Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Trailer For The New Point Break Arrives
Bodhi and the gang get bootylicious
Fox Now Plans Movie Reboot For The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
We're waiting to be impressed.
More Movie News

Sundance Announces 2012 Competition Pics
The first wave of titles is upon us...

01 December 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Sundance

submit to reddit

Sundance Announces 2012 Competition Pics

With awards season in full swing, it might seem odd to be thinking about movies that likely won’t see the inside of regular cinemas for months, but the Sundance 2012 Film Festival is making sure cinephiles have them in mind, announcing the first of its schedules, the films and documentaries showing in competition.

Among the line-up are two titles featuring Scott Pilgrim’s Mark Webber, The End Of Love, which he wrote, directed and stars in alongside Michael Cera, Jason Ritter and Amanda Seyfried, and romantic drama Save The Date, which sees him acting with Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie and Geoffrey Arend (AKA Mr Christina Hendricks, AKA lucky, lucky, lucky git).

There are the usual blend of arty topics and spicier films, including Simon Killer, which sees a college grad falling for a prostitute and Sheldon Candis' LUV, featuring an orphaned 11-year-old Baltimore lad learning harsh truths about his uncle.

We’re also intrigued by Colin Trevorrow’s Safety Not Guaranteed, which features Cyrus co-director Mark Duplass in acting mode as a man trying to recruit people to go time-travelling with him. Given that he demands applicants show up with their own weapons, we’re guessing he’s not the Doctor Who type. And could he also be a paranoid weirdo? The cast also features Parks & Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza.

Also on our radar? Rubber director Quentin Dupieux's new, strange offering, Wrong. Which has, not coincidentally, burped out its first trailer today.

“We are, and always have been, a festival about the filmmakers," said Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford in a statement. "So what are they doing? What are they saying? They are making statements about the changing world we are living in. Some are straightforward, some novel and some offbeat but always interesting.”

For the full breakdown, head on over to Sundance’s site.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Sony Picks Up Evil Dead Remake
Big unleashing for new Deadite hordes
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)