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in Hollywood / 25.03.2020

Asterix co-creator and illustrator Albert Uderzo dies at 92

Albert Uderzo, the playful French illustrator behind the comic book hero Asterix the Gaul whose adventures fighting the Roman legions have enthralled readers of all ages around the world, died aged 92.

Albert Uderzo died in his sleep at his home in Neuilly, after a heart attack that was not linked to the coronavirus. He had been extremely tired for the past several weeks,” his son-in-law Bernard de Choisy said.

Uderzo created Asterix in 1959 with fellow Frenchman and writer Rene Goscinny, bringing them to life in the French-Belgian comics magazine Pilote. Two years later, the first stand-alone effort, Astérix the Gaul, was released.

Since then, the series extended into 38 books, most recently Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter from last year, that have sold 380 million copies worldwide and been translated into some 110 languages and dialects, including Latin and Ancient Greek.

Nearly 1.6 million copies of The Chieftain’s Daughter were sold last year in France alone, putting it at the top of best-seller lists.

Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo collaborated on the comic until the death of Goscinny in 1977. Uderzo then took over the writing and stopped illustrating the series in 2011. But their style and dialogue are faithfully imitated by the new writing team.

Since Uderzo's retirement, the work on Astérix has been handled by writer Jean-Yves Ferri and artist Didier Conrad under a deal that allows Lagardère-owned publisher Hachette to continue producing the series. The most recent book, Astérix and the Chieftain's Daughter, was released in October 2019.

Parc Astérix, a French theme park based on the property, has brought in 50 million visitors since opening outside Paris in 1989.

Prorom release three Asterix movies: Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia (2012), Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods (2014) and Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (2018).




in Events / 19.03.2020

Cannes Film Festival 2020 Postponed Over Coronavirus Concerns

The Cannes Film Festival will no longer take place during the scheduled dates of May 12-23, 2020 and will instead be postponed till late June.

Here it is the official Press release of the Cannes International Film Festival:

“At this time of global health crisis, our thoughts go to the victims of the COVID-19 and we express our solidarity with all of those who are fighting the disease.

Today, we have made the following decision: The Festival de Cannes cannot be held on the scheduled dates, from May 12 to 23. Several options are considered in order to preserve its running, the main one being a simple postponement, in Cannes, until the end of June-beginning of July, 2020.

As soon as the development of the French and international health situation will allow us to assess the real possibility, we will make our decision known, in accordance with our ongoing consultation with the French Government and Cannes City Hall as well as with the Festival's Board Members, Film industry professionals and all the partners of the event.

In the meantime, the Festival de Cannes lends its vocal support to all of those who firmly call on everyone to respect the general lockdown, and ask to show solidarity in these difficult times for the entire world.

See you very soon,
The Festival de Cannes Team.”




in Events / 12.03.2020

Lassie Come Home – Now in Romanian and Hungarian cinemas!

Lassie, the most famous dog in film history, is back on cinema screens this weekend. The heartwarming story of the inseparable friendship between a boy and his Collie dog is based on the wellknown original novel by Eric Knight. The movie is directed by Hanno Olderdissen.

Twelve-year-old Florian and his beloved collie Lassie are inseparable and best friends. When Florian's father loses his job, the family has to move into a smaller flat - no dogs allowed.

Florian is devastated and has to give Lassie away. Lassie is placed in the hands of Count von Sprengel, who travels to the North Sea with her and his exuberant granddaughter Priscilla (12).

When the count's mean caretaker starts treating Lassie badly, she takes the opportunity to escape and begins an adventurous journey across Germany, always in search of Flo.

But Lassie is not the only one who has set off on a journey. Flo also can't stand it any longer and starts looking for his dog. The two can't be beaten that easy!   

Flo's best friend is his Collie Lassie. When his family is forced to give the dog away, Flo is heartbroken. But Lassie isn’t easily separated from Flo and embarks on an adventurous journey across Germany, a journey back to her beloved friend Flo.

The heartwarming story of this indestructible friendship will resonate not only with pet lovers, but also with those who have not forgotten to be children.

Prorom will release Lassie Come Home in Romanian and Hungarian cinemas starting March 13th.




in Interviews / 05.03.2020

Interview with Franck Dubosc: “Real happiness is often right within our reach.”

On the occasion of launching the comedy 10 Days Without Mum we publish an interview with actor Franck Dubosc.

Franck Dubosc was born on November 7, 1963 in Le Petit-Quevilly, Seine-Maritime, France.

He is an actor and writer, known for Rolling to You (2018), Camping (2006) and Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008). He has been married to Danièle since June 19, 2009. They have one child.

This week he can be seen in cinemas in Romania and Hungary in the comedy 10 Days Without Mum, distributed by Prorom.

What drew you in when you first read the script of 10 Days Without Mum?
Since this is a remake, I was able to see the original Argentinian film before reading the new script. It's a rare luxury to be able to see a finished product first, and get a sense of the project, then rediscover it anew as a new script for a French audience. This role of present-yet-absent father, who has many scenes with his children, was very appealing to me. Beyond the humor and the comedy, there is a sensibility, a dose of reality that I can relate to as a father in terms of how we see our kids or fail to see them.

Ludovic Bernard says he could only see you in this role. Did you feel like you had to seize this opportunity, and if so, why?
Let's just say that it corresponded perfectly to my wishes to act in films that are funny yet anchored in reality. I had seen The Climb and In Your Hands, two features directed by Ludovic, and I really wanted to work with him.

How would you describe your character, Antoine?
He represents a lot of men. He is selfish and career-driven; both usually go hand in hand. But he has blinders on. He is completely missing what's essential in his life, but in order to realize that his children are essential to his existence, he needs to see them—but he doesn't even look.

How did you shape the character?
I went with the flow. Everything was written, well written. The only difficulty was to go searching within yourself around children who are not your own and give them tenderness and love that appears credible. It's almost more indecent than a love scene with an actress who is not your wife. You keep having to tell yourself that this is just cinema, but the young ones don't really differentiate between fiction and reality.

You’re a father and must often be absent because of your roles in the theatre and on screen. What port of you did you bring to this role?
I have a profession that is extremely engaging, and I've tended to put my career before my children. My field will forget me long before they will; I know that now. To me, this film was a bit like therapy. When women don't work, men tend to tell them that they are free to do whatever they want once the kids have been dropped off at school. They don't realize the workload involved. Since the shoot, I never tell my wife that her days are easy even if she takes care of our two sons. In fact, she has seen 10 Days Without Mum and every time she tells me, "be careful, that's you in the film, that's honestly how you tend to be in real life."

What kind of notes did he give you?
He sometimes helped me simplify certain things in order to stay true to the character. We had many discussions and I trusted him completely. I didn't want him to be a customer of what I can do from a comedy standpoint. But, more and more, I'm forgetting how to be Franck Dubosc when I play in a movie.

Was it frightening to have dialogues with four children?
On the contrary. I have worked with kids a lot and I love it, because they don't cheat. The difficulty lies in being real around them, because you can't fake anything with them. Working with the youngest one was a bit more complicated. I had to win his affections, then be patient. He was the one calling the shots.

What do you think of the actresses you worked with, Aure Atiko and Alice David?
I knew Aure because we had appeared together in Traffic Peddling by Dominique Farrugia twenty years ago. I met Alice David for the first time. They are beautiful women, incredible actresses, and exceptional colleagues—what more is there to say? We collaborated with ease, with no complications. Compared to my character, they are obviously on a moral high ground. In fact, I would say that this is rightfully so, and that women will really relate to this film. And it would be good for men to question their own lives and realize that they are probably far less complicated. The role of men and fathers today is different than in prior generations. And it's for the best.

Would you say that the moral of the film is that women make men better?
I don't know if that's the takeaway of the film, but it's the truth. I would say that the moral is that one should look at what's right in front of them rather than seeking something far off. Real happiness is often right within our reach.




in Interviews / 26.02.2020

Interview With Director Ludovic Bernard: “10 Days Without Mum it's absolutely a family comedy”

On the occasion of launching the comedy 10 days without Mum we publish an interview with director Ludovic Bernard, known for The Climb, Mission Pays Basque and In Your Hands.
10 days without Mum opens February 28th in theaters in Romania and Hungary, distributed by Prorom.

What sparked the idea for 10 Days Without Mum?
It's actually a remake of an Argentinian film. Romain Brémond and Daniel Preljocaj, my producers, loved it and thought I might be interested. I immediately fell in love with the story, which was very funny but had an emotional core, even a bit of gravity, which I found interesting. Those are the ingredients I like to see in a comedy. Even though I'm fond of jokes and comical situations, I like for there to be something else between the lines. Here, it's about a man's redemption, a father's redemption. Will he be capable of change, and to really take care of his loved ones?

Is there anything personal that appealed to you?
The story impacted me because I'm the father of two daughters, one of whom is similar to Chloé, one of the characters in the film. I'm well aware of how much I've worked and travelled the last few years. Yes, I've been absent, and thankfully my wife was there to find solutions for every little thing that comes up day after day. And I sometimes had to make up for lost time. That's also the reason I wanted to invest myself fully in this project.

How did you modify the original script?
With my co-screenwriter Mathieu Ouillon, we worked to adapt it to French culture, to the habits and mannerisms of French children and teenagers, which are not always the same as in Argentina. Other than that, in the roles of the mother and father, there were a lot of universal things we chose to keep. It's a universal subject.

Is it fair to say that it’s a family comedy about family issues?
It's absolutely a family comedy. The story takes place in the south of France, in a typical large family in which there's no cheating, no fighting, and a lot of love. But the father is too preoccupied by his work and because of this, he overlooks all kinds of small things that are important to his children. He overlooks his children because of his job. He hasn't really seen them grow up. He doesn't know them, really. What the movie highlights is the absence of this father, despite his physical presence, as well as a lack of paternal structure and authority. Children need love as well as guidance.

So, the title, 10 Days Without Mum, is meant to make us wonder how the father is going to manage in her absence?
Exactly. Isabelle, his wife, decided years before to quit her i b as a lawyer in order to take care of four children and her husband, which is basically like running a small company. When she decides to take a vacation on her own, because she's tired of being invisible, he must manage all the things he's never taken care of. I know how much work that entails.

The film deals with the dynamics of a family, as well as the dynamics of a couple...
The character of Antoine and his wife Isabelle have a bit of an outdated relationship—the man works, the woman stays at home... This has totally evolved, thankfully. I would say this is an old formula, that of the previous generation, our parents' generation, but it's nonetheless what Antoine represents at the beginning of the film. So, he has a long way to go.

Isabelle seems to be the pillar of this family. She handles all day-to-day responsibilities, as well as her husband's contracts... Wouldn't you say she is a bit exploited?
She's more the problem solver. She's the mother who knows all, iust like in a lot of families, and who manages to handle everything without getting overwhelmed. Whereas a father, if he's preoccupied with something, will often postpone things, and answer with "not now, come back in 10 minutes, let's see tomorrow". The more you defer the answers to children's question, and fail to sort anything out, the more your risk losing them. You shouldn't minimize their questions. What might appear insignificant to us in the moment is often crucial in their eyes. Plus, concerning the dynamics at the heart of this family, I started thinking about Freud's claim that parents are like a bone that children chew on, which I always found very funny.

How did you select Aure Atiko for Isabelle's character, this mother who,  at  the beginning of the film, seems to swim in a sea of domestic bliss, and has a saintliness about her?
I wanted this woman to be loved and beyond reproach, so that you couldn't |udge her for leaving her home or think that she was abandoning her family. On the contrary, I wanted the audience to think "break free and let them figure it out for once." I liked Aure immediately. Other than the fact that she's beautiful and talented, she has this smile and this benevolence in her that legitimizes the character's choices.

Children play an important role in the film. How did you pick them?
It was a long casting process during which we saw many children from different age groups. We gravitated towards those who were comfortable in front of the camera and around adult actors, and who also understood the emotional content we were asking of them. Evan Paturel who plays Jojo, 2 years old, was a natural fit. I was committed to working with someone that age despite the problems it poses, because he doesn't speak very well yet and Antoine is the only one who doesn't understand him, which is a sign that he doesn't pay attention to him. Secondly, Violette Guillon who plays Chloe, age 12, was incredible during auditions. The choice of Swann Joulin for the role of Arthur, age 14, and llan Debrabant for Maxime, age 8, eventually fell into place. It became clear, when we took family photos with the four of them, that they created a beautiful family with Aure and Franck. The family ties seemed completely credible.

And how did things shake out with them?
Let's just say it was a matter of patience. You must learn to wait and wait, and not to give up on anything even on days that are jam-packed. Especially with the little one, whose desires didn't always line up with ours. Evan is a brilliant child but, on some days, he didn't feel like dressing up or participating in the film. Small children don't deliver the script on cue. If they say the line at all, they'll speak a little bit before or after the ideal tempo. Basically, they do what they want and there are a lot of unknowns to balance. That back and forth with adult actors can be complicated. I couldn't have done it alone. There were days where I wanted to pull out my hair, but Franck was an incredible partner to have, always patient and amused—a wonderful set dad who was incredibly patient with the children, even when he felt discombobulated. And honestly, I sometimes took advantage of his desperation and left the camera rolling. This obviously worked with his character as an overwhelmed father.

Antoine gets swept up in a series of hilarious domestic catastrophes that he doesn't seem to be able to contain. How did you envision these scenes?
Like pure action scenes, with the rhythm of the Home Alone anthology. As soon as the mother leaves, it's a complete disaster, a jungle with no rules. I wanted things to move in a crescendo, with the camera following each movement, and for it to go in every direction and leave you gasping for breath.

Why did you go with Franck Dubosc for Antoine's character?
When I saw the South American version of the film, I immediately thought of Franck for the role of the father. It had to be him and no one else. I was really moved by the film he directed, Rolling to You. I found it beautiful, subtle, and intelligent despite being built around a risky subject. And it seemed to me he wanted something more than a slapstick role, even though I am totally on board with that. But I felt it was good for him to show another facet of his personality, a softer, more reserved, emotional side that is about expressing your feelings, which he hasn't done much before. This is what we looked for together, while making sure not to eradicate his incredible range as a comedian. Franck blew me away with the range of his acting. He manages to make this lost, indefensible character both likeable and charismatic. All I want is to make another movie with him.

Antoine works in human resources but knows nothing about his four children. He thinks more about climbing the social ladder than raising his children. But isn't he a bit of a child himself?
He is, within the family dynamic. His wife mothers him. When he's at home, Antoine lets himself get taken care of. Outside of the home, he is obsessed with the promotion that he has been waiting on for several years. You can't fault him for that; it's understandable. However, it is true that the relationship he has with his rival, played by Alexis Michalik, could also seem childish. They often act like kids on a playground, showing off their muscles, trying to see who comes out on top. Which is something that, it seems to me, happens in some companies.

Their rivalry brings about on unbelievable scene around the loyoff of a warehouse worker, played by Alice David.
Yes, it's a pissing match, a display of power in order to be recognized, which makes them look completely ridiculous and brings them to fire this young woman for stealing three screws. Even if we are exaggerating a bit for comic effect, I still feel like reality isn't too far off. I recently heard that a cashier lost her job for a mistake in her tally totalling 24 cents. It's iust as ridiculous and absolutely tragic.

The character played by Alice David, Julia, is important. She comes to Antoine’s rescue without knowing he led to her demise. Is she the voice of reason?
When he tells her that in his world, people shouldn't steal, she responds that in hers, people should take care of their kids. She triggers something; she makes Antoine face his responsibilities. Alice immediately understood the subtleties in her script. She has several scenes face to face with Franck, with a lot of dialogue, different emotions to communicate, and she placed the bar high. Thanks to these two actors at the top of their game, this resulted in scenes I'm very proud of.

The women in the film, in fact, are all the "good guys". Is this intentional?
Completely intentional. I wanted to show that mothers, hence women, generally have a better perspective on how to approach life.

What does this movie hove in common with your first three films? Aren't they all about men who ore changed because of love?
Antoine does change. As he becomes able, again, to show his children love, he transforms them as well. I've always told stories in which notions of transformation hold an important place because they allow protagonists who start off on the wrong foot to find their way towards a new life. But I had never thought about it in this way and you are indeed correct: women help elevate men. That I firmly believe.




in Trailers / 14.02.2020

First teaser trailer for After We Collided is here!

After fans, we just got a great Valentine’s Day gift! The first teaser trailer for After We Collided was just released!

The film is the sequel to After, based on the bestselling books by Anna Todd.

The highly-anticipated After sequel is getting closer and closer to our screens every day. And after a minuscule teaser last week, the After We Collided movie is back with a full teaser trailer, and the drama is intense.

The film follows Tessa and Hardin as they navigate through their relationship. Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Dylan Sprouse, Selma Blair and Candice King star in the film.

Roger Kumble is directing After We Collided. Kumble is known for directed and wrote the cult Reese Witherspoon / Ryan Phillipe / Sarah Michelle Gellar / Selma Blair hit Cruel Intentions, as well as The Sweetest Thing starring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate and Blair.

After We Collided has no release date yet, but the teaser trailer does say it will be in theaters this year.

Stay tuned for more news soon!




in Interviews / 07.02.2020

Exclusive interview with Iulian Grigoriu: “Latte is a feel good movie, about friendship in the first place”

This weekend, Latte and the Magic Waterstone (directed by Mimi Maynard, Regina Welker) arrives in cinemas in Romania. On this occasion, we bring you an exclusive interview with Iulian Grigoriu, the Romanian who was animation director for this film.

How did you get to do what you do now? Working in this area of animation?
I always wanted to make cartoons. When I was a kid, on Saturdays, at the end of school, I was running home to see final minutes from the Gala Desenului Animat  (Cartoon Gala – a famous Romanian show in th '90s). Then they took me to the Doina cinema. (in the past a famous Romanian cinema where they running only family films and animations). It was like I arrived in the cartoon country.

They had wallpapers of animals from the jungle on the walls, it was a small room and somehow intimate, weekly program where you could find full-length movies that you would see on TV only in the parts of a few minutes a week. What can I say? It was fantastic!

I've been drawing since I was little, and even tried to be a serious artist and to focus on things with more weight, respectable but I failed. When I entered the high school of arts and saw that they had the animation section I had no doubt. I didn't have to choose between sections. Things were no longer the same at the academy where there was no animation section.

Animation was not an art there, so I choose graphics and painting which was very useful to me later. But not to dramatize. I had a nice chance to work at Animafilm since I was in high school. That was practically the time when I was really inoculated with the animation virus and I say this because during my student years I tried to do other jobs but I always went back to animation.

A friend of mine, Olimp Bandalac told me: "Once you have got the animation virus you will not escape". And so it is for most of us.

Then I worked through almost all the studios in Bucharest in the '90s. But as I was young, inexperienced, those years were pretty gray. In the late 90's, after finishing college, I went to Hungary and that was it. After a year my girlfriend from then came with me. She became my wife after a few years.

What does the job of animation director and supervisor mean?
This position is a very responsible one and quite difficult from several points of view. Job descriptions can be found on the net but I tell you what it means to me and how I relate to this position. First of all you have to be an animator yourself. Only this way you can help where it is needed.

Every time I start a new movie I try to document myself as much as possible. What is the original story behind the script. Who are my directors, possibly the producers. After that I try to understand as best I can the script and the characters in the film. The deeper I get into the story, the better I realize the subtleties and layers of the film.

From here I start to have discussions with the director (the directors in this case of Latte) and to deepen the story and the characters. What kind of acting we need, as well as in what sense to exaggerate etc. Once it is clear to me what the directors want, I start working on the animation style, find a rhythm of the film, look for references by actors to help the animator understand the character.

Many times I even make a database representing what kind of expressions should be used and the limits of deformations. I can usually select the team after tests or portfolios. Once the team or teams are chosen, I usually do an acting workshop on the characters in the movie. I'm trying to make the animators understand why character X is moving like this and why it has to be different from other characters.

How a character evolves during the film and how important it is to animate as much as needed and where needed. Only then do I begin to talk about each sequence and each scene. If the animation is not correct I send additional drawings to the frame where something needs to be changed. As a simple supervisor the work is a little simpler, having to follow the instructions of the animation director.

How long have you been working as animation director and supervisor?
I think I started in 2009 or 2010 with a famous series in Germany. A production for preschoolers called Kikaninchen, a position assumed by Anca starting with season 2, becoming "kikaninchen's mother" over a few years.That's how they called it in Mitteldeutsche Zeitung in an article about the series. In the meantime, I started working on the first feature film as animation director in Belgium.

There I had the “baptism of fire”. We were working on a big film, produced in Paris and we had to send weekly a fixed number of seconds to a quality that we had not worked before. I learned a lot and realized that I still have a lot of work to do. It was a good school.

I know that before you settled in Germany you had a period when you also worked in Hungary? How was that experience?
In Hungary were the years of my growing up professionally or at least the beginning of them. We went through some experiences and we had the chance to qualify professionally, being forced to keep the deadlines, doing a large volume of animation and doing many tests. It was a good school.

You have worked on many successful animated films. What project do you keep closely to your heart and why?
I can't say I liked one movie... it's like asking a parent which of the children is dearer to him. I mean a good parent :-) Each production is different, and has its problems and solutions. Teams often differ completely. For example, now we are working on a new film by Enzo Dálo. For me 90-95% of the team is new. We will have first and foremost many young animators who will need a lot of advice. It will be fun and very interesting of course but it will be also a new adventure from which I will learn a lot.

Who has influenced you the most in your career?
Work in the studio. I learned a lot by watching a lot of movies and here I mention that not only animation and not only American. I read a lot and try to document myself a lot. BUT! I happen to work with people who are really big names in the field and and I can learn a lot from them.

I learned from Tahsin Özgür who animated for Disney in a few big movies. Another name that inspired me through the vitality of work and professionalism is Jesper Moller and in the last year and something I have worked and still work with Daniel St. Pierre from which I learned many details that you can not find in books. Of course, I learned something from each film I worked on and there are several names that influenced my evolution whether or not I was aware of it.

How much does working on a European animation differ from one for a larger studio? The difference is only about money, or also involves more special technology?
This is a good question :-) First and foremost, in Europe, there are increasingly competitive productions, by American standards. The only problem is the budget of the film. The bigger the budget, the more time you have to work on story, design, style, animation, effects, light... etc. The last film I worked on and we hope to release this year is an India-China co-production and is at a high standard. Here I worked hard on the quality of the animation and it will feel.

In 2019 you worked on the animation Latte & the Magic Waterstone as animation director. Can you tell me how you got to work on this project?
I first saw the trailer on the net. It was kind of love at first sight. I knew I could do a lot with a character like Latte. About 7-8 months, when I was approaching the final production of that time (Marnie’s World or Spy Cat) I announced online that I will be free of contract.

Then I received an email from a Belgian colleague from the production company if it is ok to recommend me to the German producer of Latte Igel. Do you realize that I was flying on a cloud and seeing the city from above :-) I said yes, I was contacted and that was it.

How did you work with directors Regina Welker and Nina Wels?
The collaboration with these two beautiful ladies was extraordinary. And I'm not exaggerating. I anchored Latte's acting based on the personality or the way Regina moves. The funny thing is that she says she moves the same way I do but you should see her. He is an animated character full of energy and humor.

After we had our first Skype talk, I was a little scared that we didn't quite understand about the message of the movie. That was my impression and I don't think it was that way, but I'm an emotional guy, so I belived that.

It was only when we met face-to-face in the studio I realized how they are and what they want… we started to know each other and actually worked on the construction of the film. We made many ideas exchanges and sometimes we argued about things, but in a constructive way, and all of that practically served to raise the quality of the film.

Nina helped me a lot with the team from Ludwigsburg and Halle / Saale, I also had to work in India. We had a total of 4 teams and fortunately all were talented and motivated.

Prorom will release on February 7 in Romanian cinemas Latte & the Magic Waterstone. Do you have a special message for the spectators who are going to see it?
Latte
is a feel good movie, about friendship in the first place. You may be surprised that the story will catch you and you won't know when the time has passed. I just hope you like it as much as we liked to create it and bring it to the cinema. I look forward to the reaction of the Romanian audience.

Interview by Emanuel Lăzărescu.




in Hollywood / 06.02.2020

Kirk Douglas, Hollywood Legend, Dead at 103

Veteran actor and a star of Hollywood's Golden Age Legend Kirk Douglas has passed away. Douglas died on Wednesday at the age of 103.

A veteran actor with a career in Hollywood spanning over 60 years, Douglas is also known as the father of famous actor Michael Douglas, who confirmed his father's passing in a post on Instagram.

Born as Issur Danielovitch in 1916, Douglas legally changed his name to the one we all know before enlisting in the Navy in World War II. After his time in the military, Douglas began pursuing work in radio, theater, and commercials, finding his first break in a stage production of Kiss and Tell.

This led to other acting work, culminating in Douglas' movie debut in 1946 alongside Barbara Stanwyck in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, who launched his career in Hollywood.

Over the years, Douglas appeared in dozens of movies with many memorable starring roles. He is particularly known for his starring role in the 1960 movie Spartacus and for his Oscar-nominated performance in the 1959 movie Champion.

Douglas also appeared in multiple John Wayne movies, including In Harm's Way, Cast a Giant Shadow, and The War Wagon.

Douglas retired in 2004 at the end of a career in which his successes remain famous Seven Days in May, Lonely Are The Brave, Gunfight At The O.K. Corral, Paths of Glory, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

Douglas received an honorary Oscar at the 1995 Academy Awards and later named the 36th greatest movie star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.

Image: Kirk Douglas as Spartacus, one of his most famous films.




in Hollywood / 03.02.2020

Stephen Lang, Keith David & Chris Galust Join Guy Pearce In The Seventh Day

Cast has been rounded out on The Seventh Day, the new horror pic starring Guy Pearce and Mexican actor Vadhir Derbez.

Stephen Lang, Keith David, Chris Galust, Robin Bartlett, and Brady Jenness are joining Guy Pearce in the exorcism horror The Seventh Day.

Lang will co-star with Guy Pearce in the feature film, written and directed by Justin P. Lange (The Dark), and produced by Dallas Sonnier (Bone Tomahawk, Dragged Across Concrete) & Amanda Presmyk (Dragged Across Concrete, Puppet Master: The Little Reich) for Fangoria & Cinestate.

In The Seventh Day, a renowned exorcist teams up with a rookie exorcist for his first day of training. As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge.

Justin P. Lange is a screenwriter and director with an MFA in film directing from the Columbia University Graduate Film Program. The Dark, Justin's critically-acclaimed and award-winning feature film debut as writer/director, had its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

The project is shooting this month in Dallas and New Orleans.




in Events / 27.01.2020

Gala Premiere for Song of Names in Hungary

The Song of Names, the new movie by director François Girard starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen had a Gala Premiere in Hungary on 21st of January, in Urania Cinema.

Over 250 Guest were present at this event, hosted by the famous Dorka Gyarfas. Among the guests there was the producer Robert Lantos who welcomed the guests with a few words about the movie and its creation.

Several famous Hungarian movie industry related people were present at this event, for example Kristóf Deák who is an Oscar-winner director or Csaba Káel - the Hungarian film director, CEO of Müpa Budapest and CEO of the National Film Institute Hungary.

One of the actors / musicians from the movie - Zoltán Schwarz (violin) took the stage and performed a song from the movie.

After the screening there were some interviews and an afterparty for the crew and the celebrities present at this event.

The Song of Names (titled in Hungary A nevek dala) will have its premiere in Hungary on 6th of February, distributed by Big Bang Media – A Prorom Company.

Foto (left to right): Tibor Krsko (Businessman), Robert Lantos (Producer of the movie) and Csaba Káel (CEO of the National Film Institute Hungary).




in Events / 23.01.2020

Night Shift – World premiere at this year’s Berlinale

The Berlin Film Festival has added a world premiere - special screening of Anne Fontaine’s Night Shift (Police), starring Omar Sy and Virginie Efira.

This year marks the 70th edition of Berlin International Film Festival and will be take place from 20th February to 1st March 2020.

The Berlin Film Festival and European Film Market (EFM - a film trade fair held simultaneously to the Berlinale) - are attended by around 20,000 professionals from over 130 countries. More than 4200 journalists produce media coverage in over 110 countries.

Based on a novel by Hugo Boris, Night Shift (Police) focuses on three Parisian police officers charged with driving a stranger back to the border. However, Virginie (Efira) realizes their prisoner will most likely be killed upon return to his country and so goes about attempting to convince her fellow officers to release him.

The protagonists of Night Shift, Anne Fontaine’s new film, with Omar Sy playing a dramatic role, are torn between desires and fears.

Along with Sy, Virginie Efira and Grégory Gadebois complete a trio of policemen and - women who represent a fascinating cross-section of French society.

Prorom will release Night Shift in 2020 in Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia.




in Hollywood / 20.01.2020

Lassie is back in cinemas!

Lassie, the most famous dog in film history, is back on cinema screens!

The heartwarming story of the inseparable friendship between a boy and his Collie dog is based on the wellknown original novel by Eric Knight.

Flo's best friend is his Collie Lassie. When his family is forced to give the dog away, Flo (Nico Marischka) is heartbroken. But Lassie isn’t easily separated from Flo and embarks on an adventurous journey across Germany, a journey back to her beloved friend Flo.

Lassie Come Home is directed by Hanno Olderdissen and stars Nico Marischka, Sebastian Bezzel, Anna Maria Mühe and Bella Bading.

The family entertainment adventure is produced by Henning Ferber through his LCH Film UG in co-production with Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, Suedstern Film, and Traumfabrik Babelsberg. Warner Bros. will release the film theatrically in Germany.

Prorom will release the movie in 2020 in: Romania (on March 13), Hungary (March 12), Czech Republic and Slovakia (September 10), Moldova and Bulgaria.




in Events / 16.12.2019

Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Maggie Q will film in Romania the action-thriller The Asset

At the beginning of next year, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Maggie Q will film in Romania The Asset, directed by Martin Campbell, known for directing action films like GoldenEye, Casino Royale, Vertical Limit or The Mask of Zorro.

Written by Richard Wenk (The Equalizer, Renegades, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), the film is the story of two assassins (Keaton and Maggie Q) in direct competition, assassins who hold secrets from the Vietnam War. When one of their mentors is killed, they have to make a compromise alliance to return to Vietnam to discover the criminal.

The Asset has a team of very famous producers, people who have been behind some of the most successful action films of recent years: Moshe Diamant (Hurricane Heist), Rob Van Norden (Rambo, Last Blood) and Arthur Sarkissian (Rush Hour).

Director Martin Campbell begin the pre-production in Romania. The local production is coordinated by Frame Film.

Filming will begin on January 8, 2020 and will take place over 10 weeks in Bucharest, at various locations in the center of the capital, with production moving then for one week to London and one to Vietnam.

Prorom will release The Asset in Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia.




in Hollywood / 12.12.2019

Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue! released in Romanian and Hungarian cinemas

Join the Paw Patrol as they race into action at the Adventure Bay 500 in this all-new special that will be released in cinemas on January 31, 2020!

For them, no challenge is too big and no puppy is too small...

It’s the Adventure Bay 500! The pups have built an awesome race track and are ready to be the pit crew for their race hero, The Whoosh! But when the legendary racer is unable to drive in the championship race, he calls on his biggest fan-pup Marshall to take the wheel and race in his place!

Marshall has to overcome his lack of confidence and his dastardly competition, The Cheetah, to fulfill his dream of becoming the fastest race-pup ever!

Get ready to race and rescue!

Directed by Charles E. Bastien, Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue! stars Anya Cooke, Isaac Emberson-Heeks, Lukas Engel and Addison Holley.

Prorom will release Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue! in Romania and Hungary on January 31, 2020.




in Events / 12.11.2019

After wins Drama Movie of 2019 at The E! People’s Choice Awards

Writer Anna Todd was awarded the People’s Choice trophy on Sunday November 10th during the star-studded ceremony at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangers.

The 2019 E! People's Choice Awards were a night to remember as Hollywood's biggest celebrities from TV, movies, music and pop culture took to the stage to accept their trophies.

The fans submitted over one billion votes during this year's PCAs voting period and it's finally time to reveal the 2019 winners list! (full list here).

Among the winners were: Pink (People's Champion Award), Gwen Stefani (Fashion Icon Award) and Jennifer Aniston (People's Icon of 2019).

Anna Todd’s After movie took home the Trophy for Drama Movie of 2019. In the same category, alongside After other successful films were nominated: Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood, Rocketman, Five Feet Apart, Glass, Us, Triple Frontier and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

After We Collided, the sequel to the smash hit After, starring Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin and Dylan Sprouse is currently in post-production and will be released by Prorom in 2020 in Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia.




in Interviews / 06.11.2019

Interview with Chantal Ladesou: “I reserve my extravagance for the stage, which is the only place I allow myself to do nearly anything”

On the occasion of the premiere of the comedy Who's that Granny we publish an interview with the actress Chantal Ladesou (grandmother Aurore in the movie) and we invite you to the cinemas from November 8th to see the comedy in which she plays the main role!

In Who’s that Granny, the team behind the success We are Family is back for a new comic adventure!

After two years of living together as a happy family in their own apartment, the patchwork bunch of seven half-sisters and half-brothers are forced to split up and move out.

They reluctantly go their separate ways for summer vacation. But when little Gulliver gets sent alone to his eccentric Grandma Aurore, known for her penchant to party and zero parenting skills, the kids take matters into their own hands: they all show up at her house for the summer!

Life with Granny Aurore is anything but ordinary. She doesn’t cook, she goes out clubbing every night and never gets up before 2:00 pm. Looks like they’ve got to teach Aurore how to be a real grandmother. It’s a tough mission to take on, because Granny Aurore is a real tornado of energy and extravagance. But honestly, a grandma who can also be your best friend, doesn’t that sound like a dream?

In We are Family, the children were the ones who called all the shots. Did you expect the sequel to hand over that role to their "granny", meaning you?  
Chantal Ladesou:  I was totally surprised. Gaby (the director, Gabriel Julien-Laferrière) hinted to me that my role would be bigger this time, but not to the point of becoming the film's main character and having the honor of being in the title! When he had me read his new script, of course I was wildly happy about it! Not because "Granny" had snatched the star role from the kids, but because I got to play her again, and this time with the opportunity of fully exploring her imagination and complexity. And I also have to admit, it was the first time anyone offered me the lead role in a film. After about thirty films playing supporting roles, my little acting ego got a great boost!

Did the responsibility of taking on the title role of a movie frighten you?
If I had parachuted from out of nowhere, into totally foreign territory, I probably would have really flipped out. But in this case, since I already knew the crew and my character, everything was smooth and easy. I took being promoted to this "granny" as a stroke of luck. I don't get to have that much fun with a character in a movie very often.   

Why did you say yes to being in the first film of this adventure?  
I loved the story of this separated and remixed family. At first sight, everyone blended together in a pretty random way, as emotional impulses surfaced. The screenplay was well-structured, and at the same time funny, looney, empathetic and warm, just like a lot of "Benetton" families I know! What I also liked about it is the way it turned the world upside down:  faced with the adolescent immaturity of their parents, the children were the ones who took control and decided to live together in the same apartment. In the middle of that joyful bazaar, my eccentric granny character delighted me. The part wasn't very big, but I liked its craziness and freedom. Acting-wise, it was as great as it promised to be.  

Besides your role, what made you so thrilled about the sequel?
First, the script. Even if it doesn't have the same structure as the first film - which is actually a good thing! - I also thought it was well-constructed. At first, with all those little scenes about these blended families going to various places on vacation with their children, it seems scattered, like a patchwork, multicolored and cool. And then it gets tighter, brings together its little group and closes up like an umbrella. That "centrifugal" construction seemed to be smart as well as charming. Besides that, I was happy to get back together with that "family" of actors, adults and children alike. The adults because in addition to being "aces" on set, they are all exquisite and funny human beings. The kids because each one is endearing in their own way.

They say that acting with children can turn into a nightmare.  
It's true that it can be a hellish exercise:  children get tired fast, their powers of concentration can be short-lived, they don't always respect the "blocking" and acting can bore them quite quickly. It's very hard to get a kid motivated again when he's lagging or doesn't want to do another take.  

So it was pretty logical that when I imagined myself faced with seven kids of all different ages, no matter how much I wanted to do it, I was a little uneasy about shooting We are Family. My fears soon disappeared. All seven behaved like real pros. Gaby had done a good job getting them ready. He'd taken them all out to the countryside. Not to rehearse, just so they could get to know each other and become friends. Between the water fights, pillow fights and all the rest of the tomfoolery, night and day, it made for a pretty raucous weekend. But the seven of them had bonded. On set, coached and managed by Karin Catala, a woman who is gentle, yet energetic and motherly, not only were they extremely disciplined, they also really worked together and were very respectful of everyone. Some of them even came and asked us for bits of advice, which they followed so carefully it was touching. After shooting the first film, which had gone smoothly for the whole team, the little troop kept in touch, so getting back together for Who's That Granny?! was a real joy. The only difference was that the kids had grown up and Gulliver (Sadio Diallo) and I had been promoted!

Do you still identify with the granny you left behind two years ago?
Yes, her personality hasn't changed a bit. She is just as extravagant and independent as ever. But now that she's front and center, she progresses in plain view. Beneath her eccentricity and lifestyle, which seems so rebellious, you discover an amazingly powerful woman. Besides succeeding in bringing everyone together, she has her own special way of taking the children under her wing, helping them to break out of their cocoons and overcome their fears, which fuels that really symbolic sequence I love so much, jumping into the water from the top of the cliff. In the second film, it's not the granny who's changed, it's the children who have grown up and become even more reasonable, as well as the parents, who have become more mature as they have aged and now take their educational role more seriously.

What do you, Chantal Ladesou, have in common with this "granny"?  
A lot of things:  exuberance, joy, sarcasm, a touch of madness, the absolute necessity of feeling free, and also being sensitive and affectionate to the point of not being able to express it sometimes. The only thing we don't have in common is her promiscuity. Not only am I very prude in that respect, but I've been married for 47 years to a very jealous man who wouldn't tolerate me even lifting a finger! And that's mutual, actually! (laughs) But to get back to my granny, I'm probably a little more traditional in my daily life than she is. I dress more conservatively and my behavior is less eccentric. I reserve my extravagance for the stage, which is the only place I allow myself to do nearly anything.

Are you also the kind of actress who sticks to the script?   
In the theater, especially in my "solo shows", I like to indulge in little verbal digressions. But in films, even if I let myself go sometimes, I generally stay on track with the script, especially if the dialogue is good. For this film, as well as the previous one, I was lucky:  Gaby had tailored my dialogue for me. I had some fabulous lines, like "Don't call me granny, it gives me wrinkles!" When you have lines like that to deliver, you don't change a single comma. The comic impact they have is equivalent to a rocket ship!

For you, what's the difference between acting for theater and film?
In theater, there is immediacy. You can't go back, so too bad if you screw up! But you can pace around freely - for example, leave the stage and join the audience. It's a lot of adrenaline, but it's also a source of stimulation that I have a hard time doing without for very long. Movies give you a different feeling. Lighting, timing, blocking - everything has to be spot-on. You project your voice less, the acting is more internal, you look for precision. I like the discipline, it makes me focus. The only thing that annoys me is when we have to redo takes. I feel like I'm losing simplicity and spontaneity.

Who do you think Who's That Granny?! was made for?  
For everyone. It's a bright, energetic family comedy that gives some good advice for life and brings along lots of wonderful values, such as mutual respect and accepting differences. My husband really liked it, and so did my daughter, which proves that it's intergenerational. Of course, they're not in the least bit biased!

Are you, Chantal Ladesou, a granny in real life?  
Yes, but my grandchildren aren't as old as my character's grandkids are. My grandson is three and my granddaughter is only one. It's too bad, I'll have to wait a while before showing them the movie!




in Hollywood / 04.11.2019

Norm of the North - back in cinemas with a King Size Adventure!

After the adventures from the second movie, Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom, our favourite Polar bear is back in this third instalment, King Sized Adventure. Norm, now king of the Arctic, embarks on a journey to China to recover a stolen artifact.

The franchise kicked off in 2016 with the theatrically released animated movie Norm of the North, which told the story of a talking polar bear that traveled to New York in an effort to save the Arctic from developers.

Norm of the North continues to gain steam in territories all over the world,” said Mevelyn J. Noriega, president of distribution for Splash Entertainment.

“More than just a series of movies, Norm is a full-fledged entertainment brand and we are delighted to share the hilarious and fun antics of the lovable polar bear and his pals with even more kids and families everywhere.”

In Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure, an ancient Chinese artefact has been stolen by a villainous archaeologist named Dexter. With the help of his Lemming friends, Norm must keep his word and embark on a journey across the world to help recover the artefact for the people of China.

The franchise will go on after this adventure with Norm of the North: Family Vacation and the still untitled Norm of the North 5.

Prorom will release Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure in Romania (on November 8, 2019), Bulgaria, Hungary (in 2020) and Czech Republic & Slovakia on March 13, 2020.




in Trailers / 14.10.2019

First Trailer for The Song of Names Starring Tim Roth & Clive Owen

HanWay Films has unveiled a trailer for the film The Song of Names, an emotional drama that spans two continents and half a century. This just premiered at the Toronto and San Sebastian Film Festivals, and will be opening in the US on Christmas Day at the end of this year.

The Song of Names tells the story of a prodigy violinist from Poland, who moves to London to study music at the beginning of WWII. The film splits the time between his youth, and years later when him and his British friend are both adults.

Tim Roth stars as the adult Martin, attempting to find his friend Dovidl who disappeared years ago. Clive Owen also co-stars, with a cast including Jonah Hauer-King, Gerran Howell, Catherine McCormack, Saul Rubinek, Richard Bremmer, Misha Handley, Luke Doyle, and Eddie Izzard.

Martin Simmonds (Tim Roth) has been haunted throughout his life by the mysterious disappearance of his “brother” and extraordinary best friend, a Polish Jewish virtuoso violinist, Dovidl Rapaport, who vanished shortly before the 1951 London debut concert that would have launched his brilliant career.

Thirty-five years later, Martin discovers that Dovidl (Clive Owen) may still be alive, and sets out on an obsessive intercontinental search to find him and learn why he left.

The Song of Names is directed by filmmaker François Girard (director of the films Cargo, The Red Violin, Silk, Boychoir and Hochelaga: Land of Souls). The screenplay is written by Jeffrey Caine, based on the book "Why Mahler?" by Norman Lebrecht.

Critics agree, The Song of Names “it's a lovely film, with a gorgeous music and strong emotions”.

Prorom will release The Song Of Names in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary in 2020.

Sources: FirstShowing, Collider.




in Hollywood / 07.10.2019

Wasp Network: Olivier Assayas on filming in Cuba and the new cut of the film

Headlined by Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez, Wasp Network is world premiering and competing in Venice, but the Cuba-set film was a long-shot to get made because of its political subject and the difficulties in raising financing, director Olivier Assayas said.

Wasp Network centers on the true story of Cuban spies in American territory during the 1990s, when anti-Castro groups based in Florida carried out military attacks on Cuba and the Cuban government struck back with the Wasp Network to infiltrate those organizations.

Assayas wrote the screenplay, which is based on Fernando Morais’ book, The Last Soldiers of the Cold War: The Story of the Cuban Five, published by Companhia das Letras.

Assayas, whose credits include the Golden Globe-winning miniseries Carlos and Personal Shopper, which won him the best director prize at Cannes, told Variety that Cuban authorities had initially refused to let the film shoot there.

“They first refused to give us the authorization but discussions continued. So we searched for a location that could substitute for Havana and were about to start shooting elsewhere… But then the Cubans changed their minds and opened all the doors for us,” said Assayas, who lived in Havana for half a year to make the movie.

On the other hand, Olivier Assayas will head back into the cutting room with his Wasp Network, the filmmaker told Deadline on the day of its North American premiere.

Assayas wants to show a tweaked version of the movie at the New York Film Festival in October.

“There are a few things that need clarification. There are a series of fixes I’ll make. I might shorten some parts and lengthen others. The running time won’t change considerably, but it’s about gaining fluidity. I want the film to be understood by those who aren’t aware of the complexities of the local politics. The fixes will be done for the New York Film Festival [screening].”

The director only finished shooting the movie on May 4. “It has been a crazy schedule,” he noted. “To get the film ready for Venice was an intense process. It’s one of the most complex and ambitious films I’ve made.”

Sources: Variety, Deadline.




in First Look / 20.09.2019

Kung Fury 2 First Look Introduces President Arnold Schwarzenegger!

Arnold Schwarzenegger has shared a picture of himself kicking back in the Oval Office as a cigar-chomping Commander in Chief, the first look from Kung Fury 2, which has recently been shooting in Bulgaria and Germany.

Schwarzenegger posted the Kung Fury first look on social media today, showing him kicking-back as the commander-in-chief with this message:

“I met David more than 4 years ago, when he showed me his short “Kung Fury” & I laughed my ass off & told him if he ever made it a feature, I was in. Now we are having a great time together shooting the feature. His vision & persistence inspires me. I hope it inspires all of you.” noted Arnold on his Twitter account.

The feature-length follow-up to David Sandberg's cult 2015 short — a purposefully ludicrous homage to '80s martial arts and police action films that became a crowdfunded sensation, premiered in Cannes and amassed in excess of 40 million views on YouTube — Kung Fury 2 sees the Terminator star and former Governor of California, joined by Michael Fassbender, David Hasselhoff and Alexandra Shipp in a crackpot story about Kung Fu cops, time-traveling Hitlers, machine gun-wielding Vikings and much more.

Sandberg, the Swedish graphic designer who began the original short as a bedroom VFX project, returns as director, co-writer (alongside Tyler Burton Smith) and the film's main star.

Prorom will release Kung Fury 2 in cinemas in 2020.

Here you can see the original short: click here.




in Trailers / 19.09.2019

Sarah Hyland in a new Romantic Comedy: The Wedding Year

From the director of Legally Blonde comes a new indie romantic comedy starring Modern Family's Sarah Hyland as a quirky commitment-phobic woman who embarks on a tentative romance with a decent sweet-natured guy during a hectic wedding season.

"There are way too many weddings, and I'm freaking out!" says her in the first trailer for the comedy, released by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures. The Wedding Year is directed by Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde, Monster-in-Law, 21, The Ugly Truth, Killers, Paranoia).

Meet Mara (Sarah Hyland). She's a carefree aspiring photographer who just started dating Jake (Tyler James Williams), an aspiring chef. After wedding invitations pour in, Mara and Jake embark on a year-long adventure that puts their new relationship to the test.

Co-starring Tyler James Williams, Jenna Dewan, Anna Camp, Wanda Sykes, Keith David, Matt Shively, Noureen DeWulf, Grace Helbig.

The Wedding Year is directed by Australian filmmaker Robert Luketic, and the screenplay is written by Donald Diego. Produced by Mark Korshak, Gary Lucchesi and Marc Reid.

The Wedding Year is being released in theaters on September 20th.




in Trailers / 13.09.2019

Haunt Trailer: The Writers of A Quiet Place Are Back With a Haunted House Movie

The Halloween season is officially started: the final trailer for Haunt is here! A new horror-thriller by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the duo who wrote the box office sensation A Quiet Place.

Haunt takes place on Halloween, with a group of friends encountering an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. But the night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.

Haunt stars Katie Stevens, Will Brittain and Lauryn Alisa McClain.

The film is produced by Eli Roth and written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods.

Look for Haunt in select theaters September 13th!




in Events / 14.08.2019

After Movie wins three Teen Choice Awards 2019

There were plenty of surfboards to go around to celebrate the 2019 Teen Choice Awards, and blockbuster After got three of them!

For weeks, fans voted both online and via social media for their favorite celebrities, movies, TV shows, songs and more to win.

On Sunday, the results were presented, for the first time ever, at Hermosa Beach, California, to honor those that came out on top.

Pretty Little LiarsLucy Hale and YouTuber David Dobrik co-hosted the live show, which included performances from OneRepublic, Mabel and Jordan McGraw and Sarah Hyland.

After Movie won three awards:

Choice Drama Movie – After
Choice Drama Movie Actor – Hero Fiennes Tiffin for After
Choice Drama Movie Actress – Josephine Langford for After

The 2019 Teen Choice Awards aired live on Fox.

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin and Josephine Langford filmed a special thank you message for all their fans, following their wins at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This fandom is the absolute best and we are soooo blown away by winning THREE #TeenChoiceAwards,” they captioned with a video from the set of the sequel.

Josephine and Hero added, “Thank you so much for your support on the first movie and we can’t wait for you to see what we’re doing with After We Collided. Love you all so much!”.

You can watch the video here: Prorom Instagram.




in Events / 09.08.2019

Horror Legend Guillermo Del Toro Finally Received His Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

The beloved Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro received his Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Tuesday, August 6, following an illustrious and successful career spanning over 3 decades.

The Oscar-winning creative behind movies like Hellboy, Pacific Rim, Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, and Crimson Peak (plus many, many others) received the 2,669th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at a ceremony presided over by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Rana Ghadban, director J.J. Abrams, and singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey.

Ted Danson, Issa López, Ron Perlman (Hellboy himself!), Elliott Gould, Mary Steenburgen, Clifton Collins Jr., Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark director André Øvredal and the film's cast, and more were among the celebrity attendees come to honor the creative.

Beloved by critics and fans alike, del Toro has established himself as one of the most popular directors of our time.

He was born on October 9, 1964, in Guadalajara, Mexico, and became interested in filmmaking from a very early age—as young as 8 years old.

He was driven by a passion for creating stories and monsters that sprung from his fertile imagination, which is patently obvious when you watch pretty much any of his films. From dark fantasy (Pan's Labyrinth) to action-packed sci-fi (Pacific Rim), his films are captivating for both adults and children all around the world.

The ceremony came at a good time too, just three days before the release of the horror film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the latest project in which del Toro was involved (as a producer and screenwriter).

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will open on August 9, 2019 in the US.

Prorom will release the movie in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on August 16 and Romania on August 23. In Hungary the horror will have its premiere on November 28.




in Events / 06.08.2019

Roger Kumble will direct After We Collided

We finally have a “captain” at the helm of After We Collided - the second, much anticipated sequel to After movie.

Director Roger Kumble will be taking the lead behind the camera, and his resume is something of cult classic movie magic!

Kumble made his feature-film-directorial debut with 1999’s Sony Pictures box-office hit, Cruel Intentions, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair. His screenplay transposed the French novel Dangerous Liaisons to modern New York.

He followed with the Sony Pictures comedy The Sweetest Thing, starring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Jason Bateman and Thomas Jane, and New Line Cinema’s Just Friends, starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris and Amy Smart.

He also directed Martin Lawrence, Raven-Symoné and Donny Osmond in Disney’s successful family-comedy College Road Trip.

Most recently, he has directed episodes of the television series Entourage, Suits, Pretty Little Liars, Revenge and Ringer starring Cruel Intentions actors Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Thomas.

After We Collided, the sequel to blockbuster After will start shooting soon, and the cast include Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Josephine Langford, Selma Blair.

Prorom will release After We Collided in 2020 in the following territories: Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia.




in Events / 21.07.2019

Hero Fiennes Tiffin Received 2019 Ischia Breakout Actor Of The Year Award

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, the star of After movie received the Ischia Breakout Actor Of The Year Award at this year Ischia Global Film & Music Festival.

The 2019 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest took place from 14th to 21nd July in Ischia, Italy.

Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian, at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) from the city of Naples.

It is almost entirely mountainous, with the highest peak being Mount Epomeo at 788 meters (2,585 feet).The island has a population of over 60,000 people.

Hero Beauregard Faulkner Fiennes-Tiffin is an English actor and model best known for his role as Hardin Scott in the film After.

Previously, he appeared as the 11-year-old Tom Riddle, the young version of antagonist Lord Voldemort (played in the films by his uncle, Ralph Fiennes), in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, the sixth installment of the Harry Potter films.

He is currently preparing for filming on the second part of the After series, After We Collided.





in First Look / 12.07.2019

Haunt – A New Horror Thriller from Producer Eli Roth

A new Halloween movie is on the way! Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, Death Wish) is producing Haunt, a horror film set on our favorite night of year at an extreme scare attraction.

On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.

Haunt is directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the writing duo behind John Krasinski’s blockbuster A Quiet Place.

Katie Stevens, Will Brittain and Lauryn Alisa McClain will co-star in Haunt, along with Andrew Caldwell and Shazi Rajay.

Sierra / Affinity is financing and producing the project for worldwide distribution.

Producing with Roth are Todd Garner of Broken Road banner, as well as Mark Fasano, Ankur Rungta and Vishal Rungta of the Nickel City banner.

Sierra/Affinity’s Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg and Josie Liang, Broken Road’s Jeremy Stein and Sean Robins and Nickel City’s Tobias Weymar will serve as executive producers.

Prorom has acquired the rights for Haunt in the following territories: Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Moldova, Slovakia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia.




in Events / 03.07.2019

Guillermo del Toro & Andre Ovredal Bringing Scary Stories to San Diego Comic-Con

As studios have begun announcing their lineups at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, it has been revealed that Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) and Andre Øvredal (Trollhunter) are bringing their upcoming adaptation of the classic horror novel series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to the convention.

The duo will team up for a Master Class on scary storytelling on July 20 and will give fans an exclusive look at the upcoming adaptation of the novels, including how they brought Stephen Gammell’s terrifying illustrations to life on the big screen.

The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series was first published during the 1980s, written / adapted from folklore by Alvin Schwartz and gorily illustrated by Stephen Gammell. The film follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding the sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.

San Diego Comic-Con International is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California, United States.

Originally showcasing primarily comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts, the convention has since included a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including horror, classic animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels.

Along with panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, there are previews of upcoming feature films.
In 2010 and each year subsequently, it filled the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with more than 130,000 attendees.

In addition to drawing huge crowds, the event holds several Guinness World Records including the largest annual comic and pop culture festival in the world.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will open on August 9, 2019 in the US, in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on August 16 and Romania on August 23. In Hungary the horror will have its premiere on November 28.

Sources: Deadline, ComingSoon.net.




in Hollywood / 01.07.2019

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Famke Janssen in The Postcard Killings

The Oscar-winning director Danis Tanović has finish shooting The Postcard Killings, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Famke Janssen.

Danis Tanovic is a director and writer, known for No Man's Land (2001 – Academy Award Winner - Best Foreign Language Film) and An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013). With Death in Sarajevo (2016) he won the Silver Bear – Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI prize at the 66th Berlinale.

His new movie, The Postcard Killings is based on James Patterson’s and Liza Marklund’s #1 New York Times best-selling novel The Postcard Killers and it follows NYPD detective Jacob Kanon (Morgan), who after the shocking murder of his newlywed daughter and her husband, starts an investigation that leads to a series of murders throughout Europe. The only clues he has are postcards sent to the local dailies preceding the murders.

The film is produced by Good Films’ Miriam Segal, alongside Paul Brennan and Leopoldo Gout, and features a cast that includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Famke Janssen, Denis O'Hare, Naomi Battrick, Ruairi O'Connor and Joachim Król.

Principal photography commenced in March 2019, and the film was shot in London, Norway and Stockholm.

The Postcard Killings is expected to have its premiere in 2020.




in Events / 25.06.2019

Playmobil opened Annecy 2019 in the presence of the director Lino DiSalvo

Playmobil: The Movie had its world premiere at Annecy International Animated Film Festival in the presence of its director Lino DiSalvo and producer Aton Soumache.

The event was presented by Marcel Jean – the artistic director of Annecy Film Festival.

Annecy International Animation Film Festival was created in 1960 and takes place at the beginning of June in the town of Annecy, France. Initially occurring every two years, the festival became an annual event in 1998.

The festival is a competition between cartoon films of various techniques (animated drawings, cut-out papers, modelling clay, etc.) classified in various categories: features, shorts, TV and advertising and Student films.

The very first images of Playmobil: The Movie were already unveiled last year at Annecy, while the feature film was still in production.

This year, in its finalized version, and for its world premiere, Lino DiSalvo’s unique creation returned to the Annecy Festival and opened the festivities in the presence of producers and its director!

In Playmobil: The Movie, Marla is forced to abandon her carefully structured life to embark on an epic journey to find her younger brother Charlie who has disappeared into the vast and wondrous animated world of Playmobil toys.

Prorom will release Playmobil: The Movie in Slovakia (August 29th), Czech Republic (September 12th), Bulgaria (September 20th), Hungary (September 26th) and Romania (September 27th).




in Hollywood / 21.06.2019

After: Nominated in three categories for 2019 Teen Choice Awards

The blockbuster After has earned three 2019 Teen Choice Awards nominations in three important categories: Choice Drama Movie, Choice Drama Movie Actor, Choice Drama Movie Actress.

The Teen Choice Awards is an annual awards show that airs on the Fox television network. The awards honor the year's biggest achievements in music, film, sports, television, fashion, and more, voted by viewers living in the United States, aged 13 and over through various social media sites.

The voting is open until June 25 and the show will air on Sunday, August 11.

We encourage all After fans to share this news and vote for their favourites right now, especially since the second part of the film, After We Collided, is due to enter production in August.

Links:

Teen Choice Awards 2019: https://teenchoice.votenow.tv
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeenChoiceFOX
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teenchoiceawards


Here are the nominations of After:

Choice Drama Movie
After (https://twitter.com/TeenChoiceFOX/status/1141430448427585536)
Bohemian Rhapsody
Breakthrough
Five Feet Apart
The Hate U Give
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
 
Choice Drama Movie Actor
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Cole Sprouse, Five Feet Apart
Hero Fiennes Tiffin, After (https://twitter.com/TeenChoiceFOX/status/1141441773404901378)
Noah Centineo, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
 
Choice Drama Movie Actress
Amandla Stenberg, The Hate U Give
Chrissy Metz, Breakthrough
Haley Lu Richardson, Five Feet Apart
Josephine Langford, After (https://twitter.com/TeenChoiceFOX/status/1141451839302320128)
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Lana Condor, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before




in Hollywood / 19.06.2019

Two new posters for The Hummingbird Project

Two new posters for The Hummingbird Project surface, announcing the release of the movie in Australia.

Jesse Eisenberg and an almost unrecognizable Alexander Skarsgård play cousins Vincent and Anton Zalesky in acclaimed director Kim Nguyen's The Hummingbird Project.

Cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair.

Constantly breathing down their necks is their former boss Eva Torres (Salma Hayek), a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game.

Directed by Kim Nguyen, The Hummingbird Project stars Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård and Salma Hayek.

The Hummingbird Project had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2018, and was the opening gala at the Vancouver International Film Festival later that month.

Recently The Hummingbird Project won at Canadian Screen Awards the Award for Achievement in Overall Sound (Pierre Mertens, Thomas Gauder, Alexis Oscari).

Prorom released The Hummingbird Project in Hungary on April 4.





in Hollywood / 17.06.2019

Stallone & Bautista team up in Escape Plan 3 new poster

Sylvester Stallone is back as Ray Breslin in the third chapter of Escape Plan series, The Extractors. Joining him, once again, for the third time in the Escape Plan franchise is Dave Bautista.

Screen legend Sylvester Stallone kicks this explosive action tale into high gear.

After security expert Ray Breslin (Stallone) is hired to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a formidable Latvian prison, Breslin’s girlfriend (Jaime King) is also captured.

Now he and his team, which includes Trent Derosa (Dave Bautista) and Hush (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson), must pull off a deadly rescue mission to confront their sadistic foe and save the hostages before time runs out.

Helmed by Emmy-nominated writer-director John Herzfeld, and co-writer Miles Chapman, Escape Plan: The Extractors also welcomes actor Devon Sawa (Final Destination, Idle Hands) to the action-packed franchise as villain Lester Clark Jr.

Escape Plan: The Extractors breaks out in US on July 2nd and in UK cinemas on July 5th.

Prorom will release Escape Plan: The Extractors in Hungary (through our own Big Bang Media company) on July 11.