AFM: American Film Market News

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First Look At Jean-Claude Van Damme In 'Swelter'

fb.indiewire.com – When he's not doing epic splits, Jean-Claude Van Damme is also making movies, and his latest, "Swelter," might get you hot under the collar. And certainly the heat is coming off this first image. He stars alongside Alfred Molina, Lennie James, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Freya Tingley in the thriller which has just left the American Film Market having pretty much sold out around the world. 5 years 51 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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AFM: Anchor Bay Picks Up Drag Racing Pic 'Snake & Mongoo$e'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Anchor Bay Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Snake & Mongoo$se in a post-AFM deal. The fast-paced pic produced by Entertainment Universe and Rhino Films tells the true life story of the friendship and rivalry between 1960s Southern California drag racing champs Don “Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoo$e” McEwen. 5 years 52 weeks ago via jackiechan
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AFM: Kristen Stewart's 'American Ultra' Sold in Asia (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Indie comedy “American Ultra,” starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, has picked up traction at the American Film Market with multiple market sales for Asia. Apsara Distribution, IM Global’s pan-Asian rights buying and distribution division, acquired the film from FilmNation for Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam and India. 6 years 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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AFM: Tupac Biopic Set for Spring 2014 Shoot

feedproxy.google.com – The long-gestating project has gotten the greenlight from producers Morgan Creek and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.The long-gestating Tupac biopic has finally set a shooting date, with producers/financiers Morgan Creek and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films announcing plans to begin principal photography on the film next spring. The two companies held a reception for friends and supporters of the late, great hip hop artist at the Zanzibar in Santa Monica last Thursday where producer Randall Emmett confirmed the 2014 shoot is a go. 6 years 2 days ago via jetli
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AFM: Isla Fisher, Ellen Barkin, Jim Parsons Haunt Blumhouse Thriller 'Visions'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Blumhouse continues to refine its micro-budget genre formula, and it looks like one evolving factor is the casts are getting better. Jason Blum’s division is negotiating with Isla Fisher, Ellen Barkin and Jim Parsons to star in Visions, a Kevin Greutert-directed thriller that Blumhouse International is selling at AFM. 6 years 6 days ago via jetli
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Nicolas Cage's Martial Arts 'Outcast' Now Shooting (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Production is now under way in China on “Outcast,” a Chinese-themed action movie starring Nicolas Cage. The film, repped at AFM by Easternlight, the Asian label of Arclight Films, is the directorial debut of British stunt director Nick Powell, who has won five Taurus awards for his stunt escapades and was action choreographer on “The... 6 years 1 week ago via brucelee
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AFM: Genre Label Hatches With Thriller 'Estranged' And Redo Of George Romero's 'Day Of The Dead'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Get ready for a new genre label in Vicarious Entertainment. The shingle is being hatched by 1821 Media’s Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas, who wrapped the Natalie Portman-starrer Jane Got A Gun and are developing The Odyssey at Warner Bros. The new label will develop, produce and finance four to six thriller and horror feature films. 6 years 1 week ago via brucelee
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AFM: John Cusack-Thomas Jane's 'Drive Hard' Gets U.S. Distribution

variety.com – In a deal on the second day of the American Film Market, Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to the actioner “Drive Hard,” starring John Cusack and Thomas Jane. Voltage Pictures is selling international markets at AFM. “Drive Hard” recently finished production in Australia and is set for a theatrical release next year. 6 years 1 week ago via jackiechan
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AFM: Alexa Vega, Joanna Going, William Mapother on '6 Figures'

variety.com – Alexa Vega (“Machete Kills”), “Mad Men” thesp Joanna Going and William Mapother (“Lost”) are heading to the Mojave Desert for action-thriller “6 Figures.” Double Dutch International has pacted with Fishbowl Films, co-founded by Diane Becker and Melanie Miller, to sell the project at the American Film Market. Barbara Stepansky, who won the Academy Nicholl Fellowship... 6 years 1 week ago via jetli
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Freida Pinto Sets Sights on Comedy With 'Mis-Fits' (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Freida Pinto looks set for a change of direction with comedy “Mis-Fits,” which sales company FilmSharks Intl. will introduce at the AFM. The fiction feature debut of writer-director L.D. Napier, and produced by Doug Claybourne, “Mis-Fits” toplines Guy Pearce as a Brooklyn detective, whose job is to find dead relatives. 6 years 1 week ago via brucelee
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