After releasing his English-language debut last year, ‘Stoker,’ Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Thirst, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) is reportedly moving forward with his next film – a Korean-language thriller based on Sarah Waters’ novel ‘Fingersmith.’ The original 2002 novel was set in Victorian London and centered on young women who are petty thieves (the “fingersmiths” title). Park’s adaptation will be set in Korea during the time of Japanese rule.
The film’s Korean title phonetically reads “Agashi”, meaning ‘young lady’ or ‘miss’. The English title has yet to be decided and the producers plan to start shooting in the first half of 2015. Back in 2005, the BBC brought ‘Fingersmith’ to TV screens with a 2-part miniseries featuring the likes of Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Elaine Cassidy, Rupert Evans and Charles Dance.
New Clip From Lone Sherfig’s ‘The Riot Club’ (Posh) – Starring Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth….
Universal Pictures has set loose this new clip from Lone Sherfig’s (An Education) ‘The Riot Club,’ the film adaptation of Laura Wade’s play ‘Posh.’ The play, which helped launched the careers of Kit Harington, Joshua McGuire, Tom Milson and David Dawson, centers around the fictional Riot Club – an elite Oxbridge dining society – which meets regularly in the a private dining room of a pub. ‘Posh’ is scripted by Wade, adapted from her own play, which opened during the 2010 General Election, where audiences and critics weren’t shy in drawing comparisons between the fictional Riot Club and the Bullingdon Club, of which Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson were members.
In this movie adaptation, the boys in penguin suits include Max Irons and Sam Claflin, as Miles and Alistair, first years at Oxford University determined to join the notorious Riot Club. During the course of a night at the Bull’s Head pub, ambition and avarice lead them down a dark path. Douglas Booth, Natalie Dormer, Holliday Grainger, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sam Reid, Freddie Fox also star. ‘The Riot Club’ opens on September 19th in the UK.
This new full-length trailer has hit the web for the follow-up to Gareth Edwards’ (Godzilla) ‘Monsters,’ ‘Monsters: Dark Continent.’ The film is the feature debut of Tom Green who has previously directed the E4 cult hit ‘Misfits.’ ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ is a continuation to Edwards’ 2010 international hit ‘Monsters’ that starred Scoot McNairy. Edwards was nominated for a BAFTA and the film has won four British Independent Film Awards along with many international accolades.
Available today (September 2nd) from 12pm EST, until 3pm EST on September 16th. You can purchase the piece here. For more of Sam Spratt’s work head on over to www.samspratt.com and samspratt.tumblr.com.
“This piece was digitally painted back in March using a Wacom Cintiq Tablet from sketch to finish. You may notice the hair being fairly wooshy. I’m very proud of this wooshiness. I’ve seen the show in full. If I’d read the books I would know that her eyes should be purple and her hair should be silver-er. She seemed like the least likely to die and thus the art would live on forever, but I haven’t read the books so I could be totally wrong.” – Sam Spratt.
‘Dracula Untold’ International Trailer Showcases Lots Of New Footage – Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper….
From Universal Pictures, once the home for literature’s most horrifying characters, ‘Dracula Untold’ stars Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks. The story is a mix of mythology and history as it follows the story of Vlad III Țepeș (Evans), the inspiration for the Dracula character popularized by Bram Stoker’s novel. Set for October 3rd in the UK and Ireland and October 17th in the US, Gary Shore is directing the film.
US Distribution Rights Picked Up For David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps To The Stars’ (Starring Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson…)
While ‘Maps to the Stars’ is set to hit UK cinemas from September 26th, Focus World send word that they picked up David Cronenberg’s latest film, starring John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird and Sarah Gadon, for U.S. distribution. Focus World plans to release ‘Maps to the Stars’ in the US in 2015.
Written by Bruce Wagner, David Cronenberg’s film is a contemporary tale exploring the demons of celebrity obsession in our society. John Cusack plays L.A. psychotherapist and life coach Stafford Weiss who has made his fortune with self-help books promising happiness. His wife Cristina (Williams) is the overbearing manager of their 13-year-old son, Benjie (Bird), a TV star and recent drug rehab grad. Their estranged daughter, Agatha (Wasikowska), has just been released from a psychiatric hospital and befriends limo driver and aspiring actor Jerome (Pattinson). Among Stafford’s celebrity clients is Havana Segrand (Moore), a fading star who dreams of reprising her late mother Clarice’s (Gadon) starring role. Ambitions, ghosts, death, and all manner of vices bedevil the cast of characters.