Hier die Trailer, Clips und News-Bits, die vergangene Woche liegengeblieben sind, unter anderem mit 'ner Crowdfunding-Kampagne zum deutschen 70s-Crime-Schlock Blutiger Freitag, Behind the Scenes at Game of Thrones, SPECTRE und Batman 1966, Snubbed at the Oscars 2015, einem Bericht vom nordkoreanischen Filmfestival, einem Interview mit Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis, The Voices), einer Wolf Creek-Serie, Trailer zu We Are Still Here und Cronenbergs Maps to the Stars und noch viel mehr, nach dem Klick:
Restore Bloody Friday: Help restore the infamous 1970s German exploitation classic before its lost forever.
August 4, 1971: Two bank robbers stormed a bank, taking 18 hostages and demanded 2 Million Deutsche Mark in ransom. As word spread, nearly 5,000 bystanders had gathered in front of the bank to catch a glimpse of the savage stand-off. By nightfall, after tense negotiations, police provided the ransom and getaway car. The bandits stormed out of the the bank with a 19-year-old hostage, ready to flee the scene... This nerve-shattering event marked the first hostage-taking emergency in Germany after World War 2.
Bloody Friday, was released one year after the actual event and was helmed by director Rolf Olsen, (The Last Ride To Santa Cruz, When Night Falls On The Reeperbahn) one of the leading German genre filmmakers of the 1960's and 1970's. Bloody Friday is widely considered by Euro-crime cinephiles, as his crowning achievement and one of the greatest Krimi films of its era. This Italian-German co-production stars Raimund Harmstorf, Amadeus August and Gianni Macchia. The soundtrack was composed by Euro-soundtrack fave Francesco De Masi.
I Survived the North Korean Film Festival: Remember when Pyongyang freaked out about that Seth Rogen movie, all those Sony e-mails were leaked, and hackers threatened to attack American theaters? Well, it turns out that North Koreans have always taken film seriously—like, kidnap-your-favorite-director seriously—and their signature cultural event is a full-on propaganda-packed cinemapalooza that's closed to nearly all foreigners. On assignment for GQ, one intrepid reporter risked his freedom and his sanity to spend eight surreal days watching movies in the Hermit Kingdom
Marjane Satrapi on making The Voices with a movie star and an uncooperative cat: Iranian-born author and filmmaker Marjane Satrapi first came to American attention in 2003, when her autobiographical comic Persepolis became a surprise hit in English translation. It became an Oscar-nominated French animated film in 2007, directed by Satrapi and French comics artist Vincent Paronnaud. The two collaborated again in 2011, for a Wes Anderson-esque live-action French adaptation of Satrapi’s graphic-novel fable Chicken With Plums, about a secretly lovelorn Persian violinist who decides to lie down and die after his instrument is smashed. Satrapi took on her first solo directing project and entirely original screenplay with 2012’s crime comedy The Gang Of The Jotas. And now with The Voices, she’s tried her hand at her first English-language film, her first shot at directing someone else’s screenplay, her first horror-comedy, and her first film with an American movie star. Clearly she doesn’t want to be pinned down to one type of project: Every feature she’s done breaks new ground for her.
Zack Snyder auf Twitter: „There is only one true King. #unitetheseven“.
‘Lucifer’ Gets Pilot Order At Fox, Len Wiseman Directing, Jerry Bruckheimer EP: After lengthy negotiations, Fox and Warner Bros. TV have completed a deal for a pilot order to comic book drama Lucifer, from Californication creator/executive producer Tom Kapinos. […] Based on the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint [Sandman], the TV series centers on Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.
Fox Is Simultaneously Greenlighting And Ruining The Lucifer TV Series: Apparently, the show will feature Lucifer helping the LAPD solve crimes. It's a goddamn police procedural (no pun intended).
What the hell?! (Still no pun intended.) Was the idea of Satan running a piano bar and dealing with the assorted players of Judeo-Christian religion, while trying to bring free will to a world created by a God that is omniscient and thus has predestined everything, not enough?
Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar is coming to TV: The story of Vanth Dreadstar, and his struggle to end the intergalactic war between The Church of Instrumentality and the Monarchy, is coming to television; with Jim Starlin teaming with Universal Cable Productions and Benderspink to do it, per THR.
Dreadstar was a 64 issue series created by Starlin for Marvel’s Epic imprint, its initial trailblazing creator-owned line that published Dreadstar as its very first title.
Sony, Scott Rudin Team Up for Acclaimed Graphic Novel 'The Sculptor': Sony has picked up the rights to The Sculptor, the new and well-received graphic novel from Scott McCloud, for an adaptation to be produced by Scott Rudin. Josh Bratman, who has worked on such films such as Captain Philips and the Fright Night remake, will also produce.
Led by the loathsome yet funny and touching child-star Benjie, we witness the convoluted world of shallow, selfish celebrities and their minions, all of whom are about to be manipulated and destroyed by the young woman who literally represents the fruit of their twisted machinations, Agatha, Benjie's tormented, apparently psychotic sister. As much as it is a sharp, comic look at a vacant and corrupt world, MAPS TO THE STARS is also a haunting ghost story.
Directed by Academy Award Winner Peter Pau, Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal is a big-budget ($30M US) romantic fantasy adventure about the legendary hero Zhong Kui, a fabled warrior with mysterious powers who is forced to conquer the realms of Heaven and Hell to save his people and the woman he loves.
A mercurial assassin (Simon Pegg) discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren (Alice Braga) of a sun-drenched surfing town. In this darkly comedic thriller, the hitman finds himself unravelling three tales of mayhem, murder, blackmail and revenge.
HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research—and forty-six earlier Agent clones—endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.
Samuel L. Jackson stars as the President of the United States who crash-lands into a Finnish forest where he meets a young boy called Oskari (Onni Tommila) who is out to prove himself as a hunter. Together they must try to evade an assassination attempt on the president.
Will is released from prison on compassionate leave to care for his niece Stacey after the death of her mother. As they both head into the sleepy Irish midlands and attempt to be a family, they suffer a series of setbacks; Stacey is refused admission to the local school because of her recently developed narcolepsy; Will repeatedly comes close to breaking his prison-ordered curfew; and his attempts at being a father figure to her prove disastrous... As Stacey's future hangs in the balance and Will must reckon with his own demons they search for a new way forward together.
Victoria (Laia Costa) ist eine junge Frau aus Madrid. In Berlin lernt sie vier Jungs kennen, namentlich Sonne (Frederick Lau), Boxer (Franz Rogowski), Blinker (Burak Yiğit) und Fuß (Max Mauff). Während für Victoria der Abend eigentlich schon dem Ende entgegenging, drehen die Jungs erst richtig aus: Sie haben noch eine Sache zu klären. Bei dieser gewissen Sache handelt es sich jedoch um eine krumme Sache und ehe sich Victoria versieht, fungiert sie als Fahrerin des Fluchtwagens bei einem Coup, der jedoch gewaltig schief läuft. Was als unüberlegtes Spiel anfangen hat, verwandelt sich schnell in eine ernste Angelegenheit. Und die Konsequenzen sollen alle der Beteiligten für immer verfolgen. [Der Film wurde in genau einem Take gedreht.]
Decades after the apocalypse and after extraterrestrial life had been discovered the few inhabitants left in a hostile earth have struggled to survive by squatting and rummaging to make ends meet. For many years an alien spaceship has hovered in the skies, undisturbed and dormant, slowly rusting away. Tired of picking up the crumbs of gone-by civilizations, Gagano dreams his life away when not living in a state of perpetual fear. When the spaceship in the sky begins to turn on and after a series of freak incidents in the bowling alley that Gagano and Selam call home, our miniature sized hero will be forced to embark on a surreal epic journey that will lead him through the post apocalyptic Ethiopian landscape. As he confronts himself, his fears as well as witches, Santa Claus and second generation Nazis he will find himself only to discover that the memories that brought him on his journey and that he always thought he had were not really as he had been recalling them.