Continuing its acquisitions spree at Cannes, Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to Julian Harris’ horror-thriller “Shiver,” starring Danielle Harris, (pictured) John Jarratt and Casper Van Dien.
Film is produced by Cyclone Prods. and Robert Weinbach, who adapted the Brian Harper novel. Rae Dawn Chong, Valerie Harper and Brad Harris also star.
“Shiver” follows a meek young secretary who finds the courage to fight back and escape a savage killer. The film was shot in Portland.
Image has acquired four other titles at Cannes — “Winnie Mandela,” “Last Love,” “Tokarev” and “I Am Zozo.”
Deal for “Shiver” was negotiated by Image Entertainment’s Mark Ward, Jess De Leo and Circus Road’s Glen Reynolds on behalf of the filmmakers.
Early in “The Warrior Queen of Jhansi,” there’s a scene that feels like something you’d find in a Bollywood take on “Wonder Woman,” during which Rani Lakshmibai, the feisty monarch of the title, takes time from serving as drill instructor for a unit of female troops to deal with the harrumphing skepticism of a male [...]
In one of the first major greenlights since acquiring Fox, Disney is moving forward with Ridley Scott’s period drama “The Last Duel,” dating the film for Dec. 25, 2020, a prime spot for next year’s award season. The film stars Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck with Scott directing. The script is [...]
Shanghai Rich Culture Media, The Nakodo Group and Bullseye Pictures have signed a three-project co-production, co-financing and co-distribution deal for Asia and Hollywood at the American Film Market. Projects involved include films “My Name is Mars” and “The Blind Bastards Club,” and a historical TV drama series. Sacha Baron-Cohen’s cousin Ash Baron-Cohen (90s films “Bang” [...]
Oscar-nominated producer Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain will produce the 92nd Oscars on Feb. 9. Academy president David Rubin made the announcement Friday. “The combined producing talents of Lynette and Stephanie will bring dynamism and excitement to the 92nd Oscars show,” said Rubin. “Their vast production experience ranges from groundbreaking independent film to global [...]
Lionsgate is in final negotiations to buy the Nicolas Cage movie project “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.” The “Unbearable” package includes Tom Gormican attached to direct from a script he wrote with Kevin Etten. Cage will produce via his Saturn Films banner, alongside Mike Nilon and Kevin Turen. Cage will play a version of [...]
“Yesterday’s” Sophia Di Martino is in talks to join Tom Hiddleston in Disney Plus and Marvel’s “Loki” limited series. Hiddleston is reprising the role of the antihero with “Sex Education” and “Daybreak” director Kate Herron helming the series. “Rick & Morty” scribe Michael Waldron penned the pilot and will act as show creator and exec [...]
“Parasite” is a global hit and an Oscar contender, which means many audiences will be seeing actor Song Kang Ho for the first time. But in fact, he’s had a terrific career in Korean films for more than 20 years. Song was first mentioned in Variety on Nov. 23, 1998, in a review of the [...]