Shattered: Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello, Gerard Butler

  • July 24, 2013:  Media updated
  • May 8:  Gallery: photos added.
  • January 19: Gallery: photos added.
  • December 22: Reviews: DVD reviews added.
  • December 10: Gallery: Photos added; Links: Updated.
  • Nov 6-15: Media: Trailer, Music Video, TV Spot & Interview from Korea.  Reviews from Argentina & Russia.
  • October 13-28: Reviews from Belgium, Netherlands, Indonesia, Philippines, Greece & Israel
  • October 1: Shattered to DVD on Dec 25th with commentary, featurettes & deleted & alternate scenes.  It's available for pre-order at Amazon
  • September 16-20:   Media updated with links to video interviews with cast, director & producers on Shattered from TNT.   Korea: Butterfly Trailer (8.6mb flv) 
  • August 27-31:  Production Notes added to Articles.  Korean teaser trailer & TNT Ad in Media.
  • August 19-24:  TNT (U.S. cable) will premiere Shattered  Sept 2ndPosters, stills and trailer added from Israeli & Taiwan distributors.
  • August 6 -11: Production stills and Butterfly On A Wheel poster from Icon added to Gallery.  More production stills from Belgium distributor added to Gallery.
  • July 21- 30: Lionsgate is releasing the film in Miami theaters on Friday July 27th for the week only. Whether this is an Official Release or a Test Marketing seems up for debate.  No marketing push or official reporting of box office indicate that it's a one week test marketing (athough without much actual marketing).   
  • From a weekend ad in a Miami paper here are the five theaters it will play. The Miami Herald now has a listing online (only showing 3 of the 5 theaters though).   If you can see the film that weekend please do since they are basing expansion on it. It might also be the only weekend you get the chance.  There is now a petition up (created by Gerard Butler fans) for Lionsgate to expand distribution where you can add your voice.  If you've seen the film please leave a review on the IMDB: Butterfly On A Wheel (aka Shattered) page. 
  • Official Shattered poster (click image for larger version) and trailer on official site now available (click on link to view trailer since Lionsgate is monitoring hits to determine interest)  A 16mb avi (divx codec) version of trailer is also available for download here and posted to the Media section.  100 Stills from trailer added to the Gallery.
  • June 23: Butterfly On A Wheel has been renamed Shattered for the U.S. market.  According to it is scheduled for a limited release by Lionsgate - starting in Miami,July 27.  Please go to the topic on for further information.  How the film plays in Miami will decide it's expansion elsewhere in the U.S.  Maple Pictures distributes the film in Canada and there is no release date from them yet.  Contact Lionsgate or Maple Pictures for further information or to let them know of your interest for wider distribution.
  • May 14: :Lionsgate to release Butterfly On A Wheel in August.  Souce: Variety
  • April 6:   Media updated with link to My Space video on set design & Locations.
  • March 24: Articles
  • Feb 16: Articles - Lionsgate becomes U.S. distributor.  All Worldwide rights sold except for Japan and Italy. (Source: Hollywood Reporter)
  • Jan 16: Gallery update
  • Nov 8: Articles
  • July 19-23: Articles, Gallery update & downloadable Insider video of Pierce Brosnan interview added to Media. 
  • May 13- 17: Gallery updated with stills and fan taken set photos. Media updated with downloadable City TV Interview of Brosnan and Bello.
  • May 2-9: Gallery & Articles update 
  • April 25: Articles, Gallery & Media updated with downloadable Pierce ET Interview

Vancouver International Film Festival:  Gerard Butler and Maria Bello play Neil and Abby Warner, a happily married couple living in an upscale Chicago neighbourhood with their daughter Sophie. Their perfect lives are shattered when Ryan (a menacing Pierce Brosnan) appears out of nowhere and threatens to kill Sophie unless his demands are met. The film veers from the traditional as Ryan's demands become increasingly bizarre. He becomes all the more frightening as it appears that he has nothing to lose and his only motivation is to have complete control over Neil and Abby. Their lives are thrown into chaos as they attempt to comply with his demands. The stakes continue to rise as Ryan's demands border on sadistic and there seems to be no end in sight. To what extremes are normal people willing to go in order to save the life of their child?

The film's original title Butterfly on a Wheel alludes to a line in Alexander Pope's Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot: "Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?" which is generally interpreted as questioning why someone would put massive effort into achieving something minor or unimportant. Sharp cinematography and a subtle bluesy score complement the taut storytelling. Overall, Mike Barker's Shattered is a suspenseful psychological thriller with twists and turns that keep you guessing, solid performances (especially by Bello) and an ultimately satisfying ending.

Week #1: US $2.87m in 5 days/ #6 rental in Canada.
Week #2: US $5.23M in 12 days/ #9 rental in Canada.
Week #3: US $7.17M in 19 days
Week #4: US $8.63M in 26 days

MPAA: Rated R for some language and violence.

Filmed:  Vancouver -  March 10- May 2, 2006
Chicago -  May 5-12, 2006 

Created April 2, 2006
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Updated:  July 24,  2013

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