Sony Pictures Releasing Italia has signed a deal to add thirteen titles acquired by independent company Mediafilm to its own line in 2009, with additional titles expected in 2010-2011.
The first Mediafilm title to come under the agreement is the mystery-thriller Franklyn starring Eva Green and Ryan Phillippe. Franklyn is now set for a 17 April, 2009 release via Sony as a result of the agreement.
The agreement supports the trend for a more consistent spread of releases over the calendar year in Italy.
Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd was surely missed in “Quantum of Solace”. Not only by James Bond, but also by the viewers. Fortunately we had a few photos and lots of mention to Bond’s first true love to keep her present.
I already have my DVD. Be sure to buy yours! 😉
Worldwide Release Dates
* AUSTRALIA – 18 March
* UK – 23 March
* NORTH AMERICA – 24 March
* NETHERLANDS – 25 March
* SWEDEN – 25 March
* SPAIN – 25 March
* ITALY – 26 March
* GERMANY – 27 March
* MEXICO – 27 March
* SWITZERLAND – March/May
* FRANCE – 13 May
* JAPAN – 16 June
* BRAZIL – 24 June (retail) / 23 March (rental)
Thanks to CommanderBond.net for the release dates.
Asian influences infused the sumptuous, sequin-embroidered silks and astrakhan outerwear gracing the catwalk Friday at the Christian Dior ready-to-wear show.
Dior designer John Galliano borrowed from elements of Mughal, Turkish and Mongolian dress for the fall 2009-winter 2010 collection, adapting them to the French label’s signature style which was forged in the 1940s by Dior himself.
Ethnic black and white fabric lent the hallmark Dior skirt suit an Eastern touch, while drop-crotch pants that flared to wide triangles through the knees and tapered tight around the ankles were more overtly Mughal looking.
A pantsuit in canary yellow with layers of flowing, flouncy skirts and eye-popping Ceylon beadwork around the neckline looked as if it had been plucked out of an Iranian miniature.
French actress and former Bond girl Eva Green, the face of the label’s Poison perfume, called the show a “spectacle.”
“It’s at the same time sexy, but not too much so,” she told reporters outside the tent, adding that she was dressed in head-to-toe Dior.
The calendar wallpaper for March is available in the Fan Art gallery. A big thank you goes out to mata as usual!
Many thanks to Franziska for sending me exclusive scans from Vanity Fair Germany! What a nice surprise to find the scans in my mailbox!
The interview is the same that was published by Vanity Fair Italy last January.
Eva’s management say that they’ve heard about the project, but there’s no discussion at the moment about Eva.
Still have no idea what Gerald McMorrow’s “Franklyn” is really about? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. The whole Preest/masked vigilante plot in a future London makes it sound like something along the lines of “V For Vendetta”, but then there’s a whole other angle set in contemporary London, and involves a jilted groom, a suicidal artist, and a priest in search of his missing son. Very confusing. The only thing I can be sure of is that it should look really, really good. And on a budget, no less.
ScreenDaily.com has seen the movie, and says this about it:
Set partially in a futuristic place called Meanwhile City, where the feeling is baroque Bladerunner, and also in present-day London, Franklyn’s biggest stumbling block is that it waits too long to connect the plotlines and pushes the viewer perhaps too hard for forbearance on the way there. For a sci-fi crowd, the V For Vendetta or Dark City audience, this won’t pose too big a problem, but Franklyn’s commercial prospects are cult-level, at least theatrically. Having Ryan Philippe in the lead role would perhaps augur better if he wasn’t shrouded in a hood for most of the proceedings, a very strange choice indeed.
There are no Stateside release dates for the film as of yet.
Starring Eva Green, Ryan Philippe, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill, Art Malik, and Susannah York. Director Gerald McMorrow makes his feature film debut.
Thanks to evafan for the heads-up!
I’ll be adding screencaps soon. 😉
Brit flick Franklyn is his first post-divorce movie, and filming in Britain on the low-budget independent picture allowed him to escape from the Hollywood microscope, while staying in touch with his son and daughter via webcam.
He stars alongside Bond girl Eva Green in a Twilight Zone-style thriller, where he plays a masked detective on the run in a mysterious futuristic world. Originally the role was supposed to be filled by Ewan McGregor.
“It’s really like nothing else you’ve ever seen,” he says. “That’s the kind of stuff I try to find. It’s really original. The closest description I can come up with is Batman meets Magnolia.”
Even the makers of Franklyn, the “British Blade Runner”, struggle to tell our correspondent what it’s about
It’s late at night on the cobbled winter streets of East London, and the cast and crew of the ambitious new Britflick Franklyn are struggling with semantics. “It’s a somewhat arty philosophical science fiction romance thriller,” says the film’s 29-year-old star Sam Riley, hands deep in raincoat pockets, tongue only half in cheek, as he describes his first film since playing Joy Division’s Ian Curtis in the award-winning Control. But Franklyn, whose filming is due to culminate this very night in a side street shoot-out and rain-soaked reconciliation, is proving impossibly difficult to explain, to distil or to quantify.
— Thanks to Miss Green’s management for keeping us posted on the veracity or not of her projects: “Variety do jump the gun a bit sometimes! Eva hasn’t technically signed as yet, it’s nearly there and she has agreed to star in principal. It’s very close, due to start shooting next week!” They’ve also kindly sent me the “Womb” Press Release that you can read here. And let me confirm this once and for all, “Franklyn” comes out on Feb 27th in the UK. —
Eva Green has signed to star in the futuristic drama “Womb,” Hungarian helmer Benedek Fliegauf’s first English-language film.
Produced by Roman Paul and Gerhard Meixner of Berlin-based Razor Film (“Waltz With Bashir”) and Andras Muhi of Inforg Studio Budapest, pic tells the story of a grieving widow, played by Green, who decides to clone her late husband. Matt Smith (who has been tapped to replace David Tennant in the BBC’s “Dr. Who”) co-stars.
Cedomir Kolar and Marc Baschet of Paris-based ASAP Films, ZDF/ Arte and Arte Cinema are co-producing the film.
Fliegauf, who won a Golden Leopard in Locarno in 2007 for his experimental pic “Milky Way,” will begin production on the film in March on the North Sea coast.
“‘Womb’ is one of the most touching and impressive love stories we have read in recent times,” said Michael Weber, managing director of the Match Factory, which is handling international sales on the pic.
Some new old scans for our “Return to the Past” series. 😉
Marlène Jobert was due in 80 days when she gave this interview to Paris Match.
Thanks to the wonderful Lorna for the scans!!! 😀
PS: The two missing pages are new in the gallery.
Before I continue with the “Return to the Past” series, here’s a gorgeous scan of a grow-up Eva from the time of the “Kingdom of Heaven” promotion.