The Runaways Teaser Trailer


Hot on the heels of new distributor Apparition announcing that it will bring The Runaways to theatres comes a teaser trailer for the film. We get a little taste of Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning in character as Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, and hear Michael Shannon doing some voice over as impresario Kim Fowley. It’s decent-looking stuff, and backed by the band’s catchy hit ‘Cherry Bomb’. Check it out after the break. Read More »


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Apparition Picks Up US Rights to The Runaways


New distributor Apparition has quickly built quite a varied little slate. Black Dynamite and The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day are balanced out by Bright Star and The Young Victoria, and waiting in the wings sometime for 2010 (please!) is Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life.

Now Apparition has added another intriguing film to its collection: Floria Sigsimondi‘s biopic The Runaways, starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. Is this a fait accompli, given that The Runaways was made by Apparition co-founder Bill Pohlad‘s company River Road? Probably, but why make a point of it as long as we get to see the film?  Read More »

The Boondock Saints 2 Expands Nationwide


Apparition and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group have announced that they have decided to expand The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day “nationwide to additional markets” on November 13th 2009. The film grossed over $500,000 this past weekend in just four markets: New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Philadelphia, with a per theater average of over $8,000. Because of the demand/fan base, the studio has announced that they will be opening the movie wider on November 13 to additional cities including Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, and more.

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Apparition has released the opening sequence, the first five minutes, of The Boondock Saints II: All Saint’s Day on IGN. The sequence basically explains why the Saints must return from hiding. What else? A montage set to “badass music” featuring the Saints cutting off their hair/beards and taking showers (yes, I’m serious), an obvious black and white flashback to the original film (couldn’t they have re-filmed the scene from a security camera angle for the news cast instead?), and the introduction of Julie Benz (who many of you will know from Dexter) as Special Agent Eunice Bloom. Watch the 5 minute and 21 second opening sequence embedded after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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