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Altitude Film Distribution nabs ‘Rock Dog’ family animation

PanARMENIAN.Net – Altitude Film Distribution has acquired U.K. rights to family animation “Rock Dog”, featuring the voices of J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson and Eddie Izzard. It is the first time the distributor has released an animated pic in movie theaters, Variety said.

The film, which received its European premiere this month at the BFI London Film Festival, is expected to be released next summer. The sale was handled by Ralph Kamp’s Timeless Films.

“Rock Dog” is helmed by Ash Brannon, who co-directed the Oscar-nominated “Surf’s Up” and “Toy Story 2,” and was produced by Amber Wang, Joyce Lou, David B. Miller, Rob Feng and Zheng Jun.

The film, which is based on a graphic novel by Chinese rock star Zheng Jun, centers on Bodi, a Tibetan Mastiff. He is expected to take over from his dad, Khampa, the job of guarding his village’s flock of sheep, but fears he doesn’t have the necessary passion to assume the role.

“Everything changes when a radio literally falls out of the sky and Bodi hears a song by rock legend Angus Scattergood, opening his heart to a musical world he must explore,” according to a statement. “Leaving home to chase his destiny in the big city, Bodi attracts the attention of Khampa’s nemesis, Linnux. Leader of a hungry wolf pack, Linnux believes that Bodi is his ticket back into the village and closer to delicious sheep. It is up to Bodi to save his family and friends without giving up his newfound dream.”

Altitude’s slate includes Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro,” narrated by Samuel L. Jackson; “Lady Macbeth,” helmed by stage director William Oldroyd, and starring Florence Pugh; “The Eagle Huntress,” directed by Otto Bell and narrated by Daisy Ridley; and “Daphne,” directed by Peter Mackie Burns, and starring Emily Beecham and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.

(Source:www.bignewsnetwork.com)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan to play in Russian-Chinese film on Gogol story

Russia and China are currently working on a film project under the tentative title Viy 2: Journey to China, the press service of the producer of the film, Gleb Fetisov, said.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan and Jason Flemyng are said to be involved in the project.

“The filming with Schwarzenegger is held in China. There is another Hollywood star taking part in the making of Viy 2 – Jackie Chan,” RIA Novosti quoted the producer’s press service.

The Chinese side sees the Viy 2: Journey to China as a potential blockbuster and hope to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in the local box office.

British actor Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch) will play the main role of British explorer Jonathan Green. In the film, Mr. Green receives an order from tsar Peter I to produce maps of the Far East of Russia and finds himself in China.

The premiere of “Viy 2” is scheduled for early 2017.

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“Viy” is a horror novella by the Russian writer Nikolai Gogol that he published in 1835. The title of the story is also the name of the demonic creature.

“Viy” the motion picture was made in 1967 in the Soviet Union and became one of the leaders of Soviet film distribution in 1968 (32.6 million viewers). The 1967 motion picture became the USSR’s only horror film.

(Source: Pravda.Ru)

 

Vertigo Releasing acquires distribution for The Young Offenders

Vertigo Releasing has acquired distribution rights for The Young Offenders.

The acquisition will allow the film to be seen in the UK, Canada, the USA, and Australia and New Zealand (in addition to Ireland).

The film is based around Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure, which occurred when a boat got in trouble in west Cork. It follows as two hapless young teens decide to go on a trip to find one of the bales of cocaine.

The Young Offenders is a first-time feature for director Peter Foott  and stars young Cork actors, Alex Murphy and Chris Walley.

Peter Foott said of the distribution deal:

The cast, crew and myself are delighted! Having our film reach such a huge audience is incredible and we are so happy it’s Vertigo who are taking us on this journey.

The film also stars Hilary Rose (of The Republic Of Telly) and stand-up comedian PJ Gallagher (Naked Camera).

It has grossed over €1m for Wildcard Distribution in Ireland, and is still playing in Irish cinemas.

Rupert Preston and Ed Caffrey of Vertigo Releasing described The Young Offenders as “one of the funniest and freshest films we’ve seen in years”, saying they are “thrilled to be working with Peter to bring the film to a UK and international audience”.

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(Excerpted from http://www.thejournal.ie)

Dil Raju acquires distribution rights of Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends

Posted by Larry Gleeson

By Express Web Desk

Tollywood’s ace producer and distributor acquired film rights of Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends in both the Telugu speaking states. The romantic comedy feature Kumari 21 fame Hebba Patel, Rao Ramesh, Noel Sean, Parvateesam and Ashwin playing lead roles.

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Under the direction of Bandi Bhaskar, former assistant of VV Vinakaya, the movie is slated for release in November this year. The digital poster and the song of the film were also launched this Wednesday.

The movie is bankrolled by Tata Birla Madhyao Lila fame producer Bekkam Venugopal (Gopi) under Lucky Media banners. “We have been working with the Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends’ script for the past one year. This story is a youthful love family entertainer. We are also introducing director V V Vinayak’s former assistant Bhaskar Badi, who is directing the movie. We narrated the story to Dil Raju he asked us to make minor changes and we made the film including all of them. Dil Raju saw the first copy of the movie and appreciated our work. Raju liked our previous movie Cinemachoopista Mama and acquired the Nizam distribution rights for the movie, now the producer loved this script and bought the entire distribution rights of the film. We will release the audio and the film soon,” said Venugopal in a statement.

The movie also stars Krishn Bhagavaan, Dhan Raj and Shakalaka Shankar. Music director Shekhar Chandra is rendering audio for the film. B Sai Krishna wrote the script and cinematography is managed by K Naidu.

(source: http://www.indianexpress.com)

AFM 2016: Kaleidoscope Film Distribution Lands A Dark Song Overseas

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has picked up worldwide (excluding North America) rights to A Dark Song, ScreenDaily reports.

Liam Gavin’s occult horror flick stars Sightseers’ Steve Oram and Catherine Walker and follows a young mother who is determined to avenge the murder of her child with the help of a hard-drinking occultist. Locking themselves into an isolated house, they perform a magic ritual to enlist the help of the supernatural world, but secrets from their pasts unleash darker powers.

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After its world premiere at Galway Film Fleadh, the film has screened at Fantastic Fest, Sitges, and BFI London Film Festival. It will make its sales debut at the upcoming American Film Market (AFM).

We’re thrilled to be working on Liam’s debut, a film which is both darkly unsettling and ultimately moving. After a stream of critical acclaim, we look forward to sharing this gem with international buyers,” commented Michael Chapman, acquisitions & development executive of KFD. The deal was signed by Kaleidoscope’s Spencer Pollard and Chapman in conjunction with David Collins of Samson Films.

Collins added: “We are delighted at the festival response to A Dark Song. It’s a great vote of confidence in the film that Kaleidoscope have stepped up so quickly to handle the world sales and to release it theatrically in the UK and Ireland. Together with XYZ, who represent the film in North America, we now have all of the bases covered for AFM.

Produced by David Collins, Tim Dennison, and Cormac Fox, the film was financed by The Irish Film Board and Ffilm Cymru Wales, with additional support from the Irish S481 tax incentive and Windmill Lane Post Production.

(Sources: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com, http://www.dreadcentral.com)