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Antonio Banderas action thriller 'Gun Shy' lands at Saban Films

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Antonio Banderas action thriller 'Gun Shy' lands at Saban Films
Carnaby International handles worldwide sales on action thriller.

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Simon West’s Gun Shy starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko.

Toby Davies and Mark Haskell Smith adapted the novel by Haskell Smith about an aging rock star whose supermodel wife is kidnapped on vacation in Chile.

The pampered superstar must drawn on untested resources as he follows the trail through the back alleys of Santiago and jungles of South America.

West and Jib Polhemus produced through Simon West Productions banner alongside Harry Stourton.

Saban will release Gun Shy theatrically in select cities on September 8. Ness Saban and Bill Bromiley negotiated the deal with the film’s London-based worldwide sales agent Carnaby International.

Gun Shy is a supremely entertaining film,” Bromiley said. “Our audiences will delight in Antonio Banderas’ raucous performance and director Simon West’s unique and wild vision.”

Saban Films recently acquired John Travolta’s Speed Kills and Ethan Hawke
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'Gun Shy' Starring Antonio Banderas Lands at Saban

'Gun Shy' Starring Antonio Banderas Lands at Saban
Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Simon West's Gun Shy, starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko.

The action film was written by Toby Davies and Mark Haskell Smith. West and Jib Polhemus produced under the Simon West Productions banner alongside Harry Stourton.

 

Adapted from the novel also written by Haskell Smith, Gun Shy (formerly titled Salty) follows Turk Henry (Banderas), an aging mid-level rock star whose supermodel wife (Kurylenko) is suddenly kidnapped while they are vacationing in Chile. Accustomed to his extravagant lifestyle and lacking basic life skills, Turk finds himself perplexed in having...
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Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko’s Actioner ‘Gun Shy’ Lands at Saban Films

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Simon West’s action movie “Gun Shy,” starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko.

West directed the film — formerly titled “Salty” — from a script by Toby Davies and Mark Haskell Smith, adapted from Mark Haskell Smith’s novel “Salty.” West and Jib Polhemus produced under the Simon West Productions banner, alongside Harry Stourton.

Gun Shy” follows an aging mid-level rock star whose supermodel wife (Kurylenko) is suddenly kidnapped while they are vacationing in Chile. Accustomed to his superstar lifestyle and lacking basic life skills, he finds himself having to navigate the back alleys of Santiago and South American jungles in order to save his wife from the renegades.

When the film was announced in 2014, the story was set in Thailand with the wife being kidnapped by pirates while elephant trekking.

“‘Gun Shy’ is a supremely entertaining film,” said Saban FilmsBill Bromiley.
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Saban Films Acquires Simon West’s ‘Gun Shy’ Starring Antonio Banderas

Saban Films Acquires Simon West’s ‘Gun Shy’ Starring Antonio Banderas
Saban Films has acquired the Antonio Banderas-starring film Gun Shy for theatrical release. The film, directed by Simon West and previously titled Salty, will be released on Sept. 8 this year. Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion) also stars in the actioner written by Toby Davies and Mark Haskell Smith. West and Jib Polhemus produced under the Simon West Productions banner alongside Harry Stourton. The film was adapted from the novel also written by Smith and…
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Power Recap: Trigger Scorning

Power Recap: Trigger Scorning
Need to catch up? Check out last week’s Power recap here.

For months now, Power has been telling us that “Ghost must die.” This week’s episode brings home the point that if/when James St. Patrick goes to that big nightclub in the sky, Tommy probably won’t be the one who holds the velvet rope aside for him.

Yep, Tommy gets the perfect chance to off his former business partner — per Lobos’ orders — but finds himself literally unable to pull the trigger, a failing he fears will leave him and Holly deader than their pooch once jefe finds out.
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2000 Ad Prog 1874: Hop on for a Great Ride

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2000 Ad, the British sci-fi anthology magazine has been around for nearly 40 years. Let that sink in: 40 years. Since its inception, the publication has survived radical terrorism, made it through the Thatcher administration, witnessed the loss of a princess, had their country host an Olympics ,and more. Week in, week out, no matter what is happening there is one thing we, the people, can count on: there will always be a new 2000 Ad.

This week readers are treated to something truly special from the 2000 Ad camp. While 40 years of backstory is indeed intimidating, The Mighty Tharg, the all powerful alien editor has created the perfect jumping on point for new fans. This weeks prog #1874 features 5 brand new stories featuring some of the biggest names in 2000Ad’s huge stable. With a strong line-up and solid stories contained within, prog 1874 is definitely worth your attention:

Judge Dredd: Mega City Confidential Part
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The 5 Best Music Videos Of The Week

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5) The Ruby Suns “In Real Life”

Directed by Simon Ward

Presented as an American Idol spoof, “In Real Life” is a clever song about escapism and director Simon Ward provides us with an entertaining video to match. We see Ruby Suns frontman Ryan McPhun participating in a game show called “Are You Good at Something?” singing along to the words “I never want to live in real life”. He also plays the judges and audiences members anchoring the message of the song. The anti-reality anthem is the soundtrack to a video that condenses a whole season of the show into four minutes, the video cleverly includes a range of people, genres and covers all aspects of the talent show.

4) Indians “I Am Haunted”

Directed by Winston H. Case

This video is driven by an interesting revolving camera perspective that shows Soren Lokke Juul of Indians as a helpless prisoner tied to a chair.
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Discuss: Who, If Any, Of The Current Crop Of Leading Ladies Are Reliable Box-Office Draws?

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At the start of the week, we examined the state of the A-list leading man, and why, outside of those who've been big draws for years -- Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Johnny Depp et al. -- so few stars seemed to be reliable at bringing audiences to their pictures. But when you look at the leading ladies, things are even more puzzling.

Put simply, the number of actreses who can be deemed consistent box office draws seems to diminish, rather than grow, as each year goes on. In part, it's because it's so rare for the major blockbusters to be lead by a woman: of the top 20 worldwide grossers last year, only "Twilight" could arguably be said to be led by a woman, and holding up those films as a victory for womankind would be an error, given their prehistoric sexual politics. 2010 was a little better, thanks to "Black Swan" and "Alice in Wonderland,
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Sandra Bullock's Mom Dies

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Sandra Bullock's Mom Dies
Sandra Bullock has dropped everything and flown back to her Texan home following the death of her mother. The grieving Speed (1994) star was devastated to hear her mother, German opera singer HELGA MEYER, had passed away and immediately rushed to her mother's home. But her absence has left a few problems for the cast of her new movie 28 Days (2000) - who were expecting her to show up at the film's lavish Hollywood world premiere tomorrow. A source close to the star says, "Sandra is very upset and we don't think she'll be attending the premiere. "Obviously, at a time like this, she just wants to be with her family and friends." German-born Helga had previously worked alongside her daughter and sang on the soundtrack of her last movie Gun Shy (2000).

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