Sony Pictures Classics Releasing ‘The Raid’

By | Tuesday November 29, 2011 @ 12:32pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Classics has been set to release The Raid, the Gareth Evans-directed martial arts film that won the Midnight Madness Award at the recent Toronto Film Festival. It is also rumored to be en route to the … Read More »

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Toronto: Midnight Madness Title ‘The Raid’ Gets New Soundtrack

By | Friday September 9, 2011 @ 12:25pm PDT
Mike Fleming

The Raid, which had its Midnight Madness screening last night, is getting a soundtrack overhaul. Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has been hired to create a new musical score for a film that was acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide … Read More »

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‘Transformers 3′ To Bow At Moscow Fest

Paramount announced today that Transformers: Dark of the Moon will have its world premiere June 23 as the opening-night film of the Moscow International Film Festival, six days before the third installment in the studio’s franchise unspools domestically. The event will include an outdoor concert by Linkin Park in … Read More »

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Eric Bogosian’s ‘Mall’ In Movie Crosshairs With Vincent D’Onofrio, Chelsea Handler

By | Friday May 6, 2011 @ 7:57am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Vincent D’Onofrio is the catalyst for a film adaptation of the 2001 Eric Bogosian novel Mall. The film will mark the feature directing debut of Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn, and will star D’Onofrio, Chelsea Handler and Bogosian. D’Onofrio is producing with partner Erika Hampson and The Collective’s Sam Maydew. D’Onofrio also wrote the script with Joe Vinciguerra and Sam Bisbee. The film follows the intersecting paths of five disaffected suburbanites: a stoner teen, a restless housewife (a dark role to be played by Handler), a voyeuristic businessman (D’Onofrio), a mall security guard and a trigger-happy crystal meth addict who heads to the mall looking for trouble. Bogosian will play a store owner.

“This film will be a comment on social violence,” D’Onofrio said in a statement. “It begins as a man walks through the front door of a suburban mall armed to the teeth, causing five strangers to embark on a night that will change them forever. As the bullets fly, one teenage boy hurtles through the night on a collision course with the man he will become.” Read More »

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