E1 has debuted two new TV spots for Mark Waters’ (Mean Girls) ‘Vampire Academy.’ Based on the best selling Young Adult book series by Richelle Mead, ‘Vampire Academy’ stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Olga Kurylenko, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy and Ashley Charles. Opening on February 7th in the US and April 23rd in the UK, the synopsis for ‘Vampire Academy’ is as follows.
‘Vampire Academy’ tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians). Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa – a royal vampire Princess – have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St.Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy. Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love-interest, Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa’s guardian. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.
Variety are reporting that Salma Hayek and Vincent Cassel are set to headline Matteo Garrone’s ‘The Tale of Tales,’ the acclaimed directors follow up to ‘Reality.’ Garrone has won back-to-back Grand Prize jury winners at the Cannes Film Festival, with the crime-thriller ‘Gomorra,’ and the modern-day spoof on fame and celebrity with ‘Reality.’
The English-language film ‘The Tale of Tales’ will shoot in Italy during the Spring. Described as Matteo Garrone’s most ambitious project to date, the film will revisit various traditional Italian tales with a modern twist. Garrone’s outfit, Archimede Film is producing with Jean Labadie’s Paris-based leading arthouse shingle Le Pacte.
RADiUS-TWC has announced that it has acquired North American rights to the upcoming action thriller ‘The Night Comes For US,’ which will reunite Timo Tjahjanto (Killers, The ABCs Of Death) and Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption) for their second collaboration behind the camera. Timo will direct while Gareth will produce and handle action direction.
‘The Night Comes For Us’ will also reunite the stars from the highly-successful ‘The Raid: Redemption,’ with martial arts phenom Iko Uwais providing the film’s action choreography. Taslim (also seen in ‘Fast & Furious 6′) and Yayan Ruhian will star in the lead roles. This crime thriller centers around a mobster (Taslim) who returns to his local crime family in Jakarta only to find himself trapped in a word of betrayal and chaos. RADiUS has slated a 2015 release.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set loose this new international TV spot for ’The LEGO Movie,’ focusing on Elizabeth Banks’ Wyldstyle. Scheduled for a February 7th release in the US and a February 14th bow in the UK, ’The LEGO Movie’ is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) from their own original screenplay. The film features the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders, and Morgan Freeman.
Chris Pratt stars as Emmet. Oscar winner Morgan Freeman and Elizabeth Banks will star as two of Emmet’s fellow travelers: Vitruvius, an old mystic; and tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest. She also calls upon the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure voiced by Will Arnett, with whom she shares a history. Will Ferrell will play Emmet’s primary adversary, President Business; Liam Neeson is the president’s powerful henchman, Bad Cop; Nick Offerman is a craggy, swaggering pirate obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Brie is a member of Emmet’s team with a powerful secret.
Lionsgate has revealed two new TV spots for ’I, Frankenstein,’ which arrives in cinemas on January 24th in the US and January 29th in the UK. Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.
Written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie, ‘I, Frankenstein’ is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Kevin Grevioux. The cast for the film includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.
‘Wish I Was Here,’ actor-director-writer Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-funded follow-up to his 2004 directorial debut ‘Garden State,’ has closed a deal to be acquired by Focus Features, according to various sources. The sale price is approximately $2.75 million, according to sources, with a significant theatrical commitment of about 600 theaters. The $2.75 figure includes an international component.
Zach Braff’s comedy-drama centers on a 30-something actor coming to terms with his life in the face of his father’s illness and his life’s dreams unfulfilled. Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Ashley Greene, Josh Gad, Jim Parsons, Donald Faison and the late James Avery co-star. The first film from a major star to be funded by crowdfunding site Kickstarter, ‘Wish I Was Here’ is said to have generated strong interest from CBS Films and Lionsgate in an auction conducted by CAA and Wild Bunch. Expect release details shortly.