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Sony announces interactive action game »Beyond: Two Souls« featuring Ellen Page in the lead role at the E3 convention
Sony opened their E3 press conference on Monday night with a major announcement of »Beyond« from French development studio Quantic Dream. Its founder and CEO, David Cage, personally introduced the forthcoming PlayStation 3-exclusive interactive psychological action thriller, starring Ellen Page as both a voice and motion-capture actor, to a packed house of journalists. »Beyond« is subtitled »Two Souls« and covers 15 years in the life of a young woman by the name of Jodie Holmes. She has a psychic link to an invisible entity, known only as Iden/Aiden (the exact spelling is "a big question at the moment"), which gives her Firestarter-like powers. Moreover, there will be a strong emphasis on the mysteries of death and what happens "beyond" as she comes to terms with this extraordinary gift.



In the opening scene, Page's obviously traumatized character is being interrogated by police officier J. Sherman who found her on the side of the road with scrapes, cuts and tattered clothes. Although she remains silent, it becomes evident that Jodie may have paranormal powers. During the questioning, the lieutenant notices a fresh scar on the back of her head. As he reaches towards it, a coffee cup levitates off of his desk and smashes into the wall. For witnessing a cup shoot across the room on its own, the policeman maintains his composure pretty well. After he calmly exits the room, Jodie says to herself, "I know, they're coming," as if she's being told by someone that her predators are near. Sherman then comes across a fully-armed team of S.W.A.T. members that appear to be after the young woman. Is she really that dangerous? The next abrupt clip of scenes answers this question with a definite "YES". As she's being chased by the intruders, Jodie uses extraordinary telekinetic abilities to help her escape, destroy helicopters, flip trucks, shield herself from bullets and possess her enemies. Towards the end of video, the female protagonist again communicates with her ghostly partner, "Come on Iden/Aiden, I think they get the message."

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Cage described the game as "emotional, mature, unique" and "epic", explaining that its story will be shaped by the actions and decisions that players make while controlling Jodie's spirit as well as Jodie herself. As they traverse the globe, the unlikely pair faces incredible challenges against a backdrop of emotionally-charged events never before seen in a video game. "We are striving to create unique moments that players will remember for a long time," he added. "If you make the right decisions, maybe you will discover what lies beyond." The creator of the critically acclaimed interactive crime noire thriller »Heavy Rain« is convinced this concept will push the limits of interactive storytelling and all gamers will "instantly fall in love with Ellen Page."

Her involvement played an essential role in developing and creating »Beyond«, especially since Cage had her in mind from the first line of the script. When it came to finding an actress who combines strength and vulnerability, the Academy Award nominee seemed like a natural choice in the end. Talking with Eurogamer.net, he compared their first meeting during the 2011 E3 Expo with a soft-focus scene in a romantic movie. "When Ellen came she was 10 metres away, looking for some strange French people somewhere, and when I saw her I felt, my God, that's Jodie. It's a very strange thing for a writer, seeing your character appear in front of you by magic, almost. As she was walking towards me, it lasted like 10 seconds, but it was a year for me."

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Speaking further, the videogame designer had nothing but praise for Page who spent several weeks in Quantic Dream's new full-body performance capture studio in Paris to act out every scene. "She came in a very simple way... very easy to deal with, very professional, just wanting to give her best. She really respected the medium, which was something incredibly important to me, to have someone saying, 'I'm going to treat that as seriously as if it was a movie, I don't care it was a game.' When you direct someone like Ellen it's really like driving a Ferrari... It's really sensitive. You need to be very careful about what you say because she's going to give it to you."

For more information on »Beyond: Two Souls«, I strongly recommend reading the following in-depth articles by Eurogamer.net or checking out the already comprehensive collection of reports in EPO's press archive.


BEYOND: Two Souls (tm) is a unique psychological action thriller featuring Academy Award(r) nominee, Ellen Page in the lead role. Experience the incredible life of a person who possesses extraordinary powers through a connection with an invisible entity. Watch as your actions and decisions determine her fate and face incredible emotional challenges never before seen in a video game.
  • Experience the new cutting-edge technology from Quantic Dream that creates one of the best-looking games ever seen on PS3.
  • Delve into a gripping and unpredictable action thriller starring Hollywood actress Ellen Page in the lead role.
  • Take full control of Jodie as well as the mysterious entity in spectacular action and adventure sequences.

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The game, which is apparently aiming for a PEGI 16 rating in Europe, is currently scheduled for release in the last quarter of the financial year - which is January to March 2013.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
» The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - 13th June 2012 @ 12:35 am ET / 11:35 pm CT [CBS] «

On a side note, Ellen will be on »The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson« on Wednesday, June 13 promoting »To Rome with Love« and talking about her other recent projects.


Date: 06/06/2012 - 20:28:14 Posted by Dominik
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Brand new »To Rome with Love« movie stills provided by international distributors / Up-to-date list of release dates
A few international distributors have started to publish further press material for Woody Allen's »To Rome with Love« in view of the upcoming release in their respective countries this summer. While Sony Pictures Classics only put up 5 movie stills on its press site so far, Paris Filmes has recently shared not less than 25 of them in MQ on the Brazilian Facebook page. As a result of my research activities I was able to add a total of 30 new images to the gallery.

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The romantic comedy, meanwhile, got an R rating from the MPAA for "some sexual references" and has continued to receive mixed reviews from both Italian and international critics. As matters stand, it will be released around the globe as follows:

DateCountryDistributorComment
June 22USASony Pictures Classics(limited release)
June 28ArgentinaDiamond Filmsas "A Roma con Amor"
June 28Chile-as "A Roma con Amor"
June 29BrazilParis Filmesas "Para Roma com Amor"
June 29NorwayScanbox Entertainment-
July 4BelgiumParadiso Films-
July 4FranceMars Distribution-
July 5RussiaCentral Partnershipas "Римские каникулы"
July 6CanadaSony Pictures Classics-
July 6USASony Pictures Classics(wide release)
July 20MexicoVideocine Distribucionas "De Roma con Amor"
August 2DenmarkScanbox Entertainment-
August 23NetherlandsParadiso Films-
August 24PolandKino Światas "Zakochani w Rzymie"
August 24SwedenScanbox Entertainmentas "Förälskad i Rom"
August 30GermanyTobis Film-
August 30HungaryBig Bang Mediaas "Rómának szeretettel"
August 30SpainAlta Classicsas "A Roma con amor "
September 20PortugalZON Lusomundoas "Para Roma com Amor"
September 20Singapore-as "爱在罗马"
September 28TurkeyPinema-
October 18AustraliaHopscotch Films-
December 20New Zealand--

With this posting I would like to introduce you to Trisha. She is the new proof reader and replaces my Canadian friend Jim who left in April for personal reasons. Welcome on board Trisha! Jim, thanks for everything you've done for the site & the community!


Date: 05/14/2012 - 23:57:31 Posted by Dominik
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World premiere of »To Rome with Love« in the Eternal City / Ellen Page confirmed for Lynn Shelton's »Touchy Feely«
As reported earlier this week, Woody Allen's »To Rome with Love« had its world premiere yesterday at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome. Before the evening gala premiere, Italian journalists were invited to a press screening of the film followed by a press conference and photo call held at the Parco dei Principi Hotel. While Primissima's report indicated that director Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page would be in attendance for the events, only five of them eventually made the trip to the Eternal City. Ellen was conspicuous by her absence and reportedly unable to come due to "other commitments" (see last paragraph for details).

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Although the feature, which has been shown in an Italian dubbed version, received some mixed reviews, everyone appeared to enjoy the carefully scripted day. The cast members showered Allen with praise during the press briefing, with Italy's favourite comedian Roberto Benigni and muse Penelope Cruz being the most enthusiastic. "His presence here in Rome is like a summer snow storm: absolutely amazing," the Oscar-winning actor raved. He also jokingly added, "Aside from Penelope Cruz and Ellen Page, I am sure Mr. Allen chose me because of my great beauty. I am without a doubt the most handsome man in the film, with apologies to Mr. Baldwin and Mr. Eisenberg, who are also quite handsome but obviously not as much as me." Cruz said Allen gave her "a jewel of a character" and called the director "peculiar" and "mesmerising". "He’s wonderful, unique, a genius, and he always leaves me wanting more, since unfortunately I was on the set for To Rome With Love and Vicky Cristina Barcelona only for three or three and a half weeks each. I could spend hours on the set just watching him work. I could go on and on," she explained in a mix of Italian and English. While Alec Baldwin joked that he had mistakenly read the script and understood that he would be a character who gets to make love to Cruz's high-class call girl in his hotel room, actor Jesse Eisenberg admitted "it's a huge honor to be able to work with Woody Allen. He is, to me, the greatest entertainer of all time".

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Much of the critical comments were about what one local journalist called the director's "superficial" portrayal of Rome itself. Others complained that Allen presents a view of Rome and Italians that is both idealized and stereotyped. The filmmaker responded to this criticism by saying, "I give you my own interpretation of Rome in the film, and I don’t pretend to have any insights about the culture or the politics. We set out to make a film set in Rome that's entertaining to watch, and that’s what we did." The Italian news agency AGI, in turn, wrote a rather positive review:

"The Rome described by Woody Allen (and cinematographer Darius Khondji) is truly enchanting. A tribute to the Eternal City, To Rome with Love consists of four intertwined stories. It's a light-hearted comedy that, despite the inevitable clichés, makes you smile, especially thanks to the performances of Allen himself and Roberto Benigni."

»To Rome with Love« is scheduled to open in Italy next week with about 600 copies distributed nationwide. Moreover, organizers announced last Thursday that Woody Allen's romantic fantasy will serve as opening night film for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival starting June 14th. This will also be the film's North American premiere. Here's the shortened press release:

FILM INDEPENDENT ANNOUNCES
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
OF WOODY ALLEN’S TO ROME WITH LOVE FOR OPENING NIGHT AT
2012 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL

- FESTIVAL TO RUN JUNE 14-24, HEADQUARTERED AT L.A. LIVE -

LOS ANGELES (April 12, 2012) – Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE, announced the North American Premiere of Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love as the opening night film for the 2012 Festival. The Festival is widely recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema, and is produced by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that also produces the Spirit Awards. The 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen a diverse slate of over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, along with signature programs such as the Filmmaker Retreat, Ford Amphitheater Outdoor Screenings, Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, Music Events and more.

Written and directed by Woody Allen, To Rome With Love is a story about a number of people in Italy — some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors — and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into. The film stars Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page, and is produced by Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum. To Rome With Love is being released by Sony Pictures Classics on June 22, 2012.

"I can’t think of a better way to kick off this year’s festival than with the original independent filmmaker himself, Woody Allen. It’s a true honor for Los Angeles to host the North American premiere of To Rome With Love," said Festival Director Stephanie Allain.

"We are thrilled to bring Woody Allen and the US premiere of his new film To Rome With Love at the LA Film Fest," said SPC’s Co-President Tom Bernard. “The Festival is a premiere showcase for films and we couldn’t be more excited that Stephanie and her team have chosen us to open the Festival.”

"I've always wanted to make a film in Rome. It's obviously one of the great cities of the world, and when you make a film in a foreign city you get a chance to spend several months there, so shooting in Rome gave me and my family an opportunity to really enjoy a city I love in a way that I don't usually get to. I wrote the film especially for Rome because over the years and my many visits there little ideas occurred to me, and I was able to utilize those ideas to comic advantage, romantic advantage, combined with the visual beauty of Rome," said Woody Allen.

Returning to downtown Los Angeles, with its central hub at L.A. LIVE, the Festival will run from Thursday, June 14 to Sunday, June 24. Now in its eighteenth year, the Festival provides the movie-loving public with access to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.

Passes are currently on sale to past Festival attendees and Film Independent members will be available to the general public on April 22. In addition to screenings and events, Festival passes provide access to a series of networking receptions and entry to the Filmmaker Lounge, where Festival pass holders can interact with Festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community. General admission tickets to individual films go on sale beginning May 29. Contact the Ticket Office for passes, tickets and event information by calling 866.FILM.FEST (866-345-6337) or visit LAFilmFest.com. The Official Film Guide, the comprehensive source for all movie info, screenings, locations, and related events is produced by the Los Angeles Times. It will top The Los Angeles Times on Sunday, June 10 in Los Angeles and Orange County and be made available throughout downtown during the ten-day event.

Also on Thursday both Deadline and The Playlist finally confirmed Ellen Page has signed up to star alongside Scoot McNairy, Rosemarie DeWitt, Josh Pais, Allison Janney and Ron Livingstone in the Lynn Shelton-directed »Touchy Feely«. While story details are still being kept under wraps, filming began yesterday at a Grocery Outlet in Seattle, Washington.


Date: 04/14/2012 - 20:38:12 Posted by Dominik
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