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Jun 9 16 7:07 PM
David Leitch's The Coldest City will hit theaters August 11, 2017. Stars Charlize Theron, James McAvoy. Leitch co-directed John Wick.
Jun 9 16 8:03 PM
by Evan Slead • @evanslead
The Coldest City
Posted June 9 2016 — 9:52 PM EDT
Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Antony Johnston and illustrated by Sam Hart, the high-stakes story takes place on the eve of the Berlin Wall’s collapse, when Lorraine Broughton (Theron), a top-level spy for MI6, confronts an espionage ring in Berlin. The station chief, David Percival (McAvoy), is ordered to cooperate with Broughton in order to uncover the truth behind an undercover agent’s mysterious death.
David Leitch, who left John Wick 2 to pursue this project, is directing, based on a script by Kurt Johnstad, who wrote 300 and the upcoming Justice League tie-in film Aquaman.
The Coldest City also stars John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Til Schweiger, James Faulkner, Eddie Marsan, Roland Møller, Bill Skarsgård, and Toby Jones.
Jun 10 16 12:28 AM
Focus Features announced today the release date for The Coldest City, based on the graphic novel by Antony Johnston and illustrator Sam Hart.
Directed by David Leitch from an adapted screenplay by Kurt Johnstad, The Coldest City opens in theaters on August 11, 2017. The other films scheduled for that date are Warner Bros.’ CHiPs and Sony Pictures Animation’s The Emoji Movie.
The Coldest City
is a high-stakes, global action-thriller that takes place in the city
of Berlin, on the eve of the Wall’s collapse and the shifting of
superpower alliances. Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
portrays Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy for MI6, who is dispatched
to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring that has just killed
an undercover agent for reasons unknown. She is ordered to cooperate
with Berlin station chief David Percival (James McAvoy of X-Men),
and the two form an uneasy alliance, unleashing their full arsenal of
skills in pursuing a threat that jeopardizes the West’s entire
John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Til
Schweiger, James Faulkner, Eddie Marsan, Roland Møller, Bill Skarsgård,
Barbara Sukowa, Johannes Johannesson and Toby Jones co-star.
Jul 12 16 11:44 AM
Announcing THE COLDEST WINTER, the sequel to the Coldest City, with art by @SPerkinsArtist:
Posted July 12 2016 — 10:46 AM EDT
Whole generations have come and gone since the Cold War ended more than two decades ago, which means many have lost sight of what everyday life was like back then. According to author Antony Johnston, the main thing modern young people don’t understand about the Cold War (in addition to the whole constant-threat-of-nuclear-annihilation thing) was how inevitable it felt: “While it was happening, we couldn’t imagine it would ever end. It felt like this is how the world is, and it will never be different. The wall will never come down, and the Iron Curtain will never fall, and Russia will always be Communist and we’ll always be enemies,” he tells EW.
Johnston, a longtime comics author with a deep love of spy fiction, set out to tackle the Cold War with a trilogy of graphic novels set in the war’s epicenter: Berlin. The first was 2012’s The Coldest City, which took place at the end of the Cold War and was illustrated by Sam Hart. (It’s also currently being adapted into a film by David Leitch starringCharlize Theron and James McAvoy.) Johnston wanted to show how sudden the end of the war felt for people living in it, people who thought it would stretch on forever, but it didn’t leave him a lot of forward plot runway. For the upcoming sequel, The Coldest Winter(illustrated by Steve Perkins), he decided to take a few steps back and illustrate the backstory of The Coldest City’s enigmatic British station chief David Perceval.
“I specifically wanted to show how he became the sort of person he is in The Coldest City, because he’s not a very likable character there,” Johnston says. “It was very much about finding that character and making him sympathetic, because in The Coldest City, he’s not very sympathetic at all.”
The preview pages below feature one of Perceval’s first missions as a British intelligence agent in Berlin, where he attempts to extradite an important scientist from East Berlin to the West side. Things go sour, resulting in an epic car chase — one with far more action than anything that happened in The Coldest City. Johnston says this influx of action was deliberate, and part of the reason he wanted Perkins to illustrate this installment.
“What I liked about Steven’s work is that obviously it’s very noir, which suits the mood and style of the book, but it also has a core of energy in there that was very important for this book,” Johnston says. “It’s a little more action-focused than The Coldest City, so I knew we needed someone who could pull that off.”
Perkins, for his part, did his best to make this scene as action-focused as possible.
“I definitely wanted to make it feel like a burst of action after some subdued cat-and-mouse games,” Perkins tells EW. “That was one of the few sequences where I broke from the standard, geometric panel layout that most of the book is in and did more dynamic angles to make it as exciting as possible so it felt like we were suddenly exploding into this action sequence in the book. That’s nothing new, that’s what every comic artist does, but I definitely wanted to push it as hard as possible with cars jumping off of stairs and everything else. It was a blast to draw.”
Action is sprinkled throughout The Coldest Winter, along with snow. As it goes on, the book starts living up to its name as heavy snow builds and builds until it grows into a massive storm, literal as well as metaphorical.
“That was definitely something I picked up on the first time I read the script, how the storm is coming. It’s almost like Game of Thrones: Winter is coming,” Perkins says. “I was very conscious of building up the level of snow and paying attention to how much snow was actually falling. Antony was kind of great about putting signposts in the script about how much snow, where is the storm, so I followed his lead.”
Every trilogy needs a threequel, of course. Although there aren’t many details about the currently unnamed third installment, Johnson will say it focuses on The Coldest City protagonist Lorraine Broughton’s backstory, much as The Coldest Winter tackles David Perceval’s.
“She is not in this book, but the third one will focus on her and will show, without spoiling anything, how she came to be in this situation in which she finds herself at the start of The Coldest City,” Johnston says.
Check out preview pages from The Coldest Winter below. The full book will hit stands this December. The film version of The Coldest City is currently set for an Aug. 11, 2017 release.
See more graphics - http://www.ew.com/article/2016/07/11/exclusive-preview-cold-war-graphic-novel-coldest-winter
If The Coldest City is good, could this be a prequel for James? It would need to be filmed in the winter.
Aug 11 16 9:23 AM
So far, IMDB only has release dates for the USA -- August 11th, 2017 and the UK -- August 18th (and only 2017 for Belgium, no specific date yet).
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“This bottom line is good for the industry,” Dergarabedian said, noting that even underperforming sequels still managed to lure ticket buyers. “But budget losses aren’t good for the studios.”
One other bright spot this year: “Suicide Squad,” which has made $262.4 million in North America so far and is now the No. 4 movie of the summer, defied the odds by opening in August — traditionally considered a dead zone for studio releases.
“August is rapidly becoming a key month for new releases,” said Corcoran.
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On the eve of the Berlin Wall's collapse, an MI6 spy (Charlize Theron) and the city's intelligence station chief (James McAvoy) must figure out who's killing undercover agents and why. Ooh, some good old-school Cold War espionage! The two leads have a proven track record with this kind of stuff; we're curious to see how rookie director David Leitch, a.k.a. John Wick's co-director (and Brad Pitt’s old stuntman), handles the stylistic thrills, spills and chills, given that he's tasked with the responsibility of making Deadpool 2 next year. KYK http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/50-most-anticipated-movies-of-2017-w457841/the-coldest-city-aug-11-w458580
Feb 22 17 1:42 PM
Deadpool 2‘s David Leitch directs this thriller which stars James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones. 300‘s Kurt Johnstad wrote the screenplay which follows Agent Broughton to Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city. There she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
The new poster is below:http://deadline.com/2017/02/charlize-theron-atomic-blonde-the-coldest-city-title-change-sxsw-premiere-1201942727/
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Atomic Blonde first look: Charlize Theron goes on the attack
Posted on March 8, 2017 at 9:00am EST
Two summers after Charlize Theron redefined heroism in the decaying, post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max, she is re-imagining the Cold War thriller as a femme-fatale master spy who brawls like an MMA star. Atomic Blonde, due out July 28 — and debuting at SXSW this weekend — is a poppy, punk-rock take on the genre by fight choreographer-turned-director David Leitch (John Wick). It’s Berlin, 1989. Depeche Mode and New Order dominate the airwaves, the wall is about to come down, and Theron’s character Lorraine Broughton is sent into the chaotic city to retrieve a most-wanted dossier. James McAvoy plays her hardened, fur-coated fellow agent. (You’ve never seen a black mesh tank-top look so good.)
Theron bought the rights to the graphic novel by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart with her producing partner Beth Kono five years ago. “I hadn’t seen another character like her out there,” Theron says. “She doesn’t apologize for anything. We made her strong and feisty. She’s cheeky. These were all things I responded to.”
And the actress was up to the task. Thanks in part to a background in ballet, Theron had what it took to be that onscreen badass. “It’s refreshing to find an actor who can do these long, long takes, memorize the choreography, maintain the character, and deliver a performance,” Leitch says. “She’s extraordinary.”
Theron trained four-to-five hours a day for three months with Leitch and his team of fighters. She tackled multiple-attacker combat scenes and even learned the very tricky MMA skill called a “hanging arm throw” where she flings herself on the ground, landing on her back, to throw another man over her head. It wasn’t easy.
“Let’s be honest, I got my ass handed to me every day,” Theron says of the intense training. “I cracked through two of my teeth in the back of my mouth from clenching so much that I had to have massive dental surgery right before we left for Budapest to shoot the film.”
So punk rock.
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