Summit entertainment, now a Lionsgate company, invested in what seems like a reinvention of the Twilight story line in the new film "Warm Bodies." A young dead man falls in love with a human girl; the impossible romances seem to attract audiences after all! Yes there are similarities if you will go to the theatre seeking that kind of emotional torment. A young zombie (R- Nicholas Hoult who starred in "About a Boy" as a child) hangs on to the remaining threads of his humanity, unusually saves a beautiful human (Julie – Theresa Palmer known for her role in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice) from being devoured by his kind and begins with her a journey of self healing.
John Malkovich plays Jolie's father as the leader of the human resistance, a relatively small role for the grand actor but well placed, and the same is for actors Analeigh Tipton and Rob Corddry as the supportive friends of the couple.
The film is rated 18+ unlike the Twilight saga which targeted a younger audience. "Warm Bodies" has quite a share of gore, blood, violence and skeletal vicious creatures tailing the characters whose romance is inspiring zombies to become humans again. The film is a good feel viewing and stands apart from Twilight for the most part as humans prevail over blood sucking creatures.
Sylvester Stallone is rebooting his solo action career, he is back with the action movie Bullet to the Head same like his pal Arnold who lately came out with The last Stand.
Stallone plays James Bonomo – a professional hitman in New Orleans. The film is not too serious as it is a fast paced and no time character development.
Stallone is back playing the same roles that have made him a mega star. He is showing everyone he still has something to offer action lovers.
Bullet to The Head Trailer:
Ashton Kutcher can thrive for nabbing the role of Steve Jobs in "jOBS" biopic. The 34-year-old actor recently shared a combined photo of himself and the late Apple co-founder to prove how they both were almost identical.
The black-and-white photo shows half of star's face and half of Steve's. The resemblance is a perfect match for the look of the iconic figure during his older days, complete with his round-framed spectacles as well as gray hair, beard and mustache.
Kutcher dedicated the photo to the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where the movie premiered for the first time. He gave a shout out for the fest along with the pic, "Thank you Sundance for your support of Jobs."
"jOBS" will be released in the U.S. on April 19.
Check out the hilarious trailer of "Movie 43" a comedy featuring a series of interconnected short films with some of the biggest Hollywood leads, Hugh Jackman, Hale Berry, Emma Stone and Jerry Butler and many more!
Hit TV series are starting a trend following in the path of Sex and the City which made it to cinemas; long running series Entourage has received the green light for the big screen from Warner Bros.
The cinematic version of the series will be a sequel to the show, which screened for eight seasons from 2004 - 2011, according to Deadline.
Entourage creator Doug Ellin will also write the screen adaptation and direct the movie!
Like the series, the feature will carry on with the rising film star and his inner circle. Deals with Entourage stars Adrian Grenier (Vincent "Vinnie" Chase), Kevin Connolly (Eric "E" Murphy) and the rest of the cast.
Entourage the movie will open six months after the series finale but a start date for the project is still pending.
Tunisian actress Dorra will begin shooting the series "Asr El Harem" (The Age of Harem) in February so that it is ready for Ramadan screening.
Dorra stated the project is an adaptation of a story by the late author Qot Al Qoloub Al Demerdasheya.
The script is written by Mostafa Moharam. The series will be helmed by director Enas El Deghaidy. The story highlights women issues.
The events take place during the reign of khedives Ismail to Tawfiq and women's position at the time.
Enjaaz, the post-production support programme, and Image Nation Abu Dhabi announced today a collaboration that will see them joining forces to further support the region's filmmakers in developing their own voices and taking their place in the international film community.
The move to strengthen the support for the production of Gulf short films was launched in 2011 between the Gulf Film Festival and the Dubai Film Market's Enjaaz programme supporting 4 projects last year, and together with Image Nation Abu Dhabi will support 7 films from the 2012 Enjaaz cycle with the mission of bringing these projects to the big screen. This is the first time Image Nation Abu Dhabi and the Gulf Film Festival have pooled resources and funds with the common goal of supporting filmmakers from the Gulf towards the completion of their short films and further develop a sustainable film industry in the region.
The seven selected projects will see the filmmakers awarded up to $50,000 per project in production funds and access to a wealth of experience and guidance from Image Nation Abu Dhabi. The Enjaaz projects include: Fragrance of the Dead from Bahraini writer Farid Ramadan and Iraqi director Emad Ali Abbas, Cholo written and directed by Munza Musafer from Oman, Don't Leave me Behind from Emirati writer Yousef Ebrahim and director Khalid Al Mahmoud, The Crucified from Qatari writer and director Khalid Al Mahmoud, Cotton by Iraqi writer and director Loay Fadhl, Ambulance Driver written and directed by Hadi Mahoud and Our Screens written and directed by Mohammed Tawfik both from Iraq.
The projects Cotton, The crucified and Cholo were all selected through the Gulf Script Market for Short Films, an initiative that was launched in 2012 to raise the profile of the Gulf's scriptwriters, assist them in fine-tuning their scripts and form partnerships with directors and producers.
Masoud Amralla Al Ali, Festival Director of the Gulf Film Festival, said: "The collaboration with Image Nation Abu Dhabi is a step forward in further building a stronger foundation for the film industry in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf. Working with strategic like-minded organizations who are dedicated to creating new and exciting opportunities for regional talent will significantly enhance the opportunities for these talented filmmakers."
Mohammed Al Otaiba, Head of Image Nation Abu Dhabi, added: "Image Nation Abu Dhabi is excited to partner with The Gulf Film Festival and their Enjaaz program to support Gulf film makers. Our collaboration is in perfect alignment with Image Nation Abu Dhabi's mandate to help develop a sustainable film community in the region, and all of the filmmakers selected for the initiative this year show much promise. We look forward to seeing their contribution to this exciting and rapidly growing industry."
Actor Hussien Fahmy and Adel Emam are reuniting for the new series " El Arraf" (The God Father).
The stars haven't worked together for over 22 years since their collaboration in the movie "Lebet El Kebar" (Game of the Giants) in 1991.
Director Ramy Emam didn't announce the names of other actors taking part in his new series but it is probable that he will employ many from his previous series "Ferqet Nagy Attallh" (Nagy Attallah Gang).
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters seized $19.6 million in its opening weekend.
Other films which opened over the weekend failed to carry out at the the box office. The The new thriller "Parker" earned $7 million, while the comedy "Movie 43" took $4.8 million.
Check out the top 20 films at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average last week as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com:
1. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Paramount, $19,690,956, 3,372 locations, $5,840 average, $19,690,956, one week.
2. Mama, Universal, $13,088,145, 2,682 locations, $4,880 average, $48,875,585, two weeks.
3. Zero Dark Thirty, Sony, $9,700,132, 2,929 locations, $3,312 average, $69,803,979, six weeks.
4. Silver Linings Playbook, Weinstein Co., $9,444,039, 2,641 locations, $3,576 average, $68,908,666, 11 weeks.
5. Parker, Filmdistrict, $7,008,222, 2,224 locations, $3,151 average, $7,008,222, one week.
6. Django Unchained, Weinstein Co., $4,946,932, 2,007 locations, $2,465 average, $146,236,758, five weeks.
7. Movie 43, Relativity Media, $4,805,878, 2,023 locations, $2,376 average, $4,805,878, one week.
8. Gangster Squad, Warner Bros., $4,278,235, 2,590 locations, $1,652 average, $39,725,102, three weeks.
9. Les Miserables, Universal, $4,221,055, 2,210 locations, $1,910 average, $137,546,205, five weeks.
10. Broken City, Fox, $4,019,558, 2,622 locations, $1,533 average, $15,289,547, two weeks.
11. Lincoln, Disney, $3,863,689, 1,909 locations, $2,024 average, $167,051,523, 12 weeks.
12. The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey, Warner Bros., $3,385,361, 1,675 locations, $2,021 average, $293,323,831, 7 weeks.
13. A Haunted House, Open Road Films, $3,244,017, 2,002 locations, $1,620 average, $35,439,998, 3 weeks.
14. Life of Pi, Fox, $2,587,148, 941 locations, $2,749 average, $103,427,508, 10 weeks.
15. Parental Guidance, Fox, $2,502,684, 1,736 locations, $1,442 average, $70,845,497, five weeks.
16. The Last Stand, Lionsgate, $2,150,562, 2,913 locations, $738 average, $10,684,507, two weeks.
17. The Impossible, Summit, $1,935,638, 782 locations, $2,475 average, $13,297,393, six weeks.
18. Argo, Warner Bros., $1,812,358, 635 locations, $2,854 average, $117,568,785, 16 weeks.
19. Quartet, Weinstein Co., $1,159,032, 163 locations, $7,111 average, $1,699,861, three weeks.
20. Race 2, UTV, $884,757, 153 locations, $5,783 average, $884,757, one week.
Check out the "Fardy" (Odd) movie trailer. Adel, Christian Egyptian Pharmacist, goes back home to find out that his neighbors have just fixed the building elevator. They invite him to try it for the first time. Adel is in shock while his neighbors are very enthusiastic with the new acquisition. They start conversing about the process of fixing it.
Fardy is starring Khaled El Nabawy, Sayed Ragab and is based on a short story by Haitham Dabbour, produced by Paula Gómez de Cadiñanos, screenplay Haitham Dabbour Karim El-Shenawy and directed by Karim El-Shenawy.