New American Heist Poster with Hayden Christensen
Enjoy Entertainment continues to promote American Heist at film events. This time a complete trailer for American Heist was presented at the Moscow International Film Market. Maybe we'll get to see the trailer soon.
American Heist is the story of two brothers, both with troubled paths, who find themselves in the middle of one last bank job. The movie is based on the 1958 Great St. Louis Bank Robbery starring Steve McQueen. American Heist will be released sometime in 2014 and was filmed on location in New Orleans and stars Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster and Akon.
“The presentation started with a fresh complete trailer "Robbery-up" [American Heist] in which we could see the helicopter crash, funny grimace on Adrien Brody and hear the joke about Yoda from Hayden Christensen. In the presentation dedicated to the third anniversary of the studio Enjoy Movies, flashed pictures of the "infected" [Cooties] - the horror of child killers with Elijah Wood as a school teacher. Producer George Malkov said that the movies could be the opening film of one of the closest major festivals.”
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Hayden Christensen injured but okay during filming of Outcast.
Recent articles in the Chinese media give a little more information about Hayden's injury on location while filming Outcast in China. They were filming a chase scene and Hayden fell from his horse. After several takes of this particular scene, Hayden fell and tore the ACL in his shoulder. The article says that some scenes had to be postponed to film at a later date to accommodate Hayden's recovery. If other information is correct, Hayden may be going back to China in about a month to do re-shoots. Media reports say the film is still expected to be in theaters summer of 2014. That could be just the China release. There is no US release date yet. Source: China Daily
Hayden spoke about his shoulder injury at the launch of his men's collection for RW&Co. He was looking a little stiff and said he should be wearing a sling but went without it for the event. Hayden did go right back to China the next day to continue filming until production wrapped around November 8th. See the video below dated November 1, 2013.
Movie Report - Outcast sells in nearly all international territories.
Hayden Christensen's latest movie project Outcast has sold to most major international markets. In an article on IF.com, Arclight Films looks to solve the problems of foreign co-productions and produce projects with appeal to both Chinese and Western audiences. Gary Hamilton, of Arclight Films, "is confident it will overcome the Chinese co-production hoodoo with Outcast".
The action film shot in China starring Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen and Yifei Liu was featured at the recent AFM where Arclight senior VP of sales and acquisitions Clay Epstein presented a clip of from Outcast. The co-production between China, the UK, France and Canada will be released some time in 2014. Source: IF.com
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Hayden Christensen for RW&Co interview with TDot TV
Video interview with Hayden Christensen at the RW&Co. launch October 30th. Hayden talks about why he decided to take on the challenge of a fashion collection in collaboration with RW&Co. Did you know Hayden also once had an interest in becoming an architect? VIDEO Link: TDOT TV
5 Minutes with Hayden Christensen
Flare Magazine did an interview with Hayden at the launch of his RW&CO. collection getting his thoughts on men's fashion and design inspired by time on his farm in Toronto. For more from the interview visit Flare Magazine Online
FLARE: How would you describe your collection?
HC: If I were to describe it, I would say it is clothing that is very accessible and easy to wear. There’s a little bit of style where it’s unexpected but there’s also a modesty about it too—it’s not flamboyant style, it’s subtle style.
FLARE: What provoked your interest in designing a menswear line?
HC: Generally speaking, I have always had an interest in design. Growing up I thought I would study architecture or something similar, so I’ve always had an eye for the aesthetic of things. Through my acting, I have had some exposure to the fashion world and I started to think about clothes and design so when RW&Co approached me about the line, it just made sense.
Outcast starring Hayden Christensen sells in most international territories.
As stated previously, Arclight Films had a very good experience at this years AFM. It is now known that Outcast starring Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen and Liu Yifei "had been pre-sold to nearly every international territory" according to Arclight senior VP of sales and acquisitions Clay Epstein who presented a clip at AFM. Outcast is scheduled to be released in 2014. Source
Easternlight, the Asia division of Arclight Films, is confident they can solve some of the problems in foreign co-productions faced when trying to find projects that appeal to both Chinese and Western audiences.
Hayden Christensen's Outcast Promoted at AFM
Arclight Films represented sales for Outcast during this months American Film Market recently held in Santa Monica. Outcast wrapped filming in Yunnan Province China on November 8th. Arclight Films scheduled a promotional screening with footage from the unfinished film starring Hayden Christensen, Nicolas Cage and Liu Yifei during the film market that ran from November 6 through November 13, 2013. AFM Info
Aussies buyers fairly active at the AFM - " "The market for us was one of the best in years,” said [Gary] Hamilton, pointing to sales for Chinese co-production Outcast and Left Behind, an action thriller starring Nic Cage, and “huge interest” in the trailer of the Spierig brothers’ time-travelling sci-fi thriller Predestination."
Synopsis: - When the heir of the Imperial Throne becomes the target of assassination by his despised older brother, the young prince's only hope is the protection of his older sister, and the reluctant aid of war-weary Crusaders, Arken (Hayden Christensen) and Gallian (Nicolas Cage) who must overcome their own personal demons, to return the prince to his rightful place on the throne.
News for Outcast starring Hayden Christensen
VARIETY [Nov 10th] - AFM: Movie Business with China - “Chinese buyers are now talking more about the quality of the project than the number of distribution slots,” said Gary Hamilton, CEO of production-sales group Arclight Films. “It is really important to them that this is a global project, rather than something niche. The first three questions they ask are: ‘Who is in it?’ ‘Who is distributing in the States’ and ‘What’s the budget?’
“In one significant way things are changing. Many of the Chinese firms here at AFM seem as interested in co-production as they do in outright acquisition,” said Ying Ye, Hamilton’s partner in Arclight’s specialty Asian label, Easternlight.”
The Chinese partner is likely to have a say in who gets cast. Arclight/Easternlight already have Nicolas Cage actioner “Outcast” [also with Hayden Christensen] and thriller “The Nest 3D,” which is in development, structured as Chinese co-ventures. More: Variety
VARIETY [Nov7th] - Asia Bureau Chief - "Production is now under way in China on “Outcast,” a Chinese-themed action movie starring Nicolas Cage. The film, repped at AFM by Easternlight, the Asian label of Arclight Films, is the directorial debut of British stunt director Nick Powell, who has won five Taurus awards for his stunt escapades and was action choreographer on “The Bourne Identity.” Locations include several in Beijing, Hebei province and the exotic region of Yunnan."
“Nick Powell’s expertise in the world of stunts and martial arts along with his discerning eye are all huge assets to ensuring an authentic and thrilling action film that will resonate with audiences all over the world,” said Ying Ye, managing director of Easternlight." More: Variety
Hayden Christensen for RW&CO Fashion Nation TV Interview
Hayden Christensen for RW&CO Kiss 92.5 Headcam Interview
I'm sure a lot of people noticed the guy walking around the RW&Co Launch red carpet wearing a biker helmet. Well, now we can finally see what it was all about. It's called the headcam for 92.5 Kiss FM who did an interview with Hayden from the launch of his clothing line for RW&Co. You'll see in the video below why it's called the head cam.
Hayden Christensen's RW&Co. Interview for Canada AM
Hayden did a video interview for Canada AM. He spoke about becoming a designer and his latest movie project Outcast. He explained why he was looking a little stiff at the launch of his new clothing line and how he injured his shoulder doing a stunt on location in China. Click on the picture below to be taken to the video.
Hayden Christensen for RW&Co. Media
RW&Co. has added a new campaign video featuring Hayden and the new collection on the farm in Toronto.
Hayden Christensen for RW&CO Launch
RW&Co. dressed out their Eaton Centre location in Toronto for the official launch of Hayden Christensen's capsule collection Wednesday night. Flying in from the set of his current movie project Outcast, Hayden was decked out completely in clothes from the collection. He walked the red carpet and met with the press to answer questions along with Joe Fezzuoglio RW&CO.'s Men's Merchandise Manager, who worked with Hayden on the collection's development.
The party lasted into the night with SkyVodka Canada providing refreshment and even a drink mixed and named after Hayden. SKYY LEMON-AYDEN made with SKYY Vodka, Lemonade, Soda, Simple Syrup and Mint. Hayden gave several video interviews which I'm sure we'll see in coming days. Hayden may be flying right back to China to wrap production on Outcast which is scheduled to end about November 9th. Pictures of Hayden below and in the gallery. More coming soon. RW&Co Launch Gallery
Hayden Christensen RW&Co. behind the scenes video.
Just a few days until Hayden Christensen launches his new capsule collection for RW&Co. Here is a behind the scenes look with Hayden at work in the design offices of RW&Co and filming of the promo which took place at Hayden's farm in Toronto.
Hayden Christensen RW&CO. behind the scenes photos.
Star power at RW&CO. - Hayden Christensen's new line. - This is RW&CO.’s first design collaboration, and they picked a great partner. Vancouver-born Hayden Christensen, better known to the world as Anakin Skywalker, has come full circle with his 20-piece collection for Holiday 2013, available as of November 7th. "Growing up in Canada, my siblings and I always loved shopping at RW&CO. I'm excited to partner with a brand I feel such an authentic connection to, and I'm looking forward to wearing my designs.” We’re looking forward to seeing him in them. Source: TorontoEatonCentre.com
Hayden chose his farm in the Toronto countryside as a the location for videos and photoshoots for his new collection with RW&Co. See the pictures below and more in the photo album here
Hayden Christensen interview for China's CCTV News
A joint film venture between China, the US and Canada, "Outcast" is currently in production in Beijing. A promotional tour has brought the film's stars including Nicholas Cage to the Chinese capital. CCTV News sat down with co-star Hayden Christensen to talk about his China experience, the new film and of course "Star Wars".
Hayden Christensen and Nicolas Cage - Outcast Press Conference Video
Hayden Christensen and Nicolas Cage spoke about their experiences filming Outcast in China during the press conference for the film in Beijing.
Nicolas Cage - Very impressed with the people and the culture of the people. "I meant it when I said I love your food." The presence of the premiere state of the art studio China is building makes him want to have a base in Hong Kong so he can work more in Chinese films.
Question: What is it like working with Liu Yifei and Nicolas Cage?
Hayden - "Both are a pleasure. To get to work with Mr. Nicolas Cage has been a great honor for me. He's a legend and icon and one of my personal favorite actors so it's been a real treat.""Getting to work with Ci Ci [Liu Yifei] has been incredible. She has amazing poise and just has a real presence on camera and gives a lot as an actor. So she's very generous. It's great."
Nicolas Cage talks about Hayden during Outcast Press Conference.
Nicolas Cage recently earned the appreciation of multitudes of Hayden Christensen fans around the world. In this linked video during the Outcast press conference Mr. Cage explains why he wanted to be a part of the project. Press Conference Q & A transcript below.Video Source: Sina
Nicolas Cage - "I'd always wanted to do a movie here...When i found out i could possibly support Hayden is this movie and to be in one of my favorite countries in the world I said yeah, I want to do that."
Audience Question - This is your first time shooting a cooperation film in China. What kind of expectations do you have for Outcast?
Nicolas Cage - "Well I try not to have too many expectations. What's most important to me in my criteria is do I like the people I'm working with and do I like where I am. Those are the two main requirements."
"So having seen Hayden...his....what I respond to....his very kind of edgy and dark superb work with George Lucas, who's a very dear friend of my family, I wanted to work with Hayden. I wanted to support Hayden."
"But also as you know I have a very good relationship with China so the idea of working with Hayden in China and also to get to work with all of your actors here...your actors from China was a new experience for me that I was extremely looking forward to. And so I'm happy to say that it's been an outstanding Outcast experience."
Hayden Christensen attends Outcast Press Conference
Filming is not quite finished on Outcast but Hayden Christensen and the cast were in attendence for a press conference held in Beijing during a break in filming due to a location change. Filming should continue until about November 9th. Joining Hayden were Nicolas Cage, Liu Yifei, Director Nick Powell, Summer Jike, Bill Su and Coco Wang. Pictures below and more in the gallery here.
More Photos of Hayden Christensen from the Set of Outcast
Hayden Christensen continues work on his new movie Outcast now filming in China. Hayden plays battle weary Arken, a Crusader, disillusioned with the war who makes his way East along the Silk Road to China where he meets a princess in need of help to get her brother safely into the hands of allies. Trailing them is their brother who has killed their father and seized the throne for himself.
Nicolas Cage co-stars as Gallian, another Crusader, who has also found his way to China. Liu Yifei is Princess Lian and Bill Su is Prince Zhou. The romantic historical drama makes it's way to theaters some time in 2014. Below are pictures of Hayden on the set of Outcast filmed September 25. Hayden, with broadsword in hand, has a word with A stunt coordinator while getting ready to film.
Hayden Christensen on the Set of Outcast in Hebei
Hayden Christensen is pictured on location around Beijing, Hebei, Baoding. Several scenes appear to take place in a fortress in the desert where Arken has taken Princess Lian and Prince Zhou as they try escape their murderous brother.
Hayden Christensen on the set of Outcast
Hayden Christensen is pictured on the set of Outcast in what appears to be a fight scene involving broad swords. Filming is still under way on the movie currently filming in locations around Beijing. We've seen Hayden growing out a beard and mustache for this role but his hair seems to be dramatically different than we've seen in other movies with the sides shaved close and the top and back left longer.