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Beast Cast & Character Guide: Who’s in the Idris Elba Survival Horror Film

Best known for his work on the film The Sea, Baltasar Kormákur’s latest is the American survival thriller film Beast. The movie is in keeping with Kormákur’s affinity for the survival thriller genre. His previous work includes the 2018 movie Adrift which starred Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley, and his 2015 adventure thriller Everest. The […]

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CIA Spy Biopic From ‘Omar’ Director Hany Abu-Assad Boarded by Rocket Science (Exclusive)

Rocket Science has boarded the biopic “The Good Spy,” about CIA operative Robert Ames, from Oscar-nominated “Paradise Now” and “Omar” director Hany Abu-Assad.The pic is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Kai Bird’s biography of Ames. Scott Frazier (“Berliner”) is adapting for screen.“Free Solo” and “Everest” producer Evan Hayes will produce under his Ace (Anomaly Content […]

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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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‘The Truth’: Catherine Deneuve & Ethan Hawke Drama Will Opening The 2019 Venice Film Festival

The 76th Venice Film Festival isn’t quite ready to reveal it’s highly anticipated 2019 slate to the world, but it did announce its opening night film this morning. In a slight surprise, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “The Truth”, a film without Hollywood connections, will kick off the festivities. Damien Chazelle’s “First Man,” Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” Chazelle’s “La […]

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Baltasar Kormakur lines up cast for ‘Independent People’ (exclusive)

Ingvar E Sigurdsson, Hera Hilmar to star.Iceland’s Baltasar Kormakur has lined up Ingvar E Sigurdsson and Hera Hilmar to star in his anticipated adaptation of Independent People, Iceland’s most acclaimed novel of the 20th century.Kormakur has worked with both actors before – Sigurdsson in TV’s Trapped as well as films The Oath, Everest and Jar […]

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First Look: Josh O’Connor, Annette Bening and Bill Nighy in ‘Hope Gap’ (exclusive)

Project wrapped UK shoot earlier this month.Screen can reveal the first look at Josh O’Connor, Annette Bening and Bill Nighy in William Nicholson’s family drama Hope Gap for Origin Pictures.Principal photography wrapped on the project earlier this month after shooting for five weeks in the eponymous Hope Gap in Seaford, Sussex as well as in […]

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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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DreamWorks-Pearl Studio Animated Movie ‘Everest’ Retitled ‘Abominable’ (Exclusive)

“Everest,” the co-production between Pearl Studio and DreamWorks Animation, has been retitled and will be released as “Abominable,” Variety has learned exclusively.“Abominable” is currently in production and will be released by Universal Pictures worldwide beginning Sept. 27, 2019. In China, the film will be distributed by Pearl.Jill Culton (“Open Season”) is serving as director with […]

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