Directed by Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung’s gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978.
First They Killed My Father is an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival and will premiere on Netflix on September 15th.
The story of Louis Zamperini – from kid on the wrong path to Olympic athlete to surviving forty-seven days adrift in the Pacific Ocean to Japanese POW (and recipient of far worse than merely tortuous treatment – is one so improbable that it comfortably fits every possible definition of both heroism and ‘you can’t make that stuff up!”
Universal’s Unbroken, the film of Louis Zamperini’s story – from just another kid to Olympic athlete; to survivor of a WWII plane crash in the ocean to a survivor of captivity and a Japanese Prisoner of War camp – has taken a long time to get to us.
Directed by Angelina Jolie, Unbroken is a true story of survival in the face of overwhelming odds. Follow the jump to watch a behind the scenes featurette in which Jolie and Zamperini talk about his amazing story.
Disney has just released three clips to tease its epic new take on the sleeping beauty tale, Maleficent. The first sets up a scary misunderstanding; the second gives us a glimpse into Maleficent’s past, and the third takes us on location for a peek at how a massive battle scene was staged. Check out all three after the jump.
Disney has released several spiffy new character posters to support its other-side-of-the-story fairytale, Maleficent – and a new clip featuring Maleficent’s uninvited crashing of Princess Aurora’s Christening. Awkward!
Check them out after the jump. Maleficent swoops into theaters May 30th.