A few interesting photos from the set of the Terminator franchise's hotly anticipated fifth installment have just surfaced, providing us with our first look at Emilia Clarke's Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke's John Connor, and Jai Courtney's Kyle Reese.
And hey, Arnie's in there too, delivering an epic photo-bomb in one of the shots.
Check out the Terminator: Genesis set photos by clicking over to The Daily Mail!
Terminator: Genesis will hit theaters on July 1, 2015.
Matt Smith ("Doctor Who"), J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, and Byung Hun Lee also star.
Skydance and Annapurna co-finance along with Paramount with David Ellison producing for Skydance and Megan Ellison producing for Annapurna. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier penned the script, and Alan Taylor is directing.
This summer, the fantastic Metro series getting a makeover with Metro Redux, which will bring Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light to PC, PS4, and Xbox One with improved graphics, brand new content, and it’ll all run at a smooth 60 fps.
On top of all that, 2033 will also see several of the tweaks and improvements developer 4A implemented in its sequel, Last Light. I’ve played them both, more than once, but I do believe I’ll be grabbing this for at least one more go around Moscow’s underground.
Fox quietly released an International trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and it flew under our radar... until now of course. Check it out and look for the film in theatres - in 3D even - on July 11th, 2014.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo; James Franco has a cameo.
It's directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay by Mark Bomback and Rich Jaffa & Amanda Silver based on characters created by Jaffa and Silver.
A decade has passed since apes and man have come face-to-face. Now the two societies face a difficult choice between working together to co-exist or battle to become the dominant species.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
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Producer Antony I. Ginnane plans to be staying busy on the remake scene. He was the man behind Patrick and its remake Patrick: Evil Awakens, and now he's digging up two more of his films, The Survivor and Thirst to get the redux treatment.
The news comes via Screen Daily. “Genre – particularly thrillers, sci-fi and action – never really dates,” said Ginnane. “Sales agents and international buyers like something that has been previously tested, has cult resonance and is made for a price. In some cases we are selling to the children of the guys who bought the originals.”
Rod Hardy-directed 1979's Thirst. The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.
David Hemmings directed the 1981 flick, The Survivor. A plane crashes just after takeoff and the only survivor, the pilot walks out of the wreckage. He doesn't remember the explosion or the crash, but 300 passengers & crew are dead. As the investigation goes on people are wanting answers.
Anyone who owns an iPhone knows what a useful app "Find My iPhone" is. That shit comes in handy, and I've personally used it several times. That being said, filmmaker Darrell Wheat is ready to use it for nefarious purposes in his new movie, Recovery.
The flick, starting production this summer, stars Kirby Bliss Blanton (pictured; The Green Inferno, Project X), Samuel Larsen (pictured; “Glee”), Alex Shaffer and James Landry Hébert. Recovery was written by Wheat and Kyle Arrington (“The Originals”). Eric B. Fleischman’s EBF Productions and Sean Tabibian are producing. Continental Media reps international rights.
The film follows Blanton's character on the night of her high school graduation after her iPhone is stolen and tracked down with a "find my iPhone" app to a house where the demented tenants plan on kidnapping her and making her part of the family.
I actually kind of have a soft spot for Jaws 3D. It was the first 3D film I ever saw and it doesn’t hurt that I had a huge childhood crush on Bess Armstrong. As a film, it’s not great – though it’s still miles better than Jaws: The Revenge.
However, it features what may truly be one of the worst special effects ever committed to film. Keep in mind, I’m grading against the resources they had at their disposal. This isn’t some home video slasher shot in the woods, this is a studio movie! With a real budget! It came out in the 80′s and featured a shot that would have been deemed too shoddy even in 1920.
See for yourself. This video isn’t slowed down or anything – that’s just the choice they made in the movie.
The idea of a Mech-Bigfoot is very exciting. So exciting in fact that artist Vincent Cretara and company have made a quick stop motion trailer in honor of Rolfe Kanefsky's new film Megafoot! Now let's just hope the real thing can get made!
We're very selective about which crowd-funded projects we cover around here, but this one looks too damned cool to not try and help with. If the striking image below is enough to whet your appetite, then head on over to the Megafoot IndieGoGo page and check out all the cool things you can get by shelling out some cash!
The concept – based on an original idea and story by Justin Martell (producer of Troma's Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volumes 1 & 2) and with a screenplay by Rolfe Kanefsky (award-winning screenwriter/director of There’s Nothing Out There, The Hazing, and Nightmare Man), who is also attached to direct - was to create the ultimate warrior using enhanced chemical and engineering technology. When it was declared that the end product would be used exclusively in conjunction with the U.S. Military, Colonel Hankle and his team immediately took control. A research facility in the backwoods of the American Midwest was built, and a top-notch group of scientists was dispatched – along with some healthy, willing volunteers – to commence the operation. Alas, the human subjects proved to be incompatible with the procedure. All seemed lost… and then we made the most incredible discovery.
A new type of creature. GIGANTANTHROPUS CRYPTICUS, more commonly known as a Sasquatch, or Bigfoot. We thought it was a mere myth, a projection of man’s fantastical imagination, but we were wrong. They exist.
Just the confirmation that these beasts inhabit this world would alone shake the foundation of science across the globe. But we could not pass up this amazing opportunity: fate, it seemed, was smiling upon us. Our endeavors would not be wasted. These hairy mammals proved to be a far more accurate match to our program than mere humans. By combining a unique combination of nature and cybernetics, we will produce the most dangerous being on the planet. The quest to create the ultimate warrior shall continue. Project: MEGAFOOT.
Kirby Bliss Blanton (pictured; The Green Inferno, Project X) and Samuel Larsen (pictured; “Glee”) have been cast in Darrell Wheat’s upcoming thriller Recovery, starting production this summer, Bloody Disgusting learned.
“The film follows Blanton’s character on the night of her high school graduation after her iPhone is stolen and tracked down with a “find my iPhone” app to a house where the demented tenants plan on kidnapping her and making her part of the family.”
Alex Shaffer and James Landry Hébert are also on board to star.
The film is written by Wheat and Kyle Arrington (“The Originals”). Eric B. Fleischman’s EBF Productions and Sean Tabibian are producing. Continental Media reps international rights.
After premiering at last year’s TIFF, it was recently announced that a June 6 release had been set for Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman, which now has a strange new clip to go along with the first theatrical dates.
You can read Patrick’s review right here!
Starring Jan Bijoet, Jeroen Perceval and Hadewych Minis, “A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, Borgman follows an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle. Charming and mysterious, Camiel Borgman seems almost otherworldly, and it isn’t long before he has the wife, children and nanny under his spell in a calculated bid to take over their home life. However, his domestic assimilation takes a malevolent turn as his ultimate plan comes to bear, igniting a series of increasingly maddening and menacing events.“
Jeremy Saulnier's indie flick Blue Ruin is getting set to make its DVD and Blu-ray debut, and we have everything you need to prep yourself for this insanely bloody revenge tale right here. Read on, Dreadies!
From the Press Release
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC are proud to announce the home entertainment release of Jeremy Saulnier’s highly praised sophomore effort, BLUE RUIN.
The film world premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it took home the esteemed FIPRESCI prize. Audiences can own the revenge thriller on DVD and Blu-ray on July 22, 2014.
BLUE RUIN is a classic American revenge story, following a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home, determined to carry out an act of vengeance. His inexperience as an assassin lands him in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family in this critically-acclaimed new thriller by director Jeremy Saulnier (MURDER PARTY). Starring Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, and Eve Plumb.
RADiUS-TWC released the suspenseful film theatrically on April 25, 2014, following a successful run on the festival circuit. In his review for Indiewire, Gabe Toro declares BLUE RUIN as “easily the most suspenseful American film of the year, a thriller that feels like lightning across a quiet night sky; sudden, terrifying, and excitingly singular.” A.A. Dowd of AV Club raves, “Revenge thrillers are rarely so resonant, flavorful, or electrifying.” Eric Lavallée of IONCINEMA asserts that the film is “truly one of the most frantic, viscerally gory portraits albeit, deliriously pleasurable mayhem-filled noir comedy items to be launched on the festival circuit this year.” According to David Denby of The New Yorker, writer-director “Saulnier spills a lot of blood, but he’s an extraordinarily responsible and appealing craftsman.”
BLUE RUIN has a running time of 90 minutes and is rated R for strong bloody violence and language. Special DVD and Blu-ray features include:
- Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Jeremy Saulnier and Star Macon Blair
- No Regrets: The Making of Blue Ruin
- Deleted Scenes
- Camera Test
Hard rock/metal band Mastodon have released a teaser photo from their upcoming “High Road” music video, which shows a few men wearing battle armor and wielding swords and axes rushing into battle. There is no word on when this video will be released but one would assume it would be before or on the release date of the new album Once More ‘Round the Sun. You can head on below to see the photo.
— Mastodon (@mastodonmusic) May 30, 2014
Alt-metal band Stolen Babies may have one of the most unique sounds going on for them in today’s music scene. Their mixture of metal with avant garde instrumentation and theatrical presentation all blend together to form a highly addictive and exciting sound that is as surreal and bizarre as it is enjoyable!
That’s why I’m really excited to host bassist/guitarist Rani Sharone’s Top 5 Italian Horror Films, which comes as a precursor to their US tour with none other than Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin!
I chose these films because they have one thing in common…they have incredible soundtracks!
I was familiar with the scores before ever seeing the films. It’s the music that made me check the films out.
More often than not i’ve found the music to be best part of the films, but i do appreciate the editing, camera work, twisted plots, and the usual swankiness found in Giallo films also.
I’m really stoked Stolen Babies is touring with Claudio Simonetti’s GOBLIN. I’ve got my CD’s on hand for him to sign.
Head on below for the list!
Hey, man, everyone's gotta get laid sooner or later. Preferably sooner... From the makers of the stellar WNUF Halloween Special comes Call Girl of Cthulhu and we have your first look right here.
The film boasts performances from David Phillip Carollo, Melissa O’Brien, Nicolette Le Faye, and George Stover (John Waters’s Desperate Living), with special effects by Jason M. Koch and Kaleigh Brown of Aftermath FX Studio (Return To Nuke ‘Em High).
Call Girl of Cthulhu is the sixth film from Baltimore-based Midnight Crew Studios.
The film will be released through Camp Motion Pictures later this year.
When a virginal artist falls in love with a call girl, she turns out to be the chosen bride of the alien god Cthulhu. To save her, he must stop a sinister cult from summoning their god and destroying mankind. With endless slimy monsters, an ancient cult, and a healthy dose of T & A (tentacles and ass), writer/director Chris LaMartina and co-writer/producer Jimmy George have created a gory, fun homage to the master of horror, H. P. Lovecraft.
The ghastly wonder of Wolf Creek 2 is gearing up to invade and lay waste to your home video collection on Blu-ray and DVD and right now we have a look at the artwork and details for ya! Check 'em out and start wondering... Can someone bring the original to Blu too? Please?
Look for the flick online and in stores June 24, 2014.
Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.
Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, exchange student Paul visits the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. His dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when he encounters the site’s most infamous local, Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). When Paul attempts to flee, Mick pursues him across a hostile wasteland and eventually drags him back to his underground lair. After seeing the true magnitude of Mick's monstrosity, Paul's only hope of surviving, where no one has before, will be to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster.
Prolific horror fiction writer Dean Koontz has inked a new deal with Dynamite Entertainment to see the adaptation of a handful of his novels to comic book form. The new agreement covers his books “Frankenstein,” “Christopher Snow,” and “Nevermore”. The deal also includes publishing rights to three brand new Koontz properties. No release dates or creative teams have been set.
May 29th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment announced today their agreement with New York Times Bestselling author Dean Koontz to extend and expand upon their existing publishing contract with him. The agreement covers three properties in graphic novel format:
- Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein - http://www.deankoontz.com/frankenstein-books/
- Dean Koontz’s Christopher Snow - http://www.deankoontz.com/fear-nothing/
- Dean Koontz’s Nevermore - http://www.deankoontz.com/nevermore/
All new illustrated stories will be coming from Dean Koontz and Dynamite on each of the three properties. Exact details on publication plans and dates will be shared at a later date.
In additional news, Dynamite also announced it is further building its longstanding relationship with the literary icon, and is in discussion with Dean Koontz regarding publishing work based on 3 brand new original Koontz properties.
Under the deal currently being discussed, the 3 original properties are being created exclusively for Dynamite, straight from the mind of Dean himself. Each property will have at least 3 graphic novels published, to create a full program around the new work.
More info on each of the new properties will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned for more details…
“Dynamite Entertainment lives up to its name: a highly charged company full of wonderfully creative people. It’s a pleasure to work with them, and I look forward to going to new and fascinating worlds with them,” said Dean Koontz.
“Working with the entire team at Dynamite continues to be a pleasure,” stated Nancy Cushing-Jones, Dean Koontz’s representative for comic book and graphic novel rights. “Both Dean and I look forward to continuing our relationship with Dynamite over the next several years.”
“It’s extremely exciting to expand our agreement with Dean. We have a fantastic relationship, and have been able to release adaptations of his work to date. We’re honored that Dean is happy with these releases and is allowing us to now create new stories with his full involvement. Dean is overseeing each story beginning with plotting out new stories, choosing each writer and artist, and reviewing every stage of the creative process.
And even more exciting, Dean will be working with us to take our relationship to a new level. We’re creating new characters, in new universes, from the ground up and introducing them to Dean’s dedicated fans. This is an exciting new chapter in our working relationship with Dean, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.
Screen Daily reports that Antony I Ginnane, producer of both the 1978 Patrick and its remake, Patrick: Evil Awakens, is planning to redo two more of his films: the 1979 Thirst, pictured, and The Survivor from 1981.
Ginnane has credits as either producer or executive producer on 64 films.
In the Rod Hardy-directed Thirst, Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the “blood cows” kept at the “dairy farm”, and they try to get her to join them.
David Hemmings directed The Savior, which begins when a plane crashes just after takeoff and the only survivor is the pilot who walks out of the wreckage. He doesn’t remember the explosion or the crash, but 300 passengers & crew are dead. As the investigation goes on people are wanting answers.
Here’s trailer for both.
Review by – Bree Ogden
“The Fuse” continues to impress me with its quick-witted, expeditious, and hugely digestible sci-fi crime plot. Johnston tangles up relevant social issues and seedy entertainment to create a nearly perfect 4th installment in this dirty sci-fi drama.
WRITTEN BY: Antony Johnston
ART BY: Justin Greenwood
RELEASE: May 28, 2014
The truly impressive aspect of this comic is the fact that in one issue, not a lot technically happens, but still I’m flipping the pages almost faster than my mind can digest them simply because I cannot wait to see what’s next. For the most part, Ristovych and Dietrich are just pounding pavement, continuing to uncover secrets and lies in their quest to solve the double Cabler murder from issue one. Only a few days have passed in the course of four issues, but the depth at which the characters and plots are explored is remarkable.
Nearly every character has a secret that is investigated in this issue. It’s a weighty issue for emotional exploration. Birch is the center of investigation while the other exterior characters keep the pacing brisk. We meet Ristovych’s son who may or may not be involved in some dirty politics and we’re allowed a closer peek into the office of the mayor and his dysfunctional crew. The balance between main and supporting characters is impeccable. Their individual stories are woven together in a way that makes sense without feeling convenient or obvious.
The clarity that is afforded us as we delve into the unfamiliar world of “The Fuse” is exceedingly generous. I’m constantly inspired by the deftness in which Johnston delivers us into his scenes. He is dealing with a deck of difficult cards: science fiction, cop procedural… these aren’t easily palatable, but he’s dealt them out with remarkable agility.
While I admit, there was a split second of heavy-handedness, a moment where I felt the “secrets revealed” where a tad soap opera-ish, it only lasted a mere minute before it either faded into the continuity or felt justified by the plot, I’m not sure what happened but it worked either way.
For the first time in a long time, possibly ever, I really appreciate the lack of detail in the art. I crave the simplicity. With the plot moving at an impossible speed, detailed, intricate art would slow the pace, completely changing the dynamic of the story. I’m not sure if this was a purposeful decision on the part of Greenwood or a happy mistake but I’m grateful for it. It’s one of the reasons this comic rates so high for me each month.
Review by – Bree Ogden
“Furious” concluded its 5-issue arc with all of the redemption and comeuppance that the previous issues both built up to and demanded. This series has remained spotty for me the majority of its run, and although it rounded out nicely, it may have rounded out a little too nice.
WRITTEN BY: Bryan J. L. Glass
ART BY: Victor Santos
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
RELEASE: May 28, 2014
This issue’s present tense thread remains (primarily) in one place: mid-air. Furious and Perfidious fight it out mid-flight while Furious simultaneously dives after the rapidly plummeting toddler, Christine. It’s exactly the type of adrenaline-filled moment before death that Furious needs to make amends with her past. Previous issues have shown us bits of Cadence Lark’s sordid history but it’s these last twenty pages that delve into the heart of it.
As per usual with the “Furious” modus operandi, it’s the flashback scenes that carry the issue. Cadence Lark has just saved (albeit flippantly) Jodie, a street girl who is on the verge of being killed by her sadistic pimp. Cadence has taken this young girl out of her horrific environment only to give her a place in Lark’s environment, treating her to a heavy life of debauchery and drugs. The girls are lonely, desperate, delirious, and angry at the world when they decide to take their lives together in a suicide pact. When both survive, it’s a turning point in their lives. One gets better and wants absolution, while the other, Jodie, decides to get retribution…becoming Perfidious.
I don’t have much of anything profound to say about this comic. It’s fairly straightforward. Sometimes so straightforward that it feels as if the creators are spelling it out for us. While the last couple of issues have shown a significantly stronger storyline, major character and plot developments, non-clichéd action, and real heart, the overall arc lacks the depth I really craved. All superheroes are seeking absolution while dodging a villainous foe. I wanted more from this.
For example, in issue #4, we are introduced to Detective Christopher McKnight. In McKnight, Furious has finally met her match. He’s not like the other cops. He’s not going to play the blame game; he wants to know why Furious does what she does. He sees the scared girl she is and not the maniac she portrays. I’m genuinely saddened that this ripe character, one of the first well-rounded peripheral characters of the series, was only used in a handful of panels. If the series returns for a new arc, I can only hope they utilize more characters like McKnight.
In the end, this series feels too neat for my taste. Any characters or storylines that would take deeper exploration are cut short or eliminated. While there is a lot about the arc that works—fantastic art, some interesting social commentary, and loads of action—the overall product left me wanting.
We continue our tease of Michael Moreci’s new series. See the previous teasers here, and stay tuned for the big one on monday.
Roadshow and Warner Bros. Pictures shared one final TV Spot/trailer for Edge of Tomorrow, their adaptation of the Japanese novel “All You Need is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The pic, in theaters June 6, unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star.
Also discovered today is an international trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, in theaters July 11, which boasts some new footage. Matt Reeves directs with Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Judy Greer and Jocko Sims starring. In the sequel to the prequel, “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.”