Sometimes we have regrets and sometimes we would prefer to blame others for our missteps. We should not do this, but it happens and it sounds like the premise of Tom Chilcoat’s directorial debut BIG NICKEL.
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You look at the world’s history and at some point you think that all the stories that need to be told about war and the soldiers who’ve fought them have been. History says differently, and certainly from the perspective of director Kriv Stenders who returns with Danger Close, an eye-opening and dramatic tale about a company of soldiers on the edge of death amidst heavy firefighting, aiding the South Vietnamese against the Northern military in 1966.
Writer/director Roger Avary’s latest, Lucky Day, looks like an absolute thrill ride as Lionsgate preps its October 11 theatrical and VOD release. Luke Bracey returns to the screen along with Nina Dobrev, Clifton Collins Jr., and actor Crispin Glover who steers the story in killer fashion.
Ashley McLeod (The Offer, upcoming Storm Warning) is producing with Teresa Ticehurst (Mad Max Fury Road, Thor 3, Hunger Games, Storm Warning) and James M. Vernon (Hacksaw Ridge, In Like Flynn), all who retain North American rights to the film. Stenders became best known for his work on 2011 comedy, Red Dog, its 2016 sequel Red Dog: True Blue, and the 2017 drama Australia Day.
Code named ‘The November Man’; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.
Actor Pierce Brosnan may be long far from his days as James Bond, but he’s back in action and ready to shoot and blow things up in Roger Donaldson‘s newest thriller, The November Man. The film is based on the seventh book in the titular book series by author Bill Granger, centered on the story of a former CIA operative who finds himself pitted against his former pupil, while forced back into the field on a very personal mission to find a woman on the run from her past who holds the key to an international conspiracy involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Brosnan is joined by actress Olga Kurylenko and actor Luke Bracey, both of whom you can now catch in the new first full trailer below before its release on August 27, 2014 release.
I’m pretty curious to see what director Ericson Core has lined up for his remake of director Kathryn Bigelow’s classic, Point Break. We’re pretty much in an era now where film has evolved spectacularly when it comes to visionary action, stunts and much more, so I’m pretty thrilled at the potential here.
On that note, the studio behind the upcoming summer blockbuster feature has just released a new announcement:
Alcon Entertainment’s action-thriller “Point Break,” starring Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo, begins principal photography today, it was announced by Alcon principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
The production will film on four continents, including North America, Europe, South America and Asia, and features stunts performed by the world’s top extreme sports athletes, as opposed to stunt performers. Locations set for filming include Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, India and the United States. Alcon will release through its output deal with Warner Bros. Pictures.
Ericson Core (“Invincible”) is directing from Kurt Wimmer’s (“Salt,” “Law Abiding Citizen”) screenplay. Ramírez (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Che: Part One”) stars as Bodhi and Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” upcoming “The Best of Me”) will portray Johnny Utah.
In “Point Break,” a young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove they are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world’s financial markets.
The film marks an extraordinarily ambitious shooting schedule involving some of the most daring stunts ever committed to film. Extreme sports featured include surfing 70-foot waves, snowboarding, wingsuit flying, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycle stunts.
Johnson and Kosove are producing, along with John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. Studio Babelsberg will also co-produce. RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will serve as executive producers.
Renowned extreme athletes performing stunts in the film include surfers Makua Rothman, Billy Kemper, Brian Keaulana and Ahanu Tson-dru; snowboarders Lucas DeBari, Ralph Backstrom, Mitch Toelderer, Mike Basich and Xavier De La Rue; motorcyclists Riley Harper and Oakley Lehman; wingsuit stunt pilots Jeb Corliss, Jon Devore, Julian Boulle, Noah Bahnson and Mike Swanson; and free climber Chris Sharma, among others.
Director Ericson Core, who served as director of photography on such films as “The Fast and the Furious,” will also serve as director of photography. Other behind-the-scene team members include Oscar-winning editor Thom Noble (“Thelma & Louise,” “Witness”), production designer Udo Kramer (“North Face,” “The Physician”) and Oscar-nominated costume designer Lisy Christl (“Anonymous,” “White House Down”).
“Point Break” is inspired by the classic 1991 hit starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. It is scheduled for release on August 7, 2015, and will be distributed in North America and in select territories around the world by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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Alcon Entertainment’s remake of the 1991 cop thriller, Point Break is set to begin shooting at the end of next week, and the film is officially casting Warm Bodies leading lady, Aussie actress Teresa Palmer for the female lead in the film. Palmer will portray the role of Tyler (or a similiar role) previously performed by actress Lori Petty in director Kathryn Bigelow’s initial film as the unsuspecting love interest caught between her ex-boyfriend, Bhodi, the thrill-seeking ringleader of a masked group of surfers/bankrobbers, and her new love interest, undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah.
Both male leads will be played respectively by actors Edgar Ramirez (Clash Of The Titans) and Luke Bracey (The November Man), in addition to actor Ray Winstone from a script by Salt scribe Kurt Wimmer that will take place in the world of extreme dynamic sports. Production is set to take place in multiple territories around the world, including Germany, Austria, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, and India with Invincible helmer Ericson Core directing.
Point Break flies on to the big screen on August 7, 2015.