Monday, 5 December 2016
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).
The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.
Christopher N. Rowley co-writes and directs this children's fantasy adventure adapted from Georgia Byng's novel. After discovering a magical book on hypnotism, orphan Molly Moon (Raffey Cassidy) uses its powers to escape her glum orphanage life and travel to London in search of her friend Rocky (Jadon Carnelly-Morris).
With the bright lights of the city quickly causing a distraction, Molly soon deviates from her quest and mesmerises her way into the lead role of her very own musical, becoming a singing sensation overnight. Trouble is not far away however, as Molly's new-found fame attracts the attention of bungling criminal Simon Nockman (Dominic Monaghan), who attempts to steal the magic book to use as part of his latest robbery scheme. The cast also includes Emily Watson, Joan Collins and Omid Djalili.
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Sunday, 4 December 2016
Stars including David Gyasi, Jermain Jackman and Game of Thrones’ Josef Altin walked the red carpet at the festival’s gala event at BAFTA where writer Haley Bishop and director Alasdair MacKay’s Glow was awarded the prestigious Best of the Fest prize.
The event marks five years since the TriForce Short Film Festival was launched with a focus on recognising and supporting emerging diverse talent. Hundreds of entries were submitted to a panel of judges including Nicholas Pinnock, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Shiver’s Alex Gardiner with the final sixteen screened across the day to an audience of peers and key industry representatives.
The festival culminated in the star studded gala where the final four films were screened and the winners of the Best of the Fest Award, the Audience Choice Award and the inaugural Best Non Scripted Award, were announced. All of the winners were rewarded with career development prizes provided by Stefan Allesch Taylor CBE, Shiver and Sharp House, as well as cash prizes. Other partners this year included BFI, Creative Skillset, Directors UK, Shine Media and Broadcast.
The winning film-making team were awarded a £1000 cash prize as well as the chance to pitch to Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE for funding and mentoring for their next short film.
The Best Non Scripted Award was won by BAFTA nominated Victoria Thomas for I Believe in Pink. Following a tattoo artist in Lagos who has found his niche by tattooing the lips of men pink, Victoria’s film explores his story and why the men he tattoos believe having pink lips makes them more acceptable to society.
Fraser Ayres, CEO of TriForce Creative Network, says: “The Triforce Short Film Festival was set up to encourage film makers from any background and it’s great to see that, as in previous years, we’ve been able to showcase high-quality work from such a diverse range of UK filmmaking talent.
Selecting the winners is always difficult when you have incredible work to choose from, but this year’s stood out for telling important stories in such a compelling way.”
The Audience Choice Award, voted by the audience on the night went to The Dead Sea, a story of two refugees trying to reach Europe by boat. Emmanuel and Olu nearly reach the safety of shore before being returned to Libya and incarcerated in an infamous detention camp.
All prize winners also receive a 1 year membership to the Institute of Videogrphers and a copy of HitFilm 4 Pro, a VFX and editing software to help them with their next project.
TFSFF boasts a wealth of high profile patrons which include; writer, director and sometime actor, Kathy Burke, The Walking Dead star David Morrissey, Broadchurch’s Marianne Jean Baptiste, actor David Oyelowo (Selma, Nightingale), actress Kacey Ainsworth, (EastEnders, Grantchester), producer Hilary Bevan Jones (The Escape Artist, Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot), Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play), actor, writer and director Noel Clarke (Star Trek Into Darkness, Kidulthood), Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy, Fortitude), Zawe Ashton (Dreams of a Life, Fresh Meat) and award winning writer Roy Williams OBE.
TFSFF, which is a career development focused initiative, has also secured a number of high profile companies and organisations as partners for this year’s festival, including Broadcast, 4Talent, Creative Skillset, Sharp House, Shiver, MAMA Youth Project, BECTU, Shine Media, Hiive, Shorts TV, Directors UK, HitFilm, Institute of Videographers, Miffy Moments and Baxter of California, who will be providing seminar speakers, prizes, opportunities and guidance to entrants and attendees, as well as supporting seminars, awards and the industry expo room at BAFTA.
A furry caper for all the family, NINE LIVES takes audiences on a journey of self-discovery, and reminds us all who and what really matters just in time for the Christmas season. With an award-winning cast, impressive CGI animation, and feline wit, cat lovers and dog lovers alike will be sure to enjoy this hilarious and heart-warming tale of redemption.
To celebrate the release of the film on digital download from 10th December and Blu-ray and DVD from 12th December, we take a look at some of the most purrfect felines to have landed paws-first on the silver screen.
Mr. Fuzzypants (Nine Lives)
Kevin Spacey plays billionaire businessman Tom Brand; a man who has lost touch with those dearest to him. When an accident sees him magically trapped in the body of his daughter’s new cat, Mr. Fuzzypants, Brand must find a way to reconnect with his family. However, adjusting to his new body is not as easy as it seems and Brand finds himself in a series of hilarious predicaments as he tries desperately to communicate his true identity to his family. In his new role as the family cat, Brand realises how far he’s drifted from his family and offers him an unprecedented opportunity to fix it.
Bagheera (The Jungle Book)
Mowgli’s wise and intelligent guardian, Bagheera, represents all the best traits of cats. Most widely recognisable from Disney’s 1967 animated version and recently re-imagined as CGI in the 2016 live action remake, Bagheera was voiced by Sebastian Cabot and Ben Kingsley respectively. Acting as guide and protector for Mowgli, the infant human child he rescues and helps raise, Bagheera decides that Mowgli is grown enough to return to live with humans, arguing that the forest is not a place for human children and that Mowgli will be better off among his own kind. However, the young Mowgli refuses to listen despite the growing danger he puts himself in by choosing to stay. The Disney classic has captured the hearts of audiences the world over, and Bagheera has served as a guide and protector for not only Mowgli, but the young audiences who fell in love with the film.
Top Cat (Top Cat: The Movie)
The star of a 1960s television series and 2011 film, Top Cat is the leader of a group of alley cats whose main adversary is the local cop who continually tries to evict them. A cat-lovers caper, the film takes audiences along on Top Cat’s adventures as he and his friends combat the Police Chief’s nefarious attempts to frame Top Cat for stealing money from an orphanage. When Top Cat is falsely accused and sent to the Dog Jail by the corrupt new chief of police, Officer Dibble discovers the trickery and reveals it to Top Cat’s gang of alley cats who plan a daring jailbreak rescue.
Acting as the ship’s pest control and the crew’s companion, Jonesy is the fluffy Ginger Tom that proves cats really do have nine lives, as he is one of the few characters to survive the horror film Alien. Played by real-life cats, the film franchise’s directors and animal trainers had to come up with creative ways to coax the right reactions out of the cats during filming. In one instance they had the cat react to a German Shepherd in place of the alien when they needed the cat to spit and hiss. Jonesy has become more widely referenced over time, with various appearances across video games including Halo, Aliens: Colonel Marines, and World of Warcraft. Jonesy adds some heart to the cult classic film and has grown to become something of a cultural icon.
A Disney classic film set in the 1920s, the animated adventure follows a family of aristocratic cats kidnapped by their owner’s butler in the hope of stealing the fortune they are meant to inherit. After being abandoned in the countryside, the family of cats begin to journey home with the aid of an alley cat named Thomas O’Malley, who offers to guide them to Paris. Along the way they meet O’Malley’s friend Scat Cat, the trumpet playing leader of a feline jazz band. The aristocats find their way home, but are intercepted by the butler once again who attempts to ship them off to Timbuktu. O’Malley manages to rescue them and is then adopted into the family by Madame Adelaide. This feline family adventure is a fun adventure through jazz-era Paris.
Puss in Boots (Shrek)
Everyone’s favourite feline trickster, Puss in Boots is rooted in an old Italian fairy tale about a low born cat who uses trickery and wit to gain power and wealth. Popularised by the animated film franchise Shrek, Puss offers his aid to Shrek as he pursues his true love, Fiona, against the forces that seek to tear the two apart. The character of Puss is most recently voiced by Chris Miller in the Dreamworks animation production Puss in Boots, a prequel spin-off of Shrek. The character has captured the imagination of many artists since the tale was first written and has been re-imagined in numerous books, films, and television series across multiple languages over the decades.
Originating from a 1970s American comic strip, Garfield has become a well-known cultural icon. Notorious for being a lazy, coffee-drinking, well-fed house cat who hates Mondays, he made his silver screen debut in the 2004 CGI adventure Garfield: The Movie. The film adapts many of the comic strip characters and follows Garfield as he struggles to adjust to new houseguest and stray dog, Odie, whom he cannot stand. When Odie gains fame at a dog-show competition, Garfield reacts out of jealousy and locks Odie out of the house causing him to run away. But when Garfield discovers Odie has been kidnapped, he puts aside his dislike for the dog and sets out on a rescue mission. The well-loved and widely syndicated comic strip is still running today.
Available on digital download from 10TH DECEMBER and
On Blu-ray and DVD from 12TH DECEMBER
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy and the fifteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is written and directed by James Gunn and stars an ensemble cast featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Kurt Russell. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Guardians travel throughout the cosmos as they help Peter Quill learn more about his true parentage.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was officially announced at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 before the theatrical release of the first film, along with Gunn's involvement once again, with the title of the film revealed a year later in June 2015. The film began principal photography in February 2016 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, and concluded in June 2016.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to be released on May 5, 2017, in 3D and IMAX.