Variety has a new addition to the Jurassic Park “reboot” as Chris Pratt, pictured, is in early talks to star in Universal’s Jurassic World. Pratt, best known for his role on “Parks and Recreation”, is breaking out big time, especially after his performance in Zero Dark Thirty. Next up? How about James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy?!
Unfortunately, Pratt would take on the role originally intended for Josh Brolin. Discussions are very preliminary, as scheduling and salary discussions, which were the original deal breakers for Brolin, have not been discussed yet.
Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson are also in talks to star.
Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is directing the sci-fi adventure movie and also will co-write the script with Derek Connolly.
Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley will produce Jurassic World, which is set to begin filming early 2014.
The dinosaur reboot will hit theaters June 12, 2015.
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will write and produce the live-action adaptation of Mattel’s Monster High franchise for Universal Pictures, Variety reports.
Plot details are unknown, except that the film will be based on the doll franchise, popular with teen and tween girls, that centers on the perfectly imperfect teenage children of the world’s most famous monsters.
Schwartz and Savage will produce under their Fake Empire banner alongside Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who brought the project to the studio. Mattel’s Playground Productions is executive producing.
Phase 4 Films will be releasing Crave on VOD and in limited theaters on December 6, 2013.
Starring Josh Lawson (“House of Lies”, <>Anchorman 2), Emma Lung, Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”, Hellboy), Edward Furlong (Night of the Demons, T2), we now have the trailer for the Charles de Lauzirika-directed festival pic.
“A downtrodden photographer, haunted by the urban violence and decay around him, retreats into an inner world of dark fantasies. Those dangerous visions explode in reality with deadly consequences when his intoxicating new relationship with a beautiful young woman goes sour.“
Lionsgate released a third clip from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire that features the trainees prepping for battle.
The Francis Lawrence-directed sequel, in theaters November 22, “continues the story of Katniss Everdeen and the fictional, futuristic nation of Panem. Due to the events of the previous novel, a rebellion against the ruling Capitol has begun, and Katniss and fellow tribute Peeta are forced to return to the arena in a special edition of the The Hunger Games.”
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Maria Howell, and Sam Claflin all star.
Let's face it; horror fans have to start somewhere, right? Sometimes kids have to be eased into the genre, and when it comes to entry-level goodies for the ghoul-loving gals out there, it doesn't get much better than Monster High.
Variety reports that Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will write and produce the live-action adaptation of Mattel’s Monster High franchise for Universal Pictures.
Plot details are unknown, except that the film will be based on the doll franchise, popular with teen and tween girls, that centers on the perfectly imperfect teenage children of the world’s most famous monsters.
Schwartz and Savage will produce under their Fake Empire banner alongside Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who brought the project to the studio. Mattel’s Playground Productions is executive producing. Universal’s VP of production Maradith Frenkel and creative executive Chloe Yellin will oversee the project for the studio.
We told you back in August that Universal was planning a big screen adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic Day Men, and now we have a quick update for you on the comic itself and more. Read on for details.
Despite the first issue of Day Men, the new horror-crime series from Boom! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon, co-writer Michael Alan Nelson, and artist Brian Stelfreeze being an immediate success -- selling out almost immediately -- the second issue has failed to appear as scheduled. So what does this mean for the property? An open letter from Matt Gagnon sheds some light on what's going on.
Day Men Issue #2 will finally be released next month. The full letter from Gagnon is below.
Dear Retailers and Readers,
Please fasten your seat belts and prepare for landing. We're approaching our final destination. To put it another way, DAY MEN #2 will be in stores December 11th! You can insert your "It's a Christmas miracle!" jokes here. So...when DAY MEN launched, it quickly amassed a wellspring of critical and commercial success. And for that, we need to thank all of our readers and the retail community for embracing the series. It's a unique book to produce, and one that sort of runs contrary to the monthly publishing schedule. So my feeling is this: If this series is going to be a little different, then it's only fair that we, as the publisher, be different in how we're approaching our support of retailers and readers. It's a two-way street. As you read on you'll see some of the incentives that we're offering for our awesome retail partners and readers.
It's funny, as Editor-in-Chief of BOOM! Studios for going on four years, and another two before that as Managing Editor, I've implemented an era of discipline and reliability for our shipping schedule. It's one of the hallmarks of our company—something I personally take very seriously—and one of the accomplishments I'm most proud of. Ask anyone at BOOM! and they'll tell you I'm borderline rigid about executing our production schedule flawlessly. To boil down my philosophy of publishing comics to its simplest components, it's about "great comics, on time." I believe in delivering the highest-quality stories and doing it on a schedule that fulfills on our solicitation promises to retailers. Look no further than POLARITY, SUICIDE RISK, SIX-GUN GORILLA, HIT, IMAGINE AGENTS, and so many more for that philosophy in practice.
So of course, it's the irony of all ironies that my own book is a different animal altogether.
One thing, I can flat-out guarantee: This book isn't going away. This isn't one of those vanity projects that comes out with one issue in hopes that the media rights are exploited, and then unceremoniously walks off into the forest. Mike, Brian and I are 100% committed to DAY MEN and the stories we have to tell. It's the only series I'm working on and the only series Bri is working on, period. Weeks after DAY MEN #1 came out, it was picked up by Universal for a feature film deal. This doesn't affect the publishing in any way. Literally, nothing has changed in that regard. Retailers and fans have asked so I wanted to address the question head on. We're as focused on the series now as we were on day one.
Brian is putting an insane amount of effort into DAY MEN. He's reaching for (and achieving) career-best work. This is a physically and emotionally draining process. He hasn't taken on a project of this scope and volume in a very long time, maybe ever. He's truly going for broke. We're aiming to make every issue of DAY MEN an event.
So here's how we're going to support our retail partners/readers and have their backs in this pursuit. These are special rewards we're offering on Issue #2, and this is an approach we’ll take for each issue moving forward:
EVERY retailer who orders DAY MEN #2 is going to receive two copies of a special George Pérez variant cover, free of charge. No strings. No order minimums. It's a gift—a thank you. Whether you hide them away for posterity, gift them to your biggest DAY MEN fans, or sell them to underwrite the cost of your DAY MEN #2 stock, they're our gift to you. The cover is beautiful. And if you do the math (two copies multiplied by the number of DM stores ordering DAY MEN), it's clear to see how this is one of the rarer Pérez pieces around. It also has the distinction of being the only comic book cover George has drawn in 2013 and his first published BOOM! Studios work. It's no secret that George is (courageously) dealing with some eye troubles that, as of writing this, have forced him to undergo surgery to see. Naturally, that hasn’t stopped George. The legend can do with one working eye what us mere mortals could only dream of. Check out how great his take on DAY MEN is!
Okay, I'm really excited about this one. The top 50 retailers who order the highest quantities of DAY MEN #2 will be dubbed the "50 Families." In DAY MEN, there are 50 families of vampires that secretly control the world. Well, in the retail community, we're going to sign up 50 retailers that not-so-secretly hold some serious influence in the industry! If you're anointed as one of the 50 Families, you're going to receive some special items that are exclusive to your network. For Issue #2, it's going to be a three-color, handmade, 18" x 24" screenprint featuring Brian's art and created by LA-based artist David Kloc, with the name of your store elegantly inscribed on the print by artist/designer Hannah Nance Partlow. There's one other nice little touch to the print that I'll leave as a surprise. We'll also be listing these 50 stores in the comics to promote their operations. Future issues will have additional incentives for the 50 Families of retail.
For our fans, our loyal readers who are picking up the single issues, we're going to offer a little something special in Issue #2. Check out the backmatter of the issue for more info. I think you'll dig it. If you're a retailer looking to support DAY MEN and need some extra help, don't hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those of you who know my story know that I come from a comic book retail background as a buyer. It's where I got my start in the industry; I have an immense amount of respect for the Direct Market retailer and their role in this medium. That background has informed my point-of-view as an Editor-in-Chief and a creator. And it's in part informed the BOOM! philosophy and operation itself. We're lucky to have a huge cross-section of people in the industry right now who are trying to push it forward. These are people that are supporting original stories, new ideas, and different ways of doing things. And there are some amazing retailers who are at the forefront.
It would be impossible to thank all the retailers I'd like in one sitting. But I do need to give a shout-out to a few retailers that went above and beyond for DAY MEN. These are organizations that dug deep and took a position on the book. Larry's Comics gave us a much-needed foothold in New England, where our story primarily takes place. I'm very thankful to have them as a supporter. Also, Marc Nathan of Cards, Comics, & Collectibles and Gary Dills of Laughing Ogre Comics went in on an exclusive cover. Those guys are huge boosters for the series and we're lucky to have them as part of the “We Are BOOM!” team.
Finally, thanks to all of our readers. I've can't even tell you how much your enthusiasm and dedication means to us. We're honored to have you on this journey, straight up. We'll be there with you when the sun rises on December 11th.
Lux in Tenebris,
There are times to this very day when I wake up in a cold sweat due to my exposure to that horrid CGI telling of Beowulf that Robert Zemeckis crapped out several years ago. I blame that damned Austin Powers-like hide the salami scene. In any event...
According to Deadline, Syfy has put in development "Beowulf," a drama series adaptation of the classic Old English epic poem that further examines the hero’s rise to power and his feud with the monster Grendel.
The project, produced by Omni, is being written by Matt Greenberg (1408), who will executive produce with Brian Hamilton, Michael Chechik, Andrew Cosby, and Paulo de Oliveira.
Well, it can't be worse than that 2007 mess, can it? Don't answer that.
Curious about Kevin Smith's new film Tusk? Well, this image from the Charlotte, North Carolina, set of his now-filming flick featuring Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) and Genesis Rodriguez in a walrus costume will just serve to pique your interest further.
Osment (pictured below) plays Teddy, whose best friend and podcast co-host (Justin Long) goes missing in the backwoods of Canada. He joins forces with his friend’s girlfriend (Genesis Rodriguez; also pictured below) to search for him.
Financier and production company DEMAREST FILMS (Machete Kills, A Most Wanted Man) is underwriting and producing visionary director Kevin Smith's next film, the audacious and utterly terrifying Tusk.
Tusk stars Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, A Case of You) and cult favorite Michael Parks (Red State, Django Unchained). Smith directs from his own script, which evolved from Episode 259 of his long-running podcast with Scott Mosier, the award-winning SModcast. Tusk's horror story follows a podcaster who sets out to interview an eccentric, reclusive old seafarer, only to find himself a plaything in the gruesome plot of a deranged killer.
Demarest's Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson produce alongside Shannon McIntosh for Smith's SModcast Pictures banner. Demarest's David Greathouse and Jennifer Schwalbach are executive producers. SModCo's Jordan Monsanto and Chris Parkinson are associate producers.
IFC Midnight releases Eric England’s twisted horror film Contracted on Friday, November 22nd. Written and directed by England, the film stars Najarra Townsend, Matt Mercer, Alice Macdonald, Katie Stegeman, Simon Barrett, Charlie Koontz, and Caroline Williams.
While it will be available on plenty of VOD outlets (including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon Instant Video, GooglePlay, SundanceNow and more) for folks outside of reasonable driving distance to a theater, you should see it on the big screen if you get chance. And if you live in LA – there’s no excuse not to! We’ll be hosting a special screening on the 22nd at The Downtown Independent (251 S. Main St, Los Angeles, California 90012) at 10PM! I’ll be conducting a Q&A after the film with England and some of the cast! There will also be booze if you’re over 21. You can buy tickets HERE!
Check out an exclusive, nasty clip below! This sh*t is one of my biggest fears.
Kevin Smith has shared the first image from the Charlotte, North Carolina set of his now-filming Tusk. The pic displays newly cast Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) and Genesis Rodriguez, who is wearing a joke(?) walrus costume.
The pic also star Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers, Live Free or Die Hard, A Case of You) and cult favorite Michael Parks (Red State, Django Unchained). Smith will direct his own script, which evolved from Episode 259 of his long-running podcast with Scott Mosier, the award-winning SModcast.
Tusk’s horror story “follows a podcaster who sets out to interview an eccentric, reclusive old seafarer, only to find himself a plaything in the gruesome plot of a deranged killer.“
Valiant have been hyping the release of ‘Unity’ #1 for months now with a fantastic marketing campaign. The company have been talking about the book, previewed it in the back of all their issues, and released countless teasers to coincide with the book’s release. The company’s marketing team even issued a press release revealing that the title’s first issue sales were in excess of 68,000 copies making it the one of the highest charting comic book series to launch in 2013. Now ‘Unity’ is here and it has the to sink or swim on the strength of its creative merits.
WRITTEN BY: Matt Kindt
ART BY: Doug Braithwaite
PUBLISHER: Valiant Comics
RELEASE: November 13th, 2013
“Unity” #1 is the perfect entry point for new readers into the Valiant universe. Writer Matt Kindt does a great job of framing the overall story of X-O Manowar verses the rest of the world, and connects it to humanity through a photographer covering the battle. From there we get to see the assembly of Valiant’s version of the Avengers as Toyo Harada enlists the help of Ninjak, the Eternal Warrior, and Livewire to bring down Aric of Dacia. Kindt is able to pull all the characters together from various titles in the Valiant universe without it feeling contrived. Seeing these characters together fighting to achieve a common goal of taking down X-O Manowar feels natural and the characters still retain their unique voice throughout. Kindt also does a great job of synching up each character’s unique voice and personality to what we’ve seen in other regular ongoing books.
Artist Doug Braithwaite has been one of comics most underrated talents and it’s great to see him being thrust into the spotlight here on “Unity”. His style is expressive and bold, but he knows his job is to compliment the story that Kindt has set up. Braithwaite beautifully illustrates the opening sequence of the book to show just the massive scale of the war with X-O Manowar and he does a great job at making it appear larger than life.
“Unity” #1 lives up the hype and delivers a strong first issue. Kindt and Braithwaite already have readers on the edge of their seats in anticipation for the impending war between Toyo Harada’s team of misfits and X-O Manowar and you don’t want to miss a minute of this action.
Are you feeling like you just haven't seen enough clips and TV spots from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? Then check out this latest sneak peek of the Quarter Quell Training Center provided by "Capitol TV."
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The film's release date is November 22, 2013, and advance tickets are on sale now!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow (Donald Sutherland) prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
If “guided-view native comic” sounds confusing, you’re not alone. Essentially, Valiant has teamed up with ComiXology to create a digital-only comic series done in 8-bit, video game style, art that utilizes “Guided View Native” technology (a fancy way of saying the panels move nicely on your digital device. If you’ve read any comic on ComiXology, you’ve experienced this “Guided View”).
Now that we’ve cleared that up, Valiant’s “8-Bit Adventure: Unity” #1 does look pretty damn awesome. It combines that classic video game feeling with comic storytelling, so it’s definitely worth checking out. The story is written by Ben McCool with art Donovan Santiago, who has been doing most of Valiant’s 8-bit variant covers that you’ve seen around.
Official Press Release:
November 13, 2013 – New York, NY – Comics and gaming fans prepare for a whole new level of Valiant 8-Bit greatness with the debut of Valiant’s first-ever digital-first Guided View Native comic – Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: UNITY #1. This all-new Valiant release is out now exclusively on comiXology – the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and the Web at www.comixology.com.
Hot off the heels of Valiant’s best-selling 8-bit covers, Valiant is proud to debut its first 8-bit Guided View Native comic that has been created specifically for digital, showcasing comiXology’s unique digital-only storytelling experience. Written by acclaimed creator Ben McCool with art from Valiant 8-Bit superstar Donovan Santiago and fan-favorite penciller ChrisCross, Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: UNITY #1 is the first, full-length look inside the world of Valiant 8-Bit with an all-new adventure starring X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and the rest of Valiant’s elite super-team, Unity!
“We’re excited to help bring Valiant’s first Guided View Native title to life and look forward to many more of their great stories to come,” said comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts. “It’s amazing to see the kinds of innovative comic story-telling the Guided View Native format has produced and Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: UNITY #1 brings us another stunning example of just that.”
“ComiXology’s Guided View Native format opens up a whole new horizon of storytelling possibilities,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “This is the next step in expanding Valiant’s incredibly successful 8-Bit initiative, and the Guided View Native process has allowed us to capture the best of what traditional comics and old school gaming have to offer for a one-of-a-kind reading experience unlike anything Valiant has attempted to date. Ben, Donovan, Chris and Assistant Editor Josh Johns have delivered something truly innovative here.”
Even the most dreaded team of heroes needs a training day. Before they take the fight to X-O Manowar in the pages of UNITY #1, Toyo Harada is launching his all-star squad of heavy hitters – Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and Livewire – into the most intense, most unpredictable, most fantastic battle simulation ever undertaken. Can these inscrutable heroes survive a pixel-smashing fight through each of gaming’s greatest milestones? Find out today in Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: UNITY #1!
Also debuting the same day, don’t miss the landmark first issue of the Unity team’s battle against X-O Manowar in the pages of UNITY #1 – the hotly anticipated debut of Valiant’s latest ongoing series by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite – on sale now at comiXology!
VALIANT 8-BIT ADVENTURE: UNITY #1
Written by BEN MCCOOL
Art by DONOVAN SANTIAGO with CHRISCROSS
Available Now on comiXology
A second clip has arrived from tomorrow night's Episode 5.07 of "The Vampire Diaries," entitled "Death and the Maiden," in which a locked up Amara begins seriously freaking out. It looks like being frozen for 2,000 years isn't the healthiest thing a person can go through.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.07 - "Death and the Maiden" (airs 11/14/13, 8-9pm)
THE POWER OF DOPPLEGANGERS — While Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) try to explain Amara’s (Nina Dobrev) situation to Stefan (Paul Wesley), Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett) gives Katherine (Nina Dobrev) some deeply disturbing news. Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) shows up at Caroline’s (Candice Accola) dorm room, searching for Katherine.
After a surprising conversation with Amara, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) share a glimmer of hope. Silas (Paul Wesley) fails to keep a promise, causing Damon to turn to Tessa (guest star Janina Gavankar) for help with his new plan, and Stefan makes a heartbreaking confession to Damon and Elena.
Leslie Libman directed the episode written by Rebecca Sonnenshine.
Sororal is an Australian giallo-inspired movie directed by Sam Barrett, and after two and a half years of post-production, it's finally set to make its highly anticipated debut at Melbourne's Monsterfest 2013.
From the Press Release
The team at Nakatomi Pictures is very pleased to announce the world premiere this month of their genre-bending feature Sororal, Australia’s first giallo-inspired thriller, at the country’s premier film festival for lovers of contemporary and classic genre, Melbourne’s Monsterfest 2013.
The November 24th screening will be followed by a Q&A session with key team members including director Sam Barrett and cast members Amanda Woodhams and Liam Graham.
A heady whirlwind of genetic experimentation, mind control, telekinetic power struggles, and twisted art revolve around Sororal’s heroine, Cassie (Woodhams), a troubled artist who tries to make sense of her vivid, violent dreams by committing her visions to canvas.
The film’s two-and-a-half-year journey through post-production has seen anticipation ahead of its release ramp up among rabid giallo fans, especially over the last 12 months. “Post is always more extensive for indie features like ours so we were strapped in for a long ride,” says Barrett, “but we’ve been astounded at the level of passion and the obsessive attention to detail from the post sound department, music, and visual effects. Those guys pulled this thing off like a prison break – it was inspiring to watch. We’re all extremely proud of the film and are so excited to be premiering at a festival that has quickly become the spiritual home for horror in Australia.”
“Sororal’s debut as part of our first weekend’s Terror Australis showcase is fantastic for Monsterfest 2013,” says festival director Neil Foley. “While securing The Exorcist’s Linda Blair as this year’s guest of honour is certainly a coup, I’m also very pleased that Sororal’s festival journey is starting here and that our new Australian genre programming will finish so strongly with Sororal screening last on the Sunday evening – it’s such an accomplished and polished third feature from Nakatomi that festival goers have been waiting to see.”
Cassie is tormented by visions of murder. Terrifying images flood her dreams and attack her waking hours. Her dreams are her curse and keep her isolated from the everyday world. Cassie's life is thrown into disarray when a mysterious detective comes to her with a bombshell: He tells her that her visions are depictions of real murders, murders that she couldn’t possibly have seen. Cassie’s pain now has a face, and she must stop the killing at all costs. The twisted, childlike killer targets Cassie’s loved ones, and the race is on to stop her. Cassie is thrown together with her former lover as they scramble towards a shocking revelation that will change everything.
Though it's often said that good things are worth the wait, I admit to being pretty bummed to learn that Sinister director Scott Derrickson's next film wasn't going to be released until January of 2015. Thankfully, that long wait has just been slashed by nearly six months!
Screen Gems has just announced that they'll be releasing Beware the Night way ahead of schedule, putting it into theaters on July 2nd of next year. This move speaks volumes in regards to how confident they are about the movie, which they hope will scare up big time box office numbers, the way The Conjuring did this past summer. We shall see!
Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star in Beware the Night alongside Eric Bana. The film re-teams Clint Culpepper’s Sony-based company with The Exorcism of Emily Rose tandem of Scott Derrickson and Paul Boardman. The film is a paranormal thriller that will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Derrickson will direct a script he and Boardman wrote.
In the flick Bana plays an Irish Catholic cop working a case when he meets a renegade priest (Ramirez). Despite the cop’s beliefs, he’s convinced by the priest that there is a demonic element, and together they work to solve the case and combat the paranormal forces working against them. Munn plays the cop’s wife, who also has a tie to the case.
Screen Gems is hoping this will blossom into a franchise.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the Japanese animated classic Akira, which is being celebrated in a big way by Funimation. Their 25th Anniversary Blu-ray release of the film just dropped yesterday, and we're happy to report that it includes the original English dubs, rather than the new dubs that have appeared on previous releases.
Read on for all the details about this must-own set!
Akira isn’t just a movie – it’s the genesis of a genre. Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future. Akira’s arrival shattered traditional thinking, creating space for movies like the The Matrix to be dreamed into brutal reality. Without Kaneda and Tetsuo, without espers and psionic assassins, without that badass motorcycle – our world would be a far less exciting place to exist. But the manga became the movie and the movie became a phenomenon and the world took notice. Now, Akira is everywhere. If you can’t see it in the streets – if you can’t feel it crawling around inside your brain – then you have yet to be initiated. What. Are. You. Waiting. For?
Ever since I received a promotional Contracted condom in the mail, my interest has been piqued. It looks sick, it looks vile, and it looks bloody awesome. Check out a fresh new batch of stills below!
Look for the film in limited theaters and VOD outlets (including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon Instant Video, GooglePlay, SundanceNow, and more) on November 22 via IFC Midnight.
Contracted tells the terrifying tale of a young girl who has a one-night stand with a stranger, contracting what she thinks is a sexually transmitted disease, but it is actually something far worse. As things begin to crumble around her, she's sent on a disturbing and bloodcurdling journey, sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
The film is directed by Eric England (MADISON COUNTY) and features a who's who of horror film and television thesps including Najarra Townsend (2005's hit indie ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, "90210"), Caroline Williams (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, HATCHET III, NIP/TUCK), celebrated horror force Simon Barrett (V/H/S, ABC'S OF DEATH, YOU'RE NEXT), Charley Koontz ("COMMUNITY," RUBBER), Dave Holmes ("RENO: 911"), and Ruben Pla (INSIDIOUS), amongst others.
Last week Monroe asked Rosalee to move in with him, and on Friday they begin the process of combining their belongings and their lives. Do things go smoothly? Of course not - this is "Grimm" we're talking about! Check out a sneak peek of Episode 3.04, "One Night Stand."
"Grimm" Episode 3.04 - "One Night Stand" (airs 11/15/13)
BIZARRE DROWNINGS LEAD TO A MYSTERIOUS GROUP OF WATER-BOUND WESEN - When Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) investigate a drowning death with mysterious marks on the victim’s ankles, they happen upon a group of water-bound Wesen with a deadly postcoital cuddle.
Meanwhile, Rosalee (Bree Turner) starts unpacking her things at Monroe’s (Silas Weir Mitchell), and Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) makes a startling realization about the possible identities of the Royal Baby’s parents. Bitsie Tulloch, Reggie Lee, and Claire Coffee also star.
Universal's latest adaptation of Bram Stoker's most popular novella has undergone several changes on its way into our lives, first being renamed from Dracula: Year Zero to Dracula Untold. Now, the release date has been pushed back for the second time.
The flick will now be arriving in theaters a couple weeks later than planned. Dracula will once again sink his teeth into theaters on October 17, 2014.
The film stars Luke Evans as the titular bloodsucker alongside Sarah Gadon, Samantha Barks, Thor Kristjansson, Art Parkinson, Zach McGowan and Dominic Cooper.
Universal’s dramatic horror movie tells the origin story of the most famous of vampires. Michael De Luca is producing the project, and commercials helmer Gary Shore is making his directorial debut on the picture.
The script tells of a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them and in the process becomes the first vampire.
More as it comes!