You can watch the red carpet action from ‘The Imitation Game,’ the Opening Night Gala of the 58th BFI London Film Festival, live from Leicester Square this evening at 5:30pm BST. You can see all the arrivals and interviews with the stars including Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong and Charles Dance, as they gather for the European Premiere via the embedded link below.
Set for a November 14th bow in the UK and a November 21st release in the US, the historical thriller stars the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard. The film offers a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.
After completing the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Channel 4 series ‘Top Boy’, director Yann Demange was ready to embark on his debut feature film. Despite developing and reading numerous scripts he had not found his next project. One screenplay he did not anticipate connecting with was a thriller set in Northern Ireland during the early years of the Troubles. However, after reading the script, he was gripped by the story of ’71, it struck a chord and the main character resonated with Demange.
BFI London Film Festival: First ‘The Falling’ Images – Starring Maisie Williams (Game Of Thrones) & Maxine Peake
Writer/director Carol Morley’s dream-like coming of age drama tells the story of Lydia (played by ‘Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams), a troubled girl at the centre of a mysterious fainting epidemic, who is determined to discover the cause of the malady spreading through her British all-girl school in 1969 – a year when the whole world seems poised on the brink of change. While ‘The Falling’ is still awaiting a cinema release date, there are still some tickets available for public screenings on the 13th and 19th of October at the London Film Festival. Maisie Williams, Maxine Peake, Monica Dolan, Joe Cole, and Greta Scacchi star.
Universal Pictures send word that they’ve acquired ‘Vikingr,’ an action drama to be directed by Baltasar Kormakur (The Deep, 2 Guns). Kormakur wrote the story and the script, along with Olafur Egill Egilsson. ‘Vikingr’ is based on the classic tales deriving from the legendary Icelandic Sagas, which document larger than life heroes, adventures and battles of early Nordic settlers, as well as daily life in the Viking age. The film will focus on Viking culture as a whole on a scale that is “both intimate and epic.”
Next up for Baltasar Kormakur is ‘Everest,’ which opens on September 18th, 2015. Starring the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Sam Worthington, Naoko Mori, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Thomas M. Wright, and Clive Standen, the film is inspired by the events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain. ‘Everest’ documents the journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.
This red band trailer has been set loose for ‘Wolves,’ the directorial debut of screenwriter David Hayter (X-Men, X2, Watchmen). The werewolf action-thriller, written by Hayter, stars Lucas Till, Stephen McHattie, Merritt Patterson, John Pyper-Ferguson, and Jason Momoa. ‘Wolves’ follows the story of Cayden Richards (Till) – a popular eighteen year-old with a dark secret. Forced to hit the road after the brutal murder of his parents, Cayden finds himself turning into a savage wolf and is thrust between two warring clans of werewolves fighting for control of the ominous town of Lupine Ridge. ‘Wolves’ will be released VOD on October 16th, and opens in cinemas on November 14th.
According to a new report, Massachusetts native Casey Affleck is set to star in and produce a film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The book “Boston Strong” by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge will serve as the primary source material for newcomer John Pollono’s screenplay. The spec was written by ‘The Fighter’ scribes Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy, with the story following the massive manhunt to apprehend the two men believed to be responsible for the bombings, as well as examining the city’s reaction following the events.
Casey Affleck, who I thought was absolutely incredible last year in ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ and ‘Out of the Furnace,’ will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ and John Hillcoat’s ‘Triple Nine’ – two films that are firmly planted on my “most anticipated” list. The “Boston Strong” book, published earlier this year, is officially described as follows: