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Alejandro Amenábar
« on: July 02, 2004, 12:36:40 PM »
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I think he's a brilliant filmmaker and writer. He wrote and directed Open Your Eyes and The Others. He's great with surprising endings and chills. I'm looking to see what he's doing next.
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Re: Alejandro Amenábar
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2004, 12:40:03 PM »
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 I'm looking to see what he's doing next.


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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2004, 03:04:47 PM »
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I'm gonna push "Tesis" now, it'a a very very very good thriller, with a great premise that later got ripped-off by joel schumacher.
Please please see it. It'll scare the shait out of you.
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Re: Alejandro Amenábar
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007, 06:49:27 PM »
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Bernal to star in 'Paramo'
Amenabar adapts Rulfo novel
Source: Variety

CANNES -- Gael Garcia Bernal is finalizing an agreement to topline "Pedro Paramo," a big screen adaptation of Juan Rulfo's novel of the same name, a milestone in modern Latin American literature.

"Paramo" already packs a powerful punch for the Spanish-speaking world. Helmer is Alejandro Amenabar and co-scribe Mateo Gil wrote the Paz Vega thriller "Nobody Knows Anybody."

"Paramo" is being produced by Spain's Sogecine, whose credits include "The Others" and "Sex and Lucia." On "Paramo" Sogecine teams with Madrid-based Ariete-Ariane and Portugal's Take 2000.

Mexican Eugenio Caballero, who won an Academy Award this year for "Pan's Labyrinth," has been tapped as art director.

Bernal would play the eponymous Pedro Paramo, a brutal, murderous village cacique.

A "Paramo" gig would add to a busy agenda. Like Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron, Garcia Bernal has broadened his brief from his core profession to become a film industry activist.

Bernal exec produced the Tribeca-screened docuportrait "Chavez" for his Canana production label partner and fellow actor Diego Luna. Canana itself moved into theatrical distribution last month, putting out "El Violin." Garcia Bernal presents his first film as a director, "Deficit," in Cannes Critics Week.
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Re: Alejandro Amenábar
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007, 07:26:27 PM »
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I enjoy Gael Garcia Bernal as much as anyone else, but it's getting a little out of hand how he is in almost every movie that makes it to the United States that has a Spanish speaker in it. He and Diego Luna. They're good and everything, but they're getting bigger than the pictures, and it takes me out of the narrative.

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Re: Alejandro Amenábar
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008, 12:37:29 AM »
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Barhom, Isaac making history with Amenabar
Source: Hollywood Reporter

BERLIN -- Rachel Weisz, Ashraf Barhom and Oscar Isaac will star in Alejandro Amenabar's untitled English-language movie being prepped for a major shoot in Malta.

Much of the project, which Amenabar wrote and is directing, has been shrouded under a veil of secrecy. A historical drama set in early Egypt, it concerns a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, a female philosophy professor and atheist.

Weisz will play Hypatia, the Alexandrian professor.
 
Barhom -- one of the stars of the Oscar-nominated Palestinian film "Paradise Now" who also stole scenes from the American stars in Universal's "The Kingdom" -- is playing a zealous Christian monk named Ammonius. Isaac, who played Joseph in New Line's "The Nativity Story" and appears in Steven Soderbergh's "Guerilla," is set as Orestes, who has an unrequited love for Hypatia.

Sunmin Park and Fernando Bovira are producing the film, which sometimes operates under the title "Mists of Time." Telecinco Cinema is putting up a large chunk of the 50 million euro ($72.9 million) budget.

The production is still pointing for a March start despite several setbacks. According to Maltese sources, set workers went on strike over late payments last week and the project lost a location.

Weisz, Barhom and Isaac are repped by Endeavor. Weisz, who will next be seen in "The Brother's Bloom" and "The Lonely Bones," is also repped by the Firm, London's Independent Talent Group and Hirsch, Wallerstein Hayum, Matlof & Fishman. Isaac additionally is repped by Inspire Entertainment.
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Re: Alejandro Amenábar
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008, 12:22:46 AM »
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Weisz, Minghella to star in 'Agora'
Amenabar readies next English language film
Source: Variety
 
Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella will star in ancient Egyptian epic "Agora," the next film by Alejandro Amenabar and the first production from Fernando Bovaira's new Madrid-based banner Mod Prods.

Amenabar and regular co-writing partner Mateo Gil penned the screenplay. Telecinco Cinema is producing with Amenabar's Himenoptero shingle. Spain's Sogecable will co-finance the pic, which will begin principal photography next Monday in Malta.

"Agora," Amenabar's second English-language film after Nicole Kidman starrer "The Others," is set in Roman Egypt in the fourth century A.D. Weisz plays astrologer-philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, who fights to save the collected wisdom of the ancient world. Her slave Davus (Minghella) is torn between his love for his mistress and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.

Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom, Michael Lonsdale, Rupert Evans and Homayoun Ershadi round out the cast.

Minghella appeared in Terry Zwigoff's "Art School Confidential" and will soon be seen in Beeban Kidron's "Hippie Hippie Shake."
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Re: Alejandro Amenábar
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 07:24:21 AM »
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Bob and Harvey Weinstein Distributing Alejandro Amenabar's Upcoming Thriller Starring Ethan Hawke
Source: IndieWire

Bob and Harvey Weinstein have signed on to distribute the upcoming thriller "Regression" in the US. The film, written and set to be directed by Alejandro Amenabar ("The Others"), will star Ethan Hawke and will be released under the new moniker TWC-Dimension in 2015. Dimension distributed "The Others," which went on to gross over $200 million worldwide.

With limited information regarding release dates and other cast members, the storyline is being kept under wraps, but producer Fernando Bovaira said, "Alejandro plays in 'Regression' with our deepest primal fears to make us feel once again both profoundly human and extremely vulnerable."

"Regression" is the fourth planned release under TWC-Dimension (the other titles so far are "Paddington Bear," "Murder Mystery" and "Passengers"), which has Bob and Harvey teaming up in acquiring, developing, producing, and distributing films. Although the brothers have built their company working side by side, they have been primarily responsible for their own labels; Harvey focusing on TWC and Bob on Dimension Films.

"One of the most rewarding experiences of my career was working with Alejandro Amenabar and Fernando Bovaria on 'The Others,' and I'm excited to continue the relationship all these years later with 'Regression,'" Bob Weinstein said. "It's one of the best thrillers I've read in a while and Alejandro is one of the most talented filmmakers across all genres."
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