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Saturday, January 6, 2018

First Look Showcase 2018 Presents: Bleach Live Action Movie

Bleach Live Action Movie

Summer 2018

The wait is nearly over. The live action movie based on the popular Bleach manga/anime will be released in Japan sometime in 2018. It will be directed by Shinsuke Sato the director of the two live-action Gantz movies as well as Death Note: Light Up the New World. The film will be starring Sōta Fukushi as Ichigo Kurosaki. It is scheduled for release in Japan sometime in 2018. Tite Kubo will also be involved in production of the film.

Ichigo Kurosaki (Sota Fukushi) is a high school student with the ability to see ghosts. Ichigo then sees the Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki - who came to eradicate evil spirits. At first Ichigo does not believe Rukia, but he becomes to believe that he is being attacked by the evil spirit Hollow - who consumes the human spirit. Ichigo tries to protect his family from Hollow, but he is far to weark. Rukia tries to protect Ichigo, but is injured. Under this desperate situation, Rukia transfers half of her powers to Ichigo as a last resort. Ichigo is able to eradicate Horou, but Ichigo absorbs more power than planned and Rukia becomes trapped in a human body. Rukia asks Ichigo to replace her as a Soul Reaper until her power is restored. Ichigo agrees.








Director: Shinsuke Sato
Writer: Tite Kubo (manga)
Release Date: Summer, 2018
Cast: Sota Fukushi as Ichigo Kurosaki



Sota Fukushi


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

First Look Showcase 2018 Presents: Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow

Seduce. Deceive. Repeat.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dominika Egorova is many things.
A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs.
A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit.
A master of seductive and manipulative combat.


When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

Director
Francis Lawrence

Screen Writer
Justin Haythe

Based on the book  by Jason Matthews

Producers
Peter Chernin, Steve Zaillian, Jenno Topping

Cast
Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeremy Irons

First Look Showcase 2018: X-Men: Dark Phoenix

X-Men: Dark Phoenix 

 Friday, November 2, 2018

A decade after the events the X-Men have become a household name and a public sensation. Professor X, with growing pride, encourages the team to do more as superheroes. Unfortunately, one mission takes them into space, and an unaccounted-for accident greatly empowers Jean Grey, but at the cost of losing control of herself and acting irrationally. All the while, an alien shapeshifter seeks to use Jean for her own intentions, believing her to be "the Phoenix"

Directed by Simon Kinberg

Produced by    
    Simon Kinberg
    Bryan Singer
    Hutch Parker
    Lauren Shuler Donner

Written by Simon Kinberg
Based on X-Men by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby

Starring    
    James McAvoy
    Michael Fassbender
    Jennifer Lawrence
    Nicholas Hoult
    Tye Sheridan
    Sophie Turner
    Alexandra Shipp
    Kodi Smit-McPhee
    Evan Peters
    Jessica Chastain

Monday, January 1, 2018

First Look Showcase 2018: Molly's Game

Molly's Game

In Movie Theaters:
Monday, December 25, 2017 Limited
Friday, January 5, 2018 Nationwide

The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.


 Directed by Aaron Sorkin
Produced by  
    Mark Gordon
    Amy Pascal
    Matt Jackson


Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

Based on Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker by Molly Bloom

Starring  
    Jessica Chastain
    Idris Elba
    Kevin Costner
    Michael Cera
    Jeremy Strong
    Chris O'Dowd
    Bill Camp

First Look Showcase 2018: Devil’s Gate

Devil’s Gate
Friday, January 5, 2018


What unholy force lies locked away in a crumbling, booby-trapped, middle-of-nowhere farmhouse? When a woman and her son mysteriously vanish, FBI agent Daria Francis (Amanda Schull) is dispatched to the small town of Devil’s Gate, North Dakota to investigate the number one suspect: religious fanatic Jackson Pritchard (Milo Ventimiglia), husband and father of the missing persons. But when Francis and local deputy Colt (Shawn Ashmore) arrive at Pritchard’s foreboding property, they discover much more than they bargained for lurking in the basement. Unfolding over the course of 24 delirious hours, this head-spinning sci-fi creature feature hits viewers with a bonkers blitzkrieg of genre-bending twists and turns.
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Director: Clay Staub

Cast
Spencer Drever
Milo Ventimiglia
Bridget Regan
Amanda Schull
Jonathan Frakes
Shawn Ashmore

Screenplay: Clay Staub, Peter Aperlo
Producers: Scott Mednick, Andre Rouleau, Valérie d'Auteuil, Ian Dimerman, Brendon Sawatzky

First Look Showcase 2018: 12 Strong

12 Strong

Friday, January 19, 2018 Nationwide

Theatrical Premiere: January 19, 2018
 Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Nocturnal Animals) star in 12 Strong, a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films that tells the declassified true story of the Horse Soldiers. Based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers, it is a story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.


Award-winning director Nicolai Fuglsig directed the film, which is produced by legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer (the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Black Hawk Down), together with Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill (La La Land, Sicario) under their Black Label Media banner. Oscar winner Ted Tally (The Silence of the Lambs) and Peter Craig (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Parts 1 & 2) wrote the screenplay, based on the acclaimed book by best-selling author Doug Stanton. The executive producers are Oscar nominees and Alcon principals Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson (The Blind Side), together with Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, Ellen H. Schwartz, Garrett Grant, Yale Badik, Val Hill and Doug Stanton.



12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.


Playing the 12 Strong U.S. Special Forces team are Hemsworth, Shannon, Michael Peña (The Martian, Ant-Man), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Geoff Stults (Only the Brave), Thad Luckinbill (Only the Brave), Austin Stowell (Bridge of Spies), Ben O’Toole (Hacksaw Ridge), Austin Hebert (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), Kenneth Miller (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot), Kenny Sheard (13 Hours) and Jack Kesy (TV’s The Strain). The ensemble cast also includes Navid Negahban (American Sniper, TV’s Homeland), Laith Nakli (24: Legacy), Fahim Fazli (American Sniper), Numan Acar (Homeland), Elsa Pataky (the Fast & Furious films), William Fichtner (Black Hawk Down, Armageddon) and Rob Riggle (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Hangover).


The behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Rasmus Videbaek (A Royal Affair), production designer Christopher Glass (The Jungle Book), editor Lisa Lassek (The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron), costume designer Daniel J. Lester (assistant costume designer on Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker) and Academy Award-winning stunt coordinator/second unit director Mic Rodgers (Hacksaw Ridge, Braveheart).

Slated for release on January 19, 2018, 12 Strong will be distributed domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. Lionsgate is handling international distribution.

12 Strong has been rated R by the MPAA for war violence and language throughout.

Genre: WarDrama
Coutesty of WarnerBros.

First Look Showcase 2018: Den of Thieves

Den of Thieves

Friday, January 19, 2018 Nationwide

A Los Angeles crime saga in the vein of Heat, Den of Thieves follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.


Directed by Christian Gudegast
Produced by   
    Mark Canton
    Christian Gudegast
    Ryan Kavanaugh
    Tucker Tooley

Written by   
Christian Gudegast
Paul Scheuring

Starring   
    Gerard Butler
    Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
    Pablo Schreiber
    O'Shea Jackson Jr.
    Evan Jones
    Dawn Olivieri
    Mo McRae
    Max Holloway

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