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Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky – Poster and trailer

Posted by LiveFor on April 7, 2010

Paris, 1913: Coco Chanel (Anna Mouglalis) attends the first, scandalous performance of Igor Stravinsky’s (Mads Mikkelsen) The Rite of Spring. The rhythmic dissonance of the score and the shocking choreography of the piece cause a riot. But Coco is impressed when Igor storms out of the theatre.

Seven years later, Coco and Igor meet again. Although her business has flourished, Coco is mourning her lover, Arthur “Boy” Capel. Igor has been forced to flee to France following the Russian Revolution. An immediate sympathy and attraction is established between the ‘couturiere’ and the composer.

Coco invites Igor to live in her villa outside Paris, along with his wife and children. The summer months that follow see Coco and Igor begin a secret affair. Their work benefits from their growing intimacy; Igor begins to compose in a new, more liberated style while Coco creates Chanel No. 5 with her perfumer, Ernest Beaux.

However, the almost unbearable tension in the villa cannot be contained forever.

This film about Coco Chanel is nothing to do with the Audrey Tautou Coco avant Chanel.

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Cut Throats Nine – Director talks about the Harvey Kietel starring remake

Posted by LiveFor on December 17, 2009

A month or two ago I mentioned the news that Harvey Kietel was to star in a remake of the 1972 Spanish Western, Cut Throats Nine.

A wagon load of convicts on their way to prison is being escorted through the mountains by a cavalry troop. They are attacked by a bandit gang, and only a sergeant, his beautiful young daughter and an assortment of seven sadistic, murderous prisoners survive, and they are left without horses or a wagon. The sergeant must find a way to get his prisoners to their destination while protecting his daughter, watching out for the still pursuing bandits and trying to determine which one of the prisoners was the man who raped and murdered his wife.

Rodrigo Gudiño is directing the remake (he’s also the publisher of Rue Morgue Magazine) that also stars Mads Mikkelsen, and Roy Dupuis. He recently spoke to Opium about it.

“Why “Cut Throats Nine”? Because it has an amazing story at its core and yet it is a movie that is far from perfect. I always referred to it as a tarnished gem. When I first saw the original I also saw a lot of potential to expand on themes that I thought were bigger than a cult movie, themes having to do with human evil and violence. I guess I see the remake as an opportunity to make a bigger, more intense film out of the source material.

It will be more of a remake as my film follows the plotline of the original quite closely. That said the characters have been completely reinvented as has the dialogue, backstory and violent set pieces. My philosophy going into this remake is to fix the things that need fixing and leave the rest alone.

Mads was the first to really like the script and once he became interested it was easier to get to Harvey. But I have to say that both of them came on board pretty much because of the script. I had decided early on to cast faces for the movie, and both Mads and Harvey have very intense faces.”

Sounds like it should be a very dark, violent film and definitely one to watch out for. Cut Throats Nine should be out near the end of next year.

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Clash of the Titans – First official poster.

Posted by LiveFor on December 10, 2009

I posted many Clash of the Titans posters a while back when they showed up at one of those Film business shows. Now the first one has been officially released and the good folks of Total Film posted it. If you didn’t already know Medusa is in it and Perseus kills her!

What do you think Perseus is screaming? Is it “Thundercats….Ho!”?

In “Clash of the Titans,” the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.

“Clash of the Titans” is being directed by Louis Leterrier (“The Incredible Hulk”). Leading the international cast is Australian actor Sam Worthington (“Terminator Salvation,” the upcoming “Avatar”) as Perseus, the mortal son of Zeus, king of the gods. Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson (“Taken,” “Schindler’s List”) takes on the role of the mighty Zeus, and Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films, “The English Patient”) plays the role of Hades, god of the underworld, who feeds on human fear. Rounding out the cast is Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace”) as Io, Perseus’ mysterious spiritual guide throughout his journey; Mads Mikkelsen (“Casino Royale”) as Draco, who takes up his sword to join Perseus’ quest; Jason Flemyng (“Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels”, “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”, TV’s “Primeval”) as Acrisius, a one-time king turned hideous beast; and Alexa Davalos (“Defiance”) as Andromeda, a princess doomed to lose her life if Perseus does not succeed.

The Clash begins (that’s a dreadful tagline isn’t it and what is with the terrible font they’ve used for it?) on 26th March 2010.

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Harvey Keitel is one of the Cut Throats Nine

Posted by LiveFor on October 30, 2009

cutthroatsnineRodrigo Gudiño (Rue Morgue Magazine, The Facts In the Case of Mister Hollow) is to direct his first feature, Cut Throats Nine.

STYD have the news that Rue Morgue Cinema are behind the remake of the 1972 Spanish/Italian grindhouse western Condenados a vivir. Harvey Keitel (Pulp Fiction, Smoke, Bad Lieutenant, From Dusk Till Dawn and so much more), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Valhalla Rising) and Roy Dupuis (La Femme Nikita).

Cut Throats Nine follows a wagonload of convicts as they travel the northern mountains to carry out their death sentences. Following a surprise attack from a gang of bandits, only the sergeant, his beautiful young daughter and seven of the most sadistic, murderous men alive survive the assault.

Cut Throats Nine is described as a “crowd-pleasing experience that pushes the relatively subdued excesses of both the western and the horror movie into creative new territory.” Now that sounds like my kind of movie.

Great cast, cool story with a grindhouse history to it. Sounds very good indeed. Has a touch of Inglourious Basterds, but sounds as if we would actually see the nastiness they commit in this film. Who else would you like to see in the film playing the rest of the nine?

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Valhalla Rising -Trailer for Nicolas Refn’s Viking epic

Posted by LiveFor on April 10, 2009

Nicolas Refn is the director of Bronson and Pusher. This new one of his looks nice and vikingy! It stars Casino Royale’s Mads Mikkelsen (what is it with him and characters with dodgy eyes?)

For years, One-Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the chieftain Barde. Aided by a boy, Are, he kills his captor and together they escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness. On their flight from bounty hunters, One-Eye and Are board a Viking vessel, but the ship is soon engulfed by an endless fog that first disintegrates as they sight an unknown land. As the new land reveals its secrets and the Vikings meet a ghastly fate, One-Eye discovers his true self.

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Holy Zeus’ beard! Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes join Clash of the Titans

Posted by LiveFor on April 9, 2009

Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes will play warring gods in Warner Bros. and Legendary’s “Clash of the Titans,” the Greek-god epic directed by Louis Leterrier.

Neeson is playing Zeus, the wise yet sometimes ill-tempered king of the gods and father of Perseus (Sam Worthington).

Fiennes will play Hades, ruler of the underworld who aims to overtake Zeus and rule over all. Fiennes’ deal is in still in negotiations.

The two actors join Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton and Alexa Davalos in the production, which begins shooting later this month in the U.K.

Legendary is co-producing and co-financing the pic. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk is producing with Kevin de la Noy. Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull are executive producing.

The deal marks Neeson’s first since the tragic death of his wife, Natasha Richardson. The deal was initiated before her death. His film “Taken,” released earlier this year, has proven to be a surprise hit, earning almost $140 million domestically.

Fiennes last starred in “The Reader.”

Neeson as Zeus is a brilliant idea. Fiennes just has to bring his Voldermort attire and he’s sorted.

Source: THR

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Mads Mikkelsen and Alexa Davalos hear the Clash of The Titans

Posted by LiveFor on April 1, 2009

I posted the news about Gemma Arteton joining the cast a few days ago but now some more casting news has surfaced.

Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton and Alexa Davalos are boarding “Clash of the Titans,” the Greek-god epic being directed by Louis Leterrier.

Sam Worthington is toplining as Perseus, who is put on a quest to save a princess and defeat Hades, the god of hell. Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay wrote the script.

Mikkelsen is playing Draco, a skilled fighter and leader of the Praetorian Guard that accompanies Perseus.

Davalos is Andromeda, the captured princess, and Arterton is Io, who is instrumental in bringing the winged horse Pegasus to Perseus.

Legendary is co-producing and co-financing the pic, which is set to begin lensing in the U.K. at the end of April. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk is producing with Kevin de la Noy. Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull are executive producing.

Lynn Harris and Matt Milam are overseeing for Warners.

Mikkelsen, one of Denmark’s most recognizable faces, is best known to American audiences for his role of the villain in “Casino Royale.” Repped by UTA and Danish agent Ulrich Moller-Jorgensen, the actor stars in Eurowide Film’s “Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky.”

Arterton, who appeared in the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace,” next appears in Richard Curtis’ “The Boat That Rocked” and opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Disney’s “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.” She is repped by UK’s Independent Talent Group.

ICM-repped Davalos was most recently seen in “Defiance.” Other credits include “The Mist,” “Feast of Love” and “The Chronicles of Riddick.”

Source: THR

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Flammen & Citronen – World War II Danish Assassins

Posted by LiveFor on February 21, 2009

The trailer for Flame & Citron or Flammen & Citronen which translates into “The Flame and the Lemon” in English. A gripping World War II drama based on true events.

Flame (Thure Lindhardt) and Citron (Mads Mikkelsen) are the code names for two Danish assassins hired by the Holger Danske resistance group to go after Danish informers and occupying Germans in 1944 Copenhagen. While Flame dreams of launching a counterattack on the Nazi forces, sensitive family man Citron is more concerned with the political workings of the group. When boss Aksel Winther (Peter Mygind) orders Flame to execute his girlfriend, a beautiful courier called Ketty (Stine Stengade), he finds himself questioning the order. Something doesn’t feel right and all of a sudden the lines between fact and fiction become blurred. Nobody is sure who to trust or who is really working for whom. Realising they’ve only got each other to rely on, Flame and Citron now focus their efforts on locating Hoffmann (Christian Berkel), the much-hated chief of the Gestapo.

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