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Baltasar Kormakur on how TV is creating opportunities for upcoming film talent

‘Pleasure’ director Ninja Thyberg and Black Nights festival director Tiina Lokk also discussed training and Discovery Campus initiative.The boom in streaming and TV series is creating fresh career paths for rising filmmaking talent, according to Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur.Watch the session aboveSpeaking during the latest ScreenDaily Talk, the acclaimed writer/director said: “It’s a very different […]

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Sluggish ‘Solo’ just shy of $150m after two weekends in North America

American Animals opens well in limited space for The Orchard, MoviePass Ventures.Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story fell 65.3% in its second weekend as it held on to top spot on $29.3m for $148.9m via Buena Vista.The tentpole has reached $264.2m worldwide after two sessions – considerably below studio expectations – and ceded its international […]

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‘Solo’ Slumps in Second Weekend While ‘Rbg’ and ‘Overboard’ Reach Studio Milestones

There were no big surprises this weekend as Disney and Lucasfilms’s Solo: A Star Wars Story suffered a steep drop following a disappointing debut and the week’s new releases made hardly a dent. Stx’s Adrift led the way, though fell short of expectations, while Bh Tilt’s micro-budgeted feature Upgrade delivered solid results based on its […]

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Box Office: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Plunging to $28 Million in Second Weekend

The fizz has gone out of The Force. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is heading for a disappointing $28 million in its second weekend in North America, early estimates showed on Friday.If the forecasts hold, the anthology movie will post a 67% decline from its Friday to Sunday opening of $84.4 million.At $28 million, “Solo: […]

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Hugh Jackman may play The Good Spy for director Baltasar Kormakur

Hugh Jackman and director Baltasar Kormakur (Adrift) are said to be eyeing The Good Spy, which would see Jackman portraying Robert Ames, a CIA operative who pushed for breaking down barriers in the Middle East, and was killed during the 1983 American Embassy bombing in Beirut.The project, scripted by F. Scott Frazier and based upon […]

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Box Office: Shailene Woodley’s ‘Adrift’ Sails to $725,000 on Thursday Night

Shailene Woodley’s survival drama “Adrift” sailed to $725,000 during Thursday night previews.STX is expanding “Adrift” to 3,015 sites on Friday with forecasts in the $7 million to $11 million range for its opening weekend. Woodley and Sam Claflin star as a couple that sets sail across the ocean in 1983. Loosely based on a true […]

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‘Adrift’ Director Baltasar Kormakur on Casting Shailene Woodley, Shooting Surrounded by Sharks

Baltasar Kormakur has taken on epics like “Everest,” an action-comedy in “Two Guns” and an atmospheric Icelandic TV drama series with “Trapped.” The director-producer-writer is often drawn to tales of extreme elements and survival. Starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claifin in the true story of a couple who faces tragedy on the ocean, “Adrift” open […]

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Trailer Round-Up: ‘Adrift’, ‘Distorted’, ‘The Yellow Birds’, and More

It’s time for another trailer round-up, where we lasso a handful of the latest trailers and wrangle them into one place for your viewing convenience. Below, you’ll find trailers for a true survival story called Adrift, the paranoia techno-thriller Distorted, a war drama adaptation of The Yellow Birds, cheesy romance Dog Days, and more. Adrift […]

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