The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has announced their Premier Film Fund films – a selection of new Australian features that make their world premiere at MIFF. Included in this diverse and fantastic line-up is the Simon Pegg vehicle Kill Me Three Times, which will makes its world premiere as the MIFF Centrepiece Gala.
Following the mammoth success of Red Dog (MIFF 2011), director Kriv Stenders’ new film pivots around a charismatic hit-man (Shaun of the Dead‘s Simon Pegg), who acts as the spark that ignites a chain of murder, blackmail and revenge in a small surfing town. Hired by a wealthy gentleman to ‘take care’ of his wife, the assassin gets down to business only to discover there’s more than one person after his target.
Relativity has closed a 7-figure deal for U.S. distribution rights to Hector And The Search For Happiness, the Peter Chelsom-directed comedy that stars Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stllan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer. Relativity has dated the film for a September 26 platform opening, expanding wider on October 3. The script was written by Maria von Heland, Chelsom & Tinker Lindsay.
tonicThe film is based on the bestselling novel by François Lelord, and Pegg plays a disillusioned psychiatrist searching the globe to find the secret to happiness.
The Boxtrolls (2014)
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.
In cinemas 26 September 2014.
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Hector and the Search for Happiness
Pegg plays Hector, an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: his patients are just not getting any happier! He’s going nowhere. Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins a colorful, exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey.
“A Fantastic Fear of Everything” is comes to North American cinemas on 7 February 2014. But you can watch it TODAY with iTunes!
“A Fantastic Fear Of Everything” is the brand new comedy with an outstanding leading performance from master of comedy Simon Pegg. Pegg plays Jack, a children’s author turned crime novelist whose research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has made him a wreck, afraid to go out, terrified of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a career life-line by his agent, and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden interest in Jack’s script, what should be his ‘big break’ rapidly turns into his ‘big breakdown’ as Jack is forced to confront his worst fears; among them love, laundromats and serial killers.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for The 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced live at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The show will be broadcast live on The CW Network at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Two hour pre-show coverage will also air in various local markets before the awards ceremony.
“The World’s End” has two Critic’ Choice Awards nominations! Congrats!
“The World’s End”
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Simon Pegg – “The World’s End”
A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING
Jack (Simon Pegg) is a children’s author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by an irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a lifeline by his long-suffering agent, and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in Jack’s script, what should be his “big break” rapidly turns into his “big breakdown” as Jack is forced to confront his worst fears; among them love, laundromats and serial killers.
Available for purchase on iTunes on 7 January 2014.
Limited cinema release on 7 February 2014.