Universal Sets The Loft for August 29, 2014
Nearly a full year after the film’s trailer debuted online, Universal Pictures has announced that Erik Van Looy’s The Loft is scheduled to hit theaters on Friday, August 29, 2014.
Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) and James Marsden (2 Guns) star in the psychological thriller, which tells the story of five married guys who conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city–a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved. Paranoia seizes them as everyone begins to suspect one another. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and marriages crumble as the group is consumed by fear, suspicion and murder in this relentless thriller.
Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor and Rhona Mitra also star.
Props to Lindsey to pointing me in the direction of Rope Of Silicon, which reports that The Loft has received an MPAA rating of R for ‘sexual content, nudity, bloody violence, language and some drug use’. Unfortunately there is still no release date for the film, although IMDB (who aren’t that reliable these days) currently list April 2013.
A couple of days ago, a ‘new’ trailer for Loft appeared online. However, it seems that it’s not actually a new trailer, it’s just the extended/full version of the trailer clip we saw earlier this year. According to this Facebook page, this trailer was apparently released a year ago (!) to show to potential buyers and distributors, and it has since changed distributors. A full, official trailer will display the official Warner Bros and MPAA logos … although we still don’t have any further information on when that, or a film release date, will be.
Still, here is the full ‘old’ trailer, with screencaps in the Gallery…
Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment banner has acquired Anonymous Content’s infidelity thriller “Loft.” It has yet to be determined whether the film will be released through Warner Bros., where Dark Castle is currently based, or Universal, where Silver just inked a 12-picture distribution deal.
Silver will now be credited as an exec producer on “Loft” along with Andrew Rona and Steve Richards.
Additionally, Dark Castle is currently in production on “Getaway,” a thriller that will star Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez. Details on that project were not immediately available.
Dark Castle is currently working with Emmett/Furla Films on Albert Hughes’ actioner “Motor City,” which has Gerard Butler attached to star, though Gary Oldman and Amber Heard are no longer involved with the project.
As for “Loft,” the Erik Van Looy-directed pic is an English-language remake of his own 2008 Belgian film. Edgy indie follows five married friends who share a loft where each brings his mistress. When the dead body of an unknown woman is found there, they begin to suspect one another of murder.
Wentworth Miller, James Marsden, Karl Urban, Eric Stonestreet and Matthias Schoenaerts star alongside Rhona Mitra, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Margarita Levieva and Kristin Lehman.
Wesley Strick (“Doom”) adapted Bart De Pauw’s original screenplay. Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Paul Green, Matt DeRoss and Adam Shulman produced along with original “Loft” producer Hilde DeLaere of Belgian banner Woestijnvis.
In a recent article dated May 19th, Variety profiled German distribution company SquareOne, who own the rights to Loft. In the profile it states that they plan to release Loft next year – I’m not entirely clear whether they hold the rights for just Germany, or also for international distribution, but either way, Loft is now set to be released in Germany at the least in 2013.
Still no official word on any other European or American dates, unfortunately.
It’s been 10 years since Munich-based SquareOne Entertainment came on the scene, and the distributor, which has backed films including “White Noise,” “Bride and Prejudice” and “StreetDance 3D,” is celebrating with its biggest slate ever. But for those watching the company, founder and prexy Al Munteanu says you ain’t seen nothing yet.
“We expect 2013 to be even bigger,” he says.
Next year the company plans to release 12 films, including Karl Urban and Wentworth Miller thriller “Loft“; Bradley Cooper starrer “Hit & Run”; “Welcome to the Punch,” with James McAvoy and Mark Strong; Robert Redford drama “All Is Lost”; and dance pic “Cobu 3D.”
Isabel fans, we are in for a treat! I’ve just come across the newly released teaser trailer for Loft, and it looks amazing! Isabel looks gorgeous, and it seems to be a much meatier role than she’s had before and I think she’s going to surprise us all in it. The teaser was premiered on Belgian website Vitter.be yesterday, I believe.
The movie is set for release in Europe in the Spring.
Watch and enjoy below, and tell us what your first impressions of the movie are by posting a comment…
MovieWeb had the chance to sit down with Izzy for a chat, and they’ve just posted the interview on their website. Click here to read it at their website, or follow the link below to find it on our Press page. I love all these new interviews, and reading Isabel talking about her career and working on this movie. I was particularly excited to read (in this interview) Isabel say “there is a lot to talk about, but I’m not allowed yet” about what she has lined up in the near future!! Sounds very promising and as if she’s going to be quite busy!
I was really taken by the costumes here. They were just amazing. When you first read the script, were the costumes that detailed?
Isabel Lucas: No, none of it was in the script when I first read it. It was pretty much when I got to Montreal and met with the costume designer. She just showed us all the pictures for my character’s outfits, and they were just unbelievable and beautiful and gruesome, and just so creative. They were very impractical, physically, to wear, with the corsets and the chain-link skirt was nearly 20 kilograms. It was heavy, and the crown as well, but it was certainly encouraging to embody the character, once you put it all on. It makes you feel very regal.
Are there plans in place for the release of Loft? Are they taking it on the festival circuit?
Isabel Lucas: Yeah, that one comes out, I think, early next year. It’s with James Marsden, Eric Stonestreet, Wentworth Miller. It’s a great cast. I saw the original before I read the script, and I was really drawn to it. When I met Erik (Van Looy), the director, that’s when I was really certain I wanted to do it, because he was just wonderful.
» Read the full interview on our Press page
With all the new interviews and Immortals features we’ve been getting, I thought it was time to update some of our content pages. And so I have updated the Trivia and Quotes pages, as well as our Filmography page for Immortals and Isabel’s other recent movies – The Wedding Party, Red Dawn, and The Loft. I’ll add pages for Knight of Cups and Isabel’s other rumoured upcoming films when they’re officially confirmed. Charity, Style and some fun new media and games are coming next
Belgian TV show Astrid In Wonderland recently took a look behind the scenes of Loft, and were shown around the set by director Erik Van Looy. There’s no sight of the cast, just the set, but we get a good look at the titular loft. There’s quite a lot of fake blood shown, so if you’re sqeamish look away at about 45 seconds in!!
Watch a slightly shortened version of the video below, or watch the full thing at the Astrid In Wonderland show’s website. They have another short behind the scenes video here too. They speak in English some of the time, so us non Dutch speaking visitors can understand some of it!
- I’ve just come across another behind the scenes video from the set of Loft. Unfortunately I don’t see Isabel in it, but it’s worth a watch anyway.
Check out a shorter behind the scenes video from the film that we previously posted here.
- I’ve also read that on July 13th Isabel attended a dinner/party for the US-Belgian cast and crew of the movie, hosted by US ambassador Howard Gutman. Also attending were director Erik Van Looy, writer Bart De Pauw, and co-stars James Marsden and Eric Stonestreet. The Ambassador gave a brief speech at the dinner, and said how this production was an example of how US and Belgian cultural ties can be deepened, and that those working on this production were all ambassadors. I haven’t found any pics of Isabel at the event yet.
- The Loft will be released by Kinepolis on March 28th 2012 in Belgium/Holland.
I have a nice little update today, on Isabel’s new movie Loft, and it comes courtesey of Sarah! Belgian magazine Humo has an ‘on the set’ feature on Loft in it’s newest issue – they had an exclusive look behind the scenes of the movie, with new photos, and apparently, cast interviews too. Sarah has sent us a scan of a photo of Isabel in the magazine, giving us our very first look at Izzy in this movie! As you can see, Isabel is looking very glamourous in the still, and is sporting sleek blonde hair. She looks gorgeous, and I am eager to see more of the white dress/top she is wearing … not to mention the film itself. We didn’t get any photos of Isabel on the set of this movie, so we are spoiled to be seeing the first still so soon.
The scan has a little bit of text by the side of it, which says that Isabel plays the role that Marie Vinck did in the original film. It also has a quote from Isabel, which, if translation.babylon.com translates correctly, says something along these lines: “I know that it’s ridiculous, but I desperately need to work hard, even as a dead body.” Which makes it sound like Isabel will be playing the girl they find dead in the loft. I’m sure we’ll get further details on Isabel’s character in time. Have any of our visitors seen the original film, Loft (from 2008)? If so, can you tell us more about this character?
You can find the accompanying article (not the full one from the magazine though, I don’t think) here, although you will need Google Translator/Babelfish if you don’t speak Dutch. I don’t think there is mention of Isabel in it. You can find more articles about Loft at their website here, here, and here.
A very big thanks again goes to Sarah for her much appreciated contribution. I really love hearing from Izzy fans around the world
I just came across this news report from the set of Loft, and while I don’t see Isabel in it, it’s still a very interesting watch. We get a good view of one of the sets, plus some quick shots of the male lead characters, including James Marsden. It is all in Belgian, except the snippet of James Marsden talking and short bit of them filming a scene.
In related news, Wentworth-Miller.net have posted the first still photo of Wentworth in character for the film.