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Frightfest Halloween 2018: ‘Peripheral’ Review: Dir. Paul Hyett (2018)

Peripheral Review: Director Paul Hyett re-teams with Heretiks star Hannah Arterton in this rather disturbing science fiction story.

Peripheral Review. Image courtesy of Clout Communications.

Bobbi Johnson (Hannah Arterton) is riding the wave of success following her smash-hit debut novel. The book has captured the imagination of the British public, and its heavily political stance has incited riots. Keen to capitalise on this infamy, her editor wants book two asap. The problem, Bobbi wrote her first book whilst addicted to drugs and now that she’s clean, she’s suffering from writer’s block. She is then encouraged to trade in her trademark typewriter in favour of a new state-of-the-art computer, one that will actually help her write. As Bobbi begins typing she soon discovers some deadly side-effects, and as the machine starts to take control, Bobbi must fight for her sanity, life and creative voice.

Peripheral Review. Image courtesy of Clout Communications.
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Everything You Missed At Frightfest’s McM Panel

Frighfest Panel at McM London. Photo Credit: Kat Hughes

Halloween may be over, but Frightfest is keeping the spooky spirit alive this Saturday as they host their all-day scare-a-thon. Starting around 10:45am at Cineworld Leicester Square, the group will screen six of the newest genre film offerings. Films on the line-up include Reborn, Parallel, Mara, Peripheral, The Unthinkable, and Abrakadabra, as well as a smattering of short films.

Ahead of the event, the team took over the main stage at last weekend’s McM Comic Con in London to share a sneaky peek at the line-up. Hosted by Frightfest’s very own Paul McEvoy, the line-up included short-filmmakers Krent Able and Matt Harlock, whose short Deep Clean plays at the event, Reborn director Julian Richards, Peripheral actor Hannah Arterton, Craig Conway and Clive Tonge, the star and director of Mara respectively, and director Tom Paton. Paton doesn’t have
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Artificial Intelligence Turns Sinister in This Crazy First Trailer For the Sci-Fi Thriller Peripheral

The first crazy trailer has been released for a new artificial intelligence sci-fi horror thriller called Peripheral. The film comes from director Paul Hyett, who directed The Seasoning House, Howl and Heretiks.

The story centers around a writer who installs an artificial intelligence editing software in her home to help her finish a novel, but as you’ll see, things take a dark and sinister turn when the AI starts to manipulate her and control her. Here’s the synopsis:

Bobbi Johnson is a young literary sensation facing her difficult second novel. Already dealing with a crazed stalker and her junkie ex-boyfriend, Bobbi is convinced by her publisher to use new smart editing software and finds herself going head-to-head with an artificial intelligence determined to write her book for her. As the machine manipulates her work to suit its own nefarious ends, Bobbi begins to realize that she is being
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Crazy Teaser Trailer for Artificial Intelligent Sci-Fi Horror 'Peripheral'

"Finish the book, Bobbi!" Amp International has unveiled a teaser trailer for a wickedly weird sci-fi horror thriller titled Peripheral, from director Paul Hyett. The film is about a young writer named Bobbi Johnson struggling to finish her second novel. She installs an artificial intelligence into her home to help her finish, but it takes over her mind and manipulates her work to suit its own nefarious ends. Hannah Arterton stars as Bobbi, along with a smaller cast including Tom Conti, Rosie Day, Jenny Seagrove, and Elliot James Langridge. I honestly don't even know what to make of this - there's so many weird things happening and so much funky imagery in this trailer it's hard to make sense of it. But I guess I will admit: I am curious about this. A little bit, perhaps? Have a look for yourself. Here's the first teaser trailer (+ poster) for Paul Hyett's Peripheral,
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London Screenings 2018: which films stood out?

Around 150-160 buyers and festivals programmers attended the dedicated UK event.

International buyers gave a mixed response to this year’s London Screenings, which closed with a 15th anniversary reception at BFI Southbank on Wednesday night (June 20).

Organised by Film London, the three-day event brings some 150-160 international buyers and festival programmers to London to watch a selection of films screened by UK sales agents.

Erik Engelen, the head of the Benelux arm of Splendid Films, said the event provided buyers with the opportunity “to screen five or six movies that otherwise, be it in Cannes or Toronto, you would
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London Screenings 2018: buyers pick hot projects as bigger companies screen films outside event

Around 150-160 buyers and festivals programmers attended the dedicated UK event.

International buyers gave a mixed response to this year’s London Screenings which closed with a 15th anniversary reception at BFI Southbank last night (June 20).

Organised by Film London, the three-day event brings some 150 -160 international buyers and festival programmers to London to watch a selection of films screened by UK sales agents.

Erik Engelen, the head of the Benelux arm of Splendid Films, said the event provided buyers with the opportunity “to screen five or six movies that otherwise, be it in Cannes or Toronto, you would not
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Exclusive: Hannah Arterton on playing a detective in Harlan Coben’s Safe

We have a wonderful culture of excellent female British detectives on British television, ranging from the likes of Prime Suspect to Miss Marple, or more recently with Broadchurch and Line of Duty – and now we can add Harlan Coben’s Safe to that list, which launches on Netflix on May 10th.

Hannah Arterton, alongside Amanda Abbington, is bestowed such a role and we had the pleasure of interviewing the former to mark the launch of this exciting new series. She tells us what attracted her to the project, and how much fun it is for actors to get their teeth stuck into a role that allows so much room for development.

She also discusses what it’s been like portraying a detective on screen, and recalls her own experiences reading the script for the first time, as a show that leaves you wanting more with every passing episode. She talks
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Afm: Salt boards sci-fi 'Peripheral' starring Hannah Arterton

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Exclusive: Sales deal for Paul Hyett’s recently wrapped sci-fi produced by Bill Kenwright.

UK sales outfit The Salt Company has boarded sales on sci-fi conspiracy thriller Peripheral from director Paul Hyett (Howl).

Hannah Arterton (Burn Burn Burn) stars as a young writer who enters into a Faustian pact with her publisher. Convinced to use a new smart editing software she stumbles upon a conspiracy of social control. As her mind unravels she finds herself going head to head with an artificial intelligence that is determined to write her book for her.

Producers on the feature, which wrapped in the UK this week, are UK theatre mogul Bill Kenwright and Craig Tuohy of Bill Kenwright Productions.

Co-starring are Jenny Seagrove (Local Hero), Tom Conti (Shirley Valentine), Elliott James Langridge (Northen Soul). The writer is Dan Schaffer (Doghouse).

The Salt Company, which is handling world sales for the film, is also at the Afm with Miss You Already starring
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