Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol sets IMAX opening record

IMAX and Paramount Pictures today announced that Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol The IMAX Experience, earned approximately $14 million at the box office in IMAX theatres worldwide during its opening weekend. Domestically, the film generated $10.5 million on 300 IMAX screens, for an IMAX per-screen average of $35,000. Internationally, it generated $3.4 million on 89 ….

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 ….

Ben Affleck appearing this week for screening and discussion of The Town & Gone Baby Gone in Los Angeles

Actor and director Ben Affleck will attend a screening and discussion of his 2007 film Gone Baby Gone, and this year’s critically acclaimed The Town. In The Town, masked armed robbers hold up a bank and briefly take employee Claire (Rebecca Hall) hostage, leading the gang’s leader Doug (Ben Affleck) to insinuate himself into her ….

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 ….

Mission Impossible 4 now has writers to go along with producers

Paramount and producers Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams have chosen Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec to write the script for the newly revived Mission Impossible 4 project, according to Variety. Applebaum and Nemec spent four seasons with Abrams as co-exec producers of the spy show Alias, and will pen M:I 4 based on a story ….

Eagle Eye Blu-ray review

Paramount Home Entertainment released the action thriller Eagle Eye on DVD and Blu-ray on December 28th 2008. In the film, Eagle Eye refers to an unseen “force”, that has acted as Big Brother for the government, watching U.S. citizens’ every move, including bank transactions, travel, cell phone calls, computer time, and more. Something happens that ….

Eagle Eye film details

Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg and Edward L. McDonnell Producers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Patrick Crowley Story: Dan McDermott Screenplay: John Glenn, Travis Adam Wright, Hillary Seitz and Dan McDermott Director: D.J. Caruso Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie and Billy Bob Thornton Eagle Eye is a race-against-time thriller that ….