Free Fire UK Release Date Set for March; Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy & Armie Hammer Lead Ben Wheatley’s Actioner

Free Fire UK Release Date Set for MarchIn recent years, Ben Wheatley has proven himself to be one of Britain’s most prolific filmmakers, if not the most prolific in the wide release sphere. This year saw him tackle J.G. Ballard’s dystopian thriller, High-Rise. And now StudioCanal has confirmed the Free Fire UK release date is set for March next year. Continue reading

LFF 2016: Free Fire Review

Free Fire Review - LFF 2016Ben Wheatley and co-writer Amy Jump are firing on all cylinders with Free Fire, an explosive and spectacular first outing for the duo in an American setting. The bullets start flying about twenty minutes in, and the action doesn’t let up for a second from there on out. Awesome is the only way to describe it. Continue reading

New Trailer for Nate Parker’s Oscar-Buzzed The Birth of a Nation

Armie Hammer & Nate Parker in The Birth of a Nation sliceBack in January, Nate Parker took The Birth of a Nation to Sundance and it went down a storm. Park City audiences loved it, both critics and wider attendees alike. It walked away with both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the Dramatic category, becoming an instant heavyweight for this year’s Oscars. Continue reading

Brie Larson Brokers an Arms Deal in First Look at Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire

Free Fire - Armie Hammer, Enzo Cilenti, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Sam Riley & Michael Smiley sliceComing off the back of bringing J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise to the big screen, Ben Wheatley has crossed the Atlantic to make his first film shot in the US. Free Fire is set to be one of the highlights during the sales part of Cannes this month, though fortunately it has already secured strong distribution partners in the form of StudioCanal and A24 in the UK and US, respectively. Continue reading

The Birth of a Nation UK Release Date Set for January, Nate Parker Leads First Trailer

The Birth of a Nation UK Release Date Set for JanuaryFollowing a massive pick-up and awards glory at Sundance, it didn’t take long for Fox Searchlight to position Nate Parker’s directorial debut as an Oscar contender in the US at the end of this year. The studio’s arm on our shores has now set The Birth of a Nation UK release date for January 2017. It continues the trend of Oscar-buzzed films reaching us in the start of the next calendar year, rather than in the fourth quarter as they do in the States. Continue reading

Sundance 2016: Fox Searchlight Pays Massive $17.5m for Nate Parker’s Oscar-Buzzed The Birth of a Nation

Fox Searchlights acquires The Birth of a NationFollowing Amazon’s huge $10m acquisition of Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, Fox Searchlight has set a new record out in Park City. Fox’s prestige label has picked up Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation, putting up a massive $17.5m for the worldwide rights. Continue reading