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‘Profile’ Trailer: ‘Wanted’ Director Timur Bekmambetov Returns with Screenlife Thriller

Kazakh-Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov’s thriller “Profile” has been completed since 2018, when it was released at the Berlin International Film Festival. But the latest film from the director of “Night Watch,” “Wanted,” and the notorious 2016 remake of “Ben Hur” is only just now getting a theatrical release — on May 14 from Focus Features. […]

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Ice Cube is Making a Screen Capture Sci-Fi Thriller with the Director of ‘Wanted’

Just two years ago, Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter director Timur Bekmambetov said he was developing no less than 14 movies that would use his Screenlife screen capture technology to tell stories that unfolded across the screens of computers, tablets, and phones. This narrative format has already been used with the likes of Host, […]

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Timur Bekmambetov producing ‘Tales From The Quarantine’ anthology film (exclusive)

Filmmakers and the public invited to submit footage and scripts.Kazahk-Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, whose credits include Night Watch, Day Watch, and the English-language Wanted, has launched a contest to crowdsource stories from the global lockdown with which to produce an anthology film.He is inviting submissions of short videos and script pitches that offer real stories […]

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Film News Roundup: Michael B. Jordan’s Hitman Drama ‘Silver Bear’ Gets Director

In today’s film news roundup, Michael B. Jordan’s “The Silver Bear” finds a director, biopic “Running for My Life” is in the works, Fox is using new trailer compliance software and the 14-hour “La Flor” gets distribution.Director AttachmentGerard McMurray, director of “The First Purge,” will write and direct Michael B. Jordan’s thriller “The Silver Bear” […]

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Berlin: ‘Profile’ Wins Panorama Audience Award

Timur Bekmambetov’s Profile, a thriller about a European journalist who goes undercover as a Jihadi bride for Isis, has won the Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.The drama is told entirely on the journalist’s computer, using FaceTime, Skype, Facebook, video downloads and various web pages and social media platforms. Bekmambetov, whose Hollywood […]

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Profile review – Skyping-with-Isis thriller dials up the suspense

Timur Bekmambetov’s film about a journalist investigating women online being lured to Syria is silly but effectiveCinema is currently deciding how it meets the challenge of representing the way modern life and modern experience is increasingly happening online. The recent supernatural horror-thriller Unfriended had the ingenious idea of playing out its entire drama on one […]

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