A brilliant neuroscientist who is working on the recreation of the human brain for Alzheimer’s research uses his work to replicate the members of his family after they died in a car accident.
Initial release: January 11, 2019 (USA)
Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Box office: $ 3.4 million.
Producers: Keanu Reeves, Stephen Hamel, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Gao, Luis A. Riefkohl
Producers: Di Bonaventura Pictures, Company Films, Fundamental Films.
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios is the machine behind the upcoming science fiction thriller led by Keanu Reeves, Replicas, scheduled to usher in the new year with its January launch that completes a productive career for the media mogul, which closed great deals while preparing the stage for the box office success of the 2019 company.
Earlier this year, Allen sealed the agreement and pledged $ 4 million for North American Replica rights and launched Entertainment Studios International Motion Pictures International. The original Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures is the theatrical distribution arm of Entertainment Studios (the parent company of theGrio).
According to the official description of the film, the science fiction thriller, starring Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch and John Ortiz, centers around the neuroscientist William Foster (Keanu Reeves), who is about to successfully transfer consciousness human to a computer when His family tragically dies in a car accident. Desperate to resuscitate them, William recruits fellow scientist Ed Whittle (Thomas Middleditch) to help him secretly clone their bodies and create replicas. But he soon faces a dilemma when it turns out that they can only bring three of the four family members back to life.
All eyes on Allen, who has become a major player in the film and entertainment space. Replicas is a thriller directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff that sheds light on his immense influence while using his media powers to continue building his cinematic empire. The replicas are proof of that.
Last year, Allen has been on a roll.
This new division will focus on sales and international distribution. In collaboration with FilmNation Entertainment, Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures International has achieved 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter as its inaugural project.
The film is the sequel to 47 Meters Down of 2017, a shark thriller that grossed more than $ 44.3 million with a budget of $ 5.5 million. It was the highest-grossing independent film in 2017. The sequel is currently in pre-production with a national premiere date projected on June 28, 2019.
“The international distribution of films is a natural extension of the expanding reach of our global media, content and technology company,” said Allen, founder / president / CEO of Entertainment Studios in a press release.
“As we continue to distribute content through a growing number of national and global broadcast television, network television, theatrical and digital platforms,” he continues. “It’s only natural that we incorporate the global distribution of films into our content distribution strategy in the future, and FilmNation Entertainment is the perfect partner to achieve this goal.”
“Entertainment Studios is an exciting, creative and innovative media company that is committed to delivering high quality content around the world,” said Glen Basner, founder and CEO of FilmNation Entertainment. “This global distribution partnership is well positioned to fill a large gap in the market.”
The replicas reach the big screen on January 11. Check out the preview below:
Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician. He gained fame for his starring role performances in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and Ted …
Born: September 2, 1964 (age 54 years), Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 1.86 m
Children: 1 (deceased)
Upcoming movies: John Wick 3: Parabellum, Toy Story 4
Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu’s father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and Chinese ancestry, and Keanu’s mother is originally from England. After his parents’ marriage dissolved, Keanu moved with his mother and younger sister, Kim Reeves, to New York City, then Toronto. Stepfather #1 was Paul Aaron, a stage and film director – he and Patricia divorced within a year, after which she went on to marry (and divorce) rock promoter Robert Miller and hair salon owner Jack Bond. Reeves never reconnected with his biological father. In high school, Reeves was lukewarm toward academics but took a keen interest in ice hockey (as team goalie, he earned the nickname “The Wall”) and drama. He eventually dropped out of school to pursue an acting career.
After a few stage gigs and a handful of made-for-TV movies, he scored a supporting role in the Rob Lowe hockey flick Youngblood (1986), which was filmed in Canada. Shortly after the production wrapped, Reeves packed his bags and headed for Hollywood. Reeves popped up on critics’ radar with his performance in the dark adolescent drama, River’s Edge (1986), and landed a supporting role in the Oscar-nominated Dangerous Liaisons (1988) with director Stephen Frears.
His first popular success was the role of totally rad dude “Ted Logan” in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989). The wacky time-travel movie became something of a cultural phenomenon, and audiences would forever confuse Reeves’s real-life persona with that of his doofy on-screen counterpart. He then joined the casts of Ron Howard’s comedy, Parenthood (1989) and Lawrence Kasdan’s I Love You to Death (1990).
Over the next few years, Reeves tried to shake the Ted stigma with a series of highbrow projects. He played a slumming rich boy opposite River Phoenix’s narcoleptic male hustler in My Own Private Idaho (1991), an unlucky lawyer who stumbles into the vampire’s lair in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), and Shakespearean party-pooper Don John in Much Ado About Nothing (1993).
In 1994, the understated actor became a big-budget action star with the release of Speed (1994). Its success heralded an era of five years in which Reeves would alternate between small films, like Feeling Minnesota (1996) and The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997), and big films like A Walk in the Clouds (1995) and The Devil’s Advocate (1997). (There were a couple misfires, too: Johnny Mnemonic (1995) and Chain Reaction (1996).) After all this, Reeves did the unthinkable and passed on the Speed sequel, but he struck box-office gold again a few years later with the Wachowski siblings’ cyberadventure, The Matrix (1999).
Now a bonafide box-office star, Keanu would appear in a string of smaller films — among them The Replacements (2000), The Watcher (2000), The Gift (2000), Sweet November (2001), and Hardball (2001) – before The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003) were both released in 2003.
Since the end of The Matrix trilogy, Keanu has divided his time between mainstream and indie fare, landing hits with Something’s Gotta Give (2003), The Lake House (2006), and Street Kings (2008). He’s kept Matrix fans satiated with films such as Constantine (2005), A Scanner Darkly (2006), and The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008). And he’s waded back into art-house territory with Ellie Parker (2005), Thumbsucker (2005), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), and Henry’s Crime (2010).
Alice Sophia Eve is a British actress. She is known for her role as Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek Into Darkness.
Born: February 6, 1982 (age 36 years), London, United Kingdom
Height: 1.66 m
Spouse: Alex Cowper-Smith (m. 2014–2017)
Parents: Trevor Eve, Sharon Maughan
Siblings: Jack Eve, George Eve
Alice Sophia Eve was born in London, England. Her father is Trevor Eve and her mother is Sharon Maughan, both fellow actors. She is the eldest of three children. Eve has English, Irish and Welsh ancestry. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California when she was young as her father tried to crack the American market. However, they returned to the United Kingdom when she was age 13.
She attended a school in Chichester for a year, whilst her mother appeared in a play. She then moved to Bedales School, where she first started acting in “Les Misérables” and “Twelfth Night”. She took her A-Levels at Westminster School in London. She took a gap year before starting the university to study at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Afterwards, she returned to the United Kingdom to read English at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University. While at the university, she appeared in student productions of “An Ideal Husband”, “Animal Crackers” (which toured to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), “Scenes from an Execution” and “The Colour of Justice”.
Alice appeared in television dramas as well as two plays by Trevor Nunn and the play “Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Tom Stoppard. She got her first film role in Starter for 10 (2006) with James McAvoy and followed that with the film Big Nothing (2006) alongside Simon Pegg. In 2006, she went to India to shoot the British miniseries Losing Gemma (2006). Alice was introduced to American audiences in the film Crossing Over (2009). Her first high-profile role was in the sequel Sex and the City 2 (2010), where she played Charlotte York’s Irish nanny. She also played the female lead role in She’s Out of My League (2010), where her parents also played her character’s parents.
John Ortiz is an American actor and artistic director/co-founder of the LAByrinth Theater Company. He is known for his antagonist role as Arturo Braga in Fast & Furious and Fast & Furious 6, and Clyde in Jack Goes Boating, which earned him a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor
Born: May 23, 1968 (age 50 years), Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height: 1.73 m
Spouse: Jennifer Ortiz
TV shows: The Guest Book, Rake, Luck, Clubhouse, Lush Life, The Job, Messiah
John Ortiz was born on May 23, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Gangster (2007) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007). He is married to Jennifer Ortiz. They have one child.
Replicas is an American science fiction thriller film directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff and written by Chad St. John from a story by Stephen Hamel. The film tells the story of a neuroscientist who violates the law and scientific principles to bring his family members back to life after they die in a car accident. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, and Thomas Middleditch.