16-01-07

January 2007

 

8th of January

Newsletter from Pierce

 

source : www.piercebrosnan.com

 

 

January 8, 2007

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year.

I'm pleased to announce that my latest film Seraphim Falls, an epic action/thriller set against the backdrop of the American Civil War starring Liam Neeson and myself, will be released on January 26th, 2007. The film was written and directed by David Von Ancken, and is a visceral study of revenge and the aftermath of war. Shot entirely on location in Taos and Santa Fe, I hope the raw brutality and savage beauty Seraphim Falls will leave you on the edge of your seats.

Following, look for Butterfly On A Wheel, produced by Irish DreamTime, co-starring Maria Bello and Gerard Butler. It's a psychological thriller directed by Mike Barker and written by Bill Morrissey. Also due for release in 2007, Marriage, an ensemble piece, written and directed by Ira Sachs and starring Christopher Cooper, Rachel McAdams and Patricia Clarkson. The film is a period piece set in Seattle in 1949, and is a story we can all relate to, one of love and marriage, secrets and sorrows.

Having completed Marriage near the end of summer, one of three films I made back to back, I decided to take some time off this fall and spend it with my family. It gets harder and harder to leave home for long periods of time to make movies as my youngest children are 5 and 9, and it's good being home to share in their adventures.
Stay tuned for more movie news!

Love and only love,

Pierce

 

 

15th of January

Pierce Brosnan nominated for

"best actor in a lead role" .

 

Mr. Brosnan is nominated for "best actor in a lead role" for his role in "The Matador"

Other nominees are Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson,Cillian Murphy.

The awards will be presented on the 9th of February 2007.

Pierce already contacted the academy to express his delight @ becoming a lifetime member of the academy.


IFTA'S

 

 

 

 




26th of January

Release "Seraphim Falls"(USA)

 

Other releases ;

 

UK ;April 2007

Argentina ; 17th of May

The Netherlands ; 31st of May

 



source ; http://www.nydailynews.com/

 

Western about a former Union Army officer running from his past and a Southern farmer out to make him pay for it. With Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson. Director: David Von Ancken (1:55). R: Violence, language. At area theaters.

No such place as "Seraphim Falls" exists in the United States, nor do we see much of it in the movie directed by David Von Ancken. But what happens at this mythical farm at the end of the Civil War fuels one of the most single-minded avengers in modern Western lore.

Maybe I should say since "The Outlaw Josey Wales," the 1976 Clint Eastwood movie that has essentially the same premise: a farmer loses his family to a sudden raid and devotes his life to tracking down and killing the perpetrators.

The big difference in the new movie, besides not having Eastwood in it, is its spare, psychologically naked approach. Josey Wales had a whole bunch of raiders in his sights; Liam Neeson's Carver has just one: the former Union Army Capt. Gideon (Pierce Brosnan).

In the opening shot, the bearded Gideon is alone at his mountain campsite when a bullet tears though his left shoulder and knocks him to the snowy earth.

While he pulls himself up and rushes down the mountain, we join Carver some distance away with his four hired hands, one of whom had just made that perfect shot.

"Don't kill him," Carver repeats. "Appendages only."

From the exhilarating opening to the final sequence, we're in the middle of a chase with one man trying to survive and the other trying not to let him.

Back and forth we go from Gideon, alone, to Carver and his dwindling band, mercenary gunmen cut from the herd one at a time and killed by Gideon, in gruesome ways.

Beautifully shot in New Mexico and Oregon by cinematographer John Toll ("Braveheart," "The Thin Red Line"), "Seraphim Falls" gains strength as it loses incidental cast members.

This being an intentional Western myth, Von Ancken and screenwriter Abby Everett Jaques introduce archetypal Western characters - a wagon train of Bible spouters, some Asian railroad workers, a strange Indian guarding a water hole - and at least one character who makes no sense at all.

That's the snake oil saleswoman (Anjelica Huston) who shows up out of nowhere to offer the parched and horseless Gideon a bottle of healin' juice.

Without these odd digressions, watching "Seraphim" might feel too much like being in it. Brosnan barely speaks above a whisper and, as the pursuer being constantly outfoxed by his prey, Neeson doesn't have that much to do until he finally catches up with him.

Nonetheless, this is an entertaining Western with some earnest ideas about forgiveness, redemption and the loss of innocents.

 

 

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