During a podcast this week Bernard Rose, Frankenstein’s director, showed the first trailer for Frankenstein, I’ve upload it to our YouTube channel and you can watch bellow:
You can watch the whole podcast here, Bernard talks about his movies, include ‘Frankenstein’ and a bit of Xavier.
And Xavier will be back in Australia (Sydney, Belvoir Company from June 18 – July 26, to be more specific) to do another play! This time is the play “The Dog/The Cat” and you can get tickets here, more info bellow:
Xavier Samuel (Adore, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) will be returning to Australian shores to star in The Dog / The Cat alongside Andrea Demetriades (Janet King, Crownies ABC1) and Benedict Hardie (The Water Diviner).
The Dog / The Cat is a delightful double bill from two of the hottest playwrights around, Brendan Cowell and Lally Katz. Something ridiculous and sweet and just for fun.
When two men share custody of a dog, and they both meet the same woman, with said dog, in the park, well nothing but hilarity can ensue. Cowell paints a not-so-flattering portrait of the tricky line between mateship and romance, and of the insatiable appetite of Jack Russell terriers for the most disgusting things they can find.
Owning a cat is not easy. Co-owning a cat with your ex is less easy. Co-owning a smart-talking, irritable, meddling cat with your ex is comedy. If this sounds to you like the kind of thing Lally Katz (Stories I Want to Tell You in Person,Neighbourhood Watch) should write, you’re right. There is no-one else who does charming, funny and unlikely quite like Katz.
Samuel will be playing the role Brendan Cowell was originally cast in. Cowell is no longer able to appear in the production due to commitments with his feature film Ruben Guthrie.
Hello guys, I’ve finally made time to upload 19 HQ pictures from LIFF 2015, they’re from the premiere on saturday 9 and the screening/Q&A on sunday 10.
I’d like to draw attention to something very unpleasant happening. There’s a reason why I put tag on the pictures and it’s because I spent a lot of time and sometimes even money to get them, so I’d like to ask nicely to a certain facebook page and a instagram account to stop cropping out the tag/putting your tag and don’t even credit me! You guys know who you are. Want to take off my tag? Ok, at least give me a link back. And please stop taking off my tag and putting yours, thanks!
Appearances > 2015 > Louisiana Internacional Film Festival 2015 – 09-10/05
‘Cook’ it’s now called Henry Joseph Church, the name of Eddie Murphy character.
Bruce Beresford is putting the finishing touches to his US indie drama starring Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Lucy Fry and Xavier Samuel.
The working title was Cook but it’s been retitled Henry Joseph Church, the name of Murphy’s character, an artistic chef who is hired to provide meals to the family of a dying man.
The screenplay by Susan McMartin (Two And A Half Men, Californication) is based on her experiences with the chef that came to live with her and her mother when she was a child.
The narrative unfolds over 15 years as Henry becomes a surrogate father.
Robertson, who was a regular in TV’s Under the Dome before scoring the female lead opposite George Clooney in Disney’s upcoming mystery-adventure Tomorrowland, plays the deceased daughter’s Charlotte.
Aussie Fry, who co-starred with Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell in Greg Mclean’s LA-shot psychological thriller 6 Miranda Drive, is Charlotte’s friend Poppy.
“Eddie is a very good actor and very pleasant to work with,” Beresford told IF after shooting a pick-up scene with Robertson in Boston.
The cast also includes Natascha McElhone as Charlotte’s mother, Samuel as Owen, a school friend who becomes a doctor, and and Christian Madsen.
The producers are Courtney Solomon, Mark Canton, Lee Nelson and David Buelow. They will look to sign US and international distribution deals after the film is ready to screen for buyers.
Also, a quick update on ‘Love and Friendship’ by it’s director Whit Stillman:
Protagonist Pictures @protagonistpics shows 1st sneak peek (promo) of Love & Friendship on the big screen at Arcades 1 Cannes 3.30 pm Tues.
— Whit Stillman (@WhitStillman) May 11, 2015
Hello guys! ‘Frankenstein’ had it US Premiere at Louisiana Internacional Film Festival on saturday, 09/05. Xavier won the award for best actor! Feeling very proud, congrats Xavier! I’m uploading pictures from the red carpet/film makers lounge along pictures from a special screening/Q&A yesterday. Enjoy it!
Appearances > 2015 > Louisiana Internacional Film Festival 2015 – 09-10/05
I’ve been away for a while, as I had to travel so I made a massive post with all news related to ‘Frankenstein’ check out:
Frankenstein won it first award at BIFF 2015, “Golden Raven” // Source
‘Frankenstein’ Bought for U.S. by Alchemy:
Independent distributor Alchemy has acquired U.S. rights to Bernard Rose’s modern-day “Frankenstein,” starring Xavier Samuel (“Twilight”), Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd and Danny Huston.
The film won the Golden Raven award at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. “Frankenstein” is set in Los Angeles and told from the perspective of the monster, who’s been left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists.
Producers are Gabriela Bacher for Summerstorm, Heidi Jo Markel for Eclectic Pictures, Jennifer Holliday Morrison for Bad Badger, and Film House Germany’s Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann. Avi Lerner is exec producing, and Nu Image is handling international sales.
US Premiere at the Louisiana International Film Festival 2015
The Louisiana International Film Festival’s 2015 program includes world premieres and acclaimed films that have toured the global festival circuit.
As previously announced, the fest will open with the gala premiere of Paul Feig’s raucous Melissa McCarthy comedy “Spy” on May 7. Louisiana will host the American premiere of director Bernard Rose’s (“Candyman”) “Frankenstein,” starring Xavier Samuel as the titular Mary Shelley monster roaming current day Los Angeles, on May 9.
And here is a great review, SPOILERS AHEAD, it’s your choice to read it or not.
Thanks to DreadCentral we got a new still from ‘Frankenstein’ featuring Xavier, Carrie-Ann Moss and Danny Huston. The movie will world premiere this coming weekend at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.
FRANKENSTEIN is set in present day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.
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Hello guys, I’ve added 3 ‘Love and Firiendship’ behind the scenes pictures to the gallery.
Movies > Love and Friendship (2015) > Behind The Scenes
The producer behind AFI-nominated war drama Beneath Hill 60 is exploring the events surrounding the conception of one of Banjo Paterson’s most iconic songs. Waltzing Matilda will be a western-romance featuring Xavier Samuel in the lead role as Banjo Paterson. Morgan O’Neill will direct.
“I saw what Morgan did with The Factory, how he directed John Cusack, and the way he also directed Sam Worthington in Drift and I asked if he would be interested in making Waltzing Matilda as a Western,” says producer Bill Leimbach. “He loved the idea and I know he’ll create a fantastic genre piece.”
Leimbach previously made a documentary on the Banjo Paterson ballad in 1995, entitled Waltzing Matilda: The Song That Shaped a Nation, which explored the origin of the famous prose and the subsequent relationship between Paterson and twin love interests Sarah and Christina Macpherson. The upcoming $10 million feature film will follow this menage a trois love story.
“It was this one little element about this love affair between them that always stuck with me,” says the producer. “Also, Queensland was under military rule and there was a real battle going on. It lends itself to the western genre, so we’re creating an action packed western love story that honours the heritage.”
Paterson’s legendary anthem was inspired by a worker’s strike that turned violent and resulted in the destruction of a woolshed at a station called Dagworth in Winton, which killed dozens of sheep. The owners of the homestead, the Macphersons, together with the police, went after a German man named Samuel Hoffmeister. Instead of facing capture, Hoffmeister took his own life at the Combo Waterhole.
Bob Macpherson is said to have told the story to Paterson when they went riding together in Dagworth and passed the waterhole. The song derived from Macpherson’s sister Christina, who replayed a tune she’d heard by a military band at the Warrnambool races on her zither. Paterson put the words to the tune, inspired by the story he’d heard and called it ‘Waltzing Matilda’.
“We didn’t want to do a biopic because that’s very predictable and not very exciting – we want it to be a story based on those events,” says Leimbach. “There’s so much unknown. We know he went up there, we know the song was first sung at his hotel and that those women were around, but we obviously don’t know what went on behind closed doors. We’re taking a big leap, but I think it’s going to be exciting and we’re proud of what we’ve got.”
True to the location of the events, filming will take place in Winton, Western Queensland, the same rural town that also served memorable locales and action sequences for John Hillcoat’s western The Proposition and more recently Ivan Sen’s crime drama Mystery Road.
“That’s where the song was born so we’re honouring that, but we’re also looking at a couple of homesteads in Townsville, which is where we made Beneath Hill 60. It all depends on the regional support we obtain.”
Production on Waltzing Matilda is anticipated to commence later this year.
Hi guys, I’ve upload the first still from ‘Frankenstein’, which will have its world premiere in April at The Brussels International Fantasy Film Festival, among a new synopsis.
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This latest adaptation of Mary Shelley’s immortal classic is set in present day Los Angeles and is told entirely from the perspective of the Monster, who’s called Adam. After he is artificially created with a revolutionary 3D printer by Elizabeth and Victor Frankenstein, a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is left for dead by his creators. He is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.
Bernard Rose, the director of Paperhouse (Golden Raven BIFFF 1990) and Candyman (BIFFF 1993) returns to Brussels with a truly original version of the famous horror tale that is an existential roller coaster that is both emotional and terrifying. While older versions of Frankenstein have focused on reanimating the dead, this movie explores creating life from nothing, just as Mary Shelley originally imagined. Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein can count on a terrific cast, led by Xavier Samuel (Adore, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Fury) as Adam and with Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix Trilogy) and Danny Huston (American Horror Story: Coven, Big Eyes) as Elizabeth and Victor Frankenstein, and Tony Todd (Candyman) as their assistant Eddie. Special effects are courtesy of Randy Westgate (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).