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‘Watch The Skies’
« on: March 21, 2018, 12:44:57 AM »
FilMart: Sean Bean, Gemma Arterton Board China’s ‘Watch The Skies’ (EXCLUSIVE)
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Leading British talent Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones”), Asa Butterfield (“Ender’s Game”), Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace”), Sam Claflin (“Hunger Games,” “Pirates of the Caribbean”) and Laura Haddock (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) are poised to sign up as the voice cast of upcoming Chinese animation “Watch The Skies.” The film is to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.

The film is produced by China’s DeZerlin Media and the U.K.’s Zycon Media, and is the
 first product of a 10-film and 10 TV series co-production deal between the two companies.

The combined production budget of the slate is some $160 million (RMB1 billion) spread over a period of 8 years. The deal was announced by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May in February as part of a package of bilateral creative and cultural collaborations.

 Watch The Skies’ is a coming-of-age sci-fi adventure about an alien boy who crashes on Earth. Along with his plucky young human companions, he must find the parts to reassemble his ship, all the while evading the clutches of a billionaire alien hunter and his security force.

Written and directed by Mark Byers (“Criminal Act,” “The Treatment”), “Watch The Skies” is produced by Zhang Lin, CEO of DeZerlin, and Mohammed Khalid, CEO of Zycon.

The all-star British cast was assembled by casting director Melsie Bourne of U.K.’s The Bourne Consultancy and agent Sara Elman of Advoice, a division of International Talent Group.

“This partnership marks the beginning of the globalization of content created in China and enjoyed by audiences everywhere,” said Zhang.
http://variety.com/2018/film/asia/sean-bean-gemma-arterton-board-china-watch-the-skies-1202729874/

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Re: ‘Watch The Skies’
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 12:40:48 PM »
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More details on ‘Watch the Skies’ featuring voices of @asabfb, @samclaflin, @laurajhaddock, #SeanBean, #GemmaArterton, and @davidfynn. Who plays what character and things like that. The animated feature is currently in production.
https://twitter.com/YaloKatz/status/1035578989593550848


UK-China Co-Pro ‘Watch the Skies’ Signs All-Star Cast
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Some of the strongest performers in Britain are taking flight with a new CG-animated project titled Watch the Skies — a sci-fi adventure about intrepid young heroes on a mission to rescue and alien boy whose starship crashed to Earth. The project, due out in 2019, is a co-production of DeZerlin Media (China) and Zycon Media (UK).

Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Goldeneye) will voice tech billionaire Peter Fox, who is determined to get his hands on alien technology at all costs, and Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game, Hugo, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) voices St’aar, the intergalactic teenager on the run from Fox and his security force, headed by Major Laura Jude, played by Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia).

St’aar is aided in his escape by the children of the same alien hunters out to capture him, with Sam Claflin (Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Huntsman) as the plucky teen leader, Spinner; Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers) as his stunningly talented girlfriend, Izzy, who also has eyes for the alien teen; and David Fynn (Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Black Mirror) playing Thor, the self-styled Cyber Viking who cracks the alien tech to help their new friend get home.

This coming of age story that explores perception vs. reality with action and humor comes from writer-director Mark Byers (Criminal Act, The Treatment, Diggin’ Up Business). The pictures is produced by Lin Zhang, CEO of DeZerlin Media; and Mohammed Khalid, CEO of Zycon Media. Casting director Melsie Bourne (The Bourne Consultancy, UK) worked closely with agent Sara Elman of Advoice (a division of Independent Talent Group) assemble the cast.

“Melsie Bourne and Sara Elman have brought us a remarkable array of talent who are passionate about the story and the characters they will portray,” said Byers. “And I am particularly excited to have a veritable who’s who of sci-fi and fantasy favorites in our cast.”

Watch the Skies is the first in a 10-movie animation slate between DeZerlin and Zycon that was announced by UK Prime MInister Theresa May in February as part of a package of UK-China creative/cultural collaborations. L.A. entertainment lawyer Brian J. Murphy polished the co-production agreement and closed the talent deals.

“We are pleased to have found a creative kindred spirit in China’s DeZerlin Media,” said Khalid. “Lin Zhang has a far-reaching global vision, and has created IP that is both highly commercial and also touchingly heartfelt. The combination of their creative brains and our production brawn will cut through all cultural barriers.”

“This partnership with Zycon represents a milestone for the Chinese entertainment industry,” said Zhang, “and marks the beginning of the globalization of content created in China and enjoyed by audiences everywhere.”

Watch the Skies is in production, with the team moving into development on subsequent projects including comedy-adventure Codename: Furball — about a remarkable secret agent cat who save England during World War II; and Hawkins and Silver, a steampunk retelling of the classic Treasure Island tale set in a world shared by humans and talking animals.

 
http://www.animationmagazine.net/features/uk-china-co-pro-watch-the-skies-signs-all-star-cast/



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Re: ‘Watch The Skies’
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2018, 02:57:38 PM »
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Estăo prontos para a aventura? Primeiras imagens do elenco de "Watch The Skies" nos bastidores dando a voz a seus personagens 😍
Via IMDb #WatchTheSkies #asabutterfield #samclaflin #laurahaddock #gemmaarterton #seanbean

Are you ready for the adventure? First images of the cast of "Watch The Skies" behind the scenes giving the voice to their characters 😍

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnWwerTgCxI/?hl=en&tagged=seanbean


Watch the Skies  Photo Gallery
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Re: ‘Watch The Skies’
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 01:24:30 PM »
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  Novo poster da animaçăo "Watch The Skies"! 🚀 #WatchTheSkies #asabutterfield #samclaflin #laurahaddock #gemmaarterton #seanbean

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnZLGHuARyI/?hl=en&tagged=seanbean


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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 03:01:01 PM »
‘Watch The Skies’: First Footage & Promo For Animation Voiced By Sean Bean, Sam Claflin, Gemma Arterton; TriCoast Boards — AFM
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EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the first footage and promo for UK-China animation Watch The Skies, voiced by Sean Bean (Game Of Thrones), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games), Gemma Arterton (Quantum Of Solace), Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game), Laura Haddock (Guardians Of The Galaxy), David Fynn (Doctor Who) and Chris Obi (Snow White And The Huntsman). TriCoast Worldwide has boarded international sales (excluding China) and will be shopping at the AFM. 

Set for release in 2019, the family film follows the intergalactic exploits of St’aar (Butterfield), an alien teenager who runs away from his galaxy on a small starship, and ends up stranded on Earth. St’aar is befriended by the children of the alien hunters out to capture him, and together they repair his spaceship. But the friends are pursued around the planet by ruthless tech billionaire Peter Fox (Bean), and his tenacious Security Chief (Arterton), bent on capturing and exploiting the alien at all costs. Leading the escapade is Spinner (Claflin), his brilliant girlfriend, Izzy (Haddock), and Thor (Fynn), the self-styled tech Cyber Viking, assisting in St’aar’s journey home.

In the promo, the actors and creatives behind the movie discuss what drew them to the UK-China co-pro, which is currently in production. Writer-director is Mark Byers (Criminal Act), producers are Zycon Media and DeZerlin Media.

https://deadline.com/2018/10/sean-bean-sam-claflin-gemma-arterton-asa-butterfield-watch-the-skies-afm-1202493281/

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Re: ‘Watch The Skies’
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2018, 02:49:49 PM »
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Check out a behind-the-scenes video with exclusive interviews with actors and director Mark Byers! ✨ #WatchTheSkies #asabutterfield #seanbean #gemmaarterton #samclaflin #laurahaddock #davidfynn 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpusQynn3jx/

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butterfieldbrasil Check out the first animation promo "Watch the Skies" voiced by Asa Butterfield, Sean Bean, Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Laura Haddock and David Fynn.
It opens in November 2019 in America!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpuoSp_HDDP/

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Re: ‘Watch The Skies’
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2021, 08:50:21 AM »
I wonder what kind of development hell/post-production issues this film had. I'm sure with my luck, not long after this post, we will hear about this film again. Maybe that is why I'm posting :P

Hope to see it someday soon!