Canal+ has just acquired the exclusive rights to Wayward Pines, the hit series directed by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense). The first 10 52-minute episodes will be broadcast simultaneously in the US and France in 2015. Adapted from the novel by Blake Crouch, the series focuses on Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon), one of Seattle’s best secret-service agents, who has been sent on a mission to the town of Wayward Pines. He must investigate the mysterious disappearance of two federal agents. Each step in the process, which should lead him closer and closer to the truth, actually brings him nearer to a terrifying reality. Wayward Pines is not as perfect and sleepy as it seems.
With seven million albums already sold worldwide, including 500,000 in France, and one billion views on YouTube, Lana Del Rey has at last announced the official release date of her second album, Ultraviolence (Polydor), to be available on June 16, 2014. Produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, it follows Born To Die, which won her a lot of fans thanks to such tracks as “Blue Jeans” and “Summertime Sadness.” Del Ray’s official music video, “West Coast”, was released in April to tide fans over while they waited. The album will be available in standard and deluxe versions (CD and digital) as well as on vinyl. Also on tap will be a super-deluxe, limited-edition boxed set containing two CDs, two vinyl picture discs, a 16-page booklet and photos.
SFR is the first French operator to create a television ad with Apple. After selling over five million iPhones in France, SFR decided to promote its close ties with Apple in a spot that would tell the story of the meeting between these two “smart” brands that would define their shared desire to serve users through technology and make their day-to-day lives easier. And so SFR approached Apple with the idea of making a video to tell their story. Apple couldn’t help but be won over by this shared commitment, and the video “Mariage” was born. It will air from May 24 to June 15, 2014.