Aaron Harvey’s third directorial outing, Into The Ashes, made the rounds over the weekend with a first trailer. The film is just the latest for Donnybrook star Frank Grillo who’s been keeping himself busy on several sets, and with at least one other title currently slated for August in Joe Carnahan’s Boss Level.
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Mass shootings are certainly a chilling subject matter. Far from being an escapist narrative in someways, leave it to writer and director Henry Dunham to scribe and craft together what aims to be worthwhile and intriguing thriller, tackling the issue with reverence and poise in RLJE Films’ The Standoff At Sparrow Creek.
The Toronto International Film Festival is underway and while screenings are running, deals are being made in the process. Writer and debut director Henry Dunham’s new film, The Standoff At Sparrow Creek is just one of them, now following its Midnight Madness premiere and with XYZ Films repping international sales.
Tim Sutton’s previous writing/directing credits include the critically acclaimed Memphis (2013) and Dark Knight (2016), which premiered last year at Sundance before screening at both Venice and AFI Fest.
With Wheelman pulling up around the corner and production underway for Allan Ungar’s Decoy, there’ll be no shortage of Beyond Skyline star Frank Grillo from here on as developments accrue with Tim Sutton’s gritty new indie fight thriller, Donnybrook. The film shoots in Cincinatti, Ohio on October 23 with Grillo leading a cast that so far lists Jamie Bell (6 Days), Margaret Qualley (Death Note) and James Badge Dale with a script by Sutton, and Rumble Films’s David Lancaster producing with financing by BackUp Films.
As The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive update on Tuesday details it, the premise is described as a hybrid cross between Fight Club and True Romance with a story centered on the titular underground bareknuckle fight circuit known as Donnybrook, competing for the top prize of $100,000. Its two journeying contestants are Chainsaw Angus (Grillo), a murderous drug dealer with serious anger issues, and Jarhead Earl (Bell), a man who wants to help his family by competing in the tournament.
Qualley will star as Chainsaw’s drug dealing sister, Delia, with Badge Dale cast a Whalen, a crooked cop and junkie. UTA Independent Film Group holds North American sales rights.
One film we might all be able to look forward to this holiday season is the new sci-fi action thriller, Spectral, which was reportedly aiming for a theatrical release this summer that never came through. Instead, the film is heading to Netflix with a premiere date set for December 9 Legendary Pictures according to a new report this week at Deadline.
Nic Mathieu, making his feature debut at the helm, storied with Ian Fried followed by scriptwork from George Nolfi which sees a DARPA scientist escorted into a battle-scarred, war-torn city by a Special Ops team of Delta Force where they end up facing off with mysterious phantom aggressors who’ve been the cause of a series of inexplicable deaths. James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer and Bruce Greenwood star.
Jillian Share produced the film for its shoot in and around Budapest, Hungary, with Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop and Weta Digital providing the respective on-set futuristic weapons and visual effects, the latter courtesy of Oscar winners Joe Letteri and Erik Winquist. Deadpool and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice music maestro Junkie XL is scoring.