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Summit Entertainment 2013 Movie Preview

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

WARM BODIES
In theaters February 1, 2013.

Directed by JONATHAN LEVINE
Starring NICHOLAS HOULT, TERESA PALMER, ROB CORDDRY, DAVE FRANCO, ANALEIGH TIPTON and JOHN MALKOVICH

A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

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SNITCH
Inspired by true events SNITCH will be released on February 22, 2013.

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh
Starring DWAYNE JOHNSON, SUSAN SARANDON, BENJAMIN BRATT and BARRY PEPPER

In the fast-paced action thriller SNITCH, Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission — risking everything, including his family and his own life.

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NOW YOU SEE ME
In theaters June 7, 2013.

Directed by LOUIS LETERRIER
Starring JESSE EISENBERG, MARK RUFFALO, WOODY HARRELSON, MÉLANIE LAURENT, ISLA FISHER, DAVE FRANCO, COMMON, MICHAEL KELLY, MICHAEL CAINE AND MORGAN FREEMAN

NOW YOU SEE ME pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against “The Four Horsemen”, a super-team of the world’s greatest illusionists. “The Four Horsemen” pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.

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RED 2
In theaters August 2, 2013.

Directed by DEAN PARISOT
Starring BRUCE WILLIS, JOHN MALKOVICH, MARY-LOUISE PARKER with anthony hopkins and helen mirren, catherine zeta-jones, BYUNG HUN LEE, brian cox, neal mcdonough

In RED 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world—and stay alive in the process.

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THE TOMB
In theaters September 27, 2013.




Directed by MIKAEL HÅFSTRÖM
Starring SYLVESTER STALLONE, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, JIM CAVIEZEL, CURTIS “50 CENT” JACKSON, VINNIE JONES, VINCENT D’ONOFRIO and AMY RYAN

Action superstars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up in the action-thriller THE TOMB.  Ray Breslin (Stallone), the world’s foremost authority on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.”  But when he is wrongly imprisoned, he must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.

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ENDER’S GAME
In theaters November 1, 2013

Directed by GAVIN HOOD
Starring ASA BUTTERFIELD, HAILEE STEINFELD, BEN KINGSLEY, VIOLA DAVIS, with ABIGAIL BRESLIN and HARRISON FORD

In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.

Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

Based on the best-selling, award winning novel, ENDER’S GAME is an epic adventure which stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.

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SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD Movie Trailer

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Here is the trailer from Focus Features’ upcoming film SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD. The movie is directed by Lorene Scafaria, starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, Derek Luke, Melanie Lynskey, William Petersen, Gillian Jacobs, T.J. Miller, Patton Oswalt, Bob Stephenson and Mark Moses.

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD opens in theaters June 22, 2012.

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD stars Golden Globe Award winner Steve Carell and Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley and is the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria. Set in a too-near future, the movie explores what people will do when humanity’s last days are at hand. As the respective journeys of Dodge (Mr. Carell) and Penny (Ms. Knightley) converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks – if not the world’s – brighten

Tropfest Film Festival Comes to US

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, today announced the 16 films that will vie for the top prize in its inaugural “All-Star Competition,” to be hosted by Rob Corddry (The Daily Show, Hot Tub Time Machine, Childrens Hospital), during a weekend of free, mostly outdoor events being held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas June 1-3 in celebration of Tropfest’s 20th Official Birthday. The 16 finalists have been culled from the best Tropfest entries of the past two decades. A celebrity and industry panel will select an overall winner live before thousands of festival-goers at the ’main event’ on Sunday, June 3 (A full list of finalists follows).

The films, each less than seven minutes, have been hand-picked by Tropfest founder and acclaimed director John Polson (Hide & Seek, Tenderness) and represent a wide cross section of work whose principals have gone on to great success in front of and behind the camera. Over the past two decades, dozens of successful directors, writers, actors and others have had their start at Tropfest. Festival alumni include: Sam Worthington (Avatar, Last Night); Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Warrior, Animal Kingdom); Alister Grierson (director of the James Cameron-produced Sanctum); and Jason Gann and Tony Rogers, whose Tropfest short, Wilfred, was the genesis of the popular U.S. TV series of the same name starring Elijah Wood.

“I’m very excited about this,” said Corddry. “Tropfest is a perfect match for me. I don’t have the attention span for a full-length film festival.”

For its United States debut in Las Vegas and New York, Tropfest has amassed U.S. Ambassadors including Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anthony Lapaglia, Liev Schreiber and Charles Randolph. The event has traditionally received extraordinary support globally from some of the biggest stars in the international film community, including the most recent iteration of Tropfest Australia where the panel of judges and guests included Kidman, Rush, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Baz Luhrmann and Tobey Maguire.

“For the past 20 years, Tropfest has uncovered some exceptional talent in all aspects of filmmaking, and it was no easy feat to narrow down the All-Star nominees to just sixteen,” said Polson. “I’ve been amazed and delighted watching Tropfest’s audience grow over these two decades and I’m extremely proud to present them to a U.S. audience.”

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the city’s newest luxury resort, will host the first event in the festival’s U.S. debut, Tropfest Las Vegas, starting with a Welcome Party on Friday, June 1, Tropfest’s 20th Birthday Party on Saturday, June 2 and the All-Star Competition on Sunday, June 3.

The weekend’s activities will feature curated short film content, the All-Star Competition and live musical performances from some of the industry’s most exciting new acts. Delta Spirit, who are set to play Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza in coming months, will perform live on Saturday, June 2 at Tropfest’s 20th Birthday Party and singer-songwriter-artist, LP, will close out the All-Star Competition on Sunday, June 3 at the Boulevard Pool. In keeping with Tropfest’s culture globally, the vast majority of access to all events will be FREE.

ALL STAR VOICE CAST LINES UP FOR ANIMATED FAMILY FEATURE ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Rainmaker Entertainment announced today the all-star voice cast for ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH which includes Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, James Gandolfini and Craig Robinson.  The 3D animated family comedy is currently in full production. 
 
The announcement was made today by Donna Gigliotti, TWC’s President of Production, and Catherine Winder, President and Executive Producer, Rainmaker Entertainment.  Both Gigliotti and Winder serve as producers on the animated feature film. 
 
ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH is directed by Cal Brunker, best known for his work on the animated feature films DESPICABLE ME, 9 and HORTON HEARS A WHO!  Producers Gigliotti and Winder are joined by Rainmaker’s Luke Carroll as a producer on the film.  TWC Co-Chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein are executive producers.  The film was written by Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen based on an original screenplay by Tony Leech and Cory Edwards.
 
The 3D animated family comedy ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH catapults movie goers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA’s no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (James Gandolfini), it’s up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and their adventure hungry son Kip!

A film from The Weinstein Company, ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH is produced in association with Rainmaker Entertainment and will be released in the U.S. in 2012.