Laika’s MISSING LINK To Be Released Spring 2019

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LAIKA’S FIFTH FILM IS MISSING LINK

Stellar International Cast Boasts Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Timothy Olyphant, Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Ching Valdez-Aran and Amrita Acharia in Fun-Filled, Globe-Circling Extravaganza

Annapurna Pictures Sets Spring 2019 for U.S. Release;
AGC International Handling Foreign Sales

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LAIKA, the animation studio behind the Academy Award® nominated Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline, announces its fifth and most ambitious film to date: MISSING LINK. The title, U.S. release date (Spring, 2019) and complete cast details were revealed by LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight as he prepares to meet with foreign buyers at the Cannes Film Festival. Missing Link will be distributed in the U.S. by Annapurna Pictures. AGC International, the sales and distribution division of AGC Studios, is handling international sales.

Missing Link is an artistic and technical wonder,” said Mr. Knight. “Led by our visionary director Chris Butler, LAIKA has once again blended fine art, craftsmanship, and cutting-edge technology to achieve something we’ve never tried before: a raucous comedy entwined with a swashbuckling epic,underscoringthe universal need to find belonging. Commingling keenly felt emotion, madcap humor, and retina-bursting visuals, Missing Link is a kaleidoscopic cinematic experience unlike any other. It’s the most striking thing we’ve ever done.”

SYNOPSIS: The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman) considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this. Sir Lionel’s last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America’s Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry. The Missing Link.

Zach Galifianakis is Mr. Link: the slightly silly, surprisingly smart and soulful beast upon whom Sir Lionel’s dreams depend. As species go, he’s as endangered as they get; he’s the last of his kind, and he’s lonely. Proposing a daring quest to seek out his rumored distant relatives, he enlists Sir Lionel’s help in an odyssey around the world to find the fabled valley of Shangri-La.

Together with Adelina Fortnight (voiced by Zoe Saldana), an independent and resourceful adventurer who possesses the only known map to the group’s secret destination, the unlikely trio embarks on a riotous rollercoaster of a ride. Along the way, our fearless explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril, stalked at every turn by dastardly villains seeking to thwart their mission. Through it all, Mr. Link’s disarming charm and good-humored conviction provide the emotional and comedic foundation of this fun-filled family film.

Bursting with humor, heart, and a profound message of acceptance and finding one’s place, Missing Link is written and directed by Oscar® nominee Chris Butler (ParaNorman). LAIKA’s head of production and Oscar® nominee Arianne Sutner (ParaNorman, Kubo and the Two Strings) is producing with Mr. Knight, who earned an Academy Award® nomination and BAFTA win for his directorial debut on Kubo.

“It was a constant source of delight to witness how our game and captivating cast imbued these larger- than- life characters with distinct personality,” said writer/director Chris Butler. “Hugh lends Sir Lionel a giddy schoolboy enthusiasm bubbling beneath the surface of his suave English gent; Zoe brings an unflappable ardor and a witty playfulness to Adelina, and Zach’s performance as Link is not only laugh-out-loud funny, but a beautifully nuanced balance of innocence and vulnerability. It was a treat to be able to join this eclectic gang of adventurers on their journey across the world.”

In addition to Jackman, Saldana and Galifianakis, the estimable voice cast boasts a roster of internationally renowned and award-winning actors from all corners of the world. Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility), Stephen Fry (The Hobbit), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland), David Walliams (Little Britain), Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones) and Ching Valdes-Aran (Nurse Jackie) bring their extraordinary talents to this globe-trotting spectacle.

“It’s only now with our fifth film that as a team we have the experience, the know-how and the collaborative confidence to even attempt a movie of this size and scope,” said producer Arianne Sutner. “We created 110 sets with 65 unique locations to achieve the film’s scale, majesty and geographic beauty. I couldn’t be more in awe of our LAIKA crew members. Their endless reserves of imagination were pushed to the limit during the production of this ambitious movie, and we ended up soaring past those limits.”

THE BEGUILED | Available on Digital 9/26 and on Blu-ray & DVD 10/10 | #TheBeguiled

COLIN FARRELL, NICOLE KIDMAN, KIRSTEN DUNST AND ELLE FANNING STAR IN THE SEDUCTIVE DRAMATIC THRILLER FROM OSCAR®-WINNING WRITER/DIRECTOR SOFIA COPPOLA

THE BEGUILED

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 AND ON BLU-RAY AND DVD OCTOBER 10, 2017 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

IMG_9795AcademyAward® winner Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) unleashes the atmospheric thriller The Beguiled, coming to Digital on September 26, 2017, and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 10, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The winner of the Best Director award (Sofia Coppola) at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, the Focus Features film showcases exceptional performances by the outstanding ensemble cast of Golden Globe Award® winner Colin Farrell (In Bruges), Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) Golden Globe Award® nominee Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Oona Laurence (Bad Moms), Angourie Rice (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Addison Riecke (The Thundermans), and Emma Howard (Transparent).

The Beguiled unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Featuring never-before-seen content, The Beguiled on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital comes packed with exclusive featurettes taking viewers behind the scenes of the alluring and intense drama and exploring Sofia Coppola’s unique vision.

BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES:

  • A Shift in Perspective -Filmmakers and cast discuss how this version of The Beguiled is a departure from the novel of the same name and its earlier film adaptation. Screenwriter/director Sofia Coppola describes how the talented cast helped bring her vision to life.
  • A Southern Style – Discover how costumes, hair, and many other elements came together to create an immersive experience not only for the audience but also for the actors.

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FRANCESCA UK DVD RELEASE – JULY 3RD 2017 | #horrorfilm

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Jinga Films and Matchbox Films are pleased to announce the UK release of Nicolas Onetti’s giallo homage FRANCESCA which will be released on Bluray, DVD and VOD from July 3rd 2017.

A psychopath stalks the city cleaning it of “impure and damned souls”. Moretti and Succo are the detectives tasked with resolving these “Dantesque” crimes. The secret is eventually revealed by Francesca, a little girl who was abducted 15 years ago, but has now reappeared.

Like Barberian Sound Studio, Amer and The Strange Colour Of Your Bodies Tears, FRANCESCA is an authentic and stylish celebration of the Italian giallo crime thrillers of the 60’s and 70’s made popular by Mario Bava and Dario Argento.

FRANCESCA received its World premiere at Cannes where it screened in Blood Windows and has since become a genre festival favourite with screenings at FrightFest, Sitges, Fantasporto, Fantaspoa and Morbido.


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/158050140″>FRANCESCA – Trailer</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user9101201″>Jinga Films</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

“The spirit of Giallo is very much alive and kicking in Luciano Onetti’s loving homage to the classic Italian sub genre” 

– Ben Robins, The National Student

 

“Impressive, creative, nostalgic. Onetti’s recreation of Giallo resurrects 1970’s Italian Horror” 

– Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News

 

“Absolute giallo…a truly spectacular blend of sleazy saturation, pop art excess and dark desires”

– Matthew Hammond, Movie Ramblings

 

“Surreal, seductive and violent, a stunning recreation of 70’s giallo” 

– Steve Wright, Britflicks

 

“A masterclass for nostalgia-seeking Giallo fans. You can’t help but wish this was the kind of film Argento was still making”

– Becky Roberts, Horror Talk

‘GOOD TIME’ Trailer Starring Robert Pattinson | #goodtime #movie

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The first trailer for GOOD TIME is a haywire symphony of violence and mayhem, featuring Robert Pattinson and original music from OneOhTrix Point Never and Iggy Pop.

Josh and Benny Safdie’s latest film will have its world premiere In-Competition at the Cannes Film Festival next week. 

d783a63f-60b7-4ad0-b130-70b511bc79f8Following the mind-bending HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT, celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with GOOD TIME, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate.

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

Anchored by a career-defining performance from Robert Pattinson, GOOD TIME is a psychotic symphony of propulsive intensity crafted by two of the most exciting young directors working today. Josh and Benny Safdie’s transcendent vision is an intoxicating portrait of desperation and destruction that will not be soon forgotten.

 IN THEATERS AUGUST 11 –

HANDS OF STONE DVD Release 11/22

HANDS OF STONE DVD Release 11/22

In celebration of the DVD release of HANDS OF STONE on November 22 we honor the man who was called “Manos de Pierda” Roberto Duran.

Roberto Duran can arguably be considered the best lightweight boxer of the 20th century, and one of the greatest boxers of all time.

With a career that spanned over three decades and world titles in four different weight classes, Duran was coined “Manos de Pierta” or “Hands of Stone” for his devastating punching power.

By the time the Hall of Famer retired, he had accumulated an astonishing record of 103 victories of which 70 were knockouts for a 68% knockout ratio.

“Hands of Stone” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival May 16, 2016 and follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year-old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50.

In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC Welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas” (no more.)

The film is directed and written by Jonathan Jakubowicz.