26 March 2010


Rumor: Easy Money aka Snabba Cash

Steven Zeitchik has an article about Hollywood’s intentions of remaking a recent Swedish success in English. It seems that Warner Bros. is currently in the lead to land the English-language remake rights and have Zac in mind to headline and produce the crime thriller. Obviously nothing is final but it doesn’t sound too bad. Check out the entire article:

Studios seek to snag Swedish sizzler ‘Snabba’

EXCLUSIVE: Unless you’re a particularly voracious cineaste, you’ve probably never heard of “Snabba Cash,” a piece of Stockholm-set, Swedish-language noir that was all the rage at the Berlin Film Festival this year (although it is fun to say the title aloud).


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19 March 2010


Fansite CharlieStCloud.net open

To help promote Charlie St. Cloud, ehs_wildcats and I have made a fansite, a Livejournal community and a news twitter.




Check them out and follow/friend if you like. We plan on keeping them up-to-date with all the latest news, images and videos about the movie.

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5 March 2010


Bendis talks about Fire

Brian Michael Bendis gave an interview to IGN Comics and they also talked about his new project Fire and how it came together.

IGN Comics: So one of the more shocking news items related to you – that somehow wasn’t related to Ares being disemboweled – was you driving around with Zac Efron. I know my whole office was talking about it – “Like, what the hell?” It’s interesting, when I go into a store I see Jinx, I see Powers… I don’t see Fire…

Bendis: Fire actually sells really well, perhaps because it’s cheaper. That’s why I remastered it, because I was selling a lot of these and it was an earlier work. I don’t think at this stage in my career, as people are buying what I’d consider to be fairly polished works… I did this in college, and I want it to resemble something more professional. So I had it remastered at Image, and I’m happy I did that. I hate to tell you how old the book is, that’s how old it is… Zac Efron was something like four years old or something. –laughs- But it’s constantly been in print this whole time. And every time I get back the accruals for the quarter I’m like “Really! Okay!” –laughs- It’s just odd and funny.


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18 February 2010


Zac Closes First-Look Production Deal with Warner Bros.

Amazing news! Zac closed a first-look production deal with Warner Bros. Here are the details from Mike Fleming at Deadline (18 February 2010):

Zac Efron Makes Overall Deal At Warner Bros; Studio Also Finalizing Deals With Robert Downey Jr And Affleck/Damon

UPDATE: Warner Bros has been as stingy as any major on handing out overall production deals to actors in recent years. But I’ve learned the studio has just given a first look 2-year deal to Zac Efron. And Warner Bros plans to buy pitches, spec scripts, and books for Efron and his still unformed company to develop as star vehicles. His manager, Alchemy Entertainment’s Jason Barrett, will be an exec producer on the projects. […]

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9 February 2010


Official Release Date for Charlie St. Cloud

After months of speculation Universal Pictures has finally set a release date for Charlie St. Cloud. Deadline Hollywood (confirmed by The Wrap) reports that the movie will open in the US on

15 October 2010

Universal International Pictures had set preliminary release dates for a few international regions in June but it can be expected that those will be adjusted to the US release date.

It also seems that Universal decided at the same time to shorten the movie title The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud to only Charlie St. Cloud.

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27 January 2010


Two New Projects for Zac

Zac scored two new projects. The Hollywoodreporter and Deadline are reporting that Zac signed up to Fire, a Universal spy triller and an untitled BTTF-like project at the WB to headline and exec produce. Here are the full articles:

From Heat Vision @ The Hollywoodreporter (27 January 2010).

Zac Efron to star in spy thriller from Marvel scribe Brian Michael Bendis

Universal is on “Fire.”

The studio has picked up the rights to the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis. Zac Efron is attached to star and will exec produce with his manager, Jason Barrett.

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28 November 2009

Comments Off on Reviews: Me and Orson Welles

Reviews: Me and Orson Welles

With the release out this week in the US and next in the UK, we see more and more new reviews. You can find earlier reviews from last year’s TIFF here (professional reviews including Hollywoodreporter, Variety & Screen Daily reviews) and here (more private blogs etc), and SXSW’s are here.

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9 September 2009


Me and Orson Welles US distribution details

Finally news about the US distribution for M&OW came out. As previously stated, the film will open 25 November 2009 in the US (limited in NY & LA) and then expand after.

I guess having the special Zac-focused trailer of Me and Orson Welles on the 17 Again DVD/Blu-ray makes now even more sense seeing that WBHV is handling the DVD release.

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19 August 2009


Me and Orson Welles screens at 2 film festivals this fall

Me and Orson Welles will screen at two film festivals in September and October:

At the Deauville American Film Festival in France: 4 – 13 September 2009
At the Woodstock Film Festival in the US: 30 September – 4 October 2009

Currently there is no information available who from the cast or crew will attend or if Zac will be there.

Also, a small tidbit: Victor Diaz from News 8 Austin is reporting that according the Richard Linklater Me and Orson Welles will have a premiere in Austin (Paramount Theatre) this fall.

Here are the full announcements regarding the film festivals:

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15 August 2009


US release date for Me and Orson Welles

Zac Efron’s film Me and Orson Welles finally got a US release date! Courtesy of EW’s fall movie preview the film will be released in the US on 25 November 2009!

Update: According to an interview with Richard Linklater at the Austin premiere of Extract, the movie will open in New York and Los Angeles on the 25th and expand the week after.

As reported earlier, the UK release date is 4 December 2009.