What is Storage 24?

Storage 24
Storage 24 is a sci-fi horror starring BAFTA award winner Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, Adulthood,, Antonia Campbell Hughes (Bright Star, The Task) Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie, How Not to Live Your Life) and Colin O’Donoghue (The Rite, The Tudors). Storage 24 is written by Noel Clarke and directed by Johannes Roberts (F, When Evil Calls).

Storage 24 Trailer


London is in chaos. A military cargo plane has crashed leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware London is in lockdown, Charlie (Noel Clarke) and Shelley (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), accompanied by best friends Mark (Colin O’Donoghue) and Nikki (Laura Haddock), are at Storage 24 dividing up their possessions after a recent break-up.

Suddenly, the power goes off. Trapped in a dark maze of endless corridors, a mystery predator is hunting them one by one. In a place designed to keep things in, how do you get out?

STOARGE 24 is released in cinemas June 29

Jameson Empire Magazine Movie Awards – Winners


It was an outstanding evening on Sunday 27th March as the film industry?s biggest and most respected stars turned out to celebrate the Jameson Empire Awards 2011. The awards, which were again hosted by comedian Dara O Briain and took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, were honoured with the presence of such leading names from the world of cinema as Anna Kendrick, Talulah Riley, Lasse Hallstr?m,? Jonathan Ross, The Inbetweeners, Sarah Harding, Jessica Hynes, Noel Clarke, Kate Magowan, Neil Marshall and Joanne Froggatt, amongst others.

This year, the Awards were evenly distributed across the nominated films, with Inception, last summer?s movie phenomenon, carrying off the top prize for Best Film (presented by Kirin Ichiban). The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the first film from the Stieg Larsson trilogy, won two Awards for Best Thriller and Best Actress (presented by Citro?n) for Noomi Rapace, whilst Matthew Vaughn?s Kick-Ass also walked away with two Awards for Best British Film (presented by The Industry Trust) and Best Newcomer (presented by aqua) for Chloe Moretz for her controversial role as Hit-Girl.? Accepting the trophies for Kick-Ass were screenwriter Jane Goldman with cast members Mark Strong, Dexter Fletcher and Jason Flemyng.

For his multiple award-winning performance as King George VI in The King?s Speech, Colin Firth was honoured with this year?s Jameson Best Actor Award, presented to him by Olivia Williams. The award for Best Director (presented by Sony) went to Edgar Wright, for his immensely popular Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Sponsors Jameson Irish Whiskey and Empire magazine were delighted to acknowledge and honour one of Britain?s most exceptional actors for his phenomenal body of work.? From films such as Sid and Nancy, Prick Up Your Ears and Leon to his recent work in the blockbuster Harry Potter and Batman film franchises, Gary Oldman was bestowed the Empire Icon, which was presented to him by his Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy co-star Colin Firth.

In addition, special honours were bestowed on two of Britain?s most in-demand and highly respected young talents.? For her overall contribution to cinema through a wide array of memorable roles, Keira Knightley took home the Empire Hero Award (presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey), which was presented to her by her friend and Atonement co-star, James McAvoy.? Award-winning writer-director Edgar Wright was awarded this year?s Empire Inspiration (presented by HMV).

Meanwhile, horror fans will be pleased that The Last Exorcism beat off competition to win Best Horror, with the film?s producer, Eli Roth, at the ceremony to collect the award, whilst the ethereal Lily Cole presented Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy to actor Tom Felton for the box office record-breaking penultimate film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

Dark British humour was the champion in comedy this year with the BAFTA Award-winning Four Lions voted as Best Comedy. Presented by Dermot O?Leary, the cast and producers accepted the award on behalf of filmmaker Christopher Morris.

This year, Empire readers have flooded the popular amateur filmmaking award Done In 60 Seconds with their entries and the finalists include fantastic one-minute reprisals of films such as Avatar.? However, there can only be one winner, and Jameson and Empire were delighted to give Maeve Stram the Award for her wonderful adaptation of 127 Hours, which was presented to her by two of the judges, Chris O?Dowd & Neil Marshall.

Mark Dinning, Empire?s Editor, said: ?For movies, the past year has without a doubt been the most interesting in what feels like forever. Where previous years have seen sequels and spin-offs dominate, the past 12 months have seen originality and style reign supreme. And I?m very proud that Empire?s 1.5 million readers have recognised and applauded that with their votes this year quite rightly rewarding the likes of Inception, Kick-Ass and The King?s Speech ? sensational movies that have set new boundaries for filmmakers the world over. I am also delighted that this year we have been able to award the incredible Keira Knightley, Edgar Wright and Gary Oldman with special awards. All are British, all are brilliant.?

Jameson Empire Awards 2011 ? Winners:

Best Newcomer ? Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass)

Best Comedy ? Four Lions

Best Actress presented by Citro?n ? Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

Best Horror ? The Last Exorcism

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy ? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Best Thriller ? The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Best British Film presented by The Industry Trust ? Kick-Ass

Empire Inspiration presented by HMV ? Edgar Wright

Jameson Best Actor ? Colin Firth (The King?s Speech)

Best Film presented by Kirin Ichiban ? Inception

Best Director presented by Sony ? Edgar Wright

Empire Hero presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey ? Keira Knightley

Empire Icon? Gary Oldman

Done in 60 Seconds ? 127 Hours by Maeve Stam

Noel Clarke and Danny Dyer are in the Doghouse

Watch out for the psychotic, homicidal Zombirds of Moodly
Watch out for the psychotic, homicidal Zombirds of Moodly
British horror comedy, three words most recently associated with Lesbian Vampire Killers, but this should be in a different class.
Directed by Jake West – Doghouse should be in some ways a ‘gross out’ gory, sexual jokes horror comedy BUT based on mr Wests previous work, notibly Evil Aliens and Razorblade Smile, this should be aimed at a sligtly older audience than the mid teen LVK.

Doghouse sees Vince (Stephen Graham) handling his divorce badly. He?s depressed. Gone to pieces. But his mates aren?t giving up on him.

Struggling with their own women troubles, they drag him off for an ultimate lads drinking weekend in the country. Arriving in the village of Moodley where the women outnumber the men 4:1, the boys find themselves holidaying in a village overrun by psychotic, homicidal Zombirds with a thirst for male flesh!

The cast includes BAFTA winner Noel Clarke (Adulthood, Kidulthood, Doctor Who), Danny Dyer (The Football Factory, Severance), Stephen Graham (The Damned United, This Is England), Lee Ingleby (Place of Execution), Emil Marwa (East is East), Keith-Lee Castle (Young Dracula), Neil Maskell (Rise of the Footsoldier, The Football Factory) and Terry Stone (Rise Of The Footsoldier) .

Joining them in the cast are Christina Cole (Lost in Austen), Adele Silva (Emmerdale), Tree Carr (Evil Aliens), Emily Booth (Zone Horror, Evil Aliens and just being the Boof) and Billy Murray (Rise of the Footsoldier, EastEnders).

DOGHOUSE is an original screenplay by prolific author and graphic artist Dan Schaffer (Dogwitch, Indigo Vertigo) and directed by by Jake West (Evil Aliens, Pumpkinhead III).

The Spirit Movie Launch Party

Samuel L Jackson

Samuel had obviously been on a whirlwind tour of London giving interviews all day – half the radio journalists in th eroom had already interviewed him once that day and he was quick to poke fun at them before settling down to speak to everyone.

Dressed in a black leather jacket and flat leather cap, Samuel looked as if his forthoming 60th birthday was years away, and was enjoying speakign to everyone, dashing around between the various groups of press and photographers.

So Samuel, this Spirit thing… what’s it about?
Well, it has a couple of chicks, a couple of guys, and a whole lot of asskicking… it’s a fun movie!

Is that it?
Yep, that’s pretty much it.

And working with Frank?
Working with Frank was pretty good, but the money was better.

C’mon, you’re not fooling me
Really – I just need the money! I spend it on golf!

Eva Mendez

Waiting for Eva to reach us in Press Pen 1 (yes, Scifind is that important!), a worried PR girl came to us to remindeveryone that it is pronounced Ay-va. She even made us practise saying it. I got it straight away, as did the pretty lady from the Telegraph, but the trendily dressed pap from The News Of The World Struggled a bit. Bless.

Eva looked, I have to say, Amazing. Things were getting a bit rushed – Scarlett was hot on her tail, but we managed to get a few questions in before she was ushered off to the private party.

Frank Miller

Hi Frank. Congratulations on the new movie – the clips playing behind us look awesome. It’s definitely due out in January?
Absolutely – it’s all done.

Really? So no more shooting needs ot be done at all? I don’t want to be dissapointed…
That’s right – it is completely finished. Well, I’m just doing the Directrs cut now, but it’s all ready to go after that.

So looking at the press releases and visuals, this fits in with your other movies in that it has a strong theme of characters who don’t have particularly supernatural powers.
Well yeah, that’s the sort of movie I make – it’s my style.

Yeah, but you’re Frank Miller – each story you tell introduces new concepts – what’s the skinny on this one?
Probably the similarities and differences between the hero and anti-hero, and the fierce love and loyalty to the city.

Kind of like Spiderman?
Yeah, but a little more ambiguous, and it’s a much darker world. It’s not an easy relationship.

One thing I love is that your characters can always take a hell of a beating
They can – and this one takes it to a whole new level – they get really punished and do more extreme things to each other than ever before.

Is that a part of the theme – punishment?
Maybe – you’ll need ot watch the movie and make your own mind up, but I think that could be seen as part of the message and theme.

And they’re quite dark – even the hero has a bit of a history.
Absolutely – being shot to death and not knowing why you survived or how you are pretty much invulnerable tends to do that to you…

So you interviewed 300 people tifind your hero – was Samuel an easier decision?
He was the only choice – I had him in mind from the outset.

What was it like working with Samuel? Eva mentioned that he used to play the odd trick to lighten things up a bit
Samuel is a real gentlemen – a pleasure to work with.

So what sort of pranks did he play?
Nothng serious, just the odd well placed joke or ad-libbing to help get the most out of the other actors. I’m very greateful to him for helping the other actors feel at home and put in their best performance.

Didn’t that take up time?
No – you can keep the cameras rolling for some things, and he was very good on set – he would never waste time or anything like that.

Why did you choose The Spirit?
I love the story – it was ideal for making a feature film, so when I got the opportunity aand time to do it, I couldn’t really let anyone else do it. It all came together pretty quickly.

So what next?
We have a few things in the pipeline – I’m going to do this one first – get the final cut done, see it through the launch, and then see what is available after that.

Noel Clarke

Noel Clark, better known as Micky from Dr Who turned up looking pretty excited about seeing the new Frank Miller movie. He even bought hs original Frank Miller Dark Knight Comic Book for frank to sign!

So straight into the questions…

So what are you doing now Noel?
I am conccentrating on directing at the moment… we have 3 new films coming out next year, and one TV Pilot.

So are you a fan of the Spirit?
I can’t say I ever read the book, but I am a huge Frank Miller fan – he doesn’t believe me, so I bought my original Dark Knight Comic Book to prove it.

What comic book would you like to be in?
They’re making a Justice League film – I should be in that, but you have to be American I suppose. They seem to be doing all the big comic stuff at the moment – Justice League, The Avengers…

So as a UK director and actor, doyou think a comicbook style movie could be shot using english actors and locations or is it too Americanised?
Well you know me, I always use British talent and shoot int he UK – I think it could be done. Who knows, perhaps I’ll do it myself.

So… On to Doctor Who… The last time I saw you in Doctor Who, you were walking off into the sunset with the Torchwood team – can we read anything into that?
I think they were just going for chips.

Perhaps he went for a special party with Captain Jack?
What? Jack? No! Micky would go for Martha Jones, She’s well fit!

Quite. So will you be coming back or not?
Well it’s a great series and I loved working on it – we’ll have to see. I’m pretty busy, but if they ask me…
And they haven’t asked you yet?
You’ll have to wait and see!

So aside from your films, have you thought about doing a David Tennant and going back to the theatre – you do have an Olivier Award already…
That’s right I do – I forgot about that! **looks down at the other press and paps** You didn’t mention that – you’ve done your research!
Well, you were in Doctor Who, I know your shoe size too! So would you go back to the theatre? DT is doing pretty well there…
Yeah, I would if the right role came along. But we’ll have to see what happens…

Awesome. We’ll keep an eye out for something cool enough… What are your plans for christmas then?

It’s not going to be a quiet one, but I have new baby now, so it’ all about spending it with my family.

So what was your best Christmas Present?
I can’t tell you my favourite, but I can tell you my second favourite. It sounds rubbish and materialistic, but I love my PS3 – it’s brilliant!

By now Noels minder was getting frantic. I had thought he was just excercising his wrist, but he was actually trying to tell us to hurry up. bidding a quick goodbye, Noel dissapeared into the private party, never to be seen again…