75 YEARS AFTER IT PREMIERED, DAY BREAK BY MARCEL CARNÉ WILL BE RESTORED AND RELEASED ONCE AGAIN, INCLUDING THE SCENES CUT OUT BY THE VICHY REGIME.
STUDIOCANAL teamed up with ÉCLAIR to start restoring Marcel Carné’s masterpiece DAY BREAK in 2013. They reviewed the period copies, met cinema specialists and historians, and found that scenes had been cut out and tampered with by Vichy regime censors (a scene where Arletty showers naked and one suggesting that police officers were fascist mercenaries). The credits were also altered: Curt...
OVER A MILLION ADMISSIONS FOR BARBECUE
BARBECUE passed a million admissions in less than 2 weeks.
BARBECUE directed by Eric Lavaine, stars Lambert Wilson, Franck Dubosc, Florence Foresti, Guillaume de Tonquédec, Lionel Abelanski…
STUDIOCANAL coproduces BARBECUE, handles all distribution rights as well as international sales.
FOCUS FEATURES ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS FROM STUDIOCANAL TO BASTILLE DAY STARRING IDRIS ELBA
Focus Features announced on May 18th in Cannes that the company had acquired North American distribution rights to the action thriller set in Paris BASTILLE DAY starring Idris Elba and Adèle Exarchopoulos. The film will be directed by James Watkins from a script by Andrew Baldwin. Philippe Rousselet is producing the project via his Vendome Pictures banner, along with Steve Golin, David Kanter...
CROSS CREEK ACQUIRES LEGEND’S NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FROM STUDIOCANAL
STUDIOCANAL has sold to CROSS CREEK the Northern American rights to the gangster film LEGEND, starring Tom Hardy (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES; TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, the upcoming MAD MAX) and written and to be directed by Brian HELGELAND (LA CONFIDENTIAL, MYSTIC RIVER, 42)
Legend is the story of the rise and fall of notorious gangsters the Kray twins who dominated London crime in the swinging...
TWO NEW SERIES PRODUCED BY RED PRODUCTION COMPANY TOP UK RATINGS
STUDIOCANAL has held a majority stake in RED Production Company, a UK-based independent producer specialising in TV series, since December 2013.
This week, two new RED series debuted in England and shot straight to the top of the audience ranking, two evenings running.
PREY, a police drama about a constable accused of murder, drew 6 million viewers (a 26% share), on ITV Monday evening.