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Rachel Shenton Joins Renny Harlin’s ‘The Strangers’ Remake for Lionsgate (Exclusive)

Oscar winner Rachel Shenton has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s The Strangers remake, which has just wrapped production. The remake centers on a couple (Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez) who drive cross-country to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest. When their car breaks down in Venus, Oregon, they’re forced to spend the night in […]

Madelaine Petsch to Star in ‘The Strangers’ Remake, Renny Harlin to Direct

Lionsgate is remaking The Strangers, with Madelaine Petsch to star and Renny Harlin directing. Gabe Basso and Froy Gutierrez will co-star in the movie set to become a trilogy of titles shot in Bratislava, Slovakia. Based on the original 2008 psychological thriller of the same name that starred Scott Speedman and Liv Tyler and was directed […]

Berlin: Renny Harlin Horror ‘The Refuge’ Gets Greenlight

'Die Hard 2' director Renny Harlin will shift to horror for his next film, 'The Refugee,' about a traumatized U.S. veteran possessed by an evil spirit. Harlin will begin shooting the film in April and Highland Film Group is selling it to buyers at the virtual 2021 European Film Market this week. 

Renny Harlin to Shoot Comedy Film in Finland Under COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The director, best known in the U.S. for his 1990s action hits Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger, has spent the past half decade developing and shooting films China, having relocated from southern California to take part in Beijing's booming movie business. But as the coronavirus pandemic made work in China untenable in the first half of 2020, Harlin returned to his native Finland and signed on to direct 'Class Reunion 3,' the next installment in a hit Scandinavian comedy series.

Filmart: Renny Harlin on His Festival Opener ‘Bodies at Rest,’ Plans for a ‘Long Kiss Goodnight’ Sequel

Action director Renny Harlin talks about moving to China, his HKIFF opening film 'Bodies at Rest' and his hopes of making a 'Long Kiss Goodnight' sequel.

Hong Kong Film Festival Kicks Off With Renny Harlin’s Crime Thriller ‘Bodies at Rest’

Stars from across the Asian film industry firmament descended on the 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival's red carpet Monday, bringing some glitz and glamour to an otherwise hazy and suitably 'Blade Runner'-esque evening in southern China's greatest skyscraper city.

‘Bodies at Rest’: Film Review | Filmart 2019

Renny Harlin continues his Chinese career with his third film in the PRC, Hong Kong co-production 'Bodies at Rest.'

Hong Kong Film Festival: Renny Harlin’s ‘Bodies at Rest’ Selected as Opening Film

'Bodies at Rest,' the Chinese-language crime thriller by transplanted Hollywood director Renny Harlin, will open the 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival. The event, which is set to run March 18-April 1, will close with French auteur Franc?ois Ozon’s ‘By the Grace of God.’

Filmart: Renny Harlin on How He Became One of the Most In-Demand Directors in China

Now preparing to helm his fourth Chinese feature in four years, the veteran filmmaker talks life in Beijing and why making Hollywood-style movies in the Middle Kingdom is about more than just "turning hamburgers into noodles."

AFM: Media Asia to Co-Produce Renny Harlin’s Crime Thriller ‘Bodies at Rest’

The action flick kicks off in a morgue, where a hardworking forensics expert and his assistant are accosted by masked intruders who demand access to a body involved in a crime.

Shanghai: Renny Harlin to Direct Chinese Thriller ‘The Hanging Coffin’

The film will be the Hollywood veteran turned Beijing transplant's third Chinese-language feature.

Filmart First Look: Renny Harlin Readies ‘Legend of the Ancient Sword’ for Alibaba Pictures (Exclusive Image)

The adventure movie is an adaptation of Gu Jian Qi Tan, a hit Chinese role-playing game with heavy influences from wuxia.