Exclusive Clip from Luis Prieto’s Remake of PUSHER

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Luis Prieto‘s remake of Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Pusher opens today in limited release, and we’re pleased to share an exclusive clip from the film.  I’ll say right now that while the clip isn’t necessarily a spoiler, it does come near the end of the movie, so considered yourself warned.

Hit the jump to check out the clip, and click here for my review of the movie.  The film also stars Richard Coyle, Agyness Denn, Bronson Webb, and Zlatko Buric.

PUSHER Review

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[This is a re-post of my review from Fantastic Fest 2012.  Pusher opens today in limited release.]

This review is a steal, because it’s one review for two movies. Luis Prieto‘s remake of Pusher is in no way significantly different than Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Pusher other than Prieto’s film takes place in London instead of Copenhagen, and the characters speak the primary language of their respective cities. Both films share the same strengths, and Refn’s Pusher is a solid crime flick that takes a lean, gritty premise that runs its protagonist ragged. Prieto doesn’t add anything to the formula, but his mixture still works thanks to the aggressive direction, a strong central performance, and tense pacing.

Agyness Deyn Talks PUSHER, the Intense Shoot, and the Transition from Modeling to Acting

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Based on the edgy and visionary trilogy by director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Pusher is an explosive race-against-the-clock thriller about a drug dealer named Frank (Richard Coyle), who grows increasingly desperate over the course of a week, after a botched deal lands him in the clutches of a ruthless crime lord. As the danger and chaos are heightened, there is less and less room for Frank’s relationship with his girlfriend Flo (Agyness Deyn) and his friendship with best friend Tony (Bronson Webb).

At the film’s press day, model-turned-actress Agyness Deyn spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how she came to be a part of this English-language remake, how she related to Flo, what made her want to transition from modeling to acting, why it was important to her that this was more than just a drug story, the research she did to bring a drug-addicted stripper to life, and just how intense this shoot was. She also talked about where she’d like to go with her acting career, possible directors she’d like to work with, the experience of making her debut on the West End stage earlier this year, and her next role in Sunset Song, a film about the daughter of a Scottish farmer who comes of age in the early 1900s. Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Fantastic Fest 2012: PUSHER Review

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This review is a steal, because it’s one review for two movies.  Luis Prieto‘s remake of Pusher is in no way significantly different than Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Pusher other than Prieto’s film takes place in London instead of Copenhagen, and the characters speak the primary language of their respective cities.  Both films share the same strengths, and Refn’s Pusher is a solid crime flick that takes a lean, gritty premise that runs its protagonist ragged.  Prieto doesn’t add anything to the formula, but his mixture still works thanks to the aggressive direction, a strong central performance, and tense pacing.

New Trailer and Poster for PUSHER Remake

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A new trailer and poster for the British remake of Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher have been released.  The film centers on Frank, a drug dealer (Richard Coyle) who gets busted by the cops and has to throw away his product.  When he returns to the mob boss (Zlatko Buric reprising his role from Refn’s trilogy) without the unsold drugs or the money to pay for them, Frank frantically tries to find a way to repay the mobster.  I still haven’t seen Refn’s original films so I don’t have much to compare it to, but the trailer for director Luis Prieto’s English-language take on the material looks interesting enough.  Refn is involved in the remake as an executive producer, so I doubt the pic strays too far from the original.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out the poster.  The pic also stars Agyness Deyn, Bronson Webb, and Paul KayePusher will be available VOD and on iTunes on September 28th before hitting theaters on October 26th.

Fantastic Fest Announces Final Wave of Films Including the World Premiere of THE COLLECTION

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We’ve already seen two waves of film announcements for the upcoming Fantastic Fest in Austin, including Dredd 3D, Room 237, The Shining, Looper, Sinister, The ABCs of Death, and Red Dawn as the festival’s closing film.  Now the festival has announced the final wave of films including the world premiere of the horror film The Collection. This final wave of films also includes Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral, the remake of Pusher, and the bizarre World War II film Danger 5.

Hit the jump to check out the press release, which includes the full final wave of film announcements.  The 2012 Fantastic Fest will take place September 20 – 27 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse.

New Images from Luis Prieto’s PUSHER, Peaches’ PEACHES DOES HERSELF, Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s HERE COMES THE DEVIL, and Juan Carlons Medina’s PAINLESS

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Continuing on with our coverage of the latest films announced for the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, we’ve got some new images from films playing under the Vanguard banner (ie. “international works that defy convention and ride on the pulse of cutting-edge cinema”).  Briefly:

  • Pusher (Directed by Luis Prieto) Starring Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, and Agyness Deyn.
  • Peaches Does Herself (Directed by Peaches) Starring Peaches.
  • Here Comes the Devil (Directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano) Starring Francisco Barreiro, Giancarlo Ruiz, and Laura Caro.
  • Painless (Directed by Juan Carlos Medina) Starring Derek de Lint, Irene Montala, and Felix Gomez.

Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.  The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 – 16th.

TIFF 2012 Line-ups for Kids, Vanguard, and Cinematheque; Includes HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, PUSHER Remake, ROOM 237, and DIAL M FOR MURDER 3D

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Last week, the Toronto International Film Festival announced their 2012 line-up for the Special Presentations and Galas programs.  They’ve now announced their other line-ups including Midnight Madness and Documentaries as well as TIFF Kids, Vanguard, and Cinematheque.  The Kids program only has four films, but two of them are Hotel Transylvania and Finding Nemo 3D.  Vanguard, which is “international works that defy convention and ride on the pulse of cutting-edge cinema, includes the British remake of Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Pusher, the great Shining documentary Room 237, Michel Gondry‘s The We and the I, and Sightseers, the new film from Kill List director Ben Wheatley.  Finally, Cinematheque is for the classic films and it includes the digital 3D presentation of Alfred Hitchcock‘s Dial M for Murder, and a 4K restoration of Roman Polanski‘s Tess.

Hit the jump for all the line-ups.  The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 – 16th.

Trailer for Luis Prieto’s Remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s PUSHER

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A few days ago, we reported that Luis Prieto‘s English-language remake of Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Pusher had been picked up by The Weinstein Company’s VOD label, Radius-TWC.  The film centers on Frank, a drug dealer (Richard Coyle) who gets busted by the cops and has to throw away his product.  When he returns to the mob boss (Zlatko Buric reprising his role from Refn’s trilogy) without the unsold drugs or the money to pay for them, Frank frantically tries to find a way to repay the mobster.  A trailer has now gone online and I like the look of it.  Perhaps Refn’s executive-producer blessing make the remake more palatable, but I like what I’m seeing from Coyle, and it looks like Prieto has certainly delivered on the intensity of the drama.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Agyness Deyn, Bronson Webb, and Paul KayePusher is due out in the US later this year.

PUSHER Remake Picked Up by Weinstein Co.’s VOD Label, Radius-TWC

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Before there was Drive, there was director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher trilogy. The 1996 original followed Frank (Kim Bodnia), a drug-dealer who finds himself on the wrong end of a botched deal. The film that launched Refn’s career is going through an English-language remake by director Luis Prieto, starring Richard Coyle (Prince of Persia), Agyness Deyn (Clash of the Titans), Bronson Webb (Kingdom of Heaven) and Paul Kaye (Match Point). The remake has recently been picked up by The Weinstein Co.’s Radius-TWC, a VOD-oriented label that snagged the US and Caribbean rights. They are planning a release later this year. Hit the jump for more on Pusher including a trailer for the original trilogy.

First Images and Synopsis from the Remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Crime Drama PUSHER

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Like the rest of the internet, I love Drive, and admire the bold direction from Nicolas Winding Refn.  However, since Drive is the only Refn film I can knowledgeably praise, I am cautious in my excitement for his upcoming projects, Logan’s Run and Only God Forgives.  I get the impression that will change once I see the Pusher trilogy that launched Refn’s career in Denmark.  I am running out of time to catch up*, because director Luis Prieto is hard at work on an English-language remake of Pusher.

Refn has given the project his blessing by virtue of his role as executive producer.  Tonight we have the first images—both very red in hue—of stars Richard Coyle and Agyness Deyn from AFM.  Check out the images after the break along with the official synopsis.

Cast Announced for English-Language Remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s PUSHER

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The cast has been announced for Luis Prieto’s English-language remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 crime flick Pusher.  The original film centers on a drug dealer who gets arrested and loses a massive amount of product in the process.  He spends the rest of the film running through the criminal underground of Copenhagen trying to find a way to make up the lost stash before his employer kills him.  While the original Pusher is a good movie, it’s also the weakest of the trilogy, and I’ll be interested to see if Prieto remakes the sequels With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II and I’m the Angel of Death: Pusher III (although ironically the sequels were made so that Refn could pay off debt).

According to THR, the remake will transplant the action to London and star Agyness Deyn, Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, and Paul Kaye.  Filming is slated to begin next week.  Hit the jump for a statement from Refn on the remake.

Running Dialogue #13: In Which We Discuss INCEPTION and THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE

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In this installment of our ongoing podcast series Running Dialogue, Curt, Russ, and I sit down to discuss Christopher Nolan’s Inception and Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.  As you can imagine, with Inception there’s plenty to discuss.  We could have gone long past the hour talking about the movie, but we actively try (with the help of our kick-ass producer Alejandro Leal) to keep the podcasts under an hour.  As you can also imagine, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice doesn’t get quite as much airtime as Inception, but if you saw the movie (and the box office take of the movie suggests that you didn’t) you’ll hopefully be interested to hear our take on it.

Click here to listen to the new episode. Also, you can hit the jump for a list of all the movies we’ve recommended so far. Finally, click here to add Running Dialogue to your RSS feed.

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