A hijacking

Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling and Dar Salim
Directed by Tobias Lindholm

Having begun his career as a TV scribe Tobias Lindholm got co-writing duties on Thomas Vinterberg's "Submarino" (2010) and "The Hunt" (2012). He collaborated with Michael Noer ("Northwest") on scripting and directing in 2010. These efforts seem to have naturally led Lindholm to direct "Hijacking," his first solo effort. Danish cargo ship M.V. Rosen is hijacked in the middle of the Indian Ocean ... more >

A dark truth

Action thriller sees a corporation confronted by a community

In "A dark truth" man's inhumanity and his unconscious actions against the environment are in question, as is his moral and ethical obligation where boundaries, borders and human interaction are concerned. With the problem of our depleting water stock as the backdrop, a multinational corporation disregards basic human needs, which of course results in widespread illness and a social uprising. The ... more >

MAG Pictures Acquires Bel Ami

Film is slated for June 8 release

Magnolia Pictures has acquired the rights to Bel Ami, an adaptation of the Guy Maupassant novel by the same name. Cast includes, Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci (pictured) and Colm Meaney star in the novel about a manipulative young social climber in 19th century Paris. Bel Ami received its world premiere in Berlin last month. Declan Donnellan (a British ... more >

Magnolia Pictures’ HEADHUNTERS

Coming this April

Norway conjures sun-drenched snow and blond people saying expressions like “super cool.” Let’s face it, as far as we Americans are concerned Norwegians seem as far away as Papua New Guinea. And there's a cinematic culture there that could easily go head-to-head with what’s coming out of Universal Studios. Historical movies like Max Manus, named after the World War II hero (available on Netflix ... more >

Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie

This is going to be a game changer

An all new feature film from the twisted minds of cult comedy heroes Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (“Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job”)! Tim and Eric are given a billion dollars to make a movie, but squander every dime… and the sinister Schlaaang corporation is pissed. Their lives at stake, the guys skip town in search of a way to pay the money back. When they happen upon a chance to ... more >


By ALI NADERZAD - April 8, 2010Whenever something noteworthy comes up Screen Comment will share recent intel about dealmaking and movies distribution in this new section called THE INSIDER (file these wee articles under 'MOVIE BIZ'). The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnet Releasing, which is the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures announced that it has acquired the rights to "[REC] 2," the anticipated ... more >