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The themes of The Current War are indeed fascinating Susan and while historical, there will also be relevance to current times. I am less interested in the politics, the battle between two moguls, than the awesomeness of their inventions, and that is what I hope to see lots of in this film.

We have a little about Damien's Bourke Cockran in this topic, but if you stumble across more interesting stuff please do come and add it here, I for one would be very interested to read!

There is still no release date yet, or info on how it will be released. At this stage I wonder if a theatrical release is still on the cards or straight to VOD? Either way please let it see the light of day soon!

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The Current War has a release date for Korea - January 2019!

Hopefully this is the first of many international releases from Lantern!

 

I was secretly hoping there would be a new trailer though - with a certain Mr Molony in it!



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Well I'm starting to feel ever more optimistic that we'll finally get to see this film.  Lucky Korea!!

 



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Soon, please, soon!

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Interesting!



From google translate:

"Today in London, the last shooting day of my long-suffering project The War of Currents / The Current War. Work on the film lasted 5 years and is worthy of a separate film novel. Benedict Cumberbatch (who played Thomas Edison) will finally tell the world about what kind of “war” electricity has come to our homes! Soon on the screens!"
 
Let's hope for 2 things in 2019: 1. that the film was re-cut to include more Damien and 2. It is actually released SOON!


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Here is an article in The Washington Post mentioning 'The Current War.'

 

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It's good to know there is a bidding war around the film - but I thought Lantern had already bought it, with 13 Films distributing. Perhaps that is just for international distribution and this refers to domestic?

BUT THIS SENTENCE IS SOO EXCITING

"The movie has been recut since its Toronto 2017 showing, with Martin Scorsese even giving notes to the director"

Martin bloody Scorsese! action

 



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Sounds like we may get to see it after all this time. If recut means more Damien not less, I'm happy 😊 I would just like to see him on the big screen (saw 'Kill my Friends' on streaming not in the cinema).

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EllieForster wrote:

If recut means more Damien not less, I'm happy 😊 I would just like to see him on the big screen (saw 'Kill my Friends' on streaming not in the cinema).


 Yes, exactly Ellie, but the Kemmler story was completely relevant to the war between Edison and Westinghouse, so cutting it would be crazy! 

It's always preferable to for a film to get a theatrical release and be seen on a big screen, always. But at this point, VOD, straight to DVD, I don't care - just let us see it! action



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More on the buying and selling, and re editing (and reshooting!) of The Current War

 

Via Variety

"David Glasser, the former chief operating officer of the Weinstein Co., is launching a $300 million film and TV company with the backing of billionaire investor Ron Burkle......named 101 Studios..."

"Glasser and his team will head to the Sundance Film Festival this week, where he is expected to be in the hunt for titles. His new company is said to be eyeing domestic distribution rights to “The Current War,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, a Weinstein Co. project that has been tied up in the bankruptcy process."

"The film, which debuted at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, was initially set for release in November 2017. The Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal, which crippled the company, put those plans on hold.

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon has been doing some reshooting and re-editing of the film, according to filings in the bankruptcy case. Martin Scorsese is said to be involved as an executive producer, though his representatives did not respond to a request for comment.

Lantern Entertainment, which bought the Weinstein Co. assets in bankruptcy last summer, still holds international rights to the film. The domestic rights are in the hands of East West Bank, which is also providing financing to 101 Studios."



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New posters and promo photos are coming out for TCW, which on the one hand is fab news and suggests some releases soon biggrin, but on the other no sign of Damien!cry

I am going to be sooooo upset (and the rest of the Molonian fandom - hear this filmy wilmy production people) if after all this time and all the waiting Damien's part has been edited out!evileye

 

 

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According to IMDb, The Current War is released in Greece 19 March!

 



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It could just be they've only shown the main cast, Damien's role could be relatively minor. I mean, compared to Cumberbatch . . . .


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