‘Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes’ Delayed

By | Tuesday September 10, 2013 @ 5:30pm PDT

Constantin Film has postponed the start of principal photography of The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes. This is the sequel to Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, the adaptation of the first of Cassandra Clare’s fantasy novels, … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Broadchurch’ Set For US; Locarno To Fete Douglas Trumbull; Sky Sports Offers Free Football; More

ITV’s UK Hit ‘Broadchurch’ Coming To BBC America In August
ITV’s hit contemporary drama Broadchurch is set to debut on BBC America at 10 PM August 7. The series, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, was created and written by Chris Chibnall. It’s set in a quiet seaside town following the shocking murder of a young boy and focuses on the impact the crime has on the community when everyone becomes a suspect. The most tweeted-about UK drama ever, the show had Britain rapt over its eight-episode run and set off a “Who shot J.R.?”-type frenzy as it progressed. Broadchurch is a Kudos and Imaginary Friends co-production that’s distributed by Shine International. ITV ordered a second season back in April.

Douglas Trumbull Receive Locarno Film Festival Honor
Director and special effects veteran Douglas Trumbull will receive the Locarno Film Festival’s first Vision Award — Electronic Studio. The new prize is designed to highlight and pay tribute to a professional whose creative work behind the scenes, as well as in their own right, has contributed to opening up new perspectives in film. The 66th edition of Locarno will screen films Trumbull worked on including Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life as well as his own Silent Running. Trumbull will also offer two masterclasses. The Locarno fest runs August 7-17. Read More »

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Constantin Film Picks Up Rights To Sci-Fi Novel ‘Unwind’

By | Wednesday December 19, 2012 @ 12:35pm PST

Constantin Film announced today that they have acquired film rights to Neal Shusterman’s science fiction novel Unwind. First published in 2007, the bestselling young-adult book takes place in a dystopian future after the Second Civil … Read More »

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Philip Kerr To Script Nazi Party Rise Story ‘The Poison Kitchen’

By | Tuesday November 13, 2012 @ 12:01pm PST
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British author Philip Kerr has come on board to script The Poison Kitchen for Constantin Film. Robert Schwentke is already attached to direct the film, which is based on a chapter from the 1998 Ron Rosenbaum … Read More »

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Comic-Con: Alex Proyas And ‘Hellboy’ Creator Mike Mignola Team On ‘Joe Golem And The Drowning City’

By | Wednesday July 11, 2012 @ 6:12pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Constantin Film has acquired Joe Golem And The Drowning City, a graphic novel by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. Alex Proyas is set to adapt and direct the live-action feature, which will be shot in … Read More »

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Summit Co-Founder David Garrett And Constantin Film Introduce Joint Venture: Mister Smith Entertainment

By | Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 4:11am PDT

LONDON/MUNICH – May 1st, 2012 – David Garrett, co-founder of Summit Entertainment, and former President of Summit International, announced today that he is launching a new company, Mister Smith Entertainment, at the upcoming 2012 Cannes Film Market. Mister Smith Entertainment is a joint venture between Garrett and Constantin Film, which is also providing funding capital for the international licensing and distribution organization. CEO Garrett reunites with former Summit executive Ralpho Borgos who joins as Executive Vice President, International Licensing and Distribution. Annasivia Britt rounds out the new team as Vice President, Marketing and Publicity. The company will operate out of London.

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Constantin Nabs Rights To Cassandra Clare & Holly Black Fantasy Books

By | Thursday April 19, 2012 @ 1:52pm PDT

Constantin FilmCassandra Clare and Holly Black are behind the popular book series The Mortal Instruments and The Spiderwick Chronicles, respectively, and are now collaborating on the fantasy series picked up today by German indie Constantin Film. The … Read More »

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