In the States, Studio Ghibli’s latest animated feature is being heavily touted as a contender for the Best Animated Feature category in the Oscars. On our shores, however, StudioCanal has opted to hold back The Red Turtle UK release date for May, which means it sadly won’t be eligible for the BAFTAs this year. Continue reading
Last month, US distributor A24 announced some very exciting news when they revealed that they were starting to work on global distribution, taking a huge next step to becoming an international presence within the film industry. The first title they confirmed they’d taken global rights for was Swiss Army Man. And now A24 and StudioCanal have announced that the latter has acquired UK rights to Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s Brian De Palma documentary, De Palma. Continue reading
Lenny Abrahamson’s Room premiered to universal acclaim at Telluride last weekend, instantly confirming its status as a major player during this year’s awards season. The film begins its limited release in America next month, and StudioCanal has confirmed that the Room UK release date is set for January 2016. Continue reading
Hours before its debut at the Berlin Film Festival, Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups and his as-yet-untitled follow-up project have both been picked up by the newly-founded distributor, Broad Green Pictures.
Establishing itself with a fairly similar model to recent riser A24 Films, Broad Green has been making waves acquiring high-profile projects on the festival circuit since last year. It picked up 10,000km, Eden, Samba, and 99 Homes last year, with 99 Homes in particular eyed as a possible Oscar contender. Continue reading
Coming off the back of the acclaimed and Oscar-buzzed The Theory of Everything, James Marsh has lined up his next project. The Oscar-winning filmmaker will partner with Colin Firth for a biopic of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor who competed in the first ever round-the-world yacht race in 1968 to ’69.
Firth will be leading the project as Crowhurst, who was one of nine contestants to enter The Sunday Times Golden Globe race. A trophy was given to the first person to complete the task and a £5,000 prize to the fastest sailor. Tragically, Crowhurst committed suicide before returning home. Continue reading
Having triumphed at the UK box office with their first major production, Paddington, StudioCanal has a big couple of months ahead of them. Not only are they continuing to launch the Peruvian bear around the globe, they’ll also be debuting Aardman Animations’ stop-motion comedy, Shaun the Sheep The Movie.
Financed and distributed by StudioCanal, the animated family-friendly movie has similar potential to Paddington for success around the globe, and Shaun the Sheep The Movie will be heading into dozens of territories next year as well. Release dates have already been confirmed for major markets alongside its native UK, including Brazil, Australia, France, Russia & CIS, Germany, and plenty more, with release dates set as ‘Coming Soon’ for highly lucrative markets like the US and Canada, Japan, China, and South Korea, all of which are amongst the top 10 largest markets in the world, as determined by box office grosses.
The latest trailer launched at the tail-end of last month, teasing more antics suitable for the whole family, and now StudioCanal has released a new UK quad poster in anticipation of its arrival early next year. Continue reading