Timur Bekmambetov Wants His $800,000 Before Weinstein’s ‘The Current War’ Is Auctioned In Bankruptcy

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In a late development before final bids are due Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware for the assets of The Weinstein Company, director Timur Bekmambetov and his Bazelevs banner have petitioned the court to block the disposition of either The Cur…

Timur Bekmambetov’s Screenlife Project Offers Filmmakers A Shot At Feature Or Series Green Light – SXSW

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EXCLUSIVE: Director-producer Timur Bekmambetov’s production company Bazelevs is launching a pitch contest that will see winners get a special mentoring session and a greenlight on a feature film or series by Bazelevs .
The Screenlife Project is accepting submissions through May 1 and is looking for pitches in feature films, short films, shortform series and longform series. Watch a promo video below.
Founded by Bekmambetov in 1994, Bazelevs is an international film…

Berlin Film Review: ‘Profile’

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Say what you will about genre-hopping Kazakh export Timur Bekmambetov: His career keeps you guessing, even when his films don’t. Rarely has a director’s filmography threaded two films as improbably consecutive as 2016’s misguided “Ben-Hur” remake and now “Profile,” a fast, lurid online-terror thriller that you’d describe as a curio if its helmer weren’t hell-bent on […]

‘Profile’ First Clip: Timur Bekmambetov’s Terror Thriller – Berlin

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EXCLUSIVE: Timur Bekmambetov, the Russian-Kazakh director best known for directing James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie action flick Wanted, is back in Berlin to show his latest drama, Profile. Watch an exclusive clip above.
The film is making its world premiere as part of the festival’s Panorama section, tomorrow, February 17, before heading to SXSW in March. The action takes places entirely within the computer screens of the lead characters through Skype, Facebook and other…

Shazad Latif on the Voyage From ‘Star Trek’ to the World of Online Jihadism

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Back from his maiden voyage as Starfleet officer Ash Tyler on “Star Trek: Discovery,” British actor Shazad Latif has boldly gone into the strange new world of online jihadist recruitment in Timur Bekmambetov’s “Profile.” The film, which screens in the Berlinale’s Panorama section, is based on French journalist Anna Erelle’s book “In the Skin of […]

SPWA Lands Inventive Thriller ‘Search’ In $5 Million World Rights Deal: Sundance

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EXCLUSIVE: In the biggest deal on the ground at Sundance so far, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions paid $5 million for world rights deal to Search, an innovative Aneesh Chaganty-directed thriller that stars John Cho and Debra Messing, and turns the computer screen into a cinematic canvas. The film, which won the Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize and premiered yesterday in the NEXT section at the Ray at 6:30 PM, focuses on the relationship between a father and his high school…

Lexica Films Boards Timur Bekmambetov’s Thriller ‘Spacewalk’ – Cannes

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Lexica Films, the foreign language label of Covert Media, has boarded international sales for Timur Bekmambetov‘s Russian language adventure thriller Spacewalk and will shop the project to buyers in Cannes.
Dmitry Kiselyov directs from a script by Yuri Korotkov, Sergei Kaluzhanov, Irina Pivovarova, Dmitry Pinchukov and Oleg Pogodin. Konstantin Khabenski and Evgeny Mironov star and Bazelevs Production’s Timur Bekmambetov produces with Mironov.
Story is a fresh take of the…