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Film Productions / Re: Saoirse news thread....
« Last post by Steve 7216 on May 25, 2017, 11:50:25 PM »
Hanna is the type of film where the fine details aren't the most important for the viewer.  You just have to go with the flow.   :)  I'm pretty sure the real mom in the film and her story were created as the production added Farr as the co-script writer.  The way in which the children were genetically enhanced sort of escapes me, but again, I believe the film is part fantasy/fairy tale, and those types of granular details are not the most critical elements compared to the off- kilter feel and strange vibe of the film.

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Film Productions / Re: On Chesil Beach
« Last post by Steve 7216 on May 25, 2017, 11:40:49 PM »
Yes, the film is ready to go so to speak, and my feeling is it's more likely the acquisition by a N. American distributor happens when it debuts at the very first festival.  If it finds a buyer before a festival, then so much the better.  The U.K. market and the release are IMO separate from what transpires here in N. America.  The January release is fine considering BAFTA needs to screen the film by 15 December for it to be an eligible best film possibility.  I assume the date will be the same this year, but I'm going by what BAFTA posted on its website last year.   
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Film Productions / Re: Saoirse news thread....
« Last post by Poetswan on May 25, 2017, 11:04:56 PM »
Hanna meeting up with other kids would be a great storyline Steve, and I also thought about the possibility of Marissa being her mother, but I recently rewatched the movie and its started that Hanna's real mother was picked at an abortion clinic, which would imply that she was already pregnant with Hanna when the agency contacted her, although that totally goes against the fact that Hanna is genetically modified, because how would they change her DNA if she was already a fetus?
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Film Productions / Re: On Chesil Beach
« Last post by Poetswan on May 25, 2017, 10:58:50 PM »
Do you guys think this confirm that  they are planning on realeasing it in a festival this year? Because, for me, it makes no sense to test the reception of the movie with the UK public to then realease it in the US also next year  :(
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Film Productions / Re: On Chesil Beach
« Last post by Steve 7216 on May 25, 2017, 05:01:03 PM »
If they keep the same procedures like 2016, then the date won't be a problem jlent.  Here is the rule regarding eligibility:

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Thursday 15 December

Films released in the UK after 1 January 2017 must be screened to BAFTA voters by this date to qualify.

Presently, there has been no word about OCB concerning a N. American distributor, but I think the deal will be made at the first festival the film is shown at this fall.
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Film Productions / Re: On Chesil Beach
« Last post by jlent on May 25, 2017, 11:24:56 AM »
I think this is good. It is my (very limited) understanding - and please, help from British members, if you are out there - to be eligible for a BAFTA, a film must have a UK theatrical release no fewer than seven days before the awards ceremony. The 2018 Awards are scheduled for Feb. 18, so Jan. 20 would be a prime opening in England, even as it would be awful for the US. January is when bad movie are released here.
Lionsgate is the UK distributor. Does the US even have one yet?
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Film Productions / On Chesil Beach
« Last post by Bella on May 25, 2017, 09:06:08 AM »
So... IMDB posted the UK release date on the Chesil Beach page:

January 19, 2018.

Sounds worrying at first, since I thought it might get dumped + overshadowed by the other awards season films that are sure to come, but then I checked the same UK weekend of this year (Jan. 20 2017) and Lion and Jackie were released at that time frame too. So, who knows - its release could go either way regarding how confident they are towards the film's quality.
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Film Productions / Re: Saoirse news thread....
« Last post by Steve 7216 on May 23, 2017, 11:59:16 PM »
Here's The Hollywood Reporter's link: http://tinyurl.com/kz3l8xp

There's a lot they could do with the series.  For example, Seth Lochhead was the one who wrote the original story while he was still in school, but he and the writer who shared screenwriting credit had envisioned a twist where Marissa actually was Hanna's mother in the very first version.  One can sort of intuit that this might have been a possibility from a careful watching of the film, but it wouldn't have been too cool for her commit matricide at the very end.  So, they created a different mom and a backstory around her.  However, this should be included in the series, for it certainly will lend a very serious and dramatic arc to her character.

In addition, I felt long ago if they had given us a follow-up film that we'd discover more children had actually survived when the program was "closed" by whoever had authority over it at the time.  Hanna is now compelled to find these survivors, and there is one male her age who would understand her better than anyone else in the world.   ;)

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Film Productions / Re: Saoirse news thread....
« Last post by Poetswan on May 23, 2017, 09:23:04 PM »
I am thrilled with the Hanna news, i think the could make a great serie since tv has been becoming so good. I will have to try not be too judgemental with the main actress they choose  ;D of course she will never be as good as Saoirse.
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Film Productions / Re: Saoirse news thread....
« Last post by BrazenRaisin on May 23, 2017, 02:08:56 PM »
The Sun has reported that Saoirse's production company made a profit of €400k:

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A record year for Slaney Productions Limited saw profits rocket by €408,352 during 2016, leaving the firm with cash pile of €453,110 at the end of last year.

There's still nothing attached to the company, so I'm inclined to say the money was a personal investment rather than the result of revenue. Saoirse has spoken before about how she'd like to try her hand at producing and from the looks of things she'll be doing just that soon enough, which is the actual story here - the big jump can only mean wheels are in motion. €400k isn't exactly a lot of money as far as filmmaking is concerned, but even just a fraction of it would be a fair chunk of change for a local production, which is presumably where she'd start. Lower cost, less risk.

And with The Sun being The Sun:

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Saoirse went out on a number of dates with Hozier.

Just as conspicuously baseless as it was two weeks ago, but the strong past tense does stand out. I suppose this is The Sun's way of acknowledging they were wrong.

Edit: And Twitter is abuzz with the news that Amazon has picked up the TV adaptation of Hanna. Those are some big shoes to fill.
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