First stills from ‘Emperor’ starring Sophie and Adrien Brody have been added to the gallery.
“Emperor” is an action/epic about a young girl who seeks revenge on the holy roman Emperor Charles V for the death of her father. It happens in a world of wealth, debauchery, violent retaliations, sex, manipulation and treason … it’s the 16th century revisited.
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VARIETY – Lisa Loven Kongsli, Sophie Cookson and Peter Franzen have joined Bel Powley in the World War II drama “Ashes in the Snow.”
Radiant International is launching sales at the Cannes Film Festival on “Ashes,” which is currently in production. Jonah Hauer-King, Martin Wallstrom, Sam Hazeldine, James Cosmo, Adrian Schiller and Tom Sweet also star.
Powley portrays a 16-year-old aspiring artist who is separated from her family amidst Stalin’s reign of terror in the Baltic region during World War II. She risks her life and uses her art to secretly send messages to her imprisoned father to let him know she is still alive.
Ramunas Greicius filmed the winter scenes earlier this year in Lithuania. The final summer scenes will shoot this May and June.
“Ashes” is based on Ruta Sepetys’ 2011 novel “Between Shades of Gray,” based on the true story of Irena Spakauskiene. The film adaptation is written by Ben York Jones (“Like Crazy”).
Director Marius Markevicius is also producing alongside Chris Coen and Zilvinas Naujokas. Jonathan Schwartz is executive producing. Markevicius directed the documentary “The Other Dream Team,” and produced “Like Crazy” and “The Way Back.”
We were waiting for this news and Sophie has officially confirmed that she will be back as Roxy in the ‘Kingsman’ sequel (titled Kingsman: The Golden Circle)! We will update the site and twitter once we know more about it.
— Sophie Cookson (@CooksonSophie) April 8, 2016
Here’s the first trailer for ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’, in theaters April 2016. Sophie plays Pippa and unfortunately, that is the only thing we know at the moment but we will update the site/twitter as soon as we have more information.
Before Ravenna was defeated by Snow White, she stood by as Freya was betrayed and fled into the wilderness, where she built an icy palace and amassed an army of killer huntsmen. Eric and Sara were her two most beloved warriors, until they fell in love and she banished them. Years later, after learning that her sister has been defeated, Freya seeks to reclaim Ravenna’s Magic Mirror, only to find that it can help to resurrect her sister. Together, the pair team up to start a new reign of terror, as only evil queen sisters can.
SUPERHEROHYPE – The Hollywood Reporter brings word that 20th Century Fox is tentatively planning an April 2016 start date for the previously-confirmed Kingsman sequel. Two points to note about this, however, are that star Taron Egerton is set to begin work on Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins in February, which could conflict with the sequel’s start date (though the outlet notes it will all likely be worked out), and in addition, the script for the follow-up has yet to be completed.
Director Matthew Vaughn is currently penning a draft for the Kingsman sequel, which he previously revealed will feature an American version of the British Kingsman agency and that he might return to direct the sequel despite having never done so with his previous films.
Based upon the 2012 Icon Comics miniseries by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
The film stars Academy Award winners Colin Firth and Michael Caine alongside Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong and newcomers Taron Egerton, Sofia Boutella and Sophie Cookson. Scripted by Vaughn and Jane Goldman, Kingsman: The Secret Service grossed over $412 million at the global box office.
FILM MUSIC REPORTER – Abel Korzeniowski has signed on to score the upcoming historical action adventure Emperor. The film is directed by Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day, The Edge, Next, Along Came a Spider) and stars Adrien Brody, Sophie Cookson, Paz Vega, Eddie Marsan, Gotz Otto, Bill Skarsgard, Thomas Kretschmann, Oliver Platt and Rutger Hauer. The movie centers on the brilliant strategist Emperor Charles V, trying to hold together a fragmented Empire, in a 16th century world of wealth, debauchery, violent retaliations, sex, manipulation and treason. Michael Thomas (The Devil’s Double, Ladyhawke, Backbeat) and Jeffrey Hatcher (The Duchess) have written the screenplay. Paul Breuls (Killing Season, Third Person), Michael John Fedun and Catherine Vandeleene (The Lovers, The Devil’s Double) are producing the project. Rick McCallum (Star Wars) serves as an executive producer. Emperor is currently in post-production. No release date has been announced yet.
Korzeniowski (A Single Man, Romeo & Juliet, W.E.) who recently received his first Emmy Award nomination for Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is also set to return to score the show’s third season, which will premiere next year.
#THECRUCIFIXION, written and produced by Circle clients the Hayes brothers, has begun principle photography in Romania!
— Circle of Confusion (@ofConfusion) September 22, 2015
ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE – The filmmaking duo behind ‘The Conjuring’, brothers Chad and Carey Hayes have a new project under way titled, ‘The Crucifixion’. This supernatural thriller is being directed by Xavier Gens (Hitman) and produced by Peter Safran (The Conjuring) and the Hayes brothers themselves. The film has now begun principle photography in Romania, according to Deadline, which should put the it’s release in 2016.
The cast includes ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ actress Sophie Cookson, Javier Botet (Mama), Alexis Rodney (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Radu Andrei Micu of ‘Dead in Tombstone’, among others.
In ‘The Crucifixion’ a priest, jailed for the murder of a nun thought to be possessed, after she dies during the exorcism. A journalist delves into the story to try to determine what really happened and if the priest killed a mentally ill nun or lost the battle with a demonic entity.