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Upcoming “Game Night” Special Advance Screening

Upcoming “Game Night” Special Advance Screening

1iota is hosting a special advance screening of “Game Night” next week. The movie is currently in post-production, so we assume this is a test screening. The screening will be held on July 25, 2017 in Burbank, CA. You are able to submit for tickets on 1iota’s official website. Update: Another screening has been set for August 8th, for more information head over to 1iota.com.

We are looking for 17-54 year olds to attend a special advance screening of the new film “GAME NIGHT.” From the guys behind Horrible Bosses and Spider-Man:Homecoming comes this comedic thriller, GAME NIGHT.

Married couple, Max (Jason Bateman: Horrible Bosses, Arrested Development) and Annie’s (Rachel McAdams: Doctor Strange, Spotlight) weekly game night with their friends takes an unexpected turn when Max’s venture capitalist brother, Brooks, organizes a murder-mystery party. Over the course of one chaotic night, the group realizes this is more than a game as they race to keep Brooks — and themselves — alive.

This film also stars Kyle Chandler (Wolf of Wall Street, Bloodline), Jesse Plemons (Fargo, Breaking Bad), Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods, The Big Short), Sharon Horgan (TV’s Catastrophe), Kylie Bunbury (TV’s Pitch), Lamorne Morris (Barbershop: The Next Cut and TV’s The New Girl), Jeffery Wright (Hunger Games, TV’s Westworld), and Michael C. Hall (TV’s Dexter, Six Feet Under).

This film is not yet rated but will likely be rated R for language and violence.

Thanks to Nick for the heads up! The movie will be released on March 2, 2018 in the USA, as we previously reported.


“Game Night” Gets March 2018 Release

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros moved the release of “Game Night” 3 weeks and will now release the movie on March 2, 2018 instead of February 14 in the USA.

Warner Bros now will release its New Line comedy Game Night on March 2 instead of February 14. The pic revolves around a group of couples who are caught up in a very real game night. They get together regularly to play games, but this particular night turns into an actual murder mystery. Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury and Lamorne Morris star.

Fox’s “Red Sparrow” and Sony’s “Alpha” are currently also expected to be released on March 2nd. “Game Night” wrapped filming earlier this year in Atlanta and is currently in post-production.


Directors Talk “Game Night”

Directors Talk “Game Night”

Game Night” directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are currently promoting ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, which they co-wrote and they briefly talked about “Game Night” as well. In an interview with Creative Screenwriting they confirmed they wrapped the movie about a month ago and revealed they are aiming for a balance between comedy and thriller. Further, Goldstein seems to suggest that Michael C. Hall is part of the cast, which hasn’t been reported before.

Next up you two have Game Night, which you rewrote and directed. Can you talk about that film?
Goldstein: We’re actually editing it right now. We finished shooting it about a month ago. It stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, and Jeffrey Wright.

Daley: It’s a very fun cast, and a cool blend of comedic and dramatic actors.

What we’re trying to do with that movie is find a fun balance between the genres of thriller and comedy. It isn’t your typical mainstream comedy, because we wanted to inject real-life life or death stakes, where you’re not quite sure what’s going to happen next in the story or if anyone is going to make it out alive.

There is a much greater focus on the look of the film and the specific tone, so it was in many ways more of a challenge than Vacation was to direct, and to keep those two genres alive throughout.

Additionally, they also briefly mentioned to movie in their interview with Box Office and confirmed they will work on editing and post-production the coming months. It appears that the movie already had it’s first test screening, as we previously reported on our twitter, last month.

You two recently directed Game Night, coming out next year. Can you talk about that or any other projects you have coming up?
John: That’s the one that we’ve really got our attention on because we’re in post-production right now. We’re in the middle of editing, so we’ll be focused primarily on that for the next few months […] We have a TV project as well that we’re working on with Fox, but right now 90 percent of our time is spent on Game Night.

Jonathan: Yeah, we were in Atlanta for the last three months – up until three weeks ago – prepping and shooting that movie.

Game Night” will be released on February 14, 2018 in the USA.


Director Dobkin Talks “Wedding Crashers” Sequel

Director Dobkin Talks “Wedding Crashers” Sequel

Mel Magazine published a new article, titled The Oral History of “Wedding Crashers“, which seem to include new quotes from director David Dobkin on the sequel. Last year it was reported the sequel is in development with Evan Susser & Van Robichaux set to write the screenplay with the sequel still being in early development and no deal has been made with the cast.

In November 2016, during an interview on Today, Isla Fisher revealed that progress had been made on Wedding Crashers 2, sparking anticipation for a possibly imminent sequel scripted by Fist Fight writers Evan Susser and Van Robichaux.
Dobkin: I’ve been involved [with talks about a sequel] since the beginning. [The studio] calls me every year. For a long time, there was nothing to do but make the same movie, and I wasn’t going to do that. I should’ve done that, because then I wouldn’t have to work again, but I didn’t want to. None of us really wanted to [do a sequel] unless there was a great idea. Then, about a year and a half ago, a light bulb went on in my head, and I sat down with Vince and Owen about it, and we all liked it. That’s in development now. We’ll see how it comes out. If it comes out really, really good, we’ll take a swing. There’s no reason not to. Those characters are beloved by us. We’re not making it for an audience; we have to make it for ourselves and then hope it works for everybody again.

You see, I had this moment of hitting 45 [a couple years ago] and going, “Oh, what happens when this and this happens…?” [The sequel] came from the [same] emotional story of what it means to be a man at [a certain] age and in certain situations and having to go back out into the world. It has a relevant, real story in the middle of it — you can then build the comedy around that. [With Wedding Crashers], it was about being 35 and having to come of age and going, “Wait, how much longer am I going to have to wait before I get going with love and life and monogamy and marriage?” So, we had a little bit of an exploration of that conversation. There’s another conversation happening right now that I think is just as relevant.

Dobkin and co-star Keir O’Donnell (Todd) also talked about Rachel. The excerpts can be found after the jumpt.

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“Game Night”: It’s A Wrap

“Game Night”: It’s A Wrap

It’s a wrap for “Game Night“. It appears the movie wrapped up filming last week with Rachel’s last day of filming on Friday. The movie began filming early April in Atlanta and filmed throughout April until last week. The movie filmed in Atlanta and in the Atlanta region including Marietta, Alpharetta and Cartersville Airport. Rachel’s co-stars shared on-set images to celebrate the wrap, which you can find below. Rachel stars as Annie alongside Jason Bateman, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury, Michael Cyril Creighton and Kyle Chandler. The movie is expected to be released on February 14, 2018 in the USA.

The movie is directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who also wrote the latest draft of the script from an original screenplay by Mark Perez. Jason Bateman is also serving as producer alongside John Davis, Marc S. Fischer, John Fox and James Garavente. As previously reported, “Game Night” marks Rachel’s return to a true comedy since 2005’s “Wedding Crashers“. Rachel’s co-star Kyle Chandler talked about just finishing the movie last week, while he was promoting another project.

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“Disobedience” Finds International Distributors

“Disobedience” Finds International Distributors

Variety is reporting that “Disobedience” was acquired for international territories, including in the UK and the Australia. It has not yet been reported if the movie found a distributor in the United States, but it was previously reported that the movie is expected to be released in 2017. The movie is currently in post-production and being sold at the Cannes buyers market.

Continuing to work with world-class directors from across the globe, Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment has sold most of the world on its double bill of upcoming English-language movies from Sebastian Lelio: Romantic drama “Disobedience,” currently in post-production, starring Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola; and Lelio’s untitled film with Academy Award winner Julianne Moore, in a reimagining of his critically-acclaimed Berlinale 2015 smash hit “Gloria,” which is currently in pre-production.

”We feel very fortunate to work with Sebastian [Lelio] and some amazing producers on two truly special films. This is proof positive that excellence and boldness in film can still guarantee a filmmaker world class distribution,” said Glen Basner, FilmNation CEO.

As proof, “Disobedience” has been acquired by Curzon Artificial Eye for the U.K., Roadshow for Australia, Mars for France, Cinema SRL for Italy, Lev for Israel, and Pathe for Switzerland.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group (SPWAG) has acquired multiple territories including Germany, Spain, Japan, CIS, South Korea, Benelux, Latin America, Greece, Portugal, Portugal, Turkey, all of Asia and South Africa.
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“Game Night” Gets Valentine’s Release Date

“Game Night” Gets Valentine’s Release Date

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros changed the release date for “Game Night“. They previously announced February 16, 2018 release date but they have moved up the release to February 14, 2018 (US). The movie is currently still filming in Georgia, including Atlanta.

New Line’s comedy Game Night moves from Feb. 16 to Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day next year. The holiday falls on a Wednesday, and God knows it’s a big moviegoing day.

It’s not the first time one of Rachel’s movies opened on Valentine’s Day. In 2012 “The Vow“, starring Rachel and Channing Tatum, opened on Valentine’s Day which turned into one of Rachel’s highest grossing opening weekends in the United States.


“Game Night” Press Release + New Plot Details

New Line Cinema released a press release which confirms that principal photography is currently underway for “Game Night“, as we previously reported, and reveals new details about the plot.

BURBANK, Calif.–Principal photography is underway on New Line Cinema’s action comedy “Game Night,” starring Jason Bateman (the “Horrible Bosses” films, TV’s “Arrested Development”) and Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (“Spotlight,” “Dr. Strange”). Filming began on location in Atlanta, Georgia, under the direction of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, marking their second film as co-directors following “Vacation.”

Joining Bateman and McAdams in the cast are Billy Magnussen (“Bridge of Spies,” TV’s “American Crime Story”), Sharon Horgan (Amazon’s “Catastrophe”), Lamorne Morris (TV’s “New Girl”), Jesse Plemons (“Black Mass,” TV’s “Fargo”), Kylie Bunbury (TV’s “Pitch,” “Under the Dome”), Michael Cyril Creighton (“Spotlight”) and Kyle Chandler (“Manchester by the Sea,” TV’s “Bloodline”).

Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.
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