by Jeff Leins at News in Film: Lionsgate Picks Up Sundance Film ‘Buried’
Rodrigo Cortés’ Buried started a bidding war in the early hours of Sunday morning following a midnight screening at the Sundance Film Festival.
Fox Searchlight, Lionsgate, and two others were vying for the rights to the indie film, according to Deadline.com today. But Lionsgate was able to successfully secure domestic distribution for the film, says the LA Times, for a reported $3.2 million in the first major acquisition out of the festival.
The one man show is literally Ryan Reynolds on screen for 94 minutes, trapped in a coffin somewhere in the deserts of Iraq. Claustrophobia sets in as the civilian contractor uses a failing cell phone to call for help.
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via comicbookmovie.com: Clash of the Titans Trilogy Potential
This is what Louis had to say to MTV: “I’d love ‘Clash’ to be a franchise,” he said. “‘Clash’ is like creating your own world. It’s like James Cameron with ‘Avatar,’ he can explore different planets. Well, I can explore Greek mythology. You’ve got so many creatures, so many heroes, so many gods. You have Daedalus, Icarus, Percivel. Amazing stuff. You’ve got several worlds. I could spend the rest of my life directing Greek mythology movies and I would still not finish everything.”
“If ‘Clash’ does well and we’re lucky enough to make it into a franchise, that’s what I’d love to do,” he said. He even offered some hints as to where things could go next! “Before the gods, there were the titans, there were even bigger creatures and monsters. That could be something. It’s ancient superheroes.”
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from Heat Vision Blog: ‘Legion’ director Scott Stewart talks vampires, Paul Bettany
The sky opened up and let loose a hail storm in between sheets of rain on Hollywood on Thursday night, somewhat fitting for the Cinerama Dome premiere of “Legion.” The Screen Gems movie, produced and financed by Bold Films to the tune of about $32 million, is a tale of a rebellious angel played by Paul Bettany who tries to save mankind against an angry God. (And it’s doing alright at the boxoffice, opening up in second place, after “Avatar,” with around $18 million.)
Scott Stewart was in the thick of accepting congratulations on his directorial debut and eager to talk about “Legion,” but when I asked him first if he had finished with “Priest,” his post-apocalyptic vampire thriller also starring Bettany, he said yes, then proceeded to excitedly talk about that movie…
Scott Stewart: I didn’t feel like I had a lot to add to the vampire lore when I first read “Priest.” I really liked the script, but one thing I didn’t want to do was a sexy vampire movie. “True Blood” is doing that. And my vampires aren’t going to sparkle in the daylight. What I ended up making instead is a movie about war and the aftermath of war and the sacrifices we go through.
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I think Priest looks really good. So does Legion. Paul Bettany does creepy very well.
What do you think of Clash of the Titans being a trilogy? Are you excited about all of the new vampires movies or are you sick of them?