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‘Vikings’ star Katheryn Winnick joins Aaron Eckhart on conspiracy thriller Wander’ (exclusive)

‘Vikings’ star Katheryn Winnick joins Aaron Eckhart on conspiracy thriller Wander’ (exclusive)
Production in New Mexico set for July.

Vikings star Katheryn Winnick has joined Aaron Eckhart on Vmi Worldwide’s conspiracy thriller Wander, which marks April Mullen’s follow-up to female gaze romance Below Her Mouth.

Production is set to kick off in New Mexico in July. Eckhart plays Arthur Bretnik, a mentally unstable private investigator convinced there is a link between a suspicious death case and the cover-up that caused the death of his daughter.

Winnick will portray Elsa Viceroy, a mysterious authority figure who catches Arthur’s attention as the investigation deepens. Mullen and her Wango Films partner Tim Doiron wrote the screenplay.
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Vanessa Hudgens Rumored To Be Playing Catwoman In The Batman

Robert Pattinson was revealed to be Warner Bros.’ top choice for the new Caped Crusader last week and now, fresh rumors are speculating who could fill out the rest of the cast of director Matt ReevesThe Batman. Including who may be the Selina Kyle to Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne.

The Byo Show YouTube channel is claiming that they were informed the former Twilight star was set to don the cape and cowl next back in January. Given that this has now turned out to be the case, they’ve decided to share the other casting intel they heard at the time, which includes that the studio’s top pick for Catwoman is Vanessa Hudgens.

Like Pattinson, Hudgens got her big break in a franchise that, while popular with teen viewers, isn’t known for being a critical darling (to put it nicely): High School Musical. Since then, however,
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"Dark Horse" On Netflix

Dark Horse Entertainment, owners of online comic shop "Things From Another World" and publishers of "The Mask", "Timecop", "Hellboy", "R.I.P.D.", "Polar", "Duckman", "Axe Cop", "Dark Matter" and "Sin City", have entered into a production deal with Netflix to exclusively adapt more Dark Horse titles for the streaming service, thanks to the success of "The Umbrella Academy", now in its second season:

"We are very excited about this new arrangement with the talented people at Netflix," said Mike Richardson, Dark Horse president and founder.

"We have strong creative relationships as well as a large content library to work with, and, as we have seen with our recent projects, Netflix is the perfect partner to bring our stories to fans around the world."

Adds Netflix's Cindy Holland, "The Netflix teams are already working in deep collaboration with Dark Horse to identify projects...

"...beyond the world of traditional superheroes...

"...branching into horror, fantasy
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Netflix Signs First-Look Deal with Dark Horse Entertainment

Alec Bojalad May 9, 2019

Netflix and Dark Horse Entertainment have inked a deal for the streamer to get first rights for Dark Horse's IP.

Netflix's journey into the comic book realm just hit warp speed.

Netflix and Dark Horse Entertainment have announced that they've entered into an agreement in which Netflix will get a first look at TV and film rights for all of Dark Horse's intellectual property.

Netflix and Dark Horse had already established a relationship with Netflix producing Dark Horse content; including the successful The Umbrella Academy TV series and the decidedly less successful film Polar. This deal formalizes the two company's burgeoning relationship and both sides are already exploring future joint projects. In addition to The Umbrella Academy partnership, Dark Horse Comics is also home to the comic book version of Netflix's super hit Stranger Things.

Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, and Paul Schwake
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Netflix Inks First-Look Deal With ‘Umbrella Academy’ Producers Dark Horse Entertainment

  • Deadline
Netflix has closed a first-look deal with The Umbrella Academy producers Dark Horse Entertainment. Under the pact, Dark Horse will give Netflix a first look at its IP for both film and TV and has started exploring future projects. Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg and Paul Schwake signed on to produce.

“We are very excited about this new arrangement with the talented people at Netflix,” said Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Entertainment’s President and Founder. “We have strong creative relationships as well as a large content library to work with and, as we have seen with our recent projects, Netflix is the perfect partner to bring our stories to fans around the world.”

Netflix and Dark Horse have previously collaborated on the action-comedy series The Umbrella Academy, which was recently renewed for a second season, as well as Jonas Åkerlund’s feature film Polar.

Dark Horse is
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Netflix Signs ‘Umbrella Academy’ Producer Dark Horse Entertainment to First-Look Deal

Netflix has signed a first-look overall deal with Dark Horse Entertainment, the producer behind the streamer’s drama “The Umbrella Academy.”

Under the new deal, Dark Horse Entertainment will give Netflix a first look at its IP for both film and TV and has started exploring future projects. Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg and Paul Schwake will produce all future projects. Dark Horse Entertainment is the production wing of comic book publisher, Dark Horse Comics.

Along with “The Umbrella Academy,” which has been renewed for a second season, the two companies have also partnered on Jonas Akerlund’s feature film “Polar.”

Also Read: 'Umbrella Academy' Star David Castañeda Is Just as Confused by Season 1's Ending as You Are (Video)

“We are very excited about this new arrangement with the talented people at Netflix,” Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Entertainment’s president and founder, said. “We have strong
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Netflix Signs First-Look Deal With ‘Umbrella Academy’ Producers Dark Horse Entertainment

  • Variety
Netflix has closed a first look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment. Under the new deal, the company will give Netflix a first look at its IP for both film and TV with Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg and Paul Schwake signed on to produce.

“We are very excited about this new arrangement with the talented people at Netflix,” said Richardson, Dark Horse Entertainment’s President and Founder. “We have strong creative relationships as well as a large content library to work with and, as we have seen with our recent projects, Netflix is the perfect partner to bring our stories to fans around the world.”

The two companies previously collaborated on the action-comedy series “The Umbrella Academy,” which Netflix recently touted on an earnings call for its viewership. The streaming giant recently renewed the series for a second season, as well as Jonas Åkerlund’s feature film “Polar.
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Netflix Inks First-Look Deal With 'The Umbrella Academy' Publisher Dark Horse

Netflix has signed a first-look deal with comic book publisher Dark Horse Entertainment.

The two companies worked together on the streamer's recent series The Umbrella Academy, which was renewed for a second season, and the Mads Mikkelsen-starrer Polar.

"We are very excited about this new arrangement with the talented people at Netflix," said Mike Richardson, Dark Horse president and founder. "We have strong creative relationships as well as a large content library to work with, and, as we have seen with our recent projects, Netflix is the perfect partner to bring our stories to fans around the ...
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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen is a Danish film and television actor who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 22, 1965. He began his acting career in 1996 and became famous when he played a drug dealer in the first two ‘Pusher’ trilogy films. Since then, he has appeared in many successful films, including ‘King Arthur’, ‘Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky’, ‘The Hunt’, ‘Dr. Strange’, ‘Arctic’, ‘Polar’, ‘Chaos Walking’, and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. However, it was playing the main antagonist Le Chiffre in the 2006 James Bond film ‘Casino Royal’ that shot him to worldwide fame. In terms of

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Mads Mikkelsen
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Hideo Kojima to Talk ‘Death Stranding’ at Tribeca Film Festival

  • Variety
Hideo Kojima to Talk ‘Death Stranding’ at Tribeca Film Festival
Game designer Hideo Kojima is talking about his latest project, the action title “Death Stranding,” at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, the event’s organizers announced on Tuesday.

Kojima is joined by “The Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus, who appears in the game. The pair will discuss pushing the boundaries of the video game medium and how their relationship has evolved while working on the project together. The Game Awards executive producer Geoff Keighley is moderating the talk. It takes place on Thursday, Apr. 25 at 6 p.m. Et at the Bmcc Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

Kojima Productions revealed “Death Stranding” during E3 2016. While the studio hasn’t released many details about the game, we do know it features a cast of high-profile actors. Besides Reedus, Lindsay Wagner (“The Bionic Woman”), Mads Mikkelsen, and Léa Seydoux are appearing as characters. Director Guillermo del Toro and prolific voice actor Troy Baker have roles as well.
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Lords of Chaos Review: A Devilishly Good True Story

Rosie Fletcher Mar 12, 2019

Lords of Chaos is a story about a Norwegian black metal band which morphs into a horrifying true crime tale.

Warning: this review contains some spoilers for Lords Of Chaos and discusses possibly triggering subject matter.

Norwegian Black Metal, friendship, murder and the sheer joys of shouting "Haaaaiiiilllll saaaaaattttaaaann" at unsuspecting passersby are at the heart of Lords of Chaos, a highly unusual true-crime biopic wearing the satanic garb of a horror movie. Far funnier than you’d expect, it’s the incredible true story of the band Mayhem, created by a guy calling himself Euronymous, in Oslo in the 1980s and how his hubris and desire to generate a mythology around the band led to super dark times for all involved.

Directed by Swede Jonas Åkerlund, who made Netflix’s recent disappointing crime thriller Polar and is best known for making music videos (he did Madonna
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Netflix Establishes Production Hub in Toronto, Leasing Nearly 250,000 Square Feet of Studio Space

  • Variety
Netflix is taking on close to 250,000 square feet of studio and office space in Toronto, as part of its agreement to invest in Canada’s entertainment industry.

The company announced pacts to lease two studio spaces in Toronto: with Cinespace Studios for around 164,000 square feet of space, including four sound stages, and with Pinewood Toronto Studios, also for four sound stages and adjacent office space comprising a total footprint of approximately 84,580 square feet. The new spaces add to Netflix’s existing physical production footprint in Canada, which includes a lease of British Columbia’s Martini Film Studios and production sites it sets up on a per-production basis.

The Canadian expansion comes after the streamer in 2017 committed to investing $500 million (Canadian) in content production in the country over a five-year period — a goal Netflix says it’s on track to exceed.

According to Netflix, the new Toronto facilities will provide up to 1,850 production jobs per year.
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Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz Talks Industry Change, Netflix, Future of Film, TV

  • Variety
Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz Talks Industry Change, Netflix, Future of Film, TV
Constantin CEO Martin Moszkowicz called the fast and far-reaching changes sweeping across the film and TV industries an “El Dorado” for producers, as increasing competition from new and established players creates soaring demand for fresh content.

“There’s going to be more competition from the buyers’ side. There’s going to be more product needed,” he said. “In today’s environment, there are plenty of opportunities. I’ve never seen so many opportunities in our business.”

Moszkowicz spoke Monday at the Ritz-Carlton in Berlin, where he appeared in conversation with Cattleya co-ceo Marco Chimenz at a European Producers Club event to discuss the future of film and TV production.

While reflecting on how the landscape of film sales and distribution has changed dramatically in recent years, with the business model of pre-sales across different territories “very much under pressure, if at all existing these days,” the Constantin topper said that
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New Quad Poster For March-Released ‘Lords Of Chaos’

Arrow Films has debuted a new trailer and quad poster for Lords Of Chaos, a thrilling coming of age horror, weaving together rock’n’roll, youth, love and death through an incredibly dark story.

Renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund (who just debuted his new film Polar on Netflix) brings his notorious visual aesthetic to the film, alongside ground-breaking performances from Rory Culkin and Emory Cohen.

Oslo, 1987: Seventeen-year-old Euronymous (Rory Culkin) is determined to escape his idyllic Scandinavian hometown and create “true Norwegian black metal” with his band, Mayhem. He’s joined by equally fanatical youths – Dead (Jack Kilmer) and Varg (Emory Cohen). Believing that they’re on the cusp of a musical revolution, the group gets even darker driven by the black metal dogma to spread evil.

They begin burning down churches throughout the countryside and stealing tombstones for their record store. But when the press catches up with
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Back to One, Episode 44: Arctic and Polar Star Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen is perhaps best known for playing villains in Casino Royale, Doctor Strange, and the television series Hannibal, but he’s also been called the “face of the resurgent Danish cinema,” culminating with his Best Actor win at Cannes for his work in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt. In this half hour, he talks about performing some physically and emotionally wrenching scenes in two new movies he currently stars in, the pure survival film Arctic, and the live action adaptation of the popular graphic novel Polar. Warning: Spoilers abound. Arctic is in select theaters now. Polar is on Netflix. Back To […]
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Back to One, Episode 44: Arctic and Polar Star Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen is perhaps best known for playing villains in Casino Royale, Doctor Strange, and the television series Hannibal, but he’s also been called the “face of the resurgent Danish cinema,” culminating with his Best Actor win at Cannes for his work in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt. In this half hour, he talks about performing some physically and emotionally wrenching scenes in two new movies he currently stars in, the pure survival film Arctic, and the live action adaptation of the popular graphic novel Polar. Warning: Spoilers abound. Arctic is in select theaters now. Polar is on Netflix. Back To […]
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Indies in Berlin Shift Gears as Streamers Change Map to Big Screen

  • Variety
When the history of this decade’s movie industry is written, 2019 could go down as a tipping point in the power balance between the traditional international industry and the rampant building of new Ott platforms.

That balance is already playing out across fests, including this year’s Berlin Film Festival, which has its first Netflix movie in competition, Isabel Coixet’s “Elisa & Marcela,” and the European Film Market, Europe’s second-biggest movie meet.

Hollywood studios’ transition to a predominately Ott model could take a decade, says Ampere Analysis’ Guy Bisson.

But the pieces are falling into place. New Ott platforms Disney+ and At&T’s WarnerMedia launch later this year. In November, Apple announced its first movie slate production deal with A24, now led by Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks.”

Netflix, riding the wave of its 80 million-plus first-four-week households for Susanne Bier’s “Bird Box,” will spend “more of the same,
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Pop! Pop! Ep. 32 – Glass Review

Pop! Pop! is back! We definitely didn’t miss two weeks! And even if we did, it wasn’t two months, so you’re welcome!

The guys catch up and talk about what they’re currently watching – Joel is hard for You’re the Worst and Taylor is catching up on DC television… though he also watched the Mads Mikkelson movie talked about last episode – Polar… So that happened. And of course, the Super Bowl is coming up, so the championship games are (probably overly) talked about. Rams vs. SaintsPatriots vs. Chiefs… and it all culminates in the motherfuckin’ Rams vs. the Patriots in the Super Bowl! Let’s go!

For some fucking reason, The Fast & the Furious franchise is making a spin-off movie and the guys break down the new Hobbs & Shaw trailer! The Rock… Jason StathamIdris Elba? Alright, we’re probably in. For some other fucking
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‘Arctic’ Film Review: Mads Mikkelsen Versus Nature Makes for Bracing Thriller

  • The Wrap
‘Arctic’ Film Review: Mads Mikkelsen Versus Nature Makes for Bracing Thriller
Atmosphere-driven survival sagas have been on something of a roll lately, what with the new cinematic physicality that has turned the vastness of space (“Gravity”), another planet (“The Martian”) and the sea (“All Is Lost”) into arenas for both great acting and the most immersive kind of experiential distress.

The forbidding emptiness of an icy wasteland had to be next, and for that we have Brazilian filmmaker Joe Penna to thank. Penna’s feature debut “Arctic” casts Mads Mikkelsen as a pilot stranded in the titular tundra, battling the elements, loneliness, and a high-risk effort to save his own life and another’s. And though it’s not anything new in terms of dramatic representation, in its solidly visceral execution — stressing a belief in filmmaking’s basic tools of storytelling that’s almost refreshing — it earns its place among the genre’s stalwarts. You will believe a man can freeze.
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Polar 2 is a Possibility According to Director

Kirsten Howard Jan 30, 2019

Jonas Åkerlund and Mads Mikkelsen seem happy to come back for a sequel to Netflix's Polar...

Polar arrived on Netflix last week to less-than-stellar reviews. The consensus seemed to be that while the story itself was underwhelming and it felt a bit too early-00s for comfort, the film's action was still decent, and no one appeared too angry to have spent two hours watching Mads Mikkelsen be at maximum Mads Mikkelsen.

The streaming service's movie, an adaptation of the Dark Horse graphic novel Polar: Came From The Cold by Victor Santos, leaves room for a sequel in the closing minutes, and there's plenty of story left in Santos' source material. Buzz online also indicated that over the weekend a lot of people were taking a chance on the John Wick-y tale of an assassin who has his retirement snatched away after some influential criminals
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