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Three Great Things: Alice Eve

Three Great Things is Talkhouse’s series in which artists tell us about three things they absolutely love. To mark the current release in theaters of Cult Killer, the new thriller starring Alice Eve, Shelley Hennig and Antonio Banderas, fan-favorite British actress Eve shared some of the things she loves most in life. — N.D. Riding a Lime BikeIn London, we have Lime Bikes, which are potentially dangerous but allow you to go around London really, really fast. When I’m riding a Lime Bike, I feel like I’m a hero, or an eight-year-old. They give me a sense of freedom that genuinely makes me happy. And when you get to where you need to go, you just dump the bike – or if you’re me, you leave it nicely on the side of the road in the allocated space, like a good Englishwoman – so you don’t have to worry about, “Oh my God, my bike’s going to get stolen.” Read the Article

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INTERVIEW – VIRGINIA MADSEN & NATALIA CORDOVA-BUCKLEY TALK THE PORTRAIT

When two talented, strong actors come together, whatever they are a part of is almost always an instant watch. In fact, Academy Award nominated Virginia Madsen’s teaming with talented Actress Natalia Cordova-Buckley is living proof. Madsen, an prolific actress involved in film/television for over forty years, is known for so many things; and this includes her role in 1992’s Horror hit Candyman and 2004’s Sideways. Cordova-Buckley, on the other hand, has made a steady climb to the top with many memorable roles, including one as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez a part of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series. Read the Article

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Michael Keaton’s ‘Knox Goes Away’ Thriller Heads to Saban Films

Saban Films has nabbed the U.S. rights to Michael Keaton’s Knox Goes Away thriller, which also stars Al Pacino, James Marsden and Marcia Gay Harden. Saban is eyeing a 2024 first quarter theatrical release. Keaton directs and stars in the neo-noir thriller as John Knox, a contract killer with a rapid onset of of dementia who is offered the chance to redeem himself by saving the life of the adult son played by Marsden with whom he had been estranged. Read the Article

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Saban Films Takes Worldwide Rights To Stephen Lang & Harvey Keitel Action-Thriller ‘Hellfire’ — EFM

EXCLUSIVE: Saban Films has taken worldwide rights to action-thriller Hellfire, starring Stephen Lang, Harvey Keitel and Dolph Lundgren here at the European Film Market.  The title, which is directed by Isaac Florentine and written by Richard Lowry, follows a drifter (Lang) with a mysterious past who arrives in a small town and finds the residents in the grip of a ruthless crime boss and realizes he has to help them. Read the Article

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Berlin: Saban Buys Scandinavian Thriller ‘Good Boy’ for North America (Exclusive)

Saban Films has picked up the North American rights to Scandinavian thriller Good Boy from Blue Finch Films.  Written and directed by Viljar Boe (Til Freddy), the film stars Gard Lokke (Troll), Katrine Lovise Opstad Fredriksen in her feature film debut and Amalie Willoch Njaastad (Cabin Crazy). Saban is targeting a third-quarter theatrical release. Read the Article

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Saban Films Acquires US, UK Rights To DARKNESS OF MAN Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kristanna Loken

Saban Films announced today that they have acquired the US, UK, Australian/New Zealand, African, Spanish, and Scandinavian territory rights to action-spy thriller Darkness of Man starring Jean-Claude Van Damme (Universal Soldier, Kickboxer, Double Impact) with Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), Peter Jae (Blackhat), Spencer Breslin (The Kid), Emerson Min (“Black-ish”), and Rapper Sticky Fingaz. Directed by James Cullen Bressack (Hot Seat, Fortress), the action-spy thriller is written by Alethea Cho and Bressack and is based on an original story by Bressack & Van Damme.  The worldwide sales were represented by JD Beaufils and Julie Paquit of VMI Worldwide and negotiated by Steve Break for Saban Films. In addition, VMI closed territory sales with Phoenicia Pictures International (Turkey and Middle East), Program Store (France), Global Media Distribution (Latin America), Plaion (Germany and Italy), and SPI International (CIS, EE, Benelux).  Read the Article

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Berlin First Look: Jean-Claude Van Damme Takes on L.A. Gangs in Action Film ‘Darkness of Man’ (Exclusive)

JCVD gets mean in this exclusive first-look still from neo-noir action film Darkness of Man. Directed by James Cullen Bressack, the L.A.-set feature — news of which was first unveiled by The Hollywood Reporter at the American Film Market in 2022 — sees the Jean-Claude Van Damme, the Muscles from Brussels, play an out-of-shape (well, for him) Interpol agent alongside a cast that includes Kristanna Loken, Emerson Min, Sticky Fingaz, Spencer Breslin, Andrey Ivchenko, Peter Jae and Nick Diaz. Read the Article

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Saban Films Takes Worldwide Rights to Starry Crime Thriller ‘Clean Up Crew’ (EXCLUSIVE) 

Saban Films has secured global distribution rights to the crime thriller “Clean Up Crew” in all territories but Spain and Italy. “The Survivalist” helmer Jon Keeyes directs Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Oscar winner Melissa Leo and Oscar nominee Antonio Banderas in the tale of a crime scene clean-up crew that finds a briefcase full of cash on a routine job. The discovery sends them unwittingly into battle with mobsters, hitmen and a corrupt government hellbent on the briefcase’s return. Read the Article

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Saban Films Expands Deal With U.K.-Based Altitude as It Ramps Up Slate Offerings at AFM

Saban Films and Altitude have expanded their global distribution deal beyond the U.K. and Ireland. The alliance, which was originally set up in 2020, sees Saban and Altitude Film Sales partner on a slate of 10 to 12 films annually, which Altitude will bring to market beginning at this month’s American Film Market.    The initial lineup includes the Jason Momoa Western “The Last Manhunt,” “Battle for Saipan,” directed by Brandon Slagle and the action-comedy heist “High Heat,” directed by Zacj Golden and starring Olga Kurylenko and Don Johnson.  Read the Article

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SABAN FILMS ACQUIRES WORLDWIDE RIGHTS TO YALE ENTERTAINMENT’S THE LAST GIRL

Saban Films announced today that they have secured the worldwide rights (except for Italy) to Yale Entertainment’s The Last Girl. Directed by Jon Keeyes (The Survivalist) and written by Charles Burnley, The Last Girl recently wrapped production in Ireland and stars Alice Eve (“Belgravia,” Star Trek Into Darkness), Shelley Hennig (Unfriended, “Teen Wolf”) and Academy Award®-nominee Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory). Saban is planning an early 2023 release. The Last Girl follows a private investigator (Eve) who’s forced into a dangerous alliance with a killer (Hennig) in order to uncover a quiet town’s grisly criminal underbelly and clear the name of her mentor (Banderas), who is implicated in the crimes. Read the Article

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