Monday, 7 January 2013


Attack the Block

Director: Joe Cornish
Starring: Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega
Studio: Big talk productions, film 4, studio canal, UK film council
Distributed by: Optimum releasing
Budget: £8M
Box office: £4M
Production: Shot in london, night shoots over six weeks, only 100 FX shots were used
Other Info: sells a BluRay glow in the dark sleeve edition. Distributors were worried about the American audience not understanding the British slang/accent
Soundtrack: Basement Jaxx

Kick Ass

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Cage
Studio: Plan B entertainment, Marv entertainment 
Distributed by: Lionsgate, Universal
Budget: $30M
Box office: $90M
Production: Shot in Canada and various UK locations, adapted from the comic book that was written parallel to the films production
Other Info: Screened at the San Diego comic-con, controversy over young actors and explicit language, Rated 15 by BBFC, won awards for best actors etc
Soundtrack: The prodigy, Ellie Goulding etc

The Hunger Games

Director: Gary Ross
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson
Studio: Lionsgate, Color force
Distributed by: Lionsgate
Budget: $88M only $78M was used 
Box office: $690M
Production: Shot in USA, film not digital, used less CGI to make it more realistic, propane blasts etc
Other Info: Racist comments, sold over 3.8 million DVD/BluRay copies in the first weekend of sales, DVD contains bonus features making it more appealing to buyer
Soundtrack: Score by James Newton Howard, Soundtrack has artists on such as Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift

St Trinians

Director: Oliver Parker
Starring: Rupert Everett, Gemma Arterton, Colin Firth
Studio: Ealing studios, UK film council, Fragile films
Distributed by: Entertainment film distributors
Budget: £7M
Box office: $30M
Production: VooDooDog made the cartoon pieces in the film (synergy), Filmed around the UK and London, Girls Aloud feature in the film as the school's band.
Other Info: Sequel didn't do as well, third film is scheduled to come out next year, Third most successful independent British film at the time
Soundtrack: Girls aloud, Lady Sovereign, Lily Allen etc


Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Noomi Repace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba
Studio: Scott free productions
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Budget: $130M
Box office: $400M
Production: Shot in Allacante, prequel to the Alien series, filmed in 3D with the help of 3ality technica (synergy)
Other Info: people wanted less 3D in the cinema's though and more 2D showings, number one in the DVD sales charts in the first week of sale
Soundtrack: Score was played backwards and then digitally flipped to create an eerie atmosphere, written by Marc Steitenfeld

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