Cannes: Bold Films Names Mandalay Vision President as Motion Pictures Head
In other company hires, Jeffrey Stott has been appointed executive vp production.
MIPTV: Baltasar Kormakur’s Crime Series ‘Trapped’ Gets Series Order
The crime drama from Kormakur's Icelandic TV shingle RVK looks at a grisly murder in an isolated town cut off from the rest of the world.
‘Lone Survivor’ Financiers Face Fallout as Drug Trafficking Report Surfaces
An LA Weekly cover story detailing cocaine dealing allegations and prison time done by financiers Remington Chase and Stepan Martirosyan has Hollywood distancing itself from the pair.
Jake Gyllenhaal Starrer ‘Everest’ Gets $1 Million in Funding From South Tirol
The autonomous region in northern Italy backs the true-life adventure tale from "2 Guns" director Baltasar Kormakur, which Working Title is producing.
‘Percy Jackson’ Opens at No. 4 in Japan; ‘2 Guns’ Fails to Crack Top 10
In a disappointing weekend for Hollywood in Japan, Jackie Robinson biopic "42" bows at number 10, while "Jobs" with Ashton Kutcher debuts in 12th.
MIPCOM: ‘2 Guns’ Director Relaunches Icelandic Production Shingle
RVK Studios, based in Reykjavik, is pitched as a full-service film and TV production and special effects house.
‘2 Guns’ Director, Icelandic Industry Shocked by Cuts to Local Film Fund
Iceland plans to slash the budget of its national film fund by around 40 percent.
Mark Wahlberg to Justin Bieber: Pull Up Your Pants and Stop Smoking Weed
The "2 Guns" star gives the singer some advice: "This career can be short-lived — you might as well be the best you can while you're doing it, while you're in the game. And after, if you want to go 'F' off, do that."
Box Office Report: ‘2 Guns’ Wins With $27.4 Mil; ‘Smurfs 2’ Sings the Blues
UPDATED: Elsewhere, "The Wolverine" crosses the $255 million mark worldwide; Lindsay Lohan's "The Canyons" bombs at the specialty box office but strong on VOD, while dramedy "The Spectacular Now" enjoys nice debut.
‘2 Guns’ Director on His Surprising Request for Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg
Icelandic breakout Baltasar Kormakur tells THR about unleashing a bull on his stars and why he initially rejected Hollywood's overtures: "I wasn’t interested in just becoming a hired hand.”
Box Office Report: ‘2 Guns’ No. 1 Friday With $10 Million; ‘Smurfs 2’ Falls to No. 3
UPDATED: A glut of family product is dampening "Smurfs 2" in North America; Lindsay Lohan erotic thriller "The Canyons" doing so-so business at the specialty box office, while no numbers have yet been released for 200 midnight screenings of "Sharknado."
Box Office Report: Lindsay Lohan’s Erotic Thriller ‘The Canyons’ Off to Soft Theatrical Start
The film -- directed by Paul Schrader and written by Bret Easton Ellis -- is hoping to be a big draw on VOD; Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington action pic "2 Guns" enjoying solid business as it opens nationwide, while "Smurfs 2" battles family glut.