Paul Schrader Reunite For Reflective Drama About Truth, Regrets And Mortality – Cannes Film Festival

Hard to believe it has been 44 years since Paul Schrader and star Richard Gere last worked together on 1980’s seminal American Gigolo, a film that became not just a keystone in Gere’s celebrated career but also one for one Schrader’s as one of his earliest directorial credits. Of course he has written some of the great screenplays, particularly in his collaborations with Martin Scorsese on Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ and Taxi Driver. But it is what interests him now a half century later as a writer-director that continues to fascinate.

Retro Asian Sex Help Prescribed by Netflix’s ‘Doctor Climax’ – Trailer - variety.com - Thailand
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16.05.2024 / 05:07

Retro Asian Sex Help Prescribed by Netflix’s ‘Doctor Climax’ – Trailer

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Netflix probes issues of sex education and societal taboos in Asia back in the 1970s in new series “Doctor Climax,” which it will upload from June 13. Supposedly drawn from real events, the show’s central character is a skin doctor who dreams of becoming a novelist. In the meantime, he moonlights as a newspaper sex-help columnist operating behind a pseudonym.

EST N8 Adds Fantasia-Bound Korean Action Film ‘Mash Ville’ to Cannes Market Slate (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Britain - Los Angeles - North Korea - Philippines - city Bangkok
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15.05.2024 / 07:59

EST N8 Adds Fantasia-Bound Korean Action Film ‘Mash Ville’ to Cannes Market Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Los Angeles- and Bangkok-based sales firm EST N8 has bulked up its Cannes Market film sales slate with a trio of completed Asian titles. “Mash Ville” stars Jeon Sin-hwan (“The Housemaid,” “Time Renegades”) and Park Jong-hwan (“Concrete Utopia,” “Hell Is Other People”) and weaves together the lives of pseudo-religious believers and eight strangers in a rural area. When their paths cross they must fight for survival.

Thai Action Film ‘The 24’ Launched by New Sales Firm Boz Pictures at Cannes Market (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Thailand - Japan - Hong Kong - city Bangkok
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15.05.2024 / 07:59

Thai Action Film ‘The 24’ Launched by New Sales Firm Boz Pictures at Cannes Market (EXCLUSIVE)

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Female stunt performer Wiriya Caesar will step up into the lead performer role in upcoming Thai action film “The 24.” The film project is being launched this week in the Cannes Market by new international sales firm Boz Pictures. Wiriya (aka Porntip Wiriya, aka “Fan”) has previously been a stunt double for Mary-Elizabeth Winstead in “Kate” and Golshifteh Farahani in “Extraction,” and has other credits on “Thirteen Lives” and “Hidden Strike.” In “The 24” she will star as an assassin who wakes up with a time bomb strapped to her body. She has clear instructions to kill a hit list of 24 members of the Bangkok underground, with each successful hit buying her more time alive. Caesar is joined in the cast by Japan’s Sakaguchi Tak (“Re:Born,” “One Percenter,” “Versus”), Dan Chupong (“Ong Bak 1 &2,” “Born to Fight”), Sunny Pang (“The Night Comes for Us,” “Headshot” and Gareth Evans’ upcoming “Havoc”) and Simon Kook (“Ip Man 3,” “Mayhem”). The film, which will shoot in the fourth quarter of this year, is written and directed by Lee Thongkham (“The Maid,” “The Lake,” “Kitty the Killer”).

Asian Content Attracts and Retains 80% of Region’s VOD Audiences, Report - variety.com - China - Thailand - Japan - North Korea - Indonesia - Malaysia - Singapore - Taiwan - Philippines
variety.com
15.05.2024 / 06:59

Asian Content Attracts and Retains 80% of Region’s VOD Audiences, Report

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Asian audiences are increasingly turning to homegrown content in their streaming choices. Asian titles powering 80% of premium VOD engagement and customer acquisition, according to new research from research and consultancy firm Media Partners Asia. “The Rise of Asian Content” is based on passive tracking of 40,000 users by sister company AMPD in nine major Asian markets – Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand – over 15 months between Jan.

‘9-1-1’ Crew Member Killed In Car Accident After 14-Hour Overnight Shift - deadline.com - California
deadline.com
13.05.2024 / 22:29

‘9-1-1’ Crew Member Killed In Car Accident After 14-Hour Overnight Shift

A 9-1-1 crew member died on Saturday in a freeway accident following a 14-hour shift on the ABC procedural.

Pinnacle Peak Pictures Brings ‘God’s Not Dead: In God We Trust’ and Slate of Faith-Based Films to Cannes Market (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - USA - county Woods - Washington - county Story
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13.05.2024 / 10:29

Pinnacle Peak Pictures Brings ‘God’s Not Dead: In God We Trust’ and Slate of Faith-Based Films to Cannes Market (EXCLUSIVE)

Brent Lang Executive Editor Pinnacle Peak Pictures is bringing a slate of faith-based films to the Cannes market, including a new installment in the “God’s Not Dead” franchise. Entitled “God’s Not Dead: In God We Trust,” the film will be released theatrically in the U.S. this fall, but, like the rest of Pinnacle’s slate, foreign territories are available to buyers.

Latin Horror Film ‘Eyes of the Abyss’ Pre-Sold to North America, U.K. Ahead of Blood Window Cannes Market Debut (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Australia - New Zealand - USA - Ireland - Argentina - county Atlantic
variety.com
10.05.2024 / 14:51

Latin Horror Film ‘Eyes of the Abyss’ Pre-Sold to North America, U.K. Ahead of Blood Window Cannes Market Debut (EXCLUSIVE)

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Uncork’d Entertainment has pre-bought multi-territory rights to upcoming Argentinian-produced action-horror film “Eyes of the Abyss” ahead of its showcase in Cannes next week. Uncork’d has picked up the film, which is currently in post-production, for North America, the U.K. and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

‘Menace’: Isabel May Starring In Horror Feature From Image Nation Abu Dhabi & Spooky Pictures; AGC International On Sales – Cannes Market - deadline.com - city Abu Dhabi - USA - Canada
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10.05.2024 / 12:29

‘Menace’: Isabel May Starring In Horror Feature From Image Nation Abu Dhabi & Spooky Pictures; AGC International On Sales – Cannes Market

Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Roy Lee and Steven Schneider’s genre label Spooky Pictures have set the third feature under their multi-picture slate deal with sci-fi horror Menace. Directed by Randall Okita (See For Me), the film stars Isabel May (1883) who also serves as an executive producer via her banner Una Vaca Productions.

Warner Bros. Discovery Sets Once Upon a Time and BigSmall as Creative Partners for European Launch of Max (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Netherlands - Belgium - Poland
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10.05.2024 / 09:33

Warner Bros. Discovery Sets Once Upon a Time and BigSmall as Creative Partners for European Launch of Max (EXCLUSIVE)

Naman Ramachandran Warner Bros. Discovery has appointed entertainment creative advertising and marketing specialist, Once Upon a Time, and brand consultancy and creative agency, BigSmall, for the European launch of streamer Max.

‘Let The Evil Go West’: Sebastian Stan & Lily James Reunite For Psychological Horror Thriller - theplaylist.net - Denmark - county Christian
theplaylist.net
09.05.2024 / 20:05

‘Let The Evil Go West’: Sebastian Stan & Lily James Reunite For Psychological Horror Thriller

Sebastian Stan and Lily James are set to take lead roles in a new psychological horror thriller titled, “Let The Evil Go West.” The film hails from Danish director Christian Tafdrup (the original 2022 version of “Speak No Evil”), and Xc Vs penned the script.

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