AFM 2011: Animetropolis And IDA Bringing TAILCHASER'S SONG To The Big Screen

American and Japanese forces are teaming up to bring Tad Williams' fantasy novel Tailchaser's Song to the big screen. It has just been announced that US production house Animetropolis is teaming with Japan's IDA - the animation studio responsible for... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 2011: YOU'RE NEXT Star Sharni Vinson Joins Mark Hartley's PATRICK

While producers continue piecing together the financing for Mark (Not Quite Hollywood, Machete Maidens Unleashed) Hartley's long gestating remake of Australian cult classic horror film Patrick, the project has taken a big step forward with some significant cast attachments. The... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 2011: Drafthouse Films Picks Up BULLHEAD and CLOWN for North America

Crime drama Bullhead and raucous comedy Clown, two of the best films from this year's Fantastic Fest, have been acquired by Drafthouse Films for distribution in North America. Bullhead, Belgium's submission for Academy Award consideration as Best Foreign Language... More »
By Peter Martin   

AFI Fest 2011 Preview: 10 to Watch - New Autuers, Young Americans & Midnighters

AFI Fest 2011 kicks off tonight with the world premiere of J. EDGAR. We took a look at that film amongst our Galas & Specials Preview as well as choosing 10 films for our World Cinema Preview. Now we turn... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFI Fest 2011 Preview: 10 to Watch - World Cinema

Yesterday we brought you a look at 10 films from the Galas & Specials programs ahead of Thursday's kick off of Hollywood's AFI Fest 2011. Today we've got a preview of a few highlights from the extensive World Cinema program.... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFM 2011: Thai teens want revenge in BANGKOK KUNG FU!

Thai writer-director Yuthlert Sippapak caught my attention with his bizarre genre-bending horror comedy RAHTREE: FLOWER OF THE NIGHT back in 2003 and has long enjoyed plenty of love on these pages, not least for his recent one-two punch of FRIDAY... More »
By James Marsh   

AFM 2011: Gorgeous English-friendly trailer for Gordon Chan's MURAL

A project that started life as a proposed sequel to his 2008 supernatural drama PAINTED SKIN, Gordon Chan's MURAL has since taken on a life of its own and proved to be a substantial holiday season hit with Mainland Chinese... More »
By James Marsh   

AFI Fest 2011 Preview: 10 to Watch - Galas & Specials

Hollywood's AFI Fest 2011 kicks off Thursday November 3rd and we've got a three-part 10 to Watch preview series for you in preparation. Part one takes a look at the big galas and special screenings that the studios use to... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFI Fest 2011: Twitch chats with AFI Fest's Jacqueline Lyanga & Lane Kneedler

Ahead of this Thursday's kick off of AFI Fest 2011, Twitch had a chance to chat with Festival Director Jacqueline Lyanga and Associate Director of Programming Lane Kneedler about their vision for the festival and some of their top picks.... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFI Fest 2011 to close with THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN North American Premiere

The final piece of the AFI Fest puzzle came together today as the fest announced the closing night gala will be the North American premiere of The Adventures of Tintin. Directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson with... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Almodóvar Adds 4 Classic Horrors/Thrillers to AFI Fest

AFI Fest have just announced five more titles for their upcoming festival, handpicked by Festival Guest Director Pedro Almodóvar. Focusing on classic horror and thriller films, Almodóvar's picks will join his 1987 film Law of Desire which will screen as... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFM 2011: Luc Besson Prepping BRICK MANSIONS, An English Language Remake Of DISTRICT B13

Whether you call it Banlieue 13, District 13 or District B13 - it was released under all three titles in different territories - there's no denying that the Luc Besson produced action film caused something of a sensation upon release.... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 2011: English Trailer And Sales Art For Prachya Pinkaew's THE KICK

Ong Bak director Prachya Pinkaew has imported a slew of Korean talent to Thailand for his latest feature, The Kick. Choosing to focus on the art of taekwondo rather than his signature fight style of muay thai for this one... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 2011: Zombie vs Robots In BATTLE OF THE DAMNED

While big budget adaptations of Ashley Wood's World War Robot and Zombies Versus Robots are already in the works it appears that someone is getting the jump on the robot vs undead demographic, albeit in much smaller budget fashion.Bleiberg Entertainment... More »
By Todd Brown   

New clip from Polanski's CARNAGE

Roman Polanski's Carnage has been making it's way across the Fall festival circuit ahead of it's December 16th release (see Peter Gutierrez's review from NYFF and Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg's review from London). The next stop is LA's AFI Fest and... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFM 2011: Get Your First Look At Andrew Lau's Flying Guillotine

A project that began life as a remake of Wong Cheuk-hon's 1976 wuxia film Master Of The Flying Guillotine before morphing in to something slightly different, there has been a great deal of drama behind the scenes of the Peter... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFI Fest 2011 Announces Midnighters/World Cinema: HEADHUNTERS, KILL LIST, EXTRATERRESTRIAL

AFI FEST 2011 let loose the last wave of their lineup today with the announcement of their Midnight, World Cinema, Breakthrough, and Shorts programs. We've got a few highlights for you and the full list below. The fest kicks off... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFI Fest 2011 Adds SHAME, THE ARTIST, THE LADY and More!

AFI Fest has previously announced their opener J. Edgar and the festival's impressive New Auteurs and Young Americans programs. Today brings word of a whole host of incredible galas and special screenings to the fest which runs November 3-10 in... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Beautiful US Trailer For Cannes Favourite THE ARTIST

From writer-director Michel Hazanavicius comes this French romance starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell and Missi Pyle. It generated a lot of positive buzz at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where Dujardin took home the Best... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

AFI Fest 2011 1st Wave includes BULLHEAD, OSLO AUG 31, & Swanberg Spotlight

Hollywood's AFI Fest 2011 has already announced that Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar will open the festival which is to be guest directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Today brings word of the the first wave of announced films in the New Auteurs... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
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