Relativity to release biopic Machine Gun Preacher in U.S.

Relativity Media announced today that it has acquired North American rights from Lionsgate to market and distribute the action biopic Machine Gun Preacher. Directed and produced by DGA and Golden Globe-nominee Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball) and written by Jason Keller (Relativity’s Untitled Snow White Project), the film stars Gerard Butler (300) in a …
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Warner Bros. nabs spy thriller Unlocked

Warner Bros. has nabbed a spy thriller titled Unlocked from Peter O’Brien and have attached Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Georgina Townsley to produce, according to Variety. Unlocked centers on a female CIA interrogator who’s duped into getting a terrorist to provide critical intel to the wrong side, thrusting her into the middle of a plot …
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Details on the fact-based Machine Gun Preacher

Lionsgate has acquired North American distribution rights to the fact-based action drama Machine Gun Preacher, being directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace). The film is the studio’s first collaboration with Forster since the Oscar-winning Monster’s Ball. Gerard Butler (Law Abiding Citizen, 300) stars as Reverend Sam Childers, known as “the machine gun preacher.” Michelle …
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Quantum of Solace Blu-ray review

Quantum of Solace has been thoroughly criticized as being nothing more than the fourth Jason Bourne film, rather than James Bond 22. It seems most people were expecting the more classic Bond that Casino Royale hinted at resurrecting. I am in total disagreement with the majority I guess, in thinking that taking Bond back to …
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The Kite Runner Blu-ray review

Marc Forster’s visceral adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s bestseller The Kite Runner, succeeds at tracing massive political and social changes in the country of Afghanistan, while remaining tightly focused on a group of people whose lives are forever altered by the tumultuous changes. The film follows the life of Amir, a spoiled young Afghani from a …
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Quantum of Solace full trailer released

The first full trailer for Quantum of Solace was released earlier today, and it looks hot. Bond 22 continues the high octane adventures of James Bond from Casino Royale (in fact it takes off about an hour after Royale ends). Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest …
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Bond Girl featurette with Olga Kurylenko

A new Quantum of Solace featurette is online at Yahoo. It’s about the new Bond girl, Camille (Olga Kurylenko), and her action sequences in the movie. Oh Olga! Director Marc Forster and stunt coordinator Gary Powell also chime in on her responsibilities during the shoot. The new James Bond film Quantum of Solace hits theaters …
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James Bond 22 gets a director

According to Baseline Studios, Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have signed Marc Forster to helm the 22nd installment of the film franchise, tentatively called Bond 22. Crash writer Paul Haggis is going to draft a new version of the screenplay, which was penned by Neil Purvis and Robert Wade. Daniel Craig returns …
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Covenant, King’s Men, Gridiron and More Fall Previews

Sony’s Fall slate of films includes a good mix of the Oscar-bait, including the much-anticipated All the King’s Men, which was written and directed by Academy Award winner Steven Zaillian, the horror, including The Covenant and The Grdge 2, which is a sequel to the 2004 hit, the inspirational, including The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith, and Gridiron Gang, recalling the true life story of a detention camp …
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