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Ben Kingsley

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The Boxtrolls (2014)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A part of a novel “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow Director Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi Writers/Script Irena Brignull, Adam Parva, Vera Brosgo; (Story Anthony Stacchi, Phil Dale) Starring Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, … Continue reading

Transsiberian (2008)

Elevator Pitch An American couple decide to travel from Vladivostock to Moscow by the Transsiberian express and on the train they are joined by a young couple, a Spaniard and an American. In snowy Russia the husband is accidentally left at a station , and at the next one the wife, and the couple, decide … Continue reading

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

Elevator Pitch A young doctor arrives at the gate of a gloomy Victorian mansion in an isolated location, and is welcomed by the superintendent of what is a small asylum where the residents seem to be free to indulge in their madness, whatever it is. Amongst the patients is an attractive woman who gives every … Continue reading

The Dictator (2012)

Elevator Pitch. Admiral General Aladeen, the dictator of a country located in the Horn of Africa, is invited to the UN to discuss his nuclear development, but when he arrives in New York he is kidnapped by a villain employed by his ambitious uncle who replaces him with a dimwitted double; the dictator wanders the … Continue reading

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The previous films and what is described as “The Extremis” story arc by Warren Ellis, illustrated by Adi Gravov. Marvel Comics characters by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. Writers/Script Drew Pearce, Shane Black Additional Info Shane Black possibly best known as the … Continue reading

The Physician (2013)

Duration 2h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Noah Gordon – maybe the first of a trilogy, and said by the 1999 book fair in Madrid to be one of the ten most popular books of all time. Writers/Script Jan Berger Additional Info Said on IMDb to … Continue reading

Self/Less (2015)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Alex Pastor, David Pastor, Tari Director Tarsem Singh Starring Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, Michelle Dockery Elevator Pitch A dying billionaire seeks help from a shadowy organisation who promise to transfer his conciousness into an artificially … Continue reading

Learning to Drive (2014)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A New Yorker article by Katha Pollitt written in 2002. Writer/s Script Sarah Kemochan Director Isabel Coixet Starring Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Grace Gummer, Jake Weber Elevator Pitch A New York book editor, critic and radio personality is unexpectedly dumped by her husband leaving her facing … Continue reading

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Released 2010 Rating 12A in UK Director Mike Newell Writer/s Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Richard Coyle, Ronald Pickup Source of story A video game scripted by Jordan Mechner Elevator Pitch The king of Persia with his two natural sons and one adopted son invade a sacred … Continue reading

Jungle Book

Released 2016 Rating PG in UK Director Jon Favreau Writer/s Justin Marks Starring Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson Source of story The Book by Rudyard Kipling – and the 1967 cartoon. Elevator Pitch A young boy is left alone in the jungle and becomes a cub in a pack of … Continue reading

Ender’s Game

Released 2013 Rating 12A Director Gavin Hood Writer/s Gavin Hood Starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin Source of story Book by Orson Scott Card Elevator Pitch Earth prepares for a pre-emptive strike against an alien race to prevent a second invasion, using the capabilities of young people and one youth in particular, … Continue reading

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