neon acquisitions

Neon has had a banner year since picking up the U.S. distribution rights to Parasite, ushering the film to a history-making Best Picture win at the 2020 Oscars. Now the indie film distributor has won the domestic rights to the Nicolas Cage revenge thriller Pig and the Sundance favorite Possessor, directed by Brandon Cronenberg.

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most dangerous game trailer

There sure are a lot of movies and TV shows about people being hunted for sport, aren’t there? First the controversial feature film The Hunt was released a few weeks ago, and now Quibi is getting in on the man-hunting action with Most Dangerous Game. Liam Hemsworth stars as a man who allows himself to be hunted for 24 hours to earn a $24.5 million prize in a series that will be told in “bite-sized” episodes as befitting the forthcoming mobile streaming platform. Watch the official Most Dangerous Game trailer below.

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arkansas trailer

Hollywood has been trying to make Liam Hemsworth a star for years, casting the hunky Aussie in your garden variety action films, blockbuster sequels, and romances. But maybe all he needed to do to prove his star power was grow a beard and throw himself into a slightly weird crime thriller. Hemsworth stars in Arkansas, a somewhat offbeat crime thriller directed by Clark Duke that follows two petty criminals who find themselves in the crosshairs of a drug kingpin played by Vince Vaughn.

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Contagion coronavirus

Steven Soderbergh‘s 2011 movie Contagion shot back up the iTunes charts in January of this year, long before the coronavirus (aka COVID-19) was officially declared a worldwide pandemic. We wrote about how the film was eerily prescient, and in a new interview, that movie’s writer, Scott Z. Burns, addresses the comparisons between the film and our current reality, talks about the biggest mistake we’re making in combating the virus right now, and more. Read his quotes below. Read More »

Uma Thurman Apple

Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) is heading to AppleTV+. The actress is set to star in Suspicion, which is not the long-gestating remake of the Alfred Hitchcock film, but instead is a remake of an Israeli television series called False Flag. Get the details about the new “high-paced thriller” below.
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The Platform Trailer

There are countless science fiction films that serve as provocative allegories about society at large, ranging from Fritz Lang’s classic Metropolis all the way back in 1927 to Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 from 2009 and plenty more in between and beyond. Netflix is bringing us another one from Spain by way of director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia.

The Platform takes place in a vertical prison where inmates are assigned to a level and forced to ration food from a platform that moves between the floors. The top floors get exquisite feasts while the lower levels get less and less as the meal platform comes down to them. Sure, it’s a bit on the nose, but if you watch The Platform trailer, you’ll see that this looks outstanding. Read More »

The Independent

Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Big Sick) continues to add fascinating projects to his already eclectic resume. Hot on the heels of launching the AppleTV+ anthology series Little America, the actor/writer/producer has signed on to star in a political thriller called The Independent, in which he’ll play a journalist who uncovers a conspiracy. Read More »

the good nurse

Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne have got the cure for true-crime fatigue, and it is the upcoming serial killer thriller The Good Nurse. Chastain and Redmayne are attached to star in Tobias Lindholm‘s (The Hunt) English-language directorial debut The Good Nurse, based on the true story of Charlie Cullen, a nurse regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Netflix is nearing a deal to buy the rights of the thriller in one of the biggest sales deals to come out of the European Film Market.

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the postcard killings trailer

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is trading his blood-stained bat for blood-drained murder victims in The Postcard Killings, which adapts James Patterson and Liza Marklund‘s #1 New York Times bestselling thriller about a New York detective who joins an international manhunt for a serial killer who had brutally murdered his daughter and son-in-law on their honeymoon in London. And like many a nefarious serial killer, this killer has a calling card — a postcard, in fact. Watch The Postcard Killings trailer below.

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flash crash

Hot off the buzzy release of the trailer for the Arthurian thriller The Green Knight, Dev Patel is proving his leading man chops with a starring role in a financial thriller under New Regency. Dev Patel will star in Flash Crash, a dramatic thriller based on Liam Vaughan’s upcoming book based on the true story about an financial outsider who finds a way to beat the stock market.

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