The time has come for Sabaton to reveal some BIG NEWS. The band is beyond proud to announce that for the last two years, they have been busy working on an exciting, large-scale project.
In 2023, Sabaton will release The War To End All Wars movie, a full-length musical motion picture featuring songs from the band’s 10th studio album, The War To End All Wars. This movie vividly tells the stories of World War I by way of animation and live action. It will give the viewer a better understanding of what the band’s songs on the album are about -- it is a musical and historical adventure.
Currently in post-production, the movie is being made in collaboration with Yarnhub Animation Studio. Sabaton previously worked with them on other projects, including their most recent animated story video for 'The Red Baron'. The War To End All Wars movie is on a completely different scale that neither the band nor Yarnhub have ever attempted before. As the band has said, you’re going to want to see this!
“We premiered an early version of this movie to journalists during a preview session for our latest album, ‘The War To End All Wars,’ at the Royal Military Museum in Brussels. Witnessing their reaction to it was priceless - they were speechless - so we decided to take it to the next level and push the boundaries even further for a global audience.” // Pär Sundström
"When Sabaton asked us to go beyond anything we had produced before and jointly create a film for their new album, we were filled with excitement and trepidation. It was a massive undertaking that required new people, technology, and skills. But we couldn't miss the opportunity. We often say our mission is to harvest Goosebumps, and our work with Sabaton has always been the most successful in that regard. It's been two years in the making, but after spending many late nights and weekends in meetings with the band, the end result is something unique. A new way to listen to the album; a deeper understanding that helps the viewer experience the bravery and tragedy that was the inspiration for Sabaton's latest masterwork." // David Webb, Yarnhub
The War To End All Wars movie is a cohesive, thought-provoking and emotionally charged piece with a heavy focus on storytelling. It features members of the band, both in real life and animated, and a lot of research and effort has been put into it to ensure it depicts history in the most accurate way possible – this is something that the band is very passionate about. Sabaton had a dream of creating something that’s entertaining but with great educational value, and that dream has become a reality after two years of hard work.
There is so much more to tell you about this movie and Sabaton will reveal more in time, but know that they are very excited to present this to you next year. Watch this space.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this teaser… - https://youtube.com/shorts/uYFWmUZagT4
Yarnhub is an independent animation studio that was founded in 2019. Yarnhub looks to captivate and thrill audiences by recreating history with epic storytelling using iconic cinematography and animated visuals.
Sabaton climbed the international charts with their album The War To End All Wars, securing #1 positions in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and Finland. Having achieved the top position for the second time in Germany, Sweden and Finland, the album peaked at #1 in Poland, Hungary and Austria for the first time in the band’s career. This and additional outstanding results in other territories have made The War To End All Wars Sabaton’s most successful album so far.
After already presenting some amazing content on the platform with 'RocKabul', 'Soaring Highs And Brutal Lows' or 'Sound Of Scars' about Life Of Agony, THE PIT (aka the first ever SVOD platform dedicated to the ROCK & METAL universe), recently added new amazing content with the broadcast of the live performance by French blackened-hardcore masterminds Celeste @ Le Trabendo Paris, France and now the movie Lord Of Chaos (2018) directed by Swedish filmaker Jonas Åkerlund, available right now on the platform.
"A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome".
In 1987 Oslo, 17-year-old Euronymous becomes fixated on creating "true Norwegian black metal" with his band Mayhem. He mounts shocking publicity stunts to put the band's name on the map, but the lines between show and reality begin to blur.
Woody Harrelson and Tin Rocket Entertainment join chefs Derek and Chad Sarno to develop new original series, "Wicked Healthy World"
Brothers and plant-based chefs, Derek and Chad Sarno, have teamed up with Executive Producer Woody Harrelson and Tin Rocket Entertainment to develop a new documentary series celebrating the forward thinkers, social entrepreneurs and rock star chefs on the front lines of the sustainable food movement.
The original series, Wicked Healthy World (wt), will follow the Sarnos on their quest to meet the amazing people who are blazing new trails for a healthier population and planet. Their journey will take them everywhere from the fascinating indoor mushroom farms of South Korea, to the organic rooftop farms of Tel Aviv.
"Chad and Derek are doing some incredible work. They are at the forefront of a plant-based movement that's been building for decades and is now becoming a tsunami," states Executive Producer Woody Harrelson in the foreword of the brothers' cookbook, Wicked Healthy, that was released worldwide in May.
With this series, the Sarnos will shine a light on all of the positive momentum surrounding sustainable food, and recognize the creative people making inroads in this area. "My brother and I are excited to meet other innovators who share our passion and who have developed solutions to bring about change." Chad Sarno says.
Wicked Healthy World (wt) will be produced by Tin Rocket Entertainment with Woody Harrelson, Jerry D'Alessandro, Lisa Tanzer and Ira Chute serving as executive producers.
The timeless legend Elizabeth Bathory, the “Blood Countess,” is the protagonist of Exsanguinata, a new short horror film which just made its world premiere at the New Jerse Horror Con and Film Festival. Directed by Gretchen Heinel and produced by Sabbath Assembly and Saltpeter Filmworks, Exsanguinata stars Jamie Myers and David Christian from Sabbath Assembly, with an exclusive soundtrack by the band, as well.
The film reveals a noblewoman and her devotees perpetuating their power by preying upon her subjects. For each young victim, the rite of adolescence becomes a rite of death. And for the noblewoman—the Countess Bathory—the rite of death becomes a rite of adolescence. Roles reversed, through blood sacrifice.
The film is available on Vimeo On Demand for $1.11 to rent or $4.44 to download. Watch the trailer HERE (warning: NSFW) and find out more about Exsanguinata at its official website HERE.
Villa 40/RCA Records announces the pre-order for Trolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available at all digital retailers now. Those that pre-order a copy of the soundtrack will receive an instant grat of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick’s special performance of “True Colors.” The soundtrack, which was executive produced by Timberlake, will be available on September 23rd and features new music from Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Anna Kendrick & Gwen Stefani.
The first single, “Can't Stop The Feeling!,” which was co-written and co-produced by Timberlake, has dominated all over the world. In the U.S. the track debuted #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart, is certified double Platinum and is the best-selling single for 2016 of tracks released this year. Overseas, the single is currently 5x Platinum in Sweden, 4X platinum in Canada, 3x platinum in Australia, 2x PLATINUM in Ireland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, and Norway and platinum in New Zealand, the UK, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. The official music video, directed by groundbreaking and multiple award winning director Mark Romanek has over 220 million views.
DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls is set to hit theatres on October 21st.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that Barbara Broccoli OBE has been appointed Vice President for Film.
Following the recent appointment of Greg Dyke as BAFTA’s Vice President for Television, Barbara Broccoli will join Dyke in co-chairing BAFTA’s Council, supporting the Academy’s President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and assuming an ambassadorial role for the charity. Previous Vice Presidents for Film have been Duncan Kenworthy OBE (2009-2015) and Lord Puttnam (1995-2004). BAFTA can appoint up to three Vice Presidents, one in each of the three sectors of film, television and games, who can serve a term of up to six years.
Barbara Broccoli OBE admitted that she personally is:-
“passionate about BAFTA’s role in educating, inspiring and celebrating generations of British film-makers. I am therefore honoured to accept the role of BAFTA’s Vice President for Film”.
Anne Morrison, Chair of BAFTA, expressed her delight at the announcement, adding that:-
“one of the most illustrious and respected people in the contemporary film industry, will be joining BAFTA as our Vice President for Film. With her connections on both sides of the Atlantic, Barbara is well placed to be a brilliant ambassador for BAFTA and I know we'll benefit hugely from her experience and wisdom over the next few years. With Greg Dyke announced recently as our Television Vice President, we are in good hands for the future."
Barbara Broccoli with her brother Michael G Wilson own EON Productions and have produced the last eight Bond films together including Skyfall and Spectre. They have executive produced several independent film projects including A Silent Storm starring Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough directed by Corinna Villari-McFarlane and Radiator starring Richard Johnson, Gemma Jones and Daniel Cerqueira directed by Tom Browne. EON Productions recently announced a creative alliance with Cove Pictures, a joint venture with Smuggler Inc and Red Arrow Entertainment, to develop a number of television shows for the international market.
Broccoli has co-produced a number of stage productions including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002 West End, 2005 Broadway), A Steady Rain (2005 Broadway), Chariots Of Fire (2012 West End), Once (2012 Broadway, 2013 West End) and Strangers On A Train (2013 West End), and in December 2016, Othello at the New York Theatre Workshop starring David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig to be directed by Sam Gold.
Among her many philanthropic interests, Broccoli is a Trustee of Into Film, a film education charity working with young people aged 5-19. She is also Patron of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, an Honorary Fellow of the National Film and Television School and an Honorary Member of Women in Film and Television UK. She is Patron of Spinal Research and supports many of Oxfam’s fundraising efforts.
Broccoli sits on the Board of Governors for BAFTA Los Angeles. The Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment is named after her father.
Broccoli was awarded the OBE in her Majesty the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2008. In 2014, she was honoured by the Producers Guild of America with the David O Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures.
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