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FILM KLAXON PRESENTS TOP GUN: MAVERICK.
23 May 2022

"Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's—wait, it is a plane. A fighter jet, to be precise". Yes, after numerous delays and a pandemic that even Tom Cruise couldn't charm into submission, 'Top Gun: Maverick' is about to hit the screen. Yet unlike most delayed flights, this one appears to have been worth the wait.

Helmed by Academy's Joseph Kosinski, the film sees Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell turn instructor in a bid to stay airborne after thirty-six years of volleyball service. Though the trailer is chock-full of high-flying bravura (this is a Tom Cruise joint after all), there is an emotional and melancholic undercurrent that may make viewers feel the need for a tissue.



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GUS RIBEIRO HEADS FOR ABSOLUTE.

As the summer transfer window closes, Absolute Post have signed their own Brazilian hotshot in the form of Gus Ribeiro.


SEBASTIAN WHYTE JOINS THE VISIONARIES.

The Visionaries always have a keen eye for new talent, with director and photographer Sebastian Whyte the latest to join their ranks.


JONATHAN BOX ARRIVES AT NO.8.

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SAINTS ROW BLOW.

The live-action trailer for Saints Row, a reboot of Volition's open-world crime series, is an over-caffeinated mess.


KATE DAWKINS STUDIO IS FOUNDER MEMBER OF NEW FLIPT VENTURE

Kate Dawkins Studio is the founder member of a new FLIPT venture.


DAVID PLAYS... TREK TO YOMI.

Trek to Yomi wears its influences on its sleeve, and then uses that sleeve to wipe blood from a katana.


GARTH MARENGHI'S TERRORTOME.

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AMBER PARK ARRIVES AT BLACK DOG FILMS.

Multidisciplinary artist and entrepreneur Amber Park has joined Black Dog Films for commercial representation.


SERGIO TAKAHATA AND NELLIE SANTEE JOIN AMV BBDO.

Brazilian-American creatives Sergio Takahata and Nellie Santee have joined AMV BBDO.


OMAR JONES IS COMING TO THE NURSERY OF EVIL.

New York filmmaker Omar Jones has joined the Nursery of Evil roster at Riff Raff Films.


MINECRAFT X NATIONAL TRUST.

The National Trust and Xbox have recreated the ruins of Corfe Castle in Minecraft.


LUCRECIA TAORMINA ARRIVES AT PRETTYBIRD.

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THE VISIONARIES EMBRACE STEFANO & ALEJANDRA.

Spanish directing duo Stefano & Alejandra have joined The Visionaries for commercial representation.


STINK GO DAN STREIT.

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STICKER STUDIOS LIKE DANIEL LAIKH.

Ukrainian filmmaker and jiu-jitsu blue belt Daniel Liakh has joined Sticker Studios for commercial representation.


HUNKYDORY ENLIST HANNAH LEVY.

HunkyDory have added Saturday Night Live director Hannah Levy to their ranks.


IT'S ANNIS NAEEM FOR CURATE FILMS.

Multidisciplinary artist Annis Naeem has joined Curate Films for commercial representation.


CAVIAR WELCOME DENISHA ANDERSON.

Director and photographer Denisha Anderson has completed her long-awaited move to Caviar.


PULSE FILMS SWOOP FOR JESSICA SWALE.

Pulse Films swoop for Jessica Swale.


INTRODUCING MILK MACHINE AT MAD COW FILMS.

Milk Machine, Mad Cow Films' content division, is now fully operational.


HUNKYDORY SIGN MIKE DIVA.

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PRIYA AHLUWALIA JOINS BLACK DOG FILMS.

Director and fashion designer Priya Ahluwalia has joined Black Dog Films for global representation.


LONDON RESET FOR RESET

US production powerhouse RESET has opened a London office in conjunction with Creators Inc.


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There have been several licensed Monty Python games over the years, but few nail the group's humour like Joe Richardson's The Procession to Calvary.


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