FilmDistrict Acquires U.S. Rights To Paul W.S. Anderson’s ‘Pompeii’

By | Tuesday April 9, 2013 @ 4:31pm PDT

FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. rights to Pompeii, the Paul W.S. Anderson-directed action adventure film, set for a February 28, 2014 release. Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Ann Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and … Read More »

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Carrie-Anne Moss Joins ‘Pompei’ Toga Party

By | Tuesday April 9, 2013 @ 8:16am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Carrie-Anne Moss has joined the cast of Pompeii, the Paul W.S. Anderson-directed 3D action adventure film. Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Jessica Lucas and Jared Harris also star in the film, which began shooting last month in Pompeii and is now in Toronto. Set in 79 A.D., Milo, a slave-turned-invincible gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Flavia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman General. As Mt. Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once-magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. Moss is playing Flavia’s mother. Read More »

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Paul W.S. Anderson’s 3D ‘Pompeii’ Adds Jared Harris

By | Wednesday March 13, 2013 @ 4:33pm PDT

Sherlock Holmes star Jared Harris has joined Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) and Kit Harington (Game Of Thrones) in Paul W.S. Anderson‘s period 3D action-adventure. Harris will play Lucretius, a wealthy merchant whose daughter Flavia (Browning) is imperiled as Mount Vesuvius erupts and slave-turned-gladiator Milo (Harington) races to save her. The project, produced by Constantin Film and Impact Pictures, has been kicking around for a while now. Anderson was set to start shooting last spring when Summit was shopping the title to foreign buyers at Cannes, but filming was pushed to this year and is underway now in Pompeii, Italy, moving to Toronto at the end of March. The Resident Evil/Three Musketeers helmer is directing from a script by Janet Scott Batchler & Lee Batchler, Michael Robert Johnson, and Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey). Roman Polanski years ago tried his hand at a competing Pompeii project adapted from Robert Harris’ novel before he bailed.
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Hot Trailer: ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’

Mllla Jovovich returns in the fifth chapter of Sony/Screen Gems‘ durable franchise. Will ‘Resident Evil: Retribution‘ (in 3D) finally be the undoing of the Umbrella Corp? Slated to open September 14th:

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UPDATE: Summit Reacts To Milla Jovovich Ripping Via Twitter ‘Musketeers’ Marketing

UPDATE: Hollywood was buzzing Friday when actress Milla Jovovich took to Twitter to bitchslap Summit Entertainment over the promotion for Three Musketeers 3D. Jovovich texted that the film wasn’t marketed as a “fun family film” and that Summit is “resting on … Read More »

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Michelle Rodriguez, Johann Urb Join Milla Jovovich In ‘Resident Evil 5′

Mike Fleming

Constantin Film and Screen Gems have cast up the fifth installment of the Resident Evil franchise. The film brings back Milla Jovovich and is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote the script and produces with Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer, … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Three Musketeers’

Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Summit has just announced that it is shifting the premiere date for The Three Musketeers back a week to Oct. 21.
PREVIOUS: Summit Entertainment has released a new trailer for the Paul W.S. Anderson-directed The Three Musketeers. Pic opens Oct. 14. I went to the Transformers: Dark of Read More »

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‘Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D’ Gets IMAX Boost

Mike Fleming

Today’s opening of ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D‘ will get a boost as the film opens on 164 digital IMAX screens domestically for a 2-week run, and another 24 IMAX screens internationally. Of its 3203-screen weekend run, pic is on 2062 … Read More »

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Comic-Con #15: Round-Up Of Other Panels

Luke Y Thompson is covering the Con for Deadline:

A round-up of some other panels, in brief…

BATTLE: LOS ANGELES
Should they have called this, BATTLE: L.A., since it was actually shot in Louisiana, and that would provide plausible deniability? Regardless, the look being strived for here is obviously BLACK HAWK DOWN meets DISTRICT 9. Aaron Eckhart leads an army team to find survivors in a besieged Los Angeles that has been bombarded by alien artillery fire. He has three hours to get in and out before the U.S. Military’s bombs drop (implied, but not said in the clip, is that these bombs will be nuclear). Read More »

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